Photos: Fire and Protests in the Twin Cities
A third day of protests took place yesterday in Minneapolis and St. Paul, over the death of George Floyd, a black man who died in police custody in Minneapolis, after an officer kneeled on his neck and ignored his pleas that he couldn’t breathe.
Sydney’s Only Drive-in Cinema Has Reopened – and It’s Screening Some Absolute Bangers
Enjoy films such as Grease, The Goonies, Frozen 2 and Joker from the comfort of your own car.
Tasting Australia Will Not Go Ahead in 2020
Originally shelved until October, the state’s biggest food and drink festival will now return in autumn 2021.
Business as Unusual: Inside The First 10 Days of Hospitality’s Reopening in WA
“Although we’re anxious about what’s going on, we are grateful for what we have.”
On June 1, Coronavirus Restrictions in NSW Will Ease Even More – Here’s What You Need to Know
Not only will you be able to holiday within the state (good news: the ski season officially begins on June 22), you’ll also have an even greater chance of scoring a table at your favourite restaurant.
Western Australia’s Restaurants, Bars and Pubs Can Serve Up to 100 Patrons From June 6
Galleries, museums, theatres, auditoriums, cinemas and concert venues will also be allowed to reopen as part of the state government's roadmap to easing restrictions.
Wine Aid Aims to Keep Chefs in Work and Wineries in Business One Case of Vino at a Time
And the reward for buying a mystery box of organic wine? It’ll get an out-of-work hospo worker a square meal.
Coronavirus Impact: GDP growth lowest in 11 years
India's gross domestic product (GDP) grew at 3.1 per cent in the final quarter of financial year 2019-20, lowest in 44 quarters, according to the government data released on Friday. Overall growth for FY20 slumped to 4.2 per cent - lowest since FY09 when
Trump signs an executive order about social media platforms
Days after Twitter added 'fact check' to two of US President Donald Trump tweets, calling them 'potentially misleading', the latter has signed an executive order about social media platforms. The order is aimed at limiting the broad legal protections enjo
Railways extends advance reservation period; No travel fare for migrants
Indian Railways has taken the decision to extend the advance reservation period (ARP) from 30 days to 120 days for its special Rajdhani trains as well as the Mail Express trains that will commence services June 1 onwards.
Punjab CM seeks cash transfer for poor people
Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh on Thursday demanded that the Centre give Rs 10,000 to the poor and provide financial assistance to small and medium enterprises to resume operation. In a video message as part of the Congress party's ''Speak Up India'' campaign, the CM said, "We want the
COVID-19 tally in Dharavi goes up to 1,715 with 41 new cases
The tally of COVID-19 cases in Dharavi, Mumbai's largest slum, rose to 1,715 on Friday after 41 more people tested positive for the infection, an official of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said. No new death was reported in Dharavi, due to which the toll remained unchanged at 70, the
Cong leaders demand Rs 10,000 for poor
On the call given by the Congress president Sonia Gandhi and former party president Rahul Gandhi under the ‘Speak up India’ programme large number of Congressmen went live on Thursday on various social media platforms and raised many issues. The Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) president
Event ‘Love U Kishore Da’ organised online by Navankur Musical Group
The hit tracks of the legendry singer Kishore Kumar were performed here on Thursday which was much enjoyed by the Kishore Kumar fans. The event 'Love U Kishore Da' was organised online by Navankur Musical Group. The Bhopalites witnessed every colour of Kishore Kumar’s charm at the musical
Gautam Buddh Nagar reports sixth COVID-19 death, 9 new cases
A 90-year-old man who had tested positive for COVID-19 died in Uttar Pradesh's Gautam Buddh Nagar, becoming the sixth coronavirus-linked fatality here, officials said on Friday. A resident of Noida Sector 40, the man was admitted to the Sharda Hospital, a dedicated private COVID-19 facility, on
KU gets new VC, promises to improve employability of students
The new vice chancellor of Kolhan University Gangadhar Panda has said that he will work to ensure employability of tribal students. On the first day in his office on Thursday, he shared his plans with his colleagues. Governor of Jharkhand Droupadi Murmu who's also the chancellor of universities in
Surat returnee dies in home quarantine
A Surat returnee of Tarsole village in the Betnoti area of Mayurbhanj district died while being under home quarantine on Thursday. The deceased was identified as Paresh Chandra Mohanta of Tarasole village in Betnoti area of the district. According to information, Mohanta was put under seven
Govt issues advisory to deal with locust attack
In order to deal with possible locust attack, the Delhi Government has issued advisory asking authorities to spray insecticides and pesticides on crops, vegetation, gardens and orchards. Cabinet Minister Gopal Rai on Thursday said that in view of the increasing threat of locusts in north India,
Sonalika Tractors introduces intelligent ventilator systems to support Covid patients
Country's one of the leading tractor manufacturer and known for its technology specialisation, Sonalika Tractors has introduced intelligent Ventilator Systems for manufacturing ventilators to support the patients affected from the global contagion coronavirus. The company has specially designed
IIT BBS serves stranded migrants
The IIT Bhubaneswar upon the initiative of Director, IIT Bhubaneswar Prof RV Raja Kumar, served 1,008 packets of cooked and packed food to stranded migrant workers. Besides, water bottles were provided by the Unnat Bharat Abhiyan (UBA)of the Ministry of HRD. This apart, 2022 migrant workers
Art Therapy Workshop starts today on Art and Beyond FB Live Page
An online Art Therapy Workshop will be organised on Friday on Art and Beyond Facebook Live Page. Organised by Art Design Teacher's Forum Art and Beyond, an learning initiative, the workshop will be conducted by expert Hritika Bhagat. She hails from Bangalore and is conducting art therapy from
More flights to bring labourers home: CM Soren
After an Air Asia flight brought home 180 migrant labourers home from Mumbai to Ranchi on Thursday, Chief Minister Hemant Soren said that if needed, more flights will be used to bring back migrant labourers. The CM had written to the Centre and the Home Minister seeking permission for chartered
CM launches Mukhyamantri Swarozgar Yojana in State
Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat inaugurated the Mukhyamantri Swarozgar Yojana here on Thursday. He directed the officials to ensure that information about this scheme reaches every village so that the youth can benefit from it. The scheme should be publicised widely through public
Priest beheads man at temple in Cuttack dist
A priest allegedly killed a man by beheading him at a temple near Bandhahuda under the Narasinghpur police station in Cuttack district on Wednesday night. Later, accused Sansari Ojha (72), priest of Brahmani Dei Temple, surrendered to police following the incident. Reports said an argument
Thousands of migrants unsure of leaving Doon as work resumes
A large number of migrants have refused to return to their native States as various works have resumed in the district. The Dehradun chief development officer (CDO) Nitika Khandelwal who is currently supervising the operation of sending thousands of migrants home in different states through trains
Markaz case: Police file 12 chargesheets against 541 foreigners
The Delhi Police on Thursday filed 12 chargesheets in a Delhi court against 541 foreign nationals from three countries for attending Markaz at Nizamuddin in national capital by violating visa conditions, indulging in missionary activities illegally and violating Government guidelines, issued in the
Nine new COVID-19 cases in Himachal Pradesh, tally 291
Nine more people tested positive for COVID-19 in Himachal Pradesh on Friday, taking the number of coronavirus cases in the state to 291, officials said. Of the fresh cases, five were reported from Hamirpur and four from Kangra, they said, adding that all of them had recently returned from other
Sambit hospitalised with corona symptoms New Delhi: BJP national spokesperson Sambit Patra has been admitted to the Medanta Hospital in Gurgaon after he showed symptoms of Covid-19, sources said on Thursday. Teacher leader Nageshwar Rao passes away Bhubaneswar: Noted teacher leader S Nageshwar
Phygital is the way forward’
Balbir Singh Dhillon, Audi India’s head, hopes that the sales will bounce back in the country powered by the YOLO mentality of customers As the country limps back to a sense of normalcy, I spoke with Balbir Singh Dhillon, Audi India’s boss about how he believes the luxury car market in India
Instructions issued for 20-21 grant to MP’s urban bodies
The Tied Grant will be distributed to the cities with a population more than one million on the basis of the performance standard set by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs and the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, as recommended by the 15th Finance Commission. The basic
Punjab Opp parties oppose move to hike fee in medical colleges
A day after Punjab Cabinet decided to increase the fees in the States medical colleges, both private and Government, the opposition parties have opposed the move. State’s principal opposition party, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), has accused the Government of buckling under pressure of the “medical
Half dozen hurt after 2 groups clash while playing cards
Over half a dozen people were injured after two groups clashed while playing cards at Sudama Nagar under Kamla Nagar police station area late in the night on Wednesday; two persons have sustained severe injuries in the clash. Panic prevailed late in the night at Sudama Nagar after Alok Manohar was
2,211 Maha police personnel found COVID-19 positive; 25 dead
At least 2,211 police personnel in Maharashtra have tested coronavirus positive so far, of whom 25 have lost their lives due to the infection, an official said on Friday. Of the total number of police personnel who succumbed to the infection, 16 are from Mumbai. Three others are from Nashik rural,
Delhi's COVID death toll jumps to 82 in last 24 hours
Delhi's COVID-19 death tally has jumped by 82 in the last 24 hours, due to inclusion of 69 deaths that were reported late, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said on Saturday. He said 13 deaths occurred on Friday while the remaining 69 took place in the last 34 days and were reported late. The
5 Covid patients discharged after treatment at BGH
Five Corona-positive patients, whose reports came out negative were discharged from Bokaro General Hospital on Wdnesday. On the direction of Deputy Commissioner Mukesh Kumar, the district administration officials, Civil Surgeon Dr. Ashok Kumar Pathak and the doctors and officials of BGH bid
French carmaker Renault announces 15,000 job cuts worldwide
Struggling French carmaker Renault on Friday announced 15,000 job cuts worldwide as part of a 2 billion-euro cost-cutting plan over three years. Renault said on Friday that nearly 4,600 jobs will be cut in France in addition to more than 10,000 in the rest of the world. The group's global
Covid-19: 29 new patients detected
Twenty-nine fresh coronavirus positive cases were reported across Chhattisgarh on Thursday, health officials said. Mungeli district was the hotspot with 11 cases. Likewise, there were eight cases in Jashpur, four in Bilaspur, three in Kanker, two in Raigarh and one in Korea district, Dr
Delhi COVID-19 death count 398; record spike of 1,106 more cases takes tally to over 17,000
Delhi's COVID-19 death toll has mounted to 398 with 82 fatalities that took place in the last one month being reported on Friday, as the city's total tally jumped to over 17,000, authorities said. Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia and Heath minister Satyendar Jain in a virtual joint press
Menstrual hygiene campaign launched
With an aim to create awareness about menstrual hygiene with the help of civil society organisations, Department of Women and Child and Delhi Commission for Protection of Child Rights (DCPCR) launched “Menstrual Hygiene Campaign” on Thursday on the occasion of ‘Menstrual Hygiene
HC OK’s shifting of 955 foreign Tablighis from quarantine centres to alternate accommodation
The Delhi High Court Thursday allowed shifting of 955 foreign nationals, who had participated in the religious congregation at Nizamuddin Markaz event, from institutional quarantine to an alternate place of accommodation. A bench of Justices Vipin Sanghi and Rajnish Bhatnagar, which conducted the
MCD unlikely to resume property tax collection from June 1
The Municipal Corporation of Dehradun (MCD) will not resume property tax collection from June 1. The tax section of the corporation was closed for the public since the middle of March due to Covid-19 pandemic due to which many property tax payers of the city have not submitted their property
Octogenarian stays hungry with mentally-challanged son, daughter
At the twilight of age, when parents want their children would take care of them, an octogenarian person, here, was forced to shoulder the burden of his family members as his two children were insane. Nrusingha Charan Behera of Ekalapur village under Kansar BadadaunduaGP of Mahakalapada
24 more test positive for COVID-19 in Assam, total count 880
As many as 24 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Assam, taking the total number of such cases in the state to 880, Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said. Of the 24, 11 are from Goalpara, three each from Nalbari and Tinsukia, two from Dibrugarh and one each from Kamrup, Nagaon, Karbi
18 new Covid containment zones in G’gram
The number of containment zones in the district has increased to 63 from 45 on Thursday with new additions in the Gurugram district. The district administration added 18 areas in the district to the revised list of containment zones, while Dev Jewellery Shop, Ashok Vihar, Nandi Dham, Chhotu Ram
Himachal Cong seeks probe by sitting HC judge
A day after Himachal Pradesh BJP president Rajeev Bindal resigned over his alleged role in a health scam, the State Congress on Thursday reiterated its demand of entrusting a probe into the scandal to a sitting High Court judge. Meanwhile, Bindal, in a 5 minute-long video statement, claimed that
No total lockdown on this weekend
There will be no total lockdown in Chhattisgarh in the coming, last weekend of May, the government has decided, while announcing more freedom for shops and businesses and detailed guidelines to improve the quality of life in its quarantine camps. This follows a high-level meeting chaired by Chief
International Sanskrit webinar held
Haryana Sanskrit Academy organized a one-day International Sanskrit webinar on 'Conservation of Sanskrit Culture and Health'. Renowned Sanskrit scholars and researchers from across the country and abroad participated in the event. Academy Director Dr Someshwar Dutt Sharma said, Sanskrit language is
Father, son cook kidnapping theory, police find it fake
A father and his son cooked up a kidnapping theory only to find themselves in hot waters. Palamu police not only found kidnapping theory a fake one but poorly drawn conspiratorial move of father & son. SP Palamu Ajay Linda said this bizarre case of cooked up kidnapping was floated in village
Apathy to farmers: AIKSSS sends memo to PM
The All India Kissan Sangharsa Samanway Samiti (AIKSSS),Odisha unit, sent a memorandum to the Prime Minister of India on continued neglect to farmers’ problems and expressing dissatisfaction over the relief packages by the Government. The Samiti demanded ‘Sampoorna Karjamukti’ (full
Girl ostracised for sex slur against Sarpanch
A poor girl of Sundargarh district, who had lodged a complaint in Talsara police station against the local Sarpanch for asking her to keep physical relationship with her on the pretext of giving job to her brother, has been reportedly ostracised by the villagers. The BDO of Balishankara block will
7 pangolin smugglers held in S’pur
Forest officials busted a racket of pangolin (Bajrakapta) smugglers by arresting seven persons, including former Sarapanch Jadumani Patra (40) of Goudpada GP, at Redhakhole on Wednesday. The arrested were identified as Sushil Sethi, Laxman Sethi, Sriram Sabar, Sira Sabar, Khiju Sabar and Nepal
Provide biscuits, water to Shramik trains: Baghel
Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel wants biscuits and water pouches to be provided to migrant labourers when Shramik special trains carrying them stop at railway stations in Chhattisgarh. The Chief Minister has given instructions to this effect to the District Collectors of Raipur, Bilaspur,
JEE, NEET admit card 15 days before tests
The admit card for the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main 2020 and National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) UG-2020 will be released 15 days before the tests. An official notice was released by National Testing Agency (NTA). After a long wait of two months, the final dates of Joint
Over 36,000 migrant workers return home from UT so far
As many as 36,243 migrant workers have returned to their home towns through special shramik trains from Chandigarh so far. Two trains accommodating 3102 migrant workers left Chandigarh Railway Station on Thursday for Uttar Pradesh and Bihar. A special shramik train for Chapra, Hajipur,
Man arrested for rash driving
A 20-year-old man was arrested for allegedly driving rashly and misbehaving and threatening a couple after ramming his car into theirs in Delhi’s Connaught Place. The driver of the offending vehicle has been identified as Piyush, a resident of Defence Colony. Police has also recovered the car
Goa CM bats for lockdown extension; wants malls, gyms to open
Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Friday said the current phase of lockdown, slated to end on May 31, should be extended till June 15 considering the overall COVID-19 scenario in the country, where the case count has crossed the 1.6 lakh-mark. Sawant, who spoke to Union Home Minister Amit Shah
Bengal minister tests positive for COVID-19
A minister in West Bengal has tested positive for COVID-19, making it the first such case in the Mamata Banerjee-led state cabinet, a well-placed source in the government said on Friday. State Fire Services minister Sujit Bose has been advised to undergo home quarantine after his test results came
Jogi suffers cardiac arrest, condition deteriorates further
Former Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Ajit Jogi's health deteriorated on late Wednesday night after he suffered a major cardiac arrest. Dr Sunil Khemka, Director of the private hospital where Jogi is admitted, said in a medical bulletin that the doctors
22 junior doctors resign in MEKAHARA
Amid the coronavirus pandemic, 22 junior doctors of Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar Memorial Medical College Hospital in Raipur, the biggest government hospital in Chhattisgarh, have resigned. Money seems to be a major issue. Dr Bhagwati Verma, the Junior Doctors Association President, said: “These doctors
Maha: 2,682 new coronavirus cases, 116 deaths, 8,381 recover
Maharashtra recorded 2,682 new Coronavirus cases and 116 deaths on Friday, but in good news, 8,381 COVID-19 patients -- highest in one day so far -- were discharged from hospitals in the state. It took the total number of cases in the state to 62,228, death toll due to the pandemic so far to 2,098
US to announce "certain decisions" on China on Friday: Trump
The US would announce "certain decisions" on China on Friday, President Donald Trump has said as he emphasised that Beijing should have stopped the coronavirus at the source. Led by the US, several countries in the world have blamed China for the spread of coronavirus and its failure to provide
Pankaj Vatsal nominated in IIAB Mgmt panel Media Incharge of Birsa agricultural University (BAU) and social activist Pankaj Vatsal has been nominated as a member of 7-member institute management committee (IMC) of Indian Institute of Agricultural Biotechnology, IIAB (deemed university), Ranchi by
CUO to start 7 new programmes
The Central University of Odisha (CUO) is planning to start seven new inter-disciplinary courses, namely Life Sciences, Physics, Chemistry, Social Work, Psychology, Political Science and Public Administration and Public Health in the next academic year 2021. The proposal to start these new
Rural public to get ownership of own plot
Now the rural public can enjoy the ownership of their own plot. The villagers will get the records of their rights after the survey of the rural settlements in the State. Property registers will also be prepared at the panchayat level from the database prepared under the scheme for the benefit of
84 new cases take Indore COVID-19 tally to 3,344; 4 more die
With 84 more persons found infected with coronavirus in Indore district of Madhya Pradeh, the tally went up to 3,344 on Friday, while four patients succumbed to the disease, officials said. The fresh cases in Indore, one of the worst affected districts by the pandemic in the country, were reported
COVID-19: India now ninth-worst hit country in world with 1,65,799 cases
New Delhi, May 29 (PTI) The death toll due to COVID-19 rose to 4,706 in the country, while the number of cases climbed to 1,65,799, registering an increase of 175 deaths and a record jump of 7,466 cases since Thursday 8 am, the Union Health Ministry said. The number of active COVID-19 cases stood
45-yr-old woman beaten to death by husband over ‘illicit relationship’
Suspecting illicit relationship, a 45-year-old woman was beaten to death by her husband at Latifpura village under Berasia police station area on Wednesday. Police said that Babulal, husband of the deceased Usha Bai, found her at Suresh’s house on Wednesday and started fighting with his wife,
Trump says he likes 'great gentleman' PM Modi
Reflecting upon his love and affection for India and the good rapport he has with its leader, US President Donald Trump has said that he likes Prime Minister Narendra Modi and termed him a "great gentleman". Prime Minister Modi is one of the few world leaders, including Prime Minister Shinzo Abe
DW&SD Minister launches menstrual hygiene drive
Minister for drinking water & sanitation department Mithilesh Kumar Thakur on Thursday stressed on the need of spreading right information and awareness on women menstrual hygiene. The minister was speaking on the occasion of month-long digital awareness campaign to promote better health for
Disastrous decade for data
The challenges for data posed by the pandemic, CAA-NPR-NRC and the reluctance of the Government to release official figures need to be tackled urgently Owing to the lockdown necessitated by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Centre has deferred the National Population Register (NPR) updation exercise and
180 stranded migrants return home in chartered flight
Jharkhand on Thursday became the first Indian State to bring stranded labourers home in a chartered flight during the ongoing lockdown, a press communique from the Chief Minister's Office (CMO) said. About 180 migrant workers, stranded in Maharashtra during the lockdown, were flown to Ranchi in an
NDMC seals its office after 4 test corona positive
Days after four employees of New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC), the civic body has sealed the entire building on Thursday and directed all the officers and employees to work from home for next two day and be available on mobile and email all the times. In view of the employees working in
Markets to remain open from 7 AM to 7 PM from today
To encourage commercial activities, markets will be allowed to remain open in the state from 7 AM to 7 PM from today. Till now, the market was being allowed to open from 7 AM to 4 PM. This decision and other directions to ensure proper facilities in quarantine centres were issued by the chief
Hry Speaker serves notice to SP, MC Joint Commissioner for not picking up calls of MLAs
Taking serious note of the complaints of Haryana MLAs that Government officers did not pick up their phone calls, State Vidhan Sabha Speaker Gian Chand Gupta on Thursday sought an explanation from Sonepat Municipal Corporation Joint Commissioner Shambhu Rathi and Rewari SP Nazneen Bhasin. In two
One more test positive for COVID-19 in Meghalaya
A person who recently returned to Meghalaya from Haryana has tested positive for COVID-19, raising the number of active cases in the state to eight, Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma said. All information about the patient, including his age and gender, have been withheld to protect privacy, a health
‘True Nat' sample testing technique to increase capacity
In view of the increasing load of the samples at the existing testing facilities, the state health department has decided to start district level screening and testing facility. The mission director (MD) of National Health Mission (NHM),Yugal Kishore Pant, said that ‘True Nat’ sample testing
Bansal terms Modi-2.0 anniversary big zero; launches ‘zero hour’
Former Union Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal while launching a social media program called "zero hour", termed the first year of Modi-2.0 government as a big zero. Bansal said, the work of the government seems limited to just two slogans -‘ache din’ and ‘atamnirbhar’- while the people
Saving lives and livelihoods
The question of livelihood is getting desperate. The cure today is proving more expensive than the pandemic A housing society with nearly 3,000 families in Greater Noida was sealed this week due to a family being found Covid-positive. These families, most of them first-time flat owners,
2 youth die after their bike was hit from wrong side by truck
Two youth died after the bike they were riding was hit head on by a speeding truck coming from wrong side near Mughalia Chhap under Khajuri police station area on Wednesday. According to the police, two youths were injured after their motorbike was hit by a speeding truck and police were informed
District hosp of Bageshwar to treat Covid patients
The Covid-19 patients of Bageshwar district would now be treated in the district itself. In an order, the secretary medical health and family welfare, Amit Negi said that district hospital (DH) Bageshwar would now function as dedicated Covid hospital. The trauma hospital of the DH has been notified
Paying school fee in times of job losses triggers hopelessness
A letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi written by a city-based resident requesting him to legalise sale of kidneys had hit the national headlines this week. One would assume that someone talking about legalising sale of kidneys needs to pay off debts but the resident just wants to pay the school
Light, rain, winds bring down mercury in Haryana, Punjab
Light rain at isolated places and gusty winds on Thursday brought slight relief from the scorching heat in Punjab and Haryana as maximum temperatures settled below the 40-degree mark at many places. Chandigarh, which received light shower, recorded a maximum temperature of 37.5 degrees Celsius,
11 new Covid-19 cases surface in State
At least 11 new cases of COVID-19 infection surfaced in Jharkhand on Thursday, health officials said. The findings took the total number of COVID-19 cases in State to 469, as per a bulletin shared by the National Health Mission (NHM) by the time this report was filed. Out of the 11 patients, at
Maha continues to add to Karnataka's COVID-19 tally; biggest single-day spike of 248 cases reported
Karnataka recorded a biggest Single-day spike of 248 COVID-19 cases with returnees from Maharashtra continuing to add to the state's tally, taking the virus count to 2,781 on Friday. One casualty was reported and with this the COVID-19 death toll has gone up to 48, the health department said. A
Congress attack over Covid-19 a ‘drama’: BJP
BJP leaders in Chhattisgarh on Thursday termed the ‘Speak up India’ campaign of the Congress a ‘drama’, saying the party was not directly linked to the fight against coronavirus in the country. Leader of Opposition in the state assembly Dharamlal Kaushik said: “After going through all
Naxal involved in Burkapal attack that killed 25 jawans surrenders
nA hardcore Naxalite wanted in connection with multiple killings of security personnel surrendered in Chhattisgarh's insurgency-hit Dantewada district, after being dissatisfied with Maoist ideology, police said on Thursday. Pradeep alias Bheem Kunjam, a resident of Aranpur in the district, who was
‘Lockdown was not the way to battle Covid-19’
Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel on Thursday accused the Narendra Modi government of enforcing a nationwide lockdown to tackle the Covid-19 pandemic without any proper planning. Under the Speak Up India campaign, Baghel said the pathogen came from Arab and European countries. As only 500
C’garh appoints 361 new doctors
The Chhattisgarh government appointed 361 new doctors in government hospitals across the state on Thursday and said 200 more will follow. The newly appointed doctors will serve at Government Medical College Hospitals, District Hospitals, Civil Hospitals, Community Health Centres and Maternal-Child
Govt needs to focus especially on youth
The extended lockdown in place to contain the spread of Covid-19 has acted as a trigger causing spike in number of people experiencing stronger forms of mental health issues which were earlier mild. According to experts, this is the time when the government should focus especially on the youth in a
Coronavirus cases in Pakistan cross 64,000-mark, death toll soars to 1,317
Pakistan's coronavirus cases on Friday reached 64,028 with 2,636 new patients while the death toll climbed to 1,317 after 57 people lost their lives in the last 24 hours, the health ministry said. The Ministry of National Health Services reported that 25,309 cases were diagnosed in Sindh, 22,964
2 B’swar Covid Hosp nurses test corona +ve
Fear psychosis gripped all staffs of the Covid-19 Hospital here after two nurses tested positive for coronavirus. On the condition of anonymity, some nurses said that at least 25 of them (nurses) and five doctors had come in contact with the two infected nurses but their swab test was not carried
Mosquito breeding reported in 2,644 households, say civic bodies
Municipal Corporations have reported mosquito breeding in 2,644 households in the national Capital and 2,675 legal notices issued this year for various violations, according to data released by the South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC). The dengue breeding checkers have checked 3988968 houses
Uttar Pradesh reports 1 more COVID-19 death, total cases rise to 7,284
One more person died of coronavirus in Uttar Pradesh on Friday, while 114 fresh cases pushed the total number of COVID-19 cases in the state to 7,284, officials said. With one more death, the total number of fatalities due to COVID-19 in the state has reached 198. "The total number of cases
Blast furnace workers produce hot metal amid pandemic
Even in the difficult times of the Covid-19 epidemic, there has been no let down in the spirit & enthusiasm of BSL blast furnace personnel. This team, which plays an important role in making hot metal in the steel production process is still playing crucial role in production by taking care of
How special pass was issued to MLA during lockdown
The Uttarakhand High Court has asked the State government to explain the circumstances under which MLA from Uttar Pradesh Aman Mani Tripathi and his associates were issued special pass to drive to Badrinath and Kedarnath at a time when the Government of India had directed the state governments to
The Chinese behaviour along the LAC points to a familiar pattern vis-a-vis India. However, it’s time for New Delhi to turn a new page in dealing with Beijing After some intense physical showdown between the Indian and Chinese soldiers at the Line of Control (LAC), attempts are now being made by
128 fresh COVID-19 cases in J-K; number rises to 2,164
Jammu and Kashmir on Friday recorded 128 fresh COVID-19 cases, raising its tally to 2,164, officials said. "128 new positive cases of coronavirus were detected in the union territory on Friday," they said. While 36 of these cases are from Jammu, 92 are from Kashmir, the officials said. They said
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A PIL to shorten the road to medical care
Filed before the HC, the PIL raises the issue of massive shortage of ambulances; patients resorting to private players as city has only 93 BMC ambulances
The first tenet of true patriotism
Anominous and open attack on the very institution of High Courts was made by the Government of India yesterday, during a hearing before the Supreme Court.
