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GUEST BLOG: Ian Powell – Omicron Predictions for 2022

We all engage in predictions. Simply put, they are what someone thinks will happen in the future. But a robust prediction is more than an opinion; it is an informed opinion. This is where epidemiologists come in. They are medical specialists in epidemiology, i.e. the study (scientific, systematic and based on data) of the distribution […]

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Reports of job death…

THIS IS FROM ONE OF Jacinda Ardern’s MOST FAITHFUL ALLIES, The daily blogfrom the editor, Martyn Bradbury. He is not a happy man: “Labour will do nothing against the supermarket duopoly. If they don’t bother to take the biggest recommendation from the royal inquiry into historic state abuse after asking for it and paying over […]

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Reassessing Ukraine’s ‘failed’ anti-corruption reforms

You probably saw stories last week about Daria Kaleniuk. The co-founder and executive director of the Anti-Corruption Action Center in Ukraine fled Kyiv and appeared at a March 1 press conference in Warsaw. There she confronted British Prime Minister Boris Johnson over the West’s weak response to the Russian invasion and Russian oligarchs. Ten weeks […]

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Russia to open several humanitarian corridors in Ukraine

Russian troops have surrounded Ukrainian towns with missiles and attempts to evacuate civilians from several areas continue as Russia’s war against Ukraine enters its 12th day. This will be the third attempt to evacuate civilians from besieged Ukrainian cities. (AP) Monday, March 7, 2022 Russia to open humanitarian corridors The Russian army is expected to […]

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Over 10,000 Arab students stranded in Ukraine

Ukrainian officials are warning residents of Kiev that fighting is underway against Russian forces, which are heading towards the capital on the third day of Moscow’s military campaign. Here are the latest updates: People gather at a metro station as they seek shelter from expected Russian airstrikes in Kharkiv, Ukraine. (Reuters) Sunday, February 27, 2022 […]

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Live Blog: Election Watch 2022

The eyes of the world are rightly on Ukraine, but we will continue to give you constant updates on the election campaign in Malta leading up to the March 26 elections. Read live blogs from: day one | second day | third day | day four Spotted something interesting? Contact us at newsroom@timesofmalta.com Please refresh […]

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News Blog, Feb. 7: Shepp Hotel Closing; Lake closed for two weeks

Photo by Megan Fisher Gday Shepparton, Max Stainkamph here, back from a break and ready to go with today’s news blog, capturing what’s happening in the Goulburn Valley this Monday. A sunny high of 31 degrees is expected today. UPDATE, 12:00 p.m.: Shepparton family feel gaps in regional perinatal mental health care Apologies, I’ve been […]

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Who will pay for the budget goodies?

If you look at the pink newspapers, you’d think the budget looks like Christmas and Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman is Santa Claus. Each and his uncle want something for themselves, for their industry, for farmers, workers, the middle class and even for the stock market. Of course, it would be nice to have a low […]

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Brij Lal and the Fiji Constitution Review Commission

I had the honor of working with Brij from 1995 to 1996, when he was one of three commissioners on the Fiji Constitution Review Commission, chaired by the former Governor General of New Zealand and Anglican Archbishop, Sir Paul Reeves. Brij was the local member appointed by the then opposition leader and leader of the […]

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What do Biden, Sullivan and Blinken think they are doing?

By Stephen Bryen There is a madness that has gripped official Washington foreign policy. It’s strange and unique. In his latest protest, the president apparently told Russian President Vladimir Putin that he would personally prosecute him if he invaded Ukraine. Meanwhile, the Blinken State Department claims that the United States guarantees Ukraine’s independence and its […]

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The dining rooms of Quebec restaurants will reopen on Monday

The time has finally come! During a press conference on Tuesday, Prime Minister François Legault made the exciting announcement that the dining rooms of Quebec restaurants will be able to reopen starting Monday, January 31. But, of course, there will be restrictions. Restaurants in the province are only allowed to operate at 50% capacity and […]

