Crisis Lines

Many Americans don’t believe that climate change is coming for them

He did the same thing late last year when freak tornadoes swept through the state. That kind of spending is okay. But as he led Republican opposition to the massive legislation Democrats hope will rid the country of carbon-emitting energy sooner, McConnell said people were worried about other things. “The …

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Faced with inflation and high petrol prices, Sri Lankans wait for fuel for days: NPR

Police officers stand guard as people wait in line at a gas station to buy petrol in Colombo, Sri Lanka, July 17, 2022. Rafiq Maqbool/AP Hide caption toggle caption Rafiq Maqbool/AP Police officers stand guard as people wait in line at a gas station to buy petrol in Colombo, Sri …

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Augusta University psychiatrist shares insight into back to school – Jagwire

Children in CSRA and across the country are returning to school in the coming weeks, and that brings uncertainty and stress for students of all ages, as well as their parents. Children usually have a lot of things on their minds this time of year, including being accepted by their …

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Havana announces power outages and cancels carnival as crisis deepens

HAVANA, July 30 (Reuters) – Cuba’s capital Havana will begin power outages in August, has canceled carnivals and is taking other measures as the country’s energy crisis worsens, state media reported on Saturday. The capital, home to a fifth of Cuba’s 11.2 million people and economic center, was spared the …

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San Francisco declares state of emergency over spread of monkeypox

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The mayor of San Francisco on Thursday announced a state of emergency over the growing number of monkeypox cases, allowing officials to cut red tape and combat a public health crisis reminiscent of the AIDS epidemic that to devastate the city in the US began 1980s. …

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Lagarde, Putin, Biden and the problem of drawing red lines

Comment on this story comment Christine Lagarde, President of the European Central Bank, is slim, urbane and French. She knows better than to show up at a press conference and say brutal things — like “Bring it” or “Go on, make my day.” Or even: “Don’t cross my red line.” …

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Russian official admits missile attack on Odessa

A spokesman for Russia’s Foreign Ministry said Sunday Russian missiles destroyed military infrastructure in Ukraine’s Black Sea port of Odessa on Saturday, a site vital to the export of Ukrainian grain. Maria Zakharova wrote on her Telegram account: “Kalibr missiles destroyed the military infrastructure in the port of Odessa with …

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‘Food deserts’ are impacting New Jersey residents in efforts to alleviate the crisis

If you drive more than a mile to a supermarket, supercenter, or large grocery store with affordable and healthy food options in an urban area and more than 20 miles in a rural area, you’re living in what the U.S. Department of Agriculture considers a definition of a “food desert …

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Analysis: The fault lines of the ECB bond support plan have been exposed by the political crisis in Italy

The main building of the European Central Bank (ECB) is seen at sunset in Frankfurt, Germany, January 5, 2022. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach/ Sign up now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com to register ECB to unveil new program to limit borrowing costs next week Combatting the spread in Italy may pose …

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Spain: Grocery lines grow during pandemic

(Madrid) – The Spanish government’s failure to adequately respond to the sharp rise in poverty during the Covid-19 pandemic has left tens of thousands of people in desperate need. The 63-page report, “‘We can’t live like this’: Spain’s Failure to Protect Rights Amid Rising Pandemic-Linked Poverty,” documents the ongoing weaknesses …

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Crisis in Sri Lanka: Angry protesters occupy the luxury homes of their leaders. What’s next?

But protesters say they will not leave the luxury houses until both leaders have vacated their roles. President Gotabaya Rajapaksa is expected to step down on Wednesday, while Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe tweeted his resignation on Saturday but did not confirm his departure date. The resignations mark a major victory …

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India is handing over 44,000 tons of urea to crisis-hit Sri Lanka under a credit line

India on Sunday handed over more than 44,000 tonnes of urea under a line of credit granted to crisis-hit Sri Lanka as part of New Delhi’s ongoing effort to support the island nation’s farmers and strengthen bilateral cooperation for food security, the Indian government said High Commission …

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Sri Lanka Police imposed a curfew ahead of the planned protest

