Many of the deaths occurred in chaotic stampedes as scores of people looted food, electric appliances, liquor, and clothing from retail centers, KwaZulu-Natal premier Sihle Zikalala told the press.
The deployment of 2,500 soldiers to support the South African police has not yet stopped the rampant looting although arrests are being made at some areas in Johannesburg, including Vosloorus in eastern Johannesburg.
The economic impact of COVID-19 restrictions has exacerbated the problems.
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The Tokyo Olympics is running a village for athletes and coaches where more than 80% are vaccinated against the coronavirus, testing is compulsory and movement is stringently curtailed. The athletes’ village and Olympic press centre represent a huge, strict COVID-19 control zone for the more than 50,000 competitors, coaches, staff and journalists. Meanwhile, outside the fence, host city Tokyo - despite labouring through its fourth coronavirus lockdown as infections spike to record highs - is leading something like life as pandemic-normal.
Industry veteran Bob Merlis has been involved with publicity efforts on behalf of ZZ Top for the better part of four decades of the band’s 50+ year existence. He was publicity director at Warner Bros. Records when the group signed with that label in the late 1970s and estimates that he’s seen them perform more […]
Thousands of Guatemalans took to the streets in protest on Thursday, lighting fires and blocking roads across the Central American country, to demand the resignation of President Alejandro Giammattei after the firing of a well-known anti-corruption prosecutor. The protests have gained momentum since Guatemala's Attorney General Maria Porras last week removed anti-graft fighter Juan Francisco Sandoval as head of the Special Prosecutor's Office Against Impunity (FECI), a move that drew condemnation from Washington. Sandoval, who left Guatemala last weekend, said he was fired after the attorney general prevented him from trying to investigate corruption cases with links to Giammattei.
On Tuesday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced that it was reversing its previous mask guidance which said that vaccinated people no longer needed to wear face coverings. Due to the hypercontagious Delta variant, the agency is now recommending that all Americans regardless of vaccination status mask up in some public places. Yahoo News Medical Contributor Dr. Kavita Patel explains what you need to know about the new mask guidance and how you can best protect yourself and loved ones.
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The ever-burgeoning slate of Ava DuVernay’s media collective has a new boss, and it’s a familiar face. Queen Sugar executive producer and ARRAY’s Head of Physical Production, Paul Garnes is now the President of ARRAY Filmworks, the Oscar nominated DuVernay revealed today. With previous Filmworks chief Sarah Bremner taking a “personal hiatus, according to ARRAY, […]
Paul Garnes has been named president of Array Filmworks. The company’s current president, Sarah Bremner, is stepping down for a personal hiatus, according to an individual with knowledge of the situation. “Sarah is a thoughtful executive who has built a wonderful creative development team here and is respected by our showrunners and artists. I’m grateful […]
EXCLUSIVE: Winslow Fegley is set to join Javier Bardem in Will Speck & Josh Gordon’s Lyle, Lyle Crocodile for Sony Pictures. Sources also tell Deadline that Benj Pasek & Justin Paul, the Oscar winning songwriting team behind the music of La La Land and upcoming Dear Evan Hansen movie, will write original songs for the film. Speck & Gordon will direct […]