Photo: Damon Winter/The New York Times/DAMON WINTER/The New York Times/ When Laura Poitras co-founded First Look Media with Glenn Greenwald and Jeremy Scahill in 2013, the venture had immediate prestige: Poitras and Greenwald shared a Pulitzer Prize for their work at the Guardian on Edward Snowen’s NSA leaks, and Scahill’s reporting illuminated the excesses of the U.S. global war on terror. Now Scahill is the only co-founder who remains. Greenwald left in November, accusing the Intercept’s editors of “censorship,” claiming that the outlet had refused to publish a column concerning Hunter Biden’s business dealings, because they were in the tank for Biden. Intercept editor-in-chief Betsy Reed said Greenwald was making himself out to be a “victim, rather than a grown person throwing a tantrum,” she wrote in a scathing public statement. In January, Poitras announced that she, too, had left First Look — but not by choice. In an open letter, Poitras wrote the company fired after … [Read more...] about Why Did First Look Let Go of Laura Poitras?
Home Four wheelers oi-Rahul Nagaraj By Rahul Nagaraj Updated: Wednesday, February 24, 2021, 18:34 [IST] Back in December 2020, Nissan introduced their first B-SUV (compact-SUV) offering in the Indian market, the Magnite. The sub-4-metre SUV became an instant hit in the Indian market, registering over 32,000 bookings within the first month of its launch. The Nissan Magnite became a game-changer for the Japanese brand in the Indian market, with the company having to ramp up production to meet the growing demands for the SUV. To check it out, we recently were invited to the RNAIPL (Renault-Nissan Automotive India Private Limited) facility in Oragadam, Chennai, Tamil Nadu. RNAIPL Facility The RNAIPL production facility is part of the two brand's alliance and is used to manufacture vehicles for both Renault and Nissan. The facility is equally divided by the two brands, with their products being manufactured and assembled … [Read more...] about RNAIPL Factory Visit: An Inside Look At The Production Process Of The Nissan Magnite SUV
New Zealand charity Heart Kids has tapped into potentially deep global pockets by accepting donations from cryptocurrency owners . It has received three cryptocurrency donations totalling over $2000 in two months, said chief executive Mark Longbottom. That was a long way short of the $2 million a year the charity had to fundraise to operate, but he said it was a potentially lucrative source of revenue not affected by the global pandemic. Bitcoin has surged 400 per cent over the past year. Covid-19 made last year extremely difficult for charitie s, with the alert level changes disrupting fundraising across the board, from sausage sizzles to large scale street collections like the Cancer Society’s Daffodil Day. READ MORE: Bitcoin has gone mainstream – but it's still buyer beware Tesla invests $2b in bitcoin, will start accepting it as payment One Percent Collective proves a winner for Wellington charities Without wage subsidies and a bequest from a generous … [Read more...] about Bitcoin could give NZ charities global fundraising reach, says Heart Kids
January 10, 2013 08:20 Akira Back, touted as one of the top chefs in Las Vegas, has a wide following among politicians and celebrities such as Bill Clinton and Paris Hilton. He was recently nominated for the prestigious James Beard Foundation Awards, often called the "food Oscars" and named a "rising star" by American magazine Restaurant Hospitality. Back is the head chef of the prestigious Yellowtail Japanese Restaurant & Lounge at the Bellagio, Las Vegas. He said he is constantly sketching and dreaming up news dishes which are delicious and look great. He said his philosophy is to awaken customers to their sense of taste. Because of his unusual name -- suggested by a family friend when he was considering moving to Japan to play baseball while still in elementary school -- customers often mistakenly assume Back is Japanese. He was born in Seoul and moved to the U.S. at the age of 14 with his parents. With a strong interest in sports, he became passionate about … [Read more...] about Korean Chef Dreams of Global Chain
Privacy is a human right, Microsoft Corp.'s CEO Satya Nadella said Tuesday, even as he batted for global regulation on safety and privacy of data to make sure that tech products and services are safe to use. "So I look forward to a world where we do have, just after all we have food safety laws we have drug safety laws, there will be similarly I think rules and regulations (on data). Hopefully there is a global norm around," the India-born chief executive officer of the Seattle, US-based firm said during a virtual interactive session with Telangana IT and Industries Minister KT Rama Rao at BioAsia 2021. "One thing that I would hope for is that we don't fragment. We are able to—whether on privacy or safety—bring together a set of global rules that will allow all of us to both comply and make sure that we know what we build is safe to use." According to Nadella, regulations are in place and initiatives such as General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) are spreading … [Read more...] about Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella bats for global rules on data privacy