WORD OF THE DAY


WORD OF THE DAY Bocce BAH-chee Part of speech: noun Origin: Italian, early 19th century 1 An Italian game similar to lawn bowling but played on a shorter, narrower green. Examples of Bocce in a sentence "Our favorite family activity is playing bocce during the summer." "The bar is small inside, but there is plenty of space to play … Continue reading WORD OF THE DAY

Did you know…… that today is Chocolate Day?


Did you know... ... that today is Chocolate Day? (What? You mean it's not every day?!) Chocolate was first introduced into Europe in 1550. The drink was a high-status beverage, as the cacao seeds were a very expensive import, but today, we can all indulge in our favorite food! 😉

COVID-19


COVID-19 ‘Life-saving’ Covid-19 drugs sold on black market (BBC) Months Into Virus Crisis, U.S. Cities Still Lack Testing Capacity (NYT, $) Virus Revives Italy’s Age-Old Shadow Safety Net: The Pawnshop (NYT, $) Global report: India becomes third worst-affected country as giant Covid-19 hospital opens (Guardian) 12 inconvenient truths about schools and kids that should be considered before reopening — … Continue reading COVID-19

Seas the Day: via PNUTs


Seas the Day (AFP Contributor via Getty Images) Two US Navy aircraft carriers, the USS Nimitz and USS Ronald Reagan, are in the South China Sea, where, according to a Navy statement, they “conducted several tactical exercises designed to maximize air defense capabilities, and extend the reach of long-range precision maritime strikes from carrier-based aircraft.” It’s … Continue reading Seas the Day: via PNUTs

Beijing Gets FaceBlocked: PNUTs Newsletter


Beijing Gets FaceBlocked In a rare public questioning of Chinese policy, Facebook announced Monday that it is temporarily suspending Beijing’s requests for user data in order to review the government’s sweeping new national security law targeting Hong Kong. The company said its assessment of the law, which has already been used to arrest people calling for Hong … Continue reading Beijing Gets FaceBlocked: PNUTs Newsletter

Seasoned Nuts Quotable via PNUTs Newsletter


“All the evidence of history suggests that man is indeed a rational animal, but with a near-infinite capacity for folly. . . . He draws blueprints for Utopia, but never quite gets it built. In the end he plugs away obstinately with the only building material really ever at hand–his own part comic, part tragic, … Continue reading Seasoned Nuts Quotable via PNUTs Newsletter

Ethical Alliance Daily News


Ethical Alliance Daily News United Kingdom: Britain’s Boohoo vows to ditch unscrupulous suppliers as shares hammered Jul 07, 2020 06:00 pm British online fashion retailer Boohoo will end relationships with any supplier found to have breached its code of conduct, it said on Monday following a media report about dire working conditions in one English … Continue reading Ethical Alliance Daily News