(MIDDLE EAST) Media News Report: Unbiased media reporting on Israel-Gaza Violence should be the way forward by highlighting the truth and not just about a story to capture headlines #AceNewsDesk report

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Israel-Gaza violence dominates Arab media: ‘However, the news remains relatively low down the running order of Syrian TV news, and in Iran it only started topping bulletins on Tuesday in both countries – key members of the so-called “axis of resistance” to Israel – domestic issues have taken priority’

BBC News: Says the escalation of violence in Israel and Gaza dominates TV and press coverage in most of the Middle East, with an outpouring of anger and solidarity with the Palestinians expressed by social media users across the region:

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Qatari Al-Jazeera’s Arabic channel, a traditional supporter of the Palestinian cause, gives the story full coverage: It is also the lead story on Saudi-funded Al Arabiya, which is pressing its guests and correspondents on claims by both sides:

Arab press highlights ‘dilemma’

Some Arabic newspapers predict a long-running armed conflict while others criticise “deluded” Arab countries that signed peace deals with Israel.

London-based website Rai al-Youm said: “Perhaps a major confrontation is imminent. We are in the beginning of an armed intifada that may last for months.”

Jordan’s Al-Dustour daily says Arab countries face “a serious dilemma” – whether to preserve their Arab-Islamic identity or continue normalisation with Israel. 

A column in Algeria’s Echorouk says the clashes have “revealed the limitations and delusion of the normalisers”.

In Lebanon, Nidaa al-Watan notes how protests in Lebanese cities rejected “oppression against the Palestinian people”.

An editorial in Jerusalem-based Al-Quds urges Egypt to work hard for a truce to end “the bloodbath in Gaza”. “We see that a truce will be good for all the parties, particularly our people in the Gaza Strip. No party has any interest in an ongoing military escalation,” it says. 

The story dominated Egypt’s press on Tuesday, but on Wednesday it was pushed down by domestic matters. However, state-owned Al-Ahram newspaper expresses surprise at the “international silence and the silence of the Biden administration” in the US.

On social media, Arabic hashtags being used to express solidarity with the Palestinians include “Gaza under attack”, “Free Palestine” and “Gaza resists”.

Thousands of users have lashed out at the Arab leaders, saying that they only care about “maintaining their relations” with Israel to remain in power.

The view from Turkey and Iran

The conflict has topped Turkey’s news agenda for several days, with both print and broadcast media widely condemnatory of Israel. 

“They [Israel] know well how to kill children,” reads the front page of the flagship pro-government Sabah newspaper on Wednesday. 

“Your day of reckoning will come,” says Yeni Safak in its main headline.

Opposition Sozcu newspaper says the Arab world, the US, the EU and UN have “not given a strong response”.

Iran’s domestic media is focused on its June presidential election, but the Israel-Gaza conflict is the main international story.

Rolling news channel IRINN and Press TV report Israeli attacks in the Gaza Strip, while newspapers highlight Palestinian militants firing rockets into Israel.

“Biggest missile attack against Tel Aviv,” says the headline in conservative Khorasan.

And hardline Javan writes: “Gaza’s missile shield over honourable Quds [Jerusalem]”.

#AceNewsDesk report ………Published: May.13: 2021:

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(NEW DELHI, India.) Farmers Law Report: Are Leading One of the Largest Protests Yet Against Modi’s Government. Here’s What They’re Fighting For #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Mar.26: Hundreds of thousands of farmers have been protesting on the outskirts of Delhi for nearly two weeks, blocking many of the main arteries into the capital: Farmers are protesting against laws that deregulate the sale of crops, allowing private buyers more free rein in a marketplace that has long been dominated by government subsidies. Farmers say the reforms to laws that have long protected small landholders’ place in the market will put them at risk of losing their businesses and land to big corporations:

Farmers fighting against Modi reforms but the government says the reforms are necessary to increase the efficiency of India’s huge but meager farming sector, which accounts for nearly half of the country’s workforce but makes up only 16% of GDP:

The explosive demonstrations show the difficulty the Indian government faces passing economic reforms in such a large sector where there are many vested interests. It is also an example of an emerging trend of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s popular government running into trouble after pushing through significant laws unilaterally.

Here’s what to know about the Indian farmer protests:

What have the protests been like?

The protests began in August in the states of Punjab and Haryana, and marched on Delhi in November. There, they were met by a heavy-handed police response. Officers used tear gas and water cannon on protesters in late November. And on Dec. 1 they detained Bilkis, an 82 year-old woman who became a figurehead of demonstrations against a controversial citizenship law earlier this year, who joined the farmers out of solidarity. Farmers received worldwide shows of support too, with diaspora communities protesting on their behalf in the U.K. and Canada.

