Saturday, December 5, 2020

66 Million Cases

The world has galloped past 66 million cases! That’s how fast-spreading Covid-19 is. 

Tunisia has become country #67 to join the list of those with 100,000 cases or more. All these countries combined are contributing 96.1% and 96.9% of global infections and deaths respectively.


Just in case you’re interested to know, among ASEAN countries, only Indonesia (#20) and Philippines (#27) are in the said list.  

I came across a US news report in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that students have filed class action suits over the tuition they paid last spring to attend the Georgia Institute of Technology and the University of Georgia. 

The two lawsuits, filed in state court, say the students did not receive the full educational experience they anticipated when they paid their tuition. “You should not get the students’ money if you don’t provide the service”, Lee Parks, a lawyer representing the students, had said. 

I’m pretty sure there are students elsewhere in the country and in other parts of the world who would have submitted petitions for a partial return of the fees and even as a last resort, to embark on lawsuits too. And I believe they are justified to do so. 

Lee Chin Yee of EcoWorld Toastmasters Club has kindly submitted a promo video for World Speech Day 2021. It’s in Mandarin because I requested her to do so – primarily to illustrate that this public speaking event embraces inclusivity and diversity.


We don’t care what language you use because we aspire to reach out to everybody! We believe that if you have the freedom to speak in any language, you will be able to leverage on your full potential. 

Irrespective of who you are or where you're from, we want you to be part of our WSD community. We want your WSD experience to be built around equality, respect, and a sense of belonging. 

World Speech Day is for everybody! 

#unexpectedvoices #worldspeechday

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