November 18, 2019

Gadget of the week

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African experiments with drone technologies could leapfrog decades of infrastructure neglect By Jake Bright, Samantha Stein3From TechCrunch Charis Extra Photo A drone revolution is coming to sub-Saharan Africa. Countries across the continent are experimenting with this 21st century technology as a way to leapfrog decades of neglect of 20th century infrastructure. Over the last two […]

Best walking and hiking tours

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8 Best walking and hiking tours across the world By Ashyln Molly From Travel Blissful Many millennials today are going back to the basics – closer to nature and being active. You can go for everything from massages to spa to yoga classes to MMA training sessions. However, old remains gold as walking and hiking […]

Inside Planet Labs’ new satellite manufacturing site

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By Anna Escher From techCrunch Satellite imaging and analytics company Planet is taking the wraps off its new manufacturing space in San Francisco. Founded by ex-NASA employees, Planet is leveraging some of the $183 million in funding it’s amassed to expand. In the basement of a nondescript office building in the middle of Harrison Street […]

Governments around the world are using laws to silence LGBTIQ civil society

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Read online: https://www.outrightinternational.org/content/governments-around-world-are-using-laws-silence-lgbtiq-civil-society Download map: https://www.outrightinternational.org/righttoregister Today, OutRight Action International launches their latest report, The Global State of LGBTI Organizing: The Right to Register. The report highlights a phenomenon in which governments are trying to silence a growing movement for equality by preventing formation and registration of LGBTIQ civil society organizations. This has been happening […]

30 innovations that improved the world in 2017

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BY MATT PETRONZIO From Mashable 2017 may have been a rough year, but there were plenty of inventions, innovations, and gadgets that made the world just a slightly better place. From global health to social justice to humanitarian aid, a slew of scientists, technologists, and activists came together this year to create impactful solutions to […]

Anti-poaching elephant conservationist found murdered in Tanzania

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From WN Police in Tanzania said that Wayne Lotter was likely followed and targeted for his conservation work before he was shot dead on Wednesday, according to The Guardian. Lotter was traveling in a taxi from Dar as Salaam airport to a hotel but was stopped and fatally shot after working in Tanzania for many […]

The commodity that no one knows about but everybody wants to buy

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By Thomas Biesheuvel From Bloomberg The world’s mines and steel plants got so devalued during the commodity slump that some were just given away by owners struggling to cut losses or debt. But there’s at least one metal that’s been attracting a lot of attention. Niobium — named for a Greek goddess who became a […]

US Treasury rules FBME ‘still a money laundering concern’

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BY THE GUARDIAN REPORTER From IPP media The US Treasury`s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) has issued a final ruling confirming the Tanzanian-headquartered Federal Bank of the Middle East (FBME) as an institution of “primary money laundering concern.” The Bank of Tanzania (BoT) placed FBME under statutory management in 2014 after the United States Treasury […]

Acts of loving kindness & profound cruelty

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By Warren J. Blumenfeld From Huffington Post As opposing meteorological conditions when colder and hotter weather fronts collide to incite severe and dangerous storms at point of impact, loud claps of thunder and high voltage lightning bolts split my heart recently after following current world events: one displaying acts of loving kindness, the other exposing […]

The Editor Speaks: Taking a break

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IMAGE: mikemesserli.blogspot.com I shall be taking a small break over the next few weeks due to health reasons so this space be will taken up by guest columnists who write a lot better than myself so you are in for a treat.   Today’s column is: The anthropology of walking By Barbara J. King From […]