United Airlines (UAL) to Connect Washington, D.C. With Lagos

United Airlines is adding Lagos, Nigeria, to its international itinerary from Dulles International Airport, with the only nonstops from the D.C. region to Lagos.

United will schedule the flight three days a week with departures from Dulles on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays starting Nov. 29. It will operate the 10 hour flight with Boeing 787 Dreamliner jets.

Dulles to Lagos fares were not available online as of Friday. United said tickets will be available for booking on its website and app starting this weekend.

United Airlines has more flights from the D.C. area to Africa than any other airline. Earlier this year it started service from Dulles to Accra, Ghana.

United, the dominant carrier at Dulles, increased its daily departures this summer to more than 220 flights and is now operating 80% of its U.S. schedule nationwide compared to 2019, with strong summer bookings.

United has increased its winter schedule from Dulles too, including more flights to warm weather destinations domestically and in the Caribbean and Latin America.

United, like other airlines, has warned of a slowdown in bookings on the rise in COVID-19 infections fueled by the delta variant.

Visit: https://www.united.com/en/us/

Emirates seeks 3,000 cabin crew and 500 airport services employees to support operations ramp-up

Dubai, UAE, 16 September 2021 – To support its planned ramp-up operations, Emirates has begun a worldwide campaign to recruit 3,000 cabin crew and 500 airport services employees to join its Dubai hub over the next six months.

These roles are Dubai-based positions and frontline customer-facing roles, and both jobs offer exciting opportunities for friendly, energetic, and service-oriented people to meet and interact with the world as Emirates’ brand ambassadors. Candidates interested in joining Emirates as cabin crew or as an airport services agent can find out more about the job requirements and submit their application on www.emiratesgroupcareers.com.

Emirates has gradually restored its network operations in line with the easing of travel restrictions around the world, and over the past months, it has been recalling pilots, cabin crew and other operational employees who were stood down when the pandemic forced a drastic reduction in flights last year.

The airline currently flies to over 120 cities, representing 90% of its pre-pandemic network, and it plans to restore 70% of its capacity by the end of the year, including bringing back more of its iconic A380 aircraft into active service.

One of the most dynamic global cities, Dubai has also led the world in its response to the pandemic thanks to its strong leadership and public-private sector cooperation. The rapid vaccination roll-out in the United Arab Emirates, and clear pandemic protocols have enabled Dubai to quickly and safely re-open to international tourism and business activities since July 2020.

Dubai continues to attract people from all over the world with its welcoming culture, tax-free environment, and leading infrastructure for living, working and recreation.

Toufik’s World International Conference 2021 Features International Keynote Speakers.

Toufik World Organization officials announced that their international public health conference is on track to be held virtually from July 30th – August 1st, 2021. This year’s conference centers around the theme “The Field of Public Health: How Students Can Get Involved.” 

“The scientific program includes Keynote & Panel sections.” Says Abdul-Rahman Toufik, CEO and Founder of Toufik World Organization. “It is the goal of the organizers to make this meeting an event of scientific excellence, attractive to both industrial and academic scientists in public health.” Toufik added. 

“The major objective of the conference is to create a platform for youth networks, social organizations and to introduce undergraduate students around the world to the field of Public Health.” Wireko Andrew Awuah, President of Toufik World Organization stated.

The conference will feature 4 keynote speakers:

Rachael Donalds MPA, MS

Rachael Donalds MPA, MS is founder and CEO of Biosay, Inc. The culmination of a personal and professional journey, Biosay has been developed to empower people and communities to crowdsource wellness. With a long-held interest in the factors and strategies that contribute to individual and community health and wellness, Rachael’s professional career began at Brown University where she developed research design and evaluation of behavioural interventions for her BA in Psychology and Master in Public Affairs. Taking a post as Director of Operations and Assistant Director of Admissions for a psychiatric residential treatment program in the greater Boston area enabled her to apply research insights and develop her interest in public health interventions and strategies. Subsequent to graduating from Harvard School of Public Health, Rachael designed Biosay as a mobile public health intervention to reduce stress through increasing awareness of how our environments impact our well-being. Biosay was accepted to the Harvard Venture Incubation Program at the Harvard Innovation Lab, and to the competitive Harvard Launch Lab. In addition to developing and launching Biosay, Rachael is currently completing her Ph.D. at Boston University, and is a clinical psychology resident at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and holds an appointment as a clinical fellow at Harvard Medical School. She serves on the Editorial Board for the Harvard Public Health Review. A vocal champion of the opportunities offered by considered e-health intervention that harness big data, she has spoken on the relevance of Digital Determinants of Health at TEDx and published articles ranging from the use of stem cell lines in the treatment of anxiety and depression to applying the biopsychosocial model in the assessment of resilience and the remission of chronic illness.