Farmers' protest in India

Although some economists say the reforms are necessary, many have criticized the manner in which the laws were imposed. In September, at the height of the pandemic in India, the government succeeded in passing three agricultural reform laws in a short session of parliament, using a parliamentary maneuver to push through the reforms in the upper house. There was also barely any consultation with farmers. “The government did not consult a single farmers’ organization,” says Yogendra Yadav, the national president of Swaraj India, a political party that is supporting the farmers’ demands.

Read more: India’s Biggest Slum Successfully Contained COVID-19. But Can Its Residents Survive the Economic Collapse?

What are the Indian government’s reforms?

Since India’s “Green Revolution” in the 1960s, the Indian government has run a scheme where it guarantees farmers a set price for certain crops. Combined with advances in farming technology, that system has helped India move from widespread hunger to big annual food surpluses. When the COVID-19 pandemic hit in March, officials estimated there would be 100 million tons of grain available to see India through the lockdown, enough to last at least 18 months. But the system has also affected crop diversity, impacted the environment and disproportionately benefited larger farms over smaller ones.

The new laws do not eradicate the guaranteed minimum prices, which will remain in place. But they do get rid of previous restrictions on corporations buying land and stockpiling commodities beyond a certain level. They allow businesses to bypass markets where farmers’ produce is normally sold, and strike direct deals that farmers worry will be less subject to regulations. They also outlaw the practice of stubble burning, a change that farmers have demanded be reversed despite its environmental benefits.

“There’s no doubt that agriculture and markets need a lot of very serious public investment and reform,” says Mekhala Krishnamurthy, a senior fellow at the Centre for Policy Research, a New Delhi think tank. “We have a situation where Indian agriculture is the site of enormous livelihoods and economic opportunity, but it has also been riddled with huge challenges and a lot of economic distress.”

Why have farmers been resistant to the reforms?

While the government says the new laws will “empower farmers,” farmers’ unions say that the rule changes are not policies they have asked for. Instead, they fear that instead of trying to help farmers, the government is opening the door to big corporations who may eventually force them off their land and out of business.

“For many years, a certain agri-business lobby, backed by some of the biggest corporations in the county, has been wanting to enter agriculture,” says Yadav, of Swaraj India. “Similar proposals were put to previous governments as well, but no government had the political courage to do it because they knew it would be very unpopular with the farmers. There are large groups which want to enter agriculture. The problem is the laws in the country which do not allow big corporations to purchase land.”

What farmers really want, says Yadav, is the government to actually guarantee that its minimum prices for farm produce are accessible to all farmers. Currently, Yadav says, as many as 80% of farmers don’t receive the promised amount. “The government announces the minimum support price every year, but it remains on paper,” he says. “Because the government doesn’t back it with a system where farmers are actually assured that price.”

How widespread are the protests, and what is likely to happen next?

Farmers from across north India have resisted the reforms, but the protests have by and large been led by unions from Punjab and Haryana, two relatively prosperous states where the government-mandated markets are most developed, and where the government buys a majority of the wheat and rice produced by farmers.

“Farmers who depend on the system are worried that it will be removed over time, and they are not sure what will come in its place,” says Krishnamurthy. “The narrative is that private investment will come in its place. But that is not something that gives a lot of farmers a great deal of comfort.”

The protests so far have won the unions access to the government for negotiations. Three rounds of talks have happened so far, but have been inconclusive. More are scheduled for Wednesday. “The protests and the negotiations are the beginning of a process that should have started at the beginning,” Krishnamurthy says. “When you bring consequential reforms like this, without having adequate consultation and consensus building, there is a genuine expression of anxiety and concern.”

#AceNewsDesk report ……………Published: Mar.26: 2021:

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(MOSCOW) JUST IN: Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology & Mass Media Report: To initially decelerate Twitter’s loading speed apply only to photo and video content and do not apply to text messages #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – March 10. /TASS/. “ Starting today, Roskomnadzor (Russian media watchdog – TASS) has taken measures of a centralized response, namely, decelerated the service’s loading speed. The slowdown will cover 100% of mobile traffic and 50% of fixed traffic,” he said:

Restrictions on Twitter to apply only to transfer of photos and videos: ‘According to the watchdog’s deputy head, users will be able to exchange messages smoothly’ full update here: But on Thursday they were still not removed

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Russia hits Twitter with slowdown, vows block unless content pushing suicide, drugs erased

“It involves slowing down the transmission of photo and video content, without limiting transmission of text messages. Thus, users will be able to smoothly exchange messages,” he added.

