Credit: Albert Oppong-Ansah / IPS Opinion Thursday, December 9, 2021 Inter Press Service Dec 09 (IPS) – Plastic waste of all shapes and sizes permeates the world’s oceans. It appears on beaches, fish and even in the Arctic sea ice. And a new report from the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine makes it clear that the United States is a big part of the problem. As the report shows, the US produces a…"Plastic garbage in the ocean is a global problem and the US is the main source: global problems"
Los Angeles looks a little different this time of year, with more flashy decor, people throwing more parties and of course even more Hustle and bustle. To celebrate this season, we asked eight LA illustrators to create their own take on the Southern California Christmas celebrations. And as a gift to you, readers, we’ve turned them into downloadable phone and computer wallpapers. Below you can meet any illustrator and choose which interpretation appeals to you…"8 festive (and free!) Holiday backgrounds"
Welcome to the Samsung Galaxy S21 update center. Here you will find the latest information on updates for the Samsung Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21 Plus and Galaxy S21 Ultra. We will detail the current software versions for each device and notify you if there is a new update. Samsung generally publishes updates for the entire series, but this may vary by variant and carrier. All three phones in the Galaxy S21 series launched with Android…"All the latest software updates in one place"
This analysis was presented in Critical State, a weekly foreign policy bulletin for Inkstick Media. Subscribe here. Last week, we examined the investigation into how members of the U.S.-led coalition in Afghanistan interpreted the idea of a “government-wide” counterinsurgency in that war. This week, we’ll look at what the WOG obsession approaches the U.S. wars in the mid-aughts has produced in modern public policy: an insistence on using WOG approaches to all sorts of problems.…"How do “government-wide” programs really work? Part II"
Activists of the Bangladesh General Council for the Preservation of Student Rights organized a protest rally to demand justice for Abrar Fahad. (Photo by Mamunur Rashid / NurPhoto via Getty Images) One student was beaten by 25 classmates for criticizing the Prime Minister of Bangladesh on social media. Twenty students were sentenced to death while five were sentenced to life in prison. The 21-year-old college student had posted a post on Facebook that went viral…"20 Bangladeshi students sentenced to death for brutal murder"
LEBANON (AP) – Lebanese authorities should release a self-employed American journalist who was arrested in Beirut last month and remains in custody even after a prosecutor decreed her release, two said on Wednesday. International human rights groups. Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International reported Nada Homsi’s arrest without a court order on November 16. It is not clear why he was beaten up and his arrest is now arbitrary, the groups said. Diala Chehade, Homsi’s…"Human rights groups demand the release of an American journalist in Lebanon"
Elon Musk’s problems are bigger and more important than yours. While most of us are consumed with our daily activities, Musk has been anointed by a higher power to save us all from ourselves. He is here to make sure eliminate car accidents, make traffic a thing of the past, sort out autism (your words, not mine), connecting human brains to machines, filling the night sky with satellites so everyone can access the internet, and…"Neuralink and Tesla have an artificial intelligence problem that Elon’s money can’t solve"
Hooray! December 1st is over and Christmas trees across the country are decked out in bay windows and entrances, waiting for a stack of deliciously wrapped gifts to adorn their base (why does that sound dirtier than intended …) Day itself officially begins. And while the trickier “What in the world can I buy Uncle Steve’s meat and two veggies” may have been resolved after the Black Friday sale, the next age-old question of how…"3 different styles of wrapping paper that Rowan Atkinson would be really proud of"
President Joe Biden signed an executive order on Tuesday (October 19th) that seeks to begin the work needed to address and eliminate racial disparities in U.S. education and, as a result, provide economic opportunities. The administration has led a working group of senior government agency officials to study and implement best practices that improve education and, ultimately, the financial performance of black Americans. The Order is entitled White House initiative to advance educational equity, Excellence…"President Biden announces executive order to close educational gap for black Americans"
Xiaomi 12 with Snapdragon 8 Gen1 goes into mass production. Moto Edge X30 to launch on December 9 in China Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen1 was recently announced as the next flagship chip that will power Android phones in 2022. While some Snapdragon 8 Gen1 phones are likely to launch sooner rather than later, few phone makers have already confirmed that they will launch their flagship phones in the next few weeks. The new Snapdragon 8…"All phones confirmed to launch with Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen1 chip"