(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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(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:

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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.”

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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 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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(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:

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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:

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( WASHINGTON) #Coronavirus Report: The FDA has authorized use of the Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc. drug to try to prevent hospitalisation and worsening disease from developing in patients with mild-to-moderate symptoms of #COVID19 #AceHealthDesk report

#AceHealthReport – Nov.22: The drug is given as a one-time treatment through an IV. The FDA allowed its use in adults and children 12 and over who weigh at least 88 pounds (40 kilograms) and who are at high risk of severe illness from COVID-19 because of age or certain other medical conditions: Emergency authorization allows use of the drug to start while studies are continuing to establish safety and effectiveness. Early results suggest the drug may reduce COVID-19-related hospitalization or emergency room visits in patients at high risk for disease progression, the FDA said:

#Coronavirus Report: Update: FDA Authorizes Monoclonal Antibodies (Regeneron) for Treatment of #COVID19 cases with mild to moderate symptoms.

Regeneron said that initial doses will be made available to roughly 300,000 patients through a federal government allocation program: Those patients will not be charged for the drug but may have to pay part of the cost of giving the IV: Initial supplies will likely be vastly outstripped by demand as the U.S. has surged past 12 million reported cases, with the country facing what health experts say will be a dark winter due to uncontrolled spread of the virus:

Antibodies are proteins the body makes to target and help eliminate viruses, but it can take weeks for the best ones to form after an infection occurs. The drugs are concentrated versions of ones that proved best able to do this in lab and animal tests, and in theory help the body start to fight the virus right away: The Regeneron drug is a combo of two antibodies to enhance the chances it will prove effective. Earlier this month, the FDA gave emergency authorization to a single-antibody drug from Eli Lilly that also is still being studied: There’s no way to know whether the Regeneron drug helped Trump recover; he received a host of treatments and most COVID-19 patients recover on their own.

FDA regulators authorized the Regeneron drug using their emergency powers to quickly speed the availability of experimental drugs and other medical products during public health crises: In normal times the FDA requires “substantial evidence” to show that a drug is safe and effective, usually through one or more large, rigorously controlled patient studies. But during public health emergencies the agency can lower those standards and require only that an experimental treatment’s potential benefits outweigh its risks:

The emergency authorization functions like a temporary approval for the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic. To win full approval, Regeneron will have to submit additional research to fully define the drug’s safety and benefit for patients: The White House cast the decision as a victory for Trump’s efforts “to deliver cutting-edge treatments with highly promising results to protect the health and safety of the most vulnerable Americans,” according to a statement from spokesman Michael Bars.


AP health writer Matthew Perrone contributed to this report.

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(BERLIN, Germany.) JUST IN: Friday marks 75th Anniversay of start of Nuremberg Trials Antifa Activists rallied in capital to decry #COVID19 sceptics’ tactics as counter-protest comes amid demonstrations over a controversial law that gives the government more powers to fight the virus #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Nov.21: Hundreds of Antifa members marched through the German capital on Friday night, holding banners denouncing “Corona deniers and Nazi pigs” as they chanted slogans. The column of left-wing protesters was closely supervised by police, and no violence was reported during the event:

Demonstrators are sprayed with a water cannon during a protest against the government's coronavirus disease (COVID-19) restrictions, next to the Brandenburger Gate in Berlin, November, 18, 2020.

As the German lockdown movement continues to grow, wild claims of Nazi-era laws and Anne Frank comparisons undermine its efforts

While the demonstrators expressed their anger with “conspiracy believers,” protests of those furious at the government didn’t stop. Critics are decrying a new Infection Protection Law, which gives authorities the ability to swiftly impose lockdowns and other restrictive measures: Some are even comparing the law to Nazi-era dictates that enabled Adolf Hitler’s rise to power:

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On Friday, which marked the 75th anniversary of the start of the Nazi war crime tribunals, a group of demonstrators gathered at the Nuremberg Trials Memorial to denounce the new law; Footage from RT’s Ruptly video agency shows protesters gathered around candles shaped like a peace sign, as some carried placards warning of the dangers of government overreach. The demonstration coincided with a ceremony inside the court which was attended by German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier;

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Earlier this week thousands of protesters against the Infection Protection Law faced off with police in Berlin. Water cannon were deployed to disperse the crowd, and over 100 people were detained.

