Posts Tagged ‘launches’

India Launches Huge COVID-19 Inoculation Effort Amid Virus Surge

NEW DELHI (AP) — In hopes of taming a monstrous spike in COVID-19 infections, India opened vaccinations to all adults Saturday, launching a huge inoculation effort that was sure to tax the limits of the federal government, the country’s vaccine factories and the patience of its 1.4 billion people. The world’s largest maker of vaccines […]

 Judiciary launches scathing attack on Pakistan’s all powerful army

Lahore High Court Chief Justice Muhammad Qasim Khan says the army has become a “land grabber group.” His remarks came Wednesday during the hearing of three petitions against the Defense Housing Authority (DHA) Lahore. The Chief Justice directed DHA Administrator Brigadier Waheed Gul Satti to appear before the court along with the record of LHC’s […]

Frustrated by delays, EU launches legal action against vaccine-maker AstraZeneca

BRUSSELS, Belgium (AP) — The European Union’s executive branch said Monday that it has launched legal action against coronavirus vaccine-maker AstraZeneca for failing to respect the terms of its contract with the 27-nation bloc. The AstraZeneca vaccine has been central to Europe’s immunization campaign, and a linchpin in the global strategy to get vaccines to […]

The Latest: Kerry launches Day 2 of summit with commitment

The Latest on President Joe Biden s global climate summit (all times local): 8:45 a.m. U.S. climate envoy John Kerry has kicked off the second day of the global climate summit with a commitment to meet the challenge with historic amount of new investment. The former secretary of state said Friday he heard from representatives […]

NZ’s Jewish Museum launches its online presence 

Browse > Home / News / NZ’s Jewish Museum launches its online presence  April 23, 2021 by Miriam Bell Read on for article It’s been a long time coming but the first stage of New Zealand’s new Jewish museum is now up and running online – and it’s just the beginning of what will be […]

Iran launches plan to produce 14m cellphones, tablets in 5 years

TEHRAN – Iran’s Deputy Minister of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Sattar Hashemi has announced the launch of a five-year plan for the domestic production of 14 million cellphone and tablets. According to Hashemi, the mentioned program is going to create job opportunities for over 43,000 people and save the country over $1 billion during […]

China Launches New App Allowing Citizens to Report Others For Expressing “Mistaken Opinions”

Facebook is blocking links to a New York Post story that exposes Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Khan-Cullors’ controversial recent home buying spree, preventing users from sharing the link publicly or via private message. The Post article from April 10 is headlined ‘Inside BLM co-founder Patrisse Khan-Cullors’ million-dollar real estate buying binge’ and reveals how […]

Steven Spielberg launches foundation to fund Jewish-themed documentaries

Steven Spielberg has launched a film foundation called Jewish Story Partners to fund documentaries that “tell stories about a diverse spectrum of Jewish experiences, histories, and cultures.” It’s funded by the Righteous Persons Foundation, which Spielberg and his actress wife Kate Capshaw founded after Spielberg’s experience making “Schindler’s List” in 1993. Two Jewish philanthropies — […]

Spielberg Launches Drive to Film Jewish Stories

Hollywood, which was founded largely by Jewish immigrants from Eastern Europe who strove to hide or downplay their ethnicity from the American public has come fully out of the closet with the founding of Jewish Story Partners, it was announced Thursday (April 15). Its purpose, according to a news release, is to “tell stories about […]

Video: Live Q&A: Mike Lindell Launches New Social Network; Democrats Introduce Bill to Expand Supreme Court

Video: Live Q&A: Mike Lindell Launches New Social Network; Democrats Introduce Bill to Expand Supreme Court Mike Lindell of MyPillow announced the launch of his new social media platform for April 19, 2021, and said it will uphold protections on free speech laid out in the U.S. Constitution. And a group of Democrats on Thursday […]

Team Trump Launches ‘America First Policy Institute’ With Paula White Leading ‘Center for American Values’

American voters rejected former President Donald Trump at the ballot box in 2020, but he and his team are not going away quietly—or at all. As Axios reported Tuesday, a group of Trump administration officials and advisers is launching the America First Policy Institute, which its president Brooke Rollins says in a launch video is […]

‘Milestone’ in indigenous defense capabilities: Taiwan launches 10,000-ton amphibious transport ship

A bottle-throwing ceremony marked the launch of Taiwan’s domestically developed ‘Yushan’ vessel, the navy’s 10,000-ton-class amphibious transport ship, which will enter service in 2022. Speaking on Tuesday, President Tsai Ing-wen hailed the “milestone” in the country’s indigenous warship building plans as the amphibious transport vessel was launched. “I believe that this ship will certainly strengthen […]

North Korea’s Missile Launches at the End of March 2021

At the end of March 2021, North Korea launched a series of short-range missiles. Some were quick to describe the move as yet another start to escalation in tensions on the Korean Peninsula. At first, the DPRK test fired anti-ship cruise missiles on March 20 or 21. It was the first projectile launch since April […]

Texas Launches Probe Into Child Abuse Allegations at Migrant Facility

Two Texas agencies received tips alleging that children have been sexually assaulted and neglected at a federal outflow migrant facility in San Antonio, Gov. Greg Abbott announced Wednesday, adding that he has ordered an investigation into the matter and called on the Biden administration to shut down the facility. The separate complaints came to the Texas […]

Belarus launches housing project for elderly who saved Jews in Holocaust

In 1998, the now 90-year-old Lyubov Arkhiptsova-Volchek was recognized as a Righteous Among the Nations – Israel’s title for non-Jews it recognized for risking their lives to save Jews during the Holocaust – for helping hide her 11-year-old Jewish friend from the Nazis. Today Arkhiptsova-Volchek lives in abject poverty in Belarus. “There’s no indoor toilet. […]

