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Four arrested after gun and ammunition seized in police-military operation

Four persons were arrested in connection with the seizure of a handgun and several rounds of ammunition on King Weston Road, Lawrence Tavern in St Andrew on Sunday. The police report that about 6:45 a.m., a joint police-military team conducted a...

Kenya: Former Attorney-General Wako, Family Banned From U.S.

[Nation] The US has banned Busia Senator Amos Wako, his wife Flora Ngaira and son Julius from entering the country and doing business with it over corruption allegations while he was attorney-general.
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Kenya: Former Attorney-General Wako, Family Banned From U.S.

[Nation] The US has banned Busia Senator Amos Wako, his wife Flora Ngaira and son Julius from entering the country and doing business with it over corruption allegations while he was attorney-general.

Africa: How to Close the $42 Billion Financing Gap Women Face

[allAfrica] In African cultures, women play a nurturing role, they are the backbone of the continent. Yet, they face a $42 billion-dollar financing gap with over 3/4 of them being financially excluded.
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Africa: How to Close the $42 Billion Financing Gap Women Face

[allAfrica] In African cultures, women play a nurturing role, they are the backbone of the continent. Yet, they face a $42 billion-dollar financing gap with over 3/4 of them being financially excluded.

Vitamin-enhanced water in mango, peach and lemon now available in Seychelles

A new, flavoured, vitamin-enhanced bottled water -- Eden VIT -- has hit the Seychelles’ market.  Manufactured in the second-most populated island of Praslin, Eden VIT is the brainchild of Sanjay Naidoo. The product has been available on Mahe, the main isl
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Vitamin-enhanced water in mango, peach and lemon now available in Seychelles

A new, flavoured, vitamin-enhanced bottled water -- Eden VIT -- has hit the Seychelles’ market.  Manufactured in the second-most populated island of Praslin, Eden VIT is the brainchild of Sanjay Naidoo. The product has been available on Mahe, the main island, and Praslin since August. SNA met with Naidoo to learn more about the new offering.   SNA: What is Eden VIT and where did the idea to create such a product come from? SN: Eden VIT is vitamin-enhanced water that comes in three flavours: mango, peach and lime. I wanted to create a beverage that was low in sugar compared to other products on the market while offering some nutritional benefits. Eden VIT consists of Vitamin C, Vitamin B6 and Niacin (Vitamin B3) which assists in boosting the immune system, enhancing metabolism and general wellbeing. It is the perfect beverage to maintain hydration and supplement your body with essential vitamins.   SNA: What is behind the name? SN: We are manufacturers of the bottled water Eden Springs. We have been established since 2014. We wanted to create a water-based product that was an alternative to pure spring water. Therefore, it was only intuitive to use Eden within the branding of our new product.   SNA: How long did it take to put such a product on the market? What were some of the challenges faced? SN: Eden VIT has been in development for the past three years. We had to construct a new manufacturing facility and procure new machinery for the production of Eden VIT. Our production facility is based at Grand Anse, Praslin, which comes with challenges such as lack of infrastructure and logistics. However, despite the challenges faced, it is very rewarding and exciting to see a product from the conceptual stage to final product launch. (Eden Springs/Facebook) Photo License: All Rights Reserved   SNA: How long has it been since the product was launched? SN: The product was launched in August 2019 and we have rolled out our product to most retail outlets on Mahe and Praslin. The product has been very well received and been getting positive feedback from consumers. Our customers, in general, say that Eden VIT offers an alternative to water or high sugary products while ensuring maximum rehydration. It has especially been appreciated by members of sports teams, gym and casual fitness enthusiasts.   SNA: At the moment there are three flavours – mango, peach, and lemon. Are there plans to introduce others? SN: We chose mango, peach and lemon as the initial flavours as we are all familiar to it. Furthermore, they are incredibly refreshing on a hot day. We do plan on introducing new exciting flavours as we move forward. The beverage is suitable for all age groups. (Eden Springs/Facebook) Photo License: All Rights Reserved   SNA: What is the targeted market? SN: We are targeting everyone as we have a beverage that is suited for all age groups. We are especially targeting consumers who want a low sugar product with a great taste and with the ability to maintain an active lifestyle. Being health-conscious and well hydrated is important for everyone. Eden VIT aims to be a healthier alternative to existing products on the market. We believe that Eden VIT is a product that can revitalize your mind, body and soul. A healthy diet is also key to ensure a healthy lifestyle.   SNA: Tell us briefly the production process and where can the public buy the products? SN: The raw materials for Eden VIT arrive in a concentrated format. The raw product is then diluted with pure Eden Springs water which undergoes various stages of filtration. Finally, the finished product is then pasteurized to ensure product safety and shelf life before bottling. The products are available at most retailers on Mahe and Praslin. Eden VIT comes in 500ml bottles and our recommended retail price is SCR 12 a bottle. 

