Investor Tony Bobulinski says he personally met with Joe Biden to discuss a joint venture with a Chinese company, accusing his son Hunter and the Biden family of using the endeavor as a “personal piggy bank.” Read Full Article at RT.com
Facebook has deleted the account of biology professor Bret Weinstein without explanation, apparently expanding its crackdown on politically incorrect thought to include leftists who defend speech rights and criticize Big Tech. Read Full Article at RT.com
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is taking heat after a post celebrating his memoir about Covid-19 being a bestseller. Critics were quick to let him know how he could have better spent his time during the pandemic. Read Full Article at RT.com
Chalk up another casualty of Covid-19: The 160-year tradition of Santa Claus meeting children at the flagship Macy’s department store in New York City will be broken this year as St. Nick has been disinvited on pandemic concerns. Read Full Article at RT.com
Metaphorically telling people to get rid of their censorship instinct got one prominent Twitter user censored herself, after the platform decided that went against their harassment rules for wishing someone “physical harm.” Read Full Article at RT.com
Youth Policy review study has revealed that inadequate financing towards implementation of the strategy affected its implementation. Presenting the study findings Wednesday to Journalists at Illala Lodge, Youth and Society (YAS) Executive Director, Charles Kajoloweka said though Malawi made some strides in the implementation of the policy, inadequate financing was a major challenge. “One key challenge that […] The post Inadequate financing affects Youth Policy implementation first appeared on Malawi Nyasa Times - News from Malawi about Malawi.
Blantyre’s first ever five star hotel, the Sogecoa Golden Peacock, will officially open its doors to the public on Friday. President Lazarus Chakwera is expected to officially inaugurate the Chinese-constructed magnificent structure ranked five-star. Hotel Marketing Manager, Samuel Mio, said following the grand opening, prices and costs of all the products and services have been […] The post Blantyre 5-star hotel Golden Peacock offers 20 % discount on official opening first appeared on Malawi Nyasa Times - News from Malawi about Malawi.
Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC) has said it would be imperative for government to blacklist companies and individuals who have been defrauding Malawians, in all sorts of manners, so that would-be offenders can be deterred. In a statement issued Thursday, and signed by national coordinator, Gift Trapance, and regional chairpersons, HRDC said it was appalled […] The post Crossroads Hotel beware! HRDC for blacklisting of corrupt companies, individuals: Citizens must boycott their services first appeared on Malawi Nyasa Times - News from Malawi about Malawi.
National Bank of Malawi (NBM) plc has partnered with a cancer awareness and rights organization, Think Pink Malawi to hold this year’s annual breast cancer awareness virtual walk slated for this Saturday (tomorrow). NBM plc Marketing and Corporate Affairs Manager Akossa Hiwa said in an interview that due to Covid-19 pandemic restrictions, this year’s walk will be a […] The post National Bank partners Think Pink Malawi in Cancer virtual walk first appeared on Malawi Nyasa Times - News from Malawi about Malawi.
About 36 elite referees from across the country are expected to take part in 2021 FIFA International Referees Panel Listing Fitness Test this Saturday in Lilongwe. The exercise, which will be held at Bingu National Stadium on 24th October 2020, is aimed at testing referees to come up with 15 referees to be nominated for […] The post Malawi referees to take part in Fifa fitness test first appeared on Malawi Nyasa Times - News from Malawi about Malawi.
Asian stocks were set for cautious gains on Friday after positive U.S. economic data and signs of progress in stimulus talks in Washington lifted Wall Street benchmarks.
Wells Fargo & Co is exploring a sale of its asset management business, in what would be the U.S. bank's biggest shake-up since former Bank of New York Mellon chief executive Charles Scharf joined as CEO last year, people familiar with the matter said on Thursday.
SINGAPORE - Goldman Sachs Singapore will pay US$122 million (S$165 million) to the Singapore Government for its role in the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) bond offerings corruption scandal. The penalty is believed to be the largest-ever imposed here, far exceeding the $13.3 million slapped on BSI Bank, whose Singapore unit was shut down in 2016 for its role in the scandal. The fine is on top of the nearly US$3 billion that parent Goldman Sachs has agreed to pay after its Malaysia unit said it will plead guilty to violating foreign bribery laws, drawing a line under a saga that has dogged the investment banking giant for years. Singapore's Commercial Affairs Department (CAD) has also served Goldman Sachs Singapore with a 36-month conditional warning, in lieu of prosecution, for three counts of corruption offences punishable under Section 5(b)(i) of the Prevention of Corruption Act, Chapter 241.
Quebec Premier François Legault’s popularity is due in part to how he’s navigated the relationship between language and race, often playing one against the other. But in addressing the uOttawa controversy, he is risking political capital when it comes to confronting a movement demanding systemic change.
