Day: January 14, 2021

Trump administration slashes imperiled spotted owls’ habitat | | Incredible Solutions Tech

Environmentalists decry US move to slash millions of acres of protected habitat, much of it in prime timber locations. The Trump administration has said that it would slash millions of acres of protected habitat designated for the imperilled northern spotted owl in Oregon, Washington state and northern California, much...

‘Dead heat’: 2020 tied for warmest year on record, NASA finds | Incredible Solutions Tech

When it comes to the Earth’s global surface temperature, 2020 came in hot — tying 2016 as the warmest year on record, according to a climate analysis published Thursday by NASA and the United States’ National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The Earth’s average temperature was 1.02 degrees Celsius...

Jacob Blake says he was ready to surrender before being shot | | Incredible Solutions Tech

Blake, a Black man who was shot by police officer, says he was prepared to surrender once he put his knife in the car. A Black man who was shot in the back by a white police officer in the US state of Wisconsin, triggering several nights of violent...

Man holding Confederate flag during US Captiol riot arrested | | Incredible Solutions Tech

The man photographed carrying a Confederate battle flag inside the US Capitol during last week’s mob attack on the building in Washington, DC has been arrested. The Justice department said on Thursday that Kevin Seefried, who was pictured holding the flag, was arrested in the state of Delaware along...

Report: Management of Trump’s ‘zero tolerance’ policy failed | | Incredible Solutions Tech

Justice Department leaders under President Donald Trump knew their 2018 “zero tolerance” border policy would result in family separations but pressed on with prosecutions even as other agencies became overwhelmed with migrants, a government watchdog report released on Thursday has found. The report from the inspector general for the...

Judge not inclined to force Amazon to put Parler back online | Incredible Solutions Tech

Parler, the app favoured by Trump supporters, is likely to remain offline after a judge signalled she is more inclined to take a measured approach when considering whether to force Amazon.com to restore web-hosting services. Parler is likely to remain offline, at least in the near-term, after a judge...

Uganda: Vote count under way after hotly contested election | | Incredible Solutions Tech

People turned out in droves on Thursday to make their mark in an historic election in which Museveni’s reign is said to be strongly tested by Bobi Wine. Ugandans have voted under heavy security and an internet blackout in an election pitting veteran leader Yoweri Museveni against a former...

German economy stalls, probably avoids double-dip recession | | Incredible Solutions Tech

German officials predict renewed pandemic lockdown won’t have the same severe impact as restrictions earlier in 2020. The German economy stagnated at the end of last year, probably avoiding a double-dip recession that is engulfing the euro area. The statistics office predicted that the country’s renewed pandemic lockdown won’t...

What’s behind the significant build-up of US firepower in the | Incredible Solutions Tech

The last few weeks have seen a sharp build-up of American combat power in the Gulf. Already home to the formidable 5th Fleet – based in Bahrain – the US Navy recently sent a powerful Ohio-class submarine, the USS Georgia, escorted by two guided-missile cruisers – the USS Port...

China Accused of Intimidating, Detaining Citizens Critical of | Incredible Solutions Tech

Social distancing in a Macau Hospital waiting room. Human Rights Watch has expressed concern about human rights abuses being carried out under the guise of COVID-19 public health lockdowns in China. Photo by Macau Photo Agency on Unsplash by Alison Kentish (united nations) Thursday, January 14, 2021 Inter Press...

Delta remains cautious after massive $12.4bn loss in 2020 | | Incredible Solutions Tech

Delta Air Lines closed the books on a disastrous 2020 with a comparatively small fourth-quarter loss, and executives expect a few more rocky months before — they hope — widespread coronavirus vaccinations and testing might salvage something of the upcoming summer travel season. Delta on Thursday reported a quarterly...

UN: World facing ‘catastrophic’ temperature rise this century | Incredible Solutions Tech

Global temperatures in 2020 were among the highest on record and rivalled 2016 as the hottest year ever. The world is on course for a “catastrophic” temperature rise this century, the United Nations has warned. Global temperatures in 2020 were among the highest on record and it rivalled 2016...

Lady Gaga to sing anthem, J-Lo to perform at Biden | Incredible Solutions Tech

Biden’s inauguration will be a significant departure from those of previous presidents due to security and COVID-19 concerns. Lady Gaga will sing the national anthem at Joe Biden’s inauguration and Jennifer Lopez will give a musical performance on the West Front of the US Capitol when Biden is sworn...

Venezuela mulls letting private firms operate state oilfields | Incredible Solutions Tech

Venezuelan officials have met in recent months with small domestic oilfield contractors to propose letting them operate fields owned by state-owned Petroleos de Venezuela (PDVSA) while pocketing part of the proceeds, six people with knowledge of the talks told Reuters news agency. The talks show that President Nicolas Maduro,...

Americas Descent into Depths of Disastrous Trumpism — Global | Incredible Solutions Tech

Opinion by H.L.D. Mahindapala (colombo, sri lanka) Thursday, January 14, 2021 Inter Press Service COLOMBO, Sri Lanka, Jan 14 (IPS) – H.L.D. Mahindapala is a Sri Lankan journalist who was Editor, Sunday Observer (1990-1994), President, Sri Lanka Working Journalists’ Association (1991-1993) and Secretary-General, South Asia Media Association (1994).Democracy is...