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5 Best Brazilian Players in Premier League History

The Premier League has seen a number of superstars ply their trade in the Premier League and we have seen some spectacular players from Brazil try their luck in England. Here, we take a look at five best Brazilians to play in the league. Part of the famed 'INVINCIBLE' side at Arsenal, Gilberto Silva was one of the best defensive midfielders in the world during his time in England, with the Brazilian forming a brilliant partnership with Patrick Vieira in midfield. The 2002 World Cup winner also...

Celia, 1989 - ★★★★


It Is Happening Again: Hooptober 6 (Haunting: 36)

Country 10/6: USA, Canada, Spain, New Zealand, Germany, Brazil, Poland, Mexico, Japan, Australia
Women Directed Films: 5/2

With this film, I've completed Hooptober just in time! Might throw in another horror or two, but the list (that I slightly bloated after starting) is all done.

My expectations weren't set right at all, so I'll start by helping yours. Celia is quite similar to a Ken Loach, social realism type film. There are a few monsters (in the way something like Pan's Labyrinth will use a child's imagination to insert otherworldly events), but it's that same stripped down style and straightforward narrative about the cruelties of life. As a 9 year old, the titular Celia just wants to be friends with the nice neighbors and have a cute rabbit pet. She doesn't understand why those same people are being persecuted for associating with the communist party, or the repercussions of the rabbit plague in Australia. She's a kid; she's basically powerless in the face of what happens around her.

It takes a little time to get going, but once it does, this holds it own up against Loach himself. Ann Turner shows so much promise here; it's a shame she didn't make much else. Once I managed to settle in with the movie, I found it full of with emotional resonance. Much of that comes from Rebecca Smart, who makes Celia adorable, nearing some of the greatest child performances. Her character is such a sweet girl, though one who, in a fit of desperation to regain some control over her environment, makes dolls to attempt a ritual to kill her father and the other oppressive figures in her life. This movie really isn't afraid to get dark and upsetting, because the world is harsh and often doesn't care enough about children to understand them.

The filmmaking and visuals are never flashy, but the writing and performances make it worthwhile. Characters are quite three dimensional -- case in point, I really wanted to just hate the father for being terrible, and he definitely is, yet the movie would keep going "wait, he's still a person, not a monster!" and giving him moments of decency. Come to think of it, although Loach has thrown slightly sucker punches to my emotions, this movie is probably more nuanced than the two I've seen by him (Kes and Family Life).

This is very much worth seeing and should at least have more than its current sub-600 watch count.


Drake Connects with Kevin O Chris for Official Remix of "Ela É Do Tipo"


This past spring, popular Brazilian artist Kevin O Chris saw a great deal of success with the release of his "Ela É Do Tipo" single. Now, after racking up over 15 million views on the May video for the aforementioned track, Kevin O Chris is crossing borders and musical boundaries, teaming up with Drake for the official remix of "Ela É Do Tipo"This new rework of " "Ela É Do Tipo" comes at a fitting time for Drake, as the OVO superstar is only two months removed from his very first live performance in Brazil, having delivered a set at this year's Rock In Rio festival. Notably, the initial solo rendition of "Ela É Do Tipo" has already picked up over 80 million streams, so expect this November revamp to bring the record and its original creator an entirely new degree of success and attention. Drake isn't the only North American rapper who sees the potential of Brazil's baile funk music, either; in recent months, Future, 2 Chainz and French Montana have all appeared on remixes of well-known songs from the genre's biggest exporters, with Future hopping on MC Fioti's "Bum Bum Tam Tam" and the latter duo appearing on MC Kevinho's "Olha a Explosão."You can check out Kevin O Chris and Drake's new, official remix of "Ela É Do Tipo" above.Earlier this year, Drake earned his very first diamond single thanks to his Scorpion single "God's Plan."

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Sven Longshanks: Audio Insurgency 77 – AAI 103019


Ten new tunes tonight from all over the White world covering the whole spectrum of music from neo-classical to epic black metal, with synthwave, EBM, RAC, hardcore and identity rock in between.

Synthwave Redneck opens the show with a slow-tempo piano-led classical piece accompanied by strings, followed by the staccato drumming of Amalec and a harsher sound than we are used to from them.

Twenty One is surfing the dreamwave once again with his signature sounds and HeartBeat Hero is going for a darker feel than was apparent on his Matrix-themed album.

Iron Court is back with a techno-influenced industrial remix and Werksfront add guitars and vocals to the EBM beats for their offering.

Nezhegol take us back to the eighties for some Joy Division influenced new wave before we are back into the industrial genre with Brazil’s Guerreiros Paulistas.

Jack Hwite has guitars and drums added next for a ForNull remix which really compliments Jack’s cowpunk style.

Old favourites The Decency make their return with a cheerful cover version highlighting their pop influences, before the epic orchestral sweeps of Uberfolk take over showcasing their musical versatility.

Thrima step on the distortion pedal for an RAC supergroup blast with guest vocalists and Phonix add a funky undercurrent to the power chords in their number.

Russian band Krumkac blast through the aether with brutal guitars and female chanting over frantic riffing for an epic excursion into black metal territory, before we reach our final destination in Elessar’s laid back acoustic finger plucking.

Synthwave Redneck, Amalec, HeartBeatHero, Iron Court & The Decency are at Soundcloud
Twenty-One & ForNull are at Bandcamp
Uberfolk are on Youtube
Krumkac are at VK

00:23 Synthwave Redneck – Echoes - NEW
07:40 Amalec - Our Soil - NEW
10:14 Twenty-One – Astray - NEW
13:59 HeartBeatHero - The Hero of Neon City - NEW
17:37 Sydney Valette - Moya Cectra (Iron Court Remix) - NEW
22:10 Werksfront – Abfahn
26:09 Nezhegol - Искатели
29:22 Guerreiros Paulistas - Hino do PRP
32:27 ForNull & Jack Hwite - Western Apocalypse Now - NEW
35:47 The Decency - Real Hero - NEW
39:27 Uberfolk - While Rome Still Lives - NEW
43:39 Thrima - Pro Nation (Mit H8machine Und Old Firm)
48:18 Phonix -  Lionheart
52:17 Krumkac - Nas Sliach - NEW
04:28 Elessar - Time Reflection – NEW

Presented by Sven Longshanks

Sven Longshanks: Audio Insurgency 77 – AAI 103019


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Pope Francis restructures Brazilian dioceses following synod proposal

Pope Francis restructures Brazilian dioceses following synod proposal Ryan DiCorpo Wed, 11/06/2019 - 15:23


Brazil’s SEMBLANT Sign With Frontiers Music Srl; Obscura Album Due In Early 2020

Frontiers Music Srl has announced the signing of Brazilian dark/melodic death metal band, Semblant, to a multi-album deal. One of the rapidly rising stars of their scene in South America, Semblant is more than ready for the world stage. The band received international praise from the metal community...

Monetizing with Mobile Ads: Key Ad Formats and Performance Insights


The mobile ad industry is growing day by day. For a long time ads have been associated with annoying pop-ups. Today mobile ads come in many shapes and forms to create positive user experiences. Advertisers and mobile app publishers strive to be matched well, often through ad networks, ad mediation or/and ad exchange, in order to have mutually beneficial outcomes.

Forecast says, that by 2021 the in-app advertising market will skyrocket to $201 billion. Compare this number to $72 billion in 2016. This triple surge is quite impressive given how just 10 years ago the mobile ad market share in the U.S. was estimated at just $320 million.

Why did mobile app advertising take off? Not a difficult question to answer—smartphones, mobile apps and instant access to information have become an integral part of our daily life. And users want apps to be free, which is made possible thanks to mobile advertising. Therefore, mobile advertising has naturally become a valid, fully functional monetization source for mobile app publishers.

Mobile app advertising is no longer associated with intrusive delivery and irrelevant low-quality ad traffic. Often, premium quality ads are present in top applications from companies like Playrix, Zeptolab, Supercell and others. Ads can even make a good companion to boost in-app purchases.

How Mobile Ads Are Selected

Placing in-app ads is usually arranged between three parties: app publisher, advertiser and ad network or another ad demand sources that serve as a connection point. Ad networks are one of the key players in the advertising market of mobile applications. Why do networks exist and how do mobile ads work? The key function of an ad network is to match ad space (Ad Supply) from publishers with the advertiser's request (Ad Demand). In other words, an ad network gives an advertiser an opportunity to display their ads in a number of applications that are connected to that ad network. Ad networks regulate the market and facilitate interactions between advertisers and publishers and are connected to apps via SDK or API.

Nowadays, instead of integrating each ad network’s SDK individually, mobile app publishers can just integrate one ad mediation SDK into their app and receive ads from numerous ad demand sources, including ad networks along with DSPs (demand-side platforms) and ad exchanges. The rise in popularity of ad mediation has simplified the process of getting started with monetizing your app with ads tremendously.

Another reason why mobile app ads have become such a popular monetization source now is the low maintenance required. Whereas before publishers needed to spend hours every week to manually optimize their ad setups in order to make sure they filled up their ad inventory to generate optimal revenue, ad mediation platforms can do that programmatically. With advances in how ad bids get placed and selected via real-time unified auctions through the industry’s latest in-app header bidding technology, the highest earning ads for each ad placements are now selected and delivered automatically.

With that in mind, some ad networks perform better in terms of revenue depending on the region and the ad format as well as the platform (iOS or Android). So if you are considering or are already monetizing your app with ads, understanding the disparity in performance can help you make more informed decisions, such as whether you should prioritize rewarded videos over banners in certain regions or not.

Best Mobile Ad Formats

If the first thing you think of when you hear the word ‘ad’ is a banner, then you’re being realistic. However, banners now compete with multiple interactive ad formats that serve various purposes within an app. Apart from banners, the ad formats that have proven to be the most popular and the most profitable for app publishers are rewarded videos and interstitials.

Rewarded Videos

Rewarded videos are user-initiated ads from which users can earn in-app rewards in exchange for viewing a video ad. Rewarded videos have shown to be very popular with users, advertisers and publishers alike. Thanks to the high satisfaction of users and high CTRs of this format, publishers can earn the highest eCPMs (earnings per thousand ad impressions) with rewarded videos. Publishers also find using rewarded videos to be an effective way to introduce their users to the app’s in-app currency system, which can lead to higher rates of in-app purchases.


Interstitials are attention grabbing ads that cover the entire screen and can appear as a static image, a video, an interactive image or a playable sample of an app. Although this format can be more disruptive to the user experience than others, when placed at the right moments within an app, interstitials are a great choice for publishers to use. They offer high CTRs, high eCPMs and high availability of ads. Plus, newer variation of this format, like interactive and playable ads, continue to make this format more user-friendly and engaging.


Banner ad is the longest enduring mobile app ad format that neatly places a small rectangular ad at the top or bottom of the screen. Despite this format’s low CTR and low eCPM, it is still considered a high earning format for publishers. This is largely due to its ability to be shown with much higher frequency than other formats. Its low cost and easy production sustain the popularity of banners among advertisers, providing publishers with high supplies and varieties of banner ads.

Mobile Ad Earning Performances

To find out how well the ad formats perform among over 60 ad demand sources in 2019, let’s take some of the most recent insights from our Appodeal Mobile In-app Ad Monetization Performance Index. The three regions analyzed here are the U.S., Western Europe and Eastern Europe (including Russia).

Rewarded videos’ eCPMs continue to climb up but at a more modest pace than the previous year. For example, the U.S.’s rewarded videos on iOS and Android both saw their eCPM increased by 13% to a high average of $15.18 and $12.68 respectively from H2 2018 – H1 2019 compared to the same period the previous year. Some of the top earning ad networks from the three regions analyzed for rewarded videos were AdMob, Facebook, AppLovin, Unity Ads, BidMachine and MyTarget.

Interstitials’ eCPMs increases significantly on Android in U.S. and Western Europe. Interstitials, which includes static, video and playable variants, showed impressive eCPM growth on Android by 27% to an average of $6.35 in the U.S. and by 21% to an average of $2.38 in Western Europe from H2 2018 to H1 2019 compared to the same period the previous year. Some of the top earning ad networks for interstitials were AdMob, Facebook, AppLovin, Unity Ads, BidMachine, Ogury, and Yandex.

Banners are still important for revenue base but their eCPMs show signs of decline. Banners accounted for around a quarter of the ad revenue share. However, on Android in Western Europe, its eCPMs decreased by 27% to an average of $0.16 from H2 2018 to H1 2019 compared to the same period the previous year, and decreased by 15% on iOS. Interestingly, in the U.S. its eCPMs actually increased by 13% to an average of $0.62 on iOS. Some of the top earning ad networks for banners were AdMob, MoPub, BidMachine, Amazon Ads, AppLovin, Yandex and MyTarget.

The eCPM gaps between iOS and Android devices show significantly wider margins in developing markets than mature markets. In mature markets, such as the U.S., Japan and the U.K., the eCPMs of rewarded videos were 21-34% higher on iOS than on Android devices. However, in developing markets, such as Russia, Brazil and India, the eCPMs were 98-352% higher on iOS than on Android devices.

For more details and insights, check out the full version of the Appodeal Performance Index here. This third annual index focuses on in-app ad revenue and provides insights for mobile app publishers on the top earning mobile ad networks, ad exchanges and DSPs, along with their eCPMs, the average eCPM of each country globally and the eCPM trends of mobile ad formats on both iOS and Android devices.


Pope restructures Brazilian dioceses following synod proposal

Following a proposal made during the Synod of Bishops for the Amazon, Pope Francis restructured several dioceses in the Brazilian Amazon to better address the needs of local Catholics.

SR and MA (Temporary Leave from the Jurisdiction) [2019] EWHC 435

Case note: In a tweet: Local expert evidence key to securing temporary leave to remove a child to Brazil (a Hague Convention country with a poor reputation for compliance) for holidays.

Əfsanələrin oyununda bənzərsiz olay – VİDEO

Əfsanələrin oyununda bənzərsiz olay – VİDEO

Hayfa şəhərində İsrail və Braziliya futbolunun əfsanələri arasında keçilən xeyriyyə matçında (2:4) bənzərsiz hadisə baş verib. xəbər verir ki, 51-ci dəqiqədə görüşün qadın hakimi heç bir səbəb olmadan qəflətən oyunu dayandıraraq braziliyalı Kakaya sarı vərəqə göstərib. Bu, həm futbolçunun özünün, həm də rəqib oyunçunun təəccübünə səbəb olub. Daha sonra isə hakim Kaka ilə meydançanın ortasında selfi edib. Bu zaman onun əsl məqsədi üzə çıxıb. Onun bu xoşməramlı hərəkətini braziliyalı futbolçular da dəstəkləyiblər.


Arthur & Junior Dropped Again As Dembélé & Umtiti Return

Arthur & Junior Dropped Again As Dembélé & Umtiti Return
For the second time in three games, Brazilian midfielder Arthur has been dropped from FC Barcelona’s matchday squad and will…


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Alfa Romeo hoped for more in US GP at COTA

Alfa Romeo Racing remain optimistic ahead of the Brazilian Grand Prix after not getting the result they would have liked in Austin.

Triângulo das Bermudas – 2a parte


Quando vi o caldeirão fumegando e me dei conta que estávamos sendo preparados para virar sopa de índio, pensei: “isso só pode ser um pesadelo”. Não era. Fiz sinal pro meu companheiro que, com a cabeça embaralhada pelos efeitos do cachimbo de bambu, não havia percebido a gravidade da situação. Parti para uma ideia de ...

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Bom mesmo é ser cachorro


O cão sempre foi o melhor amigo do homem. De uns tempos para cá começou a haver reciprocidade. E o resultado de tantos anos sem apreciação é que tem gente, hoje, que gosta mais de cachorro do que de gente. Dizem que é porque são mais sinceros, os cães. Quando ele não vai com a ...

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Maxs Souza

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Supply Chain Transparency Critical to Slowing Down the Amazon Deforestation

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As the magnitude of the Amazon fires has now reached a level in which scientists are confirming that the ongoing destruction can have catastrophic consequences for Brazil and the world, businesses are beginning to reconsider sourcing their supplies from the area in response. 

Over the last months, the Amazon deforestation rate was an area of Manhattan every day, following reports that farmers were clearing land for crop fields and cattle ranches, as the new Brazilian government was opening up the region to economic activity. According to the country’s National Institute for Space Research, Brazil (the world’s largest beef exporter) had over 72,000 fire outbreaks this year, with more than half of them located in the Amazon. This number represents an 84-percent increase compared to last year.
The Amazon is the largest rainforest in the world, a home to one million native people and three million species of plants and animals. The rainforest covers an area about half the size of Europe and is a vital source of carbon that helps to slow down the pace of global warming, absorbing millions of tonnes of carbon emissions every year. With deforestation, the rainforest’s capacity to absorb carbon emissions is reducing and the carbon they are storing is released into the atmosphere. Non-profit organisation Mighty Earth estimates that globally there are 1.6 billion acres of degraded land for agriculture to expand without deforestation, however the Amazon continues to be cleared for beef production. 
Earlier this month, H&M announced that they stopped purchasing leather from Brazil over concerns that the country’s cattle industry is the main contributor of the Amazon deforestation. Other companies such VF Corporation, the parent company of North Face, Vans and Timberland followed. While these companies play relatively small roles in the area with VF Corporation sourcing around five percent and H&M one percent of their leather from Brazil, businesses sourcing from the area are increasingly focus on reviewing their supply chains.
In a recent statement, Mars announced that they are developing action plans for raw materials linked to deforestation, such as beef and palm oil, and the company’s targets for reducing emissions include the impact of agriculture and land use change. Nestle, which sources meat, palm oil, soy and cocoa from Brazil, has also announced that they are monitoring their suppliers and would immediately cease sourcing from suppliers found to be linked to Amazon deforestation.
The situation is not only critical in the Amazon, but also in many other parts of the world like Africa, this is a positive step toward raising awareness and taking steps to protect the environment and fight climate change. 
Research suggests that avoiding or at least reducing meat and dairy products is the single most effective way to improve our environmental impact on the planet. With the world’s population increasing, the growth in food demand is predicted to reach between 59 to 98 percent by 2050, and as a result, agricultural markets will be impacted – farmers will have to increase agricultural land and enhance productivity, however this still might not be quick enough to meet the growing demand. In addition, climate change-driven water shortages, rising global temperatures and extreme weather changes will play a key role. To address this, a new approach to food is necessary and according to the UN, switching to a plant-based diet can reduce the burden on the environment and help to fight climate change.


Brazil’s ethanol and RE use compensates for increased deforestation GHG emissions in 2018

In Brazil, Reuters reports that the country uses enough ethanol and other renewable energy that its carbon emissions has remained stable over the past year despite the ongoing deforestation that plagues its green reputation with just a 0.3% increase in 2018 over 2017. The energy sector’s emissions dropped 5% while deforestation’s rose 3.6%, but even […]

Ederson a doubt for Man City’s clash with Liverpool after injury against Atalanta

The Brazilian was replaced at half-time at the San Siro.

Brazil would be welcome to join OPEC, Secretary General Barkindo says

OPEC Secretary-General Mohammad Barkindo said on Tuesday that Brazil would be welcome to join the oil producer group but it had not yet made an official request to do so.“They would be most

ARCOmadrid 2020 will boost its image as a fair for discovering national and international creative talent

Nov 06, 2019

• The fair continues to attract first-level international galleries and is stepping up its support for innovation and research by adding new galleries

• There will be 210 galleries from 30 countries, of which 171 make up the General Programme, in addition to the curated sections: It’s Just a Matter of Time featuring a selection of 13 artists from 11 galleries; Dialogues, with 10 galleries, and Opening, with 21

• As well as giving creators a more prominent role through talks, guided tours and more artist projects, 35% of the galleries will be participating in programmes showcasing one or two artists, making ARCOmadrid an even better place to discover artists’ work

• For the first time, visitors will have the option to take professional guided tours. Registration is required and the cost is 20 euros

Madrid, 6th November 2019 --( ASIA TODAY )-- ARCOmadrid 2020, organised by IFEMA will hold its 39th edition from 26 February to 1 March. The event is stepping up its support for innovation and research and will be focused on the concept It’s Just a Matter of Time as its main theme, which will analyse artistic practices through the work of Félix González-Torres. The good health of ARCO and the confidence of the sector in the Fair and in the Spanish market are reflected in the interest shown by galleries to take part in the next event. In this regard, the number of applications to participate has increased and bolder projects have been submitted for exhibition. Always focused on maintaining quality standards of content, ARCOmadrid is encouraging artist participation by giving them a bigger role during the fair, through talks, guided tours and more artist projects.

ARCOmadrid 2020 will bring together 210 galleries from 30 countries. The event will again revolve around the General Programme, consisting of 171 galleries selected by the Organisers’ Committee, in addition to the curated sections.

It’s Just a Matter of Time is the special proposal in the upcoming edition of ARCOmadrid. The section will be curated by Alejandro Cesarco and Mason Leaver-Yap, with Manuel Segade in a discussion programme, consisting of 13 artists from 11 galleries. In the meantime, Dialogues, an exhibition featuring 10 galleries selected by Agustín Pérez Rubio and Lucía Sanromán, will analyse contemporary creation by focusing on the dialogue between two creators, paying special attention to artistic practices of women’s art in Latin American and common threads in artists from different generations. Once again, the Opening programme will be a place for discovering new initiatives at ARCOmadrid. The 21 galleries selected by Tiago de Abreu Pinto and Övül Ö. Durmusoglu, will represent works from the young international scene.

The upcoming edition will feature galleries that have placed their trust in ARCOmadrid such as Massimo Minini and Francesa Minini; Perrotin; Sies+Höke; Buchholz; Barbara Weiss; Nordenhake and Jan Mot. Among the returning galleries are Ellen de Bruijne Projects; Hollybush Gardens; Martin Janda. In addition to other important ones that keep their commitment to the Fair such as Hauser & Wirth; Thaddeaus Ropac; Chantal Crousel; Esther Schipper; Meyer Riegger; Continua; Fortes d’Aloia & Gabriel; Dvir and Luisa Strina.

ARCOmadrid is also interested in presenting new galleries which, either because of their reduced trajectory or because they are recent arrivals on the Spanish scene, present interesting proposals and allow other creators to be discovered. Along this line, and through both the General Programme and the curated sections, the Fair will be a place to explore galleries such as Anglim Gilbert; Cortesi; Fran Reus; Gypsum; Higher Pictures; Krakow Witkin Gallery; Movart; Superficie; Suprainfinit and The Pill.

Participation by Spanish galleries has increased slightly to a total of 70 – accounting for 33% of the total - not all of them from major cities, which offers an opportunity to widen the perspective and discover the interesting work being done in other parts of the country. Thus, ATM (Gijón), Art Nueve (Murcia), Ángeles Baños (Badajoz) and Nordes (Santiago de Compostela), joined other projects such as PM8, (Vigo) and L21 (Palma de Mallorca), among others.

One of the most important parts of the world represented at the fair will again be Latin America. This time, of the 67% of international participants, 22% will come from Latin America, with a special presence of Brazil and Argentina, positioning ARCOmadrid once agains as a meeting and exchange point between Europe and Latin America.

. A greater voice for artists
This edition will consolidate its role as a leading area for research, discovery and knowledge of artists. 35% of galleries will present projects by individual artists or in dialogue on their stands. From the Solo/Duo in the General Programme, with Laura Lima and Marcius Galan (Luisa Strina); Nicolás Guagnini and Jef Geys (Max Mayer); Enzo Cucchi and Adrián Balseca (Madragoa), to curated programmes with Jac Leirner (Franco Noero); Hudinilson Jr. (Jaqueline Martins); Kia LaBeija (Higher Pictures); Nohemí Pérez and Óscar Murillo (Instituto De Visión); Lynn Hershman Leeson and Bruce Conner (Anglim Gilbert); Yonamine (Jahmek); Lucas Simões and Estefanía Landesmann (Pasto).

Similarly, this call will showcase more numerous and bolder artist projects, among which will be those by Alfredo Jaar; Mario Merz and Tony Oursler, as well as younger creators like Álvaro Urbano and Sara Ramo.

The decision to give more voice to artists is also reflected in Artists Forum talks and in the Arts Libris presentations which will call upon creators to explain their work in a series of public sessions organised by section creators and other guests, which will allow a better understanding of their creative processes and research frameworks.

Likewise, collectors invited to ARCOmadrid – around 300 from 40 countries - will have the opportunity to enjoy guided tours led by artists.

For the first time the public, who will be admitted to the fair during the weekend - from 28 February to 1 March – will also be able to register for professionally guided tours which will be available for a fee of 20 euros. Visitors can buy tickets at a reduced price from 1st December to 1st February. All at

ARCOmadrid, one of whose goals is to encourage new collecting, is one again relaunching the iniciative #mecomprounaobra through the platform. From 26th November to 26th December the public will be able to buy works of art for up to €2,020 euros proposed by the European galleries participating in the next edition of the Fair. This project will be open to all participating galleries during ARCO.

ARCOmadrid will hold its 39th edition from 26th February to 1st March 2020 in Halls 7 and 9 at IFEMA, from 12 a.m to 8 pm.

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EDP in Talks for Brazil Transmission Financing

EDP is negotiating the financing of a transmission line project in Brazil that it acquired earlier this year

Kiütéssel nyert a Real, a főszereplő a 18 éves Rodrygo volt!

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Putin se u Brazilu sastaje sa Bolsonarom

Predsednik Rusije Vladimir Putin sastaće se sa predsednikom Brazila Žairom Bolsonarom na marginama samira zemalja BRIKS-a, koji će biti održan 13. i 14. novembra u Braziliji, saopštio je portparol Kremlja Dmitrij Peskov.

ATLETICO MINEIRO MG VS GOIAS EC GO - 7th November 2019 at 0:00 CET

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UBS and Banco do Brasil to launch new investment bank in South America

UBS Group AG and Brazilian state-controlled lender Banco do Brasil SA are set to launch an investment bank in South America, UBS said on Wednesday.


Brazil cancels decree barring sugarcane cultivation in the Amazon

Brazil has cancelled a 10-year-old ban on sugarcane cultivation in its Amazon rainforest and central wetlands, the government gazette said on Wednesday, a move environmentalists criticized as another assault on the country's sensitive ecosystems.


Uber to let passengers record rides in effort to curb crime in Latin America

Uber said on Wednesday that it will allow passengers and drivers to record audio of their trips in Brazil and Mexico using a new feature in the app, as the ride-hailing company copes with recurring safety concerns during its trips.


Exclusive: Brazil likely to vote with U.S. against Cuba at U.N. over embargo

Brazil is expected to vote for the first time against an annual U.N. resolution on Thursday condemning the U.S. economic embargo on communist-run Cuba, two people in the Brazilian government told Reuters.


Program using cocoa trees to restore Amazon forest to be expanded

A program that uses cocoa plantations, in combination with other types of trees, to guarantee income to the local population while restoring lost Amazon forest cover in Brazil will be expanded, the organization behind the project said on Wednesday.


Amazonie ztratila svého ochránce. „Vlka“ zastřelili v Brazílii nelegální těžaři

Ilegální těžaři v pátek při plánovaném útoku v Brazílii zastřelili domorodého ochránce pralesa a dalšího člověka zranili. Při následné přestřelce s policií zemřel také jeden z útočníků. Podle zpravodajského serveru BBC vražda vzbuzuje obavy z rostoucího násilí proti obráncům brazilských lesů.

How 'new Neymar' Rodrygo announced himself with 'perfect' hat-trick

How teenage Brazilian forward Rodrygo earned comparisons with Raul and Neymar as he scored a 'perfect' hat-trick for Real Madrid.

Un dentist bun reda zambetul pe chipul oricui: 10+ transformari ale unor oameni saraci, acum cu dantura perfecta

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Regurgitalites, sauropods with beaks, and dinosaur outreach


Dinosaur of the day Kritosaurus, a hadrosaur that was found over 100 years ago in New Mexico.

Interview with Scott Hartman, a paleo artist and lecturer at the University of Wisconsin, Madison for the Department of Integrative Biology. He’s done hundreds of skeletal drawings and his work has been featured in books, museums, and academic publications. Follow him on facebook or twitter @skeletaldrawing or

In dinosaur news this week:

  • News from poster sessions and 2nd day of talks at the 2019 meeting of the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology
    • Early Mesozoic herbivores filled in ecological niches that were left because of extinctions
    • Regurgitalites (fossilized vomit) are out there, and they can give just as much information as coprolites (fossilized poop)
    • Chemical testing of bones is looking to be a promising method of finding lost fossil localities
    • Scott Hocknull described three successful case studies of getting the public involved with dinosaur discoveries during construction projects and mining operations
    • Stuart Sumida showed an animation of evolution, using a Dimetrodon and other relatives
    • Ariel Marcy has a new collaborative game about the scientific method, similar to the game Pandemic
    • Taissa Rodrigues taught high schoolers in Brazil about evolution through paleo art
    • Emanuel Tschopp found that sauropods from the Morrison Formation did not overlap as much as previously thought
  • Kayleigh Wiersma showed that some sauropods may have had beaks in addition to their teeth
  • Les Hearn and Amanda Williams published a paper about pain in dinosaurs, and found a lot of dinosaurs survived injuries that would have hurt their mobility and ability to hunt or run away from predators
  • The Field Museum in Chicago has new sensory stations, including one where you can smell Sue the T. rex’s breath
  • There’s a grassroots effort in Westchester New York to protect land with dinosaur tracks and fossils
  • Austin, Texas, as a weird neon green dinosaur, known as Mangiasaurus rex
  • Special Spaces Cleveland and the Jurassic World Live tour worked together to design a dinosaur bedroom for Ezra Boggs, a 6-year-old with cancer
  • Lego has a new 910 piece Dinosaur Fossils set

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AIFF hands show cause notice to FC Goa and its players

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New Delhi: The All India Football Federation (AIFF) disciplinary committee on Wednesday served show cause notices to Indian Super League (ISL) club FC Goa, its players Seiminlen Doungel and Hugo Boumous and masseur Rajesh Pandidhar for misconduct during their match against NorthEast United FC on November 1 in Guwahati. The disciplinary committee has asked the two …

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Sweet and sour : An investigation of conditions on tropical fruit farms in North-East Brazil


Cette étude, basée sur des expertises, évaluations et témoignages, a été réalisée dans le cadre de la campagne d'Oxford International sur la souffrance des travailleurs dans les chaînes d'approvisionnement des denrées alimentaires. Au Brésil, après des années d'amélioration du droit du travail, la réforme de 2017 a affaibli la protection des travailleurs et facilité leur licenciement. Dans le cadre de sa campagne visant à mettre fin à la souffrance humaine dans les chaînes d'approvisionnement alimentaire, (...)

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Untamed Angling Announces Xingu Lodge — A New Operation for Fly Fishing for Giant Payara


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BRAZIL DEFORESTATION - Study: Deforestation in Brazil's Amazon jumped by 80 pct. in September


BRAZIL OIL - Brazil only manages to sell 2 of 4 blocks offered in oil auction


SOCCER BRAZIL - LaLiga expands in Brazil in search of budding young soccer stars


'Botched' doctors Paul Nassif and Terry Dubrow talk Brazilian butt lifts and the dangers of Instagram

“Botched” stars Dr. Paul Nassif and Dr. Terry Dubrow joined Fox News to talk about the sixth season of their popular show. Source: 'Botched' doctors Paul Nassif and Terry Dubrow talk Brazilian butt lifts and the dangers of Instagram

Supply Chain Transparency Critical to Slowing Down the Amazon Deforestation

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As the magnitude of the Amazon fires has now reached a level in which scientists are confirming that the ongoing destruction can have catastrophic consequences for Brazil and the world, businesses are beginning to reconsider sourcing their supplies from the area in response. 

Over the last months, the Amazon deforestation rate was an area of Manhattan every day, following reports that farmers were clearing land for crop fields and cattle ranches, as the new Brazilian government was opening up the region to economic activity. According to the country’s National Institute for Space Research, Brazil (the world’s largest beef exporter) had over 72,000 fire outbreaks this year, with more than half of them located in the Amazon. This number represents an 84-percent increase compared to last year.
The Amazon is the largest rainforest in the world, a home to one million native people and three million species of plants and animals. The rainforest covers an area about half the size of Europe and is a vital source of carbon that helps to slow down the pace of global warming, absorbing millions of tonnes of carbon emissions every year. With deforestation, the rainforest’s capacity to absorb carbon emissions is reducing and the carbon they are storing is released into the atmosphere. Non-profit organisation Mighty Earth estimates that globally there are 1.6 billion acres of degraded land for agriculture to expand without deforestation, however the Amazon continues to be cleared for beef production. 
Earlier this month, H&M announced that they stopped purchasing leather from Brazil over concerns that the country’s cattle industry is the main contributor of the Amazon deforestation. Other companies such VF Corporation, the parent company of North Face, Vans and Timberland followed. While these companies play relatively small roles in the area with VF Corporation sourcing around five percent and H&M one percent of their leather from Brazil, businesses sourcing from the area are increasingly focus on reviewing their supply chains.
In a recent statement, Mars announced that they are developing action plans for raw materials linked to deforestation, such as beef and palm oil, and the company’s targets for reducing emissions include the impact of agriculture and land use change. Nestle, which sources meat, palm oil, soy and cocoa from Brazil, has also announced that they are monitoring their suppliers and would immediately cease sourcing from suppliers found to be linked to Amazon deforestation.
The situation is not only critical in the Amazon, but also in many other parts of the world like Africa, this is a positive step toward raising awareness and taking steps to protect the environment and fight climate change. 
Research suggests that avoiding or at least reducing meat and dairy products is the single most effective way to improve our environmental impact on the planet. With the world’s population increasing, the growth in food demand is predicted to reach between 59 to 98 percent by 2050, and as a result, agricultural markets will be impacted – farmers will have to increase agricultural land and enhance productivity, however this still might not be quick enough to meet the growing demand. In addition, climate change-driven water shortages, rising global temperatures and extreme weather changes will play a key role. To address this, a new approach to food is necessary and according to the UN, switching to a plant-based diet can reduce the burden on the environment and help to fight climate change.


Ederson a doubt for Man City’s clash with Liverpool after injury against Atalanta

The Brazilian was replaced at half-time at the San Siro.

José Audi’s delicate esoteria tattoos make skin magical


Brazilian street artist José Flavio Audi is mad about mandalas and other esoteric and spiritual designs. He uses mandalas, lotus flowers, jewels and sacred geometry throughout his art, including in his tattoo designs. Audi favours intricate, delicate patterns that are very flowing and organic in nature. His petals seem as soft as real flower petals, […]

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Brazil lawmakers water down Bolsonaro's bill to ease gun controls

SAO PAULO: Lawmakers in Brazil have watered down pro-gun President Jair Bolsonaro's proposal that would have allowed ordinary people to carry weapons in public. The lower house of Congress voted late Tuesday in favour of giving hunters, sports shooters and collectors easier access to weapons. But ...

Brazil oil auction raises disappointing US$17 billion: Official

Brazil's auction of drilling rights to four deep-sea oil fields raised a disappointing $17 billion on Wednesday, officials said, well short of expectations for the highly-anticipated mega sale.

Brazil unveils reform package to tackle huge fiscal deficit

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro's government unveiled a bundle of wide-ranging reforms on Tuesday, aimed at cutting spending and reducing the size of the state to drive down its chronic fiscal deficit.

Brazil's Vale failed to report dam defects that could have avoided tragedy: Official

RIO DE JANEIRO: Mining giant Vale failed to report problems at a massive tailings dam in Brazil that could have averted its collapse, killing hundreds, a government agency said on Tuesday (Nov 5). The Jan 25 dam breach in the mineral-rich state of Minas Gerais spewed millions of tons of mining ...

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How Does the Church Maintain Internal and External Political Support?


I examine whether and why centralized religious organizations are responsive to their members’ concerns, even though leaders have few incentives to be responsive in the absence of formal accountability mechanisms. Specifically, I explore the incentives that underlie responsiveness in a hierarchical and formally unaccountable organization: the Catholic Church. Though the Church is typically viewed as an opinion leader, I argue that the Church has the same motive as any interest group to be responsive to its members because it relies on its members for key resources. First, I compile and analyze a unique data set of papal documents to demonstrate that the pope is publicly responsive to issues that Catholics’ deem politically important. Second, I employ original survey experiments of Catholics in Brazil and Mexico (N=5,006) to test how members react to papal responsiveness. The results suggest that committed members that attend services more frequently trust and participate more in the Church when the pope is responsive. The findings qualify the widely held assumption that formally unaccountable leaders primarily influence their members’ political preferences by outlining when and how unelected leaders should act in accordance with their own followers’ political preferences to extract support. Building on the insight that the Church uses rhetorical responsiveness to maintain its members’ organizational trust and participation, I examine in the second half of the dissertation how and when the Church expands its physical assets in the form of bureaucratic jurisdictions. Given that the Church must coordinate the demands of existing members, as well as compete against rival religious groups for supporters and political influence, does the Church target their resources to support political allies or challenge opponents? I explore the political motivations for expansion by analyzing 3,400 changes within the Catholic Church’s diocese hierarchy from 1900 to 2008. The central finding is that the Church is more likely to invest resources in a country when the government is a political ally. The results help illustrate the constraints and priorities that centralized religious organizations, in addition to interest groups and NGOs, face in expanding their international reach.


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Ederson a doubt for Man City’s clash with Liverpool after injury against Atalanta

The Brazilian was replaced at half-time at the San Siro.

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Brazilian state completes first GHG inventory of emissions


Pernambuco, Brazil, has today announced that it has finalized its first inventory of greenhouse gas emissions. Completed with the support of the Climate Footprint Project and technical assistance from partners Ricardo and WayCarbon, the inventory will support the state to enhance the design of its emissions reduction strategies.

Without a regional GHG inventory, governments don’t have a full picture of where emissions are coming from and find it challenging to decide the sectors in which to enact reduction policies. Through technical assistance from leading experts offered as part of the Climate Footprint Project, state and regional governments from Brazil, Mexico, India and South Africa are improving their emissions tracking reduction efforts.

The announcement comes during this week’s Brazilian Conference on Climate Change which is taking place in Recife from 6 – 8 November, 2019, and the Government of Pernambuco is co-hosting.

José Antônio Bertotti, Secretary of Environment and Sustainability, Government of Pernambuco, commented:

“Having placed climate change mitigation as a key priority for the state, we are now able to use the GHG inventory to direct the debate about the adaption actions required in each sector as well as to form the basis for reviewing our climate policies and setting numerical mitigation targets.

“The conference is an opportunity to bring key influential stakeholders together to discuss and make contributions to the fight against global warming. Together, we will showcase that Brazilian states are taking ambitious action and contributing to the achievement of global climate goals.”

The conference has brought together non-governmental organizations, social movements, governments and representatives of the private and public sector to discuss and formulate proposals that will contribute to the achievement of the Paris Agreement goals. At the conference, the Declaration of Recife was put forward, with organizations and institutions encouraged to sign and commit to collective action on climate change.

Milimer Morgado, Climate Transparency Manager, who attended the conference on behalf of The Climate Group and the project, commented:

“It is outstanding that Pernambuco have successfully completed their GHG inventory at such an early stage in the project. Brazil, and Pernambuco in particular, is one of the most vulnerable areas in the world to the effects of climate change, with low-lying coastal land at risk of severe flooding if mitigation action is not taken.

 “Pernambuco is a shining example to states and regions in the project as well as others in the Under2 Coalition and we’re delighted to see them meet this milestone much more quickly than we had anticipated possible!”

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Pernambuco, Brazil, has today announced that it has finalized its first inventory of greenhouse gas emissions. Completed with the support of the Climate Footprint Project and technical assistance from partners Ricardo and WayCarbon, the inventory will support the state to enhance the design of its emissions reduction strategies.


Making Brazil a Key Player for Protein Innovation

After successfully launching in the United States in 2016, The Good Food Institute recognized that creating a healthy, sustainable, and just food system is a global mission. The next year, GFI invited me to become managing director of GFI-Brazil. Since then, GFI-Brazil has engaged in many...

A new species of Colacus Ohaus, 1910 (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Dynastinae) from the Mata Seca biotope of Brazil, and notes on Colacus morio Ohaus, 1910


In this contribution, Colacus rubrofemoratus Sobral, Morais, & Grossi new species (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Dynastinae: Agaocephalini) is described and illustrated based on male specimens found in a transitional area of Caatinga, Atlantic Forest, and Cerrado in Brazil. In addition, the female of Colacus morio Ohaus, 1910 is redescribed, a distribution map for the genus is provided, and a new key to the species of Colacus is presented.



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World: A WHO Report of the Eliminate Yellow Fever Epidemics (EYE) Strategy Annual Partners’ Meeting 2018, Dakar, Senegal 11–13 September 2018

Source: World Health Organization
Country: Angola, Brazil, Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Nigeria, Senegal, World

Executive summary

The comprehensive global strategy to Eliminate Yellow Fever Epidemics (EYE) was developed by WHO, UNICEF, Gavi the vaccine alliance, and more than fifty partners to build a global coalition that will tackle the increased risk of yellow fever (YF) epidemics in a coordinated manner by 2026.

The annual EYE Strategy Partners Meeting was held on the 11–13 September in Dakar, Senegal, and hosted by UNICEF West and Central Africa Regional Office (WCARO). More than 70 participants, including partners, country representatives, vaccine manufacturers, donors, and experts came together to discuss the EYE Strategy achievements to date, and the main challenges that are anticipated going forward.

The main objectives of the meeting were:

• To review and discuss the EYE Strategy future plans and the way forward,

• To strengthen partners’, particularly country partners’, engagement,

• To discuss key issues relating to the Strategy’s implementation.

The meeting opened with a summary of the Strategy’s progress to date and situational updates from the WHO Regional Office for Africa (AFRO) and Pan American Health Organization (PAHO). This was followed by presentations on emerging research issues in YF control and updates from by the Strategy’s working groups, including the new Immunization Operational Guidance working group. The EYE Secretariat also presented its work on the development of the EYE Country Guidance Toolkit, a resource for country-level partners with targeted and relevant advice on scaled-up approaches to rolling out YF control activities from epidemic investigation to immunization. The second day comprised of presentations from individual countries, and overview of vaccine supply and demand, and presentations from vaccine manufacturers. The third and final day included expert panel discussions and the presentation of proposed work plans by the working groups. The meeting ended with a summary and outline of the Strategy’s next steps, followed by a guided tour of the Pasteur Institute in Dakar—the YF reference laboratory for the African Region.

The Strategy is currently on track to meet its objectives, and a number of achievements were highlighted. The EYE Governance Framework is operational with increasing interactions and engagement from representatives in the Programme Management Group, Leadership Group, and working groups. The new Immunization Operational Guidance Working Group was also established and the role of the Supply and Demand Working Group was expanded to improve coordination between vaccine supply and demand. Delegates also noted the significant progress that has been made towards the target of establishing three regional YF reference laboratories in the African Region. There has also been an increase in global vaccine supplies as a result of combined efforts by partners and strong engagement from vaccine manufacturers. The need to improve readiness in urban areas to protect populations was also highlighted, particularly as outbreaks in recent years have been unpredictable and the factors driving YF risk have changed. It was also noted that although the coverage gap between YF and other vaccine-preventable diseases such as measles is closing, challenges remain in terms of improving the performance of routine immunization for YF. Finally, improved information on YF risk and vaccine coverage is needed to inform campaign prioritization, identify populations most at risk and improve the visibility of vaccine needs.

Delegates provided their valuable input on how to move EYE forward in terms of governance, planning and implementation. Important technical priorities were identified, including effective prioritization of resources at a global level through assessment of YF risk, strengthening implementation of immunization (particularly routine immunization), and enhancing surveillance and laboratory capacity. All partners agreed on the key role of country commitment and ownership in unlocking the potential of the Strategy by implementing mass preventive immunization campaigns and scaling up routine immunization with the support of the EYE Programme Management Group (PMG) comprising representatives from WHO, Gavi and UNICEF. Other achievements in terms of the Strategy’s governance include the establishment of the new Immunization Operational Guidance Working Group and the expansion of the Supply and Demand Working Group’s role.

The meeting provided a forum for open discussion not only on the Strategy’s successes to date and examples of best practice, but also challenges and constraints. The EYE partners and working groups closed the meeting with agreement on their work plans going forward and reaffirmed their commitment to achieving the Strategy’s objectives. Delegates identified action points to move forward with the Strategy’s implementation in the coming years.


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Sunday Million: Ben_Apart wins, memorable runs for jkru005, GreekPro47


It was another memorable Sunday Million on PokerStars this week, especially for the nine players who emerged from the 11,878-entry field to make the final table.

The big turnout meant a $1,187,800 prize pool was divided among the top 2,150 finishers, with winner Ben_Apart of the United Kingdom ultimately coming out on top to earn a big $119,637.71 payday.

Here’s the story of how the tournament was won, aided by the perspectives of a couple of final-tablists who like the others won’t be forgetting this tournament for a long time.

jkru005 soars high before falling in eighth

It took about 13 hours to play all of the way down to the nine-handed final table, by which point all of the red spade wearers who had played — Tom “MajinBoob” Hayward of PokerStars Twitch, Felix “xflixx” Schneiders of Team Online, and Team Pro Kalidou Sow — were long gone.

Ben_Apart had the chip lead when the final table started with a little over 30 million when the average was just under 13.2 million. Meanwhile fellow UK player “jkru005” was one of several sitting around the 10M mark, though leading up to that point he’d been riding high for much of the previous several hours.


