• Electoral reform: It’s now or never 15 Aug 2020 19:03 The advent of freedom and democracy in South Africa ushered in a new electoral dispensation. All citizens regardless of race or gender were for the first time allowed to participate in electing the government of their choice as long as they were eighteen …
  • Glenda Evette Demas, LPC, ACTP, a Licensed Professional Counselor with Pearls of Change Wellness, LLC 15 Aug 2020 17:18 The MarketWatch News Department was not involved in the creation of this content. Aug 15, 2020 (IssueWire via COMTEX) -- New York City, Aug 15, 2020 (Issuewire.com) - Glenda is a licensed professional counselor, an advanced clinical trauma practitioner, …
  • Rutger Bregman: ‘What if we give children the freedom to play and learn on their own?’ 15 Aug 2020 14:48 In many places around the world, education has become something to be endured. A new generation is learning to run a rat race where the main metrics of success are your résumé and your pay cheque – a generation less inclined to colour outside the lines, …
  • Doug Johnstone on how spending time with a funeral director inspired his latest novels 15 Aug 2020 13:26 WHEN Doug Johnstone did a six-month stint as writer-in-residence with a funeral director a few years back, everyone told him he would get a good book out of it. At the time, the Edinburgh-based author disagreed. "The whole point of funeral directing …
  • A True Test of Leadership 15 Aug 2020 13:15 Democracy, Headlines, Health Opinion Aug 15 2020 (IPS) - In 1918, the Spanish Flu, a deadly influenza caused by the H1N1 virus, decimated the world. Over the course of four successive waves, it infected 500 million people, about a third of the world’s …
  • This year’s A-level results are a fiasco – but the system was already broken | Dan Davies 15 Aug 2020 12:48 A revered former boss of mine had a proverb to wheel out on the many occasions when our team was called on to do research into an obviously doomed project: “If something isn’t worth doing, it isn’t worth doing well.” It’s hard not to be reminded of that …
  • Column: I wasn't a fan of Kamala Harris. It took President Trump to change my mind 15 Aug 2020 12:23 I’ll admit it. I was a Kamala Harris skeptic. The day Joe Biden announced that the California senator would be his running mate, I rolled my eyes and resigned myself to voting for her. It just seemed bonkers that Joe Biden would select a career prosecutor …
  • 'What has been done to students?' 15 Aug 2020 11:58 President Donald Trump has characterised his term in office by making statements considered dishonest. The Washington Post Fact Checker team has counted up 20,000 things that were untrue or misleading, including mountains of exaggerations, half-truths and …
  • Lebanon Blast Emergency: Rapid Needs Assessment (14 August 2020) 15 Aug 2020 08:51 Context The two explosions that erupted in Beirut on Tuesday August 4th, killed at least 178 people, with more than 6,000 people injured (as of 13/08/2020). Hundreds have been reported missing in the aftermath of the blast, raising fears that the …
  • Daily testing static as B.C. cases surge with long waits for swabs 15 Aug 2020 08:02 VANCOUVER -- As cases surge with hours-long waits for COVID-19 tests, B.C. health officials insist they’re working on expanding testing but won’t say when that’ll happen as a CTV News analysis found testing rates have barely changed despite government …
  • As Duke becomes test-optional for 2020-21, experts see problems with college admissions tests 15 Aug 2020 05:23 Could the SAT become a thing of the past? In June, Duke announced it will be test-optional for undergraduate applicants in the 2020-21 admissions cycle, meaning students who cannot or choose not to submit SAT or ACT scores will not have a disadvantage in …
  • Up to Duterte to appoint Chua to PhilHealth — Palace 15 Aug 2020 03:51 Malacañang said placing new blood in the embattled Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) is a decision that only President Duterte can make. Acting Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Karl Kendrick T. Chua Presidential spokesman Harry Roque made the …
  • The Unfinished Work Of The 19th Amendment 15 Aug 2020 03:36 In the middle of the blazing summer of 1848, more than 300 people gathered in Seneca Falls, New York, for the nation’s very first women’s rights conference. By the end of that convention, the participants would vote on 11 women’s rights resolutions, …
