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          1/700 Japanese Navy Light Cruiser Tenryu      Cache   Translate Page      
1/700 Japanese Navy Light Cruiser TenryuThis is a plastic model kit, which comes unassembled and unpainted. So glue, model paints and other basic modelling tools are additionally required.

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Tenryu and her sister ship Tatsuta were tough Japanese light cruisers commissioned just after the first world war and used in WWII. Tenryu fought at Wake island, off Guadalcanal, and extensively in the waters around New Guinea before falling prey to USS Albacore in late 1942. The vessels itself was a new design intended to lead destroyer flotillas. It was long, thin, and fast for a cruiser, but carried lighter armor and armament than other cruisers. Kit features two sets of decals.
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I.J.N. July, 1942 (after anti-aircraft weapons are increased)
I.J.N. December, 1941 (the outbreak of war)

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          NICTA orders mobile operators to share towers      Cache   Translate Page      
(Telecompaper) Papua New Guinea regulator National Information and Communications Technology (Nicta) has ordered mobile phone operators to share towers, especially...
          Comment on New recommendations after last year’s deadly flu season by Erik      Cache   Translate Page      
Sharon K., I am a medical professional at UIC and John Stroger Hospital. I'm sure you're familiar with those hospitals. I've been a healthcare provider since 1996. The things I said in my first post are not just my opinion but shared by many other healthcare professionals. When one of hospitals (Both have mandatory flu vaccinations for employees now) I worked for started mandatory flu vaccinations for its healthcare employees, I asked one of the administrators why they're doing this. This person told me, the goal is to vaccinate at least 95% of the employees. This is because EMPLOYEE VACCINATIONS ARE TIED TO GOVERNMENT FUNDING AND REIMBURSEMENT. The higher the percentage, the higher the funding and reimbursement for that particular hospital. The thing I hate the most is how you will just want to shut me up by REMOVING / DELETING MY POSTS. FYI, that's not how free speech works. If you want the flu vaccine, go right ahead and be the guinea pig for the BIG Pharma companies. Hopefully, Sharon K. you will not develop Guillain-Barre syndrome just like one of my co-workers. I know some people will say the percentage of developing such syndrome is small but it's different when you belong in that small percentage that actually developed Guillain-Barre. I'm not trying to scare you or anyone but not knowing more and being ignorant about what you're putting in your body almost every year will have a lasting effect in your life in the future.
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          Australian troops in PNG for APEC      Cache   Translate Page      
Australian Special Forces soldiers have quietly been deployed to Papua New Guinea before the APEC meeting of world leaders.
          Liverpool’s Keita admits it will take time to be at his best      Cache   Translate Page      

LONDON, United Kingdom, Sep 12 – Liverpool midfielder Naby Keita says it will take time to justify the Sh7 billion (£52 million) fee the club paid for the Guinea international. The 23-year-old — who is expected to start this weekend’s match with Tottenham Hotspur despite being left on the bench for Liverpool’s previous clash with […]

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          4 Transfer Pemain Paling Mengesankan Liga Inggris 2018-2019      Cache   Translate Page      

Liputan6.com, London - Kompetisi Liga Inggris dikenal sebagai salah satu yang terbaik di dunia selama beberapa tahun terakhir, sehingga banyak pemain yang berminat hijrah ke Negeri Ratu Elizabeth tersebut.

Dengan dukungan finansial yang kuat, klub-klub Liga Inggris bersedia menggelontorkan uang yang cukup banyak. Hal itu tidak lain demi memboyong pemain incaran.

Selain itu, klub-klub Liga Inggris juga terlihat sangat sibuk pada bursa transfer musim panas 2018. Ada banyak pemain yang ditebus dengan biaya yang jauh dari kata sedikit termasuk Alisson Becker dan Kepa Arrizabalaga.

Setelah berjalan empat pekan, banyak individu-individu yang sudah tampil mengesankan bersama tim barunya. Meski terbilang masih baru, mereka bisa membuat kejutan dengan penampilannya di lapangan.

Berikut ini empat calon pembelian terbaik untuk Liga Inggris musim ini, seperti dilansir Sportskeeda

1. Naby Keita

Gelandang anyar Liverpool, Naby Keita, mengaku sudah sedari bocah menyukai The Reds. (dok. Liverpool)#source%3Dgooglier%2Ecom#https%3A%2F%2Fgooglier%2Ecom%2Fpage%2F%2F10000

Naby Keita bergabung dengan Liverpool pada musim panas tahun ini usai dibeli dari RB Leipzig. Sejak bergabung, Keita tak tergantikan di lini tengah The Reds.

Gelandang Timnas Guinea ini selalu tampil dari empat laga Liga Inggris sejauh ini. Keita menjadi penyeimbang lapangan tengah Liverpool.

Gaya bermainnya langsung nyetel dengan pasukan Jurgen Klopp, yang mengandalkan pressing tinggi. Keita akan banyak membantu Liverpool dalam persaingan merebut gelar Liga Inggris musim ini.

2. Matteo Guendouzi

Gelandang Arsenal Matteo Guendouzi (kiri) merayakan dengan rekan satu timnya setelah mereka menang 6-5 dalam adu penalti selama pertandingan International Champions Cup (ICC) di Stadion Aviva di Dublin (1/8). (AFP Photo/Paul Faith)#source%3Dgooglier%2Ecom#https%3A%2F%2Fgooglier%2Ecom%2Fpage%2F%2F10000

Guendouzi merupakan salah satu rising star di Premier League musim ini. Penampilan gelandang Arsenal itu mampu mencuri perhatian dan mendapat banyak pujian.

Pemain asal Prancis itu sudah tampil empat kali sebagai starter di Premier League sejauh ini. Padahal dia berstatus sebagai pemain baru tetapi penampilannya cukup mengesankan.

Guendouzi baru didatangkan dari klub Ligue 2 FC Lorient pada musim panas. Pemain berusia 19 tahun itu cukup menjanjikan dan bisa menjadi bintang Arsenal di masa mendatang.

 

3. Aleksandar Mitrovic

Striker Serbia dan Fulham United, Aleksandar Mitrovic. (Bola.com/Reza Khomaini)#source%3Dgooglier%2Ecom#https%3A%2F%2Fgooglier%2Ecom%2Fpage%2F%2F10000

Striker berusia 23 tahun itu sudah menjadi pembelian terbaik untuk klub promosi Premier League tersebut. Mitrovic mendapatkan kontrak lima tahun dengan biaya transfer yang dikabarkan mencapai 22 juta pounds.

Mitrovic awalnya direkrut dengan status pinjaman pada bulan Januari dan kemudian memberikan dampak yang besar dalam membawa Fulham promosi ke Premier League. Setelah mencetak 12 gol dalam 17 pertandingan musim lalu untuk Fulham, Mitrovic kembali menunjukkan ketajamannya dengan memimpin perburuan Sepatu Emas dengan empat gol dari empat pertandingan.

Fulham menjalani start yang bagus di Premier League musim ini berkat ketajaman Mitrovic dan jika mereka ingin menjauh dari degradasi maka pemain Serbia itu diharapkan bisa terus mencetak gol.

4. Jorginho

Gelandang Chelsea, Jorginho. (MARCO BERTORELLO / AFP)#source%3Dgooglier%2Ecom#https%3A%2F%2Fgooglier%2Ecom%2Fpage%2F%2F10000

Gelandang Italia itu pindah ke Chelsea dengan biaya 57,4 juta pounds untuk mengikuti jejak mantan pelatih Napoli Maurizio Sarri di Premier League.

Jorginho sekarang menjadi pemain penting Chelsea. Mereka menjalani start yang cukup bagus dengan menyapu bersih semua kemenangan termasuk saat melawan tim rival sekota Arsenal. Jorginho menjalankan lini tengah bersama N'Golo Kante dan mencatatkan operan terbanyak di Premier League sejauh ini dengan 418 dan rata-rata sekitar 108 tiap pertandingan.

Dengan satu gol dan akurasi passing 92%, Jorginho membuat Chelsea tidak sia-sia mengeluarkan banyak uang dan bisa membawa mereka meraih gelar pada musim pertamanya.


          I Wore The Same Outfit for an Entire Week & Here's What Happened      Cache   Translate Page      

This article has been syndicated from Daily Cup of JOJO, an InfluenceHer Collective Member. Read the full post here

Ever wonder if you were to wear the same shirt twice in a week if anyone would notice? I think we've all thought about it at least once. I see a lot of posts about how to wear different clothing pieces in different ways, so it has to be on a lot of our minds. 

Last week, I did a bit of a social experiment in the office where I wore the same outfit for a week. I will admit, I switched up my shoes each day but the ensemble stayed the same. 

The outfit was a flowy black Vera Wang top with a navy blue underlay and thrifted faded black work pants. Now, I know what you're thinking: I know this outfit was all black which is very subtle and hard to notice when something is different. But, if I wore a yellow top every day, I would have been caught right away. It's all about playing it smart. 

So, how did my week go? Well, I'm here to share.

I Wore The Same Outfit For A Week And No One Noticed- White high heeled boties with tie strap from payless

Monday

On Monday, I got dressed in my Vera Wang and thrifted work clothes, went to work, came home to binge-watch Friends (again), and then fell asleep. Pretty easy first day!

I Wore The Same Outfit For A Week And No One Noticed- Criss cross white, black and tan heels from Call it Spring

Tuesday

Tuesday morning came around and I realized I hadn't done my laundry because Rachel was too busy telling Ross she loved him and distracted me (again). I saw my clothes from yesterday laying on my chair and thought, "What the hell?" I threw on the same outfit, switched up my shoes, and walked out the door. 

I got to the office and so far so good. I was slightly on edge because I totally thought someone was going to point it. It's just two days though, so at least I can weasel my way out of this if need be. I didn't get caught, and from what I could tell, no one seemed to really notice. I even got a compliment on my shoes from my co-worker.

I Wore The Same Outfit For A Week And No One Noticed- Spiked glittery lavendar flats from Candies

Wednesday

Wednesday morning came and I threw on the same outfit (newly cleaned) while still mixing up my shoes. I was definitely more on edge today. I thought I caught my boss eyeing my shirt for a little too long of a period. Like she was trying to figure out if she had seen that shirt before or not. She didn't say anything, and neither did I. 

Yes! Another successful day in the office.

I Wore The Same Outfit For A Week And No One Noticed- Paisley navy blue ankle boots with chunky heel

Thursday

Thursday morning. Okay. I am definitely sick of this outfit, but I'm committed at this point. I head into the office super apprehensive because no way can I go one more day without anyone noticing. Either they have all noticed by now and haven't said anything OR people really don't pay attention to what others wear. I'm honestly good with either of those outcomes. 

I'll be honest — I was very bored with wearing this outfit. Like very, very bored. I spilled the beans at lunch on day four and literally NO ONE KNEW. The worst I got was my boss thought she had seen me wear that shirt already but she thought it was on her for thinking that, not me. So basically, by wearing the same outfit, you start to make others question their sanity before your own. 

My cubicle co-worker said she noticed but didn't say anything. She thought I just wasn't going home at night (every night?) which she then realized didn't make sense because I had different shoes on each day. My other coworker was baffled that she complimented my shoes almost every day and didn't even notice the outfit.

But the jig is not up yet friends...

I Wore The Same Outfit For A Week And No One Noticed- Black lace up high heels from Charlotte Rousse

Friday

So, the whole office was made aware of my ensemble choices for the week and we all had a good laugh. Also, shout out to them for being for being my guinea pigs, unknowingly. They were real sports because they all knew this was going to end up on the internet eventually. 

Friday morning, I definitely could have worn a different outfit but I felt like I owed it to myself, the Vera Wang top and some thrift shop in Los Angeles to stick it out for the week. So, I put on the same outfit I had worn the past four days and strutted into the office. 

I was semi-curious if anyone would notice after I told them and BOY did they notice. No sooner had I walked in the door and a co-worker pointed out she had seen that outfit once, twice, maybe even three or four times before. Dead. Caught. NOW the jig is up.

I wore the same outfit to the office for a whole week and ONLY changed my shoes. 
So what's the lesson here? The shoes make the outfit. Put a little funkiness into your jewelry, shoes or accessories and I BET you could outfit repeat more times than you think before your co-workers pick up on your habits.

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London (AFP) – Liverpool midfielder Naby Keita says it will take time to justify the £52 million ($63 million) fee the club paid for the Guinea international. The 23-year-old — who is expected to start...
          Star Solutions All-IP CDMA Network Solution Enables Telikom PNG to Launch X'Cess Fixed Wireless Services      Cache   Translate Page      

Star Solutions, a global supplier of wireless solutions based on All-IP network architecture, is supplying its All-IP CDMA Network solution to Telikom PNG, the Incumbent Fixed Line Communication Service Provider in Papua New Guinea. The All-IP CDMA Network enables Telikom PNG to deploy voice and broadband data services over an IP based next generation network (NGN).

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Epigonus okamotoi (Perciformes: Epigonidae), a junior synonym of E. draco, with new distributional records for E. atherinoides and E. lifouensis in the West Pacific

   
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Epigonus okamotoi Fricke, 2017 was originally described on the basis of a single specimen collected from New Britain, Papua New Guinea during one of the exploratory cruises (campaign: MADEEP) in 2014 organized under the Tropical Deep-Sea Benthos program. However, there are no clear differences in the meristic and morphometric characters between the holotype of the new species and specimens of E. draco Okamoto, 2015, including two additional specimens of the species found in the ichthyological collections in the NTUM. The genetic distance (p-distance) between the two “species” at the COI locus was negligible. Accordingly, the holotype of E. okamotoi is considered to be a specimen of E. draco, and the former nominal species is reduced to a junior synonym of E. draco. In addition, we rediagnose and report new distributional records for E. atherinoides (Gilbert, 1905) and E. lifouensis Okamoto & Motomura, 2013 in the West Pacific.


          

First record of Gauguin's blunt-nose lizardfish, Trachinocephalus gauguini Polanco, Acero & Betancur 2016 (Teleostei: Synodontidae) outside the Marquesas Archipelago

   
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Trachinocephalus gauguini Polanco, Acero & Betancur, 2016 was described based on eighteen specimens collected from off the Marquesas Islands, the only location where this species has been recorded until now. Through morphological and molecular examination of Trachinocephalus specimens collected from an exploratory cruise conducted in June 2014 under the Tropical Deep-Sea Benthos program along the northern coast of the New Ireland Province, Papua New Guinea, we demonstrate the presence of this species in Papua New Guinea waters. This new record suggests a wide distribution for this rarely collected species in the western Pacific Ocean.