“I was killing it from mid-game to the final 18,” jkru005 told us, noting how he’d had the chip lead with 180 players left and remained in the top 10 all of the way to the last two tables. But as play wore on and the field whittled further, the differences in the stacks got smaller.

“It got to a stage 12-handed where chip distribution was so flat that if you lose a flip you go from 1st to 10th,” explains jkru005. He recalls one key hand with 14 left in which he knocked out an opponent after three-betting all-in with K-J, getting called by 7-7, and hitting a jack to win.

“After winning this pot I definitely thought I would be in the run to win, but unfortunately fate had other plans. :(”

Indeed it was just after the final table started that jkru005 watched the Netherlands’ “Cashaoui” open-shove a stack of just under 10 BB, then from the button jkru005 reraise-pushed his almost 15 BB with Q♦Q♣. Alas for both, leader Ben_Apart was waiting in the small blind with K♦K♣ and thus put all his chips in the middle, too — and both of his opponents at risk.

Cashaoui had 7♠7♥, it turned out, but the 8♠Q♥6♠ flop had jkru005 again having visions of his tourney journey going even further. The K♠ turn dashed those dreams, though, and after the 3♥ river jkru005 was out in eighth and Cashaoui in ninth.

“I think I woke up my whole building when I saw the Q, but yeah the turn almost made me cry haha,” says jkru005 who ultimately earned one of his biggest cashes ever after playing off and on (including some full-time) over the last several years.

“I was so sad having played for almost 16 hours (if you include the $5.50 satellite that I played to get into this crapshoot haha),” he says. Still, he says, it was definitely a “good result” despite having seemingly been in position previously to go further.

Two more fall

About 15 minutes later “RafaCorreaBR” of Brazil was down to 15 BBs before getting it all in on an ace-high flop holding A♠10♠ versus Germany’s “JulianPasare”. But the latter had A♣J♣, and when the hand held RafaCorreaBR was done in seventh.

Six-handed then lasted another 20 minutes before “thebigdog09” of Mexico was knocked out, also by JulianPasare and once again on the flop.

The board read 6♣2♦4♦ and that encouraged thebigdog09 to commit a short stack with A♦3♦ while JulianPasare had 10♠10♣. But the 4♥ turn and 3♠ river weren’t enough to change things, and thebigdog09 was out in sixth.

Great score for GreekPro47

With five left “yodashutka” of Russia had moved ahead of Ben_Apart into the lead while Denmark’s “x_zola25” had slipped to fifth. In fourth was “GreekPro47”, a part-time player from Canada (with parents from Greece) who talked to us about his long Sunday.

After playing a lot several years ago while in school, poker was mainly a side hobby for GreekPro47 until recently. “The last 3-6 months I’ve been taking it more seriously, playing in the evenings and on weekends. I actually came in third in the Sunday Storm a few weeks ago, and that kind of gave me a bump to take a shot [in the Sunday Million] this week as I had some free time.”


After not having played the Sunday Million for a long time, he got a big dose of it with 13-14 hours’ worth of poker. It looked for a moment that he wouldn’t get as far as the final table, though, after losing a big hand with about 100 players left to fall back to 4-5 BBs. His kings were cracked by an opponent’s queens, despite a Q-J-T all-club flop with GreekPro47 holding the K♣. But he persevered.

“I said ‘you know what? just fight it out and see what happens.’ I ended up laddering and laddering until I finally got to the final table,” he says.

However, with five left he ran pocket jacks into leader yadoshutka’s pocket kings. The board rolled out six-high, and GreekPro47 was sent railward in fifth.

“There was one player [x_zola25] who was super-short, which might make you think it was a mistake,” he says. “But the cards came out low, so I’m pretty sure one way or another we were getting those chips in.”

After making a career-high cash of about $7,800 in that recent Sunday Storm, he’d suddenly set a new record for himself by cashing for more than $33K.

“I might play a few more Sunday Storms and some bigger tournaments when I have the time,” he says, “but I’m pretty comfortable just playing $20 and $30 tourneys.”

Ben_Apart stands alone

x_zola25 did fall shortly thereafter in fourth in a three-way hand ending with JulianPasare scoring yet another knockout. All three remaining players would lead at some point over the next 40 minutes, with Ben_Apart finally again taking control.

Indeed, Ben_Apart was so far in front that when yodashutka busted JulianPasare in third with deuces versus king-five, Ben_Apart still had a better than 2-to-1 chip lead to start heads-up.

Ten minutes later it ended with a preflop all-in, yodashuka’s A♦9♠ versus Ben_Apart’s A♣J♥, with the latter’s hand prevailing to win the title and six-figure first prize.

Congratulations to Ben_Apart for the win and to everyone else who made the final table to earn nice cash prizes and a special poker memory.

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Brazil Struggle In South American Under-20 Championships


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Thoughts on Biodiversity Next

It’s been a while since I’ve posted on iPhylo. Since returning from a fun and productive time in Australia there have been a bunch of professional and personal things that have needed attending too. In amongst all this I attended Biodiversity Next in Leiden, a large (by biodiversity informatics standards) conference with the tag line "Building a global infrastructure for biodiversity data. Together." In this post I try and bring together a few random thoughts on the conference (the Twitter hashtag #biodiversitynext gives a much broader sense of the conference).


The venue for the keynotes was delightful, and guest speakers were ushered on stage with a rock-star soundtrack (which, frankly, grated at bit). Some of the keynotes were essentially TED talks, such as Theo Jansen on his wonderful Strandbeest and Jalila Essaidi on bulletproof skin and other biotechnology. Interesting, polished, hopeful.

Some keynotes were pitches, such as Paul Hebert’s BIOSCAN where we divide the planet into a grid (of squares, really?) and sequence barcodes for everything within each grid. The theme was moving from “artisanal to industrial” scale. BIOSCAN has a rival, the Earth BioGenome Project (EBP) (see which aims to sequence the whole genome of every eukaryote in 10 years (at a cost of $US 4.7 billion). BIOSCAN is a rather cheaper, although Herbert sees it as the precursor to a larger initiative. But what makes BioSCAN more appealing to me is that it includes and explicit geographical and ecological context. BIOSCAN is interested in what species occur where, and who they are interacting with (the “symbiome”). But not everyone is convinced that mega-genomics projects are a good idea, see for example Proposals to “sequence the DNA of all life on Earth” suffer from the same issues as “naming all the species” by @JeffOllerton.

Other keynotes that resonated with me were Maxwell Gomera’s where he points out that for many people biodiversity is a risk (including an anecdote about people in Namibia seeing biodiversity as attracting the unwanted attention of outside interests, and hence something to be actively minimised), and Jorge Soberon on just how much of biodiversity informatics is data driven and theory-free. The presentation by Ana María Hernández Salgar on IPBES was perhaps the least exciting keynote, arguably because she’s tackling a probably intractable problem. We have some spectacular technology for documenting and understanding biodiversity, but no obvious way to change or significantly influence human impacts on that biodiversity.


The conference managed to score a pretty spectacular own goal by having an all-white, all male panel (“manel”) for one session (moderated by Ely Wallis @elyw).

There was a pointed response to this later in the conference (again moderated by Ely).

Personally I felt that neither panel contributed much beyond platitudes. I don’t think panel discussions like these do much to explore ideas, they are much more about appearances and positions (which makes the manel even more unfortunate).

There were other comments that were tone deaf. One senior figure argued that “money wasn’t a problem”, the implication being that there’s lots of it around, we just have to figure out how to access it. Yet, one of the sessions I attended featured a young researcher from Brazil who had to crowdfund his attendance at the conference. Money (or rather its uneven distribution) is very much a problem.


The conference had its own app, and it worked well. It certainly made it easier to plan the day, which sadly was mostly realising that the two topics that you were out interested in hearing about were on at the same time. Big conferences have this fundamental problem that there are too many people and too many talks for people to see everything. This makes the event more a statement about community being large enough to stage such an event, than actually being a place to learn what is going on. But I guess the combination of breaks between sessions, social events, and the pre-conference workshops mean there are times and spaces where things can actually get done.


There was a lot going on at the conference, I am going to pick out just a few highlights for me. These are obviously very biased, and I missed a lot of the talks.


The thing I was most interested to learn about was the technology underpinning DISSCO’s approach to putting specimen records online. Alex Hardisty (@AlexHardisty) gave a nice demo of DISSCO’s approach, which uses Cordra. From Cordra’s website:
Cordra is a highly configurable open source software offered to software developers for managing digital objects with resolvable identifiers at scale.
Cordra is from the Corporation for National Research Initiatives (CNRI), the people behind the Handle system which underpins DOIs. It's a NoSQL data store that can generate and manage persistent identifiers (e.g., Handles). I’ve not been following DISSCO closely, but this approach makes a lot of sense, and it will be interesting to see how it develops. Alex demoed a “digital specimen repository”, for example the record for specimen BMNH:2006.12.6.40-41 is here: Early days, but digitial identifiers for specimens are going to be crucial to efforts to interlink biodiversity data.

Knowledge graphs

I did my best to spread the knowledge graph meme, and Wikidata is attracting growing interest. Unfortunately I couldn’t see Franck Michel’s (@franck_michel2) talk on Bioschemas, but the idea of having light-weight markup for life science data is very attractive. It seems that long-standing dreams of linking things together are starting to slowly take shape.


This is an area that I have not thought much about. The Encyclopaedia of Life tried to carve out a niche in this area (TraitBank) but their latest iteration abandons the JSON-LD they developed in version 2.0, which seems a strategic blunder given the growth of interest in knowledge graphs, Bioschemas, and Wikidata. It seems that people working on traits are in a sort of pre-GBIF phase looking for ways to integrate diverse data into one or more places where people can play with it. There’s a lot of excitement here, but lots of data wrangling issues to deal with.

Credit and identity

The hashtag #citetheDOI became something of a rallying cry for those interested in GBIF data. Citing data downloaded from GBIF enables GBIF to pass information on usage along to data providers. Yet another example of the most compelling use case for identifiers not being scientific but cultural.

“Get yourself an ORCID” was another rallying cry. The challenge here is that the most obvious beneficiary of you getting an ORCID is not (yet) you, which makes the sales pitch a bit tricky.


It may be partly an age thing, but an increasingly important aspect of conference alike this is the chance to catchup with people you know, as well as develop new contacts and (hopefully) have your preconceptions challenged by people smarter than yourself. I spent quite a bit of time with the BHL crowd, which meant teasing them about their obsession with old books, which did not end well:

It was also fun to see Roger Hyam (@RogerHyam) in action again. Roger has a knack for cutting through the noise to make tools that are useful. He gave a nice demo of using the International Image Interoperability Framework (IIIF) to display herbarium images. Under the hood IIIF is JSON-LD and models everything as an annotation, so I think this framework is going to see a lot more use across a range of biodiversity projects. It certainly inspired me to add IIIF to my newly relaunched BioStor.


It's more a kind of pragmatic Archimedean sense that you might be able to move some subset of the world connected to any system on which you have root access or any project for which you're building a key component—from the leverage point of the command line. (The Emergence of Digital Humanities by Steven E. Jones, emphasis added)
One final thought which struck me is the notion of "agency", in the sense of a person being able to do things. For me one of the joys of biodiversity informatics is that I can make stuff that seems useful (if only to me). If, say, BHL ignores articles, well, you can grab their data and build something that finds those articles. If the data is available, and you can code, then there are few limits to what you can do. Even if you can't code, limits to what people can do are being removed. You have citizen scientists like @SiobhanLeachman (who presented at Biodiversity Next) revelling in the wealth of tools such as Wikipedia, Wikidata, etc. that enable her to add to biodiversity knowledge.

Do that at scale, as demonstrated by Carrie Seltzer's keynote on iNaturalist, and you can get millions of data points added by a passionate, empowered community.

Yet, I would find myself talking to biodiversity professionals working at some of the world's leading museums and herbaria, and they had far less agency than someone like Siobhan. They have no influence over the databases and software they use, even trivial changes aren't made because... reasons. Seemingly obvious suggestions of things that could be done, or offers of additional data are met with responses along the lines of "even if you gave us that data, we couldn't do anything with it because there's not a field in our database."

As a somewhat cranky, independent-minded academic, I greatly value the freedom to create things, and I'm extremely lucky that I can do that. But it is interesting to see that people fascinated by science but who are not employed as scientists often have more agency than the professional scientists. And maybe that's why I'm resistant to large conferences such as Biodiversity Next (and processors such as e-Biosphere 09). They represent the increasing professionalisation of the field, and with that often comes decreasing agency. When I grow up, I want to be a citizen scientist.

Immunological Dynamics Associated with Direct-Acting Antiviral Therapies in Naive and Experimented HCV Chronic-Infected Patients

The therapeutic strategies used in the treatment of hepatitis C are essentially based on the combination of direct-acting antiviral agents (DAAs). This therapy has been shown to be very effective in relation to patient adherence to treatment and has shown high rates of sustained virological response (SVR). However, the immunological dynamics of patients infected with HCV is poorly understood. This fact led us to investigate the immune system of naive and experienced patients, who we followed before the therapy and three months after the end of treatment. In this study, 35 naive and experienced Brazilian patients with chronic hepatitis C and 50 healthy donors (HD group) were studied. The analysis of the soluble immunological biomarkers was performed using the flow cytometry methodology. The SVR rate was >90% among the 35 patients. Before treatment, correlations in the naive HCV group demonstrated a mix of inflammatory response occurring with moderate correlations between chemokines, inflammatory cytokines, and Th2 profile, with a strong regulation between IL-10 and IL-17A. On the other hand, experienced patients demonstrated a poor interaction between cytokines, chemokines, and cells with a strong correlation between IL-10, IL-6, CXCL-10, and CD8+ besides the interactions between IFN-γ and IL-4. Furthermore, naive and experienced patients seem to have a distinct soluble biomarker profile; therefore, a long-term follow-up is needed to evaluate patients treated with DAAs.

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Ефим Павлович Славский
советский государственный деятель, один из основателей и руководителей отечественной атомной промышленности и ядерной индустрии; заместитель начальника 1-го главного управления при Совете Министров СССР; заместитель министра среднего машиностроения СССР; министр среднего машиностроения СССР. Родился в селе Макеевка Таганрогского округа области Войска Донского Российской империи (ныне – город Макеевка Донецкой области, Украина) в крестьянской семье. Украинец. В 1908-1912 годах работал батраком по найму. В 1912-1914 годах рабочий старотруболитейного завода, в 1914-1916 годах котельщик шахты «Капитальная», в 1916-1918 годах обрубщик новотруболитейного завода в Донбассе. С 1918 года служил в Красной Армии. Участник Гражданской войны: в 1919-1920 годах красноармеец 9-го Заднепровского Украинского полка, в 1920-1921 годах командир взвода 1-й отдельной кавалерийской бригады при Революционном военном совете 1-й Конной армии. Участвовал в боях на юге Украины и в Крыму. Член РКП(б)/ВКП(б)/КПСС с 1918 года. В 1921-1927 годах комиссар полка, начальник организационной части 1-й отдельной кавалерийской бригады (город Москва), в 1927-1928 годах комиссар 56-го Кавказского кавалерийского полка 2-й отдельной Кавказской бригады (город Тбилиси). В 1928 году демобилизован. В 1928-1929 годах заведующий базисными складами «Гослаборснабжения». В 1933 году окончил Московский институт цветных металлов и золота. В 1933-1940 годах работал инженером, начальником цеха, главным инженером и директором завода «Электроцинк» Народного комиссариата танковой промышленности СССР (город Оржоникидзе; ныне – Владикавказ). В 1940 году назначен директором Днепровского алюминиевого завода (город Запорожье), в 1941 году – директором Уральского алюминиевого завода (город Каменск-Уральский). В 1945-1946 годах заместитель наркома цветной металлургии СССР – начальник Главного управления алюминиевой промышленности СССР. В 1946-1949 годах заместитель начальника 1-го главного управления при Совете Министров СССР – начальник 2-го Управления. Одновременно в 1947-1949 годах исполняющий обязанности главного инженера Комбината № 817 (ныне – ПО «Маяк» в городе Озёрск Челябинской области). В 1948-1949 годах на заводе «В» Комбината № 817 был получен сплав плутония с заданными техническими характеристиками. Из него были получены детали первой ядерной бомбы. Для реализации советского атомного проекта было принято решение идти путём приближения к американским прототипам, работоспособность которых была уже доказана на практике. К тому же научно-техническую информацию об американских атомных бомбах удалось получить разведывательным путём. В 1949 году на Семипалатинском ядерном полигоне (Казахстан) было проведено успешное испытание первой советской ядерной (атомной) бомбы РДС-1 (мощностью 22 кт). Указом Президиума Верховного Совета СССР («закрытым») от 29 октября 1949 года за организацию производства оружейного плутония для первой советской ядерной (атомной) бомбы РДС-1 Славскому Ефиму Павловичу присвоено звание Героя Социалистического Труда с вручением ордена Ленина и золотой медали «Серп и Молот». В 1949-1953 годах заместитель и первый заместитель начальника 1-го главного управления при Совете Министров СССР. В 1953-1955 годах заместитель, в 1955-1957 годах первый заместитель министра среднего машиностроения СССР. Одновременно в 1956-1957 годах начальник Главного управления по использованию атомной энергии – председатель Коллегии Главного управления. В 1953 году на Семипалатинском ядерном полигоне было проведено успешное испытание первой советской термоядерной (водородной) бомбы РДС-6 (мощностью 400 кт). Указом Президиума Верховного Совета СССР («закрытым») от 4 января 1954 года за участие в организации работ по созданию и испытанию первой советской термоядерной (водородной) бомбы РДС-6 Славский Ефим Павлович награждён второй золотой медалью «Серп и Молот». При непосредственном участии Е.П.Славского 27 июня 1954 года была сдана в эксплуатацию первая в мире атомная электростанция в городе Обнинск Калужской области. Реактор Обнинской АЭС, помимо выработки энергии, служил базой для экспериментальных исследований и для выработки изотопов для нужд медицины. Опыт эксплуатации первой, по сути экспериментальной атомной станции полностью подтвердил инженерно-технические решения, предложенные специалистами атомной отрасли, что позволило приступить к реализации широкомасштабной программы по строительству новых АЭС в СССР. Обнинская АЭС проработала в течение 48 лет (в 1954-2002 годах). В 1957-1986 годах министр среднего машиностроения СССР (в 1963-1965 годах – председатель Государственного производственного комитета по среднему машиностроению СССР). Министерству подчинялись сотни городов, горнодобывающих и обогатительных предприятий, атомных электростанций, научно-исследовательских университетов, научных центров, полигонов и воинских частей, работавших в интересах атомной промышленности. Был на посту министра в течение 29 лет. В октябре 1961 года на высоте 4000 м над полигоном «Новая Земля» была взорвана термоядерная (водородная) бомба АН602 мощностью по разным данным от 57 до 58,6 Мт, доставленная бомбардировщиком Ту-95. Ударная волна после взрыва три раза обогнула земной шар. Несмотря на успешное испытание, бомба на вооружение не поступила; тем не менее, создание и испытание сверхбомбы имели большое политическое значение, продемонстрировав, что СССР решил задачу достижения практически любого уровня мегатоннажа ядерного арсенала. Коэффициент полезного действия устройства составил почти 97 %. Это было самое мощное взрывное устройство, когда-либо разработанное и испытанное на Земле. Указом Президиума Верховного Совета СССР («закрытым») от 7 марта 1962 года за участие в организации работ по созданию и испытанию самой мощной в мире термоядерной (водородной) бомбы АН602 Славский Ефим Павлович награждён третьей золотой медалью «Серп и Молот». Под его руководством и при его непосредственном участии развивались атомная наука и техника в СССР и странах Восточной Европы и Азии, укреплялся ядерный щит страны, вводились в строй атомные электростанции и установки различного назначения, разрабатывались и внедрялись уникальные технологии по добыче урана, золота, производству минеральных удобрений, применению изотопов в медицине, сельском хозяйстве и других отраслях народного хозяйства, возводились новые современные атомграды. С 21 ноября 1986 года – персональный пенсионер союзного значения. Член ЦК КПСС в 1961-1990 годах. Депутат Московского совета в 1930-1933 годах, депутат Челябинского областного совета в 1947-1949 годах, депутат Верховного Совета СССР 5-11-го созывов (в 1958-1989 годах). Жил в городе-герое Москве. Скончался 28 ноября 1991 года, на 94-м году жизни.
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Похоронен на Новодевичьем кладбище в Москве (участок 10).
Награждён десятью орденами Ленина (25 июля 1942, 10 февраля 1944, 23 февраля 1945, 29 октября 1949, 11 сентября 1956, 25 октября 1958, 25 октября 1968, 25 октября 1971, 25 октября 1978, 25 октября 1983), орденом Октябрьской Революции (25 октября 1973), орденом Отечественной войны 1-й степени (11 марта 1985), двумя орденами Трудового Красного Знамени (24 декабря 1953, 29 июля 1966), медалями, в том числе «За трудовую доблесть» (21 августа 1953), орденом «Звезда дружбы народов» 2-й степени (1978, ГДР), орденом Дружбы (1978, Чехословакия). Лауреат Ленинской премии (17 апреля 1980), дважды - Сталинской премии 1-й степени (29 октября 1949, 8 декабря 1951), Государственной премии СССР (3 ноября 1984). Бюсты Е.П.Славского установлены в городах Макеевка Донецкой области (Украина), Владикавказ, Усть-Каменогорск (Казахстан), памятный знак - в городе Белокуриха Алтайского края. Почётный гражданин Северска (Томск-7; 19 июля 1979), Зеленогорска (Красноярск-45; 17 июня 1981) и Усть-Каменогорска.
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Бюст установлен пред проходной завода "Электроцинк" во Владикавказе.
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Бюст установлен в городе Макеевка Донецкой области (Украина).
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Бюст установлен 25 августа 2011 года на набережной Славского в городе Усть-Каменогорск (Казахстан).

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Вадим Борисович Шавров
известный советский авиаконструктор и историк самолетостроения, кандидат технических наук (1945), автор трудов "История конструкций самолетов СССР до 1938", "История конструкций самолетов в СССР, 1938-50 гг.". Окончил воздушный факультет Ленинградского института инженеров путей сообщения (1924). Работал в различных ОКБ. С 1935 главный конструктор авиационного завода. Под руководством Шаврова созданы летающие лодки-полуторапланы «Ш-1» и «Ш-2» с поплавками боковой остойчивости, высокоплан «Ш-5» со съёмной лодкой, высокоплан «Ш-7» с подкрыльными поплавками и убираемым в борта лодки шасси. Но мало кто знает, что Вадим Борисович был увлеченным и очень серьезным коллекционером жуков. Вполне научный интерес он проявлял к радужницам (Chrysomelidae: Donaciinae) и даже написал том "Фауны СССР", посвященный этому подсемейству листоедов. Но главным делом жизни Шаврова все-таки было самолетостроение и он не смог уделить занятиям радужницами столько времени, сколько требовалось для доведения его энтомологического труда до нужного научного уровня. Поэтому его рукопись осталась неопубликованной. Более известной колеоптерологам была большая коллекция усачей (Cerambycidae), собранная Шавровым за многие десятилетия. Основу этого собрания составила часть коллекции Г.Суворова, приобретенная Шавровым еще в молодости. Собственные сборы на Кавказе, на Дальнем Востоке и обширные зарубежные связи позволили ему составить довольно полную коллекцию усачей СССР и большую коллекцию экзотических видов, в которой были представлены тропические фауны всех континентов. В коллекции Вадима Борисовича были почти все знаменитые экзоты и только дровосека-титана (Titanus giganteus) ему не удалось приобрести. Но место в одном из ящиков было для этого вида забронировано большой фотографией этого вида в натуральную величину. Скончался 23 декабря 1976 года.

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Михаил Григорьевич Елисеев
командир орудия противотанковой батареи 106-й танковой бригады 12-го танкового корпуса 3-й танковой армии Воронежского фронта, младший сержант. Родился в деревне Колунец ныне Тетюшского района Татарстана в крестьянской семье. Русский. Получил неполное среднее образование, окончив пять классов. В 1918 году стал в ряды защитников молодой Советской республики, сражается с белогвардейцами под Воронежем и Царицыном. После гражданской войны работал продавцом в городе Волжск Марийской АССР. 10 марта 1942 года был призван в ряды Красной Армии и направлен на фронт. 17 января 1943 года командир орудия противотанковой батареи 106-й танковой бригады младший сержант М.Г. Елисеев отличился в бою в районе деревни Татарино Каменского района Воронежской области. Встретив вражескую колонну, расчёт орудия уничтожил несколько машин со снаряжением, боеприпасами и продовольствием. Лично подбил тяжёлый немецкий танк, нанёс врагу большой урон в живой силе. В этом бою погиб. Похоронен в деревне Татарино. Указом Президиума Верховного Совета СССР от 19 июня 1943 года за образцовое выполнение боевых заданий командования на фронте борьбы с немецкими захватчиками и проявленные при этом отвагу и геройство младшему сержанту Елисееву Михаилу Григорьевичу посмертно присвоено звание Героя Советского Союза. Награжден орденом Ленина (19 июня 1943). Его имя носят улицы в деревне Татарино Каменского района Воронежской области и в городе Волжск Республики Марий Эл, там же установлены мемориальные доски.

Лотар Вольфганг Нордгейм
американский физик. В 1922-1923 гг. работал в Геттингенском университете. В 1935-1937 гг. - профессор Пердью университета, 1937-1956 гг. - профессор физики в Дики, 1956-1965 гг. возглавлял отдел теоретической физики "Галор дженерел атомик" (Сан-Диего). Научные работы в области квантовой механики, физики твердого тела, ядерной физики, физики реакторов, физики космических лучей. В 1928 г. с Р.Фаулером объяснил явление холодной эмиссии электронов и металлов на основе электронного туннелирования (одномерная модель Фаулера-Нордгейма). Независимо от других применил (1931) представление о квантово-механическом туннелировании к рассмотрению выпрямления на контакте металл-полупроводник. В 1934 г. совместно с В.Гайтлером предсказали существование комптоновских процессов более высоких порядков. Исследовал диффузию, замедление и размножение нейтронов, предложил метод расчета эффективности стержня управления ядерным реактором (метод Нордгейма-Скалеттара). В 1951 г. сформулировал эмпирические правила, позволяющие правильно указать спины большого числа нечетно-нечетных ядер (правила Нордгейма).

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Дмитрий Яковлевич Покрасс
советский композитор, народный артист РСФСР (1963). Член КПСС с 1940. Родился в Киеве, в известной семье музыкантов. Музыкально-творческую деятельность начал будучи в рядах 1-й Конной армии. Автор песни "Марш Буденного" (1920, слова А.Д"Актиля) - одной из первых советских песен, получивших всенародную известность. Работал в области эстрадной музыки как композитор, дирижер и пианист. В 1936-1972 руководитель эстрадного оркестра Дома культуры За музыку к фильмам "Мы из Кронштадта" (1936) и "Если завтра война" (1938) - Сталинская премия (1941), медаль имени А.В.Александрова (1973). Награжден 4 орденами, а также медалями. В соавторстве со своим братом Даниилом Яковлевичем Покрассом (30 ноября 1905, Киев, - 16 апреля 1954, Москва) написал музыку к ряду фильмов. Братьям Покрассам принадлежат популярные песни, в том числе "Москва майская" (из фильма "Двадцатый май", 1937), "Прощание" ("Прощальная комсомольская", 1938), "Марш танкистов" и "Три танкиста" (из фильма "Трактористы", 1938). Самуил Яковлевич Покрасс (1897, Киев, - 1939, Нью-Йорк), эстрадный пианист и композитор. Автор песни "Красная Армия всех сильней" (1920, слова П.Григорьева) и др. Умер Дмитрий Яковлевич Покрасс в Москве 20 декабря 1978 года. Похоронен в Москве на Новодевичьем кладбище (участок № 4). Литература: Покрасс Д.М., Песни боевых лет, "Советская музыка", 1957, № 11; Шилов А.В., Из истории первых советских песен, Москва, 1963; Сохор А., Как начиналась советская музыка, "Музыкальная жизнь", 1967, № 2.

Морис Руа (Roy)
французский ученый-механик, академик французской Академии Наук (1949; член-корреспондент 1935). Родился в городе Бурж, департамент Шер. По окончании Политехнической школы в Париже преподавал в Школе мостов и дорог (1926—1946), в Высшей национальной авиационной школе (1930—1940), Политехнической школе (1947—1969). Генеральный директор Национального управления по авиационным и космическим исследованиям (1949—1962). Президент Комитета по космическим исследованиям (КОСПАР) при Международном совете научных союзов (1962—1972). Основные труды по гидро- и аэротермодинамике, общей термодинамике механизмов, динамике и стабильности работы самолетов; провел фундаментальные теоретические исследования в области реактивных двигателей. Почетный член Национальной Академии Наук США (1964), американского института аэронавтики и космонавтики, Королевского аэронавтического общества Великобритании. Почетный доктор ряда университетов Европы и Америки. Золотая медаль имени М.В.Ломоносова Академии Наук СССР (1976). Сочинения: О полезном действии и условиях применения ракетных аппаратов, перевод с французского, Москва — Ленинград, 1936.

Гюнтер Роберт Артур Шиман (Günther Robert Arthur Schiemann)
немецкий химик. Родился в Бреслау. Окончил Высшую техническую школу в Бреслау (доктор философии, 1925). Работал там же, с 1926 г. - в Высшей технической школе в Ганновере (с 1946 г. - профессор и директор Института химии этой школы). С 1950 г. преподавал в Стамбульском университете (Турция). Основные направления научных исследований - синтез и изучение свойств фторсодержащих ароматических соединений. Открыл (1927) реакцию термического разложения борфторидов ароматических диазосоединений на ароматические фторпроизводные, азот и трехфтористый бор (реакция Шимана). Скончался в Ганновере 11 сентября 1967 года.

Иван Степанович Авакян
армянский советский актер. Народный артист Армении (1950). С 1924 года - в театре имени Сундукяна.

Дмитрий Михайлович Попов
советский партийный деятель. Член Коммунистической партии с 1921. Родился в селе Беляево, ныне Усманского района Липецкой области, в крестьянской семье. Окончил Ленинградский коммунистический университет (1930), Аграрный институт красной профессуры (1936). Участник Гражданской войны 1918—1920. С 1923 на советской и партийной работе. В 1939 секретарь Краснодарского крайкома, в 1940—1948 1-й секретарь Смоленского обкома и горкома ВКП (б). С июля 1941 член Военного совета Западного фронта; провел большую работу по эвакуации населения и материальных ценностей области, по формированию частей Советской Армии; один из руководителей партизанского движения в годы Великой Отечественной войны 1941—1945 (создание подпольных окружкомов и райкомов партии, диверсионных групп и партизанских отрядов); в августе 1942 — сентябре 1943 начальник Западного штаба партизанского движения. С 1949 в аппарате ЦК ВКП (б). Депутат Верховного Совета СССР 2-го и 3-го созывов. Награжден орденом Ленина, орденом Отечественной войны 1-й степени и медалями. Умер 7 января 1952 года. Литература: Малов Ф., Руководитель ленинского типа, в книге: Солдаты партии, Москва, 1971.

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русская советская актриса театра, кино и эстрады, сценарист. Народная артистка РСФСР (1970). Родилась в Ташкенте. В 1919 окончила театральную школу в Москве, однако начало театральной работы относится еще к одесскому периоду жизни актрисы, когда она выступала в театре миниатюр «Крот». С 1920 актриса постоянно сотрудничала на радио, с 1921 работала в театрах малых форм – сначала в московском кабаре «Не рыдай», а после ссоры с художественным руководителем в петроградском ночном кабаре «Балаганчик». С 1924 по 1927 актриса играла в Московском театре Сатиры, с 1928 в Театре обозрений при Доме печати (преобразованном позднее в Театр эстрады и миниатюр). В 1930-х годов она создала особый эстрадный жанр «Взрослым о детях»: имитировалась детская речь, гротескно изображалась не только артикуляция, но и преувеличенно подчеркнутая мимика. Во время Великой Отечественной войны выступала с фронтовыми бригадами. Роли Рины Зеленой в кино (около 40) – это, как правило, яркие эпизоды, вставные номера, где использовался ее талант острохарактерной актрисы. Из ранних ролей следует отметить роль домработницы Ариши в фильме "Подкидыш" (1939; она была и соавтором сценария). Из работ позднего периода особый интерес представляет образ тетушки Ганимед в экранизации романа-сказки "Три толстяка" (1966). Актриса точно передала интонацию и тональность литературного первоисточника, создала полноценный и вовсе не условный характер, отчего ее небольшая по объему роль выходит на первый план, выигрывает в сравнении с многословными и малоубедительными главными героями. Мудрая черепаха Тортила, много видевшая и узнавшая на своем долгом веку, в "Приключениях Буратино" (1975, режиссер Л.Нечаев), экранизации, сделанной по сказке А.Н.Толстого, – образ неявно автобиографический. Большой удачей стал образ, созданный актрисой в серии фильмов о приключениях Шерлока Холмса режиссера И.Масленникова. Ее миссис Хадсон – воплощение здравого смысла, которого не хватает ни Шерлоку Холмсу, отказавшемуся от него в пользу логики, ни доктору Ватсону, обуреваемому порывами благородных чувств. Большое место в творчестве актрисы занимало озвучивание мультфильмов и работа на студии грамзаписи. Скончалась в Москве 2 апреля 1991 года.

Джузеппе Марци (Giuseppe Marzi)
итальянский шахматист и шахматный организатор. Умер 27 июля 1980 года.

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Ефим Иванович Фоменко
директор совхоза «Кореличи» Кореличского района Гродненской области Белорусской ССР. Родился в селе Любимовка Курской губернии (ныне Курской области). С 1919 года работал рабочим на железной дороге. В 1921 году был призван на службу в Красную Армию. После увольнения в запас с 1926 был направлен на хозяйственную и советскую работу. Окончил Краснодарский сельскохозяйственный институт. После окончания института в 1934 году был направлен на работу в Белоруссию. Работал директором Жлобинского лесокомбината, свиноводческого совхоза, заведующим промышленным отделом Гомельского райисполкома. В годы Великой Отечественной войны был политруком роты партизанского отряда «Большевик» в Гомельской области. После освобождения Белоруссии в 1944 году был назначен директором совхоза «Нача» Ляховичского района Барановичской области. В 1952 году был назначен директором совхоза «Кореличи» Кореличского района Барановичской (с 8 января 1954 - Гродненской) области. Вывел совхоз в передовые. В 1965 году совхоз получил урожай 27 центнеров зерновых с гектара, надои 4000 килограммов молока от каждой коровы. Указом Президиума Верховного Совета СССР от 23 июня 1966 года за успехи, достигнутые в увеличении производства и заготовок ржи, пшеницы, гречихи и других зерновых и кормовых культур Фоменко Ефиму Ивановичу присвоено звание Героя Социалистического Труда с вручением ордена Ленина и золотой медали «Серп и Молот». Продолжал руководить колхозом до 1967 года. В дальнейшем жил в поселке Кореличи, персональный пенсионер. Умер 6 марта 1983 года. Избирался депутатом районного Совета, членом райкома компартии Белоруссии.
Награжден орденами Ленина (23 июня 1966), Трудового Красного Знамени, Знак Почета, медалями. Именем Е.И.Фоменко названа улица в поселке Кореличи.

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Ари Баррозу (Ary Barroso)
бразильский композитор, пианист, футбольный комментатор и ведущий на радио и телевидении. Родился в городе Уба, штат Минас-Жерайс, Бразилия. Баррозу был наиболее успешным бразильским автором песен первой половины XX века. Ари Баррозу наиболее известен благодаря двум своим композициям — самбам «Aquarela do Brasil» («Brazil») и «Na Baixa do Sapateiro» («Bahia»), написанным в 1939 и 1938 году соответственно. Композиции «Brazil» и «Bahia» использованы в музыкальных мультфильмах «Салюдос Амигос» (1942 года) и «Три кабальеро» (1944 года) соответственно, оба сняты Уолтом Диснеем.
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Обе песни стали международными хитами и были исполнены сотнями артистов по всему миру, однако наиболее известны они в исполнении Кармен Миранды и Жуана Жилберту. Его песня «Рио-де-Жанейро» («Rio de Janeiro»), использованная в фильме «Бразилия» 1944 года, была в пятерке номинантов на премию Оскар за лучшую песню.
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Песня «Aquarela do Brasil» была также использована в качестве главной музыкальной темы в фильме «Бразилия» 1985 года режиссёра Терри Гиллиама. Ари Баррозу умер в Рио-де-Жанейро от цирроза печени 9 февраля 1964 года.

Дин Джэггер
американский актер.

Джерджиз Хачикович Жамгарян
армянский режиссер. Заслуженный артист Армянской ССР (1940). С 1928 г. работал на киностудии «Арменкино» как режиссер-постановщик. В 1930 г. окончил режиссерский факультет ГТК. В 1936-1950 гг. – режиссер драматических театров Ленинакана, Кировакана. С 1950 г. – режиссер кинохроники. Среди фильмов: «Озеро Айгрлич» (1930), «Лечебные травы» (1932), «Автодор» (1933), «По зову партии» (1954), «В колхозе села Чарбах» (1956), «Курды Армении» (1959), «Я виноват» (1962), «Вардгес Суренянц» (1963), «Моя Армения» (1964).

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Степан Иванович Кувыкин
начальник «Башнефтекомбината»; первый начальник объединения «Башнефть»; один из первооткрывателей многих нефтяных месторождений в Башкирии и восточных районах Союза Советских Социалистических Республик. Родился в селе Алай Саратовской губернии, ныне Балтайского района Саратовской области, в крестьянской семье. В 1924-1927 годах проходил действительную военную службу в рядах Красной Армии. После увольнения в запас, в 1927-30 годах работал бурильщиком, буровым мастером буровой конторы «Азнефть» (город Баку, Азербайджан). После чего трудился техником, механиком, а затем - директором завода имени 1 Мая. В 1931 году без отрыва от производства окончил Бакинский нефтяной техникум. В 1935-1938 годах – директор трубонарезного завода. Когда в конце 1930-х годов в регионе между Волгой и Уралом были открыты залежи нефти, это послужило поводом к расширению поисково-разведочных работ. На помощь в восточные области страны пришли бакинские нефтяники, среди которых был и Степан Кувыкин. В эти годы Кувыкин показал себя, как одарённый организатор производства, и в 1938 году он был назначен начальником производственного отдела треста «Востокнефть» (город Куйбышев – ныне город Самара). Но вскоре его назначают управляющим треста «Бугурусланнефть» в Татарии. В первый год Великой Отечественной войны ЦК ВКП(б) и Государственный Комитет Обороны (ГКО), возглавляемые И.В.Сталиным, поручают Кувыкину С.И. руководство Башкирским нефтяным комбинатом, в который входили нефтепромыслы и нефтеперерабатывающие заводы. В 1942 году нефтедобывающая отрасль выделяется из этого комбината. Во главе нового объединения, получившего наименование «Башнефть», встает Степан Иванович Кувыкин. В трудных условиях военного времени С.И.Кувыкин организовал геологоразведку, бурение, добычу и переработку нефти в Башкирии, так как в это время основные нефтедобывающие и нефтеперерабатывающие заводы СССР были либо заняты немецко-фашистскими захватчиками, либо отрезаны от фронта. Поэтому на учете была каждая тонна горючего. А потребности в нём были огромными. Поэтому ГКО уделял особое внимание и возлагал большие надежды к добыче и переработке нефти на востоке страны. Башкирские нефтяники под руководством С.И.Кувыкина с честью выполнили поставленную перед ними задачу обеспечения Красной Армии горючим. Увенчался успехом поиск нефти в районе города Ишимбай (Башкирия). Каждый четвертый мотор в годы Великой Отечественной войны работал на ишимбайской нефти. Значительным успехом было открытие в 1943 году высокодебитного Кинзебулатовского месторождения, где дебиты скважин достигали 85 тонн в сутки, а годовая добыча составляла от 200 до 300 тысяч тонн нефти. Геологоразведчики объединения «Башнефть» под руководством С.Кувыкина и главного инженера А.Трофимука вели поиск нефти в девонских отложениях. 29 февраля 1944 года в районе пристанционного посёлка Туймазы (с 1960 года – город в Башкирии) началось бурение глубокой скважины, а 26 сентября 1944 года из скважины номер сто с глубины 1740 метров вырвался фонтан нефти. Эта скважина давала 250 тонн нефти в сутки, что сразу же удвоило добычу всего треста «Туймазанефть». Руководитель «Башнефти» С.И.Кувыкин был инициатором внедрения законтурного заводнения на Туймазинском нефтяном месторождении. При его участии в Башкирии были заложены города Ишимбай, Октябрьский, Нефтекамск, посёлки Семилетка, Серафимовский, Приютово, Красный Холм; построен ряд газонефтеперерабатывающих и других заводов. В 1946 году было открыто Бавлинское, а в 1949 году - Серафимовское месторождения. Объём всех видов работ в нефтяной промышленности нарастал. В 1953 году открыто крупное Шкаповское, а в 1955 году - гигантское Арланское и другие месторождения на севере и юге Башкирии, которая превратилась в крупнейший нефтяной регион Советского Союза. Доля башкирской нефти в общесоюзной добыче из года в год возрастала. И если в 1945 году она составляла 1,33 миллиона тонн, то через 10 лет достигла 15,3 миллиона тонн. А в 1955 году Башкирия вышла на первое место в СССР по объему добычи нефти, столь необходимой для народного хозяйства. Указом Президиума Верховного Совета СССР от 8 мая 1948 года за умелое руководство нефтяной отраслью Башкирии и выдающийся вклад в строительстве нефтепровода Туймазы – Уфа Кувыкину Степану Ивановичу присвоено звание Героя Социалистического Труда с вручением ордена Ленина и золотой медали «Серп и Молот». Степан Иванович Кувыкин без отрыва от производства окончил в 1947 году заочное отделение Московского нефтяного института имени И.М. Губкина, а в 1957 году защитил учёную степень «кандидат технических наук». Он один из авторов-конструкторов буровой установки «Уфимец», широко используемой в 1950-е годы для ускоренной разведки месторождений скважинами малого диаметра. Автор шестидесяти научных трудов. В 1958 году С.И.Кувыкин назначен первым заместителем председателя Совета народного хозяйства Башкирского экономического региона. В том же, 1958 году, он – председатель Совета Народного хозяйства (СНХ) Башкирской АССР, где проявил себя не только как крупный хозяйственник, но и как государственный деятель, внесший значительный вклад в развитие экономики Башкирии. В 1963 году после укрупнения совнархозов С.И.Кувыкина – первый заместитель председателя СНХ РСФСР, а после образования Министерства нефтяной промышленности СССР он в 1965 году назначается заместителем министра. И на этих должностях его знания и энергия позволили ему внести заметный вклад в развитие экономики страны. Избирался депутатом Верховного Совета СССР пяти созывов, делегатом четырёх съездов КПСС. С 1970 года С.И.Кувыкин – на пенсии. Жил в городе-герое Москве. Находясь на заслуженном отдыхе, С.И.Кувыкин с 1970 года перешёл на научную работу в Московский институт нефтехимической и газовой промышленности имени академика И.М.Губкина. Скончался 16 сентября 1974 года. Похоронен в Москве на Новодевичьем кладбище (участок 4). Награжден четырьмя орденами Ленина (1942, 1948, 1953, 1965 годы), тремя орденами Трудового Красного Знамени (1944, 1945, 1957 годы), орденом «Знак Почёта» (1973 год), медалями. Дважды лауреат Сталинской премии (1946, 1950 годы), в 1957 году удостоен званий «Заслуженный деятель науки и техники Башкирской АССР», «Почётный нефтяник». Распоряжением Совета Министров Башкирской АССР от 5 ноября 1974 года было принято решение об увековечении памяти С.И.Кувыкина. Исполнительный комитет Уфимского городского Совета депутатов трудящихся переименовал улицу Нефтепроводную, в Кировском районе города Уфы, в улицу Степана Кувыкина.
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австрийский зоолог, удостоенный в 1973 Нобелевской премии по физиологии и медицине (совместно с К.Фришем и Н.Тинбергеном) за исследования индивидуального и группового поведения животных. Родился в Вене. Окончил Нью-Йоркский и Венский университеты, в 1933 получил степень доктора философии в области зоологии в Мюнхенском университете. С 1937 преподавал сравнительную анатомию и зоопсихологию в Венском университете, в 1940 стал профессором психологии Кёнигсбергского университета. Во время Второй мировой войны служил военным хирургом в немецкой армии, в 1944–1948 находился в плену в СССР. Вернувшись в Вену, преподавал в университете и занимался изучением поведения животных.
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В 1950 организовал при одном из институтов Научного общества Макса Планка отдел по изучению поведения животных, в 1961 возглавил Институт физиологии поведения в Зеевизене (ФРГ). Лоренц – один из основателей этологии, науки о поведении животных в естественных условиях, и создатель теории импринтинга – запечатления в памяти животных некоторых отличительных признаков объектов. Наиболее изученная форма импринтинга – «реакция следования» зрелорождённых птенцов или детёнышей млекопитающих за родителями и любыми движущимися объектами (человеком, воздушным шариком и т. д.). Совместно с Н.Тинбергеном и К.Фришем Лоренц разработал учение об инстинктивном поведении животных и его развитии в онто- и филогенезе. Исследовал процессы, лежащие в основе общения животных друг с другом, происхождения, развития и «ритуализации» выразительных поз, телодвижений. Его привлекала и проблема происхождения различных ритуалов у человека (например, ритуала приветствия), а также возникновение и развитие морали.
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Занимался Лоренц и вопросами семейной, стайной или стадной жизни животных. Перу Лоренца принадлежит множество научно-популярных книг, получивших всемирное признание: «Кольцо царя Соломона» (Er redete mit dem Vieh, den Vogeln und den Fischen, 1949), «Человек находит друга» (So kam der Mensch auf den Hund, 1950), «Год серого гуся» (Das Jahr des Graugans, 1979). Среди его научных трудов: «Эволюция и модификация поведения» (Phylogenetische Anpassung und adaptive Modifikation des Verhaltens, 1961), «Поведение животных и человека» (Uber tieriesches und menschliches Verhalten, 1965), «За зеркалом. Исследование естественной истории человеческого знания» (Die Ruckseite des Spiegels: Versuch einer Naturgeschichte menschlichen Erkennens,1973). Скончался в Альтенбурге (Австрия) 27 февраля 1989 года. Сочинения: Das sogenannte öse. Zur Naturgeschichte der Aggression, ., 1963; Über tierisches und menschliches Verhalten, Bd 1—2, Münch., (1966); Evolution and modification of behavior, Chi., (1965); в русском переводе — Кольцо царя Соломона, Москва, 1970; Человек находит друга, Москва, 1971.

