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Un convoi d’une société minière canadienne attaqué au Burkina Faso, «plusieurs morts et blessés»

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Plusieurs personnes ont trouvé la mort et d’autres ont été blessées dans l'attaque d'un convoi de la société minière canadienne SEMAFO, au Burkina Faso, a confirmé la compagnie. Selon Reuters, se référant aux autorités locales, il s'agit d'au moins 37 morts et plus de 60 blessés parmi les civils.
          

EEUU Noticias: EEUU: Saudíes reclutaron a empleados de Twitter para espiar

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Por Linda Carroll (Reuters Health) - Las afirmaciones de la Casa Blanca contra los inmigrantes están afectando a los latinos de Estados Unidos, sin importar si son ciudadanos o indocumentados, de acuerdo con un nuevo estudio.


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EEUU Noticias: La retórica contra los inmigrantes pondría en riesgo la salud de los latinos en EEUU

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Por Linda Carroll (Reuters Health) - Las afirmaciones de la Casa Blanca contra los inmigrantes están afectando a los latinos de Estados Unidos, sin importar si son ciudadanos o indocumentados, de acuerdo con un nuevo estudio.


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Indonesia protests: Land bill at center of unrest

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  In late September, international news outlets caught flak for their coverage of Indonesia’s largest mass protests since the 1998 uprising that led to the fall of the dictator Suharto. Headlines published by the BBC, CNN, Reuters and other foreign media implied the demonstrations, involving tens of thousands of people in major cities across the […]

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Australia reportedly wants to grill Facebook about its ‘cryptocurrency’ plans

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Facebook may have to divulge further details about its plans after failing to lessen regulatory concerns in Australia. According to Reuters, an Australian newspaper says that eight of the country’s regulators have agreed to use their formal powers to press Facebook for answers as it readies to…
          

US stocks close higher on energy, tech gains

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New York: Gains in energy and technology stocks helped Wall Street's three main indexes close higher.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 114.75 points, or 0.42 per cent, to 27,462.11 on Monday. The S&P 500 rallied 11.36 points, or 0.37 per cent, to 3,078.27. The Nasdaq Composite Index was up 46.80 points, or 0.56 per cent, to 8,433.20, Xinhua reported.

Seven of the 11 primary S&P 500 sectors traded higher around market close, with the energy sector up 3.15 per cent, leading the winners.

The majority of the 30 blue-chip stocks in the Dow extended gains around the closing bell, with shares of Chevron and Walgreens Boots Alliance up nearly 4.61 per cent and 3.96 per cent, respectively, leading the gainers.

Shares of widely-watched trade sensitive 3M and Intel also advanced over 2.83 per cent and around 1.95 per cent, respectively.

Shares of Under Armor slumped 18.92 per cent, after the athletic apparel brand slashed its full-year revenue guidance.

On the economic front, US factory goods orders retreated 0.6 per cent in September, following an 0.1-per cent drop in August, the Census Bureau said Monday.

The reading came worse than an estimated 0.5-per cent fall by economists polled by Reuters and an expected 0.4-per cent decrease by a MarketWatch survey.

Wall Street had a massive rally on Friday with the 30-stock index closing up 301.13 points to 27,347.36, fueled by better-than-anticipated jobs data.

US employers added 128,000 jobs in October, the US Bureau of Labor Statistics reported on Friday. The reading topped the 75,000 forecast of economists surveyed by MarketWatch.


          

Warrior pose: Sierra Leone's soldiers heal trauma with yoga

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Other: Sanitation Assistant, PRN - Miami, Florida

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Description SHIFT: PRN SCHEDULE: PRN/Per Diem Sanitation Assistant, PRN (FTE .001) Kendall Regional Medical Center Miami, FL--Facility Description: Kendall Regional Medical Center is a 417-bed, full-service hospital providing 24-hour comprehensive medical, trauma, burn, surgical, behavioral health and diagnostic services, along with a wide range of patient and community services. Kendall Regional Medical Center has been honored by being nationally recognized with many prestigious awards and accolades, including: Thomson Reuters 100 Top Hospitals, a HealthGrades Distinguished Hospital (Top 5%) for Clinical Excellence, The Joint Commission Certification as a Primary Stroke Center, accredited Chest Pain Center with PCI, and most recently, by the Joint Commission as a ---Top Performer--- on key quality measures. Isn't it time you were offered a competitive salary and an exceptional benefits package that complements your lifestyle? Join the team at Kendall Regional Medical Center. Our award-winning hospital fosters an atmosphere that constantly rewards our nurses and clinical professionals for their commitment, while encouraging them to maintain a healthy lifestyle outside of work! Kendall Regional Medical Center is a member of the nation---s leading provider of healthcare services, Hospital Corporation of America. HCA Ranks on Fortune---s list of Most Admired Companies for three consecutive years. In addition, HCA has also been named one of Ethisphere---s World---s Most Ethical Companies for four consecutive years. Join our tradition of excellence!--Job Description:--The Food and Nutrition Services Worker performs a variety of tasks that facilitate the provision of food services and nutrition support to patients, employees and visitors. These duties include: Performs routine duties related to preparation and serving of food. Prepares food for cooking by washing, peeling, shredding, slicing, and mixing various food items. Operates dishwasher or assists with washing/sterilizing dishes, glassware, silverware, utensils, pots, pans, etc. Cleans kitchen work areas, collects and disposes of garbage. May assist with food stocking. Serves food in-- cafeteria for visitors and staff and in patients room following dietary, sanitary and safety guidelines.-- Clears patients' dirty trays and works in dish room when needed. Works on patient tray assembly line following menu directives for determining food items for each tray. Delivers food trays to patient areas. Follows Standard Precautions using personal protective equipment as required.Qualifications Job qualifications : High school diploma or GED preferred 6 months food service experience preferred, previous-- experience in hospital food services preferred.Keywords:-- Sanitation Assistant, Dietary, Dietary Sanitation Assistant, Food and Nutrician Services Worker, Food Service, Hospital Food Service Company Description: HCA Healthcare is a collaborative healthcare network, driven by physicians, nurses and colleagues helping each other champion the practice of medicine to give people a healthier tomorrow. With a comprehensive network of more than 270,000 people across approximately 1,800 care facilities, our scale enables us to deliver great outcomes for our patients, provide superior nursing care and be a preferred place for physicians to practice medicine. We never stop in our pursuit of insights and care advances based on the knowledge and data we gain from approximately 30 million patient encounters a year. Every day, we raise the bar to improve the way healthcare is delivered, not just in our facilities, but everywhere. We---re committed to improving more lives in more ways, and above all else, we are committed to the care and improvement of human life. ()
          

Healthcare: Unit Lead (RN) Med Surg - Miami, Florida

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Description SHIFT: Nights (rotating weekends) SCHEDULE: Full-time Unit Lead Registered Nurse Medical Surgical Full time night shift 0.9 Kendall Regional Medical Center Miami, FL Facility Description: Kendall Regional Medical Center is a 417-bed, full-service hospital providing 24-hour comprehensive medical, trauma, burn, surgical, behavioral health and diagnostic services, along with a wide range of patient and community services. Kendall Regional Medical Center has been nationally recognized with many prestigious awards and accolades, including: Thomson Reuters 100 Top Hospitals, a HealthGrades Distinguished Hospital (Top 5%) for Clinical Excellence, The Joint Commission Certification as a Primary Stroke Center, accredited Chest Pain Center with PCI, and most recently, by the Joint Commission as a "Top Performer" on key quality measures. Kendall Regional Medical Center is a member of the nation's leading provider of healthcare services, Hospital Corporation of America. Historically HCA has been named one of Ethisphere's World's Most Ethical Companies. Join our tradition of excellence! Benefits: We offer you an excellent total compensation package, including competitive salary, excellent benefit package and growth opportunities. We believe in our team and your ability to do excellent work with us. Your benefits include 401k, PTO, medical, dental, flex spending, life, disability, tuition reimbursement, employee discount program, and employee stock purchase program. Qualifications Qualifications: Licensed Registered Nurse in the state of Florida or Recognized Compact Licensure (subject to Florida State Licensing Requirements, including/not limited to ongoing eligibility and duration provisions). Current ACLS Certification. Current BLS Certification. 1-3 years of acute care experience Ability to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing. Additional languages preferred. Basic computer knowledge. Description: Provides professional nursing care within the Med Surgical Department; coordinates care planning with other disciplines. Provides care that meets the psychosocial, physical and general aspects of care. Notice Our Company's recruiters are here to help unlock the next possibility within your career and we take your candidate experience very seriously. During the recruitment process, no recruiter or employee will request financial or personal information (Social Security Number, credit card or bank information, etc.) from you via email. The recruiters will not email you from a public webmail client like Gmail or Yahoo Mail. If you feel suspicious of a job posting or job-related email, contact us at privacy@hcahealthcare.com ()
          

California probing Facebook, demands subpoenaed documents

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California is investigating Facebook Inc's disclosure of user data to Cambridge Analytica and other partners. Zachary Goelman reports.

          

Prosecutors: Trump advisor Stone 'straight up lied'

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The prosecution in the trial of Roger Stone on Wednesday painted President Donald Trump’s longtime adviser as a liar in a criminal case stemming from former Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s probe that detailed Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. election. Tamara Lindstrom reports.

          

Stocks need a new catalyst to rally - Ladenburg Thalman CEO

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With corporate profits in decline, economic fears easing and the fallout from the U.S.-China trade war still looming, Ladenburg Thalman Asset Management CEO Phil Blancato says he's neutral on stocks until there is a new catalyst to drive action. Conway G. Gittens reports.

          

UK PM's election campaign gets off to rocky start

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Boris Johnson launched his election campaign focused on Brexit, but a minister's resignation, a lawmaker's insensitive remarks about the Grenfell fire and a fake news embarrassment made for a rocky start. Lucy Fielder reports.

          

Turkey captures Baghdadi's wife in Syria

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Turkey has captured a wife of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday, more than a week after the former Islamic State leader killed himself during a raid by U.S. special forces. Emily Wither reports.

          

Boeing to invest $1 billion in safety drive - sources

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Boeing is planning an initial investment of around $1 billion into industry-wide pilot development as part of a long-term initiative to reduce risks like those faced by the crew in two 737 MAX crashes, people familiar with the matter said. Tamara Lindstrom reports.

          

Breakingviews TV: Walgreens LBO

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A suggestion of taking the pharmacy chain private, reported by Reuters, could produce a record $87 billion deal – a major stretch even for today’s capital-rich buyout firms. Still, boss Stefano Pessina has pulled off audacious financial feats before. Robert Cyran explains.

          

Public hearings in impeachment inquiry start next week: Schiff

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Democratic Representative Adam Schiff told reporters on Capitol Hill on Wednesday that open hearings will begin next week with William Taylor, the top U.S. diplomat in Ukraine, and Deputy Assistant Secretary of State George Kent will testify on Nov. 13, while former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch will appear on Nov. 15.

          

Escape Soviet East Berlin in VR

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A new YouTube show and virtual reality experience transports people to the streets of Berlin to relive the sudden construction of the hated wall in 1961 and its toppling 30 years ago this week. Francesca Lynagh reports.

          

IMF cuts euro zone forecasts, as Germany slows

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Growth in the euro zone and its biggest economy, Germany, is set to slow more than expected, according to the IMF. David Pollard reports.

          

In South Africa, Sistaaz are doing trans rights for themselves

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From a network of blankets strung together under a bridge in Cape Town, a group of homeless, transgender sex workers are fighting for equality. Lucy Fielder reports.

          

Russia begins release of remaining captive whales

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An operation to release the remaining group of 50 beluga whales whose detention in Russia's Far East has caused an international outcry began on Tuesday.

          

Why Adidas might blame Kanye West for a stumble

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Adidas' sales growth has slowed, and the German sportswear giant says one reason is a weaker performance by Yeezy shoes designed for it by Kanye West. Julian Satterthwaite reports.

          

Doubts and death in Darfur, as PM promises brighter future

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Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok has visited Darfur, promising to settle a near 17-year-old conflict. But displaced people in the war-torn region says they've heard it all before. David Doyle reports.

          

Abandoned puppy revealed to be endangered dingo

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A DNA test has revealed that a stray dog found in the garden of an Australian east coast home is a rare purebred dingo, rather than an abandoned puppy as rescuers first thought. Emer McCarthy reports.

          

Back us and 'leave the EU as one UK': Johnson

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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson urged voters to back his Conservatives in a Dec. 12 election or face the "horror show" of two referendums next year if Labour's Jeremy Corbyn was elected.

          

Tourists stabbed in Jordanian city near Roman ruins

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Jordan's minister of health said three Mexicans and one Swiss tourist were wounded along with four Jordanians when a man went on a stabbing rampage in Jersah city, a major tourist destination near ancient Roman ruins. Emily Spychal reports.

          

Tension at Norway's icy border with Russia as military presence increases

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Under a soft winter sun in northern Norway, U.S. Marines in camouflaged combat jackets and white trousers train in the ice and snow as they learn how to fight in the freezing cold. A few hundred kilometres away, Russia is modernising its forces on the Kola Peninsula. Francesca Lynagh reports.

          

Inside Nigeria's reformatory schools

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Several raids of Islamic reformatory schools in northern Nigeria have revealed the horrific abuse being suffered by students at some institutions in northern Nigeria. Lauren Anthony reports.

          

15 dead in southern Thailand's worst attack in years

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Suspected separatist insurgents stormed a security checkpoint in Thailand's Muslim-majority south and killed at least 15 people, including a police officer and many village defense volunteers, security officials said on Wednesday. Lauren Anthony reports.

          

Earnings, data fail to lift share-market mood

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European shares took a breather on Wednesday after closing at a four-year peak in the previous session, as a mixed bag of earnings reports and weak services sector data from the euro zone weighed on sentiment. David Pollard reports.

          

SoftBank's Son humbled by WeWork debacle

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SoftBank plunged to its first quarterly loss in 14 years Wednesday after valuations tumbled for some of its top tech bets, not least WeWork. Julian Satterthwaite reports.

          

Scarlett Johansson talks Oscar buzz at 'Marriage Story' premiere in Los Angeles

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Stars brought Hollywood glamour to the Los Angeles premiere of "Marriage Story", an emotional tale of a relationship falling apart.

          

Live fire used to disperse Baghdad protesters

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Iraqi security forces opened fire on Wednesday to disperse protesters gathered on a bridge in central Baghdad, shooting live bullets in the air, a Reuters witness said. There appeared to be no casualties.

          

Could this watch help us beat smartphone addiction?

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Meet the Indonesian university students helping to beat smartphone addiction - with a watch. Emer McCarthy reports.

          

Street beats: the ball that holds a digital drum kit

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Two London entrepreneurs have created a music-making bouncy ball they say is like "a drum machine crammed in a ball".

          

Late pop star George Michael back in the spotlight with new song

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"Last Christmas", an upcoming romantic comedy, was inspired by British singer George Michael's solo songs and hits from his Wham! days and features a new track he recorded in his last studio sessions before his 2016 death. Emer McCarthy reports.

          

The World in Pictures

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Some of the best images of the day taken by Reuters photographers across the globe and selected by our editors.

          

Mexico vows justice for U.S. family

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Mexico's foreign minister has said the country is seeking justice for the nine American women and children killed in an ambush. Michelle Hennessy reports.

          

Republican Reeves scores victory in Mississippi

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Republican gubernatorial candidate Tate Reeves has defeated Democratic candidate Jim Hood in a Tuesday (October 5) race for the state governor's seat.

          

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

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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 […]
          

Very happy with happy drains they answered the

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Very happy with happy drains! they answered the phone promptly and were efficient about organising a workman to come within a few hours he was very courteous and helpful and got the job done.”. Holland, ohio (reuters) - “joe the plumber,” the ohio workingman who came to symbolize u.s taxpayer frustration in the 2008 presidential election, is still angry and.
          

يوم رابع للعصيان في العراق… إغلاق مقار نفطية وتخوّف من "مذبحة"

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أصيب نحو 25 متظاهراً بحالات اختناق، في 6 تشرين الثاني/نوفمبر، خلال محاولات الأمن العراقي تفرقة المحتجين بعيداً عن جسري الأحرار والشهداء في العاصمة بغداد، وسط مخاوف من الإعداد لـ"مذبحة" بعد قطع الإنترنت عن البلاد.

وفتحت السلطات جسر باب المعظم قبالة مدينة الطب، وسط بغداد، بالقوة بعد اعتقال مجموعة من المتظاهرين.

وفي اليوم الرابع للعصيان المدني، استمر إغلاق الدوائر الحكومية والمدارس في مدن الناصرية والكوت والحلة والنجف والديوانية، بحسب وكالة "فرانس برس".

واضطرت السلطات العراقية إلى إغلاق مبنى البنك المركزي العراقي في شارع الرشيد ومبنى مصرف الرافدين القريب، وسط أنباء عن إغلاق المتظاهرين للشارع المهم.

واتهم عراقيون عبر مواقع التواصل الاجتماعي الأمن بقتل اثنين من موظفي البنك المركزي خلال محاولة إبعاد المتظاهرين عن محيطه.

وأبرزت المفوضية العليا لحقوق الإنسان في العراق عدم رصد أي حالة تحرش برغم مشاركة آلاف النساء في التظاهرات منذ بدايتها، وعزت ذلك إلى "انشغال الرجال والنساء على السواء بهموم الوطن".

وبسبب الأوضاع الأمنية، خاطب الاتحاد الدولي لكرة القدم الاتحاد العراقي لاختيار أرض محايدة بدلاً من البصرة، لمباراتي منتخب البلاد هذا الشهر ضمن تصفيات مونديال قطر وكأس آسيا 2023.

وكان قائد عمليات بغداد قيس المحمداوي قد أعلن، مساء 5 تشرين الثاني/نوفمبر، رفع حظر التجول في العاصمة بشكل نهائي.

"التهديد النفطي"

بعد يومين على تحذير رئيس الوزراء العراقي عادل عبد المهدي من خطورة استمرار الاحتجاجات على "الإمدادات النفطية"، وفي تحدٍ له، على ما يبدو، عمد متظاهرون، صباح 6 تشرين الثاني/نوفمبر، إلى الاعتصام أمام شركة نفط ذي قار، مانعين موظفيها من الدخول.

إصابة نحو 25 متظاهراً بحالات اختناق خلال محاولات الأمن العراقي تفرقة المحتجين بعيداً عن جسري الأحرار والشهداء في بغداد، وسط مخاوف من قطع الإنترنت عن البلاد... العصيان المدني مستمر
في ظل استمرار العصيان المدني وتعمد المتظاهرين قطع طرق حيوية وجسور ومقار نفطية للضغط على الحكومة... ناشطون عراقيون يطلقون "نداء استغاثة"، معربين عن خشيتهم من "مذبحة"

كذلك أغلق متظاهرون مصفى الشنافية النفطي في محافظة الديوانية فيما لا يزال ميناء أم قصر، أحد المنافذ الرئيسية لاستيراد المواد الغذائية والأدوية للبلاد، مغلقاً من قبل المتظاهرين في البصرة.

قطع الإنترنت و"المذبحة"

عادت خدمة الإنترنت دقائق قليلة قبل قطعها بشكل تام. وكانت مبعوثة الأمم المتحدة في العراق جينين هينس بلاسخارت، قد انتقدت، في 5 تشرين الثاني/نوفمبر، "الإغلاق غير المعلن للإنترنت ووسائل التواصل الاجتماعي"، مشددةً على أنه "اعتداء على حرية التعبير".

ويخشى الناشطون والمحتجون العراقيون أن يكون قطع الإنترنت مؤشراً إلى نية السلطات "إراقة المزيد من الدماء وتصعيد العنف"، كما جرى خلال الموجة الأولى من الاحتجاجات التي انطلقت مطلع الشهر الماضي.

وأطلق ناشطون وصحافيون "نداء استغاثة" حذروا فيه من "التجهيز لمذبحة تزهق أرواح المتظاهرين ورجال الشرطة المتعاطفين معهم". 

أمريكا تدين القتل والخطف

وفي بيان، دانت السفارة الأمريكية في بغداد العنف الذي تتعامل به قوات الأمن مع المحتجين العزل، وحثت القيادات الرسمية في البلاد على "التفاعل العاجل وبجدية" مع المتظاهرين، وعلى أن يكون العراقيون أحراراً لاتخاذ قراراتهم الخاصة بشأن مستقبل بلدهم.

وغرد وزير الخارجية الأمريكي مايك بومبيو معرباً عن دعمه حق الشعبين اللبناني والعراقي في استعادة بلديهما من التدخلات الإيرانية. 

جاء ذلك، بعدما قتلت قوات الأمن العراقي 13 محتجاً بالرصاص في 5 تشرين الثاني/نوفمبر، أثناء محاولاتها تفرقة محتجين على جسر الشهداء في بغداد، كما فرقت بالقوة اعتصاماً في مدينة البصرة الجنوبية.

لجنة محايدة بمشاركة أممية

وكشف النائب عن كتلة "صادقون" في البرلمان العراقي عبد الأمير تعيبان الدبي، في 6 تشرين الثاني/نوفمبر، عن توجه لدى الحكومة والبرلمان العراقيين لتشكيل "لجنة محايدة" للتفاوض مع المتظاهرين وتلبية مطالبهم كاملة، خدمية كانت أو دستورية.ولفت النائب العراقي إلى احتمال إشراك الأمم المتحدة في هذه اللجنة.

"إيران ليست راضية عن صالح"

في كلمته أثناء جلسة لمجلس الوزراء العراقي، في 5 تشرين الثاني/نوفمبر، قال عبد المهدي: "التظاهرات قادت إلى الدفع باتجاه قبول مشاريع كانت موجودة لكن موضوعة على الرف"، مبيّناً أنه يجب "استثمار خروج شعبنا، وهذا الغضب وهذا الصوت لتحقيق مطالبه".

واعتبر أن الحلول المطروحة حتى الآن غير كافية، لا سيما إجراء انتخابات نيابية مبكرة التي طرحها الرئيس العراقي برهم صالح، وهذا ما عُدّ مؤشراً إلى وجود "قطيعة" بين الرئيس العراقي ورئيس وزرائه.

وأكد مسؤول عراقي ذلك لوكالة "فرانس برس"، موضحاً أن عبد المهدي يشعر أن صالح تخلى عنه. ونقل المسؤول نفسه عن مصادر عراقية مطلعة أن إيران ليست راضية عن دور الرئيس صالح في الأزمة الحالية.


          

الحرب المتجمدة في مصر (2)

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هناك لحظات مدوية: انظروا إليَّ، افهموني. طالبة يطردها أستاذ جامعي من قاعة الدراسة تصيح: "هورِّيك" ويرد الأستاذ بسوقية "مينفعش توريني هنا قدام الطلبة". يضحك الطلاب. شرٌّ محكم! في مصر التي يمثلها هذا الأستاذ، تعلن السوقية عن نفسها بوقاحة. نجح النظام في أن ينشر نظرته لمن هم خارجه كـ"أغيار" بين الجموع. يتم القضاء عمداً على المشاعر الإنسانية الفطرية باحترام الآخرين والتعاطف معهم في سبيل ضمان القضاء على أي تفاهمات يمكن أن تتشكل من خلالها مقاومة محتملة لسيطرة هذا النظام. ليست هناك علامة دالة على النجاح الساحق للقمع أكثر من أن يصل المجتمع لنقطة لا تحتاج فيها السلطة لأن تتدخل من أعلى لحكمه والهيمنة عليه، بل يقوم أفراد وقطاعات بممارسة تلك الهيمنة بالنيابة عن النظام في أوساط مواطنيهم. هذه هي النسخة الأحدث من الحرب المتجمدة في مصر.

عقب مذبحة رابعة، أصبح انقسام مصر إلى ثلاث جبهات أكثر وضوحاً. على جانب لدينا "السيساويون" (مؤيدو السيسي) الذين حازوا السلطة والقوة والوحشية. على جانب آخر، المعسكر الإسلامي، وهو بين قتيل وسجين ومطرود وهارب إلى دول أقل قسوة. وأخيراً لدينا العلمانيون الواقفون مصدومين من دولة ينغلق عليها باب تَشَكَّل من خليط قبيح من الفاشية والشمولية. في وجود جانب يكشر عن أنيابه، وآخر ملقى في السجون أو هارب، وثالث تجمد على وضع الصمت الذليل، لا أحد يضع المكابح في طريق العربة المسرعة نحو الهاوية.

في عام 2012، فاز مرسي بمقعد الرئاسة بنسبة 51.7% من الأصوات. كان تعداد المصريين قد تجاوز التسعين مليوناً في ذاك الوقت، وعدد جدير بالاعتبار قرر التصويت لمرشح الإخوان المسلمين. لذا، فعندما – بعد سنة واحدة أو يزيد قليلاً- دعا الحاكم الفعلي للبلاد عبد الفتاح السيسي جماعة الإخوان المسلمين بـ"الجماعة الإرهابية"، ثم إعلانها رسمياً "منظمة إرهابية" قبل نهاية ذلك العام، وَصمَت مصر أربعين مليوناً من مواطنيها (من صوتوا لمرسي) بأنهم إرهابيون.

كيف يمكن التحرك في سبيل بناء أمة وتحقيق الأمن وخوض الحوار في ظل هذه البنية؟ مع وصف نصف الأمة بأنهم أعداء، وجد المعسكران الآخران نفسيهما في مفترق طرق. ففي أي مبنى سكني يمكن أن يكون جارك قبطياً أو عضواً بجماعة الإخوان المسلمين ينتظر الاعتقال. أما السيساويون والعلمانيون فهم إما يجرؤون على التأييد أو يغرقون في الصمت.

"هل ترغب في الكشف عن الفساد؟ أهلا بك في الزنزانة، هناك متسع للجميع في سجون السيسي حيث سيتم انتهاكك جسدياً حتى لو كنت بحجم ومنصب هشام جنينة الرئيس السابق لأهم جهاز رقابي في مصر"
"لو أنك شاركت في الثورة، أو كنت من صناع الرأي أو مُتَبنّياً محتملاً لمبادئ التغيير، فهناك زنزانة جديدة في سجون السيسي مُعدّةً لاستقبالك: 19 سجناً جديداً تم إنشاءها في مصر وهناك المزيد قيد الإنشاء"

قبل أيام من مذبحة رابعة، زارت تلك الحرب المتجمدة عائلتي. في القاهرة، في شقة كثيرًا ما ترطبها نسائم النيل، في وقت مبكر من أغسطس 2013، اتجهت المناقشة بشكل منطقي إلى اعتصام ميدان رابعة العدوية. كان أقاربي، ومنهم المحامي والمهندس ورجل الأعمال وموظف بمجال مبيعات العقارات وربة منزل، جميعهم يؤيدون الثورة الوحيدة التي عرفتها مصر: 2011، كانوا يتناقشون في الشرفة، وينفثون دخان عدد لا يحصى من السجائر، وأنا معهم. سريعًا ما توصل هؤلاء الواقفون في الشرفة - بخلاف كاتب هذه السطور- إلى أنه يجب فض الاعتصام.

أحدهم ذهب إلى حد اقتراح "خليهم يفرموهم بالدبابات". وفهمت بوضوح: هذه الدولة لم تعد على حافة الهاوية، بل إنها تسقط سقوطاً حراً وهي تظن أنها تصعد وتنجو. انقبض قلبي عندما قال الشخص نفسه: "ممكن نقبل لحد 20 ألف قتيل. دا اعتصام غير شرعي". المذهل أن أحداً لم يعترض على هذا الطرح الإجرامي. هذا الرجل هو أحد أفراد عائلتي، وهذا ما جعل الأمر أكثر فظاعة.

هذا المشهد كان تمهيداً لما هو أسوأ.

خلال الأشهر التالية، شرخ هذا الانقسام الكثير من البيوت المصرية. قابلت العديد من النشطاء والمواطنين العاديين والمفكرين الذين تحدثوا عن مناقشات باردة وجافة خاضوها مع آبائهم وأخواتهم. السيسي على رأس مائدة المعسكر الأول، حَقَن المعادلة بالدماء. ما إن تعكر الدماءُ الجسدَ السياسي حتى يتمزق المجتمع. لا عودة إلى الوراء بعد قتل 1000 مصري خلال 8 ساعات. العديد من العلمانيين صرخوا أنها مقتلة دموية، ولكن هناك أعداداً أكبر من الكتاب والممثلين والمفكرين ظلوا على صمتهم. عندما واجهت ذلك الكاتب الشهير وجادلته في تأييده قرارات القتل لمجرد أنها صادرة عن الجيش، استخدم خاصية البلوك ليوقف النقاش. هذا البتر للحوار، هذا المنهج الذي يمكن تلخيصه في "لا أرى، لا أسمع، لا أتكلم"، يكلف مصر الكثير.

لو أنك شاركت في الثورة، أو كنت من صناع الرأي أو مُتَبنّياً محتملاً لمبادئ التغيير، فهناك زنزانة جديدة في سجون السيسي مُعدّةً لاستقبالك. بحلول عام 2016، كانت مصر قد شهدت بناء 19 سجناً جديداً، وهناك المزيد قيد الإنشاء. وأخذ النظام الحاكم على عاتقه مهمة ملئها بالأصوات الثورية المهمة مثل علاء عبد الفتاح وشادي أبو غزالة وأحمد دومة ومحمد أكسجين، وأخيراً انضمت إليهم إسراء عبد الفتاح والمحامية ماهينور المصري. كل سياسي جَرؤَ على التذمر وجد نفسه في ظلام الزنازين: سامي عنان وعبد المنعم أبو الفتوح اللذان كانا مرشحين رئاسيين، وانضم حازم عبد العظيم إلى الثوار خلف القضبان. هل تؤمن بالتغيير الديمقراطي؟ الاعتقال ينتظرك: زياد العليمي وكيل مؤسسي الحزب المصري الديمقراطي الاجتماعي سابقاً – كم هو مضحك ومثير للأسى اعتقاله وهو يحمل هذا اللقب- وحسام مؤنس وهشام فؤاد اعتُقلا بتهمة ارتكاب جريمة تشكيل تحالف ليبرالي يساري تحت اسم – ويا للسخرية- "الأمل"، يهدف للتنافس على مقاعد المجلس النيابي في الانتخابات المقبلة. لقد اعتقل السيسي الأملَ حرفياً.

هل ترغب في الكشف عن الفساد؟ أهلا بك في الزنزانة، هناك متسع للجميع في سجون السيسي حيث سيتم انتهاكك جسدياً حتى لو كنت بحجم ومنصب هشام جنينة الرئيس السابق لأهم جهاز رقابي في مصر.

من أساليب الاحتلال المعروفة كانت هناك دوماً خطة "فرِّق تسُد". الاحتلال الداخلي يستخدم هذا التكتيك، ويضيف إليه بهارات الاعتقال والقتل خارج نطاق القانون والرغبة الجنونية في السيطرة على الرأي العام.

ولكن الحصيلة النهائية المطلوبة هي الحفاظ على وضع الانقسام بين المصريين في ثلاثة معسكرات: السيساويين والإسلاميين والعلمانيين. لقد شهدنا خلال التظاهرات المفاجئة في 20 أيلول/ سبتمبر، أنه حتى الانخراط المخلص في معسكر تأييد السيسي لا يقيك شر الزنزانة، ويشهد بذلك حبس صحافي بعد ساعات قليلة من كتابته منشوراً على فيسبوك يهاجم فيه الدعوة للتظاهر ويعلن تأييده المطلق للسيسي.

لكن سواء كان الحبس احتياطياً أو بقرار قضائي، فإن الاحتجاز والقمع يمكنهما أن يفلحا في إسكات الناس بعض الوقت. فمع كون القبضة الحديدية تلْكمُ أحشاء المنتمين للمعسكرات الثلاثة - وإن كان ذلك بدرجات مختلفة – فإلى أي مدى قد يطول انتظارنا للانفجار المحتوم؟

شعاع الأمل الضئيل الذي أفسحت له الانتفاضة المصغَّرة في 20 أيلول/ سبتمبر، أشعل شيئاً في النفوس. كتب هذا المحلل على تويتر منذراً بلاعب جديد، "الجوكر المصري"، الذي تحدث عما أسماه بـ"السباع الجُدد" معلناً برنامجاً غير محدد الملامح للتدريب البدني والعقلي للدفاع عن البلاد ضد المخاطر. دعوته لبناء تلك الخلايا التنظيمية العنقودية جذبت أكثر من 80 ألف مهتم، هذه صيحة رقمية عالية في سبيل التغيير. سواء كانت صحيحة أم خاطئة، ويحمل لها أفقها نجاحاً أم فشلاً مدوياً، فإن أعضاء هذه "اللاحركة المنظمة" يبدو كأنهم يزدادون -على الأقل- عبر السوشيال ميديا، مهددين أدوات ممارسي القمع في الدول البوليسية مثل مصر. أعلنت تلك "اللاحركة" يوم أمس الثلاثاء يومًا لتنظيم أول تدريباتها العملية في الشارع المصري.

هناك مجموعات أخرى في الكواليس تحاول تنظيم نفسها، لكنها لا تحدث أي ضجيج. فلسنوات، تم تجفيف مصر تمامًا من أي حركة أو تنظيم سياسي. جميع الكوادر ذات الخبرة تشرذمت. وبرغم ذلك، وعد محمد علي هذا الأسبوع بمفاجأة ستخط كلمة النهاية لحكم السيسي خلال أسبوعين أو ثلاثة. النائب البرلماني أحمد الطنطاوي المحسوب على المعارضة، أعلن خطة إصلاحية من 12 بنداً للخروج من المأزق القائم، على الأقل لم تعد المياه راكدة كما كانت.

سيُهدم السد بلا معجزات. المواجهة ليست هدفاً في ذاتها، التغيير هو الهدف، وتحديداً التغيير الهيكلي. الحوار بين المعارضين والنشطاء والمفكرين يصل عادة إلى نتيجة محورية: "ليس بوسعنا أن نكرر أخطاء الماضي". لقد انتهت سذاجة الماضي ومثاليته وحلت محلهما واقعية متشائمة قاتلة. معارض بارز قال لرصيف 22: "هذه المرة قد تتسبب ثورة بمقتل 50 ألف إنسان".

الحقيقة يمكن أن تفوق الأعداد هذا الرقم. لقد أظهر السيسي تعطشاً للدماء، وربط بقاءه ووجوده بالقيادات العليا للجيش. بهذا، وبينما يغدق على تلك الطبقة بما لا يحصى من الأموال والقصور، يقامر السيسي على أن الأسلحة لن تستدير صوب صدره، بل صوب الناس عندما تحين ساعة الحساب.

مصر مقسمة منذ سنوات. ومن دون اعتراف بأهمية التحالف التكتيكي بين هؤلاء الذين لا يثقون بالسيسي، فإن المؤسسة العسكرية والبيروقراطية النفعية الفاسدة ستستمران في حكم البلد لسنوات.

ولكن إذا ذاب جليد تلك الحرب الكامنة، فسوف تقوم تلك الأمة الجديدة المتحدة بما يتعين عليها لكي تحيا هذه الدولة.


          

بعد توقيع "اتفاق الرياض"... ترحيب عربي ودولي لا يعني الحوثيين

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أصداء عدة ترتبت على توقيع اتفاق إنهاء النزاع على السلطة بين الحكومة اليمنية المعترف بها دولياً برئاسة عبد ربه منصور هادي ورئيس المجلس الانتقالي الجنوبي عيدروس الزبيدي، مساء 5 تشرين الثاني/نوفمبر.

وفي مراسم نقلها التلفزيون السعودي، وُقّع الاتفاق الذي أُعلن في 25 تشرين الأول/أكتوبر الماضي، برعاية الملك السعودي سلمان بن عبد العزيز وحضور ولي عهده الأمير محمد بن سلمان وولي عهد أبوظبي الشيخ محمد بن زايد آل نهيان.

"لإنهاء الحرب"

أنهى الاتفاق أزمةً فتحت جبهة جديدة في الحرب اليمنية، وسببت انقساماً في التحالف الذي تقوده السعودية لقتال المتمردين الحوثيين المدعومين من إيران، الخصم الرئيسي لهادي منذ أواخر عام 2014.

وخلال مراسم التوقيع، أمل بن سلمان أن يكون "الاتفاق فاتحة جديدة لاستقرار اليمن"، معتبراً إياه "خطوة نحو الحل السياسي وإنهاء الحرب في البلاد".

أما الرئيس الأمريكي دونالد ترامب فغرّد عن الاتفاق عبر تويتر قائلاً: "بداية جيدة جداً! من فضلكم جميعاً ابذلوا قصارى جهدكم للتوصل إلى اتفاق نهائي".

وعبر تويتر أيضاً، أشاد وزير خارجيته مايك بومبيو بالاتفاق الذي اعتبره "خطوة مهمة نحو الحل السياسي"، معرباً عن امتنانه للجهود التي بذلتها السعودية للوصول إلى الاتفاق.

ردود فعل واسعة على "اتفاق الرياض"... ترحيب دولي وعربي كبير بـ"خطوة هامة نحو إنهاء الحرب" في اليمن، يقابله رفض حوثي وإيراني 
"لا يعني الشعب اليمني"... كان هذا تعليق الحوثيين على "اتفاق الرياض"، في وقت نددت الخارجية الإيرانية به لأنه "يكرس الاحتلال السعودي لجنوب اليمن"

الأمم المتحدة كذلك رحبت بما وصفه مبعوثها الخاص باليمن مارتن غريفيث بـ"الخطوة المهمة في إطار جهود السلام"، معتبراً أن "الاستماع إلى المعنيين في الجنوب أمر مهم بالنسبة إلى الجهود السياسية الرامية لتحقيق السلام في اليمن".

ولي عهد أبو ظبي الذي حضر التوقيع كتب عبر تويتر: "أُثمّن الجهود الكبيرة التي قامت بها الشقيقة السعودية في توحيد الصف اليمني ودورها المحوري في التوصل إلى ‘اتفاق الرياض‘"، متمنياً أن "يعم الخير والسلام ربوع اليمن وأن ينعم شعبه بالأمن والاستقرار والتنمية".

بدورها، رحبت الخارجية المصرية بالاتفاق ووصفته بـ"خطوة مهمة تعزز من فرص التوصل لحل سياسي شامل للأزمة اليمنية"، مثمّنةً "الجهود التي بذلتها كل من السعودية والإمارات في سبيل التوصل للاتفاق".

وشدد نائب وزير الخارجية الكويتي خالد الجارالله على أهمية "اتفاق الرياض" في "وضع أسس راسخة لتشكيل حكومة صلبة وقادرة على إدارة المشاورات المستقبلية المتعلقة بالسلام في اليمن".

وعلى المستوى الشعبي، خرج العشرات في مدينة المكلا في حضرموت، مساءً محتفلين بالاتفاق.

"لا يعني الشعب اليمني"

على الجانب الآخر، اعتبر القيادي محمد علي الحوثي أن "الاتفاق لا يعني الشعب (اليمني) كونه بين طرفي ‘عملاء العدوان‘"، مؤكداً "عدم شرعية العدوان (هجمات التحالف العربي) على اليمن"، ومذكراً بأنه يضع حداً فقط لـ"خلاف سعودي إماراتي بلغ مستوى الاقتتال بين ميليشياتهما المستأجرة من اليمن".

إيران أيضاً هاجمت الاتفاق، قائلةً إنه "لا يساعد في حل الأزمة اليمنية"، بل "يكرس الاحتلال السعودي لجنوب اليمن مباشرةً أو عبر وكلاء".

ولفت المتحدث باسم الخارجية الإيرانية عباس موسوي إلى أن "الشعب اليمني لن يسمح لأعدائه بالسيطرة على أراضيه"، حسب ما نقلت وسائل إعلام رسمية في 6 تشرين الثاني/نوفمبر.

بنود الاتفاق

ويتضمن الاتفاق تشكيل حكومة مناصفة جديدة من 24 وزيراً في غضون 30 يوماً، يعيّن المجلس الانتقالي وحركات جنوبية أخرى 50% من حقائبها الوزارية.

وأوضح مسؤول يمني لوكالة "رويترز" أنه يتوقع أن يحصل المجلس الانتقالي الجنوبي على حقيبتين فيما يحتفظ الرئيس هادي بالوزارات الرئيسية، منها وزارتي الداخلية والدفاع.

الاتفاق ينص كذلك على إشراك المجلس الانتقالي الجنوبي مستقبلاً في أي مفاوضات سياسية لإنهاء الحرب الدائرة في البلاد منذ 4 سنوات.

كما يضع الاتفاق كل القوات العسكرية تحت سيطرة وزارة الدفاع اليمنية، مع إحالة قوات الأمن إلى كنف وزارة الداخلية. علاوةً على عودة القوات التي جرى إرسالها إلى الجنوب مع اشتداد المواجهات بين الطرفين في آب/أغسطس الماضي إلى مواقعها السابقة خلال 15 يوماً، وتسليم الأسلحة المتوسطة والثقيلة في عدن تحت إشراف التحالف.

وتغادر القوات العسكرية التابعة للحكومة والمجلس الانتقالي الجنوبي محافظة عدن خلال 30 يوماً، بحسب الاتفاق، على أن تتولى قوات سعودية أمن المدينة.


          

"قرع الطناجر"... أحدث أشكال الاحتجاج في لبنان، فما أصله؟

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مرة أخرى، يبتكر اللبنانيون وسيلة جديدة لممارسة حق الاحتجاج السلمي ودعم استمرار انتفاضتهم الشعبية حتى تنفيذ جميع مطالبهم.

هذه المرة لجأ الذين تعذر عليهم النزول إلى ساحة تقاطع إيليا في مدينة صيدا إلى "قرع الطناجر" تعبيراً عن الفقر والجوع وليُسمع صوت وجعهم عالياً.

في توقيت واحد، الثامنة مساء 4 تشرين الثاني/نوفمبر، خرج العديد من مواطني صيدا إلى الشرفات وقرعوا الطناجر. كذلك سُمع صوت القرع من داخل المباني المختلفة، محاكاةً لإطلاق أبواق السيارات من قبل دعماً للمسيرات والوقفات الاحتجاجية.

حتى أن بعض الذين نزلوا إلى الشارع حملوا طناجرهم وقرعوا عليها، وأرفقوها بهتاف الثورة اللبنانية الأبرز "كلن يعني كلن" مصاحبةً "كلن فقرونا… كلن نهبونا".

تهويل بـ"الصدفة"

الطريقة الشعبية السلمية البسيطة، وكما جرت العادة منذ بداية الانتفاضة اللبنانية، لم تسلم من تأويلات "نظريات المؤامرة"، إذ علق الإعلامي ومدير مركز الإرتكاز سالم زهران عليها عبر حسابه في تويتر بالقول: "منذ 7 سنوات طلب شيخ ‘الفورة‘ في سوريا (عدنان) العرعور أتباعه بقرع الطناجر ليسقط النظام... واليوم للصدفة قرع طناجر في لبنان!!".

ثم أردف متمنياً "ألا يحصل في لبنان ما حصل في سوريا".

وبرغم أن زهران اعترف في تغريدته بأن قرع الطناجر "ظاهرة قديمة جداً"، لم تكن انطلاقتها في سوريا، رآها "فأل شؤم" على البلد. ورد عليه لبنانيون كثر مؤكدين أنهم ملتزمون السلمية في حراكهم وأن محاولات تخويف الناس من مصائر بلدان أخرى لن تجدي نفعاً.

طقس شعبي عالمي

معلوم أن قرع الأواني أو الطناجر طقس شعبي عالمي للاحتجاج السلمي، تختلف الروايات بشأن نشأته. 

ينسبه البعض إلى شيلي عام 1971 خلال حكم سلفادور أليندي، بعدها بات شائعاً مع تولي الديكتاتور أوغستو بينوشيه، وآخرون يقولون إنه انطلق في الجزائر خلال الثورة ضد المستعمر الفرنسي، وفريق ثالث يرده إلى أعوام ما قبل الميلاد.