This Saturday, both anti-lockdown demonstrations and counter-protests are planned in the city of Leipzig, in Eastern Germany: Germany isn’t the only country to see pushback against its coronavirus measures. Anti-lockdown protests have been held regularly in London, while similar demonstrations have been seen in Italy and other parts of Europe.

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(SAO PABLO, Brazil.) JUST IN: Eve Of Conciousness Day Report: Hundreds of protesters attacked a supermarket amid nationwide outrage over the alleged killing of a black man by two security guards at ‘ Carrefours Food Stores ‘ ransacking the shop: Footage of RT’s Ruptly Video Agency shows link below #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Nov.21: Footage from RT’s Ruptly video agency shows total mayhem at the ‘Carrefour’ food store, as protesters ransacked the shop with seeming impunity: Products are seen littering the aisles as alarms are heard ringing in the background. Demonstrators also pelted the store with rocks, shattering its windows, and set a fire inside: The blaze was later extinguished:

The unrest was part of nationwide protests sparked by the death of a black man at a Carrefour store in the southern Brazilian city of Porto Alegre: The incident occurred on the eve of Black Consciousness Day in Brazil:

Footage of the incident shows two security guards restraining and beating the victim, identified as 40-year-old Joao Alberto Silveira Freitas. A store employee reportedly altered the guards, claiming that Freitas threatened to attack her, local media reported. It has not yet been determined what caused Freitas’ death, but some reports have cited preliminary medical analysis pointing to asphyxiation:

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One of the security guards was reportedly an off-duty policeman: Both suspects have been arrested and are currently being investigated for homicide: The supermarket chain said on Friday that it had ended its contract with the security firm whose employees were allegedly involved in the killing:

On Friday the demonstrations turned violent, with Carrefour stores in several cities across Brazil being attacked and vandalized by angry mobs:

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(USA) E-scooters Report: As number of crashes have risen as people emerge out of ‘ lockdown ‘ since the rise in sales has prompted ‘ environmentally friendly travel ‘ a Swedish company will integrated Luna’s computer vision system into 50 of its e-scooters #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Nov.20: Last year, electric scooters were booming in big cities across the United States and other countries as urbanites embraced a relatively novel way of getting around town. The rentable, battery-boosted rides also brought a rising number of pedestrian-involved crashes as some riders illegally zipped down sidewalks and darted around traffic before the craze was interrupted by the #pandemic

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Downtowns became ghost towns when businesses told workers to stay home, and e-scooter business slowed, dropping as much as 70 percent: As people reemerge from shutdowns, wary of congested trains and buses, the micromobility industry may enjoy a post-pandemic renaissance, analysts say. People are buying more of the two-wheelers in some markets. China-based Niu saw sales rise sales 6.3 percent internationally as cities such as Boston, New York and Minneapolis expanded bike lanes to encourage social distancing, setting the framework for a potential e-scooter comeback:

By the time the novel coronavirus is in the rearview mirror, riders could be encountering a new type of e-scooter, one that picks up safety tools from modern cars. Last week, micromobility companies Luna and Voi Technology came together to kick off a test fleet of e-scooters with pedestrian detection: The test scooters are deployed in Northampton, England. Luna, a Dublin-based start-up, developed the system of cameras and sensors that it says will enable the scooters to learn and respond to their environments. Voi, a Swedish e-scooter manufacturer, integrated Luna’s computer vision system into 50 of its e-scooters. […]

The immediate goal for Voi and Luna is to have the devices detect people and objects in a scooter’s path, even if the rider doesn’t see them: The idea is to make scooter users and pedestrians feel safe as they navigate busy streets, which is the most significant issue plaguing cities with legalized shared e-scooters, according to Fredrik Hjelm, CEO of Voi…..

