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How cell phone data can help redesign cities

A treasure trove of mobility data from devices like smartphones has allowed the field of "city science" to blossom.I recently was part of team that compared mobility patterns in Brazilian and American cities.We found that, in many cities, low-income and high-income residents rarely travel to the same geographic locations. Such segregation has major implications for urban design. Almost 55 percent of the world's seven billion people live in cities. And unless the COVID-19 pandemic puts a serious...
Tags: Google, Big Data, Boston, Singapore, Atlanta, Smartphones, Cities, United States, Innovation, Brazil, Rochester, Demographics, Detroit, Bogota Colombia, Louisville Kentucky, Rochester New York

JetBlue and American are launching 24 new routes as the two airlines expand their partnership

American Airlines and JetBlue Airways aircraft. NYC Russ/ JetBlue Airways and American Airlines are expanding their "Northeast Alliance." JetBlue is adding flights to seven new cities and launching 17 new routes from New York and Boston. American will add seven new routes, including a non-stop flight between New York and India. See more stories on Insider's business page. JetBlue Airways and American Airlines are once again expanding their partnership in what they call...
Tags: New York, Boston, Air Canada, India, US, Trends, Canada, Vancouver, Newark, Louisiana, Jfk, West Coast, East Coast, Jetblue, Laguardia, Laguardia Airport

Interview With Janet Skeslien Charles, Author of The Paris Library

I  am happy to publish my interview with Janet Skeslien Charles, author of the bestselling book, The Paris Library, which was the selection for my Eye Prefer Paris Book of the Month for February 2021. If you haven’t read the book yet, I highly recommend it, it’s an inspiring story that will  rewake  you to the importance of books.  CLICK HERE to order your copy of The Paris Library. How did you come up with the idea to write The Paris Library?   I’m interested in journeys. Gro...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, Books, Florida, Interviews, Montana, France, Nazis, Ukraine, Library, Paris, Red Cross, Odessa, Lily, Bogota Colombia, Reeder

Painful to watch / Assez douloureux à voir?

THE ORIGINAL? DCI / Viral Pre-Roll Video – 2018 “Now that your hands are touching your balls, check them” Click here to watch the TV Commercial Agency : Unknown LESS ORIGINAL Ligua Colombiana Contra El Cancer – 2021 “Check them before it hurts” Click the image to enlarge Source : Agency : Sancho BBDO Bogota (Colombia) [Author: Joe La Pompe]
Tags: Health, Cancer, Advertising, Skateboard, Bogota Colombia, Pharmaceutical, Sancho, Rampe, Print & Outdoor, Joe La Pompe, TV and Viral, Skate, Chute, Diagnostic, Auto Diagnostic, Autodiagnostic

Spirit Airlines is adding 7 new low-cost leisure routes across the US with 2 new destinations - here's the full list

A Spirit Airlines Airbus A319. Spirit Spirit Airlines is adding Milwaukee and Louisville, Kentucky to its route network later in 2021.  Daily flights will operate to Los Angeles, Orlando, and Las Vegas from both cities. Spirit is still reporting financial losses but is expected to recover quickly after the pandemic.  Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Spirit Airlines will fly to more cities in America's heartland later in 2021. The ultra-low-cost carrier this week anno...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, News, Milwaukee, Planes, US, America, Los Angeles, Trends, Spirit, Airbus, Las Vegas, Newark, Southwest Airlines, Caribbean, United Airlines

Treinta announces $500k+ in funding for its microbusiness financial app

Treinta, a startup that is part of the Winter 2021 Y Combinator cohort, announced this morning that it has raised north of half a million dollars for its bookkeeping and inventory management software aimed at Latin American small businesses. The capital was raised between a small friends-and-family round, Y Combinator’s investment in Treinta, and another $220,000 that it closed in in early 2021. The company, based in Bogotá, Colombia and currently sporting a team of 13, is working to bring digit...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Y Combinator, Tech, Colombia, Brazil, Latin America, Bogota Colombia, Treinta, Lluís Cañadell Treinta, Cañadell

The US is finally joining the push for global vaccine access. It's almost certainly not going to be enough.

