And in Gemert, Netherlands, what is believed to be the first concrete bridge in the world to be made by a 3-D printer was opened to the public, while in Guinea-Bissau, farmers are rejoicing over the soaring worldwide appetite for their No. 1 crop: cashews.
The film follows a 12-year-old boy (Oakes Fegley) and a 12-year-old girl (Millicent Simmonds) whose stories are told contrapuntally 50 years apart, his in the vibrantly colored New York City of 1977, hers in the black-and-white New York of 1927.
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And in Tampere, Finland, McDonald’s is testing its first vegan menu item, while members of Sierra Leone's National Scrabble Association team are seeking government or corporate assistance to be able to attend the World English Scrabble Players Association Championship in Kenya.
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And in the Congo, Belgian biologist Koen Hufkens is 'already a long way toward predicting the Congo forest’s future' thanks to a treasure trove of notebooks, while a fairy-tale rescue story could raise awareness of the plight of abandoned dogs on Mauritius.
The Italian high fashion house announced this week that its designs will no longer include animal fur in response to changing consumer tastes. Gucci joins other fashion houses striving for more ethical and humane luxury lines.
And in Ethiopia, designer Yamerote 'Yami' Mengistu is making and selling fashion merchandise in her native Ethiopia, attempting to provide gainful employment for Ethiopian women, while Irish golfer Adam Rolston has completed the longest golf hole in history.
The Monterey Jazz Festival, which took place this past September, inspired the legendary Monterey International Pop Music Festival and paved the way for events today like the popular Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival.
The host's success, observers say, comes from finding personal connections to complex policies, and talking through partisan issues such as health care and gun control just like an average voter trying to understand politics.