Organizers of this summer's World Cup in South Africa have not done enough to accommodate the local population and have been insensitive to local traditions.
Organizers of this summer's World Cup in South Africa have not done enough to accommodate the local population and have been insensitive to local traditions. "In May 2002, the Federation of International Football Associations decided to rotate the hosting of the World Cup tournament to a different continent every year. Football, or soccer, as it is known across the Atlantic, is the most popular sport in Africa and many of the continent's brightest players are in European leagues. It was therefore rather appropriate that Africa was chosen to host the 2010 tournament. South Africa, Morocco, Tunisia and Egypt bid for the tournament but it became clear early on that South Africa - endowed with stable infrastructure and which has hosted a number of successful international tournaments in the past decade - was going to be chosen."
We are constantly trying to force the world to look like us — we need to move on.
- When the Berlin Wall fell in 1989, many Americans jumped for joy. At the time, some believed there weren't going to be any more political disagreements anywhere in the world. They thought American democracy had won the "war of ideas."
- American exceptionalism has sought to create a world order that's really a mirror image of ourselves — a liberal world order founded on the DNA of American thinking. To many abroad this looks like ethnic chauvinism.
- We need to move on from this way of thinking, and consider that sometimes "problem-solving," in global affairs, means the world makes us look like how it wants to be.
Scientists make an important discovery for the future of computing.
- Researchers find a new state of matter called "topological superconductivity".
- The state can lead to important advancements in quantum computing.
- Utilizing special particles that emerge during this state can lead to error-free data storage and blazing calculation speed.
French newspapers report that the trial hasn't lived up to expectations.
- The French government initially invested in a rural solar roadway in 2016.
- French newspapers report that the trial hasn't lived up to expectations.
- Solar panel "paved" roadways are proving to be inefficient and too expensive.