Subbotin stressed that, when choosing an enforcement measure for Twitter, the federal agency proceeded from the goal that inconvenience for users of the social network should be minimal.

According to the official, restrictions on Twitter will remain in effect until all prohibited information is removed.

“Roskomnadzor’s actions are aimed at forcing Twitter to comply with Russian legislation in order to protect users, including children, from prohibited content posted on the Twitter platform – until it is completely removed,” Subbotin said.

He also stressed that the watchdog has every reason to completely block Twitter, but hopes for a constructive position of the company: The official recalled that his agency had repeatedly warned the company about the need to comply with the legislation of the Russian Federation, but the company ignored the requirements: Earlier the regulator specified that as of March 10, the social network had not removed 3,168 pieces of content containing proscribed information:

“This includes incitements to commit suicide on March 3 of this year: As you know, on that day there were attempts among minors to commit suicide, which, fortunately, were prevented in a timely manner,” Subbotin stressed: Calls to remove this information were also ignored, he added: Twitter has not deleted information about the use and making of narcotic substances, psychotropic substances and precursors. There are tweets containing direct links to online drug stores.

“Almost no other social network allows itself to ignore the requirement to remove pieces of content of these categories: At the moment, Twitter does not respond to the demands of the Russian authorities regarding the removal of clearly prohibited information. Based on the current legislation, Roskomnadzor has included the dissemination information on Twitter in the list of threats,” he said:

#AceNewsDesk report ………..Published: Mar.11: 2021:

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(LOS ANGELES, Calif.) Breaking911 Report: At least 158-people have been arrested in Palmdale at a ‘ super spreader event ‘ last Saturday involving drugs, prostitution, underage drinking, and violence #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Dec.11: On Tuesday Sheriff Alex Villanueva announced details and results from an operation at a super-spreader event on Saturday, December 5, 2020, in Palmdale: The operation was done with extensive coordination and meticulous planning from various bureaus and units, including the Palmdale Sheriff’s Station, Human Trafficking Force, Operation Safe Streets Bureau, Aero Bureau, three patrol squads of the Mobile Field Force Personnel, and the Los Angeles County Fire Department

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The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department obtained information that a massive underground party would occur at a vacant house in Palmdale. Previous incidents revealed parties like these often involve drugs, prostitution, underage drinking, and violence: During the well-executed operation on the 6300 blocks of West Avenue M8, 158 individuals were arrested; 116 of them were adults, and 35 were juveniles: Six firearms were confiscated: Most importantly, a girl that was categorized as a Commercially Sexually Exploited Child was rescued: The event was not only a violation of the Governor’s health order, but it was also criminal in nature:

Sheriff Villanueva asked local and state politicians to reconsider allowing the restaurant industry to re-open and instead target super-spreader events, which account for most COVID-19 transmissions: ” We will continue to apply common sense to our enforcement actions and weigh the letter of the law with the spirit of the law. It is my firm belief that this approach is a more efficient and effective means to manage the spread of this potentially deadly virus,” said Sheriff Villanueva:

#AceNewsDesk report …………………Published: Dec.11: 2020:

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(MONTREAL, Canada.) Coronavirus Report: #COVID19 Vaccine developed by Pfizer-BioNTech has been approved in the second country to do so after the UK, where the first members of the public were inoculated with the jab on Tuesday according to the regulator #AceHealthDesk report

#AceHealthReport- Dec.10: Health Canada, the country’s drug regulator, announced the approval for Canadians aged 16 and over in a statement on Wednesday: The availability of a safe and effective vaccine will reduce the spread and severity of Covid-19 disease and reduce its social and economic consequences,” the statement said in its justification of the approval:

It added that the vaccine’s accompanying data supports its safety and said that its efficacy was found to be around 95 percent, while no safety concerns had been raised: Canada’s approval comes as US regulator the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), on Wednesday reported concerns over the Pfizer jab, which began being rolled out across the UK on Tuesday in a world-first: The FDA said that four volunteers in phase-three trials for the vaccine had suffered facial paralysis, although it added that there is no evidence to link their taking of the jab to the medical condition, which resembles a stroke:

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4 volunteers develop FACIAL PARALYSIS after taking Pfizer Covid-19 jab, prompting FDA to recommend ‘surveillance for cases’

On Wednesday, UK regulator the Medicines & Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) also issued a warning over the vaccine, telling people with a history of ‘significant’ allergies not to take it after two medics who were administered it suffered severe reactions:

The first Canadians could be given the vaccine as soon as next week, with those first in line for the jab including some 4,000 classed as “high-risk” in British Columbia and 124,500 key health workers across the country:

#AceHealthDesk report ………………..Published: Dec.10: 2020:

