Don’t forget we’re still in the middle of a pandemic while out shopping this Black Friday
It is that time of the year again, often known as the silly season, when consumers go all out to score on the latest deals for Black Friday and other retail specials.This year has been a very difficult one for consumers.The coronavirus pandemic has shed hundreds of thousands of jobs and has had a massive negative impact on households.People have lost loved ones, some have lost their homes and others are barely getting by.The South African retail sector has also taken a colossal knock as a result of this year’s extended lockdown periods when extreme measures were enforced to ensure the limited ...
US and others tell Haiti to speed up election planning, but no mention of January date
Foreign diplomats in Haiti on Wednesday called on Haitian President Jovenel Moïse to step up preparations for elections in the Caribbean nation.Known as the Core Group, the diplomats say Haiti’s leaders and institutions need to urgently publish an electoral calendar and accelerate the distribution of national identification cards to finalize the elections as soon as possible. Haiti also needs to put together a reliable electoral list, publish an electoral law and a party law that guarantee the transparency of the elections, and ensure that there are sufficient security conditions to allow elec...
Cop, 7 others charged for Palawan lawyer’s slay
Cop, 7 others charged for Palawan lawyer’s slayEmmanuel Tupas(The Philippine Star) – November 27, 2020 – 12:00amMANILA, Philippines — Eight more persons, including a police officer, have been charged in connection with the killing of lawyer Eric Jay Magcamit in Narra, Palawan last week.Senior M/Sgt. Ariel Pareja, Marcelino Quoyo and six John Does were charged with murder before the provincial prosecutor’s office on Wednesday, Philippine National Police chief Gen. Debold Sinas said yesterday.“Administrative charges are also being prepared against Pareja,” Sinas said.Pareja was placed under rest...
Police foil attempt to kidnap 19 persons in Abuja, to rescue 3 others
In a swift response to a distress call, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Police Command thwarted attempt to kidnap 19 persons on Pei-leilei road along Kwali axis of the nation’s capital on Wednesday, 25th November 2020.According to a statement issued on Thursday by Mariam Yusuf, spokesman of the police command, the successful operation was conducted by a joint team of police operatives from the command who responded promptly to the occasion and engaged the heavily armed hoodlums in a fierce gun duel.She noted, however, that concerted effort is being made to rescue the remaining three victim...
Between Veracity, Mendacity
All over Ghana, infrastructural works are being undertaken with an unusual gusto.While some of them are on the verge of completion, others have been commissioned already.On Tuesday, President Akufo-Addo commissioned the first phase of the Obetsebi Lamptey Interchange, to the relief of commuters and motorists.The nightmarish traffic congestion which was the picture of the location until last Tuesday is the outcome of a concept by policymakers headed by President Akufo-Addo.Commuters and motorists who have plied this part of Accra over the years were all full of praise for the President for acco...
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Nicole Kidman struggling to support her children through their pandemic emotions
The actress, who shares 12-year-old Sunday Rose and nine-year-old Faith with singer Keith Urban, admits it has been difficult to keep pair apart from others as the global health crisis continues."Our kids - because we travel, and we won't be apart - are used to having to learn online," Nicole tells Glamour UK, "but the social distance has been very difficult for them. They are working through the emotions."For a 12-year-old, it’s about not being able to access friends easily. That's a whole thing, which every parent will be going through. And, then there's a nine-year-old, who's socially formi...
Kano Missing Kids: Court Remands 5 Persons In Correctional Centres
AHigh court in Kano has remanded 5 accused persons in correctional facility after they pleaded not guilty to the charges of conspiracy and kidnapping of a 2 year old boy, Aliyu Dauda who later died.The accused were part of ten others who were scheduled to be arraigned before the court on Wednesday but only the five were present.Three of the accused persons were minors and thus were sent to juvenile centre while the two others (adults) to the correctional facility.The defendants would be in detention till December 4th when the court would continue the hearing and ruling on their bail applicatio...
Schalke chaos as Ibisevic, technical director out; others suspended
Bundesliga bottom side Schalke said on Tuesday that Vedad Ibisevic would be leaving the club and two other players have been suspended while they have also parted ways with technical director Michael Reschke.Schalke, the 1997 UEFA Cup winners and one of the best supported clubs in Germany, are in the midst of a sporting and financial crisis only partly exacerbated by the coronavirus pandemic.Nabil Bentaleb will leave by the end of the campaign, the club said, while fellow midfielder Amine Harit - a rare shining light during the early part of last season - has been given a chance to redeem hims...
STAR scribe 3-point king
John Bryan Ulanday(The Philippine Star) – November 25, 2020 – 12:00amInside the bubbleSMART CLARK GIGA CITY, Pampanga, Philippines — Like a bustling city, the PBA bubble here in Pampanga never sleeps.The players remain busy and the clock keeps ticking during days off, practices and games. Sometimes, even at halftime, too.As players take a break from play at the half, others try their luck in the PBA TCL 3PT Shootout – a fun-filled side event that’s been running for almost two months now.So far, Meralco’s Allein Maliksi, Magnolia’s Alvin Abundo, TNT’s Almond Vosotros, SMB’s Russel Escoto and No...
Are some citizens being targeted more than others when it comes to Trinidad & Tobago's COVID-19 legislation?
Footage of the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) raid of the “Zesser” party in central Trinidad on November 22, 2020. Screenshot taken from a TTT news report about the event uploaded to TTT Live Online's YouTube channel.After officers of the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) raided a paid party that was in full swing in the early hours of November 22, with no mask-wearing or physical distancing in effect, netizens are once again suggesting there is a double standard when it comes to the enforcement of COVID-19 protocols.The “Zesser party,” as it is being called, came to an abru...