Monthly Archives جولای 2020

Emergency declared as hurricane nears US

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Hurricane Isaias is packing winds up to 120km/h as it moves through the Caribbean towards Florida.
Camera IconHurricane Isaias is packing winds up to 120km/h as it moves through the Caribbean towards Florida.

Florida’s governor has declared a state of emergency for counties on the Atlantic coast with Hurricane Isaias bearing down on the region.

COVID-19 testing sites were closed as the hurricane, packing maximum sustained winds of 120 kilometres per hour, lashes the southeast Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos Islands.

The National Hurricane Center said heavy rains may begin to affect south and east-central Florida late on Friday, and the eastern Carolinas by early next week, potentially causing flooding in low-lying and poorly drained areas.

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis told a n...

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فضانوردان ناسا مجموعه به سوار SpaceX خدمه اژدها بازگشت به زمین برای زمان 1st این آخر هفته

پس از مشغول دو ماه در فضا برای اولین بار دو فضانورد ناسا برای سفر به ایستگاه فضایی بین المللی در یک وسیله نقلیه تجاری آماده برای بازگشت به زمین — اگر آب و همکاری.

داگ هرلی و باب Behnken وارد ایستگاه فضایی بین المللی در مه 31 روز پس از تبدیل شدن به اولین فضانوردان به راه اندازی از فلوریدا جمع شده در داخل یک SpaceX خدمه کپسول اژدها...

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Coronavirus relief talks stuck on scope of aid

White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany, who spoke at the press briefing Friday with Meadows, suggested that Republicans aren’t ready to give up on a short-term package.

“We have a very specific focus right now, and it’s not this comprehensive plan, whether it be the HEROES Act that Democrats proposed that wasn’t serious, or the HEALS Act,” she said. HEROES refers to the House bill passed in May and HEALS refers to the package of eight Senate Republican bills. “That narrow focus is this: that Americans are about to lose their unemployment insurance and this White House, this chief of staff, this president, this secretary of the Treasury have offered several iterations” for extending the benefits.

Pelosi and Schumer have also expressed skepticism that Republicans are pr...

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Foreign investment laws get security tweak

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Treasurer Josh Frydenberg is pushing ahead with changes to foreign investment rules.
Camera IconTreasurer Josh Frydenberg is pushing ahead with changes to foreign investment rules.

Foreign investors will face tough national security checks designed to protect Australia’s critical assets from falling into the wrong hands.

Treasurer Josh Frydenberg has released the first section of the draft laws, which will go to parliament later this year, as Australia’s relations with China are already on the rocks.

The first section out for consultation deals with the definition of “national security business” and the second – to be released in September – will cover with other regulatory changes.

The changes mirror similar regimes introduced in the United States, United Kingdom, Japan and New Zealan...

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ناسا مریخ پشتکار خوب است و برای خروج از حالت safe mode’

شما می توانید تنفس آسان در حال حاضر: همه رسما به خوبی با ناسا به تازگی راه اندازی مریخ پشتکار.

پشتکار رفت و به یک محافظ “حالت ایمن” در مدت کوتاهی پس از آن پرتاب دیروز (30 جولای) از آنجا که بخشی از فضاپیما کردم کمی سردتر از حد انتظار زمانی که آن را بزرگنمایی از طریق زمین سایه.

مقامات ناسا تاکید کرد در آن زمان که این توسعه به خصوص در مورد و که پشتکار محور آژانس $2.7 میلیارد مریخ در 2020 ماموریتبه احتمال زیاد جستن به عقب به سرعت...

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Photos of the week ending July 31, 2020

Georgia Rep. John Lewis made one last visit to the Capitol and negotiations on the latest coronavirus aid package continued in the Senate as both chambers attempt to wrap up business before the start of the summer recess.

Here’s a look at the week ending July 31 on Capitol Hill as seen through the lenses of CQ Roll Call’s photojournalists.

The hearse carrying Lewis’ casket moves up Independence Avenue on Monday as it makes its way to the East Front Plaza of the Capitol. (Caroline Brehman/CQ Roll Call)
Reta Cosby of Upper Marlboro, Md., holds a Black Lives Matter sign outside the Capitol on Monday as Lewis’ casket arrives. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Visitors pause to pay their respects to Lewis on Tuesday as he lies in state on the Capitol steps. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
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Beyoncé releases visual album Black Is King on Disney Plus

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Beyoncé has released her visual album Black Is King, which serves as a companion to tracks from last year’s Lion King live-action remake.
Camera IconBeyoncé has released her visual album Black Is King, which serves as a companion to tracks from last year’s Lion King live-action remake. Credit: Beyonce/Instagram

Beyoncé has released her visual album Black Is King.

The project serves as a companion to tracks from the Lion King: The Gift, the tie-in soundtrack for last year’s Lion King live-action remake.

The 38-year-old singer executive produced, wrote and directed the release which puts “the voyages of Black families, throughout time” in the spotlight and follows “a young king’s transcendent journey through betrayal, love and self-identity”.

“The events of 2020 have made the film’s vision and message even more relevant,...

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When worlds collide: 3D خیره کننده شبیه سازی نشان می دهد چه اتفاقی می افتد در لوله های سیاره ای سقوط (تصویری)

3D جدید ابر رایانه ها شبیه سازی نشان می دهد مراحل اولیه سیاره برخورد, نشان دادن آنچه ممکن است اتفاق می افتد به یک سیاره زمین مانند اصابت یک غول شی.

سیارات تکامل بیش از میلیاردها سال به عنوان بیت از گرد و غبار و گاز انبوه با هم. اما شکل گیری سیاره ای می تواند به راحتی مختل اثرات از دیگر اجرام آسمانی. چنین برخورد می تواند طیف گسترده ای از عواقب جوان سیارات مانند اتمسفر از دست دادن 3D شبیه سازی نشان می دهد.

با استفاده از یک ابر رایانه به نام کیهان شناسی دستگاه (COSMA) محققان از دان...

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Could Obama’s call to end Senate filibuster shift the tide?

“President Obama is absolutely right,” Sanders said in a statement Thursday. “It is an outrage that modern-day poll taxes, gerrymandering, I.D. requirements, and other forms of voter suppression still exist today. We must pass a comprehensive agenda to guarantee the rights and dignity of everyone in this country. And that means, among other things, reauthorizing and expanding the Voting Rights Act, for which Congressman John Lewis put his life on the line. As President Obama said, if that requires us to eliminate the filibuster, then that is what we must do.”

Sen. Tom Udall, a longtime proponent of abolishing the filibuster, tweeted his thanks to Obama.

“The arbitrary, 60-vote filibuster has long been an obstacle to progress, particularly on racial justice and voting rights,” the...

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Nokia profit up despite pandemic

Chief executive Rajeev Suri says Nokia has now concluded 85 commercial deals for 5G
Camera IconChief executive Rajeev Suri says Nokia has now concluded 85 commercial deals for 5G

Nokia has reported better-than-expected second-quarter earnings on the back of improved margins for telecoms equipment and software despite the coronavirus crisis causing a substantial drop in revenue.

The Finland-based maker of new-generation 5G mobile and other networks said on Friday its net profit for the April-June period was up 22 per cent at 316 million euros ($A522 million).

Sales were down 11 per cent at 5.1 billion euros.

Chief executive Rajeev Suri said the majority of the drop in revenue was “the result of COVID-19 as well as a sharp decline in China based on the prudent approach we have taken in that market”.

Nokia esti...

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