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) – Police imposed a curfew in the Sri Lankan capital and surrounding areas on Friday, a day ahead of a planned protest involving the country’s president and prime minister over an economic crisis causing severe shortages essential goods and caused disruption, people’s livelihoods were asked to …

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India’s GAIL will commission two new PP lines in 2024-25

MUMBAI (ICIS) – India’s state-owned Gas Authority of India Ltd (GAIL) expects its two new polypropylene (PP) plants with a combined capacity of 560,000 metric tons/year by the second quarter of 2025, a company source said on Tuesday. The 60,000 t/a PP line in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh …

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Covid couldn’t sink cruise ships – but they now face a debt iceberg

At one point in February 2020, a single cruise ship – the Diamond Princess – was responsible for more than half of the world’s confirmed cases of Covid-19 outside of China. The 3,700 passengers and crew endured a grim quarantine off Japan; seven died. But Covid has not proven to …

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Clarence Thomas cites the claim that Covid vaccines “were developed using cell lines derived from aborted children”.

None of the Covid-19 vaccines in the United States contain cells from aborted fetuses. Cells obtained from elective abortions decades ago were used in research during the development of the Covid vaccine, a practice common in vaccine research. A group of doctors, nurses and other healthcare workers took the case …

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Savings and algorithms: UK supermarkets battle cost-of-living crisis

LONDON, June 30 (Reuters) – Faced with the toughest economic conditions in decades, UK supermarkets are trimming down their product ranges, seeking cost savings and patrolling each other’s stores to check prices and products while trying to stay one step ahead. Like retailers around the world, UK grocers including market …

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Ohio Valley food banks see longer lines amid inflation and dwindling government support – 89.3 WFPL News Louisville

Ruth Cummings bent warily over the crates of produce in the hot June sun and peered through the bags of vegetables, carrots and apples laid out outside the old church building that serves as the local pantry. With gas station and grocery store prices soaring, these donated boxes are a …

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Remarks by President Biden at the signing of S.2938, the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act

Roosevelt room 8:36 a.m. EDT THE PRESIDENT: Good morning, folks. Yesterday I spoke about the Supreme Court’s shocking decision in Roe v. to knock Wade down. We’ve had a lot of discussions about this in the whole household. We think it’s a – anyway. Jill and I know how painful …

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Europe travel hits pandemic cutbacks and airport chaos: NPR

Travelers wait on Tuesday the 21st. Peter Dejong/AP Hide caption toggle caption Peter Dejong/AP Travelers wait on Tuesday the 21st. Peter Dejong/AP LONDON – Do you have any travel plans for Europe this summer? Don’t forget to pack your passport, sunscreen and lots of patience. Liz Morgan arrived at Amsterdam’s …

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It’s time for a post mortem on COVID crisis standards of care

Since the looming bird flu pandemic in 2006, governments, hospitals and professional organizations have been preparing for the next big one. New York State has been at the forefront of preparing for a pandemic, having developed its ventilator allocation guidelines in 2007 and updated in 2015. And yet, when the …

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The war in Ukraine reached a crucial moment

This pivotal moment could also present a difficult decision for Western governments, which have hitherto offered assistance to Ukraine at an ever-increasing cost to their own economies and national arms stocks. “I think you’re getting close to the point where one side or the other will be successful,” said a …

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What happened on day 105 of the war in Ukraine

As Russia pounded eastern Ukraine with heavy artillery, it was consolidating its hold in the south, claiming to have restored roads, rails and a vital freshwater canal that could help it permanently dominate the region. The expansion of Russian infrastructure into the occupied south could allow Moscow to fortify a …

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Israel’s government marks a year, but the future is uncertain

Jerusalem (AFP) – Even Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, who leads an ideologically divided coalition that is constantly on the brink of collapse, has expressed doubts about the viability of his eight-party government. “A year ago I wasn’t sure if that was feasible,” the religious-nationalist leader told AFP, 12 months …

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The crisis in Lanka: Foreign exchange reserves rise for the first time in five months