Adam Eid Ramsey

Adam Eid Ramsey, MD is an editorial board member at the Harvard Public Health Review, the CEO of the NYC Daily Post and a contributing medical writer for the Los Angeles Tribune. He works at the Family Medicine Residency Program at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira, New York. He is a world- renowned lecturer, an entrepreneur and the author of more than 100 medical papers, articles, reports and manuscripts. Prior to his current roles, he served as the Alt-Resident Representative to the Board of Directors at the NY State Academy of Family Physicians and a Board Member of its Operations Commission as well as its Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Taskforce in 2020-2021. He was also a research fellow at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School as well as a college professor at various institutions including Upper Iowa University, Nunez and Delgado community Colleges.

Dr. Michael Alumuku

Dr. Michael Alumuku is a current University of Global Health Equity Scholar in the Msc Global Health Delivery prgram, University of Global Health Equity, Rwanda. He is the Founder of African Young Leaders for Global Health, a youth led organization with members in 42 African Countries that aims to strengthen health systems in Africa through research, capacity building and advocacy to influence health policies at the national and international level. He is so an alumnus of the Young Professionals in Public Health Leadership program of the West African Institute of Public Health, Contributed a book chapter in the Casebook on “advocacy in public health” published by the World Federation of Public Health Associations. He has several publications in peer reviewed journals.

Heather Tillewein 

Heather Tillewein  is a Harvard Fellow and a Fellow for the California Institute of Integral Studies. Dr. Tillewein also is an associate editor for the Harvard Public Health Review. She also is the Communications Chair for the LGBTQ Health Caucus for the American Public Health Association. Dr. Tillewein also serves on the executive committee and on the policy committee for the LGBTQ Health Caucus. She holds a PhD in Health Education from Southern Illinois University and holds an MPH and BHS from the University of Missouri. Currently, Dr. Tillewein works as an adjunct professor for Austin Peay State University. Her research focuses on health barriers among marginalized sexual identity and gender identity populations. Dr. Tillewein also focuses on sexual health and mental health in her research.

Additionally, the conference will feature 10 panel speakers:

Meet Joseph Allor-Annan ; One Of The Two Foreign Students To Graduate Summa Cum Laude From Saratov State Medical University (Russia)

Joseph Allor-Annan

As a young child, Joseph Allor-Annan would always accompany his grandma for her routine hospital visits. There a new world opened up to him. Witnessing young doctors in lab coats and the altruistic care they gave to patients left an enduring impression on him and his current career choice.

Joseph Allor-Annan

As a firm believer that with the right motivation and perseverance nothing is out of anyone’s reach and a new dream in heart, he studied earnestly and to offer science in St. Augustine’s College.

Joseph, as an avid Formula 1 fan, is inspired by Lewis Hamilton who notwithstanding his background has made a name for himself as one of the best racers. “Still we rise”… a quote emblazoned on Joseph’s heart is his driving force to become a doctor and thus consequently graduating with honors from Saratov State Medical University. 

During his time in medical school, he successfully led the electoral commission of NUGS Saratov and Audit committee of NUGS Russia.

The Global Undergraduate Awards 2021

The Global Undergraduate Awards is the world’s leading academic awards programme, open to all undergraduate students in almost every academic discipline and attracting submissions from hundreds of universities on every continent.

This is a unique opportunity to have your work recognised by an international panel of expert judges working in some of the world’s top academic institutions. We believe in rewarding students for passion and innovation early in their academic career, to encourage them to continue their work through postgraduate study or employment.

Submitting your entry is quick, simple and free! Through our fully anonymized online submission platform, UA has designed a fair and equal awards programme open to students regardless of background. Submit today for a chance to have your work recognized and awarded at an international level.

Tanzania’s President John Magufuli dies at 61

Tanzania’s President John Magufuli has died aged 61, the country’s vice-president has announced.

He died on Wednesday from heart complications at a hospital in Dar es Salaam, Samia Suluhu Hassan said in an address on state television.

Mr Magufuli had not been seen in public for more than two weeks, and rumours have been circulating about his health.

Opposition politicians said last week that he had contracted Covid-19, but this has not been confirmed.

“It is with deep regret that I inform you that today… we lost our brave leader, the president of the Republic of Tanzania, John Pombe Magufuli,” Vice-President Hassan said in the announcement.

She said there would be 14 days of national mourning and flags would fly at half mast.

