China ‘carrier killer’ doesn’t pose threat to US aircraft vessel, ‘confident’ official says

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By Chiara Fiorillo China’s “carrier killer” missiles would not pose a threat to a US aircraft vessel during a potential conflict with the country, a senior Navy official has said. Rear Adm. Carlos Sardiello, commander of the USS Carl Vinson strike group, said US trained sailors “can operate these complex, contested domains,” “be lethal and survivable” and “execute the mission regardless of what the threat is.” He added that the US would be able to face even Chinese missiles. He told a group of reporters earlier this week: “I am absolutely confident that the carrier strike group can execute the… Read More “China ‘carrier killer’ doesn’t pose threat to US aircraft vessel, ‘confident’ official says”

Police reactivate database of personnel to ease services

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The Inspector-General of Police, Mr Olukayode Egbetokun, has ordered the reactivation of the Police data system to capture details of all serving police personnel in the country. In a statement by the Force Public Relations Officer, ACP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, on Sunday in Abuja, the police said the reactivation of the database was part of the I-G’s digitisation of police duties. The police Smartforce Database System was introduced to ease administration, tracking, postings, transfers and other issues relating to each personnel. “The main objective of the database is to tremendously enhance compete… Read More “Police reactivate database of personnel to ease services”

BREAKING: National grid restored after partial disturbance -TCN

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Mbah said that sufficient generation allows for better grid management in the event of sudden generation losses like this. The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) says the national grid has been fully restored after a partial disturbance at about 11:21 a.m. on Sunday.Ndidi Mbah, TCN’s General Manager Public Affairs in a statement in Abuja on Sunday said that the company initiated immediate restoration of the affected part of the grid.’ ”The Transmission Company of Nigeria, hereby states that the grid experienced a partial disturbance at about 11:21hrs with Ibom power islanded feeding Eket, E… Read More “BREAKING: National grid restored after partial disturbance -TCN”

Ex-Wales and British and Irish Lions fly-half Barry John dies aged 79

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By Samuel Meade Former Wales and British and Irish Lions fly-half Barry John has died aged 79, his family have said. John played 25 times for Wales and appeared in five Tests for the Lions, one of those coming in South Africa in 1968 before he played a further four times in New Zealand in 1971. Whilst he represented his country they won three Five Nations titles, a Grand Slam and two Triple Crowns. He also excelled against the All Blacks whilst representing the Lions as they secured a historic 2-1 victory which saw him land the nickname John ‘The King’. A family statement read: “Barry John die… Read More “Ex-Wales and British and Irish Lions fly-half Barry John dies aged 79”

How religion and politics will mix in 2024 – three trends to track

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Religion is likely to play a big role in voters’ choices in the 2024 presidential election – much as it did in previous years. Despite an overall shift away from participation in organized religion in the U.S. populace, religious rhetoric in the political arena has intensified. In the 2016 race, evangelical voters contributed, in part, to Republican nominee Donald Trump’s victory. Those Americans who identified as “weekly churchgoers” not only showed up at the polls in large numbers, but more than 55% of them supported Trump. His capture of 66% of the white evangelical vote also tipped the sca… Read More “How religion and politics will mix in 2024 – three trends to track”

Chinese stocks continue to fall, number of complaints on the US Embassy’s Weibo soared to 140,000

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Taipei [Taiwan], February 4 (ANI/CNA): Chinese stocks have only 4 transactions left before the Lunar New Year closure. On the same day, the China Securities Regulatory Commission issued a statement today to “stabilize expectations and confidence.” At the same time, under the Giraffe post on the Weibo of the US Embassy in China, there were 1,40,000 comments about dissatisfaction with the performance of the Chinese stock market. Some financial community accounts tried to analyze the reasons for the continuous decline of A shares. How miserable is the Chinese stock market? Articles published on t… Read More “Chinese stocks continue to fall, number of complaints on the US Embassy’s Weibo soared to 140,000”

Washington state drinking water, hydropower at risk as Pacific Northwest snowpack shrinks

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DIABLO LAKE, North Cascades National Park — The clouds lifted by noon and wind screamed down the mountainsides. Temperatures sunk to zero as Jon Riedel, a retired geologist with the National Park Service, stood on a ridge above the blue-green reservoir, which holds water that will later be released to spin the turbines at the dam here and help power Seattle. Riedel scanned the peaks across the horizon and explained the ongoing decline of Washington’s glaciers and snowpack. Both are suffering as the region warms. Cities, tribes, farms and fish in Western Washington rely on water from a consiste… Read More “Washington state drinking water, hydropower at risk as Pacific Northwest snowpack shrinks”

This Undervalued Shipping Stock Yields Over 7%

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The shipping industry has been in focus lately, with supply chain concerns ramping up amid geopolitical conflicts centered around Houthi rebels in the Red Sea. Against this backdrop, investors are eyeing shipping stocks – and among the group, Global Ship Lease (GSL) stands out for its juicy dividend yield and bargain-priced valuation. Plus, analysts have handed out their top rating on this high-yield industrial pick. Despite choppy waters for shipping stocks, it’s worth taking a closer look at this income stock to see what analysts expect next. How Is GSL Stock Performing?Global Ship Lease is … Read More “This Undervalued Shipping Stock Yields Over 7%”

Chocolate will disappear from our diets in the next 100 years, food expert warns

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By Zahra Khaliq Some of our favourite foods may no longer exist within 100 years – includingchocolate, avocados and seafood – new research has found. Food futurologists have put this down to us becoming much more health-concious, and shifting our focus on sustainabilty and ethics. More than 1 in 7 Brits believe all meals will be plant-based by 2123, with many pointing to the negative environmental impact of eating animal products, research by LNER has found. And while 59% of Brits say they can’t imagine their lives without chocolate, Food Futurologist, Robin Fegen, says the much-loved treat co… Read More “Chocolate will disappear from our diets in the next 100 years, food expert warns”

Drake ‘shades’ Rihanna onstage and fans aren’t happy – ‘This type of petty is crazy’

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Drake has just kicked off his It’s All A Blur Tour – Big As The What? with J Cole, but it was Rihanna who had fans talking on the opening night as the Marvin’s Room rapper seemingly shaded his ‘ex’ with one comment that had the internet going wild. The music stars are rumored to have had an on-off romance starting around 2009, but obviously, things didn’t work out as Rihanna now has two sons with A$AP Rocky. For as long as we can remember, memes have been going around about Drake being ‘salty’ because he ‘fumbled’ the Umbrella singer, and fans think he may have confirmed his feelings on openin… Read More “Drake ‘shades’ Rihanna onstage and fans aren’t happy – ‘This type of petty is crazy’”