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(PARIS, France.) JUST IN: President Emmanuel Macron has unveiled plans for France’s new nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, which will replace the navy’s current flagship, the Charles de Gaulle, by 2038 according to RT News #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Dec.08: Nuclear power will remain the cornerstone of our strategic autonomy,” Macron said on Tuesday, as he visited the Framatome nuclear reactor construction plant in the eastern town of Le Creusot: France’s new carrier – its 11th in total – will boast speeds of up to 27 knots (50 km/h), weigh in at around 75,000 tons, and run some 300 meters long – about 1.5 times the size of the Charles de Gaulle:

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The new vessel will also be fitted with an electromagnetic aircraft launch system made by American defense firm General Atomics, and will be able to hold around 30 next-generation Rafale fighter jets: Set to be in service until around 2080, the new project’s price tag has been estimated at around €7 billion ($8.5 billion) by some media, although French officials have not confirmed its total cost:

France’s minister of the armed forces, Florence Parly, said the construction of the new aircraft carrier would create 2,000 jobs: The development of the vessel is part of a wider nuclear strategy Macron has set out for France. “Our energy and ecological future depends on nuclear power,” he said on Tuesday, adding that abandoning the energy source would “pave the way for the reopening of a coal plant.” 

Macron also pledged to invest €500 million ($605 million) in the French nuclear sector:

#AceNewsDesk report ……………….Published: Dec.08: 2020:

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(PARIS, France.) JUST IN: At least two riot police officers have been injured as demonstrations against the French government’s security bill in the city of Nantes descended into violence #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Dec.05: Some 3,000 people in Nantes joined Saturday’s nationwide protest action against the draft security policy bill introduced by President Emmanuel Macron’s government. The rally mostly went off peacefully, but things started rapidly heating up as evening drew in: As the rally spilled over into clashes between the demonstrators and police, protesters pelted officers with various projectiles while law enforcement responded with tear gas. The standoff ended up with two riot police officers being injured.

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One of them was hit by a Molotov cocktail, according to the Loire-Atlantique prefecture. Both officers were evacuated by an emergency medical service. At least 13 people were arrested following the riots, according to the local authorities.

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Over 90 protests against the security bill were held across France on Saturday. Paris saw particularly severe clashes between demonstrators and law enforcement, as groups of protesters smashed windows, burned cars and set barricades on fire.The scuffles ended up in some 30 arrests, according to various reports.

The country has been hit by a wave of protests over legislation introduced by the government and recently approved by the lower house of the French parliament in November. It provides additional surveillance tools to law enforcement and prohibits filming on-duty officers, as well as sharing their images online with the “intent to harm.”

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Tear gas & burning cars: 22 arrested following clashes between protesters & police in Paris (VIDEOS)

In particular, the ban on filming police has sparked public anger and the French government responded by pledging to “rewrite” the relevant article earlier this week. Critics say the bill, if adopted, could make police less accountable for any brutality in their actions. They also argue that the latest government concession is not enough.

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(BEIJING, China.) #Coronavirus Report: Promising candidate vaccines containing adjuvants provided by US & UK firms have delivered positive trial data, demonstrating their safety and efficacy against #COVID19 bio pharmaceuticals firm Clover claimed claimed from human trials on Friday as Russia rolls out Sputnik V next week #AceHealthDesk report

#AceHealthReport – Dec.04: On Friday, China’s biopharmaceuticals firm Clover claimed data from human trials showed their two candidate vaccines triggered a “strong immune response” against #Covid19 : Based on the positive Phase 1 results reported and the unprecedented need for COVID-19 vaccines, Clover and its partners are confident to enter late-stage clinical development for both adjuvanted vaccines,” the company said: The vaccines use adjuvants – that is, ingredients that can boost immune response – from UK pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) and US firm Dynavax”

Clover says the vaccines did not trigger any serious adverse reactions in the 150 adults and senior citizens who took part in the trial: The candidate vaccine that used the adjuvant provided by GSK will begin global phase-two/three trials in December, funded by the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI)…….This vaccine variant induced neutralizing antibody production in all adult and elderly participants. 

Clover also announced that the data shows both vaccines can be stored at temperatures of 2C to 8C for at least six months: This is considered a considerable plus, as both Pfizer and Moderna’s vaccines required subzero storage and substantial cold-chain infrastructure: ” Combined with our ability to potentially produce more than one billion doses of antigen annually and the stability of our vaccines under standard refrigeration conditions, our adjuvanted COVID-19 S-Trimer vaccines are positioned to be well suited for worldwide distribution,” said Chief Executive Officer of Clover Biopharmaceuticals Joshua Liang. 