          

Two new species of stargazers of the genus Uranoscopus (Teleostei: Uranoscopidae) from the western Pacific Ocean

   
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Two new species of stargazers in the Uranoscopus albesca species-complex of the family Uranoscopidae are described from Papua New Guinea, which shares among other characters a concave posterodorsal margin of the pectoral fin. Uranoscopus brunneus n. sp. is described from a single specimen from off southwestern New Britain, and is characterised by lower edge of preopercle with 8 spines; labial fimbriae poorly-developed; anterior nostril with a long tubiform valve, posterior nostril a slit-like pore; supracleithrum with a sharp spine at rear end and five small spines inside; dorsoposterior margin of pectoral fin concave; 62 oblique scale-rows along the sides of the body in adult; pectoral-fin membranes dark brown. Uranoscopus kishimotoi n. sp., described from a single specimen from West Sepik Province, is characterised by the lower edge of preopercle with 3 spines; no labial fimbriae; both anterior and posterior nostrils with long tubiform valves; supracleithrum with a sharp spine at rear end and one additional small spine inside; dorso-posterior margin of pectoral fin concave; 59 oblique scale-rows along the sides of the body in adult; upper pectoral-fin membranes pale, lower membranes brown. The distribution of the species in the U. albesca species-complex is discussed.


          

A new species of sinistral flatfish of the genus Chascanopsetta (Teleostei: Bothidae) from off Papua New Guinea, western Pacific Ocean

   
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Left-eyed flounders of the genus Chascanopsetta Alcock 1894 (Bothidae) occur in the Indian, Pacific, and Atlantic oceans at depths ranging from 120 to 1500 meters. They possess some unique features in bothid fishes including a strongly compressed and elongated body and a tremendously large mouth. Currently, nine species of Chascanopsetta are recognized, and three of them (C. micrognatha Amaoka & Yamamoto 1984, C. lugubris Alcock 1894 and C. prognatha Norman 1939) are distributed in the West Pacific. We collected 25 specimens of Chascanopsetta during 11 biodiversity expeditions carried out mainly in the West Pacific. Among them, eight specimens taken off Papua New Guinea present morphological features that differ from those of the three nominal species known in the West Pacific. In this study, we examined these eight specimens of unknown affinity and compared their morphology to that of specimens of other congeneric species. Results of these comparisons showed that these specimens represent an undescribed species of Chascanopsetta, named herein, C. novaeguineae sp. nov.. The new species resembles C. elski Foroshchuk 1991, which is known only from the Saya de Malha Bank in the western Indian Ocean, in having a high number of gill rakers (> 13). However, the combination of the following characters further distinguishes C. novaeguineae sp. nov. from C. elski: longer jaws, narrower interorbital width, and number of pseudobranches (21–25 vs. 26–27). The DNA sequences from the mitochondrial cytochrome oxidase subunit I (COI) gene from C. novaeguineae sp. nov. and other species were obtained and compared to confirm its taxonomic status and to infer its tentative phylogenetic position within the Chascanopsetta.


          More severe penalties proposed for betelnut chewing and smoking in PNG      Cache   Translate Page      
New tough penalties have been proposed in Papua New Guinea for people who chew betel nut, smoke or spray paint in public places.
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All children in Papua New Guinea under the age of 15 will be vaccinated against polio as the government expands its campaign to rein in an outbreak.
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The Papua New Guinea Hunters are expected to commit to the Intrust Super Cup for another four years, the Queensland Rugby League says.
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Un grupo de funcionarios de las próximas Secretarías de Movilidad y de Obras del equipo de la jefa de gobierno electa, Claudia Sheinbaum viajará a Bolivia con el objetivo de intercambiar ideas sobre el teleférico que se implementó en La Paz.
En conferencia de prensa, la mandataria capitalina electa Claudia Sheinbaum, anunció que esto fue parte de los acuerdos logrados, luego de reunirse con el embajador de Bolivia en México, José Crespo y el equipo de la empresa Mi Teleférico. "Nos reunimos con el equipo principal del teleférico para aprender de sus experiencias del Cableblús en la Ciudad de México y vamos a establecer una relación, probablemente algunos de los colaboradores estarían yendo a La Paz para conocerlo”, señaló.
Aunque no dio a conocer la fecha en que este equipo viajaría, dijo que será enriquecedor conocer proyectos exitosos como el antes mencionado, por lo que entre el grupo también iría el próximo encargado de ejecutar el proyecto de cuatro líneas de Cablebús en las zonas altas de la Ciudad de México como Gustavo A. Madero, Álvaro Obregón, Iztapalapa y Tlalpan.
Indicó que también se reunió con la próxima titular de la Secretaría de Economía, Graciela Márquez para realizar un evento con empresarios de la industria automotriz el 29 de octubre, en la Ciudad de México, mismo que buscaría opciones para sustituir taxis y otros vehículos por otros más económicos y amigables con el medio ambiente.
Ya hicimos la invitación a distintas embajadas y a la Asociación Mexicana de la Industria Automotriz y la invité para que participara en este proyecto”, indicó. 
Dijo que también intercambiaron ideas para reactivar la zona industrial en Vallejo, así como crear un valor agregado a los productos del campo como el nopal en Milpa Alta y las flores en Xochimilco.
Indicó que valoraría la visita a Argentina, que tiene prevista para esa misma fecha, o enviar a algún representante de su administración en la reunión U20 del G20 en Buenos Aires.
La mandataria capitalina electa también dijo que ya se reunió con Carlos Urzúa, próximo titular de la Secretaría de Hacienda para revisar temas sobre la operación de Banobras y bancos de desarrollo para financiar varios proyectos de la ciudad. Excelsior de México (www.excelsior.com.mx)





BOLIVIANO ASEGURA QUE INVENTÓ EL VAR Y DEMANDARÁ A LA FIFA POR 100 MILLONES DE DÓLARES

El ingeniero Fernando Méndez dice que empezó el proyecto en 2004 y que incluso se lo envió a la FIFA para que lo estudiaran. Se reunirá con el presidente Evo Morales para requerir apoyo.

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El pasado Mundial de Rusia 2018 marcó la implementación final en competiciones FIFA del Video Assistant Referee (VAR).
La nueva herramienta del ente rector del fútbol, que tiene por objetivo bajar al mínimo los errores que pudiesen cometer los árbitros durante los partidos, ya está siendo implementado en las principales ligas del mundo.
Sin embargo, hay alguien que alega ser el inventor de este instrumento y pide una compensación a la FIFA por esto.
Se trata del boliviano Fernando Méndez Rivero, ingeniero de 63 años y quien asegura haber inventado el proyecto de video asistencia de arbitraje: "Mi idea fue instalar seis cámaras por el campo. Es suficiente para cubrir todo. Era una cámara detrás del arco, una en la línea lateral derecha y otra a la izquierda. Y eso se repetía al otro lado del césped. Además, el árbitro usaría un micrófono y podría ver las imágenes cuando sea necesario", sostuvo según consignó Olé.
Por lo mismo, pedirá al máximo organismo del fútbol mundial una indemnización aproximada de 100 millones de dólares por derechos de autor, considerando que solicitará la suma de 500 mil dólares por cada entidad que use la herramienta en cada competición que organice.
"Es 100% plagio. Después de que terminé el proyecto, registré la patente en el SENAPI (Servicio Nacional de Propiedad Intelectual) y lo envié a la FIFA y a todas las federaciones nacionales y regionales", aseguró.
Méndez detalló que la idea nació en 2004 cuando fue a ver un partido de su equipo favorito, Oriente Petrolero, contra su clásico rival del Blooming de Santa Cruz, encuentro que fue desnivelado por un penal a favor de estos últimos a dos minutos del final. "Volví a casa enojado, me senté en la computadora y empecé a dibujar el proyecto en el que trabajé durante siete u ocho meses", dijo.
El ingeniero dice que se intentó contactar con la FIFA varias veces pero que solo obtuvo respuesta una vez en 2012, cuando Ricardo Teixeira, en ese entonces presidente de la Confederación Brasileña de Fútbol (CBF), le comunicó que analizarían la viabilidad de su proyecto y que lo apoyarían, pero no volvieron a responder y el VAR empezó a ser utilizado.
Debido al complejo escenario judicial que enfrentaría en caso de materializar la demanda, Méndez se reunirá con el presidente de Bolivia, Evo Morales, para requerir su apoyo y anuncia que en caso de ganar, la mitad de la indemnización la donará a los pobres, el servicio social y obras de evangelización.





EE.UU. ACUSA A BOLIVIA Y VENEZUELA DE FALLAR EN LA LUCHA CONTRA EL NARCOTRÁFICO

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En un memorando presidencial dirigido al Secretario de Estado, Donald Trump señaló a Bolivia y Venezuela como países que no han cumplido con los tratados internacionales antinarcóticos y que no han realizado los esfuerzos necesarios en los últimos doce meses.
En el documento oficial emitido este martes, Trump también determina que el apoyo a promoción de la democracia en Venezuela es vital para los intereses de Estados Unidos.
Trump también señala como países productores o tránsitos de drogas a varios en la región, como es el caso de Colombia, Costa Rica, República Dominicana, Nicaragua, Perú y Panamá. Sin embargo, señala que estar en esa lista, a diferencia de Bolivia y Venezuela, no subestima los esfuerzos de los gobiernos locales para enfrentar el narcotráfico.
El mandatario explica que este memorando forma parte de la lucha del gobierno estadounidense contra la epidemia de opio que afecta todo el país.
No es la primera vez que Estados Unidos apunta a Bolivia y Venezuela en una lista similar. En 2017, un reporte señaló que los gobiernos de Nicolás Maduro y Evo Morales permitieron que “el tráfico de droga floreciera dentro de su territorio”.





LOS AMIGOS DE EVO MORALES

Una visión general de los países con los cuales el gobierno boliviano ha elegido establecer enlaces privilegiados.

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Conocemos la disputa entre Bolivia y Chile desde la Guerra del Pacífico (1879-1884) porque la victoria chilena llevó a la anexión de la franja marítima boliviana. Desde entonces, los gobernantes bolivianos han continuado proclamando su "derecho al mar", y rompieron relaciones diplomáticas con su vecino en 1962. Recientemente, el gobierno de Evo Morales se ha apoderado de la Corte Internacional de Justicia en La Haya. propósito de obligar a Chile a negociar el otorgamiento de acceso boliviano al Océano Pacífico. La decisión del tribunal debe conocerse pronto.
Pero la diplomacia del gobierno de Morales está especialmente marcada por la condena sin apelación del imperialismo norteamericano. Lo llevó a romper relaciones diplomáticas con los Estados Unidos en septiembre de 2008, después de que expulsó a la Agencia de los Estados Unidos para el Desarrollo Internacional (USAID) y la Agencia Antidrogas (DEA) del país.
Al acusar al gobierno israelí de "genocidio" contra los palestinos, también cortó las relaciones con Israel en 2009; un estado que describió como "terrorista" en 2014.
Cuba y Venezuela
A cambio, Bolivia ha establecido nuevas alianzas. En primer lugar con Cuba y Venezuela, dos países cuyos jefes de Estado ya tenían relaciones con el dirigente sindical y político Evo Morales antes de su ingreso a la presidencia del país. Recordemos que luego de ganar las elecciones presidenciales a fines de 2005, e incluso antes de tomar posesión de su cargo, comenzó una gira internacional, enteramente financiada por el gobierno venezolano, con Cuba por primera vez.
El primer acuerdo oficial entre Venezuela y Bolivia, que anuncia todos los demás, se firma a fines de enero de 2006, en el Palacio quemado de La Paz, en presencia de Hugo Chávez. Según los dos jefes de Estado, Bolivia está entrando en una nueva era en su historia uniéndose a la iniciativa socio-económica de la Alianza Bolivariana para los Pueblos de Nuestra América (ALBA); primer paso de una trayectoria destinada a cambiar el modelo neoliberal de desarrollo del país. Todo el dispositivo se confirma en La Habana el 29 de abril de 2006, bajo el nombre del Acuerdo Cuba-Venezuela-Bolivia sobre el Tratado de Comercio de los Pueblos (TCP) y el ALBA.
Estos dos países siguen siendo socios comerciales menores y el comercio de Bolivia con los países del ALBA-TCP [2] pesa muy poco: en 2017, representó solo el 1,9% del PIB. valor de las exportaciones y 0,6% de las importaciones.
El más significativo y el más importante está obviamente en otra parte: por un lado, bajo la guía de Cuba, pero con el financiamiento y el apoyo logístico venezolano, una serie de cooperación más o menos oculta en términos de propaganda, el control de la información y los medios de comunicación, la asistencia policial y militar, incluso el tráfico de drogas, y el alineamiento diplomático sistemático de las posiciones diplomáticas de cada uno.
Actualmente, Bolivia es el único país de América del Sur que apoya al gobierno de Nicolás Maduro. En abril de 2017, mientras presidía el Consejo Permanente de la Organización de Estados Americanos (OEA), suspendió una sesión extraordinaria para analizar la situación en Venezuela. La sesión finalmente tuvo lugar en su ausencia, y ella declaró la suspensión de los poderes de la Asamblea Nacional impuesta por el gobierno de Nicolás Maduro contraria al orden constitucional democrático.
Evo Morales también apoya al gobierno nicaragüense de Daniel Ortega. En junio pasado, se indignó por el informe de la Comisión Interamericana de Derechos Humanos (CIDH) sobre la violencia perpetrada por las fuerzas de seguridad y los grupos paramilitares contra manifestantes que, desde Abril, se opuso a las reformas del sistema de seguridad social [6]; una represión que causó 212 muertos y 1,337 heridos según el informe en cuestión.
Irán
Alentado por Hugo Chávez, el gobierno boliviano también ha forjado vínculos con la República Islámica de Irán. Ahmadinejad fue recibido por primera vez por Morales a finales de agosto de 2007. En su declaración conjunta de los dos líderes propusieron para "construir un mundo multipolar" y dio la bienvenida al surgimiento de gobiernos Sudamericanos hostiles al neoliberalismo. Defendieron el derecho de los países a desarrollar la energía nuclear con fines pacíficos y la legalización de la hoja de coca, "el derecho inalienable del pueblo boliviano". Desde entonces, ambos países se han basado sistemáticamente en el nivel internacional.

