Mike Stevenson

Yang Huaiding died on June 13

July 24, 2021 IF YOU HAVE Rode one of China’s crowded and rickety green trains in 1989, bouncing in a hard-seat car, you might have noticed Yang Huaiding sitting nearby. Or maybe not. He had been careful not to stand out, wearing drab clothes and a faded faux leather duffel …

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Revenue unveils new 2 million euro scanner to fight drug trafficking and smuggling

A new mobile x-ray scanner has been unveiled by Revenue as part of its device to detect drugs and contraband entering the country’s ports. The high-tech scanner cost 2.16 million euros, but it was largely funded by a grant of 1.73 million euros from the European Anti-Fraud Agency (OLAF). Revenue’s …

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Optimism is here to stay

Stock markets once again made small gains on Thursday as investors continue to reap the rewards of staying positive despite Monday’s worrying sell-off. The European indices are all making decent gains, with the FTSE rising above 7,000 despite underperforming the rest of the region. It looks like investors are yet …

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Rising cost of cooking gas pushes Nigerian households to alternative fuel sources

Nigeria has not been able to deepen the penetration and use of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) in the country although it is theoretically able to produce enough LPG to meet local demand. Although LPG is a safer and more environmentally friendly fuel for cooking food compared to kerosene and charcoal, …

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Analysis: Biogen Alzheimer drug slow to take off as US Medicare struggles with coverage

Aduhelm, Biogen’s recently approved controversial drug for the treatment of early-onset Alzheimer’s disease, is seen at Butler Hospital, one of the clinical research sites in Providence, Rhode Island, United States, June 16, 2021 Jessica Rinaldi / Pool via REUTERS. July 21 (Reuters) – US hospitals slated to be the first …

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The virus is skyrocketing and yields are dropping; is inflation already yesterday’s news?

The last time there was so much panic in the markets over higher inflation was probably in the 1970s, when oil shocks were a common occurrence. While inflation isn’t as likely to hit double digits this time around, major central banks have for the first time in decades been faced …

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Three health department drivers questioned for allegedly using government vehicles to smuggle people into Sabah

KOTA KINABALU: Sabah police are investigating three Ministry of Health drivers for alleged involvement in human trafficking using government vehicles. The drivers were arrested for ignoring police orders to stop at three roadblocks on the east coast of Sabah. Sabah Police Commissioner Datuk Hazani Ghazali said on Wednesday (July 21) …

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Big Bend Federal Prosecutors Help Fight Human Trafficking, Drug Trafficking

Posted: Jul 20, 2021 / 4:30 PM CDT / Update: Jul 20, 2021 / 4:30 PM CDT ALPINE, Texas (Nexstar) – Federal prosecutors have secured indictments against 89 defendants during the month of July in cases of human trafficking, illegal return to the United States and drug trafficking, according to …

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Kansas debate intensifies over nursing home visitor rules

TOPEKA, Kansas (AP) – Families and advocates for the elderly in Kansas argue that with most nursing home residents vaccinated against COVID-19, visitation rules for some facilities must be relaxed, although the spread of the delta variant makes operators nervous. State official investigating complaints against Kansas nursing homes and advocates …

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The equity market opened negative and turned deep red during the first half of the session. He had some recovery from lower levels in the second half of the session, but failed to hold on and ended the day in the red for the 3rd day in a row. NIFTY …

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