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  • hamarinews
    01.08.2021 - 18 minutes ago

    As the delta variant takes rising toll, NC Senate leader undercuts trust in public health advice

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  • azzubhai1
    01.08.2021 - 56 minutes ago

    Outgoing Iran president says government not always truthful

    August 01, 2021 at 01:50PM

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  • azzubhai1
    01.08.2021 - 56 minutes ago

    Israeli premier blames Iran for tanker attack; Tehran denies

    August 01, 2021 at 01:38PM

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  • newstfionline
    01.08.2021 - 1 hour ago

    Sunday, August 1, 2021

    U.S. issues new Cuba sanctions, Biden promises more to come (Reuters) The United States imposed sanctions on the Cuban police force and two of its leaders on Friday in response to the Havana government’s crackdown on protesters, and President Joe Biden promised Cuban-American leaders more actions were coming. The U.S. Treasury Department said the sanctions, which appeared to be largely symbolic, were a reaction to “actions to suppress peaceful, pro-democratic protests in Cuba that began on July 11.” “There will be more, unless there’s some drastic change in Cuba, which I don’t anticipate,” Biden said during a meeting with Cuban-American leaders at the White House. His meeting came as the politically important community calls for more support for protests in Cuba that represent the biggest populist outpouring against the government on the Communist-run island in decades.

    Mexico president says thousands of federal prisoners to be freed under new decree (Reuters) Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Thursday a new presidential decree would liberate thousands of federal prisoners in special circumstances, including torture victims. The decree would free by Sept. 15 federal prisoners of any age who were accused of any crime if they had been victims of torture, Lopez Obrador said in a regular news conference. In addition, federal prisoners over age 75 who had not committed serious crimes, and prisoners over age 65 with chronic illnesses who had not committed serious crimes would also be liberated, Lopez Obrador said. Federal prisoners who have been behind bars for more than 10 years without a sentence, and who had not committed a serious crime, would be freed. There are about 94,547 people imprisoned without a sentence, according to Interior Minister Olga Sanchez Cordero, with about 12,358 in the federal system.

    Brazil cold snap gives rare chance for snowmen and snowballs (AP) A fierce cold snap prompted snowfall in southern Brazil, with snow accumulating on streets of cities where the wintry phenomenon is rarely seen. At least 43 cities registered either snow or freezing rain late Wednesday, according to information from Climatempo, a weather service. Local television footage showed Brazilians building a snowman in a plaza and having a snowball fight in Bom Jesus, a city in Rio Grande do Sul state. In Sao Joaquim in Santa Catarina state, trees were weighing heavy with frost and icicles. Snow is uncommon in Brazil, even in its southern region, during the Southern Hemisphere’s winter. Brazil’s last blizzard was in 1957, when 1.3 meters (4.3 feet) of snow was recorded in a city in Santa Catarina state. Temperatures are expected to keep dropping, with more snow possible.

    Romans mastered aqueducts. Now Italy is just trying to fix its leaky pipes. (Washington Post) The pure, drinkable water of an underground mountain spring makes an improbable 110-mile journey to the Puglian city of Bari, propelled by gravity along an aqueduct constructed a century ago. But once arriving in the city itself, much of that water is lost, seeping through hidden holes and ruptures on its path through the city pipes. Almost every country and every utility company in the world loses drinking water before it reaches consumers. But by the standards of developed countries, the leaks are especially severe in Italy, where two millennia ago Romans mastered the art of transporting clean water, and where in modern times water systems have instead come to symbolize underinvestment, mismanagement and economic decline. “We invented the system, but now we have a lot of holes,” Roberto Cingolani, an Italian minister in charge of making the country more environmentally sustainable, said in an interview. Across Italy, and especially in the poorer south, pipes that comprise city water systems can be 70 years old, ossified and brittle to the point of breaking. That contributes to a loss rate of 42 percent nationally. In Bari, half the water is lost before it reaches customers.

    Turkish wildfire leaves charred home and ashes, as blazes continue (Reuters) Days after a raging wildfire in southern Turkey drove his family from the home they lived in for four decades, Mehmet Demir returned on Saturday to discover a burnt-out building, charred belongings and ashes. Demir’s home, near the coastal Mediterranean town of Manavgat, not far from the popular tourist resort Antalya, was hit by one of almost 100 fires which officials say erupted this week across southern and western Turkey, where sweltering heat and strong winds fanned the flames. Wildfires are common in southern Turkey in the hot summer months but local authorities say the latest fires have covered a much bigger area. Satellite imagery showed smoke from the fires in Antalya and Mersin was extending to the island of Cyprus, around 150 km (100 miles) away.

