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A New Kind of Dinosaur Fossil Like a T-Rex Found on the Isle of Wight

The skeleton of an alosaur dinosaur head displayed at the auction house in Lyon Brotteaux Aguttes, France, December 5, 2016. The dinosaur, which is believed to have been extinct since 135 million years ago, was found in 2013. Paleontologists at the University of Southampton believe the four bones found last year on the Isle of Wight, Shanklin, England are fossil skeletons belonging to a group of theropod dinosaurs. It lived in the Cretaceous period, about 115 million years ago, and is estimated to have a length of up to 4 meters. Named Vectaerovenator Inopinatus, this dinosaur belongs to a group of dinosaurs that are similar to Tyrannosaurus rex (T-Rex) and modern birds. Launched by the BBC on Thursday (13/8/2020), the name refers to the large air sacs found in several bones on i...
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The floods in Sudan are getting worse, as many as 4,000 houses have been destroyed

A woman in a flooded area in Khartoum, Sudan KHARTOUM - As many as 20 people were killed and 13 others injured as a result of heavy rains and floods in various cities in Sudan. Heavy rain usually hits Sudan between June and October every year. This week, the country is experiencing heavy rain. "As many as 21 people were killed and 13 others injured when 3,945 houses were destroyed or badly damaged," said a statement from the Sudan Civil Defense Agency. The Sudanese news agency (SUNA) also reported that civil defense had sent aid by helicopter to 2,000 workers at a gold mine in the east of the country. The relief team also sent food and medical assistance, including antibiotics and medicine to the flood victims. Last week, the United Nations (UN) warned more than 50,000 p...
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Super Rich People Willing to Change Nationality to Avoid Corona

Tourists sunbathe enjoying the hot sun during the Covid-19 pandemic at the Splendid Hotel Beach, Budva, Montenegro, yesterday WASHINGTON - The corona pandemic has limited travel activities. However, this is not the case with the super rich. They actually increase the activity of traveling across countries with the power of their money. This cannot be separated from the investment migration policy which is popular among people with deep pockets. The investment migration policy makes passport applications no longer based on citizenship, but wealth and the desire to always travel the world. With the name citizen by investment program (CIP), these rich people can change nationalities by pocketing a gold visa. In the last five to ten years, those who have joined the CIP program generally...
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Looking to Lebanon’s Future Amidst Uncertainty

Residents clean the rubble of houses destroyed by ammonium nitrate explosion in Beirut, Lebanon BEIRUT - Lebanese Prime Minister (PM) Hassan Diab resigned from his post yesterday. This setback was inseparable from the high public pressure on the government after the great explosion at the Port of Beirut. "Today (Monday local time), we will join the people to drag those responsible behind the blast in Beirut," said Diab, quoted by Reuters. "Corruption has taken root down to small regional officials and I am aware that corruption is damaging to the country and detrimental to the people." Diab's decline made Lebanon's political situation even more complicated. This is because Diab is one of the major figures of local religious organizations and is the person who presses negotiations...
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Amid the Covid-19 Pandemic, the World Automotive Industry Begins to Rise

Workers completed manufacturing an electric car at the Volkswagen Zwickau factory, Germany, some time ago. Photo / Reuters A glimmer of hope in the automotive world has begun to emerge in the midst of the corona pandemic (Covid-19). The German automotive giant, Volkswagen, restarted operating its largest factory on Monday (4/27/2020) as part of a large-scale industry that is reactivating across Europe at a time when the coronavirus pandemic is still endemic there. Amid declining infection rates, Germany has indeed relaxed lockdowns, but many companies are still implementing health protocols for their workers. Volkswagen workers were checked for temperature. Volkswagen Group, under the Skoda, Audi, Bentley, Porsche and Seat brands, is operating factories in Portugal, Spain, Russia...
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Joe Biden Appoints Kamala Harris to be Vice President

Democratic presidential candidate for the United States (US) Joe Biden appointed Senator Kamala Harris of California to be vice president. The announcement was made by Biden via his Twitter account. In his tweet, former vice president Barack Obama said he was privileged to work with Harris. He described him as a fearless warrior for the little one, and one of the best US civil servants He noticed how Harris worked closely with his late son, Beau, when he was the attorney general of California. "I watched them take over the big banks, raise the working people and protect women and children from abuse," he tweeted. Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden appointed Kamala Harris as his running mate. Photo / Nerw York Post "At that time I was proud, and now I am proud to have...
The Importance of International Financial Insights
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The Importance of International Financial Insights

Since the end of World War II, international finance has grown rapidly in line with international economic growth. Even "capital" or "money" not only functions as a means of payment for foreign trade but also an asset that is traded in a large volume. As such, international finance is becoming increasingly important in world economic activity. Aren't the crises that hit the Asian economy and the world economy respectively in 1997 and 2008 and had to be paid handsomely by declining output, economic depression and the bankruptcy of large-scale corporations full of financial problems? The development of finance with the growth of international capital markets clearly has a multiplier effect on world economic growth. However, developments have created interconnections between capital marke...
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Handling Covid-19 in North Korea, International Red Cross Sends Thousands of Aid

The International Red Cross is sending more than 43,000 volunteers to North Korea, to help fight the new coronavirus and provide flood relief. According to Asia One, Tuesday (11/8/2020), North Korean leader Kim Jong-un declared a state of emergency and imposed a lockdown in Kaesong, near the inter-Korean border, after a man who defected to the South in 2017 returned to the city and showing symptoms of the corona virus. Heavy rains and floods in recent days have also sparked concerns about damage to crops and food supplies in North Korea. "Volunteers are helping residents in nine provinces to avoid the virus and protect themselves from floods and landslides," said International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent (IFRC) spokesman Antony Balmain. "Hundreds of houses were da...
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Philippines Official Economic Recession Due to Corona Virus Pandemic

The Philippines is officially experiencing a recession due to the corona virus pandemic. The statistical authority recorded an economic shrinkage of 16.5 percent in the second quarter of this year. According to Channel News Asia, the news of the economic recession was announced by the Philippine Statistical Authority on Thursday (6/8), calling the current condition the biggest decline in gross domestic product (GDP) data since 1981. The country recorded a GDP shrinkage of 16.5 percent during the April to June quarter. Meanwhile, in the previous quarter, GDP contracted by 0.7 percent. The economic contraction occurred due to the tight lockdown system in place to suppress the spread of the corona virus in the country. Residents show identification cards to Police in Navotas,...
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Tips for Investing During a Pandemic

The pandemic is indeed challenging and in fact a very difficult momentum for the community, not only in Indonesia but also in the world. Not a few of our colleagues have lost their jobs, or even have difficulty eating. However, for those who are still grateful to have a better way of life, of course they can be more economical and can set aside idle money in the midst of reduced spending from WFH or reduced gathering activities which are commonly called social snacks, aka hanging out. So, from the small side to be grateful for from this pandemic, it's good for us to reflect on our investment activities. Add Knowledge, Read, and Learn More Have you ever heard of the failure to pay the Indosurya Savings and Loans Cooperative? Or have you ever heard of financial planner Jousk...