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In Minneapolis, armed patrol group tries to keep the peace

  • indispensable: If financial markets are to play a leadership role in the transition to a low carbon economy, then data and analytical tools that can be trusted are indispensable.
  • reluctance: There is, however, still an institutional reluctance within the Fed to push this too far.
  • invalid: We believe this programme to be invalid due to its environmental and human rights costs.
  • warm: We know warming temperatures might disrupt food and water supplies, leading to unrest around the world.
  • unscathed: Famines have come and gone, and Goldman Sachs remains unscathed.

Sikhs in America: A religious community long misunderstood is mourning deaths in Indianapolis mass s...

  • mourn: Sikhs in America: A religious community long misunderstood is mourning deaths in Indianapolis mass shooting.
  • mourn: A religious community long misunderstood is mourning deaths in Indianapolis mass shooting.
  • grief: The site was reported as having a significant number of Sikh employees, and the massacre has left the community shaken and in grief.
  • tenet: As a practicing Sikh, I can affirm that the Sikh commitment to the tenets of their faith, including love, service and justice, keeps them resilient in the face of violence.
  • resilient: As a practicing Sikh, I can affirm that the Sikh commitment to the tenets of their faith, including love, service and justice, keeps them resilient in the face of violence.

10 things you need to know today: April 17, 2021

  • decimate: The apparent reversal on his pledge had been " the subject of some confusion," the White House said, adding that Biden would set a " final, increased refugee cap" by May 15, though " given the decimated refugee admissions program we inherited, " Biden's " initial goal of 62,500 seems unlikely.
  • remembrance: More than 1,000 people gathered Friday night in Chicago's Logan Square Park and marched through the surrounding area in remembrance of Adam Toledo, a 13-year-old Latino boy who was shot and killed by a police officer on March 29.
  • rein: He's expected to name his replacement Monday, stating in a speech Friday that he aims to hand the reins to a younger generation" full of passion and anti-imperialist spirit, " The New York Times reports.
  • proficiency: SpaceX beat out Dynetics and Blue Origin, thanks to a combination of the company's " technical proficiency, management, and cost," Ars Technica reports, though " budget appears to have been the biggest factor.

North Korea has more nuclear weapons than ever. What should Biden do?

  • brief: Experts and people briefed on it say they expect that while Biden will not formally abandon the goal of " total denuclearization," he will attempt to achieve the more limited aim of diminishing North Korea's nuclear threat, while at the same time seeking to lower the visibility of a thorny foreign policy problem that has no neat solution.
  • evade: If unchecked, those delivery systems, including solid-fuel missiles, ICBM warheads and multiple re-entry vehicles, could allow North Korea to launch attacks faster and potentially evade U.S. countermeasures.
  • tamp: He noted that North Korea has shut down its borders completely in an effort to tamp down the spread of Covid-19, including imports of food and medicine from China.
  • blockade: In so doing, it has imposed a blockade on itself more draconian than sanctions, which don't usually cover humanitarian aid.
  • verification: Even with a less ambitious objective, arms control negotiations with North Korea would be " really, really hard," Brewer said, particularly because Pyongyang has tended to fiercely resist any inspection or verification mechanisms.

Biden faces pressure to end practice of rewarding allies with plum foreign posts

  • parity: In an 9 April letter, a group of 30 female former ambassadors and national security leaders urged Biden to prioritize gender parity.
  • parity: O ur vision of gender parity means that a man or a woman has an equal chance, at all times, of ascending to each ambassadorship.
  • ascend: O ur vision of gender parity means that a man or a woman has an equal chance, at all times, of ascending to each ambassadorship.
  • cursory: Trump spared some of his nominees even cursory knowledge of the distant lands they would be serving their country in.

Who are the Sikhs and what are their beliefs?

  • uncommon: Nevertheless for many American Sikhs, such experiences are not uncommon.
  • disillusion: From a young age, Guru Nanak was disillusioned by the social inequities and religious hypocrisies he observed around him.
  • divine: He therefore asserted that all people are equally divine and deserve to be treated as such.
  • scriptural: He established community centers and places of worship, wrote his own scriptural compositions and institutionalized a system of leadership ( gurus) that would carry forward his vision.
  • predominant: The Sikh view thus rejects all social distinctions that produce inequities, including gender, race, religion and caste, the predominant structure for social hierarchy in South Asia.

Mozambique Palma attack: Why IS involvement is exaggerated

  • material: They said that the fighters have a great resentment towards the authorities, and their motivation is predominantly material- jobs and money.
  • burgeon: Palma had always been a sleepy fishing town, until last year it was transformed into a thriving hub for Mozambique's burgeoning gas industry.
  • cower: CBS news called it an " Isis militant siege" with hundreds of foreign workers cowering in fear.
  • promoter: For South Africa, promoters of the IS link warn that with similar levels of poverty in Cape Town, IS could use Cabo Delgado as a basis to move south, so South Africa should send troops.

