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Notations On Our World (Special Friday Edition): GEN (Ret.) David H. Petraeus - Conflict

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Notations On Our World (Special Edition): On The California Heatwave

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  California is expected to experience extreme heat in the upcoming days. Summer heat waves can be dangerous, especially for people who may be more sensitive to the heat. That includes young children, older adults, people with chronic diseases, outdoor workers, people who are unhoused, and those who are pregnant.   As California undergoes more frequent and severe heat waves, Governor Gavin Newsom recently announced the  ready.ca.gov ,  a new, one-stop shop for Californians to prepare for emergencies and extreme weather. The new website is part of  Listos California , which is a state effort that connects communities with resources before, during and after emergencies. In addition,  the Department of Public Health has created a  Heat & Summer Safety toolkit  to provide resources and communication tools that can be shared.   There are four simple ways to help keep your family and community safe this summer: Stay Cool (During the Hottest Times of the Day)  If you are getting too hot,

On Our "Virtual Route 66" (Final Month-End Edition): On A Stoic Perspective

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  Our team is privileged to present A stoic sense of hope as we hope we can continue to live up to expectations--and as we look forward to the continued privilege to serve:   We can say unequivocally that Marcus Aurelius was a collector of stories regarding people’s goodness. He took the time to write these things down so he would remember them and be inspired by them, so he could model his life after them. These stories made him better, reminded him of what his most important job in life was—to be a good person and work for the common good.  He was “choosing his Cato’s,”  as Seneca advised, finding the models to measure himself against. Read:  Let These Make You Better ​ YOUTUBE TAKEAWAY OF THE WEEK: ​ In a recent video on  the Daily Stoic YouTube Channel , Ryan Holiday shares valuable Stoic truths from acclaimed guests of The Daily Stoic Podcast, such as Matthew McConaughey, Alexander Ludvig, and Tim Ferriss: “We have to be less impressed and more involved to give more of ourselves t

On Our World: On This Memorial Day Weekend 2024 Here in the United States

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On Our "Virtual Route 66" This Week: #RandomThoughts Courtesy the World Bank

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  The World Bank's new Knowledge Compact builds on our expertise gained over decades of development work to transform our approach to knowledge. FIND OUT MORE Week’s Highlights Digital Opportunities in African Businesses A new IFC report explores how African firms can better leverage digital technologies to help their businesses become more productive and profitable. SEE REPORT New Data on 2023 Private Sector Infrastructure Investment World Bank data show that the private sector pumped $86 billion into infrastructure in low- and middle-income countries last year. READ MORE Event: Achieving Net Zero Emissions in the Agrifood System Join us May 22 for this event, which will explore findings from the recent Recipe for a Livable Planet report and the most cost-effective ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions across the agrifood sector. SIGN UP NOW In Focus IDA's Role in an Increasingly Complex Global Aid Architecture The World Bank's IDA is the partner of choice to tackle chal