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The best hope for fairly distributing COVID-19 vaccines globally is at risk of failing. Here’s how to save it

Mon, 19 Apr 2021 05:29:48 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
<https://theconversation.com/the-best-hope-for-fairly-distributing-covid-19-vaccines-globally-is-at-risk-of-failing-heres-how-to-save-it-158779>

"COVAX, the global initiative to coordinate the distribution of COVID-19
vaccines in an equitable way, is crucial for bringing the pandemic under
control.

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Media Coalition Declares That Journalism Should Reflect 'Climate Emergency Is Here'

Mon, 19 Apr 2021 05:24:35 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
<https://www.commondreams.org/news/2021/04/12/media-coalition-declares-journalism-should-reflect-climate-emergency-here>

"Lead partners of a global consortium of news outlets that aims to improve
reporting on the climate emergency released a statement on Monday urging
journalists everywhere to treat their coverage of the rapidly heating planet

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We found methane-eating bacteria living in a common Australian tree. It could be a game changer for curbing greenhouse gases

Mon, 19 Apr 2021 05:21:37 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
<https://theconversation.com/we-found-methane-eating-bacteria-living-in-a-common-australian-tree-it-could-be-a-game-changer-for-curbing-greenhouse-gases-158430>

"Trees are the Earth’s lungs – it’s well understood they drawdown and lock up
vast amounts of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. But emerging research is
showing trees can also emit methane, and it’s currently unknown just how much.

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The lost apps of the 80s

Mon, 19 Apr 2021 05:20:05 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
http://scripting.com/2021/04/04/174604.html?title=theLostAppsOfThe80s

"As you know I've been asking a question pretty persistently -- where did the
apps go? Specifically where did the writing tools go? Before the web, there was
a deep market for software writing tools, all kinds of word processors, text

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WHO says Covid pandemic is growing ‘exponentially’ at more than 4.4 million new cases a week

Sun, 18 Apr 2021 05:55:51 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
<https://www.cnbc.com/2021/04/12/who-says-covid-pandemic-is-growing-exponentially-at-more-than-4point4-million-new-cases-a-week.html>

"The World Health Organization said Monday the trajectory of the coronavirus
pandemic is now “growing exponentially,” with more than 4.4 million new
Covid-19 cases reported over the last week.

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New research shows South Africa’s levy on sugar-sweetened drinks is having an impact

Sun, 18 Apr 2021 05:54:23 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
<https://theconversation.com/new-research-shows-south-africas-levy-on-sugar-sweetened-drinks-is-having-an-impact-158320>

"Research shows that excess sugar, particularly in liquid form, is a major
cause of obesity and is a risk factor for diseases like type 2 diabetes,
hypertension, heart disease, many common cancers and tooth decay. Recognising

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Oracle's Projection: As It Accuses Google Of Snooping On You, It Has Built A Huge Data Operation That It Doesn't Want Regulated

Sun, 18 Apr 2021 05:53:29 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
<https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20210404/18245546550/oracles-projection-as-it-accuses-google-snooping-you-it-has-built-huge-data-operation-that-it-doesnt-want-regulated.shtml>

"Over the last decade or so, the fight between Oracle and Google has seemed
incredibly personal -- at least on the Oracle side. Of course, many have argued
the main reason for Oracle's attacks on Google were to pressure the company

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Netflix’s big bet on foreign content and international viewers could upend the global mediascape – and change how people see the world

Sun, 18 Apr 2021 05:52:40 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
<https://theconversation.com/netflixs-big-bet-on-foreign-content-and-international-viewers-could-upend-the-global-mediascape-and-change-how-people-see-the-world-156629>

"I have explored the global media landscape from the privileged vantage point
of Los Angeles for the past 15 years.

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If I could go anywhere: Japanese art island Chichu, a meditation and an education

Sat, 17 Apr 2021 06:12:27 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
<https://theconversation.com/if-i-could-go-anywhere-japanese-art-island-chichu-a-meditation-and-an-education-133439>

"The Chichu Art Museum is located on the tiny island of Naoshima, off the
southern coast of Japan, in the Kagawa district, reachable only by ferry.

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The 100 Best, Worst, and Strangest Sherlock Holmes Portrayals of All-Time, Ranked

Sat, 17 Apr 2021 06:11:19 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
https://crimereads.com/100-sherlock-holmes-ranked/

"We’re ranking Sherlock Holmes performances. One hundred of them. Not Sherlock
Holmes adaptations, but the representations within them of Sherlock Holmes
himself. Now, you might think that you know the best Sherlock Holmes, but as

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