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USA withdraws 9,500 troops from Germany
US President Donald Trump approved a plan for the withdrawal of 9,500 US troops from Germany.
"The Secretary of Defense and the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff yesterday informed the president (Trump. - Ed.) Of plans to redeploy 9,500 troops from Germany. The proposal was approved," Hoffman said.
Now the plan will be discussed in the committee of defense of the US Congress. The States also plan to consult with allies in NATO.
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Over the past day in the United States revealed nearly 36 thousand new cases COVID-19
According to Johns Hopkins University, over the past day, 35,900 new infections have been detected in the country - almost as many as at the peak of the epidemic in April. A particularly difficult situation has developed in the south of the USA. Therefore, the states of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut have imposed quarantines for those who enter from a number of southern states, including Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, Florida, South Carolina and Texas.
Trump has stopped the issuance of work visas in the United States
In a situation of record unemployment, Donald Trump stopped issuing several types of American work visas until the end of the year. Green card issuance restrictions have also been extended.
US President Donald Trump on Monday, June 22, signed a decree to stop until the end of the year the issuance of certain types of work visas.
In particular, we are talking about the type of visas H1-B, which is intended for the limited-time work of highly qualified specialists such as scientists and engineers. In addition, restrictions will apply to the type L-1, which is applied when transferring employees of companies working in other countries to the USA. As well as type H-2B - for seasonal workers who work most often in the field of landscape planning and the hotel business. The majority of J visas issued to participants in cultural and professional exchange programs will also be banned.
The reason for this measure was increased unemployment in the United States due to the coronavirus pandemic, exceeding 13 percent. According to representatives of the White House, these restrictions will save for Americans about half a million jobs.
In addition, Trump until the end of the year extended restrictions on the arrival of the United States through the green card program.
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More people have died from coronavirus in the United States than during the First World War
The death toll from coronavirus in the United States has exceeded the number of American soldiers killed in World War I. According to Johns Hopkins University, as of June 17, the number of deaths in the United States was almost 117 thousand, more than 2.13 million were infected. The outbreak is on the rise in some states.
Such figures exceed the number of people lost by the United States during the First World War - 116,516. Of them - more than 53 thousand people died in battle, and more than 63 thousand - due to disease, mainly the 1918 flu epidemic.
President of America Donald Trump called ways to end the unrest in the United States
It's only four points:
The authorities will work for the economic well-being of minorities, their access to capital for small businesses will be increased.
The American leader promised to address the problem of unequal access to health services.
Trump said he is working on a decree that "will encourage U.S. police departments to meet the latest professional standards in the use of force, including de-escalation tactics. In addition, the White House again calls on Congress to raise the issue of allowing the right to choose a school. "Because access to education is a civil rights issue of our time," Trump said.
Police should only use a 'suitable' level of violence...
Trump reported on the work on the decree, which "will encourage police departments in the U.S. to meet the most modern professional standards in the use of force, including tactics of de-escalation of conflicts. In addition, the White House again calls on Congress to raise the issue of allowing the right to choose a school. "Because access to education is a civil rights issue of our time," Trump said.
The President also stressed that he would not deprive the police of funding, but, on the contrary, guaranteed that they would be well trained and equipped.
The United States saw a wave of protests and riots after the death of African-American police officer George Floyd in Minneapolis. Despite the fact that the four police officers involved in the detention had been dismissed, people had taken to the streets accusing the authorities of racism.
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Black Lives Matter Activists Call for Increased Violence (If Necessary)
All over the country heated protests turned into full-scale riots with record numbers of incidents of destruction to property and people. Many political pundits have tried to downplay the frequency with which they occurred and their severity. A particular city mayor, Jenny Durkin, said that the outbreak was “more like a block party atmosphere” than an “armed takeover.” However, there are too many victims of violence left behind to testify to the atrocities.