  • Exposure to air pollution may increase risk of Covid death: study 15 Aug 2020 03:06 LONDON: Long-term exposure to air pollution may increase the risk of death from Covid-19, according to a large study by the Office for National Statistics, foreign media reported. It analysed more than 46,000 coronavirus deaths in England and showed that a …
  • Unilever presents Shehzad Roy performs National Anthem through a mask 15 Aug 2020 02:52 KARACHI: The Covid-19 pandemic has had a severe impact on the world, including Pakistan, where the virus has claimed over 6,000 lives and left a far-reaching socioeconomic crisis in its wake. Every year, on Independence Day, the sound of the anthem echoes …
  • Re: Osun Flirts with Insolvency… 15 Aug 2020 01:19 I refer to the Business Day’s headline of 11 August, 2020, “ Osun flirts with insolvency, spends 91% of FAAC Serving debt in Q1” co- written by Michael Ani and Favour Olarenwaju. The authors have claimed, among other things, that Osun State is currently …
  • Why the U.S. Is Threatening Yale Over Race and Admissions 15 Aug 2020 00:10 It’s a prime target. The Justice Department’s letter, which comes as President Donald Trump campaigns for a second term partly by leveraging race, caps a two-year investigation that began after an Asian-American advocacy group filed a bias complaint …
  • Researchers say more resources needed for English as an additional language students this fall 14 Aug 2020 23:49 Some parents and teachers are bracing for the so-called "COVID slide," where students may be behind in their school work due to the pandemic.  However, for English as an additional language students and teachers, there are more challenges than …
  • The recipe to rebuild a more robust and resilient public health system 14 Aug 2020 23:41 The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed critical vulnerabilities in our public health system, but it has also created an opportunity to envision a more effective, equitable, and sustainable system. We offer a recipe for that more robust and resilient public …
  • After its general election, Trinidad & Tobago's racist underbelly is showing 14 Aug 2020 22:09 Screenshot of a line from Trinidad and Tobago's national anthem, which reads, “Here every creed and race finds an equal place,” taken from a YouTube video by Hardeo Roopan. On August 10, Trinidad and Tobago held its general elections. The preliminary …
  • Schubart: Do we recapture the past, or face the challenges revealed by the pandemic? 14 Aug 2020 21:58 Vermont Statehouse 2016. Freedom and Unity. Photo by Roger Crowley/VTDigger Bill Schubart, a retired businessman, is a regular columnist for VTDigger.  We face a difficult choice in Vermont. Do we struggle to recapture the past and preserve the self- …
  • UN launches $565 million appeal for Beirut victims 14 Aug 2020 21:32 Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press Updated 4:23 pm CDT, Friday, August 14, 2020 Two men sit on the destroyed balcony of a building facing the site of last week's massive explosion in the port of Beirut, Lebanon, Friday, Aug. 14, 2020. Two men sit on …
  • Older Children and the Coronavirus: A New Wrinkle in the Debate 14 Aug 2020 20:56 A study by researchers in South Korea last month suggested that children between the ages of 10 and 19 spread the coronavirus more frequently than adults — a widely reported finding that influenced the debate about the risks of reopening schools. But …
  • World: Statement to the Security Council by H.E. Ms. Louise Blais Chair of the Peacebuilding Commission, on Pandemics and the Challenges of Sustaining Peace 14 Aug 2020 20:43 Madame President, Excellencies, • I would like to congratulate Indonesia on its presidency of the Security Council this month and for organizing this timely high-level debate. • In my capacity as Chair of the Peacebuilding Commission, I wish to express my …
  • UN and partners launch $565 million appeal for Lebanon 14 Aug 2020 20:43 The appeal launched on Friday will help the Lebanese people to move from immediate lifesaving relief towards reconstruction and recovery, including repair of the shattered economy in the longer term. An entire nation affected "The scale of the loss …
