Monthly Archives: June 2022

Not your typical non-profit lender

Sponsored: A Unique Approach to Small Business Lending (From the hip) | A photo of Chris Myers, CEO of B:Side Capital. By B:Side Capital has served Colorado businesses for over 30 years and is now excited to expand its impact in Utah in partnership with lenders. | June 30, 2022, …

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Powell says economic growth is likely to slow as pressures to de-globalize increase

Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell said he thought it was “fairly likely” that forces of deglobalization would increase, leading to a more fractional new normal characterized by higher inflationary pressures, lower productivity and slower economic growth. Powell made the comments June 29 during a panel discussion at the European Central …

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#LCAW2022: Biodiversity – a natural concern

To celebrate London’s Climate Action Week, this article appears as part of IFA Magazine’s editorial campaign during the week, which aims to highlight key issues, news and views on climate change. Written by Joe Yallop, Parmenion Investment Analyst We depend entirely on the Earth’s ecosystems to provide the food, clean …

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Acute COVID-19 and vaccinations induce cross-reactive antibody responses in breast milk

As of June 28, 2022, severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), the virus responsible for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), has infected over 545 million people and caused over 6.3 million deaths worldwide caused. To learn: Broad cross-reactive IgA and IgG against human coronaviruses in milk induced by COVID-19 vaccination …

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Aquaman speaks out at the UN conference on the world’s oceans

Hollywood actor Jason Momoa is taking his role as Aquaman, protector of the deep oceans, off screen. While attending a UN conference in Portugal, Momoa was named the UN Environment Programme’s new advocate for underwater life – an honored position to recognize his work protecting marine life. Photo credit: UNEP. …

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JEA and JaxPort plan to increase power lines to accommodate larger cargo ships

JaxPort and JEA have agreed on a plan to hoist power lines spanning the St. Johns River by 2026 so the high-voltage cables don’t present an air obstacle to giant cargo ships coming to Jacksonville. JaxPort and JEA officials have had awkward conversations over the power lines for a number …

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There were 26 green projects in Cornwall – all aimed to combat declining biodiversity and restore its natural environment

The first year of the five-year G7 Legacy Nature Restoration Project ends in June 2022 and funding has been secured for further innovative new projects as well as furthering the vision of Natural England, Cornwall Wildlife Trust and other partners to continue improving Cornwall. The G7 Legacy Project aims to …

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NYC awaits additional monkeypox vaccines, city health department says

STATEN ISLAND, NY — The New York City Health Department said Sunday it could not offer additional appointments or conduct walk-ins to get a dose of the monkeypox vaccine due to limited supply. “NYC is still waiting to receive additional doses of the monkeypox vaccine,” the city’s health department said …

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On and off screen, Aquaman’s Jason Momoa fights for the oceans │ GMA News Online

CARCAVELOS, Portugal – Popular Hollywood actor Jason Momoa plays the role of protector of the deep in the superhero blockbuster Aquaman, but with real-life threats to the world’s oceans, he’s taking the fight off-screen as well. “Without healthy life in the ocean, our planet as we know it would not …

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2 REITs that are outperforming the Dow Jones

Index funds are not only a proven way to invest in equity markets: the indices that these funds track serve as a standard benchmark for measuring performance. Take the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETFfor example. While it’s not unusual for managed funds and …

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How BioScapes’ Terry Smithson is attempting to address the biodiversity crisis

ECOLOGISTS of a certain age will probably fondly remember first reading Last Chance To See, a book that introduced thousands of readers to a variety of endangered and exotic creatures. Written by Douglas Adams, bestselling author of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, and zoologist Mark Carwardine, the book shed …

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Banning single-use plastic is a long way off, AU professor tells The New Indian Express

Express Message Service VISAKHAPATNAM: Considering the convenience plastic offers, there is little chance for governments or organizations to ban it, said Professor Bala Prasad of Andhra University, adding that people would not allow such a move. He explained that there are several ways to regulate the use of plastic, stressing …

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How Black Asset Manager uses acquisitions and new ventures to grow

Using acquisitions and entering new businesses among its strategies, Blueprint Capital Advisors (BCA) is taking aggressive steps to attract investors and help the company grow. The Newark, N.J.-based firm is among a handful of black-owned companies doing business nationwide in the multi-trillion dollar asset management industry. CEO of Blueprint Jacob …

