Tag: The Project

Russia’s enemies fear Biden won’t fight to stop Putin’s Nord Stream 2 pipeline

Russia's adversaries in central and Eastern Europe are worried President Biden isn't willing to fight hard to stop the Russia-Germany gas pipeline Nord Stream 2 — one of Vladimir Putin's core priorities.Why it matters: The fight is the first significant…

/ February 23, 2021
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Conservation Experts Fear That a New Amusement Park in Cambodia Could Endanger the Ancient Temple of Angkor Wat

Plans to build a new amusement park and resort near Cambodia’s most famous historic site, the Angkor Archaeological Park, have worried conservation experts. In November, the Cambodian government granted NagaCorp, a Hong Kong-based company that runs the NagaWorld hotel and casino in…

/ February 19, 2021
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‘Sick Of Fighting’: Racism To Be Addressed In New AFL Documentary

Amazon Prime Carlton player Eddie Betts stars in AFL’s new seven-part docu-series, 'Making Their Mark'.The AFL’s new seven-part docu-series, ‘Making Their Mark’, will address some of the racism faced by players when it releases next month. The trailer for the…

/ February 15, 2021
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Nike’s Support For ‘Systemically Racist’ Collingwood A Critical Global Test For Both Brands

Getty Nike, known for its 30th anniversary "Just Do It" ad campaign with Colin Kaepernick, said it will wait to see if Collingwood makes changes.While sponsors are for now standing by Collingwood after a report found systemic racism at the Magpies,…

/ February 12, 2021
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Sam Newman’s Claims Lumumba Gave Himself Nickname Backfires: ‘It’s Proof Club Bosses Knew’

Héritier Lumumba says a resurfaced AFL player profile which lists “The Chimp” as his nickname proves Collingwood officials knew about the term, despite constantly denying they’d heard it.  The 2007 pamphlet, that was circulated at games, was tweeted by football…

/ February 11, 2021
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Designer Ron Rael, Whose See-Saws at the Border Captured the World’s Imagination, Returns to Mexico With an Ambitious New Project

It was an image that quickly captured the imagination: an austere black barrier seeking to prevent migrants from entering the US over its southern border suddenly transformed into a place of joy and connection, a hot pink beam slid between…

/ February 5, 2021
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Ukraine Unveils Plans for a $100 Million Interactive Holocaust Memorial, But Faces Criticism Over Director’s Proposal to Experiment on Visitors

As the world recognizes Holocaust Remembrance Day, the Babyn Yar Holocaust Memorial Center in Kiev has unveiled plans for a major—and highly unconventional—memorial and museum complex in Babyn Yar, a ravine outside the Ukrainian city where Nazis executed 100,000 people. The $100…

/ January 27, 2021
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Marine Archaeologists Have Uncovered an Ancient Shipwreck Filled With Treasures Off the Coast of Greece

Archaeologists conducting research in the Aegean Sea have discovered a rare ancient Roman shipwreck off the coast of the Greek island of Kasos. The shipwreck, which is dated to between 200 AD and 300 AD, is “filled with ancient treasures,” Greek officials told Ancient…

/ January 27, 2021
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Seven Women Artists of Color Are Honoring Kamala Harris’s Historic Inauguration With a Triumphant New Video Artwork

A group of seven women artists of color are collaborating to mark the inauguration of Kamala Harris as America’s next vice president with When We Gather, a new artwork presented by New York public art nonprofit Creative Time. The idea for the…

/ January 19, 2021

What Clive Palmer must now ask himself: would China’s ‘bastards’ buy a mine from him?

Colourful mining magnate Clive Palmer’s political ambitions appear to be in tatters. But what of his multibillion-dollar legal ambitions? On Sunday he announced his United Australia Party will not contest Western Australia’s state election in March – a logical decision…

/ January 11, 2021
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Hungarian Conservatives Have Threatened to Tear Down a Public Art Installation That Has a Black Lives Matter Message

Conservatives in Hungary are threatening to tear down a planned public art installation in Budapest because of its social-justice message. The three-foot-tall sculpture, by artist Péter Szalay, depicts a rainbow-striped Statue of Liberty on bended knee, an allusion to US athletes…

/ January 7, 2021
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Coachella Officials Have Rejected a Proposal for an Ambitious Desert X Artwork, Claiming It Would ‘Exploit’ Local Plight for Tourism

Desert X, Southern California’s Coachella Valley art biennial, has always confronted environmental themes head on, using the harsh desert landscape to speak to global concerns about climate change. But during preparations for the event’s third edition, Coachella natives took umbrage…

/ January 6, 2021
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New York Times returns Peabody after finding “significant falsehoods” in “Caliphate” podcast

The New York Times on Friday said it would return its 2018 Peabody Award for its "Caliphate" podcast, hours after the paper conceded that large parts of the audio series didn't meet its editorial standards.Why it matters: It's an embarrassing…

/ December 19, 2020