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советский актер театра и кино. Родился в Москве. Окончил театральную студию при Московском театре Революции (1927). С 1927 - актер театра Революции, в 1937-1945 - актер киностудии Союздетфильм (ныне - киностудия имени М.Горького), в 1945-1952 - Театра-студии киноактера в Москве, в 1952-1959 - киностудии "Мосфильм", с 1959 - киностудии имени М.Горького. Народный артист РСФСР (1988). "Самая обаятельная нечистая сила" - таким титулом наградили Георгия Милляра юные зрители на одном из детских кинофестивалей. Действительно, Милляр вошел в сознание зрителей как создатель кинообразов сил тьмы. И все по вине самого известного киносказочника Александра Роу. Приступая к съемкам "Василисы Прекрасной", он перепробовал на роль Бабы Яги всех характерных актрис, включая Фаину Раневскую. Но было решено, что мужчина в юбке - страшнее, и роль досталась Милляру, сыгравшему в предыдущей сказке Роу "По щучьему велению" царя Гороха. С тех пор он стал ведущим сказочным актером, сыгравшим одну только Бабу Ягу около 10 раз. К перевоплощению Георгий Милляр тянулся с раннего детства. Воспитывался он среди бонн и гувернанток, учился музыке, живописи, языкам - все благодаря родителям. Его отец, Франц де Милляр, был французским инженером, мать - дочерью богатейшего золотопромышленника. Закончив гимназию, юноша пришел в школу юниоров при театре революции, где педагоги долго не знали, что с ним делать, и держали только из-за профессионального любопытства. Тем не менее Милляр сыграл достаточно много интересных рол

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Position Summary Nature and Culture International, an international conservation organization, seeks a full-time Financial Controller who is passionate about our mission to conserve biological and cultural diversity in Latin America.
Nature and Culture International - About Us Nature and Culture International (Nature and Culture) works in partnership with local communities in Latin America to conserve diverse and fragile ecosystems and to develop and support sustainable ways of life. For more than 20 years, we have successfully implemented a locally-based conservation model resulting in the legal protection of more than 20 million acres of the most biodiverse ecosystems in Latin America, saving thousands of species of plants, amphibians, insects, birds and mammals and helping to mitigate climate change in the process. We have also increased the income of 300 local communities through sustainable development activities.
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  • The Brazilian city of Marica recently launched a basic-income program that gives $33 monthly stipends to about one-third of its residents. 
  • Brazil already has a national policy that gives citizens around $10 per month if they vaccinate their children and send them to school. 
  • But Marica's program will allow researchers to study how basic income affects local employment — specifically, whether it encourages people to join the labor market. 
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Residents of a Brazilian city are about to get their first payments in a new basic-income program that begins this month. 

The policy, called Renda Basica de Cidadania (Citizens' Basic Income), launched in the middle-income city of Marica. Each month, about one-third of the city's residents will receive a stipend of 130 reais ($33 US dollars) to use as they like. 

"It is not a massively impoverished city, but it is definitely one with a lot of needy people," Michael Stynes, CEO of the nonprofit Jain Family Institute, told Business Insider. Stynes is working with the city to research the effects of the program, including how residents spend their money.

The results, he said, might inform how cities outside Brazil think about basic income.

"Marica does not exist in a vacuum," he said. "This will give some of the best evidence that we have for how universal basic income behaves when it is wide policy."

Marica's program is different than the national one in Brazil

Fifteen years ago, the former president of Brazil, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, signed a law that established cash transfers for the country's neediest residents. Since then, the government has been delivering monthly payments to families; on average, households receive about 40 reais ($10 US dollars) per person per month. The money comes with a few conditions: To collect the stipends, families have to vaccinate their children and send them to school.

The program — known as Bolsa Familia, or "Family Allowance" — now transfers cash to more than 46 million people, or one out of every four families in Brazil. 

It's not quite a basic-income policy, which allows citizens to collect money just for being alive, but it has lifted incomes throughout the nation. (Minimum wage in Brazil is around 1,000 reais — about $250 US dollars — per month.) The World Bank estimates that income inequality would be up to 21% higher in Brazil without the program, and extreme poverty would be up to 50% higher.

The national program has also paved the way for local basic-income policies like the one in Marica.

Marica basic income credit card

Marica's payments don't come with any conditions. The program does, however, have a few eligibility requirements. To get the stipend, residents must have lived in Marica for at least three years. They also must be registered in a city database of people who earn up to three times the minimum monthly salary in Brazil.

The payments are being distributed in the form of the local currency, mumbuca, which is only accepted in Marica. The money comes pre-loaded onto a card or can be accessed through a cell-phone app. There's no option to take out cash. 

After the first round of participants — around 27,000 residents — receive their payments this month, residents will continue to be enrolled until the program reaches its cap of 52,000 people.

"A lot of people would benefit from program like this," Stynes said. "It will push a lot of families out of poverty."

Basic income and incentives to work 

Marica's program is one the largest basic-income initiatives in the world, but it's not the only one.

For the last nine months, the city of Stockton, California, has been distributing $500 a month to a group of 125 residents. The stipends are part of a pilot program designed to last 18 months. The Spanish city of Barcelona also recently completed a basic-income trial that delivered payments of between $110 and $1,900 per month. The program served around 1,000 households and lasted for two years. 

Marica's program, however, doesn't have an end date. Funding for the program comes from the municipal budget, which gets around 72% of its revenue from oil royalties. That means the program should be able to rely on a steady cashflow. 

Brazil mumbuca currency

It also means the researchers will get "a much more complete picture" of how basic income affects participants over time, Stynes said.

"With Stockton, there's good research coming out of there, but it is also small," he added. "The program in Marica is a full-blown policy." 

Stynes said he's particularly interested in how basic income will affect employment in Marica, where very few people are engaged in the formal economy.

"A secondary impetus for this program was to get people into the formal labor market," he said. 

Basic income proponents often argue that workers who receive a stipend to cover basic needs are more inclined to pursue work that interests them, as opposed to a low-skill, menial job.

That seems to be the case with the Bolsa Familia program so far. Bénédicte de la Brière, the World Bank economist who oversees that program,  reported that "some adults work harder" than they did before receiving their stipends, since the extra money "allows them to take a little more risk in their occupations."

Data from the Bolsa Família program has also shown that recipients spend the vast majority of their stipends on food. That's followed by school supplies, clothing, and shoes.

But critics of basic income argue that such payments reduce the incentive for people to find jobs and uses up government funds that could be better spent elsewhere. But Stynes said he many of the Marica participants to invest in their homes and businesses — not use the money as an excuse to "play video games and drink beer or do drugs."

"The funny thing about basic income is that it has to be one of the most tested welfare policies in history that hasn't in fact been implemented," Stynes said. "It's important for policymakers to see that it's viable."

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Routard Bresil Brazil 2016 French Edition

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Resmi Sudah Bek Impor Persib Jadi WNI, Ini Videonya

RMOLBANTEN. Pemain sepakbola Fabio Beltrame akhirnya resmi untuk menjadi warga negara Indonesia. Bek Persib Bandung kelahiran Brasil itu kini telah resmi mendapat paspor Garuda.

Penantian panjang Fabio Beltrame pun kini terbayar lunas.

Kabar gembira bagi Bobotoh ini dimunculkan oleh Sekretaris Kemenpora, Gatot S Dewabroto, melalui akun Twitter pribadinya, @gsdewabroto, Rabu sore (6/11).

"Bersama Peyton Alexis Whitted (pemain basket dari AS) dan Fabiano Da Rosa Beltrame (pemain sepak bola dari Brazil) usai Raker Komisi III DPR yang bahas naturalisasi.

Alhamdulillah Komisi III memberikan persetujuan," cuit Gatot.

Tak hanya cuitan Gatot, video saat Fabiano menyanyikan lagu kebangsaan Indonesia Raya pun telah beredar di media sosial.

Sekilas, mantan bek Madura United dan Persija Jakarta ini cukup hapal menyanyikan lagu Indonesia Raya. Meski dengan logat ala Brasil.

Meski kini telah resmi menyandang status WNI, Fabiano tetap tidak bisa dimainkan oleh Persib Bandung.

Karena batas pendaftaran pemain untuk putaran kedua Liga 1 2019 telah lama ditutup.

Fabiano baru bisa dimainkan Persib saat kompetisi musim depan sudah dimulai.

Artinya, Fabiano tetap belum bisa berkostum Persib dalam laga resmi. [dzk]

Ini Videonya:



"The best form of defense is attack."

- Karl von Clausewitz -


     "The best form of defense is attack." หรือ “การตั้งรับที่ดีที่สุดคือการรุก” เป็นทัศนะเชิงสงคราม ทัศนะหนึ่งในตำราพิชัยสงคราม “On War” ของสุดยอดนักการทหารชาวยุโรปท่านหนึ่ง นามว่า คาร์ล เคราเซวิซ (Carl von Clausewitz ; 1 กรกฎาคม 2323 - 16 พฤศจิกายน 2374)

คาร์ล เคราเซวิซ (Carl von Clausewitz ; 1 กรกฎาคม 2323 - 16 พฤศจิกายน 2374)
คาร์ล เคราเซวิซ
     เคราเซวิซ เป็นนักการทหารปรัสเซียที่เข้าร่วมกองทัพเยอรมัน โจมตีฝรั่งเศสของนโปเลียน หลังสงครามเขาได้เขียนตำราพิชัยสงครามขึ้นมาเล่มหนึ่ง ชื่อ “On War” ซึ่งตำราเล่มนี้ได้รับการยกย่องว่าเป็นดั่ง "ตำราพิชัยสงครามซุนวูเวอร์ชั่นตะวันตก" โดยมีเนื้อหามุ่งเน้นไปที่การมองสภาวะสงครามจากมุมกว้าง การวางแผนที่เน้นไปทางยุทธศาสตร์ การกำหนดนโยบาย และการดำรงอยู่ของรัฐ มากกว่าการเอาชนะข้าศึกศัตรู ในการปะทะยิบย่อย เล็ก ๆ น้อย ๆ

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FIFA World Cup 2014 : Brazil
FIFA World Cup 2014 : Brazil
       “การรุกคือการตั้งรับที่ดีที่สุด” วาทะนี้แฟนฟุตบอลบราซิลคงเคยได้ยินอยู่บ้าง ในสมัยก่อน (ประมาณ 10-20 ปีที่แล้ว) ฟุตบอลสไตล์แซมบ้า เล่นแต่เกมรุกจนแทบแยกไม่ออกว่าใครเป็นกองหน้า กองกลาง หรือกองหลัง จนเมื่อมีคนตั้งคำถามว่าทีมบอลบราซิลเล่นเกมรับไม่เป็นเลยหรือ นักวิเคราะห์เกมฟุตบอลจึงตอบเชิงปรัชญาตามแบบการรบของเคราเซวิซ ที่มีความหมายเดียวกันว่า “การตั้งรับที่ดีที่สุดคือการรุก นั่นเอง


     "การรุกเพื่อรับ" คือการรุกเพื่อชิงเอาความได้เปรียบ เป็นการรุกเพื่อหวังผลรวมถึงการตั้งรับด้วย โดยเฉพาะเมื่อพิจารณาแล้วเห็นว่าฝ่ายเราไม่เหมาะต่อการเป็นฝ่ายรับ ในสงครามผู้ที่ทำการรุก คือผู้ที่มีความพร้อมมากกว่า ฝ่ายรุกจะเป็นผู้เลือกสมรภูมิ เป็นผู้กำหนดจุดเป็นจุดตายในสนามรบ ทำให้ฝ่ายรับเป็นฝ่ายเสียเปรียบ เพราะต้องคอยตามเกม ตามสถานการณ์ที่ฝ่ายรุกกำหนด

     คำนิยามของการรุกเพื่อรับนั้น อาจจะไม่มีใช้ในตำราพิชัยสงครามของจีน แต่หากประเมินตามสิ่งที่เกิดขึ้น การรุกเพื่อรับก็คือกลยุทธ์การล่อลวงลักษณะหนึ่ง และเมื่อเปรียบเทียบเหตุการณ์ในยุคสามก๊ก ก็จะเห็นว่า "การรุกเพื่อรับ" นี้คือยุทธศาสตร์ที่ “เกียงอุย” นำมาใช้ เพื่อรักษาแผ่นดิน "จ๊กก๊ก" ให้ดำรงอยู่ได้หลังจากที่สิ้น “ขงเบ้ง” ไปแล้ว นานถึง 30 ปี

ยุคสิ้นพญามังกรขงเบ้ง - เกียงอุยต้องรับผิดชอบการดำรงอยู่ของ จ๊กก๊ก
     ขงเบ้ง คือยอดคนแห่งยุคสามก๊ก ในตอนที่ขงเบ้งตาย หนังสือสามก๊กหลายเล่ม ภาพยนตร์หลายเรื่อง พากันจบลงที่ตรงนั้น ... หากไม่รู้ตอนจบมาก่อน ใครต่อใครก็คงจะพากันคิดว่าพอขงเบ้งตาย จ๊กก๊กก็สลาย ซึ่งนั่นก็ถูกอยู่บ้าง แต่ความจริงก็คือ จ๊กก๊กยังคงอยู่ได้กว่าครึ่งค่อนชีวิตคน

     นับตั้งแต่เล่าปี่เชิญขงเบ้งลงจากเขาโงลังกั๋ง ขงเบ้งมีระยะเวลาเฉิดฉายอยู่ในเรื่องสามก๊กแค่ 27 ปี แต่เกียงอุย ลูกศิษย์เอกของขงเบ้ง สามารถรับช่วงดูแลจ๊กก๊กได้ถึง 30 ปี ทั้ง ๆ ที่จ๊กก๊กแทบจะหมดสิ้นคนดีมีฝีมือที่เคยร่วมกันสร้างประเทศขึ้นมา

     รวมทั้งเมื่อเทียบกำลังกันกับวุย หรือง่อก๊กแล้ว จ๊กก๊กแทบไม่มีอะไรไปสู้ได้ เพราะตัวผู้นำอย่าง “อาเต๊า” เล่าเสี้ยนก็ไม่เอาไหน ประชาชนพลเมืองก็รักความสุขสงบ พื้นที่รอบ ๆ ด้านก็มีแต่คนป่าคนดอย .... เมื่อคิดดูแล้ว หากวุยหรือง่อก๊ก ยกทัพมาตีเสฉวนเมื่อใด จ๊กก๊กจะต้องพังพินาศเมื่อนั้น อย่างแน่นอน


     เกียงอุย คือคนที่ยอดอัศวินจูล่งยอมรับในฝีมือการรบ ขงเบ้งยอมรับในสติปัญญา ชาวบ้านชาวช่องยอมรับในความกตัญญู เกียงอุยผู้นี้มีส่วนสำคัญมากต่อการดำรงอยู่ของจ๊กก๊กภายหลังสิ้นขงเบ้งไปแล้วถึง 30 ปี

     ด้วยสภาพแวดล้อม ลักษณะของผู้นำและเหล่าขุนนางที่รักความสุขสบาย การเมืองภายในเป็นสิ่งที่เกียงอุยเข้าไม่ถึง เพราะเขาเป็นคนจากเมืองอื่น เป็นดังนักการเมืองย้ายค่าย (เคยอยู่ฝ่ายวุยก๊กมาก่อน) เขาไม่สามารถเข้าไปก้าวก่ายหรือเปลี่ยนแปลงอะไรได้มากนัก คงเหลือแต่เพียงอำนาจทางการทหาร ที่ยังคงอยู่ภายใต้การดูแลของเขา

     แม้การตั้งรับอยู่ในเมืองจะเป็นสิ่งที่จำเป็นและเป็นวิถีทางที่สะดวกสบาย ง่ายดายที่สุด แต่การปล่อยให้ประเทศให้ว่างเว้นจากการฝึกฝนเตรียมการศึก ย่อมไม่เป็นผลดี และในภาวะเช่นนี้ หากมัวแต่อยู่ในบ้านแล้ว วันใดเกิดถูกข้าศึกล้อมไว้ ขวัญและกำลังใจอันน้อยนิดตามแบบฉบับของชาวเสฉวนย่อมไม่คิดสู้รบเป็นแน่ (ดังเช่นที่ปรากฏขึ้นในภายหลัง เมื่อเตงงายนำกำลังพลมาเพียง 2,000 นาย แล้วเล่าเสี้ยนยอมแพ้ง่าย ๆ โดยไม่คิดสู้รบ)

     เกียงอุยรู้ถึงจุดอ่อนนี้ดี ศิษย์เอกของพญามังกรไม่มีทางเลือกอื่น นอกจากเลือกเป็นฝ่ายรุก เลือกเดินเกมก่อน เพื่อกุมความได้เปรียบ เพื่อให้เขาสามารถเป็นฝ่ายเลือกสมรภูมิ และทำให้ศัตรูต้องคอยไล่ตามแก้ปัญหาที่เขาปล่อยโจทย์เข้าไป รวมทั้งเป็นการขยายแนวรับ โดยใช้แนวรุก ยิ่งไกลเสฉวน ยิ่งมากก็ยิ่งดี นี่คือที่มาถึงข้อสันนิษฐานว่าเกียงอุยใช้ยุทธศาสตร์ “การตั้งรับที่ดีที่สุดคือการรุก

รุกบุกเหนือ 8 ครั้ง

     เกียงอุยสร้างแนวรับ ด้วยการใช้การรุกบุกเข้าในในดินแดนของศัตรู สร้างความปั่นป่วนให้กับวุยก๊กเป็นอันมาก วุยก๊กในยุคนั้น ตั้งตัวแทบไม่ติด เมื่อเจอกองทัพของเกียงอุยเปิดเกมรุก ซึ่งตลอดระยะเวลาเกือบ 30 ปี วุยก๊กไม่เคยเป็นฝ่ายบุกเลยเพราะต้องเล่นตามเกมของเกียงอุย ในหนังสือสามก๊กฉบับเจ้าพระยาพระคลัง(หน) มีการรุกขึ้นเหนือทั้งหมด 8 ครั้ง ตามเหตุและตามผล ดังนี้
  1. เกียงอุยยกทัพครั้งแรก เพราะพระเจ้าโจยอยตาย พระเจ้าโจฮองเพิ่งขึ้นครองราชย์ สุมาอี้ไล่กำจัดกลุ่มอำนาจเก่าอย่างโจซอง จนแฮหัวป๋าต้องหนีมาอยู่ด้วย แต่สุดท้ายก็ต้องแตกพ่ายเพราะกองทัพเกี๋ยงที่นัดไว้ไม่มาช่วย ทำให้แผนต่าง ๆ ที่วางไว้ล้มเหลว
  2. จูกัดเก๊ก มหาอุปราชเมืองง่อทำหนังสือชวนเกียงอุยให้ช่วยกันโจมตีวุยก๊ก จูกัดเก๊กรบกับสุมาสู แต่ตายเพราะถูกการเมืองภายในเล่นงาน ส่วนเกียงอุยรบไล่ต้อนสุมาเจียว จนมุมอดน้ำอดอาหารอยู่บนเขา แต่เทพดาไม่เป็นใจ เสกน้ำให้สุมาเจียวรอดชีวิต เกียงอุยจึงถูกตีแตกพ่ายไป
  3. พระเจ้าโจฮอง และสุมาสูตาย โจมอและสุมาเจียวขึ้นแทน การเมืองภายในวุยก๊กอยู่ในช่วงผลัดเปลี่ยน เกียงอุยจึงบุกเหนือครั้งที่ 3 แต่ไม่อาจตีเตงงายที่เมืองเตกโตเสียได้ และถูกอุบายจนต้องถอยทัพกลับ
  4. เกียงอุยยกทัพไปเขากิสานตามเหตุ 5 ประการ คือ มีกำลังใจดี , ชำนาญสงคราม , บุกทางเรือไม่เหนื่อยล้า , ชัยภูมิได้เปรียบ และ มีเสบียงอาหารบริบูรณ์ แต่เตงงายก็รู้ถึงเหตุทั้ง 5 นี้เช่นกัน และเตรียมรับมือเกียงอุยเป็นอย่างดี สุดท้ายจึงโจมตีเกียงอุยจนล่าถอยไปได้สำเร็จ
  5. สุมาเจียวกำเริบ จูกัดเอี๋ยนทนเห็นพระเจ้าโจมอถูกคุกคามไม่ได้จึงก่อกบฎหวังโค่นล้มสุมาเจียว เกียงอุยเห็นเป็นโอกาสจึงบุกวุยก๊กครั้งที่ 5 ที่เมืองเตียงเสีย แต่ถูกอุบายของเตงงาย แกล้งไม่ออกรบเพื่อถ่วงเวลารอกองทัพหนุนจากเมืองหลวง เกียงอุยรู้ว่าสู้ไม่ได้จึงถอยทัพกลับ 
  6. พระเจ้าซุนฮิว ส่งหนังสือมาเตือนพระเจ้าเล่าเสี้ยนให้ระวังสุมาเจียวที่กำลังจะยึดอำนาจที่เมืองลกเอี๋ยง เกียงอุยเห็นเป็นทีจึงขอยกทัพไปตี ที่เขากิสาน ก็เจอกับเตงงายคู่ปรับเก่า เกียงอุยเอาชนะเตงงายด้วยค่ายกลพยุหะ แต่ต้องถูกเรียกตัวกลับ เพราะเล่าเสี้ยนหลงเชื่อคำของฮุยโฮขันที ว่าเกียงอุยจะหนีไปเข้าอยู่กับสุมาเจียว
  7. สุมาเจียวออกอุบายสังหารพระเจ้าโจมอเพื่อเตรียมการชิงราชสมบัติ เมื่อพระเจ้าโจมอตายก็ยกเอาโจฮวนขึ้นแทนไปพลาง เกียงอุยเห็นว่าวุยก๊กเริ่มสั่นคลอน จึงยกทัพครั้งที่ 7 รบชนะเตงงาย และสังหารอองก๋วนได้ แต่เสบียงหมด จึงต้องยกทัพกลับ
  8. การเมืองในวุยก๊กยังปั่นป่วน ประกอบกับการศึกครั้งล่าสุดเกียงอุยเป็นฝ่ายได้เปรียบ เขาจึงจัดทัพบุกเหนืออีกครั้ง ที่เมืองเตียวเจี๋ยง ครั้งนี้แฮหัวป๋าตายในการรบ แต่เกียงอุยก็ล้อมเตงงายให้จนมุมที่เขากิสาน จวนเจียนจะได้ชัย แต่ก็กลับมีหมายรับสั่งจากพระเจ้าเล่าเสี้ยนเรียกตัวเกียงอุยกลับ รวมถึง 3 ฉบับ เกียงอุยจำใจยอมยกทัพกลับ สาเหตุมาจากเล่าเสี้ยนเชื่อฟังคำฮุยโฮขันที คิดจะปลดเกียงอุย แล้วเอาเงียมอู เด็กในสังกัดเป็นแม่ทัพแทน เกียงอุยน้อยใจและเห็นว่าอยู่ในเมืองเสฉวนไม่ได้แล้วจึงขอไปตั้งกองกำลังอยู่ที่เมืองหลงเส
เกียงอุยจากเกมสามก๊ก 12
เกียงอุย เป็นฝ่ายรุก 8 ครั้ง ไม่เคยทำชาติล่มจม
     เกียงอุยเป็นผู้นำการรุกบุกเข้าตีวุยก๊ก ทั้งหมดรวมถึง 8 ครั้ง เป็นระยะเวลาเกือบ ๆ 30 ปี คิดถัวเฉลี่ยก็จะได้ประมาณ 4 ปีบุกตีครั้งนึง ....  เมื่อเอาเวลามาจับ คิดแล้วก็ไม่มากไม่น้อยเกินไปในภาวะสงครามเช่นนี้

     ทั้งนี้การบุกแต่ละครั้ง เกียงอุยจะเลือกบุกในช่วงที่วุยก๊กอ่อนแอที่สุด หรือมีปัญหาภายในแทบทุกครั้ง เพราะนี่คือโอกาสทองที่เหมาะสมที่สุดในการโจมตี เห็นได้ว่าเกียงอุยมีความเข้าใจในจังหวะแห่งการริเริ่มสงครามเป็นอย่างดี ไม่ได้สุ่มสี่สุ่มห้า โยนหัวโยนก้อยบุกแต่อย่างใด

     ในศึกครั้งสุดท้ายซึ่งนับเป็นศึกครั้งที่ 9 ไม่ใช่การรุกแต่เป็น "การตั้งรับครั้งแรก" ของจ๊กก๊ก สุมาเจียวรู้ว่าการเมืองในราชสำนักจ๊กก๊กเหลวแหลก เกียงอุยต้องลี้ภัยไปอยู่หลงเส เขาไม่รอช้า มอบหมายให้จงโฮยและเตงงาย บุกเข้าตีเสฉวนทันที

     เกียงอุยจัดทัพตั้งรับอย่างสุดความสามารถ รวมทั้งมีใบบอกแจ้งข่าวให้พระเจ้าเล่าเสี้ยนเตรียมการรับศึก แต่ฮุยโฮกลับยุยงไม่ให้เล่าเสี้ยนเชื่อเกียงอุย รวมทั้งยังนัดหมายคนทรงมาดูดวงเมืองให้ ว่าจะอยู่รอดปลอดภัยไร้กังวล ... ผลก็เป็นอย่างที่ทราบ ... จ๊กล่มเป็นก๊กแรก "หมอดูคู่หมอเดา"

การบุกทำให้ประเทศอ่อนแอ ?

อนุสาวรีย์เกียงอุยที่เมืองเทียนซุย ประเทศจีน
อนุสาวรีย์เกียงอุยที่เมืองเทียนซุย ประเทศจีน
      นักวิเคราะห์เรื่องสามก๊กหลาย ๆ ท่าน มักกล่าวโทษเกียงอุยว่า เป็นเพราะเขาดันทุรัง ดื้อดึง บุกมหาอำนาจอย่างวุยก๊กถึง 8 ครั้ง ทำให้จ๊กก๊กต้องอดอยากยากจน ประชาชนเหนื่อยล้า ขุนนางข้าราชการคัดค้าน เกียงอุยก็ไม่เคยรับฟัง คิดแต่จะสร้างสงครามอยู่ตลอดเวลา เป็นความสูญเสียที่นำไปสู่การล่มสลาย

     เรื่องอดอยากยากจนนี้ ขอให้ตีตกไปได้เลย เพราะเมื่อครั้งเตงงายบุกเข้ามาเสฉวนอย่างสบายอารมณ์นั้น เขาได้ตรวจบัญชีเมืองเสฉวน แล้วก็ต้องตกตะลึงเมื่อพบว่า เสฉวนมีบ้านเรือนถึง 180,000 ครัวเรือน มีประชากร 940,000 คน มีทหาร 102,000 คน มีข้าวอยู่ในยุ้งฉางกว่า 400,000 เกวียน (จำนำได้เยอะใช่เล่น) มีทองและเงินอย่างละ 2,000 ชั่ง มีผ้าแพรชั้นดีสี่อย่าง ๆ ละ 100,000 พับ และอื่น ๆ อีกจำนวนมาก .... ยากจนที่ไหนกัน ?

     อีกทั้งเมื่อเทียบกับหนังสือสามก๊กฉบับภาษาอังกฤษของบริวิท เทเลอร์ ยิ่งไปกันใหญ่ เพราะเสฉวนเมืองที่มีสงครามมาตลอดนี้ มีทรัพย์สินจำนวนมหาศาล มากกว่าที่หนังสือสามก๊กฉบับภาษาไทยบรรยายไว้ ดังนี้

      “2,800,000 households, 9,140,000 souls, 102,000 active armed soldiers of all ranks, and 40,000 civil employees. Besides, there were granaries with 4,000,000 carts of grain, treasuries with 3,000 pounds of gold and silver and 200,000 rolls of silks of many qualities, and many unenumerated but precious things in the various storehouses.”

     เตงงายพอทราบความจริงเข้าดังนั้นก็จัดงานเลี้ยงอย่างใหญ่โตทันที... เล่าแล้ว ชวนหัวเราะไม่ออก ที่เคยหลงคิดไปว่า เพราะเกียงอุยก่อสงคราม ชาวเสฉวนจึงลำบากยากไร้ ... จนพ่ายแพ้

     ดู ๆ ไปแล้ว "ที่ชาวเสฉวนยากไร้นั้นหาใช่เงินทอง แต่เป็นน้ำใจรักชาติต่างหาก" จึงยอมแพ้ให้แก่ เตงงาย อย่างง่ายดาย  

เกียงอุยก่อสงคราม จนบ้านเมืองพังพินาศจริงหรือ ?


     “การตั้งรับที่ดีที่สุดคือการรุกเป็นปรัชญาทางการทหารที่มีอยู่จริง และมีใช้จริงในยุคสามก๊ก โดยนักการทหารชั้นเอกอย่าง “เกียงอุย” ปัจจัยต่าง ๆ ของเมืองเสฉวน ไม่เอื้ออำนวยให้เป็นฝ่ายรับ เกียงอุยจำเป็นต้องกระทำตนเป็นฝ่ายรุก นั่นคือการริเริ่ม การชิงความได้เปรียบ การแปรเปลี่ยนสภาพ จากผู้ที่ควรถูกกระทำให้กลายเป็นผู้กระทำ เกียงอุยเลือกเป็นผู้สร้างสถานการณ์ให้ฝ่ายศัตรูต้องตามแก้ “จ๊กก๊ก” จึงดำรงอยู่ได้โดยไม่มีขงเบ้งถึง 30 ปี …

     มีกำลังน้อยอย่ามัวตั้งรับเพื่อรอวันแพ้ แต่จงรุกเข้าไป !! ... เกมกระดานนี้ จึงจะเป็นของท่าน

หมายเหตุ : บทความนี้ไม่อิงประวัติศาสตร์ และเป็นบทวิเคราะห์สามก๊กตามวรรณกรรมเท่านั้น

The romance of three kingdoms - Jiang Wei


Porn. Panic. Ban.


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#PornBan. It’s like a rash, this impulse to ban porn all over the world – despite protests that are going viral. The Twitter hashtag #pornban sprung up in July 2015 as the Indian government blocked 857 porn sites, 1 and then backtracked a bit, 2 asking internet service providers (ISPs) to unblock those that don’t contain child pornography. Which makes service providers the arbiters of our constitutionally guaranteed right to freedom of expression, deciding what we may or may not see. Seriously?

The United Kingdom recently banned a number of sex acts online, 3 including female ejaculation, even while there were almost 250,000 hits on porn sites from IP addresses in the buildings housing parliament. 4 The UK government is now asking porn sites to collect proof 5 that their visitors are adults. Will this data be stored privately and not used for other purposes? A valid question in an age of mass surveillance, hacks on “cheating” sites 6 and hacker releases of private information, including sexual preferences. 7

Iceland 8 has been threatening to ban “violent” online porn since 2013. Indonesia 9 and Turkey 10 have blocked lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ) content in the name of banning porn. The Philippines 11 has outlawed cybersex and cam girls, while a religious lobby in Australia 12 is pushing for anti-piracy laws to be extended to porn. Porn possession is illegal in Botswana, 13 Egypt 14 and Uganda. 15 And even as the Israel-Palestine conflict escalated in 2012, Hamas managed to ban “full” internet porn in the Gaza Strip. 16 Whatever that means.

Porn. Panic. Ban. That’s pretty much the policy response in many parts of the world.

But what is it about porn that terrifies so many governments, derails feminist sensibilities, offends the religious right, and attracts so many users? How can we change the way we “see” porn?

Lesbian. Threesome. Squirt. Change the words and you change the lens. From the user’s perspective, porn leads to pleasure, not panic. That’s what porn has always been about, from ancient times, when it found its first mention in the word porneia. 17 This Greek word was varyingly defined as fornication, whoredom, promiscuity and adultery, all of which have two things in common: sex and pleasure. For most users, that’s what porn is really about: sexual pleasure. (Dirty, dirty.) Arousal. (Dirty, dirty.) Orgasm. (Dirty, dirty.) Problem is that in the parental gaze called policy, sex is kinda dirty. (Dirty, dirty.)

Problem is that in this global policy gaze, the sexual pleasure-seeker aka Porn User is always a man. Even though globally a quarter of porn viewers are women. 18 Make that 35% in Brazil and the Philippines, 24% in France, 23% in India and Argentina, and come on, Japanese women, you 17% laggards. 19 A 2015 survey of Pornhub and Redtube, 20 which gets 40 million viewers each month, shows that women like watching women. (And Kim Kardashian, James Deen, pussy-licking and rough sex.) “What immediately jumps out is that ladies prefer to take their time, with their average visits to the site lasting a lavish 10 minutes and 10 seconds, compared to men who go for just 9:22,” notes the cocky analysis. “Treat yourselves, ladies!”

So one gender gap is slowly closing as porn moves indoors from the publicness of peepshows and DVD parlours to the relative privacy of one’s own home. (We should be celebrating, not lamenting this “normalisation” of porn, no?) And don’t forget how notions of privacy shape behaviour here. No Peeping Toms. No looking over one’s shoulder. No idea of what we get off on so long as porn sites don’t start matching individual viewers to their viewing habits. Which means that even though “lesbian”, “threesome” and “squirt” are the top three terms that women searched for on Pornhub and RedTube in 2015, the data is anonymised and secure. (Hopefully.) No one’s going to land up at their doorsteps to blackmail them. (Hopefully.) They’re not going to be branded with the scarlet letter P, the digital equivalent of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s analog adulteress, 21 forced to wear the letter A in the 17th century.

Yes. Porn is becoming a bit of a Scarlet Letter – a private act portrayed as a public menace. Privacy is the right to be let alone, wrote Justices Warren and Brandeis of the United States (US) Supreme Court in their iconic 1890 essay. 22 That too was in a context when new media technologies – “instantaneous photographs”, “newspaper enterprises”, “mechanical devices” – were producing panic. Technological change has, of course, always given rise to panic: even the sewing machine was once thought to create deviant desires in women, as they rhythmically moved their legs up and down to its gentle whirr. And women, of course, have always been subjected to moral panics and moralistic privacy 23 when it comes to sexuality, notes law professor Anita L. Allen. One that is associated with “heightened modesty”, self-concealment, and chastity. (Don’t show yourself. Don’t watch other women. In short, no pornification.) Porn’s genteel cousin, erotica, has also faced similar panics. Remember the ban on D. H. Lawrence’s Lady Chatterley’s Lover 24 in the 1960s?

Problem is, in the policy gaze, women are still stuck in the passenger seat when it comes to sex. It imagines the hubby coming home, all pumped up, and asking the missus to go beyond the missionary position. Just like he saw on his iPad mini. (Dirty, dirty.) You see? Man, driver. Woman, passenger. From the first utterance of porneia, men have been seen as the drivers of sex, women its passengers. Never mind that this is rooted in another P – Patriarchy – which insists that women must have no sexual desire, let alone know pleasure-enhancing postures. (Dirty, dirty). Never mind that many women still can’t refuse men sex, or get them to wear condoms. Never mind every inequality between men and women that pops up everywhere, including in the bedroom. If there was greater equality between the genders, fewer women would feign headaches when they don't want to have sex.

That’s gender inequality. That’s what we need to fix. But it’s so much easier to blame porn for patriarchy, no?

Multi-million. Dollar. Industry. This is how anti-porn crusaders often refer to porn. It’s a magic bullet, this phrase, guaranteed to derail logic. Guaranteed to make folks see red. As if we’re not doing all sorts of things like buying biscuits and Maggi noodles and data connections from multi-million dollar enterprises.

Of course we’re all proponents of the small, the stand-alone, the artisanal. But. Can porn be damned just because it’s big business? Let’s stop eating Glucose biscuits first. And must we start loving all independent 25 or homemade porn, right from consenting cam girls to non-consensual hidden cam porn in cyber cafés? Nah. Like in other industries, porn production is “ethical”, when there are no unfair or exploitative contractual or labour practices. When performers are not being pushed to perform sex acts beyond the contract or without condoms. But that’s not enough. Porn is legit, first and foremost, if it’s based on consent. And consent cuts all the way down the line: from those who are paid to perform porn to those who freely turn their images into porn for private pleasure. That some of these images end up as non-consensual porn – often called revenge porn – is a problem that policy makers in some countries have finally begun to tackle, notably in the US where revenge porn is a crime in several states. 26

But try asking anti-porn campaigners to use consent as a yardstick. No. In the anti-porn worldview, ALL porn causes harm to ALL women: those who consume it and those who don’t. All porn objectifies and dehumanises women, never mind women who have starred as “personified” subjects! In this camp, there’s only one kind of porn – in which men treat women as instruments to satisfy their sexual desires. In which porn is the villain with a capital P, mutating “healthy” sexual desires and relationships into “unhealthy” ones. 27 It’s never about mutual pleasure or that there are as many kinds of porn as there are sexual desires. Including queer crip porn. 28 It’s rarely about porn performers who don’t see themselves as victims. Or the issues porn performers themselves raise. “My stage name is less about withholding parts of myself or maintaining privacy than it is a symbol of the idea that I am more than just my job or any other isolated slice of my identity,” says US porn performer, Stoya. 29 “Yes, there’s a paradox here in that I willingly engage in work that reduces me to a few sexual facets of myself but expect to be seen as a multifaceted person outside of that work. I participate in an illusion of easy physical access…”

If objectification is the charge that some feminists typically hurl at porn, addiction is its moralist cousin. In the digital porn discourse, access is often vilified as “addiction” with untold consequences. Portrayed as a drug. A petitioner to India's parliament argues that online porn must be banned before we turn into the equivalent of “Motherless or Fatherless America”. 30 This trend is “related to those ‘orphaned’ children, whose father or mother, though alive, are addicted to cyberpornography and don’t take any care of their children or the family,” the petitioner argues. Another #pornban petitioner in India's Supreme Court raises this bombast to untold heights. 31 “Nothing can more efficiently destroy a person, fizzle their mind, evaporate their future, eliminate their potential or destroy society like pornography,” he argues. “It is so terrible that many do not even recognize it until it is too late, and most refuse to admit it. It is worse than Hitler, worse than AIDS, cancer or any other epidemic. It is more catastrophic than nuclear holocaust, and it must be stopped.”

This #pornban petition goes on to hold online pornography accountable for increasing violence against women, an emotive charge (like “multi-million dollar industry”) that unites moralists and many feminists. Does porn cause rape? Or, as feminist Robin Morgan famously argued in the 1970s, is “porn the theory, rape the practice”? 32 No. Even those who campaign against porn warily agree there’s no evidence to back this charge. 33 In the 1990s, one research study looked at four countries where porn was freely available in the previous two decades, including “aggressive porn”. 34 In all four countries, the availability of pictorial porn – including violent porn – had gone from “extreme scarcity to relative abundance” in the study period. It noted that other studies have shown that “rapists' and nonrapists' immediate sexual reactions to presentations of pornography showed generally greater arousal to non-violent scenes.” It concluded that in none of the countries did “rape increase more than nonsexual violent crimes. This finding in itself would seem sufficient to discard the hypothesis that pornography causes rape.” 35

Disregarding such evidence, anti-porn feminists continue to insist that porn is an act of sexual violence, that porn is not “words” and “images”, that porn is not speech to be protected. 36 Not media. This positioning is, of course, part of the problem, since it exceptionalises porn, locating it in a category by itself, unlike other speech or media. But seriously, what is porn – composed of words, sounds and images, albeit of naked bodies – if not media? Innumerable studies indicate that there is no causal relationship between media representations and realities, that spectators hold diverse and different positions to what they view. 37 Do we hold on-screen rape depictions in feature films responsible for causing actual rapes? No. Do we hold on-screen depictions of murder responsible for causing actual murders? No. Then why hold on-screen porn responsible for real-life rape and sexual assault? Why blame the representation for the reality in this one case alone? What’s so unique about porn – another media representation – that it must be singled out thus? Are naked bodies inherently harmful? Or what?

In a 2009 TED talk that went viral, Cindy Gallop, a 50-something fan of hardcore porn, described how she sees online porn. 38 “I have sex with younger men…” in their 20s, she says, “and encounter directly the effect of a flood of hardcore porn.” One of these effects is the misbelief that women love men coming on their faces, a porn staple. “There’s an entire generation growing up that believes that what you see in hardcore pornography is the way that you have sex,” says Gallop. “Hardcore porn has become sex education.” But why has hardcore porn become sex education? One, because it’s easily available. Two, because there’s no other sex education. Three, because we’re so puritanical about sex, we won’t talk about it to our kids. Ergo, vacuum. Enter, online porn. As a “mature experienced self-confident older woman,” Gallop is adept at telling her 20-something lovers: “No, thank you very much. I’d rather you did not come on my face.”

As a user, how would Gallop change porn? “Reorient, reeducate, rehabilitate” is her motto. In other words, resocialise minds, reshape headspaces, rewire neutrons away from the dungheap of patriarchy. Towards a more equitable gender-friendly porn. Sounds like sex-positive feminism to me. Her site 39 busts a bunch of porn myths including balloon boobs, while understanding that porn is play, a pleasure-enhancer, like sex toys. A form of sexual expression. In another TED talk that went viral, erotic filmmaker Erika Lust talks about how it’s time for porn to change. 40 Change. Not vanish. How it’s time to fight unethical porn with ethical porn, counter-porn, porn that makes women and transpersons 41 the subjects of their sexual journeys, pleasures and destinations.

That’s right. Change porn, not ban it. Think about it. Seriously. Think how we try to change other media representations – through critique, debate, dialogue and alternative representations. Not through bans, right? If policy makers understood porn as sexual expression, why would they want to ban it?

So what should we really think about when we think about porn? Consent. We need to respect the consent of those who enact porn – if it’s given, even to enacting “rape porn”, dare we cavil? And we need to start getting justice for those who never dreamed they’d end up as digital porn – without their consent. Any image that turns into porn without consent can cause actual harm, not the imaginary variety – harm that wrecks lives, jobs, careers, relationships, self-image and identities. Harm that causes real damage, both on and offline. Harm that is harmful enough to be called out and punished as a crime. When actual rapes turn into digital porn, spreading from phone to phone, as is the case in Pakistan and India, that’s harm. And that’s three counts of consent being violated: one, in forcing sex without consent; two, in filming forced sex without consent; three, in circulating this clip without consent. When physical rape turns into digital porn we know one thing for sure: it’s time to start talking consent. It’s time to start talking harm.

If we really want to “do something” about porn, it’s time we stopped talking about its imagined harms. It’s time we started talking about actual harms. It’s time we started talking along the fault lines of consent.


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14 RT. (2015, 20 May). Egypt's top court bans porn sites, demands enforcement. RT Question More Live.

15 Strategic Initiative for Women in the Horn of Africa. (2015). Anti-pornography Act: Human rights activists and civil society organisations challenge the legality of the act in Constitutional Court, Uganda

16 Daily Mail. (2012, 3 September). Hamas bans internet porn in Gaza Strip as Islamic hardliners crack down on Palestinian freedoms.

17 Biblehub.

18 IANS. (2015, 1 August). Boys ain't having all the fun: Indian women watch more porn now. Hindustan Times.

19 Pornhub Insights. (2015, 25 July). More of what women want.

20 Ibid.

21 McCrum, R. (2014, 6 January). The 100 Best Novels: No 16 – The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne. The Guardian.

22 Warren, S. D., & Brandeis, L. D. (1890). The Right to Privacy. Harvard Law Review, 4(5), 193-220.

23 Allen, A. L. (2000). Gender and Privacy in Cyberspace. Faculty Scholarship, Paper 789.

24 Robertson, G. (2010, 22 October). The trial of Lady Chatterley's Lover. The Guardian.

25 Morris, C. (2014, 17 January). The economics of being an independent porn star. CNBC.

26 End Revenge Porn.

27 Massey, A. (2015, 3 April). Porn is not coming for our sex lives. Pacific Standard.

28 Loree Erickson, Porn Star Academic.

29 Stoya. (2014, 8 March). Can we learn about privacy from porn stars? New York Times.

30 Prabhudesai, A. (12 June 2013). Petition to ban pornography by amending IT Act filed in Parliament.

31 Singh, M. (2015, 10 July). Kamlesh Vaswani v. Union of India & Ors. One Law Street.

32 Morgan, R. (1977). Going Too Far: The Personal Chronicle of a Feminist. New York: Random House.

33 Jensen, R., with Okrina, D. (2004). Pornography and Sexual Violence. National Online Resource Center on Violence Against Women.

