Today’s Inspirational Quote:

Today’s Inspirational Quote:

“You build on failure. You use it as a steppingstone. Close the door on the past. You don’t try to forget the mistakes, but you don’t dwell on it. You don’t let it have any of your energy, or any of your time, or any of your space.”

— Johnny Cash

Teachers Day 2020: Inspirational quotes keep teachers highly regarded in the society

India’s traditional education system is probably one the oldest in the world. The traditional Gurukul has been a source of inspiration for many across the globe. Though India has adopted modern educational curriculum and the system of education has also modernized in smart classrooms, the respect for Guru (teachers) is still deep rooted. The strong bond of Guru-Shishya still exists in its modern form in India. Every student makes it a point to wish teachers on the Teachers’ Day. Every year, birthday of Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan is celebrated as Teachers Day on September 5. This year, Teachers Day celebrations in India are going to be a low-key primarily because of the COVID19 pandemic. Some students have come together to send a number of quotes of famous personalities to Northeast Now to show respect to the teachers on the special day. We have tried our best to compile the best quotes to pay our respect to our teachers: “If a country is to be corruption free and become a nation of beautiful minds, I strongly feel there are three key societal members who can make a difference. They are the father, the mother and the teacher,” missile scientist and former President of India, Dr APJ Abdul Kalam had said. “Let us remember: One book, one pen, one child, and one teacher can change the world,” Malala Yousafzai, the youngest Nobel Peace Prize winner, said. Famous Irish Poet William Butler Yeats, who one of the foremost figures of 20th-century literature, had said, “Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.” Anatole France, a well known French poet and novelist with several best-sellers had said, “The whole art of teaching is only the art of awakening the natural curiosity of young minds for the purpose of satisfying it afterwards.” Donald Patrick Conroy, a famous American author who wrote several acclaimed novels and memoirs, said, “There’s no word in the language I revere more than teacher. My heart sings when a kid refers to me as his teacher, and it always has. I’ve honored myself and the entire family of man by becoming a teacher.” Gibran Khalil Gibran, a well known Lebanese-American writer, poet and visual artist, always spoke highly about teachers. “You (teachers) are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth,” he had said. Sir Roger George Moore, an English actor best known for playing British secret agent James Bond, said, “Teach love, generosity, good manners and some of that will drift from the classroom to the home and who knows, the children will be educating the parents.” American poet, writer and critic Mark Van Doren had said, “The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery.” “Good teaching is more a giving of right questions than a giving of right answers,” German artist and educator Josef Albers had said.

Teachers Day 2020: Inspirational quotes keep teachers highly regarded in the society

