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UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States is seeking Security Council approval for a resolution to toughen U.N. action against peacekeepers that fail to protect civilians, including by sending them home and refusing to pay their governments. The United Nations, which deploys 96,000 peacekeepers in 14 missions from the Mideast and Africa to Haiti and […]
          Vote on EU Online Copyright Reform Splits Usual Allies      Cache   Translate Page      
AFP - The European Parliament votes Wednesday on a highly complex online copyright law that has split natural political bedfellows and pitted music and news companies against Google and Facebook. EU lawmakers are divided on the issue even within their usual ideological camps, and a jamboree of lobbying around the Strasbourg session has underscored divisions in the creative community. Haitian recording star Wyclef Jean was in town to oppose the law -- putting him on the side of Silicon Valley giants and activists for internet freedom. ...
          Hurricane Hell: Here Are 5 of the Most Recent Devastating Storms Linked to Climate Change      Cache   Translate Page      
The new normal is frightening.

Only two weeks after the government of Puerto Rico raised the official death toll from Hurricane Maria from 64 to 2,975—making it the deadliest hurricane to occur last year—North and South Carolina residents are evacuating coastal areas in preparation for Hurricane Florence, which is expected to deliver winds of 130 miles per hour and be the worst hurricane to hit the Carolinas since the 1980s. Hurricanes have been pounding the southeastern U.S. for centuries, but in the era of climate change, they are becoming more frequent and more devastating.

Meteorologists are seeing an increase in the what is known as “rapid intensification,” meaning that a storm’s maximum sustained winds increase by at least 35 mph within a 24-hour period. According to data from the National Hurricane Center, there were, on average, ten cases of rapid intensification per year between 1982 and 1994—whereas between 2005 and 2017, 20 cases per year was the average. In 2017, the National Hurricane Center reported 40 cases of rapid intensification.

Meteorologists have five separate categories for hurricanes, with Category 1 being the least severe and Category 5 being the most severe. Florence appears to be reaching the Carolinas as a Category 4, but it could intensify to Category 5. And when rapid intensification—a phenomenon encouraged by climate change—occurs and a hurricane goes from Category 1 to Category 4 or 5 in less than 24 hours, there is little time to prepare.  

Here are five of the most devastating hurricanes that occurred in recent years.

1. Hurricane Katrina

In August 2015, Hurricane Katrina originated in the Bahamas before making its way to the U.S. A hurricane varies in intensity, and at its worst, Katrina became a Category 5 storm. The National Hurricane Center attributed a total of 1836 deaths to Katrina, with up to 1577 deaths in Louisiana—and the flooding was so severe in New Orleans that 80% of the city was under water.

Veteran reporter Mark Schleifstein, who covered Katrina for the New Orleans Times-Picayune, witnessed Katrina first hand and has some grim advice for residents of the Carolinas who are refusing to evacuate for Hurricane Florence: “write your Social Security number on your arm, so officials can identify your body.”

2. Hurricane Harvey

2017 was a terrible year for hurricanes, and one of the worst was Hurricane Harvey—which affected parts of Latin America (including Nicaragua and Honduras) but was especially devastating around the Texas Gulf Coast. Of the 108 deaths caused by Harvey in late August/early September 2017, 103 were in Texas. Some weather stations in Texas reported more than four feet of rain, and Houston suffered some of the worst flooding in the city’s history. 

3. Hurricane Maria

Only a few weeks after Hurricane Harvey ravaged the Texas Gulf Coast, the Caribbean was, in September 2017, pounded by Hurricane Maria—which reached Category 5 at its worst. Maria caused some deaths in the Dominican Republic, Haiti and Guadalupe, but the worst damage by far occurred in Puerto Rico. Of the more than 3,050 people killed by Maria, most of the fatalities occurred in Puerto Rico—although 65 people were killed on the island of Dominica, which didn’t have time to adequately prepare thanks to rapid intensification. A year later, Puerto Rico is still recovering from Maria.

Maria is a perfect example of how bad climate change is making rapid intensification: the storm went from Category 1 to Category 5 in only about half a day.

