Posts Tagged ‘milestone’

Coronavirus Pandemic Hits New Milestone: 4 Million Dead

The global death toll from COVID-19 eclipsed 4 million Wednesday as the crisis increasingly becomes a race between the vaccine and the highly contagious delta variant. The tally of lives lost over the past year and a half, as compiled from official sources by Johns Hopkins University, is about equal to the number of people […]

The Covid Milestone

We are more than a year and half into the pandemic and this momentous time period has laid bare our vulnerabilities as a global society. The way coronavirus disease has been fought, has brought an enormous shift in our lives. Pandemic protocols, restrictions and lockdowns gave us a glimpse of the world suspended in time. […]

U.S. coronavirus death toll passes another grim milestone

TEHRAN– Deaths from COVID-19 in the United States have surpassed 600,000. The country has the highest fatality rate from the virus in the world and the latest figure is a stark reminder that despite a vaccine rollout, the disease is far from over in America. The U.S. also has the highest infection rate in the […]

‘Milestone’ in indigenous defense capabilities: Taiwan launches 10,000-ton amphibious transport ship

A bottle-throwing ceremony marked the launch of Taiwan’s domestically developed ‘Yushan’ vessel, the navy’s 10,000-ton-class amphibious transport ship, which will enter service in 2022. Speaking on Tuesday, President Tsai Ing-wen hailed the “milestone” in the country’s indigenous warship building plans as the amphibious transport vessel was launched. “I believe that this ship will certainly strengthen […]

COVID-19: South Asia passes the grisly milestone of 15 million cases

Coronavirus infections in the South Asia has surpassed the grim milestone of 15 million on Saturday, a Reuters tally shows. The surge is led by India’s record daily infections and vaccine shortages. South Asia — India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Bhutan, Nepal, Maldives, and Sri Lanka — accounts for 11% of global cases and almost 6% of […]

Milestone reached in establishment of home for Righteous Among the Nations

A home for Righteous Among the Nations has been purchased in Belarus after over $30,000 was raised by the From the Depths organization in recent weeks, the organization announced on Thursday. The fundraising began after Righteous Among the Nations, Lyubov Volchek, was found living in a crumbling house in Hlusk, a small town in central […]

Israel nears grim milestone of 4,000 coronavirus deaths

Israel on Sunday neared the grim milestone of 4,000 coronavirus deaths since the start of the pandemic. The Jewish state recorded its first coronavirus death in late March. The death toll passed 1,000 in early September, with fatalities in the country then swiftly doubling by mid-October. On December 14, the number of COVID-19 deaths hit […]

Palestinians pass grim milestone of 100,000 COVID-19 cases, as Gaza’s hospitals near capacity

The latest: 108,280 Palestinians tested positive for COVID-19; 82,809 recoveries; 890 deaths Of those who tested positive, 70,865 live in the West Bank, 23,811 live in Gaza; 13,604 live in East Jerusalem 342,101 Israelis tested positive for COVID-19; 327,162 recoveries; 2,896 deaths Palestinians surpassed a grim milestone this week with more than 100,000 confirmed COVID-19 […]

Milestone 50th Dialogue with Uniting Church

Browse > Home / News / Milestone 50th Dialogue with Uniting Church November 27, 2020 by J-Wire Newsdesk Read on for article The National Dialogue of The Uniting Church in Australia and the Executive Council of Australian Jewry met for the 50th time this week.  The Dialogue began in 1991, as a result of tension between […]

A Milestone For South African Shack Dwellers Movement

Abahlali baseMjondolo celebrates 15 years of revolutionary struggle for land, housing and dignity. “South Africa’s largest and most vibrant social movement has emerged through poverty, hardship, death and also tremendous courage.” The shack dwellers’ movement of South Africa marked 15 years of struggle for land, housing and dignity on October 4. It held a seminar, […]

Apple reaches $2 trillion milestone as tech fortunes soar during coronavirus pandemic

Apple has become the first US company to boast a market value of $2 trillion (€1.7 trillion) as technology continues to reshape the world and people’s lives. The iPhone maker reached the milestone in Wednesday’s early stock market trading when its shares surpassed $467.77 (€394.87). The stock later backtracked, but it didn’t diminish a remarkable […]

‘Disturbing milestone’: Just 12 US billionaires now own more than $1 trillion in combined wealth

New research published Monday by the Institute for Policy Studies shows that the dozen richest American billionaires now collectively own more than $1 trillion in wealth, a finding one analyst described as “a disturbing milestone in the U.S. history of concentrated wealth and power.” According to IPS, a progressive think tank, the 12 top U.S. billionaires have […]

Restoration Of Net Neutrality Rules Hits Key Milestone In Senate

Restoration Of Net Neutrality Rules Hits Key Milestone In Senate Above Photo: US Capitol Building in Washington, DC. Getty | Tetra Images | Henryk Sadura Note: On January 9th, Senator Ed Markey reports that 43 senators have signed on to co-sponsor the CRA vote to block the FCC’s rule undermining net neutrality and pass a Resolution of […]

Census 2016: Milestone Passed as Australia Becomes more Asian, less European

Australians born of Australian parents will soon be a minority.  The census shows Australia reached a “tipping point” in 2016 where only slightly more than half its residents had two Australian-born parents. The long-term low of 50.7 per cent is a step down from 54 per cent in 2011 and 57 per cent in 2006. […]

‘Pale orange dot’: Early Earth’s haze may give clue to habitability elsewhere in space

An artistic conception of the early Earth, showing a surface pummeled by large impact, resulting in extrusion of deep seated magma onto the surface. At the same time, distal portion of the surface could have retained liquid water. Credit: Simone Marchi An atmospheric haze around a faraway planet—like the one which probably shrouded and cooled the […]

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