A health worker prepares a syringe before applying it to the patient during a vaccination drill in Bogota, Colombia, in January 2021. Guillermo Legaria/Getty Images President Biden committed the US to COVAX, the scheme to help poorer nations get vaccines. But the project is already struggling, and the details of the US contribution are vague. Experts see the scheme as the bare minimum, that will leave deep inequality even if it works. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. As ...
Tags: Politics, Science, London, Washington Post, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Getty Images, Canada, News UK, Who, World Health Organization, Geneva, University of Pennsylvania, Pfizer, Biden

Higher COVID-19 mortality among certain groups in Colombia linked to structural inequalities

Researchers at the Ministry of Health and Social Protection in Bogotá, Colombia, provided evidence of socioeconomic inequalities in COVID-19 deaths in terms of age, sex, ethnicity, type of health insurance regime, and socioeconomic status.
Tags: Health, Colombia, Bogota Colombia, Ministry of Health and Social Protection

The Monday Roundup: Child traffic trauma, Bidens on bikes, cycling fashion, and more

Welcome to the week. Today’s Monday Roundup is made possible by Splendid Cycles, who reminds you to check out their BIG Year-end Bike Sale for great deals on electric bikes from Xtracycle, Tern, Larry vs Harry, and more. Here are the most notable items we came across in the past seven days… You mad Nike?: The sports apparel juggernaut spent over $900,000 to help kill the Metro transportation funding measure. Bidens on bikes: TMZ has video of President-elect Joe Biden and First Lady-to-be...
Tags: Florida, London, White House, Nike, Eu, Sport, Joe Biden, Features, Front Page, Cycling, Netherlands, Harry, Biden, Delaware, Metro, Bogota Colombia

3 win Nobel medicine prize for discovering hepatitis C virus

By DAVID KEYTON and FRANK JORDANS | Associated Press STOCKHOLM — Americans Harvey J. Alter and Charles M. Rice and British-born scientist Michael Houghton jointly won the Nobel Prize for medicine on Monday for their discovery of the hepatitis C virus, a major source of liver disease that affects millions worldwide. Announcing the prize in Stockholm, the Nobel Committee noted that the trio’s work identified a major source of blood-borne hepatitis that couldn’t be explained by the previously disco...
Tags: Health, New York, Science, London, News, Medicine, California, Sport, World news, Ap, Canada, Britain, Soccer, Egypt, Pakistan, World Health Organization

Inside Google's $100 million bet on American Well

Welcome to Dispensed Daily, your daily dose of healthcare news from Business Insider's healthcare editor Lydia Ramsey Pflanzer and the healthcare team. Subscribe here to get this newsletter in your inbox every weekday. Hollis Johnson/Business Insider Hello,Today in healthcare news: Telehealth company American Well is going public with a $100 million investment from Google, an analysis of financial earnings from insurance startups, and how recovered coronavirus patients can donate convale...
Tags: Google, Hong Kong, US, Trends, Red Cross, Fda, Cnbc, Clover Health, Bogota Colombia, American Well, Bright Health, Neuralink, Amwell, Teladoc, Megan Read, BLAKE DODGE

Hospitals and blood banks are running out of convalescent plasma for coronavirus patients — here's how to donate

A health worker collects plasma from a recovered coronavirus patient in Bogota, Colombia, on August 20, 2020. Juancho Torres/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images Demand for convalescent plasma is likely to keep rising now that the FDA has approved the treatment for emergency use.Hospitals, blood banks, and organizations like the Red Cross were already reporting shortages.Requirements for donating plasma are strict: Donors must have a clinical COVID-19 diagnosis and be symptom-free for at least two w...
Tags: Japan, Science, News, US, Trends, Ohio, Red Cross, Fda, Plasma, Mayo Clinic, Reuters, Bogota Colombia, American Red Cross, Takeda, New York California, Blood Transfusions

Álvaro Uribe’s Detention Deepens Colombia’s Divisions

Colombia’s most powerful politician is now under house arrest, drawing the country back into the pitched political battle it had been trying to overcome for years.
Tags: News, Colombia, Ivan, Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, Uribe, Alvaro, Politics And Government, Alvaro Uribe, Human Rights and Human Rights Violations, Bogota (Colombia, Duque

