Espa olLatin America and the Caribbean have become the new COVID 19 global epicenter. The human cost has been tragic, with over 100,000 lives lost. The economic toll has also been steep. The World Economic Outlook Update now estimates the region to shrink by 9.4 percent in 2020, four percentage points worse than the April projection and the worst recession on record. A mild recovery to 3.7 percent is projected in 2021.
NEW DELHI : Pakistan refused to join a technical level meeting with India to discuss the issue of locust menace, the Ministry of External Affairs said on Thursday, slamming Islamabad for showing "reticent attitude" even when its own people face a threat of food security.MEA Spokesperson Anurag Srivastava said that in May India had taken the initiative of giving a call for intensifying contacts between locust warning organisations of the two countries. These contacts have been taking place over the last 60 years, he said.
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Hurricane Dorian has developed into a Category 4 storm, with potentially deadly winds greater than 140mph (225kmh). Hurricane Dorian continues to gather pace as it crosses the warm Atlantic and is expected to wreck destruction when it makes landfall in the US. As the storm swells closer to land, satellites operated by US space agency NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) continue to track Hurricane Dorian 's progress.The International Space Station 's twitter feed captioned their latest video: ”Cameras outside the space station captured these views of rapidly intensifying #HurricaneDorian at 12.18pm ET on August 30 as it churned over the Atlantic Ocean. ”
It's a bold move from the defender given the history of the two clubs, with their battle to be the top team in London intensifying over the years. Making such a switch is rare. Well, relatively.
SAN FRANCISCO Race and age specific disparities may exist in patterns of treatment intensification for patients with type 2 diabetes, according to research presented at the American Diabetes Association 79th Scientific Sessions, held June 7 to 11, 2019.Prior research has found significant delays in intensifying treatment for patients with diabetes in clinical practice, but differences in clinical inertia based on sociodemographic factors are less clear. Researchers used data from the GE Centricity Electronic Medical Record database to identify patients who were receiving dual therapy with metformin and 1 other antihyperglycemic agent for 12 months. Patients were eligible for inclusion if their therapeutic regimens were further intensified (addition of another oral antihyperglycemic agent or initiation of insulin glucagon like peptide 1 receptor agonist) within 2 years after index date and a measurement of glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c) level was recorded within 6 months of intensification.
The United States is locked into an intensifying confrontation with China, and relations continue to rapidly deteriorate. In the past several weeks alone trade talks have broken down, President Donald Trump has raised tariffs on Chinese goods, and signed an order blacklisting China s Huawei from purchasing American technology. Chinese state media is flooded with nationalist rhetoric preparing the Chinese public for protracted war on trade, and warning Americans that they will be the most difficult opponents they have ever met since 1776. These tensions are aftershocks of a tectonic shift in America s approach to China, as the Trump administration transitions from four decades of strategic engagement with Beijing to a new era of strategic competition. Trump has abandoned the naive hope that China could be persuaded to liberalize and become a responsible stakeholder in the U.S. led liberal international order, and this adjustment is one for which he deserves significant credit. Indeed, Trump s tough approach to China is the one area where he enjoys broad bipartisan support, as even in badly divided Washington there is growing recognition that China will be the most formidable geostrategic competitor the United States has ever faced. Yet at the very moment when the United States faces its greatest strategic challenge since the Cold War, if not ever, some in the administration appear utterly distracted, beating the drums of war over an entirely less relevant threat: Iran. In reaction to what they say is an Iranian threat to U.S. forces, the administration has in recent days deployed an aircraft carrier and B 52 bombers to the Persian Gulf, and it has prepared a plan to deploy up to 120,000 troops to