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via astanatimes10/26/2020

Kazakh Aviation Officials and Airlines Discuss Lasting Impact of COVID-19 on Industry - Astana Times

NUR-SULTAN – The Aviation Administration of Kazakhstan met with the Civil Aviation Committee and representatives of Kazakh airlines to explore the current situation in the nation’s aviation industry, the Aviation Administration press service reported.  The Aviation Administration was created in August 2019 to conduct the regulatory activity which was done by the government and to…

via menafn10/26/2020

New COVID-19 cases slightly down in Kazakhstan - MENAFN.COM

Kazakhstan has added 140 new cases of the coronavirus infection, down 12 from Sunday, Trend reports citing Kazinform .

East Kazakhstan region and Nur-Sultan city have reported the highest number of new COVID-19 cases - 25 and 23, respectively. 15 new COVID-19 cases have been registered in Almaty city, 14 – in Akmola region, 4 – in Aktobe region, 8 –

via astanatimes10/24/2020

Tokayev Proposes Increasing Women's Representation in Top Management Positions - Astana Times

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakhstan is planning on increasing women’s representation up to 30 percent in the management of companies with state participation, said Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev during the fourth meeting of the National Council of Public Trust, the Akorda press service reported.  Tokayev noted that women are still underrepresented in top management. Women currently hold…

via polygon10/23/2020

Borat 2, Witches, After We Collided and 10 new movies to now watch at home - Polygon

Sacha Baron Cohen’s Borat is back in Borat Subsequent Moviefilm on Amazon Prime. Also available to watch this weekend are Robert Zemeckis’ The Witches, the Hulu horror movie Bad Hair, the comedy Friendsgiving, and the romance After We Collided. On Netflix, a new adaptation of Rebecca is now streaming, as is the new animated film Over the Moon.

via taipeitimes10/22/2020

Borat returns in shocking style - 台北時報

Borat is back — and the fictional Kazakh journalist’s new film spells bad news for Holocaust deniers, Donald Trump supporters and the president’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani. Borat Subsequent Moviefilm, out tomorrow on Amazon Prime, is the sequel to British comedian Sacha Baron Cohen’s 2006 smash hit mockumentary, which grossed US$260 million, earned an Oscar nomination and spawned endless poorly punctuated catchphrases. While the plot is under wraps, word of Baron Cohen’s latest outrageous ambushes on unsuspecting participants has spread like wildfire, with Giuliani issuing an angry denial Wednesday after being tricked into a fake hotel room “interview” with an attractive and

via menafn10/21/2020

UAE sends fifth medical aid plane to Kazakhstan in fight against COVID-19 - MENAFN.COM

The UAE today sent a fifth aid plane carrying 21 metric tons of medical supplies and testing kits to Kazakhstan, Trend reports citing Kabar .

This aid will assist approximately 21,000 medical professionals as they work to contain the virus.

Kazakhstan was one of the first countries to receive medical assistance from the UAE. In the past six m

via astanatimes10/20/2020

Movie Theatres to Reopen in Kazakhstan After Seven Month Shutdown - Astana Times

NUR-SULTAN – The government commission to prevent the spread of coronavirus met Oct. 26 and made a decision to reopen movie theatres after nearly a seven-month halt, the Kazakh Prime Minister’s press service reported.  Beginning Oct. 26, movie theaters will be able to operate at 30 percent capacity and following strict distancing rules and the…

via astanatimes10/26/2020

Kazakhstan Joins Global Campaign to Celebrate 75th Founding Anniversary of UN (Video) - Astana Times

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakhstan joined the Shaping Our Future Together global campaign to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the United Nations (UN), the press service of the UN in Kazakhstan reported Oct. 23. October 24 has been celebrated as UN Day since 1948. This year, meetings, round tables and exhibitions are held virtually to attract global…

via deccanherald10/25/2020

Free Covid-19 vaccine in Bihar, are others from Bangladesh? Uddhav to BJP - Deccan Herald

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Sunday slammed the BJP over its poll promise of free Covid-19 vaccine in Bihar, adding does that party think those from other states hail from Bangladesh or Kazakhstan. He was speaking at the Sena's annual Dussehra rally, held at the Savarkar hall in Dadar due to coronavirus norms instead of the usual venue, the sprawling Shivaji

via deccanherald10/23/2020

'Borat Subsequent Moviefilm' review: Making Kazakhstan great again - Deccan Herald

Director: Jason Woliner Cast: Sacha Baron Cohen, Maria Bakalova Age Rating: The most 'A' rated film this year, though that's not saying a lot Score: 3.5 When Kazakhstan was made glorious 14 years ago in the first Borat, no one probably could have seen what would have happened in 14 years. Much has happened in the world, and once again, it is Kazakhstan's number 4 journalist's

via astanatimes10/23/2020

London and Nur-Sultan Host Virtual Investment Forum, Explore Mutual Investment Opportunities - Astana Times

