whatsapp whatsapp Show Comments ▼ IN an age of austerity, it is vital we think outside of the box. This ought to be especially true of environmental issues, an area in which Britain remains wedded to old thinking. We desperately need a pro-growth, pro-jobs strategy to help the private sector get us out of our present mess – yet the unthinking, uncosted green consensus that all three major UK political parties have accepted wholesale is fast becoming one of the major barriers to a proper recovery.Britain’s manufacturing sector has bounced back over the past year but it remains smaller that at the previous peak. It will be hard for it to grow much more unless the government’s policies towards carbon emissions are loosened. The rules – and the pledge to slash emissions – are supported by many well-meaning people but unfortunately make no sense: an imported good that used up a lot of carbon during its production is not deemed a problem – but a good that is produced in the UK is penalised if it is carbon-intensive. What this means is that we don’t want to pollute directly, even if that means shutting down what is left of our industry – but we don’t care whether others pollute even more to produce the goods we eventually consume. That way we can buy them (at least those of us not out of work can do so) while retaining a clear conscience. It’s the usual hypocrisy – but one we can no longer afford.There are cheaper, more adaptive ways of combating any climate change. Here is a simple one which Boris Johnson should investigate. In New York, Mayor Michael Bloomberg has launched the NYC CoolRoofs initiative. The idea seems stupid but is in fact brilliant: painting roofs with light, reflective surfaces helps reduce cooling costs, cuts energy usage and lowers greenhouse gas emissions. President Barack Obama’s administration has endorsed the policy, with a cool roofs policy announced for the Department of Energy and other federal institutions. Light coloured surfaces reflect more sunlight than dark ones do, turning less of the sun’s energy into heat. Increasing the reflectiveness of buildings and paved surfaces—whether through white surfaces or reflective coloured surfaces—can reduce the temperature of buildings, cities, and even the entire planet.Hashem Akbari, a Montreal-based academic, has teamed up with other scientists to found the White Roofs Alliance. It already has the backing of New York, Taipei and even Athens. Akbari has calculated that temperatures could be cut by 2.8 degrees in localities that judiciously paint their roofs white, turn roads a concrete colour and plant trees. In a paper in the Climatic Change journal, he estimates that one ton of carbon dioxide can be offset for every 9.3 square meters of black rooftop that is painted white. Bjorn Lomborg, head of the Copenhagen Consensus Center and a professor at Copenhagen Business School, calculates that for an initial expenditure of $1bn, a sufficient number of streets and rooftops in Los Angeles could be painted to reduce temperatures in the region by more than global warming would increase them over the next 90 years. A similar strategy could be applied to parts of Britain, allowing us to preserve more of our manufacturing base. Crazy? Americans clearly don’t think so – and what is really crazy is to cripple UK Plc with unaffordable costs that will drive business to China while doing nothing to help the planet. 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Qatar led 1-0 at half-time, Abdel Aziz Hatim making the difference between the two sides, slotting in a 34th minute winner.ALSO READ| Tokyo Olympics: Big setback, Olympic-bound Indian wrestler fails dope testThe last time the two teams met in September 2019, India had held the Asian champions to a goalless draw. Courtesy the result, India stay on three points from six matches, while Qatar sit pretty on top of Group E with 19 points from seven matches.A bittersweet reunion as we couldn’t give you the result we all wanted! But, we’ll be back stronger! NEXT UP #INDQAT #WCQ #BackTheBlue #IndianFootball pic.twitter.com/QPD85FP2KZ— Indian Football Team (@IndianFootball) June 3, 2021Qatar played it amongst themselves right from the kick-off in their effort to find spaces through the Indian midfield. They earned their first corner in the second minute but the shot from Abdelkarim Hassan sailed over.The very next minute, the Asian champions had their first shy at the Indian goal but Gurpreet Singh Sandhu dived low to his right to collect Abdel Aziz Hatim’s grounder.The Blue Tigers did sniff a counter in the seventh minute when Manvir Singh latched on to a loose ball and laid off it for Bipin Singh on the left flank, but the latter was not able to find anybody with his cross.The first yellow card of the evening was flashed to Rahul Bheke on the eighth minute for a tackle on rival captain Hassal Al Haydos. 