Facebook and Twitter will attempt to label misleading content while directing users to good information from reliable news sources.
PETALING JAYA, Dec 4 — A woman in Terengganu has set out to help those on a tight budget by selling breakfast items for just RM1 at her stall in Kampung Tasik Padang Khabor. Nurul Hidayu...
A chilly breeze whirls through New Delhi in the mornings and the sun is partly obscured by toxic haze, a marker of another winter in the Indian capital. The perpetually busy arterial highways that connect most northern Indian towns to this city of 29 million people now pulse to the cries of “Inquilab Zindabad” — “Long live the revolution.” Tens and thousands of farmers with distinctive, colorful turbans and long, flowing beards have descended upon the city's borders, choking highways in giant demonstrations against new farming laws that they say will open them to corporate exploitation.
Margao (Goa) [India], December 4 (ANI): ATK Mohun Bagan clinched their third win in the seventh season of Indian Super League (ISL) through a stoppage-time winner from Roy Krishna but Odisha FC coach Stuart Baxter feels his side was not unlucky as they played quite brilliantly.
Dec.04 -- Brenda Harvey, general manager for Asia Pacific at International Business Machines Corp., talks about its quantum computer, which was made available to the public in 2016, its cloud business, the company's new report titled "COVID-19 and the future of business," and diversity in the workforce. Amazon.com Inc. is laying the groundwork for a quantum computer, deepening efforts to harness technology that can crunch in seconds vast amounts of data that take even the most powerful supercomputers hours or days to process. Harvey spoke on December 2 on "Bloomberg Daybreak: Asia."
IPOH, Dec 4 — The Perak Perikatan Nasional (PN) should not remain the state government as the vote of confidence against its mentri besar showed it was “fragile,” said the rival Pakatan...
The WTA is planning to start the 2021 season in the first week of January outside Australia before the players travel to Melbourne for quarantine ahead of the Grand Slam, women's tour chief Steve Simon told Reuters. The Australian Open looks likely to be pushed back from its scheduled Jan. 18 start as Tennis Australia (TA) continue talks with local government over COVID-19 protocols to be established for Melbourne Park. Negotiations over when the players arrive in Australia and what they will be allowed to do during their 14 days of quarantine have dragged out over the last few weeks but Simon was confident the tournament would go ahead.
A cyclone that brought heavy rain to parts of southern India and neighbouring Sri Lanka has weakened into a "practically stationary" deep depression, India's weather office said on Friday. It was not immediately clear how much damage the rains caused in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu, which had declared a government holiday in some areas and urged people to stay at home ahead of the cyclone. A cyclone that lashed Tamil Nadu last week killed 23, uprooting trees and cutting power and communication links.
Ian Taylor has helped bring the America's Cup to life for TV viewers since 1992 but he is slightly worried that the secret designs and sheer speed of the boats for next year's regatta may have left his computer graphics company in the dark. "We're testing all the data and software from next week," Animation Research's Taylor told Reuters by telephone from Dunedin. Animation Research's graphics have been credited by sailing commentators with helping the casual fan follow the event, with the package showing real-time animations of racing.
Snakes have found a safe space in Myanmar - a global hub for the illegal wildlife trade. For five years, this Buddhist temple in the city of Yangon has been taking in pythons and cobras and vipers otherwise destined for the black market. The sanctuary is run by Wilatha, a monk at the temple. "I always check on their health every morning. I feel from the bottom of my heart that they are my sons and daughters." The snakes are usually caught in or near homes, brought here by members of the community. According to Buddhist beliefs, saving a life will earn them 'merit,' though Wilatha's mission has an environmental angle, as well. "If I don't save these snakes and shelter them here, these snakes will be sold off in the black market. If so, the python would be extinct in Myanmar in the future. I believe that losing even one animal species will cause problems to nature. Even though we don't know specifically about their benefit to nature, the species are helping our environment." Conservationists say snakes are often smuggled to neighboring countries like China and Thailand, where they're eaten or used to make traditional medicine. The International Union for Conservation of Nature has sounded the alarm about their shrinking numbers, listing the Burmese python as "vulnerable" in Southeast Asia. Wilatha has made it part of his job to get the residents of his sanctuary back to the wild. Working with the forest authority, he releases those he feels are ready, hoping they are never caught again.
