Azerbaijan able to ensure safety of Christian sanctuaries in Karabakh – Russian ambassador
By TrendAzerbaijan will be able to ensure safety of Christian sanctuaries in Karabakh, Russian Ambassador to the country Mikhail Bocharnikov told TASS, Trend reports.“We know Azerbaijan as a multinational and multi-confessional state, where the rights and freedoms of representatives of different peoples and followers of many religions are equally ensured,” he said.—Follow us on Twitter @AzerNewsAz
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FG urges speed, safety amid reconstruction work on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway
The federal government has directed Julius Berger, the contractor handling the reconstruction of Section 1 of Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, to apply speed and ensure safety of motorists as the reconstruction work progressed towards the Yuletide.The contractor was directed further to liaise with the Federal Controllers of Works in Lagos and Ogun states to fix important sections of the expressway to make it motorable, safe and free of traffic congestion.Babatunde Fashola, minister of Works and Housing, who gave these directives during his inspection of the expressway recently, also urged the firm to ...
Whistleblower Maria Efimova fears for her safety amid threats and new arrest warrants
Just when she thought the persecution was over, Maria Efimova, the whistleblower who helped expose the corrupt ties between organised crime and Malta’s political establishment, found that the nightmare was back. On Monday 17 November, Pantelis Varnava, Efimova’s husband, was put under arrest in Crete following a request from Cyprus' authorities.Maria Efimova is a former employee of Pilatus Bank who in 2017 passed on data to Maltese anti-corruption activist and investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia revealing that a secret Panama-based company – Egrant, Inc. – belonged to Michelle Musc...
Fears heightened over safety in airline operations in Nigeria
There is palpable fear over safety in airline operations in Nigeria, with a warning for the country to ensure the prevention of air disasters.There are growing concerns among aviation sector operators and stakeholders on the need for the Federal Government to inject bailout funds to ensure smooth operations.Many of them, who spoke during the recent public hearing in the aviation sector, lamented the N4bn bailout fund proposed in the 2021 budget.However, the Senate on Monday raised the alarm that many of the operators were finding it difficult to put their aircraft in good shape.It urged the fe...
Are Muslims in Austria a hazard to society or providing safety?
"I am a Muslim and I am proud of what I have done. Islam is not this. The Islam we learned from Prophet Muhammad did not consist of this." These were the words of Osama Joda, a Palestinian immigrant to Austria who was granted the golden police badge for saving the life of an officer days before the country launched a security crackdown that targeted the Muslim community, including raids, arrests, and serious accusations.In another scene, Austrian security officers were questioning Muslims, whose peaceful lifestyle was disrupted suddenly after being dragged to the police station from their home...
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Be vigilant about personal safety during campaigns
Last week, at least 46 people were killed during protests around the country following the arrest of National Unity Platform party presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi, who was set to campaign in Luuka District. Many more were injured, not to mention the property that was destroyed.Kyagulanyi, who was later produced in court, was accused of flouting Covid-19 guidelines, specifically holding mass rallies in violation of Electoral Commission guidelines.The Forum for Democratic Change party presidential candidate Patrick Amuriat was also arrested and later freed. These arrests, especially Kya...
Jake Scott, former Miami Dolphins star and Super Bowl MVP, dies at 75
Jake Scott, the ball-hawking safety who was MVP of the Super Bowl that capped the 1972 Miami Dolphins’ perfect season and later was jettisoned after multiple disagreements with coach Don Shula, died on Thursday in Atlanta. He was 75.Scott, who was born in Greenwood, South Carolina, and lived primarily in Hawaii since 1982, was visiting friends in Georgia and had been hospitalized after injuring his head in a fall about a week ago, former teammate Dick Anderson said.“He was a great teammate and a great player,” said Anderson, who owned a Colorado ranch with Scott during parts of the five years ...
Fauci says Pfizer, Moderna Covid vaccine data is 'solid'
Washington (AFP) - The United States' top infectious disease official said Thursday that two coronavirus vaccines being tested were "solid," and that the speed at which they were developed has not compromised safety or integrity.Anthony Fauci spoke at a rare briefing from the White House virus task force to reassure some public concerns about the two vaccines -- one from Pfizer/BioNTech and the other by Moderna -- after both companies announced successful trials."The process of the speed did not compromise at all safety nor did it compromise scientific integrity. It was a reflection of the ext...
Gripes over food tests disregard safety of public
Frozen shrimp Photo:VCGSome food-exporting countries are increasingly dissatisfied with China's tighter scrutiny and testing of imported frozen products for coronavirus, according to media reports.In a World Trade Organization meeting earlier this month, Canada called China's practice of testing imported foods and rejecting products that test positive for COVID-19 "unjustified trade restrictions" and urged it to stop, a recent Reuters report said, citing an anonymous Geneva-based trade official.Considering the rapid growth in China's food imports from various markets over the years, such rumbl...