Canada on Friday said that it was ready to discuss an intellectual property rights (IP) waiver for COVID-19 vaccines while it also recognized the importance of protecting IP and the integral role industry played in developing the medicines. "Canada is ready to discuss proposals on a waiver for intellectual property (IP) protection, particular to COVID-19 vaccines, under the WTO Agreement on TRIPS," International Trade Minister Mary Ng said in a statement. "Our government firmly believes in the importance of protecting IP and recognizes the integral role that industry has played in innovating to develop and deliver life-saving COVID-19 vaccines."
The trick of sawing a body in two celebrates its centenary in 2021, and its originator, PT Selbit, probably wouldn’t have been impressed as the secret behind a Shenzen magician’s version of the illusion was revealed in front of an audience recently.The trick was exposed by a fellow illusionist, and the magicians involved go by the apt stage names of Pokerface Man and Embarrassing Man. The duo post videos to Kuaishou, a Chinese video-sharing app, where the Pokerface Man account has over 720,000 followers.The account focuses on humorous revelations of the secrets behind Embarrassing Man’s tricks.In this instance, Embarrassing Man was performing the age-old trick of cutting what appeared to be one person in half, as a crowd looked on.After the top and bottom half of the volunteer in question appear to have been separated, Embarrassing Man can be seen showing off to the camera only for his partner to ruin his fun.Pokerface Man soon reveals how the box holding the top half of the man taking part in the trick, actually has enough room for his legs to be tucked in, without any danger of a blade chopping him in two from the waist down.The pair told Storyful that the footage was recorded on April 20.Pokerface Man, real name Hao Yakun, developed an interest in magic in 2009, and alongside developing a large online following in the years since, he also teaches courses on magic for budding illusionists, according to a Chinese media report. Credit: Pokerface Man via Storyful
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Firefighters in London said they were called early on Friday, May 7, to a fire burning across three floors of a 19-story apartment block near Canary Wharf.Around 125 firefighters and 20 fire engines were sent to the building, at New Providence Wharf in Poplar.Parts of the eighth, ninth and 10th floors were on fire, the London Fire Brigade said. Ambulance crews said they were treating “a number of people”.Residents had been campaigning since the 2017 Grenfell Tower disaster to have ACM cladding removed from the development’s buildings. A resident who spoke to the BBC described the cladding as dangerous and “Grenfell like”. Credit: Dimple Unalkat-Patel via Storyful
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Guerrilla soldiers from Myanmar’s Karen ethnic minority burned down a government military outpost on Friday after capturing it without a fight when its garrison fled, a senior Karen officer said. The position is approximately 15 kilometers (nine miles) from a larger camp that the Karen National Liberation Army stormed and burned 10 days earlier. The KNLA is the armed wing of the Karen National Union, the main political organization representing the Karen minority, whose homeland is in eastern Myanmar.
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