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Sahara speedsters: Niger hosts major camel race
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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Tuesday sparked concern in the country's oil patch and hope among green advocates when he named two men with strong environmental records to lead his government's fight against climate change. Steven Guilbeault was named environment and climate change minister as part of a major Cabinet shuffle following September's vote, which handed Trudeau a third victory since 2015, albeit with a minority in the House of Commons. Jonathan Wilkinson, who spent two decades in the green tech sector and then served as predecessor to Guilbeault for two years, took over as minister of natural resources.
Anil Jhingan will take over as president and MD of Discovery in Asia Pacific. He will be based in London and report directly to JB Perrette, president and CEO of Discovery streaming and international activities. The current regional head Simon Robinson is stepping away from the APAC business to lead integration planning activities in connection […]
Bottled-water tycoon Zhong Shanshan has become China's wealthiest person, according to an annual ranking released Wednesday, as a government campaign to rein in the super-rich took a big bite out of the fortunes of perennial front-runners like Alibaba co-founder Jack Ma.
In a last-ditch attempt to restart talks with North Korea before his term ends next year, South Korean President Moon Jae-in is calling for a declaration that could eventually end a state of war that has technically lasted since the 1950s. South Korea and a U.S.-led U.N. force are technically still at war with North Korea since the 1950-1953 Korean War ended in an armistice rather than a peace treaty, and Seoul sees an "end of war declaration" as a way to build trust, restart stalled denuclearisation talks, and eventually secure a lasting peace agreement. Such a declaration is seen as a less politically fraught issue than other points of contention, such as North Korea's nuclear weapons.
Lanzhou’s four million residents were subject to mass testing for COVID-19 in China’s Gansu province on October 26, as the city was placed under lockdown in response to an outbreak of coronavirus.Residents were urged not to leave their homes except for purchasing essential goods and medical treatment a post from the city’s Propaganda Department said.Health authorities reported 50 new cases in China on October 27, with 3 of them in Lanzhou bringing the city’s total to 42 cases.This video shows residents at the Lanzhou City College of Gansu lining up to be tested in the city’s third round of testing during the outbreak. Credit: u/7277040658 via Storyful
A nor’easter barreled up the U.S. coast Tuesday, and forecasters warned it could bring flooding, hurricane-force wind gusts and widespread power outages to New England. The worst of the storm was expected to lash the region late Tuesday through Wednesday morning. Wind gusts as high as 75 mph were forecast on Cape Cod, with sustained winds as high as 45 mph. The National Weather Service warned that waves off the Massachusetts coast could reach 19 feet.
Two U.S. senators have urged President Joe Biden to waive sanctions against India over its purchase of Russia's S-400 air defence system, saying such a punitive measure would endanger growing cooperation. India signed a $5.5 billion deal with Russia in 2018 for five of the surface-to-air missile systems for defence against long-time adversary Pakistan and China, with which it is locked in a standoff on their disputed border. But the proposed transfer has caused friction with the United States, which passed a law in 2017 under which any country engaged with Russia's defence and intelligence sectors could face sanctions.
CEBU schools will be among the beneficiaries of a P120 million electrification project using solar energy.This, after the National Electrification Administration (NEA) announced Tuesday, October 26, 2021,
The Miss Universe Competition will hold its 70th edition in Israel on Dec. 12, the Miss Universe Organization, the Israeli Ministry of Tourism and the city of Eilat announced today (Oct. 26). In a competition first, United Arab Emirates will participate in the pageant, and Morocco returns for the first time in 40 years. Israel […]
Jan Oliver Lucks, the New Zealand-based director of “There Is No I in Threesome,” has signed with U.S. talent agency ICM Partners for representation in all areas. The controversial film about an open relationship premiered on WarnerMedia’s HBO Max streaming service earlier this year and was the first New Zealand movie to do so. “Threesome” […]
A father in Baldoyle, Dublin, dropped his kids to school, by bike, dressed as a skeleton in the run up to Halloween.Alan Downey recorded video of him hauling his kids on a cargo bike all dressed up for Halloween. The 360 camera captured a toy skeleton sitting in the cargo opposite one of his children.“Last cycle to school before Halloween break is always a bit of spooky fun,” Downey wrote in a Twitter post that featured his Halloween ride with his kids.Downey told Storyful that he cycles his children to school every day and he decorates the bike every Halloween. Credit: Alan Downey via Storyful
Plastic Omnium reported on Wednesday a drop of more than 14% in its third-quarter sales as the French car parts maker reduces costs to blunt the blow of customers' cuts in output over component shortages. The chip shortage has seen major carmakers worldwide - still recovering from coronavirus disruptions - cut or even suspend their production, eating into demand for auto parts. "We are significantly sharpening our focus on cost reduction and cash generation," Chief Executive Officer Laurent Favre said in a statement, citing an "exceptionally volatile market" due to the ongoing shortages in semiconductor chips.
China’s overseer of offshore bonds has swung into action, promising easier access to foreign exchange to enable the borrowers of overseas debt to fulfil their obligations, as a string of missed payments turns the final quarter of 2021 into another record period of defaults. In a meeting with several of the biggest offshore bond issuers,the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) said it would smooth the way to meet borrowers’ “reasonable needs” in debt swaps, registering dollar bonds a
Protecting the Beijing Winter Olympics from the coronavirus is the "biggest challenge", organisers said Wednesday, as millions of people in China were under stay-at-home orders to contain small outbreaks 100 days before the Games.
Vietnam on Wednesday started to vaccinate children as part of an effort to reopen schools after more than half a year of closures due to COVID-19. About 1,500 teenagers between 16 and 17 years old in Ho Chi Minh City in southern Vietnam were among the first to receive jabs before the inoculation program is rolled out nationwide in November, the health ministry said on its website. During the first phase, Vietnam has only approved the Pfizer vaccine for children.
Indigenous Ecuadorans said they will protest for a second day Wednesday over soaring fuel prices, as the country grapples with a state of emergency and an ailing economy.
STOCKHOLM (Reuters) -Swedish mobile phone directory and caller identification service Truecaller reported a 129% rise in quarterly revenue in its first earnings report as a public company. Revenue rose to 312.8 million Swedish crowns ($36.48 million) from 136.5 million crowns a year earlier while monthly active users rose 20% from a year earlier to around 292 million. "All the investments we have done on the tech side in regards to an ad tech platform, Truecaller for business and subscriptions are showing results for us," CEO Alan Mamedi said in an interview.
The Arizona Cardinals have won their last five games by at least a touchdown, covering all five spreads. Can they keep the streak going?
President Joe Biden and China’s Premier Li Keqiang will join an annual summit of 18 Asia-Pacific nations by video Wednesday in a region where the world powers have dueled over trade, Taiwan, democracy, human rights and Beijing’s increasingly assertive actions in disputed territories. Russian President Vladimir Putin will also speak at the East Asia Summit, a wide-ranging forum on political, security and economic issues organized by the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations. The World Health Organization is expected to brief the leaders on the pandemic, which has set back the economies of the 18 countries representing more than half of the world’s population and accounting for over 60% of global GDP.