On March 27, Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin officially signed a decree adopting a Russian amendment to the Montreal Protocol on substances that deplete the ozone layer. The Montreal Protocol is an international treaty designed to protect the ozone layer by phasing out the production of numerous substances that are responsible for ozone depletion. It was agreed on September 16, 1987.
Coronavirus is a global pandemic. Every news outlet is reporting that a majority of nations are effected around the world. The pandemic has negatively impacted global economies and caused many countries to close their borders and issue “shelter in place” orders. The virus rapidly spreading across the US and Italy has a horrid death toll from this. The world is reeling from the pandemic.
The situation around the globe pertaining to coronavirus continues to escalate. The number of infected continues to rise, including the death toll. At this time, even high ranking politicians are testing positive for COVID-19, the latest being Senator Rand Paul in the US, who tested positive on March 22. As everyone is aware by now, the coronavirus originated in Wuhan, China. Due to the Chinese regime’s failure to identify and contain the virus immediately, the virus spread around the world. Additionally, nations around the globe did not suspend travel in time and it became a full blown pandemic.
Russia has amplified its own misinformation attacks against the US. Meanwhile, China continues its defamation narrative (with Russia’s aid), issuing false statements about the US bringing coronavirus to Wuhan, China. A majority of Russian news outlets picked up an article from CNBC titled “Bank of America says the recession is already here: ‘Jobs will be lost, wealth will be destroyed.’” The article published on March 19th by Michelle Meyer discussed a full-scale financial crisis.
For the second consecutive day, the Chinese health authorities announced that they did not register new cases of local transmission of the new coronavirus. Still, the increase in imported infections slowed progress in fighting the disease. The death toll in China has also dropped dramatically, and the National Health Commission recorded three fatalities on Friday, the lowest daily balance since it started releasing data on the pandemic in January.
You need to understand “gigs” and “gig platforms” are different from freelance jobs. This articles is focused on gig-based platforms. The very first thing you need to look at is total cost. If you look at the overall total costs, many of the gig platform (including the largest gig platform) have total costs that come in at over 27-28%.
So if you’re a buyer and seller conducting a transaction, these platforms could make well over 25% of the profit from your activities. That is just way to much for the internet age.
Scientists believe that the coronavirus was produced through natural causes and not in a laboratory. About this there are still skeptics. In the near future the hidden secrets of coronavirus will be revealed. President Trump calls it the “China Virus” and Beijing claims it was caused by America military (there is zero evidence of this). No one knows the truth but there are differences of opinions and the major stress is placed on solving the problem.
An astonishing announcement was made on Russia Channel 1 on the evening of March 18 during a live show by the chief editor of Nazavisimaya Gazeta Konstantin Remchukov. He claimed to have directly received an email from China requesting a stop to any information related to coronavirus originating in China. Since the Russian government owns Russia Channel 1, it is an unprecedented comment that was made live. Especially, when Russia and China tend to collaborate on propaganda efforts against the US and the West.
China announced Tuesday that it will expel at least six American journalists, bringing heavy criticism upon the country. The New York Times, the Washington Post, and the Wall Street Journal say they were preparing detailed reports on the epidemic soon after the outbreak of the virus in Wuhan, China.
Since March 16, Russian Channel 1 has been actively spreading the false narrative of the coronavirus being brought to China by the US. Channel One has a viewer base of over 250 million worldwide. It is the first television channel to broadcast in the Russian Federation. Its headquarters are located at the Ostankino Technical Center near the Ostankino Tower in Moscow. It is Kremlin owned and the main channel.
Information has been released about suspicious activity by RT, Viber and Tik Tok. These applications were tracked by researchers Talal Haj Bakry and Tommy Musk. In order to do their research, these two researchers used the IOS developer’s standard tools to track the behavior of the most used messengers and clients of news services and social networks for iPhone and iPad.
On March 13th, the Chinese government released a report pertaining to so called “abuse of human rights” in the US. Seven chapters of this disingenuous report contain claims of human rights violations in the sphere of civil, political, social and economic rights, issues of discrimination against minorities, violence against women, violations of the rights of migrants etc. The report is meant to create a divide and try to meddle into the upcoming US elections. The trajectory has been in line with Russia’s agenda. The Kremlin has been actively trying to cause divide within the US Democratic Party and to stir up racial tensions.
