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Argentinean organizations demand end of blockade against Cuba

Source: Prensa Latina

Several Argentinean political parties spoke up against the US blockade of Cuba, in a joint statement signed by 29 organizations from 12 countries.

'The biggest drama is the (US) blockade established since February 1962 and maintained to this day, with Democratic and Republican presidents having passed through the White House. The neo-Nazi Donald Trump aggravated it with 243 measures between 2017 and 2021, and Joe Biden maintains it as-is, without lifting those economic and financial measures,' according to the statemen

Read more: https://www.plenglish.com/index.php?SEO=argentinean-organizations-demand-end-of-blockade-against-cuba&id=70111&o=rn
Posted by discocrisco01 | Sun Aug 1, 2021, 08:43 AM (1 replies)

What it's like to work in Death Valley, where businesses face 130-degree weather, flash floods

Death Valley is the hottest place on Earth. This July, local temperatures reached 130 degrees.

Extreme heat, the deadliest weather hazard in the US, is becoming more common due to climate change.

When Jenni Williams went to snap a picture of the Death Valley thermometer reaching what looked like a record-breaking 135 degrees, her camera broke.

Things are always breaking in the hottest place on Earth, said Brooke Grey, a 23-year-old hotel manager at The Amargosa Opera House and one of Death Valley Junction's few permanent residents. Water pipes, roofs, cameras, and tourists, the harsh heat governs everything in the small desert town.

Summers in Death Valley are always extreme, but this July broke world records. On July 9, the temperature was hot enough to cook a medium-rare steak.

Tourists posed next to the visitor center thermometer in bikinis and t-shirts, their skin pink and sweaty. The digital screen read 135 degrees, though park officials later announced it was actually five degrees cooler.

Posted by discocrisco01 | Sun Aug 1, 2021, 08:37 AM (2 replies)

Pizza for shots: UK targets young with vaccine incentives

Source: ABC News

Restaurants, ride-hailing apps and food delivery services are backing Britainís COVID-19 vaccination drive, offering discounts and even free slices of pizza to persuade young people to roll up their sleeves and get the shot.

The program, announced Sunday by the Department of Health and Social Care, is designed to boost the vaccination rate among adults under 30 as Britain races to inoculate as many people as possible before colder weather arrives.

Read more: https://abcnews.go.com/Health/wireStory/pizza-shot
Posted by discocrisco01 | Sun Aug 1, 2021, 08:33 AM (5 replies)

N.Korean leader's sister warns Seoul against military drill with Washington

Source: Reuters

SEOUL, Aug 1 (Reuters) - Kim Yo Jong, the sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, said on Sunday that if South Korea carries out a planned joint military exercise with the United States it will damage the resolve of the two Koreas to rebuild relations, state media KCNA reported.

Kim Yo Jong also said a recent decision to restore hotlines between the two Koreas should not be seen as anything more than reconnecting "physical" ties, and that it would be "thoughtless" to assume that summits are around the corner. read more

Her comments come at a time when North and South Korea are in talks to hold a summit as part of efforts to restore relations. Washington and Seoul are due to hold a joint military drill later in August. read more

"Our government and military will keep a close eye on whether the South Koreans go ahead with the aggressive war exercises, or make a big decision. Hope or despair? That's not up to us," Kim Yo Jong said in a statement carried by KCNA.

Read more: https://www.reuters.com/world/asia-pacific/nkorean-leaders-sister-warns-seoul-against-military-drill-with-washington-2021-08-01/?rpc=401&
Posted by discocrisco01 | Sun Aug 1, 2021, 08:31 AM (6 replies)

Covid is facing a resurgence in the US, and so is Trumpian politics Robert Reich

Despair is worse after hope is briefly ignited. I donít know about you, but I was elated earlier this spring when it seemed as if Trump and Covid were gone, and Biden seemed surprisingly able and willing to get the nation rapidly back on track.

Posted by discocrisco01 | Thu Jul 29, 2021, 07:49 AM (3 replies)

Judith Fox: Woman killed and dismembered mother jury finds

A jury has found a woman killed her mother whose remains were found in woods. Lucy Fox, was subject to trial-of-facts proceedings, after being deemed unfit to enter pleas and the case was heard in her absence. The partial, dismembered remains of her mother, Judith Fox, were found in Shropshire..

Posted by discocrisco01 | Wed Jul 28, 2021, 08:08 AM (2 replies)

Woman Thrashed, Eyes Burned With Hot Knife After Resisting Rape By 2 Men

A woman in India has been reportedly thrashed and brutally assaulted by two men after she tried to resist their attempt to rape her. The 25-year-old woman from Lalitpur, a city in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, has been hospitalized after the suspects allegedly burned her eyes with a hot knife and beat her up in a failed sexual assault attempt last week, News 18 reported.

Posted by discocrisco01 | Wed Jul 28, 2021, 08:06 AM (3 replies)

'Dating Game' serial killer Rodney Alcala dies on death row

Rodney Alcala, a convicted serial killer who was on California's death row, has died, authorities said Saturday.

Alcala, 77, died of natural causes at 1:43 a.m. Saturday at a hospital in the community near Corcoran State Prison, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation said in a statement.

After representing himself in Orange County court, he was sentenced to death in 2010 for the 1979 murder of 12-year-old Robin Samsoe and the murders of four other women - 18-year-old Jill Barcomb and 27-year-old Georgia Wixted, both in 1977; 32-year-old Charlotte Lamb in 1978; and 21-year-old Jill Parenteau in 1979.

Alcala's execution in California had been postponed indefinitely due to a moratorium on the death penalty instituted by the state in 2019.

Posted by discocrisco01 | Sat Jul 24, 2021, 07:48 PM (3 replies)

Pfizer is only supposed 40% aganist the Delta Variant

So does that mean Moderna is the best vaccine and not Pfizer. JJ has its issues and Pfizer appears now to have issues as well.
Posted by discocrisco01 | Sat Jul 24, 2021, 09:43 AM (46 replies)

Far-right, other activists march against French virus rules

PARIS (AP) ó Far-right activists and members of Franceís yellow vest movement are holding protests Saturday against a bill requiring everyone to have a special virus pass to enter restaurants and other venues and mandating COVID-19 vaccinations for all health care workers.

Posted by discocrisco01 | Sat Jul 24, 2021, 09:35 AM (2 replies)
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