The United States said that Dalai Lama succession issue should be taken up in international bodies, including the United Nations, rejecting Chinese claim on deciding the on this issue."There are many people who follow the Dalai Lama and don't live in China. He is a well-known spiritual leader throughout the world and deserves respect and deserves the succession process picked by his faith community...," US Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom Samuel Brownback told reporters at a news conference here.Rejecting the Chinese claim, he reiterated that it was an issue that should be taken up in international bodies.Close The United States is going to keep pushing on that, said Brownback who was recently in Dharamshala and addressed the Tibetan community. related news China's Xi Jinping says wants to work out 'phase one' trade deal with US Tesla unveils first-ever electric pickup truck "He used to travel so much, was such a great spokesperson. I met him … [Read more...] about US says United Nations and other international bodies should take up the Dalai Lama succession issue
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From the food we eat to the products we use, consumers have never been savvier about the brands and companies they support. advertisement advertisement A 2015 report found that 66% of global consumers are willing to pay more for sustainable brands. The organic personal care market is projected to hit $25 billion by 2025. And organic food sales rose 5.9% in 2018, hitting nearly $48 billion. But as influential as purchasing power can be, it’s not, of course, the only answer to issues of public health and sustainability—and Netflix’s new docu-series Broken aims to uncover the tangled mess beneath some of the world’s most lucrative industries in four episodes. In “Big Vape,” Juul is put under a magnifying lens as the leader of the controversial e-cigarette boom that’s been fueled by fruity flavors and the commonly held belief that vaping is healthier than regular smoking (spoiler alert: not really). “Deadly Dressers” … [Read more...] about Netflix’s ‘Broken’ covers the tangled mess behind Juul, Ikea, and more of your favorite brands
Twitter has been testing its ‘Hide Replies’ feature for quite some time. The company has announced that starting today; all users will be able to hide replies.Twitter had started testing the moderation tool feature on its web and mobile platform. The initial test was limited to Canada in July but was extended to Japan within a couple of months.The company has made some changes in its moderation tool feature. The new feature will allow Twitter users to take further action after hiding a reply like blocking the replier too.Starting today, you can now hide replies to your Tweets. Out of sight, out of mind. pic.twitter.com/0Cfe4NMVPj— Twitter (@Twitter) November 21, 2019Close Twitter stated that while testing the feature, it was observed that people used to hide distracting and irrelevant replies. With the new moderation tool, Twitter wants to give more controls to the tweet author to hide responses from the main conversation that are off-topic. related news … [Read more...] about Twitter now allowing users to ‘Hide Replies’ worldwide
Nostalgia and pride are powerful motivators for philanthropy, which are how college endowments at the nation’s elite universities got as large as they are today. While thinking back fondly of your alma mater is common enough, now an ambitious new fundraising initiative is testing whether the same attitudes be harnessed to raise money for an institution that needs the cash even more: the New York City housing projects. advertisement advertisement “I take great pride in the fact that I’m a wonderful American dream story,” says Jeff Levine, a wealthy real estate developer who lives on Long Island with his wife and kids–a far cry from where he grew up. Recently, he got to take his children on a field trip to his stomping grounds as a child: his old apartment at Linden Houses in Brooklyn’s East New York neighborhood. Public housing is very different today than it was in the late 1950s and early 1960s when Levine resided there. At the time, … [Read more...] about Will Housing Project “Alumni” Give Back To A Crumbling System?
Elon Musk has finally revealed the Tesla Cybertruck, the company’s first electric pickup truck, to the world. If you’re a fan of 1980’s sci-fi design ala Blade Runner, you’ll probably think the truck looks pretty cool. advertisement Nobody *expects* the Cybertruck pic.twitter.com/khhYNFaVKs — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 22, 2019 Gonna tell my kids this is Knight Rider. #Cybertruck pic.twitter.com/e4Oqr6UJeS — Reed S. Albers (@ReedSAlbers) November 22, 2019 On the other hand, many have already taken to Twitter to poke fun at the truck’s…unique design… THANK YOU TESLA! I CAN FINALLY LIVE MY TEENAGE DREAMS ❤️❤️ pic.twitter.com/PgaoNKXdxa — A to the J (@he_cannot) November 22, 2019 Elon: ….andddd print.#Cybertruck #CYBRTRK pic.twitter.com/MMNO8Na03c — Ni (@Avo_NP) November 22, 2019 You built a truck out of a Delorean? #tesla #Cybertruck pic.twitter.com/zoyjiYAZdV — … [Read more...] about ‘Oh my f*cking god.’ Elon Musk’s Tesla Cybertruck reveal goes awkwardly wrong