WORLD AT A STAGE

  • Google brings a new safety check feature for Pixel phones 02 Jun 2020 09:18 NEW DELHI: Tech giant Google has rolled out a new set of software feathers for its Pixel smartphones. With the recently announced features, Pixel smartphones get a safety check tool, which is designed to make you feel safe when you are alone. The safety …
  • South Side Residents Felt ‘Abandoned’ After Businesses Were Damaged, Set On Fire 02 Jun 2020 08:22 CHICAGO (CBS) — Chicago’s mayor and top cop responded to weekend violence that left countless businesses permanently damaged. CBS 2 Political investigator Dana Kozlov at Chicago’s policing strategy and how many of looters are actually being arrested. “The …
  • US National Governors Association releases guidance on managing natural disasters during pandemic conditions 02 Jun 2020 08:09 Details Published: Tuesday, 02 June 2020 08:01 The National Governors Association (NGA) has published ‘Planning for Concurrent Emergencies’, a memo outlining best practices for managing natural disasters during pandemic conditions, which create additional …
  • Niger: The Covid-19 crisis is a child rights crisis 02 Jun 2020 08:07 Our Representative, Dr. Félicité Tchibindat responds to our most pressing questions on the impact of Covid-19 on children. By Lalaina Fatratra Andriamasinoro What’s the situation in Niger? Niger reported its first case of Covid-19 on March 19. Two months …
  • UNDP provides 10,000 surgical masks, 30 Infrared thermometers to DMC 02 Jun 2020 07:23 The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Sri Lanka handed over 10,000 surgical masks and 30 Infrared thermometers to the Disaster Management Centre (DMC) to be distributed to relief centers, search and rescue teams and to those affected by the …
  • Insured Losses from Riots Reach ‘Catastrophe’ Levels, May Rival Record 02 Jun 2020 07:08 Rioting that erupted in cities across the United States after the Memorial Day death of George Floyd in Minneapolis may rival the 1992 Los Angeles riots to become the most costly civil disorder in United States history. The civil disturbance in Los Angeles …
  • Drones could carry out 'dull, dirty and dangerous' firefighting, royal commission hears 02 Jun 2020 06:20 Unmanned drones could help firefighters on the ground in future seasons by carrying out tasks that are currently too dangerous for people, the bushfire royal commission hears. The commission, which is hearing about how Australia can better prepare for, and …
  • Beyond the Crisis 02 Jun 2020 05:46 Aid, Economy & Trade, Environment, Financial Crisis, Global, Global Governance, Green Economy, Headlines, Health, Humanitarian Emergencies, Poverty & SDGs, TerraViva United Nations Opinion Now is the time to take advantage of this opportunity to …
  • Why Trump's threat to put US military troops on the streets is so controversial 02 Jun 2020 05:08 US President Donald Trump has vowed to use "heavily armed soldiers" to "dominate the streets" amid ongoing protests across America. With demonstrations set to continue long after curfew, Mr Trump delivered an extraordinary national …
  • QTS Realty Trust, Inc. Announces Upsize and Pricing of Forward Common Stock Offering 02 Jun 2020 04:32 OVERLAND PARK, Kan., June 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- QTS Realty Trust, Inc. (the "Company") (NYSE: QTS) today announced the upsize and pricing of an underwritten public offering of 4,400,000 shares of its Class A common stock ("common …
  • $188m accord reached with World Bank for environment protection 02 Jun 2020 04:30 ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Monday signed a $188 million agreement with the World Bank for environmental protection through forest regeneration and biodiversity conservation programmes and boosting the country’s climate-resilience through enhanced disaster risk …
  • World Meteorological Organization Predicts “Above Normal” Hurricane Season 02 Jun 2020 03:33 BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – The 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season begins today with a prediction of an above-normal hurricane season and the Caribbean having to deal with the effects of the coronavirus (COVID-19). “The COVID-19 pandemic, with its requirements for …
