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Texas and Other States Reopen as Covid Cases Fall

As coronavirus cases fall, states are rescinding mask mandates and reopening businesses and schools, prompting people to emerge after months of isolation despite uncertainty about the pandemic’s future. Texas said Tuesday that it was lifting its mask requirement and would allow businesses to fully reopen, the most expansive step by any state to re..

California Border Crash Kills at Least 13

A truck slammed into an S.U.V. crowded with 25 people in an agricultural region where migrant smuggling is common. A tractor-trailer slammed into the side of an S.U.V. on a Holtville, Calif., highway Tuesday. Area hospital officials said that more than a dozen people are dead as a result of the collision.Bing Guan/ReutersLOS ANGELES — At least 13 p..

Cornel West Is in a Fight With Harvard, Again

The popular professor, who left Harvard in 2002 after a dispute with its president, says he may leave again if the university does not grant him tenure. When Cornel West’s Harvard position came up for review recently, Dr. West said he believed his long career as a public intellectual and his past tenure at Princeton, Yale and Harvard itself qualifi..

Piers Morgan calls for joggers on high streets to be BANNED...

ITV’s Good Morning Britain has attempted to guilt runners into masking up, hosting a professor who called joggers a hazard for dog-walking old ladies as host Piers Morgan groused they spoiled his strolls. It wasn’t well-received. “The puffing and panting jogger” is a public menace, Oxford University professor Trish Greenhalgh warned the audience i..

British holiday camp firm blacklisted Irish families based on their names,...

The operator of a chain of holiday camps in the UK has admitted it racially discriminated against Irish guests by trying to exclude Travellers or Gypsies from using their facilities, and kept a blacklist of Irish family names. Pontins, which operates six holiday parks in England and Wales, admitted it engaged in a series of practices that discrimi..

Hunt for unidentified person infected with Brazilian Covid-19 strain narrowed to...

British Health Secretary Matt Hancock has announced that the search for an unidentified person infected with the Brazilian variant of the Covid-19 virus has been slimmed down to 379 households in one part of England. Six infections of this specific strain were discovered recently by health officials, with three in England and three in Scotland, ac..

Russian Court Gives Circassian Activist Suspended Sentence On Drug Charge Considered...

A Russian court has given the leader of an ethnic Circassian civic organization a three-year suspended sentence on narcotics charges, in a case human rights groups consider politically motivated. Martin Kochesoko, the leader of the Khabze nongovernmental organization in the Republic of Kabardino-Balkaria, was also given one year of probation, the M..

Last Soviet Leader Gorbachev Turns 90

Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev turned 90 on March 2, receiving greetings from the world leaders as well as the Kremlin. Gorbachev is considered one of the greatest reformers of the 20th century. After taking over the Soviet leadership in 1985, Gorbachev introduced his reform policies known as "glasnost" (openness) and "perestroika" (restr..

Isolation And Sleep Deprivation: Life In Prison Where Navalny Is Allegedly...

A former inmate of the prison where Russian opposition leader Aleksei Navalny is believed to have been transferred told Current Time that he was subjected to isolation, sleep deprivation, and bullying during his incarceration. A former manager of the Yukos oil company, Vladimir Pereverzin, said he expected Navalny to suffer the same treatment. Let..

The US-China Trade War Is Still Happening

AdvertisementYes, the US-China trade war is still happening. Donald Trump began his presidency by investigating unfair trade practices in China, and then slapping 25 percent tariffs on the Asian nation. Four years later, those tariffs remain. Even after the Phase One trade deal (meant to be the first in a series of deals) was signed in January 2020..

Chinese Vaccines Sweep Much of the World, Despite Concerns

AdvertisementThe plane laden with vaccines had just rolled to a stop at Santiago’s airport in late January, and Chile’s president, Sebastián Piñera, was beaming. “Today,” he said, “is a day of joy, emotion and hope.” The source of that hope: China – a country that Chile and dozens of other nations are depending on to help rescue them from the COVID..

China Punishes Australia as Proxy for the West

As China's ban on coal imports from Australia drags on, questions are rising about whether Beijing's political punishment of a major trading partner is worth the cost. China has struggled with power shortages since the start of the winter heating season due to unusually cold weather, which strained coal supplies. The crunch has been com..

Other world news

Nigeria: Covid-19 – Nine Things to Know About Oxford/Astrazeneca Vaccine Arriving...

Nigeria is one of 92 countries that will receive the free Oxford/Astrazeneca vaccines through COVAX. Nigeria will on Tuesday receive the first batch of the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccines through COVAX, the global sharing programme designed to make vaccine access more equal. Because it is cheap - costs less than two bottles of beer - easy to make and store, AstraZeneca is regarded the most suitable for developing countries like Nigeria. According ..

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In interaction with Mr. Kapil Agarwal, Joint Managing Director, UFO Moviez

The film industry of India was among the first ones to face the brunt of the pandemic and the lockdowns. And even though the cinema halls are now open for screening of films, business has not yet returned to normal. Speaking with DSIJ, Kapil Agarwal, Joint Managing Director, UFO Moviez, is, however, optimistic that the revenue stream will return to..

‘Wild Dog’ to hit theaters on April 2: Nagarjuna shares excitement...

Akkineni Nagarjuna has officially confirmed that his upcoming film ‘Wild Dog’ will hit the worldwide theaters on April 2. Speaking at the press meet which took place on Monday, the 61-year-old actor revealed that initially, they have struck a deal with OTT giant Netflix but backed off at the last minute for a theatrical release. Citing the examples..

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‘Mistreated, violated’: Fury at Britney doco

Aussies have reacted with anger as a confronting documentary detailing the struggles faced by one of the world’s biggest stars has aired. A confronting documentary detailing the legal framework used to control the finances and everyday life of Britney Spears is finally airing in Australia. Framing Britney Spears charts the intense public scrutiny the young star faced as she rose to fame, and charts her public breakdown in 2007. Aussie fans have ..

Aussie star ‘going to snap’ over question

Australian actor Rose Byrne has revealed the question about her home country that she’s sick and tired of being asked by her American fans. Rose Byrne has revealed the question she’s sick and tired of being asked. The Hollywood actor said she’s “going to snap” if she keeps being hit with questions about Aussie wildlife by her American fans. “People are just fascinated with the Australian outback and the wildlife, and the dangerous animals,” she s..

Sports

With Gladbach’s Rose set for Dortmund, this Borussia battle has extra...

Mar 1, 2021Borussia Monchengladbach have gone from being the Borussia in the Bundesliga with momentum to the one struggling for confidence. ESPN's German football commentator Derek Rae explains why the confirmed summer switch of coach Marco Rose to the other Borussia, Dortmund, has ushered in a host of problems. It was little more than a month..

Technology

Engine shutdown led to failed Falcon 9 booster landing

WASHINGTON — A Falcon 9 first stage failed to land after a launch last month because one of its engines shut down during flight after hot gas breached a worn-out cover. During a NASA press conference March 1 about the upcoming Crew-2 commercial crew flight, Benji Reed, senior director for human spaceflight programs at SpaceX, said that while the booster used on that Feb. 15 launch was making its sixth flight, some components on it were “life lea..

The technology kick-starting small businesses in 2021

This is advertorial content by AcerIn the course of just one year, the business landscape has changed drastically. The COVID-19 pandemic transformed the way we work, ushering companies into a new era of remote teams and digital connectivity. Ready or not, businesses had to become more agile and flexible than ever before, empowering their workforces to operate anywhere. Flexible, remote working has become the new norm for businesses in light of th..
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