Morning mail: Morrison funeral row, Trump on defence, Chinese investment plummets

Good morning, this is Lauren Waldhuter bringing you the main stories and must-reads on Monday 14 September. Top stories The daughter of a Queensland man whose funeral was at the centre of a federal-state brawl about border closures has accused Scott Morrison of using the case to “advance his political agenda”. When another daughter was denied an exemption from hotel quarantine to attend the ceremony, Scott Morrison asked Queensland authorities to change their minds. In an open letter Alexandra Prendergast …

Japan’s Suga signals ultra-easy monetary policy to continue

Yoshihide Suga, chief cabinet secretary of Japan, speaks during a press conference. Akio Kon | Bloomberg | Getty Images Japan’s Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga, a frontrunner to be the next prime minister, said he would like the central bankt o continue its ultra-loose monetary policy as the economy is still struggling with the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. In an interview that ran on Saturday in the Nikkei newspaper, Suga also said he would consider compiling another economic stimulus …

TikTok adds to Ireland’s data storage boom amid energy concerns

An illuminated raised walkway connects buildings of the Google Inc. European headquarters in Dublin, Ireland, on Thursday, Nov. 24, 2016. Chris Ratcliffe | Bloomberg via Getty With another tech giant planning to bring a data center to Ireland, experts weigh up the challenges that this burgeoning industry is bringing to the country. Last month, TikTok announced that it was investing up to $500 million in a center in Ireland, its first in Europe. The news from the popular app, currently …

Google Said It Would Invest $10 Billion In India. Nearly Half Of It Is Going To The Country’s Richest Man.

On Monday, Google announced that it will invest $10 billion in India over the next few years. Two days later, the company revealed a key detail: Nearly half of the money will go to a top telecom operator owned by Asia’s richest man. The internet giant will invest $4.5 billion into Jio Platforms as part of a plan to provide “increase access for the hundreds of millions in India who don’t own a smartphone,” Google CEO Sundar Pichai tweeted Wednesday. …

How A Massachusetts Primary Could Affect The Puerto Rican Debt Crisis

Puerto Rican voters stand to play a critical role in the Democratic primary for Massachusetts’ 1st Congressional District, where progressive Holyoke Mayor Alex Morse is hoping to unseat Rep. Richard Neal, one of the most powerful Democrats in Congress. Nearly one in five residents of the vast House district, which encompasses parts of central and Western Massachusetts, is Latino, the overwhelming majority of whom are Puerto Rican. But who wins the race could also have an effect on the lives of …

Actor Chadwick Boseman Dies At 43 After 4-Year Fight With Colon Cancer

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actor Chadwick Boseman, who played Black icons Jackie Robinson and James Brown with searing intensity before finding fame as the regal Black Panther in the Marvel cinematic universe, died Friday of cancer, his representative said. He was 43. Boseman died at his home in the Los Angeles area with his wife and family by his side, his publicist Nicki Fioravante told The Associated Press. Boseman was diagnosed with colon cancer four years ago, his family said …

Germany calls for end to east Mediterranean military drills

Germany has called for an end to military drills in the eastern Mediterranean to defuse tensions and create conditions for NATO allies Greece and Turkey to resolve a dispute over offshore energy exploration rights By SUZAN FRASER and GEIR MOULSON Associated Press August 27, 2020, 8:06 PM • 4 min read ANKARA, Turkey — Germany’s foreign minister on Thursday called for an end to military drills in the eastern Mediterranean to defuse tensions and create conditions for NATO allies Greece …

Shenzhen start-up board to challenge Shanghai for tech listings, adding fuel to ‘technology war’ with U.S.

People watch a light show performed on buildings around Shenzhen Citizen Center to celebrate China’s Army Day on August 1, 2020.   As companies prepare to list on the start-up board ChiNext under a new U.S.-style IPO system on Monday, China’s Shenzhen will officially challenge Shanghai for tech listings, while adding fuel to a “technology war” with the United States. Eighteen companies will begin trading on the Nasdaq-style start-up board on Monday in a first round of listings. This comes …

South Korea Says 457 Coronavirus Cases Linked to Huge Church

(SEOUL, South Korea) — South Korean health officials said Tuesday that they have found 457 coronavirus cases linked to a huge Seoul church led by a bitter critic of the country’s president, driving an alarming surge of infections in the greater capital area. Kwon Jun-wook, director of South Korea’s National Health Institute, said outbreaks at the Sarang Jeil Church and elsewhere have pushed the country into the biggest crisis yet since the emergence of COVID-19.   He said a failure …