UN agrees to deploy cease-fire monitors in Libya

  • migrate: AP Photo/Craig Ruttle After British colonizers in India seized power of Punjab in 1849, where a majority of the Sikh community was based, Sikhs began migrating to various regions controlled by the British Empire, including Southeast Asia, East Africa and the United Kingdom itself.
  • tenet: AP Photo/Michael Owen Baker As a practicing Sikh, I can affirm that the Sikh commitment to the tenets of their faith, including love, service and justice, keeps them resilient in the face of hate.
  • resilient: AP Photo/Michael Owen Baker As a practicing Sikh, I can affirm that the Sikh commitment to the tenets of their faith, including love, service and justice, keeps them resilient in the face of hate.

Coronavirus latest news: Global Covid death toll tops 3m as as several countries face sharp rise in ...

  • lull: After a slight lull last month, daily death tolls have been increasing, with an average of 12,000 deaths a day last week.
  • mutation: "As we see more and more immunity from the infection and vaccination occurring, then mutations in the virus that favour the virus and enable it to escape that type of immunity will inevitably occur.
  • mutation: The Indian coronavirus mutation could " scupper" the UK's march to freedom, a leading scientist has warned, despite the lockdown and vaccine programme leading to cases falling to a seven-month low.
  • autumn: Covid-19 infections across the UK dropped to the lowest level since the autumn, according to the latest figures.
  • mutation: Prof Altmann said he suspected the Indian mutation would be escalated to a variant of concern as it holds properties that allow it to evade the vaccines currently on offer and was more transmissible.

How to move country during a plague: Stories from migrants on starting their lives again in the pand...

  • quixotic: She spent a quixotic four hours and 10,000 steps in the airport, looking for the visa office to get a vital stamp that would prevent her from being permanently banned from re-entering.
  • unwise: Making new friends during an airborne plague felt unwise, as well as fairly impossible given that horrified neighbours crossed the street or flattened themselves against walls, leaving our support networks permanently five-hours ahead on Greenwich Zoom Time.
  • semblance: All of a sudden, I find myself living in one of the only countries in the world that has any semblance of normality.
  • renovate: At the end of last summer, yearning to find our gay community, we signed up for Dykes with Drills; a non-profit building collective who were renovating a dance academy on Cape Ann, outside of Boston, that was in desperate need of repair.

Biden and Japan's prime minister meet, reaffirming their alliance amid China's rise

  • condolence: Suga expressed gratitude for being Biden's first foreign visitor and condolences for the victims of the deadly shooting overnight at a FedEx plant in Indianapolis.
  • bilateral: They also reaffirmed their countries ' support for Taiwan, a rebuke to China's increasingly threatening behavior toward the island nation it claims as its own, and announced bilateral agreements to cooperate in developing 5G technology and combating climate change.
  • predicate: Coincidentally, the meeting with Japan's leader comes just days after Biden announced a final U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan by Sept. 11, a shift partly predicated on the desire to focus more on East and South Asia.
  • bilateral: Even with their mutual interest in a strong bilateral relationship, Biden and Suga's long-term diplomatic success is far from assured, given the challenges in the region and the difficulty of containing China, Japan's largest trading partner.
  • provocative: Japan, which depends on unfettered shipping through the Strait of Taiwan separating China and the island, has urged the U.S. to take a stronger position condemning China's recent provocative military flights across the waters.

SNP's plan to stage Scottish independence referendum by 2023 described as 'utterly preposterous'

  • preposterous: SNP's plan to stage Scottish independence referendum by 2023 described as 'utterly preposterous'.
  • accession: Ms Sturgeon has claimed Scotland would seek to quickly rejoin the EU, although an accession process could take years.
  • eclipse: Scottish Tory finance spokesman Murdo Fraser said: " Nicola Sturgeon's failure to provide basic information about the costs of independence are typical of an SNP mindset in which blind faith eclipses basic economics.
  • preposterous: Her plan to stage a referendum in 2023 while we recover from Covid is utterly preposterous, but a lack of any information about the devastating financial consequences for hard-pressed families is dangerous and dishonest.
  • dupe: So instead, she has decided to dupe the public in the most irresponsible way.

