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Did You See What the Liberian Olympic Team Is Wearing?
  + stars: | 2021-07-23 | by ( Vanessa Friedman | Shane O Neill | ) www.nytimes.com + 0.00   time to read: +17 min
Doug Mills/The New York TimesEven before arriving in Tokyo, the Liberian Olympic team was already winning. Yet the country has fielded a Summer Olympic team almost every year since 1956. “I had been talking about going for so long, and I was finally there, and it was mind-blowing,” said Mr. Clemens. Mr. Matadi said for the first time he feels like the Liberian team is getting what the American team and the Canadian team have always had simply as a matter of course. “Now they feel important.” Even beyond that, he added, he believes the Telfar clothes will have broader national and international repercussions.
Persons: Doug Mills, Telfar Clemens, Armani, Ben Sherman, Stella McCartney, Ralph Lauren, Giorgio Armani, Franck Fife, Felipe Oliveira Baptista, Xavier Laine, Great, Cameron Spencer, Michael Kappeler, Pedro Ugarte, Telfar, Clemens, Birkin, , Claudio Giovannini, Valerio Mezzanotti, Bushwick Birkin, Daniel Arnold, Ian Langsdon, Emmanuel Matadi, Matadi, Kouty, Mawenh, isn’t, Joseph Fahnbulleh, Ebony Morrison —, , ” Mr, , Babak Radboy, It’s, Ayodeji, Clemens ’, baring, They’re, Mary Jane one, Clemens wasn’t, Radboy, Fahnbulleh, “ I’ll, you’ve, Mr, Sha’Carri Richardson, ” “, “ We’ve, ’ ”, it’s, Aliza Aufrichtig, Eden Weingart, Adam Wolffbrandt Organizations: TELFAR, New York Times, Liberian Olympic, International Olympic Committee, Intel, Lacoste, Agence France, France, Getty, Team USA, World Bank, The New York Times, Liberian, Tokyo Olympics, Olympics, Nike, Reebok, Games, Adidas, American, Canadian Locations: LIBERIA, Liberia, Brooklyn, Tokyo, Rio de Janeiro, Italy, France, Britain, United States, Great Britain, West Africa, Liberian American, China, Portugal, Vietnam, Gown, It’s, New York
U.S. Senate panel hears from Chubb, others on insuring pandemic risk
  + stars: | 2021-07-22 | by ( Alwyn Scott | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -0.99   time to read: +2 min
Insurers have largely denied claims for business interruption caused by the pandemic, saying the virus did not cause the physical damage that policies require. Preparation and better response would shorten shutdowns and may allow insurers and government to share the risk, he added. Insurers also could help distribute government support without covering risk. One proposal would do nothing, noting that in hindsight, government support and stimulus largely healed the economy. “I hope that I’m not sitting here in the next pandemic hoping for another PPP,” she said.
Persons: Adenah Bayoh, , we’ve, ” Chubb, Evan Greenberg, Robert Hartwig, Bayoh, I’m Organizations: YORK, U.S, ” Chubb Ltd, House, University of South Locations: New Jersey, Liberia, United States, University of South Carolina
(Adds details on IDA fund, countries setting replenishment goal)WASHINGTON, July 15 (Reuters) - The World Bank said that leaders of 23 African countries on Thursday called for a largest-ever $100 billion replenishment of the International Development Association (IDA), the global lender’s fund for the world’s poorest countries. The leaders set the goal in a joint declaration after a summit meeting in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, the World Bank said in a statement. World Bank member countries normally replenish IDA every three years, setting its previous financing package at $82 billion to cover the 2021-2023 fiscal years. The World Bank aims to complete the 20th replenishment of IDA in December, covering the 2023-2025 fiscal years. The declaration here from the African leaders marks the first request for a $100 billion replenishment goal.
