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UCL Institute for Global Health

The UCL Institute for Global Health is an academic department of the Faculty of Population Health Sciences of University College London and is located in London, United Kingdom. It was founded in 1964 by David Morley as the Tropical Child Health Unit. A unit within the UCL Institute of Child Health, IGH became independent in August 2013 with Professor Anthony Costello as director. In 2016, Professor Ibrahim Abubakar became the new Director of the UCL Institute for Global Health, in 2017 the UCL Research Department of Infection and Population Health merged with IGH to form the current department; the Institute for Global Health offers various teaching programme options, with 176 students registered on IGH PGT programmes in the 2018–19 academic year, as well as short course and tropEd students. 50 research degree students are based at the Institute. Global health research is conducted by Institute staff in more than 50 countries worldwide, in collaboration with UK and overseas partners; the institute is situated across three sites in London, with some staff based or overseas.

The institute has over 150 staff, including 19 professors. The Institute has held the Athena Swan Silver Award since 2017. In 2017 the Institute established ten Centres

Pedro Montt

Pedro Elías Pablo Montt Montt was a Chilean political figure. He served as the president of Chile from 1906 to his death from a probable stroke in 1910, his government furthered railroad and manufacturing activities but ignored pressing social and labour problems. The son of the former Chilean president Manuel Montt Torres and Rosario Montt Goyenechea, Pedro Montt graduated in law from the National Institute in 1870, he was elected a member of the Chamber of Deputies in 1876 and became its president in 1885. Montt held two posts in the cabinet of President José Manuel Balmaceda, but in 1891 he took an active part in the revolution that overthrew Balmaceda, he went to the United States, first as an agent of the revolutionary junta and as Minister. Unsuccessful in his first bid for the presidency in 1901, Montt was elected by a large majority in 1906 as the candidate of the National Union ticket, his first action was to call out the army to suppress large-scale strikes in 1907, which resulted in the Santa María School massacre.

His administration supported the construction of a railway that ran the length of the country and stimulated the production of nitrates and copper. It did however, to improve the living conditions of the people. In 1909, then-child-prodigy pianist Claudio Arrau played for Montt, so taken by the performance that he authorized a ten-year grant from the Chilean government for Arrau to study in Europe. In 1910, Montt left Chile for medical treatment in Germany, but died before he could return to Chile. Montt family Short biography Genealogical chart of Montt family

Adam's Wall

Adam's Wall is a 2008 Canadian drama film directed by Michael Mackenzie, who co-wrote the film with Dana Schoel and produced by Ziad Touma of Couzin Films and by Olivier Sirois. The film's original music is composed by Benoît Charest; the film was released in Montreal on October 17, 2008. The film stars Jesse Aaron Dwyre as Adam Levy, Flavia Bechara as Yasmine Gibran, Paul Ahmarani as Najeeb Gibran, Gabriel Gascon as Rabbi Levy, Tyrone Benskin as Mostafa and Maxim Roy as Christine. Younger Adam is played by Kyler Nesrallah. In Montreal's Mile End, Adam Levy, a Jewish teenager, falls in love with Yasmine Gibran, a Lebanese girl… On his way to audition for music school, Adam meets Yasmine, participating in a student protest; when the demonstration gets out of hand, they are thrown together in the rush to evacuate the school. He might have missed his audition, but instead he's met the girl of his dreams! Adam and shy, Yasmine and passionate, are drawn to one another, their love grows. Adam fears that his orthodox Rabbi grandfather, who he's lived with since his parents were killed in Israel, will stop at nothing to end his relationship with "the Arab girl".

