Deepening statehouse divisions foretell big policy fights
In swing states especially, blue counties got bluer and red counties got redder in the November elections, widening ideological divides as Democrats and Republicans dug in and became less likely to compromise on pressing issues in the 2021 legislative sessions, including dealing with COVID-19 and budget deficits.The ideological divides foreshadow the rancorous redistricting process that will set political boundaries for the next decade, particularly in states where the governor is of one party and the legislature the other.This deepening partisanship could affect a range of policy initiatives ...
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100 km/h in under 3 seconds: The 900-hp Brabus-tuned Mercedes AMG GT
The fireworks are starting well before New Year's Eve: That could be the motto at Brabus, where the German muscle-car tuners have put a revised Mercedes-AMG GT four-door coupe rocket on wheels.If the home market price of around 400,000 euros doesn't frighten you off, you'll likely blown away the 900 horsepower of muscle in this Rocket 900s, which Brabus says is one of the strongest and fastest Gran Turismos in the world.The company has completely redesigned the four-door Mercedes with a significantly wider and more bulky carbon fibre body and reworked the interior.The engine has of course also...
Spotify launches its stories with musical artists
After Snapchat, Instagram, Facebook and, more recently Twitter, it's Spotify's turn to inaugurate its own stories feature, promoting ephemeral content to be discovered directly from its mobile application. This new feature is currently only available in a few playlists, featuring various artists.This new addition won't come as much of a surprise to anyone following the developments in social networks. For the moment, these stories are not very common and only concern certain playlists such as "Christmas Hits," illustrated by the ubiquitous Mariah Carey.Once the playlist has been selected, you ...
GM won't take stake in electric-truck startup Nikola
General Motors terminated a transaction to take a stake in Nikola, but reached a preliminary agreement to supply its technology to the electric-truck startup, the companies said Monday.Shares of Nikola plunged following the announcement, losing around one-fourth of their value.Under a revised agreement, GM reached a non-binding memorandum of understanding to supply GM's fuel cell technology to Nikola trucks. The pared-down deal also mentions a "potential supply agreement" whereby GM's Ultium batteries could be used in Nikola trucks, Nikola said in a securities filing.A GM spokesman confirmed t...
Probing Gold’s Bottom
As 2020 is wrapping up, investors are trying to narrow down the target for gold’s bottom in the coming weeks. And as the yellow metal is experiencing what appears to be its worst month in the past four years, the Gold Miners Bullish Percent Index ($BPGDM) once again provides us with some key insights into reading the bearish signals for the precious metals.Q3 2020 hedge fund letters, conferences and moreBPGDM Shows Overbought ReadingLast week, the BPGDM showed the highest possible overbought reading.**The excessive bullishness was present at the 2016 top as well and it didn’t cause the situati...
Pakistan says it will not recognise Israel amid rumoured US, Saudi pressure
Pakistan's ruling party on Sunday said the country will not recognise Israel, amid rumours of pressure by the US and its Gulf allies for it to normalise ties with the country."Pakistan will not recognise Israel until we get a just and fair settlement according to the will of the people of Palestine & resolutions of the UN," said Prime Minister Imran Khan's Tehreek-e-Insaf party on Twitter.Separately, Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri, the official spokesman for Islamabad's foreign ministry tweeted: "On Int'l Day of solidarity with #Palestinian people, Pakistan reiterates its steadfast supports to Palestin...
Israel fears revenge attacks on citizens in UAE following Iranian nuclear scientist assassination
Israeli security forces fear that its citizens in the UAE could be the target of revenge plots, following the assassination of an Iranian nuclear scientist over the weekend.Israel's Channel 12 said that the country's intelligence agencies are working with the UAE on security for Israeli tourists travelling to the Gulf state and who might be at danger after suspicions its intelligence agencies were behind the killing.Emirati and Israeli officials are reportedly holding talks on security arrangements for Israeli tourists set to visit the UAE after the September normalisation agreement between th...
Rival Libya officials hold talks in Morocco
Rivals from war-torn Libya started a new round of talks in Morocco on Monday as part of stepped-up efforts to bring an end to a decade of conflict.The two days of talks in the northern port city of Tangier bring together 13 representatives each from Libya's House of Representatives (HoR) and Supreme State Council, according to participants.Libya has been mired in violence since the 2011 fall of longtime dictator Moamer Kadhafi in a NATO-backed uprising, with an array of armed groups and two administrations vying for power.The UN-recognised Government of National Accord dominates Tripoli and th...
VIDEO: Speaker Ndugai signals green light to Mdee and Co
Dar es Salaam. National Assembly Speaker Job Ndugai has on Monday, November 30, 2020, declared that the 19 expelled Chadema Special Seat MPs will continue serving as parliamentarians despite the opposition party’s move.On Friday, Chadema stripped off membership of the 19-women wing leaders for taking oath as MP contrary to the constitution and party procedures.Speaking in Dodoma shortly after swearing in Humphrey Polepole and Riziki Lulida as presidential nominees, Mr Ndugai said the Chadema decision was gender-discrimination and should be fought against.He said that Chadema’s national chairma...