34 Kutchinsky, B. (1991.) Pornography and rape: theory and practice? Evidence from crime data in four countries where pornography is easily available. International Journal of Law and Psychiatry, 14(1-2), 47-64.

35 Ibid.

36 MacKinnon, C, & Dworkin, R. (1994, 3 March). Pornography: An Exchange. New York Review of Books.

37 Tait, S. (2008). Pornographies of Violence? Internet Spectatorship on Body Horror. Critical Studies in Media Communication, 25(1), 91-111.

38 Gallop, C. (2009, 2 December). Make love, not porn. TEDTalk.

39 Porn world vs Real world.

40 Lust, E. (2014, 1 November). It's time for porn to change. TEDx Vienna.

41 Nadika, N. (2015, 1 April). Supporting ethical queer porn. The Orinam Blog.

42 BBC News. (2015, 26 February). How a rape was filmed and shared in Pakistan. BBC News.

43 Nelson, D. (2015, 13 April). Indian campaigner inundated by gang rape videos. The Telegraph.

44 Datta, B. (2015, 29 May). Porn. Panic. Ban. GenderIT.



A policy landscape of sexual orientation, gender identity and the internet


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A policy landscape of sexual orientation, gender identity and the internet


Two groundbreaking advances in international human rights have been made in the last half decade, with recognition by intergovernmental bodies that human rights law applies equally to all persons regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity (SOGI), and that human rights law is equally applicable online as offline. However, these achievements have not been without significant advocacy efforts by civil society. While internet rights are being increasingly integrated and addressed across the international human rights system, developments on SOGI have been laboured, politicised and isolated, with no state consensus. This report considers the trends, shifts and convergences in international policy making, using a geopolitical analysis.

A brief history

Sexual orientation and gender identity

Activists have been advocating for international recognition of SOGI-related rights as far back as the Beijing World Conference on Women in 1995,1 with concerted efforts to develop state awareness and recognition of the issues since a failed resolution on human rights and sexual orientation in 2003. 2 Brazil’s introduction, and later withdrawal, of a draft text was a catalyst for a number of civil society groups and activists working on sexuality and gender issues to communicate and coordinate more consistently to develop strategies to engage the UN human rights system on these issues. 3 This collective organising led to states delivering a series of joint statements at the UN General Assembly and Human Rights Council (HRC) between 2005 and 2011; 4 increasing support for SOGI rights from a handful of countries to nearly half of the UN member states; and finally the adoption by the HRC of the first ever UN resolution on “human rights, sexual orientation and gender identity” in June 2011, 5 and the second in September 2014. 6

Internet rights

Although civil society has been involved in internet policy and governance spaces since the internet was created, the internet has only recently featured in international human rights policy development arenas. The impact of the internet on human rights was first recognised at the international level by an HRC resolution on freedom of expression in 2009. 7 Since then, the UN has adopted a number of resolutions developing international policy on this theme. In particular, the HRC adopted a resolution on “The promotion, protection and enjoyment of human rights on the Internet” 8 in June 2012 with 85 state co-sponsors, which affirmed that the same human rights apply online as offline. The following year in November 2013, the General Assembly adopted a resolution on the right to privacy in the digital age, 9 which was followed up by the HRC in March 2015 with a procedural resolution of the same title, creating a UN expert mechanism on the right to privacy. 10 Since the 2009 resolution on freedom of expression, a number of thematic UN resolutions have addressed internet rights. 11

Comparing intersectional recognition

While internet rights concerns have effectively been mainstreamed into initiatives dealing with other human rights issues, sexual orientation and gender identity remain isolated from relevant state-negotiated human rights documents. 12

Internet rights have been recognised by consensus in a number of intergovernmental policy documents, such as resolutions on freedom of opinion and expression, freedom of association and assembly, and the safety of journalists. 13 The use of the internet and other forms of technology in propagating harassment and violence against women has been acknowledged by the Commission on the Status of Women 14 – the primary UN political body tasked with women’s rights issues – and by the General Assembly in a resolution on protecting women human rights defenders. 15

Conversely, there is a huge struggle to include any language that might be associated with SOGI in any government-negotiated documents at the international level, with such language overwhelmingly negotiated out of draft texts or put to a vote. For example, even the word “gender” has become controversial because some governments insist that gender can only denote biological sex, refusing to accept the concept of gender as a social construct or to recognise identities beyond the male-female binary. 16

As a result, where SOGI language has been included in negotiated documents, it has been so virtually in isolation from intersecting fields, such as violence or discrimination against women or the protection of human rights defenders. The only UN human rights resolution to date referencing SOGI, apart from the HRC SOGI resolution itself, is the biennial General Assembly resolution on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions. While the strong opposition to recognising SOGI-related rights means the discussion is reduced to violence and discrimination (the areas that have a possibility of gaining consensus), the reference in the “killings” resolution is nonetheless hotly contested each time, with attempts to vote the language out of the resolution during the final adoption process.17

Despite the fact that a broad number of thematic and country-specific UN human rights experts regularly report a vast array of infringements of the rights of LGBTI persons,18 in social and economic rights as well as civil and political rights, the political bodies have so far failed to take the intersectional approach that has been an attribute of developments on internet rights.

Politics of sexual orientation and gender identity rights

International intergovernmental debate on SOGI is a delicate matter, and unfortunately plays out in ways that are politically divisive and strategically counterproductive. Although there is a slow but steady increase in support for these issues from states from all regions, they are still perceived as primarily Western priorities despite the fact that the first UN SOGI resolution was tabled by South Africa and Brazil, and the second by Brazil, Chile, Colombia and Uruguay.

This is partly because Western states have styled themselves as international leaders on SOGI, critiquing discriminatory laws and practices outside of their regional group, and is compounded by certain Western states using aid conditionality to apply pressure on ex-colonies to repeal colonial-era criminal provisions on same-sex relations. 19

These practices have created a “West versus the rest” dynamic which contributes to the geopolitical polarisation on gender and sexuality-related rights that is reflected at the international level, and alienates potential support from those states that are open to discussing SOGI-related rights, but are opposed to Western hegemony on the international stage.

The politicisation of SOGI plays out in intergovernmental human rights policy development spaces such as the HRC in divisive and regressive ways. Firstly we have seen a division of state positions, generally along lines of regional and political blocs. 20 Traditionally this has been Western and most Latin American states supporting SOGI issues, opposed by Russia, the Vatican, most of the African Group and members of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC). States within these groups that have dared to support SOGI issues have faced harsh censure from their peers. 21

Secondly, concepts such as cultural relativity, traditional values and protection of the family have been introduced and manipulated in these spaces, primarily by the religious right wing – the OIC, the Vatican, Russia, and conservative groups such as the UN Family Rights Caucus.22 Since 2009 the HRC has adopted various documents undermining the universality of rights, including three resolutions on “traditional values” and two on “protection of the family”. 23 In general, the support and opposition for these initiatives has been in line with positions against and for SOGI-related language respectively.

The politicisation of sexuality rights in international forums means that foreign policy is often at odds with national-level standards and developments, particularly on rights relating to gender identity. For example, some Western states, such as Belgium, France, Norway and Switzerland, present themselves as champions of LGBT rights in international debates while requiring transgender people to undergo sterilisation in order to legally change their gender, 24 a policy that the European Court of Human Rights has ruled to be a violation of the rights to privacy and family life. 25 Conversely, some states that have culturally established and documented forms of gender diversity 26 – and in the case of Pakistan leading case law recognising the rights of hijras27 – claim that such diversity is contrary to their cultural, moral or religious values when it comes to international debate. 28 This is a terrible contradiction of domestic reality and foreign policy.

State positions on SOGI in the international bodies have almost become a symbolic representation of one side versus another in the greater struggle for a new world order that replaces Western hegemony. Sadly, this positioning is to the detriment of human rights, including through the development of international legal norms and standards that exclude LGBTIQ persons.

Politics of internet rights

In comparison to the tumultuous international debates on SOGI, internet rights policy has been developing relatively smoothly, with consensus resolutions and references in the UN General Assembly, the HRC and the Commission on the Status of Women. This is not to suggest that states unanimously respect or support internet-related rights, but that opposition is more nuanced and complex than the open hostility that some governments express on SOGI.

While there does indeed appear to be international consensus on the issue of access to technology, a customary division of state positions on other issues such as freedom of expression remains unchanged in how states see their validity online or offline. During the HRC plenary panel on freedom of expression on the internet in 2012, China called on the international community to promote internet access in developing countries while also stating that freedom of expression could undermine social stability and national security.29 Cuba has both expressed concern about issues of access to information and communications technology (ICT) and lamented the United States (US) monopoly of the internet. 30

Furthermore, the geopolitical divide over internet rights is not as clear-cut as it is on SOGI issues. When Edward Snowden leaked classified information from the US National Security Agency (NSA) in 2013, the US was in the unusual position of being criticised by many of its peers in the West.31

Indeed, states from all regions have relished the opportunity to criticise the US in the wake of the Snowden revelations. Although not explicitly critical of US policy, pre-existing anti-US sentiment meant that the resolutions on the right to privacy in the digital age quickly garnered support amongst states such as North Korea, 32 Russia, Cuba and China. 33 Consequently, it could be argued that a politicisation of internet rights issues has been to the benefit of consensus-building on international human rights policy development on these issues.

SOGI versus internet rights policy

As SOGI language is a notorious key to destroying consensus in government negotiations, states have used sexual orientation references as a bargaining chip to block or undermine developments that they oppose.

For example, sexual orientation language was used by Western states to bargain against references to the “defamation of religions” in international discussions on racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance, both during the Durban Review Conference in 2009 and in follow-up meetings and negotiations. 34

This highly questionable tactic arose in discussions on internet rights in negotiations on a resolution on the right to privacy in the digital age at the UN General Assembly in 2013, when a key ally of the US proposed including a reference to sexual orientation. Some of the Five Eyes 35 countries readily supported the proposed language, while other states that were supportive of the resolution theme objected, knowing they would not be able to join consensus on a text that contained sexual orientation language. This was understood to be a strategy to break consensus on an issue that those states implicated in the revelations of deep breaches of privacy rights could not otherwise break without admitting that they did not support the key message of the resolution.

As the Five Eyes countries were openly attempting to water down the text of the privacy resolution, 36 it seemed likely that sexual orientation language was actually being introduced in order to polarise state positions on the text as a whole, and potentially lead to a vote. In effect, the US and its allies pitted sexual orientation against the right to privacy in a failed attempt to undermine international condemnation of and action on the infringement of rights that is mass surveillance.

Moving towards an intersectional approach

Although SOGI and internet rights have developed independently from one another at the international level, the slow increase in state support for SOGI-related rights in international human rights bodies, and the increasing attention being given to internet rights in a number of different thematic resolutions, means that the UN could constructively address their intersection in the near future.

The prevailing geopolitical divide is likely to continue to obstruct the inclusion of SOGI in UN resolutions. However, with internet rights being addressed in a number of negotiated thematic texts, it is not unreasonable to suggest that relevant issues could be included in a future substantive resolution on SOGI.

Furthermore, the HRC resolution on the right to privacy in the digital age mandated the appointment of a UN Special Rapporteur on the right to privacy. The Special Procedures mechanisms 37 have been key allies in raising violations of the rights of LGBTIQ persons across a broad section of thematic and country-specific mandates. A recent report of the Special Rapporteur on the right to freedom of opinion and expression to the HRC highlighted how encryption and anonymity in digital communications enable persons persecuted because of sexual orientation or gender identity to exercise the right to freedom of opinion and expression, as well as providing, for some, the only way to securely explore basic aspects of identity such as one’s gender or sexuality. 38

The new Special Procedures mandate has been tasked to look at the right to privacy, “including in connection with” (i.e. but not limited to) the challenges arising from new technologies. Many SOGI rights issues clearly fall under the mandate focus on privacy. It will remain to be seen whether the Rapporteur chooses to address human rights concerns relating to LGBTIQ persons in the execution of the mandate.


With a number of consensus resolutions and documents addressing internet rights, and the creation of an expert mandate on the right to privacy, it is safe to conclude that these issues are now firmly on the UN agenda, and will continue to be mainstreamed into the work of the HRC. Meanwhile, SOGI rights remain segregated with no regular or institutionalised attention to ongoing violations. It will likely remain extremely difficult to get states to consider the human rights of LGBTIQ persons on their substantial merit as long as SOGI continues to be politicised and manipulated by both supportive states and the opposition. The new expert mechanism on the right to privacy could see these two issues being addressed concurrently and with an intersectional analysis for the first time. It remains to be seen whether intergovernmental debate will mature beyond political strife to welcome such an analysis.


1 See, for example, Ditsie, P. B. (1995). Statement delivered by Palesa Beverley Ditsie of South Africa, International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission, at the United Nations Fourth World Conference on Women, Beijing, China, 13 September. and Wilson, A. (1996). Lesbian Visibility and Sexual Rights at Beijing. Signs, 22(1).

2 In 2003 Brazil unexpectedly introduced a draft text on sexual orientation to the former UN Commission on Human Rights. The resolution faced strong opposition, which led to it being deferred by a year and later withdrawn from consideration.

3 ARC International. (2004). International Dialogue on Gender, Sexuality & Human Rights: Final report. Geneva: ARC International.

4 ARC International. (2011). LGBT Rights at the UN: A brief overview. Geneva: ARC International.

5 A/HRC/RES/17/19. (2011).

6 A/HRC/RES/27/32. (2014).

7 A/HRC/RES/12/16. (2009).

8 A/HRC/RES/20/8. (2012).

9 A/RES/68/167. (2013).

10 A/HRC/RES/28/16. (2015).

11 See, for example, A/HRC/RES/21/16, The rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association (2012).; A/HRC/RES/23/2, The role of freedom of opinion and expression in women’s empowerment. (2013).; A/HRC/RES/24/5, The rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association. (2013).; A/RES/68/163, The safety of journalists and the issue of impunity. (2013).; A/RES/68/181, Promotion of the Declaration on the Right and Responsibility of Individuals, Groups and Organs of Society to Promote and Protect Universally Recognized Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms: protecting women human rights defenders. (2013).; and A/RES/69/166, The right to privacy in the digital age. (2014).

12 While this paper examines how these issues have progressed in intergovernmental spaces, it is important to note that infringements on the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) persons are consistently raised by UN human rights expert mechanisms, such as the Special Procedures, treaty monitoring bodies, and the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, across a broad number of thematic and country specific reports. See for example:

13 See footnote 10.

14 CSW agreed conclusions on the elimination and prevention of all forms of violence against women and girls. (2013). Para. 34(ww).


A/RES/68/181. (2013).

16 See, for example, Adolphe, J. (2012). 'Gender' Wars at the United Nations. Ave Maria Law Review, 11(1).

17 ISHR et al. (2012, 22 November). Governments Condemn Extrajudicial Executions in Seminal UN Vote. International Service for Human Rights.; ISHR. (2012, 20 November). UN General Assembly: Rights groups welcome condemnation of killing of LGBT persons. International Service for Human Rights.

18 This report primarily uses the language of “sexual orientation” and “gender identity”, which have been acknowledged by the intergovernmental bodies, but also refers to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer persons using the relevant acronyms LGBT, LGBTI or LGBTIQ, depending on the particular context. For example, while activists and human rights defenders might use the language of Queer rights, this term has not been taken up by the UN, but the UN does recognise and use L,G,B,T and I. Other language yet to be referenced in UN negotiated documents includes “gender expression” and “bodily integrity”.

19 Abolafia Anguita, L. (2012, 9 March). Aid conditionality and respect for LGBT people rights. Sexuality Policy Watch.

20 UN member states are divided into five regional groups: the African Group, Asia-Pacific Group, Eastern European Group, Latin America and the Caribbean Group, and Western European and Others Group. There are also a number of additional political blocs and affiliations of states and sub-regional blocs that form collective positions on issues, such as the Arab Group, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Mercosur, the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM), the European Union (EU), etc.

21 For example, South Africa and Mauritius were publicly denigrated by Nigeria, the then coordinator of the African Group, for their leadership on and support for the first UN resolution on human rights, sexual orientation and gender identity in 2011.


23 Resolutions on “traditional values”: A/HRC/RES/12/21 (2009); A/HRC/RES/16/3 (2011); A/HRC/RES/21/3 (2012); on “protection of the family”: A/HRC/RES/26/11 (2014); A/HRC/RES/29/22 (2015).

24 Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide (TvT), Legal and Social Mapping:

25 European Court of Human Rights. (2015, 10 March). Refusal to authorise transsexual to have access to gender reassignment surgery breached right to respect for private life. (Press release.)

26 See, for example, Jain, D., & Rhoten, K. (2013, 28 December). A Comparison of the Legal Rights of Gender Non-Conforming Persons in South Asia. Economic & Political Weekly.

27 Khaki v. Rawalpindi, Supreme Court of Pakistan (12 December 2009).

28 See, for example: United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG). (2011, 17 June). Council establishes mandate on Côte d’Ivoire, adopts protocol to child rights treaty, requests study on discrimination and sexual orientation.; UNOG. (2012, 7 March). Human Rights Council holds panel discussion on discrimination and violence based on sexual orientation and gender identity.; UNOG. (2014, 26 September). Human Rights Council adopts resolution on sexual orientation and gender identity and concludes twenty-seventh session.; UNOG. (2015, 22 June). Human Rights Council holds general debate on the promotion and protection of all human rights.

29 UNOG. (2012, 29 February). Human Rights Council holds panel discussion on the promotion and protection of freedom of expression on the internet.

30 Ibid.

31 MacAskill, E., & Borger, J. (2013, 30 June). New NSA leaks show how US is bugging its European allies. The Guardian.

32 United Nations. (2013, 26 November). Third Committee Approves Text Titled ‘Right to Privacy in the Digital Age’, as It Takes Action on 18 Draft Resolutions.

33 UNOG. (2015, 26 March). Human Rights Council creates mandate of Special Rapporteur on the Right to Privacy.

34 See, for example, ISHR. (2009, 4 November). Stalemate at the Ad Hoc Committee on complementary standards. International Service for Human Rights.


36 MacAskill, E., & Ball, J. (2013, 21 November). UN surveillance resolution goes ahead despite attempts to dilute language. The Guardian.

37 The UN Special Procedures are independent human rights experts with mandates to report and advise on human rights from a thematic or country-specific perspective. Special procedures are either an individual (called "Special Rapporteur" or "Independent Expert") or a working group composed of five members.

38 A/HRC/29/32. (2015). Paras 1 & 12.



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You Sunk My Battleship


People who make military policy and amateurs who follow it alike are in something of a vacuum when it comes to naval warfare.  While the Navy is a very large share of the United States Defense Department budget, there have been so few skirmishes in the past fifty years or so that it is hard to get a reality check on the multi-billion dollar expenditures involved. The few incidents which have occurred, meanwhile, have taken on disproportionate importance.  

While some naval history is too distant to be of much use, from the ramming battles between glorified rowboats of the Greeks, to the days of sails and cannons, it is fair, at least, to look at the experience of World War II, the last full fledged blue sea naval campaign in world history.  This experience has informed much of the current conventional wisdom regarding naval warfare, and while the lessons learned in World War II need to be updated to reflect technological advances that have taken place since then, they are too recent to safely ignore.

Among other things, World War II taught the lesson that the heavy armor of a battleship was no match for modern offensive weapons. 

As the Wikipedia article linked above explains:
Battleships were the largest and most complex, and hence the most expensive warships of their time; as a result, the value of investment in battleships has always been contested. 
As the French politician Etienne Lamy wrote in 1879, "The construction of battleships is so costly, their effectiveness so uncertain and of such short duration, that the enterprise of creating an armored fleet seems to leave fruitless the perseverance of a people". The Jeune École school of thought of the 1870s and 1880s sought alternatives to the crippling expense and debatable utility of a conventional battlefleet. It proposed what would nowadays be termed a sea denial strategy, based on fast, long-ranged cruisers for commerce raiding and torpedo boat flotillas to attack enemy ships attempting to blockade French ports. 
The ideas of the Jeune École were ahead of their time; it was not until the 20th century that efficient mines, torpedoes, submarines, and aircraft were available that allowed similar ideas to be effectively implemented. The determination of powers such as Germany to build battlefleets with which to confront much stronger rivals has been criticised by historians, who emphasise the futility of investment in a battlefleet that has no chance of matching its opponent in an actual battle.
Large Warships In Existing Navies

Today, there are only two ships of the battleship class in the world, both in the Russian Navy, only one of which is in active service, the 28,000 ton Admiral Nakhimov commissioned in 1988 is currently undergoing refit and is out of service, and the 28,000 ton Pyotr Velikiy, of the same class commissioned in 1998 is in active service.  

The 14,564 ton Zumwalt class destroyer of the U.S. Navy, the largest warship in the U.S. Navy that is not an aircraft carrier or non-combatant logistics ship, and is is arguably misclassified as a destroyer deserves a battleship designation. Just three Zumwalt class destroyers have three have been built (and no more have been ordered). One was commissioned in 2016, one was commissioned in 2019, and one is awaiting a commission later this year. It cost $7.5 billion per ship of total cost to build and has been severely criticized:
Mike Fredenburg analyzed the program for National Review after Zumwalt broke down in the Panama Canal in November 2016, and he concluded that the ship's problems "are emblematic of a defense procurement system that is rapidly losing its ability to meet our national security needs." Fredenburg went on to detail problems relating to the skyrocketing costs, lack of accountability, unrealistic goals, a flawed concept of operations, the perils of designing a warship around stealth, and the failure of the Advanced Gun System. He concludes:

"The Zumwalt is an unmitigated disaster. Clearly it is not a good fit as a frontline warship. With its guns neutered, its role as a primary anti-submarine-warfare asset in question, its anti-air-warfare capabilities inferior to those of our current workhorse, the Arleigh Burke-class destroyers, and its stealth not nearly as advantageous as advertised, the Zumwalt seems to be a ship without a mission."
Indeed, only twenty navies in the world have surface warships (including aircraft carriers, but not transport ships) larger than a frigate: U.S. (111), Japan (48), China (33), Russia (20), India (14), France (14), United Kingdom (7), Norway (5), Italy (4), Taiwan (4), Netherlands (4), Denmark (3), Germany (3), South Korea (3), Egypt (3), Saudi Arabia (3), Spain (2), Brazil (1), Thailand (1), and Morocco (1).

Only seven of these countries (China, Russia, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Brazil, Thailand and Morocco) would plausibly be U.S. naval warfare adversaries in the foreseeable future (while many of the remaining thirteen countries would likely be allies of the U.S. in an future naval warfare in their region). These seven plausible adversaries have 62 large surface warships ships combined. Of these only China and Russia are really serious concerns militarily and they have 53 large surface warships combined.

The Russian fleet's large ships, moreover, are split between several global regions that are distant from each other in some case (Northern, Baltic, Black Sea and Pacific). The aircraft carrier, the battleship, one smaller cruiser, and six destroyers are in Russia's Northern fleet. One smaller cruiser and five destroyers are in Russia's Pacific fleet. One of its smaller cruisers and one of its destroyers are in Russia's Black Sea fleet. Three of its destroyers are in Russia's Baltic fleet.

Several other plausible U.S. naval warfare adversaries such as Iran and North Korea have submarines but no large surface combatants.

Currently, the U.S. has 20 aircraft carriers (11 "super carriers" of 100,000 tons or more, and 9 amphibious assault ships which can carry helicopters, Osprey aircraft, Harrier aircraft or F-35B aircraft of 40,000-45,000 tons), Italy has 2, Japan has 4, France has 4, Australia has 2, Egypt has 2, and Brazil, China, India, Russia, Spain, Thailand and the United Kingdom each have one. In all there are 42 aircraft carriers in active naval service in the world.

Five aircraft carriers (one each from the U.K., China, Russia, India and France in order of size) are between the size of a U.S. super carrier and the smallest U.S. amphibious assault ship ranging from 42,000 to 65,000 tons (and only four of these from the China, Russia, India and France, and the ten U.S. super carriers, allow for something other than a vertical landing). The other eighteen aircraft carriers range from 11,486 tons to 27,100 tons (eleven of which are restricted to vertical takeoff and landing aircraft such as helicopters and the MV-22 Osprey). All twenty-seven carriers under 42,000 tons and two larger aircraft (one from the U.S. at 45,000 tons and one from the U.K. at 65,000 tons) are restricted either to short takeoff vertical landing aircraft such as an F-35B or a Harrier, or to vertical takeoff and landing aircraft.

Eleven more carriers (including two that are only VTOL carriers) are undergoing sea trials or ordered: the U.S. 3, China 3, and South Korea, India, Italy and Turkey one each.

Currently, the U.S. has 22 cruisers (10,000 tons each) and Russia has 4 (one battleship with 28,000 tons and three cruisers with 12,500 tons) in active service. In all there are 27 cruisers in active naval service in the world. The U.S. cruisers are virtually indistinguishable from its destroyers and slightly inferior to them as they are older designs.

Currently, the U.S. has 69 destroyers (including 2 of the Zumwalt class), Japan has 44, China has 32, Russia has 15, India has 13, France has 10, the U.K. has 6, Norway has 5Taiwan has 4, the Netherlands has 4Germany has 3, Denmark has 3South Korea has 3Saudi Arabia has 3, Italy has 2, Egypt has 1, Morocco has 1, and Spain has 1. The largest destroyer in active service (other than the two Zumwalt class destroyers in active service) is 10,290 tons and many of which are considerably smaller. Some of the destroyer class ships are larger, more capable ships actually called frigates in an effort to make comparisons comparable. All ships classified as frigates for these purposes are under 5,000 tons, although a few particularly capable frigates between 4,000 and 5,000 tons are classified as destroyers. There are 219 destroyers in all of the world's navies combined.

In all there are 42 aircraft carriers over 11,000 tons and 7 other surface combatants over 11,000 tons in naval service in the world. Of those, 20 aircraft carriers and 2 other surface combatants are in the U.S. Navy and 1 aircraft carrier and 4 other surface combatants (one battleship and three cruisers) are in the Russian Navy. The other navies of the world have 21 aircraft carriers, only 10 of which are more than VTOL helicopter carriers. There are 244 other surface combatants bigger than frigates in the world in active naval service (of which 67 are in the U.S. Navy and 15 are in the Russian Navy).

The Japanese Naval Experience

The case that really brought this home for the Japanese was the sinking of the battleship Yamato.  This 71,000 ton ship with massive 18 inch guns was tough.  It  had previously survived a hit from a torpedo delivered by a U.S. submarine on Christmas Day in 1943, and two bombs that hit it in October of 1944, in the Leyte Gulf.  Two more 36,000 ton Japanese battleships, the Fuso and the Yamashiro, were sunk by naval gunfire and torpedoes in that same October battle.  Bombs damaged the 39,000 ton Japanese battleship Nagato in the battle of the Leyte Gulf badly enough to remove it from action. Ultimately, air power prevailed over the big guns and heavy armor of the pinnacle of the battleship era.  On April 7, 1945, the Yamato was sunk by carrier based U.S. aircraft and it took 2,498 Japanese sailors with it.  The 32,000 ton Japanese battleship Ise (already removed from service nine months earlier by a mine), and Japanese battleships Hyunga and Haruna were sunk by carrier based U.S. aircraft in July of 1945.

Japan had already lost its 32,000 ton battlecruiser Kirishima to 16” naval gunfire from the 47,000 ton American battleship Washington in 1942 in one of the last of the battles that went according traditional naval models of close range ship to ship combat, in this case, at a range of a mile and a half.  The 28,000 ton Japanese battleship Kongo was sunk by a submarine in November of 1944.  Its three sister ships were sunk by U.S. aircraft in World War II.

The American Naval Experience in World War II

Americans remember Pearl Harbor.  Yes, this carrier based air attack was a surprise.  But, a heavily armored hull did not prevent this attack from sinking the 32,000 ton U.S. battleship Arizona and three other battleships.  Four more battleships were seriously damaged, the 29,000 ton American battleship Nevada among them, although the Nevada was ultimately returned to service and survived further battle damage on multiple occasions.  Few naval strategists before Pearl Harbor had realized how vulnerable the fleet was to aerial attack.

The 33,000 ton American battleship Idaho ran aground off Okinawa in June of 1945.  American battleship Pennsylvania,  a sister ship of the Arizona, was taken out of action by enemy aircraft in August of 1945.

The 45,000 ton American battleship Indiana did exhibit the resilience in the face of damage which battleships are legendary for notwithstanding a mixed experience in real life.  It survived both a collision and a hit by a kamakazi pilot in 1944, and serious storm damage in 1945, yet survived until decommissioning in 1963.  The 45,000 ton South Dakota similarly sustained and survived repeated battle damage. The 56,000 ton American battleship Iowa likewise survived serious damage from shore fire sustained in March of 1944, and the 47,000 ton battleship Washington survived a 1942 torpedo hit from a Japanese submarine and a 1945 friendly fire incident.

The German Naval Experience in World War II

Germany’s 51,000 ton battleship the Bismark found its fate at the bottom of the sea in May of 1941.  The British Royal Air Force damaged the 40,000 ton German battleship Gneisenau to the point that it never again was useable as a battleship in 1942.  Sister German battleship Scharnhorst, however, survived in the face of a seemingly never ending barrage of hits sustained.

The Italian and Vichy French Naval Experiences in World War II

Both Italy and Vichy France both saw battleships destroyed in port before they were ever launched.  

The planned 48,000 ton battleship Clemenceau was destroyed in its French port during a bombing raid in August 1944.  The 36,000 ton battleship Dunkerque, in the hands of the Vichy French, was damaged sufficiently to be taken out of action, and lost one in seven of its crew members, in July of 1940, by a combination of British warship attacks and torpedoes in two separate incidents.

The 30,000 ton Italian battleship Duilio wasn’t actually sunk, but a British bombing raid in November of 1940 took it out of service for about a year, and the ship served only a brief secondary role in World War II thereafter.  The 46,000 ton battleship Vittorio Veneto was taken out of action by British aircraft in 1941, then by a submarine, and then 1943 by another aircraft.  The 47,000 ton Italian battleship Littorio was taken out of commission by British aircraft by June of 1942.

The Spanish Naval Experience in World War II

The 16,000 ton battleship Espana was sunk by a “friendly” mine in July of 1937 during the Spanish civil war, killing a third of the sailors on board.

The British Naval Experience in World Wars I and II.

While it predates World War II, it is worth recalling that the 22,000 ton British battleship Dreadnought (the second of that name launched in 1906) which became synonymous with the very notion of a battleship, sank only one enemy vessel, a German submarine, in all of World War I.  It achieved this end not with its ten 12” guns, but with a methodology as old as Greek naval warfare.  It rammed it.

German dive bombing planes took the 30,000 ton British battleship Iron Duke out of service on October 17, 1939.  It Italian airplane’s torpedo took the 38,000 ton British battleship Nelson out of service for a year on September 27, 1941.  The British lost the 42,000 ton battleship Prince of Wales in December of 1941 to an attack by Japanese aircraft, after having suffered serious damage from naval guns, which was repaired, earlier that same year.  The 33,000 ton British battleship Queen Elizabeth was removed from service when an Italian frogman bombed it while it was in harbor that same month.


Postdoctoral position in Isotope Geochemistry | Brazil | Full time

São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP), São Paulo, Brazil

As part of the project “Past perspectives on tipping elements of the climate system: The Amazon rainforest and the Atlantic meridional overturning circulation (PPTEAM)” (PI Prof. Dr. Cristiano M. Chiessi) funded by the São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP), the Paleoceanography and Paleoclimatology Laboratory of the University of São Paulo is looking for an enthusiastic and independent postdoc with background in organic or inorganic isotope geochemistry applied to fluvial sediments.

The postdoctoral project
Environmental archives like marine sediment cores register environmental conditions through proxies in an indirect way. Thus, the appropriate reconstruction of paleoenvironmental changes relies on understanding the relationship between the aimed original environmental signal and the analyzed proxy. This project aims at: (i) determining how environmental signals are recorded in modern fluvial sediments; and (ii) assessing possible seasonal changes in environmental signals present in fluvial sediments. The selected candidate will collect samples and analyze them for the following proxies in modern fluvial sediments from tropical South America with emphasis on the Amazon River drainage basin: (i) neodymium isotopic composition of the detrital fraction (a proxy for the source of detrital sediments); and (ii) stable hydrogen and carbon isotopic composition of plant-wax-derived lipids (proxies for the amount of rainfall and the main types of vegetation, respectively). Other proxies may be added during the project. This project will ultimately provide an in-depth understanding about the way environmental signals are recorded in modern sediments and transported by tropical South American rivers, improving tropical South American paleoenvironmental reconstructions based on marine sediment cores.

The candidate
The Paleoceanography and Paleoclimatology Laboratory of the University of São Paulo is looking for an enthusiastic and independent candidate who is already specialized in organic or inorganic isotope geochemistry applied to fluvial sediments. Previous field-work experience sampling fluvial sediments is mandatory, since the post-doc will lead numerous field campaigns. Due to the international character of the PPTEAM project, excellent English communication skills are expected.

Conditions of the position
The selected candidate will receive a postdoctoral fellowship from FAPESP in the amount of BRL7,373.10 monthly and a research contingency fund, equivalent to 15% of the annual value of the fellowship which should be spent in unforeseen items directly related to the research activity. Additional information about the postdoctoral fellowship from FAPESP can be obtained at the FAPESP website This fellowship is 24 month-long.

This opportunity is open to candidates of any nationalities. Interested candidates should apply until November 7th 2019 via email to Cristiano M. Chiessi ( with the title “Candidate for postdoctoral fellowship in Isotope Geochemistry”. The following documents should compose the application: (i) one-page cover letter describing the candidate’s scientific interests and career objectives; (ii) curriculum vitae with publications list; and (iii) one recommendation letter.


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What if nature could be harnessed to help farmers sustainably feed the planet? Since 2014, Indigo has questioned agriculture's full value chain to improve grower profitability, environmental sustainability, and consumer health. The company's scientific discoveries and digital innovations have amplified new value from soil to sale, benefiting more than 10,000 growers to date. Indigo is also the company behind The Terraton Initiative, a global effort to drawdown one trillion tons of atmospheric carbon dioxide by unlocking the potential of agricultural soils. In 2019, Indigo was ranked #1 on CNBC's Disruptor 50 list. Headquartered in Boston, MA, Indigo has additional offices in Memphis, TN; Research Triangle Park, NC; Sydney, Australia; Buenos Aires, Argentina; Basel, Switzerland; and S--o Paulo, Brazil. The Software Engineer, Back End will engineer interfaces for Indigo's customer-facing applications and backend data solutions that support large-scale data transport. This person is responsible for maximizing reusability and testability of the software. This person will also be a critical member of a highly efficient and cohesive engineering team that is focused on the customer's needs and requirements. Responsibilities: Implement performant APIs according to well-defined technical specifications Leverage existing API design patterns to maintain organizational consistency Ensure that all APIs are fully tested in an automated framework, including functional and performance tests Work collaboratively with rest of Engineering team and cross-functional stakeholders Competencies: Extremely focused on the customer (Application Developer, Data Engineer) and their API needs Deep commitment to quality, reliability, scalability and maintainability Works and interacts well with software engineering, product management, customers, and non-technical users Passion for Indigo mission and values Strong communication skills Able to learn new technologies quickly and stay up-to-date with best practice trends; not afraid to ask questions Results oriented, demonstrating an ability to meet deadlines Qualifications: 1-3+ years professional experience developing software Understanding of software design, including versioning, isolation and micro-services Familiarity with AWS preferred Prior experience working in a fast-paced, agile environment required ()

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Theo Quỹ Tiền tệ Quốc tế (IMF), Guyana - một quốc gia có khoảng 780.000 người có chung biên giới với Brazil, Suriname và Venezuela ở phía đông bắc Nam Mỹ - có thể sẽ chứng kiến nền kinh tế tăng trưởng tới 86% vào năm 2020; tăng vọt so với tốc độ 4,4% trong năm 2019.

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A Brilliant Mashup of The Simpsons With the Iconic Pink Floyd Song ‘Comfortably Numb’


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L Catterton Latin America invests in OdontoCompany

L Catterton Latin America has invested in OdontoCompany. Financial terms weren’t announced. OdontoCompany is a dental clinic franchisor in Brazil with over 700 clinics.

Anacapa Partners invests in Agasus

Anacapa Partners said Nov. 6 that it invested in Agasus. Financial terms weren’t announced. Agasus, of Brazil, is a hardware-as-a-service (HaaS) provider.

TAI Weekly | November 5, 2019


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Fires Are Ravaging Brazil’s Pantanal, the World’s Largest Tropical Wetlands

The fire has consumed an area the size of London in just the past 10 days

Three Benefits of Indonesia’s Permanent Ban on Forest Clearance


Nirarta Samadhi, World Resources Institute

Five years ago, Indonesia was considered one of the world’s worst forest destroyers. But a permanent moratorium on new clearance of primary forest and peatland, recently announced by Presiden Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s administration, may turn that around.

The ban, released under a presidential instruction, may save around 66.2 million hectares of natural forest and peatland, an area larger than France, from disappearing.

Permanent forest moratorium will save Indonesia’s 66 millions hectares of primary forests and peatlands.
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The permanent ban means Indonesia, home to the third-largest tropical forest after the Amazon and Congo, is aiming for zero deforestation in primary forest and peatland. The Indonesian government will also restore degraded lands.

The UN body for climate change research, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), recently released a special report on climate change and lands. It revealed reducing deforestation and restoring degraded lands are two of the of the most effective options to mitigate the climate crisis.

Here are three benefits from the permanent ban.

1. Zero deforestation of primary forest and peatland

By keeping natural forests and peatland intact, Indonesia can keep at least the equivalent of 32 gigatons of carbon dioxide in the ground.

This is equivalent to the emissions released from 6.1 billion passenger vehicles per year.

The moratorium, first implemented in 2011 under President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, expired in July 2019. Jokowi’s decision came after conservationists called for him to make the moratorium permanent.

Read more:
Three things Jokowi could do better to stop forest fires and haze in Indonesia

An analysis by Global Forest Watch (GFW) on the forested moratorium areas in 2016, 2017 and 2018 suggested that the tree cover loss decreased from 533,000 hectares in 2016, to 157,000 and 139,000 hectares in 2017 and 2018, respectively.

This shows a ban to convert forests and peatland areas is effective.

Most importantly, the size of the moratorium areas has been stable over the past three years, at approximately 66 million hectares. Hence, a permanent ban on these areas, followed by robust monitoring, can bring Indonesia to zero deforestation on natural primary forest and peatland.

2. Secure people’s livelihood

Indonesia has more than 25,000 villages in and around the forested areas, with 9,261 villages included in the moratorium area.

People living in these villages won’t have to worry about losing their surrounding forest to new concessions. These people depend on forests not just as their homes, but also for their livelihood, such as tapping rubber, looking for herbs, planting endemic plants or fruits, cultivating rattan, among other things.

Supported by robust forest management, people and indigenous communities living close to the forests can improve their welfare.

3. Approach to reduce forest fires

Forests affect climate. Climate too affects our forests. With worsening climate change that leads to longer dry seasons, forests are more vulnerable to fires, resulting in deforestation and forests degradation. But, a permanent ban is likely to ensure fires can be further reduced.

Data Global Forest Watch showed more hotspots in 60,9 million hectares of forested moratorium areas during July and August 2019. With various intensity, 1537 hotspots were recorded. This is a continued trend to the same period in 2017 and 2018 when 736 and 1,004 hotspots were recorded.

Climate change indeed affects forests and a drier season in 2019 needs different approach in forest management. A permanent ban with robust monitoring is key to avoid more fires.

What next?

First, understanding where the forests are and making priorities over areas that need to be saved is critical.

As the forest moratorium becomes permanent, the indicative protected forest and peatland map issued in 2017 should be improved to become a definitive one. The map, the original of which was issued in May 2011 under President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono’s administration, has been revised 15 times.

Indicative Map Revision XV.
Ministry of Environment and Forestry

Hence, transforming the map from indicative to definitive should be a priority as the ban becomes permanent. This step is important in terms of forest governance in Indonesia, especially if the government finally mapped out forest boundaries in the country.

Successfully determining the definitive map of forest boundaries will sort out the longstanding land conflicts in the country.

Editor’s Note : A previous version of this article presented inaccurate hotspot data. We have corrected the error.

Nirarta Samadhi, Indonesia’s Director, World Resources Institute

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article.


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Quick goals deny Downs in Zambia

The Brazilians will have to put up a brave fight when their determined opponents visit them next week.

Sundowns in chock-a-block month

The Brazilians are in talks with the league in the hopes of rescheduling some of their matches


SAfm — In a number of developing countries, and regions of developing countries, where significant reductions in stunting have been achieved, Community Healthcare Workers (CHWs) have been central to these countries’ stunting reduction strategies. Countries like Peru and Brazil where significant reductions in stunting have been achieved, Community Healthcare Workers have been central to these countries’ stunting reduction strategies. South Africa already has a strong workforce of 60 000 CHWs that are already entering the homes and interacting with families. How can we best use them in our fight to reduce stunting? Guest: Dr Kopano Matlwa Mabaso - Executive Director at Grow Great Community Health workers

Todo listo para 'Animales fantásticos 3': Warner confirma fecha, reparto y director de la nueva entrega del universo Harry Potter


Todo listo para 'Animales fantásticos 3': Warner confirma fecha, reparto y director de la nueva entrega del universo Harry Potter

'Animales fantásticos: Los crímenes de Grindelwald' no funcionó tan bien en taquilla como esperaba Warner, ya que ingresó 161 millones de dólares menos que su predecesora. Sin embargo, esta nueva franquicia dentro del universo Harry Potter sigue dando pingües beneficios y ahora se ha confirmado tanto la fecha como el equipo de la tercera entrega.

Hace unos días se anunciaba que el rodaje 'Animales fantásticos 3' iba a arrancar a principios de 2020 y ahora Deadline concreta que será en primavera del año que viene cuando las cámaras empiecen a grabar. Sigue habiendo tiempo de sobra para tener lista la película de cara a su estreno el 12 de noviembre de 2020.

Un personaje que gana peso

La otra jugosa novedad es que el personaje de la Profesora Eulalie “Lally” Hicks, interpretado por Jessica Williams, va a ganar mucha importancia respecto a la segunda entrega. Al igual que con las dos primeras, la acción de la historia se situará en multitud de países a lo largo del planeta, pero la ciudad de Rio de Janeiro en Brasil será la que tenga una mayor importancia.

También llega la confirmación definitiva del regreso de Eddie Redmayne como Newt Scamander, Jude Law como Albus Dumbledore, Johnny Depp como Gellert Grindelwald, Ezra Miller como Credence, Alison Sudol como Queenie Goldstein, Dan Fogler como Jacob Kowalski y Katherine Waterston como Tina Goldstein.

Además, David Yates volverá a ocuparse de la puesta en escena. Yates entró al universo de Harry Potter en 'La orden del Fénix' y desde entonces ha sido el único director del mismo. Por su parte, J.K. Rowling repite en el guion, contando en esta ocasión con la ayuda de Steve Kloves, quien regresa a un universo que parecía haber dejado atrás tras la segunda entrega de 'Las reliquias de la muerte'.


Dólar fecha em queda nesta terça-feira


O dólar fechou em queda nesta terça-feira (5), com investidores avaliando a apresentação de um pacote econômico pela equipe do ministro da Economia Paulo Guedes e com um pano de fundo otimista em relação às negociações comerciais entre Estados Unidos e China. A moeda norte-americana caiu 0,46%, a R$ 3,9927. O governo federal apresentou nesta quarta suas propostas […]

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Dólar fecha em alta nesta segunda-feira


O dólar fechou em alta nesta segunda-feira (4), em semana marcada pelo leilão de excedentes da cessão onerosa e pela expectativa de anúncio de medidas econômicas pela equipe econômica do ministro Paulo Guedes. A moeda norte-americana encerrou o dia em valorização de 0,44%, a R$ 4,0112. Na sexta-feira, o dólar fechou em queda de 0,40%, a […]

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Oil spill threatens vast areas of mangroves and coral reefs in Brazil

Loads of kilometres of mangroves and coral reefs, in addition to humpback whale breeding grounds, are beneath danger from an oil spill that has polluted greater than 2,400km of Brazil’s north-eastern coast within the closing two months. The Brazilian Army, which has deployed eight,500 team of workers, 30 ships and 17 plane within the cleanup …

Inside Sales Representative

Indigo improves grower profitability, environmental sustainability, and consumer health through the use of natural microbiology and digital technologies. Utilizing beneficial plant microbes and agronomic insights, Indigo works with growers to sustainably produce high quality harvests. The company then connects growers and buyers directly to bring these harvests to market. Working across the supply chain, Indigo is forwarding its mission of harnessing nature to help farmers sustainably feed the planet. The company is headquartered in Boston, MA, with additional offices in Memphis, TN, Research Triangle Park, NC, Sydney, Australia, Buenos Aires, Argentina, and S--o Paulo, Brazil.