Russian scientists have created very unique nanowires in collaboration with Chinese and German scientists. The new silver nanowires were obtained using new methods for synthesizing nanostructures (materials or structures that have at least one dimension between 1 and 100 nm). The various sub-fields of nanotechnology focus on the creation, characterization, and application of nanostructures.
The cost of making artificial diamonds is a very expensive process. It consumes large amounts of energy with the high costs. Now a unique new technology has been announced, which is a collaboration by American and Chinese chemists, to create much cheaper precious stones from crude waste. The project involved chemists from the Stanford University, California, University of Chicago and the Center for High Pressure Science and Technology Advanced Research in China. A full spectrum of the technology has been published in the scientific paper the Science Advances Journal.
This week there was a discussion in Russia about the possible countermeasures the US is planning against China’s One Belt One Road Initiative. Interestingly, due to the coronavirus and China, the stock markets are experiencing a turmoil.
The reason for the discussions is to develop additional strategies between Russia and China pertaining to the One Belt, One Road initiative, despite the virus outbreak. US Secretary Mike Pompeo also announced that US President Donald Trump has invited Southeast Asian leaders for a meeting in Las Vegas next month. The summit is supposed to take place March 12, 2020.
The United States imposes sanctions on 13 foreign entities and individuals in Russia, China, Iraq, and Turkey under the Iran, North Korea, and Syria Nonproliferation Act (INKSNA). The announcement was confirmed by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on @twitter.
The Iran, North Korea, and Syria Nonproliferation Act authorizes the United States to impose sanctions against foreign individuals, private entities, and governments that engage in proliferation activities.
South Korea’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) on Friday confirmed 100 new cases of coronavirus, bringing the total number of people infected in the country to 204. The increase in the number of people infected is mainly due to a Shincheonji Church of Jesus, Temple of the Tabernacle of the Testimony, located in Daegu.
Israel has joined the nations of the world to take precautions against the spread of Coronavirus in their land. Twelve Israeli citizens on the Diamond Princess ship in Japan will return to Israel on a private airplane. When they arrive in Israel they will be placed in quarantine and immediately sent to Tel Shomer hospital in Tel Aviv.
This week China’s first Type 055 Destroyer Nanchang was commissioned by the PLA Navy, according to the CGTN news. The People’s Liberation Army Navy, also known as the PLA Navy or PLAN, is the naval warfare branch of the People’s Liberation Army, which is the armed wing of the Communist Party of China and, by default, the national armed forces of the People’s Republic of China.
In merely four days, the number of people infected with the new coronavirus on board the Diamond Princess ship has more than doubled. The number of people infected by the outbreak has skyrocketed from 64 to 174. For over a week now, 3,600 people have been quarantined on board the ship, a measure enacted by the Japanese government to prevent further infections in the country. The Diamond Princess ship is docked in Yokohama, and the quarantine period is scheduled to end on February 19th.
China officially espouses State Atheism. Fifteen percent are Bhuddist. Christianity and Islam less than 3%.
Coronovirus having started in China has become a world problem. Today the world has shrunk and the effects of Coronovirus is difficult to contain in China alone. Russia has closed its border with China one of the largest borders in the world. As much as it is desired to contain the disease in China; these efforts have failed. Already there are cases of Coronovirus in Europe, Japan, America and in Israel. Coronovirus casualties has grown above Sars virus in 2006. Until is found a vaccination it is unpredictable how much this virus can spread outward. China is closed down economically which effects the World economy.
The new coronavirus has killed 908 people in mainland China, where the number of infections has risen to 40,000, officials said Monday, confirming that the epidemic’s progression has stabilized. The 2019-nCoV virus, which appeared in December in a market in Wuhan (central China), killed 97 more people in the country, 91 in Hubei province, the most affected by the outbreak, bringing the total fatalities to 908 all over the country.
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The internal memo that was shared by the head of Cyberpol, Ricardo Zaretsky, paints a grim picture, The Image depicted with the data as of February 1, 2020 shows infected numbered over 154,023 people and the count of the dead at 24,589.
Hence, it is very clear China, in a true sense of Communism, does not provide true numbers. The same scenario occurred during the Soviet era and the Chernobyl disaster. So many innocent people were victims of the radiation exposure. The true tragedy was not reported and other areas got impacted. The numbers that are depicted on how many died and infected shows almost one of the most grim scenarios. Interestingly, it seems every 100 years mass deaths occur.