Cuando Evo Morales inauguró en Warnes (Santa Cruz) 31 de mayo de 2011, la Escuela Militar de Defensa de la Alianza Bolivariana para los Pueblos de Nuestra América (ALBA), que tiene como objetivo ayudar a fortalecer los lazos y la integración de los países miembros de la alianza, la ceremonia fue seguida por representaciones diplomáticas de Cuba, Venezuela, Panamá e Irán.
Rusia
Evo Morales es el primer presidente de Bolivia de haber visitado Rusia, hizo el viaje en febrero de 2009 y desde entonces el gobierno de Bolivia ha firmado varios acuerdos de cooperación comercial, energética, militar (acuerdo de setiembre de 2016), y el control contra el tráfico de drogas, aproximadamente 16 según el embajador ruso en La Paz en enero de 2018.
Los más importantes son la explotación y comercialización de hidrocarburos y la construcción de un centro de investigación nuclear multipropósito por parte de la empresa soviética ROSATOM. Situado en la ciudad de El Alto, este complejo incluirá un reactor nuclear, una instalación experimental a los rayos gamma, un ciclotrón y un laboratorio de investigación nuclear y la instrucción. Su costo se estima en $300 millones. Su construcción debería comenzar pronto.
Además de la multiplicación de reuniones entre funcionarios de ambos países, su estrecho vínculo se manifiesta por el apoyo incondicional de Bolivia a la posición de Rusia se toma dentro de la ONU. Su voz lleva incluso más que en junio de 2016, Bolivia fue elegido miembro no permanente de la Asamblea General del Consejo de Seguridad de la ONU para el período 2017-2018.
El representante de Bolivia se negó a votar a favor de mantener la integridad del territorio de Ucrania y para condenar la anexión de Crimea por Rusia en marzo del 2014 (con otros tres países del ALBA: Cuba, Venezuela y Nicaragua).
En abril de 2017, el embajador boliviano en las Naciones Unidas condenó enérgicamente el ataque aéreo de los Estados Unidos contra Siria en conjunto con Rusia. Y en abril de 2018, Bolivia fue el único de los quince miembros del Consejo de Seguridad para apoyar el veto soviético sobre el establecimiento de una comisión internacional para verificar el uso de armas químicas en Siria.
En marzo de 2018, se denunció la expulsión de diplomáticos rusos de los EE.UU. y Europa después de ex espía ruso, Sergei Skripal e hija habían sido envenenados en el Reino Unido.
Bielorrusia
En septiembre de 2013, Evo Morales viajó a Minsk, capital de Bielorrusia, Alexander Lukashenko, para firmar con un acuerdo de cooperación en la agricultura, la minería y la defensa. Juntos hacen un homenaje póstumo a Hugo Chávez, que fue el origen del acercamiento entre los dos países.
El acuerdo de cooperación "militar técnica" especifica 13 julio de 2016. Se trata de la producción, la modernización, reparación y entrega de los procesos técnicos y armas en tres áreas: la aviación, defensa aérea, y 'Ejército de Tierra. También incluye transferencias de tecnología en radio y electrónica, la instalación de medios de comunicación y colaboración de inteligencia y guerra electrónica, con un intercambio de especialistas entre los dos países. Se complementa con una ley aprobada por la Asamblea el 3 de abril de 2018 en la que ambos países se comprometen a desarrollar y producir armas de guerra en Bolivia.
China
En septiembre de 2011, Bolivia y China firmaron seis acuerdos de cooperación para promover proyectos conjuntos en agricultura, minería, comunicaciones, energía, inversión y seguridad alimentaria. El símbolo más elocuente de esta cooperación fue puesto en órbita a finales de 2013, el satélite de comunicaciones Tupac Katari financiado por un crédito de 250 millones de Gobierno Popular y desde 2014 China se convirtió en el primer país exportador a Bolivia (18% de las importaciones nacionales totales) y su primer país acreedor: 80% del saldo de la deuda bilateral en 2017 (19% en 2011).
El ejército boliviano ha utilizado equipos chinos durante décadas, incluidos aviones de combate y de transporte, helicópteros y vehículos blindados. Durante Morales ordena que ha comprado dos aviones en 2007, el equipo de un batallón de ingeniería en 2010 y seis helicópteros en 2011, con préstamos del Eximbank de China. Periódicamente, la República Popular de China dona municiones y equipos de segunda mano: gafas de visión nocturna, cascos, varios vehículos ... Algunos no valen mucho. "Los expertos bolivianos consultaron ... dijeron que los vehículos chinos raramente duraban más de cinco años".
Guinea Ecuatorial
En noviembre de 2017, Morales recibió con gran ceremonia el presidente de Guinea Ecuatorial, Teodoro Obiang, a la que atribuye el honor más alto del país: El cóndor de los Andes ", en reconocimiento por su contribución al fortalecimiento de las relaciones amistosas y de cooperación entre los dos países". Este jefe de estado no es cualquiera: en el poder desde 1979, es el campeón de la longevidad presidencial.
El acuerdo de cooperación firmado vaga entre los dos países sólo se está vistiendo un mensaje golpeado por Evo Morales desde que preside el país: el deseo de aferrarse al poder en nombre de la revolución Indigenista: "Desde la resistencia de 500 años al ejercicio del poder durante 500 años", afirmó en su discurso inaugural de enero de 2006; un anuncio que ha sido reiterado muchas veces desde entonces.
A Georgia rancher’s battle against bald eagle attacks on his pasture-raised chickens continues, but he’s won a skirmish against the federal government. Bluffton rancher Will Harris, who’s led a crusade for a more ethical treatment of livestock from his fifth-generation farm in southwest Georgia, said he now expects to receive compensation for some of the 160,000 chickens he’s lost in recent years to America’s flying, and hungry, symbol of freedom. The 63-year-old rancher said he’s lost more than $2 million in poultry to the eagles, who now live year-round on his 3,200-acre property, White Oak Pastures, the largest USDA certified-organic property in Georgia. Reached by phone, Harris said he will likely receive the maximum compensation allowed, $125,000, for each year he proves he suffered losses, and may also recover an estimated $100,000 in legal fees. Harris said the compensation won’t “make or break” his $20-plus million-a-year in revenue operation, but the ruling may prove critical for smaller farms. “The ruling is a win not just for us – but for all small farms everywhere. At White Oak Pastures, we are committed to animal welfare, regenerative farming and empowering and supporting our local economy,” said Harris. “To survive at a time when conventional producers dominate the market, independent ranchers rely on equitable treatment by laws often written for big agricultural operations.” Harris started letting his chickens roam freely in 2010 and by 2012 had a flock of 100,000 birds, mostly chickens but also smaller numbers of turkeys, guinea hens and ducks. It didn’t take long for the eagle-eyed eagles to notice. Soon, the federally-protected raptors were destroying up to 30 percent of his flock. After numerous, unsuccessful efforts to divert the birds of prey from preying on poultry -- noise machines, tarps and other measures were tried -- White Oak Pastures applied for Livestock Indemnity Program benefits from the Farm Service Administration of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. “Years of disputes” followed, said Harris, and, in 2017, the FSA denied White Oak Pasture’s claims, saying the losses were not proven. White Oak Pastures appealed the decision. Following an extended period of appeals from both FSA and White Oak Pastures, a ruling issued in August said the FSA acted improperly when it denied White Oak Pasture’s request for compensation...MORE

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Human Trafficking and Modern-day Slavery

The Gambia is a source, transit, and destination country for children and women trafficked for the purposes of forced labor and commercial sexual exploitation. Within The Gambia, women and girls, and to a lesser extent boys, are trafficked for sexual exploitation, in particular to meet the demand for European sex tourism, and for domestic servitude. Boys are trafficked within the country for forced begging by religious teachers and for street vending. Transnationally, women, girls and boys from neighboring countries are trafficked to The Gambia for the same purposes listed above. Primary source countries are Senegal, Mali, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ghana, Nigeria, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea and Benin. Trafficking of Gambian boys to Senegal for forced begging and Senegalese boys to The Gambia for the same purpose is particularly prevalent. Gambian women and girls are trafficked to Senegal for domestic servitude, and possibly for sexual exploitation. Gambian women and children may be trafficked to Europe through trafficking schemes disguised as migrant smuggling. Reports in the last two years of Gambian, Senegalese, and nationals of other neighboring countries being transported from The Gambia to Spain by boat appear to be predominantly cases of smuggling rather than trafficking. - U.S. State Dept Trafficking in Persons Report, June, 2008 [
          España recibe el 43% de los migrantes del Mediterráneo que llegan a las costas europeas      Cache   Translate Page      

La Organización Internacional para las Migraciones (OIM) ha revelado que España recibe el 43% de los migrantes del Mediterráneo y que Italia ha vuelto a las cifras de 2014.

Tabla comparativa de las llegadas y muertes de migrantes de los países europeos costeros.

La OIM da cifras exactas y las compara con las de 2017: 73.696 migrantes y refugiados han ingresado a Europa por vía marítima al 9 de septiembre de 2018. De esos, 32.022 llegaron a España, el destino más elegido este año.

Compara este número con las 128.993 llegadas a toda Europa en el mismo período de 2017, y con las 298.663 en la misma época (13 de septiembre) en 2016. Ha habido un descenso considerable. No así España, que adelanta a Grecia e Italia en recepción de migrantes.

En este gráfico puede verse que julio fue el mes con más llegadas:

Gráfica que compara las llegadas de migrantes por mar en cada mes del año desde 2015.

Ana Dodevska de la OIM España ha informado de que la mayoría de los migrantes irregulares llegan a España por el Mediterráneo. Casi 9.100 llegaron dentro de los 40 días desde que comenzó agosto, unos 227 por día. En lo que va de septiembre, las llegadas diarias se encontraban en casi 300 al día.

Llegadas por tierra y por mar que ha recibido España en 2018.

Dodevska también ha compartido datos sobre las nacionalidades. Casi un 60% son subsaharianos, de muchos de ellos no se consigue precisar más, pero los países de origen más comunes son Marruecos (6.000), Guinea Conakry (4.800), Mali (4.150), Costa de Marfil y Gambia (unos 2.000 cada uno).


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Digicel has agreed an infrastructure deal, understood to be valued in the tens of millions of euro, with Papua New Guinea's Western Province. It will see PNG Sustainable Development Programme (PNGSDP) and Digicel cooperate to upgrade telecoms towers, expanding coverage, deploying 'LTE' high-speed wireless communication and offering managed services.
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This week Dave (https://twitter.com/davidegts) and Gunnar (http://atechnologyjobisnoexcuse.com/about) talk about things that are ostensibly helpful, but actually dangerous: robotic tutors, voice modulators, autocomplete, and the hellscape of Android VPN apps Creeper sauce (http://ontapgrille.com/location/stow/?page=menu) is back! Gunnar can’t wait for the delivery of his Tom Bihn Tristar (https://www.tombihn.com/products/tri-star) Human vs. robot ping pong (https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/this-robot-is-almost-definitely-going-to-kick-your-ass-at-ping-pong) Hushme Lets You Talk On The Phone Privately While Pretending To Be Bane (http://www.neatorama.com/2017/03/21/Hushme-Lets-You-Talk-On-The-Phone-Privately-While-Pretending-To-Be-Bane/) Researchers Issue Security Warnings About Several Popular Android VPN Apps (http://lifehacker.com/researchers-issue-security-warnings-about-several-popul-1791617644) The browser setting everyone should turn off now (https://www.thrillist.com/tech/nation/change-chrome-autofill-browser-settings-prevent-credit-card-hacking) Is The Future Of Television Watching on Fast-Forward? (https://entertainment.slashdot.org/story/16/06/26/2044239/is-the-future-of-television-watching-on-fast-forward) Network Television Stations Speed Up TV Shows to Fit in More Ads (http://lifehacker.com/network-television-stations-speed-up-tv-shows-to-fit-in-1797131517) Couch to 5K (http://www.coolrunning.com/engine/2/2_3/181.shtml), RunKeeper (https://runkeeper.com/), and the value of chains Cutting Room Floor * Recreating Asteroids with open source and a laser projector (http://hackaday.com/2017/03/08/light-replaces-electrons-for-giant-vector-graphics-asteroids-game/) * We can now 3D print Slinkys (http://hackaday.com/2017/03/09/we-can-now-3d-print-slinkys/) * Robot Solves Sudoku on Paper (http://hackaday.com/2017/07/10/robot-solves-sudoku-on-paper/) * AI Move Poster Generator (http://www.neatorama.com/2017/07/11/AI-Move-Poster-Generator/) * Create Hilarious Fake Inspirational Messages With InspiroBot (http://lifehacker.com/create-hilarious-fake-inspirational-messages-with-inspi-1796535110) * New paint colors invented by neural network (http://lewisandquark.tumblr.com/post/160776374467/new-paint-colors-invented-by-neural-network) * Metal band names invented by neural network (http://lewisandquark.tumblr.com/post/160407271482/metal-band-names-invented-by-neural-network) * Neural networks can name guinea pigs (http://lewisandquark.tumblr.com/post/161854386267/neural-networks-can-name-guinea-pigs) * Princeton students after a freshman vs. sophomores snowball fight, 1893 (http://weird-vintage.com/post/163036593408/weirdvintage-princeton-students-after-a) * A Virtual Machine, in Google Sheets (http://hackaday.com/2017/07/05/a-virtual-machine-in-google-sheets/) We Give Thanks * The D&G Show Slack Clubhouse for the discussion topics!
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This week Dave and Gunnar talk about home storage, open source 5th columnists at MSFT, the Amazon unicorn factory, Gunnar’s new job, new workflow, and Georgios Papanikolaou, a monthly visitor of guinea pigs.

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This week, Dave and Gunnar talk about affordances, partnerships, and a bunch of reasons Red Hat is a great place to work.

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This week Dave and Gunnar celebrate Youth in Open Source Week, and talk with Dave’s favorite open source developer: his daughter, Lauren.

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This week on Dave and Gunnar: Oracle plays with science, Amazon plays with the US Postal Service, and everyone plays with tracking you like a criminal.

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This week, Dave and Gunnar talk about: Professional Wrestling, Professional Android Security, Professional Evangelism with Steve Citron-Pousty, and a very unprofessional Linus Torvalds.

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This week, Dave and Gunnar talk about: Evolution of evolution, skeumorphism (again), Onion Pi, Brick Pi, Red Hat Summit 2013, an interview with Nirmal Mehta and some lessons learned from Google and NSA.

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So this is an enormous episode, the longest we’ve done yet. If you just want to hear from Nirmal, jump to 1:00:00. Yes, an hour in. This episode is epic.

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  • Glyn Moody making our day by letting us know about CalDAV’s and CardDAV’s return to Google
  • Gunnar’s sister Wendy, for her Guinea Pig enthusiasm.
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This week, Dave and Gunnar talk about: NYC Checkbook, passwords, FSF getting silly, open source dying, killing patent trolls with fire, RHEL6 STIGs, Rasberry Pi, and next week’s Red Hat Summit.

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  • The Element 14 Community Team for taking the time to interview Lauren and inspire kids and adults around the world
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          World: Global Weather Hazards Summary: September 14 - 20, 2018      Cache   Translate Page      
Source: Famine Early Warning System Network
Country: Afghanistan, Benin, Burkina Faso, Costa Rica, Côte d'Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Honduras, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Panama, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Tajikistan, Togo, Uganda, World, Yemen

Flood risk remains high over parts of Nigeria, as heavy rainfall is expected to continue

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Heavy rainfall caused flooding in western and southern Nigeria. The forecast rain during the next week increases the risks for flooding over the region.

  2. Torrential rain has increased the level of the Atbara and Dindir Rivers. Additional rainfall over the region is likely to further raise water levels, including the Nile River and its tributaries.

  3. Irregular rainfall since June has resulted in deteriorated ground conditions across parts of western Uganda, northeastern DRC, and southern South Sudan.

  4. Despite an overall improvement in rainfall over the past four weeks, deficits remain over portions of southwestern Ethiopia and eastern South Sudan.


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Ophir Energy has written down the value of its struggling Equatorial Guinea natural gas project by $310 million (238 million pounds), it said on Thursday, while also announcing plans to cut jobs in London and move its headquarters to Asia to lower costs.

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UK-based Ophir Energy has impaired the value of its Fortuna FLNG development in Equatorial Guinea and decided to downsize its London office in order to transition to an Asian HQ. Ophir has been...

