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The Duchess of Cornwall visits HMS Astute
The Duchess of Cornwall today visited HMS Astute to mark the 10th anniversary of the submarine's commissioning. Her Royal Highness met the boat's commanding officer, Commander David Crosby, before visiting the base's giant shiplift facility, where the submarine is undergoing a period of planned maintenance.Following the tour, the Duchess addressed the ship’s company, thanking them for their dedication and commitment and spoke fondly of the boat's future:More..
Prince Harry sends video of support to soldiers taking part in charity trek
Prince Harry has shared a video message to offer his support to military veterans taking part in a gruelling challenge for the armed forces charity Walking With The Wounded. The Duke of Sussex, 35, who is currently living in his $14 million Santa Barbara mansion, shared a message of support with soldiers at the official launch of The Walk of Oman, which will see a team of ex-service personnel trek 400km across the country, including part of the world's largest sand desert. Trekking around 20km to 22km per day,More..
The Duchess of Cornwall visits Medical Detection Dogs to find out about their COVID-19 work
The Duchess of Cornwall today visited the Medical Detection Dogs training centre in Milton Keynes. Medical Detection Dogs trains dogs to detect the odour of human disease with the aim of developing faster, more efficient and less invasive diagnostics that lead to better patient outcomes.Trials are currently underway to determine whether trained dogs can act as a diagnostic tool of COVID-19, with the new project a collaboration between the charity, Durham University and The London School of Hygiene & TropicalMore..
BJP to celebrate PM Modi's birthday as 'Seva Saptah' from Sept 14-20
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will turn 70 on September 17. The date holds special significance for the leaders and workers of the Bharatiya Janata Party. The saffron party has decided to celebrate Modi's birthday by observing 'Seva Saptah' from September 14 till September 20. Any major celebration or gathering is completely ruled out due to the coronavirus pandemic. The day will see distribution of masks, sanitisers and medicines. The party's supporters will also be encouraged to hold blood donation camps. More..
‘Brought back fond memories’, says PM?Modi as Japan PM Shinzo Abe tweets on ties with India
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday cheered his counterpart and Japanese PM?Shinzo Abe’s Twitter thread for underlining India’s ties with Japan, terming it as a glimpse of the robust bilateral ties between the two countries. “Great thread, offering a glimpse of the robust India-Japan friendship as well as the strong potential of our partnership in the times to come. The lovely photographs, shared by my good friend PM @AbeShinzo have brought back fond memories of our many interactions,” PM Modi said in a tweet.More..
Malaysian PM Muhyiddin meets China's Defence Minister on bilateral cooperation
Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin met visiting Chinese State Councilor and Defence Minister Wei Fenghe on Monday (Sept 7), with the two sides discussing bilateral cooperation, Xinhua news agency reported. Tan Sri Muhyiddin extended his congratulations to China on its success in containing the Covid-19 outbreak. And with the "tremendous support" from China, Malaysia has been able to contain the outbreak, Xinhua quoted the Prime Minister as saying.More..
Bill Gates, Dangote, Health Minister commend Borno’s healthcare delivery system
The Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, Mr. Bill Gates, and Aliko Dangote have applauded the healthcare delivery system in Borno State. According to the trio, the aggressive development of the state’s primary healthcare system despite a decade-long Boko Haram insurgency that destroyed about 50 per cent of such facilities was commendable.They made the commendations while reviewing Borno’s 2020 immunisation and primary healthcare coverage across the state. Gates, who co-chairs the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, More..
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Announces $221M CAD Aid Program for Black Entrepreneurs
Following a letter penned by the Parliamentary Black Caucus urging the Canadian government to address systemic racism immediately, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau recently made good on his promise to take action “very soon.” Speaking at Toronto’s HXOUSE innovation think-center, Trudeau announced a $221 million CAD aid program for Black-owned businesses and entrepreneurs. In his announcement, the Prime Minister noted how the COVID-19 pandemic has disproportionately affected Black Canadians andMore..
No carelessness till Covid-19 medicine is developed, urges PM Modi
Reiterating his appeal to exercise utmost caution to stop the spread of Covid-19, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said until an effective medicine for the novel coronavirus is developed, there should be no lowering of the guard. ‘Jab tak dawai nahi, tab tak dhilai nahi’ (No carelessness till a medicine is found), the prime minister said as he was addressing the virtual house warming ceremony of 1.75 lakh houses built in the rural parts of Madhya Pradesh under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana. At least seven Indian pharma companies, including Bharat Biotech, Serum Institute, Zydus Cadila, Panacea Biotec, Indian Immunologicals, More..
Canadian investors discuss North – East development plans with Prime Minister Rajapaksa
Canadian investors called on Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa at Temple Trees, yesterday, to discuss potential investment and development plans in the North and East. The Prime Minister and investors exchanged matters concerning the employment in the North and East, and investments to create employment opportunities. The meeting was attended by reputed investors who have major investments in Canada and now wish to invest in Sri Lanka. According to sources, Prime Minister Rajapaksa was More..
President Gotabaya Rajapaksa removes tax imposed on gem and jewelry industry
President Gotabaya Rajapaksa decides to remove the 14% income tax imposed on the profit earned by the gem and jewelry manufacturers and the 15% tax on gold imports. The income tax concession given to the gem and jewelry industry since 1971 was done away with under the income tax policy introduced in 2017. This created a situation where the actual income earned from the export of gem and jewelry could not be disclosed. In 2018, a 15% tax was imposed on gold imports. More..