  • Better-off spent more time outdoors during lockdown, study finds 14 Aug 2020 18:36 Significant differences in the amount of time spent outdoors by different socioeconomic groups during the Covid-19 lockdown have been identified in a new study commissioned by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The research showed those in the …
  • UN and humanitarian partners launch appeal to support Lebanon recovery 14 Aug 2020 18:30 (New York/Beirut, 14 August 2020) The UN and humanitarian partners have launched a US$565 million appeal to help the people of Lebanon move from immediate life-saving humanitarian relief towards recovery and eventually longer-term economic recovery, …
  • Editorial: Have to make it work, for the students depend on it 14 Aug 2020 17:16 Herculean as the task may be, the time has come for summer break to end and students to return to school. Different doesn’t even begin to get into just what this academic year will be like for students, their parents, teachers and administrators. COVID-19 …
  • Historical redlining linked to premature births, smaller babies 14 Aug 2020 16:17 Redlining maps, drawn by the Home Owners’ Loan Corp. in 1935, categorized neighborhoods in U.S. cities by the perceived security of mortgage loans, from green indicating the “best” investment to red indicating a “hazardous” investment. (Public Domain image …
  • New study shows increase in domestic violence injuries during COVID-19 14 Aug 2020 15:37 OAK BROOK, Ill. — There was a higher incidence and severity of physical intimate partner violence (IPV) among patients seen at a large, academic medical center in the U.S. during the COVID-19 pandemic compared with the prior three years, according to a new …
  • 'Reckless and foolish': Russia's coronavirus vaccine has experts alarmed 14 Aug 2020 15:15 Russia has a coronavirus vaccine. Whether it works is anybody's guess. Russian President Vladimir Putin announced Tuesday that Russia had approved a coronavirus vaccine, becoming the first country to do so. The news has been met with strong skepticism, …
  • Covid-19 is making leaders take note of another public health crisis: racism 14 Aug 2020 14:41 Racism. Now as communities call on their leaders to address systemic racism, more governments are considering similar declarations. "What we're hoping will happen is that by thinking of this through a public health lens, it will help people …
  • Zubiri wants PhilHealth execs, regional directors removed to stop illegal schemes 14 Aug 2020 13:22 Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 14) — The quickest way to end the cycle of corruption in PhilHealth is to remove all ranking officials from top management to regional directors, Senator Migz Zubiri said Friday. The Senate Majority Leader joined …
  • The best recent science fiction, fantasy and horror – review roundup 14 Aug 2020 12:39 In Sarah Pinsker’s debut novel, A Song for a New Day (Head of Zeus, £18.99), liberty and creative endeavour are compromised by political and socioeconomic reality. Pinsker presents a frighteningly real near-future US in which social gatherings have been …
  • Morocco Commemorates 41st Anniversary of Recovery of Oued Eddahab 14 Aug 2020 11:35 Rabat – Morocco commemorates Friday, August 14, the 41st anniversary of the recovery of Oued Eddahab, a milestone in the country’s struggle for territorial integrity.  On August 14, 1979, leaders of the Oued Eddahab province swore their allegiance to King …
  • How to Study Racial Disparities 14 Aug 2020 11:10 As the United States grapples with the national reckoning over race prompted by the killing of George Floyd, it has become increasingly clear that even a pandemic does not strike equally. Nationwide, Black people have been 3.7 times as likely as white …
  • Teachers face Covid-19 fears as school districts decide whether to reopen in person 14 Aug 2020 11:09 "Out of 50 or 60 public comments, only one person supported in-person learning," he said. "I was hopeful."Fortner hoped on behalf of the rattled teachers he advocated for as a member of the local teacher's union. Those educators …
  • Communication in a world changed by Covid pandemic 14 Aug 2020 10:17 By Rukh-Shana NamuyimbaThe role of effective, consistent, localised and recurring communication in the fight against coronavirus cannot be underestimated. Governments, health organisations, brands and individuals have for the past eight months used every …
