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    Orange, Bouygues Telecom and SFR had already all lifted the veil on their commitments to reduce their carbon footprint. This Thursday, it was the turn of Iliad, the parent company of Free, to present its own “Climate strategy”. The initiative comes as 5G arrives in France, and is giving rise to heated debates related to its energy consumption and that of digital uses. Iliad’s promise? Achieve carbon neutrality in 2035, 15 years ahead of the Paris agreement. But also with five years ahead of Orange, the historical operator and leader of the turbulent French telecoms market. Iliad relies on various commitments to achieve its goal. He says he wants to invest 1 billion euros over 15 years, improve the energy efficiency of fixed and mobile networks, that of data centers, or even boost the environmental performance of boxes … These commitments … Follow La Tribune Share economic...
    From the moment he assumed the presidency of the United States, Joe Biden has carried out some executive actions to reverse the political measures that Donald Trump took, he has signed 17 decrees aimed at reversing his predecessor’s policies on immigration, climate change and pandemic management. Biden’s advisers noted that Biden will halt construction of the border wall, the construction of which was ordered by Trump, remove the ban on travelers from certain Muslim countries entering the United States, rejoin the United States into the Paris Climate Agreement and in The World Health Organization will also revoke environmental deregulation measures and will seek to revoke the approval of the Keystone XL pipeline that connects the United States and Canada. Biden will seek the naturalization of millions of undocumented immigrants. Photo: AP. The president has signed the decrees almost immediately after being sworn in, after the brief act he...
    President Joe Biden pledged to restore dignity to the US government on Wednesday, warning his new staff that they will be ‘fired on the spot’ if he catches them being disrespectful to others.  The 46th US President made the threat as he swore in around 1,000 appointed political aides during a virtual ceremony held in the White House State Dining Room yesterday evening. ‘I’m not joking when I say this: If you’re ever working with me and I hear you treat another colleague with disrespect or talk down to someone, I promise you, I will fire you on the spot — on the spot,’ Biden cautioned. ‘No ifs ands or buts. Everybody is entitled to be treated with decency and dignity. That’s been missing in a big way the last four years.’ Biden added: ‘We’re going to be judged whether or not we restored the integrity and competency this government...
    (CNN Business)A version of this article first appeared in the "Reliable Sources" newsletter. You can sign up for free right here."Let's do this again tomorrow," President Biden's press secretary Jen Psaki said at the close of her first White House press briefing on Wednesday, and many Americans, regardless of political bent, profession, state, or identity, said: Yes please.Others were more than happy to tune out the news about the new administration -- and that was a welcome change too. During the Trump years, many people felt that his antics were impossible to ignore.For all the talk about, and appeals to, Trump fans who wanted to watch the press corps bullied and bashed, most Americans don't want that. They never did. Most Americans want to know what is real and true so that they can make the best decisions for their families. That's what Psaki is promising to provide -- reliable,...
    When Thomas Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence, he included in it a list of the colonists’ grievances with the British government. Notably absent were any complaints that the British government infringed upon the freedom of speech. In those days, public speech was as acerbic as it is today. If words were aimed at Parliament, all words were lawful. If they were aimed directly and personally at the king -- as Jefferson’s were in the Declaration -- they constituted treason. Needless to say, Jefferson and the 55 others who signed the Declaration would all have been hanged for treasonous speech had the British prevailed. Of course, the colonists won the war, and, six years afterward, the 13 states ratified the Constitution. Two years after ratification, the Constitution was amended by adding the Bill of Rights. The first ratified amendment prohibited Congress from doing what the colonists never seriously complained about...
    Through Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard, the government of Andrés Manuel López Obrador applauded the decision of the incoming Joe Biden administration to stop construction of the border wall between Mexico and the United States. | 01/20/2021 | ionicons-v5-c20: 17 | Noé González | Mexico.- The first signatures of Joe biden in agreements and treaties already had their first repercussions in Mexico. Although, the former president of the United States Donald Trump expressed since before he became president, his illusion to see a border wall built between the border of Mexico and the United States to end the migration of Mexico and other Latin American countries to the United States. Today that decision, which at the time seemed a fact, is vanished, as the newly appointed president signed an agreement to put a stop to the construction of the border wall. In response to this decision, the government of Mexico...
    CNN’s Van Jones celebrated the new tenor of the Biden administration’s relationship with the White House press corps, by fawning over the basic back-and-forth between the two. On Wednesday, White House press secretary Jen Psaki held the Biden administration’s inaugural briefing and discussed a number of topics, including the “potentially divisive” impeachment trial of the 45th president. Anchor Anderson Cooper asked for Jones to reflect on what he’d seen in the first hours of the Biden White House — and Jones didn’t hold back in praising the very ordinariness of it all. “It’s just mesmerizing to watch a functional government doing functional government type things,” Jones said, before lapsing into a literal description of a normal press briefing. “I mean, just a press conference and a human and the person said words and the words made sense and then somebody asked a question and then the person answered the question and you’re just crying, just...
    Jeff Bezos’ company offered the incoming administration of President Joe Biden to help streamline processes related to the COVID-19 vaccine | 01/20/2021 | ionicons-v5-c18: 36 | Noé González | United States.- Amid the sums to the Biden government to combat the COVID pandemic that has plagued the United States and the world since last year, the e-commerce giant is now joining Amazon. Through a letter, Jeff Bezos’ company let the incoming President know that they are at his complete disposal to assist in the processes to rapidly immunize the United States population. « We are prepared to expedite and rapidly move vaccines throughout the country as soon as they are ready, » the document issued by the organization reads. Amazon joins Biden’s efforts to deliver on one of the earliest promises to Americans. Well, the native of Delaware has raised as his main mission to get 100 million Americans...
    (CNN)As has been well documented by now, former President Donald Trump always treated the presidential pardon power like it was a personal gift rather than a constitutional power afforded to the office he held.Thus we saw Trump ignore the regular pardon process and its requirements and standards, with many of his last-minute pardons going to people who know him personally, who were supported by a celebrity he likes or who supported him politically. Throughout his presidency, we saw Trump and his lawyers successfully "dangle" pardons before people who otherwise might have cooperated with law enforcement and disclosed Trump's misconduct, in order to keep them quiet, and then reward them later with pardons when they did so. Jennifer Rodgers It's an exercise in futility to sift through the dozens upon dozens of Trump's abusive pardons to try to determine the most outrageous, although those given to four war criminals who were...
    A network of private attorneys and the conservative organizations are launching a "war" against ciritcal race theory trainings across the country as President Biden rolls back the Trump administration's efforts on the issue. Led by Discovery Institute researcher Chris Rufo, the network's stated goal is to bring a complaint before the U.S. Supreme Court and "effectively abolish critical race theory programs from American life." It comes just after Biden repealed Trump's executive order banning critical race theory training from the federal government, a move by Trump that Rufo appeared to precipitate by releasing documents leaked from federal employees. "Critical race theory is a grave threat to the American way of life," read Rufo's press release, which echoed Trump's previous condemnation of the training. BIDEN EDUCATION NOMINEE TOUTED DIVERSITY SPEAKER WHO CLAIMED SCHOOLS 'SPIRIT MURDER' BLACK CHILDREN "It divides Americans by race and traffics in the pernicious concepts of race essentialism, racial stereotyping,...
    New York : Former President Trump withdrew one of his executive orders. Photo: Win McNamee / . The ex-president Donald trump He made one last strange decision: he struck down an executive order that prevented federal government officials from working in other countries after leaving office. That order was signed by the president in January 2017, as soon as his government began, as a way to “drain the swamp” of politics in Washington, DC, he said. “Most of the people behind me will not be able to go to work after they leave the government.”Trump said when he signed the order. The then president required his collaborators to sign a commitment that they would “never” work with foreign governments. That will no longer be in effect with the last minute cancellation, he reported. The Washington Post. The ex-president’s decision, of course, was not announced with...
    In his final hours as president, Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump wave to supporters as they board Air Force One to head to Florida on January 20, 2021 in Joint Base Andrews, Maryland. Photo by Pete Marovich - Pool/Getty Images Die-hard Trump fans are emotional as their plot to keep him in office fails. With Joe Biden was inaugurated, some pro-Trump extremists are giving up hope of a second term. The inauguration also prompted what might be the beginning of the end for some conspiracy groups. Others, though, continue to hold fast to their delusions.  Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. The inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris should have put an end to the grip that Trump tried to maintain on the White House, and it did. But some more extreme supporters continue to lean into delusions about how the...
