Indonesia gave Sinovac Biotech’s Covid-19 vaccine its first emergency use approval outside China on Monday as the world’s fourth most populous country launches nationwide inoculations to stem surging infections and deaths.
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The Democrats’ mission is not to defund the police. It is to devour the police. And who better than a Biden Department of Justice to do it? Once former Vice President Joe Biden was safely declared the winner of the 2020 election, Democrats took a fleeting respite from genuflecting to their young Marxist firebrands and surveyed the down-ballot wreckage. Suddenly, there was pooh-poohing of the notion that anyone actually wanted to defund the police. This news was announced by self-styled “centrist” Democrats, who’d seemed to have lost their voice on that subject while America’s cities burned, our businesses were looted, and our crime rates spiked — and while what passes for the “center” moved about thirty yards leftward on the party’s gridiron. Naturally, the outraged conservative press was quick to roll the tape. In fact, the AOC “Squad” and its vitriolic imitators, one after the next, were adamant: Not only were they quite serious about dismantling police departments, but they had already taken concrete steps in several cities to slash law-enforcement budgets. The prospect of gridlock on Capitol Hill intensifies Biden’s need to resort to executive action to appease his party’s increasingly hard-left base. That brings the nation’s
JAKARTA: At least 73 people have been killed after an earthquake struck Indonesia's West Sulawesi province on Friday, the disaster mitigation agency (BNPB) said on Sunday, the latest in a string of disasters to hit the Southeast Asian country.More than 820 people were injured and over 27,800 left their homes after the 6.2 magnitude quake, BNPB spokesman Raditya Jati said. Some sought refuge in the mountains, while others went to cramped evacuation centres, witnesses said.Police and military officers have been deployed to crack down on looting in several parts of the region, Jati added.An emergency response status, intended to help rescue efforts, has also been put in place for two weeks, he said.Dwikorita Karnawati, the head of Indonesia's meteorological, climatology and geophysical agency (BMKG), has said that another quake in the region could potentially trigger a tsunami.Straddling the so-called Pacific Ring of Fire, Indonesia is regularly hit by earthquakes. In 2018, a devastating 6.2-magnitude quake and subsequent tsunami struck the city of Palu, in Sulawesi, killing thousands.Just two weeks into the new year, the world's fourth-most populous country is battling several disasters.Floods in North Sulawesi and South Kalimantan province each have killed at least five this month, while landslides in
My wife thinks I have a problem, an addiction I should take care not to broadcast too much. “When is enough enough??” I’m hooked on the “Great British Baking Show” (GBBS). Not since “Breaking Bad” have I spent so much time in front of the telly. Not since “South Park” has a show made me smile so much. The accents. The etiquette. The teeth. What’s not to like?! In reality, it’s the competition that lured me in. For that, I have to credit another Brit; Gordon Ramsay. My wife, daughters, and I latched onto his version of “MasterChef” (MC) shortly after we moved into our home. Both contests feature amateurs, folks who followed other career paths, or sacrificed as much to raise a family. Over time, they honed their skills simply feeding their brood, or as a hobby from which their friends benefit. With few exceptions, the appreciation these beneficiaries hold for their personal “homecooks” translates into a boost of confidence for the aspiring contestants, who no doubt return the favor by being a source of inspiration. It’s a virtuous cycle. Even though the only tangible prize for the GBBS victor is a cake stand, the competition is intense. You’d