Pope Francis visits Mosul

Pope Francis visits churches destroyed by ISIS in Northern Iraq on Sunday in the ruins of the churches and celebrate an open-air mass on the last day of the first-ever visit by any pontiff, healing the wounds of sectarian violence and to pray for the dead of any religion. The Pope heard Muslim and Christian…

The Powerful world free from foreign constraint

Linda Colley encapsulate a common purpose to define power,  the rights and responsibilities of states and citizens by starting with the Corsican Constitution of 1755 as both monarchs and radicals play a role, from Catherine the Great of Russia with her remarkable Nakaz to Sierra Leone’s James Africanus Horton to Tunisia’s Khayr-al-Din,  a creator of…

World economics and must read for would-be oil barons

In The World for Sale: Money, Power and the Traders who Barter the Earth’s Resources by  the Bloomberg News reporter and former FT journalist, Javier Blas and  Jack Farchy tow leading journalists lift the lid off one of the least scrutinised corners of the economy including the working of the billionaire commodity traders who buy,…

Pant’s 101, lifts India after a mini- collpase

International Test Match Series England vs India at Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad. England won the toss and elected to bat England 205 ao off 75.5ov Stokes 55 off 121, 6 fours, 2 sixes, Bairstow 28 off 67, 6 fours, Pope 29 off 87, 2 fours, Lawrence 46 off 74, 8 fours,  A Patel 4-68, R…

Call of Duty patch heralds the biggest download day on record

According to Virgin Media, it recorded the “biggest download day on record” on the same day as the latest Call of Duty update with the average user downloading more than 20GB of data on 25 February 2021. Call of Duty- Warzone is known in the industry for its huge download sizes, and the update in…

Space X’s Starship rocket blows up after landing

Elon Musk’s SpaceX  Serial Number 10 (SN10)  50m-tall has managed to land one of its Starship prototypes at the end of a high-altitude test flight, in Boca Chica, Texas, but fire developed around its base and eight minutes later SN10 blew itself apart on the landing pad. Elon Musk says the new Starship will do…

Stokes 55 but England 205 all out

International Test Match Series England vs India at Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad. England won the toss and elected to bat England 205 ao off 75.5ov Stokes 55 off 121, 6 fours, 2 sixes, Bairstow 28 off 67, 6 fours, Pope 29 off 87, 2 fours, Lawrence 46 off 74, 8 fours,  A Patel 4-68, R…

Budget 2021- Sunak’s support for Covid-19 totals £407bn

“Coronavirus has caused the largest and most sustained economic shocks in this country has ever faced,” Sunak said Furlough scheme extended until the end of September along with VAT cut for hardest-hit sectors to boost the hospitality and tourism industries over the summer. The government will maintain its support for the self-employed, with grants handed…

Microsoft accuses state-sponsored cyber espionage

Microsoft, the tech giant has blamed  Hafnium, a Chinese state-sponsored cyber-espionage group operating out of China by leasing virtual private servers in the US, for attacks on its mail server software. Microsoft’s Threat Intelligence Centre attributed the attacks with “ high confidence” to Hafnium and “ Observed victimology, tactics and procedures, as Hafnium targets infectious…