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Papua New Guinea in 2022

National elections will be held in PNG in the middle of this year. Elections are held every five years and are very popular events. Although voting is voluntary, turnout is just lower than in Australia, where voting is compulsory. An extraordinary number of political candidates are vying for elections. The average number of candidates per […]

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bne IntelliNews – MOSCOW BLOG: NATO Confrontation – Geneva III

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov have just sat down for the third meeting in Geneva for what is likely the final round of meetings in the first phase of the EU’s enlargement crisis NATO to see if they can find common ground. The two men started with “we […]

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The choice | The daily blog

Waitangi Protest 1982. Photo by John Miller. “ISOLATION from the ravages of extreme opinion has been achieved. Settlements have become commonplace. The words are those of former Labor Prime Minister Sir Geoffrey Palmer. The ‘settlements’ he refers to are negotiated treaty settlements between the Crown and Iwi. The Iwi, officially recognized tribal entities of New […]

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The last curfew in Quebec is officially over

Rejoice! We can officially do night walks again (if you can handle the cold) as Quebec’s curfew has been lifted effective Monday January 17th. This means no rushing to get home on time and risking fines. During a press conference on Thursday, Prime Minister François Legault said: “The reason we did this was to stop […]

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Legault’s Unvaxxed tax has no shortage of criticism

The recent announcement by Prime Minister François Legault that Quebec plans to charge unvaccinated adults “significant” fees – nicknamed “unvaxxed tax” in English or “vaccimpôt” in French – has sparked controversy among journalists, health professionals. health, politicians and people with Twitter accounts. Although the idea garnered some support – for example, the president of the […]

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Quebec officially obtains a curfew again

Cancel your New Year’s plans. Quebec’s curfew is back. Prime Minister François Legault made the announcement during a press conference Thusday. As of Friday December 31, non-registered Quebecers a list of exemptions must be at home from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. The last curfew lasted more than four months, from January 9 to May […]

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Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Blackstone, Bank of Nova Scotia and Carlyle Group

For immediate release Chicago, IL – December 21, 2021 – Zacks.com announces the list of stocks featured on the Analysts Blog. Every day, Zacks Equity Research analysts discuss the latest news and events impacting stocks and financial markets. Stocks recently featured in the blog include: Blackstone Inc. BX, The Bank of Nova Scotia BNS and […]

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News Blog, December 21: Victoria did not rule out other rules regarding indoor masks; Shepparton receives additional beds for Women’s Mental Health Service

Santa Claus stops here: Cobram houses look very festive. Photo by Megan Fisher. Photo by Megan Fisher Happy sauce festival to all! It’s Georgia Rossiter keeping you up to date with the headlines of the Greater Shepparton four days before Christmas. For those who aren’t Paul Kelly fans like me, December 21 is the date […]

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Something is happening here – again

ONE OF THE BENEFITS of getting older is that you get a feel for what’s really going wrong. The experiences of young people, especially events leading to profound societal changes, tend to be so vivid that those who go through them become intensely aware of any experience that they feel, even remotely, to be similar. […]

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An Omicron tidal wave is coming

Hello, Despite a stern warning from the Prime Minister last night that “there is an Omicron tidal wave coming”, the pound remained unresponsive throughout the evening in Asian trading hours. Due to worsening periods of Covid-19 previously, it was common for the pound to lose value due to the usual flooding of security assets, with […]

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bne IntelliNews – BALKAN BLOG: Suspension of Balti mayoral race highlights Chisinau’s autocratic approach to reform

The Central Election Commission (CEC) of Moldova invalidated on December 3 the candidacy of Marina Tauber, favorite in the ballot for the seat of mayor of Balti, the second city of the country, on the grounds that her electoral expenses exceeded the legal limit. Tauber is a leading member of the Sor Party, founded and […]

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End of the Haisman Shield weekend; Kyabram man airlifted to hospital

Here is Rosa Ritchie back The news’ blog to guide you through the latest news across the GV. It will be a mostly sunny day today with a high of 26 and light showers expected in the afternoon. UPDATE 4:40 p.m .: Kyabram man airlifted to hospital We now have a few more details on […]