Delhi remains engulfed in toxic smog; schools shut, entry of trucks banned – WION

India’s capital Delhi and the surrounding areas meanwhile continue to battle the toxic smog blanket that has engulfed the region. In the latest effort to reduce air pollution, the commission for air quality management has issued a slew of orders to combat the situation.

Pumps run dry at gas stations in Britain

Petrol stations run dry in major British cities Trucker shortage strains British economy Germany’s Scholz: we told UK not to Brexit Health workers should get priority, medics union says Gas station pumps ran dry in major British cities on Monday and vendors rationed sales as a shortage of truckers strained supply chains to breaking pointContinue reading “Pumps run dry at gas stations in Britain”

Ford, Carter, and the Economic Malaise: Crash Course US History #42

In which John Green teaches you about the economic malaise that beset the United States in the 1970s. A sort of perfect storm of events, it combined the continuing decline of America’s manufacturing base and the oil shocks of 1973 and 1979, and brought about an stagnant economy, paired with high inflation. Economists with aContinue reading “Ford, Carter, and the Economic Malaise: Crash Course US History #42”

The Market Revolution: Crash Course US History #12

In which John Green teaches you about the Market Revolution. In the first half of the 19th century, the way people lived and worked in the United States changed drastically. At play was the classic (if anything in a 30 year old nation can be called classic) American struggle between the Jeffersonian ideal of individualsContinue reading “The Market Revolution: Crash Course US History #12”

‘Cyber-attack’ hits Iran’s transport ministry and railways

Message boards in train stations show cancellations though rail operator denies disruptions Websites of Iran’s transport and urbanisation ministry went out of service on Saturday after a “cyber-disruption” in computer systems, the official IRNA news agency reported. On Friday, Iran’s railways also appeared to come under cyber-attack, with messages about alleged train delays or cancellationsContinue reading “‘Cyber-attack’ hits Iran’s transport ministry and railways”

How Elaine Chao Used Her Cabinet Post To Help Her Family Make Millions

Buried Report Catalogues Trump Transportation Department Support of Shipping Business; Barr Refused to Prosecute In January 2017, upon confirmation as secretary of the Department of Transportation, Elaine Chao committed to separating herself from her family’s shipping interests. Looking back, it’s clear she didn’t. During the Trump administration, itself awash with emoluments and ethics concerns, Chao’s ability toContinue reading “How Elaine Chao Used Her Cabinet Post To Help Her Family Make Millions”

Las Vegas, Nashville, Phoenix and more: Amtrak would expand, connect new cities under Joe Biden’s infrastructure plan

How about a train ride from Nashville, Tennessee, to Atlanta, Phoenix to Southern California, or Louisville, Kentucky, to Indianapolis? Amtrak late Wednesday released a proposed map of new and expanded service if it can land the $80 billion President Joe Biden proposed for the rail service as part of his American Jobs Plan, a massive $2 trillion plan to rebuild the nation’s aging infrastructure. Amtrak’s visionContinue reading “Las Vegas, Nashville, Phoenix and more: Amtrak would expand, connect new cities under Joe Biden’s infrastructure plan”

Ethics Report Finds Elaine Chao Used Trump Cabinet Post to Promote Family Interests

The inspector generals are coming for Trump World! For an administration with a historic aversion to ethics and the propriety of public service, there has been a lot for these internal governmental watchdogs to dig in to. On Wednesday, the inspector general at the lowly old Transportation Department, perhaps the least glamorous of all theContinue reading “Ethics Report Finds Elaine Chao Used Trump Cabinet Post to Promote Family Interests”

Biden renews ‘Quad’ with allies despite Beijing pressure

The United States announced talks for Thursday with Australia, India and Japan, with President Joe Biden renewing the alliance of the so-called “Quad” in defiance of warnings from China. The State Department said that Secretary of State Antony Blinken will speak virtually with the foreign ministers of the three nations, with the Covid-19 pandemic andContinue reading “Biden renews ‘Quad’ with allies despite Beijing pressure”

Pete Buttigieg Wants The U.S. To Lead The World In High-Speed Rail

The transportation secretary said there is no reason America has to “settle for less” when it comes to public transportation. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg said in an interview with MSNBC on Thursday that he hopes the United States will one day be a global leader in high-speed rail. Speaking with MSNBC’s Joy Reid, Buttigieg saidContinue reading “Pete Buttigieg Wants The U.S. To Lead The World In High-Speed Rail”

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