Amazon kicks off on-site coronavirus vaccination for U.S. employees

Amazon.com Inc is rolling out on-site COVID-19 vaccination for its U.S. front-line employees, it said on Thursday, as companies step up efforts to get their workers immunized against the coronavirus. The e-commerce company, which has also been testing employees for COVID-19, said that on-site vaccination programs would first start in Missouri, Nevada, and Kansas and… Read More Amazon kicks off on-site coronavirus vaccination for U.S. employees

U.S. Congress approves extension of Paycheck Protection Program for small businesses

The U.S. Senate on Thursday voted to extend the COVID-19 pandemic Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) until the end of May, giving small businesses more time to apply and the government more time to process requests. The bill, passed on a vote of 92-7, has already been approved by the House of Representatives and now goes… Read More U.S. Congress approves extension of Paycheck Protection Program for small businesses

U.S., Britain impose sanctions on companies controlled by Myanmar military

The United States and Britain imposed sanctions on conglomerates controlled by Myanmar’s military on Thursday, following the generals’ February 1 coup and deadly crackdown, with Washington calling it a response to “abhorrent violence and abuses.” The U.S. Treasury department said its sanctions targeted Myanmar Economic Holdings Public Company Ltd (MEHL) and Myanmar Economic Corporation Ltd… Read More U.S., Britain impose sanctions on companies controlled by Myanmar military

At least four dead as Myanmar security forces open fire on anti-coup protesters

Myanmar security forces fired at pro-democracy activists taking part in street demonstrations on Thursday, killing at least four people, news reports said, a day after a nationwide silent strike in protest against last month’s military coup. Four people were killed in the town of Taunggyi in central Myanmar in the shooting, the Myanmar Now news… Read More At least four dead as Myanmar security forces open fire on anti-coup protesters

U.S. Congress questions Big Tech chief executives on extremism and misinformation

The chief executives of Facebook, Google and Twitter appeared before Congress on Thursday to answer questions about extremism and misinformation on their services in their first appearances since pro-Trump rioters assaulted the U.S. Capitol on January 6. Facebook Inc Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg; Sundar Pichai, chief executive of Google parent Alphabet Inc; and Twitter Inc… Read More U.S. Congress questions Big Tech chief executives on extremism and misinformation

Belarusian security forces detain dozens as protesters mark ‘Freedom Day’ with new rallies

Belarusian security forces detained dozens of people on Thursday as protesters answered a call by opposition figures to ramp up demonstrations against veteran President Alexander Lukashenko to pressure him to resign. The rights group Viasna-96 (Spring-96) said at least 45 people had been detained while footage circulated by local media showed isolated incidents of protesters… Read More Belarusian security forces detain dozens as protesters mark ‘Freedom Day’ with new rallies

Savvy now available in 104 languages including Yoruba, Igbo and Hausa

The Savvy Fellowship Program for Aspiring and Early-Stage Entrepreneurs, which was launched on August 4, 2020, by a team of over 40 renowned entrepreneurs, led by serial entrepreneur, Chidi Nwaogu, is now available in 104 languages, which is 99% of the languages used by the online population. With over 3,500 participants from 127 countries, the… Read More Savvy now available in 104 languages including Yoruba, Igbo and Hausa