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In North America, Western Europe and Oceania, far-right attacks have increased by 250 per cent since 2014 - they are higher now than at any time in the last 50 years
The 2020 Global Terrorism Index (GTI) has found that deaths from terrorism fell for the fifth consecutive year since peaking in 2014. The number of deaths has now decreased by 59 per cent since 2014 to 13,826. Conflict remains the primary driver of terrorism, with over 96 per cent of deaths from terrorism in 2019 occurring in countries already in conflict.
The annual Global Terrorism Index, now in its eighth year, is developed by leading think tank the Institute of Economics and Peace (IEP) and provides the most comprehensive resource on global terrorism trends.
The largest decreases in deaths occurred in Afghanistan and Nigeria, however they are still the only two countries to have experienced more than 1,000 deaths from terrorism. The fall in deaths was also reflected in country scores, with 103 improving compared to 35 that deteriorated. This is the highest number of countries to record a year-on-year improvement since the inception of the index.
Despite the overall fall in the global impact of terrorism, it remains a significant and serious threat in many countries. There were 63 countries in 2019 that recorded at least one death from a terrorist attack, and the largest increase in…
The country’s leading pharmacy groups issued the following statement on the Trump administration’s new final rule on prescription drug rebates:
“While we want our patients to pay less for their prescription drugs, this rule does not accomplish that. It will likely increase their insurance premiums and…
Across the country, states and counties that partnered with Clear Ballot Group for their voting solutions delivered results with efficiency and confidence. With increased scrutiny on jurisdictions to tabulate and produce results quickly, Clear Ballot worked with county officials to meet all necessary obligations and provide voters with results…
THIS WEEK'S HEADLINES
Facemasks can slow the growing number of cases and deaths throughout Florida
Nine of Florida’s top health-care systems, representing more than 50 hospitals in communities across the state, have come together to launch an education and awareness campaign that includes an urgent plea for all Floridians: mask up, because wearing a facemask can help slow the surging COVID-19 pandemic.
Beginning today, a collaborative public service effort by Florida hospitals will run on TV stations, in newspapers and on digital platforms as hospital leaders combine resources to reach a broader audience with the #maskup message, share informative resources and help flatten the curve.
According to the Florida Department of Health, there have been more than 944,000 cases and 18,000 total deaths in the state. Following the launch of the national #MaskUp campaign – with more than 100 of the nation’s top health-care systems already participating – Florida’s leading health systems are joining forces to bring the importance of wearing a mask in the fight against COVID-19 to their communities.
Participating health systems include Baptist Health South Florida, Broward Health, Cleveland Clinic Florida, HCA Healthcare, Lee Health, University of Miami Health System, Jackson Health System, Memorial Healthcare System, and Nicklaus Children’s Hospital.
The initiative is simple: spread awareness of the science behind masks to save lives throughout the state. To do this, Florida’s leading health-care systems have created messages for the betterment of the communities they serve.
The message reads: “As hospitals serving communities across Florida, we know all of us need to…
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The piece will accompany the new work of the American photographer Donna Ferrato. The video comes out November 25 on International Violence Against Women DayBy Erich Rüthers / Senior Writer
Gabriele Ciampi writes his first soundtrack created for a book. His piece Infinito will accompany the photographs in Holy, the new work by American photographer Donna Ferrato, which rattles the cage against the forces that prevent women’s progress. Ferrato is collaborating with Ciampi because of his artistic sensitivity and his commitment to women’s rights.
The haunting tone of this piece complements the photographs which are sometimes shocking but more often inspiring, joyful and revolutionary. In the book, women’s real stories spanning fifty years create a world where women have the power. Ferrato’s message is that women must resist sublimation. Know their value. Defend their rights as women, mothers, daughters and others who respect the almighty female spirit. Fighting for Her freedom because there is nothing left to lose.
The Holy video, which will be distributed worldwide by Universal Music Group November 25 on International Violence Against Women’s Day, is considered an avant-garde experiment that shows how art finds new synergies going beyond the boundaries.
For the first time, Ciampi himself will be at the piano, whose subdued, intimate harmonies start an urgent dialogue with Livia de Romanis’ cello, in an intense and growing melody. “The latest exploration where my intrepid companion, Music, leads me. I wrote Infinito in the traditional way,” the Maestro explains, “at the piano with paper and pencil: for me, phrases that start with the hands on the piano bring the emotions to life”.
The images of Holy combined with Infinito becomes more than just music; reveals the ethics of love. The balance between the…
The desire for privacy during the pandemic is keeping a lid on condo prices, but condo sales are up 23%--on par with sales growth for single-family homes--as buyers take advantage of the discounts
The typical single-family home that sold in the U.S. this year was purchased for an average of 17.3% more ($58,000) than the typical condo, according to a new report from Redfin (www.redfin.com), the technology-powered real estate brokerage. That’s up from 15.4% last year and represents the largest premium since at least 2013, when Redfin began recording this data.
The U.S. housing market has been on fire this year, with record-low mortgage rates and remote work prompting scores of Americans to relocate. But the condo market has missed out on much of the gains as homebuyers have left dense cities in search of more space and privacy—AKA single-family homes—during the coronavirus pandemic.
The median sale price of single-family homes surged 15.5% year over year in October, outpacing the condo market’s 9.9% growth. Condos are also taking longer to sell—the typical condo spent 36 days on the market last month, compared with 27 days for the typical single-family home. And less than a quarter (22.8%) of condos sold for more than their listing price, compared with 36.6% of single-family homes.
Purchases of condos, however, have been catching up. In October, condo sales rose 22.7% from a year earlier on a seasonally-adjusted basis, following a 50% plunge in the spring. That’s on par with the 23.3% growth in sales of single-family homes last month.
“Condos sales are rebounding because buyers are finding great deals,” said Redfin…
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