Covid19 North America 

Biden: US, Canada To Work Toward Achieving Net Zero Emissions By 2050

U.S. President Joe Biden said on Tuesday that he and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau agreed to work toward achieving net zero emissions by 2050. “We’re launching a high-level, climate-ambition ministerial and to align our policies and our goals to achieve net zero emissions by 2050,” Biden said in a speech following a bilateral meeting with the Canadian leader. U.S. Special Climate Change Envoy John Kerry and his Canadian counterpart, Environment Minister Jonathan Wilkinson, will host the ministerial. The partnership comes after Biden revoked a key permit for the Keystone…

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Covid19 Europe 

Coronavirus: ministry issues clarifications on latest relaxations

The health ministry issued clarifications about the new relaxations of the measures against the spread of coronavirus announced on Thursday that will be in effect from March 1. The ministry recalls that people can leave their homes, only twice per day, and they need to send an SMS to 8998 for permission. No SMS is necessary for the transportation by parents/guardians of a minor or a person with disabilities to the school or day care centre. People wishing to visit someone in a nursing home must use category 5 while…

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Asia Covid19 

Vietnam receives first batch of Covid-19 vaccine

HO CHI MINH CITY (Vietnam News/ANN): The first doses of the Oxford/AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccines arrived Wednesday (Feb 24) afternoon at Tân Sơn Nhất International Airport, HCM City. Vietnamese deputy health minister Trương Quốc Cường and Emily Hamblin, Consul General in HCM City, each holding their respective country’s flags, and representatives from the importer, Vienam Vaccine JSC (VNVC), were present at the Tân Sơn Nhất airport to welcome the delivery of 117,600 doses. This is a part of the initial order 204,000 which was given import emergency approval by the health…

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Agriculture 

Nigeria: Entrepreneur identifies opportunity in cold chain logistics for the agriculture sector

Ope Olanrewaju, founder and CEO of Kennie-O Cold Chain Logistics We speak to Ope Olanrewaju, the CEO of Kennie-O Cold Chain Logistics, a Nigerian company that provides refrigerated transport and cold storage solutions to fresh produce farmers as well as the pharmaceutical industry. The business is based in Ilorin, Kwara State. 1. How did you come up with the idea to start Kennie-O Cold Chain Logistics? Initially, our business was poultry production. At one stage, we received a call from an industry leader to supply them with frozen chicken. At…

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Africa Utilities 

CDD condemns hike in electrical power tariff, Fuel rate

The Centre for Democracy and Advancement (CDD) has actually asked the federal government to reverse the walking in fuel rate and electrical power tariffs. In a press statement launched on Sunday, the group decried the timing of the hike, saying most Nigerians are yet to recuperate from the negative results of the Coronavirus pandemic. The statement signed by Director of the CDD, Idayat Hassan, stated “in Nigeria, government has not only decreased to offering citizens the helping hand in this moment of recession, it is intensifying their predicament by raising…

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