“(During previous outbreaks) they had a number of legal revenue streams that are now prohibited by sanctions. Tourism was small. Now, tourism is a much bigger industry and their last major nonsanctioned sector. So shutting down the border will have a relatively higher impact,” he said. … [Read more...] about Virus-Related Tourism Ban Could Hurt North Korea’s Economy
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Western Isles Council closed all schools and nurseries to pupils as a precaution for the day, though schools are open for staff who are expected to attend "when they deem it safe to do so". … [Read more...] about Schools forced to close and ferries cancelled as Storm Brendan rips through Scotland
Deeply saddened to learn of the death of 3 people in the crash of a C130 fire fighting aircraft, north east of Cooma in NSW earlier today. My deepest condolences to the loved ones, friends and colleagues of those who have lost their lives. Such a terrible tragedy. … [Read more...] about Three US fireys killed in tanker crash
Because forecasts change by the person or entity doing the forecast, it’s hard to apply an individual metric to create a tangible answer as to which city in Colorado has the most unpredictable weather. But, subjectively, many local meteorologists believe that many Colorado cities are home to some of the most unpredictable weather in the country. Simply put, there are several components of Colorado’s weather that make it one of the more difficult places to forecast in the United States, and not all of them can be measured. … [Read more...] about Which cities in Colorado have the most unpredictable weather?
By Navneet Damani Crude oil prices have remained stable as traders cheered the prospects for an increase in global demand in the wake of easing tensions between the US and China and the Senate approval for NAFTA. Reports emerged on Saturday that Libya’s National Oil Corp had declared force majeure on oil exports from five ports — Brega, Zueitina, Ras Lanuf, Hariga and Sidra, under the control of renegade general Khalifa Hafta. A military strongman trying to seize political power in Libya, Haftar halted oil shipments at five ports to gain leverage ahead of peace talks in Berlin on Sunday. It is estimated that at least 800,000 bpd of supplies out of Libya had been disrupted. The oil-rich North African state had steadily pumped 1.3 mbpd before that. The dramatic move came as Germany and the United Nations tried to persuade Haftar and his foreign backers at the Berlin summit on Sunday to halt his nine-month campaign to take Tripoli. Trade war Concerns remain as there are … [Read more...] about Crude oil outlook bearish, weak demand a big worry