Medics battled exhaustion and the risk of Covid-19 as they raced Monday to treat scores of people injured by a devastating earthquake in West Sulawesi. At least 81 people were killed and thousands left homeless by the powerful 6.2-magnitude quake that struck early Friday, reducing buildings to a tangled mass of twisted metal and chunks of concrete in the seaside city of Mamuju. Masked doctors treated patients with broken limbs and other injuries at a makeshift medical centre set up outside the only one of the city's hospitals that survived the quake relatively intact. "The patients keep coming," Nurwardi, manager of operations at Mamuju's West Sulawesi General Hospital, told AFP earlier. "This is the only hospital operating in the city. Many need surgery but we have limited resources and medicine." The open-air triage centre was desperately short of staff, and those on hand worked frantically despite the risk of contracting coronavirus. The hospital was scrambling to open … [Read more...] about Medics in West Sulawesi overwhelmed by quake casualties
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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Minneapolis police have arrested two teenagers in connection to an armed carjacking and multiple robberies, all of which happened Tuesday. Minneapolis police first responded to the armed carjacking in southwest Minneapolis of a red BMW. Squads later received report of a robbery near the University of Minnesota matching a similar description of the stolen vehicle. READ MORE: 1 Injured In Uptown Shooting According to police, shots were fired Tuesday afternoon on the 1100 block of Lowry Avenue after a father and an 11-year-old were robbed at gunpoint. No one was struck by the bullets. Police are looking into whether this incident is connected to the other robberies in the day. A police K-9 located the vehicle that matched the description and attempted a traffic stop. The vehicle sped off rapidly and attempted to cut a corner into an alley northbound between North Girard and Fremont avenues, causing the vehicle to flip. READ MORE: Man Arrested In Fatal … [Read more...] about 2 Teens Arrested After Armed Carjacking, Robbery Spree In Minneapolis
Actor Karanvir Bohra ’s parents recently informed about his parents getting done with COVID-19 vaccinations in his recent social media post. The actor took to his Instagram handle and shared a picture of his father and mother getting vaccinated at a health centre. Karanvir praised the government for providing easy vaccination services and also gave a few major points about the whole procedure and setup at the health centre in his caption. Urging fans to go ahead and get their parents vaccinated as soon as possible, Karanvir wrote, “Been there, done that #vaccinated What an excellent arrangement by the @governmentmaharashtra It's a straight walk-in at NESCO campus Goregaon, all you need is your #adharcard.... Mom and dad had to wait outside for 15-20 min only to get their token and then the wait was inside the AC hall.... There are cubicles and second for people to wait, after the #vaccineshot they have to wait for an hour or so, just to see if the there is no … [Read more...] about Karanvir Bohra shares pics of his parents getting COVID-19 vaccination; urges fans to do the same
Philip Whiteside, news reporter Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe is a British-Iranian woman who has been in jail in Iran for five years. The Iranian regime claims she was working against the state when she was arrested on a visit to the country to see her parents with her daughter. Here is a timeline of events that have left a family split apart and resulted in diplomacy at the highest level. October 2010 Joins Thomson Reuters Foundation Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe joins the Thomson Reuters Foundation, a charity that says it promotes "socio-economic progress" and the rule of law through a series of training programmes. Advertisement Before the move, she worked for BBC Media Action for around 18 months, the corporation's international development charity which uses "the power of media and communication to help reduce poverty and support people in understanding their rights". June 2014 Birth of her daughter Gabriella, the only daughter of Mrs … [Read more...] about Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe: The five-year fight for freedom
PEOPLE have been left baffled over an optical illusion of grey squares that look like they are moving. At first glance, the image - which has a collection of squares around the edge and in the middle of a plain background - looks more like a gif than a still pattern. However, this is actually incorrect as the picture isn’t moving at all. The optical illusion has been circulating on Reddit, after being shared by user evilgator , and it has now received 25,000 upvotes. The caption said: "This is not a gif." Many people were highly impressed at the illusion, with one writing: "Depending on which eye I use, the inside or the outside wiggles. Wtf?" THE SCIENCE BEHIND OPTICAL ILLUSIONS This brief explanation may help to unscramble your brain... Optical illusions make a little bit more sense when you learn that our eyes have very little to do with what we see and it is our brains that play the key role in creating images and trying to protect us from the … [Read more...] about ‘Intense’ optical illusion leaves people divided – so what do YOU think is happening in this picture?