Sri Lanka’s foreign exchange stack has risen for the first time in five months, likely due to the postponement of payments to India under an Asian clearing union, even as the nation seeks credit lines to alleviate shortages. The reserve rose to $1.92 billion at the end …

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Sri Lanka holds its breath as new prime minister struggles to bail out economy

Placeholder when loading item promotions COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — It has been almost three weeks since Ranil Wickremesinghe took over as Prime Minister of Sri Lanka with a daunting mandate to pull the crisis-weary country to the brink of an economic chasm that threatens to tear it apart. The five-time …

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Florida mom channels her grief into the fight against vet suicides

Janos “John” Lutz was 19 when he enlisted in the Marine Corps out of high school with the aim of doing his part for his country after the 911 terrorist attacks. As he hoped, he was deployed to the front lines in Iraq. Janine Lutz remembers the first time her …

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Sri Lanka seeks to secure $5 billion in import payment funds

Ranil Wickremesinghe, newly appointed Prime Minister, arrives at a Buddhist temple after his swearing-in ceremony amid the country’s economic crisis in Colombo, Sri Lanka May 12, 2022. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte Sign up now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com to register COLOMBO, June 2 (Reuters) – Sri Lanka is aiming to …

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European Union climate delegation visits campus | CU Boulder today

Chancellor Philip DiStefano welcomed a delegation of energy, climate, environmental and science advisers representing the European Union to CU Boulder on May 25 as part of the group’s state tour. The Chancellor highlighted the university’s legacy in climate and environmental research and innovation, and commitment to sustainability. He also acknowledged …

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What does the 411 of the new 988 hotline mean?

The 988 Lifeline connects callers to specialists trained to provide support for mental health crises, including psychotic symptoms and substance abuse. Beginning July 16, 2022, people dealing with mental health crises can call 988, a new number focused on providing life-saving suicide prevention and crisis services. But 988 isn’t just …

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Live updates: Russia’s war in Ukraine

Pentagon spokesman John Kirby speaks during a briefing at the Pentagon on Friday, May 27. (Pool/CNN) The US Department of Defense said it was “aware and aware” of Ukraine’s request for multi-launch missile systems, but that “decisions … have not yet been made.” “Our goal from the beginning has been …

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Ukraine Assessment Report – Waiting for the Sky to Close: The unprecedented crisis affecting women and girls fleeing Ukraine – Ukraine

Attachments summary As of May 6, 2022, the number of internally displaced persons (IDPs) as a result of the war in Ukraine was 7.7 million, with another 5.7 million refugees and asylum-seekers living in neighboring countries.1 The lack of humanitarian corridors has created a situation people are either stuck in …

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Sri Lanka arrests 67 people suspected of traveling to Australia

Sri Lanka’s navy says it has detained 67 people it believes were attempting to travel to Australia illegally by sea Of KRISHAN FRANCIS Associated Press May 24, 2022 at 10:05 am • 3 minutes read Share on FacebookShare on TwitterEmail this article COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — The Sri Lanka Navy …

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India is sending over 2 billion humanitarian aid shipments to Sri Lanka amid the crisis

As Sri Lanka grapples with a massive economic crisis, India handed the island nation a large shipment of humanitarian aid worth over 2 billion rupees, which reached Colombo on Sunday. The High Commissioner of India in Colombo, Gopal Baglay, handed over the shipment to the top leadership …

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Governor Whitmer declares a state of emergency in Gaylord after severe storms and tornadoes

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 20, 2022 Contact: [email protected] Governor Whitmer declares a state of emergency in Gaylord after severe storms and tornadoes GAYLORD, Mich. – At the Gaylord Emergency Operations Center, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer declared a state of emergency for Otsego County after a tornado caused significant damage to buildings …

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The real estate crisis takes the stage at REDCAT’s “The Most Beautiful Home… Maybe”

Karla Mosley stars in REDCAT’s The Most Beautiful Home…Maybe. (Myung J. Chun / Los Angeles Times) “If we can get used to seeing people living in tents, and that’s the norm, then we can also get used to the idea that anyone can be accommodated,” says actress Karla Mosley of …

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Overcoming the challenge of exchanging lead service lines