Epic Games’ Lawsuits Fire a Shot at Apple and Google’s App Store ‘Monopolies’

Fortnite creator Epic Games launched a spear at Apple’s gatekept iOS App Store market today with a lawsuit filed in the US District Court of Northern California. The move aligns with the developer’s years-long quest to disrupt digital marketplaces and their associated fees—and comes as Apple has faced increased antitrust scrutiny on Capitol Hill. Alleging that Apple’s grip over the iOS market is “unreasonable and unlawful,” Epic Games seeks to force access to more apps and payment processing options on …

Indian journalists assaulted by Hindu mob in New Delhi

Three Indian journalists were attacked by a Hindu mob while reporting on a story in the capital, New Delhi, on Tuesday, the journalists have told Al Jazeera. Journalist Shahid Tantray and two colleagues were filming for The Caravan magazine in northeast Delhi, which was hit by religious violence in February. At least 53 people were killed in that violence, most of them Muslims. Tantray, who is from Indian-administered Kashmir, said they were shooting video when a small group of Hindus, including …

Ammonium nitrate, reported source of Beirut explosions, has caused many high-profile blasts

Ammonium nitrate, which Lebanese authorities have said caused the devastating Beirut explosions, is an odorless crystalline substance commonly used as a fertilizer and has caused numerous industrial blasts over the decades. These notably include one at a Texas fertilizer plant in 2013 that killed 15 and was ruled deliberate, a North Korean railway blast that left 161 dead in 2004, and the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing. When combined with fuel oils, ammonium nitrate creates a potent explosive widely used in …

How windy is it on Mars? Sand ‘megaripples’ offer a clue.

The sandy landscape of Mars is home to plenty of severe weather, including the odd dust storm so large that it can be observed by telescopes on Earth. But its day-to-day weather remains something of a mystery. Now, a new study that monitored the subtle movements of huge ripples of sand on the Martian surface suggests that Mars may actually be windier than researchers thought. It’s not uncommon to find wavelike features, known as “megaripples,” in some deserts of Mars, …

Hair Care Through Egg

Egg has actually become an important part of your hair and skin care diet. With the use of raw eggs anybody can discover themselves with beautiful hair. These can be utilized for making some of the best hair conditioners. The residential or commercial properties of egg create a needed impact on your dull and dry hair. Some Home Based Dishes For strong and beautiful hair you can mix 2 egg yolks (depending on length of your hair) with 2 tsp. …

Anger Management Activities are Recommended.

Handling anger and its effects can be very difficult. Uninformed of how to handle annoying and stressful circumstances might be a reason for lots of fits of anger and rage. The majority of people, with the exception of children perhaps, recognize their issue with uncontrollable anger. There are lots of anger management activities which would allow them to much better cope with confrontational situations, some individuals are uneducated regarding these methods and activities. There are guy anger management activities individuals …

Financial resources for a females: The Significance of Staying on the Very Same Page with Your Family

Are you a married or do you currently reside with your romantic partner? For some families, it is tough to get and stay on the exact same page, concerning finances. In the United States, numerous examining accounts now come devices with basic debit cards. While debit cards are a good tool to have, they can trigger many problems for some people. To avoid the above pointed out circumstance from taking place, it is crucial to make sure that you and …

Atkins Elegant Desserts

A story constantly has its own ending for example, a fairy tale which will constantly be gladly ever after. In a full course meal, it will never be complete without the dulcet pastries that makes one long for to even have more after consuming a plate. This is not real to those who are on a rigorous diet plan. Well, here is excellent news for you, here are recipes of Atkins elegant desserts that are not just healthy and nutritious …

The Main Problem of Old Material Is …

One of the most upsetting things about seeing sluggish development on your site is what happens to your material. You probably work hard on all the posts you submit to your website. Each time you add something brand-new, that most likely includes research study, preparation and a great deal of time sitting down just writing. Often you’ll feel a little uncreative. Other times you’ll produce posts that you’re genuinely happy of and that you can’t wait for the world to …

How Create fully automated eBooks ( with content ) in 60 seconds

In this review, I’m going to be taking a closer look at Sqribble — a brand new cloud-based tool that allows you to create eBooks, reports, whitepapers or other digital books on the fly, quickly and easily. We’ll cover what it does, who it’s for, how much it costs, what the upsells are, and the pros and cons of this new tool, so you can make a more informed decision about purchasing it… and if it’s right for you.   …