WHO chiefs discuss local food safety issues

Regional World Health Organization (WHO) leaders used World Food Safety Day to highlight important topics in their countries. Takeshi Kasai, WHO regional director for the Western Pacific, said traditional markets are a key part of the food system. “They play an important economic, cultural and social role in the Asia Pacific region and are a … Read more

Australia surpasses 10,000 Covid deaths as authorities warn of another wave of infections | Coronavirus

Australia has surpassed the grim milestone of 10,000 Covid-19 deaths, the authorities urge people to remain vigilant against the disease. The country’s toll from the virus stood at 9,984 on Saturday, and tipped past the 10,000 mark with Sunday’s numbers. New South Wales reported an additional two Covid deaths, while Victoria reported another 22. Ahead … Read more

Omicron’s BA.5 variant might threaten your July 4: How to stay safe

Americans are set to celebrate the July 4 holiday on Monday — and Covid’s BA.5 omicron subvariant could be an unwelcome guest at parties across the country. The new subvariant is already rapidly circulating: During the week ending on June 25, BA.5 accounted for 36.6% of the country’s reported Covid cases, according to the Centers … Read more

WHO calls for ‘urgent’ action to stem monkeypox spread in Europe as cases surge

Issued on: 02/07/2022 – 08:07 The World Health Organization called on Friday for “urgent” action to prevent the spread of monkeypox in Europe, noting that cases had tripled in the region over the past two weeks. “Today, I am intensifying my call for governments and civil society to scale up efforts… to prevent monkeypox from … Read more

QuickStep-AlphaVinyl’s Tour de France success hit by COVID-19 cases amongst staff

Celebrations for Yves Lampaert’s success in the Tour de France opening time trial turned to fear and concern at QuickStep-AlphaVinyl late on Friday night after new cases of COVID-19 emerged amongst key team staff. QuickStep-AlphaVinyl revealed that lead directeur sportif Tom Steels tested positive late in the day, forcing Luca Bramati to dash from Italy … Read more

Kirk Hammett: “I was pretty active during Covid, writing a ton of different types of music. I wrote Metallica music, Portals music – all different types of music”

As lead guitarist of one of the biggest-selling bands in history, Kirk Hammett needs little in the way of an introduction. While Metallica have been teasing fans with the promise of a new album since last summer, Kirk has emerged as the first band member to step from the mothership and fly solo with his … Read more