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Jan 17 2021

Reports that Brazil rejected Russian Covid-19 vaccine are ‘inaccurate’, Sputnik V sponsor says, after approval hiccup

Moscow says Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine has not been rejected by Brazilian drugs regulators, contrary to some media reports, and that they have simply requested additional paperwork required to authorize its emergency use. The Brazilian Health Regulatory Agency (Anvisa) announced on Saturday that it had returned a request for the emergency use of Sputnik V to the applicant, pharmaceutical company Uniao Quimica. The paperwork submitted by the firm did not meet the “minimum requirements for submission and analysis by Anvisa,” the regulator said. The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF), which funded the development of the vaccine and is Uniao Quimica’s …

Jan 17 2021

Temperatures to drop, rainy weather in most regions

Related Articles Damascus, SANA- Temperatures tend to drop to become around average or slightly below as the country is affected by a superficial low air pressure accompanied by southwestern air currents in the upper layers of the atmosphere. Meteorology Department expected in its Sunday bulletin that the weather will be partly cloudy to rainy in most regions and the rainfalls will be heavy and they will be accompanied by thunder sometimes, while snow will fall over the high mountain. The wind will be southwesterly with a moderate speed and active gusts exceeding 75 km per hour, while the sea waves …

Jan 17 2021

In Video: Expansion Of China’s High-Speed Rail Network 2003-2020

Donate The expansion of the high-speed rail network is a visual demonstration of the economic growth and super-projects that have been steadily making China the world’s leading power. [embedded content] MORE ON THE TOPIC: Donate FORUM

Jan 17 2021

Sweat up some electricity! See how Singapore researchers bring sustainability to the next level

Sweat was seen performing as a new sustainable source of energy at the National University of Singapore, Thursday. A membrane, or a so-called film, absorbs the evaporating sweat of its wearer as well as moisture from the air, producing electricity. “So basically when the materials absorb the moisture from the sweat, true evaporation process, the material itself turns into electrolytes and with two metallic electrodes placed across the sample, it acts like a battery, therefore it enables to power up our electronic gadgets,” Associate Professor Tan Swee Ching explained. According to reports, the membrane is made of cobalt chloride and …

Jan 17 2021

One more European firm caves to US pressure on Nord Stream 2 project – media

One of the largest insurers in Switzerland, Zurich Insurance Group, has decided to sever ties with the Russian-led Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project amid US sanctions pressure, according to media reports. The company’s plans to turn its back on the $11 billion project were revealed by Bloomberg and Reuters. The insurance provider could become the third firm to ditch the gas pipeline in the final stages of construction in less than three weeks, following similar steps by Norwegian certifier Det Norske Veritas Holding AS and Danish engineering firm Ramboll. Zurich Insurance declined to comment on the potential pull-out from …

Jan 17 2021

Expected Provocation: Globalists’ Puppet Navalny Declares Aim To Return To Russia

Donate ILLUSTRATIVE IMAGE The sun of Russian pro-Western grant-suckers, Alexei Navalny, has declared an aim to return to Russia despite the potential arrest that he faced due to his violation of the terms of a suspended prison sentence for embezzlement (Navalny is currently in Germany, while the terms of his suspended prison sentence ban him from leaving the country). Navalny, who miraculously survived the poisoning with the ‘deadly chemical weapon’ Novichok (spoiler – no, even according to the revealed OPCW data), is set to fly back to Moscow from Berlin on January 17. Western MSM and Russian anti-government media together …

Jan 17 2021

German FM says vaccinated people should be exempt from some Covid-19 restrictions

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas has called for Covid-19 restrictions for those who have been vaccinated to be relaxed, saying they should get their rights back, as well as business owners who can reopen to serve them. In an interview with German tabloid Bild on Sunday, Maas proposed allowing vaccinated Germans to go back to normal, arguing that “If there are only vaccinated people in a restaurant or a cinema, they can no longer endanger each other.” Vaccinated people should be able to exercise their basic rights again The lifting of restrictions would enable restaurants, cinemas, theaters, and museums – …

Jan 17 2021

A person martyred, three wounded by fires of unknown persons, explosive device blast, Quneitra countryside

