How Are Americans Preparing Their Finances for the Election?
How Are Americans Preparing Their Finances for the Election? — Contributed article from The Ascent, a Motley Fool serviceQ3 2020 hedge fund letters, conferences and moreAmericans are taking steps to shore up their finances ahead of early November. Here's how.The results of the upcoming presidential election could have a significant impact on Americans' finances. After all, our next president will face digging the economy out of its current recession while trying to get a dangerous pandemic under control.There are other implications that will come into focus once a president is elected. Whoever...
Batswana should be told implications of EU blacklisting – and more!
It is now official. Botswana has failed to beat the deadline to remedy the list that was issued by the European Commission, the executive arm of the European Union. As a result, the country has been put among a list of countries considered risky by the Europe. To start with, this is a big deal. Europe is one of the most important economic blocks in the world. Botswana relies heavily on revenue from exports sent to the EU. That has been so for the longest time. As a small African country, Botswana needs to be in the good books of all these economic blocks that include China, Asia, OECD, the Uni...
The implications of US policy shift on Jerusalem
When I was born back in 1955, East Jerusalem was part of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. In June 1967, Israeli troops rolled into our city and occupied it. The same month, Israel unilaterally passed a law declaring its sovereignty over the entire city of Jerusalem, including the occupied part. No country in the world, including the US, has recognized this unilateral act.Now, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has announced a change in the long-standing State Department policy that avoided controversy over the place of birth of Jerusalemites by simply listing their birthplace as Jerusalem. Amer...
Negative economic implications of Apapa gridlock are too great to ignore
Challenges in Apapa and Tin Can ports have lingered for years now with severe implications on businesses, households and the Nigerian economy. Delay in addressing these issues will only worsen further the precarious state of the present economy with businesses and consumers bearing the ultimate brunt.In ensuring recovery and sustained development in Nigeria post COVID-19, it is expedient that policy makers critically identify fundamental factors that will inhibit these objectives; else, Nigeria risks factors such as challenges in our ports weighing on the supposed benefits of critical reforms ...
The implications of the COVID-19 pandemic for the environment
A forestry worker, wearing a face mask for protection against coronavirus, gathers fallen wood from a tropical area, in Guinée, Africa. Photo courtesy Aboubacarkhoraa Wikimedia Commons (CC BY-SA 4.0)COVID-19 lockdowns have yielded dramatic scenes of natural recovery: smog disappearing from the skies of India, waterways of Italy becoming clear for the first time in memory, wild mountain goats roaming the streets of Wales, sea turtles returning to the beaches of Brazil. Many people, while confined to their homes, have had time to think about these revelations. Stories about everyday life brought...
Election 2020: The future of Supreme and Federal Courts is at stake
MONTGOMERY VILLAGE, MD: The implications of the next election can not be overemphasized. There is always talk of how important every election is; however, the impact of the Election 2020 is generational. What is at stake? The countries Federal and Supreme Court political leanings. While the court judiciary is always to be apolitical, the reality is that Federal judges and the Supreme's are becoming more and more obvious in allowing their politics to influence their decisions. (The Politics of Judges) ##### The Supreme CourtWith the Republican Senate refusing to consider Judge Garland as a repl...
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China media warns Arsenal of 'serious implications' over 'clownish' Ozil
Shanghai (AFP) - Chinese state media warned Monday that Mesut Ozil's criticism of the country's treatment of its Uighurs will have "serious implications" for Arsenal, stirring a backlash that saw the English football club's weekend match pulled from Chinese TV.A Global Times editorial slammed what it called a "clownish performance" from Ozil, describing him as "confused" and "reckless" and saying he had abused his position as a public figure.Ozil, a German national of Turkish origin, condemned China's crackdown on Muslim minorities in the western region of Xinjiang in a tweet on Friday and cri...
Australia passes cyber snooping laws with global implications
Sydney (AFP) - Australia Thursday passed controversial laws allowing spies and police to snoop on the encrypted communications of suspected terrorists and criminals, as experts warned the "unprecedented powers" had far-reaching implications for global cybersecurity.There has been extensive debate about the laws and their reach beyond Australia's shores in what is seen as the latest salvo between global governments and tech firms over national security and privacy.Under the legislation, Canberra can compel local and international providers -- including overseas communication giants such as Face...