MANILA: Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered police to arrest anyone not wearing a mask properly, including below the nose, as the country battles to contain surging COVID-19 infections. Duterte issued the directive after a meeting with his COVID-19 task force - where everyone except him was seen wearing the mandatory face covering - an official video released late Wednesday showed. Thousands of people have been punished for violating COVID-19 rules since the end of March, when restrictions were tightened in the capital and surrounding provinces after a spike in cases. READ: Philippine health workers bring COVID-19 vaccines to people unable to leave their house The justice secretary and police chief have urged officers to fine offenders or make them do community service instead of arresting them, following the death of a man forced to do a hundred squats as punishment for breaking curfew. But Duterte said police should get tough on rule breakers and arrest … [Read more...] about Philippines’ Duterte orders police to arrest people for not wearing masks properly
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Today marks 100 days since Brexit properly happened in the UK - with seamless trade and EU rules replaced by a weighty trade deal. It’s not been billed as the total disaster some feared - especially because the impact on firms is masked by the hit from coronavirus . House prices have not collapsed, we got a trade deal, we’ve not seen 7,000-truck queues and we’ve ‘taken back control’ of UK laws. But the 100 days since the transition period ended on December 31 have also been fraught with controversy. Northern Ireland has been struck by violence, trade from the EU plummeted in January, and veteran seafood businesses face mass ruin. Small firms and gifts have been slapped with huge charges for moving goods across the Channel. And the UK has already extended “grace periods” for getting food into Belfast’s supermarkets, only weeks after they were agreed. So what exactly has gone wrong in the first 100 days of proper Brexit - and are they teething issues or here to … [Read more...] about 100 days of Brexit: 10 things that have gone wrong since UK properly left the EU
Dani Dyer is joining her father Danny on EastEnders next month. The former Love Island star, 24, will make a cameo appearance as a taxi driver who picks up Danny's character Mick Carter. It is said their scenes were filmed three weeks ago, and Dani's cabbie will only be making the one appearance on the soap. Like father, like daughter: Dani Dyer is set to join dad Danny on EastEnders next month and will make a cameo as a TAXI DRIVER, it was revealed on Wednesday A spokesperson for EastEnders confirmed the news to MailOnline. RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next TOWIE's Kelsey Stratford and Chloe Brockett put their... Jacqueline Jossa keeps things casual in a white patterned... PICTURE EXCLUSIVE: Amber Gill shares the secret to her... 'I really believe she's watching over me': Ashley Cain... Share this article Share 207 shares A source speaking to The Sun said: 'Soap fans are going to be thrilled to see … [Read more...] about Dani Dyer is set to join dad Danny on EastEnders next month and will make a cameo as a TAXI DRIVER
STATE pension payments will be something you receive if you've reached a certain age in later life. The state pension is different to your workplace or a private pension , and when you can start receiving the pay-out depends on when you were born. In May 2014, the government changed how the state pension system works , with the goal of making it simpler. In order to get a state pension you need to pay National Insurance contributions (NICs), and have built up a minimum number of years' worth. How much is the state pension? Men born on or after April 6, 1951, or women born on or after April 6, 1953, will be able to claim the new state pension. For those who reached the state pension age before April 6, 2016, you’ll be getting the old state pension, known as the basic state pension. The full new state pension is £175.60 per week, but the actual money you get will depend on your National Insurance record. If you've accrued NICs under both the old and new … [Read more...] about How can I check my state pension and what age can I claim it?
Dozens of armed groups have operated for years in the Democratic Republic of Congo's (DRC) North Kivu and Ituri provinces, and civilians have been subjected to horrifying massacres. Armed militias and inter-communal violence have killed more than 300 people so far in 2021. Presidential spokesman Tharsice Kasongo Mwema said on Tuesday that the two provinces would be declared under siege for 30 days starting on Thursday May 6. "To respond to the situation during the state of siege, the provincial governments of Ituri and North Kivu ... will be replaced by offices of the armed forces of the DRC or the national police," he said. Security and judicial vacuum It was the first time since the Democratic Republic of Congo's independence that a president used the exceptional "state of siege" or state of emergency. President Felix Tshisekedi said he wanted to eliminate insecurity in the two provinces, where the Congolese government has failed to enforce the rule of law. "There is a … [Read more...] about DRC: Is President Tshisekedi’s ‘state of siege’ a cover-up?