http://www.theguardian.com/business/2023/feb/03/worlds-biggest-investment-fund-warns-directors-to-tackle-climate-crisis-or-face-sack Carine Smith Ihenacho, the chief governance and compliance officer of Norges Bank Investment Management, which manages more than 13tn Norwegian kroner (£1tn) on behalf of the Norwegian people, said the fund was preparing to vote against the re-election of at least 80 company boards for failing to set or hit environmental or social targets. … More TheVoiceOfJoyce Norway’s sovereign fund, empowered by the Norwegian government and people, are cracking down on Corporations in their $13 Trillion ( approximately) portfolio. They will force the re election of 80 Boards for non compliance with environmental goals. Additionally, the Sovereign Fund will request a written plan for every corporation, showing their path to Zero carbon emissions. The Norwegian Sovereign Wealth Fund got its money by taxing oil and gas producers, licensing fees for extraction and by Nationalizing Equinor, enabling the Fund to collect its dividends and interests. With so much cash at their disposal, Norway is stepping up help to the Ukrainian people, too!
http://www.theguardian.com/world/ng-interactive/2023/feb/06/ukrainians-endure-grim-winter-as-russia-destroys-infrastructure-in-maps Achille Després, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) spokesperson in Ukraine, said: “Attacks against civilian infrastructure have left millions facing the coldest nights of the year with limited heat, electricity and water. This makes basic activities like cooking, drinking clean water and staying warm extremely challenging. “Communities close to the frontline and … More TheVoiceOfJoyce The Ukrainian population has suffered from the destruction of their homes and infrastructure. Many are without food, water. It’s a humanitarian crisis and can be seen on the interactive maps provided. No wonder the fighting is fierce and deadlocked, troops are fighting in sub zero weather. The Russians are not entrenched, though 800,000 Ukrainians have been displaced, they remain resilient. Too bad, so much manpower must be lost, humanitarian aid is impossible, because one man has decided, Ukraine belongs to Russia. Why must man create non existent disasters, when the World is whipped by new tragedies daily?
http://www.theguardian.com/world/live/2023/feb/06/turkey-earthquake-2023-live-updates-quake-tremor-latest-news It’s harder for the rescue teams to get in there to extract people…Buildings that may have sustained some damage but remain functional can then get another insult and they can collapse. Last Updated: 08:06 Monday, 06 February 2023 26m ago Rescue workers search for survivors under the rubble following an earthquake in Diyarbakir, Turkey. … More TheVoiceOfJoyce A 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck the border between Turkey and Syria. The area housing Syrian refugees was demolished. Israel has been asked for aid, along with other Nations in the region. The 2 nd wave hit at 7.5 magnitude and was felt as far away as Egypt and Cypress. Many have died. This was the worst quake since 1939. Condolences.
http://www.theguardian.com/science/2023/feb/05/bright-sparks-could-bioelectricity-make-us-smarter-and-healthier Call it the “electrome”. The identification of the genome and microbiome proved crucial steps to understanding the full complexity of biology, but some scientists think it’s now time to plot the outlines of the electrome: the electrical dimensions and properties of cells, the tissues they collaborate to form, and the electrical forces that are … More TheVoiceOfJoyce Is bio electricity the new frontier of the 21 st Century? It’s a beginning. Our cells are charged particles that communicate with each other. In Defense, the brain is stimulated electrically for greater focus and accuracy. In cancer cells , an electric current , can disrupt their ability to metastasize. In Parkinson’s, two thin wires, inserted in the brain, slows the disease’s progression. Bio electricity is in its nascent form, all potential. Further experimentation is required to determine our understanding of body electrical impulses. How do cells communicate? How does bio electrical impulses give shape to our formation? We know heart muscle can trigger synchronous behavior when placed next to stem cells; they’ll all beat in unison, as one.
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2023/feb/05/russia-ukraine-war-at-a-glance-what-we-know-on-day-347-of-the-invasion Ukraine has introduced emergency energy shutdowns in Odesa after a “technological accident” at a high-voltage electricity substation, which has previously been damaged by Russian attacks. Half a million people are without power and officials have warned repairs could take weeks. The government said it would appeal to Turkey for help and ordered the energy … More TheVoiceOfJoyce Day 347 and brutal fighting continues in the East. Bakhmut and other villages in the Donbas have not become Russian territory. Odessa, a city of 500,000 is without power after a technical failure occurred after Russian bombing. It will take weeks to restore. Mariupol has 30,000 Russian troops embedded there and the surrounding villages. Russia has committed War crimes. Will there be justice for Ukraine? Ukrainians have been trained on theLeopards and are ready for the counteroffensive.
