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Sunday, 3 June 2018

What we’re tracking on 03 June 2018

We are officially past the halfway mark in Ramadan, meaning it is not unseemly to start making Eid and / or summer vacation plans. Just sayin’.

President Abdel Fattah El Sisi was sworn in yesterday, marking the start of his second term in office. Speculation about a possible cabinet shuffle will begin any instant now.

Of random interest only to us: One of the smartest, wittiest human beings we know marks a birthday today. Meanwhile, the resident 10-year-old ‘graduates’ this morning from elementary school. We’re verklempt. She joins her cousin, who graduated high school this weekend in front of the Pyramids. For, verily, we are old.

Speaking of age, part I… Fortysomethings are taking power in developed economies, but here in emerging markets, we’re clinging to “seasoned politicians,” the Financial Times writes.

Speaking of age, part II… Canon has sold its last film camera. It was an EOS-1V. For the one of us whose on staff whose professional career began with a film camera in one hand and a reporter’s notebook in the other, it’s the end of an era. Petapixel has the basics.

Speaking of wit: The Financial Times thinks “being funny at work is good for business.” That we think business and humor go together should not surprise even the newest of readers. But the FT’s “here’s how you make a joke” recipe is, well, stiff.

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