Persons: David Lawder, Chris Reese, Aurora Ellis Organizations: IDA, Bank, International Development Association, World Bank, Democratic Locations: WASHINGTON, Abidjan, Ivory Coast, Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Kenya, Liberia, Madagascar, Mauritania, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, Uganda, Rwanda, Senegal, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo
U.N. Security Council member Ambassador Hardeep Singh Puri of India (2nd L) speaks with Indian MINUL soldiers in Liberia May 22, 2012. STRAINRelations between Riyadh and New Delhi came under strain earlier this year after Puri's predecessor, Dharmendra Pradhan, blamed production cuts by Saudi Arabia and others for driving up oil prices. Rising oil imports require coordination between India's oil and foreign ministries, and Puri's diplomatic background will make it easier for him to do this, said Vivek Katju, a former Indian foreign minister. "Pradhan adequately used India's rising oil demand to lift the profile of the country among oil producers, especially among OPEC nations. Pradhan sold India as an investment opportunity for oil producers and not just a market for oil sales, Haq added.
Persons: Hardeep Singh, Thierry Gouegnon, Hardeep Singh Puri, Puri, Hardeep Puri, Ashok Sajjanhar, Narendra Modi, Sajjanhar, Dharmendra Pradhan, Vivek Katju, Katju, Pradhan, Ehsan Ul, Haq, Nidhi Verma, Mayank Bhardwaj, Gareth Jones Organizations: Security, REUTERS, UN, United Nations, Puri, Reuters, Sector, Refinitiv, Thomson Locations: Hardeep Singh Puri, India, Liberia, DELHI, New Delhi, Iran, Kazakhstan, United States, Saudi Arabia, Riyadh, Puri
Guinea declares end to Ebola outbreak that killed 12
  + stars: | 2021-06-19 | by ( ) www.reuters.com + 0.73   time to read: +1 min
A logo of the World Health Organization (WHO), is seen before a news conference in Geneva, Switzerland, June 25, 2020. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse/File PhotoCONAKRY, June 19 (Reuters) - An Ebola outbreak which started in Guinea in February, infecting 16 people and killing 12, has been declared over, the health ministry and the World Health Organization said on Saturday. "Based on the lessons learned from the 2014–16 outbreak and through rapid, coordinated response efforts... Guinea managed to control the outbreak and prevent its spread beyond its borders," WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said in a statement. The Ebola outbreak in 2014-2016 killed 11,300 people, mostly in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia.
Persons: Denis Balibouse, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Saliou, Bate Felix, John Stonestreet Organizations: World Health Organization, WHO, REUTERS, Health, Democratic, Thomson Locations: Geneva, Switzerland, CONAKRY, Guinea, Democratic Republic of Congo, Sierra Leone, Liberia
UAE to suspend entry from three countries, Dubai updates travel protocols
  + stars: | 2021-06-19 | by ( ) www.reuters.com sentiment -0.99   time to read: +2 min
The GCAA said the restrictions would also include transit passengers, with the exception of transit flights travelling to the UAE and bound for those countries. Cargo flights between those countries and the UAE will continue, as usual, the statement added. Those who are exempted will still have to take a PCR test at the airport and enter a mandatory 10-day quarantine. Travellers from India, who have valid residence visas and have received two doses of a UAE-approved vaccine, will also be allowed in the emirate. Meanwhile, travellers from Nigeria must only present a negative PCR test taken 48 hours prior to departure and will also undergo another PCR test on arrival in Dubai, WAM added.
Persons: Nir Elias CAIRO, WAM, GCAA, Nayera Abdallah, Mark Potter Organizations: United, United Arab Emirates, REUTERS, General Civil Aviation Authority, UAE, Dubai's, Disaster Management, Dubai, Thomson Locations: Abu Dhabi, United Arab, UAE, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Namibia, COVID, South Africa, India, Nigeria, Dubai
Swiss verdict due in Liberia war crimes trial for rape, cannibalism
  + stars: | 2021-06-18 | by ( Emma Farge | ) www.reuters.com + 0.00   time to read: +2 min
Switzerland's national flag is displayed on the Swiss Federal Criminal Court (Bundesstrafgericht) building in Bellinzona, Switzerland, December 3, 2020. REUTERS/Emma Farge/File PhotoGENEVA, June 18 (Reuters) - A Swiss court will rule on Friday whether a Liberian rebel commander committed rape, killings and an act of cannibalism in one of the only civil war-era cases from the West African country to ever go to trial. The case is also Switzerland's first war crimes trial in a civilian court. Taylor was sentenced for war crimes in 2012, but only for acts in neighbouring Sierra Leone. A 2011 Swiss law allows prosecution for serious crimes committed anywhere, under the principle of universal jurisdiction.