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(BERLIN, Germany.) JUST IN: German police are investigating a doctor who allegedly killed two critically ill #Covid19 patients, who were being treated in intensive care, with a lethal injection, a spokesperson said on Friday according to RT News #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – NOv.20: The doctor, who has worked at Essen University Hospital as a senior physician since February, was arrested on November 18 on suspicion of intentionally fatally injecting the two men, the public prosecutor’s office in Essen said on Friday:

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” There is a suspicion that the doctor deliberately and illegally administered drugs to seriously ill people in their last phase of life, which led to their immediate death,” investigators said in a statement: The doctor was brought before a judge on November 19, who ordered that he be placed in pre-trial detention: Police said the medic had explained that he had administered the lethal injection to one of the patients to stop them and their family “suffering” further:

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(TAIWAN) JUST IN: President will start work next week to build its fleet of domestically-developed submarines, the presidential office said on Friday, as the island claims it has the right to self-defense against any military threat from China according to RT News #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Nov.20: The project will include eight submarines and will strengthen the island’s defenses, according to presidential office spokesman Xavier Chang. “This represents a new milestone in the national submarine manufacturing plan,” Chang said. President Tsai Ing-wen will attend a ceremony next Tuesday to kick off the work: The program is part of Tsai’s military modernization and self-sufficiency plan. Taiwan’s Defense Ministry said in September, although without naming China, that the island has the right to self-defense and counterattack amid the “high frequency of harassment and threats from the enemy’s warships and aircraft this year.”……..Taiwan’s military added at the time that it has “clearly defined” the procedures for a first response:

The first submarine from the new fleet, whose estimated cost is US$1.72 billion, may enter service in late 2024: Currently, Taiwan has four submarines, and two of them date back to World War II. No submarine matches those from China’s fleet:

Local media earlier reported that the plan had been postponed, but the Taiwanese Navy said on November 2 that the island will begin building the first vessel this month at a new shipyard: Taiwan’s CSBC Corporation designed a shipyard in Kaohsiung for submarine building, and preparation work started there in May last year, the military said:

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US must immediately stop military contact with Taiwan, revoke arms sales plan, China’s defense ministry says

The announcement about the new fleet comes amid heightened tension with China, in particular, over the United States’ sales of advanced weapons to the island and US officials’ visits to Taipei: Taiwan’s government on Friday announced a new visit, this time by the cabinet-level head of the US Environmental Protection Agency, Andrew Wheeler. This would be the third trip by a senior US official since August:

Beijing says its policies toward the island are based on the “one China principle.” Its Foreign Ministry reiterated on Friday it opposes all forms of official interactions between Washington and Taiwan, saying it will make a “necessary” response:

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(RIVERSIDE COUNTY,Calif.) Court Report: A jury recommended Thursday that a former MLB prospect from Corona be sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole for the 2015 killing of three people, including his father and uncle, officials said #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Nov.20: Brandon Willie Martin, 27, was found guilty on Nov. 4 of the first-degree murders of his 64-year-old disabled father Michael Martin; his 51-year-old maternal uncle Ricky Andersen; and 62-year-old Barry Swanson, an alarm system installer who was working at the family’s home at the time of the incident, the Riverside County District Attorney’s Office said: A jury also found true the special circumstance of multiple murders, making Martin eligible for the death penalty, according to the DA’s office:

Brandon Willie Martin is seen in an image provided by the Corona Police Department.

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Martin, who originally pleaded not guilty in 2015, is scheduled to return to court on Jan. 29, 2021, for the rendering of the sentence by a judge.

On Sept. 17, 2015, police responded to the family’s home in the 1000 block of Winthrop Drive in Corona. They found the three men beaten to death with a black wooden baseball bat engraved with Martin’s name, officials said: The bodies of the three men were discovered by Martin’s cousin, who called 911: Michael Martin and Barry Swanson died at the scene and Ricky Andersen died two days later: Swanson was at the home to install an ADT alarm system because the family feared Martin, according to the DA’s office.

After Martin beat the three men, he stole Swanson’s Ford Raptor pickup truck, which police spotted the next day, leading them on a pursuit. At the end of the chase, Martin left the truck and fled on foot. While attempting to evade officers, Martin broke into a home then jumped out a second-story window: A police canine was sent to detain Martin, and after fighting with the dog, Martin was arrested.

