Health


15 die in botched vaccine campaign 15 die in botched vaccine campaign
- June 03, 2017

The World Health Organisation said it made a decision to continue the campaign - targeting more than two million children across the country - after it learned about the deaths. It was not immediately clear whether any United Nations officials were present at the time of the botched vaccinations. The minister said his ministry was investigating whether the team that vaccinated the children were qualified or trained for the immunisation campaign. (more...)
Smoke from fire kills 36 in Philippine casino attack
- June 02, 2017

A gunman stormed the crowded Manila casino early Friday. They died of suffocation. "This is not an act of terrorism", he said . Police said casino security shot and wounded the gunman, who then retreated to a hotel room and doused himself in gasoline and died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. (more...)
Modi hardsells India at 'Davos of the East'
- June 02, 2017

In his remarks, the Prime Minister thanked President Putin for the opportunity to be present at SPIEF, in the handsome city of St. Petersburg . Speaking on the state of Indian economy, PM said that India is growing at a rapid pace and various credit rating agencies across the world are unanimously pointing in the same direction. (more...)
EU, China united on climate, still divided over trade EU, China united on climate, still divided over trade
- June 02, 2017

But India and China contended that their economies, which are less developed than the USA, aren't yet ready to cut emissions in absolute terms . While China needs European Union technical know-how to reduce the pollution blighting its cities, the European Union is looking to Beijing to take action against emissions blamed for increased droughts, rising seas and other affects of climate change. (more...)
Companies That Bid On Border Wall Would Be Punished Under California Bill Companies That Bid On Border Wall Would Be Punished Under California Bill
- June 02, 2017

Under legislative rules, it would have died if it failed to clear the Senate this week. However, because it now doesn't have a financing plan, the bill would require a second vote and require two-thirds approval in both houses if the Assembly decides to attach a tax increase to fund it. (more...)
City halls and landmarks turn green in support of Paris climate deal
- June 02, 2017

Their argument to exit the climate deal is primarily economic: closing coal-fired power plants, imposing punishing regulations on industry, or forcing businesses to use more renewable energy would be too costly in the short term - a theme Trump returned to frequently in his announcement on Thursday. (more...)
Fighting Climate Change Is 'Global Consensus' Fighting Climate Change Is 'Global Consensus'
- June 02, 2017

China, long recognized as the world's dominant trading power, now hopes that by showing leadership on the fight against climate change it can translate its economic might into yet greater political influence. "Once China's development reaches a certain level, it has to move to a sustainable model, that means we have to push green development", he said. She also said it was important for non-government organisations to work in China to strengthen civil rights. (more...)
Reggae star Damian Marley, others buy control of High Times Reggae star Damian Marley, others buy control of High Times
- June 02, 2017

Oreva Capital purchased majority shareholdings in the longstanding cannabis culture publication, buying 60% of the company for roughly $42 million. After Forçade's death in 1978, the magazine's parent company, Trans High Corporation (THC) operated as a trust until 2000 when, according to CelebStoner, the company was broken up into privately held shares. (more...)
Las Vegas sex toy warehouse robbed: 30000 condoms, other items taken Las Vegas sex toy warehouse robbed: 30000 condoms, other items taken
- June 02, 2017

LELO , a Sweden-based sex toy company with a storage facility in Las Vegas, has law enforcement on the hunt for criminals with lots and lots of rubber on their hands. We could have done the sponsorship or something. "But hey, with 33 HUGO™ prostate massagers, we suppose one thing is true: these slippery crims can happily go fuck themselves". (more...)
Tim Cook: I asked Trump to stick with Paris climate deal
- June 02, 2017

In December 2015, 195 countries agreed on a broad range of goals to combat climate change. "It is already changing our daily lives but it is global", Macron said. European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said the decision was "seriously wrong". Exxon CEO Darren Woods wrote Trump a personal letter earlier this month asking him to remain in the pact, saying it ensures the U.S. (more...)
Nigeria move two places up in June Fifa ranking Nigeria move two places up in June Fifa ranking
- June 02, 2017

