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Salman Rushdie’s condition update, following stabbing



Acclaimed author, Salman Rushdie, who was stabbed repeatedly at a public appearance in New York, is off a ventilator and his health is improving

Salman Rushdie’s agent says Rushdie is off a ventilator and that his condition is improving, after an attacker repeatedly stabbed him at an event in New York state.

The attack comes 33 years after Iran’s then-supreme leader called for him to be killed.

“He’s off the ventilator, so the road to recovery has begun. It will be long; the injuries are severe, but his condition is headed in the right direction.”

Rushdie agent via email to reuters

After being airlifted to a hospital in Erie, Pennsylvania, Rushdie was put on a ventilator following hours of surgery and was unable to speak as of Friday evening.

Rushdie’s agent also said the 75-year-old would likely lose an eye and had nerve damage in his arm and wounds to his liver.

Salman Rushdie

Rushdie was set to deliver a lecture on artistic freedom in western New York when police say a man rushed the stage and stabbed him.

The suspect, 24-year-old, Hadi Matar of Fairview, New Jersey, pleaded not guilty to charges of attempted murder and assault at a court appearance on Saturday.

Hadi Matar Photo Credit: Hadi Matar, 24, arriving in court. AP

Rushdie, who was born into an Indian Muslim family, has lived with a bounty on his head since 1989, when the supreme leader of Iran urged Muslims to kill him over his novel “The Satanic Verses,” which some Muslims said contained blasphemous passages.

Authorities in Iran have made no public comment about the attack, but hardline state media outlets have celebrated the stabbing with headlines including “Satan has been blinded” and some Iranians voiced support online for the stabbing.

However, many other Iranians expressed their sympathies for Rushdie, posting on social media about their anger at the Islamic Republic’s clerical rulers.

In a statement posted on Twitter, one of Rushdie’s sons said his father was able to say a few words after getting off the ventilator, adding “Though his life changing injuries are severe, his usual feisty & defiant sense of humor remains intact.”

This report produced by Chris Dignam.

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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.

Seth Schachner, the Managing Director at StratAmericas and a former Sony Music Executive joins Veronica Dudo to discuss. #Spotify #music #Apple #AppleMusic #SpotifyWrapped #streaming #featured #IN AMERICA TODAY

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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.

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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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