10 minutes later, the impact was larger — Bheke was given marching orders after receiving his second yellow card of the match for a handball offence. The resultant vicious curler from Haydos was punched away by Gurpreet.In between Sunil did chest a long ball in the 11th minute but was shielded by Musaab Khidir even as he acrobatically tried to have a connect. Manvir did manage to collect it and tried to make an inroad, but was thwarted.With India down to 10 men, Qatar’s domination further increased. Suresh Singh moved into the vacant slot left over after Bheke was red-carded, and the youngster stuck to the basics, pressing hard and was not overawed, given the fact that he was fighting it out with the two of the best from the continent — Al Haydos and AbdelKarim.India had their first real chance in the 29th minute when Ashique Kuruniyan managed to slip past his marker and essayed it behind the defensive line for an onrushing Manvir. But the striker’s touch let him down from what was a clear chance for India.Qatar dominated, India pressed and kept it compact. A counter on the 42nd minute, however, almost led to the equaliser. Sunil, with all his experience, shielded Bassam Alrawi as he found Manvir. The lanky forward, sidestepped, went on the outside, and then swivelled the other way to open up a left footer, but this shot was blocked by a melee of Qatari legs.India vs Qatar, World Cup Qualifiers Match Report: Second half Changing over, Udanta Singh came in for Sunil Chhetri, the armband being worn by Sandesh Jhingan. And almost immediately after, Gurpreet had to be at his best to thwart Abdel Karim from point-blank range.Meanwhile, Gurpreet’s heroics continued. His physical presence, those big hands, reflexes and attitude as he fisted, punched, and even used his legs to maximum effect to thwart Qatar.Qatar had their best chance of the second half with about four minutes of regulation time left on the clock, when substitute Abdullah Alahraq rifled a long-ranger onto the near post. However, the ball ricocheted and went out of play.Sandesh Jhingan made a one last effort to launch a counter for India in injury time as he charged down the pitch and tried to play Manvir through on goal. However, a last-ditch tackle by the Qatari defence meant that the match ended in the latter’s favour. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleWI vs PAK : Pakistan name squads for England and West Indies toursNext articleSuns vs Lakers NBA Playoffs 2021: NBA Fans React to LA Lakers getting knocked out in Round 1 Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. Football Euro 2020, Switzerland vs Turkey LIVE: Switzerland to punish hapless Turkey; Follow Live Updates, Follow Live update
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News News RSF calls for the release of Bangladeshi journalist Rozina Islam, unfairly accused of espionage May 19, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Bangladesh Reacting to threats and physical attacks against four journalists in the space of a week, Reporters Without Borders today condemned the inaction of the Bangladeshi authorities and reiterated its appeal to interior minister Lutfozzaman Babor for concrete measures against those instigating the violence, whether political activists or ordinary criminals.Waliur Rahman Raju, a correspondent for the Dainik Bogra daily newspaper, was physically attacked by three men on 7 May in the northern district of Lalmonirhat in the presence of a local district official at the district administration office who was able to intervene and protect Raju. The assailants have been identified as Mekar Babu, Mehedi Hasan Jewel and Mainul Haq. Raju had already been attacked the previous day at the Lalmonirhat bus station by the same men, who at the same time stole 15,000 taka (215 euros) from him. The two attacks are believed to have been linked to Raju’s reports about local prostitution.Shamsuzzaman Bachchu, the editor of the local weekly Jugo Darpan and president of the local press club, was beaten up the same day in Bhairab (southeast of Dhaka), by three enraged drug dealers identified as Shafaetullah, Bijon and Shwapan, who accused him of meddling in their affairs. Passers-by intervened and subdued one of the assailants, who was handed over to the police. The other two escaped.Abdul Hai of the Daily Alor Jagat was threatened on 4 May in the Dhaka suburb of Keraniganj by the perpetrators of a rape about which he had written about a few days before. The perpetrators, identified as Latmia, Ghasi Babul, Mitha Sadu, Safar Ali and Komol Dewan, threatened to kill him and throw his body into the river. Hai, who has requested police protection, told Reporters Without Borders he has been receiving threats every day and is very worried.In the southern city of Khulna, Gauranga Nandi of Dainik Janakantha received a telephone threat on 10 May from Shirajul Haque Nannu, who identified himself as the private secretary of Ashraf Hossain, one of the leaders of the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), the main member of the ruling alliance. He insulted