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How inflation and interest rates could affect Italy’s budget

Bbefore the During the pandemic, a cause for excitement among economists was that the real interest rates governments were paying on their debt had fallen below the rate of economic growth in most rich countries, allowing governments to spend more freely and worry less about accumulating to get out of …

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A massive loss of biodiversity would hurt creditworthiness around the world, the report warns

Plants are seen in a burned forest at the Nembi Guasu Conservation Area in Charagua, Bolivia, September 24, 2019. REUTERS/David Mercado/File Photo Sign up now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com to register LONDON, June 23 (Reuters) – A major global biodiversity loss could wreak enough economic damage by the …

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NextWave adds Logitech, Prevented Ocean Plastic, #tide ocean material to consortium

NextWave Plastics has welcomed international consumer technology company Logitech and ocean plastics suppliers, Prevented Ocean Plastic, and #tide ocean material to its consortium of cross-industry companies and organizations that are taking measurable steps to keep plastic in the economy and out of the ocean. Nearly five years after NextWave Plastics …

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BlockFi obtains a $250 million line of credit from FTX

Crypto lender BlockFi secured $250 million revolving line of credit from crypto exchange FTXCEO Zac Prince announced on Twitter on Tuesday morning. “Today @BlockFi signed a term sheet with @FTX_Official to secure a $250m revolving credit facility giving us access to capital which further strengthens our balance sheet and the …

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The NSW budget is set to ignite the government’s growth spurt but the risks are ‘elevated’.

Important new spending initiatives include support for household living costs and measures to improve women’s economic opportunities. But the strong economic recovery has also delivered a boost in revenue over the next four years, including $11.5 billion more GST than previously forecast and a $3.8 billion increase in mining fees …

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Five highly protected marine areas planned in English waters | conservation

Five Marine Highly Protected Areas (HPMAs) could be created by the government to ban all fishing and revitalize the sea, the Guardian has learned. Subject to stricter regulations to allow depleted marine life to recover, the new generation of marine protected areas will cover the Lindisfarne coast in Northumberland and …

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COVID vaccines for children under 5 to begin – NBC Chicago

COVID-19 vaccinations for US infants, toddlers and preschoolers are due to begin this week, but what should parents know as the country prepares for another vaccine rollout? Even though the COVID-19 pandemic has been going on for more than two years, there are still many questions individuals might have if …

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South African artist creates stunning textured portraits to raise awareness of plastic pollution

This South African artist uses plastic waste to create stunning, highly textured portraits at his studio in Booysens, Johannesburg. Source: africannews/Youtube Mbongeni Buthelezi uses plastic waste he collects from local dumps and city streets, “animals are dying, fish are dying in the ocean — because of this material and because …

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The outlook for the global economy turns bleak as “once in a lifetime” shocks take their toll

The US is better positioned to deal with the slowdown than most other countries, experts say, as it will be economically strong this year and able to produce almost all the food and energy it needs. But decades of globalization have linked the world so closely that no nation is …

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Do Kwon and Terraform Labs Hit by Class Action Lawsuit

Do Kwon, Terra’s “broken-hearted” co-creator, headlines a series of named defendants in a class action filed in U.S. District Court for Northern California on Friday. Kwon is joined by a group that includes Terraform Labs, Jump Crypto and Three Arrows Capital. Plaintiff Nick Patterson alleges, among other charges, that the …

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UGA experts work on Jimmy Carter’s solar farm to protect biodiversity | National News

PLAINS – Solar farms are becoming increasingly popular for landowners to power their communities. Using a series of ground-mounted solar panels that absorb the sun’s energy, solar farmers are paid to send unused power to the grid for distribution. As solar farms spring up across the United States, University of …

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UPDATE: Free vaccinations and booster shots available throughout the city

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – Multiple locations will be available for first and second dose COVID-19 vaccines and booster shots next week. The City-County Public Health District’s immunization clinics will close Monday, June 20 for the June 16 holiday, but will reopen on Tuesday, June 21. However, the clinics at La …

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Lending tools to witness huge growth by 2031 – Designer Women

