Entries for October 01, 2020.

GUYANA: Airports open to commercial flights from October 12. 2020; COVID-19 deaths now 82

By Staff Editor –  September 30, 2020

The PPP/C government this afternoon confirmed that the two international airports will reopen to commercial flights on October 12th.

Current COVID-19 measures restricting travel will continue until October 12th when new directives are scheduled to be announced as government is currently in discussions with stakeholders to prepare for on-arrival testing for the virus and other measures for a swift reopening to scheduled commercial travel. Minister of Public Works Juan Edghill, who is responsible for the aviation sector, today told Stabroek News.

“We want the airports opened as soon as is practical, ensuring compliance with the international guidelines set out by the Pan American Health Organization, WHO and international guidelines. We will follow all the protocols,”   

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US ELECTIONS 2020: Six key takeaways from contentious Trump-Biden presidential debate

September 30, 2020 – By Bill Barrow and Zeke Miller – Associated Press (AP)

Debate – Trump vs Biden

President Donald Trump and challenger Joe Biden met on the debate stage Tuesday night in Ohio. Here are key early takeaways from the first of three scheduled presidential debates before Election Day on Nov. 3.

WASHINGTON — After more than a year of circling each other, Republican President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden met on the debate stage Tuesday night in Ohio.

The 74-year-old president and the 77-year-old former vice president are similar in age, and they share a mutual dislike. But they differ starkly in style and substance. All of that was evident from the outset on the Cleveland stage.           

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RACISM: White supremacists believe in genetic ‘purity’. Science shows no such thing exists

The Conversation – September 27, 2020 3.59pm EDT

Author: Dennis McNevin – Professor of Forensic Genetics, University of Technology Sydney

Far-right white supremacist ideology is on the rise in Europe, North America and Australia. It appeals to a racist  notion whereby many white supremacists see themselves as members of a “pure” race that is at risk of dilution and contamination.

Science does not support the idea of pure races with ancient origins. In the past few years, genetic sequencing of ancient and modern humans and related species has given us a flood of new information about how human populations have evolved.              

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Peace Studies and Gandhi Peace Festival event on Oct 2, 2020 – Live Stream Event

The Centre for Peace Studies and Gandhi Peace Festival
are pleased to invite you to the

The 28th Annual Gandhi Peace Festival

Festival Theme: Black Lives Matter

Please join us for a conversation with

Adrienne Shadd on a Live Stream Event

Black Lives in Hamilton. Ontario. CANADA

October 2, 2020 from 10am to 11:30am EDT

To join the event, click on: https://youtu.be/TjP3HhPKlXw
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