Passing of the historic Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) of October 2021 will provide states with $15 billion to fund lead service line replacement — the most funds the federal government has ever put into this work Has. States and water systems across the country are preparing to implement …

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Op-Ed: How COVID Caused a Universal Midlife Crisis

The post-pandemic horizon is coming into focus. Even with the rise of new Omicron subvariants hot on our heels, fear is being replaced by cautious optimism. But we are not going back to pre-pandemic normalcy. In fact, over the past two COVID-19 years, many people have chosen to fundamentally change …

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Russia-Ukraine War and Putin News: Live Updates

BRUSSELS – Russian President Vladimir V. Putin said stopping NATO expansion helped him invade Ukraine. But on Thursday, Finland unequivocally declared its intention to join, which not only turned Putin’s plan on its head but also put the alliance’s newest potential member on Russia’s northern doorstep. The declaration by Finnish …

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House Demos must share the blame for the border crisis

Republicans hint at midterm election strategy as they spread blame for rising illegal immigration, migrant deaths and fentanyl smuggling on the southern border EL PASO, Texas (Borders Report) — Leaders of the Republican House of Representatives and former Trump officials on Wednesday urged their Democratic counterparts to keep Title 42 …

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China: China accuses the US of testing its “red lines” and expanding NATO in the Indo-Pacific

Chinese Deputy Foreign Minister Le Yucheng accused the US of expanding NATO into the Indo-Pacific and “flexing its muscles on China’s doorstep,” saying on Friday that the Americans had been fueling the Taiwan issue over the years in order to to test the country’s “red line”. The Chinese minister made …

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Expanding access to mental health support for health and social service workers

Health care and community social services workers across British Columbia will have access to more mental health support as the province expands tailored programs for the sector. The BC Government has invested $735,000 to expand Care to Speak and Care for Caregivers – two unique programs that provide online peer …

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The pros and cons of buying supermarket own brand groceries | money

Government critics have echoed comments from Environment Secretary George Eustice, who suggested that by buying quality food, people could help alleviate the cost of living crisis. Opponents pointed out that this would hardly scratch the surface when energy bills have risen by 54% and the most vulnerable are already buying …

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What happened on day 68 of the war in Ukraine

ZAPORIZHZHIA, Ukraine — Ukrainian civilians evacuated from the devastated city of Mariupol brought fresh reports of survival and terror on Monday as Western nations worked to implement their increasingly expansive aid promises and billions of dollars in military and oil embargo prepared for economic aid and other once unthinkable moves. …

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Pelosi leads delegation to Kyiv and Poland; promises US support

Warsaw, Poland – A US Congressional delegation led by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi commended the courage of the Ukrainian people in remarks during a visit to Poland on Sunday, a day after a surprise trip to Kyiv to meet President Volodymyr Zelenskyy. US lawmakers assessed Ukraine’s needs for the next …

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Amazon and Google close out their worst months on Wall Street since 2008

Getty Images; Chris Ratcliff | Bloomberg | Getty Images Stocks of Amazon and Google parent Alphabet have just completed their steepest monthly declines since the 2008 financial crisis. The internet giants both reported weaker-than-expected quarterly results this week, weighed down by a combination of macroeconomic factors, the war in Ukraine …

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The city’s affordability crisis threatens to price out the creative class

Thursday April 28, 2022 by Chad Swiatecki Leaders in the region’s entertainment and sporting events industries see problems if the city cannot solve the affordability problems that are forcing working-class performers and audiences to relocate to nearby suburbs. Citing the rising cost of living, transportation and other infrastructure issues, panelists …

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Space Blocks: The Future of International Cooperation in Space

In the last decade there has been a tremendous growth in commercial activity in space. As a result, some scholars see a future for space cooperation driven by shared commercial interests. In this scenario, commercial companies act as intermediaries between states, uniting them behind specific commercial projects in space. However, …

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Criminal-turned-firefighters find a new life on the front lines

“The worst thing for me was the feeling of letting my family down,” says the 40-year-old married father of four. “That was the hardest part for me. I’m a vendor.” Reyna and his mentors are confident that he will soon be earning a good starting salary as a firefighter, with …

