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Coronavirus delays Rio’s iconic carnival for the first time in 100 years

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | September 25, 2020 1:41:37 pm

Performer from Beija Flor samba school parades on a float during the Carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2016. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)

For the first time in 100 years, Brazil will postpone its iconic Rio carnival owing to its “continued vulnerability” to the coronavirus pandemic. Like many other events this year, Rio de Janeiro’s annual parade, considered a global spectacle, will suffer a setback as Rio’s League of Samba Schools LIESA announced that the coronavirus pandemic “has made it impossible to safely hold the traditional parades.”

While the parade stands cancelled at the moment, Rio’s authorities are yet to announce a decision about the carnival street parties that tak...

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‘Home Teams vs. Hunger’ initiative aims to address Minnesota’s growing need

If you find those numbers sobering, you’re not alone. Minnesota Timberwolves guard Josh Okogie felt the same way.

“That’s a big number if you think about all those people that need help,” he said. “We have to get that number down by all means necessary.”

The local pro sports teams are doing their part this week, joining forces with Fox Sports North and other local media outlets to support Minnesotans in need through an initiative called “Home Teams vs. Hunger.” Launched Wednesday and running through Sept. 30, the effort is aimed at raising funds to tackle hunger. All proceeds benefit Second Harvest Heartland and five other Feeding America food banks serving 110 counties across Minnesota and western Wisconsin.

Twenty-one athletes, coaches or executives ranging from the six ...

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Coronavirus Global Updates, Sept 25: US cases surpass 7 million; Israel tightens second lockdown as coronavirus cases soar

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | September 25, 2020 12:31:23 pm

Coronavirus Global Updates: The global death toll due to the coronavirus pandemic is rapidly inching closer to the one million mark, which currently stands at 9,82,969. The pandemic has infected over 31.99 million people across the globe, according to a Reuters tally. Over 22 lakh people have recovered after testing positive.

The United Sates, which continues to remain the world’s worst affected nation, now constitutes over 20 per cent of the world’s total cases. Covid-19 cases in the US surpassed 7 million-mark Thursday, it also has the world’s worst death toll with over 2 lakh fatalities.

Even as infections surge in Europe (France reported its highest daily case increase till date on Thursday) and the US, L...

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Thief River Falls historian honors Civil War veteran nearly 100 years later

That’s why he is a member of the website Find a Grave. In 2017 Beedy received an anonymous request through the site. That person wanted a picture of Samuel J. Fuller’s grave at the Greenwood Cemetery in Thief River Falls, but there was a problem with fulfilling that request.

“He’s been laying there without any recognition,” said Steve Stone, who serves as the Veterans Service Officer for Pennington County.

For 91 years, Samuel Fuller has been buried at the cemetery with no grave marker.

“Every veteran should be recognized,” said Beedy.

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When he wasn’t working overnights at Digi-Key, Beedy would spend the next three years researching Fuller’s life...

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Kim Jong Un apologizes over fatal shooting of South Korean

By: Bloomberg | September 25, 2020 11:40:31 am

north korea, south korea, south korean killed in north korea, south korean murder north koreaNorth Korean leader Kim Jong Un. (Bloomberg)

Kim Jong Un apologized over the fatal shooting of a South Korean national by North Korean military personnel north of the border, a gesture that may help ease a new source of tension between the two rivals.

North Korea sent a letter Friday morning apologizing over the killing of a 47-year-old man who worked for the fisheries ministry, South Korea National Security Adviser Suh Hoon said. The incident earlier this week was the first such killing in about a decade, and Seoul demanded Pyongyang to show contrition for its behavior.

“Kim gave the order to deliver the message that he is very sorry that the incident gave a major disappointment to South Korean President Moon Jae-in and the South Ko...

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Gary Kubiak on Vikings’ offensive woes: ‘I’ve got to do a better job’

In their first two games, both lopsided losses, the Vikings have called 56 pass plays and run the ball 40 times, four by quarterback Kirk Cousins. They haven’t been able to run as much as they want because with the defense struggling they’ve fallen way behind in games.

“That’s what we are,’’ offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak said Thursday about Minnesota’s style. “That’s what we want, and we came out of training camp with a good, solid training camp and obviously that hasn’t correlated to the first two weeks, but we’ve got to stay positive and stay committed to what we want to be as a group.’’

Kubiak said the Vikings’ rushing average per carry of 5.4 yards has “been pretty good” and they “haven’t run it enough.’’ Entering Sunday’s game against Tennessee at U.S...

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Australian think tank finds 380 detention camps in Xinjiang

By: AP | Canberra | September 25, 2020 9:18:50 am

How China tracked detainees and their familiesFILE – A call to prayer in the old city of Kashgar in Xinjiang region of China in 2015. A leaked government document shows how people were monitored and selected for internment camps in Xinjiang. (Adam Dean/The New York Times)

China appeared to be expanding its network of secret detention centres in Xinjiang, where Muslim minorities are targeted in a forced assimilation campaign, and more of the facilities resemble prisons, an Australian think tank has found.

The Australian Strategic Policy Institute used satellite images and official construction tender documents to map more than 380 suspected detention facilities in the remote Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, highlighting re-education camps, detention centres and prisons that h...

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Thief River historian honors Civil War veteran nearly 100 years later

That’s why he is a member of the website Find a Grave. In 2017 Beedy received an anonymous request through the site. That person wanted a picture of Samuel J. Fuller’s grave at the Greenwood Cemetery in Thief River Falls, but there was a problem with fulfilling that request.

“He’s been laying there without any recognition,” said Steve Stone, who serves as the Veterans Service Officer for Pennington County.

For 91 years, Samuel Fuller has been buried at the cemetery with no grave marker.

“Every veteran should be recognized,” said Beedy.

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When he wasn’t working overnights at Digi-Key, Beedy would spend the next three years researching Fuller’s life...

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COVID-19 is a litmus test for the rule of law in Armenia

Other activities that undermined the government’s fight against the pandemic, at least at the beginning, included: the PM and the Minister of Health publicly making jokes about COVID-19 – the PM having been heard to say that “COVID-19 is a dog to be ignored” while it appears that the Minister of Health has said “another absurd panic is ranging… swine flu, bird flu, dinosaur flu…”; the infamous photos of a reception where attendees (including the PM) did not wear masks and ignored social distancing in Shushi (in the unrecognised Nagorno-Karabakh Republic) on 21 May when public gatherings were prohibited; the very late use of masks (June 2020) by members of the government during its weekly meetings; and the failure to self-isolate by the PM during the days after it was announced on 1 June ...

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US announces USD 150 million for H1B One Workforce training programme

By: PTI | Washington | September 25, 2020 9:36:49 am

crude oil, crude oil price, wto crude oil price negative, crude oil price india, india crude oil, crude oil price today, crude oil india price, crude oil news, crude oil falling, crude oil covid 19The training models will include a broad range of classroom and on-the-job training, customised training, incumbent worker training, registered apprenticeship programmes and industry-recognised apprenticeship programmes. (Bloomberg Photo)

The United States announced USD 150 million (over Rs 1,100 crore) on Thursday to invest in training for middle-to-high-skilled H-1B occupations in key sectors in the American economy.

Prominent among these sectors are information technology, cyber security, advanced manufacturing, transportation, wherein the H-1B One Workforce grant programme would be used to upskill the present workforce and train a new generation of workers to grow the future workforce, the Department of Labor said.

The coron...

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