Ia mengatakan, jumlah warga terinfeksi Covid-19 di Banda Aceh kembali mengalami peningkatan. Karenanya masyarakat harus disiplin dan menerapkan prokes agar angka penularan virus tersebut dapat kembalip ditekan.
- The State
Officials haven’t said whether or not Caslen should receive, or is likely to receive, severance pay.
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REUTERSThe death of Andrew Brown, the 42-year-old Black man who was fatally shot last month while trying to drive away from sheriff’s deputies executing a search and arrest warrant, “was justified,” North Carolina officials have determined.During a Tuesday press conference, Pasquotank County District Attorney Andrew Womble said that the seven officers who opened fire on Brown on April 21 will not be prosecuted because they “reasonably believed that the deadly force was justified.”“Mr. Brown’s death, while tragic, was justified, because Mr. Brown’s actions caused three deputies with the Pasquotank County Sheriff’s Office to reasonably believe it was necessary to use deadly force to protect themselves and others,” Womble said.Body-Cam Footage Shows Andrew Brown Jr. ‘Ambushed’ by Police, Lawyers SayWomble’s conclusion comes at the end of the investigation into the shooting conducted by the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation, which determined that officers came into the arrest with caution after a long drug-related investigation into Brown, who was a “known drug dealer.” Womble said that before the arrest, deputies had conducted controlled buys of heroin and cocaine from Brown.The shocking revelation comes just a week after new body-camera footage was shown to the Brown family and their legal team, which they said shows Pasquotank County sheriff’s deputies “standing on the pavement unloading their weapons” while he is trying to drive away. Lawyers for Brown’s family have previously asked Womble to recuse himself from the investigation because of his ties to the sheriff’s department and to ensure fairness and transparency.Outside the press conference in the Public Safety Building in Elizabeth City, dozens of protesters chanted “No Justice, No Peace!”Authorities say Brown was fatally shot at around 8:30 a.m. on April 21—the morning after the verdict in the trial of Derek Chauvin for the death of George Floyd—while deputies were trying to execute an arrest and search warrant at this Elizabeth City home on felony drug charges.For the first time, Womble detailed the incident with unreleased body-camera footage, walking through how Brown “ignored commands” from law enforcement that eventually led to gunfire. Brown’s family members and their lawyers, who had already viewed the footage, have insisted that he was “ambushed by officers”—and have called the shooting “an execution.”Da in Elizabeth City calls Andrew Brown’s shooting justified. Here is the video. Caution: very extreme images, language. @newsobserver #AndrewBrownJr pic.twitter.com/KmoIR6eu77— Josh Shaffer (@joshshaffer08) May 18, 2021 “I want you to have a full, complete, and accurate view of what transpired that day,” Womble said of his decision to play clips of the more than two hours of body-camera footage that was recovered from the shooting.In photos and body-camera footage shown Tuesday, Brown can be seen behind the wheel of his car and holding a phone outside his Elizabeth City home. Womble said that Brown was attempting to flee and ignored demands from at least six deputies to exit his car. He said that Brown threw his phone down and began to drive his car toward officers.In the video, a deputy can be seen putting his hands on the hood of the car while others shout to stop the vehicle. Womble said Brown then backed up the car before again moving forward toward the group of officers.“At this moment, Brown was driving directly toward” a deputy in front of him, Womble said. He added that due to the severity of the charges against Brown, officers “could not simply let him go, as has been suggested” and had to continue to engage him.Lawyer Chance Lynch, who viewed the footage last week, said the gunfire prompted Brown to “put the car in reverse, putting several feet, if not yards, away from the police, who were there” before he turned his steering wheel to the left to drive away.“At no point did we ever see any police officer behind his vehicle. At no point did we ever see Mr. Brown make contact with law enforcement,” Lynch said last week, adding that Brown was apparently trying to leave the scene as officers were unloading their weapons. “We did not see any actions on Mr. Brown’s part that he made contact with them or tried to go in their direction. In fact, he did the opposite. While there was a group of law enforcement who were in front of him, he went in the opposite direction.”Eventually, the bullets from the officers hit Brown in the head, which made him lose control of his car and hit a nearby tree. An autopsy conducted by the state concluded that Brown suffered two gunshot wounds: one in his arm and one in his head. Brown’s cause of death was multiple gunshot wounds. Womble added that the autopsy showed that Brown had a bag of crystal meth in his mouth.More to come...Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast hereGet our top stories in your inbox every day. 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The Greek island of Corfu welcomed its first cruise ship of the new season on Tuesday, hoping much awaited tourists will help salvage losses incurred during 2020 due to the coronavirus. Corfu port authorities said some 600 tourists from countries including Italy, France and Germany were on board the Costa Luminosa, operated by Italy's Costa Cruises, and all safety measures were being adhered to in the port. Greece opened its doors on Saturday to tourists from the EU and other key markets such as the United States, Israel and Britain, lifting the need for people to quarantine as long as they have been vaccinated or tested negative for COVID-19.
