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          Pobladores de Nueva Guinea retoman su vida cotidiana en tranquilidad      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
La recuperación de la paz reanima la agricultura y el comercio
          Francia es el primer finalista de Rusia 2018      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Un cabezazo letal de Samuel Umtiti en los albores del segundo tiempo bastó para sellar el pasaporte de Francia a la tercera final de su historia en la Copa del Mundo, al imponerse este martes 1-0 a Bélgica.

En un saque de esquina ejecutado por Antoine Griezmann a los 51 minutos, Umtiti consiguió anticiparse a Marouane Fellaini, custodio del primer palo. El zaguero del Barcelona saltó y le remató en las narices al arquero Thibaut Courtois, quien simplemente levantó las manos en un intento infructuoso por impedir que el balón entrara a las redes.

Y por enésima vez en este Mundial, una jugada a pelota detenida resultó crucial. Esta vez definió a un finalista, y Francia chocará el domingo por el título en Moscú con Inglaterra o Croacia, que se medían en la otra semifinal, este miércoles y también en la capital rusa.

El tanto francés no hizo sino radicalizar la estrategia que cada equipo había mostrado en el primer tiempo: Una Bélgica más agresiva y una Francia que apostaba a la contra.

Abofeteados, los Diablos Rojos se lanzaron en forma desbocada en busca del empate. Les Bleus, se organizaron mejor atrás y apostaron a alguna transición rápida que les permitiera ampliar el marcador.

Pero quizás por la desesperación o tal vez por el cansancio que derivó de un encuentro disputado a un ritmo muy dinámico, las aproximaciones belgas fueron generando cada vez menos peligro.

En la primera final de su historia, Francia se coronó como anfitriona en 1998, merced a una goleada por 3-0 sobre Brasil, en aquella noche en que Ronaldo perdió misteriosamente sus superpoderes. En Alemania 2006, sucumbió por penales ante Italia, tras el infame cabezazo que recibió Marco Materazzi y que significó la expulsión de Zinedine Zidane y su despedida de los mundiales.

Habrá por lo tanto cierto deseo de reivindicación en la selección francesa.











          Trung Quốc bành trướng ảnh hưởng ở vùng Thái Bình Dương      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Theo thông báo của thủ tướng Papua New Guinea Peter O’Neil hôm qua, 09/07/2018, nhân chuyến viếng thăm cấp Nhà nước ở Papua New Guinea, chủ tịch Trung Quốc Tập Cận Bình muốn họp riêng với lãnh đạo các đảo quốc Thái Bình Dương, trước khi diễn ra hội nghị thượng đỉnh diễn đàn Hợp […]
          Did We Care More About The Boys In The Cave Than Other Kids In Crisis?      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Like millions of global citizens, Abraham Leno has been riveted by the story of the 12 boys and their soccer coach trapped in a cave in Thailand. "I sat around the radio with my family and we wanted to hear the recent updates of the kids, every little detail," he says. "To see all the governments sending their best divers, giving them equipment, offering their moral support — it was a beautiful thing to see." But Leno has another perspective. As a youth, he spent ten years in refugee camps in Guinea. Now working at the American Refugee Committee , he wishes that the media had paid more attention to his plight and his fellow refugees: "It would have shed a better light to create the understanding necessary to help us." Others share his concerns. Manyang Reath Kher became a Lost Boy at age 3 and later founded the charity Humanity Helping Sudan . He says, "I don't want to sound horrible to those kids [in the cave], but the attention they got, it should be spread around. Give that to other
          Talasea Airstrip in Talasea, Papua New Guinea      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

The WWII planes lie within the jungle around the abandoned runway.

The South Pacific is littered with relics leftover from World War II. Military tunnels snake beneath tiny towns. Planes and equipment lie sunken beneath the water, cloaked in coral. Dense tangles of jungle hold more forgotten wartime treasures, like this abandoned airfield.

Originally built by the Australian army as a small landing strip, Talasea was occupied by both the Japanese and Americans as the second World War changed hands. Too small to accommodate fighter planes, the the airfield was used as an emergency landing strip in the later part of the war.

In early September 1944, the landing strip saw its final pieces of action. On September 3, 1944, an American B-25H bomber took off from Stirling Island with the objective of locating and destroying any remaining Japanese ships of the South Coast of New Britain. While the mission was a success, the B-25H aircraft incurred engine trouble, and rather than risk the flight back to its base, the captain made the decision to make an emergency landing at Talasea.

In a similar mission less than a week later, a Lockheed Ventura was dispatched to bomb a Japanese-occupied airstrip near Rabaul. The Lockheed's mission was successful, but one engine failed on the return journey. As the crew knew the plane wouldn't make it all the way back to base, they too made the decision to land at Talasea.

Shortly after the war ended, the airstrip at Talasea was abandoned. Palm oil plantations sprung up around Talasea in the 1960s, and nature gradually encroached around the planes. Today, the airstrip is virtually unrecognizable from its former runway glory.

But the land still holds tidbits of its wartime past, as both the B-25 bomber and Lockheed remain in their final resting places. While exploring on foot, make your way through the overgrown bush and you’ll reach the B-25H bomber, resting on its undercarriage atop a bed of lush greenery.

Fewer than 40 yards to the west lies the Lockheed Ventura. With the Allied star just about still visible on its side, you can still walk inside the plant-filled undercarriage and imagine the tight spaces where the pilots and crew would have sat.


          Taking research back to the community      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

My research has an urban focus and I undertook my PhD fieldwork in the ATS settlement in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. My thesis is available online at the ANU open access theses collection. During my PhD research, I discovered that academic writing is a difficult, long, and rigorous process because of the need to […]

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          Did We Care More About The Boys In The Cave Than Other Kids In Crisis?      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Like millions of global citizens, Abraham Leno has been riveted by the story of the 12 boys and their soccer coach trapped in a cave in Thailand. "I sat around the radio with my family and we wanted to hear the recent updates of the kids, every little detail," he says. "To see all the governments sending their best divers, giving them equipment, offering their moral support — it was a beautiful thing to see." But Leno has another perspective. As a youth, he spent ten years in refugee camps in Guinea. Now working at the American Refugee Committee , he wishes that the media had paid more attention to his plight and his fellow refugees: "It would have shed a better light to create the understanding necessary to help us." Others share his concerns. Manyang Reath Kher became a Lost Boy at age 3 and later founded the charity Humanity Helping Sudan . He says, "I don't want to sound horrible to those kids [in the cave], but the attention they got, it should be spread around. Give that to other
          Lae      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
La ciudad nació en la fiebre del oro ocurrida entre 1920 y 1930.3​ Al igual que numerosas ciudades de Papúa Nueva Guinea, Lae surgió en los alrededores de un aeródromo, el cual ahora está en desuso y ha sido sustituido por el nuevo Lae Nadzab Airport.


En julio de 1937, Lae saltó a la escena mundial debido a la desaparición de la aviadora americana Amelia Earhart, la cual fue vista por última vez despegando en su camino de vuelta a los Estados Unidos.4​

Cuando tuvieron lugar una serie de erupciones volcánicas en Rabaul en 1937, se tomó la decisión de trasladar la capital del Territorio de Nueva Guinea a Lae.5​

La Segunda Guerra Mundial también afectó a la ciudad y en 1942 ésta fue ocupada por el Imperio del Japón. Lae, Rabaul y Salamaua se convirtieron en las principales bases japonesas en Nueva Guinea.5​ A mediados de 1943, después de las derrotas en la campaña Kokoda Track, la Batalla de Buna-Gona y en la Batalla de Wau, los japoneses se vieron obligados a retirarse de Lae, que fue eventualmente ocupada por los australianos,5​ y Salamaua. Sin embargo, la campaña de Salamaua-Lae duró varias semanas con feroces combates, antes de que la ciudad cayera en manos aliadas el 16 de septiembre.

Después de la Segunda Guerra Mundial, la ciudad de Lae se desarrolló mediante plantaciones de café y té y la construcción de un puerto. Más tarde se dio prioridad en el acceso por carretera y la autopista Highlands Highway entró en funcionamiento. Durante el auge minero de la década de 1980 y de 1990 aumentó la importancia de Lae como centro económico.5​

En 1991, Lae y Port Moresby fueron sede de los Juegos del Pacíficoes una ciudad de Papúa Nueva Guinea. Cuenta con 73.918 habitantes y es la segunda ciudad más poblada del país; por detrás de la capital Port Moresby; es considerada la capital industrial del país. También es conocida por sus jardines botánicos de gran belleza.2​Es la capital de la provincia de Morobe.
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Magnífico local comercial esquinero IDEAL PARA OFIICINAS (calle República Guinea Ecuatorial, y calle Profesor Grisolía). Está situado a pocos metros de un colegio, a 5 metros de la Av Blasco Ibañez, y a 5 minutos de la estación de tren Del...
1 baño 85 m² 4 EUR/m²
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          Guinea Pig & Rodent/Bird Boarding      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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          Did The World Care More About The Boys In The Cave Than Other Kids In Crisis?      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Like millions of global citizens, Abraham Leno has been riveted by the story of the 12 boys and their soccer coach trapped in a cave in Thailand. "I sat around the radio with my family and we wanted to hear the recent updates of the kids, every little detail," he says. "To see all the governments sending their best divers, giving them equipment, offering their moral support — it was a beautiful thing to see." But Leno has another perspective. As a youth, he spent ten years in refugee camps in Guinea. Now working at the American Refugee Committee , he wishes that the media had paid more attention to his plight and his fellow refugees: "It would have shed a better light to create the understanding necessary to help us." Others share his concerns. Manyang Reath Kher became a Lost Boy at age 3 and later founded the charity Humanity Helping Sudan . He says, "I don't want to sound horrible to those kids [in the cave], but the attention they got, it should be spread around. Give that to other
          AMZER® Designer Case - Love For Guinea      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Personalize your handheld while you protect it! This Designer case for Xiaomi Mi 8 are fashioned from a durable hard shell and topped off with a soft finish. The case is able to resist shock from accidental bumps and drops, providing the ultimate in phone protection. This Xiaomi Mi 8 Designer case snaps perfectly around your device and features precise cutouts for all ports and controls. So add a layer of fun and a layer of protection to your Xiaomi Mi 8 with a Designer Case! Customised and Print on Demand products like Designer Cases, Designer Hybrid Cases, Neoprene Sleeves can not be returned for a refund, they can only be replaced if any manufacturing/printing defect is found.
           E.Guinea opposition says prisoners still jailed despite...       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Equatorial Guinea's main opposition leader said Tuesday that political prisoners remain locked up in the country despite authoritarian President Teodoro...
          Comment on Open Hardware Takes Charge in Papua New Guinea by Jon      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
I am glad you came around, I thought you were going to give linguist a hard time for wanting to save a guy's house in his free time while also saving his language and culture. SIL linguists do great work. Searching Alibaba and eBay don't yield solutions for this particular problem. Perhaps the goal is to promote visibility to a global need so that it will get ripped off, and produced en masse so that a single days wage can afford a safe charging solution. To think of it, the info posted above could lead to a better product if detailed out on the project page, then your previous experience could benefit a wide swath of the world instead of just your car.
          Banking Giant Standard Chartered Takes Stand Against Mine Waste Dumping      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Standard Chartered has announced a full prohibition of financial services for clients practicing marine and riverine mine waste dumping. Standard Chartered adopted their policy shortly after the launch of the Ditch Ocean Dumping campaign, joining Citigroup, which has also confirmed that it will no longer finance submarine mine waste disposal.

“We have long held the view that marine or riverine tailings disposal is not good industry practice, and we are proud to add it to our prohibited activities list,” said Amit Puri, Managing Director and Global Head of Environmental and Social Risk Management at Standard Chartered.

“We applaud Standard Chartered for taking a leadership role in ending ocean mine waste dumping. It’s dirty, unnecessary and wrong,” said Ellen Moore of Earthworks, a nonprofit organization which is coordinating the campaign. “Banks and financial institutions must actively take steps to ensure that they are not bankrolling the destruction of our oceans. I hope other banks follow the example set by Standard Chartered and Citigroup.”

The Ditch Ocean Dumping campaign, which includes 40 groups in 17 countries, is calling on financial institutions to divest from any project or company that employs aqueous tailings disposal.

Mining companies dump 220 million tonnes of mine waste directly into oceans, rivers and lakes every year: more waste than the United States puts into its landfills. While the outdated practice has been phased out in many parts of the world, new mining proposals in Papua New Guinea and Norway signal ocean mine waste dumping is being ramped up, not phased out.

By drawing a clear line in the sand against aqueous mine waste dumping, Citi and Standard Chartered are joining a growing movement of governments, companies, mine-impacted communities, and civil society organizations calling for an end to the practice. 

At the 2016 conference of the International Union for Conservation of Nature, 51 of the 53 participating countries voted in favor of an international ban on ocean mine waste dumping and to develop a plan to stop ongoing dumping due to the irreparable destruction and degradation of marine environments.

The Ditch Ocean Dumping coalition includes Earthworks, Friends of the Earth Norway, Bismarck Ramu Group, MiningWatch Canada, and many others. More information is available at http://earthworksaction.org/campaigns/ditch-ocean-dumping

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High-quality publishable photos: 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/earthworks/sets/72157691443769051

Campaign Declaration and signatories: 
https://earthworksaction.org/publications/call-ban-dumping-mine-waste-oceans-rivers-lakes/


          El retorno de Mapas en Tenerife      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
El festival acoge las actuaciones de músicos de Túnez, Marruecos, Guinea Ecuatorial, Zimbabue y Camerún
          Toadcast #125 - The Whorecast      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

This is a not entirely accurately-titled podcast, in that the whoring only takes place over a couple of songs at the tail end and does not at all influence any of the rest of the playlist.

What am I talking about, you ask?  Well when I played a few trendy songs a few months back the listership of the podcast doubled over the course of a few weeks.  I noticed this back when I was a bit more rigorous about the blog in the early days: if I reviewed high-profile new releases in the week of release it generated a large spike in readership.

So I've dropped a couple of very hype-friendly songs into the end of this podcast to see if that actually has any influence on anything at all.  I found nice ones - ones I actually like, I mean - so don't worry, your normally glittering listening experience will not be tarnished one bit.  But bear in mind that this week we are all the guineau pigs in a silly internet hit-whoring experiment.  Sorry.

Toadcast #125 - The Whorecast

01. Burnt Ones - Sunset Hill (03.46)
02. Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds - The Mercy Seat (09.34)
03. Girls Names - You Should Know by Now (18.32)
04. Pagan Wanderer Lu - Banish Negative Thoughts (20.26)
05. The Cure - Pictures of You (28.01)
06. Echo & the Bunnymen - The Killing Moon (35.37)
07. Taken by Trees - Watch the Waves (42.12)
08. Wild Nothing - Summer Holiday (49.21)
09. The Beets - What Did I Do (53.20)
10. Silver Columns - Warm Welcome (56.17)
11. Velvet Underground - Venus in Furs (62.41)


          Young female architect building a career in construction      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Australian High Commission

Stephanie Korokoro is building her career as a young architect by working on major construction projects supported by the Australian Government in Papua New Guinea.

Stephanie Korokoro on the National Museum and Art Gallery refurbishment construction site in Port Moresby.

A recent architecture graduate, Stephanie is a key member of the Planpac construction management team engaged to undertake refurbishment of the National Museum and Art Gallery (NMAG) in Port Moresby.

“The museum building is of great national significance to Papua New Guineans as it conserves and displays to the world our country’s rich and diverse culture and history,” said Stephanie.

“It has been a unique experience working on a major national identity project, alongside museum staff, designers and a range of specialists in artefact conservation and curation, to meet international museum standards.”

Originally from Bougainville and the eldest of eight children, Stephanie says her parents made sure both girls and boys in her family were given equal access to education, and were encouraged to pursue their passions. 

In 2013, Stephanie obtained a degree in architecture from the University of Technology in Lae following a childhood interest in building design.

“I’ve always enjoyed designing and constructing my own DIY projects,” recalls Stephanie.

“I was inspired to become an architect after attempting to design and build my first cubby house as a child.”

Stephanie scored her first big construction project in 2015 after being with Planpac less than a year. 

Appointed as part of the construction management team on the Arawa Hospital upgrade, she was responsible for overseeing 50 construction workers across the site – predominantly men.

Despite finding the project a challenge in the beginning, she learned how to gain the trust of the men reporting to her after seeking advice from her father.

“Taking my dad’s advice, I started volunteering on site to help the men out with bits and pieces, such as mixing cement for the floor slabs and helping to weld. 

"Eventually the men realised that I was not an outsider and not only there to give out orders, but rather a team player working with them to deliver the project.

“I am also very grateful that I am part of such a supportive team of architects and construction managers, and that Planpac and the Australian Government are big advocates of gender equality.”

As Stephanie gains experience on different construction projects, she is also looking to the future. 

In the next five years, she hopes to register as a licensed architect and pursue a degree in construction management, while helping other women aspiring to work in the same field.

The NMAG refurbishment and Arawa Hospital upgrade projects are supported by the Australian Government in partnership with the Government of Papua New Guinea through the Decentralisation and Citizen Participation and the Bougainville Partnerships respectively.

Both Governments are committed to mainstreaming gender equity and social inclusion across all aspects of Papua New Guinea’s development as reflected in Vision 2050.

          Did The World Care More About The Boys In The Cave Than Other Kids In Crisis?      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Like millions of global citizens, Abraham Leno has been riveted by the story of the 12 boys and their soccer coach trapped in a cave in Thailand. "I sat around the radio with my family and we wanted to hear the recent updates of the kids, every little detail," he says. "To see all the governments sending their best divers, giving them equipment, offering their moral support — it was a beautiful thing to see." But Leno has another perspective. As a youth, he spent ten years in refugee camps in Guinea. Now working at the American Refugee Committee , he wishes that the media had paid more attention to his plight and his fellow refugees: "It would have shed a better light to create the understanding necessary to help us." Others share his concerns. Manyang Reath Kher became a Lost Boy at age 3 and later founded the charity Humanity Helping Sudan . He says, "I don't want to sound horrible to those kids [in the cave], but the attention they got, it should be spread around. Give that to other
          Why The Thai Cave Rescue Drew So Much Attention Compared To Other Crises      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Like millions of global citizens, Abraham Leno has been riveted by the story of the 12 boys and their soccer coach trapped in a cave in Thailand. "I sat around the radio with my family and we wanted to hear the recent updates of the kids, every little detail," he says. "To see all the governments sending their best divers, giving them equipment, offering their moral support — it was a beautiful thing to see." But Leno has another perspective. As a youth, he spent ten years in refugee camps in Guinea. Now working at the American Refugee Committee , he wishes that the media had paid more attention to his plight and his fellow refugees: "It would have shed a better light to create the understanding necessary to help us." Others share his concerns. Manyang Reath Kher became a Lost Boy at age 3 and later founded the charity Humanity Helping Sudan . He says, "I don't want to sound horrible to those kids [in the cave], but the attention they got, it should be spread around. Give that to other
          Verkningslös amnesti i Ekvatorialguinea      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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          historical-nonfiction:Kalaw Lagaw Ya, the language spoken by central and western Torres Strait...      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

historical-nonfiction:

Kalaw Lagaw Ya, the language spoken by central and western Torres Strait indigenous peoples, was a lingua franca before western colonization. Kalaw Lagaw Ya was the language often used by Papua New Guineans and Australians to communicate when trading or traveling.


          Reynoldsburg man gets 5 years for bilking clients out of more than $1.4 million      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

COLUMBUS – A Reynoldsburg man was sentenced in U.S. District Court today to 60 months in prison for charges related to a $1.4 million investment fraud scheme that defrauded at least 44 individuals.

According to court documents, between July 2011 and June 2013, Edward J. Campbell operated an investment business known as Rosewood Consulting LLC in Baltimore, Ohio.

Campbell told victims their money would be invested through Rosewood Consulting into two types of investment programs: historical bonds issued by China and the exchange of Bougainville Kina – illegal currency from the autonomous region of Bougainville, Papua New Guinea – into U.S. dollars.

He told the investors he had access to a trading platform in which he could monetize gold-backed bonds issued by China in 1913 for a very high return.

Campbell offered to sell the bonds to investors for $10,000 to $15,000 each for a promised return on investment of anywhere from $50,000 to upwards of possibly $10 million per bond within 10 to 60 days.

Campbell also offered to exchange the Bougainville Kina, which he allegedly possessed, into U.S. dollars if the investors hired him for a $100,000 fee. The investors were supposed to receive a return of $1.5 million or more within 10 to 120 days.

Campbell told investors their investments were refundable if the returns were not paid within the provided timeframes. In addition, he told investors that he had prior success with these investment programs, was a former Navy SEAL, once worked in an investment house, had traveled internationally closing deals and he had nearly 600 investors.

The investigation revealed that none of the investors received the returns on their investments that Campbell promised.

Only a few of the 44 investors have been refunded the money they paid for his services and those refunds were paid for with other investors’ funds.

Campbell usually depleted the funds he received from investors shortly after receiving them, by using the funds for personal expenses, including the purchase of two automobiles and expenses at hotels and restaurants.

To appease investors regarding delays in paying them the returns on their investments, Campbell said their money was being held up by various United States agencies and or catastrophes to his family or other individuals who were important for these deals to be completed.

In one example, Campbell told investors his niece was a student and had been shot at Sandy Hook Elementary School, but later changed his story when the names of the school-shooting victims were released to the public. He also fabricated his attorney’s daughter had been in a motorcycle accident.

Campbell pleaded guilty on Sept. 21, 2017 to charges of money laundering and wire fraud. As part of his plea agreement, Campbell agreed to pay $1,408,854 in restitution.


          1/48 Mitsubishi A6M3 Type 32 Zero Fighter Kit      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
1/48 Mitsubishi A6M3 Type 32 Zero Fighter KitThis is a plastic model kit, which comes unassembled and unpainted. So glue, model paints and other basic modelling tools are additionally required.

Much has been written over the years about the Japanese Zero Fighter Aircraft series. Much was based upon hearsay and legend and little upon fact itself. Even the Allied Forces and governments refused at first to acknowledge its existence, and when they did get a copy of it, they could hardly believe the performance it produced.

The prototype zero or A6M1 first took place on paper on January 17, 1938, following the Japanese request for a shipboard fighter with a top speed of 27o kph at 12000 ft 7 6-8 hours of cruise economy endurance and 1.5-2 hours at normal combat speeds. Armament was to be two 20mm cannon and two 7.7mm machine guns plus the normal radio equipment and direction finding gear. These specifications wee so far from the existing state of the art that the famous Nakajima Company dropped out of competition, stating that they were impossible to meet. That left Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and their design team headed by Jiro Horikoshi the only company to tackle the problem.