  • 'Sustaining livelihoods and enforcing steps against virus growing challenge' 02 Jun 2020 03:14 Islamabad:The coronavirus pandemic has brought new social, economic and political challenges for Pakistan like many other countries, so it has become increasingly challenging to sustain the livelihoods of millions of people while putting in place effective …
  • Last fire season was the biggest coordinated firefighting effort in Australian history 02 Jun 2020 02:52 More than 7,000 people from across the country and the world were deployed to help during the summer bushfire crisis, making it the largest response ever mounted in Australia. The commission, which is hearing about how Australia can better prepare for, and …
  • Psychological First Aid for your child in five steps 02 Jun 2020 02:40 LOS ANGELES, Calif. (KABC) -- A child's s unspoken questions about the George Floyd death and the ensuing demonstrations are distressing and potentially damaging according to USC crisis recovery specialists. "'Is this real? Can this really be …
  • A breath-giving initiative 02 Jun 2020 02:18 LAHORE: Perhaps the best corporate social responsibility (CSR) has come from an engineering components’ manufacturing body comprising small and medium entrepreneurs to produce US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved disposable ventilator -2,000 of …
  • Minister of Finance Đinh Tiến Dũng presented a report on piloting some financial and budget mechanisms and policies, affirming the need to develop a resolution suitable to the city. 02 Jun 2020 02:03   The National Assembly Standing Committee began phase two of the 45th session in the morning of Monday. — VNA/VNS Photo Trọng Đức HÀ NỘI — The National Assembly Standing Committee began phase two of its 45th session yesterday morning, focusing on the …
  • Coronavirus still a threat to credit scores despite congressional relief 02 Jun 2020 01:51 The coronavirus relief bill enacted by Congress in March aimed to shield credit scores from the fallout of consumers skipping loan payments due the pandemic. But observers say borrowers benefiting from the provision still face risks. The legislation aims …
  • Military may play significant role in defusing protests 02 Jun 2020 01:37 The Posse Comitatus Act bars the use of federal troops for domestic law enforcement. But by using the Insurrection Act, a president could supersede Posse Comitatus to suppress an insurrection, even without the explicit consent of a state's government. …
  • 'Letting Them Vent' Has Never Worked 02 Jun 2020 01:37 I was a teenager staying with my mother in a small home off Pico Boulevard in Los Angeles on April 29, 1992. At 3:15 p.m., right as school was ending for the day, the media had announced the acquittals of the four accused Los Angeles Police Department …
  • Build back better for health, equity, and climate 02 Jun 2020 01:32 As a pediatrician, I see the effects of climate change on health every day in my clinic. Climate change harms humans through increases in the following: heat related illness, natural disasters, mosquito and tick-borne infectious diseases, air pollution, …
  • FEMA head urges hurricane prep in midst of coronavirus pandemic 02 Jun 2020 01:27 WASHINGTON (NEXSTAR) — Monday marks the official start of the 2020 hurricane season. But this year is different, with communities preparing for a potential hit during a global pandemic. Never in our history have we had to deal with both disasters at the …
  • The truth of ‘New India’ 02 Jun 2020 01:20 Our founding fathers — Mahatma Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru and Sardar Patel — were firm believers in the idea that democracy and the institutions on which it stands, must be tested by constant and honest scrutiny. (File Photo) The greatest contributors to the …
  • 8 Effective Strategies 02 Jun 2020 00:49 Sponsored by Insperity Natural disasters, pandemics and other disruptive events create a host of problems for company leaders. Everything from structural damage to lost productivity and employee assistance must be handled simultaneously. Although it may be …