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Putin orders start of mass vaccination against Covid-19 in Russia, will begin NEXT WEEK with key workers given priority

The UK approved Pfizer’s vaccine for rollout on Wednesday, triggering the start of a crucial mass inoculation program that could begin on Monday: Moscow also announced its intention to start mass vaccination in Russia this weekend.

#AceHealthDesk report ………………Published: Dec.04: 2020:

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BRONX, NYC.) NYPD REPORT: Police are trying to identify and find those responsible (in the image below) for a violent subway robbery on Nov.14: #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Nov.30: A man in his 50s was aboard a northbound 2 train when he became involved in a verbal dispute with a woman passenger: When the train got to the Third Avenue/149th Street station, four men boarded the train, and allegedly joined the woman in punching the man and removing his backpack, which contained $500 and other valuables:

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A fifth man, who was not included in the photograph of the suspects police released, is also wanted: The victim suffered a bruised lip:

Anyone with any information is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). You can also submit a tip via their website or on Twitter, @NYPDTips. All calls are kept confidential:

#AceNewsDesk report ………………Published: Nov.30: 2020:

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(SEOUL, S.K.) JUST IN: Some 19,000 ducks have been culled in a farm was hit by an outbreak of highly pathogenic H5N8 bird flu – the same strain which has afflicted Europe in recent weeks and led to the culling of millions of birds even at a Turkey farm in North Yorkshire, U.K. #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Nov.30: The outbreak first took hold on Thursday in the southwestern town of Girin-ri, near the city of Jeongeup-si, the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) said in an alert on Monday: Tracing, disinfection and a clampdown on movement are among the actions that health authorities have taken to stem the spread of disease, the OEI said: In separate measures, the South Korean Ministry of Agriculture said it had also culled 292,000 chickens on five other farms and 100,000 ducks at another site: News of the outbreak in South Korea comes after another bout of the highly contagious H5N8 strain was reported at a turkey farm in Yorkshire, northern England at the weekend, resulting in the culling of all of its 10,500 birds:

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English farm to cull 10,500 turkeys as concern grows over wave of bird flu from Europe

More than a dozen European nations have registered H5N8 outbreaks in the second half of 2020, with Belgium, the Netherlands and Russia among those hardest hit.

#AceNewsDesk report ………….Published: Nov.30: 2020:

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(NIGERIA) JUST IN: The death toll in a suspected Boko #Haram attack on farmers in the northeast on Saturday has reached at least 110, some have been beheaded acordsing to a UN humanitarian coordinator in the country said, urging the perpetrators to be brought to justice #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Nov.29: At least 110 civilians were ruthlessly killed and many others wounded in this attack,” Edward Kallon, the UN’s humanitarian coordinator in Nigeria, said in a statement: The incident was the “most violent direct attack against innocent civilians” in the country in 2020, Kallon pointed out: The perpetrators of this “heinous and senseless” act must be brought to justice, he added:

The militants ambushed the farmers as they went into the rice fields to gather the harvest on Saturday. The bodies of 43 farmers have been recovered after the massacre, with around 30 of them being beheaded. The security forces have been searching the area for those missing: No group has claimed responsibility for the attack, but the tactics of the insurgents resembled those used by Islamic State-affiliate Boko Haram, which is responsible for thousands of civilian deaths in Nigeria over the past decade.

The burial ceremony for the 43 victims took place in Zabarmari village on Sunday, attended by hundreds of mourners and Borno state Governor Babagana Zulum: The bodies were wrapped in white burial shrouds and placed on wooden pallets as the priests led prayers for those killed: During his speech, Zulum called upon the federal government to recruit more security personnel to protect the local farmers, who found themselves “in a very difficult situation.”………….” On one side, they stay at home they may be killed by hunger and starvation, on the other, they go out to their farmlands and risk getting killed by the insurgents,” he pointed out:

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There’s been a sharp spike in food prices in Nigeria recently caused by flooding, the closure of borders and the activities of militants in agricultural areas.

