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Day: June 5, 2018

Global investments and economic advantages in a low-carbon transition
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Global investments and economic advantages in a low-carbon transition

    A sudden drop in demand for fossil fuels could happen before 2035, a new study shows. Plunging prices for renewable energy and rapidly increasing investment in low-carbon technologies could leave fossil fuel companies with trillions in stranded assets and spark a global financial crisis, a new study has found. A sudden drop in demand for fossil fuels before 2035 is likely, according to the study, given the current global investments and economic advantages in a low-carbon transition. The existence of a carbon bubble assets in fossil fuels that are currently overvalued because, in the medium and long-term, the world will have to drastically reduce greenhouse gas emissions has long been proposed by academics, activists and investors. The new study, published on Mond...
Melania came first in public appearance after few weeks
Featured, United Kingdom

Melania came first in public appearance after few weeks

    Melania Trump has made her first public appearance in nearly a month but blink and you’ll miss her brief showing. On Monday, the First Lady finally was spotted at a White House event for the families of US Army veterans, marking her first engagement since May 10. Concern for the Slovenian-born former model grew after being absent from the public gaze for over 24 days. The unusual saga promoted a flurry of rumours amongst the Washington DC commentators. White House staff said on May 14 that Melania had undergone surgery for a kidney condition that typically requires just 24 hours of recuperation. However, some of that speculation has now been put to bed after footage of her and the back of her head - emerged on social media. A leaked video shows Melania as she ma...
Rehan wanted for attempted murder after baby and woman stabbed in London
Featured, United Kingdom

Rehan wanted for attempted murder after baby and woman stabbed in London

    Police have named the man they are hunting after a 32 year old woman and an 11 month old boy were stabbed in west London. Officers want to speak to Rehan Khan, 25, who is known to frequent the Hounslow and Isleworth areas and has links to Newham, Slough, Hammersmith and Fulham. He is wanted on suspicion of attempted murder. Police were called to Swinfield Close in Feltham at 7.12pm on Monday. The Metropolitan Police said the boy remains in a critical condition, while the woman's injuries are not life threatening. An air ambulance took the pair to a nearby hospital for treatment, while officers and police dog handlers scoured the crime scene. One witness, June Heart, told Sky News: I had just got home from work, and parked the car when I heard a lot of shouting. ...
NHS doctors must leave UK if HO refuses to issue visas
Featured, United Kingdom

NHS doctors must leave UK if HO refuses to issue visas

    Doctors working in the NHS have been told they must leave the UK after they were refused visas by the Home Office, medical professionals have warned. The Independent spoke to one man who was forced to return to India and abandon his postgraduate degree to take up GP training because an immigration cap meant he was unable to apply for visa. When he was accepted onto a GP training programme in the UK he left his Master’s degree early to take up his place on the course. But he was unable to obtain a Certificate of Sponsorship form his employer because they had already reached the cap on European Economic Area (EEA) workers. A training job is hard to come by. It is frustrating. Especially because it means you can’t help the industry when it’s very short of doctors, sai...
Smoke ventilation system failed days before Grenfell tower’s fire
Featured, United Kingdom

Smoke ventilation system failed days before Grenfell tower’s fire

    The inquiry heard that Grenfell’s ventilation system was meant to extract smoke in the event of a fire but was faulty at the time of… The smoke ventilation system at Grenfell Tower was reported to have failed eight days before the fatal blaze claimed 71 lives but a proposal to fix it for £1,800 was ignored, the public inquiry has heard. The system was meant to extract smoke from lobbies outside flats in the event of a fire and its failure has been identified by experts as a factor in the escape routes from the building filling with thick black smoke that may have prevented evacuation and rescue. However, the system was not designed to clear smoke from multiple floors at once. Martin Booth, the managing director of PSB, which made the system, told the inquiry it re...