The Iranian flag waves in front of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) headquarters, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Vienna, Austria, March 1, 2021. REUTERS/Lisi Niesner VIENNA — The U.N. atomic watchdog on Friday flagged a new breach by Iran of its nuclear deal with major powers on the day those powers met to revive the agreement, a report by the agency seen by Reuters showed, likely raising tensions with Western powers. The International Atomic Energy Agency avoids saying Iran has breached the deal. At the same time, it generally only issues such ad hoc reports to member states in the event of a breach. Two diplomats told Reuters what the report described amounted to a fresh breach. The breach has to do with what counts officially towards Iran’s stockpile of enriched uranium, a highly sensitive issue since that stockpile could be enriched further to weapons-grade material suitable for nuclear bombs if Iran chose to do so. It denies seeking such ... » Learn More about UN atomic watchdog reports new Iranian breach of nuclear deal
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FILE PHOTO — Vladmir Morozov of Russia wins the Men’s 50m Freestyle during day one of the FINA Champions Swim Series at the Indiana University Natatorium on May 31, 2019 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Justin Casterline/Getty Images/AFP Swimming governing body FINA is giving almost $6.5 million to help athletes prepare for the postponed Tokyo Olympics. FINA says it wants to help athletes who “endure hardships related to their training and competitive opportunities due to the pandemic.” The plan includes $4 million for at least 160 national federations to support athletes with expenses for training, competitions and living over the next year. A further $2 million will support 100 scholarships for athletes who currently do not have Olympic qualifying standards to prepare at national or continental centers. FINA supports regional bases in Russia, Senegal, Thailand and the United States. Grants totaling $460,000 will go to continental swimming bodies to distribute. ... » Learn More about Swimming body giving $6.5M in aid for athletes
Karl Anthony-Towns #32 of the Minnesota Timberwolves against the Indiana Pacers at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on January 17, 2020 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Andy Lyons/Getty Images/AFP Minnesota Timberwolves star Karl-Anthony Towns has announced he’ll donate $100,000 to the Mayo Clinic for testing for the COVID-19 virus. The Minnesota-based medical system said it expects the money from Towns will help increase capacity for COVID-19 from 200 tests per day to more than 1,000 per day in the coming weeks. The Mayo Clinic has been working for the past month on developing its own test for the virus to supplement other existing avenues. Charlotte Hornets owner Michael Jordan and the Hornets players have partnered to establish a fund to provide financial assistance to the team’s part-time employees adversely affected by the loss of games and events due to the coronavirus pandemic. Payments from the fund will assist more than 500 part-time staff. The fund will impact employees who ... » Learn More about Wolves’ Towns donating $100K to Mayo Clinic
JAKARTA: At least seven people were killed after a 6.0-magnitude quake struck off the coast of Indonesia's main Java island Saturday (Apr 10), as the country reels from a cyclone disaster in another part of the archipelago. The afternoon quake hit offshore at a depth of 82km about 45km southwest of Malang city in East Java, damaging hundreds of homes as well as schools, government offices and mosques across the region. "Our latest data shows that seven people died, two are seriously injured and 10 others sustained minor injuries," said National Disaster Mitigation Agency spokesman Raditya Jati. Several communities had been evacuated, he added. Falling rocks killed a woman on a motorcycle and badly injured her husband in East Java's Lumajang district, said Jati. He said dozens of homes were damaged across the district, and rescuers had retrieved two bodies from the rubble of collapsed homes in the district's Kali Uling village. Two people were also confirmed killed ... » Learn More about At least 7 dead after earthquake strikes off Java in Indonesia
Pattaya – The following post is an advertorial. Their statements are their own. Thai Sky Adventures in Pattaya offers thrilling experiences with a safe skydive with a fully licensed company with more than 35 years of experience in sky diving in Thailand and England. This Songkran, they are offering some of their best ever deals for the experience of a lifetime! You can be sure that you are learning with a highly experienced instructor with more than 10 years in Thailand and safety standard measurements approved by the United States Parachute Association – USPA. Thai Sky Adventures is the first in Eastern Asia which teaches fully licensed sky diving. Many foreigners have enjoyed learning sky diving here from all over the world over many years. Thai Sky Adventures also provides world-class service to customers with private VIP rooms before and after their skydives. The rooms have pool and ping pong tables along with a bakery and drinks. For April, they are ... » Learn More about Enjoy your experience this Songkran with Thai Sky Adventures in Pattaya, including special discounts and promotions!
In this series, AsiaOne speaks to individuals who find themselves changing careers and steering their lives in a new direction, whether by choice or circumstance. Jon Yongfook Cockle did what many wouldn't at the peak of their career in 2018. Then 38, he quit his cushy job in Singapore as Aviva's Head of Digital Product & Design to bootstrap his own startup. He also set himself a formidable challenge: to launch one product every month for a year. By his own admission, his corporate career looked great on paper. He was drawing a good salary of about $15,000 a month and was also leading a great team. But something gnawed at him. The experienced software developer shared with AsiaOne that it was clear to him that he had "reached the peak of [his] career". "Any higher in rank and I would be looking at a much more political-style role where your job is more about influence and relationships rather than hands-on building stuff. "I'm really good at the latter, and terrible ... » Learn More about Man quits $15k Singapore job to build own startup, matches previous salary after 3-year grind
An image from a video posted on social media shows police firing a water cannon at protesters during a demonstration in Bago, Myanmar on Friday. Reports say security officers subsequently fired rifle grenades, killing dozens. (Handout Photo via Reuters) Myanmar security forces have killed more than 80 anti-coup protesters in a town near Yangon, a monitoring group and a domestic news outlet said on Saturday. Troops used rifle grenades to break up the protest in Bago, witnesses and domestic media said. The Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (AAPP) and the Myanmar Now news portal said 82 people were killed. Soldiers reportedly surrounded residents from early morning on Friday, using heavy weaponry. They brought the dead into a pagoda, Myanmar Now reported, citing a protest group leader who spoke with eyewitnesses. It was not possible to get a precise number of the dead because troops had cordoned off the area near the pagoda, they said. After over two months of ... » Learn More about Myanmar forces gun down at least 80 near Yangon