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Bakeries suspend decision to stop distributing bread

NNA The Union of Bakery Syndicates in Lebanon announced Sunday “the suspension of the decision to stop distributing bread to Lebanese regions, until further notice." In an issued statement today, the Union indicated that it has received several calls and contacts by political, syndicate and social....

Three wounded in Darfur violence, fires destroy homes

On Thursday, an unidentified group of gunmen shot a man and wounded two other residents in Shangil Tobaya area in North Darfur. Dozens of homes have been destroyed by fires. Witnesses told Radio Dabanga gunmen opened intensive fire on a group of people who were leaving a local sports club in Shangil Tobaya on Thursday night .

COVID-19 434

Commissioner Griffith says the road checks will continue as police ensure the Public Health Ordinance guidelines are adhered to. Police officers had to disperse a mass gathering of people at the Barakah Grounds on Friday morning, who were there hoping to collect food hampers...

Scaling Up: These Five Armenian Tech Companies Are Making Pandemic Life a Little Easier

While most countries have gone into lock down and as many businesses have been forced to close, several industries have been able to keep operations afloat by shifting online and transitioning to remote work. Moreover, some of them have scaled or tapped into new markets during the pandemic.

RPG attack on Abyei market

On Friday, a group of militiamen fired two rocket-propelled grenades (RPGs) at a market before stealing a number of cows in Abyei, the disputed area* on the border between Sudan and South Sudan. Kun Manged, Deputy Executive Director of Abyei Administration, told Radio Dabanga that an armed group....

Live coronavirus updates as more deaths are announced for Derbyshire and Burton

Promised PPE shipment for key workers delayed. A delivery of 84 tonnes of personal protective equipment (PPE) for front-line workers has been delayed. The shipment, which includes 400,000 surgical gowns, was due to arrive in the UK from Turkey on Sunday afternoon. The reason for the delay is not yet known.

Ali Haider Zaidi invited opposition to jointly devise a strategy to cope outbreak of coronavirus

Minister for Maritime Affairs, Syed Ali Haider Zaidi has invited the opposition to jointly devise a strategy to cope the outbreak of coronavirus and not do politics for point scoring. Talking to a private news channel, he said government is taking decisions with consensus of all the stakeholders to successfully fight coronavirus.

Coronavirus testing needs to go up by 350,000 per day for the US to reopen, Harvard researchers say

The research on the testing shortfall was done by Dr. Ashish Jha, faculty director of the Harvard Global Health Institute, Dr. Thomas Tsai, researcher at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and Benjamin Jacobson, research assistant at the Harvard Global Health Institute.

Global concert raises more than $127M for WHO emergency response fund

(CNN) -- Some of the world's top stars have helped to raise nearly $128 million for the World Health Organization during Dozens of celebrities and musicians, including Lady Gaga, Stevie Wonder and the Rolling Stones, took part in the 8-hour show called "One World: Together At Home.

MIL-OSI Global: Canada’s co-operatives: Helping communities during and after the coronavirus

– By Marcelo Vieta, Assistant Professor, Adult Education and Community Development, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto. As the epidemiological impacts of COVID-19 grow exponentially, so do business closures, unemployment rates, poverty, housing and food insecurities.

Stirling and Trossachs

Stirling is the ideal place to get caught up in the history of Scotland . Not only do tales of historical figures abound here, but the magnificent castle of Stirling rises up against the skyline ready to captivate the imagination. The city of Stirling has a rich history - most of which started....

Nursing home, ship behind newest NSW cases

Nine of the latest 21 COVID-19 cases in NSW are from the same nursing home where a 93-year-old man died on Saturday, NSW Health has confirmed. Three more staff and six more residents of Anglicare's Newmarch House have tested positive, taking to 39 the total cases at the aged care home in western Sydney.

Alorica staff to get full pay

BUSINESS process outsourcing (BPO) firm Alorica Jamaica has confirmed that full salaries will be paid to all employees who have tested positive for COVID-19, for the duration of their sick leave. The confirmation from the Portmore-based firm followed questions raised in the House of Representatives....

Nine Entertainment denies interest in Village Roadshow

Nine Entertainment Co has dismissed speculation it is looking to buy Village Roadshow or a portion of its assets. The Australian reported on Friday that Nine, owner of The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age was weighing up either acquiring all of Village Roadshow or picking up its film distribution....

MIL-OSI Australia: North-West compliance update

Thursday, 16 April 2020 – 12:40 pm. Police are supporting the North West community by continuing to enforce compliance, with more than 2400 checks carried out so far on businesses and individuals required to quarantine. “This two week period of quarantine is impacting several thousand members of the....

Robert Mercer starts big money effort for Trump and RNC after cutting back support

President Donald Trump and the Republican National Committee have one of their old allies back in the big money fundraising game after he stepped back from helping the commander in chief. Robert Mercer, one of Trump's original financiers during his first run for president, gave his first six-figure....

