Sudan Factory Fire Kills 23, Injures 130

At least 23 people have been killed after a fire broke out when a gas tanker exploded in a ceramics factory in Sudan’s capital, Khartoum. More than one hundred people were injured and are being treated in various local hospitals with most of them suffering from burns. Confirming the incident, the northern Khartoum’s Bahri district police director, Brigadier General Hassan Abdullahi, said that six of those wounded were in critical condition. It is therefore feared that the death toll could rise.

American Bishop Accused of Covering Up Sex Abuse Resigns

Bishop Richard J. Malone, who is accused of covering up dozens of sexual abuse cases of minors by priests, finally resigned on Wednesday. The 73-year old Malone had been under pressure to resign from his diocese in Buffalo, New York for years. According to Vatican News, Pope Francis appointed Albany Bishop Edward B. Scharfenberger to run the diocese of Buffalo in an acting capacity until a new bishop is eventually chosen.

Malaria Battle “Sluggish,” WHO Warns

The Wоrld Hеаlth Organization (WHO) ѕаіd оn Wednesday thаt thе battle аgаіnѕt mаlаrіа has bееn hіt bу a “ѕluggіѕhnеѕѕ” аѕ mіllіоnѕ оf people соntіnuе to be іnfесtеd wіth the mоѕԛuіtо-bоrnе dіѕеаѕе, especially оn thе Afrісаn continent. Thе оrgаnіzаtіоn said thаt mаlаrіа соntіnuеѕ tо afflict mіllіоnѕ every уеаr and kіllѕ mоrе thаn 400,000 people, most оf thеm children in Africa, due tо the faltering еffоrtѕ tо соmbаt thе dіѕеаѕе whісh is trаnѕmіttеd by mоѕԛuіtоеѕ.

Deception Technology Market Sees Double-Digit Growth

According to a new market report published by Credence Research, Inc., “Global Deception Technology Market (By Component (Solution and Services), By Deception Stack (Application Security, Data Security, Endpoint Security and Network Security), By Deployment Mode (On-premise and Cloud), By End-use Vertical (Banking, Financial Services & Insurance (BFSI), Energy & Utilities, Government, Healthcare, IT & Telecom, Manufacturing, Retail, and Others)) – Growth, Future Prospects and Competitive Landscape, 2019 – 2027”, the global deception technology market is expected to witness a growth of 10.9% CAGR during the forecast period from 2019 to 2027.

Interesting Data About the Slowing of the Solar Wind via the New Horizons Probe

Last month, a study was published in the Astrophysical Journal by the New Horizons Plasma and Particle Team pertaining to the Slowing of the Solar Wind in the Outer Heliosphere. The main purpose of the study is to gain a better understanding of how the solar wind evolves with increasing distance from the Sun as it encounters an increasing amount of interstellar material.

Affordable Wedding – Ways to Add Some Special Touches to an Oregon Venue

Today you may have every intention to plan an affordable wedding, but what happens when it ends up turning into an expensive wedding by the time it is over? You start out with basic ideas but as your ideas change along the planning stage your forget your main intent. It is OK, because this is a common occurrence that happens in today’s weddings. As long you stay focused from the start on your goal, then the end result is what really matters. Remember now…this is your day and you want to make it one to remember for many years to come!

Why Do You Need to Update Website Stats and Photos Frequently?

There are numerous reasons for people to visit your website, and Google ranks your pages. Frequently updating your website statistics and improving visuals along with removing website glitches are prime factors that drive more business to your website. The trend of opting for web maintenance companies for improving the efficiency and Google ranking of websites is common in competitive business countries like the UAE. Businesses are careful about maintaining their websites to minimize web bugs and to provide enhanced user experience for their clients by updating the statistical and graphical data on their landing pages.

Giving Tuesday ‘Tis the Season Tax Tips when Donating

Giving Tuesday is an annual event celebrated the week after Thanksgiving to kick off the season of charitable giving.  During this traditional day of giving generously to charities, friends and family, it is important to remember that your donations can have a major impact on the tax return you’ll file in the New Year. Here are some “Season of Giving” tips from the IRS covering everything from charity donations to refund planning:

Trump Calls Macron’s NATO Statement “Highly Offensive”

On Tuesday, US President Donald Trump described French President Emmanuel Macron’s statement that NATO was “brain dead” as “very offensive.” In an interview with The Economist in November, Macron stated that NATO is in a “brain dead” state, due to a lack of strategic coordination between European allies on the one hand, and the United States and Turkey on the other.

Transforming and Turning Around an Ailing Company

“If the plan doesn’t work change the plan, not the goal” -Anonymous

Profit unmet? Revenues collapsing? Losing customer retention? Employees abandoning the bandwagon?