The renewed conflict in the Middle East feels closer and closer to home, as Yasmine's life dives into a tailspin when she learns that her mother has gone missing in bombarded Beirut. The young lovers' fight to stay together proves more difficult by the day; the deeper they fall for each other, the more their families feel betrayed. Information provided by Couzin Films production company, October 2008 Official film website Adam's Wall on IMDb Couzin Films website


Gamevice, Inc. is a Simi Valley, California based tablet and tablet peripherals manufacturer specializing in gaming products. The debut product was the Wikipad, a proprietary Android tablet hardware engineered for mobile gaming, which featured a detachable controller. Gamevice came to market with a peripheral only product, which supports a range of mobile phones and rebranded under the name Gamevice; the company was founded by Brendan Iribe. Appointing the current CEO Phillip Hyun. At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas on January 10, 2012, the Wikipad was shown with both a 2D and a glasses-free 3D-enabled device. In May 2012, Gaikai, a cloud gaming service which Sony acquired two months in July 2012, partnered with Wikipad, Inc. to integrate its streaming service into the tablet. On September 26, 2012, Wikipad's president of sales, Fraser Townley, said that mobile and cloud gaming streaming service would be the new norm and replace the present structures around game buying; the Wikipad was scheduled for an October 31, 2011 release, but was delayed indefinitely on the day it was supposed to be released.

The Wikipad was released on June 11, 2013 in the United States with a price tag of $249. In March 2014, a game control mapping tool was announced for the Wikipad to help map touchscreen game controls to the physical Wikipad controller in an effort to improve gameplay. In March, the price of the Wikipad dropped to $199. In June 2014, OnLive cloud gaming support was added to the Wikipad. Eurogamer rated the Wikipad's screen size and intentions as nice, saying it had "its heart in the right place", but decided that the lack of compelling Android games, high launch price, outdated specs and software limited the appeal of the device. IGN gave the Wikipad poor reviews taking into consideration the lack of games in its library, flimsy construction, software, considered dated at the time of the device's release, it concludes that "The Wikipad is a failed attempt at turning an Android tablet into a gaming handheld."An aggregation of reviews done by Engadget shows the average review score of the Wikipad among critics to be 58/100.

In January 2014, Inc. announced a new controller called Gamevice for ODM manufacturers to bring mobile console gaming to all OS platforms for smartphones and tablets. Gamevice is a detachable controller with a classic D-pad. On January 31, 2017, a new Gamevice controller was released for the iPhone 7. On February 15, 2018, Gamevice announced and launched a Minecraft-themed controller bundle, which includes a Gamevice controller, a carrying case for the controller and a download code for Minecraft on iOS. In August 2017, Gamevice filed a lawsuit against Nintendo in the United States District Court for the Central District of California, alleging that the design of the Nintendo Switch conflicts with its patent on the design for the Wikipad; the lawsuit sought damages on banning further sales of the console. The lawsuit was voluntarily dismissed by Gamevice in October 2017. However, in March 2018, Gamevice initiated a second patent infringement lawsuit on Nintendo related to a different set of patents.

Gamevice sought action through the United States International Trade Commission related to patent infringement under Section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, was seeking to block imports of the Switch into the United States. On October 10, 2019, the lawsuit against Nintendo has ended, alleging the U. S. International Trade Commission has determined to affirm the conclusion of the presiding administrative law judge's initial determination that no violation of Section 337 has occurred. Wii U GamePad Archos GamePad JXD S7300 Nvidia Shield Nintendo Switch

Iraq Inquiry

The Iraq Inquiry was a British public inquiry into the nation's role in the Iraq War. The inquiry was announced in 2009 by Prime Minister Gordon Brown and published in 2016 with a public statement by Chilcot. On 6 July 2016, Sir John Chilcot announced the report's publication, more than seven years after the inquiry was announced. Referred to as the Chilcot report by the news media, the document stated that at the time of the invasion of Iraq in 2003, Saddam Hussein did not pose an urgent threat to British interests, that intelligence regarding weapons of mass destruction was presented with unwarranted certainty, that peaceful alternatives to war had not been exhausted, that the United Kingdom and the United States had undermined the authority of the United Nations Security Council, that the process of identifying the legal basis was "far from satisfactory", that a war was unnecessary; the report was made available under an Open Government Licence. It was announced by Prime Minister Gordon Brown that the Iraq Inquiry would be held in camera, excluding the public and press.

