INEC yet to distribute voters card days to Anambra guber: YIAGA

An independent election observer group, Yiaga Africa, has expressed worries that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is yet to commence the distribution of Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) to new registrants ahead of the governorship election in Anambra. Cynthia Mbamalu, Director of Programmes, Yiaga Africa, expressed the concern during their fourth Watching the Vote (WTV),…

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Taylor Swift Helps Induct Carole King, Sings ‘Will You Love Me Tomorrow’ at Rock Hall Ceremony

She also saluted King for “navigating the politics of an era that didn’t make space for a female genius. Slowly but surely Carole King worked to create one, and it will be hers forever.” After thanking Swift “for carrying the torch forward” and calling her “like my professional granddaughter,” King paid tribute to Goffin and…

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Mali: With Crisis Deepening in Mali, UN Top Envoy Says ‘All Is Not Lost’

The UN Special Representative for Mali told the Security Council on Friday that despite collective efforts, “the reality is that the security situation has deteriorated and the crisis is deepening”, across the northwest African nation. “However, all is not lost”, El-Ghassim Wane cautioned. He highlighted the Council’s visit to the country last week and the…

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Ruiz Returns To Jovenville

Andy Ruiz has rejoined creative agency Jovenville, LLC as the new creative director. In this role, he will work closely with founder Joven Orozco and oversee the agency’s creative direction and strategy. Los Angeles-Long Beach, CA (1888PressRelease) October 30, 2021 – Andy Ruiz has rejoined creative agency Jovenville, LLC as the new creative director. In…

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Niger: Digital Press Briefing with U.S. Representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield

Digital press briefing with U.S. Representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield. Ambassador Thomas-Greenfield discussed her trip to Mali, Niger, and Gabon. Listen to or download the audio file here . Moderator:  Good afternoon to everyone from the U.S. Department of State’s Africa Regional Media Hub.  I would like to welcome our participants from across…

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Somehow Adolf Hitler Has Received a Covid Vaccine Passport in the EU

Photo: JOEL SAGET/AFP (Getty Images)The former supreme leader of 1940s Germany would appear to be alive and well, if the European Union’s digital vaccination certificate program is to be believed. Actually, he’s doing better than “well”—he’s been vaccinated for covid-19. Yeah, no, Hitler is still dead—don’t worry. But it would appear that someone has gotten…

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How the Grammys Upgraded Its Voting System for the 2022 Awards

Through the voting portal, the Academy has increased the personalization of each user’s ballot. Voters can customize their ballot by clicking on the fields in which they choose to vote. That way, they can easily see and browse through the categories that are most relevant to them.  Voters’ ballots now offer a search box to find the field, artist or category they are interested…

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Morgan Wallen to Headline 3 Shows at Kentucky Arena As WME Confirms It No Longer Books Him

The dates have been added piecemeal as Wallen continues to deal with the fallout of this publication posting a video of the country star saying a racial slur in February, including not being allowed to perform or attend Nov. 10’s CMA Awards. Consequences also included his booking agency, WME, dropping the artist. As previously reported by Deadline, even…

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5-Day Brain Stimulation Treatment Highly Effective Against Depression, Stanford Researchers Find

A magnetic resonance imaging machine. MRI scans are used to customize the brain stimulation to the patient.Photo: Alain Jocard/AFP (Getty Images)Stanford researchers think they’ve devised an effective and quick-acting way to treat difficult cases of depression, by improving on an already approved form of brain stimulation. In a new trial published this week, the researchers…

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Jerry Cantrell Talks Lightening the Load & Covering Elton John on ‘Brighten’: ‘It’s Not Just All F–king Monochrome’

After Degradation Trip — which was dedicated to Alice in Chains frontman Layne Staley, who died of an overdose at age 34 two months before its release — Cantrell refocused on his main band. Alice in Chains delivered its fourth album, Black Gives Way to Blue, in 2009, followed by 2013’s The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here…

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Africa: New Act-Accelerator Strategy Calls for U.S.$ 23.4 Billion to Solve Inequities in Access to Covid-19 Vaccines, Tests & Treatments

New ACT-Accelerator strategic plan sets out urgent actions to address crucial gaps in access to COVID-19 tests, treatments, vaccines and personal protective equipment in low- and middle-income countries, using the latest epidemiological, supply and market information. Delivering this plan is crucial to reaching globally agreed targets for COVID-19 tools, to help prevent at least 5…

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Novak Djokovic teams up with Daniil Medvedev to prepare for Paris Masters; see pics

