Early Bird: Trump refuses to acknowledge defeat. Investors have trust in the vaccine. LG has developed a transparent display
President Donald Trump has once again proven that he's not about to lay down his arms in the fight for the presidency. Asian investors, on the other hand, are confident that COVID-19 will soon go down in battle once a sufficient portion of the world's population has gotten their shots. By the way, do you know which character Jared Leto would like to play again? News from home and from the world is brought to you by today's Early Bird!
Trump's shocking phone call to Georgia
Anyone who thought Donald J. Trump had come to terms with his defeat in the election has been unpleasantly surprised in the recent hours. The incumbent American president is still creating chaos. CNN obtained an audio recording of his telephone conversation with Georgia's Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger. Trump pressured him into making the government officials find votes for him that would overturn the election result.
"The people of the country are angry. And there’s nothing wrong with saying, you know, that you’ve recalculated. So look. All I want to do is this. I just want to find 11,780 votes. Because we won the state. You should want the result of the election to be accurate and fair. And you're a republican,"
the incumbent American president said in a shocking, almost hour-long conversation. Raffensperger tried to explain to him several times that the election result had been audited and was without a doubt accurate. However, Trump wasn't listening to him, claiming that he had been denied hundreds of thousands of votes in the United States.
Miloš Zeman criticizes the Security Information Service
The President of the Czech Republic criticized mainly the director of the Security Information Service (BIS), Michal Koudelka. He has already refused to appoint him to the rank of general five times. According to the presidential analysis, Koudelka has not been fulfilling his duties for a long time, fails to provide information to and withholds it from legal addressees, instead publishing it in a manner that violates the law. The one-and-a-half-page document full of reprimands was drafted by former head analyst of BIS, Jiří Rom, who had unsuccessfully applied for the post of head of the Security Information Service five years ago and j started working at the President's Office last year. The parliamentary standing commission for the control of BIS told the media already at the beginning of December that it hadn't found any mistakes on the part of the information service or its head, Koudelka. Prime Minister Andrej Babiš himself said that he had no reservations about his work.
Asian stocks are hitting historic highs
In many cases, shares in Asia have broken historical records. They have still been rising in the last hours. Investors have put their hopes in the vaccine, which they consider a promise of global economic growth. Only a possible tightening of anti-coronavirus measures in Tokyo, which withdrew Japanese shares from a 30-year high, gives them wrinkles. The Asia-Pacific stock index rose by 1.2% and set another historic record. South Korea has added whole 2 percent and is experiencing a sharp rise, mainly due to the chip and car sectors. Chinese blue chips added 3 tenths of a percent.
Investors still rely on central banks to keep cheap money, while coronavirus vaccines help revive the global economy over time. People have high confidence, despite the fact that the virus is still spreading worldwide and breaking sad autumn records in many parts of the planet. Only Japan's Nikkei dropped, decreasing by 0.4% after Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga confirmed that the government was considering a state of emergency for Tokyo and three surrounding prefectures.
Jared Leto would like to play Joker again
The forty-nine-year-old singer and actor admitted in an interview with the Variety magazine that he would like to repeat the role of the Joker sometime in the future. In 2016, he appeared in the blockbuster Suicide Squad alongside Margot Robbie and Will Smith.
"It's hard to say no to that character. There are very few characters that you play that have absolutely no rules, you know, that you could just go to town. It's so much fun, that energy,"
said Hollywood actor and frontman of the band Thirty Seconds to Mars. This year, he should appear as Mr. J in the upcoming four-part series Justice League: The Snyder Cut on HBO Max. Director Zack Snyder claims that more than 2.5 hours of new material have been shot and we can look forward to grandiose visual effects. In addition to Jared, Joe Manganiello should also appear in the new scenes.
The transparent display from LG will be useful even in the pandemic
South Korean company LG Electronics Inc. completed the development of a transparent 55-inch OLED display, which also acts as a barrier against the spread of COVID-19 and other viral diseases. This technology should be presented at CES 2021 (International Consumer Electronics Show). The company expects it will attract great public attention and counts with a huge commercial success. Its use is very diverse. The display was designed primarily to act as a partition for restaurants and other establishments, which have to adhere to strict hygiene measures nowadays. It can also be used as a screen with a restaurant menu. The company can also picture their transparent display being used in smart homes of end customers or on the windows of subway trains.