First flight was on 1 April 1939 and combat trials were concluded in July 1940 with 15 pre-production A6M2's sent to two squadrons by the end of the month. These aircraft had folding wing tips to accommodate aircraft carrier elevators, and were the ones first seen by Gen. Chennault in China, and at Pearl Harbor in December 1941. Although the A6M2 met or exceeded original design specifications, modifications were taking place at the Mitsubishi factory to improve roll rate, speed up handling aboard carriers, and utilize the uprated Sakae 21, 1,130 hp engine. The first A6M3 type 32 (code named HAMP) took to the air on 15 July 1941 with production beginning in April 42. A total of 343 aircraft were produced by August 43, when the type 52 A6M5 began production.

The Type 32 Zero had the most radical change in the entire series and was readily recognized by its squared off wing tips. This reduced total span to exactly 11 meters and eliminated the cumbersome folding tips which consumed time during combat to get the aircraft down carrier elevators. The larger Sakae 21 engine gave the type 32 a better rate of climb and the shorter wing span (1 meter shorter) lessened stick forces and increased roll rate. The Hamp was utilized throughout the war, but saw most of its service off of land based installations in the southern island chains of New Guinea and the Phillipines.

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          Verkningslös amnesti i Ekvatorialguinea      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Enligt Ekvatorialguineas oppositionsledare förblir politiska fångar fängslade trots att president Teodoro Obiang Nguema utlyst "total amnesti" förra veckan.

– Lagen verkställs inte i Ekvatorialguinea, regeringen respekterar den inte, säger oppositionsledaren Gabriel Nse Obiang.


          Comment on The controversy explained over Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide – as far as definitions go, anyway by Guinea Pig      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
"Monsanto's Roundup goes to first trial in giant legal battle" (CBS News) https://www.cbsnews.com/news/monsanto-roundup-goes-to-first-trial-in-giant-legal-battle/ "If it loses this battle, Monsanto and its new corporate parent, German chemical giant Bayer, which closed its $60 billion acquisition earlier this month, could face billions in lost revenue. Monsanto doesn't break out sales of glyphosate, Roundup delivered $4.8 billion in revenue in 2015. In its latest fiscal year, Monsanto cited higher global sales of glyphosate for helping lift total revenue by 8 percent. ...Monsanto isn't relying only on the courts to prove its case. Kantar Media said the company also boosted advertising about Roundup and its safety in 2018's first quarter by 17 percent, reaching $5.6 million in spending, compared with a year earlier." See also "US: Monsanto on trial over Roundup poisoning case" (Al Jazeera English) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KVB4nJOGEVE
          Polio Communication for Development (C4D) Consultant      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Organization: UN Children's Fund
Closing date: 18 Jul 2018

UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.

Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

And we never give up.

For every child,

Papua New Guinea achieved polio-free status in 1997 and certified in 2000. The last polio cases were reported in 1996 (n=4) in PNG. However, the country has been facing serious risk with very low routine immunization coverage that has been plateaued around 60 percent for more than a decade. The provinces and districts in the highlands region are specifically vulnerable to vaccine preventable disease outbreaks and already faced number of measles and pertussis outbreaks last year due to extremely low coverage (below 30%). PNG introduced IPV in 2017 and since then it has been available. On top of its complex operating context of inaccessibility, insecurity, inadequate cold chain network and outreach provisions, lack of vaccinators, the country is currently facing the challenges of earthquake emergency with huge backlog.

An Acute Flaccid Paralysis (AFP) case was identified on 24 April in Morobe province in the highlands region and on 21 May a Vaccine Derived Polio Virus type-1 (VDPV-1) was isolated from the stool sample of the case. The AFP VDPV1 case is a 6-year old boy born in 2012 with a history of frequent travel. His family migrated from Eastern Highlands Province (EHP) in 2015 when the child was 3 years old and his last travel was during the 2017 Christmas. This province is 2nd largest in the country with high population density and mobility.

Full epidemiological, clinical and social investigations were done in the child's village and in the neighboring villages. As per the global protocol, 25 stool samples were collected and sent to Melbourne laboratory for further analysis (5 immediate contacts and 20 from the community). In addition, active search for other AFP cases was done and a mop up activities were done for U5 children in those villages.

On 20 June, the polio Regional Reference Laboratory (VIDRL) in Melbourne reported the isolation of VDPV1 from two more stool specimens. These specimens are from two healthy children from Morobe province who are not direct contacts of the index case. These children are 3-year old boy and girl.

In view of establishing the evidence of circulation of VDPV-1, the government of PNG, with support from WHO and UNICEF immediately started to prepare the outbreak responses. There will be a total of 4 rounds of polio vaccination campaigns. The 1st three rounds in three provinces (Morobe, Madang and EHP) and 4th round in 4 provinces (Morobe, Madang, EHP and NCD). The first round will start on 16th July 2018 and end on 27th July 2018 followed by the next round after 2 weeks.

The Communication for Development (C4D) is among the critical components of the polio outbreak response. A communication and social mobilization outbreak response plan based on available social data that identifies community knowledge/ perceptions, attitudes, practices and social identifies related to immunization practices, particularly OPV needs to be in place. Provincial and Districts communication plans should identify the most critical messages and influencers for social mobilization and behavior change communication, development of IEC materials, training of frontline workers to deliver these messages through effective inter-personal communication, and engagement of community leaders and use of mass media. The plan should prioritize targeting high risk areas / populations and systematic reporting on social indicators. It will be also important to identify media focal persons and develop media strategy to disseminate key messages talking points and media briefings based on a KAPB study.

How can you make a difference?

The polio C4D consultant under the overall guidance of Chief CSD and day to day supervision of the Immunization Specialist and C4D Specialist will provide technical, management and coordination support to the National Department of Health (NDOH) Immunization Team and Provincial Health Authorities (PHA) to accelerate the planning and implementation of C4D interventions at the provincial and district levels. The C4D consultant will contribute to the development of a polio C4D plan for each of the three provinces underpinning the technical response, and providing technical inputs to the overall response strategy including the implementation of the operational work plans, provision of advice/support to PHA and DHA, and collaboration with WHO, Church Health and other partners.

The Polio C4D consultant will work closely with the National Department of Health (NDOH), Provincial Health Authority/Office (PHA/PHO), WHO, Media, Church Health Services, NGOs and other partners, to support the implementation of at least four high quality integrated polio immunization campaigns in three high risk provinces (Morobe, Madang and EHP), plus the NCD. Following are the specific tasks:

  • Support monitoring and supervision of the C4D component of Polio SIA campaign for each round, including conducting post SIA campaign reviews of subsequent SIA data and social mobilization effort.
  • Working with partners and drawing from data and lessons learnt from previous campaigns, support the development and implementation of data-driven social mobilization plans for SIAs for the 3 high risk provinces of Morobe, Madang and EHP for the duration of the contract period.
  • Working with partners, review and update key Polio messages and IEC products as per the SIA plans in response to prevalent knowledge, attitudes and social norms of target audiences and communities, including supporting effective Polio messages dissemination and distribution plans.
  • Identify advocacy, social and community mobilization capacity gaps for key targets and provide training support to address the gaps for improved advocacy, social and community mobilisation outcomes during SIAs.
  • Actively participate in task force meetings at relevant levels and coordinate with government and partners on the Polio communication effort as needed.
  • Conduct a rapid qualitative assessment of attitudes and behaviors of care givers as well as the communication landscape and community networks to inform SIA C4D planning and implementation
  • Propose implementation mechanisms and communication channels and tools for the strategic communication response plan for mass communication and / or community mobilization campaigns
  • Undertake other assignments and/or responsibilities as requested by heads of country offices, regional directors, and other partners (and in consultation with EOMG) to support the successful response to the outbreak.
  • To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

  • Advanced university degree in the social/behavioral/communication sciences
  • Demonstrated understanding of current developments in the field of communication for development theory and research, behavioral and social sciences, participatory planning and processes, media, strategic communication planning, behavior analysis, formative research and evaluation of communication interventions.
  • Technical knowledge of quantitative, qualitative and participatory research methodologies and analysis desirable.
  • Knowledge about communication interventions for outbreaks, and routine & supplemental immunization. Experience in polio outbreak would be an asset.
  • At least 5 years of experience in program communication planning, implementation and evaluation across different cultural contexts, with at least 3 years in developing countries.
  • Proven successful experience in strategic communication processes for behavior change and development and working in emergency settings.
  • Proven successful experience in developing large-scale interventions for behavior change/ development.
  • Experience in inter-disciplinary approaches in strategic communication with knowledge of UN and/or UNICEF's work in health and polio eradication.
  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of an additional UN language is an asset.
  • Experience of working in PNG would be an asset.
  • For every Child, you demonstrate…

    UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

    The technical competencies required for this post are….

    View our competency framework at

    http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/UNICEF_Competencies.pdf

    UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.

    Remarks:

    Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.


    How to apply:

    UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization. To apply, click on the following link http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/?job=514465


              United States of America: Technical Program Officer, GHSC-TA Francophone TO      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
    Organization: Chemonics
    Country: United States of America
    Closing date: 24 Jul 2018

    Chemonics seeks a Technical Program Officer for the USAID Global Health Supply Chain – Technical Assistance Francophone Task Order (GHSC-TA Francophone TO). The GHSC-TA Francophone TO provides technical assistance for strengthening national and sub-national health supply chain systems in Francophone Africa and Haiti; and supports regional collaboration and capacity building activities within the West Africa region to improve commodity security. At the global level, the Francophone TO supports the Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA) to ensure that Emergency Preparedness strategies are supported by adequate country supply chains.

    Access to quality pharmaceutical products remains a challenge in many countries in the sub-Saharan region. Ensuring the availability of these products remains critical to improving the health and well-being of vulnerable populations; to the reduction of morbidity and mortality from major public health threats; and to the economic development of countries and the region. The Technical Program Officer will provide technical support to the Task Order country portfolios supporting timely and quality completion of project deliverables, and the documentation and dissemination of results. The Technical Program Officer will also coordinate regional activities aimed at capacity building of regional organizations/initiatives, and the promotion of commodity security within the region, especially for family planning and reproductive health products.

    The Technical Program Officer will report directly to the Francophone TO Technical Manager and will provide support to designated activities for program countries including but not limited to, Benin, Burkina Faso, Chad, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Guinea, Haiti, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal and Togo. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world.

    Responsibilities Include:

    • Support the implementation of the Population and Reproductive Health (PRH) work plan activities ensuring adequate deployment of resources, timely completion of deliverables, and assuring quality of products

    • Supports the technical manager in managing strategic technical activities in the home office and in field offices (FOs) and works closely with country offices and regional technical advisors

    • Supports technical preparation and documentation for internal and external meetings and activities

    • Assists in supporting and reporting on activities as agreed in approved workplans.

    • Plans, coordinates, and manages a variety of activities such as work planning and client and technical meetings and conferences

    • Liaises with GHSC-PSM on procurements and deliveries of PRH commodities

    • Works with the M&E manager to coordinate the implementation of EUV surveys, PPMRs and other M&E activities

    • Contributes to knowledge management plans and supports dissemination activities for program results and best practices, research studies, evaluations, and reviews

    • Collaborates with a range of partners, including but not limited to WAHO, RHSC, in-country Ministries of Health, GHSC-PSM project field offices, other USAID and non-USAID project field offices, international donors, implementing partners, and inter-agency initiatives

    • Performs other duties as required

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree required, Masters’ degree in public health, supply chain management, or related field preferred

    • Minimum 5 years of public health, health system strengthening, and/or technically relevant work experience if holding a MS/MA/MB

    • Minimum of 6 years of public health, health system strengthening, and/or technically relevant work experience if holding a BS/BA

    • Experience with Family Planning/Reproductive Health in developing countries preferred

    • Ability to present data and analysis in easily understood infographics and data visualizations

    • Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly and concisely orally and in writing

    • Proven analysis and organization skills working in a cross-cultural environment

    • Ability to foster and demonstrate a workplace inclusive of serving others, building trust, innovation, and exceeding expectations

    • Willingness to travel, both internationally and within the US; ability to work overseas for up to 4 to 8 weeks per year; and experience working in developing countries preferred

    • Strong administrative skills, word processing abilities, knowledge of MS Office applications, attention to detail, ability to manage multiple competing priorities at once, excellent customer service skills

    • Professional level of oral and written fluency in French and English

    • Demonstrated presentation skills

    • Ability to work independently and as part of a team

    • Strong organizational and work prioritization skills


    How to apply:

    Application Instructions:

    Apply through our Career Center at https://chk.tbe.taleo.net/chk05/ats/careers/jobSearch.jsp?org=CHEMONICS&cws=1 by July 24, 2018. No telephone inquiries, please. Finalists will be contacted.

    Chemonics is an equal opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, age, or other legally protected characteristics. Military veterans, AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply.


              Open Hardware Takes Charge in Papua New Guinea      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

    You probably don’t think much about charging your phone. Just find an outlet, plug it in, and wait a while. Can’t find a cable or wall wart? A rainbow of cheap, candy-colored options awaits you down at the brightly-lit corner drugstore.

    This scenario couldn’t be further from reality in third world countries like Papua New Guinea, where people living in remote jungles have cell phone coverage, but have to charge their phones by hooking them up directly to cheap solar panels and old car batteries.

    [Marius Taciuc] wants to change all of that. At the suggestion of his friend [Brian], …read more


              #rockstar - betty_lou_b      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
    making money moves ••• ••• ̾f̾o̾l̾l̾o̾w ̾m̾y ̾b̾a̾b̾e̾s: @enochianex @nonamemanthing @li_rose_li @kupkake_kisses @doobie_mcweed @gta.killing • 🕹:🅧🅑🅞🅧 🅞🅝🅔 ••••••••••••••••• crew tags: #bettysbabes #sctr #theetherium ••••••••••••••••• ••••••••••••••••• #guineagta #killingyousoftl #stanceology #bestgamingbuds #gta5 #gtagirls #gtaonlinecharacter #rockstargames #grandtheftauto #xboxone #lossantos #gtaroleplay #gaming #gta5divas #videogamecharacter #stonergamers #richlife #yachtlife #gta5online #girlgamer #gtavonline #gamer #grandtheftbeautiful #unitedstates #photography #rockstar
              #rockstar - betty_lou_b      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
    “y’all really drank all my beer!?!? FUCK YOU” ••• ••• ̾f̾o̾l̾l̾o̾w ̾m̾y ̾b̾a̾b̾e̾s: @enochianex @nonamemanthing @li_rose_li @kupkake_kisses @doobie_mcweed @gta.killing • 🕹:🅧🅑🅞🅧 🅞🅝🅔 ••••••••••••••••• crew tags: #bettysbabes #sctr #theetherium ••••••••••••••••• ••••••••••••••••• #guineagta #killingyousoftl #stanceology #bestgamingbuds #gta5 #gtagirls #gtaonlinecharacter #rockstargames #grandtheftauto #xboxone #lossantos #gtaroleplay #gaming #gta5divas #videogamecharacter #stonergamers #richlife #yachtlife #gta5online #girlgamer #gtavonline #gamer #grandtheftbeautiful #unitedstates #photography #rockstar
              Did The World Care More About The Boys In The Cave Than Other Kids In Crisis?      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
    Like millions of global citizens, Abraham Leno has been riveted by the story of the 12 boys and their soccer coach trapped in a cave in Thailand. "I sat around the radio with my family and we wanted to hear the recent updates of the kids, every little detail," he says. "To see all the governments sending their best divers, giving them equipment, offering their moral support — it was a beautiful thing to see." But Leno has another perspective. As a youth, he spent ten years in refugee camps in Guinea. Now working at the American Refugee Committee , he wishes that the media had paid more attention to his plight and his fellow refugees: "It would have shed a better light to create the understanding necessary to help us." Others share his concerns. Manyang Reath Kher became a Lost Boy at age 3 and later founded the charity Humanity Helping Sudan . He says, "I don't want to sound horrible to those kids [in the cave], but the attention they got, it should be spread around. Give that to other
              Hygrocybe conica var. atrosanguinea (Grund & K.A. Harrison) Malloch (322642)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
    ["Tue, 10 Jul 2018 23:31:09 -0500: Image added by Huafang: Image #891174

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    \n", "Tue, 10 Jul 2018 23:31:05 -0500: Consensus changed from Fungi Bartl. to Hygrocybe conica var. atrosanguinea (Grund & K.A. Harrison) Malloch.

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              «Decir que se ahogan inmigrantes, y no personas, los deshumaniza»      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

    De padre ecuatoguineano y madre extremeña, el rapero madrileño El Chojin utiliza el poder del verso como arma por la justicia social. Tras la sencillez que arrastran sus letras, se esconden contundentes mensajes que moldea a través de su gran pasión: el arte de la música. El compositor nos recibe con la naturalidad que aporta un bar para hablar de los temas que agitan sus canciones, y el mundo. Walt Whitman dijo: «Nunca dejes de creer que las palabras y la poesía pueden transformar el mundo». Tú saltas todas las barreras imaginables: eres artista, poeta, comunicador… ¿Diferentes formas para el mismo […]

    La entrada «Decir que se ahogan inmigrantes, y no personas, los deshumaniza» se publicó primero en Ethic.


              The Neanderthals and Denisovan hybrids who kept extinct humans' DNA alive      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
    Neanderthals, Denisovans and other extinct humans live on inside our cells - but what was life like for the hybrid humans who carried their genes? Until about five years ago, one feature united the ancient human species that once walked the Earth: all were well and truly extinct. The Denisovans vanished from Eurasia around 50,000 years ago and the Neanderthals some 10,000 years later, leaving only Homo sapiens. Others went the same way much earlier, leaving just a few fossils - if that - to tell their story. But we now know these species are not entirely gone. Traces of them are buried within my cells and yours. By having sex with our direct ancestors, ancient human species made sure they left a genetic legacy that survives to this day, one with a greater significance than previously suspected. People of non-African descent inherit between 2 and 4 per cent of their DNA from Neanderthals; indigenous Melanesians get 3 to 4 per cent of theirs from Denisovans; and some hunter-gatherer groups in central Africa get a small proportion from species we haven't even identified yet - we just know they existed. Crucially, recent studies have revealed that if you combine all the ancient DNA in living humans, you could recover a sizeable chunk of the original genomes. A study published this year suggests about 10 per cent of the Denisovan genome is still "alive", mainly in people from Papua New Guinea. It also suggests that about 40 per cent of the Neanderthal genome can be put together from the bits living people carry. Joshua Akey of the University of Washington in Seattle thinks that figure may creep up with more research.
              PNG leader expansive on Pacific trade during Fiji visit      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
    Papua New Guinea's Prime Minister, Peter O Neill, is optimistic Pacific countries can work together to create a free and more open trading environment.
              Sport: PNG Lewas one win away from Women's World T20      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
    Papua New Guinea are one win away from the Women's World T20 Cricket Championship after reaching the semi finals of the qualifying tournament in the Netherlands.
              Seconda Decade Luglio 2018: alta pressione con fiammata e insidie atlantiche      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

    Seconda Decade Luglio 2018: alta pressione con fiammata e insidie atlantiche

    Finalmente (per chi piace...) la stagione estiva ha ripreso coraggio, caldo e stabilità spadroneggeranno per un po' di giorni, specie al Centro-Sud. Alta pressione delle Azzorre più coraggiosa, ma anche con l'apporto di aria più calda dall'entroterra africano. Infatti dopo un inizio di stagione sotto tono, il Monsone di Guinea comincia a movimentare masse d'aria molto calde ben oltre la consueta posizione della linea di convergenza intertropicale (ITCZ). Situata mediamente in prossimità dell'Equatore, la scorsa Estate era molto protesa verso il Nord Africa, con masse d'aria

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              Why The Thai Cave Rescue Drew So Much Attention Compared To Other Crises      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
    Like millions of global citizens, Abraham Leno has been riveted by the story of the 12 boys and their soccer coach trapped in a cave in Thailand. "I sat around the radio with my family and we wanted to hear the recent updates of the kids, every little detail," he says. "To see all the governments sending their best divers, giving them equipment, offering their moral support — it was a beautiful thing to see." But Leno has another perspective. As a youth, he spent ten years in refugee camps in Guinea. Now working at the American Refugee Committee , he wishes that the media had paid more attention to his plight and his fellow refugees: "It would have shed a better light to create the understanding necessary to help us." Others share his concerns. Manyang Reath Kher became a Lost Boy at age 3 and later founded the charity Humanity Helping Sudan . He says, "I don't want to sound horrible to those kids [in the cave], but the attention they got, it should be spread around. Give that to other
              Familias de Nueva Guinea transitan por territorios libres de tranques      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
    La seguridad de los ciudadanos regresó, algo que agradecen y destacan las autoridades municipales y los miembros de la Policía Nacional
              Klopp expecting big things from Keita      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

    The Guinea international signed for the Reds last summer but under the proviso that he remained with RB Leipzig for another season, an issue that appeared to hinder his form. He has now made the move to England and impressed in Tuesday’s pre-season friendly win at Tranmere. At 23, Keita clearly has his best years … Continued

    The post Klopp expecting big things from Keita appeared first on ClubCall.com.


              Why The Thai Cave Rescue Drew So Much Attention Compared To Other Crises      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
    Like millions of global citizens, Abraham Leno has been riveted by the story of the 12 boys and their soccer coach trapped in a cave in Thailand. "I sat around the radio with my family and we wanted to hear the recent updates of the kids, every little detail," he says. "To see all the governments sending their best divers, giving them equipment, offering their moral support — it was a beautiful thing to see." But Leno has another perspective. As a youth, he spent ten years in refugee camps in Guinea. Now working at the American Refugee Committee , he wishes that the media had paid more attention to his plight and his fellow refugees: "It would have shed a better light to create the understanding necessary to help us." Others share his concerns. Manyang Reath Kher became a Lost Boy at age 3 and later founded the charity Humanity Helping Sudan . He says, "I don't want to sound horrible to those kids [in the cave], but the attention they got, it should be spread around. Give that to other
              Comment on Open Hardware Takes Charge in Papua New Guinea by bty      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
    My local RC/modeling store has these BEC units (basically step down converters) that take anything from 0-30V in and 5V out (tunable with a little pot) at 10A max. They are about €15 here, and probably cheaper if you order them from some chinese online stores etc.
              Kids used as guinea pigs in America      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
    one might wonder how many experiments have been done, largely on foster kids or wards of the state
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              World In Sport for 11 July 2018      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
    Papua New Guinea are one one win away from a place at the Women's World T20 Cricket Championship, Manu Samoa looks to seal their place at the Rugby World Cup while Papua New Guinea look to make a mark at the Sevens World Cup in San Francisco.
              7/11/2018: Sport: Metcalfe milestone in Ireland victory      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
    CIARA METCALFE took her 100th international wicket in Amstelveen yesterday as Ireland cruised to an eight-wicket victory over Uganda and into the semi-finals of the World T20 qualifiers where they will meet Papua New Guinea tomorrow. Leg-spinner...
              Modelling the spatial baseline for amphibian conservation in West Africa      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

    Publication date: Available online 21 December 2017

    Source: Acta Oecologica

    Author(s): Johannes Penner, Moritz Augustin, Mark-Oliver Rödel

    Abstract

    To answer questions such as whether the existing network of protected areas is sufficient, conservation needs data covering complete taxonomic groups and large geographic areas. However, most distributional data sets are either coarse, patchy and/or based solely on expert opinion which is often hard to verify. In addition, not all regions are equally well studied. For example sub-Saharan Africa remains comparatively under-sampled for most taxa, especially Central and Western Africa. However, these regions contain many threatened species, including a high diversity of highly threatened vertebrates - amphibians. To fill this knowledge gap, we extrapolated species occurrence records (n = 15,944) on a 30 arc-seconds grid for most known West African amphibian taxa (92%), using environmental niche modelling and employing relevant environmental parameters (climate, vegetation, elevation & distance to rivers).

