This morning’s key headlines from GenerationalDynamics.com Dozens of reported measles cases in Israel, New York, and New Jersey as disease spreads New global surge in measles cases blamed on ‘anti-vax’ movement Dozens of reported measles cases in Israel, New York, and New Jersey as disease spreads Jewish worshippers at a Friday evening service in a temple near Jerusalem were exposed to a patient suffering from measles. Israel’s government has directed those attending the service to see a doctor immediately and receive the necessary vaccinations. An outbreak of measles has been spreading in Israel since October, and it has being blamed on the failure of thousands of parents to vaccinate their children, particularly among the ultra-Orthodox communities in Jerusalem. On average, about half of the population in these communities are not immunized. Israel’s Health Ministry is considering new legislation that would penalize parents of children who are not … [Read more...] about World View: Measles Outbreaks in New York, Israel Blamed on ‘Anti-Vax’ Movement
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We took a look at the latest data available from national statistics office Istat to get a picture of Italy's anglophone residents. A note on the numbers: they refer to people who have officially registered their residence with the local authorities, something all foreigners in Italy are supposed to do after three months living here (but that some don't). They don't include non-Italians who only spend part of the year in Italy, naturalized Italians, or dual citizens who've registered under their Italian passport. And of course, there's no way to count all the many people from non-English-speaking countries who use the language too. But with all those things in mind, here's what we know about native English speakers living in Italy. As of January 1st, 2017, around 5.1 million non-Italians called Italy home, roughly 8.5 percent of the country's total population of 60.5 million. Native English speakers account for only a small percentage of Italy's foreign … [Read more...] about Where do all the English speakers live in Italy?
By Sheeraz Faseeh Published: September 20, 2018 0 SHARES Share Tweet Email It’s hard to imagine why the tourism industry of a country with mesmerising valleys, breath-taking meadows, and stunning lakes, has been neglected and left underdeveloped. “The thing about tourism is that the reality of a place is quite different from the mythology of it” – Martin Parr. Pakistan, unfortunately, is a country that has been at the receiving end of such mythology and perception for a good while now, even as things on ground have changed quite drastically over the last few years. According to the National Counter Terrorism Authority (NACTA), terror-related incidents have declined 58%, from 2,060 incidents in 2010 to 681 in 2017. These figures are testament to the success of our Army during the massive military operations conducted in the northern areas of the country in the past several years.However, where the army has succeeded, the nation – the … [Read more...] about Pakistan is ‘Asia’s best kept secret’ – what will it take to reveal it globally?
By Raza Habib Raja Published: September 14, 2018 0 SHARES Share Tweet Email In his latest book, among other things, Paracha’s main emphasis is on the way history is being taught and the effect it is having on the population. PHOTO: INSTAGRAM/ THESARAABBAS Nadeem Farooq Paracha, or NFP as he is often called, has been one of the profound influences on my intellectual development. I have been an avid reader of his columns since the early 90s when he started making his mark as a music critic. As a keen reader, besides his regular columns, I have also read all of his three books. Not only that, I also reviewed his first book titled End of the Past for Huffington Post and also had the privilege of interviewing him about his second book for Express Tribune. His third book, which I have recently finished, is linked with his earlier two books but at the same time can also be called distinct. In fact, all three books are connected as Pakistani society and … [Read more...] about Points Of Entry: Dissecting Pakistan’s ‘real’ history, one page at a time
By Cynthia Sohail Published: August 3, 2018 0 SHARES Share Tweet Email Pakistani Christians shout slogans during an anti-Taliban protest in Lahore, on March 16, 2015. PHOTO: AFP The minorities living in Pakistan have perhaps been more adversely targeted since 9/11, with them being harshly exploited by the majority on the basis of their religion. Brutal incidents against the Christian community in Pakistan have gained international media attention, but politicians who made many promises in the past to work equally hard for minorities conveniently forgot about their promises once obtaining a seat in the parliament. Before Imran Khan turned towards politics with the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), there were many famous politicians who made their party manifestoes in favour of the minority, just to grasp their attention and their vote. They pandered to us, but they ignored the role played by the Christian community in the development of Pakistan. We, the … [Read more...] about Jinnah’s Pakistan: Why Christians voted for Imran Khan