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* Biden Will Announce Vaccination Requirements Across Federal Government On Thursday

* Cyber Attack Hits South Africa's Port Terminals

* Ships Are Starting To Bypass SA Ports As Transnet Tells Customers And Staff Of 'Sabotage'

* San Francisco Bars Set To Require Proof Of Vaccination

* NYC Mayor: It's Time For Mandates; It's The Only Way To Protect Our People

* More Over Covid: A Drug Resistant Superbug Fungus Is Now Being Reported In Texas And Washington D.C.

* How JFK'S Nephew Became One Of FB'S Most Prolific Anti-Vax Misinformation Spreaders

* Mandatory Vaccinations In America/ Critical Federal Reserve Meeting On Inflation

* How Geospatial- Based Tech Catalyzes Smart Cities In India

* CDC Announces New Mask Guidance For Vaccinated Individuals

* South, North Korea Have Restored Once- Severed Hotline- Source

* Data Policy/ Strategic Intelligence World Economic Forum 

* Republic Of Korea/ Strategic Intelligence World Economic Forum

* About Time's Special Davos Issue

* Immunization Agenda 2030

* The 2030 Agenda As Blueprint For A Post Covid World

* Marjorie Taylor Greene Suing Speaker Pelosi Over Mask Fines 


Biden Will Announce Vaccination Requirement Across Federal Government On Thursday


 President Joe Biden will announce on Thursday a requirement that all federal employees and contractors be vaccinated against Covid-19, or be required to submit to regular testing and mitigation requirements, according to a source with direct knowledge of the matter.

The announcement will come in remarks where Biden is also expected to lay out a series of new steps, including incentives, in an attempt to spur new vaccinations as the Delta variant spreads rapidly throughout the country. It will also follow the decision by the Department of Veterans Affairs to require its frontline health care workers to be vaccinated over the course of the next two months.

Biden alluded to the looming announcement on Tuesday. Read More 





JOHANNESBURG - South Africa's state-owned logistics firm Transnet says its main port terminals have been hit by a major cyberattack, prompting it to turn to a rarely-invoked clause releasing it from liability.

In a letter to its customers, dated Monday, the company said it was declaring force majeure - a clause that prevents a party from fulfilling a contract because of external and unforeseen circumstances.

It said it had "experienced an act of cyber-attack, security intrusion and sabotage, which resulted in the disruption of... normal processes and functions." Read More





Ships Are Starting To Bypass SA Ports As Transnet Tells Customers And Staff Of ‘Sabotage’


Ships have started to bypass South African ports, and many more may now do so, after Transnet delcared force majeure at its port operations on Monday.

Container vessels that had been due to call at both Cape Town and Durban had been diverted, shipping agents said, in one case to the Port of Maputo, and in other onwards to its Asian stops, bypassing the continent entirely.

Importers – already struggling with shortages of key goods – will now have longer to wait for containers on those ships. Just how long is not yet clear; a global shipping crisis and shortage of some types of containers already has the industry overall scrambling. Those same troubles have made shipping lines allergic to delays they can not quantify. Read More



San Francisco Bars Set To Require Proof Of Vaccination


The San Francisco Bar Owner Alliance has come out in support of establishments requiring proof of vaccination to be admitted inside. Yahoo Finance's Dani Romero share show the hospitality industry could be impacted.




NYC Mayor: It’s Time For Mandates; It’s The Only Way To Protect Our People


New York City is requiring city government employees show proof of vaccination or have a weekly negative coronavirus test by the middle of September. NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio joins Morning Joe to discuss the move.




Move Over COVID: A Drug Resistant Super Bug Fungus Is Now Being Reported In Texas And Washington D.C.


Just when you thought things couldn't get any better on the global health landscape, along comes one of those pesky drug-resistant superbug fungi.