  • OCHA Libya l Humanitarian Bulletin (July 2020) 14 Aug 2020 09:51 Highlights: As of 31 July 2020, there are 3,691 confirmed cases and 74 COVID-related deaths nationally with significant increases in Tripoli, Sebha and Misrata. Socioeconomic impacts of COVID-19 continue to affect people’s food security and livelihoods, …
  • Drop in quality of Pinoys’ life concerns Palace 14 Aug 2020 08:54 Malacañang on Thursday expressed concern about the number of Filipinos saying the quality of their life worsened this year compared to last year. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque (JOEY DALUMPINES/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO / MANILA BULLETIN FILE PHOTO …
  • Fear and Covid in Tokoroa as a pandemic comes to town 14 Aug 2020 08:42 In Tokoroa “everyone is whanau”. Now the community spirit that binds families and a South Waikato town together is both what brought Covid-19 into their midst and also what they hope will defeat it. The Covid-19 outbreak that has put Auckland into Level 3 …
  • COVID-19 offers valuable lessons for the future of Las Vegas 14 Aug 2020 08:22 By Brian Knudsen Friday, Aug. 14, 2020 | 1 a.m. Editor’s note: As he does every August, Brian Greenspun is turning over his Where I Stand column to others. Today’s guest is Las Vegas City Councilman Brian Knudsen, who represents Ward 1. My perspective as a …
  • UK coronavirus live: new quarantine rules spark scramble to return from France 14 Aug 2020 08:05 Wittily headlined: LES MISÉRABLES, Politico’s London Playbook predict a stampede home this morning as all arrivals from France — where around 500,000 people from the UK are currently thought to be on holiday — will have to isolate for 14 days or face a …
  • Berkeley school board candidate Jose Luis Bedolla wants to close digital divide 14 Aug 2020 07:45 Paola Elvira Bedolla/Courtesy Jose Luis Bedolla plans to explore public-private partnership options to close the digital divide in Berkeley public schools if elected to the school board. Technology executive and local philanthropist Jose Luis Bedolla …
  • Friday briefing: holiday chaos as France taken off safe list 14 Aug 2020 06:23 Top story: 1.3m tests removed in ‘double counting’ error Morning everyone. I’m Martin Farrer and these are the top stories from home and abroad this morning. Thousands of holiday makers face a race across France today if they want to avoid spending the …
  • ADB, UN report provides policy recommendations on Kyrgyzstan's COVID-19 recovery 14 Aug 2020 06:11 BISHKEK (TCA) — The Kyrgyz Republic can address the socioeconomic challenges related to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic by moving aggressively to strengthen the health system, expand social protection and employment, and improve transparency in …
  • Spain Uses GoAigua COVID Sewer Surveillance Technology for Widespread Infection Monitoring 14 Aug 2020 04:32 NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug 13, 2020-- Spain’s largest cities are using GoAigua technology to test their population for COVID-19 spread. These cities have implemented a widespread surveillance system that is efficiently testing entire cities every day, …
  • Elms College’s Center for Equity in Urban Education Welcomes Tyra Good 14 Aug 2020 04:21 CHICOPEE — Elms College announced the appointment of Tyra Good as the college’s first faculty director of the Center for Equity in Urban Education (CEUE). “I am pleased that Dr. Good, a nationally recognized educator, has joined Elms College to become our …
  • Aspira Women's Health, Inc. (AWH) CEO Valerie Palmieri on Q2 2020 Results - Earnings Call Transcript 14 Aug 2020 04:01 Aspira Women's Health, Inc. (NASDAQ:AWH) Q2 2020 Earnings Conference Call August 13, 2020 4:30 PM ET Company Participants Valerie Palmieri - CEO, President & Director Lesley Northrop - Global Medical Director, Genetic Services Robert Beechey - CFO …
  • With 92% Latino Student Body, Compass Academy Does Special Outreach As Virtual School Gets Going 14 Aug 2020 03:42 (CBS4) – 11-year-old Brandom is getting ready to go back to school in an unprecedented way. He like many Colorado students, will hop on Zoom to start his 7th grade year. He has mixed feelings about this, saying “I’m excited and worried because like I can …
