Amazon said in a legal complaint unsealed Monday that it had lost a multibillion-dollar cloud computing contract with the Pentagon because President Trump used “improper pressure” to divert it from the company to harm its chief executive, Jeff Bezos. The Defense Department reviewed outdated submissions from the company and overlooked key technical capabilities, Amazon claimed, saying those errors tipped the scales in favor of Microsoft, which won the contract in October. Amazon had been considered the front-runner for the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure project, known as JEDI, in part because it had built cloud services for the CIA. Its Amazon Web Services, or AWS, business is also the country’s biggest cloud computing provider. But Trump said publicly that other “great companies” should have a chance at the $10 billion contract. Trump said he would take “a very strong look” at the JEDI contract, noting that companies including … [Read more...] about Amazon accuses Trump of ‘improper pressure’ on JEDI contract
Steve Harvey gave possibly the largest eye roll ever after he posed a question to one of the Miss Universe contestants about climate change at the 2019 pageant. It happened Sunday night when 62-year-old host was asking Miss South Africa, Zozibini Tunzi, if the “leaders of today” were doing enough to stop climate change, per Fox News in a piece published Monday. (RELATED: Donald Trump To Meet With Steve Harvey At Trump Tower)“Are leaders of today doing enough to protect future generations for climate change,” Harvey said. If not, what else should they be doing?” (RELATED: Michael Moore, Other Celebs Compare Shocking Oscar Ending To 2016 Election) WATCH: Steve Harvey rolling his eyes at climate change lmao wowwwww @MissUniverse #MissUniverse2019 pic.twitter.com/1gpEK2Czb1 — Jocelyn Garcia (@jozzy218) December 9, 2019 “I think the future leaders could do a little bit more,” Tunzi replied. “But, however, I feel we as individuals … [Read more...] about Steve Harvey Gives Massive Eye Roll After Asking Miss Universe Contestant About Climate Change
WASHINGTON - Q: “Voice of America reaches all over the world, including directly into Venezuela and the surrounding countries. A lot of chaos going on there. What’s the message that you want to get to the people of Venezuela. What do they need to know about American policy?”National Security Advisor John Bolton: “Well that we are entirely behind their justifiable desire to be able to control their own government to get rid of this authoritarian military regime that’s basically ruined the economy of the country over the last twenty years. The nations of the Western Hemisphere are almost unanimously behind their desire to see a peaceful transfer of power. Fifty six governments have recognized Juan Guaido as the legitimate interim president, that’s the first time that there’s ever been that kind of rejection of the Maduro regime. So times are hard in Venezuela now, that’s because of twenty years of mismanagement of the economy. But … [Read more...] about VOA Interview: John Bolton’s Take on World’s Hotspots
In discussing last week his company’s partnership with the NFL, Jay-Z was asked about Colin Kaepernick and said, among other things, “I think we’ve moved past kneeling. I think it’s time for action.” Three NFL players have continued to kneel during the national anthem to bring attention to issues of racial injustice and police brutality, and two of them have made it clear that they have a problem with Jay-Z’s comments. On Monday, it was Kenny Stills’s turn to express disappointment with the rapper and business mogul. Stills, a wide receiver for the Miami Dolphins who has been protesting before games with teammate Albert Wilson, told reporters at his locker, “Some of the ways that [Jay-Z] answered his questions, talking about, ‘We’re moving past kneeling,’ like he ever protested. He’s not an NFL player. “He’s never been on a knee. Choosing to speak for the people like he had spoken to the people.” … [Read more...] about Jay-Z has “moved past kneeling.” Some NFL players have a problem with that.