Twitter employees can work from home forever, CEO says

Twitter employees can work from home forever, CEO says

Twitter employees can work from home forever, CEO says

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey told his employees Tuesday that many of them will be allowed to work from home in perpetuity, even after the coronavirus pandemic ends, CNBC reports.

“Opening offices will be our decision,” a company spokesperson said. “When and if our employees come back, will be theirs.”

In an email, first obtained by BuzzFeed News, Dorsey said it was unlikely that Twitter would open its offices before September and that all in-person events would be cancelled for the remainder of the year.

“We were uniquely positioned to respond quickly and allow folks to work from home given our emphasis on decentralization and supporting a distributed workforce capable of working from anywhere,” the spokesperson said.

“The past few months have proven we can make that work,” she said. “So if our employees are in a role and situation that enables them to work from home and they want to continue to do so forever, we will make that happen. If not, our offices will be their warm and welcoming selves, with some additional precautions, when we feel it’s safe to return.”

Twitter’s new policy comes as businesses across the nation are struggling to adapt to social distancing guidelines and rethinking how they will operate in a post-pandemic world.

Major tech companies such as Facebook, Google and Microsoft were early to move to a work-from-home model and have also been the most cautious in planning for moving employees back into the office.

Google has told employees that the vast majority of them will work from home until 2021, though some will return in the early summer. Facebook will similarly start to reopen offices after the July 4 weekend but will let employees who are able to work from home do so until next year.

The long-term work-from-home policies of these companies stand in stark contrast to much of the rest of the country, where states are slowly easing lockdown restrictions. Governors in several states, including California, where Twitter, Facebook and Google are based, have already started a phased reopening of their economies.

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The Illuminati: Kobe Bryant Was Used As A Sacrifice

The Illuminati: Kobe Bryant Was Used As A Sacrifice

It’s very strange the way Kobe his daughter and 7 others died in a helicopter crash.

This was well planned, that was why he, his daughter and others were killed to avoid questions.

As we all know, the music industry, sports industry and other industry are run by some powerful men. These men bend people to their will so they can give you fame and money to take your life later.

These men who run these industries are believed to be in a cult. The most prominent of these cults is the Illuminati.

The Illuminati controls almost all the industries in the world even the government.

They give people fame and money in other for them to promote an agenda.

We all have heard the stories of Michael Jackson, Juice Wurld, and many others who were killed by the Illuminati.

Kobe Bryant’s case is not different. In an episode of The Simpsons, Kobe’s death was predicted. He died the exact way they predicted his death.

The Simpsons have made many predictions that came to pass. Like Trump becoming president and so on.

In many pictures come was seen gesturing the Illuminati sign language meaning he was one of them.

Kobe was used as a sacrifice for the Grammy’s and also a sacrifice for Lebron James. The Grammy sacrifice takes place every year.

Kobe died on the next day after Lebron passed his records.

Nevertheless, Kobe’s daughter Gigi was the real sacrifice, but Kobe knew but didn’t want her to die alone. That was why Kobe was always with her to the point of their death.

Kobe’s jersey number was 24, his daughter number 2, add it together you get 26. Kobe died on the 26th day. Lebron James jersey is 23, he passed Kobe on the all-time scoring list to the 3 spots, if add together is 26 [ 666]. The last Grammy was the 62nd Grammy, flip the numbers and you will get 26.

The Grammy falls either on or a few days before the Illuminati Sacrifice chart which so happens the Illuminati sacrifice chart was January 26th, the ritual day virgins ages between 7 and 17 years old are the sacrifice.

Here’s another thing. Kobe born in 1978 died 2020, Gigi was born 2006, died 2020, 1978+2020+2006+2020= 8,024 Kobe Bryant’s jersey numbers. Not only that, add them all individually 1+9+7+8+2+2+2+6+2+2= 41 Kobe Bryant’s age when he died.

Kobe was used as a sacrifice. The helicopter story was just to distract the people.

There is a price for everything. Kobe has paid with his life.

Be careful what you wish for.

If you have any questions, send via the comment section.

Coronavirus death toll hits 1,000 

The global death toll from the new coronavirus epidemic surpassed 3,000 on Monday after dozens more died at its epicentre in China and cases soared around the world with a second fatality on US soil. The virus has now infected more than 88,000 people and spread to over 60 countries after first emerging in China late last year.

