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PM says Web 3 is opportunity for Japanese ‘economic growth’

Source: AdobeStock / tawatchai1990 Speaking to the nation’s parliament about Web 3, Japan’s prime minister claims it will boost economic growth – another indication that business-friendly legal reform may be on the cards in the nation. Japanese media outlet CoinPost reported that Prime Minister Fumio Kishida yesterday made his announcement …

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Grains vs. Biodiversity: Germany’s new, greener government performs a balancing act

Harvested wheat is seen in a field in Zeitz, 120 km southwest of Berlin, Germany, August 5, 2018. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach Sign up now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com to register SPREEWALD, Germany, May 27 (Reuters) – Alarmed by the prospect of global food shortages due to the conflict in …

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Alabama is the #1 state with the lowest childhood immunization rates against COVID-19

(STACKER) — In the last week of April 2022, just over 1,100 children in the United States have died from COVID-19 since the pandemic began, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. For comparison, almost 1 million adults died in the same period. Lower death and hospitalization rates …

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How marine life can reduce our plastic consumption

In 2020, the plastic recycling rate in the United States fell by 5.7% from the previous year. New research shows that looking at pictures of sea creatures can help people use less plastic. It’s smart to protect the oceans because plastic waste enters the food web, an expert told Insider. …

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China rolls out more stimulus. Analysts still see slow growth.

text size People shop at a supermarket during a planned lockdown break May 23, 2022 in Shanghai, China. Hu Chengwei/Getty Images “Increasingly, it feels like this year will be seen as the long-awaited start of China’s very difficult and likely slow transition to a slower-growing but sustainable economy.” That is …

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State lawmakers urge Biden to create national biodiversity strategy / Public News Service

More than 350 state legislators from across the US are urging President Joe Biden to develop a national strategy to protect, restore and safeguard the country’s rich biodiversity for generations to come. Rep. Alex Valdez, D-Denver, was among 22 Colorado lawmakers who signed a letter to the White House late …

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The quest for more COVID-19 vaccinations in Africa

By the end of March 2022, many African countries had partially scaled back COVID-19 surveillance and quarantine measures. The number of COVID-19 cases across the continent has been falling since the peak of the fourth wave, driven by the Omicron variant in early January 2022. This article is available for …

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Ulysse Nardin Ocean Race diving collection upcycled from fishing nets

The Ocean Race Diver. Paul Wilmot Communications Upcycling, or the concept of reinventing waste products to create something new, is another important part of the all-important recycling picture. And Ulysse Nardin jumped right in, serving its favorite cause – the ocean – with the new limited edition Ocean Race Diver. …

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Make the Belt and Road Initiative “small and beautiful”

Author: Ye Yu, Shanghai Institute of International Studies On November 21, 2021, Chinese President Xi Jinping outlined key principles for the next stage of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). Risk control of BRI projects was a key objective. Xi encouraged businesses and their regulators to prioritize “small and beautiful” …

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Rural communities need reliable air service for economic growth and diversification

OPINION: Combined, the 415,000 square miles that make up Wyoming, Idaho, Montana, North Dakota and South Dakota live on average with fewer than 12 people per square mile. The rural nature of this part of the country is precisely why so many choose to live there, although it also means …

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South Africa: Supporting local communities by preserving biodiversity

The government has once again demonstrated its commitment to ensure local communities are supported and nurtured while ensuring the country’s unique natural environments and resources are preserved. Minister for Forestry, Fisheries and Environment Barbara Creecy demonstrated this commitment by formally opening the Thohoyandou National Botanical Garden on Sunday as part …

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Alex Jones’ unsubstantiated claim that monkeypox broke out due to Covid-19 vaccines

Alex Jones, the founder of Infowars and salesman of nutritional supplements, now suggests that Covid-19 … [+] Vaccines are behind the monkeypox outbreak. (Photo by Jon Cherry/Getty Images) Getty Images Well, it was only a matter of time before someone started blaming the Covid-19 vaccines for the ongoing monkeypox outbreak. …

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Montenegro’s billion-dollar highway faces uncertain future after years of delay

PODGORICA – Eight years after the contract was signed, the first section of a controversial highway project in Montenegro funded by a massive $1 billion Chinese loan is nearing completion – but it still faces questions persistent about its future. Once hailed by China as a landmark deal under the …

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John Deng talks to US’ Tai

ECONOMIC LINKS: The meeting showed that the US has a strong commitment to developing economic ties, the Taiwanese official told media after their talks in Bangkok Minister without Portfolio John Deng (鄧振中) and US Trade Representative Katherine Tai (戴琪) discussed ways to deepen economic ties the same week. China’s top …