    We provide, for the first time, a fine scale distribution map of amphibian alpha diversity for the entire West African region. Already known centres of high biodiversity were confirmed (e.g. south-western Ghana and south-eastern Côte d’Ivoire) and new ones were identified (e.g. northern Liberia and the borders of Liberia with Guinea and Sierra Leone). Diversity analyses focusing on unique amphibians, i.e. threatened, endemic and evolutionary distinct species', revealed that areas of high diversity also contained many high conservation-priority species. Herewith, we offer a comprehensive baseline for identifying those areas which are important for amphibian conservation for one of the most periled regions on the continent. Those areas of high diversity were only partly in accordance with previous analyses such as the hotspot definitions, the ecoregion analyses, or analyses of other taxa, highlighting the added new value of our approach. The most outstanding areas of amphibian diversity were only partly covered by the existing network of protected areas. Thus there is an urgent need to devise a regional conservation concept to protect West African amphibians from extinction.

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              Understanding the influence of non-wealth factors in determining bushmeat consumption: Results from four West African countries      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

    Publication date: Available online 16 October 2017

    Source: Acta Oecologica

    Author(s): Luca Luiselli, Emmanuel M. Hema, Gabriel Hoinsoudé Segniagbeto, Valy Ouattara, Edem A. Eniang, Massimiliano Di Vittorio, Nioking Amadi, Gnoumou Parfait, Nic Pacini, Godfrey C. Akani, Djidama Sirima, Wendengoudi Guenda, Barineme B. Fakae, Daniele Dendi, John E. Fa

    Abstract

    The meat of wild animals (bushmeat) is consumed extensively in many tropical regions. Over the past few decades bushmeat consumption has greatly increased, threatening the survival of some hunted species and the supply of animal protein to countless numbers of people. Understanding patterns of bushmeat consumption is thus vital to ensure the sustainable use of this resource. Although the economic drivers of bushmeat consumption have been well studied, non-wealth correlates have been poorly considered. Here, we analyse how variables such as age and gender may influence bushmeat consumption in four West African countries, within the Guinean forests (Togo and Nigeria) and Sahel (Burkina Faso and Niger). We interviewed a total of 2453 persons (1253 urban, 1200 in rural areas) to determine frequency of consumption of bushmeat as well as the main species eaten. We found significant differences in bushmeat consumption between rural and urban areas in all four countries. In particular, the proportion of persons not consuming any bushmeat was highest in urban areas. Gender differences in bushmeat consumption were not generally important but young people consistently avoided eating bushmeat, especially in Togo and Nigeria, and in urban areas. The complicated interplay between tradition and evolution of social systems (especially the trends towards westernization) may explain the different perceptions that people may have towards consuming bushmeat in the four studied countries. In addition, we found considerable variation in types of bushmeat eaten, with antelopes and large rodents eaten by the great majority of interviewees, but bats, monkeys, and snakes being avoided, especially in urban settlements.


              State of knowledge of research in the Guinean forests of West Africa region      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

    Publication date: Available online 26 August 2017

    Source: Acta Oecologica

    Author(s): Luca Luiselli, Daniele Dendi, Edem A. Eniang, Barineme B. Fakae, Godfrey C. Akani, John E. Fa

    Abstract

    The Guinean forests of West Africa (GFWA) region is of highest conservation value in Africa and worldwide. The aims of this review are to systematically identify and collate studies focusing on the environment in the region. We found that, after Google Scholar search, in over 112,000 results for 17 disciplines, three countries (Nigeria, Cameroon and Togo) were subjected to much more investigations than the other countries. Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone were the least studied countries, and overall there was a significant West to East increasing trend for all seven considered disciplines (Ecology, Zoology, Botany, Conservation biology, Pollution, Climate change and Ecological economy) in terms of number of results. Within ‘Ecology’ ‘macroecology and biodiversity’ was the most studied subdiscipline. Baseline taxonomic studies in ‘Zoology’ and ‘Botany’ received little interest, particularly in 2006–2016. For ‘Conservation biology’, studies focusing on ‘protected areas’ were more numerous than for any other subsector, followed by ‘biodiversity surveys’. Our analysis revealed that there were significantly more studies focusing on forests than on mangrove areas. Our results pointed out that, there is an urgent need for more rigorous taxonomical and fine-scale distribution studies of organisms across the whole region, not only for the traditionally overlooked groups (e.g. invertebrates). It is also stressed that studies of macropatterns in conservation biology research for the region should be performed by more reliable data at the more local scale, given the misuse that has been done by general studies of these limited/biased data for inferring patterns. Long-term longitudinal studies on biodiversity patterns of important forest sites and population biology of selected populations are urgently needed, as these have been almost entirely neglected to date. Crucial issues are still to be solved: for instance, it remains fully unresolved whether wildlife can best be protected through the promotion of human economic development or through integral conservation of important biodiversity areas.


              Freshwater fishes of Lower Guinean forest streams: Aquaculture heavily impacts the structure and diversity of communities      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

    Publication date: Available online 15 July 2017

    Source: Acta Oecologica

    Author(s): Nioking Amadi, Fabio Petrozzi, Godfrey C. Akani, Daniele Dendi, Barineme B. Fakae, Luca Luiselli, Nic Pacini

    Abstract

    Little is known about fish diversity in the coastal streams south-eastern Nigeria in this world-renowned biodiversity hotspot. In these ecosystems, the combination of seasonal changes in hydrology as well as the presence of coastal forests provides a greater biotope diversity, food and shelter for many fish species. Currently, however, deforestation, pollution and exotic species invasions impact the system's hydrology, water quality ultimately changing fish assemblage composition. In this paper, we describe the current status of fish diversity in the forested coastal streams of south-eastern Nigerian based on recent collections and data drawn from selected scientific publications. We found a total of 88 fish species from 27 families in 10 orders. . Fish assemblages were generally characterised by a low evenness, with 90% of specimens belonging to over a quarter of the overall number of taxa, and strongly dominated by species of aquaculture interest, such as tilapiine cichlids. The studied stations had a high heterogeneity and non-comparable diversity profiles; stressing the role played by local conditions. Stations closer to the River Niger Delta differed significantly from the remaining large relatively homogeneous cluster. We found that the spatial turnover components of β-diversity were significant, and this was related to longitudinal distance, and not to species replacement by ecological vicariants. The observed species composition and the diversity patterns are consistent with a scenario whereby an originally high biodiversity is being eroded because of habitat degradation and the impact of alien species.


              Why The Thai Cave Rescue Drew So Much Attention Compared To Other Crises      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
    Like millions of global citizens, Abraham Leno has been riveted by the story of the 12 boys and their soccer coach trapped in a cave in Thailand. "I sat around the radio with my family and we wanted to hear the recent updates of the kids, every little detail," he says. "To see all the governments sending their best divers, giving them equipment, offering their moral support — it was a beautiful thing to see." But Leno has another perspective. As a youth, he spent ten years in refugee camps in Guinea. Now working at the American Refugee Committee , he wishes that the media had paid more attention to his plight and his fellow refugees: "It would have shed a better light to create the understanding necessary to help us." Others share his concerns. Manyang Reath Kher became a Lost Boy at age 3 and later founded the charity Humanity Helping Sudan . He says, "I don't want to sound horrible to those kids [in the cave], but the attention they got, it should be spread around. Give that to other
              El internacional guineano Iban Salvador refuerza la delantera del Celta B      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
    Iban Salvador, celebrando un gol anotado con el Real Valladolid la pasada temporada
    A pocos días para que el Celta B vuelva al trabajo, la dirección deportiva sigue trabajando en la confección de la plantilla del filial para la próxima temporada. Así, tras los fichajes confirmados de Manu Farrando, Jacobo González y Dani Vega, en el día de ayer se anunció la incorporación del delantero Iban Salvador, que se compromete con la disciplina celeste por dos temporadas y otras tres opcionales.

    Iban Salvador Edú (L'Hospitalet, 11/12/1995) comenzó su andadura como futbolista en su localidad natal, debutando con el CE L'Hospitalet en Segunda División B con tan solo 17 años en una temporada en la que marcó cinco dianas en los veinte partidos de Liga que jugó. Posteriormente dio el salto al Valencia Mestalla donde, en dos temporadas, anotó ocho goles en 55 partidos en la categoría de bronce del fútbol español. Además, en su etapa en el conjunto che consiguió debutar con el primer equipo en semifinales de Copa del Rey ante el FC Barcelona.

    En el verano de 2016 ficharía por el Real Valladolid, con Paco Herrera al frente del banquillo pucelano. En su primera temporada en Segunda División, Iban disputó diez partidos de Liga y dos de Copa del Rey, anotando un gol. En enero fue cedido al UCAM Murcia, donde se hizo con un puesto como titular y consiguió anotar un gol en quince partidos de Liga.

    El pasado verano regresó al Valladolid, donde firmó tres goles en 19 partidos de Liga, además de disputar un partido de Copa del Rey. Nuevamente se encontró con una cesión en el mercado de invierno, poniendo rumbo a una Cultural Leonesa con la que disputó diez encuentros.

    Además, Iban es internacional con la Selección Absoluta de Guinea Ecuatorial, conjunto con el que debutó en enero de 2015 y con el que formó parte de la plantilla que quedó en cuarta posición de la Copa África de ese mismo año. Acumula dos goles en sus trece internacionalidades.

    El Celta define a Iban Salvador como un delantero zurdo que puede jugar en diversas posiciones del ataque con "gran capacidad de desborde y muy vertical". Además, ofrece "un importante trabajo defensivo y una gran intensidad". De esta forma, el atacante de 22 años de edad se convierte en la cuarta incorporación para el técnico Rubén Albés.


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              Primera entrega de las amenazas de Villarejo: Corinna acusa al rey Juan Carlos de usarla como testaferro      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

    Cuando el comisario José Manuel Villarejo fue detenido el pasado el pasado 3 de noviembre, políticos y periodistas empezaron a temer que el veterano policía, acostumbrado a grabar sus conversaciones, comenzase a sacar trapos sucios. Este miércoles, diez meses después de la detención, ha trascendido una de esas grabaciones en la que la princesa Corinna zu Sayn-Wittgenstein explica que el rey emérito la utilizó como testaferro para esconder su patrimonio.

    La conversación la ha publicado El Español y en ella Corinna da detalles al excomisario sobre cómo el rey Juan Carlos se valió de su condición de residente en Mónaco, donde no es necesario hacer una declaración pública del patrimonio. La supuesta amante del rey relata que este ha puesto parte de ese patrimonio a su nombre sin que ella supiera nada y habla directamente de prácticas de blanqueo.

    "Ponen la propiedad dentro de la estructura, hacen como un contrato de venta y entonces parece todo perfecto. Claro, no pueden decir que el beneficiario es el otro (en referencia al rey emérito). Entonces, sin decírmelo, me lo ponen y después dicen: "Esta no quiere devolverle la cosa". Pero si lo hago, es 'money laundering'. Es blanqueo", afirma en la grabación.

    El sistema que describe lo habría llevado a cabo el rey emérito junto al abogado Dante Canonica, según la versión de Corinna. "Me está poniendo una presión bárbara para que le devuelva esas cosas, pero si lo hago vulnero la ley… y puedo ir a la cárcel", añade.

    Entre esas propiedades a su nombre Corinna cita varios terrenos en Marruecos. En otro pasaje, Corinna afirma que el rey Juan Carlos tiene varias cuentas en Suiza que ha puesto nombre de su primo, Álvaro de Orleans y Borbón. Según su versión, el abogado Canonica ha tratado de que Corinna transfiera las propiedades a su nombre a Álvaro de Orleans, pero ella se ha negado.

    La grabación forma parte del archivo personal de Villarejo que ha ido alimentando con grabaciones de sus encuentros para utilizar luego esos archivos contra sus enemigos. No es la primera vez que llega a los medios una conversación privada del excomisario: una de ellas acabó con la carrera política de Ignacio González y puso al policía bajo el foco mediático.

    En junio de 2017 fue el propio Villarejo el que decidió dar el paso y conceder una entrevista a Salvados, que realizó con una gorra y unas gafas. Durante aquella conversación disparó contra todos sus enemigos, especialmente contra el director del CNI Félix Sanz Roldán. No aportó ninguna prueba.

    Durante aquella entrevista ya salió el nombre de Corinna. El comisario jubilado aseguró que la mujer le contó cómo el director del CNI le amenazó con no poder garantizar la seguridad de ella y su familia si no accedía a lo que le pedía después del accidente del rey en Botswana. 

    "Estaba aterrada porque no es lo mismo que la amenace de muerte cualquiera que lo haga el generalísimo [como ha llamado varias veces en la entrevista a Sanz Roldán]. Llamó a su majestad, rey emérito, por favor este hombre…", ha dijo Villarejo en la entrevista. Según la versión de la princesa y el excomisario, el CNI trató de hacerse con unos documentos sensibles que el rey había entregado a Corinna.

    Villarejo continúa en prisión a pesar de sus reiterados intentos por salir. Entre las prácticas que se le atribuyen a la supuesta red integrada por Villarejo y y el también comisario Carlos Salamanca está la de facilitar la entrada de personas de nacionalidad guineana en España y la posterior regularización de su situación a través de las empresas de Villarejo.

    Según la Fiscalía Anticorrupción, ambos se valían de las funciones propias de sus respectivos cargos policiales, "especialmente sensibles para la seguridad nacional", para recibir "elevadas sumas de dinero y regalos suntuarios diversos".

    Todo ello a cambio de sus servicios especializados "de inteligencia" y de "facilitar la entrada ilegal de ciudadanos no comunitarios en territorio español". En esta causa, denominada Tándem, también figuran como investigados, entre otros, la mujer de Villarejo, Gema Isabel Alcalá, un hijo de ambos y otro de Salamanca.


              ABBAS ADVISER COMPARES ISRAELI SECURITY AT TEMPLE MOUNT TO NAZISM-INQUISITION.      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
    JEWISH KING JESUS IS COMING AT THE RAPTURE FOR US IN THE CLOUDS-DON'T MISS IT FOR THE WORLD.THE BIBLE TAKEN LITERALLY- WHEN THE PLAIN SENSE MAKES GOOD SENSE-SEEK NO OTHER SENSE-LEST YOU END UP IN NONSENSE.GET SAVED NOW- CALL ON JESUS TODAY.THE ONLY SAVIOR OF THE WHOLE EARTH - NO OTHER. 1 COR 15:23-JESUS THE FIRST FRUITS-CHRISTIANS RAPTURED TO JESUS-FIRST FRUITS OF THE SPIRIT-23 But every man in his own order: Christ the firstfruits; afterward they that are Christ’s at his coming.ROMANS 8:23 And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body.(THE PRE-TRIB RAPTURE)

    LUKE 21:28-29
    28 And when these things begin to come to pass,(ALL THE PROPHECY SIGNS FROM THE BIBLE) then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption (RAPTURE) draweth nigh.
    29 And he spake to them a parable; Behold the fig tree,(ISRAEL) and all the trees;(ALL INDEPENDENT COUNTRIES)
    30 When they now shoot forth, ye see and know of your own selves that summer is now nigh at hand.(ISRAEL LITERALLY BECAME AND INDEPENDENT COUNTRY JUST BEFORE SUMMER IN MAY 14,1948.)

    JOEL 2:3,30
    3 A fire devoureth (ATOMIC BOMB) before them;(RUSSIAN-ARAB-MUSLIM ARMIES AGAINST ISRAEL) and behind them a flame burneth: the land is as the garden of Eden before them, and behind them a desolate wilderness; yea, and nothing shall escape them.
    30 And I will shew wonders in the heavens and in the earth, blood, and fire, and pillars of smoke.(ATOMIC BOMB AFFECT)

    ZECHARIAH 14:12-13
    12 And this shall be the plague wherewith the LORD will smite all the people that have fought against Jerusalem; Their flesh shall consume away while they stand upon their feet,(DISOLVED FROM ATOMIC BOMB) and their eyes shall consume away in their holes,(DISOLVED FROM ATOMIC BOMB) and their tongue shall consume away in their mouth.(DISOLVED FROM ATOMIC BOMB)(BECAUSE NUKES HAVE BEEN USED ON ISRAELS ENEMIES)(GOD PROTECTS ISRAEL AND ALWAYS WILL)
    13 And it shall come to pass in that day, that a great tumult from the LORD shall be among them; and they shall lay hold every one on the hand of his neighbour, and his hand shall rise up against the hand of his neighbour.(1/2-3 BILLION DIE IN WW3)(THIS IS AN ATOMIC BOMB EFFECT)

    EZEKIEL 20:47
    47 And say to the forest of the south, Hear the word of the LORD; Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I will kindle a fire in thee, and it shall devour every green tree in thee, and every dry tree: the flaming flame shall not be quenched, and all faces from the south to the north shall be burned therein.

    ZEPHANIAH 1:18
    18 Neither their silver nor their gold shall be able to deliver them in the day of the LORD'S wrath; but the whole land shall be devoured by the fire of his jealousy: for he shall make even a speedy riddance of all them that dwell in the land.

    MALACHI 4:1
    1 For, behold, the day cometh, that shall burn as an oven;(FROM ATOMIC BOMBS) and all the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly, shall be stubble: and the day that cometh shall burn them up, saith the LORD of hosts, that it shall leave them neither root nor branch.

    And here are the bounderies of the land that Israel will inherit either through war or peace or God in the future. God says its Israels land and only Israels land. They will have every inch God promised them of this land in the future.
    Egypt east of the Nile River, Saudi Arabia, Israel, Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, The southern part of Turkey and the Western Half of Iraq west of the Euphrates. Gen 13:14-15, Psm 105:9,11, Gen 15:18, Exe 23:31, Num 34:1-12, Josh 1:4.ALL THIS LAND ISRAEL WILL DEFINATELY OWN IN THE FUTURE, ITS ISRAELS NOT ISHMAELS LAND.12 TRIBES INHERIT LAND IN THE FUTURE

    Large fire caused by kite sent from Gaza rages outside Israeli kibbutz-Nine firefighting teams, 4 planes said participating in efforts to douse flames; second fire reported in area-By TOI staff-JUL 9,18

    Two fires blazed near Israeli communities near the Gaza Strip Saturday afternoon, caused by incendiary kites flown into Israel from the territory.A large fire was raging near Kibbutz Or Haner, Channel 10 news reported. Nine firefighting teams were at the scene, with the support of four firefighting aircraft.A second fire was reported near Kibbutz Nir Am.Officials said there was no current danger to the communities themselves.Recent months have seen an uptick in violence at the Gaza border, with weekly violent Palestinian protests, ongoing rocket attacks, and the new phenomenon of incendiary kites and balloons flown over the border, sometimes at a rate of several dozen each day.The incendiary devices have sparked near-daily fires that have burned thousands of acres of farmland, parks, and forests. Some have been found connected to explosive devices.On Friday police launched a campaign urging children to stay away from any unknown kites, balloons, or drones they may find on the ground this summer.On Friday thousands of Israelis took part in a rally near Gaza calling for the return of the bodies of IDF soldiers held by Hamas.Some 4,000 people took part in the Israeli event, waving Israeli flags and flying blue kites in a peaceful counter to the flaming airborne devices launched at Israel in recent months from Gaza.Separately Friday, a few thousand Palestinians participated in the weekly “March of Return” protests on the Gaza border. One was reported killed when a device he was holding exploded.

    Abbas adviser compares Israeli security at Temple Mount to Nazism, Inquisition-Mahmoud Habbash laments restrictions on Muslim access to Al-Aqsa Mosque: 'Are they trying to do to others what was done to them?'-By TOI staff-JUL 9,18

    A religious affairs adviser to Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas compared Israel’s security measures for Muslims at the Temple Mount compound to those employed against Jews during the Spanish Inquisition and the Holocaust.In remarks last week on Palestine TV, Mahmoud Habbash lamented restrictions on access to the Al-Aqsa Mosque, which sits on the holy site known in Arabic as Haram al-Sharif.“There are roadblocks, restrictions, closure of the gates, road closures, and age restrictions… People who are under 40 years of age are not allowed to pray,” Habbash said, according to a translation provided by the Middle East Media Research Institute.“Dear God! What is this? What historical age are we living in?” said Habbash, also the PA’s supreme Sharia judge. “In the days of the Inquisition? Are they trying to do to others what was done to them in the ghettos, in the Inquisition courts, or in the Nazi courts? Is this or is this not the Inquisition?”“It is an Israeli Zionist Inquisition, which is trying to violate one’s human dignity, and the dignity of religious belief and of human faith in God,” the PA official concluded.The Temple Mount houses the Dome of the Rock and the Al-Aqsa mosque, and is considered Islam’s third holiest site. It is the holiest place in Judaism, revered by Jews as the location of the Jewish Temples.Under the present arrangement instituted by Israel after it captured Jerusalem’s Old City in 1967, the site remains under Jordan’s religious custodianship. Jews are allowed to visit the compound under the existing arrangements but are barred from religious worship or prayer.Israel does not restrict access for Muslims in Israel, including East Jerusalem, to the site. It has sometimes closed the area to men under 40 at times of high security alert, but has not done so recently. It does routinely maintain restrictions on West Bank Palestinians entering the country, amid its overall security procedures.Israel and Jordan signed a peace accord in 1994, but relations have long been cold.Last July the holy site became the focus of a major crisis between Israeli authorities, Palestinians, and Jordan over security measures taken at the entrances to the compound. Metal detectors and cameras were installed following a deadly attack in which three Arab Israelis emerged from the site and shot dead two Israeli police officers using weapons that had been smuggled onto the Temple Mount. The upgraded security measures were all ultimately removed.Early last year Habbash warned that the Trump administration’s plans — since realized — to move the US embassy to Jerusalem were “a declaration of war on all Muslims.”

