The Daily Populous

Tuesday February 9th, 2021 morning edition

image for China to build the world’s biggest dam on sacred Tibetan river

In the foothills of the Himalayas, where the ancient Yarlung civilisation established the first Tibetan Empire, China has plans to build the world’s biggest hydroelectric dam.

In November of last year, China’s state-owned media shared plans for a 60-gigawatt mega-dam on the Yarlung Tsangpo river in the Tibetan Autonomous Region (TAR).

“When we would swim in the rivers, we were told to never use it as a bathroom, because there are river gods in the water.”.

The Yarlung Tsangpo is of particular significance, as it represents the body of the goddess Dorje Phagmo, one of the highest incarnations in Tibetan culture.

China took control of Tibet in 1950 and has invested billions in developing highways, railways and other infrastructure.

The Three Gorges Dam on the Yangtze River in central China is currently the world’s biggest dam.

While the project in the Yarlung Tsangpo Grand Canyon will certainly be the largest, it is not the only dam project along the river. »

Ghislaine Maxwell loses bid to keep deposition excerpt secret

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“There is no reason not to unseal this portion of testimony,” the Manhattan-based judge wrote.

“While the court acknowledges Ms. Maxwell’s interest in a fair criminal trial, Ms. Maxwell can argue all her points to the presiding judge in her criminal trial, as she has already.”.

Maxwell believes prosecutors obtained the deposition transcript illegally, and it should be kept out of her trial. »

Hyundai and Kia confirm they are no longer in talks with Apple regarding Apple Car production

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Hyundai made a bold statement last month when it confirmed that it was in talks with Apple about a potential partnership for Apple Car.

A variety of sources had suggested over the last several weeks that Apple and Hyundai were in talks regarding Apple Car.

New filings today from Hyundai and Kia confirm that the companies are not in talks with Apple regarding Apple Car production — at least talks that they are willing to make public. »

Ron Wright: Republican congressman dies after contracting Covid

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Texas Republican representative Ron Wright, who previously battled cancer, has died at the age of 67 after testing positive for coronavirus.

“Ron and Susan dedicated their lives to fighting for individual freedom, Texas values, and above all, the lives of the unborn," it added.

According to the Texas Tribune, Mr Wright is survived by his wife Susan, the couple's three children and nine grandchildren. »

Jared and Ivanka made up to $640 million in the White House - CREW

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Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump reported between $172 million and $640 million in outside income while working in the White House, according to an analysis of financial disclosures by CREW.

The hotel was far from Ivanka Trump’s only controversial source of income while working in the White House.

Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump should never have been allowed to work in the White House. »