Kevin Hart speaks out in support of Ellen DeGeneres
Kevin Hart has hailed Ellen DeGeneres as "one of the dopest people on the planet" following the allegations against her talk show.Producers of 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show' have been accused of creating a "toxic work environment" by several former employees, as well as sexual misconduct claims being placed against two of the show's top executives.Whilst Ellen was not accused of any wrongdoing in the allegations, she sent a letter of apology to her staff last week, which caused backlash.Hart has now posted a social media tribute to his friend, whom he insists has always treated him "with love and ...
World offers support, condolences to Lebanon after devastating blasts
Close alliesand traditional adversaries ofLebanonpaid tribute on Tuesday to the victims of massive and deadly twin blasts in Beirut, as condolences and offers of help poured in.Lebanon's Prime Minister Hassan Diab called on "friendly countries" to support the country already reeling from its worst economic crisis in decades as well as the coronavirus pandemic.Gulf nations were among the first to react, with Qatar promising to send field hospitals to support the medical response.Qatar's ruler Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani wished "a speedy recovery for the injured," while the United Arab ...
Katy Perry speaks out in support of Ellen DeGeneres
Katy Perry has publicly defended Ellen DeGeneres in the wake of allegations made about behaviour backstage on her talk show.Producers of 'The Ellen Degeneres Show' have been accused of creating a "toxic work environment" by several former employees, as well as sexual misconduct claims being placed against two of the show's top executives.Whilst Ellen, was not accused of any wrongdoing in the allegations, she sent a letter of apology to her staff last week, which caused backlash.
Residents thank central government for support
By KATHY ZHANG in Hong Kong | CHINA DAILY | Updated: 2020-08-03 07:15Hong Kong residents expressed gratitude on Sunday for the central government's assistance in setting up the city's first makeshift hospital, saying the help is timely and demonstrates the central government's sincere care for the city.The makeshift hospital, built with the help of mainland experts inside the AsiaWorld-Expo, near the airport, opened on Saturday. It has 500 beds and could accommodate a maximum of 2,000 patients in the future.The hospital has 31 lavatories, six mobile showers and two public lounges with sofas, t...
Fairmont Nile City Hotel offers support over gang rape incident
The Fairmont Nile City Hotel’s administration on Saturday offered its support to investigations regarding a gang rape that allegedly occurred in one of its rooms during a private party in 2014.The hashtag #Fairmontcrime, now trending on Twitter in Egypt, features testimonies claiming that eight young men raped a young woman after giving her GHB (gamma-hydroxybutyrate, also known as the date-rape drug).The perpetrators also allegedly filmed the gang rape, after which they each signed their name on the victim’s body and then used the video to blackmail her.The hotel’s administration assured that...
Tunisia’s Foreign Ministry renews support for Sarraj government
The Tunisian Foreign Ministry on Wednesday reaffirmed its country’s continued support for the internationally-recognised Government of National Accord (GNA), headed by Fayez Al-Sarraj.This came during a telephone conversation between the Libyan Foreign Minister Mohamed Taher Siala and his Tunisian counterpart Salma Al-Niefer, according to a statement issued by the Libyan Foreign Ministry. During the phone call, the Libyan minister reviewed the latest developments of the Libyan file.The statement noted that the Tunisian minister confirmed her country’s continued support for the GNA.Al-Neifer ex...
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Winning public support for road tolling policy
Although the development of road infrastructure in many countries has and continues to be funded through collection of tolls, tolling of roads generally remains unpopular with the public and forms part of an ongoing political and public debate around the world.On a global level, the myriad of complaints against tolling ranges from delays and excessive traffic associated with some toll collection systems, to deprivation of property.Back home, tolls were first introduced for road maintenance in the 1980s and abolished in 1994 in favour of the fuel levy. The legislation providing for imposition o...
Decision to scale down Hajj wins support among Muslims
JEDDAH: The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has forced the postponement or cancellation of countless events and activities around the globe, causing great disappointment for many people.Among them are hundreds of thousands of Muslims who, after saving and planning for years, will miss out on what is for many the once-in-a-lifetime experience of performing Hajj.The Saudi Ministry of Hajj and Umrah announced in June that it is severely limiting the number of pilgrims this year to preserve global public health in the face of the ongoing coronavirus threat.The move prompted the governments of Musl...
Women gather across Turkey in support of anti-violence treaty
Women across Turkey gathered on Sunday in support of a landmark treaty on combating violence against women as fears grow over Ankara's possible withdrawal from the agreement.The demonstrations are part of the rising anger in Turkey at the growing number of women killed, including the murder of university student Pinar Gultekin this month.There is speculation Turkey could withdraw from the Istanbul Convention that Ankara ratified in 2012, which is the world's first binding instrument to prevent and combat violence against women, from marital rape to female genital mutilation.The ruling party's ...
Cairo calls for Beijing to help stop Turkey support for UN-backed Libya government
Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry called on China to help stop Turkish support for the UN-backed Libyan government based in Tripoli, news agencies reported on Friday.During a phone call with the Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, Shoukry discussed the latest developments in Libya, Egyptian Al-Ahram reported.Shoukry spoke about the committed Egyptian position in its stance on Libya, above all, preserving the country’s unity and security through working to reach a political solution to the conflict, and to help establish the country’s national institutions.He also stressed on the importance...
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