    Duterte vows to resign if anybody can prove God exists in a selfie-Days after calling God 'stupid,' controversial Philippine president implores heavily Catholic nation to produce photographic evidence of the divine-By AP-JUL 9,18-TOI

    MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine president, who recently sparked outrage for calling God stupid, has courted new controversy in his largely Roman Catholic country by saying he will resign if anybody can prove that God exists.President Rodrigo Duterte, who has had a thorny relationship with the church, questioned anew in a speech late Friday some of the basic tenets of the Catholic faith, including the concept of original sin, which he said taints even innocent infants and can only be removed through baptism in a church for a fee.“Where is the logic of God there?” Duterte asked in a speech at the opening of a science and technology event in southern Davao city.The 73-year-old leader said that if there’s “one single witness” who can prove, perhaps with a picture or a selfie that a human was “able to talk [with] and to see God,” he will immediately resign.Duterte, however, suggested that there must be a God or a supreme being that prevents billions of stars and celestial bodies from colliding in a frequency that could have long threatened the human race.Last week, he was slammed, including by some of his political allies, for calling God “stupid” in another speech, with one Catholic bishop calling him a “psychopath.”Duterte lamented in that speech that Adam and Eve’s sin in Christian theology resulted in all the faithful falling from divine grace.“Who is this stupid God? This son of a bitch is then really stupid,” he said last week. “You were not involved but now you’re stained with an original sin … What kind of a religion is that? That’s what I can’t accept, very stupid proposition.”Opposition Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV shot back at Duterte by describing him as “one evil man” and his remarks as “very much consistent with the deceitfulness, heartlessness, and ruthlessness of his policies.Presidential spokesman Harry Roque has defended his remarks, saying Duterte has the right to express his opinion on religion and cited the president’s previous disclosure that he was once sexually abused by a priest.Duterte on Friday recalled that experience, when he said he and other students were fondled by a foreign Jesuit priest, who has since died.Amid the criticisms, officials have arranged a meeting between Duterte and the head of the largest association of Catholic bishops on Monday. Filipino bishops opened an annual conference in Manila Saturday and were expected to address Duterte’s tirades when they conclude their meeting on Monday.Some Catholic bishops have been critical of Duterte’s brutal crackdown against illegal drugs, which have left thousands of suspects dead in reported clashes with the police, along with his vulgar and expletive-laden speeches. He once called Pope Francis a “son of a bitch” for sparking a monstrous traffic jam during a 2015 visit in Manila that trapped Duterte for hours.

    Fire likely cause of 2016 EgyptAir crash, French investigators say-Information acquired from flight recorders suggests blaze broke out and spread rapidly, 'causing the loss of control of the aircraft'; officials suspect phone or tablet to blame-By AFP-TOI-JUL 9,18

    French investigators said Friday a cockpit fire likely caused the 2016 EgyptAir MS804 crash that claimed the lives of 66 passengers and crew, contradicting Egyptian authorities who said explosives traces were found on the victims’ remains.France’s civil aviation accident bureau, known by its French acronym BEA, said that information gleaned from the flight recorders suggested that “a fire broke out in the cockpit while the plane was at cruising altitude and the fire spread rapidly, causing the loss of control of the aircraft.”The Airbus A320 was flying from Paris to Cairo on May 19, 2016 when it crashed into the southeastern Mediterranean, killing 66 people, including 40 Egyptians and 15 French citizens.French investigators had always leaned towards a mechanical fault as the cause of the crash, saying they suspected that a mobile phone or tablet had caught fire.An official Egyptian investigation suggested the plane had been bombed, claiming traces of explosives had been found on the victims’ remains. But a source close to the French investigation previously said no such traces were found by the team.The BEA said the crew could be heard discussing a fire on the cockpit voice recorder and that the plane’s automatic ACARS messaging system had flagged up smoke on board.It said it was waiting for Egypt to publish its final report into the crash to understand how the two countries arrived at a different conclusion.Times of Israel staff contributed to this report.

    Pope denounces ‘complicit silence’ on Mideast attacks against Christians-Francis and Orthodox patriarchs pray for peace in region 'covered by dark clouds of war, violence and destruction'-By Trisha Thomas and Nicole Winfield-TOI-JUL 9,18

    BARI, Italy (AP) — Pope Francis denounced the “complicit silence” that has allowed violence to consume the Middle East and drive tens of thousands of Christians from their homes, during a remarkable gathering Saturday of Orthodox patriarchs and Catholic leaders united in praying for peace in the region.Francis hosted the daylong ecumenical service in the symbolically rich Adriatic port city of Bari, considered a bridge between East and West and home to the relics of St. Nicholas, an important saint in the Orthodox world.Francis greeted the patriarchs outside the Basilica of St. Nicholas and together they descended to the crypt to pray before the relics and light a flame for peace symbolizing the unity of Christians.For years, the Vatican has voiced concern about the plight of Christians driven from Mideast communities that date to the time of Christ. Just last week, Francis decried intensified attacks in southern Syria that killed scores of people and forced tens of thousands to flee.In his opening prayer, Francis said the Middle East represented the source of Christianity, where ancient Christian rites and heritage are preserved and where “our very souls are rooted.”And yet, in recent years the region has been “covered by dark clouds of war, violence and destruction, instances of occupation and varieties of fundamentalism, forced migration and neglect,” he said.“All this has taken place amid the complicit silence of many,” he lamented. “The Middle East has become a land of people who leave their own lands behind.”In a prayer service punctuated by haunting Arabic chant and Catholic hymn, Francis said the Orthodox and Catholic leaders wanted to give voice to those who have none.“Indifference kills, and we desire to lift up our voices in opposition to this murderous indifference,” he said. “For the Middle East today is weeping, suffering and silent as others trample upon those lands in search of power or riches.”Among the patriarchs on hand was the spiritual leader of the world’s Orthodox Christians, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I, as well as patriarchs from ancient churches of Alexandria, Antioch and Jerusalem. Notably absent from the gathering was Patriarch Kirill, head of the Russian Orthodox Church, which has been a strong supporter of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s military intervention in Syria. Kirill sent his deputy, Metropolitan Hilarion.

    Spain emerges as EU's new weak link for Africa migration-[Reuters]-By Sonya Dowsett, Ahmed Eljechtimi and Gabriela Baczynska-YAHOONEWS-July 9, 2018

    TARIFA, Spain/RABAT/BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Spain has become the new main entry point for asylum-seekers fleeing Africa, an influx that European Union officials fear could exacerbate political tensions across the region over migration.Around 19,000 asylum-seekers arrived in Spain in the first five months of this year, almost as many as arrived there in all of 2017, eclipsing for the first time the numbers flowing through north Africa to Italy.The surge has intensified in recent weeks as Italy's new government shut its ports to most asylum-seekers, rescue officials say.With the EU struggling to contain dissent over migration policy, some officials in Brussels say they worry that Spain could become a new flash-point, even as overall numbers of arrivals into Europe from Africa are in sharp decline."We must not let it blow up," an EU diplomat said.He said the Morocco-Spain route had been kept under control for years. "It's not dramatic for now, but we are keeping an eye on this one."Spain's new socialist prime minister, Pedro Sanchez, has been welcoming, and accepted two boat-loads of asylum-seekers denied port entry by Italy even as the number of boats from Morocco also rose.The asylum-seekers are arriving in mostly inflatable boats each week, often without enough fuel for the crossing, straining Spain's coastguard. Madrid is training more lifeguards to deal with the rising numbers, coastguard union officials say.People-smugglers in Morocco use a rights activist to contact the coastguard, advising it when boats set off for Spain, said coastguard official Oriol Estrada."The people traffickers know that the lifeguards are going to come for them," said Estrada, whose vessel has rescued around 1,200 people so far this year, more than 80 percent of its total for 2017."They call to say that a certain boat has left such-and-such a coast at a certain time with however many people. They even give the names of those aboard."A similar situation developed off Libya before Rome's recent crackdown, prompting Italy's ruling League party to accuse rescue ships of running a "taxi service".-'I WANT TO GO TO EUROPE'-Rescue officials working in the Strait of Gibraltar say more Asian migrants from countries like Pakistan and Sri Lanka are also crossing, another sign that smuggling networks are focusing more of their efforts on Spain.Morocco is a destination in itself for those fleeing poverty and violence in sub-Saharan Africa, but it has become more of a stepping stone as people determined to reach Europe realize the Libya-Italy route may be worse than futile, refugees say."In Libya I saw migrants being fired at with live ammunition. A friend of mine was killed in front of my eyes by a Libyan teenager," said Guinea migrant Oumar Dialo, who tried and failed to reach Europe via Libya before ending up in Morocco."I would never recommend Libya even to my enemy."Speaking in Rabat, Dialo said he had tried to reach Spain by crossing a fence on the border of Morocco and Spain's north African enclave of Ceuta, but fell and broke his leg. He said he would try to reach Spain again when the time was right, to pursue his dream of becoming a professional roller-skater."I want to go to Europe because I want to help my family and become a professional roller," he said.Morocco said it was boosting efforts to counter illegal immigration this summer, the busiest time for sea crossings."Morocco is committed to cooperating with its partners in the fight against illegal migration," government spokesperson Mustapha El Khalfi said.EU officials in Brussels are struggling to agree on a joint response to migration to calm tensions in Italy and Germany. Leaders signaled their concerns over Spain last week when they reached a new accord on the issue, pledging to support Madrid and Morocco to stem the tide.A Spanish government spokesman told Reuters the arrivals trend started more than a year ago and was not a result of any one factor. He added Spain is pushing for policy in Europe to be harmonized, however.There are early signs that Sanchez might feel political pressure to toughen his approach if the influx continues to pick up speed.Fernando Maura, foreign policy spokesman for the center-right opposition Ciudadanos party, said the prime minister's current approach risked creating a "pull factor"."When you send out a signal of this kind, it could well be received by those who want to come to Europe," he said.(This story was corrected to delete reference to record year in paragraph two.)(Additional reporting by Steve Scherer in ROME; Editing by Mark Bendeich and Sonya Hepinstall)

    EARTH DESTROYED WITH THE EARTH IN NOAHS DAY(BECAUSE OF SIN,VIOLENCE AND GODLESS PEOPLE)

    GENESIS 6:11-13
    11 The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence.(WORLD TERRORISM,MURDERS)(HAMAS IN HEBREW IS VIOLENCE)
    12 And God looked upon the earth, and, behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted his way upon the earth.
    13 And God said unto Noah, The end of all flesh is come before me; for the earth is filled with violence (TERRORISM)(HAMAS) through them; and, behold, I will destroy them with the earth.

    HOSEA 4:1-3
    1 Hear the word of the LORD, ye children of Israel: for the LORD hath a controversy with the inhabitants of the land, because there is no truth, nor mercy, nor knowledge of God in the land.
    2 By swearing, and lying, and killing, and stealing, and committing adultery, they break out, and blood toucheth blood.
    3 Therefore shall the land mourn, and every one that dwelleth therein shall languish, with the beasts of the field, and with the fowls of heaven; yea, the fishes of the sea also shall be taken away.

    DEUTORONOMY 28:22-24
    22  The LORD shall smite thee with a consumption, and with a fever, and with an inflammation, and with an extreme burning, and with the sword, and with blasting, and with mildew; and they shall pursue thee until thou perish.
    23  And thy heaven that is over thy head shall be brass, and the earth that is under thee shall be iron.
    24  The LORD shall make the rain of thy land powder and dust: from heaven shall it come down upon thee, until thou be destroyed.

    STORMS HURRICANES-TORNADOES

    LUKE 21:25-26
    25 And there shall be signs in the sun,(HEATING UP-SOLAR ECLIPSES) and in the moon,(MAN ON MOON-LUNAR ECLIPSES) and in the stars;(ASTEROIDS ETC) and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity;(MASS CONFUSION) the sea and the waves roaring;(FIERCE WINDS)
    26 Men’s hearts failing them for fear,(TORNADOES,HURRICANES,STORMS) and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth:(DESTRUCTION) for the powers of heaven shall be shaken.(FROM QUAKES,NUKES ETC)

    38 dead, nearly 50 reported missing as heavy rain hits Japan-People flee to rooftops and balconies, waving furiously at hovering rescue helicopters-By YURI KAGEYAMA-TOI-JUL 9,18

    TOKYO (AP) — Torrents of rainfall and flooding battered a widespread area in southwestern Japan on Saturday, with local media casualty reports climbing quickly. Public broadcaster NHK said 38 people were dead, four were injured seriously, and 47 were missing.Television footage showed a residential area in Okayama prefecture seeped in brown water spreading like a huge lake. Some people fled to rooftops and balconies and waved furiously at hovering rescue helicopters.Okayama prefecture said a man caught in a landslide died, and six others were missing. Evacuation orders had been issued to more than 360,000 people, the prefecture said in a statement.Throughout the affected areas, parked cars sat in pools of water. NHK TV said water had reached as high as 5 meters (16 feet) in the worst-hit areas.Kyodo news service, which put the death tally at 34 people, said one death was in a landslide in Hiroshima, which had set off a fire, while the body of a child was found in another area. NHK said a woman died in her home in Hiroshima when it got buried in a mudslide.Assessing overall casualties was a challenge because of the widespread damage. NHK repeatedly urged those awaiting rescue to not lose hope.In Ehime prefecture, a woman was found dead on the second floor of a home hit by a landslide, Kyodo said. Also in Ehime, two elementary-school girls and their mother, who got sucked into a mudslide, were rescued but their hearts weren’t beating, it said.Kyoto prefecture said it was working to control flooding at several dams and identified one fatality as a 52-year-old woman.Military water trucks were rushing to areas where water systems were no longer working, Okayama prefecture said. Troops in camouflage outfits helped people and pets reach dry land on small military boats.Evacuation orders or advisories were sent for 4.72 million people, and 48,000 members of the Self-Defense Forces, police, and firefighters were mobilized for search missions, according to Kyodo.

    Recovery divers in Thai boat disaster confronted by underwater tomb-Volunteers leading grim task of retrieving bodies of 41 Chinese tourists from sunken vessel, including mothers still clutching their infants-By Elizabeth Law-TOI-JUL 9,18

    PHUKET, Thailand (AFP) — A scene of horror in the hull of a sunken boat: mothers still holding babies, their bodies suspended in water as the lower lounge of the Phoenix became a tomb in one of Thailand’s worst ever sea disasters.At least 41 people died — all Chinese tourists — when the Phoenix went down in rough seas on Thursday.Fifteen people are still missing but two days later flickers of hope for miracle survivals are all but extinguished.While some 48 passengers and crew managed to flee the sinking vessel by jumping into the sea or mounting life rafts, many were trapped in the main lounge as the pleasure boat plummeted 40 meters into the Andaman Sea.“It’s difficult… it’s traumatic… as you can imagine when you find dead bodies, children, kids, in the arms of the mother in the wreck,” said Philippe Entremont, the manager of a Phuket dive shop who was helping coordinate the underwater search.“But now the best thing to do for us, our job is to find the bodies and bring them back to the families,” the Frenchman added.Dozens of rescuers — including volunteers and recreational divers — have scoured the waters for two days, in an area known for its reefs.Most of Thailand’s diving experts have been diverted to the north to a rescue operation at a flooded cave where 12 schoolboys have been trapped for two weeks.That left volunteers in Phuket leading the grim task of trying to retrieve bodies from the sunken vessel.Entremont said those going down are specially trained to dive at depth — the boat has sunk to about 47 meters.South African Dominic Robnik, who has been involved in the search on both days, called the scenes “very, very sad.”“There was a lot of debris, shoes, glass, and even personal belongings, so we had to navigate through all that,” he said.Divers were positioned every five meters so recovered bodies were slowly passed up to the surface, Robnik said, adding that he had helped move at least six bodies.One body has been particularly hard to retrieve after it was trapped by the sunken boat, the divers said, adding that they were ready to bring in specialized equipment.But late Saturday afternoon, the underwater search was stopped with the Thai navy taking over the operation.The bodies would “surface naturally” according to Rear Admiral Charoenphone Khumrasee.It is the grim reality of boat disasters, said Entremont.“Maybe in a few days’ time we’ll find them on a beach somewhere drifting away.”

    WORLD POWERS IN THE LAST DAYS (END OF AGE OF GRACE NOT THE WORLD)

    EUROPEAN UNION-KING OF WEST-DAN 9:26-27,DAN 7:23-24,DAN 11:40,REV 13:1-10
    EGYPT-KING OF THE SOUTH-DAN 11:40
    RUSSIA-KING OF THE NORTH-EZEK 38:1-2,EZEK 39:1-3
    CHINA-KING OF THE EAST-DAN 11:44,REV 9:16,18
    VATICAN-RELIGIOUS LEADER-REV 13:11-18,REV 17:4-5,9,18

    WORLD TERRORISM

    OH BY THE WAY WHEN THE MEDIA SAYS ALLU-AK-BAR MEANS GOD IS GREAT LIE. IN ISLAM ALLU-AK-BAR MEANS OUR GOD IS GREATER OR GREATEST. THIS IS HOW THE MEDIA SUCK HOLES UP TO ISLAMIC-QURANIC-MUSLIMS. BY WATERING DOWN THE REAL MEANING OF THE SEX FOR MURDER DEATH CULT ISLAM. TO MAKE IT SOUND LIKE A PEACEFUL RELIGION (CULT OF DEATH AND WORLD DOMINATION).

    GENESIS 6:11-13
    11 The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence.(WORLD TERRORISM,MURDERS)(HAMAS IN HEBREW IS VIOLENCE)
    12 And God looked upon the earth, and, behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted his way upon the earth.
    13 And God said unto Noah, The end of all flesh is come before me; for the earth is filled with violence (TERRORISM)(HAMAS) through them; and, behold, I will destroy them with the earth.

    GENESIS 16:11-12
    11 And the angel of the LORD said unto her,(HAGAR) Behold, thou art with child, and shalt bear a son, and shalt call his name Ishmael;(FATHER OF THE ARAB/MUSLIMS) because the LORD hath heard thy affliction.
    12 And he (ISHMAEL-FATHER OF THE ARAB-MUSLIMS) will be a wild (DONKEY-JACKASS) man;(ISLAM IS A FAKE AND DANGEROUS SEX FOR MURDER CULT) his hand will be against every man,(ISLAM HATES EVERYONE) and every man's hand against him;(PROTECTING THEMSELVES FROM BEING BEHEADED) and he (ISHMAEL ARAB/MUSLIM) shall dwell in the presence of all his brethren.(LITERAL-THE ARABS LIVE WITH THEIR BRETHERN JEWS)

    ISAIAH 14:12-14
    12  How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer,(SATAN) son of the morning!(HEBREW-CRECENT MOON-ISLAM) how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!
    13  For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north:
    14  I (SATAN HAS EYE TROUBLES) will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.(AND 1/3RD OF THE ANGELS OF HEAVEN FELL WITH SATAN AND BECAME DEMONS)

    JOHN 16:2
    2 They shall put you out of the synagogues: yea, the time cometh, that whosoever killeth you will think that he doeth God service.(ISLAM MURDERS IN THE NAME OF MOON GOD ALLAH OF ISLAM)

    North Korea says talks with Pompeo were ‘regrettable’-Pyongyang accuses Washington of trying to unilaterally pressure it into abandoning its nukes even as the US describes the meetings as 'productive'-By ANDREW HARNIK and Matthew Lee-TOI-JUL 9,18

    PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korea said Saturday that high-level talks with a US delegation led by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo were “regrettable” and accused Washington of trying to unilaterally pressure the country into abandoning its nukes.The North’s statement came hours after Pompeo wrapped up two days of talks with senior North Korean officials without meeting North Korean leader Kim Jong Un but with commitments for new discussions on denuclearization and the repatriation of the remains of American soldiers killed during the Korean War.Before departing Pyongyang, Pompeo told reporters that his conversations with senior North Korean official Kim Yong Chol had been “productive,” conducted “in good faith,” and that “a great deal of progress” had been made in some areas. He stressed that “there’s still more work to be done” in other areas, much of which would be done by working groups that the two sides have set up to deal with specific issues.The North provided a much harsher assessment of the talks, saying that the United States betrayed the spirit of last month’s summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim by making “one-sided and robber-like” demands on “CVID,” or the complete, verifiable, and irreversible denuclearization of North Korea.It said the outcome of the follow-up talks was “very concerning” because it has led to a “dangerous phase that might rattle our willingness for denuclearization that had been firm.”“We had expected that the US side would offer constructive measures that would help build trust based on the spirit of the leaders’ summit … we were also thinking about providing reciprocal measures,” an unnamed spokesman of Pyongyang’s Foreign Ministry said in a statement carried by the North’s official Korean Central News Agency.“However, the attitude and stance the United States showed in the first high-level meeting [between the countries] was no doubt regrettable,” the spokesman said.Pompeo said that a Pentagon team would be meeting with North Korean officials on or about July 12 at the border between North and South Korea to discuss the repatriation of remains and that working level talks would be held soon on the destruction of North Korea’s missile engine testing facility.In the days following his historic June 12 summit with Kim Jong Un in Singapore, President Donald Trump had announced that the return of the remains and the destruction of the missile facility had been completed or were in progress.Pompeo, however, said that more talks were needed on both.“We now have a meeting set up for July 12 — it could move by one day or two — where there will be discussions between the folks responsible for the repatriation of remains. [It] will take place at the border and that process will begin to develop over the days that follow,” he said as he boarded his plane for Tokyo.On the destruction of the missile engine plant, Pompeo said, “We talked about what the modalities would look like for the destruction of that facility as well, and some progress there as well, and then we have laid out a path for further negotiation at the working level so the two teams can get together and continue these discussions.”Earlier, Pompeo and Kim Yong Chol both said they needed clarity on the parameters of an agreement to denuclearize the Korean Peninsula that Trump and Kim Jong Un agreed to in Singapore. The trip was Pompeo’s third to Pyongyang since April and his first since the summit.Unlike his previous visits, which have been one-day affairs during which he has met with Kim Jong Un, Pompeo spent the night at a government guesthouse in Pyongyang and did not see the North Korean leader, although US officials had suggested such a meeting was expected. State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said no meeting with Kim Jong Un had been planned.As they began their talks on Saturday, Kim Yong Chol alluded to the fact that Pompeo and his delegation had stayed overnight in Pyongyang.“We did have very serious discussions on very important matters yesterday,” Kim said. “So, thinking about those discussions you might have not slept well last night.”Pompeo, who spoke with Trump, national security adviser John Bolton, and White House chief of staff John Kelly by secure phone before starting Saturday’s session, replied that he “slept just fine.” He added that the Trump administration was committed to reaching a deal under which North Korea would denuclearize and realize economic benefits in return.Kim later said that “there are things that I have to clarify” to which Pompeo responded that “there are things that I have to clarify as well.”There was no immediate explanation of what needed to be clarified, but the two sides have been struggling to specify what exactly “denuclearization” would entail and how it could be verified to the satisfaction of the United States.Pompeo and Kim met for nearly three hours Friday and then had dinner amid growing skepticism over how serious Kim Jong Un is about giving up his nuclear arsenal and translating the upbeat rhetoric following his summit with Trump into concrete action.On his flight to Pyongyang, Pompeo said both sides made commitments at the Singapore summit on the complete denuclearization of North Korea and on what a transformed relationship between their two countries might look like.One hoped-for breakthrough on this trip would have been the return of the remains of US troops killed during the 1950-53 Korean War. North Korea committed at last month’s summit to the “immediate repatriation” of remains already identified, but that hasn’t happened yet.