Rana Daggubati recounts his experience as a newbie on the sets of Telugu film Leader and Bollywood debut Dum Maaro Dum
Baahubali actor Rana Daggubati talks about his experience as a newbie on the sets of Telugu film Leader in 2010 and Bollywood film Dum Maaro Dum in 2011.
NEET-PG aspirants to DMER, CET: Rich med students submitting fake EWS certificate
Many post-graduate medical aspirants have complained to the Directorate of Medical Education and Research (DMER) and the state CET cell
IRCTC upgrades system for refunds into bank accounts
The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) has upgraded its system to facilitate credit of ticket refunds into bank accounts of passengers who had booked through authorised agents before the lockdown.
NGO screens 20,000 in slums despite doctor, workers testing positive
Three batches of healthcare workers from Niramay Seva Foundation are assisting the BMC in Andheri West and Versova
Ali Abbas Zafar's Dehradun home, which he built from scratch, doubles up as his writing pad
Last year, on this day, Ali Abbas Zafar was gearing up for his Eid release, the Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif-starrer period-drama, Bharat. This year, the writer-director brought in the festival quietly at his new home, nestled amidst the mountains and a 45-minute drive from Dehradun airport.
Thane Central Jail records first COVID19 case
The constable has since been quarantined. Meanwhile, the number of cases in Thane rose to 2,604 on Thursday evening.
Radhika Madan's airport look is the new normal
Radhika Madan is a happy camper. The actress, who has been away from her family since the countrywide lockdown was announced, boarded a plane as soon as travel restrictions were relaxed and took off for her hometown.
Khar building that Shah Rukh Khan offered for Covid-19 patients lying unused
The four-storey building that Shah Rukh used as his office has been equipped with 22 beds, but the BMC has no staff to make it operational
7-week-old beats Covid-19, recovers post haemorrhage
Infant to be discharged today; two others infected by the virus also successfully fight back
Horoscope today: Here are the astrological predictions for May 29
Many new ideas and inspiration of how to move the business/ career forward are thought of. Picking the ones which are workable is revealed.
Siddhanth Kapoor, who went grocery shopping with sister Shraddha Kapoor recently, admits that the siblings get to decide what their family eats
Shraddha Kapoor and Siddhanth Kapoor turned grocery-shopping in the midst of a lockdown into a fun adventure. Talking about it, the actor admitted that his sibling and he share many food stories because of their love for food, including shopping trips abroad with their parents.
Doc trapped in Fortune Hotel blaze rescues 3 colleagues
Fire department helped 25 doctors on Covid-19 duty who were lodged at the hotel to safety; they have been relocated to Taj Mahal Palace and Trident hotels
Before lockdown, Juhi Chawla spotted in Bandra
Juhi Chawla in a throwback photo shot in Bandra. She has opened her Wada farmhouse for landless farmers during the lockdown.
05 THINGS TO DO TODAY
A virtual world tour — that might sound positively depressing to a fan of live music — but hey, something’s better than nothing.
Yes Bank Scam: Over 100 firms that ‘diverted’ money, Rs 87-crore gift to wife under ED lens
The Enforcement Directorate (ED) is poring over the books of more than 100 companies owned/controlled/managed by the founder of the troubled Yes Bank, Rana Kapoor, and his family members.
No new car, no bouquets as Raj Bhavan goes on an austerity drive
Practice of offering gifts to VVIPs discontinued; measures aimed at cutting spending by 15%
SECOND OPINION : Critical questions in times of Covid
In 1952, a Danish anaesthesiologist, Bjorn Ibsen, got involved in a polio outbreak, where a large number of patients had respiratory paralysis.
NGO screens 20,000 in slums despite doctor, workers testing positive
Three batches of healthcare workers from Niramay Seva Foundation are assisting the BMC in Andheri West and Versova
‘Pre-clinical Covid-19 vaccine trials in India could conclude by October’
India may be close to successfully developing a vaccine for the novel coronavirus, Principal Scientific Adviser Dr K VijayRaghavan said on Thursday adding that of the 30 groups engaged in the exercise, 20 are ‘working at a good pace’.
Hollywood Reporter Wins National Magazine Award for 'General Excellence'
The awards — also known as the Ellies — are considered among the most prestigious in digital and print journalism.
Care home lockdown plan was rejected by ministers at the peak of the coronavirus outbreak last month
Downing Street received an 11-point plan proposing 'a further lockdown of care homes' from PHE on April 28. The moves were not included in the action plan unveiled by Health Secretary Matt Hancock.
BBC appoint former head of global news to review impartiality policy online in wake of Emily Maitlis rant on Dominic Cummings
Richard Sambrook, a former director of BBC global news, will be tasked with assessing whether the corporation's social media accounts are going against its impartiality policy.
And the winner is... After a ten-week countdown, BRIAN VINER reveals his favourite movie of all time
BRIAN VINER: This week, I conclude the ten-week countdown of my 100 favourite English-language films. So I'm going to champion my Top 10 and to remind you of the full list.
Darlington MP admits to taking train 225 miles from London to the North East while showing signs of coronavirus infection
Peter Gibson, the Conservative MP for Darlington, County Durham revealed on social media over the weekend that he travelled from London to self-isolate in the North East in March.
BAZ BAMIGBOYE: Life is a Dolly mixture for Queen Imelda Staunton on stage and screen
BAZ BAMIGBOYE: The decision to shift the show was taken because of the impact of the pandemic on the theatre industry; and to allow Staunton to honour her filming commitments to The Crown.
Don't water your lawn and take showers not baths, Britons are warned as driest May on record raises fears of summer hosepipe bans
Yorkshire Water has asked its three million households to cut their water usage in the driest May in 124 years. Britain has only seen an average of 1.25in (31.8mm) of rain across so far this month.
New teaser video released for Final Fantasy 7 PC Fan Remaster Remako HD Graphics Mod Version 2.0
The Final Fantasy 7 Remako HD Graphics Mod is a must-have mod for all FFVII PC fans. And today, we are happy to report that modder CaptRobau is working on its next version.
Uber Eats offering exclusive burgers from Mitch Marner, Max Domi and more
For a limited time, Torontonians can order Uber Eats-exclusive burgers conceived by Canadian celebrities and local restaurants.
Relief for migrant labourers: Too late, too little
The govt’s measures for migrant workers won’t be of much effect. We must consider basic income transfers, otherwise we risk starvation due to indifferent public policy responses
Tracking Covid-19: Govt must add more features to drive Aarogya Setu adoption
Making Aarogya Setu open-source great for building trust, but the govt must add more features to drive adoption
Covid-19 crisis: UP sees sense on migrant workers, Maharashtra should too
A shortage of workers in one state or another could result in a spike in wage costs, throwing the economics of manufacturing or construction out of gear.
Covid-19 crisis and India’s next government
The Covid crisis has politicised a new crop of leaders who are young, smart, and committed to the country
Battling Coronavirus outbreak: Covid-19 testing that is aligned with the times
In the current phase, testing should focus on community containment and reducing mortality. Increasing visibility on testing data is more important now than ever
Teen Behind George Floyd Video Says She's Traumatized by Online Abuse
Darnella Frazier, 17, was the person behind the camera that recorded the heinous killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, MN. The now-viral video li...
Lockdown 5 – Still no respite to the common man’s plight
The lockdown is going to extend further for 5th time, people have already gone hopeless and clueless, and no one knows where to go from here
Lockdown 5 to be announced on Sunday
Lockdown 4 comes to an end on 31st May and CM Uddhav Thackeray had already hinted at extending lockdown in Maharashtra beyond May 31.
‘We Are Freestyle Love Supreme’ Trailer: Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hip-Hop Improv Group Takes the Spotlight
In the We Are Freestyle Love Supreme trailer, watch the rise of a hip-hop improv group created by Hamilton alums Lin-Manuel Miranda, Thomas Kail, and more.
Awkwafina and Karen Gillan Reuniting for Action Comedy ‘Shelly’
Awkwafina and Karen Gillan are slated to star in an action comedy called Shelly that is currently being shopped around Hollywood.
Sardinia-based IntendiMe raises €2.3 million for its hearing technology
Italian startup IntendiMe, which has created technologies for the deaf and hard of hearing, has closed a round of €2.3 million. The round was led by VV3TT (Vertis Venture 3 Technology Transfer), a venture capital fund focusing on technology transfer, which is managed by Vertis SGR and advised by Ven
“Users determine our roadmap”: Interview with Tiimo’s co-founder Helene Lassen Nørlem
If you’re interested in the future of edtech, disability tech, social enterprises or mental health care, then you might like Tiimo. Tiimo is an app bringing structure and support to people with autism and ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder), so they can thrive in their daily life. The
Paris-based Neobrain snaps up €3 million to support employees during change
French HRtech startup Neobrain, which uses AI to support organisations and people during times of change and crisis, has secured €3 million of investment from French venture capital firm Breega. The startup will use the funds to expand internationally, grow its team and conduct more research on the
Slovak startup GymBeam nabs around €6 million for its fitness brand
Slovakian startup GymBeam, one of the fastest growing fitness brands in Europe, has landed an investment of around €6 million, which it will use to push its brand across Central and Eastern Europe. Founded in 2014, the Slovak e-commerce platform focuses on fitness, nutritional supplements, functi
UK challenger bank Starling Bank raises €44.3 million to support small businesses
Today UK challenger bank Starling Bank has raised approximately €44.3 million in a funding round led by JTC and Merian Chrysalis Investment Company Limited. The investment follows an approximate €66.5 million investment in February 2020, bringing the total raised by Starling in 2020 to around €110 m
Australia could include Pacific labourers in 'travel bubble' as $280m aid shake-up revealed
Money set aside for scholarship and volunteer projects will be redirected towards medical and humanitarian interventions in the region
Trump signs executive order to narrow protections for social media platforms
Move comes amid president’s feud with Twitter after it factchecked him for the first time
Life and death in lockdown: Pictures from around India
Restrictions confining people to their homes entered the 66 day on Friday as the number of coronavirus cases steadily increases.
Here's the list of outperforming stocks rising most since lockdown
Eight leading promoter-controlled business houses have emerged as the new Corona warriors for the stock market
US pledges $2.9 million for unaccompanied refugee children in Greece
The United States has pledged $2.9 million to Greece to improve the living conditions of unaccompanied refugee children and support the islands against the
MarTech Minute: Criteo’s Retail Media ad platform, Agilify Training’s virtual Scrum Master course
A quick round up of the latest marketing technology news and announcements.
"It's not up to him, that's up to me": Chris Jericho on a possible match with Mike Tyson
Does "Le Champion" believe that Mike Tyson is capable of putting on a decent wrestling match?
Backstage concern about Apollo Crews, speculation on when he may lose the US title
Apollo Crews is experiencing the push of his WWE career but how long will it last?
Liv Morgan responds to Kehlani; wins fans' hearts
Liv Morgan understands that as a public figure, it's her responsibility to not only ask for change but be one herself!
Coronavirus pandemic | Maharashtra to give Rs 50 lakh insurance cover to frontline workers: Deputy CM Ajit Pawar
Pawar, who is also finance minister, said huge manpower is busy in surveying, tracing, testing, taking preventive measures and providing relief during the pandemic by risking their lives.
Slideshow | Gainers & Losers: 10 stocks that moved the most on May 29
Among sectors, except IT other indices ended in the green. BSE Midcap and Smallcap indices rose between 1-2 percent.
Home Minister Amit Shah meets PM Modi; briefs on CMs views on lockdown
During the meeting, Shah briefed Modi about the suggestions and the feedback he received from the chief ministers during his telephonic conversations on Thursday, a government official said.
Rice sowing not progressed much after April 10: Agriculture Ministry data
It may be noted that sowing of rice and other kharif crops is being undertaken amid the COVID-19 lockdown. Although farm activities are exempted from lockdown rules, the reasons are not known yet for slow area coverage under rice.
Odisha unveils Rs 17,000 crore plan to support people's livelihood hit by economic crisis
The decision was taken at a Council of Ministers meeting presided over by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, a senior official said.
Buy Coal India; target of Rs 264: ICICI Securities
ICICI Securities is bullish on Coal India has recommended buy rating on the stock with a target price of Rs 264 in its research report dated May 29, 2020.
GST Council to meet next month; FinMin not for raising rates on non-essential items
The nationwide lockdown was announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on March 24 for 21 days in the first leg in a bid to contain the spread of novel coronavirus.
Dilip Buildcon raises Rs 100 crore through NCDs
Highways builder Dilip Buildcon on Friday said it has raised Rs 100 crore through allotment of NCDs on a private placement basis. The company said it has allotted 1,000 Non Convertible Debentures (NCDs) of face value of Rs 10 lakh each.
FIIs pare stake in 90% Nifty companies in Q4; trend may continue in coming quarter
The trend may remain unabated in the coming quarters too if the current situation does not change even as there are some positives that are comforting, said experts.
Taking urgent steps for cremation of COVID-19 deceased, Delhi govt tells HC
The Delhi government told the court that 28 such bodies were cremated on Thursday and the last rites of the remaining 35 will be performed by Saturday.
COVID-19 impact | Blackberrys to align physical stores with digital capabilities
Premium menswear brand Blackberrys is gearing up to restart its business after the COVID-19-led disruption.
Due diligence important for residential real estate projects post COVID-19
The pandemic may impact cashflows to real estate projects with delays in customer collections and unwillingness of banks and NBFCs to provide further funding.
Singapore top source of FDI in FY20 with investments worth $14.67 billion
According to experts, Singapore has been able to outpace Mauritius with its ease of doing business policies, simplified tax regime and a large number of private investors.
Wipro's new CEO Thierry Delaporte has an impressive CV but challenges galore: Experts
Delaporte will have to ring in organisational changes to help Wipro regain lost ground, feel experts.
Jaya's nephew and niece entitled to her properties: Madras HC
With regard to self acquisitions of Jayalalithaa, the petitioner and the respondent are the legal heirs as per Section 15(1)(d) of the Hindu Succession Act,1956.
Naredco-UP signs MoU with UP government to provide jobs to 2.5 lakh labourers
Around 1.25 lakh workers will be absorbed at project sites spread across Ghaziabad, Noida and Greater Noida in Delhi-NCR
UCO Bank reduces repo-based lending rate by 40 bps
State-run UCO Bank on Friday said it has reduced its lending rate linked to the Reserve Bank of India's (RBI) repo rate by 40 basis points.
Wall Street retreats ahead of Trump's response on Hong Kong
President Donald Trump, who has warned of a tough response to China's move, is expected to make an announcement later in the day.
Bombay HC notices on plea over cancellation of airport project award
As per the plea, Multi-modal International Cargo Hub and Airport at Nagpur (MIHAN), a joint venture company between Maharashtra Airport Development Company and Airports Authority of India (AAI), is now planning on issuing fresh tenders for the project.
Buy Sun Pharmaceutical Industries; target of Rs 540: ICICI Direct
ICICI Direct is bullish on Sun Pharmaceutical Industries has recommended buy rating on the stock with a target price of Rs 540 in its research report dated May 28, 2020.
SpiceXpress receives DGCA approval for drone trials
Post trials and approvals, the airline plans to use drones in delivery of essential supplies to remote areas, the company said in a release.
Buy Tube Investments of India; target of Rs 425: ICICI Direct
ICICI Direct is bullish on Tube Investments of India has recommended buy rating on the stock with a target price of Rs 425 in its research report dated May 29, 2020.
Infinix Hot 9 and Hot 9 Pro launched in India; check price and specs
The Hot 9 Pro will go on sale from June 5 whereas the Hot 9 will be available on Flipkart from June 8.
Q4 GDP data today: Why does the growth number matter to us?
Theoretically, the lockdown impacted the economy only in the last week of March. But, in reality much of the normal course of business had slowed down days before the nationwide lockdown came into effect. This is because people movement declined significantly much before the lockdown.
Centre likely to retain limited role and allow states have more say after Lockdown 4.0
The central government may, however, advise state authorities to continue with strict curbs in COVID-19 containment zones in the worst-affected 30 municipal areas that account for 80 percent of the positive cases in the country.
Buy Kewal Kiran Clothing; target of Rs 820: ICICI Direct
ICICI Direct is bullish on Kewal Kiran Clothing has recommended buy rating on the stock with a target price of Rs 820 in its research report dated May 29, 2020.
Procter & Gamble Health posts net profit of Rs 46.5 crore for March quarter
It had posted a net profit of Rs 40.70 crore in the corresponding quarter a year ago, Procter & Gamble Health said in a regulatory filing.
TikTok's rival Mitron app not made in India, bought for Rs 2,500 from Pakistani company: Report
It had earlier been reported that the Mitron App, which has clocked over 5 million downloads on Google Play Store, was developed by a student of IIT Roorkee and that it works exactly like its Chinese rival TikTok.
Investors can participate in NIIT Tech share buyback through these 2 strategies
Given, the stock to perform well going ahead owing to increase in the order inflows & strong growth outlook, arbitrage benefit of 15-20 percent can be achieved easily in one month as on closing price (Rs 1,473).
Buy Federal Bank; target of Rs 67: Prabhudas Lilladher
Prabhudas Lilladher is bullish on Federal Bank has recommended buy rating on the stock with a target price of Rs 67 in its research report dated May 29, 2020.
Buy Orient Cements; target of Rs 63: Cholamandalam securities
Cholamandalam securities is bullish on Orient Cements has recommended buy rating on the stock with a target price of Rs 63 in its research report dated May 29, 2020.
Roger Federer is the world's highest-paid athlete, says Forbes
The Swiss tennis great, owner of a men's record 20 Grand Slam singles titles, earned $106.3 million in the last 12 months, including $100 million via endorsements, to move up four places and become the first player from his sport to top the list.
Buy Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail target of Rs 137: Anand Rathi
Anand Rathi is bullish on Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail has recommended buy rating on the stock with a target price of Rs 137 in its research report dated May 28, 2020.
Canada GDP in April fell a record 11% as COVID-19 shutters economy
Gross domestic product in March fell by 7.2 percent from February, the most severe month-on-month plunge ever, although the decline was less than the 9 percent predicted by analysts. Statscan said the March and April decreases were likely the largest-ever consecutive monthly declines.
'In battle between actual and perceived risk, gold to remain directionless'
A substantial correction in gold will only be seen when investors chose to exit the metal.
Hold Wonderla Holidays target of Rs 145: Sharekhan
Sharekhan recommended Hold rating on Wonderla Holidays with a target price of Rs 145 in its research report dated May 28, 2020.
Indian carriers in 'survival' mode, need sustainable revival: IATA CEO Alexandre de Juniac
Speaking at a webinar hosted by the aviation consultancy Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation (CAPA), de Juniac also forecast the air travel demand in India to drop by 47 percent and revenue by $11 billion this year over 2019 owing to the coronavirus pandemic.
GDP numbers: Data collection affected due to COVID-19 outbreak, says government
The GDP growth for FY2019-20 came in at 4.2 percent, against 6.1 percent in FY 2018-19.
Coronavirus may never go away even after a vaccine is developed: Report
Currently, there are already four endemic coronaviruses that circulate continuously, causing the common cold, and many experts think this virus will become the fifth
Hold Aarti Industries; target of Rs 1002: East India Securities
East India Securities recommended hold rating on Aarti Industries with a target price of Rs 1002 in its research report dated May 29, 2020.
Cane arrear reaches Rs 17,134 crore so far in 2019-20 season: Centre
Under the Sugarcane (Control) Order, 1966, sugar mills are required to make cane price payment to farmers within 14 days of supply of cane. If mills fail to make payment, they have to pay interest at the rate of 15 per cent per annum on amount due for the delayed period beyond 14 days.
Market-wide rollover remains strong, expect Nifty to move towards 10,000-10,200
Marketwide rollover is seen at 93 percent. Nifty rollover is at 76 percent as compared to 3-month average of 70 percent. Bank Nifty rollover is seen at 81 percent as compared to 3-month average of 71 percent.
In-Depth: Is Herd Immunity our best bet in the fight against coronavirus?
With many countries easing lockdown restrictions, the debate on Herd Immunity has gained traction. What is Herd Immunity and is it achievable, here is all you need to know:
KEC International Q4 profit down 3% to Rs 193 crore
The global engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) major had clocked a profit of Rs 198.76 crore in January-March 2018-19, it said in a filing to BSE.
UN chief appreciates India's assistance to other countries during COVID-19 pandemic: T S Tirumurti
Tirumurti, who assumed charge as India's Permanent Representative to the UN last week, presented his credentials virtually as telecommuting arrangements are in place at the UN headquarters due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Sun Pharma gains 5% on DGCI nod to initiate clinical trial of drug on COVID-19 patients
Nafamostat is approved in Japan for improvement of acute symptoms of pancreatitis and treatment of Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation (DIC).
Japan's jobless rate rises to 2.6% in April: Government
The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 2.6% in April, up from 2.5% in March, figures from the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications showed. The median forecast was 2.7%
COVID-19 could cause $8.5 trillion loss in global output: UN chief Antonio Guterres
“We must avoid it. The pandemic has demonstrated our fragility. Despite all the technological and scientific advances of recent decades, we are in an unprecedented human crisis, because of a microscopic virus,” the UN Secretary General said on Thursday to the high-level event on Financing For Development.
Muthoot Capital Q4 profit falls 40% to Rs 14 crore on auto sector woes
The company attributed the poor set of numbers primarily to the troubles in the auto industry arising from the switchover to BS-VI emission norms and also the disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic in the last 15 days of the quarter.
Low Q4 growth telling commentary on economic mismanagement of BJP govt: Chidambaram
India's economic growth slowed to 3.1 percent in January-March and to an 11-year low of 4.2 percent for the full fiscal 2019-20 amid a drop in consumption and investment.
Crude futures slip nearly 5% on demand concerns; gain 86.61% in May
In the futures market, crude oil for June delivery touched an intraday high of Rs 2,530 and an intraday low of Rs 2,450 per barrel on MCX.
What changed for the market while you were sleeping? Top 10 things to know
Trends on SGX Nifty indicate a gap down opening for the index in India with a 101 points loss.
Exclusive | PE firm ChrysCapital to buy out Capital International's stake in Intas Pharmaceuticals
Capital International wanted to exit the firm because its parent Capital Group is looking to shift focus away from the private equity vertical.
US joins G7 artificial intelligence group to counter China
White House's chief technology officer, Michael Kratsios, told The Associated Press on Thursday it is important to establish shared democratic principles as a counter to China's record of
China's Geely raises $836 million from share sale
Hong Kong-based Geely has sold 600 million primary shares at the bottom of the HK$10.80-HK$11.20 ($1.39-$1.44) price range, or at a 7.85% discount to the last closing price of HK$11.72, according to its release.
Morgan Stanley not given advisory role on Aramco pipeline sale: Sources
The U.S. investment bank, which has previously advised the world's largest oil company, was originally looking to be part of the advisory group on any deal, the sources added.
Hold TVS Motors; target of Rs 318: Prabhudas Lilladher
Prabhudas Lilladher recommended Hold rating on TVS Motors with a target price of Rs 318 in its research report dated May 28, 2020.
Coronavius pandemic | 2,211 police personnel found COVID-19 positive in Maharashtra; 25 dead
Of the total number of police personnel who succumbed to the infection, 16 are from Mumbai. Three others are from Nashik rural, two from Pune and one each from Solapur city, Solapur rural, Thane and the Mumbai ATS, the official said.
Wall Street ends down in late selloff; Facebook and China weigh
The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 147.63 points, or 0.58%, to 25,400.64, the S&P 500 lost 6.4 points, or 0.21%, to 3,029.73 and the Nasdaq Composite dropped 43.37 points, or 0.46%, to 9,368.99.
