Plane Flies Over Robinhood HQ with ‘Suck My Nuts’ Banner

kizafair July 20, 2021 No Comments

Plane Flies Over Robinhood HQ with ‘Suck My Nuts’ Banner

Some small investors who have been blocked from making money on the Robinhood platform apparently still have enough money to hire a pilot to send a message — “Suck My Nuts Robinhood.”   The banner flew in the skies above San Francisco … where the Robinhood headquarters are located.   The message, which is dripping in anger, is an above-earth response to the company’s decision to restrict the trading of 50 stocks, including GameStop, AMC and BlackBerry.     Residents of San Fran saw the banner Friday afternoon, much to the delight of many … especially those who now can’t play the same game people on Wall Street have been playing for decades. Remember the late ’90s … when tech stocks were skyrocketing WAY beyond their worth?   Play video content   @kasparcms / Twitter   The free-trade app got hit with a class-action lawsuit … one day after Robinhood barred retail […]

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Historic heatwaves continue to fuel wildfires in the West

kizafair July 19, 2021 No Comments

Historic heatwaves continue to fuel wildfires in the West

More than 70 large wildfires are burning across ten states in the West, continuing a historic fire season fueled by sustained heatwaves and drought. Lilia Luciano has more. “CBS Evening News with Norah O’Donnell” delivers the latest news and original reporting, and goes beyond the headlines with context and depth. Catch the CBS Evening News every weekday night at 6:30 p.m. ET on the CBS Television Network and at 10 p.m. ET on CBSN. Historic heatwaves continue to fuel wildfires in the West Facebook Comments Box

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Archaeologists Find Section of First Temple-Period Jerusalem’s City Wall

kizafair July 16, 2021 No Comments

Archaeologists Find Section of First Temple-Period Jerusalem’s City Wall

Archaeologists have uncovered a section of the ancient eastern wall dating to the First Temple period in the City of David National Park, Jerusalem, Israel. “The city wall protected Jerusalem from a number of attacks during the reign of the kings of Judah, until the arrival of the Babylonians who managed to conquer the city,” said Dr. Filip Vukosavović from the Ancient Jerusalem Research Center and Israel Antiquities Authority arcaheologists Dr. Joe Uziel and Dr. Ortal Chalaf. “The ruins can be seen in the archaeological excavations. However, not everything was destroyed, and parts of the walls, which stood and protected the city for decades and more, remain standing to this day.” The newly-discovered section of Jerusalem’s city wall connects two previously excavated sections. “The reconstruction of the sections makes it possible to trace almost another 30 m (100 feet) of the surviving wall to a height of 2.5 m (8 feet) […]

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When Georgia invited South African farmers to revive its agriculture sector

kizafair July 10, 2021 No Comments

When Georgia invited South African farmers to revive its agriculture sector

Georgia’s experiment with wooing foreign investors to boost its agricultural industry has had mixed results. However, it has led to an unlikely community settling in the country. A decade ago, Georgia was looking for creative ways to revive its flagging agriculture sector. Showing remarkable imagination, the Georgian government identified a community 5,000 miles away that could help them: the South African Boers. Boer, meaning farmer in Dutch and Afrikaans, refers to South Africans of Dutch origin. Their agricultural pedigree is unquestioned, and around 40,000 Boers continue to own the majority of South Africa’s farming land. However, since the end of apartheid in 1994, large numbers have emigrated, primarily to the United Kingdom, the Netherlands and Australia. The fact that South Africans of European origin continue to possess the bulk of the country’s most fertile land has led to conflict with indigenous Africans. This sometimes turns into violence. According to statistics […]

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What Canadians need to know about Lambda COVID-19 variant

kizafair July 8, 2021 No Comments

What Canadians need to know about Lambda COVID-19 variant

A COVID-19 variant of interest has been given a new name by the World Health Organization. The Lambda COVID-19 variant, or C-37, has been detected in 30 countries, including Canada. Jamie Maraucher explains how it compares to other variants, and whether the vaccines are effective against it. Facebook Comments Box

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More South Africans target a move to Mauritius with new visa rules

kizafair July 7, 2021 No Comments

More South Africans target a move to Mauritius with new visa rules

A growing number of South Africans are looking to move to Mauritius as the island nation has relaxed visa and travel restrictions, says Seeff Property Group. The government of Mauritius has made it easier to obtain a residency visa by lowering the required property investment to $375,000 – from the previous $500,000, says Séverine Dalais-Pietersen, a marketing executive for Seeff Mauritius. It also introduced a long-stay visa, known as a Premium Travel Visa, which allows you to stay for a year subject to proving your income from outside sources. “A long-stay visa is a great option for those looking to get a feel for the island before committing to a permanent move,” she said. Dalais-Pietersen said that Mauritius’ borders will start a phased reopening from 15 July to 30 September for vaccinated persons, and the island hopes to open fully for vaccinated people from 1 October. “Mauritius is an attractive […]