#AceNewsDesk report ………….Published: Nov.29: 2020:

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(BEIJING, China.) Peoples Court Report: Crypto assets worth more than $4.2 billion have been seized by police during the massive PlusToken Ponzi scheme crackdown, according to a new ruling on Thursday according to London Daily #AceFinanceDesk report

#AceFinanceReport – Nov.29: In a November 19 judgment made public on Thursday, the Jiangsu Yancheng Intermediate People’s Court has detailed the breakdown for the first time of all the crypto assets seized by Chinese police related to the PlusToken case:

A total of 194,775 BTC, 833,083 ETH, 1.4 million LTC, 27.6 million EOS, 74,167 DASH, 487 million XRP, 6 billion DOGE, 79,581 BCH, and 213,724 USDT have been seized by Chinese law enforcement from seven convicts during the crackdown. These assets, at today’s prices, are worth over $4.2 billion in total:

As part of the ruling, the court said “the seized digital currencies will be processed pursuant to laws and the proceeds and gains will be forfeited to the national treasury.” However, the Yancheng Intermediate People’s Court doesn’t elaborate on how much of the seized crypto assets have been or will be “processed” or via what method exactly:

The PlusToken criminal case was initially ruled on September 22 by a lower-level district court in the city of Yancheng in China’s Jiangsu province. According to the London daily

#AceFinanceDesk report …………..Published: Nov.29: 2020:

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(KABUL, Afghanistan.) JUST IN: At least 26 security personnel were killed and over a dozen injured when a suicide car bomb hit a military base in Afghanistan early on Sunday in one of the deadliest attacks against the country’s forces in months #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Nov.29: The incident occurred in the main city of the eastern province of Ghazni, which has been plagued by fighting between government troops and Taliban militants: ” We have received 26 bodies and 17 wounded so far. All of them are security personnel,” Baz Mohammad Hemat, director of Ghazni hospital, told AFP. The governor’s office also confirmed the attack: A suicide bomber detonated “a Humvee vehicle, which was full of explosives,” a security source told local Tolo News website: Afghan commandos were reportedly among those stationed at the compound:

Afghan boys play soccer in front of the remains of a 1,500-year-old Buddha statue which was destroyed by the Taliban in March 2001, in the central province of Bamiyan, August 22, 2011. © Reuters / Ahmad Masood

Two explosions in central Afghanistan kill 14 people, wound 45 – officials

No group has so far taken responsibility for the attack. Besides the Taliban, Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) has also been active in the country, targeting both security personnel and civilians:

The suicide bombing in Ghazni comes as US-brokered peace talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban have stalled.

#AceNewsDesk report …………………Published: Nov.29: 2020:

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(PUNE, India.) #Coronavirus Report: An Indian man who helped test a #COVID19 jab based on AstraZeneca’s candidate vaccine has filed suit, claiming that he suffered extreme side effects during his participation in the trial #AceHealthDesk report

#AceHealthDesk – Nov.29: The plaintiff, identified in media reports as a 40-year-old man from Chennai, is suing the Pune-based Serum Institute of India (SII) for Rs 5 crore ($676,000 USD). The individual alleges that he suffered serious neurological damage after taking part in the phase three trial of Covishield, the SII’s version of the Covid-19 jab being developed by AstraZeneca and the University of Oxford. The man was purportedly told that the vaccine was safe and chose to participate in the program in “the spirit of public service.” …..The lawsuit also demands that SII, AstraZeneca and the Oxford Vaccine Group immediately halt vaccine trials, in which some 1,600 volunteers are currently enrolled:

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‘More information needed’: WHO says it needs more than just press release to assess AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 vaccine

Ten days after receiving the shot, the man complained of a pounding headache and experienced vomiting, his wife told local media. He was bedridden and acting abnormally before being transferred to the emergency ward of the Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Hospital. A review by the hospital concluded that the medical problems were not linked to the vaccine, and a medical official cited by Indian media claimed that the patient was “now alright” and had not incurred any expenses stemming from the health episode: The man’s discharge summary said he requested to leave the hospital and was recovering from “acute encephalopathy”. He also suffered from deficiencies of Vitamin B12 and Vitamin D, and was suspected of having a “connective tissue disorder.”………………..However, the man’s wife insists that he has not fully recovered and is unable to work as before:

In September, SII briefly paused its clinical trials of Covishield after a recipient of the AstraZeneca jab showed adverse symptoms:

India has faced criticism for not being more transparent about its Covid-19 vaccine trials. According to Science Magazine, SII is not using the same phase three testing protocol implemented by AstraZeneca, and has also declined to make its guidelines public. 

#AceHealthDesk report ……………….Published: Nov.29: 2020:

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(ORANGE COUNTY, Calif.) OC Sheriffs Dept Report: Investigators in Orange County are asking for the public’s help to identify a man who allegedly pointed a handgun at a boy who was waking his dog in an isolated area in San Clemente last month, officials said Friday #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Nov.27: On Oct. 21 at about 3:30 p.m., the 10-year-old boy was near the greenbelt at Camino Celosia and Camino Silla when he walked past a man who pointed a gun at him and chased him a short distance, the Orange County Sheriff’s Department said in a tweet.

