Scholars Request Fapesp Scholarship Extension and Covid-19 Impact Study – 02/17/2021 – Science

Fapesp Fellows (São Paulo Research Foundation) are dissatisfied with the institution’s efforts to mitigate the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic on their research. Fapesp is responsible for most of the research funding in Brazil. In addition to awarding scholarships and grants for research in the graduate college, the agency also finances large infrastructure projects in … Read more

Ecuador suspends vote recount and protests by indigenous leaders – 17/02/2021 – Worldwide

With almost all of the votes counted, the National Electoral Council (CNE) of Ecuador on Tuesday (16) suspended the recount of the first round of the presidential election, requested by the left-wing indigenous leader Yaku Pérez, who accuses fraud. “This plenary session of the CNE, unfortunately, does not respond to the request, neither approves nor … Read more

Conservative American broadcaster Rush Limbaugh dies at 70 – 2/17/2021 – Worldwide

Rush Limbaugh, the tirelessly provocative voice of conservative America that has dominated radio programming for over 30 years, with specific attacks on liberals, Democrats, feminists, environmentalists and other moving targets, died Wednesday at the age of 70. His wife, Kathryn, said the cause was lung cancer. Limbaugh announced in his program last February that he … Read more

In his first speech, the new Italian Prime Minister promises reforms and opportunities for young people and women – 17/02/2021 – Worldwide

The new Italian Prime Minister, Mario Draghi, defended structural reforms in his first speech to “offer a better and fairer country to our children and grandchildren”. Some of them, he said, “concern problems which have been open for decades, but which should not be overlooked”. The emphasis is on insecurity in regulations and public investment … Read more

The rapper’s prison revives the debate on freedom of expression and takes thousands of people to the streets in Spain – 02/17/2021 – Worldwide

To comply with a court ruling, rapper Pablo Hasél, 32, should have surrendered to the police last Friday (12). He would then serve a nine-month prison sentence in 2018 as punishment for the crime of glorifying terrorism and insulting Spanish royalty. Instead, Hasél joined a group of supporters and took refuge in the building of … Read more

Prince Philip, husband of Queen Elizabeth, admitted to hospital in UK – 17/02/2021 – Worldwide

Prince Philip, 99, of the United Kingdom, was admitted to a hospital on Tuesday (16), as a precaution after illness, which has nothing to do with Covid-19. Philip, husband of Queen Elizabeth II, entered King Edward’s 7th Hospital in London, according to a royal family source heard by Reuters. “The admission of the duke [de … Read more