    Thousands head home in south Syria after ceasefire deal, monitor says-Calm reported in Daraa region Saturday as sides finalize truce; regime troops celebrate recapture of border crossing with Jordan-By Agencies-TOI-JUL 9,18

    Thousands of displaced Syrians were heading home Saturday after rebels and the government reached a ceasefire deal in the south following more than two weeks of deadly bombardment, a monitor said.Under the agreement announced Friday after talks between rebels and regime ally Moscow, opposition fighters will hand over territory and heavy weapons in Daraa province near the Jordanian border.The Russia-backed regime offensive has displaced around 320,000 people since June 19, the United Nations says, including tens of thousands who fled south to the sealed border with Jordan.Calm reigned over the region on Saturday as the two sides finalized the ceasefire deal, the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group said.“People have started to return to their homes since yesterday, taking advantage of the calm,” Observatory chief Rami Abdel Rahman said.“More than 20,000 people have set off for home so far, heading to areas for which an accord has been reached in the southeastern Daraa countryside,” he said.But others “are scared to return to regime-controlled areas, fearing their children will be arrested,” Abdel Rahman said.The accord follows a string of similar deals with rebels for other areas of Syria, which have seen the regime retake more than 60 percent of the country, according to the Observatory.A government takeover of Daraa would be a symbolic victory for President Bashar Assad as the province was the cradle of the uprising against him seven years ago that led to civil war.More than 150 civilians have been killed in the regime bombing campaign on Daraa since June 19, the Observatory says.Under Friday’s deal, rebels are expected to hand over their heavy weapons, while those who reject the agreement will be bused with their families to the rebel-held northwestern province of Idlib, state media has said.Government forces will also take over “all observation posts along the Syrian-Jordanian border,” it said Friday, hours after the regime regained control of the vital Nassib border crossing with Jordan.Syrian soldiers celebrated the recapture of the main border crossing with Jordan Saturday, raising portraits of Assad and tearing down rebel flags.Troops captured the Naseeb border crossing a day earlier. State-run Ikhbariya TV showed troops at the crossing, some flashing victory signs and pumping fists in the air as they shouted pro-Assad slogans. A soldier could be seen hoisting the Syrian flag on top of a watchtower. Another tore down the rebel flag from a building.One officer told the TV outlet that troops have taken up positions along the border with Jordan and are removing illegal crossing points.“We have ended their existence,” he said of the rebels. “They have no future anymore, God willing.”State-run news agency SANA said the army deployed at the crossing after combing and clearing it of the remnants of “terrorist groups.” It said Syrian army units have also established control over the town of Nuaima in the past 24 hours.The rebels seized control of the crossing in 2015, severing a lifeline for Syrian exports and disrupting a trade route between Syria and Jordan, Lebanon and the oil-rich Gulf countries.The rebels in southern Syria once received significant backing and support from the US that has receded and all but dried up over the past few years. Although the US government negotiated a deescalation agreement for southern Syria last year, it has remained silent as Assad’s forces marched onto Daraa in the past two weeks.The government’s offensive near the Israeli border began on June 19, and is now expected to turn more forcefully toward retaking Quneitra, potentially setting up a clash between Israel and Hezbollah and Iran unless they agree to stay away from the area as Israel demands.

    Israeli spy firm targeted NGOs tied to Soros before Hungary election — report-Agents for secretive intel company obtained recordings later used by PM Viktor Orban to claim Jewish billionaire is trying to take control of the country, POLITICO reports-By TOI staff-JUL 9,18

    Secretive Israeli intelligence firm Black Cube was hired to engage in a campaign to discredit local NGOs, along with individuals connected to Jewish billionaire George Soros, ahead of Hungary’s presidential election earlier this year, POLITICO reported Friday.Recordings made by operatives of the Tel Aviv-based company were then used by Prime Minister Viktor Orban to attack rights groups and Soros himself in the days leading up to his landslide election victory in April, the report said.The magazine cited a former employee of the firm as well as an individual with knowledge of the organization who both confirmed the details. It provided numerous pieces of evidence backing up its claim, including addresses and names of fake individuals and companies used in the operation which Black Cube has used in the past.Politico said operatives for the company met with officials from local civil rights groups under false pretenses and identities, and made compromising recordings of those officials.Recordings included statements on efforts to lobby foreign governments to pressure Hungary against legislation cracking down on those NGOs. These were leaked to The Jerusalem Post and the state newspaper Magyar Idok, which both published stories on the issues.Orban himself used them in claiming enemies inside and outside Hungary were attempting to gain control of the country.“Soros’s people will be installed in government — this is what the ‘Soros Leaks’ recordings tell us,” Orban said in one interview before the election, in quotes provided by POLITICO.“If Soros’s people have influence in government, they will occupy the Hungarian energy sector and the banking system. And the Hungarian people will pay the price for that.”It is not known who hired Black Cube to allegedly conduct the operation. The report’s two sources were unable to confirm whether the money the Israeli firm was given for its work came from the Hungarian government, and a spokesman for the latter declined to comment on the claims.A spokesperson for Black Cube told the news magazine that the company’s policy is to not confirm or deny such claims made regarding its operations.Since 1979, the Hungarian-born Soros has funneled tens of billions of dollars into his Open Society Foundations (OSF), which in turn fund civil society groups around the world.Orban, who based his campaign on demonizing migrants, accuses Soros and organizations supported by his Open Society Foundations of seeking to allow thousands of immigrants into Hungary.In the lead up to the campaign, Orban’s Fidesz party plastered the country with billboards “warning” about Soros.One of them depicted the philanthropist and opposition candidates holding wire-cutters to destroy the razor-wire fence that Orban erected on the Serbian border in 2015 to keep out migrants.Orban and his government repeatedly attacked Soros using language that some critics have said has anti-Semitic undertones.While Black Cube has been accused of involvement in controversial dealings in the past, the POLITICO report claims the Hungarian presidential campaign would be the first time the private intelligence firm’s work has been allegedly used in an election campaign.As part of the operation, Black Cube agents met with the NGO staffers and Soros allies in various cities across Europe and the US pretending to be supporters. They used fake aliases, but two of them had “discernible Israeli accents,” those who met with them told POLITICO.After meetings with the intelligence firm’s targets were completed, information on the fabricated companies the agents had pretended to represent was deleted from the internet and telephone numbers were disconnected.-Black Cube logo-According to POLITICO, one of the fake email addresses given by Black Cube agents had been used in another operation launched by the private intelligence firm targeting actress Rose McGowan, after she accused Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein of rape.A Black Cube board member later apologized for his firm’s work on behalf of Weinstein, and said it would not have assisted the disgraced producer had it had known it was helping suppress sexual assault allegations against him.Black Cube’s name has come up in a number of other high-profile intelligence gathering operations.In May, the New Yorker magazine reported that the firm was allegedly hired by aids to US President Donald Trump to dig up dirt on Obama officials in order to discredit the Iran nuclear deal.The operation in 2017 reportedly targeted Ann Norris, a former US State Department official who is married to Ben Rhodes, a foreign-policy adviser to former president Barack Obama and a prominent advocate of the Iran nuclear deal. It also targeted Rebecca Kahl, a former program officer at the National Democratic Institute and the wife of the former Obama administration foreign-policy adviser Colin Kahl.And Christopher Wylie, the whistleblower who revealed that data analysts Cambridge Analytica had harvested details of 50 million Facebook users and used the material in Trump’s election campaign, also told the British parliament that Black Cube was involved in a hacking scheme targeting the president of Nigeria.Black Cube denied involvement in both operations, in apparent deviations from its aforementioned policy of not confirming or denying reports on its work.Along with a second private intelligence company, Psy-Group, it is being sued for alleged defamation in a Canadian lawsuit by hedge fund West Face Capital Inc., for $500 million in damages. In one instance cited in that case, a Black Cube operative is alleged to have tried to entrap a retired Canadian judge into making anti-Semitic comments.In response to a Times of Israel request for comment on that case, Black Cube said last month: “It is Black Cube’s policy to never discuss its clients with any third party, and to never confirm or deny any speculation made with regard to the company’s work. Referencing Black Cube has become an international sport during 2018. It is important to note that Black Cube always operates in full compliance of the law in every jurisdiction in which it conducts its work, following legal advice from the world’s leading law firms.”

    Iran executes 8 over 2017 Islamic State attack on Tehran-Mass hangings take place over a year after assault on parliament and shrine of Ayatollah Khomeini that killed at least 18 people and wounded more than 50-By Amir Vahdat and Jon Gambrell-TOI-JUL 9,18

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran said Saturday it executed eight people convicted in the 2017 Islamic State group attack on parliament and the shrine of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini in Tehran.The June 7, 2017 attack has so far been the only assault by the Sunni extremists inside of Shiite Iran, which has been deeply involved in the wars in Iraq and Syria where the militants once held vast territory.The judiciary’s official Mizan news agency and semi-official news agencies in Iran acknowledged the executions Saturday, but did not say when they took place. Executions in Iran are carried out by hangings.While Iran is one of the world’s top enforcers of the death penalty, such mass executions are rare. In August 2016, human rights activists criticized Iran for carrying out the mass execution of 20 Sunni militants from a group identified as Jihad and Tawhid after a six-year trial. In August 2007, Iran hanged seven men convicted of rape in Mashhad at the same time.Mizan noted in its report that the executions came after the eight men had been tried and convicted in a trial that included both eyewitness testimony and video footage showing their involvement.“These eight worked directly … in martyring and wounding a number of innocent compatriots,” Mizan said.The news agencies on Saturday named those executed as Soleiman Mozafari, Esmail Sufi, Rahman Behrouz, Majed Mortezai, Sirous Azizi, Ayoub Esmaili, Khosro Ramezani and Osman Behrouz.The Islamic State attack killed at least 18 people and wounded more than 50. It saw gunmen carrying Kalashnikov assault rifles and explosives storm the parliament complex where a legislative session had been in progress, starting an hours-long siege.Meanwhile, gunmen and suicide bombers also struck outside Khomeini’s mausoleum on Tehran’s southern outskirts. Khomeini led the 1979 Islamic Revolution that toppled the Western-backed shah to become Iran’s first supreme leader until his death in 1989.The assault shocked Tehran, which largely has avoided militant attacks in the decades after the tumult surrounding the Islamic Revolution.Over a dozen others remain on trial over the attack. Iran’s paramilitary Revolutionary Guard responded to the attack by launching six missiles into eastern Syria targeting IS militants.Iran was second only to China in 2017 in the number of known executions carried out, according to Amnesty International. Iran executed over 500 people last year, according to the group.The IS executions come as controversy still swirls in Iran surrounding the country’s mass executions of 1988 near the end of the Iran-Iraq War. Activists at the time said Iran executed as many as 5,000 people after sham trials of Communists, Kurdish separatists, political prisoners and members of an Iranian exile group known as the Mujahedeen-e-Khalq.The executions represent one of the darkest moments of Iran’s post-revolution history and are still not recognized by its government.

    Two US destroyers sail into Taiwan Strait: Taiwan gov't-[AFP]-YAHOONEWS-July 7, 2018

    Taipei (AFP) - Two United States warships entered the Taiwan Strait on Saturday, the Taiwanese government said, at a time of heightened tensions between Washington and Beijing.The destroyers USS Mustin and USS Benfold sailed into the narrow waterway separating Taiwan and China on Saturday morning and were expected to continue on a northeast course, Taiwan's defence ministry said in a statement."The military is monitoring the situation in neighbouring areas, and has the confidence and abilities to maintain regional stability and defend national security," the statement added.A defence ministry official told AFP the ships were still in the strait on Saturday night, sailing in what he described as international waters.The warships’ entry into the strait comes as Washington and Beijing are locked in a trade war and as tensions escalate between Beijing and Taipei.China sees self-ruling democratic Taiwan as part of its territory to be reunified, but the island sees itself as a sovereign country.Although the US does not have official diplomatic relations with Taiwan, it is its most powerful ally and biggest arms supplier.China has stepped up diplomatic and military pressure on Taiwan since Beijing-sceptic President Tsai Ing-wen took office two years ago as her government refuses to acknowledge that the island is part of "one China."Relations between the US and Taiwan have warmed recently as President Donald Trump signed legislation paving the way for mutual visits by top officials and the US government approved a licence required to sell submarine technology to Taiwan.

              Understanding,dilligent, And Hard Working Sitter - Care.com - Pataskala, OH      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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              Equatorial Guinea Empowers Women and Youth in Partnership with International Labor Organization      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
    The Republic of Equatorial Guinea, through its Minister for Work, Employment Promotion, and Social Security, Celestino Bonifacio Bakale Ndong, empowered women and youth in regards to equal and fair employment opportunities in partnership with the International Labor Organization (ILO).

    Equatorial Guinea and the ILO have worked together for over one year on decent employment opportunities, support for cooperative companies, and the promotion of self-employment, among other employment projects.

    Equatorial Guinea also examined the reform of certain employment laws and regulations.

    Equatorial Guinea has made significant strides in regards to economic activity in recent years as part of the Government directive to diversify the economy away from energy to include all relevant business sectors.

    Economic diversification and the promotion of entrepreneurship are in line with Equatorial Guinea’s Horizon 2020 national development plan.

    Equatorial Guinea has made great progress over the years on human rights, including the temporary amnesty against the death penalty, the plan of action to combat human trafficking, the implementation of the Children’s Parliament, the improvement of education for all Equatorial Guineans, and the complete abolition of child labor.


    Equatorial Guinea has ratified numerous international conventions regarding human rights, and is active at the United Nations (UN) as a non-permanent member of the Security Council, where it strongly advocates for peace and security throughout the world. Equatorial Guinea at the UN has urged its fellow UN member states to prohibit the sale of arms to mercenaries and other organizations who are considered human rights violators. 

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    China, African Trade Hits $170b Yearly
    China’s bilateral cooperation with Africa has grown phenomenally in the past 40 years with trade leaping from $765 million to $170 billion a year.

    China’s Deputy Foreign Minister Chen Xiaodong said the growth was on the basis of interlocking interests since 1978.

    The minister said this has therefore made China Africa’s largest trading partner during the last few decades.

    In the same period Chinese investment in Africa reached a cumulative $ 110 billion.

    Chen said Africa’s debt to her country is economically sustainable and should be no cause for alarm.

    Chen, made the announcement in Beijing on Wednesday at the opening session of the 7th Forum of the China-Africa Expert Committee.

    “China is attentive to the situation in Africa and seeks to help the continent to contain the risks of debt and relieve the pressure of payment,” the minister pointed out.

    The minister said that Beijing also encourages companies in her country to do more investments as well as to explore new models such as public-private partnerships.

    China, the official said, understands the importance of debt sustainability in Africa, thereby helping the continent to improve its investment environment.

    China’s investments on the continent range from Zambian power plants, Egyptian trade deals, cobalt mines in Congo, rail links in East Africa and infrastructure in Equatorial Guinea.
              Face to Face: Looking at Objects That Look at You, thru Aug 26      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
    For this Spring 2018 exhibit, entitled Face to Face: Looking at Objects that Look at You, the Hearst staff and 14 UC Berkeley freshmen have co-curated a global selection of objects that depict human faces in different ways. The exhibit asks: Why and how do crafting traditions of the world so often incorporate human faces, and how do people respond to those faces? Objects such as West African helmet masks and Roman sculpture illustrate varying conceptions of the “ideal” face, while Japanese tobacco boxes and ancient Peruvian portrait jars raise the question of what a facial expression can mean. Additional objects, including Chinese bamboo figurines and Caroline Mytinger’s paintings of Papua New Guineans, represent the contrast between portraying faces of one’s own ethnic group versus those of another. Visitors are invited to examine the way they themselves depict and interpret faces in their everyday lives. This timely exhibit cultivates critical thinking about crucial issues such as stereotyping, representation and misrepresentation, and snap judgments.

    Alongside the exhibit, the Hearst Museum will be continuing its monthly Lounge Lecture series. These lectures, hosted in the cozy Lounge of Anthropological Discoveries, will focus on topics related to the exhibit and give visitors the opportunity to learn and discuss in an intimate and casual space. Featured speakers include Ken Goldberg, who will speak about the history of “the uncanny”, and Paul Koudounaris, who will speak about global death and funerary practices. In addition to lectures, the Hearst will also be hosting a variety of hands-on and performance events ranging from caricature drawing workshops to Maori song and dance demonstrations.

    Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology Visitor Information:

    Address:
    102 Kroeber Hall, Berkeley, CA 94720

    Hours:
    Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
    Saturdays, 10 a.m, to 6 p.m.



    Gallery Admission:
    $6 general admission
    $3 non-UC Berkeley students, UC Berkeley alumni, 65+
    Free for all UC Berkeley students, faculty, and staff; 18 & under


    Information:
    hearstmuseum.berkeley.edu
    (510) 643-1191

    Related Events:

    Lounge Lecture Series – Third Thursdays*, 6-8pm
    3/15: Ken Goldberg – Beyond the Uncanny Valley of the Dolls
    4/19: Paul Koudounaris – Memento Mori: Lessons from a Decade Among the Dead
    5/17: Gloria Nusse – Making Faces, Forensic Art and Facial identification
    *6/14: Kelly Baur – Screening & Discussion of Weichanmu: Vamos a la Guerra
    8/16: Sandra Sardjono – The Mythological Faces of Java


    Hands On at the Hearst – Last Saturdays*
    4/28, 11am – 12pm: Māori Mo Ake Tonu – Māori Performance
    5/26, 10am – 1pm: Ernesto Olmos – Mesoamerican Instrument Making Workshop
    *6/2, 1pm – 2pm: Daniel Barash -Shadow Puppet Faces! A Family Shadow Puppetry Workshop
    6/30, 10am – 1pm: Vanessa Di Tullio – Sculpting the Human Face
    7/28, 10am – 1pm: Jon Casey – Caricature Drawing Workshop
    *8/2, 6pm – 8pm: Nick Ishimaru – The Faces of Japanese Performing Arts

    Updated information about events is available at hearstmuseum.berkeley.edu/events

    *Starred events occur outside the usual programming schedule.
              Remittance rip-offs      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

    All over the world migrant workers are sending money home to their families. The money pays hospital bills and school fees, buys land, builds houses and sets up small businesses. The cash goes from the US back to Mexico, from the Gulf back to India, from the UK back to Somalia, and from South Africa back to Malawi, Zimbabwe and the rest of southern Africa. 

    But what these workers probably do not realize, since they usually only ever send to one country, is that the cost of sending money varies greatly. Now a study of the cost of remittances, carried out by London's Overseas Development Institute with support from the fund-raising charity Comic Relief, has revealed that transfers to African countries cost around half as much again as the global average, and twice as much as transfers to Latin America. 

    The ODI estimates that if remittance charges were brought down to the world average, the money saved could educate an extra 14 million primary school children, half of all those currently out of school on the continent.

    The bulk of this money goes through money transfer companies rather than banks, since the recipients are unlikely to have bank accounts, and transfer companies are quick, efficient and have a wide network of agents. But just two big international players dominate the business in Africa, Moneygram and Western Union, and participants in a meeting to launch the research were highly critical of the way they seemed to be abusing their market dominance.

    Rwanda's High Commissioner in London, Williams Nkurunziza, said he was shocked at what the report revealed. “If you look at the remittances, 30 or 40 percent of the money that goes to Africa goes to rural areas,” he said. “This money goes to the people who are most needy, and you are allowing a multinational corporation to take bread out of the mouth of hungry children. This is not what I would call responsible capitalism!”

    Glenys Kinnock, opposition spokesman on International Development in the upper house of the UK parliament, who chaired the meeting, called on the country's financial regulatory authority to intervene over the issue of excessive charges. “It is not a technocratic issue,” she said, “although it may sound like one. It is also about people's lives and the future of their children... These things have to change. We can't put up any longer with the prospect of its making things so difficult, very often impossible, for people who have such needs.”

    At the end of last year, when the ODI did its research, the fees and charges to send money to most of Africa were around 12 percent - a bit less to Zambia or Tanzania, a bit more to Uganda, Malawi and the Gambia - against a world average of just over 8 percent. Even that is quite expensive; the governments of the G8 and G20 countries have pledged themselves to working towards reducing this to 5 percent.

    It found that in more than 30 countries the two big players had more than 50 percent of the market; and in 10 countries they had more than 90 percent. Sometimes either Moneygram or Western Union had an effective monopoly, but even where both companies were present it did not necessarily mean that customers had much choice; one company could still have a monopoly of outlets in a particular area, and the companies habitually make their paying-out agents sign contracts promising not to also act as agents for their rivals. 

    Somalia different

    Significantly, the one country where the big two are absent - Somalia - has far lower remittance charges; transfers go through a number of smaller, competing companies.

    Competition has been limited by the fallout from the US “war on terror”, with the banks who do bulk international transfers citing money-laundering and anti-terrorism regulations as the reason they are reluctant to extend facilities to smaller companies. Now only the biggest of the Somali companies, Dahabshiil, still has an account with a major British bank (Barclays) and even that concession was forced by a court case and is only until other arrangements can be put in place.

    Inter-Africa transfers cost most

    But if charges to send money to Africa from outside are steep, the cost of sending money from one African country to another can be eye-watering. 

    Dilip Ratha, who works on these issues for the World Bank says exchange controls are one of the reasons the rates are so high; in some places sending money out of the country is illegal. “So if you are sending money,” he says, “let's say from Benin to Ghana, it is actually allowed (in some countries it's not even allowed) but first the CFA has to be passed through into euros or sterling or dollars, and then it has to be transferred back into the local cedi, and in both cases you pay commission. Some sort of regional currency market really needs to be created.” 