KTLA.Com/ reports that other witnesses told deputies they saw a man in the area “exhibiting strange behavior” prior to the incident with the boy, officials said: The man was described as Hispanic, between the ages of 30 and 40, with spiky hair, a mustache and a stocky build.

Anyone who recognizes the man or who has information about the incident is urged to contact Investigator Sanders at 949-425-1844 or cysanders@ocsd.org.

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#AceNewsDesk report ………………….Published: Nov.27: 2020:

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(MINNEAPOLIS) #Coronavirus MDH Report: Health Officials confirm that there were another 101 new #COVID19 deaths setting a new record on Wednesday according to WCCO #AceHealthDesk report

#AceHealthReport – Nov.27: Minnesota health officials on Friday reported that there were 5,704 additional COVID-19 cases and 101 more deaths as of Wednesday. It’s the first time the state has breached 100 in newly reported deaths: The data is as of Wednesday due to observation of the Thanksgiving holiday. The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) will also be releasing Thursday’s and Friday’s data collectively on Saturday: Therefore, newly reported case and death numbers may appear greater than normal on Saturday:

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The new data from Wednesday brings the state’s death toll to 3,476, with 2,355 being in long-term care: Sixty-five of the 101 additional deaths involved someone at a long-term care or group home situation:

Minnesota Health Commissioner Jan Malcolm issued a statement following the update, calling it a sad development, but not surprising: ” For weeks we have been sounding the alarm about the dramatic growth in COVID-19 cases. We know that more cases leads to more hospitalizations and deaths, and today’s news reinforces that tragic pattern,” she said: Malcolm says every public activity is now more risky than it was even a few weeks ago, so the best way to slow the spread is to stay home: ” This is painful and frustrating, but every day we get closer to having safe and effective vaccines that should help resolve this crisis. We anxiously await that day, and until then we all must do our part to ensure that all of our loved ones, friends and neighbors can celebrate those days with us,” she said.

#COVID19 Additionl Data:

Total cases in the state is now at 295,001. Nearly 22,000 cases have been found amongst health care workers; 244,982 people who have contracted the virus no longer need to quarantine: The state’s health system continues to strain with more COVID-19 patients being admitted for treatment.

According to MDH data as recent as Nov. 24, there are 387 patients with the virus needing ICU beds and an additional 1,454 patients needing non-ICU beds. That’s a total of 1,812 patients currently needing treatment for the virus in the state. Both ICU and non-ICU bed use for COVID-19 patients continues to reach levels not seen before in the state, and have increased since mid-September. There were about 271 patients being treated for COVID-19 on Sept. 15:

As for testing, over 55,000 tests were completed on Wednesday: A total of 2.4 million people have been tested in the state so far:

#AceNewsDesk report ……………..Published: Nov.27: 2020:

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(WASHINGTON) #Biden Report: A Joe Biden White House could be a boon for union activists as the Democrat seeks to implement a controversial California labor law nationwide according to Washington Free Beacon #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Nov.27: House Democrats passed the PRO Act in February 2020 in a mostly party-line vote. The bill empowers the National Labor Relations Board to fine employers for violations of employee rights and allows the classification of independent contractors as employees: It also weakens right-to-work laws in more than half of the states in the country:

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Michael Lotito, co-chair of Littler’s Workplace Policy Institute (WPI), said that the adoption of the PRO Act on the federal level would be one of the most dramatic labor reforms in American history: ” It’s like putting 100 Christmases together as a gift to labor,” he told the Washington Free Beacon in a phone interview:

The bill is similar to California’s Assembly Bill 5, passed last year: AB5 created a three-step test to limit the employers’ ability to classify their employees as independent contractors. A report from Littler’s Workplace Policy Institute suggests a Biden administration could adopt similarly pro-union standards in 2021:

” The PRO Act is viewed by some as an attempt to restore organized labor’s role in Democratic Party policymaking,” the WPI report states: ” The act’s future depends on the two Senate races in Georgia that will determine control of the Senate.”

” If Republicans maintain control, the PRO Act will almost certainly fail to advance,” the report continues. “In that case, the Biden administration would have to shape labor policy by other means, including by flipping the National Labor Relations Board majority and appointing a Democratic general counsel during President-elect Biden’s first year in office.”

On his campaign website, Biden called for implementing California’s employer-classification standards to target the gig economy and other industries that rely on independent contractors: Federal labor laws would be more difficult to challenge in court than state labor laws, Lotito said:

” On a nationwide scale, the ABC test, or the situation in California, then becomes the law of the land in all 50 states,” he said. “The independent contractor model is going to be destroyed as a result of the ABC test.”

