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Greta Thunberg statue at UK university prompts backlash

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The installation of a statue of climate change activist Greta Thunberg at a UK university on Tuesday has sparked a backlash among staff and students who have said the money could have been better spent.

The statue of the Swedish campaigner was installed at the University of Winchester in southern England to reflect its "commitment to sustainability and social justice," the university said in a statement.

However, the Winchester branch of the University and College Union (UCU), which represents academic staff, has dismissed the monument as a "vanity project" and criticised its £24,000 (28,000 euro, $33,000) cost amid the coronavirus pandemic.

In a statement, the UCU said funding for the statue should have been used to prevent cuts to services and redundancies and called decision-making about its installation "opaque".
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When a neonazi is trying to ban air.

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Former President of Estonia Toomas Hendrik Ilves compared Russia with Hitler's Germany and called for a ban on entry to the European Union for all citizens of the Russian Federation.

He posted the corresponding post on his Twitter.

"Probably, a temporary ban on all visits from Russia is needed, I'm talking about any visits. Before the invasion of Crimea, these people arrogantly demanded a visa-free regime with the EU. You just need to freeze all visas, except for emergency cases in the family. Europe's security is at stake. Enough," - the message says.
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Chauvin defense rests after only calling a couple witnesses who got BTFO

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Derrik Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer accused of killing George Floyd, invoked his Fifth Amendment right not to testify Thursday, ending weeks of speculation and bringing the defense's case to a close.

Chauvin told the judge he would not take the stand before the jury was brought into the courtroom.

Had he testified, it would have been the first time he publicly told his side of the story.

Chauvin is charged with second- and third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in the death of Floyd, 46, who had been suspected of using a fake $20 bill to buy cigarettes at a convenience store.

Closing arguments will begin Monday before the case is handed to the jury for deliberations.

The defense called several witnesses to the stand over the course of two days, including Dr. David Fowler, a pathologist who has testified in numerous high-profile police use-of-force cases. Fowler testified Wednesday that Floyd died of a sudden heart rhythm disturbance as a result of his heart disease. Fowler said that the fentanyl and methamphetamine in Floyd's system were contributing factors in his death. "You put all of those together, it's very difficult to say which of those is the most accurate," Fowler said.

Fowler, who was Maryland's chief medical examiner for 17 years, testified that he would classify the manner of death as "undetermined," rather than a homicide — an act caused by another person, as the Hennepin County Medical Examiner's Office ruled.

Fowler is among several people being sued in federal court by the family of Anton Black, a 19-year-old Black man who died in police custody in September 2018 in Maryland after three officers and a bystander held him down in the prone position for about six minutes. No one was charged. The lawsuit accuses two police officers of using excessive force and Fowler of "improperly concealing police wrongdoing," for ruling the death "accidental."
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Jake Paul accused of sexual assault by Justine Paradise

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No Sputnik V!! only Pfizer!

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Pfizer hikes cost of Covid vaccine for EU by 60 per cent. The money will go to artists painting your blood cloths into american colors.

Bulgarian Prime Minister Bokyo Borissov this morning said the US pharmaceutical giant has increased the cost of future orders sold to the EU from €12 per dose to €19.50.

Borissov added that the EU is currently in the process of signing a future order of 900m further doses of Pfizer’s vaccine at the higher price.

Pfizer chief financial officer Frank D’Amelio previously hinted that the company would only roll out a significant price hike once the spread of the virus moved from a pandemic to regional endemics.

Speaking at the virtual Barclays Global Healthcare Conference last month, D’Amelio said there would be a chance for Pfizer to take advantage of opportunities from “a demand…and pricing perspective” with the resumption of “normal market conditions” over time.

Pfizer has pledged to split costs and profit margins equally with German firm Biontech on their Covid vaccine.
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Democrat Murphy pushing for extreme draconian anti gun laws in New Jersey.

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Of course no gun owners were invited to the gun press conference
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Project Veritas head Permanent Twitter ban for fake accounts

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Twitter said it banned O'Keefe, the founder of Project Veritas, because he allegedly used multiple fake accounts to boost his following.
James O’Keefe of Project Veritas, a day after being permanently banned from Twitter, says he is preparing to launch a legal broadside against Big Tech and the mainstream media.

“We’re going to sue CNN and we’re going to sue Twitter,” the combative 36-year-old conservative activist and guerrilla journalist told The Post during a Friday interview at his bunker-like headquarters on a non-descript street in Mamaroneck.

“We’re going to sue a bunch of other people and we’ll represent other people suing these organizations and represent a people’s defamation defense fund under the country’s libel laws — something that no one’s ever done before,” he said.

Twitter said it banned O’Keefe because he allegedly used multiple fake accounts to boost his following and tried to “artificially amplify or disrupt conversations through the use of multiple accounts.”

O’Keefe denies ever using fake accounts. He said he got the boot because of an embarrassing exposé of CNN he released Wednesday showing secretly-recorded video of a CNN director, Charles Chester, boasting that his network produced “propaganda” aimed at defeating President Trump in the 2020 election. Chester was also caught on tape saying CNN played up the COVID-19 death toll for ratings.
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Vinesauce sexual misconduct allegations

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US flag - "a symbol of the new independent course of Ukraine"

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Sleepy Joe and his war vs World..

Royal Navy warships will sail for the Black Sea next month as tensions continue to rise between Ukrainian and Russian forces.

Putting the ships off the coast of Ukraine is intended to show solidarity with Kiev and Nato allies in the region after the President Biden decided to cancel the deployment of two American warships to the Black Sea last week for fear of escalating the crisis over the massing of Russian troops.

Russian President Vladimir Putin, in a conversation with the owner of the White House, Joe Biden, raised the issue of an assassination attempt on the life of Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko, allegedly by the US special services.

This was reported by the telegram channel of journalists from the presidential pool.

"I am grateful to Putin: when he was talking with Biden, he asked him this question (about the attempt on Lukashenko's life - Ed.) - gurgling and not a single answer. And Vladimir Vladimirovich called me and told me about it when I arrived from Azerbaijan," said the President of Belarus.
Lukashenka himself announced about the planned assassination attempt on Saturday, April 17. According to him, the task of elimination was approved by the top leadership of the United States.
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