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It’s Friday, September 4, and Portuguese youth activists are suing Europe for its role in climate change.Youth activists from Portugal filed the first-ever climate change lawsuit in the European court of human rights this week, demanding that 33 European countries take bigger steps to curb climate change. The plaintiffs allege that by failing to drastically cut emissions, governments are discriminating against young people and violating their physical and psychological well-being. The crowdfunded lawsuit, filed by four children and two young adults, is the latest of more than 1,300 climate-related lawsuits filed worldwide since 1990.This case is distinct from previous climate lawsuits due to the scale of the potential ruling. Gerry Liston, a legal officer from Global Legal Action Network, a nonprofit supporting the case, told the Guardian, “This is the most countries ever taken to a regional court in a climate change case. If we win, it will have a very significant effect throughout Europe.”Sofia Oliveira, a 15-year-old plaintiff in the case, said that climate change gives her anxiety about the future. “We have seen unbearable heat waves that cause water shortages and damage food production, and violent wildfires that give us anxiety and make us afraid to travel through our country’s forests,” Oliveira told the Guardian. “If we already see these extremes in 2020 what will the future be like?”—Alexandria HerrSmog cloudsTHE SMOGNeed-to-know basisCalifornians may need to spend Labor Day weekend indoors. dangerous heat wave is expected all weekend with forecasted high temperatures well above 100 degrees F in many areas. The heat wave will increase the risk for heat illness, as well as more fires and power outages, according to the National Weather Service.President Trump signed a legally questionable memo on Thursday that threatens to withhold federal funding from “anarchist jurisdictions” — cities that have disempowered or defunded their police departments. One potential consequence is a restriction on federal dollars for cleaning up toxic Superfund sites. The backlog of Superfund cleanup projects that have gone unfunded has already tripled under Trump.The official death toll from Hurricane Laura in Louisiana has risen by two to a total of 19 deaths. The two latest victims, who both lived in Rapides Paris, about two hours north of Lake Charles, were killed not by the storm itself but by being stranded without electricity during the severe heat wave that followed. At least four other people died from the same causes.— Emily PontecorvoMORE GRIST FOR YOUR MILL Emissions from airplanes nearly doubled in two decadesThe coronavirus pandemic is likely to be a hiccup in the aviation industry’s upward trajectory. New York’s plastic bag ban has survived the pandemic“This is one of those laws that New Yorkers will see the benefits of almost immediately.” The Boy Scouts can do better than teaming up with Trump’s EPAOnce kindred spirits, the scouting organization partnering with Trump’s EPA now makes little sense Who’s advising Joe Biden on climate? His former rivals.For the Democratic nominee, the optics of how he approaches climate action are almost as important as the climate policy his team puts forward. Wildfires are getting worse. Will forests start to burn themselves out?Scientists are racing to understand how the relationship between forests and fire is changing on a warming planet.Support Grist’s work Donate to Grist   

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1-Sentence-Summary: The Sleep Solution improves your quality of life by identifying the myths surrounding rest that keep you from getting more of it, showing you why they’re false, and teaching you how to establish proper sleep hygiene.

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The Sleep Solution Summary

How would you rate your sleep quality on a scale of 1 to 10? You might, like most people, have accepted the fact that the busyness of life is too much to let you have a good night’s rest. That constant feeling of exhaustion seems inevitable and unfixable.

But if you haven’t been prioritizing sleep, just consider that without it you’d die. And when your sleep quality is poor, your mood, weight, and general health decline. 

What’s more, those people who get more done than you don’t have some nifty productivity hack. They just get enough sleep because they know that it’s the top indicator of efficiency.

You might have tried to fix your sleep problems and are frustrated by all the advice that just doesn’t work. Well, you’re about to find the answer you’ve been looking for.

As a certified sleep specialist and neurologist, Chris Winter shows us the science of how to resolve our sleep issues in The Sleep Solution: Why Your Sleep is Broken and How to Fix It

This one will be a game-changer for your sleep and your life.

Here are 3 of the best lessons on rest that I got out of this wonderful book:

  1. If you don’t sleep well, you’re not going to be healthy.
  2. Use the principles of preparation and routine to boost your sleep hygiene.
  3. Insomnia doesn’t come from not enough sleep, it’s more about being frustrated by terrible sleep quality.

Get those blankets and pillows ready, after this you’re going to know how to solve your sleep problems! Let’s go!If you want to save this summary for later, download the free PDF and read it whenever you want.

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Lesson 1: You cannot be healthy if you don’t sleep well.

How much do you think that mankind knows about our own brains? You’d probably believe we know about all of its systems by now, right? Not really.

In 2015, two scientists working independently of each other discovered a new area called the glymphatic system that helps us get rid of waste. One of the toxins it removes is amyloid-beta, which accumulates in the brains of Alzheimer’s patients.

They found that when you’re sleeping, this toxin-removing system is 60% more active. In other words, when you miss sleep, you’re not letting your brain get rid of waste!

Additionally, when your sleep quality isn’t great, your heart suffers. Your risk of strokes, heart attacks, high blood pressure, and even heart failure all increase when you don’t get enough shuteye. 

It also can increase the number of blood clots you have, which makes you more likely to have a stroke.

Your immune system is another on the long list of bodily functions affected by rest. If you ever heard your parents say that you should get to bed so you wouldn’t get sick, they were right. 