- The Telegraph
Leonardo DiCaprio has pledged $43 million (£30.4 million) towards an effort to rewild the Galápagos Islands and reintroduce locally extinct species, including pink iguanas, giant tortoises and the first mockingbird described by Charles Darwin. The American actor and environmentalist has launched a conservation charity called Re:wild, which will partner with local experts to restore Floreana Island, where 13 species will be reintroduced. The island’s wildlife has suffered from human population growth and the arrival of invasive animals, including goats, which decimated local plant species. The money will also be used to protect endangered species and mitigate against the effects of tourism in the area. DiCaprio tweeted: "More than half of Earth's remaining wild areas could disappear in the next few decades if we don't decisively act. This is why today I am excited to launch Re:wild - to help protect what's still wild and restore the rest. "Re:wild begins with a 43 million dollar commitment to rewild the Galapagos, to bring the pink iguana, the Floreana giant tortoise and the Floreana mockingbird back from the brink of extinction, and to ensure the people of the Galapagos thrive with the wild.”
- LA Times
British supermodel Naomi Campbell welcomed her first child, a baby girl, Tuesday morning with an Instagram photo and sweet message.
- Business Insider
Elon Musk is no longer the world's 2nd-richest person after Tesla shares lost a quarter of their value since January
LVMH Chairman Bernard Arnault, the luxury-goods tycoon, unseated him. The billionaires are separated by a few million dollars on Bloomberg's index.
- The Independent
Trump news - live: Ex-president claiming thousands in taxpayers cash as Pence blames Biden for Israel violence
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- The Week
Kevin McCarthy appears to throw GOP broker 'under the bus' in rebuke of House's Jan. 6 commission deal
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) on Tuesday slammed the House's Jan. 6 commission deal, and in the process appeared to throw Rep. John Katko (R-N.Y.), the Republican he reportedly tasked with negotiating the legislation, "under the bus." In a statement, McCarthy specifically complained that the commission was too narrow. He and other Republicans want it to examine what he calls "interrelated forms of political violence" in the U.S., including the Black Lives Matter protests from last summer, and he accused the bipartisan deal of focusing mostly on the Capitol riot. Under the bus goes @RepJohnKatko as we indicated yesterday, @GOPLeader comes out against Jan 6 commission Still will pass the house, but continuing divisions in the House GOP. stunningly divided. This will get blocked in the senate anyway. pic.twitter.com/tfm5CVmHfh — Jake Sherman (@JakeSherman) May 18, 2021 While McCarthy's opposition to the apparently not-so-bipartisan-deal isn't surprising, some analysts are questioning why he had Katko negotiate in the first place. Perhaps recognizing the position Katko was in, McCarthy did appear to take a softer tone after a GOP conference meeting later on Tuesday, telling Politico's Melanie Zanona that his colleague "worked hard to improve the bill, but it's just not there yet." More stories from theweek.com7 scathingly funny cartoons about Liz Cheney's ousterThe threat of civil war didn't end with the Trump presidencyStephen Colbert and Seth Meyers count the ways Matt Gaetz is ruined by his wingman's plea deal
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Kevin McCarthy rejects bipartisan Capitol riots commission after being accused of covering up for Trump
House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy has come out against a bipartisan committee to investigate the Capitol insurrection, a proposal drafted by one of his GOP colleagues, as Republicans press for a broader investigation that includes investigating Black Lives Matter protests. “The renewed focus by Democrats to now stand up an additional commission ignores the political violence that has struck American cities, a Republican Congressional baseball practice, and, most recently, the deadly attack on Capitol Police on April 2, 2021,” Mr McCarthy said in a letter on Tuesday.
A nurse who looked after British Prime Minister Boris Johnson in a hospital intensive care ward as he battled COVID-19 is leaving her job, with a newspaper saying she had become fed up with his government's treatment of healthcare workers. Jenny McGee, from New Zealand, was one of two nurses singled out for praise by Johnson for their care during his spell in hospital last April during which he said the National Health Service (NHS) had saved his life. The prime minister had heralded McGee and one of her colleagues for staying by his bedside at London's St Thomas' Hospital "when things could have gone either way".
I made Meghan Markle's 'engagement chicken' for a dinner party and it was so good I almost got a few proposals
An Insider reporter made the same roast chicken recipe Meghan Markle reportedly used the night Prince Harry proposed.
- Lexington Herald-Leader
A Kentucky woman served with an arrest warrant over the weekend for alleged drug trafficking was subsequently charged with criminal abuse after investigators discovered a 4-year-old child living in “gruesome” conditions, according to police.
Sweden, which has shunned lockdowns throughout the pandemic, has seen the number of cases and intensive care patients drop fast in the recent weeks with more than 40% of the adult population now having received at least one dose of vaccine. The Nordic country registered 10,017 new coronavirus cases since Friday, health agency statistics showed on Tuesday, a decline compared to the 13,812 cases reported during the corresponding period last week. Sweden has experienced a powerful third wave of the virus with the number of people testing positive per capita among the highest in Europe for months, in stark contrast to its Nordic neighbours where infections have remained relatively subdued throughout the pandemic.
