MARKS, John SamuelJohn Samuel Marks, 98, of Atlanta passed away on March 3, 2021. John was active in church, especially Capitol View Presbyterian Church in Atlanta and Independent Presbyterian Church in Savannah. John was preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth; his parents William Grover and Katie Stell Marks, and five siblings. He is survived by his children, Robert and Penny Marks and Stan and Terri Dorsey. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Christopher Alan Marks and Elizabeth Ryan Dorsey, his great grandson Dylan Eli Dorsey and nieces and nephews.
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The Biden administration has committed more than $3.5 million to support a rapid response to the Ebola outbreaks in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in Central Africa and Guinea in West Africa, the White House said on Friday. And, the USG has committed more than $3.5 million in assistance to support the rapid responses,” the White House said. The USG has coordinated delivery of 120 treatment courses of U.S.-developed Ebola therapeutics to Guinea, with more doses available, if needed. USAID is funding partners to support active surveillance, community engagement, and supporting the establishment of Ebola treatment and transit centers. And, CDC is supporting community feedback and mass communication activities, as well as helping to build capacity to report rapidly and accurately community questions, perceptions, and concerns.
March 06, 2021 01:30 UTC
Some 34,000 migrants fled north Africa for Italy last year, and 5,700 have arrived so far this yearA dangerous cocktail of Covid-19, political chaos and resurgent people smuggling has doubled the number of migrants sailing from north Africa to Italy this year, with many more drowning. Nearly 5,700 migrants arrived on the crossing from Libya and Tunisia in January and February; 194 drowned — up from 116 in the same period last year, according to the International Organisation for Migration. Sponsored“Alarm bells are ringing since we have not seen these numbers since 2017,” Matteo Villa, a researcher at the think tank ISPI, said. Addressing Italy’s parliament this week, Luciana Lamorgese, the interior minister, blamed the pandemic for escalating political crises in north Africa, “making migrant flows more intense”. Amid civil unrest and Covid lockdowns in Tunisia, about 1,600 have sailed for
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[read_more id="2" more="Read full article" less="Read less"]According to Human Rights Watch, these people were at the time attempting to migrate to Europe when upon reaching the Gambia were arrested “on suspicion of involvement in a coup attempt”. Mr. Jammeh himself took power after a coup in 1994. The Gambia itself has been a significant source of migrants – both highly skilled and irregular – relative to its size. The OCCRP, an investigative journalist organization, details Mr. Jammeh government’s extensive mismanagement and plundering of state resources, both from domestic institutions and those abroad. The UN and ECOWAS had together published a report on the killings in 2009 that reportedly did not directly blame Mr. Jammeh; it was also never made public.
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But testing is not good enough across Africa for the more useful infection fatality rate to be calculated. “Contact tracing in countries like (the UK) is a theory,” says Dr Nkengasong. There is, however, some evidence that when those infected with HIV do catch COVID-19, their COVID-19 can be more severe. Ghana received the first African shipment of COVID-19 vaccine from the Covax initiative this week – 600,000 doses of the Oxford/AstraZeneca jab. Paradox or not, Dr Nkengasong says, Africa can’t afford COVID-19.
March 05, 2021 23:48 UTC
Vera Shorter died at her home on Martha’s Vineyard on Feb. 26, 2021, with her two daughters nearby. Her mother’s musical talent would get the family through hard times by her work in nightclubs, bars, and churches. Vera enjoyed communicating, and often contributed articles to Black publications — Black Odyssey, Our World, and others. The Shorters began visiting Martha’s Vineyard regularly in the late Sixties, renting in the summers, and eventually buying a summer home. They moved to the Vineyard permanently when Rufus became the superintendent of schools on Martha’s Vineyard in 1976.
March 05, 2021 23:43 UTC
It was 40 years ago on March 6 that news anchor Walter Cronkite signed off “The CBS Evening News” for the final time, stating his tag line, “That’s the way it is.” The phrase was more than just a signature ending of his nightly newscast. He developed his professional standards for accuracy in the real world, primarily as a reporter for the wire service, United Press. Murrow finally convinced Cronkite to join the broadcast news world in 1950, and Cronkite began his move into broadcast immortality. He assumed the CBS evening anchor desk in 1962. The CBS hierarchy offered Cronkite the opportunity to do commentary in his nightly newscasts — but he declined.
March 05, 2021 23:26 UTC
The platform, which is regarded as a Spotify competitor in its speciality service regions, has more than 70 million registered users and partnerships with Universal Music Group, Sony Music, and Warner Music Group. Through a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC), Anghami will merge publicly with Vistas Media Acquisition Company Inc., a blank check company that raised $100 million in a 2020 IPO. Launched in 2011 before iTunes was available in Lebanon, where Anghami started, the music tech company and distribution arm created a healthy ecosystem for legal music streaming amid high levels of streaming piracy. With heavy foundations in MENA, and a "hometown” advantage – Anghami offers up access to a library of music that Spotify and Apple Music cannot necessarily service, clear, or identify. Anghami has grown revenues 80% over the last three years and is expected to increase five-fold by 2024.