  • COVID-19 Cases Found Outside Auckland – Expert Reaction 14 Aug 2020 03:28 Community transmission of COVID-19 has extended beyond Auckland’s borders, with new cases confirmed in the rural Waikato town of Tokoroa. Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield said there are 12 new confirmed and one probable case in the community …
  • Wolf Administration Releases Report On Coronavirus Health Disparities 14 Aug 2020 03:06 YORK, Pa. (KDKA) – A task force created by Gov. Tom Wolf to investigate health disparities of the pandemic released its report Thursday. In April, 20 to 30 percent of race data was unreported in coronavirus test results. Now Pennsylvania Secretary of …
  • Serving nation in all spheres of life 14 Aug 2020 02:57 One of the most respected Research and Development (R&D) organisations of Pakistan for its unmatched contributions in the country’s security and also the torch-bearer in ensuring sustainable development of the country in all spheres of life, this is …
  • SEZs recommended for final approval 14 Aug 2020 02:52 ISLAMABAD: The Board of Investment (BoI) on Thursday recommended two special economic zones, including the first one in the private sector, to the apex authority for final approval. The approvals committee of SEZs recommended JW-SEZ and Dhabeji SEZ for …
  • A way out 14 Aug 2020 02:43 TODAY is the anniversary of our freedom from colonial rule. Aug 14, Independence Day, is traditionally celebrated with much fanfare with messages from the top leadership. It is the same this year. Why should we not celebrate? After all, under the British …
  • Nigeria, India sign MoU on space collaboration 14 Aug 2020 02:36 Okechukwu Nnodim, Abuja The Federal Government on Thursday through a virtual meeting signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Government of India on cooperation in the exploration and uses of outer space for peaceful purposes. A statement issued by …
  • Do Black lives matter in Sudan? 14 Aug 2020 02:23 On August 2, as General Shams al-Din al-Kabashi emerged from a house in Omdurman, protesters ambushed him with anti-military chants. Al-Kabashi, who is a member of the ruling sovereign council dominated by the military, had supposedly just had an hours- …
  • Study uses a statistical approach to reveal patterns of cancer incidence 14 Aug 2020 01:28 Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Aug 13 2020 QUT researchers have used nationwide cancer mapping statistics to develop a new mathematical model so health professionals can further question patterns relating to the disease. Epidemiologists use disease …
  • Dazzmin Murry launches nonprofit to connect creatives 14 Aug 2020 00:30 Dazzmin Murry Joshua Asante Dazzmin Murry — the “Dazz” half of acclaimed rock and soul band Dazz & Brie — has spent a lot of time performing on the road over the last several years, and now she’s trying to bring some of that experience home to Little …
  • Study finds higher incidence of physical intimate partner violence during COVID-19 14 Aug 2020 00:10 Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Aug 13 2020 There was a higher incidence and severity of physical intimate partner violence (IPV) among patients seen at a large, academic medical center in the U.S. during the COVID-19 pandemic compared with the prior …
  • Palestinians Advocate for ‘Slow Fashion’ to Save Economy, Environment 14 Aug 2020 00:08 ‘Our fight is to create a radical change in consumerism’ with second-hand clothing, young Ramallah entrepreneur says Anas Dalou never thought he would embark on an adventure after visiting a bustling second-hand market, but when he stepped into the bazaar …
  • Letter: Get past our fears 13 Aug 2020 23:59 In 1979, the members of the Downtown Community Council opposed having the Alaska Women’s Aid In Crisis shelter built in their neighborhood – as a founder, I argued that this treatment facility would be a “good neighbor” and tried to allay baseless …
  • Cleaning Up Our Polluted Air Would Save More Money Than It Costs 13 Aug 2020 23:46 Fossil Fuels Published on August 13th, 2020 | by Steve Hanley 0 August 13th, 2020 by Steve Hanley  On August 5, Drew Shindell, a professor of Earth science at Duke University, appeared before the House Committee on Oversight and Reform. Shindell is the …
