She garnered experiences around the dining circuit in Singapore, especially at Restaurant Andre and Starter Lab, and overseas at such storied establishments as Fäviken, Noma, and Relea.
Snow came to the hills around Napa Valley on January 26 as winter storms hit the Bay Area and central California.This footage shows the snow in Howell Mountain.The National Weather Service issued flash-flood and wind advisories as rainfall picked up and wind gusts reached up to 55 miles per hour in some areas. Credit: @CphilpottCraig via Storyful
A woman who refused to pay her taxi fare after a ride admitted on Wednesday (27 January) to using a wooden pizza pan to hit an elderly taxi driver.
Hundreds of Holocaust survivors in Austria and Slovakia were poised to get their first coronavirus vaccination Wednesday, acknowledging their past suffering with a special tribute 76 years after the liberation of the Auschwitz death camp, where the Nazis killed more than 1 million Jews and others. “We owe this to them,” said Erika Jakubovits, the Jewish Community of Vienna organizer of the vaccination drive. More than 400 Austrian survivors, most in their 80s or 90s, were expected to get their first coronavirus shot at Vienna's largest vaccination center set up in the Austrian capital's convention center.
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Intel Corp has invested an additional $475 million in its plant in Vietnam to improve technologies and boost production of its 5G products and core processors, the U.S. chipmaker's local unit said in a statement on Wednesday. The move takes Intel's total investments in Vietnam to around $1.5 billion, it said. "Intel Products Vietnam is an important part in Intel's supply chain," general manager Kim Huat Ooi said, explaining the decision to invest more in facilities and human resources in Vietnam.
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The coronavirus pandemic is on the decline in Moscow, Mayor Sergei Sobyanin said on Wednesday as he abolished some COVID-19 restrictions, allowing bars, restaurants and nightclubs to open overnight. New COVID-19 cases in the Russian capital have not exceeded 3,000 in the past week and more than 50% of beds in coronavirus hospitals were vacant for the first time since mid-June, Sobyanin wrote on his personal blog. "The pandemic is on the decline and under the circumstances our duty is to create conditions for the quickest possible recovery of the economy," said Sobyanin.
Poorer countries face a best-case scenario of a 6-8 month lag behind richer nations in getting access to COVID-19 vaccines to protect their populations against the pandemic disease, the philanthropist Bill Gates said on Wednesday. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has so far committed some $1.75 billion to the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic, including via funds for the COVAX vaccine-sharing initiative co-led by the World Health Organization, and via direct support for some vaccine makers. COVAX, co-led by the GAVI vaccines alliance, says it aims to deliver 2.3.
Relatives of Wuhan's coronavirus dead on Wednesday said Chinese authorities have deleted their social media group and are pressuring them to keep quiet while a World Health Organization team is in the city to investigate the pandemic's origins.
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A police manhunt is under way after the gates and doors of three houses belonging to a Hong Kong village head and his family were doused with paint on Wednesday. Three cars owned by To Siu-lam, the village representative for Tuen Mun San Tsuen in the New Territories, and his family members were also splashed with corrosive fluid during the incident, which happened shortly before 4am. It was the fifth attack To, 73, has experienced in recent years.Get the latest insights and analysis from our Global Impact newsletter on the big stories originating in China. He said he was injured in a knife attack about four years ago, and paint has been poured on his village house three previous times. He said police had made arrests, but no one was prosecuted. To said he believed the incidents were linked and showed a “brazen disregard for the law”, but he stopped short of offering a possible motive for the attacks The latest case came to light when neighbours informed him of the damage at around 8am on Wednesday. Officers arrived at the scene off Lam Tei Main Street in Tuen Mun shortly after he called police at around 8.42am. According to police, three cars were splashed with corrosive fluid and the main gates and walls of three village houses were doused with different colours of paint. No one was injured in the incident. Two suspected triad members among seven held over smashing of glass doors in office block According to the village head, the houses – one of which he lived in – belonged to his family. He also said he owned one of the involved vehicles. To said security camera footage showed the attack occurred just before 4am and at least four men clad in black and wearing masks were involved. Asked whether he would ask police to step up patrols or enhance security around his home, he said: “It is not necessary. I have nothing to fear.” A police spokesman said the case had been classified as criminal damage. Officers from the Tuen Mun criminal investigation unit are investigating the attack. So far, no arrests have been made. Between January and October of 2020, police handled 5,375 reports of criminal damage across the city, down 2.1 per cent from 5,491 in the same period of 2019.This article Hong Kong police hunt four suspects after homes, cars owned by New Territories village head and family vandalised first appeared on South China Morning PostFor the latest news from the South China Morning Post download our mobile app. Copyright 2021.
Overnight clashes in northern Lebanon between security forces and demonstrators angered by a coronavirus lockdown injured at least 45 people, the Lebanese Red Cross said on Wednesday.
