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Dizko Floor started DJing at the age of 14 with the aid of the digital dj programs to learn on how to blend and get the core skills you need to DJ. Progressing through the years Dizko Floor has a vast number of hours and experience DJing not with only digital computer equipment but with also controllers and cdjs. Her music genre is very versatile from Disco House to Funky House and one that she most loves today is Oldskool House. Louise AKA Dizko Floor has evolved into an all round versatile ...
 
The Warwick Critical Finance (WCF) Group is a study group based at the PAIS department of the University of Warwick which takes a critical approach to new and emerging trends in finance. We seek to create a sustained conversation among Warwick researchers working on different aspects of finance - from the level of global financial flows to everyday financialisation - and how finance intersects and interacts with key dimensions such as development, class, gender, race or geography. The group ...
 
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The Philippines taskforce for the South China Sea has reported incursions into its maritime territory by 287 Chinese militia vessels, one week after President Rodrigo Duterte questioned an international ruling in Manila’s favor. In a statement on Wednesday, the National Task Force for the West Philippine Sea (NTF WPS) said that the Chinese vessels …
 
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called on the international community and the United Nations to teach Israel a “lesson,” following Israeli attacks on Palestinian civilians. During a phone call with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Erdogan reportedly said Turkey “had responded in the strongest manner to the attacks Israel carried out reckles…
 
The Taliban has captured a district located less than an hour drive from Kabul. Government counter-offensive to retake it was launched just hours before three-day Eid al-Fitr ceasefire is expected to begin. The Nerkh district fell into hands of the Taliban overnight, with a military base and police headquarters overrun by the militants. While, tech…
 
The French National Assembly has approved a bill that includes the implementation of a Covid-19 ‘health pass’ that will allow people to attend sports fixtures, festivals, and other such occasions that draw large crowds. After being defeated in its first attempt on Tuesday evening, President Emmanuel Macron’s ruling party was able to push through th…
 
An independent World Health Organization (WHO) report has stated that the Covid pandemic was preventable but ‘inconsistent and underfunded’ preparation by governments, as well as a slow and weak response, exacerbated the outbreak. The report, commissioned by the WHO and conducted by an independent panel, released its findings on Wednesday, laying o…
 
An official tally of suspected side effects resulting from Covid vaccination in Sweden has surpassed 30,000, with the majority of cases occurring in people inoculated with AstraZeneca’s shot. According to the Swedish Medical Products Agency, as of last week, the Scandinavian nation had received 31,844 reports of adverse reactions linked to the roll…
 
Israel’s defense minister has vowed to continue operations against Palestinian militants, claiming the country’s forces will achieve “complete silence” before moving to the negotiating table as violence escalates. In a speech on Wednesday in the coastal city of Ashkelon, Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz promised to continue taking the fight to …
 
Austria’s Chancellor Sebastian Kurz has said he is under investigation by the country’s anti-corruption prosecutors over alleged false statements given during parliamentary hearings. Kurz denies any wrongdoing. The statements, alleged to be false, were made by the official before a parliamentary committee probing the so-called ‘Ibiza affair,’ the E…
 
The Chinese Foreign Ministry has hit out at claims by Western media that the country’s latest census results are a sign that China is a nation in decline, both economically and in terms of its population size. “I wonder if they have noticed that China’s population of 1.418 million is still more than the total population of the United States and Eur…
 
Instagram has announced that users will now be able to display up to four pronouns on their profile in a dedicated section. They will also have the option to make them public or only viewable to friends. Users under 18 will display their pronouns only to their followers by default and people can fill out a form to have a pronoun added to the list. …
 
A Paris court has ruled that Air France and Airbus will stand trial on charges of involuntary manslaughter over the 2009 crash of flight AF447, killing all 228 people on board, the deadliest crash in the airline’s history. The ruling on Wednesday follows the prosecutor’s recommendation that the Paris court overturns a previous judicial decision to …
 
