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IDB ousts Trump nominee Claver-Carone for violating ethics rules with relationship with subordinate

The president of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), Mauricio Claver-Carone, was fired on Monday over his relationship with a subordinate whom he favored with his decisions. The governors of the IDB voted to remove Claver-Carone as president after an ethics investigation showed that he had violated the institution’s code of ethics. The external probe, conducted […]

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Pets

Column: Make a lifetime commitment to your pets

One of the few positive aspects of the pandemic was seeing animal adoptions skyrocket across the country. At the height of the pandemic, more than 23 million households brought home a new pet. Studies have shown that having pets helps ease loneliness and reduce stress, anxiety, and depression. Adding a pet was an excellent choice […]

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UK

People news: Norway adds to SWF’s Council on Ethics

GPFG/Council on Ethics – Vigdis Vandvik has been appointed as a new member of the five-strong Council on Ethics (Etikkrådet) for the Government Pension Fund Global (GPFG), Norway’s Ministry of Finance announced. Vandvik, a professor at the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Bergen, has been appointed for a term ending 31 May […]

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Health

An Effort to ID Tulsa Race Massacre Victims Raises Privacy Issues

But this is far from the first time family members’ genetic material has been used to put names to unidentified remains. Scientists around the world have used DNA to identify missing persons and victims of war, genocide, and natural disasters. The International Commission on Missing Persons, or ICMP, a nongovernmental organization based in The Netherlands, […]

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US

‘The Metaverse Is the Future,’ Chinese Tech Insiders Say

SHANGHAI — Industrial digitization and the metaverse will be at the center of the next wave of tech innovations in China, experts said at the Shanghai Y50 Forum held Saturday. After building a sophisticated market for consumer-facing services over the past few decades, China’s next phase of tech development is shifting to industrial uses for […]

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US

Who will establish metaverse ethics?

Li Min/China Daily The “metaverse” isn”t here yet, and when it arrives it will not be a single domain controlled by any one company. Facebook wanted to create that impression when it changed its name to Meta, but its rebranding coincided with major investments by Microsoft and Roblox. All are angling to shape how virtual […]

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Finance

Why we should be concerned about ministerial ethics

Once they reach Downing Street, prime ministers rarely stop to ponder, “Who will guard the guards?” The ultimate check on a British leader’s power comes either at the ballot box or in a party leadership challenge. But the constraints on their day-to-day conduct are far weaker. Since 2006, Whitehall has sought to monitor the conduct […]

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UK

Norway euthanizes Freya the walrus that climbed on to boats and piers in Oslo

BERLIN (AP) — Authorities in Norway have euthanized a walrus that had drawn crowds of spectators in the Oslo Fjord after concluding that it posed a risk to humans. The 600-kilogram (1,320-pound) female walrus, known affectionately as Freya, became a popular attraction in Norway in recent weeks, despite warnings from officials that people should refrain […]

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Pets

Pets of the Week: Meet Rupert and Haven

What’s better than one cuddle buddy? Two! Meet Rupert and Haven. These besties have been together for quite some time and are pretty attached to each other. They are both very affectionate and love to be with you. They are about five months old and weigh 19 and 13 pounds. They are a corgi/Chihuahua mix. […]

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US

Portray Another You in the Metaverse with a Virtual Avatar Creator

With the increase in popularity of the metaverse in China, a raft of new occupations has come to the fore to satisfy users’ individual needs. A virtual avatar creator, or nielianshi, is one of them. A search on Taobao shows results for products with prices ranging from 20 yuan ($2.96) to 1,000 yuan, and an […]