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The United States calls on Mexico to block energy investments

Three cabinet ministers have expressed to the President of the United States, Donald Trump, a request to the Mexican government for policies that prohibit private.....»»

Category: newsSource: thedailyguardian thedailyguardianJan 16th, 2021

La Jornada – Mexico respects the energy rules of T-MEC: Nahle to the United States

Mexico City. The head of the Department of Energy (SENR), Rossio Nahle Garcia, stressed on Friday that the relationship with the United States in the.....»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsJan 17th, 2021

Team USA Notebook: Sense of purpose permeates as tipoff nears

By John Schuhmann, NBA.com SHANGHAI -- The U.S. Men's National Team held their second practice in Shanghai on Friday, with one more day before they open the World Cup with a game against the Czech Republic on Sunday. It turned out to be their final pre-competition practice, because head coach Gregg Popovich canceled their session for Saturday. Once the competition starts, the U.S. will be playing every other day, with three changes of location between the first round and the semifinals (should the Americans make it there). So practice time could be somewhat limited going forward. But the games, against new and unfamiliar opponents, are arguably better opportunities to get better than practices. The first few games should come without much pressure, and maybe it's a good thing that the Americans have already been through a pressure situation in their preparation for the World Cup. It's really that time. ????? @jaytatum0 Putting the finishing touches on things ahead of ???????? #USABMNT vs ???????? Czech Republic on Sept. 1 [8:30 AM EDT/ESPN+].#USAGotGame pic.twitter.com/PcAbKyNx1f — USA Basketball (@usabasketball) August 29, 2019 No let up Of course, the U.S. lost that second exhibition game to Australia last Saturday. The Americans had issues on both ends of the floor, but really, it was their defense that really let them down, allowing 98 points on 84 Australia possessions (1.17 per). It was an exhibition, but it was the first loss by an all-NBA-player U.S. team since the semifinals of the 2006 World Championship. That's a long winning streak to see come to an end. "Obviously, it sucked in the moment," Brook Lopez said about the loss. "But it was definitely good for us, looking ahead to the World Cup." Defense is about effort and energy. And in a 40-minute game, consistent effort and energy is all the more important. "We can't take part of a game for granted and can't have our level of intensity ever drop," Lopez said. "If anything, it has to increase throughout each and every game. We relented as a group. After we beat Australia in the first game, they came out with everything they had. It showed us a little glimpse of the focus and concentration we have to have the entire time here in China." The following-day film session wasn't easy, but according to Kemba Walker, they didn't need it to figure out what went wrong. "I think we knew before we even watched film," Walker said. "It was tough, and you know, Pop can be pretty tough. We knew, and I think that's why we came out against Canada [on Monday] the way we did. It was a very humbling loss. And hopefully that [feeling] is going to get us over that hump." The win over Canada was the U.S. Team's worst offensive performance of its exhibition slate, but the overmatched Canadians scored just once on their first 10 possessions of the game (and just nine points in the first quarter). The U.S. can smother some of these lesser talented teams (like the ones they'll face in Group E). But against the best teams in the tournament (like Australia, who they could face in the quarterfinals), there has to be both effort and cohesion defensively. "They've got a very unselfish team that passes the ball very well," Lopez said. "[Andrew] Bogut, especially, is such a huge hub for them." Bogut suffered an ankle injury in Australia's exhibition loss to Germany on Wednesday, but is reportedly "probable" for their opener against Canada on Sunday. Thankful for Turner Myles Turner was one of the United States' best players over their five-game exhibition slate. Not only did he put up boxscore numbers (averaging 15.2 points and 12.7 rebounds), but the U.S. was also at its best with him on the floor, outscoring its opponents by 48 points in his 83 minutes. That Turner emerged as the go-to center was somewhat of a relief to USA Basketball managing director Jerry Colangelo, who wasn't sure what he was going to get out of his group of big men. "We were looking for someone to come out of the pack of the bigs, and he has," Colangelo said Friday. "He's had a couple of major rebounding games. He's very active. If he keeps active, he's going to get rebounds and he's going to block some shots." Colangelo wasn't totally surprised by Turner's play, though. "I had expectations that he could be [the starting center]," he said, "because I was told that he's had a great summer in terms of his personal work." Good news for the U.S., and maybe good news for the Indiana Pacers. No time to be an idiot Popovich was asked what he wants to do in his free time in China. Alas, free time is limited when you have games every other day. "There are things that I would like to do," Popovich said, "that I know that I will not have time to do, because the focus is on what we're doing here." What is it that he'd really like to do? Well, the coach is an explorer. "Mostly to get out and walk," he said, "to see neighborhoods and walk and be with nobody, not be able to speak the language, and feel like an idiot. "Just walk around, walk into a place, see what happens and see what you see. It's more fun when you're in another country and you just take off. You don't assume anything and you don't have people tell you where to go. You just see where you end up. I don't know if I'm going to have the chance to do that, so I'm going to go to restaurants at night." Action starts Saturday The U.S. plays its first game on Sunday, but the World Cup gets started on Saturday with games in Groups A, B, C and D. A couple of Saturday games - Poland vs. Venezuela in Group A and Nigeria vs. Russia in Group B - are between what look to be the second and third best teams in those groups. And because two teams from each group advance to the second round, those first-day matchups could end up determining which teams make it through. Saturday also brings the first action for Andray Blatche and the Philippines, who will face Italy (with Marco Belinelli and Danilo Gallinari) in Group D. John Schuhmann is a senior stats analyst for NBA.com. You can e-mail him here, find his archive here and follow him on Twitter. The views on this page do not necessarily reflect the views of the NBA, its clubs or Turner Broadcasting......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 31st, 2019

