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New Zealand honors Jacinda Ardern for exceptional leadership during crises. Explore her ongoing contributions and roles post-resignation.
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New Zealand Honors Jacinda Ardern With Damehood

New Zealand has awarded former Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern one of the country’s highest honours, making her a Dame for her service during the COVID-19 pandemic and the Christchurch terror attacks. Ardern accepted the honour but said she had felt conflicted about doing so. “I was in two minds about accepting this acknowledgment,” she said. “So many of the things we went through as a nation over the last five years were about all of us rather than one individual.” The former leader’s tenure was marked by a series of national and international crises, including the Christchurch terror attacks in which 50 Muslims were killed, and the COVID-19 pandemic, which saw New Zealand achieve very high rates of vaccination and some of the lowest excess death rates in the world. 


Prime Minister Chris Hipkins said the recognition was for Ardern’s leadership during these “periods of intense challenge.” “Dame Jacinda Ardern is recognized for her service to New Zealand during some of the greatest challenges our country has faced in modern times,” Hipkins said. “Leading New Zealand’s response to the 2019 terrorist attacks and the COVID-19 pandemic represented periods of intense challenge for our 40th prime minister, during which I saw first-hand that her commitment to New Zealand remained absolute.”


Since her surprise resignation in January, Ardern has kept a relatively low public profile. She has accepted a role as special envoy to the prime minister to continue work on responses to online extremism and terrorism; joined the board of Prince William’s Earthshot prize, which awards responses to environmental crises; and accepted fellowships to Harvard University.

Harvard CS50 integrates AI to improve student learning and leadership. This renowned online course, taught by Professor David J. Malan, now employs AI for grading, coding instruction, and personalized tips. With AI's assistance, students worldwide receive personalized feedback and support, regardless of time zone or expertise. Discover how AI revolutionizes education and fosters leadership at Harvard CS50.
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Harvard CS50 To Use AI To Improve Student Learning

Harvard University’s CS50, the world’s most popular online learning course, is undergoing a significant overhaul. The course, an introductory computer science course attended by hundreds of...

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Amazon In Talks To Offer Free Cell Phone Service To Prime Subscribers

Amazon is reportedly in talks with US carriers to offer Prime subscribers free or low-cost cell phone service. The plans could start at $10 monthly or be free for some customers. If the deal goes through,...

Brazil predicts 30.9% surge in credit card users by 2022 reflecting shifting consumer behavior
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Rapid Growth In Credit Card Users: Brazil Predicts 30.9% Surge By 2022

According to a recent report released by the Central Bank of Brazil, the country is poised to witness a substantial 30.9% growth in the number of credit card users between 2019 and 2022. The data...

Ugandan activists challenge Anti-Homosexuality Law in Constitutional Court
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Ugandan Activists File Petition To Invalidate Anti-Homosexuality Law

In a significant legal development, a group of LGBTQ activists in Uganda has filed a lawsuit in the nation’s Constitutional Court, seeking to challenge a recently enacted law that imposes severe...

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Nvidia Capitalizes On The AI Boom With An Exciting Array Of Products

NVIDIA Corp., the globally renowned semiconductor leader, announced on Monday an exciting array of groundbreaking products and services centered around the revolutionary field of artificial intelligence...

Discover the remarkable journey of Brett King, bestselling author and innovator in the financial services industry. Explore his pioneering work in digital banking, co-founding Moven, and his influential books on the future of finance. Learn how King is shaping the fintech landscape and championing customer-centric banking.
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The Journey Of The Godfather Of Fintech

Brett King is a bestselling author and was voted the Innovator of the Year for 2012 by American Banker (Bank Technology News). Since 2010 King has released 5 Globally Bestselling books, including Bank...

Discover how Adrian Gore, founder of Discovery, transformed the insurance industry with the groundbreaking Vitality Shared-Value Insurance model. Learn about his journey, impact, and the global recognition he has received for his innovative approach to making people healthier and enhancing their lives.
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Innovating To Provide Vitality

Adrian Gore founded Discovery in South Africa in 1992 – with a core purpose ‘to make people healthier and enhance and protect their lives.’ Discovery is now a global financial services...

Lex Sokolin is a futurist and entrepreneur working on the next generation of financial services. He is the Head Economist and Global Fintech Co-Head at ConsenSys, a blockchain technology company building the infrastructure and applications that enable a decentralized world.
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Ushering In The Next Generation Of Financial Services

Lex Sokolin is a futurist and entrepreneur working on the next generation of financial services. He is the Head Economist and Global Fintech Co-Head at ConsenSys, a blockchain technology company building...