Coronavirus death toll hits 1,000.                      The death toll from the novel coronavirus outbreak in China passed the 1,000 marks for the first time on Tuesday, according to figures released by the country’s health authorities.

More than 100 people died due to the virus on Monday, a sharp spike that exceeded the 97 deaths recorded the day before, with the death toll now up to 1,016.

China’s National Health Commission reported that 103 of the 108 new deaths occurred in the central province of Hubei, where the outbreak first began

Doctors treating a Coronavirus patient Source: newsdesk

The death toll from the novel coronavirus outbreak in China passed the 1,000 marks for the first time on Tuesday, according to figures released by the country’s health authorities.

More than 100 people died due to the virus on Monday, a sharp spike that exceeded the 97 deaths recorded the day before, with the death toll now up to 1,016.

China’s National Health Commission reported that 103 of the 108 new deaths occurred in the central province of Hubei, where the outbreak first began.

In the provincial capital Wuhan, the epicentre of the crisis, the mortality rate stands at over four percent, official statistics reported.

Within the same 24-hour period, 2,478 new infections were confirmed nationwide, bringing the total tally up to 37,626. In Hubei province alone the number of confirmed cases has reached over 30,000.

Hollywood Legend Kirk Douglas Dies At 103

Popular American actor and film director, Kirk Douglas, who has made name for himself in the Hollywood movie industry over the years is dead.

The news of his death was revealed by a relative of the deceased who said Kirk died on Wednesday at the age of 103.

Naija News understands that Douglas had grown up among six siblings belonging to immigrant parents, and after the years made his film debut in The Strange Love of Martha Ivers with Barbara Stanwyck.

Douglas happens to be one of Hollywood’s biggest stars and the last survivors of the golden age of cinema.

The Oscar Award-winning actor has his name known all over from his notable roles in the Hollywood movies, including ‘Spartacus’.

“It is with tremendous sadness that my brothers and I announce that Kirk Douglas left us today at the age of 103,” Michael Douglas said in a statement posted to Facebook.

Popular American actor and film director, Kirk Douglas, who has made name for himself in the Hollywood movie industry over the years is dead.

The news of his death was revealed by a relative of the deceased who said Kirk died on Wednesday at the age of 103.

Naija News understands that Douglas had grown up among six siblings belonging to immigrant parents, and after the years made his film debut in The Strange Love of Martha Ivers with Barbara Stanwyck.

Douglas happens to be one of Hollywood’s biggest stars and the last survivors of the golden age of cinema.

The Oscar Award-winning actor has his name known all over from his notable roles in the Hollywood movies, including ‘Spartacus’.

“It is with tremendous sadness that my brothers and I announce that Kirk Douglas left us today at the age of 103,” Michael Douglas said in a statement posted to Facebook.

He added, “To the world, he was a legend, an actor from the golden age of movies who lived well into his golden years, a humanitarian whose commitment to justice and the causes he believed in set a standard for all of us to aspire to.”

The veteran is survived by 100-years-old wife, Anne Buydens, and three sons.

Speaking further about Douglas exit, Michael said “To me and my brothers Joel and Peter he was simply Dad, to Catherine (Zeta-Jones), a wonderful father-in-law, to his grandchildren and great-grandchild their loving grandfather, and to his wife Anne, a wonderful husband.”

“Kirk’s life was well-lived, and he leaves a legacy in the film that will endure for generations to come and a history as a renowned philanthropist who worked to aid the public and bring peace to the planet.”

Kobe Bryant dies in California helicopter crash

CALABASAS, Calif. – Former NBA superstar Kobe Bryant has died in a helicopter crash in California, Local 10 has confirmed.

Five people were on board when the helicopter went down near Calabasas this morning.

Bryant’s wife Vanessa was reportedly not on the helicopter, according to TMZ.

ABC News is reporting that Bryant’s four daughters were also on board the helicopter.

Bryant was 41 years old.

He played his entire 20-year NBA career with the Los Angeles Lakers and finished his career as one of the best to ever play the game.

Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, he was drafted into the NBA straight out of high school at the age of 17.

