News Headlines - 02 May 2021

Panasonic mulls reducing TV production, shifting some to China's TCL - The Mainichi

Panasonic Corp. is considering shifting production of small and midsize televisions to Chinese home appliance maker TCL Corp. as the Japanese electronics company aims to focus on larger, high-end products, sources with knowledge of the matter said Friday.
Panasonic's TV business has been struggling due to fierce competition from Chinese and South Korean rivals. The company is planning to reach an agreement with TCL in May and end TV production at its plants in India and Vietnam once TCL starts manufacturing products for Panasonic, according to the sources.

Nigeria gang leader behind school kidnapping shot by rivals - BBC News

A notorious gang leader behind the abduction of more than 300 students in Nigeria in December has been killed by a rival gang, officials say.
Auwalu Daudawa was reportedly ambushed while attempting to steal a herd of cattle from an armed group in the north-western state of Zamfara... He was given an amnesty as part of a peace deal in February but reportedly returned to his gang earlier this week.

U.S. marks 10 years since death of Osama bin Laden

It has been 10 years since then-President Barack Obama announced that the U.S. had successfully killed the leader of al-Qaida, Osama bin Laden.

MoMA Blocks Protesters Who Planned to Demonstrate Inside - The New York Times

The Museum of Modern Art blocked protesters from entering the museum Friday afternoon at the conclusion of a march designed to focus attention on what the demonstrators say is the undue influence of wealthy patrons on the cultural institution’s values and programming... Last week, organizers of the protest had addressed a letter to MoMA’s director, Glenn Lowry, calling the museum “a system of power and wealth that harms people” while criticizing several board members for their financial investments. Chief among those named was the billionaire Leon Black, who announced in March that he would leave his position as the museum’s chairman after widespread pressure from artists and activists over his ties to the convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.

Diego Maradona was in agony for the 12 hours leading up to his death, his treatment was 'reckless and indifferent,' Argentine medical board says - CNN

Diego Maradona was in agony for 12 hours and the medical team treating him was "deficient, reckless and indifferent" when faced with his possible death, according to a report from the medical board appointed to investigate his demise.
The Argentine football great "did not have full use of his mental faculties" and could have had "a better chance of survival" if he had been admitted to a healthcare facility, the medical board concluded in its report, which will become of the part of the judicial investigation into this death, the prosecutor handling the case confirmed to CNN.