A hotel in New York is offering a lavish Christmas package deal with a private ice-rink, personal Nutcracker performance and even a private driver, butler, nanny and massage therapist - for £132k. … [Read more...] about You can stay at a Christmas film-themed house with gingerbread making kits and unlimited Xmas movies to watch
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And these efforts are working. Recent polling of voters shows the majority of people in America oppose drilling in the Arctic Refuge. To date, more than two dozen international financial institutions have created policies that prohibit funding drilling projects in the Arctic Refuge, including five of the six major U.S. banks. Insurance company Axa recently made public a commitment to not insure Arctic oil and gas exploration. And in August, the United Nations answered our petition and are currently investigating U.S. human rights violations. … [Read more...] about As Gwich’in, we will never stop fighting for our land
It’s hard to sum up the second season of The Politician better than that strip of paper. It is a show that’s ostensibly about politics and the people who run for office. It’s also a show that treats climate change as a subject with the same weight and significance as the online mob that comedians complain about when they’re called out for pursuing teenage girls. It’s a show about politicians that treats politics with such respect that it literally ends in a showdown using a child’s playground game, and it expects viewers to find this both gripping and hilarious. It scoffs at the naïve idea that it might actually matter what an elected official believes in. Most of all, The Politician is a show about ambition, about how the ends justify the means. In spite of that, The Politician does not care at all about the details of either the means or the ends. … [Read more...] about Can’t Triumph Over Its Own Cynicism
“A person from Banu Udhrah set a slave free after his death. This news reached the Messenger of Allah and upon this he said, “Do you have any property besides him?” He said, “No.” Upon this he said, “Who will buy (this slave) from me?” Nu’aim Ibn Abdullah bought him for eight hundred dirhams and (this amount was) brought to the Messenger of Allah who returned it to him (the owner), and then said, “Start with your own self and spend it on yourself, and if anything is left, it should be spent on your family, and if anything is left (after meeting the needs of the family) it should be spent on relatives, and if anything is left from the family, it should be spent like this, like this.” He continued, “In front of you, on your right and on your left.” [Muslim] … [Read more...] about Islamic perspective of poverty and unemployment
Hands off! What can we touch during the coronavirus outbreak? Can my dog infect me, or can I infect my dog? Experts consider the risk of pets being infected with the coronavirus to be very low. But they can't yet rule it out. The animals themselves show no symptoms, so they don't become ill. However, if they are infected, it is possible they could transmit coronaviruses via the air or via excretions (their poop). … [Read more...] about 1 Million COVID infections in Germany: What have we learned?