Nandi and demanded an explanation for a recent story he wrote about a row between Hossain and the mayor of Khulna, another BNP leader.When Nandi refused to give any explanation, Nannu threatened to teach him a “good lesson” and added, “We can blow you up at any time.” A member of a BNP student wing, Nannu has been the subject of several complaints filed with the police. Following the phone call, Nandi himself filed a complaint with the police and requested for police protection. As a widely respected journalist, he has been the target of underground groups.A journalist has already been killed this year in Khulna while another survived a murder attempt. BangladeshAsia – Pacific to go further News February 22, 2021 Find out more Organisation News RSF_en February 26, 2021 Find out more Bangladeshi reporter fatally shot by ruling party activists BangladeshAsia – Pacific May 13, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Another spate of threats and violence against journalists Help by sharing this information Bangladeshi writer and blogger dies in detention Receive email alerts
Facebook Facebook Tyrell Corley Police charged a man Monday after he reportedly pepper-sprayed his wife and their baby, and began choking his wife until she blacked out while she was holding their baby.Officers were called about a domestic disturbance Monday at Arbor Oaks Apartments, 1000 E. Monahans St., according to an Odessa Police Department news release.Upon arrival, officers made contact with the 19-year-old complainant and her 8-month old son, the release stated.After she had got into an argument with her husband, 34-year-old Tyrell Corley, he reportedly pepper sprayed her and their baby, the release detailed, and then followed her into the bathroom and began choking her.The release stated the complainant blacked out while holding the baby and Corley left the scene before police arrived.A warrant was obtained for Corley, who was charged with assault by strangulation and injury to a child, third-degree felonies. And after finding around 5.9 grams of methamphetamine, 7.5 grams of marijuana and narcotic pipes, Corley was also charged with possession of methamphetamine, a second-degree felony, and possession of marijuana, a class B misdemeanor.Jail records show Corley was taken to the Ector County Detention Center Wednesday and has four bonds totaling $80,500. Man charged with assault, meth possession Twitter WhatsApp WhatsApp Previous articleOPD: Man reportedly stole generator from trailerNext articleOPD searching for Walmart thief admin Twitter Local NewsCrime Pinterest By admin – February 8, 2018 Pinterest
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Myriam Borzee/iStockBy JON HAWORTH and EMILY SHAPIRO, ABC News(NEW YORK) — The novel coronavirus pandemic has now killed more than 668,000 people worldwide.Over 17 million people across the globe have been diagnosed with COVID-19, the disease caused by the new respiratory virus, according to data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. The actual numbers are believed to be much higher due to testing shortages, many unreported cases and suspicions that some governments are hiding or downplaying the scope of their nations’ outbreaks.The United States has become the worst-affected country, with more than 4.4 million diagnosed cases and at least 151,269 deaths.Here is how the news is developing today. All times Eastern. Check back for updates.1:35 p.m.: Ohio pharmacy board withdraws hydroxychloroquine banThe Ohio Board of Pharmacy has withdrawn its new rule prohibiting the sale or distribution of hydroxychloroquine for COVID-19 after facing opposition from Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine, the Dayton Daily News reported Thursday.DeWine said in a statement earlier on Thursday, “I agree with the statement from Dr. Steven Hahn, Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, that the decision about prescribing hydroxychloroquine to treat COVID-19 should be between a doctor and a patient.”“Therefore, I am asking the Ohio Board of Pharmacy to halt their new rule,” DeWine said. “The Board of Pharmacy and the State Medical Board of Ohio should revisit the issue, listen to the best medical science, and open the process up for comment and testimony from experts.”Hydroxychloroquine, which has been used and praised by President Donald Trump, had its emergency use authorization to treat COVID-19 revoked by the FDA in June.Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, told “Good Morning America” Tuesday, “The overwhelming, prevailing clinical trials that have looked at the efficacy of hydroxychloroquine have indicated that it is not effective in coronavirus disease.”1:15 p.m.: Cuomo says tri-state quarantine wouldn’t apply to NJAs coronavirus cases rise in New Jersey, it is possible the Garden State could soon mathematically be added to its own tri-state travel advisory. But New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Thursday there will be no blockade from New Jersey.