Author: Fri, 2020-10-23 00:55 RIYADH: As part of the activities marking International White Cane Safety Day, the Saudi Red Crescent Authority (SRCA) has launched the blind paramedic manual in braille. The manual was introduced during the training course organized by SRCA to train visually impaired individuals on first aid. SRCA President Jalal Al-Owaisi stressed that the program aimed to raise awareness among this group in Saudi society about the basic principles of first aid and ways to deal with various situations. “The program is one of the many community and training programs organized by SRCA targeting all groups and segments of society,” he said. Main category: Saudi ArabiaTags: Saudi Arabia
Fri, 2020-10-23 00:58 RIYADH: Saudi Arabia and Hungary signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) at the Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture’s headquarters in Riyadh on Thursday. The MoU comes in recognition of both countries’ awareness about the importance of cooperation in the area of water and wastewater management, and the need for joint efforts in order to strengthen ties and achieve sustainable development, the Saudi Press Agency reported. The two sides agreed to advance towards improving the efficiency of water supply capacity, improving the standard of chemicals involved and supporting technical innovation in the field. Main category: Saudi ArabiaTags: Saudi ArabiaHungary Saudi Arabia plays a stabilizing role in the region, says Hungarian FMDubai’s Al-Habtoor Group planning major investment in Hungary, other central European countries
Fri, 2020-10-23 01:02 SYDNEY: The Saudi Embassy in Australia joined forces with the Youth 20 (Y20) engagement group of the G20 to hold a youth workshop at Western Sydney University. Saudi Ambassador to Australia Musaed Al-Saleem said the workshop had been staged as part of a program of activities and events being organized by the embassy in cities throughout the country to tie in with the Kingdom’s G20 presidency year. Graduate students from Saudi Arabia, Australia, China, India, Brazil, Italy, and France who took part in the workshop tackled a number of topics that highlighted the Y20 focus for this year on global citizenship, youth empowerment, and preparedness for the future. Main category: Saudi ArabiaTags: Saudi ArabiaG20 RiyadhYouth 20 Summit (Y20)
Fri, 2020-10-23 01:05 RIYADH: The Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Red Sea Development Co. to maintain the environmental sustainability of the Red Sea’s waterfront, protect and improve its natural habitats, and ensure that development processes do not affect the waterfront’s ecosystem, the Saudi Press Agecny reported on Thursday. Under the MoU, the two parties will cooperate to facilitate the procedures for obtaining the necessary environmental permits for the project, provided it complies with the environmental compliance standards applied in the Kingdom. Main category: Saudi ArabiaTags: Saudi ArabiaRed Sea Saudi Arabia warns UN of oil in Red Sea near abandoned tankerRed Sea cruise ships to set sail from Saudi Arabia on Aug.27
Author: Fri, 2020-10-23 01:44 JEDDAH: Six international organizations have completed two studies on e-learning in the Kingdom and praised its efforts in providing a rapid response, multiple options and continuous improvement during the coronavirus pandemic. The studies involved the participation of 342,000 respondents and were conducted under the supervision of the Kingdom’s National Center for e-Learning. The center said that the global organizations completed two comprehensive studies on the experience of public and higher education in Saudi Arabia during the pandemic, with the aim of documenting and studying the reality of the experience and coming up with initiatives to develop e-learning practices in accordance with current global practices and standards. The studies were conducted with the participation of students, faculty members, teachers, parents and school leaders. The number of participants in the public education study reached 318,000, while the number of participants in the higher education study reached 24,000. The first study was prepared by the Online Learning Consortium (OLC), with the participation of the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), Quality Matters (QM), the UNESCO Institute of Information Technologies in Education (IITE), the National Research Center for Distance Education and Technological Advancements (DETA) in the US. The second study was prepared by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) with the cooperation of the Harvard Graduate School of Education. In the studies, reference comparisons were made with more than 193 countries. The two studies showed the Kingdom’s distinction in the diversity of options, including, for example, electronic content and satellite channels available for e-learning in public education. NUMBER 342k The studies on e-learning involved the participation of 342,000 respondents and were conducted under the supervision of the Kingdom’s National Center for e-Learning. The percentage of countries that succeeded in providing these at the national level was only 38 percent. The study conducted by the OECD and the Harvard Graduate School of Education included a comparison of the Kingdom’s response to education during the COVID-19 pandemic with 37 member states. The results showed the Kingdom’s progress in 13 out of 16 indicators on the average of these countries. The study also revealed that teachers received significant support to overcome obstacles to e-learning. The study of public education indicated that there was a clear strategy for the Ministry of Education to reopen schools in the Kingdom and address any issues. OLC hailed the efforts of the Saudi Ministry of Education in dealing with the crisis by providing a variety of options for e-learning, and the quick response to the pandemic and immediate shift to remote instruction. The two studies recommended 71 proposed development initiatives for public education and 78 proposed development initiatives for higher education. The National Center for e-Learning is working in coordination with the Ministry of Education to present the initiatives and begin their implementation. The center announced that the organizations that conducted the studies would publish their results and complete the second phase at the end of the current semester. Main category: Saudi ArabiaTags: Saudi ArabiaSaudi educationCoronavirus Saudi education provider passes pandemic challenges Saudi education ministry approves continuation of distance education until end of first term
More than 100 demonstrators protesting ramped-up Covid-19 lockdown restrictions clashed with police in Dublin, with 11 being arrested and an investigation launched into the organizers of the event. Read Full Article at RT.com
Topeka Police have concluded that an officer who restrained an already-handcuffed 14-year-old autistic boy with a knee to the neck, and pepper-sprayed his dog, was following procedure – though admitted the choice was “concerning.” Read Full Article at RT.com
[IMF] The regional outlook is broadly unchanged since the June 2020 Regional Economic Outlook Update. In 2020, economic activity is expected to contract by 3.0 percent, but then recover by 3.1 percent in 2021. This represents a drop in real per capita income of 4.6 percent over 2020-21, which is larger than in other regions. This outlook is subject to significant downside risks, particularly regarding the path of the pandemic, the resilience of the region's health systems, and the availability of external finan
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Singer Don McLean has revealed his anthem to 'the day the music died', American Pie, may have also been about the untimely passing of his father who had Scottish roots.
EXCLUSIVE: Joanne Mills, 44, from Essex died of a heart attack on October 14. She had not sought treatment earlier as she was scared of catching coronavirus in hospital.
The First Minister joked that Professor Jason Leitch would be portrayed as the Grinch on newspaper front pages for telling families to prepare to see loved ones over Zoom.