New HK police chief urges locals to ‘condemn the violence’ as 600 students surrender in university siege standoff

Hong Kong’s new police chief has taken aim at “fake news” which he claimed has fueled heated protests in the city and harmed the reputation of his officers. He urged locals to reject all violent action. Read Full Article at RT.com
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New HK police chief urges locals to ‘condemn the violence’ as 600 students surrender in university siege standoff

Hong Kong’s new police chief has taken aim at “fake news” which he claimed has fueled heated protests in the city and harmed the reputation of his officers. He urged locals to reject all violent action. Read Full Article at RT.com

Trump’s doctor says he was not treated for any ‘urgent’ issue at check-up amid surgery rumors

President Donald Trump has not undergone any serious medical procedure during his recent check-up, nor was he “evaluated” for any major issue, his physician has said, as the White House seeks to dispel rumors of a surgery. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Trump’s doctor says he was not treated for any ‘urgent’ issue at check-up amid surgery rumors

President Donald Trump has not undergone any serious medical procedure during his recent check-up, nor was he “evaluated” for any major issue, his physician has said, as the White House seeks to dispel rumors of a surgery. Read Full Article at RT.com

Burning rage: Hong Kong protesters set on fire by their OWN petrol bombs (VIDEOS)

Several Hong Kong protesters have fallen victim to their own petrol bombs amid clashes with riot police. Disturbing videos show demonstrators engulfed in flames as their panicked comrades try to help. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Burning rage: Hong Kong protesters set on fire by their OWN petrol bombs (VIDEOS)

Several Hong Kong protesters have fallen victim to their own petrol bombs amid clashes with riot police. Disturbing videos show demonstrators engulfed in flames as their panicked comrades try to help. Read Full Article at RT.com

Statins will NOT cause memory loss despite fears they can harm cognitive health, study suggests 

Statins will not cause memory loss, according to a new study by the Garvan Institute of Medical Research in Sydney, which examined 1,037 people who had a statin prescription for nine years.
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Statins will NOT cause memory loss despite fears they can harm cognitive health, study suggests 

Statins will not cause memory loss, according to a new study by the Garvan Institute of Medical Research in Sydney, which examined 1,037 people who had a statin prescription for nine years.

Why Prime Minister Boris Johnson really IS on an upward trend: Philip Cowley analyses the polls

Poll expert Philip Cowley has said that, despite a polling margin of error of at least three per cent, Boris Johnson is still on an upward trend and several points ahead of Labour.
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Why Prime Minister Boris Johnson really IS on an upward trend: Philip Cowley analyses the polls

Poll expert Philip Cowley has said that, despite a polling margin of error of at least three per cent, Boris Johnson is still on an upward trend and several points ahead of Labour.

So much for family 'rule' cited by Prince Andrew that one parent was always at home

During his TV interview Prince Andrew said he and the duchess had a rule 'that when one is away the other is there' as part of his defence against the allegations. But pictures suggest this was broken.
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So much for family 'rule' cited by Prince Andrew that one parent was always at home

During his TV interview Prince Andrew said he and the duchess had a rule 'that when one is away the other is there' as part of his defence against the allegations. But pictures suggest this was broken.