Quneitra, SANA-One person was martyred on Saturday evening and three others were wounded in an explosive device blast and by fires of unknown persons in the vicinity of al-Baath city and in al-Qusaybah village in Quneitra countryside. SANA’s reporter said that an explosive device planted by unknown persons went off in the village of al-Qusaybah in Quneitra southern countryside as one person was martyred. In the vicinity of al-Baath city in the northern countryside, SANA reporter said that three people were wounded as unknown persons opened fire on them near the flower nursery on al- Hamidiya-al-Baath City road. Manar Salameh …

Jan 17 2021

‘If Liverpool were top of the Premier League, Klopp wouldn’t speak about penalties!’ Man United legend Kanchelskis to RT

By Danny Armstrong Danny Armstrong is a Moscow-based British journalist, reporter and presenter for RT Sport. Follow him on Twitter @DannyWArmstrong Andrei Kanchelskis has rejected Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp’s claims that Manchester United have been awarded an abnormal amount of penalties, claiming the German wouldn’t be complaining if he was top of the league, not United. Man United are top of the league and now they talk about penalties, free kicks, corners, blah blah blah. This is not correct. Klopp has made the point he believes Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side, who sit top of the Premier League table ahead of Liverpool …

Jan 17 2021

Trigger Finger for Armageddon: Trump and the Thermonuclear Monarchy

Donate ILLUSTRATIVE IMAGE Submitted by Dr. Binoy Kampmark It is the sort of breezy, skimpy and careless reasoning that is laying the ground for the Biden Republic. A person, kicked off a social media babbling platform and having the means to incinerate the human race multiple times over, seen as corollaries of each other.  There should be an obvious difference, but Silicon Valley has managed to make public and political commentary on President Donald Trump’s access (or not) to Twitter and the codes for nuclear weapons codes somehow equivalent. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is certainly of the view that Trump …

Jan 17 2021

Gunmen kill 2 female Afghan judges in targeted attack in Kabul

Two female judges have been gunned down by unidentified assailants in Kabul, the latest in a string of attacks that have rocked Afghanistan’s capital amid peace talks with the Taliban. The women were ambushed and killed as they were driving to work at the supreme court, a spokesman for the court told the media. The driver of the vehicle was wounded in the attack.  No one has claimed responsibility for the attack yet.  Local media published a video purportedly showing the aftermath of the ambush. The footage shows a car in the middle of the street, with shards of glass, …

Jan 17 2021

Biden To ‘Immediately’ Send Congress Bill That Would Offer Citizenship To 11 Million Illegals

Donate Originally appeared at ZeroHedge President-elect Joe Biden will ‘immediately’ send a legislative package to Congress which would provide a pathway to citizenship for some 11 million illegal immigrants, according to the Los Angeles Times, according to “immigrants rights activists in communication with the Biden-Harris transition team.” The bill would also provide a shorter pathway to citizenship for hundreds of thousands of people living in the United States under a temporary protected status and/or who qualify under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program who were brought into the US as children. And in what the Times calls a …

Jan 17 2021

Israeli occupation forces arrest a Palestinian in Bethlehem

Occupied Jerusalem, SANA- Israeli occupation forces on Sunday arrested a Palestinian in Bethlehem city in the West Bank. Wafa News Agency said that the occupation forces stormed al- Karkafa area in the city center and arrested a Palestinian. On Saturday, the Israeli occupation forces arrested 3 Palestinians in the West Bank. Manar Salameh/ Ruaa al-Jazaeri FORUM

Jan 17 2021

China may topple US as world’s largest economy sooner than expected

The world’s second-largest economy China’s GDP is projected to expand 8.2 percent this year, continuing to outpace global peers including the United States, according to a Bloomberg survey of economists. China is the only major economy to have avoided contraction in 2020. It is now on course to pass the US as the biggest economy in 2028, said Homi Kharas, deputy director for the global economy and development program at the Brookings Institution. That is two years faster than he had previously estimated. The country’s share of the world economy rose at the fastest pace this century. Statistics showed that …

Jan 17 2021

Chile: Quilpue fires cause huge damage as 25,000 locals evacuated

Police, firefighters, army helicopters and emergency services were deployed in Quilpue on Saturday as authorities still attempt to contain the flames from forest fires that have been raging through the region. Authorities ordered the immediate evacuation of 25,000 people in Valparaiso and Quilpue on Friday. On Saturday the Mayor of Valparaiso confirmed that the fires in Quilpue were still not under control and thus they could not authorise the return of evacuees. “Most of the people left leaving their things, for example, one neighbour has 11 puppies and had to leave and could not take 11 dogs. For them it …

