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Exclusive-Casino's GPA considers spinning off Colombia's Exito -sources
  + stars: | 2021-06-14 | by ( Tatiana Bautzer | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -1.00   time to read: +2 min
FILE PHOTO: General view of an Assai store, cash-and-carry division of Brazilian retailer GPA SA, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, January 11, 2017. The spinoff of wholesale unit Assai from GPA, last March, resulted in an immediate rise of 10% of the companies’ combined market capitalization. GPA considers the ideal alternative would be to list Exito in Sao Paulo and give Exito shares to its shareholders base. GPA and Casino are considering if the best alternative would be to maintain its listing in Colombia only and issue Brazilian Depositary Receipts (BDR) to Brazil-based GPA shareholders, or to list it in another venue, the sources said. One of the sources mentioned the possibility of listing Exito in the U.S. and issuing receipts for negotiation in Colombia and Brazil.
Persons: Paulo Whitaker, France’s Organizations: SAO PAULO, Reuters, SA, Colombian Almacenes Exito SA, REUTERS, Colombian Locations: Sao Paulo, Brazil, Latin America, Colombia, Uruguay, Argentina, U.S,
WASHINGTON — Stephen Bassett and Mick West don’t agree on much. We don't know if it's an enemy. We don't know if it's an optical phenomenon," said new NASA Administrator Bill Nelson, a former astronaut and Florida senator, in a recent CNN interview. For him, it’s a question of national security and understanding whether rivals like China or Russia have developed advanced technology we don’t know about. Important people have had an interest in UFOs for a long time; they just didn’t really talk about it.
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Fugitive Chilean colonel arrested in Argentina on human rights violations
  + stars: | 2021-06-13 | by ( ) www.reuters.com sentiment -0.98   time to read: +1 min
Human rights activists with images of people who went missing during the dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet, attend a march and protest ahead of the anniversary of the country's 1973 military coup on September 11, in Santiago, Chile September 9, 2018. REUTERS/Ivan AlvaradoPolice in Argentina arrested a retired Chilean army colonel in Buenos Aires on Saturday after he fled neighboring Chile, where he was convicted of human rights violations committed during the dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet, Chilean authorities and local media reported. "Walter Klug Rivera was apprehended outside the ... hotel where he was staying, which he intended to leave in the next few hours in order to continue evading justice," Chile's police said on Twitter. More than 3,000 people died or disappeared in political violence during Pinochet's military regime from 1973 to 1990. The secret service and the army also tortured and drove into exile thousands of dissidents and leftists, truth commissions and police investigations have shown.
Persons: Augusto Pinochet, Ivan Alvarado, Walter Klug Rivera, Pinochet, Salvador Allende, Julián Ercolini Organizations: REUTERS, Ivan Alvarado Police, Chilean, Twitter, Thomson Locations: Santiago , Chile, Argentina, Chilean, Buenos Aires, Chile, Argentine
Chile's Sanchez out of Copa America group stage with foot injury
  + stars: | 2021-06-13 | by ( ) www.reuters.com sentiment -0.93   time to read: +1 min
Soccer Football - World Cup - South American Qualifiers - Argentina v Chile - Estadio Unico, Santiago del Estero, Argentina - June 3, 2021 Chile's Alexis Sánchez after sustaining an injury POOL via REUTERS/Agustin MarcarianChile forward Alexis Sanchez will miss the group stage of the Copa America due to a leg injury, the national team said in a statement late on Saturday. The 32-year-old was diagnosed with a muscle problem on his foot after training on Friday and will not travel to Brazil with the rest of the Chile squad for the tournament. "The estimated recovery time exceeds the first phase of the Copa America, for which the athlete will remain in his recovery process in Chile, with the medical team of the national team," the team said. Chile begin their Copa America campaign against Argentina at Rio de Janeiro's Nilton Santos stadium on Monday. They are also set to take on Bolivia, Paraguay and Uruguay in Group B.
Persons: Alexis Sánchez, Agustin Marcarian, Alexis Sanchez, Nilton Organizations: Soccer Football, Estadio Unico, Copa America, Argentina, Nilton Santos, Thomson Locations: Argentina, Chile, Santiago del Estero, Agustin Marcarian Chile, Brazil, Rio de, Bolivia, Paraguay, Uruguay
Covid News: Judge Dismisses Houston Hospital Workers’ Lawsuit Over Vaccine Mandate Experts worry a steep drop in testing will making tracking U.S. outbreaks harder. Judge dismisses Houston hospital workers’ lawsuit over vaccination mandate. A health care worker holding a vial containing doses of the Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine in Union City, N.J., in March. That mistake is most likely to blame for Emergent’s discovery in March that a batch of Johnson & Johnson vaccine had been contaminated with a key ingredient used to manufacture the AstraZeneca vaccine, the memo stated. decided that an additional 60 million Johnson & Johnson doses should not be used.
