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“The coronavirus pandemic’s toll on the nation’s economy became emphatically clearer Thursday,” the New York Times wrote July 30, “as the government detailed the most devastating three-month collapse on record, which wiped away nearly five years of growth.”Specifically, the gross domestic product, “the broadest measure of goods and services produced,” fell 9.5% in the second quarter of 2020, according to the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Economic Analysis. This translates to an annual rate of decline of 32.9% — the biggest since the bureau began tracking the GDP. In the first quarter of this year the GDP dropped 5%, breaking a five-year growth spurt.Other capitalist economies, including France and Germany, experienced a similar collapse.The Times would have us believe the downturn was entirely due to the coronavirus — wholly independent of the organic workings of the capitalist system. However, socialist China, where the virus was first discovered, is experiencing a strong economic recovery, after a smaller drop — 6.8% — in the GDP during the country’s lockdown in the first quarter. This raises questions the Times is clearly avoiding. For one, why are capitalist economies so much more vulnerable to the pressure of the pandemic? And is the economic crisis caused entirely by the pandemic? Or is capitalist overproduction at play here?There were signs of a recession in early 2020 even before the coronavirus had an impact on the U.S. economy. These included an oil glut, a decline in manufacturing activity and a slump in retail sales. General Motors had closed plants in Michigan and Ohio as well as in Ontario, Canada.What the Times won’t sayWhen workers receive wages, they are only partially compensated for the value they produce. What Karl Marx called “surplus value” is pocketed by the boss in the form of profit. Crises of overproduction — recessions, which often become depressions — are an inevitable, cyclical feature of capitalism. They occur when the working class produces more goods and services than the capitalist class is able to sell for profit.Crises of overproduction have caused tremendous suffering for the working class — the only class that creates value — and especially for the most oppressed. Now capitalism is at a dead end; the normal cycles of “boom and bust” are operating in the context of a permanent systemic crisis. We have seen the phenomenon of the “jobless recovery” as technology is used to generate more value with fewer and fewer workers.Under capitalism, profits come before human needs. Even health care, a basic right, is dominated by for-profit pharmaceuticals, insurance companies and private care providers. No wonder COVID-19 has been so devastating in the capitalist U.S. — from the nearly 160,000 who have died as of Aug. 4 to the tens of millions of unemployed and their families. Many are still waiting for jobless benefits, which have now been cut as provisions of the CARES Act expire.The loss of benefits will further drive down purchasing power and with it the GDP. Millions of jobs are not likely to come back, regardless of when a vaccine is developed or the pandemic is under control. The recession, in the making since before COVID-19 hit, has morphed into an economic catastrophe on top of a public health nightmare.But not everyone is suffering. The filthy rich are getting richer, including the owners of Apple, Facebook, Alphabet (owner of Google) and Microsoft. Amazon’s earnings doubled while the company took away workers’ “hazard pay.”Capitalist mouthpieces like the Times don’t want workers to see beyond the coronavirus’s impact. Their job is to suppress class truth. But more and more workers and oppressed people are realizing that mass unemployment, the genocidal impact of the coronavirus, racist police violence and capitalist exploitation are all connected.This rotten system must be overthrown!FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
Print Advertisement SHE had a heart of gold, but Louise ‘Bubu’ Casey’s death on one of the main streets of the city is a damning indictment of the system and its failures to address the homeless crisis in Limerick.Those were the sentiments of coroner John McNamara at the inquest of the 31 year-old Limerick woman who was found dead last year outside the disused basement of a house in Catherine Street where she often slept rough.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up After hearing the evidence at Wednesday’s inquest, Mr McNamara said it was “horrendous that Ms Casey was found dead on a main street in the city. It is a damning indictment of the system that this happens to someone at the coalface.“It brings home how real this is”, Mr McNamara said.Her relatives told the court that number of days prior to her death, Ms Casey was “put out of McGarry House”, where she had been for over six years.