Tuesday, February 7

Author: George Lanington

George is Digismak's reported cum editor with 13 years of experience in Journalism
Europe

Salman Rushdie is back, and he doesn’t want your pity

Author Salman Rushdie, marking his return to the literary world after a violent attack last year that left him permanently injured, says he doesn't want pity.“I've always tried very hard not to adopt the role of a victim,” he recently said to New Yorker magazine editor David Remnick. The story marked the author's first interview of him since he was stabbed.His reappearance as a public figure also included a recent real-life visit to the New York City office his agent, Andrew Wylie, promotion for his new book, "Victory City," completed before the stabbing, and a vow to eschew feelings of bitterness six months after the attack in western New York.In 1989, Rushdie defended advice to lie low after Iran's late supreme leader, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, put a virtual contract on his life i...
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Toxic chemicals successfully released from cars on derailed Ohio train

Crews successfully completed a controlled breach of five derailed train cars Monday to reduce an explosion threat near the Ohio-Pennsylvania borderauthorities said.The "controlled release" of vinyl chloride began Monday afternoon amid the threat of a possible major explosion from the wreckage of a train carrying hazardous materials that went off the tracks Friday night in East Palestine, Ohio.A loud boom followed by flames and a plume of black smoke spreading into the sky were seen at the derailment site Monday afternoon. According to a news release from the Norfolk Southern Railway, the breach of several rail cars was completed successfully.Norfolk Southern said some of the hazardous material is now burning off and is expected to drain for a short number of hours. Authorities said Mon...
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Democratic Socialism is broken and will compete in two lists in the second constitutional process in Chile

They did not wait until midnight, perhaps to end the pressure. Before noon on Monday, the parties that made up Democratic Socialism materialized their division and registered with the Electoral Service, Servel, two electoral pacts that must necessarily compete.Despite last-ditch attempts now, neither the Socialist Party nor the Party for Democracy (PPD) reversed their resolutions to go on separate lists and thus broke the historic alliance they created since the return to democracy in 1990. In this way, the PPD, together with the Christian Democracy and the Radical Party registered their candidates under the name list 'Todo por Chile', while the PS together with the Communist Party and the collectives gathered in the Broad Front, registered with the Servel the 'Unity for Chile' pact. ...
Tech News

Google launches its new chat created by AI to compete with ChatGPT

the google company launched this Monday a new chat created by artificial intelligence (AI) called Bardin an apparent response to the ChatGPT of its competitor Microsoft and which has achieved great popularity in little more than two months of life In a note signed on a corporate blog by Google and Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai, he details that Bard has so far been tested with trusted people before opening it to the general public "in the coming weeks". Without providing details, he explains that Bard pulls its...
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Brussels is finalizing that Volodimir Zelenski will attend the leaders’ summit in person on Thursday, according to various media

Correspondent Brussels Updated Monday, February 6, 2023 - 20:30He would also speak, according to La Stampa and the Financial Times, before the plenary session of the Eurochamber in his second departure from the country since the start of the war Ukrainian President Volodimir Zelensky.SERGEY DOLZHENKOEFEInterview Mateusz Morawiecki: "Russia is a paper tiger, but it is a tiger after all. Tanks alone will not scare it away" A week after the EU-Ukraine summit in kyiv on Friday, logistical and security work is well advanced for Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to return the hearing in what would be his second outing of the country since the start. of the Russian invasion. As they advance The stamp and Financial Times, the trip, top secret, is not 100% confirmed nor will it be unt...
Europe

9 affordable accessories that upgrade any outfit

Many people always try to upgrade and enhance their outfits. It is not a difficult job at all. You just need to include a little bit of additional style in your outfit and enjoy an astonishing appearance for the first date, office party, holiday party, or other special occasions that you want to attend. It is very easy and effortless to upgrade your style. There is also no need to buy a new wardrobe since you can upgrade completely to a simple or even tedious outfit by using a few attractive accessories. The most affordable accessories that improve any outfit You may wonder how some women look so attractive when they're really just putting on all black or white. They are so attractive because they wear statement jewelry, elegant belts, and beautiful hair accessories. It's amazi...
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Turkey and Syria earthquake live updates: more than 100 dead after strong 7.8-magnitude quake | Turkey

More than 100 dead in Turkey and SyriaIt’s just past 8am in Gaziantep, Turkey, as we receive more information on the total number of deaths cause by a powerful earthquake this morning.Turkey’s disaster management agency AFAD said on Monday that 76 people had been killed and 440 injured in the massive earthquake that reverberated through several provinces in the south of the country.“76 of our citizens lost their lives in Adana, Adiyaman, Malatya, Kahramanmaras, Gaziantep, and 440 citizens were injured in Sanliurfa, Diyarbakir, Adana, Adiyaman, Malatya, Osmaniye, Hatay and Kilis,” AFAD said.At least 50 people have died in neighbouring Syria.Forty-two people were killed in government-controlled parts of the country, state media said, while a local hospital told AFP that eight others were ...
Europe

White House to update top Republicans on recovered classified files

Biden administration officials are offering top congressional leaders a briefing on classified documents found in the possession of President Joe Biden, former President Donald Trump and former Vice President Mike Pence, two sources familiar with discussions said.The officials had not yet scheduled a briefing, because, they said, priority goes to an intelligence briefing for those leaders about the developments and diplomatic friction with China over a suspected spy balloon spotted floating over the US before one was shot down Saturday, the sources said.The aim was to get the briefing on wayward documents done by the end of the week, the two officials said. The documents briefing would be for Congress' "Gang of Eight," the top leaders of the House and the Senate and of the congressiona...
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The Islamic State, a growing threat to Europe

The French security services fear Islamist attacks or attempted attacks in France, Spain and other European countries, conceived by members, sympathizers or "lone wolves" close to the Islamic State (IS), Daesh (Dawla al-Islamiyya fi al-' Iraqwa-sh-Sham). The repatriation of children and wives of jihadists, members of Daesh and other terrorist groups, from refugee camps in Syria and Iraq, the attack in Algeciras, and a succession of demands in the Maghreb and South Saharan Africa, confirm growing threats, which A police source comments to ABC in this way: “At the beginning of the year, Daesh claimed responsibility for an attack on a Protestant church in a church in Kasindi, in the east of the Republic of the Congo, with a bloody balance sheet, a dozen dead and forty injured. . Days lat...
Tech News

Samsung Knox Suite: the solution for business on the go

By Isabel López, head of B2B solutions and services at Samsung SpainMany organizations are betting on mobile strategies in their digitization; in order to achieve greater productivity and a better experience for their customers. The success of this strategy is possible with a platform that offers the highest level of security and reliability, through a simple interface that allows deploying, managing and obtaining useful information on a large fleet of devices efficiently.At Samsung we solve this challenge with Samsung Knox Suite, an all-in-one solution to solve the most complex mobility requirements. With solutions like Knox Mobile Enrollment (KME), Knox Manage, Knox Enterprise Firmware-Over-the-Air (E-FOTA), and most recently Knox Asset Intelligence, we offer customers all the faci...