The Daily Populous

Tuesday October 29th, 2019 evening edition

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A group of YouTube stars have raised more than $6m (£4.7m) to plant trees around the world by rallying their huge numbers of subscribers.

He then teamed up with other YouTubers to create the #TeamTrees project with a target of $20m – each $1 donation will plant one tree.

Launched on 25 October, the crowdfunder raised $5m in just 48 hours, with $1.75m coming from YouTube alone, which the team claims is a new fundraising record for the site.

All donations are sent directly to the Arbor Day Foundation, a US nonprofit conservation and education organisation dedicated to planting trees.

They will plant the trees around the world, starting in January, with the aim of completing the project within three years.

More than 600 creators and social media influencers have joined the initiative, many employing creative tactics to encourage donations.

YouTube has been criticised for its platforming of climate denial, as highlighted by Extinction Rebellion Youth action during the two-week October protests. »

Majority of Germans want Turkey kicked out of NATO: survey

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A majority of Germans believe that Turkey should be expelled from NATO over Ankara's military offensive in northern Syria that began in October, according to a survey released on Tuesday.

The city will remain under Turkish control following a deal struck in Sochi between Russia and Turkey.

Syrian civilians bear the brunt of Turkey's offensive 'We've lost everything' A majority of those who have fled are reportedly Kurds. »

Report: Kyrie Irving's Behavior Is 'Unspoken Concern,' Makes Nets 'Queasy'

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According to ESPN's Jackie MacMullan, Irving's "mood swings ... are the unspoken concern that makes Nets officials queasy":.

Nets team sources say one such episode occurred during Brooklyn's trip to China, leaving everyone scratching their heads as to what precipitated it.

"I'm sure Kyrie will have some 'days' and so will we," guard Joe Harris told MacMullan. »

‘Star Wars’ Setback: ‘Game Of Thrones’ Duo David Benioff & D.B. Weiss Exit Trilogy

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EXCLUSIVE: David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, the duo who in 2011 launched the singular screen sensation known as Game of Thrones, have walked away from their much-publicized deal with Disney’s Lucasfilm to launch a feature film trilogy in 2022.

They said their enthusiasm for Star Wars remains boundless but, regrettably, their schedule is full.

Kennedy didn’t close shut any doors in her sendoff statement on Monday: “David Benioff and Dan Weiss are incredible storytellers. »