Jan 17 2021

USA: 500 Wisconsin National Guard soldiers head to DC to boost security ahead of Biden’s inauguration

Approximately 500 Wisconsin Guard Soldiers and Airmen packed their gear and boarded multiple flights bound for Washington DC early on Saturday morning from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Members of the National Guard from the 32nd ‘Red Arrow’ infantry brigade combat team, the 115th fighter wing and the 128th air refueling wing, who provided the aircraft, were seen loading equipment and boarding KC-135 aircraft en route to Washington DC. The National Guard announced last week that it will send over 21,000 troops from all over the US in order to increase security for January 20th when President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration will take place. …

Jan 17 2021

Frankfurt Airport’s evacuation sparked by man shouting ‘I will kill you all, Allahu Akbar’, when confronted for not wearing mask

German police have taken into custody a Slovenian man who refused to wear a mask at the Frankfurt airport and threatened to kill everybody, thus prompting an evacuation of parts of the building and the train station’s closure. Frankfurt Airport’s Terminal 1, along with its adjacent train station, was shut down on Saturday evening amid a large-scale law enforcement operation, involving both state and federal police.  It was reported initially that the evacuation was triggered by a piece of abandoned luggage. In an update on Sunday, however, police said that the disruption stems from an encounter between a maskless 38-year-old …

Jan 17 2021

Honduras/Guatemala: Thousands of US-bound migrants break through police line, cross border

Thousands of Honduran migrants have managed to enter Guatemalan soil and travel the east of the country in search of the border with Mexico, and with the ultimate goal of reaching the US, on Saturday. The migrant caravan, made up of men, women, children and the elderly, is seen marching towards a line of soldier guarding the El Florido border checkpoint to prevent their entrance into Guatemalan territory. After an attempt of dialogue with the soldiers, the migrants broke through the line and marched into the country. The migrants were then seen moving forward on the road, en route to …

Jan 17 2021

Brazil: Patient relatives deplore lack of oxygen supplies in Manaus hospitals amid COVID surge

The health crisis is worsening in Manaus as reports decry a lack in oxygen supplies and hospitals reaching their limits. On Saturday, patient relatives lined up to get oxygen cylinders from a private company, outside Hospital 28 de Agosto. “It is so sad what we see. We are today in a situation that is so hard. We are showing an image of how the world is in agony [due to a] lack of oxygen,” deplored Abraao Nascimento, a local. “Hospitals are packed, we are treating patients home, they will die home,” said Camilo Santana, a patient relative. Daily records of …

Jan 17 2021

Media sounds the alarm as man nabbed in DC with pistol, 500 rounds of AMMO & ‘fake pass’ . . .neglects to tell rest of the story

CNN and others rushed to report the arrest of a man at Washington’s ‘checkpoint’ with a pistol, 500 rounds of ammunition and a “fake” inauguration pass. The man said he was a security guard, and has been released. “There’s very disturbing breaking news here in Washington. CNN reports U.S Capitol Police arrested a Virginia man with fake inaugural credentials, a loaded gun and over 500 rounds of ammunition,” CNN’s Wolf Blitzer reported, saying there would be special coverage from the channel on the incident. There’s very disturbing breaking news here in Washington. @CNN reports U.S. Capitol Police arrested a Virginia …

Jan 17 2021

USA: DC streets quiet after installation of security measures for Biden’s inauguration

Streets were almost empty in Washington DC on Saturday after fences, barricades, and roadblocks have been installed in preparation for President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration next Wednesday. “I’ve lived here all my life, pretty much. I think that what they’re doing is taking the necessary steps to keep us safe, and I do feel safe with the extra precautions, regardless of what may happen,” said local resident Bradley. A massive US National Guard presence spent the latter part of the week erecting the security measures. The National Guard announced that it will send over 21,000 troops from around the US in …

Jan 17 2021

Germany: Taxi drivers offer free rides to Berlin vaccination centre for thousands of pensioners

Thousands of free taxi rides to and from Berlin’s Arena venue vaccination centre have been offered to Berliners aged 80 and over. Footage filmed on Saturday shows taxi drivers assisting the pensioners across town and back. The initiative is being funded by the local senate, working together with the local taxi association. “Once everyone that should be vaccinated have all been vaccinated, then we can reach herd immunity. Then we can say we helped with curbing the pandemic and were a part of it, of course we feel happy about that,” explained taxi driver Goran Djukic after driving his neighbour …