region. Despite the current crisis apparently being the result of misinterpreted intelligence, the country is nonetheless being driven toward war by the long running irrational obsession with Iran that dominates the minds of some of Trump s closest advisers, namely National Security Adviser John Bolton (of Bomb, Bomb Iran fame) and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. This obsession is irrational because, while such a war might benefit some of America s so called allies in the Middle East, namely Saudi Arabia, it would achieve nothing for the United States long term global position. When the United States invaded Iraq in 2003, China s leadership began to speak gleefully of the surprising two decade long period of strategic opportunity that had just landed in their lap, breathing space in which China could improve its relative power while the United States squandered its strength. Now, America may be about to make the same mistake again, but on an even greater scale. Keeping in mind that Iran is three times the size and population of Iraq, and that its military forces are far more formidable, there is simply no possibility that a war with the country would be anything other than a mess. At best a short conflict would be a soft power disaster that damages U.S. international standing. But, more likely, the conflict would quickly become a new quagmire that makes our military struggles in Iraq and Afghanistan look simple by comparison. This is made all the more likely by the fact that China and Russia could easily provide material support to Iran in any conflict with their American rival, including through the handy network of infrastructure links China is building across Central Asia as part of its Belt and Road Initiative. So, leaving aside all the other reasons war in the Middle East might be a bad idea, such a conflict would disastrously weaken America s geopolitical position vis vis China at the worst possible time, expending and diminishing U.S. military and economic strength when every ounce of that strength is needed to balance a rapidly rising China. Iran Derangement Syndrome may thus end up being catastrophic to America s long term national interest, extending the period of strategic opportunity beyond Beijing s wildest dreams and leaving China free to fulfill its ambitions of surpassing the United States economically, securing military predominance in the Western Pacific, and achieving a leading role in the evolution of the global system. There is still nuanced debate within Washington s policy community over how to best deal with China, but both the hawks and doves involved in that debate can probably agree: if the United States goes to war with Iran, then it will mean the start of a Chinese century. Therefore, now more than ever, the continued preoccupation by some in Washington with dragging America into another military misadventure in the Middle East is utterly unconscionable. America simply cannot afford the distraction when it is faced with the overwhelming challenge of its contest with China. The 2018 U.S. National Defense Strategy rightly concluded that long term strategic competitions with China and Russia are the principal priorities for America s national defense, and stated explicitly that inter state strategic competition, not terrorism, is now the primary concern in U.S. national security. But just as President Barack Obama s attempt to pivot to Asia was persistently undermined by his generals obsession with the Middle East and continuing the forever wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, Trump risks being sucked into a new quagmire contrary to America s strategic interests, which reside firmly in the Asia Pacific region. Fortunately, Trump s instincts are far wiser than those of his advisers. He has reportedly expressed anger and exasperation with their persistent attempts to draw him into new foreign wars against the will of the American people. He should continue to resist their dangerous and counter productive obsession with Iran and keep his eye firmly on the ball: China. Nathan Levine is a U.S. China relations fellow at the Asia Society Policy Institute. Image: Reuters View the discussion thread. copy; Copyright 2019 Center for the National Interest All Rights Reserved
Chelsea defender Emerson Palmieri admits the dressing room are worried that Eden Hazard could leave Stamford Bridge this summer though he is hopeful the Belgian will stay.Hazard is once again being linked with a move to Real Madrid, with the rumours intensifying after Zinedine Zidane was confirmed as the Spanish side s new manager.
