“Banana Killer” landed in the American continent! According to the internationally renowned academic journal Nature, on the 19th, the Columbia Agricultural Research Institute confirmed that Fusarium oxysporum “Tropical No. 4”, which is extremely lethal to the banana crop, appeared in Colombia, and the government announced its entry on the 8th of this month. The national state of emergency requires banana farmers to concentrate on destroying crops in areas where fungi are present, while isolating plantations. As of now, the area affected by fungi is about 175 hectares.
According to the report, even if the government adopts “extreme means”, it is difficult to stop the spread of the disaster: “Tropical No. 4” has a wide range of transmission routes, and normal human water and land commuting can bring the disease to a distant place; at the same time, this fungal dormancy period It can be up to several years, and it is difficult for the authorities to judge the coverage of the “epidemic” when the crop has obvious symptoms. In addition, the fungus is “immunized” with fungicides or disinfectants, which means that once it appears, it is difficult to eradicate.
Experts said that the disaster may affect the banana harvest in the Americas in the coming decades and have a huge impact on the international fruit market. Last Monday, the Ministers of Agriculture of Latin American countries gathered in Quito, the capital of Ecuador, to discuss countermeasures to prevent further outbreaks.
The birth rate in Colombia has been declining year by year. To improve the health of newborns, the Colombian government encourages breastfeeding for babies within 6 months.
According to the Colombian “Bogota News” reported on the 20th, the Bogota City Government provides convenience for breastfeeding mothers to ensure that they have sufficient and high quality milk. Considering that Colombian women like to chat together, the Bogota City Government opens a number of parks every Sunday for mothers to breastfeed, to keep them happy in a lively environment, to make new friends and exchange feeding experiences. At the same time, the government sent pediatric experts to guide breastfeeding on the spot and answer various questions raised by the mothers. The police also sent police officers to protect their mothers from possible male harassment.
The report said that the mothers expressed their gratitude for the great assistance of the Bogotá government. The young mother Maria told the media that this year is the second child. She likes to participate in the weekly group day. The mothers are gathered together not only to talk and laugh but also to recommend suitable jobs to each other. Maria’s goal is three births.
Will the wastewater from the Fukushima nuclear power plant be discharged into the Pacific Ocean? According to a report by the Japan News Agency on the 19th, the Tokyo Electric Power Company, which operates the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, predicted a week ago that the wastewater containing radioactive materials in the nuclear power plant could be stored for up to three years, and the container for storing waste water would be filled in 2022. This statement has raised concerns among residents near the nuclear power plant and South Korea.
The Japanese government on the 19th called on Tokyo Electric Power Company to consider continuing to preserve wastewater for a long time. The Tokyo Electric Power Company responded that “long-term preservation of wastewater may affect the scrapping of nuclear power plants.” On the same day, the head of the Foreign Affairs Bureau of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Korea, Mr. Shi Shizhong, summoned the Japanese ambassador to the Republic of Korea to emphasize the concerns of the South Korean side on wastewater discharge
According to the report, Japan is currently exploring various options for dealing with wastewater from the Fukushima nuclear power plant, including evaporation and burial. Yonhap said that it is most likely to discharge wastewater into the sea after treatment.
In the past three years, the Spanish government has ordered the tax authorities to crack down on tax evasion companies and individuals. The 2018 tax-recovery action has allowed the Spanish treasury to account for 100 million euros.
According to the Spanish “Catalonia Times” reported on the 20th, the Spanish tax authorities began to implement more stringent regulations in July to punish tax evaders. The new regulations stipulate that the maximum face value of any individual or business using cash in a commercial transaction must not exceed 1000 Euros, and the large amount of cash for ants moving in a small amount of cash will be severely punished. According to the regulations,
Any purchase of more than 1000 Euros must be paid by bank card. According to the report, some tax evaders have a bank account balance of less than 200 euros, but they live in luxury homes and drive a lot of cash for tax evasion. After the implementation of the new regulations, it is basically possible to restrict the wealthy businessmen who have no money in these banks to engage in large-scale commercial transactions.
The tax authorities also stipulate that Spanish nationals and foreigners holding “green cards” in Spain must have their movable and immovable property outside of Spain to report to the tax authorities in accordance with the law and explain the source of funds.
According to the US Fox News Network on the 19th, last Tuesday, a consumer in Wisconsin, the United States bought a box of organic lettuce in the supermarket is going to make a salad, who knows that after opening the box, a real frog came out. The consumer named Carly Allen happened to use a mobile phone to photograph the live frog, and then she ran to the supermarket with the lettuce and the video. The supermarket clerk was very happy and immediately refunded the cost of buying lettuce.
How did the frog run into the box packaging? The supermarket parent company apologized that organic vegetables did not hit pesticides, and occasionally insects or other living small animals were sealed in the package. However, this statement obviously does not satisfy Allen. She said that organic lettuce is no longer so poisonous and not a new method. After all, the lettuce should be washed repeatedly to ensure hygiene before packaging. How can a living frog be packaged? Allen also said that this incident made her and her family particularly appetite. Anyway, she must have not eaten lettuce salad for a while.
According to a report on the National Public Radio website on the 19th, nearly 10,000 people in Los Angeles “have a car as their home”. On many streets, campers who can’t afford the rent can live in trucks, trucks and RVs. To this end, the Los Angeles City Council has recently reinstated a law prohibiting people from parking their cars in residential areas and spending the night in the car. The area covered by the ban also includes parks, schools, and kindergarten-covered neighborhoods. First-time offenders will be punished by $25, and the second and third time will rise to $50 and $75, respectively. Some residents welcomed the ban, and they believed that campers caused shortages of parking spaces and sanitation problems. Critics say that if the shelter problem is not solved for these campers, the ban is inhumane and can be called “stupid.”
According to the report, Los Angeles is not the only city facing a large number of wanderers. In the past decade, laws have been introduced across the United States to prohibit homeless people from begging or sleeping in public places. The ban in Los Angeles is just one of the latest initiatives.