Day: August 21, 2016

Boy Genius 12 going to Cornell U.

A boy genius from Texas has conquered high school at the age of 12 and is off to Cornell University this fall. If Jeremy Shuler of Lubbock obtains a degree in the next four years, he may be the youngest person ever to graduate from the university in Ithaca, N.Y. […]

Work until 69?

Source: The Local Economy Minister and Vice-Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel was swift to condemn it, saying: “A factory worker, a shop assistant, a nurse, a care-giver would find this idea nuts. So do I.” The offending idea is a passage in this month’s Bundesbank report, which noted that “the currently satisfactory […]

Syria: Forced Disappearances

Source: Aljazeera By Mohsin Ali More than 65,000 have vanished in Syria since 2011, according to The Syrian Network for Human Rights. They are victims of Forced (or Enforced) Disappearance – when a person is abducted, arrested or detained by the state or agents acting for the state, who then deny […]