He retired in 2016 a five-time NBA champion, two-time NBA Finals MVP and the all-time leading scorer in Lakers franchise history.

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Bryant was selected to an NBA record 18 consecutive NBA All-Star Games. He also won two gold medals while representing the USA in the 2008 and 2012 Summer Olympics.

As the news broke, members of the NBA family, and many others, began to show their shock and anguish.

He posted 17 hours ago

 

Iran designates US forces as terrorists

Iran’s parliament on Tuesday January 7, passed a bill designating all US forces as “terrorists” over the killing of its top military commander in an airstrike last week.

 

In the newly adopted bill, all US forces and employees of the Pentagon and affiliated organisations, agents and commanders and those who ordered the killing of Qasem Soleimani, the popular head of the Revolutionary Guards’ were designated as “terrorists”.

The parliament said;

“Any aid to these forces, including military, intelligence, financial, technical, service or logistical, will be considered as cooperation in a terrorist act.”

The Iranian lawmakers also voted to bolster by €200 million, the coffers of the Quds Force – the foreign operations arm of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards that was headed by Soleimani.

Iran’s Supreme National Security Council, also said that the blackisting came after the US designated its Revolutionary Guards a “terrorist organisation”.

Iran’s Supreme leader Khamenei orders direct military retaliation on US interests, says there will be no proxy attacks

Following outrage in Iran over the US killing of Iranian General Qassem Soleimani, and his subsequent three day state funeral which ends Tuesday, Iran’s Supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei called for a direct retaliation against the United States rather than relying on proxy attacks.

 

Khamenei, the Commander in chief of Iran’s Armed Forces, who was also a close friend of the killed Soleimani, swore to revenge the killing of Soleimani using the Iranian military, a startling departure for the Iranian leadership which had almost always cloaked its attacks behind the actions of proxies it had cultivated around the region since 1979.

 

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, after shedding tears at Soleimani’s coffin, made a rare appearance at a meeting of the government’s National Security Council and said their revenge must be a ‘direct and proportional attack on American interests’, openly carried out by Iranian forces themselves.

 

On Tuesday, the secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council said the country had lined up 13 ‘revenge scenarios’ in retaliation for Soleimani’s death.

”The Americans should know that until now 13 revenge scenarios have been discussed in the council and even if there is consensus on the weakest scenario, carrying it out can be a historic nightmare for the Americans,” Ali Shamkhani said.

 

Gen. Qassem Soleimani, who was killed in Iraq in a U.S. drone strike on Friday was the leader of the Quds Forces of the Iran Revolutionary Guards Corps.

Top 24 Richest And Poorest Countries Of Africa || Basemedia

listing and ranking richness of countries is always a challenge. Between social-economic status, commerce, economics shifts, natural disasters, many years of colonialism, poverty and inequality, and government corruption – there are most definitely many challenges in economic growth and maintaining a healthy, wealthy and productive society.

There are 1.3 billion people living across Africa, in 54 different countries, that produces $2.2 trillion in nominal GDP thanks to trade, agriculture and harvesting various sources of energy (oil being the dominant one in certain countries). Not too long ago, in 2013, Africa was the world’s fastest-growing continent at 5.6% a year. Nowadays, the African Development Bank predicts an increase of 4.3% in yearly growth across the continent. World Bank expects most of the African countries to reach a GDP per capita of at least $1,000 (ranking those as “middle income”) by 2025.
All nominal data in this article are based on World Bank latest reports.

How would Nigeria’s oil export affect its ranking? Does the government domination on the economy of Kenya helps its rank? How would countries like Ghana and Zimbabwe rank in comparison to Zambia and Uganda? How does South Africa’s complex social history affects its econimoc growth? Which other countries occupy the top and bottom of this list?

 

With a total GDP of $124.209 billion and a staggering GDP per capita of $4,407, Angola takes the 5th place in the richest countries in Africa. Angola is largely dependent on their natural oil and gas reserves, along with hydroelectricity, diamonds, and agriculture.

Angola has a population of 30.7 million people, most of whom are still highly influenced by European culture due to 400 of Portuguese colonialism in the country. The official language of Angola is still Portugees.

