It was revealed after the worker—29-year-old Sakson Lobiano—died in 2018 that Mineradora Industrial de Cassassole, which was only licensed by Mozambican authorities to operate an open cast gold mine in Tete’s northern Macanga district, decided to operate underground and opened an illegal shaft 90 meters deep, where Lobiano was killed. The miner died from inhaling dust and toxic particles from an explosion that was ignited by a Chinese co-worker, who had no training in underground work or license to handle explosives. … [Read more...] about Ammonium Nitrate Blew Up Beirut. It Also Fuels Africa’s Most Dangerous Illegal Mines.
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7:55 a.m. Free phone calls for SF inmates: Inmates in San Francisco’s jails now can make all phone calls free of charge, which is particularly important during the pandemic, Mayor London Breed said Monday. A special fixed-rate deal with a jail phone services provider will enable the calls, she said. “When people are in jail they need to be able to stay connected with their family without being concerned about how much it will cost,” she said. “Being able to stay in touch with family is always important, but it is even more critical during a health emergency like COVID-19.” … [Read more...] about Coronavirus live updates: Weekly jobless claims drop below 1 million
Monitor news for changes to regulations that impact City residents and businesses Post updates on all social media platforms on an as-needed basis Identify City rules and regulations that need adjustment due to the pandemic Respond to community concerns regarding compliance with State and County Public Health Orders Maintain field operations per health guidelines and ramp up virtual operation capabilities In addition, the City continues to provide nearly all regular City services and all staff are working. In order to protect visitors and City staff, visitors are allowed in City Hall by appointment only.NOVEMBER 3, 2020 GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION The nomination period for the November 3, 2020 General Municipal Election opened on Monday, July 13 and will close on Friday, August 7. You can find more information on the web page. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, an appointment must be made with the City Clerk to be issued or file nomination papers. To make an appointment, please email … [Read more...] about Malibu City Manager Updates August 7, 2020
“I understand it’s warp speed and it’s going really fast, but we’ve dedicated a lot of smart people to this. I’m putting my trust into that,” she said. “To be able to feel like I’m contributing something now, and maybe there’s a light at the end of the tunnel, that’s exciting for me. I’m trying to be a light for friends and others who are feeling hopeless at this point.” … [Read more...] about Bay Area joins two major coronavirus vaccine trials
A few years ago, some friends and I spent four days trespassing on blasted land though the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone to the exploded nuclear reactor at the center of it. I had been doing research with doomsday preppers, people who imagine the world is entering a terminal phase, and though I justified the trip as “research,” it still felt a fool’s errand, a rash attempt to get a glimpse of the post-apocalyptic world the preppers were so infatuated with. Yet in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, I’ve come to understand that our journey was less about adventure, or the aesthetics of decay - it was training for world we now inhabit. Nuclear catastrophe taught us that the apocalypse could be invisible. The climate crisis offered a more sluggish variation on the end times. The virus makes clear that we are disaster’s intimate host. Everywhere I turn now, I see disaster stalking us, and I court it.—Bradley Garrett … [Read more...] about The Ultimate Destination for Doomsday Preppers