Veteran AP producer, cameraman in Iraq dies of COVID-19

  • remove: Martin and Alma at a remove and engulfed by tangled branches and heavy foliage; close-up views of flapping-skin wounds that gush blood and are stitched up with makeshift sutures; and kaleidoscopic montages of blooming flower petals, smoke tendrils, sunlit-dappled tree tops, smashing rocks, pouring rain, crawling bugs, and other unsettling images.
  • foliage: Martin and Alma at a remove and engulfed by tangled branches and heavy foliage; close-up views of flapping-skin wounds that gush blood and are stitched up with makeshift sutures; and kaleidoscopic montages of blooming flower petals, smoke tendrils, sunlit-dappled tree tops, smashing rocks, pouring rain, crawling bugs, and other unsettling images.
  • gush: Martin and Alma at a remove and engulfed by tangled branches and heavy foliage; close-up views of flapping-skin wounds that gush blood and are stitched up with makeshift sutures; and kaleidoscopic montages of blooming flower petals, smoke tendrils, sunlit-dappled tree tops, smashing rocks, pouring rain, crawling bugs, and other unsettling images.
  • confound: What is clear, however, is that man holds little sway over nature (and its old gods), and any attempt by the former to comprehend the latter is an endeavor destined to confound, if not drive one out of their ever-loving mind .In its bewildering final moments, the film delivers the head-spinning payoff promised by its preceding passages.

Independent Scotland's 'immediate priority' would be to join EU Single Market, says Alex Salmond

  • ease: I'll remain optimistic as lockdown eases'- Readers on the week's biggest talking points.
  • repulse: Tom Harris: Amid the furore over Greensill, we musn't be repulsed by commercial experience.
  • conciliatory: While the EU's version of events appeared to take a hard line, Westminster's was more conciliatory, highlighting the " constructive atmosphere" in which the two men discussed the issues in Northern Ireland.
  • impugn: Allies of Lord Heywood, the former civil service chief who died in 2018, have claimed he had been unfairly impugned for his role in the Greensill scandal.

Israeli army: Rocket from Gaza hits south Israel

  • parachute: As a 25-year-old Ranger, he parachuted into the night over Kandahar province five weeks after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.
  • maze: Cynical troops noted that so many corners were turned that they were either going in circles or had wandered into a maze.
  • ordnance: Brian Castner, 43, was an Air Force explosive ordnance disposal expert who defused roadside bombs, and has since written several books about the war.
  • contrive: An end, even if long overdue and perhaps contrived, can still have real power, said Thomas Burke, who was 20 and a lance corporal at a firebase in a small Afghan village in 2009.

Mideast's largest mall operator to expand amid vaccine hopes

  • plethora: The company's plethora of retail and leisure holdings include the iconic Mall of the Emirates in Dubai, hundreds of VOX cinema screens and more than 350 Carrefour grocery stores in the Middle East and beyond.
  • frenetic: The company's rapid growth and expansion since its inception in 1992 mirrors that of its home base of Dubai, where a frenetic construction boom has transformed it from a fishing village into one of the most talked about modern cities in the world.
  • teem: A recent walk through the mall showed it's cafes, restaurants and stores teeming with visitors.

Hearing Aids Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2021 - 2026)

  • deaf: The pandemic caused added challenges for hospital patients who are deaf or hard of hearing.
  • facial: The increased use of masks has negatively impacted those who rely on lip-reading and facial expressions to communicate.
  • interpreter: Due to social distancing, many hospitals have restricted interpreters and visitors, and they are instead offering patients video conferencing with hearing aids to overcome the limitations of the market growth.
  • congenital: In developing countries, preventable medical issues are often the major factors for hearing loss, especially infections, such as rubella or syphilis, which can lead to congenital hearing loss.
  • enduring: For instance, in 2020, GN Hearing launched ReSound ONE, that solves one of the most enduring challenges for people with hearing loss.

US announces sanctions against Russia and expels 10 diplomats

  • hack: The sanctions have been foreshadowed for weeks by the administration and represent the first retaliatory action announced against the Kremlin for last year's hack, familiarly known as the SolarWinds breach.
  • hack: Besides that hack, US officials last month alleged that Russian President Vladimir Putin authorised influence operations to help Donald Trump in his unsuccessful bid for reelection as president, though there is no evidence Russia or anyone else changed votes or manipulated the outcome.
  • rebuff: Such aggressive behaviour will without doubt receive a decisive rebuff.
  • degradation: We need to recognise that someone needs to pay for the degradation in our bilateral relations.
  • aggression: NATO members cited a " sustained patter n" of Russian behaviour, from aggression against Ukraine to interference in the US presidential election and cyber attacks.

Onychomycosis Treatment Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2021 - 2026)

  • matrix: On ychomycosis, also known as tinea unguium, is a fungal infection of the fingernails or toenails that may involve any component of the nail unit, including the matrix, bed, or plate.
  • discomfort: This may cause pain, disfigurement, and discomfort and may produce serious issues, and results in reducing the quality of life.
  • superficial: Onychomycosis is of different types such as superficial onychomycosis, distal and lateral subungual onychomycosis, proximal subungual onychomycosis, endonyx onychomycosis, and total dystrophic onychomycosis.
  • lateral: Onychomycosis is of different types such as superficial onychomycosis, distal and lateral subungual onychomycosis, proximal subungual onychomycosis, endonyx onychomycosis, and total dystrophic onychomycosis.
  • fungus: Onychomycosis accounts for one-third of fungal skin infections because only about one-half of nail dystrophies are caused by fungus.

