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Russia Considers to Cut-Off Internet

Russia is considering whether to disconnect from the global internet briefly, as part of a test of its cyber-defences. The test will mean data passing between Russian citizens and organisations stays inside the nation rather than being routed internationally. A draft law mandating technical changes needed to operate independently was …

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Why Change Is Long Overdue For Women In The Workplace

Change for women in the workplace is happening, says Marian Salzman. But more needs to be done. I have just been to a talk in Davos on female leadership and, darn, I’m saddened about the real challenge’s women face. There may be more female political leaders around, but the number …

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How to Take Pictures Easily with Better Quality

Almost everyone has a smartphone these days, but not everyone  really understand their phone’s capabilities.  Companies, on their side, trying to produce models with advanced features, adding new models to the smartphone market each year, that boast new processors, increased operating memory, sophisticated cameras and more.  Artificial Intelligence (AI) has …

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IMF Chief Tells Poor Countries to Cut Use of Global Consultancy Firms

The head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has told poor countries to stop using global consultancy firms to write development strategies. The fund’s managing director Christine Lagarde singled out inefficient spending on consultants for criticism at an event about funding the sustainable development goals at the World Economic Forum …

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Azerbaijan Doubles Import of Georgian Wine

January saw a growth in the import of Georgian wines. Azerbaijan imported 5,790 bottles of wine from Georgia in early 2019, the National Wine Agency of Georgia told Report. This is a two-fold increase compared to January 2018. Last month, Georgia exported 6.25 million bottles of wine to 24 countries, which is 22 …

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Ten Key Themes for Cannes Lions 2019 Revealed

Over 900 leading industry experts have shared their concerns, insights and visions for the future of creative marketing communications to help us shape the key themes for the 2019 Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity… Brands in culture The new normal is to maintain relevance and emotional connection in a …

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EBRD is Ready to Invest in Climate Finance Projects in Azerbaijan

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) would like to invest in climate finance projects in Azerbaijan, Head of EBRD Baku office Ivana Duarte told Trend. Duarte noted that EBRD will be ready to look at bankable projects across a variety of sectors with focus on diversification of economy. …

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The World Health Organisation Is In Crisis – And At A Crossroads

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has just embarked up a year-long election to find a new Director-General to run the 8,000 person organisation. Arguably, the person who is eventually elected will not have an enviable job. WHO is mired in accusations of lack of transparency, corruption, and even stifling press …

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AP Exclusive: Health Agency Spends more on Travel than AIDS

LONDON (AP) — Dr. Margaret Chan, director-general of the World Health Organization, traveled to Guinea earlier this month to join the country’s president in celebrating the world’s first Ebola vaccine. After praising health workers in West Africa for their triumph over the lethal virus, Chan spent the night in the …

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Davos Podcast: Marcomms Leaders From Philip Morris, UNWFP & TCS

The Echo Chamber sits down a with a trio of in-house marketing/comms leaders at the 2019 World Economic Forum. The Holmes Report’s Arun Sudhaman sits down with a trio of senior marcomms leaders at the 2019 World Economic Forum at Davos, discussing the event’s enduring significance, along with the challenges facing …

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