NUR-SULTAN – The Kazakh and UK capital hosted the virtual Kazakhstan Global Investment Forum 2020 which was meant to facilitate Kazakh-British investments, the Kazakh Foreign Ministry’s press service reported. More than 500 heads of state bodies and companies in the processing industry, agriculture, chemical, mining, and financial sectors, as well as metallurgy, alternative energy, logistics…

via sfchronicle10/22/2020

Trio who lived on space station return to Earth safely - San Francisco Chronicle

MOSCOW (AP) — A trio of space travelers safely returned to Earth on Thursday after a six-month mission on the International Space Station. The Soyuz MS-16 capsule carrying NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy, and Roscosmos’ Anatoly Ivanishin and Ivan Vagner landed on the steppes of Kazakhstan southeast of the town of Dzhezkazgan at 7:54 a.m. (2:54 GMT) Thursday. After a brief medical checkup, the three will be taken by helicopters to Dzhezkazgan from where they will depart home. Cassidy will board a NASA plane back to Houston, while Vagner and Ivanishin will fly home to Star City, Russia. The crew smiled as they talked to masked members of the recovery team, and NASA and Roscosmos reported that they were in good condition. As part of additional precautions due to the coronavirus, the rescue team members meeting the crew were tested for the virus and the number of people involved in the recovery effort was limited. Cassidy, Ivanishin and Vagner spent 196 days in orbit, having arrived at the station on April 9. They left behind NASA’s Kate Rubins and Roscosmos’ Sergey Ryzhikov and Sergey Kud-Sverchkov, who arrived at the orbiting outpost a week ago for a six-month stay. Cassidy, returning from his third space mission, has now spent a total of 378 days in space, the fifth highest among U.S. astronauts. While serving as the station's commander, Cassidy welcomed SpaceX Demo-2 crew Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley, the first NASA astronauts to launch to the space station on an American spacecraft from American soil since the retirement of the space shuttle fleet in 2011. Cassidy and Behnken completed four spacewalks for a total of 23 hours and 37 minutes, becoming two of only four U.S. astronauts to complete 10 spacewalks. Before the crew’s departure, Russian...

via astanatimes10/21/2020

Kazakhstan Reduces International Air Travel to Prevent Spread of COVID-19 - Astana Times

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakhstan will reduce the number of international flights in an effort to address the surge in coronavirus cases globally and prevent the rise of coronavirus cases in the country, reported Kazakh Prime Minister’s press service.  The decision was made by the government commission on preventing the spread of coronavirus infection on Oct. 26. …

via astanatimes10/20/2020

Kazakh Director Farkhat Sharipov's Movie Wins Grand Prix at Warsaw Film Festival - Astana Times

NUR-SULTAN – Farkhat Sharipov’s “18 Kilohertz” won a grand prix at the 36th Warsaw International Film Festival that took place in Warsaw Oct. 9-18 despite the coronavirus outbreak. The film narrates the realities of teenage life in Kazakhstan’s largest city Almaty in the 1990s amid a rising drug problem and depicts the problems young people…

via astanatimes10/25/2020

Tokayev and Chevron CEO Discuss Oil, Gas Projects in Kazakhstan - Astana Times

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev and Chevron CEO Michael Wirth explored the company’s prospects in the country’s oil and gas sector during a video conference call, the Akorda press service reported. Tokayev and Wirth focused on Chevron’s activities in Kazakhstan and it’s projects in the country’s hydrocarbon sector amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and…

via eurasiantimes10/24/2020

Right Under The Nose Of China, India Looks To Ink Defence Pact With Its Key Neighbour - Kazakhstan - EurAsian Times

Regardless of the Corona Virus pandemic that has eclipsed the basic functioning of the world, the year 2020 has been a strange one, especially owing to China’s growing belligerence reflected by their expansionist policy coming back to bite them back in the rear— well, Karma! Not Only Ladakh, Satellite Images Reveal Rapid Chinese Construction Near […]

via inform.kz10/23/2020

Russia reports 17,340 coronavirus cases in 24 hours - Kazinform

MOSCOW. KAZINFORM - Russia’s coronavirus cases grew by 17,340 in the past 24 hours, this is the highest number since the start of the pandemic. A total of 1,480,646 people have been diagnosed with COVID-19 throughout the country, the anti-coronavirus crisis center told reporters on Friday, TASS reports.

via neweurope.eu10/22/2020

Kazakhstan President, Chevron discussed major oil and gas projects - New Europe

NUR-SULTAN, Kazakhstan – Kazakhstan’s President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev and Chevron CEO and Chairman Michael Wirth discussed the US major’s projects in the country, Akorda said. Tokayev said he highly appreciated the cooperation with Chevron and its contribution to the development of the economy of

via menafn10/22/2020

Iran, Kazakhstan hold joint consular meeting - MENAFN.COM

Ninth consular meeting between Iran and Kazakhstan was held in Tehran on Wednesday to discuss issues of mutual interest, Trend reports citing IRNA .

The meeting was co-chaired by Consular Director General of Iranian Foreign Ministry Mahmoud Adib and his Kazakh counterpart Akhatayev Bavirjan.

The two sides agreed to facilitate issuance of trade

via money.yahoo10/20/2020

Coronavirus stimulus: What it means for minority groups - Yahoo Money

Yahoo Finance Editor-in-Chief Andy Serwer, HuffPost Washington Bureau Chief Amanda Terkel, Yahoo News Editor-in-Chief Dan Klaidman, and Yahoo Finance Reporter Sibile Marcellus to break down stimulus talks and the affect the economic downturn is having on minority groups.