Julen Lopetegui may not have been successful at his previous club Real Madrid, but he can be satisfied in reviving current club Sevilla.
The sister of a Thai pro-democracy activist who rights groups say was abducted by unknown gunmen in Cambodia called on Friday for authorities to solve the case after holding a Buddhist prayer ceremony to mark six months since his disappearance. Wanchalearm Satsaksit, 37, was bundled into a vehicle in front of his Phnom Penh apartment in June, New York-based Human Rights Watch said. Cambodian police have previously said they were unaware a kidnapping had taken place.
Recently retired pro handed Europe-based, part-time position
Meeting the UK's legal target to cut emissions to net zero to curb climate change is a "colossal challenge", the National Audit Office (NAO) has warned, with people needing to eat less meat and drive electric cars to achieve it. The UK has enshrined the goal to reach net zero emissions by 2050 in law, which means cutting greenhouse gases as much as possible and offsetting remaining pollution by planting trees or using technology to capture carbon. In a report looking at the Government's arrangements for achieving net zero, the official spending watchdog warned it was significantly more challenging than the previous target to cut emissions by 80% by mid century - which the UK is not on track to meet. The NAO said the costs of achieving net zero were highly uncertain. But the costs of failing to act would be far greater because of the need to adapt to substantial changes in climate, such as building flood defences and dealing with the impacts on health of higher temperatures, the report said. The NAO also said the Government needs to spearhead a "concerted national effort" to achieve net zero, which would be likely to involve widespread changes to people's lives such as driving electric cars or eating less meat.
Though he's not as wealthy as his billionaire friend Warren, with whom he shares a surname though not DNA, Jimmy Buffett hasn’t done too poorly from epitomizing the lifestyle of an escapist beach bum -- as best described by his still-in-rotation 1977 hit “Margaritaville.” With a business empire based largely on his Margaritaville Café restaurant […]
When I think of “Euphoria,” I think of neon lights, glitter smeared across bleary eyes, dizzying camera angles betraying the disoriented teenage mania that fuels it. I think of Rue (Zendaya) staring across a crowded room at Jules (Hunter Schaefer) with such palpable longing that it hurts. I think of the stunning last moments of […]
Harsh penalties for possessing cannabis include death. This article, UN’s reclassification of cannabis as less dangerous drug won’t change Malaysian laws: Home Minister, originally appeared on Coconuts, Asia's leading alternative media company.
For a man obsessed with winning, President Donald Trump is losing a lot. The president and his allies continue to mount new cases, recycling the same baseless claims, even after Trump’s own attorney general declared the Justice Department had uncovered no widespread fraud. "This will continue to be a losing strategy, and in a way it's even bad for him: He gets to re-lose the election numerous times," said Kent Greenfield, a professor at Boston College Law School.
A 35-year-old Yangon man is in custody today after allegedly stabbing his father to death for loving his brother more – then killing his brother too. Ko Ko Htwe, 35, is accused of killing has father Tuesday in a fit of rage at his home in Yangon’s Kamayut Township before confronting his brother and stabbing ... This article, Very resentful Yangon man stabs dad, brother to death, originally appeared on Coconuts, Asia's leading alternative media company.
