Also included in the first wave of sanctions are two "high-ranking Myanmar military generals involved in the systematic and brutal violence against the Rohingya people and other ethnic minorities" and "two organizations involved in the forced labor, torture and murder that takes place in North Korea's gulags," a written statement from the Foreign Office said. … [Read more...] about UK foreign secretary warns China ‘can’t be trusted’ as London passes Magnitsky-style sanctions law
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Sheehan’s order said the public display “ignored a grim aspect of his life.” She has not given a time frame for the removal of the statue outside Albany’s City Hall, but her order says it should be moved to a museum or other institution where it can be displayed with proper historical context. … [Read more...] about Where have statues of Confederates, and other historical figures, been removed?
In the space of just a few days in spring 2015 – as Baltimore faced a wave of rioting after Freddie Gray, a black man, died from injuries he suffered in the back of a police van – officers in nearly every part of the city appeared to turn a blind eye to everyday violations. They still answered calls for help. But the number of potential violations they reported seeing themselves dropped by nearly half. It has largely stayed that way ever since. … [Read more...] about Flashback: Murder Increased After Barack Obama’s Response to 2014 Riots
When I took a gap year before college at age 18, I planned a trip to explore the Silk Road, a dream I'd had since childhood. I expected to sample unusual foods, befriend backpackers from around the world, and spend a lot of time getting lost. What I didn't expect? To collapse in the middle of the desert and take a ride to a Kazakh hospital in a Soviet-era ambulance staffed by chain-smoking nurses. I also didn’t expect to spend the next year battling an extremely rare disease that most people associate with 14th century Europe. … [Read more...] about What it’s like to have the bubonic plague
Eos Energy Storage, the leading manufacturer of safe, low-cost and long-duration zinc battery storage systems, today announced that it has partnered with EPC firm Nayo Tropical Technology Ltd to deploy the company’s Aurora EnergyBlock™ battery energy storage system (BESS). Eos’ EnergyBlock is part of a project to bring power to underserved areas and will integrate into rural microgrid developments beginning in the African country of Nigeria. Results from the deployment of this microgrid BESS solution will give utilities and energy providers options for the best storage technologies for rural locations and environments. … [Read more...] about Eos Energy Storage Supplies Energy Storage to Microgrid Developments for Electrifying Rural Communities in Nigeria