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Forest min launches revised Nagaland State Biodiversity Strategy Action Plan

Kohima: The revised Nagaland State Biodiversity Strategy Action Plan (NSBSAP) was unveiled by Minister of Forests, Environment and Climate Change YM Yollow Konyak on Friday during celebrations of International Biodiversity Day (IDB) 2022. The revised plan includes setting 12 new biodiversity targets for the state, and the timeline for achieving …

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Spotlight PA: Despite high vaccination rates among prisoners, some COVID restrictions remain in place | News, Sports, Jobs

(EDITOR’S NOTE: Spotlight PA is an independent, impartial newsroom operated by The Philadelphia Inquirer in association with PennLive/The Patriot-News, TribLIVE/Pittsburgh Tribune-Review and WITF Public Media. Sign up for our free newsletters .) HARRISBURG — More than two years after the first coronavirus cases were reported in …

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GAEC begins using nuclear technology to combat the enormous threat posed by plastic waste

climate research The Ghana Atomic Energy Commission (GAEC) has begun implementing a plastic waste management program using nuclear technology to address the country’s huge plastic waste threat. The program “Nuclear Technology for Plastic Pollution Control” called “NUTEC Plastics” is an initiative of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) that was …

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Kenya: Ecobank closes the financing gap of women’s businesses to fuel urban economic growth

Nairobi — Kenyan women’s businesses have received a major boost after Ecobank pledged to provide more financial resources to support their growth. During the ongoing Africities conference in Kisumu, Samwel Odhiambo, Ecobank’s director of commercial banking in Kenya and East Africa, stated that despite the progress made in bringing women-owned …

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The fourth annual Logan Weed Day on Saturday aims to protect biodiversity

The Logan Ranger District is hosting the fourth annual Weed Day on Saturday to try and remove harmful weeds found in Logan Canyon. They also partnered with the Bridgerland Audubon Society, Utah Native Plant Society, Cache County and Logan City for the event. According to Lisa Thompson, the Logan Ranger …

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Neutralizing antibody responses induced by COVID-19 vaccines against SARS-CoV-2 variants

In a recently published study in PLOS medicineThe researchers examined the ability of vaccine-induced antibodies to recognize and neutralize different variants of concern (VOCs) of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) in SARS-CoV-2-naïve healthcare workers (HCWs) in the Netherlands. Study: Antibody Responses Against SARS-CoV-2 Variants Induced by Four Different …

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It’s time to stop the decline in ocean health

May 18, 2022 JAKARTA – With every breath we are connected to the ocean. The ocean gives us oxygen, provides us with food and livelihoods. It stabilizes our climate by absorbing most of the heat trapped in the earth system. Billions of people, animals and plants depend on a healthy …

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Loan Refinance for Financial Strength – Mahesh Shukla

Life is about pursuing developmental needs and meeting them through legitimate means. Most requirements can be anticipated, but some arise suddenly. People are often successful in meeting only the needs that were expected to arise within a specific time frame, but those who are able to handle even unforeseen needs …

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Nelson region grows GDP but some sectors still struggle

AFR A busy construction sector in Tasman is contributing to the district’s 6.2% gross domestic product growth for the year to March. Tasman is leading the Nelson region’s recovery from the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, with a busy construction sector contributing to one of the strongest economic growth rates …

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Quilty Bay showcases marine treasures

A ‘discovery trip’ to Quilty Bay in Co Clare, organized by Coastwatch to mark National Biodiversity Week ending May 22, was an opportunity to experience the remarkable richness of Ireland’s coastline. But it also demonstrated its vulnerability to climate disturbances and an imminent threat to newly discovered seagrass beds. The …

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Researchers are studying the COVID-19 vaccine in immunocompromised individuals

A review published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology discusses the safety and efficacy of vaccination against coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and possible strategies to optimize protection in patients with compromised immunity. Study: SARS-CoV-2 vaccination in an immunocompromised host. Photo credit: siam.pukkato/Shutterstock Reasons for a weakened immune system …

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How to use candles and incense sticks sustainably

When temperatures rise, anyone in a crowd can smell an unfortunate fact of life: people smell. When Sweat from apocrine glands When mixed with bacteria on your skin, it can create unpleasant odors. Memories of this tragic truth can come from a teeming subway car, a busy barbecue, or even …

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Get your emergency covered with a day one loan

Many people are faced with a situation where their expenses do not correspond to the income received. They have to look for other sources of funding. A first day loan may be one possible solution to the problem. It can provide you financial support at least for a while. What …

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The EU cuts growth forecast and predicts prices will rise faster than expected this year

