Daily Archives: July 8, 2021

Malaysians in need urged to hang white flags outside homes

Al Jazeera English

Published on Jul 8, 2021

A social media campaign in Malaysia is encouraging people who have fallen on hard times to hang a white flag outside their homes. That is to ensure they receive community help with food and paying rent as a COVID-19 lockdown continues indefinitely. But as Al Jazeera’s Florence Looi reports from the capital, the campaign has taken another turn, with people directing their anger towards the government.

Summer Science | Day 2, part 1 | including Beauty quarks behaving badly

The Royal Society

Streamed live 103 minutes ago

Join our first full afternoon of Summer Science 2021 for exciting talks and events suitable for all ages.

Explore the Summer Science programme here: https://royalsociety.org/summer Ask your questions on https://www.sli.do/ as the scientists join us live. Use the codes below to join in!

Day 2 (afternoon) schedule:

12.30 PM – How has Hubble transformed our view of the distant Universe? (Slido: HUB704) 12.45 PM – Air pollution: can you catch a gas? (Slido: AP705) 1.00 PM – Beauty quarks behaving badly (Slido: BEA706) 1:30 PM – The rapidly changing world of neural interfaces (Would you connect your brain to the internet?) (Slido: NEU707) 1:45 PM – What a waste (The microbes that manage our waste) (slido: WAS708)

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Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam: Off-grid Ethiopians back life-changing project

Al Jazeera English

Published on Jul 8, 2021

For many Ethiopians, the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam is a source of pride. They have a stake in it, as common people have contributed millions of dollars to the mega engineering project by buying bonds. But above all, they are looking forward to change in their lives in a country where more than half the population is not connected to the grid.

Al Jazeera’s Catherine Soi reports from Mesrake, Ethiopia.

Four suspects killed and two detained following Haiti president’s assassination


Published on Jul 8, 2021

Jovenel Moise, the President of Haiti, has been assassinated in his residence by an armed group. The government says the attackers ‘spoke English and Spanish,’ and has declared a state of siege.

Yanis Varoufakis: “Biden, Johnson, Merkel: you are intentionallly killing Julian Assange’s body.”


Published on Jul 6, 2021

Message from Yanis Varoufakis on Julian Assange’s birthday, July 3, 2021. Julian Assange is the founder of Wikileaks and a member of DiEM25’s Advisory Panel.

Elliot Ackerman and Admiral James Stavridis: Imagining the Next World War

GBH Forum Network

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Published on Jul 8, 2021
Oscar Wilde once wrote, “To expect the unexpected shows a thoroughly modern intellect.” Disasters like Pearl Harbor, 9/11 and even the COVID pandemic, one could say, were failures of imagination – a failure to imagine what could happen and be prepared for it. Today we can’t dismiss any situation as out of the question, as we witness foreign interference in elections, a resurgence of xenophobia, and ransomware attacks on infrastructure.

“2034: A Novel of the Next World War” looks at the plausible and dire consequences of what could happen. Co-authors Elliot Ackerman and Admiral James Stavridis ask the reader evocative questions about how America may conduct war in the future. The book compels us to consider what warning signs we should notice, and where we might find security threats.

Imagination is a national security imperative. As such, Ackerman and Stavridis have fired a warning shot for what could happen if current and future administrations do not anticipate future challenges.

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