Monthly Archives: February 2022

GDP estimates for FY22: economic growth weighed down by mfg, construction

India’s real GDP grew 5.4 percent year-on-year (YoY) in the third quarter of fiscal 2022, according to the first data released by the National Statistics Office (NSO). While an unfavorable baseline was expected to flatten quarter-on-quarter growth from 8.5 percent in the second quarter of fiscal 2022, the NSO’s initial …

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Curtin study finds eDNA ‘game changer’ to protect native animals

Curtin University researchers have identified a “groundbreaking” way to protect native animals — including pygmy possums, western wood wallabies and Australian spotted godwits — using sophisticated DNA technology. Two research papers published in Molecular Ecology and biodiversity and nature conservationstudied animals and insects in several locations, including the Pilbara region …

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Doctors concerned about missing routine vaccinations during a pandemic

Feb 27, 2022 2:08 p.m LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — Millions across the country have missed their routine vaccinations amid the pandemic, and it’s something doctors will be concerned about for years to come. “There are some concerns and time will tell if we see an increase in some diseases that …

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Tobiko meets Deputy Foreign Minister Medina as Kenya plans to host UNEA-5

Keriako Tobiko, cabinet secretary at the Ministry of Environment and Forestry in Kenya, held a bilateral meeting with US Assistant Secretary of State for Oceans and International Environment and Science Affairs Monica Medina on Sunday. The meeting focused on areas of collaboration on zero ship emissions, ocean plastic pollution, global …

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Uncertainties remain in the global economic landscape, says the minister

Azlan Othman The global economic landscape is still uncertain due to the spread of COVID-19. The direction of economic recovery is still unpredictable, even with vaccines and immunization programs available around the world. Concerns about the emergence of new variants have impacted travel as well as each country’s economic recovery. …

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Assam’s biodiversity must be preserved: President Kovind

Assam’s biodiversity must be preserved: President Kovind Feb 26, 2022 at 6:23 p.m GUWAHATI, Feb 26 (UNI) President Ram Nath Kovind said Saturday that Assam is gifted with outstanding natural beauty and rich biodiversity and must be preserved. At Tezpur University’s convocation ceremony, Kovind said that every resident of Assam, …

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For some, the threat of a pandemic remains

Governor Polis on Friday urged the vaccinated Coloradans to go about their lives as usual. But for some, normal is not an option. DENVER — For most Coloradans, the return to normal is already happening. For others, the threat of a pandemic remains. And some people span both worlds. You …

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The government called for helping the hospitality sector to implement the single-use plastic ban

The trade body supports a planned ban on single-use plastics for April 2023 but wants the government to help the sector switch to alternative materials for items like bowls, plates and forks. The trade body’s call came as it responded to a consultation document from the Department for Environment, Food …

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Stock and energy markets after Russian attack on Ukraine

Along with the sanctions announced Thursday, Mr. Biden said these measures will “so weaken” Russia that it will give Mr. Putin “some difficult choices.” Mr Putin has been pushing for Western recognition of “a Russian sphere of influence in the post-Soviet states” for more than a decade, and he may …

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The intersection of wildlife and climate change

By Tom Gilbert New Jersey has always been a busy crossroads — and not just where major freeways intersect. This state we’re in is also a major crossroads for wild things. New Jersey is the northern tip of the range for many “southern” species and the southern tip for many …

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Changing people’s hearts and minds about vaccines

The public health campaign to sell people with COVID-19 vaccines is more than a year old, but its success has been limited. The most recent strain of the virus shows that unvaccinated people are significantly more likely to contract the omicron variant, resulting in higher hospitalizations and deaths. This reality …

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Beauty By Earth goes plastic neutral to fight the plastic epidemic

Clean beauty brand goes plastic neutral with rePurpose Global. Carrollton-based Beauty By Earth, a family-run skincare brand dedicated to obsessive natural beauty, is now Plastic Neutral certified. The company has partnered with rePurpose Global to fund the recovery of as much natural plastic waste as it uses in its packaging …

