Category Archives: International News

Canada: Ontario: Premier Ford refuses to apologize for comments about immigrants

Ontario’s premier is under fire for refusing to apologize for calling the work ethic of new immigrants’ into question. Adrian Ghobrial goes to the heart of Ford Nation, where new Canadians share their experiences in light of Doug Ford’s comments.

By Lucas Casaletto- City News 680. Toronto -Posted Oct 19, 2021

Ontario Premier Doug Ford is declining to apologize for his comments about immigrants, with the health minister backing the provincial leader, saying Ford was misunderstood.

Speaking about a worker shortage in the trades on Monday, Ford said, “We need people, we’re in such desperate need for people from around the world,” adding that the province is short “a couple 100,000 workers” and needs immigrants to fill the gap.

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World: The global energy crisis has 4 possible paths through early 2022…. says Bank of America

– Business Insider – Oct 18, 2021, 12:10 PM

Oil pumps at sunset, industrial oil pumps equipment.Getty Images
  • The worldwide energy crisis unfolding has thrown markets into unprecedented turmoil.
  • In Europe, natural gas prices are at record highs. And in China, thermal coal futures are also at all-time highs.
  • Francisco Blanch of Bank of America provided Insider with four possible paths through early 2022.

The worldwide energy crisis unfolding amid a surge in demand and an ongoing supply crunch has thrown the oil and gas markets into unprecedented turmoil.

Oil prices are up more than 60% this year, with West Texas Intermediate crude hitting a fresh seven-year high on Friday 15 October, 2021.

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Environment: Scientists Work to Solve Caribbean Sargassum Seaweed Mystery – By VOA

October 09, 2021 – by VOA

A tourist tosses sargassum into the air at Marlin Beach in Cancun, Mexico May 30, 2021. (REUTERS/Paola Chiomante)
A tourist tosses sargassum into the air at Marlin Beach in Cancun, Mexico May 30, 2021. (REUTERS/Paola Chiomante)

Ten years ago, scientists were shocked when a huge amount of seaweed appeared in tropical waters in the Atlantic Ocean. The area where it was found usually lacks the nutrients to feed such growth.

Years later, a group of U.S. researchers has identified one of the leading causes for the event: city and farm runoff carried by rivers to the ocean. This nutrient-charged outflow is just one of several likely suspects fueling an explosion of seaweed in warm waters of the Americas.          Continue reading

‘Venezuela Won’t Even Get to Exploit 5% of Its Oil Reserves’ – Marianela Palacios | Caracas Chronicles

Venezuela – Click to enlarge

Now that oil prices are recovering, Francisco Monaldi analyzes the truth of the nature and magnitude of what lies beneath the Faja del Orinoco (Orinoco Belt) and the historic use of fossil fuel to determine the role of oil in our future 

Marianela Palacios | Caracas Chronicles

IT IS TRUE THAT THERE ARE OVER ONE TRILLION OIL BARRELS IN THE VENEZUELAN SUBSOIL. That’s why Nicolás Maduro brags about the “world’s largest reserves”, although he adds that only a fraction of them are “proven” and exploitable; between 20 and 25 percent of the total amount: 300 billion barrels. But it is also true that, if things stay the way they are, most of it will remain underground forever. The carbon dioxide won’t be released into the atmosphere nor will that wealth be used.              Continue reading

Cambridge Academy Alumni Association- Sip and Chat – Virtual Event- November 7. 2021

USA: Why Food Is Getting More Expensive In The U.S. – Video

USA: Why Food Is Getting More Expensive In The U.S. – Video

CNBC – September 10, 2021

0:00 – Introduction 01:31 – Rising costs 03:41 – Climate change 04:44 – Supply chain issues 08:33 – Health impact 11:55 – Solutions

The pandemic sent food prices skyrocketing amid a slew of supply chain disruptions, but food costs have been steadily rising over the past five years. The rise in prices can have serious consequences for the most vulnerable Americans. According to the USDA, 13.8 million Americans qualified as food insecure in 2020. Watch the video to find out how much food prices have risen, what’s driving the increase and how businesses and policymakers can fix it.

VENEZUELA: A Snapshot of Hell – Caracas Chronicles

This week, the video of an execution, followed by an audio clip of an officer explaining how to cover up the evidence, went viral on social media. The reaction shows how immoral our security forces are… and our public opinion, too 

Venezuela – Click to enlarge

Manuel Llorens and Keymer Ávila | Caracas Chronicles 

“We lived happily during the war

And when they bombed other people’s houses, we protested

but not enough, we opposed them but not enough.”

— Ilya Kaminsky 

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GUYANA: News Video: Guyana News Source – 7th October 2021

GUYANA: News Video: Guyana News Source – 7th October 2021

  • Labourer charged with starting Brickdam Station fire @ 0.29 mins
  • Fire Service got no confessions during its probe @ 4.45 mins
  • Woman found dead in washroom at GPHC @ 9.30 mins
  • Health warning to doctors Over Vaccine Exemption Letter @ 14 mins
  • ExxonMobil announces another major oil find @ 12.33 mins
  • Ease at the Fuel Pump @ 15.00 mins
  • Policeman remanded for Marijuana Trafficking @ 16.04 mins
  • Study by Pfizer to vaccinate entire town in Brazil against Covid @ 20.00 mins
  • The Bahamas removing undocumented Haitians @ 20.40 mins
  • UK Eases several countries off Red Travel List @ 21.25 mins

ANALYSIS: Protests Are Taking Over the World. What’s Driving Them? – New York Times      

THE PANDEMIC and PROTESTS   – Oct. 3, 2021 – New York Times

By Zachariah Mampilly – A professor of international affairs at the Marxe School of Public and International Affairs, City University of New York.

September was turbulent: More than 200 Australians arrested during citywide protests and a temporary no-fly zone declared over Melbourne. Rubber bullets and tear gas unleashed by the Thai riot police into an angry crowd. Health care workers assaulted in Canada. Rallies of up to 150,000 people across the Netherlands

The pandemic has coincided with an upsurge in protests across the globe. Over the past 18 months, people have taken to the streets in IndiaYemenTunisiaEswatiniCubaColombiaBrazil and the United States. The Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project reports that the number of demonstrations globally increased by 7 percent from 2019 to 2020 despite government-mandated lockdowns and other measures designed to limit public gatherings.        Continue reading

GUYANA: Government to use Norway Forest Funds for solar farms

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