“Black Panther” star Letitia Wright, who plays tech genius (and T’Challa’s sister) Shuri in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, had fans upset on Thursday night after she shared an antivaxxer video on Twitter and then began tweeting in apparent support of the position.We’ve embedded some of those tweets as screenshots below. See them on Twitter here, and here.For those who don’t know, “Antivaxxer” is a portmanteau describing people who adhere to a broad range of unfounded conspiracy theories about vaccinations (anti-vaccine). The movement, which grew primarily thanks to a thoroughly debunked scientific fraud that falsely asserted vaccination played a role in autism and also incorporates other false claims, has gained widespread support over the last 20 years with extremely dangerous consequences.For instance, the return of deadly diseases previously believed to be largely eliminated has been directly linked to a rise in antivaxxer adherents, including multiple outbreaks of measles, tetanus, and even polio. In fact, there was a 30% increase in measles worldwide in 2019, which health experts directly attribute to growing opposition to vaccines.Also Read: LA Theaters to Stay Closed for 3 More Weeks as COVID-19 Cases Continue to RiseIn short, the growing popularity of anti-vaccination conspiracy theories is literally killing people. Which probably explains why so many of Wright’s fans took issue when she shared a video attempting to discourage people from taking COVID-19 vaccines, and then continued to defend the position in disagreements about it with her followers.Wright’s initial tweet was quickly ratio’d — i.e., when replies to a tweet vastly outnumber likes or retweets, almost always an indicator the majority of people object to what was said — as people flocked to essentially beg her to recant. Many pointed out that the video she shared also included transphobic and climate denialist content. Other simply pointed out the irresponsibility of encouraging people not to get vaccinated in the middle of a plague. And activist and author Mikki Kendall explained in a lengthy thread her views on the dangers of conspiracy theories and the people who peddle them, which we’ve embedded in full below.But a great many just expressed their disappointment through jokes and mockery.Wright frequently responded to people, but curiously she also occasionally liked tweets calling for her to be fired or for “Black Panther 2” to be canceled.Representatives for Marvel and Wright didn’t immediately respond to requests for comment from TheWrap. Wright’s Marvel Cinematic Universe coworker Don Cheadle initially quote tweeted her saying “Bye Letitia,” a pun on the phrase “Bye, Felicia” usually used to dismiss unpleasant people. However in a series of follow up tweets Cheadle insisted he meant no ill will and considers Wright “my lil sis.”See more reactions below.Why is Shuri trying to kill her career lol— MCUfeld (@MCUfeld) December 4, 2020Ryan Coogler re-writing the Black Panther script for the third time because Letitia Wright pic.twitter.com/C9q8fj6O0P— thiccTurtles (@Thiccturtles_) December 4, 2020All right. This is the stock answer for celebrities who don’t care about the harm and misinformation theyre spreading. Lost cause. https://t.co/mU3foUBFEk— Untitled Brooke Obie Project (@BrookeObie) December 4, 2020i thought Shuri was the smartest character in the MCU 💀 https://t.co/7dkAGCEsic— Geek Man SaveDaredevil (@Geek_Mann_) December 4, 2020shuri originally cured bucky with essential oils but marvel removed that scene— Desus Nice (@desusnice) December 4, 2020if you told me. that in 2020. SHURI would be arguing under my tweet that a pandemic vaccine is demonic.— born singer seokjin⁷ (@shookytwts) December 4, 2020The fact that someone who plays a scientist/doctor in one of the highest grossing films of all time is an anti-vaxxer is camp!! https://t.co/NWfGSgzdsU— Phillip (@MajorPhilebrity) December 4, 2020There's a lot of profit in conspiracy theories which is one of the reasons so many con artists use them. They're dangerous precisely because they rely on twisting an ugly history. Virologists and epidemiologists are generally outside the public eye so they don't build trust well— ❄Mikki Kendall❄ (@Karnythia) December 4, 2020But (and this is the thing that matters) while racial bias has obviously not been eradicated, much better laws and protective guidelines are in place now than at any point in human history. And the Modern vaccine has a great success rate https://t.co/a4pmGAJn7Z— ❄Mikki Kendall❄ (@Karnythia) December 4, 2020And listen, pharma companies have only themselves to blame for a lot of what we're seeing now. There's a great piece about this from last year that is focused on anti vaxxers in general but it applies now too https://t.co/QDaB9Mfy41— ❄Mikki Kendall❄ (@Karnythia) December 4, 2020Read original story ‘Black Panther’ Star Letitia Wright Angers Fans With Anti-Vaccine Tweets At TheWrap
Paula and Anthony Hunter spun off their catering service into a restaurant serving Italian food with a “touch of soul” right before the coronavirus hit. Now, hit with a recent statewide order closing restaurants to indoor dining until mid-December, the couple is hoping for another round of federal aid to hang on until a vaccine arrives. “Just a few more months, you know, get us through this,” said Paula Hunter, who owns the Black Italian restaurant along with her husband.