A Loan Origination Tools report has been released which provides an overview of the global Loan Origination Tools industry along with a detailed explanation that provides ample insight. The definition of the product/service as well as the different applications of this product/service in the different sectors of end-user loan origination …

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China’s tech regulation getting ‘more rational’: JD.com Top Exec

At China’s annual 618 Shopping Festival, domestic e-commerce giants like JD.com generate billions of dollars in sales on their platforms. The 2022 edition comes against a backdrop of slowing economic growth in China and sluggish consumer spending. vcg | Getty Images EMBARGO will be lifted at 6am on Friday 17 …

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Covid updates: Fauci has his first positive test for the coronavirus

dr Anthony Fauci has not been in close contact with President Biden or other senior government officials recently, the institute he heads said in a statement.Recognition…Stefani Reynolds for the New York Times WASHINGTON – Maybe it was just a matter of time. dr Anthony S. Fauci, President Biden’s chief medical …

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Scientists Warn of a New Sea Pollution Threat Called ‘Plastitar’

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) — Scientists fear two forms of ocean pollution are converging into some kind of super pollution. Some of them are now sounding the alarm to prevent the problem from getting worse. For years, environmental groups have warned of the dangers of microplastics reaching San Francisco Bay. Microscopic …

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G20 economic growth slows to 0.7 percent in Q1 – Latest News – The Nation

ANKARA – The Group of Twenty (G20) nations saw their cumulative GDP growth rate slow to 0.7 percent in the first quarter of 2022, according to preliminary estimates released Tuesday. The figure was below the 1.3 percent quarterly growth rate recorded in the last three months of last year, the …

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Tilenga biodiversity program launched-TotalEnergies – East African Business Week

Kampala, June 8, 2022 – TotalEnergies EP Uganda today launched the Tilenga Biodiversity Program, an initiative to protect and conserve biodiversity in and around the Tilenga project area. The Biodiversity Action Plan rests on four central pillars.• Reducing human pressures and strengthening the ecological resilience of the Murchison Falls Conservation …

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COVID-19 vaccines pose quite a dilemma for patients suffering from fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome

LOS ANGELES (KABC) — What if you had a condition where drugs and vaccines have the potential to induce long periods of debilitation? The need for COVID-19 vaccines has presented these patients with quite a dilemma. Fibromyalgia often makes 73-year-old Nancy Ries feel invisible. “People don’t believe you because you …

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Local efforts have reduced plastic pollution on Australia’s beaches by almost 30% in 6 years

Credit: Adobe Stock/lazyllama It’s common to hear about large amounts of plastic waste floating in our oceans. But while the problem of plastic waste is growing worldwide, in Australia things are going the other way. Because we find most of the plastic waste on Australia’s beaches comes from usnot from …

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Bank Raya boosts gig economy in Indonesia with instant rescue funds for BRILink agent bankers

The neobank has made its Pinang Paylater technology available to BRILink agents, a nationwide network of MSME owners who act as unofficial bankers to their villages. Agents now have faster access to more capital and can offer different repayment periods to borrowers. SUMMARY Bank Raya is the newly transformed neobank …

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In the “miracle city” of Shenzhen, people fear for China’s economic future

SHENZHEN, China, June 13 (Reuters) – David Fong made his way from a poor village in central China to the southern boomtown of Shenzhen as a young man in 1997. Over the next 25 years he worked for a number of foreign manufacturers before building his own multi-million dollar business …

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Redesigned rivers boost Amazon’s hyper-biodiversity

From the window of a passenger plane flying over the Amazon, the view is breathtaking. “It’s just miles away from rivers and river islands,” said Lukas Musher, a postdoctoral fellow at Drexel University’s Academy of Sciences. The mighty rivers below branch out into a dense, tree-like network that has continually …

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Fully vaccinated account for half of Arkansas’ active COVID cases

PRESCOTT, Ark. – Coronavirus cases continue to trend up in Arkansas. On Saturday, the Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) reports the highest number of active cases since February. Nevada County’s Shar Koger is battling COVID with over 6,500 other Arkansans, and according to the Department of Health, half of them, …

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Dozens turn out at Halifax Park to clean up the shoreline during Ocean Week – Halifax

