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A Delinquent Production Breaks the Silence on the Herpes Epidemic in Black Community

A Delinquent Production

A Delinquent Production

Generation Y Web Series

Generation Y Web Series

Gen Y Web Series

Gen Y Web Series

1 in every 2 Black women have contracted the disease. One brave production company is broaching the social stigma with the groundbreaking Generation Y series.

BALTIMORE, MD, UNITED STATES, July 12, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — According to the CDC, Herpes is at epidemic levels. Last year more than one half million people contracted the virus for the first time. The rate of infection is at 12 percent among people ages 14-49 and even higher in Black and Brown communities where 1 in every 2 Black women have contracted the disease. One brave production company is broaching the social stigma with the groundbreaking Generation Y series. The story follows the life of a young 21-year-old girl who wants to enjoy the free-spirited time of dating and falling in love. Unbeknownst to our heroine, one night of passion turns into a life sentence.

The story unfolds as she finds out her long-time boyfriend was not only unfaithful, but he gave her vaginal herpes. We watch as she deals with the emotional trauma of being marked with a physical plague from one night of ecstasy. The series follows her through her trials and how she maneuvers the dating world with the dreaded letter H on her chest. How does she reach out for love again knowing any sexual relationships could end in tragedy for any new partner?

In Generation Y – the director broaches the taboo subject of sexually transmitted disease with objectivity and transparency. The rawness of the lead’s reactions are palpable and the trauma is gut wrenching. We follow her every move as she shares her woes with friends and confides in would be lovers with a rhythmic tempo. From spoken word to prose this poetic script draws you into the world of our victim and survivor who navigates the depths of despair. Though the story of unrequited love, passion and desire is an old one, but this new twist is timely. The fresh look at the pitfalls and perils of modern-day romance where one unprotected heart leads to unprotected sex and the end is devastating. It is here that we begin to understand what Jesus meant when He warned us not to throw our pearls before swine.

The heroine calls on her faith, even “cursing God” but then remembering that it was His divine intervention that warned her through “sign after sign not to go over there” but the pull to be with her lover was much too strong. She heard His voice saying, “My child, My child this is not the way but yet I insisted on doing it.” And now in the aftermath of her shame we watch with weighted expectation as she digs out of the dark place, moves through the medical realities, and learns to live again.

Viewers will be riveted by this post-pandemic drama shedding light on a dark subject. Your heart will be pricked as you ask: Will she leave the boyfriend alone or will she go back for more? Will she get healed from this disease? Will she find love again?

For more information on Generation Y contact Chelsea Holmes McKnight at 704-615-2596 or [email protected]

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Opec talks end in deadlock over raising oil production

Opec and its allies failed to reach an agreement on raising oil production on Friday as talks hit a deadlock for a second day, with the UAE remaining opposed to a deal that does not address concerns over its own output target.

As oil prices traded close to the highest level in three years, around $ 76 a barrel, the White House flagged the impact of the ongoing rally on US motorists as the global economy rebounds from the initial hit from the pandemic.

The Opec+ group said it would reconvene by videoconference on Monday at 3pm Vienna time, with the meeting likely to be closely watched given rising concerns about inflation across markets.

“The next few days may show how much diplomatic capital the White House wants to extend to prevent triple-digit oil prices,” said Helima Croft at RBC Capital Markets, echoing warnings that crude will probably climb if the group cannot agree to add more production to the market.

Saudi Arabia and Russia had proposed increasing production cautiously by 400,000 barrels each month between August and December, which other countries have broadly supported. They also sought to extend a supply deal among Opec+ producers beyond next April, when it was set to expire, into the latter half of 2022. 

But since Thursday the UAE has objected to the prolonging of any deal without re-evaluating its own production allocation, saying that its quota set under the original supply-cut agreement — at the height of the coronavirus crisis in April 2020 — did not account for its maximum output capabilities. 

UAE officials have privately felt they have lost out on production revenues by being asked to cut proportionally more than Saudi Arabia, exposing mounting tensions between two traditional Gulf allies.

“The breakdown over which production baseline to use for the supply cuts and the broader risk of the UAE potentially leaving Opec would have seemed unthinkable 72 hours ago,” Croft added. She said the UAE’s push for higher output came after it launched a crude oil benchmark earlier this year. “One wonders whether [that was when] the die was cast,” Croft said. 

As some of the world’s biggest listed oil companies retreat from the fossil fuel businesses, Sultan Al Jaber, head of the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company, has been unapologetic about expanding the UAE’s output capabilities.

“We will not leave any opportunity unturned,” he told the Financial Times in an interview. “We are continuing exploration programmes, identifying proven reserves, increasing production.”

