Month: January 2020


Two cases of coronavirus confirmed in UK – Channel 4 News

Two people from the same family have tested positive for the coronavirus – the first confirmed cases in the UK. They’re now being treated in a specialist infectious disease unit in Newcastle. Meanwhile 83 Britons evacuated from Wuhan – the Chinese city at the centre of the outbreak – have been taken to a hospital […]

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Politics in Action - UWE Bristol

Can the Commonwealth Fill the Gap?

I recently attended a conference at Clare College, Cambridge, organised by The Round Table: The Commonwealth Journal of International Affairs, considering the role of the Commonwealth in 2019 – its challenges and opportunities. The Commonwealth still struggles to an extent to articulate its role and significance in international relations. One session, which included myself as […]

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Barrington Plaza lacks sprinklers, officials say

A 25-story Los Angeles high-rise that caught fire, injuring 11 civilians and two firefighters, lacks sprinklers, the fire department said. Los Angeles has 792 high-rises, and 55 residential high-rises do not have sprinklers, public information officer Erik Scott said Wednesday evening at a news conference. “That’s because they were built prior to 1974, and they’re not currently required to […]

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NASA awards contract to Airbus for three H135 helicopters – Defence Blog

The U.S. agency will use the aircraft for security during rocket launches, emergency medical services and qualified personnel transport. Anaheim, 28 January 2020 – The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has placed an order for three H135 helicopters, marking the first-ever partnership between the U.S. space program and Airbus Helicopters. The order was announced today at […]

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N.S. government extends Northern Pulp’s use of Boat Harbour wastewater treatment plant until April – Halifax

Northern Pulp will continue to use its Boat Harbour wastewater treatment plant until the end of April as the company prepares the facility for its indefinite closure. On Wednesday, Northern Pulp announced it had received an order from Nova Scotia Minister of Environment Gordon Wilson that directs the continued use of its wastewater treatment plant […]

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Toronto Maple Leafs

Maple Leafs set team goal-scoring road record in win over Stars

DALLAS — The four-score Maple Leafs love being on the road again more than Willie Nelson. With the kind of offensive fireworks that contravene traditional caution in away games, they’ve now set a club record with eight straight road contests with at least four goals, excluding shootouts. They beat the Dallas, the NHL’s stingiest goals-against […]

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White House pushes back as Bolton book threatens revelations

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption President Trump has fought to prevent John Bolton from testifying in his impeachment The White House is pushing back against the publication of a book by former national security adviser John Bolton, citing security concerns. National Security Council officials told Mr Bolton the book included “top secret” details that […]

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Environment Canada
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Metro Vancouver

Vancouver Weather: Rain then sunshine

Expect heavy rain before the weather lifts later Wednesday afternoon in Metro Vancouver. NICK PROCAYLO / PNG VANCOUVER, B.C.: Wednesday, Jan. 29. Metro Vancouver is in for a good soaking today before the weather clears up a bit. Environment and Climate Change Canada says the region can expect rain, at times heavy, with up to 30 […]

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Arab World

UAE confirms new coronavirus case in family arriving from China

A family in the United Arab Emirates, arriving from China’s central city of Wuhan, has been diagnosed with a case of the new coronavirus, the health ministry said on Wednesday, Trend with reference to Reuters reports. It is the first known confirmed case in the UAE of a virus that has killed at least 132 […]

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Kassym-Jomart Tokayev
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Sheikh Suroor bin Mohammed Al Nahyan
West Hydrocarbons Commercial Investment LLC

UAE’s West Hydrocarbons Commercial Investment to build refinery in Kazakhstan

NUR-SULTAN, Kazakhstan – The United Arab Emirates (UAE) company West Hydrocarbons Commercial Investment LLC is building a refinery in western Kazakhstan, Akorda quoted company owner Sheikh Suroor bin Mohammed Al Nahyan, as saying on 28 January. “Sheikh Suroor bin Mohammad Al Nahyan told the President of Kazakhstan, Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, that his company, West Hydrocarbons Commercial […]

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