As the virus batters the continent's economy and throws government budgets into chaos, the spotlight has shifted onto the exorbitant amounts of money that African nations spend on debt repayments even as large creditors like China, the International Monetary Fund (IMF), and the G-20 nations offer debt relief to deal with the current predicament.
Amid the economic pain, African leaders and experts are flagging the "unfair" risk premium put on African countries — which results in them having to pay more for debt than other emerging nations — as an unnecessary burden.
Mma Amara, a research associate at the Center for the Study of the Economies of Africa (CSEA), says this discrimination was one of the factors pushing African nations to borrow from China, which offers better rates than private creditors and lays down less stringent conditions than multilateral institutions like the IMF.
The IMF ranks African governments in terms of the risks of debt distress and that ranking because of the access they have to our books plays a very big role in the decisions of rating agencies," Moore said.
Moore says African nations need to work in unison to expose the bias and call on international institutions, rating agencies and bond contractors to explain the rationale behind high risk premium.
Even if we are quite far from fully understanding the experiences of animals who spend their lives primarily underwater, research clearly reveals that harbor porpoises like the one whose cries haunted Dolman and other marine mammals are, like us, highly intelligent and social creatures.
Dolman and her colleague Philippa Brakes, a research fellow at Whale and Dolphin Conservation, outlined their approach for regulating “bycatch,” as unintentionally caught animals are called, and preventing entanglement in fishing gear in a 2018 paper published in the journal Frontiers in Veterinary Science.
She says it’s time for fisheries policies to consider the welfare of individual whales and dolphins and other marine mammals.
Globally, fishing gear kills at least 300,000 marine mammals every year, and leaves many more individuals with scars both physical and psychological.
Even for less family-oriented marine mammal species, like humpback whales, notes Safina, “the death of a mother—or severe distress of a mother due to entanglement in fishing gear—can be, depending on age of a young one, completely devastating or very stressful.”
The pharmacy board is now reassessing its decision and whether any new rule is needed, especially with concerns having passed about a shortage of the drug, said spokesman Cameron McNamee.
When issuing the original rule, the pharmacy board noted that the FDA revoked the emergency use of hydroxychloroquine “based on recent results from a large, randomized clinical trial in hospitalized patients that found these medicines showed no benefit for decreasing the likelihood of death or speeding recovery.”
Others accused the board of playing politics, accepting money from drug companies hoping to push their own medications, or trying to make President Donald Trump - who has advocated use of the drug for COVID-19 - look bad.
On July 29, the pharmacy board banned prescriptions for hydroxychloroquine’s use as a coronavirus treatment, noting that the FDA previously revoked the emergency use of the drug.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Hundreds of Ohioans reacted swiftly and angrily to news last month that the Ohio pharmacy board blocked the use of a malaria drug for patients with COVID-19, according to a review of comments received by the board.
Other than drawing out toxins, clay is a natural substance that is rich in beautifying minerals including calcium, silica, iron, and potassium, which can strengthen skin and even balance sebum-moisture levels.
You should never let a clay mask dry fully, that just means it’s sucking out all the moisture from your skin.
Clay has the ability to draw out toxins from within the body and from the surface of the skin.
Bentonite clay possesses the strongest ability to detoxify the skin, absorb and draw out impurities from the skin.
On the other hand, kaolin clay is the gentlest, making it great for those with sensitive or irritation-prone skin.
OpenSUSE developers likely feel similar in already shipping 5.8.0 to their rolling-release users.Tumbleweed this week also saw updates to GCC 10.1.1, Xen, various GNOME 3.36 package point releases, Python, and many other updates.See more details on the latest Tumbleweed snapshots via news.opensuse.org
x kernels that had WiFi issues and other woes, nothing comes to mind of Linux 5.8 issues I've been seeing on the stable code.
But in general from my extensive testing of Linux 5.8 on many different hardware platforms, it appears to be in fairly good shape... Better than some prior 5.
Linux 5.8 brings a lot of new features and is quite a big update all-around.
OpenSUSE Tumbleweed is among the early rolling-release distributions now shipping a Linux 5.8-based kernel by default.For those of you enjoying openSUSE Tumbleweed, this week's updates most notably bring use of Linux 5.8 .