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Portugal was urged to transfer COVID-19 patients abroad on Tuesday, as deaths hit a record high and the oxygen supply system in one of the largest hospitals failed from overuse. Ambulances were seen rushing through the gates of Amadora hospital on the outskirts of Lisbon to transfer 48 patients to other health units in the capital. Twenty of them went to Lisbon's largest hospital, Santa Maria, which has already installed two fridges outside its morgue to cope with rising fatalities. In the last 24 hours there have been nearly 300 deaths adding to Portugal's 11,000 death count from COVID-19, which is now the world's highest seven-day average of cases and deaths per million people, according to the tally on ourworldindata.org As public hospitals are overwhelmed with the ballooning number of patients, the military has been called in to help in Lisbon and Porto. The Armed Forces Hospital is also doubling its capacity and converting two cafeterias into wards. A local official in Torres Vedras, near Lisbon urged the foreign ministry to seek international help. President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa said all options were being looked into: "There is no reason at this moment to create an idea of social alarm when it comes to the need for international help. But we know that there is, as it happened in the past within the EU, with different countries and economies, this collaboration and the availability of friendly countries." Portugal's location on the westernmost edge of Europe means there are constraints in transferring patients elsewhere, especially as other EU nations struggle. Across Portugal's health service, 830 intensive care beds have been allocated to COVID-19 patients out of a total of 1,200.
Tova Friedman hid among corpses at Auschwitz amid the chaos of the extermination camp's final days. Days later, on Jan. 27, 1945, she was among the thousands of prisoners who survived to greet the Soviet troops who liberated the camp in Nazi-occupied Poland. Now 82, Friedman had hoped to mark Wednesday's anniversary by taking her eight grandchildren to the Auschwitz-Birkenau memorial site, which is under the custodianship of the Polish state.
Steven Brandenburg, 46, is charged with two counts of attempting to tamper with consumer products and with reckless disregard for the risk that another person will be placed in danger of death or bodily injury, according to the statement by the Justice Department. It said https://bit.ly/3qUNXVI he believed in various "conspiracy theories" and was skeptical of vaccines in general and specifically the vaccine by Moderna. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has deemed Moderna's vaccine safe and effective.
Global coronavirus cases surpassed 100 million on Wednesday, according to a Reuters tally. That's a staggering 1.3 percent of the world's population. Countries across the globe are struggling with new variants of the virus and vaccine shortfalls, while more than 2 million people have died from the disease. The United States, India, Brazil, Russia and the United Kingdom round out the top five worst-affected countries. Together, their populations represent over a quarter of the globe, but their case numbers make up more than half of of those reported. With over 25 million cases alone, the United States has a quarter of all reported COVID-19 cases, though it accounts for just 4 percent of the world's population. It also leads the world in the number of lives lost to the disease with over 420,000 deaths, followed by Brazil. In India, the nation with the second-highest number of cases, infections have been decreasing, but still hover around 13,000 a day on average. And as the worst-affected region in the world, Europe is currently reporting a million new infections about every four days, and has reported nearly 30 million since the global health crisis began. For leaders everywhere, vaccines are the light at the end of the tunnel. Although roll-outs have started in about 56 countries, vaccine distribution across the world remains unequal. Africa, which accounts for nearly 3.5 million cases and over 85,000 deaths, is still scrambling to secure vaccine supplies, and many European countries are facing shipment delays from major vaccine makers like AstraZeneca and Pfizer. Meanwhile, a new threat has emerged: COVID-19 variants, one first identified in Britain, and another in South Africa, which is 50 percent more infectious, and now spreading in at least 20 countries.
After days of clashes with Dutch police, there were a few isolated incidents of protest violence in the Netherlands on Tuesday night. Video uploaded to social media showed an explosion in Hilversum on Tuesday, and protesters running from police. Dutch police tweeted shortly after the video was filmed that the town was quiet. Earlier in the day, shops were boarded up and police were out in force with greater powers to respond to any rioting. The recent protests were sparked by the imposition of a new night-time curfew on Saturday aimed at combatting the spread of coronavirus. Since then, at least 500 people have been arrested in anti-lockdown riots. When the 9pm order came into effect on Tuesday, there were a few rowdy crowds out in several cities including Amsterdam and Rotterdam. But police were able to break them up without incident and just 33 people had to be detained. Tuesday's events were in stark contrast to the previous night when there was widespread looting and police clashed with demonstrators. Rioters tried to attack hospitals in several cities, vehicles were set on fire and demonstrators set-up barricades. The National Police chief Willem Woelders said that one night of calm did not mean they could let their guard down. Law enforcement issued a nationwide appeal to parents to keep teenagers indoors, warning they could end up with a criminal record. The Netherlands' first curfew since World War Two was imposed despite weeks of falling COVID-19 infections. Authorities are worried about the fast-spreading UK variant of the disease which has been found in a third of new Dutch cases. Schools and non-essential shops across the Netherlands have been shut since mid-December. Bars and restaurants were closed two months earlier.