Public uprisings in Goa are strong and often find a lot of political support. Many electoral battles in the past have been won on the ‘No Development for Goa at the cost or natural resources’ mantra. For instance, with an eye on the protests against development projects, including the Regional plan and Mopa airport, veteran politician Churchill Alemao formed the Save Goa Front party for the 2007 State elections and won two seats in the 40-member Assembly. With no party winning a majority, the SGF allied with the Congress to form the government. … [Read more...] about Maka naka. Go! Here’s why Goa’s youth are protesting a ‘development’ project
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So, will 100 new airports, seaports and heliports be possible in the next four years? The answer could well be No, unless there are dedicated helicopter airlines since the segment is currently reliant only on the state-owned Pawan Hans, which has been up for privatisation, without success.Ameya Joshi runs the aviation analysis website Network Thoughts. … [Read more...] about Where will 100 new airports come up by 2024?
Just how direct the line is between a Feigl-Ding tweet and an action in the world, of course, is difficult to discern—and not all the impacts have necessarily been in the direction Feigl-Ding would hope. Nicholas Evans, a bioethicist at the University of Massachusetts in Lowell, for example, said that within 24 hours of seeing Feigl-Ding’s tweet about the results of the since-retracted preprint which many touted as evidence that SARS-CoV-2 was engineered, he saw Feigl-Ding referenced in support of the conspiracy theory that the virus was intentionally released by China. And Mora, the Mexican journalist, says that Feigl-Ding’s tweets about Mexico’s positivity percentage have been used by President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s political opponents to criticize his administration’s handling of the pandemic. … [Read more...] about Inside the controversial rise of a top Twitter COVID-19 influencer
Richard Branson, Virgin founder, writes about adding novelty to freshen up meetings. He invites thought-provoking speakers in diverse fields from astronomy to nanotechnology to get groups thinking in “new, exploratory ways.” And he holds discussions in innovative spaces. Though you may not possess your own private island like Branson, he suggests that anyone can leave the desks behind and head out to the park, because a ”change of scenery and a bit of fun does wonders for getting people thinking differently and loosening up!” (Also see Nilofer Merchant’s TED talk on walking meetings and Jason Yip’s guide to stand-up meetings.) … [Read more...] about 11 Simple Tips For Having Great Meetings From Some Of The World’s Most Productive People