Biden will make 400 million N95 masks available to Americans for free

Biden will make 400 million N95 masks available to Americans for free

Workers produce N95 respirators at Protective Health Gear (PHG) in Paterson, New Jersey, U.S., January 14, 2022. Brendan McDermid | Reuters President Joe Biden will make 400 million highly protective N95 masks available to Americans free of charge at pharmacies and community health centers across the United States, a White House official has said. The … Read more

US, allies pledge unity on Russia; to do what isn’t as clear

US, allies pledge unity on Russia; to do what isn’t as clear

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden has rallied European allies to pledge tough action against Russia if it sends troops to Ukraine. But when it comes to what exactly the United States and Europe are prepared to do, the allies don’t seem so united. Militarily, for example, the United States, Turkey and Britain have distinguished … Read more

Brussels renounces to lift repression as part of the post-Brexit impulse for the City

Brussels renounces to lift repression as part of the post-Brexit impulse for the City

Brussels has extended London’s lucrative clearing rights until 2025 in a major setback for the European Union and a post-Brexit boost for the City of London. Mairead McGuinness, the Financial Services Commissioner, said the European Commission will allow EU-based banks and fund managers to transact in London until June 2025. The setback comes after Brussels … Read more

Plant Counts Rise Ahead of Marijuana Sales in New Mexico | Health, Medicine and Fitness

Plant Counts Rise Ahead of Marijuana Sales in New Mexico |  Health, Medicine and Fitness

PA SANTA FE, NM (AP) — New Mexico regulators have doubled the number of marijuana plants licensed producers can grow as the state prepares for the start of recreational sales this spring, officials said Tuesday. Increasing the number of plants makes sense “to ensure everyone can maximize the benefits of a thriving cannabis industry,” said … Read more

WHO says there is no evidence that healthy children, teenagers need Covid boosters

WHO says there is no evidence that healthy children, teenagers need Covid boosters

World Health Organization (WHO) Chief Scientist Soumya Swaminathan attends a press conference organized by the Association of United Nations Correspondents in Geneva (ACANU) amid the COVID-19 outbreak, caused by the novel coronavirus, at the WHO headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland on July 3, 2020. Fabrice Coffrini | Reuters There is “no evidence at this time” to … Read more

Plant count increases ahead of New Mexico marijuana sales | Health, Medicine and Fitness

Plant count increases ahead of New Mexico marijuana sales |  Health, Medicine and Fitness

PA SANTA FE, NM (AP) — New Mexico regulators have doubled the number of marijuana plants that licensed growers can cultivate as the state prepares for recreational sales to start this spring, officials announced Tuesday. Increasing the plant count makes sense “to ensure that everyone can maximize the benefits of a thriving cannabis industry,” said … Read more

Lloyd’s of London plans to leave city headquarters ‘upside down’

Lloyd’s of London plans to leave city headquarters ‘upside down’

Last September John Neal, chief executive of Lloyd’s, said businesses in the city had a duty to reintegrate staff into the office so that younger workers could develop their careers and learn from their older colleagues. “I think it’s extremely important for young workers to experience trading in person. We have the best talent in … Read more

Free e-book features new works by Bissinger, Hamid and others

Free e-book features new works by Bissinger, Hamid and others

Free eBook compilation includes excerpts from upcoming novels by Geraldine Brooks, Karen Jay Fowler, and Mohsin Hamid, among others ThroughThe Associated Press January 18, 2022, 1:21 p.m. • 1 minute read Share on FacebookShare on TwitterEmail this article NEW YORK — A free e-book compilation includes excerpts from upcoming novels by Geraldine Brooks, Karen Jay … Read more

Hong Kong to kill 2,000 animals after hamsters get COVID-19

Hong Kong to kill 2,000 animals after hamsters get COVID-19

HONG KONG (AP) — Authorities in Hong Kong said on Tuesday they would kill about 2,000 small animals, including hamsters, after several tested positive for the coronavirus at a pet store where an employee was also infected. The city will also stop the sale of hamsters and the import of small mammals, according to Department … Read more