128-Year-Old Melbourne Institution Hopetoun Tea Rooms Is Up for Sale
The eatery – which has been operating in the CBD’s iconic Block Arcade since 1892, drawing crowds with its extravagant cake displays and wide-ranging tea menu – reportedly owes more than $3 million.
What You Can and Can’t Do in Melbourne When Lockdown Restrictions Ease Next Week
Starting June 1, life in the city will feel a bit freer. Small house-parties and overnight stays are back; you can go to the drive-in, a gallery or a museum; you can even travel for a holiday. Here’s what else you can do when the clock ticks over.
Four Pillars’ Sydney Distillery, “The Laboratory”, Will Open in Surry Hills in Mid June
It has two bars, a still making small-batch spirits, a shop and lots of gin. It’s throwing a party on opening weekend with events, masterclasses and of course, cocktails.
Coming Soon: Italo-Japanese Sangas and Brisket-Meatball Subs at Nico’s Sandwich Deli
Plus, Seven Seeds batch brew and Baker Bleu bread. It’s by one of the crew behind Peaches, Cheek, Dexter and Takeaway Pizza, and it’s all crammed into a tiny shop in a city laneway.
The 22nd Biennale of Sydney Is Reopening With Extended Dates
The 10-week festival ran for just 10 days in March before closing due to Covid-19. But with the easing of lockdown restrictions, it’ll now run until October.
How Your Kid’s (Or Kids’) School Can Go Solar
With solar being a popular choice for those looking to save on their energy costs, it's no surprise that schools are taking advantage of it as well. Furthermore, many more schools could save money by going solar. [caption id=
Lockdown Impact: As states lose revenue, here's why they turn to alcohol
Indian states have been wanting to lift ban on the sale of liquor since the implementation of lockdown in the country. The state governments have been running out of money to sustain their fight against novel coronavirus.
Eid: Over 10L UGC posts on ShareChat in 12 languages
ShareChat, leading made in India social media platform witnessed huge traction on the occasion of Eid this year on its platform with more than 10 lakhs UGC post created across 12 languages such as Hindi, Punjabi, Tamil, Malayalam, Telugu, Kannada, Urdu, Gujarati, Marathi, Bengali, Odia and
10 new Covid cases in HP, tally reaches 234
Ten more people tested positive for the novel coronavirus in Himachal Pradesh, taking the number of cases to 234 on Tuesday, a Health Department official said. There are 161 active cases of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) in the state and 61 people have recovered so far, Additional Chief
COVID-19: TN sees biggest single day spike of 817 cases
In the biggest single day spike, Tamil Nadu reported 817 fresh COVID-19 cases, which included 138 returnees from Maharashtra, on Wednesday pushing the infection count to 18,545 while six more deaths were recorded. With three men and an equal number of women succumbing to the virus, the fatalities
Salon, beauty parlours await customers post amid relaxations in lockdown
The salons and beauty parlours have been allowed to operate in Dehradun in the fourth phase of lockdown but people are still avoiding such places. According to various barbers and salon owners, they are earning only about two per cent of what they used to earn before the lockdown. Some salon
Raja Risalu, a folk play, was presented by Department of Culture on YouTube channel
A folk play Raja Risalu was presented by Department of Culture on YouTube channel. The play was presented unde the online presentation initiative by culture department. The play was directed by Pandit Omprakash Sharma. It is to be noted that in view of the worldwide crisis of Coronavirus, a
Haryana CM stresses water conservation, crop diversification
Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Tuesday said the State was making policies to save water and had sought farmers' suggestions and feedbacks. Expressing concern over falling groundwater level, he said while interacting with farmers in Kurukshetra town that it had reached below 40
Forester caught with Rs 2.79L
Vigilance officers on Tuesday caught Angul district’s caught Chhendipada Forest Range Officer Manamohan Swain carrying Rs 2,79,000 collected as illegal gratification from different sources. The officers intercepted him at 6.30 at Mundali bridge on Cuttack city outskirts while he was proceeding
India's 4th, 'perhaps worst' recession is here, warns CRISIL
India's fourth recession since Independence, first since liberalisation and perhaps the worst to date, is here, warned CRISIL. On Tuesday, the agency has forecasted India's GDP growth to fall off a cliff and contract 5 per cent in the financial year 2021,
83 NRIs return to Chandigarh
As many as 83 non-resident Indians belonging to Chandigarh have returned to the city till now. Out of these 83 persons, 16 persons have been discharged from the hotels on completion of seven days stay and after they were tested negative. Expatriates from abroad have returned to the city while 70
Rs 24.50 Cr released from CM Fund for districts
Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel has released a total of Rs 24.50 crores to all the districts to fight the coronavirus pandemic. The money was released from Chief Minister’s Disaster Relief Fund, officials said on Tuesday. The Chief Minister’s office said Raipur, Baloda Bazar,
1,044 new COVID-19 cases in Mumbai; 32 more patients succumb
With 1,044 new COVID-19 cases, The tally in Mumbai rose to 33,835 on Wednesday, while the toll increased to 1,044 after 32 more patients succumbed to the viral infection, the city civic body said. The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), in a release, said 240 more patients were discharged
Damage to crops by wild boars, monkeys, blue bulls to be compensated: HoFF
Farmers whose crops and vegetables are damaged or destroyed or consumed by wild boars, monkeys and blue bulls will be given compensation. Stating this today on phone head of the forest force (HoFF) cum principal chief conservator of forest (PCCF) Jharkhand Shashi Nandkeolyar said, “I have been
11 containment zones turns green
As eleven Covid -19 containment zones have turned green in Delhi, the national Capital still has 90 ‘active’ containment zones according to the Delhi Government. While 11 zones have been excluded of total Red Zones but corona cases have yet to start reducing New cases are being reported
Survey for jobs to all labourers starts
The survey has started in the State from today to ensure employment to all the labourers who have returned to Madhya Pradesh as per the wish of Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan. After surveying the labourers of Madhya Pradesh returning to other States, they will be linked to the Sambal Yojana
Punjab issues advisory for international, domestic travellers entering State
Following Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh’s announcement mandating quarantine for people entering Punjab, the State Health Department on Tuesday issued a detailed advisory specifying health protocol and procedure for international as well as domestic travellers coming by air, rail and by
82 foreigners chargesheeted for attending Markaz event
The Delhi Police on Tuesday submitted a status report and chargesheet before a city court about the investigation it has conducted so far into the event organised by the Tablighi Jamaat at its markaz (centre) in Delhi’s Nizamuddin area in March. In its chargsheet, the Delhi Police stated that 82
Two held for swindling Rs 48L through chit fund company
Two persons were arrested for swindling Rs 48 lakh on the pretext of doubling the money within 15 days, police said here on Tuesday. The accused had created a phony chit-fund concern, ‘The Future Company’. They claimed it to be a chain-marketing company which could double
Covid-19 being dealt with effectively in Haryana: CM
Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Tuesday said that with the people exercising restraint while following the rules of lockdown, the Covid-19 outbreak in the State is being dealt with effective management by the Government. He said that the global corona epidemic is an unprecedented
Airbus experts from France begin probe into Pak air crash
An 11-member team of technical experts of Airbus aerospace company visited the Jinnah International Airport here and inspected the runway, air traffic control tower and radar control station as part of its initial investigation into the PIA air crash involving its aircraft that killed 97 people,
Staffer, 10 inmates of Rohini Prison recover from corona
Delhi Prison authorities on Tuesday said that one staff member and ten inmates of Rohini jail have recovered and tested negative for Covid-19. Earlier, Head Wardern of central jail number 10 in Rohini had tested positive for coronavirus on May 15. "He was asymptomatic and had been kept in
Himachal CM: Tribal Bhawan to start soon for facilitating tribal people
Himachal Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur while addressing the chairpersons of Zila Parishads, Panchayat Samitis and Panchayat Pradhans of various Gram Panchayats of Kinnaur and Lahaul Spiti districts and Pangi, Bharmour and Killar area of Chamba district on Tuesday through video conferencing from
3,274 Shramik trains run till May 25: Rly
nIndian Railways has operationlised 3,274 “Shramik Special” trains till May 25 across the country and ferried more than 44 lakh passengers to their home states through “Shramik Special” trains in 25 days. The railways have distributed more than 74 lakh free meals and more than one Crore
Kolar Police nab three for stealing electronic goods worth Rs 1.5 lakh
Kolar police have nabbed three miscreants who targeted two shops at Gurukripa complex and escaped with electronic goods worth Rs 1.5 lakh on May 21. The nabbed accused were identified as Deepak, Ghanshyam and Raja. The three are habitual criminals and have been booked for several crimes in the
On a positive note
Positivity is one of the greatest qualities any human being can possess. I always try to inculcate and practice positivity in my life. I try to communicate with persons who have a positive frame of mind. I thrive in that good vibe. By saying so I don’t mean that there are no low phases in my life
Heatwave grips Capital, mercury touches 46O C
As heatwaves continued to persist, the national Capital on Tuesday recorded the maximum temperature at 46 degree Celsius, the highest for the month of May in 18 years. Delhi touched 46 degrees in May was in 2002. According to Dr Rajender Jenamani, MeT scientist, Delhi (Palam) reported
NIT, Raipur, to hold online exam for final year students
Amid the Covid-19 induced lockdown, the National Institute of Technology, Raipur, is preparing to hold its examination online for final year students. The NIT Raipur Senate has decided to hold the examination in digital format. Accordingly, the final year students can take the examination through
Major administrative surgery in C’garh
The Chhattisgarh government on Tuesday unleashed a major bureaucratic reshuffle, transferring and posting 55 IAS officials including 22 District Collectors. According to an order issued by the General Administration Department, Additional Chief Secretary Amitabh Jain (IAS, 1989 batch), who was ACS
Quarantine inmates block NH in Bhadrak
Over 200 inmates blocked the National Highway-16 in Bhadrak district on Tuesday alleging that they were not provided food at the Temporary Medical Centre (TMC) on Monday night. The road blockade hit vehicular movement severely as hundreds of vehicles, remained stranded on both sides of the
Bokaro reports 2 new Covid cases
Two new positive cases of Coronavirus infection have been found in Bokaro district, they have returned from Mumbai, informed Mukesh Kumar Deputy Commissioner Bokaro on Tuesday. Aged about 40 years, both are residents of Nawadih block, were admitted at COVID Hospital at Bokaro General Hospital
Arrivals continue to haggle over paid quarantine
People arriving from other states in Dehradun continued to argue with the district administration officials over paid quarantine on Tuesday. This was stated by Sub Divisional Magistrate (SDM) of Doiwala, Laxmi Raj Chauhan who is supervising the arrival of passengers in the district by flights.
Work up health infra, remove bottlenecks: LG to Health Dept
Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal directed officials of the health department to review the capacity building of medical infrastructure and remove bottlenecks immediately. Baijal advised for monitoring of containment zones on dynamic basis for focused action. He instructed concerned
2 officers in charge, 2 junior officers suspended
Superintendent of Police Kartik S has suspended the officer in charge of Barkagaon police station Swapan Kumar Mahto and Churchu officer in charge Tarun Baxala for the negligence in the duties. The SP said that the officer in charge of Barkagaon has used the third degree on the student under the
Hospitals to face music for denying treatment to Covid patients
The District Magistrate on Monday issued an order stating that if any private hospital denies treatment to a Covid-19 patients then they will have to pay penalty as per the Epidemic Act (1897) without any prior notice. The decision was taken after the district administration received complaints
Fighting Covid-19: Drive to take samples of high-risk cases
The district administration has decided to start collecting samples of high-risk cases in the next four-five days. East Singhbhum district epidemiologist Dr M Asad said that based on contact tracing of all the four positive patients they will start the initiative. “As per Health Ministry
CM’s Rs 72.66 cr relief for those in distress
Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Tuesday provided compensation of Rs 72.66 crore to 3300 beneficiaries under the Mukhya Mantri Jan Kalyan Sambal Yojana through one click in the presence of Cabinet members. On this occasion, Chief Minister Chouhan said that this compensation amount is being
Divided Opp still failing in its duty
The bottomline is that while the BJP has chalked out its agenda, the Opposition is still stumbling about Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be completing the first year of his second term in office on May 30. While critics are discussing the Modi Government’s report card, it makes one think about
4 new COVID-19 cases in UP's Gautam Buddh Nagar, total 366
Four more people, including a four-year-old girl, tested positive for coronavirus in Uttar Pradesh's Gautam Buddh Nagar on Wednesday, pushing the total number of COVID-19 cases in the district to 366, officials said. Also, nine people were discharged from hospitals after recovery from COVID-19,
Application for B.Ed, M.Ed admission invited
The Government Education College for academic session 2020-22 has invited application for admission for Bachelor of Education and Masters in Education. The School Education Department's ‘E’ and ‘T’ category district education officer, Panchayat Development department, Urban department
40 fresh cases in Kerala, COVID-19 tally breaches 1,000 mark
The COVID-19 Tally in Kerala crossed the one thousand mark on Wednesday, with 40 people,including 37 returnees from abroad and other states, testing positive for the coronavirus. The aggregate of cases nowhas touched1003,while presently445 people are undergoing treatment in various hospitals
Digital conference on environment conservation organised for students
The Model Conference of Parties - I (MCOP-I), the first ever digital conference on nature conservation for students was held online. It was held to mark the International Day for Biological Diversity 2020 and 2020 as a Super Year for nature and biodiversity. It was hosted by World Wide Fund for
UP reports fresh COVID-19 fatality; toll reaches 178
One more person died of coronavirus in Uttar Pradesh on Wednesday, taking the toll in the state to 178, an official said. The state also reported 275 fresh COVID-19 cases, Principal Secretary Amit Mohan Prasad said. The coronavirus cases in the state have touched 6,823. Prasad said 3,855
52-yr-old refuses money to robbers, attacked
A 52-year-old man was attacked with sharp edged weapon after he refused to provide money to miscreant who attempted to rob in the wee hours on Monday in Nariyalkheda area; Gautam Nagar police have started investigation. Police said that the victim Rajkumar Chourasia was attacked by the miscreant
2 fire cases, no casualty; 1,000 jhuggis gutted
In last 24 hours, two incidents of fire were reported in the National Capital. In first incident, over 1,000 shanties were gutted in fire, leaving hundreds of people homeless, after a massive fire broke out in the slums of South-East Delhi's Tughlakabad area late on Monday night. According
BRO achieves milestone in tunnel construction below Chamba
The Border Roads Organisation (BRO) succeeded in joining the northern and southern portals of a tunnel being constructed below Chamba town in Tehri district on the Rishikesh-Dharasu national highway number 94. Joining the two portals of the tunnel being built as part of the Char Dham road project
12 injured in sand mining dispute
At least one dozen people were injured over dispute of sand mining at e Pratappur village around 14 km away from the district headquarter, on Monday evening. Three seriously injured people were referred to RIMS. An alleged dispute between two groups of minority community over sand mining turned
Roposo enables users to express, connect with others using short-form video content
Roposo is India’s leading video-sharing social networking platforms, proudly made in India and owned by Glance. Available in English and 10 Indian regional languages, the app enables users to express themselves and connect with others using short-form video content. Roposo’s powerful video
55-yr-old COVID-19 positive man dies in Srinagar hospital; toll in J-K rises to 25
A 55-year-old man from Srinagar who had tested positive for coronavirus died at a hospital here on Wednesday, taking the COVID-19 related death toll in Jammu and Kashmir to 25, officials said. The man, hailing from the Fateh Kadal area of the city, died at the Chest Diseases (CD) hospital here,
Governor releases special cover on Covid Bhubaneswar: Governor Prof Ganeshi Lal released a special cover on Covid-19 and a pack of 10 picture post cards on great personalities of Odisha here on Tuesday. Chief Postmaster General, Odisha Circle Subash Chandra Barmma and Secretary to Governor PK
B'pur NGO takes slew of Covid relief measures
Voluntary organisation PREM has taken a slew of initiatives to effectively contain corona virus to save precious human lives and to ensure the livelihood of the poor migrant workers at Bharat Mata Resource Center in village R Sitapur near Paralakhemundi under Gajapati district. Significantly, the
Respect the ‘sword arm’
The grim reality is that our armed forces run the risk of giving in to societal and political passions without fulfilling their reciprocal duty to address the institution’s own concerns Reassurances of trust, confidence and power are naturally vested in the “sword arm” of the nation ie, the
C’garh sees record single day spike in Covid-19 cases
The coronavirus infected persons are increasing in Chhattisgarh consistently. The state recorded the biggest single day spike on Tuesday with 68 fresh cases. With this, the active number of Covid-19 cases in the state rose to 281. Mungeli is till now the worst affected district. It again reported
Poster making contest to be organised for art lovers in city
A Poster Making Competition will be organized for the art lovers in the city. The competition was organised by Aakar Group which will be at the national level, after the school level National Competition is organized for senior artists and art students in which artists above 18 years of age can
China at it, again
Unusual aggression in Ladakh, the worst since Doklam, shows our neighbour is bent on arm twisting us in a post-pandemic world China is becoming as vindictive as the US in getting its way with the world or countries that are dependent on its still viable factory floors. And it has chosen to get
Coronavirus cases cross 1.5 lakh, govt says lockdown has 'decelerated' pace of COVID-19 spread
There have been "multiple gains" from the lockdown and the most important of them is that it has "decelerated the pace" of spread of COVID-19, the Union health ministry said on Wednesday even as the death toll reached 4,337 and the number of cases rose to 1,51,767 in the country. A total of 6,387
27% of total cases in mountainous districts
The nine mountainous districts of the State which were almost free from contagion of Covid-19 till second week of May, now constitute 27 per cent of the total patients of the disease. These districts now have 107 cases of Covid-19 which is an alarming situation for the state health authorities. As
Man misbehaves with quarantined woman
A man allegedly misbehaved with a woman at a quarantine centre at Daringbadi in Kandhamal district late on Sunday night. According to reports, 29 returnees from other States, nine women, 19 men and a baby, were kept at the BR Ambedkar College quarantine centre at Daringbadi. The accused, a
Youth drowns while bathing in canal
Bathing in a canal to beat the summer heat proved fatal for a young man on Tuesday. Twenty year old Sharif drowned when he was taking a dip in the Bahadrabad canal. It is being stated that four of his companions were also bathing in the canal, but Sharif went deep towards the swifter flow which
Haryana records 94 new cases, tally goes past 1,300
Haryana on Tuesday reported 94 new cases of corona virus, taking the State's case tally to 1305 even as 22 patients recovered from various hospitals of the State over the last 24 hours. According to the State government’s health bulletin, 94 fresh cases were reported from Gurugram, Faridabad,
Online training programme continues at BSL
Class room training in BSL Human Resource Development Department is currently suspended due to Covid-19. Sharing information the chief of communication BSL Manikant Dhan told that in order to balance such situation the digital platform is being used by the Bokaro Steel Plant to ensure continuity of
Cong to aid in immersing ‘Asthi Kalash' in Prayagraj
Hundreds of sacred ash pots across Chhattisgarh are waiting for immersion at the holy confluence in Prayagraj (Allahabad). In a unique gesture, the Congress has taken up the responsibility of immersing these earthen pots (Asthi Kalash) of those who died during the Covid-19 induced lockdown. The
Corona active cases come down to 34 in Hazaribag
Covid 19 active cases have come down to 34 in Hazaribag district. Seven patients were discharged on Monday evening by the Hazaribag Medical College and Hospital and five on Tuesday evening. Three have been already released by the hospital. The remaining 34 patients are improving day by
Youth playing mobile game run over by train
Playing PUBG on his mobile phone cost a youth his life as he died when he was hit by a train near Sielti village under the Lakhna police station in Nuapada district on Sunday night. The deceased was identified as Khiramohan Majhi. According to reports, the youth while being busy in playing the
PM Modi pays tribute to Nehru
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday paid tribute to India's first Prime Minister Jawahar Lal Nehru on his 56th death anniversary. Taking it to Twitter, Modi said: "Tributes to our first PM, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru Ji on his death anniversary." In 1964 Nehru died of heart attack at the age
COVID-19: Death toll rises to 4,337; total cases reach 1,51,767 in India
The death toll due to COVID-19 rose to 4,337 and the total number of cases climbed to 1,51,767 in the country, registering an increase of 170 deaths and 6,387 cases in the last 24 hours, the Union health ministry said on Wednesday. The number of active coronavirus cases stands at 83,004, while
AIIMS Rishikesh sets up remote monitored Covid ICU
The All India Institute of Medical Sciences Rishikesh has started remote monitored Covid-19 isolation wards with the help of a Banglore based startup. The set up aims to significantly reduce the risk of exposure to the healthcare workers while increasing patient safety and reduce the
Salesman held for killing wife
The Delhi Police has arrested a 37-year-old salesman in national Capital for allegedly killing his wife. Police said that the accused killed his wife after he got frustrated with his marital life. The accused has been identified as Sudhir, a resident of Anand Parbat. Police said that the accused
Palamu SP visits check posts, rural areas
SP Palamu Ajay Linda visited check posts in rural areas where the pedestrian hungry and thirsty get food and water. On Monday Linda was at Chando ( notorious for communal disturbances), Bansdeeh ( infamous for migrants’ sneaking in) and Osaney where a multi-crore road bridge is coming up and his
Rourkela locals pelt stones at police
Tension ran high in Rourkela on Tuesday when locals pelted stones at police while staging a rally demanding withdrawal of containment zone restrictions. Residents of the Mahtab Road area staged a road blockade in the morning and later pelted stones at police injuring more than 15 cops. Following
3 of family hurt as miscreants hurl bombs
In yet another incident of the deteriorating law and order situation in Khordha district, a couple and their son sustained critical injuries when unidentified miscreants hurled bombs at their house at Bhogada village under the Baghamari police station on late on Monday night. Hearing the
Dharavi slum's count of COVID-19 cases grows by 18 to 1,639
Dharavi, Mumbai's biggest slum Sprawl, on Wednesday reported 18 new COVID-19 cases, taking the count of such patients in the area to 1,639, an official of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said. No death due to the deadly infection was reported in Dharavi in the last 24 hours, the
Govt responsible for misery in quarantine centres: Cong
Expressing grave concern over the mismanagement of the quarantine centres and problems faced by the people kept there, the Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) President Pritam Singh has held apathetic attitude of state government responsible for it. Singh said that situation of quarantine centres in
MP to play key role in self-reliant india: CM
Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that Madhya Pradesh will have significant contribution in building a self-reliant India. In Madhya Pradesh, maximum efforts will be made for a strong economy through job-oriented works in the fields of agriculture, horticulture, cooperatives, fisheries,
Expert group to guide health dept
Amid spike in the Covid-19 curve, the state health department apparently galvanised by change of guard at top has constituted an expert group for controlling the menace of the disease. The department has also set up five working groups for different aspects of the pandemic. The newly
Heatwave intensifies in Hry, Pb, Hisar hottest
A severe heatwave swept Haryana, Punjab and their joint capital, Chandigarh, on Tuesday, with Hisar being the hottest place in the region at 48 degrees Celsius. Hisar in Haryana recorded its hottest day of the current summer so far, with the maximum temperature settling five notches above normal
C’garh notifies 95 containment zones
Amid a spike in Covid-19 positive cases in Chhattisgarh, the Family and Health Welfare Department has notified 95 containment zones and issued a new list of Red, Orange and Green zones across the state. The zones have been declared in line with the guidelines and protocol of the Union Health and
The British Exploring Society | How The BES Is Helping To Make Adventure Open To All
With lower income families frequently left out of the outdoors, Amina Smith-Gul tells us how she used the British Exploring Society to get into adventure travel
144 at all quarantine centres
The Gajapati district administration on Monday imposed prohibitory orders under Section 144 of the CrPC near all temporary medical camps (TMCs) and quarantine centres to prevent gathering of locals and possible untoward situations over facilities. Gathering has been restricted within100 metre
HP Excise & Tax Department sells retail liquor vends totaling Rs 1,180 Cr
Excise and Taxation Department of Himachal Pradesh on Tuesday said against a total retail liquor vend business of Rs 1190 crore, the Department has sold business at a price of Rs 1180 crore in the State. Principal Secretary, Excise and Taxation Sanjay Kundu said despite lockdown and recession in
U’khand sub-area GOC visits Natraj Bookshop
Major general Rajendra Singh Thakur, the General Officer Commanding , Uttarakhand Sub Area visited the Natraj Bookshop on Tuesday. He was accompanied by his staff officers, colonel S Shankar and colonel Sukhjit Singh. With the lockdown easing slowly in the city, booklovers are making use of the
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Kareena Kapoor Khan in a throwback photo from Mehboob Studio. Kareena has left no stone unturned to bedazzle her fans on social media during the lockdown.
A flurry of activity leads to doubts about govt’s stability
Pawar’s meetings with governor Koshyari and CM Uddhav, followed by Rahul’s remark on Cong’s ‘limited’ role in MVA decision-making give rise to speculation
Four migrant women give birth on the street
Seven-day-old infant suffers from scabies; lawyer and friends step in to help as another baby is on its way
BMC to once again test asymptomatic contacts for COVID-19
Civic body changes testing protocol again; will aggressively trace all high-risk contacts of patients, even those asymptomatic, especially in slums
Parties wrangle over final year University exams
While BJP-backed ABVP is in favour of exams in July, Sena minister Uday Samant wrote to UGC for cancellation, angering the Governor
Akshay Kumar's an early bird trying to catch a story
Lockdown or not, Akshay Kumar is up and running at the crack of dawn. And after 60-plus days, he is ready for work. On Monday, he shot a coronavirus social awareness campaign with R Balki at Kamalistan Studios, and the following day he joined Vashu, Jackky and Honey Bhagnani, Nikkhil Advani
Minister Aslam Shaikh allotted Darades’ Malabar Hill bungalow
Sea-facing house was allotted to IAS officer Pravin Darade when he was secretary to Fadnavis; despite BMC notices, he refused to vacate it
Temple coffers and compassion
In the last fortnight, there was a piece of news from Tamil Nadu, which pertained to 47 rich temples in the context of Covid-19.