وكانت صحيفة "لوموند" الفرنسية قد علقت على طقس "قرع المهارس"، أي قرع الأواني، في الجزائر واعتماده خلال الحراك الشعبي الذي بدأ في 22 شباط/فبراير الماضي، مذكرةً بأنه كان "سلاح التعبئة" ضد الاستعمار الفرنسي عام 1960.

لكن الثابت أنه أكثر انتشاراً في أمريكا الجنوبية، خاصةً فنزويلا والأرجنتين وشيلي وكولومبيا وأوروغواي والإكوادور وكوبا وبيرو والبرازيل.

انتقل في السنوات الماضية إلى فرنسا وكندا (تحديداً في مقاطعة كيبك خلال تظاهرات طلابية عام 2012) وتركيا وعدد من البلدان العربية.

ويمتاز هذا الشكل الاحتجاجي بأنه يمكن حتى أولئك الذين يخشون الخروج إلى الساحات أو لا يستطيعون ذلك، من التعبير عن موقفهم من المنازل.

فلسطين

يعد قرع الطناجر أكثر شيوعاً في فلسطين، فمنذ العام 2010، باتت "مسيرات الطناجر" وسيلة الفلسطينيين لرفع صوتهم إلى الحكومات المختلفة، وربما العالم.

وفي عام 2012، خرجت مسيرة "قرع الطناجر" في الضفة الغربية اعتراضاً على الغلاء وارتفاع الضرائب، تلتها عدة مسيرات في مدينة نابلس في عامي 2013 و2015. وقد شاءها المشاركون رمزاً إلى الفقر والجوع والبطالة.

في نيسان/أبريل 2017، انطلقت مسيرة "قرع الطبول" في فلسطين أيضاً، تحديداً في رام الله تضامناً مع الأسرى الفلسطينيين الذين كانوا في إضراب مفتوح عن الطعام على مدى أكثر من أسبوع، داعين إلى مقاطعة بضائع الاحتلال. ورمز ضرب الطناجر حينذاك إلى شعورهم بالجوع الذي يعيشه الأسرى.

كذلك قرعت في مخيم جباليا (شمال شرقي غزة) احتجاجاً على أزمة الكهرباء وانقطاعها المستمر.

‎قرع الطناجر... أسلوب جديد لجأ إليه اللبنانيون للاحتجاج السلمي، فلم يسلم من الحديث عن "مؤامرة" وراءه ربطته بـ"العرعور" في سوريا، فما أصل هذا الأسلوب وكيف بدأ؟

اعتمد اللبنانيون قرع الطناجر كوسيلة للتعبير السلمي، وسبقهم إلى ذلك كثر في فلسطين والمغرب وتركيا ودول أخرى في العالم... فكيف تحوّل هذا التقليد إلى وسيلة احتجاجية ومن أين بدأ؟

المغرب

في عام 2017، في خضم حراك الريف المغربي، بمدينة الحسيمة تحديداً، قرعت الأواني ربع ساعة، احتجاجاً على ما وصفه ناشطون بـ"الانزال الأمني المكثف" و"عسكرة الريف" و"سياسات الحصار" والتضييق عليهم.

وعرف هذا الطقس في المغرب باسم "الطنطنة" (مشتقة من كلمة طنين).

 

تركيا

قرع الطناجر احتجاجاً على الأوضاع الاجتماعية أو الاقتصادية أو السياسية معروف أيضاً في تركيا. فبعد أن اعتُمد أسلوباً للتعبير عن الغضب من سياسات رئيس الوزراء في عام 2013 والرئيس الحالي رجب طيب أردوغان، تكرر استخدامه في السنوات اللاحقة.

وفي عام 2017، قرع الأتراك الطناجر اعتراضاً على نتائج استفتاء شعبي يمنح الرئيس أردوغان صلاحيات غير مسبوقة.

وفي أيار/مايو الماضي، تظاهر المئات من سكان إسطنبول ضد أمر السلطات بإلغاء انتخابات جرت في آذار/مارس، بعدما فاز فيها مرشح المعارضة. المتظاهرون قرعوا الطناحر من نوافذهم تعبيراً عن استيائهم من إعادة الانتخابات.

الطناجر تقرع في العالم كله

ومطلع العام الجاري، خرج آلاف المواطنين في فنزويلا إلى شوارع العاصمة كراكاس اعتراضاً على سياسات الرئيس نيكولاس مادورو، قارعين الأواني ومطلقين أبواق السيارات.

وقبل نحو أسبوعين، قرع المواطنون في بوليفيا الأواني تنديداً بإعلان فوز الرئيس إيفو موراليس، مؤكدين حدوث تزوير في الانتخابات.

وفي تموز/يوليو الماضي، قرع الآلاف في إقليم بورتوريكو الأمريكي الطناجر مطالبين باستقالة حاكم الإقليم ريكاردو روسيلو بسبب فساد حكومي ورسائل مسيئة. ورضخ روسيلو لمطالبهم بعد نحو أسبوعين من الاحتجاجات المستمرة. 

تكرر القرع على الأواني أيضاً في إسبانيا احتجاجاً، لا سيما في كتالونيا، وكان آخر اعتراض بهذه الوسيلة لدى زيارة الملك فيليبي السادس والعائلة المالكة إلى برشلونة قبل يومين. وسبق أن قرع الكتالونيون الأواني مراراً خلال السنوات الماضية، مطالبين بالانفصال عن إسبانيا.


          

Tennis: Court challenges Australia to honor her like Laver

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Australian tennis great Margaret Court said she will not return to Melbourne Park until formally invited by Tennis Australia and demanded the sport's national governing body properly recognize her calendar Grand Slam feat.

          

Rugby: Sonny who? Canadians ask as Wolfpack line up Williams

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The rugby world was buzzing on Wednesday as talk intensified that Sonny Bill Williams, the sport's biggest name, was about to sign a record-breaking contract with the Toronto Wolfpack.

          

Races to Watch in 2019: The Politics Daily

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A New Blue Wave Hinges on Virginia: The Politics Daily

It’s Tuesday, November 5. We’re still combing through newly released testimonies from key characters in the Ukraine affair. In today’s newsletter: ¶ People. Gordon Sondland. ¶ Places. Arizona, Kentucky, Mississippi, Virginia. ¶ Things. Fossil fuels. * « TODAY IN POLITICS » (Mark Makela / Reuters) It’s Election Day in America (the off-year one, for some […]

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Statele membre din grupul ,,Prietenii Coeziunii”, între care și România, resping ferm tăierea de fonduri pentru coeziune și agricultură în bugetul UE 2021-2027

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Reprezentanții a 16 state membre ale Uniunii Europene (UE), care au participat la Summit-ul „Prietenii Coeziunii” de la Praga, au adoptat marți o declarație comună, solicitând UE să nu reducă finanțarea pentru politica de coeziune în bugetul următor de șapte ani, transmit EUObserver și Reuters.  În contextul dezbaterii despre cadrul financiar multianual al UE (CFM) […]

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Saudi mall operator Arabian Centres plans debut dollar bond sale: Report

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Saudi Arabian mall operator Arabian Centres is planning an inaugural sale of US dollar-denominated sukuk, or Islamic bonds, sources familiar with the matter told Reuters. The company,
          

Aramco to list two percent on the Saudi Stock Exchange: Report

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Lebanon’s central bank asks banks to raise capital by up to 20 percent: Circular

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Lebanon’s central bank has asked banks to raise their capital by up to 20 percent by the end of June 2020, according to a central bank circular seen by Reuters, amid nationwide protests that led
          

Γαλλία: Καθιστική διαμαρτυρία ακτιβιστών για το κλίμα διέκοψε τις εργασίες συνεδρίου για το κλίμα

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Γαλλία: Καθιστική διαμαρτυρία ακτιβιστών για το κλίμα διέκοψε τις εργασίες συνεδρίου για το κλίμα
06/11/2019 - 19:14

Bιομηχανικό συνέδριο για την ενέργεια που διεξάγεται στο Παρίσι διέκοψε τις εργασίες του, καθώς ακτιβιστές για το κλίμα πραγματοποίησαν καθιστική διαμαρτυρία, μπροστά από το βήμα, απ’ όπου στελέχη της βιομηχανίας επρόκειτο να εκφωνήσουν τις ομιλίες τους.

Οι ακτιβιστές, μέλη των περιβαλλοντικών οργανώσεων ANV-COP21 και Friends of the Earth, διαμαρτύρονταν για τα ενεργειακά σχέδια εξορύξεων, τα οποία, όπως καταγγέλλουν, επιτείνουν την κλιματική αλλαγή.

Μια ομάδα από 20 διαδηλωτές, οι περισσότερες γυναίκες, έσπρωξαν το προσωπικό ασφαλείας και εισέβαλαν στην αίθουσα του συνεδρίου, στο ξενοδοχείο InterContinental Paris Le Grand, που φιλοξενούσε το Ετήσιο Ευρωπαϊκό Συνέδριο Αερίου.

Κατόπιν, οι ακτιβιστές περπάτησαν έως το κέντρο της αίθουσας, κάθισαν κάτω χωρίς να μιλάνε, μπροστά από την εξέδρα και κράτησαν ο ένας το χέρι του άλλου, σύμφωνα με έναν δημοσιογράφο του Reuters που βρισκόταν στην αίθουσα.

Οι διοργανωτές ανακοίνωσαν ότι οι εργασίες του συνεδρίου διακόπτονται και οι συμμετέχοντες αποχώρησαν.

Μια άλλη ομάδα ακτιβιστών συγκεντρώθηκε στο φουαγέ του ξενοδοχείου, φωνάζοντας συνθήματα κατά των ορυκτών καυσίμων.

«Θέλουμε οι εταιρείες να αφήσουν τα ορυκτά καύσιμα στο έδαφος. Νομίζουμε ότι οι κυβερνήσεις δεν κάνουν αρκετά για την κλιματική αλλαγή και πρέπει να ασκήσουμε μεγαλύτερη πίεση στις κυβερνήσεις και τις εταιρείες» είπε μία από τις ακτιβίστριες.

Στο συνέδριο συμμετείχαν εταιρείες όπως η Total, η BP, η Shell.


          

Ιράκ: 13 νεκροί ως τώρα, καθώς συνεχίζονται οι διαδηλώσεις

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05/11/2019 - 20:40

Οκτώ άνθρωποι σκοτώθηκαν τη Δευτέρα και τουλάχιστον άλλοι πέντε κατά τη διάρκεια της νύχτας ή νωρίς το πρωί σήμερα. Μεταξύ των θυμάτων ήταν και ένας άνδρας ο οποίος πυροβολήθηκε ενώ πήγαινε στην κηδεία ενός άλλου που είχε σκοτωθεί λίγες ώρες νωρίτερα, σύμφωνα με νοσοκομειακές και αστυνομικές πηγές.

Οι ιρακινές δυνάμεις ασφαλείας άνοιξαν πυρ και σκότωσαν τουλάχιστον 13 διαδηλωτές τις τελευταίες 24 ώρες, εγκαταλείποντας την τακτική της σχετικής αυτοσυγκράτησης και χρησιμοποιώντας αληθινές σφαίρες προκειμένου να καταστείλουν τις κινητοποιήσεις εναντίον των πολιτικών κομμάτων που ελέγχουν την κυβέρνηση.

Περισσότεροι από 260 Ιρακινοί έχουν σκοτωθεί στις διαδηλώσεις που ξεκίνησαν στις αρχές Οκτωβρίου. Οι περισσότεροι έχασαν τη ζωή τους τις πρώτες εβδομάδες των κινητοποιήσεων, όταν ελεύθεροι σκοπευτές πυροβολούσαν το πλήθος από τις στέγες της Βαγδάτης. Αφού η κυβέρνηση περιόρισε τη χρήση ορισμένων φονικών τακτικών, οι διαδηλώσεις διογκώθηκαν τις τελευταίες 12 ημέρες.

Τα νέα βίαια επεισόδια σημειώθηκαν μία ημέρα αφότου ο πρωθυπουργός Άντελ Αμπντούλ Μάχντι κάλεσε τους διαδηλωτές να σταματήσουν τις κινητοποιήσεις, υποστηρίζοντας ότι οι στόχοι τους επιτεύχθησαν και ότι πλήττεται η οικονομία. Σημείωσε ότι είναι πρόθυμος να παραιτηθεί από το αξίωμά του εφόσον βρεθεί αντικαταστάτης του και δεσμεύτηκε να προχωρήσει σε μεταρρυθμίσεις. Όμως οι διαδηλωτές λένε ότι αυτά δεν αρκούν και ότι θα πρέπει να αποχωρήσει από την εξουσία όλη η πολιτική ελίτ.

«Μετά το πρώτο κύμα των διαμαρτυριών, δώσαμε στην κυβέρνηση διορία μέχρι τις 25 Οκτωβρίου για να εφαρμόσει τις μεταρρυθμίσεις. Απέτυχε και όλες οι προτεινόμενες μεταρρυθμίσεις της ήταν απλώς τα ίδια και τα ίδια», είπε ένας 30χρονος διαδηλωτής μιλώντας στο πρακτορείο Reuters. Όπως είπε, η χρήση φονικής βίας εναντίον των διαδηλωτών ριζοσπαστικοποίησε εκείνους που αρχικά ήθελαν μόνο «συνταγματικές και νομοθετικές μεταρρυθμίσεις» και τώρα απαιτούν σαρωτικές αλλαγές.

Ο 30χρονος βρισκόταν στη Γέφυρα Σουχάντα (Μαρτύρων) της Βαγδάτης, όπου δεκάδες άνθρωποι κατασκεύαζαν ένα οδόφραγμα, στο πλαίσιο των σχεδίων τους να καταλάβουν και τρίτη γέφυρα απόψε το βράδυ. Όπως λένε, αποκλείουν τη γέφυρα για να οδηγήσουν τη χώρα στην παράλυση καθώς η πολιτική ανυπακοή είναι πλέον το μοναδικό τους όπλο. Κάλεσαν επίσης τους συμπατριώτες τους να συμμετάσχουν στη γενική απεργία, επιπλήττοντας όσους εξακολουθούν να πηγαίνουν στις δουλειές τους.

«Ρωτάω τους εργαζόμενους, γιατί πηγαίνουν για δουλειά; Απεργήστε! Επιμείνετε για 10 ημέρες, όλοι μαζί υποφέρουμε», είπε ο δάσκαλος Καράρ Μοχάμεντ, 25 ετών.

Στη Βασόρα, στον νότο, οι διαδηλωτές έχουν αποκλείσει εδώ και πολλές ημέρες την πρόσβαση στο λιμάνι Ουμ Κασρ, που είναι ζωτικής σημασίας για τις εισαγωγές. Τα περισσότερα φορτηγά πλοία αναγκάστηκαν να αποπλεύσουν χωρίς να ξεφορτώσουν. Νωρίτερα σήμερα, οι δυνάμεις ασφαλείας άνοιξαν πυρ για να διαλύσουν το πλήθος, σκοτώνοντας δύο ανθρώπους, σύμφωνα με νοσοκομειακές πηγές.


          

EBRD to sell Istanbul bourse stake after jailed banker named CEO – report

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The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development will sell its 10-percent stake in the Istanbul stock exchange after Turkey named a banker convicted of breaking U.S. sanctions on Iran as its chief executive, Reuters reported.

The EBRD told the Turkish authorities that it would sell the shares as soon as possible, Reuters said on Wednesday, citing two unidentified people familiar with the plans.

Mehmet Hakan Atilla was released from U.S. custody earlier this year after being convicted by a New York court in January last year of helping to funnel billions of dollars of Iranian cash through the U.S. financial system while working as deputy CEO of Turkey’s state-run Halkbank.

Officials at the EBRD were not immediately available to comment, Reuters said.

The appointment of Atilla was the latest concern that the EBRD had over the running of the bourse, convincing it to sell its shares, the sources said. The appointment comes at a time when foreign investment in Turkey is in decline, hampering the government’s efforts to stimulate economic growth following a currency crisis and recession last year.

Turkish Treasury and Finance Minister Berat Albayrak, the son-in-law of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, named Atilla CEO last week. Atilla returned to Turkey in July.

The EBRD said last week it had the right to end the investment after Albayrak announced Atilla’s hiring.

New York prosecutors charged Halkbank two weeks ago with taking part in the sanctions-busting scheme. Erdoğan has said the accusations against Atilla and Halkbank were fabrications aimed at damaging his government and the country. 

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Alipay launches international e-wallet, giving foreigners access to electronic payment platform in first for China

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(Nov 6): Ant Financial Services Group, which operates one of China’s two dominant e-payment platforms, will give foreign visitors to the mainland access to its service known as Alipay, removing one of the biggest hurdles that have prevented outsiders from taking part in China’s growing cashless economy.

Ant Financial, an associate of Alibaba Group Holding, will allow visitors up to 90 days’ usage of its Alipay smartphone application without requiring it to be tied to a Chinese bank account, according to a statement released on Tuesday. Alibaba owns The South China Morning Post.

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中国、カナダ政府にファーウェイ幹部の帰国要求

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メルケル独首相、2021年の任期前に退任する理由ない=CDU党首

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メルケル独首相の後任候補とされる与党・キリスト教民主同盟(CDU)のアンネグレート・クランプカレンバウアー党首は、メルケル氏が2021年の任期前に退任する理由は何もないとの考えを示した。

          

アングル:危険に満ちた韓国造船所、下請け労働者の悲劇続く

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アングル:英首相、総選挙で議席失う恐れも 選挙区民は愛憎半ば

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12月12日に決まった英総選挙で、ジョンソン首相は自らの選挙区で野党候補との接戦を強いられる可能性がある。仮に全体として与党保守党が勝利したとしても、ジョンソン氏自身が敗れれば首相を退任せざるを得ず、英国の欧州連合(EU)離脱(ブレグジット)の行方も変わるかもしれない。

          

英下院解散で選挙戦始まる、ウェールズ担当相辞任で首相に打撃も

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英下院は6日に解散され、12月12日投開票の総選挙に向けた選挙戦が始まった。その中で、ケアンズ・ウェールズ担当相が辞任を表明し、ジョンソン首相にとっては出鼻をくじかれる形となった。

          

イラン、フォルドゥで遠心分離機にガス注入 ウラン濃縮再開

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イランは、中部フォルドゥの地下施設で遠心分離機にウランガスを注入し、ウランの濃縮活動を再開した。イラン政権に近いタスニム通信が7日、イラン原子力庁(AEOI)の声明を伝えた。

          

トルコ大統領、トランプ氏と電話会談 来週予定通り訪米

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米原油先物は1.5%安、米原油在庫増加や米中署名後ずれ報道で

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米議員ら、年金基金の中国株投資に反対 法案を議会に提出

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米中通商合意署名、12月にずれ込む公算 ロンドンで首脳会談か

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Kuwait says conveyed messages from Iran to Saudi Arabia, Bahrain 

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TEHRAN - Kuwaiti Deputy Foreign Minister Khaled al-Jarallah said on Tuesday that his country conveyed messages from Iran to Saudi Arabia and Bahrain regarding the situation in the Persian Gulf region, and “until now no answers have emerged”, Reuters reported on Tuesday.
          

Israel aiding Syria's Kurds, advocating for them with U.S.: official

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Two Jordanians detained by Israel return home after handover deal

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Mexican president says his government does not use Pegasus spyware

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Gambia: Women Testify About Sex Abuse During Jammeh's Presidency

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Bulgaria's ruling GERB party set to win Sofia mayoral election: exit poll

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15 Killed In Deadliest Attack To Hit Thailand's Restive South In Years

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Gunmen opened fire on security forces and civilian volunteers at a checkpoint in Thailand's restive south on Tuesday night, killing at least 15 people in what is believed to be the deadliest single attack in the region in years.

More than 7,000 people have been killed since a separatist rebellion started in southern Thailand in 2004, according to Deep South Watch, which monitors violence there. The region is predominantly Muslim and was annexed from Malaysia by Buddhist-majority Thailand more than 100 years ago.

"This is likely the work of the insurgents," Col. Pramote Prom-in, a military regional security spokesman, told Reuters.

The floor of the checkpoint was soaked in blood and the walls covered in bullet holes, as forensic police combed through the grisly debris Wednesday morning. Most of the dead were village defense force volunteers in Yala Province, as reporter Michael Sullivan told NPR from Chiang Rai, Thailand. At least five other people were wounded

Security officials say the unidentified attackers tried to make it difficult for victims to escape and for rescue workers and security backup to get to the scene. "The insurgents scattered road spikes, set fire to tyres, felled a tree and bombed a power pole to obstruct pursuit," the Bangkok Post reported.

About 10 gunmen sneaked through a rubber plantation in Yala Province to approach the checkpoint, according to the newspaper. During the attack, they stole "an assault rifle, two shotguns and five pistols from the checkpoint victims."

Army spokesman Col. Kiattisak Neewong told The Associated Press that officials recovered bloody clothes at the scene, a sign that some of the attackers may have been wounded. Four of the people killed were women and one was a doctor, according to the spokesman.

There were also reports of a second checkpoint attack on the same night, according to the Post, though nobody was reported to have been injured there.

Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha has vowed to better protect these volunteer forces at checkpoints, according to the AP, saying Tuesday night's attack could be an indication that rebels are planning to target them more frequently.

"Normally the insurgents don't hit these village volunteers because they are considered civilians, unless they [cross] the line and become part of state apparatus," Don Pathan, an expert on southern Thailand, told Reuters.

The rebels are seeking greater autonomy or even independence in southern Thailand. "The southern provinces are among the country's poorest and least developed," as Sullivan reported over a decade ago, soon after the violence started. "Many Muslims in the south say that's no accident. They accuse Bangkok of systematic neglect and discrimination."

It's not clear which group carried out this attack, though the attack is similar in style to others carried out by the separatist group Barisan Revolusi Nasional, the BBC reported.

Since 2013, the number of violent incidents per month in the south has slowly ratcheted downward, as has the number of dead or injured, according to data from Deep South Watch.

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Andre Gomes 'to make full recovery' after successful ankle surgery

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Everton midfielder Andre Gomes is "expected to make a full recovery" after he had surgery to repair a fracture dislocation to his right ankle, his club have said.

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Treasuries Regain Ground Following Recent Weakness

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After moving sharply lower over the three previous sessions, treasuries regained some ground during trading on Wednesday.

Bond prices initially moved higher and saw some further upside as the day progressed. Subsequently, the yield on the benchmark ten-year note, which moves opposite of its price, slid 5.2 basis points to 1.814 percent.

Bargain hunting contributed to the early strength among treasuries, with the ten-year yield pulling back off its highest closing level in nearly two months.

Treasuries saw further upside after a report from Reuters said a meeting between President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping could be delayed until December.

A senior Trump administration official told Reuters discussions continue over terms of phase one of the trade deal and a venue for a meeting between Trump and Xi.

Sites in Europe and Asia have been suggested for the meeting, with Sweden and Switzerland among the possibilities, while Trump's suggestion of Iowa appears to have been ruled out, the official said.

The official said China's latest push for more tariff rollbacks was not expected to derail progress toward an interim deal but noted that it was still possible an agreement would not be reached.

Treasuries remained firmly positive after the Treasury Department revealed this month's auction of $27 billion worth of ten-year notes attracted above average demand.

The ten-year note auction drew a high yield of 1.809 percent and a bid-to-cover ratio of 2.49, while the ten previous ten-year note auctions had an average bid-to-cover ratio of 2.42.

The bid-to-cover ratio is a measure of demand that indicates the amount of bids for each dollar worth of securities being sold.

Looking ahead, the Treasury is due to announce the results of its auction of $19 billion worth of thirty-year bonds on Thursday.

A report on weekly jobless claims may also attract attention on Thursday, although traders are likely to remain focus on any news regarding a trade deal.


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Breakfast links: Is safety the concern?

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Dooring still legal

An anti-dooring bill died in Virginia’s House of Delegates Transportation Committee again. Scott Garrett, the subcommittee chairman, was unwilling to allow drivers to be at fault for dooring a cyclist unless they intended to cause harm. (Post)

Tough on snow?

Montgomery Council­member Hans Riemer believes the current 24-hour snow removal law isn’t enough and wants the county to create a Sidewalk Snow Removal Plan. Council president Craig Rice doesn’t think new laws are necessary. (WAMU)

MD and VA drivers owe DC big bucks

A DC DMV report shows Maryland drivers owe a whopping $15.4 million to DC in unpaid traffic citations while Virginia drivers owe about $7 million. (DCist)

Community garden or parking?

Developers of a condo building on H Street NE may soon pave over a community garden to get 5 parking spaces, because neighbors fearful about street parking asked for more parking as part of the project. (City Paper)

Getting the vote

How can DC get voting rights? Expert suggestions include amending the Constitution, generating international pressure, and giving up. (City Paper)

Another try for gas station condos

Eastbanc will try again to propose condos at the site of the Key Bridge Exxon. Should residents be able to veto a building below them which might block part of their view? (Georgetown Metropolitan)

Don’t count on the feds

WMATA might not be able to count on federal dollars to solely fund capital improvements. The federal share of its capital budget is declining, and there’s less money nationwide available for transit.  (PlanItMetro)

Third Church coming down

After a long historic preservation battle, the Brutalist Third Church of Christ at 16th and I is actually coming down with demolition starting yesterday. A new office building will includes meeting space for the congregation. (PoPville)

Is Google for distracted driving?

Does using Google Glass constitute distracted driving? Some state lawmakers think so, but Google is lobbying to stop proposed laws against driving while using Glass. (NYT)

And…

Union Station’s bus pavilion will open this spring with Death Cab for Cutie lyrics in Morse code. (DCist) … Ben’s Chili Bowl will open in Rosslyn in March. (ARLNow) … DC’s buildings are some of the most energy efficient in the country. (City Paper)

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Indonesia protests: Land bill at center of unrest

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  In late September, international news outlets caught flak for their coverage of Indonesia’s largest mass protests since the 1998 uprising that led to the fall of the dictator Suharto. Headlines published by the BBC, CNN, Reuters and other foreign media implied the demonstrations, involving tens of thousands of people in major cities across the country, had arisen in […]

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Denuncian intento de remover a diputados del Partido Comunista y el Frente Amplio en Chile

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La CIDH pide visitar Chile para observar la situación general de los Derechos Humanos

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Derrota para Bolsonaro: la Cámara de Diputados reduce el proyecto de ley sobre armas

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Reino Unido: Inician campañas para comicios de diciembre

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ONU: La guerra comercial entre EE.UU. y China hace perder millones de dólares a ambas economías (pero tiene inesperados ganadores)

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China targets individual behaviour with 'green living' campaign

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China launched a national "green living" campaign on Wednesday to urge people to cut waste, save water and plant trees as part of a broader effort to reverse the damage done by decades of untrammeled growth.

          

Egypt, Ethiopia, Sudan to try to resolve dam dispute by Jan 15 - Treasury

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The foreign ministers of Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan agreed on Wednesday to work toward resolving their dispute over the filling and operation of a massive dam project in Ethiopia by Jan. 15, 2020, the U.S. Treasury said.

          

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

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Ahmed Abd-Rabo used to get all the water he needed to feed his crops 50 km (30 miles) from Egypt's River Nile. Then supplies in the canal linking his seven acres to the river dwindled as other farmers drew more water, and he had to abandon half the plot.

          

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

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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.

          

Sterling to get post-election blues if Labour wins majority - Reuters poll

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Sterling would receive a post-election bounce of around 3% if British voters give the ruling Conservative Party a majority in parliament on Dec. 12 but will fall 2% if the opposition Labour Party wins a majority, a Reuters poll found.

          

Qualcomm's 5G phone forecast for 2020 could include iPhones - analysts

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Qualcomm Inc said on Wednesday it expected 200 million 5G smartphones to be sold in 2020, including flagship devices launching next fall, a reference Wall Street took as a hint that Apple Inc would offer the faster technology next year.

          

Amazon Australia signs up Zip Co buy now, pay later service

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Amazon Inc's Australia unit has signed up Zip Co Ltd to offer its buy now, pay later (BNPL) service on the U.S. giant's local retail website, sending shares in Zip soaring by more than 20%.

          

UPDATE 3-Roku quarterly net loss widens, shares plunge

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U.S. video streaming service Roku Inc reported a wider net loss in the third quarter on Wednesday, as it spent more to attract subscribers to its video streaming platform.

          

Trump's personal lawyer Giuliani hires his own attorneys

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Rudy Giuliani, a personal lawyer for U.S. President Donald Trump and a central figure in a congressional impeachment inquiry, has hired lawyers to represent him as prosecutors examine his interactions with two men arrested on campaign finance charges.

          

SoftBank Group shares slide over 4% after massive quarterly loss

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Shares of SoftBank Group fell more than 4% in early trade on Thursday after the Japanese conglomerate reported a $6.5 billion (£5.06 billion) quarterly loss, its first such loss in 14 years, dragged down by a massive hit at its giant Vision Fund.

          

Bolivian opposition leader arrives in La Paz to raise pressure on Morales

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A Bolivian protest leader who has become a figurehead for opposition to President Evo Morales arrived on Wednesday in capital La Paz, where he plans to formally demand the leftist leader step down after a contentious election last month.

          

Colombia defence minister resigns amid pressure over bombing casualties

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Colombian Defence Minister Guillermo Botero said on Wednesday he would resign in the midst of mounting political pressure over alleged extrajudicial killings and the threat that Congress could force him out.

          

Asia stocks camp near peaks as trade talks drag on

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Asian shares paused near multi-month peaks on Thursday while bonds eked out a bounce as reports of delays in sealing a preliminary Sino-U.S. trade deal left investors frustrated at the lack of concrete progress.

          

Chile prosecutor seeks to investigate claims of police torture of protesters

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A Chilean prosecutor on Wednesday said he would seek court approval to investigate 14 police officers for allegedly torturing protesters during almost three weeks of intense unrest and rioting in the country.

          

Dollar to stay mighty for another six months at least - Reuters poll

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The dollar's persistent and confounding strength will continue well into next year, and even if a partial U.S.-China trade deal is signed it will at most knock the currency by 1-2% in the immediate aftermath, a Reuters poll found.

          

Bank of England to keep rates steady in pre-election meeting

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Britain's central bank looks set to sit out the global shift towards lower interest rates on Thursday, though investors will watch for any policymaker who might break ranks and vote to give the country's slowing economy more help.

          

BP invests in city transportation app Whim

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BP is investing 10 million euros in Finnish transportation app Whim as the oil and gas company seeks to expand its role in a future low-carbon world.

          

Banks, funds propose shorter trading day in Europe, bourses split

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Banks and fund managers want the European stock trading day shortened by 90 minutes in a radical move they say would improve market efficiency and staff wellbeing - but exchanges are split.

          

Aspiring British finance ministers trade blows over future of the economy

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British finance minister Sajid Javid will try to convince voters on Thursday that only the governing Conservative Party can be trusted with the future of the economy, painting the opposition Labour Party as fiscally irresponsible.

          

Alphabet board probes company's handling of sexual misconduct allegations

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The board of Google parent company Alphabet Inc is investigating executives' handling of sexual harassment and other misconduct claims, and expects to complete its probe by early December, according to a recent court filing.

          

Cyprus to strip 26 'golden' passports given to investors

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Interior minister admits ‘mistakes’ were made after investigation

Cyprus said on Wednesday that it had started a process to strip 26 individuals of citizenship they received under a secretive passports-for-investment scheme, admitting it had flaws.

The Mediterranean island has been rattled by disclosures of its investments scheme since Reuters reported last month a list of Cambodian beneficiaries, including its police chief and finance minister.

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Brazil cancels decree barring sugarcane cultivation in the Amazon

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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.

          

UPDATE 2-GoDaddy shares surge on biggest buyback plan

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GoDaddy Inc on Wednesday announced its biggest ever share buyback of $500 million and reported a 12% rise in quarterly revenue as the web hosting company earned more per user, sending its shares up 10% in extended trading.

          

UPDATE 1-Two former Twitter employees accused of spying for Saudi Arabia

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Two former employees of Twitter and a third man from Saudi Arabia face U.S. charges of spying for the kingdom by digging up private user data and giving it to Saudi officials in exchange for payment, according to a complaint filed on Wednesday.

          

Canada's Trudeau cites 'positive momentum' on trade deal as U.S. official visits

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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Wednesday cited "positive momentum" in the U.S. process to ratify a new North American trade deal, which has been in limbo for months amid concerns over labor standards.

          

'Straight up lied': Prosecutors say adviser Stone fibbed to protect Trump

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Prosecutors pulled back the curtain on Roger Stone's private dealings with President Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign on Wednesday, portraying the president's longtime adviser as a liar who misled Congress about his outreach efforts to the WikiLeaks website to protect Trump from looking bad.

          

UPDATE 2-Baidu results beat on strong video streaming growth, shares rise

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* Video streaming service crosses 105.8 mln subscribers in Sept

          

UPDATE 4-Xerox in $33 billion bid for HP -sources

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U.S. printer maker Xerox Holdings Corp has made a roughly $33 billion cash-and-stock offer for personal computer maker HP Inc, a company more than three times its size, people familiar with the matter said on Wednesday.

          

UPDATE 2-Roku quarterly net loss widens, overshadows earnings beat

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U.S. video streaming service Roku Inc reported a wider net loss in the third quarter on Wednesday, as it spent more to attract subscribers to its video streaming platform.

          

Two former Twitter employees accused of spying for Saudi Arabia

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Two former employees of Twitter and a third man from Saudi Arabia face U.S. charges of spying for the kingdom by digging up private user data and giving it to Saudi officials in exchange for payment, according to a complaint filed on Wednesday.

          

Britain asks Spain for more details on European arrest warrant for Catalan separatist

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Britain has put on hold a Spanish request to extradite Catalan separatist Clara Ponsati over her role in a failed independence bid and demanded more information, according to British documents published by Spanish authorities.

          

Mood of Japan manufacturers at its bleakest since 2013, outlook weak - Reuters Tankan

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Japanese manufacturers turned the most pessimistic in 6-1/2 years in November, and the service-sector mood fell to three-year lows, the Reuters Tankan poll showed, as the world's third largest economy was hit by a triple whammy of a global slowdown, natural disasters and an Oct. 1 national sales tax hike.

          

James Dean set to appear in a movie six decades after his death, horrifying fans

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James Dean is coming back from the dead to appear in a new movie, a Hollywood production company said on Wednesday, causing an uproar about the idea of reincarnating one of America's most beloved film icons.

          

Iran fuels centrifuges, resumes uranium enrichment at Fordow

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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.

          

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

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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.

          

Boris Johnson to tell Scotland: vote Conservative to stop independence bid

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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson heads to Scotland on Thursday to say a Dec. 12 election victory for his Conservative Party will halt Scottish National Party (SNP) plans to hold another independence vote to break up the United Kingdom.

          

Italian PM says ArcelorMittal wants mass layoffs; government rejects demand

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Steel giant ArcelorMittal wants to cut 5,000 jobs in Italy because of low production levels at its Taranto plant, Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said on Wednesday, denouncing the plan as "unacceptable".

          

Amazon adds Zip Co's buy now, pay later platform to its Australia website

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Australia's Zip Co Ltd said on Thursday that Amazon Inc's local unit will offer its buy now, pay later platform as a payment option, a sign of its growing popularity despite heightened regulatory scrutiny.

          

Qualcomm's licensing forecast, helped by Apple deal, drives share gains

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Qualcomm Inc shares rose more than 5% on Wednesday after it forecast current-quarter profit above Wall Street expectations, as its all-important licensing segment benefits from a deal with Apple Inc .

          

REFILE-UPDATE 1-Roku beats revenue and profit estimates

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U.S. video streaming service Roku Inc beat expectations for third quarter revenue, earnings per share and adjusted EBITDA on Wednesday, benefiting from a widespread trend toward cord-cutting.

          

Acting UAW head to examine 'every inch' of union in scandal's wake

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The acting head of the United Auto Workers (UAW) said on Wednesday that he will examine every department of the union in response to a spreading federal corruption probe that has damaged the union's standing during contract talks with Detroit's automakers.

          

Prehistoric ape from Germany was a pioneer of two-legged walking

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Fossils unearthed in southern Germany of a remarkable ape that lived about 11.6 million years ago may dramatically alter the understanding of the evolutionary origins of a fundamental human trait - walking upright on two legs.

          

UPDATE 2-Square profit tops estimates on growth in subscription and services business

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Payments processor Square Inc beat analysts' estimates for quarterly profit on Wednesday, as it earned more from its subscription and services business, especially from its Bitcoin-friendly Cash App.

          

'Death of a Salesman' halted when ceiling collapses at London Piccadilly Theatre

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A partial ceiling collapse at London's Piccadilly Theatre on Wednesday halted a performance of Arthur Miller's "Death of a Salesman," causing a few minor injuries and prompting an evacuation of the audience.

          

French lottery valued more than $3.3 billion in IPO prospectus

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France's state-owned lottery operator Française des Jeux (FDJ) is worth more than 3 billion euros ($3.32 billion), according to the prospectus for its stock listing released on Wednesday.

          

U.S. DoJ demands Ford Focus, Fiesta documents - Detroit Free Press

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The U.S. Department of Justice has demanded documents related to the transmission used in about 2 million of Ford Motor Co's Fiesta and Focus vehicles sold throughout this decade, the Detroit Free Press reported on Wednesday.

          

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

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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.

          

UPDATE 1-Baidu quarterly results beat on strong video streaming growth

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Chinese search engine giant Baidu Inc beat analysts' estimates for quarterly profit and revenue on Wednesday, helped by strong growth in its video streaming platform iQIYI, sending its shares up 5% in extended trading.

          

Climate risks, opportunities, to be major markets factor in 2020

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Climate change will impact assets stretching from U.S. municipal bonds to renewable energy stocks in India, adding another layer of volatility to global financial markets in 2020, according to speakers at the Reuters Global Investment Outlook 2020 Summit in New York this week.

          

U.S. senators press for sanctions on Turkey if it is violating Syria ceasefire

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Republican and Democratic U.S. senators asked President Donald Trump's administration on Wednesday to let them know - and to respond with touch sanctions - if reports are true that Turkey is violating a ceasefire agreement in Syria.

          

UPDATE 1-GoDaddy reports 12% rise in quarterly revenue, shares up 8%

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GoDaddy Inc reported a 12% rise in third-quarter revenue as the web hosting company earned more from each user, sending its shares up 8% in extended trading.

          

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

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Thirty-seven civilians were killed and more than 60 wounded when gunmen ambushed a convoy transporting workers of Canadian gold miner Semafo in eastern Burkina Faso, regional authorities said on Wednesday.

          

Pilot accidentally hits hostage alarm, causing lockdown at Amsterdam's Schiphol airport

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A pilot accidentally triggered a hijacking/hostage taking alarm in a plane's cockpit, causing a major security lockdown on Wednesday at Amsterdam's Schiphol airport, one of Europe's busiest.

          

Program using cocoa trees to restore Amazon forest to be expanded

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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.

          

Fox Corp profit beats on higher affiliate revenue

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Fox Corp beat analysts' estimates for quarterly profit on Wednesday, as it collected higher fees from cable and satellite operators, online distributors and digital television content licensees, sending its shares up 2.4% after market.

          

Iran injects uranium gas into centrifuges, resumes enrichment at facility - Tasnim

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Iran resumed uranium enrichment at its underground Fordow nuclear facility by injecting uranium gas into centrifuges, Iran's Tasnim news agency quoted the country's Atomic Energy Organisation (AEOI) as saying on Thursday.

          

Millennials cheer New Zealand lawmaker's 'OK, Boomer' remark

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A 25-year-old New Zealand lawmaker's "OK, Boomer" response in parliament when heckled by an older colleague is being cheered by millennials around the world.

          

Baidu quarterly revenue beats estimates

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Chinese search engine giant Baidu Inc beat analysts' estimates for quarterly revenue on Wednesday, sending its shares up 6% in extended trading.

          

U.S. diplomats to star in public impeachment hearings next week

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Three U.S. diplomats who expressed alarm about President Donald Trump's dealings with Ukraine will serve as star witnesses when Democrats bring their impeachment case against Trump directly to the public with televised congressional hearings next week, lawmakers said on Wednesday.

          

UPDATE 1-Square profit tops estimates on growth in subscription and services business

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Payments processor Square Inc beat analysts' estimates for quarterly profit on Wednesday, as it earned more from its subscription and services business.

          

Qualcomm's upbeat profit forecast, results send shares higher

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Qualcomm Inc forecast current-quarter profit above Wall Street expectations and beat estimates for fourth-quarter revenue from its closely watched licensing business, sending its shares up 5% in extended trading.

          

UPDATE 3-California reveals Facebook probe, says social media company stonewalling investigation

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California revealed for the first time an 18-month investigation into Facebook Inc's privacy practices and accused the social media giant on Wednesday of hampering the probe by failing to turn over emails from Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg.

          

Regulators want revised Boeing 737 MAX software documentation - company

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U.S. and European regulators have asked Boeing Co to revise documentation on its proposed 737 MAX software fix, the planemaker confirmed Wednesday, a development that further complicates its efforts to return the jet to service by year-end.

          

Fitbit reports a 12% fall in revenue

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Wearable device maker Fitbit Inc reported its first drop in revenue in five quarters on Wednesday as it faced intense competition from deeper-pocket companies such as Apple Inc and Samsung Electronics Co Ltd , underscoring challenges for buyer Alphabet Inc's Google.

          

Oil down more than $1 a barrel on U.S. crude build, delay in U.S.-China trade pact

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Oil prices dropped more than $1 a barrel on Wednesday after a much larger-than-expected build in U.S. crude inventories and after Reuters reported that the signing of a U.S.-China trade deal could be delayed until December.

          

UPDATE 3-U.S. SEC enforcement activity hits second-highest level ever in 2019

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Enforcement activity by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in fiscal 2019 resulted in $4.3 billion in fines and disgorgements, up from $3.9 billion a year earlier, the regulator said on Wednesday.

          

Square qtrly profit jumps nearly 50%

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Payments processor Square Inc reported a near 50% rise in third-quarter profit on Wednesday, as the company benefited from growth in its subscription and services business.

          

Fox Corp's first-quarter revenue rises 5%

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Fox Corp reported a 5% rise in first-quarter revenue on Wednesday, as the media company collected higher fees from cable and satellite operators and online distributors.

          

Canada's top court hears Uber case that may drive change in gig labour rules

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Canada's Supreme Court on Wednesday heard arguments in an appeal by Uber Technologies Inc against a ruling in favour of one of its drivers that could affect how the country classifies workers in the so-called gig economy.

          

Roku quarterly net loss widens on higher costs

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Roku Inc reported a bigger net loss in the third quarter, as the video streaming device-maker spent more to attract subscribers to its video streaming platform, sending shares down 15% in extended trading.

          

Explainer: Chile's constitutional conundrum: To change or not to change?

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The social revolt that exploded into violence in Chile 20 days ago has brought old social, economic and political demands back onto the table.

          

GoDaddy reports 12% rise in quarterly revenue

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Web hosting company GoDaddy Inc on Wednesday reported a 12% rise in third-quarter revenue as it added more customers.

          

IAC revenue beats on strong dating, homeservices business

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IAC/InterActiveCorp reported third-quarter revenue on Wednesday that edged past analysts' estimates, driven by strong growth across all its businesses, including Tinder-owner Match Group and ANGI Homeservices.

          

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

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China's Foreign Ministry on Wednesday urged Canada's re-elected Liberal Party government to immediately release detained Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou.

          

Xerox in $33 billion bid for HP - sources

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U.S. printer maker Xerox Holdings Corp has made a roughly $33 billion (£25.68 billion) cash-and-stock offer for personal computer maker HP Inc , a move on a company more than three times its size, people familiar with the matter said on Wednesday.