  • Google’s Pixel phones can now perform scheduled check-ins for your safety 02 Jun 2020 00:35 Every few months, since the Pixel 4’s launch, Google has been surprising users with ‘feature drops.’ It’s that time again, with Google adding four notable improvements to its flagship devices. As noted in the headlines, the most interesting feature might …
  • Balochistan govt approves programme to fight epidemics 02 Jun 2020 00:19 'Today a normal indivi­dual has become more sensit­ive toward health safety precau­tions' A file photo of Jam Kamal Khan. QUETTA: Balochistan Chief Minister Jam Kamal on Monday approved the provincial health department’s three-year program to fight …
  • JoCo Museum begins phased reopening, features temporary exhibit on community strength 01 Jun 2020 23:54 The new exhibit "Rising to the Challenge: Suburban Strength in Difficult Times" is available at the Johnson County Arts and Heritage Center's Cultural Commons beginning June 1. Photo courtesy of Johnson County Museum. The Johnson County …
  • Commentary: The US-China relationship just got a lot more complicated 01 Jun 2020 22:53 HONG KONG: As governments worldwide confront the terrible choice between saving lives from COVID-19 and protecting people’s livelihoods, economic indicators highlight the intensity of the dilemma. Unemployment has skyrocketed, trade has plunged, and the …
  • What’s the Impact of Turkmenistan’s COVID Delusion? 01 Jun 2020 22:46 AdvertisementThe Turkmen government maintains that it has detected no cases of the novel coronavirus that emerged from China in late December. In six months, the virus has infected more than 6.1 million people around the world; more than 372,000 have died. …
  • Lawsuit alleges Gov. Baker overstepped boundaries in pandemic 01 Jun 2020 21:21 By Chris Lisinski – State House News Service Jun 1, 2020, 2:58pm EDT Updated Jun 1, 2020, 3:47pm EDT Gov. Charlie Baker overstepped constitutional separation of powers with his statewide response to the COVID-19 pandemic, a national group alleged in a new …
  • A phantom called the Line of Actual Control 01 Jun 2020 21:16 At the heart of India’s and China’s continued inability to make meaningful progress on the boundary issue are four agreements — signed in September 1993, November 1996, April 2005 and October 2013 — between the two countries. Ironically, India and China …
  • The challenges of preparing for a hurricane amid the pandemic 01 Jun 2020 20:16 TORONTO -- On the first day of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season, Canadians and Americans in the Atlantic region are bracing for severe storms and hurricanes over the next few months. Hurricane activity in the North Atlantic Ocean is projected to be above …
  • Trump to deploy more 'federal assets' to respond to violent protests 01 Jun 2020 20:12 During Trump's phone call with governors, Milley pointed to studies showing that "when there is an overwhelming National Guard presence it actually deescalates the situation and causes less civil unrest," McEnany said. During the call, Esper …
  • Loss of land-based vertebrates is accelerating, study finds 01 Jun 2020 19:30 In 2015, Stanford biologist Paul Ehrlich coauthored a study declaring the world's sixth mass extinction was underway. Five years later, Ehrlich and colleagues at other institutions have a grim update: the extinction rate is likely much higher than …
  • Google brings new bedtime features, improved battery, and more to Pixel devices 01 Jun 2020 19:07 Every now and then, Google releases random feature drops to its Pixel phones, adding a variety of new capabilities to them. In March, there were new Motion Sense features for the Pixel 4, among many other things. Now, the company is bringing even more …
  • The great reopening starts across country 01 Jun 2020 18:24 Australia's leaders are considering more targeted stimulus as parts of the economy that were shut down through the coronavirus pandemic begin to reopen. People are now able to enjoy draught beers and sit-down meals across much of the nation, and beauty …