After colleague’s death, Thane EPFO staff blame management apathy
Say they were made to attend office in a building located in a Covid-19 hotspot without precautions
Three dead in state prisons due to Covid, reveals govt affidavit
The prisoners were lodged in Taloja, Yerawada, and Dhule; only those showing symptoms are tested in prisons
Mystic who claimed survival without food and water dies
Prahlad Jani popularly known as Chunriwala Mataji, a breatharian monk who claimed to have survived without food or water for over 70 years, died on Tuesday morn
Exodus of workers from Mumbai leads to spike in rural areas
70% to 80% of new patients in rural areas have returned from urban centres such as Mumbai
SevenHills Hospital launches nationwide hunt for 600 doctors
Job portals in the country are prominently displaying vacancies advertised by SevenHills Hospital. One of Mumbai’s largest Covid facilities with 1,004 beds, the Andheri hospital has been struggling for staff almost from the time it was reopened more than two months.
Pay up or I’ll tell everyone you watch pornography
Online blackmailers have sent messages to thousands of people who may have watched child pornography
Fitness in the time of corona: Vicky Kaushal, Alaya F, Vidyut Jammwal, Nushrat Bharucha, and other B-townies have found innovative ways to work out at home during the lockdown
B-townies have found innovative ways to work out at home during lockdown
This is what 25 YEARS of stockpiling looks like: Mum shows off the cavernous pantry she started in 1995 - packed with pasta, long-life milk and a 12-month supply of custard powder
She said 'bulk buying' has saved her family of 10 from incalculable stress during natural disasters like the Queensland floods of 2010 and emergencies like the coronavirus pandemic.
Six Cabinet members 'privately believe Dominic Cummings should resign' while 40 Tory MPs call for Boris Johnson to sack him over 'lockdown breach' controversy
Six Cabinet members are believed to have privately told colleagues that Dominic Cummings should quit, while at least 40 Tory MPs have demanded his resignation.
Dominic Cummings added mention of coronavirus into a year-old blog post about ebola in April - before saying he warned about pandemics 'last year'
The PM's special adviser said on Monday at a Downing Street press conference that he had written about the 'urgent need for planning' for a coronavirus pandemic in 2019.
'Time for preparation, not celebration': Senior WHO official warns coronavirus is not defeated and Europe must brace for a deadly second wave this winter
Dr Hans Kluge, European director for the World Health Organisation, has claimed that the pandemic is not over and countries should use the next few months 'for preparation, not celebration'.
CHRISTOPHER STEVENS reviews last night's TV: Slavery, a killer pirate... and a treasure chest of twisted history
CHRISTOPHER STEVENS: Of all the houses that Lefty British-Nigerian historian David Olusoga could have picked to illustrate Bristol's past, he chose one steeped in slavery.
AMD’s future next-gen “Cezanne”, “Rembrandt” and “Van Gogh” APUs have been leaked, along with alleged specs
It looks like some details on AMD's future upcoming Ryzen APUs have been leaked on the web by Expreview (coming via HXL).
Cyclist is left bloodied and bruised after smashing into wire booby trap deliberately set to snare riders using woodland path during lockdown
Neil Nunnerley, 47, was riding on a path in Cardiff shortly before 3pm on Saturday. He hit a barrier made of wire and branches that was stretched across the trail.
Kim’s Convenience cast to livestream tableread of pilot on May 30
The cast of Kim's Convenience and Fresh Off the Boat will both do reads of their pilot episodes on May 30th.
India to maintain its position along the LAC with China, decides to deploy more troops
In at least four locations the soldiers of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) have transgressed by about 3 km into Indian areas.
Missing power goals again! Thermal plants all set to miss 2022 pollution target
With two years to the deadline, just 97 GW of the coal-fired capacity is in compliance with particulate matter (PM) standards, while upgradation is underway in 14 GW and a mere 16 GW of capacity is in compliance with SO2 norms.
Big companies to get bigger after Covid: BofA Securities
The infrastructure and real estate sector could witness the emergence of new asset owners such as sovereign wealth funds, pension funds and private equity players.
Covid-19: Catch up to trend-GDP difficult in three years
However, this time around, things could be different, the agency said, alluding to the fact that the loss of GDP this time around could be much steeper.
Heatwaves: India must stand up to certain countries’ climate lethargy
Pandemic shows how large emission cuts need to be, India must stand up to countries’ climate lethargy
E-commerce transactions grow up to 25% in second week of May
Harshil Mathur, CEO and co-founder, Razorpay, said with the situation starting to ease out in parts of the country, the payments firm has seen a spike in transactions in the last few days, particularly in e-commerce.
RBI to auction 84-day CMBs worth Rs 80,000 crore
CMBs are used to meet the temporary mismatches in the cash flow of the government. This instrument has the generic character of treasury bills but is issued for maturities less than 91 days.
How India can develop its health ecosystem into a dominant, post-Covid economic sector
By streamlining development and regulatory processes, and lending more support so our innovators can compete on a global platform, India can develop its health innovation ecosystem into a dominant, post-Covid economic sector
Decoded! Taxation of employee stock options vis-à-vis start-ups
Book value instead of full market value should have been considered for taxation of ESOPs
Great Olympian: India needs stars like Balbir Singh to revive hockey
Cricket frenzy has taken over—the difference in how India’s national sport and cricket are perceived by the market can be gauged from salaries paid to staff in each sport.
How India can push its dairy cart ahead
The future of dairy in India hinges on modernising infrastructure, and giving the sector a technological face-lift
Kotak Mahindra Bank set to raise Rs 7,460 crore through share sale
The bank also informed that meeting of the issuance committee of the board is scheduled to be held on May 29 to approve the issue price.
Demand for housing sector will come back in medium term, says HDFC CEO Keki Mistry
Now, historically, whenever there has been any kind of stress in the market, NPLs tend to go up in short term, but once the stress get alleviated, NPLs come down to the normal levels.
Mumbai spirited with Liquor supply back to door steps
Thought the liquor home delivery started in Mumbai and the huge orders are placed from city, but in spite of ban liquor availability of any brand
Mumbai finally restored to home delivery of liquor
One in two orders placed for home deliveries of alcohol in Maharashtra came from Mumbai this week.
House of Reps to NDDC IMC: Blackmail won’t stop us from probing you
The Chairman of the Committee, Hon. Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, gave the assurance while addressing newsmen in Abuja in response to various allegations levelled against the National Assembly and himself by Dr. Cairo Ojougboh, IMC Executive Director, Projects, on a television station on Monday
Congress’ Surjewala moves SC seeking to intervene in migrants’ plight issue
Senior Congress leader Randeep Singh Surjewala moved the Supreme Court seeking to intervene in the matter in which the apex court on its own
PTF Board will not serve national interest — Southern, Middle Belt groups
The group, a coalition of Southern and Middle Belt groups concerned with equity and good governance in Nigeria, said this in a statement signed by the National Convener Mike Melah, on Tuesday
LASEMA demolishes defective two-storey building in Lagos
The Director General of LASEMA, Dr. Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, told the News Agency of Nigeria that the defective building was pulled down after due diligence and outcome of several tests
Blumhouse’s ‘Run Sweetheart Run’, About a First Date Gone Horribly Wrong, Acquired by Amazon Studios
Writer/director Shana Feste's indie horror thriller Run Sweetheart Run, about a first date gone horribly wrong, has been bought by Amazon Studios.
‘It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia’ to Return for a Record-Breaking 15th Season, Will Address the Coronavirus
In the upcoming It's Always Sunny season 15, which will set a television record, the writers will address the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
EIT Digital Challenge: Previous winners share their experience
The EIT Digital Challenge is a fast-paced and exciting competition, in which high growth European tech startups can win a full-year of acceleration worth €50K, access to EIT Digital’s innovation network and international visibility (and, if you are the top selected startup, a further €100K). Appl
Paris-based Aircall raises €59.2 million for its cloud-based phone system
Today French startup Aircall, the phone system for modern business, has announced raising around €59.2 million Series C funding. The round was led by DTCP, alongside new investors Swisscom and Adam Street, and existing investors Balderton Capital, Draper Esprit, eFounders and NextWorld. Founded i
Stockholm-based Doktor.se nabs €45 million for its ‘digi-physical’ care
Today Swedish e-health startup Doktor.se, which offers digital consultations to patients through its smartphone app, announces that it has secured €45 million in a Series C round led by Carnegie and Handelsbanken. Many of Doktor.se's existing investors, as well as new investors, are participating in
London-based Greyparrot nabs €2 million to automate recycling sorting
Today British AI tech startup Greyparrot has raised around €2 million to tackle the growing waste crisis, by introducing digitisation and automation to recycling. The round was led by Speedinvest, a leading early-stage industrial tech investor, with participation from Force Over Mass. The new funds
Aboriginal people in prison and out-of-home care suffering under 'punitive' Covid-19 restrictions
Report reveals inmates going without soap and children in out-of-home care system being refused contact with families
Twitter labels Trump's false claims with warning for first time
President rails against decision after his tweets on mail-in voting are marked with message: ‘Get the facts’
“The benefits a diverse team can bring are huge”: Interview with Adeva’s CEO and co-founder Katerina Trajchevska
Nowadays, we are lucky to see that an increasing number of inspirational entrepreneurs and leaders climb the career ladder by fusing the power of technology with solidarity, empathy, a human touch, and sense of empowerment. And, by doing so, they pull others up with them. One of these leaders is
Trump accuses Twitter of 'stifling FREE SPEECH' after company adds fact checks to his tweets
President Trump on Tuesday night accused Twitter of "interfering" in the 2020 presidential election after the company attached a fact check to two of his tweets that made false claims about mail-in ballots. Trump declared that mail-in ballots are fraudulent, which led Twitter to include links in the tweets redirecting users to a page with facts on the issue. This was the first time Twitter has labeled Trump's tweets as being misleading, and he was quick to respond, claiming that the company is "completely stifling FREE SPEECH, and I, as President, will not allow it to happen!" Twitter did not delete any of his tweets, despite calls to do so by people directly affected by his messages, nor did the company ban his account. In a statement, a Twitter spokesperson said his tweets "contain potentially misleading information about the voting process and have been labeled to provide additional context." Trump dismissed Twitter's fact checking, saying the research was conducted by "Fake News CNN and the Amazon Washington…
In pictures: Migrants head home as Covid-19 pandemic spreads unabated
The coronavirus lockdown has triggered a massive movement of migrants across the country, who are eager to return to their native places
Australian-born immunologist Sotiris Tsiodras: Greece would have 13,685 dead if action wasn’t taken
Given that in Greece less than 1% of the population was infected with coronavirus, the country's Health Ministry spokesperson and infectious diseases expert
Critical care capacity is the crucial index to watch right now
Since the COVID-19 pandemic we have, in a show of global solidarity, made our own 'Sophie's choice" - health over economy, which is the only right decision. Hopefully the current epidemic will help us to realise the acute danger posed by global dissent.
Stay at home. Our success depends on our compliance.
At the time of writing, the coronavirus (COVID-19) has reportedly infected 5,588,356 people worldwide and 347,873 people are deceased. That number need not have been so high. So what lessons can be learnt?
City of Amarillo’s sales tax revenue seeing potential decrease of $4 million
Now that the City has received the March sales tax revenue numbers, City Finance Director Laura Storrs says Amarillo is projecting a decrease of millions.
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Caught red handed? Peru mayor plays dead to escape arrest after flouting lockdown rules
It remains unknown where Torres and his friends met to drink or why a coffin was available with them.
Sell Thyrocare Technologies; target of Rs 307: Prabhudas Lilladher
Prabhudas Lilladher is bearish on Thyrocare Technologies has recommended sell rating on the stock with a target price of Rs 307 in its research report dated May 27, 2020.
Coronavirus wrap May 27: West Bengal starts buses on 40 routes; UN says pandemic creating 'lockdown generation'
A total of 6,387 new cases of coronavirus infection and 170 deaths were reported in a 24-hour span till Wednesday 8 AM, according to ministry's data.
French optical maker Essilor bets on business rebound as India eases COVID-19 lockdown
Along with its associate companies, Essilor employs 5,000 people in India and exports optical products to Europe, the US and Canada.
Zinc futures down on muted demand
On the Multi Commodity Exchange, zinc for delivery in May declined by Rs 2.80, or 1.74 percent, to Rs 158.05 per kg in a business turnover of 1,513 lots.
IATO urges tourism minister to provide financial stimulus for sector
IATO has also asked for special collateral free and interest free long-term loans (5-10 years) to be provided to the tour operators for revival of business and aggressive marketing, the statement said.
Americas will be hardest hit by COVID-19 job losses: ILO
The Americas, meanwhile, had jumped from being the least affected region in labour market terms in the first quarter to being the most affected, with an expected 13.1 percent drop in working hours in the second, ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, told a briefing.
Coronavirus pandemic | COVID-19 death toll in Delhi mounts to 303; highest spike of 792 cases
This is the first time in Delhi that over 700 COVID-19 cases have been reported in a day.
Wanted in Hollywood: COVID-19 consultants to help keep sets safe
The coronavirus pandemic has prompted producers, movie studios and workers' unions to seek expert advice on how to safely reopen film and TV sets, which shut down worldwide in mid-March.
Coronavirus impact: Punjab seeks Rs 51,102 crore fiscal stimulus from Centre
A draft memorandum to this effect was approved on Wednesday by the Council of Ministers at a meeting chaired by Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, an official statement said.
RBI's 7.75 percent Savings (Taxable) Bonds 2018: Subscription to stop from May 28
“The Government of India 7.75% Savings (Taxable) Bonds, 2018 shall cease for subscription with effect from the close of banking business on Thursday, the 28th of May, 2020,” RBI said in a release.
Drugmaker Sanofi to raise over $11 billion via sale of Regeneron shares
Earlier this week, Regeneron had said it would repurchase about $5 billion of its shares directly from Sanofi, without altering their over-a-decade-long partnership.
Coronavirus pandemic | Mumbai Police's social media directives spark row, BJP claims 'gag order' in Maharashtra
A leader from the ruling MVA in Maharashtra said this is simply the BJP's
Ola Financial Services raises Rs 205 crore from Matrix Partners, others
Gemini Investments LP, Arun Sarin's family office, and Alpha Wave Holdings also participated in the round, according to the documents.
Oil slides on US-China tensions, doubts about Russian output cuts
The group known as OPEC+ is cutting output by nearly 10 million barrels per day (bpd) in May and June. Some question whether it will continue to do so as demand recovers after many countries ease coronavirus lockdowns.
NTPC to foray into distribution, keen to buy majority stake in BRPL, BYPL
This assumes significance because NTPC is primarily power generation company.
UCO Bank slashes lending rate by 40 basis points
The government expects banks to reduce lending rates, which is required to kick start the economy hit hard by the coronavirus-forced lockdown, among other factors.
China's efforts to bring citizens back from India have nothing to do with border tension: Global Times
Global Times, considered Chinese government's mouthpiece, has said that the “voluntary repatriation plan” should be seen a “normal service” and should not be linked to the ongoing border tension.
India to go ahead with infra development in key areas along LAC despite stiff resistance from China
As the tense stand-off between the Chinese and Indian troops in Eastern Ladakh continues, top commanders of the Indian Army will carry out an in-depth review of the situation in several areas along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) at a three-day conference beginning Wednesday.
India may need to pump $20 billion into coronavirus-hit state banks
The capital plans were still being discussed and a final decision could be taken in the second half of the fiscal year, a second government source said.
Nokia shuts Tamil Nadu plant after 42 employees test positive for COVID-19
Nokia did not disclose how many workers at the Sriperumbudur plant tested positive, but a source familiar with the matter said they were at least 42.
Brokerages upgrade these 15 stocks to buy, expect 11-75% returns in a year
This war between USA & China may intensify further & may take ugly shape going forward, which may change World Power Equation post-COVID-19 era, Amit Jain of Ashika Wealth Advisors said.
India, China military commanders meet along LAC amid escalating border tension
The nearly 3,500-km-long LAC is the de-facto border between India and China
Personal data of 2.9 crore Indian job seekers leaked on dark web: Report
The same threat actor who leaked the Aadhaar card details later dropped details of 18 lakh residents of Madhya Pradesh for free on May 19.
Glenmark gets USFDA nod to market generic drug for muscle pain
Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Inc, USA has been granted final approval by the US Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) for Chlorzoxazone tablets USP, in strength of 375 mg and 750 mg, the drug maker said in a statement.
Google faces antitrust case in India over payments app
The complaint alleges the US tech giant more prominently showcases its Google Pay app inside its Android app store in India, giving it an unfair advantage over apps of competitors which hurts consumers, the source added.
COVID-19 here to stay till 2021, aggressive testing needed to curb its spread: Health experts
In an interaction with Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, health experts Professor Ashish Jha and Professor Johan Giesecke talked about the COVID-19 pandemic as part of the series being aired on Congress social media channels.
‘Certainly not an eye-wash’: Nobel-winning economist Abhijit Banerjee on Centre's Rs 20 lakh crore stimulus
The Nobel laureate has voiced hope that the Centre's economic relief package will boost the supply side which will drive economic recovery.
Coronavirus lockdown: JSW Sports, owners of IPL and PKL teams, see 30% impact on business in 2020
The impact of not having IPL this year will be big as the league is a massive P&L (profit and loss statement) for the company, said the JSW Sports CEO
The going will get tougher for the Indian automobile sector; here's why
In the long run, more solid reforms might be needed to help auto sector be able to walk without the crutches that government might be able to give it.
Coronavirus pandemic | 18 new COVID-19 cases in Dharavi, count rises to 1,639: BMC
No death due to the deadly infection was reported in Dharavi in the last 24 hours, the official said.
Natural gas futures up 0.54% in evening trade
In the futures market, natural gas for June delivery touched an intraday high of Rs 150,30 and an intraday low of Rs 146.80 per mmBtu on MCX.
Crude oil futures up 0.62%, WTI trades above $34 a barrel
In the futures market, crude oil for June delivery touched an intraday high of Rs 2,606 and an intraday low of Rs 2,544 per barrel on MCX.
Vestapace to launch 35 satellites for 5G network in India, eyes commencing operation by 2021
Vestaspace Technologies founder and CEO Arun Kumar Sureban said a beta version of the next-generation satellite constellations is planned for September 2020, besides the launch of a fully operational constellation of satellites in early 2021 into 'Low-Earth-Orbit or Geosynchronous Equatorial Orbit'.
Twitter is 'interfering' in US election, 'stifling' free speech, alleges Donald Trump
On Tuesday, Twitter added a warning phrase to two of Trump tweets that called mail-in ballots
The art of digital networking – Five simple steps
Meaningful networking can be highly beneficial for personal and professional growth for finance executives. Hence, networking intelligently is important. Even in a lockdown.
NCLT approves IL&FS stake sale in GIFTCL to Gujarat govt
The order said that IL&FS had sought that an amount of Rs 61.84 lakh is excluded as resolution process costs incurred for meeting various expenditures, other applicable taxes from the sale proceeds of the applicant's shareholding in GIFTCL to the Gujarat government.
Volkswagen India introduces leasing, flexible financing options to drive sales amid COVID-19
Under its omni-channel mobility solutions, the company has integrated 'Power Lease' -- a 'pay-for-usage' model complete with zero down payment scheme -- with Volkswagen Secure which allows customers to purchase a Vento or a Tiguan Allspace model with flexible down payment and low EMI, including insurance coverage for a tenure of three or four years.
Private jet demand rises as wealthy Russians spend lockdown in West
Passengers are heading for countries such as Britain and Cyprus where they own property, have residency rights, sometimes thanks to holding dual nationality, or have close relatives, according to industry sources.
Scale-up battle preparedness visualising worst-case scenarios: President Xi Jinping tells Chinese military
Xi ordered the military to think about worst-case scenarios, scale up training and battle preparedness, promptly and effectively deal with all sorts of complex situations and resolutely safeguard national sovereignty, security and development interests
Nine CFO priorities in the time of COVID-19
There has to be an optimal mix of strategy for sheer survival and ambitious growth in these unusual times of lockdowns, demand collapse and destroyed cash flows. Here is a brief overview of what is on the mind of the CFO as they help their businesses navigate this crisis.
SC issues notices to Centre, Assam on plea against delimitation process based on 2001 census
A bench headed by Chief Justice S A Bobde agreed to hear the plea seeking quashing of this year's February 28 order which
ICRA expects muted participation in spectrum auction, sees industry debt rising
Despite the anticipated improvement in the cash flow generation in the current financial year post the tariff hikes, the debt coverage metrics is expected to continue to remain weak given the unyieldingly high debt levels, it said.
Theatres, cinemas, summer camps to reopen as Swiss relax coronavirus curbs
Switzerland said on Wednesday it would lift curbs on larger public gatherings next month and free up travel within Europe's 26-nation Schengen zone by July 6, further easing restrictions on public life as the coronavirus outbreak ebbs.
Hold Firstsource Solution; target of Rs 31: ICICI Direct
ICICI Direct recommended hold rating on Firstsource Solution with a target price of Rs 31 in its research report dated May 27, 2020.
Paytm allows Vodafone Idea feature phone users to recharge using UPI
Paytm said it has partnered Vodafone Idea and National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) to allow feature phone users to recharge their numbers using UPI.
China's survey team summits Mt Everest to remeasure its height
After summiting, team members began erecting a survey marker on the snow-covered peak, which measures less than 20 square meters, the report said.
Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail posts Q4 net loss of Rs 146.59 crore
Revenue from operations during the quarter under review stood at Rs 1,831.88 crore. It was at Rs 1,915.31 crore in the year-ago period, ABFRL said in a regulatory filing.
Donald Trump says wants full Afghanistan pullout but hasn't set target date
US President Donald Trump on Tuesday renewed his desire for a full military withdrawal from Afghanistan but added that he had not set a target date
Boeing set to announce significant US job cuts this week: Union
Boeing Co is expected to announce US job cuts this week after disclosing last month it planned to shed 10% of its worldwide workforce of 160,000 employees
HDFC AMC marks down value of Essel Group NCDs by Rs 120 crore: Report
HDFC AMC had marked down Rs 120 crore due to the drop in share prices of ZEE and Dish TV, which were used as collateral by Essel group.
Planning to invest now? Here’s how you can build a Rs 5,00,000 ‘Atmanirbhar' portfolio
Investors should ideally place small amounts in different sectors to take advantage of the multiplier effect which the economic package could have over a period of time.
'How coronavirus enters cells decoded, may help develop new drugs'
According to the researchers, including those from Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in the US, understanding how the novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, enters cells, and comparing it to other coronaviruses, is key to identifying treatments against COVID-19.
10-15% moderation in salaries not to impact lending practice: HDFC Bank
A pent-up demand for vehicles and social distancing needs, coupled with the introduction of digital inputs to manage customer journey by banks will lead to a faster uptick in auto sales, which were sagging before the lockdown and came to a standstill in the last two months, the bank's country head for retail lending Arvind Kapil said.
Govt steps up locust control operations; drones to be deployed soon
The government has placed an order for buying 60 spraying machines from UK-based company Micron, and two firms have been finalised for supply of drones for aerial spraying of insecticides for effective control over tall trees and inaccessible areas, it added.
Need for growing NDB into global development institution: FM Nirmala Sitharaman
She commended the contribution of NDB in funding the infrastructure development, which has positively impacted the development agenda of the member countries, including India.
COVID-19 to accelerate digital adoption in India; Reliance Jio helped spur internet usage: Morgan Stanley
In a 53-page report on 'India's Digital Economy in a Post-COVID-19 World', Morgan Stanley said 2020 will likely see increasing online penetration in grocery and will put a few Super Apps into motion.
Coronavirus pandemic | Maharashtra reports 105 COVID-19 deaths and 2,190 new cases
This is for the first time that Maharashtra has reported deaths in three digits, the official said, adding that they included 32 fatalities from Mumbai.
States should come forward with Rs 20 lakh crore to battle COVID-19 disruptions: Nitin Gadkari
Gadkari said the economy is facing serious problems, businesses are being closed and unemployment is growing. All sections of the society, whether migrants, media, business persons or employees, are facing problems, but ultimately
Biocon gets drug regulator's nod for CytoSorb device to treat critical COVID-19 patients
intensive care unit (ICU) with confirmed or imminent respiratory failure.
Boeing set to announce significant US job cuts this week
A spokesman for the Society of Professional Engineering Employees in Aerospace (SPEEA) union that represents 17,600 Boeing employees told Reuters Tuesday the company informed the union it should expect layoff notices on Friday.
Coronavirus pandemic | Confirmed COVID-19 cases in India cross 1.5 lakh-mark; death toll at 4,337
India is the tenth country to register 1.5 lakh or more COVID-19 cases.
D-Street Buzz | Fertiliser stocks trade higher; Bayer CropScience, Coromandel International hit 52-week high
Coromandel International's consolidated net profit surged 96 percent year-on-year to Rs 235 crore in March quarter of FY20 against Rs 120 crore of the same quarter in the previous financial year.
'Significant' health questions remain about in-person G7 meeting: Canada PM Justin Trudeau
Trump in March cancelled the Group of Seven leaders meeting scheduled for June 10 as the coronavirus outbreak was spreading around the world and international travel was curtailed.
