The standard the government wanted to be measured by was ‘excess deaths’ – a public health term meaning the number of deaths above the expected level in any given period – and by this measure its policies have fallen short. ‘The UK has registered 59,537 more deaths than usual since the week ending 20 March,’ the FT says. But something worries me about the apparent neutrality of the term ‘excess deaths’. British political culture is very good at making avoidable deaths seem like an unfortunate fact of life, or a matter of personal responsibility. A Lancet survey estimated there were 654,965 excess deaths in Iraq between March 2003 and June 2006.
May 28, 2020 17:24 UTC
Solar chargers are primarily used to employ solar energy to charge batteries or supply electricity to devices. Solar chargers consist of solar panels and thin films which converts solar energy into electrical energy to be used by electronic devices. Based on the type of panels used, they are classified as: Mono-crystalline solar chargers, Poly-crystalline solar chargers, Amorphous solar chargers and Hybrid solar chargers. Solar chargers are mostly silicon based however, there are several different types of solar panels which include tiles, films and limelight. This in turn will lead to the growth of the solar charger market exponentially in the global market.
May 28, 2020 16:18 UTC
By: AJOT | May 28 2020 at 12:29 PM | Maritime News | Liner ShippingThe new applicable CMA CGM Freight All Kinds (FAK) rates(*) as follows as from June 15th, 2020 (date of loading in the origin ports in Asia) and until further notice but not beyond June 30th, 2020:These new FAK rates will apply as follows:• Origin Range: From all Asian base ports• Destination Range: To all North African base ports (areas mentioned above)• All outports in Asia and North Africa will be subject to additional surcharges• Date of application: From June 15th, 2020 (date of loading in the origin ports) and until further notice but not beyond June 30th, 2020
By: AJOT | May 28 2020 at 12:32 PM | Maritime News | Liner ShippingThe new applicable CMA CGM Freight All Kinds (FAK) rates(*) as follows as from June 15th, 2020 (date of loading in the origin ports in Asia) and until further notice but not beyond June 30th, 2020:These new FAK rates will apply as follows:• Origin Range: From all Asian base ports• Destination Range: To all Mediterranean base ports (areas mentioned above)• All outports in Asia and the Mediterranean will be subject to additional surcharges• Date of application: From June 15th 2020 (date of loading in the origin ports) and until further notice but not beyond June 30th, 2020
By: AJOT | May 28 2020 at 11:57 AM | Maritime News | Liner ShippingNew applicable CMA CGM Freight All Kinds (FAK) rates(*) as follows as from June 15th, 2020 (date of loading in the origin ports) until further notice (but not beyond June 30th, 2020):These new FAK rates will apply as follows:• Origin Range: From all Asian ports (including Japan, Southeast Asia and Bangladesh)• Destination Range: To all Northern European ports (including UK and the full range from Portugal to Finland/Estonia)• Cargo: Dry cargo, OOG, Paying empties and Reefer cargo• Date of application: From June 15th, 2020 (date of loading in the origin ports) until further communication but not beyond June 30th, 2020
2020 May 28 18:37CMA CGM ends ESS from North Europe, Scandinavia & Poland to West Med, East Med, Adriatic & North AfricaCMA CGM has announced the Emergency Space Surcharge of EUR 50 per TEU applicable since March 1st, 2020 from North Europe, Scandinavia & Poland to West Med, East Med, Adriatic & North Africa (Morocco excepted) is to be cancelled as from June 15th, 2020.
May 28, 2020 15:40 UTC
KANO, NIGERIA (AFP) - Armed criminals on motorcycles killed dozens of people in a string of attacks on villages in the restive north-west of Nigeria, medics and residents said. Dozens of gunmen - described locally as "bandits - raided five villages close to the border with Niger in Sokoto state late on Wednesday (May 27), the sources told AFP. On Monday, 18 people were killed when gunmen raided five other villages in Sabon Birni district, local officials said. Nigeria's armed forces last week launched bombing raids against camps in neighbouring areas of the north-west as part of the latest efforts to curb attacks. The group said there needed to be closer cooperation between the security forces in Nigeria and Niger to stop the flow of arms across their porous border.
May 28, 2020 14:03 UTC
May 28, 2020 13:52 UTC
Within Libya, OCHA reports that strong infection control measures remain in place, including internal movement restrictions. This snapshot explores the impact of COVID-19 on the mobility of refugees and migrants in Libya. ProfilesThis snapshot is based on 442 refugee and migrant surveys in Libya conducted between April 6th and May 7th, 2020. Other nationalities include, but are not limited to, Ghanaian, Malian, Cameroonian, Chadian, Burkinabe, Ethiopian, Eritrean, and South Sudanese. The survey data were triangulated with qualitative data from 6 key informant interviews carried out with 3 Nigerians, 1 Burkinabe, 1 Cameroonian and 1 Chadian in Tripoli, Sabha and Ajdabiya.