As discussions between ministers dragged on into Friday, raising the prospect of a further escalation in oil prices, the White House said there was “absolutely” a concern about the knock-on impact on regular US consumers at the pump.

Traders have questioned whether the relatively modest production increases proposed would be enough to stop prices continuing to rise and allay fears about inflation. But the absence of any output increase, should talks fail to reach a solution on Monday, would probably propel them higher.

The Opec+ group signed up to record cuts of 10m b/d last year to offset a collapse in oil demand as governments imposed lockdowns and travel bans to curb the spread of the coronavirus. 

Producers have since slowly released more barrels back on to the market, with cuts currently standing at just below 6m b/d, as they seek to balance an oil demand rebound with persistent uncertainties linked to the virus. 

Opec delegates are worried about Covid-19 variants spreading globally while also keeping a close eye on a rebound in production from Iran as talks continue with the US about lifting sanctions on its exports. 

Some analysts believe that Saudi Arabia wants a slightly higher price both to boost revenues into government coffers and to encourage more long-term investment in the industry, fearing that the market could face shortages in the coming years.

The kingdom does not want to see genuine shortages that could trigger a huge surge in prices, believing it would accelerate the shift towards renewable energy at a time when it is still heavily dependent on oil revenues.

The latest split has also raised questions over the relationship between Saudi Arabia and the UAE, which was for a long time among the most powerful alliances within Opec. It was arguably weakened by Russia being introduced when the wider Opec+ group formed in 2016.

Last year, Saudi Arabia’s energy minister Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman chastised some members for producing above their target quota even though he was sitting next to his UAE counterpart Suhail Al Mazrouei, knowing that its Gulf peer was one of the countries with elevated output.

Bill Farren-Price, a longtime Opec-watcher and analyst at Enverus, said that some of the strain in the UAE’s relationship with Saudi Arabia probably went beyond differing views on the Opec+ deal. “While they remain closely linked I don’t think they necessarily share quite the same strategic interests any more and may not want to be quite so closely tied,” Farren-Price said.

“I think there’s less interest in being associated with a group controlling oil production at a time when they’re strengthening ties in the west, and when they see their long-term oil policy as more about maximising volume ahead of any peak in demand.”

Additional reporting by Lauren Fedor

Author: Anjli Raval and David Sheppard in London
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'Tons of gaps': Supermarkets hit by bottled water shortage amid surging production issues

After it was reported that food shortages were “inevitable” in Britain this summer, there is now a lack of bottled water across the country. Images of empty supermarket shelves were posted on social media this week.

However, the food retailer said the issue had been resolved and availability is expected to improve over the coming days.

Another factor could be an increase in demand for bottled water, a spokesperson for the National Source Waters Association has suggested.

The spokesperson said on-the-go products had experienced a “bounce back” due to the easing of lockdown restrictions coinciding with soaring temperatures in some parts of Britain.

However, shortages were not unique to bottled water and had affected other soft drinks, grocery items, and fresh produce.

A spokesperson for Nestlé Waters added the company had “experienced demand for our products increase beyond our expectations at this point in the season” over past months.

They explained: “We believe this is driven by the easing of national lockdown restrictions, and we have also been enjoying a warm British summer.

“This increase in demand has also had a knock-on effect on the haulage industry and we are experiencing shortages in the network servicing our supply, particularly for our international brands such as S. Pellegrino.”

Meanwhile, Chief Commercial Officer at Highland Water, Simon Oldham, told The Grocer it had experienced a “huge bounce back” in on-the-go product sales in recent weeks as more lockdown restrictions eased.

Sales of bottles were “higher than expected”, according to Mr Oldham, and had increased by 11 percent compared to 2019 sales.

The news of the bottled water shortage follows reports of other national shortages, mostly food.

Industry leaders have warned that a shortage of lorry drivers in Britain has reached “crisis point”, which will lead to gaps in supermarket shelves.

There is also a lack of workers in the production and manufacturing sectors.

Several factors are to blame, including Brexit, the pandemic, and the dwindling of the furlough scheme.

Since most Britons will be staying at home this summer, demand for food products will be higher than previous years.

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Kirsty Gallacher responds to claims of 'poor picture and production quality' on GB News

Former Sky Sports presenter Kirsty Gallacher, 45, has responded to claims of “poor” picture and production quality on GB News. The newsreader promptly replied to a viewer of the show who had been left less than impressed by apparent technical difficulties, which they claim make the programme almost unwatchable.

Taking to Twitter, GB News presenter Nana Akua gave fans an insight into the show’s production.

Tweeting to her 430,800 followers, she wrote: “Just finished presenting the Great British Breakfast @GBNEWS with the amazing @TheRealKirstyG.”

