France is preparing the rollout of a first round of COVID-19 vaccines that it hopes will start reaching the most at risk citizens early next year pending regulatory approvals of the European Medicines Agency (EMA). The government will ensure vaccines are free for all in its social security system and has earmarked 1.5 billion euros ($1.8 billion) of next year's budget to cover costs, Prime Minister Jean Castex said on Thursday. Castex, who confirmed vaccination would not be made compulsory, urged all citizens to get a shot.
Mining giant Glencore’s CEO Ivan Glasenberg today named Gary Nagle, a senior trader nicknamed “mini-Ivan”, to succeed him when he retires next year after 15 years. Nagle, who joined the company 20 years ago and led operations in Colombia before rising through the ranks to head up its coal unit, will move over from Australia to its HQ in Switzerland early next year. Nagle is known by some as “mini-Ivan", is also South African and attended the same university as Glasenberg, Witwatersrand in Johannesburg.
Land Securities on Friday said there is “strong investor demand” for high quality properties in London as it revealed a £552 million deal to sell office buildings 1 & 2 New Ludgate. The FTSE 100 property giant said it has exchanged contracts to sell its 1.5 acre site next to the Old Bailey, to Singapore-based investment firm Sun Venture. The scheme, 1 & 2 New Ludgate, comprises 389,615 square feet of office and retail space developed by Landsec in 2015.
A fascination with Vice-President elect Kamala Harris could drive American audiences towards Mira Nair's mini-series "A Suitable Boy," the director says. Based on Vikram Seth's epic 1993 novel, the series follows the Mehra family and their associates as they go about the process of finding a husband for 19-year-old university student Lata Mehra (newcomer Tanya […]
Hollywood loves a comeback story. From Martha Stewart to Mel Gibson, the entertainment industry is known for welcoming back their own with open arms. After enduring public scandals, many stars have taken a break from the limelight, eventually bouncing back onto the A-list. More than a year and a half after the college cheating scandal […]
New Delhi [India], December 4 (ANI): Athletics Federation of India on Friday confirmed the appointment of the vastly experienced Radhakrishnan Nair as chief coach of Indian athletics.
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Sullivan began the round ahead by three strokes and landed three birdies on the front nine after the start of the day's play was delayed by 45 minutes due to fog. Wallace rolled in six birdies to stay in contention at 19-under overall following a round of 67. Fellow Englishman Ross Fisher was tied-third alongside Italian Renato Paratore a shot further back.
With 3.6 million subscribers, New Music Friday is hardly Spotify’s most popular playlist (that would be Today’s Top Hits, which tops 27 million). And with 100 new songs or remixes each week sprawled across multiple genres, it doesn’t provide the sort of focused punch of powerful genre-specific playlists like Rap Caviar. Yet it’s become one of the […]
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Amazon in France is in the firing line again. Climate activists piled up giant cardboard delivery boxes outside the finance ministry in Paris on Friday (December 4). The protest was against Amazon's expansion in France and came as the online retailer launched its delayed "Black Friday" sales drive. Gathered in the ministry's courtyard, the protesters rolled out a banner on the building's facade bearing the slogan "change of owner". It featured the faces of Amazon boss Jeff Bezos and French President Emmanuel Macron. The campaigners view the U.S. retail giant as a prime factor in the urbanization of farmland, a process they say is contributing significantly to climate change: "Amazon is destroying the climate and jobs in France. They are planning to impose themselves massively in France with dozens of warehouses already built across the country and another dozen to be built, and what we are asking for is a moratorium to be set up, just as the citizens' convention for climate has asked, to freeze the expansion of this company in France." Amazon's global revenues have soared during the pandemic. Its ability to keep selling during lockdowns has deepened frustration among French opponents, including traditional shop owners. A long battle over safety measures this spring led to the temporary closure of Amazon's French warehouses. Last month, under government pressure, the company postponed its Black Friday campaign to help shopkeepers struggling during France's second national lockdown. Reacting to Friday's protest, Amazon said it had become the mouthpiece of organizations that often made use of "misleading" information. It said it has invested $11 billion in France and created 130,000 jobs.
Washington's point man on North Korea, U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Stephen Biegun, is scheduled to visit Seoul next week to meet with South Korean officials, five sources with knowledge of the trip told Reuters. The trip has not been announced by the State Department, and a spokesman for the U.S. Embassy in Seoul said he had no announcement to make. Besides meeting with South Korean officials, Biegun was also due to give a speech, the sources said, speaking on condition of anonymity as the trip had yet to be publicised.
Noida (Uttar Pradesh) [India], December 4 (ANI): Amateurs took the spotlight as Sneha Singh completed a wire-to-wire win in the seventh leg, as the Women's Pro Golf Tour staged its first event after nine months at the Noida Golf Course.
The messages from a private Whatsapp group were published recently by Spain’s Infolibre news website. The letters to the monarch included some of the language used by far-right politicians and expressed discontent with the “social-communist” government led by Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez and its deals with separatist parties in parliament.
Jose Mourinho says Premier League leaders Tottenham will not need to be warned about complacency ahead of Sunday's north London derby despite Arsenal's poor recent form.
Authorities in the northern Greek city of Thessaloniki have dug dozens of graves for the victims of COVID-19 after a sharp increase in the number of deaths. Thessaloniki, a city of about one million and where the first nationwide cases surfaced in February, has been particularly hard hit during the second wave. At the Resurrection of the Lord Cemetery in Thessaloniki, on the eastern side of Greece's second largest city, many new graves have been opened.
Marcelo Bielsa said his Leeds players would relish their trip to Chelsea on Saturday, when the two clubs renew one of English football's' most bitter rivalries.