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Reminding persons of the different sexuallly transmitted diseases in SVG, AIDS Coordinator for Public Sector Entities with the National AIDS Secretariat Winfield Tannis Abbott is encouraging young people particularly those who are unable to abstain from sexual intercourse, to protect yourself from AIDS and other STD’s by using a condom which he said is effective once used properly. Tannis Abbott was speaking to SVGTV News during an activity held in Kingstown on Wednesday in observance of World AIDS Day. https://youtu.be/ZDcFavANlBU Coordinator of the National Family Programme Unit in the Ministry of Health Arlitha Scott who used the opportunity to demonstrated…

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The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE), have received an increase in reporting of bird flu cases in Europe and Asia indicating that the virus is again spreading quickly across that region. According to reports from South Korean authorities, approximately 770,000 poultry had to be slaughtered after there was an outbreak at a farm in Chungcheongbuk-do. In Japan, the country experienced its first outbreak of the 2021 winter season at a poultry farm in the north-east of the country. Across Europe, while 7,000 birds were affected in Norway in the Rogaland region, some countries have put measures in place even…

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Source : NPR A 9-year-old Dallas boy has become the youngest person to die from injuries sustained during a crowd surge at the Astroworld music festival in Houston. Ezra Blount of Dallas died Sunday at Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston, family attorney Ben Crump said. Ezra was placed in a medically induced coma after suffering serious injuries in the Nov. 5 crush of fans during a performance by the festival’s headliner, rapper Travis Scott. He is the 10th person who attended the festival to die. Internet photo: Travis Scott performing on stage at Astroworld music festival in Houston “The Blount family tonight…

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 A Rhode Island man is celebrating the achievement of his lifelong dream after earning his doctorate in physics at age 89. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qclors2IAsw&feature=emb_imp_woyt Manfred Steiner, who previously earned a medical degree and a doctorate in biochemistry, said his attention turned back to physics after he retired at age 70 from working as a hematologist at Brown University. Steiner said he had always wanted to story physics, but went into medicine, instead, at his family’s urging. He said retirement allowed him to start taking physics classes at Brown. “It’s an old dream that starts in my childhood,” Steiner said in a Brown University…

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A 105-year-old woman said she was disappointed after she won the 100-metre sprint world record for her age group because she wishes she had done it even faster. Julia ‘Hurricane’ Hawkins became the first female track and field athlete to set a world record in the 100-metre dash over 105’s group at the 2021 Louisiana Senior Games competition in Hammon, Louisiana, on Saturday 6 November, when she dashed over the finishing line in just 62.95 seconds. But rather than basking in glory, Hawkins has since chastised herself. “It was wonderful to see so many family members and friends,” she told Growing Bolder. “But I wanted to do…

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Pfizer says that its COVID-19 pill reduced the risk of hospitalization or death by 89 percent in a clinical trial involving adults “at high risk of progressing to severe illness.” Based on the encouraging results of its trial, Pfizer says it will submit the oral medicine, called Paxlovid, to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to seek emergency use authorization. The pill is similar to Merck’s new pill, which was approved in the United Kingdom last week and is being considered for emergency use by the FDA. Like Merck’s pill, Pfizer said its drug showed promising results when administered within…

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A woman has described the bizarre moment someone she went on a date with asked her to pay him back when she turned down a second date. Posting on Twitter, the woman named Lauren shared screenshots detailing how her date tried to get £3.50 back for a coffee they had after she said she didn’t want to meet again. She said the incident happened six years ago. https://twitter.com/LaurenNotLozza/status/1459155616706949120?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1459155616706949120%7Ctwgr%5E%7Ctwcon%5Es1_c10&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fd-7655746401918901062.ampproject.net%2F2110290545003%2Fframe.html When he asked if she wanted a second date, Lauren said she was “not sure” they had “chemistry” but wished him well. Undeterred, he offered to cook her dinner at his place…

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Beyoncé comes alive. Queen Bey returns with “Be Alive,” her first release of 2021, which soundtracks the upcoming movie King Richard starring Will Smith. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4wYdZi3tFJ4 The empowering anthem samples The Door’s “Five to One,” which JAY-Z famously sampled on “Takeover,” and plays in the emotional final scene of the Venus and Serena Williams biopic. “It feels so good to be alive, that’s why I live my life with pride,” she sings on the drum-heavy track. “Can’t nobody knock it if they tried / This is our souls personified.” “Be Alive” marks Bey’s first music since “Black Parade” in June 2020. She recently hinted that…

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Will Smith is opening up about a recent dark period in his life. The actor reveals that he contemplated suicide while filming his upcoming YouTube Originals docuseries, “Will Smith: The Best Shape of My Life,” in which he sets out to lose 20 pounds in 20 weeks after gaining weight during quarantine. “This began as a journey to get into the best shape of my life,” the King Richard star says in the trailer. However, he admits the process also took a toll on his mental health. “When I started this show, I thought I was getting into the best shape of my life…

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Will Smith is making more shocking revelations about his life. After admitting that he contemplated suicide, the 53-year-old actor reveals that he thought about taking his father’s life. In an excerpt from his upcoming memoir, Will, Smith says he considered killing his dad, Willard Carrol Smith Sr., after witnessing him abuse his mother when he was a child. “That when I was big enough, when I was strong enough, when I was no longer a coward, I would slay him,” Smith writes, according to ET Canada. Willard Sr., U.S. Air Force veteran, was battling cancer at the time. “I paused at the top of the…