    EFE videos Portugal toughens its confinement amid criticism and fear of new records Lisbon, Jan 20 (EFE) .- Portugal is experiencing a stricter confinement as of today to force more citizens to stay at home, but whose measures are still insufficient for many specialists, who raise the tone of their criticism at the same rate as fear grows to continue breaking daily records. After eleven days adding highs, sometimes daily deaths (the new peak is 219 deaths today), sometimes infections and always hospitalized, the feeling in the country is that the ceiling has not yet been reached in this devastating third wave, and the arrival of the daily bulletin of the authorities begins to be feared. “The next days will be very hard, please, help us all,” the Minister of Health, Marta Temido, asked the Parliament this Tuesday excitedly. His appeal revealed the seams of a health system on the...
    The Prosecutor’s Office has been shown this Wednesday favorable to the decision of the Superior Court of Justice of Catalonia (TSJC) to provisionally mark February 14 as the date of the next Catalan elections, while making a decision on whether or not it is possible to postpone them due to the anticipation of a negative evolution of the pandemic. However, the Government has continued to defend that they be postponed until May 30 and has assured that it will fight whatever it takes to make it so. The TSJC accepted on Tuesday the very precautionary measures requested by two of the six resources presented against the decree of the Government that postponed the elections until that spring day, and thus, it was temporarily suspended. It did so, he argued, in order to allow time to prepare for the February vote in the event that its final resolution makes it...
    As the coronavirus pandemic swept through the United States last year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention took a back seat, overshadowed by its own mistakes and by a government hell-bent on minimizing the scale of the crisis. Now that the new government of Joe Biden assumes, a new director of the agency known as CDC also arrives, who faces a Herculean task: to fight a deadly pandemic and to promote a massive vaccination campaign ravaged by delays and confusion. “I don’t know if the CDC is totally screwed up or just temporarily damaged,” but they need to recover, said Timothy Westmoreland, a Georgetown University law professor and public health expert. The task will fall on the shoulders of Dr. Rochelle Walensky, a 51-year-old infectious disease specialist who until now worked for Harvard University School of Medicine and Massachusetts General Hospital. Walensky is due to take office this...
    The new US Government slightly encourages an Ibex weighed down by energy and banks
    DANCING On Ice's first show has been hit with 341 Ofcom complaints due to Holly Willoughby's racy dress and Rufus Hound's political comments. The new series of the ITV show kicked off on Sunday, and while viewers were thrilled to have it back on their screens not everything went down well. 6Holly's racy dress has sparked official complaintsCredit: Rex Features The official TV regulator has revealed the mammoth amount of complaints that have poured in just three days after it aired. A rep for Ofcom told us: "Most of the 341 complaints were about Rufus Hound’s comments about the government. "We also received complaints about Holly’s dress, and the set-up of the programme given Corona rules." Rufus' words sparked outrage at the time, with fans flocking to Twitter to slam the comic for making the family show "political". Rufus slammed the UK government during the live show 6He and his...
    Trump had banned his staff from lobbying for five years after leaving his White House in an effort to 'drain the swamp.' Donald Trump ran for office in 2016 by promising to "drain the swamp," a reference to corruption in the federal government. However, just hours before his tenure ended, in the wee hours of Wednesday morning, Trump rescinded a five-year lobbying ban he had his aides sign when they joined his administration — a move that will allow ex-officials to lobby in the very industries they worked to regulate while in the federal government. Trump instituted the lobby ban on Jan. 28, 2017 — just eight days into his tenure. He billed the ban as a historic effort to root out corruption in the government, joking that the ban was so tough many of his aides would not be...
    Inauguration security: 25,000 National Guard members in a fortified D.C. Donald and Melania Trump Leave the White House for the Final Time, Heading to Mar-a-Lago These $19k SUVs Will Make You Trade in Your Car Ad Microsoft The Highest Paying Cash Back Card Has Hit The Market Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/11 SLIDES © Pra-chid / Getty Images/iStockphoto Everybody knows when Tax Day lands in April. But the 15th is hardly the only number that matters when you’re figuring out how much money you owe the government or, hopefully, how much money the government owes you back. Taxes are all about numbers. How much income did you earn? What percentage of that income can be taxed? At what rate? How much have...
    The Dutch government will soon ban passenger flights from the UK, South Africa and all of South America. The ban will go into effect on Saturday, January 23, and will remain in effect until the government can impose a mandatory quarantine on returning travelers. Also new, the Dutch government wants to introduce a curfew from 8:30 p.m. to 4:30 a.m. from Friday January 22 to February 10. This means that residents will no longer be able to be outside their homes without a valid reason between these hours. The House of Representatives has yet to approve the proposal.
    (CNN)The US Capitol in Washington, DC, and state capitols across the country are under tight security on Wednesday as President-elect Joe Biden prepares to be inaugurated.After a pro-Trump mob attacked the US Capitol two weeks ago, the FBI warned of possible armed protests at the Capitol and all 50 state capitols in the days leading up to and including inauguration.The warning has led to a massive security presence in DC. About 25,000 National Guard members are present and much of the area around the National Mall and Capitol are inaccessible to the public. States, too, have bolstered their defenses by setting up fences and barriers, boarding up windows, and calling in the National Guard.Armed demonstrators gather at Virginia state Capitol as states stay tight on security ahead of inaugurationSo far, the large security efforts have dwarfed the protests that materialized. But the tensions remain high.On Sunday, small gatherings of protesters,...
    “The president agrees with me that the best way, perhaps the only way to secure Israel’s future as a democratic Jewish state, and to give the Palestinians the state to which they are entitled, is the solution said to two states, “he said. Before the American senators, however, he recognized that such a solution was not “realistic” in the “short term”, calling for the immediate future Israelis and Palestinians to “avoid unilateral measures which make it even more complex”. Outgoing US President Donald Trump presented his Middle East peace plan a year ago, which grants the Palestinians only a demilitarized state reduced to its bare minimum, with a capital on the outskirts of Jerusalem and private Israeli settlements which would be annexed by the Hebrew state. The Palestinian Authority rejected the proposal outright, denying the Trump administration mediator status. She had already severed all contact with the United States...
            by Stephen B. Presser  In one of the most extraordinary passages of his most extraordinary book, C.S. Lewis, the 20th century’s greatest Christian apologist, wrote of Jesus Christ, that he was either the son of God, as he claimed, or a madman. In the Christmas season, believers take comfort in their faith and joyfully embrace the first alternative. The United States has a tradition of separating church and state, but there is a competing tradition, equally venerable, that our government is only fit for a religious people, one that understands there is a divine order to which humankind ought to conform, and that, as Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett once explained, it is our task to contribute to the building of the Kingdom of God. If a higher power holds sway on earth, however, it was difficult (as it often is) to discern a celestial hand in the...
    New York : The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska. Photo: Steven Chase / US Fish and Wildlife Service / . Donald Trump sealed his environmental legacy with another decision that will affect wildlife in Alaska. The government signed the contracts for the exploitation of oil and gas in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. This is how Trump fulfills his objectives of granting exploitation rights in Northeast Alaska. The announcement was made by the Land Management Bureau. Leases were announced for exploitation of nine sites in an area of ​​more than 430,000 acres. The state of Alaska will exploit seven of the lands. The remaining two fell into the hands of two companies. President-elect Joe Biden, who opposes the soil drilling, you will not be able to reverse the contracts as it exposes the federal government to lawsuits. However, environmental groups have already demanded the...
    EFE videos Rutte Cornered by Dutch Parliament Assumes “Direct Responsibility” The Hague, Jan 19 (EFE) .- Cornered by an outraged Parliament that questioned the wisdom of seeking his fourth re-election, the outgoing Prime Minister of the Netherlands, Mark Rutte, today assumed his “direct responsibility” for the aid scandal to families and tried to seek support for new restrictions against the British strain in the Netherlands. On a cloudy day, characterized by the rains and strong wind typical of the Netherlands, Rutte left his office with the same worried face that he kept the rest of the day before the deputies who were waiting for him with a list of questions and reproaches about the scandal which led him to present the resignation en bloc from the Government on Friday, saving himself from facing the motion of censure today with guaranteed victory. Many deputies have been asking unanswered questions over the...