A Colombian Chef Shares His Secret to Better Empanadas

For even better flavor and texture in his masa, J. Kenji López-Alt borrowed a technique from the chef Carlos Gaviria: milling popcorn.
Tags: News, Popcorn, Kenji Lopez Alt, Gaviria, Cooking and Cookbooks, Bogota (Colombia, Empanadas, Carlos (Chef, Better Empanadas, Carlos Gaviria

The Meeting That Brings the International Desk Closer to Home

Stationed all over the world, my colleagues and I can feel isolated. But a weekly call that began because of the pandemic has provided a comforting support system.
Tags: News, China, Iraq, New York Times, Michael, Rubin, News and News Media, Baghdad (Iraq, Bogota (Colombia, Beirut (Lebanon, Slackman, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV, Alissa Johannsen

Authorities seize cocaine smuggled as arch supports in boots

Talk about marching powder... U.S.Customs and Border Protection officers intercepted 21 pounds of cocaine hidden in the arches of boots on their way from Bogota, Colombia to Haverstraw, New York. A drug dog named Betty sniffed out the contraband on a train as it passed through Cincinnati, Ohio. "After examining the package, officers noticed thick arch supports inside the boots," according to The cocaine is apparently worth almost half-a-million dollars. Those boots were ...
Tags: Post, News, Drugs, Cocaine, Smuggling, Customs, Crimes, Cincinnati, Border Protection, Bogota Colombia, Cincinnati Ohio, Betty, Smuggler's Blues, Haverstraw New York

In Latin America, the Pandemic Threatens Equality Like Never Before

Over the past two decades, inequality in Latin America had fallen to the lowest point in its recorded history. The pandemic threatens to reverse that. We traveled 1,000 miles across Colombia to document this critical moment.
Tags: News, Poverty, Colombia, Income Inequality, Latin America, Bogota (Colombia, Medellin (Colombia, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV, Inter-American Development Bank, Pandemic Threatens Equality Like Never Before

Neu auf Netflix: Auf diese Serien & Filme kannst du dich im Juli freuen

Sommer hin oder her: Es gibt Tage, an denen hast du einfach keine Lust, rauszugehen. Und das ist auch überhaupt nicht schlimm. Denn wenn du mal einen kompletten Samstag auf dem Sofa verbracht hast, schätzt du die frische Luft und ein bisschen Bewegung am Sonntag sicher umso mehr. Abgesehen davon ist die Wetterlage aktuell ja eh ziemlich wechselhaft und da ist es nie verkehrt, einen Plan B für die Freizeitplanung zu haben – nur für den Fall, dass der BBQ-Abend buchstäblich ins Wasser fällt. Und d...
Tags: Hong Kong, Chuck, Fashion, Music, Japan, Hbo, New York, Salma Hayek, California, Mexico, Boston, Nazis, Iraq, Russia, Berlin, India

Fuad Reveiz never made excuses as he found footing with Vikings

Born in Bogota, Colombia, his family moved to Miami when he was 11. A friend saw Fuad Reveiz kicking a soccer ball and talked him into trying football.
Tags: Miami, Vikings, Bogota Colombia, Fuad Reveiz

A One-Time Rebel of Colombia’s War Seeks Her Place in Peacetime

María Alexandra Marín says she joined the leftist FARC guerrillas at age 15 to escape machismo. Adjusting to civilian life has not been easy.
Tags: News, Colombia, Farc, Santos, Ivan, Hernandez, Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, Juan Manuel, Defense and Military Forces, Bogota (Colombia, Duque, Seusis Pausivas (Jesus Santrich, María Alexandra Marín

To Beat the Virus, Colombia Tries Separating Men and Women

As the virus hits Latin America, countries are trying different approaches to keep people off the street. In Bogotá, men and women are only allowed out on alternate days.
Tags: Gender, News, Latin America, Bogota, Quarantines, Bogota (Colombia, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV

A Visual Trek Through the Sweltering Jungle: In Search of Colombia’s ‘Lost City’

Ciudad Perdida, an ancient city that predates Machu Picchu by several hundred years, has become one of South America’s most rewarding adventure destinations.
Tags: News, Colombia, South America, Machu Picchu, Ciudad Perdida, Eco-Tourism, Travel and Vacations, Archaeology and Anthropology, Kidnapping and Hostages, Bogota (Colombia, National Liberation Army (Colombia, Machu Picchu (Peru

