Day: November 22, 2022

Overseas

Maglev train: China presents prototype that can reach speeds of 620 kilometers per hour

(CNN) — China has unveiled a prototype for a new high-speed maglev train that can reach speeds of 620 kilometers per hour. The train is powered by high-temperature superconducting energy (HTS), which makes it appear as if the train is levitating on the magnetized tracks. The sleek, 21-meter-long prototype was unveiled to media on Jan. […]

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Life & style

How cooking food and gathering feasts made us human

When you cook Thanksgiving dinner or just turn up to feast, you’re part of a long human history — one that predates our own species. Some scientists estimate that almost 2 million years ago, our early human cousins ​​used fire to cook their food, well before Homo sapiens appeared. And a recent study found what […]

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Business

A rail strike would have far-reaching effects on the US economy

American consumers and almost every industry will be impacted when freight trains grind to a halt next month. One of the biggest rail unions rejected its deal on Monday, joining three others who have not approved contracts over concerns about demanding schedules and a lack of paid sick time. That increases the risk of a […]

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Gadgets & technology

Celebrities are looking for exit strategies from Twitter

It’s become the usual refrain on Twitter these days – something along the lines of, “If this is the end, please find me at…” For some Twitter celebrities, particularly those involved in politics and crypto-finance, the platform’s potential demise under Elon Musk’s erratic leadership is a serious concern. “Follow me on Instagram @AOC as a […]

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Overseas

King Charles welcomes South Africa’s Ramaphosa for first state visit

King Charles on Tuesday made his first state visit since becoming Britain’s monarch, welcoming South African President Cyril Ramaphosa to Buckingham Palace. Charles, 74, introduced traditional pomp and ceremony for the first time as head of state as Britain seeks to strengthen ties with its biggest trading partner in Africa. Ramaphosa and his wife were […]

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Life & style

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Business

Indonesia’s GoTo reports a larger nine-month loss

Motorcyclists ride past a billboard advertising GoTo’s IPO on Friday, April 8, 2022 in Jakarta, Indonesia. GoTo, formed by Gojek’s merger with e-commerce pioneer Tokopedia, has raised $1.1 billion in one of the world’s biggest stock debuts of the year and is set to list in Jakarta on April 11. Dimas Ardian | Bloomberg | […]

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Health

NSW strike: Nurses, midwives lay off their jobs for 24 hours

Nurses and midwives will take to the streets in a 24-hour strike against a wage cap and staff conditions. Members of the NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) will leave the morning shift at 7am on Wednesday after repeatedly calling for safe staffing, better working conditions and fair pay. It is the fourth time in […]

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Gadgets & technology

Floods in NSW: Eugowra resident criticizes Prime Minister for flood protection

A resident of flood-stricken Eugowra has confronted Prime Minister Anthony Albanese, demanding he explain where he has been while NSW central west was devastated by more record floods. The town of 700 was devastated when floodwaters ripped through businesses and homes early last week. Mr Albanese was touring the region with NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet […]

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Life & style

NSW nurses and midwives demand better pay, more staff

Sky News reporter Danica De Giorgio says nurses and midwives across New South Wales will strike for 24 hours today to protest over pay, working conditions and better staff-patient ratios. “We know this is the fourth time they’ve left the job this year,” she said.

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