Canada blocks certain drug exports in response to US plan
Montreal (AFP) - Canada announced Saturday a ban on exporting certain medicines that are or may soon be in short supply, a measure in response to a US plan to import drugs from its northern neighbor.The plan promoted by outgoing US President Donald Trump aimed at allowing pharmacists and wholesalers to import certain prescription drugs in bulk from Canada takes effect on Monday.The US plan is intended to lower prices for Americans, but comes at a time when the Covid-19 pandemic has increased demand for some medicines.Canada's ban took effect on Friday, its health ministry said, and is intended...
‘Liverpool’s worst performance in a long time’ – Owen calls for response from ‘really poor’ Reds
Liverpool put in their “worst performance for a long time” during a 2-0 Champions League defeat to Atalanta, says Michael Owen, with a positive response called for from a side that did have margin for error in Europe.The Reds had opened their continental campaign with three straight victories, with that faultless run lifting them to the top of Group D.A rare setback has now been suffered by Jurgen Klopp’s side, with highly-rated Italian opposition leaving Anfield with an impressive scalp on Wednesday.A disappointing reversal against Atalanta is the first that Liverpool have suffered across a 9...
An exceptional year, an exceptional response
It is not the first time that the youth of my country have excelled. They proudly earn our trust on all occasions, but this year the challenge facing them was exceptional because of the pandemic and the widespread disruption caused to people’s priorities around the world.In the face of a pandemic that no one knows precisely how to confront, Saudi Arabia found itself faced with the responsibility of leading the world’s 20 most powerful economies at the G20 leaders summit.At a time when countries and societies retreated into lockdown in the face of the pandemic, the leadership of my country real...
I’m Not In Bed With Govt – EC Boss
EC Boss Jean MensaThe Chairperson of the Electoral Commission (EC), Jean Mensa, yesterday deflected the suggestion that the EC she was leading was in bed with the NPP government.She was reacting to a question from journalists during the opening session of a workshop organized for the media on electoral issues by the EC at the Coconut Grove Hotel in Accra yesterday.Her humorous response to the question as to whether or not the commission was in bed with government was, “Were we in bed with government, we would have many babies.”It was a question which she handled with ease and bereft of anger.S...
Daily Guide Network
Open letter: a response from the '100' French scholars
We want to reply to the open letter written by academics from mostly English-speaking universities that was published by openDemocracy,* and which was in turn a response to the open manifesto we published in Le Monde (2 November 2020), supporting the statements made by Jean-Michel Blanquer, the Secretary of Education (“Ministre de l’Education Nationale”) in the Macron government. Blanquer had pointed to the development of certain dominant ideological positions in French Academia that ultimately undermine the universal ideals that are fundamental to the French Educational System as well as to t...
Bayanihan 3 law seeks P247B for response, recovery programs
Three House officials filed on Monday their version of the third Bayanihan law that would allocate P247 billion for additional emergency response and economic recovery programs.House Majority Leader Martin Romualdez, Deputy Speaker Sharon Garin and House ways and means chair Joey Salceda said House Bill No. 8059 would put a stop and halt the COVID-19 disease in the Philippines through vaccine acquisition and free access to it. It further reconditions the economy, particularly the sectors that have been gravely affected by the pandemic. It focuses the government assistance [on] the banking sect...
Philippines Daily Inquirer
Commentary: More will die from COVID because of timid Newsom response
Last week, Gov. Gavin Newsom ceded moral authority to guide California out of the depths of the pandemic. More people likely will die because of his timid leadership.The week began with news that Newsom had earlier this month attended a 12-person dinner for a lobbyist friend at a tony Napa Valley restaurant, violating his own guideline — now mandate — against gatherings of more than three households.The week ended with the usually loquacious governor who rarely shies from television cameras announcing via press release a head-scratching curfew — and then sending his health secretary out to try...
The Mercury News
BOCOBONET response to SONA on gender equality
The Botswana Community Based Organisations Network BOCOBONET is an umbrella organisation made up of 130 affiliate CBOs Nationwide.Most of these are Community Trusts engaged in Community Based Natural Resource Management (CBNRM) activities.We have identified a missing link in efforts by Government and other stakeholders in the fight against Gender Based Violence in general and Intimate Partner Violence in particular. The missing link is a grassroots engagement of communities in a bid to have individuals talk and open up on issues of power and violence in intimate relationships. The Government o...
Budget 2021: Economic depression and the Government’s empty response | Daily FT
By Collective for Economic DemocracyThe Budget 2021 does not meet the scale of the challenges Sri Lanka is going to face in the coming years. Instead of offering a realistic, concrete alternative to the current situation we are in, the Budget draws from the platitudes of a ‘Vistas of Prosperity and Splendour’ policy document, reflecting the exuberance of a pre-crisis era. The reality is that Sri Lankans are suffering now, and they need a massive response – both to deal with the short-term and long-term consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic and the unravelling economic crisis.The latter will no...
Daily Financial Times
APEC leaders meet to discuss cooperation on COVID-19 response
Leaders of 21 Pacific Rim economies began a virtual summit on Friday to discuss the response to the coronavirus and adopt a new vision for post-pandemic cooperation in the region.Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga is set to participate in the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum along with U.S. President Donald Trump, making his first appearance on the global stage since losing the presidential election earlier this month.Officials from Malaysia, this year's APEC chair, said they are preparing for the leaders to issue a joint statement for the first time in three years. Last year's meet...