Year: 2020

Google to buy $4.5 bn stake in digital unit of India’s Reliance

Mumbai (AFP) – Google will buy a $4.5 billion stake in Reliance’s digital unit and jointly develop an entry-level smartphone with the Indian conglomerate, the two companies said Wednesday as global tech giants race to grab a share of the country’s massive market.”We are delighted to welcome a household name in India and worldwide, Google,…

Trump blasts Biden and China in unfocused campaign-style speech

For more than an hour, President Donald Trump pilloried Joe Biden, progressive Democrats, mail-in voting and a range of other people and topics in a rambling speech on Tuesday that was supposed to be about new U.S. sanctions on China.Trump opened the grievance-filled diatribe in the White House Rose Garden by announcing he had just…

One vine day: Thai wine sisters take aim at booze monopoly

Nakhon Ratchasima (Thailand) (AFP) – Sisters Mimi and Nikki have battled Thailand’s tropical climate, chased off elephants from their vineyards and won over a sceptical public to their award-winning wine. Now they’re taking on the “unfair” booze laws critics say benefit the kingdom’s billionaire booze monopolies.Rows of Syrah, Voignier and Chenin Blanc grapes stretch across the…

Powerful Eruptions On The Sun Might Trigger Earthquakeson July 14, 2020 at 1:00 pm

Through decades of research, scientists have learned that large, powerful earthquakes commonly occur in groups, not in random patterns. But exactly why has so far remained a mystery. Now, new research published July 13 in Scientific Reviews, asserts the first strong — though still disputed — evidence that powerful eruptions on the sun can trigger…

U.S. Executes Daniel Lewis Lee, First Use Of Capital Punishment Since 2003

The United States federal government on Tuesday carried out the first federal execution in 17 years.The Supreme Court allowed for the resumption of the federal death penalty. Daniel Lewis Lee, a convicted murder of an Arkansas family and a white supremacist, was killed by lethal injection at the federal prison in Terre Haute, Indiana. In…

Lea Michele Pays Tribute To Glee Late Co-Stars Naya Rivera & Cory Monteith

Lea Michele has broken her social media silence and is paying tribute to her late Glee co-stars, Naya Rivera and Cory Monteith. Rivera’s body was discovered in Lake Piru in Ventura County, California on, July 13 which was also the seventh anniversary of Monteith’s death. The actress was confirmed dead five days after she was reported…

Asian markets mostly up on vaccine, stimulus hopes

Hong Kong (AFP) – Fresh hopes for a virus vaccine and another round of US stimulus lifted Asian markets on Wednesday, though gains remained tethered by the reimposition of containment measures and China-US tensions.Investors took their lead from Wall Street’s pop higher, which came after US biotech firm Moderna said the final stage of human…

White House Attempts To Discredit Dr. Anthony Fauci With Document Circulated To Media Outlets

White House officials tried to damage Dr. Anthony’s Fauci public image by circulating a list with Fauci’s comments to criticize his coronavirus handling early during the pandemic.New outlets have reported that White House officials are trying to undermine Fauci for his handling of the virus by providing a document with Fauci’s comments to attack his…