Category Archives: World

Australia’s Hospitality Industry turns to Robots to solve labor shortages

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#Robot #Tech #Technology #WhisperEyeNews

A Sydney restaurant is using a Chinese-made, multi-lingual hospitality robot to address chronic staff shortages as Australia’s economy begins to recover from COVID-19 lockdowns and border closures.

The robot waiter is programmed to know the layout of the tables and delivers food from the kitchen. It is also multi-lingual, programmed to communicate in English and Mandarin. The so-called BellaBot is built by the Chinese firm PuduTech.

Day of the Imprisoned Writer 2021: 12 Eritrean writers, held incommunicado without trial for 20 years

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Every year on 15 November @pen_it PEN launches its Day of the #ImprisonedWriter #News #Eritrea campaign, highlighting the cases of writers who are imprisoned or facing prosecution and calling for urgent international action to release and protect them.

12 Eritrean writers, arrested without trial 20 years ago for peacefully expressing their opinions, remain detained incommunicado today. TAKE ACTION: Demand that Eritrean President  H.E. Isaias Afewerki release them

The five cases we present are emblematic of the type of threats and attacks writers and journalists around the world are often subjected to, for peacefully exercising their right to freedom of expression.

The US orders her nationals to depart Ethiopia soonest as rebels advance towards capital Addis Ababa

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The US orders her nationals to depart Ethiopia soonest as rebels advance towards capital Addis Ababa

The US Embassy in Addis Ababa Friday called on all American citizens to leave Ethiopia “as soon as possible,” in a statement posted on the embassy’s website following the order from the US department of defence

“The security environment in Ethiopia is very fluid. We advise US citizens who are in Ethiopia to leave the country as soon as possible,” the statement read.

US citizens looking to leave the crisis-struck country can do so from the Bole International Airport, the US Embassy said.

US Special Envoy for the Horn of Africa Jeffrey Feltman landed in Ethiopia on Thursday last week as part of Washington’s push to ease fighting.

PM Abiy Ahmed called on citizens to arm themselves and fight back against the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF). His government also declared a state of emergency.

The Tigray rebels look more than determined to take power in a few weeks times with many sources saying by end of year, the Tigray would be the ones in power.

France President Macron changes French flag to navy blue from lighter EU shade

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The French presidency has reverted the blue of the country’s tricolour flag back to the pre-1976 navy tone in a nod to the Revolution.

The change of blue of the flags adorning the Elysée Palace was first made a year ago but went largely unnoticed.

Previously, the shade was lighter to match the blue of the European Union flag as decided by President Valéry Giscard d’Estaing in 1976.

Son of former Libyan ruler Gaddafi runs for president

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TRIPOLI, Nov 14 (Reuters) – The son of late Libyan dictator Muammar #Libya #News #News #LibyaDecides Gaddafi appeared for nearly the first time in a decade on Sunday to register as a presidential candidate for a December vote planned to help end the years of chaos since his father was toppled.

Saif al-Islam al-Gaddafi, 49, appeared in an electoral commission video in traditional brown robe and turban, and with a grey beard and glasses, signing documents at the election centre in the southern town of Sebha.

Taliban shoot 3 dead for playing music on wedding

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Taliban shoot 3 dead for playing music on wedding.

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Gunmen claiming to be members of the Taliban shot dead three guests at a wedding for playing music, the Taliban government said on Saturday, which condemned the action.

Facebook finally changes company name to Meta

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  • Facebook on Thursday announced that it has changed its company name to Meta. #Facebook #Meta @facebook @Meta #WhisperEyeNews
  • The name change, which was announced at the Facebook Connect augmented and virtual reality conference, reflects the company’s growing ambitions beyond social media.
  • The re-branding also comes after the company has dealt with a barrage of news reports over the past month stemming from whistleblower Frances Haugen’s trove of internal documents.

AKAMPA Tanbull: Our niche at DubaiExpo remains agriculture & tourism, not Robot Technology

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AKAMPA Tanbull: Our niche at DubaiExpo remains agriculture & tourism, not Robot Technology.

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Well, a month or so ago, the President of Uganda, H.E Yoweri Kaguta Museveni directed the Ministry of Trade, Industry, and Cooperatives, and other agencies to organize and participate in the DubaiExpo2021.

Exposed: Uganda Gen Jim Muhwezi, as Pandora Papers expose African leaders’ offshore secrets assets

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Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta and Ali Bongo of Gabon are among the African leaders named in the #PandoraPapers investigation as hiding assets in offshore tax havens. #Corruption #WhisperEyeNews

The Pandora Papers are a massive trove of nearly 12 million confidential documents that were leaked to the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ).

The tax documents expose secretive offshore financial structures and trusts in tax havens, thereby casting a light on the shadowy financial tactics of the world’s powerful, including those in Africa.

BREAKING NEWS: Mark Zuckerberg Loses $7 Billion in Net Worth as Facebook Stock Falls

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#Facebook #Zuckerberg #Instagram #stock

Mark Zuckerberg’s personal wealth has fallen by nearly $7 billion in a few hours, knocking him down a notch on the list of the world’s richest people, after a whistleblower came forward and outages took Facebook’s flagship products offline.

A selloff sent the social-media giant’s stock plummeting around 5% on Monday, adding to a drop of about 15% since mid-September.

Fuel Crisis in Britain attributed to BREXIT

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Fuel Crisis in Britain attributed to BREXIT

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The chaos at British petrol stations has been splashed across the front pages of European newspapers, which placed the blame for the UK’s fuel crisis squarely on Brexit.

Climate Action: Top environmentalists, youths stage strike calling for Climate Justice on global day

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By Andrew Mugonza ‘Senator’

Climate Action: Top environmentalists, youths stage strike calling for Climate Justice on global day.

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Ugandan top environmentalists, youths strike calling for climate justice at Bukemba trading center in Kituntu Sub-county in Mpigi district to commemorate the global climate action day.

Over 100 youths accompanied by residents joined the strike blaming world leaders for not taking action to combat global climate change.

Aukus: Usa-Uk-Australia Partnership – Karderinis Isidoros

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Aukus: USA-UK-Australia Partnership – @isidoroskarderinis Karderinis Isidoros.

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The new AUKUS Partnership, the new geopolitical alliance of Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States, to enhance security in the Indian and Pacific Oceans zone envisages the provision of the necessary technology by the United States and Great Britain to Australia be able to develop nuclear- powered submarines. This hasty move is clearly a change of strategy and policy in the wider region.