A golden egg
The shutdown from COVID-19 is not a time to be idle but to act. And for good. No one exemplifies this more than Otto Orondaam, the founder of an initiative known as Slum2School. The initiative is dedicated to breeding a new generation of Nigerians for whom poverty is not a handicap.Since 2012, he has been at it. He targeted children of the poor, especially those locked in rural and neglected parts of the country, and to avail them of the opportunity to learn and grow. It was an audacious move for a young man in a capitalist hovel like Nigeria to abandon a dream to be either a medical doctor or...
Lil Baby: 'No one told me Kanye wanted to record with me'
During a Twitter rant on Tuesday (21Jul20), Kanye confessed to being a big fan of the Georgia-based newcomer and alleged he had tried to arrange a studio hook-up.West wrote: "Lil Baby my favorite rapper but won’t do a song wit me (sic)," during what many feel was Kanye's latest bipolar episode - he also attacked his wife, Kim Kardashian, and mother-in-law Kris Jenner on Twitter.But Lil Baby insists he knew nothing of West's efforts to reach out to him until he read his tweet."Nobody told me ye was trying to get me on a song that’s f**ked up," the young rapper tweeted on Thursday.He also sent a...
No one knows what Thailand is doing right, but so far, it’s working
BANGKOK: No one knows exactly why Thailand has been spared.Is it the social distancing embedded in Thai culture — the habit of greeting others with a wai, a prayerlike motion, rather than a full embrace — that has prevented the runaway transmission of the coronavirus here?Did Thailand’s early adoption of face masks, combined with a robust health care system, blunt the virus’s impact? Was it the outdoor lifestyle of many Thais or their relatively low rates of pre-existing conditions?Is there a genetic component in which the immune systems of Thais and others in the Mekong River region are more ...
No one left behind
In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, one of the most difficult challenges facing us as a nation is how to resume the education of our children and youth when gathering them in their classrooms remains very risky. The Department of Education (DepEd) is planning on the use of online platforms, blended learning, and televisions and radios. But serious questions hound the feasibility and effectiveness of these delivery modes for learning. How ready are we to implement these modes of delivery? How ready is the DepEd with the substance and content for online, television, or radio-transmitted learn...
Philippines Daily Inquirer
Teddy Roosevelt statue at NY's Museum of Natural History draws dueling protests
NEW YORK — No one is speaking softly when it comes to the controversial Teddy Roosevelt statue outside the Museum of Natural History.Scores of dueling protesters squared off Sunday to angrily spar over whether the famed statue of the Rough Rider should be removed from its perch outside the New York City museum.Anti-racism protesters say the bronze image of the former president has to go because it depicts him flanked by two subservient figures, one Black and one Native American.“(This) simply has to do with the history of the city being reconciled with the right side of history, and the abomin...
New York Daily News
Commentary: No one put a knee in his neck: A cop tortured and killed George Floyd on camera, yet it took four days to arrest him
Imagine if you killed somebody on your job, and all you got that day was fired.You go into work the next day, return the keycard you swipe every morning when you get on the elevator, pack the things from your desk, toss out whatever food you have in the pantry refrigerator and say goodbye to your co-workers before two security guards escort you out of the building.And, let’s just say this was no accidental death. You knew you were likely killing the victim, but you kept on killing him anyway. And in response, your boss calls you into an office and says, “We have to let you go.”So, you go, but ...
New York Daily News
LEADERSHIP: LESSONS ALONG THE WAY – 3
No one qualifies to feature in a future he is not willing to help create. Too many people want what is good but they are not willing to pay the necessary price to get it. They want handouts or hand-me-downs when what they need is a hand-up! They want crutches instead of platforms. So, their dreams die at the point of desire because they are not willing to deliberately be a part of its fulfilment. This category of people always wants someone else to make things happen for them so that they can have someone to blame when things go awry!At a leadership conference that I facilitated some years ago...
An Experts Guide to Money Management During Covid-19
No one could have predicted the pandemicsituation and unfortunately, it didn’t only change our daily lifestyle – but it also dealt a big blow to the economy. Many things are still uncertain, but one thing we must keep in mind: there is no room for panic. Keeping calm and analysing what options are available to you will pay off in the long term, making decisions based on emotions can leave you with bigger problems and sometimes in a lot of debt.Q1 2020 hedge fund letters, conferences and moreIt's important to do your best to stay safe, but it's also important to keep thinking ahead. Therefore, ...
Stephen Colbert Announcement Of Trump Impeachment Inquiry Gets 40-Second Audience Standing Ovation
“No one is above the law.” This is how House Speaker Nancy Pelosi finished her announcement regarding the formal impeachment inquiry against the President Donald Trump, charging him for betraying his oath of office and putting the nation’s security for his own political interests. Stephen Colbert, The Late Show With Stephen Colbert host, didn’t hesitate to […]
Pompeo: 'No one should be fooled' by Cuba constitution vote
Washington (AFP) - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday dismissed a referendum in Cuba on a new constitution that affirmed the central role of socialism, calling it stage-managed "political theater" rather than a democratic vote."No one should be fooled by this exercise, which achieves little beyond perpetuating the pretext for (the) regime's one-party dictatorship," Pompeo said in a statement."The entire process has been marked by carefully managed political theater and repression of public debate," he said.Pompeo denounced Cuba for detentions of protesters ahead of the vote, includin...