Gov. Murphy, state leaders convene group to find ways to improve Atlantic City
In a meeting held on Zoom Tuesday, state officials and private sector leaders kicked off a new effort to find ways to improve the future of one of the state’s most well-known cities.It was the first meeting of the Atlantic City Restart and Recovery Working Group, Gov. Phil Murphy announced. Discussions ranged from residents’ health and wellness to the city’s economic outlook and workforce development. The group is also looking to find ways on how to fully reopen the city safely as thecoronavirus pandemic continues its course.“From day one, our Administration has made Atlantic City’s revitaliza...
Has Israel already annexed the West Bank?
In many ways a de facto Israeli annexation of the Occupied Palestinian Territories has already taken place. What was meant to happen on July 1, but was postponed, is the formalisation of that Israeli annexation.Many explanations have been offered as to why Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, has decided not to move forward with his designs to extend formal Israeli sovereignty to nearly 30% of the West Bank and the Jordan Valley. Most probable among these analyses are the views of former Israeli Knesset (Parliament) speaker, Abraham Borg.Borg told the Italian newspaper, Il Fatto Quotidi...
Five easy ways to reduce your digital carbon footprint
Many people are unaware of the fact that surfing the web can contribute significantly to carbon emissions caused by the energy consumption of data centers. With a view to reducing the amount of greenhouse gases we create, here is a list of five easy ways to reduce your digital carbon footprint.1- Do not leave your computer in sleep modeSystematically turning off your computer and more generally any electronic equipment that is not in use should come at the top of any list to save energy consumed by digital devices. Even if the quantity of energy is small, the fact that it is used when a machin...
Four ways to redesign democracy for future generations
Democracy has a blind spot so enormous that almost nobody notices it – myself included. In the decade I spent as a political scientist researching democratic governance, it simply never occurred to me that we systematically disenfranchise future generations in the same way that women and slaves have been disenfranchised in the past. Yet that is the reality.They are given no rights, nor (in the vast majority of countries) are there public bodies to represent their interests or potential views on decisions that will undoubtedly affect their lives, from policies to confront the climate crisis and...
Can STEM education guarantee job security in the Middle East?
DUBAI: Advances in technology continue to redefine the ways in which we think, work, live and interact with people and our surroundings. As a result, many traditional careers are in decline, which raises important questions for young people in particular.Will the number of jobs that are rendered obsolete by the rapid pace of technological change be greater than the new opportunities and career options it creates? And, crucially, what are the key subjects to study and skills to learn to keep in step with the times and future-proof career options?According to Manal Hakim, the founder and CEO of ...
In many ways, he was the quintessential Nigerian politician – colorful, charismatic, ebullient, stubborn and not one to flee from a political fight no matter how costly it might appear to be.The late Senator Abiola Ajimobi, who died of complications arising from the COVID-19 pandemic at a private hospital in Lagos on June 25 no doubt left indelible imprints on the political terrain, both of Oyo State and Nigeria.The height of his political career was certainly his service as Oyo State governor for two terms, from 2011 to 2019.His rise in politics was not always smooth sailing as he was faced w...
Liverpool return to winning ways, West Ham pick up vital point
Newly-crowned champions Liverpool returned to winning ways on Sunday as they saw off third-bottom Aston Villa 2-0 to extend their lead to 23 points at the top of the Premier League.Sadio Mane and youngster Curtis Jones scored the goals as Liverpool bounced back from their 4-0 loss at Manchester City on Thursday.West Ham picked up another vital point in their battle for survival as they drew 2-2 at Newcastle on Sunday while Burnley and Sheffield United drew 1-1.Second-placed Manchester City were due to play at Southampton in the day's late match.Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp rested Roberto Fi...
The risks of annexation - analysis
I am a longtime US member of AIPAC who supports a safe and secure Israel. I’ve waited for Israeli leaders to listen to the growing chorus of opposition to annexation among supporters of Israel. Unfortunately, they appear poised to proceed with this blunder. I have not seen anyone provide a survey of all the different ways that annexation would court disaster and how they interrelate, so I will do so.Let’s start out with the ethical issues. It is very reasonable to insist upon a Jewish state within the Levant, given Jews’ historical ties to the land, and the inferior and often precarious previo...
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Sports fans adapt to remote ways of viewing, cheering due to virus
With popular sporting leagues holding their games behind closed doors due to the coronavirus pandemic, sports fans are finding creative ways to enjoy remote spectatorship and cheer on their favorite teams from the comfort of their homes.Japan's professional baseball and soccer leagues will allow spectators to attend games from Friday, but limits imposed on the number of attendees means it is too early for fans to rush to the stadiums just yet.Fumofumo Henshucho, a blogger who has written sports columns since 2005, sits in a hotel run by Seibu Holdings Inc. in Kawagoe, Saitama Prefecture, just ...
Free stock-trade apps: New ways for Wall Street to rip you off?
Free stock-trading smartphone apps like Robinhood, Firstrade and Stockpile are attracting a wave of new investors, and are helping to prop up US stock markets despite the headwinds of the coronavirus.Alongside such familiar software-based stocks as Amazon, Facebook and Google, their investments have boosted shares of some obscure and money-losing companies, trading records show."It's educational, it's affordable - you can buy fractions of shares for just a few dollars - and it's a good time," said Karen Hartley-Nagle, president of New Castle County Council in Delaware, who says she has recomme...