Research from the University of California in 2015 confirms this. The study discovered that people who got only six hours of sleep after exposure to the cold virus were four times more likely to get a cold than those that got seven or more hours.

Lesson 2: To boost your sleep hygiene, prepare well and use the power of routine.

You’ve heard the phrase sleep hygiene before, but what is it? This process involves intentionally designing your environment and patterns before bedtime so your sleep can be as efficient as possible.

The first step to making this system productive is preparation. 

Knowing that light will make your sleep worse and darkness makes it better is key. When your eyes sense darkness, they signal the brain to start producing melatonin, which is the chemical that makes you sleepy.

Any amount of light, even the smallest, will disrupt this process and your sleep health. That’s why you need to get your room as dark as possible. Also, get off those devices before bed! My doctor told me, after I mentioned I was having a hard time sleeping, that he always tells people with this problem to get off their phones at night.

Also, prepare with a good mattress. My wife and I just got a Purple. Although the change was gradual, it’s massively improved the quality of our sleep.

If your bedroom and the idea of sleep in general make you feel negative, change it up! Rearrange furniture, get new curtains, or paint the walls. Make it a sleep sanctuary. 

The next step for good sleep hygiene is your routine. 

Simply make sure that you’re doing the same things at the same time each night, like when you were a kid. You might start with dimming all the lights to help with melatonin production, then read a book until you feel tired.

Whatever you do, make sure to stay consistent!

Lesson 3: Insomnia is a state of being frustrated about poor sleep quality, it doesn’t come from not getting enough sleep.

One in five people in the United States has insomnia. While it’s pretty prevalent, what’s even more common is the misconceptions about this issue.

Usually, we think of insomnia as not being able to sleep at all. But that’s not possible, for, as the author teaches, everybody sleeps some or they would die.

Instead, this condition is more about the frustration you feel around unsatisfactory sleep than not actually getting any of it.

Usually, people will get an insomnia diagnosis if they have poor sleep a minimum of twice a week for three months. But this is arbitrary. If you were grumpy about bad sleep just two times an entire month, you’d also be told you have insomnia. 

There are two parts to this condition that you need to be aware of. The first is not being able to get to sleep when you want. This can come in the form of not falling asleep at a certain time or having a hard time staying asleep during the night.

The other component is the annoyance you feel from this. Even if you only have bad sleep once a month, you have insomnia if it bothers you.

Most of the time, this condition comes from anxiety or other medical issues. To deal with it, learn about sleep and your anxiety triggers and how to deal with them.

The Sleep Solution Review

The Sleep Solution blew me away! I’ve summarized a few books on sleep but never heard some of these useful ideas before. I think this could really be the solution to sleep problems of all kinds!

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Who would I recommend The Sleep Solution summary to?

The 33-year-old who is constantly telling everyone how tired they are and how little sleep they got, the 56-year-old who thinks that insomnia running in her family means that they can’t ever get over theirs, and anyone that wants to have more energy, become more efficient, and improve their health.

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👋 Hey Failories! It’s Nico over here.

I’m sending you this email because I need your help. It won’t take you more than 1 minute (I promise) and it’ll be extremely helpful for Failory.

I’m carrying out a 3-questions survey to get to know your feedback on Failory’s #1 digital product.

The Project

Apart from publishing all the interviews and articles we already have scheduled for the following months, we want to launch some digital products (eBook, course, etc).

Dru Riley, the founder of, a freemium newsletter for entrepreneurs, is helping me create & launch these products, but we wanted you to decide their format and topics (which you can do here).

The first product we’ll launch will be something with high value and a low price (I was thinking about $1). It’ll probably be in the format of an eBook, email course, or audio, though that depends on your feedback.

Let’s Build it Together

One more time, here’s the link to the survey.

My idea is to transparently share the updates of the products within the weekly emails. It’s my first time working on a digital (paid) product and so I think it’ll be interesting to see me commit some mistakes 😉

I want to make something that helps many people within the list and has an affordable price. Being from Argentina, I know how expensive can digital products sometimes be, so I’ll be put all my efforts into making something with a great price/value relation.