Dozens of people turned out at a park in the heart of Halifax for a coast cleanup for Canada’s Ocean Week. The aim of the Point Pleasant Park event was to raise awareness of plastic pollution in the Atlantic and on beaches. Continue reading: Giant Right Whale Sculpture for Coastal …

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Ares returns control of company he seized from Novalpina buyout fund

Ares Management is to return control of a French drugmaker it seized from the struggling billion-euro private equity fund that owns spyware maker NSO Group, paving the way for a sale that could make money for investors. The US private markets giant has reached a “mutually acceptable resolution” on XO …

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CITN hopes for economic growth amid rising inflation

The Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (CITN) has expressed optimism about improving Nigerian economy growth despite mounting inflationary challenges. In March 2022 inflation rose to 18.17% from 17.33% in February 2022. That’s up 0.82 percentage points from February, according to the Consumer Price Index report released by the National …

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Canada improves migratory bird regulations to protect biodiversity

Nearly 400 species of migratory birds come to Canada and they are vital to Canada’s biodiversity Steven Guilbeault, Secretary of State for Environment and Climate Change, announced in an organizational statement,1 it modernizes the Migratory Birds Regulations (MBR) as part of the Government of Canada’s commitment to the protection and …

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COVID-19 vaccines for children under 5 are ready for action as cases surge in LA County schools

LOS ANGELES (KABC) — Despite the steady rise in cases, Los Angeles County appears to have a small window of opportunity to turn things around. Officials had predicted the triggering of universal mask mandates could come in the next two weeks. This gives LA the opportunity to slow down the …

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Australia’s first food packaging made from 100% ocean-bound plastic

For the first time in Australia, MOO Premium Foods, an Adelaide-based yoghurt maker, is using plastic washed up on beaches and found in oceans in its cups and lids, made by Adelaide-based packaging manufacturer TechnoPlas. Mick Sanders, co-founder of MOO Premium Foods, says it was a barrage of questions he …

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Geneva Financial Announces New California Mortgage Branch Led by Branch Manager Brenda Hale

LAKE ELSINORE, CA., June 9, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Geneva Financial (Geneva), a live mortgage lender present in 46 states, announced the opening of a new branch in Lake Elsinore, California headed by branch manager Brenda Hale. The opening of this new branch provides opportunities for local borrowers and buyers looking …

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Forestry has the potential to create rural jobs and economic growth – Stuart Goodall

Food security doesn’t mean producing all the food we eat — that’s impractical, but it does mean having a level of internal resilience and not putting all your eggs in the basket labeled ‘imports’. Customers are also interested in supporting local food production. In recent years we have seen a …

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Crossing the James River to learn about its biodiversity and history – VCU News

By Brian McNeill A dozen Virginia Commonwealth University students and one Reynolds Community College student have just returned from a short canoe trip at the VCU Rice Rivers Center. Your task: Paddle out of the dock and observe any rubbish, estimate its age and note its location. “What did you …

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US diverts COVID-19 funds to secure vaccines amid standoff

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration said Wednesday a funding crisis is forcing it to divert more than $10 billion in coronavirus relief funds from testing procurement and other efforts while trying to raise money to secure the next Generation of vaccines and treatments will raise some high-risk Americans. The …

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Japan’s Yokohama Hakkeijima Aquarium Makes Snow Globes From “Microplastic Flakes” to Address Ocean Plastic Pollution

YOKOHAMA, Japan, June 8, 2022 Kyodo JBN-AsiaNet/ — Yokohama Hakkeijima Inc. has produced a series of snow globes – “Microplastic Globe” – that collect plastic waste as flakes from the sea. These snow globes are currently on display at the Imagine the Future Ocean with Art exhibition in Tokyo until …

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

Section 1.01 Entering into a Material Definitive Agreement. On June 2, 2022, Intabex Netherlands BV. (“Intabex”), an indirect subsidiary wholly owned by Pyxus International, Inc. (the “Company”), has entered into an amendment and restatement agreement (the “Amendment and restatement agreement”), dated June 2, 2022by and between (i) Intabex, as borrower, …

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The city is exploring urban renewal to boost economic growth.