We are building our Insides Sales team and looking for an outstanding Insides Sales Representative to help us get there. The role of Inside Sales Representative is to generate demand by contacting prospective customers, and responding to potential leads from various grower meetings, website inquiries and marketing initiatives. The desired result is scheduling appointments with growers to build the sales pipeline for the account managers. The Insides Sales Representative will be a key member of the Indigo team with ample opportunity for future growth within the organization. This is an amazing opportunity to work directly with our growers and contribute to the success of an industry-disrupting organization.

Outcomes & Responsibilities:

  • Effectively and professionally introduce Indigo technology, offer(s) and Indigo vision to prospective growers
  • Qualify and schedule appointments for Marketing generated leads
  • Cold call to find qualified leads and schedule appointments
  • Passionately pursue the achievement of sales metrics while constantly honing communication skills, listening skills, sales techniques and industry knowledge


    • Strong persuasion and communication skills
    • Performance driven with an entrepreneurial spirit
    • Collaborative, team oriented, adaptable, resilient and agile
    • Loves continual learning with a natural curiosity and desire to learn
    • Likes to be challenged
    • Optimistic and positive attitude


      • Bachelor's Degree Preferred
      • 3-5 years of experience in Inside sales or customer service experience

      • Excellent Oral and Written Communication Skills
      • Strong Work Ethic with a desire to build a career in Sales
      • Attention to detail
      • Strong Time Management
      • Experience with a plus
      • Knowledge of agriculture and/or farm practices a plus

        Indigo is committed to living our values, specifically "creating a work environment where everyone feels respected, connected, and has opportunities to learn and grow." As part of living our values, we strive to create a diverse and inclusive work environment where everyone feels they can be themselves and has an equal opportunity of succeeding.

18: e256 - The all-conquering conqueror claims another crown | The NR F1 Podcast

All hail Lewis Hamilton, a legend in our own lifetime whether you agree with his dietary decisions or not... Edition 256 of The NR F1 Podcast reviews the 2019 USA Grand Prix weekend in Austin, Texas, where Hamilton made it six world titles with a hungry look for more. Michael Bailey hosts at The Rushcutters alongside Alessandro Esa Fumigalli and Nathan Tuck. They also talk about the eye-catching 2021 rule changes and look ahead to Brazil.  This is an abridged version of our full podcast episode, which you can hear by heading over to *** The British county of Norfolk is where the iconic success of Team Lotus was cultivated, where Ayrton Senna, Graham Hill, Martin Brundle, Mark Webber, George Russell and more honed their race craft - and home to The NR F1 Podcast. Find all you need to know about The NR F1 Podcast and how to join in with the fun by visiting our website: JOIN THE CLUB | Become an NR F1 Podcast patron to enjoy a host of exclusive content: YOUTUBE | Take in The NR F1 Podcast's lovely new YouTube channel - including the video of Michael channeling Seb at Ellough Park and highlights of the inaugural NR F1 Grand Prix (they're on their way): PREDICT | Be part of our superb F1 prediction league for the 2018 season - all the details: SUBSCRIBE | Find your podcast player link:  ITUNES | Subscribe, rate and review us:  GOOGLE PLAY | Likewise: RSS | For android and other devices via audioBoom: GET IN TOUCH | Follow our social media feeds and join the fun: TWITTER | FACEBOOK | INSTAGRAM | EMAIL | *** As for some of our most iconic podcasts, try these: e213 Reviewing the 2017 season over dessert - e200 Our big anniversary! - e146 Jake Humphrey sorts F1 by shouting from his kitchen - e169 I still think I've got something special; the Stuart Webber interview - e184 Our British GP review recorded live on the Silverstone grid - e199 Vettel fails and that's probably that - @F1 #F1 #F1isback #USGP #COTA #Charles #Leclerc #Valtteri #Bottas #Lewis #Hamilton #Sebastian #Vettel #Seb #Max #Verstappen #2019 #Kimi #Raikkkonen #Review #GrandPrix #GP #LH44 #TeamLH #SV5 #Podcast #Motorsport #F1Fantasy #F1FastFact #FIA #Norfolk #RedBull #RedBullRacing #RBR #Ferrari #Ricciardo #Williams #Mercedes #ToroRosso #STR #Sainz #Renault #McLaren #Sauber #Haas #Romain #Grosjean #Leclerc #Gasly #George #Russell #Alex #Albon

Pompano Beach High School Hosts 4th International Summit

Friday, January 25, 2019
Opening Ceremony and Parade of Nations for the fourth International Summit hosted by Pompano Beach High School, with more than 160 guest administrators, teachers and students from 13 countries, including Brazil, China, Egypt, England, France, India, Ireland, Nigeria, Peru, Poland, Switzerland, Turkey and Zimbabwe.

Pompano Beach High School Hosts the International Summit

Friday, January 20, 2017
Pompano Beach High School hosts its third annual International Summit, January 21 – 27, 2017. More than 80 educators and students from eight countries including Brazil, China, Egypt, France, Haiti, Ireland, Poland and Switzerland will participate in the summit.


by: Neneng R. Tarigan

Friendship is a unique relationship that knows no difference, cultural or otherwise.~

As bloggers, I think it is part of our obligation to promote our friends' blogs or their web sites in any possible way we can.
Yes, I must admit, sometimes we feel reluctant because some of them are so unmindful even to leave a little comment on our posts; we feel bad about that. However, let us forget about their negative sides for a while and think what we can value and learn from our blogger friends who really have brilliant ideas to put in their blogs, sorts of stories and info that would make our lives as the readers much happier, knowledgeable and colorful.
Let us just remember, how they have made our day full with laughter and curiosity with their intriguing writings, how they can turn our egoism down with their preaches and the wise words as well as poems that they have created or some had been quoted from famous people around the world, or the pictures and traveling experiences they shared with us in their blogs, their cooking recipes, their fashion ideas, their health tips, their amazing pictures, their gigs, their craziness, their cartoons, their love stories, their films, their talent as fortune tellers, their free money making machines, their skill as an IT experts, their gardening, their small agriculture expertise, their arts, their architecture, their free games and thousand others that could color our lives.
This post is a tribute to that kind of friends I have. There are thousands of them, but let us check some of their links and find out why these people deserve a special tribute as friends, though most of them are non professional writers, photographers, film makers, but what they had produced would make us whispers: " Yes indeed, they are really good!"
Here are some recommended links that I am sure you might share my view of their quality. Please take note that the row where I put the names of the bloggers does not represent the rank at all. You may also recommend me more links and categories to be add in this list, but that should not be the links belong to companies or organizations except your own company or organization; I am sure that will be interesting and fun as we could assume it as a little appreciation among us as real bloggers.
I highly value your concern for spending your precious time to check for the links in this list. I wish our works as bloggers would contribute to a greater advantageous to many people around the globe; and most importantly, to create a better connection and to enable us as human beings to live in peace and harmony together.
May God bless our works.
Forever your friend, Neneng Tarigan - Indonesia.

Dr. Russ Murray (Canada)
Judas Maccabaeus(Israel)

Sir Johnny Ray (USA), the American No 1 Winning Novelist and an award winning writer of international romantic novels.
Pandora Poikilos (UK), a novelist. Peace from Pieces
Manoj Kumar (India), The Dot
Aisha (Pakistan), 3yeSH's Illusion, She and The City
Daniel Fung (Malaysia)

Jim McIntosh (New Zealand), Holes in My Soles
Simon M Hunter (UK), Simon Hunter Poetry
Rigzin Namgyal (India), Love, Poems, Thought
Vishwas Anand (India), Provoking Hearts and Minds
Kymberly Berson, Words of Expression

Thriller and Horror:
Julian Ravage (USA), Writing, Arts, Dreams.
John Mountain (USA), Written in Blood, Writing and Promoting thriller and horror books, films and video
Scott Riddick (USA), Tales From A Motel

Scott Riddick  (USA), a Typical Read
Debra El Ramey (USA), Pure and Simple
Bonnie Panter Gayadeen (USA), Bongo is me at
Therra Favor Weinberg (USA), Oh Lead Me
Amit Purswani (India), Krane Metal
Umamaheswari Andane (India), Perpetual Mind.
Savira Yogasavi (India), A Purple Journey
Lisa Brandel (USA), The Widow Lady.
Deborah/Debbie (USA), Scattered Musing of A Creative Mind.

Traveling Experience:
Dave Briggs (UK), "Daves Travel Page". Around The World Cyclist.
Jim McIntosh (New Zealand). Holes in My Soles.
Sigit Hermawan (Indonesia), Rest Area
Heinz Rainer (Austria), Project Life Art Travel: Life on Three Continents.
Michal Rupinski (Poland), Unlimited Dreamers
AJ Poliquit (Philippines), The Transcendental Tourist,
Jorie Pacli (Philippines), The Long and Winding Road.
Norazam Che Amat, (Malaysia)
Baracea Cosmin (Romania), Most Beautiful Islands
Aznzar (Morocco), Subme, Morocco Deserts.

Jim Brandono (USA), JP Brandono Photography
Mike Neal (USA), Neal Studios
Endy Daniel (Indonesia), Endy Photography
Hind Toufga (Morocco), Fashion Photography

Laura Spear (USA), Culinary Adventures.

Robert Puckett (USA), Missouri Permaculture.

Cafelab Architettura (Italy)
Chrystal Baker Russel (Canada), Adorn on a Shoestring, Interior Decoration

Prabha Karan (India), Peppyday: News, Softwares, Blogging
Joe Morrow (USA) at
Subrato Paul (India), Golden Twine,
Abhinav Singh (India), Hacking, Security, Computer.

Social Media:
Weddy Rhamdeny Karnalies (Indonesia/Australia), Social Outbreak/Indofast International

Human Right:
Geoge Sera (Kenya), Alliance Vision Educational Centre, A community project that supports orphans, widows and all vulnerable people in slum areas.
Jessica Brant (USA),  Finding One's Way, Women, Domestic Abuse, Survivor Stories

Damaio Carlos (Brazil), English Tips and Tour Guide.
Barry Smith (Australia), Keeping Kids Out of Trouble
Cristina Dubei (Romania), Human Resources and Marketing Projects.

Al Sears, MD (USA), Power for Healthy Living
Dr. Khan Sherief (Oman), All Internal Medicine
Jeff Simms (USA), Overcoming Diabetes
Mary Hudak Collins (USA), Living with Celiac & Food Allergies
Green Yatra (India),
Egidius Heerkens (Netherlands), A Self Sufficient Journey,
Nature, Cooking, Bush-crafts.

Scott Ledbetter (USA), Ye Olde Journalist

MaryelllenGrady (USA)
Jessica Mokrzycki (USA), Ascending The Hills

Fortune Teller:
Indranil Ray (India), Astrology Useful Information

Patricia Morrison (Canada), The Writing Womb
Scott Riddick (USA), A Typical Read
Pramod Lohia (Thailand), My Musing.

Johnny Ancich (Canada)

Thuy Kathrin Otto and friends (Germany), Two For Fashion
Nava Krishnan (Malaysia), Life Style on Nava K.
Hannah Santhanam (UK), Carina Bridesmaid Dresses
AngHoo (Singapore), Korean Fashion Indulgence,
Mdvanii (Finland)
Soncere Nada (Italy), Milana Fashion Galery
Zeeshan Rhana (Pakistan), Pakistan, India Beauty and Style

Gilliauna (Italy), Bits and Beads, Handcrafted jewelry.
Sarah Jones, USA, Cute Jewelery

Traditional Music:
Vedang Dharashive (India)

Glass art:

Bibi Bowman (USA)
Ashley Brake (USA)
Allison Reece (USA), Allison Reece Arts.

Wood crafts:
Sarah Wood (USA), Wood Arts Universe.

Aabhisek Phanda (India), Film Maker.
Chad Elliot, Days in the Park

Stars and Films Comments:
Colleen Sullivan (USA), Star Smoothy

Ikon Group (USA),

Making Money on Line:
Derek Jones (UK), Derek's Home and Business Blog 
Francisco Linares (UK), How to Make Money On Line With Francisco Linares.
Delois Mc Kay (USA), Click Bank Success Blog.
Bronzilla Sheppard (USA), Gift Ideas, Make Money and Advice
Adam Jones (Australia), Video Marketing 
Kevin Elliott (USA), The Best Way to Promote Business Through Video.
Akinori Shiratori (Japan), Javita Independent


Sr Supply Chain Program Manager - Seed Partnerships

Indigo is a company dedicated to harnessing nature to help farmers sustainably feed the planet. With a vision of creating a world where farming is an economically desirable and accessible profession, Indigo works alongside its growers to apply natural approaches, conserve resources for future generations, and grow healthy food for all. Utilizing beneficial plant microbes to improve crop health and productivity, Indigo's portfolio is focused on cotton, wheat, barley, corn, soybeans, and rice. The company, founded by Flagship Pioneering, is headquartered in Boston, MA, with additional offices in Memphis, TN, Research Triangle Park, NC, Sydney, Australia, Buenos Aires, Argentina, and S--o Paulo, Brazil.

The role of the Sr. Supply Chain Program Manager will be to build, manage, and strengthen partnerships with key stakeholders, both external and internal. The manager will ensure that forecasts for seed, SYM, and finances are held at the highest and tightest standards, provides inventory transparency, ensures a high quality product is delivered, and will serve as liaison between internal and external stakeholders driving on-time delivery and high performance of our partners.

Outcomes & Responsibilities:

  • Understand Indigo strategy and landscape of seed partners - and how the potential partners would fit into the landscape

    • Recruit seed partners and evaluate performance of those partners and work to improve or exit as needed. Develop criteria for certifying seed partners.
    • At end of season, assess performance and determine viability of partner; ensure that high performing partners are interested in working with Indigo again. Be the main point of contact for all seed partners for assigned crop/geography
    • Search, identify and qualify future seed partners as required to meet commercial forecasts at least 5 months before each planting season.

    • Establish relationships with target seed production partners, identifying capacity, gaps, and ways of working based on Indigo seed access strategy
    • Able to negotiate initial terms with potential partners, representing Indigo as a partner in the market - high level of responsiveness, openness, and relationship building

      • Negotiate commercial terms and performance expectations through the lifecycle of the relationship

      • Track industry trends and seed availability in open market throughout the year on crop of interest
      • Develop processes to create inventory transparency across seed partners

        • Where applicable, own responsibility of tracking, maintaining, and managing Indigo owned inventory

        • Develop reporting and forecasting processes

          • On an annual basis, partner with Commercial, Strategy, and Crop Product Management to revise the annual demand forecast and seed strategy.

          • Interface with Commercial and Crop Product Management to build the seed production plan and strategy to fulfill the seed needs required to hit the sales targets
          • Establish seed partner KPIs that form the basis for performance management of each seed partner.
          • Manage 3rd party production, warehousing, and logistics relationships as needed
          • Be comfortable with Oracle, purchase orders and manufacturing.


            • Demonstrated strong business acumen
            • Demonstrated past of negotiating contractual relationships and commercial terms with vendors/suppliers
            • Strong communicator, internally and externally, with a focus on setting and delivering on expectations
            • Able to work with little direction, self-starter and highly motivated
            • Able to work effectively across functions/organizations within Indigo
            • Demonstrate experience in utilizing data and data analytics
            • Able to work in a fast-pace environment
            • Flexible and can work with a high level of ambiguity
            • Able to build positive collaborative relationships
            • Highly results oriented


              • Bachelor's degree; Master's preferred
              • Minimum of 10 years' seed/ag related experience
              • Based in Memphis, and/or travel up to 50% (depending on target geography)


Aesop Store Miami / Metro Arquitetos Associados


The intention of the project was to explore a link between Miami’s mid-century modern architecture with the tradition of the Brazilian modern architecture. In the same creative way that the European modern architecture was interpreted in North America, there was an interpretation and recreation of this movement in South America. This connection is reinforced by Miami’s climatic and geographic characteristics – a sunny place and close to the tropical area. We established these bonds through the choice of pure geometric shapes, specially the cylinder and the circle, that are recurrent in both local and Brazilian modern architecture history, and also through the use of a light color palette, close to the white, another feature common to both traditions. Some important initial references were the Miami Beach Post Office, the work pieces from the Brazilian sculptor Sergio Camargo, the luminosity of American pools from David Hockney or even contemporaneous projects, sensitive to these recurrences, such as the Faena District from OMA, recently inaugurated in the city.


Chinese|Mandarin speaking Account Associate - The Job Harbour - São Paulo, SP

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Korean speaking Account Associate - The Job Harbour - São Paulo, SP

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German speaking Account Associate - The Job Harbour - São Paulo, SP

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Japanese speaking Account Associate - The Job Harbour - São Paulo, SP

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Systematic Theology Seminary Professor - Brazil - Evangelical Lutheran Church in America - São Leopoldo, RS

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Australian Technology Company contrata Internet Analyst – Portuguese (Brazil) para Online Job/In Any City In Brazil - Rio de Janeiro, RJ

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Seattle's Public Transportation Professionals Should Stop Going On About Tim Eyman's Car Tabs and Instead Think About Baron Haussmann

by Charles Mudede
Charles Mudede

And so, in one stroke, $7 billion has vanished from Sound Transit's future. It was there yesterday; it's gone today. Many will blame Tim Eyman, not only for Sound Transit's new fiscal shock, but also for throwing Washington's transportation system into a state of confusion. The roads in rural Washington will rot evermore. Car ownership will continue to be rewarded. Public transportation will, yet again, struggle to find adequate funding.

As regards to the regional light rail system, I think we should blame the bad news on Sound Transit. This organization was under the impression it had plenty of time build out the network. Ten or so years from now, it saw a train finally arriving in West Seattle. Fifteen or so years, in Ballard. Years after many of us are dead, there would be the sound of the first train arriving in Tacoma and Everett. Voters approved ST3 in 2016. But Sound Transit imagined it had all of this time on its hands. Everything must be done in careful stages. We need so many meetings, lots of input, and so on. The planning stage began in 2017 and was to end in 2022. Five years of planning. We can expect the future to see this long and luxurious period of planning as nothing more than a time of dreaming. As for 2035, it does not exist for us in 2019. It's just a nonsense year. A bunch of numbers in a mouth or on a web page. What's real is never more than five years into the future. Indeed, the only thing more ridiculous than Tim Eyman is the belief that you can spend years and years planning a massive public transportation project.

If voters gave you ST3 in 2016, you needed to become a Baron Haussmann and build as much as you can while you can. Ram the tracks and tunnels through the city with no apology. Do it today, because when it comes down to it, there really is no tomorrow.

The heroes of all public transportation professionals should be Baron Haussmann (Paris in the 19th century), Robert Moses (mid-century New York City), and Enrique Peñalosa (Bogota at the end of the 20th century). Look to no other figures for inspiration than these urban planners and movers.

But there is time for more meetings. Here's Sound Transit chair John Marchione on the passage of I-976:
At the next meeting of the full Sound Transit Board on Nov. 21 we will begin the process of responding to I-976. The Board will hear presentations from the agency’s finance staff as well as our general counsel. The Board will consider Sound Transit’s obligations to taxpayers who want their motor vehicle excise taxes reduced, as well as how to realize voters’ earlier direction to dramatically expand high capacity transit throughout the Puget Sound region.”

All we know for certain is that ST2, which was approved by voters in 2007 (during a time of very high gas prices), will be completed. Redmond, Bellevue, Lynnwood City Center, SeaTac, Federal Way. That's about it. The future (say, the citizens of 2035) will likely see the window for the extension of Link after ST1 as just under two decades. West Seattle and Ballard must no longer wait for more Sound Transit meetings. These locations have no future at the moment. Their time has come and gone. The transportation solution for Ballard and West Seattle will not be found in Sound Transit but in Metro.

Enrique Peñalosa, the former mayor of Bogota, and the only leftist of the big three urban movers (one admires the spirit of Haussmann and Moses, not their politics), was able to start and open a bus rapid transit (BRT) in just two years. Are you feeling me? People around him were talking about subways and light rail. This direction would have taken forever. All Peñalosa saw was the power he had, the money he could claim, and a very limited space of time within which he could act. A bus system with dedicated lanes, like the one the celebrated urban planner Jaime Lerner set up in Curitiba, Brazil, was his answer. And it worked. The daily ridership of BRT is now 2.4 million. This option (expanded rapid rides) could also work for Ballard and West Seattle. It's cheaper, and it requires two multimodal centers in downtown Seattle, one of which would, of course, be between Union Station and King Street Station.

The future of Link does not go beyond 2024. Anything after that point may as well end up in the pages of Game of Thrones.

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Key Account Manager, Transport (Indiana)

Indigo improves grower profitability, environmental sustainability, and consumer health through the use of natural microbiology and digital technologies. Utilizing beneficial plant microbes and agronomic insights, Indigo works with growers to sustainably produce high quality harvests. The company then connects growers and buyers directly to bring these harvests to market. Working across the supply chain, Indigo is forwarding its mission of harnessing nature to help farmers sustainably feed the planet. The company is headquartered in Boston, MA, with additional offices in Memphis, TN, Research Triangle Park, NC, Sydney, Australia, Buenos Aires, Argentina, and S--o Paulo, Brazil.

Indigo Ag is partnering with growers to produce, store and deliver high quality, identity preserved grain to premium buyers across the U.S. Our logistics organization is responsible for ensuring our grain is moved on-time and any issues that arise are managed professionally and timely. The Indigo logistics team's top priority is to ensure a best-in-class experience for our growers, carrier partners and buyers while continuously seeking new solutions to address key pain points in the ag transportation industry.

  • Develop new and established client/corporate transport accounts in assigned region to include: Cooperative & Independent Grain Companies; End Users: Feed Yards, Ethanol/Biofuel Companies, Mills, Crush Plants, etc.; Large Farm Operations
  • Foster, and maintain client/corporate transport accounts in assigned region
  • Collaborate with Grower Support Team & Regional Transport Managers to establish and execute new business initiatives
  • Build a book of business - lead dedicated/shared team members to build Indigo Transport supply and demand. Key delivery metrics include:

    • Revenue: total amount of payment processed for Transport;
    • Supply: number of shippers that sign up with Indigo Transport;
    • Demand: number of shippers enrolled for Transport and number of loads posted;
    • Profit: profitability of Indigo Transport

    • Create best-in class vendor experience for Indigo Transport
    • Keep an on-going pulse on regional freight cost and movements & patterns to capitalize on backhaul and other shipping opportunities for Indigo Transport Partners
    • Utilize working knowledge of region to advise clients on new Direct Ship opportunities for all commodity grain and feed ingredients including but not limited to:

      • Grains: YC, YSB, Wheat, Milo, Rice, Etc.
      • Dry/Wet Distiller's & Brewer's Grains
      • Soymeal/Soyhulls
      • Cottenseed Hulls & more

      • Work closely with internal Shipping Group to ensure timely and of accurate deliveries of assigned/promised loads from clients
      • Generates reports and present to senior Indigo leadership
      • Understand Regional Transport supply/demand and seasonality in order to formulate strategy, tactics, and programs necessary to meet quarterly goals and objectives

        Understands and embodies our mission & core values

        • Excited by Indigo's mission; believes that Indigo can fundamentally change the agriculture industry; can clearly articulate passion for our mission and values
        • Optimistic and innovative; solution-oriented; shows no signs of cynicism
        • Will be widely viewed as someone who personifies our core values, is committed to them, and leans on them when making decisions. Specifically:

          • Demonstrates a track record of high integrity - doing the right thing, owning mistakes, conducting oneself honestly
          • Values, communicates and interacts with others with high levels of transparency and respect
          • Collaborates well across functions; creates an inspiring and collegial work environment


            • Extensive knowledge of Agriculture Logistics
            • Sales driven approach
            • Exceptional communication skills
            • Solutions Mindset
            • Self-starter ("Make It Happen" attitude)
            • Analytical/Data driven
            • Experience with building supplier relationships
            • Knowledge of 3rd party driver / dispatch operations for transport logistics
            • Knowledge of Transport Industry trends and pricing
            • Comfortable with ambiguity
            • Demonstrated experience in developing and growing relationships with drivers
            • Ability to get things done without clear direction
            • Customer experience oriented
            • Collaborative; able to work with diverse groups (Shippers, Carriers, Internal Indigo teams)
            • Ability to balance attention to detail with swift execution


              • Bachelor's degree, preferably in business, or logistics/supply chain management
              • 5+ years of experience in the transportation industry strongly preferred (5+ year experience in target region, with transportation or agriculture experience)
              • Sales Experience
              • Agriculture/Transport, Operational Logistics, and/or Ag Brokering Experience highly preferred
              • Demonstrates evidence of lean/six sigma/continuous improvement experience and quantifiable results
              • Targeted cities include: Fort Wayne, Indianapolis, Bloomington

                Indigo is committed to living our values, specifically "creating a work environment where everyone feels respected, connected, and has opportunities to learn and grow." As part of living our values, we strive to create a diverse and inclusive work environment where everyone feels they can be themselves and has an equal opportunity of succeeding.


La frase de hoy

Autor: Aleksandr Pushkin

ENGLISH - where the sword of the law cannot reach, there reaches the lash of satire
ITALIAN - dove non arriva la spada della legge, là giunge la frusta della satira
SPANISH - allí donde no alcanza la espada de la ley, llega el látigo de la sátira
FRENCH - le fouet de la satire arrive là où l’épée de la loi n’arrive pas
GERMAN - wohin das Schwert des Gesetzes nicht reicht, dahin reicht die Peitsche der Satire
RUSSIAN - куда не достает меч законов, туда достает бич сатиры - Aleksandr Pushkin
ARABIC - عندما لا يمكن أن تنال سيف القانون ,يناله سوط الهجو
CHINESE - 法律之剑不及之处,那里就有讽刺的鞭子
AFRIKAANS - waar die swaard van die wet nie kan uitkom nie, daar slaan die sweep van satire
ARAGONES - astí do no i plega a espata d'a lai, plega o latigo d'a satira
BASQUE - legearen ezpata iristen ez den lekuetara, satiraren zartailua heltzen da
BOLOGNESE - duv an i arîva la spèda dla laZZ, ai pänsa la fróssta dla quajunadûra
BRAZILIAN PORTUGUESE - onde a espada da lei não chega, chega o chicote da sátira
BRESCIANO - endoe ria mja la spada de la lès, la ria la frusta de la satira
BRETON - ma ne c'hall ket tizhout kleze ar gwir, eno e tizh taol-fouet ar goaperezh
CZECH - kam nedosáhne meč zákona, dosáhne šleh satiry
DUTCH - daar waar het zwaard van de wet niet kan komen, slaat de zweep van de satire
DZORATÂI - yô la palasse de la djustice pâo pas aveindre, avein l'ècourdjà de la mourguerî
ESPERANTO - tie, kie glavo de leĝo ne atingas, alvenas la vipo de la satiro
FINNISH - minne oikeuden miekka ei ulotu, sinne yltää satiirin ruoska
FLEMISH - daar waar het zwaard van de wet niet kan komen, slaat de zweep van de satire
GALICIAN - alí onde non chega a espada da lei, chega o látego da sátira
GRIKO SALENTINO - icì pu en istàzzi i spada attin legge, icì istàzzi i frusta atti ssatira
HEBREW - למקום בו לא מגיעה חרב החוק, מגיעה הסטירה
HINDI - जहां न्याय की तलवार नहीं पहुंच पाती वहां व्यंग की चाबुक काम आती है
HUNGARIAN - ahová nem ér el a törvény pallosa, oda a szatíra korbácsa csap le
JAPANESE - 法の刀が届かぬところには、風刺の鞭が届く
JUDEO-SPANISH - ande no yega la espada de la ley, yega el kurbach de la satira
KOREAN - 법의 칼날이 닿지 못하는 곳엔 풍자의 채찍이 뻗친다
LATIN - ubi gladius legis non pervenit, satirae flagellum pervenit
LATVIAN - kur nesniedzas likuma zobens, tur sniedzas satīras šautras
LEONESE - aonde nun arriba la espada de la llei, arriba la frusta de la sátira
MAPUNZUGUN - chew ñi puwnon mew ta ley ñi güzef puwkey ta ka ta wixantuku zugun
MIRANDOLESE - indu a n ariva minga la spada dla leǵ, là l'ariva la scuria dla satira
MUDNÉS - ind'àn 'rìva mènga la spêda 'd'la lêz, ècco la frôsta 'd'la sàtira
PADUAN - indove che no riva ea spada dea leze, riva ea frusta dea satira
PAPIAMENTU - unda e spada di lèi no por yega, e zjuip di sátira ta yega
PARMIGIANO - iindóva l'an gh'ariva la späda d' la leg, l'ariva la frusta 'd la satira
PERSIAN - هر جا که شمشير قانون نمی رسد، شلاق طنز راه می يابد
POLISH - gdzie nie dosięgnie miecz prawa, tam dotrze bicz satyry
PORTUGUESE - onde a espada da lei não chega, chega o chicote da sátira
PRAIESE - addvi nun arriva la spada dilla leggi,là arriva la frusta dilla satira
ROMAGNOLO - in dov un arroiva e spuntoun d'la lez, arrroiva la frosta ad sghignaz
ROMAN - ´ndo´ nun ariva la spada della legge, ariva la frusta della satira
ROMANIAN - unde nu ajunge spada legii, ajunge biciul satirei
SARDINIAN LOGUDORESU - i nue no arrivada s'ispada de sa lezze. in cue arrivada su cannau de sa satira
SICILIAN - unni non arriva 'a spada d' 'a liggi, ddà arriva 'a zzotta d' 'a satira
SLOVAK - kam nedosiahne meč zákona, dosiahne bič satiry
SWEDISH - dit lagens svärd inte når, når satirens piska
THAI - แม้กฎหมายอาจเอื้อมไปไม่ถึงที่ใด การเสียดสีย่อมไปถึงได้เสมอ
TRADITIONAL CHINESE - 法律的劍無法觸及的地方,那就是諷刺的鞭子觸及之處
TURKISH - adaletin kılıcının ulaşamadığı yere yerginin kırbacı ulaşır
VENETIAN - 'ndove che no' riva la spada de la leze, la riva la scuria de la satira
WELSH - lle na all cleddyf y gyfraith gyrraedd, yno y cyrraedd llach dychan


“Noul totalitarism e progresist și eco”


FUMIGENE DE WEEKEND (111) O treime din generaţia millennials, născuţi între 1981 - 1996, “ar vota în 2020 cu candidaţii de extremă stângă”, relevă un sondaj comandat de Fundația americană pentru memoria victimelor comunismului. Potrivit acestuia, “capitalismul a pierdut din popularitate”, fiind sprijinit de doar jumătate dintre  aceștia. 36% aprobă comunismul, iar 70% ar vota cu socialiștii STOP Probabil că respectivii habar n-au care e diferența dintre ele. "Dacă nu educăm generaţia tânără despre adevărul istoric al celor 100 de milioane de victime ucise de regimurile comuniste în ultimul secol, să nu ne surprindă disponibilitatea ei pentru ideile marxiste", declară realizatorul studiului. De altfel, peste 20% dintre milennials cred că "societatea ar fi mai bună dacă s-ar elimina ideea proprietăţii private" STOP Interesante comentariile la un interviu al Hotnews pe această temă, cu un istoric din aceeași generație: “o bună parte din mileniali sunt confuzi din cauza unui amestec de ignoranța și conformism. Ignoranța e întreținută de un sistem educațional deficitar... Avem în Romania, în USA sau în Franța, generații de analfabeți funcționali care pot silabisi, dar nu înteleg sensul și logica unei fraze (nu mai vorbim de lexic)” STOP Iar mai departe: “Obama a criticat dur...agresivitatea celor care tind să arate imediat cu degetul orice nu e "corect politic". Fostul președinte democrat s-a arătat îngrijorat de tendința de a bloca dezbaterea în campusurile universitare și de a interzice opiniile diferite (de cele progresiste)” STOP Un alt cititor concluzionează: “noul totalitarism e progresist și eco".  De genul Greta, 2035fărătutun, USR, Arafat și alții/altele. La “și alții” intră și Cioloș, care a îndrăznit să-și critice fostul subaltern pentru prestația de la Colectiv și “ascunderea” filmului în care șeful DSU, aidoma “bărbatului în alb din 10 august”, vorbește la telefon netulburat în mijlocul nebuniei STOP Atât de tare l-a supărat pe Arafat critica asta, încât a început să vorbească moldovenește, nemaiscoțându-l pe Cioloș din “dânsul”  STOP „Am văzut pe dânsul (Dacian Cioloş – n.r.) spune că un departament nu trebuie să ţină de un om şi sunt total de acord cu dânsul (...) Mai mult decât atât, dânsul comentează că un astfel de departament atunci când funcţionează doar sub comanda omului suprem are o problemă. Departamentul nu funcţionează doar sub comanda omului suprem” STOP În paranteză fie spus, Arafat a încercat o mică diversiune cu o teorie a conspirației, potrivit căreia cineva a încercat să îi ia jucăriile (elicoptere și avioane SMURD, înmatriculate militar). Dar declarația nu prea a avut ecou, fiind preluată sporadic. Asta în comparație cu marea  lovitură de presă despre “aparatele morții”, pe vremea când Arafat dădea verdicte despre vapat. “O tempora...” STOP Noul ministru de Interne a fost întâmpinat de protestatari cu cererea: “Capul lui Arafat vrem” STOP “Bătrânii sunt otrăviţi de medicamente, pentru că testările clinice se fac pe tineri. Mulţi pensionari iau câte 10-20 de  pastile pentru bolile pe care le au, ceea ce îi expune multiplelor reacţii adverse şi mai ales interacţiunilor dintre ele”, consideră Serviciului Naţional pentru Sănătate din Anglia. “Studii anterioare au scos în evidenţă că o persoană din 15 se află în spital din cauza reacţiilor adverse ale medicamentelor prescrise” STOP Dacă ar fi să jucăm Monopoly...Pe hârtie stăm bine, pe teren e jale. “La nivel de proiectare, suntem campioni, dar în ceea ce priveşte km de autostradă, 828, suntem pe locul 128 în lume, după Zimbabwe şi Gabon” STOP “Prima regulă a pieței unice din Uniunea Europeană este să ai o autostrada către Germania”, a transmis autorităților române un economist-șef al Băncii Mondiale, coordonator al politicii economice pentru statele UE. O autostradă catre Germania nu avem, dar avem un Președinte. Se pune? STOP Și totuși, “România alături de Germania”. Potrivit Eurostat, aproape două treimi dintre orașele europene cu cei mai puțini tineri se află în  cele două țări STOP “Industria sănătății”, ca și “industria morții”, tot industrie se cheamă că este, vulnerabilă la procese în masă declanșate de avocați orientați financiar. Nu doar “big tobacco”, dar și “big farma” plătește înțelegeri (settlements) ca să fie lăsată în pace. “Cinci producători şi distribuitori de medicamente oferă 50 de miliarde de dolari în numerar, servicii și medicamente, pentru închiderea investigaţiilor în care industria farmaceutică este acuzată că a provocat criza opioidelor din SUA”. În instanțe sunt 2.600 de procese, arată Cursdeguvernare STOP Procesomania, faza pe budă. După ce fosta șefă a ASSMB, o anume Coțofană, a afirmat că „în mandatul doamnei Firea, s-au plătit WC-uri de 230 de lei cu 3.500 de lei plus TVA”, Primărița a declarat că nu se lasă și merge cu ea “de gât, la cremenal”, adică îi face plângere la DNA STOP Guardian scrie că Guvernul chinez a lansat un Cod de conduită menit să „amplifice atitudinea pozitivă a cetăţenilor faţă de partid şi ţară şi să creeze un simţ al identităţii colective”. Documentul, emis de CC al PCC, este “un instrument nou de propagandă și de consolidare a cultului personalității, centrat pe liderul Xi Jinping și are rolul de a-i crește legitimitatea într-o perioadă în care Beijingul se confruntă cu provocări serioase - protestele din Hong Kong, încetinirea economiei și războiul comercial cu SUA. Cetățenii sunt îndemnați să trateze gândirea Xi Jinping ca fiind nucleul busolei lor morale civice, fiind omise multe referințe la alți lideri din istoria țării, precum Mao”. Aviz simpatizanților americani ai comunismului! STOP “Facebook a acceptat să plătească o amendă de 500.000 de lire sterline pentru încălcarea legislaţiei privind protecţia datelor, în cazul Cambridge Analytica”, a anunţat autoritatea britanică de reglementare. Aceasta pentru că “date despre cel puţin un milion de utilizatori britanici s-au aflat printre informaţiile strânse de Cambridge Analytica şi folosite în scopuri politice” STOP CA a fost angajată de Trump pentru campania din 2016 și ar fi fost “implicată în peste 200 de campanii electorale, inclusiv în Nigeria, Kenya, Cehia, India şi Argentina”, lucrând împreună cu “companii specializate în strângerea de informaţii”. La momentul scandalului, Cambridge Analytica România era condusă de ginerele Ministrului de externe (în prezent Președinte al Senatului), având sediul chiar la domiciliul acestuia. Peter Imre a lucrat cândva pentru o mare companie americană de tutun STOP “Camera Reprezentanţilor SUA a recunoscut în mod oficial genocidul armean, într-un vot simbolic fără precedent...o majoritate zdrobitoare de 405 din 435 de voturi, într-o rară unitate între democraţi şi republicani”. Ministerul turc de Externe a ”condamnat ferm” acest act politic și l-a convocat pe ambasadorul american. La rândul lor, bulgarii au convocat-o la Externe pe ambasadoarea Franței, după declarațiile ofensatoare ale lui Macron, care îi preferă bulgarilor pe cei din Coasta de Fildeș. Numai oficialii noștri au stat în poziția ghiocel cănd ambasadorii SUA ne-a dat lecții și indicații STOP “Orban de la Budapesta l-a felicitat pe Orban de la București. Presa maghiară face glume cu Ardealul”. Iar unii au postat pe FB: “să vezi de acum încolo ce de Hello Budapest!” STOP Înainte de predarea mandatului, fostul ministru al Agriculturii a avut parte de o aniversare unică. “PSD-iștii din Arad i-au făcut cadou lui Petre Daea, de ziua lui, un tort în formă de oaie”. Oaia aia e a lui STOP Contrabanda cu țigări a ajuns la un minim istoric apropiat de nivelul european: 10,5%. Evident, lobiștii antitutun, pregătiți să împingă tare proiectul de vânzare a țigărilor pe sub tejghea, au sărit de fund în sus că ar fi manipulare, de genul celei pe care o practică ei când clamează așa-zisele “pierderi cauzate de tutun: 4,2% din PIB”. Râd și curcile STOP Țigări de contrabandă în magazine, la Ploiești. Șase magazine au fost descoperite practicând acest “sport” bănos, alegându-se cu marfa confiscată și amenzi. Poliția nu i-a crezut pe împricinații care s-au declarat simpli vizionari, care anticipează legea Emanuel Ungureanu/Ramona Brad STOP BAT a ajuns pe locul 27 în topul exportatorilor. În același timp, a extins campania cu scrumiere stradale din Sectorul 3 București, dăruind 200 de bucăți Primăriei Iași. Pe pariu că, iar, fac activiștii scandal? Deocamdată, fac doar bube roșii și nu pot dormi pentru că, la Parament, se lanseză “Coaliția pentru libertatea comerțului și a comunicării” STOP A căzut ultima redută: “fumătorii din Austria nu-şi mai pot aprinde o ţigară în cafenele şi restaurante”, relatează AFP. Să vedem cât va afecta interdicția locul Vienei în topul celor mai bune orașe în care merită să trăiești STOP Deși cocktailurile de medicamente fac ravagii, “specialiștii în sănătate publică” au alt azimut: țigările electronice. Pentru că SUA nu se grăbește cu interdicțiile, dat fiind că majoritatea cazurilor semnalate sunt de la extract ilegal de canabis, “experții lu’ Bloomberg” s-au orientat către alte meleaguri, mai înfometate. După Brazilia, Thailanda şi India, “China a decretat închiderea temporară a magazinelor specializate în vânzarea de ţigări electronice, până când efectele acestora asupra stării de sănătate vor fi lămurite” STOP “Aprozăreasa candidează la Primaria Cluj”. Aurelia Cristea, mama legii antifumat de acum trei ani, vrea să îi ia fața lui Boc. Dar, Clujul e un oraș orientat, cu nas politic fin și buzunare larg deschise către investitori. Ca dovadă, “eșecul electoral” al lui Barna. Evenimentul Zilei relatează că, la adunarea simpatizanţilor acestuia, s-ar fi ocupat doar jumătate dintr-o sală de Cinema. A se compara cu prezența la filmele de dans de la TIFF, sponsorizate de JTI STOP Viorica Dăncilă între sabie și macetă. După ce candidata PSD a primit în dar o sabie de Samurai, ca să “taie ce trebuie”, simpatizanții ei, care împărțeau pliante la Brăila, au fost fugăriți de un bărbat înarmat cu o macetă STOP Istoria romanțată e, uneori, pasională. “John F. Kennedy a fost refuzat de actriţa Sophia Loren, dar vedete precum Audrey Hepburn şi Angie Dickinson au avut relaţii intime cu preşedintele american”, relatează Daily Mail. La noi, istoria rescrisă în funcție de “politicile corecte cacofonice” e năucitoare, scrie Marius Oprea despre Hodor și așa-zișii istorici de la CNSAS, influențați în impietarea lor de ideologii “Fenomenului Pitești”, adică de torționari și securiști STOP Dna Ludwig, noul Comisarul german pe droguri (echivalentul ANA, de la noi), a declarat mai întâi că dorește interzicerea reclamelor la țigari clasice și electronice pe panourile publicitare (că astfel s-ar putea vedea sau nu s-ar mai putea vedea ce face sau ar trebui să facă ea), după care a revenit “la castravete”: 19% dintre adolescenți au recunoscut că folosesc canabis, procent care urcă vertiginos la grupa de vârsta 18-25 de ani: 42,5% STOP Heroina și opioidele (produse farma) reprezintă, însă, principala cauză de deces asociat consumului de droguri, cu 1275 cazuri anual. Ludwig a concluzionat că oamenii trebuie ajutați sa scape de dependențe, iar “dezbaterile bazate pe ideologie” trebuie înlocuite cu dialogul STOP Socialiștii din PE dau pe dinafară de “corectitudine politică”. Nu l-au vrut pe albul hetero Sigfrid Mureșan Comisar european, pentru că nu era nici măcar femeie. Noroc că Adina Vălean e ok și nu ne va face de râs,  deși e straight STOP Cancerul corectitudinii politice ucide conștiințe și talente. Regizorul Andrei Șerban a declarat la TVR că a demisionat de la Universitatea Columbia când i s-a cerut să angajeze un nou profesor, "de preferință o femeie de culoare, care dacă este gay e foarte bine", și nu a fost de acord ca rolul Julietei să fie jucat de un transsexual STOP "În epoca Trump, dreapta e foarte radicală, stânga e foarte radicală...Universitățile în America sunt de obicei de stânga...” iar “Columbia e un fel de socialism care merge spre comunism, e o nouă formă de comunism", a spus  regizorul (HEXAVALENT)



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The Amazon Synod was remarkable for so many good things. Pope Francis showed genuine respect to the indigenous people of the Amazon, the bishops addressed the pastoral needs of the region with breakthrough recommendations to ordain married men and formally recognize the ministry of women, and participants raised up ecological degradation and predatory practices toward both the earth and the poor as urgent challenges of our time. It’s a shame that what many will remember from this synod instead is a two-foot-high wooden statue of a pregnant woman, which became the focus of ire, misunderstanding, fear, public controversy, and ultimately vandalism.

The small statue I am speaking of is, of course, the folk-art depiction of a pregnant woman that was placed on display, first at a tree-planting ceremony organized by Franciscans and later in a Roman church. At the tree planting a number of items representing life in the Amazon were arranged in a central position on the lawn of the Vatican gardens, with the assembly gathered around them in a circle: a canoe; a cloth covered with images of a river and plants; representations of birds and fish; a net; and several human figures, including martyrs to the faith and two pregnant native women, kneeling, in an introspective pose, with a child visible in the womb of each one. During the ceremony, an Amazonian woman picked up one of these folk-art pieces and presented it to Pope Francis, who blessed it. She called it “Our Lady of the Amazon” as she presented it to him (a video of the event shows this clearly, although not all of her words are audible). Some speculated that the two pregnant women together represented the Visitation, although this was never stated.

No one in the delegation who set up the display, nor those in the organizing committee of the synod who had experience in the region, seemed at all ruffled by the presence of the images of the pregnant women. Pope Francis, who has a great respect for popular piety, was the least disturbed of all. He received the woman kindly, and gave his blessing to the image. When asked about the provenance of the figure, Fr. Fernando Lopez, SJ, an itinerant preacher who travels to the remote regions of the Amazon with a missionary group, said they had been using this image for years. They bought it in an artisan’s market in Brazil.

He explained that it represents life—an explanation similar to those offered by Paolo Ruffini of the Vatican Dicastery of Communications, and by Bishop David Guinea, a missionary bishop in Peru, who pointed out that he had seen this image on other occasions. “We all have different interpretations: the Virgin Mary, Mother Earth…women, fertility, life; Amazonia is meant to be full of life,” he said. The bishop’s answer, although hardly satisfying to those who wished to pin down the meaning to one thing, offered a good example of how multivalent symbols work. The cross, to take a classic example, embraces both suffering and glory, redemption and solidarity—it is never just one thing. Fr. Lopez was also comfortable making reference to the allusive qualities of the image of the pregnant woman: “We were all born from a mother, and we all have a mother who was pregnant and delivered us to life…. It’s a mystery, life itself, that signifies in a way that God is also mother, he’s engendered us and cares for life.” All of these interpretations are, strictly speaking, Christian.