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What Virginia’s new laws reveal about how the natural gas industry sees its future

Natural gas has a moment. The war in Ukraine has highlighted Europe’s heavy reliance on Russian gas and the challenge of replacing it with new supplies from other countries. Suddenly, after talking so much about the need to move away from fossil fuels, the Biden administration wants to expand oil …

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Putin says sanctions have failed

The White House reiterated that President Biden has no plans to send US troops to assist Ukraine in its fight against Russia, dismissing comments from a close Senate ally that the administration should consider such a scenario. Responding to comments from Sen. Chris Coons (D, Del.), White House press secretary …

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Sri Lanka declares a 5-day freeze on stock trading due to the crisis

Issued on: 04/16/2022 – 12:14Changed: 16.04.2022 – 12:13 Colombo (AFP) – The Colombo Stock Exchange on Saturday announced a five-day halt to trading after crisis-hit Sri Lanka hiked interest rates and declared a default on its external debt during the traditional Lunar New Year holiday. The market was due to …

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Pressure mounts on Sri Lankan leader to quit as crisis deepens

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) – Thousands of Sri Lankans rallied in the country’s central business district and Christian clergymen marched in the capital to observe a day of protests on Saturday that have called for the indebted nation’s president to resign amid fear and anger bottlenecks were brewing. Demonstrators carrying …

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WHO is urging accelerated action to protect human health and address the climate crisis at a time of heightened conflict and fragility

On this World Health Day (7 April 2022), as part of the Our Planet, Our Health campaign, WHO is issuing an urgent call to leaders and all people to accelerate action to maintain and protect health and contain the climate crisis The organization’s founding day, which comes at a time …

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opinion | War crimes charges could help Putin, not hurt him

The truth is, now as in the past, Putin’s regime has been remarkably stable. Moreover, many of the forecasters who are predicting Putin’s demise today have done so before and have fared poorly. When the global financial crisis shattered Russia’s economy in 2008, observers of Russia predicted “the end of …

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Russians fear sanctions triggered by Putin’s invasion of Ukraine

Russians fear sanctions triggered by Putin’s invasion of Ukraine News Sports Entertainment Life Money Tech Travel Opinion Tough sanctions imposed on Russia by western states have reminded citizens of the country’s 1998 debt crisis. By Anna Nemtsova US TODAY McDonald’s and other American companies have shut down in Russia in …

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On MSNBC’s Morning Joe, Portman calls for more support for Ukraine and a red line on chemical weapons use

March 23, 2022 | press releases Joining MSNBC’s Morning Joe this morning, US Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) commended the American people and United States allies for their support of Ukraine and also called on the Biden administration to do more to help to help Ukraine win the war. In particular, …

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Latest Russia-Ukraine War News: Live Updates

War in Ukraine: What you need to know The newest: President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said food and medical supplies for the besieged southern port city of Mariupol, where hundreds of thousands of civilians are trapped behind Russian lines, would arrive on Sunday afternoon. Russian forces continued to bomb Ukrainian cities and …

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Johnson turns the truth on its head about Britain’s response to Ukraine’s refugee crisis Zoe Williams

SSince 2015, Boris Johnson has told a nervous House of Commons when asked by the Prime Minister: “We have done more to resettle vulnerable people than any other European country”. It didn’t make sense, so maybe it was a mistake. Poland has taken in 1.2 million Ukrainian refugees, Hungary 190,000 …

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Europe needs to reduce energy demand. Now.

