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Food Waste Problem Needs Better Data: UN Report

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A lot of food is wasted around the world, and the United Nations says it needs better data to determine just how much.     Citing the environmental impact of food production, the U.N. says understanding the scope of food waste is crucial.   Despite the lack of data, the U.N. estimates in its report […]

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Hospitalized Prince Philip Has Successful Heart Procedure

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Prince Philip has had a successful heart procedure at a London hospital and is expected to remain for several days of “rest and recuperation,” Buckingham Palace said Thursday. The palace said the 99-year-old husband of Queen Elizabeth II “underwent a successful procedure for a pre-existing heart condition at St Bartholomew’s Hospital.” “His royal highness will […]

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Seattle Struggles with Protest Signage: Art? Or Graffiti?

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With this past year’s city-shaking protests and quarantine closures, shops in cities across the country have been boarded up. In Seattle and other American cities, the plywood, – along with walls, sidewalks and even roads – have become a canvas for artists. As life gradually returns to normal, one question lingers: what will happen to […]

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List of Key Golden Globe Winners

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Here are the winners in key categories for the 78th Golden Globe Awards, which were handed out on Sunday.  “Nomadland” boosted its Oscars momentum by taking home the prizes for best drama film and best director for Chloe Zhao.  On the comedy side, “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm” was named best musical or comedy film, and Sacha Baron […]

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Diversity, Netflix Dominate Golden Globes as ‘Nomadland’ Wins Best Drama Movie

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Drama “Nomadland” and satire “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm” won movie honors at the Golden Globes on Sunday in a mostly virtual bicoastal ceremony that was marked by impassioned calls for more diversity and the dominance of Netflix.  “Nomadland,” a moving drama about van dwellers in recession-hit America from Searchlight Pictures, also took the best director prize for Chinese-born Chloe Zhao. It made Zhao only […]

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Black British Actors Triumph in Early Golden Globe Awards

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Black British actors Daniel Kaluuya and John Boyega, and animated movie “Soul,” were among the early winners at Sunday’s virtual Golden Globes ceremony, which took place under a cloud following a furor over diversity. Kaluuya won best supporting actor for his role as Black Panther activist Fred Hampton in “Judas and the Black Messiah.” “This […]

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Archaeologists Find Intact Ceremonial Chariot Near Pompeii 

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Officials at the Pompeii archaeological site in Italy announced Saturday the discovery of an intact ceremonial chariot, one of several important discoveries made in the same area outside the park near Naples following an investigation into an illegal dig. The chariot, with its iron elements, bronze decorations and mineralized wooden remains, was found in the […]

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AG: Olympics Gymnastics Coach, Charged with Dozens of Crimes, Dies by Suicide

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A former U.S. Olympics gymnastics coach with ties to disgraced sports doctor Larry Nassar died by suicide Thursday after being charged with two dozen crimes, including forms of human trafficking, Michigan’s attorney general said.  The announcement from Attorney General Dana Nessel came about three hours after a news conference where Nessel announced that John Geddert was […]

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Beat Poet, Publisher Lawrence Ferlinghetti Dies at 101

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Lawrence Ferlinghetti, the poet, publisher, bookseller and activist who helped launch the Beat movement in the 1950s and embody its curious and rebellious spirit well into the 21st century, has died at age 101.  Ferlinghetti, a San Francisco institution, died Monday at his home, his son Lorenzo Ferlinghetti said. A month shy of his 102nd […]

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Golfer Tiger Woods Involved in Serious Car Crash

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Professional golfer Tiger Woods was involved in a serious car accident Tuesday, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.  The car reportedly rolled over near Ranchos Palos Verdes, California, and Woods had to be extracted from the wreckage.  Video footage of the crash scene showed a vehicle on its side in a ditch at […]

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Grammy-Winning Duo Daft Punk Break Up After 28 years

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Grammy-winning electronic music pioneers Daft Punk have announced that they are breaking up after 28 years. The helmet-wearing French duo shared the news Monday in an 8-minute video called “Epilogue.” Kathryn Frazier, the band’s longtime publicist, confirmed the break up for The Associated Press. Daft Punk, comprised of Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo, have […]

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South African Medics to Row Northwest Passage From Canada to Alaska

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Two South African medics are swapping their medical gear for oars as they train for a risky 4,000-kilometer (2,500-mile) journey by rowboat through the Arctic Northwest Passage. If the 14-member team finishes the trip — across the north of Canada to Alaska — they will make history, as all attempts to row the icy waters have failed.  “Nobody conquers a passage there,” said Leven Brown, the expedition leader. ”The ocean allows you to pass. And there is a […]

