“This is not just about stopping the BBC from broadcasting news in China, there are significant and growing global threats to the free media as some seek to increase their control of information. Now, more than ever, it is important that we speak out to defend free and fair journalism.” Senior BBC sources said there was now three fold threat from states such as China and Russia, through manipulation of social media, funding their own biased news operations and shutting down trusted international broadcasters. “These states are actively manipulating social media to undermine legal democracies while at the same time flexing their muscles by pumping millions of rubles or whatever currency into global news services that distort the truth.
Getting into orbit around Mars is less complicated, but still no easy matter, with about a dozen spacecraft falling short. Mars fly bys were the rage in the 1960s and most failed; NASA’s Mariner 4 was the first to succeed in 1965. The UAE hopes to make it seven with its $200 plus million mission.
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This change, by expanding the ordinance to all properties, would have that effect and thereby allow for an exception to the privilege in street law for these common features. Because this ordinance would expand permissible terrace plantings to all types of properties, the terrace treatment policy may also be updated to address which terraces are now appropriate for such use, not to mention the standards that acceptable raised gardens must meet. This ordinance also makes it clear that landscaping features need to be removed at the end of the growing season which has been a problem since the original ordinance change.
May not achieve COVID 19 herd immunity until Thanksgiving or early winter, two senior administration officials tell The Daily Beast. And uncertainty surrounds whether the shots are reaching underserved populations hit hardest by the virus. And while the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines are still effective against the highly transmissible coronavirus variants identified so far, evidence suggests they may be less so.