Aerospace Transportation 

Mozambique Airlines Boeing 737 suffered a runway excursion

A LAM Mozambique Airlines Boeing 737 suffered a runway excursion on landing at Quelimane Airport in Mozambique. LAM Mozambique Airlines was operating flight #TM1134, a Boeing 737-700. No injuries reported.

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Covid19 Europe 

The Netherlands to trial rapid and home coronavirus tests

With many believing that rapid tests and home tests could be key in allowing the country to come out of lockdown, the Netherlands is launching 10 large-scale pilots to determine the usability of the tests. The Netherlands piloting rapid and home tests Extensive research has already shown that these types of coronavirus tests are effective and reliable, and now 10 short-term trials will be used to determine whether their large-scale use is realistic or practical. Eight of the 10 pilots will take place at educational institutions in Groningen, Delft, Amsterdam,…

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Covid19 Healthcare South America 

Health officials race to track down Brazil variant in UK

Health officials are hunting for a mystery Covid patient thought to be one of the first in the UK to have a Brazilian variant that may spread more rapidly and respond less well to vaccines. Six individuals infected with the “variant of concern” have been detected in the UK, officials said on Sunday night. Public Health England (PHE) has admitted it has no idea who one of them is, nor where the person was tested. Health officials have begun a scramble to try to find the person and track down…

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Management Oil and Gas 

Non-functional Refineries Cost Nigeria Over $13bn

Nigeria oil marketers has said that there is an increasing need to ensure full deregulation, effective reforms to drive needed growth in the petroleum sector. It stated that non-functional refineries cost Nigeria over $13bn in 2019. Speaking at the 18th Aret Adams Lecture, the Chairman of Major Oil Marketers Association of Nigeria, Adetunji Oyebanji, stressed on the need for a transition to a market-driven environment. This, he said can be achieved through policy-backed legislative and commercial frameworks, enabling the sustainability of the downstream petroleum sector. He said, “Effective reforms and…

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Healthcare Utilities 

Bring your own water, bring your own blood – the perils of giving birth in Sierra Leone

Aminata Forna: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 25 February 2021: Bring your own water! Bring your own blood! Filth encrusted speculum supplied. Sierra Leone’s doctors return to their country to make a difference. These are the conditions under which they are forced to work, and treat patients. There is a critical shortage of nurses, dentists, health professionals and doctors. With only 150 doctors working in the public sector, it is not surprising that the health statistics for Sierra Leone are within the bottom quartile for least developed countries, with life expectancy of…

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