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Feenix closes its third private credit and venture capital debt closed-end fund

NEW YORK – February 23, 2022 – (Newswire.com) Feenix Venture Partners (“Feenix”), an alternative asset manager focused on private credit and venture debt, today announced the final closing of its third closed-end fund, FVP Opportunity Fund III, LP (“ FVP III”). FVP III closed with over $58 million in committed …

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Analysts: Nigeria’s quarterly GDP decline highlights weak economic growth

DESCENT GDP growth declined for three consecutive quarters in 2021 The decline in Nigeria’s gross domestic product (GDP) growth for the three consecutive quarters of 2021 – from 5.01 percent in the second quarter of 2021 to 3.98 percent in the fourth quarter of 2021 – underscores the need for …

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Insect wing beats will help quantify biodiversity – ScienceDaily

Insect populations are shrinking worldwide, with major consequences for our ecosystems and without us knowing exactly why. A new AI method from the University of Copenhagen aims to help monitor and catalog insect biodiversity, which has been quite a challenge so far. Insects are indispensable in nature as plant pollinators, …

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OHA VACCINATION, TESTING SITES CONTINUE, DEMOBILIZE FEMA SITES

February 22, 2022 3:30 am The Oregon Health Authority continues to sponsor numerous COVID-19 vaccination and testing centers across the state, while the Federal Emergency Management Agency begins demobilizing its mobile vaccine units. An OHA release said FEMA will cease operating its three mobile vaccine units in Oregon by the …

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New Jersey Rep. John McKeon proposes bill to reduce shipping supplies to reduce plastic waste

NEW JERSEY (WABC) — A bill has been introduced that could help reduce the amount of plastic waste generated by online shopping. New Jersey Rep. John McKeon said he thought about the bill after receiving a small item in a huge box full of packaging. “Earlier this year I ordered …

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How to find the best business loan – Forbes Advisor UK

Whether you are considering expanding your business with new premises or equipment or investing in recruitment or marketing, you may be considering taking out a business loan. To help you decide if a business loan is the right financing option for you, here we take a look at what they …

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[NEWS IN FOCUS] As China’s growth slows, Korea is likely to follow

The Chinese national flag was raised at the opening ceremony of the Beijing Winter Olympics earlier this month. [YONHAP] When China catches a cold, Korea sneezes, and this is becoming a growing concern as growth in the world’s second largest economy begins to slow. Exports could be hit and that …

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Biodiversity competitions in Goa attract national and global interest | Goa News

Panaji: Goa-based youth organization Abhivyakti Panaji recently organized a national-level competition to raise awareness about biodiversity and environmental protection. The competition ran over 45 days and included individuals from 18 states and union territories. The photos, memes and posters related to biodiversity and environmental protection shared by Abhivyakti Panaji on …

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New data shows that Omicron is spreading and infecting those who are vaccinated with a booster shot

“Although preliminary evidence suggests that booster doses may improve protection against Omicron, studies are underway to fully determine the vaccine’s effectiveness,” the Lancet study said. “Given the natural lag between infection and severe consequences, we await further data on Omicron on the effectiveness of vaccination in preventing major disease – …

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Ban toxic plastic wet wipes to save Scottish beaches and wildlife

A Sunday Mail campaign is launched today to end the sale of toxic plastic wet wipes that are clogging our beaches and killing wildlife. A staggering 1 billion wipes are flushed down our toilets every year – and around 90 percent contain plastics that take more than 100 years to …

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Sultan Al Jaber: Proactive climate protection promotes stability and economic growth

Home » News » Sultan Al Jaber: Proactive Climate Action Improves Stability and Economic Growth February 19, 2022 UAE coordinates with UK and Egypt to ensure continuity at COP28 Climate protection, peace, stability and prosperity are closely intertwined Our goal is to reduce emissions, not reduce growth …

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Daily Mortgage Rates End Week Higher | February 19 & 20, 2022

