Covid-19




Russians grant Putin right to extend rule until 2036

Russians opened the door to Vladimir Putin staying in power until 2036 by voting overwhelmingly for constitutional changes that will allow him to run again for president twice, but critics said the o… [+2681 chars]... read more (RTE)



Total Produce says trading 'satisfactory' in H1

Fresh produce provider Total Produce has said that trading for the six months to the end of June has been "satisfactory".  In a trading update, Total Produce said that sales have been resilient desp… [+634 chars]... read more (RTE)



Intercontinental Exchange: Growing At A Reasonable Price

In a diversified portfolio, different classes of stock serve different purposes. For example, an investor may want to hold a certain portion of their portfolio in high-flyers that are more speculativ… [+4833 chars]... read more (Seeking Alpha)



News24.com | FEEL GOOD | 60 bakers, 1 mission - feeding grateful doctors, nurses on exhausting Covid shifts

  • In one Cape Town suburb, teams of five dozen bakers are waging war against Covid-19, armed with mixing bowls and oven gloves.
  • Every day, the teams roll out delicious assortments of ba… [+4852 chars]... read more (News24)



Ho Ching: “Temasek’s own annual reporting will be delayed from Jul till Sep”

Ho Ching announced on her Facebook page today (2 Jul) that Temasek Holdings would delay releasing its annual report until September, which is 2 months after the General Election (GE). It was slated t… [+3179 chars]... read more (Onlinecitizenasia.com)



Nigeria: New Highest Daily Figure of COVID-19 Cases Recorded

Nigeria on Wednesday recorded its new highest daily figure of confirmed COVID-19 cases, as 790 new infections were announced by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). With the latest update,… [+2987 chars]... read more (AllAfrica - Top Africa News)



Party host who knew they had coronavirus symptoms led to cluster of nine COVID-19 cases in NY

A troubling cluster of COVID-19 cases has been linked to a New York party host who knew they had coronavirus symptoms and threw a bash anyways, but attendees are refusing to work with health official… [+3337 chars]... read more (Daily Mail)



Texas sets another record for new daily coronavirus cases, with more than 8,000 new infections

Texas surpassed 8,000 new daily coronavirus cases on Wednesday, making it the state's all-time record for new cases over 24 hours.  The state reported 8,076 new cases, according to KTRK. Last week,… [+1364 chars]... read more (Business Insider)



Nigeria: FG Says Digital Switchover to Yield $1.1 Billion

The Digital Switchover (DSO) will fetch Nigeria $1.1 billion from the collection of TV licences and digital access fees, the information minister, Lai Mohammed, has said. He said the spectrum that w… [+3435 chars]... read more (AllAfrica - Top Africa News)



Lawmakers react to Pa. Supreme Court decision that rejects bid to end state's coronavirus shutdown

HARRISBURG, Pa. The Pennsylvania Supreme Court strikes down a vote by GOP lawmakers to end the states pandemic emergency declaration. The Republican-led General Assembly passed a resolution last mont… [+2140 chars]... read more (FOX43.com)



Nicola Sturgeon Slams Boris Johnson’s 'No Border Between England and Scotland' Remarks as 'Absurd'

In late June, Nicola Sturgeon said that she would consider quarantining tourists arriving in Scotland from any other part of the UK and that the Scottish governments coronavirus-related strategy was … [+2791 chars]... read more (Sputnik International)



Rwanda: Cricket Season to Start in September

Rwanda Cricket Association (RCA) has announced that the 2020 Cricket season will commence in September. The season was due to start in March, but RCA was forced to suspend it a week before kick-off … [+1793 chars]... read more (AllAfrica - Top Africa News)



Flying During the COVID Era?Here's What to Expect at San Jose International Airport

Mineta San Jose International Airport is making a number of subtle changes to keep travelers safe during the pandemic. Passengers interviewed Wednesday said it does not feel different at the airpor… [+1198 chars]... read more (NBC Bay Area)



Don't Panic!! Sail Your Business Amidst Coronavirus Pandemic

At the source of every error which is blamed on the computer you will find at least two human errors, including the error of blaming it on the computer.... read more (Slashdot.org)



Was Leicester's Covid surge down to more TESTING?