In 2011: Martin was the 38th overall Major League Baseball draft pick, selected by the Tampa Bay Rays: He was released by the team in March 2015: KTLA https://ift.tt/35OUTvT

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(SENEGAL) JUST IN: Some 500 fishermen have developed a mysterious skin disease of unknown origin in recent days, prompting a major investigation as authorities rush to identify the source #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Nov.20: ” All the infected men come from fishing towns along the outskirts of the capital Dakar and have been placed in quarantine, according to Ousmane Gueye, national director of health information and education:

” It’s a dermatitis associated with an infectious disease,” Gueye said. “We are checking further and hope to find out soon what it is.”

Symptoms of the disease include “lesions on their faces, extremities and for some, on their genitals,” while others have reported headaches and elevated temperatures. Disturbing images on social media purport to show the painful boils on some of the stricken sailors, as well as “swollen and blistered lips, and large pimples on their hands.”

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The first case was reported in the community of Thiaroye sur Mer on November 12, when a young man presented with “swelling of the face, dry lips and redness of the eyes.” ……

Authorities have imposed a temporary ban on fishing expeditions for several days as they assess the extent of the outbreak and try to determine its cause: Meanwhile multiple samples have been taken from the local area to find the origin, including seawater, local fish, and algae specimens among others sent for analysis by the Senegalese Navy: Preliminary investigations have ruled out bacterial or virological contamination according to Minister of Health Abdoulaye Diouf, who confirmed at least 18 hospitalizations as a result of the outbreak: Investigators now suspect some form of toxic pollution or algae may be responsible, as video shared online purports to show extreme pollution in the area which has allegedly killed thousands of fish:

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‘This is an environmental disaster’: Unexplained tragedy kills 95% of sea-life on bed of Russia’s Avacha Bay

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(NEW YORK) JUST IN: In last two days two people have been pushed onto subway tracks and todays its being reported that another person has been struck by a train according to Fire Dept officials #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Nov.20: A person was struck by a subway train Friday morning: Fire Department officials say it happened around 3:30 a.m. on the tracks at Woodhaven Boulevard in Elmhurst: There were reports the victim was found under the train: There was no immediate word on their condition………..Subway service was affected earlier, but it is now back to normal according to @CBSNewYork

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On Thursday, a woman survived being shoved onto subway tracks at Union Square station in Manhattan. The train passed over her. The stunning incident was caught on video. A suspect in that case was arrested at the scene:

On Wednesday, a 36-year-old man was beaten and shoved onto the tracks at Bryant Park. An arrest has been made in that case:

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(CHARLESTON, W.Va.) JUST IN: Federal prosecutors accused a West Virginia man on Tuesday of conspiracy against the U.S. government and selling machine gun conversion devices online to followers of a far-right extremist movement according to CBS #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Nov.18: Timothy John Watson, 30, was charged after he was arrested in early September for allegedly running a website claiming to sell wall hangers that authorities said could be actually used to turn semi-automatic AR-15 rifles into fully automatic machine guns: Authorities said the devices were sold to supporters of the anti-government “boogaloo” movement, the code word they use for their talk of a second civil war. Their prominence has grown during the pandemic as many dressed in Hawaiian shirts and camouflage garb, sometimes toting guns, attended protests against government shutdowns: Prosecutors said Watson’s customers include an Air Force sergeant in California accused of shooting and killing a federal security officer and of injuring several security personnel in May and June:

Self-Described ‘Boogaloo Bois’ Member Fired AK-47-Style Weapon Into MPD’s 3rd Precinct During May 28 Unrest

Authorities said Staff Sgt. Steven Carrillo had used a homemade AR-15-style rifle in two shootings and wore gear with references to the boogaloo movement: ” The suspect in this case appears to have supplied hundreds of people with these conversion devices, some to people who want to do Americans harm,” U.S. Attorney Bill Powell said in a statement: Watson had pleaded not guilty: A judge has not yet ruled on a request for Watson to be released under house arrest:

His attorney, Shawn McDermott denied in a court filing that Watson belonged to “any so-called Boogaloo movement” and said his client “would reject any ideology that is based upon violence.” He said Watson operated his wall hanger business legally and that his products are not designed to create automatic machine guns any more than a clothes hanger made out of metal:

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(WASHINGTON) JUST IN: The Taliban has hailed the Trump administration’s decision to withdraw some 2,000 US troops from Afghanistan as a good step in helping bring about an end to bitter fighting in the country since US deployment there in 2001 #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Nov.18: Zabihullah Mujahid, a spokesman for the Islamist fundamentalist group, told AFP news agency on Wednesday, that the troop withdrawal is in the best interest of people in both Afghanistan and the US. He added that pulling US forces out will avert further war: On Tuesday, Acting US Secretary of Defense Chris Miller announced the withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan and a further 500 troops from Iraq, leaving around 2,500 soldiers in each country:

FILE PHOTO: US army soldiers sit next a military vehicle in the town of Bartella, Iraq on December 27, 2016 © REUTERS / Ammar Awad

Pentagon announces partial withdrawal from Afghanistan – 2,500 troops to remain

NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg expressed concerns over the troop withdrawals, which Miller said are set to take place by January 15, 2021 before US President Donald Trump leaves office:

“Afghanistan risks becoming once again a platform for international terrorists to plan and organize attacks on our homelands,” the NATO Secretary General said on Tuesday: Miller also said that talks with the Taliban were “ongoing,” and that he had spoken to Stoltenberg and Afghanistan’s President Ashraf Ghani:

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NATO’s Stoltenberg claims US withdrawal from Afghanistan will turn it into terrorist hotbed, warns of ‘attacks on our homelands’

The US pledged the full withdrawal of its troops from Afghanistan by the middle of next year under an agreement signed with the Taliban in exchange for certain counterterrorism measures.

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(BANGKOK, Thailand.) JUST IN: At least 41 people have been injured in Bangkok, the city’s Erawan Emergency Medical Centre said, as protests pushing for constitutional reforms escalated in the capital on Tuesday amid reports of live ammunition being fired #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Nov.17: A police officer was among the injured, the hospital said, with a dozen people affected by tear gas and five reportedly sustaining gunshot wounds: Thousands of people faced off with police in the Thai capital on Tuesday for the latest round of protests, as they demanded the removal of Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha and for the expansive powers of King Maha Vajiralongkorn to be limited. The protests have been running since July, and Tuesday’s unrest also involved scuffles between those pushing for reform and counter-protesting royalists:

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Officers fired a water cannon at some demonstrators who had cut through razor-wire barricades and reportedly taken a water cannon truck stationed outside parliament, where MPs were discussing changes to the constitution, which may affect the role of the monarchy.

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Fighting between yellow-shirted royalists and protesters from the youth-led pro-reform movement was also reported, with social media videos appearing to show scuffles near a footbridge and people hurling rocks.

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In some local news footage, medics could be seen rushing stretchers bearing some of the wounded through crowds of protesters. Some images circulating on social media purported to show an injured child being taken away for medical attention.

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Unverified videos posted to social media appeared to show bullet casings on the ground and live rounds being fired. As well as demonstrators with gunshot wounds.

People shows three fingers salute during a rally in Bangkok. © Reuters / Soe Zeya Tun

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Deputy Commander of the Royal Thai Army Piya Tavichai denied that the authorities had deployed any live rounds at the protests, and said only rubber bullets had been used, in order to disperse crowds:

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(PARIS, France.) JUST IN: Sanitation workers started a strike in the capital on Tuesday, setting trash alight while protesting against worsening working conditions and the planned reform of their sector #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Nov.17: The public services union organized a rally for Tuesday, with scores of workers blocking a street near the city’s cleaning department, burning dustbins and throwing documents from the roof:

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Of the city’s 4,900 garbage collectors and 200 sewer workers, a reported 20 percent went on strike:

Protesters run away from tear gas during a demonstration in Paris on January 11, 2020.

