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Botswana bans the sale of alcohol because of its “negative impact” on compliance with coronavirus restrictions

By Darryl S. Slawson August 6, 2020 News
The Botswana government has announced a ban on the sale of alcohol in the country, arguing that alcohol consumption has "negative effects on compliance with protocols" to fight the coronavirus. "The suspension of alcohol sales is based on evidence that…

The coalition claims to have shot down a drone containing explosives that the Houthis from Yemen fired against Saudi Arabia

By Darryl S. Slawson August 6, 2020 News
The international coalition, led by Saudi Arabia on Thursday, claimed to have shot down a drone loaded with explosives by the Houthis from Yemen against Saudi territory without commenting on possible victims. Coalition spokesman Turki al Malki accused the Houthis…

The German police seized $ 30 million in cryptocurrency from the operator of an illegal film streaming site

By Amber Baxter August 6, 2020 Bitcoin
After a long joint investigation with the American FBI, The German police seized cryptocurrencies worth more than 25 million euros in connection with the illegal film streaming site movie2k.to.Closed in spring 2013 due to copyright infringement concerns, The two main…

Honeywell creates a blockchain search engine for aircraft parts data

By Amber Baxter August 6, 2020 Bitcoin
Honeywell International Inc. has developed a blockchain-based system to solve complex data storage and documentation processes the aerospace industry. The company announced that its blockchain subsidiary, GoDirect Trade will integrate the aircraft registration process into its blockchain system. This enables…

Dapper Labs raised $ 12 million from venture capital firms and NBA players, with $ 1.2 million net from NFT sales

By Amber Baxter August 6, 2020 Bitcoin
Dapper Labs, the team behind it CryptoKitties and NBA Top Shot, raised $ 12 million for its flow blockchain in its most recent investment round.The new investors include Coinbase Ventures, BlockTower Capital and NBA player Andre Iguodala of the Miami…

14 trucks and several houses in a community in the Chilean region of Araucania set on fire

By Darryl S. Slawson August 6, 2020 News
The Chilean authorities denounced this Wednesday that an "arson attack" destroyed 14 trucks and damaged several houses on an industrial property in the municipality of Padre Las Casas in the Araucania region. Colonel César Bobadilla of Corps Carabineros de Cautín…

The Foreign Ministers of Turkey and Malta meet with Serraj to discuss the situation in Libya

By Darryl S. Slawson August 6, 2020 News
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu met on Thursday with his Maltese counterpart Evarist Bartolo and the Prime Minister of the Libyan unity government Fayez Serraj to discuss the situation in Libya. The parties, which discussed the latest developments related to…

More than 60 people have been evacuated from the Italian side of Mont Blanc due to the possible collapse of a glacier

By Darryl S. Slawson August 6, 2020 News
In the last few hours, more than 60 people had to be evacuated from the Italian town of Val Ferret on the Italian side of Mont Blanc, as there was a risk of the Planpincieux glacier collapsing. There are about…

Greece is proposing to go to the International Court of Justice to resolve its maritime disputes with Turkey

By Darryl S. Slawson August 6, 2020 News
Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Thursday called on Turkey to enter into dialogue to resolve its maritime disputes and suggested that the parties could turn to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) should the matter not be resolved. "I…

World Vision warns that Syria is “on the verge of a new catastrophe” due to the progress of COVID-19

By Darryl S. Slawson August 6, 2020 News
Syria is "facing a new catastrophe" due to the rapid increase in coronavirus cases, which have multiplied by twenty in the past three months, World Vision warned Thursday, while urging the community to take urgent action to alleviate the health…