STATEMENT OF THE MONETARY POLICY COMMITTEE Lesetja Kganyago, Governor of the South African Reserve Bank 23 November 2023 As we approach the end of the year, easing headline inflation and modest economic growth remain the dominant global economic trends of this past year. Output in the Euro Area is poor, while the robust growth […]
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TAKE TIME TO LISTEN TO THIS NOTEWORTHY SPEECH 23 November 2023 Mosab Hassan Yousef, eldest son of Hamas co-founder Sheikh Hassan Yousef and author of “Son of Hamas: A Gripping Account of Terror, Betrayal, Political Unthinkable Choices”, spoke out at the UN early this week against the horrors perpetrated by Hamas on Israeli civilians and […]
Socrates believed that wisdom was parallel to one’s ignorance. One’s deeds were a result of this level of intelligence and ignorance. Socrates constantly connected the ‘love of wisdom’ with the ‘art of love’. It is debatable whether he believed that humans could become wise, but he drew a clear line between wisdom and ignorance. Socrates […]
In this fascinating TED talk, historian Tiffany Watt Smith explains how the words we use to describe our emotions affect how we feel, and how they change (sometimes dramatically) in response to new cultural expectations and ideas – eg. Nostalgia, was first defined in 1688 as an illness and considered quite deadly.
In the process of looking for nectar, mosquitoes pollinate many of the flowers they visit Daniel A.H. Peach, Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Zoology, University of British Columbia Mosquitoes. Hordes of them, buzzing in your ear and biting incessantly, a maddening nuisance without equal. And not to mention the devastating health impacts caused by malaria, Zika […]
Richard Elton Walton, Postdoctoral Research Associate in Biology, Newcastle University When you settle down for bed, after the birds and bees have hushed, moths are just starting their work. You might only see them bobbing around street lights at night, but they actually spend most of their time visiting flowers, pollinating them in the […]