  • New paper proposes UN-supervised Kashmir referendum 13 Aug 2020 23:45 KARACHI: Kashmir has been called a paradise on Earth by historians and analysts, but the proverbial paradise has transformed into a living hell of fear for its people under India's occupation. With over 40 proposals for peace, but not a single one …
  • World: Amid COVID-19 Pandemic, Coordinated, Conflict-Sensitive Responses are Crucial to Sustaining Peace, Secretary-General Tells Security Council 13 Aug 2020 23:00 SC/14275 The COVID-19 pandemic — beyond having crippling effects on health systems — threatens to worsen current conflicts and foment new ones, Secretary-General António Guterres told the Security Council on 12 August, as delegates echoed his call …
  • Study examines feasibility of using Decoded Neurofeedback to control pain 13 Aug 2020 22:37 Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Aug 13 2020 Chronic pain is one of the most important health priorities of the 21st century, with a socioeconomic cost that may far exceed other most other medical problems. It is the leading reason why people stop working …
  • Systemic racism hurts not just humans, but urban biodiversity 13 Aug 2020 22:36 Racial and socioeconomic inequality is not only harmful to humans, but is also impacting the biodiversity and ecological health of plants and animals in our cities, according to a new review paper published online today (Thursday, August 13) in the journal …
  • Kazinform becomes one of the reputable media sources in CIS, Kazakh FM 13 Aug 2020 22:32 NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM Kazakh FM Mukhtar Tileuberdi congratulated Kazinform International News Agency on its 100th anniversary. The FM noted that the agency which started its work as KazTAG passed its historical way to become one of the reputable media …
  • Texas Democrats, Joe Biden campaign call on Texas to slow efforts to open schools amid coronavirus pandemic 13 Aug 2020 22:05 WASHINGTON -- Texas Democrats and the Joe Biden campaign called on the state of Texas Thursday to slow efforts to reopen schools amid declining testing and a high number of cases of COVID-19 in the state. Members of Biden’s campaign and State House …
  • COVID-19 crisis opportunity for education reform in Indonesia 13 Aug 2020 21:02 The Indonesian education sector – a core element of national development – has overcome numerous challenges over the years, but nothing had prepared it for the unprecedented jolt from the COVID-19 pandemic. As is the case with many other countries around …
  • Scientists Identify Successful and Cost-Effective Ways to Restore Coral Reefs 13 Aug 2020 21:01 Written by AZoCleantechAug 13 2020 The most successful and cost-effective ways to restore coral reefs have been identified by an international group of scientists, after analysing restoration projects in Latin America. The University of Queensland's Dr …
  • Virginia to study presence of coronavirus antibodies in N.Va. children 13 Aug 2020 19:30 Scientists have tested people’s blood to see whether a person may have antibodies that provide immunity to the coronavirus, but there is uncertainty as to how long that immunity lasts or if people may just get less severe symptoms. A July study that …
  • Gov. Wolf's administration announces findings of report from Health Disparity Task Force 13 Aug 2020 19:24 Gov. Wolf's administration announces findings of report from Health Disparity Task Force Copy Link Copy {copyShortcut} to copy Link copied! Updated: 2:36 PM EDT Aug 13, 2020 Hide Transcript Show Transcript about a month after the first cases of Cove in …
  • A-level chaos as thousands fear future as marks downgraded in 'betrayal' 13 Aug 2020 19:17 Thousands of A-level students are facing uncertain futures after grades were downgraded - with the poor, Northerners and state school pupils the worst hit. The Government is under intense pressure to u-turn on the policy amid disappointment and anger from …
  • Who won and who lost: when A-levels meet the algorithm 13 Aug 2020 18:32 Almost 40% of teachers’ recommended English A-level grades were downgraded this year, with final results decided by algorithm following the cancellation of exams. But not all students fared equally. Poorer students and those studying at comprehensive …