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While buying a mens leather [Wallet Bag Shop](https://walletbagshop.com "Wallet Bag Shop") might not appear like all of that big of a deal initially, it is vital that you get the most appropriate one if you're purchasing it a gift. Since he has limited phone access from Guinea, I had to cancel his credit cards, store cards and debit cards.
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Australia will provide $US7million to help Papua New Guinea fight infectious diseases including polio.
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Ophir Energy has written down the value of its struggling Equatorial Guinea natural gas project by $310 million, it said on Thursday, while also announcing plans to cut jobs in London and move its headquarters to Asia to lower costs.

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World War II

World War II was the bloodiest war in human history. Over 50 million human beings died in it. It has been studied massively by scholars among from across the spectrum of humanity. Also, it is a war that made us aware of the sacrifice of heroes who defeated Nazism. Like always, we memorize the victims of the evil Holocaust. World War II existed in many phases like the coming of war, the rise of fascist and authoritarian empires, the war itself, and the aftermath of World War II. World War II is directly related to WWI and the Great Depression. The event of WWI ended with many nations suffering economic recessions. Later, dictatorships would rise up that exploited the suffering of peoples in order for these authoritarian rulers to promote racism, bigotry, xenophobia, and ultimately genocide against innocent human beings. By November 1918, Germany surrendered to the Allied forces in ending World War One. The peace agreement was formed in 1919 with delegates from 27 nations. Most of the decisions in that agreement were established by America, France, and Great Britain. Germany and Russia weren’t there. The Treaty of Versailles was hated by Germany since it forced Germany to pay monumental reparations for its role in WWI. Italy and Japan wanted more from the deal too. Wilson thought that this agreement would end wars worldwide, but it didn’t. The 1920’s saw many countries move into democracy and freedom. Other nations came into the opposite direction in embracing dictatorships and totalitarianism. Totalitarianism means that a single party or one solitary leader controls every economic, social, and cultural aspects of people in one country. Totalitarianism would spread massively in the world by the 20th century. The 1917 Russian Revolution led Stalin to take power. Ironically, Lenin and especially Trotsky were critics of Stalin because of his totalitarian tendencies and his reckless actions. So, Joseph Stalin took power after the Russian civil war. That brutal civil war caused starvation, famine, and the deaths of millions of Russians. Lenin, before he died, moderated some of his economic policies.

By 1924, Stalin took over the Communist Party in Russia. Stalin was cruel, a murderer, and a tyrant. He regularly allowed the murder of his rivals and even fellow Communists who disagreed with him. He grew the industrial power of many farms. His Great Terror program murdered Communists who opposed him in the 1930’s. About one million people were imprisoned. The purge eliminated most of the leading officers of the Red Army plus others. Stalin promoted propaganda to maintain his vicious rule. He also violated religious freedom by destroying churches and suppressing religious expression throughout the Soviet Union. Stalin went so far that even to this day; many people falsely view every Communist and every socialist as equivalent to Stalin. Stalin ironically did more to slander socialism than any reactionary extremist could ever do.  Italian totalitarianism rose after Italy being a victor of WWI. Ironically, Italy was once part of the Allied forces during WWI. Italy didn’t get lands on the Adriatic coast that it wanted. Italy experienced a depression after WWI as well.

Veterans in Italy had trouble to find work. The communist party was growing and the government had trouble in trying to adequately handle economic issues. Later, Benito Mussolini rose up in political power. He was once more liberal and then became a dedicated fascist. By 1919, Mussolini created the Fasci di Combattimento or the Fascist Party. This was a far right wing group that promoted nationalism and wanted to control Italy. He had his followers. They were the Black shirts. These criminals fought communists and socialists in the streets of Italy. Italian King Victor Emmanuel III feared revolution. So, he asked Mussolini to form a new government. Benito was called Il Duce or the leader. Benito controlled the government, the army, etc. after years of conflict. He later ended political parties. He controlled the press. He formed a secret police. He promoted brainwashing involving youth groups and Mussolini opposed strikes. He hated liberalism and socialism. Fascism was spreading like a cancer in the world.

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The Further Rise of Fascism

For a time before the rise of Hitler and after World War One, Germany was a democracy. This was the Weimar Republic which was formed in the German town in Weimar.  It suffered struggles because of the economic problems in 1920’s Germany. High inflation and huge economic troubles caused the Weimar Republic to be on the brink of collapse. By the 1930’s, the Great Depression was global and further harmed the Weimar Republic.  Socialist groups were in existence desiring change. Also, antidemocratic far right groups were in existence like the National Socialist German Workers’ Party or the Nazi Party. They threatened the republic. The Nazis were not socialists. They hated socialism, communism, and other beliefs that promoted workers’ rights and class interests. Socialism believes in class struggle and racial equality while the Nazis believed in white supremacy and racism. Adolf Hitler was the leader of the Nazi Party. Hitler was the son of an Austrian civil servant. Hitler also was a decorated World War I soldier and a failed artist. He was near madness and he was completely evil. He joined the small Nazi Party after the war and ruled it later on. He was in prison because his party tried to cause a rebellion in an attempt to overthrow the Weimar Republic. His book that he wrote in prison was entitled, Mein Kampf or My Struggle. It scapegoated Jewish people, socialists, communists, etc. for the economic problems in Germany. He was very anti-Semitic and he hated Jewish people greatly. Anti-Semitism has been in Europe for centuries and Hitler promoted pseudo-scientific theories as a means to proclaim his racist ideologies. Mein Kampf was a national bestseller in Germany. This book wanted Nazis to have global domination and the extermination of Jewish people plainly speaking. The book falsely assumed that black people were inferior, which is a lie. Germany by the 1930’s had unemployment, hunger, homelessness, and economic collapse. The Nazis gained control by the Germany government by January 1933.

By that time, the president of the Weimar Republic appointed Hitler as chancellor of Germany. Hitler was later President and increased his power massively. Hitler made his powers unchecked by the German parliament or the Reichstag. In 1935, the Weimar Republic’s institutions were silenced. Hitler was the sole ruler of Germany. Hitler was a totalitarian like Mussolini and France. Hitler formed a secret police that crushed dissent. The state controlled press the praised him. He promoted Hitler Youth and the League of German Girls to indoctrinate the youth with Nazi ideas. By the late 1930’s, Hitler used rearmament and public works projects. The Germans cheered for him at Nazi rallies. He attacked Jewish people, communists, and socialists. Many Jewish people suffered abuse, discrimination, and murder by the Nazis and their supporters as well. Japan once saw democracy grow in the 1920’s. There were trade unions, men voting, and other parties formed. This ended with the Great Depression. By the 1930’s, Japan moved into a more militaristic direction. Japan had a constitutional monarchy ruled by one emperor. Japan used its military to attack Manchuria in 1931. They moved a more new regime called Manchukuo in Manchuria. They gained more natural resources in Asia by invasion. They also invaded China to steal Chinese railroads and coastal resources. They also conquered Nanjing where Japanese soldiers murder more than 200,000 Chinese people and many women were raped (called the Rape of Nanjing). Militarism spread in Italy, Germany, and Japan.

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The League of Nations was very weak by America refusing to join it. The League of Nations had no army, no navy, and no power to enforce its proclamations. Hitler and Mussolini harmed societies. Germany’s economy grew from 1933 to 1936. He or Hitler wanted all Germanic peoples to be united in one Reich or state. He wanted to have Lebensraum or living space for Germanic peoples. He sent German troops to the Rhineland by 1936 and the League of Nations didn’t respond to stop him. Mussolini invaded Ethiopia in 1935, which was an independent African nation. Haile Selassie or the leader of Ethiopia wanted the League of Nations to respond and help them, but the League of Nations refused to do so. Ethiopia was conquered until years later when Ethiopia defeated the Italian invaders. Fascists fought in the Spanish Civil War. It lasted from 1936 to 1939. It was about the fascist nationalists fighting against Spain’s democratic Republican government. Hitler and Mussolini aided Franco and the Spanish fascists during the civil war. General Francisco Franco tested his military technology in the war. The Soviet Union aided the Republican forces. France, Britain, and the United States remained on the sidelines mostly (except for some Americans and other Westerners volunteering to join the Republican cause). The Fascists won the Spanish civil war unfortunately.


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Isolationism vs. Interventionism

By the 1930’s, France and Britain wanted appeasement in dealing with the aggressive, fascist nations of Nazi Germany, etc. This wanted to make concessions to prevent enemy nations from going forward with all-out war and maintain peace. This policy didn’t work as the fascist leaders would be bolder to try to conquer more lands unjustly. Some appeasers viewed World War I as so bloody that they wanted peace at any cost. Some believed that the Soviet Union was more of a threat than Germany or Italy. Franklin Delano Roosevelt wanted a Good Neighbor policy with Latin America. He improved relations with the Soviet Union. Back then, at first, he didn’t take a forceful line against Germany aggression. He wanted to focus on its American problems and later embraced isolationism. FDR would later reject isolationism. Hitler in the spring of 1938 conquered Austria. He formed the Anschluss in Austria. He conquered Sudenteland in the fall of 1938. That region of western Czechoslovakia was many ethnic Germans living there. Britain and France appeased Nazi Germany during the Munich Conference. Hitler and British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain plus French premier Edouard Daladier allowed Hitler to rule Sudetenland in order to try to get peace. Chamberlain came to London and praised the Munich Pact. He was wrong as war would occur 11 months later.

President Franklin Delano Roosevelt later condemned aggression in Asia and he did little to stop it. There was the 1937 attack on China. It shocked Americans and the rape of Nanjing would come in December of 1937. Japan attacked with no declaration of war. China experienced terrorism by Japan forces among its cities like in Shanghai and Nanjing. 3 American sailors were killed and the United States gunboat Panay on the Chang River was sank. FDR criticized Japan’s aggression in a speech in Chicago on October 5, 1937. He condemned Japanese attacks on civilian populations. He also said that no part of the war is truly isolated form the world. He wanted an alliance of nations to promote peace against aggression. He was criticized by many for his interventionist stance. Japan continued to invade more territories. France and Britain couldn’t stop Hitler’s aggression. Hitler conquered all of Czechoslovakia into German hands. This alarmed France and Britain. They started to prepare plans for a defensive measure against the Nazis. France and Britain said that if Nazi invaded other territories, then war would transpire. Britain and France signed an agreement with Poland aiding them if Hitler invaded Poland. Hitler wanted the Soviet Union to be a buffer against Poland. So, he or Adolf Hitler would not fight 2 fronts in a war.

That is why Germany signed the Nazi-Soviet Nonaggression Pact with the Soviets on August 23, 1939. They promised to not attack each other. They also agreed to invade and divide up Poland. This aggressive agreement shocked the world. It was one of the biggest mistakes of the Soviet Union. During the early mornings of September 1, 1939, Nazi Germany invaded Poland with a blitzkrieg strike. Fast moving tanks and soldiers conquered Poland. The Soviet Union invaded Poland from the east on September 17, 1939. France and Britain did nothing to help Poland. Poland was soon defeated by the end of September. World War II started with the Nazi invasion of Poland. The Axis Powers were Germany, Italy, Japan, and other nations. The Allies included Britain, France, and later other countries like America, China, plus the Soviet Union. During the spring of 1940, Germany invaded Denmark and Norway on April 9, 1940. By May 10, he used his blitzkrieg forces into the Netherlands, Belgium, and Luxembourg. His army was fast and powerful. Laster, he fought France. There was the Maginot Line and other areas. In May 1940, Germany moved into the Ardennes and British forces escaped form Dunkirk. Soon, France was defeated and conquered. It took only 35 days for Hitler to rule over France. The Nazis marched in Paris.

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Winston Churchill gave speeches to Parliament and other places in England to fight the Nazi threat. He said on June 4, 1940 that he would fight everywhere against the Nazis and he won’t surrender. He rallied the British nation. They prepared for battles. Soon, Hitler invaded Britain via Operation Sea Lion. He or Hitler wanted the German air force of the Luftwaffe to bomb the British Royal Air Force. He wanted to control the British skies. The air battle continued between England and the Nazis. The Nazis attacked on July of 1940 starting the Battle of Britain. Almost 1,000 British planes were lost. More than 1,700 Nazi planes were lost. The Blitz included the Nazis destroying civilian infrastructure in Britain. Churches, homes, factories, schools, and other areas were bombed. Many British people lived in subways to escape the bombing campaign from Germany. Later, Hitler halted invasion attempts and the British were victorious. While this was going on, Winston Churchill wanted America to ally with him in fighting the Nazis. Many viewed this war as a fight for democracy globally. Nazis threatened human freedoms worldwide and that’s true.

Back then, America was mostly isolationist. President Roosevelt agreed with Churchill that the Nazi threat was real, but FDR knew that most Americans were opposed to U.S. intervention. The Great Depression was just ending. Many Americans wanted to focus on domestic affairs. The isolationist movement grew after the Nye Committee (named after Congressman Gerald Nye of South Dakota) saying that corporate interests benefited from World War One. Congress even passed the Neutrality Acts of 1935, 1936, and 1937. These laws used restrictions on American trade during the time of war. One example of this policy was Americans were forbidden to sail on ships owned by belligerents or nations at war. Americans were banned from making loans to belligerents or selling them arms and munitions. These laws didn’t make a distinction between aggressors like Nazis and Italy and victims like Poland or Great Britain and France. The interventionists wanted the support of America to giave great aid to the Allied cause.

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Roosevelt was angry at the limitations of the Neutrality Acts. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt was anti-Nazi and promoted democracies. Congress passed the Neutrality Act of 1939. This act was different in that it makes it legal to have a cash and carry policy. This allowed belligerent nations to buy goods and arms in the United States if they paid cash and carried the merchandise on their own ships. The British navy controlled the seas. This policy allowed America to aid the British economically. Some Americans didn’t like Roosevelt’s pro-Allies stance. These people wanted isolation and neutrality even in the midst of millions of Jewish people dying by the Holocaust. Isolationists and interventionists debated each other greatly in 1940 and 1941. This came when Britain was alone in Europe fighting the Nazis. Some interventionists wanted to aid the British as a way to keep America out of the war militarily. One group promoting this view was the Committee to Defend America by Aiding the Allies. Isolationists wanted neutrality. They wanted no funding of Allies since they believed that it would ultimately cause war against the Axis. Many of the isolationists were indeed racists and pro-Nazis.  The America First Committee was an isolationist group. Charles Lindbergh was one leading isolationist who condemned the Soviet Union and Japan while not massively criticizing the Axis Powers back then (until Pearl Harbor). The American First Committee had rallies nationwide. American journalist Edward R. Murrow reported news during the Battle of Britain. He exposed the fact that the Nazis were bombing civilian targets. This motivated interventionists to continue in the fight to defend democracy. Germany, Italy, and Japan had the Tripartite Pact in September of 1940. This agreement wanted each nation to defend each other in case they were attacked by another power.

