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Zimbabwe’s Afforestation Challenge — Global Issues

Zimbabwe’s Mashonaland East province. Perennial dry conditions have also seen Zimbabwe struggle with annual wild fires that have destroyed large tracts of land and damaged the soil, effectively providing the right conditions for turning parts of the country into mini deserts.Credit: Jeffrey Moyo/IPS by Ignatius Banda (bulawayo) Friday, March 27, 2020 Inter Press Service BULAWAYO, […]

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Record virus deaths in Spain as world hunkers down for long haul

Madrid (AFP) – Spain broke another national record of daily coronavirus deaths Sunday as more than 40 percent of the world’s population was asked to stay home in hopes of halting the deadly march of a disease that has claimed more than 32,000 lives. A deluge of patients are overwhelming hospitals in Europe and the […]

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Coronavirus: Things will get worse, PM warns in letter to Britons

Image copyright PA Media Image caption The prime minister chaired Saturday morning’s Covid-19 meeting via video-link The prime minister has warned the coronavirus crisis “will get worse before it gets better”, in a letter being sent to every UK household. Boris Johnson, who is self-isolating after testing positive for Covid-19, says stricter restrictions could be […]

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Show your thanks for the NHS by printing off and colouring in this heart poster for your window

After that big NHS clap, show your thanks (and relax)… by printing off and colouring in this heart poster for your window By Millie Marotta For The Daily Mail Published: 19:52 EDT, 27 March 2020 | Updated: 05:17 EDT, 28 March 2020 Never before has it been so startlingly obvious how much hospital staff care […]

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Sol Kerzner, South African Casino Tycoon, Is Dead at 84

In 1994, he acquired the bankrupt Paradise Island Resort in the Bahamas and converted it into a 2,300-room resort called Atlantis — a brand that he also used in Dubai in 2008, when he opened the $1.5 billion, 1,500-room Atlantis, the Palm, in Dubai. His company said a firework display, the centerpiece of a $20 […]

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UK coronavirus news LIVE: Covid-19 rate of infection ‘doubling every three to four days’, Michael Gove says as he stands in for Boris Johnson at daily briefing

The latest headlines in your inbox The rate of infection of coronavirus in the UK is doubling every three to four days and the country must stay indoors to stop the spread, Michael Gove has said. Mr Gove confirmed the stark increase in cases as he stood in for Boris Johnson at the Government’s daily […]

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Rescue Bill Would Extend Unemployment Benefits To Gig Workers : NPR

The economic rescue package passed by the Senate this week would let gig workers and other self-employed people seek unemployment benefits they wouldn’t normally qualify for. John Minchillo/AP hide caption toggle caption John Minchillo/AP The economic rescue package passed by the Senate this week would let gig workers and other self-employed people seek unemployment benefits […]

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2 residents at Westside home for people with dementia have the coronavirus

Two residents and an employee of a Westside luxury home for dementia patients have tested positive for the coronavirus. A man who moved into the facility, Silverado Beverly Place, last week developed symptoms shortly after his arrival and was taken to Cedars Sinai Medical Center by ambulance, according to emails reviewed by The Times and […]

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Resident at Sunnybrook Hospital’s veterans care facility tests positive for coronavirus

A resident at Sunnybrook Hospital’s veterans care facility has tested positive for COVID-19. In a memo circulated Monday evening, medical director Dr. Jocelyn Charles notified families of residents at the facility that a resident had tested positive and is currently in self-isolation. Sunnybrook did not indicate the age or gender of the resident. “This resident […]

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Draft emergency funding bill proposes broad spending powers through end of 2021

OTTAWA — The federal Liberals are proposing to grant themselves the power to spend money, borrow, and change taxes without parliamentary approval through to Dec. 31, 2021, according to a draft copy of legislation the government is expected to table Tuesday as it passes COVID-19 emergency economic measures. According to a copy of the bill […]

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