Former South African President Nelson Mandela would have turned 100 today, July 18. One of the 20th Century’s greatest and most inspiring people, his struggle against his country’s apartheid regime a testament to his courage, resilience and forgiveness. He died in December 2013, aged 95, after a remarkable life on the global stage. Born a Xhosa in the Thembu royal family, he studied as a lawyer before joining the political fight against the government’s nationalist as a member of the African National Congress (ANC). He co-founded its Youth League in 1944. After racial apartheid was introduced four years later, Mandela led peaceful protests in opposition to the policy before shifting his focus to militancy and bombings in the early 1960s, which led to his arrest and life imprisonment in 1962. Eighteen of the 27 years he spent behind bars were served on Robben Island off the coast of Cape Town. His continued detention became the focus of a global campaign for his … [Read more...] about Nelson Mandela would have turned 100 today — here are 24 timeless quotes from Madiba
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Published May 28, 2018 Markets Motley Fool Facebook Twitter Comments Print For this Rule Breaker Investing podcast, host David Gardner once again climbs up onto the shoulders of giants with a "Great Quotes" episode. These five memorable aphorisms offer him excellent entries into topics that Foolish investors ought to be considering. Specifically, because May is Conscious Capitalism Month, he focused on wise words that can apply to that evolving holistic business philosophy. In this segment, he quotes Mae Jemison, a history-making name you nonetheless may not recognize, on the topic of not letting the wrong people decide what you can or can't do. Continue Reading Below A full transcript follows the video. 10 stocks we like better than WalmartWhen investing geniuses David and Tom Gardner have a stock tip, it can pay to listen. After all, the newsletter they have run for over a decade, the Motley Fool Stock Advisor, has tripled the market.* David and Tom … [Read more...] about Great Quotes, the Conscious Capitalism Edition: Words From an Unlimited Astronaut
A family in Portland, Oregon was horrified to find out their Amazon Alexa had recorded private conversations in their home and sent the audio to a random person on their contact list, in another state.A friend who lives in Seattle, Washington called the family and said he had received an audio file from them via Amazon Alexa — a recording of their conversations inside the home. He was able to quote back to them what they had said minutes earlier.“I felt invaded. I said ‘I’m never plugging that device in again, because I can’t trust it,” the woman told Portland's KIRO-TV. Every room in the family home was hooked up to their Amazon devices to control things like heat, lights and security.Amazon confirmed the troubling incident occurred on Thursday, and had this response: “Amazon takes privacy very seriously. We investigated what happened and determined this was an extremely rare occurrence. We are taking steps to avoid this from happening in … [Read more...] about Amazon Alexa eavesdropped on a family’s conversation and sent it to a random person
Democracy Dies in Darkness Sections Home Try 1 month for $1 Username Sign In Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Subscribe Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Accessibility for screenreader Get There Perspective Perspective Interpretation of the news based on evidence, including data, as well as anticipating how events might unfold based on past events by Michelle Singletary May 24 at 7:34 AM Email the author The story of the New York parents who had to go to court to get a judge to evict their unemployed adult son is compelling. In fact, it’s the nightmare of a lot of parents. You have a grown child who is suffering from arrested development. The son or daughter won’t work, isn’t paying rent or otherwise contributing to the household. This is the story Christina and Mark Rotondo told a … [Read more...] about Parents who went to court to evict their unemployed 30-year-old son did the right thing.
On a Saturday morning in late August 2013, 10-year-old Daniel Chacon awoke early. It was hot, as mornings often are in Bordos de Agua Azul, his neighbourhood in San Pedro Sula, Honduras. His family was poor, barely scraping together a living by selling pickled vegetables on the roadside. Daniel and his 14-year-old brother insisted on contributing as best they could. They’d managed to talk their parents into renting a horse and buggy, which they used to collect discarded boxes, selling the cardboard to recycling collectors for pennies a pound. It may have seemed like a tedious job, but there was an element of risk to the task because of an unfortunate characteristic of the area: Since 2011, San Pedro Sula has been the world’s most murderous city. (Tegucigalpa, the capital of Honduras, holds the No. 4 spot.) Children fleeing these horrors have recently become a political issue in the US, where they are increasingly turning up in search of asylum and safety. But Daniel and his … [Read more...] about DISPATCH FROM HONDURAS: What Life Is Like In The Murder Capital Of The World