New Zealand's Ardern says she is 'horrified' by George Floyd's death
Tuesday, 2 June 2020 Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Tuesday that she was "horrified" by George Floyd's death, and welcomed peaceful protests in New Zealand in solidarity, but noted that they flouted social distancing restrictions.
Thousands of people chanted "black lives matter" as they walked through central Auckland on Monday (June 1), protesting the killing of Minneapolis African-American man, George Floyd. Meanwhile, in the New Zealand capital of Wellington, hundreds marched from the parliament building to the U.S. embassy...
With promises of extra financing for small businesses and more jobs as a severe economic downturn looms, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Sunday (July 5) launched her party's campaign ahead of September general election.
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said the releasing of two women from quarantine before they were tested for Covid-19 was “unacceptable”. The women, who are New Zealand citizens, had flown from London to visit a dying parent and were granted an exemption to leave their mandatory 14-day quarantine early on compassionate grounds.
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New Zealand on Wednesday (June 17) said the defence force will now oversee the country's quarantine facilities and strengthen border requirements, after a slip up allowed two people with coronavirus to move around the country.
A giraffe living in an Australian holds the distinction of being the tallest giraffe in the world. According to CNN, 12-year-old Forest tops out at an impressive height of 18 feet, 8 inches. Officials from Guinness World Records had to create a specially made measuring pole just to record his height. Forest was born at Auckland Zoo in New Zealand in 2007 and was moved to Australia Zoo when he was 2 years old.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Friday spoke with Nobel laureate and founder of the Grameen Bank, Muhammad Yunus, and discussed ideas that could re-shape the post pandemic world. The duo delved into limitations of adopting a western economic model. Yunus called for making a new beginning towards a system that will create space for the informal and rural economy and all sections of society. "We follow western way of doing things in economic system. We don't see the vibrant capacity of people in India, Bangladesh. Their creativity has to be admired, but government has chosen to stay away. Rural economy has become an appendix to urban economy. Rural economy is the supplier of the labour," Yunus said. The dialogue was part of a series launched by Gandhi ever since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. He has earlier talked to several experts, both in the economy and epidemiology, besides nurses and industrialists. Gandhi's last conversation was with four Indian nurses working in New Zealand, Australia, UK and India. He has also spoken to to Raghuram Rajan, Abhijit Banerjee, Nicholas Burns among others.
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Mozilla's VPN service has been officially launched and is now available for Windows and Android in six countries worldwide, including the US, Canada, and the UK, the company announced today. According to The Verge, the service is available for 4.99 USD a month, and, like other VPNs, it is designed to make web-browsing more private and secure. As part of the move, the service is being rebranded from Firefox Private Network to Mozilla VPN, a change that was announced last month. Including the US, Canada, and the UK, Mozilla says its VPN is initially also available in Singapore, Malaysia, and New Zealand, and that it might expand its availability to more countries later this year. About its launch on Android and Windows, Mozilla says that it will be officially coming to iOS soon.
New Zealand's former prime minister Helen Clark warned on Friday (July 10) if the world remained "flat-footed" in its response to pandemics it faces future economic, social and political crisis, after she was appointed by the World Health Organisation (WHO) to lead a review of the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The lawyer for a man who was arrested as a police officer knelt on his neck – in a case that “mirrors almost identically what happened to George Floyd” – has called for a formal apology from Scotland Yard.Marcus Coutain, 48, was filmed pleading with officers to “get off my neck” as he was handcuffed on the pavement in Islington, north London, on Thursday evening.The police watchdog is investigating the manner of the arrest, which has resulted in one Metropolitan Police officer being suspended and another placed on restricted duties.
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Attorneys for the family of George Floyd filed a federal civil lawsuit on Wednesday. The suit is against the city of Minneapolis and the police officers involved in the death of George Floyd. Floyd died May 25 after former officer Derek Chauvin used his leg to pin Floyd's neck to the ground for nearly nine minutes. Chauvin was arrested and charged with second-degree murder. The lawsuit was filed in US District Court for the District of Minnesota.
A trustee for the family of George Floyd, who died on May 25 after a Minneapolis policeman knelt on his neck for nearly nine minutes, sued the city of Minneapolis and four of its police officers in federal court on Wednesday, civil rights attorney Benjamin Crump said.
Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman General Mark Milley on Thursday told the House Armed Services Committee that he was 'personally outraged by George Floyd's brutal and senseless killing" and that the military was still struggling with racism.
Law enforcement has kept tabs on demonstrators since anti-police-brutality protests first broke out after the death of George Floyd. According to Business Insider, leaked documents reveal police exchanged protesters' Twitter handles. They also monitored protest plans in private Slack and Telegram channels, and kept lists of people who responded to protest events on Facebook. Records also show law enforcement focusing heavily on perceived threats against officers' lives posted to social media.
Two weeks after his death in Minneapolis, George Floyd returns to his hometown of Houston. How people are remembering the man who sparked worldwide protest, Jeff Wagner reports (2:01). WCCO 4 News at 6..
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