http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2023/feb/04/dreamers-daca-program-under-threat Many of the almost 600,000 current Dreamers are essential workers who have supported the nation’s classrooms and hospitals throughout the Covid-19 pandemic. They are also sports stars, award-winning journalists and academics, or successful in countless other walks of life. Dreamers pump billions into the US economy and, according to the progressive thinktank the Center … More TheVoiceOfJoyce Since 2001, unaccompanied minors were allowed legally to enter our Country. They were known as the Dreamers or DACA kids. They’re educated, front line workers and contribute $10 Billion in taxes to the economy. Additionally, they were paying $495 each year to renew their status in our Country. They were promised a path to citizenship. Now, once again, 9 Republican States have asked the courts to rescind the Dream Act, making these hard working adults, eligible for deportation to their alien home countries. They’ll be separated from their families once again. What is their crime? They were born into poverty in Latin American Countries. Now they’re degrees adults with their own families. They deserve a path to citizenship. Everyone should stand with the dreamers, they deserve our respect and gratitude, not the boot!
http://www.theguardian.com/world/live/2023/feb/04/russia-ukraine-war-live-germany-has-ample-evidence-of-war-crimes-in-ukraine-says-top-prosecutor More than 130,000 Russian soldiers have been killed in battle since their invasion, according to Ukrainian statistics. They say another 720 were killed on Friday, bringing the total to 130,590. Ukrainian forces took out another six armoured personnel vehicles, three tanks and three anti-aircraft systems. The figures, published by the general staff of the … More TheVoiceOfJoyce For the last 8 months Russia has not controlled the territory it annexed. When Zelensky receives the weapons promised, leopard tanks and long range missiles, they’ll have enough for an effective counteroffensive. The bombing of Infrastructure has been relentless and causes great hardship to Ukrainians during this cold snap. 116 Ukrainians were returned today mediated by the UAE. To promote his book and credentials, Mike Pompeo, claims Putin wouldn’t have invaded Ukraine on his watch. Maybe, though it’s useful to remember, Trump built an apartment/ casino complex in the Ukraine, for ousted President, Yanukovych. He was a Russian puppet, forced out of office and fled back to Russia. Additionally, in deference to Trumps 30 year relationship with Putin, Trump watered down the RNC language on Ukraine, stating America would act, if deemed necessary. He would not commit to using force. Facts are better then Pompeo’s speculations. Putin invaded the Ukraine and the Russian people will pay a heavy price for Putin’s mistake. Ukraine will be rebuilt.
http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2023/feb/01/citizens-assemblies-are-they-the-future-of-democracy The system is not unlike jury duty. With facilitators in place to provide background information on the issue at hand and encourage everyone’s participation, the group meets over the course of several days to learn about a problem, hear from a range of stakeholders and experts, and come up with recommendations for new legislation. … More TheVoiceOfJoyce Can citizen assemblies work in America? They’re a way for people across the State and Country to meet to discuss issues that concern them and resolve those issues by formatting ballot proposals. Ballots work in Michigan, California and other States. Some states have restricted citizen ballots and I’m not sure that’s Lawful. That’s one way for Citizen assemblies to effect change. Citizen Assemblies can also meet, to propose Legislation based on their findings of fact. We’d work directly with Legislators to get our Bills passed? This is a 2 nd way for citizen assemblies to function: become a ThinkTank and write bills for Congress ( State and Federal Levels) to pass. Why leave Congressional Legislation to Corporate attorneys, when “We the People “, require legislation that reflects our needs? Who will join me in forming Citizen Assemblies? Contact me at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Together we can develop legislation and lobby legislators for their implementation.
http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2023/feb/02/chatgpt-100-million-users-open-ai-fastest-growing-app ChatGPT can generate articles, essays, jokes, poetry and job applications in response to text prompts. OpenAI, a private company backed by Microsoft, made it available to the public for free in late November. OpenAI also developed the AI-powered image generator Dall-E and is at the forefront of generative AI, or technology trained on vast … More TheVoiceOfJoyce A new app comes to the internet, brought to us by Microsoft. So far the App is free an generates information based on text messages. It can even generate job applications based on text prompts. Microsoft will offer the service for $20/ month. As with every internet AI system, our response train the AI. There is also an image service, Dall-E , generative AI based on text that will create image content. They’ve got 100 million users in two months. (chatgpt)
http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2023/feb/02/whale-hawaii-swallowed-fishing-gear-plastic Kristi West, the director of the University of Hawaii’s Health and Stranding Lab, said there were enough foreign objects in the opening of the whale’s intestinal tract to block food. “The presence of undigested fish and squid lends further evidence of a blockage,” she said in a news release from the Hawaii department of … More TheVoiceOfJoyce A dead whale washed up on Hawaiian shores and man’s fishing debris and plastic nets were the cause of death. The plastic containers were so large they blocked ingestion of food. Whales swim thousands of miles, so we don’t know where the nets and other debris were eaten. The Oceans are not a dump, though 35 million tons of plastic waste accumulate in it yearly. When we clean up our waste, we’ll have less pollutants, toxicity and more fish.