“Halt” in the news
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The New York Times
· Frustration and Fury as Rand Paul Holds Up Anti-Lynching Bill in Senate →
Mr. Paul has such influence because senators are trying to pass the bill by unanimous consent, rather than through a traditional recorded vote, meaning any one senator can grind consideration to a halt.
· The NBA Wants to Use NBA 2K Crowd Noise, and Montrezl Harrell isn't Happy About it →
The LA Clippers were playing their best basketball of the season before the coronavirus pandemic brought everything to a halt, and if the team can keep up its stellar play, it could end up competing for the franchise's first-ever NBA title in October.
· Commentary: India grapples with COVID-19 migrant worker chaos →
Experts say this could be the result of the migrant workforce fleeing cities with no assured source of income as economic activity ground to a halt.
· On sad anniversary, few to mourn the D-Day dead in Normandy →
We remember those brave men and women who laid down their lives to stop its halt.
· Economy struggles to come to terms with shortfall of foreign workers →
Hidekazu Matsuda, president of GOWELL, a Tokyo-based agency specializing in placing foreigners as temporary workers, tells Nikkan Gendai that at present Japan's diplomatic offices abroad have halted the issue of certificates for status of residence, and as a result, he says, the number of people who had been expected to enter Japan this year as technical trainees fell far short of the 400,000 who had been expected.
· New Zealand readers tell us how they want the country to change after Covid-19 →
“I’d like to see a universal basic income, a return to more progressive taxation and more emphasis on halting global heating.”
· Retracted studies may have damaged public trust in science, top researchers fear →
The World Health Organization, which halted its hydroxychloroquine trial due to the Lancet paper, reversed that decision on Wednesday.
· Australia's record-breaking three decades of economic growth grinds into reverse →
The early 90s recession, which got under way in late 1990 and lasted about a year, was the result of the end of the long, flashy economic boom of the 1980s coming crashing to a halt.
The Wall Street Journal
· Hydroxychloroquine Doesn’t Help Hospitalized Covid-19 Patients, New Research Finds →
Researchers testing whether the antimalaria drug hydroxychloroquine helped hospitalized Covid-19 patients said Friday they halted the U.K.-based study after a preliminary analysis showed the pill didn’t provide a benefit.
The New York Times
· OPEC and Russia Are Likely to Extend Production Cuts →
As a result, the oil market, which was flooded with excess crude after air travel came to a near halt and road traffic dwindled, is coming back into balance more rapidly than expected.