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Twitter suspends more India accounts amid free speech debate

Technology
Twitter has suspended a portion of Indian accounts after it was served with several separate blocking orders by India’s Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology in the last 10 days related to massive farmer protestsBy KRUTIKA PATHI Associated PressFebruary 10, 2021, 9:20 AM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleNEW DELHI -- Twitter said on Wednesday that it has suspended a portion of Indian accounts after it was served with several separate blocking orders by India's Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology in the last 10 days related to massive farmer protests.The social media company said in a statement that the accounts will continue to be accessible outside India. None of the suspended accounts belonged to journalists, news organizations, act...
MLB’s inclusion of Negro Leagues stats reframes greatest-player debate

MLB’s inclusion of Negro Leagues stats reframes greatest-player debate

Sports
Jan 4 (UPI) -- The names Babe Ruth, Ted Williams and Willie Mays often come up in debates about the greatest baseball player ever, but MLB's recent recognition of Negro Leagues statistics vaults new possibilities into the discussion. "For me, Josh Gibson is the greatest baseball player ever," said Bob Kendrick, president of the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum. "I know that distinction normally goes to the center fielder. That's why many recognize Willie Mays. Advertisement "But if there were such a thing as a five-tool catcher, Josh Gibson was it." On Dec. 16, MLB reclassified the Negro Leagues as a major league and said it will count statistics and official records from its thousands of Black players. Unfortunately, many of the records from the 3,400 players who participated in the seven ...

Stock futures rise slightly as traders monitor stimulus talks, debate ahead

Finance
An artist name Theodore Tsinias who wrapped himself next to the Charging Bull to show his attention about world's behavior amid Covid-19 pandemic in Lower Manhattan, New York City, United States on May 25, 2020.Tayfun Coskin | Anadolu Agency | Getty ImagesU.S. stock futures rose on Thursday night as Wall Street weighed the potential for additional fiscal stimulus, news on the earnings and coronavirus treatment fronts while awaiting the final U.S. presidential debate.Dow Jones Industrial Average futures were up by 44 points, or 0.2%. S&P 500 futures gained 0.1% and Nasdaq 100 futures traded higher by 0.2%.Intel shares fell more than 9% in after-hours trading following the release of mixed quarterly numbers for the chip maker. The company's earnings were in line with analyst expectations...
Presidential debate: Rules to change after Trump-Biden spat

Presidential debate: Rules to change after Trump-Biden spat

World
The commission that oversees US presidential debates says it will change the format to ensure the remaining two encounters between Donald Trump and Joe Biden are more orderly.One new measure could be to cut the microphones if the candidates try to interrupt each other, US media report.The announcement follows Tuesday's ill-tempered debate that descended into squabbling, bickering and insults.President Trump's team has already criticised the commission's plans.The tone and tactics of the first presidential debate were criticised across the US and around the world.The fallout, however, has also been dominated by Mr Trump's refusal in the debate to explicitly condemn a far-right group called the Proud Boys.What are the plans for the...
Safety of Fukushima waste water focus of sea release debate

Safety of Fukushima waste water focus of sea release debate

Technology
OKUMA, Japan -- Inside a giant decontamination facility at the destroyed Fukushima nuclear power plant, workers in hazmat suits monitor radioactive water pumped from three damaged reactors, making sure it's adequately — though not completely — treated. Three lines of equipment connected to pipes snaking around in this dimly lit, sprawling facility can process up to 750 tons of contaminated water a day. Four other lines elsewhere in the plant can process more. From there, the water is pumped to a complex of about 1,000 temporary storage tanks that crowd the plant's grounds, where additional tanks are still being built. Officials say the huge tanks will be completely full by the summer of 2022. The decontamination process, which The Associated Press viewed on a recent tour, is a key elemen...