India monitoring pharma exports to China amid COVID surge

Dec 31 (Reuters) – India’s Ministry of Commerce has been asked to monitor exports of medicinal products and equipment to China to ensure domestic availability for any COVID-19 surges, according to a source familiar with the matter.India’s Health Minister, Mansukh Mandaviya, asked pharma companies and senior government officials to review availability of medicines, and monitor

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James Cameron Is Just Fine With Only Making Avatar Movies Going Forward

Director James Cameron and actress Sigourney Weaver attend the premiere of Avatar: The Way of Water on December 09, 2022 in Seoul, South Korea.Photo: Chung Sung-Jun (Getty Images)James Cameron has been everywhere lately, promoting Avatar: The Way of Water—now his latest billion-dollar blockbuster. But if you aren’t completely tired of hearing him deliver headline-grabbing soundbites

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Ariel Pink & Winston Marshall Unveil Politically Charged Collaboration ’Rudolph’s Laptop’

The conservative duo joined Tucker Carlson Tonight this week to promote their new collaboration. Ariel Pink performs in concert during day 4 of the Primavera Sound Festival on June 2, 2018 in Barcelona, Spain. Xavi Torrent/WireImage Ariel Pink and former Mumford & Sons member Winston Marshall have teamed up for a political new collaboration titled

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Barbara Walters, Trailblazing Broadcast Journalist, Dies at 93

Barbara Walters, the glass-ceiling-shattering newswoman whose intimate television interviews with celebrities and world figures blended show business and journalism and induced many a tear, has died. She was 93. Explore Explore See latest videos, charts and news See latest videos, charts and news Walters’ death was announced Friday night by ABC News on its World News Tonight With

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Queen’s Brian May and Sade Producer Robin Millar Knighted in U.K. New Year Honours List

Queen guitarist Brian May and record producer Robin Millar top the list of music industry professionals recognized in the King’s 2023 New Year Honours List, an annual tradition celebrating the achievements and service of exceptional individuals from across the United Kingdom. Brian May, who co-founded British rock band Queen in 1970 and continues to tour

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Pelé: Death of the King

Football legend Pelé has passed away at the age of 82. Viewed by many as the planet’s finest footballer, Edson Arantes do Nascimento, known to the world as Pelé, adored the game and the game adored him back. Wherever he went, thousands of fans would follow, hoping to catch a glimpse of the three-time World

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Jewish Federation of L.A.’s Billboard Campaign to Fight Antisemitism

L.A.’s Jewish Federation Stop Antisemitism with Billboards 12/29/2022 12:20 AM PT this publication.com The Jewish Federation of L.A. is fighting antisemitism with billboards all over the city … and the org.’s CCO believes it can help thwart the proliferation of hate. Rob Goldenberg joined us on “this publication Live,” telling us all about his org.’s new campaign

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Western Sahara: President Brahim Ghali Receives Algerian Multidisciplinary Medical Mission

Shahid Al-Hafed — The President of the Republic, the Secretary-General of the Polisario Front, Mr. Brahim Ghali, received yesterday, members of the multi-disciplinary Algerian medical mission that had been carrying out its work in the Sahrawi hospitals for a whole week. The meeting, which took place at the headquarters of the Presidency of the Republic

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Amid mass delays and cancellations, Sunwing suspends operations out of Saskatoon, Regina until Feb. 3

The airline announced it will offer full refunds to affected customers within 30 days. Sunwing Airlines will cancel its operations from Saskatoon and Regina effective immediately, up to and including Feb. 3, 2023, “due to extenuating circumstances,” the company announced on Twitter. Photo by Paul Chiasson /The Canadian Press Sunwing Airlines will cancel its operations

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Western Sahara: National Secretariat Holds Its Last Ordinary Session Before the 16th Congress of the Polisario Front

Shahid Al-Hafed — The President of the Republic, Secretary General of the Polisario Front, Mr. Brahim Ghali, chaired today, the last ordinary session of the National Secretariat, before the holding of the 16th congress of the Polisario Front, in which national and international issues will be discussed. In his opening speech, President Brahim Ghali explained

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An Asteroid Is Passing Earth Today, so Scientists Are Shooting It With Radio Waves

The HAARP facility’s antenna array includes 180 antennas spread across 33 acres.Photo: HAARPA group of researchers is attempting to bounce radio signals off a 500-foot-wide asteroid during its close flyby of Earth on Tuesday.The High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program (HAARP) is aiming its antennas at asteroid 2010 XC15, a space rock that’s categorized as

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West Virginia Man Charged with Federal Civil Rights Offenses for Sexual Assault of Two Victims

