Cyclone Nivar is all set to cross Tamil Nadu and Puducherry coasts today late evening The landfall point will be close to Puducherry and the weather bureau has predicted strong winds and heavy to very heavy rainfall over parts of Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana Cyclone Nivar over southwest Bay of Bengal has intensified into a severe cyclonic storm, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) said in its bulletin on Wednsday. "It is very likely to intensify further into a very severe cyclonic storm during next 12 hours," the IMD added. Content retrieved from:https://www.livemint.com/news/india/cyclone-nivar-live-updates-nivar-intensifies-into-severe-cyclonic-storm-tamil-nadu-puducherry-on-alert-11606272152837.html
Authorities announce closure to allow safe demolition of Meena Plaza Towers. Shops and markets in Abu Dhabi’s Mina Port area (Mina Zayed) will be temporarily closed from 7pm on Thursday, November 26 until 4pm on Friday, November 27 to allow the safe demolition of the Meena Plaza Towers, authorities have announced. The Department of Municipalities and Transport (DMT) said the abandoned unfinished tower blocks in the Mina Zayed area, will be demolished this weekend to pave the way for an all-new wharf in the iconic port-side community. The temporary closure will cover the fish, fruits and vegetable markets, cooperative society, carpet and livestock markets and the slaughterhouse. Authorities have advised residents wishing to shop during the temporary
The team behind the AstraZeneca-developed vaccine explain how they got its success rate from 60% to 90% by sheer chance. It took Oxford University's brightest minds decades of work to give them the expertise to develop a Covid-19 vaccine. In the end, it was a momentary error - and a dose of good fortune - that carried them over the line. The Oxford vaccinologists were exhilarated on Monday when drugmaker AstraZeneca, with whom they developed the shot, announced that it could be around 90 per cent effective, citing data from late-stage trials. "It can only happen if extraordinary support is provided," Adrian Hill, director of Oxford University's Jenner Institute which developed the shot, told Reuters. "We had pretty well the whole institute in
As the pandemic rages, the nations adopted a unified tone on the challenges ahead during a virtual summit hosted by Saudi Arabia. G20 leaders said on Sunday they will “spare no effort” to ensure the fair distribution of coronavirus vaccines worldwide, and support poor countries whose economies have been ravaged by the crisis. As the pandemic rages, the nations adopted a unified tone on the challenges ahead during a virtual summit hosted by Saudi Arabia. Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz of Saudi Arabia said that the “spirit of cooperation” was needed now “more than ever to face the impact of the pandemic and create a prosperous future for the people of the whole world”. “We have mobilised resources to address the immediat
'Scaled-down versions of the existing traditions' for Biden's inauguration. President-elect Joe Biden will announce the first of his Cabinet picks on Tuesday, aides said, including possibly for secretary of state, as he lays the foundation for his administration despite President Donald Trump's refusal to concede. Longtime aide and veteran diplomat Antony Blinken was the most likely candidate to head the State Department, one Biden source said on Sunday. Bloomberg News reported earlier that Blinken would be the choice. Blinken could not be reached for comment. Biden said last week he had settled on a Treasury secretary. Former Fed Chair Janet Yellen is believed to be the top candidate in Democratic and monetary policy circles. A spokesman for Biden...
The violators were slapped with a fine and asked to shape up. The Sharjah Police have launched a crackdown on trucks and light vehicles with expired registration and driving licence. It is part of the second phase of the inspection and awareness campaign being carried out under the slogan 'Renew your vehicle's registration'. In case of failing, or ignoring to renew vehicle’s registration after the expiry date, the violator will have to pay a fine of Dh400. If the registration has expired for over three months, the vehicle will be impounded, warned Lt Col Omar Bu Ghanem, the acting director of traffic patrols. Bu Ghanem pointed out that the campaign aims at achieving road safety, which is in line with the strategic goal of the Ministry of Interior. شرطة ا
The advice is another setback for the drug, which grabbed worldwide attention as a potentially effective treatment for COVID-19 in the summer after early trials showed some promise LONDON - Gilead's remdesivir is not recommended for patients hospitalised with COVID-19, regardless of how ill they are, as there is no evidence the drug improves survival or reduces the need for ventilation, a World Health Organization panel said on Friday. "The ... panel found a lack of evidence that remdesivir improved outcomes that matter to patients such as reduced mortality, need for mechanical ventilation, time to clinical improvement, and others," the guideline said. The advice is another setback for the drug, which grabbed worldwide attention as a potentially effective treatment for COV...
Having already suffered the highest COVID-19 related death toll in Europe, Britain - like much of Europe - is suffering a resurgence in the spread of the coronavirus and has reimposed strict restrictions on economic activity LONDON - Britain is on course for a double-dip recession as renewed lockdown measures to try and quell a second wave of the coronavirus pandemic deliver another hammer blow to economic activity, a Reuters poll found. Having already suffered the highest COVID-19 related death toll in Europe, Britain - like much of Europe - is suffering a resurgence in the spread of the coronavirus and has reimposed strict restrictions on economic activity. With much of the country's dominant service industry forced to close for most of November the economy was expected
Exports of US goods to MENA rose in 2019 to $62.64bln, up about 4% on the previous year By Staff Writer, Arab News LONDON: The incoming Biden administration in Washington is set to herald a new chapter of trade ties between the US and the Gulf — as well as with the region’s largest economy. In recent days, many analysts have speculated over the differences between how a Biden and Trump-led US will interact with the oil-exporting Gulf states and Saudi Arabia, the dominant regional economy. Yet while different administrations have had different policy priorities in the region, the overall relationship has remained strong over the decades. Generations of young Saudis have traveled to universities across the US, while generations of Americans have comes to work in the Kingd
The shooter was identified by police as a "white male in his 20s or 30s." Eight people were injured in a shooting at a US mall in Wisconsin on Friday according to police, who said they were still hunting for the shooter. The FBI and the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s office tweeted that their officers were on the scene at the Mayfair Mall in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, supporting the “active” response by local police. “When emergency personnel arrived, the shooter was no longer at the scene,” the Wauwatosa Police Department said in a statement. It said the wounded included seven adults and one teenager who had been rushed to hospital. The seriousness of their injuries was not immediately known, but Wauwatosa mayor Dennis McBride told ABC news their injuries were not life threatenin