KPIT Technologies Q4 net profit rises 23.3% to Rs 38.1 crore
Its revenue from operations stood at Rs 556.2 crore in the reported period, up 10.9 percent from Rs 501.2 crore in the March 2019 quarter, it added.
Silver futures dip 0.44% in afternoon trade
In the futures market, silver for July delivery touched an intraday high of Rs 47,847 and a low of Rs 47,370 per kg.
Petronas eyeing India's ACME Solar assets worth Rs 450-500 crore: Report
Petronas will likely conduct the deal worth Rs 450-500 crore through its Indian arm Amplus Energy Solutions
ICC Board Meeting: World T20 to be postponed to 2022, October window for IPL
The decision, if it is formalised, owing to the COVID-19 pandemic will give members a chance to chalk out their bilateral blue-print in the coming months.
COVID-19 impact | IDFC First Bank announces pay cuts for senior management
IDFC First said its senior management has volunteered to take a 10 percent cut in compensation for 2020-21.
Slideshow | Gainers & Losers: 10 stocks that moved the most on May 27
Among Sectors, Nifty Bank rose 7 percent followed by IT, metal and energy space, while pharma index ended marginally lower.
In pics | Economic impact of coronavirus pandemic in India as per CRISIL
Highlighting the grave economic impact of COVID-19, Crisil has said India is staring at its worst recession since Independence. Here are its impact on key indicators
United Spirits Q4 down 57.8% to Rs 49.3 crore
The company had posted a net profit of Rs 116.9 crore in the January-March quarter a year ago, United Spirits Ltd (USL) said in a regulatory filing.
Coronavirus crisis | With hospitals stretched to capacity, housing societies in Mumbai are renting oxygen cylinders: Report
With Mumbai facing an acute shortage of ICU beds in private hospitals, there have been situations where patients have been asked to wait.
A match made in heaven: How Vows for Eternity is redefining confidential matchmaking for global Indians
Headquartered in New York City with an established presence in Mumbai, Delhi, London and Dubai, Vows for Eternity is a global, confidential and personalised matrimonial search firm that brings life partners together based on mindsets, values and personalities
Boeing slashes 12,000 jobs as coronavirus seizes travel industry
The layoffs are expected to be concentrated in the Seattle area, home to Boeing's commercial-airplanes business.
JK Rowling publishes first chapters of new story online
J.K. Rowling is publishing a new story called “The Ickabog,” which will be free to read online to help entertain children and families stuck at home during the coronavirus pandemic.
Home delivery of essential medicines can be organised in containment zones: Health Ministry
In its 'Guidance note on Provision of Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child, Adolescent Health Plus Nutrition (RMNCAH+N) services during and post COVID-19 pandemic' released on Wednesday, the ministry stressed that critical services for women, children and adolescent should be provided irrespective of their COVID-19 status.
Investor wealth surges by Rs 2 lakh crore as markets rally
Led by the rally in equity market, the market capitalisation of BSE-listed companies soared Rs 2,01,549.38 crore to Rs 1,23,62,539.79 crore.
India loses crown to Indonesia as Honda’s biggest two-wheeler market
HMSI’s FY20 domestic sales are back to the same level as FY17 when the company had sold 4.72 million units in the domestic market
Will launch statewide agitation if curbs on paddy cultivation stay: Former Haryana CM Bhupinder Singh Hooda
Hooda's warning has come a day after Haryana Chief Minister M L Khattar defended the recently launched Mera Pani, Meri Virasat scheme, aimed at crop diversification.
Sensex jumps 1,000 pts, Nifty above 9,300; 4 key factors behind the rally
Experts indicate that the bargain hunting in banks and financial counters gave a fillip to the market.
Nickel futures slide on tepid demand
On the Multi Commodity Exchange, nickel contracts for May delivery traded down by Rs 8.50, or 0.92 percent, to Rs 920.40 per kg with a business turnover of 29 lots.
COVID-19 impact| Radio industry sees 85% revenue decline Y-o-Y: Elara Capital
Association of Radio Operators for India (AROI) had written to the government urging for an economic survival package for FM radio.
India should avoid understanding Beijing through 'biased' US lens, says Chinese strategic analyst
In the article, he also accused India of starting the latest standoff, alleging that it was a
Nepal delays discussion in Parliament to amend Constitution for updating map
The Constitution amendment proposal was to be tabled in Parliament on Tuesday but it could not be done after Oli said that he wanted to hold an all-party meeting to discuss the matter.
COVID-19 crisis | 'Massive increase' in youth unemployment, women particularly hard-hit: UN
The novel coronavirus pandemic has led to a surge in unemployment worldwide but it has hit young workers hard, the United Nations said on May 27, noting that more than one in six people aged under 29 were forced to stop working due to the COVID-19 crisis.
Buy Birla Corporation; target of Rs 610: ICICI Direct
ICICI Direct is bullish on Birla Corporation has recommended buy rating on the stock with a target price of Rs 610 in its research report dated May 26, 2020.
Tesla cuts prices by as much as 6% in North America to boost demand
Auto retail sales in the United States likely halved in April from a year earlier, showed data from J.D. Power.
Migrant crisis: In heart-wrenching video, toddler tries to wake dead mother at Bihar railway station
The mother was heading to Kathiar along with her two children, sister and sister's husband, the Railway Ministry said
HBO Max is here to take on Netflix. Is it too late?
AT&T’s streaming platform goes live on May 27. At $15 a month, it’s more expensive than its rivals and comes at a time when household income is dropping.
Coronavirus pandemic | 30,000 weddings cancelled in Gujarat amid COVID-19
March and April are considered the peak season, when maximum number of weddings take place in the state, Hotel and Restaurant Association (Gujarat) spokesperson Abhijit Deshmukh said.
Slideshow | UPL and Bajaj Finserv among 15 buying ideas with 13-84% upside
Here are the top 15 stocks, in which brokerages are expecting 13-84 percent upside:
Motorola Moto G Pro launched with 48 MP triple-camera setup and a Stylus: Everything you need to know
The Moto G Pro is priced at EUR 329 (Roughly Rs 27,300) and is only available in a 4GB RAM and 128GB storage model.
Aditya Birla Fashion & Retail plans Rs 1,000 crore rights issue
Aditya Birla Fashion & Retail is the country's largest pure-play fashion and lifestyle player with a strong bouquet of fashion brands and retail formats with a network of over 3,040 stores, and presence across 25,000 multi-brand outlets across the country.
Buy USDINR; target of 76.00 - 76.20: ICICI Direct
ICICI Direct The rupee again approached its sizeable Call base of 76. We feel a close above these levels would open the gates for more upsides. However, looking at the consolidation in Dollar index we feel, the rupee will remain in a range.
Paid media distorts truth to serve their masters: Rahul Gandhi hits back on his Maharashtra comments
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi attacked a section of media for allegedly distorting his remarks on the COVID-19 situation in Maharashtra and put out a video clip in which he is talking about the conditions prevailing in the state.
Coal India arm MCL reports 42.6% growth in overburden removal
The development assumes significance as Coal India (CIL) has shifted its focus to overburden removal - the process of removing the top soil and rock to expose coal seams in its open cast mines - on account of slump in coal demand.
Arogya Sanjeevani: Low-cost insurance, but a regular health cover works better
Existing health insurance plans offer far more features and benefits, but come with higher premiums
BPCL privatisation bid deadline further extended until July 31
While the Cabinet had in November last year approved the sale of government's entire 52.98 percent stake in BPCL, offers seeking expression of interest (EoI), or bids showing interest in buying its stake, were invited only on March 7.
Adani Ports & SEZ raises Rs 500 crore through allotment of NCDs
It allotted 5,000 non-convertible debentures (NCDs) of the face value of Rs 10 lakh each, the company said in a BSE filing.
SAT test now optional for US university admissions; Indian test-prep institutes feel the heat
For students, especially from non-native English speaking nations, the SAT is used to test the ability to read and comprehend university-level programmes
India must plan implementation of COVID-19 vaccine when it comes: Ashish Jha tells Rahul Gandhi
India must have a plan for implementing it as it needs 50 to 60 crore vaccines, said Jha.
Tamil Nadu inks deals for over Rs 15,100 crore investment, to create 47,000 plus jobs
The investments, to the tune of Rs 15,128 crore will be in diverse sectors including manufacturing of commercial vehicles and energy, the government said adding nine pacts were signed at the Secretariat in the presence of Chief Minister K Palaniswami and eight other companies firmed up the deals via a virtual link.
IndiGrid Q4 net profit doubles to Rs 99.7 crore
Revenues for the quarter increased to Rs 328.4 crore from Rs 170.5 crore in Q4 FY2019, mainly on the back of value accretive acquisitions made by the infrastructure investment trust (InvIT) during the fiscal.
It is India's hour to shine, but will it?
If India manages to overcome its long-pending issues around multiple approvals, licenses, permits, an overload of documentation and reporting, then India has a chance to leave an indelible mark on global trade in the coming decade.
L&T delivers critical nuclear power plant equipment to global customers during lockdown
The company's heavy Engineering arm delivered these equipment to global clients in Abu Dhabi, France and other places, Larsen & Toubro said in a statement.
World economic prospects darken, rebound delayed: Poll
With many countries starting to ease lockdown restrictions imposed to stop the spread of the virus, which has infected over 5.5 million people globally
WHO creates foundation to tap new funding sources
The WHO Foundation is being created as an independent grant-making entity that will support the organisation's efforts to address the most pressing global health challenges by raising new funding from
Mercedes-Benz launches C 63 AMG Coupe and AMG GT R, company says planned launches on track
The launch of its first all-electric car EQC has suffered a delay due to the nationwide lockdown.
Future Lifestyle Fashions share price down 2% as board mulls fund-raising plan
Future Group faces high promoter debt, sharp fall in share prices and cash flow woes, all of which have been exacerbated by the COVID-19 outbreak.
Tata Investment Corporation posts net loss of Rs 36.75 crore in Q4 FY20
Total revenue from operations in the quarter under review stood at Rs 21.41 crore as compared to Rs 24.59 crore in the corresponding period a year ago.
Dabur's Q4 net profit falls 24% YoY; domestic volume declines at 14.6%
Consolidated EBITDA stood at Rs 352.3 crore against CNBC-TV18 poll of Rs 475 crore while EBITDA margin came at 18.9 percent against CNBC-TV18 poll of 21.8 percent.
Govt may launch coal blocks auction process under commercial mining on June 11
The government last week approved a methodology for commercial mining of coal on revenue sharing basis.
Tech selloff weighs on S&P 500, Nasdaq
Amazon.com, Microsoft Corp and Facebook Inc, which have led a recent rally, weighed on the tech-heavy Nasdaq, while healthcare and technology stocks - which outperformed in the coronavirus-led market slump - were among the S&P 500 sector indexes in the red.
Serie A meeting Italian Government to discover fate of season
Serie A hopes of following Germany and Spain back onto the pitch will be decided on Thursday during a meeting with the Italian government which will determine the fate of the season in football-mad Italy.
VIDEO: Aubameyang dances in Arsenal training session
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang shows off his dancing skills on the training ground, as Arsenal continue their preparations for the Premier League's restart.
Exhibition after exhibition from Davies
The Canadian continues to leave football fans and experts stunned by his football. A player switching positions has never worked out so well.
Talk of agreement between Porto and PSG for Telles
Negotiations between Porto and Paris Saint Germain over Alex Telles have apparently been successful. The press atre reporting that the two clubs have agreed on a transfer fee of 25 million euros.
Madrid join minute's silence for COVID-19 victims
Before starting their training session on Wednesday, Real Madrid held a minute's silence for the coronavirus victims. According to the figures, more than 27,000 people have now passed away in Spain.
VIDEO: Neymar's funniest moments in PSG training
Neymar likes teasing and joking with his teammates and even with the coaching staff. Check out these comical moments of Neymar from training at Paris Saint-Germain.
Reinier called up by Zidane
Reinier will train with the Real Madrid first team squad. The Brazilian was called up by Zinedine Zidane after the cancellation of the Segunda B season.
The double price reduction that Juventus hope to achieve
Juventus have various deals going on at the moment. According to the Italian press, Juve want to sign Napoli attacker Arkadiusz Milik, and Lyon CM Houssem Ouar. However, they are reportedly working to achieve a price reduction for both of them.
The Tik Tok video which Gotze could have annoyed the board with
The Borussia Dortmund player published a funny video together with his partner in which both swapped clothes.
Serie A's Bologna face quarantine threat with potential positive virus case
Serie A club Bologna announced on Wednesday a member of their coaching staff might have tested positive for coronavirus which could lead to quarantine.
Inter study Barca's offer for Lautaro
Inter Milan are now resigned to the fact they will lose Lautaro Martinez. The 'Nerazzurri' are apparently even analysing Barcelona's offer.
Ibrahimovic could be back in five weeks
Zlatan Ibrahimovic's injury ended up being less serious than first thought. Therefore, AC Milan are relieved and are calculating when the veteran striker could be back. They are saying he could be back within four or five weeks.
Tunisian football to restart in August behind closed doors
The Tunisian football championship will resume its season, in August behind closed doors, the Tunisian football federation said Wednesday.
Ronaldo continues training alone
The Portuguese star continues to train alone despite Italian clubs already training in groups, although he is expected to join his teammates very soon.
Balotelli up to his usual tricks at Brescia!
The club and the striker are at odds again. Balotelli missed training and the club were not best pleased about it.
China coach Li Tie enforces stricter discipline to improve fortunes
Coach Li Tie is taking a tough line with his players on and off the pitch as he attempts to rescue China's hopes of reaching the World Cup for only a second time.
Messi relaxes drinking Maté and listening to Wos
Messi published how he relaxed on Tuesday evening on social media. After training, now in his house, he could be seen on the terrace drinking Maté and listening to the rapper Wos.
Football to stop in 20th minute to pay homage to coronavirus victims
La Liga have announced that once the championship resumes, all matches will briefly stop in the 20th minute, in tribute to those that have passed away because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Carragher recalls time he tried to punch Arbeloa
It took place in a match at West Brom in 2009 when Liverpool were trying to help Pepe Reina win the trophy awarded to the goalkeeper who concedes the least number of goals.
"When 80,000 people whistle at you, the goal net becomes small"
Real Madrid forward, Gareth Bale, spoke on Erik Anders Lang's golf podcast about his relationship with the Real Madrid fans. He thinks that the whistles make him mess up.
Mourinho does not expect to see 'crazy' transfers post COVID-19
Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho has warned that the transfer market will look drastically different due to the coronavirus fallout, saying football will not be ready for "crazy numbers".
VIDEO: tension preceding an injury-time penalty
Boca Juniors were winning 1-0 away at CA Huracán in a 2016/17 Argentinian First Division game. Huracán then got a penalty in the 94th minute.
PL clubs vote unanimously to resume contact training
Premier League clubs voted unanimously on Wednesday to resume contact training as "Project Restart" took a huge step forwards.
Ianis Hagi makes permanent Rangers move
Ianis Hagi, the son of former Romania great Gheorge Hagi, has signed a long-term contract at Ibrox, the Scottish Premiership side announced Wednesday.
Spanish FA agree to Friday and Monday games
The verdict by judge Andres Sanchez Almagero meant matches on Fridays and Mondays needed the Spanish FA (RFEF)'s approval. The Federation, in a statement which celebrated the verdict, has surprisingly announced that matches can be played on both Fridays and Mondays for rest of the season.
VIDEO: Raúl Tamudo’s clever goal in 2000 Copa del Rey final
Espanyol’s legendary striker Raúl Tamudo scored this goal two minutes into the foul after a howler by keeper Toni.
Barca offer Coutinho to Inter for Lautaro
In Italy, they are saying that the Brazilian could be used as a bargaining chip to cheapen the signing of the Argentine striker.
VIDEO: Sergio González’s superb strike in Copa del Rey final
Sergio González scored Espanyol’s second goal as they beat Atlético de Madrid 2-1 in the 2000 Copa del Rey final in Valencia.
Coronavirus: Messi admits 'huge disappointment' over Copa America
The postponement of the Copa America came as a blow to Argentina's Lionel Messi, who said: "It hit me hard."
"We can't wait to face the games that will decide the title"
Marco Asensio is facing the final stretch of his recovery. His return is a given when the competition resumes. He assures that he is getting better and better, and he already sees himself playing the final 11 matches of the season.
4 new coronavirus cases in 3 Premier League clubs
The Premier League tested 1008 players, coaches, and staff between Monday and Tuesday, and the results have produced 4 new cases, shared out amongst 3 teams.
Piatek penalty denies 10 man Leipzig
Krzysztof Piatek scored an 82nd-minute penalty for Hertha Berlin as they continued their impressive form under new boss Bruno Labbadia.
Speedy Matondo, 'Gladiator' Gjasula: Five moments from the Bundesliga
RB Leipzig missed out on the chance to leapfrog Borussia Dortmund to second place, Schalke continued their poor form despite some standout displays and Paderborn boasted their own 'Gladiator' on Wednesday.
VIDEO: Espanyol crowned Copa del Rey champions
On 27 May 2000, Espanyol won their third Copa del Rey title, their first in 60 years against Atletico Madrid.
De Bruyne already makes decsion about future
Kevin de Bruyne doesn't see himself anywhere else other than Manchester. According to 'Goal', the CAM would be willing to renew with City if an offer comes in that pleases him.
The amount Barca want for each player
Barcelona have got several footballers they would like to sell either to cash in on them or at least get a good replacement for them.
Video: Benitez on Gerrard's impact in Istanbul
During his time as Newcastle United manager, ex-Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez reflected on Steven Gerrard's contribution.
'Like a school team': Nagelsmann slams ten-man Leipzig after Hertha draw
Julian Nagelsman slammed 10-man RB Leipzig for defending like "a school team" in Wednesday's 2-2 draw at home to Hertha Berlin behind closed doors which cost them the chance to go second in the Bundesliga.
Betis offer five million euros for Traore
The fight between Sevilla and Betis for Hamari Traore's signing could be won by the latter. 'Los Verdiblancos' have apparently offered Rennes 4.8 million euros for him.
Judge rules against La Liga: matches only on Saturdays and Sundays
Andres Sanchez Magro, the judge in a Madrid court, has ruled against La Liga. The league claimed it was up to them whether they played on Monday nights or not. However, Sanchez Magro has told La Liga to negotiate with the Spanish FA (RFEF). Matches will only be allowed on Saturdays and Sundays for now.
'Winning PL behind closed doors would be strange': Henderson
Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson says playing at an empty Anfield and winning the Premier League title with no fans present would be "pretty strange".
‘The Walking Dead’ Rumor: Carol Peletier Set To Feature In At Least One Of The Spinoff Movies
Could Carol Peletier join Michonne in her search for Rick Grimes in the trio of ‘Walking Dead’ movies? Ever since the announcement by AMC that a trio of spinoff movies was in development ...
I Used a Yoga and Meditation App as My Alarm For 2 Weeks, and It Changed Everything
Like many people these days, I'm feeling pretty anxious. It's currently from a mix of stress from multiple jobs, having to move three times this summer,
What Exactly Is Summer Loungewear? Here, We'll Show You
Summer is here, and we're ready to embrace the season. Since we're mainly staying home, though, we'll continue to live in our loungewear. The problem is,
Costa Rica Is Now The First Central American Country To Legalize Same-Sex Marriage
On Tuesday, Costa Rica became the first country in Central America to legalize same-sex marriage, Reuters reported. The journey to marriage equality in Costa Rica has been a long one. After decades ...
Kansas Governor Vetoes Bill Limiting Her Covid Emergency Powers
Democratic Kansas Governor Laura Kelly vetoed a bill Tuesday that would have limited her authority to respond to the Covid-19 emergency.
France expects economic slow-down by 20% in Q2
French gross domestic product in the second quarter of 2020 is forecast to drop by massive 20%, according to the country’s official INSEE statistics as reported by The Guardian.
Hungary to return to parliamentary democracy, ending rule-by-decree
In Hungary, the crisis solution of governance this spring has been to allow Prime Minister Viktor Orbán to rule by decree for an unlimited period of time. Now, the government has announced legislation to return to parliamentary democracy, The Guardian reports.
Bank: Lithuanian billion-rescue-plan may be slowed down by red tape
As the Lithuanian government plans to invest 6.3 billion euros in the economy and human resources in 18 months, Swedbank has pointed to excessive red tape as weakness that could slow down the investments, LRT reports.
Denmark allows couples separated by pandemic to reunite over border
Denmark has opened its borders with Germany and Nordic countries, but only to couples, which have been separated by the pandemic, and provided they can prove their relationship with correspondence, BBC reports.
Latvian students permitted to work this summer; NVA approves student employment
Latvian State Employment Agency (NVA) has decided to organize student employment activities this year, as confirmed by welfare minister’s advisor for communication affairs Jānis Zariņš.
Prime Minister: we have no plans to extend the state of emergency past 9 June
There are no plans to extend the state of emergency declared in Latvia because of the spread of COVID-19 past 9 June. Nevertheless, even after this date certain restrictions may remain in force, said Latvia’s Prime Minister Krišjānis Kariņš in an interview to TV3 programme 900 seconds.
Ventspils and Jelgava will not be expanded with municipalities or municipal territories
An agreement has been reached Ventspils and Jelgava will not be provided additional municipalities or municipal territories.
Latvian prime minister asks transport minister to explain regional transport service tender
Considering the publicly reported information about Latvian Transport Ministry’s LLC Road Transport Directorate’s organized tender for public transport services in 2021-2030, Prime Minister Krišjānis Kariņš has asked Transport Minister Tālis Linkaits to explain the tender.
Average wage amount after taxes in Latvia – EUR 812
In Q1 2020 the average gross wages and salaries for full-time work increased by 6.6 % or EUR 68 and comprised EUR 1 100.
Suspicious donation to Estonia’s ruling party to be reported to prosecutors
The Estonian party financing watchdog will report to the state prosecutor’s office a donation to the country’s ruling Centre Party, Estonian public broadcaster ERR reports.
Saeima deputy Andris Kazinovskis decides to leave New Conservative Party’s faction
One of the New Conservative Party’s (JKP) members Andris Kazinovskis has decided to leave the party’s Saeima faction.
Ventspils City Council’s shadow looms over FK Ventspils envelope wage scheme
«The interests of the suspended Ventspils mayor Aivars Lembergs in LLC Football Club Ventspils (FK Ventspils) are implemented through its members – Ventspils City Council and LLC VK Transit, as well as FK Ventspils board members Kārlis Gubāts and maybe even Inga Mikuļčika,» BNN was told by Ventspils City Council deputy Aivis Landmanis.
‘Love, Victor’ Trailer: This ‘Love, Simon’ Spinoff Will Be Your Next TV Obsession
The full trailer for 'Love, Victor' has been released, and this 'Love, Simon' spinoff is going to make your heart melt.
‘RHOA’s Kandi Burruss Reveals Why She Thinks NeNe Leakes Really Left The Reunion
Kandi Burruss believes she knows the reason why NeNe Leakes abruptly left the 'RHOA' reunion taping.
New COVID-19 cases in Baltics. 4 in Latvia, 8 in Lithuania, 6 in Estonia
In the past day a total of 4 new COVID-19 infection cases were found in Latvia, increasing the total number to 1 057. The latest data for Estonia reports six new infection cases, increasing the total number of patients to 1 840.
Tristan Thompson: Why He Won’t Have To Take A 2nd DNA Test In Paternity Suit – Experts Explain
Tristan Thompson won't have to take a second DNA test in his paternity lawsuit. Two experts explain why the NBA star is already home free.
Bryce Hall & Jaden Hossler: TikTok Stars Arrested In Texas For Drug Possession
TikTok's Bryce Hall and Jaden Hossler were arrested for drug possession in Texas on May 25, HollywoodLife has learned. See mugshots here.
Airlines given $123 billion in state aid – IATA
While governments are coming to the rescue of embattled airlines, the International Air Transport Association points out that $67 billion of the $123 billion committed so far would have to be repaid
Torstar to be sold, taken private in $52 million deal
Five families that built and grew media conglomerate Torstar Corp. have agreed to hand the newspapers they presided over for roughly 70 years to a Canadian investment firm that plans to take the company private.
Jimmy Fallon Apologizes for Blackface Skit
In a ‘Saturday Night Live’ sketch from 2000, Mr. Fallon appears in blackface while impersonating his fellow comedian Chris Rock.
Egypt repatriates 160 stranded nationals from UAE
The expatriated arrivals have been tested for coronavirus and were moved to be quarantined for seven days.
Learn about places that do not allow entry without wearing mask
Whoever violates these decisions shall be punished with a fine not exceeding LE 4,000, or a penalty of detention.
Egypt’s Sisi discusses mutual relations, latest COVID-19 updates with India’s Modi
Modi affirmed his country's pride of the mutual ties and close relations with Egypt.
Investigation results on Munira hospital physician shows administrative deficiencies: Health Min.
Egypt’s ministry of Health said that doctor Walid Yahia Abdel-Halim developed mild COVID-19 symptoms on May 18, in the next day he tested positive and was given needed medicine for self-quarantine.
Reopening mosques for prayers to be only determined by cabinet's committee: Egypt's Awqf Min.
In a statement released Tuesday, the ministry said it did not and will not disclose any information about the date of reopening mosques to worshippers.
Pics: President follows up on road projects in Egyptian capital
Sisi has been keen to listen to the opinions of the workers in these projects and make sure the work goes as it should, Presidential Spokesman Bassam Radi said.