  • Third Pixel feature drop improves AI-powered Adaptive Battery, integrates Recorder and Google Assistant 01 Jun 2020 17:44 Google today announced the latest “feature drop” for its Pixel line of Android phones. Adaptive Battery now predicts when your battery will run out, the Recorder app is getting Google Assistant integration, new bedtime features aim to help you sleep better …
  • Nine Mennonite Brethren Congregations Among First Churches To Receive Spirit Of MDS Fund Grants 01 Jun 2020 17:11 WINNIPEG, Man. — Nine Mennonite Brethren congregations are among the first 21 churches that have received grants from the Mennonite Disaster Service (MDS) Canada Spirit of MDS Fund. Since its launch in late-April, the Fund has made grants totaling $23,000 …
  • PM’s aide announces Pakistan, WB agreement for environmental uplift programmes 01 Jun 2020 16:33 ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister’s Advisor Malik Amin on Monday said that the present government is taking all-out measures for the overall environmental protection through forest regeneration and biodiversity conservation programmes in addition to boosting the …
  • The Niger Response Overview – May 2020 01 Jun 2020 15:46 Key points Increased violence in bordering regions with Burkina Faso, Mali and Nigeria, and intercommunal conflict have caused an unprecedented humanitarian crisis in the Niger along with higher levels of food insecurity and malnutrition. Poor distribution …
  • Haiti: The Caribbean is ‘cash ready’ – but are humanitarian actors? 01 Jun 2020 15:46 1 June 2020 --- By Lynn Yoshikawa The Caribbean Atlantic hurricane season starts today, amidst the unprecedented COVID-19 response. At the launch of CaLP's "Winds of Change" briefing note on the use of CVA in the Caribbean, Ms. Andria …
  • Experts fear coronavirus second wave after protests 01 Jun 2020 15:29 With Rachel Roubein and Dan Goldberg Editor’s Note: POLITICO Pulse is a free version of POLITICO Pro Health Care's morning newsletter, which is delivered to our subscribers each morning at 6 a.m. The POLITICO Pro platform combines the news you need …
  • Pregnant in a pandemic? If you're stressed, there's help 01 Jun 2020 15:18 If you're pregnant during the COVID-19 pandemic, you might be feeling a unique type of stress. You might be uncertain about how an infection could affect your unborn baby. That's over and above the stress you might be feeling about the pregnancy …
  • Researchers predict up to 19 named storms this hurricane season. Here are their names 01 Jun 2020 15:05 Researchers at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) are predicting up to 19 named storms. They also forecast that 6-10 storms could become hurricanes (bearing winds that reach 74 mph or higher). And of those, they say 3 to 6 could be …
  • 13 ways Microsoft Azure beats AWS 01 Jun 2020 14:41 Amazon Web Services may dominate with a vast collection of products and options, but it’s far from the only game in the cloud. Microsoft, a company once known for its domination of personal computing, has slowly and steadily built its Azure cloud into a …
  • States respond in face of coronavirus, hurricanes 01 Jun 2020 14:27 With help from Zack Colman Editor’s Note: Morning Energy is a free version of POLITICO Pro Energy's morning newsletter, which is delivered to our subscribers each morning at 6 a.m. The POLITICO Pro platform combines the news you need with tools you can …
  • CORRECTING and REPLACING Schultze Special Purpose Acquisition Corp. Announces Non-Binding Letter of Intent for a Business Combination with Clever Leaves, a Leading Pharmaceutical-Grade Multi-National Cannabis Operator 01 Jun 2020 13:35 RYE BROOK, N.Y. & NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun 1, 2020-- Please replace the release with the following corrected version due to multiple revisions. The corrected release reads: Schultze Special Purpose Acquisition Corp. Announces Non-Binding Letter …
  • US Campaign Against Cuba’s Medical Brigades Targets Healthcare, Not ‘Forced Labor’ 01 Jun 2020 12:58   For decades, Cuba has sent tens of thousands of its medical professionals abroad to work in countries where natural disasters or poverty have left people without healthcare.  In the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, and the catastrophic US response to it, …