Private investments eyed for clean energy projects

A partnership for more investments in clean energy projects across Asia Pacific has been forged by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the United States Agency for International Development (Usaid)….READ The post Private investments eyed for clean energy projects appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJun 19th, 2019

Why was Texas, America’s energy lung, paralyzed by a blackout?

Many power plants have suffered interruptions. Photo: AFP The Cold wave That affected the southern United States More than 600,000 homes and businesses were left.....»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsFeb 19th, 2021

Mexican cattle are worried about America’s zoo

Eduardo de la Rosa Mexico City / 17.02.2021 11:03:23 After United States reclassified animal health status in bovine tuberculosis without prior review And brucellosis in.....»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsFeb 18th, 2021

This is how the advancement of the polar vortex affecting the United States and Mexico is viewed from space

In recent days, there has been talk of Low temperatures That was introduced in United State And north Mexico, That caused blackouts and snowfall; Experts.....»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsFeb 18th, 2021

La Jornada – Mexicans brought in US $ 21 billion in two years from AMLO

Mexico City. Mexican citizens and companies revealed that $ 21.88 billion had been transferred to bank accounts in the United States in the first two.....»»

Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 13th, 2021

DFA: No sea code pact without US

Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. said Monday the Philippines objected to efforts to block Western powers, including the United States, from having access to the hotly contested South China Sea under a Code of Conduct being formulated by China and Southeast Asian states......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsFeb 9th, 2021

European Union calls on the United States to work together to regulate tech giants | Economy

President of the European Commission, Ursula von der LeyenHe called on US authorities to work together to create a regulatory framework to control the power.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 3rd, 2021

Big changes coming in US energy program

THE United States under new President Joseph Biden has joined the growing world movement to combat climate change. In his first week in office, he called for a “whole-of-government approach” to achieve this end. He ordered all federal agen­cies to purchase electricity that is pollution-free, and also vehicles with zero emissions. And he directed the […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsFeb 3rd, 2021

Biden government: “We value our link with Mexico and we remain committed”

United States Secretary of State Antony Blinken said that Incoming presidential government that Biden, Is committed to bilateral relations with Mexico, Which is 200 years.....»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsJan 27th, 2021

Biden vs. Lopez, Energy and the Environment

The inauguration of Joe Biden as President of the United States was a world relief. Demagogy, populism, lies, racism, and polarization (there) are forsaken. Biden.....»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsJan 22nd, 2021

La Jornada – Promising scenario for Mexico with Joe Biden: Coparmex

Mexico City. The arrival of Joe Biden to the presidency of the United States is a promising scenario for Mexico if the right decisions are.....»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsJan 20th, 2021

Damage to Democracy, Lessons from the United States for Mexico • Forbes Mexico

The formal appointment of Joe Biden as President of the United States passes through the formal proclamation of Congress that has been formed as an.....»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsJan 8th, 2021

Phase 3 trials begin for Novavax vaccine in US, Mexico

Clinical trials to determine the safety and efficacy of a COVID-19 vaccine candidate from American biotech company Novavax have begun in the United States and Mexico, the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced Monday. .....»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsDec 29th, 2020

US blocks cotton from China& rsquo;s & lsquo;slave labor& rsquo;

The United States will block imports of cotton it says are harvested with “slave labor” in China’s Xinjiang region, authorities have announced......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsDec 3rd, 2020

Trump finally agrees to Biden transition – but still not conceding

Washington, United States—President Donald Trump came his closest yet to admitting election defeat Monday after the government agency meant to ease Joe Biden’s transition into the White House said it was finally lifting its unprecedented block on assistance. Trump acknowledged it was time for the General Services Administration to “do what needs to be done.” […] The post Trump finally agrees to Biden transition – but still not conceding appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 24th, 2020

Virus keeps borders shut

WASHINGTON (AFP) — The border closure between the United States and its two neighbors, Canada and Mexico, will be extended until 21 December due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the US secretary of homeland security announced Thursday. “In order to continue to prevent the spread of COVID, the US, Mexico, & Canada will extend the restrictions […] The post Virus keeps borders shut appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsNov 21st, 2020