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Did you know…

… that today is I Walk the Line Day? On this day in 1956, Johnny Cash hit the record charts running with I Walk the Line. Cash’s debut hit song climbed to #17 on the pop music charts. Trivia fans: For 20 years, Roy Orbison lived next door to Johnny Cash. The men were neighbors in Tennessee, and they often collaborated together.

Word of the day

KissogramKISS-ə-ɡramPart of speech: nounOrigin: Unknown
1A novelty greeting or message delivered by a person who accompanies it with a kiss, arranged as a humorous surprise for the recipient.
Examples of Kissogram in a sentence “I pretend to be embarrassed, but I love the kissogram my wife sends every year on my birthday.” “The whole office stopped and cheered when the kissogram was delivered.”

5th September – a Special day

1. International Day of Charity September

Charity Day

This day is observed to reduce poverty in all its forms and dimensions, including extreme poverty.

Content marketing opportunities:

  • Listicle idea: X Charities that are working on the most pressing issues today
  • Infographic idea: Here’s how much of the world is actually living under poverty
  • Video idea: Why do we need to rethink how we donate?
  • Podcast idea: Here’s how you can encourage your children to develop their spirit of giving

Brand campaign that worked:

This ad from Surf Excel shows the joy of charity and sharing on the occasion of Ramzan.

2. Teachers’ Day September

Teachers Day Content Marketing Ideas

This day is celebrated to mark the contribution of teachers to students and the society.

Content marketing ideas:

  • Listicle idea: Awards you can nominate your teachers for
  • Infographic idea: X Ways to thank your favorite teacher within a budget
  • Video idea: How can we make physical classrooms safe again?
  • Podcast idea: How different are online and offline classrooms?

Brand campaign that worked:

This ad by Titan shows the ‘Joy of Gifting’ to a professor and brings a modern classroom twist to the Titan tune.

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Filling a bottomless hole

For every journey, there are steps along the way.

Tasks that need to be done before you can successfully go on to the next one.

But if one of those tasks is one you can never finish, you’re stuck.

You can never read all the stuff on Twitter or catch up completely on the news or be sure that everything is alright.

Don’t make bottomless holes a checklist task. They’re a sideline, something to work on once you’ve actually done your work. Whatever work that you’ve chosen to do.

Random Phrases of the day

  1. Jaws of LifeMeaning: Usually this references a tool used by rescuers when they pry or cut open a car to save the occupant.
  2. It’s Not Brain SurgeryMeaning: A task that’s easy to accomplish, a thing lacking complexity.
  3. Tough It OutMeaning: To remain resillient even in hard times; enduring.
  4. Hard Pill to SwallowMeaning: Something that’s difficult to accept.
  5. Let Her RipMeaning: Permission to start, or it could mean ‘go faster!’

Why efficiency is dangerous and slowing down makes life better | Psyche Ideas

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Who’s advising Joe Biden on climate? His former rivals. | Grist


Who’s advising Joe Biden on climate? His former rivals.

By Zoya Teirstein on Sep 3, 2020   News on climate in the time of coronavirus Subscribe Today

Over the past several months, Joe Biden has assumed the herculean task of bringing the progressive left under his banner while maintaining the support of the more moderate liberals who form his base. As a result, he’s revisited a number of his original campaign proposals, from college debt to health care to climate.

“I was convinced that I had to move further on some things that I hadn’t focused on,” Biden told New Yorker journalist Evan Osnos in a recent interview.

During the primary contest, advocates for climate action maligned Biden’s climate platform for not being ambitious enough, despite the fact that Biden had the longest legislative environmental record of all the 2020 Democratic candidates. He was one of the first members of Congress to introduce a climate bill in 1987 and oversaw implementation of the 2009 Recovery Act, which contained $90 billion in clean energy investments.