4. Hurricane Sandy

In the U.S., hurricanes have been most likely to affect the southern states.

Floridians are more likely to experience hurricanes than residents of New Jersey or Massachusetts, but that doesn’t mean that residents of the northeastern U.S. are immune to them—not by a longshot. And in 2012, Hurricane Sandy caused billions of dollars in damage, pounding the New Jersey Shore and the coast of Maryland as well as New York City. Atlantic City was evacuated, parts of Manhattan suffered flooding, and the mass transit systems of NYC and Philadelphia (which is about 60 miles inland) were shut down.

When Kevin E. Trenberth (a senior climatologist for the National Center for Atmospheric Research) was asked whether or not Hurricane Sandy was affected by climate change, he responded that while the answer was yes, Sandy was hardly unique in that regard. In 2012, Trenberth asserted, “All weather events are affected by climate change because the environment in which they occur is warmer and moister than it used to be.”

5. Hurricane Ike

In September 2008, Hurricane Ike caused at least 195 deaths and affected a wide area ranging from Cuba, Haiti (where at least 74 deaths occurred) and the Bahamas to the Florida Panhandle, the Mississippi Coast and the Texas Gulf Coast. Altogether, Ike is believed to have caused about $38 billion in damage.

 

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          El Museo Cristina García Rodero abre sus puertas en Puertollano para homenajear a la gran fotógrafa de esta ciudad manchega      Cache   Translate Page      

Cristina Garcia Rodero

Esta tarde se inaugura el que será el segundo museo en España dedicado a un fotógrafo (tras el de Pérez Siquier), en este caso a la gran Cristina García Rodero, en la localidad que la vio nacer. En concreto, se ubica en las instalaciones del Museo Municipal de Puertollano (Ciudad Real) y albergará en principio más de 300 obras, de las cuales dos terceras partes serán de la fotógrafa homenajeada.

En la inauguración se realizará la apertura de la sala permanente, que mostrará una colección de fotos de la artista (con obras adquiridas por el Ayuntamiento junto a otras fotografías de distintas series donadas por coleccionistas privados y la propia García Rodero) y además la exposición temporal ‘Rituales de Haití’ compuesta de 185 imágenes. La experiencia del visitante se completará con otras salas dedicadas a distintos artistas, que en principio contará con el trabajo ‘La huella de la mirada. Fotografía y sociedad en Castilla-La Mancha 1839-1936’ del historiador Publio López Mondéjar.

Como era de esperar, la inauguración contará con la presencia de la Premio Nacional de Fotografía que también fue la primera española en entrar en la Agencia Magnum, quien ha colaborado con el ayuntamiento de Puertollano para acondicionar el espacio que alberga su museo con la idea de que se convierta en un reclamo cultural de primer orden.

Más información | Ayuntamiento de Puertollano

En Xataka Foto | 13 mujeres fotógrafas con un trabajo que nos encanta y que te invitamos a conocer

Foto de portada | Exposición de Cristina García Rodero en la Fundación Cerezales compartida en Wikipedia


          Hurricane Hell: Here Are 5 of the Most Recent Devastating Storms Linked to Climate Change      Cache   Translate Page      
The new normal is frightening.

Only two weeks after the government of Puerto Rico raised the official death toll from Hurricane Maria from 64 to 2,975—making it the deadliest hurricane to occur last year—North and South Carolina residents are evacuating coastal areas in preparation for Hurricane Florence, which is expected to deliver winds of 130 miles per hour and be the worst hurricane to hit the Carolinas since the 1980s. Hurricanes have been pounding the southeastern U.S. for centuries, but in the era of climate change, they are becoming more frequent and more devastating.

Meteorologists are seeing an increase in the what is known as “rapid intensification,” meaning that a storm’s maximum sustained winds increase by at least 35 mph within a 24-hour period. According to data from the National Hurricane Center, there were, on average, ten cases of rapid intensification per year between 1982 and 1994—whereas between 2005 and 2017, 20 cases per year was the average. In 2017, the National Hurricane Center reported 40 cases of rapid intensification.

