Time Magazine International Edition May 24, 2021

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Time Magazine UK Ltd.
25 期号


a new path forward

A YEAR AGO, WE AT TIME STARTED TALKING about the ways we’ve fallen short. Soon after George Floyd was murdered in Minneapolis, staffers from across the organization began sharing painful memories of being mistreated in our workplace and demanding change. I called Edward, our editor-in-chief, whose words you usually read in this space, to ask if he would consider inviting the people in our newsroom who identify as Black, Indigenous and people of color to lead our coverage of racial justice. For all of our focus on telling stories about the need for diversity and inclusion, we needed a push toward centering the voices of our own staff in that work; this was just one of many shifts in perspective we’ve held one another accountable for making over the past year.…


WHAT YOU SAID ABOUT… 100 MOST INFLUENTIAL COMPANIES Leaders of companies named to TIME’s first ever list of the world’s most influential (May 10/May 17) had thoughts on the recognition. “Education has the power to reduce economic inequality,” wrote Duolingo CEO Luis von Ahn, adding that the language-learning company “will continue to do [its] part to help build a more equitable world.” On Twitter, General Motors CEO Mary Barra reiterated her call for “an all-electric future,” while Mads Nipper, CEO of renewable-energy company Orsted, promised to continue working “towards a world that runs entirely on green energy.” And on Instagram, Gro Intelligence CEO Sara Menker thanked her employees, writing that “having a brilliant, dedicated and mission-driven team… is everything.” ‘My biggest hope is this cover might inspire other little girls to think,…

for the record

‘How am I supposed to represent a country that doesn’t even represent me?’LIZ CAMBAGE, Australian WNBA player, in a May 6 Instagram story criticizing a promotional photo shoot for Australia’s Olympic and Paralympic teams that featured no athletes of color; after threatening to boycott the Tokyo Games, Cambage said she will participate 95 Age of Cecil Lockhart when he died on May 4. Lockhart’s liver was later donated to a woman in her 60s, making him the oldest organ donor in U.S. history ‘It is clear that China is failing to meet responsible standards regarding their space debris.’BILL NELSON, NASA administrator, in a May 8 statement on debris from the Chinese Long March 5B rocket, which splashed into the Indian Ocean on May 9 after an “uncontrolled re-entry” from orbit‘WE MUST SPEAK THE…

india’s disaster is a global crisis

HIGH IN THE THIN AIR OF THE MOUNT EVEREST Base Camp in Nepal, Sherpas and climbers used to walk freely from one group of tents to another, holding gatherings, singing and dancing. Now the Sherpas who escort climbers to the summit have a new job: enforcing unofficial social-distancing rules. “Climbing Everest is always a matter of life and death,” says Phunuru Sherpa. “But this year, the risk has been doubled due to COVID.” Already, dozens of people with suspected COVID-19 have been evacuated by helicopter. The outbreak reflects a broader one across Nepal, which shares a long, porous border with India. Daily confirmed cases in the Himalayan nation increased thirtyfold from April 11 to May 11, when 9,300 infections were recorded. It’s a grim omen of how India’s devastating COVID-19…

the u.s. birth rate dropped in 2020, but don’t blame it all on covid-19

ABOUT 142,000 FEWER BABIES WERE born in the U.S. in 2020 than in 2019, according to provisional figures from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released on May 5. In total, there were 3.6 million births in 2020, a 4% drop from 2019. Additionally, the general fertility rate also dropped 4% last year, to 55.8 births per 1,000 women ages 15 to 44 (who account for 99.7% of births). That rate set a record low for the country, according to the CDC. But unlike most health news pertaining to last year, the COVID-19 pandemic was not the primary cause for the decline. MISCONCEPTIONS While COVID-19 may have played some role in the number of births during the final weeks of the year, the overall picture is more indicative…

news ticker

NCAA exec supports athlete deals National Collegiate Athletic Association president Mark Emmert told the New York Times on May 8 that he would now recommend that colleges enact rules allowing student athletes to accept endorsement deals, in the face of new laws in Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi and New Mexico. Laos records first COVID-19 death More than a year into the pandemic, Laos recorded its first COVID-19-related death, on May 9, state media reported. The 53-year-old woman’s death comes amid a surge in cases in the country after the Lao New Year holiday, which took place in mid-April, and a wider wave of infections across Southeast Asia. Biden restores LGBTQ health protections The Biden Administration announced May 10 that it will protect gay and transgender people against sex discrimination in health care, reversing a Trump-era…