Low-points are a part of every business journey. Losing heart and feeling demotivated does not resolve existing issues. No entrepreneur wants to be a part of any falling statistic. However, time spent wallowing over mistakes made is precious time lost. In such situations, the key is to take immediate actions, lest you run the risk of the company going down in flames. Irrespective of the scale of business, if your company is teetering between success and failure, it is helpful to first understand why your business is failing and then strategize how to overcome them.

Russia has Connected Their Military Internet and Iskander Rockets – What’s Next?

Russia announced their 9K720 Iskander rocket has been connected to the military internet. The Iskander is a mobile short-range ballistic missile system produced and deployed by the Russian Federation. The missile systems are a replacement for the obsolete OTR-21 Tochka systems. The Russian military internet has the capability of trading information at 300 megabytes per second. Additionally, the Russian ministry of defense uses special equipment and more than 1,500 mobile communication and encryption systems.

Democratic Political Analyst: Now I’m Giving My Allegiance to the Republicans. The Impeachment is a Farce.

What would make a Political Analyst leave their long chosen Democratic Party and give allegiance to the Republican party? Good question.

Michael Clark, the Analyst spoken of here, gave a very good reason, and after a brief phone conversation, he sent the following email message containing these remarks. Mr. Clark, until just days ago was a Democrat and cast his votes to the Democratic party. He is also a Journalist and Contributor to various news outlets, and a well respected Christian Minister. Here are some of his reasons for switching his allegiance to the Republican party and some very interesting truths about the Democratic Party, from the Obama Administration to the present day.

Substantial Growth in Global Semiconductor Wafer Polishing and Grinding Equipment Market

Global semiconductor wafer polishing and grinding equipment market is set to witness a substantial CAGR of 7.45% in the forecast period of 2019-2026. The report contains data of the base year 2018, historic year 2017. Increasing consumption of consumer electronics and rising outsourcing activities is another factor for the growth of this market.

Cyber Monday Shopping List Should Include Safeguards Against Online Thieves

For many shoppers, Cyber Monday kicks off the holiday season. For some online thieves, ‘tis the season to take advantage of having so many people shop online at once. They steal shoppers’ personal information and package it as their own, while draining bank accounts or saving the information to file fraudulent tax returns in the names of the victims at the start of the 2020 filing season.

Trump, Lawyers Won’t Attend Impeachment Hearing

US President Donald Trump and his lawyers will not attend the first public hearing on impeachment to which they have been invited by the House of Representatives, the White House confirmed on Sunday. After two months of investigations, the House of Representatives Judiciary Committee begins on Wednesday the legal debate to determine if the allegations against the president are serious enough to justify the opening of a political trial.

Combi Ovens Market To Show Substantial Growth

According to a new market research report published by Credence Research “Combi Ovens Market (By Power Type (Electric and Gas), By End-User (Restaurants, Individuals, Hotels, Bakery and Others (Confectionary, Offices, etc.))By Geography (North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Rest of World (RoW))) – Growth, Future Prospects and Competitive Analysis, 2019 – 2027”, the overall combi ovens market worldwide is set to grow with 10.6% CAGR during the forecast period.

New Proposal to Use Existing Underwater Fiber Optic Cables as Seismographs – Will it Aid in Predicting Natural Disasters?

New research “Illuminating Earth’s fault” by the University of California at Berkley proposes the use of existing underwater submarine fiber optic cables as seismographs. With the new network we will get a complete picture of the tectonic activity of our planet. A seismometer is an instrument that responds to ground motions, such as caused by earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, and explosions. Seismometers are usually combined with a timing device and a recording device to form a seismograph.

Holidays, Public Impeachment Hearings, Books and Movies

The holidays are here and they bring excitement, expectations and unfortunately more stress. We can do much to minimize that stress. We must strive to make our holidays good, but we don’t have make them perfect. If we try to compete to make our holiday better than our neighbors, we set ourselves up for added stress.

I did not realize that there are many holidays which are celebrated in December.  Of course there is Christmas, December 25th with it’s emphasis on faith, childhood magic, family and the important focus on “Peace on earth, good will toward men.” There is the holiday Hanukah on December 22, “The festival of lights” which is about miracles and freedom. There is Kwanzaa on December 26, a celebration of family, community and culture. These December holidays by different religious all share in the joys of family and the best impulses and hopes of all human beings. Happy Holidays to all!

UAE Inspires the World With Diverse Sources of Energy

The UAE, the wоrld’ѕ sixth-largest hоldеr of oil rеѕеrvеѕ, hаѕ bесоmе аn inspiration fоr the rest оf the world аѕ the wоrld’ѕ mоѕt dіvеrѕіfіеd energy есоnоmу, along wіth trаdіtіоnаl оіl аnd gаѕ еxроrtеrѕ. Currеnt аnd futurе sources оf еnеrgу up tо 2030 rаngе from oil, gаѕ and renewable еnеrgу, ѕuсh аѕ wind, solar, аnd hуdrоеlесtrіс, аѕ well аѕ new nuсlеаr еnеrgу, through the Barakah plant, whісh іѕ оnе of the largest іn the wоrld.

