✍️✍️ Job Board Update ✍️✍️ — August 16
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Happy Monday folks! It’s that time again for another huge update to the job board. We added hundreds of new openings in cities across the U.S., UK and Canada. Previews and how to subscribe are below.
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Outside The Newsroom 🗺️
Code Red for Humanity The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released another landmark report stating how human activity is responsible for rising temperatures, sea levels, glacier retreats and heatwaves. Unless the world acts, a key temperature limit could be broken in the next decade.
Polish Media Bill: Amid fledgling popularity ratings, Poland’s populist Law and Justice party released a new media bill banning companies outside of the European Economic Area from majority owning any of its TV channels. Critics say it’s an attempt to silence Poland’s largest independent broadcaster.
Germany and Netherlands Halt Afghan Deportations: As the Taliban advance and security conditions in Afghanistan continues to deteriorate, Germany and the Netherlands have suspended repatriations of Afghan migrants. The move is a dramatic contrast to their previous stance on migrant deportations.
UK Animal Testing: For the first time in 23 years, some cosmetic product ingredients will be authorized for animal testing, after the UK government reconsidered its policy. Animal rights activists say the decision could lead to a much wider use of animal testing.
Mount Etna Volcanic Activity: Six months of recent smoke and ash activity on Europe’s tallest active volcano Mount Etna have prompted a growth spurt, taking its height to a record 3,357 meters (2.1 miles) above sea level. The south-east crater is now higher than the north-east crater, previously Etna’s highest peak.
Middle East 🌍
Taliban Capture Nine Key Cities: The resurgent Taliban is advancing in Afghanistan and has captured nine provincial capitals in several days. The fundamentalist group has gained momentum after the U.S. troops have withdrawn from Afghan territory.
U.S. Pledges Extra Yemen Aid: Amid UN warnings that Yemen could be facing the world’s worst famine in decades, the U.S. special envoy will provide $165 million in additional aid. Joe Biden ended support for Saudi-led offensives in Yemen in February.
Saudi Arabia’s First Wind Farm: Dumat al-Jandal, Saudi Arabia’s largest farm, has been connected to the grid and is now producing electricity. The 99-wind turbine farm can generate electricity for up to 70,000 homes and its construction created more than 600 jobs.
Princess Latifa Photographed in Iceland: The daughter of Dubai ruler Sheikh Mohammed, who claimed she was being held captive by her father, has been photographed in Iceland with her cousin. The campaign to free her has now closed.
Biden 9/11 Review: The families of 9/11 victims have been pressing for transparency around government documents they believe will show that Saudi Arabian leaders supported the attacks. In response, the U.S. Justice Department pledged to review documents and release more information to the public.
South Sudan Floods Affect 90,000: More heavy rains have forced around 90,000 people from their homes and agricultural fields in South Sudan, sending them to higher grounds along with their livestock. South Sudan has extremely high poverty levels and is currently dealing with a humanitarian crisis.
Zimbabwean Child Marriages: A 14-year-old girl has died in Zimbabwe after giving birth at a church shrine, prompting the UN to condemn child marriage in a country where there is no minimum age. A new bill to ban marriage for anyone below 18 years of age is due to be debated in parliament.
50 Killed in Mali Jihadist Attack: Jihadists attacked three villages near Mali’s northern border with Niger, killing more than 50 people, while burning and ransacking homes. The attacks are the latest in a string of deadly killings in West Africa since 2012.
Deadly Marbug Virus Discovered in West Africa: A highly infectious hemorrhagic fever, known as the Marbug virus, has killed a man in Guinea. The Ebola-like virus has been breaking out in southern and eastern Africa since 1967, but this is the first time it has been identified in west Africa.
Kenya Suicide Rate Rise: In Kenya, suicides have increased at an unprecedented rate of almost 50 percent in a year, with almost 500 people reported to have killed themselves from April to June this year, more than all of 2020. The ages of the deceased range from nine to 76 years old, with males the highest risk.
Asia Pacific 🌏
Vanuatu Houses Withstand Cyclones: In the South Pacific archipelago of Vanuatu, locals are returning to traditionally built home structures known as “cyclone houses” that withstood Cyclone Pam in 2015, while concrete buildings collapsed. They’re made from woven bamboo strips and secured with cordage from forest vines.
Tokyo Train Stabbings: A man stabbed ten people on a train in Tokyo with a knife last week. However, no deaths were reported, all victims were conscious and one person walked away on their own.
Japan PM Support All Time Low: Support for Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga has plummeted to below 30 percent for the first time, amid the country’s Olympic Games. Despite low Covid-19 infection levels for athletes and staff, Tokyo reported record numbers of daily cases during the Games.
World’s Smallest Baby Discharged: Kwek Yu Xuan, born in a Singapore hospital at under 25 weeks weighing just 212g (7.47oz), has been discharged after 13 months in intensive care. The baby, who was born via emergency C-section, now weighs 6.3kg (14 pounds).
Chinese Court Jails Canadian Businessman : Michael Spavor, a Canadian businessman who ran a travel and cultural exchange business between China and North Korea, has been charged with espionage and “illegally providing state secrets,” by a Chinese court. He faces 11 years in prison.
Latin America 🌎
Californian Weed Trafficked Across Mexico Border: Legal cannabis sold in California is being illegally trafficked across the Mexican border, where its value increases up to three-fold. One dealer said 60 percent of the marijuana he sells comes from California.
Cuba Allows Small Businesses After Protests: In the wake of recent mass anti-government protests in Cuba, its communist government has legalized small and medium-sized private businesses. The decision is a major U-turn for Cuba, where the majority of businesses are state run.
Nicaragua Opposition Party Election Ban: The Citizens Alliance for Liberty Party — Nicaragua’s main opposition party — has been disqualified from taking part in November's elections because its president holds dual U.S.-Nicaraguan citizenship. The U.S. had previously imposed visa restrictions on Nicaraguans with government ties.
Migrant Crisis Returns to Colombian Coastal Town: Thousands of migrants bound for the U.S. once again found themselves stuck in the Colombian beach town of Necoclí, due to pandemic travel restrictions. More than 25,000 migrants have passed through this area of Colombia since since January, compared to 4,000 last year.
Brazil Congress Rejects Bolsonaro Voting Changes: Brazil’s Congress rejected President Jair Bolsonaro’s proposal to switch to paper voting ballots based on his unproven claims that the country’s electronic voting system enables fraud, which he is now being investigated for.
Thanks for making it to the end. See you next week for more jobs and world news! 👋