May 28, 2020 13:41 UTC
Over multiple days in May, Russian MiG 29s fighters and SU-24 attack aircraft departed Russia. After they land at Khmeimim Air Base in Syria, the MiG 29s are repainted and emerge with no national markings. Libya’s National Oil Corporation signed an oil exploration agreement with Russia’s Rosneft in 2017 and one with smaller Tatneft in December 2019. Lastly, Libya plays a key role as a transit hub for economic migrants fleeing Africa for opportunities in Western Europe. Under this logic, it seems that the outcome of this confrontation will likely be a division and partition of Libya.
May 28, 2020 13:18 UTC
The world at home: Michigan teachers ‘journey’ to Middle East, Southeast AsiaANN ARBOR—A group of Michigan high school and middle school teachers will meet online this weekend to discuss graphic literature in the Middle East and North Africa and in Southeast Asia. The select group is part of a teachers fellowship program offered by U-M’s Center for Middle Eastern & North African Studies and Center for Southeast Asian Studies. The new 10-month program aims to provide expertise and innovative ways to teach about world cultures and global issues and deepen teachers’ understanding and appreciation of religious and cultural diversity in the Middle East and North Africa and Southeast Asia. Maya Barzilai, associate professor in U-M’s Department of Middle Eastern Studies, will also discuss how she teaches “Baddawi” and graphic literacy. “I am the only teacher who teaches my topics at a very small school,” said Kymberli Wregglesworth of Onaway Secondary School.
May 28, 2020 12:56 UTC
The Algerian authorities decided on Wednesday to recall immediately their ambassador to France for consultation after TV channels France 5 and La Chaine Parlementaire” ( LCP) broadcast documentaries on “Hirak”, the protest movement in the North African country. The move will fuel tension and strain further already rocky relations between the two countries. According to Algiers, the two documentaries show “malicious and lasting intentions on the part of certain circles, which do not wish to see peaceful relations between Algeria and France after 58 years of independence”. The film tells the story of the country’s protest movement through the eyes of five young Algerians. The journalists covering the “Hirak” protests are often detained for questioning, placed in police custody or even jailed for extended periods.
May 28, 2020 12:45 UTC
The first is that cases are doubling, infections are increasing, and an uncontrollable swell of COVID-19 cases and deaths will soon overtake healthcare systems across the continent. Shared challenges and solutionsThe African Union’s Centre for Disease Control (ACDC), realized early on that African countries must act collectively. The African Union has an opportunity to integrate its economic pillars into the Africa-wide response strategy by using Regional Economic Communities (RECs), the sub-regional blocs of African countries that have existed for decades. These existing relationships, shared social and cultural characteristics and tied economic and trade interests can be a strong foundation for a larger and better-resourced African COVID-19 response. Since the beginning of the epidemic 42 African countries have applied some type of border closure, even though this will likely result in damaging socio-economic impacts.
May 28, 2020 11:48 UTC
The Japanese House of Councilors on Wednesday adopted the agreement on non-double taxation signed between Morocco and Japan. The agreement was signed in Rabat on January 8 during the fifth session of the Morocco-Japan Joint Commission meeting. Morocco currently hosts 72 Japanese companies, including the seven major players in the automotive industry, energy, chemicals, banking and logistics. The number of Japanese companies in Morocco has nearly doubled over the past three years, the Moroccan embassy said. Moroccan-Japanese trade currently represents 4.5% of all trade between Morocco and Asia and 2.7% of trade between Japan and Africa.
May 28, 2020 10:30 UTC
The market study on the global Electric Motorcycle Battery market published by Kay Dee Market Insights demonstrates the important aspects that are anticipated to shape the growth of the global Electric Motorcycle Battery market in the upcoming years. Get Sample Report: https://www.kdmarketinsights.com/sample/686Electric Motorcycle Battery Market: Segment InformationThe market for global Electric Motorcycle Battery Market is segmented By Product Type and By Application Each segment has been explained in a better way with the help of market attractiveness and BPS analysis which gives the readers an objective view of the global Electric Motorcycle Battery market. Further, the market for Electric Motorcycle Battery is sub-segmented as follows:By Product Type– SLI– AGM– LithiumBy Application– Two-wheel Electric Motorcycles– TricyclesElectric Motorcycle Battery Market: Regional RepresentationThe market for Electric Motorcycle Battery is segregated on the basis of regional basis into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America and the Middle East and Africa. Global Electric Motorcycle Battery Market Size (USD Million), Forecast & Y-o-Y Growth Analysis, 2017-20239. North America Electric Motorcycle Battery Market Size (USD Million), Forecast & Y-o-Y Growth Analysis, 2017-202311.2.1.
May 28, 2020 10:07 UTC