Key property markets in Vancouver and Toronto, which has been struggling, could be the next casualties as the diplomatic spat between China and Canada that broke out in the wake of the arrest of a Huawei executive keeps intensifying.Top Chinese real estate agencies have canceled some Canadian real estate investment promotion events, and some sensitive investors have given up their buying plans, industry sources said.Canada's detention of Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou has caused a diplomatic spat between the two countries. The tensions could empty key property markets in Canada, such as Vancouver, of Chinese real estate investors, housing agents said on Sunday.A department head of the Canada branch business of a top real estate agency in China told the Global Times on condition of anonymity that the agency canceled some Canada promotional events and encouraged potential new Chinese investors to start shifting their migration destinations or delay their investment plans."A few sensitive investors dropped their plans ... about 10 percent," the agent based in Beijing said. "Some investors are delaying their plans, considering the spat to be a temporary incident."A 28 year old Chinese surnamed Lu who has studied and lived in the Canadian city of Montreal for eight years, told the Global Times on Sunday that she is reconsidering her plan to buy a house after the incident involving Meng."I have scheduled a time to submit my immigration application, but I'm thinking of postponing it as well as my plan to buy a house in Canada because I'm disappointed with the Canadian government I don't understand why the officials are meddling in political affairs between China and the US," Lu said.The anger has spread among the Chinese community in Canada, which had already lost faith in the economic policies of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's administration, according to Evan Tang, a real estate broker in Toronto, traditionally a hotspot for Chinese property investment."As December is generally a low season for the Canadian property market and dealers and potential buyers are usually on vacation, we have not witnessed a significant change so far," Tang told the Global Times.Chinese investors have been seen as a major force driving up key Canadian property markets' housing prices in recent decades. But prices have experienced corrections due to foreign buyers' taxes that British Columbia province introduced in 2016.Greater Vancouver's home sales dropped 42.5 percent in November, compared with the same month a year earlier, according to the local real estate board.Wang Lunwen, CEO of Sky Migration, told the Global Times that Chinese enthusiasm to invest in Canadian property has already been cooling, after the Canadian government tightened its immigration policy and slapped an additional 15 to 20 percent property tax on foreign buyers most of whom are Chinese. "The detention of Meng has tarnished the country's image among Chinese, which will further reduce its attractiveness in terms of investment," Wang added.A slowdown in the Canadian housing market which accounts for 7.6 percent of its GDP, based on a report by Moody's could potentially weigh on the country's economy, industry insiders pointed out. For example, unlike the titanic Chinese developers, the Canadian real estate market is characterized by smaller and fragmented local developers that are much more vulnerable to downturns. "If home prices stop soaring, developers would experience slow capital returns and have a hard time borrowing from financial institutions," said Wang.
JERUSALEM, Oct. 25 (Xinhua) China and Israel are intensifying their joint efforts to tap into the vast potential of cooperation in innovation, which has benefited both sides.China's Vice President Wang Qishan visited Israel this week and attended the fourth meeting of the China Israel Joint Committee on Innovation Cooperation to bolster innovation cooperation between the two countries.
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The telecom war is intensifying between the country s top telecom players. Now the focus has been on high internet data packs owing to the Internet frenzy and dependency in India. Here is how the high internet data packs between top players compare:This prepaid plan was revamped recently and offers 3.5GB of 4G mobile internet data per day for the validity period. Once the 3.5GB daily internet data limit is exhausted the speed drops to 64Kbps with no limit on browsing. The plan also offers unlimited voice calls to all telecom operators with no roaming charges as well as 100 free SMSes per day for the validity period, which is 91 days. Users are also provided with access to Jio s suite of apps with this plan, which includes media, music and TV streaming.
Twitter has faced routine criticism for years, intensifying in recent months, over how it handles accounts that post messages that contain abuse, threats, attacks based on gender and religion, and other subjects that ostensibly violate the company;s rules of service.Some Twitter users who face ongoing abuse have criticized the service for its sometimes lackluster or indifferent response to reports. However, Twitter has said in recent months that it s stepped up its moderation, and that it deleted 70 million accounts in May and June engaged in fake and suspicious activity, and has increasingly relied on machine learning to reduce the reach of abusive and low quality accounts.
