Medics in Madrid Go on Strike to Demand Better Pay and Working Conditions Amid Pandemic – Photos

Health workers have launched a strike in Madrid calling for better salaries and working conditions amid the coronavirus pandemic. According to Sheila Justo, president of the young doctors branch of the Association of Doctors and Higher Graduates of Madrid, health workers have been unsuccessfully attempting to draw the attention of the Ministry of Health of … Continue reading “Medics in Madrid Go on Strike to Demand Better Pay and Working Conditions Amid Pandemic – Photos”

Fresh Del Monte Produce E-Commerce Store: A Convenient Grocery Shopping Destination ‘at the click of a button!”

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 13 July 2020, (AETOSWire) : As of April 2020, Fresh Del Monte Produce in the Middle East and North Africa (“MENA”) got closer to consumers, catering to their needs via a convenient, easy, and user-friendly e-commerce store, granting them access to the wide variety of Del Monte® fresh, healthy products ‘at the … Continue reading “Fresh Del Monte Produce E-Commerce Store: A Convenient Grocery Shopping Destination ‘at the click of a button!””

Protests in Belgrade Waning, Coronavirus Can Be Defeated, Serbian President Says

“We don’t need pointless gatherings, tonight there aren’t even 500 people, which means that there will be less infection, last night there were about 1,000 of them [protesters]”, Vucic said on RTV Pink on Sunday night. The president stressed that if the Serbian people behaved in a disciplined way they would be able to defeat … Continue reading “Protests in Belgrade Waning, Coronavirus Can Be Defeated, Serbian President Says”

Vladimir Putin Reveals in What Cases He May Turn a Blind Eye to Criticism

In an interview with the Russian TV channel Rossiya 1 on Sunday, President Vladimir Putin focused, in particular, on how he reacts to critical, sometimes harsh remarks, toward him. “There are always people who think differently, and it seems to them that they have better solutions than those proposed by the current authorities, including the … Continue reading “Vladimir Putin Reveals in What Cases He May Turn a Blind Eye to Criticism”

Air Defence Systems Repel Militant Drone Attacks on Hmeimim Airbase, Russian Military Says

“Illegal armed groups in the Idlib de-escalation zone continue to make attempts at attacking Russia’s Khmeimim airbase using drones. On 11 July at around 22:30 [19:30 GMT], Russian air defence systems identified drones that were approaching the Khmeimim airbase from the northeast. Two drones that were being used by militants were destroyed at a distance … Continue reading “Air Defence Systems Repel Militant Drone Attacks on Hmeimim Airbase, Russian Military Says”

Exit Poll Predicts Narrow Victory for Polish Incumbent Duda in Presidential Election Runoff

The incumbent Polish president, Andrzej Duda, is set to emerge victorious in an election runoff, narrowly beating out Civic Platform challenger Rafal Trzaskowski, an exit poll conducted by Ipsos revealed on Sunday. The second round of the Polish presidential election took place earlier in the day, and the exit poll showed Duda, an ally of … Continue reading “Exit Poll Predicts Narrow Victory for Polish Incumbent Duda in Presidential Election Runoff”

‘I Don’t Understand Your Tastes’: Chinese Blogger Makes Top-6 List of Unusual Russian Food

A Chinese blogger has listed the most unusual Russian foods and dishes. At the start of the list is quite a simple dish – vareniki, or dumplings. They are made of dough in which you put savoury (meat, potato, cheese, mushrooms) or sweet (fruit) fillings. Посмотреть эту публикацию в Instagram Публикация от ВЕГЕТАРИАНСТВО 🌱 Саморазвитие … Continue reading “‘I Don’t Understand Your Tastes’: Chinese Blogger Makes Top-6 List of Unusual Russian Food”

“Woah Hang On, Does Ending Racism Mean I Have To Watch What I Say About Travellers?”

ONE LOCAL man is kicking himself after realising the potential unintended consequences of his vocal social media-based support of Irish minorities and people of colour around the world. “You’re not serious, though, are you?” questioned Eoin Coggens (25) when he was upbraided by a friend for the continuous and casually vitriolic references to the Travelling… … Continue reading ““Woah Hang On, Does Ending Racism Mean I Have To Watch What I Say About Travellers?””