The International Criminal Court's top prosecutor says she is keeping a close eye on developments in the West Bank, East Jerusalem, and Gaza, as Israeli forces and Palestinians engage in deadly clashes and retaliatory strikes. In a tweet on Wednesday, the court's chief prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda, said she was concerned by developments in the region…
 
Taiwan is tightening its coronavirus restrictions after 16 new domestically transmitted Covid-19 cases were detected, marking the highest-ever daily increase on the island, which has largely kept the pandemic under control. The island, regarded by China as an integral part of the country, reported 16 new domestic cases of Covid-19 on Wednesday. Fou…
 
Japan’s platform for booking Covid-19 vaccinations has crashed in parts of the country because of a technical issue with US cloud computing vendor Salesforce, compounding frustration with the government’s handling of the pandemic. On Wednesday, Salesforce experienced a global outage, described by chief technology officer Parker Harris as a “major d…
 
The Israeli military has claimed to have “neutralized” two high-level Hamas intelligence officials during air raids in Gaza, as local officials claim Palestinian rocket fire killed two Arab-Israelis, a woman and a child. The IDF boasted of the targeted assassination strikes in a tweet early on Wednesday morning, which it said it conducted alongside…
 
An Israeli airstrike has reportedly leveled another major high-rise in Gaza – the second in the span of 24 hours – as a barrage of Palestinian rocket fire continues to rain down on Tel Aviv and other Israeli cities. Footage from the embattled Palestinian enclave purported to show Al-Jawhara Tower as it took a direct hit from an Israeli war plane ea…
 
Health officials in Canada's Ontario province have suspended use of the AstraZeneca/Vaxzevria Covid-19 vaccine, saying that escalating concerns over risks of blood clots merited a review amid increasing supplies of competing jabs. The indefinite suspension takes effect immediately, Dr. David Williams, the province's chief medical officer, told repo…
 
An eruption of violence in Israel and Gaza is headed for “full-scale war,” a top UN envoy warned, even as Washington reportedly resists efforts to issue a similar call for deescalation in the UN Security Council. “Stop the fire immediately. We’re escalating towards a full-scale war,” Tor Wennesland, a Norwegian diplomat and the UN’s special coordin…
 
Environmental activist Greta Thunberg, normally a figure revered by her protective left-wing allies, has learned the hard way that rocket attacks over Israel are a touchier subject than solar panels and carbon-trading schemes. After wading into the conversation about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict on Monday, when she retweeted a post by anti-Isra…
 
As IDF jets bomb Gaza and Palestinian militants fire rockets into Israel, the city of Lod has erupted in violence its mayor compared to a Nazi pogrom. PM Benjamin Netanyahu is pulling troops from the West Bank to restore order. “This is Kristallnacht in Lod,” Yair Revivo told the Times of Israel on Tuesday evening, referring to the notorious 1938 p…
 
The foreign ministers of Saudi Arabia and Turkey met in Mecca on Tuesday, expressing readiness to keep working on improving ties between the states which deteriorated after the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in 2018. Saudi FM Prince Faisal bin Farhan and Turkey's Mevlut Cavusoglu discussed bilateral relations as well as major regional and int…
 
An email exchange in which a US Justice Department (DOJ) lawyer threatens to subpoena academics who refuted voter fraud allegations in Bolivia’s 2019 presidential election has been leaked, fueling speculation of US involvement. Between October 2020 and January 2021, Angela George – a trial attorney at the DOJ’s Office of International Affairs – rep…
 
A 13-story tower in Gaza has been leveled to the ground, reportedly after it was hit by missile strikes from Israeli warplanes amid the ongoing conflict between Israeli forces and Palestinian militants, according to local media. In online footage purporting to show the destruction of the residential block, explosions could be seen before large plum…
 
The US Treasury Department has imposed sanctions against seven people it claims are linked to Hezbollah and its financial wing, Al-Qard al-Hassan, labelling all of the individuals as “specially designated global terrorists”. In a statement released on the Treasury website on Tuesday, the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) announced it has blac…
 