With Trump trailing in the polls, the White House is preparing further restrictions in the run-up to the Nov. 3 election, according to Stephen Miller, the architect of Trump’s immigration agenda.
In a new television ad that launched on Tuesday in the early-voting battleground states of Arizona, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina and Wisconsin, the Trump campaign warned that Biden’s support for legalizing millions of immigrants living in the country illegally would subject American workers to more competition in a dismal job market.
Trump’s use of immigration to energize his core supporters and shift the conversation away from the crises facing the country could alienate swing voters, according to Alex Conant, a Republican strategist.
ANTI-IMMIGRATION ADS White House and Trump campaign officials say they’re confident the president’s tough immigration stance is a winner.
Trump campaign spokesman Tim Murtaugh said the campaign’s focus on immigration taps into Americans’ concerns about the economy and public safety.
HANOI: Vietnam 's health ministry has registered to buy a Russian Covid-19 vaccine , state television reported on Wednesday, as the Southeast Asian country fights a new outbreak of the coronavirus following months of no local cases.
"In the meantime, Vietnam will still continue developing the country's own Covid-19 vaccine," state broadcaster Vietnam Television (VTV) said.Vietnam has reported a total of 911 infections, with 21 deaths.
Russia said on Wednesday the first batch of the world’s first Covid-19 vaccine would be rolled out within two weeks, rejecting as "groundless" the safety concerns aired by some experts over Moscow's rapid approval of the drug.
To limit global temperature rise to well below 2°C and as close as possible to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels, it is essential that businesses, policy-makers, and civil society advance comprehensive near- and long-term climate actions in line with the goals of the Paris Agreement on climate change.
“This was the largest remaining intact ice shelf, and it’s disintegrated, basically,” Luke Copland, glaciologist at Canada’s University of Ottawa, told Reuters, explaining that summer temperatures in the Canadian Arctic this year climbed 5C above the 30-year average.
Using precipitation and temperature data from records from as far back as 1766 to inform climate change computer models, researchers from the UFZ-Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research in the German city of Leipzig forecast that moderate reductions in greenhouse gas emissions could reduce the drought-affected area of central Europe by 40%.
While the region is used to hot weather, countries including Israel and Lebanon have experienced unusual heat extremes, a sign of things to come as climate change continues to heat up the planet.
The World Economic Forum's Climate Initiative supports the scaling and acceleration of global climate action through public and private-sector collaboration.
And I’m glad to report there were no rice hulls in my coffee this time—just delicious, smooth flavor.
The next day, I made a double-strength brew with the Blueberry Muffin flavor and poured it over ice for a blueberry iced coffee (P.S.- If you’re looking for a drip brewer, I absolutely love mine and it’s only $57 from Bed, Bath & Beyond).
The hot water filters through the grounds and the flavored hulls to make a smooth and flavorful pot of coffee.
Then I saw my friend Jamie Vespa from @dishingouthealth post in her Instagram stories about Inbru—a type of coffee flavoring made from rice hulls—and got really excited.
Since Inbru isn’t sweet, you could definitely add a splash of your favorite milk or a spoonful of sugar, but I found that, for once, I was able to drink my iced coffee black.
Neil Davies, an EA flood duty manager, said: “Isolated thunderstorms could bring sudden surface water and river flooding, which may lead to flooded properties and severe travel disruption in some areas.
Analysis by the Met Office showed that heatwave thresholds were met across a large swathe of England and parts of Wales over the last week.
The Met Office meteorologist Craig Snell said: “While [it was] a hot and thundery week for some of us, this weekend we maintain the risk of further thunderstorms for parts of England and Wales.
The Met Office has revised its yellow thunderstorm warnings for the weekend and removed them from some parts of England and Wales.
Thunderstorms and heavy rain are forecast to continue in parts of Britain this weekend, making it a total washout for many.
In 2018-19 (July to June), Rs 1,23,414 crore of its surplus was transferred to the central government, and then an additional Rs 52,637 crore of excess provision as recommended by the Bimal Jalan committee on the ECF.
The only way out would be if there is direct lending to the government by which the latter pays interest to the central bank and it comes back as surplus transfer,” Sabnavis said.