          

White House expects two new hires to bolster Trump impeachment defense - official

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The White House is expected to recruit two advisers to take a more aggressive posture in defending President Donald Trump in the congressional impeachment inquiry over his dealings with Ukraine, a senior administration official said on Wednesday.

          

UPDATE 3-Xerox in $33 billion bid for HP -sources

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U.S. printer maker Xerox Holdings Corp has made a roughly $33 billion cash-and-stock offer for personal computer maker HP Inc, a move on a company more than three times its size, people familiar with the matter said on Wednesday.

          

Canada's top court hears Uber case that may drive change in gig labor rules

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Canada's Supreme Court on Wednesday heard arguments in an appeal by Uber Technologies Inc against a ruling in favor of one of its drivers that could affect how the country classifies workers in the so-called gig economy.

          

British Labour party deputy leader Watson to stand down at election

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Tom Watson, deputy leader of Britain's Labour Party, said on Wednesday he would stand down as a lawmaker at December's election, citing personal reasons and playing down his political differences with party chief Jeremy Corbyn.

          

Two murder suspects captured at Mexico border after escaping California jail

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Two murder suspects were captured at the U.S.-Mexican border while attempting to walk back into the United States on Wednesday, three days after escaping from a California jail hundreds of miles to the north, police said.

          

UPDATE 1-China urges re-elected Canadian government to free Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou

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China's Foreign Ministry on Wednesday urged Canada's re-elected Liberal Party government to immediately release detained Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou.

          

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

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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson tried to fire up supporters with a Brexit rallying cry on Wednesday after the first day of his election campaign was marred by a ministerial resignation, a gaffe about a deadly tower blaze and a doctored video advert.

          

Thirty-seven killed in attack on Canadian miner Semafo convoy in Burkina Faso

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Thirty-seven civilians were killed and more than 60 wounded in an attack by an unidentified gunman on a convoy transporting workers of Canadian gold miner Semafo in eastern Burkina Faso, regional authorities said on Wednesday.

          

Faith in Mexico shaken for 'true believer' Mormon communities

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The massacre of nine women and children in northern Mexico could test breakaway Mormon families' attachment to communities that for decades have been a haven for a way of life shunned by the mainstream Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

          

Bolivian opposition leaders rally as violence flares

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A Bolivian protest leader will make a second attempt to reach La Paz on Wednesday to demand President Evo Morales step down, a gambit which has sparked a fierce backlash from government supporters while helping rally a split opposition.

          

Canada PM cites 'positive momentum' on trade deal as U.S. official visits

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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Wednesday cited "positive momentum" in the U.S. process to ratify a new North American trade deal, which has been in limbo for months amid concerns over labour standards.

          

French lottery group's IPO priced in range of 16.50-19.90 euros - Le Maire

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The price range for the initial public offering of state-controlled lottery operator Francaise des Jeux (FDJ) will be set between 16.50 euros and 19.90 euros per share, French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said in a newspaper interview.

          

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

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Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan spoke by phone with U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday and the two leaders reconfirmed they will meet in Washington on Nov. 13 at Trump's invitation, Turkish officials said.

          

Exclusive: U.S.-China trade deal signing could be delayed to December; London a possible venue - source

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A meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping to sign a long-awaited interim trade deal could be delayed until December as discussions continue over terms and venue, a senior official of the Trump administration told Reuters on Wednesday.

          

Blackstone CEO is optimistic U.S., China will agree trade deal

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Private equity firm Blackstone Group Inc Chief Executive Stephen Schwarzman said on Wednesday he was optimistic that the United States and China would resolve their 16-month-long trade war, helping to ease tensions between two of the world's biggest economies.

          

'Suspicious' incident on plane at Amsterdam's Schiphol airport proves false alarm

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A "suspicious" incident aboard an airliner that forced the evacuation of its passengers and crew at Amsterdam's Schiphol airport on Wednesday evening proved to be a false alarm, the airline said.

          

Livent CEO sees 'difficult environment' for lithium producers

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The lithium industry is working through "difficult" times due to low prices for the battery metal and global oversupply concerns, though an upswing in demand should help beginning next year, Livent Corp Chief Executive Paul Graves said on Wednesday.

          

Labour party deputy leader Watson to stand down at election

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Tom Watson, the deputy leader of Britain's Labour Party, on Wednesday said he would stand down as a lawmaker at December's election, citing personal reasons.

          

Johnson: We will get Brexit done in January

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Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Wednesday promised to take Britain out of the European Union in January, speaking at a campaign rally he used to frame the country's Dec. 12 general election as the most important in a generation.

          

Germany's Kramp-Karrenbauer wants Merkel to stay until 2021

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There is no reason for German Chancellor Angela Merkel to leave office before her planned departure in 2021, her protegee and would-be successor Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer said as they both face criticism from fellow Christian Democrats.

          

Factbox: U.S. diplomats take starring role in Trump impeachment hearings

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The U.S. officials who will testify next week at public hearings in the House of Representatives impeachment probe against President Donald Trump include the current top diplomat in Ukraine, the previous ambassador there and a diplomat who has spent much of his career fighting corruption in Ukraine and elsewhere.

          

Top U.S. diplomat in Ukraine says Burisma probe sought to hurt Joe Biden

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The top U.S. diplomat in Ukraine, William Taylor, told lawmakers he believed the push to investigate Ukrainian energy company Burisma and its ties to Hunter Biden was motivated by a desire to attack Hunter's father, former Vice President Joe Biden.

          

La Banque centrale européenne pourrait bientôt lancer une monnaie numérique publique

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Face à Libra, la résistance s'organise. L'actuelle présidence finlandaise de l'Union européenne (UE) propose la création d'une monnaie numérique chapeautée par la Banque centrale européenne (BCE), selon un document obtenu par Reuters le 5 novembre 2019.

"La BCE et les autres banques centrales de l'UE pourraient explorer les opportunités et les défis relatifs à l'émission de devises numériques", est-il écrit dans cette proposition. La Finlande invite les 28 Etats membres à développer une approche commune sur les cryptomonnaies avec la possibilité d'interdire les projets jugés trop risqués.

Un levier de boucliers par les banques ?

D'après un responsable de la BCE interrogé par Reuters, la proposition finlandaise autoriserait les consommateurs européens à utiliser de l'argent électronique qui pourrait être directement déposé auprès de la BCE, sans nécessité d'un compte en banque. Le rôle que veut attribuer la Finlande à cet organisme financier n'est pas aussi simple. Les banques pourraient jalousées ce monopole et contester cette proposition.

Mais la présidence finlandaise est consciente des difficultés inhérentes à un tel projet. Le document reprend d'ailleurs les inquiétudes exprimées par le G7 sur les risques plus généraux posés par n'importe quelle monnaie privée. Même si cette hypothétique monnaie serait publique, elle n'en serait pas moins exempte des risques de blanchiment par exemple.

Cette proposition pourrait être soumise aux ministres des Finances de l'UE le vendredi 8 novembre 2019, en vue d'une possible adoption définitive le 5 décembre 2019. Les débats risquent d'être houleux car les différents membres n'ont pas tous la même position. La France a, à plusieurs reprises, montré un intérêt envers les monnaies publiques. Le Ministre de l'Economie Bruno Le Maire avait exposé sa vision lors de la conférence de l'Organisation de coopération et de développement économiques (OCDE) sur le blockchain le 12 septembre 2019.

Concurrencer Libra

Depuis l'annonce de sa création le 18 juin 2019, la cryptomonnaie portée par Facebook et plusieurs entreprises internationales défraie la chronique. La multiplication des critiques et des pressions de la part des régulateurs a d'ailleurs poussé une partie de ses membres fondateurs à quitter le projet.

Même si le document ne cite pas explicitement la cryptomonnaie privée, on comprend aisément la volonté de concurrencer Libra en instaurant une monnaie plus acceptable car publique. Le statut des actifs financiers ne règle cependant pas la question réglementaire. Il faudrait de toute façon modifier les textes européens et nationaux pour assurer le fonctionnement effectif d'un tel dispositif.


          

Chine: les exchanges de cryptomonnaies peuvent demander à être réglementés

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À compter d’aujourd’hui, les exchanges de cryptomonnaies peuvent demander à être réglementés par la Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) de Hong Kong qui a publié un document posant le cadre pour les échanges cryptographiques.

Les nouvelles règles couvrent des aspects de la conservation des cryptos, les exigences du client, des règles anti-blanchiment et des manipulations de marché, ainsi que des questions spécifiques au secteur de la cryptomonnaie, a dit Ashley Alder, directeur général du SFC dans une conférence Fintech à Hong Kong.

"Et cela met également en évidence de nombreux nouveaux concepts auxquels nous nous habituons, tels que les portefeuilles chauds et froids, les forks, les parachutages (airdrops), etc. Nous définirons également les critères permettant aux plateformes de décider de l'inclusion d'un nouvel actif pour le trading", a-t-il ajouté.

Selon Alder, la Commission a examiné "un grand nombre d'exploitants de plateformes cryptographiques" et a conclu que "certains d'entre nous pourraient être réglementés par nous".

Toutefois, le directeur général a souligné qu'il veillerait à ce que les opérateurs de plateformes ne puissent fournir des services qu'aux investisseurs professionnels, et uniquement à ceux qui sont en mesure de démontrer qu'ils possèdent déjà une connaissance suffisante en matière d'investissement dans ce domaine.

Cette annonce est "un moment crucial pour les services financiers en Asie et indique une acceptation accrue des actifs numériques en tant que nouveau type d'instruments financiers", a déclaré à Reuters Hugh Madden, le PDG de BC Group, une société techno de trading d'actifs numériques.

Dans le même temps, Alder a également souligné que la SFC était "extrêmement préoccupée" par les plateformes offrant des contrats à terme sur actifs virtuels au public, en particulier des contrats à fort effet de levier.

"Nous allons donc publier aujourd'hui un deuxième document qui alerte les investisseurs sur ces risques. Elle indique également que ceux qui proposent des contrats à terme sur des actifs virtuels à des fins de transaction pourraient bien mener une activité illégale", a déclaré M. Alder.

Plus tôt dans la journée, il a été annoncé que le planificateur d’état de la Chine, la Commission nationale du développement et de la réforme, avait retiré le secteur du minage de Bitcoin (BTC) de la liste des industries susceptibles d’être éliminées.

Tout cela s’inscrit dans la foulée de la récente demande du président chinois Xi Jinping d’accélérer le développement de la technologie blockchain en raison de son importance "dans le nouveau cycle d’innovation technologique et de transformation industrielle" de la Chine.

Lire aussi: Les déclarations de la Chine provoquent-elles la hausse du prix du bitcoin?


          

Union européenne : nouvelle proposition pour l’élaboration d’un e-euro

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Un document de l’Union européenne (UE) indique que la Banque centrale européenne (BCE) considère la création d’une monnaie virtuelle publique de type “e-euro”, comme le rapporte Reuters le 5 novembre. Le projet, qui sera examiné cette semaine, pourrait également permettre d’esquisser des réglementations communes pour les États membres.

Réguler les cryptodevises de manière commune

La proposition incite l’Union européenne à adopter des régulations claires pour mieux encadrer le domaine des crypto-actifs. Elle suggère d’interdire purement et simplement les projets jugés trop « dangereux ». Libra est certainement placée dans cette catégorie, quand on sait que la France comme l’Allemagne ont toutes deux expliqué en septembre que le « Facebook coin » ne passerait pas par leurs territoires.

Le document pourrait être approuvé d’ici au mois de décembre, et sera soumis à discussion vendredi prochain. S’il est adopté, il s’agirait d’une des premières initiatives communes de l’UE en ce qui concerne la réglementation des cryptos. Jusque là, les approches des différents pays qui la composent étaient en effet assez hétéroclites.

Vers un e-euro pour l’Union européenne ?

Le texte évoque également les stablecoins, en particulier la création d’un possible e-euro adossé à la monnaie commune : « La BCE et les autres banques centrales de l’UE pourraient explorer utilement les opportunités et difficultés en ce qui concerne l’émission de monnaies numériques de la part des banques centrales, y compris en considérant les étapes concrètes qui pourraient y conduire. » Cette monnaie unique virtuelle et centralisée pourrait être déposée directement auprès de la BCE, sans avoir à utiliser de compte bancaire ou d’intermédiaire.

L’idée est en tout cas de réguler rapidement, face à une Libra qui continue d’inquiéter l’Union, malgré un certain ralentissement du projet ces derniers temps. Markus Ferber, un conservateur allemand, explique ainsi : « La Commission a été bien trop complaisante sur la question. Avec la menace de Libra à l’horizon, il est temps d’agir ».

Ce n’est en tout cas pas la première fois que le sujet d’un « e-euro » est évoqué. Le ministre des Finances français Bruno Le Maire a ainsi plusieurs fois confirmé son intérêt pour un projet de crypto-monnaie « publique ». C’est également le cas de son homologue allemand Olaf Scholz, qui souhaite la création d’un e-euro au niveau européen. Les discussions à venir vendredi devraient permettre de déterminer si cela est possible. Et au-delà de Libra, les politiques pourraient faire face à une opposition peut-être moins attendue : celle des banques, qui ne devraient pas voir d’un bon œil un système qui supprime les intermédiaires.

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L'Union européenne serait en préparation d’un “crypto-euro”

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Vendredi 8 octobre, les ministres des Finances de l'Union européenne pourraient débattre d'un nouveau projet invitant l'UE à développer une approche commune envers les cryptomonnaies, en interdisant éventuellement les projets jugés trop risqués. La Banque centrale européenne envisagerait d'émettre une monnaie numérique publique, selon Reuters.

Dans sa forme actuelle, le document, préparé par la présidence finlandaise de l'UE et sujet à d'éventuels amendements, intensifierait une campagne de réglementation de l'UE contre les cryptomonnaies, qui n'ont jusqu'à présent été que partiellement réglementées dans certains États membres, selon le rapport. Le document pourrait être adopté par les ministres des finances de l'UE en décembre.

"La BCE et les autres banques centrales de l'UE pourraient utilement explorer les opportunités et les défis liés à l'émission de devises numériques de banque centrale, notamment en envisageant des mesures concrètes à cet effet", selon Reuters.

L'agence cite également un responsable de la BCE qui a déclaré que, dans sa version la plus ambitieuse, le projet pourrait permettre aux consommateurs d'utiliser des espèces électroniques, qui seraient déposées directement à la BCE, sans qu'il soit nécessaire de disposer de comptes bancaires, d'intermédiaires financiers ou de contreparties de compensation.

Alors que les banques ne peuvent plus ignorer les cryptos, les monnaies fiats numériques, la Libra de Facebook est déjà confrontée à une forte résistance dans l'UE.

Le ministre français des finances, Bruno Le Maire a déclaré en septembre, en raison des risques financiers systémiques, des risques pour la souveraineté et du potentiel d'abus de domination du marché, nous "ne pouvons pas autoriser le développement de la Libra sur le sol européen".

En octobre, le G7 a demandé à ses membres de concurrencer les cryptomonnaies et les stablecoins en améliorant le système financier existant et en envisageant la publication de fiats numériques.

Lire aussi: Le Ministre de l'Économie et des Finances français s'attaque à la libra de Facebook.


          

Diamondback Energy shares plunge on lower oil output

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Source: Reuters HOUSTON (Reuters) – Shares of Diamondback Energy Inc plummeted 13% on Wednesday after the oil and gas firm disclosed a dip in third-quarter oil output, raising fresh concerns about well spacing in the top U.S. shale basin. Diamondback is not the first U.S. shale producer to see its stock drop on concerns on well interference. Shares of Concho[Read More...]

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U.S. crude stockpiles jump sharply as refiners cut activity: EIA

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Source: Reuters (Reuters) – U.S. crude oil stockpiles rose sharply last week as refineries cut output and exports dropped, while refined products extended a multi-week drawdown, the Energy Information Administration said on Wednesday.   Crude inventories rose by 7.9 million barrels in the week to Nov. 1, compared with analysts’ expectations in a Reuters poll for an increase of 1.5[Read More...]

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Erdogan potvrdil schůzku s Trumpem. Prezidenti se setkají za týden ve Washingtonu

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Turecký prezident Recep Tayyip Erdogan ve středu po telefonu hovořil se svým americkým protějškem Donaldem Trumpem. Oba státníci potvrdili, že se na Trumpovo pozvání setkají ve středu 13. listopadu ve Washingtonu. Informovala o tom agentura Reuters s odvoláním na turecké představitele.
          

Marea Britanie cere mai multe detalii privind mandatul de arestare pe numele Clarei Ponsati

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Marea Britanie a cerut mai multe detalii privind mandatul european de arestare emis de Curtea Supremă a Spaniei pe numele Clarei Ponsati, una din liderii separatişti catalani, se arată într-un document britanic publicat de autorităţile spaniole, relatează Reuters.

          

Boris Johnson promite ca Marea Britanie va iesi din Uniunea Europeana in ianuarie

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Premierul britanic Boris Johnson a promis miercuri că Marea Britanie urmează să iasă din Uniunea Europeană în luna ianuarie, în contextul în care liderii ţărilor europene au aprobat o nouă amânare, relatează site-ul agenţiei Reuters.

          

Dickes Gewinnplus gibt neuem BMW-Chef Rückenwind

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- von Jörn PoltzMünchen (Reuters) - Florierende Geschäfte mit SUVs lassen die Gewinne bei BMW wieder sprudeln.

Weil sich die neuen Modelle des X3 und X4 und andere Stadtgeländewagen weltweit gut verkaufen, stieg der Überschuss im Sommerquartal ...


          

Walgreens reportedly considers going private, possibly the largest leveraged buyout ever. Here’s what that could mean.

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Walgreens is exploring a potential deal to take the company private, as the pharmacy chain grapples with shifting costumer habits and pressures on its pharmacy business.

Reuters first reported Tuesday Walgreens was exploring the move. Such a step would remove the company from the public eye and...


          

冬の足音Ⅱ

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 1853 ~ 1890 / オランダ  / 後期印象派             作


  「Wheatfield_with_crows」です。

 Gogh 最晩年の 傑作。


☆曇り、冷え込み厳しい。


「往生際の悪さ」極まる、退陣 即 逮捕 を恐れておるのだろう、

何様 「半島のDNA」だから、日本人とは違うわなぁ、

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今週の国会は野党の見せ場だ。

政治とカネをめぐる疑惑で菅原経産相に続き、河井法相がドミノ辞任。

萩生田文科相の「身の丈」発言で 問題山積が露呈した

大学入学共通テストでの英語民間試験 の実施延期問題もある。

腐敗臭漂う膿があふれ出てきた安倍政権を、

とことん追及する舞台が用意されている。

5日は衆院文科委員会。

英語民間試験をテーマに、全国高校長協会会長や民間業者の

ベネッセコーポレーション関係者が招かれての参考人質疑が行われ、

問題点があぶり出され、6日は衆院、8日は参院で予算委員会の集中審議。

安倍首相も出席する。

辞任した2閣僚の任命責任 が問われることになる。

立憲民主党の 安住国対委員長は先週金曜(1日)の野党の合同会合で

「国民に 任命責任と政治責任を謝罪し、なぜああいう閣僚を登用したか

きちんと話をしろ ということだ」と激しかった。

辞任したものの 菅原も河井も説明責任を果たしていない。

安倍は“更迭”した後は 政権とは無関係とばかりに疑惑にフタで、

頬かむりしようとしているが、許されない。


英語民間試験の問題にしても、ひとまず延期されたからいい、というわけじゃない。

4日、立憲の枝野代表が「なぜこんなおかしな制度 をつくることになったのか。

いきさつが一番、本質的な問題だ」と言っていた。

その通りで、経済格差、地域格差を助長するような欠陥制度が

どうして導入にまで至ったのか、その背景にどんな利権が蠢いているのか。

核心が明らかにされなければ、見直しなど絵に描いた餅だ。

さらには萩生田の「身の丈」発言 が映し出す 安倍政権の本質。

格差を肯定し、機会の平等がうたわれている教育にまで

自己責任を持ち込む考え方は、萩生田の本音であり、安倍の本音でもある。

国民を愚弄する安倍政治 そのものだ。

「野党は、衆院120人の統一会派なら 政権を追い込む力になる

ということがようやく分かった。 特に萩生田大臣は安倍首相の側近で、

辞任した2閣僚とは内閣に与える衝撃度が違う。

首が危うくなるくらい野党が萩生田氏を攻撃すれば、

政権は相当揺さぶられることになる。

英語民間試験問題は受験生のような若い人が政治に関心を持つきっかけ

になるかもしれない。 野党の攻め方次第で、安倍首相以外の選択肢の存在

を見せつけられる」(政治ジャーナリスト・角谷浩一氏)



☆次は「3T」か、河野か、小泉か

辞任ドミノはこの先も止まらないのではないか。

萩生田はもちろんのこと、自民党内では、内閣改造直後から危険視されていた

「魔の3T」のスキャンダル噴出を懸念する声もある。

武田国家公安委員長、竹本IT担当相、田中復興相の3人。

暴力団関係者との交際疑惑を抱えている。

国会の質問通告が流出した一件で、「責任を取る」と口にした

北村地方創生担当相も危うい。

その後「一般論」だと逃げているが、ポンコツ大臣だけに 失言を繰り返すだろう。

北村同様、暴言が危なっかしいのは河野防衛相だ。

自身のパーティーで「私は雨男。防衛大臣になってから台風が3つ」

と発言し、笑いを取る無神経。

ヤバイと思っているのか、3日は小泉環境相と一緒に台風19号で

甚大な被害を受けた長野県に入り、避難所や災害ごみ置き場を視察する

パフォーマンスだった。

その小泉もかつての人気は風前のともしびだ。

最近、話題になったのは、滝川クリステル夫人が所有する3億円によって

新閣僚の資産公開でトップに躍り出たことぐらい。

大臣としては、薄っぺらさがバレて 最近は安全運転。

海外の要人との会談では 得意の英語を今も使っているらしいが、

「英語は危険。 ニュアンスが伝わらない」(閣僚経験者)

と自民党内でも懸念されているという。


「野党が質問分担して、問題閣僚を集中攻撃すれば、

この先も同時多発的な失言や立ち往生となる場面が出てくる。

萩生田氏同様、小泉氏にボロが出れば 政権へのダメージは大きいでしょう」
(角谷浩一氏=前出)

今の安倍内閣は、まさに疑惑のデパート。

永田町では、このペースでドミノ辞任が続けば、やがて誰もいなくなる

のではないか、というブラックジョークすら囁かれている。


☆醜聞炸裂の裏に、安倍の無責任な 卑しい思考

よくぞここまで問題閣僚が揃ったものだが、

上が腐れば下まで腐るといういい例である。

「アベノミクスだ」 「外交の安倍だ」 などとエラソーに喧伝

してきたものの、結局は「口先発言」と 「やってる感」だけなのが安倍だ。

揚げ句には、モリカケ疑惑で行政を歪め、官僚に忖度させ、

公文書偽造までさせるに至った。

それでも安倍も他の閣僚も 誰も責任を取らず、平気の平左で どこ吹く風。

要は、「類は友を呼ぶ」ハレンチ、チンピラ内閣だということ。

安倍自身が「逃げるが勝ち」 「バレなきゃ 何してもいい」

「開き直れば 突っ切れる」という無責任な卑しい思考の持ち主だから、

似たようなやからが集まるのである。


今度の菅原、河井のドミノ辞任も、2人が菅官房長官の側近だから、

安倍は、「菅の責任だから 知ったこっちゃない」と内心思っているらしい。

醜聞炸裂の異常事態は、安倍の本性が招いた必然 と言っていい。

安倍の生い立ちについても取材している政治評論家の野上忠興氏がこう話す。

「安倍さんの養育係だったウメさんの話を思い出します。

『晋ちゃんは頑固で いじっぱり』

『宿題を“やったよ” というからノートを見ると真っ白だった。

ちゃらんぽらんというか、いい加減というか』と言っていた。

つまり、人の痛みを感じない。その場をしのげればいい、ということ。

お坊ちゃん育ちなのもありますが、さすがに公人、

それも一国のトップになれば変わるものなのに、

安倍さんには『総理』という意識はあっても、自覚が足りない。

第1次政権での退陣も、参院選敗北で責任を取ればよかったが、

ズルズル引っ張って、体調を崩して、代表質問直前に “突然死”した。

自ら きちっとケジメをつけられない のです」



☆辞任3人目で 内閣沈没

安倍が毎度繰り返す「任命責任は私にあり、国民に深くおわび申し上げる」

というセリフも、その場を取り繕っているだけだというのは、

もはや国民の誰もが知っている。

考えてみれば、森友問題で「私や妻が関係していたら総理大臣も国会議員も辞める」

とたんかを切っても逃げたのだから、自分が任命した閣僚ごときのために、

責任など取るはずがない。

第2次政権以降で10人が辞任しているが、閣僚など次から次へと

首をすげ替えれば済む とでも思っているのだろう。

だが、政治評論家の森田実氏は、

「今回は甘くない。 情勢は 根本的に変わってきた」とこう続ける。

「自民党内ですら『辞任3人目 が出たら、安倍内閣は沈没する』

という見方が強まっている。

安倍首相は攻めには強いが、守りには弱い。

今は完全に守勢に立たされています。

4日、タイで開かれているASEAN首脳会議で、

安倍首相が韓国の文在寅大統領と10分間の会談をしたのも

焦りの表れでしょう。

最近は自民党内からも安倍首相の 対韓姿勢を『やりすぎ』と批判する声

が出始めている。政権がガタついてくると、党内の権力基盤も揺らぐ。

沈没は意外に早い と見ています」

いよいよ、この内閣は醜聞で空中分解 の運命をたどることになりそうだ。



Gogh、二枚目、

 

「Haystacks 干し草の山 Under a Rainy Sky」です。



同趣旨の記事です、

◆https://www.nikkan-gendai.com/articles/view/news/264227
日刊ゲンダイ  2019/11/06
◎腐ったみかん箱 … 歴史に残る犯罪者集団 となった安倍政権
 金子勝の「天下の逆襲」


悪夢の安倍政権の瓦解が始まった。

いまや腐ったみかん箱で、腐敗がはびこっている。

モリカケ疑惑を抱える首相を 検察はほったらかし。

証拠隠蔽から公文書改ざんまで 何でもアリになった。

そんなありさまだから、違法献金がバレた 高市総務相は謝罪して

返金したら おとがめナシ。

一方、第4次安倍再改造内閣で 辞任第1号となった菅原前経産相、

第2号の河井前法相は 露骨な公選法違反 で言い逃れの余地がなかった。

「メロンリスト」の菅原は 地元有権者の葬儀で公設秘書が香典を手渡し、

河井は7月の参院選で 妻の陣営が ウグイス嬢に

法定上限2倍の日当を払っていたと報じられた。

だが、司直の手が伸びるかは分からない。

安倍首相の盟友の甘利元経済再生相 は大臣室で現金を授受。

小渕元経産相は政治資金規正法違反が浮上すると、

証拠のフロッピーなどをドリルで破壊した。

それでも大臣を辞めれば議員辞職は免れる インチキが常態化。

ロッキード事件やリクルート事件では 首相や官房長官経験者でも

検察に容赦なく追及されていたものだが、

「巨悪を 眠らせない」 かつての姿は 見る影もない。


捜査当局の堕落は、関電の原発マネー還流問題が極めて象徴的だ。

郵便不正事件をめぐる大阪地検特捜部の証拠改ざんで

懲戒処分を受けた小林敬弁護士が 社内調査委員会の委員長に就き、

金品授受を 取締役会に報告させなかった。

菅原の前任者の 世耕元経産相も悪質だ。

世耕は2012~15年、福井県高浜町の元助役 が相談役を務めていた

「柳田産業」から 計600万円の献金を受領。

当時、高浜原発3、4号機は福井地裁による再稼働差し止めの仮処分中。

官房副長官だった世耕は 原子力関係閣僚会議のメンバーで、

原発を「重要なベースロード電源」とするエネルギー基本計画に関わっていた。

贈収賄の疑いが消えない。

しかも、関電は13年と15年に電気料金値上げを認可された。

関電経営陣と共に 世耕もキックバックを受けていた構図が浮かんでくる。

16年に 経産相就任後は 30年度の原発比率を20~22%とする目標を策定。

老朽原発をすべて動かさなければ成立しない トンデモ計画をまとめたのである。

経産省は 特別背任の嫌疑がある岩根茂樹社長が指名した

検察OBによる第三者委員会 の調査を見守るなどと、ヌルい態度を取っている。

お手盛り委員会に 証拠隠滅を許しているも同然だ。

「経産省内閣」 と揶揄される 安倍政権は

歴史に残る犯罪者集団 と言われても仕方あるまい。




Gogh、三枚目、



「Wheatfield with Sheaves 束 1888」です。



良い投稿がついておる、

◆http://my.shadowcity.jp/2019/11/post-16683.html
ネットゲリラ  (2019年11月 6日)
◎日本のためになる政策 はつぶされる


MMTなんだが、あれは政策を指す言葉ではなく、
単なる「今、起きている現象」を示す言葉。
それを踏まえてどういう政策を採るか というのは、
それぞれ政治家によって違うだろう。
国債を減らしたいというので 税金上げて、国民の富を奪う
ことばかりやっていれば、国全体がどんどん貧しくなり、
経済は縮小して行く。
ユダ菌の手羽先が 政治を牛耳っている日本だから
そんな政策がまかり通るのであって、
日本経済を貶め、国民の富を奪うのが目的の 清和会なのだ。


  ☆https://news.tv-asahi.co.jp/news_economy/articles/000168473.html
  テレ朝 2019/11/06
  ◎「MMT」名付け親 “麻生氏の発言は ナンセンス”

  日本のように自国通貨で 国債を発行できる国は
  借金の残高にこだわる必要はないという、
  MMT(現代貨幣理論)の名付け親が来日し、
  麻生財務大臣の発言を「ナンセンスだ」と指摘しました。

  ニューカッスル大学、ビル・ミッチェル教授:
  「日本の財務大臣は 『MMTの実験場 になる気はない』と言っているが
  全く無意味です。 ナンセンスです」
  オーストラリア・ニューカッスル大学のビル・ミッチェル教授は
  「日本をMMTの実験場にする気はない」との麻生大臣の過去の発言について、
  「MMTは 政策ではなく概念で、実験場にするかどうかという話ではない」
  と主張しました。ミッチェル教授はさらに、
  国が借金をする際の制約は 赤字額ではなくインフレにある ため、
  長い間、物価が低迷している日本では もっと財政出動をするべきだ
  としています。MMTを巡っては、7月にも 提唱者の1人である
  ニューヨーク州立大学のステファニー・ケルトン教授が来日するなど、
  日本国内でも徐々に 注目を集めています。



「今、起きている現象」を正しく認識されてしまったら、
売国政策、増税収奪政策 が通用しなくなる。
だからユダ菌の手羽先どもは 必死にMMT反対を叫ぶw


  ------------------------------
  「自国通貨で 国債を発行できる国は
  借金の残高に こだわる必要はない」
  ↑
  こんなのがまかり通ったら 世界経済は大混乱に陥る
  ------------------------------
  ↑まったく逆だな

  意味のない債務残高 にこだわって
  必要のない増税 を行った国によって
  世界経済が 混乱を迎えようとしている
  ------------------------------
  今の日本政府は 一般国民からの収奪を強化し、
  国力を低下させるのが 目的だから
  日本のためになる政策 はつぶされるよ
  ------------------------------
  MMTでも 制約はインフレ率 って言ってるから
  結局どこまで借金できるか って程度の話にきこえる
  ------------------------------
  ↑そのとおりだけど アホな政治家は
  その歯止めが効かないってことを 懸念してるんでしょ
  つまり自信がないのよ
  ------------------------------
  普通に考えて 自国民の借金がいかに増えようと
  関係ないよな
  国の借金=民の資産
  ------------------------------
  右翼と左翼の概念からして違うぞ
  どちらも愛国精神に基づいた
  自国発展を目指す方法の思想の相違であって、
  自国民の幸福はどちらもが目的とする所だ

  自民党は売国精神の持ち主だから右翼でも左翼でもない
  同様にそれを支持するネトウヨもただの売国奴
  現に右翼論客は 安倍を売国奴と 切り捨て始めている

  デフレの方が金持ちの資産価値は高止まりしたまま
  になるし、安い労働力を得やすい
  意図的にデフレにしようとしている経団連と
  ズブズブの売国自民党が今のデフレ状況を
  簡単にひっくり返せるMMTに賛同する要素は無いよ

  で、MMTはというと...
  経済理論の革新という意味では左翼的思想だけど、
  対外黒字を盾にした自国優先な理論 であるから、
  そういう意味では右翼的思想に基づいている
  なもんで右翼左翼ともに 賛同を得られてるんだと思う
  ------------------------------
  https://jp.reuters.com/article/
  消費増税 - 3度目の誤り=MMT理論のミッチェル教授が
  都内で講演-idJPL3N27L1YQ

  ミッチェル教授はMMTに関し
  「理論というよりも マクロ経済を理解するための
  レンズのような枠組み」と表現。
  ある国が 主体的に通貨を発行している場合、
  完全雇用の状態にないのであれば、財政支出に制約はなく、
  日本のように完全雇用を達成している場合は、
  人手不足や急激な物価上昇など
  実体経済面での需給逼迫が生じるまで 財政支出が可能と説明した。
  ------------------------------
  家計なら、借金は、
  自分の所得で返すか 財産を処分する以外に 返済方法はない。

  しかし国家には 通貨発行権があるため、
  自国の通貨で発行した国債は
  通貨発行権によって いくらでも返済できる。

  日銀券である紙幣の通貨発行権は 実際は日銀が持ってるが、
  日銀は政府の子会社なので 両者を統合して考えれば、
  通貨発行権は政府が持っている と考えて問題ない。

  2019年3月末時点で、日銀は 約450兆円の国債を保有。
  国債の代金として、
  これだけの金額を 銀行の日銀当座預金に振り込んでいる。
  日銀当座預金と 日銀券(現金通貨)は 事実上同じもので、
  日銀は国債を買うために 通貨発行権を行使する。
  通貨発行権の行使には制限はないので、
  日銀はいくらでも通貨が発行できる。

  つまり日銀はいくらでも国債を買い取ることができる。
  これを政府の側からいえば、日銀が国債を買い取る限り
  いくらでも国債を発行できる。

  ここが家計と 根本的に全く異なる点 な!

  明らかに、財務省はわざと 家計と国家財政を混同させている。
  混同させた方が、
  国家の財政危機をでっち上げ 
  国民に増税をアピールしやすいからだ。
  しかもわざわざ 財務省HPに載せている。
  これは、森友問題での公文書書き換えが
  比べ物にならないぐらい 重大で犯罪的な行為。
  財務省による 悪質な情報操作だろ!( 怒り )
  ------------------------------
  もし財政赤字に嫌気がさし 国債が投げ売りされたとしても、
  日銀には通貨発行権があり、
  国債は円建てで発行されているから、
  日銀はその国債を 無制限に買い支えることができる。
  なので、そもそも国債の暴落などからして ありえない。

  日銀が買い支えなかったらどうするか? というのは愚問。
  物価の安定こそが 日銀の使命で、
  通貨が暴落し ハイパーインフレーションになることは、
  日銀法に違反する行為だからだ。

  また、市中銀行がヘソ曲げて
  「 絶対に国債を買わないぞ! 」
  とストライキを起こしたら、
  政府紙幣を発行すればいい。

  そもそも国債は利子を払わればならないし、負債に計上されるが、
  政府紙幣ならその必要すらない。
  何なら政府短期証券みたく、日銀が国債を直接引き受けても構わない。

  要するに、通貨発行権を持つ主権国家が、
  自国通貨建ての国債を発行しすぎて 返済不能になることなど、
  絶対にありえない!

  それをいかにも破たんするかのように怖がるのは、
  通貨発行権のある国家と 一般家庭を混同しているから。

  インフレ率が インタゲ2%を超えない限り
  (インフレ率が3%にならない限り。
  尚、高度成長期のインフレ率は 7%だったが、
  当時、物価高で生活が苦しい という者は誰もいなかった)、
  国債は 無制限に発行しても良い。
  それ以上でも それ以下でもない。
  ------------------------------
  MMTについて理解すれば、
  改めて財務省が分けの分からないことをやっている のが分かる!

  そもそも政府は
  「 徴税し、それを元に 予算執行 」 しているわけではない。
  毎年、まず政府が 短期証券を発行。
  日銀がそれを直接引き受け、日銀当座預金を設ける。
  政府は予算執行の際、
  請負業者に対して 政府小切手を振り出し支出する。

  税金を徴収するのは、その後。
  つまり、別に政府は税収がなくても 普通に支出できる。
  というか、している。
  なんで 財務省的プライマリーバランス絶対主義は
  全くもって意味がない!

  この現実 をMMTではスペンディング ・ ファーストと呼んでいる。

  日銀の国債引き受けについて、
  財政法5条で禁じられている! と否定しようとする人は、
  そもそも毎年 膨大な国家予算規模の 政府短期証券を
  日銀が直接引き受けているという現実を、
  直視しなければならない。

  ちなみに国債にせよ政府短期証券にせよ、
  統合政府で考えれば 相殺になってしまうため、
  債務不履行の可能性は ゼロw

  これを理解すると、
  税金は 国民から政府への 所得移転でしかないことが分かる。
  無論、税金には、ビルトイン ・ スタビライザーや所得再分配、
  日本円の使用を強制するなど、
  複数の役割があるが、
  少なくとも 「 政府の 負債返済 」 のためには必要ない。

  ところが、財務省は 消費税を増税し、
  ガチで 負債返済 ( 財政赤字 圧縮 ) をやっていたわけで、
  完全に 「 頭がおかしい 」 財政運営 を続けている! ( 怒り )
  ------------------------------
  ケルトンが言ってたのは

  財政出動をするときに従来は 税収の範囲にしなくちゃいけない
  というのが間違いで その前に政府は貨幣を発行して投資してる。
  税収との収支をバランスさせるのではなくて、
  インフレ率をバランスさせる、というのがMMTの核心部分。
  だからMMTほどインフレ率を注視する理論 は存在しないということ。
  したがってMMTで ハイパーになるのっていう批判は間違いということ。

  MMTは経済を極大化するということ。 インタゲの話。
  MMTは様々なインフレ制御対策を用意してる ということ。

  あとは日本の状況が MMTをやれる環境にありながら
  逆をやってる ということ。
  ------------------------------
  実践と実証を 間違えてるよな
  日本が1000兆円を超えて国債発行しても、
  国債金利は 上がるどころか低下してる
  この事実がMMTが正しい理論であることの一つの証拠
  として使われてる
  これが正しい認識

  そして旧来の貨幣理論ではこの現象を説明できない
  金利は高騰して、利回りで
  日本財政は破綻するっのが、旧来の予想
  それが外れたんだから、
  旧来の理論が間違ってる ことは、日本が証明した
  ------------------------------
  MMTにおいて 最も重要な考え方は
  「国家の赤字は 民間の黒字に化ける」
  ということ。
  これは国家が黒字になろうとすると
  民間が赤字になる傾向が出る、ということでもある。
  すなわち、国家の財政健全化(黒字化)は
  危険な考えである、ということ。
  ------------------------------
  角栄も従来の政治家も 「量」だけを見ていたよ
  MMTは収支額ではなくて インフレ率をバランスさせるから違う。
  まあ角栄は失敗してないけどな 
  日本を大きく発展させたのは間違いない
  ------------------------------
  そもそも「借金」って単語 を使うのは日本だけ
  自国通貨建てなんだから 借金ですらない
  海外で言う「国の借金」って 外貨建てのこと言うんやで
  ------------------------------
  大平の謎の死、で 繁栄の日本はオワタな
  その後は バカ総理ばかり
  完全にアメリカの犬 に成り下がった
  でも命が惜しいからなー、皆
  ------------------------------
  名目インフレしてくれないと誰も投資しない
  ってのは高校生でもわかるよな?
  なんで30年もやらないの? ってだけなんだが
  簡単にできるのに、わざとやらない
  つまり日本人を 減らしたい勢力がいて、
  しかもそれらは 天下を牛耳ってる
  ------------------------------
  イギリスだって これやりたいから
  自国通貨に拘って ユーロ離脱してんだからな
  ------------------------------


現象と政策をわざとごっちゃにしてMMTを貶めよう
というのは、国民の資産を奪い続ける上級国民にとってだけ、
都合の良い話だ。そんな事をしてるうちに、
日本はどんどん 萎んで行く。


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  800兆円を超えて普通国債発行しても、
  国債金利は 上がるどころか低下している。
  この事実がMMTが正しい理論であることの根拠だ。
  そして旧来の経済・貨幣理論ではこの現象を説明できない。
  金利は高騰して利回りで
  日本財政は破綻するのが旧来の予想だった。
  それが何十年も外れたたのだから、
  旧来の理論が間違ってる ことは日本が証明している。

  現代資本主義は「政府」「民間」双方が
  借金(信用創造)をするからこそ経済成長できる。
  そして景気の調子によって
  「政府」:「民間」の 借金の比率を調整する。

  自国通貨建ての国内債 の場合 は国内で
  債券と家計貯蓄(国民資産)の付け替えループ をしてるだけで、
  総支出=総需要の 調節手段でしかない。

  物やサービスの供給力はメガバンクのリストラに見られるように、
  AIやITの技術進歩によって確実に拡大している。
  需要と供給のギャップを埋めるためには、
  企業が賃上げや投資をしない以上、国債発行による財政支出増しかない。
  そして、介護・保育・教育・インフラなどに対する
  十兆円単位の支出が 最も有効だ。




田中 宇(さかい)説 への 反論ですなぁ。

手前は まだ 半信半疑なのが 正直なところ です。

ハッキリした 先行モデル がないのでねぇ。

勿論 現状は最悪です。 山本太郎政権に おおいに期待していますよ。



          

Máxima tensión en Chile: nuevos disturbios y una batalla campal en las calles de Santiago

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Protestas y violencia en Chile, REUTERSProtestas en Chile, REUTERS

Tras tres semanas de protestas, las calles de la capital de Chile parecen no tener paz: se produjeron nuevos hechos de violencia durante las protestas en contra del presidente Sebastián Piñera.

 

En Santiago, las calles se volvieron a convertir en una batalla campal con violentos disturbios y las fuerzas de seguridad reprimieron a los manifestantes con balas de goma y gases lacrimógenos.

Protestas y violencia en Chile, REUTERS

Desde que comenzó el estallido social en el país trasandino, la cantidad de muertos ascendió a 23, se reportan más de 2.500 heridos y hay unos 7.000 detenidos.

 

"Las cifras que dio el Instituto (Nacional) de Derechos Humanos de heridos, de 1.570 (...) se quedaron cortos", indicó el presidente de la Cruz Roja chilena, Patricio Acosta, tras lo cual añadió: "Son más de 2.000, 2.500. Responsablemente puedo decir que son más de 2.500 hasta la fecha".

Protestas y violencia en Chile, REUTERS

Pese a las incesantes protestas y marchas en su contra y la ola de violencia, Piñera no da su brazo a torcer aunque ya se abrió a reformar la Constitución por primera vez desde que comenzó el conflicto.

 


          

Bolsonaro bajó a su vice y enviará a un ministro para asunción de Alberto Fernández

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Jair Bolsonaro, REUTERSJair Bolsonaro

Luego de anunciar que no asistiría personalmente a la asunción de Alberto Fernández al frente de la Casa Rosada, el presidente de Brasil, Jair Bolsonaro, bajó a su vicepresidente, Hamilton Mourao, de la ceremonia del próximo 10 de diciembre y, en cambio, enviará a un ministro.


El cambio se da en medio de la serie de cortocircuitos que vienen marcando el vínculo entre el titular del Palacio del Planalto y el Presidente electo, incluso desde los tiempos previos a las elecciones primarias del 11 de agosto.