The government of Hong Kong will impose a mandatory 14-day quarantine on all people arriving from mainland China, starting Saturday, due to the new coronavirus epidemic. The announcement was made on Wednesday, by the Chief Executive, Carrie Lam. “The measure is harsh. But I believe after we say all arrivals have to be quarantined for 14 days from Feb 8, the number of arrivals will reduce,” Lam said.
Hong Kong reported the first death due to the new coronavirus in its territory Tuesday. The victim is a 39-year-old man who had visited the Chinese city of Wuhan, the epicenter of the disease, in January. This is the second death from the virus outside mainland China. The first was a 44-year-old man in the Philippines.
The Corona virus is spreading through China. There still is no cure. China is closed down. Until a cure can be found, the answer is through prayer and good deeds. Judaism has a segula – a spiritual remedy. The letter of Rabbi Nachman. A segula is a spiritual remedy for all types of dangers to life and happiness. In the language of Wikipedia a segula is a protective or benevolent charm or ritual in Kabballistic or Talmudic tradition. Depending completely on segulot or Kabballistic remedies is not recommended but Kabballistic remedies may come in handy when there is no sure answer to these problems which threaten life.
Last week, I have written an article pertaining to the Coronavirus possibly leaking from the Biological Warfare lab in Wuhan. The hypothesis arose based on the fact that it was highly odd to have a virus that can adapt to both cold-blooded and warm-blooded hosts. Hence, could it be that China was testing it in their biological warfare arsenal and it’s just gone wrong or it was created in the lab and some type of contamination occurred? It is not a new phenomenon for totalitarian nations to sacrifice their own populous for the so called “greater good.”
Just in case you are looking for an ideal place to launch a manufacturing company, then China must be the last stop. Among many developed countries in the world, China won the crown for being the cheapest place for manufacturers. A lot of platforms compare the country with other nations but end up in getting huge favor to the Chinese industry.
If you also want to know why we call China the economical state to start a manufacturing business, then below are the interesting facts to learn. You will find out the reasons that it has become an ideal the place for the entrepreneurs to expand and grow.
This Thursday, the World Health Organization finally declared the new Wuhan Coronavirus outbreak a global health emergency, which has infected 9,922 people and caused 213 deaths in 21 countries. Nearly 60% of patients are located in the center of the outbreak, Hubei province in China.
The Chinese government has prolonged several times the holidays to make people stay at home as long as possible. Face masks are recommended as a simple prevention when in public. However, the months-long duration of this outbreak has resulted in an enormous shortage of medical materials across China for the citizens and hospitals. Lots of hospitals in Wuhan keep demanding more protective suits and face masks. Trying to help, many organizations started to collect donations and send them to the hospitals. The Red Cross in Wuhan, obviously, has been the choice of many.
British Airways announced on Wednesday it had suspended all direct flights to and from mainland China. The move came shortly after the United Kingdom advised against any non-essential travel to the Asian country following the outbreak of the deadly new coronavirus. “We apologize to customers for the inconvenience, but the safety of our customers and crew is always our priority,” a statement to that effect released by British Airways read in part.
This month might not be the best January we’ve lived. Australia has been under attack from both fire and water. The conflicts between the United States and the Middle East keep escalating. We’ve even lost Kobe Bryant. While in China, the new Wuhan coronavirus has infected 4,633 people with 106 deaths by January 28, and still worsening (click here to follow the latest data updates).
Hong Kong’s Chief Executive, Carrie Lam, announced a series of drastic new measures as the coronavirus continues to spread. Hong Kong will halt ferry and train services to the mainland, half the number of flights to mainland China, and suspend personal travel permits. Lam is also urging all Hong Kong residents to remain at home for the next 14 days.
The number of deaths in China due to the outbreak of the new coronavirus has increased from 80 to 106. The number of those infected has increased by nearly 1300 new cases. The Chinese authorities made this announcement on Tuesday. This brings the number of people worldwide who have been infected by the deadly virus to atleast 4,515 as of 27 January, which is a sharp increase from atleast 2,835 a day earlier.
Currently, the world is watching the news about the new virus from China, According to the World Health Organization it is labeled 2019-nCoV. it is a viral respiratory illness caused by a coronavirus that has not been found in people before. 2019-nCoV is not the same coronavirus that caused Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) in 2003.
Barely one month since its outbreak, the new Wuhan coronavirus has already caused 644 confirmed infected patients, 422 suspicious cases, and 18 deaths in China. However, with the arrival of the Chinese New Year and all the inevitable celebration gatherings, these numbers will just get higher day by day.
