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Sunday June 13rd, 2021 morning edition

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Noorie Malik, Yelp’s vice president of user operations, said Yelp has a “team of moderators” that investigate pages that get an unusual amount of traffic.

“Since January 2021, we’ve placed more than 15 unusual activity alerts on business pages related to a business’s stance on covid-19 vaccinations,” said Malik.

The majority of those cases have been since May, like the gay bar C.C. Attles in Seattle, which got an alert from Yelp after it made patrons show proof of vaccination at the door.

Earlier this month, Moe’s Cantina in Chicago’s River North neighborhood got spammed after it attempted to isolate vaccinated customers from unvaccinated ones.

His Yelp review included comments like “There was hair in my food” or alleged cockroach sightings.

While businesses I spoke to said Yelp worked with them on identifying spam reviews, none of them had any luck with contacting Google’s team.

It really undermines the review platform when things like this are allowed to happen. »

Japan's upper house of Parliament passes motion to support Taiwan's bid to join WHO assembly

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Tokyo [Japan], June 12 (ANI): The upper house of the Japanese Parliament on Friday passed a resolution supporting the self-governed island's participation in the World Health Organisation's (WHO) annual assembly.

The House of Councillor on Friday unanimously passed the nonpartisan motion calling on all countries to allow Taiwan's participation in the World Health Assembly(WHA) from next year.

Taiwan thanked the upper house of the Japanese parliament on Friday for passing a resolution. »

Nic Cage crashes Nic Cage festival, reads short story in very Nic Cage way

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So far, not too crazy, but then the machine gets stuck in the sky and it starts raining food.

Everything goes wrong and Flint Lockwood must save the day by flying up to the machine and kicking fried chicken butt. »

Iran president said that he wants to legalize cryptocurrencies “as soon as possible”

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And he doesn’t just say it: he does it and the Assembly passes a law.

Iran President Hassan Rouhani stated this week that he wants to legalize cryptocurrencies as soon as possible, stating at a meeting of the government’s Economic Coordination Board:.

It is worth noting that Iran has not implemented any regulatory framework for cryptocurrencies, but last year it changed the law to use bitcoins for imports. »

Vitamin D deficiency may increase risk for addiction to opioids and ultraviolet rays

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BOSTON - Vitamin D deficiency strongly exaggerates the craving for and effects of opioids, potentially increasing the risk for dependence and addiction, according to a new study led by researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH).

The lab data suggesting that vitamin D deficiency increases addictive behavior was supported by several accompanying analyses of human health records.

Massachusetts General Hospital, founded in 1811, is the original and largest teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School. »