    Since the Jan. 6 attempted insurrection at the U.S. Capitol we’ve been treated to the spectacle of people like Rep.Kevin McCarthy, Sen. Ted Cruz, and others within the Republican party invoking a spirit of “unity” as they urge Democrats to temper their response to a crisis that Republicans themselves were responsible for causing. As Sarah Churchwell, writing for the New York Review of Books, observes, these newfound calls for “unity” are from the exact same people who have constantly cast themselves as the “Party of Lincoln” at various times over the past four years. Republican leaders enjoy flashing their badges as the “Party of Lincoln,” preening themselves on Lincoln’s moral victories and declaring themselves his rightful political heirs. “Our party, the Republican Party, was founded to defeat slavery. Abraham Lincoln, the first Republican president, signed the Emancipation Proclamation,” Senator Ted Cruz declaimed at the Republican National Convention in 2016, as...
    New York : By: Eridania Bidó Fernández January 19, 2021 When we speak of events, we refer to issues that do not occur frequently or very often, which due to their impact, be it social, individual, local or global, modify reality at a certain moment with consequences in the medium or long term. The history of humanity has been marked by great events at all levels that changed its course, events such as; the French Revolution, the arrival of man on the moon, the fall of the Berlin Wall, the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, the September 11 attack, among others. Other events in which the man himself has not had a direct intervention, but that could be a consequence of many of his actions, include the earthquake / tsunami in Japan in 2011, most recently the appearance of the Coronavirus, generating in the world...
    As multiple states across the country say they have run out of vaccines to administer and are left waiting on the federal government to get them additional doses, the incoming Biden team is pleading with them to hold out hope just a little longer. In public press conferences Tuesday, officials from multiple states said they could not move more quickly to scale vaccination in their states until they received additional instructions on how to go about procuring the millions of additional doses needed to match the growing demand. Officials in California, New Jersey, Kentucky and New York all told The Daily Beast that residents of their states have had their vaccination appointments canceled as a result of the low supply. Some said the breakdown in communication with the outgoing Trump administration over the last 10 days and the confusing process of navigating the transition to a new White House has...
    (CNN)The headlines dominating the news understandably deal with the outrageous behavior of President Donald Trump and the attempted coup he inspired at our nation's Capitol.Yes, it was important for the House of Representatives to impeach Trump. Yes, the Senate must convict him. No president, now or in the future, can lead an insurrection against the United States government and get away with it.Bernie SandersBut as enormously important as that is, we must not lose sight of the pain and anxiety of millions of working families all over this country, as they suffer through the worst public health and economic crises in the modern history of our country. In fact, many working families are facing more economic desperation today than any time since the Great Depression.As a result of the pandemic, tens of millions of our fellow citizens have lost their jobs and incomes. Hunger is at its highest level in...
    The Government of the Italian Prime Minister, Giuseppe Conte, received this Tuesday the support of a simple majority in the Senate, after overcoming the confidence of the Chamber of Deputies by an absolute majority on Monday. In total, 156 senators of the 161 necessary to obtain an absolute majority seconded the Executive, while 140 voted against. Conte now has a weak majority but enough in the Senate if you decide to continue leading the country, but this scenario, allowed by the Constitution, must have the approval of the President of the Republic, Sergio Mattarella, who in recent days had asked for stable majorities. More information shortly …
    He Superior Court of Justice of Catalonia (TSJC) has decided to maintain for now the call for elections on February 14th. The court has agreed to provisionally suspend the decree of the Government that postponed the Catalan regional elections to next May 30, without waiting to resolve on the merits of the matter, to prevent your final decision from having “irreversible” effects on the 14-F electoral call, which requires starting the process to carry out the vote. Can allegations be made? Yes, Generalitat and the Prosecutor’s Office can present allegations before Thursday at 10 am. In fact, the Government spokesperson, Meritxell Budó, has already announced this Tuesday that will present allegations against the decision of the Superior Court of Justice of Catalonia (TSJC) to suspend, in a precautionary and provisional way, the postponement of the elections to the Parliament. According to Budó, do not share the decision of...
    A New York City court worker was arrested Tuesday after allegedly threatening to murder several Democratic politicians out of anger over the results of the presidential election. Brandon Hunt, a 37-year-old employee at the New York State Office of Court Administration, has been charged with making online threats against elected officials, including several Democratic leaders, in several social-media posts since December. After the Jan. 6 Capitol riots, Hunt, who goes by the nickname “X-Ray Ultra,” escalated his violent rhetoric, calling for another insurrection when all elected officials are back at the Capitol to “slaughter these motherfuckers.” Authorities raided his Queens home on Tuesday morning and he is in custody, a source with knowledge of the situation told The Daily Beast. The New York State court system also confirmed that Hunt, who was employed as an assistant court analyst in the attorney registration unit, has been suspended without pay. “Trump,...
    Two-day formal talks with the Taliban concluded in the United Arab Emirates this week. Billed as the most significant talks to date, they included representatives from the United States and the three countries considered to have influence over the Taliban: the UAE, Saudi Arabia, and Pakistan. The Afghan Taliban have come to the negotiating table before as part of various bids to end the 17-year-long war that is the longest in American history, but this time was different. The group has always had two primary demands if it was going to agree to any peace settlement, and for the first time, significant steps were made towards meeting them. Direct negotiations with the United States First, the Taliban has always demanded that it be able to negotiate directly with the United States. Because the U.S. classed the Taliban as a terrorist group, it wouldn't negotiate with them, insisting that...
    Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard presented on Tuesday the schedule of shipments of vaccines against COVID-19 that are scheduled between January and March. With those injections, plus those that were already sent by Pfizer in the first days of January, the federal government expects that 14.1 million people will have already been vaccinated against the new coronavirus by the end of the third month of the year. The inventory of the doses against the new coronavirus consists of injections from Pfizer, CanSino Biologics, AstraZeneca and ‘Sputnik V’. Pfizer After the shipment that will arrive in Monterrey and Mexico City on Tuesday (of 219,375 doses), the US pharmaceutical company will not resume shipments until February 15. The restart of this process will begin with a shipment of 781,950 doses. In total, by March the Government of Mexico will have 4 million 331 thousand 925 Pfizer vaccines against...
    COVID passport, but with another name: the idea to reactivate tourism supported by the Government
    In a subtle redirection of Shakespeare’s oft-quoted assertion in Henry VI, to “first .  .  .  kill all the lawyers,” Democrats inside government and their cohorts in the private sector are moving to censure not necessarily all lawyers — just those who fail to kowtow to their liberal orthodoxy. This purge is but the latest chapter in the radical rulebook long focused on “reimagining” our society into one premised not on individual liberty protected by the rule of law, but rather one built on group identity and forced allegiance thereto. It has been a long time coming, but the Democrat Party’s capture of the Senate majority allows them to dramatically accelerate their villainy. For decades, liberals have worked tirelessly to deconstruct America’s system of education, one premised on classical pedagogy and local curriculum control – a structure that stressed objective standards of learning and which rewarded achievement. Our country’s public...
    The Valencian Government gives one more turn of the screw to the restrictions to stop the unstoppable advance of the pandemic. It will close all the hospitality premises in this community, it will limit the hours of non-essential shops until 6:00 p.m. and close the non-professional sports facilities. These measures, adopted at the meeting of the Interdepartmental Table against Covid-19, will come into effect this Thursday, January 21 from 00:00 hours and will be in force for at least 14 days before the current escalation of infections, hospitalizations and deaths that the third wave It is causing in the Valencian Community and that keeps the health system in a borderline situation. The meeting of this coordinating body, in which several conselleries of the Coalition Executive made up of PSPV-PSOE, Compromís and Unides Podem, was convened late on Monday, after meeting the new record of positives, hospital admissions and...
    Fernando Luna Source: Courtesy The year 2020 threw circumstances that seriously affected the economy, notably the pandemic by Covid-19, which led the vast majority of countries in the world to establish measures of social distancing and confinement, as well as the closure or restriction of “non-essential” economic activities. Mexico has not been the exception, and as a consequence of the foregoing, there has been a reduction in production and demand of goods and services, which has slowed down economic activity, causing job losses and a crisis of confidence. Specifically, as a result of this crisis, the Bank of Mexico forecasts an 8.7% reduction in Gross domestic product at the end of 2020, while for 2021 it projects a growth of 3.8%. For its part, OECD (Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development) places this recovery rate at 3.6%. It is reasonable to think that the...