The prostate surgery that won't harm your sex life: New technique could spare men from impotency

Scientists hope the new technique, which limits this damage, will be available on the NHS within five years. Each year around 47,000 British men are diagnosed with prostate cancer.
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The prostate surgery that won't harm your sex life: New technique could spare men from impotency

Scientists hope the new technique, which limits this damage, will be available on the NHS within five years. Each year around 47,000 British men are diagnosed with prostate cancer.

Kenya: State Selling Residency Permits and Citizenship to Repay Debts

[Nation] Kenya's population stands at 47.5 million and with every child born today owing the lenders $1,300. The country's domestic and foreign debt is now at dreadful Sh50 trillion ($50 billion), 15 per cent beyond the recommendations set for developing coun
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Kenya: State Selling Residency Permits and Citizenship to Repay Debts

[Nation] Kenya's population stands at 47.5 million and with every child born today owing the lenders $1,300. The country's domestic and foreign debt is now at dreadful Sh50 trillion ($50 billion), 15 per cent beyond the recommendations set for developing countries by the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

Kenya: 182 Arrested While Applying for Legal Status in U.S.

[Nation] At least 182 undocumented Kenyans living in the US were among thousands of immigrants arrested while applying for legal status to avoid deportation and become eligible for work permits.
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Kenya: 182 Arrested While Applying for Legal Status in U.S.

[Nation] At least 182 undocumented Kenyans living in the US were among thousands of immigrants arrested while applying for legal status to avoid deportation and become eligible for work permits.

West Africa: Fighting Piracy in the Gulf of Guinea Needs a Radical Rethink

[The Conversation Africa] The Bonita had been anchored off Benin for several days, waiting for a berth in the port of Cotonou. On November 2, 2019 the crew had a traumatic awakening. Armed men boarded the vessel and kidnapped nine crew members. Only two days
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West Africa: Fighting Piracy in the Gulf of Guinea Needs a Radical Rethink

[The Conversation Africa] The Bonita had been anchored off Benin for several days, waiting for a berth in the port of Cotonou. On November 2, 2019 the crew had a traumatic awakening. Armed men boarded the vessel and kidnapped nine crew members. Only two days later, four seafarers were kidnapped from the Elka Aristotle, which was anchored off Lomé in neighbouring Togo.

Thousands of CN Rail employees head on strike, but talks continue

About 3,200 Canadian National Railway conductors, trainpersons and yard workers are on strike after the union and company failed to reach a deal by the midnight ET deadline.
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Thousands of CN Rail employees head on strike, but talks continue

About 3,200 Canadian National Railway conductors, trainpersons and yard workers are on strike after the union and company failed to reach a deal by the midnight ET deadline.

3 killed, 7 injured in S. Sudan fuel tank explosion

November 18, 2019 (MARIDI) - At least three people were killed and seven other wounded when a fuel tank exploded in South Sudan's Maridi state on Sunday, an official said. The state information minister, Peter Saki said the blast occurred at Mambe county, ab
Sudan Tribune: Plural news and views on Sudan

3 killed, 7 injured in S. Sudan fuel tank explosion

November 18, 2019 (MARIDI) - At least three people were killed and seven other wounded when a fuel tank exploded in South Sudan's Maridi state on Sunday, an official said. The state information minister, Peter Saki said the blast occurred at Mambe county, about 7km from Maridi town. According to the official, the explosion happened as the driver, conductor and some of the locals were transferring fuel from the tanker which broke down into another tanker. "Those affected were rushed to (...) - News / Road Accidents, South Sudan

S. Sudan leaders have “last chance” to form gov't: official

November 18, 2019 (WASHINGTON) – The African Union's Peace and Security Commissioner, Smail Chergui said South Sudan leaders had “last chance” to form a national unity government. Chergui made the remarks at a meeting with United States officials in Wa
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S. Sudan leaders have “last chance” to form gov't: official