MMortgage rates ended the week higher again. The average rate for a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage is now 4.424%, up 0.038 percentage points from last Friday. The 15-year fixed rate loan is on average 3.456% and the rate of a 5/1 adjustable rate mortgage is 3.186%. Borrowers looking for a refinance …

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NGOs oppose plan to lift bunker ban in South Africa’s Algoa Bay

Port Elizabeth Harbor (Frans-Banja Mulder / CC BY 3.0) Published 02/18/2022 21:16 by The Maritime Executive Environmentalists and conservationists in South Africa have opposed government plans to lift a ban on bunkering services off the coast of Port Elizabeth (Gqeberha) …

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Hillsborough County – Hillsborough County will not be offering COVID-19 vaccinations on February 21

Posted February 18, 2022 | 5:20 p.m COVID-19 Coronavirus Update #367 Hillsborough County, Fla. (February 18, 2022)– Hillsborough County will not be offering COVID-19 vaccinations on Monday, February 21 due to planned electrical work at the West Tampa Community Resource Center. However, COVID-19 testing continues. Testing is the only …

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NC Gov. Cooper should phase out single-use plastics at state facilities

Although recycling is widespread, the equivalent of two garbage trucks of plastic is dumped into the ocean every minute. The recent Fayetteville Observer article: “Plastic bag bans and fees pit NC communities against General Assembly‘ notes how popular a plastic bag ban was in the Outer Banks. The region’s representative …

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Lender seeks to exclude Jack Terzi’s Soho ‘jewel box’

Jack Terzi and 63 Spring Street (LinkedIn, Google Maps) Jack Terzi’s ‘jewel box’ in Soho could be seized. Wells Fargo, acting as trustee for Commercial Mortgage Bondholders, is seeking to seize Terzi’s property at 63 Spring Street, alleging Terzi has been in default on an $18.5 million CMBS loan since …

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Opinion: US Birth Rate Has Fallen Since the Great Recession of 2007 Despite Recovering Growth and Wealth – What Happened?

Up until the Great Recession, the number of babies born per woman in the US had been stable for three decades. The birth rate fluctuated within a relatively narrow range, often in tandem with economic conditions, with fewer babies being born during lean times and births rebounding when economic growth …

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Speed ​​dating with the future, a romance with science and biodiversity

Biodiversity, Climate Protection, Climate Change, Development and Aid, Environment, Featured, Global, Green Economy, Natural Resources, TerraViva United Nations biodiversity Nature Insight: Speed ​​Dating with the Future’, an IPBES podcast, spreads the love of science and nature. The aim is to change perceptions and to arouse interest in animals such as …

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RR vet reiterates the importance of rabies vaccinations in animals

dr George Abernathy kept repeating one thing about animal rabies: don’t mess with it, period. dr George Abernathy prepares to give a rabies vaccine to a 3-month-old dog named Asher Wednesday, February 16, 2022 at the Sunrise Veterinary Clinic in Rio Rancho. Matt Hollinshead/Observer With the recent report of a …

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Freddie Mac Announces First Automated Direct Deposit Earnings Assessment — RISMedia

Freddie Mac announced that the company will launch a new automated capability that will allow mortgage lenders to assess a potential homebuyer’s income paid by direct deposit to reduce the paper documentation burden for borrowers so they can close deals. loans faster and simplify the loan process. This income assessment …

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St. Landry continues to improve and plans millions of dollars in economic growth

St. Landry Parish now has the elements that local economic development leaders believe are necessary to attract continued economic and infrastructure growth, particularly along the Interstate 49 corridor between Carencro and Opelousas. According to Bill Rodier of the South Landry Economic Development District, investors and companies who want to locate …

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Twelve communities in Clare have been funded to promote biodiversity

TWELVE Clare communities are receiving support to increase local efforts to protect native plants and animals through the development of biodiversity plans. Support is provided by the Community Foundation for Ireland in partnership with the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage’s National Parks and Wildlife Service as part of …

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New proof of vaccination rules in Boston