The war in Ukraine is severely constraining the European Union’s economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic as this year’s growth forecast is revised down sharply, the European Commission warned on Monday. It lowered its economic growth forecast for the euro zone in 2022 by 1.3 points to 2.7% and increased …

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Record number of dams to be removed on Europe’s rivers in 2021 | rivers

At least 239 barriers, including dams and weirs, were removed in 17 European countries in 2021, in a record year for dam removals across the continent. Spain led the way with 108 structures removed from the country’s rivers. “Our efforts to expand dam removal across Europe are gaining momentum,” said …

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Zacks: Analysts expect VBI Vaccines Inc. (NASDAQ:VBIV) to report earnings of -$0.07 per share

Equities analysts are expecting VBI Vaccines Inc. (NASDAQ:VBIV – Get Rating) to report earnings per share of ($0.07) for the current fiscal quarter, reports Zacks Investment Research. Three analysts have provided estimates for VBI Vaccines’ earnings, with the lowest estimate at EPS ($0.08) and the highest estimate at ($0.06). VBI …

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Georgia Savannah Atlanta Plastic Recycling Refill Reuse Container

This coverage is made possible through a partnership with WAVE and grista non-profit, independent media organization dedicated to telling stories about climate solutions and a just future. A small van decorated with green leaves sat next to a food truck serving Po’boys outside an apartment building in Savannah on a …

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Xi Jinping’s signature ‘zero Covid’ policy stalls China’s growth trajectory

After the country’s worst outbreaks, Chinese Premier Xi Jinping dealt another blow to China’s already struggling economy as he stepped up his “zero Covid” policy to curb rising COVID-19 infections. Xi’s renewed commitment to zero-COVID underscores his willingness to downgrade economic growth in favor of political and …

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Here are the new prices

President Joe Biden (Photo by NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP via Getty Images) AFP via Getty Images Student loans will become more expensive this year. Here are the new prices. Here’s what you need to know — and what it means for your student loans. Student loans Bad news for student borrowers: Federal …

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Great Escapes: In Guanacaste, Costa Rica, biodiversity, rustic beauty and the Pura Vida lifestyle

The province of Guanacaste — also known as the Gold Coast — meanders along Costa Rica’s northwestern shoulder along the Pacific Ocean and is one of the country’s most visited regions for good reason. Five-star resorts and boutique hotels mingle with tropical dry forests and the province’s namesake mountains, while …

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Dept. offers immunization options as COVID-19 cases surge

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (KY3) — The Springfield-Greene County Department of Health is offering multiple opportunities to get vaccinated over the next week as COVID-19 cases surge. The 7-day moving average of COVID-19 cases in Greene County rose 63%, now at a 7-day moving average of 30 cases compared to a rate …

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No sea snakes, gangsters, but Tahoe garbage divers strike gold

STATELINE, Nevada– They found no sign of a mythical sea monster, no sign of gangsters in cement shoes, or long-lost treasure chests. But divers who spent a year cleaning up Lake Tahoe’s entire 72 miles (115 kilometers) of shoreline won something they hope will prove far more valuable: tons and …

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Amid recession fears, pressure mounts for summer mini-budget | Economic growth (GDP)

Pressure is mounting for the government to provide an emergency mini-budget for the summer after recession fears were boosted by a surprise slowdown in the economy in March. Evidence that the cost of living crisis was biting even before the arrival of higher energy bills and higher taxes last month …

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Shifting agriculture is the dominant cause of forest disturbance in areas of threatened forest species

Our results indicate that the impacts of forest disturbance drivers on biodiversity are likely to be different from those that might simply be expected based on the base proportions of forest disturbance drivers when we consider the distribution of threatened species. Forest habitat size is a major factor in the …

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Portsmouth “should lead efforts to improve the ocean” and lobby for government

The motion will ask the council to “consider ocean restoration” in every decision it makes and introduce initiatives to give every elementary school student in the city a chance to experience it firsthand as they learn. But it says “local authorities cannot solve the marine crisis alone” and would also …

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ALPHA TEKNOVA, INC. : Entering into a material definitive agreement, creation of a direct financial obligation or obligation under an off-balance sheet arrangement of a registrant, material modification of rights of securityholders, financial statements and exhibits (form 8-K)

Item 1.01. Conclusion of a significant definitive agreement. Amended and Restated Credit and Guarantee Agreement On May 10, 2022, Alpha Teknova, Inc. (the “Company”) has entered into the Amended and Restated Credit and Security Agreement (Term Loan) (the “Amended Term Loan Credit Agreement”) as borrower, with Mid-Cap Financial Trust (“MidCap”) …

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Job growth extended for the 14th month in April amid economic recovery

South Korea reported a 14th straight month of job gains in April as the momentum of the economic recovery has prolonged despite heightened global uncertainty, data on Wednesday showed. According to data compiled by Statistics Korea, the number of people employed last month was 28.08 million, up 865,000 from a …

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Understand biodiversity and its impact on our environment

Published: Release date – 11:15 p.m., Tue – 10 May 22 Hyderabad: What is biodiversity? When we observe our environment, we find different types of organisms that differ in size, shape, feeding habits, behavior, etc. For example, there are more than 20,000 species of ants, 3,00,000 species of beetles, 28,000 …

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Should You Hold Blue Water Vaccines Inc (BWV) Stock Tuesday Morning?