Meteorologists have five separate categories for hurricanes, with Category 1 being the least severe and Category 5 being the most severe. Florence appears to be reaching the Carolinas as a Category 4, but it could intensify to Category 5. And when rapid intensification—a phenomenon encouraged by climate change—occurs and a hurricane goes from Category 1 to Category 4 or 5 in less than 24 hours, there is little time to prepare.  

Here are five of the most devastating hurricanes that occurred in recent years.

1. Hurricane Katrina

In August 2015, Hurricane Katrina originated in the Bahamas before making its way to the U.S. A hurricane varies in intensity, and at its worst, Katrina became a Category 5 storm. The National Hurricane Center attributed a total of 1836 deaths to Katrina, with up to 1577 deaths in Louisiana—and the flooding was so severe in New Orleans that 80% of the city was under water.

Veteran reporter Mark Schleifstein, who covered Katrina for the New Orleans Times-Picayune, witnessed Katrina first hand and has some grim advice for residents of the Carolinas who are refusing to evacuate for Hurricane Florence: “write your Social Security number on your arm, so officials can identify your body.”

2. Hurricane Harvey

2017 was a terrible year for hurricanes, and one of the worst was Hurricane Harvey—which affected parts of Latin America (including Nicaragua and Honduras) but was especially devastating around the Texas Gulf Coast. Of the 108 deaths caused by Harvey in late August/early September 2017, 103 were in Texas. Some weather stations in Texas reported more than four feet of rain, and Houston suffered some of the worst flooding in the city’s history. 

3. Hurricane Maria

Only a few weeks after Hurricane Harvey ravaged the Texas Gulf Coast, the Caribbean was, in September 2017, pounded by Hurricane Maria—which reached Category 5 at its worst. Maria caused some deaths in the Dominican Republic, Haiti and Guadalupe, but the worst damage by far occurred in Puerto Rico. Of the more than 3,050 people killed by Maria, most of the fatalities occurred in Puerto Rico—although 65 people were killed on the island of Dominica, which didn’t have time to adequately prepare thanks to rapid intensification. A year later, Puerto Rico is still recovering from Maria.

Maria is a perfect example of how bad climate change is making rapid intensification: the storm went from Category 1 to Category 5 in only about half a day.

4. Hurricane Sandy

In the U.S., hurricanes have been most likely to affect the southern states.

Floridians are more likely to experience hurricanes than residents of New Jersey or Massachusetts, but that doesn’t mean that residents of the northeastern U.S. are immune to them—not by a longshot. And in 2012, Hurricane Sandy caused billions of dollars in damage, pounding the New Jersey Shore and the coast of Maryland as well as New York City. Atlantic City was evacuated, parts of Manhattan suffered flooding, and the mass transit systems of NYC and Philadelphia (which is about 60 miles inland) were shut down.

When Kevin E. Trenberth (a senior climatologist for the National Center for Atmospheric Research) was asked whether or not Hurricane Sandy was affected by climate change, he responded that while the answer was yes, Sandy was hardly unique in that regard. In 2012, Trenberth asserted, “All weather events are affected by climate change because the environment in which they occur is warmer and moister than it used to be.”

5. Hurricane Ike

In September 2008, Hurricane Ike caused at least 195 deaths and affected a wide area ranging from Cuba, Haiti (where at least 74 deaths occurred) and the Bahamas to the Florida Panhandle, the Mississippi Coast and the Texas Gulf Coast. Altogether, Ike is believed to have caused about $38 billion in damage.


          Dispositivo de limpeza deve remover 80 mil toneladas de plástico do Pacífico      Cache   Translate Page      

Foram necessários apenas cinco anos para que o jovem Boyan Slat, de 24 anos, desenvolvesse um dispositivo de limpeza capaz de remover 80 mil toneladas de plástico do Oceano Pacífico. O System 001 vai atuar entre a costa do Haiti e da Califórnia, considerada uma das áreas mais sensíveis na luta contra a poluição causada pelo despejo de objetos […]

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          Rosie DiManno: Serena Williams has earned her anger      Cache   Translate Page      

Serena Williams won’t take her dolls, dishes and tutus and go home.

Like a good little girl.