    According to information published by Le Monde, the French government should keep the ski lifts closed during the month of February. LThe French government is due to meet this Wednesday, January 20 in the Health Defense Council in order to take stock of the situation in the country. According to information from the newspaper Le Monde, the closure of the ski lifts should be maintained for the month of February because of an excessive health risk. This is yet another blow to the mountain sector, barely two weeks before the start of the winter holidays. As a reminder, the ski resorts are still open to the public but not the ski lifts which have been closed since the presidential announcement of November 24. After the Christmas holidays, the government had considered the reopening of the ski lifts on January 7 and then extended until...
    The future of Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte hangs on the crucial vote of confidence expected Tuesday evening in the Senate, where he must find a new government majority after being released in the midst of a pandemic by Matteo Renzi and his troops. He took a first step on Monday by gaining confidence in the Chamber of Deputies, where the two pillars of his coalition, the Democratic Party (PD, center-left) and the 5 Star Movement (M5S, anti-system), have the majority . He is now attempting the double in the upper house, where he lacks on paper fifteen votes to reach an absolute majority. Giuseppe Conte, a law professor who himself has never rubbed shoulders with universal suffrage, has embarked on a vote hunt to try to compensate for the departure of Mr. Renzi and his fifteen senators. During his speech in the Senate,...
    Prime Minister Mitsotakis tightens his grip on the media but is careful not to alienate the press bosses.
    CCOO and UGT announced this Tuesday that they have convened for February 11 concentrations in front of the headquarters of the sub-delegations of the Government of all the provinces. The majority unions demand, in the short term, that the Executive withdraw and agree to raise the minimum interprofessional wage. And in addition, they demand that negotiations be started again to repeal the most harmful aspects of the labor reform and also to end the 2013 pension reform. This was announced this Tuesday by the general secretaries of CCOO and UGT, Unai Sordo and Pepe Álvarez. Both leaders denounced that, in their opinion, the Government has given him “de facto veto right” to the employer when it comes to raising the minimum wage, since it has argued that the amount will not be raised unless there is an agreement between the social agents that the employers do not want. “Just...
    (CNN)Data from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows there's still a gap in the number of Covid-19 vaccines that have been distributed to states and the number of shots that have gone into arms, but as states' vaccine campaigns have picked up the pace, states complain the federal government is not sending vaccines fast enough. Expert sees a ray of sunshine in Covid-19 battle, but deaths and variant cases are growing in the USSo far, the US has distributed more than 31 million Covid-19 vaccines to the states, but the CDC says only about 40% have actually been given to people, according to the latest data.But the evidence shows the percentage of people vaccinated is likely much better than what the numbers suggest.There's lag time between when the states report their numbers to the CDC and there's an additional reporting delay with the Martin Luther King...
    PIERS Morgan exploded at a government minister this morning after he couldn't explain why Britain has the Covid-19 death rate in the world. The latest data published yesterday shows Britain has an average of 935 daily deaths over the past week, which equates to more than 16 people in every million dying each day. ⚠️ Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates 4Piers Morgan asked the Northern Ireland Secretary why the UK has the highest death rate in the worldCredit: refer to caption. 4Brandon Lewis said he wasn't able to give a direct answerCredit: refer to caption. The Good Morning Britain host asked Northern Ireland Secretary Brandon Lewis why the death rate was so high. Piers said: "Given you talk about international comparisons all the time in relation to our vaccine performance, it is legitimate to ask you why we have the worst death...
    By Rodolfo León 0 COMMENTS 01/18/2021 8:36 pm Christopher Nolan, one of the most acclaimed film directors of our time, believes that the pandemic caused by the COVID-19 it is having far more serious consequences than previously thought for the entertainment industry. The director of Tenet assures that this crisis could end the cinemas all over the world and has asked the UK government for help to reach a solution. According to information from Deadline, Nolan, along with other directors and industry personalities, sent a letter to the UK Government to request some kind of support to rescue the film industry. Here is an extract of what they communicated: “We recognize the support that the government has already been able to provide. But we fear that this is not enough, as the challenges are more acute for larger theater operators who have not been able to access personalized...
    He violent assault on the Capitol by an extremist mob harangued from the White House and a second impeachment process to the president is a catastrophic ending even for him “chaotic” government of Donald Trump. Carolina García Encinas, a specialist in US politics at the Elcano Royal Institute, warned, days before the November elections: “Trump has questioned almost all the precepts about the presidency and with it what has managed to damage institutions and hurt the system by breaking the rules“. A divided society Despite hasty calls for nonviolence, the transition is anticipated in revolt. Armed radicals have organized marches to surround government buildings a few hours before the inauguration of Joe Biden, a ceremony to which Trump has announced that he will not attend. Follow lit the dangerous flame of confrontation in a society divided into two halves, installed in parallel realities: that of those who are...
    The Third Vice President of the Government and Minister of Economic Affairs and for Digital Transformation, Nadia Calviño, has confirmed that the sending of labor reforms and the pension systems to Brussels is “in process”. Calviño has assured this Monday that the details of both processes, which are the only ones who have not moved Until now to the community authorities of the recovery and resilience plan, they will not take long to be completed. The vice-president informed the media after her meeting with the Eurogroup via videoconference. Claims that she does not have the function of sending the report: “I have not been able to speak with the Presidency of the Government, which is the one who is formally in charge of sending the documentation, and then I do not know if they have already been sent in the course of today. The sending of these two missing...
    'Taxpayers shouldn't be on the hook for NY's failure,' tweeted Sen. Rick Scott (R-FL). Republican lawmakers slammed Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-NY) this week over the fact that New York will be getting $2 billion in federal funding to fight COVID — but the funding is the result of a federal change that will be equally applied to help all the other states, too. There's no doubt New York has been in dire straits lately. It has suffered 1.24 million cases and 40,000 deaths since the pandemic began. With its COVID numbers soaring once again, the state received 50,000 fewer vaccines last week than promised by the federal government. But Republicans see no reason that the federal government should help Cuomo "backfill budget gaps" with a "bailout".
    The Italian Prime Minister, Giuseppe Conte, has obtained this Monday the confidence of the deputies to maintain his Government, after the crisis opened by Matteo Renzi, who has left the coalition, and awaits tomorrow’s vote in the Senate, where the numbers are tighter. Total, 321 deputies of the 316 necessary to obtain an absolute majority seconded the Executive of Conte, mainly from the governmental 5 Star Movement (M5S), Democratic Party and Free and Equal, and the Mixed Group. 27 abstained, mostly from Italia Viva, and 259 voted “no”, especially from the parties on the right: League, Brothers of Italy and Forza Italia. Among the votes in favor is that of the deputy Reneta Polverini, from Forza Italia, who “in an act of responsibility”, as she told the media after the parliamentary session, distanced herself from the line of her party to support Conte. The big challenge: the Senate vote Conte...
    The House has just impeached Donald Trump for the second time following a violent insurrection by his supporters that endangered the lives of Vice President Mike Pence and members of Congress. Trump got into the White House to begin with despite losing the popular vote in 2016, but went on to pack the federal courts with lifetime judges, including appointing one in three Supreme Court justices. The recent Republican Senate majority, which refused to rein in Trump’s abuses after his first impeachment, was elected with 20 million fewer votes than the Democratic minority. You don’t have to look far or hard for evidence of the flaws in U.S. democracy. But in thinking about how to fix it, it’s helpful to have a framework for understanding what’s going on here—the roots of the problems and how deep they go. Political scientist Douglas Amy offers a start on that with Second Rate Democracy, a website laying out 17 ways the...
    London (CNN Business)The French government has put an abrupt end to a $20 billion takeover of the country's biggest retailer by Canada's largest convenience store operator.In a joint statement on Saturday, French supermarket chain Carrefour (CRERF) and Couche-Tard (ANCTF), the owner of Circle K, said that talks about a €16.2 billion ($19.5 billion) transaction "are no longer continuing."The companies, which had confirmed the merger discussions only last week, said that they would instead explore partnerships in areas such as fuel purchasing, distribution and private label products.Circle Ks owner offers $20 billion for Frances biggest retailerThe deal would have created the world's fourth biggest supermarket chain based on 2019 sales, after Walmart (WMT), Lidl owner Schwarz Group and Kroger (KR), according to Euromonitor. Carrefour is one of Europe's biggest grocers with 10,000 convenience stores, supermarkets and hypermarkets across the continent. Couche-Tard operates 9,000 convenience stores across North America and is growing...