Blue Water Vaccines Inc (BWV) is down on Tuesday morning, with the stock down -16.61% to 4.52 in premarket trading. BWV’s short-term technical score of 82 indicates that the stock has traded more bullishly than 82% of shares in the market over the past month. In the biotechnology industry, which …

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Operation Vulindlela is necessary to stimulate the economy and gain investor confidence

President Cyril Ramaphosa says the achievements of Operation Vulindlela demonstrate the government’s commitment to implementing reforms needed to bring growth to the economy and gain investor confidence. The President said so in his weekly newsletter to the country, as today the government will release an updated report on the …

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Without a better plan, New Zealand risks sleepwalking into an extinction crisis

Nature in Aotearoa New Zealand is in serious trouble. With many of our species and habitats in danger of disappearing forever, the Government’s Biodiversity Strategy 2020 sets the framework in stark terms: Despite everything we are doing to try to protect and restore habitats and help species, the native biodiversity …

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Horse owners reminded of vaccinations – The Coastland Times

Horse owners are encouraged to have their animals vaccinated against Eastern Equine Encephalomyelitis and West Nile Virus. North Carolina Commissioner of Agriculture Steve Troxler said in a media release: “The mosquito breeding season in North Carolina lasts from spring to the first frost and horses are at risk if not …

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Stop using plastics – election rallies might be the best to set an example for all Kenyans

Large amount of accumulated plastic waste. [Courtesy] Plastics are very durable, corrosion resistant, abrasion resistant and inert so they are less affected by wind, water etc. As a result, their use has grown exponentially. However, when they were first used, environmentalists were happy that the wood for furniture, cardboard/paper for …

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Costco Ends Mortgage Program Membership Benefit

Costco no longer offers a mortgage program to its members. According to the wholesaler, the changes went into effect on Sunday, May 1. “Members with questions regarding their current mortgage application and loan should contact the lender they worked with,” the company said. wroteby adding a list of lenders and …

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Tim Penny: Initiative Foundation Helps Business Growth Here – Post Bulletin

At the Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation (SMIF), one of the three program areas we focus on is economic development. Since our inception in 1986, we have worked to promote entrepreneurial activity in our 20-county region by providing early-stage investments, traditional loans, micro-loans, technical assistance and mentoring to entrepreneurs. Each year, …

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Empty pledges to plant more trees won’t save the Congo Basin | climate crisis

Ten years ago, the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed March 21st International Forest Day. Every year since then, the day has served as an opportunity for governments to show their love for forests and to highlight the leading role forests can and should play in the fight against climate change. …

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Study shows unvaccinated people are at increased risk of infecting those who are vaccinated

Unvaccinated people have an increased risk of infecting the vaccinated Getty Images A new model study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal shows that even when SARS-CoV-2 vaccination rates are high, unvaccinated individuals endanger the safety of the vaccinated. Researchers used a simple compartment model of respiratory viral disease …

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Q&A: Plastic pollution can’t be easily reversed or recycled, but concrete action is still important, says Dell

With dire warnings of irreversible climate change regularly pouring in today, the first thing anyone responsible for sustainability in a technology company does is to acknowledge the monumental task it is in his or her hands. This is how Page Motes, head of corporate sustainability at Dell Technologies, sees the …

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How to Get a Credit Limit Increase and Boost Your Credit Score Fast

Select’s editorial team works independently to review financial products and write articles that we think our readers will find useful. We earn commission from affiliate partners on many offers, but not all offers on Select are from affiliate partners. If you’ve recently changed jobs and earned a higher salary – …

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Gov. Ivey announces growth projects that will pump $7.7 billion in new investment into Alabama’s economy and create over 10,000 jobs

Montgomery – Gov. Kay Ivey announced Thursday that economic development activity across Alabama has surged in 2021. A new report shows that projects launched during the year will bring $7.7 billion in capital investment and nearly 10,200 jobs to the state’s strengthening economy. Project activities are detailed in the 2021 …