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Live Covid Live Updates: Moscow Orders Shut Down as Russia Battles New Wave of Cases Doctors in China report more severe cases in the country’s latest outbreak. Now, with Western countries emerging from lockdowns, Russia runs the risk of entering a vicious new wave of the virus. The regulator, in a statement issued on Friday evening, said that Emergent BioSolutions had made those doses at the same time as other batches of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine that were found to be contaminated with the harmless virus used to manufacture the AstraZeneca vaccine. U.S. regulators have put the Baltimore facility under a microscope since March, when they discovered that a major production mishap had resulted in the contamination of a batch of Johnson & Johnson vaccines. Commuters this month in New Delhi, which has been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic.
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Supporters of Peru's presidential candidate Keiko Fujimori gather outside the Palace of Justice, the seat of Peru's Supreme Court, during a demonstration in Lima, Peru June 12, 2021. "If the (electoral) jury analyzes this, the election will be flipped, dear friends," Fujimori told thousands of supporters, many waving Peru's red-and-white flag. But Fujimori this week has increasingly doubled down on allegations of fraud, saying supporters of Castillo stole votes in rural areas where she got no votes. On Saturday, Fujimori led a protest calling for the challenges to those 200,000 votes to be heard, an effort that Castillo has questioned. "We call for the (electoral jury) to guarantee and support a clean and just electoral process," Castillo tweeted on Friday night.
Persons: Keiko Fujimori, Alessandro Cinque, Fujimori, Pedro Castillo, Castillo, disqualifying Keiko, Fujimori's, Ronald Vertis, Alberto Fujimori Organizations: Justice, REUTERS, Saturday, Free, International, Twitter, Prosecutors, Marxist, Leninist, Thomson Locations: Peru's, Lima , Peru, Lima, Free Peru, Argentina, Bolivia, Peru, America
Eight Venezuela players test positive for COVID-19
  + stars: | 2021-06-12 | by ( ) www.reuters.com sentiment -0.96   time to read: +1 min
REUTERS/Pilar OlivaresEight Venezuela soccer players in Brazil for the Copa America have tested positive for COVID-19, health officials said on Saturday, a day before they meet the hosts in the tournament's opening game. The "members of the delegation include players and members of the backroom staff," said a statement from the Health Secretariat in Brasilia, where Sunday's game will take place. CONMEBOL said that in total 13 members of the Venezuela delegation tested positive. Venezuela said it was 11 and announced it was calling up an additional 16 players to join the squad for the month-long tournament. The Copa America, South America's equivalent of the European Championship, is due to run until July 10.
Persons: Pilar Olivares, Marcelo Quiroga Organizations: Nilton Santos, Venezuela, Copa America, Health, South American Football Confederation, CONMEBOL, Brazilian Health, Brazil, Sunday, Copa, European, Thomson Locations: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Brasilia, Venezuela, Argentina, United States, Copa America
They just wanted to show off their pride this June by displaying a flag. “So we were not expecting to create any type of buzz or are making a specific issue come to light, no pun intended. Courtesy Memo FachinoThe couple knew they wouldn’t be able to fly their Pride flag due to the new rule, which was officially put in place in May. But the couple still wanted to show off their pride. A few years ago, when they were allowed to fly the rainbow Pride flag, they found a note in their mailbox.
Persons: Fachino, Lance Mier didn’t, ” Fachino, , ” Mier, Lance Mier, Mier weren’t, it's, , I’m, Mier Organizations: Facebook, NBC, Twitter Locations: Racine , Wisconsin, Argentina
“Stateless" follows Rosa Iris Diendomi, a young Dominican attorney and immigration advocate of Haitian descent, as she struggles to run for Congress in the Dominican Republic. Though the government, amid international pressure, took measures in 2014 to allow children born in the Dominican Republic and certain others to apply for citizenship, thousands have been deported from the Dominican Republic, including many with valid claims to Dominican citizenship. On camera, Stephenson connects the racial tensions from the island’s past with the current racial politics of the Dominican Republic. It describes the 1937 Perejil Massacre that executed thousands of Haitians and Dominicans of Haitian decent living in the Dominican Republic. “The number of stateless individuals in the Dominican Republic is zero,” he said.