Buy Federal Bank target of Rs 55: Anand Rathi
Anand Rathi is bullish on Federal Bank has recommended buy rating on the stock with a target price of Rs 55 in its research report dated May 29, 2020.
'It is still too early to say that it is the end of the SIP trend'
SIP flows have reduced for just about a month or two, during the last two months of the lockdown, but we cannot ignore that there have been genuine challenges on mobility.
Govt must come clean on border standoff with China: Rahul Gandhi
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Friday asked the government to come clean on the border standoff with China and tell the country what exactly is happening as its silence is fuelling speculation and uncertainty.
India, US could strike a 'smaller' trade deal in the coming weeks: Indian envoy
Addressing the virtual West Coast Summit of US-India Strategic Partnership Forum (USISPF), Sandhu said that India's supply of antimalarial drug hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) to the US has given the two countries enough confidence and have played an important foundation.
Appreciate difficulties of PMC bank depositors on moratorium on withdrawals, Delhi HC to Centre, RBI
A bench of Chief Justice D N Patel and Justice Prateek Jalan said upon receipt of any representation from any individual or group of depositors in this regard,
Nickel futures slide on tepid demand
On the Multi Commodity Exchange, nickel contracts for June delivery traded down by Rs 5.60, or 0.6 percent, to Rs 924.70 per kg with a business turnover of 1,434 lots.
HC asks Delhi govt to file detailed reply on pleas challenging levy of 70% 'special corona fees'
The Delhi government had earlier filed its response to the petitions, saying that trade or consumption of liquor is not a fundamental right of a citizen and the State has the authority to regulate its sale and levying 70 percent 'special corona fees' on MRP of all alcohol brands is a price for grant of such privilege to public.
DMK moves SC for implementation of 50% OBC quota in Tamil Nadu's share of All India Medical seats
The party said its plea is directed against the Respondents (Centre, Medical Council of India (MCI) and Tamil Nadu government) denying the implementation of 50 percent OBC policy of the state, other than in central government institutions.
COVID-19 pandemic: US consumer spending tumble in April
The Commerce Department said on Friday consumer spending, which accounts for more than two-thirds of U.S. economic activity, plunged 13.6 percent last month.
Buy TVS Motor Company; target of Rs 422: ICICI Securities
ICICI Securities is bullish on TVS Motor Company has recommended buy rating on the stock with a target price of Rs 422 in its research report dated May 29, 2020.
Buy Visaka Industries; target of Rs 250: ICICI Securities
ICICI Securities is bullish on Visaka Industries has recommended buy rating on the stock with a target price of Rs 250 in its research report dated May 29, 2020.
Buy Radico Khaitan; target of Rs 400: ICICI Direct
ICICI Direct is bullish on Radico Khaitan has recommended buy rating on the stock with a target price of Rs 400 in its research report dated May 29, 2020.
Trump signs executive order on social media, claiming to protect ‘Free Speech’
Trump and his allies have often accused Twitter as well as Facebook of bias against conservative voices
RBI imposes Rs 4 crore penalty on Citibank
In a release, RBI said the penalty has been imposed on Citibank NA for contravention of certain sections of the Banking Regulation Act and for non-compliance with directions.
Mark Zuckerberg distances Facebook from Twitter in Donald Trump fight
Republican Trump, who accuses social media firms of bias against conservatives, without evidence, stepped up his attacks on Twitter after the company put a fact-checking label on two of his tweets about mail-in ballots on Tuesday for the first time.
Sagar Cements Q4 profit down 94% to Rs 1.18 crore
The Hyderabad-based company had posted a net profit of Rs 18.75 crore in January-March, 2018-19, Sagar Cements said in a BSE filing.
Buy Federal Bank; target of Rs 54: Emkay Global Financial
Emkay Global Financial is bullish on Federal Bank has recommended buy rating on the stock with a target price of Rs 54 in its research report dated May 28, 2020.
RIL Rights Entitlement shares ends at 7% premium over intrinsic value on May 29
The intrinsic value is the difference between Reliance Industries share price (Rs 1,460) and rights issue price (Rs 1,257).
IIFL Finance March Quarter profit plunges 81% to Rs 59 crore
The company, which is mainly engaged in financing and investment business, had logged a profit of Rs 305.89 crore in January-March, 2018-19.
Metropolis Healthcare Q4 net profit declines 56% to Rs 15.49 crore
The company had posted a net profit of Rs 34.84 crore for the corresponding period of the previous fiscal, Metropolis Healthcare said in a BSE filing.
Google mulling stake in VIL positive but inadequate to solve telcos' debt woes: Analysts
Acquisition of a controlling stake by an outsider or a sizable equity infusion by current promoters remains the need of the hour, Credit Suisse said in its latest note.
ITC Hotels partners with Swiggy to deliver food delicacies at customers' doorsteps
The move would enable ITC Hotels' customers to enjoy their pre-paid orders with 'no-contact' deliveries and have unique food experiences with local offerings from the regions at their home, said a joint statement.
China's Didi Chuxing raises over $500 million for autonomous driving unit
The ridehailing giant said the round was led by SoftBank Vision Fund 2 and marks the first time Didi's autonomous driving business has brought in external funding since it was established.
Delhi HC restrains OLX, Quikr from posting fake Reliance job ads on web portals
Justice Mukta Gupta, in two separate interim orders, said RIL and Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd have made out a prima facie case in their favour and in case no ad-interim injunction is granted they would suffer an irreparable loss and balance of convenience also lies in their favour.
Jubilant Life Sciences posts Rs 260.49 crore profit for March quarter
Consolidated revenue from operations stood at Rs 2,391.41 crore for the quarter under consideration as against Rs 2,385.58 crore for the same period year ago, it added.
US-China tension to push Asian shares lower in choppy trade
All eyes are now on Friday's press conference hosted by Trump where he will address his response to China over its treatment of Hong Kong.
Coronavirus pandemic | 2,682 new coronavirus cases in Maharashtra, 116 deaths; 8,381 recover
It took the total number of cases in the state to 62,228, death toll due to the pandemic so far to 2,098 while the number of recoverd patients jumped to 26,998, said a health official here.
Buy United Spirits; target of Rs 650: ICICI Direct
ICICI Direct is bullish on United Spirits has recommended buy rating on the stock with a target price of Rs 650 in its research report dated May 28, 2020.
BEST decides not to charge bus ticket fares from migrants
A BEST spokesperson said that the decision was taken as per the directives of the Supreme Court.
India to expand Vande Bharat Mission to evacuate more Indians from abroad
MEA Spokesperson Anurag Srivastava said the government is also assisting return of stranded Indians from remote locations in Latin America and Caribbean, Africa, and parts of Europe.
How important is Hong Kong to China as a free finance hub?
China still has extensive capital controls and often intervenes in its financial markets and banking system. Hong Kong is one of the world's most open economies and one of the biggest channels for equity and debt financing.
Indian rupee settles 14 paise higher at 75.62 against US dollar
Forex traders said investors are awaiting the country's gross domestic product data for the January-March quarter, due later in the day, for further cues.
Flight operations to return to pre-COVID-19 levels by Diwali: Hardeep Singh Puri
Domestic flight operations resumed in a staggered manner after a gap of two months on May 25.
Middle East rich most cautious after oil plunge, COVID-19 crisis: Barclays
Haider said risk sentiment was also down in Russia, another oil-rich economy, while appetite was subdued in India.
'Global growth worries, US-China tensions likely to keep crude prices choppy'
We may see choppy trade however general bias may be on the downside on global growth worries and US-China tensions.
Vodafone Idea not considering any proposal from Google
On May 28, it was reported that Google was looking to enter India's telecom market via a 5 percent stake purchase in Vodafone Idea.
Coronavirus pandemic | COVID-19 tally in Dharavi goes up to 1,715 with 41 new cases: BMC
Of the 41 new patients, as many as seven were found in Matunga Labour Camp locality of Dharavi alone, he said.
Softbank-Bharti JV in talks for $500-$750 million fundraise: Report
Potential investors such as infra-focused private equity funds, sovereign wealth funds, global utilities and pension funds will be formally approached in the next weeks
Sundaram-Clayton Ltd posts 23.43% rise in Q4 standalone net
The city-based TVS Group company had registered net profits at Rs 50.27 crore during corresponding quarter previous year.
Euro zone companies tap banks for cash to survive pandemic
Lending growth to non-financial corporations accelerated to 6.6 percent in April, its fastest rate in over 11 years, from 5.5 percent a month earlier, the data showed.
COVID-19 impact | Re-mobilisation of workforce at project sites an arduous task: Voltas
In its March quarter (Q4) results, the company posted a 12.7 percent year-on-year (YoY) growth in net profit at Rs 160 crore.
S&P, Dow Jones open lower on jitters over Trump's China response
The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 76.49 points, or 0.30 percent, at the open to 25,324.15, and the S&P 500 opened lower by 4.56 points, or 0.15 percent, at 3,025.17.
March quarter GDP growth to show drastic fall; brace for worse in Q1FY21 print
A note by ICICI Bank stated the country's March quarter GDP growth may come to 1.5 percent year-on-year (YoY).
DD News shifts operations to Khelgaon after employee tests positive for COVID-19 posthumously
According to an official of DD News, initially they were told that the employee had a heatstroke and then they learnt he had a heart attack which led to his death. However, when they learnt that he had died due to coronavirus, the areas he may have accessed were sanitised.
Gold price dips marginally to Rs 46,929, silver gains
The gold/silver ratio currently stands at 96.89 to 1, which means the amount of silver required to buy one ounce of gold.
Zinc futures down on muted demand
On the Multi Commodity Exchange, zinc for delivery in June was trading lower by Rs 50 paise, or 0.32 percent, at Rs 157.45 per kg in 2,079 lots.
Buy Orient Cement target of Rs 65: Anand Rathi
Anand Rathi is bullish on Orient Cement has recommended buy rating on the stock with a target price of Rs 65 in its research report dated May 28, 2020.
Silver rises on improved industrial demand outlook, rise in US-China tensions
In the futures market, silver for July delivery touched an intraday high of Rs 48,868 and a low of Rs 48,452 per kg on the MCX.
Modi Govt 2.0 | Bold steps with a focus on long-term reforms
The Narendra Modi-led government has enacted several vital reforms and taken long-term policy decisions aimed at restructuring the economy
TV sees uptick in ad volumes; advertisers like Byju's and Netflix increase ad spends
New advertisers like Vivo, Cadbury, Kia Motors, Faasos , Bajaj, Sharp India, Hoichoi , Apple advertised on TV in week 20.
Hold Dabur India; target of Rs 492: Arihant Capital
Arihant Capital recommended hold rating on Bajaj Auto with a target price of Rs 492 in its research report dated May 29, 2020.
Renault poised to announce 15,000 lay offs worldwide
Some 4,500 jobs would go in France, though largely through a voluntary departure plan and a retirement scheme, the CFDT's Franck Daout told Reuters on Thursday.
Special scheme to help rural industrial units in Tamil Nadu launched
The scheme, which is part of the State Rural Transformation Project, would cover about 1.39 lakh beneficiaries of whom 31,952 would get a long-term loan of Rs 159.76 crore.
Copper futures slide on weak demand
On Multi Commodity Exchange, copper for delivery in June eased by Rs 2.75, or 0.66 percent, to Rs 413 per kg in a business turnover of 3,029 lots.
Coronavirus wrap May 29: Jharkhand airlifts migrant workers from Leh; India's COVID-19 death toll surpasses that of China
In India, the death toll due to the pandemic has crossed 4,700, while nearly 3.6 lakh people globally have lost their lives due to the infection.
Stick or twist? Investors face coronavirus-induced property dilemma
Property has long been a staple of a balanced investment portfolio, favoured by pension funds and insurers seeking assets that combine capital value growth offered by stocks with secure income akin to bonds.
2 floors of Parliament Annexe building sealed after official tests positive for COVID-19: Sources
The director-level officer who attended work on May 28 was found positive for the infection along with his family members, they said.
PPE manufacturers complain about lack of clarity on standardisation guidelines
Hula Global, a Noida-based company which is into manufacturing and distribution of personal protection equipment, was counting on the huge windfall opportunity post-COVID-19 outbreak.
Attack on Taiwan an option to stop independence, top China general says
The 2005 law gives the country the legal basis for military action against Taiwan if it secedes or seems about to, making the narrow Taiwan Strait a potential military flashpoint.
Bank of India cuts MCLR by 25 bps across all tenors
The revised one-year MCLR will be 7.70 percent as against 7.95 percent earlier, the bank said in a release.
Shri Krishna, Mahabharat most-watched TV shows; mythological genre sees strong traction in COVID-19 times
With the increase in viewership, channels are also increasing their programming for the genre.
Hydroxychloroquine combination risky for cancer patients with COVID-19: Study
The preliminary results suggest doctors may want to refrain from prescribing the decades-old malaria treatment hydroxychloroquine with the antibiotic azithromycin for these patients until more study is done, researchers said.
Decision to open shops in malls soon after taking into account health ministry's guidelines
Issues of retail traders were discussed in a meeting between Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal on Thursday with representatives of traders associations through video conferencing.
SC issues notice to Tata Sons on cross-appeal of Mistry group firm against NCLAT order
The top court had on January 10 granted relief to Tata group by staying the National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT) order of December 18 last year, by which Mistry was restored as the executive chairman of the salt-to-software conglomerate.
Dilip Buildcon consolidated Q4 profit more than doubles to Rs 191 crore
The company had clocked a profit of Rs 84.09 crore during the corresponding period of 2018-19, it said in a BSE filing.
Reviving Jet Airways: Long list of suitors surprises. But the big question remains
The list includes a few known, and some unknown names, and even an airline
Vodafone Idea share price dips 20% from day's high after co clarifies on stake sale
Any such investment will provide a breather for Vodafone Idea which has been reeling under increasing financial stress.
Government mulls further measures for NBFCs, markets: Report
At a meeting chaired by FM Sitharaman, RBI officials raised concerns over liquidity challenges being faced by NBFCs and various state and micro finances.
Shramik Specials not regular trains, can be extended, diverted to benefit migrant workers: Railways
Addressing a press conference, Railway Board Chairman V K Yadav clarified that no train can ever be
Railways issues guidelines for TTEs on board 100 pairs of special trains to run from June 1
They also said all the staff shall be provided with sufficient number of masks, face shields, hand gloves, head covers, sanitiser and soap so that they can perform their duty safely.
Russia's Rosneft finds extended oil cuts painful: Sources
Rosneft has told the energy ministry it would be difficult to maintain cuts to the end of the year, as it has had to cut shipments to major buyers, such as Glencore and Trafigura, despite good demand, two sources close to the talks said on condition of anonymity.
India's forex reserves soar to record high of $490.04 billion
Foreign currency assets (FCA), a major component of the overall reserves, increased by $3.035 billion to $451.706 billion in the reporting week, Reserve Bank of India (RBI) data showed.
Andhra Paper Q4 net profit up 55% to Rs 93 crore
Andhra Paper's total expenses stood at Rs 234.42 crore as against Rs 285.45 crore, down 17.87 per cent.
Inside a COVID-19 hospital in India, doctors see no end in sight
It was yet another casualty from the coronavirus pandemic that has killed over 4,500 people and infected more than 150,000 across India. While infection rates from the virus have begun to fall in many countries, in India they are still rising sharply, and epidemiologists warn peak is yet to come.
Taking Stock: Volatile Friday! Nifty reclaims 9,500; Sensex rallies over 200 points
Sectorally, the S&P BSE Realty index gained 4.5 percent, BSE Oil & Gas index 3.4 percent and BSE FMCG index was up 2.8 percent.
RCF Q4 profit jumps nearly 3-fold at Rs 142 crore
Total income rose to Rs 2661.91 crore in the fourth quarter of the last fiscal from Rs 2297.94 crore in the corresponding period of the previous year.
V-Mart Retail Q4 net loss at Rs 8.43 crore, net sales at Rs 332.66 crore
The company had posted a net loss of Rs 90.42 crore in the January-March quarter of last fiscal, V-Mart said in a regulatory filing.
COVID-19 impact | Commercial real estate space take-up may shrink by 20-25%
A few companies, especially mid-sized and large firms, may even consider the subscription-based option of work from home wherein their long-term real estate needs would be optimised.
Are the Companions of the Prophet (PBUH) out of human reach ?
Todays lecture from the Risale-i Nur is about the Companions of the Prophet Mohammad (PBUH). As a reminder, Risale-i Nur is a comtemporary interpretation of Qur'an, proposing answers to modern day questions from Qur'an and Sunnah.
Kompany reportedly turned down offer to be Guardiola's assistant
Vincent Kompany has turned down an offer from Manchester City to become Pep Guardiola's assistant coach, according to various Belgian media reports on Friday.
UEFA: "All options open over Champions League format"
UEFA is studying "all the options" for the format of this season's interrupted Champions League, amid reports on Friday that European football's governing body is considering moving the final from its scheduled venue in Istanbul.
Small ceremony marks 35 years since Heysel disaster
A short ceremony was held in Brussels on Friday to mark the 35-year anniversary of the Heysel Stadium disaster, with a small number of people attending due to social-distancing measures.
Dortmund midfielder Dahoud out for rest of season with knee injury
Borussia Dortmund midfielder Mahmoud Dahoud has been ruled out for the rest of the season with a knee injury, the Bundesliga club announced on Friday.
What to know about Bundesliga betting in the UK
The Bundesliga resumed back on 16th May and the lack of sport has attracted people's interest in the UK. We give you all the information you need to know about Bundesliga betting in the country as well as the extra things you need to take into consideration.
Barça fire the man who brought Neymar
Barcelona confirmed a deep restructuring in their scouting department in the football area. According to 'TV3', this will mean, apart from massive layoffs, the departure of André Cury, the key person in Neymar's transfer years ago and the one who was entrusted last summer to resign him.
Even Havertz scores ugly goals, although he got injured
He is the in-form player in the Bundesliga and he once again showed why several clubs will be after him in the summer. This time he scored the only goal of the game in Leverkusen's 0-1 win at Freiburg. It was not the best goal he has ever scored and he got injured in the process.
From 2x1 to 2x2: Juve's swap deal requests with Barça grow
Juve has gone from 2x1 to 2x2 and has dared to ask Barcelona for the transfer of Ousmane Dembélé and Arturo Vidal in exchange for Pjanic and De Sciglio, a real inconsistency if we take into account that Barcelona had to pay 125 million for the Frenchman.
Man Utd legend Giggs modelling Wales on 'fantastic' Liverpool
Despite his strong links to Manchester United, Ryan Giggs can appreciate how good Liverpool have been this season.
Dembélé bites his tongue so as not to "upset a lot of people"
No more videogames or no more friends? Have 10 kids or don't have any? Dembélé takes the Barça Impossible Decisions test... And lands himself some trouble.
A date is set for the start of the 20-21 season in Spain
Just hours after setting the restart of the 19-20 season for June 11, Javier Tebas, president of LaLiga, said they are already working on the start of the 20-21, which will begin on September 12.
Ansu Fati's knee concerns Barcelona
Ansu Fati has been doing individual work in the gym all week. He has problems in his knees and there is certain concern that he could have an issue with a tendon there.
Atletico Madrid guaranteed a reinforcement for 2020-21
At Atletico Madrid they are preparing for next season. According to 'AS', Atletico Madrid have apparently told Gremio that they will bring back Caio Henrique for the 2020-21 season.
Capello encourages Barca: "Whoever signs Tonali will do good business"
In comments to 'TMW Radio', Fabio Capello praised Sandro Tonali, the Brescia midfielder who is being looked at by several big clubs: "He has great qualities and he's maturing."
Arsenal interested in Barca player who isn't for sale
Rafinha cannot get into the Barcelona team. Barca will look for a place for him in England and they are takers. The British press say that MIkel Arteta's Arsenal are willing to try and sign the Brazilian.
"We are now back into a routine"
Marcelo, the Real Madrid left back, said that they are now "closer to starting again" the La Liga season and he is "more and more keen" to return. La Liga will resume on 11th June with Sevilla versus Betis.
"My worst year was at Barcelona"
Gerardo el 'Tata' Martino said that his worst year as a coach was when he led Barcelona, as the club finished second in La Liga after a draw against Atletico Madrid in the last round.
Real Madrid plan to reopen Bernabeu to spectators in October
Real Madrid are already thinking of when they will be able to open the Santiago Bernabeu to their supporters. According to 'Marca', the club are working of the idea of people being able to return in October.
"Achraf wants to play for Madrid, but there's no hurry"
Achraf Hakimi has become one of the Bundesliga's great sensations. The Moroccan is on loan to Borussia Dortmund from Real Madrid, who could take him back this summer. However, the full-back is in no hurry.
Coppa Italia resumption could be boycotted
The decision to play the three remaining Coppa Italia games in just four days has not gone down well with the players. There is a real threat of it being boycotted.
"I haven't lost the feel of the ball with my hand"
Belgium's Thibaut Courtois, Real Madrid goalkeeper's, has said he feels "prepared for what lies ahead", the resumption of La Liga in the coming weeks, when the team will try to beat Barcelona and win the title.
VIDEO: Derby County beat WBA in play-off final
Derby County were promoted to the Premier League after winning the 2007 Championship play-off final against West Brom. Rams midfielder Stephen Pearson scored the only goal of the game.
No room for error: fallen giants Werder Bremen battle to stay up
They have spent more seasons in the Bundesliga than any other club but now Werder Bremen have just seven games left to avoid a humiliating relegation that would see them follow the same path to the second division taken by fallen German giants Hamburg and Stuttgart in recent years.
The return of Serie A: What's at stake
Italy's Serie A has been given the all-clear to return on June 20 after a three-month enforced absence in one of the epicentres of the coronavirus pandemic.
Istanbul hopes to host new, 'historic' Champions League final
Fifteen years after the "Miracle of Istanbul" that cemented Steven Gerrard's status as a Liverpool legend, the Turkish metropolis was supposed to host its second Champions League final on Saturday. But that was before the coronavirus pandemic wreaked worldwide havoc.
The footballers which get fouled the most: Neymar is not number one!
Players always complain that they keep on getting fouled so we at 'ProFootballDB', BeSoccer's data laboratory, decided to find out which players get fouled the most compared to the amount of matches they have played. To many people's surprise, Neymat is not top of the list.
'SER': Diego Costa faces six months in prison
The Public Prosecutor's Office is asking for Diego Costa, the Spanish-Brazilian striker of Atletico Madrid, to be sentenced to six months in prison, in addition to a fine of more than half a million euros. He is accused of tax fraud of more than one million euros.
"Return to training was as if I'd only been away a week"
The Belgian Thibaut Courtois, the Real Madrid goalkeeper says he feels "prepared for what is to come," the resumption of La Liga in the coming weeks, in which Real Madrid will try and go ahead of Barcelona and win the title.
"You're taking Lautaro's Barca move for granted, I don't think it'll be so easy"
Lionel Scaloni, the Argentina coach, is not certain that Lautaro Martinez will sign for Barcelona. He believes Inter will fight until the very end to try and keep the striker.
OFFICIAL: La Liga returns on June 11 with Sevilla-Betis
It's official now. The Spanish Sports Council has confirmed that the league championship will officially resume on 11 June, with the Seville derby between Sevilla and Betis at the Ramón Sánchez-Pizjuán.
Real Madrid have stiff competitor in fight for Camavinga
Eduardo Camavinga, a French talent for Rennes, is not doing anything other than gain suitors. As well as Real Madrid's well known interest, Manchester United have apparently been following him for a long time, according to the English press.
Leicester boss Rodgers left with 'no strength' by virus
Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers revealed Friday he "had no strength" after contracting the coronavirus in March.
Police want several Premier League games played at neutral venues
British Police want at least six Premier League matches and any Liverpool title clincher to be played at neutral venues when the season resumes in a bid to avoid supporters gathering outside stadiums.
Fans could return during 20-21 season: Premier League chief
Premier League chief executive Richard Masters said on Friday that fans could be allowed to attend top-flight matches in the 2020-21 season on a "phased basis".
Serie A confirms June 20 return after Government approval
Serie A on Friday confirmed that top-flight football will return to Italy after a three-month coronavirus-enforced absence on the weekend of June 20-21.
Considerable changes to come in the UCL and Europa League
UEFA is working on different alternatives to be able to finish both the Champions League and the Europa League as quickly and fairly as possible. The idea of playing a single match in a single venue is becoming more and more popular.
Haaland out for trip to basement boys
Borussia Dortmund say that the knee injury Erling Haaland suffered against Bayern is not serious, although 'Kicker' ruled him out of the trip away to Paderborn this weekend.
Havertz fires Leverkusen third with winner at Freiburg
Exciting youngster Kai Havertz broke another Bundesliga record on Friday after scoring the winner in a 1-0 victory at Freiburg which moved Bayer Leverkusen into third place.
Twenty-five years on: Glory for Ajax and the Bosman ruling which changed football
When Patrick Kluivert scored the winner for Ajax in the 1995 Champions League final, it might have been the start of another period of domination in Europe for the fabled Dutch side.
OFFICIAL: FA Cup final set for August 1 after virus delay
The FA Cup final is set to take place on August 1 after the English Football Association announced provisional dates to finish the competition on Friday.
VIDEO: Sergio Aguero gives City win at Old Trafford
In April 2013, Sergio Aguero scored an unforgettable solo goal for Manchester City against Manchester United at Old Trafford. Aguero's goal proved to be the winner for City in the Manchester derby.
Inter now know what Icardi wants to do
Mauro Icardi, the Inter striker on loan at PSG, wants to continue in France and the Parisian club have the option to sign him permanently. They have until 31st May to buy Icardi. This is what Piero Ausilio, the Inter sporting director, said this Friday.
