Daily Archives: July 17, 2020

Stratford takes theatre outdoors as Ontario enters Phase 3 of reopening

CBC News: The National

Published on Jul 17, 2020

Much of Ontario entered Phase 3 of reopening today, including the tourist-dependent cultural hub of Stratford, where people in both the theatre and restaurant industries are being forced to get creative to lure patrons back.

China’s Architectural Wonder Has Been Standing for 700 Years

Great Big Story

Published on Sep 13, 2019

The Guanyin Pavilion was built to last. And last. And last. This temple has sat atop a large reef rock in the middle of China’s Yangtze River in Ezhou for 700 years. When the water rises and covers the foundation, it looks like the structure is floating. Also known as the Goddess of Mercy Pavilion, the temple isn’t open to the public nowadays. But we’ve captured a glorious bird’s eye view of this historical treasure, holding its own against the swirling current.

‘Wrong Way For America To Be Exceptional’: Dr. Murthy On U.S. COVID-19 Failure | All I n | MSNBC


Published on Jul 17, 2020

Dr. Vivek Murthy: “This is the wrong way for America to be exceptional. We do, in fact, know how to take on pandemics. Even though this is a unique one, we have handled other outbreaks in the past.” Aired on 7/17/2020.

Facebook CEO criticizes Trump virus response during a live chat with Fauci


Published on Jul 17, 2020

During a live chat with U.S.’s top infectious disease expert Anthony Fauci on Thursday, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg slammed the Trump administration for its handling of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has taken the lives of over 138,000 people. Zuckerberg says the U.S. must do more.

Governor DeSantis gets heckled by immigrant advocacy group coordinator

Miami Herald

Published on Jul 14, 2020

United We Dream’s Florida coordinator, Thomas Kennedy, heckles Governor Ron DeSantis during his press conference regarding COVID-19. He accused both the Governor and Mayor Gimenez of incompetence for their lack of planning.

Video by Carl Juste / Miami Herald

‘You are doing nothing!’: Florida governor heckled at briefing

Washington Post

Published on Jul 13, 2020

Thomas Kennedy accused Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) of doing “nothing” to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus.

Texas Shuts Down GOP Convention


Published on Jul 14, 2020

The Texas Supreme Court shut down the state’s GOP convention amid a growing number of coronavirus cases.

Why This Longtime Republican Rejects Trump | NowThis

NowThis News

Published on Jul 17, 2020

This longtime Florida Republican can no longer stay silent: Trump makes me ‘fear for the country.’

“This Is Trump’s War”: U.S.-Backed Saudi Bombing in Yemen Continues as Coronavirus S preads

Democracy Now!

Published on Jul 17, 2020

As the coronavirus spreads in Yemen, where the population already devastated by the world’s worst humanitarian crisis faces growing hunger and aid shortages, the Saudi-led, U.S.-backed coalition continues to drop bombs in the country.

We speak to Yemeni scholar Shireen Al-Adeimi, who calls the ongoing crisis “Trump’s war.” “We’re seeing death rates that are just astronomical,” Al-Adeimi says. “The war continues, the bombing continues, the blockade is still enforced.”

Building communities around sustainable food systems: Stephen Sherwood at TEDxWageningen

TEDx Talks

Published on Aug 14, 2012

Stephen is an organic farmer and food activist based in Ecuador as well as a lecturer and research fellow with the Communication and Innovation Group at Wageningen University. Over the last 25 years, he has supported rural people’s movements throughout the Americas, seeking social change in favour of healthier, more sustainable living and being. The activity of my colleagues and I has contributed to major innovations in rural development practice, including: the introduction of farmer-led experimentation and farmer-to-farmer extension methodologies in favour of the sustainable intensification of smallholder agriculture through the successful promotion of green manures and covercrops, Integrated Pest Management, seed management, and water harvesting. Stephen have co-founded agroecology movements in Central and South America as well as a number of exciting organizations, including the global grassroots development partnership Groundswell International (www.groundswellinternational.org) and the philanthropy PeaksOverPoverty (www.peaksoverpoverty.org).