New Methane Discharge Discovered in Russia's Arctic – Guardian
A new source of methane discharge has been discovered in the Arctic Ocean near eastern Siberia, raising concerns of a “new tipping point” that could speed up the pace of global warming, The Guardian reported Tuesday.Scientists found the potent greenhouse gas bubbling from a depth of 350 meters in the Laptev Sea, with surface-level concentrations that vent into the atmosphere between four and eight times the normal amount. One of the six monitoring points showed methane concentrations 400 times higher than expected under the normal air-sea equilibrium.“The discovery of actively releasing shelf ...
The Moscow Times
Hirdaramani issues statement on discovery of COVID patient at Kahathuduwa plant | Daily FT
Hirdaramani Industries yesterday issued the following statement following the discovery of a COVID-19 positive case among its employees at the Kahathuduwa factory.We wish to inform you that, during routine PCR testing at our facilities, an associate at HirdaramaniIndustries, Kahathuduwa tested positive for COVID-19 on 17 October. Since the start of the recentCOVID-19 outbreak, our dedicated factory teams have been conducting PCR testing across all facilities.The associate is currently asymptomatic, in stable condition, and following the required MOH procedures for quarantine and treatment.As a...
Daily Financial Times
Turkey's Black Sea gas find reaches 405 billion cubic meters
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Saturday that a vast natural gas field discovered in the Black Sea was even bigger than first estimated.In August, Turkey said it had found gas reserves of 320 billion cubic metres (11.3 trillion cubic feet), a discovery that could help wean it off imported energy.But on Saturday Erdogan, who was on board a drilling ship in the Black Sea, said the field was now 405 billion cubic metres, and that gas from the site could start being pumping into people's homes in 2023.The Fatih drill vessel made the discovery in the Tuna-1 field off the coast of the to...
Erdogan announces more gas reserves find in Black Sea
The Turkish president on Saturday announced the discovery of an additional 85 billion cubic meters of natural gas in the Black Sea, following a historic find this summer, reports Anadolu Agency. “Total amount of natural gas reserves in the TUNA-1 well in Sakarya Gas Field reached 405 billion cubic meters,” Recep Tayyip Erdogan said after his inspections at the drill ship Fatih.“The reserves we discovered in the Black Sea are the largest hydrocarbon resource of our country till today,” he added.Erdogan’s announcement came closely on the heels of the historic natural gas find in August, also in ...
The Middle East Monitor
Scientists who identified hepatitis C among U.S. Nobel winners
U.S. researchers’ contributions to the discovery of the hepatitis C virus paved the way for new testing and treatments that have saved millions of lives worldwide. On October 5, two Americans received the 2020 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for their efforts fighting the disease.Americans Harvey J. Alter and Charles M. Rice’s efforts to identify the hepatitis C virus allowed for new blood tests and treatments for the disease, which can cause cirrhosis and liver cancer. Rice and Alter share their prize with researcher Michael Houghton, a scientist from the United Kingdom who now works in...
Army should clear air on info ops claims
While Twitter’s discovery of pro-Thai army social media accounts is hardly a surprise, and public anger is simmering.This is the first time the giant social networking service has confirmed a state-linked network of information operations in Thailand. Its finding also confirms that cyberwar do exist, with the Royal Thai Army unjustifiably being part of it.Twitter announced last week on its suspension of 1,594 accounts associated with state-linked independent information operations in Iran, Saudi Arabia, Cuba, Thailand, and Russia.Among those accounts, 926 were accounts partaking in information...
The Bangkok Post
Turkey to raise estimate of gas haul from Black Sea discovery: report
Turkeyis likely to revise the estimated amount of natural gas from its recent discovery in theBlack Sea, according to a report on Friday.Ankara is expected to issue new guidance on the gas discovery as early as next week, according to sources familiar with the matter cited byBloomberg.The new guidance will come after exploratory drilling is completed this month, the unnamed sources added.A senior Turkish energy official said last month that the the Tuna-1 discovery would penetrate two additional formations, with a second drill ship likely to be moved to the area next year.Turkish PresidentRece...
US-British trio win Nobel Medicine Prize for Hepatitis C discovery
Stockholm (AFP) - Americans Harvey Alter and Charles Rice together with Briton Michael Houghton won the Nobel Medicine Prize on Monday for the discovery of the Hepatitis C virus, paving the way for a cure, the Nobel jury said.The three were honoured for their "decisive contribution to the fight against blood-borne hepatitis, a major global health problem that causes cirrhosis and liver cancer in people around the world." The World Health Organization estimates there are around 70 million Hepatitis C infections globally, causing around 400,000 deaths each year. It is characterized by poor appet...
US-British trio win Nobel Medicine Prize for Hepatitis C discovery
Stockholm (AFP) - Americans Harvey Alter and Charles Rice together with Briton Michael Houghton won the Nobel Medicine Prize on Monday for the discovery of the Hepatitis C virus, the Nobel jury said.The three were honoured for their "decisive contribution to the fight against blood-borne hepatitis, a major global health problem that causes cirrhosis and liver cancer in people around the world," the jury said.Thanks to their discovery, highly sensitive blood tests for the virus are now available and these have "essentially eliminated post-transfusion hepatitis in many parts of the world, greatl...
2020 Nobel medicine prize awarded to US-British trio for Hepatitis C discovery
Americans Harvey J. Alter and Charles M. Rice and Briton Michael Houghton won the 2020 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine for the discovery of the Hepatitis C virus, the Nobel Committee announced Monday.The three were honoured for their "decisive contribution to the fight against blood-borne hepatitis, a major global health problem that causes cirrhosis and liver cancer in people around the world," the jury said."The discovery of Hepatitis C virus revealed the cause of the remaining cases of chronic hepatitis and made possible blood tests and new medicines that have saved millions of lives...