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Moderate magnitude 4.2 quake hits 42 km southeast of Springbok, South Africa early morning

kizafair July 6, 2021 No Comments

Moderate magnitude 4.2 quake hits 42 km southeast of Springbok, South Africa early morning

An earthquake of magnitude 4.2 occurred only 15 minutes ago 42 km southeast of Springbok, South Africa, South Africa’s Council for Geoscience (CGS) reported. The quake hit at a shallow depth of 10 km beneath the epicenter near Springbok, Namakwa District Municipality, Northern Cape, South Africa, early morning on Tuesday 6 July 2021 at 1:39 am local time. The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be revised within the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report. Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake should not have caused any significant damage, but was probably felt by many people as light vibration in the area of the epicenter. Weak shaking might have been felt in Springbok (pop. 10,400) located 42 km from the epicenter. Facebook Comments Box

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23 Farm attacks and 5 farm murders in South Africa, June 2021

kizafair July 6, 2021 No Comments

23 Farm attacks and 5 farm murders in South Africa, June 2021

During June 2021, there were twenty three farm attacks and five farm murders in South Africa. The onslaught against the white minority and especially white farmers continues unabated. In the first 6 months of 2021 there have been 144 farm attacks and 23 farm murders in South Africa. Yet the police refuse to view these atrocities as priority crimes. The government is doing very little to curb these attacks and in fact deny the existence of these heinous crimes. The year so far: January 2021 – 21 farm attacks and 0 farm murders. February 2021 – 17 farm attacks and 3 farm murders. March 2021 – 36 farm attacks and 5 farm murders. April 2021 – 24 farm attacks and 7 farm murders. May 2021 – 23 farm attacks and 3 farm murders. June 2021 – 23 farm attacks and 5 farm murders. Read about more farm attacks here Information supplied […]

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Fourth highest daily new infections as SA records 21,584 Covid-19 cases in 24 hours

kizafair July 2, 2021 No Comments

Fourth highest daily new infections as SA records 21,584 Covid-19 cases in 24 hours

SA recorded 21,584 new Covid-19 cases in the past 24 hours, the fourth highest single day increase in new infections since the outbreak of the coronavirus in March last year. There were also 382 deaths related to Covid-19 reported in the past day, bringing the confirmed death toll to 61,029. Figures released by the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) on Thursday showed Gauteng continued to be the country’s Covid-19 epicentre with 12,806 cases recorded in the province in 24 hours. There were 2,447 cases recorded in the Western Cape, and more than 1,000 cases recorded in KwaZulu-Natal, the North West and Limpopo. The new infections came at a positivity rate of 28.4%. Gauteng accounts for most new cases (59%), followed by the Western Cape (11%) and North West (7%). The provincial breakdown of Covid-19 cases on July 1 2021, according to the NICD. Image: NICD The highest ever single day increase in […]

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Communiqué spécial pour l’île Maurice publié à 09hr le dimanche 07 mars 2021.

kizafair March 7, 2021 No Comments

Communiqué spécial pour l’île Maurice publié à 09hr le dimanche 07 mars 2021.

Une bande nuageuse active associée à la tempête tropicale modérée IMAN s’approche de Maurice par l’ouest et traversera l’île à partir de 10h30 ce matin. Cette bande nuageuse provoquera des pluies modérées à fortes généralisées sur toute l’île ainsi que des orages isolés. Des pluies de courte durée et de forte intensité peuvent provoquer une accumulation d’eau dans les zones de basse altitude. Les averses seront plus fréquentes sur les hauteurs. Le vent se renforcera du nord-ouest, soufflant à une vitesse de 45 km/h avec des rafales de l’ordre de 80 à 90 km/h. Ce temps pluvieux et très venteux durera environ quatre à cinq heures. Par la suite, le temps s’améliorera.   Conseils pratiques:1. La visibilité sera considérablement réduite durant les averses. Les usagers de la route sont priés d’être très prudents.2. Il y aura des accumulations d’eau dans certains endroits. Les rivières et autres cours d’eau pourraient être […]

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