Congress passed the Selective Service Act. This was a peacetime draft. It gave military training of 1.3 million troops and 800,000 reserve troops every year. Also, President Roosevelt aided Great Britain more. He gave 50 WWI era battleships in eight British defense bases. He did this without the consent of Congress as it was an emergency in his mind. FDR soon was elected for an unprecedented third time against Republican nominee Wendell L. Willkie of Indiana. Willkie accused FDR of not handling economic and foreign policy affairs the right way. Yet, most Americans wanted FDR to maintain the course of American society. Once re-elected, President Franklin Roosevelt supported Britain even more. FDR was short on funds from the cash and carry goods program. FDR addressed Congress on January 6, 1941.  He spoke of the four freedoms. They were the freedom of speech, the freedom of worship, the freedom from want, and the freedom from fear. These freedoms were threatened by the Nazi and Japanese militarism. Roosevelt wanted America to aid the Allies in order to stop the Nazi empire. Roosevelt wanted to promote America as the “great arsenal for democracy.” Britain wanted help and America gave the UK help. In March of 1941, Congress passed the Lend-Lease Act. It was numbered 1776 after the big debate among isolationists and interventionists. The act gave Roosevelt the power to send and lease plus lend resources to allies in defense of America. By 1945, America sent more than $40 billion of Lend-Lease aid to the Allies plus to the Soviet Union. It was an act of economic war against the Nazis and the rest of the Axis Powers.

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The historic Atlantic Charter promoted an alliance among Great Britain and America. It occurred on August of 1941. This was when President Roosevelt and Prime Minister Winston Churchill met secretly on a warship of the coast of Newfoundland. They walked about the British response in the world. They also wanted to talk about the future after the war ended and after Hitler was defeated. Both of them signed the Atlantic Charter, which promoted national self-determination and an international system of general security. Roosevelt was more apt to oppose colonialism while Churchill is well known to have supported colonialism including the concept of the British Empire. Hitler knew of these things. He knew America was funding the Allies. So, he responded. American ships escorted arms shipments to Iceland and the British picked them up and sent them to England. By the fall of 1941, Hitler used German U-boats of submarines to attack American ships. Many U-boats shot at the USS Greer, hit the USS Kearny, and the USS Rueben James. Over 100 sailors were killed by these acts. Many Americans were angered. This was close to America declaring war on Germany. America by this time was a neutral nation, but that would change. FDR ordered the Navy to attack German U-boats on sights. By June 1941, the Nazis declared war on the Soviet Union via Operation Barbarossa. This was his greatest mistake since the Soviet Union would mobilize its factories and army to help end the Nazis. The Soviets used millions of its people to organize factories, soldiers, and other resources to respond plus defeat Nazi Germany. By November of 1941, America would be closer to have involvement in World War Two militarily.

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America Enters the War

America came into World War II after Japan’s attack in America. It started by December of 1941. Japan and America were once allies during WWI. Later, things have changed. Japan expanded its militarist empire throughout Asia and the Pacific region. America had forces in Guam and the Philippines. Japan considered this reality a threat to its acquiring of natural resources. Yet, Japan still traded with America. The U.S. supplied Japan with oil and other resources too. Japan took over China and Vietnam (which was called Indo-China back then). President Roosevelt wanted this expansion to end. July 1940 was the time when FDR placed an embargo on naval and aviation supplies to Japan. These supplies included oil, iron ore, fuel, steel, and rubber. FDR made a bigger embargo after the Tripartite Pact was made in 1940. Japanese expansion slowed down. Yet, Japan continued to conquer more territories. General Hideki Tojo was the new Japanese prime minister in 1941. He was called the razor for his sharp mind. He wanted military expansion and keep America neutral. In the summer of 1941, both America and Japan were in serious negotiations in order to end disagreements. Japan wanted to expand while American leaders were opposed to this goal. Japan’s final demands were rejected by U.S. Secretary of State Cordell Hull in 1941.Tojo tried a final peace initiative, but failed. Tojo decided on fighting America via war. During the beginning of December, Japan would strike America in Hawaii. Japanese diplomats were in D.C. while Japanese ships headed for Pearl Harbor. Pearl Harbor had a major amount of U.S. naval ships. Tojo sent Vice Admiral Chuichi Nagumo to command the attack. He had 6 aircraft carriers, 360 airplanes, and many battleships plus cruisers. There were submarines there too. Japanese wanted a surprise attack in order to end American military forces in the Pacific. Japan wanted to expand into new territories to gain resources.


The Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor was brutal. American forces were surprised by the attacks. The USS Arizona was destroyed. The USS Arizona was blown up. Nearly 2,500 people were killed. 8 battleships were severely damaged, 3 destroyed left unusable, and 3 light cruisers were damaged. 160 aircraft were destroyed and 128 more were damaged. The U.S. battle fleet was out of commission for almost six months. The Japanese had access to get new raw materials in new territories. Much of the  U.S. aircraft carriers were out to sea in that time. The USS Arizona, the USS Oklahoma, and the USS Utah suffered harsh damage. Nagumo canceled a third wave of bombers. He came back home since he didn’t wanted an American counterstrike. The American Pacific Fleet would recover. As news about Pearl Harbor spread in America, FDR addressed Congress. He promoted unity to fight the Japanese. Nothing was the same. Most Americans soon desired to declare war. The Soviet Union now was in the Allied cause. Political infighting ended between isolationists and interventionists. The only people who opposed involvement in the war were pacifists, isolationists, and others. President Roosevelt gave a speech to promote the declaration of war. Congress supported the declaration of war in the House 388 to 1 and in the Senate unanimously. Later, Japan, Germany, and Italy declared war on America. Democrats and Republicans were in the war effort. Patriotism increased. Many Americans mobilized for the war effort. Some were in the military, some joined other organizations, and some funded the Red Cross. 16 million Americans joined the military in the war. The U.S. Army grew from about 1.4 million to 3 million people. The Navy grew from under 300,000 to more than 600,000 people.

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Americans of every ethnicity and sex were involved in World War II. 300,000 Mexican Americans and 25,000 Native Americans were in integrated units. Nearly one million African Americans joined the military in mostly segregated units. They first worked in limited roles at first. Later, African Americans saw more active combat and served in the white combat units in some cases. This came after causalities mounted. Over 350,000 women served in World War II in a diversity of roles. In 1941, Congresswoman Edith Nourse Rogers introduced a bill formed the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps which would change into the WAC or the Women’s Army Corps in 1943. The WAC allowed women clerical workers, truck drivers, instructors, and lab technicians to work for the United States Army. Over 150,000 women served in the WAC. 15,000 women served overseas. 600 women received medals for their service. The Army Nurse Corps had 57,000 nurses. These nurses were in danger from the Axis in Europe and in the Pacific. Thousands of more women were in the Navy and Coast Guard auxiliaries. Industry would mobilize too. Roosevelt inspired American production of industry to be used in the war. The War Production Board or the WPB oversaw the conversion of peacetime industry into a war industry. Many agencies made materials to promote resources for the war. Civilian goods were regulated. Organized labor negotiated with the government too. All of these things were controlled with the help of the OWM or the Office of War Mobilization. Defense spending massively ended the Great Depression.

That spending was government money which proves the notion that government intervention can end recessions and depressions. A job came for every worker who wanted one. Production for military supplies increased. Henry Ford produced for America. American made production much more than Axis nations combined by 1944. American production was key in causing the Allied victory of World War II.

After Pearl Harbor, Japan moved as quickly as possible in the Pacific in order for them to control areas before a major American response. In December 1941, Douglas MacArthur struggled to secure the Philippines. The Philippines had little support. Japan destroyed half of the Army’s fighter planes in the region. Japan quickly controlled Guam. They also took Hong Kong and Wake Island. Japan attacked the Philippines by December 22, 1941. MacArthur used his forces to try to stop the Japanese. Yet, the Japanese had bigger numbers, so MacArthur and his forces were forced to retreat. The U.S. left Manila to the Bataan peninsula. They dug in for a siege on Corregidor. Americans suffered heavily and many had low rations. MacArthur left into Australia via evacuation by orders from the U.S. government. Other Americans remained behind. They held out until May of 1942. This was when 75,000 troops surrendered. They were taken as POWs to march 55 miles to the Bataan peninsula to go into a railway. They were forced to march 8 more miles. More than 7,000 Americans and Filipino troops died during the Bataan Death March. Japanese forces continued to get more lands in the Pacific. They got oil and rubber plies in the Southeast Asian region. By the summer of 1942, Japan thought about dominating the Indian Ocean, Australia, New Zealand, and the central Pacific. America had to act quickly to prevent that from happening.

FDR led a response against Japan. This was the Doolittle Raid. It involved a nighttime bombing raid from the USS Hornet aircraft carrier. It was led by Colonel James Doolittle. Doolittle led the raid of 16 B-25 bombings to attack Tokyo. The raid killed 50 Japanese people and damaged 100 buildings. The pilot flew to China where they crash landed. The Doolittle Raid was a small military gain, but it gave Americans more confidence. The Battle of Coral Sea was used to fight Japan. In May of 1942, Japanese moved to take Port Moresby in New Guinea. The Japanese wanted to attack Australia later on. They also wanted to protect its military bases at Rabual, New Guinea. America sent 2 aircraft carriers. They were the USS Lexington and the USS Yorktown along with support vessels to attack the Japanese forces. On May 7-8, 1948, American and Japanese forces fought each other via aircraft. The battle was a draw, but it further gave Americans forces confidence to continue. Aircraft carriers and planes were key weapons in WWII. Japan no longer attacked New Guinea in the future. 1942 saw the Allied response against the Axis Powers to exist in a higher level.

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The Allies Winning

June 1942 was a time of the Allied forces were still responding and fighting the Axis Powers. The Axis Powers never had a long term strategy in their goals. Hitler wanted to rule Europe and murder Jewish people, Communists, socialists, plus non-white Germanic peoples. Mussolini wanted an empire from Italy to East Africa. Tojo wanted to dominate Western Pacific areas and Asia. The Allied forces had a more unified purpose. Roosevelt, Churchill, and Stalin wanted Nazi Germany defeated. America created tons of materials for the Allies, but the Allies fought Nazi U-Boats in order for the Allies to carry those supplies to the UK, the Soviet Union, and other Allied forces. German U-Boats sank more than 3,500 merchant ships and murdered thousands of Allied seamen in the Atlantic and Caribbean waters. By mid-1943, the Allied forces used radar to track and destroy German U-Boats. Long range bombers defeated many U-boats too. Germany attacked Russia in 1941. The Nazis send one army north to Leningrad and a second one east toward Moscow. They also had a third group going south to Stalingrad. The Nazis were deep in the Soviet Union. Millions of Soviet soldiers and civilians were killed. The Soviet resistance and the Russian winter ended the Nazi advance. Hitler also wanted to capture Stalingrad in order to get the rich oil fields of the Caucasus Mountains. The battle of Stalingrad was long and harsh. German troops had house by house fights. The Soviet troops counterattacked. The Nazis were trapped. Hitler resisted defeat at first. The remaining German troops surrendered on January 31, 1943. The battle of Stalingrad was a turning point in the war. It was the end of the Hitler advance in the east. Hitler never could dominate Europe. Nazi armies were in retreat and came back toward Germany. The Soviet Union was now in the offensive going westward into Berlin.

There was World War II battles in North Africa too. In the deserts and mountains of North Africa, Germany and Britain fought each other for territories. The British were fighting the Germans and the Italians since 1940. The Allied forces wanted North Africa. Stalin wanted America and Britain to fight the Nazis in France in order to cause a second European front (plus give Stalin more freedom to fight). FDR and Churchill wanted to go into North Africa at first instead. Both thought that they needed more time to go into France from the English Channel. FDR and Churchill wanted to get North Africa, so they could go into Italy. By October of 1942, the British won a major victory at El Alamein in Egypt. The British moved westward. Allied troops landed in Morocco and Algeria and started to move east toward key German position. The Allied invasion of North Africa was started by General Dwight Eisenhower, who was an American. German general Erwin Rommel on February of 1943 led his Afrika Korps against the Americans at the Kasserine Pass in Tunisia. He was called the Desert Fox. Rommel broke through the American lines. He wanted to go to the Allied supply base at Tebessa in Algeria. American soldiers stopped the Rommel assault. Rommel retreated after he lacked the supplies to carry onward. The Kasserine Pass victory inspired Americans. They or the Allies wanted aggressive officers and troops who were trained at desert fighting. Eisenhower put the American forces in North Africa under the command of George S. Patton Jr. He was a tank commander and an expert strategist. Patton’s forces went east. They had confidence. At the same time, the British forces went westward from Egypt. They trapped the Axis armies. The Nazis decreased in power at Tunisia. Rommel escaped and his army didn’t win. By May of 1943, German and Italian forces surrendered with about 240,000 troops.

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By 1943, the Nazis were on the defensive. January of 1943 was the time when Roosevelt and Churchill met at Casablanca, Morocco to plan their next moves. They decided to bomb Germany and invade Italy. FDR wanted the Allies to only accept unconditional surrender. FDR didn’t want Hitler, Mussolini, or Tojo to have some negotiated peace. FDR wanted complete victory. The Allied forces invaded Italy. First, they came to Sicily since it had little U-Boats and it was an island. By July 1943, British and American armies came into Sicily. Eisenhower commanded the joint American-British forces to strike. The Axis escaped into the mainland of Italy. The 38 day campaign caused the Allies to control the western Mediterranean. It paved the way for the invasion of the Italian mainland. It also ended the rule of Benito Mussolini years later. Italy surrendered on September 3, 1943. 5 weeks later, Italy declared war on Germany. Hitler didn’t give up on Italy yet. Mussolini was rescued by a German airborne force from a mountaintop fortress. Hitler made him a puppet leader of northern Italy. In southern Italy, the Nazis fought against the Allies.

The invasion of Italy by the Allies wasn’t easy. Italy had massive mountains, heavy rains, and tough terrain. Allied forces would not completely defeat the Axis until 1944, but the Allied force would have ma
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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.

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The royal commission’s latest findings reveal that CBA’s life insurance division, for one, regularly ignored the advice of its doctors and denied legitimate claims to save money. The horror stories just keep coming here.

You’re going to like them even less if you’re a retiree. Banks are slashing deposit rates for savers to try and lower their funding costs.

You might have heard most of them have boosted their mortgage rates recently, too. This widening spread is likely to buffer their profits if they can hold it.

However, for those still hanging onto a large cash balance, sources of income are becoming as scarce as credibility across corporate Australia.

This could drive more money into the share market.

High prices, to high dividends?

I suppose the least we could say for the market action since August is that it has brought values lower.

That can make for a more attractive entry price if you think the outlook for the market is reasonably bright for the near future.

I’m one of those people.

It’s quite possible that a lot of this money – if this suggestion is correct – could flow to the big Aussie miners first. The banks are off the boil and Telstra needs to spend up for the arrival of the 5G network.

Even then, such a suggestion still might sound strange.

Trump’s trade war rhetoric has battered them down recently. The S&P/ASX300 Metals and Mining Index is down 11% this quarter.

But the BHP Billiton Ltd [ASX:BHP] and Rio Tinto Ltd [ASX:RIO] already have reasonable yields, and the commodity space, in parts, is really firing.

The Australian reported on Tuesday that thermal coal exports were at a record in July. Coking and thermal coal combined are currently Australia’s top export.

That’s not all. LNG spot prices hit a four-year high this week, too. Queensland’s LNG exports in August were at their strongest in seven months.

Australia’s opportunity around LNG is unlikely to slow down anytime soon.

China’s projected demand could double between 2017 and 2020, and they’re prepared to secure it.

Case in point: Qatar’s state-owned gas company has signed a 22-year supply deal to PetroChina.

