ITandMed

IT&Med Conference Moscow 2015

2015.11.26 The IT&Med Conference is a 2-nd year event born out of the desire of a group of the medical professionals and IT professionals to pursue within the medical field the ideals for which they decided to embrace the medical profession and to improve the efficiency of the services they provide. The organizers of this…

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Bolshoi hall view

One step closer to beauty

Last week I had a chance to see the Bolshoi Theatre behind the curtain. There was pain, blood, intrigue and hard work that is unknown to the general public, but what all artistic people face one day or another, sooner or later. The whole theater resonates with an aura of the great and distant traditions…

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A future of drought, unless we invest now

2014.07.14 California is currently suffering from a drought as severe as any we could imagine happening in such a developed country as the USA. Eighty percent of the entire state is estimated to be in ‘extreme’ drought conditions, with 36% in ‘exceptional’ drought, an even worse condition. Meanwhile, the hot and dry conditions have begun…

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Ignoring the past for our own convenience

2014.07.02 We spend so much time focusing on the problems of the present day that it can be very easy for us to ignore the past, and to ignore the historical actions and events that have led us to the situation of inequality and injustice that we face today. But as the famous saying goes,…

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Aid for the poor or for the rich?

2014.06.11 Good news for once! British foreign aid has finally reached the 0.7% mark! As you will no doubt know, there has been a longstanding target encouraged by the UN Development Programme to encourage rich countries to give 0.7% of their GDP as foreign aid to help poorer countries overcome their disadvantages and improve the…

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Singapore climbs to third in PwC’s Cities of Opportunity Study of global centres of business, finance and culture

2014.06.06 Singapore advances to number three among the 30 cities studied by PwC in the sixth edition of its Cities of Opportunity report, released officially today in Singapore. Singapore ranked highest among Asian cities, and is one of only four cities, along with London, Stockholm and Sydney, to finish first in more than one indicator,…

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Time to change our oil culture

2014.06.02 The latest figures coming out of the US suggest that the previous exultation of shale gas may have been severely premature. Shale has been promoted as the answer to the question of US energy independence, with claims that there would be up to 17bn barrels of fuel underneath California alone – enough to keep…

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In the US, class privilege is in the air

2014.05.21 Recent research in the US has shown that, in simple terms, white people breathe better quality air than black people. When written as bluntly as that it sounds like a joke, almost like the kind of headline you would read in The Onion. But it’s actually a perfectly serious phenomena – areas of the…

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