Daily Archives: August 27, 2022

Latest Theme Park News From Disney, Universal Studios, and More

Screenshot: Disney Parks Halloween is in full swing at Walt Disney World with entertainment, parties, and treats galore. Meanwhile, Universal Studios Orlando is gearing up for Horror Nights opening next week as merch begins popping up. On the West Coast, summer hangs tight at Universal Studios Hollywood, the Disneyland Resort, and beyond. Even so, the […]

Morocco recalls Tunisia ambassador over Western Sahara | Politics News

People protesting in Spain over its changed position on Western Sahara

The row opens a new front in a series of disputes over Western Sahara that has already dragged in Spain and Germany. Morocco has recalled its ambassador in Tunis for consultations and cancelled its participation in a pan-African investment conference, after Tunisia’s president hosted the head of the Polisario movement, which wants independence for Western […]

Devastating crisis for children, a ‘cautionary tale’ for South Asia — Global Issues

George Laryea-Adjei, Regional Director for South Asia (right) visits the home of a family in Watawala, Sri Lanka.

The alert from the UN Children’s Fund, comes as Sri Lanka continues to suffer its worst financial slump since independence in 1948.  Mr. Laryea-Adjei reports that, “families are skipping regular meals as staple foods become unaffordable. Children are going to bed hungry, unsure of where their next meal will come from.” “As the economic crisis […]

Chinese youth opt out of the rat race in search of personal peace | News

Chinese graduates in gowns and hats

“Do you wanna see how it begins?” asks 21-year-old Ying Feng before turning on her camera to show the green hills above the Chinese city of Xiamen. Stretching all the way to the coast, the city’s skyscrapers rise like trunks of steel and concrete above the green surroundings. A breeze catches Ying Feng’s black hair […]

Failed Businesses and Tech Bros Keep Trying Crypto Comebacks

Is shoving your head directly into your computer what they mean when they say “the metaverse”?Photo: Kaspars Grinvalds (Shutterstock) Those of us who’ve been paying attention to new blockchain projects over this past year have noticed a strange trend. Failed or failing individuals or businesses are trying to reform their images, and it has everything […]

Greater Horn of Africa drought forecast to continue for fifth year — Global Issues

Communities are losing their livestock due to drought in South Omo, Ethiopia.

The forecast for October to December, issued at the Greater Horn of Africa Seasonal Climate Outlook Forum, shows high chances of drier than average conditions across most parts of the region, which will further worsen the crisis for millions of people.  “It pains me to be the bearer of bad news,” said Guleid Artan, Director of […]