    An Outbreak Of The Coronavirus Delta Variant Has Spread To 15 Chinese Cities (NPR) More than a year and a half after the coronavirus was first detected in China—followed by the world’s first big wave of COVID-19—the country is again battling to stem the spread of new cases attributed to the more infectious delta variant of the virus. The latest outbreak was first discovered in the eastern city of Nanjing, in the coastal province of Jiangsu south of the capital, Beijing. In the past week, it has quickly spread to 15 cities across the country, the South China Morning Post reports. The latest outbreak “may prove to be of a larger scale than the previous outbreak in Guangzhou, South China’s Guangdong Province” that first hit in May, the Global Times reported.

    Interpreting joy and heartbreak at Tokyo Games (AP) Ask him how many languages he speaks, and Alexandre Ponomarev replies: “If you mean to make myself understood, I’ve lost count.” Ponomarev is the chief interpreter for the Tokyo Games, overseeing a staff of almost 100 interpreters who render Olympic joy and Olympic heartbreak into a calibrated cacophony of 11 languages: Japanese, English, French, Spanish, German, Russian, Italian, Arabic, Chinese, Korean, and Portuguese. Most work in the Main Press Center in a cable-strewn room with 20 translation booths lining the walls. Wires, screens, and computer coders splice their words onto a network. The booths are decorated with Japanese art from famous masters like Hokusai, and carry labels like JPN or ENG to designate the languages being worked. Unlike previous Olympics, all the interpretation is being done remotely. Press conferences from remote venues are fed into the press-center hub. Some two dozens interpreters aren’t even in the country, chiming in from the Americas or Europe to handle late night events in Japan. Their simultaneous translations can be accessed at all Olympic venues on an app. This eliminates interpreters getting tied up in traffic heading to a venue—and there’s no longer any need to distribute handheld translation devices.

    Tokyo Olympics primed to lose $30 billion with no way to recoup losses (New York Post) Each Olympic Games since 1960 has overrun its budget by 172 percent on average, according to a University of Oxford study. However, economists believe the Tokyo Olympics will cost around 400 percent more than its original budget. Most of it will not be able to be recouped. Combining a postponement, a pandemic, and a Summer Games that were already running well above budget before the pandemic made the 2020 Olympics one that could lead to an $800 million taxpayer bailout. It is forcing Japanese taxpayers to bear the cost for an Olympics that barely one in 10 of them wanted to happen, in addition to the Tokyo Organizing Committee accruing billions in debt. Smith College economics Andrew Zimbalist and author of “Circus Maximus: The Economic Gamble Behind Hosting the Olympics and the World Cup,” told The Post he predicts the Organizing Committee spent $35 billion on the Summer Games—a far cry from the $7.3 billion of its initial budget. Zimbalist expects the local committee will lose at least $30 billion on Tokyo 2020.

    Ship tied to Israeli billionaire attacked off Oman, 2 killed (AP) An attack on an oil tanker linked to an Israeli billionaire killed two crew members off Oman in the Arabian Sea, authorities said Friday, marking the first fatalities after years of assaults targeting shipping in the region. No one immediately claimed responsibility for the Thursday night raid on the Liberian-flagged tanker Mercer Street. However, a U.S. official said it appears a so-called suicide drone was used in the attack, raising the possibility that a government or a militia group was behind it. Without providing evidence, Israeli officials alleged that Iran carried out the attack. The U.S. Navy rushed to the scene following the attack and was escorting the tanker to a safe harbor, a London-based ship management company said Friday.

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  • thewisegender
    01.08.2021 - 1 hour ago

    Ashton Turner hopes return to bowling will boost T20 World Cup chances

    Ashton Turner hopes return to bowling will boost T20 World Cup chances

    News He hopes for more opportunity with the ball during the five-match T20I series in Bangladesh Ashton Turner hopes a return to the bowling crease will boost his chances of being part of Australia’s T20 World Cup squad. Turner has undergone multiple shoulder operations during his career, the most recent two years ago, and has rarely been seen with the ball. However, across the last two ODIs in…

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    01.08.2021 - 2 hours ago

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  • hamarinews
    01.08.2021 - 3 hours ago

    Ron DeSantis Issues Order Making Masks Optional in Florida Schools

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    01.08.2021 - 3 hours ago

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    01.08.2021 - 3 hours ago

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    01.08.2021 - 3 hours ago

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    01.08.2021 - 3 hours ago

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    01.08.2021 - 3 hours ago

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    01.08.2021 - 3 hours ago

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    01.08.2021 - 3 hours ago

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