Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry: Shelling of Euronews employees once again shows Armenia’s true face
By TrendThe Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry commented on the shelling of the Euronews film crew by the Armenian Armed Forces, Trend reports citing the Foreign Ministry.“The international humanitarian rules prohibit attacks on journalists,” the statement posted on the Foreign Ministry’s Twitter page said.“This video footage, demonstrating the shelling of the Euronews film crew by Armenia, once again shows true face of Armenia, constantly shelling civilians and journalists,” the statement said. “Armenia, in flagrant violation of its obligations upon international law, is attacking journalists!”—Fol...
YOURSAY | A slap in the face for Muhyiddin, but will he step down?
YOURSAY | 'This royal refusal may not mean a loss of confidence in a strict sense, but…'Agong has decided: No need for a state of emergencyRaja Chulan: The Agong and his brother rulers do not want what is now happening in Thailand to spread to Malaysia as well. In Thailand, a declaration of emergency led to massive protests by the Thais, especially the younger ones, to demand the resignation of their PM and reforming the monarchy.The demonstration went on for a week and the PM finally revoked the emergency laws. Nevertheless, the demonstrators are demanding the resignation of the PM and had vo...
Oliver Hudson blames Botox for nearly destroying his life
The former Nashville star shared the awful beauty treatment experience with his actress sister, Kate Hudson, on their Sibling Revelry podcast, confessing he was blown away when he saw what the injectable wrinkle treatment had done to his face.Explaining his wild day at the plastic surgeon's office, Oliver noted he got Botox after receiving a bloody 'vampire facial'."I went in and I had blood splattered all over my face and they needled it in there and then did a frickin' laser," he recalled on the podcast. "And then he (doctor) goes, 'Let's try some Botox.' And I'm like, 'Oh s**t, for real?' A...
Photos: Sun lights up the face of Ramses II in Abu Simbel in biannual illumination
Thursday morning, a rare solar alignment caused the sun to shine on the face of King Ramses II in Aswan’s Abu Simbel temple for 20 minutes, announcing the beginning of Egypt’s flood and growing season.This unique phenomenon takes place just twice a year—once on October 22 to mark the king’s birthday and the beginning of the growing season, and again on February 22 to celebrate his coronation and the start of harvest season.On these two days, the temple opens its doors for tourists at 3 am in order to facilitate viewings of this special occurrence, which lasts for just 20 minutes.Thousands of t...
Why is the EU silent in the face of Turkish provocations toward Greece?
On many occasions, we read statements issued by the leaders of the European Union regarding the cohesion and strength of the union and the keenness of these leaders for Europe to have the international status that suits it. I do not know why the EU stands quiet in the face of Turkish provocations toward Greece, one of the countries of the union, although the most powerful trio in the union confronted, last August, the strict American stance against the Iranian mullahs!Indeed, France, Germany and Britain announced at the time in a joint official statement that they would not support Washington’...
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How ordering apps are changing the face of gastronomy
It’s raining, it’s almost lunchtime and 30-year-old Neelam Babul is craving a warm cup of coffee, hot samosas and a pizza from Pizza Hut. Years ago, she made do; today, she can order all of that through her phone. Within 30-40 minutes, the busy lawyer will get whatever she was craving for at her office’s doorstep – she’ll be warm and satisfied and not a single dish to wash thereafter.Besides the rains and busy schedule, Neelam, a self-confessed foodie also agrees that quality time at home also matters to her – and that means trying out a new place to order from after a long day at work. “The e...
Thai PM defiant in face of large anti-government protests
Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha said on Friday he would not resign despite large demonstrations in the capital Bangkok calling for his government to step down."I'm not leaving," Prayuth told reporters, appearing alongside a number of cabinet ministers.His appearance comes the day after a government crackdown on large protests in the capital. On Wednesday, thousands of activists marched to surround the prime minister's offices at Government House.Prayuth responded by issuing an emergency decree before dawn on Thursday, whereupon hundreds of riot police charged the area, which was by...
In Brooklyn, Orthodox Jews defiant in face of virus shutdown
New York (AFP) - In an Orthodox Jewish area of Brooklyn on Friday, community members vowed to defy government attempts to restrict their worship over rising coronavirus concerns as they marked a religious holiday.Borough Park saw angry protests by Hasidic Jews this week after New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced he was partially shutting down the neighborhood to stem a second wave of Covid-19.The controversy turned political with right-wing figures stoking the demonstrations and Orthodox Jews claiming they are being targeted by the Democratic governor for their support of President Donald ...
In the face of a global pandemic, how can conservation efforts reduce the chance that poaching will spread disease?
Photo courtesy of Wikiseal from Wikimedia Commons, licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0October 9, 2020 — Under a waxing gibbous moon, Felix Byamukama set out into Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in southwestern Uganda to hunt bush pig and duiker. He didn’t plan on coming face to face with a 400-pound silverback in the dense jungle — but when he did, fear got the best of him. Byamukama speared the mountain gorilla, then left him to die.The gorilla’s death sent shock waves through the conservation community around the world. Scientists and conservationists have devoted decades to saving endangered moun...
3Q20 Merger Activity Surpassed $1 Trillion
“In the face of the global COVID-19 pandemic and economic lockdown, for just the eleventh time over the past 40 years, quarterly merger activity has surpassed $1 trillion during the third quarter of 2020. Whether it’s delayed merger announcements held over from this past Spring, the arrival of opportunistic strategic buyers or private equity buyers flush with cash and friendly credit markets or the desire to strike deals before the results of the upcoming US presidential election, there’s no question that deal making strongly rebounded far earlier than expectations.Q2 2020 hedge fund letters, ...