    CHINA was the only major economy to grow in 2020, expanding by at least two percent over the year, figures show. By contrast, the global economy shrank by 4.3 percent as countries around the world struggled with the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. 4China was the only major economy to expand in 2020, figures showCredit: Getty - Contributor 4The government in Beijing continues to face allegations that it sought to cover up the pandemic when it could still have been containedCredit: AP:Associated Press Data released on Monday by the Chinese government suggest the country's economy grew by 2.3 percent over the course of the year. Output shrank by a historic 6.8 percent in the first quarter, but recovered with growth of 3.2, 4.9, and 6.5 percent in the second, third, and fourth quarters. It represents China's worst year of annual growth since 1976, when its economy shrank...
    Ten years that the fate of the Stocamine site has never ceased to create controversy between supporters of the final and total landfill of the 42,000 tonnes of hazardous waste found there and those preferring to remove it first. The Ministry of Ecology Transition ruled on Monday, January 18: “The Minister of Ecological Transition decides to launch the realization of the containment of the site without additional destocking”, he said in a press release. In addition, Barbara Pompili has chosen to allocate an envelope of 50 million euros “To allow a protection plan for the Alsace aquifer over the next five years”, the mine being located under this important water table of the Alsatian territory. This sum of money should make it possible, under the leadership of Ademe, to clean up “Several former industrial sites located above the Alsace water table” and not below like Stocamine. This aims to...
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    He President of the Junta de Castilla y León, Alfonso Fernández Mañueco, and that of Castilla la Mancha. Emiliano Garcia-Page, have demanded “political solutions” and a change in the state of alarm in order to further advance the curfew as a measure to fight against the increase in the number of coronavirus infections. Fernández Mañueco has maintained this Monday that although it will be the Supreme Court who will say whether or not the curfew at eight in the afternoon In that Community, the increase in covid requires political solutions, which the Government has asked to exercise in an agile way. Speaking to the program More than one of Onda Cero, Mañueco has insisted that he adopted the measure of lowering the curfew to eight o’clock – that the Executive has appealed to the Supreme-, because according to the legal services of the Board it was allowed by the decree...
    The Democratic League, Left in Positive and Federalistes d’Esquerra have announced this Monday the filing of an appeal against the postponement of the electionss that were initially called for February 14 and that the Government has decided to delay until May 30. In a statement, the Lliga, an extra-parliamentary formation of moderate Catalanism led by Astrid Barrio, explained that its executive committee decided last Saturday to appeal the electoral postponement decree approved on Friday, which nullifies the holding of the elections on 14F. This Monday at 09.30 hours the Lliga has presented in the Superior Court of Justice of Catalonia (TSJC) “two briefs of filing of an administrative contentious appeal by the procedure of protection of fundamental rights and a brief of filing of ordinary contentious administrative appeal”. According to the Lliga, there has been an “unacceptable abuse of power”, since the Vice President of the Government, Pere Aragonès,...
    Some 150 Houthi rebels and pro-government soldiers have been killed in a week of fighting south of the strategic city of Hodeidah in Yemen, according to an . report from military and medical sources on Monday. The conflict between the Iranian-backed Houthis and the Saudi-backed government since 2014 has plunged this poor country on the Arabian Peninsula into the world’s worst humanitarian crisis according to the UN. According to a pro-government military source, the fighting was provoked by attacks by the rebels, who hold the port city of Hodeida (southwest) and seek to extend their control further south where loyalist forces are positioned. The clashes are the most violent since the entry into force of a UN-brokered truce in December 2018, residents reported, indicating that they had not given rise to a rebel advance. “The death toll of both parties has reached around 150 dead and 260 wounded in...
    Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen announced on his social media accounts that he will be the first in the country to Vaccinego against him Covid-19 with a drug created by the Chinese Sinopharm. « I announce today that to build confidence in the Vaccinetion and encourage the fight against infection by CoronavirusI’ll be the first to Vaccinerme, « Hun Sen was quoted as saying by the Khmer Times newspaper. He added that last Friday he accepted the Chinese proposal to supply one million doses of the Vaccine of Sinopharm and emphasized that for the Cambodian population the Vaccinetion will be free. The prime minister acknowledged that one million doses are not enough for the country and pointed out that in the future the Government plans VaccineThere are between 10 and 13 million citizens, which corresponds to 80 percent of the population. The Vaccine from...
            by Thomas Catenacci  Puerto Rico has become a popular tax haven for super rich Americans who take advantage of local laws, which allow them to avoid paying U.S. federal income taxes. Over the last decade, thousands of wealthy Americans have built homes, started businesses and spent a significant amount of time in Puerto Rico, all in order to take advantage of the island’s tax code that exempts them from U.S. taxes. While just a few thousand have taken advantage of the law, the U.S. federal government has potentially lost out on hundreds of millions of dollars in tax revenue, according to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). “It’s being done, in a sense, in plain sight,” Peter Palsen, an international tax expert at the Washington D.C-area law firm Frost Law, told The Daily Caller News Foundation. “The IRS has the knowledge of who’s doing it.” In 2012, the Puerto...
    The Minister of the Presidency, Public Administration and Interior of the Junta de Andalucía, Elías Bendodo, has assured that the central Executive “is like the dog in the manger, neither makes decisions nor lets us take them” regarding the curfew and the confinement by Covid. “Already we are desperate. If the Government does not want to act, let us leave the autonomous communities, “he said. Speaking in Estepona (Málaga), where he has visited the works to improve the access to the port, Bendodo has referred to the request of the Andalusian Executive to advance the curfew at 8:00 p.m., something that “it seems that the Government of Spain is going to think about it, study it and may agree to it”; as well as being able to decree confinement in certain populations with the highest incidence. Thus, he insisted that the Andalusian Government asks “that give us the tools...
    Breitbart News senior contributor Peter Schweizer on Sunday detailed how Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and his wife Elaine Chao are financially tied to the Chinese Communist Party. Schweizer said on Fox News Channel’s “The Next Revolution” that McConnell’s “position on China has softened over the years,” which he argued is due to the growing relationship between the Chinese government and the Chao’s company. “Really, it goes to the fact that Mitch McConnell and Elaine Chao, his wife, are financially tied to the Chinese government,” Schweizer outlined. “And it comes through the shipbuilding company that Elaine Chao’s family owns. That relationship was forged in December of 1993 when James Chao, Elaine Chao’s father, Elaine Chao, and the new son-in-law, Senator Mitch McConnell, visited Beijing, China, at the invitation of the China state shipbuilding corporation. This was a coup to Beijing because Tiananmen square had happened just four years earlier....
    Night Owls is a themed open thread appearing at Daily Kos seven days a week. 3 days until JOE BIDEN AND KAMALA HARRIS TAKE THE OATH OF OFFICE Clive Thompson at Wired writes—Climate Change Needs an Operation Warp Speed. If the COVID-19 vaccine push has proved anything, it’s that big government works. IN THE DISMAL early days of the pandemic, a vaccine seemed depressingly far off. Historically, the average time to develop a new vaccine was 10 years—far too long for our current emergency. But then something happened to shift things into overdrive: serious government action. The White House and Congress created Operation Warp Speed and started plowing some $18 billion into it. The feds authorized huge, multibillion-dollar preorders for vaccines, and with such a large guaranteed market, pharmaceuticals moved into high gear. The government also threw its logistical know-how at the hellish challenge of distributing the vaccines. Scientifically, of course, we were prepared and...
    Puerto Rico tax laws enacted in 2012 have incentivized thousands of Americans and businesses to relocate to and invest in the island, according to Internal Revenue Service (IRS). “I believe it is my moral duty to minimize my taxes,” Lobo Tiggre, a stock trader who moved to Puerto Rico to benefit from the island’s tax code, told GQ. A 2020 IRS report found that 647 individuals who moved from the U.S. paid a total of $557,978,112 in federal income taxes in the five years prior to their relocation to Puerto Rico. Puerto Rico has become a popular tax haven for super rich Americans who take advantage of local laws, which allow them to avoid paying U.S. federal income taxes. Over the last decade, thousands of wealthy Americans have built homes, started businesses and spent a significant amount of time in Puerto Rico, all in order to take advantage...
    The second vice president of the Government, Pablo Iglesias, assured this Sunday in an interview on the program Saved of La Sexta that does not trust “anyone”, and neither the PSOE, with whom it shares a coalition. According to Iglesias, his alliance with the socialists can bring “great things” to Spain, but the leader of United We Can also assured that he is aware that the PSOE “always” has preferred to reach agreements with Cs than with the purple party. “In politics, you shouldn’t trust anyone,” Iglesias insisted on several occasions during the interview. What’s more: the second vice president admitted that sharing the government with the PSOE “is not easy”, but he assured that it is “the most sensible and the most reasonable” Despite the fact that the Socialists maintain with United We “great differences” in matters such as the electricity market, the monarchy or the territorial crisis in...
