Jack Dorsey donated $ 15 million to the Basic Unconditional Income Program in the USA
The Mayors for a Guaranteed Income (MGI) pilot program of mayors of 30 American cities, which promotes the idea of introducing an unconditional basic income (BBI) in the United States, announced that the founder and head of the microblogging service Twitter, Jack Dorsey, donated $ 15 million from personal funds to the program. In the summer, Jack Dorsey donated $ 3 million to the program.
The MGI program was created in late June at the initiative of the Mayor of Stockton, California, Michael Tubbs. In his city, since last year, he has been running a program to provide 125 local residents with $ 500 a month, under the terms of the program, a person can spend money on anything. Analysis of spending shows that people prefer to spend it on food, transportation and utility bills. With the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the program was extended.
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Elon Musk showed how SpaceX's first floating cosmodrome, Deimos, will look like.
It is planned to launch ships from a former oil platform in the ocean as early as 2022.
In India, bodies that may be victims of COVID-19 have been dumped on the banks of the Ganges
Dozens of bodies were dumped on the banks of the sacred river Ganges in the country. The pandemic has spread to large rural areas, overcrowding local medical facilities, crematoria and cemeteries.
New York has legalized recreational marijuana use for people 21 and older.
The bill was passed by the Senate, 40 votes in favor and 23 against, and then it was approved by 100 votes in favor and 49 votes against in the Assembly.
The state is expected to collect about $ 350 million a year in taxes, and the newly legalized industry could create between 30,000 and 60,000 new jobs.
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The main Christmas tree was lit in New York.
The writer apologized to a man who spent 16 years in prison for her rape
Alice Seabold apologized for the illegal conviction of a man who was found not guilty of raping her in 1981.
In her first book, Lucky, Seabord described being raped. Anthony Broadwater was convicted of the crime. He spent 16 years in prison and was on the sex offender registry for more than 20 years.
Seabold also wrote the novel The Lovely Bones, which Peter Jackson turned into an Oscar-nominated film.
"I am most sorry that the life you could have been unjustly stolen from you, and I know that no apology can change what has happened to you," Seabold said in a statement.
A statement released by Broadwater's lawyers said he was "relieved that she apologized."
Seabold's first autobiographical novel sold more than a million copies, which marked the beginning of her writing career.
In it, she described in detail how an 18-year-old student at Syracuse University in New York was raped.
Elon Musk presented a new product of his company - cyber whistles
"Whistle at Tesla," Elon Musk wrote on Twitter and attached a link to the product. He also accompanied the entry with an ironic remark.
Tesla's page describes "cyber whistles" as "a premium collectible made from polished stainless steel."
The whistle is made in the form of a Cybertruck concept electric vehicle. The price for the product is set at $ 50.
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High-speed routes and the China-Laos line are among the eight Chinese lines scheduled to open in December
Eight railways will start operating in China during December 2021, while the China-Laos 160 km / h line, part of China's Belt and Road Initiative, is due to open on December 3.
The first electric train, which traveled along the 414 km section of Boten - Vientiane Laos, arrived in Vientiane in early November. On November 30, Laos and China signed an intergovernmental agreement to provide guidance and legal framework for cross-border activities along the rail route.