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The Future Is To The Moon, Literally

30 APRIL 2020


SpaceX Wins Large NASA Contract for Starship Moon Missions

NASA announced today that it has awarded three massive contracts to develop lunar landing systems in an effort to return American astronauts to the Moon’s surface as soon as 2024. Of the three contracts, SpaceX received a $135 million contract to further develop the Super Heavy rocket-powered Starship which could one-day ferry passengers to the Moon and beyond.



ONELA Offers Free Coronavirus Test to Every Resident


TWOThe White House Is Trying to Shut Down NASA’s Last Mars Rover


THREEChinese Kids Are Wearing Adorable Social-Distancing Hats at School


FOURNew Research: Ending Lockdown Would Hurt the Economy Even More



Fauci: This COVID Drug Might Actually Work

Earlier this month, leaked information obtained by STAT showed that researchers were hopeful about the effectiveness of the antiviral drug Remdesivir as a potentially life-saving drug treatment for COVID-19 patients. Yesterday White House health advisor Anthony Fauci remarked that early trials of Remdesivir as a COVID-19 treatment showed “quite good news.”



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1. International Labor Day – 1st May

1. International Labor Day – 1st May

This day is celebrated across the globe to honor the contributions of those belonging to the working class.

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  • Video idea: How can we bridge the wage gap?
  • Podcast idea: Is it time to review the 8-hour workday and change the way we work?

Brand campaign that worked:

This ad by Urban explores Labor Day and the concept of equality through a discussion between a mother and a child, and drives home the message that equality has no meaning unless it’s put into practice.

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Revealing leaders’ blind spots

There is very little overlap between the management areas leaders think they need to improve and the weaknesses identified by those they lead. Reconciling these differences will improve leaders and their organizations.

by Joan Shafer, Adam Bryant, and David Reimer

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The fear of disruption can be more damaging than actual disruption

Resist the urge to react too hastily to major change — or to use it as an excuse not to take action. Focus instead on making the fundamental strategic choices necessary to strengthen your business.

by Paul Leinwand and Cesare Mainardi

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The Simplicity Principle and why six is the perfect number for better management

“Keep it simple” and “learn from nature” are positive mantras to live and work by.

by Julia Hobsbawm


Five perspectives on succeeding in uncertainty

CEOs share their insights on how to manage in uncertain times.

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PwC’s COVID-19 CFO Pulse Survey

Finance leaders from 24 countries or territories respond to the latest developments of COVID-19.

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How to help employees learn new skills amid a crisis

Companies can work to overcome the obstacles that stand in the way of employee learning.

by Kelly Palmer and Aaron Hurst

How to respond when a crisis becomes the new normal

As the world comes to grips with the effects of COVID-19, businesses can focus on six areas in order to help both their people and their bottom line.

by Melanie Butler and Kristin Rivera

Seven key actions business can take to mitigate the effects of COVID-19

In the face of a global crisis, well-prepared businesses can help protect their workers and their bottom lines.