PressReleasePoint Free Press Release Distribution Website Justice Department Secures Landmark Agreement with City and Police Department Ending Crime-Free Rental Housing Program in Hesperia, California&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbspLenovo Receives Several ESG Awards, Recognizing the Companys Commitment to Corporate Governance and Sustainability&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbspChina Mobile and ZTE complete single-carrier 400G pilot tests in existing network&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbspIntermap Announces Its Second Contract to Enable Urban

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The Last of Us’ Showrunner Unsure Whether the Game Is the Greatest Story of Its Medium or Just Silly Pixels

Screenshot: HBO“Will [adaption X] break the video game curse?” is a debate as cyclical and pointless in entertainment criticism as “Are video games art?” is in games media, but Last of Us showrunner Craig Mazin is intent on blending the two together to make his press tour as insufferable as possible.Speaking to the New Yorker—in

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USA: Florida Seminoles add contemporary twist to traditional art

The Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Seminole Indian Museum is hosting a contemporary traditional art exhibition. The museum located inside a reservation in Florida, USA, features pieces including items of clothing and sweetgrass baskets inspired by Seminole culture. Mixed media artist Wilson Bowers has painting featured: “There’s a lot of inspiration from within the community that, you know, they

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MIT Technology Review Arabia announces winners of Innovators Under 35 MENA

LONDON: Sky’s pay-TV service could be braced for annual losses of about $181 million in advertising revenue owing to proposals to allow Britain’s major free-to-air broadcasters to run as much advertising as rivals are permitted. Ofcom, the UK’s communications regulator, announced that it is revising rules that prevent public service broadcasters ITV, Channel 4, and

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Fishermen held in Somalia by Al-Shabab repatriated to Iran

Fourteen Iranian fishermen held in Somalia by the radical Islamist group Al-Shabab, some for eight years, have returned home, local media reported on Sunday. The fishermen had been abducted in international waters near Somalia and were released after “lengthy negotiations” involving “Iranian government officials and Somali tribal leaders,” the ISNA news agency reported. They were

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James Cameron Cut ‘Avatar 2’ Gun Violence to Avoid ‘Fetizishing’ Firearms

Director James Cameron has admitted to cutting around 10 minutes of gun violence from his latest blockbuster film Avatar: The Way of Water, expressing hope that the move would help avoid the so-called fetishization of firearms.  In an interview with Esquire Middle East, Cameron revealed the film would’ve run 10 minutes longer than its already over three-hour

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South Africa: Shell Determined to Pursue Seismic Exploration Ambitions Off South Africa’s Wild Coast

Oil giant is appealing cancellation of permit to explore for oil in the ecologically rich waters. On the southern coast of Africa, local community groups and environmental activists have been celebrating a significant legal victory over a major oil player. In September a South African court prohibited Shell’s controversial plan to conduct seismic exploration for

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Climate change can be beaten – why some scientists are hopeful

Can our planet recover from climate change? Commissioning Editor, Kofoworola Belo-Osagie, asked scientists to share the reasons they believe there is hope.Jennifer Fitchett, Associate Professor of Physical Geography, School of Geography, Archaeology and Environmental Studies, University of the Witwatersrand, South AfricaPeople are starting to notice the weather and climate, and to understand climate change better

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EFF pays a visit to the Maselspoort Resort after alleged racial incident where two black boys were attacked by white men

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Sudan: Eastern Sudan’s Adarob Faction of the Beja Nazirs Council Refuses Invitation to Join Upcoming Negotiations

Port Sudan / Khartoum — The High Council of Beja Nazirs and Independent Chieftains faction led by Ibrahim Adarob told Radio Dabanga that it was invited by the Trilateral Mechanism to participate in the upcoming Final Agreement negotiations but refused after not being included in the previous stages. AU-IGAD-UN representatives met with a delegation from

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Teresa Giudice Didn’t Reunite With Melissa Gorga For Holidays, Family Feud Still On

‘RHONJ’ Star Teresa Giudice Family Feud With Gorgas Rages On … No Holiday Reunion 12/26/2022 12:50 AM PT Teresa Giudice didn’t open presents and won’t be watching the ball drop with her brother Joe Gorga and sister-in-law, Melissa … because the famous family members are still beefing. Sources with direct knowledge tell this publication … Joe

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Sudan: FFC Denies Setting Specific Date Target for Final Agreement As Negotiations Take Longer

Khartoum / Omdurman — Shehab Ibrahim, spokesperson for the mainstream Forces for Freedom and Change-Change-Central Council (FFC-CC), denied the FFC set any date for signing the Final Agreement with the military junta and admitted that a two-week period is not sufficient to resolve the five outstanding issues. The agreement between an alliance of civilian parties

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Valsoft Strengthens Workforce Management Portfolio with Acquisition of Netherlands-based MONACO B.V.

