On Sunday, Iranian officials confirmed an "incident" —a blackout—at their Natanz underground facility, where the Islamic Republic enriches uranium. Iran's Atomic Energy Organization called the event a "terrorist action." The blackout occurredSaturday, at about the time Iranian President Hassan Rouhani announced "133 national nuclear achievements and projects" at Natanz , including the installation of advanced centrifuges. He alsorevealed the installation of centrifuges at the Arak nuclear complex. The announcement, in the form of a statement, marked the country's 15th "National Nuclear Technology Day." Rouhani spoke as Washington and Tehran talk to each other through European diplomats in Vienna, as both sides explore ways to revive the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action—better known as the JCPOA, or Iran nuclear deal. Tehran's words, The Hill correctly remarked , "appeared to mark new violations of the Obama-era nuclear deal." The mullahs are now acting brazenly … [Read more...] about China Is Boldly Supporting Iran’s Nuclear Ambitions | Opinion
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Hong Kong’s incentive-laden plan to boost its sluggish Covid-19 vaccination uptake has prompted an outcry from some of the sectors most affected by the looming rules changes. Hailing it as a “new direction in fighting the pandemic”, Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor on Monday (April 12) unveiled a “vaccine bubble” scheme that would allow for the easing of numerous social-distancing measures, including changes tied explicitly to Covid-19 vaccinations. The plan, which aims to push the city towards eventual herd immunity, will give vaccinated residents greater freedom to dine out in bigger groups, travel abroad and visit care homes. But it drew an immediate backlash from food and drink sector representatives, who questioned its workability and suggested the responsibility for getting a wary public vaccinated was being unfairly placed on their shoulders. As of Tuesday, just 8.2 per cent of Hong Kong’s 7.5 million residents had received their first jab since the inoculation … [Read more...] about Why is Hong Kong’s coronavirus ‘vaccine bubble’ plan already drawing flak?
Listed as being built in 1986, this 36-year-old Louisville, Kentucky home selling for $399,000 is advertised as peaceful, private and scenic. Along with the two beds and two baths, however, this home features something a little more creepy. Described as a "bonus" by the real-estate company, a vault-like room, shown in photos as complete with barred doors and no windows, is reminding netizens more of a holding cell in a psychological thriller than a cozy space for crafts. The popular Instagram page Zillow Gone Wild brought attention to the unusual listing, posting the images to its over one million followers with the caption: "It's been a while since we've seen one of these homes." The internet took to making plenty of creative comments about the potential usage of this "additional bonus" room, which the property description suggests could be used for crafts or office space with a "walk-in safe room attached." "Is this jail cell/safe/torture chamber considered the bonus … [Read more...] about Bizarre Kentucky Home Listing Includes Creepy Prison-Like Room
A new feature from Google called 'Heads Up' aims stop 'smartphone zombies' from staring at their smartphones while walking. Heads Up uses your phone's motion sensors to detect that you're moving and your location to know if you're walking indoors or outdoors. If it detects that you're moving while your phone screen is on, it sends warnings like 'look up', 'look ahead', 'stay focused', 'watch out' and 'be careful'. Using your phone while walking can lead to trips and dangerous collisions with objects and other pedestrians – or even road traffic. Careless smartphone addicts who are constantly glued to their devices can put other road users' lives at risk, as well as their own. Scroll down for video Heads Up is a new feature - currently only for Pixel phones - that helps remind you to be aware of your surroundings while you’re on the move 'HEADS UP' ALERTS Alerts from the Digital Wellbeing app when Heads Up mode is activated: - Be … [Read more...] about Google launches new ‘Heads Up’ feature that urges ‘smartphone zombies’ to turn their gaze away from their device while walking
March 6 2021 MANILA, Philippines — The OCTA Research group will be proposing a vaccine model seeking to allocate the country’s limited supply of COVID-19 jabs in the National Capital Region (NCR) and areas where the majority of cases are. “We are going to submit this week our own vaccine model. In a nutshell, what we’re basically saying is this: Let’s focus the limited supply in NCR,” Professor Ranjit Rye of the OCTA Research group said in an interview over ABS-CBN News Channel on Wednesday. “The other regions may complain but the argument here is if the pandemic is a snake in the country, the head is in the NCR and Calabarzon, Rizal and Bulacan. So if you cut the head off, we believe that will have an impact on the overall war against COVID,” he added. While the group agrees with the government’s risk-based approach on who to prioritize in the vaccination line, he said that there should be a focus in areas with high cases of COVID-19. “Let’s start focusing on spaces. That … [Read more...] about Focus PH’s limited COVID-19 vaccine supply to NCR, high-risk areas — OCTA
Video Player Close NEW DELHI, April 14 (Xinhua) -- The COVID-19 situation has exploded in India, as a record number of 184,372 cases were registered in a single day, between Tuesday and Wednesday. The number of new cases has been consistently on the rise over the past couple of weeks, and have been above 100,000-mark/day for almost ten days. As many as 1,027 deaths were recorded in 24 hours, taking the total death toll to 172,085. This is the highest single-day spike this year. After last year's 68-day long lockdown beginning March 25, the federal government and states governments don't seem to be in a mood to impose a complete lockdown to contain this year's surge. Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Tuesday ruled out a lockdown. "With the second wave, we are very clear we are not going in for a lockdown in a big way. We don't want to totally arrest the economy. The local level isolation of patients and keeping people in quarantine are methods through which the … [Read more...] about COVID-19 situation explodes in India with single-day spike of 184,372 cases