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Nexford University lands $10.8M pre-Series A to scale its flexible remote learning platform

Two profound problems face the higher education sector globally — affordability and relevance. Whether you live in Africa, Europe, or the U.S., a major reason why people don’t go to university or college or even drop out because they cannot afford tuition fees . On the other hand , relevance shows the huge gap between what traditional universities teach and what global employers actually look for. It’s not a secret that universities focus a bit too much on theory. Over the past few yea...
Tags: Asia, Microsoft, Big Data, Saudi Arabia, Nigeria, Africa, Tech, Dubai, Ibm, Sterling, Africa Europe, Fadl, Nexford University, Sterling Bank, Future Africa, VC Global Ventures

Cumberbatch & Trevorrow Teaming For WWII Drama War Magician

Cumberbatch & Trevorrow teaming for WWII drama War Magician Oscar nominee Benedict Cumberbatch has officially signed on for the leading role in Studiocanal’s upcoming film adaptation of War Magician, based on David Fisher’s World War II drama novel of the same, with Jurassic World‘s Colin Trevorrow set to helm, according to Deadline. RELATED: Benedict Cumberbatch Praises Doctor Strange 2 Director Sam Raimi Cumberbatch is no stranger to war dramas as he previously appeared in Steven Spielberg...
Tags: Movies, Benedict Cumberbatch, Colin Trevorrow, Movie News, UK

‘War Magician’ Recruits Benedict Cumberbatch for Colin Trevorrow’s World War II Movie

Benedict Cumberbatch is going from Sorcerer Supreme to War Magician. The actor will star in the new film from Jurassic World director Colin Trevorrow, based on the true-ish story of Jasper Maskelyne, a world-famous magician and illusionist who used his stage skills to help the British Army during World War II. The story was turned into a book by David Fisher. Deadline has the scoop on War Magician, a new film from director Colin Trevorrow that will star Benedict Cumberbatch. The film is base...
Tags: Movies, Benedict Cumberbatch, Drama, Casting, Egypt, Middle East, British Army, Jurassic World, Weir, Malta, Alexandria, Colin Trevorrow, Suez Canal, Africa Europe, David Fisher, Peter Weir

Israeli Attorney General Slams Netanyahu's Vaccine Diplomacy

Israel’s attorney general has warned Benjamin Netanyahu that he cannot single-handedly share the country’s surplus vaccines with far-flung allies in Africa, Europe and Latin America.
Tags: Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu, Netanyahu, Africa Europe

Are Facial Expressions the Same Around the World?

Whether at a birthday party in Brazil, a funeral in Kenya, or protests in Hong Kong, humans all use variations of the same facial expressions in similar social contexts, such as smiles, frowns, grimaces, and scowls, a new UC Berkeley study finds. The findings, published in the journal Nature, confirm the universality of human emotional expression across geographic and cultural boundaries at a time when nativism and populism are on the rise around the world. “This study reveals how remarkably s...
Tags: Google, Hong Kong, Parenting, Brazil, Kenya, UC Berkeley, Darwin, Africa Europe, North Central and South America, Middle East Asia, Cowen, Dacher Keltner, Keltner, Alan Cowen, Berkeley News Read, Greater Good Science Center Researchers

The Chris Voss Show Podcast – Fossil Men: The Quest for the Oldest Skeleton and the Origins of Humankind by Kermit Pattison

Fossil Men: The Quest for the Oldest Skeleton and the Origins of Humankind by Kermit Pattison A decade in the making, Fossil Men is a scientific detective story played out in anatomy and the natural history of the human body: the first full-length account of the discovery of a startlingly unpredicted human ancestor more than a million years older than Lucy It is the ultimate mystery: where do we come from? In 1994, a team led by fossil-hunting legend Tim White uncovered a set of ancien...
Tags: Podcast, Minnesota, Seo, Earth, Ethiopia, North America, Lucy, Africa Europe, Afar, Humankind, Tim White, Chris Voss, Ardi, Leakeys, Books/Authors, Kermit Pattison

Madagascar: A Little Wild Trailer Debuts Ahead of Hulu & Peacock Premieres

Madagascar: A Little Wild trailer debuts ahead of Hulu & Peacock premieres The official trailer for DreamWorks Animation’s newest Madagascar prequel series titled Madagascar: A Little Wild has been released, featuring the young versions of the film series’ beloved animal characters Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe and Gloria the Hippo. All episodes of the animated series will be available for streaming on Monday, September 7 on both Hulu and Peacock. Check out the video in ...
Tags: TV, Hulu, Madagascar: A Little Wild, Peacock, Streaming, TV News, Video