Elon Musk Has Promised To Give At Least Half His Fortune To Charity. Here’s How Much He’s Donated So Far
W hen Elon Musk, the serial entrepreneur behind electric car maker Tesla and rocket company SpaceX, signed the Giving Pledge—promising to donate at least half of his fortune to charity—in 2012, he was worth $2 billion. Eight years later, he is significantly wealthier—and therefore has a lot more to give away. Musk ranks seventh on the new 2020 Forbes 400 list of richest Americans, with a net worth of $68 billion thanks to Tesla stock’s enormous market cap. And what a joy ride it’s been:More..
Malaysia's Health Ministry looking into fully reopening border with Singapore
Malaysia’s Health Ministry is looking into fully reopening the Malaysia-Singapore border for daily commutes, minister Adham Baba said on Friday (Sep 11). He said that the plan to reopen the border came after pressure from the public, whose livelihood had been affected by the border closures. “The extension of the Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO) until December is a crucial period for the ministry to determine the best time to allow the opening of the border for daily commuters,” Dr Adham told More..
Australia expects to receive first batches of potential coronavirus vaccine in January - PM Scott Morrison
Australia expects to receive its first batches of a potential Covid-19 vaccine in January, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Monday, as the number of new daily infections in the country’s virus hotspot fell to a 10-week low. Morrison said his government has struck a deal with CSL to manufacture two vaccines — one developed by rival AstraZeneca and Oxford University, and another developed in CSL’s own labs with the University of Queensland. “Australia needs some hope,” Morrison toldMore..
Nepal's only billionaire Binod Chaudhary tests COVID-19 positive
Nepal's only billionaire and member of Lower House representing the Nepali Congress Binod Chaudhary has tested COVID-19 positive on Friday, the industrialist confirmed on a micro-blogging site and urged people who were in his recent contact to take precautions. In his tweet, Chaudhary also has mentioned that he is asymptomatic and have isolated himself as per the doctor's advice."Dear friends and well-wishers- I have tested positive for corona as per PCR test this morning! By the grace of God, so far I have no symptoms.More..
Australia PM Scott Morrison seeks to reopen borders
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has called for an end to internal border controls ahead of a meeting with state and territory leaders on Friday. The government has instead suggested using local lockdowns to control the coronavirus outbreak. "Australia was not meant to be closed, Australia was meant to be open," Mr Morrison told parliament on Thursday.The country has recorded more than 26,000 cases and 678 deaths. States and territories have imposed strict lockdowns and barred entry to citizensMore..
PM Lee addresses Parliament on Singapore's response to COVID-19, post-pandemic challenges, jobs
Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong spoke in Parliament on Wednesday (Sep 2) on Singapore's response to COVID-19 and life beyond the pandemic. The speech was broadcast live on CNA and the Prime Minister's Facebook page. In his speech, Mr Lee spoke about Singapore's fight against COVID-19, the challenges ahead for the city post-pandemic, job concerns amid a battered economy and the Government's approach to the discussion of policies and major issues facing the country.More..
A Virtual Taste Tour of the UK
This week, the Clarence House social media channels are reflecting on some of Their Royal Highnesses' most appetising visits via a virtual taste tour of the United Kingdom.Stay tuned for access to a traditional recipe from each of the four nations, provided by local businesses visited by The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall in recent years!Starting in Scotland, the Blair Atholl Watermill in Highland Perthshire shared a recipe for their traditional oatcakes. More..
Brexit talks deadlocked: UK plans to override parts of EU withdrawal deal
The UK government is planning legislation that will override key parts of the Brexit withdrawal agreement, British newspaper the Financial Times reported Sunday. The so-called internal market bill, due to be published Wednesday, is expected to "eliminate the legal force of parts of the withdrawal agreement" in areas relating to state aid and Northern Ireland customs, according to the newspaper. More..
Australia leader expects 'sensible outcome' to news pay plan
Australia’s prime minister said Monday that he expected a “sensible outcome” to his government’s plans to make digital platforms pay for journalism after Facebook threatened to block Australian publishers and individuals from sharing news stories. Prime Minister Scott Morrison said he had discussed his proposed laws with “very senior-level executives” More..
National Education Policy: We're working to make India a knowledge economy, PM Modi says
We are working to make India a "knowledge economy" in the 21st century and the National Education Policy (NEP) will also tackle the issues of brain drain, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday. We are working to make India a knowledge economy.To tackle brain drain, the NEP More..
President Gotabaya Rajapaksa wants minor crop cultivators protected by ensuring stable price
President Gotabaya Rajapaksa emphasized that cultivators of minor crops including turmeric and pepper should be protected by ensuring stable prices for them. The importation of turmeric and pepper was completely suspended in order to protect local producers of these crops. President highlighted the importance of creating an environment to earn the highest possible income by More..
131 win N1m in Dangote cement promo
Less than two months into the National Consumer Promo, a total of 131 Nigerians have each won N1 million across the nation in the ongoing Dangote Cement Bag of Goodies Promo Season 2, in which a total sum of N1 billion would be given out to consumers. The promo, which kicked off in July and is expected to produce 1,000 winners, according to the Director of Marketing, Dangote Cement, Mrs Funmi Sanni, is already achieving its set objectives.More..
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says Test rugby 'a possibility' this year
There is "a real possibility" that New Zealand will host Rugby Tests before the end of the year, but no arrangements have been finalised, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said Monday. New Zealand had been set to stage the Rugby Championship and clashes against Australia between October and December before the government tightened rules on social events after a Covid-19 outbreak in Auckland.More..
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