The Chinese are also now likely to use Australia, Qatar and Papua New Guinea as suppliers over the United States.

That’s not all.

Russian sanctions and Brazilian environmental concerns have slashed the available supply for alumina and sent its price up 60% this year.

Graham Kerr of South32 Ltd...


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Di seguito il testo dell'infografica sulle dimensioni dell'universo pubblicata su Edu INAF. In effetti presenta alcune modifiche e una corposa aggiunta.
Il modo in cui abbiamo visto l’universo si è modificato nel corso della nostra storia sulla Terra. In epoche antiche, infatti, l’universo era costituito esclusivamente da Terra, Sole e Luna. Le dimensioni di tale universo vennero stimate per la prima volta da Archimede che valutò tale distanza in circa 10000 volte il raggio della Terra.
Questa fu, per molto tempo, la stima migliore della distanza Terra-Sole: sia Aristarco (1500 volte circa) sia Ipparco (490 volte circa) fornirono stime di molto inferiori.
La prima stima che si avvicinò al valore esatto fu quella di Christiaan Huygens del 1659 che determinò tale distanza in 24000 volte il raggio terrestre. Tale stima, basata sulle fasi di Venere, non venne ritenuta sufficientemente scientifica a differenza di quella prodotta da Giovanni Domenico Cassini e Jean Richer del 1672 misurando la posizione di Marte nel cielo il primo da Parigi e il secondo dalla Guinea Francese, determinando una distanza di 21700 volte il raggio terrestre, da confrontare con la distanza reale, che è all’incirca 23455 volte il raggio terrestre.
Nel frattempo, nel 1781, William Herschel, astronomo dilettante, dal giardino della sua casa era riuscito a scoprire un nuovo oggetto all’interno del Sistema Solare, il pianeta Urano. Il buon Herschel, per ingraziarsi re Giorgio III, decise di chiamare il nuovo pianeta Astro di Giorgio, così il re gli fornì un cospicuo finanziamento che permise a Herschel di acquistare il telescopio, per l’epoca, più grande del mondo, con un’apertura di 1,2 metri. Fu con questo strumento che l’astronomo riuscì a scoprire che il Sole faceva parte di un’unica casa cosmica, la Via Lattea, la nostra galassia.
Herschel era, però, convinto che tutto il contenuto dell’universo fosse racchiuso all’interno della nostra galassia. Nonostante i progressi tecnologici dei secoli successivi, tale idea continuò a restare ben radicata tra gli astronomi fino a che, nel 1920, non si arrivò al così detto Grande Dibattito, una sfida tra chi riteneva che gli all’incirca 300000 anni luce della Via Lattea contenevano tutte le stelle visibili nel cielo, rappresentati da Harlow Shapley, e chi riteneva che gli oggetti più piccoli nel cielo erano tali a causa della loro enorme distanza dalla Terra, questi ultimi rappresentati da Heber Curtis.
A dirimere la questione ci pensò Edwin Hubble studiando la galassia NGC 6822, nota anche come galassia di Barnard dal suo scopritore, Edward Emerson Barnard. Hubble determinò che tale galassia si trovava a circa 700000 anni luce da noi, quindi abbondantemente oltre il limite massimo supposto da Shapley.
Oggi sappiamo che l’universo visibile è grande 13.8 miliardi di anni luce, ma supponiamo ci possano essere oggetti anche oltre il punto più lontano in cui possiamo guardare.

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Guinea, Coyah, Conakry, at 20-30 m depth, collected 1995-00-00, ex coll. J. Trausel. Image by Joop Trausel and Frans Slieker.
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Liputan6.com, Jakarta - Semua hewan di dunia memiliki insting kuat untuk menjaga diri ketika hidup di alam bebas. Binatang umumnya dikaruniai sistem pertahanan alami untuk memastikan kelangsungan hidup mereka.

Para ilmuwan di dunia kemudian meneliti berbagai jenis hewan untuk mencari tahu apa yang bisa didapatkan oleh manusia dari fauna yang konon bisa jadi 'penyembuh'.

Melansir laman goodnet.org, Kamis (13/9/2018), berikut 5 hewan yang, melalui penelitian ilmiah, memiliki keajaiban berupa kekuatan untuk menyembuhkan, seperti merehabilitasi dan mengobati penyakit pada manusia.

 

Saksikan video pilihan di bawah ini:

1. Anjing

Pemindaian anjing yang telah diberi microchip dengan alat khusus di Dinas Ketahanan Pangan, Kelautan, dan Pertanian DKI Jakarta, Rabu (12/9). Pemasangan microchip untuk mempermudah recording kesehatan dan identifikasi anjing. (Merdeka.com/Iqbal Nugroho)#source%3Dgooglier%2Ecom#https%3A%2F%2Fgooglier%2Ecom%2Fpage%2F%2F10000

Para peneliti mengemukakan, ludah anjing bisa menyembuhkan luka. Selain itu, gerakan lidah anjing dapat mengobati proses penyembuhan luka karena air liur anjing melepaskan kotoran yang menempel pada luka tersebut.

Ilmuwan menemukan protein yang disebut Nerve Growth Factor (NGF) dalam air liur anjing.

Luka manusia yang diobati dengan NGF akan sembuh dua kali lebih cepat daripada luka yang tidak diobati.

2. Ular

(Foto: Merdeka) Ular Tanah.#source%3Dgooglier%2Ecom#https%3A%2F%2Fgooglier%2Ecom%2Fpage%2F%2F10000

Bisa ular dikatakan oleh para peneliti mengandung protein dalam jumlah tinggi. Dipercaya dapat membantu mengobati stroke dan mencegah pembekuan darah.

Meski gigitan ular berbisa dapat mengancam jiwa, namun racun binatang melata ini diklaim ampuh mengobati penyakit. Protein yang terkandung dalam racun ular, yang disebut ancrod, umumnya ditemukan dalam racun ular tanah atau Malayan pit viper (Calloselasma rhodostoma).

Bisa ular tanah dapat melarutkan gumpalan-gumpalan darah yang menjadi penyebab munculnya stroke. Racunnya bekerja selama enam jam setelah gejala stroke terdeteksi.

Racun ular tanah saat ini banyak digunakan di Eropa untuk mengobati pasien yang menderita pembekuan darah dan untuk mencegah penggumpalan darah setelah operasi atau setelah melalui prosedur tertentu.

3. Kucing

Siobhan Moore mendandani kucingnya sebelum tampil fashion show kucing di Hotel Algonquin di New York, (2/8). Acara penggalangan dana ini untuk membantu 150 hewan lebih yang berhasil diselamatkan dan kini di penampungan hewan. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)#source%3Dgooglier%2Ecom#https%3A%2F%2Fgooglier%2Ecom%2Fpage%2F%2F10000

Saat tidur, kucing kerap mengeluarkan suara seperti mendengkur atau dalam bahasa ilmiahnya disebut purring (suara getar rendah kontinyu biasanya mengekspresikan kepuasan). Inilah yang dapat memperbaiki tulang patah.

Frekuensi 20 hingga 50 Hertz sangat membantu dalam mempercepat proses penyembuhan cedera tulang. Vibrasi purring, yang berkisar dari 20 - 140 Hertz, dapat membantu menyembuhkan cedera jaringan lunak pada ligamen (pita-pita keras yang menghubungkan tulang dengan tulang di dalam tubuh), tendon (sekumpulan jaringan ikat berserat kuat yang menghubungkan jaringan otot dengan tulang) dan otot.

4. Lebah

Peternak lebah, Uwe Marth menunjukkan sarang lebah madu yang diproduksi di atap Katedral Berlin di Berlin, 14 Mei 2018. Seseorang tidak akan mengira kalau ibu kota Jerman itu adalah lokasi ideal untuk beternak lebah dan produksi madu (AP/Markus Schreiber)#source%3Dgooglier%2Ecom#https%3A%2F%2Fgooglier%2Ecom%2Fpage%2F%2F10000

Lebah adalah tulang punggung ekosistem kita, sebab serangga itu mampu menyediakan banyak sumber makanan bagi manusia. Serbuk sari lebah adalah makanan yang sempurna, mengandung beragam nutrisi yang dibutuhkan oleh tubuh seseorang.

Serbuk sari disebut oleh para ilmuwan memiliki protein tinggi, vitamin, mineral, asam lemak dan bioflavonoid yang bersifat anti-virus, anti-bakteri dan membantu menurunkan kolesterol. Serbuk sari segar juga mengandung setidaknya 20 asam amino yang dapat membangun sel-sel baru.

5. Hewan Peliharaan: Anjing, Kucing, Kelinci dan Babi Guinea

Seekor kelinci ditemukan di Bandara Adelaide kemudian diserahkan ke petugas dari organisasi penyayang binatang RSPCA, Nalika Van Loenen. (Supplied: RSPCA)#source%3Dgooglier%2Ecom#https%3A%2F%2Fgooglier%2Ecom%2Fpage%2F%2F10000

Hewan peliharaan telah terbukti mampu meningkatkan kekebalan pada bayi.

Bayi yang terbiasa hidup berdampingan dengan hewan peliharaan selama enam bulan pertama kehidupan, bisa mengembangkan kemampuannya untuk terhindar dari alergi dan asma.

Anak-anak yang tinggal bersama hewan peliharaan juga cenderung tidak gampang terkena pilek dan infeksi telinga selama tahun pertama kehidupan.


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Why does a guinea pig need a suit of armor? You never know! So read on, and suit up with the math in pet armor.

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This hairless guinea pig eating a cucumber is the cute fix you needBrace yourself — you’re about to meet the most adorable guinea pig in the world. This is Ludwik. 



          La OPEP revisa a la baja pronóstico de demanda de crudo y aumenta su oferta      Cache   Translate Page      
La OPEP revisó hoy ligeramente a la baja su pronóstico sobre el consumo mundial de crudo, que estima ahora en 100,23 millones de barriles al día (mbd) en 2019, al tiempo que reportó un aumento de su oferta petrolera en agosto. En su informe mensual, la Organización de Países Exportadores de Petróleo (OPEP) predice que en 2018 la demanda de «oro negro» se situará en una media de 98,82 mbd - 1,67 % (1,62 mbd) más que en 2017 - y aumentará un 1,43 % (1,41 mbd) el año próximo. Frente al crecimiento del consumo previsto hace un mes (1,68 % en 2018 y 1,45 %), las nuevas cifras suponen una leve corrección a la baja que, según el informe, «reflejan proyecciones económicas menos optimistas», sobre todo en América Latina y Oriente Medio. La OPEP advierte de que, si bien las previsiones de crecimiento de la economía mundial «siguen siendo sólidas para 2018 y 2019, de un 3,8 % y un 3,6 %, respectivamente», en diversas regiones ha surgido una «fragilidad subyacente», que puede eventualmente traer un cambio del panorama y afectar el consumo de energía. Como «desafío», el informe destaca «una combinación» de políticas de ajuste monetario de los bancos centrales G4 (Eurozona, Estados Unidos, Reino Unido y Japón), el debilitamiento «en algunos países emergentes, las tensiones comerciales (por el conflicto de los aranceles) y preocupaciones geopolíticas». Recuerda «en particular» los recientes eventos en Argentina, Turquía y Sudáfrica, con fuertes devaluaciones de las respectivas monedas nacionales, y el hecho de que la tendencia a la depreciación se ha contagiado a la India. «Adicionalmente, iniciativas de creciente proteccionismo se han sumado a los riesgos, sobre todo para las economías emergentes y en desarrollo», advierten los expertos de la OPEP. Por otro lado, el informe revela que los quince países miembros de la organización incrementaron el mes pasado su bombeo conjunto en 278.000 barriles diarios, hasta totalizar 32,56 mbd, según los cálculos en base a «fuentes secundarias» del documento. Libia fue de lejos el socio que más abrió las espitas (+256.000 bd), seguido de Irak (+90.000 bd), Nigeria (+74.000), Arabia Saudí (38.000 bd), Emiratos Árabes Unidos (+12.000), Kuwait (+8.000), Ecuador (+4.000), Guinea Ecuatorial (+3.000) y Congo (+1.000). Estos barriles adicionales compensaron con creces las caídas de la producción de Irán (-150.000 bd), Venezuela (-36.000 bd), Argelia (-14.000 bd) y Angola (-8.000 bd), mientras que Catar y Gabón mantuvieron el mismo nivel de bombeo que en julio. En su última reunión en junio, la OPEP se comprometió a cumplir plenamente con el tope de producción conjunta vigente, de 32,5 mbd. En cuanto a la evolución de la oferta de los países no miembros, la organización estima que se situarán juntos en una media de 59,56 mbd este año, y de 61,71 mbd en 2019. Estados Unidos, Canadá, Kazajistán, el Reino Unido y Brasil serán los países «No-OPEP» que más aumentarán su bombeo, mientras que México y Noruega bajarán el suyo, según el informe. Los cálculos apuntan a que la demanda de barriles de la OPEP bajará el año próximo hasta los 32,1 mbd, desde los 32,9 mbd requeridos en 2018. En agosto, el barril referencial de la OPEP cotizó a una media de 72,26 dólares, lo que supuso un abaratamiento de 1,01 dólares respecto al promedio de julio. No obstante, se mantuvo por encima de los 70 dólares por cuarto mes consecutivo. El moderado abaratamiento de los «petroprecios» se debió, según los expertos de la organización, a «preocupaciones de que la escalada de la disputa comercial», desatada por la imposición de aranceles de Estados Unidos y otras potencias mundiales, pueda causar una caída de la demanda. Asimismo, también ha contribuido un fortalecimiento del dólar y un aumento de las reservas almacenadas de crudo en Estados Unidos. «No obstante, los precios aumentaron en la segunda mitad del mes debido a incertidumbre en torno a tensiones geopolíticas», añade el informe, en una implícita alusión a las sanciones impuestas por Washington a Teherán, incluido un bloqueo petrolero que entrará en vigor en noviembre. Irán, uno de los cinco miembros fundadores de la OPEP, produjo en agosto 3,58 mbd, según las «fuentes secundarias» (institutos independientes) usadas en el documento, mientras que la cifra reportada oficialmente por Teherán es de 3,8 mbd
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STUDENTS in Southampton have been urged to vote Liberal Democrat to fight Government plans to make them guinea pigs for indentity cards.
          Burgundy Guinea Fascinator Hat for Kentucky Derby, Weddings and Christmas Parties by Hatsbycressida      Cache   Translate Page      

80.00 USD

Spotty Guinea Feather Fascinator Hat

Measures about 6-7 inches wide

It is mounted with a headband. We will always try and match the fascinator colour to the headband. If the colour is unavailable then we will use BLACK. If you dont want black please state your hair colour at checkout and we will use a band that matches your hair.

Unsure about colour? We send can send free colour samples anywhere in the world. Simply email us with colours and address. Samples can take a week to 10 days so be sure to ask early.

Do you need your hat or fascinator in a hurry? We can deliver your hat or fascinator in 3 days via UPS to USA for $45 dollars via UPS and is a guaranteed service within 3 days. If you live in Australia, New Zealand or Asia, cost is $75. Normal shipping takes 7-10 days as this is shipped from the UK.

