Every year, the production of cement accounts for 8 percent of global CO2 emissions. If the cement industry were a country, it would be the world’s third-largest emitter of CO2. One company working to reduce the carbon footprint of cement is New-Jersey based start-up, Solidia Technologies. Its cement mixture and curing process can cut CO2 emissions by up to 70 percent. CNBC News video.
Deepfakes have started to appear everywhere. From viral celebrity face-swaps to impersonations of political leaders – it can be hard to spot the difference between real and fake. Digital impressions are starting to have real financial repercussions. In the U.S., an audio deepfake of a CEO reportedly scammed one company out of $10 million. And with the 2020 election not far off, there is huge potential for weaponizing deepfakes on social media. Now, tech giants like Google, Twitter, Facebook and Microsoft are fighting back. With Facebook spending more than $10 million to fight deepfakes, what’s at stake for businesses, and what’s being done to detect and regulate them? CNBC News video.
Marihuana and Barak Obama As a teen, Barack Obama had weed policies in place with his friends to not waste a single breath — ‘Great Moments in Weed’ breaks down Obama’s long and complicated love affair with weed.
NowThis News video. marihuana – cannabis, especially as smoked or consumed as a psychoactive (mind-altering) drug.
In 1999, Russian politician Konstantin Borovoy received secret information from two agents in the Russian special services GRU that group of Ben Laden , with the direct support of Russian agents from FBA , plans to attack American skyscrapers with the help of passenger aircraft… video evidence
On 25 July 1998, Yeltsin appointed Vladimir Putin as Director of the Federal Security Service (FSB), the primary intelligence and security organization of the Russian Federation and the successor to the KGB. On 9 August 1999, Putin was appointed one of three First Deputy Prime Ministers, and later on that day, was appointed acting Prime Minister of the Government of the Russian Federation by President Yeltsin. Yeltsin also announced that he wanted to see Putin as his successor. Later on that same day, Putin agreed to run for the presidency.
The September 11 attacks were a series of four coordinated terrorist attacks by the Islamic terrorist group al-Qaeda against the United States on the morning of Tuesday, September 11, 2001. The attacks resulted in 2,977 victim fatalities, over 25,000 injuries, and caused at least $10 billion in infrastructure and property damage… After evading capture for almost a decade, bin Laden was located in Pakistan and killed by SEAL Team Six of the U.S. Navy in May 2011, during the Obama administration. “September 11 attacks, also called 9/11 attacks, series of airline hijackings and suicide attacks committed in 2001 by 19 militants associated with the Islamic extremist group al-Qaeda against targets in the United States, the deadliest terrorist attacks on American soil in U.S. history. The attacks against New York City and Washington, D.C., caused extensive death and destruction and triggered an enormous U.S. effort to combat terrorism” https://www.britannica.com/event/September-11-attacks
September 14, 2019 – New York City – Governor Cuomo announced he will lay out in his 2020 State of the State address an aggressive nation-leading initiative to restock and restore aquatic habitats throughout the state. Official New York Gov.Cuomo video.
“What we pass doesn’t just affect one neighborhood, or one village, or one town….it affects the entire state.” Senator Anna M. Kaplan shares her journey to America and why it has impressed upon her the importance of her job. NY State Senate official video.
Police on Long Island are warning residents about a scam targeting the elderly. It happened back in May in New Hyde Park in Nassau County. According to detectives, an unknown man contacted an 88-year-old woman claiming to be her grandson. He allegedly told the woman that he was involved in a car accident and injured a pregnant woman. After explaining that he was arrested, police say the man gave woman a phone number for his lawyer and directed her to call. She did and was instructed to make a payment of $9,800 for bail money and include an additional $1,200 to keep the arrest off his criminal record…. ABC7 New York News video.
NY City now responsible for tree sidewalk damage, Paid Personal Time rally, 3-K now Citywide
Homeowners are no longer on the hook for damaged sidewalks caused by street trees • First Lady, Public Advocate and labor advocates push for passing of Paid Personal Time for private-sector workers • 3-K for All is now Citywide, with enrollment soon projected to reach 20,000 by the fall Official NY City Hall video