  • The Guardian view on A-levels: ministers, not pupils, have failed 13 Aug 2020 18:32 That wealthy pupils and fee-paying schools could tighten their grip on elite universities as a result of the pandemic is not just unfair but grotesque. Yet this is the prospect England faces: a future of entrenched inequality digging in another notch. By …
  • A Level students 'in tears' over exam 'injustice' 13 Aug 2020 17:15 North East leaders have voiced fears that controversial measures used to grade A Level students in the absence of exams have left the region at a disadvantage. With exams cancelled due to coronavirus, this year's grades were calculated based on teacher …
  • Tim White: Joe Biden is the candidate who embraces science 13 Aug 2020 17:01 Dear Editor: There is no more important issue in the upcoming election than that of climate change. Its effects on the health of the planet and the wealth of economies will make the current global pandemic seem minuscule.Joe Biden has put forth an …
  • Algorithm downgrades nearly 40% of English exam results, hitting poorer students hardest 13 Aug 2020 15:55 An algorithm used to determine school-leaving grades in England has downgraded 39% of the results predicted by teachers — with disadvantaged students suffering the biggest drop. Exam regulator Ofqual adopted the system when exams across the country were …
  • Strategies for supporting your child's social and emotional learning from home 13 Aug 2020 15:48 Numbers can be multiplied, subtracted and squared in a vacuum, alone in a room. Books, too, on almost any subject, can be processed independently. Emotions, on the other hand, are typically experienced — and learned — in context, among people, in a social …
  • Study shows how picornaviruses infect the host cell 13 Aug 2020 15:39 Picornaviruses is a family of viruses that can cause a number of different diseases, including polio, meningitis, and in rare cases myocarditis, encephalitis, and paralysis. In a new dissertation in biomedical science from Linnaeus University, Helena …
  • Qualifying exams for foreign medical professionals in Sept OK’d 13 Aug 2020 15:19 MANILA, Aug 13 (Mabuhay) — The Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) has approved the resumption of the qualifying assessment for foreign medical professionals on September 19. The IATF-EID’s approval was …
  • South Africans must work together on an accelerated economic recovery plan – Exxaro 13 Aug 2020 14:33 JOHANNESBURG (miningweekly.com) – South Africans must work together on an accelerated economic recovery plan that focuses on inclusive growth and prosperity for all citizens, Exxaro Resources CEO Mxolisi Mgojo  said on Thursday. Speaking during the black- …
  • Nursultan Nazarbayev receives Askar Mamin 13 Aug 2020 14:06 NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM Chairman of the Security Council of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev held talks with Kazakh Prime Minister Askar Mamin, the Elbasy’s press service informs. The meeting focused on the outcomes of the country’s economic development for …
  • England A-level downgrades hit pupils from disadvantaged areas hardest 13 Aug 2020 13:50 Pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds have been worst hit by the controversial standardisation process used to award A-level grades in England this year, while pupils at independent schools benefited the most. Private schools increased the proportion of …
  • Trump’s push to cut capital gains taxes highlights scattered coronavirus relief effort 13 Aug 2020 13:09 The answer, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and top White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow concluded Wednesday, is not much without congressional action. But the fact that the administration is still mulling the move — which provides the biggest after …
  • Exposure to air pollution may increase risk of Covid death, major study says 13 Aug 2020 13:03 Long-term exposure to air pollution may increase the risk of death from Covid-19, according to a large study by the Office for National Statistics. It analysed more than 46,000 coronavirus deaths in England and showed that a small, single-unit increase in …
  • A new anti-obesity coronavirus campaign is a nightmare for eating disorder sufferers 13 Aug 2020 12:40 Being obese or heavily overweight increases the risk of death from Covid-19, according to Public Health England. The UK government believes 63% of adults are above what would be considered a healthy weight. The new measures include a ban on junk food …
