Day: June 16, 2020


2020 Desertification and Drought Day — Global Issues

Tuesday, June 16, 2020 Inter Press Service As populations become larger, wealthier, and more urban, there is far greater demand for land. “If we keep producing and consuming as usual, we will eat into the planet’s capacity to sustain life… …until there is nothing left but scraps.” — Ibrahim Thiaw, Executive Secretary of the UN […]

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Russia’s Ka-52 Helicopter Gunship to be Upgraded with Long-Range Missiles

Click here to read the full article. The Russian military’s Kamov Ka-52M upgraded combat helicopter is set to complete state trails by the fall of 2022, which will see it armed with a new long-range cruise missile codenamed “item 306.” Details about the upgrade program were posted on the Russian government’s procurement website last week […]

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Canadian Economy

One in 4 Alberta CEOs say they don’t know if their business can survive this crisis

CALGARY — One in four chief executives in Alberta are concerned their businesses might not survive the economic collapse triggered by COVID-19, according to a new survey. Alberta is the country’s largest oil and gas producing province and is widely expected to record the sharpest economic contraction and drop in employment this year, following the […]

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