Top Beijing official hails Hong Kong security law, but tweaks needed so people ‘follow it of their own accord’
China’s top official in Hong Kong said Friday the power of the new national security law “has started to become apparent” in the city but laws and regulations still need to be improved so that people follow it of their own accord. At an online event to commemorate China’s Constitution Day, the director of Beijing’s Liaison Office Luo Huining spoke of the importance of safeguarding the city’s “One Country, Two Systems” principle under the new law imposed by Beijing on June 30. “Some people in Hong Kong only know to respect their original legal system without basic changes, and disregard fundame...
Hong Kong Free Press
Delta begins mass vaccination against Yellow Fever outbreak
Delta Government, Thursday, flagged off the year 2020 preventive yellow fever mass vaccination campaign in the state, with the governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, calling on the people of the state to avail themselves for the vaccination exercise and as well, clean their environment. According to the governor, vaccination and clean environment are factors necessary in checking the outbreak of yellow fever. Speaking during the flag-off exercise held at the Events Centre, Asaba, Okowa said that the objective of the vaccination was to increase population immunity (herd immunity) to yellow fever thereby redu...
Eight people killed in shelling in Yemen's Hodeida
At least eight people were killed in the shelling of an industrial compound in Yemen's strategic port of Hodeida, the government said Friday, pointing the finger at the Iran-backed Houthi rebels. There has been an uptick in fighting in and around the lifeline port of the western city, where a fragile UN-brokered truce has largely averted major battles between the government - backed by a Saudi-led military coalition - and the Houthi insurgents. Yemeni Information Minister Moammar Al-Eryani condemned the Houthis' "ugly terrorist attack" on the Thabit Brothers industrial compound on Thursday, ac...
Buhari to Gambia President: “We Must respect our people”.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday said leaders must respect the wishes of their citizens and appreciate their support. The President spoke Thursday at State House, Abuja, while receiving President of the Republic of The Gambia, Adama Barrow, who was on a courtesy visit. “The future of our countries lies in our hands. We must respect our people, and appreciate their support” adding that ” when the people do the right things, they do themselves a lot of favour,” Nigeria had played a key role in ousting former President Yahya Jammeh, who had refused to accept the results of the election he l...
Debunking the 'opium of the people' maxim: Football is about politics and class struggle
Noam Chomsky is right when he says that, in the US, sports creates the necessary "fantasy world" required to shield people from understanding, organizing, and attempting to "influence the real world". Referring to sports commentary and phone-in shows, Chomsky, in an interview with AlterNet, marveled at the intellectual and analytical skills of people engaged in the sports culture. Ultimately, however, this culture "has no meaning and probably thrives because it has no meaning, as a displacement from the serious problems which one cannot influence and affect because the power happens to lie els...
The Middle East Monitor
Fashola, Shettima Harp On Stewardship As Fayemi Warns Commissioners
The Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola and a former governor of Borno State, Sen. Kashim Shettima, have appealed to Nigerian leaders to build their stewardship in the minds of the people so that they can earn their respect after their tenure. The leaders made the remarks separately in Ado Ekiti, Thursday, during a high-level 2020 retreat organised by Governor Kayode Fayemi with the theme ‘Finishing well and sustaining progressive leadership in Ekiti State’. The programme was held in compliance with COVID-19 pandemic regulations as participants used face masks and many of the reso...
Official touts endeavors to relocate poor
By ZHAO XINYING | China Daily | Updated: 2020-12-04 08:56 9.6 million people moved to areas with better environments, job opportunities A total of 9.6 million Chinese people were relocated to better homes under the Chinese government's poverty-reduction campaign during the 13th Five-Year Plan (2016-20) period, a senior official said on Thursday. During that time, more than 600 billion yuan ($91.4 billion) was invested and 2.66 million houses or apartments built, with the average living area for each household reaching 80.6 square meters, Zhao Chenxin, secretary-general of the National Developm...
Flooding kills seven in South
Flooding kills seven in South Heavy downpours cripple vast areas Severe floods in nine provinces in the South have killed seven people, four of them in the worst-hit Nakhon Si Thammarat, according to the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM). Much of Nakhon Si Thammarat has been battered by the floods from persistent heavy downpours which crippled vast residential areas and government offices. Pithakpol Boonyamalik, Public Health Ministry inspector, said even though the deluge swept through the province fast, water has begun to stabilise. Damage was being assessed and emergen...
The Bangkok Post
Roger Stone is now a voice of reason in urging Georgia GOP voters to ignore people telling them sit out the January Senate elections
By Duncan Smith Love him or hate him, Roger Stone is one bombastic individual who loves milking the media for attention. But on one critical issue — keeping the U.S. Senate in GOP hands in the face of a likely Joe Biden administration and Democrat-controlled House — he’s become a sobering voice of sanity. For reasons only they can explain, attorneys Sidney Powell and Lin Wood are urging Republican voters in Georgia to sit out next month’s crucial Senate run-off elections. If both incumbent GOP senators — David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler — lose, then it’s a 50-50 chamber with Vice President Kama...
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