Rising Sons, by James Thompson

It is a commonplace of school reunions that ex-pupils make a furtive reckoning as to which of them has Done Well. Comparisons are odious, but all too human. How has it gone for you? Naturally, the actuarial odds are against personal success, since success, by definition, must be that which stands out from the crowd,…

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Campaign Workers Just Ratified A Union Contract

New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s campaign staff have just reached a deal to unionize with the Campaign Workers Guild, ratifying a two-year contract that includes overtime pay above 40 hours per week (which is virtually unheard of on campaigns), unlimited sick leave, and language protecting immigrant and transgender workers. As part of the contract, Ocasio-Cortez … Continue reading “Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Campaign Workers Just Ratified A Union Contract”

Rutte wants to continue as PM but still uncertain; Relaxing Covid rules was “terrifying”

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said he was leaning towards running for his fourth term as the leader of the Netherlands, but that he had not fully made up his mind. Speaking on television program Op1 over the weekend, Rutte said he found it “terrifying” to initially relax the coronavirus measures, adding that he was … Continue reading “Rutte wants to continue as PM but still uncertain; Relaxing Covid rules was “terrifying””

Jam-packed Red Light District giving residents new angst

Residents in Amsterdam expressed shock and concern when confronted with an overcrowded city center over the weekend. De Wallen, home to the city’s Red Light District, was extremely busy, neighbors told broadcaster AT5. “I am quite anxious here in Amsterdam, but I am not wearing my mask because nobody does that here,” a Belgian woman … Continue reading “Jam-packed Red Light District giving residents new angst”

ISRO Launches Free 5-Day Online Course, With Award Completion Certificates

If you have signed up for any of the free online courses offered by ISRO, here is another from their stables. There are limited seats for a 5-day course on ‘Remote Sensing Applications in Agricultural Water Management’, provided through the Indian Institute of Remote Sensing. What will you learn? Concepts and fundamentals of agricultural water … Continue reading “ISRO Launches Free 5-Day Online Course, With Award Completion Certificates”

Masks compulsory on public transport and new restaurant restrictions as Hong Kong enacts strict new Covid-19 measures

Hong Kong is to introduce tighter gathering restrictions and will make face masks compulsory on public transport following a fresh outbreak of local coronavirus infections. Hong Kong Chief Exec. Carrie Lam is meeting the press.HKFP_Live: Chief Exec. Carrie Lam is meeting the press as #HongKong sees a resurgence in #Covid19 cases. [English interpretation]Posted by Hong … Continue reading “Masks compulsory on public transport and new restaurant restrictions as Hong Kong enacts strict new Covid-19 measures”

US Tourists To Be Quarantined In Carrolls Gift Shop For 2 Weeks

AFTER being pressured to halt flights from Covid-19 hotspot America, the Irish government has compromised by locking all incoming US tourists into a hermetically sealed Carrolls gift shop to quarantine, informing them ‘this is Ireland’ before sending them back home after 14 days. “Bless them, they don’t know the difference,” confirmed one Dept. of Tourism… … Continue reading “US Tourists To Be Quarantined In Carrolls Gift Shop For 2 Weeks”

‘Don’t Give Up’ Says IPS Officer Who Failed in 30 Exams Before Cracking UPSC

IPS Aditya has appeared for 30 competitive examinations like the state administrative services, All India Engineering Entrance Examination (AIEEE), Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (KVS), and banking exams in five years. Of these, he only cleared the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) Civil Services Examination (CSE), that too, in his fourth attempt! Despite a series of failures, … Continue reading “‘Don’t Give Up’ Says IPS Officer Who Failed in 30 Exams Before Cracking UPSC”

Nation Suffers PTSD Flashbacks After Serving Time In Jackie’s Army

A CRIPPLING bout of emotionally charged Post-Tournament Success Disorder flashbacks have been happily and enthusiastically reported by Ireland’s grizzled veterans of Jackie’s Army after the sad passing of their leader, WWN has learned. “It was an honour to serve 3 tours; Germany, Italy and the US, under Jackie” shared another vet, who still laughs at… … Continue reading “Nation Suffers PTSD Flashbacks After Serving Time In Jackie’s Army”

