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Disability Is not an Obstacle to Overcome Challenges – H.E. Ambassador Maradona’s Tireless Efforts for IIMSAM Continue

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H.E. Ambassador Remigue M. continues. Maradona accomplished new exploits, even after three decades of his first affiliation with the United Nations.

Currently, S.E. Ambassador Maradona is the Secretary-General of the Independent Intergovernmental Foundation for the Use of Micro-Algae Spirulina against Malnutrition (IIMSAM), the Intergovernmental Observer at the United Nations. This title resumed in 2011, having previously served as Managing Director of IIMSAM from 2006 to 2010.

“As a person with a disability, or as we say in the UN language, as a person with a physical disability, I feel that one of the greatest achievements of the United Nations has been the establishment of the Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Rights and Dignity of Persons with Disabilities … Being a polio victim in the upper limbs since the age of two, I always felt that The United Nations system was the only mechanism available to all persons with disabilities around the world to express their grievances and unfair games towards them, socially fighting. Ambassador Maradona says: “Taboos, cultural barriers, insensitivity, social isolation, and absolute injustice.”

For these reasons and my personal experiences, I am a lifelong advocate for the rights of persons with disabilities. Actively participated in the various sessions of the United Nations Committee devoted to the Comprehensive and Comprehensive International Convention on the protection and promotion of the rights and dignity of persons with disabilities, in my capacity as the Delegate Counselor of the Chilean and Vanuatu Delegations, and of course, in my role with IIMSAM.

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With the contribution of the Ambassador, the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities has been ratified by more than 150 countries. The convention, widely regarded as the first international human rights treaty in the 21st century, is one of the fastest ratified treaties. “More than 150 ratifications are evidence of the commitment of the international community, through the United Nations system, to the promotion and protection of the human rights of persons with disabilities, and once again demonstrate that the United Nations is truly working,” His Excellency declares.

After his appointment in 2006, S.E. Ambassador Maradona played a key role in the IIMSAM battle against malnutrition.

As Secretary-General of IIMSAM, the Ambassador has the responsibility to fulfill the organization’s mandate: to work for those who are malnourished, especially the poor and vulnerable. This position also gives him authority and responsibilities to ensure that IIMSAM Council concerns are addressed to member states, issues are resolved, and where necessary, intervention is taken to uphold IIMSAM values ​​and ethical authority, while the best course of action is followed to maintain the integrity of the organization.

Although this is a role of tremendous responsibility, Amb. Maradona stands out gracefully, as he did during his time at the United Nations.

Happiness. Ambassador Maradona’s notable contribution to the work of the United Nations dates back to 1985 when he was appointed as the first inmate with disabilities at United Nations Headquarters in New York. Subsequently, he held several key management positions and played a key role in promoting the creative support programs for the United Nations Alma Mater, a United Nations non-governmental organization.

His Excellency is a strong advocate of promoting sport and physical education as a fundamental right of every person and highlights its importance in the development of personality. He founded the “Futbol4Peace” campaign and was one of the youngest members to be elected to the United Nations Board of Directors Alma Mater, by Perez de Cuellar, the former Secretary-General of the United Nations.

In 2005, His Excellency the Deputy Prime Minister of Vanuatu and Foreign Affairs provided direct reports, as Goodwill Ambassador and United Nations Special Adviser to the Republic of Vanuatu, on social, humanitarian, and disability issues.

In appreciation, Amb. Maradona was awarded the 2006 World Prize for the Protection of Human Rights by the Indian Institute of Human Rights, and more recently with Mahatma Gandhi Siva (Service) in 2016, for his humanitarian efforts throughout his career.

To reinforce the relentless qualities of this leader, the Secretary-General of IIMSAM is also considered a recognized Spanish poet, and has received numerous honors and awards from established platforms such as the prestigious Ruben Dario Award, among others. He also published six books of romantic poetry.

Media Contact: Mr. Samir Alneel

Media Director

IIMSAM
email: [email protected]
website: http://iimsam.org

 

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MeatSpady: An artist by the people and for the people

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We make a living by what we get but, we make a life by what we give. Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile. There is no denying the fact that people who keep the passion of serving the community by giving back are the true leaders and beacons of hope. One such community servant and philanthropist is MeatSpady. A musician by occupation; by nature, a care giver to others. MeatSpady is the owner of the clothing brand, The Beautiful Letdown Store. Through his brand he has been consistently involved with his community by providing those less fortunate with food and free t-shirts bearing The Beautiful Letdown logo. The brand also offers two scholarships and two grants for qualifying families in the city of Philadelphia.

MeatSpady is a hip-hop artist, born and raised in North Philadelphia, whose deep real-life lyrics speaks to the very people he serves in his community. The Beautiful Letdown Store is an online store where the customers can buy a vast variety of quality apparel for a low price. The products range from t-shirts, hoodies, sweaters, sweatpants, sea moss and more. The brand came about after the 2018 release of The Beautiful Letdown mixtape. The project reflected MeatSpady taking full accountability for who he is as a human being. When the brand was created the objective was to convey the concept of having acceptance of self. Something he considers to be the highest form of self-love.

Through his brand, MeatSpady is striving to become a staple in his community. Leading by example he makes monthly visits into the community to provide food and clothing to the people, sponsoring the For The Love Basketball events throughout the city of Philadelphia and finding various  ways to give back to others.

The brand plans to offer two scholarships to Philadelphia high school graduates this year, as well as two grants to families who deal with the everyday effects of the health issues that their children are faced with. The Beautiful Letdown Store is always looking to sponsor events in the community that can help bring positive change to the people in it. “This is my way of giving back to my community until I can do so on a larger scale” says MeatSpady. When asked about the significance of the variety of colorways the brand offers, he stated “We believe everybody has a story and every story has a color. What color is your story?.

