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International Society of Hypertension release global practice guidelines

(Boston)–High blood pressure (hypertension) is the leading cause of death in the world affecting more than 1.4 billion people and accounting for more than 28,000 deaths each day. Today, the International Society of Hypertension (ISH) has released the “ISH 2020 Global Hypertension Practice Guidelines” to help reduce the burden of this significant health threat affecting people from every country and socio-economic group.

Developed by a world-wide panel of leading hypertension specialists from across the world, including Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) researcher Richard Wainford, PhD, the guidelines outline the best approaches to the management of hypertension and provide simple, clear recommendations for health professionals and those affected by the condition.

According to the ISH these are the first guidelines developed specifically for the management of hypertension regardless of population or resources. This is particularly important because approximately 72 percent of the global hypertensive population reside in low and middle

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Paul Harris Society | Rotary International

Rotary started with the vision of one man —  Paul Harris

After setting up his law practice in Chicago, Harris gathered several business associates to discuss the idea of forming an organization for local professionals. He envisioned a place where professionals of diverse backgrounds could exchange ideas and form meaningful, lifelong friendships.

On 23 February 1905, Harris, Gustavus Loehr, Silvester Schiele, and Hiram Shorey gathered at Loehr’s office in Room 711 of the Unity Building in downtown Chicago. This was the first Rotary club meeting.

“I was sure that there must be many other young men who had come from farms and small villages to establish themselves in Chicago … Why not bring them together? If others were longing for fellowship as I was, something would come of it.”

In February 1907, Harris was elected the third president of the Rotary Club of Chicago, a position he held until the

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Politics in Hungary | Domestic and international politics related to Hungary, through the eyes of a hardcore Fidesz-supporter

Once upon a time, there was a Communist state party in Hungary which was called Hungarian Socialist Workers’ Party, that is MSZMP for short in Hungarian.  This party served Hungary’s Soviet occupiers from 1956 until 1989. The Soviet Communist party journal was called “Pravda” in those times.  This means “truth” in Russian.  It went without saying that Pravda was writing about anything but the truth.

MSZMP dropped their M for “munkás” (“worker”) in 1989, so they became democratic, pro-Western, pro-market economy, pro-human rights, progressive tolerant, anti-racist and whatever. This Hungarian Socialist Party was defending democracy from Fascists and Nazis in unison with the even more progressive, even more anti-racist, pro-homosexuality,  etc., so very ‘liberal’ Alliance of Free Democrats (SZDSZ), whose long serving party president Gábor Kuncze was a “díszgój” by the very words of these very free democrats. “Gój” (goyim) means “gentile” and “dísz” means “ornament, decoration”. Perhaps “figurehead” is

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Introduction – UN Documentation: International Law

International law is a primary concern of the United Nations. The third preambular paragraph of the UN Charter states as a key goal of the organization “to establish conditions under which justice and respect for the obligations arising from treaties and other sources of international law can be maintained”. The Statute of the International Court of Justice is an integral part of the Charter, and the ICJ is a principal organ of the UN.

International law is a complex and specialized field. This guide provides an introduction to the key documentation of the UN.

The UN Juridical Yearbook provides an overview of the legal activities of the organization during the year.

Some subject terms which might prove useful in conducting a search are:

  • environmental law
  • international criminal courts
  • international trade law
  • judicial system
  • law of the sea
  • law of treaties
  • space law
  • war crimes

Additional descriptors may be identified through

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International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing


Internationale Gesellschaft für Photogrammetrie und Fernerkundung

Société Internationale de Photogrammétrie et de Télédétection

The 56th United Nations Graduate Study Programme, at UN Headquarters in Geneva. From more than 1000 applications from several universities in 193 countries, 52 participants from 45 countries were selected to attend the Programme in July 2018. One of these was University of Reading MA International Security Studies student Mustafa Aryan.

For two weeks, Mustafa studied with amazing people from organisations around the world and he has shared his report with us. Continue reading

How research can support and strengthen the United Nations

Please join us for a one-day conference, and launch of the UN and Global
Order Programme at the University of Reading

KEYNOTE SPEECHES
IAN MARTIN
Former Special Representative of the
Secretary General in Libya, Nepal, and Timor-Leste
DOMINIK ZAUM
Research Dean for Prosperity and Resilience

THURSDAY 26 APRIL
9:15 – 4:30

REGISTRATION BEGINS AT 8:45AM

UNIVERSITY OF READING, LONDON ROAD CAMPUS
LO22 G01

ADMISSION FREE, BOOKING

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International Socialist Review


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ISR Issue 57, January–February 2008


The politics of identity

SHARON SMITH argues that identity politics can’t liberate the oppressed

FIGHTING AGAINST oppression is an urgent issue in U.S. society today. Racism, sexism, and homophobia have all reached appalling levels—that seem only to rise with each passing year. White students in Jena hang nooses, and Black students end up in prison.1 Squads of Minutemen vigilantes patrol the Mexican border with impunity, for the sole purpose of terrorizing migrant communities.2 College campuses across the U.S. commemorate “Islamo-fascism awareness week” as if it were just another legitimate student activity.3 Fred Phelps and his Kansas-based Westboro Baptist Church congregation regularly picket outside funerals of gay soldiers killed in Iraq, proclaiming that they belong in hell.4

To be sure, the problem extends way beyond the extremist fringe. Media pundits barely comment on the outrages described above, while

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Lauterpacht Centrefor International Law |

The scholarly home of international law at the University of Cambridge

Founded by Professor Sir Elihu Lauterpacht QC in 1983 the Lauterpacht Centre provides a forum for the discussion and development of international law and hosts a number of research projects. We are one of the specialist centres of the Faculty of Law, and based in Cranmer Road, Cambridge, UK.

We aim to provide a framework and forum for critical and constructive thought about the function, content and working of law in the international community, as well as to develop an appreciation of international law as an applied body of rules and principles. A number of individuals associated with the Centre are actively involved in the practical development and application of international law.

The Centre is not involved in the formal teaching or supervision of students of the University as this is the responsibility of the Faculty of Law. The

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