However, the decision was deferred to Sir John Chilcot, the inquiry chairman, who said that it was "essential to hold as much of the proceedings of the inquiry as possible in public". In July 2009, when the inquiry commenced, it was announced that the committee would be able to request any British document and call any British citizen to give evidence. In the week before the inquiry began hearing witnesses, a series of documents including military reports were leaked to a newspaper which appeared to show poor post-war planning and lack of provisions; the inquiry was pursued by a committee of Privy Counsellors with broad terms of reference to consider Britain's involvement in Iraq between 2001 and 2009. It covered the run-up to the conflict, the subsequent military action and its aftermath to establish how decisions were made, to determine what happened and to identify lessons to ensure that, in a similar situation in future, the British government is equipped to respond in the most effective manner in the best interests of the country.

The open sessions of the inquiry commenced on 24 November 2009 and concluded on 2 February 2011. In 2012, the government vetoed the release to the inquiry of documents detailing minutes of Cabinet meetings in the days leading up to the invasion of Iraq in 2003. Concurrently, the Foreign Office appealed against a judge's ruling and blocked the disclosure of extracts of a conversation between George W. Bush and Tony Blair days before the invasion; the government stated that revealing this conversation would present a "significant danger" to British–American relations. The million-word report of the inquiry was due to be released to the public by 2014, but difficult negotiations were continuing with the United States over the publication of documents; the Lord-in-waiting Lord Wallace of Saltaire said on behalf of the government that it would be "inappropriate" to publish the report in the months leading up to the next general election in 2015. In August, it transpired that the Report would in any event be further delayed into 2016, due to the legal requirement of "Maxwellisation", allowing any person, to be criticised a fair opportunity to comment on a draft prior to finalisation and publication.

Chilcot wrote a letter to David Cameron in October 2015, announcing that the text could be complete by April 2016, furthermore proposed a release date of June or July 2016. The committee of inquiry, the members of which were chosen by Gordon Brown, comprised: Sir John Chilcot, a career diplomat and senior civil servant, a member of the Butler Review Sir Lawrence Freedman, a military historian, Professor of War Studies at King's College London, his memo outlining five tests for military intervention was used by Tony Blair in drafting his Chicago foreign policy speech Sir Martin Gilbert, a historian who supported the invasion of Iraq and claimed in 2004 that George W. Bush and Blair may one day "join the ranks of Roosevelt and Churchill" Sir Roderic Lyne, former Ambassador to Russia and to the United Nations in Geneva served as private secretary to Prime Minister John Major Baroness Prashar, a crossbencher, member of the Joint Committee on Human Rights, the current chairwoman of the Judicial Appointments CommissionThe committee took secretarial support during proceedings from Margaret Aldred.

General Sir Roger Wheeler, former Chief of the General Staff and Commander in Chief Land Forces. Dame Rosalyn Higgins, former President of the International Court of Justice; when the inquiry was announced on 15 June 2009 by Prime Minister Gordon Brown, it was announced that proceedings would take place in private, a decision, subsequently reversed after receiving criticism in the media and the House of Commons. The inquiry commenced in July 2009, with public hearings commencing on 24 November 2009 with Peter Ricketts, chairman of the Joint Intelligence Committee at the time of the invasion of Iraq, as the first witness. Opening the proceedings, Sir John Chilcot announced that the inquiry was not seeking to apportion blame but that it would "get to the heart of what happened" and would not "shy away" from making criticism where it was justified; the commission resumed its hearings in January 2011 with the former prime minister, Tony Blair as its prime witness. On 29 October 2009, HM Government published a Protocol in agreement with the Iraq Inquiry on the treatment of sensitive written and electronic information.

Evidence which will not be made available to the public includes anything to: a) cause harm or damage to the public interest, guided by the normal and established p