Sasse: Trump is ‘an ass-licker’

Republican Sen. Ben Sasse blasted U.S. President Donald Trump in a covertly recorded call with voters on Wednesday, airing a long list of criticisms rarely heard from an elected member of the GOP. The senator from Nebraska accused Trump of botching the COVID-19 pandemic response, kissing up to dictators, flirting with white supremacists, spending “like a drunken sailor,” selling out U.S. … Continue reading Sasse: Trump is ‘an ass-licker’

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Best AI hiring tools for smart recruiters

Dozens of software firms have sprung up to sell companies AI recruitment tools, which they promise will cut bias out of their clients’ hiring processes. In promotional materials and press releases, they argue that human recruiters are irredeemably biased while machines are objective, so companies and job candidates alike will benefit from AI-driven hiring. Of course, it’s not … Continue reading Best AI hiring tools for smart recruiters

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Twitter in trouble for blocking links to Biden article

Twitter announced Friday that it will change its policy around hacked information after its decision to block users from sharing an unverified New York Post exposé about Hunter Biden sparked outrage among conservatives. Enforcing a policy put in place in 2018 to discourage harm associated with hacks and exposure of private information, Twitter blocked users … Continue reading Twitter in trouble for blocking links to Biden article

WHO identifies Dexamethasone as the only effective COVID-19 drug

Currently, the drug dexamethasone is still the only therapeutic shown to be effective against the novel coronavirus for severe patients, the chief of the World Health Organization said Friday. WHO Director-General Tedros Ghebreyesus addressed journalists at a twice-weekly webinar from Geneva on the fight against the pandemic. He revealed interim results from the WHO's Solidarity … Continue reading WHO identifies Dexamethasone as the only effective COVID-19 drug

Boris: Get ready for no-deal Brexit

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Friday that the time has come for the UK to “get ready” for a no-deal Brexit on Jan. 1.  Reading a statement from Downing Street, Johnson said: “From the outset, we were totally clear that we wanted nothing more complicated than a Canada-style relationship based on friendship and … Continue reading Boris: Get ready for no-deal Brexit

Global COVID-19 deaths surpass 1.1 million

Over 1.1 million people have died worldwide after contracting the novel coronavirus, according to Johns Hopkins University data released Friday.  The grim milestone comes as the US-based university's running tally has counted over 39 million COVID-19 cases globally. The US remains the country hardest hit by the pandemic, making up roughly 20% of all virus-related … Continue reading Global COVID-19 deaths surpass 1.1 million

Blacks and South Asians more likely to die from virus, new data shows

Black people and those from South Asian ethnic backgrounds have higher risks of death from COVID-19 compared to those with White ethnic background, according to new data from the UK Office for National Statistics released on Friday. For men in England and Wales, those with a Black African background had the highest COVID-19 death rate, … Continue reading Blacks and South Asians more likely to die from virus, new data shows

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What do you know about the galaxies?

A cluster of stars in their several millions form a vast collection of gyrating system called Galaxy (Ukaegbu 1998). So, we can say, a Galaxy is a huge collection of millions of stars, together with gas and dust held together by gravitational attraction. Our Solar system belongs to the galaxy called the Milky Way Galaxy, … Continue reading What do you know about the galaxies?

Social Security changes to expect in 2021

Every October, the Social Security Administration (SSA) announces its annual changes to the Social Security program for the coming year.1 Here are the Social Security changes that were announced in Oct. 2020 and take effect on Jan. 1, 2021, according to the SSA's annual fact sheet. Keep them in mind when you update your Social Security information. KEY … Continue reading Social Security changes to expect in 2021

Mnuchin tells the IMF to reduce investment on COVID-19

U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Wednesday urged the International Monetary Fund and World Bank to work judiciously within their existing resources to fight the coronavirus pandemic and urged G20 countries to endorse a proposed debt restructuring framework. In a statement to the two institutions' steering committees, Mnuchin said they needed to continue to provide … Continue reading Mnuchin tells the IMF to reduce investment on COVID-19