Biden imposes sanctions on Myanmar military leaders behind coup-ANI

Washington [US], February 11 (ANI): US President Joe Biden on Wednesday (local time) signed an executive order imposing sanctions on the leaders of the military coup in Myanmar.
“Today, I am announcing a series of actions that we are taking to begin imposing consequences on the leaders of the coup. The US government is taking steps to prevent the generals from improperly having access to the 1 billion dollars in Burmese (Myanmar) government funds held in the United States and today I have approved a new executive order, enabling us to immediately sanction the military leaders who directed the coup, their business interests and their family members,” he said at the White House.
Biden further said that Washington will identify the first round of targets this week and will also impose strong export controls, along with freezing US assets that benefit the Myanmar government while maintaining support for healthcare, civil

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Amazon makes adjustment to app icon after comparisons to Hitler mustache

Amazon has evidently made a slight adjustment to its app icon after some people commented online that it resembled the facial hair of a famous 20th-century dictator.

The company unveiled its new icon in January, replacing the long-familiar blue shopping cart logo with a brown cardboard box.

FILE: Workers at Amazon’s fulfillment center in Staten Island, N.Y., gather outside to protest work conditions in the company’s warehouse in New York. (AP)

The cardboard box featured the iconic Amazon smile, but directly above that was a jagged piece of blue tape that evoked references to Adolf Hitler’s distinct mustache.

“Someone should @amazon that a mouth with a little moustache is a big no-go…” one Twitter user commented in late January.

AMAZON HOPES TO WIN OVER LAWMAKERS BY PERSUADING THINK TANKS TO SUPPORT ITS BUSINESS MODEL: GASPARINO

“Amazons new

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ECB’s Lagarde says business needs more women leaders

European Central Bank President Christine Lagarde said Friday that there are still too few women in top jobs, and that the coronavirus pandemic has exacerbated the problem.

“There are still too few women in management worldwide, particularly in the economic and financial spheres, including central banks,” she said in an interview with French economics weekly Challenges.

Lagarde, the first female chief in the ECB’s history, lamented that the 19 eurozone central banks are all run by men, and that she and her German colleague Isabel Schnabel were the only women on the ECB’s 25-member governing council. 

“That’s not how it should be!” she said.

Arguing for changes in the workplace, Lagarde said men should be encouraged to take paternity leave, and it should be granted to them for “longer periods than their current entitlement of a few days or weeks.”

Noting that the gender wage gap was still 13 percent

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Column: Is city wasting funds on privately-owned business center?

Jim Cogan

City offering pay-as-you-can deal to Santa Barbara co-working center

–By Jim Cogan of Paso Robles

On Tuesday, the Paso Robles City Council will consider additional incentives for The Sandbox – a Santa Barbara-based co-working business – in exchange for the company establishing a second location in Paso Robles. In 2019, the city hired a consultant for $33,150 to oversee the acquisition and build-out of the space at 1345 Park Street to create a “Business Success Center.”

The project relies on the city leasing the office space and in turn subleasing that space to The Sandbox. That agreement has already cost taxpayers $64,600 in unpaid rent and $20,300 in unpaid loan repayments. The original agreement authorized the city to provide approximately $99,500 in loan forgiveness out of a total loan of $399,500 to pay for part of the tenant improvements.

The current city staff report recommends the

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