From students, to 1000 soft loans and new water supply, Veliaj presents the main points of the 2023 budget for Tirana

16:52 02/11/2022 The head of the Municipality of Tirana, Erion Veliaj, has started a round of unit-by-unit consultations for the presentation of next year’s draft budget. In the meeting with the residents of Unit 1, Veliaj showed the main points on which the investments and services for this area will be focused. The mayor said … Read more

Doubling Michigan’s vaccine supply could prevent 1,200 deaths, model suggests

Biden administration officials are refusing to boost the vaccine supply sent to Michigan, which is now in a vicious fourth wave of coronavirus infections and deaths.  Doubling the number of doses sent to the Great Lakes state weekly could prevent up to 1,200 COVID-19 deaths, one University of California, Berkeley model suggests. But when asked … Read more

Leon Reid, who plans to run at Olympics, appears in court charged with conspiracy to supply cocaine

Sprinter Leon Reid, who is planning to run at the Tokyo Olympics for Ireland, appears in court charged with conspiracy to supply cocaine and permitting his premises to be used in the production of crack cocaine Leon Reid is hoping to sprint for Ireland at the Tokyo Olympics this summer  However, he has now appeared … Read more

Californian firm has already won £2.8BILLION to supply UK lateral flow Covid tests

A Californian firm backed by private equity has won deals with No10 to supply more than a billion coronavirus tests ahead of the mass twice-a-week testing drive. Innova Medical Group has raked in £2.8billion from British taxpayers in controversial deals for lateral flow tests that give results within 30 minutes. It was officially founded last … Read more

Pfizer says Brussels red tape is a ‘significant burden’ on the vaccine supply chain

Pfizer has slammed the extended powers allowing the EU to block exports of its vaccines and claims the move has ’caused a significant administrative burden’ to the rollout of the vaccine. The drug company’s vice-president for global supply, Danny Hendrikse, described how the EU’s export controls, which were introduced in February, had affected the production of its vaccine … Read more

Microsoft wins $21billion deal to supply Army combat troops with its augmented reality headsets

Microsoft wins $21billion deal to supply Army combat troops with augmented reality headsets that could boost soldiers’ awareness of their surroundings and ability to spot danger Microsoft won a $21billion contract to supply US Army combat troops with its augmented reality headsets   The technology is based on Microsoft’s HoloLens headsets, which were originally intended for … Read more

Call for shakeup of supply chain financing following Greensill debacle

We must learn lessons of Greensill debacle: Call for firms to become more transparent in major shakeup of supply chain financing By Matt Oliver For The Daily Mail Published: 21:51 BST, 29 March 2021 | Updated: 21:51 BST, 29 March 2021 It is the common thread running through the disastrous collapses of Carillion, NMC Health … Read more

Charities urge Boris Johnson to begin donating vaccines to poorer nations or risk ‘hoarding’ supply

Charities urge Boris Johnson to begin donating vaccines to poorer nations or risk ‘hoarding’ supplies while frontline workers are exposed to Covid Charities say UK is on track to have more than 100million surplus vaccine doses They say that’s enough to vaccinate world’s frontline health workers twice over Government has spent £548m on programme to deliver … Read more

Huge cargo ship blocking the Suez canal could disrupt Ikea’s supply chain

IKEA’s supply chain could be disrupted due to the ongoing traffic jam in the Suez Canal as there is estimated to be billions worth of supplies from several major companies being blocked by the ongoing crisis. A satellite image taken above the Red Sea shows the hundreds of ships building up behind a cargo ship … Read more

Now India bans AstraZeneca exports in fresh blow to Britain’s supply chain woes

India has banned AstraZeneca exports in a fresh blow to Britain’s supply chain woes after the EU last night threatened an embargo until deliveries are met. A second wave is gripping the country and there is increased demand for the doses made by the Serum Institute of India (SII), the world’s biggest vaccine-maker. The SII has … Read more