Afterwards the display was transferred to the Carmelite church of St. Mary Transpontina, down the street from St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome. These figures and objects were intended to rest there as a sign of the living realities and theological perspectives that are part of the Amazonian region, realities that the synod wished to engage through their work and deliberations. The idea—familiar to anyone who has ever prepared a prayer corner or a focus table for a religious gathering—was that these tangible objects would bring to mind the spiritual realities we naturally associate with them, such as the sacredness of life, the beauty and fragility of the rainforest, the blessing of work, the necessity of witness, and so on, and so inspire people to pray for the synod. At least, that was what was supposed to happen.

What actually happened was a good deal less edifying. A flurry of outrage, prompted by the false idea that the statues and the ceremony itself were idolatrous, broke out in the right-wing press and across social media. Every explanation offered for the presence and meaning of the statuettes was subjected to a hermeneutic of suspicion, and the more reasonable interpretations were discarded in favor of the most damning ones. Self-appointed guardians of orthodoxy, whipped into a frenzy of zealotry by the speculation that the figure actually represented Pachamama, an Andean female deity, stole the artworks from the church and threw them into the Tiber.

There are plenty of images of Pachamama, and some show her pregnant, but not one of them looks like the statuette from the Vatican ceremony.

Although the actual act of vandalism may have been spontaneous, the breakdown of understanding and civility that preceded it was the fruit of organized efforts to sabotage the synod. Indeed, charges of idolatry were being made before the synod began or anyone had seen the statue. Concerns about the “dangers” of inculturation, and dark warnings about the supposedly pagan nature of ecological themes in Pope Francis’s teachings, were already in the air.

To give a couple of examples: In June, the retired German Cardinal Walter Brandmüller published a public condemnation of the synod through journalist Sandro Magister’s blog. This broadside against the synod was released simultaneously in five different languages. Brandmüller deemed the working document “heretical” for its references to “Mother Earth,” which he decried as expressions of a “pantheistic idolatry of nature.” He was soon seconded by American Cardinal Raymond Burke, with whom he had coauthored the famous “dubia” in 2016, challenging Francis on the orthodoxy of his exhortation Amoris laetitia.

Journalist Christopher White, writing in Crux in September, also profiled a group called the “Pan-Amazon Synod Watch.” This “hub of resistance” was sponsored by the Plinio Corrêa de Oliveira Institute (IPCO) and the Societies for the Defense of Tradition, Family and Property (TFP), a traditionalist right-wing Brazilian organization devoted to capitalism. Oliveira, who died in 1995, was himself a traditionalist and strongly opposed to Vatican II. He was also particularly disdainful of indigenous peoples, whom he considered crypto-pagans. Their communitarian impulses, in Oliveria’s view, constitute a threat to civilization, which is bound up with private property. The TFP hosted a conference in Rome at the time of the synod, where they showcased their critique of everything they associated with it, from climate science to liberation theology. Cardinal Burke attended, and Cardinal Brandmüller closed the conference.

LifeSiteNews also attended this conference and interviewed a tribal leader who spoke at it, Jonas Marcolino Macuxi. Macuxi is an Evangelical Protestant. According to the article, he said the ritual on the Vatican lawn looked “decidedly ‘pagan.’” But Pedro Gabriel, a Portuguese doctor who has written extensively and carefully about the controversy at the website “Where Peter Is,” noted that if you actually listen to the video, you can see that Macuxi never used the word pagan. He says that the use of smoke for purification is primitive, and “we don’t do that.” But one is left to wonder if he might have said the same thing about liturgical uses of incense or about praying before statues of the saints—Catholic practices that many Evangelicals regard as improper. This is but one example of how an eagerness to tar the synod and Pope Francis with charges of syncretism and heresy ran ahead of the facts.

As the synod wore on, critics of the pope continued to fan the flames of anxiety and alarm—some even going so far as to compare the presence of the female figures to “the abomination of desolation” spoken of in Scripture, or to call their introduction into a church “a grave sin, a crime against the divine law” (this last from Cardinal Gerhard Müller, former head of the Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith, who ought to know better). Some who viewed the video of the tree-planting ceremony spied what they thought was a phallic symbol in the display, and their panic deepened. They later were forced to admit that what they saw was merely the upraised arm of another statuette, lying on the ground, representing one of the martyrs of the Amazon. Scandal and outrage were easily aroused by, well, reading into things stuff that wasn’t there.

It is worth noting that there was nothing particularly Pachamama-like about the statues that were thrown into the Tiber, except that they were women. (Pope Francis called them “statues of the pachamama” when he announced that the police had recovered them from the river, but his use of this name was only because the Italian media had used it, according to Vatican spokesman Matteo Bruni.) You can look online for images of Pachamama and there are dozens. The Andean goddess’s name has been emblazoned on all kinds of things, including tours, ecological institutes, music groups, artworks, face creams, and more. There are plenty of images of Pachamama, and some show her pregnant, but not one of them looks like the statuette from the Vatican ceremony, whose outstanding qualities are (a) her humility, and (b) the child within her womb, who is visible and depicted with care as an individual. More typically, Pachamama is shown with an effusion of fruit and flowers around her, proud of her fertility, which is abundant; the child in her womb is not so important because, after all, she is a nature goddess and the fecundity of nature is wider than that.

It therefore seems clear to me that whether or not one could dig up a layer of indigenous nature-religion underlying the images that were brought into the Vatican and later vandalized, the image as it stands possesses genuine Christian qualities—specifically humility, dignity, and respect for both women and unborn children. These qualities may have drawn Christian believers to it in the first place, when they saw and purchased it in a market in Brazil. It is good that the Pope received it respectfully and blessed it. It belongs within the church, as a gift of the Amazonian people to the rich and varied patrimony of Catholicism.

Pope Saint Paul VI, in his landmark exhortation on evangelization in 1975, wrote that “The Church is an evangelizer, but she begins by being evangelized herself” (no. 15). He also wrote, with great respect, that non-Christian and pre-Christian religions “are all impregnated with innumerable ‘seeds of the Word’ and can constitute a true ‘preparation for the Gospel’” (no. 53). There it is again—the symbol of pregnancy—this time used to describe the church in its work of evangelization. Perhaps rather than the image of the pregnant woman suggesting nature-worship, it ought to suggest to us that the Amazonian people are bringing to fruition the “seeds of the Word” that they have received. Perhaps if we could accept it in the right spirit, we might even be a little more evangelized ourselves.


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Condemned in many countries as a form of medical fraud, psychic surgery is practiced by healers in several indigenous cultures, mainly in the Philippines and Brazil. Acting as mediums for healing forces, practitioners allegedly perform surgery using their fingers or other tools, usually without violating the skin surface, and remove disease-causing matter from within patients. However, many believe that this is little more than sleight of hand. What magicians have worked to debunk the practice? Discuss


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My name is Elaine, I'm from Brazil and I work with productivity and continuous improvement projects. I'm starting a new challenge, a project in a locomotive attendance flow that happens when it has a problem along the way and a team is called to solve the problem that happened. The problem is this team can be located in a different and distant place. I'd like to know if there is someone could share some experience or project in a similar situation. Its something like an emergency call that the service should happen quickly, in a productivity way.

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Changes to Local Age Ratings in Brazil - News - Apple Developer


Apple is committed to making sure that the App Store is a safe place for kids around the world to browse and download apps. Due to regulations in Brazil, the Brazil-specific age ratings that are automatically generated from the age ratings set in App Store Connect have been adjusted as listed below. The local age rating is shown as a badge displayed alongside Apple’s rating on the App Store in Brazil.

Apps with Infrequent/Mild selected for the following content descriptions displays a local rating of 12+:

  • Mature or Suggestive Themes
  • Sexual Content or Nudity

Apps with Infrequent/Mild selected for the following content descriptions displays a local rating of 14+:

  • Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use References

Apps with Frequent/Intense selected for the following content descriptions displays a local rating of 18+:

  • Mature or Suggestive Themes
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Fight inequality, beat poverty

Fight inequality, beat poverty Anonymous (not verified) Fri, 08/23/2019 - 14:25

Did you know that 1% now own more than the rest of us combined? Inequality is growing around the world. Every year, the gap between rich and poor gets even wider.

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We can challenge the concentration of wealth and power in the hands of the few. We can change the rules on tax to make sure the richest pay their fair share. We can demand more spending on public health and education. We can demand fair wages for everyone. We can make sure the poorest have a voice, and those voices are heard by those in power.

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The Paraisópolis favela borders the affluent district of Morumbi in São Paulo, Brazil (2008). Photo: Tuca Vieira
The Paraisópolis favela borders the affluent district of Morumbi in São Paulo, Brazil (2008). Photo: Tuca Vieira

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Amazon Indigenous Warrior Who Guarded Forest In Brazil Killed


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Illegal loggers kill Amazon warrior


Illegal loggers in the Amazon ambushed an indigenous group that was formed to protect the forest and shot dead a young warrior and wounded another, leaders of the Guajajara tribe in northern Brazil said on Saturday, reports Reuters. Paulo Paulino Guajajara, or Lobo (which means ‘wolf’ in Portuguese), was hunting on Friday inside the Arariboia reservation in Maranhao state when he was attacked and shot in the head. Another Guajajara, Laercio, was wounded but escaped, they said. The clash comes amid an increase in invasions of reservations by illegal loggers and miners since right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro took office this year and vowed to open up protected indigenous lands to economic development. “The Bolsonaro government has indigenous blood on its hands,” Brazil’s pan-indigenous organisation APIB, which represents many of the country’s 900,000 native people, said in a statement on Saturday.

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12.10.: Using Engineer-Developed Models to Disrupt Human Trafficking

11.10.: What is driving sub-Saharan Africa’s rapid rise in drug use?

10.10.: Interactive map of projects, studies, policies and institutions aiming to tackle violent extremism and polarisation

09.10.: Not every school’s anti-bullying program works – some may actually make bullying worse

08.10.: An innovative strategy to reduce gun violence: beautify Chicago neighborhoods

07.10.: Polarisation – a complex challenge for local authorities

06.10.: Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System

05.10.: How to map violence without police data

04.10.: Child Friendly Cities Summit

03.10.: If you want to cut bullying in schools, look at the ‘invisible violence’ in our society

02.10.: The Neuroscience of Terrorism: How We Convinced a Group of Radicals to Let Us Scan Their Brains

01.10.: 6th Global Conference on Violence Against Women - SVRI Forum 2019


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Certified Ethical Hacker - CEH V10 - Hippo Cyber Institute , Dubai

Certified Ethical Hacker V10
A Certified Ethical Hacker is a skilled professional who understands and knows how to look for weaknesses and vulnerabilities in target systems and uses the same knowledge and tools as a malicious hacker, but in a lawful and legitimate manner to assess the security posture of a target system(s). The CEH credential certifies individuals in the specific network security discipline of Ethical Hacking from a vendor-neutral perspective.

Hippo Cyber Institute Premium CEH V10 Training program 
  • Officially EC-Council Accredited training Centre
  • Certified EC-Council Trainer with 8+ year of industrial training experience in more than 8 countries and delivered training to people from America, Canada, Brazil, UK, Netherlands, Belgium, Angola, Nigeria, Ghana, South Africa, Cameroon, Egypt, Syria, Australia, Hongkong, Mongolia, Philippines, Indian, Sri Lanka, Saudi Arabia, Argentine, Qatar, Tanzania, Lesotho, Seychelles, Afghanistan, Burundi, Sweden, Pakistan, Russia
  • Official EC-Council courseware material includes Book, Tools, & Exam Voucher
  • Official EC-Council Test Centre
  • Intense hands on training and demonstration
  • One free repeat training if not you are not ready for the exam
  • Exam tips, practice questions, and in-depth explanations
  • Post-training support
  • Exam Registration support
  • Exam cost of all the training are included
  • Refreshments
About the Program

Our security experts have designed over 140 labs which mimic real time scenarios in the course to help you “live” through an attack as if it were real and provide you with access to over 2200 commonly used hacking tools to immerse you into the hacker world.
As “a picture tells a thousand words”, our developers have all this and more for you in over 1685 graphically rich, specially designed slides to help you grasp complex security concepts in depth which will be presented to you in a 5 day hands on class by our Certified EC-Council Instructor.
The goal of this course is to help you master an ethical hacking methodology that can be used in a penetration testing or ethical hacking situation. You walk out the door with ethical hacking skills that are highly in demand, as well as the internationally recognized Certified Ethical Hacker certification! This course prepares you for EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker exam 312-50.

The Purpose of the CEH credential is to:
  • Establish and govern minimum standards for credentialing professional information security specialists in ethical hacking measures.
  • Inform the public that credentialed individuals meet or exceed the minimum standards.
  • Reinforce ethical hacking as a unique and self-regulating profession.
What is New in CEH Version 10 Course
  • Module 01: Introduction to Ethical Hacking
  • Module 02: Footprinting and Reconnaissance
  • Module 03: Scanning Networks
  • Module 04: Enumeration
  • Module 05: Vulnerability Analysis
  • Module 06: System Hacking
  • Module 07: Malware Threats
  • Module 08: Sniffing
  • Module 09: Social Engineering
  • Module 10: Denial-of-Service
  • Module 11: Session Hijacking
  • Module 12: Evading IDS, Firewalls, and Honeypots
  • Module 13: Hacking Web Servers
  • Module 14: Hacking Web Applications
  • Module 15: SQL Injection
  • Module 16: Hacking Wireless Networks
  • Module 17: Hacking Mobile Platforms
  • Module 18: IoT Hacking
  • Module 19: Cloud Computing
  • Module 20: Cryptography
About the Exam
  • Number of Questions: 125
  • Test Duration: 4 Hours
  • Test Format: Multiple Choice
  • Test Delivery: ECC EXAM, VUE
  • Exam Prefix: 312-50 (ECC EXAM), 312-50 (VUE)

Cost: 5000 AED

Duration: 40 Hours


Max tijdens bezoek aan Exact: 'Goede kansen in Braziliaanse GP'


Na de back-to-back races van Mexico en USA, staan er in 2019 nog twee Grands Prix op het programma: Brazilië en Abu Dhabi. Veel tijd om bij te komen van zijn overzeese trip heeft Max Verstappen niet, want na maandagvond na een lange reis weer thuis in Monaco te zijn neergestreken, was de Nederlandse Formule 1-coureur vandaag even in ons land.

Na enkele uren in een studio opnames te hebben gedraaid voor een aanstaande videoclip van Exact, bracht Max woensdag een bezoek aan het Exact hoofdkantoor in Delft, waar hij warm werd onthaald door honderden personeelsleden. Op het podium volgde een vraaggesprek.

Hoe is je gevoel over het afgelopen weekend op Circuit of the Americas? “Het weekend zelf was erg goed”, vertelt Max. “We waren erg competitief op een circuit dat ons normaal gesproken, over één ronde gezien, wat minder ligt. Het ging eigenlijk allemaal soepel. Soms heb je weekenden waar het lastig is om de balans te vinden, maar alles ging goed.”

“Vlak na de race was ik wat teleurgesteld dat ik niet met Mercedessen heb kunnen vechten, maar toen ik uit de auto stapte, zag ik mijn auto: er miste een groot deel van de vloer op een punt dat veel effect heeft op de prestaties. Hierna dacht ik: dan hebben we het nog best goed gedaan!”


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The Brazilian was replaced at half-time at the San Siro.

Get to Know Copaiba


Towering over the Amazon rainforest in Brazil stands the copaiba tree. These slow-growing trees can reach heights upwards of 100 feet during the course of their lives, which span centuries! Within this giant of the forest flows a treasure called copaiba oleoresin (think oil plus resin), which is tapped in a similar way to how maple trees are tapped for their syrup. The oleoresin is then heated to distill dōTERRA Copaiba essential oil as we know it. Copaiba is among the newer additions to the family, so let’s take some time to get to know it!

First of all, let’s establish that not everyone will pronounce the name of this oil the same way. You say koh-pey-buh, I say koh-pa-ee-buh; can we all just agree that we’re talking about the same oil? (Given that copaiba trees are native to Latin America, it’s going to sound best with the Spanish flair.) Not only is its pronunciation versatile, so are its uses! Before we dive in, let’s get a Copaiba diffuser blend going. This one can serve to create an atmosphere of either excitement or escape, whichever one you’re looking for at the moment.

Rainforest Escape Diffuser Blend

4 drops Copaiba

3 drops Cedarwood

2 drops Lime

Now that we’re gazing up at the forest canopy in wonder while inhaling this magical combination of aromas, we can proceed. As you’ve already seen in the above diffuser recipe, Copaiba blends well with Cedarwood; you’ll also want to experience how it blends with Sandalwood, Roman Chamomile, and Frankincense. You might settle on a personalized fragrance mixture that suits you just right.

Copaiba is also a valuable tool in your hands to support whole-body wellness. The challenge is finding a part of the body that doesn’t benefit from it! For your skin, use it to downplay the appearance of imperfections and maintain cleanliness. You might add a drop or two to your skin toner and apply to your...Read More


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De Braziliaanse club Cruzeiro wil Luis Manuel Orejuela definitief overnemen van Ajax. De benarde financiële situatie van de club maakt de transfersom van anderhalf miljoen euro echter problematisch.

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Драгоценные орхидеи, Nervilla, Бегония редкая, Геснериевые, Хойи, Сингониумы, Спатифиллум Домино, Кампанула Жених, Криптантус, Шлюмбергеры с бутонами молодые и взрослые, на 13.11.19г. м.Китай-Город или самовывозом из квартиры в форуме Доска объявлений.
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:!: Растения можно выкупить 13.11.2019г. м.Китай-Город  с 18-00 до 18-30
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Goodyera sp. - 2000р содержание террариумное
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Begonia sp. Япония - 2500р редкая, очень яркая и нарядная бегошка из Японии, растёт медленно. У меня растет в террариуме
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Бегония Appleblossom ярко-малиновый прицветник и белый махровый шарик - 200-200-100
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глоксиния мини Delicate Souffle - 250-200-200
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Кампанула Жених - 200-200-200
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Пестролистная пеларгония Charmay Snowflurry - 200-200 пышные кустики.   листья ярко-зеленые с белыми кляксами, с цитрусовым запахом. н.у. черенок
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сеянец Лонган - 100 растение с фото продано, есть аналогичное - 2шт
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Cryptanthus acaulis v. rubber - 180-180 на фото справа материнское растение
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Хойи все практически все хойки/укореняшки пошли в рост
Dischidia Apple leaf - 200-250р
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Hoya Davidcummingii-200
Hoya caudata Hooker - 300
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Hoya Diversifolia variegated 350-350-350
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Hoya Macgillivrayi 'Mt Toyer' - 300
Hoya Carnosa tricolor -200 -
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Hoya Manipurensis - 300-250
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hoya mathilde - 200
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hoya mathilde - 700
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Hoya Pauciflora - 200-200
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Hoya polyneura Broget - 150р есть  несколько шт.
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Hoya sp. Phu Wua - 200-200
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Hoya sp.'Biakensis' - 250-200
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Hoya Tsangii variegated  - 300
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Шлюмбергеры молодые кустики практически все с бутонами :sml:
Шлюмбергера  Limelight Dancer - 280 - 230-180р
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Шлюмбергера Athena - 350  ссылка на фото цветения от поставщика (Оксана цяточек)
Шлюмбергера Eprics Star - 150

Шлюмбергера Lorraine Leclerc - 280 ссылка на фото цветения от поставщика (Оксана цяточек)
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шлюмбергера Liberty Judy - 200 -200-180
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шлюмбергера Lorelei экзотика - 250р   ссылка на фото цветения от поставщика (Оксана цяточек)
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Шлюмбергера Pastel -300
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шлюмбергера Rio Brazil-150 ссылка на цветение из сети
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Шлюмбергера Salvador Brasil- 250-250-100 белая
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шлюмбергера Sunset Dancer  - 250-250 ссылка на фото цветения от поставщика (Оксана цяточек)
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Шлюмбергера Tango Dancer - 150 - 150  ссылка на цветение из сети
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Шлюмбергера Twilinght Tangerine (Австралия) -300  ссылка на фото цветения от поставщика (Оксана цяточек)
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Шлюмбергеры взрослые кустики практически все с бутонами :sml:
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шлюмбергера  Ara Brasil-300
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шлюмбергера  Liberty Judy - 300
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шлюмбергера  Lorraine Leclerc - 600р  ссылка на фото цветения от поставщика (Оксана цяточек)
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Шлюмбергера  Orange Nois (Noris) - 500р ссылка на фото цветения от поставщика (Оксана цяточек)
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Шлюмбергера  Pastel -600
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Шлюмбергера  Russian Danser - 400
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Шлюмбергера  Twilinght Tangerine (Австралия) - 800  ссылка на фото цветения от поставщика (Оксана цяточек)
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Шлюмбергера  Оранжевая БУКЛЕИ -400
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Шлюмбергера Tango Dancer - 280    ссылка на цветение из сети
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эписция Blue Nile  100
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эписция Country Kitten  - 80-80
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syngonium Jade - 250
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Release Year: 2019
Genres: blowjob, brunette, hardcore, cumshot, amateur, latina, big ass, threesome, big tits, bikini, busty, big booty, 3some, doggystyle, riding

It’s a lucky day for all of us. Two Brazilian beauties Julz Gotti and Alina Belle are together and hungry for some good dick. They show off their amazing asses by twerking and teasing. Then they start making out and show us some girl on girl booty licking. JMac comes in and surprises them and they couldn’t be happier to finally get some good dick today. They have an amazing threesome in multiple positions and we can’t get enough. Enjoy as their booties bounce all over while they scream with pleasure. JMac busts a huge load all over both of their beautiful faces.

Format: mp4
Duration: 42:16
Video: 1920x1080, AVC (H.264), 9718kbps
Audio: 45kbps

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PRS Employee Spotlight - Shawn Nuthall // Customer and Technical Support Manager

MEET SHAWN   After seeing a job posting in the newspaper, Shawn Nuthall joined the PRS team in 2002. Shawn was initially hired as a body sander where he spent a year honing his sanding skills before joining the base coat team prepping guitars before finish. He made a jump from the factory to the offices in 2004 when he joined the customer service team. His experience in the factory aided him in answering a broad range of guitar-related questions from customers. Today Shawn manages our customer service team. While the customer service team is small in headcount, they make up for it in a combined 80 years of experience working at PRS.  In his leisure time, Shawn enjoys traveling to “stir the soul” -  some of his favorite destinations include Sicily, Brazil, and Thailand. One of his most passionate hobbies is yoga, Shawn is frequently up at 6AM practicing yoga before heading into the office, he also enjoys teaching yoga in his free time. Q&A   -- What is a day in your life like at PRS?   SN: It varies quite a bit. I oversee the flow of guitars coming and going from the factory for repair work and PTC modifications. Most of my day involves a lot of emails and phone calls with customers about their PRS instruments, but I also spend a great deal of time traveling in the factory, putting out fires. Metaphorically speaking, of course. What makes customer service at PRS unique?   SN: We’re a small team, but we like to give everyone a personalized answer, sometimes this process takes time and real effort. We receive a huge range of questions, some answers may take us 2 hours of research and talking to people in the factory just to get the facts. You have seen and handled quite a few PRS Guitars in your lifetime, do you have a favorite PRS model or color?   SN: Currently I’m loving the McCarty 594 models. The McCarty 594 Hollowbody II will be my next guitar.  What’s the strangest customer service request you’ve received?   SN: People often ask why PRS guitars smell so good. I tell them it’s Paul’s cologne. It’s actually our combination of finish and polish. Do you have a favorite customer service story?   SN: Dude, I could write a book! One particularly funny conversation involved a guy who said he kept his guitar in bed with him while he slept. I didn’t ask him to elaborate. Oh wait! I got a letter from a guy who designed a guitar and wanted us to build it. He titled his design “If God Had An Axe (this would be it)”. I still have the letter. Imagine you’ve got a private jet and a long weekend, where are you going?   SN: Somewhere in the Himalayas. You can eat whatever you want while listening to whatever you want, what’s your pick?   SN: I don’t really have “favorites” of anything. But I do have a major sweet tooth and I’ve been listening to a lot of chill-out music lately - anything from ambient soundscapes to acoustic singer-songwriter stuff. What do you love most about working at PRS?   SN: There are so many factors that make PRS a special place to work. We make world class instruments. Very few people get an opportunity to do this for a living. We’re actively making history. We get to live in a beautiful part of the country. And we have a dedicated team of people. --

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China resume pork imports from Canada amid dispute


TORONTO (AP) — China will resume imports of pork and beef from Canada, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Tuesday, following a major rift between Ottawa and Beijing and amid a serious pork shortage in China as it combats African swine fever.

The move comes almost five months after Beijing suspended all meat imports from Canada over a dispute over Canada's detention of a top executive at the Chinese tech company Huawei.

"Good news for Canadian farmers today: Canadian pork and beef exports to China will resume," Trudeau said on Twitter.

Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou was arrested Dec. 1 in Canada at the request of U.S. authorities, who want to try her on fraud charges. She's the daughter of the company's founder.

China then detained two Canadians, Michael Kovrig and Michal Spavor, and sentenced another to death in an apparent attempt to pressure for her release. Beijing threatened "grave consequences" if Ottawa did not release Meng.

But pork is China's staple meat and its price and availability is considered a matter of national concern. Shortfalls in supply have increased demand for pork from producers in the U.S., with whom China is locked in an increasingly acrimonious tariff battle.

Guy Saint-Jacques, a former Canadian ambassador to China, said he met with people in Canada's pork industry on Monday who reported to him that they received a request last week from a Chinese importer asking how much pork they could supply.

"The Chinese have run down their own reserve. They bought everything they could from Brazil and Europe, but the impact of the flu has been more severe than they would have expected. It's now present in 32 provinces so almost everywhere in China," Saint-Jacques said.

"They have lost up to a 100 million pigs. It will take at least 10 years for them to...


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A better internet is possible. I’ve seen it.

A better internet is possible. I’ve seen it.
isabela November 04, 2019

Surveillance, censorship, and tracking run rampant online. By supporting and using Tor, you help to take back the internet.
I know that a better internet is possible. In fact, it once existed. I started using the internet in the mid-90s, with a dial up connection in my family’s house in Brazil. Even though my parents didn’t have a lot of extra money, they wanted to make sure that my siblings and I had a chance to explore the internet. I loved getting online because I could go down an infinite rabbit hole of hyperlinks, learning and discovering new things, and I could talk to all kinds of people without having to reveal my real name or my real identity. Who I was in the physical world didn’t matter when I got online.
My interest in the internet transitioned easily from user to service provider. My first big project was running free software that allowed anyone to publish news (articles with full media support, video, audio, and photos) without having to create an account. You could use any name you wanted—and whoever hosted these sites wouldn’t log the IP addresses of the people publishing content.
These sites were used by millions of people, and they existed pre-social media. This particular form of the internet—with its decentralized, untraceable flow of information and connections—allowed for an incredible exchange of ideas, conversation, and news. Its openness is part of the reason so many of us fell in love with computers in the first place. But this model didn’t remain the dominant system.
When powerful entities recognized that huge profits could be made online, the technology that made up the internet was co-opted to form a centralized system, comprised of traceable, ‘self-centered’ interactions. The decentralized vision of the internet faded from the consciousness of the general public.
As such, less than a decade ago, conversations about preserving privacy online often led to the rebuttal, “I have nothing to hide, why do I need privacy?” But that’s changing. On a societal level, we’re starting to feel the chilling effects of massive, coordinated data collection and its abuse. How it can be used to manipulate, misinform, and isolate us.
We’re beginning to understand that privacy isn't about hiding bad things, but that it’s about protecting what defines us as human beings, who we are. Our day-to-day behavior, our personality, our fears, our relationships, and our vulnerabilities.
The concept at the heart of the Tor Project—Onion Routing—was first conceived around when I started using the internet. Today, the Tor Project is a global nonprofit organization, and the Tor network brings the private internet to an average of 2.5 to 8 million people every single day. While the centralized internet has advanced, so has the decentralized alternative. And now, we’re seeing more and more people turn to Tor, knowing that we can offer them the privacy they deserve.
As we watch the tide of public awareness turn, it’s clear there is a unique opportunity ahead of Tor. Now is the moment to take back the internet
How do we actualize a more private, decentralized, equitable internet? It will take a lot of work and a unified vision. It takes preparing the Tor network to handle more users by scaling the network and improving its performance metrics. It takes the Anti-Censorship team working on circumvention solutions that are difficult and expensive for censors to block, but easy for us to deploy and scale. It takes the Tor Browser, Community, and UX teams working together to make Tor more accessible to the people who need it the most.
None of this is easy. We have a lot of challenges ahead of us. But it will be worth it. Not for us— but for the internet we believe is possible. And we can’t do this alone. Your support is critical.
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Brazil Had High Hopes for Its Big Oil Auction. They Went Bust.

It was billed as the largest oil auction in history, one expected to produce a windfall. But analysts say a high signing bonus scared away bidders.


By: Daniel Thwaites Sr. What’s What in the Heliosphere Another warm weekly welcome is in store! It is time to regale you with the sixth edition of the Helios Report. This week has been a whirlwind of networking and adventure! Helios Protocol came, saw, and owned World Crypto Con, the Helios Army has been deployed on their first mission, $HLS + CMC, and Flote is our newest front! Keep that radio tuned right here for more… Blockchain Week was a huge success for us this week. It was a pleasure networking with some of the industry’s heavy hitters and speaking of possible future collaborations. We were able to promote our project to some big influencers and in turn learned a lot about new things on the horizon in the Cryptosphere. More to come on that in the future! The Helios Army was recently deployed on their first mission. So far enlistment has been growing fast and we have an amazing group of members out spreading the word about Helios Protocol and the technology we have to offer the world. If you haven’t heard of the Helios Army yet, it is a group of our most loyal and dedicated community members who perform specific tasks each month and in return receive huge rewards. More info can be found here! We have finally made it on to CoinMarketCap!!!! We are very excited to be listed on this #505 Alexa-ranked website! Soon you will be able to check all of the relevant data associated with $HLS! We are also thrilled to announce we now have our own page on Flote! For those of you who haven’t heard of Flote, they are a great Crypto Social Network that has Twitter shaking in its boots. Think new home for Crypto Twitter where content providers are rewarded for their efforts. Users of Flote get their own built-in, easy to use Crypto wallet for fee-free P2P payments. All types of media are allowed including audio, video, images, and text. Users can also live stream and host superchats! Bounty Hunter of the Week: @Maxn76 Congratulations to our Bounty Hunter of the Week, @Maxn76!!! For your hard work and dedication this past week you will be receiving a 50% bonus on your bounty reward! Thank you to all who submitted bounties!! Keep ‘em rollin’ in and next week it may be YOU who gets the bonus!!! Meme of the Week:

Thank You to @lordblackpuma for the submission!!! This Week in Mass Adoption Mass adoption is the biggest goal the Blockchain community can achieve. Every week there are more examples that it is near, this past week being no exception. There was great news from the Internet of People ($IOP), more big news out of China, land registries, blockchain phones, seafood becomes see food, and now you can stay and pay with more crypto through Travala! Details after these three dots… Internet of People ($IOP) has announced on their Twitter page that their first real use-case has been achieved. IoP has signed a contract with Mexican University, Universidad Autónoma de Nayarit (UAN) for a digital identity solution. UAN has 30,000 students that will use the DID system powered by the IoP Blockchain. The program begins in 2020. The People’s Bank of China (PBOC) has been reported to have been studying a national digital currency, DCEP or Digital Currency Electronic Payment, for the past “five or six years”. This is according to Huang Qifan, the executive VP of the China International Economic Exchange Center. This will in all likelihood, spur on a mad rush of other nations creating their own national digital currencies. Only time will tell if this spells the beginning of mass adoption or the end of our freedom from The Suits’ interference! The Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) is working on a two-year project in Peru, Bolivia, and Paraguay to put land registries on the Blockchain. As reported by CoinDesk, the IADB has teamed up Bolivian IT company Jalasoft and ChromaWay, a startup out of Stockholm, Sweden focusing solutions for financial institutions and governments. Land registries and payments on the Blockchain would be a certain step in the right direction for use-case arguments! Samsung has announced they will be integrating Tron into the SDK of the Samsung Blockchain Keystore which, as stated on the Samsung developers website, “puts consumers in control of their data by providing a platform to consolidate and easily manage private information and digital keys with vault-like security”. Blockchain tech is growing at a fast pace and the next generations of Blockchain-enabled smartphones will be key in the mass adoption charge. Fortune has reported the SEC will allow three major brokerages to settle stock trades using Blockchain tech. Credit Suisse, Société Générale, and another brokerage will utilize technology from the tech startup company Paxos based out of New York. This will dramatically reduce the time needed to settle these stock trades by a significant amount. Blockchain tech is even helping out its little brother, the Stock Market. This already has huge implications. Another seafood company has announced they will be using Blockchain tech to track and trace their products. BusinessWire has said Mastercard is teaming up with Envisible to bring food traceability to the Blockchain. Envisible’s Wholechain tracing system will utilize Mastercard’s Provenance Solution which is also used to fight the counterfeiting of luxury goods. Topco Associates LTD, a member-owned food consortium which includes Food City, will be the first to pilot the program to trace it’s seafood supplies. Hotel booking website Travala announced it will now accept Cardano ($ADA) and Stellar ($XLM) for hotel bookings. These payment options join other Cryptocurrencies $BTC, $ETH, $BNB, $BCH, $XRP, $LTC, $TUSD, $TRON, $NANO, $WAVES, $XZC, and their native $AVA token. It seems that more options for payments are showing up every week!!! Hey, Did Ya Hear That… …patch 1.1 is out for the awesome Flowerpatch DApp? The patch has MANY new upgrades and includes two new particles for the strain editor!!! Annnnndddd…. …winners were announced for the Flowerpatch Halloween contest? Join their Discord already! …the Bitcoin Whitepaper turned 11 this week? Happy birthday $BTC 😉 …traders on KuCoin will soon have access to margin trading? That’s marginally exciting… …Binance is going to open offices in Beijing? Cue the explosion emoji. …Huobi will freeze all American accounts by the middle of November? Booooooooooooooooo …the first birth certificate to be recorded on the Blockchain was registered in Brazil? And it starts… Share, Earn, Repeat Start a Meetup | Bug Bounty | Article DApp Share | Avatar | Daily Task | BitcoinTalk Daily Online Video | Meme | Social Influencer | Referral | Coding Contributions They Love Us, They Love Us Not Discord: 11,953 Flote: 26 Twitter: 7,320 Russian Twitter: 48 Latin American Twitter: 211 Filipino Twitter: 11 Uptrennd: 25 Reddit: 52 Telegram: 4,445 Facebook: 452 Latin American Facebook: 628 Cuff Links Website: Github: Discord: Uptrennd: Flote: Trybe: Twitter Twitter – Russian Twitter – Latin American Twitter – Filipino Facebook: Latin American Facebook: Twitch: Telegram: Instagram: Reddit: Bitcoin Talk: Atomars: qTrade:


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Brazilian startup, Go, combines car, bike, and scooter sharing into a subscription

Those who subscribe to the startup's transportation plan have time quotas for use. For cars, per month, it's 60 hours. On scooters and electric bikes, the time rises to 80 hours.

Toyota brings its Mobility platform to Latin America

The locally developed platform has already been exported to Brazil and Uruguay and will now sell it to Ecuador, Costa Rica and Chile.

EDP will develop in Brazil the first ultrafast charging station project in South America

According to EDP, each charging station will have an ultrafast and a semi-fast charging device; It will be possible to recharge a car battery at 80% capacity in 25 to 30 minutes.

Way of Death: Merchant Capitalism and the Angolan Slave Trade, 1730-1830


This acclaimed history of Portuguese and Brazilian slaving in the southern Atlantic is now available in paperback. With extraordinary skill, Joseph C. Miller explores the complex relationships among the separate economies of Africa, Europe, and the South Atlantic that collectively supported the slave trade. He places the grim history of the trade itself within the context of the rise of merchant capitalism in the eighteenth century. Throughout, Miller illuminates the experiences of the slaves themselves, reconstructing what can be known of their sufferings at the hands of their buyers and sellers. Read more...


From Silence to Protest: International Perspectives on Weakly Resourced Groups


The editors of this book examine social movement scholars' use of contemporary concepts and paradigms in the study of protest as they analyse the extent to which these tools are valid (or not) in very different regional - and thus political or cultural - contexts. The authors posit that 'weakly resourced groups' are a particularly useful point of departure to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of three key social movement schools of analysis: resource mobilization, political opportunity structures, and frame analysis. Some of the groups considered in this volume are financially disadvantaged, lacking money and work others are economically disadvantaged, with members having precarious, part-time, or short-term jobs some are socially disadvantaged, with fragile networks of solidarity others are culturally disadvantaged, with members continuously victimized, stigmatized and rejected finally some are politically disadvantaged when they have little or no access to decision-making structures. These exclusionary factors can be cumulative and give way to different outcomes. The chapters cover a large range of examples including urban riots in France and in Great Britain, the World Social Forums of Dakar and Nairobi, the struggles of precarious workers in Italy and Greece, unemployed mobilization in Germany and Ireland, the mobilization of the Roma and Muslims in Europe, the Brazilian landless movement, the mobilization of small farmers in France, as well as mobilization in aut Read more...


Eaglets eliminated from FIFA U17 World Cup


Five –time champions Nigeria bid bye to the 2019 FIFA U17 World Cup finals in Brazil after losing 1-3 to late bloomers the Netherlands in their Round of 16 clash in Goiania in a match that finished in the early hours of Wednesday in Nigeria. The Dutch lost their first two matches of the competition […]

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Preview Nigeria vs the Netherlands


An explosive clash is in the offing when the Golden Eaglets of Nigeria, five-time world champions of the FIFA U 17 World Cup tackle the Netherlands, four-time European U 17 champions at the round of 16 of the FIFA U 17 tournament in Brazil. It has been different dramatic twists for both sides in the […]

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Ederson a doubt for Man City’s clash with Liverpool after injury against Atalanta

The Brazilian was replaced at half-time at the San Siro.

Brazil carrier TIM sees cost reduction by sharing infrastructure with rival Vivo


SAO PAULO, Nov 6 (Reuters) - Brazilian wireless carrier TIM Participações SA expects cost savings from a network sharing agreement with competitor Telefonica Brasil SA to emerge as of 2021, Chief ...

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Report: Key Man City player to undergo scan, remains hopeful of facing Liverpool

Manchester City goalkeeper Ederson is hoping to be fit for Sunday’s clash against Liverpool, according to the Evening Standard. The newspaper claim on their website that the Brazilian international is a doubt for the trip to Anfield after picking up a thigh strain which forced him off in their 1-1 draw with Atalanta in the […]

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King’s killer tries to escape, Greek kidnapper strikes for a second time, and ship vanishes in mysterious circumstances: headlines from 40 years ago

A Greek teenage girl being abducted twice by the same lovesick admirer, the convicted killer of Martin Luther King Jr trying to escape jail and the mysterious disappearance of a merchant ship made the headlines 40 years ago this week.November 4, 1979● Mystery surrounded the disappearance in mid-Atlantic of a huge merchant ship loaded with 190,000 tonnes of Brazilian iron ore on its way to Japan. The South African Air Force mounted a search for the Norwegian-owned 228,000-tonne Berge Vanga and…

Brazil adds four other tankers as suspects for oil spill

After initially naming only one ship, Brazilian authorities have added four more tankers as suspects in the investigation into the source of oil tarring its coastline over the past two months, according to a document on Wednesday. Brazilian investigators said last week that a Greek-flagged tanker named Bouboulina and owned by Delta Tankers Ltd was ...

Charles Paquet places 16th at Lima ITU World Cup


Paquet tops the Canadians as Japan's Ai Ueda wins her second straight event and Brazilian Manoel Messias claims the men's race.

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New Moto G7 Plus live images show off waterdrop display, dual cameras

Sanket Vijayasarathy New DelhiJanuary 30, 2019UPDATED: January 30, 2019 12:17 IST HIGHLIGHTSThe Moto G7 Plus and G7 will come with waterdrop displaysThe Moto G7 Plus is expected to come with a 6.22-inch FHD+ screenThe European price of the Moto G7 Plus is said to be around EUR 360 (approx Rs 29,000)Motorola is about a week away from announcing the Moto G7 series in Brazil. The company will be holding an event on February 7 where it is expected to announce the Moto G7, G7 Plus, G7 Play and G7 Power. And much like any anticipated smartphone, pretty much everything as been revealed about the Moto G7 series prior to launch thanks to a bunch of leaks on the internet. We have a pretty good idea of what all four phones will look like, but if you were still wondering, a new report this week once again shows of the Moto G7 Plus in live images.The hands-on images posted by 91Mobiles show off the Moto G7 Plus from the front and back, all but confirming the new waterdrop display and dual rear camera system. The Moto G7 and G7 Plus are expected to come with a droplet-style notch while the Moto G7 Play and G7 Power will sport wide, iPhone X-like notches. Either way, all four phones are set to bring more screen real estate and thinner bezels than before.In terms of design, the Moto G7 and G7 Plus are likely to be identical except in size. The photos reveal a[...]

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Posted: 06 Nov 2019 10:24 PM PST

A B-2 Spirit Stealth Bomber, assigned to the 509th Bomb Wing, Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, sits on the flight line, Oct 24, 2019. Consistent training and exercising validates the B-2Õs ability to respond to challenges all over the globe. (Sr. Airman Thomas Barley/Air Force)

WNU Editor: The above picture is from this photo-gallery .... Best photos of the week: Nov. 4, 2019 (Defense News).

Majority Of U.S. Voters Say President Trump Will Be Re-Elected In 2020 Despite Impeachment Process

Posted: 06 Nov 2019 10:16 PM PST

U.S. President Donald Trump sits for an exclusive interview with Reuters journalists in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, U.S. December 11, 2018. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Daily Mail: Comfortable majority of voters say Trump WILL be re-elected in 2020 despite impeachment process – including one-third of Democrats

* A new poll found that 56 percent of registered voters believe President Trump will win again in 2020
* That includes 85 percent of Republicans, 51 percent of independents and 35 percent of Democrats, according to the Politico/Morning Consult survey
* Pollsters found that voters believed that Trump's voters were twice as likely than Hillary Clinton's to be 'very motivated' to go vote
* Another poll found that the percentage of voters who believe Trump should win re-election hasn't significantly changed since the impeachment inquiry opened

A majority of registered voters believe President Trump will win again in 2020.

A new Politico/Morning Consult poll found that 56 percent of all voters said Trump will be re-elected next year. The president obviously has an edge with Republicans, with 85 percent saying a Trump 2.0 is happening.

But a majority of independents - 51 percent - agreed. Even a third of Democrats, 35 percent, said they believed there would be four more years of President Trump.

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WNU Editor: He will be difficult to defeat. President Trump has the advantage of the incumbency and the bully-pulpit. The economy is also doing well, and his base overwhelmingly supports him. The Democrat candidates for President are also not inspiring, and I have trouble seeing them being able to attract independent voters. But the election is still far away. A lot can happen in 12 months.

Should CIA Director Gina Haspel Protect The Ukraine Whistleblower From President Trump?

Posted: 06 Nov 2019 10:10 PM PST

CIA Director Gina Haspel is sworn by U.S. Vice President Mike Pence as President Donald Trump looks on and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo holds the bible during ceremonies at the headquarters of the Central Intelligence Agency in Langley, Virginia, U.S. May 21, 2018. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque © Reuters

NBC: Intel officials want CIA Director Gina Haspel to protect Ukraine whistleblower from Trump

As Trump allies denounce the whistleblower, pressure is building on CIA Director Gina Haspel to take a stand, say current and ex intelligence officials.

WASHINGTON — As President Donald Trump and his allies continue to denounce the CIA whistleblower whose complaint led to an impeachment investigation, pressure is building on the spy agency's director, Gina Haspel, to take a stand on the matter, current and former intelligence officials tell NBC News.

"It will be incumbent on her to protect the whistleblower — and by extension, the organization — moving forward," Marc Polymeropoulos, a recently retired CIA officer who oversaw operations in Europe and Russia, said in an interview. "This is a seminal moment for her leadership, and I'm confident she will do the right thing."

So far, Haspel has been publicly silent as Trump has railed about the whistleblower, a CIA analyst, on Twitter. So has the director of national intelligence, Joseph Maguire.

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WNU Editor: There is a problem with this "CIA analyst". He was removed from the White House for lying and leaking. He is implicated in filing a complaint against President Trump and Ukraine that has led to this impeachment inquiry, even though his complaint is at odds with the transcript that was released. He is a well known Democrat activist who is closely affiliated with former Obama intelligence officials whose opposition to President Trump is well known. Bottom line. This is a person who has used his CIA position to pursue a political agenda against the President and his policies. In this context, this is someone that I am sure CIA Director Gina Haspel does not want to step in and defend.

