Cnn.com – June 2017 – USA |
In a recent press meeting, Trump has confirmed that he will be taking the USA out of the Paris accord, a global agreement on reducing emissions and limiting climate change.
This news has quite rightly been met by large amounts of opposition and outcry from fellow Politicians, who can clearly see the benefits on both national and international scales of adhering to the treaty.
In spite of Trump’s stupidity, a number of Mayors and Governors have confirmed they will be keeping to the treaty, and honor the goals to reduce global warming.
It will be interesting to see how this rift will affect American politics. It is clear that Trump has made a number of controversial decisions in relation the environment in his short tenure. Will this come back to bite him in the not see distant future?
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Guardian.com – May 2017 – UK and US |
Many were concerned after a complex ransomware attack was seen to be spreading around a number of important systems, including FedEx, Telefonica and the NHS.
The un-named hero saw the attacks being reported about in the news, before deciding to take action and try and decipher the code behind it. Through his efforts, he was able to find a kill switch written into the malware, incase the creator wanted to halt its spread.
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Cnn.com – America – April 2017 |
In 1967, Kathrine Switzer became the first woman to officially enter and complete the Boston marathon. Now, 50 years later, she returned to compete at the event wearing her iconic 261 bib. The number has become so important that marathon organizers retired the bib in Switzer’s honor, on completion of this year’s race.
Switzer’s initial entry to the Boston marathon was un-heard of, and controversial at the time. Although there were no specific rules stating that woman could not compete, high-performance sports were a male-dominated arena, and that was the cultural norm.
Switzer however changed this, and in the face of physical and verbal abuse, completed the marathon in four hours and twenty minutes. This led the way for woman in sport, helping more individuals engage and compete in a variety of events, at the highest levels.
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Ottawacitizen.com – Canada – April 2017 |
As the thrumming of helicopter blades come into earshot, over 3,000 families turn their heads to the skies in preparation. The mood is tense as murmurs move throughout the bustling crowds.
But this is no ordinary helicopter. Upon reaching the crowd, over 45,000 plastic eggs are dropped from the aircraft, sending well over 100,000 pieces of chocolate tumbling to the ground and kids panicking in hot-pursuit.
The event, organised by #weheartOttawa, was developed as a way of giving back to their local community and bringing families and friends together. After an unsuccessful attempt in 2016, 2017’s drop went off without a hitch, with the event now penciled in to calendars for years to come.
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