NEWS DIGEST 21.04.2020: Beating COVID19 curfew breakers, studying comets and catching corrupt cops

  Today’s news digest comes via my own Twitter account. Firstly Indian Hindi-language news channel NEWS18 Lokmat presents a video of police officer in the Maharashtra city of Pune beating a man with sticks while he is laying on the … Continue reading NEWS DIGEST 21.04.2020: Beating COVID19 curfew breakers, studying comets and catching corrupt cops

GCC BUSINESS: Saudi sovereign fund welcomes new special advisor

Riyadh – VIJAY SHAH via SAEED AZHAR and Reuters Saudi sovereign fund appoints ex-CEO of Dow Chemical as special adviser https://t.co/53FVrXqZgT — Reuters Business (@ReutersBiz) September 2, 2018 A sovereign fund in Saudi Arabia has appointed a new special advisor formerly associated with the chemicals manufacturer Dow, and who was a chief executive officer there, the Business News desk at news agency Reuters reported this morning. The state fund, run by the royal government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, appointed Andrew Liveris, who was previously U.S. firm Dow’s chairman and CEO, today in an announcement. In English the fund trades … Continue reading GCC BUSINESS: Saudi sovereign fund welcomes new special advisor

STADIUM STAMPEDE: 17 killed in crush at Angolan football stadium

Uíge, ANGOLA VIJAY SHAH via BBC News The BBC reported yesterday that 17 people have been killed after a stampede at a football stadium in the town of Uíge in Angola, according to local officials. Hundreds of injuries, of which five people were seriously injured, from the crush have also been reported, after fans rushed the stadium entrance after they were prevented from entering. Many of the deaths resulted from people falling to the ground or being trapped, then suffocated, according to a medic on the scene.     The stadium, in the north of Angola was hosting a match … Continue reading STADIUM STAMPEDE: 17 killed in crush at Angolan football stadium

CHINA MINING ACCIDENTS: Two reported last week

Beijing, CHINA VIJAY SHAH via Reuters and the Jerusalem Post     At least two mining accidents have been reported in China in the past week, causing the deaths of 38 miners in total, the Jerusalem Post newspaper reported via Chinese state-owned media and the international Reuters news agency today. As a rapidly industrialising country with a wealth of natural resources, the People’s Republic has seen hundreds of mines established to explore for coal, precious metals and other materials, but many mines are unlicensed and the country has a poor safety record generally, with fatal accidents a regular occurrence. In … Continue reading CHINA MINING ACCIDENTS: Two reported last week