China-to-NY ventilator shipment shows coronavirus supply scramble

By JENNIFER PELTZ, AMY FORLITI and DAVID RISING NEW YORK — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Saturday the Chinese government was facilitating a shipment of 1,000 donated ventilators to his state, highlighting the extreme measures leaders are taking in what has become a cutthroat scramble to independently secure enough lifesaving devices during the coronavirus pandemic. In a sign of the disorganized response to the global crisis, Cuomo went out of his way to praise the collaboration of the Chinese ...
Tags: Europe, New York, News, Mexico, France, Oregon, China, Massachusetts, Berlin, India, New York City, Africa, Narendra Modi, Los Angeles, Spain, Sport

In Ecuador, Families Wait With Their Dead Loved Ones As Bodies Pile Up

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Daniel Larrea died Monday after a week of high fever, struggling to breathe and steadily turning blue. Then a new nightmare began for his family. No one in their city on Ecuador’s Pacific coast would pick up his body. “We wrapped him up in black plastic,” Larrea’s wife, Karina, said Wednesday. “He’s here in the living room.” Hospitals are turning away patients and bodies are being left on streets and in homes for days in Guayaquil, a normally bustling city of 2.6 million...
Tags: South Korea, News, Germany, Singapore, Spain, Italy, Ecuador, Latin America, Quito, Bogota Colombia, Pacific Coast, Karina, Ministry of Public Health, Pan American Health Organization, Acosta, Guayaquil

How Comedians Are Adapting to Entertain Fans While Self-Isolating

On March 11, comedian Jim Gaffigan was in Bogotá, Colombia, in the midst of his worldwide Pale Tourist tour when he received a call from his manager that Argentina was closing its borders in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, and his upcoming show there was canceled. He had a choice: fly to São Paulo, Brazil, for […]
Tags: Stephen Colbert, Features, Argentina, Trevor Noah, Jim Gaffigan, Sao Paulo Brazil, Bogota Colombia, John Mulaney, Mike Birbiglia, Jeff Dunham

Bogotá’s Cacophony Is Hushed by Virus as Congested Streets Empty Out

In normal times, Colombia’s crowded capital reverberates with never-ending noise. But under quarantine, the city was overtaken by an extraordinary sound: silence.
Tags: News, Colombia, Latin America, Bogota, Quarantines, Bogota (Colombia, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV

Capturing a World of Emptiness

How a team of photographers documented the quiet desolation of cities during the pandemic.
Tags: Art, Twitter, Photography, News, Germany, Masks, Social Media, Colombia, New York Times, New Jersey, Epidemics, Brazil, South America, Ny, Politics And Government, London (England

Fakt oder fake: Welche Mythen über das Coronavirus sind wahr?

Travelers wearing face masks at Bogota’s El Dorado airport in :Bogota, Colombia, on March 12, 2020. President of Colombia Ivan Duque has declared on Thursday 12th a health emergency to avoid the spread of the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), the measures include a restriction on large gatherings larger than 500 people and prison visits, football matches will proceed behind closed doors, suspension of transit and disembarking cruise ships. (Photo by Diego Cuevas/NurPhoto via Getty Images) Di...
Tags: Fashion, Music, China, Colombia, Stanford University, Bogota, Kontakt, Bogota Colombia, El Dorado, Corona, Gegen, Leiter, Stanford Medicine, Zeiten, Rolle, Aber

Special Episode: The Mixed-Up Brothers of Bogotá

How two sets of twins, scrambled at birth, had their lives changed in an instant.
Tags: News, Colombia, Bogota, Susan, Books and Literature, Dominus, Bogota (Colombia

Audio Series: Ten Past Noon

Our   audio series "The Authors Read. We Listen."  was hatched in a NYC club during BEA back in 2012. It's a fun little series, where authors record themselves reading an excerpt from their own novels, in their own voices, the way their stories were meant to be heard. In light of all the social distancing and recommended reduction to group events, I put out a tweet yesterday letting the small press literary world know that my blog is at their beck and call. We're happy...
Tags: Books, Brown University, Boston Massachusetts, Bogota Colombia, Tucker Lieberman, Eunuchry Tucker, Boston University Originally, Arturo Serrano, Edward Cumming