Day: January 25, 2023

Overseas

Donald Trump’s Facebook and Instagram accounts are restored after a two-year ban

Important points Meta has confirmed that Donald Trump’s Facebook and Instagram accounts will be restored. The former US President’s accounts were frozen after the US Capitol riots in January 2021. Mr Trump’s Twitter account was restored in November. Meta Platforms will restore Donald Trump’s Facebook and Instagram accounts in the coming weeks, following a two-year […]

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Life & style

The city of Kyoto is changing the names for combustible garbage to make people think about what they are doing

Kyoto has a reputation for being a place where people put a second meaning to what they say. Often this meaning is intended to subtly nudge the recipient’s behavior in a certain direction, as we’ve seen with “You have so many friends” or “You have such a beautiful watch.” And now the city of Kameoka […]

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Business

Not the end of the road for Eskom

Load shedding can be resolved in 6 months if large electricity consumers quickly absorb solar energy, says Michael Jordaan. Even if Elon Musk were to take over the reins of embattled state utility Eskom from Tesla, he wouldn’t be able to solve the country’s electricity crisis, said Michael Jordaan, co-founder of Bank Zero. No savior […]

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Gadgets & technology

Facebook and Instagram will reinstate Trump after a two-year ban

An image of President Donald Trump appears on video screens before his speech to Ellipse supporters at the White House in Washington on Wednesday, September 1, 2021, as Congress prepares to confirm Electoral College votes. Bill Clark | CQ Roll Call, Inc. | Getty Images Meta will allow former President Donald Trump to return to […]

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Overseas

Australia Day is an ‘important’ day: Hollie Hughes

Liberal Senator Hollie Hughes says Australia Day is an “important day” as part of our history and cannot be erased. “We can appreciate what has happened to First Nations people since the arrival of Arthur Phillip, but that happened on January 26, 1788,” she told Sky News Australia. “This is an important day as part […]

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Life & style

“Bad City”: A V-Cinema hero comes out swinging

V-Cinema existed long before streaming services became the platform of choice for dark genre fare. Originally coined by film company Toei, it became a catch-all term for the direct-to-video films that thrived in Japan in the 1990s and continue to lurk in the recesses of Amazon Prime. Created on tight budgets and even tighter schedules, […]

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Business

Mantashe: Shorter contracts should get Karpowerships across the finish line

A floating Karpowership power plant. Halving the contract length for controversial karpowerships may help get them online. But a shorter contract would be more expensive, said Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe. Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan says there is a clear plan to ensure cooperation to resolve the energy crisis as quickly as […]

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Gadgets & technology

The US approves the design of the first small modular nuclear reactor

The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission has certified an advanced small modular reactor (SMR) design for the first time. NuScale Power’s design is the seventh reactor design cleared for use in the United States, a move that the Department of Energy says would provide the nation with a new clean source of energy and reduce emissions. […]

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Overseas

An ode to Josephine Baker: Dior turns back the clock in Paris with a new collection

Dior’s inspiration for the spring/summer 2023 haute couture collection once conquered the stage of smoky jazz clubs – often clad in silk and sequins. Josephine Baker and the best of the Roaring Twenties are the focus of the luxury label’s latest designs, presented during Paris Fashion Week. The American-born French dancer, singer and actress pushed […]

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Life & style

White Lotus stars in lingerie for Kim Kardashian Skim’s campaign

Kim Kardashian is still not over “The White Lotus” either. On Monday, the Skims founder took to Instagram to announce her brand’s Valentine’s Day 2023 collection with a campaign starring none other than Simona Tabasco and Beatrice Grannò (aka Lucia and Mia in The White Lotus). It’s the first global campaign for the stars, who […]

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