Last Updated: 29th October, 2021 14:33 IST Daniil Medvedev is the current defending champion at Paris Masters. Medvedev won the title in 2020 after defeating Germany’s Alexander Zverev. Image: DaniilMedwed/Twitter Serbian tennis star Novak Djokovic is all set to play in the Paris Masters event that is scheduled to take place in November. Djokovic is currently…

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Relentless ‘Facebook Papers’ Leaks Will Continue Until Morale Improves

In this image from video, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies during a House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Thursday, March 25, 2021.Photo: House Energy and Commerce Committee (AP)You’ve likely seen the deluge of damning news stories about Facebook everywhere this past week. Those came thanks to Facebook whistleblower Frances…

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Nigerians agree that Osinbajo is sanest vice president ever: Pastor Kure

Kaduna-based preacher Emmanuel Kure has described Vice President Yemi Osinbajo as “sanest” the country has ever seen. “Whether Christians or Muslims or traditional worshipers, they all agree with me that you are the sanest vice president we have ever seen,’’ Mr Kure, the founder of ThroneRoom Ministry, Kafanchan, said. The preacher appreciated the vice-president for…

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Miley Cyrus, Foo Fighters, Strokes to Headline 2022 Lollapalooza Argentina, Brazil

The ninth go-round for Lolla Brazil will also feature many of the same acts, as well as Caribou, Pabllo Vittar, Ashnikko, JXDN, Alexisonfire, Alessia Cara, Black Pumas, Goldfish, Gloria Groove, Cat Dealers, Rashid, DJonga and more. Last year, both editions of the pioneering festival were postponed due to concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic. The scotched…

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See the Best 2021 Halloween Costumes From Megan Thee Stallion, Billie Eilish & More

Halloween season 2021 is here, and artists from all over have been putting on their best costumes in celebration of the spookiest time of the year. From homages to classic movie characters and beloved musicians to portraying of-the-moment TV show characters, artists and musicians have been extremely creative with their looks — and they’ve clearly…

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Nigeria: No Record Nigeria’s Senate Minority Leader Said Chadians Behind Attacks Attributed to Biafran Separatists

A post circulating on Facebook in Nigeria claims that unknown gunmen operating in the east of the country are from Chad. The comment is attributed to Nigeria’s senate minority leader, Enyinnaya Abaribe. “Unknown gunmen operating the east are from Chad not IPOB,” reads the post which was shared on a public group that has more…

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Boxing World C’ships: Narender Berwal, Rohit Mor Enter Last-16 With Facile Win

Indian boxers Narender Berwal (+92kg) and Rohit Mor (57kg) stormed into the pre-quarterfinals of the AIBA Men’s World Championships after out-classing and intimidating their opponents in lop-sided second-round contests here on Thursday.While Berwal stopped Sierra Leone’s Mohamed Kendeh, Mor proved too good for Bosnia and Herzegovina’s Alen Rahimic, winning 5-0.Berwal thoroughly dominated his imposing rival,…

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Australian Soccer Star Josh Cavallo Reveals He’s Gay In Emotional Video

Soccer Star Josh Cavallo Footballer Reveals He’s Gay … In Emotional Video 10/27/2021 6:58 AM PT @AdelaideUnited/Twitter Soccer star Josh Cavallo — who played for Australia’s national U-20 team — has announced he’s gay … saying in an emotional video he’s tired of trying to live a “double life.” “It’s exhausting,” the 21-year-old said of…

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Universal Music Posts Double-Digit Revenue Growth in First Quarter Since Going Public

Recorded music generated 1.711 billion euros ($2.018 billion) in revenue — up 15.5% from 1.481 billion euros in 2020’s third quarter. Music publishing hit 363 million euros ($428.05 million) — up 19.8% increase from 303 million euros ($349.4 million) in 2020’s third quarter. Merchandise and other revenue, which was probably hit hardest by the pandemic, meanwhile brought…

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Sudan: Sudan Coup

Khartoum/Omdurman/Wad Madani/Port Sudan — Large protests entered their second day after Sudan witnessed a coup at dawn yesterday when the Sudanese military arrested Prime Minister Abdallah Hamdok and other civilian members of the government, announced a state of emergency, disbanded the Transitional Sovereignty council, and effectively seized power. According to the latest estimates, at least…

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Grupo Firme Is Just the Third Act to Hit the Billboard Hot 100 With a Regional Mexican Song

Gera MX and Christian Nodal’s “Botella Tras Botella” took the first honor as it debuted and peaked at No. 60 on the chart dated May 8. Five months later, 17-year-old Ivan Cornejo trailed with the No. 61-peaking “Está Dañada” (chart dated Oct. 23). Grupo Firme is the latest beneficiary: As previously mentioned, “Ya Supérame (En…

