Monthly Archives: May 2021

Māori leader removed from New Zealand parliament after performing haka

Rawiri Waititi interjected while Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern was taking questions from lawmakers on Wednesday, accusing the country’s opposition party of “racist propaganda and rhetoric.” After a tense exchange with the Speaker, which resulted in his microphone being turned off, Waititi began the traditional Māori haka and was asked to …

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Why is one of Cuba’s most rebellious artists still isolated in a government hospital?

Artist and activist Luis Manuel Otero Alcántara was on day eight of a hunger strike protesting what he said was a campaign of Cuban government harassment against him when, before dawn, health officials transported him to a government hospital. His fellow dissidents say Otero Alcántara was taken for treatment against …

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Chickens are in short supply. Blame Tyson’s roosters

The meat processor, which sells poultry along with beef and pork, said that its chicken volumes have been low in part because the roosters it uses for breeding are not meeting expectations. “We’re changing out a male that, quite frankly, we made a bad decision on,” said Donnie King, Tyson’s …

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IBM CEO: America needs a NASA-like agency to prevent future pipeline attacks

The company is also a prominent voice in the fight against hackers — like the ones that took down the Colonial Pipeline over the weekend. And Krishna is one of several prominent Indian CEOs of a major American tech company. Like his peers, Krishna and IBM (IBM) are working closely …

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Analysis: China and Russia want to vaccinate the developing world before the West. It’s brought them closer than ever

Bobo Lo, an expert on China-Russia relations and former deputy head of mission at Australia’s embassy in Moscow, said both Moscow and Beijing saw an opportunity for geopolitical gains in the pandemic, winning favor and influence for their autocratic systems. “It’s useful to them to point out that the West …

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NATO exercises sweep Europe amid Russian escalation, rising tensions between Moscow and US | CNN Politics

(CNN) —   Lit only by an orange floodlight, a single file of camouflaged men crept along the wall of a small, dark Romanian port on the Black Sea. Suddenly, they opened fire on the two men guarding a darkened warehouse with broken windows. Moving past the fallen guards, an …

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Cannabis company growing weed in Colombia goes public in US

But a company named Flora Growth that went public on the Nasdaq on Tuesday is taking a different approach. Although headquartered in Toronto, its agricultural operations are in Colombia. And it cultivates cannabis the old-fashioned way: outdoors. Why? It’s a lot cheaper. It costs Flora Growth just 6 cents to …

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NBC will not air the next Golden Globes after diversity controversy

The network announced that it would not carry the show in 2022 after controversy surrounding the Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s lack of diversity and ethical questions related to financial benefits given to some members, such as a hotel stay in connection with an “Emily in Paris” junket. Those revelations, first …

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Starbucks has a new Frappuccino for the summer

The new menu item taps into the trend of customers “turning to nostalgic flavors inspired by past experiences” including fairs and amusement parks, the chain said in a statement. The Strawberry Funnel Cake Frappuccino blends strawberry puree and a whipped cream swirled with funnel cake flavors, which is then topped with powdered sugar …

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More than 30 bodies wash up on the banks of the Ganges River

Indian media quoted Ashok Kumar, a local official for the town of Chausa in Bihar state’s Buxar district, who corroborated reports of the discovery of bodies circulating on social media. However, Kumar told the Press Trust of India that authorities “cannot confirm whether the deceased were indeed COVID-19 positive.” CNN …

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