Jan 17 2021

India: Healthcare workers first in line to receive COVID-19 vaccine in New Delhi

India’s massive COVID-19 vaccination drive was launched on Saturday, with healthcare workers seen getting a jab at Lok Nayak Hospital in New Delhi. The vaccines administered were either Oxford University and AstraZeneca’s Covishield vaccine or Covaxin, developed by the Indian pharmaceutical company Bharat Biotech. Patients were not given the choice. As explained by Priyakanth Sharma, the supervisor for the COVID-19 vaccine drive at the hospital, healthcare workers will be prioritised. The immense operation to vaccinate India’s 1.4 billion population, began with 100 people to be vaccinated in each of the 3,006 vaccination sites on the first day. Some 165,714 people …

Jan 17 2021

Argentina: Thousands demand freedom for activist Milagro Sala on fifth anniversary of her arrest

Thousands took to the streets of Buenos Aires on Saturday to demand the release of Argentine activist Milagro Sala on the fifth anniversary of her arrest. Protesters were seen marching through the city with flags, and throwing trash bags in front of the capital’s Supreme Court building. The general secretary of ‘We are all homeland’ Analia Iraola explained that the protesters were throwing garbage bags because the court has become the ” trash dump of democracy.” Sala, who is the leader of the Argentine political organisation Tupac Amaru, was arrested in January 16, 2016 in Jujuy, accused of instigating riots …

Jan 17 2021

Israel: Hundreds of anti-Netanyahu protesters rally outside his residence

More protests denouncing Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu took place underneath his residency in Jerusalem on Saturday. The demonstrators renewed their weekly protests against Netanyahu, demanding he loses his reelection campaign amid corruption charges against him and his alleged mishandling of the COVID-19 crisis. “There is no chance. The country won’t let it happen. Netanyahu can not be reelected. He proves over and over and said in his own voice that coronavirus is used by him for his political needs, how can you keep quiet about that,” stated protester Anat Michal. The Israeli prime minister has been charged with bribery, …

Jan 17 2021

USA: Biden announces key members of science team

US President-elect Joe Biden announced key members of his administration’s science team, during a press conference held in Wilmington, Delaware on Saturday. As the presidential science advisor and the director of the office of science and technology President-elect Biden nominated Dr. Eric Lander. “He’s a pioneer in the scientific community, the principal leader of the human genome project. It’s not hyperbole to suggest that Dr. Lander’s work has changed the course of human history,” stated Biden. Throughout the press conference both Biden and Vice-President-elect Kamala Harris reiterated their plans to embrace science and technology. “The science behind climate change is …

Jan 16 2021

Over 7,000-strong migrant caravan inches closer to US border as Biden vows to end Trump’s asylum policies

Caravans with thousands of Central American migrants reportedly are trekking toward the Mexican border on their way to the US, where they expect to find friendlier policies after President-elect Joe Biden takes office next week. About 7,000 to 8,000 migrants have entered Guatemala from Honduras in just the past day, Reuters reported, citing Guatemala’s immigration authority. Video footage shows thousands of people forcing their way through a police cordon as they cross the border into Guatemala. [embedded content] Two migrant groups with well over 5,000 people are working their way toward the US, including the one that has already breached …

Jan 16 2021

France: Protesters take to Paris streets to condemn ‘extremely dangerous’ security bill

Opponents of the ‘Global Security’ bill took to the streets of Paris on Saturday, in spite of snowy conditions. Protesters were out against a proposed bill which includes articles banning the public from filming police officers in the line of duty, raising concerns on the wider movement against police brutality. Critics argue that it will lead to less police accountability. Priscillia Ludosky, one of the founders of the Yellow Vest movement, condemned several ‘liberticidal’ articles included in the bill. “Article 25 allows law armed enforcement officers to enter public spaces outside of their working hours, it is extremely dangerous. For …

Jan 16 2021

Switzerland: UN announces breakthrough in Libya talks

After The Libyan Political Dialogue Forum’s (LPDF) Advisory Committee had been meeting at Geneva’s Palais des Nations on since Thursday, the UN announced major progress during a press conference at the end of talks on Saturday. “I believe this decision reached today is the best possible compromise, as this proposal respects the regional dimension, and it indeed encourages people to work across the divide and across regions,” stated deputy head of the UN support mission in Libya Stephanie Williams. The meeting with the 18 member LPDF committee, consisting of all the social diversities in Libya, aimed at agreeing on a …