New proof of vaccination rules in Boston Updated February 15, 2022 5:30 am EST Hide Transcript View Transcript AQUARIUM WITH WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW. MA:TT ALL 12 YEARS OLD AND OVER WHO WANT TO VISIT AN ATTRACTION SUCH AS THE NEW A LIT AQUARIUM ARE REQUIRED FROM TODAY TO …

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Minimizing single-use plastic is critical to a sustainable future – The Island

Authentic Ayurvedic medicine In support of the rapid revival of Sri Lanka’s tourism industry, the European Union (EU) Delegation to Sri Lanka has allocated funds to help strengthen local wellness tourism capacity to help transform Sri Lanka into an attractive wellness tourism destination. This is carried out under the direction …

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Is Costco good for mortgages?

Costco is known for selling huge amounts of food and toiletries, roast chickens and pizza, and furniture and major appliances in its warehouse-style stores across the country. The members-only wholesale chain also offers something even bigger online: Costco mortgages. The Costco Membership Mortgage Program could help you buy or refinance …

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How Yukon’s booming economy and rapid population growth led to a housing crisis

It’s widely said among locals that the Yukon is “Canada’s best kept secret” — referring to the territory’s pristine wilderness and welcoming culture. But the secret seems to be out. According to the 2021 Canada Census figures, the Yukon led the country in population growth since 2016, increasing 12.1 percent …

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First Biodiversity Park to Conserve Endangered Herbs: The Tribune India

Tribune News Service Shimlah, February 13 The state’s first biodiversity park, established at Rs 1 crore in Bhulah in Mandi District’s Janjehli Valley, will prove to be a boon for research as well as conservation of endangered Himalayan herbs. Biodiversity Park in Janjehli Valley near Mandi will help …

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COVID cases fall as over 80% of Ridgefield is fully vaccinated

RIDGEFIELD, CT — Coronavirus cases and hospitalizations continue to decline as state health officials turned their attention last week to relaxing local mask mandates. The number of state residents hospitalized with the coronavirus fell below 500 on Friday to 467. On the same day, the state Health Department reported that …

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Australia pushes plastic export ban amid pollution crisis

Australia has already imposed a ban on waste exports after China announced in 2017 that it would ban all waste imports by 2021. Australia has already stopped exporting whole new tires and unprocessed individual resin/polymer plastics. From July 1, 2024, unsorted paper and cardboard will be banned. The European Union …

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The CMA CGM Group decides to stop transporting plastic waste on its ships

In a landmark decision in the shipping industry made at the recently concluded One Ocean Summit organized by Emmanuel Macron, President of the French Republic, Rodolphe Saadé, Chairman and CEO of CMA CGM Group, announced in a speech, that the group will no longer carry plastic waste aboard its ships. …

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California MP proposes bill requiring companies to vaccinate employees

OAKLAND, California. – Rep. Buffy Wicks (D-Oakland) is among the California lawmakers introducing legislation to require all businesses to have their employees receive the COVID-19 vaccine. She says it is the way out of the pandemic uncertainty that has lasted for almost two years. The bill would make the Golden …

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Are refinancing and agency volumes really under threat in 2022?

It is possible to continue to increase your volume this year despite the current challenges. We know that refinancing volume is declining, that Agency operations will shrink and become more expensive, and that a growing number of borrowers will not qualify for Agency guidelines. Non-QM is a solution to these …

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The US is pushing with France for a global deal to reduce plastic pollution in the oceans

United Nations – The United Nations, the US and France have set out to forge an ambitious UN treaty to reduce the amount of plastic pollution in the world oceans. They hope to get other nations to sign a deal along the lines of 2015 Paris Climate Pact. “Plastic waste …

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Report identifies economic growth as a means to fund high-speed rail network

A report released by the UNSW City Futures Research Center suggests that land value growth could be used to fund a high-speed rail network spanning Australia’s east coast. The report, titled High-Speed ​​Rail Value Uplift: Preliminary Investigation Report, estimates that the estimated increase in land values ​​due to high-speed rail …

