Study indicates that Americans respond to COVID-19 differently based on their socioeconomic and demographic status
Social distancing and mask wearing is extremely common in the United States. But younger people, white people, men, and those with lower incomes are less likely than their counterparts to engage in measures that mitigate the spread of the novel coronavirus known as severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), according to new research published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health.“In a situation like the current pandemic, where you have no vaccine and the virus is spreading quickly, the health behaviors of the public become your greatest as...
As journalists are made to leave, Hong Kong’s global status will suffer
The ongoing journalists’ visa war between the United States and China shows no sign of abating. Rather than easing, it seems headed towards its end game.It began back in February when the US State Department ordered five Chinese news outlets to register as foreign entities and forced them to reduce their staff by roughly 40 percent. Beijing promptly expelled three journalists from the Wall Street Journal, using an op-ed published by the Journal as an excuse even though the journalists had nothing to do with the piece.Since then, the situation has further spiralled downwards, with both sides we...
Hong Kong Free Press
US pushing to make Qatar a non-NATO ally
The United States is working to nameQataras a major non-NATOally, a status that allows foreign nations with benefits in defence trade and security cooperation, a senior US official announced on Thursday."We're going to move ahead, we hope, with designating Qatar a major non-NATO ally," Timothy Lenderking, the US deputy assistant secretary of state for Arabian Gulf affairs, said in a conference call with reporters..Top American and Qatari officials, including US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani, met in Washington earlier this we...
UN: Status of Jerusalem should be ‘decided’ by Israel, Palestinians
Stéphane Dujarric, spokesman for the UN Secretary-General, said on Monday that the status of the city of Jerusalem should be “decided” by Israel and the Palestinians.Answering a question during his daily briefing, Dujarric said: “What is clear for us and for the Secretary‑General is that the status of Jerusalem is one that should be negotiated between the parties [Israel and Palestinians].”When asked about the countries moving their embassies to Jerusalem, he reiterated: “As for the status of Jerusalem, the Secretary‑General believes that it’s an issue that should be decided by the parties.”“A...
The Middle East Monitor
President urges industry to reclaim ‘Ceylon Tea’ status globally | Daily FT
President Gotabaya Rajapaksa Reviews number of proposals, says holistic approach needed to develop tea industryMulls hand-over of loss-making plantation companies to tea smallholders as pilot projectBasil highlights need to provide relief to tea growers to engage in self-employment until tea plants reach yielding stage Experts stress on prioritising research and development, pursuing new marketsPresident Gotabaya Rajapaksa called on stakeholders to reclaim the status enjoyed by ‘Ceylon Tea’ in the global market, while identifying the factors contributed to its downfall in recent years.He made ...
Daily Financial Times
Swedish regulator revokes SMP status of three firms
9 Sep 2020The Swedish Post and Telecom Agency (Post & Telestyrelsen, PTS) has repealed decisions relating to significant market power (SMP) for three companies which it says no longer fall under the regulations for the fixed termination market. Devicom, DGC and Voice Integrate Nordic have now had their SMP status removed.© 2002-2020 PriMetrica, Inc. All Rights Reserved.Provided by SyndiGate Media Inc.
Abiru lists Lagos special status, Ikorodu-Sagamu road as top agenda
Tokunbo Abiru, immediate past group managing director of Polaris Bank, yesterday promised that he would focus on the actualisation of special status for Lagos State when eventually elected senator representing Lagos East senatorial district on October 31.Abiru, a former Commissioner for Finance in Lagos State, also pledged that he would prioritise the completion of Lagos-Ibadan expressway and the reconstruction of Ikorodu-Sagamu road and Ikorodu-Epe-Ijebu-Ode highway when he assumes offices in November.The former bank chief made these pledges when the Chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC...
Oi accepts joint bid from rivals; trio granted ‘stalking horse’ status
8 Sep 2020Financially stricken Brazilian telco Oi has informed its shareholders that it has completed negotiations with rivals Telefonica Brasil (Vivo), Claro Brasil and TIM Brasil, and accepted the revised BRL16.5 billion (USD3.1 billion) joint offer tendered by the three companies. As a result, the three bidders have been granted ‘stalking horse’ status, which allows them to make a higher offer than any subsequent bids that emerge during the competitive bidding process. Oi notes that this bid must be at least 1% higher than the sum of the cash offer and the net present value (NPV) of the lon...
Conflicting reports over status of Czechs' game with Scotland
Scotland are waiting from confirmation from UEFA on the status of Monday's Nations League game in the Czech Republic after reports said the European governing body wanted the match to be played despite the hosts saying it was off because of coronavirus.Czech Republic top B2 after beating Slovakia 3-1 on Friday but issued a statement saying: "The national team will not play against Scotland on Monday due to...the current situation with Covid-19."Patrik Schick and Tomas Soucek missed the game with neighbours Slovakia because they had to go into preventative quarantine.Both players tested negativ...
‘We won’t abandon struggle for special status for Lagos’
House of Representatives member Jide Jimoh (Lagos Mainland) on Wednesday said Federal legislators from Lagos State have not abandoned the struggle for Special Economic Assistance to the Centre of Excellence.He said the bill on special status has been sponsored by Babajimi Benson from Ikorodu Constituency.Jimoh spoke with reporters in Lagos on his legislative activities and other national issues.He passed a vote of confidence on himself for sponsoring 10 bills that have passed through the first reading.On the quest for special status, he said: “The Bill on special Status for Lagos has gone thro...