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Much of US Facing Frigid, Stormy Weather 

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Millions of people in the United States are facing frigid, stormy weather, although the number of people without power in the southwestern state of Texas dropped below a half million on Thursday for the first time in four days. Electricity in Texas, the country’s second-biggest state, was restored to about 2.5 million people. The head […]

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Former Athlete Replaces Tokyo Olympics Chief

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Former Japanese athlete Seiko Hashimoto has become the new president of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics organizing committee after Yoshiro Mori resigned following sexist remarks about women.   Hashimoto, a 56-year-old lawmaker in Japan’s ruling party, participated in seven Summer and Winter Olympics as a skater and a cyclist.     She was named president of […]

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Survey: Black Americans Attend Church and Pray More Often

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Black Americans attend church more regularly than Americans overall, and pray more often. Most attend churches that are predominantly Black, yet many would like those congregations to become racially diverse. There is broad respect for Black churches’ historical role in seeking racial equality, coupled with a widespread perception they have lost influence in recent decades.  […]

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South Africa Holds International Art Festival Despite COVID Pandemic

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South Africa has held (Feb 10-14) its annual International Public Art Festival (IPAF), despite the COVID-19 pandemic and social distancing measures. Turnout was low but those attending welcomed the street festival as a chance to get out of the house. Vinicius Assis reports from Cape Town. Produced by: Jason Godman   Camera: Vinicius Assis details ⇒ BusinessMediaguide.Com portal […]

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Convicted Spanish Rapper Arrested in Free Speech Case

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Spanish rapper Pablo Hasél was arrested Tuesday after a 24-hour standoff between him and his free speech supporters on one side and Catalan anti-riot police on the other.  Along with more than 50 supporters, Hásel barricaded himself in rectorate building of Lleida University, located some 160 kilometers west of Barcelona, to resist reporting to serve […]

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New Orleans Hosts a Very Different Mardi Gras

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“Our Big Chief told us he doesn’t want us out there this Mardi Gras because of COVID,” Aaron “Flagboy Giz” Hartley told VOA. “He said it wasn’t safe for our members or for the public watching us.” Until this year, Hartley took part in a festive New Orleans tradition dating back to the 1800s, the […]

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UK’s Chief Mouser Celebrates 10 Years On the Prowl

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Larry the cat, a four-legged inhabitant of London’s 10 Downing St., is marking a decade as Britain’s mouse-catcher in chief on Monday.   The tabby cat was recruited by then-Prime Minister David Cameron to deal with a pack of rats seen scuttling close to the British leader’s official residence and entered Downing Street on Feb. […]

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Ancient Mass Production Brewery Uncovered in Egypt 

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Archaeologists have discovered a 5,000-year-old brewery that could produce thousands of liters of beer in the ancient Egyptian city of Abydos, Egypt’s Tourism and Antiquities Ministry said.  The site in Egypt’s Sohag Governorate likely dates back to the reign of King Narmer around 3,100 BC, the ministry said in a statement on Saturday.  Dr. Matthew […]

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Cloning Diamonds: An Art and Rare Skill

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Diamond cloning is said to be a vocation, an artform and a rare skill. New York artist John Hatleberg creates precise reproductions of famous diamonds, but one copy became his life’s work – the Blue Diamond of the French Crown. Vladimir Lenski has the story, narrated by Anna Rice. Camera: Aleksandr Barash and Natalia Latukhina […]

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Rights Groups Urge Boycott of 2022 Winter Games in China

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Plugged In-Myanmar Democracy in Peril The United States is levying new sanctions on Myanmar’s military following its takeover of the country’s government on February 1, placing Aung San Suu Kyi under house arrest and ending a nearly 10-year experiment in democracy. Plugged In with Greta Van Susteren examines the situation with Derek Mitchell, former U.S. ambassador to […]

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Tokyo Olympics Chief Reportedly To Quit after Sexist Remarks

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The president of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics organizing committee reportedly will resign after making sexist remarks about women that were disclosed to media.   Japan’s Kyodo news agency and other news outlets, citing unnamed sources, reported Thursday that Yoshiro Mori would step down on Friday after concluding he could not let the ensuing controversy continue. […]

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Oscars Ceremony Will be Filmed Live from Various Locations, Including Hollywood

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The Oscars ceremony, delayed until April 25 due to the coronavirus pandemic that has rocked the entire film industry, will be broadcast live from “multiple sites,” including Hollywood, the Academy announced on Wednesday. Despite the COVID-19 epidemic, which still places restrictions on the Los Angeles area, “the Academy is determined to present an Oscar ceremony […]