Remember Google Glass? Turns Out It Was Just Ahead of Its Time

Google unveiled its Glass, also known as a smart pair of glasses or smart headset (depending on who you ask), in early 2013. Over a span of six months, the futuristic tech made quite the splash; TIME magazine named Glass one of its best inventions of 2012, even though they didn’t go public until 2013, […]

Former South Africa President testifies before Commission

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — Former South African president Jacob Zuma appeared Monday before a state commission investigating serious allegations of corruption during his tenure as head of state from 2009 to 2018. It is the first time that Zuma has appeared before the commission since he abandoned his testimony at the commission more than a […]

What is the Master Cleanse? And is it a healthy way to lose weight?

Deutschland, Studio, frisch gepresster Zitronensaft aus Bio-Zitronen Want to drop those extra pounds that have been sneaking up over the past few months? You may consider fasting as a quick way to shed the weight. While methods like intermittent fasting are a bit less drastic, restricting the eating window to 8-12 hours a day or choosing just 2 days […]

Car Carrier Rescues Three Sailors Off Bermuda

[Brief] On Saturday morning, a German-owned car carrier rescued three sailors from a yacht in distress off Bermuda. Watchstanders at the U.S. Coast Guard’s 5th District Command Center received a call from the Bermuda Rescue Coordination Center, which reported that an EPIRB had been activated aboard the sailing vessel Esmeralda. The captain of the yacht told the Bermuda […]

Israel Fines Noble Energy for “Blatant Violation” of Discharge Rules

Just one month after oil major Chevron acquired independent producer Noble Energy, Israeli officials have slapped the company’s Leviathan platform with a $1.1 million fine for “blatant violations” of water pollution regulations. According to Israel’s Ministry of Environmental Protection, Noble’s Leviathan gas platform obtained a permit to discharge process water into the sea when it […]

Brazil is Emerging as the World’s leading Offshore Oil Producer

Sharply weaker oil prices, the COVID-19 pandemic, and heightened geopolitical uncertainty have done little to blunt Brazil’s epic offshore oil boom. By September 2020 Brazil had soared to be the third-largest supplier of crude oil to China, the world’s second-largest economy. The scale of Brazil’s deep-water offshore oil boom is underscored by the pre-salt Tupi oilfield which for […]

Airlines to face $3,500 fine for each Passenger flown in without PCR test

The management of Kotoka International Airport has stated that airlines that break the COVID-19 protocols by bringing in passengers without PCR tests would be fined. “Airlines who board passengers without PCR tests results or transport and disembark passengers with positive PCR test result into Accra will be fined US$ 3,500 per passenger,” KIA noted in […]

Grounded Freighter in Vizag May be Turned Into a Restaurant

A grounded freighter is set to become a restaurant and tourist attraction on a beach in Andhra Pradesh, according to local officials. The Bangladeshi coastal freighter Maa ran aground in Visakhapatnam (Vizag) on India’s Bay of Bengal coastline in mid-October. A commercial salvor’s attempt to refloat the ship was scheduled for November 14-15, but it has been […]

Pirates Abduct 14 Seafarers From Heavy Lift Ship in Gulf of Guinea

On Friday, 14 crewmembers were kidnapped from a Chinese heavy-lift ship off the coast of Sao Tome. According to security consultancy Dryad Global, the heavy-lift ship Zhen Hua 7 was boarded by pirates at a position about 80 nm to the northeast of Sao Tome, in the Gulf of Guinea. The ship was drifting at […]

Mahama finally allowed to sign Rawlings’s Book of Condolence

Former President John Dramani Mahama has signed the book of condolence opened at the Accra International Conference Centre (AICC) in honour of former president Jerry John Rawlings. There was controversy last Friday when the current leader of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) visited the widow of Mr Rawlings, Nana Konadu Agyemang-Rawlings, and wanted to sign […]