Great decision in an era where dictators and toddler-dictator-wannabes call all criticism FAKE NEWS.
Time magazine’s 2018 Person of the Year title goes to the “guardians and the war on truth.”
The honour has been given to four journalists and a newspaper that Time says “are representatives of a broader fight by countless others around the world. …
The “guardians” are:
- Jamal Khashoggi, the prominent Saudi journalist who was killed in that country’s consulate in Istanbul on Oct. 2.
- The Capital Gazette in Annapolis, Md., where five people were shot and killed at the newspaper’s offices in June.
- Maria Ressa, a detained Philippine journalist who is head of independent news website Rappler.
- Reuters journalists Wa Lone, 32, and Kyaw Soe Oo, 28, who have been jailed in Myanmar for nearly a year.
CBC – Time names killed, jailed journalists as 2018 Person of the Year
With so many hateful, intolerant so-called Christians in the news … on this day we should be reminded of the real message of Christ.
Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube. #LIGHTtheWORLD
Give back and light the world this Christmas season. #LightTheWorld
Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube. Wonderful idea.
What will the most popular news sources of the future look like?
I’m hopeful for the soon to be launched Wikitribune.
People today mostly get their news from TV (not bad) and social media (terrible).
My favourite news source right now is Axios, just 6 months old.
Axios covers 7 areas: politics, tech, media trends, health, science, energy, and future of work (AI, robotics, etc.).
They want to deliver the cleanest, smartest, most efficient and trust-worthy experience for readers and advertisers alike.
It was founded by Mike Allen, former chief political reporter for Politico. I like Politico too, founded in 2007. And Jim VandeHei.
John F. Harris and Jim VandeHei left The Washington Post to become The Politico‘s editor-in-chief and executive editor, respectively.
So … Washington Post begat Politico begat Axios.
If interested, start by signing up for any of the Axios email newsletters.
What3words (stylizedwhat3words) is a geocoding system for the simple communication of locations with a resolution of 3 m.
what3words encodes geographic coordinates into 3 dictionary words (for example, the Statue of Liberty is located at planet.inches.most).
Click PLAY or see how it works on Vimeo.
Mongolia officially adopted the new address system. Click PLAY or watch it on Vimeo.
Let’s say you have to flee your country.
Where would you go?
You’d cross the border hoping to return to your home, family and friends as soon as possible.
To a clean, safe refugee camp.
Former soldier and UN observer Neale Sutton and businessman Andrew Hamilton’s self-designed “Humanihut” was last week plucked from relative obscurity to be on the Disrupt 100 list, an index of the most promising start-ups around the world. …
After securing a $50,000 grant from the South Australian government, the pair then engaged Adelaide company Applidyne to create “proof of concept” drawings based on their specifications.
The final product is a robust family-sized hut that can be set up in five minutes, with a village of 2400 huts designed to be set up in three days, inclusive of power, water and sewage. Their calculations show that one shipping container can hold 16 Humanihuts.
“When you unpack the 16 huts, the shipping container is then reconfigured to be the shower, washing and cleaning facilities for those people living in those 16 huts. We bring our own water treatment plant that can reuse 85 per cent of the “black water” for showers and toilets,” said Sutton. …
South Australian entrepreneurs seek to improve refugee lives with Humanihut
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The Humanihut Shelter System is an inexpensive, innovative and robust shelter system for people at their time of greatest need.
Clean water is the world’s immediate need. Education of girls and women the long term priority.
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The research paper.
via Hashem Al-Ghaili