Day: February 3, 2021

Biden approves federal aid for Navajo Nation over COVID-19 | | Incredible Solutions Tech

Federal funding will help support the Indigenous nation’s efforts to combat the virus and bolster vaccinations. United States President Joe Biden has issued a disaster declaration for the Navajo Nation over the coronavirus pandemic, a move that unlocks much-needed federal financial assistance and other support for the Indigenous community....

Guaido: Maduro refuses to access US-held funds to buy vaccines | Incredible Solutions Tech

‘The [problem] is not the funds, that’s the dictatorship’s propaganda to try to excuse itself and point fingers and confuse the whole world,’ Juan Guaido told a press conference on Wednesday. Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido said on Wednesday that Venezuelan funds controlled by the United States Treasury Department...

Billion-dollar baby: Amazon daily sales surpass new milestone | Incredible Solutions Tech

Amazon’s skyrocketing profits reflect the holiday shopping season and pandemic-fueled trend of shopping online. Amazon.com Inc. breached the $1 billion-a-day revenue mark in 2020, in another example of how the company’s massive growth and market dominance has made its stock a near-unanimous favorite on Wall Street. The e-commerce giant’s...

US to ramp up vaccination efforts with ‘community centres’ | | Incredible Solutions Tech

The White House on Wednesday announced that it will open more “community vaccination centres” in schools, universities and stadiums in several hard-hit states, in an effort to ramp up their vaccination campaign. “These centres are helping to provide new, more efficient places for people to get vaccinated,” White House...

Yemen: Remembering the Arab Spring | Incredible Solutions Tech

Ex-journalist Afrah Nasser remembers Yemen's journey from revolution to war to the world's worst humanitarian disaster. Source link...

Ethiopia arrests 15 over UAE embassy attack plot: Reports | | Incredible Solutions Tech

The country’s intelligence and security service said suspects were working on direction of foreigners, local media report. Ethiopia’s state-run media have said authorities arrested 15 people over a plot to attack the United Arab Emirates’ embassy in the capital, Addis Ababa. The Ethiopian Press Agency (EPA) on Wednesday cited...

US and Russia extend nuclear arms control treaty to 2026 | | Incredible Solutions Tech

Both Washington and Moscow cast the extension as a victory, saying it would provide stability and transparency. The United States and Russia have finalised an agreement to extend until 2026 a treaty limiting their stockpiles of nuclear weapons. The New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START Treaty), which was...

Ant reaches deal with Chinese regulators on restructuring plan | Incredible Solutions Tech

The agreement will make Jack Ma’s fintech giant subject to capital benchmarks similar to those for banks. Ant Group Co. and Chinese regulators have agreed on a restructuring plan that will turn Jack Ma’s fintech giant into a financial holding company, making it subject to capital requirements similar to...

Club World Cup kicks off in Qatar against COVID backdrop | | Incredible Solutions Tech

Tournament, delayed by almost two months due to the pandemic, kicks off on Thursday with stadiums operating at 30 percent capacity. The delayed 2020 FIFA Club World Cup will kick off in Qatar on Thursday as the country ramps up its preparation for the 2022 World Cup and also...

The Crown, Schitt’s Creek, Ozark lead Golden Globe TV | Incredible Solutions Tech

The Crown, Schitt’s Creek, and Ozark lead the pack of Golden Globe TV nominees as the Hollywood Foreign Press Association showcases hits that entertain streaming audiences during the coronavirus pandemic. British royal drama The Crown, small-town comedy Schitt’s Creek and crime thriller Ozark led the pack of Golden Globe...

The Afghan Dilemma for the Biden/Harris Administration — | Incredible Solutions Tech

Opinion by Saber Azam (geneva) Wednesday, February 03, 2021 Inter Press Service GENEVA, Feb 03 (IPS) – Saber Azam is a former United Nations official who served with UNHCR and DPKO in key positions in Europe, Africa, and Asia. He is also the author of SORAYA: The Other Princess, a...

Versace to unveil new ‘signature’ pattern to reinvigorate | Incredible Solutions Tech

Versace will debut a new ‘signature’ pattern for clothes, handbags and other products next month that executives say could singlehandedly reinvigorate the brand. Versace will debut a new pattern for clothes, handbags and other products next month that executives believe can singlehandedly rejuvenate the Capri Holdings Ltd.-owned label as...

Myanmar Looks Back in Fear and Anger after Military Coup — | Incredible Solutions Tech

Retail stores in Sule Square, central Yangon, were closed on February 2, the day after the coup. Credit: IPS / Yangon stringer by Guy Dinmore and a reporter in Yangon (yangon, myanmar) Wednesday, February 03, 2021 Inter Press Service YANGON, Myanmar, Feb 03 (IPS) – As night fell on Tuesday,...

Her day in court: Woman crowdfunds sexual assault case | | Incredible Solutions Tech

A young woman raised money to bring her case of sexual assault against a former policeman in a first for Malaysia. A Mongolian woman has raised thousands of dollars in crowdfunding to mount a sexual assault case against a former policeman in a first for Malaysia, her lawyer said on Wednesday. Women’s rights groups...

Nepal Struggles to Preserve Its Indigenous Languages as Those | Incredible Solutions Tech

Child reading Newa folk story, Dhaplaan Khyaa, by Durgalal Shrestha. Credit: ASHISH SHAKYA by Alisha Sijapati (katmandu) Wednesday, February 03, 2021 Inter Press Service KATMANDU, Feb 03 (IPS) – At last count Nepal had 129 spoken languages, but even as new ones are identified, others are becoming extinct. At least...