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Elon Musk announces he will form T.E.S.L.A: a ‘stronger, better’ country
A Twitter showdown between Alameda County and Tesla CEO Elon Musk over the county’s refusal to re-open one of Tesla’s factories ended with Musk’s declaration that he would be establishing his own country — The Elon State of Liberated Automobilemakers, or T.E.S.L.A. for short — where production will begin within the next week. The formation of the new country comes after Alameda More..
A New Airfield In Antarctica? Australia Is Gearing Up To Build One
Antarctica’s first paved runway has moved a step closer to reality. Australia is moving forward with plans to build a 2,700-meter paved runway near its Davis research station in the Vestfold Hills. The Australian Government has now put the multi-million dollar project out for competitive tender.It will be a tricky construction job. In addition to building the runway and terminal facilities, there remain the logistical issues of transporting equipment, materials, and crew More..
'Final year like no other' PM tells school leavers
"This is a final year like no other," said Boris Johnson, in a video message to those who left school during the lockdown. In a rallying cry to those stepping out of school, without any of the usual leavers' rites of passage, the prime minister told them to "rugby tackle that opportunity to the floor". And whether it was reflecting on their lives or his own, he warned school leavers: "There are always going to be people who want to pour a bucket of cold water on your ideas."More..
US, India congratulate PM Lee on election victory
The United States congratulated Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and the People's Action Party on their victory in Friday's (July 10) election. In a statement, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, said: "The United States and Singapore have enjoyed more than 50 years of valuable partnership since we established diplomatic relations in 1966. "Our friendship is deeply rooted in our shared values and a common desire for peace and security in the Indo-Pacific region. More..
Malaysian envoys can help in efforts to revive the economy – PM
Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said today that Malaysian ambassadors and high commissioners have an important role to play in helping the government to revive the economy post-COVID-19. He said it was important for them to help boost Malaysia’s trade and investment relations with other countries and attract more investors, as the economic environment had become more challenging, More..
Prime Minister Andrew Holness Says Now Is The Time To Invest
Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, is encouraging investors to make Jamaica their place of choice to invest and do business, in a bid to boost the country’s economic recovery. “If you are a businessman or an investor, if you are into construction or you want to open a restaurant… now is the time to do it. If you don’t invest, then there will be a recession,” the Prime Minister said. Mr. Holness was speaking at the official opening of Island Grill’s new restaurant on King Street in downtown Kingston, on July 2.More..
South Africa bans alcohol sales again to combat Covid-19
South Africa has introduced new restrictions, including another ban on alcohol sales, to help contain the spread of coronavirus. A night-time curfew has been imposed, and the wearing of masks outdoors is now compulsory. President Cyril Ramaphosa said the alcohol ban - South Africa's second this year - would take pressure off the national healthcare system. It comes as total infections exceed a quarter of a million. More..
Dangote Sugar completes acquisition with Savannah Sugar Company Limited
Dangote Sugar Refinery has been authorised to receive all the assets, liabilities and business undertakings, and property rights of Savannah Sugar Company Limited (SSCL). This was one of the resolutions passed at the court-ordered meeting of the members of Dangote Sugar Refinery Plc held on Thursday at the Eko Hotel & Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos. According to the notice of the proceedings sent to the Nigeria Stock Exchange, and seen by Nairametrics, Dangote Sugar Refinery “is hereby authorised to receive all the assets More..
Kagame speaks about liberation, Rwanda-Burundi relations
President Paul Kagame on Friday held a live Instagram session with local social media influencers, which focused on Rwanda’s 26-year journey after liberation. Kagame told the social media influencers that the history of Rwanda’s liberation struggle of 1990-1994 is one, which every Rwandan associates with, saying many individuals sacrificed their lives to liberate the country after many years of suffering.More..
British PM Boris Johnson tells country to ‘go back to work’
Get back to work, and that’s an order — according to British Prime Minister Boris Johnson. Johnson wants employers to tell their underlings to return to the office next week as long as it’s safe to do so, the Daily Mail reported Saturday. It’s all to get Britain’s devastated economy, which shrank by 25% over March and April, cranking again. Civil servants should set an example by getting off their couches and back toMore..
Singapore’s ruling party wins general election
Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s ruling People’s Action Party (PAP) has returned to power, winning 83 of the 93 seats contested in Friday’s General Election, even as the Opposition registered minor gains. Mr. Lee, 68, was re-elected from his Group Representation Constituency (GRC) of Ang Mo Kio. The Prime Minister led his party’s GRC team of Gan Thiam Poh, Darryl David, Ng Ling Ling and Nadia Ahmad Samdin.More..
Lakshmi Niwas Mittal Announced To Donate 3300 Crore Rupees For Corona Vaccine.
The corona vaccine human trial in England, Brazil and South Africa is in progress on behalf of Oxford University. Prafacer is the director of the Adrian Hill Jenner Institute. So far, 1 crore 23 lakh people have been infected with corona all over the world. About 5.5 lakh people have died. Lakshmi Niwas Mittal and his family have made a grant of about Rs. 3,300 crore to defeat the coronavirus and make its vaccineMore..