Persons: Emma Farge, Kosiah, ULIMO, Charles Taylor's, Alain Werner, Taylor, Chuckie, Liberians, Alex Richardson Organizations: Swiss Federal Criminal Court, REUTERS, Liberian, Federal, Thomson Locations: Bellinzona, Switzerland, GENEVA, West, Liberia, Swiss, Sierra Leone
How America quietly lost 2,700 ships
  + stars: | 2021-06-18 | by ( Rachel Premack | ) www.businessinsider.com + 0.00   time to read: +10 min
Since 1960, America's cargo fleet has fallen from 16% of the world's fleet to 0.2%. At the time ocean shipping took over the world, America gave up on the shipping industry. Some were sold off to other countries or were destroyed in the war, but many became our very own cargo ships. Throughout the 1960s and 1970s, taxpayers were spending billions per year to support the building and operating of American ships. How the wimpy American fleet points to the shipping crisisEven if there were more American ships, we would still have a global crisis.
Persons: It's, Salvatore Mercogliano, John D, McCown, Bettmann, Malcom McLean, Robert Nickelsberg, Reagan, Lloyd, Shilo Watts, Mercogliano, Gary Braasch Organizations: American, US Merchant Marine, Shipping, Management, McKinsey, Giants, America, US Maritime Commission, Maritime Commission, Department of Transportation, Maersk, French, CMA CGM, Marshall, United, Getty, wimpy American Locations: America, Asia, North America, Europe, United Kingdom, United States, Germany, America's, American, Port of Los Angeles, Danish, Panama, Liberia, United Arab Emirates, Marshall, China, South Korea, Osaka, Japan,
Delta COVID variant becoming globally dominant, WHO official says
  + stars: | 2021-06-18 | by ( ) www.reuters.com + 0.00   time to read: +3 min
A woman walks past an information sign amid the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Bolton, Britain, May 17, 2021. REUTERS/Phil Noble/File PhotoSummary Delta variant, first identified in India, fast becoming dominantWHO scientist had expected more from CureVac shot candidateAfrica trajectory 'concerning' amid dearth of vaccinesGENEVA, June 18 (Reuters) - The Delta variant of COVID-19, first identified in India, is becoming the globally dominant variant of the disease, the World Health Organization's chief scientist said on Friday. read moreBritain has reported a steep rise in infections with the Delta variant, while Germany's top public health official predicted it would rapidly become the dominant variant there despite rising vaccination rates. read moreThe Kremlin blamed a surge in COVID-19 cases on reluctance to have vaccinations and "nihilism" after record new infections in Moscow, mostly with the new Delta variant, fanned fears of a third wave. read more"The Delta variant is well on its way to becoming the dominant variant globally because of its increased transmissibility," Swaminathan told a news conference.
Persons: Phil Noble, CureVac, Soumya Swaminathan, Swaminathan, Mike Ryan, Ryan, John Miller, Giles Elgood, Catherine Evans, Michael Shields Organizations: REUTERS, Health Organization's, Kremlin, Pfizer, Moderna, WHO, Thomson Locations: Bolton, Britain, India, Africa, GENEVA, Moscow, German, Namibia, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Rwanda
Who's afraid of Naomi Wolf?