    By The Associated Press BRATISLAVA, Slovakia — Slovakia is launching a project to test almost all citizens for the coronavirus in nine days. The government hopes the nationwide testing will speed up a recovery from the latest wave of the infections, make it possible for students to return to school in February, help the health system and ease restrictions that harm the economy. The nationwide testing is set to start Monday and will be completed on Jan. 26. It’s not mandatory, but all people who want to go to work will need to have a negative test for the coronavirus beginning Jan. 27. Slovakia entered a tough lockdown before Christmas that includes a round-the-clock curfew. The exceptions include necessary trips to work, to do business or see doctors. People are also allowed to do necessary shopping in the stores that are the closest to their homes. Close to 3,500 people...
    By The Associated Press RIO DE JANEIRO — Brazil’s health regulator on Sunday approved the urgent use of coronavirus vaccines made by Sinovac and AstraZeneca, enabling Latin America’s largest nation to begin an immunization program that’s been subject to months of delay and political disputes. Brazil currently has 6 million doses of Sinovac’s CoronaVac vaccine ready to distribute in the next few days, and is awaiting the arrival of another 2 million doses of the vaccine made by AstraZeneca and partner Oxford University. On Saturday night, the health regulator Anvisa rejected an application for use of a Russian vaccine called Sputnik V, submitted by Brazilian company União Química. Anvisa said it didn’t evaluate the application because it didn’t meet minimum requirements to start an analysis. Vaccination in Brazil is beginning later than neighbors such as Argentina and Chile despite a robust public health system and decades of experience with immunization...
    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil’s health regulator on Sunday approved the urgent use of coronavirus vaccines made by Sinovac and AstraZeneca, enabling Latin America’s largest nation to begin an immunization program that’s been subject to months of delay and political disputes. Brazil currently has 6 million doses of Sinovac’s CoronaVac vaccine ready to distribute in the next few days, and is awaiting the arrival of another 2 million doses of the vaccine made by AstraZeneca and partner Oxford University. On Saturday night, the health regulator Anvisa rejected an application for use of a Russian vaccine called Sputnik V, submitted by Brazilian company União Química. Anvisa said it didn’t evaluate the application because it didn’t meet minimum requirements to start an analysis. Vaccination in Brazil is beginning later than neighbors such as Argentina and Chile despite a robust public health system and decades of experience with immunization campaigns....
    (CNN)It's been over a month now since the first Covid-19 vaccines were distributed in the United States, and we still haven't reached the initial goal set out for 20 million Americans to be vaccinated -- one initially set for the end of 2020. That has come and gone, and the promised windfall of doses being released from the federal reserve turned out to be a false hope, as the reserve had already been exhausted. The federal government led by President Donald Trump has over-promised and under-delivered. As more and more Americans want the vaccine, we're getting more shots into arms, but not enough.The number of Americans vaccinated with at least one dose as of Friday stands at 10.6 million, according to the CDC. The number of total doses administered stands at 12.3 million. That's an increase of more than 5 million from last Friday, which equals to a little less...
    The Latest on pro-Trump groups demonstrating Sunday at statehouses across the country. ___ Small groups of pro-Trump demonstrators, some armed, have begun gathering outside statehouses, including in Michigan, Ohio and South Carolina. In Lansing, Michigan, state police troopers walked around the Capitol grounds as a small group of demonstrators stood near a chain-link fence surrounding the 142-year-old building. Several National Guard vehicles were on a nearby street. One armed man falsely gave his name as Duncan Lemp, a Maryland man who was killed in a no-knock police raid and became a martyr for a loose network of gun-toting, anti-government extremists. A supporter of President Donald Trump wore a red “Make American Great Again” hat while standing on the lawn with a “Don’t Tread On Me” flag. The back of his shirt read: “PATRIOT NOT RACIST NOT TERRORIST.” In Columbus, Ohio, about two dozen people, several carrying long guns, gathered outside...
    By The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Incoming White House chief of staff Ron Klain says the coronavirus pandemic will get worse before it gets better, projecting another 100,000 deaths from COVID-19 in the first five weeks of President-elect Joe Biden’s administration. Speaking to CNN’s “State of the Union,” Klain said Biden was inheriting a dire situation, saying even with vaccines, “It’s going to take a while to turn this around.” Biden has set a goal of injecting 100 million doses of coronavirus vaccine in his first 100 days in office, a goal Klain said they were on pace to meet. Klain added he believed there was enough supply of the pair of vaccines currently granted emergency approval to ensure that those who have received their first shot will get the required second. ___ THE VIRUS OUTBREAK: — U.K. to offer first vaccine dose to every adult by September — Widespread...
    More of 62,000 people They have worked on the “unprecedented” deployment that the Government launched ten days ago to deal with the heavy snowfall left by the storm Filomena in many areas of the country and the subsequent cold wave, according to a statement from the Presidency of the Government . “The state has deployed all human and material resources at your disposal to ensure the integrity and health of citizens, as well as to guarantee the supply and mobility of essential services, immediately after the State Meteorological Agency (AEMET) issued the first notice, on January 5, on the snowstorm produced by the storm Filomena and the subsequent cold wave “, indicates the Presidency. Some 48,000 members of the State Security Forces and Bodies have worked on the device, mainly from the Civil Guard, who have worked “tirelessly” since January 8 in the assistance of people, the assurance of...
    New York : On the first day of his government, the president-elect Joe biden will present a reform proposal to seek to grant citizenship to about 11 million undocumented immigrants. Democrat’s plan has even surprised immigrant advocates, since a plan of that magnitude has divided the members of his party, added to the differences with Republicans, he indicated The Associated Press, which quotes four people who know the president-elect’s plans. In addition to seeking to protect dreamers with a modification of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA), during his campaign, Biden announced that he would present an immigration reform to seek to naturalize the undocumented who live in the country. The Democrat’s promise has been taken with care by activists, since in 2008 the president Barack Obama He promised immigration reform, an issue that he addressed until the second term, when DACA and DAPA emerged; the latter...
    Author and cartoonist Scott Adams recently shared a cryptic social media post where he again expressed his thoughts on the protests at the U.S. Capitol on January 6 — an event where thousands of Donald Trump supporters stormed the building while lawmakers certified Joe Biden’s victory in the 2020 presidential election. On Saturday morning, Adams took to Twitter, stressing that he disagrees with the methods used by the protesters when they rioted at the Capitol. However, he added that the event had an “unexpected outcome” in the sense that it “made the country safer.” He declined to elaborate further on his comments, noting that he doesn’t “have enough freedom of speech” to do so and asking his followers to figure out what he was referring to. In the day since Adams shared the post, several users chimed in on the matter, offering different perspectives on what the Dilbert creator might...
    Thousands of Portuguese voters go to the polls on Sunday to participate in the early presidential vote on January 24, with a record number of registered voters, three days after the start of a second general containment to stem the Covid epidemic -19. In Lisbon, shortly after the opening of the polling stations, queues formed in front of the buildings of the university campus where the voters, masked and trying to respect a distance of more than one meter from each other, waited their turn to vote, noted an . journalist. “I am a student in Lisbon and due to the confinement it was not easy to go to my city in the north of the country to vote,” said Andreia Gonçalves, 22, wrapped in her scarf. A little further, Maria Amélio Gracio, a septuagenarian who moves with difficulty, also awaits her turn. This retiree, identified in a city...
    Representatives of agents of the National Police and the Civil Guard have asked the Government delegate, Javier Izquierdo, to clarify the role they should play before the appeal presented by the Government to the new restrictions of the Board. The Jupol union, the majority of the National Police Council and the Professional Association of the Civil Guard, Jucil have shown their concern at the doubts that currently exist among the troops in the region who they lack precise orders on the action mechanisms that they must use after knowing the Board’s agreement that limits mobility in the autonomous community from 8:00 p.m. From both organizations, through a statement, they ask the delegate of the Government in Castilla y León, Javier Izquierdo, to specify in writing and that it be sent to the commands of the National Police and Civil Guard the role they have to play from eight o’clock...
    The Junta de Castilla y León has issued a statement in which it maintains the curfew in force, “as long as it is not without effect by the means established in the Law”, in addition to regretting that the Government tries to “hinder” a rule whose “sole objective” is to “protect” the life and health of people and “reduce as much as possible” the damage to the economy. In this sense, and before the appeal announced by the Ministry of Health against the agreement on the curfew, the autonomous government recalls that the epidemiological and health situation is of “extreme gravity” in Castilla y León and in the whole of Spain. “The accumulated incidence has multiplied by five since January 1 and the number of patients admitted for Covid-19 has doubled in community hospitals,” the statement said. Thus, it regrets that the Government of Spain “try to hinder” With...
