Decolonising Nelson
I wrote in an earlier post about Admiral Lord Nelson, who, being a Norfolkman like my Dad, did get talked about in my house growing up.And I have written a few posts about decolonisation.  Here is one about both.Nelson, English (maybe British) hero, victor over the French, standing proud on his famous column in central London.And Nelson, famous Norfolkman.Are there other viewpoints from which to view his life?Well, although he fought in battles against another European power, they were not always in European waters.   He is remembered for Trafalgar, but there was also the Battle of the Nile. &...
Source: Browsing - April 6, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Tags: decolonisation Source Type: blogs

Can Money Buy You Longevity And Health?
Better treatment options, dietary conditions and (perhaps) less stress could make the life of the rich also healthier. However, when it comes to longevity and aging, do they really have better chances? Can the upper 0.1 percent secure their health for long decades or even reverse the process of growing old? Could society somehow also benefit from the quest of the richest for longevity? Are health and longevity on the shopping list? You can have an awful lot of things with money. For a starter, you can buy ice cream or Nutella, which are synonymous to self-love, so the Beatles was only partly right in singing that you can...
Source: The Medical Futurist - November 22, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: nora Tags: Bioethics Cyborgization Future of Medicine Medical Professionals Patients Policy Makers age aging aging research blood eternal life genetics immortality Innovation life sciences longevity silicon valley stem cell Source Type: blogs

Is Defending Tax Competition Akin to "Trading with the Enemy"?
When I was younger, my left-wing friends said conservatives unfairly attacked them for being unpatriotic and anti-American simply because they disagreed on how to deal with the Soviet Union. Now the shoe is on the other foot. Last decade, a Treasury Department official accused me of being disloyal to America because I defended the fiscal sovereignty of low-tax jurisdictions. And just today, in a story in the Washington Post about the Center for Freedom and Prosperity (I’m Chairman of the Center’s Board of Directors), former Senator Carl Levin has accused me and others of “trading with the enemy” because of our work...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - June 10, 2016 Category: American Health Authors: Daniel J. Mitchell Source Type: blogs

Where Do K-1 Visa Holders Come From?
Syed Farook and Tashfeen Malik were killed last week in a gun battle with police after they committed a mass shooting in San Bernardino, California.  Malik entered the U.S. on a K-1 visa, known as the fiancé visa, accompanied by Farook.  Their attack is the first perpetrated by somebody on the K-1 visa - igniting a debate over increasing visa security.    The government issued approximately 262,162 K-1 visas from 2005 to 2013 – 3177 or 1.21 percent of the total to Pakistani citizens.  Senator Rand Paul’s (R-KY) SECURE Act identifies 34 countries as particularly terror-prone.  There were 32,363 K-1 visa, 12.34 pe...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - December 7, 2015 Category: American Health Authors: Alex Nowrasteh Source Type: blogs

Suing Governments for their Environmental Policy under International Law
Simon Lester Some folks over at Heritage have a new Issues Brief in which they argue for including an Investor State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) mechanism in the U.S.-EU trade deal being negotiated right now.  In a nutshell, ISDS lets foreign investors sue host country governments in an international tribunal when they feel certain of their rights have been infringed. I’ve been critical of ISDS.  I do see the potential that such international rules have for protecting property rights, but I worry about other aspects of the rules.  One issue is that these rules protect the rights only of foreign investors.&n...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - February 23, 2015 Category: American Health Authors: Simon Lester Source Type: blogs

Unintended Consequences: Sensors & the Rise of Ransomware
As I was surfing the news on my wifi-enabled airline flight this morning, I saw an article describing how hackers have now figured out ways to hijack mobile phones by getting control of Find My iPhone accounts and holding hostage those account owners who want control of their phones back. For all of us who have set up this feature to remotely identify where we left our iPhones, we may now realize the unintended consequences of remote tracking: tech hijackers can steal password data, remotely lock iPhones and iPads and then send messages to users saying their iPhones and iPads will be unlocked — after they send $100 to a ...
Source: Disruptive Women in Health Care - July 28, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DW Staff Tags: Consumer Health Care Health 2.0 HIT/Health Gaming Source Type: blogs

Rihanna Named New Spokeswoman For Mac’s Aids, Hiv Campaign
Related Stories Rihanna, Drake leave VMAs after-party within minutes of each other days after dinner date The Barbadian singer has been revealed as the new spokesperson for MAC’s global AIDS and HIV campaign. “Welcome to #VIVAGLAM … @ Rihanna ! Arriving January 2014″ announced MAC via Twitter on Friday, confirming that 25-year-old R’n'B star Rihanna will be fronting next year’s Viva Glam charity lipstick, taking over duties from Nicki Minaj. You will find the original content at this website http://www.nydailynews.com/life-style/rihanna-mac-aids-campaign-article-1.1507035 (Source: aids-write.org)
Source: aids-write.org - November 5, 2013 Category: HIV AIDS Authors: aidswrite Tags: current news aids news Source Type: blogs