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Cleo Smith disappearance: Police search girl’s family home for a third time but say her parents aren’t suspects

WorldUpdated27 Oct, 2021 07:50 AM4 minutes to readThe parents of the missing 4-year-old have made a plea for her return. Video / Seven NetworkWest Australian Police have searched the home of missing 4-year-old Cleo Smith for a third time, but say her parents are not suspects in her mysterious disappearance.Acting Police Commissioner Col Blanch said…

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Biden Labels Youngkin ‘Acolyte’ of Trump at Virginia Rally

President Joe Biden campaigns for Democratic candidate Terry McAuliffe at a rally in Arlington, Va., October 26, 2021. (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters) President Biden portrayed Republican Virginia gubernatorial candidate Glenn Youngkin as an “acolyte” of former President Trump at a rally in Arlington, Va. on Tuesday, a week before the general election. Biden spoke at a campaign…

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Commerce Resources Corp. Triples Land Position of Blue River Tantalum Project

Commerce Resources Corp. (TSXv: CCE) (FSE: D7H) (“Commerce”) announces that it has acquired, by staking, an additional 79 mineral claims adjacent to the east of Commerce’s Blue River Project in eastern British Columbia. The property now measures approximately 25 km east-west, by about 20 km north-south and encompasses about 500 km2. The claims were acquired…

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New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern announces sweeping COVID vaccine mandate for businesses

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced Tuesday a COVID-19 vaccine mandate for businesses, as the government pushes to reach a nationwide 90% vaccination target. Why it matters: Under the new COVID-19 Protection Framework, businesses must require vaccine certificates from customers if they’re in close contact with them. Ardern said at a briefing Tuesday that…

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J. Cole Celebrates His Beloved Catalog During Intimate L.A. SiriusXM & Pandora Show

“One time for my L.A. sisters, one time for my L.A. h–s,” J. Cole’s voice rumbled during his performance of “No Role Modelz” in the intimate 500-capacity Roxy Theater in West Hollywood, Calif., on Saturday night. But the Fayetteville, N.C., rapper did it two times for his L.A. fans last week, as Saturday’s performance, which was part…

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Fans Choose Swedish House Mafia & The Weeknd’s ‘Moth to a Flame’ as This Week’s Favorite New Music

“Moth to a Flame” brings pop superstar The Weeknd into Swedish House Mafia’s dance revival; the trio is back together after several years apart and looking forward to an upcoming tour that includes a performance at Coachella. “When we came back together again, it was like we had to rediscover what this was,” the group’s Steve…

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T-Mobile Delays Shutdown of Sprint’s 3G Network and Throws Shade at Partners

Photo: John MacDougall / AFP (Getty Images)T-Mobile is delaying its planned January shutdown of Sprint’s legacy 3G network, or CDMA network, because it claims some of its partners “haven’t followed through on their responsibility” to transition their customers to new networks. In a recent passive aggressive news release, spotted by the Verge, T-Mobile said it was…

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Uganda: Environment Watchdogs Slam Arrest of Ugandan Activists Protesting Total Oil Project

Environmental watchdogs Saturday condemned the arrest of six Ugandan rights campaigners as a coordinated effort to silence critics of a contested energy project involving French oil giant Total. The activists from AFIEGO, the country’s highest-profile environmental defenders group, were detained without charge at a police station outside Kampala on Friday, the organisation said in a…

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J. Cole Reveals His ‘Vision’ During The Off-Season LA Tour Stop With 21 Savage, Ari Lennox & More

The audience was ecstatic when J. Cole finally hit the stage around 10 p.m. local time. The Grammy-winner made an NBA-starting-lineup-style grand entrance, with cameras following him from the locker room backstage as he made his way through the arena sporting a Los Angeles Lakers-inspired “Dreamer” jersey. On the stage, complete with flashing lights and…

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Here’s Where Genre-Bending Albums From Lil Nas X, Halsey, Miley Cyrus & More Landed for 2022 Grammys

Grammy voters have until Nov. 5 to make their choices. Even before first-round voting for the 64th annual Grammy Awards opened on Friday (Oct. 22), we knew that some albums wouldn’t be in the expected genre categories. Kacey Musgraves’ star-crossed was moved from best country album to best pop vocal album, while Bo Burnham’s Inside…

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Watch SEVENTEEN Talk ‘Growth’ on ‘Attacca’ EP & Getting CARATs Involved in Their Music: Video Interview