Popular language-learning app Duolingo launches Yiddish course

Browse > Home / Have You Heard? / Popular language-learning app Duolingo launches Yiddish course April 7, 2021 by JNS Read on for article Duolingo, the world’s most popular language-learning platform, launched a Yiddish course on Tuesday. The site teaches Yiddish through game-like lessons that take five to seven minutes a day. Lessons and exercises are […]

US Carrier Launches Operations In East Med As Top US Syria Policy Czar Calls Al-Qaeda Leader “An Asset”

And now in 2021 we are still witnessing headlines like this: “Eisenhower Strike Group Joins Anti-ISIS Effort”. The Pentagon this week announced that the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower strike group has initiated flight operations in the Eastern Mediterranean “to support the continuing campaign against Islamic State remnants in Syria and Iraq.” While in the past […]

Jailed Russian Opposition Leader Alexei Navalny Launches Hunger Strike

MOSCOW (AP) — Imprisoned Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny said Wednesday he has started a hunger strike to protest authorities’ failure to provide proper treatment for his back and leg pains. In a statement posted on Instagram, Navalny complained about prison officials’ refusal to give him the right medicines and to allow his doctor to […]

Palestinian Authority launches COVID vaccine drive

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Italy Launches Manslaughter Investigation As Teacher Dies Hours After Getting AstraZeneca Jab

Sandro Tognatti So far, health authorities have insisted that there’s no link between the jab and Tognatti’s death. Officials said a criminal investigation was launched to be “completely sure” that the man’s death “cannot be attributed to the above-mentioned inoculation”. Italy, France, Germany and a handful of other nations temporarily suspended the AstraZeneca vaccine after […]

California Governor Gavin Newsom Launches ‘Stop the Republican Recall’

California Governor Gavin Newsom kicked off an effort to save his administration on Monday, called “Stop the Republican Recall.” Newsom is facing a likely recall, given that opponents have collected over 2 million signatures before the Mar. 17 deadline. They needed about 1.5 million to force a recall; hundreds of thousands of additional signatures were […]

University of Illinois Launches Advisory Council on Jewish Life Following Legal Complaint Over Antisemitism

The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). Photo: Wikimedia Commons. The University of Illinois announced that it has formed a new advisory council to deal with antisemitism on campus, following a complaint filed last year with the US Department of Education by Jewish students. Local paper The News-Gazette reported that UI Chancellor Robert Jones said in […]

Bezeq launches fiber-optic service

Bezeq Israeli Telecommunication Co. Ltd. (TASE: BEZQ) is launching its fiber-optic project and is due to hold a press conference today at which it will officially announce prices for the service and details of the rollout. The company has notified the Internet service providers (ISPs) in accordance with its obligations under the wholesale market rules, […]

Jewish Care launches new campaign for International Women’s Day

Browse > Home / News / Jewish Care launches new campaign for International Women’s Day March 4, 2021 by Kirsten Young Read on for article Melbourne’s Jewish Care has launched a new social media and poster campaign in support of International Women’s Day on Monday 8 March. International Women’s Day is a global day of […]

South Korea launches investigation into deaths of 2 people days after receiving AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine

South Korea’s Disease Control and Prevention Agency has launched an investigation into the cause of the deaths of two people days after receiving the Oxford/AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine. The two individuals, who weren’t related and had pre-existing conditions, passed away on Tuesday and Wednesday after falling ill shortly following receiving their vaccination. A 63-year-old nursing home […]

IDF launches op to vaccinate PA residents working in Israel

Browse > Home / News / IDF launches op to vaccinate PA residents working in Israel March 1, 2021 by Aryeh Savir – TPS Read on for article The IDF will launch a Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination campaign for workers coming from the Palestinian Authority (PA) to work in Israel in the coming days, the IDF’s […]

Russia launches satellite to monitor climate in Arctic

Russia has launched a satellite into space to monitor climatic changes in the Arctic. The satellite, Arktika-M, successfully reached its intended orbit after being launched from Kazakhstan’s Baikonur cosmodrome by a Soyuz rocket on Sunday. The launch is part of the Kremlin’s push to expand its activities in the Arctic region as Russia seeks to […]

US Launches Heavy Attack on Kataib Hezbollah in Eastern Syria

Posted on February 28, 2021 by martyrashrakat Posted by INTERNATIONALIST 360° on FEBRUARY 26, 2021 Leith AboufadelBEIRUT, LEBANON (1:00 P.M.) – The U.S. Coalition carried out heavy strikes over eastern Syria on Thursday evening, targeting a number of Iraqi paramilitary personnel near the border city of Albukamal. According to reports from eastern Syria, the U.S. Coalition targeted the […]

Police charge at anti-lockdown protesters in Dublin after man launches FIREWORK at officer’s face (VIDEOS)

Hundreds of demonstrators have gathered in Dublin to protest Ireland’s restrictive lockdown policies. But the Saturday gathering soon turned violent, as police were pelted with bottles, cans, and even fireworks. Ireland’s first national lockdown in 2020 was the longest in Europe, and the nationwide restrictions currently in place have been ranked the fourth-toughest in the […]

Jacinda Ardern launches project to save one of world’s most endangered dolphin species

New Zealand is to launch a project to protect one of the world’s most endangered dolphin species, said to number just 55.  Jacinda Ardern, the country’s prime minister, announced a conservation effort aimed at saving the critically endangered Maui dolphin using drones.  The initiative, announced on Friday, will see the New Zealand government work with […]

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