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In extremely rare move, House of Commons set to question ArriveCan contractor

An ArriveCan contractor who declined to answer questions during a committee appearance last month will face further questioning by MPs when he appears in front of the House of Commons this afternoon.
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In extremely rare move, House of Commons set to question ArriveCan contractor

An ArriveCan contractor who declined to answer questions during a committee appearance last month will face further questioning by MPs when he appears in front of the House of Commons this afternoon.

Revealed: The 57 Tories who revolted against Rishi Sunak's proposed cigarettes ban - which way did YOUR MP vote?

The House of Commons approved the second reading of the Tobacco and Vapes Bill, which aims to phase in a ban on the sale of tobacco products for people born after 2009.
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Revealed: The 57 Tories who revolted against Rishi Sunak's proposed cigarettes ban - which way did YOUR MP vote?

The House of Commons approved the second reading of the Tobacco and Vapes Bill, which aims to phase in a ban on the sale of tobacco products for people born after 2009.

Alison Hammond gets a mixed response after making her For The Love Of Dogs debut as fans accuse her of having 'no rapport' with the pups: 'Sorry, but you're no Paul O'Grady'

Paul became an ambassador for Battersea Dogs & Cats Home in 2012 following the success of the award-winning programme, which he hosted up until shortly before his death last year.
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Alison Hammond gets a mixed response after making her For The Love Of Dogs debut as fans accuse her of having 'no rapport' with the pups: 'Sorry, but you're no Paul O'Grady'

Paul became an ambassador for Battersea Dogs & Cats Home in 2012 following the success of the award-winning programme, which he hosted up until shortly before his death last year.

Wealthy aristocrat Constance Marten has an 'Upstairs, Downstairs' attitude and has told a 'constellation of lies' about her baby daughter's death, court hears

Marten, 36, and her boyfriend Gordon, 49, are accused of killing baby Victoria after taking her on the run in January last year to prevent the child being taken away by social services.
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Wealthy aristocrat Constance Marten has an 'Upstairs, Downstairs' attitude and has told a 'constellation of lies' about her baby daughter's death, court hears

Marten, 36, and her boyfriend Gordon, 49, are accused of killing baby Victoria after taking her on the run in January last year to prevent the child being taken away by social services.

Atlantic City mayor and his wife accused of abusing teenage daughter

Atlantic City Mayor Marty Small Sr. and his wife, the public schools superintendent, were charged with endangering the welfare of a child.
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Atlantic City mayor and his wife accused of abusing teenage daughter

Atlantic City Mayor Marty Small Sr. and his wife, the public schools superintendent, were charged with endangering the welfare of a child.

Bob Graham, former Florida governor and U.S. senator, dies at 87

Mr. Graham made a short-lived bid for the 2004 Democratic presidential nomination, campaigning largely on his opposition to the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq.
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Bob Graham, former Florida governor and U.S. senator, dies at 87

Mr. Graham made a short-lived bid for the 2004 Democratic presidential nomination, campaigning largely on his opposition to the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq.

Climate change: Seychelles' IDC trying mitigate erosion on outer islands

Climate mitigation will play a big role in the strategic plan of the Islands Development Company (IDC) and it is crucial to put adequate measures in place sooner rather than later if Seychelles wants to preserve its islands, said a top official in a press c
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Climate change: Seychelles' IDC trying mitigate erosion on outer islands

Climate mitigation will play a big role in the strategic plan of the Islands Development Company (IDC) and it is crucial to put adequate measures in place sooner rather than later if Seychelles wants to preserve its islands, said a top official in a press conference. The IDC chief executive, Glenny Savy, described the erosion on the outer islands as very severe and that «It's becoming extremely concerning, almost all of the islands are being affected by erosion. We are hoping that these reef balls work; if they do, we'll have to accelerate the project to other islands.» IDC has already started to implement several projects to mitigate the impact of climate change among them is the reef ball project, which is a designed artificial reef module that mimics the structure and function of a natural reef, made with special concrete additives with a pH similar to seawater. This assures compatibility with marine environments and enhances its attractiveness to colonising organisms. These balls are placed about 150 metres away from the beach. They also aid in reducing the surf and current before it reaches the coastline, minimising the strength of the impact and effectively reducing erosion. Although the project began in July 2022, Savy clarified that they have not been able to fully implement the project due to certain challenges that they faced. A reef ball is a designed artificial reef module that mimics the structure and function of a natural reef made with special concrete additives with a pH. (Islands Development Company) Photo License: CC-BY  «We've already fabricated these reef balls, about 800 to 1,000. At first, we were installing them using a small landing craft because of how shallow the area is and we were able to put 24 but it was very difficult because the draft from the boat was too much so we had to stop,» he said. Savy added that IDC tried using an excavator with an extension piece but that did not work either because the sand is so fine and soft that the excavator gets stuck. «We then decided to pause the project until we receive another landing craft that is on order from an Indian Shipyard; there have been some delays. We expect the new boat by the end of next month,» he said. Savy confirmed that IDC will continue its work to try and mitigate the effects of climate change on the islands and mentioned the possibility of bringing in foreign expertise to consult on the matter. «This year, with the speed at which these islands are being affected we will have to discuss the need to bring in more assistance from international experts to analyse and find different solutions to mitigate the effect of the erosion. We have to keep trying to find something that works, because if the situation continues as it is now, in the next 20 years some islands may disappear,» said Savy.