Japan-Australia Leaders’ VTC Meeting
H.E. Mr. Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister of Japan and The Hon Scott Morrison MP, Prime Minister of Australia held a Leaders’ Meeting via VTC on 9 July 2020. The leaders expressed their deepest sympathies for the victims of the COVID-19 pandemic. They recognised that global solidarity, cooperation and effective multilateralism, including through the G20, the East Asia Summit, APEC, the United Nations, the World Health Organization (WHO), the OECD and international financial institutions were required more than ever to More..
Kenya President Relaxes Restrictions on Interstate Travel Amid COVID-19 Outbreak
Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta's order allowing travel in and out of Nairobi, Mombasa and Mandera counties went into effect early Tuesday morning. Kenyatta said, the relaxing of travel restrictions should not be taken lightly, and people should avoid reckless behavior. Kenyatta also announced the resumption of international flights beginning August 1, as the country gradually reopens. More..
Mukesh Ambani’s Jio receives $4 billion payment for stake sales
Jio Platforms Ltd., the digital services business controlled by billionaire Mukesh Ambani, has completed the sale of 6% of its shares for about $4 billion. Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund closed a deal for a 2.3% stake for 113.7 billion rupees ($1.5 billion), according to an exchange filing from Jio’s parent, Reliance Industries Ltd. Silver Lake purchased 2.1% of the shares. The other investors were L Catterton and General Atlantic.More..
Covid-19 has sped up changes to the world of work, Ramaphosa tells global summit
President Cyril Ramaphosa says Covid-19 presents an opportunity for the world to deliver greater economic security, equal opportunity and social justice for those who work, those who've lost jobs and those seeking employment opportunities. Ramaphosa, who is also the African Union chairperson, told the International Labour Organisation's (ILO)More..
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The Prince and The Duchess visit Bristol and Gloucester
The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall today visited Asda's Bristol Distribution Centre to thank all staff who have been working to keep our vital food supplies going throughout the Coronavirus pandemic. Their Royal Highnesses heard about the supermarket’s work with two charities, who help to fight hunger and food poverty. Asda’s donations have helped provide thousands of vulnerable people with access to fresh and healthy food, particularly during this difficult time.More..
US, Kenya Officially Launch Trade Talks
The United States and Kenya formally launched negotiations Wednesday on a bilateral trade deal, which the countries hope could be replicated across Africa. “Under President [Donald] Trump’s leadership, we look forward to negotiating and concluding a comprehensive, high-standard agreement with Kenya that can serve as a model for additional agreements across Africa,” said U.S. Ambassador Robert Lighthizer in a joint U.S.-Kenya statement. The first round of discussions, held over the next two weeks, will be conducted remotely because of the coronavirus pandemic.More..
Prime Minister Scott Morrison announces wide sweeping hotel quarantine review
Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced there will be a review of hotel quarantines across Australia. Mr Morrison said the National Cabinet meeting today has agreed to the review by Jane Halton, the former head of the federal health department and current member of the COVID-19 commission. It would look at "national uniformity" for the prices charged to people who undergo 14 days' quarantine in hotels as well as training standards for security staff and clinical control workers, Mr Morrison said.More..
Solar energy will play major role in achieving Atmanirbhar Bharat, says Modi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said solar energy would play a major role in achieving self-reliance in energy, essential for an Atmanirbhar Bharat (self-reliant India). While inaugurating the 750-MW solar power project in Rewa district via video conferencing, Mr. Modi said, “We won’t be able to use solar power entirely unless we have within the country improved solar panels, improved batteries and best quality storage. We need to work in this direction now.”More..
'Your efforts have been worth it' - Boris Johnson addresses school leavers during Coronavirus pandemic
In a pre-recorded address to school leavers, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said he "can't wait to see the great new world that you're going to help us to build". In the address published on social media on Friday, the Prime Minister said, speaking to school leavers, "This is a final year like no other. Your last months of school have coincided with the greatest crisis our country has faced since the Second World War." The Prime Minister thanked school leavers for 'doing the right thing' over the More..
Buhari signs N10.8 trillion revised 2020 budget
The revised 2020 national budget, which was passed by the National Assembly in June, was signed by President Muhammadu Buhari today. The personal assistant to the President on New Media, Bashir Ahmad, disclosed this on Friday morning on Twitter. “At exactly 11:04am today, President @MBuhari signed into law, the revised N10.8 trillion budget for the year 2020,” Ahmad tweeted. Recall that the National Assembly passed a revised budget of N10,805,544,664,642 on the 11th of June after theMore..
Maldives set to reopen its resort islands to international visitors from 15 July
Here’s some good news for those frustrated by the lack of travel options in the Covid-19 era: The Maldives is reopening to international visitors on July 15. And, yes, that includes U.S. citizens. The picturesque chain of almost 1,200 islands in the Indian Ocean has a remote location that lends itself naturally to social distancing, with luxury accommodations focused on private overwater bungalows and much of the activity outdoors as well—all fortunate factors for the economyMore..
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