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Lycett Protesting Beckham’s Partnership With Qatar

See The Truth Behind Comedian Joe Lycett’s Shredding Of £10,000 ($17,800) Cash

Comedian Joe Lycett’s threat to David Beckham of shredding $1,700 in protest against the footballer’s Qatar World Cup partnership wasn’t a bogus call. But the comedian didn’t shred the cash in real either.

Highlights

• Joe Lycett posted a video showing him shredding two piles of cash on Twitter on Sunday
• The comedian did the act to highlight Qatar’s poor record for the LGBTIQ+ community

What Happened To The cash?

On Sunday, Joe Lycett dropped a video of him walking up to a shredder with two piles of cash and dropping the bundles into the machine. But on Monday, he clarified in another video that the money wasn’t destroyed. He said that he would never destroy real money and he would never be so irresponsible. The 10 grand had already been donated to LGBTIQ+ charities.

Why Is Joe Lycett Protesting Beckham’s Partnership With Qatar?

Lycett Protesting Beckham’s Partnership With Qatar

The comedian described Beckham as a “gay icon” and referred to Beckham’s historic support of the LGBTIQ+ community. He said Beckham was the first premiership footballer to shoot with gay magazines like Attitude, to speak openly about Beckham’s gay fans, and the footballer married a Spice Girl, which was the gayest thing a human being … Read the rest

American Geologist Marie Tharp

Meet American Geologist Marie Tharp Who Produced The First Map Of the Ocean

Today’s Google Doodle is dedicated to Marie Tharp, the American geologist and oceanographic cartographer who helped in proving the theories of continental drift. Her work got her the title of one of the greatest cartographers of the 20th century.

HIGHLIGHTS

• Marie Tharp worked at the Lamont Geological Observatory
• She co-produced the first map of the ocean floor with geologist Bruce Heezen

How Is 21 November Related To The Life Of Marie Tharp?

Born on July 30, 1920, in Ypsilanti, Michigan, Marie Tharp went on to become the first woman to work at the Lamont Geological Observatory where she did a great job under the supervision of geologist Bruce Heezen. Considering her work and observation, she was named one of the greatest cartographers of the 20th century by the Library of Congress on 21 November 1998.

American Geologist Marie Tharp

Work And Observations Of Marie Tharp

Marie Tharp was introduced to mapmaking by her father who worked for the US Department of Agriculture. A master in petroleum geology from the University of Michigan, Marie Tharp went to work at the Lamont Geology Observatory in 1948.

Marie Tharp produced maps of the mysterious ocean floor using the data gathered by Bruce Heezen. She developed … Read the rest

Xi Jinping Schools Joe Biden On Chinese Style Democracy

Xi Jinping Schools Joe Biden On Chinese Style Democracy

Chinese President Xi Jinping responded to US President Joe Biden’s comment on the present world order as an “inflection point” and call to choose between democratic systems of government and dictatorships or face the consequences.

HIGHLIGHTS

• China had Chinese style democracy said Xi Jinping
• Xi Jinping recently consolidated his position to remain a ruler for life
• Joe Biden hailed the US midterm elections as a win for US democracy

What Did Joe Biden Mean By Infection Point?

Biden was referring to a point where the world had to choose between democratic systems of government and dictatorships, or found the world forever changed. The comment came after Chinese President Xi Jinping consolidated his power as head of the world’s second-largest economy. His plans for becoming a ruler for life had raised concerns.

Last year, Biden asked over 100 leaders at a virtual summit, would they allow the backward slide of rights and democracy to continue unchecked. Or would they have the vision and courage to once more lead the march of human progress and human freedom forever? China termed the event divisive as it wasn’t invited to the summit.

Also, Biden hailed the US midterm elections saying that … Read the rest

Job Cut Start In Meta Platforms Inc.

Facebook Parent Meta Platforms Inc. Is Cutting Jobs For These Reasons

Meta Platforms Inc. follows Twitter in job cuts. The Facebook parent company initiated work on widespread job cuts on Wednesday. According to insiders, Mark Zuckerberg took the drastic step after disappointing earnings and a sharp drop in revenue.

HIGHLIGHTS

• Meta job announces job cuts for the first time after its inception in 2004
• About 10% of Meta employees are expected to be affected by the job cuts
• Mark Zuckerberg had already updated his team about the job cuts in September

What Are The Reasons Given For Job Cuts By Meta Platforms Inc.?

When Mark Zuckerberg warned employees in late September about his intentions to slash expenses by restructuring teams, the company was already reeling struggling to improve its revenue from digital advertising. The fear of economic recession also forced Mark Zuckerberg to take this drastic step. Insiders also say that Zuckerberg needs more funding for his speculative virtual-reality push called the Metaverse.

How Did The Job Cut Start In Meta Platforms Inc.?

Job Cut Start In Meta Platforms Inc.

The Menlo Park, California-based company implemented a hiring freeze saying that the CEO Mark Zuckerberg wants a smaller team in 2023. On Tuesday, Zuckerberg told the executives to prepare for job cuts. The Wall Street … Read the rest

Donald Trump Is Going To Announce His Re-Election

Donald Trump Is Going To Announce His Re-Election Bid In The Coming Days

Former President Donald Trump said that he was going to make a big announcement in the coming days. It is to be noted that Trump had never come to terms with his lost re-election bid in 2020. Also, he was giving hints of re-entering the fray in the upcoming 2024 presidential elections.

HIGHLIGHTS

• Donald Trump hinted he could fight the 2024 presidential elections
• He lost the re-election bid in 2020
• The Republican was the closest to confirming his re-election bid in the 2024 elections

What Announcement Did Donald Trump Make On Monday?

Donald Trump Is Going To Announce His Re-Election

Donald Trump said that he would make a big announcement about his decision to re-enter the race for the White House in 2024 in the coming days. Trump lost his re-election bid in 2020 but it didn’t deter him from re-entering the fray in the next presidential elections.

Trump made the statement about his re-election during a meeting in Ohio on the eve of US polls in Ohio. These polls will determine the control of Congress. He told a cheering crowd that he wasn’t detracted from the very important election in 2024. He further said that he would make a very big announcement on Tuesday, … Read the rest

Twitter Loses Its CEO Parag Agarwal As Elon Musk Takes Control

Twitter Loses Its CEO Parag Agarwal As Elon Musk Takes Control

Twitter Chief Elon Musk announced changes in the top position of the company soon after taking charge. Twitter’s chief executive Parag Agarwal and chief financial officer and its head of legal policy, trust, and safety were sacked on Musk’s orders.

HIGHLIGHTS

• Elon Musk sacked officials of Twitter on Tuesday
• Musk said Twitter won’t be free-for-all hellspace
• Former US president Donald Trump could return to Twitter

How Did Elon Musk Close Twitter Deal?

Elon Musk chose to close the deal hours before the court-appointed deadline for him to seal the on-again, off-again Twitter deal. Musk sent a tweet to all saying that he bought the social media network “because it is important to the future of civilization to have a common digital town square, where a wide range of beliefs can be debated in a healthy manner.”

What Were Musk’s Initial Orders As Twitter Chief?

Twitter Loses Its CEO Parag Agarwal As Elon Musk Takes Control

As soon as Musk took control of the social media network, he sacked two of the top-ranking employees including CEO Parag Agarwal. But some employees have already left the company. And those who have remained want to give Elon Musk the benefit of doubt. Parag Agarwal is exploring legal options to make Musk … Read the rest