A golden statue of former President Trump Donald Trump Biden to hold virtual bilateral meeting with Mexican president More than 300 charged in connection to Capitol riot Trump Jr.: There are 'plenty' of GOP incumbents who should be challenged MORE was unveiled late Thursday at t he Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Orlando, Fla., quickly prompting ridicule from social media users, many of whom compared it to the Old Testament account of the Golden Calf. Video showed the statue being rolled out through hallways at the annual right-wing conference. The structure includes a golden figure of Trump wearing a suit jacket and red tie, paired with American-flag shorts and flip flops. Several people stopped to pose with the statue, with one woman saying, “Awesome,” and another person commenting, “That is so cool.” Another person can then be heard in the video starting to chant, “four more years.” ADVERTISEMENT Despite the praise from … [Read more...] about Golden statue of Trump at CPAC ridiculed online
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Kindly Share This Story: By Babajide Komolafe, Peter Egwuatu, Udeme Akpan, Yinka Kolawole, Nkiru Nnorom, Godfrey Bivbere, Princewill Ekwajuru, Rosemary Iwunze Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele, Governors of Lagos State, Ekiti, Bauchi States alongside eminent economists yesterday at the Banks’ Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) Summit outlined policy measures needed to sustain the nation’s economic growth. Whilst warning against the temptation to be carried away by the exit from recession, they called on banks’ CEOs to join government efforts to make maximum use of the opportunity offered by the COVID-19 recession to reset the nation’s economy for sustainable growth. The event which was organised by Vanguard Newspaper, in collaboration with CBN and the Bankers Committee, was attended by the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, and Governor Babagana Zulum, who was represented by Senator … [Read more...] about How Nigeria can sustain economic growth —Osinbajo, Emefiele, Sanwo-Olu, Zulum, Salami, Rewane, Akabueze, others at Banks’ CEO Summit
REUTERS: Bermuda and the Bahamas aren’t exactly big players in the oil-and-gas world. They don’t produce any of the fuels at all. Yet the islands are deep wells of profit for European oil giant Royal Dutch Shell Plc. In 2018 and 2019, Shell earned more than US$2.7 billion - about 7per cent of its total income in those years - tax-free by reporting profits in companies located in Bermuda and the Bahamas that employed just 39 people and generated the bulk of their revenue from other Shell entities, company filings show. If the oil-and-gas major had booked the profits through its headquarters in the Netherlands, it could have faced a tax bill of about US$700 million based on the Dutch corporate tax rate of 25per cent. The bill would have been much steeper if the income were reported in oil-producing countries - some of which levy rates exceeding 80per cent. Shell and other oil majors are avoiding hundreds of millions of dollars in taxes in countries where they drill by … [Read more...] about Special Report-How oil majors shift billions in profits to island tax havens
NEBRASKA: Most likely, the photo of Buzz Aldrin standing next to the first US flag planted on the Moon is the best-known picture of a flag ever taken. For those who knew their world history, it also rang some alarm bells. Only less than a century ago, back on Earth, planting a national flag in another part of the world still amounted to claiming that territory for the fatherland. Did the Stars and Stripes on the moon signify the establishment of an American colony? When people hear for the first time that I am a lawyer practising and teaching something called “space law,” the question they ask most frequently, often with a big smile or a twinkle in the eye, is: “So tell me, who owns the moon?” Of course, claiming new national territories had been very much a European habit, applied to non-European parts of the world. In particular the Portuguese, the Spanish, the Dutch, the French and the English created huge colonial empires. But while their attitude was very … [Read more...] about Commentary: Who owns the moon?
Joshua A. Douglas is a law professor at the University of Kentucky J. David Rosenberg College of Law. He is the author of "Vote for US: How to Take Back Our Elections and Change the Future of Voting ." Find him at www.joshuaadouglas.com and follow him on Twitter @JoshuaADouglas . The views expressed in this commentary are his own. View more opinion at CNN. (CNN) Many Republican-led state legislatures are crafting new voter restrictions in the wake of the 2020 election, but one particularly red state may buck that trend. Kentucky is considering a bill that would actually expand voter access while also enhancing integrity measures. The measure just passed the House by an overwhelming and bipartisan 93-4 vote , and it will hopefully achieve that same success in the Senate. It's a lesson in what's possible in the all-too-partisan world of election law. Other states should take notice. Joshua A. Douglas It began with a successfully executed 2020 … [Read more...] about Keep your eye on Kentucky’s voting plans