For the third consecutive year, Slovakia has been stagnating in its fight against corruption. According to the global corruption chart, the Corruption Perceptions Index of the Transparency International watchdog, the country ranked 54th in 2017, just like the year before. Slovakia scored 50 points out of 100, one point less than the last two years and the same as 2014, the Transparency International Slovensko (TIS) wrote in its press release on February 21. … [Read more...] about TIS: In fight against corruption, Slovakia continues to stagnate
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Police and local fishermen rescue the 21-year-old who tried to kill himself In a shocking incident, a man allegedly attempted suicide by jumping into Vashi creek in Navi Mumbai on Tuesday, after a spat with his girlfriend. On Wednesday, the police informed that a 21-year-old man jumped from the Vashi Bridge into the creek shortly before midnight on Tuesday. As soon as the police officials received an alert in Navi Mumbai control room, they immediately rushed to the spot. On reaching the spot, a team of Vashi police officials found a woman crying at the scene and informed the cops that her boyfriend Ravi Reddy had jumped into the creek following a quarrel. The Vashi police enlisted the help of some home guards, personnel from Disaster Control and two fishermen to rescue the man. They took a boat and removed the man from the creek. Officials also informed that the man was just about to drown. Later, the duo was counselled and sent back to their parents on Tuesday night itself. … [Read more...] about Navi Mumbai: Man jumps into Vashi creek after a fight with girlfriend
The world’s two richest men are duking it out before U.S. regulators over celestial real estate for their satellite fleets.Elon Musk’s SpaceX has asked the Federal Communications Commission for permission to operate Starlink communications satellites at a lower orbit than first planned.Jeff Bezos’s Amazon.com Inc. says the move would risk interference and collisions with its planned Kuiper satellites, which like Starlink are designed to beam internet service from space.A dispute that would normally be confined to regulatory filings is spilling into public view, in a spat that showcases the large personalities involved as billionaires chase dreams in the sky.“It is SpaceX’s proposed changes that would hamstring competition among satellite systems,” Amazon tweeted Tuesday from its official news account. “It is clearly in SpaceX’s interest to smother competition in the cradle if they can, but it is certainly not in the public’s … [Read more...] about World’s richest men, Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos, fight over satellite fleets
After gathering in a circle in the parking lot, surrounded by signs with slogans like “Don’t smother free speech,” the members of Moving Marin Right grabbed carts and strolled into Bed Bath & Beyond in the Marin Country Mart shopping center at Larkspur Landing. A few others captured the protest on mobile phones or large video cameras. … [Read more...] about Pillow fight: Marin conservatives stage protest at Bed Bath & Beyond to support My Pillow CEO
The recent uptick in infections and death in Nigeria is mainly as a result of the fact that the authorities choose not to lockdown the country during this second wave of COVID-19 because of the fragility of the economy. That’s unlike what currently obtains in the industrialized Western economies where they have the financial muscle or buffers to mitigate economic shocks arising from interruptions in production processes and therefore are on partial lockdown or about to go into full lockdown . Perhaps,owing to the fact that the effect of Coronavirus has been less destructive in Nigeria compared to the advanced societies , the leaders decided to be more pragmatic by being swayed in favor of sustenance of livelihood over lives. And a similar approach was adopted in Egypt as it also did not lockdown. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus Vaccine Racism: A time to look eastwards?