In Context Content Updates

Biography in Context

  • Five new spotlights for May went live on the homepage this week:
    • Legendary American baseball slugger Babe Ruth
    • Journalist and talk show host Julie Chen (Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month — USA)
    • First Lady Michelle Obama, featuring her “Let’s Move” campaign (Physical Fitness and Sports Month — USA)
    • Recently re-elected Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
    • The late Robert N. Noyce, co-inventor of the integrated circuit and a co-founder of Intel Corporation (National Inventors Month — USA)
  • Featured Homepage Video: This month’s featured video highlights former U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower, who was a five-star general during World War II. It is a nod to VE Day (Victory in Europe Day) on May 8, 1945. This year marks 70 years since the end of the second world war in Europe.
  • Launched 11 new portals including:
    • Aharon Appelfeld, Israeli novelist
    • Ansel Elgort, American actor, who was recently in “The Fault in Our Stars” and “Insurgent”

Global Issues in Context

  • A new portal was launched on the Earthquake in Nepal 2015
  • A new video was added to the homepage with President Obama discussing the United States’ relationship with Israel.
  • 51 portal pages have been updated this week including:
    • Biodiversity
    • Boko Haram
    • Drones and Unmanned Security Robots
    • Drug Trafficking
    • Endangered Species
    • Espionage
    • Organized Crime
    • U.S. Presidential Election 2016

Canada in Context

  • The homepage has been updated to highlight the new pages as well as the anniversary of the Winnipeg General Strike and Victoria Day.
  • 2 new portal pages:
    • Anne of Green Gables (spotlighted on the homepage)
    • Euthanasia in Canada
  • 2 portals have been updated:
    • Frederick Banting
    • Michael Ignatieff
  • A new homepage video is featured: “Undercover police operations target drivers with cellphones in hand” from the CBC.

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