‘Reaching end game’: New paper on climate change raises alarm

A climate change paper grabbed headlines this week with its terrifying prediction of what the world will be in 30 years’ time – absent drastic and immediate change to human societies. “World of outright chaos,” “Climate apocalypse,” “We’re all gonna die,” the media banners blared. The sobering headlines and equally disconcerting stories beneath described a “scenario analysis” by an Australian think-tank, Breakthrough National Center for Climate Restoration. The paper portrayed what the year 2050 will look like if urgent action to build carbon-neutral energy systems around the world fails to…

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Facebook moves to enforce Trump’s anti-Huawei orders

Facebook said Friday it would cut off Huawei from its popular social networking apps to comply with US sanctions, further isolating the Chinese tech giant considered a national security threat by Washington. The social media giant said it took the step after President Donald Trump’s order barring Huawei from US technology exports over concerns that it works with Chinese intelligence. “We are reviewing the Commerce Department’s final rule and the more recently issued temporary general license and taking steps to ensure compliance,” a Facebook spokesperson told AFP. The California company…

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UCH oversubscribed, overwhelmed by patients — CMD

The University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan, Oyo State, has said that high patient influx and inadequate personnel prevents the hospital from meeting the demand for high quality and optimum healthcare. The Chief Medical Director of the hospital, Prof. Jesse Otegbayo, told reporters in Ibadan that the inadequacies of Primary Health Centres (PHCs) and secondary health facilities, including the General Hospitals in many states of the federation has imposed a heavy burden on UCH. Oyegbayo, spoke at a news conference to herald the activities marking his first 100 days in office,…

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New app will help to reunite families in South Sudan

In April, partner agencies Save the Children and UNICEF, the UN children’s agency, marked a milestone in South Sudan as they reached 6,000 children reunited with their families – families torn apart for years by the ongoing civil war and displacement. Now, they have a new digital tool to continue the work. The agencies rolled out on Friday a new online database and mobile app to manage child protection cases in real time. It’s expected to reduce the time committed to paperwork under challenging conditions, and adds the capacity to…

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Newly elected Big Ten commissioner Kevin Warren excellent choice to lead Big Ten conference.

You are here: Home / News / Newly elected Big Ten commissioner Kevin Warren excellent choice to lead Big Ten conference. Like Like Love Haha Wow Sad Angry 1 (ThyBlackMan.com) When it comes to major college sports, the conference that gets most national affection is the Southeastern Conference, known by sports fans as the “SEC”. It is not unusual for college football, college basketball, or even non-revenue sports featuring SEC teams to have fans chanting “SEC! SEC!” if their team defeats a non-SEC team in competition. Because college football plays…

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Amnesty honors Fridays for Future youth activists with top award

Young climate change activists from across the globe have received Amnesty International’s Ambassador of Conscience Award for 2019, for their work in the Fridays for Future movement spearheaded by Greta Thunberg of Sweden. “We are humbled and inspired by the determination with which youth activists across the world are challenging us all to confront the realities of the climate crisis,” said Kumi Naidoo, secretary general of Amnesty. “Every young person taking part in Fridays for Future embodies what it means to act on your conscience. They remind us that we…

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