Nominal GDP Rank: #5
Nominal GDP Per Capita Rank: #9

South Sudan

South Sudan is one of the poorest countries in Africa, and its economy is weak and underdeveloped. South Sudan has a population of 12.9 million, with only 24% of the population being literate.

Its GDP stands at $3.61 billion and GDP per capita is $275. Conditions in South Sudan are known to be most problematic, in most of the villages and populated areas there is no electricity and access to water suitable for drinking.Nominal GDP Rank: #45
Nominal GDP Per Capita Rank: #54

Republic of Cameroon

With a per-capita GDP of $1,443, The Republic of Cameroon is one of the ten highest in Africa by that metric. The total GDP of the country is $34.79 billion.

With great agriculture structures and a population of 23.44 million people, the county still accounts for a lot of people involved in the agricultural sector however the economy has increased in over the year. Timber reserve adds value to the economy of the country as it accounts for about 37% of the total land mass.

Nominal GDP Rank: #15
Nominal GDP Per Capita Rank: #26

Morocco

Morocco is the 6th richest and the 11th biggest country in Africa. With a GDP of $109.82 billion and a population of 36.1 million people, is it also one of the leading countries in Africa in terms of GDP per capita, with a figure of $3,151. Morocco is considered a relatively liberal economy with large sectors such as tourism (which the government hope to reach 20% of its GDP by 2020), agriculture, solar and coal energy, export of cannabis.

Fun fact: according to a study from 2016, around 70% of the cannabis consumed in Europe comes from Morocco.

Nominal GDP Rank: #7
Nominal GDP Per Capita Rank: #14

Egypt

Egypt has a famous long history, dating back to the 6th century BCE. It is obviously well known for its iconic monuments such as The Great Pyramids, The Great Sphinx and the ruins of Memphis and Thebe. Nowadays, Egypt is the 3rd biggest economy in Africa, with a GDP figure of $237.03 billion as well as a GDP per capita of $2,500.

It is also the 3rd biggest country in Africa, with a population of 99.3 million. The Egyptian economy is largely based on Tourism, commerce and sea transport through the Suez Canal, Natural Gas, Agriculture, and of-course, Oil. With a production of over 700,000 oil barrels a year, Egypt possesses the largest oil refinery capacity in the entire African continent.

Nominal GDP Rank: #3
Nominal GDP Per Capita Rank: #15

Niger

Niger is among the poorest countries in Africa, with a population of 22.3 million, GDP of $7.89 billion and a per capita GDP of $444, which is actually one of the lowest in the world. Niger’s economy is based on agriculture (mainly subsistence agriculture), which provides jobs for most of its citizens, and its large uranium deposits, which is actually one of the largest uranium deposits in the world.

Despite the efforts, Niger economy struggles to maintain, as it is negatively affected by drought cycles, rapid population growth, and the decline in uranium prices over the years.

Nominal GDP Rank: #35
Nominal GDP Per Capita Rank: #4

Ivory Coast

The Ivory Coast enjoys a stable economy, has a population of 24.9 million, a GDP of $53 billion and a considerable GDP growth of 8.5% per year, which is currently the 4th highest GDP growth in the world. The vast majority of Ivory Coast residents (about 70%) are engaged in agriculture.

The leading crops in Ivory Coast’s agriculture are coffee and cocoa beans, which accounts for about 40% of the world’s production. As a result, the economy of the Ivory Coast is heavily influenced by fluctuations in the prices of cocoa and coffee. This led the Ivorian government to push for greater diversification of the country’s economy. Those attempts resulted in failure, and most of the industry is still agriculture-based. having agriculture as economic doesnt means they are poor,

Nominal GDP Rank: #13
Nominal GDP Per Capita Rank: #22

Libya

Libya is one of the smallest countries in Africa, with a population of only 6.47 million people. It holds a GDP figure of $31.33 billion, which might not sound like a lot, but it places Libya as the 7th richest country in Africa, in terms of GDP per capita – with a figure of $4853.67.

As many Africa countries, most of Libya economic growth comes from oil, that accounts for over half of its GDP, and about 97% of its export. Due to those figures, Libya has been described as the “Upper Middle Economy of Africa” by the world bank.

