Animal rights activists have long highlighted the poor treatment the elephant has received and in 2015 started a campaign to rescue Kavaan from the zoo which was endorsed by pop star Cher. In May 2020, Islamabad High Court ruled in favour of relocating Kavaan from Islamabad to a suitable sanctuary. World’s loneliest elephant In 1985, the Sri Lankan government gifted Kavaan, then a young calf, to Pakistan in an effort to strengthen bilateral relations between the two countries. In 1990, Kavaan was joined by a mate named Saheli, who came from Bangladesh. Saheli died in 2012, turning Kavaan into “the loneliest elephant“. He started showing signs of lethargy, stress and later aggression, which led his keepers to chain him.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Saturday announced a new month-long lockdown for England after being warned that without tough action a resurgent cor…
A diplomatic agreement with Mexico has been violated by the U.S. border authorities by expelling migrant children from other countries into the neighboring country, as per The New York Times report.
The expulsions wherein direct conflict with a diplomatic agreement between U.S. and Mexico. The Mexican government agreed to help bring back Mexican children into the country if they attempt to cross the border into the U.S.
The two were arrested.
The coronavirus intensive care units at Shaare Zedek and Hadassah University (Ein Kerem) medical centers in Jerusalem are some of the busiest in the country. The capital has seen the highest number of patients since the start of the pandemic, and it is home to the sickest sectors – the Arab and haredi communities.
On Tuesday, the Health Ministry reported that 5.3% of haredim screened for the virus tested positive, and 6.8% of Arabs, compared to 2.1% of the general public. The city continues to have close to 2,000 active cases.
“I think the uniqueness of Hadassah is that it is in the midst of two highly infected populations,” explained Prof. Sigal Sviri, director of one of the hospital’s medical intensive care units and its largest coronavirus intensive care unit.
She said that during the first wave, most of the hospital’s patients were from the haredi areas of Jerusalem. There were hardly any Arab patients. Then, “one of the most surprising phenomena over the summer months was that more Arab patients came in from east Jerusalem. We were one of the first hospitals to realize the increasing infection among this population, which later spread north to the Galilee.” Source: Jerusalem’s coronavirus frontlines: The fight is for life – The Jerusalem Post
Armenia and Azerbaijan once more accused each other of bombing residential areas on Saturday, in defiance of a pact to avoid the deliberate targeting of civilians in and around the mountain enclave of Nagorno-Karabakh.
Shelling was reported by both sides within hours of the latest agreement to defuse the conflict, reached after talks in Geneva between the two countries’ foreign ministers and envoys from France, Russia and the United States. Source: Armenia, Azerbaijan trade fresh accusations of Karabakh shelling – The Jerusalem Post
During Graham’s final debate against his Democratic challenger, Jaime Harrison, the incumbent senator said his rival would go “down the AOC road” on South Carolina’s climate policy, warning it would be devastating to the state’s economy.
Ocasio-Cortez tore into the longtime GOP lawmaker in a tweet Saturday, writing, “I’m not sure you believe in *anything* except preserving yourself. & let’s not get started on your climate denial.”
“I’ve seen a lot of spinelessness in DC, but you’re at the top when it comes to folding on your own values like a wet napkin. SC deserves better,” Ocasio-Cortez added.
The US government’s push to ban TikTok faced a new legal obstacle on Friday when a federal judge issued a preliminary injunction to postpone the clampdown.
The lawsuit was launched by three US video creators — comedian Douglas Marland, musician Alec Chambers, and fashion designer Cosette Rinab — each of who can boast over one million followers on the app. The trio argued that the ban would hamper their free speech. Pennsylvania judge Wendy Beetlestone sided with the plaintiffs in her decision, while also noting their concerns over their income and career opportunities.
The Diocese of Fargo and Bishop John Folda announced on Wednesday the death of Monsignor Jeffrey Wald. He was the Pastor of St. James Basilica in Jamestown, St. Mathias Church in Windsor and St. Margaret Mary Church in Buchanan.
Monsignor Wald passed away on October 27th in a Jamestown hospital due to COVID 19 complications. He was 56 years old.
Monsignor Wald was born on December 17, 1963 and was ordained a priest of the Diocese of Fargo on June 6, 1992. In addition to his most recent parishes, Monsignor Wald served at parishes in Grand Forks, Fingal, Oriska, Crary, Devils Lake, Starkweather and Fargo, as well as at Cardinal Muench Seminary in Fargo, before his death.
On Thursday, the number of new coronavirus cases in Poland broke the threshold of 20,000. The epidemiologist and government adviser Andrzej Horban immediately rang the alarm bell: At this pace, the country’s health system would soon reach its limit, he warned.
“If the rise of new infections remains at the current level, there will be no way out anymore and we will have to introduce a lockdown,” Horban said. “Our system is capable of accommodating up to 30,000 COVID-19 patients, who will then receive the best possible medical treatment,” he added. More than that would “ruin” Poland’s health system, he said.
The government has promised to provide a total of 35,000 ICU beds for patients infected with the coronavirus soon. At the moment 22,500 are available, of which nearly 15,000 are in use — while another 700 COVID patients are hospitalized on a daily basis. Of the total of 11,000 ventilators available in Poland, 1,700 have been reserved for COVID patients. At this point, 1,200 of those are already in use.