WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH

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democratic debate on cnn

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THE CANDIDATES

 Six candidates will take the stage in tonight's Democratic Debate

  • Former Vice President Joe Biden
  • Former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg
  • Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar
  • Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders
  • Businessman Tom Steyer
  • Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren

THE MODERATORS

Wolf Blitzer, CNN

Abby Phillip, CNN

Brianne Pfannerstiel, The Des Moines Register


THE VENUE

Drake University

Des Moines, Iowa

Time/Date

8p Central Time

TUES  JAN 14 2020

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ARMY SPECIALIST FROM CHICAGO AMONG THREE KILLED IN KENYA

   


January 6, 2020

STUTTGART, Germany — A U.S. Army specialist from the Chicago area was among three Americans killed in a weekend attack by al-Qaida-aligned militants in Kenya, according to his family.


According to John Vandiver in the Army magazine STARS AND STRIPES, Spc. Henry Mayfield Jr., 23, from the Chicago suburb of Hazel Crest, was killed in the Sunday morning attack, his family told Chicago’s NBC affiliate. “He loved his family and spending quality time with his siblings,” Mayfield’s mother, Carmoneta, told NBC 5 Sunday evening.


info: Regina Parker/Facebook


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YUVAL NOAH HARARI & NATALIE PORTMANN

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YUVAL NOAH HARARI 


Want to know the history of everything?  Or, at least everything we know so far?

Dr. Yuval Noah Harari, a lecturer at the Hebrew University at Jerusalem, wrote a book, primarily, for his students that turned into an international bestseller and, somehow, turned an expert on medieval warfare into the world's expert on the future.  Scour the internet, you'll be hard pressed to find any top university, convocation of government officials, or popular TV hosts worldwide who have not yet made the effort to either listen to or debate this author, whose books have, thus far, sold over 20 million copies.

In now three books, Sapiens, Homo Deus, and 21 Lessons for the 21st Century, Harari's audacity may not reside in asking new questions, but, in asking age old questions out loud.  Ironically, what reads as pessimism about our future...everyone's future...is hope-filled and his revelations about recent discoveries in biology and tech slaughtering our ideas of free-will have opened doors wider than ever to the idea that humankind can, simultaneously, solve problems local and global. 

TOKYO 2020

TOKYO 1964

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THE OLYMPIC GAMES

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1st Olympic Games held in Asia

1st To bar South Africa due to Apartheid 

1st Televised Internationally w/out tape

1st To be televised in color

THE OLYMPIC GAMES

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THE OLYMPIC GAMES

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3 CORE CONCEPTS

Achieving Personal Best

Unity In Diversity

Connecting To Tomorrow

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2020 TOKYO MASCOTS

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TOKYO 2020 MASCOTS

MIRAITOWA

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SOMEITY

2020 EMBLEM

NEW TO THE GAMES

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 In Japan, the chequered pattern became formally known as “ichimatsu moyo” in the Edo period (1603-1867), and this chequered design in the traditional Japanese colour of indigo blue expresses a refined elegance and sophistication that exemplifies Japan. 

2020 MEDALS

NEW TO THE GAMES

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So, you're Simone Biles or Michael Phelps how do you tell all your Olympic medals apart?  DESIGN. 

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NEW TO THE GAMES

NEW TO THE GAMES

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TOKYO 2020 

ROBOTS. POWER ASSIST SUITS

It's the 21st century and the venue is JAPAN...was there ever any doubt that Robots would make their Olympics debut and tech would be a winner?