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Jul 7, 2020

France’s new prime minister keeps key figures in reshuffled cabinet

France’s new prime minister, Jean Castex, has made few major changes to the cabinet after President Emmanuel Macron gambled on a reshuffle to reboot his presidency and tighten his grip on government before seeking re-election in . The Élysée Palace had promised “new faces and talents”, but key ministers from the outgoing government

Jul 7, 2020

Associazioni di professionisti: nuove sfide

Smantelliamo le caste, togliamo i privilegi, scardiniamo lo status quo! Evocazioni rivoluzionarie di una società che da una parte invoca un cambiamento, dall’altra tende a chiudersi all’interno di una mediocrità perimetrale che poco ha a che vedere con un reale cambio di passo. Tra i mondi corporativi nati con l’obiettivo di rappresentare ma

Jul 7, 2020

The Story of How Medellin Turned Its Water Reservoirs into Public Parks

While developing a master plan for Medellin s urban lighting system, EPM, Medellin s public utility company, analyzed the Colombian city s infrastructure and nocturnal lighting system by superimposing a map of the system over a map of the city. What they found was an urban landscape blotted by islands of darkness. Much

Jul 3, 2020

Bankole: Does Independence Day mean freedom for all or just for some?

Independence Day is supposed to rekindle memories and encourage meditation on the greatness of America as a paragon of democracy and its freedom as a nation. We remember how our nation, though not perfect, is considered exceptional for being a mosaic of cultures where if you play by the rules, you can achieve upward mobility

Jul 3, 2020

How do Buddhists handle coronavirus? The answer is not just meditation

Millions of Buddhists seeking protection and healing from the novel coronavirus are turning to traditional religious rituals. Since the emergence of COVID-19, the Dalai Lama, other senior monks and Buddhist organizations in Asia and worldwide have emphasized that this pandemic calls for meditation, compassion, generosity and gratitude. Such messages reinforce a common view

Jul 1, 2020

Will Vladimir Putin be president of Russia for life?

Vladimir Putin was first elected as Russia’s president in 2000. Twenty years later he is still there.  He has served longer than any Russian or Soviet politician since the early 1950s – and he could be on course to be one of his nation’s longest-serving leaders. Putin’s opponents say he plans to never leave

Jun 30, 2020

TikTok teens and the Trump campaign

The lower-than-expected attendance at President Trump’s rally in Tulsa on June 20 was attributed, at least in part, to an online army of K-pop fans who used the social network TikTok to organize and reserve tickets for the rally as a means of pranking the campaign. Similarly, the historically unprecedented scale of the

Jun 30, 2020

Who needs Wimbledon? Strawberry sales soar

When Covid-19 forced summer events like Wimbledon to be cancelled, along with all weddings, strawberry growers worried about their sales. However, a surge in demand for eating strawberries at home means sales have leapt by one-fifth this year. Video by Jeremy Howell, Nick Woolley and Sarah Corker

Jun 28, 2020

Coronavirus: the future of women’s football is under threat

Women’s football has made great strides in recent years. Attendances at the women’s FA Cup final continue to set new records. One survey suggested that one-third of adults are interested in the women’s game and 69% of those believe it deserves the same profile as men’s football. However, the coronavirus pandemic has left