Jan 16 2021

Bosnia and Herzegovina: Migrants in Bihac take shelter in abandoned factory despite cold

About 50 to 80 stranded migrants have taken shelter in an abandoned ironworks factory in Bihac, as seen on Saturday. Most of them have been hiding from the police and are facing a harsh living environment, in this abandoned building that is exposed to freezing temperatures. They do not wish to return to the burnt-out Lipa camp, citing even harsher living conditions than in their current configuration. Sleeping in light tents inside the abandoned factory, the migrants did not seem to have proper winter clothing or shoes to protect them from the cold. They also deplored limited supply of food …

Jan 16 2021

Reporter who tried to cancel NFL coaching candidate for anti-gay remark in college is outed for his own racist, homophobic tweets

A reporter who delved deep into the past of Detroit Lions head coach candidate Dan Campbell to find an anti-gay comment made in college has been outed on Twitter for more recent remarks of his own that were homophobic and racist. A Detroit Free-Press article on Friday detailed how Campbell, speaking at a pep rally in 1998 before his Texas A&M University team took on arch-rival the University of Texas, said he was proud to attend a school where “men like women and women like men.” He later issued an apology, which was published in a local newspaper. The resurfacing …

Jan 16 2021

France: Parisians sled and ski down Montmartre slopes after snowfall

With the arrival of the first snow of the year in the French capital, Parisians brought skis and sledges to the slopes of Montmartre on Saturday. Locals could also be seen rolling down the slopes beneath the Sacre Coeur Basilica, as well as building snowmen. Two friends, Tom and Amaury, said they took this opportunity to grab their skis and come to Montmartre to enjoy the snow, as per a promise they had made each other about five or six years ago. “I woke up this morning and saw that it started to snow a bit, I called him and …

Jan 16 2021

‘America is back’: Biden fills State Department slots with more Obama vets, including Ukraine ‘coup plotter’ Victoria Nuland

President-elect Joe Biden is getting the old interventionist-foreign-policy team back together, including Ukraine coup engineer Victoria Nuland, signaling a hardline Russia stance as he fills out top posts in the State Department. “These leaders are trusted at home and respected around the world, and their nominations signal that America is back and ready to lead the world, not retreat from it,”Biden said on Saturday in a statement announcing his picks to fill top positions under his nominee for secretary of state, Anthony Blinken. Also on rt.com Biden signals US return to full-on globalism and foreign meddling by picking interventionist Anthony …

Jan 16 2021

France: Police use tear gas as thousands rally against security bill in Nantes

Tear gas and a water cannon were deployed by police as thousands of protesters came out to demonstrate in Nantes against the French government’s proposed ‘global security’ bill on Saturday. The protest went ahead despite the ongoing global COVID-19 crisis and restrictions in place due to the pandemic. With the COVID-19 vaccination programme having already started in France, authorities announced a 18:00 (17:00 GMT) nation-wide curfew on Thursday in a bid to stop the spread of the virus, with Saturday being the first of at least 15 expected days of the newly implemented restrictions. The French authorities announced late last …

Jan 16 2021

France: Anti-immigration ‘Paris Pride’ gather with torches outside Parisian church

The Anti-immigration ‘Paris Pride’ group gathered outside the Saint-Etienne-du-Mont church in Paris on Saturday to honour the patron saint of Paris. The demonstrators can be seen outside the church, lighting torches, and standing with umbrellas in the rain. Many were not wearing masks. Traditionally ‘Paris Pride’ and far-right youth group Generation Identitaire take part in an annual torchlit march through the capital. Last year, several hundred protesters attended. The tradition began in 2005. A Ruptly journalist was attacked when he approached some of the protesters for an interview, but managed to escape without serious injuries. The Generation Identitaire group has …

Jan 16 2021

USA: National Guard checkpoints set up in Washington DC ahead of inauguration

National Guard troops could be seen manning a checkpoint in Washington DC on Saturday amid tight security in the US capital ahead of next week’s presidential inauguration. President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris are set to be officially inaugurated on Wednesday, January 20, at the Capitol building in a significantly down-scaled ceremony due to the coronavirus pandemic, with limited crowds and virtual events scheduled to take place. Security is also being beefed up in the wake of the deadly riots at the US Capitol earlier in January, the number of National Guards present in the city was increased …

Jan 16 2021

Argentina receives second batch of Russian Sputnik V vaccine against Covid-19 (VIDEO)

