New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern launches ‘COVID campaign’ ahead of September election | ABC News

Her country is about to mark 100 days without community transmission, and Jacinda Ardern is hoping her campaign against the coronavirus will win her a second term as New Zealand’s Prime Minister. She’s launched Labour’s official re-election campaign, pledging hundred of millions of dollars to protect struggling businesses and workers. Read more here: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-08-08/nz-prime-minister-jacinda-ardern-launches-covid-campaign-ahea/12538188 For … Read more New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern launches ‘COVID campaign’ ahead of September election | ABC News

PM Jacinda Ardern launches Labour’s 2020 election campaign | nzherald.co.nz

In a speech that covered everything from her rapid rise to power three years ago, to the tragedies of the Christchurch mosque attacks and Whakaari/White Island, Ardern said now dealing with the impacts of Covid-19 was “very hard to fathom”. Full story: http://nzh.tw/12354727 Subscribe: https://goo.gl/LP45jX Check out our playlists: https://goo.gl/Swd249 Like NZ Herald on Facebook: https://goo.gl/tUC4oq Follow … Read more PM Jacinda Ardern launches Labour’s 2020 election campaign | nzherald.co.nz

UK government spent £150 million on “unsafe” face masks for NHS – BBC News

The British government spent £150 million on 50 million face masks that can’t be used by the NHS because of concerns that they don’t fit properly and won’t protect staff from the coronavirus. Labour has called for an inquiry into the way the contract was awarded. Sophie Raworth presents BBC News at Ten reporting by … Read more UK government spent £150 million on “unsafe” face masks for NHS – BBC News

How women have led the way in the coronavirus crisis

Women leaders have led the way in their response to the coronavirus crisis thanks to a range of undervalued skills. That’s the assessment of many experts, including academics Uma Kambhampati and Supriya Garikipati. “They’ve had brilliant communication skills,” said Ms Kambhampati. “With the ability to get across to their citizens that this is important and … Read more How women have led the way in the coronavirus crisis

Beirut blast: The mother in labour during explosion – BBC News

Emmanuelle was getting ready to give birth at St George’s hospital in Beirut when an explosion rocked Lebanon’s capital. Her husband Edmond captured the terrifying ordeal on camera. He spoke to BBC World News about what happened. Their son, George, arrived shortly after. Mum and baby are both doing well. Please subscribe HERE http://bit.ly/1rbfUog

Rare footage of former model held for “re-education” in China’s detention system – BBC News

The BBC has obtained rare footage from inside China’s secretive system of mass incarceration in the far western region of Xinjiang. In a self-shot video a former fashion model, who is from the Uighur ethnic group, can be seen handcuffed to a bed. His relatives say he was taken away for what China has called … Read more Rare footage of former model held for “re-education” in China’s detention system – BBC News

South Africa’s Denel ordered to pay staff wages

State defense firm Denel was ordered on Tuesday (August 4) by South Africa’s Labour Court to pay workers outstanding salaries for May, June and July by no later than Friday (August 7). The case against Denel was brought by two trade unions, Solidarity and UASA, on behalf of their members, after the weapons manufacturer failed … Read more South Africa’s Denel ordered to pay staff wages

‘No peace in N Ireland without John Hume’

Nobel Peace Prize winner and prominent Northern Ireland politician John Hume has died aged 83. The former leader of the Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP) dedicated himself to ending decades of bloodshed in Northern Ireland and was instrumental to the creation of the Good Friday Agreement in 1998. He took political risks by holding … Read more ‘No peace in N Ireland without John Hume’

John Hume, ‘architect’ of peace in Northern Ireland, dies

Nobel Peace Prize winner and prominent Northern Ireland politician John Hume has died aged 83. The former leader of the Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP) dedicated himself to ending decades of bloodshed in Northern Ireland and was instrumental to the creation of the Good Friday Agreement in 1998. He took political risks by holding … Read more John Hume, ‘architect’ of peace in Northern Ireland, dies

Māori unemployment predicted to soar to higher levels than after GFC, new figures show

The new figures coming as the Labour Party launched its bid to retain the Māori seats in Mangere. Join the 6pm team as they bring you the latest news from here and overseas Daily at 6pm on TVNZ 1 Get more at: https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news On Demand – https://www.tvnz.co.nz/shows/one-news-at-6pm Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/1NEWSNZ Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/1newsnz Twitter – … Read more Māori unemployment predicted to soar to higher levels than after GFC, new figures show

Handling of new coronavirus restrictions ‘new low for government communications’ | ITV News

The government has been criticised for its handling of the announcement of new coronavirus restrictions in parts of the north west England “late at night” and just hours before they came into force. Health Secretary Matt Hancock announced on Thursday evening that “immediate action” was needed across Greater Manchester and parts of east Lancashire and … Read more Handling of new coronavirus restrictions ‘new low for government communications’ | ITV News

Keir Starmer: ‘No support means good businesses go under’ | Coronavirus

Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer launches the party’s new jobs campaign in Peterborough. He says he understands that furlough schemes cannot go on “forever”, but that “a bit more support” is needed for struggling sectors, including manufacturing. Get the latest coronavirus headlines: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/2020/07/31/boris-johnson-local-lockdown-news-uk-manchester-brexit-latest/ Telegraph.co.uk and YouTube.com/TelegraphTV are websites of The Telegraph, the UK’s best-selling quality … Read more Keir Starmer: ‘No support means good businesses go under’ | Coronavirus

Big Tech CEOs grilled on use of force labour in China

During a hearing on the market power of four of America’s biggest tech companies, a Republican congressman raised the issue forced labor in China and sought a pledge from Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, Apple’s Tim Cook and Google’s Sundar Pichai not to benefit in any way from the practice. Get the latest headlines: … Read more Big Tech CEOs grilled on use of force labour in China

Government’s “Reckless” Advice to Care Homes Detailed by the Commons Report | Good Morning Britain

Subscribe now for more! http://bit.ly/1NbomQa The government have been accused of being slow, inconsistent and at times negligent in their approach to social care in the COVID-19 pandemic. A commons report describes advice to hospitals to discharge thousands of patients into care homes without knowing if they had coronavirus as “reckless” and “appalling”. Throughout the … Read more Government’s “Reckless” Advice to Care Homes Detailed by the Commons Report | Good Morning Britain