CDC: Vaccinated US residents should wear masks indoors

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced new recommendations that vaccinated people return to wearing masks indoors in parts of the U.S. where the coronavirus is surging. Scientists cited new information about the ability of the delta variant to spread among vaccinated people. The CDC also recommended indoor masks for all teachers, staff, students … Continue reading CDC: Vaccinated US residents should wear masks indoors

The thrill of eggplant emoji in Kenya

The introduction of emojis has hanged the way we communicate digitally. These colourful icons have gone from cute pictures we use while texting to images laden with meaning. The emoji options represent a variety of things; from faces, food, transportation to to sports and relationships. With the rise of smartphones and social media, they have livened up conversations, … Continue reading The thrill of eggplant emoji in Kenya

Preventing and dealing with retaliation against whistleblowers

TITLE THE BASICS OF WHISTLEBLOWING SUBTITLE PREVENTING AND DEALING WITH RETALIATION AGAINST WHISTLEBLOWERS Table of Contents Chapter 1: WHISTLEBLOWER LEGISLATIONS----------------------------3 1.0     Introduction------------------------------------------------------------------3 1.1.1. Whistleblowing based on the case of Edward Snowden)--------------4 •        Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948) --------------------------------------------4 •        Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862) ---------------------------------------5 •        Martin Luther (1483-1546) -----------------------------------------------6 Martin Luther King Jr. (1929-1968) ---------------------------------------------6 1.1.2. Difference … Continue reading Preventing and dealing with retaliation against whistleblowers

OMG! Man jumps out of moving plane

A passenger was taken to the hospital Friday night after jumping out of a moving plane at Los Angeles International Airport, authorities said. United Express United Express flight 5365, operated by SkyWest, was pulling away from a gate shortly after 7 p.m. when the man unsuccessfully tried to breach the cockpit, then managed to open … Continue reading OMG! Man jumps out of moving plane

Warren Buffett and Bill Gates building a nuclear reactor in Wyoming

Billionaires Bill Gates and Warren Buffett are teaming up to build a nuclear reactor on the site of a retiring coal plant in Wyoming, according to the NY Post. Bill Gates and Warren Buffet Gates’ nuclear reactor design company TerraPower, which was founded about 15 years ago, along with PacifiCorp power company, which is owned by Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway, are … Continue reading Warren Buffett and Bill Gates building a nuclear reactor in Wyoming

US police examining ‘suspicious package’ found at Capitol

Individuals inside Rayburn House Office Building - the congressional office building for the US House of Representatives in Washington, DC - were ordered to evacuate on Wednesday, following reports of a "suspicious package" outside Rayburn 2043. "All staff and other personnel are directed to remain in their assembly area until further notice. There are no … Continue reading US police examining ‘suspicious package’ found at Capitol

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Read Pompeo’s farewell tweet as Secretary of State

As US President Donald Trump's administration comes to an end on Wednesday, Michael Pompeo bid farewell as the Secretary of State and thanked the American people for their support and kindness. In a tweet, Pompeo said that it was his 1000th day as America's 70th Secretary of State, adding that each day was a privilege … Continue reading Read Pompeo’s farewell tweet as Secretary of State

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US blames Russia for hack of federal agencies

Top national security agencies in a rare joint statement Tuesday confirmed that Russia was likely responsible for a massive hack of U.S. government departments and corporations, rejecting President Donald Trump's claim that China might be to blame. The statement represented the U.S. government's first formal attempt to assign responsibility for the breaches at multiple agencies … Continue reading US blames Russia for hack of federal agencies

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COVID-19: US death toll reaches 350,000

The COVID-19 death toll in the United States has surpassed 350,000 as experts anticipate another surge in coronavirus cases and deaths stemming from holiday gatherings over Christmas and New Year's. Data compiled by Johns Hopkins University shows the U.S. passed the threshold early Sunday morning. More than 20 million people in the country have been … Continue reading COVID-19: US death toll reaches 350,000

US govt sanctions 17 foreign officials for alleged human rights violation

The United States announced sanctions Thursday against 17 government officials in China and other foreign countries for human rights violations. Sanctions were also placed against the immediate family members of the officials. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in a statement that Chief Huang Yuanxiong of the Xiamen Public Security Bureau Wucun Police Station … Continue reading US govt sanctions 17 foreign officials for alleged human rights violation