African nations see Facebook, Instagram outages

South Africans were among the global citizens complaining Thursday that their access to Instagram was down, as a service outage for Facebook and the Facebook-owned platform popped up in dozens of countries. The Messenger service also appeared to be affected. “We’re aware that some people are currently having trouble accessing Facebook’s family of apps, including Instagram. We’re working to get things back to normal as quickly as possible,” the company said in a message posted on rival Twitter, where many users went to see what was going on. Instagram said…

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HOW CAN JAMAICANS ALLOW THE CHINESE TAKEOVER?

Date: November 28, 2019 4 Views [embedded content] Jamaicans the world over definitely need to absorb this very powerful thought provoking dialogue that will leave no stone of ignorance unturned, while many will agree and disagree, one will have to commend our guest for sharing his perspectives in an uncensored and bold fashion. There are so many fallacies that are pushed on us and we accept them on face value because we’ve blindly been trained to trust in the age old institutions that were created to brainwash us into servitude…

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Cultivating Unconditional Self-Worth

When a person demands perfection of herself or himself, anything less can feel like failure. Adia Gooden knows this from experience. In addition to her work as a staff psychologist at the University of Chicago, she’s learned in her own life how to break negative thought patterns and live more freely. She shares those lessons in her talk: “Cultivating Unconditional Self-Worth.” Gooden is a licensed clinical psychologist. She earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Stanford University and her doctorate in clinical community psychology from DePaul College of Science and…

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Man Kills Chicago College Student Because She Ignored His Advances, Police Say

It’s an experience not unfamiliar to many women: walking past, and ignoring, a stranger’s catcalls. It’s so common that our responses are automatic—a sharp retort, maybe, or an exasperated eye roll. Many of us show no reaction at all, turning up the music in our headphones or continuing to stare straight ahead at the path in front of us; expecting that in a few steps, the nonsense, the awkwardness, the feeling of trespass, will be drowned out. That is not what happened to 19-year-old Ruth George, a sophomore at the…

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Algerian election clashes continue as Bensalah warns of ‘foreign interference’

With just two weeks before elections, protesters in Algeria showed no signs of stopping on Wednesday as stone-throwing crowds clashed with security forces using tear gas outside one candidate’s meeting site. Agence France Presse reports the presidential candidate, former prime minister Ali Benflis, held his meeting some 90 kilometers outside of Algiers but was greeted by more of the demonstrations that have marked the North African nation since February. That’s when activists and Algerian youth began a campaign to oust the aging and fragile President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, the 82-year-old who…

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