While oil grabs the biggest headlines, gas and power are of deep concern for Europe, which is at the epicenter of the current energy shock. The price of electricity on the continent is determined by the most expensive source – and right now that would be power plants fueled by …

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The Ukraine crisis puts the DC crypto lobby in the hot seat

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine highlights the dark side of crypto as the industry lobby ramps up efforts in DC to shield them from regulation. Why it matters: The crisis has prompted a sharp and almost uniform global response from the very institutions – governments and banks – that want to …

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Biden’s mental health plan has potential, experts say, if Congress acts: gunfire

WASHINGTON, DC – MARCH 1: US President Joe Biden delivers the State of the Union address before a joint session of Congress in the chamber of the US Capitol House on March 1, 2022 in Washington, DC. Among other things, Biden spoke about his administration’s plans to address mental health …

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In State of the Union, Biden will focus on the economy and Russia

Mr. Biden will ask Congress to pass legislation approved by the House of Representatives in December to increase Federal Maritime Commission oversight of the shipping industry. The president will deliver his remarks without a mask on Tuesday, the same day officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are …

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Video appears to capture Russian panic over impending bank blockade

Russia-Ukraine Crisis: The video seems to indicate an internal panic sweeping across Russia. Videos circulating online showed hundreds of Russians queuing at ATMs in a panic, following an agreement to ban Russia from the global payment system SWIFT in a harsh Western response to the country’s invasion of Ukraine. Civilians …

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Biden officials have repeatedly urged China to help avert war in Ukraine

“They claim neutrality, they claim they stand by principle, but everything they say about the causes is against the US, blaming NATO and taking the Russian line,” said Evan Medeiros, a professor at Georgetown University and Senior Asia Director in the White House National Security Council in the Obama administration. …

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Russia-Ukraine Crisis Live News: Sanctions, Videos and the Latest

UKRANIAN RAILWAYS TRAIN 749 – We boarded the train bound for Lviv, in the north-west corner of Ukraine, near the Polish border and the NATO front, expecting it to be crammed with people fleeing a feared Russian invasion. But a day after Russian troops moved into eastern Ukraine and tens …

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Ukraine crisis: Officials in Russian-backed regions push older men into their militias | world news

Officials in the Russian-backed separatist areas of eastern Ukraine have taken it upon themselves to force men as young as 60 into their militias. It is reported by several close Sky News contacts that the men are being kidnapped from cars heading to the border Russiaon the streets of Luhansk …

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Ukraine says a soldier has been killed in renewed shelling near the front lines

Pro-Russian separatists in the breakaway regions of eastern Ukraine on Friday ordered the evacuation of civilians to Russia, accusing Ukraine of planning a major military offensive against the two self-proclaimed republics. The unsettled east of the country has witnessed the worst shelling in years over the past two days. Each …

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The Latest on the Ukraine-Russia Border Crisis: Live Updates

As world leaders scramble to find a diplomatic solution to ongoing tensions between Russia and Ukraine, the 2015 Minsk Agreement is under discussion as a possible way out of the crisis. The agreement, the second of its kind (and the one that matters), was negotiated in the Belarusian capital to …

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Memphis Council grills MLGW over outages – Tennessee Lookout

On Monday, Memphis’ electric utility, Memphis Light, Gas and Water, finished restoring power to the last of the 233,460 customers who lost power after nearly two weeks of ice storms. On Tuesday, a Memphis City Council committee met with MLGW officials to discuss the city’s problems with power outages, noting …

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Ukraine crisis: Russian invasion could begin ‘anytime’, White House warns – Live updates | world news

Vladimir Putin has hinted that it is not too late for a dialogue on Ukraine as the world continues to wonder whether the Russian president is poised to invade his neighbor or whether his military buildup is a bargaining ploy. Russian President Vladimir Putin. Photo: SPUTNIK/Reuters At a meeting in …

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Russia-Ukraine crisis: Biden-Putin talks fail to bring breakthrough | Vladimir Putin news

Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Joe Biden have discussed Russia’s military build-up, but the hour-long phone call ended with no breakthrough. The White House has insisted Moscow must face “quick and heavy costs” as it pursues its aggression, while the Kremlin has denounced the United States’ “summit hysteria” …

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Live updates on trucker protests: Ontario declares state of emergency

Video Ontario Premier Doug Ford warned that protesters who fail to clear the transit routes could face a maximum fine of $100,000, up to a year in prison and possible loss of commercial and personal licenses.creditCredit…Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press, via Associated Press Ontario Premier Doug Ford on Friday declared a …

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PM offers support to European allies facing Russian aggression