March 05, 2021 23:26 UTC
On Wednesday, 3 March 2021, the Amalgamated Union of Foodstuff and Cattle Dealers of Nigeria reached an agreement at a meeting with Governor Yahaya Bello, Kogi state governor, to resume the movement of cattle and food items from Northern to Southern Nigeria. Reassuring the press of the commitment of the union, the governor noted that “in order for us not to continue to have this hardship across the country to lift the ban on food and livestock transportation to the south.”The restriction of the movement of food and livestock from the North was imposed after the union criticised the government’s failure to address the alleged killings of its members in parts of the country. It was forced to stop trailers transporting cows, tomatoes, onions, pepper, grains and other commodities leaving a border town in Niger State to the southern part of the country. Read more: Premium Times
March 05, 2021 23:15 UTC
Activity on the Global Dairy Trade platform saw WMP and butter prices skyrocketing and SMP prices rising for the seventh time in the past eight auctions. Moving forward, we anticipate strong butter exports to continue. Together, the price discount, plentiful butter and the potential easing of freight constraints has us bullish on U.S. butter exports in the coming months. Additionally, the outlook for butterfat exports remains positive, whey volumes are growing consistently, and U.S. domestic cheese prices are no longer uncompetitive. Dairy Export Council fosters collaborative industry partnerships with processors, trading companies and others to enhance global demand for U.S. dairy products and ingredients.
March 05, 2021 21:56 UTC
But while a Pomeranian looks nothing like a wolf, a thoroughbred jump horse looks nothing like a wild pony, and a potbellied pig looks nothing like a black boar, ‘domestic’ house cats look pretty much exactly like wild cats. That’s because they domesticated themselves—not through form, but through function, and research reveals that wildcat ancestors share essentially the same genetics as house cats today. It was the cat, itself, who came to prize the territory around the homes of the ancient farmer, or the wharf of the ancient mariner. Rise of the TabbyThe first domestic cat genes the scientists identified were the blotch pattern on the tabby cat—the first truly domesticated, if such a word can be used, house cat. Tabby cats evolved their characteristic blotches in the Ottoman Empire in 1,300 CE, and it wasn’t until the 18th century that the tabby pattern began to be associated, societally, with domestication.
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This is not the first time prisoners have spoken up about the inhumane conditions in the prison of Edhibia. Spread the loveRabat – A viral video shows prisoners condemning alleged inhumane conditions in one of the worst prisons in Tindouf. In 2019, families of former convicted activists cited the torture and inhumane conditions prisoners face. The UN Human Rights Council, however, put a spotlight on Algeria’s responsibility in the human rights violations against distressed Sahrawis in the Tindouf camps. On March 1, Sahrawi human rights activist Adnane Braih spoke about the situation of the Sahrawis during the 46th session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva.
March 05, 2021 16:41 UTC
Tucked away on the outskirts of Brentwood Bay, it offers a unique peek into North Africa. “I named this restaurant the Zanzibar because markets there provide the best, most diverse spices in the world,” Mo explains. Maria’s Souvlaki Greek RestaurantAt the nearby Maria’s Souvlaki Greek Restaurant in Sidney, I gaze at the numerous photos lining the dining room walls. I feel as though I’m right there in one of the most beautiful countries in the world. If You GoNorth Africa:Zanzibar Cafe, Brentwood Bay,zanzibarcafe.caGreece:Maria’s Souvlaki Greek Restaurant,Sidney, mariassouvlaki.caChina:Good Fortune Restaurant, Sidney,goodfortunerestaurantsidney.caIndia:Royal Aroma Bistro, Sidney,sv.royal-aroma.comJapan:Taste of Tokyo Restaurant, Sidney,tasteoftokyo.caFurther GlobeTrotting:Italy:Porto Osteria, Canoe Cove,portoosteria.caKorea: J.
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Berlin: Christina Ricci to Star in 'Monstrous' Supernatural ThrillerFilm Mode is handling international sales, while Screen Media has taken major territories outside of North America. Christina Ricci has nabbed the lead role in Monstrous, the supernatural thriller from director Chris Sivertson and screenwriter Carol Chrest. Colleen Camp co-stars in Monstrous, which centers on a traumatized woman fleeing from her abusive ex-husband with her 7-year-old son. “Carol Chrest created an iconic genre character who Christina Ricci brings to life in a mesmerizing and deeply emotional performance,” said Sivertson in a statement. Camp is repped by Gersh, while Sivertson is repped by Sloss Eckhouse and Aperture Entertainment.
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