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Infografía: todo lo que hay que saber sobre el ébola

Lunes, 20 de Octubre de 2014

La epidemia de ébola ya ha dejado 4.555 muertos entre los 9.216 casos diagnosticados en los siete países afectados (Liberia, Sierra Leona, Guinea, Nigeria, Senegal, España y Estados Unidos), según el último balance publicado el viernes por la Organización Mundial de la Salud (OMS).

“Estamos perdiendo la batalla”, lamentó hoy el presidente del Banco Mundial, Jim Yong Kim, durante una conferencia de prensa en París. “Algunos países sólo se preocupan de sus propias fronteras”, agregó, en un llamado a la solidaridad internacional.

No obstante, la OMS anunció además que Senegal ya no podría considerarse como un país afectado por el ébola, tras curarse el único caso de contagio declarado. Y se espera que lo mismo ocurra en Nigeria.

En Estados Unidos, dos de las enfermeras a cargo del liberiano Thomas Eric Duncan, el primer paciente diagnosticado en un hospital estadounidense y fallecido el 8 de octubre, se contagiaron también del virus y permanecen en un centro especializado.

Asimismo, una técnica de laboratorio de un hospital de Texas, que pudo haber estado en contacto con los fluidos de Duncan, será evacuada de un crucero de Belice “por exceso de precaución”, aunque no presenta síntomas de la enfermedad, según anunció el viernes el Departamento de Estado.

En España, donde se registró el primer contagio de ébola fuera de África, la salud de la única persona contagiada ha mejorado once días después de su hospitalización el 6 de octubre. El resto de casos observados han dado negativo por el momento.

Aunque en América Latina no se produjo ningún caso, ya se toman medidas para prevenir eventuales contagios.

En el ámbito médico, la compañía británica GSK anunció que su vacuna experimental contra la enfermedad no podrá comercializarse antes de 2016.

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Viernes, 17 de Octubre de 2014

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La videollamada comercial cumple 50 años

Martes, 22 de Abril de 2014
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Debutó en 1964 con un prototipo desarrollado por los laboratorios de Bell System, y seis años más tarde fue lanzado al mercado, con un costo de hastaim1 200 dólares el minuto

Hace 50 años, la videollamada a través de las líneas telefónicas daba sus primeros pasos de la mano de un prototipo llamado Mod 1, que estableció laprimera comunicación en la Feria Mundial de Nueva York en 1964. Su desarrollo había comenzado diez años antes, con un sistema incipiente que transmitía imágenes cada dos segundos. Aún antes otros sistemas de videoconferencia se habían creado (notoriamente, el que usaban los Nazis en 1936) pero que dependía de otras tecnologías especiales -como un circuito cerrado de televisión- antes que de las líneas telefónicas convencionales.

im21La prueba de fuego del sistema se dio en Nueva York, cuando se estableció una comunicación de voz y video de costa a costa, entre la sede de la feria mundial y Disneylandia, en California.

Era una clara demostración de la industria por imponer un sistema que reemplazaría por completo a los teléfonos de línea, y para ello AT&T dispuso de varias cabinas para que los visitantes pudieran comprobar las bondades de este servicio.

Las imágenes de video eran en blanco y negro, con una transmisión de 30 cuadros por segundo; usaban una línea telefónica convencional y su despliegue comercial no se hizo esperar.

Bell System instaló tres Picturephone , como denominó al servicio, en Chicago, Nueva York y Washington. Sin embargo, la videollamada no terminó de convencer al público: requería la instalación de un equipo aparatoso, poco intuitivo en los controles de uso y con una imagen demasiado pequeña.

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Además, era un servicio muy caro: una videollamada podía llegar a costar hasta 27 dólares por tres minutos, unos 200 dólares actuales. La falta de interés del público y el alto costo del servicio marcaron el destino del Picturephone, que fue retirado del mercado cuatro años más tarde.

La videollamada debió esperar varias décadas y diversos proyectos fallidos para volver a ser un servicio atractivo y viable para el mercado. La consolidación de las computadoras personales y el acceso a Internet permitieron que desarrollos como Skype y las transmisiones de video y voz desde dispositivos móviles pudieran ser una realidad soñada medio siglo atrás en Nueva York.

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Noticias de la Resolución de Conflictos

Viernes, 15 de Noviembre de 2013
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Noticias de la Resolución de Conflictos

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• La Resolución de Conflictos: ADR & ODR–en Espanol • The Key to Mediation is to Find the Real Issue: A Congress Case Study • Lessons in Mediation from Nelson Mandela  • Mandatory Mediation Strikes Back • Mediation News • Job Postings • Events Calendar

Mediate.com Anuncia a Alberto Elisavetsky Como Editor en Idioma Español

Alberto Elisavetsky

Jim Melamed, director general de Resourceful Internet Solutions, Inc., sede de Mediate.com, el sitio web sobre resolución de conflictos más visitado del mundo, anunció el 22 de octubre de 2013, que Alberto Elisavetsky , un mediador líder multilingüe de Buenos Aires, será Editor en idioma español de Mediate.com.

La Resolución de Conflictos: ADR & ODR–en Espanol

Alberto Elisavetsky

El trabajo de los operadores de conflictos se ha visto sustancialmente modificado en los últimos años, más precisamente a finales del siglo XX, como consecuencia de la irrupción en la práctica profesional de las Nuevas Tecnologías de Información & Comunicación (NTIC).

Lessons in Mediation from Nelson Mandela

Jacques Joubert

In 1964, George Bizos, a young lawyer, probably saved his client and good friend Nelson Mandela’s life by persuading him to change his now famous speech at the Rivonia treason trial. This speech helped to usher in skills of peace and negotiation.

