Mauritius vaccination campaign ramps up

kizafair February 24, 2021 No Comments

Mauritius vaccination campaign ramps up

Mauritius has launched its vaccination programme and is prioritising health care workers, the elderly and around 25,000 islanders who work in the tourism sector. The government is readying itself to restart the tourism industry on the island and make it as safe as possible for guests. Mauritius has had one of the world’s best responses to the pandemic and the strict quarantine measures have meant there has been little disruption to social life in Mauritius since June 2020, with almost no known cases of community transmission. Entry restrictions and quarantine requirements are expected to ease gradually as the vaccination programme rolls out. It is also expected that tourists who have been vaccinated will soon be allowed to enter the country freely. Could COVID-19 vaccine become a pre-requisite for travel? Facebook Comments

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Japan extends ¥30 billion in loans to Mauritius after oil spill

kizafair February 23, 2021 No Comments

Japan extends ¥30 billion in loans to Mauritius after oil spill

Japan will extend up to ¥30 billion ($284 million) in loans to Mauritius to help its economy recover from the coronavirus pandemic and a major oil spill last year caused by a Japanese freighter. The agreement for the assistance was inked by Japanese Ambassador to Mauritius Shuichiro Kawaguchi and Renganaden Padayachy, Mauritius’ minister of finance, economic planning and development, in Port Louis, the Foreign Ministry said. They also signed a separate agreement under which Tokyo will offer grant aid of ¥600 million to help Mauritius’ efforts to boost disaster risk reduction at sea and enhance maritime security, according to the Japanese ministry. The oil spill in July last year off Mauritius hit the tourism and fisheries sectors in the country, which was already suffering from restrictions on the cross-border movement of people and goods due to the pandemic. Since the accident, Japan has dispatched investigative teams to compile an aid […]

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18 Ton Nephrite Jade Boulder Found in Canada

kizafair February 23, 2021 No Comments

18 Ton Nephrite Jade Boulder Found in Canada

The world’s largest pure gemstone quality jade named “Polar Pride” was discovered in British Columbia in the vicinity of Dease Lake. It weighed 18 tones, and see the photo of this rough stone below. Note that this is the largest jade every found of gemstone quality. This stone was afterward carved in Thailand and turned into a beautiful Jade Buddha for promotion of Universal Peace. Jade In British Columbia Jade was first identified in Canada by Chinese settlers in 1886 in British Columbia. At this time jade was considered worthless as they were searching for gold. Jade was not commercialized in Canada until the 1970s. The mining business Loex James Ltd., which was started by two Californians, began commercial mining of Canadian jade in 1972. There are over fifty known nephrite occurrences in British Columbia. These are located in the Cassiar, Cry and Dease Lake, and Mount Ogden areas, as well as in […]

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Bible prophecy is happening Today ! Water Flooded the Whole Earth | Philippines | Indonesia | Brazil | Africa

kizafair February 23, 2021 No Comments

Bible prophecy is happening Today ! Water Flooded the Whole Earth | Philippines | Indonesia | Brazil | Africa

Two people died and 4 are missing after a landslide caused a house to collapse in Santa Maria de Itabira. Other landslides and flooding also caused severe damage in the city. The flood situation in Greater Jakarta, Indonesia, has worsened over the last 2 days. As of 22 February as many as 5 people have died, 2 are missing and over 30,000 people displaced. As reported here, flooding struck in Greater Jakarta from 19 February, prompting 1,300 evacuations mostly in South and East Jakarta and also affecting parts of West Jakarta. Over 60,000 people were pre-emptively evacuated. As of 22 February, 12,825 families or 49,236 people remained in 308 evacuation centers. Roads and bridges have been closed and around 40 domestic flights were canceled. Surigao del Norte (15,872 people affected) and Surigao del Sur (32,583 affected) in Caraga Region are the worst affected areas. Over 100,000 people have been affected […]