    The president of Vox, Santiago Abascal, has criticized the PP this Sunday for being on the side of the “political confrontation” and he has recognized that “if the truth is tense, the tension is welcome” since it considers that in Spain “what is needed is to tell the truth.” This was stated by Abascal in an interview with the newspaper The world where he affirms that his party and the PP have gone from being formations that “could collaborate” to being “now they are in the confrontation.” “AND it is not our responsibility“, has qualified. “But -he has pointed out- that doesn’t have to be dramatic. They are targeting we don’t really know who and we are targeting Spaniards who clearly want a total and complete alternative to the Popular Front. In this sense, Abascal has affirmed that “what is necessary is to tell the truth”, and “if the...
    More From: Charles Gasparino COVID-19 vaccine mess hinders Wall Street and NYC DA tax probes could be miserable for Trump — and the rest of country NFL drops the ball as TV ratings take hit over ‘woke-ism’ Owe, here we go! Running the deficit for COVID relief will haunt the nation Jamie Dimon may be open to relocating chunks of JPMorgan Chase from NYC We seem to be living in an era of the unexpected disaster: A virus that suddenly shuts down the US economy and ends life as we know it. A banking system that is at one minute solvent, and the next on the brink of collapse.  Of course, such calamities are never totally unexpected. The banking system was flashing warning signs about a year before the worst of the 2008 financial crisis. The pandemic was ravaging China before it came to the US, even if we...
    Several Brazilian politicians, including President Jair Bolsonaro and Health Minister Eduardo Pazuello, have admitted that the country’s healthcare system is nearing collapse in several regions due to the novel coronavirus pandemic. According to CNN, the admission from Brazilian leaders comes after the South American nation was rocked by reports that patients were dying from asphyxiation after stores of oxygen are close to running out in both the city of Manaus and its larger state of Amazonas. Demand for oxygen has jumped by 500 percent over the past two weeks alone. “I would say yes, there is a collapse in healthcare in Manaus. The line to get a hospital bed has grown a lot, today we have about 480 people waiting in line. And the reality is that there is a lower supply of oxygen — not an interruption, but a lower supply of oxygen,” confessed Pazuello while on a video...
    New York : The US government reactivated executions at the federal level in July after a 17-year hiatus. Photo: Mike Simons / . Dustin Higgs, a prisoner on death row in Indiana, died this Saturday in the last federal execution carried out under the government of the outgoing president Donald trump. Higgs was sentenced to capital punishment for ordering the murder of three women in the Washington DC area in 1996. Until the very last moment before his death, the African American insisted on his innocence. “I would like to say that I am an innocent man,” he said, mentioning the three victims by name. “I did not order the killings,” he added. Higgs passed away at 01:23 local time (06:23 GMT) after receiving the lethal injection. Federal execution number 13 since July This is the 13th execution since July, when the US government reactivated...
    Scott Minerd, chief investment officer at Guggenheim Partners, who said Bitcoin’s growing popularity is turning the asset into a frenzy. He also doubled down on his recent price prediction, saying that Bitcoin can hit $ 400,000. Since the Wall Street giant filed a document with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission seeking approval to invest in Bitcoin, the company has been significantly more bullish on the cryptocurrency. In December, the CEO of Guggenheim Partners said that the company’s internal analysis estimated that the price of BTC should be 10 times higher than its current position. Some speculators have backed this prediction that Bitcoin can hit $ 400,000. And, Minerd, recently reaffirmed his position during an interview with CNBC. Furthermore, he noted that people have started paying more attention to cryptocurrency, turning Bitcoin into a ‘frenzy’. He also believes that his prediction would have attracted attention no...
    Lawrence Brock with his zip ties at the ready. In an asinine display of credulousness, a Texas federal judge named Jeffrey Cureton decided that committed insurrectionist and retired Air Force Lt. Col. Lawrence Brock could spend the next few weeks at home drinking Coronas and watching Netflix instead of cooling his heels in jail for his part in terrorizing U.S. government officials during the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol. As reported by Forbes: A federal judge released Larry Rendall Brock Jr.— a former Air Force officer who carried zip-ties on the Senate floor during last week’s Capitol insurrection—from custody Thursday, despite the fact the FBI said he was radicalized and spoke of committing violence, as concerns loom about another insurrection attempt during President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration. Brock was famously photographed in full combat gear carrying zip ties on the Senate floor. According to the U.S. Attorney’s office, which argued for his continued...
    The government of the Prime Minister of the Netherlands, Mark Rutte, resigned en bloc, for his mismanagement of subsidies for families, as reported by the national station NOS. The coalition fell just two months before the legislative elections scheduled for mid-March. For the time being, Rutte will remain in office until the polls and will continue after Election Day until a new governing coalition is formed, which he will likely continue to lead himself. The decision came after a parliamentary investigation last month found that tax service bureaucrats, with government supervision, had taken thousands of families, mostly of Turkish and Moroccan origin, to the financial ruin with unfounded accusations of fraud. According to the results of the investigation, about 10,000 families had been forced to return tens of thousands of euros in subsidies, leading to unemployment, bankruptcies, and divorces. The report was titled « Unprecedented injustice », and they assure that...
    The United States executed this Saturday Dustin Higgs, the last prisoner on federal death row to receive the lethal injection under President Donald Trump, four days before the coming to power of Joe Biden, who has promised to abolish this type of death row. judgment. Miami World / EFE Higgs was the thirteenth federal prisoner to be executed at the federal level in a six-month period since the Trump administration resumed executions of inmates on federal death row in July 2020. Executed at dawn in Terre Haute (Indiana) for the kidnapping and murder of three women in 1996, Higgs was the third federal death row prisoner to receive the lethal injection so far in 2021. In addition, the ten executions completed at the federal level in 2020 made that year the one with the most federal death penalty sentences in 125 years, since 1896, according to the Death Penalty Information...
    Already in force in 25 departments, the curfew at 6:00 p.m. now extends to the entire metropolitan territory and “for at least 15 days”, as Mr. Castex announced Thursday. Faced with the threat of new, more contagious variants of the coronavirus, the government needs to “further reduce social contacts at the end of the day”. The Mayotte prefecture confirmed on Saturday a first case of the South African variant and announced the suspension of international sea and air links for 15 days from Sunday. The number of cases remains high in France with 21,217 confirmed in 24 hours on Friday, and around 20,000 new ones recorded every day since the beginning of the year, far from the 5,000 expected in mid-December by the government, according to Public Health France. The exemptions remain the same as before (business travel, for a medical appointment, for a compelling reason …) but the...
    One of the most immediate effects will be emergence of new commercial frictions after the entry into force of border checks and customs declarations on 1 January. While the United Kingdom has stated that border checks will be established in phases during the first half of 2021, the EU plans to fully implement them in January. According to estimates by the British government, these frictions could reduce trade with the EU by about a third and cause the UK’s GDP to fall by between 5% and 7% over a period of 10 to 15 years from the level that it would have been achieved if the country had remained in the European Union. The EU is also facing an economic shock, especially those from your countries that maintain strong commercial ties with the UK. In this regard, Ireland, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, the Netherlands and Denmark are likely to experience...
    ▲ Although the organizers insist on holding the fair, Tokyo decreed a state of emergency until February 7 due to the pandemic. Photo @ Tokio2020es . and Ap La Jornada newspaperSaturday, January 16, 2021, p. a11 Tokyo Anything can happen, Japanese Minister Taro Kono acknowledged about the Tokyo Olympics, postponed from 2020 to this year, as Japan is experiencing a new wave of coronavirus. The Minister of Administrative Reform and a key person in the government does not exclude the eventuality of their cancellation, since the Japanese capital and 10 other departments decreed a state of emergency until February 7 to try to stop the pandemic. Kono’s statements contradict the official position of the government and the local organizing committee. Both have repeatedly indicated that the Games will take place in a healthy and safe way. The organizers did not respond to Kono’s remarks, but in...
