Daily Archives: May 20, 2016

Dubai welcomes latest wonder, floating villa, in middle of ocean


CCTV Africa

Published on May 20, 2016

Dubai is showing off its latest wonder, a floating villa in the middle of the ocean. The Floating Seahorse – as it is known – features an underwater bedroom with a view of transplanted coral and the waters of the Persian Gulf. The glass walls of the living and dining room open out on to a deck that has a netting area which allows a look at the water below.

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Kim Weeden Explains Three Spheres of Inequality


WGBHForum

Published on May 20, 2016

Cornell sociologist Kim Weeden joined a panel discussion on how to combat economic inequality as the gap between rich and poor continues to grow. Weeden outlines how the cycle of inequality perpetuates from generation to generation in three different spheres: family, school, and neighborhoods.

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Another Catastrophic Oil Spill Hits Gulf Coast, Corporate Media Completely Ignores It


The Ring of Fire

Published on May 20, 2016

Did you happen to know that there was a pretty massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico last week? Because the corporate media definitely didn’t get the memo. Nearly 90,000 gallons of oil was spilled out of a Shell oil rig. Ring of Fire’s Farron Cousins discusses this.

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Food Too “Ugly” to Sell Becomes a Feast for 5,000 People


National Geographic

Published on May 20, 2016

What do you do with 2,000 pounds of produce that’s perfectly edible but a little blemished? You could throw it out, contributing to the massive food waste problem, which results in roughly a third of the world’s food supply going to waste. Or you could collect it, chop it up, and cook it into a meal for more than 5,000 people. That’s what volunteers in Washington, D.C., did as part of the Feeding the 5000 campaign, which has held similar events around the world to draw attention to food waste.

Read more about turning “ugly” vegetables into a feast:
http://theplate.nationalgeographic.co…

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Yanis Varoufakis on EU Negotiation


The RSA

Published on May 20, 2016

Former Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis discusses what he believes will happen in the next round of negotiations between the European Union and Greece and explains what he feels is fundamentally wrong with the terms upon which those negotiations will proceed.

Watch economist Yanis Varoufakis in our latest RSA Spotlight – the edits which take you straight to the heart of the event! Loved this snippet? Watch the full replay: https://youtu.be/L5AUAIzciLE

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The Stream – Do social media giants control the future of news?

Al Jazeera English

Published on May 20, 2016

On The Stream: Do social media giants like Facebook control the future of news?

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FAO’s work on protecting, saving & restoring agricultural livelihoods


Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Published on May 20, 2016

Today, there are 795 million hungry people in the world. Food is a basic human right, yet this right is violated every day. The magnitude and impact of crises and disasters is increasing. The poorest and hungry are less able to absorb, recover and adapt. 75 % of the poorest populations rely on agriculture for their food and income. Livelihoods that depend on agriculture are on the front line of protracted crises, food chain emergencies and natural hazards and climate-related disasters. When a climate-related disaster strikes, 25 % of the total damage and losses are absorbed by the agriculture sector.

Protecting, saving & restoring agricultural livelihoods is central to FAO’s work around the world. We must take action in 4 areas: govern crises and disaster risk, early warning for early action, reduce community vulnerability, and prepare and respond. We must take action at all levels: local, national, regional, and global.
Building resilience bridges short-term humanitarian aid and long-term development interventions. Building resilience brings together risk reduction and crisis management. It must work across all sectors of agriculture: livestock, fisheries, forestry.

To achieve Zero Hunger, we need to ensure access to food, conserve natural resources, and slow the pace of climate change.

With resilient livelihoods, we can eradicate hunger, for present and future generations.

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