The first two weeks in the United States were spent well in DC with all the other fellows of Class 19th and a very warm welcoming reception by the Atlas Corps management and fellows from earlier classes. After 2 weeks of trainings, we all have to join our host organizations based in different states of the U.S. Community Options have 8 fellows serving around US offices and I am placed in regional office in Princeton. I arrived in this small colorful beautiful town in state of New Jersey at end of September, 2015. When I talk about Princeton words like education, culture, old style architecture, squirrels, running bunnies, beautiful trees, in order, silence and famous scientists (although I don’t know their names) pop up in my mind.
Rabies is very serious disease which, Wikipedia says, “causes acute inflammation of the brain in humans and other warm-blooded animals. Early symptoms can include fever and tingling, with one or more of the following: violent movements, uncontrolled excitement, fear of water, inability to move parts of the body, confusion, and loss of consciousness. Once symptoms appear it nearly always results in death.”
Rarely anything incredible can be accomplished without motivation, either at an individual or group level. Motivation is a key ingredient for success. So, what does it really take to shape a highly motivated team? Leaders and managers wrestle with this question.
Keeping a motivated team can sometimes be hard especially if you do not take time to know your team. Often, some employers concentrate on the final results and forget the process that it takes to achieve those desired results.
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We live in digital economies where information has become powerful asset to public and private institutions, nonprofit organizations and several other companies and institutions around the world.
Everyday, millions of computers online and websites get compromised and very few cyber incidents get reported. People exchanging information or carrying out businesses on computer networks are potentially at risk. Once you go online, get ready for cyber attacks. You have to be careful and cautious the way you use your computer data. Do not let your computer become vulnerable.
Recent terrorist attacks in Asia, Europe and Africa and the threads to some cities, like Rome, London and Washington DC – and most recently New York, have set the alarms of governments, security forces and intelligence agencies around the world, who have intensify the security measures in the ‘most vulnerable’ points, and have made public statements to send the message that everything is under control.
For its part, the media – both traditional and new one – constantly transmit information about attacks, new tracks, new targets and actions to track of those who threaten global peace and security. The message is loud and clear: we are in a global state of alert, in which national security and defense are the main dishes every day.
In the recent years many atheists and secular humanists have consistently made claims that religion is the number one cause of violence and war throughout the history of mankind. One of hate theism’s key cheerleaders, Sam Harris, says in his book The End of Faith that faith and religion are “the most prolific source of violence in our history.”
While there’s no denying that campaigns such as the Crusades and the Thirty Years’ War foundationally rested on religious ideology, it is simply incorrect to assert that religion has been the primary cause of war. Moreover, although there’s also no disagreement that radical Islam was the spirit behind 9/11 attacks, it is a fallacy to say that all faiths contribute equally where religiously-motivated violence and warfare are concerned.
It is always interesting to look back through the time when a milestone is just around the corner. It will be soon six months into my Atlas Corps fellowship. And there is a lot to look back at and a lot to look forward to. It has been an ocean of new experiences for me. But particularly I want to briefly talk about how great it has been working with VaxTrac, my host organisation.
This peace of writing is a citation of my graduate thesis in Linguistics submitted to Sudan University of Science and Technology in 2015. As an activist and disability rights advocate, I am trying to make a reform in the way that the Sudanese community look at people with disabilities and in particular Deaf community.
#Islamophobia and #Homophobia
Tuesday, 17 November 2015
Starting my day with hearing about some woman with a gun hiding somewhere in the streets of DC, not far to where I work, and ending it with a great Email from our fellow Ernesto calling for non-Muslim fellows group in solidarity outside the internet with their fellow Atlas corps Muslim fellows, it is clear that the events across the Atlantic has affected us in DC, the US has also shuns Syrian refugees, . Prior to the Paris tragic events, we already encountered America’s Islamophobic face. A face that is familiar to those who are old enough to remember stories of Islamophobic hate attacks following September 11th, and even the Oklahoma shootings (which were not related to Muslim extremism). Small incidents of hate words being shouted at us in the buses and the Metros did make many of us uncomfortable, but they won’t break us.