    "So if you are sending money, let's say from Benin to Ghana, it is actually allowed (in some countries it's not even allowed) but first the CFA has to be passed through into euros or sterling or dollars, and then it has to be transferred back into the local cedi, and in both cases you pay commission. Some sort of regional currency market really needs to be created"  

    The report found 10 routes with bank transfer charges over 20 percent. Charges from Nigeria to Ghana were 22 percent. To send from Tanzania to the rest of East Africa, or from South Africa to its near neighbours is particularly expensive, peaking at 25 percent for bank transfers between South African and Malawi. Some of the fees charged by money transfer companies are even higher; if you send money that way from Ghana to Nigeria you may have to pay a staggering 39 percent.

    In some places mobile phone based systems like M-Pesa have made in-country transfers much easier and cheaper, but they haven't really taken off internationally, largely because conservative, inflexible regulatory systems insist that all international transfers must go through conventional banks. And African banks tend to have very high charges, often because they are forced by governments to finance government projects or make uncommercial loans. 

    Chukwuemeka Chikezie of the Up Africa consultancy told IRIN a lot of the responsibility lay with African governments. “One of the reasons M-Pesa took off in Kenya was because the authorities nurtured and enabled innovation. If you look at other countries the regulators have tended to stifle innovation. They are very risk-averse and they don't enable even limited experiments to prove that the markets can absorb technical innovation.”

    In addition, money-laundering regulations are putting impossible demands on systems designed to serve the poor, requiring, for instance, “know your customer” procedures like taking copies of ID documents for anyone receiving an international payout. Selma Ribica of M-Pesa points out this is an impossibility for agents in rural areas with no power supply. She told IRIN she would like to see a more realistic, tiered approach with much lighter regulation for small international transfers (under, say, US$200-300) which are most unlikely to have anything to do with money laundering.

    Beware Facebook, Walmart

    M-Pesa depends on moving money between different customers' mobile phone accounts. Now people are beginning to think of other kinds of electronic “purses” which might be linked in the same way. 

    Facebook has just proposed allowing transfers between customers who have accounts with the company which they normally use to make payments for online games. So far this is only proposed for payments within the European Union, but Facebook has a huge geographical spread and has said it is keen to extend its reach in Africa. 

    And the big profits made by the transfer companies are tempting other players into the market. The latest to announce it is starting money transfers is the US supermarket chain Walmart, with recipients being able to pick up their cash from any shop in the chain. To start with this will only work within the United States and Puerto Rico, but Walmart is an international group with nearly 350 stores in South Africa, and it also has a presence in Botswana, Lesotho, Swaziland, Malawi and Mozambique, opening up the tempting prospect of a new, and cheaper way for workers to send money home.

    All these new ways of sending money aim to undercut Moneygram and Western Union. Now Western Union has responded by offering so-called “zero-fee” transfers to Africa if the money is sent from a bank account rather by credit card or cash. This would mean a saving of just under £5 ($8.40) for someone sending $100 from the UK to Liberia. The company would still make money (nearly $4) by using a favourable exchange rate, but it would bring the cost down to just below the G8/G20 target. 

    For African's hard-pressed and hard-working migrants and their families back home, change may - finally - be on the way.

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    Facebook ads are getting more expensive. And the more direct-to-consumer brands there are looking to build their companies through social media, the more competitive buying Facebook ads becomes.

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    Questions are being raised about Facebook's decision to give a Russian internet company temporary special access to its user data. Facebook acknowledged that it gave Mail.Ru special access to user data after 2015, when it officially ended the system that allowed third-party apps to access user data.

    Facebook planned to kick several major third-party data vendors off its ad platform — now those data giants have quietly found a way to stick around. Data giants including Acxiom, Epsilon and Oracle, have found a way back in, that is if big brands will vouch for them.

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    YouTube is making moves to nab thousands of new advertisers — the kinds of brands that funnel billions to Google. The company is launching new ads and buying tools aimed at direct-response advertisers, which are the ones that fuel its sibling Google's massive search-ad business. 

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              A preclinical evaluation of a programmable CNT membrane device for transdermal nicotine delivery in hairless guinea pigs.      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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    A preclinical evaluation of a programmable CNT membrane device for transdermal nicotine delivery in hairless guinea pigs.

    J Control Release. 2018 Jul 07;:

    Authors: Gulati GK, Berger LR, Hinds BJ

    Abstract
    Nicotine replacement therapy in the form of transdermal nicotine patches and nicotine gums combined with behavioral counseling still has a low smoking cessation rate of 25%. A promising approach to smoking cessation is to remotely program variable transdermal nicotine delivery rates, with inputs from counselor and patient through a smartphone counseling application. A switchable carbon nanotube (CNT) membrane device has been developed for transdermal nicotine delivery that can be programmed to deliver variable doses matching those of nicotine patches (7, 14 and 21 mg/24 h) and nicotine gums (2 mg /4 mg). The performance of switchable devices was evaluated in vitro on flow-cell geometry and in vivo on the skin of hairless guinea pig (HGP). In vitro, CNT membrane devices successfully switched between therapeutically useful nicotine fluxes of 1.3-1.8 μmoles/cm2/h (ON, -1.5 V) and 0.17-0.23 μmoles/cm2/h (OFF, 0 V), corresponded to the higher doses of gum and nicotine patch fluxes. In vivo, a microdialysis membrane probe was implanted in skin of HGP to directly detect nicotine fluxes through the skin barriers into dialysate with high temporal resolution. The CNT membrane device on HGP skin resulted in an ON/OFF nicotine flux ratio 6.4 ± 2.5 as detected in microdialysis membrane probe in skin. Compared to commercial nicotine patches, the device in ON state was approximately 2-2.4 times the commercial nicotine patch dose as measured by dialysate nicotine fluxes. These results enable smartphone-controlled, battery operated transdermal delivery devices that can be coupled to remote counseling apps for personalized smoking cessation therapy.

    PMID: 29990525 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]


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    기초간호과학]면역에관여하는 세포에대해구체적으로 설명하고,면역과관련하여 4가지형태의 과민반응의특징과 주요질환들을 제시,과민반응별 질환중 한가지에대한발생,종양의병기,TNM분류방법기초간호과학3공통)면역에 관여하는세포 설명하고 면역과 관련하여 4가지 형태의 과민반응의 특징과 주요 질환들을 제시하고 발생기전(총 4가지 질환이 됨)을 서술하시오0k강릉원주대 면역학 ppt자료[아동건강교육] 모유 분유 이유식 -영유아 관련 건강자료 스크랩[레포트자료] Liver cancer (간암)관련 Report[레포트자료]에이즈 관련 좀 더 업그레이드하여 자료를 보완하여 과제물을 꼼꼼하게 정성을 들어 작성했습니다. 위 자료 요약정리 잘되어 있으니 잘 참고하시어 학업에 나날이 발전이 있기를 기원합니다 ^^ 구입자 분의 앞날에 항상 무궁한 발전과 행복과 행운이 깃들기를 홧팅 면역이란 질병 특히 감염성 질병으로부터 숙주를 보호하는 체계를 말한다. 즉 우리 몸에는 면역기능이 있어서 질병에 걸리지 않고 일상생활을 할 수 있는 것이다. 우리도 모르는 사이에 면역기능에 의하여 병원균이 침입할 수도 없게 되기도 하고 일시적으로 질병이 생기다가도 곧 완전히 회복되기도 하며 자신도 모르는 사이에 질병에 대하여 저항성을 얻게 되기도 한다. 면역현상에 대한 보다 구체적인 관찰 및 이용은 오래 전부터 이미 존재하여 왔다. 고대 중국에서는 천연두 환자의 고름을 채취하여 건강한 사람에게 접종함으로서 천연두를 예방하고자 하였다 (variolation). 이러한 방법으로 일부의 사람에서는 천연두에 대한 예방 효과를 얻기도 하였지만 오히려 천연두에 걸리는 경우도 자주 있었다. 이러한 방법은 유럽으로 전파되어 영국의사 E. Jenner에 의하여 개량되어 종두법으로 발전되게 된다. 그는 천연두환자의 고름을 이용하는 것은 너무 위험한 방법이라고 생각하였으며 소의 천연두 (우두)에 걸렸던 사람들은 천연두에 잘 걸리지 않는 것을 보고 소의 어떤 물질이 천연두에 대하여 저항성을 가져다 줄 것이라고 생각하였다. 1798년에 그는 소의 천연두 상처에서 고름을 채취하여 이를 건강한 사람에게 접종함으로서 안전하게 천연두의 감염을 예방할 수 있다는 것을 확인하였다. 이 방법을 종두법 (vaccination)이라고 부르며 이것이 면역현상에 대한 최초의 과학적이며 실체적인 확인이었다. 표 1)에서는 면역학 분야의 획기적인 발견들을 요약해 놓은 것으로 1901년에 본베링이 항혈청을 이용한 혈청치료법 (antitoxin therapy)을 개발한 공로로 최초의 노벨생리의학상 수상자가 된 것을 시작으로 Bordet의 보체 Porter 와 Edelman의 항체구조 Jerne의 network theory Burnet과 Medawar의 면역내성 (immune tolerance) Snell과 Benacerraff의 MHC 발견 Zinkernagel과 Doherty의 MHC 기능에 대한 연구 Tonegawa의 항체유전자의 분리등을 거쳐 면역학에 대한 이해는 단순히 하우언항체 반응의 수준을 뛰어 넘는 보다 복잡한 과정으로 이해되고 있다. 또한 면역학의 발달은 실질적인 질병의 치료와 진단에도 크게 기여를 하였다. von Behring의 혈청치료법 Landesteiner의 혈액형 분류 Richet의 anaphylaxis Kohler와 MIlstein의 단일클론항체 Thomas와Murray등의 이식면역학적 연구등이 대표적인 예이다. 최근에 들어 면역현상에 대한 이해는 세포생물학과 분자생물학의 발달로 급속히 이루어지고 있으며 인간의 유전자의 염기배열이 다 밝혀짐에 따라 면역현상에 대한 보다 깊이 있는 이해가 가능해 질 것으로 기대된다. 일반적으로 면역반응은 외부에서 우리 몸으로 들어오는 모든 물질에 대해서 나타나는 데 그 중에서도 특히 살아있는 생명체인 미생물들이 질병의 발생과 직접적으로 또는 간접적으로 관련되어있기 때문에 이들에 대한 면역반응이 숙주에게 매우 중요하다고 할 수 있다. 만약에 우리 몸의 면역체계가 침입하는 미생물들을 효과적으로 제거하거나 억제하지 못하게 되면 이들이 우리 몸에서 증식하여 질병을 일으킬 수도 있다. 미생물에 대한 면역반응이 중요하기는 하지만 면역반응이 단지 미생물들에 대하여 만 일어나는 것은 아니다. 면역반응은 여러 종류의 화학물질에 대하여도 나타나며 자신의 세포나 외부에서 이식된 세포에 대해서도 나타날 수 있다. 특히 정상세포가 변형되어 만들어진 암세포는 면역반응에 의하여 수시로 제거되고 있으며 (immune surveillance 면역 정찰) 이식된 세포에 대한 면역반응은 이식된 장기를 해치게 되어 (graft rejection 이식 거부) 장기이식에서 가장 중요한 장애요인이 되기도 한다. 면역은 질병으로부터 숙주를 보호하는 과정임에도 불구하고 면역반응이 언제나 자신에게 유리하게만 나타나는 것은 아니다. 일반적으로 방어에 관여하는 요소들은 침입자를 제거하는 방법들을 갖추게 되는 데 이를 잘 사용하면 숙주를 보호하는 데 사용되지만 그렇지 않은 경우는 오히려 자신을 해치게 될 수도 있다. 이러한 대표적인 예로서 감염증에서 흔하게 볼 수 있는 염증반응 (inflammation)을 들 수 있다. 미생물이 우리 몸에 들어오면 이들을 제거하기 위하여 면역세포들이 미생물이 있는 곳에 많이 모이게 되는 데 이를 염증반응이라 한다. 염증반응결과 만들어지거나 활성화된 물질이나 세포들은 미생물을 제거하기도 하지만 종종 이웃한 세포나 조직에 손상을 끼칠 수 있게 되어 실제로 많은 감염증들이 염증성 질환으로 나타나기도 하여 간염 폐염 기관지염 등등 각종 염증성 질환을 유도하기고 한다. 해로운 면역반응의 또 다른 예로는 알기도한다 (allergy)와 같은 과민반응(hypersensit -ivity)을 들을 수 있다. 이 반응은 외부에서 들어온 물질이 별로 해가 되지 않아 그냥 두어도 되는데 민감하게 반응하여 나타나는 귀찮은 반응 중 하나이다. 또한 자신의 세포나 조직에 대하여 면역반응이 일어나 질병이 발생하는 자가면역증 (autoimmune disease)도 해로운 면역반응의 하나이며 다른 사람의 장기에 대하여 면역반응이 일어나 조직이식을 어렵게 하는 조직이식 거부반응도 귀찮은 면역반응 중에 하나가 된다. 일반적으로 면역반응은 세균처럼 하나의 세포로 구성된 생명체에서 보다는 여러 개의 세포들이 모여서 이루어진 다세포 생명체에서 잘 발달되어 있다. 단세포 생명체들은 감염이 되면 최악의 경우 자신이 죽어버리면 되지만 다세포 생명체들은 자신을 다시 만든다는 것이 쉽지 않으므로 가능하면 침입자를 제거해야 한다. 또한 다세포생명체는 다른 여러 가지의 세포들이 모여서 만들어진 생명체이므로 이들 세포들 간의 조화도 자신을 유지하는 데 매우 중요하다. 즉 자신이 가지고 있는 세포들이 서로 잘 지낼 수 있는 친구와 같은 세포들인지 아니면 자신에게 해악이 되는 적과 같은 세포들인지를 구별해야 할 필요가 있다. 국가의 경우도 그 사회를 유지하기 위하여 내부 치안을 위하여 경찰이 필요하고 외부에서 침입하는 적을 막기위하여 군대가 있는 것 처럼 면역체계도 자신 외부에서 발생하는 문제 뿐아니라 내부에서 발생하는 문제도 잘 제어하여야 할 필요가 있었을 것이다. 아마도 면역이란 이러한 필요성 즉 내부의 적과 외부의 적을 모두 가려 내야 하는 임무를 충족시키기 위하여 진화되어 왔는지도 모른다. 생명체가 점점 고등화되어 감에 따라 이러한 문제들이 점점 더 심각해지게 되며 그러한 문제들을 해결하기 위하여 고등생물들의 면역체계는 점점 더 복잡해지고 전문화 되게 되었다. 하나의 세포로 구성된 생명체에서도 면역반응과 같은 현상은 볼 수 있다. 예를 들어 아메바와 같은 원생동물 (protozoa)은 식균작용 (phagocytosis)을 통하여 다른 미생물을 잡아먹을 수가 있으며 Streptomyces와 같은 세균이나 많은 종류의 곰팡이들은 항생물질 (antibiotics)을 만들어 주위의 다른 미생물의 성장을 억제하고 있다. 세포와 세포를 서로 구분하는 능력은 산호나 해면동물과 같은 하등생물에서 처음으로 관찰할 수가 있다. 어떤 산호에 다른 산호를 잘라서 부쳐주면 이식된 산호가 자라지 못하고 죽게 되는데 (graft rejection) 이러한 현상은 이식 받은 산호가 이식된 산호를 남 (foreign)으로 인식할 수 있다는 것을 보여주는 것이다 (recognition of nonself). 해면동물에서는 같은 종류의 해면동물이 서로 합쳐져서 자라는 아주 특이적인 응집 현상을 볼 수 있는 데 이는 해면동물이 자신의 것에 대한 인식기능이 있다는 것을 보여주는 것이다 (recognition of self). 하등 생물에서 나타나는 식균작용이나 자신의 것과 남의 것을 인식하는 성질은 면역현상의 기초가 되며 고등 생물의 면역에서도 볼 수 있는 현상들이다. 동물이 진화되어가면서 점진적으로 면역반응의 종류도 다양화되고 보다 더 전문화되고 있으며 포유동물들에는 사람이 가지고 있는 여러 가지의 면역기능들이 모두 존재하며 비슷하게 작용하는 것으로 받아들여지고 있다 포유동물에서 면역계를 구성하는 요소들은 동물들마다 서로 비슷하며 나타나는 면역반응도 비슷하다. 그러므로 사람의 면역계에 대한 연구는 대부분의 경우 실험동물을 이용하여 훨씬 과학적으로 이루어질 수 있다. 면역학은 실험을 통하여 이해되고 입증되는 실험과학이며 이러한 면역학 연구에는 병원에서 얻어진 사람에 대한 임상결과들도 이용될 뿐 아니라 토끼 (rabbit) 생쥐 (mouse) 기니픽 (guinea pig)등과 같은 실험동물이 직접적으로 이용되기도 한다. 이들 실험동물들 중에서 생쥐는 면역학에 대한 이해에 상당한 공헌을 한 생명체이다.생쥐가 면역학실험에 많이 이용된 이유는 다음의 여러 가지를 들 수가 있을 것이다. 우선 생쥐는 사람과 같은 포유동물이므로 그 면역체계가 사람의 면역체계와 매우 비슷하여 생쥐에서 얻은 연구결과가 대부분 사람에서도 같은 방법으로 나타나는 것으로 확인되고 있다. 또한 생쥐는 사람에 비하여 아주 작으며 한 세대간의 길이가 약 6주정도 밖에 안되어 새로운 개체를 얻기가 매우 쉽다는 장점이 있다. 이러한 성질은 생쥐를 형제 자매끼리 교배하여 (내교배 inbreeding) 유전적인 배경이 동일한 생쥐의 strain을 얻는 데 이용되었다. 이와 같이 하여 얻어진 생쥐를 내교배 생쥐 (inbred strain)라고 부르는데 같은 inbred strain에 속하는 생쥐들은 사람에서는 일란성 쌍둥이와 같아서 서로 같은 생쥐로 취급된다. 이러한 inbred strain을 이용하게 되면 연구를 통하여 얻어진 결과를 해석하는 데 있어서 각 개체들 간의 유전자의 차이에 의한 영향은 고려하지 않아도 된다는 용이한 점이 있다. 현재에는 이들 생쥐 strain들을 이용하여 재조합 생쥐 (recombinant strain) congenic strain transgenic mice등의 새로운 변형생쥐들이 만들어지고 있으며 최근에는 유전자 조작을 통하여 특정한 유전자가 돌연변이된 돌연변이 생 면역에 관여하는 세포에 대해 구체적으로 설명 면역관여세포, 면역관련 4가지형태의 과민반응의 특징과 주요질환, 4가지형태의 과민반응별 질환 발생기전, 종양의 병기, 악성종양에 대한 병기 TNM분류방법, 종양이 인체에 미치는 국소영향 전신영향 [2015기초간호과학]봄관련주제 유아교육활동자료, 봄주제활동지도자료인간과사회1B)내가살아온이력자료로하여우리사회의역사및사회구조와어떤관련을맺고형성분석0k[면역관련질환] 면역질환 - 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    Il Sindaco di Capoliveri Ruggero Barbetti (ex Dc, ex An, ex FI, ora Lega) e membro del direttivo del Parco Nazionale dell’Arcipelago Toscano torna alla carica con una sua vecchia idea sempre respinta dalle altre istituzioni: realizzare un campo profughi a Pianosa, una delle 7 isole del Parco Nazionale dell’Arcipelago Toscano, protetta sia a terra che a Mare. Barbetti spiega che «L'isola, che si trova a poche miglia dall'Elba, potrebbe diventare una soluzione per affrontare in modo risolutivo il tema dell’immigrazione. La nostra società democratica è strutturata su diritti e doveri e all’interno dei diritti e dei doveri ci sono le regole, regole che devono necessariamente essere rispettate da tutti, anche dai profughi e dai migranti. Come sindaco sono favorevole alla realizzazione a Pianosa anche di una tendopoli organizzata, capace di accogliere i migranti e dove poter procedere velocemente alla selezione di coloro che hanno diritto ad asilo politico e quelli che non ne hanno. Il piano Pianosa, l'isola dell'ex carcere di massima sicurezza, mi risulta che sia stato in valutazione in passato, anche se il Viminale non si è mai espresso ufficialmente. Sull'isola oggi lavora già una piccola comunità di detenuti in semilibertà, che gestiscono l'unico albergo per pochi turisti oltre ad altre attività complementari».

    Secondo il Sindaco di Capoliveri ed ex commissario del Parco Nazionale al tempo del ministro dell’ambiente Altero Matteoli, «A Pianosa si potrebbe quindi creare un centro di smistamento, dove vengano identificati e selezionati i nuovi profughi e i nuovi clandestini che siamo obbligati ad accettare. Così come avviene a Manus Island: l'isola della Papua Nuova Guinea dove l'Australia gestisce i migranti che arrivano dall'Indonesia. Nel frattempo potrebbero «lavorare per recuperare l'immenso patrimonio edilizio dell'isola». Oltre all'ex carcere, che potrebbe funzionare per l'accoglienza, ci sono molte strutture tra cui anche quelle dove vivevano le guardie carcerarie con le famiglie, in abbandono da venti anni».

    A rispondere per primo al sindaco è Umberto Mazzantini, responsabile nazionale isole minori di Legambiente e collega di Barbetti nel direttivo del Parco per conto elle Associazioni ambientaliste, Secondo l’ambientalista elbano, «Quella di Barbetti di mandare profughi e migranti a Pianosa ormai è una fissazione e, come sempre evita di dire che la sua proposta di organizzare una tendopoli (sic!) di profughi e migranti a Pianosa è in contrasto con le normative italiane (Legge 394/91) e le Direttive europee (Habitat e Uccelli)  e con gli strumenti urbanistici e il Piano del Parco Nazionale dell’Arcipelago Toscano e probabilmente con il Piano Paesaggistico della Regione Toscana, Tra l’altro non mi  risulta che Barbetti sia ancora diventato Presidente del Consiglio, Sindaco del Comune di Campo nell’Elba, Presidente del Parco o Presidente della Commissione europea».

