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Helicopter Tracking Shot Of New Women’s World Champion Road Cyclist Deserves Oscar

26.09.2020 12:03

Social media is going into overdrive for a truly stunning tracking shot of the eventual winner of the women’s road race at the UCI Road Cycling World Championships in Italy, September 26.

From: www.forbes.com

Reporter lost International Women of Courage award for criticising Trump

26.09.2020 11:31


* Jessikka Aro was to receive recognition in March 2019 * Senator says administration ‘sought to stifle dissent’The US state department “owes an apology” to a Finnish journalist who saw the International Women of Courage Award, bestowed in part for her work on Russia, taken away because she criticised Donald Trump on social media, a prominent senator said.“Secretary [of state Mike] Pompeo should have honored a courageous journalist willing to stand up to Kremlin propaganda,” said Bob Menendez of New Jersey, the ranking Democrat on the Senate foreign relations committee, about Jessikka Aro, an investigative reporter.“Instead, his department sought to stifle dissent to avoid upsetting a president who, day after day, tries to take pages out of [Vladimir] Putin’s playbook. The state department owes Ms Aro an apology.”Aro was due to receive the award in March 2019. Rescinding it, the state department insisted she had not been a finalist and blamed the confusion on a “regrettable error”.But Foreign Policy magazine reported that Aro was punished “after US officials went through [her] social media posts and found she had also frequently criticized President Donald Trump”.Menendez said the posts concerned “President Trump’s ‘fake news’ attacks on the media”. In one tweet, Aro said Trump and Putin’s summit in Helsinki in July 2018 meant “Finnish people can protest them both. Sweet”.On Friday, the state department Office of the Inspector General confirmed criticism of Trump caused Aro to lose the award.CNN quoted its report as saying: “Every person interviewed in connection with this matter acknowledged that had [the Office of Global Women’s Issues] not highlighted her social media posts as problematic, Ms Aro would have received the IWOC award.”According to the OIG, ambassador to Finland Robert Pence said that “although he appreciated Ms Aro’s work, the risk of embarrassment to the first lady [Melania Trump] and the department was too great to have her appear on stage at the awards ceremony.”In March last year, the ambassador, a Republican donor not related to vice-president Mike Pence, told the Senate committee he had not been “worried” by Aro’s posts. The then acting director of the Office of Global Women’s Issues said the posts had “not really” caused the withdrawal of the award.Menendez condemned the Trump administration for “misleading the public and Congress”.The state department did not immediately apologise.Aro told CNN: “In my heart I feel like an international woman of courage. That the Trump administration can’t take away from me.”

Molly Russell social media material 'too difficult to look at'

26.09.2020 6:46

The 14-year-old killed herself in 2017 after viewing graphic images on social media.

From: www.bbc.co.uk

New Instagrammer David Attenborough breaks Jennifer Aniston's record to attract one million followers in shortest time

26.09.2020 3:23

September 26, 2020 3:23 PM
LONDON (AFP) - British television naturalist David Attenborough joined Instagram on Thursday (Sept 24) at the age of 94, quickly racking up more than one million followers in four hours and 44 minutes. He broke Hollywood actress Jennifer Aniston's record for the fastest time to reach a million followers on the social media platform.

From: www.straitstimes.com

Cadets among 22 people killed in Ukraine military plane crash

25.09.2020 22:16


At least 22 people including military cadets were killed and two others seriously injured on Friday when a Ukrainian air force plane crashed near Kharkiv in the east of the country, the interior ministry said. Deputy Interior Minister Anton Gerashchenko confirmed the death toll to AFP, describing the incident as a "shock", and saying that the cause of the crash was being investigated. Footage of the crash released by officials on social media showed the smouldering remains of the Antonov-26 transport plane. Most of the dead were students of the Kharkiv National Air Force University, the air force said in a statement. There were 27 people on board, 20 cadets and seven crew. Twenty-two have been confirmed dead, two are injured and "the search for three more people continues", the emergency services said. The injured are in a "critical" condition, regional governor Oleksiy Kucher said on Facebook. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky described the crash as a "terrible tragedy" and said he would travel to the Kharkiv region on Saturday.

From: news.yahoo.com

Tory Lanez Beefing with Rick Ross, Brings Up Breonna Taylor

25.09.2020 20:21

Tory Lanez is making lots of enemies with his album release, slash denial about allegedly shooting Megan Thee Stallion ... because now he's also beefing with the boss. Rick Ross and Tory exchanged jabs on social media Friday ... with Rick throwing...

From: www.tmz.com

Trump supporter on fake Biden video: It was a really good laugh

25.09.2020 20:21

At a Trump rally in Bemidji, Minnesota, last Friday, grievances against social media platforms Twitter and Facebook were a common refrain.

From: rss.cnn.com

TikTok Ban: Is This The Weekend That The App Finally Begins To Die?

25.09.2020 18:18

It's another weekend of unknowns as the the social media company faces a ban on new downloads starting Sunday night.

From: www.forbes.com

TikTok Ban: Is This The Weekend That The App Finally Begins To Die?

25.09.2020 16:01

It's another weekend of unknowns as the the social media company faces a ban on new downloads starting Sunday night.

From: www.forbes.com

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