Destiny Church protest: Brian Tamaki supporters barricade Mt Eden Prison entrance

Destiny Church protest: Brian Tamaki supporters barricade Mt Eden Prison entrance

Brian Tamaki was arrested for violating bail conditions, Monday morning, as his supporters protested in front of Jabal Aden Correctional Facility (17/01/2022). Video / David Fisher / Brett Phipps The director of Mt Eden Corrections prison is currently on his way to speak with Brian Tamaki’s supporters to discuss allegations that prison officials have banned … Read more

Messianic Brazillian Influencer Pablo Marçal’s Disaster Hike to Salvation Triggers Attempted Murder Probe

Messianic Brazillian Influencer Pablo Marçal’s Disaster Hike to Salvation Triggers Attempted Murder Probe

RIO DE JANEIRO—Brazilian influencer Pablo Marçal, a 34-year-old self-titled “messianic life coach” with over 2 million followers on Instagram, thought it a good idea to lead dozens of his devotees on a spiritual hike up the colossal Pico dos Marins mountain, one of the highest in the state of São Paulo and the site of … Read more

Why Microsoft Wants Activision – The New York Times

Why Microsoft Wants Activision - The New York Times

Even as it looks to distance itself from Sony, Microsoft’s acquisition may also strengthen its position relative to other deep-pocketed tech giants – such as Amazon, Tencent and Google – which have signaled their intentions to invest more in the lucrative gaming business. Joost van Dreunen, a game investor, consultant and professor at New York … Read more

How to get more Instagram likes, according to science

How to get more Instagram likes, according to science

To attract Instagram likes, the biggest rules are clear: Be a brand name, or have a large following – and include witty accompanying text. But a group of North Carolina State University researchers wondered what would happen if they ignored follower sizes and clever captions and examined the photos themselves: Can users attract more likes … Read more

VOA Eastern Europe Chief Interviews US Secretary of State during Kyiv Visit

VOA Eastern Europe Chief Interviews US Secretary of State during Kyiv Visit

VOA President in Eastern Europe, Miroslava Gongadze, interviewed US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken shortly after he met Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in Kiev on January 19, 2022. With an estimated 100,000 Russian troops currently on the border, the senior US diplomat told Zelensky that Russia would face “very serious consequences” if those forces attacked … Read more

The Poynter Institute’s MediaWise, Noticias Telemundo and Google News Initiative join forces to help Spanish speakers separate fact from fiction online

The Poynter Institute’s MediaWise, Noticias Telemundo and Google News Initiative join forces to help Spanish speakers separate fact from fiction online

St. Petersburg, Florida (January 19, 2022) Ninety-five percent of Americans think misinformation is a problem, according to a poll they conducted The Pearson Institute and The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. The majority of those surveyed say social media giants, their users, and some US politicians are responsible for its reckless spread. As … Read more

Police sergeant leading opposition to Boston’s vaccine mandate protests restaurant requirements

Police sergeant leading opposition to Boston’s vaccine mandate protests restaurant requirements

Cotton, a 14-year-old veteran of the police department, leads Boston First Responders United, which counts police, firefighters and EMS workers among its members. The group published information about how city workers applied for a waiver of the mandate and organized rallies and demonstrations against it. Saturday was the deadline for Mayor Michael Wu’s order for … Read more