Hillel's Tech Corner: Because it’s about time
I just finished having lunch with an old friend, and just like every other meeting, the question came up, “So what do you think will happen? Will we go back to normal or is this the new normal?” Don’t deny it, you’ve had that conversation at least once.The consensus seems to be that remote work, or more accurately, remote everything, is now a thing and will remain a thing indefinitely. This begs the question: What about healthcare?I mean, imagine the day after COVID. Will we still be expected to wait for an available slot, make an appointment, go to the doctor’s office, wait in line, and hope ...
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The King’s Man: Blinken’s Appointment Reassures Israel that Little Will Change under Biden
Right-wing Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, has nothing to worry about as the man who will directly handle America’s foreign policy in the Middle East is a loyal friend of Israel. Crisis averted.President-elect, Joe Biden’s appointment of Antony J. Blinken as his Secretary of State was a master stroke, according to the Biden Administration. Blinken is a State Department veteran, a strong believer in a US-led Western alliance and a true friend of Israel.The immediate message that Biden wished to communicate through this particular appointment – and also the appointment of Jake Sulliv...
The Palestine Chronicle
UAE’s media buyers find it’s no longer the industry they grew up in
In recent weeks, a friend of mine missed out on few media buying opportunities. Not because he lacked the skill or the contacts - it was simply that another buyer had undercut the price he had offered to his clients.And in that one instance, the price slashing happened from the side of the ad space sellers. This set me thinking on whether traditional media buying is on its way out.It is a fact that media buyers need to demonstrate value-for-money buys for each ad buy that rolls out. The trust and relationships built over the ages have become causalities in the race to get a better bang for the...
Lonely no more: Kaavan the elephant makes new friend
ODDAR MEANCHEY, Cambodia: It was his first contact with another elephant in eight years.Reaching out with his trunk, Kaavan tentatively greeted a fellow inhabitant of the Cambodian sanctuary where he is beginning his new life after being rescued from grim conditions in a Pakistani zoo.The 36-year-old bull elephant — dubbed the “world’s loneliest” — was the sole Asian elephant at Islamabad’s dilapidated zoo. Animal rights groups launched a campaign to save him from the substandard conditions there, boosted by spirited social media support from US actress and musician Cher.He arrived in Cambodia...
The Bangkok Post
Laverne Cox ‘In Shock’ After Transphobic Attack In Los Angeles
Laverne Cox revealed that she was “in shock” after she and a friend experienced a transphobic attack in Los Angeles on Saturday.The Orange Is The New Black actress went live on Instagram on Sunday to recount the incident. She said that a man came up to her and her friend while they were on a socially distanced hike in Griffith Park. The man “very aggressively asks for the time,” she said, and her friend stopped to tell him, even though, she explained, that the New Yorker in her made her keep walking.“Then the guy who had asked for the time asks my friend ‘Guy or girl?’” Cox, 49, said. “My frie...
Person to Person: Caregiving is a delicate balancing act
Are you juggling work and taking care of your elderly parents? Maybe on top of this, you’re also raising kids or dealing with a spouse who is ill.Your mind is on other people’s needs 24 hours a day.In the midst of this stress, you’d like to take care of yourself. But, the problem is there’s no time for your own needs. As a caregiver, you’re suffering from personal neglect.A friend of ours described it this way: “While I’m figuring out if mom needs groceries, I’ll be trying to plan a sales meeting. At the same time, my brain is telling me my spouse has a doctor’s appointment this week. He is a ...
Tribune News Service
Blinken pick shows Israel that little will change under Biden
Right-wing Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has nothing to worry about, as the man who will handle America’s foreign policy during Joe Biden’s presidency is a loyal friend of Israel. Crisis averted.President-elect Biden’s nomination of Antony Blinken as his secretary of state was a masterstroke, according to the Biden campaign. Blinken is a State Department veteran, a strong believer in a US-led Western alliance and a true friend of Israel. The immediate message that Biden wished to communicate through this particular pick — and also the naming of Jake Sullivan as the US’ next nationa...
The problem with Boris trying to 'save Christmas'
Around 9pm on July 30th, my friend turned from scrolling on her phone and said, "Manchester is going into lockdown at midnight!"This was so out of the blue, that it took me a few moments to realise she wasn't joking. The government had never (and hasn't again since) issued a lockdown with so little warning. It was now illegal to gather in each other's houses or even gardens in the north west of England. It was the night before Eid-al-Adha, and many families, including my own, were now unable to meet for the holiday.It is hard to describe the feelings of many Muslims across the north west that ...
Ivanka Trump’s Former Best Friend, Lysandra Ohrstrom, Says President Compared Teenage Classmates To Supermodels
Former childhood best friend of Ivanka Trump, Lysandra Ohrstrom, has revealed that Donald Trump made inappropriate comments about her weight during her childhood. The president reportedly even went so far as to compare her and others teenage classmates’ bodies to those of supermodels.In a recent Vanity Fair feature, Ohrstrom said she had at one time been Ivanka’s closest friend, with the two first meeting in private school. But her relationship with the Trump family soured due to apparent long-time grudges. Ohrstrom said Donald once asked her if Ivanka was “was the prettiest or the most popula...
Trump is a good friend of Israel. We'll see about Biden
By Steve KramerKFAR SABA, Israel — In the recent election, American-Israelis voted 70%-30% for President Trump, the converse of how American Jews voted. That tells you Israelis value the president’s accomplishments abroad, feats which are not high priority for most Jews in the US. Under Trump, the US moved its embassy to Jerusalem, quit the Iran nuclear deal, recognized Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights, declared that Israeli “settlements” beyond the 1949 Armistice lines are not illegal, endorsed, in principle, an Israeli annexation of up to 30% of the West Bank, and brokered normaliz...
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