Month: May 2020

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Digital Agriculture Benefits Zimbabwe’s Farmers but Mobile Money is Costly — Global Issues

A communal farmer harvesting her maize crop in Seke communal lands, Zimbabwe. In recent years, Zimbabwe has witnessed a rapid growth in digital agriculture. Credit: Tonderayi Mukeredzi/IPS by Tonderayi Mukeredzi (harare) Wednesday, May 27, 2020 Inter Press Service HARARE, May 27 (IPS) – In recent years, Zimbabwe has witnessed a rapid growth in the use […]

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Stacey Abrams lost in Georgia, but she could lift Biden as his VP.

Stacey Abrams addresses supporters on election day in Georgia in November 2018, when she lost her bid to become governor. (Melina Mara / Washington Post) To the editor: I like what columnist Jonah Goldberg has to say about Joe Biden’s potential picks for vice president, yet I disagree with his assessment of former Georgia gubernatorial […]

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Telecommuting

Remote working offers employers and employees lots of opportunities – and just as many headaches

The Office Is Over (and what that means) isa collection of Post stories looking at howthe pandemic has changed the view of the workplace Big Tech was the first to execute sweeping changes to the way its employees worked. Just days after the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a global pandemic, almost all the employees […]

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Three arrests after eight million cigarettes seized

Image copyright HMRC Image caption Officers from HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) attended a property in Newry on Saturday morning along with colleagues from the PSNI Three men have been arrested and eight million suspected illicit cigarettes seized during an operation in County Armagh. Officers from HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) attended a property in […]

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Ioan Pop
Iran
Middle East
Mitchell Silber
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national security
Terrorism
The Cipher Brief

Iran and Hezbollah’s Pre-Operational Modus Operandi in the West

In part one of Iran and Hezbollah’s Pre-Operational Modus Operandi in the West, authors Mitch Silber and Ioan Pop pulled from court documents and open source reporting to shed light on ways that Iran and its proxy groups have engaged in regional escalations after the killing of Iranian General Qassem Soleimani in January, and after […]

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White House goes into lockdown amid countrywide demonstrations over the death of George Floyd 

Violent protests demanding justice for George Floyd spread across the US Friday night, with the CNN headquarters under siege in Atlanta, NYPD officers forced to fend off rioters at a police precinct in Brooklyn and the White House forced to go into lockdown as demonstrators tried to scale the walls.  Looting and fires broke out […]

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Economic Giants Are Restarting. Here’s What It Means for Climate Change.

As countries begin rolling out plans to restart their economies after the brutal shock inflicted by the coronavirus pandemic, the three biggest producers of planet-warming gases — the European Union, the United States and China — are writing scripts that push humanity in very different directions. Europe this week laid out a vision of a […]

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Shocking video shows hundreds of perfectly good Jump e-bikes being scrapped in US

Lorryloads of Uber’s distinctive red Jump electric bikes are being scrapped following the subsidiary’s sale to rival Lime. Videos posted on social media showed mountains of junked e-bikes and scooters in the US being scooped up by grabbers and dumped in containers for “recycling”. Earlier this month, Uber announced a £136 million ($170 million) deal […]

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Coronavirus Live Updates : NPR

Barber shops and other businesses will remain closed in Chicago while many stores elsewhere in Illinois reopen on Friday. Charles Rex Arbogast/AP hide caption toggle caption Charles Rex Arbogast/AP Barber shops and other businesses will remain closed in Chicago while many stores elsewhere in Illinois reopen on Friday. Charles Rex Arbogast/AP Illinois is joining many […]

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3 alleged L.A. gang members arrested in shooting of single mom

Magali Alberto, a 28-year-old single working mom, was driving home on Manchester Avenue in South L.A. after a small birthday party when she pulled up to a red light in her red Dodge Charger. That’s when “three local gang members drove up alongside her vehicle and indiscriminately fired,” said Los Angeles Police Capt. Stacy D. […]

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