China’s Zhengzhou is sinking, with thousands trying to flee
Desperate passengers have tried to flee a Chinese subway station drowning in floodwater, as Zhengzhou cops record rainfall.
In one train carriage, water seeped in and rose from ankle to waist, to then, neck height.
Panicked commuters stretched upwards to breathe, while others lifted shorter people into the shrinking air pocket above.
Terrifying videos published on social media captured the moment some passengers stood on chairs and clung to the ceiling, hoping not to drown.
One tried to smash a window, before realising that there was even more water outside the carriage
Another woman who gave her name as “Ms. Li ” told Elephant News. “We were all standing on the seats, and the water was already on our knees,”
After about an hour, the train carriage was plunged into darkness and the oxygen level dropped significantly as people started to panic.
“I was really scared”
Some shorter passengers had water up to their necks, adding that as time went on the air supply began to diminish.
After several hours of fear and uncertainty, rescuers were able to gain access through the roof of the carriage and pulled people out. “We knocked on the glass a bit [on the ceiling]. Then suddenly there was air,” an unnamed woman told state broadcaster CCTV.
Hundreds saved from flooding subway tunnel
Hundreds of people were eventually saved from the flooded subway tunnel in Zhengzhou. The city has a population of more than 10 million people, and many take public transport.
Chinese scientists say global warming has made the situation more dangerous and warn that extreme weather could become more frequent in the future.
Streaming wars: can Apple compete with Spotify?
Spotify’s 2023 Wrapped has dropped prompting listeners to review their top artists, genres, and songs of the year.
Many are taking to social media platforms to share their listening trends with family, friends, coworkers, and even other fans on the internet.
While Apple Music, a rival platform, has its own year-end campaign—it hasn’t quite ignited the same online response.
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What Australia can learn from NZ’s supermarket inquiry
Coles and Woolworths, two of Australia’s largest supermarket chains, are about to face a Senate inquiry that aims to scrutinise their market dominance and business practices.
The inquiry’s parallels with a past New Zealand investigation highlight the growing concern over the duopoly’s impact on consumers and smaller businesses.
The Senate inquiry, set to begin next month, comes as a response to mounting public pressure and allegations of anti-competitive behavior in the grocery sector.
New Zealand example
Similar concerns led New Zealand to conduct its own inquiry into the supermarket industry back in 2019, resulting in recommendations for increased regulation and transparency.
The central question here is whether Coles and Woolworths wield too much power in the Australian market, potentially stifling competition and limiting choices for consumers.
With the New Zealand example as a cautionary tale, many are wondering if this inquiry will result in meaningful changes to the Australian grocery landscape.
Elon Musk: Nikki Haley’s ‘campaign is dead’
Elon Musk has thrown a verbal jab at former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley, declaring her political campaign as “dead” on X.
The unexpected comment from the Tesla and SpaceX CEO has ignited a new wave of discussion within the political sphere, leaving many wondering about the implications for Haley’s political future.
In a tweet that garnered significant attention, Musk criticized Haley’s recent policy stance, writing, “Nikki Haley’s campaign is dead on arrival if she continues to ignore the urgency of climate change.
We need leaders who prioritize the planet’s future.” The tech mogul’s remarks come as Haley, a prominent Republican figure, has been exploring the possibility of running for president in the upcoming election cycle.
Musk’s statement has reignited the debate over climate change within the Republican Party, with many conservatives emphasizing economic interests over environmental concerns.
This raises questions about whether Musk’s endorsement or critique could influence the GOP’s stance on climate issues and potentially impact the 2024 presidential race.
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