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Today, Biden’s updated climate plan is viewed as evidence of his rapid evolution on climate, even as his campaign maintains that the vice president has remained consistent in his dedication to the issue over the years. But it’s clear his team has purposefully and publicly sought input from a fair number of high-profile climate and climate justice advocates — from former rivals to Obama administration alumni, union members, and activists who actively opposed his nomination.

“That’s part of the magic of Vice President Biden,” Stef Feldman, Biden’s policy director, told Grist in a statement. “He has an unparalleled ability to bring people together to get big things done.”

“The style of putting policy teams together is a window into how a candidate will govern,” Amanda Renteria, former national political director for Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign, told Grist. “There is no doubt that his team and especially his policy teams feel the heavy responsibility of being prepared should he win.”

Team of rivals

Tom Steyer has had a few careers in his life: hedge-fund manager, philanthropist, and an activist and leading voice in demanding President Donald Trump’s impeachment. The California billionaire was also a 2020 presidential candidate. His campaign, which ended in February, put climate action and environmental justice front and center.

At the fifth Democratic primary debate, in November 2019, he had a memorable exchange with the party’s current presidential nominee. Steyer proclaimed he was the only person on stage who would say that climate change was his No. 1 priority. Then he specifically called out Biden: “Vice President Biden won’t say it.”

“I don’t need a lecture from my friend,” Biden replied.

Turns out that Biden did end up needing something from his former rival. In July, the then-presumptive Democratic nominee announced the formation of a six-member Climate Engagement Advisory Council aimed at mobilizing climate-conscious voters. The council includes environmental justice advocates, the head of a labor union, the former director of the White House Office of Energy and Climate Change Policy, and a sitting member of Congress. Steyer, the council’s chairman, is harnessing the power of NextGen America, a progressive advocacy nonprofit he founded in 2013, to help accomplish the group’s goals, which include increasing youth turnout this fall.

“This council is really about connecting the vice president to different parts of the climate community, letting him hear from them and also letting them hear what I heard during the campaign, which is how much he knows and how much he cares,” Steyer told Grist.

Steyer isn’t the only one of the former Democratic primary candidates who is advising the Biden campaign. The former vice president is in regular contact with Senator Elizabeth Warren, of Massachusetts, who reportedly meets with Biden every 10 days to discuss a range of issues. When she dropped out of the race last March, she had more than a dozen different plans to address climate change — many of which drew significantly from ideas introduced by another former primary candidate, Washington Governor Jay Inslee.

Inslee, whose climate platform spanned more than 200 pages, was seen as the “climate candidate” early in the 2020 campaign season. Biden has been in touch with Inslee in recent months, and his campaign has heard from several of the governor’s former advisors, who started Evergreen Action, a climate policy and advocacy group that in April put out a set of recommendations for a green recovery from an economy ravaged by the COVID-19 pandemic.

“It seems like the campaign is trying to get information and advice wherever they can and [from] whoever can be most impactful,” said Jamal Raad, the co-founder and campaign director of Evergreen Action.

Show of unity

For Biden to successfully unite Democrats going into the general election, he had to win over the supporters of his most important former rival, Bernie Sanders. Sanders, who after two primary contests was the frontrunner in the race for the nomination, had put out a $16 trillion climate plan that he called “the Green New Deal.” It called for a 10-year mobilization to create 20 million jobs and move beyond the fossil fuel economy. He was endorsed by Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and had the support of many young climate activists.

When Sanders suspended his campaign in April, he promised to push “progressive ideas forward” with the Biden campaign and to have a strong say in the eventual Democratic Party platform. That’s why, in May, Varshini Prakash, the co-founder of the youth climate group the Sunrise Movement, got a call from a former Sanders campaign official asking her to join a new Biden-Sanders Unity Task Force on climate change. (It was one of six such task forces; other topics included criminal justice reform and education.)

“I was like, ‘Oh, my God, that is wild,’” Prakash told Grist about the invitation.

