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Daily Archives: October 7, 2022
Vaccination remains Singapore primary line of defence in living with Covid-19: MOH
Vaccination remains Singapore’s primary line of defence as it forges ahead and learns to live with Covid-19, according to the republic’s Ministry of Health (MOH) today.
Since Aug 29, 2022, Singapore has stepped down almost all of its Safe Management Measures (SMMs), save for mask-wearing in healthcare facilities and public transport.
Source: Vaccination remains Singapore primary line of defence in living with Covid-19: MOH
Russian Citizens Flooding Into Mongolia to Evade Conscription – The Diplomat
In September, Mongolia reported an increasing number of Russian citizens crossing the Mongolia-Russia border and applying for temporary residency status or, in some cases, an extension of stay.
Since late September, thousands of Russian citizens had fled into Mongolia, seeking a temporary stay. The Mongolian Immigration Agency reported that 6,268 Russian citizens have entered Mongolia via the Altanbulag Border Port.
Moreover, between September 21-29, 748 Russian citizens extended their temporary residence status in Mongolia. The following week, more than 1,000 people sought legal advice and immigration counseling on applying for temporary residency.
Source: Russian Citizens Flooding Into Mongolia to Evade Conscription – The Diplomat
India: Surge in Summary Punishments of Muslims | Human Rights Watch
The authorities in India are increasingly using summary and abusive punishments against Muslims deemed to have broken the law, Human Rights Watch said today. In several states ruled by the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the authorities have demolished Muslim homes and properties without legal authorization, and most recently, publicly flogged Muslim men accused of disrupting a Hindu festival.
“The authorities in several Indian states are carrying out violence against Muslims as a kind of summary punishment,” said Meenakshi Ganguly, South Asia director at Human Rights Watch. “Officials blatantly disregarding the rule of law are sending a message to the public that Muslims can be discriminated against and attacked.”
On October 4, 2022, in Kheda district, Gujarat state, police arrested 13 people for allegedly throwing stones at a “garba” ceremonial dance during a Hindu festival. A police officer in civilian clothes wearing a gun holster was filmed publicly flogging several Muslim men with sticks while other officials held the men against an electricity pole. In videos shown and even praised on some pro-government television news networks, several uniformed police officers watch the flogging and strike the accused with sticks, while a crowd of men and women cheer and applaud. The police ordered an inquiry only following social media criticism of the video recordings.
Source: India: Surge in Summary Punishments of Muslims | Human Rights Watch
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Black-eyed Beet Salad Recipe — Turkish Food and International Cuisine
Materials 2 medium beets 2 cloves of garlic 1 cup boiled kidney beans 4 sprigs of spring onions 7-8 sprigs of parsley 4-5 sprigs of fresh rosemary… 114 more wordsBlack-eyed Beet Salad Recipe — Turkish Food and International Cuisine
Lentil Snack Recipe — Turkish Food and International Cuisine
Materials 2 cups red lentils 4 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil 2 tablespoons of vinegar 3 tablespoons of water 1 tablespoon of tomato paste… 171 more wordsLentil Snack Recipe — Turkish Food and International Cuisine
Chair’s Newsroom | Chair | The U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions – (Me: GOP bill to take away Medicare’s new ability to negotiate drug prices would be a disaster)
“If you thought Republicans were done trying to repeal overwhelmingly popular health care policies that bring down costs—think again. Senate Republicans introduced legislation to repeal Medicare’s ability to negotiate prescription drug prices and take away one of the strongest tools Democrats passed to fight skyrocketing drug costs and force drug companies to the bargaining table. This bill makes clear Republicans’ health care proposals are the same as ever—higher costs for patients.
“People in Washington state and across the country want us to put patients over profits—and I’ve heard from so many seniors how relieved they were that Democrats gave Medicare new power to negotiate prices and take on out-of-control drug costs as part of the Inflation Reduction Act. This is a huge reform that is going to save so many seniors so much money—but not if these Senate Republicans have their way.”
Source: Press Releases | Press | Chair’s Newsroom | Chair | The U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions
A sketchy self-portrait
A poem in Vietnamese by Phan Nhiên Hạo Translator: Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm Photography: Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm
A sketchy self-portrait This is my life: not lovely but has some meaning. This is my mother: also the mother of the sea. This is my father: dead, right by his side was his gun, the barrel still full. This is my other brother: an impotent and loud man. This is my older sister: half of her husband, and half of her underwear. This is my younger sibling: crushed by history and money. This is my wife: my only friend. This is my child: from the darkness of the womb the child had brought light into the world. This is my vernacular: half underwater, half on land. These are my compatriots: all hatched from eggs. This is my country: Which country? I ask. This is my enemy: just like me, tired and…
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