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Personnel sent for screenings in US after China acoustic incident

Added: 07.06.2018 3:45 | 6 views | 0 comments

A number of US personnel in China have been sent back to the United States for further health screenings after concerns over reports of mysterious acoustic incidents similar to the Cuba "sonic attacks."

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See bridge get wiped out by storm

Added: 30.05.2018 1:30 | 9 views | 0 comments

A bridge is wiped out from heavy water flow in Cuba and two people narrowly escaped the wash out.

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Another survivor of Cuba airline disaster dies

Added: 25.05.2018 18:05 | 10 views | 0 comments

A second survivor of Cuba's worst aviation disaster in three decades died Friday, raising the death toll to 112 one day after state-run media reported that investigators had recovered the second flight data recorder.

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Cuba mourns over 100 killed in plane crash

Added: 19.05.2018 22:02 | 9 views | 0 comments

Cuba began a two-day period of official mourning Saturday, as investigators continued the grim work of combing through the wreckage of the crashed plane that took the lives of over 100 people.

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More than 100 killed in Cuban plane crash

Added: 19.05.2018 10:50 | 11 views | 0 comments

A Cubana de Aviacion Boeing 737 crashed on takeoff from Havana's Jose Marti International Airport on Friday, according to Cuba's state-run television.

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Video appears to show Havana plane crash site

Added: 19.05.2018 7:50 | 9 views | 0 comments

A plane carrying at least 104 people crashed in Havana, Cuba. The Boeing 737 plane was heading to the Cuban city of Holguín.

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Plane crashes on takeoff from Havana airport

Added: 18.05.2018 18:34 | 13 views | 0 comments

A Cubana de Aviacion Boeing 737 crashed on takeoff from Havana's Jose Marti International Airport on Friday, according to Cuba's state-run television.

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Frida Ghitis: Cuba's new President just a rebranding of repression

Added: 20.04.2018 17:10 | 15 views | 0 comments

Do not believe all those headlines claiming that Cuba is beginning a "new era." Yes, it's true that, as of Thursday, Cuba has a new President and that, for the first time in decades, his name is not Castro. For now, however, not much more than the presidential letterhead is changing.

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Cuba names Castro's replacement

Added: 19.04.2018 15:04 | 13 views | 0 comments

Miguel Diaz-Canel was officially named as the new leader of Cuba on Thursday, one day after a vote in the country's National Assembly.

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Our 2018 plans for research

Added: 19.04.2018 14:58 | 87 views | 0 comments


This is the second of three posts that form our annual review and plan for the following year. The reviewed our progress in 2017. The following post will cover GiveWell's progress and plans as an organization. We aim to release our metrics on our influence on donations in 2017 by the end of June 2018. Summary
Our primary research goals for 2018 are to:
  1. Explore areas that may be more cost-effective than our current recommendations but don’t fit neatly into our current criteria by investigating (i) interventions aimed at influencing policy in low- and middle-income countries and (ii) opportunities to influence major aid agencies.
  2. Find new top charities that meet our current criteria by (i) completing intervention reports for at least two interventions we think are likely to result in GiveWell top charities by the end of 2019, (ii) considering renewal of GiveWell Incubation Grants to current grantee organizations that may become top charities in the future and making new Incubation Grants, and (iii) developing and maintaining high-quality relationships with charities, funders, and influencers in the global health and development community.
  3. Improve our internal processes to support the above goals. We plan to continue to delegate significant parts of our top charity update process to non-management staff and to improve our year-end process for making recommendations.
  4. Continue following our top charities and address priority questions. We are devoting fewer resources than we have in the past to top charity updates. We plan to continue gathering up-to-date information to allow us to make high-quality allocation decisions for giving season, and to answer a small number of high-priority questions.

  5. Our secondary goals (which we hope to achieve, but are lower priority than the goals above) are to:
    1. Improve the quality of our decisions and transparency about our decision-making process.
    2. Hire more flexible research capacity to increase our output.
    3. Complete reviews of two new potential top charities.

    4. We discuss each of these goals in greater depth below.

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