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In 2004, Minister Marion Hall, known then as Lady Saw, made history as the first female dancehall artiste to win a Grammy. She copped the Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group alongside American rock band, No Doubt for the hit song, Underneath It All. In a recent episode of The Trailblazers Show, Hall described the coveted golden gramophone as her “greatest accomplishment” to date but went on to reveal that she has no physical evidence of it now. The former dancehall queen told interviewer Tamara McKayle that she left the trophy at a friend’s house and has not seen it…

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Portugal recently introduced legislation that bans employers from contacting workers outside of their contracted office hours. The law, which was passed in the country’s parliament last Friday, is a response to some of the problems that have resulted from remote working, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Under the new law, companies could face fines for contacting employees outside of their normal working hours. Employers will also have to help pay for expenses incurred by remote working such as higher electricity and internet bills. In an effort to tackle the loneliness that comes with remote working, companies are expected…

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Abihail Myrie, the daughter of reggae veteran Buju Banton has been baptised.  The 21-year-old model shared the news via her Instagram account on Monday (November 1) and declared to her more than 63,000 followers that the day she was ‘born-again’, was the “best day” of her life. “It has truly been an experience. One for the books! I’m happy that I was able to document it all. I’ve fought, learned, faced public humiliation, cried, got back up, listened and trusted God. All in the name of Christ. And now I am home,” she captioned photos of her in a ‘pearly-white’ gown.  Just…

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Dancehall artiste I Octane has come out to defend himself after his name was mentioned in the Clansman trial. I Octane’s name was mentioned by a former don, turned witness in the trial. The court on Tuesday (October 2) heard that the witness along with Andre Bryan and gang member Fabian Johnson would frequently visit a recording studio, which he said was owned by I Octane. In a Instagram post I Octane sought to distance himself from the gang and the witness, noting that his studio is used by many individuals who he does not know personally. According to I…

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Even in late summer, few migrants attempt to cross into the United States from the Mexican border town of Mexicali. The temperatures are brutal, consistently in the mid-40C. And beyond the neighbouring US town of Calexico, lie many miles of inhospitable desert. Attempting the journey in the searing heat would be madness. Yet the migrants gathered in a Haitian restaurant a few blocks from the border wall have already been through worse. Especially Fiterson Janvier and his family. As they finish a Creole-style meal of chicken, rice-and-beans and plantains, there is both exhaustion and disbelief in their eyes. Exhaustion at…

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Dancehall artiste Macka Diamond says people should be focused on ending abuse instead of trying to identify the abusers, following the various allegations that have dominated social media since late September. The entertainer recently shared her story of allegedly being beaten with a board by a dancehall artiste at a studio complex. She said that she was entering her early 20s and going by the moniker Lady Mackerel when it happened. “I need these people to stop questioning who it is and let us come together and console women,” Macka Diamond told THE STAR. “We nah talk bout lock up nobody,…

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Macka Diamond is the latest female dancehall artiste to reveal allegations of abuse suffered at the hands of a male artiste in the industry. She made the revelations In an Instagram Live over the weekend. Inspired by Tanya Stephens who recently revealed that she was raped by a prominent reggae artiste at 17-years-old, Macka Diamond too decided to share her story.  Like Stephens, the Bun Him artiste refused to name her abuser but shared that the incident happened early in her career. She told fans she was hustling dubplates when her alleged abuser accused her of disrespecting him because she received dubplates from an…

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The culprit who burglarized Rihanna’s home back in 2018 has finally been sentenced. Tyress Williams, 22, was sentenced to nine years in prison after pleading no contest to burglary charges, the Daily Mail reported. He was charged with six counts of first-degree residential burglary, gang conspiracy and one count of attempted residential burglary. The Savage x Fenty founder wasn’t the only celebrity whose home got hit by Williams. He also robbed the houses of other celebrities including Christina Milian,  former Los Angeles Dodgers player Yaisel Puig and Robert Woods of the Los Angeles Rams, according to various reports. Williams didn’t commit…

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A woman claimed that she received a bill for crying during her surgery, which provoked an uproar over the fascets of the American healthcare system. Midge, the woman in question who goes by @mxmclain, received an invoice after a minor mole removal procedure and was taken aback to find out that she was charged an extra $11 and was shocked to discover an unexpected additional US$11  for what was called “Brief Emotion.” “​​Mole removal: $22. Crying: extra,” Midge tweeted while throwing in jokes such as “I didn’t even get a dam sticker” and “Is a lollipop too much to ask?” For…

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Renowned reggae artist Jah Cure, whose real name is Siccature Alcock, was reportedly arrested in the Netherlands on the weekend of October 2 for the alleged stabbing of Nicardo Blake. According to Bandsintown, Jah Cure was scheduled for an event at the Melkweg venue in Amsterdam when the incident was reported. The popular venue, Melkweg, is said to house several halls for concerts, events, film screenings, as well as school, student and corporate events and presentations. It is unclear if Blake’s entertainment company, Roots Vibes, was promoting an event attended by Jah Cure or exactly what led to the alleged…

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