Protecting education from attack during COVID-19: a new day, a new call to action – World

‘Sadiq’ is 15 years old and from Sinjar district in northwest Iraq. He cannot write his own name.

Sadiq’s education has been successively destroyed by war, displacement, and now, COVID-19.

Sadiq should be in 9th grade, but for three years, beginning in 2014, his hometown was ruled by the group known as Islamic State. The armed group not only prohibited formal secular education in areas they controlled, but also attacked schools and used them for military purposes, such as for bases or weapons storage, in contrast to Islamic law’s general emphasis on the importance of education.

His family, who are Arab, fled Sinjar in 2017 and Sadiq then spent more than a year in a camp for internally displaced people. The camp had no education opportunities for him either. Finally, in 2019, Sadiq and his family were able to return to their hometown, but it took three more months for

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EcoVadis’ New Carbon Action Module Will Tackle Climate Change and Drive Significant, Long-term Emissions Reductions

PARIS and NEW YORK, Sept. 22, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — EcoVadis, the world’s most trusted provider of business sustainability ratings, is launching a first-of-its-kind Carbon Action Module that’s designed to reduce emissions across the supply chain and enable organizations to step up their fight against climate change. The solution will be revealed during Climate Week NYC 2020.

A recent EcoVadis analysis of 40,000 global organizations revealed a massive shortfall in supplier carbon reporting and action. The research found that the majority of corporations today only address their direct and indirect emissions, while neglecting those that occur in the value chain. This represents an alarming and severe gap as value chain emissions, upstream and downstream, account for more than 70% of total emissions for manufacturers (IOP Science) and up to 80% for consumer-goods organizations (McKinsey).

“The climate crisis demands that we take urgent action to combat the impact of carbon

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Wake County Families to Safely Reopen Schools Calls for Immediate Action by the Wake County Board of Education

WAKE COUNTY, N.C. – September 10, 2020 – ( Newswire.com )

​​Among the school reopening choices outlined by Governor Roy Cooper and the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, Plan B allows North Carolina students to return to classrooms in a blend of in-person and virtual instruction. Accordingly, Wake County Families to Safely Reopen Schools respectfully requests that the Wake County Board of Education (the “School Board”) finalize a clear plan to reopen schools under Plan B no later than Oct. 1 and that schools reopen no later than Oct. 22. ​

Wake County Families to Safely Reopen Schools believes in the Wake County Public School System, our school administrators, and our teachers. We believe that our community is strong and that we can create a public-private partnership to return students and teachers to schools safely, consistent with The Strong Schools NC Public Health Toolkit (K-12). Most

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American Kidney Fund Provides Kidney Disease Education and Healthy Living Tips Through Virtual Kidney Action Week, Sept. 14-18

ROCKVILLE, MD / ACCESSWIRE / September 10, 2020 / Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the American Kidney Fund (AKF) has transformed its signature community kidney disease prevention event, Kidney Action Day, into a virtual Kidney Action Week. Kidney Action Week is a first-of-its-kind event in the COVID-19 era, focusing on kidney health and kidney disease awareness and prevention for at-risk individuals across the country. The interactive event will take place online, from Monday, Sept. 14 to Friday, Sept. 18.

Kidney disease-the ninth leading cause of death in the U.S.-is a silent killer without symptoms until the late stages. Nine out of 10 people with the early stages of kidney disease are unaware they have it, and half of those with severely reduced kidney function (but not yet on dialysis) do not know they have the disease. Prevention activities like Kidney Action Week are crucial to the public’s understanding and awareness

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National Science Foundation, Ohio Department of Higher Education Ohio Action Fund award UD chemists $290K for nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometer : University of Dayton, Ohio

By Dave Larsen

The National Science Foundation awarded University of Dayton chemists Jeremy Erb and Vladimir Benin $240,379 and the Ohio Department of Higher Education Ohio Action Fund provided an additional $50,233 for the purchase of a Bruker 400 MHz nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometer to support faculty research and student research training in chemistry and the biological sciences.

The National Science Foundation (NSF) award is supported by the agency’s Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) and Chemistry Research Instrumentation programs. It represents Erb’s first federal sponsored research grant and the first NSF MRI award for the College of Arts and Sciences.

Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy allows scientists to determine the chemical structure of a compound by bombarding molecules with radio waves while under the influence of a magnetic field. The new instrument will replace the Department of Chemistry’s outdated model, and provide state-of-the-art technology to enhance faculty research capabilities and expand

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