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Mandatory Mediation Strikes Back

Martin Svatos

The question of mandatory mediation is an interesting issue per se. According to some, the fundamental principles are at stake once discussing the forced attendance of parties in mediation procedure. The Italian legislator is obviously of different opinion having reintroduced the “mandatory mediation” to its legal system. One has to add – for the second time.

The Key to Mediation is to Find the Real Issue: A Congress Case Study

John Sturrock

Identifying all the possible ways forward and assessing these rationally is the hallmark of good mediation, says John Sturrock. The stalemate in the US Congress, now resolved temporarily, has attracted much comment from those interested in how disputes can be resolved. The US press had openly called for mediation to be used, leading to discussion about what mediation could achieve and how it actually works.

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  • Nigeria: ‘Mediation key to resolving contract disputes in construction sector’

    Mediation has been identified as a key strategy for resolving contract disputes in the construction sector as it will not only boost business growth but also further enhance investment opportunities even as savvy investors now beam their searchlight on Nigeria as one of the most profitable countries in Africa and the world. The use of Public Private Partnership (PPP) as a viable approach for providing infrastructure through private equity firms has further heightened the need for mediation rather than litigation for resolving disputes, as most firms contracted to execute same projects sometimes have different cultures.

  • Mediation - what donkeys and humans have in common

    The other day when I was out walking I remembered something a friend once told me. He said: “Wouldn’t it be great if we had more donkeys in the world?” When I asked what he meant he explained. “Donkeys are so cool. Didn’t you know that they are nature’s best mediators? For example they break up fights between bulls

  • Singapore Law Ministry to co-fund training programmes for mediators

    SINGAPORE: The Law Ministry will fund 80 per cent of fees for mediators interested in pursuing local and overseas training programmes. One such course is the Certificate in Law for Community Mediation awarded by Temasek Polytechnic. Senior Minister of State for Law Indranee Rajah announced this at a dinner marking the Community Mediation Centre’s 15th year anniversary. Ms Indranee said: “Our mediators are essential to the speedy and effective resolution of social and community disputes before they grow into something much more serious. It is thus critical that our mediators undergo continuous training to keep their knowledge and mediation skills relevant and up-to-date.”

  • Springfield MA turns to mediation, arbitration to help settle long-expired employee contracts

    The city has pursued negotiations, mediation and arbitration as it attempts to settle contracts with 10 municipal unions in Springfield, having reached just one agreement since contracts expired 16 months ago.

  • Bermuda: Forging a pathway towards mediation for feuding parents

    Court-ordered mediation for parents feuding over children has moved closer to becoming a reality. Recognising the importance of both parents in the lives of their children, the One Bermuda Alliance Government pledged in the Throne Speech to upgrade existing legislation. Amendments to the Children Act 1998 will make mediation a prerequisite to coparenting orders rather than as a result of non-compliance with court orders.

  • King County Sheriff starts mediation program for citizen complaints

    Citizens who have complaints with King County Sheriff’s Office (KCSO) deputies will now have another avenue to address their issues, thanks to a new mediation process being implemented by the King County Office of Law Enforcement Oversight. According to KCSO, the oversight office “will identify cases in which parties might benefit from a face-to-face discussion.” Mediation will be performed by the King County Office of Alternative Dispute Resolution, and it’s hoped it will “create an opportunity for meaningful and confidential discussion between the parties.”

  • Silence can be expensive: the dangers of ignoring an opponent’s ADR request

    UK: The Court of Appeal has decided that a failure to respond to a reasoned invitation to mediate an ongoing dispute is unreasonable, regardless of whether there were good reasons to refuse to mediate. Silence is not an acceptable response and parties must actively engage in attempts to settle their disputes without recourse to court proceedings.

  • Turkey asks for Swiss mediation in Karabakh conflict

    Turkey has requested support from Switzerland to help overcome conflicts between Armenia and Azerbaijan to open the way for Ankara to repair ties with Yerevan, which have been cool over the Armenian occupation of Nagorno-Karabakh.  Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu told Swiss officials that Turkey is ready to normalize its relations with Armenia, but he made it clear that Yerevan should first leave the Azerbaijani territories it has occupied.

  • Denver, Adams County officials secretly meet with professional mediator over DIA development

    Officials from Denver and Adams County met all day Thursday in a hotel with a professional mediator to work out a resolution to a long-festering dispute over the development of Denver International Airport. The meeting with Washington, D.C., mediator John Bickerman has been a tightly held secret and participants have been asked to sign a confidentiality agreement, according to a source close to one of the parties who asked not to be identified.

  • Turkey and Norway cooperate for peace

    Turkey and Norway support each other on the global scene for mediation and peace efforts against crises. “Turkey will continue to work with friendly nations like Norway and international organizations to achieve regional and global peace,” Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said on Wednesday. “I usually make some analogy between international crises and earthquakes,” Davutoglu explained at an academic conference on international mediation. “Earthquakes weaken the columns of buildings, mediation is the best effort to restore these buildings.” During the conference, which hosted Norwegian academicians and Foreign Minister Borge Brende in Turkish capital Ankara, both foreign ministers addressed the audience on their countries’ efforts to mediate crises around the world over years.

  • Peer mediation may lead Student of the Month to psychology career

    Adonis Holmes, 17, was recognized as a Student of the Month recently by the Lansing Rotary Club for his dedication to his school and his fellow students. A senior at Thornton Fractional South High School in Lansing, Holmes serves as president of the Peer Mediation group and vice president of Student Council. “I enjoy being able to sort out differences between individuals. I love being able to say that I helped create a better solution to a critical problem.” To continue to serve his peers, he plans to attend Yale University or the University of Pennsylvania to study psychology.  “I enjoy the personal aspect of psychology. I love people, and I would love to have a profession that is centered on human understanding,” he said

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