Sunrise Movement backed Sanders in the primary and had been critical of Biden’s climate platform. But Prakash agreed to be part of the task force, which would be co-chaired by Ocasio-Cortez and former Secretary of State John Kerry. It also included former Environmental Protection Agency head Gina McCarthy, who now leads the National Resources Defense Council, environmental justice advocate (and Grist 50 Fixer) Catherine Flowers, and Conor Lamb, a moderate Democratic congressman who won in a Republican western Pennsylvania district and is a natural gas proponent.

The nine members of the task force met once a week for two hours on Zoom to hash out the particulars of a set of ideas they would send the Biden campaign to influence its climate policy. “Every week, we’d submit different policy recommendations and then week by week we’d go through [the campaign’s edits], line edit by line edit, and assess each one,” Prakash said.

The task force disbanded in early July, after submitting a raft of policy recommendations to Biden’s team. A week later, Biden announced a more ambitious climate plan to spend $2 trillion over four years to simultaneously strengthen the economy and combat climate change. The plan aims to achieve an emissions-free electricity sector by 2035.

Biden’s timeline for reaching 100 percent clean electricity had been slashed by 15 years, from the original 2050. And he had also promised to spend more money on climate sooner — his initial pledge was to spend $1.7 trillion over 10 years — and ensure that 40 percent of that money goes to disadvantaged communities.

“For me, going into the task force, the goal was never to walk out with Bernie Sanders’ Green New Deal in hand,” Prakash said. “But we were able to make some pretty significant strides forward.”

A question of optics

Despite the former EPA administrators, Congressional representatives, and high-profile activists — not to mention a former secretary of state — involved in both the Climate Engagement Advisory Council and unity task force, campaign insiders say those groups have operated independently from the team that’s actually writing Biden’s climate policy. In fact, the committees’ existence might have been more for the public and the climate left than for Biden himself. That’s because, for the Democratic nominee, the optics of how he approaches climate action are almost as important as the climate policy his team puts forward.

“Coalition building and party unity is paramount,” Renteria, Clinton’s former national political director, said. She noted that “policy is rarely the key driver to winning a Presidential campaign.”

Behind the scenes, a different group, many of its members actual campaign staff, works on putting out concrete policy proposals, like Biden’s updated $2 trillion climate plan, which was in the works even before the climate unity task force was formed, according to a campaign official. The Biden campaign confirmed five names to Grist (whose identities were recently reported to be influential climate advisers by E&E News). The list includes Feldman, who, according to E&E News, worked on climate issues with Biden during the Obama administration; Cristóbal Alex, a senior campaign adviser that E&E reported is a former board member of the environmental advocacy group League of Conservation Voters; and senior advisor Symone Sanders, who worked for Bernie Sanders’ 2016 presidential campaign.

Prakash knows she’s not a campaign insider. After all, it was Sanders, not Biden, who gave her a seat at the table. But she doesn’t regret joining the unity task force. “I don’t deny that there was probably a strong part of the task force that was about this narrative of unity,” Prakash said. “I think there were parts of it that legitimately impacted Biden’s policy.”

Regardless of who Biden’s campaign puts on various committees, Prakash says there’s no guarantee that the nominee will follow through on all of the things he’s pledged to do thus far, if he wins the presidency.

“We can’t bank on Joe Biden doing anything,” she said. “It is essential that the climate movement continues to build and wield power mightily and consistently work to put pressure on people like Joe Biden.”