Grand Egyptian Museum receives 1006 pieces of Khufu’s second ship
Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, Egypt’s Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities is working on completing archaeological projects, while taking all the necessary precautions to battle the virus.
Deputy governor of Upper Egypt’s Aswan catches coronavirus
Yehia will be quarantined at home and will receive the necessary medical care, the statement by the office said, adding that contacts will be also tested.
Bayern Munich down Dortmund to close on Bundesliga title
Joshua Kimmich described his winning goal as "brutally important" after Bayern Munich took a huge step towards an eighth straight Bundesliga title on Tuesday with a 1-0 win at Borussia Dortmund to leave them seven points clear at the top with just six gam
Female life expectancy in Egypt grows to 75.1 years in 2019: CAPMAS
The death rate for women has slightly decreased from 5.6 per 1,000 women in 2014 to 5.4 in 2018, according to the report.
Egypt to see upcoming COVID-19 peak: health official
Egypt still uses the malaria drug, chloroquine, in treating coronavirus patients, according to a health protocol nationwide supervised by a scientific committee.
Solskjaer counting on Pogba, Rashford for restart
Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said on Tuesday he is confident of having Paul Pogba and Marcus Rashford fit should the Premier League season restart next month.
CAF to postpone 2021 AFCON to be in 2022
French Radio Monte Carlo unveiled the possibility of holding the 2021 African Cup of Nations in the summer of 2022 due to Coronavirus pandemic.
Torrential rain uproots 50 trees and 40 electricity poles, cuts power supply in Bengaluru
Heavy rains, coupled with thunder, lightning and gusty winds, lashed Bengaluru and the surrounding districts on Tuesday, bringing down dozens of trees, electricity poles and flooding low-lying streets.
PM Modi reviews situation amid LAC tensions
India has asked Chinese People’s Liberation Army to restore the status quo to defuse tension along the disputed boundary between the two nations in eastern Ladakh. But so far, there has been no headway in de-escalating the situation even though diplomats from both sides are in touch. On Tuesday, PM Modi met Ajit Doval, Gen Bipin Rawat and Lieutenant Governor of Ladakh, R K Mathur and reviewed the situation.
Do Uber, Ola's massive layoffs indicate they may be driving off the map?
600 staff lose Uber jobs days after Ola laid off 1,400 people. Means cab aggregators, propped up by investors despite losses, won't recover?
Mkhize clears up level 3 lockdown confusion
Health minister Dr Zweli Mkhize has provided clarity on South Africa’s planned move to level 3 lockdown on 1 June.
25,937 confirmed coronavirus cases in South Africa as deaths rise to 552
Health minister Dr Zweli Mkhize has announced that there are now 25,937 confirmed cases of coronavirus in South Africa.
Rugby: Proposal made for 'Coronavirus Cup' World Cup-style fundraiser
An ex-England RFU boss has drawn up a financial rescue plan that includes a 16-team mini-World Cup.
Every learner will be given two masks – coronavirus plans for South African schools detailed
Minister of Basic Education Angie Motshekga has detailed some of her department’s plans to provide personal protective equipment to learners who return to school on 1 June.
Food prices in South Africa have spiked – particularly these items
Families in South Africa living on low incomes may be spending 30% more on food than they did two months ago, the Pietermaritzburg Economic Justice and Dignity Group (PEJDG) says.
Confusion around whether all of South Africa will move to level 3 lockdown
Health minister Dr Zweli Mkhize has cast doubt on whether some parts of the lockdown will remain at level 4 from 1 June.
The average take-home salary in South Africa during lockdown
The BankservAfrica Take-home Pay Index (BTPI) showed a slight pick-up in April as the majority of employees continued to receive their monthly incomes – however casual and weekly workers were most affected by the Covid-19 lockdown as the number of wages paid declined significantly.
You can now apply for government’s relief fund for May – but don’t make these mistakes
The Department of Employment and Labour says the Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) has to date paid in excess of R15 billion to beneficiaries – marking a historic first in terms of a lump sum paid out by the fund within five weeks.
South Africa should revisit alcohol regulations: ANC’s Duarte
Deputy secretary-general of the ANC Jessie Duarte says that South Africa should reassess its policy in terms of the regulation of alcohol ‘with or without the Covid-19 threat’.
Trump threatens to shut social media companies after Twitter fact-checks his tweets
President Donald Trump threatened to regulate or shutter social media companies – a warning apparently aimed at Twitter Inc after it began fact-checking his tweets.
Digital strategies key for retail to survive a shifting consumer landscape
The world is in unchartered territory and as many businesses face the harsh reality of lockdown, we are beginning to accept that jobs will be lost, orders will be cancelled, and many doors will not be reopened.
5 important things happening in South Africa today
Confusion after Health Department presentation says Covid-19 hotspots to remain at level 4; government is facing a slew of legal challenges over its lockdown rules; schools are now being targetted by criminals looking to steal personal protection equipment; and Ramaphosa lifts the ban on religious gatherings – with restrictions.
Business rescue practitioners shut down SAA’s plans to fly again
South African Airways’ business rescue practitioners (BRPs) say that the airline’s announcement that it plans to resume domestic flights under lockdown level 3 was “unvetted”.
Woolworths targets online as shoppers take to food delivery service
Retailer Woolworths says that the Covid-19 pandemic, and resulting lockdown continues to have a pronounced impact on the group.
SAA administrators see reasonable chance of rescuing the airline
The administrators of South Africa’s bankrupt state-owned airline said they see a “reasonable prospect of rescuing” it.
South Africa begins diesel rationing
South Africa has implemented diesel rationing, as demand recovered more quickly than expected after a lockdown to control the spread of coronavirus was eased.
Billionaire Johann Rupert scores R54 million payday
South African billionaire Johann Rupert took home a R54 million payday in 2020, for his role as chairman at Swiss luxury goods company, Richemont.
New app will tell you how busy a shopping centre is in South Africa
Data analytics company Lightstone and Tracker have launched the ShopSafe app which provides consumers with up-to-date information on vehicle attendance at shopping destinations they choose to go to.
'Don't drive if you're blind' and 'rising Tory revolt': Papers continue to lead with Dominic Cummings row
Attacks and ridicule aimed at Boris Johnson’s government and his aide Dominic Cummings lead the Wednesday papers. The Daily Mirror keeps up its attacks on a government in “chaos”, rounding on Mr Cummings and the minister deployed to front the media on Tuesday, Michael Gove.
S'pore racing suspension continues
Singapore racing will continue to be suspended due to the coronavirus situation. The Singapore Turf Club (STC) said yesterday that, in alignment with the Government's phased approach to the resumption of activities safely after the circuit breaker ends on June 1, all race...
With Moreira suspended, Purton hopes to kick clear tonight
Jockey Zac Purton is hoping to make hay under the Sha Tin floodlights tonight, with arch-rival Joao Moreira sitting out the all-weather track fixture due to a riding suspension. The star jockeys are inseparable on 123 wins for the season, in a gripping tussle for the Hong...
Exultant looks poised to take the HK Horse of the Year title
Exultant has become the favourite for the Hong Kong Horse of the Year award, following his victory in Sunday's Group 1 Standard Chartered Champions & Chater Cup over 2,400m. It came fresh after his Group 1 FWD Queen Elizabeth II Cup success over 2,000m last...
Rodd gets first winner since his return to Australia
Jockey Michael Rodd, who returned to Australia earlier this month as Singapore racing is put on hold with the Covid-19 circuit breaker in place, celebrated his first winner yesterday. He kicked home the Lindsay Smith-trained newcomer Capital Zous to victory at Hamilton,...
KW Institute Extends Contract of Director Krist Gruijthuijsen
Krist Gruijthuijsen will continue to serve as artistic director of the KW Institute for Contemporary Art in Berlin. Gruijthuijsen has helmed the institution since July 2016. Under his leadership, the curatorial team staged exhibitions and projects featuring emerging, overlooked, and non-Western voices, including Anna Daučíková, Beatriz González, Hiwa K, and Hassan Sharif, and KW experienced a 40 percent increase in visitors. He also helped boost its institutional budget by 40 percent and oversaw the refurbishment work of KW’s historic building.After the board unanimously decided to extend
FOR ALL ITS STRIVING, Houston has long struggled to make claims for art-world preeminence. That changed last Saturday, when the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, became the first major American museum to reopen its doors to the general public after closing in mid-March to help stem the spread of Covid-19. The MFAH was positioned to make this leap due to a combination—magical or nefarious, depending on one’s view—of the state’s gung ho Republican governor, the city’s hygiene-friendly sprawl and competent Democratic leadership, and museum director Gary Tinterow’s unflagging ambition to keep up
California Art Schools Consider Hybrid Instruction Models for Fall Semester
The coronavirus pandemic has forced colleges and universities across the United States to rethink how to fulfill their missions as places of higher learning. As the fall semester fast approaches, many institutions must rethink how they will operate if campuses remain shut. Art schools, which promise their enrollees studio instruction, in-person critiques, and thesis exhibitions, face an even bigger challenge when contemplating how to present their academic offerings to students if classes can only be held online.Allan deSouza, the chair of the department of art practice at the University of
London’s Southbank Centre Likely to Remain Shuttered Until April 2021
Southbank Centre, the London cultural complex on the Thames River that houses the Arts Council Collection, Hayward Gallery, the National Poetry Library, Royal Festival Hall, and eight orchestras, has revealed that it may remain closed until April 2021 due to the financial hardship caused by the ongoing health crisis.The cultural quarter—one of the largest arts venues in the United Kingdom—is run by the charitable organization the Southbank Foundation and generates 60 percent of its revenue from ticket sales and other on-site commercial activities. According to the Evening Standard, it is projecting
Peter Alexander (1939–2020)
Peter Alexander, an American painter and sculptor closely associated with the Light and Space movement of 1960s Southern California, has died at the age of eighty-one. In contrast to his West Coast Minimalism counterparts like Robert Irwin or Douglas Wheeler, Alexander eschewed immersive, ephemeral environments in favor of contained microcosms of translucent polyester resin and Plexiglas to create works that radiated their own inner light. Though best known for his early experimentations in synthetic materials and their pigment, scale, and shape, by the ’70s the toxicity of his initial medium
Larry Kramer (1935–2020)
Activist and playwright Larry Kramer, an instigator of ACT UP whose early, outspoken advocacy for a national response to the AIDS pandemic stirred public awareness and helped transform health care policy, has died at eighty-four years old of pneumonia. Diagnosed with AIDS in 1988, Kramer won two Obie Awards during his lifetime. Known for his combative style and resolute moralism, Kramer channeled his activism into autobiographical plays concerned with love, relationships, and sexuality. He is survived by his husband, David Webster.Kramer was born in Bridgeport, Connecticut, in 1935, to a
SAMRC board says Gray, Health Dept must resolve issues
On Tuesday, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize said that the matter was closed and denied claims that academic freedom and freedom of expression were under threat.
Zim records 7 new COVID-19 cases, all returnees from SA
Returning Zimbabweans have to spend three weeks in mandatory isolation, though 118 have escaped from various centres countrywide since the start of the lockdown on 30 March.
Winding down of Saldanha Steel plant to be complete by end of June
Despite numerous efforts to save the steel plant, ArcelorMittal South Africa CEO Kobus Verster said that reopening the facility in the medium term was highly unlikey.
SAMRC: Apology to Health Dept has nothing to do with Gray’s comments
On Tuesday, the council released a statement apologising to the department, following a public row between the SAMRC's Glenda Gray and Health Minister Zweli Mkhize.
Africa's female journalists use radio to dispel coronavirus fake news and sexism
Radio is the only source of information in many parts of rural Africa and viewed as an important medium to stem the spread of the coronavirus across the continent which has so far been less severely hit by COVID-19 than other regions.
Eminem gives 'Stans' his mobile number to ask their burning questions
The rapper generated a number using the mobile phone social media platform Community so his fans, who are nicknamed Stans, can personally quiz him.
Trump, Biden turn to new presidential campaign field -- Snapchat
The stakes are high: Gen Z (ages 18-23) and millennials (ages 24-39) together make up more than 35% of the American voting population.
MAHLATSE MAHLASE: Why the decision to open places of worship is disappointing
From early on, churches were identified as the biggest contributors to cluster outbreaks of COVID-19, writes Mahlatse Mahlase.
COVID-19 council's briefing on level 3 regulations postponed again
This was the second time the briefing- aimed at clarifying questions around how level 3 lockdown will all work - had been postponed at short notice.
FFC urges govt to reconsider its fiscal consolidation stance
Finance Minister Tito Mboweni had so far held the line on fiscal consolidation – a policy aimed at reducing the budget deficit and government’s soaring debt-service costs.
Former SAA board chair Dudu Myeni declared a delinquent director
Former SAA chairperson Dudu Myeni has been declared a delinquent director, effectively banning her for life from such a position.
ANALYSIS: How a post-COVID-19 revival could kickstart Africa’s free trade area
Africa is more vulnerable to the impact of COVID-19 because it is highly dependent on imports for its medicinal and pharmaceutical products and on commodity exports.
NHLS battles demand for COVID-19 test kits, WC facing backlog of 18,000 tests
The lab service at Tygerberg Hospital on Tuesday said despite its best efforts, it was struggling to procure test kits and reagents.
Mixed reaction from clergy as churches prepare to resume services
President Cyril Ramaphosa on Tuesday announced that places of worship may reopen subject to strict restrictions under level three of the lockdown.
SAA can still be saved with funding - administrators
SAA has been fighting for its survival since entering business rescue - a local form of bankruptcy protection - in December, after almost a decade of financial losses.
DNA confirms body found near Wewe River is of murdered Andile Mbuthu - family
The 16-year-old was kidnapped and assaulted late last month after being accused of stealing alcohol from a local tavern.
DA to push for further use of virtual platforms by Parliament
The first virtual question and answer session in the National Assembly would be held on Wednesday since the country went into lockdown in March.
Please don't apply if you don't qualify - Dept on R350 unemployment grant
The fund was formed for people who are unemployed and did not receive any income from Sassa or the UIF.
Trump threatens to 'close down' social media after tweets tagged
The tweets in question violated a recently expanded Twitter policy, said the San Francisco-based company.
Sibanye-Stillwater confirms 11 COVID-19 cases at operations - Makhura
Gauteng Premier David Makhura said that Sibanye-Stillwater has had 11 COVID-19 cases at various operations, including some on the West Rand and some in the Free State.
West Indies test players return to small group training
The West Indies had been scheduled to visit England for three tests in June but the tour was pushed back due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) is now looking at hosting the series in July.
Cabinet approves appointment of Sithole as PIC CEO
Sithole is currently the principal executive officer of the Government Employees Pension Fund and the commissioner of the Financial Sector Conduct Authority.
Some civil society groups heading to court over reopening of schools
The One South Africa Movement said that following numerous questions to the Basic Education Department and the national coronavirus command council, it had not received any answers.
Riot police shield Hong Kong legislature as protests gather against anthem bill
Hundreds of riot police took up positions and authorities erected a two-metre (6 feet) wall made of plastic barriers filled with water around the Legislative Council, extending across a park up to Victoria Harbour.
Brazil leads daily virus deaths for fifth straight day
Latin America's largest country, which has emerged as a new epicenter in the coronavirus pandemic, has seen its daily death toll surge past that of the United States, the hardest-hit country so far.
Billie Eilish hits back at bodyshamers with new short film
The 18-year-old singer has released 'NOT MY RESPONSIBILITY' on YouTube and is using it to send the message that other people's opinions about her body are irrelevant.
SABC taking precautions after KZN staffer gets false positive COVID-19 result
The broadcaster was forced to close its doors in Durban after an employee tested positive on Tuesday and it’s understood the lab, which confirmed the results said an error occurred during the testing process.
‘She has more experience than you’: Sisulu defends Susan Shabangu’s appointment
DA MP Emma Powell questioned Susan Shabangu’s credentials as a water expert, prompting an angry response from Lindiwe Sisulu.
EE relieved school feeding programme to resume
Since the closure of schools in March, civil society groups raised serious concerns around the halting of the programme during the national lockdown.
EU unveils huge aid plan as virus hammers Latin America
The massive European plan follows other unprecedented emergency measures introduced around the world to rescue economies shattered by the disease, which has claimed more than 350,000 lives as infections top 5.6 million.
SA Reserve Bank says lenders can handle coronavirus crisis
The country’s banks, some of the largest on the continent including Standard Bank and FirstRand, have seen profit growth slip in recent years, while risks from lending to the increasingly strained government and the economy have increased.
Govt refuses to back down on cigarette sales ban
President Cyril Ramaphosa has confirmed the ban would remain in place when the country moves to level 3 lockdown next week.
Olympic chief Bach consults with IOC members over virus fallout
Bach's aim is to canvas the members for their view on "how to handle the consequences of the coronavirus pandemic", a source told AFP.
Iata appeals for govt financial relief as COVID-19 takes toll on aviation sector
Since government implemented the nationwide lockdown, no airline has been allowed to fly locally or internationally.
NUM: Some mining companies not protecting workers from COVID-19
The union said miners were still forced to work in close proximity because their jobs made it difficult to follow social distancing.
Hairdressers head to court today over level 3 restrictions
With level 3 regulations set to come into effect next week, those in the hair and beauty industry are still not being allowed to fully operate.
Lifting league trophy without fans would be 'strange': Henderson
Liverpool need just six points from their remaining nine games to win the league for the first time in 30 years but there is still no clear date on when the season will resume after it was suspended in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Inside the expert view of hydroxychloroquine in the COVID-19 battle
Timeline on what the experts have said about the antimalarial drug hydroxychloroquine in the COVID-19 pandemic.
Tracee Ellis Ross debuts her singing voice in new film 'The High Note'
The movie, which will be released on home video-on-demand platforms on Friday, gives Ross her long-awaited chance to sing on screen.
Premier League clubs vote to resume contact training
Clubs returned to training in small and socially distanced groups last week ahead of a proposed restart in June
Migrants in SA face hunger, xenophobia during virus lockdown
The precious food is swiftly taken from the car boot and back seat and lined up in bags in the courtyard, rather like a military parade. It is time for the handout.
R3bn of CT's R54bn budget earmarked for indigent, disabled and pensioners
During a virtual sitting, Cape Town Mayor Dan Plato told councillors that service delivery has had to be adapted so that essential services could continue.
Faith community made huge contribution in fighting COVID-19 - Ramaphosa
The president on Tuesday evening said religious institutions had suffered greatly during the lockdown.
Scientific data, logic used for govt's tobacco sales ban decision - Dlamini-Zuma
Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma has submitted the reasons which were taken into account when deciding on regulation 27 that was invoked for the national state of disaster.
SANDF inquiry clears soldiers accused of killing Collins Khosa
The SANDF inquiry report said that the altercation was not what caused his death when taking into account the postmortem report.
SATTA wants inquiry into links between illicit cigarette traders, politicians
Without giving specific names, the alliance on Wednesday said it was clear that other interests were now at play.
Couples urged not to sign marriage contracts without court supervision
The Constitutional Court on Tuesday dismissed an application for leave to appeal an SCA judgement on the binding nature of postnuptial contracts.
New PIC CEO Abel Sithole now tasked with turning entity around
The PICs credibility was shattered when its former CEO Dan Matjila was implicated in dodgy deals and corruption in the findings of the pic commission of inquiry earlier this year.
Makhura declares West Rand a COVID-19 hotspot
The mining area has seen an increase in coronavirus cases since the lockdown was lowered to alert level four earlier this month.
Concerns raised over how places of worship would enforce COVID-19 measures
While religious leaders welcome the decision to partially resume services, not everyone is on board.
Clinical trials for local COVID-19 breath test set to commence soon
The ability to rapidly test for COVID-19 is becoming more important as the world grapples with increasing shortages in laboratory test kits.
SA plans $20.5bn of public works to spur economy - Mashatile
The projects would focus on areas such as railways, ports, energy, information technology, water and sanitation and housing, he added.
NW Health MEC Sambatha ‘impressed’ with Impala Mine’s COVID-19 compliance
Sambatha has been monitoring the levels of compliance at the mine in Rustenburg.
South African Aids researcher wins R9.5m French prize
Quarraisha Abdool Karim won the half a million-euro ($551,000) Christophe Merieux Prize for her work for the Durban-based Centre for the Aids Programme of Research in South Africa (CAPRISA), which she heads.
Calling on divine intervention: Sunday to mark Day of Prayer against COVID-19
The president said as South Africa moved to level 3 lockdown, we needed all the help we could get and that included divine intervention.
Latin America now epicentre of global COVID-19 outbreak
The global death toll from the coronavirus pandemic has now passed 350,000 with more than 5.6 million people have been infected.
Western Force back for Australian Super Rugby competition
Rugby Australia confirmed on Wednesday that the side - controversially axed three years ago from the southern hemisphere's top club tournament - would play in the competition.
World TeamTennis to allow up to 500 fans at matches
WTT said it would adhere to all health and safety protocols required by authorities to ensure the well-being of its players, coaches and essential staff amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
UIF compliance no longer a requirement for COVID-19 financial aid
Previously only workers who were registered and declared on the system by their employers could qualify for the benefit.
UN chief deplores lack of ceasefire during virus
Since the call by Antonio Guterres in March for ceasefires, announcements backing the end of fighting have been made in countries including Afghanistan, the Philippines and Cameroon, but conflicts have continued to rage in Libya, Yemen and elsewhere.
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie 'getting along better' since custody agreement
The pair split in 2016 and were legally divorced last year but are said to be on good terms after finally agreeing arrangements for their six children - Maddox, 18, Pax, 16, Zahara, 15, Shiloh and 11-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne.
BRPs stop SAA flights before they even take off
In a statement on Tuesday, SAA said it would resume operations between Johannesburg and Cape Town from mid-June.
JUDITH FEBRUARY: Ramaphosa has undone the past 2 months of sacrifice & hardship
With the announcement that religious gatherings may resume, President Ramaphosa has undermined his government’s cause and the price will be all of ours to pay, writes Judith February.
OPINION: To the president, from a hairdresser struggling during COVID-19
"Spare me your solidarity and promises that it will soon all be better, yet you do not act to make it such" - Teri Breytenbach.
Religious groupings will self monitor on COVID-19 compliance - Mthembu
There is now scepticism and fear that allowing these religious gatherings to resume will allow the coronavirus to spread rapidly.
King William's Town refuse depot being disinfected after confirmed COVID-19 case
Refuse removal services will be disrupted on Wednesday and Thursday in various areas until the deep cleaning process is concluded.
Self-screening for COVID-19? There's an app for that
A new app developed right here in South Africa has made it easy for you to self-screen in your own private space.
Restaurant association questions allowing reopening of places of worship
CEO at the Restaurant Association of South Africa Wendy Alberts said the industry was suffering.
Rand falls as Sino-US friction dents risk appetite
The rand fell on Wednesday following global weakness in emerging market currencies due to increasing Sino-US friction over China’s proposed security law for Hong Kong, retreating the two-month high seen a day before.
Rwandan genocide suspect Kabuga denounces charges as "lies"
Asked if he understood the charges, Kabuga told the court through an interpreter: “All of this is lies. I have not killed any Tutsis. I was working with them.”
Online orders for alcohol rising ahead of move to level 3 lockdown
OneDayOnly.co.za said that orders had been steadily increasing even before Sunday's announcement that restricted liquor sales would be allowed under level 3 lockdown.
City Power identifies Joburg hot spots for 'load rotation'
The power utility said it was facing capacity constraints in most areas especially where illegal connections were on the rise.
Cummins backs IPL to replace a delayed World Cup
Due to begin in Australia in October, the T20 competition’s start is looking increasingly unlikely amid virus-related travel restrictions.
Eskom sees lower risk of power cuts during winter
Eskom expects only 3 days of stage one power cuts, where up to 1,000 megawatts is taken off the national grid, during the winter period when demand increases, the chief executive officer said on Wednesday.
4 teachers at separate schools in WC test positive for COVID-19
Schools were shut for over two months but would reopen in a phased approach from Monday for pupils in grades 7 and 12.
Wanted in Hollywood: COVID-19 consultants to help keep sets safe
The coronavirus pandemic has prompted producers, movie studios and workers’ unions to seek expert advice on how to safely reopen film and TV sets, which shut down worldwide in mid-March.
Algeria backs hydroxychloroquine despite WHO dropping trials
The study found that administering the medicine or, separately, the related anti-malarial chloroquine, actually increased COVID-19 patients' risk of dying.
Temperatures expected to increase from Thursday in Gauteng
The cold front left a sprinkling of snow in the Western Cape and temperatures in Johannesburg on Wednesday morning had dipped to zero.
Unhappy unions to urge KZN teachers not to return to schools
Sadtu's Nomarashiya Caluza said that unions were not satisfied with the efforts of the KZN Education Department in preparing schools ahead of teachers’ scheduled return on Thursday.
DA demands details on UIF’s COVID-19 relief payments
The party’s Michael Cardo said the UIF was failing to pay through the employee relief scheme and its website was constantly offline.
Mkhize provides clarity on the level 3 lockdown game plan
Health Minister Zweli Mkhize caused confusion on Tuesday when he told the National Council of Provinces (NCOP) that hotspots would remain on level four lockdown.
Privacy fears as China expands use of monitoring tech beyond COVID-19
Authorities look to continue use personal QR codes that give individuals a green, yellow or red rating based on a number of criteria.
Sewage testing ordered in Queensland after 30-year-old's COVID-19 death
Another Queenslander has died of COVID-19, taking the state’s toll to seven.
Education department IT manager directed $14m work to his own company
'Go-to guy' in Department of Education and Training misused position for more than a decade to direct almost $14m-worth of work to company he owned, IBAC says.