  + stars: | 2021-06-05 | by ( Ian Burrell | ) www.businessinsider.com + 0.00   time to read: +16 min
The academic scandal over her latest book Outrages: Sex, Censorship & The Criminalization of Love undermined her literary reputation, while raising serious questions about publishing ethics. But the whole thing erupted again early this year after Virago, Dr Wolf's British publisher, released the paperback edition with only minimal correction. Virago says that it is "satisfied that Naomi Wolf had her book checked by scholars of the period." Naomi Wolf and Alec Baldwin attend the premiere of "The End of America," a documentary adapted from Wolf's book of the same name, at the Hamptons International Film Festival in 2008. Shane Gritzinger/FilmMagic via Getty ImagesSome feminist writers who have followed Dr Wolf's career say her misuse of data is nothing new.
Persons: Wolf, Love, Naomi Wolf, Naomi, Bill Clinton, Al Gore, Rosie Boycott, Virago, Harold Bloom, Katha Pollitt, James Keivom, Getty Images Pollitt, Joe Biden, Benjamin Ramm, I've, Tucker, Donald Trump, Steve Bannon, Bannon, Jim Crow, John Addington Symonds, Wolf's, Mifflin Harcourt, Dr Robin Mitchell, Matt Lodder, Dr Matthew Sweet, Sweet, Baroness Helena Kennedy, Kennedy, Dr Wolf's, Fern Riddell, Riddell, Tim Hitchcock, Dr Wolf, Oxford, Alec Baldwin, Shane Gritzinger, Joan Smith, Misogynies, , George, Bush, Edward Snowden, Anthony Fauci, Bill Gates Organizations: Democratic Party, Freedoms, New York Times, Yale, Oxford, Britain's, Occupy Wall, New, Daily, Getty Images, America, Twitter, pharma, Fox News, Esquire, Wolf's University of Oxford, Century Britain, California State University Channel Islands, University of Essex, BBC, BBC's Broadcasting House, University of Sussex, Hamptons, Getty, Young Patriot, Scottish Locations: New York, America, Maine, Oregon, Mifflin, London, Britain, Dr Wolf's British, Oxford, San Francisco, City, Liberia, Manhattan
Mike Ryan, Executive Director of the World Health Organisation (WHO) attends a news conference on the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland May 3, 2019. REUTERS/Denis BalibouseThe World Health Organization, battling to coordinate the global response to the coronavirus pandemic, agreed on Monday to study recommendations for ambitious reforms made by independent experts to strengthen the agency. Health ministers from WHO's 194 member states will also meet from Nov. 29 to decide whether to launch negotiations on an international treaty aimed at boosting defences against any future pandemic. "A green light for this treaty process is the greatest commitment to learn from this crisis that this Assembly could have sent out. It the most effective way to make sure that the global health crisis becomes the final one," he said.
Persons: Mike Ryan, Denis Balibouse, Helen Clark, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Kümmel Organizations: World Health Organisation, WHO, Democratic, United Nations, REUTERS, World Health Organization, European Union, New Zealand, Thomson Locations: Democratic Republic of Congo, Geneva, Switzerland, WHO's, Liberia
REUTERS/Denis BalibouseThe head of the World Health Organization (WHO) called on Monday for launching negotiations this year on an international treaty to boost pandemic preparedness, as part of sweeping reforms envisioned by member states. The ministers from the WHO's 194 member states are to meet from Nov. 29 to decide whether to launch negotiations on the pandemic treaty. "The one recommendation that I believe will do most to strengthen both WHO and global health security is the recommendation for a treaty on pandemic preparedness and response," Tedros said. The WHO's Framework Convention on Tobacco Control - the world's first public health treaty - was clinched in 2003 after four years of negotiations. Chile's ambassador Frank Tressler Zamorano said on behalf of 60 countries that a pandemic treaty would help "heed the call by so many experts to reset the system".
Persons: Mike Ryan, Denis Balibouse, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Tedros, Scott Morrison, Frank Tressler Zamorano, Helen Clark, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Organizations: World Health Organisation, WHO, Democratic, United Nations, REUTERS, World Health Organization, Tobacco Control, European Union, New Zealand, Thomson Locations: Democratic Republic of Congo, Geneva, Switzerland, China, Liberia
Flipping the class structure, using breakout rooms, and hosting virtual speakers will continue. Some GSB courses are also exploring holding certain sessions in the virtual or hybrid modality to enhance the student experience. Here are several examples of new practices and initiatives the graduate school has designed to inform and guide future leaders. "For best results, it's essential to integrate the work students do during class time with the work students do outside of class," Lyo said. The virtual format also allowed Stanford faculty, staff, students, and alumni to tune into the GSB's popular "View From The Top" lecture series, which is normally restricted to enrolled GSB students.
