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Kyle studied a Bachelors degree in Politics, Philosophy & Economics, before completing his Honours in Journalism at Stellenbosch University. He then began his career working as a sports journalist for a number of years before joining a non-profit Telecommunications firm as the Digital Content Editor, where his focus shifted towards cryptocurrencies, technology and providing affordable Internet access to people all over the world, particularly those living in rural areas. He has also operated on a freelance basis across a broad range of fields, including financial reporting, music festivals, lifestyle, and political commentary. Kyle is an avid follower of American politics, enjoys listening to podcasts and learning new skills.
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Government officials in Italy are finding reasons to be optimistic as the latest data coming out of the country is showing initial signs of a slowdown in infections.
While all football fans are suffering through a complete shutout from the Premier League and all of Europe’s other major competitions, at least we can stave off our withdrawal symptoms with a dose of Netflix’s latest mini-series.
The United States, Spain and the United Kingdom all recorded their worst coronavirus death tolls for a single day yesterday, while the world closes in on one million total confirmed cases.
In the latest figures released for coronavirus infections, the United States recorded over 25,000 new cases of COVID-19 in just one day, while experts are predicting that there could be as many as 240,000 deaths nationwide, and the worst case scenario models say that the death toll could even rise into the millions.
The World Bank has released a statement on the state of East Asian and Pacific economies, concerning the supply shocks created by the COVID-19 outbreak, saying that countries in the region are facing the prospect of a global financial shock and recession.
While the numbers behind the number of cases, deaths and recoveries is relatively easy to understand, the effects of this global pandemic on the global economy are less clear and we believe it is critical that our readers know what’s happening, so that governments are being held to account for their financial management of this crisis.
The latest data coming out of Johns Hopkins University shows that more than 521,000 people are now infected with the coronavirus and over 24,000 have died.
Right now the coronavirus is not something to feel positive about, but hopefully when the world recovers from this pandemic (we hope!), the human race will emerge from the abyss the better for it, after learning some very hard lessons. They say that what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger and, sadly, the coronavirus hasContinue reading “5 Lessons Learned & The Positive Side-Effects Of Covid-19”
Yesterday, the number of COVID-19 cases in the United States rose by 13,355, while the 247 new deaths took the death toll beyond the 1,000 mark.
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Melissa graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Fine Art and moved on to complete her Honours in Journalism at Stellenbosch University. Following this, she moved abroad to Fukuoka, Japan, where she kept an online travel journal whilst teaching English as a foreign language. She has since returned to Cape Town and intends to continue her travels to other parts of the world while running her new YouTube Channel, Chat in English With Mel, where she gives advice to non-English speakers about the basics in day-to-day conversation. Melissa’s primary focuses have been photojournalism, videography, social media and blogging. She’s a proud vegan and her interests include listening to music and going to the gym.
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One could hardly be blamed for growing tired of being bombarded with skyrocketing mortality numbers, and details about the dents to global economies. Avoiding the news, seeking solace in conspiracy theories, and diving too enthusiastically into your lockdown wine stash, however, could all be signs that you have another problem on your hands: compassion fatigue.
There’s one factor that everyone is going to notice and have to navigate, and thats the effect of the lockdowns on their relationships. For couples, this comes in one of two forms: either you’re stuck at home with your significant other, with no way of escaping, or you’re suddenly forced into what is essentially a long-distance relationship. Both of these can be tough if they’re not what you’re used to or what you signed up for.
Please think about your extroverted friends in this time. We are struggling. We need you to call us. We need you to allow us to just be with another person, and you don’t even have to get out of your PJ’s!
Now that so many of us are social distancing, and possibly spending a lit of time indoors, making frequent trips to the coffee machine, what better time to have a discussion about it than right now.
The pressures of life under lockdown might work in the favour of some, but for many the changes might cause discomfort and conflict. In order to prevent a lot of this conflict, or resolve the conflict that DOES occur in a productive and healing way, strong personal boundaries may need to be set and maintained.
After much deliberation and numerous declarations by the Japanese government that they would go forth as planned, The International Olympic Committee has decided to postpone the 2020 Tokyo Games on account of the COVID-19 pandemic. According to reports by The Japan Times, the decision to postpone the games came after major participants Australia and CanadaContinue reading “2020 Olympics Games Postponed”
Why is it that only now, after a virus has made its way through 155 countries and killed 8000 people is hand washing something that people are paying attention to?
Many of us, especially those who are more introverted, have even been encouraged to be yes-people in order to expose ourselves to new experiences that we may not necessarily have if we follow our natural impulse to say no. But lately the word “no” has been developing a new kind of power, or as William Leith writes for the Guardian, it’s “making a comeback”.
Calling this superficial dating game an “experiment” implies that there’s something unknown, and something to be learned by it. It disguises it as something of scientific (and not just entertainment) value, which, if you look at the science that does exist, it most certainly isn’t. Theres’s a whole lot more to love than what does or doesn’t meet the eye.