The most well-publicized situation, which no doubt left them Sleepless in Seattle, involved the assault of merchants in the business district there. According to Daily Caller reporters on the scene at the time, some among those protesters who set up the six block "Cop-Free Zone", CHAZ or CHOP (which stand for Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone or Capitol Hill Occupied Protest) went well beyond anyone's expectations.
A false report was spread that one of their members was being held at gunpoint in a location just outside the assumed area. The place was an auto shop called "Car Tender". The occupiers tore down the fence surrounding its lot and pushed past those who were guarding the storefront.They broke through the doors to confront the people inside despite the owners' insistant denials of the rumored cause. Then one of the angry hoard set fire to the building.
The garage's proprietor is quoted as saying:
“I can’t even get the police to show up, I can’t get the fire department to show up. I mean, I had to put the fire out myself. The fire department’s one block away. And this kind of mob stuff, that doesn’t work. I’m not doing that stuff. I caught somebody in my building with my property, so I detained him, hoping the police would show up, but they didn’t show up."
"So I detain him, trying to get him to let us frisk him to see what he had of our property still, and he wouldn’t let us frisk him. So, you’ve got all these people out here saying that we had him at gunpoint. We didn’t have him at gunpoint, there’s an attorney that was here that we let in here to make sure he was safe. That he wasn’t being hurt. And this is what I get.”
The man closed with the lament that his heart is broken for every person in America.
Another Capitol Hill resident, who would only be named as Brandon, stated:
“I’m scared. I’ve been scared every day since Sunday, and I haven’t gotten a lot of sleep. For the first time in my life in Capitol Hill, I hear gunshots every single night. I’ve heard people screaming every single night outside. And they’re not protest screams … I’ve also heard screams of terror out there, and I don’t know what’s happening out there.”
Brandon anticipated and received threats of personal harm for speaking out.
And there were numerous attacks on both professional and amatuer journalists for merely attempting to record video footage. Kalen D’Almeida, the co-founder of Scribber, said he was punched in the back of the head. He narrowly escaped with help from one conscientious CHAZ member. The assault was apparently ordered by the movement's self-appointed leader, Raz Simone, a rapper and self-described "warlord".
An independent pro-life activist used his phone to catch a clip of marchers as he walked along side. In response, the captain of the group abruptly turned to his followers and shouted, "Who doesn't matter?! This mother-f**ker!" The question turned into the crowd's chant. Then a few of the males surrounded the videographer and the lead CHOPer manhandled the victim while tugging at his pants with the taunt, "Do you want me to pull down your panties?" Afterward the observer was shoved further into the street.
The most serious occurances were shootings. Two people were shot in the encampment on the Saturday before the last, with one passing away at the site. Certain protesters blocked the police's access to that and / or the companion victim. Two additional shootings and a stabbing were reported in later days.
The aforementioned followed the CHAZers seizure of the East Precinct of Seattle's police department; which is located at the head of the autonomous region. They overtook the building entirely, ousted the officers there and are alleged to have stolen equipment which presumedly included weapons. Police have yet to find their way back to headquarters as negotiations are still being made. Black Lives Matters and other social justice representatives (who at one point seemed to include members of the terrorist organization, Antifa) demand that the station be turned into a community center - in keeping with their attempt to defund the police.
During an interview at the height of the chaos Mayor Durkin was angrily answered by CNN journalist Chris Cuomo with, "The counter will be, block parties don’t take over a municipal building let alone a police station and destroy it, basically thumbing their nose at any sense of civic control. Do you believe that you have control of your city and that you would be able to clear those streets? Because you haven’t.”
Though the area of concern is still a great nuisance; the rebellion has died down as the city's famous rain, marcher fatigue and boredom set in. There are still a few hold-outs, but the majority were successfully encouraged by the mayor to either expand their activities to outlying areas or go home. That came after desperate pleas from Capitol Hill's property and business owners for a resumption of normal life - and - the launch of a pending law suit.