Persons: Grace Lyo, Grace Lyo's, Feely, Lyo, Rod Kramer, Deborah Gruenfeld, Margaret Neale, Ashley Martin, there's, James Lattin, Lattin, Katherine Casey, Liz Walker, , Walker, Brian Lowery, Jim Yong Kim, Condoleezza Rice, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Lowery, Loretta Lynch, Jeff Flake, Deval Patrick, Rashad Robinson, it's, Rosalind Brewer, Eric Garcetti, Beth Ford Organizations: Stanford Graduate School of Business, COVID, , Stanford, Business, Society, World Bank, State, Starbucks, Land O'Lakes Inc Locations: Stanford, Liberia, Arizona, Massachusetts, Los Angeles
World Health Organization logo is reflected in a drop on a syringe needle in this illustration photo taken March 16, 2021. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File PhotoA new transparent global system should be set up for probing disease outbreaks, empowering the World Health Organization to deploy investigators at short-notice and reveal findings, a COVID-19 pandemic review panel said on Wednesday. read more"It is critical to have an empowered WHO," panel co-chair and former New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark told reporters on the launch of the report "COVID-19: Make it the Last Pandemic". But WHO's Emergency Committee should have declared an international health emergency at its first meeting on Jan. 22 instead of waiting until Jan. 30, the report said. The panel praised the "unstinting" efforts of WHO leadership and staff during the pandemic.
Persons: Dado Ruvic, Helen Clark, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Johnson Sirleaf, Clark, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Trump Organizations: REUTERS, World Health Organization, WHO, New Zealand, Diplomats, European Union, Taiwan Centers for Disease Control, World Trade Organization, WTO's, Property, Thomson Locations: China, Liberia, European, Wuhan, COVID
A proper global response could have averted the COVID-19 pandemic, a WHO-backed report found. The COVID-19 pandemic, and most of its death and devastation, could have been averted by a proper global response, a WHO-backed panel said on Wednesday. The report, by the Independent Panel for Pandemic Preparedness and Response, said that the resources and know-how to control the coronavirus existed all along, but world leaders failed to use them properly. The panel also admonished the International Health Regulations, the only legally binding set of rules to direct how countries respond to an international crisis. The report suggests "a fundamental transformation" to the system, co-chair Helen Clark, former Prime Minister of New Zealand, said.
Persons: Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Johnson Sirleaf, Helen Clark, Sirleaf Organizations: WHO, Independent, Pandemic Preparedness, Service, Concern, Financial Times, New, Health, Council Locations: Liberia, China, Wuhan, New Zealand
The top US commander in Africa recently said China's new naval pier in Djibouti could support an aircraft carrier. China's peacekeeping deployments in Africa are seen as a potential excuse to build up its military presence on the continent. About 12 km away, the US's Camp Lemonnier military base houses 3,400 personnel. He said the recently completed pier at the Chinese naval base in Djibouti was large enough to support an aircraft carrier. He said Beijing had been cautious about its next moves concerning naval bases in Africa.
