Brexit: The End of the Beginning

After three-and-a-half years of rancour and delays, the UK finally leaves the EU. Here’s my take from Westminster on Brexit Day:

Apple Maps’ Crimea border shift highlights role of online map providers in defining statehood

Tech giant Apple recently changed the borders of Crimea for users of Apple Maps in Russia.

The border shift is highlighting the role of online map providers, including Google and Microsoft, in defining accepted international frontiers and sovereignty.

Read more here: http://globalnews.ca/news/6306941/apple-maps-crimea-statehood/

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Is flight shaming the next climate change conversation?

My three-part series on the conversation surrounding the climate change impact of commercial air travel. Read and watch here: https://globalnews.ca/news/5475837/flight-shaming-climate-change-emissions/

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http://globalnews.ca/video/5477440/campaign-takes-off-to-encourage-people-to-fly-less

https://globalnews.ca/video/5490634/taking-a-pass-on-gas-electric-planes-may-be-future-air-travel

http://globalnews.ca/video/5482146/how-to-make-air-travel-more-environmentally-friendly

 

Normandy school renamed after New Brunswick D-Day hero

How a Normandy village chose to recognise the bravery of Canadian solider Pte. Louis Valmont Roy on D-Day.  His sister and nephew travelled from Canada to unveil the new school name, 75 years after the soldier’s death.

Watch the full story here: https://globalnews.ca/news/5367370/normandy-school-renamed-new-brunswick-d-day-hero/

 

The complex history of deciding who can compete in sports as a woman

High-profile sports events are invariably divided into female and male categories, but human beings do not always fit into one of those categories.

The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights estimates that between 0.05 and 1.7 per cent of the population is born with intersex traits, also known as differences of sex development (DSD).

So, what happens to athletes who fall somewhere between the male and female categories?

https://globalnews.ca/news/5228689/sports-competition-women-caster-semenya-cas/

How the UK painted itself into a corner

Explaining why the UK is finding it so difficult to leave the EU.

The enduring spirit of St. Bride’s Church

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A feature report for BBC Radio 4’s Sunday programme, about the remarkable St. Bride’s Church of Fleet Street, London. (Click here. Report begins at 29:30)

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Courtesy: Christopher Ward