While the details will be available with the release of the Annual Report later this month, it is unlikely there would be any provision for more transfer because the central bank is aligning its financial year with that of the government and that limits the opportunity for that.
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) will transfer Rs 57,128 crore of its surplus to the Union government for the fiscal 2019-20, against Rs 1.76 trillion it did last year, the central bank said in a statement.
The central bank’s board met on Friday to review the RBI’s balance sheet, and the surplus transfer is part of that review process.
Turn the phone around and you’ll see an 8MP selfie camera with portrait mode.
As far as the smartphone’s photo snapping abilities go, the quad camera module consists of a 13MP wide-angle lens, an 8MP ultra-wide angle lens with an 118° FOV, a 5MP macro lens and a 2MP depth sensor.
Now, the top-of-the-line, but still very much affordable, Redmi 9 is available to purchase in the revealed news of the Redmi 9's release on Twitter, along with the promise that everyone who opts for the new phone will get a free Mi Smart Band 4 fitness tracker with their order.
Xiaomi announced the entry-level Redmi 9 smartphone series with a virtual launch event almost a month ago.
The Redmi 9 is officially available to pick up in the UK and it comes at a very affordable price.
"Spot exercises, such as sit-ups, can tighten abdominal muscles but won't get at visceral fat," according to Harvard Health.
Studies have shown that you can help trim visceral fat or prevent its growth with both aerobic activity (such as brisk walking) and strength training (exercising with weights).
Healthy drink swaps To curb visceral fat, you should swap out fruit juice for vegetable juice.
READ MORE: How to get rid of visceral fat: Six major changes to make to help you burn the belly fat In fact, even unsweetened 100 percent fruit juice contains a lot of sugar.
In a study at the University of Alabama, Birmingham, dieting women lost an average of 24 pounds and reduced both visceral and subcutaneous fat (the fat you can pinch), with or without aerobic or strength-training exercise.
Meanwhile, the fact that the cross has managed to find acceptance above 100-week SMA supports prospects for additional gains.
However, a turnaround in the global risk sentiment, as depicted by a sharp fall in the equity markets, underpinned the Japanese yen's safe-haven demand and kept a lid on any further gains for the GBP/JPY cross.
The British pound remained well supported by improving sentiment on Brexit trade talks, which, in turn, was seen as one of the key factors behind the GBP/JPY pair's goodish intraday bounce of over 50 pips.
The GBP/JPY cross quickly reversed an intraday dip to the 139.35 region and has now moved back closer to the top end of its daily trading range.
Technical levels to watch GBP/JPY Overview Today last price 139.72 Today Daily Change 0.00 Today Daily Change % 0.00 Today daily open 139.72 Trends Daily SMA20 137.36 Daily SMA50 135.66 Daily SMA100 134.43 Daily SMA200 137.49 Levels Previous Daily High 140.21 Previous Daily Low 139.24 Previous Weekly High 139.24 Previous Weekly Low 137.75 Previous Monthly High 139.21 Previous Monthly Low 132.95 Daily Fibonacci 38.2% 139.84 Daily Fibonacci 61.8% 139.61 Daily Pivot Point S1 139.24 Daily Pivot Point S2 138.75 Daily Pivot Point S3 138.27 Daily Pivot Point R1 140.21 Daily Pivot Point R2 140.7 Daily Pivot Point R3 141.18
With Nvidia’s recent announcement that it’ll be detailing its “latest graphics innovations” on September 1, we imagine excitement for upcoming RTX 30-series consumer GPUs is rife.
We’ve seen no official pictures of 30-series GPUs or PCBs, but now we have some pictures that supposedly show an RTX 3090’s PCB.
If – if – it is a picture of the 3090’s PCB then here are some things we can tell from the images and based on what the poster says: Points one, three, and four are fairly self-explanatory, but point two says more than you might initially think.
The most recent rumour about Nvidia 30-series GPU memory is that The RTX 3090/3080 Ti should have 24GB VRAM – if there’s another memory module hiding in the blurred part of the image, and if it is, in fact, dual memory (and if the image is legit) then this would corroborate the other rumour.
And we can likely expect more such images and rumours as September 1 and a possible RTX 30-series GPU lineup launch approaches.