Bangladesh

Peace in the time of pandemic

In a time of an unprecedented global health crisis that is only spiralling from one peak to another, one would expect all parties—warring or not—to join hands and work together to establish peace. Not that we should need added motivation to seek peace for anything other than the sake of peace itself; but as we […]

TCB onion now available online

While facing an uphill battle to tame the skyrocketing price of onion at local markets, the government has put its faith in e-commerce to restore normalcy in the demand and supply of the kitchen staple. Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi yesterday launched the sale of onion of the Trading Corporation of Bangladesh (TCB) preliminarily through five […]

Religion

Reflection on Quran 43:72

Originally posted by Maram here That is the Paradise which you will be awarded for what you used to do. after you read this, go to the comments to see the discussion 🙂 it got pretty interesting in there 🥵 The Moon was looking beautiful tonight… SubhanAllah. I sat outside until it turned red and […]

Science & Technology

Senate’s encryption backdoor bill is ‘dangerous for Americans,’ says Rep. Lofgren – TechCrunch

A Senate bill that would compel tech companies to build backdoors to allow law enforcement access to encrypted devices and data would be “very dangerous” for Americans, said a leading House Democrat. Law enforcement frequently spars with tech companies over their use of strong encryption, which protects user data from hackers and theft, but the […]

Trump says he wants the $5B pledged from the companies making the new US-based TikTok venture put toward teaching US children "the real history of our country" (Bloomberg)

Bloomberg: Trump says he wants the $5B pledged from the companies making the new US-based TikTok venture put toward teaching US children “the real history of our country”  —  President Donald Trump said Saturday he wants $5 billion from companies creating a new U.S.-based TikTok venture …

We Need to Do More Research on Honesty

Last year, I published a book about honesty, exploring what it means to live a more honest life. I examined my own struggles with honesty, and did my best to translate academic research about honesty and apply it to everyday life. Through interviewing many researchers and reading dozens of studies about ethics, deception, moral character, […]

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China Refusing To Recognize The Median Line With Taiwan

Bloomberg: China’s Rejection of Taiwan Buffer Zone Raises Risk of Clash* Warplanes increasingly cross median line separating two rivals* Beijing seeking to deter Taipei from deepening ties with U.S. China is ratcheting up the risk of military confrontation in the Taiwan Strait, as Beijing seeks to deter Taipei from continuing to deepen ties with the […]

World News

Thailand protests: Protesters declare ‘victory’ in Bangkok rallies calling for monarchy reform

Thousands gathered in the nation’s capital for this weekend’s rallies, which began on Saturday and were part of a protest movement that has been gaining momentum since July. Student leader and activist Panasaya “Rung” Sitthijirawattanakul, 21, took to a public stage late Saturday to directly address Thailand’s King Vajiralongkorn — an act that, under strict […]

“Vertical forest” residential complex in China almost empty since completion in April due to unforeseen swarms of mosquitos drawn to the verdant plantings : worldnews

“And with tenants not there to tend the foliage, the development has become an actual urban jungle. All of Qiyi City Forest Garden’s 826 apartments were sold by April, but only about 10 families were willing to share their flats with the mosquitos, reports he AFP news agency.  Up to 20 types of plants were […]

War News

US Close To Declaring Qatar A Major Non-NATO Ally

FILE PHOTO: U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo welcomes Qatar’s Deputy Prime Minister Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani to launch the third annual U.S.-Qatar Strategic Dialogue at the State Department in Washington, U.S., September 14, 2020. REUTERS Reuters: U.S. hopes to name Qatar as major non-NATO ally, official saysWASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States hopes […]

Will President Trump Fire FBI Director Wray?

Daily Mail: Donald Trump hints at FIRING FBI boss Chris Wray for saying Russia is interfering to hurt Joe Biden and antifa is ‘not an organization’* FBI Director Chris Wray gave evidence to House Homeland Security committee and was questioned on antifa and Russian election meddling* Wray did not dispute that antifa activists were a […]

Science

Research

Study Design to Evaluate a Group-based Therapy for Support Persons of Adults on Buprenorphine/Naloxone

Background Opioid use disorders (OUDs) have devastating effects on individuals, families, and communities. While medication treatments for OUD save lives and are increasingly utilized, rates of treatment dropout are very high. In addition, most existing medication treatments for OUD may often neglect the impact of untreated OUD on relationships and ignore the potential role support […]

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