by Melanie Butler and Kristin Rivera


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Famous Birthdays in May

27. Birthdays

Birthdays Content Marketing Opportunities

Anushka Sharma – 1st May

Satyajit Ray – 2nd May

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson – 2nd May

Aruna Irani – 3rd May

Henry Cavill – 5th May

Adele – 5th May

Motilal Nehru – 6th May

George Clooney – 6th May

Enrique Iglesias – 8th May

Prakriti Kakar – 8th May

Rosario Dawson – 9th May

Domhnall Gleeson – 12th May

G Balakrishnan – 12th May

Sunny Leone – 13th May

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar – 13th May

Robert Pattinson – 13th May

Stevie Wonder – 13th May

Lillette Dubey– 13th May

Waheeda Rahman – 14th May

George Lucas – 14th May

Madhuri Dixit – 15th May

Pierce Brosnan – 16th May

Craig Ferguson – 17th May

Tina Fey – 18th May

Ali Zafar – 18th May

Manushi Chillar – 18th May

Nawazuddin Siddique – 19th May

Ruskin Bond – 19th May

Sam Smith – 19th May

Timothy Olyphant – 20th May

Aditya Chopra – 21st May

Naomi Campbell – 22nd May

Bob Dylan – 24th May

Rajesh Roshan – 24th May

Kunal Khemu – 25th May

Karan Johar – 25th  May

Ian McKellen – 25th  May

Cillian Murphy – 25th  May

Helena Bonham Carter – 26th May

Pankaj Kapoor – 29th  May

Paresh Rawal – 30th May

Clint Eastwood – 31st May

Vir Das – 31st May

Sobitha Dhulipala – 31st May

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  • Infographic idea: X Ruskin Bond books every child must read
  • Video idea: The evolution of Ian McKellen’s acting journey
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The global effort to develop tests, treatments, and vaccines for COVID-19 is revealing just how quickly drugs can be made when pharmaceutical companies and researchers collaborate. Now, this newly cooperative mood has some scientists thinking about how an open-source approach to the drug development process could become more permanent—and fill gaps in drug development left by the profit-oriented American pharmaceutical system.
Most ardently trying to achieve this vision of open-source medicine is Jaykumar Menon, a human rights lawyer with a penchant for solving intractable problems. He has begun to develop an open-source platform for discovering and developing treatments to some of the world’s most persistent diseases. Now, Menon and his colleagues are turning their attention to COVID-19. They plan to find a way to sustain an open-source drug discovery platform—one that will give us the best chance at preparing for the next pandemic. Read more here.


Part of speech: noun
Origin: Scottish, 1920s

A small building or area where people can sit outside.


A summer house, conservatory, or gazebo.

Examples of Sitooterie in a sentence

“The sitooterie was set up for a small afternoon party.”

“She enjoyed being able to relax and read in the sitooterie for hours.”


Part of speech: noun
Origin: Scottish, 1920s

A small building or area where people can sit outside.


A summer house, conservatory, or gazebo.

Examples of Sitooterie in a sentence

“The sitooterie was set up for a small afternoon party.”

“She enjoyed being able to relax and read in the sitooterie for hours.”

Luma Mufleh: Don’t feel sorry for refugees — believe in them | TED Talk

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We have seen advances in every aspect of our lives — except our humanity,” says Luma Mufleh, a Jordanian immigrant and Muslim of Syrian descent who founded the first accredited school for refugees in the United States. Mufleh shares stories of hope and resilience, explaining how she’s helping young people from war-torn countries navigate the difficult process of building new homes. Get inspired to make a personal difference in the lives of refugees with this powerful talk.

This talk was presented at an official TED conference, and was featured by our editors on the home page.

Danielle Citron: How deepfakes undermine truth and threaten democracy | TED Talk

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The use of deep-fake technology to manipulate video and audio for malicious purposes — whether it’s to stoke violence or defame politicians and journalists — is becoming a real threat. As these tools become more accessible and their products more realistic, how will they shape what we believe about the world? In a portentous talk, law professor Danielle Citron reveals how deep-fakes magnify our distrust — and suggests approaches to safeguarding the truth.

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Did you know…

Did you know…

… that today is Wide World of Sports Day? “Spanning the globe … to bring you the constant variety of sport, the constant variety of human competition, the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat. This is ABC’s Wide World of Sports.” A Saturday afternoon sports program began its long run on ABC-TV on this day in 1961 and became one of TV’s most popular and enduring programs. Enjoy some sports today!


Today’s Inspirational Quote:

“Sometimes you have to let go of the picture of what you thought life would be like and learn to find joy in the story you are actually living.”

— Rachel Marie Martin


Part of speech: KAN-dee-flahs
Origin: British English, mid-20th century

(British) A mass of pink or white fluffy spun sugar wrapped round a stick.


Something perceived as lacking in worth or substance.

Examples of Candyfloss in a sentence

“She was eating a cloud of candyfloss as big as her head.”

“Her classmates thought she was candyfloss, but she proved them wrong by scoring the highest grade.”