United States: Ex-Ohio House speaker pleads not guilty to bribery scheme

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United States: Ex-Ohio House speaker pleads not guilty to bribery scheme
Sep 04, 2020 06:00 pm
The former speaker of the Ohio House pleaded not guilty Thursday to a federal corruption charge tied to an alleged $60 million bribery scheme. Republican Rep. Larry Householder and four others are accused of shepherding $60 million in energy company money for personal and political use, in exchange for passing
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United States: US Sanctions Companies for Allegedly Supporting Iranian Petrochemical Company
Sep 04, 2020 05:30 pm
The United States has sanctioned several companies for allegedly allowing the shipment and sale of Iranian petrochemicals. Six companies headquartered in Iran, China and the United Arab Emirates were sanctioned for supporting Triliance Petrochemical Co., Ltd., a Hong Kong-based dealer with operations in Iran, China, the UAE and Germany, the
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Portugal: Government approves anti-corruption strategy on eve of hacker’s trial
Sep 04, 2020 05:00 pm
Portugal’s government on Thursday approved for public discussion its National Strategy to Combat Corruption for the period 2020-2024, which it said identifies priorities and proposes measures to reduce the phenomenon in the country. “This strategy, which resulted from the reflection of the working group set up for this purpose, identifies
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United States: SEC Probes Chinese Education Firm Amid Tighter U.S. Scrutiny
Sep 04, 2020 04:30 pm
Beijing-based education company GSX Techedu Inc. said it is being investigated by the Securities and Exchange Commission, the latest case as U.S.-listed Chinese companies face greater scrutiny on accounting issues amid rising tensions between the two countries. The SEC’s Division of Enforcement contacted the company asking it to produce financial
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Bulgaria: Riot police and protesters clash in Bulgaria as corruption crisis deepens
Sep 04, 2020 04:00 pm
Riot police and protesters clashed on Wednesday in a significant escalation of street demonstrations against Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov that have been running for almost two months. Thousands of people packed the centre of Sofia in what is being dubbed a “grand national uprising” to demand the resignation of
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Angola: Ex-first daughter of Angola Neto says no wrongdoing by husband in Swiss corruption probe
Sep 04, 2020 03:30 pm
The former first-daughter of Angola Irene Neto has denied any wrongdoing by her husband, a top figure in the oil industry who is the focus of a Swiss money-laundering probe and subject to one of the largest personal asset freezes in Swiss history. Prosecutors say Carlos Manuel de São Vicente’s
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Tate Museums Terminate Relationship with Dealer Anthony d’Offay –

Dealer Anthony d'Offay in front of

The Tate museum network in England said it has cut ties with Anthony d’Offay, a dealer who was accused of sexual harassment by multiple women in 2018. The museum network has faced pushback from the British art community over the past year after it quietly resumed contact with d’Offay following a brief period in which Tate said it would not work with d’Offay.

“Tate and Anthony d’Offay have agreed to end their relationship,” Tate and d’Offay said in a statement released on Friday. Tate also said it would return works that were on loan from d’Offay and a company registered in his name.

A 2018 Observer report first revealed the allegations of sexual harassment. The accusations came from several women—all of whom were not named in the report—who had worked with d’Offay; two had been employed by his London gallery, which closed in 2001. The women described alleged instances of groping, forced kissing, and inappropriate workplace behavior. The report also revealed that Metropolitan Police were investigating d’Offay for sending malicious messages.

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“I am appalled these allegations are being levelled against me and I categorically deny the claims being made,” d’Offay said at the time. A spokesperson for the dealer later denied knowledge of an ongoing police investigation into him.

D’Offay’s relationship with Tate began in 2008, seven years after he shuttered his gallery. Tate and the National Galleries of Scotland purchased 725 artworks from his collection of modern and contemporary art for a reduced price of £26.5 million. That trove of works has been exhibited as part of the museums’ “Artist Rooms” series, which is dedicated to solo presentations.

After the allegations against d’Offay emerged, Tate and the National Galleries of Scotland severed their relationship with the dealer and said he was no longer an ex-officio curator of the “Artist Rooms” collection. In 2019, the two museums resumed their working relationship with d’Offay; when asked by reporters about the police investigation later that year, the museums said they were unaware that it was being conducted.

ARTnews has contacted the Metropolitan Police to request further information about the investigation.

The public outcry over the museum’s resumed ties with d’Offay has been fierce in the British art world. An open letter by artist Jane Lawson, the collective Girlforum, and others began circulating widely in 2019, and the museums have faced calls from activists, artists, curators, and more ever since to terminate their relationship with d’Offay.

A frequent point of contention for activists was that d’Offay’s name was listed in Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall. Tate said it would remove all signage referring to d’Offay in Friday’s statement. The “Artist Rooms” collection “will not be affected by these changes,” Tate said.