Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan Saturday corrected press reports stating his grandiose new palace had 1,000 rooms, saying it actually boasts 1,150.
“You don’t cut corners when it comes to the prestige” of a nation, Erdogan told a business audience in Istanbul. “Let me tell you it has at least 1,150 rooms, not 1,000 as people say.”
The presidential palace, built in a suburb of the capital Ankara at a cost of around 490 million euros ($615 million), covers some 200,000 square meters – more than 30 times the size of the White House and bigger even than France’s majestic Palace of Versailles.
via Erdogan: Palace has 1,150 rooms, not a mere 1,000 | News , Middle East | THE DAILY STAR.
Although many of the protests of 2011 — the year of Occupy Wall Street — have faded, Chilean students and workers managed to win many of their demands. This experience offers important lessons for popular movements struggling for similar goals around the world. By focusing on tangible demands, making broad partnerships, and linking to the larger platform of economic inequality, Chilean protesters changed the rules of the game.
via Chilean Activists Change the Rules of the Game | Inter Press Service.
Surprise! Music helps productivity. I can attest to that right this moment. I may not be using today’s infographic’s recommended pop genre, but Vulfpeck just lets my productivity flow.
via The Low-Down on Music’s Impact on Our Productivity [infographic].
Two doctors have died on the same day after contracting Ebola in Sierra Leone, the government said on Saturday, bringing to nine the number of medics killed by the virus.
They are among hundreds of healthcare workers to die treating patients infected in the deadly outbreak, which appears to be stabilizing in Guinea and Liberia but is still spreading at an alarming rate in Sierra Leone.
via Two Sierra Leone Ebola doctors die in one day – Al Arabiya News.