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Morning News Podcast: UAE & Bahrain Peace With Israel, Insurance Payouts

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was in Washington yesterday to commemorate new peace accords with UAE and Bahrain – the first Arab states in a quarter century to normalize relations with Israel.

  • The peace accords between the Unite Arab Emirates and Israel could have major impacts on the future of the region, including possible compromises on Palestine and annexation of the West Bank.
  • Plus, what the civil disorder following the Black Lives Matter protests cost the insurance industry.
  • And, tips to ease Zoom fatigue.

Guests: Axios’ Jennifer Kingson, Eric Pandey and contributor Barak Ravid.

World Business: “The U.S. And China Battle Over Technology” (WSJ Video)

The tech battle between the U.S. and China has battered TikTok and Huawei and startled American companies that produce and sell in China. WSJ explains how Beijing is pouring money into high-tech chips as it wants to become self-sufficient.

Video/Illustration: George Downs/The Wall Street Journal

Morning News Podcast: U.S. Covid-19 Cases Exceed 5 Million, Eviction Crisis

NPR Up First podcastThe number of Covid-19 infections in the U.S. surpasses 5 million. Tens of millions of Americans could be evicted with the eviction ban lapsing. Plus, Hong Kong Publisher Jimmy Lai is arrested under China’s new national security law.

Top New Aerial Travel Videos: “Oregon – 4K”

Oregon is a state in the Pacific Northwest region on the West Coast of the United States. The Columbia River delineates much of Oregon’s northern boundary with Washington, while the Snake River delineates much of its eastern boundary with Idaho.

World News Podcast: Unemployment In America Rises, China Tensions And South Korean Recession

The Economist LogoThe Economist reports on the rise of American unemployment, tensions with China and South Korea falls into recession.

 

Space: UAE, China And USA Launch Missions To Mars – How Long Will It Take?

Why are there so many attempts to get to Mars at the moment? The United Arab Emirate’s Hope satellite was despatched last week and now China has launched its first rover mission to the red planet. Nasa’s Perseverance Rover is scheduled to take off on 30th July. Well, summer 2020 is a popular time for missions to the red planet because of the way the planets align – but how long does it take to get there? Landing on Mars is known as the “seven minutes of terror”, and there are lots of reasons why. Here BBC Science Correspondent Laura Foster explains how long it takes to get there and why it’s so difficult. Video by Megan Fisher, Terry Saunders and Laura Foster

New Adventures: “Parks, Peaks & Prairies Bicycle Route” – Yellowstone To Minneapolis (1,374 Miles)

Parks Peaks & Prairies Bicyle Route 1The Parks, Peaks, and Prairies Bicycle Route fulfills the request of so many cyclists visiting the ACA headquarters in Missoula for a northern connector between the TransAmerica Trail and the Northern Tier Bicycle Route — one that strings together the iconic American parks of Yellowstone, Devils Tower, Mt. Rushmore, Badlands, and the famous Black Hills of South Dakota.

But don’t expect the connection to come easily! Located nearly smack dab in the middle are the compact, yet formidable Black Hills. This small mountain range exhibits a network of rollercoasting, winding roads that can frequently rise to 10% grades for short durations.

Parks Peaks & Prairies Bicyle Route 2Many of these same roads are very popular for motorcyclists, especially in August for the world’s largest motorcycle rally centered in the nearby town of Sturgis. Roads and crowds notwithstanding, the Black Hills offers scenery and grandeur on a scale that may be surprising to the conventional out-of-state visitor.

The route begins in the gateway community of West Yellowstone, Montana and ends in the “City of Lakes” — Minneapolis, Minnesota. After riding 2.3 miles in Montana, the route enters Wyoming and Yellowstone National Park, which is renowned as America’s first national park. The route meanders past numerous geothermal hotspots, plunging waterfalls, and idyllic valleys teaming with wildlife.

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