Dearborn Partners Llc decreased its stake in International Business Machine (IBM) by 2.77% based on its latest 2018Q1 regulatory filing with the SEC. Dearborn Partners Llc sold 4,473 shares as the company 's stock declined 9.42% with the market. The institutional investor held 157,188 shares of the computer manufacturing company at the end of 2018Q1, valued at $24.12M, down from 161,661 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Dearborn Partners Llc who had been investing in International Business Machine for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $133.93 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.38% or $0.55 during the last trading session, reaching $145.9. About 3.07 million shares traded. International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE:IBM) has declined 6.24% since July 15, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 18.81% the S #038;P500. Some Historical IBM News: 14 03 2018 - EV GROUP - PLANS TO INTEGRATE IBM 'S PATENTED HYBRID LASER RELEASE PROCESS INTO EVG 'S FIELD PROVEN TEMPORARY BONDING AND DEBONDING EQUIPMENT SOLUTIONS; 15 05 2018 - Syncsort Addresses Intensifying IBM i Data Availability Challenges with New Release of MIMIX; 17 04 2018 - IBM Had Cloud Revenue of $17.7 Billion Over Last 12 Mos; 20 04 2018 - SC Magazine: IBM Security launches open source AI; 11 04 2018 - Bombora Named to List of Top SaaS Companies Following Customer, Staff and Revenue Growth; 03 05 2018 - The Doss Firm, LLC and O 'Dell #038; O 'Neal, Inc.: Investment Fraud Claims Filed Against CUNA Brokerage Services, Inc., IBM Southeas; 20 03 2018 - IBM RELEASES UPGRADED AI TOOLS FOR CLOUD COMPUTING SERVICE; 04 04 2018 - IBM X Force Report: Fewer Records Breached In 2017 As Cybercriminals Focused On Ransomware And Destructive Attacks; 17 04 2018 - IBM - TOTAL CLOUD REVENUE OVER THE LAST 12 MONTHS WAS $17.7 BILLION, UP 22 PERCENT (UP 20 PERCENT ADJUSTING FOR CURRENCY); 26 03 2018 - EUROPEAN COMMISSION APPROVES JOINT VENTURE BETWEEN IBM IBM.N AND MAERSK MAERSKB.CO
This new data plan by BSNL has been named the Data Tsunami plans and it goes head on against the Rs 98 prepaid plan by Reliance Jio and also against the Rs 99 plan by Bharti Airtel. Although, there aren t any calling or SMS benefit included in this pack, however, BSNL offers 1.5GB of data per day making it one of the most attractive plans available at this price point.
The intensity of sandstorms is increasing across the world, said Chandra Bhushan, deputy director general at the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), a Delhi based think tank. He cited studies from the U.S. Midwest, the Middle East and the Sahara, all of them linking the phenomenon to sudden increases in surface temperature. All of them are saying that as the climate gets warmer the temperature gradient is going to become very steep. This steep increase in temperature gradient will lead to two things heat waves and sand storms, Bhushan said.
Dr. William Curry, vice chair for population health in Penn State Health #39;s Department of Family and Community Medicine, said he may do more good for diabetes patients by getting their cholesterol and blood pressure under control than he can by intensifying their glucose control. quot;Your blood sugar is important, but these other factors are what kill people or cause a significant reduction in quality of life, quot; he said.
Hong Kong: Bonds sold by Reliance Communications Ltd (RCom), the mobile phone operator controlled by Anil Ambani, have plunged to a record low after the company missed an interest payment.That marked the firm 's first failure to pay a coupon on a note in the US currency, as it battles for survival amid a shakeout in the world 's second largest telecom market. With India 's larger mobile players vying for market share, intensifying price competition has driven down earnings at RCom and other smaller carriers. Amid a wave of industry consolidation, the company 's plan to merge with rival Aircel Ltd collapsed.
The theme of the 2017 hurricane season: Dire, destructive, and deadly storms bordering on hyperbolically intense, continues with Hurricane Maria. This time, the storm is taking aim at the U.S. Virgin Islands, particularly St. Croix, as well as Puerto Rico. It's difficult to overstate the danger that Hurricane Maria poses to Puerto Rico, an American territory that is home to 3.4 million. This storm is unlike any other that the island has experienced since the 1920s or 1930s. It will be Puerto Rico's most dangerous storm on record. Maria is now stronger than Hurricane Irma, by minimum central air pressure, and is still intensifying. In general, the lower the pressure, the stronger the storm.
CHENNAI: Utilisation of hybrid cloud technologies is on the rise in India, primarily driven by an effective cost benefit. According to global software giant Microsoft and Zinnov, the Hybrid Cloud market in India is fast becoming a new standard for delivery of digital transformation. With substantial cost as well as organisational benefits, Indian enterprises are increasingly intensifying their reliance on a hybrid cloud setup, said a report by the two.