THE BBC is facing a black hole in its finances after government sources suggested that it will push ahead with decriminalisation of the licence fee.
Spencer WellsBBC facing £1bn crisis as Boris set to push ahead with decriminalising TV licence fee 🇬🇧📺 This has always seemed antiquated to me, though it has resulted in some amazing television - IMHO the way public TV & radio is funded in the US is also archaic...
Russian authorities have dug a trench around a remote Siberian village to enforce a quarantine, after dozens of residents contracted the coronavirus, which local officials believe was spread at a traditional shaman ritual.
Spencer WellsRussia digs trench around Siberian village to enforce COVID quarantine 🦠🇷🇺🔥 THIS is a lockdown, America...
Chief researcher Elena Smolyarchuk, who heads the Center for Clinical Research on Medications at Sechenov University, told that the human trials for the vaccine have been completed at the university and they will be discharged soon.
Spencer WellsRussia first nation to finish human trials for Covid-19 vaccine 🦠🇷🇺💉
Walk into any busy store in England or board a train on London's cramped underground system and you will see dozens of people unmasked. And you can forget about face coverings at recently reopened pubs... that's about as likely as a free pint of...
Spencer WellsBritain is the worst-hit country outside of the US and Brazil for fatalities. It STILL won't wear masks. 🦠🇬🇧🔥
HO CHI MINH CITY (AFP) - A tech-savvy population, a fast-growing economy, and the perks of being first in an emerging market - Vietnamese entrepreneur Le Thanh saw the potential in booming Ho Chi Minh City for his start-up transforming coffee...
Spencer WellsStart-up city: Vietnam's young invest ideas in Ho Chi Minh City 🇻🇳
COLOMBO (AFP) - Sri Lanka's ruling party on Sunday (July 12) called off its rallies ahead of upcoming parliamentary elections and delayed the international airport's reopening over a surge in virus cases.. Read more at straitstimes.com.
Spencer WellsSri Lanka cancels election rallies over new virus wave 🦠🇱🇰 Good for SL - they’ve done an excellent job during the pandemic...
PARIS (AFP) - The novel coronavirus pandemic has killed more than 20,000 people across the Middle East, half of them in Iran, according to an AFP tally on Sunday (July 12) based on official tolls.. Read more at straitstimes.com.
Spencer WellsCoronavirus claims over 20,000 lives across the Middle East 🦠🔥
GENEVA (REUTERS) - The World Health Organisation reported a record increase in global coronavirus cases on Sunday (July 12), with the total rising by 230,370 in 24 hours.. Read more at straitstimes.com.
Spencer WellsWHO reports record daily increase in global coronavirus cases, up over 230,000 🦠🔥 Yep ~1M every four days...
JOHANNESBURG (AFP) - South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Sunday (July 12) re-imposed a night curfew and suspended alcohol sales as coronavirus infections spiked and the health system risked being overwhelmed.. Read more at straitstimes.com.
Spencer WellsSouth Africa re-imposes curfew as coronavirus infections spike 🦠🇿🇦🔥 I think it’s probably too little, too late...
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Tulsa's mayor said Friday he's preparing a local order to require masks be worn in public as the number of confirmed coronavirus cases continues to surge. Mayor G.T....
Spencer WellsTulsa mayor prepares mask order as coronavirus cases surge 🦠🔥 “President Donald Trump’s rally in Tulsa last month, along with large groups of protesters, “more than likely” contributed to the city’s surge.” LOL...
With rising Covid-19 cases and hospitalizations sending many states backward in their reopening plans, one health expert warns that if the US continues on its current path it will reach "one of the most unstable times in the history of our country."
Spencer WellsExpert warns the US is approaching 'one of the most unstable times in the history of our country' 🦠🇺🇸🔥 Yep.