Despite the majority of comments being supportive, one viewer claimed that the production problems the show faced made it almost unwatchable.

They wrote: “I desperately want to enjoy it… but the picture and production quality is so poor… it feels like I’m back in the 80’s…”

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Hitting back, another viewer advised them to “close their eyes” and listen to the presenters.

They wrote: “Close your eyes and just listen then. The content is more important, and that’s great.”

Clearly pleased with the praise, Kirsty commented and promised that the technical problems will be sorted soon.

“Well said thank you! Those things will be ironed out ASAP,” she said.

“Great discussions and debates. I think I prefer the format of two presenters, three can get a bit intense. Great to have loads of guests to enhance debates. Well done,” they added.

Applauding the duo, another social media user commented: “You are a great team ladies, I so enjoy your refreshing honesty.”

As another penned: “Very refreshing to have a balanced view of the news.”

However, earlier today frustrated viewers took to social media to brand the new news channel as “no different to the BBC”.

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Tesla looking at Russia as a potential production hub – Elon Musk

Tesla CEO Elon Musk says the US electric carmaker is exploring opportunities for establishing a presence in Russia and opening production lines in the country.

Apart from the US, the automaker has already launched two production sites in the Chinese municipality of Shanghai, and is considering opening facilities in other parts of the world, Musk said via a video link at a forum on Russian education in Moscow on Friday.

The company is reportedly also planning to launch a production site in Germany, and to open a new plant in Austin, Texas in the US as soon as by the end of this year. Tesla is also considering entering the Indian market.
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In his recent speech, the billionaire called for a more open dialogue between Washington and Moscow.

“There is a lot of talent and energy in Russia, and I think there should be more dialogue and communication between Russia and the United States,” Musk said.

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Senate Democrat proposes $52 billion for U.S. chips production, R&D

Senate Democrat proposes $  52 billion for U.S. chips production, R&D© Reuters. U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), with Senator Gary Peters (D-MI) and Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ), speaks to reporters during the weekly news conference following the Democratic caucus policy luncheon on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S. Ma

By David Shepardson

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer unveiled revised bipartisan legislation late Tuesday to approve $ 52 billion to significantly boost U.S. semiconductor chip production and research over five years.

The emergency funding proposal will be included in a more than 1,400-page revised bill the Senate is taking up this week, as first reported by Reuters on Friday, to spend $ 120 billion on basic U.S. and advanced technology research to compete with China.

Schumer said the bill includes a “historic $ 52 billion investment to make sure the United States stays on the cutting edge of chip production.”

The proposal includes $ 49.5 billion in emergency supplemental appropriations to fund the chip provisions that were included in this year’s National Defense Authorization Act, but which require a separate process to garner funding.

President Joe Biden has also called for $ 50 billion to boost semiconductor production and research.

Supporters of funding note the U.S. had a 37% share of semiconductors and microelectronics production in 1990; today just 12% of semiconductors are manufactured in the United States.

“There is an urgent need for our economic and national security to provide funding to swiftly implement these critical programs. The Chinese Communist Party is aggressively investing over $ 150 billion in semiconductor manufacturing so they can control this key technology,” a summary released Tuesday said.

The measure would “support the rapid implementation of the semiconductor provisions” in the defense bill.

As reported by Reuters on Friday, the bill includes $ 39 billion in production and R&D incentives and $ 10.5 billion to implement programs including the National Semiconductor Technology Center, National Advanced Packaging (NYSE:) Manufacturing Program and other R&D programs.

The chips shortage has harmed U.S. auto production and hindered other industries that rely on chips.

Last month, Ford Motor (NYSE:) warned the chip shortage might slash second-quarter production by half, costing it about $ 2.5 billion and about 1.1 million units of lost production in 2021, while General Motors (NYSE:) has extended production halts at several North American factories because of the shortage.

The bill also includes $ 1.5 billion in emergency funding to help boost Western-based alternatives to Chinese equipment providers Huawei Technologies and ZTE Corp (HK:), aiming to accelerate development of an open-architecture model (known as OpenRAN) backed by U.S. carriers.

Another provision prohibits the Chinese-owned social media app TikTok from being downloaded to government devices “to better safeguard the privacy and security of Americans.”

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US energy production saw steepest drop on record in 2020

Due to economic responses to the pandemic, US energy production dropped by 5 percent last year, marking the steepest annual decline on record, the US Energy Information Administration (EIA) said on Thursday.

Last year, energy production in the United States fell to just below 96 quadrillion British thermal units (quads), a 5-percent decline from the record production in 2019, according to EIA’s Monthly Energy Review. The decline in absolute terms was the largest annual decrease in US energy production on record, and this decline was primarily due to the pandemic, which slashed demand for energy.