    Ma quel che più stupisce Mazzantini nella proposta di Barbetti è un altro aspetto:«Sarebbe poi comico, se non fosse tragico, l’esempio da seguire secondo Barbetti, cioè quello del campo di concentramento realizzato dall’Australia sull’Isola di Manus, in Papua Nuova Guinea, dove, a differenza di quanto scrive il sindaco di Capoliveri e membro del Direttivo del Parco Nazionale, ci sono stati suicidi, rivolte, abusi fisici e psicologici, violenze sulle donne e torture. Un successo così grande e “democratico” che l’Australia è stata condannata da Amnesty International e dall’Onu, e un anno fa il governo conservatore australiano ha concluso un accordo extragiudiziale per oltre 70 milioni di dollari australiani (49 milioni di euro), più costi legali per 20 milioni di dollari, per risarcire i profughi e richiedenti asilo per fatti accaduti a Manus tra il 2012 e il 2014. Forse Barbetti non lo sa, ma nel 2016 la Corte Suprema della Papua Nuova Guinea ha dichiarato la struttura «illegale e incostituzionale», e il premier papuano Peter O’ Neill ha decretato la chiusura del campo di Manus. Ora 600 richiedenti asilo rimangono sull'isola, molti vivono in un limbo legale e nella disperazione in "strutture di transizione dalla detenzione", sono iraniani, afghani, birmani, siriani e pakistani fuggiti dalla guerra o dalle persecuzioni politiche e religiose o contro le minoranze etniche e sessuali. E’ davvero questo il modello “democratico” rifiutato da Papua Nuova Guinea e ritenuto un disastro in tutto il mondo che Barbetti intende importare a Pianosa in piena estate 2018?»

    Mazzantini conclude: «Sarebbe bene sapere al più presto anche cosa ne pensano di questa idea il Sindaco di Campo nell’Elba,  il presidente del Parco e il Presidente e l’Assessore all’ambiente della regione Toscana, ma soprattutto il ministro dell’ambiente Costa».

    L'articolo Il sindaco di Capoliveri vuole confinare i profughi a Pianosa: facciamo come a Manus sembra essere il primo su Greenreport: economia ecologica e sviluppo sostenibile.


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    As the Ebola caseload rises to over 5,350, aid agencies and governments in countries not yet affected by the deadly virus are gearing up for its potential spread across new borders by pre-positioning supplies, training health workers, identifying isolation centres, and disseminating prevention campaign messages, among other activities.

    Countries that share a land border with the affected countries, including Côte d'Ivoire, Guinea Bissau, and Mali, are considered to be most at risk.

    "It is vitally important that, countries - especially surrounding countries that don't have Ebola cases as of yet - are prepared for a worst case scenario," said Pieter Desloovere, a spokesperson for the World Health Organization (WHO).

    In August, WHO issued an Ebola Response Roadmap to help countries across the region limit the spread of the virus. One of its three objectives is to strengthen the ability of all countries to detect and deal with any potential cases.

    "The reason that Ebola started in Guinea and has since spread to Liberia and other countries is that no one was paying attention," said Grev Hunt, the UN Children's Fund's (UNICEF's) sub-regional coordinator for the Ebola outbreak. "We were caught unaware. But now, we are paying very close attention to what is going on and making sure the same thing won't happen again."

    Unlike in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, where response plans and training materials had to be created from scratch, UNICEF is now replicating those resources and giving them to neighbouring countries, saving time and effort.

    The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) says they have put in place Ebola preparedness and response activities in 11 countries across West Africa, and many local and international NGOs have been pre-positioning medical supplies, training health workers and educating the public.

    "Failing to plan is actually planning to fail," said Unni Krishnan, the head of disaster preparedness and response for Plan International. "And we know from previous disasters that a dollar you put towards preparedness... tends to save thousands, even hundreds of thousands, of lives."

    Preparedness funds

    Key to prevention and preparedness in at-risk countries is having access to timely funding, said the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). Senegal currently has US$5.7 million at the ready to use towards Ebola preparation and prevention.

    Mali has around $3.6 million and Côte d'Ivoire $2.9 million. In Guinea Bissau, where the health system is extremely weak, only $800,000 is currently available for Ebola-related activities. "It's quite a fragile situation right now," said Daniel Sanha, a communication officers for the Guinea Bissau Red Cross. "We have a contingency plan in place, but the Red Cross still has no funds to implement any Ebola intervention activities. At the same time, the government doesn't have enough funds or equipment to take all the necessary precautions."

    Mass public education campaigns

    National media campaigns, including radio shows, TV programmes and other on-air broadcasts, are now under way in all sub-regional countries to educate people about Ebola and give them enough information to protect themselves, as well as to prevent rumours and misunderstandings from spreading.

    "This is the first time we have had an Ebola outbreak in West Africa and part of the challenge we are facing is that people have no idea what the disease actually is or how it is spread," Desloovere said.

    Volunteers in Senegal, Mali, Côte d'Ivoire and Guinea-Bissau are handing out pamphlets and flyers door to door, as well as posting them in public areas. Social media platforms, including Facebook and Twitter, along with text messages to mobile phone subscribers, are being used by Health Ministries and aid agencies to transmit information and to remind people to practise safe hygiene measures, and to go to a clinic if they detect symptoms.

    UNICEF says the messages, which have all been approved by the Ministries of Health, are transmitted in local languages and in culturally appropriate ways. Rather than urging families not to bury their dead in the traditional way, for instance, aid agencies work with communities to find a safer burial procedure that both are comfortable with.

    "Our message is very simple," said Buba Darbo, the head of disaster management for the Gambian Red Cross. "Don't touch a sick person, don't touch a dead body. If everyone follows this advice they will prevent themselves from getting Ebola."

    Some messaging specifies that people should avoid shaking hands as a gesture of greeting.

    Aid agencies have also begun working with religious leaders and local community leaders to spread messages about what to do, and not do, in case of possible Ebola infections.

    Health worker training

    Doctors and nurses across the region are being trained to spot possible cases, as well as to follow protocol for reporting suspected cases, how to prevent any further contamination and how to protect themselves.

    "Educating and protecting our health workers is a top priority," said Ibrahima Sy, a grants manager and health expert with the Open Society Initiative of West Africa (OSIWA). "We need to put at their disposal all the materials they need to avoid contamination, and arm them with the information they need to avoid further spread of this virus."

    In Côte d'Ivoire, for example, the Red Cross has been conducting staged simulations of Ebola cases, so that health workers know exactly what to do if they encounter a suspected case.

    "We hope Ebola never comes here, but if a case were to be declared today, with the emergency health system we have in place, we are ready to take charge of it," said Franck Kodjo, the communications officer for Côte d'Ivoire's Red Cross. "All the actors, from the Ministry of Health to the local volunteers, we are prepared to take it on."

    Other countries, such as The Gambia, have been training healthcare workers on how to handle the dead bodies of suspected cases.

    Thus far over 300 health workers in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone have contracted Ebola, according to WHO.

    Specialized prevention and response teams

    To help coordinate prevention efforts and put such measures in place, many countries have created multi-sectorial committees to implement the measures. Senegal's National Crisis Committee, for example, now has a 10-committee unit dedicated to Ebola prevention and containment. They have been working with the Ministry of Health and other key partners, including the Senegalese Red Cross and WHO, to engage in activities such as resource mobilization, media and communication, surveillance, logistics, security and clinical care. The Gambia has a similar seven-committee Ebola response unit, which works alongside the government and various health partners and NGOs to implement prevention measures.

    Pre-positioning materials

    Items such as soap, chlorine, gloves, disinfectant materials, medicines, medical equipment, and hygiene kits are being stocked in countries across the region. In Mali, protection kits have also been given to some of the volunteers who are involved in contact tracing and mass education campaigns.

    Identifying isolation and treatment centres

    Some treatment centres and isolation units in at-risk countries have been pre-identified, but not in sufficient numbers, say aid agency staff.

    Cameroon now has isolation centres and laboratories in selected hospitals throughout the country, as well as a quarantine zone in the Southwest Region of the country, near the Nigerian border. The Gambia has also established three Ebola treatment centres: one in the greater Banjul area, the second in the country's "middle belt", and the third in the far east. Senegal has established an isolation unit and has testing facilities at its Institute Pasteur, as do the Institute Pasteur in Côte d'Ivoire and laboratories in Mali. Guinea-Bissau has not yet identified isolation units.

    Border closings and surveillance measures

    Despite strong recommendations by WHO not to close borders, or to restrict travel to or from the affected countries, seven African countries have decided not to allow anyone from an Ebola-affected country in or out. Senegal and Côte d'Ivoire, for example, have shut all land, sea and air borders with Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia. Guinea Bissau has closed its land borders with Guinea, and Guinea, in an attempt to contain the outbreak, has shut its land borders with Sierra Leone and Liberia. Cameroon has also closed its land and air borders with Nigeria though refugees fleeing Boko Haram attacks have been crossing the border.

    All countries in the sub-region now have health workers posted at all main border crossings and points of entry, including the airports, where incoming travellers are screened for Ebola-like symptoms.

    In Nigeria, where 21 cases have been confirmed, health workers are also going around communities to check people's temperatures and seek out the sick. Many schools, shops and restaurants now have handwashing stations set up outside their doors.

    "It has become an everyday sight to see temperature-taking devices both at major border crossings, as well as hospitals and offices," said O. Nwakpa, of the Nigerian Red Cross. "They take our temperature and give you hand sanitizer each time you enter a building."

    In Mauritania, not only do incoming travellers go through health checks, but outgoing travellers do as well, as the capital, Nouakchott, is considered a "last stop" before Europe.

    Many communities in border areas most at risk have also created neighborhood watch programmes, in which people are encouraged to report anyone who shows Ebola-like symptoms.

    Countries, such as Burkina Faso and Senegal, have set up toll-free numbers for people to call and report suspected cases.

    Restricting public gatherings

    To avoid potential bodily contact, many countries, such as The Gambia, have restricted or prohibited large public gatherings.

    In Burkina Faso, the government has cancelled important high-level meetings, including the African Union Employment and Poverty Reeducation conference, which was scheduled to be held in the first week of September.

    NGOs and health volunteers across the region say they have stopped performing educational theatre sketches on Ebola for fear of encouraging crowds to gather.

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    SC/13417

    11 JULY 2018

    SECURITY COUNCIL

    8307TH MEETING (AM)

    Note: A complete summary of today's Security Council meeting will be made available after its conclusion.

    Briefings

    AMINA MOHAMMED, Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations, declared: “It is clear that climate change is a real threat and is proceeding at a relentless pace.” The years 2015, 2016 and 2017 were the three warmest years on record, carbon dioxide levels continue to rise and resulting droughts, wildfires, heat waves and floods are being witnessed around the world. While no country will be spared from those effects, they disproportionately impact socially vulnerable and marginalized groups. “We must act together, with a joint vision and a commitment to multilateral cooperation,” she said, stressing that the impacts of climate change will go beyond the strictly environmental and “is inextricably linked to some of the most pressing challenges of our time”. Fragile countries are at risk of becoming stuck in a cycle of conflict and climate disaster; where resilience is eroded, communities may be displaced and exposed to exploitation. Citing the drastic shrinking of Lake Chad — by more than 90 per cent since the 1960s — she said the resulting environmental degradation, socioeconomic marginalization and insecurity affects some 45 million people.

    Recalling that she had grown up in that region, she emphasized that she had seen the impact of climate change with her own eyes — “it is real”. Meanwhile, the Boko Haram insurgency in north-east Nigeria and neighbouring countries has left more than 10 million people displaced and resulted in massive destruction of infrastructure, health and educational facilities, commercial buildings, private houses and agricultural assets. The multidimensional nature of those crises underlined the complex relationship between climate change and conflict, she said, urging Council members to view climate change as “one issue in a web of factors that can lead to conflict”. It acts as a multiplier, applying additional stress on prevailing political, social and economic pressure points. Acting on climate change is urgent, and an integral part of building a culture of prevention and ensuring peace, she said. Outlining various ways the United Nations is currently tackling the risks posed by climate change — in particular in the Lake Chad Basin, West Africa, the Sahel region and the Horn of Africa — she said the Organization takes seriously its responsibilities and stands determined to fully mobilize against the phenomenon.

    In that vein, she cited the Secretary-General’s forthcoming report in conjunction with the United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS), which will report on recent developments including the climate-security nexus in the region. The recalibrated United Nations integrated strategy for the Sahel is also taking a climate-oriented focus, prioritizing building resilience, improving the management of natural resources and decreasing malnutrition and food insecurity. At the international level, the United Nations helped to connect efforts to combat climate change and ensure that its related frameworks are linked up and complement one another. In September, the Secretary-General will convene a climate summit to galvanize greater climate ambition for the 2015 Paris Agreement on climate change. Going forward, she said, the world also needed to push towards getting its greenhouse‑gas emissions under control — namely, well below the 2°C target — and to pursue the 1.5°C target as agreed in the Paris Agreement. Further work must place women at the heart of such efforts, as they remain disproportionately affected by climate change, and the United Nations should work to build institutional capacity and foster partnerships in impacted regions.

    HASSAN AL-JANABI, Minister for Water Resources of Iraq, said the debate is a step forward regarding international responses to new challenges, as climate change has a negative impact on the pillars of peace. Rising temperatures exacerbate other threats and risks, increasing their complexity and intensity while making it impossible for countries to implement the Sustainable Development Goals amid growing numbers of displaced persons and migrants desperately looking to improve their lives. Major river basins in Iraq and the rest of the region are subject to the greatest ever threat, resulting from climate change, as well as competition for shared water resources.

    He said the absence of implementable bilateral and multilateral agreements or regional frameworks for the equitable use of shared water is contributing to potential conflicts that could and should be avoided. The combined effect of climate change consequences, including a reported 25 per cent decline in rainfall and snowfall, and the operational modes of large dams that reduced the rate of inflows by 50 per cent in the Euphrates River since 1998 has triggered desertification, shrinking green cover and rising temperatures while reducing land productivity. This is true for the whole region, as climate change and water depletion are destroying soil fertility and causing food insecurity.

    The international community must intervene to enhance resilience and stability in fragile areas, he said. In taking proactive and preventive actions, the global community can avoid humanitarian tragedies, typically most heavily felt by women, children and vulnerable groups. Many of the measures required may be legally binding on member States of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification or the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and compatible with commitments to the Sustainable Development Goals. Providing an example, he said excessive water use and the diversion of ancient rivers are among factors that led to the environmentally deteriorating Iraqi delta of the Shatt al-Arab waterway. Efforts to revive marshlands at the confluence of the great rivers in Mesopotamia have returned life and the native population to the area after decades, leading the area to be enlisted in 2016 as a World Heritage Site. In the face of current water scarcity, the Site could only be saved if effective and cooperative regional approaches are implemented and Member States’ obligations to relevant conventions are met.

    Turning to other threats, he said Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Da’esh) has wreaked havoc on the population and the land and its resources. An approach to the phenomenon of terrorism requires a coordinated, international and regional approach to extinguish hotspots threating peace and security, with Goal 13 on climate change being beneficial to the region. Iraq fully supports diplomatic means to solve water scarcity issues, including through “water diplomacy” and similar initiatives intending to maintain the security of the planet with a view to creating an environment of trust and cooperation.

    HINDOU IBRAHIM, International Indigenous Peoples Forum on Climate Change, said that the Security Council must address climate change as a security risk. Climate change is humiliating millions of people by trapping the poorest in poverty. In the Sahel, 90 per cent of the economy relies on agriculture and pastoralism. A heat wave and drought has the potential to immediately hurt the economy and the people, she added. At the regional level, climate change contributes to reinforcing terrorist groups as they take advantage of poverty to recruit the youngest and most fragile. Climate change also creates insecurity at the international level. Take a man in the Sahel, for example, she said. He must take care of his family, feed them and pay for his children’s education. He has two choices: either he can join a terrorist group, that can pay him with money coming from illegal activities, or he can try to cross the Mediterranean Sea to find a job in Europe.

    Even in the smallest nomadic community you can find a bottle of Coca Cola, but you cannot find electricity or a radio, she said. “Why give them things that are useless, but not things that can help them and keep them in peace,” she asked. Invest in the local development, she urged the international community, stressing also the need to directly invest in local people and their well-being. Development projects are often limited to big cities, ignoring the people living far from town. She urged the international community to give hope to the young in the Sahel. “They do not have a choice but you do have a choice,” she stressed, adding: “You must give them something beyond hope, because they do not deserve to just survive, they deserve a life.”

    Statements

    MARGOT WALLSTRÖM, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Sweden and Council President for July, spoke in her national capacity, noting that, during her recent visit to the Sahel region, she met with people dealing first hand with the everyday consequences that a changing climate was having on peace and security. Migrants and refugees are displaced by droughts and floods and traditional livelihoods, such as fishing and farming have evaporated, giving rise to tensions.

    “The link between climate and security continues to be a priority for Sweden in this Council,” she said, calling on the organ to “catch up with the changing reality on the ground”. It has been seven years since the Council last debated climate and security, and it is far past time to further discuss how climate change interacts with the drivers of conflict. In that regard, she stressed that the Council first needs to better understand climate-related security risks themselves; it must develop improved tools and reporting on the issue; it should support the establishment of an institutional home for climate and security‑related issues within the United Nations system; and it must frame its response based on the efforts of countries on the front line, learning from their experiences and good practices.

    EUGENE RHUGGENAATH, Prime Minister of Curaçao, speaking on behalf of the Netherlands, said that, where climate change threatens international security, the Council has a responsibility to act, pressing delegates to imagine if, 15 years ago, they could have foreseen the millions of people in the Lake Chad region needing relief from water stress, or those in Somalia displaced by severe drought. By responding in a timely manner to warning signs of climate-related security risks “we can adequately address root causes, prevent instability and conflict, and sustain peace”, he said. The Council must ensure action by the United Nations, both in New York and in the affected countries, notably through greater analytic capability, needed for risk assessments, conflict analysis and early warning. It also should encourage conflict- and climate-sensitive prevention and development efforts, as well as encourage the Secretary-General to include climate‑related risks in his reports to the Council, when appropriate. Institutionalized cooperation, properly coordinated across the Organization, was also vital.

    YERZHAN ASHIKBAYEV, Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan, said climate change is becoming a central theme throughout the world community. It poses a risk as a “threat multiplier”. Calling for “climate diplomacy” to become a part of the United Nations overall conflict prevention efforts, he said it should also be treated as an underpinning concept in sustaining peace — not an end process, but one which ran parallel to prevention, resolution, recovery and rehabilitation. He also called for better climate-related security risk assessments and management strategies, stronger international cooperation, more joint projects to build the capacity of developing countries and investments in new diversified economies. Kazakhstan, for its part, has taken voluntary action to cut its use of fossil fuels by 2030 and replace it with renewable energy by 2050.

    KAREN PIERCE (United Kingdom) said the nexus between climate and security “is not an abstract risk” but one that already threatens lives and livelihoods around the world. The shocking estimate that 720 million people are at risk of being pushed into poverty by 2050 by climate change could also mean reversing the major gains of recent years. “We are working against ourselves if we don’t take action against this,” she stressed, noting that the United Kingdom is committed to championing efforts to build greater resilience to climate change in collaboration with a range of actors. It has also committed $7.7 billion in international climate finance, and is among the first countries to carry out a national climate risk assessment.

    GUSTAVO MEZA-CUADRA (Peru) underscored the vital importance of understanding the humanitarian crises and conflicts sparked in part by climate change, as well as the threats they pose to international peace and security. The Council must strengthen and harmonize its coordination with those United Nations bodies and agencies charged with addressing the impacts of climate change while fully respecting the mandates of those offices. Spotlighting Peru’s particular vulnerability to the impacts of climate change, he said the retreat of High Andes tropical glaciers has led to floods and other serious challenges. The Council must better shape its decisions, on a case-by-case basis, informed by a stronger understanding of such evolving, modern challenges as climate change. In that vein, he asked the Council to consider a correct assessment of climate risks — as well as the tools required to mitigate them — and to collaborate more closely with a wider range of partners.

    JONATHAN R. COHEN (United States) said the Council should consider phenomena such as natural disasters — as well as others that impacted populations and caused widespread displacement — in its work. “In response to these crises, we are all on the same side,” he said, noting that the United States currently applied innovative solutions to assist countries around the globe. In that regard, he described projects aimed at restoring access to water and electricity to Iraqi communities formerly under the control of ISIL/Da’esh, adding that it had contributed $265 million to the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Funding Facility for Immediate Stabilization in Iraq since 2015. Outlining a range of other joint projects — including alongside the Governments of the Netherlands and Sweden — he said the United States is also listening carefully to developments in the Lake Chad Basin region and recognized the special challenges faced by small island developing States.

    FRANÇOIS DELATTRE (France) said that not a day goes by without someone falling victim to the adverse effects to climate change, whether it be drought, salinization or other threats. “We cannot turn a blind eye to the situation,” he said, urging the international community to tackle this existential challenge. “Each lost day heightens the magnitude of the threat,” he warned. The fact that Council Members are here discussing climate change in no way undermines the Paris Agreement and other multilateral frameworks on climate change. Each country must establish ambitious climate policies. This way, the international community will be positioned to keep the average global temperature in check. The international community must decide to cooperate to tackle the impacts of climate change. It is time to craft recommendations and measures that will be implemented by Governments worldwide to address the adverse impacts of climate change and protect and restore biodiversity.

    DMITRY A. POLYANSKIY (Russian Federation) said today’s Council meeting is disappointing and not because his country objects to collective efforts to address climate change. The meeting is another attempt to link the issue of environmental conservation to international peace and security. “We are creating an illusion that the Council will tackle climate issues and that there will be some kind of turning point,” he added, stressing that this is simply a “misguidance”. Climate change is a grave threat, however, the Council does not have the expertise or the mechanisms to effectively counter its effects. Climate change is not a universal challenge to be addressed as a matter of international peace and security. It should be addressed within national borders and with specialized approaches and solutions. Each United Nations agency and department must operate within its area of responsibility. Some say climate change is a threat multiplier, yet fail to acknowledge the adverse consequences of violent military operations and unilateral sanctions, as evident from experiences in Yugoslavia, Libya and Syria. No one today has mentioned the great damage caused by bombings or the subsequent health hazards caused to the people living there. The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) bombing of Yugoslavia caused a spike in cancer among people living in the affected area. In Libya, the bombing of oil fields led to significant damage to the atmosphere, he said, also noting the adverse effects of the intervention in Syria and the fighting in Donetsk, Ukraine. The Russian Federation stood ready to and is already contributing to efforts to combat climate change. However, today’s discussion is a departure from practical action.

    VERÓNICA CORDOVA SORIA (Bolivia) said developing countries continue to bear the brunt of the effects of climate change. Between 2000 and 2013, 211 million people were affected by extreme and catastrophic disasters. Some of the most industrial countries are shirking their responsibilities, she said, stressing the need to address the capitalist and excessive consumption models. Climate change represents an existential threat, loss of biodiversity and a loss of food security. The shortage of natural resources can further flame tensions. The adverse impact of climate change brings in its wake a range of direct and indirect consequences, violating many basic human rights. “We need to pursue a cooperative and coordinated approach,” she added, expressing concern that large military empires have destroyed entire civilizations to seize oil and other resources. The inequality between States is immoral and intolerable, she added.