  • POLITICO Playbook: What is President Trump thinking? 01 Jun 2020 11:47 DRIVING THE DAY IT’S JUNE 1 -- 80 days since Friday, March 13, which many Americans remember as the last day of normalcy pre-Covid-19. AN UGLY MIASMA of disease, economic unrest and protests and riots is simmering around America. A deep, profound distrust …
  • More than half of Twitter's ‘Reopen America’ calls from bots, study finds 01 Jun 2020 11:16 In a now-familiar truth, scenario, malicious actors are creating bots to sow discontent and division. That's according to a new study out of Carnegie Mellon, which found that half of all Twitter calls to reopen the country may be from bots. It adds a …
  • Family feeds essential workers, helps restaurants amid coronavirus 01 Jun 2020 10:56 Mary Kathryn Kennard speaks about Project Be Kind, which feeds local first responders through local restaurants. Knoxville News Sentinel Mary Kathryn Kennard and her two children, Kathryn Durr, 9, and Fritz Durr, 7, were walking through Market Square in …
  • Reducing Economic Risk as Hurricane Season Arrives 01 Jun 2020 10:33 Hurricane Harvey, a devastating Category 4 hurricane, made landfall on Texas and Louisiana in August 2017, causing catastrophic flooding and many deaths. (wikipedia) June 1, 2020 EL PASO, Texas -- Today marks the start of hurricane season, and even as …
  • Baby boom after pandemic lockdowns? Maybe not 01 Jun 2020 10:21 It's happened before: Couples stuck at home during blizzards, hurricanes or other natural disasters enjoy some "alone time" – and a baby boom follows. But a new survey from researchers at the University of Florence in Italy suggests the same …
  • Coventry's 'Ramadan runner' beats the odds to raise £54k in epic 260km challenge 01 Jun 2020 10:16 A Coventry man has achieved the near impossible in a bid to raise money for charity. Haroon Mota, Coventry's 'Ramadan runner' has fought exhaustion and dehydration to run 260km over the month of Ramadan. Mr Mota ran every night whilst fasting, …
  • NPR Music's No. 1 Albums And Songs Of May 01 Jun 2020 09:55 Atlanta rapper Deante' Hitchcock. Courtesy of RCA Records hide caption toggle caption Courtesy of RCA Records At the end of every month, the NPR Music team picks their favorite albums and songs. Everyone has their passions and they vary widely, from …
  • Will Covid-19 Be a Turning Point in the Fight Against Racial Disparities in Health Care? 01 Jun 2020 09:30 (Guillermo Santos / NurPhoto via Getty Images) EDITOR’S NOTE:&nbspThe Nation believes that helping readers stay informed about the impact of the coronavirus crisis is a form of public service. For that reason, this article, and all of our …
  • States brace for disasters as pandemic collides with hurricane season 01 Jun 2020 09:26 “If a hurricane like Harvey hit again in the middle of pandemic, you’ve got kids maybe going back to school and you’ve got flu season...from a public health standpoint, it’s an absolute nightmare,” said Carrie Kroll, vice president of advocacy, quality and …
  • NC Shouldn’t Abandon Flood Resiliency Projects in Pandemic 01 Jun 2020 08:57 Rainwater from Hurricane Florence washes out a bridge in Waxhaw, North Carolina. (Adobe Stock) June 1, 2020 RALEIGH, N.C. -- The Atlantic hurricane season starts Monday, and weather watchers warn it could be an active one. So, experts say funding for flood …
  • Cash grants for major home renos to save tradie jobs 01 Jun 2020 08:53 It will be the first in a series of “JobMaker” stimulus packages for different sectors, and is aimed at ramping up economic activity before September to prevent a “cliff”, when the $1500-a-fortnight JobKeeper payment ends. Prime Minister Scott Morrison is …
  • How Can FL Reduce Economic Risk During Hurricane Season? 01 Jun 2020 07:53 Hurricane Dorian made it to Category 5 and parked above the Bahamas, flattening structures and leaving some 70,000 people homeless. (wikipedia) June 1, 2020 TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- The Atlantic hurricane season is now underway, and major forecasters are …

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