Italy did not ask the EU to pay Libyan authorities to prevent migrants from heading to Europe from its shores, the office of Prime Minister Mario Draghi has said, denying earlier reports in local media. “At the moment, there is no initiative regarding creating a similar deal to what was done with Turkey,” an official in the prime minister’s office …
 
Tel Aviv will ramp up its airstrikes on the Palestinian enclave of Gaza, PM Benjamin Netanyahu has warned, as Israel and Hamas exchanged fire in the aftermath of violent clashes at Al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem. Israel will continue and increase its assault, Netanyahu said in a video address on Tuesday. At the conclusion of a situational assessment, …
 
Under pressure from police unions, French PM Jean Castex has proposed tougher measures against those who attack the police, just ahead of a ceremony to honor the latest officer killed in a shooting last week. Following a meeting with police union leaders on Monday, Castex took to Twitter, pledging “more severe punishment” in cases of “violence agai…
 
The French foreign ministry has said that a great deal of effort is still required to bring Iran and the US back to the 2015 nuclear agreement, as time runs low and “significant disagreements remain” between the parties. In comments from a press briefing published on Tuesday, the ministry said there had been some initial progress in talks between t…
 
EU members are yet to make a joint decision on when to reopen for non-essential travel, but several tourist-dependent countries have already chosen to walk alone, having lost part of the warm-season profits. The European Union’s general idea for the upcoming summer is to let vaccinated and Covid-negative tourists in. It was suggested that the EU’s …
 
Two women have been killed and several other people have sustained injuries as rockets fired from the Gaza Strip continue to land in nearby Israeli communities. The two fatalities occurred after a direct rocket hit on a home in the southern city of Ashkelon. One person was seriously wounded by the projectile and five others were lightly wounded, Is…
 
The Suez Canal Authority (SCA) has outlined plans to expand the southern stretch of the waterway after the Ever Given container ship caused chaos by becoming wedged, stopping traffic for six days. The launch event, held on Tuesday by the SCA’s Chairman Osama Rabie and attended by Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, laid out the authority’s vis…
 
Poland’s Supreme Court, along with a number of state offices, were evacuated on May 11 after a bomb threat was sent via email, warning that an explosive had been placed in the building ahead of a court hearing. The bomb threat was confirmed by the Supreme Audit Office’s press office on Twitter, which stated that the First President of the Supreme C…
 
The Japanese prefecture of Osaka has reported a surge in the number of people dying at home from Covid-19 as hospital bed occupancy rates reach 96% and capacity to care for the seriously ill becomes stretched. “Compared to the number of infections, the number of beds for severe cases is very limited in Japan,” Yasutoshi Kido, a professor at Osaka C…
 
Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) has pinned the blame for a recent incident in the Persian Gulf on the US, accusing its warships of “unprofessional behavior” and “provocative shooting.” The IRGC broke its silence on the incident on Tuesday, providing its account of the altercation between the corp’s navy (IRGCN) gunboats and the US Co…
 
The head of the Indian Medical Association has warned his fellow citizens against the practice of covering themselves in cow dung as a treatment for Covid-19, as the nation’s seven-day case rate reaches a new high. On Tuesday, India’s seven-day average case count for Covid-19 reached a record high of 390,995 as the World Health Organization labeled…
 
Over a year into the pandemic, the official North Korean coronavirus tally remains at the zero mark, according to its latest situation report to the World Health Organization (WHO). North Korea is one of the few countries that has not reported even a single case of Covid-19, which has infected more than 159 million people worldwide since the beginn…
 
The European Commission has brought a second legal case against AstraZeneca in the ongoing dispute over the supply of lifesaving Covid-19 jabs. Those familiar with the matter describe the new case as procedural. European officials told Reuters that the new legal action, launched on Tuesday by the European Commission, concerned the merits of the cas…
 