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New wildlife shelter to help preserve Florida’s biodiversity

You might not even notice it Heading west on I-4 toward Orlando, a new wildlife underpass being built in Polk County will reconnect the wilderness that was bisected by six roads in the 1970’s. Why it matters: It could prove vital to the biodiversity and survival of migratory animals like …

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Accuracy and efficacy of pre-dengue vaccine screening for prior dengue infection using a new rapid dengue diagnostic test: a retrospective analysis of phase 3 efficacy studies

research in context Evidence prior to this study We searched PubMed for English language publications with the search terms “CYD-TDV”, “Dengue”, “Rapid Diagnostic Test”, “RDT”, “Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay”, “ELISA” and “IgG” on 1 January searched , 2015 to December 20, 2021 to identify studies evaluating rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) or …

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Whale dies in Rhodes, Greece with 15kg of plastic in stomach

Beached whale in Rhodes, Greece had 15kg of plastic in its stomach. Photo credit: Arion A beaked whale that washed up dead on a beach in Rhodes, Greece on Monday died from 15kg of plastic found in its stomach, an autopsy showed on Wednesday. Fishing nets, ropes, packing straps, bags …

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MICROSOFT DEEP INVESTMENTS IN CANADA WITH OPENING OF NEW HEADQUARTERS AND EXPANSION OF BUSINESS OPERATIONS TO STRENGTHEN ECONOMY GROWTH

New Ernst & Young LLP (EY) report shows Microsoft ecosystem supports nearly 300,000 jobs Canada and contribute $37 billion to Canada’s GDP. TORONTO, May 3, 2022 /CNW/ – Microsoft joined today Toronto mayor John Tory to celebrate the official opening of its new Canadian headquarters and significant investments the company …

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New research supports ROW Habitat biodiversity for breeding birds

Over the past three years, the State Game Lands 33 (SGL 33) research project in central Pennsylvania has complemented decades of environmental studies of the impacts of vegetation management strategies on natural resources across utility rights of way (ROW), including diverse plant communities and wildlife groups. In addition to ground …

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Greece drops vaccination and testing requirements for summer travel

Greece and Italy lifted Covid-19 restrictions over the weekend and lifted respective vaccination certificate requirements in two of the most popular Mediterranean holiday destinations. Greece scrapped a requirement on Sunday to show proof of vaccination or recovery from Covid to enter indoor and outdoor spaces. Greek Health Minister Thanos Plevris …

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A variety of wildlife found alive in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch

The Great Pacific Garbage Patch (NPGP), a collection of floating garbage twice the size of Texas, is considered a scourge of human impact on our oceans, but surprising new research has found the Garbage Isle is also home to a rich diversity of wildlife. The strange discovery comes with the …

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Digital Lending Platform Market 2022-2028 | Estimation to reach a high CAGR

Rowelto Associates added latest research report on “Global Digital Lending Platform Market”, this report helps to analyze key manufacturers, regions, revenue, price, and also covers sales channel of industry, distributors, traders, dealers, research findings, conclusion, appendix and data source. At the beginning of 2020, the COVID-19 disease began to spread …

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The bitter fruit of inflation: Dow 29500

The latest report showing negative economic growth for the first quarter of the year is a poignant reminder of the damage inflation can do. The current inflation rate of 8.5% is the highest in 40 years. But few policymakers or Federal Reserve governors seem to have learned the lessons of …

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Governor commends signing of Mount Arayat Protection Act

PAMPANGA Governor Dennis Pineda has commended President Rodrigo Duterte for signing Republic Act 11684 designating Mount Arayat as a protected landscape or area. Pineda said the law declaring Mount Arayat a protected area is a big step in fully acknowledging its importance for biodiversity and ecotourism. Pineda said the law …

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Fiji Travel Update: Fully vaccinated no longer requires pre-departure testing

All fully vaccinated travelers visiting Fiji will no longer be required to present a negative COVID-19 test prior to entry from May 1, according to a statement released by the Fiji government. According to the reports, this change will apply to all visitors entering Fiji by air or sea who …

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The Plastic Pandemic – Nancy Bowman Croydon High

From the depths of the sea to the top of Mount Everest, microplastics are ubiquitous. Many studies indicate that we will really see the harmful effects of microplastics on our environment very soon. So how can we help prevent this? What is microplastic? Microplastics are pieces of plastic that are …

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10 ways to prepare for a big purchase

One of the hardest parts of a major purchase is the mental hurdle you have to overcome. You’re parting with a lot of your hard-earned money, you’re taking a risk on a major investment, and you might get cold feet. Finalizing a major financial transaction can be stressful and anxiety-provoking …

