Vivek Goel named president and vice-chancellor of the University of Waterloo

Innovator, scholar and bold leader becomes university’s seventh president Vivek Goel WATERLOO, Ontario, Nov. 18, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Vivek Goel, a distinguished scholar with extensive achievements in research, teaching and leadership across both public and private sectors, will become the seventh president and vice-chancellor of the University of Waterloo. Goel, who begins his five-year term on July 1, 2021, is recognized in Canada […]

VoltDB Announces Global Channel Partner Program

New Program Will Help OEMs, Value-Added Resellers, Technology Partners, And System Integrators In IIoT, Finserv, And Telcos BEDFORD, Mass., Nov. 18, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — VoltDB, the leading data platform for real-time decisions, today announced a new global channel partner program for OEMs, value-added resellers (VARs), technology partners, and systems integrators (SIs). The program will allow these partners […]

VoltDB annonce un programme mondial de partenariat de distribution

Le nouveau programme aidera les OEM, les revendeurs à valeur ajoutée, les partenaires technologiques et les intégrateurs de systèmes de l’IIoT, de Finserv et des entreprises de télécommunications BEDFORD, Massachusetts, 18 novembre 2020 /PRNewswire/ — VoltDB, la principale plateforme de données pour les décisions en temps réel, a annoncé aujourd’hui un nouveau programme mondial de partenariat […]

Extortion, bio-warfare and terrorism: Extremists are exploiting the pandemic, says UN report

Criminals and violent extremists are exploiting the pandemic to build their support networks, undermine trust in government and even weaponize the virus, according to a research report published on Wednesday by the United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI).  “Terrorist, violent extremist and organized criminal groups are trying to take advantage of the Coronavirus disease […]

UN officials assess needs at camps for refugees from Ethiopia’s Tigray region

Senior UN officials have conducted a two-day mission to southeastern Sudan, where some 30,000 Ethiopians have found refuge after fleeing ongoing fighting between national and regional forces in Tigray province, the world body reported on Wednesday.  The UN’s humanitarian coordinator in Sudan, Babacar Cisse, together with the heads of the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, the World […]

Operational update on escalating fighting in Tigray and northern Ethiopia

Addis Ababa / Geneva (ICRC) – In just two weeks, escalating fighting in Tigray and northern Ethiopia has triggered immense suffering and risks spiralling into a wider humanitarian crisis. The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) visited health care facilities in Tigray and Amhara—many of them yet to receive any assistance—and found them in […]

Ethiopia: Thousands of people flee conflict in Tigray region

On November 4, Ethiopia’s prime minister ordered military action against the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) in the Tigray region, following an attack on an Ethiopian military base. The escalating conflict could affect millions of people and runs the risk of destabilizing other parts of the country and the region, with potentially catastrophic humanitarian consequences. […]