The Prime Minister will travel to Brussels and Warsaw today for talks with NATO Secretary General and Polish leaders Foreign and defense ministers head to Moscow as Britain leads international de-escalation efforts The Prime Minister announces that 1,000 more British troops are to be deployed to support NATO and its …

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Cost of Living Crisis: How are UK Supermarkets Limiting Price Increases? | supermarkets

TThe deepening cost of living crisis has drawn attention to the cost of weekly shopping. Households already struggling with soaring utility bills, gas prices, taxes, mortgage payments and rent can also expect to pay more for groceries this year. Over the weekend, the chairman of Britain’s largest supermarket chain, Tesco, …

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Mrs. J. wanted a blanket in the emergency room. Say no, chips on my soul

WWhat’s upsetting Ms. J. isn’t the six hours she waited in the emergency room to see a doctor about a growing and surprisingly painful sore on her leg. Or that she’s being examined in an ad hoc area in the triage area because the ward’s rooms are filled with patients …

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The youth welfare office is closing the contact point in the city center this weekend because of a demonstration

Ottawa’s Youth Services Bureau is closing its downtown drop-in center this weekend over safety concerns for staff and the vulnerable customers it serves, as more convoys of trucks and protesters arrive in the capital. The drop-in center is on the corner of Besserer Street and Waller Street in ByWard Market …

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Blackhawks’ Rocky Wirtz furiously slams reporters for asking about Beach scandal

Publisher’s Note: The following story is about sexual assault and may be disturbing or offensive to some readers. If you or someone you know needs support in Canada, you can find provincial centers, hotlines and services here. For readers in America, here is a list of resources and references for …

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With low-tech, trench warfare, the Ukrainian army is not NATO caliber

Above ground, plastic sheeting flaps in the icy wind. With Separatist trenches nearby, in a line of trees above a snowy field, the only truly safe place is underground. Understand Russia’s relations with the West Tensions between regions are growing and Russian President Vladimir Putin is increasingly willing to take …

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The US is pushing for better tap water but needs to convince the cautious public

ST. LOUIS — Angela Stamps will stop drinking water from her faucet, shower less, and stop taking the baths she once found relaxing. She doesn’t cook with tap water and sometimes skips rinsing her products. Though the amount of lead in Flint, Michigan’s tap water has been well below a …

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The shipping company profits with full force, since the trade chaos hardly abates

Container lines are set for another record year of revenue as supply chain difficulties show little sign of abating, much to the chagrin of almost everyone else. Operationally, the shipping crisis has been a disaster for the box carriers that prop up world trade: Schedule compliance hit a record low …

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Scottish nationalists see opportunities and pitfalls in Johnson’s woes | Boris Johnson News

Glasgow, Scotland – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was fighting for his political life after London’s Metropolitan Police opened an investigation on Tuesday into parties being held at his official residence at 10 Downing Street during the coronavirus pandemic. A British official had previously been tasked with conducting an internal …

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Rural Hoosier communities rally as COVID-19 worsens childcare crisis for parents and providers

Listen to the radio version of this story as it aired on the Indiana Public Broadcasting Stations. The sounds emanating from Perry Preschool and Child Care on this brisk fall morning give a glimpse of just how hectic things are today. Two employees called and didn’t show up for work, …

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Inflation skyrockets in Sri Lanka; Food prices at record high

Sri Lanka’s benchmark inflation rate, as measured by the National Consumer Price Index, accelerated to 14 percent in December 2021 from 11.1 percent, the state statistics office said on Saturday amid a severe foreign exchange crisis. This was the second straight month after inflation recorded double-digit growth in November for …

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Turning a psychiatric crisis into an opportunity to prevent gunshot injuries

Newswise – Michigan Medicine is now making a new effort to reduce the risk of firearm injuries by offering free gun locks and educational resources to people being treated for a mental health crisis. Initially, the effort will focus on University of Michigan Health Psychiatric Emergency Department patients and their …

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Tonga Volcano Eruption: Too Early to Assess Damage |