Flying over Africa Europe

Up early ate my breakfast egg sandwich and drank my orange juice as I threw my night clothes into my case. My leg felt itchy so I shook out my trousers and a hairy caterpillar fell out Just what I needed I put some antihistamine cream on my leg hoping i
Tags: Travel, Africa Europe

Consumerism as a conduit for connectivity and Christ

International (MNN) – Christmas is coming. You know what that means; it's the time of year we all gather together to complain about consumerism. Thanks to ever-present ads and social media pressure, the downsides seem clear. But according to Denise Godwin of International Media Ministries (IMM), so are the benefits. Global access to technology increases each year as millions join the Internet, get their first smartphones, or join social media. Read more about that increase here. That techno...
Tags: Youtube, Global, Middle East, Jesus Christ, Eurasia, Africa Europe, Godwin, Priscilla Du Preez, Denise Godwin, Ruth Created for Farsi

Kid's Global Adventure Cooking Kit

Send your kid the long way home to dinner… on a culinary mini-adventure to Africa, Europe, or the Middle East. These colorful, country-specific kits each lead to three authentic, healthy meals that are kid-tested to appeal to young eaters. Key spices and hard-to-find ingredients are included, so budding chefs can do it all themselves--or “just add grownups” anywhere along the way. The instructions walk you through everything from shopping to serving, and each kit also includes interesting facts,...
Tags: Shopping, Middle East, Africa Europe

SpaceX’s massive Falcon Heavy lifts off for first commercial mission

HAWTHORNE — SpaceX has launched its second supersized rocket from Florida, a year after sending up a sports car on the initial test flight. The new and improved Falcon Heavy blasted off Thursday evening with a communication satellite called Arabsat — the rocket’s first paying customer. The Falcon Heavy is the most powerful rocket in use today. SpaceX chief Elon Musk put his own Tesla convertible on last year’s demo. The red Roadster — with a mannequin at the wheel — remains in a solar orbit stre...
Tags: Business, Spacex, Elon Musk, Florida, News, Uncategorized, Tesla, Sport, Soccer, Middle East, Local News, Falcon Heavy, Falcon, Cape Canaveral, Africa Europe, Hawthorne

SpaceX will try again Thursday for Falcon Heavy launch

HAWTHORNE — Hawthorne-based SpaceX will try again Thursday to make the first commercial launch of its Falcon Heavy, billed as the most powerful rocket ever assembled. The Arabsat-6A mission from Cape Canaveral in Florida was originally scheduled for Tuesday, then pushed to Wednesday due to bad weather. On Wednesday, the launch was first delayed by 90 minutes due to upper-level winds, then scrubbed altogether when the windy conditions persisted. Thursday’s launch window will open at 3:35 p.m. Cal...
Tags: Business, Spacex, Elon Musk, Florida, News, California, Sport, Soccer, Middle East, Aerospace, Falcon Heavy, Falcon, Cape Canaveral, Atlantic Ocean, Africa Europe, CAPE CANAVERAL Fla

Panama president cheers China’s ‘Belt and Road’ initiative

HONG KONG (AP) — Panamanian President Juan Carlos Varela says his country sees a “big opportunity” in China’s massive “Belt and Road” infrastructure initiative. Speaking Tuesday in Hong Kong, Varela said the initiative, which aims to weave a network of ports, bridges and power plants linking China with Africa, Europe and beyond, is a chance […]
Tags: Hong Kong, News, China, Ap, Road, Panama, Africa Europe, Juan Carlos Varela, Varela, Nation & World

Italy, China sign memorandum deepening economic ties

ROME (AP) — Italy has signed a memorandum of understanding with China in support of Beijing’s “Belt and Road” initiative, which aims to weave a network of ports, bridges and power plants linking China with Africa, Europe and beyond. Premier Giuseppe Conte and Chinese President Xi Jinping shook hands during a ceremony in Rome after […]
Tags: Business, News, China, Ap, Rome, Beijing, Nation, Xi Jinping, Italy, Road, Africa Europe, Italy China, Giuseppe Conte

US-China trade war gives Belt and Road added significance

BEIJING (AP) — Beijing has been steadily gathering support for its “Belt and Road” initiative, which aims to weave a network of ports, bridges and power plants linking China with Africa, Europe and beyond. Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte has pledged to sign a memorandum of understanding this week on supporting the initiative during a visit […]
Tags: Business, News, China, Ap, Beijing, Nation, Road, Africa Europe, US China, Giuseppe Conte

Italian move to join China’s Belt and Road coup for Beijing

BEIJING (AP) — Despite criticisms, Beijing has been steadily gathering support for its “Belt and Road” initiative, which aims to weave a network of ports, bridges and power plants linking China with Africa, Europe and beyond. Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte has pledged to sign a memorandum of understanding this week on supporting the initiative during […]
Tags: Business, News, China, Ap, Beijing, Nation, Africa Europe, Giuseppe Conte

