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WHO: Ebola outbreak that killed more than 2,000 in Congo is over

WHO: Ebola outbreak that killed more than 2,000 in Congo is over

World
June 25 (UPI) -- The World Health Organization said Thursday that the Ebola outbreak in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, which killed 2,280 people over nearly two years, has ended. The Ebola outbreak hit the eastern DRC on Aug. 1, 2018, in North Kivu province, nearly a week after the World Health Organization declared the ninth Ebola outbreak over in the DRC's northwest region. That outbreak, in the Equateur province, 1,500 miles away, infected 50 people and killed 33. Advertisement The 10th Ebola outbreak since 1976 for the central African country ranked second deadliest worldwide only to the 2014-2016 outbreak in an active conflict zone in West Africa. The 2014-2016 outbreak killed 2,287 people and infected 3,470 people, 28 percent of whom were children, according to the U....
Royal Mail set to cut 2,000 management jobs

Royal Mail set to cut 2,000 management jobs

Business
Royal Mail is to cut about a fifth of its management jobs as it struggles to deal with the effects of the coronavirus crisis.It said the pandemic had accelerated the trend of more parcels and fewer letters being sent, and that it had not adapted quickly enough to that.The firm wants to make £130m savings.Royal Mail has faced challenges for a number of years, and former chief executive Rico Back made a surprise exit from the business in May.It currently has about 9,700 managers, with 2,000 jobs expected to be cut after a consultation process.The job losses will hit senior roles hardest, with half of them set to go, and will mainly fall on so-called "back-office" jobs, including finance, commercial and IT.Frontline postal staff are unlikely to be affected b
TV host Jimmy Fallon ‘very sorry’ for 2000 blackface skit

TV host Jimmy Fallon ‘very sorry’ for 2000 blackface skit

Entertainment
NBC's Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon has apologised for wearing blackface in a Saturday Night Live skit from 2000.The clip went viral on Monday, and led to calls for Fallon to quit the show.In his apology on Tuesday, Fallon said there was "no excuse" for his actions, and thanked the public "for holding me accountable".Several politicians and media figures, as well as Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, have been embroiled in recent blackface scandals. In the skit, Fallon wore blackface to impersonate fellow Saturday Night Live cast member Chris Rock, who is African American, depicting him as making a joke about crack cocaine.As the hashtag #JimmyFallonIsOverParty trended on Twitter on Tuesday, Fallon released a statement apologising for the 20-year ol...
Coronavirus: 2,000 jobs at risk as sandwich maker Adelie collapses

Coronavirus: 2,000 jobs at risk as sandwich maker Adelie collapses

Business
More than 2,000 jobs are at risk after one of Britain's biggest sandwich and food-to-go suppliers was forced to call in administrators.Sky News has learnt that Adelie Foods, which has been in rescue talks for weeks, has appointed Deloitte to handle an insolvency process. Employees at the company, which is headquartered close to Heathrow Airport, were informed about the development on Tuesday afternoon. It comes as Britain's food-to-go market faces a stiff challenge to recover from the coronavirus crisis, with restaurant and coffee shop chains, along with all other non-essential retailers, having been forced to close since March.Deloitte is understood to be assessing whether it can stitch together a deal to salvage Adelie from administration. ...
Coronavirus: 2,000 scams linked to outbreak in past month

Coronavirus: 2,000 scams linked to outbreak in past month

Technology
People are being urged to report coronavirus scam emails to the government as part of a new campaign.The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) says criminals are increasingly using the COVID-19 outbreak as a way to scam people. It comes after a recent survey by TSB suggested that 42% of people believe they have been targeted by a scam email during the virus pandemic. A Cyber Aware campaign has been launched offering advice and tips on how to protect passwords, accounts and devices.A suspicious email reporting service will also allow people to forward possible scam emails to the centre for analysis. ...