WHO chief warns poor could be 'trampled' in vaccine push
United Nations (United States) (AFP) - The head of the World Health Organization warned Friday that the poor risk being "trampled" as wealthy nations roll out Covid-19 vaccines, which he said should be a public good. Speaking at a virtual UN summit on the pandemic, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said the world was seeing "light at the end of the tunnel" in the nearly year-long Covid crisis. "But let me be clear. We simply cannot accept a world in which the poor and marginalized are trampled by the rich and powerful in the stampede for vaccines," Tedros said. "This is a global ...
Ex-Don Quijote head arrested over alleged 2018 insider trading
A former president of Japanese discount retailer Don Quijote Holdings Co., now known as Pan Pacific International Holdings Corp., was arrested Thursday by prosecutors for alleged involvement in insider trading in 2018. Tokyo prosecutors suspect Koji Ohara, 57, illegally advised a male acquaintance to purchase Don Quijote shares prior to the announcement of a takeover bid for the company by FamilyMart Uny Holdings Co. in violation of the Financial Instruments and Exchange law. Don Quijote shares jumped from the 5,000 yen level to the upper 6,000 yen level after FamilyMart Uny Holdings, now Fami...
Prosecutors to charge ex-Don Quijote head over insider trading
Prosecutors plan to press charges against a former president of Don Quijote Holdings Co., a Japanese discount retailer now known as Pan Pacific International Holdings Corp., for alleged involvement in insider trading, sources familiar with the matter said Wednesday.The prosecutors allege the 57-year-old illegally advised a male acquaintance to purchase Don Quijote shares prior to the announcement of a takeover bid for the company by FamilyMart Uny Holdings Co. in 2018 in violation of the Financial Instruments and Exchange Law, the sources said.The former president, whose name has not yet been ...
HAITI-CRIME-Wife of the head of Security at National Palace kidnapped
A one million dollar ransom is being demanded for the release of the wife of the head of the General Security Unit at the National Palace.The authorities said that Maritza Beaubrun was kidnapped on Sunday by unidentified armed individuals, and according to family sources have demanded a one million US dollar ransom for her release.The police have so made no official statement regarding the kidnapping that came less than 24 hours after a medical practitioner was snatched as he made his way to work at Hospital of the State University of Haiti.Meanwhile, the interns and staff at hospitals in Hait...
Iraqi-Briton appointed head of UK's coronavirus vaccine drive
An Iraqi-born British politician has been appointed as head of the UK's coronavirus vaccine drive, Downing Street said on Saturday.Nadhim Zahawi, 53, who is the Conservative Member of Parliament for Stratford-on-Avon and a minister for business and industry, will hold the role until at least next summer, according to the Guardian.The 53-year-old will be responsible for the distribution of millions of coronavirus vaccines in the UK, following priority lists set out by the government.The Baghdad-born politician will relinquish the majority of his responsibilities as a minister for business and i...
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Police shot me in the head, man tells Judicial panel
Emmanuel Ajomafule, a petitioner at the Lagos judicial panel alleged that he was shot in the head by police officers back in 2019.VDO.AIMr. Ajomafule , who appeared without legal counsel, said that after he was shot in the head, his girlfriend, late miss Ada Ifeanyi, was shot in the leg and stomach. “She died at the hospital after the gunshot injury,” he said.Mr. Ajomafule told the panel he and his girlfriend were stopped by policemen. While still inside his car he asked why they were stopped. Afterward, he said there was an argument and alleged that Inspector Dan Ojo shot him in the head.READ...
'UNRWA's financial crisis essentially political,' says head of Gaza support committee
UNRWA distributes food aid to families in Gaza, 2 April 2020 [Mohammed Asad/Middle East Monitor]The head of the Popular International Committee to Support Gaza has called on donors to the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) to address the financial crisis facing the agency which is affecting millions of Palestinian refugees. Dr Essam Yousef made his statement in response to a UN alert that the current financial situation of UNRWA has become "more dangerous"."The financial crisis facing UNRWA is essentially political," explained Yousef. "This is reflected in attempts made ...
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"I am a Chia Pet from the head down. That said, I was not able to grow a beard for most of my adult life. I ended up growing it out for a Broadway role and as soon as I did I realised, 'This is a thing I like'." Josh Groban on his signature bearded look.©2020 WENNProvided by SyndiGate Media Inc.
I can’t wrap my head around the recent tragedy in Cagayan Valley. Scenes of massive flooding that wiped out towns and cities are just heartbreaking. Stories of the loss of lives and homes are simply tragic, especially with everything that’s happened in 2020.I wonder really how we can justify the need for dams if they’re not fail-safe? How can we operate a dam if they can overflow and bury people in their homes?The flooding in Cagayan no doubt offers a cautionary tale. Should we continue to tamper with the ecological balance of our rivers or the environment?The long-term solution, says Alcala M...
FaZe + OG Win Florida Mutineers’ Release The Kraken Invitational
Last night we saw some of the best teams in the world go head to head, with FaZe + OGc coming out on top.The Florida Mutineers hosted their $25K Release the Kraken Invitational last night. This saw some of the best 4 man squads created, with many Call of Duty League teams mixing together. The winners were FaZe + OG, a combination of Chris “Simp” Lehr and Alec “Arcitys” Sanderson from Atlanta FaZe and Seth “Scump” Abner and Brandon “Dashy” Otell from OpTic Chicago.FaZe + OG’s Road to VictoryIn this 32 team tournament, FaZe + OG faced off against Team Huke in round one. This team consisted of Hu...