Persons: Hu Jintao, Christopher Herwi Luke Patey, Patey, Stephen Townsend, Townsend, Sen, Robert Menendez, Xi Jinping, Thomson, Jeffrey Becker, Becker, Samuel Ramani, Ramani, Alfred de Montesquiou, David Shinn, George Washington, Shinn, John Calabrese, Calabrese, Richard Gowan, Gowan Organizations: Analysts, UN, REUTERS, Danish Institute for International Studies, Pentagon, US, US Africa Command, US Senate Armed, Committee, Liberation Army, US Department of Defence, Africa Cooperation, Pacific Security Affairs, Centre, Naval, University of Oxford, United Nations, George Washington University's Elliott School of International Affairs, PLA Navy, Asia, Initiative, Crisis Locations: Africa, Djibouti, Mandeb, Aden, United States, France, Japan, Italy, China, Monrovia, Liberia, Beijing, East, West, Southern Africa, South Africa, Kenya, Tanzania, Africa's, Namibia, Britain, Russia, Tome, Principe, Sudanese, Khartoum, US, Libya, Horn of Africa, East Africa, Mali, South Sudan
Ships, equipment in place to remove oil from stricken tanker in China
  + stars: | 2021-04-30 | by ( ) www.reuters.com sentiment -1.00   time to read: +1 min
Canadian Tire containers are seen near cranes at Qingdao port in Shandong province, China, following an oil spill in the Yellow Sea caused by a collision between tanker A Symphony and bulk vessel Sea Justice off the port, April 28, 2021. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia RawlinsShips and equipment needed to remove the remaining cargo from a stricken oil tanker near the Chinese port city of Qingdao are in place and work is expected to start later on Friday as weather conditions have improved, a maritime official told Reuters. The number of ships deployed for the oil spill clean-up has also risen to 21, the official from China's Maritime Safety Administration said, three days after hundreds of tonnes of oil spilled into the Yellow Sea following a collision in dense fog. Ships are prohibited from entering a 5-mile (8-km) radius from the stricken vessel, according to a notice from the Maritime Safety Administration. read moreThe tanker was at anchor when a collision took place with the bulk carrier Sea Justice on Tuesday.
Persons: Carlos Garcia Rawlins Organizations: REUTERS, Carlos Garcia Rawlins Ships, Reuters, China's Maritime Safety Administration, Maritime Safety Administration, Goodwood Ship Management, Thomson Locations: Qingdao, Shandong province, China, Liberia
Ships steer clear as oil spill clean-up continues off China's Qingdao port
  + stars: | 2021-04-29 | by ( ) www.reuters.com sentiment -1.00   time to read: +1 min
Fishing boats are seen off the coast of Qingdao, Shandong province, China, following an oil spill in the Yellow Sea caused by a collision between tanker A Symphony and bulk vessel Sea Justice off Qingdao port, April 28, 2021. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins/File PhotoShips steered clear of A Symphony on Thursday as an oil spill clean-up in the Yellow Sea near the Chinese port city of Qingdao continued, two days after a collision between the tanker and a bulk vessel in thick fog. The accident took place about 11 nautical miles south-east of Qingdao port and the impact caused a breach in its cargo tanks and ballast tanks. read moreShips have been instructed to stay at least 10 nautical miles away from the A Symphony. Bitumen mix, a blend of heavy crude oil and residue, is used by China's independent refiners as an alternative refining feedstock as it often incurs a lower import tax than crude oil.
Persons: Carlos Garcia Rawlins Organizations: REUTERS, Shandong Maritime Safety Administration, Reuters, Cheng International Resource, Thomson Locations: Qingdao, Shandong province, China, Shandong, Liberia, Hong Kong
Crews start clean-up of oil spill off China's Qingdao port
  + stars: | 2021-04-28 | by ( ) www.reuters.com sentiment -0.99   time to read: +2 min
Clean-up crews worked on Wednesday to contain an oil spill in the Yellow Sea near the Chinese port city of Qingdao, a day after a collision between a tanker carrying around a million barrels of bitumen mix and a bulk vessel in thick fog. "There are oil spill experts on the scene that have started clean-up operations," said a spokesman for Goodwood Ship Management, manager of the Liberia-flagged tanker, A Symphony, which was at anchor when involved in the collision with shipping vessel Sea Justice. read moreThe Shandong Maritime Safety Administration said on its Weibo account on Wednesday morning that the collision caused a "minor" spill. On Tuesday it told ships to stay at least 10 nautical miles from the A Symphony, but didn't provide details on how much oil has leaked. The 272 metre-long and 46 metre-wide oil tanker was sold in May 2019 to its new owners Symphony Shipholding SA and NGM Energy, Equasis data showed.