Call for Papers: Association for the Study of the Worldwide African Diaspora

Yolanda Covington-Ward, Ph.D. J.C. DjeDje forwards this release: DEADLINE EXTENDED TO MARCH 1, 2019: CFP Association for the Study of the Worldwide African Diaspora (ASWAD) 2019 Conference Yolanda Denise Covington Call for Papers:  Association for the Study of the Worldwide African Diaspora 10th Biennial Conference, November 5-9, 2019 The College of William & Mary Williamsburg, Virginia, USA Remembrance, Renaissance, Revolution: The Meaning ...
Tags: Asia, Virginia, Africa, Religion, United States, Congo, Central America, Caribbean, Richmond, Williamsburg, Elliott, Mary, Africa Europe, Hampton University, Europe Asia, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

African fintech startup Jumo raises $12.5M more to fund Asia expansion

Months after a big round, African fintech startup Jumo has pulled in a fresh $12.5 million to add more fuel for its expansion into Asia Pacific. The new investment comes from London-based investment fund Odey Asset Management, and it is an extension to a $52 million round that closed back in September. The deal takes Jumo, which recently moved its headquarters to Singapore, to $103 million raised from investors. Its backers include Goldman Sachs, Proparco — which is attached to the French Develo...
Tags: Google, Asia, London, Singapore, Africa, Tech, Asia Pacific, Pakistan, Kenya, Tanzania, Odey Asset Management, Africa Europe, French Development Agency, Jumo, Andrew Watkins Ball, Goldman Sachs Proparco

Meena Alexander, Poet Who Wrote of Dislocation, Dies at 67

Born in India and later a resident of Africa, Europe and the United States, she explored themes of feminism, post-colonialism and the search for identity.
Tags: News, India, United States, Alexander, Africa Europe, Meena, City University of New York, Books and Literature, Deaths (Obituaries, Poetry and Poets, Meena Alexander Poet Who Wrote

Africa Roundup: Paga goes global and 4 startups raise $99M in VC

Jake Bright Contributor Jake Bright is a writer and author in New York City. He is co-author of The Next Africa. More posts by this contributor Polestar unveils first production EV with aim to overtake Tesla Liquid Telecom goes long on Africa’s startups as future clients Nigerian digital payments startup Paga is gearing up for international expansion with a $10 million round led by the Global Innovation Fund. The company is explori...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Column, Y Combinator, Asia, Europe, Business, Technology, Microsoft, Entrepreneurship, Mexico, Finance, Wi-fi, Southeast Asia, Singapore, New York City

Haspel Divulges Personal Details In Her First Public Event At Her Alma Mater

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — When foreign officials visit the CIA, they sometimes leave with a fine bottle of Kentucky bourbon, newly confirmed CIA Director Gina Haspel said Monday in her first public event in which the former undercover intelligence officer disclosed a few personal details of her life and outlined her priorities for the agency. Returning to her alma mater at the University of Louisville, Haspel delved into some of the United States’ toughest challenges around the world. The spy age...
Tags: London, News, North Korea, Kentucky, Saudi Arabia, Senate, China, Iraq, America, Iran, Thailand, Beijing, United States, Asia Pacific, Mitch McConnell, Cia

Africa’s Jumo raises $52M led by Goldman to bring its fintech services to Asia

Asia’s fintech scene is poised to get a little larger after Jumo, a company that offers loans to the unbanked in Africa, revealed plans to expand into the continent. To get the ball rolling, Jumo has opened an office in Singapore to lead the way and landed a massive $52 million investment led by banking giant Goldman Sachs to fuel the growth. The new round takes Jumo to $90 million raised from investors. While Goldman is the lead — and standout name — the round also saw participation from exi...
Tags: Google, Asia, Indonesia, Southeast Asia, Singapore, India, Africa, Tech, West, Pakistan, Tanzania, Zambia, Goldman Sachs, Goldman, Experian, Fintech

The world's oldest human drawing is a hashtag-like doodle

Scientists have come across what they claim to be the earliest-known human drawing in South Africa. The etching, reminiscent of a hashtag, was drawn with an ochre crayon on silcrete rock, and was discovered in Blombos Cave, which is located 300 kilometres (186 miles) west of Cape Town. SEE ALSO: Please don't eat the world's oldest cheese It's estimated to be 73,000 years old, predating previously known abstract and figurative drawings by humans from Africa, Europe and Southeast As...
Tags: Europe, Science, Southeast Asia, Africa, South Africa, Cape Town, Norway, Africa Europe, University of Bergen, Blombos Cave, Luca Pollarolo Christopher Henshilwood, Magnus HaalandHenshilwood