“I don’t know how you could quarantine New Jersey,” Cuomo said on a conference call.“They’ve been our neighbor all through this,” Cuomo said. “We are going to keep our fingers crossed and work with them to keep the numbers down.”Among the new emerging hot spots are New Jersey’s Camden County, located near Philadelphia, and Mercer County, which includes Princeton and Trenton, according to Thursday’s “daily hot spot triage” report distributed by the Department of Homeland Security.Camden and Mercer counties had not been on the hot spot list since April 13.Atlantic County, New Jersey, which includes Atlantic City, has also returned to the list, last appearing on May 3.New York, New Jersey and Connecticut’s travel advisory list applies to states with a seven-day average of positive tests over 10% or number of positive cases exceeding 10 per 100,000 residents.12:20 p.m.: DC public schools to hold all classes onlineAll Washington, D.C., public school students will learn by 100% virtual classes from Aug. 31 to Nov. 6, Mayor Muriel Bowser said Thursday.Over 12,000 people in D.C. have been diagnosed with COVID-19, according to city data.Earlier this week, D.C. was added to New York’s travel advisory list, meaning D.C.’s seven-day average of positive tests was over 10% or the district’s number of positive cases exceeded 10 per 100,000 residents.12 p.m.: Ohio gov. opposes Ohio Board of Pharmacy’s hydroxychloroquine banOhio Gov. Mike DeWine said Thursday that he opposes the Ohio Board of Pharmacy’s new rule prohibiting the selling or dispensing of hydroxychloroquine or chloroquine for COVID-19.“I agree with the statement from Dr. Steven Hahn, Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, that the decision about prescribing hydroxychloroquine to treat COVID-19 should be between a doctor and a patient,” DeWine said in a statement. “The Board of Pharmacy and the State Medical Board of Ohio should revisit the issue, listen to the best medical science, and open the process up for comment and testimony from experts.”Hydroxychloroquine, which has been used and praised by President Donald Trump, had its emergency use authorization to treat COVID-19 revoked by the FDA in June.Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, told “Good Morning America” Tuesday, “The overwhelming, prevailing clinical trials that have looked at the efficacy of hydroxychloroquine have indicated that it is not effective in coronavirus disease.”11:17 a.m.: Florida reports 3rd consecutive day of record deathsFor the third day in a row, a new record-high number of deaths were reported in hard-hit Florida, according to the state’s Department of Health.In the last 24 hours, 253 new fatalities were reported, the department said.As of Thursday morning, 16.5% of Florida’s adult ICU beds were available, according to the state’s Agency for Healthcare Administration;Five counties — Jackson, Monroe, Nassau, Okeechobee and Putnam — had no available ICU beds, according to the agency.These numbers are expected to fluctuate throughout the day as hospitals and medical centers provide updates.10:30 a.m.: Herman Cain dies after battle with COVID-19Former Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain has died at the age of 74, according to a post on his personal website, nearly one month after his coronavirus diagnosis was announced.A source close to the White House also confirmed his death to ABC News.Cain’s hospitalization was announced on July 2.A spokesperson for Cain said on Monday that he remained hospitalized and was being treated with oxygen for his lungs.“The doctors say his other organs and systems are strong,” the spokesperson added.Cain, a Black Voices for Trump co-chair, attended President Donald Trump’s June 20 rally in Tulsa. Cain was photographed inside the arena without wearing a mask and sitting in close proximity to others.The businessman and radio talk show host campaigned for the Republican nomination in 2012.10 a.m.: 33% increase in cases among Tennessee’s kidsTennessee has experienced a 33% jump in coronavirus cases among children in the last 10 days, ABC Memphis affiliate WATN reported.And in some parts of rural west Tennessee, cases among kids have surged by more than 100%, WATN reported.Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee said at a news conference Tuesday that reopening schools for in-classroom learning is the “best option” and “planned delays should be reserved for the most extreme situations,” The Tennesseean reported.9:10 a.m.: NJ sees 112% increase in cases, deaths double in Atlanta areaAn internal FEMA memo obtained by ABC News highlights a surge in New Jersey and a doubling death toll in the Atlanta area. New Jersey saw 2,066 new coronavirus cases in the last week (ending July 27) — a 112% increase from the week prior, the memo said.Beach town Long Beach Island reported 35 cases linked to social gatherings among lifeguards, the memo said. And in nearby Connecticut, 943 new cases were reported for the week ending July 27 — a 77.9% increase from the week prior. People under the age of 30 made up 40% of those new cases, the memo said.Meanwhile in Georgia, the number of new COVID-19 deaths in the last week nearly doubled in the Atlanta-Sandy Springs area. The week ending July 20 saw 71 deaths while the week ending July 27 brought 139 deaths, the memo said.In some parts of Georgia, some patients were forced to wait in ambulances because of the surge in COVID-19 patients, the memo said. In Alabama, new cases are increasing despite a 28.3% decrease in new tests administered, the memo said. As of Monday, only 12% of Alabama’s ICU beds were available. A record high number of ICU beds were filled, with 496 COVID-19 patients in intensive care units.4:46 a.m.: Dispatchers stop asking 911 callers about COVID-19 symptoms, raising concerns for firefightersCallers to 911 in Houston will no longer be asked if they are experiencing COVID-like symptoms, changing a months-long practice to pass on the information to first responders. Firefighters are now told to treat every call as if the patient or home is COVID-positive.Houston Fire Chief Sam Pena said the change is an admission of the widespread nature of the virus in the city and out of concern that callers were not always offering true information.For months, Pena pleaded with the public to give honest answers to protect firefighters, who have sustained large numbers of COVID-forced quarantines.The change was announced on the same day the Houston Fire Department attended a funeral for Capt. Leroy Lucio, Houston’s first firefighter to die from COVID-19.Houston Professional Fire Fighters Association president Marty Lancton told ABC13 he can’t understand why the department would want less information for firefighters instead of more.“Less information to the men and women on the front lines responding to calls is dangerous to firefighters, paramedics and citizens of Houston,” Lancton said.Chief Pena explained the change to HFD members in a memo obtained by 13 Investigates: “The prevalence of COVID-19 is high in the Houston area and COVID-19 cannot be ‘ruled out’ in the field nor appropriately screened via OEC. In the best interest of HFD members’ health and well-being, all addresses and patients should be considered as possible COVID-19 positive places and patients. No attempts should be made or opinions formed to consider and treat any patient as ‘non-COVID.’”The change is the second in recent weeks affecting COVID-19 information in dispatch. Earlier in July, the department stopped logging addresses of COVID-19 positive patients in the city-wide dispatch system. Chief Pena says that was taking too much time to enter thousands of cases in an antiquated system one by one.3:23 a.m.: Global confirmed cases of COVID-19 surpass 17 millionGlobally, there are now more than 17 million confirmed cases of COVID-19, per John Hopkins University tally.The current number now stands at 17,031,281 but the actual numbers are believed to be much higher due to testing shortages, many unreported cases and suspicions that some governments are hiding or downplaying the scope of their nations’ outbreaks.The global tally surpassed 15 million just eight days ago on July 22. Just four days later on July 26, the 16 million mark was reached.2:38 a.m.: Gov. DeSantis extends eviction and foreclosure moratorium until Sept. 1Florida’s governor, Ron DeSantis, has extended the moratorium on evictions and foreclosures until Sept. 1.The ban was initially set to expire on Aug. 1 but the governor extended it for the third time in three months after the moratorium began in April.State Rep. Ana Eskamani, D-Orlando, tweeted the news saying: “BREAKING— Eviction and foreclosure moratorium has been extended for another month.”DeSantis issued the executive order without comment.2:11 a.m.: Florida to pause COVID testing due to tropical weatherThe Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) announced that all state-supported drive-thru and walk-up COVID-19 testing sites will temporarily close at 5 p.m. on Thursday, July 30, in anticipation of impacts from Potential Tropical Cyclone Nine.Testing sites are closing out of an abundance of caution to keep individuals operating and attending the sites safe. All sites have free standing structures including tents and other equipment, which cannot withstand tropical storm force winds, and could cause damage to people and property if not secured.Potential Tropical Cyclone Nine is expected to impact Florida with heavy rains and strong winds arriving to South Florida as early as Friday. The sites will remain closed until they are safe to reopen, with all sites anticipated to be reopened at the latest by 8 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 5.Free COVID-19 testing remains available through local County Health Departments. Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
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