Malaysia considering rare earths firm Lynas’ request to operate during MCO

The Lynas Advanced Materials Plant is seen in this general view taken in Gebeng, Pahang July 23, 2019. — Reuters pic. KUALA LUMPUR, April 16 — Malaysia will decide within five days whether to allow rare earths miner Lynas Corp Ltd to operate its processing plant during the country’s partial lockdown....

Strategic Minerals : Q1 Cobre Magnetite Sales and Cash Balance Update

Market Abuse Regulation (MAR) Disclosure. Certain information contained in this announcement would have been deemed inside information for the purposes of Article 7 of Regulation (EU) No 596/2014 until the release of this announcement. 15 April 2020. Strategic Minerals plc.

Gorton started diggers' exit from Vietnam

Fifty years ago, the Gorton government began the withdrawal of Australian troops from Vietnam. It was a process as opaque as that which took Australia into the war in the first place. On April 22, 1970, Prime Minister John Gorton announced that one infantry battalion, 8RAR, which was due to return home in November, would not be replaced.

Medicos' dinner party link to Tas outbreak

Health workers in northwest Tasmania, where a coronavirus outbreak has shut two hospitals, attended an "illegal" dinner party together, Australia's Chief Medical Officer Brendan Murphy has revealed. The hospitals in Burnie closed on Monday, with a cluster of more than 60 COVID-19 cases, including about 45 staff, associated with the facilities.

More job postings seen on LinkedIn China as business resumes

BEIJING, April 11 (Xinhua) -- Chinese firms have stepped up recruitment on social networking platform LinkedIn as businesses gradually return to normal amid the containment of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the country. From March 23 to 26, new job postings on LinkedIn China jumped by....

Nigel wanted to save the world. Now he is being sued

Businessman Nigel Grier. Australian entrepreneur Nigel Grier presents as a successful, sustainability innovator helping save the world while making people rich. He has recruited investors to help build a city from scratch for refugees in Myanmar. He has even offered to rehouse two bears kept in cramped conditions in the south-east Asian country.

Second Aust airlift from China delayed

The Australian government is working with Chinese authorities to get clearance for a plane to airlift Australians out of the coronavirus epicentre of Wuhan after the evacuation was delayed overnight. The plane, which was originally scheduled to leave Wuhan on Friday night, did not get clearance to land from China.

Saigon searching for 67 who came from, through China

They arrived on an Asiana Airlines flight, Vo Thi Ngoc Thuy, deputy director of the city Department of Tourism, said. They landed at Tan Son Nhat Airport and were allowed to leave by the police instead of being quarantined for two weeks since they were in the epidemic-stricken area.

Trump administration takes action against Alexander Vindman, Amb. Gordon Sondland days after Senate acquittal

Taking aim at Trump, Pressman said Vindman served honorably, and for that "the most powerful man in the world - buoyed by the silent, the pliable, and the complicit – has decided to exact revenge." Vindman was escorted out of the White House by security, Pressman said, even though he has "spoken....

Trump removes impeachment hearing witness Ambassador Sondland: US media

US President Donald Trump recalled US Ambassador to the EU Gordon Sondland on Friday after Sondland testified in the impeachment investigation against Trump. "I was advised today that the president intends to recall me effective immediately as United States Ambassador to the European Union,"....

Trump removes impeachment hearing witness Ambassador Sondland: US media

US President Donald Trump recalled US Ambassador to the EU Gordon Sondland on Friday after Sondland testified in the impeachment investigation against Trump. "I was advised today that the president intends to recall me effective immediately as United States Ambassador to the European Union,"....

Hong Kong Starts Quarantine For Mainland China Arrivals

Hong Kong on Saturday began enforcing a mandatory two-week quarantine for anyone arriving from mainland China, a dramatic escalation of its bid to stop the deadly new coronavirus from spreading. The new measures, which came into effect overnight, will see the vast majority of cases expected to self-quarantine.

Defective software could have doomed Boeing's crew capsule

By MARCIA DUNN, AP Aerospace Writer. CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. Defective software could have doomed Boeing's crew capsule during its first test flight, a botched trip that was cut short and never made it to the International Space Station, NASA and company officials said Friday.

Access Bank Ranked No. 1 In Customer Service ...

The Ghana Customer Service Index (GCSI) has ranked Access Bank Ghana as the best company in customer service in Ghana’s banking industry. The research and survey this year collected data on key metrics such as professionalism, customer-focused innovations, feedback and complaints, processes and procedures as well as staff engagement among others.

Hong Kong starts quarantine for mainland China arrivals

The new measures, which came into effect overnight, will see the vast majority of cases expected to self-quarantine. But they will face daily phone calls and spot checks by officials, with up to six months in prison for those found to be breaching their isolation period.
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