Tras lamentar el triunfo del Frente de Todos en los comicios, el líder del Partido Social Liberal había anticipado que no iba a participar de la ceremonia de asunción de Alberto Fernández.
Hace escasas horas, se había informado que en su lugar asistiría el vicepresidente, Hamilton Mourao.


Sin embargo, este miércoles, la vocera del Palacio del Planalto, Elane Cajazeira, advirtió que se había producido un cambio y que, finalmente, será un ministro quien representará a Brasil en los actos protocolares.

 

Este episodio se suma a las tensiones que comenzaron desde que Fernández ganó en las urnas el pasado 27 de octubre.

 


          

Familia masacrada en México: cómo los niños que sobrevivieron pudieron escapar

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La masacre de nueve miembros de una familia mormona de doble nacionalidad en la frontera entre México y Estados Unidos, seis niños y tres mujeres, atribuida a una banda criminal por razones aún desconocidas, generó estupor en ambas naciones y tensiones bilaterales.


Los miembros de la familia LeBaron transitaban en la frontera entre los estados de Sonora y Chihuahua, cerca de los límites con Estados Unidos, cuando hombres armados los emboscaron, aparentemente según el ministro de Seguridad Pública Alfonso Durazo, al confundirlos con miembros de una banda rival.

 

Julián LeBaron, un activista anticrimen, confirmó que 9 personas de su familia murieron, 6 de ellas niños y 3 mujeres y 6 resultaron heridas.

 

Durante la emboscada de presuntos miembros del crimen organizado a dos furgonetas donde viajaban miembros de una misma familia de apellido LeBaron de mormones mexicano estadounidenses, perecieron tres mujeres y seis niños, dos de ellos recién nacidos y otras 6 personas resultaron heridas.

Masacre en México, restos de auto de la familia, REUTERS


Lograron escapar con vida ocho niños, algunos de ellos bebés. Unos pudieron esconderse entre la maleza, otros caminaron por kilómetros en busca de ayuda. Un bebé fue escondido por su madre en el suelo de su camioneta Suburban.


Kendra Miller, Devin Blake Langford, de 13 años, no sufrió heridas y caminó 22,5 kilómetros de regreso a La Mora, donde queda su casa, para pedir ayuda.


Mckenzie Rayne Langford, caminó horas a oscuras y fue encontrada recién después de que los demás fueron rescatados.

Masacre en México, restos de auto de la familia, REUTERS


Entre los fallecidos había una mujer, sus mellizos de ocho meses, su hija de 10 años y otro hijo de 12. También otra madre, que yacía tendida en el asiento delantero de otro Suburban junto a los cuerpos baleados de sus hijos de 11 y 2 años; y una tercera, cuyo cuerpo baleado apareció a unos 15 metros de su coche, en la montañosa zona de Sonora.


          

Masacre en México: quiénes son los LeBarón, la familia mormona asesinada

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Familia masacrada en MéxicoFamilia LeBarón

Al menos nueve miembros de una familia mormona estadounidense asentada en el norte de México murieron tras ser atacados en una "emboscada", el más reciente episodio de la violencia asociada al crimen organizado, al que el presidente Donald Trump ofreció ayudar a combatir si el Gobierno mexicano lo solicita.

 

Seis niños, incluyendo bebés, y tres mujeres de la familia LeBarón -en su mayoría con doble nacionalidad- fallecieron el lunes en un camino entre los estados norteños Sonora y Chihuahua, fronterizos con Estados Unidos, dijeron familiares y autoridades.


Las víctimas vivían en La Mora, un asentamiento al norte de México fundado hace décadas en Sonora como una rama de La Iglesia de Jesucristo de los Santos de los Últimos Días. La Mora está a unos 110 kilómetros al sur de Douglas, Arizona.


"Murieron cuatro niños, dos niñas y tres señoras (...) yo encontré los cuerpos y a una bebé viva", dijo el lunes por la noche a Reuters Julián LeBarón, un activista cuyo hermano fue asesinado en 2010, y familiar de los fallecidos el lunes.

 

LeBarón habló vía telefónica tras concluir un operativo en una zona serrana entre ambos estados, donde participaron efectivos de seguridad y enardecidos pobladores que salieron con palos y armas en busca de varias personas que fueron reportadas inicialmente como desaparecidas tras el ataque.

Masacre en México, restos de auto de la familia, REUTERSRestos del auto donde se trasladaba la familia, REUTERS

Un video publicado en redes sociales mostró los restos carbonizados y humeantes de un vehículo plagado de agujeros de bala que aparentemente transportaba a parte de las víctimas cuando ocurrió el ataque.

 

El presidente Andrés Manuel López Obrador y el secretario de Seguridad, Alfonso Durazo, confirmaron el martes en conferencia de prensa las cifras de fallecidos y dijeron que había además seis menores lesionados.

 

Agregaron que se estaban investigando las causas del ataque, y que no se descartaba que hayan sido confundidos por grupos criminales que se disputan el control de la región.

 

"No se saben las causas, si fue una confusión, si fue una agresión directa; todo es hipotético", dijo el mandatario quien también calificó el hecho como una emboscada.

Masacre en México, restos de auto de la familia, REUTERS

El año pasado un grupo de productores agrícolas de Chihuahua irrumpió en un rancho de los LeBarón en protesta porque no tenían agua para consumo humano mientras la comunidad mormona, dijeron, tenían varios pozos ilegales y estaba sobre explotando el manto acuífero.
La Fiscalía de Sonora dijo el martes que las familias se desplazaban en tres vehículos hacia Chihuahua, con destino final Estados Unidos, cuando fueron emboscados "por un grupo de gente armada", en la comunidad La Mora, del municipio serrano de Bavispe.


El primer vehículo era conducido por Rhonita Miller LeBarón, que se encontraba acompañada por cuatro de sus hijos: un par de gemelos de seis meses y dos niños de ocho y 10 años. El auto sufrió una avería en un neumático por lo que el segundo vehículo regresó a Bavispe para traer otro auto, pero al acercarse al lugar a donde habían dejado a Rhonita y a sus hijos, observaron grandes nubes de humo.


Las autoridades hallaron un vehículo incinerado con cinco cuerpos calcinados, que se presume corresponden a una mujer y cuatro hijos; otro a 18 kilómetros con una mujer y dos menores sin vida y, finalmente, a dos kilómetros de la línea divisoria entre Sonora y Chihuahua, otro auto y a quince metros de él, el cuerpo sin vida de otra mujer.


          

Chile en llamas: carabineros avanzaron con camiones hidrantes en las calles

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Las protestas ya llevan 3 semanas. Chile continúa manifestándose en las calles para exigir cambios a un poder que parece impotente para apagar la crisis.

 

Las manifestaciones cuestionan un Estado ausente en educación, salud y jubilaciones dentro de un modelo económico complicado. Mientras tanto, las calles reflejan el estado de emergencia del país, donde los carabineros buscan con gases y camiones hidrantes contener las protestas.

 

En ese marco, el presidente Sebastián Piñera, canceló la organización de la APEC, el encuentro de países de Asia y el Pacífico, así como la cumbre del clima. Además, aclaró que piensa permanecer en el cargo, a pesar de que miles de personas exigen su dimisión en medio de mortíferas jornadas de protestas contra el modelo económico.

 

"Por supuesto que voy a llegar al fin de mi Gobierno", sostuvo el mandatario en una entrevista con la cadena BBC, en momentos que su país se apresta a transitar el vigésimo día de descontento popular.

 

El mandatario puntualizó: "Fui elegido democráticamente por una enorme mayoría de chilenos, tengo un deber y compromiso con esos que me eligieron, y con todos".


Piñera comentó luego que está dispuesto "a conversarlo todo, incluyendo una reforma a la Constitución".


En ese punto, respondió a otra de las demandas masivas que se plantean día tras día en las calles desde el comienzo del estallido social que sacude al país.

 

Cuando se le pidió una autocrítica, el líder de la centroderecha sostuvo: "Nadie predijo o tuvo la sensibilidad para darse cuenta de esto. No escuchamos con suficiente atención, no entendimos con suficiente claridad el mensaje. Y esta no es una crítica solamente al Gobierno, esto se viene acumulando hace décadas".

 

Ayer, Chile se comprometió ante la misión del Alto Comisionado de Derechos Humanos de la ONU a informar con “total transparencia” sobre la actuación de la Policía y militares durante la crisis social que deja ya 20 muertos y más de 1.500 heridos, afirmó el ministro de Justicia, Hernán Larraín.

 

La misión, enviada por la alta comisionada para los Derechos Humanos de la ONU, la expresidenta chilena Michelle Bachelet, arribó a Chile la semana pasada y ha mantenido en reserva sus actividades, destinadas a investigar las denuncias sobre violaciones a los derechos humanos supuestamente ocurridas desde el inicio de la crisis social, el viernes 18 de octubre.


          

Video: carabineras fueron atacadas con bombas molotov durante protestas en Chile

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Carabineros atacados en Chile, REUTERS

Dos carabineras que fueron atacadas este lunes en Santiago con bombas molotov durante las masivas protestas en Chile resultaron heridas con quemaduras graves en sus rostros, informó la fuerza de seguridad del país vecino. IMÁGENES SENSIBLES.
  

El episodio ocurrió después de una manifestación convocada en Plaza Italia, mientras los carabineros estaban dispersando a los manifestantes.
  

Las afectadas son la cabo segunda María Hernández Torres y la carabinera Abigail Aburto Cárdenas, integrantes de la dotación de Fuerzas Especiales de Carabineros, informaron medios chilenos. 
  

Un video grabado por colegas de las carabineras heridas mostró el momento en el que una bomba molotov cayó cerca de las uniformadas, provocando las llamas que las hirieron.

Carabineros atacados en Chile, REUTERS

  

Éstas se tuvieron que quitar sus cascos y sus compañeros debieron tirarles agua para apagar el fuego.

Carabineros atacados en Chile, REUTERS

La institución informó que ambas fueron trasladas al Hospital de Carabineros.

  

Allí las internaron en la Unidad de Tratamiento Intermedio (UTI), donde se recuperaban.

 

El Instituto Nacional de Derechos Humanos informó que hasta el momento más de 1.600 personas han resultado heridas por acción de las fuerzas del orden, si bien la Cruz Roja comentó el domingo que ese dato puede quedarse corto y que los heridos estarían en torno a los 3.000.


          

Chile se prepara para una nueva jornada de protestas callejeras

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La Mesa de Unidad Social, que reúne a más de un centenar de organizaciones sociales de Chile, llamó a realizar un "superlunes" de marchas, concentraciones callejeras y cacerolazos en todo el país, que vive un estallido social desde hace más de dos semanas.

 

La jornada de protesta comenzará a mediodía en Santiago, con una concentración en la plaza de los Tribunales de Justicia, frente a la antigua sede del Congreso, para reclamar a los legisladores que abandonen el tratamiento de proyectos que “solo apuntan a profundizar las desigualdades”.



“Tenemos claro que, en la medida en que no haya presión, hay una agenda del gobierno que va a seguir avanzando” y que está “en las antípodas de las demandas que el pueblo chileno está exigiendo en las calles”, afirmó la presidenta de la Central Unitaria de Trabajadores (CUT), Bárbara Figueroa.



La vocera de la Coordinadora No+AFP (por las administradoras privadas de fondos de jubilación), Carolina Espinoza, sostuvo que “hoy el gobierno le pone el acelerador a una batería de proyectos, todos contrarios a derechos y profundizando las políticas neoliberales”.



“Decimos con mucha fuerza y claridad que en nuestras reivindicaciones como pueblo hoy no hemos ganado nada, por eso es fundamental que sigamos en la lucha, que sigamos movilizados”, agregó Espinoza, según la agencia de noticias ANSA.



Las dirigentes destacaron también que permanecerán activos los más de 300 cabildos que vienen realizándose y en los que, aseguraron, participaron más de 10.000 personas en 73 comunas del país.



Esos cabildos son “muy distintos de los diálogos ciudadanos que realiza el gobierno de (el presidente) Sebastián Piñera, eligiendo a dedo a los participantes” y nacieron “de la idea de que este estallido social que vive el país solo se puede solucionar con mayor democratización”, dijo Figueroa.



La socióloga Claudia Dides, a cargo de la coordinación de las conclusiones de esos encuentros, afirmó que las principales demandas son “nueva constitución política, asamblea constituyente, nuevo sistema de pensiones de reparto y solidario” y “protección del ambiente”.



También se pide, entre otras cosas, “la nacionalización de bienes comunes como el agua, la energía, recursos naturales (litio y cobre) y servicios básicos, aumento sustancial del salario mínimo, mejoras del sistema laboral y educación pública de calidad y gratuita”, según Dides.



Chile vive una situación de estallido social desde el 18 de octubre pasado, cuando protestas contra el aumento del precio del boleto del metro se transformaron en una ola de violencia en la que decenas de trenes y estaciones del subte, así como de supermercados y otros comercios, fueron incendiados o destrozados.



El gobierno intentó sin éxito normalizar la situación decretando el estado de emergencia, la militarización de las calles y el toque de queda en algunas zonas del país, hasta que, el fin de semana pasado, Piñera levantó esas medidas y anunció una reorganización de su gabinete.



En ese contexto murieron al menos 20 personas, fueron detenidas más de 9.000 y, según informó hoy el presidente de la Cruz Roja chilena, Patricio Acosta, resultaron heridas más de 2.500.


“Responsablemente puedo decir que son más de 2.500 hasta la fecha”, dijo Acosta a la radio Cooperativa, y explicó que los datos de heridos reportados por el Instituto Nacional de Derechos Humanos (INDH, estatal pero autónomo) “se quedaron cortos” porque no computan a quienes no fueron a atenderse a hospitales.



El miércoles pasado, Piñera se comprometió a indagar los “excesos” cometidos en la represión de las protestas y poco después el fiscal general, Jorge Abbott, aseguró que el Ministerio Público había abierto 840 investigaciones por denuncias de violaciones de derechos humanos en las jornadas del estallido.



En tanto, la ministra vocera del Gobierno, Karla Rubilar, desvinculó a Piñera y a su administración de “responsabilidad política” con respecto a las violaciones humanitarias durante la represión.



“Aquí no hay ninguna responsabilidad política sobre quienes puntualmente pudieron haber cometido abusos, excesos o finalmente violaciones de derechos humanos, si es que eso lo acredita la justicia; el presidente, desde el día uno, dio instrucciones clarísimas de respeto irrestricto a los derechos humanos”, sostuvo Rubilar en una entrevista publicada hoy por el diario santiaguino La Tercera.


          

Bolivia: tensión creciente tras un ultimátum opositor para que Morales renuncie

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La oposición a Evo Morales en Bolivia, está reclamando la renuncia del presidente, apoyados por una serie de protestas y movilizaciones contra el resultado de las elecciones.
  

Según indica hoy el diario El País de España, algunos sectores radicales han comenzado a dominar el movimiento de espaldas a los partidos políticos y a Carlos Mesa, el candidato opositor que reunió la mayor cantidad de votos en los comicios.
 

Dice el periódico que las demandas en las calles han cambiado, y que si antes planteaban corregir el resultado electoral para que Evo Morales no fuera declarado ganador y tuviera que medirse en una segunda vuelta con Mesa, ahora buscan la renuncia inmediata del Gobierno y la convocatoria a una nueva elección en la que Morales no participe.
  

Morales pidió un intervalo en las movilizaciones hasta la finalización de la auditoría de las elecciones que está realizando la Organización de Estados Americanos (OEA), que durará aproximadamente dos semanas, pero sólo se hicieron eco del pedido los grupos que habían sido movilizados por él mismo, los campesinos que cortaban caminos y los "rompehuelgas" frente a los opositores.
  

Con la actividad oficial en stand by por el feriado de Todos los Santos, varias ciudades permanecen paralizadas y otras muy convulsionadas por numerosas marchas, vigilias, asambleas, bloqueos de calles y concentraciones multitudinarias que denominan cabildos, en recuerdo de las reuniones municipales del periodo colonial.
  

Algunos analistas consideran que los líderes cívicos plantean ahora nuevas elecciones porque quieren participar en ellas con candidaturas propias. En La Paz, estos dirigentes han propuesto, al mismo tiempo, el "cerco" y, eventualmente, la toma de las instituciones públicas.
  

Varias oficinas estatales de Santa Cruz se encuentran "custodiadas" por dichos grupos cívicos. Sin embargo, las principales oficinas ejecutivas y legislativas, que se alzan en torno a la plaza Murillo, en La Paz, se hallan aisladas del conflicto por un anillo de policías y otro de mineros y campesinos del Movimiento Al Socialismo (MAS).


          

China encamina la mayor alianza económica de libre comercio del mundo sin EE.UU.

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La cumbre de la Asociación de Naciones del Sudeste Asiático se lleva a cabo en Bangkok y se produce sin la presencia de Donald Trump que había sido especialmente invitado y con el régimen chino ocupando todo el espacio y camino a coronar en este foro la alianza económica de libre comercio más grande del mundo.

 

La ASEAN, un bloque defensor del liberalismo económico y que ha sido crítico de las políticas proteccionistas aplicadas por Estados Unidos, abrió el encuentro con la celebración de la sesión plenaria de los países miembros, a la que las sesiones con China y una delegación de bajo perfil despachada por EE.UU. Beijing, en cambio, envió a su primer ministro Li Keqiang a una cita en la que apuesta cuotas de enorme influencia.

 

El largo enfrentamiento comercial entre estas dos potencias mundiales y sus efectos sobre la economía global es uno los temas centrales de la cumbre. El ciclo de crecimiento planetario se ralentizó debido a ese enfrentamiento según dictaminó el Fondo Monetario Internacional y el Banco Mundial. El ministro filipino de Comercio, Ramón López, reconoció a la prensa que las medidas aplicadas por Washington y Beijing "afectan de manera negativa al crecimiento económico" de su país y el resto de las naciones.

 

El plato fuerte del foro de Bangkok y al que hay que prestar especial atención es la tercera ronda de negociaciones de líderes de la Asociación Económica Integral Regional (RCEP) donde se marcha a concretar la firma de un megatratado de libre comercio que aunaría a más de un tercio de la economía mundial. La República Popular ha venido ocupando foros alrededor del mundo reclamando la liberación del intercambio comercial y repudiando el proteccionismo de Washington.

 

China es el integrante más poderoso y principal impulsor del RCEP, que también incluye a Australia, Corea del Sur, Japón, India, Nueva Zelanda. A ellos se unan los diez miembros de la ASEAN, formada por Birmania, Brunéi, Camboya, Filipinas, Indonesia, Laos, Malasia, Singapur, Tailandia y Vietnam. El ministro filipino precisó que 15 de las naciones han mostrado su completa conformidad al pacto negociado, pero que todavía "esperan a un país". No lo dijo pero se refería a la India que ha tenido suspicacias respecto a la influencia creciente de China.

 

La importancia de ese convenio lo dan los números. El RCEP, cuyas negociaciones se iniciaron de manera formal en la ASEAN de 2012 celebrada en Camboya, engloba una población de 3.400 millones de personas -el 47 % de la población mundial- y un Producto Interior Bruto de 22,6 billones de dólares, superior a EE.UU. y el 32,2 % del PIB mundial. También aglutina el 29 % del comercio mundial y el 32,5 % de la inversión mundial.

 

A pesar de los grandes datos que presenta el megatratado, las negociaciones han sido lentas y complicadas y desde hace ya cinco años las dirigentes políticos de las naciones implicadas aseguran reiteradamente estar cerca de alcanzar un acuerdo, para al final postergarlo al año siguiente.

 

Entre los obstáculos que han impedido el avance, se encuentran precisamente los temores de Nueva Delhi a que el RCEP acabe dañando la manufactura local e India se vea inundada por productos fabricados en China. Beijing sugirió a fin de avanzar con el acuerdo dejar que India se asocie en una etapa posterior del RCEP.

 

La ausencia de Trump en una cumbre de este significado, no sorprendió a los analistas. El presidente norteamericano, en una de sus primeras gestiones tras llegar a la Casa Blanca, anuló la participación de EE.UU. en un acuerdo tras-pacífico que impulsó el ex presidente Barack Obama. Esa iniciativa pretendía aislar comercialmente a China. Un dato del desdén de la Casa Blanca, es que en la delegación que envió a Bangkok figura el ministro de Comercio Wilbur Ross pero también su asesor de seguridad nacional Robert O´Brien. La decisión de Trump de bajar el perfil de esta cumbre, liberó al gigante asiático para aumentar su influencia en la región e insistir en asumirse como el adalid del libre comercio arrebatando esa bandera a Washington.

 

Además de los asuntos económicos, la agenda de la cumbre también incluye asuntos de seguridad, sanidad, desarrollo de la región o medidas destinadas a combatir la contaminación y la lucha contra cambio climático, entre otros temas.

 


          

“¿Qué pasa en Chile?”: el país más desarrollado de América Latina, en crisis

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Con el hashtag #DemocracyforLatinAmerica, un video muestra la realidad en Chile y pone su mirada internacional, extranjera, incluso anglosajona.

 

“¿Qué pasa en Chile?, ¿por qué el país más desarrollado de América Latina tuvo una explosión social? En 1990, Chile era 30% más pobre que el promedio de Latinoamérica. Hoy, es 60% más rico. ¿Por qué el país que más redujo la pobreza en Latinoamérica vive esto? Pasaron de 40% de pobreza al 10%.¿Por qué un país que ha disminuido su desigualdad tiene tanto malestar?. ¿Por qué el país con mayor movilidad social de la OCDE está en crisis social? ¿Por qué ahora, unas semanas antes que los líderes mundiales visiten APEC y COP 25?, se pregunta el video.

“¿Coincidencia?. Realmente no”, fue la rápida respuesta ante un conflicto que parece no tener fin.

 

“Hay un plan detrás de esto. El foro de Sao Paulo, con Maduro y grupos de extrema izquierda implementaron un plan en toda Latinoamérica infiltrando gente de diferentes países para desestabilizar la democracia. Desafortunadamente, el caso chileno muestra que incluso las democracias más fuertes pueden sufrir ataques.”, comenta.

 

“Cómo las redes sociales, noticias falsas y la información errónea pueden cambiar la percepción social y cómo la izquierda presiona este malestar social. La izquierda en Chile está impulsando la destitución de Piñera y una Asamblea Constituyente. El mundo debiese poner sus ojos aquí”, cierra.


          

Chile: aseguran que los heridos por las protestas son “más de 2500”

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El presidente de Cruz Roja en Chile, Patricio Acosta, aseguró que la cifra de heridos en las protestas que se iniciaron el pasado 17 de octubre asciende a "más de 2.500".

 

"Las cifras que dio el Instituto (Nacional) de Derechos Humanos de heridos, de 1.570 (...) se quedaron cortos", indicó Acosta, tras lo cual añadió: "Son más de 2.000, 2.500. Responsablemente puedo decir que son más de 2.500 hasta la fecha".

 

En diálogo con Radio Cooperativa Acosta opinó acerca de la diferencia de números de heridos y dijo que "hay muchos atendidos que no van al puesto ni a los hospitales por temor a quedar detenidos".

 

"Nosotros los curamos y se van para la casa, y eso queda en la estadística nuestra, no queda en la estadística de los centros asistenciales, por lo tanto ha habido mucho herido que no está contabilizado por el INDH", expresó.

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El presidente de la Cruz Roja indicó además que la entidad no contabiliza a las personas que tienen "una pequeña herida" y ni a las que padecen "un corte pequeño" debido a que "se le hace una curación y se le pone un parche" y dijo que tampoco consideran los efectos de los gases lacrimógenos.

 

En tanto, trascendió que son muchas las denuncias de violencia institucional, torturas, violencia sexual y otros delitos de lesa humanidad por parte de las fuerzas de Seguridad en el país vecino.

 

Las protestas en Chile estallaron el 17 de octubre por la cuarta subida del precio del metro (subte) en pocos meses pero crecieron rápidamente para denunciar la desigualdad social y pedir la renuncia del presidente, Sebastián Piñera.


          

Эрдоган заявил о задержании жены главаря ИГ аль-Багдади

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Президент Турции Реджеп Тайип Эрдоган заявил, что турецким силам безопасности удалось задержать жену уничтоженного главаря ИГ («Исламское государство» — террористическая организация, запрещена в РФ) Абу Бакра аль-Багдади. Об этом он сказал в среду, 6 ноября, во время выступления в Анкаре.«Мы поймали в Сирии его жену. Но никакого шума из этого мы не делали. Я в первый раз сейчас официально заявляю об этом», — цитирует Эрдогана «РИА Новости». 5 ноября агентство Reuters со ссылкой на высокопоставленный источник в администрации Турции сообщило, что турецкие силы задержали сестру уничтоженного главаря ИГ. Отмечалось, что Расмия Авад была задержана близ населенного пункта Азаз. Власти Турции планировали узнать от нее «ценные сведения о внутреннем функционировании ИГ». «Мы поймали в Сирии его жену. Но никакого шума из этого мы не делали. Я в первый раз сейчас официально заявляю об этом», — цитирует Эрдогана «РИА Новости». Турецкий лидер отметил, что также были пойманы сестра аль-Багдади и ее муж. 5 ноября агентство Reuters со ссылкой на высокопоставленный источник в администрации Турции сообщило, что турецкие силы задержали сестру уничтоженного главаря ИГ. Отмечалось, что Расмия Авад была задержана близ населенного пункта Азаз. Власти Турции планировали узнать от нее «ценные сведения о внутреннем функционировании ИГ».  Об уничтожении главаря ИГ президент США Дональд Трамп заявил 27 октября. Уточнялось, что террорист привел в действие пояс смертника, пытаясь скрыться от американских военных в подземном тоннеле. Позже представители американских военных подтвердили, что анализ ДНК доказывает уничтожение именно аль-Багдади. #россия #рф #chechenrepublic #chechnya #чечня #Кадыров #ЧР #russia #СМИ #СМИЧР #RKadyrov #чечнясегодня #новости #news #politics #chechnyatoday #грозный
          

Two former Twitter employees accused of spying for Saudi Arabia

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Two former employees of Twitter Inc and a third man from Saudi Arabia face U.S. charges of spying for the kingdom by digging up private user data and giving it to Saudi officials in exchange for payment, according to a complaint filed on Wednesday.

          

Investors left exposed as Trump's SEC gives America Inc a helping hand

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The United States' top market cop is slowly taking the shackles off corporations.

          

Factbox: How the SEC is making life easier for corporate America

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Under the Trump administration, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has taken more than two dozen measures - including trimming rules - that make life easier for corporate America, according to a Reuters analysis of SEC announcements and interviews with more than a dozen lawyers, academics and advocacy groups.

          

Exclusive: U.S.-China trade deal signing could be delayed to December; London a possible venue - source

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A meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping to sign a long-awaited interim trade deal could be delayed until December as discussions continue over terms and venue, a senior official of the Trump administration told Reuters on Wednesday.

          

Alphabet expects to complete probe of sexual misconduct claims by next month

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The board of Google parent Alphabet Inc expects to complete by next month an investigation into the company's handling of sexual harassment and other misconduct complaints against current and former executives, according to a filing in state court last month.

          

U.S. diplomats to star in public impeachment hearings next week

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Three U.S. diplomats who expressed alarm about President Donald Trump's dealings with Ukraine will serve as star witnesses when Democrats bring their impeachment case against Trump directly to the public with televised congressional hearings next week, lawmakers said on Wednesday.

          

White House expects two new hires to bolster Trump impeachment defense: official

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The White House is expected to recruit two advisers to take a more aggressive posture in defending President Donald Trump in the congressional impeachment inquiry over his dealings with Ukraine, a senior administration official said on Wednesday.

          

China targets individual behavior with 'green living' campaign

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China launched a national "green living" campaign on Wednesday to urge people to cut waste, save water and plant trees as part of a broader effort to reverse the damage done by decades of untrammeled growth.

          

'Straight up lied': Prosecutors say adviser Stone fibbed to protect Trump

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Prosecutors pulled back the curtain on Roger Stone's private dealings with President Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign on Wednesday, portraying the president's longtime adviser as a liar who misled Congress about his outreach efforts to the WikiLeaks website to protect Trump from looking bad.

          

Lawmakers release impeachment testimony of top Ukraine diplomat

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The House committees leading the impeachment probe of Republican President Donald Trump released a transcript on Wednesday of the deposition of Ambassador William Taylor, the top U.S. diplomat in Ukraine.

          

Factbox: U.S. diplomats take starring role in Trump impeachment hearings

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The U.S. officials who will testify next week at public hearings in the House of Representatives impeachment probe against President Donald Trump include the current top diplomat in Ukraine, the previous ambassador there and a diplomat who has spent much of his career fighting corruption in Ukraine and elsewhere.

          

Top U.S. diplomat in Ukraine says Burisma probe sought to hurt Joe Biden

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The top U.S. diplomat in Ukraine, William Taylor, told lawmakers he believed the push to investigate Ukrainian energy company Burisma and its ties to Hunter Biden was motivated by a desire to attack Hunter's father, former Vice President Joe Biden.

          

Factbox: Why does Rick Perry's name keep coming up in Trump impeachment probe?

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U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry, who has built a reputation as one of President Donald Trump's longest-serving and most scandal-free Cabinet members, has emerged as a source of interest in the Trump impeachment probe. Perry last month said he would step down from his post on Dec. 1.

          

Judge urges House to negotiate with Trump in tax return fight

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A U.S. judge on Wednesday told lawyers for the House of Representatives that it should try to reach a compromise with the Trump administration over access to the president's tax returns, saying the two branches of government are required to at least attempt to make a deal.

          

Trump's 'conscience' rule for healthcare workers struck down by U.S. judge

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A federal judge on Wednesday voided a White House-backed rule making it easier for doctors, nurses and other healthcare providers to avoid performing abortions and other medical services on religious or moral grounds.

          

Keystone pipeline spill hardens landowner opposition to proposed expansion

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A big oil spill from the Keystone Pipeline in North Dakota last week has hardened opposition to the controversial Keystone XL expansion among landowners along its route, who say they hope to use the incident to help block or stall the project in court.

          

Qualcomm's 5G phone forecast for 2020 could include iPhones: analysts

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Qualcomm Inc said on Wednesday it expected 200 million 5G smartphones to be sold in 2020, including flagship devices launching next fall, a reference Wall Street took as a hint that Apple Inc would offer the faster technology next year.

          

Judge shields OxyContin-maker Purdue from litigation until April

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Purdue Pharma LP and the company's Sackler family owners will be shielded until April 8, 2020, from sprawling opioid litigation to give the maker of OxyContin time to try to reach a legal settlement the company says is worth $10 billion.

          

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

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Ahmed Abd-Rabo used to get all the water he needed to feed his crops 50 km (30 miles) from Egypt's River Nile. Then supplies in the canal linking his seven acres to the river dwindled as other farmers drew more water, and he had to abandon half the plot.

          

Egypt, Ethiopia, Sudan to try to resolve dam dispute by January 15: Treasury

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The foreign ministers of Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan agreed on Wednesday to work toward resolving their dispute over the filling and operation of a massive dam project in Ethiopia by Jan. 15, 2020, the U.S. Treasury said.

          

Some CBD products could lead to positive urine test for pot

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(Reuters Health) - A small pilot study finds that vaping CBD products might lead to a positive urine test for marijuana, researchers report. The study tested people after use of cannabidiol (CBD) samples, some containing tiny amounts of THC (the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana). One-third of ...
          

Most patients with access to electronic medical records not using it

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(Reuters Health) - Only about one in 10 discharged hospital patients given access to their electronic medical records go online to take a look, a U.S. study suggests. Widespread efforts to adopt electronic health records at hospitals have been underway for years, in part to improve the quality of ...
          

Mallinckrodt receives SEC subpoena over Acthar gel lawsuit

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REUTERS: Mallinckrodt Plc said on Tuesday it has received a subpoena from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for documents related to the drugmaker's lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The lawsuit against the HHS and the Centers for Medicare and ...
          

Restricting flavored tobacco could curb youth use

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(Reuters Health) - Policies that restrict flavored tobacco access can reduce teen use in as little as six months, a study in Massachusetts suggests. Researchers compared two towns 30 miles apart and found that after one community passed a restrictive policy in 2016, flavored tobacco availability ...
          

Chronic stress linked to high blood pressure risk for African Americans

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(Reuters Health) - Living with moderate or high stress levels year after year may increase the risk of high blood pressure, suggests U.S. research focused on African Americans. Among more than 1,800 participants in a large, long-term health study in Jackson, Mississippi, researchers found that ...
          

Tiffany vindt bod LVMH te laag - media

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(ABM FN-Dow Jones)Tiffany Co vindt het bod van 14,5 miljard dollar dat LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton heeft uitgebracht te laag. Dit meldde persbureau Reuters woensdag op basis van ingewijden.
          

The Common Law History of Section 230 with Brent Skorup (Ep. 208)

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The Common Law History of Section 230 with Brent Skorup (Ep. 208)

 

Bio

Brent Skorup (@bskorup) is a senior research fellow at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University. His research areas include transportation technology, telecommunications, aviation, and wireless policy.

He serves on the FCC’s Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee and on the Texas DOT’s Connected and Autonomous Vehicle Task Force. He is also a member of the Federalist Society’s Regulatory Transparency Project.

The White House, the FCC, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, and a dissenting opinion at the Illinois Supreme Court have cited his research. In addition to economics and law journal publication, he has authored pieces for National Affairs, Reuters, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Wired, Air Traffic Management magazine, Regulation magazine, and elsewhere. He’s appeared as a TV and radio interview guest for news outlets like C-SPAN, NPR, CBS News, ABC News, and CNBC Asia.

Brent has a BA in economics from Wheaton College and a law degree from the George Mason University School of Law, where he was articles editor for the Civil Rights Law Journal. He was a legal clerk at the FCC’s Wireless Telecommunications Bureau and at the Energy and Commerce Committee in the U.S. House of Representatives. Before joining Mercatus, he was the Director of Research at the Information Economy Project, a law and economics university research center.

Resources

 

Mercatus Center

 

The Erosion of Publisher Liability in American Law by Brent Skorup and Jennifer Huddleston (Mercatus Center, 2019)

 

News Roundup

 

Zuckerberg, Facebook under mounting pressure over political ads

 

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is set to meet with civil rights leaders this week after his company has maintained its policy to leave up political ads containing false statements by politicians. The company has applied the policy unevenly, first allowing Donald Trump to maliciously post an ad with false information about Joe Biden; then leaving up an Elizabeth Warren ad containing false information designed to illustrate the absurdity of Facebook’s ad policy.  During a hearing, Zuckerberg also admitted to Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez that if she were to place a false political ad, that the company would probably leave it up. 

 

But Facebook is inexplicably removing false ads placed by Political  Action Committees. One notable example is an ad placed the Really Online Lefty League – ROLL – a Political Action Committee co-founded by Adriel Hampton – which falsely claimed that Lindsey Graham supports the New Green Deal. Hampton, an experienced marketing and political strategist, responded by filing to run for governor of California. Then gubernatorial candidate Hampton posted a false political ad and Facebook took it down, saying his campaign wasn’t legit—that it was just a ploy to place a false ad to see what Facebook would do. Even though Hampton says he fully expects to win the governorship, Facebook hasn’t reinstated the ad.

 

It’s a mess.

 

Top officials from the NAACP, National Urban League, and the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights are scheduled to meet with Zuckerberg this week to express their concerns with Facebook’s political ad policy, which the company now says has been extended to the UK.

 

Facebook sued for age, gender bias in financial services ads

 

A plaintiff in San Francisco filed a potential class action federal lawsuit last week claiming that Facebook discriminates against users based on age and gender in determining who can see financial services ads.  The lawsuit comes 7-months after Facebook agreed to tailor its platform to avoid discrimination on the basis of age, gender and zip code for job, credit, and housing ads.

 

US launches Tik Tok investigation

 

The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) has launched a national security investigation into Tik Tok, which is owned by the Chinese firm Bytedance. A bipartisan cohort of lawmakers including Democrat Chuck Schumer, Republican Marco Rubio, and Tennessee Democratic Congressman Bart Gordon have all expressed concern about how the Chinese government uses TikTok’s data. TikTok’s growth has been outpacing the growth of incumbent social media companies in the U.S.

 

 

Snowden: Facebook as untrustworthy as the NSA

 

Whistleblower Edward Snowden, who is exiled in Russia for blowing the lid off the National Security Agency’s mass data collection practices six years ago, told ReCode’s Kara Swisher last week that Facebook is as untrustworthy as the NSA when it comes to privacy. But he didn’t limit his remarks to Facebook. He said that all tech companies are looking to exploit our personal data no matter the consequences. He also said that, on the surface, users may appear not to be concerned about how big tech companies handle their data but that, in reality, users are very concerned but feel powerless.

 

Five people shot and killed at Airbnb rental

 

Five people were shot and killed at an Airbnb rental Northern California during a Halloween party on Thursday. The rental listing on Airbnb prohibited parties and the renter claimed it was renting the space for family members who were suffering from smoke inhalation from the fires in the Los Angeles area. A witness reported to Buzzfeed that the shooting occurred with apparently no provocation. Airbnb has banned the renter from the platform.

 

China launches 5G network

 

Chinese officials announced last week that it would roll out 5G to Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, and Hangzhou 2 months ahead of schedule. The country also announced plans to roll out 5G to over 50 cities by the end of this year. While U.S. telecom companies have begun their 5G roll-out, it’s largely been rolled out on higher frequency bands than the 5G service that’s being rolled out in China. The lower frequency bands that China’s using cover a larger surface area, while the higher frequency bands U.S. companies are using are more powerful but cover less ground.

 

Corey Booker introduces bill to ban facial recognition in public housing

 

Senator Corey Booker has introduced a bill to ban facial recognition in public housing. The Senator cites the disproportionate impact that facial recognition technology threatens to have on the nation’s most vulnerable communities. The No Biometric Barriers to Housing Act targets public housing that receives funding from the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

 

Apple pledges $2.5 billion for California affordable housing

 

Apple announced that it will invest $2.5 billion to address California’s affordable housing shortage. Some of those funds will be applied statewide. Others will be allocated for projects in the Bay Area. Three hundred million dollars will go towards affordable housing on Apple-owned property.

 

Following Katie Hill’s resignation, Democrats push for revenge porn law

 

Thirty-five democrats in Congress sent a letter to the House Judiciary Committee to pass a federal revenge porn law that would criminalize the nonconsensual posting of sexually explicit images online. The letter followed Congresswoman Katie Hill’s resignation from Congress after someone posted nude images depicting her and others as well as accusations that she was having inappropriate relations with campaign and congressional staffers. Hill blames her husband, whom she is in the process of divorcing, for posting the photos.

 

 

MIT president acknowledges discrimination against minorities and women on campus

 

Finally, Massachusetts Institute of Technology president Rafael Reif acknowledged last week that women and people of color often face exclusion and belittlement on campus and that it’s something the university is trying to improve. The development follows revelations of Jeffrey Epstein’s ties to the university.


          

Portugal hopes European tech investment will drive up exports

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Pregnant Students in Africa Need Your Support, Not Rejection

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“Angela,” 20, walks with her son near her home after returning from school in Migori county, western Kenya. She is a Form 4 student at a girls-only school. Angela became pregnant when her trainee teacher offered to pay some of her primary school fees in return for sex. Her father tried to marry her off to suitors after she gave birth, but Angela’s mother fought against this and supported her return to school. She wants to go to college and study nursing.

© 2018 Smita Sharma for Human Rights Watch

In late 2018, Sierra Leone's First Lady, Fatima Bio, opened a national campaign "Hands Off Our Girls."   Her campaign made big promises to reduce child marriages and teenage pregnancies in the country, in part to tackle the spike in teenage pregnancies following widespread rape during the Ebola crisis. Reflecting on this campaign, President Julius Maada Bio stated: "We have wasted a lot of time in restricting the potentials of women and girls."

In light of this important acknowledgment, his government senselessly adheres to a policy that intentionally wastes the potential of many thousands of girls who are expelled from school each year because they are pregnant - which also effects the number of girls who stay in secondary school in the country.

In Sierra Leone, like in Tanzania and many other African countries, one of the most often cited excuses for not letting pregnant girls stay in school is that they will "corrupt" other girls into pregnancy. But isolating and excluding pregnant girls from school will not stop teen pregnancies because "immorality" is not the cause.

These punitive approaches, which in Tanzania and elsewhere have led to harassment and even arrest of pregnant girls, only serve to stigmatize and disempower girls, and to perpetuate gender discrimination. The fact is that many teenage girls are vulnerable to becoming pregnant because of factors such as poverty, violence, exploitation, and lack of knowledge about sexuality. Government officials might be quick to blame some of the most vulnerable girls, but authorities are incredibly slow when it comes to tackling these key factors through smart policies and programs.

The stories of hundreds of girls whom we have interviewed stand in sharp contrast to the dominant narrative by authorities and others in a position of power, such as teachers, education staff, or politicians who condemn them.

When we've asked girls - pregnant or not - what they think about their peers' pregnancies and drop-outs, most have told us that seeing other pregnant girls drop out of school is enough of a deterrent. Girls can often see that their peers have to deal with heavy stigma as a result of pregnancy. Their families reject or insult them. Most struggle to raise a child when they are children themselves.

In Tanzania, we interviewed Sawadee - she chose this pseudonym - who was in the third grade of secondary school when she got pregnant. Her neighbor - an adult man - followed her for a few years. He used to give her small gifts, which she felt she had to accept. At first, she refused to have sex with him, but her friends advised her to accept the money he was offering, as she would be better off. She got pregnant the first time they had sex, when she was only 16. Her parents kicked her out of their home, and she was expelled from school. For years, she dreamed of becoming a nurse - but getting back into education was nearly impossible: Sawadee and her daughter suffered hardship. She could only find very precarious jobs. "When I failed to get money, me and my baby didn't get a meal," she told us. Girls understand that pregnancy could mean the end of their hard-gained efforts to get a secondary or university education. Like Sawadee, they know pregnancy can destroy their ambitions.

But many girls also tell us about the challenges they face at school, and in their communities, which contribute to their vulnerability. Many girls we have spoken with became pregnant because they were raped, sexually exploited in exchange for food, money or grades or coerced into sex by adultsincluding their own teachers, and at a worryingly high rate, by boys their age.

But many also get pregnant following a sexual relationship they consented to with boys - often students or others they know in their communities. The lack of sexual education - or even how to protect themselves - plays a part in this.

Education ministries have a great tool available to act and respond in an empowering way. Age-appropriate comprehensive sexuality education can help students understand sexuality and reproduction and how to protect themselves from pregnancy or sexually transmitted infections. But importantly, this education can help them recognize that they can use their right of consent to decide when to have sexual relationships, and understand that sexual exploitation and abuse are crimes and that no one should subject them to sexual violence. Yet, many African governments refuse to provide comprehensive sexuality education in schools. Where it is provided it is often substandard. Most provide a half-baked and often unscientific version that focuses on the biology of reproduction or a stigmatized approach to adolescent sexuality that does little to protect students.

African governments have a legal obligation to promote girls' rights to education without discrimination. Sierra Leone should immediately lift the ban and not just allow all girls access to education, but support them fully to return to school. The African Union should call on Sierra Leone, Tanzania and all African governments to safeguard all girls' potential, and stop the exclusion of pregnant girls from schools.


          

The Devil Is in the Details

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A rape victim participates in a sit-in protest in New Delhi, May 10, 2016.

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In response to “stranger danger” fears, India has become the ninth country to adopt a sex offenders’ database, with personal details of those convicted for rape and sexual assault. The year-old database contains 500,000 names and will be used for “regular monitoring and tracking” by the police, the government says.

