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Collaboration and Innovation: 3U Partnership

By Wed, Jul 09, 2014 9:41PM UTC 23 Comments

Introducing 3U Partnership The 3U Partnership is a new and exciting development in Irish higher education combining the complementary strengths of Dublin City University (DCU), National University of Ireland Maynooth (NUIM) and Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI).  The goal is to form a deep and sustainable partnership which will enable the three universities...

Fukushima updates: admission and remission?

By Mon, Oct 15, 2012 10:22PM UTC 0 Comment

Last week the head of Japan’s new nuclear regulatory agency announced that the country’s reactors will not be restarted until proper seismic inspections are carried out. The new standards with which the reactors must comply will be established next year. Prior to last year’s Fukushima disaster, regulations were in fact only recommendations and plant operators...

Japan’s ex-PM: I was frightened by nuclear crisis

By Tue, May 29, 2012 9:09AM UTC 1 Comment

TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s leader felt fearful and helpless during last year’s nuclear disaster and lacked experts capable of giving him guidance, he testified Monday in his first response to a public investigative inquiry on the crisis. Naoto Kan resigned in September after being criticized for government failures during the disaster. He told the parliamentary...

PHILIPPINES: How to help typhoon Sendong (Washi) victims

By Mon, Dec 19, 2011 3:32PM UTC 1 Comment

The typhoon-struck cities of Cagayan de Oro and Iligan in southern Philippines continue to need urgent relief aid as people come to grips with the horrible death toll and as families continue to search for hundreds of others who are still missing. For Filipinos abroad and our friends from other countries, Philippines-based international courier company LBC...

Philippines: Storm kills 600; bloggers launch donation drives

By Sun, Dec 18, 2011 8:13AM UTC 1 Comment

More than 600 persons are feared to have been killed or missing by typhoon Sendong (Washi) in Southern Philippines. Bloggers in Iligan City and Cagayan de Oro City, two areas which bore the brunt of flash floods, swiftly took action and launched online donation campaigns for typhoon victims: Iligan Bloggers’ #oneforiligan campaign: Paypal ID