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Belgian singer-songwriter Milow will be streaming his concert tonight from 6.30pm as part of the Baloise Session @ home series. Baloise Session decided to start organising these @home concerts when it became apparent that they wouldn't be able to do their usual programme of intimate concerts with quality acts. They have found a way to bring these q…
 
Dr Elizabeth James, Amy Zile, and Dr Trish Jackman speak about what their research with the SMaRteN network has shown about how Covid-19 impacted doctoral and early career researchers. They outline what good practice can be adopted by supervisors, line managers and institutions to reduce some of this impact, drawing from both the research data and …
 
Hello and welcome to another edition of learn more – on this week’s show, we’re looking at how the Institute International de Lancy in Geneva’s One to One iPad learning programme meant the school was able to quickly adapt when the lockdown was introduced – and now can continue to offer highly individualized learning programme. I spoke to Adrian Hir…
 
Image: Fourth Round of the 5+5 Libyan Joint Military CommissionActing Special Representative of the Secretary-General Stephanie Williams briefs the press after the signing of an Agreement for a Complete and Permanent Ceasefire in Libya at the fourth round of the 5+5 Libyan Joint Military Commission, Palais des Nations. Image © 23 October 2020. UN P…
 
A modern-day scourge for many is the large amount on unsolicited junk mail we get in our letter boxes. Flyers from supermarkets, bargains from the local electrical shop and much more. Maybe – sometimes – its useful, as you were on the lookout for cheap tins of sweetcorn. But even so, the paperwaste may make you feel guilty. A new Geneva start-up ai…
 
Michael's guest is Karel Leeflang. His bread and butter is in leading large-scale transformations, both as a corporate executive and advisor.And in describing what he does, jargon words and phrases like “global organizational efficiency” and “effectiveness programs” and “ productivity improvement solutions” feature prominently. He has his own firm …
 
Every year the Gift Box Project sends much needed items to underprivileged children in the poor areas of Eastern Europe. You can help by creating a gift box, which while should contain items to make Christmas fun, such as sweets, chocolate and toys, but also will make a big difference for the following year. Many of the children lack school materia…
 
Plane Talk is BACK! We're talking about air travel in times of Covid:What does flying look like during a pandemic? How safe is it breathing recycled air on-board? What to expect at the airport? On next week's show, we'll look at the effect of the pandemic on the aviation industry overall and what steps will need to be put in place in order for the …
 
Today - 14 October - is the International Day of Emergency Nurses. We speak to the CEO of the International Council of Nurses (ICN) Howard Catton about the role of nurses in your local emergency department, an update on the current PPE availability for nurses, current nursing challenges and role of the ICN. "It's head, heard and hands" - Howard Cat…
 
13 Oct 2020Daniel Johnson reports in on the Mid Morning Mix with Katt... 1: UN’s World Food Programme wins Nobel Peace Prize.Announced last Friday, this is a major morale boost and recognition for tireless workers in the field who risk their lives reaching people affected by natural disaster and conflict."Because we’ve built relationships with comm…
 
Can Switzerland emulate the success of Silicon Valley? Many certainly hope so and are setting up Trust Valley. The aim is to bring together educational institutions, the private sector and local governments to create a network of stake holders dedicated to cybersecurity. How will it work, this week Dario looks at the worthy aims and the possible dr…
 
Hello and welcome to another edition of Learn More. Many parents are now familiar with STEM subjects – that’s Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, but now there’s STEAM – the A means Art – but in the broadest sense. The idea is to teach students how all the different disciplines can, and need, to come together for the best effects. Adr…
 
Winter is coming and we all hope the ski slopes will be open. Les Elfes International runs camps for 6 to 17 year olds in Verbier. There's plenty of activities for the kids, including ski and snowboard lessons, evening fun and language lessons. The camps are also adhering to strong safety measures to make sure they're Covid safe. Also, parents can …
 
10th October marks World Mental Health Day and this year, WHO’s message is: Move for Mental Health: let’s invest.In this episode of Health Matters, Dr Michelle explains that we are facing a mental health pandemic and discusses some of the awareness raising events taking place over the coming days including:Move for Mental Health Challenge and the M…
 
Parliament is now discussing new laws surrounding inheritance. The current laws are more than 100 years old and fail to respect how modern families operate and evolve. There are more divorces and re-marriages, blended families and more people are living together without getting married. Dario looks at what parliament is considering.…
 
Mon 5 October 2020. Today Daniel Johnson talks to Katt Cullen on the Mid Morning Mix to explain the following events taking place this week at the United Nations. 1: News: Sudan and South Sudan’s “double-whammy” humanitarian disaster caused by torrential rains and galloping inflation. Alerts from UN humanitarians OCHA and World Food Programme. We h…
 
Hello and welcome to another edition of Learn More. School holidays are an opportunity for the kids to take a break from class – but sometimes they may get bored. The Institut International de Lancy in Geneva knows just because the kids are having fun, doesn’t mean they’re not doing anything productive. The school has set up CampZone – it operates …
 
On this week's McKay Interview: As we are based in Geneva, we are well aware of its long-standing multilateral reputation and its unrivalled position as the city of peace, negotiation and reconciliation. In neutral Switzerland, Geneva has no military credentials. Just the opposite - being home of the Disarmament Talks since the early 1930s, the Uni…
 
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