November 18, 2019 (WASHINGTON) – The African Union's Peace and Security Commissioner, Smail Chergui said South Sudan leaders had “last chance” to form a national unity government. Chergui made the remarks at a meeting with United States officials in Washington Friday last week. «This maybe is the last chance for them to respond to the will of their people. South Sudanese are tired of war,» he said. The meeting was held a week after South Sudan's President Salva Kiir and opposition leader Riek (...) - News / FRONT_PAGE_SECONDARY, South Sudan

UNICEF calls for urgent action to end child abuse in S. Sudan

November 18, 2019 (JUBA) - Urgent action is required to end abuse and exploitation of children in South Sudan, the United Nations Children's agency (UNICEF) said Monday. The agency, in a new report it released, said children in the young nation are some of t
Sudan Tribune: Plural news and views on Sudan

UNICEF calls for urgent action to end child abuse in S. Sudan

November 18, 2019 (JUBA) - Urgent action is required to end abuse and exploitation of children in South Sudan, the United Nations Children's agency (UNICEF) said Monday. The agency, in a new report it released, said children in the young nation are some of the most disadvantaged globally. The report was unveiled as part of UNICEF's commemoration of the 30th anniversary and looks at undeniable achievements of the past three decades globally. The report, entitled, «Child at a Crossroads» (...) - News / South Sudan, UNICEF - United Nations Children's Fund

Hong Kong Leader Urges Peaceful Resolution of Campus Standoff

Hong Kong chief executive urges humane resolution to campus standoff as last group of about 100 protesters remain holed up in Hong Kong Polytechnic University.
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Hong Kong Leader Urges Peaceful Resolution of Campus Standoff

Hong Kong chief executive urges humane resolution to campus standoff as last group of about 100 protesters remain holed up in Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

Government of China’s Xinjiang Calls Leak on Uighur Camps ‘Fake News’

Government of China’s Xinjiang region claims New York Times report quoting leaked internal documents on the internment of Uighur Muslims was «fabricated».
The Irrawaddy

Government of China’s Xinjiang Calls Leak on Uighur Camps ‘Fake News’

Government of China’s Xinjiang region claims New York Times report quoting leaked internal documents on the internment of Uighur Muslims was «fabricated».

Ministry still awaiting Bair funeral invoices

The Gleaner understands that officials from the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information met with the family of seven-year-old Benjamin Bair yesterday at the Clan Carthy Primary School in Kingston to discuss funeral arrangements. Bair was...
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Ministry still awaiting Bair funeral invoices

The Gleaner understands that officials from the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information met with the family of seven-year-old Benjamin Bair yesterday at the Clan Carthy Primary School in Kingston to discuss funeral arrangements. Bair was...

Int'l Men's Day 2019 | The right fit?

Improving the poor performance of learners at all levels of the education system, chiefly boys, and the need for better trained education personnel are two of the major challenges highlighted in Vision 2030. Gleaner editors and reporters asked a...
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Int'l Men's Day 2019 | The right fit?

Improving the poor performance of learners at all levels of the education system, chiefly boys, and the need for better trained education personnel are two of the major challenges highlighted in Vision 2030. Gleaner editors and reporters asked a...

Trucking subsector growing - ... But support needed for some operators

It seems that some Jamaicans living overseas are now looking into the local trucking ­industry as a more sustainable means of contributing to the development of their family and friends in Jamaica. John Ralston, managing director of Tank-Weld...
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Trucking subsector growing - ... But support needed for some operators

It seems that some Jamaicans living overseas are now looking into the local trucking ­industry as a more sustainable means of contributing to the development of their family and friends in Jamaica. John Ralston, managing director of Tank-Weld...

Amanda James: Balances banking and horticulture

Entrepreneur Amanda James believes that a pot of plant can easily lift the spirits and that has been the testimony of several of the customers who have purchased fresh foliage through her company, Creative House Of Plants Etcetera. James started...
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Amanda James: Balances banking and horticulture

Entrepreneur Amanda James believes that a pot of plant can easily lift the spirits and that has been the testimony of several of the customers who have purchased fresh foliage through her company, Creative House Of Plants Etcetera. James started...

