Category: Culture

President Trump at a White House discussion of school reopenings this week. (Credit...Anna Moneymaker for The New York Times)

U.S. Schools, U.K. Jobs, Hagia Sophia: Your Thursday Briefing

GOOD MORNING. WE’RE COVERING THE DISPUTE OVER REOPENING U.S. SCHOOLS, A $38 BILLION PLAN TO SAVE BRITISH JOBS AND A CRACKDOWN ON PROTESTERS IN SERBIA. Schools become a flash point in U.S. reopening debate President Trump is at odds with his own public health experts over how to safely reopen schools in the fall, as coronavirus infection numbers in the […]

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Scientists have used satellite data to see where African vegetation is thriving and where it is in retreat. (Photo. Shutterstock)

Building Back Greener in Africa

African leaders highlight the opportunity for a triple dividend: reduced risk, increased resilience and strengthened recovery. COVID-19 continues to race across the African continent. People are dying, and even more are being pushed into hunger and poverty, in many cases risking to overturn years of development gains. The numbers are staggering. While the pandemic is only now taking root in […]

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Flower Drawing (Abstract Art by Jera Sky)

How to Score Big with God!

Neither before nor after Josiah was there a king like him who turned to the LORD as he did – with all his heart and with all his soul and with all his strength, in accordance with all the law of Moses. 2 Kings 23:25. Israel had a few good kings who started and ended well according to God’s assessment. […]

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WILDwatch Live | 06 July, 2020 | Afternoon Safari | South Africa

WILDwatch Live | 06 July, 2020 | Afternoon Safari | South Africa

WILDwatch Live || Join our expert andBeyond guides as they bring the wilderness LIVE to your living room, from andBeyond’s Ngala Private Game Reserve and Phinda Private Game Reserve in concert with WildEarth and partners. See what lies beyond… Where is WILDwatch Live being broadcast? ◾ Ngala Private Game Reserve, South Africa. ◾ Phinda Private Game Reserve, South Africa ◾ […]

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Opinion – Racial Injustice and the Erosion of America’s Global Standing

Opinion – Racial Injustice and the Erosion of America’s Global Standing

A specter is haunting America, one of centuries-old pathologies never structurally addressed. When the 2020 black lives matter protests began, following the police killing of an unarmed man, George Floyd, in Minneapolis, it should have been a domestic crisis. Instead, the outrage following Floyd’s death, compounded by the scandal-prone leadership of the Trump administration, has quickly turned what was originally […]

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White Christians at ‘a moment of reckoning,’ author says

White Christians at ‘a moment of reckoning,’ author says

Jefferson Davis’ statue coming down in Richmond, Va., and Walmart refusing to fly the Mississippi state flag because of its Confederate emblem are powerful signs the movement against white supremacy is taking hold, Robert P. Jones said during an online discussion hosted June 26 by the BJC. “We are at a moment of reckoning,” said Jones, CEO and founder of […]

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Highlights of the 19th China Beijing International High-tech Expo (Images Chinadaily.com.cn)

Understanding China’s 2025 Ambitions

China is on a multi-year mission to reduce its reliance on foreign technology and as a result, Beijing is investing heavily in its own technological developments. Premier Li Keqiang announced the Made in China 2025 (MIC 2025) initiative in 2015 as a bid to significantly advance the country’s economy and industrial base with a goal of achieving manufacturing dominance by […]

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Reprogramming the World Cyberspace and the Geography of Global Order

Reprogramming the World Cyberspace and the Geography of Global Order

Book details The author: P.J. Bloun Paperback: 216 pages Publisher: E-International Relations (November 12, 2019) Language: English ISBN-10: 1910814520 ISBN-13: 978-1910814529 Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.5 x 9 inches Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces (View and purchase on Amazon US) We live in a world of “fake news”, data breaches, election hacking, and cyberwarfare in which 280 characters can change everything. […]

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An early celebration of Emancipation Day (Juneteenth) in 1900 (Austin History Center, Austin Public Library)

Juneteenth: An American Celebration

The First Juneteenth “The people of Texas are informed that, in accordance with a proclamation from the Executive of the United States, all slaves are free. This involves an absolute equality of personal rights and rights of property between former masters and slaves, and the connection heretofore existing between them becomes that between employer and hired labor. The freedmen are […]

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Compatibility Issues in Marriage – Couples’ Fellowship

Compatibility Issues in Marriage – Couples’ Fellowship

Compatibility Issues in Marriage – Couples’ Fellowship (ECWA Good News Church, Jos)

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