Home burglaries returning to normal levels after lockdown

The easing of coronavirus physical distancing measures brought a rise in home burglaries, data from the police and insurance companies showed. While burglaries at one point had fallen by over 60 percent by the midpoint of the “intelligent lockdown,” the number of home thefts was quickly approaching the same level as in 2019, reported newspaper … Continue reading “Home burglaries returning to normal levels after lockdown”

10 Critical Things You Need to Know About Itolizumab, Biocon’s New COVID-19 Drug

Biocon Limited, an Indian pharmaceutical company based in Bengaluru, has received the Drug Controller General of India’s (DCGI) approval to market ‘Itolizumab,’ a drug previously used to treat chronic plaque psoriasis, for restricted emergency use on COVID-19 patients with moderate to severe acute respiratory disease. When a person is infected with the coronavirus, it rapidly … Continue reading “10 Critical Things You Need to Know About Itolizumab, Biocon’s New COVID-19 Drug”

Taiwan welcomes US Department of State’s approval of missile servicing package

The recent approval by the U.S. Department of State of a proposed missile servicing package requested by the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office is sincerely welcomed by Taiwan’s government and people, the Presidential Office said July 10.   At an estimated cost of US$620 million, the package includes logistics support and technical services for … Continue reading “Taiwan welcomes US Department of State’s approval of missile servicing package”

Winners of 2020 Taipei Film Awards honored

The winners of 2020 Taipei Film Awards were honored July 11 in a glittering ceremony at Zhongshan Hall featuring industry luminaries and headlined by Minister of Culture Lee Yung-te.   Held as the closing event of the local government-organized Taipei Film Festival, the awards took on a special note as they were the first large-scale … Continue reading “Winners of 2020 Taipei Film Awards honored”

Tsai announces pay raise for Taiwan’s National Airborne Service Corps

President Tsai Ing-wen announced a pay raise for members of National Airborne Service Corps under the Ministry of the Interior July 10 in central Taiwan’s Taichung City, spotlighting the government’s commitment to fostering the recruitment and retention of aviation talents while strengthening the country’s disaster relief capabilities.   Pilots of the corps will receive a … Continue reading “Tsai announces pay raise for Taiwan’s National Airborne Service Corps”

Mask-up in Sustainable Style, While Supporting Amazing Artisans from Across India

With lockdown restrictions easing in most parts of the world, and our country, wearing a mask has become mandatory. It is almost the next indispensable fashion accessory. Facing the challenges posed by the pandemic and turning the crisis into an opportunity, individuals and Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) across India are stepping in to make … Continue reading “Mask-up in Sustainable Style, While Supporting Amazing Artisans from Across India”

Zindzi Mandela, daughter of Nelson Mandela, South Africa’s ambassador to Denmark dies at 59

London, July 13, 2020 (AltAfrica)-Zindzi Mandela, daughter of South African liberation hero Nelson Mandela and anti-apartheid activist Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, has died, according to officials. Zindzi Mandela, daughter of Nelson Mandela, South Africa’s ambassador to Denmark dies at 59 (SABC Image)The 59-year-old, whose mother was anti-apartheid activist Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, died in a Johannesburg hospital. State broadcaster … Continue reading “Zindzi Mandela, daughter of Nelson Mandela, South Africa’s ambassador to Denmark dies at 59”

Over 75,500 coronavirus tests completed last week; Infections on the rise

Municipal healthcare services in the Netherlands completed 75,547 coronavirus tests during the week ending July 12. The mucus swab tests are used to find active infections of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, the novel coronavirus which causes respiratory illness Covid-19. Exact numbers of positive results have not been revealed, but preliminary data from the RIVM and the … Continue reading “Over 75,500 coronavirus tests completed last week; Infections on the rise”

Beach pavilions cannot operate this winter but can stay standing: Minister

Beach pavilion owners will not be required to dismantle their buildings at the end of the season, like every other year, Interior Minister Kajsa Ollongren said in a letter to Parliament on Monday. The high cost of tearing down the buildings and reassembling them for next year’s season was likely to place many entrepreneurs in … Continue reading “Beach pavilions cannot operate this winter but can stay standing: Minister”