“She wasn’t without her demons or sins, but we were never told why she was put out as she had been there for six years. We still don’t know why.”The late Louise Casey had a heart of gold, her family told the 31-year-old’s inquest in Limerick Ms Casey’s inquest heard that at 11.25am on November 8, 2016, Garda John Mulcahy of Henry Street Garda Station was asked by the National Ambulance Service to go to 53 Catherine Street.Ms Casey had been found lying face down and unresponsive in an outdoor basement area often used by homeless people to sleep rough.She was last seen alive two days before her body was found.“She often helped me find a bed and was a good friend. We would meet up two or three times a week and I last saw her at the soup run on the Sunday before and we went to McGarry house”, Francis Goggin recalled in a deposition read out to the court.Mr Goggin said that he left Louise around 10pm as he was sure she was getting a bed. That was the last time he saw her alive.“Bubu was a lovely person,” he told the court.On Tuesday November 8, Ger Curtin, went to the basement area at 53 Catherine Street looking for another homeless man, but found Ms Casey. He had seen he in the same position the day before. He contacted the ambulance service but Ms casey had already died.Medical evidence concluded that Ms Carey was of relative good health, had trace amounts of several drugs in her system but it was the combined effects that proved fatal.Pathologist Olubunmi Ipadeola said that Ms Casey death was due to cardio respiratory failure secondary to a drug overdose.Members of Ms Casey’s family who were present at the inquest recalled how “she had a heart of gold and often put people before herself.“She had a life of tragedy though, buried two children and her father and just tragedy after tragedy,” one relative said while Ms Casey’s sister said that “people could always rely on her in a crisis”.However, when they questioned why she had been “put out of McGarry House,” Mr McNamara said that was beyond the scope of the inquest.“The housing crisis in Limerick is appalling and to think that in 2017 you could wake up to a phone call telling you your sister was found dead on the street is horrible,” Ms Casey’s sister said.A verdict of misadventure was recorded.See more local news here. Facebook Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash The late Louise Casey Email WhatsApp Linkedin Twitter Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” TAGSfeaturedGardaíhomelesshomelessnesslimerickLimerick coroner’s courtLouise Bubu Casey RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Previous articleLimerick Council requested to carry out fire safety reviewsNext articleLimerick is worst for crammed classrooms Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie NewsBubu’s death is a damning indictment of systematic failures of homelessBy Staff Reporter – July 19, 2017 1887 WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live
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— Cleveland Police Dogs (@ClevePol_Dogs) January 1, 2019Ok guys come to Texas and try a hot @ShipleyDo_Nuts! I promise it will get rid of the donut blues! Happy New Year to you all. All the best in 2019 and be safe. #RelationalPolicing— Chief Art Acevedo (@ArtAcevedo) January 1, 2019The news even made its way across the Atlantic.We feel your loss. We donut know what else to say. — UK Police (@UKPolice) January 1, 2019The UK sends it’s sympathies.We are so sorry. I’m arranging the sending out of donut parcels to you in this time of trauma. We are with you guys. We are soooooo (extra emphasis) sorry.— Sgt Harry Tangye (@DC_ARVSgt) January 1, 2019*D’oh (nut) pic.twitter.com/T3t48W6Rll— Polizei Magdeburg (@Polizei_MD) January 2, 2019On Wednesday, Lexington Police Officers got their source of sugar rushes back after the doughnut company, which is heralded in the South, offered to send doughnuts their way, Fox Lexington affiliate WDKY-TV reported. We’re thinking of you during this difficult time…and have more doughnuts on the way! https://t.co/9hPDMieFa1— Krispy Kreme (@krispykreme) January 1, 2019Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. KathyDewar/iStock(LEXINGTON, Ky.) — There’s no use crying over spilled milk, but a burned-out doughnut truck sent law enforcement officers all over the world into a tizzy of sadness.On New Year’s Eve, the Lexington Police Department in Kentucky posted a photo of a Krispy Kreme truck covered in soot and burn marks, writing, “No words,” with a crying emoji.The truck caught fire Monday afternoon and was fully engulfed in flames by the time first responders arrived, Lexington ABC affiliate WTVQ-TV reported.Physically, there were no injuries, but police officers around the globe empathized with the emotional toll the loss took on the Lexington Police Department, offering condolences and assistance to their law enforcement brothers and sisters.The South Dakota Highway Patrol replied with a photo of a Krispy Kreme truck overturned in the snow.We feel your pain up here is South Dakota. #BuckleUp Call if you need to talk. pic.twitter.com/1AziYa9Dlw— SD Highway Patrol (@SDHighwayPatrol) January 2, 2019The New York Police Department responded with a photo of two of its helicopter operators, saying they were on their way to them with sprinkle-covered pastries.Hang tight, we are sending backup forthwith, and these guys came prepared. We hope you like sprinkles. pic.twitter.com/S2WIY2ZR38— NYPD NEWS (@NYPDnews) January 1, 2019So tragic, we feel your pain.