MONTREAL, QC / ACCESSWIRE / December 23, 2022 / Valsoft Corporation Inc. (“Valsoft”), a Canadian leader in the acquisition and operation of vertical market software businesses, is pleased to announce the acquisition of MONACO B.V. (“MONACO”), a Netherlands workforce management software company based in Breda, Netherlands. MONACO offers a wide range of solutions for but

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Sudan: FFC Says Not All Groups Are Entitled to Sign Sudan’ Framework Agreement, Sparking Criticism

Khartoum — The Forces for Freedom and Change-Central Council (FFC-CC) maintained that only certain parties are entitled to sign the Framework Agreement and that it refuses to “flood the political process” with parties that are not interested in democracy. Rebel leader Malik Agar called the agreement “exclusionary and weak” and Wajdi Saleh said that it

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Kenya: Baby Sagini’s Tormentors to Remain in Custody Pending January Trial for Attempted Murder

Kisii — Three individuals charged with attempted murder in Baby Sagini’s case will be remanded at Kisii Prisons awaiting their trial in January. Three suspects were arraigned and charged Friday morning at the Kisii Law Courts for attempted murder before Senior Resident Magistrate Christine Ogweno. Maina Ochogo, Pacifica Nyakerario and Rael Nyakerario – cousin, grandmother

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South Africa: Police Recover Stolen Military Explosives, Equipment

The South African Police Service (SAPS) Head Office Organised Crime Investigations Unit, has recovered military explosive devices and equipment in Benoni, Gauteng. SAPS spokesperson Athlenda Mathe said Thursday’s haul came after police followed up on information that the explosives were allegedly going to be delivered to illegal miners in Snake Road. “The team immediately operationalised

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UN says ‘further efforts’ needed in Central African Republic (CAR)

UN Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, Jean-Pierre Lacroix, says that there has been a ‘ relative, but not insignificant’ improvement in the security climate of the Central African Republic, (CAR). Lacroix said this Wednesday during an official visit to Bangui, the capital of the CAR. “As far as constitutional developments are concerned, I think what is

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Ronky Tonk, Race & Radio: Country Music Looked to the Future With One Eye on the Past in 2022

From its very infancy, one of the attractions of country music has been its respect for the past. Many of the genre’s early pioneers, including Jimmie Rodgers and The Carter Family, made their mark by leaning on so-called “old-fashioned songs,” nostalgic material drawn from a simpler time, before the mass migration to the city, before

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Jan. 6 committee’s final report finds Trump was ‘central cause’ of attack on U.S. Capitol

The House Jan. 6 committee’s final report asserts that Donald Trump criminally engaged in a “multi-part conspiracy” to overturn the lawful results of the 2020 presidential election and failed to act to stop his supporters from attacking the U.S. Capitol, concluding an extraordinary 18-month investigation into the former president and the violent insurrection almost two

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The Witcher Will Be Giving Henry Cavill a Suitably Epic Send-Off in Season 3

Photo: Susie Allnut/NetflixThe Witcher season three will arrive on Netflix next year—a bittersweet binge for Henry Cavill fans, since it’ll be the last time he’ll play Geralt of Rivia before Liam Hemsworth steps into the role (Superman something something, Warhammer something something). But fret not: the departing star will be getting a worthy farewell.“Henry has

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New York’s New Warehouse Worker Law Sets It Sights on Amazon’s Dystopian ‘Time Off Task’ Productivity Metric

Photo: Scott Olson (Getty Images)Amazon warehouse workers in New York may finally have some legal reprieve from the company’s alleged soul crushing AI-assisted productive quotas. Those quotas were partly responsible for harrowing accounts of Amazon workers last year admitting they felt pressured to pee in bottles to avoid performance penalties. On Wednesday, New York Governor

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Rory Kramer, Justin Bieber’s Photographer, Mourns Loss of Son After Premature Birth: ‘How Fragile Life Is’

Born at 21 weeks, baby Daniel Kramer lived for just 52 minutes in the hospital. Justin Bieber performs onstage for the 2020 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on Nov. 22, 2020 in Los Angeles. Kevin Mazur/AMA2020/Getty Images for dcp Gone far too soon. Rory Kramer, Justin Bieber‘s longtime photographer and music video director, took

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Sydney Upholstery and Restoration Business Experiences Best Ever Quarter As Astute Customers Spend Their Money Wisely

Sydney NSW: Daylom & Vovo Upholstery, a family-owned and operated company that offers furniture upholstery and restoration services in the Greater Sydney region, is delighted to announce that they have recently experienced their best quarter ever. With worries about an impending worldwide recession and the importance of spending their money wisely, their customers are choosing

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Livestream: PM Express discusses Organised labour strike over debt exchange programme

Organised Labour has declared a strike action beginning December 27 over the debt exchange programme announced by the government.Although the labour unions have rejected the programme for fears of a haircut on their pension, the government has gone ahead to extend the deadline date for signing onto the programme to December 30.However, Organised Labour has

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