Here Are the TV Shows and Movies That Will Be Available on HBO Max at Launch
Here are the TV shows and movies that will be available on HBO Max when the WarnerMedia-owned streaming service launches Wednesday.
Safdie Brothers Sign First-Look TV Deal With HBO and A24
Josh and Benny Safdie have signed a two-year first-look TV deal with HBO, which will have A24 on board as an executive producer.
Ann Coulter Doubles Down on Trump Criticism: 'Jackass President Being a Big Baby'
She explained her weekend criticisms during an interview on the Daily Caller's podcast
The TV Shows and Movies That Will Be Available on HBO Max at Launch
Here are the TV shows and movies that will be available on HBO Max when the WarnerMedia-owned streaming service launches Wednesday.
Broadway League Head Hopes Theaters Will Reopen in January
Charlotte St. Martin tells The Daily Beast Broadway is seeing a loss of $35 million per week during the shutdown
Amazon in advanced talks to buy self-driving startup Zoox - WSJ
Amazon.com Inc is in advanced talks to buy self-driving startup Zoox Inc, in a move that would expand the e-commerce giant’s reach in autonomous-vehicle technology, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday.
Toronto Star owner Torstar to be sold, taken private in $52- million deal
Five families that built and grew media conglomerate Torstar Corp. have agreed to hand the newspapers they presided over for roughly 70 years to a Canadian investment firm that plans to take the company private.
Torstar to be sold, taken private in $52-million deal
Five families that built and grew media conglomerate Torstar Corp. have agreed to hand the newspapers they presided over for roughly 70 years to a Canadian investment firm that plans to take the company private.
Dangerous blood clots pose a perplexing coronavirus threat
Blood clots that can cause strokes, heart attacks and dangerous blockages in the legs and lungs are increasingly being found in COVID-19 patients, including some children.
Rarely Heard Call Of The "Unicorns Of The Sea" Captured In New Audio Recording
The rare clicking, whizzing, and buzzing sounds of Greenland’s elusive narwhal population is helping to provide insight into how these unicorns of the sea
I Thought I Was Over My Separation, Then The Pandemic Hit
The split had come out of left field and left me feeling off-balance for a long time — but working, dating and socialising with friends made me feel good about myself. Then the pandemic landed like a meteor.
Gossiping In The Group Chat May Be Petty But It’s A Lockdown Lifeline
We don't have the pub, the water cooler or a cup of tea round Mum's anymore, but we do have the group chat – the spiritual home of petty gossiping.
“I Can’t Breathe”: George Floyd Begged Police To Stop Kneeing Him In The Neck Before He Died
The video shows officers kneeling on the man’s neck, cutting off his oxygen, for at least seven minutes of the ten minutes of video. Floyd can be heard repeatedly saying, “I can’t breathe,” as the officer continues to put physical pressure on him.
“My Face Was On Fire”: Why You Should Never Attempt Microneedling At Home
"I don't know if my skin ever fully healed." The risks of DIY microneedling.
A Complete Timeline Of Jeffrey Epstein’s Crimes: From Palm Beach To Prison
In a new Netflix true crime docuseries, Jeffrey Epstein: Filthy Rich, the former financier and convicted sex offender will be given a new kind of public trial as many are coming forward to detail his crimes.
Are Face Shields The New Face Masks?
Back in April, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention made it official: Everyone should be wearing a cloth face mask "in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain," to slow the spread of coronavirus. But more recently, you may have noticed people are wearing another form of face covering: clear plastic visors that extend from forehead to neck.
In a first, Twitter adds fact-check labels to Trump tweets on voting fraud
Site tells users to ‘get the facts about mail-in ballots’ on tweet claiming California’s mailed votes likely to be ‘substantially fraudulent.’
Coronavirus: Obaseki intensifies search - The Nation Nigeria
The Godwin Obaseki’s administration has ramped up efforts at containing the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) in Edo State by visiting over ...
No COVID-19 death in Benue, says Commissioner
No COVID-19 related death has been recorded in Benue State, Health Commissioner Dr Sunday Ongbabo has said. Ongbabo said this on Tuesday,
Colloquium speakers to African leaders: be proactive
Speakers at a virtual colloquium on the 63rd birthday of Interior Minister Rauf Aregbesola on Tuesday asked African leaders to think ahead and ...
APC group: we’ve not withdrawn case against Adetimehin-led exco
The acting factional Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ondo State, Mr. Olu Olatuja, has said the faction has not withdrawn the....
Rumpus in National Assembly Service Commission over Clerk’s, others’ tenure
Over 150 management and senior workers of the National Assembly may be retired soon as the National Assembly Service Commission ...
Jimmy Fallon Apologizes For Wearing Blackface On SNL Twenty Years Ago
Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon came under fire on Twitter this week after an old Saturday Night Live clip from 2000 resurfaced that featured the
Bayelsa sends 25 samples to UPTH - The Nation Nigeria
Chairman, Bayelsa COVID-19 Task Force, Dr Inodu Apoku, has announced that an average of 25 samples are sent daily to University of Port Harcourt ...
SpaceX to make history launching NASA astronauts on a private rocket
On 27 May, NASA astronauts will launch to the International Space Station aboard a SpaceX Crew Dragon, the first time a private company has flown humans into orbit
Cannibal dinosaurs resorted to eating each other when food was scarce
Bite marks on a collection of Jurassic dinosaur bones show that allosaurus, a carnivorous dinosaur, sometimes ate its own kind, possibly because environmental conditions made other food scarce
At work, school and seeing friends: How to lower your coronavirus risk
Many countries are relaxing coronavirus restrictions. If you’ve been asked to return to work or school, how can you reduce the risk of infection to yourself and your family?
Strange radio signals reveal the matter hiding between galaxies
One space mystery has helped solve another, with the discovery that strange space signals called fast radio bursts can help pin down the universe’s missing matter
Researchers Create Map of Electric Currents in Magnetosphere of Mars
Using five years of magnetic field data obtained by NASA’s MAVEN (Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN) spacecraft, a team of scientists has created the first-ever map of the electric current systems in the Martian induced magnetosphere.
Fossil of Ancient Long-Tailed Bird Found in China
A new genus and species of jeholornithiform avialan that lived during the Cretaceous period has been identified from a nearly-complete specimen found in China.
Dinosaur-Killing Chicxulub Asteroid Hit Earth at Angle of 60 Degrees
The Chicxulub impact unleashed an incredible amount of climate-changing gases into the atmosphere, triggering a chain of events that led to the extinction of non-avian dinosaurs and 75% of life on the planet.
Scientists Create 3D Map of Rat Heart’s Neurons
An international team of researchers has created a comprehensive anatomical 3D map and molecular profile of the rat intracardiac nervous system (ICN).
Researchers Identify 19 New Genetic Variants for Problematic Drinking
An international team of scientists has identified 29 independent genetic risk variants -- 19 of them novel -- linked to problematic alcohol use and revealed genetic relationships with numerous other traits.
Tyson Fury claims he has accepted offer to fight Mike Tyson
Tyson, 53, is set for a stunning comeback in order to raise money for charity and has recently been pictured looking in top shape
New infrared telescope to help find Universe's "hidden treasures" in real time
A new infrared telescope, to be designed and built by astronomers at The Australian National University (ANU), will monitor the entire southern sky in search of new cosmic events as they take place.
Airbus wins ESA contract to construct third European Service Module for NASA's Orion spacecraft
The European Space Agency (ESA) has signed a contract with Airbus for the construction of the third European Service Module (ESM) for Orion, the American crewed spacecraft. The contract is worth around euro 250 million.
AFRL marks 10 years of ramjet development since X-51A test mission
The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) Aerospace Systems Directorate celebrates the tenth anniversary of the X-51A's longest supersonic combustion ramjet-powered hypersonic flight, May 26, 2020.
Indian firm launching 5G satellite constellations to provide high-speed internet amid delayed trials
Government-sanctioned 5G trials in India, which were scheduled for this year, have reportedly been postponed by a year because of the coronavirus situation. As of now, India seems to have missed its seat in the global 5G wagon of 2020, which is being led by South Korea, China, the US, and the UK respectively.
No SpaceX T-shirts for tourists at Cape Canaveral
NASA begged tourists to watch the SpaceX launch online, but space fans are still showing up in Florida. It would have been pretty good news for Brenda Mulberry -- if she'd had some SpaceX T-shirts to sell them.
Dinosaur-dooming asteroid struck earth at 'deadliest possible' angle
The simulations show that the asteroid hit Earth at an angle of about 60 degrees, which maximised the amount of climate-changing gases thrust into the upper atmosphere.
Astrophysicists capture new class of transient objects
Move aside, AT2018COW. There is a new astronomical transient in the universe, and it is faster, heavier and brighter at radio wavelengths than its mysterious predecessors.
UK commits new funding to combat space debris
New government funding for innovative solutions to tackle the growing problem of potentially hazardous space debris, has been announced by the UK Space Agency.
Two More Rare, Explosive Events Captured as 'Cow' mystery strikes back
The 'Cow' is not alone; with the help of W. M. Keck Observatory on Maunakea in Hawaii, astronomers have discovered two more like it - the 'Koala' and a similar mysterious bright object called CSS161010. This trio of fast blue optical transients (FBOTs) appear to be relatives, all belonging to a highly-luminous family that has a track record for surprising astronomers with their fast, powerful bursts of energy.
Crew Dragon DEMO-2 mission ready for new era for human spaceflight
The first human spaceflight to launch from American soil in nearly a decade is set to take place this week. NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley will lift off aboard SpaceX's Crew Dragon spacecraft atop a Falcon 9 rocket from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The crewed flight will then dock with the International Space Station for at least one month before returning back to Earth.
Astronomers create cloud atlas for hot, Jupiter-like exoplanets
Giant planets in our solar system and circling other stars have exotic clouds unlike anything on Earth, and the gas giants orbiting close to their stars - so-called hot Jupiters - boast the most extreme.
Terrestrial bacteria can grow on nutrients from space
Interest in space exploration is increasing again. In the past decade, there has been renewed thinking about missions to the moon, perhaps even to Mars. As inevitable fellow travellers on the bodies of astronauts, spaceships, or equipment, terrestrial microorganisms will undoubtedly come into contact with extraterrestrial environments. Researchers from the Radboudumc describe in an article in Astrobiology that bacteria can survive on an 'extraterrestrial diet', which affected their pathogenic potential.
Gujarat: Mamlatdar, 3 others held for ‘accepting bribe of Rs 90k’
According to ACB officers, the accused were trapped while accepting a bribe to clear a truck seized for royalty in sand mining.
After meeting Uddhav, Pawar says no threat to govt in Maharashtra
Pawar's meeting with the chief minister, held at Thackeray’s residence Matoshree, came as the main opposition BJP has stepped up its criticism of the Thackeray government's alleged mishandling of the Covid-19 crisis in Maharashtra.
13 doctors to volunteer at Rajkot civil hospital
A delegation of 19 members of ISCCM met Parimal Pandya, Resident Additional Collector of Rajkot, and offered their services on voluntary basis.
BJP not in a hurry, govt will fall on its own: Fadnavis
Former Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis claimed that the theory of BJP trying to dislodge the government was a ploy to divert people's attention from serious issues. “The purpose is to mislead and hide their own shortcomings,” he said.
Vizag gas leak: SC grants 30 employees access to plant
“As an ad interim measure, we permit the petitioner to give a list of 30 personnel as discussed hereinabove. Upon such names being given to the District Collector, those persons shall be afforded access to the plant round the clock to maintain adequate safety measures,” the court said.
Ahmedabad: Wife of Jnanpith award winner Chaudhary dies of Covid-19
Speaking with The Indian Express, Raghuveer Chaudhary (82) said that Paruben was admitted to Apollo Hospital last week after her health deteriorated following urinary tract infection and other complications.
Breatharian monk Prahlad Jani remained enigma till the end
Prahlad Jani who survived without water or food for 80 yrs was a subject of studies by international scientists
Gujarat: 364 new cases, death toll at 922
Ahmedabad reported 251 new cases, taking the total to more than 10,800 cases, while Surat saw 36 more persons test positive, taking the total to 1,387 cases.
Kadi cops selling liquor: Mehsana SP transferred
The state government transferred Mehsana SP Manish Singh appointing him as Commandant, SRPF, AhGroup-4 in Dahod, on Tuesday while appointing Porbandar SP Dr Par
Ahmedabad saw 1 death each hour in past week
169 persons died in 7 days—24 per day on an average; with 251new cases on Tuesday, district’s tally has touched 10,841
We support Maharashtra govt, not key decision-makers: Rahul
Rahul’s remarks also come at a time when the BJP is sharpening its attack on the Thackeray government over its handling of the crisis. Maharashtra now has nearly one-third of the corona cases in India.
Salesman gambles away Bodakdev store's income
Arrested after he spent the handicraft store's February-March collection of Rs 4.3 lakh on playing online rummy
Be ready for our surprise visit: Gujarat High Court
Justice J B Pardiwala and Justice Ilesh Vora ask Civil to be ready for a ‘surprise visit’ by them ‘so all controversies are put to rest’; State govt asked to fo
IPS officer plays angel to Covid positive constable, family
Police constable, his nurse wife and their children get private hospital treatment after DGP Surolia intervenes; three of them are now back home
Interns at BJ Medical College catch super spreader syndrome
14 interns at Civil test positive, but interns believe that over 50 of them may be carriers of virus; allege 7-day Covid duty raised to 10 and quarantine reduce
Takumi Minamino's former coach tells Jurgen Klopp how to get best out of Japanese star
The £7.25m January signing has yet to make much of an impression at Liverpool but his ex-manager still has faith he will come good at Anfield
Vadodara civic body announces 10% property tax rebate to tide over crisis
Deputy Municipal Commissioner SK Patel said the move is to benefit both the VMC and the citizens. "We are planning to make use of social media and newspapers to ensure that the message about the rebate reaches the people. Property tax is one of our biggest incomes," he said.
BBC announces plans to broadcast classic Glastonbury highlights
The coverage will take place across the weekend the festival was due to host its 50th anniversary event
Mangoes, not Covid situation, interest Mayor Bijal Patel
Mayor Bijal Patel miffed when questioned on Covid-19 crisis in city at inauguration of 15-day mango fest at GMDC grounds
MotoGP™ Live: A Sit Down With debuts this Thursday!
MotoGP™ Legend Kevin Schwantz & Team Suzuki Ecstar's Alex Rins sit down with Jack Appleyard in the first episode of a new MotoGP™ series
MotoGP™ Live: A Sit Down With debuts this Thursday!
MotoGP™ Legend Kevin Schwantz & Team Ecstar Suzuki's Alex Rins sit down with Jack Appleyard in the first episode of a new MotoGP™ series
Assam to have 4 more labs; eyes 5000 COVID tests per day
GUWAHATI: Assam is poised to have four more laboratories for conducting COVID-19 tests by the first week of June, state Health and Family Welfare Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma informed on Wednesday.As it is, with the surge in the number of COVID-posit
Johnny Depp completes painting after 14 years amid lockdown
Actor Johnny Depp has finally completed a wine bottle painting that he had started 14 years ago.Depp took to Instagram, where he shared a photograph of his artwork, which he started in 2006.He captioned: "It's odd, the things that we once gave such p
Rihanna celebrates 15 yrs in music
It has been 15 years since pop star Rihanna released her debut single, Pon de Replay, and the singer has thanked her fans for all the love and support.The 32-year-old musician took to Instagram on May 24 to join the celebration of the song's annivers
Govt to decentralise MPSC
SHILLONG: The Meghalaya Public Service Commission (MPSC) will be decentralised to make it more efficient and transparent.After inaugurating the newly constructed building of the MPSC at Lower Lachumiere on Tuesday, Chief Minister Conrad Sangma said t
Sonowal apprises Governor of COVID 19, flood situation
GUWAHATI:: Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal called on the Governor Prof. Jagdish Mukhi at Raj Bhavan and discussed a range of issues concerning the state and its people including COVID-19 situation and flood on Wednesday.Chief Minister Sonowa
COVID cases rise in Nagaland, Manipur
GUWAHATI: Nagaland and Manipur on Wednesday reported five more COVID-19 positive cases each, as several hundreds of stranded citizens from outside the Northeast make their way to the states.“Another five more returnees from Chennai tested COVID-19 po
Global cases top 5.5 mn
Washington: The overall number of global coronavirus cases on Tuesday surpassed the 5.5 million mark, while the deaths have increased to more than 346,000, according to the Johns Hopkins University. Currently, the total number of cases stood at 5,508
Flood wreaks havoc in 11 Assam districts; one dies in Goalpara
GUWAHATI: Over 2.70 lakh people in as many as 11 districts have been affected by the first wave of floods in Assam, with the state registering its first casualty in Goalpara, while rain-induced landslides snapped road and rail communication in Dima
Meghalaya govt not to defer salary for May
SHILLONG: Meghalaya Government has decided not to impose any salary deferment for the month of May.Informing this on Wednesday, Chief minister, Conrad Sangma said that the government had earlier deferred the salaries due to very less devolution of ta
Most migrant workers in state back on jobs: CM
SHILLONG: Chief Minister Conrad Sangma on Tuesday claimed that a majority of migrant workers stranded in the state due to the COVID-19 lockdown have now been engaged in construction activities as permitted by the government.Speaking to media pe
Locust attack feared in eastern UP now
LUCKNOW:The Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh has now asked all District Magistrates to remain prepared for the movement of the swarm of locusts in their areas.Principal Secretary, Agriculture Devesh Chaturvedi, in his letter, has sai
2 families violate quarantine protocol in Ri Bhoi
SHILLONG: The Khasi Students’ Union North Khasi Hills unit has alleged that two families from Bihar, who arrived in the state on May 20, have violated the lockdown and pandemic protocol by venturing out for marketing on May 22.Corroborating the alleg
Return of 1 lakh people poses big quarantine challenge for N-E (16:50)
GUWAHATI/AIZAWL: After a huge surge in COVID-19 cases in the northeastern states, specially in Assam, caused by the return of around 1,00,000 people from other states, the region is facing a very big quarantine challenge.While the Assam government s
KHADC, Hima Mylliem against reopening of Iewduh
SHILLONG: The crucial issue of reopening of Iewduh and Police Bazaar — the city's two major commercial hubs which are under lock and key for more than sixty days — appears to be on hold with the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC) and the
Starc eager to play pink-ball Test against India
Melbourne: His record with the pink ball is second to none and Australian paceman Mitchell Starc on Tuesday welcomed the prospect of bowling with it against India in a day-night Test during the home summer. Cricket Australia's proposal to schedule a
Assam Forest Minister visits Dehing Patkai, assures protection
GUWAHATI: The Assam government has categorically said that no harmful activity would be allowed to destroy the flora and fauna at Saleki proposed reserve forest, which is a part of the Dehing Patkai Elephant Reserve in Upper Assam.State environment a
GHADC staff file contempt notice in HC
SHILLONG: The Non-Gazette Employees’ Association of the Garo Hills Autonomous District Council (GHADC) on Tuesday filed a contempt case against the Chief Executive Member and the Secretary of the Council in the High Court of Meghalaya for non-payment
SAI resumes sports activities in Delhi
New Delhi: The Sports Authority of India (SAI) on Tuesday started activities in two out of its five stadiums in the national capital after the central government green lighted resumption of outdoor sports in a phased manner.According to a SAI stateme
MLAs slam KHADC move to levy transit fee
SHILLONG: Four Congress MLAs - HM Shangpliang, PT Sawkmie, George Lyngdoh and Kimfa Marbaniang - have shot off a letter to the chief minister lamenting the decision of the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC) to levy a transit fee of Rs 45
No community transmission in state yet: Hek
SHILLONG: Even though positive cases of coronavirus are rising, Health and Family Welfare Minister AL Hek has asserted that there is no community transmission in the region and the state as of now."There is no community transmission as of now and all
Didn’t like Baywatch film: Pamela Anderson
Baywatch alum Pamela Anderson has admitted that she "didn't like" the film adaptation of her popular 1990s TV series.The actor played CJ Parker in the hit TV show about the lifeguards who patrol the beaches of Los Angeles County, California and Hawai
COVID-19 likely to deepen salary crisis in GHADC
TURA: With the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic crisis in the state, agony of the employees of the Garo Hills Autonomous District Council (GHADC) who are yet to be paid their pending dues for over 24 months, is likely to get compounded as there is no certa
Morning market opened at Nongpoh town
NONGPOH: Ri Bhoi Deputy Commissioner, RM Kurbah on Wednesday inaugurated the morning market of Nongpoh Town at Mawspeng ground to enable farmers to sell their produce keeping in mind the importance of social distancing due to COVID-19 pandemic.
WHO warns that 1st wave of pandemic not over
Bangkok: As Brazil and India struggle with surging coronavirus cases, a top health expert is warning that the world is still smack in the middle of the pandemic, dampening hopes for a speedy global economic rebound and renewed international travel.Ri
Indian Army commanders’ meet kicks off amid Chinese aggression
NEW DELHI: Indian Army Commanders' Conference kicked off in New Delhi on Wednesday wherein discussion over China frontier in Sikkim, Ladakh and Arunachal Pradesh would be done at great length. The conference was planned much before the tension with
Assam Police realises over Rs 27 lakh for not wearing masks
GUWAHATI: Assam Police have so far realised Rs 27,31,500 as fines for not wearing a mask in public place in violation of COVID protocols imposed by the Government of India.Total 5,463 people were fined across Assam. “In order to ensure your own safet
Conrad Sangma attends KHADC as guest
GUWAHATI: Meghalaya Chief Minister, Conrad Sangma on Wednesday attended the session of Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC) as a guest."Privileged to have attended the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC) session as a guest toda
Suggested extra review due to inexperienced umpires: Kumble
New Delhi: ICC Cricket Committee chairman Anil Kumble says the inexperience of local umpires, who are expected to officiate in Test matches once action resumes post the COVID-19 pandemic, is the reason behind recommending an extra review, which accor
NO RESPITE FROM COVID
The Covid-19 scenario is getting worse in India. With sharp rises in infection rate at 1.50 lakh and death toll of over 4,000 – what is clear is that the lockdown has had a limited impact while Mumbai, Gujarat and Delhi keeps the nation on edge. With
Rain & storm wreak havoc; around 1500 affected
SHILLONG/JOWAI/MAWKYRWAT/NONGPOH: East Jaintia Hills and West Jaintia Hills districts reeled under "unprecedented" floods as heavy downpour coupled with high-velocity winds pounded at least seven districts triggering landslides, washing away roads an
Five more returnees test positive, quarantined in city
SHILLONG: With five more returnees testing positive for novel coronavirus on Tuesday, Meghalaya has seven active cases till date.The five persons were part of the returnees from Delhi and Haryana.The patients who are asymptomatic are lodged at the co
P S Syiem elected Chairman of KHADC
SHILLONG: National People's Party (NPP), MDC from Sohryngkham constituency, Pyniaid Sing Syiem was elected unopposed as the Chairman of Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC) on Wednesday.The election was necessitated in the wake of recent r
US company trials vaccine candidate in Aus
Canberra: A US biotechnology company began injecting a coronavirus vaccine candidate into people in Australia on Tuesday with hopes of releasing a proven vaccine this year.Novavax will inject 131 volunteers in the first phase of the trial testing the
China’s openness to spot COVID-19 source lauded
Geneva: The World Health Organization (WHO) has said it appreciates China's openness to joint efforts by the international science community to identify the source of the virus, and that such a scientific mission should consist of "the right mix of s
Assam cops capture check point in WKH
NONGSTOIN: Assam Police personnel allegedly chased away their Meghalaya Police counterparts posted at the check point at Salpara in West Khasi Hills district on Tuesday causing panic and fear among villagers of adjoining areas.According to witn
Anger as white woman reports black birdwatcher in Central Park to police
NEW YORK, May 27 — A video of a white woman calling the police about a black birdwatcher in New York’s Central Park has gone viral, sparking anger about African Americans being falsely reported to cops. The clip, posted on Twitter and viewed 30 million times, was filmed by the man, Christian...
Serie A asks broadcasters to make final payment for this season
MILAN, May 27 ― Italy's top flight football league Serie A said yesterday that broadcast rights holders must pay the final instalment for the current season, which has been halted due to the coronavirus outbreak. Serie A was suspended on March 9 and the Italian government will decide tomorrow...
Asian stocks pull back as Hong Kong uncertainty weighs
NEW YORK, May 27 — Asian shares shed some of their recent gains today as investor concerns about rising tensions between the United States and China tempered optimism about a re-opening of the world economy. US President Donald Trump said late yesterday he is preparing to take action against...
Disney to present reopening plan for Walt Disney World
LOS ANGELES, May 27 — Walt Disney Co will present its proposal for a phased reopening of its Orlando, Florida, theme parks to a local task force today, the company said in a statement. Disney closed theme parks around the world starting in January to help prevent the spread of the novel...
Japan's new budget to include US$302b in direct spending, reports Mainichi
TOKYO, May 27 — Japan's government plans to include US$302 billion (RM1.32 trillion) in direct spending under a second extra budget to be compiled today, to cushion the economic blow from the coronavirus pandemic, the Mainichi newspaper reported. The 32.5 trillion yen (RM1.32 trillion) in...
WHO: Virus spread ‘still accelerating’ in Brazil, Peru, Chile
WASHINGTON, May 27 — International health authorities expressed concern yesterday over signs the spread of the new coronavirus is still accelerating in Brazil, Peru and Chile. “In South America, we are particularly concerned that the number of new cases reported last week in Brazil was the...