Global Water Treatment Chemicals Market Gaining Momentum—Projected to Reach USD 65.2 Billion by 2027

  • attain: Furthermore, the market participants are focused on improving their product quality to attain a competitive edge over other players.
  • trap: Increasing methane contamination in water due to shale gas exploration driving the market Natural gas trapped inside the shale formation is known as shale gas.
  • trap: Natural gas is usually trapped within the pores of sedimentary rocks.
  • proximity: The contamination level increased with increasing proximity to the active shale gas production site.
  • hydraulic: Shale gas mining uses around 4 to 24 million liters of fresh water in each hydraulic fracturing event to produce shale gas.

10 things you need to know today: April 15, 2021

  • resignation: The city's police chief, who also submitted his resignation, said Potter accidentally shot Potter with her pistol when she meant to use her Taser.
  • anonymous: The U.S. will reportedly initiate a phased withdrawal that " is not conditions-based," said an anonymous senior administration official.
  • disposal: Biden warned that the U.S. would " defend ourselves and our partners with all the tools at our disposal" if the Taliban sought to attack troops on their way out of Afghanistan.
  • ambulance: Fowler said that according to medical, police, and ambulance records, Floyd suffered from numerous underlying health conditions, including heart disease and drug use.
  • underlying: Fowler said that according to medical, police, and ambulance records, Floyd suffered from numerous underlying health conditions, including heart disease and drug use.

China is growing threat but internal issues may undercut its rise, top US intelligence officials say

  • disjointed: Speakers from Haines to Virginia Democratic Senator Mark R. Warner, the committee's chairman, referenced the importance of " norms and institutions" and the need to take a more systemic approach to US intelligence- an implicit reference to the Trump era's sometimes disjointed approach.
  • deflect: It is just another example showing how the US subscribes to the Cold War ment ality, hypes up major power rivalry, and deflects its own responsibilitie s," said foreign ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian.
  • pariah: Others include its ageing population, rising debt levels, minority tensions, eroding international reputation, with many of its best friends- such as Russia and North Korea- global pariahs, said Moon.

Putin critics cite Sputnik V vaccine debacle as attempt to further divide Europe

  • plethora: Legal challenges are expected against the bill; it is one of a plethora of proposed anti-trans bills in Arkansas.
  • natal: My response to that is permanent change for Madi and her body would be for us not to help her, and she would go through natal puberty, and her chances for suicide go way up.
  • hypocritical: Cherry-picking which bills are government over-reach and which are not is hypocritical.

Biologists defy Cyprus' ethnic divide to protect environment

  • flora: Greek Cypriot Iris Charalambidou and Turkish Cypriot Salih Gucel, both biologists, headed a pioneering survey in 2007 that explored the thriving flora and fauna inside the buffer zone.
  • accolade: The survey garnered international accolades and provided impetus to a budding ecological consciousness-raising on the island.
  • dormant: Illegal dumping and poaching are still a problem within the buffer zone, and a bicommunal committee on the environment that was part of peace accord confidence measures remains dormant.

Bangkok nightlife clusters expose Thailand's virus stumbles

  • diagnose: When Thailand's transport minister was recently diagnosed with COVID-19, it was Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha who got a headache.
  • lull: Now, an outbreak at nightspots in the capital Bangkok has sent new infections surging, suggesting the country may have been lulled into a false sense of security before mass vaccinations begin.
  • triple: While that is much better than most other countries, Thailand's cases in the first three months of this year were triple what the country had all of last year and its daily numbers are rising fast.
  • patronize: The government says Transport Minister Saksayam Chidchob caught the virus from an aide who patronized some of the infectious nightspots, including a club described by Thai media as a glorified strip joint that was blatantly ignoring social distancing precautions.
  • curfew: Officials had appeared reluctant to impose sweeping restrictions like curfews, bans on serving alcohol and closures of bars, parks and shopping malls that were the rule this time last year, when Songkran Thai New Year holidays were cancelled.

Israel honors Pfizer chief at Independence Day celebrations

  • monotonous: Within the passage of a day, the once vibrant city of Richmond Vale on the island of St. Vincent was coated in a thick, monotonous layer of ash and soot.
  • soot: Within the passage of a day, the once vibrant city of Richmond Vale on the island of St. Vincent was coated in a thick, monotonous layer of ash and soot.
  • ash: New satellite images showed the extent of the ash's reach as of April 13, the day after Monday's " huge explosion," which created an ash cloud that turned day to night as far away as Barbados.
  • jagged: Volcanic ash is comprised of jagged, sand-sized pieces of rock, minerals and glass, and can taint water supply, damage crops, and even cause health concerns for humans.