Entries for 09 October 2020

Britain’s mixed-race population blurs the lines of identity politics – The Economist

Ethnic minorities:. ……. It’s not black and white

Britain  Oct 3rd 2020 edition- The Economist

George bernard shaw, a playwright and activist, thought that the best way to bring about social equality was “to keep the entire community intermarriageable”. He was primarily concerned with relationships across the class divide but, when he visited South Africa in 1935, he caused a stir by suggesting the same idea for race. The Daily Telegraph, for one, was taken aback. “Marriages of white and black: Startling plan by Mr Shaw”, its headline read.

What was once startling is now commonplace. The number of Britons who say they have a mixed-ethnic background almost doubled between the census of 2001 and 2011, to about 1.2m, or slightly more than 2% of the overall population.        ..

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USA POLITICS: Military Medical Ethics and Dr. Conley’s Misrepresentations of the President’s Health – opinion

Brig. Gen. (Ret.) Stephen N. Xenakis, MD and Jonathan Moreno | Just Security

WHAT IS IT ABOUT THE SYMBOLIC POWER OF A LAB COAT? In 1961, the sociologist Howard Becker titled his great book about the transition from medical student to physician Boys in White. Also, around that time the psychologist Stanley Milgram found that some ordinary people were willing to impose pain on strangers at the command of a scientist in a lab coat.

The “white lab coat” symbolizes the unique role that we bestow on members of the medical profession. By standing at the platform in a white coat, the physician to the President, Dr. Sean Conley, and his colleagues leveraged the special trust and confidence that societies endow to their healers.          Continue reading →


TRAVEL – CORONAVIRUS: Is the office obsolete? Many travelers hope so – National Geographic

As the pandemic drags on, remote workers see unexpected opportunities to become digital nomads.


ARTHUR DEANE NEVER imagined that the digital nomad lifestyle—traveling the world while working remotely—was for him. As a senior manager for tech giant Google, he thought being in an office was essential for the job. But the pandemic changed that.

Four months of working from his apartment in Washington, D.C., had him going stir crazy and needing to get out. After researching places where Americans were allowed to travel and reasonable safety precautions seemed to be in place, he jetted to Aruba for a week in July.

READ MORE: https://guyaneseonline.net/2020/10/09/travel-coronavirus-is-the-office-obsolete-many-travelers-hope-so-national-geographic/


GUYANA: Gold Mining: Mercury- The toxic metal in the shadow of the gold industry

Guyana Gold routes -click to enlarge

By Stabroek News –  August 30, 2020

This story has been published as part of “Mercury”, a project led by InfoAmazonia in partnership with Stabroek News and outlets from several countries, including TV Globo (Brazil) and Armando Info (Venezuela). The entire production was supported by the Rainforest Journalism Fund of the Pulitzer Center and the IUCN National Committee of The Netherlands. To learn more, please visit: https://mercurio.infoamazonia.org/en

By Bram Ebus and GI Sutherland

It’s late in Corriverton, a small village on the western bank of the Corentyne River, the waterway that separates Guyana from Suriname. But a few local boatmen, who shuttle people and contraband across the river, ..............


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