Shoigu calls to urgently launch production of medical robots

«We have to ensure the evacuation of the wounded from the frontline,» the Russian defense minister said, adding that «it has to be done safely and rapidly to the maximum»
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Shoigu calls to urgently launch production of medical robots

«We have to ensure the evacuation of the wounded from the frontline,» the Russian defense minister said, adding that «it has to be done safely and rapidly to the maximum»

Gunman kills two men over land dispute in Mogadishu's Deyniile district

Mogadishu (HOL) - A gunman killed two men in Mogadishu's Deyniile district on Thursday night following a dispute over inherited land between the assailant and the victims.
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Gunman kills two men over land dispute in Mogadishu's Deyniile district

Mogadishu (HOL) - A gunman killed two men in Mogadishu's Deyniile district on Thursday night following a dispute over inherited land between the assailant and the victims.

Wajir court arraigns suspect in newlywed rape case; search continues for additional suspects

Nairobi (HOL) - One of six suspects accused of participating in the gang rape of a newlywed woman was arraigned on Tuesday in Wajir City Court, located in northeastern Kenya.
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Wajir court arraigns suspect in newlywed rape case; search continues for additional suspects

Nairobi (HOL) - One of six suspects accused of participating in the gang rape of a newlywed woman was arraigned on Tuesday in Wajir City Court, located in northeastern Kenya.

Somaliland police arrest singer Ugbaad Aragsan for spreading «indecent videos»

HARGEISA (HOL) — Authorities in Somaliland have detained Ugbaad Mohamud Abdi, popularly known as Ugbaad Aragsan, on allegations of circulating indecent videos.
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Somaliland police arrest singer Ugbaad Aragsan for spreading «indecent videos»

HARGEISA (HOL) — Authorities in Somaliland have detained Ugbaad Mohamud Abdi, popularly known as Ugbaad Aragsan, on allegations of circulating indecent videos.

Tanzania: Tanzania-Malawi Diplomatic Tensions Rise Over $30m Port Project

[Business Day Africa] Tanzania and Malawi are on the brink of a diplomatic standoff following Dodoma's decision to commence the upgrade of Mbamba Bay Port, situated on the shores of Lake Malawi.
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Tanzania: Tanzania-Malawi Diplomatic Tensions Rise Over $30m Port Project

[Business Day Africa] Tanzania and Malawi are on the brink of a diplomatic standoff following Dodoma's decision to commence the upgrade of Mbamba Bay Port, situated on the shores of Lake Malawi.

Nigeria: Dangote Refinery Announces Reduction in Price of Diesel

[Premium Times] The company said the significant reduction in the price of diesel is expected to positively affect all the spheres of the economy and ultimately reduce the high inflation rate in the country
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Nigeria: Dangote Refinery Announces Reduction in Price of Diesel

[Premium Times] The company said the significant reduction in the price of diesel is expected to positively affect all the spheres of the economy and ultimately reduce the high inflation rate in the country

Kenya to ditch diesel for electric buses by 2027, assures minister

In a bid to lower carbon emissions and improve energy security, Trade Cabinet Secretary Rebecca Miano now says the government is committed to revolutionising the transport sector by introducing electric vehicles.
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Kenya to ditch diesel for electric buses by 2027, assures minister

In a bid to lower carbon emissions and improve energy security, Trade Cabinet Secretary Rebecca Miano now says the government is committed to revolutionising the transport sector by introducing electric vehicles.

Puntland State boycotts National Consultative Council summit in Mogadishu

Garowe (HOL) — The Puntland regional state announced on Tuesday that it will not attend the upcoming National Consultative Council (NCC) summit for federal and regional leaders in Mogadishu next week, citing its refusal to recognize the federal government.
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Puntland State boycotts National Consultative Council summit in Mogadishu

Garowe (HOL) — The Puntland regional state announced on Tuesday that it will not attend the upcoming National Consultative Council (NCC) summit for federal and regional leaders in Mogadishu next week, citing its refusal to recognize the federal government.