Fans use ‘Star Wars’ anniversary to ask for ‘Solo’ sequel
LOS ANGELES, May 27 — It wasn't just Episode IV that celebrated a Star Wars birthday on May 25. On the occasion of May 25, the entire Star Wars franchise celebrated its 42nd anniversary. But 1977’s iconic Star Wars: Episode IV — A New Hope wasn’t necessarily fans’ sole focus over the...
Police swarm Hong Kong ahead of flashpoint anthem debate
HONG KONG, May 27 — Hong Kong police ramped up security around the city’s legislature today ahead of a debate over a law that would ban insulting China’s national anthem, the latest measure activists say is chipping away at free speech in the finance hub. The debate comes days after China...
Collision of galaxies may have spurred our solar system's formation
WASHINGTON, May 27 — A violent event on a colossal scale — the crash of two galaxies — may have paved the way for our solar system's birth. A star-formation binge in the Milky Way spanning the time when the solar system was born more than 4.5 billion years ago was apparently precipitated by...
Britain's McLaren scales back F1 racing due to lockdown losses
LONDON, May 27 ― British Formula 1 team and supercar maker McLaren said yesterday it will cut 1,200 jobs and signficantly scale down its racing division after the coronavirus crisis hit sales. The restructuring affects over a quarter of the company's 4,000 jobs. “We deeply regret the impact...
Gladbach hold relegation-fighting Bremen to 0-0 draw
BREMEN, May 27 ― Werder Bremen drew 0-0 at home to Borussia Moenchengladbach in the Bundesliga today, a result which moved the visitors into the top four but kept Bremen in the relegation zone. Bremen came alive in the second half and missed a couple of big chances, above all when substitute...
Russia consumer demand drops, jobless jump in April lockdown
MOSCOW, May 27 — Retail sales in Russia fell more than expected in April, while unemployment jumped above forecasts during a dire first full month of coronavirus lockdown for the country, data from statistics service Rosstat showed yesterday. Russia's economic health is in focus after a slump in...
McIlroy hopes Ryder Cup will be moved to 2021
LONDON, May 27 ― Rory McIlroy believes the Ryder Cup will be moved back to 2021 under pressure from players to not lose the unique atmosphere of the biennial event behind closed doors. The coronavirus pandemic has wreaked havoc on the golfing calendar with the three US-based majors moved to later...
New lockdown rules surprise – Some rules are closer to level 1 than level 3
President Cyril Ramaphosa’s latest announcements surprised many people with some of the new lockdown rules only expected at level 1 or level 2.
Teams will be bigger than Windows – Microsoft 365 boss
Corporate VP for Microsoft 365 Jeff Teper believes that Microsoft Teams could become more widely used than the company’s Windows operating system.
Beware this new Android security flaw
A recently discovered Android vulnerability allows malicious actors to take over legitimate apps to steal user data and gain access to a victim’s smartphone features.
Data leak on UIF COVID-19 relief scheme website
The Unemployment Insurance Fund has made changes to the website for its Temporary Employer-Employee Relief Scheme after a security researcher reported a data leak.
How Afrihost launched a winning lockdown campaign
Afrihost’s work-from-home campaign shows why it is so popular among consumers and its own employees.
The little electric cars used for ecommerce deliveries in South Africa
Tiny electric vehicles used by South African ecommerce companies to facilitate deliveries are in high demand.
“Freak” fibre break delays UIF claims
The Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) has apologised for a delay to the capturing of COVID-19 TERS applications for May, citing a “freak break in its network.”
Big job losses in South Africa – Here are the sectors which are the worst affected
The CCMA recently opened its doors and immediately experienced a big influx of people who lost their jobs.
What will happen to “hotspots” when South Africa moves to level 3
Health Minister Zweli Mkhize has clarified the government’s decision around the relaxation of lockdown restrictions and the classification of “hotspots”.
Lockdown restrictions on SA Post Office relaxed
Acting Minister of Communications and Digital Technologies Jackson Mthembu has lessened the regulations that were imposed upon the Post Office.
South Africa virus fight pits government against scientists
The scientific community’s support for South Africa’s management of the coronavirus outbreak risks being undermined by the health ministry’s harsh response to criticism from a leading expert.
The lockdown can hurt ISPs – Depending on the impact in the coming months
The ISP industry is one of the least impacted by the lockdown, but concerns remain over the long-term economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Trump threatens to shut down social media companies after Twitter fact check
President Donald Trump threatened to regulate or shutter social media companies — a warning apparently aimed at Twitter Inc. after it began fact-checking his tweets.
Electric vehicle makers battle the COVID-19 pandemic
Global EV sales will shrink this year, falling 18% to about 1.7 million units, according to BloombergNEF.
Looking Glass 8K holographic display launched
Looking Glass Factory has begun shipping its first holographic display, which combines an 8K display panel with the company’s proprietary technology to provide a holographic 3D effect.
Reliable fibre connectivity will shape workplaces of the future
The COVID-19 lockdown has shown that the successful transition to virtual offices of the future will require extensive investment in digital infrastructure such as fibre.
TikTok owner made over R52 billion net profit last year – Report
TikTok’s parent ByteDance Ltd. generated more than $3 billion of net profit on over $17 billion in revenue last year, figures that show the world’s most valuable startup is still growing at a brisk rate, according to people familiar with the matter.
Backup to Microsoft Azure with Veeam Direct Restore
Direct Restore to Microsoft Azure is included in the Veeam Backup and Replication solution and allows companies in East Africa to restore Veeam backups directly on their Azure platform in just two steps.
Digital strategies key for retail to survive a shifting consumer landscape
The world is in unchartered territory and as many businesses face the harsh reality of lockdown, we are beginning to accept that jobs will be lost, orders will be cancelled, and many doors will not be reopened.
Woman accused of manslaughter after man 'accidentally set himself alight'
A young woman has been charged with arson and manslaughter after a Kiwi man was believed to have accidentally set himself alight nearly three years...
Bid to expand Canterbury coal mine meets stiff opposition
Hundreds of people are opposing a plan to expand a Canterbury coal mine. Bathurst Coal Ltd has applied to expand its opencast mine, known as...
MediaWorks staff to hear details of proposed redundancies
The radio arm of MediaWorks is meeting with staff today about proposed redundancies. On Monday it announced 130 jobs in its sales and radio...
Amberley tyre fire arson: Man 'snapped' and torched pile
A man who lived across the road from a giant, illegal pile of 400,000 old car tyres in Canterbury "snapped" and torched them, a court heard today.
Time to soak and social distance at Hanmer Springs
Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools and Spa has reopened with a few new rules in place for guests.
Open fire season in Coastal Otago and Clutha
Farmers in Coastal Otago and Clutha will be able to do some pre-winter clearing, now that Fire and Emergency New Zealand (Fenz) has moved the areas...
Family tracks down long-lost brother in Canterbury
Canterbury man Phil Radford had no idea his life could be changed so much by just one Facebook message. Radford, 49, was adopted when he was five...
KidsFest gets the green light to go ahead in July
Planning for the popular annual Canterbury children's event KidsFest is under way, in spite of the challenges presented by the Covid-19 pandemic....
One dead after crash near Ashburton
One person died in a serious crash near Ashburton yesterday evening. The two vehicle crash happened on Maronan Rd in Tinwald, Ashburton, police...
Traffic delays expected this weekend due to motorway work
Motorists are being warned to expect delays this weekend due to road works around the Christchurch Southern Motorway. One lane of a new section of...
Uni may move hall residents to house overseas students
The University of Auckland is considering moving domestic students out of halls of residence to make way for returning international students that...
The tantalising flavours of Thailand
The wonderfully fresh tasting and tantalising flavours of Thai pork larb make it a versatile and irresistible main or, if served in a lettuce leaf...
Arthritis company Promisia pivots into Chch aged care sector
Medical company Promisia Integrative hopes to turn its core business to the aged care sector and acquire three facilities in the North Island and...
Family tracks down long-lost brother in Canterbury
Canterbury man Phil Radford had no idea his life could be changed so much by just one Facebook message. Radford, 49, was adopted when he was five...
Wheelie bin spot checks starting back up again
Spot checks of yellow wheelie bins will restart next week in a bid to ensure people are putting in the correct items for recycling. Gold stars will...
Friends take on $1000 Canterbury car rally to support charity
Josh Thompson and his friends will embark on a two-day, 1000km journey across Canterbury in September to raise at least $1000 for children’s mental...
Green Cabs in liquidation, jobs cut
Nation-wide taxi company Green Cabs has gone into liquidation, reportedly cutting 160 jobs. This story was first published by RNZ Palliser...
Holiday deals hoping to encourage domestic tourism
Cut-price campervan deals are encouraging Kiwis to holiday at home - but hotels, motels and restaurants are not seeing much movement ahead of the...
Police seize drugs, cash, weapons and vehicles in Chch raids
Police executed nine search warrants in Christchurch today as part of an investigation into the supply of cannabis and money laundering. About 200...
Mass tourism is not sustainable
New directions are needed for the Central Otago economy as it looks to recover from Covid-19, writes Wanaka resident Warwick Thompson. Central...
F&G chairman goes
The chairman of Southland Fish & Game has resigned after five years in the role. Graeme Watson, of Queenstown, joined the council in 2009 and was...
'Far too long': NZ should be at level 1, says Winston
New Zealand has been in lockdown for "far too long" and needs to be at level 1 now with a transtasman bubble already operating, says Deputy Prime...
Tyre fire arson: Man 'snapped' and torched pile
A man who lived across the road from a giant, illegal pile of 400,000 old car tyres in Canterbury "snapped" and torched them, a court heard today.
Collins 'sick of being demonised' for her ethnicity
Tensions have flared over race relations again at Parliament, with outspoken National MP Judith Collins saying she was "sick of being demonised"...
30-year-old Australian dies of Covid-19
Australia recorded its youngest victim of Covid-19 after a 30-year-old man with underlying health conditions died in Queensland, having shown...
Cromwell subdivision appeal withdrawn
An appeal to the Environment Court regarding a controversial 900-lot Cromwell subdivision has been withdrawn. The appeal was lodged in February...
Work to demolish fire-damaged hotel starts this week
A Canterbury hotel that was completely gutted by fire on Christmas Eve is set to be demolished to make way for a new pub. Kirwee Tavern licensee...
Giant painting outside Christchurch Art Gallery finished
A giant painting on the eastern wall of Christchurch Art Gallery took three weeks to create. Designed by Kelcy Taratoa, two commercial painters,...
Restaurateur determined to serve the city
A Christchurch restaurateur is bucking the trend, forging ahead with the opening of his Indian restaurant, despite the new normal.
Iconic pie makes its way to Chch
The iconic Hororata pie is now available in Christchurch and they are being sold for a good cause. Of every pie purchased, 50c will go back to the...
Man arrested over deadly fire at animation studio
Japanese police have arrested the man suspected of killing 36 people at Kyoto Animation last July after he had spent 10 months in recovering in two...
Girls take to the mai mai
Duck-shooting is no longer just a boys’ club. Although men still account for the majority of duck-shooters in Southland, the number of women...
Time for return to normality
Is it time to move to Level 1, asks Richard Macknight. New Zealand has set out to save lives and our economy by setting out to eliminate Covid-19...
Cabbage slaw with kimchi and cashews
Cabbages are always a good price and a little seems to go a long way. This slaw-inspired salad has an added punch by adding kimchi, which will not...
Milk solids levy vote ends May 30
DairyNZ has farmers’ backs, and that is why it is important levy payers vote on the milk solids levy, says DairyNZ’s South Island farm performance...
Scrums won't be banned in NZ
New Zealand Rugby won't be following a proposal from World Rugby's medical committee to ban scrum resets, team huddles and upright tackles. World...
Teacher censured after viewing porn on school computer
Students at a New Zealand college saw a photo of "boobs" and a sexually explicit message pop up on their teacher's computer screen during a class,...
How much can the Govt really help small business?
I’m off to the hairdresser today for a much-needed tidy up — that makes me sound a bit like a car doesn’t it? Hairdressers are wise people — they...
Muller defends front bench amid criticism from own party
New National leader Todd Muller is backing his front bench, saying he chose the shadow Cabinet line-up on merit and talent. While three out of...
Covid-19 unemployment pay 'real kick in the gut', beneficiaries say
Beneficiaries are angry the government is treating them differently to people who have lost their jobs because of the pandemic. The Covid-19...
Healthy diet based on variety
Giving parents the confidence that they are feeding their children delicious, nutritious meals is the aim of The Feel-Good Family Food Plan recipe...
30-year-old Australian dies of Covid-19
Australia recorded its youngest victim of Covid-19 after a 30-year-old man with underlying health conditions died in Queensland.
More flights in and out of Dunedin and Invercargill
Air New Zealand has added new flights in and out of Dunedin and Invercargill aimed at servicing the business community. The airline announced this...
'Far too long': NZ should be at level 1, says Winston
New Zealand has been in lockdown for "far too long" and needs to be at level 1 now with a transtasman bubble already operating, says Deputy Prime...
Native frogs land at Orana Wildlife Park
Orana Wildlife Park is back and offering visitors the chance to check out a new unique new animal - Maud Island frogs.
Jobs numbers to plummet at AJ Hackett
The world’s oldest bungy jump tourist operation is set to make significant cuts. The Otago Daily Times understands more than 150 jobs — out of 220 ...
Work on new cell tower begins
Construction of a new non-notified Spark cellphone site has begun in rural Hawea to replace the existing cell site servicing the area. Spark...
Scrums won't be banned in NZ
New Zealand Rugby won't be following a proposal from World Rugby's medical committee to ban scrum resets, team huddles and upright tackles. World...
Ill-prepared tourist froze to death
Prathiba Yajaman-Puttappa was waiting in the carpark for her husband when she was asked by the others in his group if he had made it down from the...
Force accept terms to re-join Super Rugby
The Western Force will return to Super Rugby in 2020 for the "good of the sport" but billionaire owner Andrew Forrest wants to see a reinvention of...
'Milestone' pay deal reached for teacher aides
The Ministry of Education and NZEI Te Riu Roa have agreed to settle an historic pay equity claim for teacher aides.
PM stands firm on alert level move
The Prime Minister is standing firm on the wait for the move to alert level 1 under Covid-19, and says she hopes the country can make the shift...
Drugs, vehicles and weapon seized in raids
Police executed nine search warrants in Christchurch today as part of an investigation into the supply of cannabis and money laundering. About 200...
Winter weddings trend as couples shuffle plans in pandemic
A Christchurch wedding and events hire company is expecting a big spike in business as people tie the knot this winter after the Covid-19 pandemic...
Glendhu Shorthorn bull sale held in Heriot
Fraser and Susie Fletcher were delighted with the outcome of their second on-farm Glendhu Shorthorn stud bull sale near Heriot last week. The top...
'Fantastic outcome': Missing trampers found
Missing trampers Dion Reynolds and Jessica O'Connor were found when smoke from a fire they lit was seen by a search helicopter - a result police...
Green Cabs in liquidation, jobs cut
Taxi company Green Cabs has gone into liquidation, reportedly cutting 160 jobs. This story was first published by RNZ Palliser Insolvency's Heath...
Celebration of the seasons
Skateboarding might have been his first love, but it did not stop Queenstown chef Jonathan Rogers from finding his true passion. He talks to...
Arming officers not NZ's 'style of policing' - Police Commissioner
Police Commissioner Andrew Coster says there would have to be a "very high threshold" for him to change his belief that New Zealand's police should...
Higher chance of warm winter
Otago and Southland farmers may be in for another warmer-than-average winter this year. Niwa National Climate Centre scientists are forecasting...
Force accept terms to re-join Super Rugby
The Western Force will return to Super Rugby in 2020 for the "good of the sport" but billionaire owner Andrew Forrest wants to see a reinvention of...
Biden calls Trump 'absolute fool' for not wearing face mask
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden has called his Republican rival Donald Trump an "absolute fool" for not wearing a mask at a series of...
Twitter fact-checks Trump tweet for the first time
Twitter has for the first time prompted readers to check the facts in tweets sent by United States President Donald Trump.
Awards co-ordinator bids adieu
Outgoing Southland Ballance Farm Environment Awards regional co-ordinator Tracie Donelley has always been impressed by how dedicated and passionate...
Trump Campaign: Twitter 'Fact Check' Proof of Silicon Valley Obstruction
President Donald Trump's reelection campaign on Tuesday reacted to the news that Twitter had fact-checked the president's tweet.
Biden on His 'Ain't Black' Comment: Charlamagne tha God 'Was Being a Wise Guy'
Tuesday on CNN's "Situation Room," presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden addressed telling radio host Charlamagne tha God that black voters who have trouble deciding whether to support him or President Donald Trump "ain't black." | Clips
Donald Trump: Widespread Vote-by-Mail Will 'Destroy this Country'
President Donald Trump continued to berate Democrats for pushing vote-by-mail despite concerns about voter fraud.
Iraq: Islamic State Using Video Game Controller Bombs Against Yazidis
Bomb detection units in Iraq uncovered an Islamic State plot to detonate bombs against Yazidis, a film highlighted by the Telegraph found.
Donald Trump: 'Twitter Is Now Interfering in the 2020 Presidential Election'
Trump accused Twitter of interfering in the 2020 presidential election after branding one of his tweets warning about election fraud "false."
House GOP Sues Nancy Pelosi over Proxy Voting Scheme
Kevin McCarthy, 20 GOP lawmakers, and four congressional constituents have filed a lawsuit against Nancy Pelosi's proxy voting scheme.
L.A. Skateboarders Defy Eric Garcetti, Reclaim Venice Skate Park
Skateboarders took matters into their own hands, clearing sand from the Venice skate park that Mayor Eric Garcetti had filled in.
Check out the moody teaser poster for TREASURE Bang Ye Dam's solo debut single
Here's the first official teaser poster for TREASURE member Bang Ye Dam's long-awaited solo debut single!The teaser poster doesn't give a…
TWICE to pre-release a spoiler snippet of 'More & More' exclusively on 'TikTok'
TWICE will be partnering up with global video application 'TikTok' to pre-release a spoiler snippet of their comeback title track, "More & …
Game Tech Deep Dive: Gears Tactics - When art meets scalability
The Gamasutra Deep Dives are an ongoing series with the goal of shedding light on specific design, art, or technical features within a video game, in order to show how seemingly simple, fundamental design decisions aren't really that simple at all. Earlier installments cover topics such as building an adaptive tech tree in Dawn of Man
After some high-profile opt outs, Nvidia GeForce Now swaps to an opt-in library
One of the big bullet points for Nvidia’s GeForce Now cloud-based game streaming service was the fact that it didn’t come with a platform specific library, and instead let its early users play games they already owned through the cloud. At the very beginning, this meant that any game a player owned through select digital storefronts, (initially Steam, Battle.net, Epic Games Store, and Uplay) would be playable on the service. That pitch is changing, a post-launch shift no doubt influenced by the fact that many major publishers like Activision Blizzard, 2K
Xbox Family Settings app will help parents manage their kids' gaming habits
Xbox has soft launched a new Family Settings mobile app to make it easier for parents to ensure their children are playing in a safe and healthy environment. The app is currently available in preview mode on Android and iOS, and can be used by parents to remotely tweak their Xbox's family settings to ensure children only have access to content they deem appropriate. For instance, the app can be used to set daily screen time limits, implement content filters, adjust play and communication settings, and view regular activity reports that offer insights into how children are spending their time on Xbox.
Get a job: Join Scanline VFX as an Unreal Technical Director
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. Unreal Technical Director, Scanline VFX
Sponsored: Tap into a massive audience by learning to grow your game in Brazil
Presented by Xsolla Brazil’s massive video game audience offers a huge growth opportunity—if you know the best way to approach the market. To help you grow revenue more quickly and easily, Xsolla’s gaming experts have rounded up essential best practices for game sales and operations in Brazil. Download Xsolla’s new guide, How to Grow Your Video Game in Brazil
Little Nightmares has sold over 2 million copies worldwide
Tarsier Studios' puzzle-platformer horror title Little Nightmares has sold over 2 million copies worldwide. The game launched back in April 2017 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Windows PC, before heading to the Nintendo Switch in May 2018. It will also be available on Google Stadia as of June 1, 2020.
Q&A: Designing the low-key, but highly engaging Wintermoor Tactics Club
It's turned out to be a bountiful spring for turn-based strategy game developers. While Firaxis Games and Splash Damgae have gone head to head with XCOM: Chimera Squad and Gears Tactics, the developers at EVC have released Wintermoor Tactics Club, a quieter, but no less fascinating experience.
VIDEO: Gov. David Ige says he’ll lift the interisland quarantine soon, but declines to confirm a date | Honolulu Star-Advertiser
Gov. David Ige said today that he expects to lift the quarantine for interisland passengers soon and is finalizing plans to reopen tourism.
Pentagon taking steps to relax ‘stop movement’ order | Honolulu Star-Advertiser
The Pentagon said today that a “conditions-based approach” will be taken to relax the “stop movement” order that has been in effect for troops since March due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Muslims celebrate major holiday amid curfews, virus fears | Honolulu Star-Advertiser
JERUSALEM >> Muslims around the world on Sunday began celebrating Eid al-Fitr, a normally festive holiday marking the end of the fasting month of Ramadan, with millions under strict stay-at-home orders and many fearing renewed coronavirus outbreaks.
Costa Rica latest country to legalize same-sex marriage | Honolulu Star-Advertiser
SAN JOSE, Costa Rica >> Costa Rica became the latest country to legalize same-sex marriage early Tuesday when a ruling from its supreme court went into effect ending the country’s ban.
Aarogya Setu app becomes open source to address privacy concerns
Aarogya Setu app becomes open source to address privacy concerns. 'Transparency, privacy and security have been the core design principle of Aarogya Setu. Opening the source code to developer community signifies Government of India continuing principal to these commitments'
K'taka seeks Centre's nod to reopen places of worship from 1 June
K'taka seeks Centre's nod to reopen places of worship from 1 June. The standard operating procedure is likely to be put in place, that needs to be followed at temples once opened for public.
These migrant workers are flying home, thanks to their employer
These migrant workers are flying home, thanks to their employer. Their dreams of returning home finally taking wing after two months of lockdown, 10 migrant workers are flying to Bihar thanks to their employer, a Delhi farmer, who bought their plane tickets. Their flight to the Bihar capital Patna is at 6 am on Thursday and the men, who planned to go home in April, can't believe they are going to their villages in Samastipur -- not walking or cycling thousands of kilometres, or scrambling for a seat on a bus or train, but on a plane.
354 domestic flights soar the skies on day 3: Aviation minister
354 domestic flights soar the skies on day 3: Aviation minister. Domestic passenger flights are currently permitted to operate from all airports in the country except the ones in West Bengal.
Trump offers to 'mediate' between India and China
Trump offers to 'mediate' between India and China. The US president previously offered to mediate between India and Pakistan, a proposal rejected by New Delhi which maintains that there is no role for any third party in bilateral issues.
In a first, Twitter fact-checks Trump's tweets
In a first, Twitter fact-checks Trump's tweets. Twitter highlighted 2 of Trump's tweets that falsely claimed mail-in ballots would lead to widespread voter fraud.
Child dies as man hunts for milk at railway station
Child dies as man hunts for milk at railway station. The four-and-a-half-year-old son of Bihari migrants based in Delhi died at the railway station in Muzaffarpur on arrival by a 'Shramik Special' train, while his father desperately hunted for some milk he believed will save his child.
India's Covid-19 tally crosses 1,50,000-mark, toll at 4,337
India's Covid-19 tally crosses 1,50,000-mark, toll at 4,337. According to the ministry's website, more than 70 per cent of the deaths are due to comorbidities.
Fed up of containment zone tag, Odisha mob runs riot
Fed up of containment zone tag, Odisha mob runs riot. Unable to get a favourable response from the police personnel, the crowd manhandled them and pelted them with stones, the officer said. The protesters also uprooted the barricades that were put up around the containment zones and vandalised a police control room, he said. As the agitators burnt tyres in the area, some portions of the bamboo barricades caught fire. At least a dozen policemen and a journalist covering the incident suffered injuries in the attack. All of them were hospitalised.
Most viruses do not spread easily on flights: CDC
Most viruses do not spread easily on flights: CDC. The CDC guidelines do not recommend following social distancing between 2 passengers inside a plane or keeping the middle seat unoccupied.
Beware of opportunist China!
Beware of opportunist China!. 'It is time we Indians stop our internal bickering and present a united front to Chinese machinations,' advises Colonel Anil A Athale (retd).
Mamata petitions PM's against whimsical scheduling of shramik trains
Mamata petitions PM's against whimsical scheduling of shramik trains. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee sought Prime Minister Narendra Modi's intervention on Wednesday in the alleged 'whimsical' functioning of the railways in sending Shramik Special trains to West Bengal and urged the Bharatiya Janata Party-led Centre not to pursue politics when the state is battling a dual crisis due to the COVID-19 pandemic and trail of destruction left behind by Cyclone Amphan.
Bodies in corridor, not enough beds: Scenes from Mumbai's Covid-19 facility
Bodies in corridor, not enough beds: Scenes from Mumbai's Covid-19 facility. 'Only 27 bodies can be kept in the KEM mortuary. But, all slots are filled with COVID-19 victims' bodies and other bodies have been kept in the corridor. There are some 15 bodies kept on stretchers on both sides of the corridor that leads to the second floor where the testing laboratory is located,' KEM staffers' union leader Santosh Dhuri said. 'Workers need protection kits and assurance of financial support in case of falling sick. These issues are not satisfactorily addressed by the BMC and the state government despite several reminders and agitations,' he said.
