Police arrest Symmons pair

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Speyer and Hines square up for £175m Bank of England site

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Russia vows ‘promising’ virus vaccines in September

first_imgTopics : Russia said Wednesday that it plans to begin production of two “promising” coronavirus vaccines in September and October as Moscow races to develop a formula before Western countries.At a meeting chaired by President Vladimir Putin, Deputy Prime Minister Tatyana Golikova singled out two vaccines under development by a research institute in Moscow and a lab in Siberia.”Today there are two vaccines that are the most promising,” Golikova said. Production of the first, which is being tested by the Moscow-based Gamaleya institute and the defense ministry, is set for September, Golikova said.Another vaccine being developed by the Vektor State laboratory near the Siberian city of Novosibirsk should be launched in October, she added.Russia, which has the world’s fourth-largest coronavirus caseload, hopes to be the first country to produce a vaccine.Scientists in the West have raised concerns about the speed of development of Russian vaccines, suggesting that researchers might be cutting corners after coming under pressure from the authorities to deliver.center_img Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday said it was important to achieve a finished product in a “careful and balanced way.””One should be absolutely certain in a vaccine,” he said.Kirill Dmitriev, the head of Russia’s sovereign wealth fund which is financing the Gamaleya trials, said the country hoped to be the first to approve a vaccine.”It’s a Sputnik moment,” he told US broadcaster CNN, referring to the launch in 1957 of the world’s first space satellite by Russia. “Russia will have got there first,” Dmitriev forecast.Russia has reported more than 828,000 coronavirus cases and 13,600 deaths so far.last_img read more

Damen Shoalbuster for Herman Sr.

first_imgThe naming ceremony of Herman Sr. BV’s new shoalbuster TEDDY took place at Damen Shipyards Hardinxveld yesterday.This latest addition to the Senior BV fleet will allow the company to expand the services that it offers to the dredging, offshore wind and other sectors.Herman Sr. BV. is a third-generation, family-owned company based in Dordrecht, the Netherlands.Its fleet of Damen Shoalbusters and Multi Cats enables it to offer a wide range of marine services to its customers and it currently has vessels under contract in Latin America, the Middle East and Africa, as well as in Europe.Like the other models in its class, the Shoalbuster 2308 is an exceptionally rugged and versatile workboat, which, as its name suggests, is optimized for a wide range of shallow water operations as well as offshore activities.last_img read more

Al shabaab militants expected to escalate attacks during Ramadhan

first_imgSomalia unrest: Al-Shabaab militants take towns Related Muslims all over the world are marking the holy month of Ramadan. During this month, Muslims abstain from eating, drinking and having marital relations from dawn to dusk. Ideally, it is 30 days of spiritual revival for the Muslim faithful. But sadly for residents of Mogadishu, it’s also the time of the year to lie low. It’s the month Al-Qaeda linked Al Shabaab militants tend to step up their attacks Al Shabaab Militants target UAE officials in Mogadishu Somali forces killed 30 al-Shabaab militantslast_img

3 men caught in drug bust

first_imgSuspected shabu weighing about 26 grams valued at around P286,000 were seized from Norvic Nacanaynay, Efren Gonzaga and Michael Villanueva, police said.The suspects – all residents of the village – were caught after they sold suspected illegal drugs to an undercover officer for P500 around 11 p.m. on June 12, the police added.They were detained in the lockup facility of Police Station 2, facing charges for violation of Republic Act 9165, or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002./PN BACOLOD City – Police arrested three individuals in a drug buy-bust operation in Barangay 2.last_img