Mr Magufuli was declared president on his 56th birthday in October 2015. He was elected for a second term following a disputed poll last year.

He was one of Africa’s most prominent coronavirus sceptics, and called for prayers and herbal-infused steam therapy to counter the virus.

Tanzania has not published details of its coronavirus cases since May, and the government has refused to purchase vaccines.

Mr Magufuli was last seen in public on 27 February, but Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa insisted last week that the president was “healthy and working hard”.

On Monday, police said they had arrested four people on suspicion of spreading rumours on social media that the president was ill.

Source: BBC

Nigerian Man Thrown Out By His White Lover For Not Cooking

A Nigerian man living abroad has no choice than to sleep on the cold streets simply because he was thrown out by his white lover.

According to him, he has been staying with the lady for the past 5 months and does everything possible to satisfy her.

He noted that he doesn’t have the right papers as a permanent citizen — for that matter, he has been enduring the pain so that the White lady in question can help him get the papers.

The young man said he has been the one who takes care of cooking among other things.

But on the very day that he got thrown out, he got back from work but because of how tired he was, he couldn’t cook on time.

There and then his White lover came back and when she asked if he cooked, he told her he was tired so he’ll cook later.

His White lover got pissed and threw him outside.

Because he has nowhere to go, this young man had no choice than to sleep on the cold streets.

Watch the video below:

15-year-old American Scientist to Speak on STEM in Ghana

The Transformation Ghana Leadership Initiative (TGLI) is hosting a 15-year-old American Scientist, Ms. Gitanjali Rao to speak on creativity and innovation in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM).

The workshop is scheduled for March 16th at 4:30 PM GMT.

Ms. Gitanjali Rao was recognized as America’s Top Young Scientist and received an EPA Presidential award for inventing her device “Tethys”—an early lead detection tool.

Gitanjali is also the inventor of “Epione”—a device for early diagnosis of prescription opioid addiction using genetic engineering, and “Kindly”—an anti-cyberbullying service using AI and Natural Language processing.

She was honoured as Forbes “30 Under 30 in Science” in 2019 and TIME’s “Top Young Innovator” and “Kid of the Year” for her innovations and STEM workshops she conducts globally, which has inspired over 38,000 students in the last two years across four continents.

In her sessions, she shares her own process of innovation that can be used by students all over the world.

She is an experienced TED speaker and often presents in global and corporate forums on innovation and the importance of STEM.

Gitanjali is a partner for Forbes Ignite Network where she has piloted a concept called Empathy Sharktank that helps in employee-employer engagement and staff development for start-ups and schools.

Click here to register to join the workshop.

Burna Boy Wins Best Global Music Album at 2021 Grammys

Nigerian star Burna Boy has won Best Global Music Album at the 2021 Grammy Awards. His album Twice as Tall won the award over records by Antibalas (FU Chronicles), Bebel Gilberto (Agora), Anoushka Shankar (Love Letters), and Tinariwen (Amadjar). The win marks Burna Boy’s first Grammy Award after being nominated last year.

In November, the Recording Academy announced plans to change the name of Best World Music Album to Best Global Music Album, saying it’s a step toward “a more relevant, modern, and inclusive term.” The statement added: “The change symbolizes a departure from the connotations of colonialism, folk, and ‘non-American’ that the former term embodied while adapting to current listening trends and cultural evolution among the diverse communities it may represent.”

GES to allegedly sanction the teacher who feed her pupils with her salary because it’s against the rules to do so

For the past few days, one Abenah Serwaah Mankosa who’s a teacher at Aninkrom D/A Primary one in Adankwame District in the Ashanti Region has been trending on social media for her kind deeds.

The young female teacher has decided to use her salary to give a well-balanced diet to her pupils.

Her act of kindness has caught the heart of Ghanaians with a lot of people pledging to support her in many ways.

News of her kind deed has also been well publicised in the media.

Well, as it stands, we all might think Ms Abena Serwaah was doing good but it appears the Ghana Education Service is not happy with what she’ doing.

She has taken to her Facebook handle to reveal that she was invited to report herself at the GES district office for questioning.

According to her, GES claims feeding, taking pictures of pupils and sharing them on social media is against its codes and ethics.

I just don’t know any GES rules that is against taking pictures of children,so we can’t reach out to the less privileged in the society in peace.

Can the community turn against me that they don’t like how I treat my children under influence of any power.

Ghana is sweet😂 . Daddy said am stronger than this. Final verdict at my district education office. I love my country Have just lost appetite .So will Ghana ever develop”, Abenah Serwaa Mankosa posted on Facebook.