Democrats' 'Star Impeachment Witness' Admits He Was Not On The Trump-Ukraine Call, And That His Sole Source Of Information Was From The NY Times

Posted: 06 Nov 2019 09:17 PM PST

Zero Hedge: Democrats' 'Star Witness' Admits He Wasn't On Trump-Ukraine Call, Sole Source Was NY Times

House Democrats have released the latest in the series of heavily-redacted transcripts of the secret hearings they had undertaken in recent weeks - that of Bill Taylor - the top US diplomat in Ukraine - ahead of his public testimony next week.

As The Hill notes, Taylor is viewed as a key witness who previously testified in meticulous detail about what he considered an effort by Trump and his allies to pressure Ukraine into opening investigations that would benefit Trump politically.

In leaked copies of his 15-page opening statement, Taylor voiced concerns that the Trump administration had withheld nearly $400 million in aid as leverage to get Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to open investigations into interference in the 2016 election and former Vice President Joe Biden, one of his leading 2020 political rivals.

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WNU Editor: When you listen to the main stream media they are saying that Ambassador Bill Taylor is a critical witness to President Trump's demand for a quid-pro-quo from the Ukraine government on military aid and an investigation on the Bidens .... Why William Taylor's testimony is central to the impeachment inquiry (PBS). But when you read his transcript .... READ: Testimony Of William Taylor, Acting U.S. Envoy To Ukraine (NPR), the story is very different where he admits that his source of information comes SOLELY from the New York Times?!?!?! You gotta be kidding me. His sole source of information that he is basing his testimony on is from the New York Times?!?!?! It is not surprising that the main stream media is ignoring this critical admission. Kudos to the above post from Zero Hedge and The Federalist .... Testimony Transcript Shows William Taylor Never Talked To Trump, Wasn't Even On July 25 Phone Call (The Federalist) for their summary and analysis on Bill Taylor's testimony. As for the Democrats hoping that he will be their "star witness" next week, my advice to them is that they find a better witness.

Saudi Arabia Recruited Twitter Workers To Spy On Critics Of Saudi Regime

Posted: 06 Nov 2019 08:47 PM PST

CNBC: Justice Department charges two former Twitter employees with spying for Saudi Arabia

* The Department of Justice on Wednesday charged two former Twitter employees for spying on users on behalf of Saudi Arabia.
* The charges allege that Ali Alzabarah and Ahmad Abouammo used their employee credentials to access information about specific Twitter users, including their email addresses, birth dates, phone numbers and internet protocol addresses.

The Department of Justice on Wednesday charged two former Twitter employees for spying on users on behalf of Saudi Arabia.

The charges allege that Ali Alzabarah and Ahmad Abouammo used their employee credentials to access information about specific Twitter users, including their email addresses, birth dates, phone numbers and internet protocol addresses. A third individual, Ahmed Almutairi, was also charged for acting as an intermediary between the Twitter employees and the Saudi government, the Justice Department said.

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Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- November 6, 2019

Posted: 06 Nov 2019 04:00 PM PST

Jesse Barajas searches for the remains of his brother José, who was was dragged from his ranch on 8 April 2019 and has not been seen since, last month near the town of Tecate. Photograph: Emilio Espejel/The Guardian

Tom Phillips, The Guardian: 'The disappeared': searching for 40,000 missing victims of Mexico's drug wars

José Barajas, who was snatched from his home, joins the ever-swelling ranks of thousands of desaparecidos, victims of the drug conflict that shows no sign of easing

As he set off into the wilderness under a punishing midday sun, Jesse Barajas clutched an orange-handled machete and the dream of finding his little brother, José.

"He's not alive, no. They don't leave people alive," the 62-year-old said as he slalomed through the parched scrubland of tumbleweed and cacti where they had played as kids. "Once they take someone they don't let you live."

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Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- November 6, 2019

Deadly ambush shows Mexico lost control of area -- Peter Orsi and Maria Verza, AP

The epic struggle behind Iraq's protests -- CSM Editorial

A Month of Anti-government Protests in Iraq -- Alan Taylor, The Atlantic

As US dithers over human rights, China opens its arms to Prabowo Subianto, the Indonesian defence minister with a chequered past - Amy Chew, SCMP

From Singapore to Sweden, China's overbearing campaign for influence is forcing countries to resist and recalibrate relations with Beijing -- Drew Thompson, SCMP

New Silk Road money is paving the Old Silk Roads -- Alexander Kruglov, Asia Times

Why India pulled out of the RCEP free trade deal -- Rahul Mishra, DW

Why is India's pollution much worse than China's? -- BBC

One year to go for Tanzania's President Magufuli and the reviews are mixed -- Cristina Krippahl, DW

Study: Russia's web-censoring tool sets pace for imitators -- Tami Abdollah, AP

UK election campaign: Who wants what on EU issues? -- Rob Mudge, DW

Explainer: Chile's constitutional conundrum - To change or not to change? -- Natalia A. Ramos Miranda, Reuters

Revisiting the End of the Cold War -- John Lewis Gaddis & Elmira Bayrasli, Project Syndicate

Why Are So Many Countries Witnessing Mass Protests? -- The Economist

World News Briefs -- November 6, 2019

Posted: 06 Nov 2019 03:36 PM PST

An Iranian flag flutters in front of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) headquarters in Vienna, Austria September 9, 2019. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger/File Photo

Reuters: Iran fuels centrifuges, resumes uranium enrichment at Fordow

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran resumed uranium enrichment at its underground Fordow nuclear facility, the country's Atomic Energy Organisation (AEOI) said on Thursday, further stepping away from its 2015 nuclear deal with major powers.

The agreement bans enrichment and nuclear material from Fordow. But with feedstock gas entering its centrifuges, the facility, built inside a mountain, will move from the permitted status of research plant to being an active nuclear site.

"After all successful preparations ... injection of uranium gas to centrifuges started on Thursday at Fordow ... all the process has been supervised by the inspectors of the U.N. nuclear watchdog," the AEOI said in a statement, Iranian media reported

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Turkey's Erdogan speaks with Trump, to visit Washington next week.

Houthis fire missiles at Yemen's Mokha port, military coalition says.

Iraqi security forces break up protests in Battle of the Bridges.

Civilian deaths as Idlib hospital struck by Russian air raids.

Turkey says Kurdish fighters still remain in safe zone near Syrian border.

Iran begins process of fuelling centrifuges at Fordow.

Riyadh has 'open channel' with Yemen rebels: Saudi official. Riyadh in talks with Yemen rebels, Saudi official says.

Lebanon protesters seek to shut down key state institutions.

World Bank urges Lebanon to form govt, warns of recession.

Jordan police arrest man after stabbing attack at popular tourist site.


China urges re-elected Canadian government to free Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou.

Over a dozen killed in attack in Thailand's Yala province. 15 defense volunteers killed in Thailand attack. 15 killed in suspected rebel attacks in Thailand's south.

Tajikistan: 17 killed in border outpost attack. ISIL blamed for deadly attack on Tajik border outpost.

Two suspected suicide bombers from Egypt killed in Philippines.

Hong Kong protesters don Guy Fawkes masks to mark month since mask ban. Water cannons deployed in Tsim Sha Tsui as Hong Kong protesters wearing 'V for Vendetta' masks test new 'flash mob' tactic of assembling at short notice.

Pro-Beijing lawmaker Junius Ho stabbed in Hong Kong.

Facebook video shows PNG police kicking, hitting and stomping on group of men.

Cambodian opposition leader Sam Rainsy announces Saturday return.

South Korea promotes DMZ 'peace zone' with new video.


At least 37 killed in attack on Canadian miner Semafo convoy in Burkina Faso.

Water crisis builds in Egypt as dam talks falter, temperatures rise.

France says its troops killed a leading jihadist in the Sahel.

10 civilians killed in militia attack in eastern DRCongo.

Sudan rebels insist new parliament be formed only after peace deal.

UN calls for action as Somalia floods affect 200,0000 children.

US Nile talks 'not a negotiation', says Ethiopia.

Two killed in strike on Libya police station: ministry.

Libya migrant attack: UN investigators suspect foreign jet bombed centre.

Mozambique detains elite police chief over election observer's murder.


Mike Pompeo carries divisive US messages to Germany.

Sweden charges man with spying on Iranian exiles.

Johnson tries to shake off rocky start as UK election begins.

PM's election campaign launch marred by gaffe, resignation and doctored video.

Spain's far-right Vox surges in wake of Catalan independence protests.

Local German conservatives cause uproar with call for talks with far right.

Putin: New weapons will offer Russia reliable protection.

EU urges faster Greece vetting of migrants as arrivals soar.

Hungarian mayor resigns after yacht orgy video.

Netherlands: '4,000 schools shut' in teacher strike.

Italy to become first country to make studying climate change compulsory in schools.


Exclusive: Brazil likely to vote with U.S. against Cuba at U.N. over embargo.

US Diplomat had 'clear understanding' of Ukraine quid pro quo.

McConnell says Senate would acquit Trump if trial held today.

Democrats win control of Virginia Legislature. Democrat declares upset victory in Kentucky governor race.

Heavily armed hitman of rival El Chapo cartel is arrested over Mormon massacre after a stand-off at the US border where he held two HOSTAGES as heartbreaking photos show devastated relatives visiting the scene of the massacre.

Mexico ambush: Boy, 13, walked 23km for help after gun attack.

United States sanctions 5 Venezuelan officials.

Chile: president promotes minimum wage hike to quell unrest.

Chile's Pinera resists call to resign over protests.

Chilean protest footage captures police officers on fire after molotov cocktail explosion.

Thousands of Bolivians march over disputed election.


Pakistan failed to stop terror groups from recruiting & raising funds, US report сlaims.

German man fighting for Kurds killed in Syria.

Turkey captured al-Baghdadi's wife and didn't make fuss like US – Erdogan.


Wall St. ends near flat; healthcare shares gain but trade deal delay weighs.

Europeans look to China as global partner, shun Trump's US.

Xi Jinping's Brazil trip 'may be too soon' for China to sign partial US trade war deal.

Macron in China: Xi hails $15 billion trade contracts as 'strong signal of free trade'.

Michael Jackson's iconic moonwalk socks are tipped to sell for over $1MILLION at auction... more than a decade on from his passing.

Israel Expects To Be Engaged In A Major War Very Soon

Posted: 06 Nov 2019 03:01 PM PST

Ali Hashisho / Reuters

Michael Oren, The Atlantic: The Coming Middle East Conflagration

Israel is bracing itself for war with Iranian proxies, as Tehran escalates its provocations. But what will the United States do if conflict comes?

The senior ministers of the Israeli government met twice last week to discuss the possibility of open war with Iran. They were mindful of the Iranian plan for a drone attack from Syria in August, aborted at the last minute by an Israeli air strike, as well as Iran's need to deflect attention from the mass protests against Hezbollah's rule in Lebanon. The ministers also reviewed the recent attack by Iranian drones and cruise missiles on two Saudi oil installations, reportedly concluding that a similar assault could be mounted against Israel from Iraq.

The Israel Defense Forces, meanwhile, announced the adoption of an emergency plan, code-named Momentum, to significantly expand Israel's missile defense capacity, its ability to gather intelligence on embedded enemy targets, and its soldiers' preparation for urban warfare. Israeli troops, especially in the north, have been placed on war footing. Israel is girding for the worst and acting on the assumption that fighting could break out at any time.

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WNU Editor: The Syrian conflict, unrest in Iraq, and the Yemen war is where the focus in the Middle East is right now. Another Hezbollah - Israel and/or Hamas - Israel war is not on people's radar.

Media Upset That Trump's Son Tweets Name Of Alleged Whistleblower Even Though His Name Was Revealed Last Week

Posted: 06 Nov 2019 01:00 PM PST

AFP: Impeachment: Trump's son tweets name of alleged whistleblower

Washington (AFP) - President Donald Trump's son published on Wednesday the name of the alleged anonymous whistleblower whose complaint fired the impeachment inquiry against Trump, breaking strict conventions for protecting officials who reveal wrongdoing in government.

Amid calls by the president himself to expose the whistleblower, Donald Trump Jr. tweeted the name of a CIA analyst which has circulated online for weeks, and linked to a Breitbart news article implying the person was pro-Democrat and anti-Trump.

AFP could not independently verify the whistleblower's identity and is not publishing the name.

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WNU Editor: This is actually old news. The identity of the "whistle-blower" was revealed last week .... The Identity Of The Anonymous 'Whistleblower' Who Triggered Impeachment Proceedings Against President Trump Is Suspected To Be A Well Known Democrat Activist (October 31, 2019). A picture of the "whistle-blower" is below.

Special Operations Air Force Member Goes Missing During Training Jump Over Gulf Of Mexico

Posted: 06 Nov 2019 12:40 PM PST

The airman was a part of the 24th Special Operations Wing at Hurlburt Field in in Okaloosa County, Florida. He disappeared four miles south of the field over the Gulf of Mexico

Daily Mail: Desperate search launched for airman who fell out of Special Operations military plane 1,500 feet over the Gulf of Mexico and was last seen treading water after deploying his parachute

* A search is underway for a staff sergeant in training who disappeared into the Gulf of Mexico Tuesday afternoon during a training exercise
* The unidentified Air Force airman was from the 24th Special Operations Wing at Hurlburt Field in Okaloosa County, Florida
* He exited a C-130 four engine aircraft around 1.45pm from a height of 1,500 feet
* He deployed his parachute and was last seen treading water in the Gulf, approximately four miles south of Hurlburt Field
* As the aircraft turned to retrieve the man, crewmen lost sight of him
* Several vessels, three Air Force aircraft were deployed in the search
* The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and Coast Guard are also on the scene

A desperate search is underway for a missing airman who disappeared into the Gulf of Mexico after suffering a parachute-jump mishap while exiting a Special Operations military plane.

The unidentified Air Force airman from the 24th Special Operations Wing at Hurlburt Field was exiting a C-130 four-engine aircraft over the Gulf of Mexico during a training exercise around 1.45pm Tuesday when he suddenly vanished into the water below.

'The fall happened during a parachute-jump training exercise out of Hurlburt Field,' a report from the Air Force Times said.

The Coast Guard said the airman was a staff sergeant in training and fell out of the aircraft at 1,500 feet, according to WEAR.

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Airman fell from C-130 military aircraft while training over the Gulf of Mexico -- Defence-Blog
Coast Guard, Air Force, local agencies searching for a airman in the water near Destin -- FOX 10

ISIS Launched A Failed Attack On A Tajikistan Border Outpost With Uzbekistan

Posted: 06 Nov 2019 11:00 AM PST

DW: Tajikistan: 17 killed in border outpost attack

Twenty masked gunmen launched a failed attack on a Tajik outpost on the border with Uzbekistan. The rare attack was quashed when border forces launched a counter operation and killed most of the raiders.

At least 17 people were killed in an overnight raid by armed men on an outpost on the border between Tajikistan and Uzbekistan, Tajik authorities said on Wednesday.

"An armed group of 20 unknown masked individuals attacked a border outpost … using firearms," said Tajikistan's national security committee, according to Russian state-run news agency TASS.

Tajikistan's border forces said the assailants were members of the "Islamic State" (IS) militant group in Afghanistan.

At least five of the gunmen were detained and later provided critical intelligence during interrogations, authorities said.

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WNU Editor: I agree with this analysis .... Reported Attack In Tajikistan Could Have Broad Implications For Central Asia (RFE).

More News On Today's ISIS Attack On A Tajikistan Border Outpost With Uzbekistan

Many dead in Tajikistan 'firefight with IS' -- BBC
Fifteen IS jihadists killed in Tajikistan border attack -- AFP
Tajikistan: 17 killed in attack on border checkpoint -- Eurasianet
ISIL blamed for deadly attack on Tajik border outpost -- Al Jazeera

World Leaders Warn Iran To Stick To Nuclear Deal

Posted: 06 Nov 2019 10:24 AM PST

ABC News Online: World leaders warn Iran to stick to nuclear deal, as it begins injecting uranium gas into centrifuges

World leaders have called on Iran to fulfil the terms of its 2015 nuclear deal, after it begins injecting uranium gas into centrifuges at its underground Fordow nuclear facility.

Iran has begun to further distance itself from a 2015 nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers that curbed its atomic work, local media reported on Wednesday (local time).

The deal bans nuclear material from Fordow and, with the injection of uranium gas into its centrifuges, the facility will move from its permitted status of research plant to become an active nuclear site.

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WNU Editor: Aside from their rhetoric that everything is still OK .... Long way before JCPOA collapses, says Rouhani's chief of staff (MEHR News Agency), the Iranians are becoming more and more nervous .... Exclusive: Iran briefly held IAEA inspector, seized travel documents - diplomats (Reuters).


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Fires Are Ravaging Brazil’s Pantanal, the World’s Largest Tropical Wetlands

Posted: 06 Nov 2019 10:38 PM PST

(RIO DE JANEIRO) — Fires in Brazil’s Pantanal wetlands have ripped through the biodiverse region, consuming an area the size of London in just the past 10 days, burning some animals alive and sending others fleeing.

The inferno in the world’s largest tropical wetlands is the latest environmental disaster facing Brazil, coming after a mysterious oil spill that is afflicting beaches in the northeast and August fires that raged in the Amazon region.

The Pantanal, which sprawls over parts of Brazil, Bolivia and Paraguay, is a popular ecotourism destination considered one of the best places to see wildlife in South America. During the wet season, rivers overflow their banks and make most of the region accessible only by boat and plane. In the dry season, wildlife enthusiasts flock to see jaguars lounging on riverbanks, as well as macaws, giant river otters and caiman.

But this year’s dry season has extended much longer than usual.

“Any spark in this area these days of high temperatures and very low humidity will start fires like those we’ve seen in recent days,” Júlio Cesar Sampaio, chief of WWF Brasil’s Cerrado Pantanal program, said by phone. “Only rain will decrease the risk of fire.”

Rescue efforts have so far found burned remains of caimans, iguanas and snakes. SOS Pantanal, a local group, reported that hyacinth macaws, a vulnerable species, lost much of their primary food source as coconut and palm trees went up in flames, and the blue-and-yellow birds have been seen flying about aimlessly.

Between January and November, the area had 516% more fires than the same period last year, according to data from Brazil’s National Institute of Space Research.

While there have been more fires in the Amazon, they have been dispersed across an area roughly half the size of the United States. The blazes in the Pantanal, by contrast, are concentrated in Corumba, a municipality in Mato Grosso do Sul state. Corumba has had about twice as many fires as the worst-affected municipalities in the Amazon.

“There is no precedent for a fire of this scale,” said Angelo Rabelo, president of the Instituto Homem Pantaneiro, an environmental group based in Corumba.

Fires in the Pantanal this time of year are abnormal because heavy rains usually start in October. Rabelo said waters in the rivers and wetlands drained much faster this year. The Paraguay River, one of the region’s main fluvial veins, is at a 20-year low.

“Climate change is here,” he said.

With little precipitation, high temperatures, low humidity and strong winds, fires are spreading fast through the low vegetation, authorities say.

The Mato Grosso do Sul state government said in a press release that the fires are “of a proportion never-before registered” and that the causes were both the dry conditions and “criminal activity.”

Firefighters say the cause is likely local people setting fires to clear land of vegetation, a practice also blamed for many of the Amazon fires. Such burning is particularly common among cattle ranchers, who use fire rather than costly equipment to prepare pastures.

Fires in the Pantanal this year have been overshadowed by the months-long period of blazes seen in the Amazon region. The governor of Mato Grosso do Sul declared a state of emergency on Sept. 11 after over 10,000 square kilometers (nearly 3,900 square miles) burned in the previous five weeks in the state’s portion of the Amazon.

The Hyacinth Macaw Institute, an environmental group, released a report Wednesday saying the Pantanal destruction in September and October hit the area’s biggest center for hyacinth macaw reproduction and also came in the middle of mating season. Of 98 nests monitored, at least four baby birds died, their nostrils clogged with soot.

The fires have only worsened since, and still the rain hasn’t fallen.

“I’ve been a firefighter for 23 years,” said Waldemir Moreira, who runs the state fire department’s environmental protection unit. “We’ve certainly had fires before, but it’s much more serious now. We want the world to pay attention to our Pantanal, too.”

Northern Mexico Town Prepares Funerals After Nine Americans Were Killed in Drug Cartel Violence

Posted: 06 Nov 2019 10:30 PM PST

(LA MORA, Mexico) — Under a strong security presence, this remote farming community prepared to hold the first funerals Thursday for some of the nine American women and children killed by drug cartel gunmen.

Dozens of high-riding pickups and SUVS, many with U.S. license plates from as far away as North Dakota, bumped across dirt and rock roads over desert, arid grasslands and pine-covered mountains Wednesday as night fell on this community of about 300 people. Many of the residents are dual U.S. and Mexican citizens who consider themselves Mormon but are not affiliated with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

At least 1,000 visitors were expected to bunk down in the hamlet overnight ahead of Thursday’s funerals, filling floor space in the 30 or so homes or sleeping in tents they brought with them. At least one cow was slaughtered to help feed the masses, as well as the few dozen Mexican soldiers guarding the entrance to La Mora.

Steven Langford, who was mayor of La Mora from 2015 to 2018, said he expected the killings to have a “major” impact on the community. Once upon a time he didn’t think about moving around the area in the middle of night, but in the last 10 to 15 years things “got worse and worse and worse.” As many as half of the residents could move away, he feared.

“It was a massacre, 100% a massacre,” said Langford, whose sister Christina Langford was one of the women killed. “I don’t know how it squares with the conscience of someone to do something so horrible.”

When gunmen opened fire on them Monday, the Mexican army, the National Guard and Sonora state police were not there to protect them. It took them about eight hours just to arrive.

To many, the bloodshed seemed to demonstrate once more that the government has lost control over vast areas of Mexico to drug traffickers.

“The country is suffering very much from violence,” said William Stubbs, a pecan and alfalfa farmer who serves on a community security committee in the American-dominated hamlet of Colonia LeBaron. “You see it all over. And it ain’t getting better. It’s getting worse.”

The lack of law enforcement in rural areas like the northern states of Chihuahua and Sonora once led the dual U.S.-Mexican residents of places like Colonia LeBaron to form their own civilian defense patrols.

Stubbs said that after the 2009 killing of anti-crime activist Benjamin LeBaron, residents positioned themselves each night for two years with high-powered binoculars to keep watch from the large “L” for “LeBaron” that stands on a hillside above the town.

Since then, he said, the cartels have left Le Baron and the town of Galeana a few kilometers to the north alone. But he said they have watched the cartels get stronger in the past two decades, with nearby communities in the mountains suffering from violence and extortion.

This week, he said, the military told him that the town of Zaragoza had been about 50% abandoned.

The army’s chief of staff, Gen. Homero Mendoza, said Wednesday the attack that killed three American mothers and six of their children started at 9:40 a.m. Monday, but the nearest army units were in the border city of Agua Prieta, about 100 miles (160 kilometers) and 3½ hours away.

Soldiers didn’t start out for the scene until 2:30 p.m. and didn’t arrive until 6:15 p.m. — even while five surviving children lay hiding in the mountains with bullet wounds.

“There are areas where the government’s control is very fragile,” said Alejandro Hope, a Mexican security analyst.

President Andrés Manuel López Obrador created the militarized National Guard after he took office last December to help law enforcement, but its 70,000 troops have to cover a vast territory.

“The government’s main policy tool, the National Guard, is not where it should be,” Hope said. “It should be in the mountains, and it’s not there.”

He noted that Sonora and Chihuahua states, with over 160,000 square miles (420,000 square kilometers) between them, have only about 4,100 National Guard agents stationed there, or about one for every 40 square miles.

Questions have also arisen over whether the army can do its job even when it is present. On Oct. 17, in Sinaloa state, soldiers were forced to release the captured son of imprisoned drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman to avoid further bloodshed after Sinaloa cartel gunmen counterattacked in greater numbers in the city of Culiacan.

Colonia Le Baron is a place where the U.S. influence is evident everywhere: pickup trucks with license plates from California, Idaho, Colorado, Washington, and English-speaking customers eating hamburgers at Ray’s Restaurant, Coffee & Grill. Many of the dual citizens were born here, and their families have been here for decades.

Stubbs predicted that some people will move their families to the United States out of fear but will ultimately come back, as happened after the 2009 killing.

He dismissed López Obrador’s “hugs, not bullets” security strategy of trying to solve underlying social problems instead of battling drug cartels with military force.

“I’m really shocked actually of his way of thinking, and it ain’t going to solve the problems,” Stubbs said.

Residents know they can’t fight the cartels on their own.

“We’re not experts in military and war and weapons,” Stubbs said. “We’re farmers, and we have great families and big families, and we definitely want our families to be peaceful.”

Mexican officials said the attackers may have mistaken the group’s large SUVs for those of a rival gang. The Juarez drug cartel and its armed wing, known as “La Linea,” or “The Line,” are fighting a vicious turf war against a faction of the Sinaloa cartel known as the “Salazar.”

“Those who attacked the occupants (of the vehicles), they let the children go, so we can deduce that it was not a targeted attack” on the families, said Mendoza, the army chief of staff.

Most of the victims lived in La Mora, about 70 miles (110 kilometers) south of Douglas, Arizona. Many in the hamlet are related to the extended LeBaron family.

The killers were believed to be from La Linea, whose gunmen entered Sinaloa cartel territory the previous day and set up an armed outpost on a hilltop near La Mora and an ambush farther up the road. The Juarez cartel apparently wanted to prevent Sinaloa gunmen from entering their territory in Chihuahua state.

On Wednesday dozens of army soldiers, federal and state police and National Guard troops provided security along the bumpy route from Chihuahua state to La Mora, in neighboring Sonora, retracing in reverse the route the victims were on when they were ambushed. People in the caravan clapped the agents on the back in thanks and gave them food, bottles of water and baseball caps.

Langford said he and others come and go frequently between La Mora and the United States, working north of the border to build lives and families in a place he described as a “paradise” for children to grow up. Behind the lot where he and his wife raised 11 kids, they are fond of fishing and swimming.

“We’ve always known the dangers. We’ve seen the people doing their deal. We always had the policy, ‘We don’t bother them.’ We never dreamed something like this could happen,” said Langford. “Now this place is going to become a ghost town. A lot of people are going to leave.”

U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson Shakes Off a Rocky Start to the Elections

Posted: 06 Nov 2019 06:41 PM PST

(LONDON) — Prime Minister Boris Johnson told British voters Wednesday that they have to back his Conservatives if they want an end to Brexit delays, as he tried to shake off a rocky start to the governing party’s election campaign.

Speaking outside his No. 10 Downing St. office on the first official day of Britain’s five-week campaign, Johnson said the political impasse over Britain’s departure from the European Union made him want to “chew my own tie in frustration.”

“I don’t want an early election, and no one much wants to have an election in December, but we have got to the stage where we have no choice,” he said.

Johnson, trying to set the stage for a people-versus-Parliament campaign, said lawmakers were “refusing time and again to deliver Brexit and honor the result of the referendum.”

In fact, lawmakers approved Johnson’s EU divorce deal in principle last month, but asked for more time to scrutinize it. Johnson then withdrew the bill and pushed for an early election instead.

Johnson also slammed his main rival, left-wing Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn, comparing him to former Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin and — erroneously — claiming he had sided with Russian President Vladimir Putin over a nerve-agent attack on British soil.

All 650 seats in the House of Commons are up for grabs in the Dec. 12 election, which is coming more than two years early. Some 46 million British voters are eligible to take part in the country’s first December election in 96 years.

Johnson urged voters to deliver a Conservative majority so Britain could “put uncertainty behind us.” With that support, Johnson vowed he would get Parliament to ratify his Brexit deal and the country would leave the EU as scheduled on Jan. 31.

Brexit was supposed to happen on Oct. 31, but with Britain’s politicians deadlocked, the bloc granted the U.K. a three-month delay.

While unofficial campaigning has been ramping up for weeks, the campaign formally began when Parliament was dissolved Wednesday. Johnson went to Buckingham Palace to notify Queen Elizabeth II of the dissolution before unveiling the party’s election slogan — “Get Brexit done and unleash Britain’s potential” — at a rally in the central England city of Birmingham.

The Conservative campaign has had a bumpy start. Just minutes before Johnson spoke Wednesday, Cabinet Minister Alun Cairns resigned over allegations about a former aide’s role in a rape trial.

Cairns said he was quitting as Welsh secretary because of “speculation” surrounding the “very sensitive matter,” which is under investigation. He said he was confident he would be cleared of wrongdoing.

Cairns denies allegations that he knew his former staffer Ross England made claims about a victim’s sexual history when he was a witness in a 2018 rape trial. That is not allowed, and the trial collapsed. The judge accused England of deliberately sabotaging the trial. Cairns later endorsed England as a candidate for an upcoming Welsh Assembly election.

On Tuesday, another Conservative, outgoing House of Commons leader Jacob Rees-Mogg, was forced to apologize for suggesting that the victims of a 2017 London apartment block inferno that killed 72 people lacked common sense for following fire department advice to wait in their apartments for help.

The comments drew sharp rebukes from opposition politicians — and from rap star Stormzy, who urged the Conservative lawmaker to resign and tweeted: “These politicians are actual aliens.”

The Conservatives were also criticized for posting a doctored video of a senior Labour figure on Twitter that appeared to show him failing to answer a question, when in fact he did. Conservative Party chair James Cleverly claimed Wednesday the ad was just “a lighthearted satirical video.”

In another over-the-top political insult, Johnson used a column in the Daily Telegraph to accuse the Labour Party under Corbyn of attacking the rich “with a relish and vindictiveness not seen since Stalin persecuted the kulaks,” the wealthier peasants targeted by the Soviet regime in the 1930s.

In his Downing Street speech, Johnson also claimed inaccurately that Corbyn had “sided with Putin” after a former Russian spy and his daughter were attacked with a nerve agent in the English city of Salisbury.

Corbyn initially asked for “incontrovertible evidence” that Moscow was behind the 2018 attack, as Britain’s Conservative government had insisted. He later said he believed Russia was responsible for the poisoning.

Other parties in the race include the Liberal Democrats, who want to cancel Brexit; the Scottish National Party, which opposes Brexit and wants Scotland to leave the U.K.; and the Brexit Party, which says Britain should leave the bloc without a deal.

The Labour Party has its own woes, with many of the party’s lawmakers uneasy about Corbyn’s firm left-wing views and ambivalence over the EU. On Wednesday, deputy leader Tom Watson, who has often clashed with Corbyn, announced that he was stepping down from politics.

Watson acknowledged his “political differences” with Corbyn in a resignation letter but said the decision was personal rather than political.

Labour wants to shift the election debate away from Brexit and onto domestic issues such as health care, the environment and social welfare, saying it will reverse Britain’s increasing social inequality.

Corbyn has labelled Johnson’s economic plans “Thatcherism on steroids,” in reference to the free-market, low-spending ideology of the late former Conservative Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.

“I don’t do personal attacks,” Corbyn told supporters in Telford, central England. He said, if elected, he would be “a very different kind of prime minister.”

“I was not born to rule,” Corbyn said, contrasting himself with the affluent, Oxford University-educated Johnson. “I don’t pursue the kind of politics that thinks it’s all a game, a parlor game, a debating society game.”

An Ambush on a Canadian Mining Company Convoy Has Killed 37 People in Burkina Faso

Posted: 06 Nov 2019 06:09 PM PST

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — Gunmen attacked a convoy near a Canadian mining site in Burkina Faso, killing at least 37 people and wounding 60 others, the regional governor said late Wednesday.

Montreal-based Semafo said the bloodshed happened about 25 miles (40 kilometers) from its Boungou mine in Burkina Faso’s Eastern region and involved five buses of employees who were being accompanied by a military escort.

Col. Saidou Sanou, the region’s governor, gave the provisional casualty toll in a statement. The mining company said only that it was aware of “several fatalities and injuries.”

“Boungou mine site remains secured and our operations are not affected,” Semafo said in its statement. “We are actively working with all levels of authorities to ensure the ongoing safety and security of our employees, contractors and suppliers.”

The area has become increasingly precarious for Semafo, which operates two gold mines in Burkina Faso. Last year, an employee and subcontractor were killed when a bus was targeted by bandits, according to Canadian Press. Later last year, five members of Burkina Faso’s security forces were killed in an attack near the Boungou mine.

Sylvain Leclerc, spokeswoman for the Canadian foreign ministry, said there were no reports of any Canadian citizen among the casualties. She added that Canada’s government condemns the attack and supports efforts to bring peace to Burkina Faso.

The violence underscores the rapidly deteriorating security situation in once peaceful Burkina Faso, which has been infiltrated by jihadists who have been active for years in neighboring Mali. There was no immediate claim of responsibility, but Islamic extremists have staged dozens of attacks on churches and public officials across the north of Burkina Faso the last few years.

Concerted military actions by five regional countries, along with a French operation, have failed to stem the growing violence.

The country, which experienced its first major extremist attack in 2015, is a gateway south into coastal West Africa, and regional leaders worry the extremists could be moving into Togo and Benin.


Associated Press writer Krista Larson in Dakar, Senegal, contributed to this report.

Saudi Arabia Recruited Twitter Workers to Spy on Users: U.S. Investigators

Posted: 06 Nov 2019 03:07 PM PST

SAN FRANCISCO — The Saudi government recruited two Twitter employees to get personal account information of their critics, prosecutors said Wednesday.

A complaint unsealed in U.S. District Court in San Francisco detailed a coordinated effort by Saudi government officials to recruit employees at the social media giant to look up the private data of thousands of Twitter accounts.

The accounts included those of a popular journalist with more than 1 million followers and other prominent government critics.

It also alleged that the employees — whose jobs did not require access to Twitter users’ private information — were rewarded with a designer watch and tens of thousands of dollars funneled into secret bank accounts. They were charged with acting as agents of Saudi Arabia without registering with the U.S. government.

Ahmad Abouammo, who left his job as the media partnership manager responsible for Twitter’s Middle East region in 2015, was also charged with falsifying documents and making false statements when questioned by FBI agents. He was expected to make his initial court appearance in Seattle federal court Wednesday afternoon.

That same year, investigators alleged that a Saudi working as a social media adviser for the Saudi royal family, recruited Twitter engineer Ali Alzabarah by flying him to Washington, D.C., for a private meeting with an unnamed member of the family.

“Within one week of returning to San Francisco, Alzabarah began to access without authorization private data of Twitter users en masse,” the complaint said.

The effort included the user data of over 6,000 Twitter users, including at least 33 usernames for which Saudi Arabian law enforcement had submitted emergency disclosure requests to Twitter, investigators said.

After being confronted by his supervisors at Twitter, Alzabarah allegedly admitted to accessing user data and said he did it out of curiosity.

Alzabarah was placed on administrative leave, his work-owned laptop was seized and he was escorted out of the office. The next day, he flew to Saudi Arabia with his wife and daughter and has not returned to the United States, investigators said. A warrant for his arrest was issued as part of the complaint.

False Alarm Triggers Hijacking Protocol at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport, Airline Says

Posted: 06 Nov 2019 12:48 PM PST

Passengers and crew on board a plane at Schiphol airport in Amsterdam were reported safe after Dutch police began investigating a “suspicious situation” on Wednesday.

A tweet from the official Schiphol airport’s account said the Royal Netherlands Marechaussee, the Dutch military police, is looking into the situation on board of a plane at the airport. The police’s official Twitter account also confirmed the investigation.

Details about what police were investigating on the plane were not immediately available.

About an hour after announcing the start of the investigation, police and airport officials said the passengers and crew were safely off the plane. The investigation on the plane continues, they said.

The airline Air Europa said Wednesday afternoon that a false alarm prompted the investigation. A warning that “triggers protocols on hijackings at the airport” was activated by mistake on a flight from Amsterdam to Madrid, according to a tweet from the airline.

Air Europa noted in a followup tweet that its flight to Madrid would take off shortly. Schiphol airport said later Wednesday afternoon that regular operations had resumed at the airport.

Schiphol airport is one of the world’s busiest hubs, with more than 70 million passengers passing through each year.


The ‘OK Boomer’ Meme Has Officially Entered Parliamentary Record in New Zealand

Posted: 06 Nov 2019 09:20 AM PST

The decisive rise of the “OK Boomer” meme continues.

On Monday, an MP from New Zealand’s Green Party, 25-year-old Chlöe Swarbrick, delivered a speech in support of a Zero Carbon Bill, which would provide a framework to reduce the country’s greenhouse gas emissions and establish a new Climate Change Commission. The government’s previous plan to limit greenhouse gases has been criticized by climate activists as insufficient.

“Mr. Speaker, how many world leaders for how many decades have seen and known what is coming, but have decided that it is more politically expedient to keep [climate change] behind closed doors?” she asked. “My generation and the generations after me do not have that luxury.”

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“In the year 2050 I will be 56 years old… yet, right now, the average of this 52nd Parliament is 49-years old,” she continued. In response, another MP began to heckle her.

“OK boomer,” Swarbrick shot back.

Not sure what she’s referring to? The phrase “OK boomer” comes from a viral meme that originated on the social media site TikTok. The videos usually include an audio clip of an older man saying, “The millennials and Generation Z have the Peter Pan syndrome, they don’t ever want to grow up.” Teens then include their reactions, always a variation on the phrase “OK Boomer.”

The phrase has taken off across the Internet and beyond, and become a common retort used by young people when confronting condescension from older people, usually those of the Baby Boomer generation.


In an interview with Stuff, Swarbrick explained her use of the phrase: It’s a “simple summarisation of collective exhaustion,” she said. “Young people have suffered a decade of jibes about how millennials have ruined everything and need to ‘pull our socks up,’ or something.”

“‘OK boomer’ acknowledges that you cannot win a deeply polarized debate — facts don’t matter,” she continued. “It’s better to acknowledge that perhaps energy is better spent elsewhere.”

Hungarian Mayor Resigns Amid ‘Yacht Orgy’ Scandal

Posted: 06 Nov 2019 07:36 AM PST

(Bloomberg) — The mayor of western Hungary’s largest city, who was re-elected despite the publication of a video showing him participating in an orgy on a luxury yacht, has resigned less than a month after winning a fourth term.

Zsolt Borkai, the mayor of Gyor and a 1988 Olympic champion gymnast, said in an open letter on Wednesday that he was stepping down because of his “moral predicament.” His resignation is effective Friday. Under pressure, Borkai had already quit Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s ruling party last month.

Hungary’s opposition had seized on the Borkai scandal during the campaign for nationwide municipal elections as evidence of moral decay under Orban’s nine-year rule. The video was widely seen as having helped tip close races in favor of a united opposition, including in Budapest, and deal the Hungarian leader his worst electoral setback in more than a decade.

Child Survivors of Mexico Ambush Hid in Brush, Walked as Much as 14 Miles for Help

Posted: 06 Nov 2019 07:25 AM PST

(GALEANA, Mexico) — The eight children, some mere infants, who survived the ambush in northern Mexico not only escaped the drug cartel gunmen who killed their mothers but managed to hide in the brush, with some walking miles to get help despite grisly bullet wounds.

In a testament to a mother’s devotion, one woman reportedly stashed her baby on the floor of her Suburban and got out of the vehicle, waving her arms to show the gunmen she wasn’t a threat. She may have moved away from the vehicle to distract their attention; her bullet-ridden body was found about 15 yards (meters) away from the SUV.

The mother was one of nine U.S. citizens — three women and six children all living in northern Mexico — slaughtered Monday when cartel gunmen ambushed three SUVs along a dirt road in an attack that left one vehicle a burned-out, bullet-riddled hulk. Mexican officials said the gunmen may have mistaken the group’s large SUVs for those of a rival gang amid a vicious turf war.

The five wounded children were seriously enough injured that Mexican authorities flew them to the border in a military helicopter to receive hospital care in the United States. Sonora state health officials said they were “stable” at the moment of transfer. Three other children who were not wounded are in the care of family members in the tiny hamlet of La Mora in northern Mexico.

But what the children went through in the remote, mountainous area of Sonora state is nearly indescribable.

Kendra Miller, a relative, said in an account of the shootings that Devin Blake Langford, 13, was one of the few uninjured young people and quickly took charge, eventually walking about 14 miles (22.5 kilometers) back to La Mora for help.

“After witnessing his mother and brothers being shot dead, Devin hid his six other siblings in the bushes and covered them with branches to keep them safe while he went for help,” according to the account. “When he took too long to return, his 9-year-old sister left the remaining five to try again.”

That girl, Mckenzie Rayne Langford, walked for hours in the dark before she was found several hours after the other children were rescued. She was listed as missing for a while.

Altogether, the kids were on their own from about 1:00 p.m., when the ambush began, until about 7:30 p.m., when they were rescued. Relatives from La Mora tried to reach them before that, but were turned back by gunfire. The area is the site of a cartel turf war.

In recordings of calls between the rescuers, they can be heard debating whether it was better to risk more lives, or wait for an hour or two until Mexican army troops arrived. It was an agonizing decision.

What they saw when they found the children was terrifying.

Cody Greyson Langford, 8, had been shot in the jaw and bled profusely. Another girl had been shot in the foot and the back.

The killers were apparently members of the Juarez drug cartel and its armed wing, La Linea — “The Line” — whose gunmen had entered Sinaloa cartel territory and set up an armed outpost on a hilltop and an ambush further up the road. The Juarez cartel apparently wanted to send a message that it controlled the road into Chihuahua. It was this invasion force that the American mothers and their three vehicles drove into.

It was only after the first vehicle was shot up and set afire that 50 or 60 Sinaloa cartel gunmen showed up to see what had happened.

But it isn’t the cruelty of the cartel, but the bravery, innocence and sacrifice of the victims that relatives want remembered.

Austin Cloes, a relative of the victims, said from his home in Salt Lake City that they were good people who loved their children and enjoyed their quiet lives based around a successful pecan farming operation.

“This sort of thing shouldn’t go unnoticed,” said Cloes, who works with at-risk youth and coaches high school basketball. “And these sorts of people shouldn’t just be buried without their names being put out there. These are great people.”

The dead in the attacks included a mother, her 8-month-old twins, her 10-year-old daughter, a 12-year-old son. Another mother lay dead in the front seat of another Suburban, along with the bullet-riddled bodies of her sons, ages 11 and 2.

The victims lived in Sonora state, about 70 miles (110 kilometers) south of Douglas, Arizona, in the hamlet of La Mora, which was founded decades ago by an offshoot of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Many La Mora residents call themselves Mormons but are not affiliated with any church.

A number of such American farming communities are clustered around the Chihuahua-Sonora state border. Many members were born in Mexico and have dual citizenship. While some of the splinter groups were once polygamous, many no longer are.

All of the victims were apparently related to the extended LeBaron family in Chihuahua, whose members have run afoul of the drug traffickers over the years. Benjamin LeBaron, an anti-crime activist who founded neighborhood patrols against cartels, was killed in 2009.

The victims had set out to visit relatives in Chihuahua. One woman was headed to the airport in Phoenix to meet her husband.

While a drug-related violence has been raging for years in Mexico, the attack underscored the way cartel gunmen have become increasingly unconcerned about killing children as collateral damage. In August in Chihuahua state, cartel gunmen fired 123 bullets at a man and also killed three girls, ages 4, 13 and 14. In June, a young boy was killed along with his father in Sonora state. In July, a 10-year-old was killed during a robbery in Puebla state.

Criminal investigators said late Tuesday that a suspect was arrested, but it was unclear whether the person had taken part in the ambush.

In a statement posted on Facebook, the Agency for Criminal Investigation for the state of Sonora said that the suspect was found in the town of Agua Prieta, right at the border with the U.S. state of Arizona, holding two hostages who were gagged and tied inside a vehicle.

The suspect, whose gender was not specified in the statement, was also found in possession of four assault rifles and ammunition, as well as various large vehicles including a bullet-proofed SUV, the agency said.


AP Writer Brady McCombs in Salt Lake City contributed to this report.

Buckingham Palace Says Queen Elizabeth’s New Clothes Will No Longer Feature Real Fur

Posted: 06 Nov 2019 05:13 AM PST

(LONDON) — Buckingham Palace says new outfits designed for Queen Elizabeth II will not use real fur.

The palace said Wednesday the decision does not mean the queen will dispose of all the fur outfits she already has. The palace statement says “the queen will continue to re-wear existing outfits in her wardrobe.”

The decision pleased animal rights activists, who have sometimes criticized the monarch for the fur pieces in her collection of designer clothes.

Claire Bass, director of the Humane Society International/UK, says “we are thrilled Her Majesty has officially gone fur-free.” She says the queen’s decision will send a positive message that fur is no longer considered fashionable.


RainForest: Amazon close to irreversible Fire Area

Soaring deforestation plus the harmful policies of Brazil’s reactionary president, Jair Bolsonaro, may push the Amazon timberland perilously to AN irreversible “tipping point” inside 2 years, a distinguished economic expert has aforementioned.

Amazon Rainforest Fire

After now the timberland would stop manufacturing enough rain to sustain itself and begin slowly degrading into a drier savannah, cathartic billions of tonnes of carbon into the atmosphere, which might exacerbate international heating and disrupt weather across South America.

The warning came in a very policy transient revealed on by Monica Diamond State Bolle, a senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International economic science in Washington DC.

The report sparked disceptation among climate scientists. Some believe the tipping purpose continues to be fifteen to twenty years away, whereas others say the warning accurately reflects the danger that Bolsonaro and international heating create to the Amazon’s survival.

“It’s a stock, thus like every stock you run it down, run it down – then suddenly you don’t have any longer of it,” aforementioned Diamond State Bolle, whose transient additionally counseled solutions to the present crisis.