Multimedia graphic design -- 73,000 years ago

The earliest evidence of a drawing made by humans has been found in Blombos Cave in the southern Cape in South Africa. The drawing, which consists of three red lines cross-hatched with six separate lines, was intentionally drawn on a smooth silcrete flake about 73,000 years ago. This predates previous drawing from Africa, Europe and Southeast Asia by at least 30,000 years.
Tags: Southeast Asia, South Africa, Cape, Africa Europe, Blombos Cave

How To Photograph A Total Lunar Eclipse

The total lunar eclipse of January 2018 only seems like it happened a few weeks ago and we're are already looking forward to the next eclipse. This is a great eclipse as the totality will last for about 1 hour and 43 minutes making it the longest eclipse of the 21st century. On the 27th of July 2018, the full moon will rise in the evening skies accompanied by an eclipse that will be visible in Africa, Europe, the Middle East, Asia, the Indian Ocean area, Australia and Eastern parts of South Amer...
Tags: Photography, Australia, Wikipedia, Nasa, Earth, South America, Mars, Denver, Indian Ocean, Outdoor Photography, Africa Europe, Southern Hemisphere, Perth Australia, Middle East Asia, Wikimedia Commons, CC BY SA

Senate votes to confirm Haspel as 1st female CIA director

By LISA MASCARO The Associated Press WASHINGTON  — The Senate confirmed Gina Haspel on Thursday as the first female director of the CIA following a difficult nomination process that reopened an emotional debate about brutal interrogation techniques in one of the darkest chapters in the spy agency’s history. The 54-45 vote split both parties, with six Democrats joining most Republicans in support. Republican Sen. John McCain of Arizona, who is battling brain cancer, was absent for the vote. Senat...
Tags: Florida, News, Washington, Kentucky, Senate, Virginia, Uncategorized, Alabama, America, West Virginia, Sport, Indiana, Thailand, Soccer, North Dakota, Arizona

Some Thoughts On The Middle Paleolithic Stone Tools From India Story

Early Middle Palaeolithic culture in India around 385–172 ka reframes Out of Africa models - Kumar Akhilesh, Shanti Pappu, Haresh M. Rajapara, Yanni Gunnell, Anil D. Shukla and Ashok K. SinghviFrom a site in Tamil Nadu, South India, stone tools made using a  strategy named Levallois were dated to be 385 ka -172 ka (ka-thousand years). Previous estimates for the arrival of this technology in India was thought to be around 125 ka or later, introduced by migrating Homo sapiens.So, who made these ol...
Tags: Asia, Europe, India, Africa, Israel, Seo, Morocco, Evolution, Fossils, Africa Europe, Homo, Denisovans, Paleolithic, Human Evolution, Human Migrations, Suvrat Kher

Mansourasaurus Shahinae: Rare Dinosaur Fossil From Late Cretaceous Links Africa, Europe

Dinosaurs were the dominant species (in the plural sense) on Earth for about 135 million years (they existed for another 30-40 million years before that), and were the largest-known land animals to have ever lived. And yet, there are places in the world where their remains from certain time periods are not found, making it difficult for scientists to put together the puzzle of Earth’s geological and geographic history.
Tags: News, Earth, Africa Europe

Animated map shows how cats spread across the world

You can find house cats on every continent except Antarctica. But that wasn't always the case. How did cats make it across oceans and into households worldwide?  The secret lies in ancient cat DNA. Here's how cats spread across the world.  It started around 10,000 years ago in what's now modern-day Turkey. DNA analysis shows this is where cats' wild ancestors likely originated. Wild cats proved to be effective rodent control for early farmers.  As the agricultural revolution spread, cats joine...
Tags: Asia, Americas, US, Trends, Cyprus, Turkey, Egypt, Antarctica, Romania, Bulgaria, Vikings, Africa Europe

Non-White Residents Of St. Martin: Irma Evacuations Show Racial Discrimination

PARIS (AP) — Some black and mixed-race residents of the hurricane-devastated French territory on the island of St. Martin are expressing anger at a perception that white tourists have been given priority during evacuations. The anger over perceived discrimination exposes underlying racial tensions that have long plagued France’s far-flung former colonies — especially its Caribbean territories, where most of the population identifies as black, and is poorer than the white minority. St. Martin res...
Tags: Asia, Florida, News, France, Ap, Paris, Louisiana, Caribbean, Guadeloupe, St Martin, Emmanuel Macron, Thomas Adamson, Martin, Africa Europe, Irma, Sint Maarten