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The week in news #173 & #174 – 2019AUG12 … 2019AUG25

For these 173rd and 174th weeks, another selection of the most relevant world news and articles: forest fires in the Amazon, the (hidden) impact of a “no-deal Brexit”, Trump’s intention of buying Greenland, abortion decriminalisation in New Zealand, etc.

As mentioned before, most contents are curated (in either English or Portuguese) via Feedly, LinkedIn Daily Rundown or Wikipedia’s Current Events.

  • Wednesday, 2019.Aug.14:
    • How anger can help us make better decisions [Kellogg Insight]
    • 10 ways to spot a truly exceptional employee [World Economic Forum]
    • How we can help the forgotten middle reach their full potential [TED]
    • Liverpool vence Chelsea para conquistar Supertaça Europeia [Mais Futebol]
  • Thursday, 2019.Aug.15:
    • Donald Trump is said to ask: ‘Can we buy Greenland?’ [New York Times]
    • Three more humanitarian workers killed in Syria [UN News]
  • Sunday, 2019.Aug.18:
    • In economic warning signals, Trump sees signs of a conspiracy [New York Times]
    • Tim Cook warns Trump that China tariffs would hurt Apple and help Samsung [C-net]
    • Gibraltar authorities reject US demand to seize Iranian tanker [Al-Arabiya]
    • How Electric Cars and Renewables Could Beat Oil [GreenTech Media]
    • 40 years ago: “The Life of Brian” premiers [Ultimate Classic Rock]
    • Contemplating the houses of Patagonia [Fubiz]
    • 5 Ways to Silence Your Haters [Entrepreneur]
'Monty Python's Life Of Brian' premiers in 1979

‘Monty Python’s Life Of Brian’ premiers in 1979

  • Monday, 2019.Aug.19:
    • The Uncounted Dead of Duterte’s Drug War [The Atlantic]
    • Danish prime minister calls Trump’s interest in buying Greenland ‘absurd’ [CNN]
    • Social Security and Immigration: Setting the Record Straight [The Motley Fool]
    • Operation Chaos: Whitehall’s secret no‑deal Brexit preparations leaked [The Sunday Times]
    • The key to happy customers? Happy employees! [Harvard Business Review]
    • Russian jet crash-lands in field outside Moscow after striking flock of gulls [CNN]
    • Facial recognition technique could improve hail forecasts [EurekAlert!]
    • Spain Moves to Prevent a Second Solar Bubble [GreenTech Media]
    • The past, present, and future of self-driving cars  [Quartz]
    • A Major Proof Shows How to Approximate Numbers Like Pi [Wired]
    • 5 Google Maps tricks to make your travels more efficient [Fast Co.]
    • The Nazi book of anatomy still used by surgeons [BBC]
    • New Zealand is finally trying to decriminalize abortion [CNN]
    • How the sound of your name shapes the way people think about you [Quartz]
  • Tuesday, 2019.Aug.20:
    • España decreta la alerta sanitaria nacional por el brote de listeriosis en Andalucía [RTVE]
    • Russia’s latest reconnaissance drone (Altius-U) makes debut flight [TASS]
    • Amazon is passing along costs of a new digital tax to thousands of French sellers [CNBC]
    • Bayer to sell Animal-Health Unit to Elanco for $7.6 Billion [Wall Street Journal]
    • Rocky exoplanet swelters under three red suns [NASA]
  • Wednesday, 2019.Aug.21:
    • Australia to join coalition to protect ships from attack in Strait of Hormuz [Sydney Morning Herald]
    • Venezuelan leader Nicolás Maduro confirms months of secret US talks [The Guardian]
    • Donald Trump cancels Denmark visit amid spat over sale of Greenland [BBC]
    • Italy’s PM Giuseppe Conte resigns. What comes next? [Reuters]
    • Facebook’s new tool lets you see which apps and websites tracked you [New York Times]
    • Facebook unveils new tools to control how websites share your data for ad-targeting [TechCrunch]
    • Facebook’s cryptocurrency Libra gets European Union Antitrust scrutiny [Bloomberg]
  • Thursday, 2019.Aug.22:
    • Uber rival Bolt launches food-delivery, starting with Estonia [Bloomberg]
    • Deutsche Bank tightens worldwide procedures on new hires [Reuters]
    • Why are we so bad at choosing the right job? [Harvard Business Review]
    • YouTube plans to end targeted ads on videos aimed at kids [Bloomberg]
Amazon forest fires, seen from satellite (2019.Aug.22)

Amazon forest fires, seen from satellite (2019.Aug.22)

  • Friday, 2019.Aug.23:
    • With Amazon rain forest ablaze, Brazil faces global backlash [New York Times] [BBC] [Expresso]
    • Already cheaper than gas, China’s renewables to undercut coal by 2026 [GreenTech Media]
    • Volkswagen has an opportunity to bankrupt top competitors [CleanTechnica]
    • Better ways to predict who’s going to quit the job [Harvard Business Review]
    • Big brains or big guts: Choose one! [EurekAlert!]
    • The Guide to Cyberwar [Wired]
    • Trump is doing what Obama couldn’t [CNN]
    • David Koch, billionaire who fueled right-wing movement, dies at 79 [New York Times] [BBC]
    • Portishead’s ‘Dummy’ is 25 and the band asks you to play it loud [New York Times]
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