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  • Friday news roundup August 27, 2021

    Harvard appointed a humanist as its chief chaplain and nearly 65,000 Hongkongers have already applied for Britain's BN(O) visa scheme. Here’s a snapshot of some of the news stories you might have missed.
    Harvard appointed a humanist as its chief chaplain and nearly 65,000 Hongkongers have already applied for Britain's BN(O) visa scheme. Here’s a snapshot of some of the news stories you might have missed.
  • August 26, 2021

    Data shows 2020 was by far Europe’s hottest year

    The 31st State of the Climate report noted that all five of the continent’s hottest years on record have been since 2014.
    The 31st State of the Climate report noted that all five of the continent’s hottest years on record have been since 2014.
  • August 25, 2021

    Will the Tokyo Paralympics change Japan’s attitude toward disability?

    Organizers of the Tokyo Paralympics believe the Games can change attitudes in Japan toward people with disabilities.
    Organizers of the Tokyo Paralympics believe the Games can change attitudes in Japan toward people with disabilities.
  • August 24, 2021

    Royal Opera struggles to improve gender inequality

    The study, which took into consideration 325 operas staged between 2005–2006 and 2019–2020, found that 90% of all opera productions staged at the Royal Opera credited a male director.
    The study, which took into consideration 325 operas staged between 2005–2006 and 2019–2020, found that 90% of all opera productions staged at the Royal Opera credited a male director.
  • August 23, 2021

    Female directors still paid less than their male equivalents

    The average pay for FTSE 100 female directors is just slightly more than 25% of that paid to their male counterparts.
    The average pay for FTSE 100 female directors is just slightly more than 25% of that paid to their male counterparts.
  • August 20, 2021

    Friday news roundup August 20, 2021

    UK charities warn the government's proposed asylum law changes could negatively impact Afghan refugees and DR Congo adds sign language to its official languages. Here’s a snapshot of some of the news stories you might have missed.
    UK charities warn the government's proposed asylum law changes could negatively impact Afghan refugees and DR Congo adds sign language to its official languages. Here’s a snapshot of some of the news stories you might have missed.
  • August 19, 2021

    Enhanced unemployment benefits in the US might end earlier than expected

    Officially, the federal unemployment benefits program should expire on September 6, Labor Day, but state administrative rules require that the aid must end a few days earlier.
    Officially, the federal unemployment benefits program should expire on September 6, Labor Day, but state administrative rules require that the aid must end a few days earlier.
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