Persons: Michèle Stephenson, Stephenson, Rosa Iris Diendomi, , ” Diendomi, Diendomi, Moraime, , Trujillo, Sténio Vincent, , Danilo Medina, Americas —, “ It’s, Napoleon’s, ” It’s, It’s Organizations: Tribeca, NBC News, Dominican Supreme, Associated, The New York Times, Dominican State Department, Dominican, Thomas Aquinas University, Santo, Harvard University, Blacks, el gran libertador, NBC, Facebook, Twitter Locations: Dominican Republic, Haiti, Canada, Argentina, Americas, Panamanian, Haitian, Dominican, Hispaniola, , U.S, Blacks, Santo Domingo, Jamestown, Latin America, United States, el gran, Spanish
A five-year-old video of the Fraser River Plume in the Strait of Georgia in Canada is being shared online as if to represent the Atlantic and Pacific oceans meeting off the southern tip of South America. Recent versions claiming the footage shows the Pacific and Atlantic oceans meeting off of Tierra del Fuego archipelago in the southernmost tips of Argentina and Chile can be seen here and here . The videos show two expansive bodies of water that appear not to be mixing, creating an incredible natural phenomenon. The original YouTube video, seen here and of much higher quality than the recent versions recirculating, was posted by Maryan Pearson. The video does not show the Atlantic and Pacific oceans meeting near South America; the miscaptioned video shows the Fraser River Plume flowing into the Pacific Ocean in Canada.
Persons: Plume, Maryan Pearson, Pearson, , Read Organizations: YouTube, Pacific, Ocean Networks, University of Victoria, Geographic, BC Ferries, Reuters Locations: Strait, Georgia, Canada, South America, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina, Chile, British Columbia, Horn, Fraser, Nanaimo, Vancouver, Duke
Japan's Astomos Energy buys carbon-neutral LPG cargo from Shell
  + stars: | 2021-06-11 | by ( ) www.reuters.com sentiment -0.99   time to read: +1 min
A Shell logo is seen at a gas station in Buenos Aires, Argentina, March 12, 2018. REUTERS/Marcos Brindicci/File PhotoAstomos Energy Corp, Japan's biggest importer and wholesaler of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), said on Friday it had signed to buy from Royal Dutch Shell (RDSa.L) a cargo of LPG with offset carbon emissions. The purchase of carbon neutral LPG cargo at the scale of the Very Large Gas Carriers (VLGC) is believed to be the world's first case, Astomos said in a statement. Shell will use carbon credits from its nature-based projects to offset lifecycle CO2 emissions generated across the value chain from production to consumption, including transportation, Astomos said. Carbon neutral fuel typically involves companies supporting nature-based projects that reduce emissions to offset those generated from exploration and production activities.
Persons: Marcos Brindicci, Astomos, refiner Idemitsu Organizations: REUTERS, Astomos Energy Corp, Japan's, Royal, Shell, Gas Carriers, refiner Idemitsu Kosan, Mitsubishi Corp, Tokyo Gas Co, South Korea's GS Energy, Taiwan's CPC Corp, China National Offshore Oil Corp, Thomson Locations: Buenos Aires, Argentina, Shell, South
Particularly coming out of World War II, the Soviet Union and the United States were the global leaders in vaccine science. So while the technology was developed in the United States, there just was no way to test this in the United States. And they visited with American scientists and asked for a sample of this new polio vaccine to bring back to the Soviet Union. And the live polio vaccine sample was carried to the Soviet Union by one account in the pocket of Mikhail Chumakov. And they decide that they will provide the live polio vaccine to their own young children on sugar cubes.
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Danijel Harmnicar, owner of house bought for 1 HRK, works in yard in village Legrad, Croatia, June 10, 2021. "We turned into a border town with few transport connections to other places. For its first attempt, the town marketed 19 empty houses and abandoned construction sites at the price of one kuna ($0.16) each, the mayor said. However, immigration is complex in Croatia, so for now the town is keeping it local, according to Sabolic. He said employment opportunities for newcomers include jobs in food production, wood processing and metal processing industries.