— NYPD 9th Precinct (@NYPD9Pct) January 1, 2019Some police departments used memes and GIFs to express their shock and dismay.pic.twitter.com/907nD6s04F— Oxford Police Dept (@OxfordPolice) December 31, 2018All the feels pic.twitter.com/e6fVII1zm0— Pittsburg Police, CA (@PittsburgPD) January 1, 2019The Colorado State Patrol warned officers in Lexington to stay away from brownies.Come to the Rockies. Break (glazed) bread with us at our table. Console yourselves. And, uhh…avoid the brownies, mmkay? — CSP Public Affairs (@CSP_News) January 2, 2019Officers in the Windy City and beyond also sent their condolences.Condolences from Chicago — Chicago PD 14th Dist (@ChicagoCAPS14) January 1, 2019Our thought are with our brothers and sisters in Kentucky during this difficult time. @lexkypolice please know we are here for you. If you’re ever out this way we would love to treat you to some Boston Creams !! https://t.co/EjMZjwQFoE— Stoughton Police (@StoughtonPD) January 1, 2019
ABC News(NEW YORK) — The Kentucky doctor seen in a viral video being forcibly removed off an United Airlines flight has spoken publicly for the first time since the 2017 incident, telling ABC News that while the ordeal caused distress for him and his family, he doesn’t regret standing his ground because it caused the airline to take a closer look at its policies.On April 9, 2017, David Dao was traveling from Chicago O’Hare International Airport to Louisville, Kentucky, on United Airlines Flight 3411 and already was in his seat with his seat belt fastened when an airline employee informed him that he would need to deplane because the flight was overbooked, he told ABC News.Fellow passengers took cellphone videos of a bloodied Dao being dragged off the plane.Even months after the incident, Dao found the video hard to watch.“I just cried,” he said.Dao said he stood his ground and refused to get off the plane because he felt he was being discriminated against and was trying to get back to Kentucky to oversee the opening of a clinic he founded for U.S. veterans. He and his wife started the clinic as a way to thank American servicemen and women, because he was plucked out of ocean waters by the U.S. Navy as he fled communism in his home country of Vietnam about 44 years ago, he said.He said while in his seat, belt still fastened, he was on the phone with a friend, asking for advice on whether he should get up, when the next thing he knew, he was being pulled from his seat. He doesn’t remember anything after he bumped his head on a low ceiling.“After that, to be honest, I don’t know what happened,” he said, adding that he heard a “big noise” and later woke up in the hospital with a trauma team surrounding him.The first few months were “horrible,” he said. He suffered a concussion, lacerations to his mouth and nose, and several of his teeth were knocked out, he said. He was put on suicide watch by hospital staff and later spent months learning to walk again, he said. Dao relied on his faith during his recovery, he said, adding that he made a promise to God that if he got better, he would devote his time to charity work. Since then, he has helped residents in Texas displaced by Hurricane Harvey and traveled to Vietnam and Cambodia to help install solar power in villages with no electricity, he said. Even in the Far East, people knew his story, he said.One elderly man approached him and asked, “You the one on airplane?” Dao said.“That touched me,” the doctor said, holding back tears.Dao still struggles with issues sleeping and with his concentration and balance, he said. While he’d run more than 20 marathons before the incident, now he can only do about 3 miles — with at least one of them by walking, he added.While United’s initial statement labeled Dao as “belligerent,” the airline later apologized, vowing to conduct a “thorough review” of the “truly horrific event.”Oscar Munoz, the CEO of United Airlines, said he felt “shame” when he saw the video.“This will never happen again,” Munoz told ABC News’ Good Morning America in an interview three days after the incident. “We are not going to put a law enforcement official onto a plane to take them off … to remove a booked, paid, seated passenger. We can’t do that.” When asked whether United should have done anything differently, Dao said the airline employees could have explained their reasoning for booting him from the flight “nicely” and “reasonably.”“That makes a difference,” he said.Still, the retired doctor said his ordeal actually was “positive” because the airline was willing to take a hard look at its policies and change them.“Everything happens with a reason,” he said.Weeks after the incident, the airline offered Dao a settlement that his attorney at the time, Thomas A. Demetrio, described as “amicable,” which Dao accepted. The settlement included a provision that the amount offered remain confidential.Dao said he decided to speak publicly for the first time to thank his supporters all over the world.United Airlines issued a statement to ABC News, saying the changes they’ve implemented since the incident “better serve out customers and further empower our employees.”