Christ Hospital doctor dies from coronavirus
A CarePoint Health physician who worked at Christ Hospital has died from complications of the coronavirus, hospital officials said Wednesday.Dr. Leo Dela Cruz died at Holy Name Hospital Wednesday morning, CarePoint Health spokesman Eric Bloom said.“It is with a great deal of sadness and heavy heart that we share with you the news of the passing of our beloved attending physician, Dr. Leo DeLaCruz,” Dr. Tucker Woods and Marie Duffy said in a statement.“Once you met Dr. Dela Cruz, you would never forget him because of his kind, gentle and fun personality,” the statement continued. “He was a good...
Japanese aluminum maker UACJ pulling out of car parts JV in Indonesia
JAKARTA, NNA – Japanese aluminum maker UACJ Corp. will withdraw from a car parts manufacturing joint venture in Indonesia as part of its restructuring plan.The Tokyo-based firm has decided to sell its 55 percent holding shares in PT UACJ-Indal Aluminum to PT Indal Investindo, the JV partner, at the end of June, it said in a statement on Monday.The Indonesian venture, established in 1998, produces extruded aluminum products for automotive heat exchangers at a plant in the East Java Province. It employs about 186 workers, as of the end of last year, the statement said.The local partner holds a 4...
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Yahaya Bello sacks VC, Rector
Gov Yahaya Bello of Kogi StateKogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello has sacked the Vice Chancellor of the Kogi State University, Ayangba, Prof Mohammed Abdulkadir.A statement by the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Dr Folasade Ayoade in Lokoja on Tuesday, also announced the removal of Prof. Mohammed Atureta as the Rector of the Kogi State Polytechnic, Lokoja.Both Abdulkadir and Atureta had earlier in February been placed on indefinite suspension for ignoring the governor’s directive on Single Treasury Account (TSA).It further said that the governor had approved the appointment of Prof. Mar...
UAAP Season 82 cancelled
John Bryan Ulanday(The Philippine Star) – April 8, 2020 – 12:00amMANILA, Philippines — The UAAP has called off the remaining events of Season 82 following the extension of the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) in the entire Luzon until April 30.In a statement that was released last night, the UAAP said its “resumption can no longer be met” as it races against time due to the global COVID-19 pandemic.“With the enhanced community quarantine having been extended, the conditions for the resumption of UAAP Season 82 can no longer be met. As such it is now deemed cancelled,” said the UAAP in a res...
Azerbaijani ATMs not to charge interests from social payments
By TrendThe Ministry of Labor and Social Protection of the Population, the Central Bank of Azerbaijan and the “Azerbaijan Banks Association” Public Union made a joint statement, Trendreports.No additional interests will be charged from social payments such as pensions, benefits, scholarships, compensations, targeted assistance received at any bank, ATM or post terminal of Azerpost LLC of the Ministry of Transport, Communications and High Technologies during the special quarantine regime in Azerbaijan, the statement said.The statement also noted that in case of any questions, citizens can conta...
Coronavirus: Ogun muslims declare three days fasting
CoronavirusThe League of Imams and Alfas in Ogun State (Rabitah) have declared three days fasting over the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic disease.In a statement by the secretary-general of the association, Alh. Tajudeen Adewunmi urged the Muslims to use the month of Sha’ban to get closer to Allah.Adewunmi in the statement further charged the Muslims to use the white days which is the thirteenth, fourteenth and fifteenth of Sha’ban to seek Allah’s forgiveness on behalf of the whole world.The Muslim leaders insisted that coronavirus is a creature of Allah and its powers cannot be compared ...
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson admitted to hospital for tests
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, diagnosed last month with coronavirus infection, has been admitted to the hospital “for tests,” a statement from his office said Sunday.“On the advice of his doctor, the Prime Minister has tonight been admitted to the hospital for tests,” a statement from the government said. “This is a precautionary step, as the Prime Minister continues to have persistent symptoms of coronavirus 10 days after testing positive for the virus.”The 55-year-old head of the British government has been quarantined in his Downing St. residence since being diagnosed with COVID-19 ...
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Buhari hails veteran journalist, Yakubu Mohammed at 70
Yakubu MohammedPresident Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated veteran journalist and founding Director of Newswatch, Yakubu Mohammed, on his 70th birthday.Buhari in a statement by Mr Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser to President on Media and Publicity, in Abuja on Sunday, joined Nigeria’s media industry in praying for abiding good health and strength for the media marshal.According to the statement, the president felicitated with Mohammed, his family, professional and political associates on the landmark age.President Buhari commended Yakubu for his courage and dedication to the country, ”somet...
Falkland Islands confirm first coronavirus case
London (AFP) - The Falklands Islands government has confirmed the territory's first case of the new coronavirus.A patient tested positive after being admitted to hospital with symptoms on March 31, according to a statement released on Friday that said they were in isolation and in "stable condition".Located in the southern Atlantic Ocean, the British overseas territory had been among a dwindling number of remote places that have reported no COVID-19 cases during the pandemic.Health authorities in the Falklands -- home to 3,400 people -- have been sending samples to the UK for testing, the stat...
Does Iran control four Arab capitals?
An Iranian cleric once uttered in a reckless statement that Iran controls four Arab capitals, namely: Beirut, Damascus, Sanaa and Baghdad. Many anti-Iran parties held debates on this statement, considering it a reality, and began to warn the world about Iran’s emerging power and future hegemony over the Arab region. I even heard one famous Islamic writer extending an entire political and doctrinal approach on the cleric’s statement.I wondered about the kind of information on which this mullah based his statement, indicating his political ignorance. I started further examining the political con...
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