In a statement shared with Newsweek, Paola Luisi, the co-director of immigration advocacy group Families Belong Together, said she believed both Lenard and Johnson's deaths could have been avoided, had ICE acted on calls to release detainees and take stronger measures to respond to the coronavirus outbreak. … [Read more...] about Two Guards at Detention Facility Die After Contracting Coronavirus as ICE Detainee Cases Continue to Rise
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The second phase of online Soorya festival begins on June 1. Besides select programmes from the cultural festival and films, foreign content was also aired for 63 days in the first phase. “We sent the YouTube links to as many people as we can and our assumption is that at least 50,000 people across the world might have watched the programmes. Besides members of Soorya and their families, it was shared with all our friends and acquaintances. In the second phase, there will be dance and music performances, talks, plays, award-winning and critically-acclaimed films and short films. In addition, there will be fresh content, such as videos of performances shot at homes or studios,” says Soorya Krishnamoorthy, founder of Soorya. Vyloppilli Samskrithi Bhavan has been holding an arts festival on its Facebook page since April 12. The cultural centre uploads videos by reputed artistes and up-and-coming talents shot at their studios/homes. Members of the public can also post videos of … [Read more...] about This studio in Kerala capital provides facilities to host performances for live streaming
Now, Bayelsa, the famed “Glory of All Land” has an array of modern health care facilities comparable to some of the best in the country. The once ailing medical facility has ben transformed into a sprawling modern health complex known as the Federal Medical Centre and having some of the best equipment available in the land. Thanks to some of the state lawmakers at the National Assembly who pooled their constituency project resources to change the face of the facility to the envy of many. … [Read more...] about SPECIAL REPORT: Bayelsa’s giant leap in health sector
Arun Kumar: As Dr. John pointed out, lockdown is needed to slow the pace of increase of the disease. The apex has to be brought down to the capacity that we have and use the time of lockdown to build the capacity for health to cope with the emergency that is going to come. We need testing, more hospitalisation capacity, more doctors etc. Lockdown gave you time only for that. It is not a cure. In the lockdown, production completely stops, demand also correspondingly falls because of income decline. So what you have is a situation where both supply and demand are affected, the economy comes down, and only essentials are produced. In my judgment only 25% of the economy was working, so you had a minus 75% rate of growth, about 200 million people lost work because 94 % of the employment is in the unorganised sector. That completely stopped as they did not have working capital, supplies. So 94% of the workforce has lost employment. Those in agriculture can continue, and in mining and rural … [Read more...] about Can India’s workforce have a safe return to business?
Coronavirus: The consequences for tourism Repatriation mission will take at least two more weeks The repatriation process for Germans stranded abroad is ongoing. Until now, main destinations such as Egypt or Morocco have been addressed. "It will be more difficult with countries that only have small groups of scattered adventure vacationers," said the crisis manager of the German Foreign Office. Tourists in the Pacific Islands must first be rounded up in New Zealand and then flown out. … [Read more...] about My Europe: The coronavirus time machine