With huge numbers of government subsidies, grants and hastily arranged public sector contracts, mafia syndicates are well poised to enrich themselves and defraud the state. Enmeshed in business and banking, as well as politics, gangs like the Camorra have long fed off the public sector, directing fraudulent contracts to themselves, especially in construction, to reap […]
Countries and territories around the world are beginning to ease lockdown rules in order to make way for tourism to begin and Vietnam is no exception, it said Monday. “Vietnam has had one of the lowest case and death rates in the world, despite being just next door to China.”
“We are concerned about the arts,” said Laurie Baumer, executive vice president at Community Foundation. “People are shifting donations to human services, but there is a consequence. We can’t forget other nonprofits that are vital and are not getting attention with charitable dollars, such as the Boys and Girls Club, Big Brothers Big Sisters and […]
Like the rest of us, Bollywood celebrities too are dealing with the Coronavirus pandemic in their own ways. Gully Boy actor Ranveer Singh, who has been under the radar during the lockdown, opened up on how the pandemic has impacted him. While he agrees that the scenario that is unfolding is grim, he is using […]
The writer J.M. Coetzee glimpsed the “plight of existential homelessness” in Beckett’s work as a mind-body problem: “A being that thinks” is “linked somehow to an insentient carcass that it must carry around with it and be carried around in.” The paradigmatic dramatic conflict in Beckett between a compulsively chattering inner voice and a body […]
Obama spoke admiringly during his presidency of “the incredible strength and resolve” of Bush’s bullhorn speech, despite their differences over the Iraq war and other matters of policy. In the midst of a catastrophe or when looking back on it, presidents cite the words of predecessors to project continuity and grace.
“Not to be able to really get close to people, figuratively and literally, would be challenging,” Reiter said, adding that many counselors this year, specifically those in college, would be dealing with the challenge of figuring out what their academic semester plans are as many colleges remain closed.
Globally, around 450 million people suffer from mental health issues, with the World Health Organisation reporting that one in four people will be affected by a mental health condition or a neurological disorder at some point in their lives. In Australia, almost half of adults (aged 18-85 years) will experience mental illness.
Air travel has plunged to a fraction of the levels it was just months ago as the virus spread from China to countries around the globe, prompting growing alarm in the aviation industry. The International Air Transport Association last month predicted that airlines’ revenue from hauling passengers would drop $314 billion this year, meaning they […]
DURHAM, CT — For only the fifth time in its long history, the Durham Fair has been canceled. Organizers announced Thursday the “very difficult decision” to cancel the popular fair due to the new coronavirus pandemic. The Durham Fair, which was established in 1916, was canceled three times for World War II, from 1942 to […]