Day: February 8, 2021

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala poised to become first woman to lead WTO | | Incredible Solutions Tech

The incoming chief of the World Trade Organization has a reputation for shaking up the guardians of wealth and power that will come in handy in her new role. During Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala’s effort to root out corruption during her first stint as Nigeria’s finance minister, opponents of her plans...

US Senate sets speedy timeline for Trump impeachment trial | | Incredible Solutions Tech

House managers and Trump’s defence team will each have 16 hours across two days to present their arguments. Republican and Democratic leaders in the United States Senate have agreed to a timeline for the second impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump beginning on Tuesday, Senate Majority Leader Chuck...

Honduran president target of US investigation, court filings | Incredible Solutions Tech

Reuters news agency says court filing does not say what the Honduran president, a key US ally, is being investigated for. United States prosecutors are investigating Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez, according to a new court filing seen by the Reuters news agency, piling pressure on a leader who...

‘This is what your life is’: Tom Brady, the GOAT? | American | Incredible Solutions Tech

In the early 2000s, as his Patriots teammates collected diamond championship rings after their Super Bowl wins, a 20-something Tom Brady, who had won three titles in his first four years as New England’s starting quarterback, was asked which of the boastful bling was his favourite. “The next one,” the...

Bayern Munich beat Al Ahly to reach Club World Cup final | | Incredible Solutions Tech

Bayern Munich reached the Club World Cup final after goals in each half by Robert Lewandowski sealed a 2-0 victory over African champions Al Ahly at the Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium, a host venue for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. The German side will face Mexico’s Tigres in...

Sudan’s prime minister names new cabinet | Middle East News | Incredible Solutions Tech

Reshuffle comes as Abdalla Hamdok struggles to push through reforms and secure foreign financing to boost economy. Sudan’s Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok appointed Darfur rebel leader Gibril Ibrahim as finance minister in a cabinet reshuffle on Monday. Hamdok announced his new cabinet, which includes ministers from the Sudan Revolutionary...

Facebook cracks down on anti-vaccine accounts amid COVID surge | Incredible Solutions Tech

Facebook announced it will also give $120m in free advertising to health departments and nongovernmental organisations that share accurate information about COVID-19 testing and vaccination. Facebook Inc. said it will take stronger steps to eliminate false information about Covid-19 and vaccines on its social network, a move that could...

Biden wage plan would lift 900,000 from poverty. There’s a | Incredible Solutions Tech

United States President Joe Biden’s plan to raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour would reduce poverty but also cut 1.4 million jobs, says the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office. United States President Joe Biden’s proposal to raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour by June 2025 would...

US says it will return to ‘flawed’ UN human rights council | | Incredible Solutions Tech

Secretary of State Blinken says Trump’s 2018 withdrawal from the council ‘did nothing to encourage meaningful change’. The United States has said it will “re-engage” with the United Nations Human Rights Council, almost three years after former President Donald Trump withdrew from the panel. In a statement on Monday...

Australian Open finally gets under way amid COVID restrictions | Incredible Solutions Tech

The Australian Open – tennis’s first Grand Slam of the year delayed until February – has finally begun, albeit with a limit on the number of spectators present courtside as authorities battle to contain the spread of the coronavirus. A smaller crowd than usual was present on the opening...

Post-Coup Myanmar, Aung San Suu Kyi and the Way Forward — | Incredible Solutions Tech

Opinion by Kul Chandra Gautam (kathmandu, nepal) Monday, February 08, 2021 Inter Press Service KATHMANDU, Nepal, Feb 08 (IPS) – Kul Chandra Gautam, a Nepali diplomat, is a former Assistant Secretary-General of the UN and Deputy Executive Director of UNICEF. (www.kulgautam.org). He is also the author of the recently-published “Global...

Failure to contain COVID jeopardises Latin America recovery: | Incredible Solutions Tech

The economic recovery of Latin America will remain uneven and at risk unless governments take control of the pandemic and COVID-19 cases decrease, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) warned Monday. “If there are no major achievements in vaccinations, if we cannot reverse the trend that we have seen in...

Is Turkey a Proof that Religion and Democracy Cannot Coexist? | Incredible Solutions Tech

by Sania Farooqui (new delhi, india) Monday, February 08, 2021 Inter Press Service NEW DELHI, India, Feb 08 (IPS) – Over the years, Turkey has survived three Coup d’état in which its military forces took power, in 1960, 1971 and 1980. The coup in 1997, was carried out in a...

Aid convoy arrives in CAR capital after rebels blockade | | Incredible Solutions Tech

UN says 14 trucks reached Bangui after a 50-day blockade by rebels who cut off the city’s lifeline. An aid convoy has reached the capital of the Central African Republic (CAR) after a 50-day blockade by rebels who had cut off the city’s lifeline. On December 19, armed groups...

How My Dad Captured This Famous Photo of Martin Luther King | Incredible Solutions Tech

Opinion by Dorothy M. Davis (tampa, florida) Monday, February 08, 2021 Inter Press Service My dad, Griff Davis, was a boyhood friend of Martin Luther King, Jr. They ran in the same crowd and, after graduating from Morehouse College, stayed in touch their whole lives. Dad, who was both an...