20191018 QATAR started air-conditioning the outdoors / Climate change
Qatar now so hot it has started air-conditioning the outdoors
Giant coolers in public areas accelerating climate crisis further by using electricity from fossil fuels
Temperatures in Qatar – one of the hottest places on Earth –
have risen so much that authorities have installed air conditioning in the open air including in streets and outdoor markets.
The country, where summer temperatures now reach up to 46C, has already started air-conditioning its football stadiums in preparation for the
World Cup in 2022 – itself delayed because of the extreme heat.
Giant coolers have also been installed along pavements and even in outdoor shopping malls so a cool breeze allows life to go on as before.
20191018 Austria Fritzl Kampusch
VIENNA: The case of an Austrian suspected of holding a Dutch family captive for nearly a decade has sparked memories of two other high-profile kidnappings in the small Alpine country.
20191020 KIDNEY Philippines
Kidney for sale: How organs can be bought via social media in the Philippines
The website obesity crisis
Let me start by saying that beautiful websites come in all sizes and page weights.
I love big websites packed with images. I love high-resolution video.
This talk isn't about any of those.
It's about mostly-text sites that, for unfathomable reasons, are growing bigger with every passing year.
Rwanda just released the first smartphone made entirely in Africa
What if you still need a phone number?
While most major sites allow authenticator apps, some are still stuck on phone numbers.
But you have an option here too: Instead of your cellphone number, give them a Google Voice number.