Bolsonaro has vowed to develop the Amazon, and his government plans to permit mining on protected native reserves. Amazon farmers support his attacks on environmental protection agencies. His business-friendly atmosphere minister, economic expert Salles, has met loggers and wildcat miners, whereas deforestation and Amazon fires have soared since he assumed workplace in January.

The policy transient noted that Brazil’s house analysis institute, INPE, reportable that deforestation in August was 222% on top of in August 2018. Maintaining the present rate of increase INPE reportable between January and August this year would bring the Amazon “dangerously {close to|on the brink of|near to|about to|getting ready to|on the purpose of} the calculable tipping point as shortly as 2021 … on the far side that the timberland will not generate enough rain to sustain itself”, Diamond State Bolle wrote.

De Bolle is additionally head of the resident studies programme at Johns Hopkins University and last month addressed  a U.S. Congress committee on protective the Amazon. She referred to as her prediction a “provocation”.

“If Bolsonaro is serious concerning developing the Amazon while not paying any attention to property or maintaining the forest’s standing, these rates would happen inside his mandate,” she said.

Carlos Nobre, one amongst Brazil’s leading climate scientists and a senior scientist at the University of São Paulo’s Institute for Advanced Studies, questioned her calculation that calculable deforestation would quadruple from AN estimate of nearly eighteen,000 km2 this year to just about seventy,000 km2 by 2021.

“It looks terribly inconceivable to Maine – the projected deforestation increase is a lot of AN economic calculation than ecological,” he said. However, he added: “We area unit seeing a rise in deforestation, i'm not questioning this.”

Last year, Nobre argued in a commentary written with celebrated yankee conservation life scientist Thomas Lovejoy that the Amazon tipping purpose may happen in japanese, southern and central Amazonia once two hundredth to twenty fifth of the timberland has been cut – not expected for twenty to twenty five years. He has since brought forward his prediction by concerning 5 years.

“The Amazon is already 17 November deforested, thus once you calculate at the present rate of deforestation, this two hundredth to twenty fifth is reached in fifteen to twenty years,” he said. “I hope she is wrong. If she is correct, it's the top of the planet.”

But Lovejoy, a faculty member at American Revolutionary leader University in Fairfax, Virginia, aforementioned that Diamond State Bolle’s projection may come back true as a result of international heating, soaring deforestation and a rise in Amazon fires have created a “negative synergy” that's fast its destruction – citing droughts in recent years as a warning call.

“We area unit seeing the primary unsteady of that tipping,” he said. “It’s variety of sort of a seal attempting to balance a rubber ball on its nose … the sole wise factor to try to to is to try to to some renewal and build back that margin of safety.”

Among different commitments below the Paris climate deal, signed by leftist former president Dilma Rousseff, Brazil united to forest 12m hectares and finish outlaw deforestation by 2030.

Mongabay reportable last month that Brazil appearance progressively unlikely to satisfy its Paris targets. Deforestation began rising below Rousseff in 2013 when 9 years of decline and has accelerated below Bolsonaro.

Claudio Angelo of the Climate Observatory – {an|Associate in Nursing|AN|associate Diamond Stategree|associate} umbrella of non-profit environmental teams – aforementioned he thought de Bolle’s calculations were too pessimistic , however praised her brief’s different recommendations.

These enclosed increasing the Amazon fund, that finances property timberland comes to incorporate the us and different countries in order that Brazil isn't expected to fund timberland protection just about on its own. The Amazon Fund is presently supported by Norge and Federal Republic of Germany, however each countries suspended payments in August.

De Bolle aforementioned Brazil ought to revive a resolution that created rural credit supported by public banks enthusiastic about lenders proving that they complied with environmental and different laws. “That’s an enormous stick,” she said.

Angelo aforementioned “the points [de Bolle] created area unit quite real”. “For all the madness, Bolsonaro did manage to form folks quote the Amazon,” he said.


Elder Christofferson Rededicates Asunción Paraguay Temple in Spanish


Latter-day Saint youth Eduardo Benitez, 18, and Sofia Pando meet following the November 3, 2019, rededication of the Asunción Paraguay Temple. Photo by Jason Swensen.

The design and beauty of the reopened temple—coupled with its family-centered purpose—helped open house visitors such as Elianne Caceres, who is not a Latter-day Saint, discover hope. Elder D. Todd Christofferson high-fives a little girl following the November 3, 2019, rededication of the Asunción Paraguay Temple. Photo by Jason Swensen.But the past two years have also presented Latter-day Saints here with a challenging period of being without an easily accessible temple. In 2017, the Asunción Paraguay Temple was closed for significant repair work and renovation.“And that’s not a bad thing—it gives us an opportunity to do the same for ourselves in our own lives,” he said.The continent’s first temple, the São Paulo Brazil Temple, was opened in 1978—the first chapter in an ongoing period of prolific temple building. Sunday’s rededication followed a public open house that welcomed some 20,000 people to the temple. On Sunday, it was impossible to catch him without a smile as he greeted old friends and new acquaintances alike. His Spanish still flows easily thanks to years of ecclesiastical duty across Latin America.“I was very happy to see that other people who are not of our faith could also enjoy the peace and tranquility of this holy place,” said Arami.Heartfelt FaithBecause of its locale near the center of the continent, Paraguay is aptly dubbed the “Corazón de America”—or heart of America. But Latter-day Saints here say the nickname stretches beyond geography. It’s also a land of spiritually sensitive people who experience the gospel in their hearts. Sunday marked the first time Elder Christofferson had presided at a temple dedication or rededication. So being in South America seemed an apt place to fulfill such a momentous assignment.Following a successful public open house, Sunday, November 3, marked a day of celebration and sacred renewal across Paraguay. Elder Christofferson rededicated the Asunción temple in the Spanish language he learned as a young missionary decades earlier.  Elder D. Todd Christofferson and Sister Kathy Christofferson greet members following the November 3, 2019, rededication of the Asunción Paraguay Temple. Photo by Jason Swensen.Serving a mission in southern South America “was obviously a formative time in my life,” he told the Church News. “But it’s nice to reflect back on those moments and then think of where we are now.” Elder D. Todd Christofferson greets members following the November 3, 2019, rededication of the Asunción Paraguay Temple. Photo by Jason Swensen.When Elder Christofferson’s fellow Apostle Elder Ulisses Soares was serving a full-time mission in his native Brazil, he did so without ever having set foot in a temple until the final weeks of his service. For young Elder Soares and legions of other faithful South American Latter-day Saints, worshipping in a dedicated temple was not an option. It was the stuff of hope and dreams.“Those are the kinds of offerings we need to think about. Our gift to the Lord is ourselves, as we come to the temple each time.”Asunción is counted among the Church’s many South American “temple cities.”Today, there are 20 temples in operation across the continent—from Barranquilla, Colombia, in the north to Concepción, Chile, to the south. Ten more future temples in South America are under construction or have been announced. The Asunción Paraguay Temple.As she walked through the Asunción temple’s quiet halls and rooms, “I felt a peace that I have not felt for years,” she said. “I could feel all my problems go away.

Elder D. Todd Christofferson, center, was assisted at the November 3, 2019, rededication of the Asunción Paraguay Temple by Elder Benjamín De Hoyos, left, and Elder Kevin R. Duncan. Photo by Jason Swensen.

Elder Christofferson acknowledged the powerful personal symbolism of Sunday’s rededication. Temples, like people, are physical structures that age and require improvements and change. Sometimes there needs to be a rededication.“Now, with a dedicated temple, we anticipate that our recent converts will be further strengthened by the ability to go to the temple shortly after their baptism to do the work for their kindred dead.”“My wife and I love the gospel, and we strive to follow its teachings,” he said. “We also yearn to be an eternal family, and I know without a doubt that the temple is a fundamental part of this.”Young Todd Christofferson left his home in the United States in 1964 to fulfill a mission call to Argentina. Working under the presiding direction of his mission president and apostolic predecessor, Richard G. Scott, Elder Christofferson honed a love for South America that’s never left him.“The spirit of Elijah is so strong right now with the dedication of the temple,” he said. “Our missionaries have shared experiences in which the people they are teaching are being influenced by ancestors from the other side of the veil.That comes only through repentance, personal progress, and covenant-keeping.The Asunción temple, she noted, is not a big building. “But it’s still the house of the Lord. It is very special, and everyone who enters knows that.”A Refuge for All ParaguayansElder Christofferson was joined Sunday at the Asunción Paraguay Temple by his wife, Sister Kathy Christofferson.“I know that every person has a different way of connecting with Jesus Christ, but I consider the temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to be one of the most perfect and beautiful places to connect with God.”“It’s hard to put into words the feelings that one has coming back to where he or she served a mission and then seeing the Church’s development in the meantime—along with the promise of what’s yet to come.”Additionally, the rededication of Paraguay’s sole temple “will lessen the influence of the adversary here and strengthen the influence of the Holy Spirit. . . . I believe that this nation can prosper, and the temple and the influence of the Latter-day Saints will have an effect in the country.”The renovated Asunción temple is unmistakably Paraguayan. A stylized version of Paraguay’s national tree and flower—the lapacho—is found throughout the building in decorative paint and color schemes. “This temple,” said Asunción Latter-day Saint Arami Paredes, “has been a refuge from the world for me since my childhood.” The Maluff-Cañete family are emblematic of the multigenerational Latter-day Saint families found in Paraguay. Photo by Jason Swensen.In ancient times, people brought offerings to the temple. Following Christ’s Atonement and Resurrection, the Savior declared an end to such sacrifices. Instead, said Elder Christofferson, people who come to the Asunción temple or other such holy edifices must offer “a broken heart and a contrite spirit.”Being reconnected with the Asunción temple evokes feelings of spiritual rededication for Julio.His apostolic presence and counsel enriched Sunday’s joyful reopening of the beloved edifice located on the historically prominent intersection of Avenida España and Avenida Brasilia.Before entering the temple, one can ask, “What can I do in my life that would make me a more worthy offering. . . . What would make me a holier person?” said Elder Christofferson. “If you examine your life, there may be things that are unworthy that need to be put out of your life. Or perhaps there are Christlike attributes that you want to incorporate more fully into your life.The lapacho’s distinctive lavender color is also utilized in the temple’s fabrics, art glass, and stonework. Meanwhile, the furniture style is Spanish Colonial—inspired by the early architecture and furniture of Paraguay. Elder D. Todd Christofferson and Sister Kathy Christofferson arrive November 3, 2019, for the rededication of the Asunción Paraguay Temple. They are followed by Elder Kevin R. Duncan and Sister Nancy Duncan and Elder Benjamín De Hoyos and Sister Evelia De Hoyos. Photo by Jason Swensen.Asunción, Paraguay“And that,” noted Elder Christofferson, “wasn’t that many years ago.”Almost 95,000 members are found today in this landlocked country. The capstone outside immortalizes the opening of the Asunción Paraguay Temple in 2002. Now the year 2019 can be added to the key Latter-day Saint years here.“During the open house, many members which had not previously entered the temple were allowed to visit and have expressed their testimonies of the temple,” said Asunción Paraguay Stake President Horst Eschgfaller. “We have seen members strengthen their testimonies in relation to the temple and the work. They are looking forward to performing their own ordinances. We've also had a lot of interest and questions from people who are not members of our church.”Paraguay Asunción North Mission President Richard L. Millett said missionaries are enthused about the opportunities the rededicated temple will afford.The covenants made in the temple, he added, allow for the gathering of both the living and the dead.Temples such as the rededicated Asunción Paraguay Temple are crowning and “central elements of the promised gathering that the Lord has talked about for so long, through His prophets,” said Elder Christofferson.Also participating in Sunday’s rededication were two General Authority Seventies: Elder Kevin R. Duncan, who serves as executive director in the Temple Department, and Elder Benjamín De Hoyos, who presides over the South America South Area. They were accompanied by their wives, Sister Nancy Duncan and Sister Evelia De Hoyos, respectively.Almost 18 years ago, President Gordon B. Hinckley dedicated Paraguay’s only temple. Unlike Elder Soares, most of Paraguay’s future missionaries have had years of access to a temple—allowing them to serve, learn, and grow. Paraguayan members Julio and Arami Paredes served together as tour guides during the open house. They watched as visitors arrived at the temple with preconceived notions about the Church—only to exit a short time later with new understanding and appreciation for the Asunción temple. Elder D. Todd Christofferson and Sister Kathy Christofferson greet members following the November 3, 2019, rededication of the Asunción Paraguay Temple. Photo by Jason Swensen.Anytime Elder D. Todd Christofferson gathers with the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, he sits just a seat or two away from a flesh-and-blood reminder of South America’s temple-building miracle.“We know what a special place this is,” she said. “Everything in this building teaches how much the Lord loves His children. He wants to bless them as they make covenants to serve Him.”A section of the Asunción Paraguay Temple district takes in some of the northeast province of Corrientes, where he labored as a missionary and honed appreciation for the indigenous Guarani culture and the region’s colonial and postcolonial history.During his tenure as Church President, Russell M. Nelson has anchored instruction on the role each Latter-day Saint has to gather Israel.  Guarani folk musicians entertained Church leaders on the eve of the November 3, 2019, rededication of the Asunción Paraguay Temple. Photo by Jason Swensen. The Asunción Paraguay Temple.An Apostle’s Return to Sacred GroundThe first two Latter-day Saint congregations in Paraguay were organized in 1951, just two years after the arrival of the missionaries. Since those early days, the combined efforts of full-time missionaries and dedicated local members have allowed for steady growth. 


Leonardo DiCaprio si Will Smith vor sa ajute la salvarea Padurii Amazoniene


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Leonardo DiCaprio si Will Smith vor sa ajute la salvarea Padurii Amazoniene

”Există o singură Mamă Natură şi este datoria noastră să o protejăm”, a declarat Will Smith. ”Pădurea Amazoniană, cea care absoarbe cel mai mult dioxid de carbon, este în flăcări deja de o lună. Just furnizează sticle din trestie de zahăr Braziliei. Colaborarea cu afacerile care inovează şi oferă soluţii sustenabile reprezintă cheia pentru viitorul […]

Leonardo DiCaprio si Will Smith vor sa ajute la salvarea Padurii Amazoniene
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Manchester City's Ederson a serious doubt for Liverpool clash

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A Commitment to Radicalism


A Radcliffe Institute conference looks back on the legacy of activist icon Angela Davis and ahead to freedom struggles at Harvard and around the globe.

Angela Davis

Angela Davis

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Angela Davis

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On Tuesday morning, Elizabeth Hinton told everyone to get ready. The second and final—and fullest—day of a Radcliffe Institute  conference honoring radical activist and global icon Angela Davis was about to start. Davis herself was seated in the front row, smiling beneath her instantly recognizable afro, now a shade of silver-gray. A capacity crowd filled the Knafel Center behind her. Hinton, halfway through her welcoming remarks, was talking about the difficult issues and “contested truths” the rest of the conference would grapple with. “If you are not uncomfortable at some point during the day,” said the Harvard historian, who chaired the event’s organizing committee, “then we’re not doing our jobs.”

For the next eight hours, the panelists—scholars, activists, educators—would discuss revolution and liberation and the fight against violent oppression. They’d talk about feminisms (plural) and blackness and queer solidarity; they’d talk about anti-capitalism and the prison-abolition movement. They’d talk about Palestine and apartheid South Africa and northern Syria. And Brazil, where Davis traveled a few weeks ago and met with the family of Marielle Franco, the human rights activist and Rio politician who was assassinated in 2018, a few months before repressive politician Jair Bolsonaro was elected president.

Elizabeth Hinton speaking
Elizabeth Hinton
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And the panelists would also talk about Harvard, whose recent acquisition of Davis’s papers—now archived in the Schlesinger Library and available to scholars starting this week—catalyzed the conference. Hinton praised the increasingly prominent University-hosted discussions like this one, but she also pushed back. “We can’t be in a space confronting Angela Davis’s life’s work and its implications,” she said, “without recognizing the struggles against racism and oppression that are very much alive on this campus.” She described a recent incident in which Harvard police confronted a group of students of color in the Yard as they were preparing a poetry installation for a class. And she cited the Harvard Prison Divestment Campaign, whose leaders have been demanding that the University withdraw its investments from prison-related industries. For more than a year, the campaign “has engaged the entire campus in thinking about the kinds of investments Harvard can and should make to advance social justice and equality, including expanding educational opportunities for incarcerated and formerly incarcerated people,” said Hinton, whose scholarly work focuses on the carceral state. She has been pushing Harvard to provide education in prisons since she first arrived in Cambridge six years ago. 

Other speakers, too, declared support for the Harvard divestment campaign, including Davis herself. “Of course I would support your efforts to persuade the University to divest from the prison-industrial complex,” Davis replied to a student who stood up late in the program to ask whether she would take a stand. (She also brought up the Harvard Graduate Student Union, which remains at odds with the University in its contract negotiations; the union voted overwhelmingly last week to authorize a strike. “I want to offer them support and solidarity,” Davis said, referring to the union. She echoed panelist and UCLA historian Robin D.G. Kelley, who earlier in the day had urged Harvard to come to an agreement with the students.)

Ruth Wilson Gilmore, a cofounder with Davis of the prison-abolition organization Critical Resistance, also answered a question about the Harvard divestment campaign. “Everyone should fight how they need to fight,” she said. “But: plan to win.” She explained what she meant: “Let us say that the divest committee gets Harvard to divest tonight. What changes for anybody in a cage tomorrow morning? Nothing.” Divestment, she explained, can be a fight worth having, but she admonished students to be cognizant of the limits of its effect, and also to think about how to build and extend that campaign not only to achieve a circumscribed goal, but also to change public consciousness about prison. “Fight what you’re fighting, but think about what happens the next morning.” 

“That said,” she added, “a multi-, multi-, multi-, multi-billion-dollar empire like Harvard … could use its economic clout” to pressure banks not to issue bonds to state and municipal governments to build new prisons. “If Harvard said, ‘We won’t do business with any bank that will write a bond to build any prison, whether public or not,’ that will be meaningful.”


Much of the day seemed to unfold that way: discussions of Davis’s work kept turning into the work itself. In part, that’s because many of the conference participants were old friends and comrades who’d stood alongside Davis for decades in one struggle or another. Some were her very oldest friends. On Monday night, Bettina Aptheker, a childhood companion and fellow radical, recalled meetings with Davis and other members of the youth socialist organization they belonged to in high school. The group would gather in the basement of Aptheker’s parents’ home in Brooklyn, where, under the clothesline in the boiler room, stood a row of metal filing cabinets containing the papers of W.E.B. DuBois. “In that time of McCarthyism and House committees on un-American activities and virulent racism and anti-communism,” she said, “no university library would touch DuBois’s papers.” When DuBois departed for Ghana in 1961, “he left them with my father”—Marxist historian Herbert Aptheker, who would later serve as executor of DuBois’s estate—“until they could be properly housed in a university library.” (They are now at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst.)

Davis’s sister, Fania Davis, an activist for restorative justice—a practice that seeks to repair the harm of criminal behavior through reconciliation between the offenders and victims—recalled growing up in Birmingham, Alabama, in those days nicknamed “Bombingham” because of the dynamite explosions that targeted black residents moving into white neighborhoods. She recalled the sisters learning to read their earliest words—“colored” and “white”—and playing pranks on racist white neighbors and shopkeepers. “Just being African American growing up in the fifties and sixties in the South can, itself be radicalizing,” she said.

Davis greets jazz vocalist Cécile McLorin Salvant, who performed during the conference's opening night. To Davis's left are Gina Dent, Fania Davis, and Bettina Aptheker.
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Attorney and law scholar Dorothy Burnham, who defended Davis against murder charges in the trial that made her world-famous, reflected on the case against her friend that followed a deadly 1970 shootout between police and the Soledad Brothers outside the Marin County courthouse. Burnham, a lifelong friend from Birmingham—whose 104-year-old mother, the scientist and civil-rights leader Dorothy Burnham, was in the audience—recalled Davis’s imprisonment and trial and how it not only cemented her fame, but profoundly shaped her activism and political philosophy for the rest of her life: the concepts of freedom and oppression, of solidarity and resistance. In prison, Burnham said, “She grew her voice. She grew her confidence.”  

Earlier in the evening, there was a jazz performance arranged by percussionist Terri Lyne Carrington, another longtime friend of Davis’s, whose setlist included a Herbie Hancock song inspired by the activist’s ordeal during her trial. Harvard music professors Vijay Iyer, a pianist, and Esperanza Spalding, a bassist, played alongside Carrington, trumpter Nicholas Payton and singer Cécile McLorin Salvant.

Again and again, conversations came back to the work. Moderating a panel titled “Revolution,” Brandon Terry, a Harvard assistant professor of African and African American studies, exhorted students to nurture their own “revolutionary practice” and to take the risks required, reminding them that Martin Luther King Jr. was only 25 when he organized the Montgomery bus boycott. “A revolution is not just armed struggle,” he said at one point, quoting from a speech by Davis. “It’s not just a period in which you can take over.…. The society you’re going to build is already reflected in the nature of the struggle you’re carrying out.” 

Film director and Spelman professor Julie Dash, who is working on a biopic of Davis, found herself brainstorming ideas from the speakers’ table. “I’m interested in redefining how African-American women are depicted in historical dramas, reimagining lives in bold and cinematic displays,” she said. “Where do we begin the story of the making of a revolutionary? How do we show the seeds of black radicalism taking root?” 

Gilmore, on stage with Kathy Boudin, a formerly incarcerated woman who codirects and cofounded the Center for Justice at Columbia University, fell into a discussion about the importance of confronting the real harm and violence committed by many those who are behind bars. “People in the movement are afraid to talk about that,” Boudin said. And they also discussed the tension between the need to invest in prison reform to improve inhumane conditions and the importance of preserving the long-term goal of abolition. 

Many who spoke noted the power and potential in the Davis archive—a vast collection of writings, speeches, photographs, and artifacts filed away over a lifetime. “I just knew I shouldn’t throw it away,” Davis said. Historian Jane Kamensky, the Schlesinger’s director, hoped the materials would allow “gatherings in far off years to make connections we have not yet thought of and ask questions we have not yet dreamed of.” Hinton curated an exhibit on Davis’s life and thought drawn from the papers, Angela Davis: Freed by the People, on view at the Schlesinger through March. “The collection was so stimulating for me and so rich,” Hinton said. “I left no box unturned.” 

Lehman College historian Robyn Spencer weighed the Davis archive against “all the violence and erasures and silence, all the things that have shielded black women’s lives from really being known.” She called the collection an act of “self-preservation and self-determination,” by an “unapologetically feminist, blues-loving Afro-wearing, left-leaning black woman. Black women are so rarely allowed universality, unboxed breath.” Her papers will provide “oxygen,” Spencer said, “to people, to movements, and ideas that definitely need to be aired.”

“The Davis papers are not a place for nostalgia,” Spencer concluded. “They demand action.” 


As the evening wound to a close, Hinton and Elsa Hardy, a graduate student, and Abbie Cohen, a Radcliffe staff member, shared poetry and other thoughts produced by a reading collective of incarcerated women they work with, who were granted special access to the Davis papers last summer and among the first to study it. Kaia Stern, Radcliffe practitioner-in-residence and visiting lecturer at the Harvard Graduate School of Education who cofounded the Harvard Prison Studies Project and has taught incarcerated people for years, recounted conversations with some of the women she has worked with inside: “Human connection is contraband in jail and prison,” Stern said. “We don’t say that out loud; it’s not written in our policy, but anyone who has spent time in a jail or prison know this. Sharing is punished as extortion.…Yet education in prison is transformative precisely because it is about human connections—to history, to science, to art, and to people.”

 Neferti X.M. Tadiar and Angela Davis speaking
Neferti X.M. Tadiar and Angela Davis
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Afterward, Davis herself took the stage, interviewed by her friend and former colleague Neferti X.M. Tadiar, now professor and chair of women’s, gender, and sexuality studies at Barnard. They talked about philosophy and politics and jazz, and the power of art to fortify and inspire and understand. “Art can produce knowledge that nothing else can approximate,” Davis said. Then Tadiar asked her about hope: “When you say we’re at the beginning, I feel like you’re already formulating a way for us to generate hope.” 

Yes, Davis answered. “Historical perspectives are important.… Sometimes we’re too short-sighted; we assume that what is happening right now is what will forever be.” Her mother, Sallye Davis, had trained her to always keep in mind other possibilities, other outcomes, other openings: “That is one of the primary articles of our movement. We have to generate hope.” 

One of the last questions of the night came from a high-school student, who asked Davis how she would define success for movements like hers and newer organizations like Black Lives Matter: “What does success look like?” “It’s a very complicated question,” Davis said. More complicated, for her, than is used to seem. Partly, she said, success is figuring out how to ask the right question in a particular moment, and partly about making new mistakes, not old ones. “I don’t think there’s an ultimate point where you could say, ‘This is freedom, we’re there.’” She paraphrased Nelson Mandela on the long walk to freedom: “Each time one thinks that one has reached the top of the mountain, there is another ahead....If someone had asked me to define freedom 50 years ago, I would’ve said, ‘We have to free the black man.’ That would have been my answer. Now it’s so much more complicated.”  

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A stalker who sent a pictures of underage girls and a photo of a coffin to an Italian footballer and his family has been jailed


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  • An Italian footballer's stalker has been jailed for more than four years.
  • Fabio Quagliarella, 36, and his family were reportedly tormented by Raffaele Piccolo after the forward's move to Napoli in 2009.
  • Piccolo, who posed as the forward's friend, tried to incriminate Quagliarella as a pedophile by sending him pictures of underage girls, according to Bleacher Report.
  • He also sent death threats, including a photo of the Italian's face nailed to a coffin, Bleacher Report says.
  • "I cried a lot. I am not embarrassed. I cried because I was suffering and because I could not understand who was doing it to me," the striker, now at Sampdoria, told Bleacher Report. "I was scared for my family."
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An Italian footballer's stalker has been jailed for four and a half years, according to the Daily Mail, Football Italia, and local reports in Capri, Italy.

Fabio Quagliarella, 36, and his family were reportedly tormented by Raffaele Piccolo after the forward's move to Napoli in 2009, according to Bleacher Report, who spoke with Quagliarella earlier this year.

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La casa en llamas en lo alto de la cumbre


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"La casa está en llamas" es un eslogan repetido por los integrantes de Friday for Future, desde que la propia Greta Thunberg lo pronunciase por vez primera. Es un aforismo potente, que condensa la urgencia a la que nos lleva el Cambio Climático. La casa está en llamas, tenemos que actuar si no queremos perderlo todo, si no queremos morir. Una idea sencilla que sintetiza la verdad simple de que ya no hay más tiempo para esperar; el tiempo de actuar es ahora.

No es por tanto casual que el último libro de Héctor Tejero y Emilio Santiago lleve el significativo título "¿Qué hacer en caso de incendio?". Se sobreentiende que en este largo ensayo (nada menos que 256 páginas) se pretende abordar, desde el punto de vista de la teoría política (campo al que pertenece esta obra), el que sin duda es el gran reto de nuestro tiempo. Sin embargo, tampoco es casual el epígrafe que lleva este libro: "Manifiesto por el Green New Deal". Es decir, no se trata de dar una perspectiva amplia de cómo abordar el desafío que nos plantea el Cambio Climático, sino que lo que se nos presenta es un manifiesto a favor del Green New Deal.

Hace semanas que llevo ese libro en mi mochila, con el objetivo de acabar de leerlo en algún momento y escribir aquí una reseña. A pesar de que tener tiempo para leer es una cosa siempre difícil con la carga de trabajo que llevo, lo he seguido llevando en mi mochila, esperando avanzar en sus páginas y en la síntesis de lo que para mi es más esencial. Lamentablemente, a estas alturas he perdido la esperanza de acabar de leer el libro y comentarlo. Aunque me sepa mal decirlo (conozco a Emilio y es una persona a la que aprecio y respeto por su trabajo), reconozco que el libro no me interesa en absoluto.

Por lo que respecta al análisis factual que realiza el libro, tomadas aisladamente estoy de acuerdo con la mayoría de las cosas que se comentan en sus páginas pero no tanto en el discurso que se va hilando, ya que, a mi entender, hay grandes omisiones que probablemente obedecen a ese deseo, explícitamente expresado en el libro, de no asustar a la gente para evitar el miedo paralizante. Y en cuanto el libro entra en el discurso político para mi pierde la mayoría del interés. En el libro se propone una estrategia de "negociación" con el statu quo y la adaptación progresiva del actual sistema capitalista, cosas las cuales, sinceramente, yo no las veo posibles. Entiendo el esfuerzo honesto de Héctor y Emilio de buscar una vía posible para salir de este atolladero, pero a estas alturas de la partida ya sabemos que el posibilismo es solo otra forma de rendición.

Huelga decir que no entiendo que se puedan escribir 256 páginas con la excusa de un texto bastante vago, vacuo y prepotente,  y mucho más corto, como fue la propuesta inicial de Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Ya discutimos en este blog el contenido de aquellas escasas 14 páginas del Green New Deal: nunca tan poco ha dado para hablar tanto. Quizá porque precisamente unos y otros aprovechan la absoluta vaciedad del texto original para exponer sus filias y fobias, para hablar de lo que ellos quieren hablar, que poco o nada tiene que ver con el espantajo al que dicen referirse. 

El libro de Héctor Tejero y Emilio Santiago ya ha recibido algunas críticas significativas justamente de gente que está lógica e ideológicamente próxima a ellos. En particular, veo muy destacable la prolija crítica de Manuel Casal Lodeiro (se ve que es mentar el Green New Deal y todo el mundo vierte ríos de tinta o de electrones), de la cual querría entresacar un párrafo que creo que sintetiza muy bien la carencia mayor que yo le veo al libro:

Página 27: "En el mismo campo que ello es verdad que el Green New Deal no nos permitirá apagar el incendio. Pero si mitigarlo, conseguir tiempo, forzar una prórroga. Mucho más de lo que ahora tenemos." El problema, aunque parezca mentira tener que decirlo, es que los incendios no se "mitigan": se apagan o no se apagan. Y ellos no hablan de que sea imposible apagarlo, sino que afirman, simplemente, que su propuesta no permitirá hacerlo. ¿Por qué no buscar, entonces, una que sí lo haga? ¿Por qué quedarnos en la"mitigación" o contención del fuego cuando sabemos que otro tipo de abordaje podría permitir su extinción? Además, como ya he señalado antes, ni siquiera explican (ni aquí ni en el resto del libro) cómo se supone que se ganará ese "tiempo" del que tanto hablan, sin abandonar el capitalismo.

Quizá a otras personas les resulte interesante ese libro; a mi, llegado a un punto, simplemente no me aporta nada. Y sin embargo éste es el planteamiento más avanzado que se está haciendo en el mundo político: no en vano el libro lo prologa Íñigo Errejón, líder del nuevo partido de izquierdas Más País. Esto es lo más que podemos esperar de los grandes partidos estatales, aquí en España.

¿Cómo hacer frente al cambio climático? Pues tal y como se nos presenta la cuestión, parece que básicamente hay dos opciones: o se ignora el problema (lo que hacen los negacionistas) o si no tenemos el Green New Deal, es decir, el pactismo con el capitalismo en el que a las malas prácticas de siempre se les da la pátina de "lo verde" para hacerlas políticamente digeribles. ¿Y qué es eso de "lo verde"? Muchas cosas que de verde tienen muy poco: más extracción de materiales, más contaminación, más consumo; y poca reparación ambiental, poca autocrítica y poca contención. Muchos productos presentados como "verdes" se elaboran con procedimientos más contaminantes que sus contrapartidas convencionales. Y no casualmente, mucho más caras.

Al ciudadano de a pie, a fuerza de repetirle los mensajes durante años, y por la mera observación directa de la realidad, ya le ha quedado claro que el mundo está cambiando. El tiempo está loco, las estaciones ya no son lo que eran, los eventos extremos parecen multiplicarse con el paso de los años... También ha llegado a la mayoría de la población el mensaje de que es la actividad humana, sobre todo la industrial, la que está provocando estas graves alteraciones. Los poderes políticos han ignorado mayoritariamente los problemas ambientales durante décadas, especialmente cuando se trataba de algunos bien localizados e identificados (¿cuántas poblaciones no han sufrido en sus carnes los efectos de la contaminación persistente del aire y del agua por parte de fábricas cercanas o de centrales térmicas?). Y sin embargo ahora, por fin, se dice que hay que hacer algo, y más incluso: se dice que hay que emprender una Transición Ecológica. Un cambio completo de la manera de producir y de consumir. Ser menos contaminante, más verde, reciclar más y mejor. Con todo eso el ciudadano común puede estar más o menos de acuerdo. Sin embargo, cuando se han empezado a tomar medidas en la práctica para implementar esa transición, lo que los ciudadanos han visto es que van a salir caras. Muy caras. Y que previsiblemente el coste no se va a repartir de manera justa. No en vano, en los documentos que hablan tanto de Transición Ecológica de manera genérica, como los que hablan de Green New Deal como plan más concreto, se suele poner el acento en que la transición ha de ser "socialmente justa". Obviamente, si se insiste en esto es porque ya se ve venir que no va ser socialmente justa, en absoluto.

La casa está en llamas, sí. Pero si miramos al suelo veremos un reguero de pólvora ardiendo. Un reguero de fuego que viene de Brasil.

A finales de este año, como cada año desde hace un cuarto de siglo, se celebrará la Cumbre de las Naciones Unidas sobre el Clima. La cumbre de este año, la COP25, debía haberse celebrado en Brasil, pero en octubre de 2018 Jair Bolsonaro ganó las elecciones presidenciales y en noviembre Brasil retiró su oferta de albergar la COP25. Alegó dificultades presupuestarias y otros problemas organizativos, pero a nadie se le ocultaba que Bolsonaro, negacionista convencido, no tenía el más mínimo interés en que precisamente la Cumbre Mundial sobre el Clima tuviera lugar en su país. Después de eso, los terribles incendios de la Amazonia este verano y en general el desprecio de su presidente a cualquier cosa que le suene a ecologismo han llevado a que Brasil no sea considerado un país fiable en cuestiones ambientales.

Y, sin embargo, dejando al margen los múltiples aspectos deleznables de la persona de Bolsonaro, Brasil ha seguido una evolución bastante lógica. Es un país muy poblado, con casi 210 millones de habitantes y con todavía altas tasas de desigualdad. La rápida subida de la producción de petróleo durante las últimas décadas hacían augurar un futuro brillante para Brasil, pero la producción tocó techo en 2017, sin haber conseguido cubrir el 100% del consumo doméstico.

Todos los escándalos de corrupción de los últimos años en Brasil tienen que ver de un modo u otro con PetroBras, la compañía de petróleos estatal. Como en tantos otros países latinoamericanos en su misma situación (México, Venezuela, Ecuador, Argentina, ...), en vez de aceptar que el país seguramente ya había rebasado su peak oil, los dedos acusadores apuntaban a que la caída de producción era debida la mala gestión (mala gestión que seguro que había, pero que también estaba ahí mientras la producción subía). Al llegar Bolsonaro al poder se producen cambios drásticos y se aprietan las tuercas en PetroBras. En mayo de este año se consigue romper el techo histórico y que Brasil produjese más de 2,7 millones de barriles diarios, para después caer estrepitosamente en junio, para luego recuperarse en julio y luego volver a caer...

En enero de 2020 podremos hacer el balance anual de 2019 y ver si la táctica de Bolsonaro ha tenido éxito, pero todo apunta a que la  producción media en 2019 podría ser del estilo o incluso inferior a la del 2018.

Como ven, Brasil está luchando para intentar mantener su producción de petróleo, para superar lo que parece el momento histórico de toda la región: la llegada de Latinoamérica en su conjunto a su peak oil regional. Bolsonaro se debe a esas clases medias, descontentas con la gestión del anterior ejecutivo, y que quieren que las lleve a la riqueza y al bienestar. ¿Creen Vds. que puede entretenerse con minucias como el clima del planeta? Si lo hiciera, además, sería hombre muerto desde el punto de vista político.

La casa está en llamas, y el reguero de pólvora ardiente nos lleva a un país cercano, Chile.

Al desistir Brasil, fue Chile la encargada de asumir la COP25. Con poco más de 17 millones de habitantes, Chile es un país bastante menos poblado e industrialmente más diversificado que Brasil. Hace un par de años tuve ocasión de pasar unos días en Chile, y durante mi breve estancia pude comprobar una cosa: para los estándares europeos de los que yo provengo, Chile es un país que profesa una gran fe en el liberalismo económico como mejor sistema para regirse socialmente. Se pretende que la intervención del estado sea mínima, y que los individuos, con su propia capacidad y trabajo, tracen su propio futuro, con las mínimas interferencias externas. Pero Chile tiene una excesiva dependencia en las exportaciones de su mineral más preciado, el cobre. A Chile le ha cogido con el paso cambiado la caída de la demanda mundial de cobre por un lado (fruto de la debilidad económica mundial) y por otro el brutal incremento de los costes de extracción del cobre (síntoma inequívoco del agotamiento de las minas y de la llegada al peak copper). Como resultado, la otrora altamente rentable industria del cobre ha reducido drásticamente sus beneficios, impactando la economía nacional. El continuado deterioro de las condiciones de vida de la mayoría ha provocado que un hecho banal como fue la subida de las tarifas del metro en Santiago de Chile haya degenerado en una revuelta de alcance nacional, que el Gobierno de Chile ha reprimido con dureza sin ser capaz de sofocar.  En estos días,  el presidente Sebastián Piñera se juega su futuro político, lo que le ha llevado a medidas desesperadas, como la de solicitar la dimisión de todo su Gobierno. Y en este contexto el propio Piñera decidió hace unos días cancelar la organización chilena de la COP25. Y de nuevo, es lógico: ¿creen Vds. que los chilenos verían con agrado que se les hable de esa futurible y quimérica economía verde a la que tenemos que transitar para "salvar el planeta", cuando tienen dificultades para llegar a finales de mes?

La casa está en llamas, y el reguero ardiente nos conduce ahora hasta España.

Ante el anuncio de Sebastián Piñera de que Chile no podría organizar la COP25, España se ofreció a hacerse cargo con un plazo muy breve de tiempo antes de que empiece la cumbre (poco más de un mes).

Con 46 millones de habitantes, España es un país con un perfil muy diferente a Brasil y a Chile. No es un gran exportador de materias primas, al contrario: es un gran importador de las mismas. Su principal manufactura son los coches, aunque su principal actividad económica se encuentra en los servicios, destacando el turismo como principal motor económico del país. Un país así, con gran cantidad de palacios de congresos y amplia experiencia en la organización de eventos, está más que preparado para hacerse cargo de la organización de un evento tan importante y en un plazo tan perentorio. Así que nadie ha cuestionado que España asuma la cumbre, y así será.

¿Es España el mejor país para acoger el COP25? En principio es un país con una paz social envidiable y un alto nivel de vida, así que todo indica que sí. Claro que si miramos un poco por debajo de la superficie, empezamos a ver muchos signos bastante preocupantes. Por un lado, tenemos la situación catalana, no tan desmadrada como hace un par de semanas pero aún lejos de estar controlada. Probablemente, para una buena parte de la opinión pública española el problema catalán solo tiene que ver con el seguidismo etnicisma, narcisista y borreguil de una gran masa manipulada por unos desaprensivos, aunque unos pocos pensamos que en realidad la deriva secesionista catalana tiene mucho que ver con la forma particular que tomará el colapso en España. Pero por el otro, hay muchos síntomas de que el español de a pie está bastante harto de ser el que paga todas las fiestas. Las crecientes restricciones a la movilidad privada, prohibiendo con carácter prácticamente inmediato el uso de coches "viejos" en Barcelona y pronto en otras ciudades, y que seguramente se acabará extendiendo a todas las carreteras, implica un gravamen extra sobre las deterioradas economías de muchas familias, máxime cuando en breve los coches se van a encarecer ostensiblemente. Numerosos colectivos, desde taxistas hasta estudiantes, pasando por jubilados, están en pie de guerra, con frecuentes manifestaciones. El futuro se ve incierto, y el panorama político no lo simplifica. Al ser los partidos políticos españoles incapaces de llegar a un acuerdo para gobernar, los españoles nos encaminamos a una repetición de elecciones generales el próximo 10 de noviembre. Para ocultar su mediocridad y la falta de ideas, tanto para proponer un acuerdo viable entre los partidos que se repartirán la representación parlamentaria como ante la crisis que todo el mundo reconoce que está al caer, los partidos políticos se han llenado la boca de... Cataluña, Cataluña y Cataluña, sin que nadie proponga nada útil para salir del atolladero catalán (tampoco los partidos catalanes que se presentan para el congreso español). En este contexto, el partido que mejor está capitalizando el descontento y el malhumor es Vox, formación esencialista para la cual lo español tiene una cualidad transcendente más importante que la democracia. Vox forma parte de eso que yo denominaba "la reacción", movimientos de nuevo cuño que intentan oponerse a la falacia del progreso por la vía quizá más radical pero no exenta de cierta razón. Por eso mismo no es de extrañar que Vox sea furibundamente negacionista del Cambio Climático, ya que intuyen la carga económica que se quiere endosar a la clase media, envuelta en el papel de celofán de la Transición Ecológica o del Green New Deal.

Ahora imaginen que tras las elecciones del 10 de noviembre los votantes le dieran la mayoría a las tres formaciones de derecha, PP, Ciudadanos y Vox, y que éstas pudieran formar gobierno. ¿Se imaginan a este gobierno, con negacionistas acérrimos en él, organizando la Cumbre Mundial del Clima?

Afortunadamente no es posible que se produzca tan forzada situación, ya que los plazos para constitución del Parlamento e investidura del nuevo Gobierno son un poco más dilatados que el tiempo que le resta al actual Gobierno en funciones, pero el mero planteamiento de esta posibilidad nos muestra cuán frágiles son nuestras seguridades. E incluso si el tripartito de derechas no gana las elecciones, lo más probable es que será dificilísimo que se consiga formar un Gobierno estable. En este contexto, y con una crisis económica en ciernes, ¿cree alguien que España tomará medidas eficaces contra el Cambio Climático? ¿Medidas que realmente lo combatan y al tiempo no depauperen a las clases trabajadoras?

La casa está en llamas, y el reguero ardiente continúa corriendo, perdiéndose en el infinito.

¿Qué otro país podría, mejor que España, hacer bandera de la lucha socialmente justa e inclusiva contra el Cambio Climático?

No será Francia, con sus chalecos amarillos que saltaron inicialmente a las calles para protestar por la subida del precio del diésel. Está claro que a esos trabajadores no les importa contaminar más o menos, sino simplemente ganarse la vida.

No será el Reino Unido del Brexit, con su larvado racismo, contra el inmigrante, contra el otro, contra ese ser irreal que en su imaginario les roba el trabajo, ese trabajo que les cuesta tanto de conseguir y que cada vez se paga peor. Hagamos el Reino Unido grande otra vez, aunque sea a costa de hacerlo moralmente pequeño.

No será Italia, donde más gente de la que nos gustaría aplaude a un ministro que deja intencionalmente que personas se ahoguen en el mar; Italia está llena, Italia para los Italianos.

No será, me temo, ningún otro país de Europa, todos ellos apremiados por mil urgencias, en muchos de ellos con movimientos reaccionarios subiendo, si no están ya en el Gobierno.

Tampoco será EE.UU., por razones obvias. Ni Canadá, con su Primer Ministro que cínicamente apuesta por producir los combustibles más sucios del planeta.

No será Latinoamérica, donde ningún país se libra actualmente de las tenazas cada vez más cerradas de la crisis que aquí se describe como futura y allá es bien presente.

No será China, fábrica sucísima del mundo. No será Japón, agobiado desde hace más de 20 años por volver a la senda del crecimiento. Ni ningún otro país de Asia.

No sera Australia, gran productor, y a mucha honra, de carbón. Ni la Indonesia completamente volcada en la destrucción de bosques tropicales para cultivar palma. Ni el resto de Oceanía, por acción o por omisión.

No será Níger, Nigeria, Sudán del Sur, Argelia, Libia o Egipto, cada uno sufriendo una fase diferente de la maldición de los recursos. Ni será el resto de la sufrida África.

Solo nos queda la Antártida. Pero tampoco será allí.

La casa está en llamas, pero si miramos bien, está recorrida por infinidad de regueros en llamas. Y lo que se quema en ellos, en realidad, no es pólvora, sino personas. Personas que se queman, que malviven y sufren para mantener un sistema disfuncional que les está abrasando, simplemente porque no conocen ningún otro, porque no se les muestra ningún otro, solo variantes del mismo en las que lo único que puedes escoger es arder a la llama o a la brasa.

La casa está en llamas, sí. Pero si queremos apagar ese incendio, lo primero que tendríamos que hacer es apagar esos regueros de personas que arden, que son el combustible que mantiene vivas esas llamas que queman la casa.



Oil spill threatens vast areas of mangroves and coral reefs in Brazil


Pollution stretches across 2,400km of coastline, with scientists fearing contamination of food chain

Hundreds of kilometres of mangroves and coral reefs, as well as humpback whale breeding grounds, are under threat from an oil spill that has polluted more than 2,400km of Brazil’s north-eastern coast in the last two months.

The Brazilian Navy, which has deployed 8,500 personnel, 30 ships and 17 aircraft in the cleanup operation, said this week that 4,200 tonnes of oil have been removed from beaches, amid fears by scientists that some has already entered the food chain.

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