Persons: Danijel Harmnicar, Antonio Bronic, Ivan Sabolic, Sabolic Organizations: REUTERS, Austro, Thomson Locations: Legrad, Croatia, Hungarian, Hungary, habitants, Russia, Ukraine, Turkey, Argentina, Colombia
(CNN) You can thank Netflix executive Carolina Garcia for helping bring shows like "Stranger Things" and "Chilling Adventures of Sabrina" to the streaming screen, but everyone else can thank Jack Bauer for Carolina Garcia. "Netflix has become very aware of where we as a company need to be better and have committed actual dollars to helping funnel that," Garcia said. Too often, Garcia said, Latinx stories are centered on pain or trauma, which is far from the whole story of the culture. This debate -- for example, whether only Latinx creators should tell Latinx stories -- is a complex one with heated opinions on both sides. Carolina Garcia, Director of Original Series at Netflix, wants to see Latinx stories and creators elevated.
Persons: Carolina Garcia, Sabrina, Jack Bauer, Garcia, Kiefer Sutherland, toma el toro, we've, It's, White, Black, someone's, I'm, Carolina Garcia Job, I've, Dion, Dana Walden, Brian Wright, Cindy Holland, Bela Baharia, Olga Merediz, Abuela Claudia, Manuel Garcia, He's, Jenna Ortega, Melissa Barrera, Edgar Ramirez, isn't Organizations: CNN, Netflix, Juilliard, Century Fox Television, Fox, Angeles Latino, Film Institute, National Association of, Independent, Walt Disney Television, Lincoln Lawyer Locations: Argentina, Claremont , California, Hollywood
Mexico's president recently a "mega raffle" with 22 prizes valued at $12.5 million, the proceeds of which will be used for COVID-19 vaccines. Among the goods being given away are mansions that belonged to two of Mexico's most well known cartel bosses: Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán and Amado Carrillo Fuentes. The property, seized more than 20 years ago, is over 32,000 square feet and has an indoor pool, nine bedrooms, several Jacuzzis and saunas, a wine cellar, and a party salon. ReutersGuzmán was one of the most notorious and elusive of Mexico's drug kingpins until his final arrest in Mexico in 2016. Many of Carrillo Fuentes' properties have met the same fate that Guzmán's now face.
Persons: Guzmán, Amado Carrillo Fuentes, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, Lopez Obrador, Reforma Carrillo Fuentes, Fuentes, El Chapo's, Miguel de, Diego Maradona, Reuters Guzmán, Chapo, Consuelo Loera, Daniel Becerril, Carrillo Fuentes —, El, , Carrillo Fuentes, Guzmán's, Casa Versace Organizations: Sinaloa Cartel, COVID, Institute, Goods, AP, Estadio Azteca, Mexico City, Miguel de la Madrid, Reuters, Boeing, Forbes, REUTERS Locations: Ciudad Juarez, MEXICO, Sinaloa, Mexican, Mexico City, Jardines, Culiacán, Mexico's, El, Mexico, Argentina, Guzmán, Culiacan, Mazatlán, Miramar, Badiraguato, Hermosillo, Sonora, Jalisco, Carrillo's
Peru's presidential candidate Pedro Castillo addresses supporters from the headquarters of the "Free Peru" party, in Lima, Peru June 10, 2021. REUTERS/Angela PonceThe leader of the socialist party that appears poised to win Peru's presidential election claimed "victory" on Friday with its candidate Pedro Castillo holding a razor-thin over right-wing Keiko Fujimori. "Several presidents in the world are congratulating the victory of Pedro Castillo, in other words, he has solid international legitimacy," wrote Vladimir Cerron, the leader of the Free Peru party, on Twitter. The election has bitterly divided Peruvians, with higher-income citizens supporting Fujimori while low-income ones supported Castillo. He was not a member of the Free Peru party before his presidency run.
Persons: Pedro Castillo, Angela Ponce, Keiko Fujimori, Castillo, Fujimori, Vladimir Cerron, Alberto Fujimori, Pedro Francke Organizations: REUTERS, Free, Twitter, Thomson Locations: Peru, Lima , Peru, Argentina, Bolivia, Free Peru, Cuba
Now in their mid-30s, Maddock and Weir are each worth about $400 million and oversee a business with 27,500 employees worldwide. TaskUs provides customer support services to fast-growing tech companies including Uber, Netflix, Coinbase and Zoom. High school summer partiesMaddock and Weir became best friends two decades ago while attending Santa Monica High School, a few blocks from one of California's most famous beaches. TaskUs started working with Uber in 2013, reviewing and onboarding drivers, according to the prospectus. Over time, TaskUs started handling fraud, compliance and customer safety needs for Coinbase.