A plane carrying 300,000 more doses of Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine against the coronavirus has landed in Argentina’s capital Buenos Aires to allow the country to complete immunization of its frontline medics. The refrigerated containers with the vaccine were delivered on Saturday from Moscow by a special flight of the Latin American country’s flagship carrier, Aerolineas Argentinas. [embedded content] “Those new doses represent the second component needed to conclude the vaccination after the first stage,” Gines Gonzalez Garcia, Argentina’s health minister, wrote on Twitter. Llegaron al país 300.000 nuevas dosis de vacunas para continuar con el Plan Estratégico de Vacunación que …

Jan 16 2021

Health Ministry: 92 new coronavirus cases registered, 69 cases recover, 7 pass away

Damascus, SANA- Health Ministry announced that 92 new coronavirus cases were registered in the country, and 69 patients infected with the virus have recovered while 7 others have passed away. In a statement on Saturday evening, the Ministry said that the total number of Coronavirus cases in the country reached up to 12,942, of which 6474 cases recovered and 824 passed away. The first Coronavirus case registered in Syria was reported on March 22nd last year and the first mortality was recorded one week later. Baraa Ali / Mazen Eyon FORUM

Jan 16 2021

Al-Karama tops, Tishreen and al-Jaish second in 12th round of Premier Football League

Provinces, SANA- By the goalless draw between al-Karama Football Team and Jabla team in the match held on Saturday on al-Basel Stadium in Homs, al-Karama topped within the competitions of Premier Football League, the12th and penultimate round, first leg. So, at the end of the 12th round, al-Karama remains in the lead with 28 points, followed by Tishreen and al-Jaish with 27 points for each, Hittin 23 points, al-Wahda 21, al-Talee’a 18, Jabla 17,al-Wathba 16,al-Ettihad 13, Hurjalla and al-Shurta with11 points for each ,al-Sahel 6, al-Hurria 5,and al-Futowa came last with 3 points. Baraa Ali / Mazen Eyon FORUM

Jan 16 2021

‘Show me something spectacular’: Dana White says Khabib COULD REVERSE retirement decision… if lightweight rivals impress

UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov has left the door open to reverse his retirement decision, UFC president Dana White has revealed. White met with Khabib on Friday at a UAE Warriors event in Abu Dhabi, as the internet melted down amid rumors and speculation of how their much-anticipated face-to-face meeting played out. Early on Saturday, White revealed that he would reveal the outcome of their conversation before the start of the main card at UFC on ABC 1, the promotion’s 2021 curtain-raiser on Fight Island. Also on rt.com Con crazy: Conor McGregor claims Khabib is SCARED of rematch, despite Russian’s …

Jan 16 2021

Italy: Researchers train COVID sniffing dogs for pilot project at Cuneo airport

Researchers were training coronavirus sniffing dogs at Cuneo Airport in Levaldigi on Saturday, as part of an initiative to use the canines to sniff out infected people arriving at the airport from February. The initiative is a collaboration between airport security company I-Sec and Finnish research start-up Nose Academy, which specialises in training dogs to detect human diseases by scent. Dogs have a highly superior sense of smell and, according to I-Sec Country Manager Barbara Sarfatti, “can decipher whether a person is positive for COVID or not. If he/she is asymptomatic they can recognise it, they can differentiate whether it …

Jan 16 2021

Austria: Protesters rally against COVID measures in Vienna

Protesters took to the streets of Vienna on Saturday, to protest against government measures introduced to curb the spread of COVID-19. The protest was called by the ‘Querdenken’ movement. Protesters called for the Austrian Prime Minister Sebastian Kurz to resign holding banners reading, “Kurz must go” and “Austria was free,” implying that its freedom status had changed. Jennifer Klauninger, one of the organisers of the protest said, “We are here today, against all these measures that take our lives, our freedom, our careers, the basis of existence, and now we just want to say no, now it’s over, now we’re …

Jan 16 2021

Spain: ‘The players are fully motivated’ – Athletic coach Marcelino Bielsa ahead of Super Cup final

Athletic Bilbao coach Marcelino Bielsa said that “the players are fully motivated, like cannons” on Saturday during a press conference in Seville, one day before the Spanish Super Cup final match against FC Barcelona. Bielsa explained that, unlike Barca, who are always “very close to winning several titles during the season,” Athletic has fewer possibilities and that is why the players are going to “give it all in the pitch for 90 minutes to try and win.“ Athletic player Inaki Williams commented on the possibility that Barcelona star Lionel Messi might not play the match due to an injury to …

