Elon Musk is now the fourth-richest person in the world and he’s about to get even richer!

Elon Musk is worth $96 billion, making him the fourth-richest man in the world, according to Bloomberg. He’s about to get a lot richer. The Tesla CEO takes no regular salary, but in 2018 shareholders approved a pay package that could eventually give him 20.3 million stock options, paid in 12 equal tranches, potentially making him the richest person in the world. Thanks to the tremendous run-up in Tesla shares, Musk has qualified for two blocks of options,, which on paper are worth about $2.8 billion each after he pays the exercise price. Now he’s weeks away from qualifying for the third tranche of options, … Continue reading Elon Musk is now the fourth-richest person in the world and he’s about to get even richer!

BREAKING NEWS: Former prime minister John Howard in hospital

Former Australian Prime Minister John Howard has been taken to hospital. He was taken to hospital after a visit to his GP this morning and it was not covid-19 related. Mr Howard, who was prime minister from 1996-2007, is Australia’s oldest living former prime minister, and the second-longest serving leader after Sir Robert Menzies. Sky News political editor Andrew Clennell said he had talked to Mr Howard, 81, and there was no cause for alarm, with the former leader saying he’s “fine” and downplaying any serious health concerns. Continue reading BREAKING NEWS: Former prime minister John Howard in hospital

Four brothers indicted in $19million overshipping scam involving amazon

Four brothers are facing up to 20 years in jail after being accused of scamming retail and tech giant Amazon for millions of dollars over two years, allegedly openly discussing how they would “f**k Amazon” in family WhatsApp group chats. The Abraham brothers: Yoel, 28, Heshl, 32, Zishe, 30, and Shmuel, 24, were arrested in New York on Wednesday, accused of fraud that allegedly netted them at least $US19 million ($A26.4 million). Four brothers allegedly targeted one of the most valuable companies in the world with an overshipping scam. All four brothers are accused of using wholesale businesses supplying Amazon … Continue reading Four brothers indicted in $19million overshipping scam involving amazon

Anti Corruption In Africa

SERAP Cautions World Bank Over $114.28m Disbursement To Nigeria The group said in giving the $114.28m facility to Nigeria, the World Bank must obtain an undertaking from the federal and state governments that they would be transparent in the handling of the funds. Advocacy group, Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, has advised the World Bank to tread carefully in the disbursement of $114.28m to Nigeria to tackle economic challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. The group said in giving the $114.28m facility to Nigeria, the World Bank must obtain an undertaking from the federal and state governments that they would be … Continue reading Anti Corruption In Africa

Oh Dear!

I used to say he was in jail’: John David Washington lied about father Denzel. John David Washington used to pretend his father was in jail. The 36-year-old star’s parents Pauletta and Denzel Washington are both actors and John David admitted he used to tell fibs about his family as he didn’t want people to judge him based on his famous parents. He told Mr Porter: “I was related to Denzel Washington. I saw how people changed when they found out who my father was. I used to lie, saying he was a construction worker or in jail, just to … Continue reading Oh Dear!

Royal Flight!

Most Spaniards think ex-King Juan Carlos should not have left, opinion poll finds © Reuters/Francois Lenoir FILE PHOTO: Spain’s former king, Juan Carlos, leaves after attending the funeral ceremony of Luxembourg’s Grand Duke Jean at the Notre-Dame Cathedral in Luxembourg BARCELONA (Reuters) – Nearly two-thirds of Spaniards believe former King Juan Carlos, who left the country this week amid a financial scandal, should not have gone abroad, according to an opinion poll published on Sunday. Juan Carlos, who abdicated in 2014 in favour of his son Felipe, abruptly announced his decision to leave on Monday but there has been no official … Continue reading Royal Flight!

Maternal Health

Police charged a California woman with murder after she gave birth to a stillborn baby. California Attorney General Xavier Becerra filed an amicus brief on Friday in support of ending the prosecution against a woman who was arrested and charged with murder after delivering a stillborn baby with toxic levels of methamphetamine in its system.© Al Drago/Bloomberg via Getty Images Xavier Becerra, California’s attorney general, speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Chelsea Cheyenne Becker, 26, delivered a stillborn child on September 10, 2019, that medical professionals believed may have been exposed to drugs while she was pregnant. The … Continue reading Maternal Health

THE EDIFICATION OF GENDER EQUALITY!

Gender equality can be defined as the state of equal ease of access to resources and opportunities regardless of gender, including economic participation and decision-making. It is also the state of valuing different attitudes, aspirations and needs equally. With the above definition of gender equality, it is clear that our society still has a lot to do in terms of advancing gender equality. This article will attempt to shed a light on the state of gender equality in our society as a human race. I am going to take you on a literary journey of when and how gender equality … Continue reading THE EDIFICATION OF GENDER EQUALITY!

WORLD WAR 2

Hiroshima bomb: Japan marks 75 years since nuclear attack Bells have tolled in Hiroshima, Japan, to mark the 75th anniversary of the dropping of the world’s first atomic bomb. But memorial events were scaled back this year because of the pandemic. On 6 August 1945, a US bomber dropped the uranium bomb above the city, killing around 140,000 people. Three days later a second nuclear weapon was dropped on Nagasaki. Two weeks later Japan surrendered, ending World War Two. Early on Thursday, Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and the mayor of Hiroshima joined bomb survivors and descendants in the city’s … Continue reading WORLD WAR 2

CRIME

FBI catches man 46 years after he escaped from prison The old saying is “you can run, but you can’t hide.” It worked for a long time for one prison escapee, but the FBI finally caught up to him in hiding on Wednesday.© Yuri Gripas/AFP via Getty Images, FILE The FBI seal is seen outside the headquarters building in Washington, DC on July 5, 2016. After 46 years, Luis Archuleta was arrested in New Mexico, and will be returned to Denver, where he escaped from a prison cell in 1974. Archuleta, also known as Larry Pusateri, escaped from a Colorado Department … Continue reading CRIME

CORONA PANDEMIC

Virgin Atlantic warns it is running out of money Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Atlantic could run out of cash next month if creditors do not approve a £1.2bn rescue deal, a UK court has heard. The airline is “fundamentally sound” but a restructuring and fresh injection of money is critical to securing its future, Virgin’s lawyers said. The plans need approval from creditors under a court-sanctioned process. As part of that process Virgin Atlantic is also seeking protection under chapter 15 of the US bankruptcy code. That enables a foreign debtor to shield assets in the country. ‘Critical levels’ Like … Continue reading CORONA PANDEMIC