Tear gas vs rocks: Anti-pension reform & Yellow Vests protests get heated in France (VIDEOS)

The protesters say they “deserve a minimum of recognition,” citing “a real health fear” over the conditions of their work and noting, in particular, that protective ‘wetsuits’ and maintenance workshops are no longer up to standard.

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Workers also complained that bonuses, which were granted during the first lockdown, are being abandoned now, particularly given the ongoing health risk. “Since the start of the health crisis in France, 397 of our colleagues have tested positive for Covid and 25 of them have been hospitalized,” according to Régis Vieceli, a CGT union delegate for garbage collectors: The protesting sanitation workers are also opposing legislation to transform the country’s civil service, which paves the way for reductions in public spending and could lead to layoffs. They are also worried that the city may be moving towards privatization of the service, Vieceli said.

Among the questions city officials have yet to answer is whether they intend to put garbage collectors “under surveillance” via GPS, as has been rumored:

It is not clear now when the strike – which also poses health hazards for Paris over the 3,000 tons of waste the city produces every day – will end. Sanitation workers went on strike in January and February against planned pension reforms, and six out of seven waste incineration plants in Paris were closed:

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(RIYADH, S.A.) G20 Briefing Report: The world needs to strengthen cooperation to reduce land degradation, habitat loss and coral reef conservation, said Saudi Deputy Minister for Environment Dr. Osama Faqeeha on Tuesday according to Arab Media News #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Nov.17: Speaking at a G20 meeting briefing on the highlights of the Environment Working Group, Faqeeha underlined the importance of preserving the environment for a sustainable future: He said that the Saudi presidency is pursuing collective efforts and taking concrete actions to safeguard the planet: The deputy minister said conserving the earth’s environment meant protecting marine and terrestrial environments and working towards reducing marine pollution such as plastic littering: ” Around 12 million hectares of land are lost annually due to land degradation, including deforestation,” he added: Moreover, land degradation affects about 60 percent of people directly or indirectly and contributes to massive habitat and ecosystem service losses, he said, adding that deforestation and other land use are also responsible for 24 percent of greenhouse gas emissions: G20 Saudi Arabia is leading the international community in working toward minimizing land degradation and deforestation to conserve biodiversity and meet climate goals:

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Faqeeha also spoke about preserving the oceans, saying that the human activity and climate change endanger the survival of coral reefs, on which about 50 percent of the world’s marine life depends.

Without concrete action, it is estimated that “a significant share of coral reefs are at risk,” he said. Coral reefs are under constant threat from pollution and habitat destruction, therefore conserving them “urgently important to ensure protection of our ecosystem.”

Due to the urgency of this issue, Saudi Arabia intends to build on the Japanese G20 Presidency’s efforts and advance steps on the preservation of the ecosystem.

Furthermore, climate change is one of the most pressing global challenges. The urgency to act increases as the world population continues to grow and emissions rise.

The Saudi G20 presidency is committed to advancing efforts for managing emissions in all sectors and improving synergies between adaptation and mitigation actions, including nature-based solutions such as reforestation and protecting and restoring marine resources.

“There has been significant appreciation of Saudi Arabia on environment preservation,” said the deputy minister.

Addressing the subject of “Securing a Future for the World’s Coral Reefs” later, Carlos M. Duarte, a professor of marine science at the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), talked about the Kingdom’s coral reefs in the Red Sea.

“Red Sea coral reefs are the best preserved in the world and remarkably beautiful,” he said, adding that Red Sea is very salty, which protects coral reefs, which often called the tropical forests of the oceans.

Carlos M. Duarte, professor of marine science at the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) speaking at G20 meet. (Screenshot)

Duarte said that the northern Red Sea provides a globally unique refuge for coral reefs.

Regarding securing the future of coral reefs, he added that by the turn of the century, about half of the coral reefs were lost. “We should not accept the loss of the coral reefs and grieve, but there is a need to act and strengthen cooperation to preserve them, not only through green recovery plan but blue recovery initiatives as well.”

He suggested some measures to preserve coral reefs, including resilience-based management, expansion of mangroves, growing and expanding habitats and restoring marine habitats.

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