Strong efforts at every government level are critical to prevent sexual abuse and prosecute culprits-and officials cited a serial offender to justify this database. But latest crime figures show that in almost 95 per cent of the 38,947 rapes recorded in 2016, the accused was known to the victim. In the absence of better law enforcement and adequate safeguards, the database will do little to advance change.

The government is under pressure from public demands to better address rampant sexual violence. But instead of populist or short-term technological solutions, it needs to do the hard work of breaking entrenched structural barriers that survivors face in reporting these crimes and obtaining justice.

In my 2017 report for Human Rights Watch, “‘Everyone Blames Me’: Barriers to Justice and Support Services for Sexual Assault Survivors in India,” I found that sexual assault survivors, particularly from marginalised communities, still face formidable obstacles when reporting to police. They often suffer humiliation at police stations and hospitals, are subjected to degrading medical exams, such as the “two-finger test,” and have little protection from retaliation by the accused. They face significant barriers to obtain healthcare, counselling and legal aid. The government has yet to put in place effective mechanisms to prevent child sexual abuse. The challenges are even greater for women and girls with disabilities.

Studies by Human Rights Watch and the American Civil Liberties Union show public sex offender registries in the US have done more harm than good. They frequently lead to harassment, ostracism and violence against former offenders and impede their rehabilitation.

The Indian database for each entry includes the name, address, photograph, fingerprints and details of Aadhaar card, which carries biometric data. For now, the government says, only law enforcement officials will have access. However, officials confirm that in future, the database will include people who were charged, but never convicted. Making this database public has not been ruled out.

The government’s invite of bids from companies to develop this database said it would include details of all those arrested, charged or convicted of sexual offences, including children. Information on the convicted offenders would be public while law enforcement agencies would have access to the rest. It proposed categorising the individuals as “low,” “moderate,” or “high risk.” Whether or not a person gets added can depend on archaic laws open to misuse. The government’s recent move to acquire an automated facial recognition system to identify criminals-and ostensibly improve policing-exacerbates concerns regarding privacy, surveillance and civil liberties.

Rape is under-reported in India, largely because of social stigma, victim-blaming, poor response by the criminal justice system, and the lack of any national victim and witness protection law. Rape survivors are highly vulnerable to pressure from the accused and police not to report. Child victims are even more vulnerable to family and societal pressure.

The government says the database will not compromise privacy, but the absence of laws to protect privacy and data in India raise further concerns. With vigilante violence on the rise, a data breach or rumours of inclusion in the registry is especially dangerous. Little is known about the dissemination of database information and whether it could perpetuate discrimination. Would a private employer seeking a background check on a prospective employee get this information?

To address sexual abuse, the government should work closely with women’s and children’s rights groups to reform the criminal justice system and promote a survivor-centred approach, focusing on evidence-based solutions. A sex offender registry is not the answer.


          

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Medyanın Zorbalığı - Ignacio Ramonet

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Dünya medyası ve gazeteciler üzerine IIgnacio Ramonet’nin Medyanın Zorbalığı kitabın“…Gazetecilerin yaptığı işin kalitesi düşmekte ve meslek büyük hızla itibarını yitirmekte. Buna paralel olarak gazetecilerin cemiyet içindeki statüleri de güvenilir olmaktan çıkmakta.” Demektedir

 

 

Medyanın Zorbalığı  

Ignacio Ramonet

Farkındaysanız, kendini “özgür” ilân eden dünyanın medyası, Putin Rusya’sının devlet medyasını aratmıyor. CNN, BBC, Reuters, AFP, ZDF… Aynı anda, aynî kişilere, aynı sloganlarla saldırıyorlar. Evet, öldürülen gazeteci pek görmüyoruz ama işten atılan, başka bir gazete veya televizyonda çalışması engellenen Batılı gazeteci çok. 11 Eylül saldırısından sonra özellikle ABD’de çok yaygındı gazeteci kıyımı. Terörle mücadeleyi bahane edip özgürlükleri kısıtlayan hükümeti, CIA, NSA ve FBI gibi kurumları eleştiren gazetecilere dava üstüne dava açılıyor ve insanlar yıldırılıyordu. Julian Assange’a yapılan eziyet bile Batı’daki fikir hürriyetini ölçmeye yeter aslında. Fakat “demokratik, liberal hukuk devleti” olma iddiasındaki Batılı ulus-devletlerin zahiri baskısının arkasında gizlenen daha tehlikeli bir şey var. Nedir? Gazetecilik mesleğinin yaşamakta olduğu dönüşüm:

“…Gazetecilerin yaptığı işin kalitesi düşmekte ve meslek büyük hızla itibarını yitirmekte. Buna paralel olarak gazetecilerin cemiyet içindeki statüleri de güvenilir olmaktan çıkmakta. Gazetecilik mesleğinde muazzam bir endüstrileşme, bir seri üretim, kısacası taylorizm ile karşı karşıyayız. Günlük gazeteler olsun, radyo ve televizyonlar olsun, yazı işleri birimlerinin nasıl çalıştığına bakın: Ünlü kişilerin başyazılara imza koyduklarını ya da haber sunduklarını gözlüyoruz. Ama bu yıldızlar, aslında arkalarında ayak işi yapan insan düzeyine indirgenmiş yüzlerce gazeteciyi gizliyor…”

Bu sözler, Ignacio Ramonet’nin Medyanın Zorbalığı kitabından. Gerçek şu ki, diğer meslekleri, devlet kurumlarını ve şirketleri eleştirmek için medya var. Ama medya eleştirisi yapmak için medya dışında bir kurum yok. Üstelik bu “eleştiri” yalan haberlerin ihbar edilmesi yahut münferit siyasetçilerle medya çalışanları arasındaki gizli menfaat ilişkilerinin ortaya dökülmesi ile sınırlı. Oysa medyanın varlık olarak ayakta kalmasının sağlayan şartlar da eleştirilmeli. Bu eleştirinin maksadı ise, şu veya bu gazetenin “kötü / yalancı” ilân edilmesi değil, üretim ve iletişim şartlarına odaklanmalı.

Söylemeye mecbur eden zulüm, susturan zulümden daha tehlikelidir

Bir diktatöre başkaldırdığınızda, o baş kesilebilir. Ama o diktatör devrilmese bile zalim olduğu gerçeği saklanamaz. Bugün, diktatörlükten daha sinsi bir zulüm var karşımızda. Gazeteciler susturulmuyor; zorla konuşturuluyor. Zulme “adalet” demek zorunda bırakılan bu zümre yüzünden, kelimeler mânâlarını, insanlar ise mihenk noktalarını yitirmekte:

“… İnsan bazen kendi iradesiyle gözlerini kapatmayı bilmelidir. Aksi takdirde bakılması gerekeni görmemeye başlar …” (René Char)

Ignacio Ramonet, Sessiz Propagandalar adlı kitabına bu sözlerle başlamış. Bu “gösterme ve söyleme mecburiyeti” konusunda daha 1930’lardan itibaren alarm ziline basıldığını söylüyor müellif: Bertolt Brecht, Thedor Adorno, Walter Benjamin ve Herbert Marcuse gibi fikir adamları, gazeteciliğin endüstrileştiğini ve kültür endüstrisinin özellikle şu üç neticesinden korkulması gerektiğini söylemişler:

  • İnsan topluluklarını şuursuz kitlelere dönüştürmesi, hür düşüncenin, bağımsız karar verebilme ve iyi/kötü ayrımı yapabilme kabiliyetinin azalması,
  • Çoğunluğa uymanın getirdiği rehavet ile güvenin, hür düşüncenin doğurduğu mes’uliyete ve vicdan rahatsızlığına tercih edilmesi,
  • Aldatıcı ümitlerle ve eğlencelerle hipnotize olan insanların, dünyadaki zulümle mücadele etmek yerine kültür endüstrisine sığınması ve gerçek dünyadan kaçması.

Medyada tekelleşme

1930’larda bu isabetli tahminleri yapan insanlar acaba bugünkü tekelleşmeyi öngörebilmişler miydi? Haberleşme uydularının, küresel televizyon yayınlarının, Twitter, Google, Netflix ve FaceBook’un olmadığı 1930’ların dünyasında medya, matbu eserlerin üretilmesi ve yayılmasından ve emekleme aşamasındaki radyodan ibaret değil miydi? Meselâ askerî bir darbe sırasında medyayı susturmak için gazeteler toplatılırdı ki bu 1990’lara kadar sürdü. Keza matbaayı, kâğıt ve mürekkebi kontrol etmek önemliydi. Buna rağmen Batı ülkelerinde 1980’lere kadar kayda değer bir çokseslilik görüyoruz: 1983’te 50 firma ABD medyasının (radyo, gazete, TV) %90’ını teşkil ediyordu. Bugün ise sadece 6 medya devi: Comcast, NewsCorp, Disney, ViaCom, TimeWarner, CBS. Benzer şekilde Fransız medyası, 40 kişi/aileye ait. Bunların yarısı dünyanın en büyük servetinde ilk 10, diğer yarısı ilk 500 içinde. Her iki ülkedeki medya devi şirketlerin yönetim kurulu üyelerine baktığımızda silah, finans, ilaç ve enerji sektöründeki devler ile ortaklıklar görüyoruz.

Ignacio Ramonet de daha kitabın ilk sayfalarından itibaren bu konuya dikkat çekiyor:

“… Bu dev şirketler sadece film ve eğlence programı yapmıyor. Haber sunuyor, kitap basıyor, kadın, çocuk, avcılık, motosiklet, basketbol, borsa,… her konuda dergi satıyor. Aynı şirketlerin dünyanın her yerinde telefon ve internet hizmeti sunmak için lisansları var …”

Bu sahalarda ekonomik faaliyet göstermek, bu firmalara çok özel bir güç veriyor aslında. Hiçbir gizli servisin sahip olmadığı bilgileri toplayabiliyorlar. Hangi ülkede, hangi yaş grubu, hatta tek tek kim ne seyrediyor? İnternette kim hansi siyasi yönelimde?

Bunun yanında, Ramonet’in dikkat çektiği bir başka husus, ekonomik modelin değişmiş olması. Yani halkın seveceği film yapmak yerine, halka neyi sevmesi gerektiğini bildiren üretim ve yayın. Özellikle Hollywood sinemasının tekdüze ürünlerinin dünya hâkimiyeti dikkat çekici. Dünyadaki bütün filmlerin sadece %5’i Amerika’da üretilirken, sinemadan kazanılan paranın %50’inin ABD’ye gitmesi bu konuyu özetliyor. Bu devlerin istemediği bir film yahut kitabın geniş kitlelere ulaşması neredeyse imkânsız. Senaristler ve yazarlar artık özgün bir eseri yayınlatmak yerine satılacak olan şeyi yazmaya çalışıyorlar. Dolayısıyla fikir eserleri giderek birbirine benziyor. Bu fikrî fakirleşmenin en rahat görülebildiği yer Amerikan sineması. Gittikçe artan şiddet ve gittikçe pornoya yaklaşan bir cinsellik teşhirinden başka bir şey hemen hemen yok.

Netice

Ignacio Ramonet’nin Sessiz Propagandalar adlı bu kitabı, sıradan bir medya eleştirisi değil. Medya dünyasını içeriden yaşamış, siyasî ve vicdanî kaygılarla eserler vermiş bir insan. Aynı zamanda doktora seviyesinde tez çalışmaları, dünyanın çeşitli ülkelerinde kazanılmış akademik ödülleri var. Kısacası her görüşüne katılmasak da, saptamalarını kayda değer buluyoruz. Söz konusu kitap, bu kısa yazıda anlatmadığımız birçok yeni bakış açısı teklif ediyor. Zengin alıntılar ve cesur suçlamalar var. Medya devlerinin ekonomik modeli ile siyasi güç ilişkilerini ve toplumdaki neticelerini aynı düzlemde değerlendirme çabası kayda değer ve Ignacio Ramonet’yi özgün yapan etkenlerden biri de bu şüphesiz.

Ignacio Ramonet kimdir?

Aylık Le Monde Diplomatique’in eski editörü olan Ignacio Ramonet, şu günlerde aynı derginin İspanyolca basımının genel yayın yönetmeni ve Mémoire des Luttes Derneği başkanı. Ayrıca, Kyodo News (Tokyo), Inter Press Service, Radio Nederland (Amsterdam), Eleftherotypía (Atina) ve Almanya‘da yayınlanan Hintergrund Digital Newspaper’da uluslararası politika sayfalarının editörlüklerini yapıyor. Ignacio Ramonet, Fas’ın Tanca (طنجة) bölgesinde büyüdü. Çünkü ailesi, Franco faşizminden kaçan diğer İspanyol cumhuriyetçilerle birlikte 1948’de buraya yerleşmişti.

Ramonet, onursal başkanlığını yürüttüğü ATTAC’ın kuruluşunda önder konumundaydı. Aralık 1997’de Le Monde Diplomatique’te yayınlanan bir makalesinde “piyasaları silahsızlandırmak” başlıklı yazısında, küreselleşen finans kurumlarının, kendi devletini kurduğunu yazmıştı. Ramonet’ye göre kendine has etki ağlarına ve eylem araçlarına sahip olan bu küresel devlet, hiçbir topluma hesap vermiyordu. Bu güç, kendine rakip olarak gördüğü ulusal ekonomileri yıkıyor, onları hukuk devleti ve demokratik ilkeleri hiçe sayıyor, ulus-devletleri borç almaya zorlarken, gerçek değeri üreten tarımsal ve endüstriyel şirketlerden giderek daha fazla kâr payı alıyor.

 


          

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Registered Nurse Charge (RN) Burn ICU

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Description SHIFT: Nights (rotating weekends) SCHEDULE: Full-time Blake Medical Center: The Best is Yet to Come. #ChangingCulture #ImprovingCommunities Do you have a passion for healthcare and helping others? Do you enjoy working in a fast-paced, patient-centered environment? Jump-start your career in our Burn ICU Critical Care department. Submit your application today! Blake Medical Center  is located in Bradenton, Florida, just minutes from the beautiful Gulf Coast beaches of Manatee County. Serving the healthcare needs of Manatee County for more than 40 years, Blake Medical Center is a 383-bed, tertiary hospital and leading provider of quality, affordable healthcare. We offer a wide range of services including the area's only Trauma Center, 24-hour emergency care, open-heart surgery, cancer care, joint replacement, burn center and inpatient rehabilitation. Blake Medical Center  been named a nine-time "100 Top Hospital" and a "100 Top Cardiovascular Hospital" by Thompson Reuters, formerly known as Solucient. Our Internal Medicine Residency Training Program begin in July of 2016, allowing us to accept and teach resident physicians at our hospital. Blake also boasts many designations and certifications from some of the most well-known names in healthcare. With a strong commitment to quality care, advanced technology and professional development we make sure our employees are well cared for too. Blake Medical Center is proud to offer the addition of burn care services led by renowned burn surgeon and researcher, Dr. Fred Mullins. These services are available for all burn patients from emergency initial evaluation through the entire process of reconstructive surgery. Our Burn ICU Critical Care unit is a 6 bed unit. Patients Cases include: Burn, Decubitus/Flap Surgery, Grafts, Head/Neck/Hand Surgery, Revascularization, Plastics/Reconstruction, Digital Reattachments, Leech Therapy, and more. Blake Medical Center's Burn ICU Nursing Team is committed to fulfilling our hospital’s mission statement “to provide exceptional care to every patient, every time.” Great opportunity to break into this specialty with a high energy team! We offer you an excellent total compensation package, including competitive salary, excellent benefit package and growth opportunities. We believe in our team and your ability to do excellent work with us. Your benefits include 401k, PTO, medical, dental, flex spending, life, disability and employee discount program. We would love to talk to you about this fantastic opportunity. You contribute to our success. Every role has an impact on our patients’ lives and you have the opportunity to make a difference. We are looking for dedicated professional like you to be a part of our Blake Medical Center's team. Join us in our efforts to better our community! We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. Qualifications Requirements: ·   Nursing Diploma or ASN required, BSN preferred ·   Current Florida State RN license or compact state RN license ·   Current BLS through American Heart Association required ·   Current ACLS preferred; required within 6 months of hire ·   Minimum one year RN experience preferred but not required ·   Customer service abilities including effective listening skills. Critical thinking  skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision in a  fast paced environment ·   Ability to perform work that requires frequent standing, bending, reaching, squatting, kneeling, moving, lifting of patients and/or equipment up to 50 pounds Notice Our Company’s recruiters are here to help unlock the next possibility within your career and we take your candidate experience very seriously. During the recruitment process, no recruiter or employee will request financial or personal information (Social Security Number, credit card or bank information, etc.) from you via email. The recruiters will not email you from a public webmail client like Gmail or Yahoo Mail. If you feel suspicious of a job posting or job-related email, contact us at  privacy@hcahealthcare.com
          

Registered Nurse Charge (RN) ICU

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Description SHIFT: Nights (rotating weekends) SCHEDULE: Full-time Blake Medical Center: The Best is Yet to Come. #ChangingCulture #ImprovingCommunities Do you have a passion for healthcare and helping others? Do you enjoy working in a fast-paced, patient-centered environment? Jump-start your career in our ICU Critical Care department. Submit your application today! Blake Medical Center  is located in Bradenton, Florida, just minutes from the beautiful Gulf Coast beaches of Manatee County. Serving the healthcare needs of Manatee County for more than 40 years, Blake Medical Center is a 383-bed, tertiary hospital and leading provider of quality, affordable healthcare. We offer a wide range of services including the area's only Trauma Center, 24-hour emergency care, open-heart surgery, cancer care, joint replacement, burn center and inpatient rehabilitation. Blake Medical Center  been named a nine-time "100 Top Hospital" and a "100 Top Cardiovascular Hospital" by Thompson Reuters, formerly known as Solucient. Our Internal Medicine Residency Training Program begin in July of 2016, allowing us to accept and teach resident physicians at our hospital. Blake also boasts many designations and certifications from some of the most well-known names in healthcare. With a strong commitment to quality care, advanced technology and professional development we make sure our employees are well cared for too. Our Intensive Care Unit (ICU/CCU) is a 25-bed unit committed to fulfilling our hospital’s mission statement “to provide exceptional care to every patient, every time.” Our nurses specialize in delivering care to patients in our intensive care unit. Their duties include evaluating the patient's conditions, administering treatment, and providing constant support during recovery. We offer you an excellent total compensation package, including competitive salary, excellent benefit package and growth opportunities. We believe in our team and your ability to do excellent work with us. Your benefits include 401k, PTO, medical, dental, flex spending, life, disability and employee discount program. We would love to talk to you about this fantastic opportunity. You contribute to our success. Every role has an impact on our patients’ lives and you have the opportunity to make a difference. We are looking for dedicated professional like you to be a part of our Blake Medical Center's team. Join us in our efforts to better our community! We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. Qualifications Requirements: ·          Nursing Diploma or ASN required, BSN preferred ·          Current Florida State RN license or compact state RN license ·          Current BLS through American Heart Association required ·          Current ACLS preferred; required within 6 months of hire ·          Minimum one year RN experience preferred but not required ·          Customer service abilities including effective listening skills. Critical         thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal       supervision in a fast paced environment ·          Ability to perform work that requires frequent standing, bending,             reaching, squatting, kneeling, moving, lifting of patients and/or                 equipment up to 50 pounds Notice Our Company’s recruiters are here to help unlock the next possibility within your career and we take your candidate experience very seriously. During the recruitment process, no recruiter or employee will request financial or personal information (Social Security Number, credit card or bank information, etc.) from you via email. The recruiters will not email you from a public webmail client like Gmail or Yahoo Mail. If you feel suspicious of a job posting or job-related email, contact us at  privacy@hcahealthcare.com
          

Registered Nurse (RN) Special Procedures

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Description SHIFT: Days (rotating weekends) SCHEDULE: Full-time Blake Medical Center: The Best is Yet to Come. #ChangingCulture #ImprovingCommunities Do you have a passion for healthcare and helping others? Do you enjoy working in a fast-paced, patient-centered environment? Jump-start your career in our Special Procedures department. Submit your application today! Blake Medical Center  is located in Bradenton, Florida, just minutes from the beautiful Gulf Coast beaches of Manatee County. Serving the healthcare needs of Manatee County for more than 40 years, Blake Medical Center is a 383-bed, tertiary hospital and leading provider of quality, affordable healthcare. We offer a wide range of services including the area's only Trauma Center, 24-hour emergency care, open-heart surgery, cancer care, joint replacement, burn center and inpatient rehabilitation. Blake Medical Center  been named a nine-time "100 Top Hospital" and a "100 Top Cardiovascular Hospital" by Thompson Reuters, formerly known as Solucient. Our Internal Medicine Residency Training Program begin in July of 2016, allowing us to accept and teach resident physicians at our hospital. Blake also boasts many designations and certifications from some of the most well-known names in healthcare. With a strong commitment to quality care, advanced technology and professional development we make sure our employees are well cared for too. Our Special Procedures RN provides pre-procedure, intra-procedure, and post-procedure nursing care to inpatients and outpatients undergoing endoscopy and other special procedures at our facility. He or she will assist the physician during endoscopy procedures and performs moderate sedation under the direction of the physician. Other duties include, identifying and implementing nursing interventions, and evaluates results for a wide variety of patients. Directs and acts as a resource to other members of the nursing and tech team and performs other duties as assigned. We offer you an excellent total compensation package, including competitive salary, excellent benefit package and growth opportunities. We believe in our team and your ability to do excellent work with us. Your benefits include 401k, PTO, medical, dental, flex spending, life, disability and employee discount program. We would love to talk to you about this fantastic opportunity. You contribute to our success. Every role has an impact on our patients’ lives and you have the opportunity to make a difference. We are looking for dedicated professional like you to be a part of our Blake Medical Center's team. Join us in our efforts to better our community! We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. Qualifications Requirements: ·          Nursing Diploma or ASN required, BSN preferred ·          Current Florida State RN license or compact state RN license ·          Current BLS through American Heart Association required ·          Current ACLS preferred; required within 6 months of hire ·          Minimum one year RN experience preferred but not required ·          Customer service abilities including effective listening skills. Critical      thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with                minimal supervision in a fast paced environment ·          Ability to perform work that requires frequent standing, bending,           reaching, squatting, kneeling, moving, lifting of patients and/or             equipment up to 50 pounds Call Requirements: Must be able to arrive at the hospital within 30 minutes during on-call periods Notice Our Company’s recruiters are here to help unlock the next possibility within your career and we take your candidate experience very seriously. During the recruitment process, no recruiter or employee will request financial or personal information (Social Security Number, credit card or bank information, etc.) from you via email. The recruiters will not email you from a public webmail client like Gmail or Yahoo Mail. If you feel suspicious of a job posting or job-related email, contact us at  privacy@hcahealthcare.com
          

Registered Nurse (RN) PACU

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Description SHIFT: Days (rotating weekends) SCHEDULE: Full-time Blake Medical Center: The Best is Yet to Come. #ChangingCulture #ImprovingCommunities Do you have a passion for healthcare and helping others? Do you enjoy working in a fast-paced, patient-centered environment? Jump-start your career in our PACU Recovery department. Submit your application today! Blake Medical Center  is located in Bradenton, Florida, just minutes from the beautiful Gulf Coast beaches of Manatee County. Serving the healthcare needs of Manatee County for more than 40 years, Blake Medical Center is a 383-bed, tertiary hospital and leading provider of quality, affordable healthcare. We offer a wide range of services including the area's only Trauma Center, 24-hour emergency care, open-heart surgery, cancer care, joint replacement, burn center and inpatient rehabilitation. Blake Medical Center  been named a nine-time "100 Top Hospital" and a "100 Top Cardiovascular Hospital" by Thompson Reuters, formerly known as Solucient. Our Internal Medicine Residency Training Program begin in July of 2016, allowing us to accept and teach resident physicians at our hospital. Blake also boasts many designations and certifications from some of the most well-known names in healthcare. With a strong commitment to quality care, advanced technology and professional development we make sure our employees are well cared for too. Our nurses who work within the post-anesthesia care unit/recovery unit care for and monitored patients as they recover from the effects of anesthesia. PACU nurse responsibilities include all aspects of patient care following surgery. This care includes monitoring heart rate, blood pressure, breathing and respiration, as well as managing the pain and nausea that often follow anesthesia. Our PACU has 15 bays. Within the Surgery Department at Blake, we provide the highest quality of care in a warm, personalized setting for the patients we serve. Our Surgical Services teams are committed to fulfilling our hospital’s mission statement “to provide exceptional care to every patient, every time.” Blake Medical Center offers comprehensive Surgical Specialties including General, Heart, Vascular, Urologic, Gynecologic, Thoracic, Orthopedic, Spine, Neurosurgery and Breast. Our qualified surgeons and surgical team provide compassionate, patient-centered care while offering a wide range of procedures. Minimally invasive, laparoscopic, endoscopic and robotic-assisted techniques along with traditional surgery provide a variety of options for our patients. We offer you an excellent total compensation package, including competitive salary, excellent benefit package and growth opportunities. We believe in our team and your ability to do excellent work with us. Your benefits include 401k, PTO, medical, dental, flex spending, life, disability and employee discount program. We would love to talk to you about this fantastic opportunity. You contribute to our success. Every role has an impact on our patients’ lives and you have the opportunity to make a difference. We are looking for dedicated professional like you to be a part of our Blake Medical Center's team. Join us in our efforts to better our community! We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. Qualifications Requirements: ·   Nursing Diploma or ASN required, BSN preferred ·   Current Florida State RN license or compact state RN license ·   Current BLS through American Heart Association required ·   Current ACLS preferred; required within 6 months of hire ·   Minimum one year RN experience preferred but not required ·   Customer service abilities including effective listening skills. Critical thinking  skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision in a  fast paced environment ·   Ability to perform work that requires frequent standing, bending, reaching, squatting, kneeling, moving, lifting of patients and/or equipment up to 50 pounds Call Requirements: Must be able to arrive at the hospital within 30 minutes during on-call periods Notice Our Company’s recruiters are here to help unlock the next possibility within your career and we take your candidate experience very seriously. During the recruitment process, no recruiter or employee will request financial or personal information (Social Security Number, credit card or bank information, etc.) from you via email. The recruiters will not email you from a public webmail client like Gmail or Yahoo Mail. If you feel suspicious of a job posting or job-related email, contact us at  privacy@hcahealthcare.com
          

Registered Nurse (RN) Burn & Wound Clinic

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Description SHIFT: No Weekends SCHEDULE: Full-time Blake Medical Center: The Best is Yet to Come. #ChangingCulture #ImprovingCommunities Do you have a passion for healthcare and helping others? Do you enjoy working in a fast-paced, patient-centered environment? Jump-start your career in our Outpatient Burn Clinic department. Submit your application today! Blake Medical Center  is located in Bradenton, Florida, just minutes from the beautiful Gulf Coast beaches of Manatee County. Serving the healthcare needs of Manatee County for more than 40 years, Blake Medical Center is a 383-bed, tertiary hospital and leading provider of quality, affordable healthcare. We offer a wide range of services including the area's only Trauma Center, 24-hour emergency care, open-heart surgery, cancer care, joint replacement, burn center and inpatient rehabilitation. Blake Medical Center  been named a nine-time "100 Top Hospital" and a "100 Top Cardiovascular Hospital" by Thompson Reuters, formerly known as Solucient. Our Internal Medicine Residency Training Program begin in July of 2016, allowing us to accept and teach resident physicians at our hospital. Blake also boasts many designations and certifications from some of the most well-known names in healthcare. With a strong commitment to quality care, advanced technology and professional development we make sure our employees are well cared for too. In collaboration with Burn Centers of Florida, Inc., Blake Medical Center offers an outpatient burn clinic that treats patients not requiring hospitalization as well as previously hospitalized patients. Physicians in the outpatient clinic also provide consultation and management of acute and chronic wounds, skin and soft tissue disorders. We offer you an excellent total compensation package, including competitive salary, excellent benefit package and growth opportunities. We believe in our team and your ability to do excellent work with us. Your benefits include 401k, PTO, medical, dental, flex spending, life, disability and employee discount program. We would love to talk to you about this fantastic opportunity. You contribute to our success. Every role has an impact on our patients’ lives and you have the opportunity to make a difference. We are looking for dedicated professional like you to be a part of our Blake Medical Center's team. Join us in our efforts to better our community! We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. Qualifications Requirements: ·          Nursing Diploma or ASN required, BSN preferred ·          Current Florida State RN license or compact state RN license ·          Current BLS through American Heart Association required ·          Current ACLS preferred; required within 6 months of hire ·          Minimum one year RN experience preferred but not required ·          Customer service abilities including effective listening skills. Critical      thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with                minimal supervision in a fast paced environment ·          Ability to perform work that requires frequent standing, bending,           reaching, squatting, kneeling, moving, lifting of patients and/or             equipment up to 50 pounds Notice Our Company’s recruiters are here to help unlock the next possibility within your career and we take your candidate experience very seriously. During the recruitment process, no recruiter or employee will request financial or personal information (Social Security Number, credit card or bank information, etc.) from you via email. The recruiters will not email you from a public webmail client like Gmail or Yahoo Mail. If you feel suspicious of a job posting or job-related email, contact us at  privacy@hcahealthcare.com
          

Registered Nurse (RN) Med/Surg

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Description SHIFT: Nights (rotating weekends) SCHEDULE: Full-time Blake Medical Center: The Best is Yet to Come. #ChangingCulture #ImprovingCommunities Do you have a passion for healthcare and helping others? Do you enjoy working in a fast-paced, patient-centered environment? Jump-start your career in our 3S Medical Surgical Unit department. Submit your application today! Blake Medical Center  is located in Bradenton, Florida, just minutes from the beautiful Gulf Coast beaches of Manatee County. Serving the healthcare needs of Manatee County for more than 40 years, Blake Medical Center is a 383-bed, tertiary hospital and leading provider of quality, affordable healthcare. We offer a wide range of services including the area's only Trauma Center, 24-hour emergency care, open-heart surgery, cancer care, joint replacement, burn center and inpatient rehabilitation. Blake Medical Center  been named a nine-time "100 Top Hospital" and a "100 Top Cardiovascular Hospital" by Thompson Reuters, formerly known as Solucient. Our Internal Medicine Residency Training Program begin in July of 2016, allowing us to accept and teach resident physicians at our hospital. Blake also boasts many designations and certifications from some of the most well-known names in healthcare. With a strong commitment to quality care, advanced technology and professional development we make sure our employees are well cared for too. Our 3S is a 42 Medical Surgical Unit. Our Medical Surgical nurses provide care for patients utilizing the nursing process of assessment, planning, intervention, implementation, and evaluation. The Med/Surge RN collaborates with other professional disciplines to ensure effective patient care delivery and achievement of desired patient outcomes. We offer you an excellent total compensation package, including competitive salary, excellent benefit package and growth opportunities. We believe in our team and your ability to do excellent work with us. Your benefits include 401k, PTO, medical, dental, flex spending, life, disability and employee discount program. We would love to talk to you about this fantastic opportunity. You contribute to our success. Every role has an impact on our patients’ lives and you have the opportunity to make a difference. We are looking for dedicated professional like you to be a part of our Blake Medical Center's team. Join us in our efforts to better our community! We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. Qualifications Requirements: · Nursing Diploma or ASN required, BSN preferred · Current Florida State RN license or compact state RN license · Current BLS through American Heart Association required · Current ACLS preferred; required within 6 months of hire · Minimum one year RN experience preferred but not required · Customer service abilities including effective listening skills. Critical          thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal        supervision in a fast paced environment · Ability to perform work that requires frequent standing, bending,             reaching, squatting, kneeling, moving, lifting of patients and/or                 equipment up to 50 pounds Notice Our Company’s recruiters are here to help unlock the next possibility within your career and we take your candidate experience very seriously. During the recruitment process, no recruiter or employee will request financial or personal information (Social Security Number, credit card or bank information, etc.) from you via email. The recruiters will not email you from a public webmail client like Gmail or Yahoo Mail. If you feel suspicious of a job posting or job-related email, contact us at  privacy@hcahealthcare.com
          

Registered Nurse (RN) Joint Care

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Description SHIFT: Nights (rotating weekends) SCHEDULE: Full-time Blake Medical Center: The Best is Yet to Come. #ChangingCulture #ImprovingCommunities Do you have a passion for healthcare and helping others? Do you enjoy working in a fast-paced, patient-centered environment? Jump-start your career in our Joint Care department. Submit your application today! Blake Medical Center  is located in Bradenton, Florida, just minutes from the beautiful Gulf Coast beaches of Manatee County. Serving the healthcare needs of Manatee County for more than 40 years, Blake Medical Center is a 383-bed, tertiary hospital and leading provider of quality, affordable healthcare. We offer a wide range of services including the area's only Trauma Center, 24-hour emergency care, open-heart surgery, cancer care, joint replacement, burn center and inpatient rehabilitation. Blake Medical Center  been named a nine-time "100 Top Hospital" and a "100 Top Cardiovascular Hospital" by Thompson Reuters, formerly known as Solucient. Our Internal Medicine Residency Training Program begin in July of 2016, allowing us to accept and teach resident physicians at our hospital. Blake also boasts many designations and certifications from some of the most well-known names in healthcare. With a strong commitment to quality care, advanced technology and professional development we make sure our employees are well cared for too. Our Joint Care Center is a 21-bed unit specifically designed to improve the outcomes of orthopedic surgical patients in our community.   The Joint Care Center has been recognized for clinical excellence with designations from the Joint Commission (Knee Replacement Accreditation and Hip Replacement Accreditation) and Blue Cross Blue Shield (Blue Distinction Center for Knee and Hip Replacement). This means that we adhere to the highest standards in the care and treatment of joint replacement patients.  All of this is offered in a beautiful setting with hotel-like accommodations. We offer you an excellent total compensation package, including competitive salary, excellent benefit package and growth opportunities. We believe in our team and your ability to do excellent work with us. Your benefits include 401k, PTO, medical, dental, flex spending, life, disability and employee discount program. We would love to talk to you about this fantastic opportunity. You contribute to our success. Every role has an impact on our patients’ lives and you have the opportunity to make a difference. We are looking for dedicated professional like you to be a part of our Blake Medical Center's team. Join us in our efforts to better our community! We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. Qualifications Requirements: ·   Nursing Diploma or ASN required, BSN preferred ·   Current Florida State RN license or compact state RN license ·   Current BLS through American Heart Association required ·   Current ACLS preferred; required within 6 months of hire ·   Minimum one year RN experience preferred but not required ·   Customer service abilities including effective listening skills. Critical thinking  skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision in a  fast paced environment ·   Ability to perform work that requires frequent standing, bending, reaching, squatting, kneeling, moving, lifting of patients and/or equipment up to 50 pounds Notice Our Company’s recruiters are here to help unlock the next possibility within your career and we take your candidate experience very seriously. During the recruitment process, no recruiter or employee will request financial or personal information (Social Security Number, credit card or bank information, etc.) from you via email. The recruiters will not email you from a public webmail client like Gmail or Yahoo Mail. If you feel suspicious of a job posting or job-related email, contact us at  privacy@hcahealthcare.com
          

Registered Nurse (RN) Reconstructive Unit

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Description SHIFT: Nights (rotating weekends) SCHEDULE: Full-time Blake Medical Center: The Best is Yet to Come. #ChangingCulture #ImprovingCommunities Do you have a passion for healthcare and helping others? Do you enjoy working in a fast-paced, patient-centered environment? Jump-start your career in our Burn and Wound Reconstructive Unit department. Submit your application today! Blake Medical Center  is located in Bradenton, Florida, just minutes from the beautiful Gulf Coast beaches of Manatee County. Serving the healthcare needs of Manatee County for more than 40 years, Blake Medical Center is a 383-bed, tertiary hospital and leading provider of quality, affordable healthcare. We offer a wide range of services including the area's only Trauma Center, 24-hour emergency care, open-heart surgery, cancer care, joint replacement, burn center and inpatient rehabilitation. Blake Medical Center  been named a nine-time "100 Top Hospital" and a "100 Top Cardiovascular Hospital" by Thompson Reuters, formerly known as Solucient. Our Internal Medicine Residency Training Program begin in July of 2016, allowing us to accept and teach resident physicians at our hospital. Blake also boasts many designations and certifications from some of the most well-known names in healthcare. With a strong commitment to quality care, advanced technology and professional development we make sure our employees are well cared for too. Blake Medical Center is proud to offer the addition of burn care services led by renowned burn surgeon and researcher, Dr. Fred Mullins. These services are available for all burn patients from emergency initial evaluation through the entire process of reconstructive surgery. Our Burn and Wound Reconstructive unit is a 36 bed unit. Patients Cases include: Burn, Decubitus/Flap Surgery, Grafts, Head/Neck/Hand Surgery, Revascularization, Plastics/Reconstruction, Digital Reattachments, Leech Therapy, and more. Blake Medical Center's Burn and Wound Reconstructive Unit Nursing Team is committed to fulfilling our hospital’s mission statement “to provide exceptional care to every patient, every time.” Great opportunity to break into this specialty with a high energy team! We offer you an excellent total compensation package, including competitive salary, excellent benefit package and growth opportunities. We believe in our team and your ability to do excellent work with us. Your benefits include 401k, PTO, medical, dental, flex spending, life, disability and employee discount program. We would love to talk to you about this fantastic opportunity. You contribute to our success. Every role has an impact on our patients’ lives and you have the opportunity to make a difference. We are looking for dedicated professional like you to be a part of our Blake Medical Center's team. Join us in our efforts to better our community! We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. Qualifications Requirements: ·          Nursing Diploma or ASN required, BSN preferred ·          Current Florida State RN license or compact state RN license ·          Current BLS through American Heart Association required ·          Current ACLS preferred; required within 6 months of hire ·          Minimum one year RN experience preferred but not required ·          Customer service abilities including effective listening skills. Critical         thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with                     minimal supervision in a fast paced environment ·         Ability to perform work that requires frequent standing, bending,                              reaching, squatting, kneeling, moving, lifting of patients and/or                                  equipment up to 50 pounds Notice Our Company’s recruiters are here to help unlock the next possibility within your career and we take your candidate experience very seriously. During the recruitment process, no recruiter or employee will request financial or personal information (Social Security Number, credit card or bank information, etc.) from you via email. The recruiters will not email you from a public webmail client like Gmail or Yahoo Mail. If you feel suspicious of a job posting or job-related email, contact us at  privacy@hcahealthcare.com
          

New Graduate Nurse RN Residency Program - 2020

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Description SHIFT: Mixed (rotating weekends) SCHEDULE: Full-time Join our HCA Nurse Residency Program! Experience a higher standard of care at Blake Medical Center located in Bradenton, Florida just minutes from the Gulf Coast beaches. Our 383 bed acute care facility has been named a nine-time "100 Top Hospital" and a "100 Top Cardiovascular Hospital" by Thompson Reuters, formerly known as Solucient. With a strong commitment to quality care, advanced technology and professional development we make sure our employees are well cared for too. Program Details: The HCA Nurse Residency Program will provide education, support and guidance to new graduate nurses as they begin their careers in HCA Healthcare hospitals.  It is a yearlong, extensive clinical orientation  (StaRN)  and professional development curriculum for new graduate nurses that culminates in an evidence-based capstone project. StaRN (10 -16 weeks): S pecialty  T raining  A pprenticeship for  R egistered  N urses The StaRN Program is primarily designed to provide the graduate nurse with the tools necessary to succeed in today’s hospital environment. StaRN will assist the graduate nurse with the transition out of the classroom setting onto the unit by providing the following training: Didactic training :  introduces nurses to core curriculum and hospital initiatives in a classroom setting Simulation training :   reinforces nursing skills learned in a didactic setting Hands on training :    5-8 weeks with a facility preceptor in a nursing unit Certifications achieved – all tracks: Basic Life Support (BLS) Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI) Certification Electrocardiogram (ECG) Dysrhythmia Interpretation NIH Stroke Scale Certification Meditech Modules Additional training and certifications for Emergency Nurses: ENA Modules ENPC – 2 day course TNCC – 2 day course The schedule during the first portion of the StaRN is Monday through Friday, 8-hours a day, 40 hours a week. The preceptorship portion of the program consists of three 12-hour shifts per week at the hospital.   Attendance is mandatory for the entire program. Program acceptance requires a minimum two (2) year, full time commitment to the hospital. Professional Development Program (remaining 9 months) : Paired with a trained mentor for integration and socialization into the culture of professional nursing Monthly resident seminars following a core curriculum for professional development Completion of an evidence-based poster presentation Obtain Charge Nurse and Preceptor skills HCA West Florida 2020 StaRN Schedule:      1/13/2020 - Combo 2/10/2020 – OR 2/24/2020 – Combo 2/24/2020 – Behavioral Health 3/16/2020 – Combo 3/23/2020 – Emergency Department 3/23/2020 – Peds/PICU HCA is dedicated to hiring our American Heroes and bringing those iconic military branch values and work ethic to join our teams and provide care to our communities while ensuring our military and their families’ success in the civilian work sector. Your benefits include 401k, PTO medical, dental, flex spending, life, disability, tuition reimbursement, employee discount program, employee stock purchase program and student loan repayment at participating facilities . We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. Qualifications Recent graduate from nursing program within the past 12-months. Current FL RN license required or appropriate compact licensure. If compact license held, active FL RN license required within 90 days of hire. Previous medical or service industry experience highly desired, but not required. Self-motivated and strong communication skills required. Candidates who will love our patients are preferred! Notice Our Company’s recruiters are here to help unlock the next possibility within your career and we take your candidate experience very seriously. During the recruitment process, no recruiter or employee will request financial or personal information (Social Security Number, credit card or bank information, etc.) from you via email. The recruiters will not email you from a public webmail client like Gmail or Yahoo Mail. If you feel suspicious of a job posting or job-related email, contact us at  privacy@hcahealthcare.com
          

PBoC Official: China’s Digital Currency Will Start a “Horse Race”

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An official from the People’s Bank of China (PBoC) said Wednesday that China’s soon-to-be-launched digital currency would create a “horse race,” once it goes live, Reuters reported. Mu Changchun, the head of the central bank’s digital currency research institute noted that commercial banks and other…
          

Cryptocurrency Clampdown? Libra Forces EU to Consider Regulations and Own Stablecoin

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A new European Union (EU) draft document says that the European Central Bank (ECB) should hasten progress towards issuing its own digital currency for use by the public ahead of Facebook’s Libra project. The EU draft document was reported by Reuters earlier Tuesday. It states that members of the…
          

Cryptocurrency Clampdown? Libra Forces EU to Consider Regulations and Own Stablecoin

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A new European Union (EU) draft document says that the European Central Bank (ECB) should hasten progress towards issuing its own digital currency for use by the public ahead of Facebook’s Libra project. The EU draft document was reported by Reuters earlier Tuesday. It states that members of the…
          

Killed American family may have been 'bait' in Mexican cartel fight: relatives

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The nine American women and children killed in northern Mexico were victims of a territorial dispute between an arm of the Sinaloa Cartel and a rival gang, officials said on Wednesday, and may have been used to lure one side into a firefight.

          

Faith in Mexico shaken for 'true believer' Mormon communities

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The massacre of nine women and children in northern Mexico could test breakaway Mormon families' attachment to communities that for decades have been a haven for a way of life shunned by the mainstream Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

          

Texas executes white supremacist convicted of strangling woman

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The state of Texas on Wednesday executed a man convicted of murder for the 2002 strangulation of a woman he feared might divulge to police the location of a drug den where he and other members of his white supremacist gang held meetings.

          

California reveals Facebook probe, says social media company stonewalling investigation

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California revealed for the first time an 18-month investigation into Facebook Inc's privacy practices and accused the social media giant on Wednesday of hampering the probe by failing to turn over emails from Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg.

          

Trump's 'conscience' rule for healthcare workers struck down by U.S. judge

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A federal judge on Wednesday voided a White House-backed rule making it easier for doctors, nurses and other healthcare providers to avoid performing abortions and other medical services on religious or moral grounds.