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World Legume Day 2022: One dish at a time to save biodiversity

Although our diets today are increasingly reliant on processed foods, this has not always been the case. It was only after World War II, thanks to rapid economic development in many parts of the world, that traditional dishes considered “poor” were replaced by inferior animal proteins made accessible by the …

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Measuring T cell responses to SARS-CoV-2 vaccination and infection in healthcare workers using two different assays

Measuring the immune response in partially and fully vaccinated individuals is desirable to compare vaccination schedules, assess immunocompromised individuals, monitor responses to emerging variants of concern, and determine the need for booster vaccinations as a severe acute coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). to determine respiratory syndrome. Vaccinations are being rapidly introduced …

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Plastic pollution in the oceans will increase for decades even with immediate action

“We find it in the deepest ocean trenches, on the sea surface and in the Arctic sea ice,” says the biologist Melanie BergmanCo-author of the study published on Tuesday. Some regions — like the Mediterranean, eastern China and the Yellow Sea — already contain dangerous levels of plastic, while others …

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Borrowers can mitigate the impact of potential rate hikes

BBorrowers have no say in the direction of interest rates. Supply and demand, which includes the US Federal Reserve, determines rates, including mortgage rates. But individual borrowers can be in control of their individual loans, and the decisions they make can help them secure the lowest financing rate possible. Some …

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Economic growth may have reduced incentives to study as male early school leavers increase

The strong economic growth that Malta has experienced in recent years may have had unforeseen effects and contributed to the country falling short of an EU target of keeping more teens in post-secondary education after leaving school. In the last decade, the rate of early school leavers in Malta has …

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Gabon delivers blueprint to protect oceans

Image: Bycatch of fisheries in Gabonese waters outlook more Credit: Tim Collins/WCS Gabon’s network of marine protected areas (MPAs) offers a blueprint that could be used in many other countries, experts say. Since announcing a new MPA network in 2014, Gabon has created 20 protected areas, increasing the protection of …

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Boston’s “B Together” vaccination requirement ends when these goals are met

Boston Mayor Michelle Wu on Tuesday defined a set of public health metrics that, if met, would trigger an end to the city’s COVID-19 vaccination requirement for indoor businesses. The rule, known as the “B Together” policy, will remain in effect until the Boston Public Health Commission reports that the …

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Pope Francis: Throwing plastic into the sea is ‘criminal’ and ‘kills the earth’ | earth strike

Rome – On February 6, Pope Francis branded throwing plastic into the sea as “criminal” and called for a renewed commitment to environmental protection. “It kills biodiversity, it kills the earth, it kills everything,” the pope said. Francis’ rebuke over littering came during an hour-long interview with popular Italian news …

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The Cariboo economic region will see minimal job growth over the next decade

(Photo provided by Pixabay) The long-term job prospects for the Cariboo economic region, which includes Prince George, Quesnel and Williams Lake, are not so rosy. According to the BC government’s jobs report, job demand is projected to grow at an average rate of just 0.4% over the next decade – …

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Westmeath communities provided grants to develop biodiversity plans

Released: Mon Feb 7, 2022 10:27 am Seven Westmeath communities have received grants to enable them to increase local efforts to protect native plants and animals by developing biodiversity plans. Support is provided by the Community Foundation for Ireland in partnership with the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage’s …

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COVID-19 vaccination rate rises among black Georgians

ATLANTA The data shows that the gap in COVID-19 vaccination rates between black and white residents of Georgia has essentially closed. State figures from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution Report show that the rate of black Georgians vaccinated with at least one vaccine is now 52.3%, compared to 53% for whites. The …

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3M supports the Plastic Flamingo Waste Management Project in PH

During a recent visit by 3M representatives, Plastic Flamingo’s local partners joined the orientation for selected waste collectors. INVOLVED PHOTO 3M is responding to the call to fight and reduce plastic pollution, while optimizing social impact, with a commitment to continuing to drive sustainability and efficiency. It aims to enable …