‘Take them out’ – Pharmacist Val Cuffy’s prescription for DLP

“Take them out” (TTO) – a new dental drug prescribed and dispensed by Pharmacist Val Cuffy for the treatment of what he called “the diseased Labour Party”. This prescription has taken off like wildfire and the image of the “
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‘Take them out’ – Pharmacist Val Cuffy’s prescription for DLP

“Take them out” (TTO) – a new dental drug prescribed and dispensed by Pharmacist Val Cuffy for the treatment of what he called “the diseased Labour Party”. This prescription has taken off like wildfire and the image of the “Take... The post ‘Take them out’ – Pharmacist Val Cuffy’s prescription for DLP appeared first on Dominica News Online.

Venice comes up for air after week of record flooding

Venice sought to return to normal life on Monday after a week of unprecedented flooding that devastated the city, submerging homes, business and cultural treasures. The wave of bad weather that struck throughout Italy -- from rivers of water rushing through
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Venice comes up for air after week of record flooding

Venice sought to return to normal life on Monday after a week of unprecedented flooding that devastated the city, submerging homes, business and cultural treasures. The wave of bad weather that struck throughout Italy -- from rivers of water rushing through the streets of the southern town of Matera to tornados in the Grosseto region of Tuscany - was still a concern in certain areas, and was expected to continue. In the north, the Trentino-Alto Adige region bordering Austria was at high risk of avalanches, forecasters said, with continued strong rains expected to batter the region around Genoa and the island of Sardinia. Schools reopened in Venice as shopkeepers with mops and buckets in hand tried to muck out the water and mud that had flooded their stores since Tuesday. The high of 110-115 cm (3.6-3.7 feet) expected midday in Venice was a welcome improvement on the past week when the so-called «acqua alta,» or high waters, exceeded a level of 150 cm three times. Venetians are accustomed to flooding in their UNESCO city surrounded by a lagoon, but last week's wave of inundations was unprecedented in modern times, with Tuesday's high not seen since 1966. St Mark's square, in one of the lowest points of the city, begins to flood when the tide rises 80 cm above sea level, according to Venice's tides authority. «Forms will soon be available to citizens and businesses to claim compensation. Thanks to all who worked so hard to get through the day,» tweeted Mayor Luigi Brugnaro on Sunday, after the waters submerged yet again an estimated 70 percent of the city. Outside a gallery, painter Davide De Guglielmi, vowed to reopen after cleaning up. «We're built like that, we're stubborn. We know the price we have to pay to live in this city,» De Guglielmi told AGI. «We've lost almost everything,» he said. «All the Christmas orders had just arrived: new frames, gift cards...,» he said. Forecasters expect the waters not to exceed 110 cm in Venice in coming days, allowing residents to assess the damage that the mayor has already put at over a billion euros. On Sunday, residents of Florence and Pisa braced for possible flooding of the Arno river, but the two Tuscan cities managed to escape flooding or damage and a state of alert was lifted. In Italy's northeast heavy snowfall on Sunday provoked an avalanche that grazed a populated area of the Martell Valley in the Alto Adige, without causing major damage. About 30 highways in the area remained closed to traffic on Monday and schools were shut. © Agence France-Presse

Ukrainians ‘came to understand what was required’ to get a meeting with Trump, military assistance, State Dept. aide told Congress

State Department aide David Holmes was questioned about a phone call he overheard between Trump and U.S. Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland.
Post Politics

Ukrainians ‘came to understand what was required’ to get a meeting with Trump, military assistance, State Dept. aide told Congress

State Department aide David Holmes was questioned about a phone call he overheard between Trump and U.S. Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland.

Impeachment witness says Ukraine ‘gradually came to understand’ Trump’s desired investigation was tied to aid, meeting

Democrats released fresh transcripts Monday of closed-door testimony in their impeachment inquiry.
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Impeachment witness says Ukraine ‘gradually came to understand’ Trump’s desired investigation was tied to aid, meeting

Democrats released fresh transcripts Monday of closed-door testimony in their impeachment inquiry.

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