To avoid further expansion of the epidemic, finally, Wuhan has been officially locked down. All buses, metros, trains and planes have been stopped pending further notice. Across China, many sites have been closed and lots of popular celebration activities have been canceled. In Beijing, the Forbidden City will stop receiving visitors from January 25, the first day of the year in Chinese New Year 2020. The premier of several long-expected movies has also been rescheduled.
Just 20 days into 2020, the coronavirus from Wuhan has already infected 319 people in China and has reached three countries outside China. It reminds everybody of the SARS outbreak in 2003, which caused 774 deaths in over 30 countries. Doctors and nurses are trying their best to treat the patients, whose expenses will be covered by the Chinese government. It is at times like this when you realize how important the doctors and nurses are. However, in China, a worsening relationship between the doctors/nurses and the patients is seeding a serious social problem. Over the past month, six cases have been reported where the patients beat up or even murder their life savers.
Macao for China is what Las Vegas is for the United States. In 2018, over 250 million mainland Chinese citizens visited Macao to have a go at the casinos there, which makes it easy to understand that Macao has produced several consistent occupants on the Forbes’ World Billionaire List and will replace Qatar to become the richest place in the world by 2020 according to the IMF.
The Institute of Computing Technology (belonging to the Chinese Academy of Science) released on January 15 a 100% self-dependent Chinese programming language, Module Unit Language (download here), also known as “Mulan,” the namesake of the upcoming Hollywood movie based on the Chinese folkelore The Ballad of Mulan.
Thousands of demonstrators took to the streets of Hong Kong this Sunday to participate in a demonstration in demand of universal suffrage in legislative elections, scheduled for September this year. The protest was eventually canceled at the request of the police, which led to more clashes between security agents and the radical protesters.
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Recently, the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China and Tencent held a signing ceremony of a memorandum of cooperation in the lecture hall of the Economic Management Building of Qingshuihe Campus. The two sides announced that they will carry out in-depth school-enterprise cooperation of “industry-university-research” integration.
According to Reuters, some Hong Kong demonstrators are concerned that if Han Kuo-yu, the presidential candidate close to Beijing, is elected as president, the assistance previously provided by President Tsai Ing-wen to Hong Kong demonstrators may be interrupted. Taiwan is about to hold a presidential election on January 11.
The Wuhan Municipal Health and Health Committee, the capital of Hubei Province, China, issued a notice on Friday. As of January 3, a total of 44 patients with an unexplained diagnosis of viral pneumonia were found. Among them, 11 were severe cases, and the signs of the remaining patients were generally stable.
A peaceful New Year’s Day march in Hong Kong, with tens of thousands of participants, turned into chaotic street battles as the region’s police forces used tear gas against the crowd. Some of the participants in the march responded with gasoline bombs, and many of the march’s participants ended up being drawn into violent street fights.
Social media has become part of our daily lives, from reading breaking news, to communication for business and personal purposes. It is an important tool for many in their daily lives, no matter how one uses it. It is also a dangerous tool, where one can have their life ruined. People have lost jobs over their posts, as well as being targeted and bullied on social media platforms. Some take it upon themselves to label other people online with the false narrative of being trolls (even though the profiles are legit!), just to cause turmoil.
There has been a tug of war for geopolitical influence and attempts to disrupt the already established balance throughout 2019. We also saw the formation of interesting and very invasive social media polices around the globe. Hence, there were ramifications and changes to the social media landscape:
- France implementing new measures to track and monitor the social media of its citizens.
- Russia is working to complete their digital iron curtain.
- China implementing draconian verification process impacting social credit and privacy.
- UK to ruthlessly start collecting DNA.
- We’ve also seen the rise of deep fake technology that could have a great impact on the US 2020 Presidential elections as well as on the global scale.
Let’s look at the world’s main players and regions:
A huge crowd of pro-democracy protesters took to the streets of Hong Kong on Sunday, in a massive demonstration, marking half a year of protests. The massive turn was undoubtedly a sign by the majority of Hong Kong residents of their full support for the anti-government demonstrations that have been witnessed in the Chinese-ruled autonomous region since June.
China reacted angrily on Thursday to US President Donald Trump’s signing of a law that supports the protests in Hong Kong. Beijing called it an “absolute abomination,” and threatened to retaliate against the US government. The legislation allows the White House to impose economic sanctions against both the Chinese and the autonomous region’s officials who are responsible for human rights violations.