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Budget Uber service now available across South Africa

kizafair February 23, 2021 No Comments

Budget Uber service now available across South Africa

Uber South Africa has announced its budget e-hailing ride service UberNam has been renamed to UberGo and is now available nationwide. “We are excited to announce that UberGo, a low-cost product available in Port Elizabeth since 2017, has become a permanent option across South Africa,” the company stated. “We have therefore decided to change the name of UberNam to UberGo, to follow Uber global standards,” the company stated. Uber said that the product’s previous name had also led to confusion regarding another ride-sharing product UberPool, which is not yet available in South Africa. Starting from Monday 22 February, South African users will see the UberGo option instead of UberNam when they open the Uber app. The service will be run alongside Uber’s current ride-hailing products – the standard UberX service, UberVan, and its luxury UberBlack offering. Smaller cars mean better prices MyBroadband previously compared the UberNam service with Bolt’s own affordable e-hailing option which […]

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Facebook vs. Australia — Canadian media could be the next target for ban

kizafair February 23, 2021 No Comments

Facebook vs. Australia — Canadian media could be the next target for ban

Shortly after Facebook nuked news from its platform in Australia, I spent an hour on the phone with Kevin Chan, head of public policy for Facebook, Inc., in Canada. He told me he’s “working really hard to prevent that outcome in Canada.” In other words, if Ottawa follows Australia and tables a bill forcing tech giants to share revenue with the news business, Facebook would drop the A-bomb on Canadian journalism as well. Chan would prefer to work out partnerships with Canadian journalism. He said Facebook gave $10 million to various news projects in the past four years. He pledged “in 2021, we’ll do quite a bit more.” But don’t put a gun to our head, he basically said, or we’ll fight back. Render unto Caesar I actually share many of Chan’s views. Here’s one. Last fall, the lobby group representing the news industry in Canada published a report Levelling the Digital Playing Field that contends a […]

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S.Africa arrests suspected trader in prehistoric art

kizafair February 22, 2021 No Comments

S.Africa arrests suspected trader in prehistoric art

South African police said Monday they had arrested a suspect for attempting to sell rock art that may have been ripped from the wall of a cave. An elite police unit known as the Hawks made an arrest last week following a tipoff about the sale of a primaeval painting made by the San people, southern Africa’s earliest inhabitants. The search led to the discovery of the artefact and the arrest of its alleged trader, in Port Shepstone in southern KwaZulu-Natal, police said. A 48-year-old suspect appeared before magistrates on Monday and was later released on 1,000 rand ($67 / 56 euros) bail pending further investigations. “The San art rock may have been chiselled from a sandstone cave,” Hawks spokesman Philani Nkwalase told AFP. Previously called Bushmen, the San people have a presence in South Africa that dates to more than 25,000 years. They bequeathed a breathtaking collection of paintings […]

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Exiled Rwandan politician gunned down in South Africa

kizafair February 22, 2021 No Comments

Exiled Rwandan politician gunned down in South Africa

Seif Bamporiki, coordinator of Rwanda National Congress, a Rwandan opposition group in exile, was shot dead in Nyanga, Cape Town on Sunday, said South African police. Western Cape police said on Monday that an investigation into the shooting is still underway. “The circumstances surrounding a murder are being investigated by Gugulethu police following an incident in Europa squatter camp where an adult male was shot and killed,” Police Colonel Andre Traut said. “The deceased was pulled from his vehicle and shot, while the 50-year-old male who accompanied him managed to escape unharmed,” he said. The Rwanda National Congress was established in the United States on Dec. 12, 2010. It was not clear if the killing was politically motivated. Facebook Comments

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First human case of H5N8 bird flu reported in Russia

kizafair February 22, 2021 No Comments

First human case of H5N8 bird flu reported in Russia

Russia on Saturday announced that it has identified the first cases of H5N8 avian influenza in humans, according to multiple reports. Anna Popova, the country’s public health chief, said in televised comments that seven cases were detected in workers at a poultry farm in southern Russia, Bloomberg News reported. Authorities have reported information on the cases to the World Health Organization (WHO). Popova said that the workers had mild cases and were recovered. The poultry farm was the site of an outbreak among birds in December, Bloomberg noted. “It is not transmitted from person to person. But only time will tell how soon future mutations will allow it to overcome this barrier,” she said, according to the news outlet. “The discovery of this strain now gives us all, the whole world, time to prepare for possible mutations and the possibility to react in a timely way and develop test systems and […]

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