Small Satellite Market Worth $3.31 Billion In 2018

According to a new market report published by Credence Research, Inc., “Global Satellite Market (By Type (Mini, Micro, Nano), By Application (Earth Observation, Satellite Communication, Technology Development, Science & Exploration, Surveillance & Security, ), By End-use (Civil, Commercial and Defense) – Growth, Future Prospects and Competitive Landscape, 2019 – 2027”, the global small satellite market is expected to touch $4.7 billion in 2027, witnessing a growth of 18.20% CAGR across the forecast period of 2019 to 2027.

Israel’s Minister of Defense Pushes Offensive Doctrine Against Iran in Syria – What Will Russia Do?

Newly elected Israeli Minister of Defense Naftali Bennett believes an aggressive offense strategy needs to be executed on Iranian targets, as well as additional attacks on Syria. Bennett is an Israeli politician who led the Jewish Home party between 2012 and 2018 and currently serves as an MK for New Right. Bennett publicly shared his doctrine proposal on November 29 in the Israeli media. The doctrine received an immediate reaction from Russia.

Smart Government Market Sees Robust Growth

The ever-changing world and transforming societies along with demographics place new challenges for the public sector. This where smart government becomes an essential requirement for government organizations to deliver effective governance. Under smart government, innovative business model and development policies are fostered with the help of technology to address the environmental, financial and service issues present in public sector organizations.

European Space Agency’s Largest Budget Ever – Here Comes Future Moon Mission

The European Space Agency (ESA) announced a budget increase to $15.866 billion. The expansion of the budget was finalized on November 28. The ESA is an intergovernmental organization of 22 member states dedicated to the exploration of space. Established in 1975 and headquartered in Paris. The national bodies who sit on ESA’s governing council are: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.

Lidocaine Numbing – High Quality Healthy Natural Ingredients

There has been a lot of news lately about a fast growing pain relief product line called Numbify. It has been widely lauded as stronger, more effective, better quality, low priced, and honest. But today we want to talk a little bit about the natural ingredients in Numbify, and why those ingredients really push Numbify to the next level in comparison with their competitors.

Bouterse, President of Suriname, Slammed With 20 Year Prison Sentence

A Suriname military court on Friday slammed the nation’s president, Dési Bouterse, with a 20 years prison sentence for the murder of his 15 opponents in 1982. The sentence is the conclusion of a process that took 12 years and is likely to add more political uncertainty to a country that is already unstable. According to the Court’s conclusion, Bouterse fully participated in the executions and killed so as “to stay in power.”

Iran Questions Report on Death Toll of Demonstrations

Irаn is disputing thе death tоll frоm рrоtеѕtѕ thаt fоllоwеd fuеl prices іn mіd-Dесеmbеr after Amnеѕtу Intеrnаtіоnаl revealed the deaths оf mоrе than 160 рrоtеѕtеrѕ. Prоtеѕtѕ brоkе оut асrоѕѕ Iran on Nоvеmbеr 15, after аuthоrіtіеѕ ѕuddеnlу rаіѕеd thе price оf gasoline bу uр tо 200 percent. Offісіаlѕ іn Irаn did nоt аnnоunсе the dеаth toll оf thе protests, which ѕаw hіghwауѕ closed, bаnkѕ and police stations ѕеt on fire and ѕhорѕ looted.

Iraqi Ministers Hold Extraordinary Session to Discuss Mahdi Resignation

Thе Iraqi Cоunсіl оf Mіnіѕtеrѕ hеld аn еxtrаоrdіnаrу ѕеѕѕіоn оn Saturday called bу Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi tо рrеѕеnt hіѕ rеѕіgnаtіоn and ѕubmіt іt to the Cоunсіl оf Rерrеѕеntаtіvеѕ. A statement by the Information Offісе of thе Iraqi Prime Minister said thаt thе Prіmе Mіnіѕtеr stressed thе рrіnсірlе of thе реасеful trаnѕfеr оf роwеr іn thе dеmосrаtіс system, pointing оut thаt “асhіеvіng thе interests of thе реорlе іѕ аn еаѕу gоаl fоr аll.”

Tech Entrepreneurs Ask Netanyahu to Resign

On Tuesday, over 70 notable Israeli entrepreneurs signed a letter urging lawmakers to prevent the political uncertainty from progressing. On Wednesday, a collective of tech industry heads sent a letter to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu asking him to resign in light of the corruption charges brought against him. They condemned his attack on the judiciary and the Attorney General while underscoring the need for stability, which maintains economic progress.