The Israeli military has conducted dozens of deadly strikes across Gaza, after Hamas launched a barrage of rockets, itself accusing Israeli authorities of violently suppressing Palestinian worshipers on a major night of Ramadan. The Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) shared footage of some of the airstrikes early on Tuesday morning, claiming to have hit …
 
Michel Fourniret has died in a Paris prison hospital after experiencing respiratory problems, the French authorities confirmed. He confessed to killing 11 young women between 1987 and 2003, many in partnership with his wife. Fourniret passed away on Monday at the Pitie-Salpetriere secure inter-regional hospital unit (UHSI) in Paris, prosecutor Remy…
 
The World Health Organization has classified the strain of coronavirus currently devastating India as a global “variant of concern.” The variant is thought to be more transmissible, and could be more resistant to vaccines. First identified in India last year, the B.1.617 strain is believed to be behind the wave of infections and deaths in the count…
 
The European Commission will take further legal action against AstraZeneca over delayed shipments of its Covid-19 jabs earlier this year, a spokesperson for the EU’s executive branch has said. “Tomorrow, the case against AstraZeneca on the merits [of the proposed lawsuit] will be introduced before the Belgian court,” the spokesperson told a news br…
 
Smoke rose above Jerusalem’s Temple Mount as a tree outside Al Aqsa Mosque went up in flames on Monday. Meanwhile, Israeli police used flash-bangs to disperse a crowd of Palestinian worshippers on a major night of Ramadan. The pillar of fire and a large plume of smoke were clearly visible atop the Temple Mount as night fell on Jerusalem. Eyewitness…
 
German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer has tested positive for Covid-19, despite having received a vaccination. Seehofer previously turned down AstraZeneca’s coronavirus vaccine. Seehofer is “in domestic isolation and currently has no symptoms of the disease,” a spokesman from the Interior Ministry tweeted on Monday. Seehofer, 71, received his fir…
 
As the country emerges from its third partial lockdown, authorities in Cyprus have introduced a coronavirus "safety pass" system to afford at least some semblance of freedom of movement to its (vaccinated) citizens. Health Minister Constantinos Ioannou described the initiative as “a step towards returning to a more normal pace of social and economi…
 
Sirens blared in Jerusalem after several rockets were fired on the city on Monday. Hamas has claimed responsibility for the attack, launched after it ordered Israeli forces to withdraw from some areas amid escalating tensions. A spokesperson for Hamas’ military branch said it had fired rockets at Jerusalem in response to Israeli crimes and aggressi…
 
German pharmaceutical firm BioNTech has said there is no need to change its Covid-19 vaccine despite the increasing prevalence of new variants which carry mutations that may make current shots less effective. In a quarterly financial results press release on Monday, BioNTech, who is working with Pfizer to deliver one of the world’s most-administere…
 
South Africa’s president has warned that millions of people in poorer countries may die waiting to be inoculated against Covid-19 as rich countries hoard jabs, and reaffirmed his support for a global patent waiver on vaccines. In a weekly newsletter on Monday, President Cyril Ramaphosa said that vaccines should be “a global public good,” as he disc…
 
The Institute of Public Health in Norway has recommended against the use of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, adding to a recommendation of permanently avoiding the use of the AstraZeneca Covid-19 jab over side effect fears. In a press release on Monday, the Norwegian Institute of Public Health (NIPH) advised the government against the use of the John…
 
A group of active French military personnel has published a new open letter to the country’s president Emmanuel Macron, warning him of a “civil war” brewing in the country after all the “concessions” he’s made to Islamism. The letter, published in the conservative Valeurs Actuelles magazine late on Sunday, strikes a similar tone to the message publ…
 
China has slammed comments made by NASA in which it accused Beijing of “failing to meet responsible standards” over space debris, reminding the US of ‘romantic’ media reporting of a SpaceX rocket that fell on a farm in March. Speaking on Monday during a regular press briefing, Chinese foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying dismissed NASA's comme…
 
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