VIDEO: Cesinha breaks duck with lovely backheel goal
Daegu FC’s brilliant Brazilian Cesinha notched his first goal of the K League season with an amazing backheel goal during a 1-1 draw against Sangju Sangmu on May 29, 2020.
"Guardiola's Barca was the essence of football"
Dimitar Berbatov, the former Man Utd player, talked to 'Betfair' ,on what should have been the eve of the Champions League final, about the 2009 and 2011 he lost against Barca. "They are the best team I've faced in my life, they were the essence of football," he pointed out.
VIDEO: Jose Mourinho oversees Spurs training ahead of PL return
Jose Mourinho oversaw Spurs' training session after it was confirmed that the Premier League will return on June 17. Tottenham will not play until the weekend though.
"I want to stay at Roma, but they're suffering losses and will have to sell"
Javier Pastore thinks it is difficult for him to stay at Roma. The footballer told 'Telefenoticias' of his intention of continuing in Italy although he thinks that the COVID-19 crisis will mean he will have to leave this summer.
Premier League could resort to points system if the season does not end
The 20 clubs in the Premier League agreed on an alternative solution to end the season if the coronavirus eventually forces a definitive suspension. This is a point system that makes a rough estimate. It will be voted on next Thursday.
VIDEO: Ángel Correa’s goal in CDR loss at Leonesa
Ángel Correa scored this goal for Atlético de Madrid at Cultural Leonesa in the 2019/20 Copa del Rey.
Football mentor has hands full during virus lockdown
Fitness coach and mentor Wayne Richardson has had his hands full dealing with footballers' mental health issues in a period of unprecedented uncertainty during the coronavirus lockdown.
VIDEO: Stephen Appiah's brilliant goal v Cagliari
Stephen Appiah scored this incredible solo goal to help Juventus to a 4-2 victory over Cagliari in Turin.
If You Have a Large Bust, These 16 Comfy and Flattering Swimsuits Are For You
When shopping for the perfect swimsuit, there are so many things you have to keep in mind. Priority number one is always making sure you find something just
These Are the 15 Pool Floats You'll Want For Summer 2020
While our typical summer activities might look a little different this year, summer isn't cancelled, and there are still so many fun things to do. If you're
I'm Bringing My Kids' Favorite Camp Activities Home Because They Deserve a Little Fun
This school year has been such a wild ride with classes being cancelled abruptly in March and no clear indication of when they'll resume again. As we get ready
I Have Depression and Anxiety, and COVID-19 Has Taken an Emotional Toll
Taking care of your mental health should always be a priority, but for me and I suspect many others, it's been especially challenging during the coronavirus
Doctor Says He Was Fired for Complaining About Hospital’s Covid Response
An emergency room physician who says he was fired for complaining about inadequate Covid-19 safety procedures at a Washington state hospital has sued for wrongful termination.
An appeals court in California upheld a ruling in favor of Public Storage in a breach of contract suit brought by David Hester, a star on the reality television show “Storage Wars,” relating to the contents of a self-storage unit he purchased. Auction attendees signed an agreement that included language permitting the company to rescind a sale in the event of an error by the seller.
A federal court in Massachusetts remanded the state’s claims against Exxon Mobil alleging the oil company deceived investors by denying and downplaying the risks of burning fossil fuels on the planet.
Judge Asked to Halt Salmon Fishing in Alaska
(CN) — A Seattle judge should shut down a southeast Alaska Chinook salmon fishery on July 1, attorneys argued Thursday,
Latvian television channel LTV7 plans to drop national minority content
As of 1 January 2021 Latvian television channel LTV7 will no longer broadcast national minority content, as chairman of the National Electronic Mass Media Council (NEPLP) Ivars Āboliņš explained at an online discussion on 29 May.
Delna: number of Saeima deputies who do not abstain in votes is up
In the past several months there has been a considerable increase in the number of Saeima deputies who clearly outline their opinions as either yes or no in votes, instead of abstaining, according to data compiled by Society for Openness – Delna (Delna).
Latvia’s gross domestic product down 1.5% in Q1 2020
In Q1 2020, compared to Q1 2019, gross domestic product (GDP) decreased by 1.5 %, according to seasonally and calendar non-adjusted data. In Q1 GDP at constant prices was EUR 6.8 billion.
Russia to keep self-isolation requirement in 14 regions
Russian authorities have decided to keep the requirement to self-isolate in effect in 14 of the country’s 85 regions at least by mid-June, while facial masks are mandatory throughout the country, Russian state news agency TASS reports.
Weekend in Latvia expected summer-like warm
At the end of the week, weather in Latvia will be dictated by the south-eastern portion of an anticyclone, making the sky clear in most of the country. Wind speed will be slow and will draw in from the north and north-west. At times wind speed will reach a speed of 15-18 m/sec. Air temperature will reach +15° C… +20° C.
In Poland, key automotive industry has been hit most by crisis
Poland has a traditionally developed automotive sector, which normally is a driving force for the country’s industry and exports. This spring, however, passenger car production has dropped by 99% on an annual basis in Poland, according to the Polish Central Statistical Office, DW reports.
Latvia develops mobile app to help halt spread of COVID-19
Latvian-developed mobile app Apturi Covid [Stop Covid] meets requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) because it does not use data from the global positioning system (GPS) to track its users, said the president of LLC Latvijas Mobilais Telefons (LMT) Juris Binde at the presentation of the app.
Fund managed by Latvian minister’s wife provides money to suspended Ventspils mayor’s mouthpiece Ventas Balss
The Social Integration Fund (SIF) managed by Zaiga Pūce, who is the wife of Latvian Environment Protection and Regional Development Minister (VARAM) Juris Pūce, has allocated financial support to reduce negative consequences from COVID-19 to the so-called Aivars Lembergs’ controlled newspaper Ventspils Balss.
Russia criticised for detaining journalists for solo protests
In Moscow, a number of popular journalists have held individual protests against a 15-day prison time of fellow journalist Ilya Azar. The protesting journalists were detained drawing criticism to Russia from the Council of Europe, BBC reports.
Saeima supports reducing restrictions for sports and culture activities
On Thursday, 28 May, Latvia’s Saeima approved the government’s approved decision retarding lifting certain restrictions imposed on education, hobby groups, sports and culture activities during the COVID-19 state of emergency, BNN was told by Saeima press-service.
Retail trade turnover in Latvia down 9% in April
Compared to April 2019, total retail trade turnover reduced by 9.0 % in April 2020. Turnover of retail trade in food products has declined by 3.5 %.
COVID-19 positive tests in Baltics. 3 in Latvia, 6 in Lithuania, 8 in Estonia
In the past day a total of 3 new COVID-19 infection cases were found in Latvia, increasing the total number to 1 064.
Mama June’s Daughters Anna, 25, & Jessica, 23, Show Off Their Beach Bodies After Plastic Surgery
Mama June's daughters Anna & Jessica are flaunting their body makeovers after getting plastic surgery.
Cardi B Defends Minneapolis Riots After George Floyd’s Death: ‘The People Are Left With No Choice’
Cardi B believes the 'people are left with no choice' in the wake of Minneapolis riots that started after George Floyd's tragic death.
Decline in enrollees: Parents cite finances, doubts about distance learning
'Ang focus muna namin ngayon ay mabuhay, dahil sa ngayon walang-wala na po kami talaga,' says one parent
African Development Bank says 'no decision' yet on demands for probe
Niale Kaba, the chair of the African Development Bank board, counters what she says was 'false' information
Huawei's ambitions for Canada stalled by rift with China, security expert says
Huawei Technologies Co.'s push to become a leading supplier of 5G technology in Canada appears to be in jeopardy after the Chinese tech giant's CFO suffered a legal setback in a B.C. court, prompting an angry response from Beijing.
Pompeo Releases Letter Clearing Him of Violating Law With Kansas Trips
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo also criticized Senator Robert Menendez, Democrat of New Jersey, who has opened an investigation into the firing of the State Department inspector general.
Egypt repatriates 245 stranded nationals from Abu Dhabi
The plane landed in the airport on Thursday evening, coming from the Emirati capital, Abu Dhabi.
Shikabala prefers cancelling the current season
Shikabala said "I think we should wait for more time to return back. It is better to cancel this season and start a new season."
Konterman rejected Real Madrid move to avoid learning Spanish
The Dutch defender was a key player for Beenhakker's Feyenoord side and he couldn't believe Real Madrid's offer to sign him.
Cypriot president calls Egypt ‘close friend, strategic partner’
Anastasiades affirmed the need for cooperation with Egypt during the current stage, calling it “even more important” than earlier.
Additional metro trains to be operated to reduce rail overcrowding: Transport Ministry
The last train will take off from the third line's El Shams Club metro station at 7:15 p.m and from the second line's Ataba station at 7:45 p.m, the ministry said.
Millions vulnerable to poverty although world does not suffer food shortage: IFAD
According to the World Food Programme, 265 million people would suffer from hunger by the end of this year due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Justice Minister: Court sessions will be partially resumed Saturday
In statements to MENA chief editor, he added that this measure will continue for two weeks ahead of resuming all court sessions nationwide.
Health Ministry: COVID-19 mobile app updated
The citizen will then be asked to answer some questions that determine the infection possibility, she added.
Premier League to restart on 17 June
The biggest league in the world is set to restart on 17 June after three months of suspension amid coronavirus outbreak.
Egypt records 1,127 new coronavirus cases, 29 deaths
Egypt recorded 1,127 new coronavirus, COVID-19 cases, Thursday, raising the total number of confirmed cases since the outbreak in Egypt to 20,793.
Egypt repatriates stranded 245 nationals from Abu Dhabi
The plane landed in the airport on Thursday evening, coming from the Emirati capital, Abu Dhabi.
Egypt's Ministry of Tourism & Antiquities organizes a virtual tour for Tutankhamun’ s hall
Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities and Virtual Mid East organised a virtual tour for Tutankhamun’ s hall at the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir on May 28.
Contacts of infected deputy Aswan governor test negative for coronavirus
Ehab Hanafy told Egypt Today that authorities continue their sterilization campaigns in the governorate’s office after Yehia tested positive for the pandemic.
Cypriot president hails Egypt’s efforts to achieve regional stability
Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades has praised Egypt’s efforts in achieving stability and combating terrorism and illegal immigration, in a phone call with Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah El Sisi, the Egyptian Presidency said in a statement.
Why Upward Curve Of Covid Cases Haunts GHMC Areas In Hyderabad?
Every day 30 to 40 people from GHMC limits are being admitted in Gandhi hospital after testing positive. This has been the situation for quite some time in three districts (Hyderabad and part of Ranga Reddy and Medchal-Malkajgiri) that are under GHMC limits. While 85 percent of Telangana is almost free from Corona cases for last few weeks, the situation in GHMC is exactly the opposite.
Uncertainty Looms Over Bonalu Festival In Hyderabad
Even as the government is yet to take a decision on organising the Bonalu festival, the process has already begun in the city with temple authorities forming committees for the State festival in June-July.
Muslim Man Buried In Hindu Cemetery After Denial In Muslim Graveyards In Hyderabad
A Muslim man who recently died in Hyderabad was finally laid to rest in a Hindu cemetery after being turned away at several graveyards in the city, on the suspicion that he died of the coronavirus.
BBMP wastes time in felicitation, ignores rain preparedness
The BBMP council, which met for three and half hours, failed to discuss rain preparedness despite widespread damage caused by more than 200 trees/tree branches falling in the past one week and two people losing lives in rain-related incidents on Tuesday.
Migrant crisis: HC takes cognisance of woman's death on train; two more die on 'Shramik Specials' meanwhile
The Patna High Court on Thursday took suo motu cognisance of the death of a woman on board a train carrying migrants from Gujarat to Bihar, after a video clip of her little son fiddling with the
Amid lockdown, BBMP nets Rs 1,028 crore in property tax
The BMMP has collected Rs 1,028 crore property tax in the first two months of the financial year 2020-21, reaching 42% of its target amidst the lockdown.
Karnataka govt relaxes norms to claim relief package
The government relaxed norms to claim one-time relief for artisans, barbers, auto and taxi drivers here Thursday. The Cabinet decision was after complaints of inconvenience caused to the
Opposition questions lack of transparency in ration funding
The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) council meeting got off to a stormy start on Thursday with the ruling party coming under fire over the release of nearly Rs 20 crore to several organisations by bypassing the transparency rules.
Trump to exercise the might of his presidential powers on Twitter for daring to fact-check his tweets
He is working on signing an executive order to make the companies liable for content on their platforms but it may not pass Congress' muster
Google could pick up stake in Vodafone Idea
A report in the Financial Times says Alphabet, Google’s parent company, is looking to buy 5 per cent stake in Vodafone's India business.
How Logan man plans to break $17M Lotto win news to his family
Hey Dad, nice new wheels… A Logan man is planning to break the news to his family that he won more than $17 million in last night’s Powerball draw by pulling into his driveway in a flash new car.
Here’s what R120 million buys you – now that real estate can operate at level 3
The real estate industry will resume operations under level 3 lockdown on Monday, 1 June.
South Africa should delay reopening of schools: Human Rights Commission
The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) has written to minister of Basic Education Angie Motshekga recommending that she reconsider the return of students to schools from 1 June.
29,240 confirmed coronavirus cases in South Africa as deaths climb to 611
Health minister Dr Zweli Mkhize has announced that there are now 29,240 confirmed cases of coronavirus in South Africa.
Capitec sends out Covid-19 warning
Capitec, one of South Africa’s largest banks, has warned that the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic will dent future earnings.
27,403 confirmed coronavirus cases in South Africa as deaths climb to 577
Health minister Dr Zweli Mkhize has announced that there are now 27,403 confirmed cases of coronavirus in South Africa.
Finbond Group plans to sell its South African operation and delist from the JSE
Credit-provider Finbond says that as part of its short and medium term strategic objectives, it plans on selling its South African operations to focus on North America and Europe.
Pick n Pay opens alcohol pre-orders online as it prepares for high demand from 1 June
Pick n Pay customers can now pre-order liquor from its online shop and all orders will be delivered from 1 June 2020.
Layoffs, pay cuts and shutdowns as major South African hotels count R1.7 billion in losses
South African hotel and gaming group Tsogo Sun has recorded R1.7 billion in exceptional losses for the full year ended March 2020, after a nationwide Covid-19 lockdown led to a near-complete closure of its hotels.
Bank mortgage lending is drying up in South Africa
The South African Reserve Bank (SARB) says that banks have adopted a relatively conservative approach to mortgage lending.
Trump signs social media order after Twitter fact-checks him
President Donald Trump signed an executive order that seeks to limit liability protections social-media companies enjoy after Twitter began selective fact checks of his posts on the platform.
Ramaphosa on South Africa’s cigarette ban, alcohol sales, and a move to lockdown level 2
South Africa’s level 3 regulations are appropriate for ‘right now’ and the country is already targeting a move to level 2 of the lockdown with fewer restrictions, says president Cyril Ramaphosa.
South Africa’s Covid-19 cases by age
Health Minister Zweli Mkhize has announced that South Africa has recorded a total of 27,403 Covid-19 cases as of 28 May 2020.
Government is drafting new rules for workers under level 3 lockdown
Minister of Employment and labour Thulas Nxesi says that government is working on a new labour directive for South Africa’s level 3 lockdown.
Expect a big jump in the petrol price next week
In a dramatic reversal of April’s chaotic fuel market, fuel prices are set to climb in June, the Automobile Association (AA) says, citing unaudited month-end fuel price data released by the Central Energy Fund.
5 important things happening in South Africa today
If you get mingled up in the criminality of illegal cigarettes, the law must take its course, says Dlamini-Zuma; the Eastern Cape is facing a massive coronovirus problem; and the tourism industry is on its knees, lobbying government to open up at level 3.
The number of coronavirus tests done in every province in South Africa
New data presented by the National Health Laboratory Service (NHLS) reveals how many Covid-19 tests have been conducted in South Africa across all provinces to date.
Staying close to your customers, even when you’re apart
How to achieve better engagements, improved customer experience, more sales and increased job satisfaction.
South Africa’s diesel shortage to last several weeks
A shortage of diesel fuel in South Africa will ease up in a few weeks when about 30% of its refining capacity, idled because of a drop in demand spurred by the Covid-19 lockdown, will return to service.
Elon Musk earns £625 million payday after Tesla hits targets
Tesla chief executive Elon Musk has seen his wealth boosted by £625 million after his company hit a number of performance targets.The electric car maker passed the milestones of a total market value of 100 billion dollars (£81 billion) and making 20 billion (£16 billion) in revenue for four quarters triggering the compensation package.A filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission said Mr Musk can buy 1.69 million shares of Tesla for 350.02 dollars (£284.03), compared to its most recent closing price of 805.81 dollars (£653.93).It was not clear if Mr Musk, whose wealth is estimated at 39 billion dollars (£31.7 billion) by Forbes magazine, exercised the options.
Baffert's horses in new doping cases
Two horses trained by US racing legend Bob Baffert have failed drug tests at a recent meeting in Arkansas. The two horses, including highly rated Kentucky Derby contender Charlatan, tested positive at the Oaklawn Park meeting on May 2. The meeting is a qualifying...
Purton kicks to three-win lead
Zac Purton will start Sunday's 11-race Sha Tin card with a precious three-win lead over Joao Moreira in the jockeys' premiership, after snaring a treble on Wednesday night. However, the Australian will have two rides fewer - nine to his arch rival's full book of...
Tony Cruz closes in on Ricky Yiu with treble
Hong Kong's "living legend" Tony Cruz has his eyes fixed on long-time trainers' premiership leader Ricky Yiu, following a treble that took him to 51 wins for the term, just six off the top spot. "I think I'd better give it a go," said last Sunday's Group 1 Standard...
Magazzino Italian Art Tests New Social Distancing Technology Ahead of Reopening
As art institutions in the United States work on plans to reopen amid the Covid-19 pandemic, administrators are tasked with developing new protocols that will protect staff and visitors and are rethinking the museum experience. While professional organizations such as the International Committee for Museums and Collections of Modern Art (CIMAM) have issued guidelines that address how to prevent overcrowding, manage facilities, and communicate with the public, museums will still have much to figure out for themselves. For Magazzino Italian Art in Cold Spring, New York, this meant countless
Daily Drawings: Week Six
As people around the world stay indoors to curb the spread of Covid-19, Artforum has invited artists to share a drawing—however they would like to define the word—made in self-isolation. Check back each day this week for a new work by a different artist.
More Than 1,500 Hong Kong Artists, Academics Protest China’s New National Security Legislation
More than 1,500 arts and culture workers have signed a petition protesting the legislative plan passed Thursday by China’s National People’s Congress, granting the country the right to suppress subversion, secession, and any acts that might be seen as threats to national security, including political organizing. By being pushed through Congress, it bypassed the Hong Kong government and also grants mainland security forces the authority to operate in the territory. Democracy advocates fear the legislation—which will be drafted in the coming weeks and is expected to be implemented in September—marks
Following Second Wave of Infections, South Korea’s Museums Close
Effective today, South Korea is reimplementing lockdown measures—including the closure of public spaces—in Seoul for the next two weeks, until June 14. Museums, parks, and art galleries in the capital cautiously reopened earlier this month, but yesterday marked the highest rate of new Covid-19 infections in seven weeks, with sixty-seven of the seventy-nine new cases from the greater Seoul area, reports The Guardian. The national tally is now 11,402 confirmed cases and 269 deaths.Following the resurgence of infections, national health minister Park Neung-hoo reintroduced restrictions on cultural
EU’s $826 Billion Recovery Plan Criticized over Lack of Cultural Funding
European cultural figures are protesting a new $826 billion recovery plan that aims to mitigate the economic fallout facing the twenty-seven member states of the European Union because of the coronavirus pandemic. While the relief package has been described as ambitious by lawmakers, representatives from the EU’s creative industries are saying it does not provide enough funding for the arts, failing one of the sectors worst hit by the ongoing global health crisis.“This is about all of us and it is way bigger than any one of us,” said Ursula von der Leyen, the European Commission president, as
In January, Viktor Kiš, a sculptor and festival organizer with little museum experience, was installed by the Serbian prime minister as acting director of the Museum of Contemporary Art Belgrade (MoCAB). Although it might not allay local professionals’ concerns about favoritism and expertise, the first project under the new directorship—the ephemeral takeover of one of the museum’s spaces by the Turkish collective :mentalKLINIK—nonetheless serves as a choice metaphor for the hollowing out of public institutions laid bare by the Covid-19 crisis.The site of this installation is likewise fraught.
Eddie Hearn open to Dillian Whyte vs. Francis Ngannou crossover fight towards end of 2020
This probably isn’t happening, but it’s a way to keep Dillian Whyte’s name in the headlines.
Italy's Serie A gets green light for 20 June restart
Serie A will be the fourth of Europe’s top five domestic leagues to restart following the Bundesliga, which resumed on 16 May, and La Liga and the English Premier League, which are also due to get underway again in June.
Bishop Lavis community to protest reopening of schools
The group's Rodney Zeeberg said that grade 7 and matric pupils were being led to the 'slaughterhouse'.
Mapisa-Nqakula: Investigations into Collins Khosa’s death still ongoing
This was despite an inquiry by the SANDF clearing the four members implicated in his death.
Bapela concerned about social distancing at liquor outlets
From Monday, South Africans will also be able to buy alcohol but only from Monday to Thursday between 9 am and 5pm.
Rand, stocks drop with focus on US response to China over Hong Kong
The rand treaded water for most the session and but saw some selling late on after the trade balance for April swung to a large deficit as exports tumbled.
Racism cannot be 'normal' in US, Obama says of latest police killing
"This shouldn't be 'normal' in 2020 America," former US President Obama said of the death of Minneapolis man George Floyd and several other recent racial incidents in the country.
Over 96,000 COVID-19 tests yet to be processed in SA - Health dept
The department said this was the result of a lack of extraction kits as demand for testing increased globally.
The new normal: How safe are beaches?
Spending time outdoors is a low-risk activity in the era of the coronavirus. It has many benefits - as long as you keep your distance.
PIC extends CFO Matshepo More's suspension
Matshepo More, who assumed the role of acting CEO while Dan Matjila was placed on suspension, was also suspended for interfering with the work of the commission.
GDE recruits 10,000 unemployed young people for youth brigade programme
The department announced earlier this month that it would be recruiting about 7,000 youth to assist enforce health and safety protocols in schools.
South Africans quench thirst with moonshine during lockdown ban
South Africa imposed a lockdown on 27 March and banned alcohol in a bid to ease hospital workloads, help the public stick to social distancing rules and prevent a rise in domestic violence. A partial lifting of the ban is set for 1 June.
7 more deaths take EC's COVID-19 fatalities to 77
The Eastern Cape government said that COVID-19 screening, contact tracing and testing would be bolstered in the Nelson Mandela Bay, Buffalo City, Chris Hani and OR Tambo municipalities.
It’s lit now! British American Tobacco heads to court over cigarette sale ban
Government has come under fire from smokers around the country for refusing to allow the sale of cigarettes from Monday – when the country moves to level 3 lockdown - but giving alcohol the green light.
Top Cape Town sports teams to participate in Esports competition
EsportSA has been working closely with traditional sports brands over the past few months in efforts to pull traditional sports into the digital realm and is now proud to announce the #3teams1city Super Challenge.
SA's credit growth slows to 7.37% year on year in April
Expansion in the broadly defined M3 measure of money supply quickened to 10.47% in April from 9.49% in March.
Teacher unions, governing body groups urge schools not to reopen on Monday
Teacher unions and the governing body associations are warning that the reopening of schools on Monday will be a grievous mistake as this would disadvantage institutions that have not yet received personal protective equipment.
With no deaths, Namibia to further ease coronavirus lockdown
Namibia has received international praise after recording only 22 confirmed COVID-19 infections with 14 recoveries.
Europe moves ahead with lockdown easing, but caution in Asia
As much of the world grapples to find the path forward, with the deadly virus still spreading in some places and a vaccine at best a distant reality, Europe is slowly emerging from isolation.
A world redrawn: Pop can keep us together, says star DJ David Guetta
The 52-year-old Grammy-winning French DJ will perform a livestreamed set from New York for COVID-19 relief, starting Saturday after the nightly clap for health workers.
African Union chief condemns US police killing of George Floyd
Other officials at the AU, headquartered in Ethiopia, have also made clear they were disturbed by George Floyd's death.
EU regulator promises speedy review of potential COVID-19 drug remdesivir
The announcement comes two weeks after the EMA head told the European Parliament it may give an initial green light for sale of remdesivir as a COVID-19 treatment.
Lawyer representing hairdressers plans to appeal court ruling
With level 3 regulations set to come into effect next week, those in the hair and beauty industry were still not being allowed to fully operate.
Ricciardo talked to Ferrari before McLaren move
Ricciardo is of Italian descent and has long been considered an obvious target for Ferrari, the sport’s oldest and most glamorous team.
NHLS employee among those who succumbed to COVID-19
Health Minister Zweli Mkhize has also confirmed that 1,466 more people have tested positive, bringing the number of known cases in the country to 27,403.
Health protocols 'must be met' before domestic workers return to work
They are among the eight million workers that Patel said would be heading back to help to get the wheels of the economy turning again after weeks of lockdown.
UKZN graduate who survived a stroke beats the odds to get her degree
Nokubonga Sithole suffered a stroke that paralysed the left side of her body in October 2018. She received treatment in hospital and was later discharged to begin her recovery at home.
Old Mutual hopes to make announcement on new CEO soon - chairperson
The 175-year-old insurer has been led by acting CEO Iain Williamson since the abrupt sacking of ex-CEO Peter Moyo in June last year.
Pompeo says Trump to act on Chinese students
Trump earlier said that he will hold a press conference Friday about China amid soaring tensions between the two powers, including over the status of Hong Kong and the novel coronavirus pandemic.