Being a musician and operating a brand to help the community is really an inspiring and appreciable action of MeatSpady. He is determined to continue to impact the lives of others as time progresses. With the continued support of his listener, fans, and customers the future is bright for MeatSpady and all his endeavors.

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How to Set up a Cardano Node?

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The constant evolution of the blockchain has made it a more mainstream technology. Such improvement contributes to its rapid market growth. Blockchain technology came along with Bitcoin in 2008, the first-generation blockchain that can facilitate only cryptocurrency transactions. Later, when Ethereum (second-generation blockchain) entered the blockchain space, it set a new definition of how blockchain technology can power enterprise-grade solutions and eliminate the need for third-party authentications.

Amidst the blockchain advancement and the advent of new protocols, scalability continued to create challenges for the first and second-generation blockchain users. Besides, lack of interoperability is another reason that disrupts the global utilization of diverse blockchain use cases. Blockchain experts realized the potential adverse impact of these short flaws, and thus we had the third generation blockchain, Cardano, in 2017. This article will explore Cardano, its diverse use cases and discover how to set up Cardano node. So, let’s start.

What is Cardano?

Cardano is a third-generation proof-of-stake blockchain platform designed to be open-source and decentralized. It addresses the challenges of first and second-generation blockchains. In addition, it eliminates the flaws of POS (proof-of-work) consensus mechanism such as high transaction cost, slow transaction processing, high energy consumption, etc.

Due to its open-source nature, the platform offers a range of Cardano development opportunities for worldwide developers. One can easily participate in the Cardano ecosystem and contribute to its sustainability by developing innovative solutions like a Stake pool, smart contracts, Cardano exchanges, and even a unique ecosystem.

What is a Cardano node, and how it works?

A node is the core component of the Cardano ecosystem that underpins the whole network. Ultimately, every blockchain network consists of various interconnected nodes to validate transactions and blocks via a consensus mechanism. Specifically, in Cardano, users are required to run Cardano node if they wish to join the platform and contribute to the open-source project.

So, how does a Cardano node work?

A Cardano node is a service node that imparts complete transparency across the network by validating how the pool interacts inside the network. The nodes further hold and manage the combined stake in a single entity.

Other core responsibilities:

Production of blocks

Cardano produces independently verifiable blocks across a peer-to-peer protocol through a robust block-producing system. It further adds security layers to decide which blocks should be added to extend the chain.

Validation of transactions

Nodes validate the transaction by appointing slot leaders who determine if the sender has enough funds to meet transaction parameters. Once confirmed, the slot leaders record data and assume it as an active block after the complete verification process.

How to set up a Cardano node?

We will discuss the step-by-step process of setting up the Cardano node from the source node and running the node into multiple operating systems.

For that, you need the following component setup for node installation:

  • The latest operating system- Windows, Linux, or macOS.
  • Dual-core CPU with 8GB RAM and 10GB disk space.

For Linux

Step1: Install operating system dependencies on the Linux system.

Step:2: Install GHC and Cabal using ghcup.

Step3: Download and compile a working directory to store source code and builds.

Step4: Configure the build option.

Step5: Build up and install the node.

For macOS Operating system

Here, we will explain the download, compilation, and installation process for the node.

Step1: Install operating system (OS) dependencies for MacOS.

Step2: Install homebrew packages.

The rest of the steps are the same as the node installation in Windows operating system (from step 3 to step 5).

For Windows operating system

Node installation for Windows is the same as macOS and Linux, but you need WSL (windows subsystem for Linx) that changes the windows environment into Linux.

Conclusion

With a highly mutative nature and the ability to embrace modern technologies, Cardano has brought significant change to the blockchain and its real-world implementations. Such overwhelming popularity has also empowered Cardano-based development & deployment services since this protocol supports scalable, interoperable, and sustainable enterprise-wide solutions at a reasonable cost.

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Get ready!Beijing 2022

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The 2022 Winter Olympics, officially the XXIV Olympic Winter Games and commonly known as Beijing 2022 are an upcoming international winter multi-sport event scheduled to take place from 4 to 20 February 2022 in Beijing and venues near neighboring towns of Yanqing and Chongli in the People’s Republic of China.

Beijing was elected as host city in July 2015 at the 128th IOC Session in Kuala Lumpur. The 2022 Winter Olympics will be the first Winter Olympics in China, the last of three consecutive Olympics to be held in East Asia (after the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, and the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan), and the second overall Olympics to be held in China, after the 2008 Summer Olympics also in Beijing. For the first time, the Winter Olympics will be hosted by a city that previously hosted the Summer Olympics; Four existing indoor venues that were originally constructed for the 2008 Games, as well as the Beijing National Stadium (venues of the opening and closing ceremonies), will be used.

The 2022 Winter Olympics are scheduled to include a record 109 events over 15 disciplines in seven sports. This represented an increase of seven events from 2018. The men’s and women’s big air freestyle, women’s monobob, mixed team competitions in freestyle skiing aerials, ski jumping, and snowboard cross, and the mixed relay in short track speed skating were the new events added by the International Olympic Committee in July 2018.

Beijing, the city of double Olympics, has witnessed the development of China, and it also represents the traditions of the East. Let’s look forward to what kind of splendor this Winter Olympics will bring or the new trend that will lead the development of the world. The Chinese culture is broad and profound and will shape the spirit of solidarity of a community with a shared future for mankind together with the Olympic spirit. It is expected that the Beijing Olympics will bring about world peace and development and share a beautiful vision for the future.

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