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Economy set to last until 2035 to overcome Covid losses: RBI

India is expected to take another 13 years to recover from losses incurred by the Covid pandemic that hit the country in March 2020, according to a Reserve Bank of India (RBI) report. Assuming an actual growth rate of (-) 6.6 percent for 2020-21, 8.9 percent for 2021-22 and an …

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Marine biodiversity is facing a dinosaur-like mass extinction due to climate change, a study warns

SEATTLE, Washington— Ocean biodiversity could drop to levels not seen since the dinosaurs went extinct due to climate change, a new study warns. A University of Washington team says rapid and aggressive reductions in greenhouse gas emissions over the next few years are needed to prevent mass extinctions of plants …

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How patents affect access to vaccines

As the COVID-19 pandemic has shown, the development of new vaccines plays a fundamental role in the treatment of infectious diseases. However, there are serious inequalities in vaccine access and availability around the world. For this reason, vaccine patents and proprietary rights have been criticized by some. While they are …

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California’s Attorney General has subpoenaed ExxonMobil and launched a full investigation into plastic pollution

California Attorney General Rob Bonta on Thursday announced a full investigation into companies that make plastics, the first of their kind in the US and most are not. Bonta said he’s issued subpoenas to ExxonMobil, along with other companies likely to follow, and said society’s growing plastic pollution problem — …

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Nations Lending Implements Fannie Mae’s Positive Rent Payment History Improvement | national company

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio–(BUSINESS WIRE)–April 28, 2022– To help increase homeownership opportunities for new homeowners, Nation Loans announced that it would implement Improved Fannie Mae’s positive rent payment history. New feature allows Fannie Mae’s Desktop Underwriter ® (DU ® ) to use Verification of Assets (VOA) reports to identify recurring rent payments …

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Risks to economic growth rock inflation-obsessed markets | The mighty 790 KFGO

(Refiles to set the date to April 27th and not April 26th) By Sujata Rao and Dhara Ranasinghe LONDON (Reuters) – After months of focusing on central banks’ response to raging inflation, financial markets are being jolted to the realization that a global economic downturn could now be imminent. Sentiment …

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The Biodiversity Institute of the UW organizes the bee anniversary on May 1st

LARAMIE, Wyo (Release) — Pollination is responsible for providing about two-thirds of the food we eat and nearly all the wildflowers we admire. And bees are the most efficient pollinators. The University of Wyoming Berry Biodiversity Conservation Center will be held at the Bee Jubilee on Sunday, May 1 from …

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Covid-19 News: Kamala Harris, Global Cases and The Latest

A blood sample for a coronavirus antibody test was taken from a medical assistant in New York City in January.Recognition…James Estrin/The New York Times The common assumption that almost everyone in America seemed to have acquired the Omicron variant last winter may not have been far from the truth. As …

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The founder of the Plastic Bank gives a keynote on OPS 2022 – Produce Blue Book

(MONTEREY, CA – April 25, 2022) Each year, more than eight million tons of plastic waste leaks into the world’s oceans, the equivalent of planting five bags of trash on each foot of coastline around the world. What if there was a platform that stopped plastic in the ocean while …

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UBS’s quarterly profits jump nearly a fifth

UBS’s first-quarter earnings jumped nearly a fifth, beating analysts’ expectations on strong performance from its trading division. The world’s largest wealth manager reported $2.7 billion in first-quarter pre-tax profits on Tuesday, up 19% from a year ago and well ahead of $2.4 billion. predicted by analysts. Profits at the Swiss …

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A third of states lost population in 2021

Editor’s Note: This article is an annual update of the population change indicator for Pew’s Fiscal 50 project. Population growth at the national level in 2021 was five times slower than in the previous 10 years. Populations in 17 states have declined over the past year, including Illinois, Mississippi and …

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India-EU relations: Eam Jaishankar calls on European Commission Prez. read here

Indian Foreign Minister Dr. S. Jaishankar visited the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, on Monday. In an attempt to further solidify the India-EU partnership, the two leaders exchanged views on the economic and political implications of the Ukraine conflict. EAM Jaishankar took to Twitter to share, …

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Coach Steve Nash says he is focused on the reality of the Brooklyn Nets and not where they would be if Kyrie Irving had been vaccinated

NEW YORK — As the Brooklyn Nets stare at the fact that their season is about to come to an abrupt end, coach Steve Nash said he doesn’t think about what might have been if Nets guard Kyrie Irving had been vaccinated against COVID-19 before the season. “I don’t think …

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Frankfurt residents, community groups take part in annual Earth Day cleanup – Chicago Tribune

