‘Buddha’s teachings can help remind us of the unity we need to meet the COVID challenge’ – UN Chief

Opening remarks by António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations, on the virtual belated commemoration of the International Day of Vesak 2020. “As the distinguished permanent representatives have said, we were originally meant to gather on May 7th, the date of this year’s Vesak Day, which marks the birth, enlightenment and passing of Lord Buddha. … Read more ‘Buddha’s teachings can help remind us of the unity we need to meet the COVID challenge’ – UN Chief

End institutional racism, says Prince Harry

Britain’s Prince Harry apologized for society’s “endemic” racism during a virtual ceremony for the memorial award named after his mother, Diana, Princess of Wales. Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe Reuters brings you the latest business, finance and breaking news video from around the globe. Our reputation for accuracy and impartiality is unparalleled. Get the latest news on: http://reuters.com/ … Read more End institutional racism, says Prince Harry

Debate over Black history lessons to be made compulsory in Wales | ITV News

The Black Lives Matter movement has raised awareness around the world of issues of systemic racism but also the importance of recognising the contribution that black people have made to society. A petition which currently has more 30,000 signatures has been handed to the Welsh Government to make the teaching of black history compulsory. ITV … Read more Debate over Black history lessons to be made compulsory in Wales | ITV News

Harry: “Our generation hasn’t done enough”

Prince Harry says not enough has been done to right the wrongs of the past, acknowledging the institutional racism in society in a message to winners of the Diana Awards. SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube channel for more videos: http://www.youtube.com/skynews Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/skynews and https://twitter.com/skynewsbreak Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/skynews Follow us on Instagram: … Read more Harry: “Our generation hasn’t done enough”

The difference between ‘not racist’ and ‘anti-racist’ | The Bottom Line

Ibram X Kendi has been revolutionising African American academic studies for several years, with his deep dives into the history and root causes of racism in the United States. Kendi argues there is no room for people to deny their racism. Instead, Americans in the 21st century should look into their hearts and confess their … Read more The difference between ‘not racist’ and ‘anti-racist’ | The Bottom Line

Swine flu discovery: New strain found in China has pandemic potential

Beijing says it’s closely following the developments after Chinese researchers found a new type of swine flu that can trigger a pandemic. The study was published in the peer-reviewed U.S. science journal PNAS. CGTN talked with Chen Xi, an associate professor of health policy and economics at the Yale School of Public Health and president … Read more Swine flu discovery: New strain found in China has pandemic potential

Report highlights high death toll in Indian-administered Kashmir

At least 229 people, including 32 civilians, have been killed in Indian-administered Kashmir in the past six months, according to rights group, the Coalition of Civil Society. The latest deaths happened on Wednesday when a civilian and a soldier were killed during a shootout in Sopore, north of Srinagar. Al Jazeera’s Bernard Smith reports. – … Read more Report highlights high death toll in Indian-administered Kashmir

Why Gender-Based Violence is So Prevalent in South Africa (And How To End It)

South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa in June lamented the “culture of silence around gender-based violence” in the country after a “surge” in murders of women and children. The country now faces two pandemics, Covid-19 and the violence against women and children that has risen sharply, he said as he announced further easing of lockdown measures … Read more Why Gender-Based Violence is So Prevalent in South Africa (And How To End It)

Fast Facts on Health Inequities

This video fact file looks at what health inequities are, provides examples and shows their cost to society. Health inequities are systematic differences in the health status of different population groups according to socioeconomic status. These inequities have significant social and economic costs, in addition to the health costs, both to individuals and societies. In … Read more Fast Facts on Health Inequities

AMSlive – *teaser trailer*

The Academy of Medical Sciences is the voice of medical science in the UK ensuring health policy and practice is evidence based. We support the next generation of medical and health researchers to become leaders in their science. As a charity, we rely on donations to fund our work. You can support us by joining … Read more AMSlive – *teaser trailer*

JJ Redick speaks out on NBA’s return to play, players’ obligation to society | SC with SVP

New Orleans Pelicans guard JJ Redick chats with Scott Van Pelt on SportsCenter to talk all things NBA, including the league’s return to play at the end of July at ESPN’s Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World, players using their platform for social change and much more. Subscribe to ESPN+ https://plus.espn.com/ Get … Read more JJ Redick speaks out on NBA’s return to play, players’ obligation to society | SC with SVP

Calls for greener Britain after pandemic

Leaders from across society calling for a “stronger, fairer and greener” Britain as we rebuild after the pandemic. Sky News videos are now available in Spanish here/Los video de Sky News están disponibles en español aquí https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzG5BnqHO8oNlrPDW9CYJog SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube channel for more videos: http://www.youtube.com/skynews Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/skynews and https://twitter.com/skynewsbreak Like us … Read more Calls for greener Britain after pandemic

Ertugrul: Turkish TV’s Ottoman phenomenon goes global | The Listening Post (Feature)

Every nation has a trove of stories – alluring, magnetic narratives that are retold time and again. In Turkey, over the past decade or so, Ottoman history – the opulence, conquests and power – has been one of the most popular storylines across media, especially on TV. “The recent interest in Ottoman stories and Ottoman … Read more Ertugrul: Turkish TV’s Ottoman phenomenon goes global | The Listening Post (Feature)

Bloomberg Businessweek: A Special Conversation With Lebron James & Maverick Carter

Jun.26 — On the eve of the pandemic, LeBron James and Maverick Carter — lifelong friends from Akron who became business partners — cut their biggest deal yet: a $100 million investment to create The SpringHill Co. They want to change the way content is made, and consumed by the world. In an exclusive interview, … Read more Bloomberg Businessweek: A Special Conversation With Lebron James & Maverick Carter

TV series show: A Chilean football drama and the first Saudi thriller on Netflix

TV critic Dheepthika Laurent and Eve Jackson take us through a rich month in foreign TV dramas. They chat about “El Presidente”, a Chilean satire on football corruption from the Oscar-winning screenwriter of “Birdman”, Armando Bo. They also review the first Saudi series out on Netflix – a family drama that offers a fascinating look into … Read more TV series show: A Chilean football drama and the first Saudi thriller on Netflix