  • Broken America has no room to criticize China: South China Morning Post 13 Aug 2020 11:53 BEIJING, Aug. 13 (Xinhua) -- U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's claim that China is following a bankrupt ideology is a simplistic declaration not based on reality, said an article in The South China Morning Post, which also stressed that " …
  • Study of Covid deaths in England is latest to find air pollution link 13 Aug 2020 11:48 Long-term exposure to air pollution may increase the risk of death from Covid-19, according to a large study by the Office for National Statistics. It analysed more than 46,000 coronavirus deaths in England and showed that a small, single-unit increase in …
  • The 1918 Flu Faded in Our Collective Memory: We Might 'Forget' the Coronavirus, Too 13 Aug 2020 10:54 In 1924 Encyclopædia Britannica published a two-volume history of the 20th century thus far. More than 80 authors—professors and politicians, soldiers and scientists—contributed chapters to These Eventful Years: The Twentieth Century in the Making as Told …
  • GoFundMe set up for Lakeside Early Learning Center 13 Aug 2020 10:39 In April, when St. Michael's Catholic Parish announced the school's closure, a group of parents, community members, and staff formed Lakeside Early Learning to operate the center independently.  The new Lakeside Early Learning is working to raise $ …
  • South Florida Caribbean-American Voters Guide: August 2020 Primaries 13 Aug 2020 10:01 SOUTH FLORIDA – The following Caribbean-American voters guide was compiled by our media partners at National Weekly and the CNW editorial team. National Weekly over the past several weeks have closely analyzed responses to their questionnaires and the …
  • Almost 40% of students in England have A-level results downgraded 13 Aug 2020 09:03 Teachers in England had nearly 40% of their A-level assessments downgraded by the exam regulator’s algorithm, according to official figures published this morning as sixth-formers around the UK received their results. Figures released by Ofqual showed that …
  • Carole Marasovic announces run for Berkeley Rent Stabilization Board 13 Aug 2020 08:42 Berkeley Rent Stabilization Board commissioner candidate Carole Marasovic Carole Marasovic, a lifelong advocate for disabled and disadvantaged people, is running to be a commissioner on the Berkeley Rent Stabilization Board. As a rent board commissioner, …
  • South Africa: Covid-19 Disruption Could Be a Chance to Rethink School Maths 13 Aug 2020 07:51 In South Africa, when Grade 9 learners return to school after the COVID-19 closures, they will have a maximum of 76 teaching days left in 2020. But given the safety requirements and the limited infrastructure in most schools, it's highly unlikely that …
  • Exxaro pays dividend on 40%-higher half-year earnings 13 Aug 2020 07:22 JOHANNESBURG (miningwekly.com) – Black-empowered diversified resources group Exxaro Resources on Thursday declared an interim dividend on posting a 40% increase in earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation of R3.9-billion for the six …
  • Study: Lower socioeconomic status is associated with reduced size of anterior hippocampus 13 Aug 2020 06:32 A new study by a team of researchers from the University of Toronto (U of T) has identified the region of the brain's hippocampus that links low income with decreased memory and language ability in children. Previous research has shown that children …
  • Melanoma diagnosis allegedly related to higher socioeconomic status in women 07 Aug 2020 21:57 Melanoma that can be probably treated by the arthritic drug leflunomide seems to be connected with socioeconomic status among women. A recent study asserts that the incidence of melanoma is higher in non-Hispanic white adolescent girls and young women …
  • Covid-19 rates are significantly higher among minority children and those from lower socioeconomic backgrounds, study finds 05 Aug 2020 14:23 × Sign Up Today and Support Local Journalism Enjoy more articles from Madison's Most Trusted Information Source. Subscribers can log in for unlimited digital access Covid-19 rates are significantly higher among minority children and those from lower …