Persons: Bryce Maddock, Jaspar Weir, Maddock, Weir, TaskUs, Uber, bitcoin, Erich Schlegel Organizations: Nasdaq, Uber, Netflix, Revenue, Santa Monica High School, University of Southern, New York University, Still, Buenos Aires, San Locations: California, Argentina, Texas, Weir, University of Southern California, New, Los Angeles, Buenos, Philippines, Manila, San Francisco, U.S, India, Mexico, Santa Monica, San Antonio, New Braunfels, . New Braunfels, New Braunfels , Texas, Austin
Peru's presidential candidate Pedro Castillo addresses supporters from the headquarters of the "Free Peru" party, in Lima, Peru June 10, 2021. REUTERS/Angela PoncePeru's election front-runner Pedro Castillo called on his supporters to "stay alert" on Friday as legal wrangles over the ultra-close vote count ignited tensions in the Andean nation with his socialist party seemingly poised for victory. Vladimir Cerron, the Marxist-Leninist head of Castillo's Free Peru party, was even more strident, saying on Twitter that "the people must rise up" in defense of the vote. "Several presidents in the world are congratulating the victory of Pedro Castillo, in other words, he has solid international legitimacy," Cerron wrote. read moreCastillo was not a member of the Free Peru party before his presidency run.
Persons: Pedro Castillo, Angela Ponce Peru's, Castillo, Keiko Fujimori, Vladimir Cerron, Fujimori, Cerron, Alberto Fujimori, Pedro Francke Organizations: REUTERS, Marxist, Castillo's Free, Free, Thomson Locations: Peru, Lima , Peru, Castillo's Free Peru, Argentina, Bolivia, Cuba, Free Peru
The European Central Bank kept stimulus taps wide open at its meeting. MSCI's index of EM currencies was flat with Brazil's real reversing early gains as attention turned to next week's central bank meeting. Mexico's peso erased early losses after a reshuffle of the central bank governor and finance minister on Wednesday, to rise 0.2%. Mexican Finance Minister Arturo Herrera was tapped on Wednesday by President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador to lead the central bank, while economist Rogelio Ramirez de la O, a close ally, was appointed finance minister. Chile's peso edged higher after a central bank poll showed the Chilean economy surged 15.2% in May and 14.7% in the second quarter.
Persons: Susan Mathew, Shreyashi Sanyal, Pedro Castillo, Keiko Fujimori, Scott Brown, Raymond James, Jair Bolsonaro, Stocks, Arturo Herrera, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, Rogelio Ramirez de la, Socialist Castillo, Fujimori, Nick Macfie, Alistair Bell Organizations: Markets, Federal Reserve, European Central Bank, Mexican Finance, Citi Research, Socialist, Mexico IPC, Argentina MerVal, Colombia COLCAP, Chile Locations: Florida, Sao Paulo, Chilean, Brazil, Mexico, Chile, Argentina, Colombia, Peru, Bengaluru
"The Mexicans came from the Indians, the Brazilians came from the jungle, but we Argentines came from the ships. And they were ships that came from Europe," Fernandez said, referring to the country's many European migrants. The comments sparked a viral response on social media, with many criticizing Fernandez for racial insensitivity. Brazilian media ran Fernandez's statements on Wednesday and many on social media joked that right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro would enjoy getting back at the left-wing Argentine leader. The only text in tweet was the word "JUNGLE" in capital letters, flanked by a Brazilian flag emoji.
Persons: Alberto Fernandez, Pedro Sanchez, Fernandez, Lito Nebbia, Jair Bolsonaro, Bolsonaro, Eduardo Bolsonaro, Netizens, Barbara Bongiovanni Organizations: Twitter, Argentine, YouTube, NBC, Facebook Locations: American, Europe, Brazilian, Argentina
Surging food import costs threaten world's poorest, FAO warns
  + stars: | 2021-06-10 | by ( Gus Trompiz | ) www.reuters.com + 0.00   time to read: +3 min
The world's food import bill, including shipping costs, is projected to reach $1.715 trillion this year, up 12% from $1.530 trillion in 2020, the FAO said in its twice-yearly Food Outlook report on Thursday. Nations classed as Low-Income Food-Deficit Countries by the FAO are forecast to see food import costs jump 20% this year, with tourism-reliant economies in a particularly precarious position, the agency said. read moreThe FAO's monthly food price index hit a 10-year high in May, reflecting sharp rises for cereals, vegetable oils and sugar. read moreA separate index of food import costs, including freight costs that have also soared, reached a record in March this year, surpassing levels seen during previous food price spikes in 2006-2008 and 2010-2012, the FAO said. A strong volume increase for staple food imports last year had already driven up global import costs by 3%, to a record high.
