To Build Its COVID-19 Task Force, Las Vegas Partnered With A Company Linked To UAE Intelligence

A company that owns an app that some allege may have been secretly used by the autocratic regime of the United Arab Emirates to spy on people may have gained an entry point into Southern Nevada, after a COVID-19 relief task force in Nevada struck a deal in May with the company — despite the company’s ties to the UAE’s intelligence services. Both the firm, Abu Dhabi–based Group 42, and the private-sector Nevada COVID-19 Response, Relief, and Recovery Task Force …

After UAE-Israel deal, Kushner pushes other Arab states for more

After accompanying an Israeli delegation to the United Arab Emirates for historic normalisation talks, White House adviser Jared Kushner set off on a tour of other Gulf capitals on Tuesday, looking for more Arab support. Israel and the UAE set up a joint committee to cooperate on financial services at the talks in the UAE capital Abu Dhabi. Kushner, United States President Donald Trump’s son-in-law, accompanied the Israeli delegation Monday on what was billed as the first Israeli commercial flight …

Trump Wants To Force Immigrants To Submit Eye Scans, Voice Prints, And DNA

The Trump administration has drafted a proposal that would dramatically expand the number of people required to provide biometrics for their immigration applications, while also increasing the personal information the government can demand, such as eye scans, voice prints, DNA, and photographs for facial recognition. According to parts of a draft policy obtained by BuzzFeed News, the government would be allowed to request biometrics from immigrants who have received some benefit, like a green card or work permit, at any …

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Exclusive: Cyprus sold passports to ‘politically exposed persons’

A huge leak of confidential Cypriot government documents obtained by Al Jazeera’s Investigative Unit called The Cyprus Papers reveals that dozens of high-level officials and their families bought so-called “golden passports” from Cyprus between late 2017 and late 2019. Among those who bought the passports, worth a minimum investment of $2.5m each, were elected politicians of several countries, board members of state enterprises and the brother of a former Lebanese Prime Minister. These officials, known as politically exposed persons (PEPs), are internationally recognised as …

The US Immigration System Won’t Come To A Halt After Massive Work Furloughs Were Canceled

The US agency that oversees key parts of the immigration system, including the processing of citizenship, green cards, and asylum applications, has canceled its planned furlough this week of nearly 70% of its staff, according to an internal email sent to staff Tuesday morning. The planned furlough of more than 13,000 US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) employees on Aug. 30 was set to bring the immigration system to a halt, delaying the processing of green card applications and setting …

FDA Authorizes Convalescent Plasma As Emergency Treatment For COVID-19

President Donald Trump, left, FDA Commissioner Stephen Hahn, right, and Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, center, announced at a news conference on Sunday that the FDA issued emergency use authorization for convalescent plasma as a COVID-19 treatment. Pete Marovich/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Pete Marovich/Getty Images President Donald Trump, left, FDA Commissioner Stephen Hahn, right, and Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, center, announced at a news conference on Sunday that the FDA issued emergency use …

Aleksei Navalny Hospitalized in Russia in Suspected Poisoning

DEVELOPING The prominent opposition leader was reported to be in “serious condition” in intensive care in Siberia after his flight to Moscow was forced to make an emergency landing. A video posted on social media on Thursday showed Aleksei A. Navalny, Russia’s most prominent opposition leader, being wheeled to an ambulance in Omsk, Russia.Credit…Sergei Chirikov/EPA, via Shutterstock Aug. 20, 2020Updated 6:36 a.m. ET MOSCOW — Aleksei A. Navalny, Russia’s most prominent opposition leader, was on a ventilator in intensive care …

Google Said It Would Invest $10 Billion In India. Nearly Half Of It Is Going To The Country’s Richest Man.