Further afield in the Pacific archipelago, an update from the relief coordination office OCHA showed that infrastructure around the main island of Tongatapu, where several resorts in the western coastal areas were destroyed or badly damaged, suffered significant damage. So far there are no confirmed deaths, but two people are …

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Pay your electricity bills, say soldiers in Myanmar, or pay with your life

“In the last 10 months, the country has lost all of its 10-year gains,” said U Hein Maung, a Myanmar-based economist. “The cost of doing business has increased significantly. There is a booming black economy of drug trafficking, illegal logging, money laundering and other illegal businesses.” A drop in electricity …

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Governor: New Mexico National Guard Could Help Fill Shortage of Public Schools | Local news

As the daily number of COVID-19 cases climbed to a record high and schools across the state pondered plans for distance learning, Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham announced on Thursday what may be an unprecedented proposal: move New Mexico National Guard employees to the campus of the public Bringing schools to …

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Russia downplays threat to Ukraine after meeting with the US

Video Russian officials said they had told US diplomats during nearly eight hours of talks that Russia had no plans to invade Ukraine.creditCredit…Denis Balibouse / Reuters GENEVA – As Russian troops gather along the Ukrainian borders, American and Russian diplomats made it clear on Monday after an intense round of …

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The California National Guard will help at test sites as demand exceeds capacity

As a new sign that coronavirus testing capacity is beyond its limits, the state will be deploying National Guard members to 50 test sites across California, including six in San Diego County. The locations in Linda Vista, Chula Vista, El Cajon, Escondido, National City and Oceanside will each host two …

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Governor Ivey announces the launch of the Alabama-US corridor

Phase one will benefit Port of Mobile, Etowah, Jefferson, Shelby, and Washington / Mobile Counties MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey announced Tuesday the creation of the A-USA Corridor, a planned $ 231.6 million railroad project to modernize economic development infrastructure in central and southern Alabama. “Working with Port in Mobile …

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“There is no more money”: Covid crisis leaves Sri Lanka on the verge of bankruptcy | Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka faces a deepening financial and humanitarian crisis and fears it could go bankrupt in 2022 as inflation soars to record levels, food prices skyrocket and coffers empty. The government collapse, led by the powerful President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, is caused in part by the immediate effects of the Covid …

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Colorado state officials publish statements about the Marshall Fire

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado (KKTV) – As thousands of acres continue to burn in Boulder County and many families have no idea whether their homes are up or not, many Colorado officials are posting statements for those affected. The following is a compilation of some of the statements: Democrats in the …

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“Crisis Management Standards” involve painful decisions and ethical decisions for hospital staff

Matthew Wynia, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus for the conversation The Conversation is running a series of reports from clinicians and researchers working on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic. You can Find all the stories heree. With the Omicron variant bringing with it a new wave of …

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Cases of Omicron Variants: Hospitalization in Memphis Manoj Jain

The COVID-19 fall curve for Shelby County is rising at an unprecedented rate. There are 8,400 active COVID-19 cases, not too far from most of all time. The Omicron variant has fully arrived in Shelby County. The evidence is largely free of take-away tests in the long lines at test …

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China’s Year of Raids: Party First, Business Then | Business and economy

China’s crackdown on private companies in 2021 has cut the market value of some of the country’s largest companies by more than $ 1 trillion. Beijing’s tighter grip on the economy came as officials stressed the importance of prioritizing “quality” growth that benefits the general population over maximizing gross domestic …

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Hospitals in the Cleveland area battling the recent surge in Covid-19 have placed an ad in a local newspaper that reads “Help”.

That word, in large black letters and surrounded by white space, was called out by Ohio’s largest newspaper – a desperate request from six medical systems in the Cleveland area facing a multitude of Covid-19 cases. The ad was sponsored by the Cleveland Clinic, University Hospitals, MetroHealth, Summa Health, the …

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Yemen war: financing crisis forces UN to cut food aid

The World Food Program (WFP) had to cut food aid for eight million people in need in Yemen because it ran out of funds. Temenian women and children fill their canisters with water from a tanker in the Al-Maafer district in southwest Taez Governorate, amid an acute water shortage. Photo: …

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