PUBLISHED: 22:30 07 June 2019 Jessica Frank-Keyes Dr Maryanne Mariyaselvam has been recognised in the Queen's Birthday Honours list. Pictured, Dr Mariyaselvam with a non-injectable arterial connector. Picture: Ian Burt From giving up their time to volunteer in their communities, to contributing to local politics, or making strides in science or the arts, those recognised in the annual Queen's Birthday Honours list are always impressive figures. Professor Corinne Le Quere. Photo: SubmittedAnd as the list of those being recognised with titles or medals is revealed, reporters Chris Bishop, Sabrina Johnson, Marc Betts, Dan Grimmer, and Jessica Frank-Keyes rounded up some of those names, from MP Norman Lamb, to Norfolk-raised actress Olivia Colman, who might have familiar faces...Norfolk CBEs:Corinne Le Quere - Norwich scientistCorinne Le Quere, an academic at the University of East Anglia who specialises in climate change science has been made a CBE.John … [Read more...] about Queen’s Birthday Honours 2019: Who made the list from Norfolk?
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Trota, the world's first gynaecologist In the 11th and early 12th century, Trota worked as a doctor in the coastal city of Salerno. She is generally considered to have been the world's first gynaecologist and thought to have been the first female professor at the city's renowned medical school. Though we don't know much about her life, she produced a series of important medical writings which have survived. One of her key works was De curis mulierum (On Treatments for Women), which was one of the earliest and most comprehensive pieces of work about women's medicine, dealing with contraception, menstruation, childbirth and more. The manual was widely read and shared, translated into most European languages from the original Latin, though between the 16th and 20th centuries it was largely forgotten. Some of her theories are now known to be false, but other parts were surprisingly advanced for the time. For example, while the medieval church thought it was God's will for … [Read more...] about Six inspiring Italian women who changed the world
The John J. Burns Library occupies a grand neo-Gothic building on the leafy campus of Boston College. With its stone spires and stained glass, it looks very much like a church. The Jesuits who founded the university in 1863 did so to educate the children of poor immigrants who had fled the potato famine in Ireland. As Boston College grew and flourished over the next century and a half, it maintained close ties to the old country. With 250,000 volumes and some 16 million manuscripts, the Burns Library holds the most comprehensive collection of Irish political and cultural artifacts in the United States. The rarest and most valuable objects in the Burns Library are kept in a special enclosure known as the Treasure Room. It is a secure space, exactingly climate-controlled and outfitted with a state-of-the-art fire suppression system. The room is monitored by surveillance cameras and can be accessed only by entering a code on an electronic pad and turning a special key. The key must be … [Read more...] about Who killed Jean McConville? Did a secret archive at Boston College hold clues?
Ousmane Dione, Country Director for the World Bank in Việt Nam Vietnamese students and parents are celebrating Teachers’ Day, November 20, to hail the deeds of the teachers who are shaping the future generation of the country. It’s also an opportunity to celebrate Việt Nam’s educational achievement and to consider the future. I recently joined Party Secretary General, President Nguyễn Phú Trọng at the Việt Nam National University of Agriculture, where he discussed tertiary education reforms and the skills necessary for the future, to open new pathways for the country to continue to grow and prosper. Việt Nam has already made significant strides on tertiary education. Access to tertiary education has expanded appreciably with enrolment more than doubling from 900,000 in 2000 to 2.2 million in 2016. A university graduate in Việt Nam will, in terms of salary, see a return on their investment in higher education … [Read more...] about Extending Việt Nam’s Academic Achievements into Tertiary Education
Thus it could create a block chain linking healthcare, education, transportation and urban planning and management. The company announced plans to “Build an interconnected block chain for the development of smart cities” at the recent Vietnam Cryptocurrencies & Digital Assets Dialogue. After a long period of research, development and successfully experimenting with various improvements in block chain technology, KardiaChain can now connect any block chain it wants to despite different protocols, Hung Nguyen, its chairman and co-founder, said. This is an essential requirement for efficient development of smart cities. This technology allows access to publicly available databases of government departments and businesses while still ensuring security and transparency among stakeholders as the data is stored in a seamless decentralized system. Officials from various government agencies with KardiaChain’s advisors at CDAD 2018 Hung went on to add: “KardiaChain … [Read more...] about Interoperable block chain ecosystem holds key to future: KardiaChain