Somali drivers lead fight in Minneapolis Uber pay battle as resource center closes

MINNEAPOLIS (HOL) — Amid legislative uncertainty surrounding ride-hailing pay in Minneapolis, Uber has closed its driver resource center in south Minneapolis.
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Somali drivers lead fight in Minneapolis Uber pay battle as resource center closes

MINNEAPOLIS (HOL) — Amid legislative uncertainty surrounding ride-hailing pay in Minneapolis, Uber has closed its driver resource center in south Minneapolis.

Will do what party will decide, says Rahul Gandhi on contesting from Amethi

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav on Wednesday slammed the BJP government over electoral bonds alleging that the saffron party has become a 'warehouse of the corrupts.' When asked about the party's performance in the upcomi
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Will do what party will decide, says Rahul Gandhi on contesting from Amethi

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav on Wednesday slammed the BJP government over electoral bonds alleging that the saffron party has become a 'warehouse of the corrupts.' When asked about the party's performance in the upcoming elections Rahul said that he doesn't make 'poll predictions' but claimed that the BJP will not win more than 150 seats.

Environment, climate change gain prominence in manifestos but experts question follow-through

BJP and Congress manifestos focus on climate change, lacking specific steps. Experts criticize symbolic promises and contradictory government approaches. Environmental issues need more priority in political discourse amid pressing concerns like air pollution
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Environment, climate change gain prominence in manifestos but experts question follow-through

BJP and Congress manifestos focus on climate change, lacking specific steps. Experts criticize symbolic promises and contradictory government approaches. Environmental issues need more priority in political discourse amid pressing concerns like air pollution and climate crisis.

Sydney Sweeney 'is not pretty and she can't act' declares top Hollywood producer Carol Baum, calling her movie Anyone But You 'unwatchable'

Sydney Sweeney, 26, has been fiercely blasted by one of Hollywood's top female producers at a screening in New York last week.
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Sydney Sweeney 'is not pretty and she can't act' declares top Hollywood producer Carol Baum, calling her movie Anyone But You 'unwatchable'

Sydney Sweeney, 26, has been fiercely blasted by one of Hollywood's top female producers at a screening in New York last week.

St James medical officer: Monitoring mosquito-breeding sites is a personal responsibility

WESTERN BUREAU: Dr Francine Phillips-Kelly, the medical officer of health for St James, is advising that the monitoring of mosquito-breeding sites remains the personal responsibility of homeowners. Phillips-Kelly gave the reminder while addressing...
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St James medical officer: Monitoring mosquito-breeding sites is a personal responsibility

WESTERN BUREAU: Dr Francine Phillips-Kelly, the medical officer of health for St James, is advising that the monitoring of mosquito-breeding sites remains the personal responsibility of homeowners. Phillips-Kelly gave the reminder while addressing...

Kgn mayor warns wayward developers

Newly installed Mayor of Kingston Andrew Swaby has promised greater collaboration with players in the booming local real estate sector, but warned that they must conform to Jamaica’s building and planning laws. “At the KSAMC, we know that we cannot...
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Kgn mayor warns wayward developers

Newly installed Mayor of Kingston Andrew Swaby has promised greater collaboration with players in the booming local real estate sector, but warned that they must conform to Jamaica’s building and planning laws. “At the KSAMC, we know that we cannot...

NSWMA dismisses criticism of its people management skills

Fenley Douglas, councillor for the Waterford division, in Portmore, has taken aim at the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA), criticising its management of personnel during last Wednesday’s Portmore municipal council general meeting...
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NSWMA dismisses criticism of its people management skills

Fenley Douglas, councillor for the Waterford division, in Portmore, has taken aim at the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA), criticising its management of personnel during last Wednesday’s Portmore municipal council general meeting...

Curtis ‘overwhelmed’ by visit from Charleses

Former Speaker of the House of Representatives Pearnel Charles Sr sprung a surprise visit on former Clerk to the Houses Valrie Curtis days before her retirement at Gordon House in Kingston. Curtis became Clerk to the Houses while Charles was the...
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Curtis ‘overwhelmed’ by visit from Charleses

Former Speaker of the House of Representatives Pearnel Charles Sr sprung a surprise visit on former Clerk to the Houses Valrie Curtis days before her retirement at Gordon House in Kingston. Curtis became Clerk to the Houses while Charles was the...

Speaker praised Curtis’ dedication to duty a day after reprimand letter went public

“HER STRONG work ethic, sound organisational skills and keen attention to detail saw her being elevated to the position of clerk to the Houses in 2021, and since that time she has commendably led her staff in providing the necessary procedural and...
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Speaker praised Curtis’ dedication to duty a day after reprimand letter went public

“HER STRONG work ethic, sound organisational skills and keen attention to detail saw her being elevated to the position of clerk to the Houses in 2021, and since that time she has commendably led her staff in providing the necessary procedural and...