US votes on Trump’s fate under threat of election turmoil

WASHINGTON (AFP) – Americans vote Tuesday in an election amounting to a referendum on Donald Trump and his uniquely brash, bruising presidency that Democratic opponent and frontrunner Joe Biden urged supporters to end, restoring “our democracy.” US President Donald Trump leaves after speaking during a Make America Great Again rally at Fayetteville Regional Airport November 2, 2020, in Fayetteville, North Carolina. – The US presidential campaign enters its final day Monday with a last-minute scramble for votes by Donald Trump and Joe Biden, drawing to a close an extraordinary race that has put a pandemic-stricken country on edge. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski / AFP) The United States is more divided and angry than at any time since the Vietnam War era of the 1970s — and fears that Trump could dispute the result of the election are only fueling those tensions. Despite an often startlingly laid-back campaign, Biden, 77, leads in almost every opinion poll, buoyed by his consistent message that America needs to restore its “soul” and get new leadership in the midst of a coronavirus pandemic that has killed more than 231,000 people. “I have a feeling we’re coming together for a big win tomorrow,” Biden said in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, a vital electoral battleground where he was joined by pop superstar Lady Gaga. “It’s time to stand up and take back our democracy.” But Trump was characteristically defiant to the end, campaigning at a frenetic pace with crowded rallies in four states on Monday, and repeating his dark, unprecedented claims for a US president that the polls risk being rigged against him. After almost non-stop speeches in a final three-day sprint, he ended up in the early hours of Tuesday in Grand Rapids, Michigan — the same place where he concluded his epic against-the-odds campaign in 2016 where he defeated apparent frontrunner Hillary Clinton. Despite the bad poll numbers, the 74-year-old Republican real estate tycoon counted on pulling off another upset. “We’re going to have another beautiful victory tomorrow,” he told the Michigan crowd, which chanted back: “We love you, we love you!” “We’re going to make history once again,” he said. Packing Trump’s bags While Tuesday is formally Election Day, in reality Americans have been voting for weeks. With a huge expansion in mail-in voting to safeguard against the Covid-19 pandemic, nearly 100 million people have already made their choice. Biden has the wind in his sails after indications that Democratic enthusiasm in the early voting may be matching the more visible energy at Trump’s impressive rallies. In one of US history’s great political gambles, Biden stuck to socially distanced gatherings with small crowds right up to the last moment, in stunning contrast to Trump’s constant, large rallies where few supporters so much as bothered with masks. But the Democrat, making his third attempt at the presidency, clearly senses that his calmer approach and strict attention to pandemic protocols is what Americans want after four tempestuous years. “It’s time for Donald Trump to pack his bags and go home,” Biden told supporters in Cleveland. “We’re done with the chaos! We’re done with the tweets, the anger, the hate, the failure, the irresponsibility.” In chilly downtown Pittsburgh, Justine Wolff said she had cast her ballot for Biden already and was cautiously hopeful he would carry Pennsylvania, which along with Florida may be the tightest of all the swing states that decide close national elections. “I hope that people have seen the writing on the wall,” said the 35-year-old nurse. “We need some kind of change because this isn’t working for anybody.” But where many early votes are believed to have been cast by Democrats, Trump’s side is hoping for a massive wave of Republican supporters voting in person on Tuesday. “Whether he wins or loses, this is history,” said Kolleen Wall, who turned out to cheer Trump in Grand Rapids. But “when you come to one of these rallies, all you think is, how could he not win?” The first polling stations opening were in two New Hampshire villages, Dixville Notch and Millsfield, starting at midnight. Most polling stations on the East Coast were to open at 6:00 am or 7:00 am (1100 or 1200 GMT). A tiny hamlet of 12 residents in the middle of the forest, near the Canadian border, Dixville Notch has traditionally voted “first in the nation” since 1960. The vote took minutes, as did the count: five votes for Biden, and none for Trump. Warning of violence Trump himself is planning to visit his campaign headquarters in Virginia on Tuesday, while Biden will travel to his birthplace of Scranton, the scrappy Pennsylvania town where Trump also visited on Monday. There are worries that if the election is close, extended legal chaos and perhaps violent unrest could ensue — not least because Trump has spent months trying to sap public trust in the voting process in a nation already bitterly divided along political fault lines. He ramped up these warnings in the final days, focusing especially on Pennsylvania’s rule allowing absentee ballots received within three days after Tuesday to be counted. In a tweet flagged with a warning label by Twitter on Monday, he said this would “allow rampant and unchecked cheating.” “It will also induce violence in the streets. Something must be done!” Trump tweeted......»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsNov 3rd, 2020

PEACETALK: Increasing Female Filipino Peacekeepers and the WPS Agenda

WASHINGTON, DC (MindaNews / 17 October) — In August, the Security Council unanimously adopted Resolution 2538 (2020), which calls upon the United Nations (UN), its 193 member states, and regional organizations to increase the number of women in military and civilian positions across all levels of peacekeeping operations. The initiative recognizes the significance of the […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsOct 17th, 2020