Day: February 5, 2021

Myanmar minorities fear renewed violence after military coup | | Incredible Solutions Tech

The Myanmar military’s coup on Monday sent shockwaves across the country, bringing back memories of half a century of crushing isolation under direct military rule. Perhaps nowhere was the fear more intense than among the country’s persecuted ethnic minorities. Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, a man UN experts have...

S&P, Nasdaq hit records, but investors eye possible market | Incredible Solutions Tech

United States stocks rose on Friday and the S&P and Nasdaq indexes registered their biggest weekly percentage gains since the US election in early November, boosted by optimism about earnings, stimulus talks and progress in vaccine roll-outs. The S&P 500 rose for a fifth straight session in its longest...

Breach at home base of Air Force One prompts security review | | Incredible Solutions Tech

The US Air Force is reviewing security protocols after an unarmed man accessed the flightline at Joint Base Andrews. The US Air Force ordered a broad review of security at all its installations on Friday, after an unarmed man got access to the flight line at Joint Base Andrews...

Optimism-fuelled oil nears $60 per barrel, highest in a year | | Incredible Solutions Tech

The last time Brent traded at $60 a barrel, the pandemic had yet to take hold, economies were open – and demand for fuel was much higher. Oil prices rose about one percent on Friday, after hitting their highest in a year and closing in on $60 a barrel,...

Lawsuit alleges MBS tried to lure ex-spymaster’s family to | Incredible Solutions Tech

Ex-spymaster claims MBS orchestrated plot to lure his family to Saudi consulate in Istanbul where Khashoggi was killed. Lawyers have filed an amended complaint in the US-based lawsuit against Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) containing allegations about attempts to “lure” an ex-spymaster’s family to the Saudi consulate...

Myanmar anti-junta protests spread, Twitter and Instagram | Incredible Solutions Tech

Protests against the military takeover swell as nearly 300 politicians from the overthrown ruling party defy the coup. The lawyer for Myanmar’s elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi and overthrown President Win Myint said the pair was under house arrest and that he was unable to meet them while...

Documenting COVID-19 Effect on Youth Sexual and Reproductive | Incredible Solutions Tech

A group of youths in Machinga, Malawi. During the COVID-19 pandemic, young people, especially young girls, are facing many challenges regarding their sexual and reproductive health. The world’s population of young people between the ages of 10 and 24 is at a historic high, with the majority — nearly...

Trump impeachment trial is about the future, not a conviction | Incredible Solutions Tech

Barring an enormously compelling performance by the Democratic prosecutors, the impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump will almost certainly end up with his acquittal, despite House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s protestations. “They don’t know that. They don’t know that. They don’t know that. They haven’t heard the case,” Pelosi...

South Africa: Probe finds $17m hole in COVID funds | | Incredible Solutions Tech

Investigation revealed ‘flagrant and wanton disregard’ of the law and ‘insatiable pursuit of self-enrichment’. South African special investigators said that around $17m in coronavirus funds was siphoned off last year through corruption, fraud and inflated prices for protective gear supplied to government hospitals and departments. Last year, President Cyril...

Google launches platform in Australia with news it has paid | Incredible Solutions Tech

The News Showcase platform offers news that Google has paid for through its own content agreements with publishers, as part of its campaign to show that legislation to force it to pay news outlets for content is unnecessary. Tech giant Google on Friday launched a platform in Australia offering...

AstraZeneca COVID shot protects against variant, trial | Incredible Solutions Tech

Oxford University says preliminary trial shows vaccine it developed with AstraZeneca protects against the coronavirus variant first found in the UK. Oxford University and AztraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine has similar efficacy against the British coronavirus variant as it does to the previously circulating variants, Oxford researchers have said. The university,...

The Super Bowl ads generating big buzz before Sunday’s big | Incredible Solutions Tech

It might not have seemed likely early in the coronavirus pandemic, but the 55th Super Bowl Sunday is upon us yet again. Each year, United States advertisers pull out all the stops to entertain the crowd of 100 million viewers expected to tune in to the CBS broadcast on...

Indian Premier League – IPL 2020 News : Mitchell Starc, Joe Root opt out of

News Dawid Malan, Marnus Labuschagne and Alex Hales, among others, also register for the auction Mitchell Starc will not be part of IPL 2021, as the left-arm fast bowler has not registered for the auctions that are slated for February 18 in Chennai. A total of 1097 players –...

Montenegro overturns coup verdict for two Russians, 11 others | Incredible Solutions Tech

Appeals court says 2019 verdict was marred by violations of criminal law and new trial should be held. A Montenegrin court has overturned the convictions of two Russians and 11 others over an attempted coup against the pro-Western government in 2016 and has ordered a retrial. On Friday, the...

In Pictures: Protesters rally for Myanmar’s democracy across | Incredible Solutions Tech

Protests in India, Indonesia and South Korea took place on Friday, with demonstrators calling for the restoration of democracy in Myanmar following a military coup. The solidarity rallies saw people march in Seoul, New Delhi and Jakarta, expressing support for the protesters in Myanmar who demand the release of...