Premier League: Only players with COVID-19 will be quarantined

first_img Promoted ContentThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreWhat Is A Black Hole And Is It Dangerous For Us All?2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsBest Car Manufacturers In The WorldShocking Robots That Exist And Function Very Similar To Humans11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table Top6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually TrueTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The World9 Iconic Roles That Got Rejected By World Famous ActorsBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made7 Facts About Black Holes That Will Blow Your Mind Read Also: EPL stars cautioned over cars as clubs prepare strict COVID-19 protocols The question remains about what to do if a player tests once matches resume but the top-flight hopes this doesn’t mean the shutting down of the sport once again. The Premier League does hope that once its imposed its strict hygiene measures that this will allay the fears of many players. With games not to start until mid-June they hope that by then the government has lifted some of its lockdown restrictions to help ease players’ mindsets too. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Only individual Premier League players who test positive for coronavirus will be quarantined rather than whole squads as plans for Project Restart gather pace. According to the Telegraph, if a player does contract Covid-19 once the resumption of training has commenced then just that player and his family will go into isolation at their home. Only individual Premier League players, rather than squads, will be quarantined should they test positive for coronavirus once clubs return to training This enforced quarantine will last for 14 days before they are allowed to join up with their team-mates again. In a bid to be more thorough, around 35 players and members of staff will be tested twice a week. The issue surrounding this topic has been raised among various bodies alongside the Premier League, such as the Government, but it is believed that Public Health England will have the final say.Advertisement Next week, the Premier League will be involved in a teleconference with the Professional Footballers’ Association and the players captain group where the protocols for the sport to return will be laid out. The Premier League are pushing ahead with plans for ‘Project Restart’ with the aim for the top flight to resume on June 12 behind closed doors at neutral venues and with a long list of health and safety measures put place to safeguard player welfare.last_img read more

Does the President Have Total Authority During a National Emergency?

first_imgMonday, President Donald Trump falsely claimed that it will be his decision when the nation’s businesses will reopen during the coronavirus pandemic, and not a choice left to individual governors, according to the mainstream media.CNN and CNBC report that legal experts say Trump is wrong. For one, they note that U.S. law gives state governors wide latitude to protect the health and safety of their constituents. Secondly, they point out that Trump never declared a nationwide lockdown, so there’s no mechanism by which he could order a nationwide reopening now, namely. According to the U.S. National Emergency code, the president does have full authority to act if his declaration is supported by specified provisions of law.SUBCHAPTER III—EXERCISE OF EMERGENCY POWERS AND AUTHORITIES§1631. Declaration of national emergency by Executive order; authority; publication in Federal Register; transmittal to CongressWhen the President declares a national emergency, no powers or authorities made available by statute for use in the event of an emergency shall be exercised unless and until the President specifies the provisions of law under which he proposes that he, or other officers will act. Such specification may be made either in the declaration of a national emergency, or by one or more contemporaneous or subsequent Executive orders published in the Federal Register and transmitted to the Congress.(Pub. L. 94–412, title III, §301, Sept. 14, 1976, 90 Stat. 1257.)The Constitution does not expressly grant the President additional war powers or other powers in times of national emergency. However, many scholars think that the Framers implied these powers because the structural design of the Executive Branch enables it to act faster than the Legislative Branch. Nevertheless, because the Constitution remains silent on the issue, the Judiciary cannot grant these powers to the Executive Branch when it tries to wield them. The courts will only recognize a right of the Executive Branch to use emergency powers if Congress has granted such powers to the President.While the president believes he does have full authority per the US code he says he may not use it that he prefers to work with the governors in reopening the country state by state.President Trump promises that he will make an announcement and provide guidelines to re-open economy in the coming days.Read full U.S. National Emergency code here.last_img read more

