FG to adopt a National Policy on Inclusive Volunteerism – Mustapha
In the wake of current economic challenges, the Federal government on Friday said it would soon adopt a National Policy on Inclusive Volunteerism which clearly sets out a framework by coordination and implementation, across the country, urging Nigerians to dust up their inherent spirit of volunteerism, which has always been the way of life of the people known for being their brother’s keepers. Secretary to the Government of the Federation SGF, Boss Mustapha while speaking on the International Volunteer Day (IVD), celebrated every 5th of December, said the Buhari administration is working “to e...
‘Leveraging Technology to Drive Economic Revival’, highlight at Virtual Sri Lanka Economic Summit | Daily FT
In the wake of COVID-19, digital technologies have evolved and are being embraced by economies to promote new ways of doing business and increase productivity.The influence of technology on traditional working methods and its wide scope of opportunities receives a key focus at this year’s upcoming Sri Lanka Economic Summit (SLES), under the timely topic of ‘Leveraging Technology to Drive Economic Revival’. The session which will be the last session on Day 1 will aim to discuss on how we can use digital solutions to drive Sri Lanka’s recovery in cross cutting markets and industries, how policy ...
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Some have described the calamitous flooding that hit the Cagayan Valley in the wake of Typhoon Ulysses as a once-in-a-century event. Not so. It could very well be an annual occurrence.It is easy to politicize this calamity. A few shallow students from an exclusive university, for instance, are calling for a strike to protest government’s handling of the flooding.It is easy to assign blame. One television network for instance made the grossly erroneous claim that the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) is responsible for releasing water from the Magat Dam. The National Irrigatio...
Thousands of Armenian civilians flee their homes in wake of Nagorno-Karabakh truce
Around 100,000 Armenian civilians have fled their villages, homes and even their loved ones in the wake of a Moscow-backed truce that called for Armenia to hand over control of some areas it holds around the Nagorno-Karabakh region. FRANCE 24's Luke Shrago filed this report.Some refugees have found their way to makeshift centres where volunteers and aid workers offer support.“They had to leave everything behind in the disaster,” said one woman who offered assistance. “They need everything – food, hygiene kits, even clothes – because winter’s on the way.”Many are still searching for missing fam...
Solidarity among Hondurans in wake of Hurricane Eta
Screenshot of the YouTube video of Noticias Telemundo of Honduran images, November 5, 2020When Hurricane Eta ravaged Central America, it hit an already severely battered region. What had sprung as a Category 4 hurricane soon turned into a tropical storm and as of November 9, 235 people have been reported dead due to floods, mudslides, and crumbling houses. The numbers, however, are being updated every day.In Honduras, 1.6 million people have been affected and thousands are in need of shelters. On the ground, people are feeling a “combination of anguish, indignation, and solidarity”, according ...
Actor Johnny Depp resigns from Fantastic Beasts franchise
Actor Johnny Depp has resigned from the Fantastic Beasts films in the wake of a British court ruling against him in a libel case, the PA newswire reported on Friday.Depp wrote on Instagram that he had been asked to resign from the popular franchise set in the wizarding world created by Harry Potter author JK Rowling. He played the evil wizard Grindelwald in the first instalments of the franchise.The actor had sued News Group Newspapers, publishers of tabloid The Sun, because of a 2018 story which called him a "wife beater." A London High Court concluded in its recent ruling that Depp had assau...
Refreshing your feed isn't always helpful. Here's how to use social media better in wake of election
No matter what side of the aisle you’re on, this is a hard, news-filled week for American voters.And, like at the beginning of the pandemic, many of us are glued to social media, hoping to find any kind of update. In fact, according to Forbes, about 72% of Americans who are of voting age actively use social media — and that’s a lot of folks with bated breath.But constantly refreshing your feed isn’t always helpful — especially in tense, fraught times like this. So how should you think about using social media right now? Here are some ways to do it better:With so many of us isolated in our home...
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CRICKET-TOUR-Powell looking to cement spot in wake of poor CPL
Rovman Powell says he has put his disappointing Caribbean Premier League campaign behind him and is firmly focussed on scoring heavily against New Zealand and cementing his place in the West Indies side.The attacking right-hander scraped 106 runs from 10 innings for Jamaica Tallawahs last September but still managed to maintain his place in the 14-man squad for the three-match Twenty20 series from November 27-30 in Auckland and Mount Maunganui.“It’s an important tour not just for the West Indies team but also for me,” said the 27-year-old.West Indies all-rounder Rovman Powell listens intently ...
Italy FM proposes EU adopt US-style 'Patriot Act' after Vienna attack
Italy's foreign minister on Tuesday said the European Union should consider a US-style Patriot Act to boost anti-terrorism efforts, in the wake of attacks in Vienna and Nice.In a statement posted on social media, Luigi Di Maio said both the EU and Italy must raise their security levels, called for tighter controls on mosques in his country, and for action on illegal migration.But he said it was also time "to start to think about something bigger and that concerns the whole of the EU – a Patriot Act on the American model, for example, because today we are all children of the same European peopl...
Claiming land, claiming home, claiming justice | Daily FT
In October 1990, 75,000-80,000 Muslims were evicted from their northern homeland in the wake of increasing hostilities and armed conflict in the north and east; return and resettlement has not been easy for any communityOne day, on a day after tomorrow,I too will return to my landwith mine and my own, and all around me,to give life to a lovely spreading tree,touching the skies,growing from the root, still breathing.On that day, yourbrothers, and sisters, little then,now grown, will have madea new place in a new time.Will they embrace us in a warm welcomeor turn away? Or, will they merely turn ...
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