Wednesday , February 24 2021
Breaking News
Home / 2021 / February / 10

Daily Archives: February 10, 2021

Facebook said to be building a product to take on Clubhouse

Facebook has a history of breaking into new technologies and chasing different mediums that have attracted users, especially if those audiences are young. Zuckerberg bought photo-sharing site Instagram, messaging app WhatsApp and virtual reality company Oculus when all were small startups. Facebook is also known in Silicon Valley for being …

Read More »

Trump impeachment LIVE updates: Former US president on trial over incitement of Capitol Hill riot

Interestingly the first politician that House impeachment manager Joe Neguse singles out as a target of the rioting mob is not a Democrat but the former vice-president Mike Pence. House impeachment manager Joe Neguse.Credit:Senate Television Keep in mind the likelihood of the Democrats persuading enough Republican senators to convict Donald …

Read More »

Productivity Commission slams government’s water plan, warns cities could run dry

The commission found while the initiative’s goal was still “sound”, it had to be modernised to take into account adaptation to climate change, the importance of water to Indigenous Australians, better water planning, increased measurement of water diversions and stronger government oversight. Loading Governance had been “significantly eroded” over recent …

Read More »

Costly with ‘illusory’ promise of new water: NSW’s $484m dam declared a dud

But the Productivity Commission, in its report released on Thursday, found the proposed dam was a “costly way” to deliver more water to Tamworth. Loading Instead of spending $484 million, the commission calculated that authorities could buy the same amount of water the new dam will supply for less than …

Read More »

Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine recommended for adults of all ages, WHO says

Geneva: Oxford-AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine is safe and effective and should be deployed widely, including in countries where the South African variant of the coronavirus may reduce its efficacy, a World Health Organisation panel says. In interim recommendations on the shot, the Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on Immunisation (SAGE) panel …

Read More »

Prosecutors open criminal investigation of Donald Trump’s phone call

Willis has been weighing for several weeks whether to open an inquiry, after Trump’s phone call to Raffensperger on January 2 alarmed election experts who call it an extraordinary intervention into a state’s electoral process. Loading That call was one of several attempts that Trump made to persuade top Republican …

Read More »

Mario returns in an overlooked classic and a thrilling new adventure

Even series mainstays like warp pipes and ghost houses are rethought here, to great effect, and I love the frequent adorable details, like how Peach ties her hair into a ponytail when using the Fire Flower or Boomerang power-ups. Safety first! It’s a breezy and hilarious romp through the core …

Read More »

Mathias Cormann set for nail-biting finish in race to become OECD secretary-general

Another candidate, the deputy OECD secretary-general Ulrik V. Knudsen who hails from Denmark, withdrew from the race after struggling to find momentum. That leaves Cormann, Malmström, Hammond and Greek candidate Anna Diamantopoulou as the remaining four of 10 initial candidates. “Further consultations will take place in February, with a view …

Read More »

Australian Open 2021, day three, as it happened: Nick Kyrgios, Simona Halep both win in thrillers

It took five sets of box office tennis, but Nick Kyrgios is into the third round of the Australian Open. Kyrgios beat crafty Frenchman Ugo Humbert 5-7, 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (2), 6-4 to set up a tantalising third round clash with third seed Austrian Dominic Thiem. READ MORE Nick Kyrgios …

Read More »