Meet the Brave Bicycle Girl of Bihar
Meet the Brave Bicycle Girl of Bihar. 'There were times when my courage and confidence would fail and I was close to giving up,' says Jyoti Kumari who wanted to bring her father home safely. So she began the cycle ride of her life.
SEE: L Subramaniam dedicates 'Vasudheva Kutumbakam' symphony to Modi
SEE: L Subramaniam dedicates 'Vasudheva Kutumbakam' symphony to Modi. Responding to a tweet by Subramaniam, Modi said it was a brilliant rendition.
Wuhan wet market may not be birthplace of COVID-19: Chinese researchers
Wuhan wet market may not be birthplace of COVID-19: Chinese researchers. The results of the study, being published on the website of top academic journal Nature on May 20, implied the Huanan Seafood Market in Hubei's capital Wuhan may not be the birthplace of COVID-19, although the virus outbreak emerged in Wuhan had a strong link to contacts with the market.
After row over ad, Kent apologises for hurting sentiments
After row over ad, Kent apologises for hurting sentiments. The Noida-based firm's advertisement for its new product, which featured Bollywood superstar and Bharatiya Janata Party MP Hema Malini and her daughter Esha Deol, cautioned against a housemaid kneading flour to make dough, claiming that 'her hands might be infected', and instead suggested using the company's product for the same purpose.
Diplomatic talks are on with China to resolve standoff: NASB member
Diplomatic talks are on with China to resolve standoff: NASB member. 'The Indian army is a professional army. They can handle such a situation'
'COVID-19 deaths could top 18,000 in India'
'COVID-19 deaths could top 18,000 in India'. The country is still in the ascending limb of the epidemic, said Prof D Prabhakaran.
Nepal delays discussion in parliament to amend constitution for updating map
Nepal delays discussion in parliament to amend constitution for updating map. The government had registered the amendment proposal in Parliament on May 22 after releasing the new political map of Nepal depicting Kalapani, Lipulekh and Limipiyadhura as its territories on May 18.
India faces its worst locust swarm in nearly 30 years
India faces its worst locust swarm in nearly 30 years. According to the Indian Council of Agricultural Research Director General Trilochan Mohapatra, the insects have attacked about 40,000 hectares of land.
Virus can travel 20 feet, 6 ft inadequate: Study
Virus can travel 20 feet, 6 ft inadequate: Study. From these past studies, the scientists said both the aerodynamics of the droplets, and their heat and mass exchange process with the environment can determine the effectiveness of virus prohttps://www.rediff.com/news/report/pix-how-indians-are-maintaining-social-distance/20200326.htmpagation.
Top Army commanders meet amid China's Ladakh offensive
Top Army commanders meet amid China's Ladakh offensive. The main focus will be on the situation in eastern Ladakh where Indian and Chinese troops are locked in an eyeball-to-eyeball face-off in sensitive areas like Pangong Tso, Galwan Valley, Demchok and Daulat Beg Oldie
Situation at India border 'overall stable, controllable': China
Situation at India border 'overall stable, controllable': China. Foreign ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian, during a media briefing in Beijing, said that China's position on the border related issues is clear and consistent. 'We have been following the important consensus reached by the two leaders and strictly observing the agreements between the two countries,' he said, apparently referring to the directions of Chinese President Xi Jinping and Prime Minister Narendra Modi after their two informal summits, asking the militaries of the two countries to take more confidence building measures to maintain peace and tranquillity along the borders.
'BJP can stoop to any level to grab power'
'BJP can stoop to any level to grab power'. 'Time and again, through their actions, often more covert than overt, the BJP has shown that it is a power-hungry party and its hunger isn't getting satiated sitting in the Opposition.'
Pangolin rescued from Odisha quarantine centre to undergo COVID-19 test
Pangolin rescued from Odisha quarantine centre to undergo COVID-19 test. The swab samples of the pangolin has been collected for the coronavirus test
COVID-19 here to stay till 2021: Health experts
COVID-19 here to stay till 2021: Health experts. Coronavirus is a '12-18 months' problem and the world is not going to be free of this till 2021, says Professor Ashish Jha.
Migrant crisis: Baby tries to wake dead mother at Bihar station
Migrant crisis: Baby tries to wake dead mother at Bihar station. As the mother still lay still, he wobbles away from her, announcements continuing in the background about the arrival and departure of trains that would bring in tens of thousands of people in a rush to get away from hunger and hardship they face in large cities that could sustain them no more.
'We're well prepared to handle any surge in COVID-19 cases'
'We're well prepared to handle any surge in COVID-19 cases'. 'States have done a tremendous job of identifying health facilities for COVID-19 care and equipping them well.'
Chargesheets filed against 376 for attending Tablighi in Delhi
Chargesheets filed against 376 for attending Tablighi in Delhi. According to the chargesheets, all the foreign nationals have been booked for violating visa rules, violating government guidelines issued in the wake of Covid-19 pandemic and regulations regarding Epidemic diseases Act, Disaster Management Act and prohibitory orders under section 144 of Code of Criminal Procedure.
Maharashtra to review lockdown situation on May 29
Maharashtra to review lockdown situation on May 29. Maharashtra Cabinet Minister Jayant Patil said, 'On May 29, the government will be holding a meeting to review the lockdown in the state. During this meeting, the decision will be taken on which areas should be given more relaxations. However, there will be no relaxations in the areas where the maximum number of cases are being reported.'
Boris Johnson to face grilling over top aide Dominic Cummings
The Prime Minister’s top adviser remains at the centre of a political storm, with at least 30 Tory MPs publicly calling for him to go.
Again, El-Rufai extends Kaduna lockdown by two weeks
Godwin Isenyo, Kaduna The Kaduna State Government has extended the lockdown it imposed on the state to contain the spread of the coronavirus for another two weeks. But the two weeks lockdown woul...
T-Mobile and Dish Network bicker over extension of 600MHz spectrum loan
With T-Mobile and Dish Network coming to an agreement that helped get the T-Mo-Sprint merger done and Dish lending T-Mobile its 600MHz spectrum during the coronavirus pandemic, some might think that the two companies are pretty friendly. But a new FCC filing suggests that they might not be quite as chummy as some thought. T-Mobile recently submitted a filing with the FCC to ask for an extension on the agreement that’s allowing T-Mo to use ... [read full article]
T-Mobile giving customers free Redbox rental, Reebok discount, and more next Tuesday
Did you score your free Impossible Whopper this week? Now it’s time to look ahead and see what T-Mobile Tuesdays has in store for next week. On Tuesday, June 2, T-Mobile customers can get a free 1-night disc rental from Redbox and a 40% discount plus free shipping to Reebok. Also coming next week is a 50% discount on a 1-month learning subscription from KiwiCo, which ... [read full article]
Trump accuses Twitter of 'stifling' free speech after fact check
President Trump on Tuesday evening accused Twitter of “stifling FREE SPEECH” and interfering in the 2020 election by fact-checking one of his tweets on the issue of voting by mail.
Sessions goes after Tuberville's coaching record in challenging him to debate
Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions challenged Tommy Tuberville, his opponent for the Alabama Republican Senate nomination, to a series of five debates as the two hammer each other in an
Trump accuses Twitter of 'interfering in the 2020 Presidential Election' after it fact-checked his false tweets about voting by mail
President Donald Trump accused Twitter on Tuesday of "interfering in the 2020 Presidential Election" after it fact-checked two of his tweets pushing conspiracies about voting by mail in California.
US military reportedly making plans for Trump that include a complete Afghanistan withdrawal before the next election
Defense Department officials are planning to brief President Donald Trump on several options to withdraw all US troops from Afghanistan, according to multiple reports.
Animal welfare: New food label proposed to 'guarantee transparency’ in pig breeding
A new animal welfare label has been developed in Italy to boost ‘clarity’ in pig husbandry for meat products.
Cargill: ‘Technology is moving us closer towards maximum transparency and traceability’
US agri-food giant Cargill is looking to solutions such as mobile money, GPS mapping and digital data collection to improve transparency in its cocoa supply chains in Africa and elsewhere.
Kemin’s algae-sourced beta glucan BetaVia gets novel foods nod: ‘An opportunity for innovative product developers’
US-based Kemin Industries has received a positive safety assessment from the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) for its algae-sourced beta glucan ingredient, BetaVia. This unlocks the opportunity for ‘innovative product developers to be the first to communicate around the source’ and tap into surging interest in immunity, the group’s European marketing manager, Miguel Martinho, tells FoodNavigator.
F1 Belgium '98 retrospective: When the Schumachers went to war
One of Formula 1's greatest-ever wet races, the 1998 Belgian Grand Prix was jam-packed with incidents, drama and - in the case of the Schumacher brothers - flaring tempers as both watched their chances of victory crumble for very different reasons
Iceland cuts food waste 23% in two years as it commits to a 50% cut by 2030
A year after the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs in the UK called on businesses to ‘step up to the plate’ and drive forward plans to cut food waste, the supermarket Iceland has announced food waste reductions of almost 2,500 tonnes, a decrease of 23.2% over the last two years, in its first public food waste report.
‘The meal kit model is unsustainable’: How can recipe box companies maintain their lockdown momentum?
Lockdown measures have driven an unprecedented surge in demand for recipe box services. Yet once the dust settles, so too will subscription numbers, suggests Philip Koh, co-founder of London-based brand design agency Without. “Meal kits are unlikely to become the norm,” he told FoodNavigator.
TCR News: Electric touring car series still on course for demo race in 2020
The Pure ETCR electric touring car series remains on course for a first demonstration race this year, despite delays resulting from the coronavirus pandemic
Giant-killers: When Jack Miller proved he wasn't "an idiot" and made MotoGP history
As the grid lined up for the start of the 2016 Dutch TT - the first MotoGP race in the Netherlands not to be held on its traditional Saturday slot - 167 grands prix had passed since a rider on a satellite machine took to the top step of the podium. That streak would be ended by an unlikely figure
Esports News: FE, IndyCar stars join JOTA-run Virtual Le Mans team
Formula E championship leader Antonio Felix da Costa and IndyCar driver Felix Rosenqvist will race in the Virtual Le Mans 24 Hours next month
Esports News: F1 drivers Verstappen and Norris to share LMP2 car in Virtual Le Mans
Formula 1 drivers Max Verstappen and Lando Norris will team up at the Virtual Le Mans 24 Hours, sharing an LMP2 car for sim race outfit Team Redline
My job in F1: AlphaTauri team manager Graham Watson
In the latest instalment of Autosport's My Job in F1 series, we talk to Graham Watson, the team manager of AlphaTauri
Historics News: VSCC cuts back 2020 event programme amid COVID-19 guidelines
The Vintage Sports-Car Club has trimmed its 2020 event calendar in the wake of Motorsport UK requirements in response to the COVID-19 crisis
Virtual Isle of Man TT Esports event launched, Hickman heads line-up
A Virtual Isle of Man TT Esports event has been launched, with a line-up of eight real-world riders headed by five-time TT winner Peter Hickman taking part
MotoGP News: Miller joins works Ducati squad in 2021
One-time MotoGP race winner Jack Miller will step up to the factory Ducati team for the 2021 season, with an option to extend his stay by a further year
National News: Motorsport UK plans for motorsport to begin again on 4 July
Motorsport UK intends for national motorsport to resume in Britain from 4 July and, from the start of next month, will allow organisers to begin applying for event permits again
What's Next for Global Citizen's COVID-19 Efforts After Success of 'One World'?
One World is hardly the final word from Global Citizen regarding COVID-19 relief.
With IPO, Warner Music Aims for Value Seen Rarely In the Music Biz
Until UMG follows suit, WMG will be investors’ only one-stop shop to invest in the streaming-boosted recorded music and publishing sectors.
Good Works: Tencent and Universal Team Up on Charity PPE Distribution
In early April, several days after Tencent Holdings closed its deal to buy a 10 percent stake in Universal Music Group along with a consortium of investors, Tencent Chief Strategy Officer James Mitchell called Universal Executive Vice President of Communications Will Tanous with an idea.
Demi Lovato Gushes Over Boyfriend Max Ehrich in Sweet Post: He 'Accepts and Loves Me For Who I Am'
Demi Lovato took to social media on Monday (May 25) to share a loving post about her relationship with boyfriend Max Ehrich.
All the Musicians Who Have Spoken Out About Having Coronavirus
With the confirmed cases of the coronavirus in the United States rising each day, musicians aren't staying quiet about their diagnoses. Here's what they're saying.
Instagram Introduces IGTV Ads, Creator Monetization
Instagram is introducing new ways for creators to make money from two of its main video features.
Ultra Music Fest Hit With a Class Action Over Refusal to Issue Ticket Refunds
Two Florida residents are suing Ultra Music Festival for refusing to give refunds for their 2020 cancelled electronic music festival.
How We Work Now: Midem Director Alexandre Deniot
In a new 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.
DaBaby Nabs First Streaming Songs Leader With 'Rockstar'
It’s the first song since Roddy Ricch's 'The Box' to hit No. 1 after neither debuting there nor benefiting from a remix or the release of a new album.
BTS Teases 'New Journey' to Festa 2020 With Cryptic Post
Get ready ARMY because Festa 2020 is on its way! On Wednesday (May 27), BTS teased the upcoming event with a brand new social media post.
Ryman Hospitality Backs Out of Deal to Purchase Austin City Limits Property
Ryman Hospitality has backed out of a $283 million deal to purchase a mixed-use property that includes the 2,500-seat Austin City Limits Live at the Moody Theater.
Sony/ATV Promotes Peter Brodsky to General Counsel, EVP Business Affairs
Sony/ATV Music Publishing has promoted Peter Brodsky to general counsel to compliment his longtime role as executive vp, business affairs at the Sony Music company.
Ariana Grande's Mom is Doing Her Part to Push Lady Gaga Collab 'Rain on Me' Up Charts, Almost Has Choreo Down
Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande are blown away by the response to "Rain on Me." They can't believe how their fandoms have embraced it. "Are most of our streaming numbers just us being crazy and obsessed listening on repeat?" Gaga asked Ari in a tweet on Tuesday night (May 26).
Watch Justin & Hailey Bieber Expertly Bake Some Gluten-Free Chocolate Chunk Cookies
The 11th episode of The Biebers on Watch appears to be about Justin and Hailey Bieber making some gluten-free cookies, but of course it's about much more.
Jimmy Fallon Apologizes for 'Terrible Decision' After 'SNL' Blackface Video Surfaces
"I am very sorry for making this unquestionably offensive decision and thank all of you for holding me accountable," said the 'Tonight Show' host.
Spotify Removes 10,000-Song Limit On User Libraries
The streaming service has finally removed the 10,000-song cap, allowing users to "like" an unlimited number of songs on the platform.
Here Are All the Drive-In Concerts Happening Due to Social Distancing
Billboard has rounded up a list of drive-in concerts that are happening across the country due to social distancing guidelines borne from the pandemic.
Spanish Rocker Enrique Bunbury Set For Virtual Grammy Museum Event
Spanish rockstar Enrique Bunbury will be featured in a Grammy Museum Event on Instagram Live.
Absolute Merch Teams With Artists to Raise Money for Charity
Candler redirected the merch online and began working with bands to donate a portion of the proceeds.
360WE to Launch Latin Drive-In Concert Series
As the notion of drive in concerts gains traction nationwide and globally, entertainment company 360 Worldwide Entertainment (360WE) is launching what would be the first series of drive-in Latin shows.
Eminem Chats With Fans for 'The Marshall Mathers LP' 20th Anniversary
Eminem chopped it up with fans on Wednesday (May 27) in celebration of 'The Marshall Mathers LP' turning 20 over the weekend.
Ken Pedersen, Veteran Capitol and Virgin Records Executive, Dies at 63
Veteran label executive Ken Pedersen died of sepsis brought on by non-COVID-related pneumonia on March 18, his family has revealed. He was 63.
Guy Oseary Stepping Away From Day-to-Day Role at Maverick
Guy Oseary is stepping away from his day-to-day role at his management collective Maverick to consult for Live Nation CEO Michael Rapino and further concentrate on his tech and entertainment entrepreneurial interests.
Alan Jackson Launches His First-Ever 'Small Town Drive-In' Concerts
Alan Jackson plans to hit the road next month in Alabama, but his fans can only meet him out there if they stay in their cars.
Tsvangirai’s son defies Chamisa, attends Parliament
Five legislators including Morgan Tsvangirai’s son Vincent, defied Nelson Chamisa’s parliamentary boycott directive, and attended the National Assembly sitting yesterday.
Administrators deny South African Airways set to start flying
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – Administrators for state-owned South African Airways (SAA) said on Wednesday the airline is not aiming to resume domestic flights from mid-June, rejecting a statement from the airline a day earlier.
Exiled ex-minister rubbishes Govt third force claim on abductions
Exiled former deputy higher education minister Godfrey Gandawa rubbished claims by the Government that there was a third force behind the abduction of three Movement for Democratic Change female members last week.
Mourinho does not expect to see ‘crazy’ transfers after virus
Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho has warned that the transfer market will look drastically different due to the coronavirus fallout, saying football will not be ready for “crazy numbers”.
‘Parliament useless without the opposition,’ says Mliswa
NORTON MP Temba Mliswa (Independent) yesterday said the National Assembly would be “useless” without opposition MDC Alliance MPs, adding that Zanu-PF legislators were incapable of asking probing questions to their ministers.
How To Control Your YouTube Addiction
“Just one more video” is my evening mantra at this point. As important as it is to get a good night’s sleep, late-night David always finds it even more important to watch one last, compelling video on YouTube—and maybe one more related video after that. YouTube can be a big time suck, especially during...
Stock markets mixed as China-US tensions return to fore
Equities were mixed Wednesday as profit-taking and worries about deteriorating China-US relations were weighed against optimism over the gradual reopening of economies around the world.
Electric motorbike gives Zimbabwean rural women path out of poverty
WEDZA, Zimbabwe, (Reuters) – In the rural Zimbabwe district of Wedza, a new electric-powered motorcycle is helping bring income to poor women and easing the burden of looking after families.
World economic prospects darken, rebound delayed – Poll
BENGALURU (Reuters) – Economic prospects for the developed world this year have darkened again in the past month as the coronavirus pandemic has rolled from Asia to the Americas, with a V-shaped sharp recovery expected by less than one-fifth of economists polled by Reuters.
Zambian president pardons gay couple jailed for 15 years
LUSAKA (Reuters) – Zambia’s president has pardoned a gay couple sentenced to 15 years in prison in November under colonial-era sodomy laws in a case that caused a diplomatic row with the United States.
Zimbabwe ruling party calls for arrest of opposition officials for faking abductions
ZANU PF Acting Spokesperson Patrick Chinamasa says the party is calling for arrests of more MDC officials who were involved in the infamous Warren park demonstration that led to the abduction and torture of Joana Mamombe, Cecilia Chimbiri and Netsai Marova.
Bail hearing in hospital for injured MDC Alliance officials
HARARE – Zimbabwean prosecutors have proposed ZW$2,000 (about R800) bail for recently abducted and tortured MDC Alliance youth activists Cecilia Chimburu, 31, Netsai Marova, 21, and member of the house of assembly Joana Mamombe, 27.
Lifting Premier League trophy in empty stadium would be ‘strange’, says Henderson
LIVERPOOL (AFP) – Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson says playing at an empty Anfield and winning the Premier League title with no fans present would be “pretty strange”.
MDC infighting: Mwonzora 2 Chamisa 0
THE day of reckoning came sooner than expected, as events outpaced and outdated fortunes in the mainstream opposition. It does read that the alliance’s top names have now come to face the reality that the ante has gone up a notch. This is real politics now, those who will lose, will simply lose.
Zimbabwe Covid-19 cases accelerates to 132
ZIMBABWE’S confirmed coronavirus cases have accelerated to a shock 132 with 76 new cases recorded in Beitbridge, Masvingo and Harare.
Musona set to secure permanent KAS Eupen deal
ZIMBABWE Warriors captain Knowledge Musona is set to make permanent his move from Belgian giants Anderlecht to fellow topflight side KAS Eupen in the next days, Belgian media reported on Tuesday.
Underestimating the Office of the President
WHEN you listen to the speeches of our presidential candidates before elections, rarely do you get to hear of public policy.
Robert Mugabe’s Lingering ‘Good’ Legacy?
He was Africa’s archetypal icon of post-colonial totalitarianism. Charismatic. Educated. Feared. Endowed with racist tribal arrogance. Unforgiving. 37 years of iron-fisted rule, Mugabe plundered all known indices of democratic decency. He ruthlessly suppressed opposition – incarcerating its leaders, mass-murdering their supporters. He habitually insulted Western leaders, decimated private property rights. Under his rule, cronies blossomed as inflation broke all post World War 2 records. By the time he was deposed in a ‘decent’ military coup, Zimbabwe was in a tailspin of obscene poverty. Despised by the international community, loathed by liberals and social democrats alike.
She is the World’s highest paid woman CEO
Lisa Su of Advanced Micro Devices is the first woman ever to top The Associated Press’ annual survey of CEO compensation: Her 2019 pay package was valued at $58.5 million following a strong performance for the company’s stock during her five years as CEO.
Harare man jailed for conning Singaporean investor
A 38-year-old Harare man has been jailed an effective 7 years for conning a Singaporean investor in a USD$500 000 business venture.
Solskjaer counting on Pogba, Rashford for restart
MANCHESTER, UK (AFP) – Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said on Tuesday he is confident of having Paul Pogba and Marcus Rashford fit should the Premier League season restart next month.
Nigeria to continue using hydroxychloroquine on Covid-19 patients
Authorities go on with hydroxychloroquine clinical trials despite WHO warning.
Lest we forget, coronavirus is public enemy and means war; Treat it thus
A winner’s mind must be trained to make decisions based on strategy and not emotion.
Zimbabwe police charge activists, journalists with violating Covid-19 rules
The three women were reportedly abducted while in police custody.
Administrators rule out mid-June return for SAA flights
Without approval of practitioners, SAA announced its planes would be back in the skies.
Rwandan genocide suspect Kabuga denounces charges as "lies"
"I have not killed any Tutsis. I was working with them," Felicien Kabuga to a French court.
OIGARA: KCB Group remains resilient even in the face of a difficult period
The crisis will perhaps accelerate investments in digital channels.
Judge in Tshisekedi ex-aide graft case dies
Judge Raphael Yanyi died Wednesday morning on arrival at a hospital in Kinshasa after he fell ill.
Getting Yourself Ready to Train and Race in the Heat
Heat acclimatization can be achieved with 60-90 minutes of exercise a day in hot conditions, doing so for 1-2 weeks. Those who are less fit or those more susceptible to heat-related problems may require more days or weeks to fully acclimatize.
Coronavirus: How childminders are caring for children in their own home
'Lots of soap' is crucial, say childminders who have stayed open for key workers' children.
Map Highlights Arsenic in Groundwater Contamination
As many as 220 million people around the world may be at risk of drinking groundwater contaminated with arsenic, according to a new study published by
Whisky production goes from strength to strength
The premium spirits sector shows no signs of slowing down, and with winter around the corner, it's time to stock up on indulgent whisky.
Syria's Assad faces toughest challenges of nine-year war
A public family spat, criticism in Russia and an imploding economy leave Syrian President Bashar Assad vulnerable.
How China’s tensions could be good for Hong Kong’s stock exchange
Beijing’s planned imposition of a national security law has sparked renewed protests in the territory. But prospects for the HKEX are brighter than they might at first seem.
How a country that once banned denim became a rising fashion star
In the former Soviet republic of Ukraine, a fresh crop of designers is carving out a niche – and the luxury fashion world is all ears.
US Lawmakers Raise Amendment in Privacy Bill Concerning Warrantless Surveillance Against its Citizens
Both sides of the aisle will deal with privacy issues that will deter unwarranted surveillance of Americans by the government.
COVID-19 Update: Hydroxychloroquine Trials Continue Despite Suspensions from World Health Organization
The British coronavirus trial of the anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine will continue despite studies of the drug being suspended by the World Health Organization due to concerns and fears that it may raise the risk of deaths globally.
Amtrak Plans Deep Workforce Cuts Ahead of Slow Pandemic Recovery
Amtrak projects ridership will return to just half of 2019 levels in its upcoming fiscal year beginning in October, Amtrak Chief Executive Officer William Flynn said in a memo to employees.
Boeing Job Cuts to Start Hitting Seattle-Area Workers This Week
Boeing Co. is poised to unveil deep job cuts to its Seattle-area engineering ranks this week as the planemaker shrinks its workforce to cut costs amid the sharpest contraction in aviation history.
US closes probes into 3 senators over their stock trades
Sens. Dianne Feinstein of California, Kelly Loeffler of Georgia and Jim Inhofe of Oklahoma have been informed that the Justice Department has closed investigations into their stock trades.
If Portland can’t make the playoffs, Damian Lillard’s season is over – so he says
The NBA has begun taking the steps necessary to resume the 2019-2020 season, but one of the league's biggest stars might not be onboard.
Nigerian Government Considers Morning, Afternoon Classes Ahead Of Reopening Of Schools
The Minister of State for Education, Emeka Nwajiuba, stated this on Wednesday during a briefing by the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 in Abuja.
Senior Army Officer Dies In Auto Accident In Benue
“Until his death, he was the Commanding Officer, 2 Battalion Kaduna,” an official source told SaharaReporters on Wednesday.
COVID-19: Lawyers Fault Nigerians Threatening To Sue Chinese Government For $200bn
The Nigerians had, in a petition, given China 14-day ultimatum to pay the sum of $200billion as compensation for the losses incurred as a result of the pandemic, saying failure to do so would lead to legal action.
