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Emphasis on the need to end plastic pollution

Emphasis on the need to end plastic pollution

In December that year, the US Congress authorised the establishment of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to work for protection of the environment. Earth Day is an annual event celebrated worldwide to demonstrate support for environmental protection. John McConnell, a peace activist, first proposed the idea of a day dedicated to earth in 1969, when he was present at the UNESCO conference in San Francisco , and the first Earth day was celebrated on March 21, 1970, which indicated ...


Flickr is no longer a Yahoo property: acquired by SmugMug

Flickr is no longer a Yahoo property: acquired by SmugMug

The price of the acquisition wasn't revealed, but SmugMug says that the two services joining together will create "the world's most influential photographer-centric community". This is a new model for me. Flickr users will automatically be opted-in to SmugMug's terms of service and privacy policy in 30 days unless they manually opt-out, which will involve deleting their account and removing their photos from the service.


YouTube ads found on extremist content channels, reigniting company's brand safety issues

YouTube ads found on extremist content channels, reigniting company's brand safety issues

Child advocates have also raised alarms about the ease with which smartphone-equipped children are exposed to inappropriate videos and deceptive advertising. "When we find that ads mistakenly ran against content that doesn't comply with our policies, we immediately remove those ads". While there seems to be little that brands can do to safeguard where their ads appear on YouTube , the platform itself can address the issue by investing heavily in contextual intelligence technology, which ...


Vivo V9 Youth launched in India: Specs, price and more

Vivo V9 Youth launched in India: Specs, price and more

The phone will be available in two colour variants- Pearl Black and Champagne Gold. On the front, the Vivo V9 Youth sports a 6.3-inch Full HD+ (2280 x 1080 pixels) display with 19:9 aspect ratio. The fingerprint sensor is placed on the back panel. Network: 4G VoLTE , Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS + GLONASS. Design of the V9 Youth is identical to its elder sibling.


Locals demand gun reform on 19th anniversary of Columbine High School shooting

Locals demand gun reform on 19th anniversary of Columbine High School shooting

Students across the USA were urged to walk out of classes to mark the 19th anniversary of the 1999 school shooting at Columbine High School in Colorado which left 13 people dead. At Plant High School, there were two demonstrations representing both sides of the gun control debate. "Immediately our minds went to all the people that we knew who were students there and the parents of those students", Jo Shaffer, co-chair of the Social Justice Team of Unitarian Universalist Fellowship said as ...