In video clips shared with Reuters, boats in the port of Barcelona, in the Red Sea and in Norway's Larvik sounded their horns for at least three minutes.
The event called Heroes At Sea Shoutout was initiated by the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) and the International Transport Workers' Federation (ITF), who called on ships to participate in the event at noon local time.
On Facebook, the ITF said, "These unsung heroes of the global trade are keeping countries supplied with food, fuel and critical supplies such as vital medical equipment not only through the Covid-19 pandemic, but every day." In an April letter to the G20, both groups called for co-operation between U.N.
Agencies, governments and airlines to enable the changeover of ships' crews as soon as it was feasible.
The ITF's general secretary raised concerns about personal well-being and marine accidents that could affect at least 1.2 million merchant sailors who are out to sea at any time, with 100,000 crew members needing to change each month.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s bid to get Canada back on the United Nations Security Council was dashed Wednesday. Trudeau was humiliated. The UN dealt a decisive and embarrassing loss to him and his administration. India, Mexico, Norway and Ireland won temporary seats on the United Nations Security Council, which is the organization’s most powerful forum. Canada was resoundingly defeated in the first round of voting by much smaller Norway and Ireland.
Organizers of a growing Facebook Inc advertising boycott said they saw "no commitment to action" after meeting with Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg on Tuesday. This report produced by Jillian Kitchener.
The EU chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier arrives in 10 Downing Street ahead of an informal meeting over dinner with his UK counterpart David Frost. Report by Bassaneseg. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
The Duchess of Cambridge is a working mum. Often grappling with the competing demands of three children and a high-profile working role. Report by Dessentjacksonl. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
Johnny Depp departed the Royal Courts of Justice in London on the first day of his libel action against News Group Newspapers over the publication of an article which branded the Hollywood actor a 'wife beater'. Report by Bassaneseg. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
Health Secretary Matt Hancock has praised the 'amazing work' of care homes during the coronavirus pandemic following Boris Johnson's recent remarks on correct procedures not being followed. Report by Bassaneseg. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
As all government and private schools remain closed since the COVID-19 lockdown, it's having a devastating effect on the poor children in parts of Bihar. With schools closed and mid-day meal supply allegedly stopped, the children of Kanti block area of Muzaffarpur district have now joined their parents in the fields and in grazing goats. A villager said, "We are not getting any mid-day meal services for our children." Child malnutrition is a severe issue in Bihar.
Seema Verma oversees the Medicare and Medicaid programs for the Trump administration. Verma is deciding how often patients will be able to use phone and video visits to see the doctor. She has said it's “crystal clear” that telehealth must continue, says Business Insider. Verma has the power to change certain regulations on doctor phone and video visits. She’s thinking through which types of medicine should be offering care virtually.
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison attended first ever 'India-Australia Virtual Summit' with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. During the interaction, PM Modi laughed as PM Morrison said, "It doesn't surprise me, this is how (virtually) we'd continue to meet in these circumstances. You are the one who started hologram in your campaigning many years ago, maybe next time we can have a hologram of you here." PM Morrison further said, "I thank you for your leadership not just within India but broadly throughout G20, Indo-Pacific and the stabilizing, constructive and very positive role that you have played in these very difficult times".
Union Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal attended a video conference meeting of commerce ministers of G-20 countries on May 14. The meeting focused on the ways to promote trade and cooperation among the G20 countries. International trade has been hit hard by the coronavirus-induced lockdowns in most of the countries.
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கடலலைகள் RT @rajeevjassal: Blow horn campaign was flawed. Instead of 1200 LT, time shud hv been in UTC. This way ships around d world would blow hor… 1 week ago