Nigeria are now 4th in Africa, according to the latest FIFA/Cocacola world ranking released today. Meanwhile, the Super Eagles will on Thursday in France take on the Hawks of Togo in an global friendly before returning back to Nigeria to round-up preparations for the South Africa game. (more...)
PM Narendra Modi, Russian President Vladimir Putin hold talks on wide-ranging issues PM Narendra Modi, Russian President Vladimir Putin hold talks on wide-ranging issues
- June 02, 2017

President Vladimir Putin says that Russia's military deployments on a group of Pacific islands also claimed by Japan have been caused by concerns about the USA military buildup in the region. "We will work together to further develop the potential for cooperation in the diamond industry.We will also intensify our joint efforts to counter undisclosed synthetic stones entering diamond market and to support the development of generic marketing programmes for diamonds", the two leaders said. (more...)
Macron denounces Trump's decision to withdraw from Paris climate accord Macron denounces Trump's decision to withdraw from Paris climate accord
- June 02, 2017

The BBC's Rajini Vaidyanathan in Washington says the move will be welcomed by many Trump supporters, as for them this is less about science - and more about sending a signal to so-called global elites. In Berlin, Chancellor Angela Merkel expressed "regret" at the decision, and called for a continuation of "climate policies which preserve our world". (more...)
China's media calls Trump's withdrawal from Paris accord 'global setback' China's media calls Trump's withdrawal from Paris accord 'global setback'
- June 02, 2017

Goldman Sachs' CEO Lloyd Blankfein took to Twitter for the first time ever to say the decisions was "a setback for the environment and for the US's leadership position in the world". was not made to pay a disproportionate cost. Trump himself kept everyone in suspense, saying he was still listening to "a lot of people both ways". Nicaraguan lead envoy Paul Oquist called the Paris agreement "a path to failure" that lets big polluters off the hook when speaking to Climate Home on the ... (more...)
Obama Is Not Happy About Trump's Paris Decision
- June 02, 2017

Brown was joined in signing the statement by Washington Governor Jay Inslee and New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. At the Paris conferences, the countries, that have adopted the Paris climate agreement , submit comprehensive national climate action plans (INDCs). (more...)
Gatland claims Henry 'lost half the team on day one' Gatland claims Henry 'lost half the team on day one'
- June 02, 2017

Harlequins prop Kyle Sinckler is yet to start a match for England across his eight Test caps, but has now claimed the first Lions starting shirt available on the tour. "The Maori game is important for us", said Gatland. "I don't care how we win, if we won every game 3-0 I'd bite your arm off", he said. The Welshman wasn't named in the first match of the 2013 Tour but this time around, Warburton needs to prove his fitness. (more...)
Modi, Putin talks in Russia - Top Developments
- June 02, 2017

Addressing the media jointly with the President of Government of Spain Mariano Rajoy in Madrid , he said, the two countries can cooperate in several areas including infrastructure. In an interview to news agency PTI , the head of the world's largest nation also said that India should have no reason to be anxious about the military engagement between Russian Federation and Pakistan because the "country doesn't maintain any healthy relations with the Islamic nation". (more...)
Reynolds, Fisher collectibles up for auction, home for sale Reynolds, Fisher collectibles up for auction, home for sale
- June 02, 2017

The real estate firm Williams & Williams Estates will be handling the property sale. The Profiles in History auction house announced Thursday they will auctioning off, among other items, Reynolds' Singin In The Rain costume and Fisher's Star Wars memorabilia in September. (more...)
United States 'turning its back on science' after Trump's Paris Agreement withdrawal United States 'turning its back on science' after Trump's Paris Agreement withdrawal
- June 02, 2017

Trump formally announced his decision to leave the historic worldwide agreement after months of teasing the action. "As someone who cares deeply about our environment, I can not in good conscience support a deal which punishes the United States ", he said . (more...)
Gianforte Wins Montana Vote Despite 'Body Slam' Charge Gianforte Wins Montana Vote Despite 'Body Slam' Charge
- June 02, 2017

The vote occurred in the aftermath Gianforte's physical assault of a reporter attempting to ask a question about the Republican health care bill. Montana's Republican senator and House Speaker Paul Ryan had called on Gianforte to apologize on Thursday. (more...)

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