Tuesday, 20 Oct 2020

Mali’s Interim President Appoints Moctar Ouane Prime Minister

Alvarez & Marsal appointed administrators of NMC healthcare in the UAE – statement

DUBAI, Sept 27 (Reuters) – Restructuring consultancy Alvarez & Marsal said on Sunday it has been appointed as administrators of a group of operating businesses related to NMC Healthcare by the Abu Dhabi Global Market Courts, a statement by Alvarez & Marsal said on Sunday.

Richard Fleming and Ben Cairns of Alvarez & Marsal have been appointed as joint administrators, the firm said in an e-mailed statement.

Mali president names Moctar Ouane as interim Prime Minister

BAMAKO (Reuters) – Former foreign minister Moctar Ouane was named as Mali’s interim Prime Minister, state television said on Sunday, a move likely to trigger the lifting of sanctions imposed by the West Africa regional bloc in the aftermath of the military coup last month.

India’s President Endorses Farm Law That Cost Modi an Ally

India’s President Ram Nath Kovind approved three controversial farming bills that resulted in protests by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s opposition and prompted an ally to leave the ruling coalition.

The passage of bills led to street protests by farmers, while Shiromani Akali Dal, one of Modi’s oldest allies pulled out of the National Democratic Alliance in support for farmers. The exit doesn’t threaten Modi’s government as his Bharatiya Janata Party has a majority in the lower house of Parliament.

The new legislation will completely change how farm produce is cultivated and sold and impacts about 800 million of India’s 1.3 billion people who depend on agriculture directly or indirectly for their livelihood.

The bills, which now become law are: The Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Bill, The Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement of Price Assurance and Farm Services Bill and The Essential Commodities (Amendment) Bill.

Malaysian Virus Cases Jump Most in Over 2 Weeks After Sabah Vote

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Malaysia saw the highest daily surge in coronavirus cases since Sept. 11, with most of them reported in the state of Sabah a day after local elections.

The Southeast Asian country confirmed 150 new infections on Sunday, according to the health ministry, with 124 reported in the Borneo state. There was one additional death, also from Sabah, raising the tally to 134.

The spike in cases comes a day after polls wrapped up in Sabah, where the nation’s ruling coalition continued its streak of victories to win the key opposition state amid challenges to Muhyiddin Yassin’s premiership. The election was dogged by politicians testing positive for the virus as the state became the new epicenter of Malaysia’s outbreak.

The health ministry also reported the emergence of two new Covid-19 clusters in the state, and one in Kuala Lumpur. At least 15 of those who newly tested positive in other states were returning from Sabah, according to the ministry.

US health agency reports 853 new Covid-19 deaths, taking total to 204,033

WASHINGTON (REUTERS) – The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Sunday (Sept 27) reported 7,059,087 total COVID-19 cases, an increase of 49,871 infections from its previous count, and said the nation’s death toll had risen by 853 to 204,033.

The new CDC case tally is as of 4 pm ET (2000 GMT) on Sept 26 versus its previous report a day earlier.

The CDC figures do not necessarily reflect cases reported by individual states.

France reports 11,123 new confirmed coronavirus cases

PARIS (REUTERS) – France registered 11,123 new confirmed coronavirus cases on Sunday (Sept 27), above the symbolic threshold of 10,000 but below a daily record of 16,096 set earlier this week.

The total number of cases now stands at 538,569, Health Ministry data showed.

The number of people who have died from the infection increased by 27 to 31,727.

Broncos vs. Buccaneers live blog: Real-time updates from the Week 3 NFL game at Empower Field at Mile High – The Denver Post

Live updates, tweets, photos, analysis and more from the Broncos game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Empower Field at Mile High in Denver on Sept. 27, 2020.

Mobile users, if you can’t see the live blog, tap here.

Boy Suspected of Contracting Bubonic Plague in China

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A three-year-old boy in China’s southwest Yunnan Province is suspected to have the bubonic plague, according to the Global Times.

The case is the only one detected so far, the paper reported, citing local officials in Menghai county. The infection was found during a county-wide screening, after three rats were discovered dead for unknown reasons in a village, it said.

Menghai county has started a level IV emergency response to prevent the spread of the disease, according to Global Times.

In July, China confirmed a case of bubonic plague in the northern province of Inner Mongolia.

— With assistance by John Liu, and Jessica Sui

Mali’s Interim President Appoints Moctar Ouane Prime Minister

Mali’s interim President Bah N’Daw appointed the country’s longtime diplomat Moctar Ouane as prime minister on Sunday, according to a copy of the decree.

The move comes two days after the country’s junta handed over power to N’Daw, a retired military officer, as part of efforts to convince West African neighbors to lift sanctions imposed after last month’s coup.

Ouane, 64, served as foreign affairs minister from 2004 to 2011 and has since then been the country’s delegate to the West African Economic and Monetary Union.

The new leadership faces the uphill task of preparing for elections within 18 months, the timeline imposed by the Economic Community of West African States. The 15-member bloc has taken a hard line against Mali since the putsch, shutting borders and halting financial flows.

The sanctions are expected to be lifted now that a civilian prime minister has been named.

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