Meanwhile the statement was made by Hank Newsome, Black Lives Matter Chairmain, that, "if this country doesn't give us what we want, then we will burn down this system and replace it."
Fox's Martha MacCallum, his interviewer, confronted him by quoting that he wanted to “shove legislation down people’s throats,” and then asked him, “What exactly is it that you hope to achieve through violence?”
He returned with this:
"... But the moment people start destroying property, now cops can be fired automatically. What is this country rewarding? What behavior is it listening to? Obviously not marching, but when people get aggressive and they escalate their protests, cops get fired. Now, you have police officers and Republican politicians talking about police reform. I don’t condone nor do I condemn rioting, but I’m just telling what I observed.”
And at the end of the session he added, “I just want black liberation and black sovereignty by any means necessary."
WARNING: The Following Video of an Incident at a CHAZ / CHOP Demonstration Contains Foul Language and Other Potentially Distrubing Content.
P.S.: There are more recent developments of Black Lives Matters protest-related violence. A couple from St. Louis, MO was admonished by some when they displayed arms to a group of protestors who surrounded them after crashing the gates to their home. Also, a photographer who was a key supporter of the BLM movement was shot to death during a demonstration in Louisville, KY by a protestor, an individual suffering from bi-polar disorder.
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Nikhil Ramachandran has invented a new chemical composition that filters viruses and helps in reducing fog
In an example of exemplary innovation, Nikhil Ramachandran, a Grade 12 student has developed a novel polymer component with nanoparticles that can filter viruses and absorb air pollutants. This is a special, finely dispersed formulation of a high viscous multifunctional polymer in water. The product contains antimicrobial and antiviral agents which make it suitable for application in air filters, disposable and non-disposable masks and other fabrics. Nikhil has now applied for a patent for the product, which is cost-effective and is consulting manufacturers to introduce it in the market and commercialise the same. He is also looking at getting statutory approvals as well as a distribution network and has started a proprietary company called NOVIC.
“The news about the disruption of life due to atmospheric fog in Delhi and surrounding areas bothered me especially due to adverse effects on respiratory health. I found that the disposable mask was not a solution as most pollutants pass through the mask and hence I was looking for a compound which could absorb fog causing chemical agents and this search led me to the work I undertook. The recent COVID-19 pandemic has further prompted me to scale up my research,” said Nikhil.
The product was developed in the course of engaging with different compounds at his father’s chemical factory in Peenya after extensive research and analysis for 4 months. He would visit the factory after school hours as he was deeply interested in polymers, compounds and the need to fight viruses. The product’s emulsion is extremely stable and is ready-to-use. It has excellent wetting and spreading properties that enables the formation of a thin coating. The product can be used in the form of a spray or a solution in which a mask or handkerchief can be dipped. The chemical then absorbs all the oxides - nitrogen, sulphur and carbon- and eliminates viruses, which is the need of the hour. Since masks and handkerchiefs are being used extensively by people, the product would act as a filter of cleanliness and improve the hygiene factor by its absorption capacities. The product provides protection from virus, fungi, and other pathogens and contains an antiviral agent which is effective against SARS COVID 19. It can be used by the air filter, mask and sanitizer manufacturers.
“The initial results excited me and the more I discussed with my mentors, the more they encouraged me to pursue development of the product. The availability of time along with school assignments were challenges I had to overcome while working on the product. In the future, I am looking to pursue an advanced degree in chemical or biochemical sciences/engineering and wish to develop many more innovative products,” added Nikhil.
This isn't the first time Nikhil has done something unique, earlier along with Dr.Roy Varghese of Kentucky ARH.
They have together published a paper on the potential use of yoghurt in treatment of Irritable Bowel Syndrome in IJCMR (International Journal of Contemporary Medical Research).
Nikhil Ramachandran has been mentioned in several newspapers and magazines over the past few weeks for his new product. According to recent sources , Nikhil Ramachandran plans to commercialize his product