Twitter is possibly the top social platform for things to trend the fastest. There’s always something trending or making news on Twitter which varies from region to region. So what made the most buzz on Twitter this year? The micro-blogging platform has just revealed its most memorable moments of 2019 through its “annual Year on Twitter global report”. The most retweeted tweet globally on Twitter was the “World Record Egg” which achieved its goal of getting the most retweets. Twitter however highlighted that the most retweeted tweet was actually from Yusaku Maezawa but it didn’t make it to the list because it offered payment in exchange for followers or retweets. Let's set a world record together and get the most retweeted tweet on Twitter. Beating the current world record held by Yusaku Maezawa @yousuck2020 (5.3 million!) pic.twitter.com/VkMPwJo9GI— World Record Egg (@egg_rt_record) January 14, 2019 BTS obviously made it to this list bagging … [Read more...] about World record egg, BTS, Game of Thrones and all that ruled Twitter in 2019
Lemon Creek Glacier in Juneau, where records go back to the 1940s, had its second consecutive year of record mass loss, with 3 metres erased from the surface, according to US Geological Survey glaciologist Louis Sass. Melt went all the way up to the summit, said Sass, one of the experts who travel to benchmark glaciers to take measurements in the autumn. "That's a really bad sign for a glacier," he said, noting that high-altitude melt means there is no accumulation of snow to compact into ice and help offset lower-elevation losses. At Wolverine Glacier on the Kenai Peninsula south of Anchorage, loss was the second highest in a record that goes back to the 1960s. Sass said it failed to match the record set in 2004 only because so much of the glacier had already melted. "The lower part's completely gone now," he said. Drastic melting was also reported at Kenai Fjords National Park, which former President Barack Obama once visited to call attention to climate change. There, Bear Glacier, … [Read more...] about Alaskan glaciers retreating at record pace
Email Updated March 03, 2017 14:11:48 Sorry, this video has expired Video: Jeff Sessions steps aside from Russia election interference investigation (ABC News) Related Story: Will Jeff Sessions survive as Trump's Attorney-General? Related Story: 'Not fit to serve': Trump's AG urged to resign over contact with Russians Map: United States US Attorney-General Jeff Sessions has removed himself from an investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election, following revelations he twice met with the Russian ambassador and did not say so when pressed by Congress. Key points:Deputy Attorney-General Dana Boente will handle matters related to the campaignPresident Trump maintains he has "total" confidence in SessionsDemocrats push for Sessions to resign as Attorney-General The move comes after a growing number of Republicans joined Democratic leaders in calling for Mr Sessions to step aside."I have recused myself in the matters that deal with the Trump … [Read more...] about Jeff Sessions: US Attorney-General steps aside from Russia investigation
Were it not for Washington obstructing the appointment of new judges, the de facto supreme court for world trade would not have stopped functioning on Wednesday. Although the paralysis of the appellate body of the World Trade Organization is what the United States has sought, it will prove to be its undoing. The appellate body is supposed to have seven judges, and three are needed to hear an appeal. But new judges have been unable to be named to replace those whose terms expired as presidents George W. Bush, Barack Obama and Donald Trump have blocked any new appointments. As a result their number had dwindled to three. With the terms of two ending on Tuesday, the appellate body can no longer function as it has only one judge. The WTO's lower court, the dispute settlement body, can still hear cases. But its rulings are essentially meaningless since the loser can appeal to the no longer functioning higher court. It is not that the US wants a jungle law for world trade. It simply wants a … [Read more...] about US selfishly sabotages WTO appellate body: China Daily editorial
By Sarah Almukhtar and Rod Nordland All told, the cost of nearly 18 years of war in Afghanistan will amount to more than $2 trillion. Was the money well spent? There is little to show for it. The Taliban control much of the country. Afghanistan remains one of the world’s largest sources of refugees and migrants. More than 2,400 US soldiers and more than 38,000 Afghan civilians have died. Still, life has improved, particularly in the country’s cities, where opportunities for education have grown. Many more girls are now in school. And democratic institutions have been built — although they are shaky at best. Drawing on estimates from Brown University’s Costs of War Project, we assessed how much the US spent on different aspects of the war and whether that spending achieved its aims. $1.5 trillion waging warThe Taliban control or contest much of the country. When President George W. Bush announced the first military action in Afghanistan in the wake of … [Read more...] about After 18 years and $2 trillion, what did the US get in Afghanistan?