          

U.S. Supreme Court justices seek compromise in Hawaii water pollution case

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U.S. Supreme Court justices across the political spectrum appeared to be searching for a compromise on Wednesday as they considered an important environmental case from Hawaii that could limit the scope of a landmark federal law aimed at curbing water pollution.

          

Keystone pipeline spill hardens landowner opposition to proposed expansion

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A big oil spill from the Keystone Pipeline in North Dakota last week has hardened opposition to the controversial Keystone XL expansion among landowners along its route, who say they hope to use the incident to help block or stall the project in court.

          

Senate leader McConnell backs bill to protect coal miner pensions

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Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell joined a bipartisan group of senators on Wednesday in introducing a bill to secure the pensions for nearly 90,000 retired coal miners as a recent wave of coal company bankruptcies threatens the solvency of the federal pension fund.

          

After Democratic legislative gains, Virginia governor vows new gun-control push

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Virginia Governor Ralph Northam's push for new gun control laws after the May massacre of 12 people in Virginia Beach flopped when the Republican-controlled state legislature acquiesced to his call for a July special session but left without a vote.

          

Two murder suspects captured at Mexico border after escaping California jail

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Two murder suspects were captured at the U.S.-Mexican border while attempting to walk back into the United States on Wednesday, three days after escaping from a California jail hundreds of miles to the north, police said.

          

Kansas City voters: Street name wrong way to honor Martin Luther King Jr

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Voters in Kansas City, Missouri, have reversed a decision by city leaders to name a street after slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr, in a contest both sides characterized as being sparked by citizen disenfranchisement, not racial prejudice.

          

Apple rolls out health records on iPhones for U.S. military veterans

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Apple Inc on Wednesday said that U.S. military veterans who use its iOS devices and get medical care from the Veterans Health Administration will be able to access their health records on the devices.

          

U.S. government sees no evidence of hacking in Tuesday's elections

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Voting in U.S. state and local elections on Tuesday showed no evidence of successful tampering by any foreign government, the Justice Department and six U.S. security agencies said.

          

Trump administration schedules lease sale for Arctic Alaska lands

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The Trump administration said on Tuesday it will be auctioning off nearly 4 million acres (1.6 million hectares) of land in Arctic Alaska for oil development next month, and it is promising much more territory will be open to development in the future.

          

Bankrupt Puerto Rico eyes new debt policy, will pay holiday bonus

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Puerto Rico would place restrictions on its future debt sales under proposed legislation that won praise on Tuesday from the bankrupt U.S. commonwealth's federally created financial oversight board.

          

U.S. Supreme Court justices navigate video piracy case over Blackbeard's ship

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U.S. Supreme Court justices struggled to navigate between the rights of states and individuals on Tuesday as they heard a documentary filmmaker's bid to revive his lawsuit against North Carolina officials he has accused of unlawfully pirating his footage of notorious English pirate Blackbeard's wrecked ship.

          

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មន្ត្រី​សិទ្ធិមនុស្ស​ថា អាជ្ញាធរ​ប្រទេស​ម៉ាឡេស៊ី មិន​ចាប់​បញ្ជូន​ខ្លួន​សកម្មជន​គណបក្ស​សង្គ្រោះជាតិ​ពីរ​រូប ដែល​ត្រូវ​បាន​ឃាត់ខ្លួន នៅ​ព្រលាន​យន្តហោះ​នៃ​ប្រទេស​នេះ កាលពី​ថ្ងៃ​ទី៤ ខែ​វិច្ឆិកា។សារព័ត៌មាន​អង់គ្លេស រ៉យទ័រ (Reuters) ចេញផ្សាយ​កាលពី​ថ្ងៃ​ទី៥ ខែ​វិច្ឆិកា ម្សិលមិញ​នេះ បាន​ដកស្រង់​ប្រសាសន៍​មន្ត្រី​គណៈកម្មការ​សិទ្ធិមនុស្ស​ប្រចាំ​ប្រទេស​ម៉ាឡេស៊ី លោក ចេរ៉ាល ចូសេហ្វ (Jerald Joseph) ថា​សកម្មជន​ទាំងពីរ​រូប​នេះ កាលពី​ដំបូង​ឡើយ ត្រូវ​អាជ្ញាធរ​ប្រទេស​នេះ​គ្រោង​ចាប់​បញ្ជូន​ទៅ​កម្ពុជា​វិញ នៅ​រសៀល​ថ្ងៃ​ទី៥ ខែ វិច្ឆិកា​នោះ ប៉ុន្តែ ក្រោយមក​សម្រេច​មិន​បញ្ជូន​ទៅវិញ ដោយសារ​រង​ការជំទាស់ ទៅ​នឹង​ការ​ចាប់​បញ្ជូនេះ។
          

'Straight up lied': Prosecutors say adviser Stone fibbed to protect Trump

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'Straight up lied': Prosecutors say adviser Stone fibbed to protect TrumpProsecutors pulled back the curtain on Roger Stone's private dealings with President Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign on Wednesday, portraying the president's longtime adviser as a liar who misled Congress about his outreach efforts to the WikiLeaks website to protect Trump from looking bad. Prosecution and defense lawyers delivered opening statements to the 12-member jury in federal court in Washington, painting dramatically different portraits of the 67-year-old Republican political operative who has been a friend and ally of Trump for four decades. Stone "straight up lied" to Congress, prosecutor Aaron Zelinsky told the jury, which was selected earlier in the day.



          

Canadian man who lost eye after police beating says he had 'no chance to fight back'

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Canadian man who lost eye after police beating says he had 'no chance to fight back'Dafonte Miller speaks publicly for first time about 2016 incident in which two white men allegedly assaulted himDespite being off-duty at the time, Michael Theriault told three friends he was a police officer, and said he could ask them whatever he wanted. Photograph: Chris Helgren/ReutersA Canadian man who was beaten so badly by an off-duty police officer and his brother that he lost his eye, said he had “no chance to fight back” in the violent encounter that left him fearful he would go blind.Dafonte Miller’s testimony in an Ontario court on Wednesday marked the first time he had spoken publicly about the 2016 incident.Brothers Michael and Christian Theriault face charges of aggravated assault in the beating of Miller, on 28 December 2016. The brothers claim they acted in self-defence. The brothers have also been charged with obstructing justice.The case of two white men allegedly assaulting a black teen, has also laid bare the disproportionate harm the black community faces at the hands of police. According to the Ontario Human Rights commission, black residents are overrepresented in fatal shootings and use of force.In a packed courtroom in Oshawa, Ontario, Miller told the court he and two friends were walking together evening of 28 December, when they were stopped by two men in a driveway.Miller, who was 19 at the time, described the initial encounter as “casual” until Christian Theriault asked the group what were doing in the neighbourhood. Despite being off-duty at the time, Michael Theriault told the three friends he was a police officer, and said he could ask them whatever he wanted, Miller told the court.The boys began to walk away, but soon noticed they were being chased, said Miller, who said he was put in a headlock, before he was punched and then beaten with a meter-long metal pole.“I remember just laying there … getting beat for a little while,” he said. “I wasn’t feeling it no more but I was seeing it.”Miller was eventually able to escape and call police. Two neighbours also phoned emergency services.Miller, who was 19 at the time, lost his left eye, which he described as “pretty much burst” after the attack and would bleed as he slept. He suffered other injuries, including a fractured wrist and broken bones in his face.The brothers told the court earlier this week they were in their garage when they heard someone breaking into a truck. After encountering Miller and claiming he had a weapon, the two restrained him in self-defence.Miller’s friends have provided conflicting testimony from that night: one says the group was searching cars for money, another denies breaking into vehicles. Crown lawyers say the Theriault brothers falsely claim they acted in self-defence and that Miller had a weapon.



          

2019-78816 - Inspector (Salvage)

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Entity : Safran is an international high-technology group, operating in the aircraft propulsion and equipment, space and defense markets. Safran has a global presence, with more than 92,000 employees and sales of 21 billion euros in 2018. Working alone or in partnership, Safran holds world or European leadership positions in its core markets. Safran undertakes Research & Development programs to meet fast-changing market requirements, with total R&D expenditures of around 1.5 billion euros in 2018. Safran is ranked among the Top 100 Global Innovators by Thomson Reuters and is featured on the "Happy at work" rankings. The Group places fourth on the Universum ranking for the favorite companies of newly-qualified engineers in France. Safran Landing Systems is the world leader of aircraft landing and braking systems. The company has partnerships with 30 airframers in civil, regional, commercial and military transport, and supports 27,000 aircraft that operate around 70,000 landings daily.
Main domain/Job field : Production/Manufacture / assembly and repair
Employment type : Regular Full time
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To inspect and sentence a wide variety of aircraft landing gear components to return them to a serviceable condition with the minimal repairs necessary in accordance with the approved maintenance data. • Visual inspection of components for acceptance or identify defects to the manufacturer's original design • Analyse complex aircraft back to birth history to ascertain full traceability, acceptance and correct lifing of parts • Follow component maintenance manuals, drawings, engineering layout information and additions to the original design such as Service Bulletins, Service Letters and Airworthiness directives • Create and compose detailed sequence of processes and engineering method statements for repairs of complex components along with the compilation of appropriate quality assurance documentation • Ability to use a wide and varied range of precision measuring equipment

• An Engineering Apprenticeship or equivalent ideally gained in the aerospace sector • Individuals with a background in working with aircraft components • Confident communicator, amongst team members and with other business areas • IT literate and able to learn new systems with ease • Sound mathematical skills and a good problem solver • Flexible in approach, willing to take on new responsibilities and you will have a “can do” attitude • An understanding of Lean Sigma disciplines and 5s principles • Involvement in continuous improvement activities to reduce shop processing times and manufacturing hours BENEFITS: 5 week holiday entitlement 4.5 day working week (role dependant) Option to buy and sell annual leave Pension scheme Healthcare scheme Company sick pay Profit sharing Annual bonus Shift allowance Free car park On site catering facilities Cycle to work scheme Employee assistance programme Study assistance SHIFTS: All
City (-ies) : Gloucester MRO

          

2019-78479 - Production Engineer

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Entity : Safran is an international high-technology group, operating in the aircraft propulsion and equipment, space and defense markets. Safran has a global presence, with more than 92,000 employees and sales of 21 billion euros in 2018. Working alone or in partnership, Safran holds world or European leadership positions in its core markets. Safran undertakes Research & Development programs to meet fast-changing market requirements, with total R&D expenditures of around 1.5 billion euros in 2018. Safran is ranked among the Top 100 Global Innovators by Thomson Reuters and is featured on the "Happy at work" rankings. The Group places fourth on the Universum ranking for the favorite companies of newly-qualified engineers in France. Safran Landing Systems is the world leader of aircraft landing and braking systems. The company has partnerships with 30 airframers in civil, regional, commercial and military transport, and supports 27,000 aircraft that operate around 70,000 landings daily.
Main domain/Job field : Production/Manufacture / assembly and repair
Employment type : Regular Full time
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Production Support Engineers main functions include: finding solutions and fixes for process rejects, streamlining work scopes when creating or adding extra work to Proplans in line with repairs. Raising and implementing 8D investigations, daily input and support to QRQC, lead lean sigma initiatives in a facilitating / support capacity, eliminate waste activity thorough standardisation, drive out operating and working capital cost. Liaise and be the focal point with Safran OEM engineering in the progression of new repairs & concessions & development of process and tooling improvements will be the primary focus of this role. This is a key position in the business where you will work alongside all process experts and with the Management team to minimise waste and improve productivity and efficiency. • Acting as a key focal point from all shop floor areas, you will be allocated work on a daily basis and need to identify key priorities. Parts will need assessing and the correct rework chosen; you will log the reject and find a suitable solution for the part. . You will be responsible for creating detailed Proplans and using these within your workings to find the correct and most efficient solution, utilising OEM specifications and in-house work procedures. • You will resolve shop floor issues, which vary from having an expired CMM ,incorrect Proplans, extra work editions, process recovery to spec and providing general advice where needed. • To ensure all non-compliances are managed efficiently to ensure accurate reporting, timely closure and robust containment & corrective actions are in place. To include but not limited to; quality escapes, customer returns, quality improvement actions, you will either own or act as a technical resource to manage the effective and efficient close out of NCRs, QCPs, 8D's,QRQC. • To lead the development of tooling requirements in accordance with regulatory requirements, including design, maintenance, reliability & repeatability in accordance with business procedures • To lead the lean sigma initiatives in a facilitating / support capacity in order to identify and eliminate waste activity, promote thorough standardisation and drive out operating and working capital cost. • Company audit responsibility in all guises (ie) sub contract suppliers, internal WP & QCP compliance, product, scrap review support, customer interface where required. • You will plan your workload effectively, at all times utilising the time to process map and identify improvements. • Reviewing and sharing technical document updates, comparing with other Group sites and making any necessary updates.

• Apprentice trained or equivalent • HNC/HND • Within a technical metal finishing setting: inspection/NDT/ machining. • Comprehensive product and process knowledge. • Within aerospace industry. • Strong attention to detail but without getting fixated on the finer details. • Produce work to a high standard within reasonable timescales. • Key communicator with confident decision making abilities. • A thorough understanding and pragmatic application of applicable processes, procedures and compliances. • Effective organisation and planning skills with the ability to manage personal workloads. • Flexible approach, open minded and keen sense of “right first time” BENEFITS 5 week holiday entitlement 4.5 day working week (role dependant) Option to buy and sell annual leave Pension scheme Healthcare scheme Company sick pay Profit sharing Annual bonus Shift allowance
City (-ies) : Gloucester (MRO)

          

Banks, funds propose shorter trading day in Europe, bourses split

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Banks and fund managers want the European stock trading day shortened by 90 minutes in a radical move they say would improve market efficiency and staff wellbeing - but exchanges are split.

          

Asia stocks camp near peaks as trade talks drag on

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Asian shares paused near multi-month peaks on Thursday while bonds eked out a bounce as reports of delays in sealing a preliminary Sino-U.S. trade deal left investors frustrated at the lack of concrete progress.

          

Chile prosecutor seeks to investigate claims of police torture of protesters

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A Chilean prosecutor on Wednesday said he would seek court approval to investigate 14 police officers for allegedly torturing protesters during almost three weeks of intense unrest and rioting in the country.

          

Bank of England to keep rates steady in pre-election meeting

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Britain's central bank looks set to sit out the global shift towards lower interest rates on Thursday, though investors will watch for any policymaker who might break ranks and vote to give the country's slowing economy more help.

          

Aspiring British finance ministers trade blows over future of the economy

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British finance minister Sajid Javid will try to convince voters on Thursday that only the governing Conservative Party can be trusted with the future of the economy, painting the opposition Labour Party as fiscally irresponsible.

          

Iran fuels centrifuges, resumes uranium enrichment at Fordow

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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 world powers.

          

Family tells how 13-year-old boy hid siblings in Mexico massacre

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After watching gunmen shoot dead his mother and two brothers, 13-year-old Devin Langford hid six surviving siblings in nearby bushes and walked for miles in a rugged expanse of northern Mexico to get help.

          

Britain asks Spain for more details on European arrest warrant for Catalan separatist

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Britain has put on hold a Spanish request to extradite Catalan separatist Clara Ponsati over her role in a failed independence bid and demanded more information, according to British documents published by Spanish authorities.

          

Faith in Mexico shaken for 'true believer' Mormon communities

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The massacre of nine women and children in northern Mexico could test breakaway Mormon families' attachment to communities that for decades have been a haven for a way of life shunned by the mainstream Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

          

Boris Johnson to tell Scotland: vote Conservative to stop independence bid

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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson heads to Scotland on Thursday to say a Dec. 12 election victory for his Conservative Party will halt Scottish National Party (SNP) plans to hold another independence vote to break up the United Kingdom.

          

Pilot accidentally hits hostage alarm, causing lockdown at Amsterdam's Schiphol airport

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A pilot accidentally triggered a hijacking/hostage taking alarm in a plane's cockpit, causing a major security lockdown on Wednesday at Amsterdam's Schiphol airport, one of Europe's busiest.

          

Air Europa: Pilot at Schiphol airport accidentally caused alarm

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A pilot onboard an Air Europa airplane accidentally set off an alarm, prompting a major security lockdown at Amsterdam's Schiphol airport on Wednesday, the airline said in a statement.

          

U.S. diplomats to star in public impeachment hearings next week

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Three U.S. diplomats who expressed alarm about President Donald Trump's dealings with Ukraine will serve as star witnesses when Democrats bring their impeachment case against Trump directly to the public with televised congressional hearings next week, lawmakers said on Wednesday.

          

'Death of a Salesman' halted when ceiling collapses at London Piccadilly Theatre

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A partial ceiling collapse at London's Piccadilly Theatre on Wednesday halted a performance of Arthur Miller's "Death of a Salesman," causing a few minor injuries and prompting an evacuation of the audience.

          

White House expects two new hires to bolster Trump impeachment defense - official

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The White House is expected to recruit two advisers to take a more aggressive posture in defending President Donald Trump in the congressional impeachment inquiry over his dealings with Ukraine, a senior administration official said on Wednesday.

          

Risk rally pauses on U.S. data, trade talk caution

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The dollar slid and the three-day global stock market rally paused on Wednesday as U.S. productivity data disappointed and investors turned a bit cautious about U.S.-China trade talks.

          

Regulators want revised Boeing 737 MAX software documentation - company

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U.S. and European regulators have asked Boeing Co to revise documentation on its proposed 737 MAX software fix, the planemaker confirmed Wednesday, a development that further complicates its efforts to return the jet to service by year-end.

          

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

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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson tried to fire up supporters with a Brexit rallying cry on Wednesday after the first day of his election campaign was marred by a ministerial resignation, a gaffe about a deadly tower blaze and a doctored video advert.

          

Soomaaliya oo bisha December la filayo in ay ku dhawaaqdo shatiga shidaal dhan 30 bilyan oo fuusto

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Arbaco, November, 06, 2019 (HOL)- Wasiirka Wasaaradda Batroolka iyo Macdanta Dowladda Soomaaliya Cabdirashid Maxamed Axmed ayaa u sheegay wakaalada wararka Reuters in Soomaaliya qorsheyneyso in bil kaddib bixisho shantiga ilaa 30 milyan oo fuusto oo shidaal si ay u soo jiidato shirkaddaha maalgashiga sameeya.
          

Tunisian TV channel owner arrested on corruption allegations

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Good Morning, News: Supremes to Rule on Trump's Criminality, Sondland Flips on Trump, and Dems Win Big!

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by Wm. Steven Humphrey

Stay up to date on Portland news and politics. Looking for fun? Here are the best Things to Do in Portland today.

Democrat Andy Beshear of Kentucky upsets crybaby Republican Matt Bevin. WAHHH! WAHHH! WAHHHH!
Democrat Andy Beshear of Kentucky upsets crybaby Republican Matt Bevin. WAHHH! WAHHH! WAHHHH! John Sommers II / Getty

GOOD MORNING, PORTLAND! Your smile, your style is so fly. I can't deny I got a crush on you. LET'S GO TO PRESS.

Let's start with some good news for Democrats and BAD NEWS for Trump: For the first time in decades Virginia's state government flipped blue in last night's election, paving the way for minimum wage raises and tightening gun laws. Meanwhile in Kentucky, Democrat Andy Beshear squeaked out a victory in the gubernatorial race, beating Gov. Matt Bevin who is such a fucking Republican crybaby, he's refusing to concede. YA LOST, SON! Go cry in Trump's lap.

In other good election news: "Woman who gave Trump the finger elected in Virginia."

In case you missed it, yesterday Portland hotelier/Trump crony Gordon Sondland, sensing that he was going to get caught in his lies, reversed his position and now says that there was a "quid pro quo" deal (read: bribery and extortion) between Trump and Ukraine. This blows a huge hole in the GOP's defense that everyone who has testified against the president is a "never Trumper"—hey, the dude gave Trump millions! (Be sure to watch the video below of Sondland returning home to Portland late last night and receiving an "unwelcome home" party from protesters. SO GOOD. Boycott his hotels.)

House impeachment investigators have called on White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney to testify on Trump's quid pro quo—since... you know... Mulvaney was most likely involved and publicly called it a quid pro quo. He's not gonna testify—we all know this, right?

Here's your "desperate, panicky Republicans" headline of the day: "Senate Republicans consider including Bidens in Trump impeachment trial."

I can't believe it's come to this, but here we are: In a few days Trump will be asking the Supreme Court to rule on whether or not he's completely immune to criminal investigation while in office. In normal times it would be a laughable question, but with this Supreme Court? The shit could hit the fan with this one. And the aftermath will not be pretty.

Meanwhile, in DRAKE news:

A 25-year-old member of the New Zealand Parliament got off a great "OK Boomer" retort when a boomer tried to heckle her climate change speech.

IN LOCAL NEWS: Portland's own Trump conspirator Gordon Sondland arrived back in town last night, and received quite the welcome from protesters. (This is great—needed more "boos.")

Apparently Mayor Ted Wheeler has finally heard enough and is donating $16,000 of Gordon Sondland's past campaign contributions to charity. I guess because he couldn't tell Sondland was clearly lying the first time around?

In Portland election news, you voted "yes" on ballots that will continue to pay our teachers,
as well as protect the environment, our drinking water, and parks. See more from our Alex Zielinski.

The city is planning on hosting public information meetings to brief Portlanders on their negotiation process with the Portland Police union, because they neglected to last time AND IT DID NOT GO SO WELL. Our Alex Zielinski has the details.

Hey! Who wants to watch some great DIY porn seated next to strangers? YOU DO. Tickets for HUMP! 2019 are right here and it kicks off this Friday, November 8! Trust me, you won't regret it.

Now let's gaze skyward at the WEATHER: Expect a sunnier, less foggy day with a high of 58.

And finally, MOOD.

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The cheap sensor detecting landslides in India

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Symbol copyright Reuters Symbol caption Landslides are commonplace in India after heavy rains Landslides are commonplace in rural and mountainous spaces of India, particularly after heavy rain. Scientists now say they’ve evolved a low cost era for detecting them, the usage of a movement sensor repeatedly present in smartphones. The instrument is these days being …
          

Regulators want revised Boeing 737 MAX software documentation: company

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U.S. and European regulators have asked Boeing Co to revise documentation on its proposed 737 MAX software fix, the planemaker confirmed Wednesday, further complicating its efforts to return the jet to service by year-end.

          

Asia stocks stymied by trade talk frustration

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Asian shares managed to cling near multi-month peaks on Thursday while bonds eked out a bounce as reports of delays in sealing a preliminary Sino-U.S. trade deal left investors frustrated at the lack of concrete progress.

          

SoftBank Group shares slide over 4% after massive quarterly loss

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Shares of SoftBank Group fell more than 4% in early trade on Thursday after the Japanese conglomerate reported a $6.5 billion quarterly loss, its first such loss in 14 years, dragged down by a massive hit at its giant Vision Fund.

          

Factbox: SoftBank's ever-growing mountain of debt

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SoftBank Group Corp has built a global conglomerate of telecoms and tech companies on an ever-growing mountain of debt that major rating agencies categorize as junk.

          

Xerox in $33 billion bid for HP: sources

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U.S. printer maker Xerox Holdings Corp has made a roughly $33 billion cash-and-stock offer for personal computer maker HP Inc, a company more than three times its size, people familiar with the matter said on Wednesday.

          

Airbnb to review 'high risk reservations' following Halloween shooting

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Short-term home rental company Airbnb Inc said on Wednesday it will introduce new safety measures in response to a fatal Halloween shooting in California last week, including a 24/7 hot line and review of "high risk reservations."

          

Airbnb to review 'high risk reservations' following Halloween shooting

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Short-term home rental company Airbnb Inc said on Wednesday it will introduce new safety measures in response to a fatal Halloween shooting in California last week, including a 24/7 hot line and review of "high risk reservations."

          

Oil unchanged after overnight losses amid caution over trade talks

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Oil prices were unchanged on Thursday, holding on to most of their losses from the previous session, on worries that a long-awaited interim deal to dial back a crippling U.S.-China trade war could be delayed.

          

PBOC says blockchain solves trade authentication, financing issues

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The use of blockchain technology solves the issue of information asymmetry in trade finance and the core problem of providing proof of trade authenticity, the Shanghai headquarters of the People's Bank of China (PBOC) said in a statement on Thursday.

          

Investors left exposed as Trump's SEC gives America Inc a helping hand

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The United States' top market cop is slowly taking the shackles off corporations.

          

Factbox: How the SEC is making life easier for corporate America

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Under the Trump administration, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has taken more than two dozen measures - including trimming rules - that make life easier for corporate America, according to a Reuters analysis of SEC announcements and interviews with more than a dozen lawyers, academics and advocacy groups.

          

California reveals Facebook probe, says social media company stonewalling investigation

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California revealed for the first time an 18-month investigation into Facebook Inc's privacy practices and accused the social media giant on Wednesday of hampering the probe by failing to turn over emails from Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg.

          

Exclusive: U.S.-China trade deal signing could be delayed to December; London a possible venue - source

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A meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping to sign a long-awaited interim trade deal could be delayed until December as discussions continue over terms and venue, a senior official of the Trump administration told Reuters on Wednesday.

          

Alphabet expects to complete probe of sexual misconduct claims by next month

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The board of Google parent Alphabet Inc expects to complete by next month an investigation into the company's handling of sexual harassment and other misconduct complaints against current and former executives, according to a filing in state court last month.

          

Alphabet expects to complete probe of sexual misconduct claims by next month

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The board of Google parent Alphabet Inc expects to complete by next month an investigation into the company's handling of sexual harassment and other misconduct complaints against current and former executives, according to a filing in state court last month.

          

U.S. lawmakers seek to ban federal pension fund from investing in China

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A group of U.S. lawmakers introduced legislation on Wednesday that would block a federal retirement fund from investing in Chinese stocks.

          

Former UAW official, GM board member charged in UAW investigation

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Former United Auto Workers vice president Joseph Ashton was charged on Wednesday with conspiracy to commit money laundering and wire fraud, the latest person named in a wide-ranging corruption probe into the union.

          

Second U.S. law firm plots rival London forex class action

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U.S law firm Hausfeld plans to battle Scott & Scott for a high-profile London class action against major banks over alleged foreign exchange (forex) rigging, a London court heard on Wednesday.

          

Keystone pipeline spill hardens landowner opposition to proposed expansion

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A big oil spill from the Keystone Pipeline in North Dakota last week has hardened opposition to the controversial Keystone XL expansion among landowners along its route, who say they hope to use the incident to help block or stall the project in court.

          

Qualcomm's 5G phone forecast for 2020 could include iPhones: analysts

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Qualcomm Inc said on Wednesday it expected 200 million 5G smartphones to be sold in 2020, including flagship devices launching next fall, a reference Wall Street took as a hint that Apple Inc would offer the faster technology next year.

          

Qualcomm's 5G phone forecast for 2020 could include iPhones: analysts

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Qualcomm Inc said on Wednesday it expected 200 million 5G smartphones to be sold in 2020, including flagship devices launching next fall, a reference Wall Street took as a hint that Apple Inc would offer the faster technology next year.

          

Judge shields OxyContin-maker Purdue from litigation until April

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Purdue Pharma LP and the company's Sackler family owners will be shielded until April 8, 2020, from sprawling opioid litigation to give the maker of OxyContin time to try to reach a legal settlement the company says is worth $10 billion.

          

Amazon Australia signs up Zip Co buy now, pay later service

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Amazon Inc's Australia unit has signed up Zip Co Ltd to offer its buy now, pay later (BNPL) service on the U.S. giant's local retail website, sending shares in Zip soaring by more than 20%.

          

Roku quarterly net loss widens, shares plunge

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U.S. video streaming service Roku Inc reported a wider net loss in the third quarter on Wednesday, as it spent more to attract subscribers to its video streaming platform.

          

Roku quarterly net loss widens, shares plunge

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U.S. video streaming service Roku Inc reported a wider net loss in the third quarter on Wednesday, as it spent more to attract subscribers to its video streaming platform.

          

Acting UAW head to examine 'every inch' of union in scandal's wake

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The acting head of the United Auto Workers (UAW) said on Wednesday that he will examine every department of the union in response to a spreading federal corruption probe that has damaged the union's standing during contract talks with Detroit's automakers.

          

Asia stocks camp near peaks as trade talks drag on

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Asian shares paused near multi-month peaks on Thursday while bonds eked out a bounce as reports of delays in sealing a preliminary Sino-U.S. trade deal left investors frustrated at the lack of concrete progress.

          

Alphabet board probes company's handling of sexual misconduct allegations

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The board of Google parent company Alphabet Inc is investigating executives' handling of sexual harassment and other misconduct claims, and expects to complete its probe by early December, according to a recent court filing.

          

Alphabet board probes company's handling of sexual misconduct allegations

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The board of Google parent company Alphabet Inc is investigating executives' handling of sexual harassment and other misconduct claims, and expects to complete its probe by early December, according to a recent court filing.

          

BP invests in city transportation app Whim

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BP is investing 10 million euros ($11.08 million) in Finnish transportation app Whim as the oil and gas company seeks to expand its role in a future low-carbon world.

          

Alphabet’s board is investigating execs over claims of sexual harassment and other misconduct - TechCrunch

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  1. Alphabet’s board is investigating execs over claims of sexual harassment and other misconduct  TechCrunch
  2. Alphabet's board of directors is investigating executives over inappropriate relationships  CNBC
  3. Alphabet Board Investigates Sexual Misconduct Accusations  The New York Times
  4. Alphabet expects to complete probe of sexual misconduct claims by next month  Reuters
  5. Executives at Google are under investigation by the board for how they handled sexual harassment  The Verge
  6. View full coverage on Google News

          

11/6/2019: WORLD: TURKEY CAPTURES DEAD ISIS LEADER’S SISTER IN RAID

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Turkey captured the sister of dead Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi on Monday in the northern Syrian town of Azaz, a senior Turkish official told Reuters, and is interrogating her husband and daughter-in-law who were also detained. Rasmiya...
          

California probing Facebook, demands subpoenaed documents

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California is investigating Facebook Inc's disclosure of user data to Cambridge Analytica and other partners. Zachary Goelman reports.

          

Stocks need a new catalyst to rally - Ladenburg Thalman CEO

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With corporate profits in decline, economic fears easing and the fallout from the U.S.-China trade war still looming, Ladenburg Thalman Asset Management CEO Phil Blancato says he's neutral on stocks until there is a new catalyst to drive action. Conway G. Gittens reports.

          

Breakingviews TV: Walgreens LBO

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A suggestion of taking the pharmacy chain private, reported by Reuters, could produce a record $87 billion deal – a major stretch even for today’s capital-rich buyout firms. Still, boss Stefano Pessina has pulled off audacious financial feats before. Robert Cyran explains.

          

IMF cuts euro zone forecasts, as Germany slows

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Growth in the euro zone and its biggest economy, Germany, is set to slow more than expected, according to the IMF. David Pollard reports.

          

Why Adidas might blame Kanye West for a stumble

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Adidas' sales growth has slowed, and the German sportswear giant says one reason is a weaker performance by Yeezy shoes designed for it by Kanye West. Julian Satterthwaite reports.

          

SoftBank's Son humbled by WeWork debacle

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SoftBank plunged to its first quarterly loss in 14 years Wednesday after valuations tumbled for some of its top tech bets, not least WeWork. Julian Satterthwaite reports.

          

Earnings, data fail to lift share-market mood

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European shares took a breather on Wednesday after closing at a four-year peak in the previous session, as a mixed bag of earnings reports and weak services sector data from the euro zone weighed on sentiment. David Pollard reports.

          

"No one thought it was bad": One teen's struggle with Juul addiction

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Seventeen-year-old William Smith says he lost his ability to focus on schoolwork at the height of his addiction to Juul e-cigarettes because he "was just focused on getting another hit of the vape." Now, Juul is under fire from critics who say the company helped create an epidemic of teenage nicotine use. Jillian Kitchener has more.

          

Boeing CEO Muilenburg 'has done everything right,' says chairman

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AUDIO REPORT: Chairman Dave Calhoun said on Tuesday the company’s board believed Chief Executive Dennis Muilenburg “has done everything right,” just days after he came under attack from U.S. lawmakers and repeatedly refused to step down at a hearing on two fatal crashes involving Boeing 737 MAX airliners.

          

TikTok, Apple no-shows at hearing on China

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AUDIO ONLY: TikTok, the Chinese-owned video app, was a no-show at a hearing examining its ties to China. Apple also declined the invitation.

          

New closing high for Dow, Nasdaq

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The Dow and Nasdaq crept up to new record closing highs but the S&P 500 drifted lower as investors consolidated recent gains. Conway G. Gittens has the market roundup.

          

Wall St. looks 'pretty good' at record highs -Colas

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DataTrek Research co-founder Nick Colas says Wall Street's record high looks 'pretty good' because financials and 'old school' tech like Apple and Microsoft are leading the rally, with improved sentiment showing up in other global assets as well. Conway G. Gittens has the sit-down.

          

Breakingviews TV: Uber under

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The ride-hailing firm’s $3.5 bln quarterly revenue is growing briskly – yet so are its accounting quirks and food-delivery losses. Meanwhile a slab of insider shares are about to be released from their lockup. It’s not a good moment to be an Uber investor, John Foley argues.

          

European factories at risk in PSA-Fiat merger

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The spare production capacity that could result from a merger between Fiat Chrysler and Peugeot owner PSA could put some European car plants at risk of closure. David Pollard reports.

          

Pandora stock tumbles as revamp efforts stall

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Shares in jeweler Pandora tumbled on Tuesday after the firm said turnaround efforts had hit new obstacles. Julian Satterthwaite reports.

          

UK: anxious times for pre-Brexit economy

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Britain's services sector stagnated last month and car sales were down again: a host of new data surveys point to a still highly uncertain outlook for a UK economy caught in Brexit turmoil. David Pollard reports.

          

China presses U.S. to drop more tariffs

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China is pressing Trump to drop more tariffs as part of a phase-one deal to end tensions. Julian Satterthwaite reports

          

Uber loss grows but CEO predicts 2021 profit

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Uber lost more money in the third quarter compared to last year and the number of monthly active users came in weaker than anticipated. Conway G. Gittens has the details.

          

Uber loss grows but CEO predicts 2021 profit

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Uber lost more money in the third quarter compared to last year and the number of monthly active users came in weaker than anticipated but CEO Dara Khosrowshahi predicted a full-year profit by 2021.

          

MÄRKTE USA/Skpesis bezüglich Handelsstreit beendet Rekordjagd

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NEW YORK (Dow Jones)--Die zuletzt gestiegenen Erwartungen an ein Handelsabkommen zwischen den USA und China haben zur Wochenmitte an der Wall Street einen leichten Dämpfer erhalten. Auslöser war ein Bericht der Nachrichtenagentur Reuters, wonach sich die Unterzeichnung eines Abkommens bis in den Dezember hinein verzögern...
          

Trump defiant at Louisiana rally after Democrat wins

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U.S. President Donald Trump struck a defiant note on Wednesday at a rally in Louisiana a day after Democrats clinched victories in a raft of local elections that cast a shadow over his 2020 re-election hopes.

          

In Trump's shadow, Republican suburban slide shows little sign of slowing

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The last time Democrats controlled the government in Delaware County, a suburb of Philadelphia, the U.S. Civil War had just ended.

          

Former Obama officials rally behind Biden as he trails top rivals in money race

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In a flex of establishment muscle, a slew of former Obama administration officials came out on Wednesday to support Joe Biden’s Democratic U.S. presidential bid at a time when he is fighting to maintain his front-runner status.

          

Regulators want revised Boeing 737 MAX software documentation: company

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U.S. and European regulators have asked Boeing Co to revise documentation on its proposed 737 MAX software fix, the planemaker confirmed Wednesday, further complicating its efforts to return the jet to service by year-end.

          

Asia stocks stymied by trade talk frustration

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Asian shares managed to cling near multi-month peaks on Thursday while bonds eked out a bounce as reports of delays in sealing a preliminary Sino-U.S. trade deal left investors frustrated at the lack of concrete progress.

          

Killed American family may have been 'bait' in Mexican cartel fight: relatives

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The nine American women and children killed in northern Mexico were victims of a territorial dispute between an arm of the Sinaloa Cartel and a rival gang, officials said on Wednesday, and may have been used to lure one side into a firefight.

          

Dry weather to cut Ukraine 2020 winter grain area...

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Successfull Agriculture, 22/10/2019 - Drought across most Ukrainian regions is likely to reduce the area sown in the 2020 winter grain harvest, the head of Ukraine's state weather forecasting centre said on Tuesday.Ukraine and Russia, its main rival on Black Sea grain exports, have been both looking for more rains this autumn. In Russia, though, warm and rainy weather has speeded up sowing in recent weeks and is expected to favour works in the next few weeks.   "The area will be smaller. The situation is far from optimal, but just about manageable," Mykola Kulbida told Reuters about Ukraine. "In recent days, the situation has improved slightly." The Ukrainian agriculture ministry said farms had sown around 6.4 million hectares of winter grains as of Oct. 21 versus about 6.8 million at the same date in 2018. The sown area included 5.5 million hectares of winter wheat and 777,000 hectares of winter barley. (Feed generated with FetchRSS)
          

RN / Florida / Permanent / Registered Nurse Charge (RN) Burn ICU Job

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Blake Medical Center:The Best is Yet to Come. #ChangingCulture #ImprovingCommunities Do you have a passion for healthcareand helping others? Do you enjoy working in a fast-paced, patient-centeredenvironment? Jump-start your career in our Burn ICU Critical Care department.Submit your application today! Blake Medical Center is located in Bradenton, Florida, justminutes from the beautiful Gulf Coast beaches of Manatee County. Servingthe healthcare needs of Manatee County for more than 40 years, Blake MedicalCenter is a 383-bed, tertiary hospital and leading provider of quality,affordable healthcare. We offer a wide range of services including the area'sonly Trauma Center, 24-hour emergency care, open-heart surgery, cancer care,joint replacement, burn center and inpatient rehabilitation. Blake MedicalCenter been named a nine-time "100 TopHospital" and a "100 Top Cardiovascular Hospital" by ThompsonReuters, formerly known as Solucient. Our InternalMedicine Residency Training Program begin in July of 2016, allowing us toaccept and teach resident physicians at our hospital. Blake also boastsmany designations and certifications from some of the most well-known names inhealthcare. With a strong commitment to quality care, advanced technologyand professional development we make sure our employees are well cared for too. Blake Medical Center is proud to offer theaddition of burn care services led by renowned burn surgeon and researcher, Dr.Fred Mullins. These services are available for all burn patients from emergencyinitial evaluation through the entire process of reconstructive surgery. OurBurn ICU Critical Care unit is a 6 bed unit. Patients Cases include: Burn,Decubitus/Flap Surgery, Grafts, Head/Neck/Hand Surgery, Revascularization,Plastics/Reconstruction, Digital Reattachments, Leech Therapy, and more. BlakeMedical Center's Burn ICU Nursing Team is committed to fulfilling ourhospitals mission statement to provide exceptional care to every patient,every time. Great opportunity to break into this specialty with a high energyteam! We offer you anexcellent total compensation package, including competitive salary, excellentbenefit package and growth opportunities. We believe in our team and yourability to do excellent work with us. Your benefits include 401k, PTO, medical,dental, flex spending, life, disability and employee discount program. We wouldlove to talk to you about this fantastic opportunity. You contribute to our success. Everyrole has an impact on our patients lives and you have the opportunity to makea difference. We are looking for dedicated professional like you to be a partof our Blake Medical Center's team. Join us in our efforts to better ourcommunity!
          

Killing Hong Kong

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While we certainly sympathize with the Hong Kong protesters, we are obliged to note the facts on the ground. Whatever the goal of those who are demonstrating for freedom, as of now, their most glaring achievement has been to wreck the local economy. 

Under the circumstances Beijing does not need to intervene very forcefully. The protesters are effectively hurting themselves, their livelihoods and the future of Hong Kong.

Zero Hedge has the story:

Hong Kong has finally entered a recession after more than half a year of violent anti-government protests, the city's Financial Secretary wrote in a blog post over the weekend, reported Reuters.

"The blow to our economy is comprehensive," Paul Chan wrote, adding that upcoming economic data later this week will trigger a technical recession.

"The government will be announcing its advance estimates for the third quarter on Thursday. After seeing negative growth in the second quarter, the situation continued in the third quarter, meaning our economy has entered technical recession," Chan wrote.

"It seems it will be extremely difficult for us to reach full-year economic growth of 0 to 1%. I would not rule out the possibility that the full-year economic growth will be negative."

How did it happen?

Protesters have frequently shut down popular shopping districts, something that we outlined last week, warning that the retail industry in Hong Kong is on the brink of collapse.

Tourism plunged 37% Y/Y in 3Q19, and the trend for 4Q19 is likely not to improve. The number of tourists for the first two weeks of October was down 50% on a Y/Y basis. 

Rooms at the most high-end hotels, like Marco Polo Hongkong in Tsim Sha Tsui, are going for $72 per night, a 75% discount versus last year. 

Anyone who wants to travel to Hong Kong this week, departing from New York City airports, can easily get roundtrip plane tickets for 50% off because air travel to Hong Kong remains depressed. 

Local businesses are cutting back on their workforce as approximately 77% of all hotel workers have just been asked to go on leave without pay. 

As I said, we all sympathize with the protesters. But, as of now, theirs seems to be a lost cause.

          

Cardiovascular Tech II PRN

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--------Do you want to be a part of a family and not just another employee? Are you looking for a work environment where diversity and inclusion thrive? Submit your application today and find out what it truly means to be a part of a team. --HCA is dedicated to the growth and development of our colleagues. We will provide you the tools and resources you need to succeed in our organization. We are currently looking for an ambitious Cardiovascular Tech ll to help us reach our goals. Unlock your potential here!--We offer you an excellent total compensation package, including competitive salary, excellent benefit package and growth opportunities. We believe in our team and your ability to do excellent work with us. Your benefits include 401k, PTO medical, dental, flex spending, life, disability, tuition reimbursement and an employee discount program. We would love to talk to you about this fantastic opportunity.------
The Cardiovascular Tech II--demonstrates the skills, scientific judgement and leadership in planning care of the patient in the Cardiac Cath Lab.-- This position--is responsible and accountable for planning, directing and implementing care to the patient in accordance with physician---s orders, policies, procedures, established standards and administrative policies.
Cardiovascular Tech II is capable of--performing--Cath Lab circulating and monitoring as well as scrubbing basic Cath Lab diagnostic procedures.-- Cardiovascular Tech II is proficient in assisting with complex interventional procedures--and will have RCIS certification.


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  • High School Diploma or equivalent (GED)
  • Graduate of an accredited School of Cardiovascular Technology and/or RCIS certification.--
  • Certification as--RRT,--EMT, paramedic with a--minimum one (1) year interventional radiology (IR) or Cardiac Cath Lab (CCL) experience will be considered.
  • RN with CVOR scrub experience and/or IR or CCL experience will also be considered.
  • Current American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) certification and ACLS certification required. Healthcare Corporation of America (HCA) is a community of 94,000 Registered Nurses and 38,000 active physicians. We have over 1,900 facilities ranging from hospitals, freestanding ER---s, ambulatory surgery centers, and urgent care clinics. Our facility based staff continues to raise the bar.-- Experience a higher standard of care at Blake Medical Center located in Bradenton, Florida just minutes from the Gulf Coast beaches. Our 383-bed acute care facility has been named a nine-time ---100 Top Hospital--- and a ---100 Top Cardiovascular Hospital--- by Thompson Reuters, formerly known as Solucient. Blake Medical Center has recently been designated a provisional Level II Trauma Center. With a strong commitment to quality care, advanced technology and professional development we make sure our employees are well cared for too.--If you find this opportunity compelling, we encourage you to apply. We promptly review all applications. If you are highly qualified, you will hear from one of our recruiters. We are actively interviewing so apply today! --EEOCWe are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.----
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    Company Description:

    HCA Healthcare is a collaborative healthcare network, driven by physicians, nurses and colleagues helping each other champion the practice of medicine to give people a healthier tomorrow. With a comprehensive network of more than 270,000 people across approximately 1,800 care facilities, our scale enables us to deliver great outcomes for our patients, provide superior nursing care and be a preferred place for physicians to practice medicine. We never stop in our pursuit of insights and care advances based on the knowledge and data we gain from approximately 30 million patient encounters a year. Every day, we raise the bar to improve the way healthcare is delivered, not just in our facilities, but everywhere. We---re committed to improving more lives in more ways, and above all else, we are committed to the care and improvement of human life.
          

