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Adidas Apologizes to Bella Hadid Over Latest Olympic Campaign
Global, Showbiz

Adidas Apologizes to Bella Hadid Over Latest Olympic Campaign

Adidas issued a second apology specifically to Bella Hadid and other celebrities involved in the campaign. This came after Hadid took issue with the campaign's connection to the sensitive topic of the 1972 Munich Olympic Massacre. Adidas acknowledged it was "unintentional" and apologized for any distress caused. Global sportswear brand Adidas has apologized to Palestinian-American supermodel Bella Hadid after she threatened legal action over a controversial ad campaign. The 1972 Munich Olympics, a tragic event where 11 Israeli athletes were killed, inspired the campaign. Adidas stated, “We apologize for any upset or distress caused by our recent SL72 campaign, which was not meant to connect to the tragic events of the Munich Olympics". They also extended their apologies to Hadid and...
Why Are Bangladesh Students Protesting Against Job Quotas?
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Why Are Bangladesh Students Protesting Against Job Quotas?

In Bangladesh, recent protests by students against the government’s job quota system have turned violent, resulting in at least six deaths and hundreds of injuries. The unrest began after the High Court reinstated a quota system for government jobs, reversing a 2018 decision by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to abolish it. The quota system, first introduced in 1972, has undergone several changes over the years. Before its abolition in 2018, 56% of government jobs were reserved for various groups. This included 30% for family members of freedom fighters from the 1971 independence war, as well as allocations for women, residents of underdeveloped districts, indigenous communities, and the disabled. The recent court decision to reinstate the quotas reignited student protests, reminiscent of...
Global IT Outage Causes Worldwide Chaos
Global, Sci-Tech

Global IT Outage Causes Worldwide Chaos

A global IT outage on Friday caused major disruptions worldwide due to a faulty software update issued by cybersecurity firm CrowdStrike. The outage is most likely to be resolved by Saturday. However, some areas might still be experiencing lingering effects. A recent software update has led to a global IT outage, affecting services globally. The disruption has resulted in over 5,000 flight cancellations, healthcare delays, and potential payroll issues. Here’s a breakdown of what happened and its impacts. What Happened? An update from cybersecurity firm CrowdStrike caused major system errors, leading to what’s being called one of the worst IT outages ever. While it wasn’t a cyberattack, the update triggered “blue screens of death” and endless loops on affected systems. Key ...
Apple Accused of Sending Donations to Israeli Army
Business, Global

Apple Accused of Sending Donations to Israeli Army

Some Apple employees and shareholders have accused the tech company of sending employee donations to organizations that have ties to the Israeli army and illegal settlements in the occupied West Bank. Moreover, claims suggest that Apple has sent $34.5 Million to Israeli military groups. Apple, the tech giant, faces accusations from some of its employees and shareholders who claim the company has been directing employee donations to organizations linked to the Israeli army and illegal settlements in the West Bank. A report by The Intercept highlighted an open letter from 133 individuals, including current and former Apple employees and shareholders, urging Apple to investigate and stop these donations. Moreover, they allege that Apple’s employee donation platform, Benevity, includes ...
Pakistan Govt. Restricts Social Media Access
Global, Pakistan

Pakistan Govt. Restricts Social Media Access

Many internet service providers (ISPs) in Pakistan have been restricting social media access from Facebook and Instagram. There hasn't been an official statement from the Pakistani government regarding the restrictions. Some reports speculate this might be a step towards a more complete social media shutdown. The Pakistan government, led by Shehbaz Sharif, has further tightened its control over social media. After blocking X (formerly Twitter) for over six months, they have now restricted other social media access to Facebook and Instagram. Since Wednesday, people in Pakistan have had trouble using Facebook and Instagram, with issues reported across various internet service providers. Some users are also facing problems with other Meta-owned apps like WhatsApp. The government has...