“Flight 3411 was a defining moment for United Airlines and it is our responsibility to make sure we as a company and all of our 90,000 employees continue to learn from that experience. The changes we have implemented since that incident better serve our customers and further empower our employees,” according to the statement from United Airlines. “This year, we are focused more than ever on our commitment to our customers, looking at every aspect of our business to ensure that we keep their best interests at the center of everything that we do. As our CEO Oscar Munoz has said, we at United never want anyone in the United family to forget the experience of Flight 3411. It makes us a better airline, a more caring company and a stronger team.”Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
High-time resolution conjugate SuperDARN radar observations of the dayside convection response to changes in IMF By
We present data from conjugate SuperDARN radars describing the high-latitude ionosphere’s response to changes in the direction of IMF By during a period of steady IMF Bz southward and Bx positive. During this interval, the radars were operating in a special mode which gave high-time resolution data (30 s sampling period) on three adjacent beams with a full scan every 3 min. The location of the radars around magnetic local noon at the time of the event allowed detailed observations of the variations in the ionospheric convection patterns close to the cusp region as IMF By varied. A significant time delay was observed in the ionospheric response to the IMF By changes between the two hemispheres. This is explained as being partially a consequence of the location of the dominant merging region on the magnetopause, which is ~8-12RE closer to the northern ionosphere than to the southern ionosphere (along the magnetic field line) due to the dipole tilt of the magnetosphere and the orientation of the IMF. This interpretation supports the anti-parallel merging hypothesis and highlights the importance of the IMF Bx component in solar wind-magnetosphere coupling.
May 12, 2020 /Sports News – National Kansas City Chiefs’ Laurent Duvernay-Tardif helps fight coronavirus Beau Lund Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailMark Brown/Getty ImagesBy NICK COULSON, JENNIFER PEREIRA and ANGELINE JANE BERNABE, ABC News(NEW YORK) — Laurent Duvernay-Tardif is known as an offensive lineman for the Kansas City Chiefs, but the NFL Player has swapped his football jersey for scrubs to help out on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic. Laurent, who is the only active NFL player with a doctorate in medicine, rushed back to Quebec, his hometown, just weeks after he and his team took home the Super Bowl title, to help at a long term care facility. “We were put in isolation for 14 days. And during that time, I was kind of like trying to figure out, like how can I help?” Laurent told ABC News’ Good Morning America.At the long term care facility, Tardif does a little bit of everything as an orderly and has been working three to four shifts a week.“So far, I’ve been assigned to administration of medication in the morning,” he said. “I try to do a little bit of like caring, but not necessarily treating people — just spending time with them.”On top of his time as a health care worker, Laurent is also still virtually training with the Chiefs, who have been supportive of his work. “We’re in a really competitive business. And for them to realize that, you know what’s happening right now and the opportunity I have to contribute and help is bigger than, you know, one virtual workout that I might be missing. I think it’s huge,” he said of his team.“I want to be positive,” he added. “I want to play at a stadium in front of 80,000 people. The reality is I don’t know what’s going to happen. And we still don’t know enough about the disease and how it’s going to be in order to make a call.”Laurent, who has no intention of quitting football, said that whenever football returns, he’ll be ready to protect his teammates — including the Chiefs’ new draft pick, running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire, who is also French-Canadian, just like him. “I heard he might be speaking French so I’m really excited we’re going to do some trash talking in French on the sidelines,” he joked. “We’re going to be unstoppable.” Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
View post tag: Ukraine View post tag: Senior View post tag: News by topic December 6, 2012 View post tag: Naval Order of Black Sea Fleet (BSF) Commander Rear Admiral Alexander Fedotenkov was read in festive atmosphere; senior seaman…[mappress]Source: Russian Navy, December 06, 2012; Image: Flot Ukraine: Senior BSF Seaman Awarded for Saving Civilian Life Share this article View post tag: Awarded View post tag: Civilian View post tag: BSF View post tag: Seaman View post tag: Saving Authorities View post tag: life View post tag: Navy Back to overview,Home naval-today Ukraine: Senior BSF Seaman Awarded for Saving Civilian Life