Gauteng's spike in COVID-19 cases due to Merafong mine infections - Makhura
Over the last week, there has been an increase of 921 cases, the biggest weekly jump since the virus hit Gauteng.
Nxesi: Employers must provide PPE, sanitisers for returning domestic workers
On Monday, service staff will join over 8 million South African employees who will be returning to work for the first time since the lockdown was enforced in March.
Non-contact federations ask govt to reconsider impact of restricting sport
For the sake of the survival of the sports economy during the Covid-19 lockdown, these federations appealed to government to consider the economic and health impact of restricting organised sport in South Africa.
Metro police make several arrests in Manenberg after shootings
One of the suspects was taken into custody on Thursday night after he was found in possession of an illegal firearm and 11 rounds of ammunition.
Twitter conceals Trump tweet for 'glorifying violence'
Twitter said it was placing a 'public interest notice' on a Trump message about protests in Minneapolis over the death of an unarmed black man at the hands of the police.
CoCT urges Dlamini-Zuma to consider opening parks, beaches
Cape Town Mayor Dan Plato said that there'd been calls by residents to open recreational areas.
SAHRC urges Motshekga to postpone reopening of schools by a week
Teachers returned to school this week and already there've been several COVID-19 infections confirmed at a number of schools.
Motshekga admits dept faces several setbacks ahead of schools reopening
Minister Angie Motshekga visited three schools in Gauteng to assess their state of readiness.
AMINA J MOHAMMED: After COVID-19, Africa can build back better
We must have faith that the pandemic is only a partial eclipse, and that Africa’s sun will shine again, writes Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations Amina J Mohammed.
Ennerdale police station closed after officer tests positive for COVID-19
The station was evacuated for deep cleaning and decontamination, while members who had come into contact with the infected officer were undergoing screening and testing.
Mkhize: We must accept new reality that COVID-19 will be here for long time
Health Minister Zweli Mkhize and other Health Department officials briefed the country on the effectiveness of the lockdown during the coronavirus pandemic..
SAA's BRPs criticised for delaying rescue plan
The plan was expected to be made public on Friday but the practitioners have asked for an extension to 8 June.
Bishop Lavis group urges parents not to send pupils to school on 1 June
Schools are meant to reopen on that day, with grades 7s and matrics expected to return to the classroom for the first time since mid-March due to the coronavirus.
Around 7,800 hospital beds required in WC for COVID-19 peak, estimates show
The peak of the infection was expected to be around the end of June and beginning of July.
US braces for more protests over police killing of George Floyd
Hundreds of people began marching in Minneapolis in the late afternoon, while in St. Paul, just to the east, police said there was ongoing looting.
DA given a week to file submissions challenging lockdown regulations
The official opposition has taken exception to the regulations and vowed to challenge the legitimacy the of National Disaster Management Act in court.
Talks with hairdressers on safety measures under way - Dlamini-Zuma
The minister on Thursday gave an overview of what citizens can expect from Monday when the regulations for level 3 of the lockdown kick in.
Cele: Alcohol sale doesn’t mean people should break the law
The minister said people should stick to the times and days when alcohol would be sold during level 3 regulations.
White House dares Twitter by reposting flagged Trump tweet
Twitter concluded that Trump fell afoul of its policies with a late-night tweet on violent anti-police protests in Minneapolis, when he called the protesters "THUGS" and warned of military intervention.
Parktown Boys' High principal back at work as GDE wraps up Enock Mpianzi probe
Malcolm Williams was suspended by Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi in January as part of the process to investigate the tragic death of 13-year-old Enock Mpianzi at the beginning of the year.
Tobacco industry using 'deadly' tactics to hook kids: WHO
The WHO said cigarette firms were still trying out all manner of ways to get youngsters lighting up -- and it was no accident that the vast majority of smokers start before they turn 18.
Record number of virus cases, 1,000 dead in 24 hours in Brazil
The South American country has the world's second highest number of confirmed novel coronavirus cases - 438,238 - after the United States.
Sars ‘rogue unit’ report: EFF, Mkhwebane lose ConCourt appeal against Gordhan
Their action related to a recommendation made last year by Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane against Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan.
Gordhan welcomes ConCourt ruling on Sars rogue unit interdict
The minister sought to suspend an order of remedial action regarding the alleged South African Revenue Service (Sars) rogue unit while he took the Public Protector’s findings on review.
Lesotho court revokes former first lady Maesiah Thabane’s bail
The former Prime Minister Tom Thabane’s third wife was granted bail by the high court for the alleged killing of Thabane’s second wife Lipolelo.
Muslim Judicial Council urges mosques not to reopen yet
The MJC said it believed the decision to reopen places of worship such as mosques should not be made hastily while the number of COVID-19 infections continued to rise.
SAA’s BRPs ask for another extension to finalise rescue plan
This will be their fourth extension since taking charge of the embattled airline since December last year.
Rand falls, focus on Trump's Hong Kong response
Locally, market participants awaited April trade balance figures as well as monthly budget balance numbers due later in the day.
ANALYSIS: How SA can balance control of COVID-19 and avoid economic disaster
South Africa's management of the COVID-19 pandemic must now shift from a centrally regulated approach to one that enables participation and compliance by communities, workers and businesses.
It's not your wedding day - yet: COVID-19 gatecrashes weddings
According to research conducted by the Wedding Expo, the bridal industry was worth an estimated R20 billion a year.
Monkeys snatch coronavirus samples in India
The coronavirus has been detected in animals, though there is no confirmation that the disease can then be passed on to humans.
Spike Lee blasts Trump's handling of COVID-19 pandemic
Film director Spike Lee is horrified by the high death rate in America due to the global health crisis and he believes US President Donald Trump's suggestions such as using bleach, UV light and anti-malarial drugs to treat the virus, will lead to even more deaths.
Govt, scientists working to produce COVID-19 test reagents locally
As the demand for screening and testing increased, Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize earlier this week warned of a looming testing kit shortage.
Biles 'praying for the best' with rescheduled Games
Senior international Olympic official John Coates said last week that Tokyo organisers face 'real problems' putting on the Games next year while Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has said the event cannot be postponed further.
Mantashe warns mines over COVID-19 compliance, Nxesi worried about worker safety
Economic cluster ministers in the national coronavirus command council are briefing the media on the level 3 lockdown regulations pertaining to their departments.
'We're a deeply divided society': inside the battle for Hong Kong
Australian-born, Hong Kong-based journalist Antony Dapiran says the protests have at their worst resembled medieval warfare.
Cairns boy dead after alleged scuffle in suburban park
Police say the 12-year-old boy was involved in a physical altercation between two groups in a Cairns suburb when he fell to the ground unconscious.
My life as a caterpillar (or what lockdown has really done to us)
As we take our first tentative steps back towards normality, it's worth remembering what was going on inside that cocoon.
The pandemic has tightened Putin's economic grip but spells trouble for the future
The coronavirus has allowed Vladimir Putin to expand the Russian state's involvement in its economy, but it creates some long-term issues.
Boat found in search for missing fisherman
A third day of search efforts are under way to find Hervey Bay man Paul Brazier, 37, with authorities working to determine if a boat found on Thursday was his.
'Somebody Feed Phil': Phil Rosenthal Tells Us What Nobody Can Feed Him
Everybody's favorite happy, hungry man will be traveling all across the sea and the land again when the long-awaited Season 3 of "Somebody Feed Phil" finally launches Friday on Netflix
'Somebody Feed Phil': Phil Rosenthal Tells Us What Nobody Can Feed Him
Everybody's favorite happy, hungry man will be traveling all across the sea and the land again when the long-awaited Season 3 of "Somebody Feed Phil" finally launches Friday on Netflix
'Step Up: High Water' Picked Up at Starz After YouTube Cancellation
Tricia Helfer joins the show, which will be reimagined -- and retitled -- for Season 3
English Premier League Soccer Sets June 17 Return on NBC Sports
The English Premier League announced its intentions to resume its 2020 play on June 17, while cautioning that the ultimate decision will reside on safety.
Paul Feig to Direct 'The School for Good and Evil' For Netflix
Paul Feig will direct "The School for Good and Evil," based on Soman Chainani's bestselling novel of the same name, for Netflix.
Christian Cooper 'Uncomfortable' That White Woman Who Called the Cops on Him Lost Her Job
Central Park birdwatcher appeared on "The View" Thursday to discuss the response to his now-viral video
Cate Blanchett to Star in 'Borderlands' Video Game Adaptation
"Mrs. America" actress Cate Blanchett will play Lilith, one of the "Borderlands" game trilogy's protagonists, in Eli Roth's adaptation at Lionsgate
Long Odds: China's bet on REITs draws skeptics
SHANGHAI/BEIJING — China’s plans to introduce real estate investment trusts (REITs) mark a crucial step to get private money to fund infrastructure such as toll roads and sewage systems, but authorities have their work cut out in creating a fully-fledged market.
Argentina knocks back new debt proposal but says talks progressing
BUENOS AIRES — Argentina knocked back a new debt restructuring proposal from key creditor groups on Thursday as insufficient, but said the offer showed progress was being made toward striking a deal.
Pandemic's hit to Japan's factory, retail sectors deeper than expected
TOKYO — Japan’s April factory output fell at a much faster-than-expected pace and retail sales tumbled the most in more than two decades as a coronavirus-triggered state of emergency dealt a heavy blow to the economy.
Big Banks Must Face Forex Manipulation Claims, U.S. Judge Rules
(Bloomberg) — A group of banks failed to persuade a judge to throw out a lawsuit claiming they conspired to rig foreign exchange rates.
Pharma chiefs say coronavirus vaccine could be ready this year, but challenges 'daunting'
Pharmaceutical company executives say one or several COVID-19 vaccines could begin rolling out before 2021, but warned the challenges would be 'daunting' as it was estimated that 15 billion doses would be needed to halt the pandemic.
'Antigone' wins five trophies, including best picture, at Canadian Screen Awards
The refugee drama "Antigone" was declared best motion picture on the final night of the Canadian Screen Awards as the film won five trophies, tying with "The Song of Names," which got the same amount.
Cannabis And Frankincense Discovered At Ancient "Holy Of Holies" Altar
Resting atop two limestone altars located at the entrance of Israel’s “holy of holies” shrine are the black residual remains of cannabis and frankincense,
Fertility Diary: Coronavirus Put IVF On Hold
"Aside from the devastating loss of life and jobs, the pandemic has put so many fertility journeys on hold."
“I Burned A Hole In My Skin”: The Horrors Of DIY Freckle Removal
Freckle devices bought online are putting women in incredibly dangerous situations.
Mercury Is In Cancer. Grab The Tissues
Chatty Mercury officially enters intuitive Cancer on 28th May, and you might want to stock up on tissues. The messenger planet will be spending an unusual amount of time in the emotional sign of Cancer this year — like, almost four times longer than usual.
Can UV Light Actually Kill Coronavirus?
Earlier this month, it was revealed that New York City would start testing out ultraviolet lamps in an attempt to rid public transportation, such as subway cars and buses, of coronavirus. The pilot program will cost the Big Apple $1 million — and if it works, it could be a game changer.
Where To Buy Prints Online For Your Walls
Gallery walls are a great way to bring your home to life and make it your own. But finding the perfect prints can be tricky. Which is where we come in.
You Have 7 New Netflix Treats To Binge This Weekend — Here’s What’s Worth Watching
You've been waiting for Space Force. Now it's here. It's time to find out if you should tune in right this second.
This Twitter Trend Is Helping Support The People Protesting George Floyd’s Murder
A Twitter trend where people “match” donations to the Minnesota Freedom Fund has gone viral, with over 27,000 tweets mentioning the organization as of Thursday afternoon and celebrities like Lin-Manuel Miranda tweeting the link to his 3 million followers.
Why I Cherish My Superficial Friendships & You Should Too
Low maintenance, good at providing escapism – are superficial friendships the way forward?
英外相： 若中國不停止推動「港版國安法」 將擴大BNO持有人留英期限及可工作就學
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CACOVID’s hospital equipment for Nasarawa, Gombe
Governments of Nasarawa and Gombe States have inaugurated three new isolation centres equipped by the Private Sector-led ...
Katsina building 722-bed centre - The Nation Nigeria
Governor Aminu Bello Masari of Katsina State on Thursday announced plans to build additional 722 isolation centres to accommodate ...
Wanda Sykes & Scott Baio Argue Politics On Twitter After Joe Biden’s ‘You Ain’t Black’ Comment
When Democratic Presidential candidate Joe Biden told Charlamagne tha God last week during an interview that if “you have a problem figuring out
Justin Theroux’s War With His Neighbor Continues – He Called 911 After Recording Him Allegedly Threatening His Wife
Actor Justin Theroux has been at war with his neighbor for three years now, TMZ reported. Justin is now claiming that he has a recording of his
Simulating dead bodies could help calculate an accurate time of death
Forensic scientists currently use basic temperature measurements to determine time of death, but a 3D simulation of the entire body could give much more accurate estimates
Late-Stage Study Combines an Antiviral with Immune Modulator For Treating COVID-19 Patients
Actemra, RoActemra, and Remdesivir treatment study launched
Israeli Scientists Find Traces of Cannabis and Frankincense on 2,700-Year-Old Altars
Israeli researchers have analyzed organic residues from two altars of the 8th century BC shrine at the Biblical fortress of Arad and found that one of them contained frankincense that was mixed with animal fat for evaporation; on the other altar, cannabis substance was mixed with animal dung to enable its mild heating.
New Evidence Suggests Some Jurassic Theropod Dinosaurs were Cannibals
An analysis of the fossilized vertebrate remains from the Jurassic Mygatt-Moore Quarry in Colorado has revealed the bones of a theropod dinosaur called Allosaurus that bear tooth marks made by this and other large-bodied carnivorous dinosaurs.
Westerlund 2’s Core is No Place to Form Planets, Astronomers Say
Astronomers using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope have observed young stars in a crowded stellar cluster called Westerlund 2. They’ve found that lower-
Marine Biologists Discover New Species of Red Alga
A team of marine biologists from China and the United Kingdom has revised the taxonomy of Pyropia, a large genus of red alga (seaweed) in the family Bangiaceae, and described a new species and four new genera.
Study: Women with Neanderthal Progesterone Gene Have Higher Fertility
Almost one in three women with European descent inherited a genetic variant of the progesterone receptor called V660L from Neanderthals.
New Observatory Will Track Near-Earth Satellites and Space Debris
With the construction of a new research observatory, the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum fuer Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) is taking the next step in determining the nature and trajectory of objects in low-Earth orbit as quickly, precisely and reliably as possible. This is fundamental for the future of spaceflight as it is the only way to prevent collisions between objects such as space debris and active satellites.
In Planet Formation, It's Location, Location, Location
Astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope are finding that planets have a tough time forming in the rough-and-tumble central region of the massive, crowded star cluster Westerlund 2. Located 20,000 light-years away, Westerlund 2 is a unique laboratory to study stellar evolutionary processes because it's relatively nearby, quite young, and contains a large stellar population.
Nanosatellite with global mission tested for space
ESA's largest antenna test facility remains operational despite the COVID-19 pandemic, performing pre-flight testing for the latest satellite in a constellation to serve the internet of things.
Distance from Brightest Stars Is Key to Preserving Primordial Discs
The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope was used to conduct a three-year study of the crowded, massive and young star cluster Westerlund 2. The research found that the material encircling stars near the cluster's centre is mysteriously devoid of the large, dense clouds of dust that would be expected to become planets in a few million years.
NASA's AIM Spots First Arctic Noctilucent Clouds of the Season
Ice-blue clouds are drifting high above the Arctic, which means the Northern Hemisphere's noctilucent cloud season is here.
Fresh Antimatter Study Will Help Search for Dark Matter
The ALICE collaboration has presented new results on the production rates of antideuterons based on data collected at the highest collision energy delivered so far at the Large Hadron Collider.
Mergers between galaxies trigger activity in their core
Active galactic nuclei (AGNs) play a major role in galaxy evolution. Astronomers from the University of Groningen and Netherlands Institute for Space Research have now used a record-sized sample of galaxies to confirm that galaxy mergers have a positive effect on igniting AGNs.
ESPRESSO confirms the presence of an Earth around the nearest star
The existence of a planet the size of Earth around the closest star in the solar system, Proxima Centauri, has been confirmed by an international team of scientists including researchers from the University of Geneva (UNIGE). The results, which you can read all about in the journal Astronomy and Astrophysics, reveal that the planet in question, Proxima b, has a mass of 1.17 earth masses and is located in the habitable zone of its star, which it orbits in 11.2 days.
Day after Trump’s mediation offer, India says engaged with China to peacefully solve LAC issue
Responding to questions on Trump’s offer, Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) spokesperson Anurag Srivastava said, “We are engaged with the Chinese side to peacefully resolve this issue.”
Ahmedabad: Migrant worker falls to death while sleeping
According to police, the incident occurred at 5.30 pm on Tuesday at Ramdev Estate building in Vatva GIDC (Gujarat Industrial Development Corporation) phase 4 when the victim was sleeping on the floor of the gallery section on the first floor.
Ahmedabad BJP chief tests positive; state tally at 15,593
The state overall reported 361 cases on Thursday and 19 died, of which 16 were in Ahmedabad, taking the death toll in the state to 964. The state tally stands at 15,593.
In Sayajibaug zoo, lockdown has given privacy for tigers to mate
Due to the Covid-19 lockdown, construction work on the new enclosures inside the zoo has been suspended since March end along with the suspension of visitors. Absence of visitors and workers has given the much needed privacy to the animals, especially the big cats that do not usually mate in full public view.
From Mumbai, workers fly to Jharkhand on plane rented by NLSIU alumni
They were part of a group of 174 labourers — daily wagers, auto drivers and construction workers — from Jharkhand, living in Mumbai, who boarded a plane that was leased by a group of alumni of National Law School of India University (NLSIU).
Surat: Door-to-door survey helps early diagnosis
Among the three cities that account for nearly 88 per cent of Gujarat’s total Covid-19 cases, Surat has the highest recovery rate at 69.3 per cent, followed by Vadodara at 57 per cent and Ahmedabad at 44 per cent.
Gujarat: AMA wants testing in pvt hospitals with no govt interference, moves HC
The plea also points out that family members of a lab-confirmed positive patient are not being permitted to be tested and are being made to wait for approvals up to three or five days, by when “ much damage is already done.”
Covid treatment at VS Hospital not feasible: AMC
Another reason cited was that those who opt for regular treatments and OPD services at VS Hospital, will face difficulties if beds are reserved here for Covid-19 treatment, “which can further increase the mortality rate.”
16 deaths in city, all from East Ahmedabad
247 new cases of Covid-19 reported in 24 hours, taking tally to 11,344 in the district; number of cases in Guj touches 15,572
‘Fight until the very end’
This is the life motto of the then-19-year-old fashion design aspirant, who has been homebound since meeting with an accident 11 years and eight months ago; her
Govt's 'Aatmanirbhar' plan hits a legal hurdle
Surat activist sends legal notice to CM and junior health minister claiming people are not getting loan as promised by the State government
Concerned citizens write letter to CJ after bench change
Advocates and activists express disappointment and serious concern over the reconstitution of the bench hearing suo motu plea and PIL on Covid
Madam Mayor, where’s your mask?
The first citizen should always be the first one to follow rules. However, at a charity event in the city on Thursday, Mayor Bijal Patel
Zydus, Columbia, KD to share 50% beds now
After HC order, these 3 private hospitals agreed to share 213 of 425 beds with AMC for Covid treatment
HC reconstitutes bench hearing Covid pleas
Bench of J B Pardiwala and I J Vora that heard suo motu petition and other pleas on Covid-19 pandemic has been restructured. The bench of Chief Justice Vikram N
We will not change Covid-19 testing policy: Gujarat to HC
Says allowing unrestrained testing could lead to fear psychosis; also cites expert panel’s report, ICMR guidelines to support decision
Dana White thanks John Oliver for ‘UF-Sea’ idea, but ‘I’m not giving you a cut’
Dana White jumped on the chance to trademark the name "UF-Sea," and he thanked "Last Week Tonight" host John Oliver for the idea.
Energy refill: Yazzus is turning high-speed dance music into a transcendent experience
Raise your gun fingers for Yazzus, the rising DJ who's here to take you to the fifth dimension
2020 British and Australian Grands Prix cancelled
The ongoing coronavirus outbreak and resulting calendar changes have obliged the cancellation of both events
WACA left fuming after India Test snub
Perth: Western Australian Cricket Association (WACA) chairman Tuck Waldron expressed his displeasure after the stadium in Perth was overlooked for hosting a Test against India later this year.The four Tests of the much-anticipated Border-Gavaskar Tro
ICC defers decision on WT20
Dubai: The International Cricket Council (ICC) Board met via teleconference on Thursday with all agenda items deferred until June 10 following a discussion, led by Chairman Shashank Manohar, around the issue of confidentiality.After months of uncerta
Govt, non-govt offices to reopen from June 8 in Bengal: CM
KOLKATA: As the fourth phase of Covid-19 lockdown draws to a close in India, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday announced that all government and non-government offices will resume their operations from June 8 across the state.Addre
Probe opens into B’desh hospital fire
Dhaka : The Bangladesh Fire Service has formed a four-member panel to investigate a fire that burned down the isolation unit and killed five patients, including three COVID-19 positive, at the United Hospital in Dhaka, it was reported on Thursday.The
Pretty Little Liars star Sasha Pieterse pregnant with 1st child
Pretty Little Liars star Sasha Pieterse is expecting her first child with actor Hudson Sheaffer. Pieterse, best known for her role as Alison DiLaurentis in the Freeform series, took to Instagram on Wednesday to share the news. The actor is due to giv
MeECL staff strike on June 1
SHILLONG: The MeECL employees and engineers will take part in the national protest day on June 1 against the proposed amendment to Electricity Bill 2020 and privatisation.In a letter to Chief Minister Conrad Sangma on Thursday, the All MeSEB Un
COVID-19 positive cases cross 1000 mark in Assam
GUWAHATI : With detection of 89 new cases of COVID-19 positive cases including 30 in Kamrup, 17 in Tinsukia, 14 in Guwahati, 14 in Dhubri, 10 in Cachar and four in Dhemaji, the number of cases in Assam has increased to 1024 at 9.40 tonight.