On Monday, Google announced that it will invest $10 billion in India over the next few years. Two days later, the company revealed a key detail: Nearly half of the money will go to a top telecom operator owned by Asia’s richest man. The internet giant will invest $4.5 billion into Jio Platforms as part of a plan to provide “increase access for the hundreds of millions in India who don’t own a smartphone,” Google CEO Sundar Pichai tweeted Wednesday. …

Why Derechos Are So Devilishly Difficult to Predict

At 8:30 am on Monday, Mark Licht was sitting in his home outside of Ames, Iowa, on a conference call with other agronomists and meteorologists from around the state. Iowa had been having a dry spell, the western half of the state stricken with severe drought. What farmers needed was a big storm, thought Licht, a cropping systems specialist at Iowa State University. The meteorologists on the call told him that one was just getting started in South Dakota and …

Taylor Swift Bashes Trump For ‘Calculated Dismantling Of USPS’

Taylor Swift waded into political waters once more to speak out against President Donald Trump’s apparent efforts to disrupt the November election by wreaking havoc on the U.S. Postal Service. “Trump’s calculated dismantling of USPS proves one thing clearly: He is WELL AWARE that we do not want him as our president,” she wrote Saturday on Twitter. “He’s chosen to blatantly cheat and put millions of Americans’ lives at risk in an effort to hold on to power.”   Taylor …

The Trump Administration Will Start Charging Immigrants Fees For Applying For Asylum

The US will become just one of just four countries to charge asylum-seekers a fee to apply for protections, according to a finalized policy announced Friday. The move is just the latest by the Trump administration to target and restrict protections for those fleeing their home countries. The US now joins the ranks of Iran, Fiji, and Australia in charging a fee. In the US, there will be a $50 charge on asylum applications starting in October. “A $50 fee …

USPS warns 46 states it cannot guarantee mail-in ballots will arrive in time for election

The U.S. Postal Service has sent letters warning 46 states and the District of Columbia that it can not guarantee all ballots cast by mail will arrive in time to be counted in the November election, the Washington Post reported. The cash-strapped agency’s cost-cutting moves have already delayed some mail by as much as a week. A recent decision to shut down 10 percent of the Postal Service’s sorting machines could spell even longer delays.   Trump-appointed Postmaster Louis DeJoy implemented …

Several people injured as passenger train derails in Scotland

Emergency responders gather near the scene of a derailed passenger train near Stonehaven in Scotland [Russell Cheyne/Reuters] A number of people have been seriously injured in a passenger train derailment on the east coast of Scotland. The “major incident” took place near the town of Stonehaven in the region of Aberdeenshire on Wednesday, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon told the Scottish Parliament. “Although details are still emerging, I am afraid to say there are early reports of serious injuries,” she said. …

Co-op Marketing: A Win/Win Proposal

An easy method for a small business to broaden its marketing budget plan is through cooperative advertising. Cooperative marketing, or as in some cases shortened Co-op, is when a producer of products, for usage by provider or for resale, compensates the marketing organisation in part or completely for promoting expenditures that includes its products. These programs are commonly offered since rather simply they save the producers of products money. Bottom line is that local marketing rates readily available to the …

Building and construction Directory site – More Than a Listing of Products and Sellers

The leading building and construction directory sites are not simply practical resources for the last consumer who might be looking for where he can find various building and construction requirements near his place. Instead, they would be a significant resource for market players with coverage of news, best practices, forthcoming occasions, regulatory requirements and so on. The directory section would normally note designers, engineers, manufacturers of construction materials, real estate associated service providers, building and construction software application for different …

Discover the most essential elements of an excellent sales brochure design

Pamphlets are powerful marketing tools that help in persuading customers to acquire their requirements form a particular store. Nevertheless, their power is increased just when they are created distinctively and accurately to represent you in the market. The production of a pamphlet style is a collective process amongst the competent authors, designers and printers. It is with these individuals’s expertise that an efficient sales brochure is developed. The basic element of an excellent brochure design is obviously deciding on the …

7 Advantages Of Structure Specific Niche Blogs

In this short article, I will explain 7 advantages of structure niche blog sites. A “niche” describes a targeted market with revenue capacity that is not filled with rivals. The whole idea is to realize the benefits of structure niche blog sites and after that discover the niche markets out there and start structure. Advantage # 1. Niche Blog sites are basically specific niche websites that are alive! That’s since your blog will grow as you continue to publish posts …

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Individuals have taken a variety of methods trying to do their own marketing varying from ridiculous all the way to insulting. These people select there technique for numerous factors. Some were ignorant about marketing and advertising while others were acting on inaccurate information – normally in the form of cliches such as “sex offers.” If you remain in doubt, I can guarantee you that unless your service is in Nevada, sex does not offer. If you’re going to manage your …