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Trump target of petition to block his attendance at World Economic Forum

Trump target of petition to block his attendance at World Economic Forum

World
A Swiss group has started a petition to oppose President Donald Trump’s visit to the annual gathering of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, later this month. Campax, described on its website as a “progressive” nongovernmental organization based in Zurich, launched the mostly symbolic campaign after the White House announced Trump would be the first sitting U.S. president to attend the elite gathering in 18 years. The campaigners also highlighted their disgust with the U.S. administration's decision to pull out of the Paris climate agreement and took issue with many of the White House's priorities. "U.S. President Donald Trump is on outstanding phrases with racism, Islamophobia, anti-Semitism, sexism, misogyny, bellicosity, local climate modify denial, human legal rights ab
Trump trains crosshairs on favorite target, again – Amazon

Trump trains crosshairs on favorite target, again – Amazon

Technology
President Donald Trump returned to a favorite target Friday, saying that Amazon.com should be charged more by the U.S. Postal Service for the packages it sends around the world. Amazon has been a consistent recipient of Trump's ire. He has accused the company of failing to pay "internet taxes," though it's never been made clear by the White House what the president means by that. In a tweet Friday, Trump said Amazon should be charged "MUCH MORE" by the post office because it's "losing many billions of dollars a year" while it makes "Amazon richer." Amazon lives and dies by shipping, and an increase in the rates it pays could certainly do some damage. Amazon sends packages via the post office, FedEx, UPS and other services. In the seconds after the tweet, shares of Amazon, which had been t...
Clean air target 'could be met more quickly'

Clean air target 'could be met more quickly'

Science
Targets for reducing illegal levels of NO2 pollution from vehicles will be achieved more quickly than the government expects, a study says.Researchers say government projections of future NO2 are too pessimistic, because they ignore the latest real world data.They say cities may achieve roadside emissions standards several years earlier than ministers expect.The research is published in the journal Nature Geoscience.The authors at the University of York warn that despite the adjustment, the government is still lagging badly on NO2 targets.And they say the air in the UK's big cities remains dangerously polluted from many different compounds. But how did the government miscalculate NO2?The authors say it's because they relied on projections of future emissions, rather than on real world road...
PAC-3 anti-ballistic missile launcher downs target via remote control

PAC-3 anti-ballistic missile launcher downs target via remote control

Business
Sept. 22 (UPI) -- Lockheed Martin has successfully tested a Patriot Advanced Capability-3 surface-to-air-missile against a tactical ballistic missile from a remote launcher.The test was conducted by the U.S. Army at Reagan Test Site at the Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands. The PAC-3 Missile Enhancement Segment ballistic missile defense system was launched from a remotely controlled launcher, as opposed to a manned system."PAC-3 continues to be successful against today's evolving threats, and it remains the only combat proven hit-to-kill interceptor in the world," Scott Arnold, vice president of Integrated Air and Missile Defense at Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control, said in a press release."Today's global security environment demands reliable solutions. We expect PAC-3 MSE i...
Sepsis: Some NHS hospitals missing treatment target

Sepsis: Some NHS hospitals missing treatment target

Health
One in four NHS hospital trusts is failing to give antibiotics to half their patients with sepsis within the recommended time, new figures suggest.Figures from 104 trusts seen by BBC Panorama show 78% of patients are being screened and 63% are getting antibiotics within one hour.Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt said the NHS had "more to do" to stop "preventable" sepsis deaths occurring.Sepsis is a rare but serious complication of an infection. Without prompt treatment, it can lead to multiple organ failure and death.In 2015, concerned at the growing number of sepsis cases going undetected, the NHS told hospital trusts to examine how successful they were at identifying patients with the condition. The figures seen by Panorama cover the 12 months to March 2017.'I've never felt this ill before'Al...