Play Games, Discover Planets for NASA or Fauna for Russia

This week, NASA announced the creation of the Planet Patrol Website. The purpose of the website to aid scientists in the research of the new exoplanets in the data of the TESS space telescope. The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite is a space telescope for NASA’s Explorers program, designed to search for exoplanets using the transit method in an area 400 times larger than that covered by the Kepler mission.

Italy’s Matteo Salvini Faces First Trial

Italian far-right leader Matteo Salvini on Saturday for the first time appeared in a court in Catania, Sicily, facing charges of preventing the landing of migrants rescued at sea. The former Italy’s Interior Minister is accused of abuse of power and ”kidnapping people” following the order he gave in July 2019 to block the 116 migrants on board the Italian Coast Guard ship “Gregoretti”.

Coronavirus- Kim Jong-Un, Obama, and the Clintons Wish Trump Quick Recovery

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un as well as two former US presidents, Barack Obama, Bill Clinton and his wife, a former first lady and a 2016 presidential contender, Hillary Clinton join the long list of world leaders that sent messages of goodwill and quick recovery to US President Donald Trump and first lady, Melania Trump after the duo tested positive for COVID-19.

Iran to Aid Armenia in the Nagorno Karabakh Conflict

Iran declared its intention to support Armenia and began transferring tanks and artillery. The Iranian defense Ministry has begun an emergency transfer of its artillery and heavy armored vehicles to the border with Azerbaijan, preparing to support Armenia if necessary. We know about the transfer of at least two dozen field howitzers and three dozen T-72 tanks to the borders of Azerbaijan.

IRS Reminds Taxpayers of the Home Office Deduction Rules During Small Business Week

During Small Business Week, Sept. 22-24, the Internal Revenue Service wants individuals to consider taking the home office deduction if they qualify. The benefit may allow taxpayers working from home to deduct certain expenses on their tax return.

The home office deduction is available to qualifying self-employed taxpayers, independent contractors and those working in the gig economy. However, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act suspended the business use of home deduction from 2018 through 2025 for employees. Employees who receive a paycheck or a W-2 exclusively from an employer are not eligible for the deduction, even if they are currently working from home.

New German Technology to Aid in the Crowd Numbers Calculations

Germany announced the creation of the new technology to assist in providing the accurate crowd numbers.  At the end of August, thousands took to the streets in the “anti-Corona protests”. There was an attempt to close Berlin by the law enforcement.  The government tried to stop the planned  demonstration due to the concern of the Coronavirus spread.

Israel- Set to Reimpose Covid-19 Lockdown

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has had a rough few weeks trying to develop a cohesive nationwide coronavirus restriction policy. Last week, he settled for a dusk to dawn curfew affecting 40 cities that have become Covid-19 hotspots. The order which came into effect on Tuesday has been met with some resistance, with a slew of opposition members critiquing it as ineffective.