Jan 16 2021

Russia To Withdraw 300 ‘Military Instructors’ From Central African Republic

Donate Russia has informed the UN that it will withdraw 300 “military instructors” from the Central African Republic (CAR), the France-Press Agency (AFP) reported on January 15. The Russian instructors were deployed, along with three to four helicopters, in the CAR during the country’s presidential elections last December. “The Russians have informed the UN that they will withdraw the troops and helicopters” an unnamed diplomat told the AFP. Another diplomat told the news agency that the Russian withdrawal plan was passed to the UN Sanctions Committee responsible for monitoring the arms embargo imposed on the CAR. According to the Russian …

Jan 16 2021

UK: Police make arrests as anti-lockdown demo hits Birmingham

At least four people were arrested in Birmingham on Saturday as a small demonstration took place against the UK government’s ongoing coronavirus lockdown measures. Some 30 demonstrators gathered outside St Martin’s Church after police enforced cordons around the initial planned protest location – Victoria Square in the city centre. Police could be seen actively pursuing some of the demonstrators before taking them away to vans following their arrests. The event was smaller than first planned and lasted around 90 minutes in total as officers dispersed the gathering. According to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University, the UK has had 359,398 …

Jan 16 2021

Tartous and Lattakia Ports closed due to bad weather

Lattakia, SANA- Directorate of Maritime Ports announced that the two ports of Lattakia and Tartous in addition to the Petroleum Downstream of Banyas were closed till further notice in the face of the maritime navigation due to the prevailing weather conditions, the high waves and the increase of the wind speed. Director General of Ports, Admiral Ammar Makhlouf, said in a statement to SANA that the Directorate also closed all the fishing and picnic ports on the Syrian coast due to the bad weather as well. Baraa Ali / Mazen Eyon FORUM

Jan 16 2021

Weird but wonderful Brazilian wax work sculptures of celebrities leave internet users shocked

Wax work statues by a Brazilian sculptor have gone viral on social media due to their total lack of resemblance to the world’s most celebrated stars. Users on social media have recently unearthed videos of the sculptures filmed at an exhibition 6 years ago. The wax works sculptures have had many chuckles, and was dubbed a ‘Brazilian horror story’ by one twitter user. The museum includes a variety of sculptures of famous figures from Marilyn Monroe to Michael Jackson, as seen in Rolandia, on Thursday. Sculptor Arlindo Armacollo appeared indifferent to the internet reviews, and even stated that he would …

Jan 16 2021

Iranian Ballistic Missiles Exploded ‘Dangerously Close’ To US Aircraft Carrier: Fox News

Donate FILE: Iran test-fires a Ghadr 1 class Shahab 3 long range missile in 2009, a missile defense analysts have said could hit Israel and U.S. bases in the Gulf. Ballistic missiles launched by Iran have landed ‘dangerously close’ to a commercial ship and  a US aircraft carrier in the Indian ocean, Fox News reported on January 16. A US official told the news network that at least one of the missiles landed 32 km away from the commercial ship. The official didn’t identify the vessel or provide any further details. Two others Iranian missiles landed 180 km away from …

Jan 16 2021

Argentina: Plane lands in Buenos Aires with another 300,000 doses of Russia’s ‘Sputnik V’ COVID vaccine

An Aerolineas Argentinas plane arrived on Saturday morning at Ezeiza International Airport, in Buenos Aires, with 300,000 doses of the Russian ‘Sputnik V’ coronavirus vaccine. The plane, an Airbus 330-200 with a crew of 20 people on board, took off from Moscow-Sheremetyevo airport on Friday, and it took a total of 16 hours and 31 minutes to reach the South American country. “The truth is that we are very happy to be part of this process that humanity is carrying out to be able to defeat this virus that is making our lives so complicated,” said Pablo Ceriani, president of …

Jan 16 2021

Spain: Barca coach Koeman says Messi will have ‘last word’ on whether to play Super Cup final

The coach of FC Barcelona said on Saturday that Lionel Messi would have ‘the last word’ on whether or not he would play in the Spanish Super Cup final against Athletic, at a press conference in Seville the day before the match. Koeman said they would wait to see how Messi felt after the last training session of the day, but they were “hopeful that he can be in the game tomorrow.” The player has an injury to the femoral biceps in his left leg, which makes him questionable for the match. Regarding the game, he explained that it is …