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We do combine shipping even with our expedited service so if you have a friend who needs something it is only a couple of dollars more to include a second item.


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Australian High Commission

Small and medium sized businesses are crucial to the delivery of maintenance on Papua New Guinea’s national road network. 

Australia is continuing to work with the Department of Transport, Department of Works, National Roads Authority, and the Department of Commerce and Industry to strengthen the local contracting industry.

During a series of Australian sponsored workshops in Mt Hagen and Madang last week, Kia Gorabi from the Department of Commerce and Industry Construction Industry Unit reflected on the challenges and opportunities for SMEs in the road sector.

Participants of the workshops recently held in Mt Hagen and Madang.




“The government relies on local contractors to deliver essential work. 

"It’s great to be able to provide support to small businesses on the ground. 

"These workshops have focused on improving understanding of technical, financial, business, and contractual aspects of work in the road sector.

“Road works provide jobs for a range of skill levels in communities along the highways. 

"Good roads are vital for the private sector and act as a catalyst for economic growth.”

Amex Sipatu works for a small contractor that has been operating for seven years.

 “Running a road contracting business is complex and competitive. 

"This workshop has helped me to improve my operations and understand how to grow my business and avoid the most common pitfalls.

“I also enjoyed the opportunity to discuss the challenges with officials from government departments in our sector,” Amex said.

Australian High Commission Minister Counsellor Benedict David was pleased that Australia was able to support these workshops. 

“Our focus on maximising opportunities for local contractors and communities is a big part of our support for infrastructure development in Papua New Guinea.

“Many of these projects are delivered by Papua New Guinea businesses and these workshops are an important way to maximise local participation in the development of growth enabling infrastructure,” David said. 

In partnership with Australia through the Transport Sector Support Program, the Department of Works delivered more than K60 million worth of road maintenance works in 2017. 

These works were delivered by 70 different local contractors.

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The Republic of Equatorial Guinea Permanent Commission of Justice and Human Rights further strengthened human rights in the country with the review of the Proposed Law Regulating the Criminal Responsibility of Minors.

The Commission collected six chapters outlined by the Senate PDGE group to incorporate to the Proposed Law. The chapters address the definition of sanctions against the accused minor, the liability of insurers, as well as education and social reintegration.

Equatorial Guinea has made great strides over the years and significant progress 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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This is a repost of our trip last year to Charleston.  As Hurricane Florence lands in the Carolinas, we are thinking of you all. Stay safe and see you soon.  You are a resilient community and have faced hurricanes before and they recovery from them has become part of your history.


“Why did you come to Charleston, South Carolina?” I asked a nice couple having a drink at the rooftop deck of the Belmond. They stated that they had traveled down to Charleston from Maryland, because they had never been and they heard some great things about the city.

Why do we visit a place? Why do we choose to spend our time and money going somewhere we've never been?  One of my main reasons for going to Charleston was because my siblings had been born there and spent a couple of years of their early years while my father was stationed there during the Viet Nam War.  Besides my mother saying “you’re gonna love it” over and over again, others have stated it is one of the great cities of our nation and a true gem.  It was time for me to find out. 


THE SIGHTS –


- CARRIAGE TOUR - During our stay, we were able to squeeze in a city tour. I’ve been to New Orleans over 15 times, but never taken a horse carriage tour.  Jumping at the fact that the carriage tours are one of the more popular ways to see Charleston, we could not wait to see which sector of the city we would see. The structures around Charleston are quintessential southern architecture.  From the churches, meeting houses, government buildings, and the hospitality doors, my camera was very happy.  The guides for the Old South Carriage CO. dressed in Confederate garb, a red sash around the driver's waist. Our guide entertained us with both historical facts and humor. They guarantee satisfaction and we were satisfied.

CARRIAGE TOUR WITH OLD SOUTH CARRIAGE CO. | @oldsouthchs  12 Anson Street, Charleston
(843) 723-9712, oldsouthcarriage.com


 - HAUNTED JAIL TOUR -

Bulldog Tours runs many tours in the city.  One we were excited to attend was the Haunted Jail Tour. As seen on Ghost Hunters, Ghost Adventures, and The Travel Channel, we went on a behind-the-scenes tour of the Old City Jail, which housed some of Charleston’s most infamous criminals, 19th-century pirates, and Civil War prisoners. The Old City Jail was in operation from 1802 until 1939, and most of the building’s original structures — like the cells and warden’s quarters — remain intact. If you want to learn the history behind the haunted, take our new Charleston Jail History Tour. Our tour guide was Eric Lavender.  I am sure the guides are all good, but Eric was perfection. I even had a little paranormal experience that I will remember forever.


 

- MIDDLETON PLACE - Besides the history downtown, we were fortunate to have some time to tour Middleton Place. This National Historic Landmark is home to America’s oldest landscaped gardens and a lively stableyard with free-grazing sheep, cashmere goats, Belgian draft horses, guinea hogs, peacocks and majestic water buffalo. We did not stay for all of the demonstrations on making pottery, weaving, blacksmithing, candle-dipping, and open fire cooking methods. I was astonished to find out that this land was used for growing rice, a crop that made Charleston the wealthiest colonial city during the eighteenth century. I’ve been to several plantations in Louisiana and they all had a different “take” on the history of the land, the people that lived there, and the people that worked or were enslaved there. Take a tour like we did or do a self-guided tour of the gardens and property. Catch up on some of the history in a video below.

Downtown … check.  Out in the countryside … check.  Where else should we see Charleston?  How about from the water.


- COASTAL EXPEDITIONS -

We were lucky enough to secure a boat tour from Coastal Expeditions. While heading out into the bay, it was evident that shrimping was very popular and important to the local economy. Our captain and fellow guide Henry Brandt III and T.J. Chavis were great on the journey.  Their enthusiasm and knowledge were great to have as we learned about the history, present, and future of the Charleston and the water that surrounds it. As a history major, teacher, and lover, it was a chilling moment to see Fort Sumter along with other historical landmarks, ships, etc.

 

Since 1992, the basic mission of Coastal Expeditions has been to take people to beautiful places to experience meaningful things. Being that Charleston is a water town, the best ways to get to these spots are by kayak, canoe or powerboat.  Our guides delight in showing you dolphins feeding in a saltwater creek or the Holy City skyline at sunset.  And they can't wait to take you to the Boneyard on Bulls Island at daybreak or share Charleston history with you as you paddle by historic rice fields.  We offer something for everyone- kayak and paddleboard rentals, daily tours, blackwater adventures, camping and more. 

As we toured around where the two rivers met, the Ashley and Cooper, we were flanked by dolphins. Henry even pointed out that we were seeing them mating.  Of course we would be the group that would see that.  I would definitely book another excursion with Henry and T.J. and Coastal Expeditions.

 


THE NIGHT LIFE –


 

- DUDLEY'S - We had some time to play around and the place we decided to spend our fun money was at Dudley’s.  The full name of the bar is Dudley’s on Ann – Charleston’s “Everybody” Bar.  All the staff was great From Daniel Brinker , to bartender Chris, to DJ Matterhorn, to the other bartenders I saw hustling in this small and lively place, BRAVO. It was a great spot to spend a couple nights in.  The nights consisted of drag shows full of great talent, performers all around,  fun groups, yes, bachelorette parties, but they didn’t hang all night, and a mixed crowd of all members of society.  Tuxes with bowties next to shirtless boys next to silver-spooned preppies next to the shy silent types. Pick a person, they were there and that made the nights very enjoyable. There seems to always be a line to get into Dudley’s for it’s one business in from King Street and the straight bar nightlife. I did want to check that out, but we were too busy enjoying ourselves at Dudley’s.  


THE FOOD –


People rave about many things when it comes to Charleston and food is right around the top of the list. We had our opportunities to taste a great deal of what Chucktown has to offer.

 

- HOMINY GRILL - Our first wonderful instance of mouth happiness took place at the Hominy Grill. James Beard Awarding winning chef Robert Stehling takes this single home with charming courtyard and envelops it with offerings like a Southern-style cocktail, shrimp and grits, or the infamous Charleston Nasty Biscuit. This last option called my name and reminded me of the Biscuit Bitch in Seattle, Washington.  When something calls you, you need to go with it and I’m so glad I did. It was great to fill me up as we all ogled over the men in scrubs enjoying their meals in the courtyard.  That’s another thing that Charleston has going for it. There’s a good amount of young professionals, new growth, and great options for every age bracket, but it is nice to see a vibrance of post collegial peeps enjoying the city.


- MAGNOLIAS - This seems to be a must-eat-at locale when visiting.  Honestly, every place we dined at was impressive and satisfying. Nestled on East Bay Street, Magnolia's combines old world charm with contemporary excitement. Chefs Kelly Franz and Don Drake are recognized as pioneers in the creative use of the Lowcountry's bounty. What is Lowcountry? It’s a term I feel is used instead of local and fresh.  I’ve had fried green tomatoes before, but these had to be the best that I’ve had the pleasure of meeting and eating. The home made chips were very crisp and the blue cheese was powerful, just how it should be.


 

- LEWIS BARBECUE - When in the south, anywhere in the south, you need to try the barbecue. Lewis Barbecue was the site of our meat coma of an experience.  They opened their doors and their smokers to us and we were very appreciative.  They didn’t have corn bread for us, but we had the corn pudding, which we all wanted to bathe in. The service was the type we have grown to experience in Charleston, from our first beer served to us at the Club Level at Belmond Place to the airport, the amazing southern hospitality lived up to his name. We were all very appreciative of the great food, good little gift corner, and the tour of the smoking room.  All the barbecue was perfect, but my favorite offerings from Lewis Barbecue, which surprised me, were the sausage and the turkey.

@lewisbarbecue   464 North Nassau Street, Charleston (843) 805-9500, lewisbarbecue.com

Former pitmaster at award-winning Texas restaurant La Barbecue, John Lewis brings his signature barbecue to Charleston with the opening of Lewis Barbecue.

 

Named “The Brisket Evangelist” by Garden & Gun magazine, Lewis welds his own custom-designed smokers to create expertly smoked beef brisket, pork spareribs and beef ribs.

 


- THE DARLING OYSTER BAR - And then there was brunch before we flew home after our wonderful long weekend.  No good gay goes without brunch. Executive Chef Joe DiMaio, former chef at the Old Village Post House and Stars Rooftop & Grill Room, opened The Darling Oyster Bar, a space featuring a 14- seat bar, a vast cocktail program, and a seafood inspired menu including fried, raw, and baked options.

Even if you are not an oyster fan like myself, there are plenty of options.  Maybe you could even start off brunch with the massive “The Captain” which contains vodka, hose mix, celery, pickled shrimp, hushpuppy, a king crab leg, and a lobster claw.  Some in our party had two, glushes!

@darling_oyster_bar 513 King Street, Charleston
(843) 641-0821, thedarling.com


LGBT HIGHLIGHTS -


- AFFA - I recommend making friends while in the city for it’s easily done.  Meeting up with some of the LGBT citizens in Charleston, we were invited to the home of Doug Warner, Director of Media Relations, Charleston Area Convention & Visitors Bureau. 

 

The evening was to honor Linda Ketner, Founder of Alliance For Full Acceptance (AFFA). It was interesting to learn about AFFA for its history highlights the Charleston LGBT community and how it has changed and grown over the past 25 years.

 


- LGBT TOURS - You can also check out this resource - New map highlights gay history in Charleston.  One of our new friends took a walking tour by Bulldog tours that was focusing on LGBT history.  It's good to see that there are options to learn about Charleston's history and it's homosexual side.

My last post on Charleston (Travel Thursday: Our First Visit to Charleston, SC.), highlighted where we stayed, Belmond Place, but this post hopefully filled in what else you can do during your stay in one of the best cities in the United States.


 


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#icyetakeover Ecuador is mostly known for its mountains and volcanos, but even though it is a small country, it has a large and rich variety of climatic zones and a rich bird and wild life. Without leaving the country, you can, in a few hours get from the jungle of rainforest to the heights of the Andes Mountains. The Ecuadorians say you can wake up at the beach, eat your lunch in the mountains and fall asleep in the jungle. And it is actually kind of true 🏖⛰🌴 The pictures show Laguna Cuicocha (“cui” means “guinea pig”. The laguna is called like that, because of the shape of the islands and because there are a lot of guinea pigs in the area, that by the way is a delicacy in Ecuador. Next you see pictures from Cascada Condoy Machay and from one of the many beaches, Pedernales. #icyedk #icyeecuador #ecuador
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In November I will be cycling 500km across Kenya with Child.Org and in order to fundraise, I've asked my favourite restaurant people if they fancied donating a prize. As it happens, they're a bunch of very generous people - HOORAY!

The link to buy tickets is HERE.

Each ticket is £10 so please only donate £10 or in multiples of 10. You can buy as many tickets as you wish. Please include your name on the donation listing.

On Friday 28th September I will be using a random prize winner generator to draw names for all the prizes. Some of the prizes may have Ts and Cs, sorry but I am not in control of them.

Winners will be notified by email and will be sent details on how to claim the prize.

PRIZES:

SMOKESTAK - London's most delicious barbecue restaurant has kindly donated a £100 tab OMG imagine how many pork ribs you could have! 

DUCK & WAFFLE - Dine in the clouds (almost) 24 hours a day. Has anyone ever gone for breakfast through to lunch, then dinner? I'm not sure you could on £100 but you could give it a go... 

GUINEA GRILL - A fantastic steak restaurant in Mayfair where you can order lamb chops as a side dish! Swoon. Also £100 tab.

MEAT LIQUOR - needs no introduction to some of the best burgers in London. £100 tab for you to eat burgers and sink cocktails to your heart's content (London branches only).

RAMBLA - If you don't order the cannelloni you are missing out on one of life's greatest pleasures. Ace tapas in Soho with £100 tab to win.

BLACKLOCK - the full she-bang for one lucky winner - a cocktail, carafe of wine, the all-in-experience (hello meat heaven!) and cheesecake to finish you off. 

CHIKN - From ChickN'Sours, this is a pretty special one as you'll be the first person ever to get a breading masterclass so you can fry your own chikn at home! Followed by a humungous £40 tab that you should definitely bring your friends to come and help you out with otherwise you'll turn into a burger yourself.

OLDROYD / THE DUKE OF RICHMOND - Depending on whether you're up for a date night or casual pub grub you can choose where to spend this £50 voucher. Can I come?

FORZA WIN - Peckham's most beautiful warehouse will stuff you with dinner for two with a bottle of wine - they've just trademarked the Custardo which is probably the most genius invention since custard itself.

ST LEONARDS - £30 to spend on cocktails and bar snacks (excludes restaurant). Do not and I mean do not miss the white clam pie. Or the mortadella hot dog. Actually just order everything.

BRUNSWICK HOUSE - go and marvel at the millions of light features as well as the incredible food with an extra £50 to spend.

BAOZI INN ROMILLY STREET - 2 lucky winners will get £30 each to spend on colourful dumplings and spicy noodles. They do dim sum ALL NIGHT so you can eat dumps to your heart's content.