Covid-19 protocol for MBoSE HSSLC exams
SHILLONG: As the dates for remaining papers of HSSLC examination are nearing, the MBoSE have issued COVID-related protocols to be followed in the examination centres.The Controller of Examinations, MBoSE in a notice issued on Thursday directed that a
6 more test positive for COVID-19 in Meghalaya, tally up to 27
GUWAHATI: Number of COVID-19 positive cases is gradually increasing in Meghalaya too like it is happening in other North-eastern hill states in the wake of stranded N-E residents returning home from outside.Six more state residents who returned to Me
City bank deducts COVID aid
SHILLONG: A city-based private bank deducted the aid provided to a beneficiary causing inconvenience to him.Speaking to The Shillong Times, the complainant, Rupak Chandra Paul alleged that Axis Bank Laitumkhrah branch has deducted amount from his acc
Govt employees asked to donate one-day salary
SHILLONG: After the state government restored the deferment of salary for May, the Meghalaya State Government Employees Federation, has urged its members to contribute one-day salary to help the government in the fight against COVID-19.Earlier, the F
One more tests positive, tally now 8
SHILLONG: With one more person, who had travelled from Haryana, testing positive for COVID-19 on Thursday, the number of active cases in the state rose to 8.According to Chief Minister Conrad Sangma, the patient is in Tura and under quarantine.Earlie
HRD min assures safety of examinees
SHILLONG: Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal on Thursday said that the HRD Ministry has instituted a task force under UGC and NCERT which is working on the various guidelines with focus on the safety of the students.Pokhriyal
India records highest single-day spike, surpasses China toll
NEW DELHI: India on Friday not only recorded its largest jump in new cases as it added 7,466 new Covid patients in 24 hours, emerging as the ninth worst-hit country in the world by pandemic, but it also surpassed China's toll of 4,638 so far as it r
Morgan casts doubts on T20 World Cup
London:England's white-ball captain Eoin Morgan has cast doubts on the T20 World Cup going ahead as per schedule, saying that hosts Australia would be wary of risking a second wave of coronavirus outbreak in the country.Australia, who are scheduled t
KSU plea for waiving fees in private schools
SHILLONG: In the light of the acute economic hardship faced by the people of the state due to the indefinite lockdown, the Education Cell of the Khasi Students’ Union has stepped in to take up the cause of the teachers and the students of private sch
Less waste helps city rivers rejuvenate
SHILLONG: As commercial activities decrease due to the lockdown, major rivers in the city like the Wahumkhrah and the Umshyrpi are showing signs of improvement in water quality.Speaking to The Shillong Times, Member Secretary of Meghalaya State Pollu
Assam’s COVID-19 cases go up to 910
GUWAHATI: With detection of 30 new COVID-19 positive cases -- 16 in Golaghat, 6 in Karimganj, 2 in Lakhimpur, 2 in Cachar, 2 in Hailakandi and2 Karbi Anglong – the number of COVID-19 cases in Assam went up to 910 at 3 pm on Friday.There are 800 activ
Death of US black man in custody sparks clashes
Washington : Clashes erupted between protesters and police in the US city of Minneapolis over the death of an unarmed black man in police custody, the media reported.Video footage emerged showing, George Floyd, 46, groaning "please, I can't breathe"
Oz announce full schedule for India series
Melbourne: Cricket Australia on Thursday announced their fixtures for the summer of 2020-21. The elaborate schedule, including fixtures for men and women, consists of the much-anticipated Border-Gavaskar series between India and Australia.Kevin Rober
Nongpoh lad rescues cubs
Nongpoh: In a commendable job, a young boy hailing from Nongjri Village in Ri Bhoi District rescued five cubs of Small Indian Civet from a nearby forest on May 26.Narrating the story of the rescue, 15-year-old Lumlang Thangkhiew said that on May 26 a
PLO affirms abolition of all agreements with Israel, US
Ramallah : The Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) has affirmed the abolition of all agreements and understandings reached with the US and Israel due to the latter's planned annexation of occupied Palestinian territory.While celebrating the 56th
State to depend on Assam to resolve real estate disputes
SHILLONG: The state government will request Assam government to allow Meghalaya to utilise their Real Estate Appellate Tribunal to take up the cases of the state.The cabinet on Thursday approved a proposal in this regard.Speaking to media persons aft
Botham feels Kohli right ‘guy’ to take Indian cricket forward
London: Legendary English all-rounder Ian Botham says captain Virat Kohli is the "right guy" to take Indian cricket forward but rates Ben Stokes as the world's best player at the moment."Virat takes the game to the opposition, he takes a stand for hi
Scientists analyse samples of Lukha river
SHILLONG: The samples of Lukha river are still being analysed pertaining to the mystery of the river turning blue.Member Secretary of Meghalaya State Pollution Control Board, JH Nengnong told The Shillong Times that though there are no mining activit
Home Guard killed, two others injured
SHILLONG: A home guard was killed and two others were injured when a vehicle, while avoiding checking by the police, rammed into a checkpoint in West Jaintia Hills on Wednesday night.West Jaintia Hills SP, Lakador Syiem said in a statement that aroun
Sawkmie seeks govt aid for flood-affected
SHILLONG: Mawlai MLA PT Sawkmie has written to Chief Secretary MS Rao requesting him to sanction financial assistance at the earliest for all the flood-affected districts, so as to enable the district administration to reach out to the people financi
Gautam Gambhir father’s car stolen from outside house
New Delhi : Delhi BJP MP and former cricketer Gautam Gambhir's father's SUV was stolen from outside their residence in the Rajinder Nagar area of the national capital, the police said on Friday.The incident took place in the early hours of Friday, wh
Learning to survive despite the Government
Patricia MukhimYou only need to travel the length and breadth of Meghalaya to see people struggling to beat the pandemic at its own game. Farmers are reaping their harvests and are now trying to sell them at different points in their respective distr
State govt lays down new criteria for MBoSE affiliation
SHILLONG: Opening of new schools in Meghalaya is going to be more capital-intensive as they must fulfill some desirable but stiff conditions being set by the state government for becoming eligible for recognition and grant-in-aid.The Meghalaya Cabine
Traders clarify on broomstick procurement
SHILLONG: Meghalaya Brooms and Tezpatta Traders Association has informed that they did not stop the procurement of broomsticks from farmers/producers at the Mawiong Regulated Market at any point of time due to unavoidable circumstances arising
WHO Foundation launched to support critical health needs
Geneva : The World Health Organization (WHO) has announced the creation of the WHO Foundation, an independent grant-making entity that will support the organization's efforts to address the most pressing global health challenges.WHO Director-General
Newborn boy survives after being found buried alive
Siddhartha Nagar (Uttar Pradesh): A newly born boy who was found buried alive in the Sunoura village of Siddhartha Nagar district earlier this week, has now been christened "Dharti Putra".The infant was first admitted to the local Community Health Ce
Naomi Scott would love to play Disney villain
Actress Naomi Scott, who portrays Princess Jasmine in Aladdin, says she would love to play a Disney villain. After starring in the 2019 live action musical fantasy film Aladdin, which is the re-imagination of the 1992 animated classic from Walt Disne
Vicky Kaushal gets seven million Instagram followers
Actor Vicky Kaushal, touted as one of the most talented actors in Bollywood, has garnered a fan following of seven million on Instagram. Vicky took to Instagram, where he shared a photograph of himself giving a flying kiss. In the image, he is seen d
SWGH, EJH allow more shops to function
AMPATI/KHLIEHRIAT: The District Magistrates of South West Garo Hills and East Jaintia Hills District have allowed more shops to function in the wake of state government giving the green light on Wednesday.In SWGH, the District Magistrate allowed open
Stray animals bear the brunt of lockdown
SHILLONG: While the state government has been quick to sign an MoU with Dhyan Foundation, a Delhi-based animal welfare group, to take care of the seized cattle till the owners claim them, the same, however, does not seem to be keen in opening up of a
Power bill will not be written off: James
SHILLONG: Power Minister, James Sangma has asserted that the government cannot waive the electricity Bills in view of the lockdown, as was requested by the some villages in East Jaintia Hills along the Indo-Bangla border.Speaking to newsmen her
Leading by example
Editor,In the recent Assembly session, May 2020, Congress legislator, Charles Pyngrope made a proposal on the floor of the House to deduct the salary of all MLAs by 50%. His proposal came after the Government had decided to defer the salaries of Gove
National Games postponed indefinitely
New Delhi: The much-delayed 36th National Games, scheduled for October-November in Goa, was on Thursday postponed indefinitely due to the COVID-19 pandemic.The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) recently asked the Goa government to host the National Ga
NE’s first specialty COVID care hospital comes up in Guwahati
GUWAHATI: Northeast India’s first independent specialty hospital for treatment of COVID-19 positive patients was inaugurated in Guwahati Medical College Hospital (GMCH) premises here by Assam Health and Family Welfare Minister, Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma
5 more test positive for COVID-19 in Nagaland
GUWAHATI: Number of active COVID-19 positive cases in frontier state of Nagaland continues to go up. With detection of five more COVID-19 positive – one at Dimapur and four at Kohima, total number of active cases in Nagaland now stand at 25.Nagaland
Returnee narrates ordeal on train & at city quarantine centre
Sumit Paul came back from Haryana on May 27 and was sent to a quarantine centre managed by the state government in Polo.The 23-year-old student was among the passengers who were on the train that was attacked in Bihar's Danapur.After a harrowing jour
CRISES ON MANY FRONTS
While India is faced with a growing concern over Covid-19, the Modi government is testing its patience on several fronts. Granted that only over 10 cities are the main hotbeds of the virus attack, but, the steady rise in Covid figures, both in terms
Authorities asked to provide relief: Guv
Shillong: Governor Tathagata Roy on Thursday said the state government has asked the authorities to provide relief to people in the flood-affected districts of Garo Hills and Jaintia Hills."Carefully watching the flood situation in Meghalaya. G
IIM Shillong professor kills self
SHILLONG: A 34-year-old assistant professor of Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Shillong, hanged himself on Thursday morning.According to police, Dr Arindam Mukhopadhyay, who was originally from Burnpur in West Bengal, joined IIM-Shillong in 201
ECB delays start of domestic season
London: The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) on Thursday delayed the start of the professional domestic cricket season by another month with no activity to take place before August 1 but is likely to host West Indies in July, as scheduled.The EC
Now, SIs can file COVID cases
Shillong: The state government has allowed sub-inspectors to file complaint under the Disaster Management Act, 2005, besides the Deputy Superintendent of Police.The order from the Secretary to the Government of Meghalaya, Political Department,
PB to reopen partially today
SHILLONG: No more fretting over lost opportunities to buy the shirt you wanted, or maybe a top to go with your favourite pair of jeans as festive occasions went by with shops selling textiles and garments firmly shut, thanks to the dreaded yet unavoi
Pak Govt has no immediate plan to go for stricter lockdown
Islamabad : The Pakistan government has said that it has no immediate plan to go for a stricter lockdown, despite thousands of new COVID-19 cases, as well as deaths, it was reported on Friday.Speaking to Dawn news on Thursday, Information Minister S
Urvashi Rautela predicts how flirting in 2020 will be
Actress and former beauty queen has predicted how flirting will be post lockdown in 2020. Urvashi took to Instagram, where she shared a video of herself dancing on a song titled: "Party in the house". She is seen dressed in a red crop top and denims.
SAVE OUR LUNGS, SAVE OUR HEART – SAVE DEHING PATKAI
By Joanna Dawson & Saurav Malhotra,The first quarter of 2020 ushered in an economic crisis second only to the Great Depression. This is no ordinary crisis, but an ecological crisis of deforestation and wildlife-human virus transmission that has
Private offices in Meghalaya can resume work with 33 per cent staff
SHILLONG: Meghalaya Government on Friday announced its decision to allow private as well as non-profit making establishments and organisations to resume their activities with 33 per cent staff.Speaking to media persons, Deputy Chief Minister Prestone
Body calls for proper medical care at quarantine centres
GUWAHATI: Sur U Paidbah Ka Bri U Hynniewtrep (SUPH), a local organisation of Meghalaya, has requested the state government to ensure proper medical attendance to people at the quarantine centres.Referring to an incident at Mawryngkneng last Monday wh
Cops to hunt out authors of inflammatory letter
SHILLONG: Urban Affairs Minister Hamlet Dohling said that he has spoken to the police in the Special Branch to conduct an investigation into an inflammatory letter written by a couple of persons from outside the state who made indecent comments again
16 COVID- 19 patients discharged from Assam hospitals
GUWAHATI: Sixteen more COVID-19 positive patients have been discharged today from various hospitals in Assam even as the number of patients in the state has gone up to 935 with detection of more cases.Twelve patients were released from MMCH, three fr
Will distribute 25 lakh sanitary napkins: Mahila Congress
NEW DELHI: The Mahila Congress on Friday said it will distribute 25 lakh personal hygiene kits in Shramik Special trains ferrying migrants labourers to their native states as well as railway stations across the country.Each hygiene kit with a sanitar
‘PM has hands on nuclear button, yet can’t be trusted to appoint judges?’
NEW DELHI: Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, making an observation on the Supreme Court Collegium system, said the Prime Minister has his finger on the nuclear button, "but the Prime Minister assisted by the Law Minister cannot be trusted to ap
Working groups on economic task force to synergize efforts to revive economy: Conrad
GUWAHATI: Meghalaya Chief Minister, Conrad Sangma on Friday tweeted that the six Working Groups of the Economic Task Force on COVID-19 pandemic would work in tandem to draw up a systematic and synergistic plan to revive the economy of Meghalaya and c
Road closed in Sohra due to landslide
SHILLONG: The Executive Engineer, PWD (Roads), Sohra Division, Sohra, has ordered temporary closure of Mawkdok Khadarshnong Road for all types of heavy and medium vehicles. “Only light motor vehicles (LMV) are allowed to ply after temporary res
France to reopen cafes, end domestic travel limit
PARIS, May 29 ― France yesterday announced the long-awaited nationwide reopening of bars, restaurants and cafes from June 2, albeit with restrictions, and lifted limitations on domestic travel in time for the summer holidays. In the capital Paris, where the risk of coronavirus spread remains...
US indicts N. Koreans, Chinese over US$2.5b network to dodge sanctions
WASHINGTON, May 29 — The US Justice Department indicted 28 North Koreans and five Chinese yesterday for operating a money laundering ring that moved billions of US dollars through global banks to avoid nuclear sanctions on Pyongyang. The network processed more than US$2.5 billion (RM10.9 billion)...
FTSE 100 up as AstraZeneca, GSK climb on vaccine hopes
LONDON, May 29 ― UK shares ended higher yesterday, helped by drugmakers AstraZeneca and GSK as markets looked for more progress in the development of a Covid-19 vaccine, while optimism over the reopening of the economy persisted. The blue-chip FTSE 100 rose another 1.2 per cent after ending...
Sterling rises 0.5pc versus weaker dollar, flat versus euro
LONDON, May 29 ― The pound rose around half a per cent against a weaker dollar yesterday, but was little changed against the euro, as Brexit-related risks and speculation about negative interest rates continue to limit the pound's gains. The safe-haven dollar fell to a near two-month low as...
CMCO food delivery: Get PJ's famous Taman Bahagia Kedah-style 'asam laksa', 'mee Jawa' and much more
PETALING JAYA, May 29 — If you have been missing PJ's famous Taman Bahagia Kedah-style asam laksa, fret not as you can get it delivered to you. Located just next to the LRT track, the stall — when it was open — used to draw a long queue of patrons who flocked there for asam laksa, mee Jawa...
European stocks rise for fourth day on healthcare bounce
FRANKFURT, May 29 ― European shares rose for a fourth straight session yesterday, as optimism over businesses returning to work and stimulus for the battered euro zone economy outweighed rising US-China tensions. The pan-European STOXX 600 index rose 1.6 per cent to hit an 11-week high, with...
UK's Johnson eases lockdown as furore over aide rumbles on
LONDON, May 29 — The coronavirus lockdown will ease next week for most of Britain's population, Boris Johnson announced yesterday, as a row persisted over the prime minister's closest adviser taking a long-distance journey during lockdown. In England, up to six people will be able to meet outside...
UK PM's senior adviser Cummings considers quitting later this year, reports Daily Mail
LONDON, May 29 — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's senior adviser, Dominic Cummings, is considering quitting later this year, the Daily Mail newspaper reported. Cummings, who faced calls from within the Conservative Party to resign for driving 400 km during the coronavirus lockdown, could be...
Will Henry Cavill return in the role of Superman?
LOS ANGELES, May 29 ― Although Warner Bros has yet to confirm the news, Deadline has just reported on a rumour that the British actor will play a cameo role as Superman in a forthcoming DC Universe film, with Aquaman 2 and Black Adam being just two of the titles that have been brought up. The...
First Latina US senator withdraws name from Biden's running mate list
LOS ANGELES, May 29 — Democrat Catherine Cortez Masto of Nevada, the first Latina elected to the US Senate, said yesterday she is not interested in being Joe Biden's running mate in November's presidential election. “I support Joe Biden 100 per cent and will work tirelessly to help get him...
China reports no new coronavirus cases for yesterday
SHANGHAI, May 29 — China reported no new confirmed coronavirus cases in the mainland as of the end of May 28, down from two a day earlier, the country's health authority said today. The National Health Commission also confirmed five new asymptomatic coronavirus cases on May 28, down from 23 a day...
Out-of-hospital heart attacks double during Paris virus peak, study shows
PARIS, May 29 — Out-of-hospital heart attacks almost doubled during the height of the coronavirus in Paris, according to a new study that raised concerns over the indirect impacts of the pandemic and contagion fears. Research published this week in the journal Lancet Public Health by experts form...
PIC willing to convert R90 billion of Eskom debt into equity
Africa’s biggest fund manager, the Public Investment Corp., is willing to convert more than 90 billion rand ($5.2 billion) of Eskom Holdings SOC Ltd. debt into equity.
Expect to be tested for COVID-19 when travelling during lockdown level 3
South Africans who want to travel between provinces during the course of lockdown alert level 3 must be able to produce a valid permit and could be subjected to COVID-19 testing.
Gauteng’s strategy to crack down on COVID-19 hotspots
Ahead of the national move to COVID-19 alert level 3, Gauteng Premier David Makhura has assured citizens that the province is prepared to control the spread of the virus at designated hotspots.
What to watch on Netflix, Showmax, and Video Play this weekend
Here are the latest shows you can watch on Netflix, Showmax, and Video Play this weekend.
27,403 cases of COVID-19 in South Africa
Health Minister Zweli Mkhize has announced that South Africa has recorded a total of 27,403 COVID-19 cases as of 28 May 2020.
Cigarette ban threatens to bankrupt companies
The ban on the sale of cigarettes is one of the most controversial regulations in place as part of South Africa’s COVID-19 lockdown.
Huawei P40 launch in South Africa – Live blog
Huawei is launching its P40 series of flagship smartphones in South Africa. Join us as we take you through the event and stand a chance to win your share of R500 000 in prizes.
How Xbox 360 games will run on the Xbox Series X
Microsoft has revealed more details around the backwards compatibility support of its Xbox Series X console.
Computer Science – The best thing to study for a high starting salary in South Africa
Research by Analytico found that Computer Science graduates received the best starting salaries in South Africa.
Connect with your customers. Collaborate with your teams. Continue to grow your business.
Change is the only constant and the new normal is taking some getting used to. In the past couple of months, we have had to change the way we do business, how we support customers and how we interact with our teams.
Dell reports steady sales because of work-from-home trend
Dell Technologies Inc. reported quarterly revenue and profit that were better than projected on greater sales of personal computers to businesses with employees working from home, even while server demand waned.
Big problems with the latest Windows 10 update
The May 2020 update for Microsoft Windows, which was released yesterday, already has 10 known issues.
Amazon in talks for new office despite pandemic
Amazon.com Inc. is in talks to rent an office block in Dublin with space for about 750 workers, according to a person familiar with the matter.
Poynting webinar – Taking Fixed Wireless Access from bits to bytes
On 3 June Poynting Antennas is hosting a webinar where they will discuss how Fixed Wireless Access, using outdoor antennas, can save a Mobile Network Operator (MNO) money.
AMD to launch 5nm Ryzen processors in 2020 – Report
A new report from Chinese publication DigiTimes claims AMD will use 5nm manufacturing for its Ryzen 4000 series desktop processors.
FNB fraud protection – Why your online payments get declined
FNB flags certain retailers as high-risk for online payments, as well as individual transactions.
The 2020 Petrolicious Father’s Day Gift Guide
It's that time to say thanks to Dad – return all his tools, and includ a special Father's Day gift from Petrolicious
NZ has done 'incredibly well' in Covid fight - Robertson
Kiwis have been encouraged to enjoy a "normal" holiday weekend after seven straight days of no new Covid cases - and there is now just one active...
Quarantine students in Queenstown plan backed
The Southern Institute of Technology (SIT) chief executive is talking to Queenstown’s mayor to make it the "quarantine capital" of the South Island...
Fleeing motorist in court on drink driving, drugs and weapons charges
A motorist who fled police will appear in the Christchurch District Court court today accused of drink driving, drug offences and possession of a...
Police should not have allowed gang tangi, Nats say
Police should have enforced lockdown restrictions that would have barred dozens of people gathering for a Black Power tangi in Dunedin, National...
Financial help sought for new community hub
The $3.8 million Wanaka Community Hub building, which opened seven months ago is in financial strife. The hub houses community and government...
Haul of stolen street signs found during level 2 police checks
Police checks on potential Covid-19 party rule-breakers has turned up something else – stolen street signs. About 20 signs were found at student...
Ask businesses what to do with George St
If we really want to support businesses in Dunedin, we need to ask how we can help, writes Hilary Calvert. Inconveniencing Dunedin people who dare...
Blood test to check for undetected cases in South
The number of confirmed Covid-19 cases across New Zealand could rise - thanks to a new blood test. This story was first published by RNZ Scientists...
Universal super transcends pandemic
New Zealanders are braced for months, perhaps years, of changes in the way they and their Government spend their money. The coronavirus pandemic...
Govt announces package to boost arts sector
The government has announced a $175 million package to boost the arts and creative sector in the wake of Covid-19. This story was first published...
McLachlan brothers hoping to feature in new pro tournament
New Zealand is not exactly the hotbed of world tennis. But the country, which is often left off the global map, will be hoping Tennis New Zealand...
UN delays crucial climate summit for a year
The coronavirus pandemic has prompted the United Nations to delay until late 2021 a crucial climate summit.
Rae refining delivery action
Dear diary. That is how Otago pace bowler Michael Rae might begin the end of each training session. He certainly takes notes and jots down...
Black Caps, White Ferns set for Australian matches
Cricket Australia has announced a full schedule for the 2020-21 summer, including matches against the New Zealand men's and women's sides. Although...
Schoolgirl allegedly abducted, sexually assaulted
Police are investigating an incident in which an Auckland schoolgirl was allegedly abducted and sexually assaulted, before being released four...
Canterbury rugby helping clubs, schools tackle Covid crisis
The Canterbury Rugby Football Union has waived some fees for clubs and schools this season to help them through the Covid-19 crisis.
$1.4m to help Queenstown workers who have lost jobs
The hard-hit Queenstown Lakes District has been given $1.4 million in Government funding to help redeploy workers who have lost their jobs because...
Wage subsidy auditing figures only collected quarterly - MSD
Government ministers are not receiving up to date figures on breaches of the $10 billion wage subsidy scheme, and one Minister's office says "it's...
Date set for Shotover Jet comeback
Shotover Jet will once again be operational when Ngai Tahu Tourism restarts next month. It axed 309 jobs across New Zealand when it mothballed 10...
Running for fitness becomes global goal
A Christchurch Hospital physiotherapist's desire to “lose a few pounds” after university has taken him all around the world one fast footstep at a...
Christchurch-bred indie-rocker releases new single
Christchurch-bred indie-rock musician Bridges has released the new single and lyric video Weightless Without, her first single from her upcoming...
Rescued hunter had locator beacon
An injured hunter in a party of four stranded in South Westland "did the right thing" by having a personal locator beacon and activating it early,...
Fears for Westland when wage subsidy ends
Financial pain is predicted to cripple tourism towns when the Covid-19 wage subsidies end shortly. Nine weeks after lockdown, Franz Josef Civil...
Govt announces package to boost arts sector
The government has announced a $175 million package to boost the arts and creative sector in the wake of Covid-19. This story was first published...
Police chief apologises to family of dead black man
The chief of the Minneapolis police has apologised to the family of an unarmed black man who died this week.
80 sheep dead after dog attack
More than 100 sheep have been brutally mauled in an overnight dog attack in rural Hastings. Hastings District Council regulatory solutions manager...
'Extremely vicious': Two lions attack female zoo keeper
A female zookeeper has been airlifted to hospital after an "extremely vicious" attack by two lions inside a zoo enclosure on the New South Wales...
New blood test to check for undetected Covid cases
The number of confirmed Covid-19 cases across New Zealand could rise - thanks to a new blood test. This story was first published by RNZ Scientists...
Gate accident brings fine
A Ranfurly dairy company has been fined $270,937 over an incident which could have killed a worker had he not been coincidentally wearing a helmet...
Board denies perpetrator of violent attack parole
A man convicted of attempted murder over a "frenzied" attack in a Wanaka shop has been declined parole. Ahu Stanley Taylor (44) was jailed for 10...
Post-lockdown deaths: Who were Angela, Tania, and Shirley?
Three women were killed in the fortnight following lockdown. Overseas, such deaths are called "Coronavirus murders". But here, that masks an ugly...
Opinion: Democracy under threat
In her weekly column, former ACT New Zealand deputy leader and MP Dr Muriel Newman gives her views on NZ's response to Covid-19.
Phoenix season set to resume in mid-July
The Wellington Phoenix have started making plans to complete their best ever A-League campaign. Pending sign-off from broadcaster Fox Sports, the...
Black Caps, White Ferns set for Australian matches
Cricket Australia has announced a full schedule for the 2020-21 summer, including matches against the New Zealand men's and women's sides. Although...
Farmers supply mince to local foodbanks
Meat the Need founders Siobhan O’Malley and Wayne Langford have helped supply months’ worth of meat to foodbanks across Canterbury and the South...
'Extremely vicious': Two lions attack female zoo keeper
A female zookeeper has been airlifted to hospital after an "extremely vicious" attack by two lions inside a zoo enclosure on the New South Wales...
Linwoood mosque prepares to welcome back worshippers
From noon today, gatherings of up to 100 people will be allowed as Covid-19 rules are relaxed a little further. It comes just in time for Muslims...
Farmhand accused of animal cruelty unfairly dismissed: ERA
A farmhand in central New Zealand accused of scaring cows and allowing puppies to die has won a case of wrongful dismissal against his employer....
Dunedin's Kmart delays reopening
Dunedin's Kmart store remains closed after apparently changing its mind about an opening date at the last minute. Earlier this week Kmart's New...
Bucks GM expects NBA vote next week, games in Orlando
Milwaukee Bucks owner Marc Lasry says that, following the NBA Board of Governors call scheduled for tomorrow, he expects a vote "early next week"...
Codes vying for use of University Oval
If the University of Otago Oval is available, then the Bookworms would very much like to play on it. That is the message from Otago University...
Gray glad to be back in action
Trainer Brett Gray’s team looks ready to make an impact on the return of Southland harness racing return at Ascot Park tomorrow, if it can overcome...
PM leaves wriggle room for early move to level 1
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has left the door ajar to move the country into alert level 1 in less than four weeks. But she and health chief...
Whirlwind few months for bike shop owners
It’s been a whirlwind few months for Canterbury bike shop owners Paul and Monique Brake who are currently riding a wave of cycling resurgence. The...
Financial help sought for new community hub
The $3.8million Wanaka Community Hub building, which opened seven months ago is in financial strife. The hub houses community and government...
Schoolgirl abduction report a false complaint, police tell principal
An alleged abduction of a teenage girl did not happen, the principal of the girl's high school says. Auckland's Western Springs College principal...
Labour's Louisa Wall pulls out of Manurewa selection
Labour MP Louisa Wall has withdrawn at the eleventh hour from Labour's selection battle for the Manurewa seat. Instead Wall will be a list-only...
Auction tests demand for Queenstown property
Bidders in Queenstown have started testing the water in one of the country's most expensive property markets. This story was first published by RNZ...
Call to be careful
Police will be out in force around the South as holidaymakers hit the road for the first long weekend since lockdown ended. Southern officers will...
108 jobs on line in Tower proposal
Tower says it will aim to cut costs by $7.2 million per year which includes a proposal for 108 redundancies. The NZX-listed insurer announced the...
Seven straight days without a Covid case
New Zealand has completed a full seven-day period with no new Covid-19 cases and only one active case remains. The Ministry of Health provided a...
No regrets for teen who tried to cross Cook Strait in dinghy
A teen who had to be rescued while trying to cross Cook Strait in a dinghy says he would make the treacherous trip again. Tachyon Hutt, 18, set off...
How did he get it? Fear after death of Aust's youngest Covid victim
Driveways in a small Queensland town have been lit up to honour a man who died with coronavirus, as authorities try to work out how the virus...
NZ's largest furniture retailer to open, 180 jobs created
New Zealand's largest furniture and homewares retailer Nido will open its doors to the public tomorrow. The new $60m, 27,000 sq m store in West...
