Archive for July 16th, 2019

16/07/2019

A Short History of the High Costs of Military Air Shows

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By Gary G. Kohls, MD | Duty to Warn – TRANSCEND Media Service*

Squandering the Planet’s Increasingly Scarce Fossil Fuels for our Amusement

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Dr Gary Kohls

In 1825, long before anybody even thought about air flight, the US Navy began operations in the Pensacola, Florida area, when the federal government built a naval yard on Pensacola Bay.

90 years later, in 1914, the naval yard became home to the Navy’s first permanent air station.

Since that time, NAS (Naval Air Station) Pensacola has served as the primary training base for naval aviators and has housed the Blue Angels aerobatic programs, which will be giving 61 shows at 32 locations from March through November of 2019. The two Blue Angel shows in Duluth are scheduled for July 20 – 21, 2019.

The US Navy pilots that came back in one piece from World War II returned flush with pride for doing their part in winning the war in the Pacific.

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16/07/2019

How Much Do You Know about Small Island Nations?

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5 facts on food security and nutrition in Small Island Developing States.

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Small Island Developing States (SIDS) are a group of countries that generally share similar challenges, including susceptibility to natural disasters, limited resources and excessive dependence on international trade. ©jShep/shutterstock.com (from FAO).

16 July 2019 (FAO)* — The world is more connected than ever: economies, travel, media. Unfortunately, this also holds true for the world’s challenges. Plastic and pollution in our ocean harm the global fish supply. Water scarcity, rising sea levels, air pollution, deforestation … all of these affect the entire world.

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16/07/2019

A Relentless Battle Against Poverty and Hunger in World’s Most Populous Region

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UNITED NATIONS, Jul 15 2019 (IPS)* The world’s two most populous nations-– China and India—have been making steady progress in eradicating extreme poverty, but have fallen short in their attempts to eliminate extreme hunger, according to the Bangkok-based UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP).

Relentless-Battle_In an interview with IPS, Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana, UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Secretary of ESCAP said Asia-Pacific is on track to eradicate extreme poverty, which still afflicts 285 million people in that region, but that goal would be successful only “if current progress is maintained until 2030”.

“Both China and India are reducing extreme poverty faster than the regional average. And half the population lifted out of extreme poverty globally, since 2000, comes from China,” she said.

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16/07/2019

Over 820 Million People Suffering from Hunger; New UN Report Reveals Stubborn Realities of ‘Immense’ Global Challenge

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After nearly a decade of progress, the number of people who suffer from hunger has slowly increased over the past three years, with about one in every nine people globally suffering from hunger today, the United Nations said in a new report released on Monday [15 July 2019].

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FAO/Manan Vatsyayana | Local school children eat their meals at the Ban Bor Primary School in Xay District, Lao People’s Democratic Republic. (14 May 2019)

This fact underscores “the immense challenge” to achieving the Zero Hunger target of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030, according to the State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2019.

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16/07/2019

Baby Foods High in Sugar, Inappropriately Marketed in Europe – World Health Organizaion

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Proper nutrition for newborn babies into early childhood is key to development and good health in later life, according to the Regional Director of the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) in Europe, as she launched two new studies on Monday [15 July 2019].

© UNICEF/UNI38976/LeMoyne | For proper development and good health in later life, the World Health Organization (WHO) spells out that children should be breastfed, exclusively, for the first six months.

The studies from WHO Europe show that a high proportion of baby foods are incorrectly marketed as suitable for infants under the age of six months, when in fact much of it contains inappropriately high levels of sugar.

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