The EIA calculates and compares different types of energy reported in different physical units such as barrels or cubic feet by converting sources of energy to common units of heat, called British thermal units (Btu).

Due to plunging drilling activity amid low oil prices, US crude oil production fell by nearly 1 million barrels per day (bpd) last year, registering the largest annual decline in history, the EIA said earlier this year.
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In 2020, US crude oil production averaged 11.3 million bpd, dropping by 935,000 bpd—or 8%—compared to the record-high annual average of 12.2 million bpd in 2019.

Less than two months after American crude oil production reached a peak of 12.8 million bpd in January 2020, oil prices collapsed in March, leading to production shut-ins over the following months, and to the lowest average monthly production for 2020 in May, when US output was just 10 million bpd, according to EIA’s estimates.

US coal production also booked its largest annual decline on record last year, falling by 25% to less than 11 quads, the EIA said today.

Natural gas production also dropped in 2020, by 0.6 quads, or by 2%.

US renewable energy production, however, rose by 2% to a record-high 11.8 quads in 2020, due to higher electricity generation from wind and solar, the EIA said.

This article was originally published on Oilprice.com

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US production rebound will lead to new oil price war, shale executive says

The US oil industry faces a new oil price war if shale production rebounds next year by rising 1 million bpd compared to this year, chief executive at shale giant Pioneer Natural Resources said at BloombergNEF’s annual summit.

Last year, the OPEC+ group broke up their production pact in March after demand started crashing in the pandemic and US crude oil production had hit 13 million bpd in the weeks prior to the start of the pandemic.

“OPEC and Russia were upset that we grew too much,” Scott Sheffield said at the summit. “If we ever start growing again too much, we’re going to have another price war,” the shale executive added.
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Sheffield continues to believe — as he did earlier this year when Saudi Arabia surprised the market with an extra cut of 1 million bpd — that US oil production will not surge again because operators are very much aware of the consequences of soaring output and will continue to keep disciplined spending.

“If we grow another million barrels a day next year, we’re going to have another price war in my opinion going into ‘23,” Sheffield told the BloombergNEF summit.

One million bpd growth is basically the increase the EIA predicts for US crude oil production in 2022 compared to the average for Q2 2021. As per EIA’s latest estimates, US oil production is set to increase from an average 10.9 million bpd in the second quarter to nearly 11.4 million bpd by the fourth quarter. In the fourth quarter next year, US oil production is expected to average above 12 million bpd — at 12.18 million bpd.
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Pioneer’s Sheffield, however, said he was “totally against” that forecast, noting that he believes US shale would maintain the pledges to not rush to boosting output.

Large listed producers promise restraint, and the market, and even OPEC+, believe restraint will indeed be the case for the US oil industry this year. However, $ 60 oil makes boosting production too tempting for the private operators, since higher production and cash flows help them grow and pay off debts, without Wall Street breathing down their necks whether they are spending within their means.

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Rising Middle East production may trigger a new OIL PRICE WAR

Rising Middle Eastern oil production is making the commodity that comes out of this region cheaper compared to Brent-linked grades, which may lead to a price war, Bloomberg has reported, citing an FGE analyst.

“There’s much cheaper crude, and a lot of it coming from the Middle East,” Grayson Lim, a senior oil analyst at the energy consultancy, told Bloomberg.

“Those Brent-linked cargoes will need to be offered at a huge discount for buyers in the [Asia] region to snap up the barrels,” he explained. “But if they’re heavily discounted, there’s a chance that Chinese buyers may come out to buy.”

The warning comes as OPEC+ prepares to start boosting production in response to higher oil prices and the prospect of improving oil demand. However, uncertainty remains heightened as the pandemic shows no signs of subsiding in many parts of the world, including in key markets such as India and the United States.
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On the supply side, however, there seems to be a clear upward tendency, with Iran ramping up production as it negotiates with the US the latter’s return to the nuclear deal, and with Saudi Arabia’s easing its voluntary 1-million-bpd output cut next month.

Other OPEC members, notably Iraq and the UAE, will also probably ramp up production quickly after signaling they were eager to start reversing the deep cuts.

Meanwhile, North Sea fields are entering maintenance season, which has reduced the availability of Brent-linked crude oil grades, pushing their prices higher. As a result, according to Lim, the spread between Middle Eastern and Brent-linked crude oil has widened to the most in more than 16 months, Bloomberg reports. With this kind of spread, producers of oil priced on the basis of Brent will need to start discounting their product to make it competitive with the Middle Eastern grades.

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