WINE! LOTS OF WINE! Or more specifically, a mixed 6 case of wine from Red Squirrel Wines

MORE WINE! - A case of Tandem, a Moroccan Syrah from the wonderful Drop Wine. If you haven't downloaded the app then please do because goddamn they deliver wine to your very door. A little about the wine: Tandem is a rare example of Moroccan wine available in these parts, though it's made by a Frenchman - Alain Graillot - who's best known for his efforts in Crozes-Hermitage, where he is considered one of the grandest of the grands fromages. Legend goes he spotted some Syrah vines while cycling around Morocco and decided to take a run at them. This is rich, juicy, and full of spice and leather. Probably not one to drink with a sardine. Tagine all the way. Or steak. Or a roasted aubergine. Anything chunky and smoky. 

BREDDOS TACOS - £30 to spend on tequila and tacos (or whatever you fancy eating and drinking) in either Soho or Clerkenwell. Can't say much dreamier than that.

BANCONE - I've made my way through 4 of their pasta dishes and most of their starters and I can guarantee you're going to have a glorious time here, with £30 to spend.

DRAPERS ARMS - the pub-which-can't-be-a-pub-cos-damn-that-food-is-so-good are offering a £30 tab.

TEMPER CITY - Steak! Fish! Mezcal! Drunken fun-times to be had at the City restaurant with £30 to spend.

ZELMAN MEATS - I dream of the truffle chips and I once drank 7 martinis and didn't even get drunk because I had eaten so much of their delicious meat so you can too with £30 to spend here. 

GOODMAN - USDA steak, UK steak, lobster Mac n' cheese, MARTINIS! Martinis! £50 to spend. 

HAWKSMOOR - I once ate a 1.2kg bone-in ribeye all to myself at Hawksmoor and it was no trouble whatsoever because it was just so damn delicious. Also the purveyor of one of London's finest roast dinners, there's £30 to spend here. 

A PERSONALISED PORK PIE FOR 6 from the genius that is Calum Franklin, of Holborn Dining Rooms


Xu Restaurant - A gorgeous tea-house setting, don't miss the taro dumplings stuffed with sweet cured sausage with this £30 prize. 

EL PASTOR - £30 to stuff yourself silly on in-house-made tacos in London Bridge. Don't miss the sesame tuna tostadas!
          Canada Moves Closer to Banning Cosmetics Testing on Animals      Cache   Translate Page      

By Dr. Karen Shaw Becker

The Cruelty-Free Cosmetics Act (Bill S-214) has cleared the Senate in Canada, moving the country one step closer to banning cosmetics testing on animals. The Act, which was introduced in 2015 by Sen. Carolyn Stewart Olsen in collaboration with Humane Society International (HIS) and Animal Alliance of Canada, would make it illegal to test any cosmetics on animals.

The sale of cosmetics developed or manufactured using animal testing would also be prohibited. It will now go to the House of Commons before it becomes law.

The move follows a growing campaign in Canada calling for the cruel practice to end. According to the British Columbia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, thousands of Canadians wrote to the senate committee asking them to support Bill S-214.1 More than 630,000 people also signed a petition organized by The Body Shop Canada, demanding for cosmetics testing on animals to be banned.2

"Already 37 countries — including the world's largest beauty markets — have taken action to ban cruel cosmetics, and it's high time Canada did the same," said Troy Seidle, HIS vice president of research and toxicology.3 Toby Milton, president of The Body Shop Canada, added, "There is absolutely no need for cosmetic animal testing in 2018."4

Hundreds of Thousands of Animals Still Suffer for Cosmetics

Although many countries have banned cosmetics testing on animals, the practice still persists across the globe, including in the U.S. According to HIS, an estimated 100,000 to 200,000 animals are subjected to such testing every year, with suffering and, often, death, the inevitable outcome.

Rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters, rats and mice are the animals most commonly used for cosmetics testing, which may include dropping chemicals into their eyes or onto their shaved skin to test for irritation. In other tests, animals may be force-fed chemicals to look for risks such as cancer or birth defects, or given large quantities of a test chemical to determine the "lethal dose."

"These tests can cause considerable pain and distress including blindness, swollen eyes, sore bleeding skin, internal bleeding and organ damage, birth defects, convulsions and death," HIS notes. "Pain relief is not provided and at the end of a test the animals are killed, normally by asphyxiation, neck-breaking or decapitation."5

Further, in countries like the U.S., companies are not required to use animals when testing cosmetics for safety. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), however, does not necessarily discourage it either, stating, "[T]he agency has consistently advised cosmetic manufacturers to employ whatever testing is appropriate and effective for substantiating the safety of their products."6

The FDA does state that it supports the development and use of alternatives to whole-animal testing, but this still allows the practice to continue. There are still some countries, including China, where animal testing is required in order for products to be sold. Cruelty-free companies choose not to conduct animal testing and instead pledge to not sell their products in China until the law is changed.

Why Are Cosmetics Companies Still Testing on Animals?

In many cases, companies continue to use this inhumane method because it's the way they've been doing it for decades. Rather than develop new testing methods or adopting one of the newer animal-free testing technologies to assess the safety of new ingredients, they hang on to the outdated and cruel practice. In many cases, the tests may not even be accurate, as it's widely known that results from animal tests don't always apply directly to humans and may over- or underestimate hazards.

"In contrast, non-animal alternatives can combine human cell-based tests and sophisticated computer models to deliver human-relevant results in hours or days, unlike some animal tests that can take months or years. Non-animal alternatives are also typically much more cost-effective than tests that use animals," the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) points out.7

Not only can cosmetics companies choose to use ingredients that already have a history of safe use (and thus require no new safety data or testing), but also they can choose to use non-animal testing alternatives; more than 40 such tests have already been developed for use. Among them:

  • Artificial human skin, such as EpiSkin™, EpiDerm™ and SkinEthic, can be used to test for skin corrosion and irritation
  • Eyes from animals slaughtered in the meat industry can be used for eye irritation testing
  • To test for "phototoxicity" due to sunlight, the 3T3 Neutral Red Uptake Phototoxicity Test is available and replaces the need to use mice

Even testing that meant to replicate effects on the whole body can be achieved without animals using an "integrated testing strategy." According to HIS:8

"This means instead of replacing them with one single test, a combination of molecular, genetic, cell and tissue tests [is] used. Scientists divide the human body according to its various cell types (brain, skin, lung, liver, etc.) and each of these cell types is then individually tested in tissue culture systems. Then, to reconstruct the whole body scenario again, cutting-edge computer models are used to relate the test results to expected real-world conditions for a living, breathing human being."

Ditch Cosmetics Companies That Still Use Animal Testing

Countries like Canada are making the move for all cosmetics to be cruelty free, but if you live in a country where the practice is still allowed, it's up to you to choose to support the companies that have ended animal testing on their own.

If you live in the U.S., you can help by contacting your U.S. Representative and asking him or her to support the Humane Cosmetics Act, H.R. 2790, which would prohibit animal testing for cosmetics manufactured or sold in the U.S. You can also contact your favorite cosmetics brands and urge them to stop animal testing. Also, HIS advises asking the company whether it:

  • Conducts animal tests on its products or ingredients
  • Purchases newly developed ingredients that have been animal-tested by the supplier
  • Sells its products to countries like China that may require new animal testing

"If the answer to any of these questions is yes, put the product back on the shelf," they say.9 If you're unsure whether any of your cosmetics products are cruelty-free, the Leaping Bunny Shopping Guide can help you find certified cruelty-free products.


          Re: Ana Mardoll's Ramblings: Narnia: Maximum Villainy for Minimum Efficiency      Cache   Translate Page      
Now we have a class in pacing: don't do this.

I don't know, maybe it's just me, but we've already established that Uncle Andrew is evil and an unreliable narrator, so everything he's saying here isn't really fleshing out character ...

I see your point--I think I see your point--but I still wonder whether it isn't fleshing out Uncle Andrew's character at least a little bit. I'm not sure it's possible to show (and not just tell) that somebody is a windbag (which I think Uncle Andrew is, among other things) without clogging up the story at least a little with windbaggery.

Of course there is such a thing as overdoing it. Would it still work if the text was pruned a bit? How about something like this:

[“I bet she was a bad fairy,” thought Digory; and added out loud, “But what about Polly?”

“How you do harp on that!” said Uncle Andrew. “As if that was what mattered!
]" Then he went on with his speech about what he'd found in the box and what he'd done with it, and what he'd learned about magic and how difficult it had been. Digory didn't understand half of it. He thought Uncle Andrew was trying to sound mysterious in order to make himself seem grander. I think perhaps Uncle Andrew was bad at explaining partly because he himself didn't understand nearly as much about magic as he thought he did. In any case, the more he went on about his own importance, the more Digory thought it just showed that he didn't care about anything or anybody except himself; especailly at the nastiest part of the story, which was about cruel experiments Uncle Andrew had done on guinea pigs. He certainly showed that he didn't care about Polly, whenever Digory tried to remind him. But at long last he explained--if Digory could believe what Uncle Andrew told him--that both kinds of rings were magic. The yellow ones, so Uncle Andrew said, would take you out of our world to another world, another universe, a place you could never reach, no matter how you travelled, except by magic; the green ones, so Uncle Andrew said, would bring you back again from there. And now, at last, Uncle Andrew at least pretended to be interested in Polly, when he said that she could be brought back if somebody used one of the yellow rings to go after her while taking two green rings to bring them both back.

[ And now of course Digory saw the trap in which he was caught: and he stared at Uncle Andrew, saying nothing, with his mouth wide open. His cheeks had gone very pale.]

I haven't the text in front of me. How much would that save? Half a page, less, more?

Personally, as a general rule I prefer stories with plenty of direct speech and not so much of this kind of condensed summary, but it does have its uses; I'm not sure in this case it would represent any kind of improvement, but I think the experiment's interesting. At least, I hope so.


          The great timber heist, illegal logging and tax evasion in Papua New Guinea      Cache   Translate Page      
The great timber heist, illegal logging and tax evasion in Papua New Guinea
Papua New Guinea's rainforest, the third largest in the world, is being ... hunting, fishing and gathering, people are highly dependent on the forests for ...

          Musikalische Reise mit den Zugvögeln      Cache   Translate Page      
Ein "Zugvogelmusik-Konzert" findet am Samstag 15. September, ab 20 Uhr in der Kulturetage Oldenburg statt. Künstler aus Guinea-Bissau, Ghana, ...
          Ghanaian part of the Gulf of Guinea for taxon Lepocreadioides cynoglossi Fischthal & Thomas, 1970      Cache   Translate Page      
Distribution "Ghanaian part of the Gulf of Guinea" for taxon Lepocreadioides cynoglossi Fischthal & Thomas, 1970 has been added by Rod Bray via the webinterface on 2018-09-13T13:58:39+00:00
          Carteron targets a positive away result against Horoya      Cache   Translate Page      

Al Ahly manager Patrice Carteron has stated he got a well experienced team under his hand, emphasizing on the importance of respecting Horoya AC ahead of their clash in CAF Champions League quarterfinal on Friday. The Red Devils drawn with Guinean champions Horoya AC in the draw that was held for the CAF Champions League quarterfinals. Al Ahly had finished […]

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          What does the development from allergies to asthma look like?      Cache   Translate Page      
I’m allergic to my pets – mildly to cats, quite strongly to guinea pigs and their bedding – and it seems to be getting gradually worse with time. I’d like to know what the progression from allergies to asthma looks like in practice so I have some idea of when to start getting seriously worried and consider drastic measures like giving up my guinea pigs, especially as I’m seeing an increase in respiratory issues that may be related. A mild allergy attack will involve itching in the soft palate and throat, and a more serious one (guinea pig related) will be like that but much worse and with a lot of sneezing.

I’ve also started periodically getting flu-like symptoms without much sneezing, mostly just sore throat, reflux, fatigue, aches and pains and a lot of mostly unproductive coughing, but without being as wiped out as I would usually expect with flu – unsure whether or not this is connected.

I’m acutely conscious that allergies can lead to asthma and also generally get worse until they are a very serious problem, so I’d like to know what that looks like in practice to have a better idea of when I need to take more serious action. I’ve spoken to my GP about allergies before and they weren’t in any way helpful, so while “talk to your doctor” is obviously good advice for a medical issue it isn’t going to help me very much with this. I take steps like using a respirator mask for cleaning out the pigs (who have their own room) and running an air filter before bed, both of which help, but it doesn't seem to be enough.

I'd really appreciate hearing some experiences with pet allergies, asthma and development between the two.
          Bíró Lajos,Újguineai utazásom emlékei,útleírás szakkönyv,Természetttudományi könyvtár 13.,1932-es - Jelenlegi ára: 5 000 Ft      Cache   Translate Page      
Bíró Lajos, Újguineai utazásom emlékei, útleírás szakkönyv, Természetttudományi könyvtár 13., 1932-es
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          Adopt Lilly a Pit Bull Terrier (Lilly (Petfinder.com))      Cache   Translate Page      
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          East Asia and the Pacific: Papua New Guinea National Day      Cache   Translate Page      
Press Statement
Michael R. Pompeo
Secretary of State
Washington, DC
September 13, 2018


On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, I extend my sincerest congratulations to the people of Papua New Guinea in celebration of your 43rd National Day on September 16th.

The United States considers Papua New Guinea a close partner and values our coordination on advancing a free and open Indo-Pacific. We applaud your efforts as this year’s APEC host and look forward to a productive Leaders’ Week in November. We wish you continued success as we work together to expand security cooperation, increase women’s involvement in political and economic spheres, and deepen our commercial engagement.

We appreciate your leadership as the largest of the Pacific Island nations, and look forward to strengthening our friendship in the years to come.


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          The science behind power of words      Cache   Translate Page      
Solomon Islands consist of six major islands and over 900 smaller islands in Oceania lying to the east of Papua New Guinea and northwest of Vanuatu. There is a famous myth that when natives of Solomon Islands want to cut down an enormous tree that seems d
          Comment on Papua New Guinea loses another Vice Chancellor by Albert Schram      Cache   Translate Page      
Let me respond to Dr. Telue's false allegations. As you can see on my LinkedIn profile, I served in executive positions with board accountability for over 6 years total as Acting Center Director of School for Field Studies (based in Beverley MA, USA), as Academic Director (PVC academic) at Zudy University (Maastricht Netherlands) and as Development and Research Funding Officer accountable to the Research School board at Maastricht University (top #5 in THE ranking of young universities). The issue is moot in any case because the Sevua Investigation clearly established in 2013 that I had been lawfully and regularly appointed. The issue was brought up again in 2018 for purely political reasons. The government decided foreign Vice Chancellors were too much of a risk, exposing the joint criminal enterprise or mafia-like organizations that some PNG universities have become. In fact, Dr. Telue himself was an active participant when in November 2017 he came to the Administration Building with a fake court order and in company of armed police, trying to evict the Vice Chancellor. I helped him to find a graceful exit and establish himself, but he still enjoys attacking me with false allegations.
          9/13/2018: NEWS: Appeal after guinea pigs abandoned      Cache   Translate Page      
AN appeal has been launched to trace the person responsible for abandoning two guinea pigs in Hamilton. The pair were found inside a plastic box at a Bent Park on Monday. They are now being cared for by Scotland’s animal welfare charity. Scottish...


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