The Philippines' Commission on Elections (COMELEC) moved Wednesday to ban Smartmatic PH, a voting technology company, after the U.S. Justice Department filed criminal charges against a former COMELEC official alleging that he was bribed by Smartmatic in exchange for winning contracts in the Philippines.
Smartmatic is suing numerous media outlets and individuals for defamation related to the 2020 United States presidential election claiming that media coverage of it harmed its reputation.
In its action, COMELEC said Smartmatic had been "disqualified and disallowed" after the Justice Department alleged that it had bribed Andres Bautista, the former COMELEC chairman, and other Filipino officials $4 million in exchange for obtaining a contract for election machines, according to a report in CNN Philippines.
In a drastic turn, US boat sales, once thriving during the pandemic, are expected to plummet to a decade low, driven by the impact of soaring interest rates. The average per-person collection amount has surged from about $1,200 last year to over $1,600 in Q3 this year, signaling intensified financial strain.
Zyxel has addressed multiple security issues, including three critical ones that could allow an unauthenticated attacker to execute operating system commands on vulnerable network-attached storage (NAS) devices.
Zyxel NAS systems are used for storing data in a centralized location on the network. They are designed for high volumes of data and offer features like data backup, media streaming, or customized sharing options.
Typical Zyxel NAS users include small to medium-sized businesses seeking a solution that combines data management, remote work, and collaboration features, as well as IT professionals setting up data redundancy systems, or videographers and digital artists working with large files.
Japan has approved the world's first 'self-amplifying mRNA' Covid vaccine, despite only testing it on 800 people, no control group and only checking antibody levels not infection rates. Medicine regulation died with Covid.
At least 400,000 people are expected to travel to Dubai for the two-week event, organisers claimed, the biggest attendance on record.
This includes 97,000 official delegates, more than double Cop26 in Glasgow, the previous biggest of the summits.
The Glasgow summit led to emissions that were equivalent to the annual carbon footprint of around 8,000 British residents, mostly stemming from transport to the conference itself.
“Given the number of people expected here, yes this probably will have the highest carbon footprint of any Cop to date,” said Richard Black, senior associate of the Energy and Climate Intelligence Unit think tank.
Britain will be down to its last coal-fired energy plant this winter after Drax scrapped a proposal to bring two coal-fired units at its vast power plant in North Yorkshire out of retirement to help guard against power cuts.
The Live Demand Flexibility Service will run a second session today between 4.30pm and 6pm in which Britons are offered money as an incentive to cut down their energy consumption. It is expected that electricity supply margins will narrower than usual this evening.
Energy suppliers registered with the scheme will get a guaranteed minimum price of £3 per kilowatt hour (kWh), which will then be passed onto customers.
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Trump calls for the impeachment and removal of Democratic Party politicians (Judge Engoron and Letitia James) for alleged abuse of public offices, while the bank Trump supposedly defrauded testifies that he did nothing wrong. Bank executive David Williams stated that adjusting financial statements to a certain extent is not unusual, raising questions about who Trump defrauded and what laws were broken.
The Republican-led push to establish a fiscal commission for the U.S. debt was met with vocal opposition during a House Budget Committee hearing on Wednesday, with progressive advocates and Democratic lawmakers calling the proposal a thinly veiled ploy to further undermine and cut Social Security and Medicare.
Rep. Jim McGovern (D-Mass.), one of eight witnesses who testified at Wednesday's hearing, said he was "a little skeptical" that Republican lawmakers are now concerned about the national debt given that they have driven it up with tax cuts for the rich and large corporations in recent years—and are still trying to increase it.
According to one analysis, the series of tax cuts approved under former Presidents George W. Bush and Donald Trump have added $10 trillion to the debt since their enactment and are responsible for the bulk of the increase in the debt ratio since 2001.