Prime Minister’s Bus Tour Not a Bus Tour

Photo Coverage and reactions to Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s bus tour / not a bus tour of Queensland, Australia Also see: ghost bus Headlines https://www.themonthly.com.au/blog/mungo-maccallum/2018/12/2018/1541984096/scomo-express-backfires https://www.smh.com.au/politics/federal/ghost-bus-the-scomo-express-hits-the-runway-rather-than-the-road-20181105-p50e2g.html Round and round: the perennial appeal of the campaign bus More video https://www.abc.net.au/insiders/the-scomo-express/10486022 Embedded Tweets Looking forward to hitting the road in Qld this week and keeping Australia …

World Toilet Day

Poster Toilet = sanitation fixture used primarily for the disposal of human urine and feces. International organizations, particularly the World Toilet Organization, have promoted World Toilet Day. In 2013, the United Nations officially recognized November 19 as World Toilet Day in a bid to make sanitation for all a global development priority. More than one …

Indigenous Peoples Day

Photo: Caldo de Piedra We celebrate the second Monday in October as Indigenous Peoples Day. Hashtag #IndigenousPeoplesDay In the past twenty years, this celebration has become a counter narrative to Columbus Day. USA Today reports that more cities are recognizing Native Americans on Columbus Day. The roots of rethinking the holiday go back several decades. …

Free Social Web Workshops in Henderson

Photo: Book Sale Thursday, September 13, 9-9:30am Paseo Verde Library and Coffeeshop Free Social Web Workshop for Friends of Henderson Libraries For those curious about social media, library friends’ friend Ron Mader leads a free, hands-on demonstration at the Paseo Verde Library. Please bring your smartphone or tablet. Check in and share book sale goodness …

Find something new

Poster The US National Park Service was created on August 25, 1916, when President Woodrow Wilson signed the National Park Service Act. Each year the park service, friends and fans celebrate this anniversary. 2018 marks the 102nd anniversary, prompting this year’s slogan: find something new for 102. Find a park near you or special events …

Captive Lion Breeding and Canned Lion Hunting: Damaging Brand South Africa?

Cover image New report: Captive Lion Breeding, Canned Lion Hunting and the Lion Bone Trade: Damaging Brand South Africa, published by the Campaign Against Canned Hunting (CACH) UK — http://www.cannedlion.org –, in association with a Netherlands based NGO and partner of CACH, SPOTS — www.stichtingspots.nl — is having ever-widening negative ramifications for Brand South Africa. …

Mexico’s Friendship Route = Ruta de la Amistad

Photo: Facebook Mexico City – Patronato Ruta de la Amistad A.C. (Board of Trustees for The Friendship Route Ltd.) was founded in 1994 by Luis Javier de la Torre González and Javier Ramírez Campuzano in their altruistic search for restoring, conserving, and spreading knowledge about this legacy from the Cultural Olympics by inviting Embassies, and …

August 19 is World Photography Day

Photo: NASA Goddard, Earth August 19 is World Photography Day, a day to pay homage to the history of photography, celebrate the present and leave a positive trail for the future. World Photography Day originates from the invention of the daguerreotype, a photographic processes developed by Louis Daguerre. On January 9, 1839 The French Academy of Sciences announced the …