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Why the impressive pace of investment growth is likely to continue

February 5, 2022 fOR YEARS After the global financial crisis, the global economy was starved of investment. The aftermath of the Covid-19 downturn was drastically different. In America, private non-residential investment is only about 5% below its pre-pandemic trend, compared to a nearly 25% deficit in mid-2010, the corresponding point …

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Pashan Lake is slowly losing its biodiversity: study

PUNE: Local residents and environmentalists are concerned about the dwindling biodiversity of Lake Pashan, once a favorite haunt of migratory birds. A recent visit by MP Vandana Chavan at the behest of citizens and environmentalists put the deteriorating condition of Lake Pashan back in the spotlight. Chavan discussed issues such …

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“When it comes to vaccinations, emotions trump facts and logic”

What happens when the sensitive topic of vaccination comes between two best friends? That is the timely theme of Emily Edwards’ fast and gripping new novel The Herd. So it is surprising to learn in her author’s note that the germ of the idea for this was born long before …

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I’m on the Zero Waste Path. do you want to follow me – GV wire

As I cover zero waste initiatives across California and the small businesses in Fresno striving to offer more sustainable options, I thought I’d share my own zero waste journey. Liz Juárez opinion A few years ago, in my early 20s, I was diagnosed with a medical condition that prompted me …

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Netflix just made it easier to quit shows you don’t like

If you’re the type of person who watches a lot of shows and doesn’t finish them – or maybe you don’t want your viewing habits showing up on Netflix’s home screen – Netflix has good news for you. . Normally, Netflix users who activate the service will see a list …

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India’s largest refinancing is set to boost economic growth

The Indian government completed its largest refinancing operation, replacing central bank-held Bunds to spend more to boost economic growth, which had contracted at its fastest pace in four decades last fiscal year. Interest payments account for a quarter of total Indian government spending and the refinancing extends the period over …

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Paraguay’s drought is hitting biodiversity and indigenous communities hardest

Record-breaking heatwaves in Paraguay have resulted in water shortages and wildfires that are threatening local biodiversity and many of the indigenous communities that nurture it. Indigenous groups such as the Aché and Ava Guaraní have lost their crops and are likely to face food insecurity if the drought persists through …

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Africa needs to speed up vaccinations even though Omicron is reportedly milder, WHO says

A healthcare worker administers a dose of AstraZeneca (COVID-19) vaccine at Narok County Referral Hospital in Narok, Kenya December 1, 2021. REUTERS/Baz Ratner Sign up now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com to register JOHANNESBURG/NAIROBI, Feb 3 (Reuters) – Africa needs to speed up vaccinations six-fold if it hopes to …

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ROLLINS INC: Entering into a Material Definitive Agreement, Creating a Direct Financial Obligation or Obligation Under an Off-Balance Sheet Arrangement of a Registrant, Financial Statements and Exhibits (Form 8-K)

Item 1.01. Conclusion of a significant definitive agreement. At January 27, 2022, Rollins, Inc. (“Rollins”), a Delaware Company, and certain of its subsidiaries have entered into an amendment (the “Amendment”) to an existing credit agreement (as amended, the “Credit Agreement”) with Truist Bank in its capacity as Administrative Agent and …

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“Levelling-up”: The government’s plans are not sufficient to promote economic growth and fight inequality

The government’s leveling-up plan dodges the tough decisions, it says Heinrich Uberman. Countering the economic forces behind the UK’s spatial disparities will require addressing a number of obstacles and allowing for different approaches – and the funds made available so far do not seem commensurate with the scale of the …

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WWF, Grieg Foundation to Reduce Plastic Pollution in PH Waters

The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) has partnered with the Philippine government to reduce plastic waste in their domestic waters. In the Solid Waste Management Baseline Study in Philippine Ports, WWF reported that approximately 114,927 kg of plastic waste is generated by ports and 128,970 kg of plastic waste …

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