Mother killer jailed for at least 14 years
A West Auckland man who murdered his mother after years of caring for her will spend at least 14 years behind bars. Martin Marinovich admitted he...
Rush expected for Queen's Birthday travel
Local tourists are hitting the road this holiday weekend to reclaim some of the country's best hotspots. With international visitors locked out -...
How did he get it? Fear after death of Aust's youngest Covid victim
Driveways in a small Queensland town have been lit up to honour a man who died with coronavirus, as authorities try to work out how the virus...
Native mistletoes conserved in garden, dwindle in wild
During winter, when deciduous trees around Dunedin have lost their leaves, blobs of incongruous evergreen foliage can be spotted high up in bare...
Rush expected for Queen's Birthday travel
Bubbles are bursting. This story was first published by RNZ Local tourists are hitting the road this weekend to reclaim some of the country's best...
Welshman opens up about Justin Marshall rivalry
Former Wales halfback Mike Phillips has lifted the lid on his fierce rivalry with All Blacks and Crusaders great Justin Marshall.
Central Otago council axes two iSites
The axe has fallen on two Central Otago iSites and seven jobs as the district's council grapples with cutting costs in the wake of Covid-19. One job...
Premier League to resume on June 17
The Premier League season will restart on June 17 provided all safety requirements have been put in place, the league has said after meeting with...
Debt relief plans for world's poor countries inch forward
Plans for debt relief for the world's poorest countries inched forward as private creditors laid out a blueprint for their involvement, though it...
$60m funding boost for NZ libraries announced at Turanga
The government chose Christchurch's central library, Turanga, as the venue to announce a $60 million cash injection for NZ libraries on Friday.
How did he get it? Fear after death of Aust's youngest Covid victim
Driveways in a small Queensland town have been lit up to honour a man who died with coronavirus, as authorities try to work out how the virus...
Profitable Blis points to significant growth
Dunedin company Blis Technologies has posted its second consecutive profitable year and says there remains significant international growth...
Cruz, Lee on Next Virus Legislation: Recovery, Not Relief Legislation
Sens. Ted Cruz and Mike Lee said tax cuts and deregulation are needed to help small businesses recover in the wake of coronavirus.
South China Sea: China Builds 'World's Largest' Search and Rescue Ship
China says it has neared completion in building a 450-foot-long search and rescue (SAR) ship, the "largest" in the world.
Texas Turns It Around After a Spike in Coronavirus Cases
Texas has seen a steady decline in the seven-day average of new Chinese coronavirus cases, deaths, hospitalizations, and test positivity.
Minneapolis Police Chief: We've 'Contributed' to 'Deficit of Hope' - 'Many' Rioters Weren't People We Recognized as Residents
During a press conference on Thursday, Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo stated that there is "a deficit of hope in our city," and the | Clips
MBC's 'Hangout With Yoo' confirms Yoo Jae Suk, Lee Hyori, & Rain will debut this summer + still considering other members
On May 29, a spokesperson of MBC variety program 'Hangout With Yoo' relayed, "Our trainee Yoo Jae Suk will be forming a co-ed group with legend…
The Witcher franchise has crossed 50 million sales
The Witcher franchise has sold over 50 million copies worldwide, according to the latest figures from developer CD Projekt Red. The Witcher 3 is responsible for a huge chunk of those sales, with the popular RPG having sold over 20 million copies as of June 2019.
Life is Strange developer Dontnod opens new studio in Canada
Life is Strange and Vampyr developer Dontnod Entertainment has opened a new studio in Montreal, Canada. The office will become the French company's first international office, and will enable the studio to expand production and better connect with its community in North America. "We are delighted to share our plans of expansion with the opening of this new office in Montreal, completing the talented team working out of Paris," said Dontnod chief exec, Oskar Guilbert.
EA renews Madden NFL license through 2026
EA's money-printing Madden NFL business will continue to stay strong. In a deal announced today with the NFL and the NFL Player's Association, the company shared that it's renewed its exclusive rights to the Madden NFL Franchise in a "multiyear" deal that will ensure it's the only company in town developing football simulation games.
Get a job: Fred Rogers Productions is looking for a Digital Producer
The Gamasutra Job Board is the most diverse, active and established board of its kind for the video game industry! Here is just one of the many, many positions being advertised right now. Digital Producer - Fred Rogers Productions
Sony says after July 13th, new PS4 games must be PS5 compatible
According to a report from Eurogamer, Sony has begun telling PlayStation 4 developers to prepare for the launch of the PlayStation 5 in a big new way. Starting on July 13th, games submitted for certification on PlayStation 4 must be compatible with PlayStation 5. This news comes by way of developer documentation apparently posted on PlayStation's internal partner website, that Eurogamer got its hands on. Apparently developers are able to use their PS4 devkits to perform this check, thanks to an update released in April. The documentation also apparently states that "compatibility" means that the submission code runs without issues on the PlayStation 5, and provides the same features on PS5 as PS4. Developers who submit for certification before July 13th are apparently "strongly recommended" to prepare PS5 compatibility as well.
Just Cause developer Avalanche is opening a new UK studio
Just Cause developer Avalanche Studios is opening a new studio in the UK city of Liverpool. The Swedish developer-publisher, which also worked on Mad Max and
Obituary: Darklands creator Arnold Hendrick
Gamasutra has learned that Arnold Hendrick, creator of MicroProse's 1992 RPG Darklands, has passed away at the age of 69. The news comes by way of RPG Codex and a Facebook group for former MicroProse employees
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White House decides not to release economic update as election draws near | Honolulu Star-Advertiser
WASHINGTON >> The White House took the unusual step today of deciding not to release an updated economic forecast as planned this year, a fresh sign of the administration’s anxiety about how the coronavirus has ravaged the nation just months before the election.
Richard Herd, a baffled boss on ‘Seinfeld,’ is dead at 87 | Honolulu Star-Advertiser
Richard Herd, who played lawmen, tough guys, a general, an alien commander and a Watergate burglar, but was best known as Mr. Wilhelm, George Costanza’s supervisor, on “Seinfeld,” died Tuesday at his home in Los Angeles. He was 87.
Tourists could begin to return to Hawaii by late summer, economic report says | Honolulu Star-Advertiser
The latest economic projections from the University of Hawaii Economic Research Organization suggest it will take at least two years for the mainland economy to recover from the coronavirus pandemic, with tourists beginning to return to Hawaii in late July of this year.
Trump ally Roger Stone won’t need to go to prison quarantine site | Honolulu Star-Advertiser
WASHINGTON >> By the end of June, he’ll be Inmate No. 19579-104.
Hawaii senators support effort for ‘travel bubble’ agreement with Japan | Honolulu Star-Advertiser
An effort to reopen Hawaii’s tourism economy by forming a pilot “travel-safely bubble” with Japan got a preliminary blessing from state lawmakers today.
Former Atlanta Braves catcher Biff Pocoroba dies at 66; All-Star in 1978 | Honolulu Star-Advertiser
ATLANTA >> Former Atlanta catcher Biff Pocoroba, who played in the 1978 All-Star Game and was a backup on the Braves team that won an improbable NL West title in 1982, has died at age 66.
Hawaii explores ‘travel bubble’ with Japan amid tourism collapse | Honolulu Star-Advertiser
A pilot “travel bubble” with Japan that allows for relaxed travel restrictions between the two destinations might be a way for Hawaii tourism to start coming back from the 99.5% plunge that it took in April.
First Chhattisgarh CM Ajit Jogi dies at 74
First Chhattisgarh CM Ajit Jogi dies at 74. Jogi, 74, had been battling for life at the private hospital for the last 20 days and suffered a cardiac arrest in the afternoon, they said. He is survived by his wife Renu Jogi, the MLA from Kota constituency, and son Amit Jogi, a former MLA.
Why India needs more ships like INS Jalashwa
Why India needs more ships like INS Jalashwa. At war, the Jalashwa can carry and launch a full infantry battalion in a single wave. At peace, the Jalashwa can evacuate 1,000 people in a single trip. Ajai Shukla explains why the Indian Navy's new tender for more ships like the Jalashwa must be treated with special urgency.
Centre may allow states to relax lockdown norms further
Centre may allow states to relax lockdown norms further. The central government may, however, advise state authorities to continue with strict curbs in COVID-19 containment zones in the worst-affected 30 municipal areas that account for 80 per cent of the positive cases in the country. These 30 municipal areas are from Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, Delhi, Madhya Pradesh, West Bengal, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Punjab and Odisha.
Govt refuses info on amount spent on COVID-19 equipment
Govt refuses info on amount spent on COVID-19 equipment. 'The Central Public Information Officer is not required to furnish information which requires drawing of inteference and/or making of assumption, or to interpret information, or to solve the problem raised by the applicant, or to furnish replies to hypothetical questions. 'The Information sought does not come under the definition of information as defined in Section 2(f) of RTI Act, 2005. The CPIO has no specific information to provide (sic),' it said.
Chaos and jams at Delhi borders
Chaos and jams at Delhi borders. The tightening of traffic restrictions put in place to contain the spread of the coronavirus by Gurgaon and Ghaziabad administrations on their borders with Delhi led to chaos and traffic congestion on Friday.
Ajit Jogi: The politician who never gave up
Ajit Jogi: The politician who never gave up. The first chief minister of Chhattisgarh, was known in the political circles as someone who never gave up despite defeats, controversies and debilitating health issues.
Astrologer Bejan Daruwalla passes away
Astrologer Bejan Daruwalla passes away. His son Nastur Daruwalla denied the speculation on social media that his father had contracted coronavirus.
No talks between Modi and Trump on Ladakh row: Sources
No talks between Modi and Trump on Ladakh row: Sources. The last conversation between the two leaders was on April 4 on the issue of hydroxychloroquine.
More than 38k docs volunteer to join fight against COVID-19
More than 38k docs volunteer to join fight against COVID-19. '38,162 volunteer doctors, including retired government, Armed Forces Medical Services, public sector undertaking or private doctors have signed up with the government to battle COVID-19 pandemic'
A very special flight from Ladakh
A very special flight from Ladakh. At a time when finding out who is paying for labourers' train tickets is a task for Sherlock Holmes, Hemant Soren's Jharkhand government has flown in stranded workers from Ladakh, and is probably the only state that has tried to give 'migrant workers' a modicum of respect, observes Debashish Chatterjee.
Sonu Sood airlifts Odisha migrants from Kerala
Sonu Sood airlifts Odisha migrants from Kerala. The group, comprising on 147 women and 20 men, were airlifted by an Air Asia chartered flight from Kochi to the Biju Patnaik International Airport in Bhubaneswar.
Trump signs executive order aimed at regulating Twitter, FB
Trump signs executive order aimed at regulating Twitter, FB. The order comes a day after Trump accused Twitter of election interference, after it added fact-check links to two of his tweets.
99% of Mumbai's ICU beds are occupied: BMC
99% of Mumbai's ICU beds are occupied: BMC. A total of 1,438 people tested positive for coronavirus in Mumbai on Thursday taking the total number of cases in the city to 35,273.
COVID-19 delays India's second aircraft carrier
COVID-19 delays India's second aircraft carrier. For about three more years, the Indian Navy will have to make do with its lone carrier -- the Russia-built INS Vikramaditya.
China rejects Trump's mediation offer in standoff with India
China rejects Trump's mediation offer in standoff with India. 'We are capable of properly resolving the issues between us through dialogue and consultation. We do not need the intervention of the third party', he said.
Only 4 Shramik trains took over 72 hrs to reach: Railways
Only 4 Shramik trains took over 72 hrs to reach: Railways. The clarifications came amid criticism over delays that the migrant trains were getting 'lost' before reaching their destinations. Till May 28, Yadav said, 3,840 Shramik Specials operated ferrying a total of 52 lakh passengers.
1 year of Modi 2.0: BJP's core agenda fulfilled
1 year of Modi 2.0: BJP's core agenda fulfilled. With the Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance government marking its first anniversary on Saturday, the first year is likely to be remembered for the fulfilment of decades-old Hindutva demands as Prime Minister Narendra Modi used the huge majority his party won in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls to push through its core agenda.
In battle against COVID-19, India faces new challenges
In battle against COVID-19, India faces new challenges. The pandemic is set to become even more challenging, with migrant workers returning home, relaxations in lockdown rules, and the approaching monsoon. However, states are looking at community participation to ramp up testing and home treatment of patients
Ex-Union minister, Mathrubhumi MD Veerendra Kumar passes away
Ex-Union minister, Mathrubhumi MD Veerendra Kumar passes away. President Ram Nath Kovind, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other leaders condoled the death of Veerendra Kumar.
Ladakh standoff: No chance of war!
Ladakh standoff: No chance of war!. 'For the moment in Eastern Ladakh, it is unlikely there will be any more escalation of this conflict,' observes Colonel S Dinny (retd) who served as Commanding Officer of an infantry battalion deployed in the Pangong Tso area.
Modi, Shah meet over lockdown plan amid rising COVID-19 cases
Modi, Shah meet over lockdown plan amid rising COVID-19 cases. During his talks with the chief ministers, Shah sought to know the areas of concern of the states and the sectors they want to open up further from June 1, the official said.
Railways asks people with health conditions to avoid Shramik trains
Railways asks people with health conditions to avoid Shramik trains. At least nine passengers were reported dead on May 27 over a span of 48 hours on board the migrant trains, with the railways stating that all of them had health conditions.
Why Sitharaman lost her cool over Rahul
Why Sitharaman lost her cool over Rahul. 'Having long portrayed Rahul as being out of touch, the BJP was suddenly confronted with a spectacle of humbleness and concern for the downtrodden,' observes Amulya Ganguli.
2 quakes hit Rohtak in 1-hr span; tremors felt in Delhi
2 quakes hit Rohtak in 1-hr span; tremors felt in Delhi. The first quake, a medium intensity one of 4.5 magnitude, hit the Haryana city at 9.08 pm at a depth of 5 km. The second quake was of lower intensity of magnitude 2.9 and occurred at the same location at 10 pm, the NCS said.
'Jogi's death is an irreparable loss to the state'
'Jogi's death is an irreparable loss to the state'. Leaders across the political spectrum on Friday condoled the demise of Chhattisgarh's first chief minister Ajit Jogi, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi hailing the IAS officer-turned-politician for striving to bring a positive change in the lives of the poor.
India open to engaging with Nepal to resolve boundary issues
India open to engaging with Nepal to resolve boundary issues. 'India is open to engaging with all its neighbours on the basis of mutual sensitivity and mutual respect, in an environment of trust and confidence. This is a continuous process and requires constructive and positive efforts,' Srivastava said.
RS official tests COVID-19 +ve, 2 floors of Par blg sealed
RS official tests COVID-19 +ve, 2 floors of Par blg sealed. This is the second case of an official posted in the building testing positive for the infection.
Don't need US help to resolve border issues: Chinese media
Don't need US help to resolve border issues: Chinese media. China's state-run media said that the leadership of the two countries successfully solved the Doklam standoff in 2017 with 'concerted efforts and wisdom'.
India records highest spike of 7,466 COVID-19 cases
India records highest spike of 7,466 COVID-19 cases. Maharashtra is the worst affected state with 59,546 cases.
Army rushes in additional troops to eastern Ladakh
Army rushes in additional troops to eastern Ladakh. The Indian Army will continue to maintain its aggressive posturing in all disputed areas in eastern Ladakh and will not back off till status quo is maintained, sources said.
Modi not in 'good mood' over border row with China: Trump
Modi not in 'good mood' over border row with China: Trump. Trump on Wednesday said in a tweet that he was 'ready, willing and able to mediate' between the two countries.
'Not one rupee has come to states to fight COVID'
'Not one rupee has come to states to fight COVID'. 'The stimulus packages, sector reliefs, loans etc are coming to industry, but state governments have not got any money from GST, no money from excise, no money from any income source.'
Shrines to open in Bengal from June 1, offices from June 8
Shrines to open in Bengal from June 1, offices from June 8. Two days before the end of the fourth phase of the nationwide lockdown, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday announced a slew of relaxations, including reopening of shrines from June 1.
India surpasses China's COVID-19 death toll
India surpasses China's COVID-19 death toll. India also surpassed China's death toll with as many as 4,706 deaths, compared to 4,638, according to Johns Hopkins University data.
100 Indian users warned of govt-backed phishing attacks: Google
100 Indian users warned of govt-backed phishing attacks: Google. In a blog post, Google said its Threat Analysis Group tracks more than 270 targeted or government-backed groups from over 50 countries. It, however, did not clarify which governments have targeted these users.
Elon Musk earns £625 million payday after Tesla hits targets
It was not clear if Mr Musk, whose wealth is estimated at 39 billion dollars (£31.7 billion) by Forbes magazine, exercised the options.
New report details how Sprint’s 2.5GHz spectrum is improving T-Mobile 5G
We already know that the 2.5GHz spectrum that T-Mobile gained as part of its merger with Sprint is having a positive effect on T-Mo’s 5G network, because we saw last week that some speed tests in New York City were breaking the 1Gbps barrier. But today a new report has come out that sheds a bit more light on the impact Sprint’s 2.5GHz airwaves are having. In Philadelphia, Ookla Speedtest’s Milan Milanovic found that 5G download ... [read full article]
T-Mobile Galaxy S9 and S9+ security updates now rolling out
After updating the Galaxy S20 series phones earlier this week, T-Mobile is now pushing out updates to a couple of former Samsung flagships. The T-Mobile Galaxy S9 and S9+ are now being updated to versions G960USQS7DTE1 and G965USQS7DTE1, respectively. These are smaller updates, and the only item mentioned on the official changelogs are the May 2020 Android security patches. T-Mo has confirmed that these updates are now rolling out, so ... [read full article]
Coronavirus in Ballarat: Scouts pushing forward during pandemic
Like all groups and clubs, Ballarat's Scout groups have been forced to make huge adjustments over the past two months because of the COVID-19 pandemic. As an...
Young Dolph Calls On Megan Thee Stallion For "RNB"
Young Dolph is back with another single, this time with Houston's Megan Thee Stallion by his side on 'RNB.' We're slowly easing into the summer months, and it looks like Young Dolph is coming with some heat to kick things off. The Memphis rapper is known for preparing fans for his new releases by wi...
Demands for government intervention on obesity to help cut 'increased but preventable' COVID-19 death risk
Public health campaigner Action on Sugar and Action on Salt has fleshed out the details on the interventionist measures it wants adopted in the UK to combat obesity and improve the nation’s health.
Kersia acquires Holchem to become Europe’s second biggest food safety company
Biosecurity and food safety company Kersia has acquired UK-based Holchem from Ecolab in a deal that will see it become Europe’s second largest food safety company.
Life in lockdown: Coronavirus prompts half of French consumers to reappraise ‘value’ of food
During eight weeks of lockdown, or confinement, over half of French people report having changed their view of the social, economic and ecological value of food production.
DRIFT21 Early Access Preview – Out of Control
DRIFT21 allows you to drift around the world-renowned Ebisu circuit. The question is how good the game is during it's early access phase
Formula E Race at Home Challenge Brooklyn Street Circuit track guide
The Brooklyn Street Circuit that plays host to the New York E-Prix will make its virtual debut in the Formula E Race at Home Challenge Esports competition this weekend
MotoGP News: British and Australian MotoGP rounds cancelled for 2020
The British and Australian MotoGP races have been called off for this season, bringing the total number of race cancellations in 2020 up to five
Leclerc and Giovinazzi to share Ferrari 488 GTE in Virtual Le Mans
Formula 1 duo Charles Leclerc and Antonio Giovinazzi will share a GTE-spec Ferrari 488 in the Virtual Le Mans 24 Hours
F1 Analysis: Why Williams is up for sale
Formula 1's decision to lower its cost-cap to $145m per season from 2021 was widely celebrated on Wednesday, but the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic was underlined on Friday as Williams revealed it would be open to selling its team. ADAM COOPER delves into the situation facing one of F1's fiercely independent teams
The F1 moments that defined the 2010s
Concluding the series celebrating 70 years of Formula 1, Autosport picks out the 12 moments that defined the 2010s, with the help of the extensive Motorsport Images archive
Extreme E News: Series releases details of its "Star Wars Pod Racing" format
Extreme E has released the details of its "Star Wars Pod Racing" event format, which includes a 'Crazy race' and a hyperdrive boost for drivers who complete the longest jump
Have a go hero: How di Grassi nearly landed a 2009 F1 chance
Lucas di Grassi finally made his Formula 1 debut with Virgin in 2010 but he came close to replacing two of his fellow Brazilians the previous year, only for circumstances to turn against him
DTM News: Lotterer sympathetic to Audi drivers' uncertain future
Andre Lotterer says he has sympathy for Audi's DTM drivers, who are now facing an uncertain future as he did when the German marque ended its LMP1 project.
NASCAR News: Elliott finds redemption with win in Charlotte
Hendrick Motorsports' Chase Elliott overtook an ailing Kevin Harvick late on to claim his first victory of the season in the rescheduled NASCAR Cup Series second race at Charlotte
Fernando Alonso and Rubens Barrichello team-up for Virtual Le Mans 24 Hours
Two-time Formula 1 champion Fernando Alonso and 11-time grand prix winner Rubens Barrichello will compete together in June's Virtual Le Mans 24 Hours
Donald Trump's George Floyd Tweet Sparks Outrage Among The-Dream, Ice-T and More
Artists are lashing out at Donald Trump he appeared to threaten an armed response to the riots spurred by the police-related killing of George Floyd.
How We Work Now: Ed Keane Associates President Ed Keane
In a series amid the coronavirus pandemic, Billboard is asking individuals from all sectors of the music business to share stories of how they work now, with much of the world quarantined at home and unable to take in-person meetings, attend conferences or even go into the office. Submissions for the series can be sent to HowWeWorkNow@Billboard.com. Read the full series here.
Bon Iver Helps Donate $30,000 to George Floyd Memorial Fund & More Racial Equality Organizations
Bon Iver joined the national outrage over the unlawful death of George Floyd
Taylor Swift's Donald Trump Post Becomes Her Most Liked Tweet Ever
The tweet has become Swift's most-liked tweet ever, hitting more than one million likes in less than five hours.
Taylor Swift Blasts Trump For 'Shooting' Tweet: 'We Will Vote You Out in November'
Taylor Swift on Friday (May 29) blasted President Donald Trump for a tweet he posted hours prior that protesters in Minnesota should be shot.
Camila Cabello Opens Up About Mental Health Struggles: 'There Was Something Hurting Inside Me'
Camila Cabello shares her struggle with mental health issues in a candid first-person essay in the Wall Street Journal magazine for Mental Health Month in which she says her anxiety got so bad at one point that "it made me feel like my mind was playing a cruel trick on me." The 23-year-old singer describes how just looking at her Insta feed over the past few months you might see her working in the studio, wearing a "bomb-dot-com" outfit before hitting the stage or cuddling with her dog, Eugene, on the couch.
NYC Eyes June 8 for First Phase of Reopening
Also Friday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo cleared a large swath of upstate New York to reopen hair salons, retail shops and offices under strict guidelines.
Ice Cube, Ariana Grande & More Artists React to the Police Officer Charged with George Floyd's Murder
Ariana Grande, Vince Staples, Ice Cube and more artists reacted to ex-Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin.
Music Venues Across the Country Can Reopen, But Is It Worth It?
While restrictions on music venues are starting to ease, not all will be able to handle the logistics mandated under new guidelines.
German Rights Body GEMA Says Strong 2019 Created 'Crisis Airbag' for Members Sidelined by Pandemic
The German copyright society GEMA carried over momentum from the previous year and increased revenues by nearly 5% in 2019.
The 13 Best Things That Happened in Music This Week (May 29)
Take a look at some of the week’s biggest music happenings, including Lady Gaga dropping her new album Chromatica.
Marshmello, Bassnectar, Alison Wonderland & More Speak Out After the Death of George Floyd
Marshmello, Bassnectar, Alison Wonderland and other dance world producres speak out after the death of George Floyd.
Recording Academy Releases Safety Recommendations for Studios Looking to Reopen
The Recording Academy’s Producers & Engineers Wing has released a list of safety considerations for studio owners as they weigh reopening.
Strictly Discs in Wisconsin, in a Pandemic: 'I Feel a Responsibility to Our Community'
As Dane County enters Phase 1 of reopening, Strictly Discs owner Angie Roloff has expanded the in-store capacity of her Madison record shop.
Gunna Gearing Up for First No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 Chart
Gunna is gearing up for his first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart, according to industry forecasters.
Executive Turntable: Revolt Names New COO, Shelter Music Group Expands Management Team
A rundown of new hires and promotions across the music business, including at Revolt, Shelter Music Group and GoDigital.
El Alfa’s ‘El Androide’ Scores Him His Second Top 10 on Top Latin Albums Chart
El Alfa lands his second top 10 on the Top Latin Albums chart, as El Androide arrives at No. 9 on the survey dated May 30.
Spotify Claims Kobalt Is at Fault in Eminem Songs Copyright Dispute
Spotify has filed a third party claim in a federal court in Tennessee against Kobalt Music Publishing, alleging that the company is at fault in a copyright dispute over 243 Eminem songs, including the Grammy- and Oscar-winning "Lose Yourself."
Clearing His Name: Metropolitan CEO Says He’s Ready to Put Disastrous Albany Show Behind Him
When John Scher was approached by an old friend about investing in a long-shot benefit concert, the 69-year-old promoter knew he should have walked away. But spellbound by the opportunity to work with superstar artists James Taylor and John Legend, Scher convinced himself that he could pull it off.
How I'm Doing: TWICE, Alice Cooper, Angélique Kidjo, Perfume Genius & More Talk Life in Quarantine This Week
Read what these musicians are listening to and doing to stay inspired and active.