Dana Ferracuti from Frankfurt remembers the iconic TV commercial from the 1970s in which a Native American sheds a tear because of all the garbage in the country. “It was a powerful message,” he said of the Keep America Beautiful commercial. Ferracuti said he’s shed some tears himself over trash …

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The key to winning the climate debate is not economics, but health Philip Inman

Arnold Schwarzenegger has the answer to addressing the climate emergency. Don’t exaggerate the economic damage, he says, just say we need to “stop pollution.” It may seem odd to single out the former bodybuilder-actor-turned-Republican politician as someone who has the answer to the most pressing problem of the 21st century. …

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Beavers and wolves are key to northern Wisconsin’s biodiversity, says conservation group leader

Protecting and restoring biodiversity is an important frontier in the fight to protect the environment, and the director of the Superior Bio-Conservancy sees two species as essential to preserving a variety of living things in northern Wisconsin. Bob Boucher, founder of the group protecting Lake Superior and the Laurentian Forest …

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Oakland is considering dropping proof of vaccination but requires masks at mega events

Oakland is considering dropping proof of vaccination but requires masks at mega events The Oakland City Council is likely to withdraw the city’s vaccination record, which applies to most indoor places like restaurants, bars, gyms and other businesses. At the same time, the revised ordinance would make masks compulsory indoors …

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Community Green: Earth Day at the Beach

By Pamela Noël As much as I love the mountains, it’s good to see a different perspective every now and then. In my case, it’s usually a coastal view. On this particular morning, I enjoyed a cup of tea as I hiked near the shore. I left my flip flops …

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Millions of homebuyers have warned of risky loans that could mean you’ll never own a home

PURCHASING a home is one of the biggest purchases you can make. Saving money during the process is ideal and avoiding a risky loan will help. 1 Risky lending options will most likely lead to foreclosures and low property values Most Americans typically use a mortgage, a loan, or an …

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Reducing emissions from energy sources, but not neglecting biodiversity and human rights: panellists

SINGAPORE – Developing energy systems that produce little or no emissions that contribute to global warming may be the focus of many countries right now, but young people today are also keeping an eye on how such developments could affect biodiversity and human communities. Ms Swati Mandloi, a youth delegate …

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Eco-friendly steps you can take

Earth Day is on Friday, and taking steps to be greener is easier than you think. It all starts with an environmentally conscious mindset by asking yourself in daily tasks: “How can I reduce my carbon footprint today?” It can start as early as waking up in the morning. One …

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Iran’s economic growth to reach 3% in 2022: IMF

TEHRAN — The International Monetary Fund (IMF) in its latest World Economic Outlook report, titled War Slows Global Recovery, has upgraded its forecast for Iran’s real gross domestic product (GDP) in 2022 by three percent from its previous report revised figure was two percent. The surge in Iran’s economic growth …

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Save our floors – the JTAC

How you can help make a difference this year Earth Day is a holiday that is often overlooked. This special day more than appears to affect each and every one of us. Earth Day began on April 22, 1970 when Americans flooded the streets to protest and demonstrate for a …

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Moderna study suggests newly designed vaccines protect against variants

Moderna on Tuesday announced preliminary results of its study of a coronavirus vaccine designed to protect against variants, and said the results show it can develop a vaccine that offers better and longer-lasting protection than its original product. However, the company said it was also testing another version of the …

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Shrink wrap recycling returns to Marblehead

Each year US boat owners produce approximately 92 million pounds of shrink wrap. The vast majority of this plastic material ends up in landfills and often contributes to the plastic pollution of our oceans. A difference can be made in reducing waste by considering other boat covering options or by …

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ALPINE INCOME PROPERTY TRUST, 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)

Item 1.01. Conclusion of a significant definitive agreement. The information set forth in Section 2.03 of this Current Report on Form 8-K is incorporated by reference into this Section 1.01. Section 2.03. Creation of a direct financial obligation or an obligation under an off-balance sheet arrangement of a registrant. As …

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China’s economy still grows weakly at 4.8% in January-March

BEIJING (AP) – China’s economic growth surged to a still sluggish 4.8% in the first three months of 2022 over a year ago as the spread of coronavirus outbreaks led to the shutdown of major industrial cities. Growth rose from the previous quarter’s 4% after a slump triggered by tighter …

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Wild About Worcester Way: a new 12-mile green corridor around the city

COMING to you soon: a wildlife corridor around Worcester that will help our community thrive in a thriving natural environment. The Worcester Environmental Group (WEG) and ONSIDE (a local charity), in partnership with Worcester City Council and many other organisations, have decided to create the Wild About Worcester Way, a …

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Many are enjoying the first fully vaccinated Easter in Oak Park