Nominal GDP Rank: #16
Nominal GDP Per Capita Rank: #8

Uganda

Uganda is of the poorest nations in the world. The country’s total GDP accounting to $25.53 Billion and a $615.31 GDP per capita with a population of 44.27 million. This place Uganda as one of the largest countries in Africa in terms of population, but also one of the poorest. However, the country has witnessed a recent change in the economy, to the measures taken by the government to protect the natural resources of the country.

In 1992, 56% of the country’s population was under the poverty line of $1.25 a day. In recent years that number has been reduced to around 25%. Government officials are still hopeful that in the coming years they will reach their goal of reducing the number of poor in its population to 10%.

Nominal GDP Rank: #17
Nominal GDP Per Capita Rank: #41

BREAKING NEWS! Donald Trump Set To Be Removed As U.S President TODAY (See Details)

President Donald Trump has lashed out over his impending impeachment in a letter to top Democrat Nancy Pelosi, accusing her of declaring “open war on American democracy”, According to BBC.

“You have cheapened the importance of the very ugly word, impeachment!” he wrote in the letter, sent on Tuesday.

Mr Trump faces an impeachment vote on Wednesday over allegations he pressured Ukraine for personal political gain.

He is expected to be impeached, setting up a trial in the Senate.

With little hope of changing the outcome of Wednesday’s vote in the House, Mr Trump used his six-page letter to rail against the process and denounce Ms Pelosi, the Democratic Speaker of the House.

It was a remarkable intervention by the president, who has resisted the impeachment process by preventing key aides from testifying before the House of Representatives.

What Happens On Wednesday?

Mr Trump is facing two impeachment charges: obstruction of Congress, by refusing to co-operate with the impeachment probe, barring staff from testifying, and holding back documentary evidence; and attempting to use his office to pressure Ukraine to investigate his Democratic political rival Joe Biden.

If the House votes as expected on Wednesday along party lines, Mr Trump will become the third president in US history to be impeached. He will then go on trial in the Senate, where Senators from both parties are obliged to act as independent jurors.

The Senate is controlled by the president’s Republican Party. Republican Senate Leader Mitch McConnell outraged Democrats last week when he said Republican senators would act in “total co-ordination” with the president’s team during the trial and vote against the process.

Chuck Schumer, the Democratic Minority Senate Leader, said:

“If articles of impeachment are sent to the Senate, every single senator will take an oath to render ‘impartial justice’. Making sure the Senate conducts a fair and honest trial that allows all the facts to come out is paramount.”

Earlier on Tuesday, Mr Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani appeared to confirm that he worked to remove the US ambassador to Ukraine, Marie Yovanovitch, to clear the way for investigations that could be politically useful to Mr Trump.

Mr Giuliani told the New York Times he passed along to Mr Trump “a couple of times” information about how Ms Yovanovitch had got in the way of potential investigations.

“I needed Yovanovitch out of the way,” Mr Giuliani told the New Yorker magazine.

SOURCE: BBC

‘Sanchez Not Ready To Start For Inter Milan’- Antonio Conte

Antonio Conte says Alexis Sanchez is not ready to start for Inter Milan since joining on loan from Manchester United in the summer.

The Chile forward ended a miserable 18-month spell at Old Trafford when he completed a season-long loan move to the San Siro at the end of August.

Inter have played four matches since Sanchez’s arrival but the 30-year-old has only made one substitute appearance in a 1-0 victory at home to Udinese earlier this month.

However, Conte insists there is no need to rush Sanchez into Inter’s starting eleven, with the side currently top of Serie A having won all of their matches so far.

“For him it is worth the words I give for everyone else,” Conte said ahead of Inter’s match against Lazio on Wednesday night.

“When I see ready players, they will be inserted [into the starting line-up]. I have to work in the interest of Inter, not of individuals.”

Despite Sanchez’s lack of action, Conte went on to claim that he is happy with his squad, including some of his new additions.

“Of [Romelu] Lukaku, I have said far and wide what I think, it seems to me superfluous to repeat it again,” the former Chelsea boss added.

“For the midfielders, on the other hand, I am happy. Beyond those who score, the more arrows we have available to our bow, the better.

“But even in the past, this is a department that has always played a fairly important and decisive role in my teams.

“When you start a new project, the hope is that it is long and lasting. The more you stay in a club, the more it means that your ideas are being assimilated.”

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