ICC Announces schedule for Women’s World T20 Qualifiers

first_imgDubai: Defending champions Bangladesh will play Papua New Guinea while previous runners-up Ireland will take on Namibia on the opening day of the Women’s T20 World Cup Qualifier 2019 to be held in Scotland from August 31 to September 7.The league-cum-knockout tournament, which decides the two qualifiers for the Women’s T20 in Australia in 2020, will also see Scotland take on the USA and Thailand fight it out with the Netherlands, as all eight teams play on the opening day at the two venues — the Forfarshire Cricket Club in Dundee and the Arbroath Cricket Club. Namibia were named as a replacement for Zimbabwe, having finished second in the Africa regional qualifiers earlier this year, while the Netherlands (Europe), Papua New Guinea (East Asia-Pacific), Thailand (Asia) and the USA (Americas) made it after winning their respective qualifying events. Scotland qualified as hosts.The eight teams are divided into two groups to decide the semi-finalists, with the winners of the two semi-finals ensuring a place at the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2020 to be held in the Australian cities of Canberra, Melbourne, Perth, and Sydney from 21 February to 8 March next year. Bangladesh, Scotland, PNG and the USA form Group A, while Group B consists of Ireland, Thailand, Namibia, and the Netherlands. The teams also get to play a warm-up match each ahead of the tournament, on August 29. Both semi-finals (on 5 September) and the final will be played at the Forfarshire Cricket Club with the final to be played on September 7. IANS Also Read: ICC Test Rankings: Steven Smith Climbs after Twin Tonslast_img read more

Solochek: Spring seasons bring new hope

first_imgEvery winter, we hear bowl season is “the most wonderful time of the year.”But, despite having a few good games here and there, the bowl season isn’t all it is cracked up to be.Winter, in general, is one of the dreariest seasons in the sporting world. Football ends, and we are stuck with the interminable NBA season and the pre-conference season in college basketball, which is about as exciting as watching paint dry.Some may argue fall is the best season for sports because of the MLB playoffs and the beginning of football. But, if your baseball team has been out of contention since June and your football team is in a rebuilding year, fall can be as exciting for sports as treading through the snow in October.In winter, football ends and basketball is about halfway through their season. Sure, the conference races in NCAA basketball can be exciting, but when you balance that out with the snooze that is the NBA, the winter months can be pretty dull.Summer can be pretty dull as baseball enters the Dog Days, and we figure out who will finally become contenders come fall. Sadly, that is all to cheer for during the summer, unless it happens to be a leap year and election year. Then we get the Summer Olympics, which not only reintroduces us to swimming and track, but also brings out the patriot in all of us.Sadly, if it isn’t an Olympic year, baseball can get pretty boring, especially if your team has managed to run itself out of the playoff race before the leaves turn.That brings us to spring when the weather warms up, school winds down and almost all of the best things in sports happen at once. In March, we get “The Big Dance” and the excitement that March Madness brings. For three weeks, we see the joy of the mid-majors upsetting basketball giants and, conversely, the sadness on the faces of those who expected excellence but came up short.If the emotional roller coaster that is the NCAA tournament is not your style, then watching the pros hit the links might be more enjoyable. April brings the Masters, the best golf tournament of the season. There is nothing better than spending the weekend on the couch, watching Tiger sink puts over the rolling greens of Augusta trying to approach golf immortality by attempting to win his fifth Masters after winning the U.S. Open on a hobbled knee.Of course, no season would be complete without some kind of football. Spring brings the NFL Draft, which is good for two reasons. First, the future of one NFL franchise can be decided with 13 words from commissioner Roger Goodell: “With the first pick of the NFL Draft the (insert franchise here) selects…”Not only do teams decide on where to place the money on their future, but we also finally get the end of ESPN’s and Sports Illustrated’s draft coverage. When all is said and done, the ESPN will send Mel Kiper Jr. and Todd McShay back to their homes and we don’t have to hear their endless speculation.But neither March Madness nor the Masters nor the NFL Draft can top the best event of the spring — Opening Day.For baseball fans, Opening Day and the beginning of the baseball season is a time of renewal. It is a time of renewed hope that your team will finally make the push to October. It is a time when spirits are renewed because we can finally go outside to watch a sporting event instead of being stuck to the confines of the stadium or our couches.If spring sports are not enough to renew your hope and spirit, I don’t know what will, unless you are without a baseball team. Then, I guess you must suffer through endless highlights and “Web Gems” until the football preseason starts in the beginning of August.Ben Solochek is a senior majoring in journalism and history. Feel better now that spring is finally here? Want to discuss who will win this weekend’s Masters tournament? E-mail him at bsolochek@badgerherald.com.last_img read more