    TEKEDA ALEMU (Ethiopia) called on Council members to draw lessons from today’s meeting, especially regarding the need to “not be partial” on such critical issues as climate change. He called for concerted global action and described the 2015 adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development as “multilateralism at its best”. In some circumstances, climate change could create conditions leading to conflict or exacerbate it, he said, spotlighting the high risk of cross-border conflicts or tensions around natural resources. However, it is important to note that climate-related environmental changes do not automatically result in conflict. In that regard, he called for enhanced efforts to address the root causes of such climate-induced problems as mass migration and displacement. Such global accords as the Paris Agreement are prerequisites in that regard, he said, noting that developed countries should fulfil their commitments under those agreements, assisting developing nations to meet their climate change mitigation needs.

    MA ZHAOXU (China) said the international community should work together to address climate change by “actively rising up to existing challenges”. That means providing assistance to developing countries, including through technology transfer. Meanwhile, States must uphold the international principles of equality and justice, respect global climate-related agreements, reject “zero-sum mentalities” and promote win-win outcomes. The international community should implement the Paris Agreement while also adhering to the principle of common but differentiated responsibility and respecting differences in the circumstances of States. Calling on the global community to build a new concept of common, comprehensive security and sustainable development, he said China has long participated in global action on climate change, including in the context of South-South cooperation, and remains committed to assisting other countries going forward.

    ILAHIRI ALCIDE DJEDJE (Côte d’Ivoire), noting that the impact of climate change could create fertile ground for the activities of extremist groups, he said the Lake Chad Basin and Sahel regions symbolize the environmental challenges being faced across the entire African continent. Against that backdrop, United Nations bodies should “go beyond usual divisions” in an effort to reverse the arc of climate change, he stressed, calling on the Council to effectivity analyse the root causes of climate-related conflicts and take action to address them. Describing a large and alarming depletion in Côte d’Ivoire’s forest cover, as well as instances of drought and water scarcity, he said such challenges could compound demographic shifts, displacement and food insecurity. This is especially true where Boko Haram and other criminal networks have taken root, he said, associating himself with the outcomes of a recent African Union Peace and Security Council public debate on the nexus between climate change and conflict. Those include calls for more support for African nations struggling with those issues, as well as more action at the subregional level, he said.

    ANATOLIO NDONG MBA (Equatorial Guinea) said international peace and security are threatened by many factors. Climate change exacerbates existing risks and has a direct impact at the core of human life. It shrinks the availability of resources, flaming conflict and tensions. Climate‑related issues should be mainstreamed in all reports submitted to the Council. This would help Member States tackle its adverse effects. He urged the need to improve the analysis and information available on climate change to help the United Nations make informed decisions.

    MARIUSZ LEWICKI (Poland) said the Security Council is instrumental to enhancing United Nations response towards conflicts, in particular in the context of conflict prevention in regions affected by adverse effects of climate change, such as the Lake Chad Basin, West Africa, the Sahel and Somalia. The Council should also underline the need for better climate-related security risk assessment and management strategies. “We cannot overestimate the critical role of reliable data about climate‑change‑related risks which is key to avoid conflicts, build resilience and prevent natural disasters,” he said. Regular discussions on climate change and security in the Council could complement other deliberations being carried out throughout the United Nations.

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              0101 KANU      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

    0101 KANU from Daniel von Rüdiger on Vimeo.

    0101 fuse field recordings from Papua New Guinea with guitar loops and sample drums to cinematic Post-Rock. Carl and Daniel von Rüdiger take you on a hypnotic voyage into an intriguing world of audio-visual loops. When the trip ends, you find yourself at a beginning, without knowing how you got there.

    By involving field-recordings the pieces reflect the work of the inhabitants in the village of Kambot, at the
    shore of the Sepik River in Papua New Guinea. KANU documents the manufacture and transport of an
    dugout canoe.

    For recording, editing, mixing and mastering 0101 work closely with Reinhard Gross, head of the studio
    and label Hicktown Records. In cooperation with Hicktown the record will have a digital worldwide release, which is distributed by Cargo Records. Besides stream and download, the record will be issued as a 100-piece limited-edition vinyl. This will be an 180g individual printed art edition.


              El ministro de Pesca avanza que el nuevo acuerdo de pesca entre la UE y Marruecos se cerrará en pocos días      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

    El ministro de Agricultura, Pesca y Alimentación, Luis Planas, ha vaticinado este martes que la renovación del acuerdo de pesca entre la Unión Europea y Marruecos concluirá en "los próximos días".

    En su comparecencia ante la Comisión de Agricultura y Pesca del Congreso de los Diputados, Planas ha recordado que la vigencia de este acuerdo concluye el próximo 14 de julio y que se trata de uno de los temas prioritarios para la flota española.

    Además, el de Guinea Bissau está pendiente de una nueva ronda de negociación, ha dicho el ministro, que también ha subrayado que el Gobierno defenderá el "status quo actual" para el sector pesquero tras el brexit.

    Ha señalado también que, en materia de Política Pesquera Común, empezarán a trabajar con los informes técnicos para comenzar a preparar los consejos de noviembre y diciembre en los que se abordará este asunto.

    Otra de las medidas que el ministro se ha marcado como reto ha sido la "reordenación" del caladero nacional con acciones concretas en el Golfo de Cádiz, Canarias y el Mediterráneo, con especies concretas como el atún rojo, "donde ha habido una evolución" que hay que mantener.

    Ha definido como "fundamental" la lucha contra la pesca ilegal, que aglutina el 19% de las capturas en todo el mundo, y se ha referido también a la acuicultura, cuyas cifras "superan las de la pesca extractiva", ha señalado.

    Además, ha subrayado que en toda su gestión tendrá en cuenta el impacto social de la flota artesanal y el respeto a la estrategia de crecimiento azul. 


              7月12日はデコレーションケーキの日、日本標準時制定記念日、洋食器の日、ドゥーワップの日、ローリング・ストーンズ記念日、宇佐からあげの日、等の日      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

    2018年7月12日はどんな日?


    7月12日はデコレーションケーキの日、ラジオ本放送の日日本標準時制定記念日、人間ドックの日、ひかわ銅剣の日、洋食器の日、ドゥーワップの日、ローリング・ストーンズ記念日、宇佐からあげの日、等の日です。

    ●『デコレーションケーキの日』
    誕生日やウエディング、パーティーなどのシーンに登場するデコレーションケーキの普及とケーキデコレーション技術の向上。ケーキデコレーター・ケーキデザイナーの育成、活躍の場を広げることなどを目指す一般社団法人日本ケーキデコレーション協会が制定。デコレーションケーキの美しさ、楽しさ、おいしさをさらに多くの人に知ってもらうのが目的。日付は同協会が設立された2013年7月12日から。

    ●『ラジオ本放送の日』 :
    1925(大正14)年のこの日に、「日本放送協会NHK東京放送センター」の前身である「東京中央放送局(JOAK)」が東京港区の愛宕山からラジオの本放送を開始した記念日です。
    仮放送が始まったのは、その年の3月22日で「放送記念日」になっています。

     

    ●『日本標準時制定記念日』 :
    1886(明治19)年のこの日、東経135度を日本の標準時とし、1888(明治21)年の1月1日よりこれを実施するとの勅令「本初子午線経度計算方及標準時ノ件」の公布文に署名がされた記念日です。
    しかし、実際に公布された翌日の7月13日が正しい記念日だという説とに別れています。
    いずれにしても、これにより日本全体の時間が、兵庫県明石市の時間に統一されました。

     

    [カシオ]CASIO 腕時計 WAVE CEPTOR ウェーブセプター 電波時計 MULTI BAND5 デジタルモデル WV-58J-1AJF メンズ

    [カシオ]CASIO 腕時計 WAVE CEPTOR ウェーブセプター 電波時計 MULTI BAND5 デジタルモデル WV-58J-1AJF メンズ

     

     ★日本標準時(にほん‐ひょうじゅんじ)とは
    協定世界時UTC)に9時間を加えた時刻。「+0900(JST)」と表す。情報通信研究機構NICT)が原子時計によって作成し、標準電波や電話回線、インターネットのNTPサーバーを利用して全国に配信している。日本時間。中央標準時。JST(Japan standard time)。

    日本標準時の本来の意味は,東経135゜の子午線に関する平均太陽時,つまり世界時をちょうど9時間進めた時刻である。1972年に新しい協定世界時が発足して以来,日本の標準時もこれを基にしている。協定世界時を,東経135゜の子午線に対応して,ちょうど9時間進めた時刻が日本標準時として現用されている。

    協定世界時セシウム原子時計による一定の秒を刻み,その時刻を閏(うるう)秒の挿入によって世界時UT1に±0.9秒以内に追い込むよう人工管理された時刻システムであり,その世界時に対する時刻差は実生活上ほとんど問題とならない。
    [補説]かつては兵庫県明石市などを通過する東経135度の子午線上での平均太陽時として、天体観測に基づいて計測されていた。現在は、情報通信研究機構が複数のセシウム原子時計・水素メーザー原子時計によって得られる時刻を平均・合成して協定世界時を生成し、これを9時間進めたものを日本標準時として決定している。


    世界標準時
    【英】Greenwich Mean Time, GMT
    グリニッジ標準時とは、イギリスにあるグリニッジ天文台での平均太陽時のことである。
    グリニッジ天文台は経度0度にあり、ここを基準として世界各国の標準時(タイムゾーン)を決めている。日本は、経度135度となるため、グリニッジ標準時から9時間の差がある。グリニッジ標準時での日本時間の表現は、「GMT+09:00」となる。
    グリニッジ標準時は、以前は世界標準時として広く使われていたが、現在は原子時計を元に算出される協定世界時UTC)に役割を譲っている。
    なお、世界標準時協定世界時はほぼ同じであるが、地球の自転による影響で、時間の経過により両者に差が生じるため、その差が0.8秒を超えた場合に「うるう秒」として調整される。

     

    ●『人間ドックの日』 :
    1954(昭和29)年のこの日、「国立東京第一病院(現、国立国際医療研究センター病院)」で日本初の人間ドックが行われた記念です。
    日数が6日間かかり、12,000円と当時としては高額で、普通の勤め人にとっての受診は難しい状況でした。

     

    ●『ひかわ銅剣の日』 :
    1984(昭和59)年のこの日、島根県斐川町(現、出雲市)の「荒神谷遺跡」から弥生時代の「銅剣」が全国最多の358本発見されたました。
    後に、その全てが「国宝」に指定された事を記念して斐川町が制定。
    荒神谷博物館」では「ひかわ銅剣の日」を中心に特別展を開催しています。

    荒神谷遺跡(こうじんだにいせき)は、島根県出雲市斐川町神庭の小さな谷間にある遺跡。国の史跡に指定されている。
    概要
    荒神谷遺跡」が正式名であるが、地名を冠して「神庭荒神谷遺跡」とも呼ばれる。
    1983年広域農道(愛称・出雲ロマン街道)の建設に伴い遺跡調査が行われた。この際に調査員が古墳時代の須恵器の破片を発見したことから発掘が開始された。1984年 - 1985年の2か年の発掘調査で、銅剣358本、銅鐸6個、銅矛16本が出土した。銅剣は1985年、銅鐸・銅矛は1987年に国の重要文化財に指定されていたが、1998年に一括して「島根県荒神谷遺跡出土品」として国宝に指定されている。
    出土品は現在、文化庁が所蔵し、島根県立古代出雲歴史博物館などに保管されている。遺跡自体は1987年に国の史跡に指定された。斐川町(現:出雲市)が中心となり1995年に遺跡一帯に「荒神谷史跡公園」が整備された。2005年には公園内に「荒神谷博物館」が開館し、出土品の期間展示などが行われている。現在、出土品は2007年3月に出雲市大社町杵築東に開館した「島根県立古代出雲歴史博物館」に常設展示されている。
    銅剣の一箇所からの出土数としては最多であり、この遺跡の発見は日本古代史学・考古学界に大きな衝撃を与えた。これにより、実体の分からない神話の国という古代出雲のイメージは払拭された。その後の加茂岩倉遺跡の発見により、古代出雲の勢力を解明する重要な手がかりとしての重要性はさらに高まった。

    ●『洋食器の日』 :
    洋食器の優れた機能や美しさ、その役割などを広くPRする目的で新潟県燕市に事務局を置く「日本金属洋食器工業組合」が制定。
    日付は、7と12を洋食器の代表ともいえる「ナイフ(712)」と読む語呂合わせからです。

     

    ●『ドゥーワップの日』:
    アメリカ生まれのコーラスのスタイル「ドゥーワップ」をこよなく愛する人々「クログロドゥーワップ団」が制定。「ドゥーワップ」の魅力とその名称を次の世代につなげていくのが目的。日付は「第1回ジャパンドゥーワップカーニバル」が開催された1981年7月12日から。このイベントにはシャネルズ、キングトーンズなどが出演した。

     

    ドゥーワップ (doo-wop) はポピュラー音楽における合唱のスタイルの一種。ドゥワップ、ドゥー・ワップ、ドゥ・ワップとも表記される。1950年代半ばから1960年代初頭のアメリカ合衆国で隆盛し、数多くのコーラス・グループが生まれた。
    概要
    ドゥーワップの特徴は、メロディー(主旋律)以外は「ドゥーワッ」「シュビドゥビ」「ドゥビドゥワ」といった意味を持たない発音でのリズミカルな歌い方(スキャット)にあり、それが「ドゥーワップ」の名の由来となった。


    グループの構成は3人から6人。ステージやレコードでは通常は簡素な楽器の伴奏がつく。メンバーそれぞれの担当パートはほぼ決まっており、主旋律を歌うリード・ボーカル、和音(ハーモニー)の中高音部を担当するテナー、中低音部を担当するバリトン、低音部を担当するベースに大きく分けられる。人数が少ないグループや楽器の伴奏がつくのを前提としたグループではバリトンやベースがいないこともある。テナーとバリトンは和音だけでなく対旋律(カウンター)や主旋律に対する掛け声(コール・アンド・レスポンス)で曲を盛り上げる役割を担う。ベースは楽器のベースの音とフレーズを模して「ボン」「ドゥン」というような歌い方をすることもある。


    ポピュラー音楽のコーラス・グループの多くはドゥーワップの歌唱スタイルを取るが、ドゥーワップという言葉は「1950年代の黒人音楽の一ジャンル」という限定されたイメージが強いため、通常はそのジャンルとスタイルを指す以外の使い方はしない。なおア・カペラは楽器の伴奏がない合唱全般を意味する言葉であり、無伴奏ドゥーワップを特にア・カペラと呼んで区別することがある。

    ●『ローリング・ストーンズ記念日』 :
    1962(昭和37)年のこの日、イギリスのロックバンド、「ローリング・ストーンズ」が、ロンドンの「マーキークラブ」で初のライブを行った記念日です。

     

     ★ローリング・ストーンズ
    ザ・ローリング・ストーンズ (The Rolling Stones) は、イギリスのロックバンド。1962年4月のロンドンで、ブライアン・ジョーンズ(ギター、ハーモニカ)、イアン・スチュワート(ピアノ)、ミック・ジャガー(リードヴォーカル、ハーモニカ)、キース・リチャーズ(ギター、ボーカル)によって結成、その後間もなくベーシストのビル・ワイマンとドラマーのチャーリー・ワッツが参加した。


    ローリング・ストーンズの音楽的ルーツは、黒人音楽のブルースにある。デビュー曲の「カム・オン」はチャック・ベリーのカバーである。彼らがデビューした1960年代初期、アメリカにおいてはまだまだ黒人に対する差別が根強く、「ブルースのレコード・ジャケットには、黒人の顔写真を載せてはならない(黒人ミュージシャン本人の顔写真を含む)」という慣習のある州さえ多かった。

     

    こうした時代にイギリス出身の白人のグループでありながら、黒人の音楽であるブルースを心から尊敬し、影響を受け、黒人になりきって歌や演奏に表現しようとしたバンドがローリング・ストーンズである。彼らは更にブルースだけでなく、モータウンやスタックスといったレコード会社に代表される、同時代の黒人音楽も吸収した。

     

    ●『宇佐からあげの日(USA☆宇佐からあげ合衆国建国記念日)』 :
    「からあげ専門店」発祥の地と言われる大分県宇佐市で、2006(平成18)年11月に結成された「宇佐市からあげ探検隊」が2012(平成24)年7月12日に「USA☆からあげ合衆国」なるものを建国し、その日を記念して「宇佐からあげ」を更に広めようと制定。
    「宇佐からあげ」は各店独自の秘伝のタレを使って調理し、出来たてアツアツを提供、冷めても美味しいと人気です。<>発祥の地に記念碑である「からあげ石」を建立、「宇佐からあげ」の商標登録など「からあげによるまちづくり」を進めています。

    ☆彡毎月12日は、
    ●『豆腐の日』 :
    「とう・ふ(12)」の日。
    1993(平成5)年に「日本豆腐協会」が記念日に制定。
    また、同協会では◎10月2日も「豆腐の日」に定めています。
    いずれも、栄養豊富な豆腐をもっと食べてもらおうというのがねらいです。

     

    ●『パンの日』 :
    「パン食普及協議会」が1983(昭和58)年3月に制定。
    1842(天保13)年の4月12日に、伊豆韮山代官「江川太郎左衛門英龍」が軍用携帯食糧として「乾パン」を焼いたのが、日本初のパンと言われています。
    この日を記念して毎月12日をパンの日としています。
    関蓮記念日として、◎4月12日の「パンの記念日」があります。

     

    ●『育児の日』 :
    「い(1)くじ(2)」の日。
    社会・地域一体での子育てし易い環境づくりについて関心を深め取り組むきっかけの日にと、兵庫県神戸市の「神戸新聞社」が毎月12日を記念日として制定。
    関連記念日として、全国的に都道府県が制定した◎毎月19日「い(1)く(9)じ」の「育児の日」があります

     

    ●『わんにゃんの日』 :
    「わん(1)に(2)ゃん」の日。
    国内最大級のペット写真共有SNS「パシャっとmyペット」を運営する会社が制定。
    同社が一般社団法人「アニマル・ドネーション」と共同で行う「パシャっとLOVEドネーション」プロジェクトの一環として、毎月12日に動物愛護関連団体への寄付を呼びかける等の活動を行っています。

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    ☆彡7月12日の誕生花:
    丸葉のほろし[まるばのほろし] Solanum 花言葉:騙されない

    トルコ桔梗[ぎきょう] Prairie gentian 花言葉:変らぬ美 優美、希望

    ニューギニアインパチェンス Newguinea impatiens 花言葉:おしゃべり

    ノコギリソウ、アキレア 戦い

    ダリア(ピンク) 華麗、優雅、威厳

    マルバノホロシ(丸葉のホロシ) だまされない

    ゼニアオイ(銭葵) 恩恵、母の愛、温和、温厚、初恋、信念、説得

    トケイソウ(時計草)・Passion Flower 花言葉は「聖なる愛」です。 

    ☆彡7月12日誕生石は『ビキシバイト』 石言葉:欲情を刺激


    ☆彡今日の一言 中山庸子
    『お中元、もともとはご先祖様へのお供え物です』

    「中元」は、中国からやって来た「道教」で教える「三元節」の一つ。

    後の二つは旧暦1月25日の上元と10月15日の「下元」で、これらの日は神様にお供え物をして祝う日でした。

    それが日本に伝わって、旧暦のお盆と重なることから、ご先祖様へのお供え物を経て、お世話になった方々への感謝の気持ちとしての贈り物に変化していったようです。

    関東では、6月末から7月15日、関西では7月中旬から8月15日が目安となります。


    以上は 中山庸子著 夢をかなえる365日の言葉より一部抜粋&加筆

     

    ☆彡softwindの今日のお役立ち一言は 『肩・首の凝りスッキリ解消の極楽技』

    ◆『肩こり知らずの血行促進法』

    ☆彡掃除機で疲れを吸い取る!

    掃除機をかけ終わったら、掃除機を使ってこり掃除をしよう!

    ホースの吸い口を取り外して、柄の中継部分を、肩や腰、上腕部にあた太、吸引する。

    その部分の血行が促進されて、疲労物質がんばりま~す。取り去られ、今の掃除で生じた疲れが散れてスッキリ。

    吸引パワーを強すぎて肌が赤くはれたりしないように適度な強さでやること。


    これにて一件落着、めでたし、目出度し。


    以上は 平成暮しの研究会編「疲れ」をとる裏ワザ・隠しワザ より 一部抜粋&加筆


    ☆彡癒しの一日一言 ヘンリー・デイヴィッド・ソロー 米の作家・思想家

    1817年7月12日-1862年5月6日


    『貧しくとも、君の生活を愛したまえ』


    みんなが褒めたり、もてはやしたりする人生は数ある人生の一つに過ぎない。

    なぜほかの生き方を犠牲にして、一つの生き方だけを過大視しなくてはならないのだろうか。「森の生活」より


    以上は 西東社編 元気が出る言葉366日 より一部抜粋&加筆


    ☆彡7月の行事・暦・祭り(2018年・平成30年)
    季節:晩夏(ばんか) ※小暑から立秋の前日まで。
    1日(日)博多祇園山笠(→15日)祇園祭(→31日)
    2日(月)半夏生
    6日(金)入谷朝顔市(→8日)
    7日(土)小暑 七夕
    9日(月)浅草寺ほおずき市(→10日)
    14日(土)那智の扇祭り(火祭り)
    15日(日)お盆(旧)
    16日(月・祝)海の日 藪入り
    20日(金)夏土用入り 土用の丑の日
    22日(日)夏土用の間日
    23日(月)大暑 夏土用の間日
    25日(水)大阪天神祭
    27日(金)夏土用の間日
    28日(土)隅田川花火大会 ※予定

     

    ◆7月の暮らし
    七夕 お中元の手配 暑中見舞いの準備 夏休みの計画 紫外線対策 夏バテ対策 土用干し
    帰省の準備 梅雨明け 海水浴 夏休み 花火 夏祭り お墓参り 帰省 浴衣 冷奴 麦茶 扇子
    葦簣(よしず) 水羊羹 打ち水 鵜飼 そうめん 蝉 風鈴 日傘 氷菓 うなぎ 土用餅 土用波 
    土用雨 ビール

    ◆7月の他の別名(文月・ふみづき)
    健申月(けんしんげつ)秋初月 (あきそめつき)女郎花月 (おみなえしつき)親月 (おやづき・しんげつ)
    相月 (あいづき)七夕月 (たなばたつき)愛合月 (めであいづき)七夜月(ななよづき)

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