News, December 22nd

“Stimulus bill”: Congress gives working class the middle finger Democrat and Republican leaders in Congress announced a new $900 billion stimulus bill over the weekend for a second round of “relief” in the face of the worsening pandemic and related economic crisis. The bill comes after months of Congressional gridlock while millions of workers faceContinue reading “News, December 22nd”

News, December 8th

A Greener Future Begins with a Shift to Coal Alternatives As the world economy emerges from the COVID-19 crisis, the consumption of coal is expected to recover from its sharp decline during the pandemic. Demand for coal remains strong and helps to fuel economic development in emerging markets. Yet many countries, seeking a more sustainableContinue reading “News, December 8th”

News, December 4th

Anthony Fauci apologises for implying UK rushed COVID-19 vaccine approval Dr Anthony Fauci, America’s top infectious diseases expert, has apologised after his remarks created a bit of a stir in London for implying that the UK’s regulator had rushed the process when it became the first country to approve the Pfizer/BioNTech for rollout. In anContinue reading “News, December 4th”

News, December 3rd

99-year-old Croatian woman beats Covid-19 ZAGREB: A 99-year-old Croatian woman gave the thumbs up on Thursday after she successfully beat the new coronavirus. Margareta Kranjcec, who lives in an old people’s home in the central city of Karlovac, was hospitalised in late October after testing positive for Covid-19 but released three weeks later. “It’s over,Continue reading “News, December 3rd”

News, August 13th

China launches ‘Clean Your Plate Campaign’ China has officially launched a new version of “Clean Your Plate Campaign” flagged by Chinese President Xi Jinping, sparking speculation that the world’s most populous country faces food crisis following the COVID-19 pandemic. Xi earlier said that food wastage was shocking and distressing, and that it is necessary toContinue reading “News, August 13th”

News, August 10th

‘Hell’s kitchen’ in West Asia – IAF pilots flying the first batch of Rafales from the Dassault Aviation Facility in France had barely settled down to relax at the UAE’s Al Dhafra air base, where they were breaking journey, when they found themselves exposed to what they feared might be a fatal danger. They scrambledContinue reading “News, August 10th”

News, August 7th

Brazil decree to provide US$356 million for coronavirus vaccine – Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro issued a decree on Thursday (August 6) to provide BRL1.9 billion (US$356 million) in funds to purchase and eventually produce a COVID-19 vaccine being developed by AstraZeneca PLC and Oxford University researchers. Brazil’s Acting Health Minister General Eduardo Pazuello said theContinue reading “News, August 7th”