An outbreak of such a "superbug" has spread among patients in hospitals and long-term care facilities in Texas and Washington, D.C., according to CBS News. The 30 day mortality rate for the outbreaks, combined, was 30% the report said.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said late last week that the Candida auris fungus preys on people with weak immune systems and that cases were the result of person-to-person transmission. Read More 



How JFK's Nephew Became One Of Facebook's Most Prolific Anti-Vax Misinformation Spreaders


A recent report found that most Covid-19 disinformation online is spread by just 12 people - and one of them is the nephew of former President John F. Kennedy.

Robert F Kennedy Jr. cemented himself as a prominent anti-vaccine advocate well before the pandemic. But his rhetoric took on a whole new meaning when the Covid-19 pandemic took over the world in March 2020.

Here's how 67-year-old Kennedy, who is also the son of former Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy, became one of the "disinformation dozen" spreading Covid-19 conspiracy theories online. Read More 



Mandatory Vaccinations In America | Critical Federal Reserve Meeting on Inflation




How Geospatial-Based Tech Catalyzes Smart Cities In India


Geospatial technology is like Google Maps on steroids, detailing all features of buildings and infrastructure in cities, and then overlaying that with the tracking of people as they move about that infrastructure. Such ubiquitous tracking leads to digital slavery and total control over the entire system. ⁃ TN Editor

Geospatial technology is being used extensively in many development programs in India, such as Digital IndiaSmart Cities, and Clean Ganga Mission, etc. GIS serves as the foundation of almost every development program and is being used in various departments such as healthcare, disaster management, agriculture, land management, and urban development, among others. Read More 



CDC Announces New Mask Guidance For Vaccinated Individuals


CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Welensky announced the new CDC guidance for vaccinated individuals



South, North Korea Have Restored Once-Severed Hotline -Source


South and North Korea have restored hotlines that Pyongyang severed a year ago when ties deteriorated sharply, and the two countries' leaders are renewing efforts to rebuild relations, Seoul's presidential office said on Tuesday.
The decision on the hotlines was made by South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un who have exchanged multiple letters since April when they marked the third anniversary of their first summit, said Moon's press secretary, Park Soo-hyun.
North Korea's state news agency, KCNA, also said all inter-Korean communication channels resumed operation at 10 a.m. Tuesday (0100 GMT) in line with an agreement between Moon and Kim. Read More 

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About TIME’s Special Davos Issue


As a relative youngster among legacy publications like the Wall Street Journal (1889) and the New York Times (1851), 96-year-old TIME wasn’t around to cover the first or second industrial revolutions, in which steam and then electricity transformed the world’s economies. But we were early to the third, the one led by microchips and software, and stayed on it for half a century, perhaps most famously in a piece (written, ironically, on a 15-year-old Royal 440 typewriter) that named the computer “Machine of the Year” for 1982 and heralded the dawn of a new era. Read More 



Immunization Agenda 2030: A Global Strategy To Leave No One Behind


Immunization is a global health and development success story, saving millions of lives every year. We now have vaccines to prevent more than 20 life-threatening diseases, helping people of all ages live longer, healthier lives. Immunization is the foundation of the primary health care system and an indisputable human right. It’s also one of the best health investments money can buy. Yet despite tremendous progress, far too many people around the world – including nearly 20 million infants each year – have insufficient access to vaccines. In some countries, progress has stalled or even reversed, and there is a real risk that complacency will undermine past achievements. Read More 



The 2030 Agenda as Blueprint for a Post-COVID World


As we mark the fifth anniversary of the adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the best celebration of this landmark agreement will be to place it at the center of efforts to design sustainable solutions and build back better. The 2030 Agenda provides the blueprint we need, and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) identify ways in which the global community can collaborate to achieve the interconnected social, economic, and environmental challenges we now face.

We are not starting from a strong place, however. The SDG Summit in September 2019 called progress to date insufficient, and analyses pointed to stagnation in efforts to address SDG 2 (zero hunger), SDG 13 (climate action) and SDG 10 (reducing inequalities).[1] The COVID-19 pandemic has added further challenges for making progress on the SDGs. Poverty, hunger, and inequalities have increased around the world. Economic growth has also moved in reverse. Read More 



Marjorie Taylor Greene SUING Speaker Pelosi Over Mask Fines


Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene announced that she was suing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi over the mask fines.