These days happenings in the world
World news and my views July 2021
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Dear readers, this is my diary of some of the things that I have heard have happened the month of July 2021. So, we will talk about the global warming, the disaster in Miami Florida, the Covid 19, the pope, the Olympic games, and other things.
Now, just as I said in my last article, I am worried about the global warming, because every day we see on the news that in some places the temperature is going up. Since there are violent storms and extreme temperature around the world, that can be said are caused by the climatic change, so, the following event is one of them.
A few days ago, in Canada that is a cold country there over 300 people have died from a heat wave. So, let us see briefly how this event has been reported. So, I quote a short section of this news.
(Quote) Millions of people in western Canada and the northwestern United States were under heat alerts Wednesday as the region baked in record-breaking temperatures and police reported scores of deaths likely linked to the scorching conditions.
The heat wave has stretched emergency services, with at least 134 people dying suddenly since Friday in the Vancouver area and hundreds more across British Columbia, according to Canadian police and the local coroner.
The northwestern US state of Washington recorded at least 16 deaths related to the heat wave, including two who died of hyperthermia as their bodies overheated, county health officials said.
(End of quote).
As I understand it, the extreme heat and intense drought have created this condition. Anyhow, evacuation orders were issued. There are a few fires, one has burned 750 Hectares another one 3,700 hectares. The British Columbia Wildfire Service said this is due to the hot dry weather.
What I want to say here is that in the world, they talk about climatic change and the need to do something about it, but then they do not do enough, for that reason things are getting worse, let us hope that soon enough we do better, and one day we are able to stop this climatic change problem.
See what has happened after the meeting in Germany and Belgium floods, that is after the G7 meeting ended.
14 hours ago · ERFTSTADT —The death toll in devastating flooding in western Germany and Belgium rose to at least 170 on Saturday after burst rivers and flash floods this week …
I believe that since then the rain has continued in Germany and Belgium, and there is more damage and deaths. There is also a fire in Sardinia Italy that again is believed to be caused by the global warming, see my Quote below.
26/7/2021 · A fire broke out on Sardinia, Italy, the second largest island in the Mediterranean. In the fire, which Sardinia Governor Christian Solinas described as an “unprecedented disaster”, 10 thousand hectares of land were engulfed in flames and approximately 1,500 people were …
Anyhow, I believe they have talk about this at the G 7 meeting, but they do not say anything about it. I hope that we all do something about it.
Unprecedented fire in Sardinia Italy
Miami Florida, Condo Collapse
Miami Florida, Condo Collapse.
This is one of the reports; (and I quote)
Part of a 12-storey apartment building in the Miami suburb of Beachside has suddenly collapsed in the night. About 1:30am on Thursday (Florida time), a wing of the L-shaped Champlain Towers "pancaked" without warning, tearing away walls and leaving some homes in the still-standing part of the building exposed. (End of quote).
Today they count 36 dead people in this condo collapse, but I am sure that there are many more dead people in this disaster, today it is hard to know how many there are, at one point they were talking over 150 deaths. The problem here is that it is not easy to go through the rubble of the collapsed building, because it is dangerous, and they are pulling down the rest of the building to make it easier. Anyhow, they said that more bodies were found in the wake of the demolition of the remaining half of the building. But Tropical Storm Elsa, now forecast to become a hurricane has complicated the search. So, they still do not know how many people are dead. After they know that they will start to see why this has happened and if there is somebody to blame.
What I want to point out here, is that these things should not happen anywhere in the world, with the know how that we have today they should have known that this building was about to collapse. So, why they did not know, and if they knew, why they did not evacuate the building in time.
This is America, so they should be at the forefront of everybody else, but this time they did not.
Miami Florida collapsed building photo
The corona virus pandemic.
Now, let us talk about the COVID 19. At the end of July 2021, the world death toll is over 4 million people and growing, in some country like USA it has slowed down, highly likely because of the immunization, in other countries it continues, it goes up and down a bit here and there. Today, the highest death tolls are USA 616,000 deaths, Brazil 550,000 deaths, India 421,000 deaths and Mexico 238,000 deaths; this are the four countries with most deaths.
Now, let us talk about the Australian position. There is a second wave of corona virus variant in Australia, there is some local lock downs, and a lot of people blame the politicians for it, the worse affected state this time is N.S.W.
Anyhow, a lot of people blame the politician because they have not organized sooner the vaccine. But then there are people that do not want to be vaccinated, so, is hard to say who is to blame.
Anyhow, in Australia the state of N.S.W. has the worse outbreak and what is happening now is the following, (and I quote)
Premier Gladys Berejiklian has announced a significant tightening of restrictions for Sydney's south-west and west after 239 new local coronavirus cases were reported on Thursday, the highest total in NSW within a 24-hour period.
The new rules will require those in the Blacktown, Campbelltown, Canterbury-Bankstown, Cumberland, Fairfield, Georges River, Liverpool and Parramatta local government areas to wear a mask at all times outside their home.
Residents of these areas must also stay within a five-kilometre radius of their home, including to access their companion in a singles bubble.
Penalties for not wearing a mask when required across NSW will also increase from $200 to $500 as part of a statewide crackdown on compliance with the public health order. (End of quote).
This month sporting notes
Soccer. In Europe they are all waiting who is going to win this year. This year finals are between Italy and England.
Anyhow, Italy won the finals this time, and the Italian fans are happy, but the British are not, and they blame the players that missed the spot-kicks.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the people targeting three black players who missed spot-kicks in the penalty shootout against Italy should "crawl back under the rock from which you emerged", while his culture minister vowed to push ahead with new laws designed to curb online attacks.
Marcus Rashford, 23, Jadon Sancho, 21, and Bukayo Saka, 19, were surrounded by a support network on Monday after being subjected to a torrent of racially-charged online abuse following England's heartbreaking loss at Wembley Stadium on Sunday.
Tennis. Roger Federer out of Wimbledon, Nick Kyrgios because of an injury is out too, and is not going to Tokyo Olympic Games. Ash Barty has won Wimbledon, and we are all proud of her in Australia.
The man final was won by Novak Djokovic, the Italian Matteo Berrettini should be happy to have reached the finals, better luck next time.
Anyhow, the Olympic Games have begun in Tokyo, and most of us will be following them, to see if our countries are doing well.
Pope Francis follows his own ways.
Pope Francis is unpredictable and other.
Pope Francis is unpredictable and other.
This month, suddenly the pope had an operation, and nobody knew that he was sick. I believe that this pope is unpredictable, he keeps most things to himself, this is how learned about the happening, and I quote.
Pope Francis appeared in public for the first time since undergoing intestinal surgery a week ago, seemingly in good health.
The 84-year-old Pope, who had part of his colon removed in the surgery, stepped onto the balcony of his suite on the 10th floor of Rome's Gemelli hospital to lead his weekly prayer before hundreds of cheering people below.
He stood for about 10 minutes and made a plea for free universal healthcare. After that we do not know what is happening.
Now what is happening
VATICAN CITY -- A fraud and embezzlement trial over alleged mismanagement of the Holy See’s investments began Tuesday in Vatican City, with a once-powerful cardinal among the 10 defendants saying he remains “obedient” to Pope Francis, who stripped his privileges to bring him before the tribunal.
I believe that this article is long enough, so, see you in our next month, when we write another article.