The adoption of the principles of AB5 on a national scale in the PRO Act would have widespread impact on how employees are classified: The California law is already being challenged in state and federal courts by small-business owners and franchise operations. Kerry Jackson, a California Studies fellow at the Pacific Research Institute, said the policies have already hindered the Golden State’s economy and could do even more damage if applied federally: ” AB5 has already wrecked the personal finances of many in California and stripped workers of their freedom,” Jackson told the Free Beacon. “It’s also a threat to any business that relies on independent contractors to be profitable. On a national basis, the damage would be even worse.”

A Biden presidency would be able to accomplish reforms through executive orders: Biden, who did not respond to request for comment, stressed his commitment to supporting worker unionization by saying he would impose “a personal price” on business leaders who resist attempts to unionise: ” I’m going to hold company executives personally liable for interfering with workers who are attempting to unionize. It’s not enough just to have their corporations pay a fine. If they’re part of the problem, they are going to pay a personal price,” he said:

Labor unions donated more than $1 million to Biden’s presidential campaign, and 87 percent of unions’ total contributions went to Democratic candidates or causes: Jackson said that Biden does not need control of Congress to enact regulations that will harm employers: I imagine he’ll use executive orders as much as the courts will allow him to,” Jackson said. “His boss of eight years was not shy about using his pen and phone to make rules he couldn’t legitimately get out of Congress.”

#AceNewsDesk report ………………..Published: Nov.27: 2020:

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(NEW DELHI, India.) JUST IN: Some 5,000 farmers were allowed to enter the capital on Friday for a peaceful protest under police escort as tensions remained high, with clashes between demonstrators and police continuing elsewhere in India according to RT News #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Nov.27: New Delhi police ask to convert stadiums into prisons as Indian capital grapples with thousands-strong farmer protest: Farmers across India are taking part in demonstrations against agricultural reforms: They fear that new rules of sale, storage and pricing — first introduced in September – will strip small growers of bargaining power and leave them at the mercy of big business: The ‘Dilli Chalo’ (On to Delhi) march was meant to bring the protest to the capital, but it was met with barricades, tear gas and water cannon: Police say the mass demonstrations pose a serious health risk due to the #Covid19 #pandemic

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Earlier in the day, the police asked the New Delhi government to temporarily convert nine stadiums in the city into jails, where they could keep arrested activists. The petition was rejected.

Meanwhile clashes between farmers and police continue elsewhere in India. Protesters attempted to dismantle barriers at the Haryana-Delhi border and built a barricade at the Delhi-Bahadurgarh highway.

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Water cannon and tear gas were also used at an inter-state border with Punjab. The governments of the two states have opposing attitudes towards the march, despite both having large agricultural sectors:

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Farmers run as police fire tear gas shells near Ambala, India, November 26, 2020 © REUTERS/Stringer

Farmers hit with water cannon and tear gas as Indian police try to halt protest march on Delhi (VIDEO)

Punjab’s Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh welcomed the decision to allow protesters into the capital, while taking a jab at the Haryana authorities:

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His counterpart, Manohar Lal Khattar, earlier accused Singh of spreading “lies, deception and propaganda” to fuel the protest:

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#AceNewsDesk report …………..Published: Nov.27: 2020:

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(RIYADH, S.A.) JUST IN: The Arab coalition destroyed an explosive laden boat and foiled a Houthi terrorist attack in the southern Red Sea on Wednesday according to the Arab Media News #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Nov.25: A commercial vessel suffered minor damage from shrapnel as the terror attack was foiled, the coalition said: Hostile actions carried out by the Houthi militia threaten shipping lines and global trade, the coalition added:

Bahrain: Qatar coastguard stops two Bahraini vessels returning from maritime exerciseSaudi aerial photographer reveals secrets of AlUla Old Town to global audience: Saudi Arabia: https://ift.tt/3l7G6R4

#AceNewsDesk report ……………..Published: Nov.25: 2020:

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(ZURICH, Switzerland.) JUST IN: Two women have been injured in a ‘ stabbing attack ‘ in a department store in the city of Lugano according to police RT News #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Nov.24: Two women have been injured in a stabbing attack inside a department store in the Swiss city of Lugano, according to police: A female suspect has been arrested, and officers have reportedly not ruled out terrorism: The attack occurred around 2pm local time, when a 28-year-old Swiss woman, who lives in the area, grabbed the first victim by the neck with her bare hands before turning on a second woman and slashing her with a knife, police said:

Local media reports say that investigators have not ruled out terrorism as a motive for the attack:

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The suspect was apprehended by other people inside the store before being arrested: Police said that one of the victims sustained serious, but not life-threatening, injuries in the attack, while the second sustained minor injuries:

#AceNewsDesk report ……………..Published: Nov.24: 2020:

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