• Big News Network.com

    China using world's coronavirus misery to draw profits

    Hong Kong, April 4 (ANI): While the world is busy in fighting China-originated coronavirus on a war footing, Beijing is utilising the global crisis to draw profits. In the last few days, the country has conducted military drills and deployed large-scale military assets to the maritime area. Richard Javad Heydarian, a Manila-based academic, wrote in Asia Times that Beijing has launched a "concerted attempt" to reshape the pandemic's narrative, including the bizarre suggestion by top Chinese officials that the US military planted the virus in China. At the time of crisis, Beijing is moving ahead in expanding its strategic and economic footprints in the South China Sea. According to China's Ministry

  • Limerick Leader

    Boy, 14, accused of Covid assault in Limerick

    A FOURTEEN-year-old boy is one of a number of people who have been charged in relation to so called 'Covid-19 assaults' in Limerick over the past week. The juvenile, who can't be named because of his age, appeared before Limerick District Court on Tuesday after he was charged with assault causing harm. It is alleged that he aggressively approached a retailer in the town where he lives and coughed at him before claiming he had tested positive for Covid-19. The incident, which traumatised the complainant, is alleged to have happened at around 12.30pm last Friday at the retail premises where he works. The defendant, who was accompanied by his mother in court, was granted bail subject to his compliance

  • Irish Examiner

    Young man flown to hospital with serious injuries after attack

    Gardaí are investigating a vicious attack in which a young man was seriously injured during a row between a group of young men in Co. Laois. It is understood that a man in his 20s was found in an unresponsive state at Fr Breen Park in Abbeyleix this evening. An Irish Air Corps helicopter was requested to help other emergency services including paramedics and gardaí who were on scene. Gardaí confirmed that the man was found unconscious nearby following a row between a group of men. It is understood that a hatchet may have been used during the incident. Air support was called as a precaution and the man has been taken to Tallaght Hospital.

  • The Huffington Post UK

    Trump Attacks Hospitals As Insatiable 'Complainers' Amid Crisis

    Coronavirus has changed everything. Make sense of it all with the Waugh Zone, our evening politics briefing. Sign up now. President Donald Trump on Thursday criticised states and hospitals for requesting medical supplies to cope with the coronavirus pandemic, calling them “complainers” that should have stocked up on supplies “long before this crisis hit.” “Some have insatiable appetites & are never satisfied,” Trump wrote in one of two tweets scolding states and health facilities that he claimed have already received “massive amounts of medical supplies” from the federal government.  The insults from Trump, who downplayed the pandemic for weeks before acknowledging the scope of the crisis in

  • Big News Network.com

    Irish health authorities now dealing with 3,849 cases of virus

    DUBLIN, Ireland - Ireland has recorded four more times as many deaths from the coronavirus as Australia, which has a population of more than 25 million. With the death toll from the coronavirus now at 98, the Health Protection Surveillance Centre has given details of where the latest thirteen deaths have occurred. Nine deaths have occurred in the east, 1 in the south, and three in the west of the country. Twice as many males (9) died compared to females (4). Ten of the 13 who died had underlying health conditions. There have now been 98 Covid-19 related deaths in Ireland. By comparison, Australia which has six times the population of Ireland has recorded only one quarter the number of deaths

  • Big News Network.com

    Mafia Gangs in Italy Poised to Profit from Coronavirus

    In the early days of Italy's strict nationwide coronavirus lockdown, public morale was high. Despite the shock of the pandemic, Italians appeared determined to keep their spirits up. But as the crisis has prolonged, the bitter economic reality of the struggle to rein in the disease is taking its toll, corroding social cohesion and bringing fears of a breakdown in law and order. Signs of social unrest are mounting - especially in the poorer south, which has recorded fewer infections compared to the viral hotspots of the north. However hard the north is being hit economically, it is even worse for the south, where the number of people living in poverty was around 10 percent even before the pandemic

  • www.longfordleader.ie

    'It's time the younger generations copped on', says 84-year-old Ballymahon man

    As the elderly members of our society adjust to life in isolation, it's the kindness of the rest of us that they really rely on and, when Pat Lloyd was feeling sad about not being able to put flowers on his wife's grave for her birthday, Breda Greaves and Local Link were quick to step up and help him out. Breda, of Ballymahon Convent Day Care Centre has teamed up with Local Link to ensure the delivery of groceries and prescriptions to the more vulnerable members of the community and last week, she was more than happy to collect a bunch of flowers from florist, Mary Murtagh, and deliver them to the grave in Forgney. “She'd be 97 this year,” said Pat of his dearly departed Ellen Emily Lloyd who