The Italian manufacturer MTA, which makes electrical parts for cars, has been forced to close its factory in Codogno after the Covid-19 outbreak in northern Italy. It said the closure would have a knock-on effect on production at Fiat Chrysler’s plants in the country before spreading to other carmakers across Europe. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus: companies count the cost amid threat to Europe’s car production
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When Ross returned, he called a meeting in the canteen, a dimly-lit prefab structure set slightly apart from the other buildings on the compound, to give staff the news. They were furious, and a group of about 15 came to Ntinu to demand answers. "You are talking about very angry people, who are hungry, who don't have anything to feed their families," she said. … [Read more...] about Spencon: Inside the collapse of an African construction giant
Why is the government stopping sales of it? The moisture in the wood is a vector for pollutants that can cause breathing problems, heart ailments and lung cancer. When burned, damp wood produces more smoke than dry logs. This includes tiny particulates known as PM2.5 that are more harmful than bigger flakes of soot because they can penetrate deep into the respiratory system and bloodstream. Government figures show coal and wet wood is responsible for 38% of PM2.5 pollution in the UK, three times as much as road transport. … [Read more...] about Coal and wet wood burning: how will restrictions work?
Exeter City Council said: 'The government have introduced these measures for a reason – to save people's lives. We understand the financial reality but would urge businesses and customers to adhere to Government legislation and help save those lives.' … [Read more...] about Garden centre boss refusing to close despite coronavirus says he won’t pay staff who stay home and threatens he won’t ‘guarantee’ them work in future
Powell admits to the Guardian today that Blair lavished attention on Sinn Féin for the simple reason that it had direct influence over people who controlled weapons. "Seamus Mallon's [the former deputy leader of the SDLP] complaint is that we talked to Sinn Féin because they had the guns. My answer to that is: yes and your point is? … [Read more...] about Revealed: Blair’s offer to meet masked IRA leaders