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Wikipedia article of the day for May 21, 2018

The Wikipedia article of the day for May 21, 2018 is Augustus Owsley Stanley. Augustus Owsley Stanley (May 21, 1867 – August 12, 1958) was an American politician from the U.S. state of Kentucky. A Democrat, he served as the 38th Governor of Kentucky. From 1903 to 1915, Stanley represented Kentucky’s 2nd congressional district in the U.S. House of Representatives, where he gained a reputation as a progressive reformer. Beginning in 1904, he called for an antitrust investigation of the American Tobacco Company for driving down prices for the tobaccoRead More


SOCCER: Chelsea club owner’s visa not renewed by Britain

Abramovich bought Chelsea, a football club in west London, in 2003 [File: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images] UK ‘yet to renew visa’ of Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich AL JAZEERA – Owner of Chelsea football club did not attend Saturday’s FA Cup final in London, when his team beat Manchester United. British authorities, whose relations with Moscow have been strained, are yet to renew Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich’s visa after it expired last month, two sources familiar with the matter told Reuters news agency.Abramovich, best known in Britain as the owner of Premier LeagueRead More


UGANDA: Social media can make or break career

Some employers are using social media platforms to identify potential employees therefore, making the platforms more than social entities. FILE PHOTO In all, network with those that add value to your life and career as you also become of value to them Keep your posts decent Use good English grammar and spelling KAMPALA (DAILY MONITOR) – With the fast moving pace of social media, one does not have to keep on depositing hard copies of their Curriculum Vitae at different offices just to keep people updated of the feats theyRead More


TRUMP: DOJ to investigate Department Of Justice – No kidding!

© Jim Bourg / Reuters DOJ to launch probe into Trump campaign ‘infiltration’ by FBI RT – The Department of Justice has formally requested a review into possible abuses of the surveillance application process amid claims the FBI “infiltrated” the President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign. The news comes just hours after Trump demanded that the DOJ investigate claims that federal authorities surveilled his campaign for political purposes. Writing on Twitter, the president said he also wanted to know if any “demands or requests were made by people within the ObamaRead More


UGANDA: Call for proposals for women’s economic empowerment

UN Women Uganda: Women’s Economic Empowerment under the Leadership Empowerment Access and Protection Program in Uganda’s South Sudanese Refugee Crisis. Deadline: 18 June 2018 UN Women Uganda has announced a Call for Proposals from women-led Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) and Non-Government Organizations (NGOs) with innovative and high impact programmes on the advancement of gender equality, protection of women’s rights and the empowerment of women to facilitate UN Women’s Leadership, Empowerment, Access and Protection (LEAP) in Uganda’s Refugee Crisis Programme. The objectives of the LEAP programme are: To increase leadership andRead More


RELIGION: Pope Francis tells gay man: ‘God made you like this and loves you like this’

Pope Francis is seen as more tolerant of homosexuality than his predecessors EPA THE INDEPENDENT UK – Remarks during conversation with sex abuse victim are pontiff’s clearest acceptance of homosexuality to date. A victim of clerical sex abuse has said Pope Francis told him God made him gay and his sexuality “does not matter”.Juan Carlos Cruz spoke privately with the pontiff last week about the abuse he suffered at the hands of a prominent Chilean priest. After his sexuality came up in conversation, Francis reportedly told him: “Juan Carlos, thatRead More


BUSINESS: Algeria boosts fish farming in the Sahara desert – VIDEO

TOUGGOURT, Algeria (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – In a corner of his sprawling farm, Milouda Mohammed proudly unveiled his latest venture – a pond full of catfish that could herald a new future for farmers like him on the Sahara desert. Shrimps produced at the high-tech Shrimp Cultivation Research Center, a joint venture project between South Korea and Algeria, in Ouargla, southern Algeria, April 11, 2018. Thomson Reuters Foundation/Thin Lei Win He is hoping to earn extra income from selling fresh, farmed fish from the world’s largest and hottest desert andRead More


LEARNING ENGLISH: News literacy introduction – news through time – VIDEO

VOA LEARNING ENGLISH – Today we are at the Newseum in Washington D.C. – where the history of free expression is explained and defended. The first printing presses arrived in the United States in the mid-1600s, marking an important step in the history of America’s free press. A free press is important in democratic society. It allows citizens to speak freely and criticize the country’s leaders without fear. Some journalists have even lost their lives for that right. But, it can also lead to news that is false. Last year,Read More


INDONESIA: Ancient art of healing from island of Bali – PICTURES

NEW YORK TIMES – I Gusti Mangku Sasak, a 76-year-old Balinese healer, begins and ends each day by meditating: He focuses on his third eye, the tip of his nose, the tip of his tongue and his throat. He then goes to the rice fields, where he works with his son. When he returns home, around dusk, patients come from his village in the regency of Gianyar and beyond. He is a third-generation healer who has simple advice for well-being: “Know oneself, be in control of your food intake andRead More


RELIGION: Pope Francis names 14 new cardinals from five continents

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – Pope Francis said on Sunday he would elevate 14 churchmen from five continents to the rank of cardinal, picking candidates who work with the poor or where Catholics are in a minority and putting his stamp on the group that will elect his successor. Making the surprise announcement during his weekly Sunday address, the pope said the new cardinals came from Italy, Spain, Portugal, Poland, Iraq, Pakistan, Japan, Madagascar, Peru, Mexico and Bolivia. They will be given their traditional red hats at a ceremony known asRead More