Organizations: Goodwood Ship Management, Shandong Maritime Safety Administration, Ministry, Ecology, Environment, Reuters, Cheng International Resource, Symphony Shipholding SA, NGM Energy, Thomson Locations: Qingdao, Liberia, Shandong, Hong Kong
A crude oil tanker is seen at Qingdao Port, Shandong province, China, April 21, 2019. "The oil spill came after a clash between two vessels," an official for China's Shandong Maritime Safety Administration told Reuters on condition of anonymity, confirming that no one was injured. It said emergency procedures on board the vessel were instigated to limit any spill and the vessel's oil spill response team was mobilised. The A Symphony, a Suezmax tanker, was last seen near the Qingdao port, live shipping data on Refinitiv Eikon showed. The 272 metre-long and 46 metre-wide oil tanker was sold in May 2019 to its new owners Symphony Shipholding SA and NGM Energy, Equasis data showed.
Persons: Jason Lee, Goodwood, Eikon Organizations: REUTERS, Goodwood Ship Management, Sea Justice, Shandong Maritime Safety Administration, Reuters, Run Cheng International Resource, Co, Symphony Shipholding SA, NGM Energy, Shipholding SA, Thomson Locations: Qingdao Port, Shandong province, China, Qingdao, Liberia, Shandong, Malacca, Malaysia
The Tragedy of Harry Uzoka
  + stars: | 2021-04-20 | by ( Alexis Okeowo | ) www.nytimes.com + 0.00   time to read: +5 min
“Harry was an early adopter of Instagram and naturally good on it,” Kennedy, the veteran talent scout, told me. Succeeding in an industry that valued beauty required male models to show aspects of themselves that could make them uneasy, like their femininity and vulnerability. In the community of Black male models, others looked up to Uzoka. “I really admired models like Harry, and I watched him,” Leonardo Taiwo, a London-born son of Nigerian immigrants who followed Uzoka into the business, said. “To the creative Black community, Harry was not only a model,” the stylist Akanbi told me.
Persons: ” Philipp Raheem, Virgil Abloh, ” James Scully, Harry, Instagram, “ Harry, ” Kennedy, he’d, , Uzoka, ” Egbon, Marshall, “ It’s, they’ve, there’s, piecing, Girls, Paulo Coelho’s, Leomie Anderson, , ” Leonardo Taiwo, Anderson, Akanbi, George Koh, Koh, Dean Cleary, Patterson, ” Cleary Organizations: Kanye West, Locations: London, Manchester, Liberia, Britain
BROOKLYN CENTER, Minn. — The ghost of Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, has come back to haunt the state’s most diverse town, local leaders say. The Earle Brown Heritage Center, Earle Brown Farm Apartments, Earle Brown Elementary School and other buildings bear his name. A gas station is boarded up after the previous night's unrest near the Brooklyn Center police station in Brooklyn Center, Minn., on April 14, 2021. This backstory leads to present-day Brooklyn Center, Wright’s killing and the protests. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Brooklyn Center is 29 percent Black, 16 percent Asian and nearly 14 percent Latino.
Persons: Daunte Wright, Kim Potter, Earle Brown, Brown, Earle, , Hill, Elizabeth Dorsey Hatle, Kerem Yucel, Wright, , Daunte, Derek Chauvin, George Floyd ., Jaylani Hussein, Hussein, Covid, ” Hussein, Ron White, Octavio Jones, Deon J, Gladys Greene, Greene, We've, Tara Drey, Jim Johnson, Johnson, Samantha Pree, doesn't Organizations: BROOKLYN, Minn, Brooklyn Center, Ku Klux, Earle Brown Heritage Center, Earle Brown Elementary School, NAACP, NBC, Minneapolis Star Tribune, Hennepin County, Ku Klux Klan, Klan, Brooklyn Center police, Getty, Brooklyn Center Elementary School, Browns, . Census, Islamic Relations, Brooklyn Center Police Department, Reuters Brooklyn Center, Volunteers, Hampton, Brooklyn Center High School, Gatorade, Honda, Walmart, Target, Brooklyn Center Community Schools, Facebook, Twitter Locations: Brooklyn, Brooklyn Center , Minnesota, Minnesota, Minneapolis, Hennepin, , AFP, North Minneapolis, Liberians, West Africa, Liberia
Mike Elliott, mayor of Brooklyn Center, Minn., talks to protesters reacting to the police killing of Daunte Wright, on Tuesday night. "As of this moment, I don't believe even one of our officers live in Brooklyn Center. Most of them migrated to Brooklyn Center and nearby Brooklyn Park, once all-white suburbs that have also become home to Hmong, Vietnamese and Somali immigrants. Elliott, the first person of color to be elected mayor of Brooklyn Center, was elated at his inauguration in 2019. "We represent the future of Minnesota," Elliott told the mostly Liberian American crowd celebrating with him at the Brooklyn Center Community Center.