Persons: Danish Siddiqui, Josef Schmidhuber, Schmidhuber Organizations: REUTERS, Danish, . Food Agency, Food and Agriculture Organization, FAO, Reuters, Food, Nations, International, Thomson Locations: Mumbai, India, Yemen, Nigeria, Argentina, Russia, China
Novak Djokovic toils, will face Rafael Nadal in French semis
  + stars: | 2021-06-10 | by ( ) www.reuters.com + 0.00   time to read: +4 min
1 Novak Djokovic defeated Matteo Berrettini in the quarterfinals of the French Open on Wednesday to set up another date with Rafael Nadal. Djokovic and Berrettini were asked to leave the court in the middle of the fourth set while the fans were cleared. It was a lot of intensity," said Djokovic, who let out a roar when the match was completed. In the first quarterfinal, third-seeded Nadal defeated 10th-seeded Diego Schwartzman of Argentina 6-3, 4-6, 6-4, 6-0 in two hours, 45 minutes. Djokovic leads Nadal 29-28 overall, but Nadal is 10-6 vs. Djokovic in Grand Slam events, including a 7-1 mark at Roland Garros.
Persons: Novak Djokovic, Matteo Berrettini, Rafael Nadal, Roland Garros, Philippe Chatrier, Djokovic, Berrettini, I'm, Nadal, Diego Schwartzman, Schwartzman, Roger, Federer, Raffa, I've, Adrian Mannarino, James Duckworth, Dominik Koepfer, Jurij Rodionov, Peter Gojowczyk, Yannick Hanfmann, Spain's Feliciano Lopez, Alexei Popyrin, Sam Querrey, Switzerland's Dominic Stephan Stricker, Moldova's Radu Albot, Britain's Jordan Thompson, Guido Pella of Organizations: Serbian, Djokovic, Wimbledon, British, Thomson Locations: Argentina, France, Stuttgart, Germany, Austria, Great Britain, Turkey, Guido Pella of Argentina
Live Covid Live Updates: Despite Shots and Incentives, Vaccine Rates Lag in Southern U.S. Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi have the lowest inoculation levels in the country, increasing the risk of virus surges there. Credit... Elijah Baylis for The New York Times NASHVILLE — Public health departments have held vaccine clinics at churches. And millions of Johnson & Johnson vaccine doses will expire nationwide this month, prompting some governors to issue urgent pleas that health providers use them soon. Rick Rojas andVaccines cannot come too soon for regions like Latin America, the W.H.O. It is not yet clear which countries the 500 million vaccine doses would be supplied to, but Latin America is among the regions where the need is urgent.
Persons: Elijah Baylis, , Jeanne Marrazzo, Mark Horne, Johnson, Rick Rojas, Juan Ignacio Roncoroni, Carissa, Etienne, Biden, Dr, ” Dr, Organizations: ., The New York Times, Public, NASCAR, University of Alabama, Mississippi State Medical Association, Facebook, RIO, JANEIRO —, World Health Organization, Pan American Health Organization, Pfizer, Center for Systems Science, Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, West Bank Locations: Southern U.S . Alabama , Louisiana, Mississippi, Southern U.S, Forest , Miss, United States, Alabama, Louisiana, Birmingham, India, Appalachia, Memphis, America, Buenos Aires, JANEIRO, Latin America, , Caribbean, Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, South, Southeast Asia, Africa, Gaza, Central America
The Brooklyn Man Who Set Out to Track Every Jew Lost to Covid
  + stars: | 2021-06-10 | by ( John Leland | ) www.nytimes.com + 0.96   time to read: +1 min
“The conventional demarcation line between life and death, that the demise of the body represents an absolute end to life — we prefer to focus on the soul’s next stage,” Rabbi Shmotkin said. What can we learn from their lives to apply to our own?”It was early enough in the pandemic that each death made the news. The first confirmed Jewish death Mr. Reicher could find was on March 15. The names came from Israel, Argentina, England, Russia, Iran, but especially from Brooklyn, the source of 266 names so far. “These stories I was hearing from all over the world, they stuck with me: the names, the Holocaust survivors,” he said.
Persons: Zalman Shmotkin, , Rabbi Shmotkin, , Reicher, “ Daniel Scully, Organizations: Chicago Cubs Locations: Las Vegas, Williamsburg , Brooklyn, Morocco, Melbourne, New York, Israel, Argentina, England, Russia, Iran, Brooklyn
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