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Tuesday, October 20th, 2020


Wikipedia article of the day for October 21, 2020 Leech

The Wikipedia article of the day for October 21, 2020 is Leech. Leeches are segmented parasitic or predatory worms of the subclass Hirudinea in the phylum Annelida. Like earthworms, they have soft, muscular, segmented bodies that can lengthen and contract, but the coelom, the body cavity that can be spacious in other annelids, is reduced to small channels, and they typically have suckers at both ends. Most leeches live in freshwater habitats, though some species can be found in terrestrial and marine environments. A minority of leech species prey onRead More

Congo: Militants free 1,300 inmates in Beni jailbreak

By DW and  NEWS AGENCIES Armed men have broken into a jail in eastern Congo and released almost all the prisoners. The local mayor said an Islamist militant group was behind the attack. More than 1,300 inmates escaped from a prison in Beni, in eastern Congo, during an early morning jailbreak on Tuesday, authorities said. The town’s mayor, Modeste Bakwanamaha, said a large group of armed men managed to break into the Kangbayi central prison using welding equipment. By the time the operation was over, only about 110 of theRead More

Trump campaign cries foul on final debate topics

via @PerilofAfrica The US president says he will participate in Thursday’s debate, despite decrying the lack of a foreign policy topic. —— AUTO – GENERATED; Published (Halifax Canada Time AST) on: October 20, 2020 at 03:50PM


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ENERGY: Oil report for Tuesday October 20, 2020

By OILPRICE  Oil Prices Are Going Nowhere Until Election – Natural gas accounted for 39% of U.S electricity generation in 2019, with nameplate capacity accounting for 43% of the total.  – Every state except for Vermont and Hawaii has at least one natural gas-fired power plant. – Texas, Florida, and California each have more than 35 GW of gas-fired capacity.  Market Movers – Halliburton (NYSE: HAL) said that U.S. shale drilling activity has bottomed out and could be staging a rebound. – Transocean (NYSE: RIG) received a notice from the New York Stock Exchange of non-complianceRead More

Wisconsin early voting kicks off amid surge in coronavirus cases —— AUTO – GENERATED; Published (Halifax Canada Time AST) on: October 20, 2020 at 02:44PM

The Latest: Cough keeps Melania Trump off campaign trail

via @PerilOfAfrica 2020-10-20 16:27:33 FILE – In this Aug. 27, 2020 file photo, Barron Trump right, stands with President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump on the South Lawn of the White House on the fourth day of the Republican National Convention in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the 2020 presidential campaign (all times local) 12:25 p.m. Melania Trump’s return to the campaign trail will have to wait. Her chief of staff, Stephanie Grisham, said Tuesday that Mrs. Trump continues to feel better everyRead More

Parliament Presses EC Over Election Dates

via @PerilOfAfrica Parliament has backed by the Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga in pressing the government to communicate the dates for national elections slated for the beginning of 2021. This came after the conclusion of the nomination process for aspirants of parliamentary positions this past week. In her communication from the chair at the start of plenary on Tuesday, 20 October 2020, Kadaga said the Electoral Commission’s (EC) lack of clarity on the election dates is affecting the ability of nominated candidates to, among other things, prepare their campaign programmes.Read More

Covid-19 pandemic results in 285,000 more U.S. deaths than in a typical year, CDC finds

By THE WASHINGTON POSTOct. 20, 2020 at 2:00 The covid-19 pandemic has left about 285,000 more people dead in the United States than would be expected in a typical year, two-thirds of them from the disease itself and the rest from other causes, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Tuesday. The CDC said the coronavirus, which causes covid-19, has taken a disproportionate toll on Latinos and Blacks, as previous analyses have noted. But the CDC also found, surprisingly, that it has struck 25- to 44-year-olds very hard: TheirRead More

Mystery Photo Contest: You Solved Four of Them! — Library of Congress

Mystery Photo Contest: You Solved Four of Them! By Neely Tucker Published October 20, 2020 at 12:48PM Cary O’Dell at the Library’s National Recording Registry runs our Mystery Photo Contest. He most recently wrote about twelve of our most difficult to identify entries. Readers solved four of them. Well, we never said that it would be easy. We recently posted a dozen of Library’s last unidentified photos from a huge show biz cache we received a couple of years ago and once again asked readers to take a crack atRead More