How to Grow Nutritious Microgreens At Home Using A Simple Kitchen Ingredient

Microgreens are the first true leaves produced from the seedling of a vegetable or herb. These tiny leaves are imitations of their mature counterparts and are packed with intense flavour and nutrition. “Simply put, microgreens are one of the initial stages of the plant’s growth, and are more nutritious than fully-grown vegetables,” says Swati Jain, … Continue reading “How to Grow Nutritious Microgreens At Home Using A Simple Kitchen Ingredient”

75 Years Ago: When Szilard Tried to Halt Dropping Atomic Bombs Over Japan

As this troubled summer rolls along, and the world begins to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the creation, and use, of the first atomic bombs, many special, or especially tragic, days will draw special attention.  They will include July 16 … The post 75 Years Ago: When Szilard Tried to Halt Dropping Atomic Bombs Over … Continue reading “75 Years Ago: When Szilard Tried to Halt Dropping Atomic Bombs Over Japan”

BREAKING: Coronavirus – Hong Kong records 52 new infections, sparking fears of resurgence

Hong Kong has recorded 52 new coronavirus infections in one of the highest daily jumps since the discovery of multiple community clusters. Health authorities on Monday said 11 of them were imported from overseas, 21 had epidemiological links with previous cases and 20 had unknown sources. Photo: May James/HKFP.The fresh round of local infections has … Continue reading “BREAKING: Coronavirus – Hong Kong records 52 new infections, sparking fears of resurgence”

Fifty Shades of Greywater: How You Can Collect and Reuse Wastewater from your Washing Machine

The water from your washing machine, shower and bathroom sinks, or the lightly used wastewater flowing out of your home can be reused in a multitude of ways. Unlike the contaminated ‘black water’ from your toilet and kitchen sink, greywater is easier to purify. It is also loaded with nutrients that can feed your plants. … Continue reading “Fifty Shades of Greywater: How You Can Collect and Reuse Wastewater from your Washing Machine”

As the Arctic Burns, Trump Bailouts Fossil Fuel Industry with Billions

The Arctic is once again on fire. And the extremely warm temperatures in the region — and concurrent wildfires — are another urgent reminder that we need to divest from fossil fuels as soon as possible. They are a pressing … The post As the Arctic Burns, Trump Bailouts Fossil Fuel Industry with Billions appeared … Continue reading “As the Arctic Burns, Trump Bailouts Fossil Fuel Industry with Billions”

EU summit to reboot India’s world outlook

India-EU virtual summit will take place on July 15, 2020 under the shadows of the cataclysmic Covid-19 pandemic. One of the enduring urban legends in modern times is the quip attributed to Henry Kissinger, ‘Who do I call if I want to call Europe?’ Kissinger disowned it subsequently, but the myth lingers on. Europe is … Continue reading “EU summit to reboot India’s world outlook”

Search continues for German girl missing off Ameland coast

Authorities were set Monday morning to renew search efforts for a missing 14-year-old swimmer who found herself in trouble off the coast of Ameland on Saturday night. The young German girl was watching the late sunset with her sister and her father when the three began fighting against a rough North Sea current at about … Continue reading “Search continues for German girl missing off Ameland coast”

Hong Kong’s Carrie Lam says education is ‘politicised,’ blames media for ‘negative, smearing’ coverage

Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam has said the city’s education has become “politicised” as “negative” coverage of China and “smearing” of the government by the media are reflected in schools. Lam criticised the press at an education summit co-organised by the state-owned Wen Wei Po newspaper and the pro-Beijing Hong Kong Federation of Education … Continue reading “Hong Kong’s Carrie Lam says education is ‘politicised,’ blames media for ‘negative, smearing’ coverage”

Manila Pride protester fights back and narrates ordeal inside police detention

Defiant Pride protesters inside a Manila police station. Photo from Facebook page of Altermidya – People’s Alternative Media Network, used with permission. On June 26, a Pride protest was organized in Manila in the Philippines to protest the passage of an anti-terror bill and the government’s response to the COVID-19 crisis. The police arrested 20 … Continue reading “Manila Pride protester fights back and narrates ordeal inside police detention”