Supermarkets deny minister’s claim of talks to get food to coronavirus patients

British supermarkets have denied government claims that discussions have been held about getting food to people self-isolating over coronavirus. Health Secretary Matt Hancock told the BBC's Question Time last night that the government were "working with the supermarkets." But supermarkets told the BBC they had had general talks about security of food supplies, but not […]

Parliament: Government fines on Sports Hub for unmet standards

SINGAPORE – The Singapore Sports Hub has been fined over unmet standards, said Senior Parliamentary Secretary for Culture, Community Baey Yam Keng on Friday (March 6). The SportsHub Private Limited (SHPL) is the consortium which runs the $1.33 billion facility. It consisted of four partners – Global Spectrum Pico, Dragages Singapore, DTZ Facilities and Engineering and InfraRed […]

Romney says U.S. Senate Republican probe of Biden appears political

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Senator Mitt Romney, the lone Republican to vote to convict President Donald Trump of abuse of power following his impeachment, said on Thursday a Senate Republican investigation of Democratic presidential front-runner Joe Biden appeared politically motivated. Romney told reporters a probe of Hunter Biden, Joe Biden’s son, by Senate Homeland Security […]

U.S. Congress approves, sends to Trump $8.3 billion to fight coronavirus

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Senate on Thursday passed and sent to President Donald Trump an $8.3 billion funding bill to help state and local governments combat the spreading coronavirus, as public health experts outlined efforts to rapidly accelerate testing for the disease. By a vote of 96-1, the Senate approved legislation that was overwhelmingly […]