- Business Insider
Britain's sluggish economy could resemble Italy's in the next decade if is unable to tackle big challenges including Brexit.
- Business Insider
Why do Trump's foreign golf resorts lose millions of dollars every year? Experts say it could be incompetence, vanity, or something more sinister
Trump's golf courses lose millions every year. Some experts and critics suspect they could be a cover for something else.
No new gas boilers should be sold from 2025 according to the the International Energy Agency.
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‘Caitlyn Jenner is essentially bullying a fellow trans woman’
MADRID (Reuters) -A Spanish study on mixing COVID-19 vaccines has found that giving a dose of Pfizer's drug to people who already received a first shot of AstraZeneca vaccine is highly safe and effective, preliminary results showed on Tuesday. The Combivacs study, run by Spain's state-backed Carlos III Health Institute, found the presence of IgG antibodies in the bloodstream was between 30 and 40 times higher in people who got the follow-up Pfizer shot than in a control group who only received one AstraZeneca dose.
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REUTERSIndia’s catastrophic coronavirus outbreak has now sent lethal reverberations to Africa, where countries are relying on Indian-made vaccines through the COVID-19 Vaccines Global Access program known as COVAX.The World Economic Forum warned that Africa, which already has the world’s slowest vaccine rollout, with just 2 percent of the entire population inoculated, risked being left vulnerable to a wave of new variants as the virus mutates unchecked across the continent due to vaccine shortfalls caused by India’s crisis. The Next Big COVID Disaster Could Be HereGlobally, 150 doses per 1,000 people have been put into arms. In Africa, just eight doses per 1,000 people have been administered. And with India, the world’s largest vaccine manufacturer, now unable to meet vaccine export demands meant for the COVAX program in Africa, that number could drop even further.Around 140 million doses of vaccines intended to be distributed to low-income countries in Africa through COVAX were missed in May. “Another 50 million doses are likely to be missed in June,” Henrietta Fore, the director of UNICEF, said in a statement. “We are concerned that the deadly spike in India is a precursor to what will happen if those warnings remain unheeded. While the situation in India is tragic, it is not unique.”Taiwan, too, is in the midst of a devastating second wave after having largely skirted the brunt of the first wave. But variants have taken hold there, and anticipated vaccines through COVAX—again produced in India—have not arrived. Now the country is grappling with how to divvy up 300,000 doses on hand for a population that exceeds 24 million and whether they should save second doses or just get as many people a first dose as possible. Just 1 percent of the population is fully inoculated. The World Health Organization has also recommended that all African countries use all the doses of whatever vaccines they have to give first jabs to as many people as possible rather than saving supplies for second doses to provide at least partial protection to as many as possible. On Monday, WHO Director Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus nudged the Serum Institute of India, which supplies the COVAX program, to “get back on track and catch up” despite being overwhelmed.The World Economic Forum is now calling on wealthy countries to abandon “vaccine nationalism” and help struggling nations by making vaccines global public goods with intellectual-property data open to all. India and South Africa have called for a waiver on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) to speed up the production of vaccines. The Biden administration has already called for patent sharing to help produce more vaccines. “Recent announcements on COVID-19 vaccine exports will undoubtedly blunt the momentum behind efforts to ensure global, equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines,” said Chido Munyati, head of Africa at the World Economic Forum. “This is the time for real public-private partnership as the world is facing one of its biggest challenges.”China has been among the first to heed the call to help Africa by donating vaccines to more than a dozen African countries to fill the gap created by the COVAX shortfalls. Beijing also supports the TRIPS waiver, which could also aid China in improving its own made-in-China vaccine, which has low efficacy, and of which it has pledged 10 million doses to COVAX. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian pledged Monday that they would continue to do more. “As the largest developing country and a responsible member of the international community, China will do all things that are conducive to developing countries’ fight against the virus and support all actions that can help developing countries acquire vaccines in an equitable way,” he said. “We are also working with over 10 developing countries including Egypt and the UAE on technological transfer and cooperative production to quickly advance large-scale production of vaccines.” But until any of these pledges and promises become reality, Africa is slowly nearing the edge of the COVID-19 cliff. The World Economic Forum says he delays “could have further long-lasting consequences on Sub-Saharan Africa’s economies” since without vaccine protection, the pandemic will continue there unhindered giving way to the development of new vaccine-resistant variants, stifling already sluggish economies and taxing health systems that will quickly buckle under any more pressure. Read more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.
China is resisting bilateral talks with the United States on nuclear weapons, the U.S. disarmament ambassador told a U.N. conference on Tuesday, as Washington seeks to advance efforts to reduce nuclear arms stockpiles. "Despite the PRC's dramatic build-up of its nuclear arsenal, unfortunately it continues to resist discussing nuclear risk reduction bilaterally with the United States," said Robert Wood, referring to the People's Republic of China.