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Thursday, September 19th, 2019

 

Wikipedia’s Article of the Day September 20, 2019: Sutton Hoo Helmet (sculpture)

Sutton Hoo Helmet is a 2002 sculpture by the English artist Rick Kirby. A representation of the Anglo-Saxon helmet of the same name found in the Sutton Hoo ship-burial, it was commissioned by the National Trust to hang outside the Sutton Hoo visitor centre. Together with the centre, the sculpture was unveiled by Nobel laureate Seamus Heaney on 13 March 2002. Weighing 900 kg (2,000 lb), it is 1.8 m (5.9 ft) high, 1.2 m (3.9 ft) wide and 1.6 m (5.2 ft) deep. It is made of mild steelRead More


The Question Posed by Trump’s Phone Call

JONATHAN ERNST / REUTERS A whistle-blower complaint raises the possibility that President Trump has betrayed the duties of his office.  By David Frum, THE ATLANTIC On the 20th of July 1787, Gouverneur Morris rose inside the stiflingly hot Independence Hall, in Philadelphia, to explain why he had changed his mind and now favored including a power of impeachment in the constitutional text. Until that point, he and others had feared that an impeachment power would leave the president too dependent on Congress. He had thought that the prospect of reelectionRead More


The Question Posed by Trump’s Phone Call

JONATHAN ERNST / REUTERS A whistle-blower complaint raises the possibility that President Trump has betrayed the duties of his office.  By David Frum, THE ATLANTIC On the 20th of July 1787, Gouverneur Morris rose inside the stiflingly hot Independence Hall, in Philadelphia, to explain why he had changed his mind and now favored including a power of impeachment in the constitutional text. Until that point, he and others had feared that an impeachment power would leave the president too dependent on Congress. He had thought that the prospect of reelectionRead More


The Latest: Top Iranian officials get US visas for UN event

Exterior view of the PBS factory in Velka Bites, Czech Republic, Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019. Small engines built by Czech firm PBS Aerospace are believed to have been used in an attack last weekend that targeted the heart of Saudi Arabia’s oil industry. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek) DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (Associated Press) — The Latest on tensions in the Persian Gulf (all times local): 3:29 a.m. Iran says its president and foreign minister have received visas from the United States to attend next week’s U.N. General Assembly meeting inRead More


Canada: Higher Standards Set for Workplace Diversity

By Global Legal Monitor, LIBRARY OF CONGRESS (Sept. 19, 2019) Effective January 1, 2020, all publicly traded companies regulated by the Canada Business Corporations Act (CBCA) must provide shareholders with details regarding the companies’ corporate policies on diversity among the board of directors and among senior management. In accordance with the passing of Bill C-25, An Act to Amend the Canada Business Competition Act, the Canada Cooperatives Act, the Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act, which received assent on May 1, 2018, federally incorporated companies must provide shareholders with information about theirRead More


Uganda prepares to invite bids to restart idled copper mines

KAMPALA (Bloomberg) – Uganda said it’s preparing to invite bids to restart the idled Kilembe copper mines, after a deal with a Chinese-led group collapsed more than two years ago. Proposals will involve the government taking a stake under a production sharing agreement, the Kampala-based Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development said in a report. The ministry will shortlist and evaluate interested companies. In April, the Uganda government said 28 companies had expressed interest in revamping the mines, near the border with the Democratic Republic of Congo. Output peaked inRead More


Uganda prepares to invite bids to restart idled copper mines

KAMPALA (Bloomberg) – Uganda said it’s preparing to invite bids to restart the idled Kilembe copper mines, after a deal with a Chinese-led group collapsed more than two years ago. Proposals will involve the government taking a stake under a production sharing agreement, the Kampala-based Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development said in a report. The ministry will shortlist and evaluate interested companies. In April, the Uganda government said 28 companies had expressed interest in revamping the mines, near the border with the Democratic Republic of Congo. Output peaked inRead More


African Children Will Make Up ‘Half of World’s Poor’ by 2030 (VIDEO)

FILE – People fleeing from drought in the Lower and Middle Shabelle regions of Somalia carry their belongings as they reach a makeshift camp for displaced persons in the Daynile neighborhood on the outskirts of the capital Mogadishu, May 18, 2019. LONDON (VOA News) – African children are being left further and further behind and will make up more than half of the world’s poor by 2030, according to a new report. The stark warning comes as more than 150 world leaders prepare to attend the U.N. Sustainable Development SummitRead More


Taliban Attack on Afghanistan Intelligence Agency Compound Destroys Hospital

Damaged vehicles are seen at the site of a car bomb attack in Qalat, capital of Zabul province, Afghanistan, Sept. 19, 2019. KABUL, AFGHANISTAN (VOA News) – A car bomb attack claimed by the Taliban near a compound used by Afghanistan’s intelligence agency in Qalat, the capital of Zabul province in southern Afghanistan, left at least 15 dead and more than 90 wounded Thursday morning. A spokesman for provincial government, Gul Islam Seyal, said most of the victims, which included women and children, were patients at a nearby hospital. ProvincialRead More


TANZANIA: Arrest and Prosecute Pregnant School Girls – DED

Photo: The Citizen Tanzania (file photo). By DAILY NEWS TZ AS the government struggles to keep female students in schools, an appalling trend is unfolding in Nkasi District, Rukwa Region, where reports indicate that more than 200 girl students have dropped out of school in a period of six months as a result of teenage pregnancies. This means that at least 33 girls drop out of school each month, a situation which paints a bleak picture of the district in terms of dropout rates in the country. The Nkasi District CouncilRead More