From Accor to H&M, these Western groups that stay in Burma

From Accor to HM these Western groups that stay in

For the hotelier Accor, the withdrawal of TotalEnergies from its activities in Burma does not change anything: there is no question of leaving a country which was waking up to international tourism before the February 2021 coup, and where the French hotelier established a privileged position. Nor to put an end to its partnership with … Read more

Belarus responds to sanctions by banning Western food products

Belarus responds to sanctions by banning Western food products

Thousands of migrants, mainly from the Middle East, are massed on the border between Poland and Belarus. OKSANA MANCHUK / AP Belarus announced Tuesday, December 7, to ban food imports from several Western countries, in retaliation for new economic sanctions against Minsk, which is accused of fueling a vast migration crisis on the Polish-Belarusian border … Read more

22.5 degrees in December: new record heat in Western Canada

225 degrees in December new record heat in Western Canada

After sparking global concerns by suffocating this summer under a historic heat dome, a region in western Canada has endured yet another record rise in mercury this week … to 22.5 ° C. This temperature was recorded in Penticton, in central British Columbia, the westernmost province of Canada which has suffered repeated extreme weather events … Read more

Macrogrid research: Big value in connecting America’s eastern and western power grids

Journal References: Aaron Bloom, Josh Novacheck, Gregory L Brinkman, James D Mccalley, Armando L. Figueroa-Acevedo, Ali Jahanbani Ardakani, Hussam Nosair, Abhinav Venkatraman, Jay Caspary, Dale Osborn, Jessica Lau. The Value of Increased HVDC Capacity Between Eastern and Western U.S. Grids: The Interconnections Seam Study. IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, 2021; 1 DOI: 10.1109/TPWRS.2021.3115092 Armando L. … Read more

State of emergency and army sent to reinforce floods in western Canada

State of emergency and army sent to reinforce floods in

A tractor drives along a flooded western Canadian road in Abbotsford, British Columbia, November 17, 2021. JENNIFER GAUTHIER / REUTERS John Horgan, the premier of British Columbia in western Canada, declared a state of emergency on Wednesday, November 17, after torrential rains on Sunday and Monday caused landslides and flooding, killing at least one person. … Read more

Covid-19: in Switzerland, the fifth wave sweeps over the least vaccinated population in Western Europe

Covid 19 in Switzerland the fifth wave sweeps over the least

Will the Swiss government in turn end up making the ultimate decision, the containment, as in Austria, of the only unvaccinated? While the rate of contamination has skyrocketed in the Confederation for five weeks, with a very strong acceleration in recent days, the Federal Council was to meet Wednesday, November 17 in Bern to assess … Read more

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