Slay at Home Virtual Fest Lines Up Gavin Rossdale, Tesseract, Suicide Silence & More
News site Metal Injection, in conjunction with FG3, is hosting the Slay at Home virtual metal music and art festival starting at 3 p.m. EST on Friday (May 29). The two-day event will support the Recording Academy’s MusiCares fund and GlobalGiving, which provides resources to communities on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic. The festival’s website features donation links to the charities, which will also be listed in the descriptions of the video footage aired during the event.
Lil Nas X, Charlie Puth and More Show Love For Lady Gaga's 'Chromatica': 'I Was NOT Ready!'
Lady Gaga finally unleashed Chromatica on the world on Friday (May 29) and her fellow celebs are loving it just as much as her Little Monsters.
Lady Gaga Postpones 'Chromatica' Listening Party, Encourages 'Kindness' After George Floyd Death
Lady Gaga was scheduled to host a listening session for her Little Monsters.
Here's Why Lady Gaga's 'Chromatica' Is the Best Album Cover of the Week
Artwork can't make or break an album, but when the visuals match the mood of the music, cover art can truly take the experience to the next level.
What To Do If Your Old LiveJournal Password Was Leaked
I love getting emails from Firefox Monitor that tell me my email was found in a brand-new data breach. Adding insult to injury is when it’s an email for a service I haven’t used for a decade. And the Triple Crown of this scenario is when that service is Livejournal—you know, that place everyone blogged before...
Minneapolis terrorist who knelt on man’s neck charged with murder
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The police officer who was seen on video kneeling on the neck of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man who died in custody after pleading that he could not breathe, was arrested Friday and charged with murder in a case that sparked protests across the United States and violence in Minneapolis.
Chamisa bids to oust defiant party MPs
The MDC Alliance is moving to oust four legislators who attended Parliament business last week defying the party’s directive for a boycott in support of the recall of lawmakers, it has been learnt.
Mnangagwa’s son speaks on corruption allegations
President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s son, Collins Mnangagwa, has furiously denied allegations that he is part of the company which pocketed almost US$1 million after supplying the government with grossly inflated coronavirus (Covid-19) equipment. Drax International charged the government a massive US$987 720 for coronavirus equipment and test kits which can be sourced locally for maximum US$325 000.
Zimbabwe records second highest daily coronavirus increase
Zimbabwe reported 17 new coronavirus cases on Thursday, the second highest daily tally which took the country total to 149.
Rodger Federer tops list of world’s highest-paid athletes
Roger Federer topped the 2020 Forbes magazine list of highest-paid global athletes announced Friday, leading the lineup for the first time with pre-tax earnings of $106.3 million (95.5 million euros).
Finance Ministry statement on controversial Covid-19 tender
PERMANENT Secretary in the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development, George Guvamatanga, has been in the eye of a storm amid reports he authored a letter to the Health Ministry pushing for the payment of funds to suppliers of Covid-19 equipment.
Tagwirei’s business empire comes under spotlight
WHEN Kudakwashe Tagwirei’s father passed away in May 2018, the government came to a standstill.Cabinet was postponed, President Emmerson Mnangagwa, Vice-President Constantino Chiwenga, ministers and senior government officials drove to Shurugwi for his burial.
Zimbabwe Finance Minister threatened to resign from Govt over Mutodi
FOREIGN Affairs and International Trade Minister Sibusiso Busi Moyo confronted President Emmerson Mnangagwa and threatened to hand in his resignation from Cabinet unless loudmouth Energy Mutodi was sacked from Government, a leading weekly publication has revealed.
Trump throws toys out of the pram, pulls the US out of WHO
WASHINGTON (AFP) – President Donald Trump said Friday he was severing US ties with the World Health Organization, which he says failed to do enough to combat the initial spread of the novel coronavirus.
Elders seek to pacify MDC tiffs
The feuding MDC factions have roped in the parties’ elders to help resolve the impasse amid revelations the Thokozani Khupe-led grouping has been failing to gain the support of members despite bagging a favourable judgment at the Supreme Court.
Zupco bus deal a hot potato in Zimbabwe govt circles
CABINET ministers were evasive this week after being asked to explain the details of a murky deal between the government and Landela Investments (Pvt) Ltd, a company linked to President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s adviser Kuda Tagwirei. The company is raking in millions of dollars in taxpayer funds for buses bought on credit in China and now being sold to a state-owned company at inflated prices.
Mudzuri rallies MDC supporters
A senior official in the Thokozani Khupe led MDC, Engineer Elias Mudzuri has rallied MDC supporters to keep focused on the preparations of the Extra-ordinary Congress and refuse to be sidetracked by sideshows.
MDC Alliance court application dismissed
The High Court has dismissed an MDC-Alliance urgent application seeking to stop the MDC-T from recalling more MPs elected on the MDC-A ticket from Parliament.
All of a sudden daily Corona broadcast updates are not a hit
All of a sudden, the coronavirus press conferences are not as watched by people as they used to be.
Is Ethiopia sliding back to the dark days?
Victims were accused of being supporters of Oromo Liberation Army which govt had previously declared a terrorist group.
Coronavirus-induced border bottlenecks slow food deliveries in East Africa
Uganda requires truck drivers from Kenya and Tanzania to take coronavirus tests before they are allowed to enter.
Rwanda court sentences ex-mayor to life for role in genocide
Ladislas Ntaganzwa was one of the top fugitive suspects, accused of playing key role in the 1994 massacres
The Latest Trends in Faucet Design
Point-of-use (POU) faucets and systems are becoming increasingly important in helping meet consumer demands for safe, high quality drinking water.
Building Water System Challenges Following COVID-19 Closures
The WQP team has been working remotely in response to the coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, since mid-March, and our office building has been
Water Softener Upgrades at Midwestern Hospital
Global Water Services is a service provider to the industrial water treatment industry. We operate worldwide to provide evaluation, training, service, system
Island Community Installs Solar-Powered Reverse Osmosis
Crowds of people lined up to stock up on water, abandoned swimming pools and dried-up dams. In spring 2018, such images from Cape Town, South Africa, splashed
Sustainable Water Technologies Meet Consumer Demands
At one point in time, the water treatment industry was largely novel and unknown to the consumer market. However, as our society in the new decade grows more
Next Steps in Regulating PFAS
In the U.S. EPA’s National PFAS (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances) Action Plan, published February 2019, the agency identified the water
The Latest Trends in Faucet Design
Point-of-use (POU) faucets and systems are becoming increasingly important in helping meet consumer demands for safe, high quality drinking water.
Water Softener Upgrades at Midwestern Hospital
Global Water Services is a service provider to the industrial water treatment industry. We operate worldwide to provide evaluation, training, service, system
How can I qualify for pension cap indexation?
Indexation of superannuation pensions - if it ever happens - won't be available to all, writes John Wasiliev, who seeks answers to your questions about super.
Frydenberg talks markets to US Treasury secretary
Treasurer Josh Frydenberg has spoken to US Treasury secretary Steven Mnuchin about the rebound in equity markets and the stabilisation of credit markets.
Fashion retailer PAS Group goes into administration
The company behind names like Review and JETS Swimwear has hoisted the white flag leaving 225 stores and 1300 staff in limbo.
What Ivanka Trump 'taking the red pill' says about the White House
The president’s daughter is not just a rich kid – she's also a representative of the US with an understanding of the alt-right political fringe.
Lynas forced to defend disclosure on US military funding
Amanda Lacaze-led Lynas knew the US Department of Department process was on hold in April but she did not alert the market until May 22.
Dodge Challenger Sets Sail In Florida, Promptly Sinks
While a picture is worth a thousand words, every once in a while, there comes an image that just leaves us ...
Becky Lynch offers first look at The Baby
Becky Lynch posts a heartfelt birthday message for Seth Rollins on Instagram that includes a special surprise.
George Floyd: President Trump Threatens To Send Military Against Protesters As Minneapolis Police Precinct Set Ablaze
The angry protesters continued the overnight protest for the third night setting fire on the Minneapolis third precinct as officers were forced to flee.
Don Jazzy, Segalink Condemn Southern Kaduna Killings, Call For Justice
Between May 19 to 24, herdsmen have killed scores of persons in many communities in the area.
EXPOSED: Presidency Lied, Technical Issues Blanked Out Buhari While Giving Speech During UN Virtual Meeting
...Contrary to Shehu’s claims, the full video of the virtual meeting obtained by SaharaReporters has indeed proven that President Buhari was knocked out of the meeting while still speaking after feeds from Aso Villa failed to get through to other participants of the important event.
Ondo Court Convicts Two For Violating COVID-19 Order
The prosecutor, Mr S. Kolawole, asked the court to do a summary trial of the accused persons for flouting the government’s directive.
Christian Association Of Nigeria Tells Kaduna State Governor, El-Rufai, To Re-open Religious Centres
Following the recent review of the lockdown and allowing Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday as days of relaxing lockdown, CAN said El-Rufai should include religious days in the lockdown reviews.
Buhari Extends Acting President Of Appeal Court’s Appointment
This was contained in a statement by Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, in Abuja on Friday.
BREAKING: Former Nigerian President, Obasanjo, Sacks Workers, Refuses To Pay Salaries
Before laying the workers off on Friday, the OPL had been owing several months of salaries.
Show Evidence Kogi Is Coronavirus-free, NMA Tackles Governor Yahaya Bello
It is expected that the state government should give Nigerians evidence that they have tested hundreds of people and could not find a case of coronavirus.
George Floyd Protest In New York Met With "Aggressive" Police Response, Multiple Arrests
Videos show protesters chanting "I Can't Breathe" — the final words of both Eric Garner and now Floyd, who died on Monday after a Minneapolis officer, pressed his knee into Floyd's neck
Court Jails Man For $240,000 Romance Scam
The convict, who defrauded his victim, Chantai Meadery in February 2018 through a dating scam, with a promise of "building a future together" in Switzerland, was arraigned by the Port Harcourt Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on July 23, 2019 on a 4-count charge bordering on obtaining money by false pretence and money laundering.
Five Corps Members To Repeat Service Year In Ondo State
Akpabio said the two categories of offenders committed violations, which included failure to report for service after documentation, absenteeism, truancy at places of primary assignments and dereliction of duty.
Five Years Of Buhari's Administration Wasteful, Corrupt, Taking Nigeria Nowhere —PDP
"This administration has failed woefully in its three major governance planks of provision of security, economic recovery and fight against corruption."
Demonstrators Flood Columbus Streets To Protest Police Violence, George Floyd’s Death
Columbus police are standing by and have blocked off North High Street at Broad Street downtown to stop the protests from marching further.
NDDC Probe: Sack, Arrest Akpabio Now, Ijaw Group Tells Buhari
It’s a known public fact that two persons have died, the EDFA inclusive since the exposure of Godswill Akpabio and cronies mind-blowing looting and subsequent probing by the National Assembly.
Biafra: Nigeria Must Tender Apology For War Crimes Committed Against Igbo By Promise Eze
The Nigerian Government has left many questions unanswered. It has failed to render an apology for the massacre and pogrom orchestrated against the Igbo race before and during the civil war. It has failed to explain why it was so much engrossed in a genocide against a people who had contributed so much to the growth and development of Nigeria.
How Will Africa Fare After COVID-19? By Haleed Sulemana
The African Free Trade Area Agreement (AfCFTA) that would see African countries trade within its borders without priority to Western countries should be fast-tracked and made operational. This will allow the African Union and other African sectors to easily assert their agency globally.
Chairman Of Nigeria’s Revenue Agency Denies Allegations Of Tribalism In Organisation
Nami, who spoke while reacting to the alleged removal of some directors on tribal and ethnic grounds, said that the exercise was done according to the laws of the country.
Commission Urges Northern State Governments In Nigeria To Address Almajiri Problem
In a statement by its Executive Secretary, Mr Tony Ojukwu, the NHRC noted that almajiris were exposed to increased vulnerabilities and risks including death, trafficking, kidnapping, drug use and addiction, recruitment into terrorism, violent crimes, sexual and other forms of assault and forced/child marriages.
Activists Task Nigerians On Value, Respect For Human Life
Human rights activists gave the charge on Thursday in a chat with our correspondent in commemoration of national day of mourning for victims of violent killings.
Buhari Orders Military Crackdown As Sokoto Bandits Kill 70
Buhari added that a major military operation code-named ‘Operation Accord’ had been launched by the military against the bandits terrorising the North-West and North Central states.
My Boss'll Not Shake Hands With Any Woman He Isn't Married To, Nigeria's Communications Minister's Aide Tells Abike Dabiri-Erewa As Crisis Continues
The minister and NIDCOM boss had engaged in a disagreement since February this year after Pantami allegedly ordered the eviction of the agency from the building accommodating it.
COVID-19: No Shaking Of Hands, Hugging In Religious Centres, Ondo Government Tells Worshipers After Lifting Ban
He noted that part of the rules considered for the reopening of worship centres was for people to avoid hugging, hand shake and holding of hands during prayers.
Lagos Youth Demand Compensation For Family Of Teenager Killed By Police
It was gathered that the policemen, who were trying to enforce curfew at the end of the Third Mainland Bridge, shot at the driver of a commercial bus.
Family Petitions Enugu Governor, IGP Over 70-year-old Woman’s Death
Since she was living alone, nobody saw or heard her shouting. It was after two days that her corpse was discovered.
BREAKING: Former Police Officer, Derek Chauvin, Arrested For Death Of George Floyd
Video taken at the scene showed Chauvin holding his knee to Floyd's neck for several minutes, with Floyd saying "help" and "I can't breathe" while he was held.
Muhammadu Buhari: The Grave And Its Saving Ghosts -(Part One) By Dr Bolaji O. Akinyemi
The past 5 years of Mohammadu Buhari Presidency on the platform of All Progressive Congress, APC has not been different from his 5 years with APC; Afri-Project Consortium's handling of the Petroleum Trust Fund projects, while the North is made better that he met it. The South is made worse and groans under the yoke of deprivation.
Bulgaia's PM: Entirely New Bilding for a National Children's Hospital Will Be Build
An entirely new building for a national children's hospital will be built, Bulgaria's Prime Minister Boyko Borissov said. The unfinished building, which began construction more than 40 years ago, will be demolished.
The Pros and Cons of Working with an Agent: Advice for Photographers
When you’re very early in your photography career, getting an agent will seem like a mysterious process. Many photographers feel that signing with an agent will offer the key to their fortunes. When they do sign, some photographers will feel they have finally made it.
Wedding Photographer Reviews the Nikon D780
These are my thoughts on the Nikon D780 after shooting a 9-hour wedding with one in London in February of 2020. I had it for 3 days, so this isn’t an exhaustive technical review; I’m not going to dissect it or pixel peep, just report on my impressions as a full-time wedding photographer who normally uses a couple of D750s.
Leslie Hale: “Everyone is fighting some sort of battle; If we knew of their battles we would likely feel far differently toward them, and they might feel differently toward us”
I would start a movement of compassion and kindness for everyone. Everyone is fighting some sort of battle. If we knew of their battles we would likely feel far differently toward them, and they might feel differently toward us. As a part of my series about strong female leaders, I had the pleasure of interviewing […]
A Nurse Shares What It’s Like to Be Pregnant and Working on the Front Lines
This New Jersey nurse shares how she has stayed positive through these challenging times.
Have Tea Set. Will Travel!
A group of leadership professionals invited me to attend a large community forum on feminine leadership. Although they knew that I had been consulting on leadership in the international arena for over 2 decades and had written books on the subject, they invited me to just attend. Many of the leaders had also gleaned from […]
Kraft Heinz VP Yang Xu: “It’s so important that women realize the following: you can never exceed your ambitions”
It’s so important that women realize the following: you can never exceed your ambitions. I see so many young female professionals who have self-imposed ideas of what they can and cannot do. I was lucky that it never occurred to me to not consider my profession because I’m a woman. Fundamentally, I believe I’m an equal […]
Lisa Pongrass of Canvas & Hyde: “Encouragement is so empowering; When other people believe in you and what you are doing it’s a lot easier to believe in yourself”
I have been so fortunate that so many people in my life offer their support and encouragement. When other people believe in you and what you are doing it’s a lot easier to believe in yourself. I had the distinct pleasure of interviewing Lisa Pongrass, the Founder and CEO of Canvas & Hyde, a luxury […]
These Strategies Will Help You Help Your Children Cope During These Stressful Times
These practices will help the entire family grow closer and stronger.
“Don’t think of yourself as a female leader; Think of yourself as a leader” With Kimberly Eberl
Don’t think of yourself as a female leader. Think of yourself as a leader. A smart leader that deserves attention. You’re not more of a leader or less of a leader because you’re female. You’re as strong or as weak as your own abilities can take you. Your team embodies who you are. If you […]
Dr. Will Kirby: “You may think that my thought processes are too ambitious. But they aren’t. And my dreams are my reality”
Very early on in the COVID-19 pandemic my group, LaserAway, recognized there wouldn’t be enough protective equipment for first responders and hospitals to function efficiently. We immediately started donating our excess personal protective equipment (PPE) and with 58 clinic locations and a presence in nine of the ten biggest cities in the United States we […]
Ana Freccia: “Take time for yourself every day and I really mean every day”
Listen more and accept the criticism — I started to understand my business better and my client’s needs when I started to listen more and act accordingly. It not only changed my relationship with them as it has made me feel in peace with myself. As a part of our series about entrepreneurs who transformed something they did […]
MoMA’s Paola Antonelli on how Museums Can Help Us Thrive
The innovative design curator on how art, design, and fashion can help us build a better future
Who You Are… The Most Important Decisions You Will Ever Make Rest On ONE Word…
Life Is A Queen, The Human Mind Her Diamond Gown, The Human Strength, A Fortress... from my poem "Who You Are"
Sara Azadi : “Customer Service can make or break your business”
Customer Service can make or break your business. I knew this going in but making it the cornerstone of your business will help address issues in a way that are always customer-centric. We discovered why this mattered a few months into the success of our business. We saw many copycat products come out of China. […]
There are kids and pets in the cockpit too
Some thoughts and ideas about being more energy efficient when working from home. Nothing to do with utilities.
Staying Grounded in a Chaotic World
When we are not distracted by all of the world’s busyness, this connection to a world beyond what we usually view as “our world” informs and colors everything else.
5 Things I Wish Someone Told Me Before I Became a Chef, With Tara May
It doesn’t matter if you fall or mess up, what matters is how you learn from it and turn it around. As part of our series about “5 Things I Wish Someone Told Me Before I Became a Chef” I had the distinct pleasure of interviewing Tara May. Tara came to San Diego in April […]
Natasha Louckevitch: “Don’t expect respect; GET IT by wearing your convictions like skin and your vulnerability as a superhero cape!”
Don’t expect respect. GET IT by wearing your convictions like skin and your vulnerability as a superhero cape! Your team needs a leader, but also someone they can admire. Give them a purpose, and they will give you the passion you need to thrive. As a part of my series about strong female leaders, I […]
Valerie Schreiner of Turnitin: “My advice for anyone in technology is to be constantly learning”
My advice for anyone in technology is to be constantly learning, to not let anything limit what you learn. Everybody in tech has to have an attitude that everything they know is outdated in 12 months. And because that’s true, it’s far less about gender or any other demographic and more about your ability to […]
A GOOD BOSS is better than a good company!
My first boss was the best. I had a family emergency and before I could finish explaining to him the situation. He said, “And you are still standing here talking to me? Why aren’t you out the door yet? I’ll cover for you.” I smiled then went to my desk, took my belongings and left. […]
AUD/JPY Price Analysis: Depressed above 71.00 after Japanese statistics
AUD/JPY drops to 71.33 after the key economics from Japan recently weighed on the pair amid the initial Asian session on Friday. Read: Tokyo area May
WTI slips below $34.00 amid risk reset in early Asia
WTI extends its declines from $34.34 to $33.56 amid the initial Asian session on Friday. In doing so, the oil benchmark probes the previous day’s reco
USD/CAD Price Analysis: Seesaws between 61.8% Fibonacci retracement, 100-day EMA
USD/CAD drops from the intraday high of 1.3785 to 1.3773 amid the initial hour of Tokyo trading on Friday. In doing so, the pair retreats from 100-day
Last time the Japanese government described industrial production as decreasing rapidly was in November 2008
Following a slew of Japanese data today, a Japnese govt official has stated that the last time the Japanese govt described industrial production as de
Silver Price Analysis: Struggles to gather upside traction despite diamond breakout
Silver is currently trading near $17.41 per ounce, representing a 0.21% gain on the day, having faced rejection near $17.50 on Thursday. The metal wit
EUR/JPY falls back to 200-day SMA as Tokyo inflation beats estimates
The bid tone around the Japanese yen strengthened early Friday, pushing EUR/JPY back to levels below the 200-day simple moving average (SMA) at 119.25
India sidesteps Trump mediation offer over China border showdown
“We are engaged with the Chinese side to peacefully resolve this issue,” External Affairs Ministry spokesman says.
Study finds increase in pediatric fractures sustained at home during COVID-19 pandemic
COVID-19 social distancing measures, including the closure of schools and parks and the indefinite cancellation of team sports, have led to a nearly 60% decrease overall in pediatric fractures but an increase in the proportion of fractures sustained at home, according to a new study by researchers at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.
PCR and CRF partner to deliver practical education in virtual format
PCR and CRF are pleased to announce the creation of virtual Partners in Learning sessions that will be broadcast during the PCR e-Course (June 25-27, 2020) and CRF’s TVT Connect meeting (June 18-28, 2020).
Study provides groundwork for restoring nerve-muscle connection in ALS
Patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, lose muscle control as nerve cells or neurons in the brain and spinal cord degenerate and can no longer send signals to muscles.
Ferritin heavy chain protein shows promise as a potential SARS-CoV-2 vaccine or antiviral
A new study published on the online preprint server bioRxiv in May 2020 reports the construction and testing of a new ferritin-based antigen-bearing protein that has biological activity towards the ACE2 receptor. This could indicate its potential for development as a vaccine or antiviral.
Researchers grow lung organoids from stem cells for Sars-Cov-2 research
A Bochum-based team intends to use organoids from stem cells to study the progression of Sars-CoV-2 infection and to identify antiviral substances.
Study finds gender differences in autism severity changes during early childhood
During early childhood, girls with autism tend to show greater reduction and less rise in their autism symptom severity than boys with autism, a UC Davis MIND Institute study has found.
Experts issue new guidance to improve stroke care amid COVID-19
Top stroke experts have issued new guidance to ensure stroke patients receive safe, timely care while preventing the transmission of COVID-19.
Scientists from gnomAD Consortium release first set of discoveries on human genetic variation
For the last eight years, the Genome Aggregation Database Consortium (and its predecessor, the Exome Aggregation Consortium, or ExAC), has been working with geneticists around the world to compile and study more than 125,000 exomes and 15,000 whole genomes from populations around the world.
ADB Approves $400 Million Loan to Support Philippines’ Capital Market Development
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a $400 million policy-based loan to support the Philippine government’s efforts to strengthen domestic capital markets and reach its development goals of high, sustained economic growth and poverty reduction. The Support to Capital Market-Generated Infrastructure Financing Program, subprogram 1, aims to address key constraints that have limited the […]
Chatting with Nick Carter of the Backstreet Boys
Nick Carter of the Grammy-nominated pop group Backstreet Boys chatted with Digital Journal's Markos Papadatos about his family life, the digital age of music, and his partnerships with VOSS and Happy Family Organics during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Suriname leader seeks recount after poll defeat
Suriname's ruling party is calling for a recount of votes in Monday's general election, the party leader and President Desi Bouterse said Thursday, after preliminary results showed the opposition winning.
US indicts NKoreans, Chinese over $2.5 bn network to dodge sanctions
The US Justice Department indicted 28 North Koreans and five Chinese on Thursday for operating a money laundering ring that moved billions of dollars through global banks to avoid nuclear sanctions on Pyongyang.The network processed more than $2.
Coronavirus: Premier League chief accepts some games may be at neutral venues
Premier League chief executive Richard Masters accepts a small number of this season's remaining gam...
Coronavirus: Seville derby to relaunch LaLiga season on June 11
LaLiga will return with the derby between Sevilla and Real Betis on Thursday, June 11, it has been c...
From the know-it-all to the overprotective – supportive parents we love to hate
In their own way, parents are our biggest supporters. They motivate us when we fail, listen to our problems without judgement, tell us when we’re wrong and share life hacks they've picked up along...
Coronavirus: Tebas wants 2020-21 to start on September 12 as LaLiga chief warns of €700m losses
LaLiga president Javier Tebas wants the 2020-21 season to start on September 12 and has warned clubs...
CWI agree in principle to tour England in July, awaits UK gov't approval
Cricket West Indies has agreed in principle to send a West Indies team to England for a three-Test series in July. The decision was arrived at during a meeting of the board on Thursday. The decision c...
Man Utd legend Giggs modelling Wales on 'fantastic' Liverpool
Ryan Giggs has been so impressed by "fantastic" Liverpool this season that he is trying to get his W...
Premier League is back: Previously, in the Premier League...
Over three months after the ball was last kicked, the Premier League is set to restart on June 17. ...
Barcelona spell the worst year of my career, says Martino
Mexico head coach Gerardo Martino says his season in charge of Barcelona was the worst of his career...
Coronavirus: Cricket Australia braced for T20 World Cup postponement
Cricket Australia (CA) is braced for a huge financial hit due to the possible postponement of the IC...
Wolves winger Traore can be 'almost unstoppable' and might be fastest ever footballer, says Gil
Adama Traore is the fastest man in football and can be "almost unstoppable" if he sharpens up minor ...
Coronavirus: Hughton welcomes Premier League return and pressures of 'mini-tournament'
The return of the Premier League is "brilliant news" and the remainder of the season could be an int...
'Cleon dedicated his life to coaching' - CWI Director of Cricket Jimmy Adams
Cricket West Indies offered condolences to the family and friends of Cleon Smith, head coach of the Jamaica Women’s cricket team. He passed away on Thursday. Smith played a crucial role in the develop...