After two long years of fatigue from COVID-19, attendees at an Easter event in Oak Park say they are grateful for the opportunity to gather again. OAK PARK, California — For many people, it’s the first fully vaccinated Easter weekend. Around this time last year, people were looking for their …

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Are microbes the future of recycling? It’s complicated

Yagi Studio | Getty Images Since the first factories started making polyester from petroleum in the 1950s, humanity has produced an estimated 9.1 billion tons of plastic. Of the waste generated from this plastic, less than a tenth was recycled, the researchers said estimate. About 12 percent was incinerated, releasing …

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

Section 1.01 Entering into a Material Definitive Agreement. Talos Loan On April 12, 2022, Infinite Group, Inc. (the “Company”), as borrower, has entered into a financing agreement (the “Loan”) with Talos Victory Fund, LLC (the “Lender”), a Delaware Limited partnership. In exchange for a promissory note, the lender agreed to …

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China cuts bank reserve ratio to boost economic growth

China’s central bank has cut the amount of money banks are required to hold in reserves to spur economic growth. The People’s Bank of China cut its reserve requirement ratio for commercial banks by 0.25%. China has grappled with slower growth as it battles fresh rounds of COVID-19 outbreaks. Loading …

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UC Davis biodiversity collections support research and educate the public

Some of the collections were recently featured by the university during Biodiversity Museum Day on March 6 and an episode of UC Davis Live on March 31 By SONORA SLATER — [email protected] Hidden behind the UC Davis Physics Building, in Academic Surge on Crocker Lane, the RM Bohart Museum of …

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Canada approves another COVID-19 antibody treatment – precision vaccines

(precision vaccinations) Health Canada announced today that it has authorized Evusheld to prevent COVID-19 in adults and certain children. After a thorough and independent scientific review of the evidence, the Department determined that Evusheld met Health Canada’s strict safety, efficacy and quality requirements. Evusheld™ prolonged-release by AstraZeneca is approved for …

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Let these super cute Fish Soy Sauce Lamps light up your life and help save our oceans from plastic pollution

There is so much joy in normal sized things made miniature (so cute!), but Heliograph’s playful sushi soy-inspired lamps also prove the opposite. Two Sydney designers, Jeffrey Simpson and Angus Ware, have taken the seemingly innocuous, fish-shaped soy sauce splatter design, scaled it up, and created lamps out of upcycled …

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How data-driven insights improve profitability, productivity and efficiency

With rising interest rates, falling refis and a significant decrease in purchase volume caused by low inventory, mortgage lenders are looking for smart solutions to combat margin squeezes in 2022 and beyond. HousingWire recently spoke with Maylin Casanueva, President of Teraverde, about the importance of data-driven decision-making and the power …

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Providing N2.019 billion to country’s healthcare sector for economic growth – Blueprint Newspapers Limited

AMAKA IFEAKANDU examines the impact of FirstBank initiatives in the healthcare sector and their contribution to containing the COVID-19 outbreak in Nigeria. Nigeria’s first and leading provider of financial inclusion services continues to play an active role in supporting the country’s healthcare sector. The Bank developed the Healthcare Financing Loan, …

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Cuban environmentalists, government fail to emphasize biodiversity protection amid climate change impacts – Xinhua

Image taken on March 9, 2018 shows a worker feeding crocodiles at the Crocodiles Breeder of the Zapata Swamp in Matanzas province, Cuba. (Source: Xinhua/Joaquin Hernandez) Cuba’s Cienaga de Zapata National Park is one of the largest and most important wetlands in the Caribbean as it is home to approximately …

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Covid Live Updates: Global Cases, Vaccine Boosters and the Latest

A health worker in Shanghai is directing residents to queue for coronavirus tests during a two-week lockdown.Recognition…Aly Song/Reuters To Shanghai residents who have reached the limit of their patience with a lockdown that has kept them at home for two weeks, a senior health official has a message: “We cannot …

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Alluvial Art Show is coming to the Tennessee Aquarium on April 16th

From Saturday, April 16 through Sunday, October 30, more than a dozen artistic installations of aquatic animals made from reclaimed plastic waste will be on display across campus at the Tennessee Aquarium and IMAX 3D Theater. The Washed Ashore exhibit is presented by the Tennessee Department of Transportation’s Nobody Trashes …

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Cost of living crisis: Rishi Sunak must at least increase UK welfare benefits | Richard Partton

WWith or without a cost of living emergency, the British government looked vulnerable. A chancellor losing his once golden touch, a prime minister being questioned by police for partying in lockdown. Boris Johnson’s party slides from scandal to scandal. That households are experiencing the greatest pressure on living standards since …

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