The Department of Economic Development of the City of Johannesburg hosted a seminar exploring urban regeneration for sustainable regional economic development on Tuesday 7 June 2022 at the Sci-Bono Discovery Center in Newtown. ​In his welcome address, Mayor’s Economic Development Committee member Cllr Nkululeko Mbundu said that the department has …

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What is thwarting India’s conservation efforts?

Mumbai (Maharashtra): In May this year, a group of scientists and conservation experts from around the world uncovered a looming disaster: almost 50% of the world’s birds are facing population decline. The group publishes a report entitled The State of the World’s Birds stating that all but 30 of the …

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Want a plastic side dish with your meal?

Did you know that Canadians could ingest several grams of plastic every year? According to the World Economic Forum, by 2050 there could be more plastic than fish in our oceans and rivers. How does so much plastic end up in our oceans (and in our bodies)? Why is retrieval …

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AMIN International Liberia Opens to Boost Liberia’s Economic Growth – Global News Network

By Amos Harris Another office has opened in Monrovia, AMIN International, a department store that offers its services in the country to offer quality products from the United States and the United Kingdom. This colorful occasion was recognized by the Indian Ambassador to Liberia, Pradip Kumar Ydav, who thanked the …

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Coláiste Phobal Roscrea awarded Biodiversity Flag

Coláiste Phobal Ros Cré is among the recipients of this year’s national green flag award. The flag-raising took place virtually on May 25, 2022. The school received its fifth biodiversity flag. On March 31, Catherine Broderick of Tipperary County Council met with the Green Schools Committee and inspected the work …

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Walk-in vaccination centers close Sunday; Parents urged children to be vaccinated

TAIPEI, June 4 (CNA) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) has urged parents with children ages 5 to 11 to take their children to one of seven walk-in vaccination centers in Taiwan’s six special communities to be immunized against COVID-19. 19 to get vaccinated Sunday, the last day the …

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What are Ecobricks – and can they help solve our plastic waste problem?

Plastic waste is an area of ​​significant pollution concern in almost all countries. It takes centuries to mine and is produced at an incredibly fast rate. A stunning 91% Plastic is not recycled. So, alongside efforts to slow down plastic production and build stronger recycling systems, we still need to …

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COLUMN: Conventional wisdom is wrong about student debt | Jimmy Sengenberger | Denver Gazette

Joe Biden is flirting with a very big mistake. If the President unilaterally cancels $10,000 of student loan debt per borrower, the explosive student debt crisis will worsen – all under the guise of “doing something.” Do not mistake yourself. With $1.8 trillion in outstanding student loans, we have certainly …

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Nigeria’s power generation fails to support economic growth, energy minister says

Emmanuel Addeh in Abuja The Energy Minister, Mr. Abubakar Aliyu, admitted yesterday that Nigeria’s current power generation is not capable of powering the economy of over 200 million Nigerians. However, Aliyu, speaking at the inauguration of the new Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) board members in Abuja, stressed that the …

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Scientists show that at least 44 percent of the Earth’s land surface needs to be protected to protect biodiversity and ecosystem services

Newswise — New research published in journal June 3, 2022 Science shows that 44 percent of the Earth’s land area – around 64 million square kilometers (24.7 million square miles) – needs to be protected to preserve biodiversity. The team led by Dr. James R. Allan of the University of …

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Frequency and severity of pneumonia were lower in patients who were fully vaccinated against COVID-19

According to ARRS’ American Journal of Radiology (AJR), the interpretation of chest CT findings provides an additional approach to demonstrate the effectiveness of different COVID-19 vaccines in reducing the impact of a COVID-19 diagnosis. Pneumonia incidence and severity were lower in patients fully vaccinated by mRNA and adenovirus vector …

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Jordan Eco-Artist uses art to fight single-use plastic

Eco-artist Maria Nissan decided to take a stand against single-use plastic and raise awareness of environmental issues through her incredible art. The US-born artist of Iraqi origin first visited Amman in Jordan three years ago and fell in love. However, she began to feel “frustration and anger” at the mountains …

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business loan for women: how to apply for a business loan for women

Tanvi is a well-known businesswoman who owns a boutique in Delhi. It has consumers across the country and it receives the majority of its business orders through an online platform. His business has grown significantly in recent years. And to keep up, she plans to open a second store, but …

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