Airbnb's 'party house' problem could spoil its public listing. Here's why its new rules to stop the rowdy blowouts might not even work.

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Add one more "risk factor" to the upcoming prospectus Airbnb will release when it makes its stock market debut next year: Party houses.

The home-sharing service has built a booming business by making it easy for anyone to rent their homes to vacationers or business travelers looking for an alternative to a hotel. But the instant and easy access to homes has also caught the notice of teens and others looking for a place to throw wild parties. 

Last month, one of these party house rentals turned tragic when a shooting at an Orinda, Calif home left five people dead. As many as 100 people were at the house for a Halloween party, despite an explicit ban by the homeowner on renting the home for parties, according to the Associated Press.

The incident set off a furor and Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky has vowed to crack down on the problem, unveiling new verification and support policies Wednesday that he said would stop "bad actors" from abusing the trust the business has established with users.

But the policy changes are largely reactionary, coming after numerous problems at Airbnb party houses over the years. And many people that Business Insider spoke to were skeptical that the new rules would do much to actually stop Airbnb party houses.

"I think it's great that Airbnb is taking some action to rein in the most extreme cases of so-called party houses. But it should not have taken a multiple homicide incident for that to happen," University of Texas assistant professor Jake Wegmann told Business Insider. Wegmann's research focuses on the impact of short-term rentals on local real estate, and he published one of the landmark studies in 2016 that found the existence of Airbnb in San Francisco increased market rents. 

As Airbnb, which has been valued as high as $31 billion by private investors, moves closer to a public listing, its party problem has become a high-priority.

Verification, refunds, and high-risk reservations

The new rules laid out by Chesky involve four key changes:

  • Verification of all 7 million Airbnb listings to ensure the site listing is an accurate representation of the rental.
  • Rebooking or refunding guests who book locations that are not up to the new verification standards.
  • A 24/7 hotline and prominent customer support phone number for guests and neighbors near Airbnb listings.
  • Screening of reservations that are deemed "high-risk" to deter unauthorized parties.

In addition, Airbnb said it has hired two former law enforcement officials as advisors to help the company combat the range of abuses and problems that can occur with short-term home rentals. 

According to American Family Voices president Mike Lux, the home rental startup rewards absentee property owners that have limited interest in screening guests. American Family Voices sponsored the anti-Airbnb advocacy group Airbnb Watch, which chronicles Airbnb's negative impacts on local neighborhoods and real estate. 

"I don't exactly understand honestly what they are doing with that rule," Lux said. "They are making a lot of noise about it, but I don't know how they are going to enforce it."

A homeowner renting a basement out on the weekends is incentivized to screen potential guests, Lux explained, but a real estate "speculator" with multiple units is incentivized to get as many guests in each unit as possible to maximize profits. This is what leads to so-called party houses, and until hosts feel the pressure from Airbnb, they will continue to operate in their own interests, Lux said.

"I do know that ultimately the problem isn't solved unless you stop multi-unit operators," Lux said. "That's what will stop this wild party house problem. They need to monitor hosts and guests better, and they should take more responsibility when something goes wrong."

In the case of the Orinda house, it's unclear whether the new policies would have stopped the unauthorized party. According to the Associated Press, the unit had been rented by a woman who claimed her family members were concerned about health effects of the nearby wildfires in Sonoma County. The owner, Michael Wang, had received multiple citations from city officials for exceeding the home's capacity in the past according to The San Francisco Chronicle, but it's not clear whether Wang owned multiple rentals in California's Bay Area. 

According to Lux's group, there have been more than 30 news reports about violent incidents at Airbnb parties in recent months, including shootings at similar "party houses" in St. Paul, Minn., and Los Angeles, Calif. and other cities. 

Just weeks before the Orinda incident, a woman was shot in the arm in Arizona at an Airbnb house party, according to the Phoenix Fox television station. In May, an 18-year old was shot at a party in a Seattle home that had been rented on Airbnb, according to local media.

The Orinda Police Department couldn't comment on the specifics of the case as the search for the shooter is still ongoing. Airbnb has a contentious relationship with its hometown, inspiring legislation from San Francisco Supervisors Aaron Peskin and David Campos to fine the company $1,000 each day for unregistered listings. The company settled with the city in 2017 after a lengthy public fight to repeal the regulation.

"Three years ago, we said the law being passed, which was written by Airbnb, won't work because there was no skin in the game in terms of enforcement," Campos told the New York Times in 2017. of this city's relationship to Airbnb.

Going public in the face of local scrutiny

Airbnb has clashed with local governments before, and has continuously fought local legislation that sought to limit the company's influence or applied short-term rental restrictions and taxes at city or county levels. On Tuesday, the company suffered a stinging defeat in New Jersey as voters overwhelmingly approved stricter regulations for short-term rentals, legislation that Airbnb publicly opposed, according to the New York Times.

The company's relationship with local governments will be critical as Airbnb tries to sell itself to public investors. Airbnb has said it plans to list its shares on the stock market by 2020, either through a traditional IPO or direct listing.

At a time when other richly valued startups like Uber and Lyft have struggled in the public markets, Airbnb will face significant scrutiny around its business prospects and the various risks it faces.

"Surely this casts light on the need by potential investors to fully understand what, if any, liability issues this or any other 'bad behavior' on the part of renters raises for the company," IPO consultant and financial advisor Lise Buyer told Business Insider.

For Lux, the Airbnb critic, it comes down to the company taking responsibility. 

"If you put up a mega-platform like this that allows people to do business in this way, you absolutely have to take responsibility as a company," Lux told Business Insider. "You can't let pure libertarianism run amok. That can't be the way society operates."

SEE ALSO: A Silicon Valley VC is handing out 'Free Hong Kong' shirts at Golden State Warriors games and calling out other tech leaders for taking Chinese money while staying silent

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Travel Nurse RN - ED - Emergency Department - $1,358.00 per week

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NurseFly Travel Nursing with American Mobile Healthcare is seeking a ed - emergency department travel nurse for a travel nursing job in Bossier City, Louisiana:



  • Specialty: ED - Emergency Department
  • Discipline: RN
  • Start Date: ASAP
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • 36 hours per week
  • Shift: 12 hours, nights.


    Additional information: American Mobile Healthcare Job ID #1404331. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined. Posted job title: Registered Nurse Emergency Room Nurse - Emergency Nurse - Travel - (ER RN)..

    Job Description & RequirementsEmergency Room Nurse - Emergency Nurse - (ER RN)StartDate: ASAP Available Shifts: 12 N Pay Rate: $1292.00 - 1424.00This top-ranked Emergency Room (ER) unit seeks the right RN to join its team of energetic, committed healthcare professionals. This unit takes pride in providing comfortable, comprehensive experiences for patients. If you are ready to join a caring staff within beautiful surroundings, and are a driven and experienced professional, this is the role for you!About the FacilityServing residents of Greater Shreveport and Bossier City, this medical center is a proud member of the Willis-Knighton Health System, which is a preferred choice of many residents across the state of Louisiana. The Joint Commission accredited system perennially garnishes national accolades, including being named a Thomson Reuters "Top 100 Hospital" in 2005. The Bossier campus opened its doors in 1996 and offers comprehensive critical, emergency and general care.

    Facility LocationOverlooking the Red River, Shreveport is a big city situated in northern Louisiana that is defined by lush pine forests and picturesque waterways. From its grandiose collection of casinos and nightclubs to its local galleries and art shows, there is definitely something for everyone in Shreveport. Known as a popular spot to film television shows and movies, Shreveport is undoubtedly a star city of the South. Job BenefitsAt American Mobile Healthcare we take care of our travelers! We offer:

    Competitive pay rates


    Free, quality, private housing


    Medical, Dental, Vision


    401(k) and Flex Spending


    Life Insurance


    Accident and Short-term Disability Coverage


    Free Continuing Education


    Refer a friend and earn extra cash!

    About the CompanySince its inception in 1985, American Mobile Healthcare has set the highest standards in professional recruitment for the travel healthcare industry. Our professional staffing team offers unparalleled customer service and industry commitment, as well as top pay and benefits. American Mobile Healthcare is an EEO/AA/Disability/Protected Veteran Employer. We encourage minority and female applicants to applyEmergency room nurse, emergency nurse, ER nurse, ER RN, emergency room, trauma, trauma nurse, acute care nurse, registered nurse, RN, R.N., nursing, nurse, emergency, healthcare, health care, hospital.American Mobile

    Get paid to travel! American Mobile Healthcare is a leader in the travel nurse staffing industry with top travel nursing jobs in all 50 states, including some exclusive jobs that are only available for to nurses that work with American Mobile. As an American Mobile travel nurse, youll be able to explore the country while earning great pay. We are proud to offer our travelers competitive benefits including:


    • Free housing
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    • Travel reimbursement
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Registered Nurse (RN) Med/Surg Float Pool

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Description SHIFT: Nights (rotating weekends)

SCHEDULE: Full-time

Blake Medical Center:The Best is Yet to Come. #ChangingCulture #ImprovingCommunities------------Do you have a passion for healthcareand helping others? Do you enjoy working in a fast-paced, patient-centeredenvironment? Jump-start your career in our Medical Surgical Float Pool Team department.Submit your application today!----Blake Medical Center--is located in Bradenton, Florida, justminutes from the beautiful Gulf Coast beaches of Manatee County.--Servingthe healthcare needs of Manatee County for more than 40 years, Blake MedicalCenter is a 383-bed, tertiary hospital and leading provider of quality,affordable healthcare. We offer a wide range of services including the area'sonly Trauma Center, 24-hour emergency care, open-heart surgery, cancer care,joint replacement, burn center and inpatient rehabilitation. Blake MedicalCenter--been named a nine-time "100 TopHospital" and a "100 Top Cardiovascular Hospital" by ThompsonReuters, formerly known as Solucient. Our InternalMedicine Residency Training Program begin in July of 2016, allowing us toaccept and teach resident physicians at our hospital.--Blake also boastsmany designations and certifications from some of the most well-known names inhealthcare.--With a strong commitment to quality care, advanced technologyand professional development we make sure our employees are well cared for too.--The Medical SurgicalFloat Pool Team is a unit made up of well-trained and experienced nurses whohave the unique ability to adjust, or ---float,--- between several differentMed/Surg areas across the nursing spectrum --- often within the same shift. OurMedical Surgical Float Pool Team will coordinate total patient care throughassessing, planning, implementing, and evaluation. They will participate in patientand family teaching. Provide leadership by working cooperatively with healthcare team members in maintaining standards for professional practice in theclinical setting. Also, participate in quality improvement initiatives.--We offer you anexcellent total compensation package, including competitive salary, excellentbenefit package and growth opportunities. We believe in our team and yourability to do excellent work with us. Your benefits include 401k, PTO, medical,dental, flex spending, life, disability and employee discount program. We wouldlove to talk to you about this fantastic opportunity.--------------You contribute to our success. Everyrole has an impact on our patients--- lives and you have the opportunity to makea difference. We are looking for dedicated professional like you to be a partof our Blake Medical Center's team. Join us in our efforts to better ourcommunity!--We are an equalopportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminateon the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexualorientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.
Qualifications Requirements:------------------Nursing Diploma or ASN required, BSN preferred------------------Current Florida State RN license or compact state RN license--------------------Current BLS through American Heart Association required-- -- -- -- -- -- -- --------------------Current ACLS preferred; required within 6 months of hire------------------Minimum one year RN experience preferred but not required------------------Customer service abilities including effective listening skills.--Critical-- -- -- -- -- thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- minimal supervision in a--fast paced environment------------------Ability to perform work that requires frequent standing, bending,-- -- -- -- -- -- --reaching,--squatting, kneeling, moving, lifting of patients and/or-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --equipment up to 50--pounds

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HCA Healthcare is a collaborative healthcare network, driven by physicians, nurses and colleagues helping each other champion the practice of medicine to give people a healthier tomorrow. With a comprehensive network of more than 270,000 people across approximately 1,800 care facilities, our scale enables us to deliver great outcomes for our patients, provide superior nursing care and be a preferred place for physicians to practice medicine. We never stop in our pursuit of insights and care advances based on the knowledge and data we gain from approximately 30 million patient encounters a year. Every day, we raise the bar to improve the way healthcare is delivered, not just in our facilities, but everywhere. We---re committed to improving more lives in more ways, and above all else, we are committed to the care and improvement of human life.
          

Registered Nurse Charge (RN) ICU

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Description SHIFT: Nights (rotating weekends)

SCHEDULE: Full-time

Blake Medical Center:The Best is Yet to Come. #ChangingCulture #ImprovingCommunities??????Do you have a passion for healthcareand helping others? Do you enjoy working in a fast-paced, patient-centeredenvironment? Jump-start your career in our ICU Critical Care department. Submityour application today!??Blake Medical Center?is located in Bradenton, Florida, justminutes from the beautiful Gulf Coast beaches of Manatee County.?Servingthe healthcare needs of Manatee County for more than 40 years, Blake MedicalCenter is a 383-bed, tertiary hospital and leading provider of quality,affordable healthcare. We offer a wide range of services including the area'sonly Trauma Center, 24-hour emergency care, open-heart surgery, cancer care,joint replacement, burn center and inpatient rehabilitation. Blake MedicalCenter?been named a nine-time "100 TopHospital" and a "100 Top Cardiovascular Hospital" by ThompsonReuters, formerly known as Solucient. Our InternalMedicine Residency Training Program begin in July of 2016, allowing us toaccept and teach resident physicians at our hospital.?Blake also boastsmany designations and certifications from some of the most well-known names inhealthcare.?With a strong commitment to quality care, advanced technologyand professional development we make sure our employees are well cared for too.?Our Intensive Care Unit(ICU/CCU) is a 25-bed unit committed to fulfilling our hospital?s missionstatement ?to provide exceptional care to every patient, every time.? Ournurses specialize in delivering care to patients in our intensive care unit.Their duties include evaluating the patient's conditions, administeringtreatment, and providing constant support during recovery.?We offer you anexcellent total compensation package, including competitive salary, excellentbenefit package and growth opportunities. We believe in our team and yourability to do excellent work with us. Your benefits include 401k, PTO, medical,dental, flex spending, life, disability and employee discount program. We wouldlove to talk to you about this fantastic opportunity.???????You contribute to our success. Everyrole has an impact on our patients? lives and you have the opportunity to makea difference. We are looking for dedicated professional like you to be a partof our Blake Medical Center's team. Join us in our efforts to better ourcommunity!?We are an equalopportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminateon the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexualorientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.?? ?
Qualifications Requirements:?????????Nursing Diploma or ASN required, BSN preferred?????????Current Florida State RN license or compact state RN license??????????Current BLS through American Heart Association required? ? ? ? ? ? ? ??????????Current ACLS preferred; required within 6 months of hire?????????Minimum one year RN experience preferred but not required?????????Customer service abilities including effective listening skills.?Critical? ? ? ? ?thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal? ? ? ?supervision in a?fast paced environment?????????Ability to perform work that requires frequent standing, bending,? ? ? ? ? ? ?reaching,?squatting, kneeling, moving, lifting of patients and/or? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?equipment up to 50?pounds
          

Reuters: Podpis obchodní dohody USA a Číny se možná protáhne

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Washington/Peking - Podpis obchodní dohody mezi Spojenými státy a Čínou se možná uskuteční až v prosinci, nikoliv do konce listopadu, jak se dosud předpokládalo. Agentuře Reuters to dnes...
          

Registered Nurse (RN) Ortho/Neuro

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Description SHIFT: Days (rotating weekends)

SCHEDULE: Full-time

Blake Medical Center:The Best is Yet to Come. #ChangingCulture #ImprovingCommunities??????Do you have a passion for healthcareand helping others? Do you enjoy working in a fast-paced, patient-centeredenvironment? Jump-start your career in our 4E Ortho/Neuro/Trauma department.Submit your application today!??Blake Medical Center?is located in Bradenton, Florida, justminutes from the beautiful Gulf Coast beaches of Manatee County.?Servingthe healthcare needs of Manatee County for more than 40 years, Blake MedicalCenter is a 383-bed, tertiary hospital and leading provider of quality,affordable healthcare. We offer a wide range of services including the area'sonly Trauma Center, 24-hour emergency care, open-heart surgery, cancer care,joint replacement, burn center and inpatient rehabilitation. Blake MedicalCenter?been named a nine-time "100 TopHospital" and a "100 Top Cardiovascular Hospital" by ThompsonReuters, formerly known as Solucient. Our InternalMedicine Residency Training Program begin in July of 2016, allowing us toaccept and teach resident physicians at our hospital.?Blake also boastsmany designations and certifications from some of the most well-known names inhealthcare.?With a strong commitment to quality care, advanced technologyand professional development we make sure our employees are well cared for too.?Our 4E Ortho/NeuroTrauma unit is a Medical/Surgical setting unit with remote Telemetry. The unit provides specialized care for patientsundergoing orthopedic/neurosurgical procedures. This unit is busy and fastpaced. We have 31 beds on the unit.?We offer you anexcellent total compensation package, including competitive salary, excellentbenefit package and growth opportunities. We believe in our team and yourability to do excellent work with us. Your benefits include 401k, PTO, medical,dental, flex spending, life, disability and employee discount program. We wouldlove to talk to you about this fantastic opportunity.???????You contribute to our success. Everyrole has an impact on our patients? lives and you have the opportunity to makea difference. We are looking for dedicated professional like you to be a partof our Blake Medical Center's team. Join us in our efforts to better ourcommunity!?We are an equalopportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminateon the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexualorientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.?
Qualifications Requirements:??Nursing Diploma or ASN required, BSN preferred??Current Florida State RN license or compact state RN license???Current BLS through American Heart Association required? ? ? ? ? ? ? ???Current ACLS preferred; required within 6 months of hire??Minimum?one year RN experience preferred but not required??Customer service abilities including effective listening skills.?Critical??? ?thinking?skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal??? ?supervision in a?fast paced environment??Ability to perform work that requires frequent standing, bending, reaching,?? ?squatting, kneeling, moving, lifting of patients and/or equipment up to 50?? ?pounds

          

Registered Nurse (RN) Rapid Response

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Description SHIFT: PRN

SCHEDULE: PRN/Per Diem

Blake Medical Center:The Best is Yet to Come. #ChangingCulture #ImprovingCommunities??????Do you have a passion for healthcareand helping others? Do you enjoy working in a fast-paced, patient-centeredenvironment? Jump-start your career in our Rapid Response Team department.Submit your application today!??Blake Medical Center?is located in Bradenton, Florida, justminutes from the beautiful Gulf Coast beaches of Manatee County.?Servingthe healthcare needs of Manatee County for more than 40 years, Blake MedicalCenter is a 383-bed, tertiary hospital and leading provider of quality,affordable healthcare. We offer a wide range of services including the area'sonly Trauma Center, 24-hour emergency care, open-heart surgery, cancer care,joint replacement, burn center and inpatient rehabilitation. Blake MedicalCenter?been named a nine-time "100 TopHospital" and a "100 Top Cardiovascular Hospital" by ThompsonReuters, formerly known as Solucient. Our InternalMedicine Residency Training Program begin in July of 2016, allowing us toaccept and teach resident physicians at our hospital.?Blake also boastsmany designations and certifications from some of the most well-known names inhealthcare.?With a strong commitment to quality care, advanced technologyand professional development we make sure our employees are well cared for too.?Our Rapid responsenurses are part of an expert clinical team in the acute care area, whose maingoal is to prevent deaths and arrest hemodynamic decline in patients outside ofintensive care units. In the event of a medical emergency, TheRehabilitation Center may call a Rapid Response, Code Blue, or Code 3 toactivate one of these highly specialized teams into action directly on theRehabilitation Nursing Unit or in the Therapy Gym. The teams will assess, callin appropriate specialists, complete any necessary diagnostics and make furthermedical recommendations ? All without leaving the ground of Blake MedicalCenter.?We offer you anexcellent total compensation package, including competitive salary, excellentbenefit package and growth opportunities. We believe in our team and yourability to do excellent work with us. Your benefits include 401k, PTO, medical,dental, flex spending, life, disability and employee discount program. We wouldlove to talk to you about this fantastic opportunity.???????You contribute to our success. Everyrole has an impact on our patients? lives and you have the opportunity to makea difference. We are looking for dedicated professional like you to be a partof our Blake Medical Center's team. Join us in our efforts to better ourcommunity!?We are an equalopportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminateon the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexualorientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.
Qualifications Requirements:?????????Nursing Diploma or ASN required, BSN preferred?????????Current Florida State RN license or compact state RN license??????????Current BLS through American Heart Association required? ? ? ? ? ? ? ??????????Current ACLS preferred; required within 6 months of hire?????????Minimum 2 year RN experience preferred; prior ICU experience? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?desired????????Customer service abilities including effective listening skills.?Critical? ? ? ? ?thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?minimal supervision in a?fast paced environment?????????Ability to perform work that requires frequent standing, bending,? ? ? ? ? ? ?reaching,?squatting, kneeling, moving, lifting of patients and/or? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?equipment up to 50?pounds
          

Indicted Giuliani Associate Parnas Will Comply With Impeachment Probe

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Lev Parnas, an indicted Ukrainian-American businessman who has emerged as a key figure in the impeachment inquiry into U.S. Donald Trump, has apparently changed his mind and is ready to cooperate with a congressional investigators, his lawyer told AP and Reuters on November 4.
          

This timeline shows exactly what happened on board the Lion Air Boeing 737 Max that crashed in less than 13 minutes, killing 189 people

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Lion Air JT610

  • Lion Air flight JT 610, a Boeing 737 Max, crashed into the sea in October 2018. All 189 people on board died.
  • The official crash report, released by Indonesia last week, gives a definitive timeline of what happened on the doomed flight.
  • It shows that the pilots tried more than 20 times to stop the plane's computer forcing its nose down. But they could not bring it under control, and the plane crashed into the sea at 450mph.
  • This is the full timeline of the fatal flight, according to investigators.
  • Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.

Lion Air flight JT 610 took off from Jakarta's Soekarno-Hatta International Airport at 6.20 a.m. on October 29, 2018. Less than 13 minutes later it smashed into the sea, killing everyone on board.

It was the first of two fatal crashes for Boeing's 737 Max. A second crashed over Ethiopia in March 2019, leading to the grounding of the plane, and plunging Boeing into an ongoing crisis.

The final report, released by investigators last week, pointed to flaws in Boeing's design of the plane, as well as mistakes by the airline and its staff.

The timeline it outlines shows the crew wrestling to control the plane as automatic anti-stall software, known as MCAS, overrode their instructions and pushed the nose down more than 20 times. It crashed into the Java Sea at around 450mph.

Here is what happened on board:

6.18 a.m.: JT 610 was given clearance to take off from Soekarno-Hatta International Airport. On board are 189 people: 181 passengers, 2 pilots, and 6 flight attendants.

It was bound for Pangkal Pinang on Indonesia's Bangka Island.

Before the plane took off, the crew noted that the weather conditions on the route were good.

 



6.20 a.m., 16 seconds: Unusual readings were recorded while still on the ground, less than 30 seconds before takeoff. Two displays in the cockpit recorded different wind speeds, while the plane's two angle of attack sensors, which measure its orientation in the air, disagreed by a substantial 21 degrees.



6.20 a.m., 32 seconds: The plane experienced a "control column stick shaker" warning, which physically shakes the plane's controls to alert the pilots of a potential stall. It continued for most of the flight.

This video shows the controls column stick shaker on flight simulator for the Boeing 737-800, a predecessor to the 737 Max.

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6.20 a.m., 37 seconds: The plane sounded a "takeoff configuration warning" — a generic alert which flags potential problems. The report says the captain queried the alert, but gives no further detail.



6.20 a.m, 40 seconds: Takeoff. The captain is flying. Problems begin to come thick and fast.



6.20 a.m., 44 seconds: Sensors started recording two different airspeeds. The first officer asked the captain what the problem is, and if they should turn back. He did not respond.

The plane's black box, recovered after the crash, said one indicator recorded a speed of 164 knots while the other recorded 173 knots.



6.21 a.m., 12 seconds: The first officer told the captain that on-board sensors were giving two different altitude readings, more than 200ft apart. The captain spoke with an air traffic controller in the terminal, who said to climb higher.

The altimeter on the captain's primary flight display indicated 340 feet, while the first officer's indicated 570 feet.



6.21 a.m., 28 seconds: The first officer asked the controller to confirm the altitude of the plane. The controller said it was 900ft. On the plane, one display said 790ft, the other said 1,040ft.



6.21 a.m., 37 seconds: The captain asked the first officer to run through a memorized checklist for what to do when the plane is giving unreliable airspeed readings. The first officer did not respond. The first officer suggested flying downwind, which the captain rejected.



6.21 a.m., 52 seconds: The first officer asked permission to move into a holding pattern, citing a "flight control problem." The controller did not respond to the holding pattern request, and later did not remember it being made.



6.22 a.m., 4 seconds: After a suggestion from the first officer, the captain adjusted the plane's flaps from the "Flaps 5" setting, to the more flat "Flaps 1" setting. He then asked the first officer to take over the controls.



6.22 a.m., 15 seconds: The controller noted that the plane's altitude was decreasing, from 1,700ft to 1,600ft. The plane's controls still showed two different speeds.



6.22 a.m., 24 seconds: The captain and controller agreed that the plane should climb to 5,000 feet. The plane still showed two different speeds.



6.22 a.m., 32 seconds: An alarm warned that the plane was flying at a steep angle. The black box showed the plane briefly banked to 35 degrees, as if to turn.



6.22 a.m., 44 seconds: The plane, which appears not to have made it to the planned 5,000ft, instead rapidly descends 600ft. It has been in the air just two minutes.



6.22 a.m., 48 seconds: Sensors on the plane radically disagree about its angle of attack. One says the plane is flying with its nose pointing 18 degrees up, the other says it is flying with the nose 3 degrees down.



Angle of attack sensors compare the angle of the wings to the direction of the plane, to establish the orientation of the plane in the sky. Angle of attack data is what triggers the MCAS system on a 737 Max — the faulty system which led to the crash.

This video explains the measurement:

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Boeing has been criticized for how the Max design relied on information from only one angle of attack sensor, meaning that a single faulty reading could trigger MCAS.



6.23 a.m, 0 seconds: The plane warns of low speed. There are still contradictory readings of how fast it is actually going.

The controller said the ground speed of the aircraft, shown on the radar display, was 322 knots.

But the black box showed the captain's flight display indicated the speed was 306 knots, and the first officer's indicated 318 knots.



6.23 a.m., 4 seconds: The control column stick shaker again warned of a possible stall. The plane warns of both too much speed and not enough speed.



6.23 a.m., 9 seconds: The captain asked the first officer for a memorized checklist of what to do, but gets no reply.



6.23 a.m., 15 seconds: An automatic system on board the plane begins to force its nose down, activating for 11 of the next 17 seconds.

According to the timeline, this is not yet in response to the MCAS system which will ultimately force the plane to crash.



6.23 a.m., 39 seconds: The cockpit voice recorder picks up a sound of pages turning, suggesting the pilots looked at a manual. The captain turned the aircraft nose up.



6.23 a.m., 48 seconds: The first officer gave the warning "flight control low pressure" — which appears to refer to pressure in the hydraulic systems that control the plane. Separately, an altitude warning sounds.



6.24 a.m., 5 seconds: The captain again asked for a checklist of what to do when the plane's airspeed recorders can't be relied on, but the first officer said he could not find it. The cockpit voice recorder again picked up the sound of pages turning.



6.24 a.m., 52 seconds: The plane's flaps changed position, though the cockpit voice recorder did not any note any discussion about changing them. The controller gave instructions to change the plane's direction and altitude. The captain turned the plane's nose up.



6.25 a.m., 11 seconds: The plane's flaps changed position, again without discussion between the pilots.



6.25 a.m., 27 seconds: The plane's MCAS system begins to activate. In six and a half minutes time it will have crashed the plane. First. it pushes the nose down for two seconds. The captain interrupted it, pushing the nose up for six seconds.



MCAS and its failings are now well-known in the aviation world. But many 737 Max pilots say they had no idea it even existed until after the crashes. It probably took the two Lion Air pilots totally by surprise.

MCAS was meant to stop the 737 Max from stalling, counteracting a tendency for the nose to drift upwards by forcing it back down.

Boeing did not mention the MCAS system — what it is or how to manage any malfunctions — in the flight manual for pilots.



6.25 a.m., 40 seconds: MCAS activated six times in the next two minutes, pushing the plane's nose down until the captain interrupted it.



6.27 a.m., 3 seconds: The controller told the plane to change direction to avoid traffic in the air. The first officer, still reading the checklist for how to deal with bad airspeed readings, did not respond until the third time.

The cockpit voice recorder showed that the pilots frantically read through the manual for a solution as the plane went out of control.



6.27 a.m., 15 seconds: MCAS activated four more times in the next minute and was overridden by the captain again. The first officer said he would run a check based on the list he had been reading.



6.28 a.m., 18 seconds: The first officer called a flight attendant into the cockpit, and the captain then asked him to call for an airline engineer who was on board to come in. MCAS activated twice more, and the captain said: "Look what happened."



6.28 a.m., 43 seconds: The controller gave more instructions for the direction and altitude of the plane, while a conversation between flight attendants "discussed that there was a technical issue in the cockpit.". MCAS activated three more times in less than a minute.



6.29 a.m., 37 seconds: The controller told the crew that his radar screen showed the plane descending, and the first officer responded to say that they were having a flight control problem and were flying the plane manually. MCAS activated twice more.



6.30 a.m., 2 seconds: The first officer contacted a different air traffic controller, the one in charge of arrivals at Soekarno-Hatta airport. He said the plane was having a flight control problem. The controller told the plane to come back to the runway it took off from.



6.30 a.m., 6 seconds: MCAS activated three more times in less than a minute, with the captain overriding it.



6.30 a.m., 48 seconds: The captain asked the first officer to take control. The first officer pushed the plane's nose up, and said 5 seconds later: "I have control."



6.30 a.m., 57 seconds: The captain asked the arrival controller for permission to land the plane at a different location, away from the airport, because of the weather. The request was approved.



6.31 a.m., 8 seconds: The captain told the controller that he could not work out his altitude because the sensors were giving so many different readings. Seemingly flustered, he referred to the flight as number 650 instead of 610.



6.31 a.m., 15 seconds: The first officer repeatedly pointed the plane's nose up. MCAS activated twice in the next twelve seconds.



6.31 a.m., 19 seconds: The captain asked the controller to clear all planes from 3,000 feet above and below the plane to avoid any collisions.



6.33 a.m, 31 seconds: The first officer twice told the captain that the plane was flying downwards. The second time, the captain said "it's OK." The plane was descending relatively gently, at around 1,920 feet per minute. MCAS activated again.



6.31 a.m, 46 seconds: Only a few seconds later, the plane's rate of descent increases rapidly. Black box readings show it descending at more than 10,000ft per minute, giving them only seconds to avoid hitting the sea.



6.31 a.m., 51: Five seconds later, the plane warns of its rapid descent and the approaching sea. There is almost no time left.



6.31 a.m, 53 seconds: MCAS activated for a final time. One second later, the flight record and cockpit voice recorder stop working. Air traffic control tries six times to contact the pilots, to no response. Other planes in the area are asked to try to see what happened.



7.05 a.m.: Around half an hour later, a tugboat found debris that was later found to be part of the plane. The crash is confirmed. There are no survivors.




          

Match.com’s Tinder now has 5.7m subscribers

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Dating service Tinder now has more than five-million subscribers, according to its parent company Match.com’s latest financial report per Reuters. Tinder drew in 437...

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Dark Ambition by Ann Brocklehurst (42)

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  • Hardcover: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Viking (November 8, 2016)
  • ISBN: 9780670070145


Tim Bosma was a happy young father with a promising future when he listed his pickup truck for sale online, went for a test drive with two strangers, and never returned. The story of the Hamilton man’s strange disappearance in May 2013 captured headlines across the country and took over social media, resonating with everyone who had ever taken a test drive or bought and sold goods online. 

When Dellen Millard and Mark Smich were eventually arrested and charged with Bosma’s murder, the mystery only deepened. Millard was the wealthy heir to an aviation business. Smich was his ne’er-do-well best friend from a middle-class family. There was no obvious reason why the pair had made it their deadly mission to steal a truck, murder its owner, and incinerate the body. Tim Bosma was their randomly chosen “thrill kill” target.

Veteran journalist and private investigator Ann Brocklehurst had a front-row seat at Millard’s and Smich’s 2016 trial, where many of the questions about their shocking crime were finally answered. Others still linger, waiting to be further explained at two more murder trials set for 2017. Both Millard and Smich have been charged with the first-degree murder of Laura Babcock, who disappeared in summer 2012. And Millard alone faces murder charges in the death of his father, which previously has been ruled a suicide.

Compelling and suspenseful, Dark Ambition chronicles an unfathomable crime and its chilling perpetrators.

Ann Brocklehurst is a veteran journalist and licensed private investigator who writes about crime, courts and business. Before working on the crime beat, she reported for the International Herald Tribune from Berlin and worked for Reuters in Hong Kong and Toronto, covering banking and finance.
Ann's PI work does not involve stake-outs or guns. She investigates for law firms, private clients, and some of the word's largest security companies.
She lives in Toronto.


REVIEW:
Being from Hamilton, and still living here today, I was one of the many that followed this horrific story as it happened. When my co-worker offered to let me read her copy, I jumped at the chance.
I'm so glad I did too.
You think you know a story, especially when it plays out in your hometown and local news. Then you read a thrilling journalistic approach to what happened and you realize how little you actually knew.
Man, these two are sick. Smitch probably more so than Millard. Still, they got life and they deserved it.
While reading the book I had a few creepy moments. I can't tell you how many times I may have crossed paths with these guys. From the restaurant that they met at, a favorite of mine in Toronto, to where they lived, also among my stomping grounds. It got a little spooky, not gonna lie.  Even the victim, lives near my in-laws. Going past certain places, like Trinity Church Rd, it gets to me every time.... Will I ever forget someone was murdered near there? Probably not.
If you know nothing about this story, and like true crime, read it. It's a good one. It just hits so close to home for me.


5/5



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Google-Fitbit Deal to Face Significant Antitrust Scrutiny

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Following a month of market speculation, Fitbit Inc A (FIT US) and Alphabet Inc Cl C (GOOG US)  announced on November 1st that they had reached a definitive agreement for Google to acquire all the shares of Fitbit in an all-cash deal that valued the company at a fully diluted equity value of approximately US$2.1 billion . 

The Offer Price is double the undisturbed closing price of US$3.67 on September 19th, the day before the first Reuters report appeared on a possible sale of Fitbit. However, this is far below Fitbit's 2015 IPO price of US$20.00 and all-time high of US$51.64.

The Deal has been approved by the Target Board and is conditional on receiving Target shareholder approval and antitrust approvals. The transaction is expected to close in 2020.

At the time of writing, the deal is trading at a gross spread of 4.1% implying uncertainty over possible antitrust obstacles. The completion of this deal is likely to hinge on how the competition authorities view the consequences of google receiving Fitbit's sensitive user health data following the acquisition.

On the other hand, there could also be other potential suitors.

» Get straight to the source on Smartkarma.


          

Gotham City Digest: Der Gropenführer edition

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(Where we vow to never grope your pecs from behind.)

     Donnie Dumbo wants to pull firefighting funding from California. Then again, this is a fucking moron who thinks that windmills cause cancer.

     I just sent a nice long email to the right wing shyster who wrote this, in which he claimed that Omar was wrong in quoting Trump as saying Neonazis are "very fine people." He most certainly did and I made sure to let this clown know that and a lot more. I'll post the results later in a full post. This fucking guy's unreal.

     "Aiming to win back public confidence in the Boeing 737 MAX, major US airliners are reportedly planning to hold demonstration flights with senior company officials, but not real passengers, on board to prove the model is safe. "
      I bet they'll be buying a shitload of life insurance.

      Since I move exclusively in adult circles, I have to say I haven't seen behavior like this on a daily basis since grade school.

      #somuchwinning #somuchborrowing

      Another Trump scam. Shocking, I know. Or maybe, no one wants to eat with him.

      The trouble with this, besides the obvious, is that you can't drag a pig into the mud when it's already in it. Trump is already up to his bizarre comb over in the mire. He is to sleaze what Bill Gates is to software. Seriously, Trump threatening to launch a smear campaign against Vindman, a Jewish officer, is like the Dreyfus Affair 2.0. And, speaking of whom...

       That's right. Some right winger called up CSPAN and compared Lt. Col. Vindman to the Nazi propagandist. This is what happens when you get 100% of your news from Trump's Twitter feed.

        Jay Sekulow's already vowed they would fight this all the way to the Supreme Court. The right wingers on the court will probably rule forcing Trump to turn over his tax returns would amount to a violation of his 4th Amendment rights or some silly shit like that.

        California? Fuck 'em. They're Commie pinkos out to hurt America! Russia First!

        Kurt Suzuki will never live down this moment as long as he lives, not with his wife, his kids, grandkids or the nursing home orderlies.

        At this point, I look at Never Trumper Republicans like useful idiots and, yes, I count George Will in that number. People such as Will are acting shocked as if Trump is the first bad Republican "president" to come down the pike. These fireflies of clarity that occasionally go off in Will's brain, as well as other idiots such as Rick Wilson, Steve Schmidt and George Conway also gave Bush full-throated praise even as he stole the presidency twice and got us into two wars in which we're STILL engaged, bankrupting the Treasury and borrowing trillions from the Chinese to pay off those and his ruinous tax cuts. They each stood by and did nothing even as we tortured human beings for useless information. So, no, I will not listen to these right wingers as if they're the new voices of moral clarity. We got war criminals like Bush in the White House because of their right wing snuffling about how evil Socialism and liberalism is. Fuck 'em all. So, please, keep doing damage to Donnie Dumbo's "presidential" legacy. The next time a more moderate Republican gets in the WH, they'll sneak back into the party and start preaching the usual right wing orthodoxy. You just wait and see. Then remember what I said here in 2019.

       Remember when Nixon called Walter Cronkite before deciding to fire Archibald Cox? Yeah, me neither.
       But this is how clueless our government is.The morons running Foggy Bottom are so stupid, they're leaving personnel decisions with grave geopolitical implications to Sean Hannity, a guy who once ran a failed dating site.

       This is the REAL Richard Spenser when he's not getting free air time from CNN. This is one of the assholes Trump calls "very fine people."

       Hey, if Donnie Dumbo wants to bankrupt someone else besides the American taxpayer for his sporting outings, it might as well be the RNC.

        Meme intermission.

     Among the many disturbing revelations in the full testimonies and depositions of Marie Yovanoviych and Michael McKinley that were released by the House Intelligence Committee today was Marie Yovanovitch fearing for her life if she didn't get out of Ukraine as a colleague warned her to do. Another was Gordon Sondland telling her to "get big or get out" and to go on Twitter and support the "president."

       Speaking of which, for anyone that cares to read them in full, here are the links to the released testimonies of Michael McKinley and Masha Yovanovitch.

        It's Tuesday afternoon so have lunch with Volbeat, some of the best Dad rock on the planet.

        Anti-choice pregnancy centers are sometimes the worst choice a mother can make.

       When you don't have the guts to break the law, go the Rand Paul route and demand others do it for you.

        Make ISIS Great Again.

       "Went there, bitch."

      This is how toxic the Republican brand is: They're so ashamed of running as Republicans, they try to deceive voters into thinking they're Democrats.

     More right wing rat-fuckery. Note these Republican scumbags aren't defending Trump so they resort to sophomoric horseshit like this to slow the impeachment process.

      If Trump isn't a good racist, it isn't for lack of relentless trying.

      Wouldn't it be something if South Carolina, of all states, had two black senators?

      I always hate seeing those lying right wing losers at Project Veritas made artificially relevant but this hot mic moment that O'Keefe caught shows another major tv network actively suppressing a sex scandal story. NBC did the same thing with Ronan Farrow and his story about Harvey Weinstein. And it appears Amy Robach ran into stiff resistance from ABC brass in getting her interview with Virginia Roberts about Jeffrey Epstein on the air. By way of mollifying her, they're doing a six part podcast next year that virtually no one will watch, over six months after Epstein's death. And the MSM wonder why they're no longer trusted. And finally...

      Now you know why the Tory scumbags want to privatize the NHS. Imagine how much these leeches would rake in for executive bonuses if THAT were to happen.

          

China markets feel the pain of stalled derivatives rollout

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A long list of stock and currency derivatives has been lying in wait for regulatory approval at the China Financial …


          

Tesla to ramps service centers, Superchargers in China ahead of GF3 activation

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As Tesla waits for its final permits to begin Model 3 production in Gigafactory 3, the electric car maker is also planning on expanding its footprint in the Asian economic superpower by doubling the number of its repair and maintenance centers and building another 100 Supercharger stations. The information was shared with Reuters by people […]

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Революция и мы. Заметки социолога

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Генератор смыслов, разогнанный революцией 1917 года, продолжает работать. Позиция бизнеса своей беззаботностью тоже в чем-то повторяет логику столетней давности
          

Дедовщина возвращается? Как ведомство Шойгу проиграло борьбу с казарменным насилием

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С дедовщиной успешно боролся Анатолий Сердюков, но нынешнее руководство Минобороны не занимается поддержанием дисциплины среди срочников, поскольку это не приносит очевидных дивидендов в сфере пиара
          

На шаг ближе к импичменту. Американские дипломаты раскрыли подробности давления Трампа на руководство Украины

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«Выход из глобальной бедности возможен». Советы нобелевских лауреатов по экономике 2019 года

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美国第三季度生产率意外下降

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周三公布的数据显示,2019年第三季度美国工人的生产率出人意料地出现近四年最大降幅。

美国劳工部(Department of Labor)表示,第三季度美国非农商业行业生产率折合成年率下降0.3%——为2015年第四季度以来的最大降幅。

相比之下,2019年第二季度这一数字增长2.5%,而路透社(Reuters)此前调查的华尔街经济学家们预计第三季度增长0.9%。...


          

Juventus le ganó sobre el final al Lokomotiv y aseguró pase a octavos de Champions League

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La Juventus consiguió el boleto a los octavos de final de la Champions League gracias al triunfo por 2 a 1 que cosechó en Moscú ante el Lokomotiv, en la cuarta jornada del Grupo D que comparte con el Atlético Madrid y el Bayer Leverkusen.

 

El partido se abrió a los tres minutos con un tiro libre de Cristiano Ronaldo. El portugués sacudió de derecha y al arquero del Lokomotiv, Guilherme, se le escurrió el balón entre las manos de manera insólita. Antes de que el balón cruce la línea de gol, Aaron Ramsey lo empujó y se llevó el crédito, ya que la UEFA lo anotó a él como el autor del tanto.

 

Antes de los 15, el local celebró el empate cuando Miranchuk estrelló el palo de un cabezazo y capturó el rebote para, ahí sí, poder establecer el 1 a 1. El Lokomotiv tuvo un puñado de oportunidades más para revertir el marcador antes de la media hora de juego, pero la mala puntería le jugó en su contra y la visita se recuperó.