Double-Digit Growth in Energy as a Service Market

The global energy as a service market is projected to reach $87 billion by 2024 from an estimated $52 billion in 2019, at a CAGR of 10.8%. This growth can be attributed to the new revenue generation streams for utilities, increased distributed energy resources, decreasing cost of renewable power generation and storage solutions, and availability of federal and state tax benefits for energy efficiency projects.

Russia Refuses to Fund Chemical Weapons Watchdog – Is Russia Planning to Use Novichok Again?

On November 28, 2019 Russia officially refused to finance the operations of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW)– an intergovernmental organization and the implementing body of the Chemical Weapons Convention, which entered into force on April 29, 1997. The OPCW, with its 193 member states, has its seat in The Hague, Netherlands, and oversees the global endeavor for the permanent and verifiable elimination of chemical weapons.

Never Give Unwanted Gifts Again: 5 Rules to Select a Good Gift for Men

Gifting is not just about giving somebody a fancy object that you think they will like, but it is more about communicating and sharing your feelings through that object. Studies show that women are better gifters than men, but sometimes thinking of a gift for a man can be a problematic task. Given the difficulty, as a woman, you might feel unsatisfied with your idea even after spending a lot of time on it. Hence, mentioned below are some tips you can keep in mind while thinking about presents for men.

Hong Kong Democracy Legislation – What is Next for China with Russia’s Backing?

US and China tensions continue to escalate. President Donald Trump signed Hong Kong democracy legislation, which clearly angered China. The US never truly had any dealings with Hong Kong. Historically, Hong Kong was involved in the First Opium War in the mid 1800s. In 1841 Britain entered the island of Hong Kong and made it its military staging location. The island of Hong Kong became a British Colony.

Bolivia Repeals Decree Giving Security Officers Immunity

The interim government in Bolivia revoked a decree Friday giving immunity to police and army officers who used live ammunition and excess force on protesters. According to interim President Jeanine Áñez, the measure has been revoked because the country has achieved “the desired peace.” Thirty-four people have been killed during three weeks of protests that followed the resignation of former Bolivian President Evo Morales.

Property Management Software Market Growing Strong

According to a new market research report published by Credence Research “Global Property Management Software Market (Component (Software/Solution, Services);  Deployment (On-Premise, Cloud);  Application (Commercial, Residential); End-User (Housing Associations, Property Managers)) – Growth, Future Prospects and Competitive Analysis, 2019 – 2027”, the overall property management software market worldwide has registered a value of $13.2 billion in 2018 and is set to grow with a CAGR of 5.8 % during the forecast period.

Kim Jong Un “Greatly Satisfied” Over New Rocket Test

North Korea made a confirmation on Friday that it had successfully tested a super-large multiple launch rocket system on Thursday and that the nation’s leader Kim Jong-un was present during the test. On Thursday, the North Korean regime fired two short-range projectiles with the new system from near the coastal town of Yeonpo, in the province of South Hamgyong, on the east coast of the country.

Top 5 Ways to Deliver a Seamless Web Design Experience for the End Users

For businesses, looking for a great-looking web design is the holy grail. We live in an era where all of us try to locate a website that offers design that is out of this world. But how can every design be that marvelous?

A design that can guarantee us immediate response is the key here. That’s the prime reason why any company can’t afford even a slight mishap when it comes to UX. For a web designer, his focus must be on delivering a user experience, which is bang on-trend. But “how?” is the big question in this concern.

China Threatens US Over Hong Kong Law

China reacted angrily on Thursday to US President Donald Trump’s signing of a law that supports the protests in Hong Kong. Beijing called it an “absolute abomination,” and threatened to retaliate against the US government. The legislation allows the White House to impose economic sanctions against both the Chinese and the autonomous region’s officials who are responsible for human rights violations.

Light Management System Market Sees Incandescent Growth

The light management system market is expected to grow from an estimated $11.66 billion in 2018 to $21.51 billion by 2023, at a CAGR of 13.03%, during the forecast period. The increasing adoption of energy-efficient lighting automation systems is the major driver of the lighting management system market. The growing demand for building automation in North America and Europe make them potential growth markets for the providers of lighting management systems.

Sensational New Study Claims Fake News Existed in Babylonian Era

This week the research by Dr Martin Worthington has been published pertaining to the 3,000-year-old Babylonian story of Noah and the Ark.   Noah’s Ark is the vessel in the Genesis flood narrative through which God spares Noah, his family, and examples of all the world’s animals from a world-engulfing flood. The story in Genesis is repeated, with variations, in the Quran, where the ark appears as Safina Nūḥ. There could be a reason why thus far the location of Noah’s ark has been unsuccessful.