There is no obvious source for a recent rise in coronavirus cases in Leicester and the growing number of people found carrying the virus could partly be due to a 'growth in availability of testing' i… [+69172 chars]... read more (Daily Mail)



Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: Daily Roundup July 1, 2020 - FDA.gov

At the source of every error which is blamed on the computer you will find at least two human errors, including the error of blaming it on the computer.... read more (Slashdot.org)



Two in Five Fortune 500 Companies Choose Alibaba Cloud

HANGZHOU, China--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Alibaba Cloud, the digital technology and intelligence backbone of Alibaba Group, said today it has supported 38 percent of the Fortune 500 companies over the past f… [+8200 chars]... read more (Business Wire)



Merck Animal Health Completes Acquisition of U.S. Rights to SENTINEL® Brand of Combination Parasiticides for Companion Animals

MADISON, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Merck Animal Health, known as MSD Animal Health outside the United States and Canada, a division of Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, N.J., USA (NYSE:MRK), today anno… [+4459 chars]... read more (Business Wire)



Leicester Tigers confirm Tuilagi departure

REUTERS: Leicester Tigers have confirmed England centre Manu Tuilagi has left the Premiership club after opting not to sign a new contract on reduced terms in line with the league's revised salary ca… [+1439 chars]... read more (CNA)



Kenya: Reopening Schools Remains in Limbo Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

The Ministry of Education has once again cast uncertainty over the resumption of classes in the country. Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha said Kenya must flatten the Covid-19 pandemic curve… [+2718 chars]... read more (AllAfrica - Top Africa News)



Kenya: Kenya Sets New Record in Daily Coronavirus Cases

Kenya has recorded 307 Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours from 3,591 samples, bringing the tally to 6,673. Nairobi had the highest case-load with 154, Mombasa 38, Machakos 33 while Kiambu and Narok… [+1491 chars]... read more (AllAfrica - Top Africa News)



Kenya: Senators Beatrice Kwamboka and Mary Seneta Trade Blows

The election of vice chairperson of the Senate health committee has been suspended after two senators traded blows after a fallout. Nominated Senators Beatrice Kwamboka and Mary Seneta on Wednesday … [+3201 chars]... read more (AllAfrica - Top Africa News)



Kenya: It's Not Personal, Nakuru MCA Who Wants Kinyanjui Impeached Says

Analogically speaking, Naivasha East MCA Stanley Karanja, popularly known as "mwana wa single mother" (son of a single mother), shoots straight from the hip. He readily states that he the a son of a… [+4922 chars]... read more (AllAfrica - Top Africa News)



Resigned: David Clark bows to inevitability

This story was originally published on RNZ.co.nz and is republished with permission. Power Play - There was an inevitability about the resignation of David Clark as Health Minister after last week's… [+4098 chars]... read more (Stuff.co.nz)



Tayabas City has 10th COVID-19 case

LUCENA CITY A 22-year-old man tested positive for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), becoming the 10th recorded case in Tayabas City, authorities said Thursday. The city public information office r… [+1322 chars]... read more (Inquirer.net)



Harnessing the power of thousands of unique plants in the Amazon Rainforest

After widespread fires in Brazil and Bolivia, the Amazon Rainforest was the focus of many news reports at the end of 2019. From politicians to the media, the acres of burning forest were soon dubbed … [+6495 chars]... read more (Euronews)



Military hands out masks to protect isolated Amazon tribes

A gold rush that has brought an estimated 20,000 gold prospectors to invade Brazil's largest reservation has poisoned rivers and destroyed forest, and the Yanomami say the miners have brought the nov… [+2090 chars]... read more (The Sydney Morning Herald)



Vaccine hopes lift Asian markets

Asian markets soar on COVID-19 vaccine hopes. India virus cases top 600K, an increase of 100K in the past 5 days. China is on track for the third day of gains on upbeat PMI data. Japan +0.03%. Chi… [+41 chars]... read more (Seeking Alpha)



Mohammed bin Rashid: Hope Probe is an accomplishment for every Arab and a source of pride for every Emirati

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, has reviewed the final preparations of the Hope Probe, scheduled to launch to Mars on 15th July.… [+5444 chars]... read more (Emirates 24|7)



Rwanda: Rwanda Resumes Conference Tourism

Rwanda Convention Bureau (RCB) on Wednesday, July 1st announced reopening of hosting meetings and conferences, as the country tries to gradually revive tourism, its biggest foreign exchange stream. … [+2713 chars]... read more (AllAfrica - Top Africa News)