Help by sharing this information Attacks on media in Europe must not become a new normal RSF_en Organisation Albania: Seizure threatens independence of two Albanian TV channels AlbaniaEurope – Central Asia AlbaniaEurope – Central Asia Repressive laws, prosecutions, attacks… Europe fails to shield its journalists against the abuse of the COVID-19 crisis April 29, 2020 Find out more News Reporters Without Borders expressed shock today at a bomb attack last night on the offices of Albania’s main independent daily, Shekulli (The Century), and urged police to find those responsible for what it called a “serious” attempt to intimidate journalists. The bomb, containing 220 grammes of explosive, was thrown into the main editorial room, reportedly by two strangers, and broke several windows. Police immediately began an investigation. The paper’s staff, who said they feared for their safety, declined to speculate about a motive for the attack in a country where the media has never been targeted by violence. August 7, 2020 Find out more News December 19, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Bomb attack on country’s biggest independent daily paper News News to go further Receive email alerts Follow the news on Albania April 8, 2020 Find out more
India reported over 49,000 fresh cases of the novel coronavirus with 740 new deaths on Friday, marking the biggest daily surge in cases even as officials in some states complained of shortages of vital drugs for those hospitalized.As the number of cases neared 1.3 million in India, local authorities scrambled to procure generic versions of remdesivir, the drug that has shown promise in clinical trials in treating severely-ill patients with COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus.”Demand is huge as cases are rising rapidly in the state,” said a senior drug regulatory official in the western state of Maharashtra. “Supplies of the drug are limited, but companies have assured us they will provide more in a week.” India has reported 30,601 deaths from the disease, with more than 40% of these deaths coming from Maharashtra state.The western state is the worst-affected, having recorded nearly 350,000 cases, of which almost 60% were reported in the country’s financial capital, Mumbai, and its satellite towns.Remdesivir, made by the US drugmaker Gilead Sciences Inc , has been in high demand globally amid the pandemic, and Gilead in May and June authorized six Indian companies, and three foreign ones, to make and sell generic versions of the drug in 127 developing nations.Only three of these firms with operations in India – Hetero Labs Ltd, Cipla and Mylan NV have so far been able to start supplying. Others are either awaiting regulatory approvals or still setting up production. Topics : Several hospitals have struggled to get the drug as patient numbers increased in a county whose public health system is one of the world’s most poorly-funded. India has the third-highest number of coronavirus cases after the United States and Brazil.Drug industry and government officials in the country said that they are doing their best.”These things cannot be done in a hurry,” said P.D. Vaghela, an official at India’s Department of Pharmaceuticals, adding the drug regulator was working on granting approvals to companies for generic remdesivir at the earliest.”Some people were engaging in black marketing but we have taken strict action against them,” Vaghela said.
ROW 10Davison (R)Plowman (R)Briscoe ROW 8MannSatoTagliani (W)=Previous Indy 500 Winner (R)=Indy 500 Rookie ROW 1CarpenterHinchcliffePower ROW 4Montoya (W)Dixon (W)Busch (R) ROW 3MuñozNewgardenHildebrand ROW 6Kanaan (W)BourdaisServia ROW 9BellKimballVillenuve (W) ROW 7Hunter-ReayRahalHuertas (R) ROW 5Hawksworth (R)WilsonAleshin (R) #20 Ed Carpenter answering questions after qualifying P1 for the second year in a row.It’s official. For the second consecutive year, Ed Carpenter will be on the pole for the Indy 500. Carpenter joins a small club of just ten other Indy 500 drivers by accomplishing this feat at the World’s Greatest Spectacle in Racing.Today was full of qualifying surprises. The most surprising being that the average speeds for all of the drivers in the top 9, except for Ed Carpenter, were slower than Juan Pablo Montoya, who was the fastest from the 11-33 positioned field of drivers.It’s also surprising that James Hinchcliffe was able to pull off a P2 standing, considering he stated that he doesn’t remember the crash during the Grand Prix of Indianapolis last weekend in which he suffered a concussion. Hinchcliffe was cleared on Thursday to participate in next weekend’s race. He gave a lot of credit to his team and former teammate EJ Viso for getting his car ready for this weekend.As to the new qualifying set-up there are still mixed emotions. Juan Pablo Montoya said that as a fan, and someone working at the track, it was fun. Ed Carpenter said that he would like to see it all come down to a one day event. It went smoothly though, and made for a pretty exciting couple of days.A new record was set on the course today, setting a new fastest field average of the Indianapolis 500.Here is the lineup for the 98th Running of the Indianapolis 500: ROW 11Karam (R)SaavedraLazier (W) ROW 2Castroneves (W)PagenaudAndretti