SEVENTEEN returned Friday (Oct. 22) with their ninth EP Attacca, and in a new interview with Billboard News’ Tetris Kelly, the group is opening up about their quick comeback after Your Choice, the album’s message of love, and getting CARATs involved in the music-making process. The 13-member K-pop group is spoiling fans with new music,…

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Tanzania: 750bn/

THE construction of health centers at three hamlets has kicked off here in Rukwa region, it has been learnt. The projects execution was made possible after allocation of 750m/- by the Sixth Phase Administration to Rukwa region. Rukwa Regional commissioner (RC) Mr Joseph Mkirikiti disclosed that while addressing the media held here yesterday, saying the…

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for King & Country, CeCe Winans, We the Kingdom, KB & Jason Ingram Among GMA Dove Awards Winners

Natalie Grant and Jonathan McReynolds served as affable co-hosts for the evening; this marked McReynolds’ first time co-hosting the event, while Grant previously hosted in 2007. We the Kingdom gave the first performance of the evening, bringing the churning folk-rock of “God So Loved” to the stage and welcoming international children’s choir His Little Feet.…

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Follow live: Astros look to close out Red Sox, advance to World Series

BOSHOUHittersH-ABABRHRBIBBK#PAVGOBPSLG J. Altuve 2B0-440000113.125.214.375Today’s at BatsFull Player Profile1st: Altuve grounded out to second.3rd: Altuve flied out to center.5th: Altuve struck out swinging.7th: Altuve flied out to center. M. Brantley LF1-440100013.269.269.308Today’s at BatsFull Player Profile1st: Brantley popped out to second.3rd: Brantley flied out to right.5th: Brantley grounded into fielder’s choice to first, Maldonado out at second.8th:…

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Strict epidemic controls applied to cold-chain foods imported for CIIE

THE strictest epidemic prevention measures are being applied to imported cold-chain foods to be exhibited at the fourth China International Import Expo to keep COVID-19 and food contamination risks at bay. The first vehicle carrying imported cold-chain food exhibits for this year’s CIIE reached a refrigerated warehouse close to Pudong International Airport yesterday morning. “In…

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Manitoba invites 459 PNP candidates

Published on October 22nd, 2021 at 10:54am EDT Manitoba held a new round of invitations on October 21. The Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) invited a total of 459 immigration candidates across three Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs). The results are as follows: Skilled Workers in Manitoba — 388 invitations with a minimum score of 375; Skilled…

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Libya: Libyan Stability Conference

Tripoli — The minister of Foreign Affairs and National Community Abroad, Ramtane Lamamra, held discussions Thursday, in Tripoli, with Libya’s Prime Minister-designate Abdul Hamid Mohamed Dbeibah, the vice-president of the Libyan Presidential Council, Mussa Al-Kuni, and his counterpart, Najla Al-Mangoush, during which he stressed Algeria’s support to ” Libyan Stability Initiative.” “I had rich discussions…

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Rapper Big30 Signs with N-Less and Bread Gang Entertainment in Partnership with Interscope

The 21-year-old’s debut solo mixtape, King of Killbranch reached No. 13 on the Billboard 200 chart upon its September release, and included features from Yo Gotti, Future, Lil Durk, Moneybagg Yo, Pooh Shiesty, Quavo and Offset, some of whom served as mentors for the up-and-coming artist. “Gotti always tell a n—a chase the dream, chasing the dream…

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Africa: Sub-Saharan Africa

Sub-Saharan Africa is projected to grow by 3.7 percent in 2021 and 3.8 percent in 2022 – a welcome but relatively modest recovery, suggesting that divergence with the rest of the world will persist over the medium term. The crisis has highlighted key disparities in resilience between countries in sub-Saharan Africa and has also exacerbated…

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What’s the Future of Regional Mexican? Lupillo Rivera, Sergio Lizárraga & Jimmy Humilde Discuss in New ‘Cultura Clash’

The three guests also went on to talk about the name of the genre “regional Mexican,” which to some, could sound limiting as the genre continues to grow beyond Mexico and the U.S. For Humilde, the name should reflect the genre’s evolved sound and newfound global appeal. “They should change the name We aren’t ‘regional,’…

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The Candy Corn Has Been Hacked

Photo: Wikicommons/Evan AmosJust in time for Halloween, a ransomware gang has targeted Ferrara Candy—the massive confectionary responsible for producing Brach’s well-known candy corn—the most OG of holiday treats. Ferrara, which is based in Chicago, is responsible for 85 percent of the candy corn production in the country during the Halloween season—and reportedly churns out approximately…

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