Make Diaspora Voting Possible, Former Minister, Prof Tunde Adeniran, Tells Nigerian Government
Adeniran, who also worked for the United Nations and retired as a political science lecturer at the University of Ibadan, said Nigeria must look beyond giving excuses and serve as a pacesetter that other African nations look up to.
Katsina Investigates Cause Of Unusual Rise In Death Rate
Governor Aminu Masari stated this during a press briefing on Tuesday on the update on COVID-19 in the state, the News Agency of Nigeria reports.
#AfricaDay Recap: There’s Not Enough Respect For Our Innovation -Lupita Nyong'o
It is a reminder to not only celebrate how far Africa has come, but also, how far Africans still have to go in building a unified continent.
JUST IN: Adamawa Records Three COVID-19 Deaths, 11 New Cases
"11 new cases have been recorded in Adamawa State and sadly, we have also recorded three fatalities."
875 Commit Suicide During Lockdown In Nepal
The country has been under lockdown to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus disease, since March 24.
Why Prices Of Basic Items Soar In Nigeria Despite Petrol Cost Reduction
While inter-state travel across the country has been banned by the federal government, vehicles carrying essential supplies, as well as essential personnel, retain unrestricted movement. Effiong said the reality on the ground tells a different story.
Why Buhari Will Not Intervene In Pantami And Dabiri-Erewa Face off —Odumakin
Recall that Dabiri-Erewa revealed in an interview how gunmen chased the commission’s staff from office on the orders of Pantami.
Group Asks President Buhari To Order Release Of Detained Abia Lawyer, Gabriel Ogbonna
The group in statement signed by Okechukwu Nwanguma on Wednesday said the continued detention of Ogbonna was in flagrant disobedience of a court order calling for his release on bail.
Nigerian Lawmaker Wants Inter-state Travel Ban Lifted
Alabi, who represents Egbeda/Ona-Ara Federal Constituency, said this on his Twitter handle on Wednesday.
National Assembly Suspends Holiday To Review 2020 Appropriation Bill
The federal lawmakers went on a two-week Sallah break and were to reconvene on June 2.
African Development Bank President, Adesina, Maintains Innocence Despite Calls For Probe
The United States Department of Treasury had called for an independent of the allegations against Adesina despite the AfDB clearing him of all wrongdoing.
IGP Team Arrests Four Delta Journalists For Undisclosed Offence
As of the time of this report, the IGP detective team has not given any reason for the arrest and detention of the four journalists.
Coronavirus: Over 200 Stranded Ghanaians In Dubai Cry For Help
The request by these standard Ghanaians in Dubai to be airlifted home follows the repatriation of some 230 Ghanaians, some of whom were deported from Kuwait on a chartered flight Saturday, May 23, 2020.
COVID-19: West African Traders Losing 30 Per Cent Of Produce To Movement Restrictions
Although governments across the region have said food items are among a list of essential items that can move freely, a senior research fellow at the International Food Policy Research Institute, Antoine Bouet, said most of the trade in the country are done informally and in small quantities.
Buhari Didn’t Cancel Appointments Signed Off By Abba Kyari – Presidency
The Presidency insisted Buhari was fully in control of the mandate given to him by Nigerians during his re-election in February 2019.
BREAKING: DSS Releases Detained Akwa Ibom Journalist After Public Outcry
Carter was arrested by the DSS on April 27, 2020 over a private phone conversation with an anonymous medical doctor, which the Akwa Ibom State Government alleged castigated the state’s Commissioner for Health, Dr Dominic Ukpong, over his poor handling of the COVID-19 pandemic.
How Covid-19 is ruining plans for students to study abroad
Indian students who bagged admissions to top foreign universities now compelled to delay travel indefinitely and make do with e-classes
Covid-19: Are city's night shelters ready for a heat wave?
The heat wave condition continues to burn the national Capital as an orange alert was issued by the India Meteorological Department (IMD) for Tuesday. The maximum temperature at Palam was recorded at 47.2 degrees Celsius, making it the highest for this season.
Photos of the Sleek New Ride Ready To Return US Astronauts To Space
This is the SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule, sitting on its cargo-carrying “trunk”. The dragon will (God willing) carry two astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS) this Wednesday. The capsule will be locked onto the nose of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, pictured here blasting off from Florida’s Merrit Island in January 2020. Since 2011 NASA has paid Russia up to $86 Million per head to send its astronauts into space after America’s eye-wateringly expensive Space Shuttle program was closed down.
Guy Pushes Photographer Into Pond, or: Why You Should Insure Your Gear
Photographers with expensive gear often insure it against accidents and theft. This 1-minute video shows something else it can protect you from: asinine “pranks” when you’re simply minding your own business.According to the St Albans and Harpenden Review, the incident occurred in St Albans, Hertfordshire, England, on May 7th, 2018. The photographer was shooting along the edge of the ornamental lake in Verulamium Park when a man walked up to her from behind, shoved her into the water, and then walked away.
A person who feels appreciated will always do more than expected !
The long-term success of any company depends on the quality and loyalty of it’s employees. In this fast-paced, rapidly changing business environment in which corporate growth and profitability are critical, companies need to revamp their strategy for finding and retaining the best talent. According to research by Gallup less than 30 percent of employees say they […]
“You need to start believing what can be possible, rather than what’s being taken away” With Angie Randall
You need to start believing what can be possible, rather than what’s being taken away. Choosing to look at life with the glass half full will help you tremendously along your journey. I had the pleasure to interview Angie Randall. Angie is a marketer and communications specialist who runs her own social media firm, SocialChow, in Chicago. […]
How to Win the Battle Against Imposter Syndrome
Do people tell you that you’re an over-achiever, but you still feel like a fraud? If so, you could be suffering from imposter syndrome. Essentially, imposter syndrome is a psychological phenomenon where people feel like they are in their current position due to luck. They often have a nagging feeling that they didn’t do anything […]
7 Reasons WHY Transformational Leaders Resonate with Millennials in the Workplace
The Formula: Misunderstood Generation + Led By an Ideal Transformational Leader = A Powerful Workforce Edited by: Ms. Crevon Tarrance, J.D.
Chinasa Broxton: “Take risks”
Decompression is key: Don’t be afraid to take a break away from the music, social media, or whatever it is that may be causing you to lose touch with yourself. We’ve found that decompressing is super essential especially when you may be undergoing a lot of stress. As a part of our series about entrepreneurs who […]
Fabienne Raphaël: “Work for myself journey”
Just start — I was a perfectionist. I took forever because I thought I was not ready enough to get started. I waited so many months before selling something online! I’ve learned that it’s ok to get going and tweak along the way. You can’t get it perfect the first time. As a part of our series about […]
Chen Amit of Tipalti: “To develop resilience look for ways to learn from difficult experiences”
Look for ways to learn from difficult experiences. When you face a challenge in your career or personal life, instead of shutting down or becoming defensive, look at the situation as a positive experience that will help you learn and grow. In this interview series, we are exploring the subject of resilience among successful business leaders. […]
10 Tips for Working from Home
Working from Home can be hard at first. It doesn’t have to be. 1. Have an official “work space.” Not all of us can have a formal office, but that doesn’t mean we can’t have a small dedicated “space” to our work area. When I first started working from home in the past, I worked […]
Justin Baksh: “Know that there’s nothing wrong with you!”
Mindfulness is your best friend. I think that more of us, as human beings, fall closer to being and experiencing what HSPs might. So, stop and assess what’s going on with you daily. You can do this in the morning, in the evening, or even multiple times per day. Assess your physical, mental, and emotional […]
How I overcame ADHD to live life in HD
My ADHD was a weakness that has turned into a strength — an incredible amount of energy that can go into my passions.
School’s (Not) Out for The Summer
Just when we thought we were nearing a pause in distance learning for the summer, we are met with new news. In Minnesota, this week it was determined that schools will be allowed to hold summer classes, using distance learning or meeting in person with appropriate social distancing. Like much of recent news, responses across the board […]
“Manage your stress before it manages you” with Kami Day
Manage your stress before it manages you. As I continue this path of entrepreneurship I realize more and more how much stress affects my mind, body, and soul. As a part of my series about the women in wellness, I had the pleasure of interviewing Kami Day. From Kami’s home kitchen to commercial production that now […]
I’ve Been Shamed
I’ve been shamed for wearing a mask. Okay, people haven’t called me out, on the street, “Hey you! You’re a loser. You’re afraid!!!” But, when I scroll through my feed on Instagram or Facebook, I see too many posts accusing people who choose to wear masks of doing it because we’re afraid. And, for me, […]
Katrina Love Senn: “Emotional sensitivity”
Self-esteem: Do activities that make you feel good about yourself. Transform your inner critic by changing your internal stories, narrative and inner dialogue. Befriend your inner critic and become your own best friend! Change negative self-talk into a supportive, kind and empowering voice. Consider doing courageous things that will empower and embolden you such as […]
Trevor Neilson of i(x) investments: People need to get rid of the old, silly idea that capitalism must be amoral — or immoral — to produce returns
People need to get rid of the old, silly idea that capitalism must be amoral — or immoral — to produce returns. That has never been true and yet many on Wall Street believe it. Ihad the pleasure of interviewing Trevor Neilson, Co-Founder and CEO i(x) investments. Trevor is co-founder and CEO of i(x) investments, […]
Big Ideas: “How to grow corals cheaper, better, faster and stronger”, With Sam Teicher of Coral Vita
Coral reefs sustain 25% of marine life and the livelihoods of up to one billion people in nearly 100 countries and territories. Conservatively, they generate $30B through tourism, fisheries, and coastal protection and are the source of compounds found in many life-saving medicines. But we’ve lost half the world’s reefs since the 1970s, and are […]
Jenna Monaco: “Boundaries are your best friend”
Being a Highly Sensitive Person can be a blessing, not a curse. You may find that you tend to know someone’s intentions before the rest of the group or be able to say just the right thing to someone at the right time. Perhaps you knew that you needed to do something, see someone, etc. […]
“Why true healing is a journey that begins by looking within”, with Susy Markoe Schieffelin
In a culture where we are taught to look for love, validation, and answers outside of ourselves, I see so many people who are anxious, depressed, and addicted. People reach for alcohol, drugs, food, sex, technology — you name it — to help them relax, quiet their minds, and ultimately escape from the discomfort of the […]
Musk's SpaceX set for debut astronaut mission, renewing NASA's crewed launch program
Ending the US space agency's nine-year hiatus in human spaceflight.
What does it mean to thrive?
By the end of this article, I believe you may have greater clarity on what your priorities are and how you can become more powerful and happier than ever before. As a life coach, I meet so many people who have never even contemplated what an incredible life would look like. My job is to […]
EUR/USD Price Analysis: Upside momentum fades below 1.1000
EUR/USD retreats from 1.0996 to currently around 1.0972, down on 0.09% a day, during Wednesday’s Asian session. The pair’s recent pullback takes clues
Fed could adopt yield curve control
A report by Bloomberg's Liz McCormick and Craig Torres says the US Federal Reserve (Fed) may implement yield-curve control to cap yields on government
USD/ZAR Price Analysis: Off two-month lows, Bullish RSI divergence on 4H
USD/ZAR pair is sidelined near 17.40 at press time, having hit a low of 17.32 on Tuesday. That was the lowest level since March 27. The pair could see
WTI strength fizzles around $34.00, API data eyed
WTI retraces from the highest since March 11 while taking rounds to $33.90 during the initial Asian session on Wednesday. While optimism surrounding a
Novel stimulation pattern helps relieve chronic pain
The vagus nerve plays an important role in our body. It consists of various fibres, some of which connect to the internal organs, but the vagus nerve can also be found in the ear. It is of great importance for various body functions, including the perception of pain.
Dana-Farber nurse-scientists receive more than $1.3 million for two research projects
Nurse-scientists from the Phyllis F. Cantor Center for Research in Nursing and Patient Care Services at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute received more than $1.3 million dollars in funding for two separate research projects.
Minuscule tracking devices give unprecedented peek into how cells change with time
For the first time, scientists have introduced minuscule tracking devices directly into the interior of mammalian cells, giving an unprecedented peek into the processes that govern the beginning of development.
Stricter advertising regulations needed to prevent, reduce childhood obesity
Spain ranks fifth among European countries for childhood obesity. Sugar-sweetened beverages and soft drinks are consumed by 81% of Spanish children weekly.
The eye initiates an immune response in the lens after injury
The lens of the eye is an unusual organ. Unlike most of the body's organs, blood vessels don't reach the lens. If they did, they'd obscure our vision and we wouldn't be able to see.
GP's notes could provide vital clues to help manage COVID-19 crisis
GP's notes currently unavailable to medical researchers could provide clues to help manage major health crises - like COVID-19.
New technique offers high-resolution 3D view inside tumors
Malignant tumors consume nutrients and oxygen faster than healthy cells. To do so, they recruit blood vessels in their environment. Depending on tumor type and genetic profile, there are differences on how tumors look internally.
Are DJ Bravo, VCB spent forces?
Dwayne Bravo has been out of international cricket for a while and when he returned most recently for the West Indies, he looked rusty. With the 2020 T20 World Cup under threat of not being played, th...
Dr Ralph Gonsalves gives proposed Windies tour of England his blessing
Prime Minister of St Vincent and the Grenadines Dr Ralph Gonsalves has given the proposed West Indies tour of England in July his blessing once Cricket West Indies can establish that the players repre...
Coronavirus: ICC denies T20 World Cup postponement reports
The International Cricket Council (ICC) has denied reports that the Men's T20 World Cup in Australia...
On this day in sport: Messi secures treble as Lomu makes his mark
Lionel Messi delivered a moment of history for Barcelona on this day in 2009, as Manchester United l...
Hong Kong police stamp out national anthem law protests
Hong Kong police cast a dragnet around the financial hub's legislature on Wednesday, firing pepper-ball rounds and arresting hundreds as they stamped down on protests against a bill banning insults to China's national anthem.
Kane, Son and Bergwijn all fit again, Mourinho confirms
Harry Kane, Son Heung-min and Steven Bergwijn will all be available for selection when the Premier L...
Flower believes Sri Lanka can bloom at T20 World Cup
Grant Flower believes Sri Lanka possess the "flair" to be contenders to win a Twenty20 World Cup tha...
Coronavirus: Premier League clubs approve return to contact training
Premier League clubs have unanimously agreed to resume contact training in groups. The British gove...
BREAKING NEWS: Premier League clubs approve return to contact training
Premier League clubs have unanimously agreed to resume contact training in groups.
LaLiga would have ended if Real Madrid were top, says former Barcelona president
Former Barcelona president Joan Gaspart claimed LaLiga would have been cancelled if Real Madrid were...
Coronavirus: Aston Villa coach Dean Smith's father dies
Aston Villa head coach Dean Smith's father Ron has died after contracting coronavirus, the Premier L...
Coronavirus: Messi says resuming season will be 'like starting from scratch'
Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi said resuming the 2019-20 LaLiga season will feel like "starting fr...
'Angry' Cristiano Ronaldo experience inspired Bruno Guimaraes
Cristiano Ronaldo's anger in defeat provided a lesson for Bruno Guimaraes, even if the Lyon midfield...
Juventus' attitude despite 'super champion' Ronaldo concerns Di Livio
Former Juventus star Angelo Di Livio has been concerned by the absence of the Bianconeri's usual "un...
Coronavirus: Messi admits 'huge disappointment' over Copa America
Lionel Messi said he had been "extremely excited" to compete in the 2020 Copa America and the decisi...
Coronavirus: It's the season spoiled by the pandemic, not the year Liverpool were best – Deeney
Watford captain Troy Deeney believes the integrity of the Premier League season is "already gone" an...
Napoli could lose Koulibaly without Champions League – Dossena
Napoli could be forced to sell Kalidou Koulibaly if they do not qualify for the Champions League, An...
Asensio ready for LaLiga run-in after knee injury
Marco Asensio feels "very good" after recovering from a knee injury as he prepares to play his part ...
Can you guess who are the most pressured athletes in the World?
Just an observation. Is too much expected of the children of athletes? Michael Jordan’s sons both followed in his footsteps but neither managed to become basketball legends like their dad. Jeffery Jor...
Mourinho: Tottenham will not spend rivers of money
Jose Mourinho predicted a delayed opening of the transfer window for Premier League clubs and expect...
'There is no release' - Modern India pace attacks remind Bishop of fearsome Windies line-up
Former Windies bowler turned commentator Ian Bishop has heaped high praise on the current India pace attack, drawing comparisons to the relentless West Indies bowling units of the 1970s and 80s. With...
Coronavirus: LaLiga gets green light for Monday and Friday matches this season
The Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) has told LaLiga it will permit matches being played on ...
Joe Biden hires voting rights director, contrasting Trump's move to hinder mail-in ballots
The Biden campaign hired a senior staffer to aid in voter protection issues as the debate over absentee ballots comes to a head.
Release of more declassified Russia investigation documents hinges on Ratcliffe
The continued release of Russia investigation documents is now in the hands of President Trump's new spy chief.
WHO praises China for 'very consistent message' of 'openness' in virus investigation
A top World Health Organization official offered praise for China’s “openness” during its effort to understand how the coronavirus pandemic began.
Tom Homan to urge Trump to challenge New York law criminalizing cooperation with federal immigration authorities
Former Immigration and Customs Enforcement acting Director Tom Homan plans to lobby President Trump to have the Justice Department challenge a New York law making it a felony for law enforcement to assist federal immigration authorities.
Trump claims Twitter is 'interfering in the 2020 presidential election' by fact-checking tweets
President Trump fired back at Twitter after it appended a fact-checking label to two of his tweets in which he claimed mail-in ballots will lead to voter fraud.
Karnataka schools slated to re-open from July 1
However there is no concrete decision that has been taken and the final decision is expected to be out in a day or two. Sources from the department said that the same was communicated to the Chief Minister.
Bengaluru Containment Zones: At least 20 zones in city are no longer in the red
At least 20 places in Bengaluru, which were identified as “containment zones” to curb the spread of Coronavirus in the neighbourhood, have been freed from all restrictions over the last month, as zero Covid-19 positive cases were detected here over the period.
Reach for the sun
Here’s how to make sure you’re getting enough Vitamin D, which is key to recovery from Covid-19 Known as the sunshine vitamin because it’s made in our skin in response to sunlight, Vitamin D plays a k.
Home is where the accidents are
Surgeons are seeing almost 15 to 20 cases in a month as compared to just 1-2 freak accident cases previously While road traffic accidents drastically dropped during lockdown period, there was a spike .
Simians get a helping hand
Animals on streets have been starving in tourist spots due to the lockdown As part of the tour to the scenic sites, tourists normally feed monkeys on the way.
Enter only if you test -ve
State Govt decides to do away with compulsory institutional quarantine from June 1 and allow only the uninfected to come in In an effort to prevent people with Covid-19 from entering the State, the go.
Curfew no bar for encroachers in Kalyan Nagar
Residents say in the night, a compound wall is being constructed on a CA site that houses 100-yr-old memorial Seems like the lockdown has come as a cover for the activities of encroachers to flourish .
‘Complete syllabus with online classes’
Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa has directed the Higher Education Department to complete the syllabus by conducting online classes.
Woman gang-raped by two men, but her ordeal doesn’t end there
A 27-year-old woman from Jharkhand was gang-raped by two men inside the labour shed in a factory in Kumbalgodu, where she was working.
A passage to Karnataka
If you want to go trekking, a safe option would be to go on guided trekking tours offered by the forest department. Guided tours mean that safe destinations will be chosen and there will be a cap on the number of visitors and physical distancing rules will be followed
Drivers on leave, commuters wait
Passengers were seen waiting for hours to board BMTC buses With about 6000 bus drivers and conductors yet to report to duty, there’s a severe shortage of manpower in the Bangalore Metropolitan Transpo.
Galvez calls for probe on blast in Maguindanao
Presidential Peace Adviser Carlito G. Galvez Jr. on Tuesday called for an investigation of the explosion in Barangay Kitango, Datu Saudi Ampatuan, Maguindanao, that killed two children and wounded several others on May 24.
Pinoys among 8 sailors freed from kidnappers
Lagos, Nigeria—Eight foreign crew members kidnapped from a Singapore-owned container ship off Benin's coast in April have been freed and are undergoing medical checks, the Nigerian navy said on Monday.
Unemployment insurance in Filipino workers’ future?
"For now, Filipino workers rendered jobless by COVID-19 have to settle for Social Amelioration Program payments." The recently concluded contest for the position of Democratic Party candidate in this year’s US Presidential election was largely fought, as far as the leading candidates were concerned, along ideological lines. Two of the candidates – Sen. Bernie Sanders and Sen. Elizabeth Warren – pitched ‘progressive’ (read: socialistic) ideas to the Democratic faithful, while another candidate, former Vice-President Joe Biden, stayed, safely, left of center. Sanders and Warren advocated Federal government intervention in, among other things, the health care and education sectors via subsidies and grants. Biden moved very cautiously in that direction.
Heroes in distress
"This is the least we can do for our displaced and repatriated workers." As many as 300,000 overseas Filipino workers face uncertainty this year, with the COVID-19 pandemic causing them to lose their jobs and forcing a homecoming under the least ideal of circumstances.
Lockdown worth it, say four Duterte men
"Strict lockdown measures have succeeded in flattening the increase of COVID-19 cases." Four cabinet members, Presidential Legal Counsel Sal Panelo, Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez, Trade and Industry Secretary Ramon Lopez, and Labor Secretary Silvestro Bello, reacted to my May 13 column, “Now, it’s modified,” in which I said “the strictest lockdown in Asia has produced the worst wrong results.”
Time to say goodbye
"Sub-alterns, precisely because they are alter ego, must know when to take the sword for the leader." There was a time when tenors and sopranos were unknown to the ordinary man, and only the so-called “cognoscenti” appreciated them. That was probably because they sang in Italian mostly, and the music, but for those whose lyrics were translated in English and made popular by Hollywood cinema and recording artists, were too high-brow.
Letter from the edge
"When you're weary, wary and worn" Crisis, whether personal or societal, has a way of bringing out the best and the worst in people.
Korean superstar Hyun Bin, new face of Smart Communications
CLOY fans, hold your breath. Smart Communications is brewing something big for you. And by big means, it’s something that will blow your mind. In a Twitter post by Smart Communications promoting a clip with caption “The Captain is coming. Watch out for the big RiVeal,” the telco's chairman and CEO
No new positive COVID-19 case in Goa
No new positive COVID-19 case in Goa: No new positive case of coronavirus has been reported in Goa, said Directorate of Health Services (DHS) on Tuesday.. Get all latest entertainment & viral stories on english.lokmat.com
Cheating in exams like pandemic, can ruin society: Delhi HC
Cheating in exams like pandemic, can ruin society: Delhi HC: The Delhi High Court, while dismissing a petition filed by Delhi University student allegedly caught cheating during the examination, .... Get all latest entertainment & viral stories on english.lokmat.com
League says players should expect daily COVID-19 testing if play resumes
NEW YORK — National Hockey League (NHL) players can expect daily COVID-19 testing if a proposed 24-team playoff competition is able to go forward this year, league officials said.
Reports: Players balk at MLB's pay-cut proposal
Major League Baseball presented its players union with a revised economic plan for the yet-to-start 2020 season on Tuesday, proposing a sliding-scale of pay cuts, with the top-paid stars due to take the biggest hits.
China reports 1 new mainland COVID-19 cases vs 7 a day earlier
SHANGHAI — China reported 1 new confirmed coronavirus case in the mainland as of end-May 26, up from 7 a day earlier, the National Health Commission reported.
Mice on Acid
In the bowels of an animal research facility at Oxford University, mice are stirring in cages. Half of them have been given an injection…
Young and Healthy and Waiting to Get Cancer
I’m young and perfectly healthy, but I’m waiting for the day when I finally get sick. While many of us are locked down in our…
No Country for Old People
Sweden did not set out to kill thousands of its older citizens. Nor did any country as COVID-19 swept across the globe. But Sweden’s…
Tribeca Film Institute Winds Down Operations, Will Close Completely in September
Tribeca leaders left open the possibility that TFI could rise again.
Meet unc0ver, the new jailbreak that pops shell—and much more—on any iPhone
Tool released over the weekend makes it a snap to remove restrictions built into iOS.
14.75 Lakh Migrants Register As UP Plans To Employ Them In Industrial Units
With 25 lakh people returning to Uttar Pradesh during the coronavirus lockdown, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Tuesday directed officials to complete the skill-mapping of migrant labourers in 15 days and get a survey conducted to employ them in MSMEs and industrial units, officials said.
US military reportedly making plans for Trump that include a complete Afghanistan withdrawal before the next election, Business Insider - Business Insider Singapore
Business Insider - Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham, an ardent Trump supporter, cautioned that an abrupt withdrawal would be "horrendous.". Read more at businessinsider.sg
MLB salary proposal: Explaining the controversial pay cuts owners want players to accept
As MLB tries to figure out a return to action, owners are asking a lot of players.
Trump accuses Twitter of 'interfering in the 2020 Presidential Election' after it fact-checked his false tweets about voting by mail, Business Insider - Business Insider Singapore
Business Insider - Earlier in the day, Twitter added links to two of Trump's tweets prompting users to "get the facts" about mail-in ballots.. Read more at businessinsider.sg
Coronavirus has been 'virtually eliminated' from streets of Ireland, leading doctors says
CORONAVIRUS has been “virtually eliminated” from Ireland’s streets according to a top doctor. Ireland reported no new deaths from coronavirus for