David Smith

David J. Smith has over 30 years’ experience as a consultant, lawyer, mediator, professor, trainer, senior manager, career coach, and author. He supports educators, youth, and professionals in promoting civic, conflict, and peacebuilding awareness.

Jupiter Is Eating Other Planets, Say, Scientists

They don’t call Jupiter “King of Planets” for nothing. It’s massive, really heavy, and now scientists think it ate chunks of other planets to get as big as it is.
That’s right, the gas giant named after Greek and Roman gods is thought to have absorbed a series of small “planetesimals” en route to claiming its place as the biggest planet in the solar system.

Apple Will Be Forced To Use USB-C Charger

The European Commission, the executive arm of the European Union, is going to force smartphone manufacturers like Apple and other electronics makers to equip their devices with a standard USB-C charging port. EU lawmakers on Tuesday, June 7 agreed to a single mobile charging port for mobile phones, tablets, laptops, and cameras. The equipment makers will have to comply with the new terms by 2024.

By Restocking Its Gas Storage, The EU Hopes To Cut Its Reliance On Russia

According to Wednesday’s proposal, the European Union has increased the capacity of all natural gas storage facilities in its 27 member nations to at least 80% for next winter as part of its efforts to reduce its reliance on Russian natural gas. Prior to a two-day summit of EU leaders, the European Commission said the

President Biden To Announce U.S. Supreme Court Pick Friday At White House

President Biden To Announce U.S. Supreme Court Pick Friday At White House

In accordance with two people familiar with the process, President Biden plans to announce his Supreme Court nominee at the White House on Friday. The announcement would set up a confirmation battle in the closely divided Senate since Biden promised during the 2020 presidential election campaign to nominate the nation’s first Black woman to serve

India Approves Biological E. COVID Shot For 12-18-Year-Olds At Emergency Levels

India Approves Biological E. COVID Shot For 12-18-Year-Olds At Emergency Levels

Indian vaccine manufacturer Biological E. Ltd. announced on Monday its COVID-19 vaccine had received emergency approval for use in children between the ages of 12 and 18. So far, India has only started immunizing children over the age of 15. Approximately 76 million children between 15 and 17 have been inoculated primarily with Covaxin, according

G20 Finance Leaders Urge Care In Unwinding Pandemic Support

G20 Finance Leaders Urge Care In Unwinding Pandemic Support

A number of finance officials from the world’s biggest economies called for a cautious and well-coordinated approach to dealing with the pandemic recovery. During an online news conference, Warjiyo told reporters that we need a well coordinated and well thought out normalization policy was necessary to support the global financial system. In their G-20 meeting,

German Officials Probe Hate Speech Over Police Killing

German Officials Probe Hate Speech Over Police Killing

BERLIN (AP) — Authorities in Germany say they have identified nearly 400 instances of online hate speech related to last week’s killing of two police officers, a shooting that the suspects, who were poaching wild animals, apparently carried out to cover up the fact they had been killing them. Officials in Rhineland-Palatinate said that 102

Israeli Defense Chief Meets Jordanian King In Reset Of Ties

Israeli Defense Chief Meets Jordanian King In Reset Of Ties

On Wednesday, Jordan’s king met with Israel’s defense minister, both sides said, as part of efforts to reset relations between the two countries. The two talked about “security and policy topics,” the Benny Gantz office reported. Gantz “welcomed the growing relationship between Jordan and the current Israeli government.” Both discussed “keeping the calm in Palestinian

Germany To Limit Private Gatherings To 10 People - Draft Document

Germany To Limit Private Gatherings To 10 People – Draft Document

As part of Reuters’ draft proposal, the dose of COVID-19 vaccine or recovery from it should be limited to ten people who attended private gatherings from December 28. Children will be exempt from the limit for both outdoor and indoor gatherings, according to the draft statement, though they will be constrained if they are under

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Biden Travels To Missouri To Highlight U.S. Infrastructure Law

On Wednesday, United States President Joe Biden will travel to Kansas City, Missouri for a conference that is designed specifically with the goal of bringing attention his $1 trillion program in place aimed at investing into infrastructure across America- and he plans on making it happen. Vice President Joe Biden will visit the Kansas City

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Joe Biden HIV/AIDS Strategy Calls Racism ‘Public Health Threat’

The Biden administration has released a new HIV/AIDS strategy that defines racism as “a public health threat.” The world must recognize the growing epidemic and work to end it together. The strategy released Wednesday on World AIDS Day is meant to serve as a framework for how the American administration plans its policies, research programs

Face Masks Again Mandatory In England Amid Variant Spread

Face Masks Again Mandatory In England Amid Variant Spread

The government has announced that they will enforce stricter laws against masks worn while also making sure people do not wear them too often or where there’s a lot going on like crowded trains because this could lead other passengers astray about what type of germs are still active within their body. From Tuesday morning,

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