    The US Secretary of State said that diseases similar to Covid-19 were already circulating in the fall of 2019 among the staff of a virology institute in Wuhan, the city in which Covid-19 was first detected times. Mike Pompeo also urged the WHO team to “press the government of China” on this “new information”. “The United States government has reason to believe that several researchers inside (the Wuhan Institute of Virology) fell ill in the fall of 2019, before the first case of the epidemic was identified, with symptoms compatible with those of both Covid-19 and common seasonal illnesses, ”he said. According to Mike Pompeo, this information contradicts claims that no staff at the institute have contracted Covid-19 or related viruses. “Beijing continues today to withhold vital information scientists need to protect the world from this deadly virus, and the next,” he said. The Covid-19 was first detected in...
    The Government has approved this Friday afternoon the decree that postpones the Catalan elections of February 14 due to the health crisis caused by the coronavirus and calls the elections for May 30. In addition, the Government has planned make changes, for example, to the electoral census. It has been explained by the vice president of the Generalitat, Pere Aragonès, acting as president after the disqualification of Quim Torra, in a telematic institutional statement without allowing journalists to ask after having signed the decree after the extraordinary meeting of the Consell Executiu. Aragonès has defended that maintaining the elections February 14 was an “unacceptable risk” at the health level and would affect electoral participation, and considers that the new date is the best option to celebrate them safely. The PSC opposes this postponement After this noon the table of Catalan parties has validated –with the only opposition of...
    The Andalusian Government has agreed this Friday new measures to limit the movements of citizens after the restrictions approved a week ago to control the coronavirus pandemic, and it will do so with the prohibition of travel between provinces, the advance of the commercial closure and the hospitality industry at 6:00 p.m. and with meetings of four people maximum. The restrictions will be applied from 00:00 hours on Sunday, January 17 and also include the closure of 219 municipalities with an incidence of more than 500 cases and the prohibition of opening bars and shops in 91 municipalities with an incidence of more than a thousand cases, as reported by the Andalusian president, Juanma Moreno. After the meeting of the Advisory Committee on High Impact Public Health Alerts, the Andalusian president explained in an appearance without questions that the Board does not have the legal means to advance the curfew...
    The Conversation A white supremacist coup succeeded in 1898 North Carolina, led by lying politicians and racist newspapers that amplified their lies Armed white insurrectionists murdered Black men and burned Black businesses, including this newspaper office, during the Wilmington coup of 1898. Daily Record, North Carolina Archives and HistoryWhile experts debate whether the U.S. Capitol siege was an attempted coup, there is no debate that what happened in 1898 in Wilmington, North Carolina, was a coup – and its consequences were tragic. These two events, separated by 122 years, share critical features. Each was organized and planned. Each was an effort to steal an election and disfranchise voters. Each was animated by white racist fears. And each required the help of the media to be successful. Those who study Reconstruction and its aftermath know the U.S. has deep experience with political and electoral violence. Reconstruction was the 12-year period following...
    New York : To the complicated plot of vaccination process against COVID-19 in the big Apple a sentence from Mayor Bill de Blasio was joined this Friday: If the federal government does not send extra doses next week, the city will run out of supplies of new drugs! There are in the five county inventories less than 186,000 units of the first dose of Pfizer and Moderna. The municipal president revealed that health centers such as Mount Sinai Hospital and NYU Hospital They no longer accept appointments because they don’t have immunizations available. “We have a fundamental problem here. We are speeding up the vaccination process, but we will not have enough vaccines by the end of next week. We need maximum pressure on Washington and Albany. And also on the manufacturers, so that they deliver hundreds of thousands of doses to us immediately ”, he highlighted. The New...
    The Government of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador published this Friday the file sent by the United States with the accusations made to General Salvador Cienfuegos, former Secretary of National Defense. The Attorney General’s Office (FGR) exonerated the former federal official on Thursday, determining, among other things, that no evidence was found that Cienfuegos used any electronic means or equipment to favor criminal groups. “It was concluded that General Salvador Cienfuegos Zepeda never had any encounter with the members of the criminal organization investigated by the North American authorities; nor did he maintain any communication with them, nor did he carry out acts aimed at protecting or helping said individuals” the agency added in a statement. In this regard, López Obrador added that if after this decision, the US Government communicates that it has more evidence against Cienfuegos, these will also be released. You can review the...
    New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says the state's supply of coronavirus vaccines is running low and that a majority of available doses are in arms. During a press conference on Friday morning, Cuomo revealed 74 percent of more than 1.1 million shots have been administered.  Cuomo said he expected more doses of the vaccine from the federal government after officials said it would release doses in reserved. Instead, the state got 50,000 fewer doses, with its allocation dropping from 300,000 doses per week to 250,000 per week. This means there may not be enough doses to vaccinate all 7.1 million eligible people in the state after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) expanded federal guidelines to include anyone 65 years old or older in the first phase. Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Friday (pictured) that 74% of the state's 1.1 million coronavirus vaccine doses have been injected...
    Riots at the US Capitol Building. Michael Nigro/Pacific Press:LightRocket/Getty Several dozen people have been charged with federal crimes related to the attack on the US Capitol. People are questioning whether federal law enforcement are being softer on Capitol rioters than they were on those who attended anti-racism protests last summer. Experts say it might be too early to tell, but said prosecutors should add conspiracy or other enhancement charges soon to increase potential prison time. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Last summer, tens of thousands of Americans took to the streets to demand an end to police violence and racist systems. These demonstrations were largely peaceful, and the intense response from law enforcement was often disproportionate. Police made hundreds of arrests that resulted in some unprecedented charges. The Department of Justice prosecuted more than 300 people on crimes linked to behavior at anti-racism protests and riots over...
    Tucker Carlson on Thursday let rip at Democrats who he accused of using last week’s Capitol riot to launch an attack on civil liberties and free speech in the most sweeping crackdown ‘in the history of this country’. The Fox News host used a segment on his show to call out Democratic Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez who he branded the ‘Kim Kardashian of Congress’ as he slammed her suggestion that a government commission is need to 'reign in' the press. AOC has been criticized for what some have dubbed the ‘Ministry of Truth’ that she recommended in order to stop the spread of 'misinformation’. Carlson also blasted AOC and her colleague Ayanna Pressley as hypocrites for their most recent positive comments on Capitol cops, as he claimed they were spreading ‘lies’ in stating that the MAGA Trump mob was leading an insurrection on the Capitol. He accused AOC and left-wing radicals...
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    More On: hong kong Hong Kong internet firm blocked website over security law Socialite plunges to death with baby from penthouse Gut feeling: Intestinal bacteria may affect severity of COVID-19, study shows US, UK, Australia and Canada condemn Hong Kong arrests HONG KONG – Hong Kong’s 180,000 civil servants were told on Friday they had four weeks to sign a document pledging their loyalty to the Chinese-ruled city’s mini-constitution and dedication to the government. More than 4,000 civil servants in the global financial hub have already made the declaration since Beijing imposed a sweeping national security law in June, which punishes anything China considers to be subversion, secessionism, terrorism or collusion with foreign forces with up to life in prison. Western governments and rights groups are concerned that the security law is being used to crush dissent in the Chinese-ruled city. Authorities in Hong Kong and Beijing say the...
    In Chile, financial technology companies (fintech) were called to participate in a survey on the state of the industry in the country; poll called by the Ministry of Finance, in conjunction with the Inter-American Development Bank. In a press release, the Chilean public body stated that it was seeking to update the existing information on Chile’s fintech ecosystem. “The main objective of collecting said information is to identify the degree of development and maturity of fintech companies in Chile, market trends and dynamics of competition and collaboration with the traditional financial sector, as well as possible entry barriers or regulatory gaps for the new players in technological innovation in the financial industry ”. Ministry of Finance, Chile. Finnovista, a transnational consulting firm for the fintech industry, is in charge of conducting the survey, in conjunction with the Chilean Fintech Association. The survey is aimed at enterprises specialized in payments, financing...
    The Dutch Prime Minister, Mark Rutte, confirmed this Friday that he has already submitted his resignation to King William Alexander of the Netherlands | 01/15/2021 | ionicons-v5-c10: 52 | . | Hague, Netherlands.- The government of the Prime Minister of Netherlands, Mark Rutte, presented its bloc resignation due to the controversy caused by administrative illegalities in the allocation of you help families with children, which mainly affected parents of foreign origin and led many to go into debt to return to the tax agency what they had received for years, local media report and NOS public television confirms. Just two months before the legislative elections, the Dutch cabinet led by Mark Rutte assumed political responsibility for what happened, considered by the press as the greatest scandal political and administrative of all legislatures of the liberal politician, in power since 2010. According to NOS, the Executive will remain as the...