 

Gonzalo Higuaín y Cristiano Ronaldo tuvieron las más claras para la Juventus que se fue al descanso con un sabor agridulce por el empate en el marcador.

Champions League: Lokomotiv vs Juventus, REUTERS

En el complemento, el elenco de Turín salió decidido a llevarse los tres puntos e hizo figura a Guilherme, quien tras su blooper en el arranque del encuentro, se recuperó y sacó todo lo que le tiraron.

 

Cuando parecía que el duelo se apagaba, apareció Douglas Costa, quien tiró una pared con Gonzalo Higuaín en la puerta del área, que el argentino devolvió de taco, y definió para el 2 a 1.

 

Con el triunfo, el conjunto italiano quedó en la cima del Grupo D con 10 puntos, cuando restan dos jornadas por disputarse, y se aseguró un lugar en los octavos de final.


          

La historia de la elección de Lima como sede de River-Flamengo y cómo Santiago de Chile la perdió

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El martes aportó el 1% que faltaba. Con el transcurso de las horas, se decidió que la final única entre River y Flamengo se mudara al norte; más precisamente a Lima, Perú.


La final de la Copa Libertadores entre River y Flamengo de Brasil cambió de sede y en lugar de Santiago de Chile la Conmebol decidió que se dispute en en Lima el próximo sábado 23 de este mes, según se confirmó oficialmente.


Tras arduas negociaciones que se llevaron a cabo en el edificio central de la Conmebol en la localidad paraguaya de Luque, en donde estuvieron representantes del organismo, además de River, Flamengo y las asociaciones de fútbol de ambos países, y de Chile, se decidió cambiar la sede de la final.


La decisión obedeció a los graves problemas sociales que se registran en Chile, debido a las protestas contra el Gobierno de Sebastián Piñera ya que el escenario elegido, en un principio, era el estadio Nacional de Santiago. Las fotos de los enfrentamientos entre carabineros y la población civil, sumadas a las suspensiones del amistoso de la selección chilena y del torneo local fueron otros argumentos de peso para dar de baja la idea original.


Lima se impuso a ciudades como Asunción de Paraguay y hasta Medellín, que querían acoger el partido, pero las partes se pusieron de acuerdo en recalar en el estadio limeño, con capacidad para 80.000 personas.


Conmebol explicaba que tomaría una determinación definitiva "priorizando la seguridad y las garantías para los hinchas, planteles y dirigentes". La confederación reafirmó su compromiso con la neutralidad deportiva y definió que el partido se realizaría en Sudamérica, desestimando eventuales ofertas del exterior (Japón, Qatar, Estados Unidos). Además, adelantó que respetaría lo acordado con los clubes con respecto a las entradas para cada uno (12.500).


El presidente de la Conmebol, Alejandro Domínguez, aseguró hoy que la decisión de mudar la final de la Copa Libertadores de Santiago de Chile a Lima, "fue la opción más viable", habida cuenta la crisis social que se vive en en el país trasandino.


"Tuvimos que encontrar la opción más viable. Ambos clubes están haciendo un esfuerzo enorme para dar a entender que nos lleva a tomar esta decisión. Teniendo las garantías del gobierno peruano, es que se hace el partido en Lima", expresó Domínguez en la conferencia de prensa que brindó en el edificio de la Conmebol.


          

Lima, sede de la final de Copa Libertadores: Conmebol y Alejandro Domínguez, en nuevo escándalo

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Alejandro Domínguez, Conmebol, Superfinal de Copa Libertadores, River, Boca, ReutersAlejandro Domínguez, Presidente Conmebol

Por segundo año consecutivo la final de la Copa Libertadores cambia de sede. Tras varias horas de reunión, así lo decidió la Conmebol en una nueva definición que generó polémica. Alejandro Domínguez, presidente de la entidad, terminó definiendo el lugar y claramente no fue elegido al azar.

 

El estadio elegido es el más grande de Sudamérica, tiene una capacidad de 80 mil personas y el negocio parece una vez más, prevalecer por sobre los hinchas.

 

La desorganización y desprolijidad de la Conmebol generó indignación entre los hinchas de los equipos finalistas, ya que como no podía ser de otra manera, nadie piensa en ellos sino en el negocio que significa una final de estas características.

 

Ahora, resta definir que pasará con quienes ya tenían sus entradas y con aquellos que tenían pensado asistir a la final, pero deben cambiar sus planes ya que ni el presupuesto, ni el tiempo son los mismos.

Durante el encuentro, Domínguez estuvo acompañado por los presidentes de Flamengo y River, Rodolfo Landim y Rodolfo D Onofrio, respectivamente, además de los responsables de la Confederación Brasileña de Fútbol (CBF), Rogério Caboclo, y la Asociación del Fútbol Argentino (AFA), Claudio "Chiqui" Tapia.

De las tres partes que se reunieron, la idea de este estadio era de Conmebol. River quería jugar en Uruguay y Flamengo en Paraguay., pero una vez más la entidad se salió con la suya. Una vez más, los hinchas en medio de la pasión y el negocio. Una vez más, una actitud irresponsable, desprolija y poco seria por parte de la Conmebol.


          

Planean una marcha para boicotear la final entre River y Flamengo en Chile

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Aún resta una reunión clave en Conmbebol para establecer si la final de la Copa Libertadores entre River y Flamengo se jugará en Santiago de Chile. Pero manifestantes para advirtieron que impedirán que el partido se realice en pleno estallido social. 

 

En estas horas se viralizó en WhatsApp un flyers en el que convocan a una marcha para el sábado 23 (día del partido) en el estadio Nacional y que sería comandada, entre otros, por las barra bravas de los clubes.

 

"No permitiremos normalizar el descontento", advierten en la gráfica que difunden bajo el lema de "#NoHayCopa".


La Conmebol anunció para este martes una reunión con los presidentes de River y Flamengo, finalistas de la Copa Libertadores, mientras se define la realización del partido en Santiago de Chile, ciudad que atraviesa aún momentos de tensión social y política.

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"La Conmebol ha invitado a los presidentes de los clubes finalistas de la Copa Libertadores, a los presidentes de las asociaciones de la Argentina, Brasil y Chile, a una reunión el martes 5 de noviembre, con el objetivo de revisar todos los aspectos de la organización de la Final Única", fue el mensaje del ente sudamericano en su cuenta oficial de Twitter.

 

El encuentro dirigencial tendrá lugar en Luque, Paraguay, sede de Conmebol, y habrá novedades sobre la confirmación de la sede en la capital chilena.

 

El entrenador de River Plate, Marcelo Gallardo, se pronunció el sábado pasado al respecto. "Me preocupa la situación del pueblo chileno. Nuestro partido pasa a segundo plano. Esperemos tener mayores precisiones sobre la sede, pero hay cosas más importantes y delicadas", indicó entonces el DT "millonario".

 

En caso de que Santiago de Chile sea desestimada como sede para la vuelta de un partido único en la final, las alternativas que manejan los dirigentes de la Conmebol son el estadio "La Nueva Olla" de Asunción de Paraguay, escenario para la final de la Copa Sudamericana del próximo 9 de noviembre entre Colón de Santa Fe e Independiente del Valle de Ecuador, y la ciudad de Bogotá, en Colombia.


          

River y Flamengo se reúnen con Conmebol este martes, definen sede de final de Copa Libertadores

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River vs. Flamengo, Copa Libertadores, Fútbol, Borré, ReutersRiver vs. Flamengo. REUTERS.

La final de la Copa Libertadores 2019 sigue en medio de una incógnita: ¿dónde jugarán River y Flamengo el partido que define al campeón? Este martes, ambos equipos se reúnen con Conmebol para definir la sede de la disputa entre los finalistas.

 

Será la ocasión para llegar a un acuerdo entre ambos y conocer el país y el estadio donde será disputado el encuentro. Hace unos días, se había ratificado que sería en Chile, pero el país sigue en medio de una crisis social con protestas, violencia y muertes en las calles. 

River vs. Flamengo, Copa Libertadores, Fútbol, Armani, Reuters

La Conmebol convocó hoy a los presidentes de River y Flamengo, finalistas de la Copa Libertadores, a una reunión que se realizará este martes.

 

Según informó de manera oficial el ente organizador del fútbol sudamericano, del cónclave también participarán los titulares de las confederaciones de Chile, Brasil y Argentina, "con el objetivo de revisar todos los aspectos de la organización de la Final Única".

 

El partido está previsto para el 23 de noviembre en el estadio nacional de Santiago de Chile y, si bien la sede ha sido ratificada en dos ocasiones, las constantes protestas sociales en contra del gobierno de Sebastián Piñera no cesan y la sede está en duda.

 

Desde la Conmebol le informaron a NA que la intención es que en la reunión se consensúe la decisión: si mantener al país trasandino como sede (algo poco probable debido a que los conflictos no paran) o elegir una nueva sede que podría ser Asunción, Bogotá o Lima.

 

La crisis social en Chile se ha cobrado 23 vidas y está prevista que las protestas continúen al punto tal que se anunció una para el día 23, día en que estaba pautado el encuentro.

 

Incluso, no se descarta que, en caso de mudarse de sede, se retrase una semana la fecha del encuentro para acomodar la cuestión logística.


          

Djokovic venció cómodamente a Shapovalov y se quedó con el Masters de París

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Novak Djokovic venció este domingo al canadiense Denis Shapovalov por 6-3 y 6-4 para ganar el Masters de París por quinta vez, en una muestra de su altísimo nivel antes del ATP Finals que pondrá fin a la temporada.

 

El serbio afrontó solamente un punto de quiebre en otra gran exhibición para sumar su título número 34 en torneos Masters ante Shapovalov, que jugaba su primera final a ese nivel.

 

"Mi servicio fue muy bueno y no hubo muchos peloteos largos en el partido", dijo Djokovic, quien no perdió ningún set en la semana. "Era su primera final de Masters, así que en cierto modo la experiencia prevaleció".

 

Djokovic, quien será reemplazado por Rafael Nadal en la cima de la clasificación ATP el lunes, tuvo un buen comienzo, quebrando el saque de Shapovalov de arranque para sacar ventaja de 3-0. El serbio nunca pasó apuros en el primer set, en el que solamente perdió cuatro puntos al servicio.

 

Shapovalov, quien el sábado no jugó por semifinales debido al retiro de Rafael Nadal, no pudo aprovechar el descanso, y por el contrario pareció falto de ritmo.

 

En el segundo parcial, el serbio quebró el saque de su rival para ponerse 4-3 y luego cerró el partido sin problemas tras algo más de una hora de juego.

 

Ahora, Djokovic se preparará para el ATP Finals de Londres, que se jugará del 10 al 17 de noviembre y donde buscará asegurarse el número uno del escalafón al cierre del año.


          

Djokovic venció a Dimitrov y llegó a la final del Masters de París

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Novak Djokovic llegó a la final del Masters de París por sexta vez tras derribar al búlgaro Grigor Dimitrov 7-6 (5) 6-4 con una actuación impresionante el sábado.

 

El número uno del mundo, que será reemplazado por Rafael Nadal en la cima de la clasificación ATP el lunes, prevaleció en un tiebreak en el primer set antes de agotar a Dimitrov en el segundo.

 

El serbio se enfrentará ya sea al 19 veces campeón de Grand Slam Nadal o al canadiense Denis Shapovalov el domingo en Bercy.

 

Djokovic, quien ha levantado el trofeo aquí cuatro veces y jugará en su 50a final de Masters, jugó mejor en los momentos clave y sirvió bien en todo momento.

 

No hubo puntos de quiebre en el primer set. En el desempate, Dimitrov tomó la ventaja 5-3 después de una doble falta de Djokovic, solo para que el serbio nivelara 5-5 con un exquisito globo defensivo y ganara el set al final.

 

Dimitrov bajó la guardia en el quinto juego del segundo set, permitiendo a Djokovic arrebatar el único descanso del partido.

 

Como resultado de la victoria de Djokovic, Nadal debe ganar el título para asegurar el puesto número uno de fin de año.


          

Masters 1000 de Paris: Djokovic aplastó a Tsitsipas y se medirá en semi ante Dimitrov

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Triunfo de Novak Djokovic en el Masters 1000 de Paris, REUTERSTriunfo de Novak Djokovic en el Masters 1000 de Paris, REUTERS

Novak Djokovic, número uno del mundo, vapuleó por 6-1 y 6-2 al griego Stefanos Tsitsipas para clasificar a las semifinales del Masters de París, donde chocará con el búlgaro Grigor Dimitrov, que por su parte superó al chileno Cristian Garín por 6-2 y 7-5.

 

Djokovic, ganador de 16 títulos del Grand Slam, tuvo una actuación brillante y cerró su partido en menos de una hora de juego.

 

Por su parte, Dimitrov tuvo un buen inicio al quebrar el servicio de Garín en el primer juego y se quedó con el set inicial tras quebrar el saque del sudamericano nuevamente en el octavo game.

 

En el segundo set, Garín estuvo 5-4 pero volvió a perder su servicio y finalmente Dimitrov se quedó con el duelo al aprovechar su primer punto para partido

 


          

Nadal venció a Tsonga y chocará con Shapovalov por un lugar en final del Masters 1000 de París

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Triunfo de Rafael Nadal en el Masters 1000 de Paris, REUTERSRafael Nadal en el Masters 1000 de París, REUTERS

Rafa Nadal no le dio opción a Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, lo superó por 7-6 (4) y 6-1 y se clasificó para las semifinales del Masters 1000 de París donde se enfrentará al canadiense Shapovalov, verdugo de Gael Monfils.

 

El jugador español tuvo dificultades en la primera manga pero jugó con maestría el tiebreak para arrasar en la segunda manga al francés.

 

El español jugará por cuarta vez las semifinales de un torneo que falta en su palmarés, porque a menudo lo ha afrontado bajo de forma, y lo hará contra un tenista de 20 años, sorpresa del curso, el canadiense Denis Shapovalov, que ya ha derrotado a tres cabezas de serie.

Rafael Nadal en Masters 1000 de París, REUTERS

Nadal accedió a semifinales de todos los torneos que ha disputado este año excepto el de Acapulco, cuando perdió en segunda ronda contra el australiano Nick Kyrgios.

 

Está a dos partidos de garantizarse el número uno del mundo a finales de temporada, aunque ya lo tiene seguro de forma momentánea el próximo lunes.

 

Si levanta el trofeo el próximo domingo o si el serbio Novak Djokovic no accede a la final, acabará en el trono del tenis mundial por quinta temporada, pase lo que pase en las Finales ATP de Londres que medirán a los 8 mejores del año.


          

НАТО підтримуватиме Україну, незважаючи на скандали у Вашингтоні, - Столтенберг

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Генсек НАТО Єнс Столтенберг у середу заявив, що підтримка альянсом України не слабшає, незважаючи на політичні процеси у Вашингтоні.

Про це пише Інтерфакс-Україна.

"Я не торкатимусь процесів, які тривають у Конгресі США. А що я зроблю - все необхідне, щоб всі союзники із НАТО продовжували надавати підтримку Україні, і це саме те, що вони роблять нині", - наводять західні ЗМІ слова Столтенберга, сказані журналістам.


          

06Nov2019 Midday Update: Wall Street Fails To Open Higher, Session Trending Down, DOW Down 44 Points, WTI Crude Slips Into The 56 Handle

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US stocks slipped today (SPY -0.2%), following a Reuters report the US-China trade deal could be delayed until December.

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Taiwan warns of possible attack if China's slowdown 'becomes serious'

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Beijing could resort to military conflict with self-ruled Taiwan to divert domestic pressure if a slowdown in the world's second largest economy amid trade war threatens the legitimacy of the Chinese Communist Party, the island's foreign minister has said.

          

China sentences 9 to jail for smuggling fentanyl to U.S.

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A Chinese court on Thursday jailed nine people, one with a suspended death sentence, for smuggling fentanyl into the United States, saying this was the first such case the two countries had worked together on.

          

Foreign holdings of China equities at record

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Foreign holdings of Chinese stocks rose to a record high by the end of the third quarter, despite the ups and downs in a protracted trade dispute with the United States, as Beijing further opens its financial markets to help fund businesses.

          

Masked university students rally at graduation ceremony in Hong Kong

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About 1,000 students, many wearing black masks, attended a graduation ceremony at the Chinese University of Hong Kong on Thursday, with some holding up banners urging "Free Hong Kong, Revolution Now".

          

U.S. accuses two former Twitter employees of spying for Saudi Arabia

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Two former employees of Twitter and a third man from Saudi Arabia face U.S. charges of spying for the kingdom by digging up private user data and giving it to Saudi officials in exchange for payment, a complaint from the Department of Justice shows.

          

Prosecutors oppose testimony on false memories in Weinstein trial

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Prosecutors are asking a judge to prevent former movie producer Harvey Weinstein from calling a psychologist to testify at his rape trial about false memories, according to a court filing made public on Wednesday.

          

James Dean set to appear in a movie six decades after his death, horrifying fans

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James Dean is coming back from the dead to appear in a new movie, a Hollywood production company said on Wednesday, causing an uproar about the idea of reincarnating one of America's most beloved film icons.

          

Трамп приветствует переговоры Эфиопии, Судана и Египта

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Президент США Дональд Трамп приветствовал переговоры Эфиопии, Судана и египта по плотине на Ниле, 6 ноября передает агентство Reuters. «Встреча прошла хорошо, и обсуждения будут продолжаться в течение дня!» — заявил Трамп в «Твиттере» после телефонных переговоров с главами трех африканских...
          

Число жертв беспорядков в Эфиопии выросло до 86

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В Эфиопии в результате массовых беспорядков в конце октября погибли по меньшей мере 86 человек, сообщает 3 ноября Reuters со ссылкой на данные премьер-министра страны Абия Ахмеда. По его словам, большинство погибших были уроженцами провинций Оромия и Амхара, среди погибших есть как христиане, так и...
          

[Guerre di Rete - newsletter] Whatsapp contro NSO; Facebook e le pubblicità

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Guerre di Rete - una newsletter di notizie cyber
a cura di Carola Frediani
N.50 - 3 novembre 2019

Di cosa si parla:

- Whatsapp contro NSO
- Facebook e gli ads
- I social e i documenti d’identità
- indagini forensi e Cellebrite
- e poi disinformazione, meme war e altro

WHATSAPP CONTRO NSO
Facebook e Whatsapp dichiarano guerra agli spyware
A maggio Whatsapp aveva annunciato di aver individuato e bloccato un attacco che sfruttava una vulnerabilità della sua funzione di video-chiamata (ne avevo scritto qua in newsletter). Un utente riceveva una video-chiamata, ma l’attaccante in realtà trasmetteva di nascosto un codice malevolo per infettare il telefono del ricevente. Non era necessario che la persona rispondesse alla chiamata.
Bene, ora, in questi giorni, dopo mesi di indagine, Whatsapp è uscita allo scoperto con una azione legale contro la società israeliana NSO, produttrice di trojan e spyware che vende a governi e intelligence, incolpandola degli attacchi subiti dai propri utenti. A dirlo è la stessa Whatsapp in un articolo sul Washington Post (testata non casuale, vi ricordo che ci sono sospetti - respinti da NSO, che finora ha sempre negato coinvolgimenti - che degli spyware siano stati usati contro l’entourage del suo editorialista Jamal Khashoggi, brutalmente ucciso dai sauditi, secondo la stessa intelligence Usa).
Come hanno ricondotto gli attacchi a NSO?
Gli attaccanti avrebbero usato server e servizi di hosting già associati a NSO, nonché account Whatsapp.
Chi erano i target?
Secondo l’azione legale promossa da Whatsapp, NSO avrebbe costruito una piattaforma di hacking che sfruttava una vulnerabilità dei server Whatsapp per aiutare i clienti a violare i cellulari di almeno 1400 utenti, tra aprile e maggio 2019.
Whatsapp avrebbe individuato almeno 100 attivisti dei diritti umani, giornalisti e membri della società civile in tutto il mondo, dagli Usa agli EAU, dal Bahrein al Messico, dal Pakistan all’India.
Un nome ad almeno una vittima
Uno di questi è stato intervistato dalla BBC. Si chiama Faustin Rukundo, vive a Leeds (UK) ma proviene dal Rwanda del cui regime è un oppositore, e ad aprile aveva ricevuto delle strane chiamate su Whatsapp da un numero svedese. Aveva provato a richiamare ma nessuno aveva mai risposto. Solo di recente ha scoperto di essere uno dei 1400, dopo aver ricevuto una chiamata dai ricercatori del Citizen Lab, che hanno contribuito alle indagini.
I target governativi
Ma ce ne sono altre di vittime, che potrebbero dare un risvolto geopolitico alla faccenda. Secondo Reuters, infatti, una porzione “significativa” di vittime erano funzionari governativi e militari di alto profilo, sparsi per 20 paesi, molti di nazioni alleate agli Usa. Uno scenario che apre la possibilità che alcuni clienti di NSO abbiano usato i suoi servizi non per fare indagini interne, ma per operazioni di spionaggio. Il professore di studi strategici e cyberwar Thomas Rid nota che mentre il ministro di Giustizia Usa chiede backdoor per Facebook/Whatsapp, militari e funzionari di governi amici venivano attaccati proprio con una backdoor (involontaria ovviamente). Come dire: qui il problema è rafforzare la sicurezza, non aumentare i buchi nella gruviera.
Da notare che Whatsapp avrebbe prima verificato la lista dei target con il database di possibili richieste da parte di Stati relative ad indagini, come terrorismo o pedofilia, ma non avrebbe trovato sovrapposizioni.
Cosa vuole ottenere la causa mossa da Whatsapp?
L’azienda controllata da Facebook ritene che quegli attacchi siano stati un abuso della sua rete; vuole una ingiunzione per fermare NSO dall’accedere alla sua piattaforma; ritiene che anche se NSO ha fornito i servizi a dei clienti, sia comunque responsabile in quanto architetto del software (BBC)
Che possibilità ha di vincerla?
La strada è in salita, secondo una analisi di Wired. In pratica Whatsapp sta accusando NSO di violazione del Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (e di altre leggi statali), ma il caso è un tentativo ardito di usare quella legge per “punire non solo gli hacker che hanno violato i computer di una azienda, ma anche quelli che sfruttano i suoi software per violare i computer dei suoi utenti”. Nel mentre però, c’è almeno un campo d’azione su cui Whatsapp sembra voler giocare. Infatti secondo alcuni voci non confermate, i dipendenti di NSO si sarebbero trovati chiusi tutti i loro account Facebook, Whatsapp, Instagram (ht Alex Stamos)
Il ruolo di NSO
La causa di Whatsapp - che allega vari materiali e manuali interni di NSO - getta però nuova luce sul funzionamento del software della società israeliana e i suoi rapporti con i clienti. E mostra un ruolo più attivo di quello che si pensasse nell’assistenza degli stessi. Ad esempio, scrive Vice, nel confezionare messaggi di phishing per specifici target.

FACEBOOK
Pubblicità politiche, che fare?

Abbiamo visto che Facebook ha deciso di non fare fact checking sulle pubblicità dei politici, una decisione che ha raccolto varie critiche. Ora si aggiunge una lettera interna di 250 dipendenti, secondo la quale permettere ai politici di mentire nelle pubblicità è una minaccia alla stessa azienda (NYT).
Cosa dice la lettera?
“La libertà di espressione (free speech) e la propaganda (paid speech) non sono la stessa cosa. La cattiva informazione (misinformation) ci riguarda tutti”. La decisione di non fare fact checking sui politici è una minaccia a quello in cui crede Facebook (...) “perché permette di trasformare la nostra piattaforma in un’arma prendendo di mira persone che credono che i contenuti postati dai politici siano veri”.
Il suggerimento è dunque di considerare gli ads politici come gli altri, ma nel contempo usare sistemi visuali per far capire ancora di più che sono ads. Inoltre - punto importante - i dipendenti suggeriscono di limitare il targeting per gli ads politici. Attualmente è normale per un politico caricare la lista degli elettori per poi usare gli strumenti di tracking comportamentale (come i pixel) e l’engagement con le pubblicità per raffinare ancora di più gli ads. Il rischio è che le persone non possano avere la possibilità di controllare pubblicamente quanto viene detto. “Inoltre questi ads sono così microtargeted (mirati su gruppi specifici, ndr) che le conversazioni sulla nostra piattaforma sono ancora più rinchiuse dentro silo separati di altre”. Infine, esplorare la possibilità di un silenzio elettorale.
(Per inciso, proprio di microtargeting e di questo problema ho parlato sabato su Omnibus - La 7, min 47)
La proposta
La situazione è molto mutevole e dinamica. In queste ore sul piatto c’era infatti anche una proposta da parte di una delle società che fanno fact checking per Facebook di trovare un sistema bipartisan per fare fact checking anche sugli ads politici. Vedremo (CNN)
La provocazione
Mentre si svolgeva questo dibattito, un politico e attivista di San Francisco, Adriel Hampton, si registrava come candidato a governatore con lo scopo di pubblicare pubblicità false su Facebook, in una sorta di atto dimostrativo (CNN).

PROPOSTE ITALIANE
Documenti per usare i social? Anche no, dai

Per un qualche motivo che mi è incomprensibile (nella sua essenza, non nei fattori esterni scatenanti), siamo di nuovo tornati a parlare di proposte di legge per far presentare i documenti (carte d’identità ecc) agli utenti che vogliano usare un social network o un servizio online pensando in tal modo di eliminare o ridurre l’odio online. Proposte che negli anni sono state sempre bocciate da una miriade di esperti e quindi accantonate. Ora c’è stata la proposta del deputato Marattin (qui la sua intervista a Corriere), e dunque è ripartito un film già visto.
Mi limito a mettere dei link, iniziando con un momento amarcord:
2014, copertina di Wired: Fabio Chiusi e la sottoscritta scrivevamo perché chiedere i documenti fosse inutile se non dannoso. Ma il tempo passa e i temi ritornano dunque….
In questa settimana del 2019:
- Profili sui social network e carta d'identità: perché non è possibile
L'idea di "schedare" tutti i cittadini che abbiano un profilo social pone problemi tecnici, giuridici e politici insormontabili (Giovanni Ziccardi)
- Odio e disinformazione (che sono ovunque per strada, in TV, sui social) sono una seria questione culturale. Come si affrontano? (Arianna Ciccone)
- Disinformazione, propaganda, bugie, minacce, insulti, provocazioni, odio hanno diritto di cittadinanza in Rete? (Fabio Chiusi su Valigia Blu)
- La lesione dei diritti dei cittadini è da sempre un chiaro tema reazionario (ok, il suo vero titolo è un po’ più tranchant) (Il Post - Massimo Mantellini)
- Una sparata controproducente (Radio dell’avvocatura - Francesco Micozzi - audio)
- Perché questo genere di proposte sono inutili - uno Stefano Zanero già di qualche mese fa (ma sul tema direi d’annata, come il vino buono).
- Velleitario e pericoloso (dichiarazioni Garante Privacy)
Mi fermo qua, anche se ho lasciato fuori molti altri interventi, ma se mi costringete a riparlarne, la prossima volta ve li metto tutti, ok?

Riassunto e disegnino semplificato per chi non ha tempo o voglia: quel tipo di proposta per quel tipo di problema equivale ad avere le zanzare in casa e a sparar loro cannonate. Le zanzare restano, i buchi nei muri rendono la tua casa (i diritti di tutti) ancora più fragile. Meglio mettere degli zampironi e modificare l’aria che si respira.
Dunque oltre a investire massicciamente, in modo pianificato, a tutti i livelli, in cultura digitale (un tipo di formazione che sarà cruciale per la nostra sopravvivenza come nazione avanzata, detto en passant) e in educazione civica e cultura generale, si può chiedere, ad esempio:
- al governo: molte più risorse a magistratura e postale per indagare su reati
- alle piattaforme: procedure più snelle ed efficienti per ottenere i dati in caso di indagine
- alle piattaforme: canali più diretti con gli utenti che siano vittima di attacchi organizzati e sistemi per tutelare categorie più deboli o esposte
- alle piattaforme: spiegazioni chiare e trasparenza quando decidono di rimuovere contenuti in violazione delle loro policy, procedure chiare per appellare tali decisioni, revisione umana di decisioni automatizzate
-alle piattaforme: più strumenti in mano al singolo utente per gestire come preferisce il proprio feed, quello che vede, quello che vedono gli altri, come interagire con altri ecc
-alle piattaforme: trasparenza massima sulle pubblicità, specie quelle politiche, valutare se limitarle in qualche modo o fare altri controlli
- ai politici: chiedere di abbassare i toni, non aggredire utenti, non aizzare folle online e offline, tenere sotto controllo i propri spazi social ecc
- ai media: non dare rilevanza, se possibile, ai primi 4 idioti che insultano qualcuno online per ottenere esattamente quello, visibilità.
E ovviamente molto altro, ma era solo per dare un assaggio di come inquadrare diversamente la questione.

CINA E BLOCKCHAIN
Fedeli alla blockchain

Abbiamo visto che la Cina si è lanciata sulla blockchain con anche investitura dall’alto di Xi Jinping. Ora il partito comunista cinese ha chiesto ai suoi membri di attestare la loro fedeltà su blockchain. Chissà cosa ne penserebbe Satoshi Nakamoto. Ad ogni modo si potrebbe usare anche per le promesse elettorali dei nostri politici…. (si scherza)
Coindesk

USA/CINA
Avanti col ban Huawei e ZTE

La Federal Communications Commission andrà avanti con la proposta di vietare ai giganti delle telecomunicazioni americane l’uso di apparecchiature di rete delle cinesi Huawei e ZTE, perché per l’agenzia sarebbero un rischio alla sicurezza nazionale.
TechCrunch

SPOTIFY
I podcast stanno andando bene su Spotify
QZ

APT28
Olimpiadi nel mirino

Gli hacker russi noti come APT28 o Fancy Bear stanno prendendo di mira 16 organizzazioni sportive e anti-doping in vista delle Olimpiadi 2020, avvisa Microsoft
Zdnet

DEEPFAKE
Fa un deepfake porno su una ragazza, arrestato

Uno studente indiano è stato arrestato per aver usato le foto su Instagram di una teenager al fine di produrre un suo deepfake (video in cui sono riprodotte le fattezze di qualcuno per dire o fare cose che non ha mai fatto) pornografico e minacciare di distribuirlo poi online (Ndtv).
Da una breve ricognizione mi pare che i deepfake su celebrità (e non) in India siano molto diffusi. Un anno fa una giornalista indiana schierata a difesa dei diritti delle donne era stata presa di mira con deepfake pornografici.

CELLEBRITE
Il caso Boettcher e lo sblocco del suo iPhone

La società israeliana Cellebrite - che si occupa di estrarre dati da dispositivi - ha pubblicato un caso studio in cui descrive come sono stati usati i suoi servizi in una vicenda di cronaca giudiziaria italiana, quello della coppia Boettcher/Lovato, e della aggressione con l’acido all’ex fidanzato di lei. Tra i reperti sequestrati a Boettcher c'era un iPhone, protetto da un PIN di 4 cifre che il ragazzo diceva di non ricordare. Come indicato nel case study, le consulenti dei legali di parte civile avevano già rinvenuto e analizzato un backup dell'iPhone che però risultava essere stato prodotto un paio di mesi prima dell'aggressione: per poter avere un quadro completo della vicenda si decise quindi di provare ad accedere direttamente all'iPhone. Era l’inizio del 2015. I magistrati allora incaricano un noto ed esperto consulente informatico forense, Mattia Epifani, di capire come gestire la situazione e presentare loro tutte le opzioni sul tavolo per provare a ottenere anche quei dati. Alla fine viene scelto di provare con Cellbrite, riferisce il rapporto.
“L'aspetto rilevante che Cellebrite evidenzia nel suo case study - commenta a Guerre di Rete Paolo Dal Checco, altro noto ed esperto consulente informatico forense - è che Cellebrite è stata in grado di sbloccare un iPhone protetto da PIN in un momento nel quale il loro servizio era l'unico disponibile, a parte alcune soluzioni rischiose che funzionavano solamente in particolari condizioni. L'incarico relativo allo sblocco dell'iPhone di Boettcher, inoltre, è stato tra i primi conferiti ufficialmente dall'Autorità Giudiziaria italiana alla società israeliana e ha dato il via a una serie d'incarichi conferiti ancora oggi, ovviamente su dispositivi più recenti”.
Case study

CATALOGNA
Rimossa l’app per coordinare manifestanti di Tsunami Democratic

La Spagna ha richiesto la rimozione da GitHub dell'app (APK) di Tsunami Democratic, usata per organizzare proteste in Catalogna, perché lo stesso movimento viene considerato dalla polizia una organizzazione criminale che faciliterebbe atti di terrorismo (ht @Orariccardo)
TechCrunch

STRUMENTI
Il creatore di Maltego ha realizzato un nuovo tool per estrarre e organizzare info mentre si naviga.
ht The Grugq

CYBERCRIME
Storia di un giovane americano che combatte i ransomware, creando strumenti per decriptarli, quando possibile. E’ il più grande creatore di decryptor gratuiti.
ProPublica

CILE
In Cile gli hacker svelano documenti riservati dei Carabineros - La Stampa

LETTURE

GIORNALISMO
Se vuoi una redazione di successo, devi avere una redazione rappresentativa della diversità della popolazione. Reuters Institute

GIORNALISMO LOCALE

La fiducia nelle notizie locali negli Usa è più alta rispetto ai media nazionali, ma non è tutto oro quel che luccica. Inoltre coprire in modo più aggressivo temi sociali e politici potrebbe far diminuire questa fiducia, ma diversamente si rischia di abdicare alla funzione del giornalismo.
Lo studio: State of Public Trust in Local News

DISINFORMAZIONE
Un paper che studia l’astroturfing politico - la creazione di campagne coordinate di finti attivisti per fini di propaganda/manipolazione - su Twitter. Tra le altre cose, solleva un punto interessante: gran parte delle campagne di questo tipo usano umani, e cercare solo bot (account automatizzati) rischia di essere un limite.
Political Astroturfing on Twitter: How to Coordinate a Disinformation Campaign

SFRUTTAMENTO
Schiave via app

Il mercato delle lavoratrice domestiche trattate come schiave e “vendute” via app In Kuwait e Arabia Saudita. Inchiesta BBC

MEME WAR
I meme come armi nella guerra dell’informazione e disinformazione

La ricetta: origine indefinita, più nocciolo di verità, più una scalata progressiva nella catena dei media, più amplificazione e consacrazione dai media tradizionali impegnati nel debunking - Technology Review

FABBRICHE DI TROLL
Una giornalista polacca ha lavorato sotto copertura in una agenzia di PR del Paese i cui dipendenti gestiscono decine di finti account a testa e su indicazioni della direzione promuovono determinati contenuti politici
Guardian

NON SOLO CYBER
Contro l’ossessiva ricerca della felicità - Aeon

Reminder:
- ci vediamo l’8 novembre a Bologna (ore 18, Libreria UBIKIrnerio, via Irnerio 17) per la prima presentazione del mio romanzo Fuori Controllo (edizioni Venipedia)
- il 9 novembre, sempre a Bologna, alla tavola rotonda di HackInBo (il programma).

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В Того пираты захватили в плен четырех человек с греческого танкера

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В ночь на минувший понедельник, 4 ноября, у берегов Того подвергся нападению греческий нефтяной танкер.Пираты захватили в плен четырех членов экипажа, сообщает пресс-служба флота этого западно-африканского государства.Как передает агентство Reuters, во время инцидента, случившегося примерно в 3 часа ночи по местному времени, пострадал один человек. О моряках, которые оказались в плену у пиратов, пока достоверно известно только следующее: двое из них являются филиппинцами, один - греком, еще один гражданином Грузии.Сведений о том, поступали ли от похитителей какие-либо требования, как и других подробностях ЧП, из официальных источников пока не поступало.Ранее пираты похитили девять моряков с норвежского судна у берегов Бенина. Все моряки, оказавшиеся в плену у нападавших, являются гражданами Филиппин.



          

Por qué Elon Musk dice que tomar vacaciones podría “matarte"

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Elon Musk, fundador de SpaceX (REUTERS/Mike Blake)

El empresario sudafricano habló sobre su difícil situación con Tesla y su clave para el éxito: largas horas y nada de vacaciones

Elon Musk es uno de los empresarios más exitosos y conocidos del mundo. El CEO de Tesla y SpaceX, quien tiene un patrimonio de USD 22.300 millones, según las últimas estimaciones de Bloomberg, es notorio por su creatividad empresarial, su personalidad y hasta por uso de Twitter, donde frecuentemente habla con sus seguidores y se pelea con los medios. Además, es conocido por su afición a su trabajo y algunos atribuyen su exitoso a su estilo “workaholic” (adicto al trabajo) como jefe.
Musk tuvo sus inicios durante los años noventa, cuando empezó y vendió varias empresas que lo llevaron a convertirse en uno de los famosos “millonarios dotcom”, como se describía a los jóvenes que hacían su fortuna creando empresas de internet durante esa época. A los 27 años en 1999, el sudafricano vendió su la compañía Zip2 a Compaq por aproximadamente USD 300 millones. Después de eso, pasó a crear X.com, una compañía de pagos virtuales que pasó a llamarse PayPal. En 2002, eBay compró PayPal por USD 1.500 millones, convirtiendo al entonces joven Musk en uno de los primeros empresarios de Sillicon Valley en llegar a valer más de mil millones de dólares. Ese mismo año, el empresario fundó SpaceX, la compañía de naves espaciales que hoy cuenta con un valor estimado de USD 33 mil millones. Para el 2003, Musk creó a Tesla, la fabricadora de autos electrónicos que hoy tiene una capitalización de mercado de aproximadamente USD 57 mil millones.
Después de tantos años de emprendimientos exitosos, uno querría creer que el CEO ahora vive una vida más tranquila y delega mucho de su trabajo. Pero no es así. A pesar de ser un multimillonario que tiene 5 hijos, a Musk no le gusta tomarse vacaciones. "Las vacaciones te matarán”, dijo Musk.
Unos robots ensamblan las piezas de un auto eléctrico Tesla
Unos robots ensamblan las piezas de un auto eléctrico Tesla
En una entrevista con la revista estadounidense Recode Decode, Musk dijo que para construir con éxito sus nuevas empresas, tuvo que trabajar más de 100 horas a la semana por mucho tiempo. Y no mucho ha cambiado. En 2018, por ejemplo, se conoció que Musk estaba durmiendo en el piso de la fábrica de Tesla durante unas semanas donde la compañía debió hacer un gran esfuerzo para ponerse al día con la producción de los autos Model 3.
“Durante esas semanas, debo haber trabajado unas 120 horas o algo loco. Te volverás loco si trabajas 120 horas a la semana. Ahora solo hago 80 o 90 a la semana. Es bastante más manejable” dijo el empresario cuando le preguntaron de sus horarios. Eso significa que Musk debía pasar aproximadamente unas 17 horas por día trabajando, 7 días a la semana. No es la primera vez que él habla sobre su alocada rutina.
“No tengo tiempo para ir a casa y ducharme”, le dijo a Gayle King en CBS This Morning el año pasado. Pero además, justifica sus horarios diciendo: “No creo que los empleados deba experimentar dificultades mientras el CEO está como de vacaciones”.
Además de trabajar todo el tiempo, Musk, quien dice que solo ha intentado desconectar de su trabajo algunas veces, tuvo mala suerte lo que respecta a las vacaciones.
"En los últimos 12 años, solo intenté tomarme una semana libre dos veces”, dijo en 2015 en la televisión danesa. "La primera vez que me tomé una semana libre, el cohete Orbital Sciences explotó y el cohete [Virgin Galactic] de Richard Branson explotó esa misma semana.
“La segunda vez que me tomé una semana libre, mi cohete explotó”, dijo Musk. “La lección aquí es, no te tomes una semana libre”.
El CEO de Tesla, Elon Musk, habla durante la presentación del nuevo Tesla Model Y en Hawthorne, California, el 14 de marzo de 2019. (Foto de Frederic J. BROWN / AFP)
El CEO de Tesla, Elon Musk, habla durante la presentación del nuevo Tesla Model Y en Hawthorne, California, el 14 de marzo de 2019. (Foto de Frederic J. BROWN / AFP)
Anteriormente, cuando Musk intentó irse de luna de miel con su primera esposa, Justine, en septiembre de 2000, tuvo que enfrentar un serio problema profesional. En ese momento era CEO de X.com y los ejecutivos de la compañía no estaban satisfechos con su liderazgo. En un intento de echarlo de su propia compañía, los ejecutivos entregaron una carta de no confianza al directorio de la compañía que pedía la expulsión del sudafricano. Lo querían remplazar con Peter Thiel, otro de los fundadores de la compañía, y aprovecharon el viaje del empresario para poder actuar a sus espaldas. Cuando Musk llegó a luna de miel en Sydney, Australia, tuvo que volar inmediatamente de regreso a Palo Alto, California para hacerse cargo de la situación.
Pero quizás la experiencia de vacaciones más traumática del CEO se produjo cuando él y Justine decidieron intentar nuevamente tomarse unos días apara celebrar su luna de miel en diciembre de ese año. Musk había planeado un viaje de dos semanas a Brasil y Sudáfrica. Pero cuando arribaron a Sudáfrica, Musk contrajo una rara forma de malaria. Después de que dos hospitales lo diagnosticaron erróneamente, “estuvo muy cerca de morir”. Por suerte recibió tratamiento justo a tiempo pero la situación lo dejo traumado.
Esa es mi lección para tomar vacaciones”, dijo Musk. “Las vacaciones te matarán”.
(Fuente: CNBC)

          

Conte dénonce les projets d'ArcelorMittal en Italie

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ROME (Reuters) - Le président du Conseil italien, Giuseppe Conte, a dénoncé mercredi le projet "inacceptable" d'ArcelorMittal qui veut selon lui supprimer 5.000 emplois en Italie. ArcelorMittal a annoncé lundi qu'il résiliait son offre de rachat de l'aciérie italienne Ilva, estimant ne plus bénéficier d'une protection juridique contre d'éventuelles poursuites pénales liées à la pollution du site, qui aurait entraîné des centaines de cancers ces dernières années. Le chef du gouvernement italien a rencontré ce mercredi l'encadrement du sidérurgiste et a conclu de ses échanges que la question de la protection juridique n'avait aucun lien avec sa volonté de quitter la péninsule.
          

Wall St termine sans grande tendance, le commerce continue de préoccuper

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NEW YORK (Reuters) - La Bourse de New York a fini sur une note stable mercredi, le soutien apporté par les valeurs liées à la santé n'ayant pas suffi à atténuer les craintes liées à un éventuel report de la signature d'un accord commercial entre Pékin et Washington. L'indice Dow Jones a gagné 0,07 point à 27 492,56. Le S&P-500, plus large, a pris 2,16 points, soit 0,07%, à 3 076,78.
          

France: Rachida Dati tête de liste de la droite pour les municipales à Paris

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PARIS (Reuters) - Rachida Dati a été désignée mercredi tête de liste des Républicains pour les élections municipales à Paris en mars 2020, annonce le parti dans un communiqué. La Commission nationale d'investiture avait à se prononcer entre les candidatures de l'ancienne garde des Sceaux et de Marie-Claire Carrère-Gée, conseillère du XIVe arrondissement. Maire du VIIe arrondissement de Paris depuis 2008, députée européenne de 2009 à juillet 2019, cette sarkozyste proche de Christian Jacob, le nouveau président de LR, ambitionne de mettre un terme à des décennies d'infortune pour la droite parisienne, mais sa personnalité "clivante" promet de nouvelles divisions.
          

Trump reportedly wanted AG Barr to hold a press conference defending the president's call with Ukraine. Barr said no.

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Trump and Barr

  • Attorney General William Barr reportedly declined a request by President Donald Trump to hold a press conference stating that his boss did not break any laws during hi