Persons: Mike Elliott, Daunte Wright, Elliott, George Larson, Larson, Kim Potter, Wright, Getty Images Elliott, Tim Gannon, Potter, Wright's, Derek Chauvin, George Floyd, Paul Organizations: Liberian, Brooklyn Center, New, Chicago, Brooklyn Center High School, Minn, Anadolu Agency, Getty Images, Brooklyn Center Police Department, City Council, Police, International Institute of Minnesota, Hamline University, St, Liberian American, Brooklyn Center Community Center, Brooklyn Locations: Minneapolis, Brooklyn, New York City, Liberia, Brooklyn Center's, U.S, Africa, Minnesota, Somali
Ex-leaders, Nobel winners urge U.S. to back COVID vaccine waiver
  + stars: | 2021-04-14 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) www.reuters.com + 0.86   time to read: +2 min
FILE PHOTO: Former British Prime Minister, Gordon Brown, delivers a speech n central London, Britain May 21, 2016. REUTERS/Neil Hall/File PhotoLONDON (Reuters) - More than 60 former heads of state, including former leaders of Britain and France, and over 100 Nobel Prize winners called on U.S. President Joe Biden to back a waiver of intellectual property rules for COVID-19 vaccines. It said that, based on the current pace of vaccine production, most poor nations will have to wait until at least 2024 to achieve mass COVID-19 immunization. Other signatories included Francois Hollande, Mary Robinson, Fernando Henrique Cardoso, Juan Manuel Santos and Ellen Johnson Sirleaf - formerly presidents of France, Ireland, Brazil, Colombia and Liberia - and former New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark. The letter was coordinated by the People’s Vaccine Alliance, a coalition of more than 50 development organizations.
Persons: Gordon Brown, Neil Hall, Joe Biden, Biden, , , Joseph Stiglitz, Francois Hollande, Mary Robinson, Fernando Henrique Cardoso, Juan Manuel Santos, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Helen Clark Organizations: British, REUTERS, World Trade Organization, New Zealand, People’s Vaccine Locations: London, Britain, France, U.S, South Africa, India, Ireland, Brazil, Colombia, Liberia
Guinea detects Ebola case, resetting count to end of outbreak
  + stars: | 2021-04-02 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -0.99   time to read: +2 min
FILE PHOTO: A member of the French Red Cross disinfects the area around a motionless person suspected of carrying the Ebola virus as a crowd gathers in Forecariah, Guinea, January 30, 2015. REUTERS/Misha Hussain/File PhotoDAKAR (Reuters) - A case of Ebola has been diagnosed in Guinea, a health agency spokesman said on Friday, resetting a count that had begun last week to declaring the country free of the virus. The case was detected on Thursday in the southeastern town of Soulouta, less than 20 kilometers (12 miles) from where the current outbreak began in February. A total of 15 people have tested positive for Ebola in the West African nation and nine have died since the outbreak began. An Ebola outbreak is typically declared over once 42 days have passed following a second negative test of blood samples from the last confirmed case.
Persons: Misha Hussain, , Matshidiso Moeti Organizations: REUTERS, Health, Twitter, WHO Locations: Forecariah, Guinea, DAKAR, Soulouta, , West African, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Africa
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