Though she might never return to the U.S. Open.

Which would be a shame because Flushing Meadows, where she has won six championships, has been pretty much home court for the greatest female tennis player ever, arguably the greatest female athlete in the world.

She is adored there. That New York City audience has her back, in a populist way, which explains the cascade of boos — 15 solid seconds of full-throated jeering and catcalling — during the trophy ceremony last Saturday, while Naomi Osaka, victor, ducked her head, tears dripping down her cheeks.

As Williams, clearly seized by a maelstrom of emotions, sobbed as well.

There is crying in tennis. In fact, there is crying in all sports, even baseball.

And it was to weep.

Except for Osaka, the 20-year-old denied her moment of joyful glory, nobody came out of this sorry spectacle untarnished.

But if pick a side one must, I will ally with Serena.

The lady has earned it. Even if this was not her most admirable episode.

A veteran umpire, Carlos Ramos, notorious for his stringent application of the rules, dropped a piano on Williams’ head in the women’s final. She was headed for defeat, outplayed and outsmarted by an opponent 16 years her junior. Williams has more Grand Slam singles titles – 23 – than Osaka has years on this planet. She was doubtless embarrassed by the quality of her play, by the tennis Osaka was forcing upon her. Although keep in mind how often Williams has stormed back from the precipice of defeat.

But it should never have come to such an ignoble end.

Umpiring isn’t narrowly, exclusively, about asserting the rules. It’s also about judgment, beyond Hawk-Eye reviews.

A week earlier, respected umpire Mohamed Lahyani had stepped down from his chair, mid-match, to give Nick Kyrgios a pep talk when it looked like the volatile young Australian was coming unhinged, might even have been on the verge of tanking against Pierre-Hugues Herbert. He has a history of it. Lahyani was scorched for the unusual intervention. But many of us viewed it as a compassionate gesture, if outside the bounds of protocol.

Various tennis and tournament organizations concluded that Lahyani had overstepped but he was not punished. He was, I would posit, being human. There isn’t enough of that within the rigidity of sports.

In the Serena affair, however, the umpiring junta is doing its version of baseball’s jacked-up masked tyrants — making the game all about them. When nobody comes to see them.

On Wednesday, the Washington Post reported that some umpires, stung by what they perceive as a lack of institutional support for Ramos, are discussing the possibility of boycotting Williams’ future matches. They’re also talking union. Oy.

To be clear: Ramos has lost this battle only in the court of public opinion, possibly. There’s certainly been no shortage of Ramos rah-rah from the commentariat. But these unidentified officials have got their duck-pants in a snarl, presumably miffed with United States Tennis Association president Katrina Adams, who issued a statement praising Williams as a “true champion” and an “inspiration.” Adams said this week that a double standard exists in how female tennis players are treated by chair umpires, compared to men. “We shouldn’t have to carry that extra weight on our back in anything that we do.”

WTA chief executive Steve Simon backed Williams as well. So did Billie Jean King, who knows all about discrimination and sexual bias.

Was there an undercurrent of sexism which skewed Ramos against Williams? That will probably never be known. Indeed, when she’d calmed down, Williams graciously paid Ramos a compliment: “He’s always been a great umpire.”

The statistics don’t bear out a gender imbalance at this U.S. Open. Code violations called were 86 for men, 22 for women. But it would require a deeper dive to truly understand those numbers — what the violations were for — and of course men play best-of-five matches, a broader canvas for infractions.

But anecdotally, and specifically with Williams, the history speaks for itself. At Flushing Meadows: the 2004 quarterfinals versus Jennifer Capriati, a slew of questionable calls, including the scandalous override on a shot that TV replay (this was pre-Hawk-Eye) showed was good; the 2009 semifinals against Kim Clijsters, called for a foot fault, warned for caustic remarks to the chair umpire, then penalized a point — on match point; the 2011 final against Sam Stosur, docked a point for screaming her signature “Come On!” before the rally was over. “You’re a hater,” Williams seethed at chair umpire Eva Asderaki. “And you’re just unattractive inside.”

Williams is a ruthless competitor. It’s what makes her magnificent. She doesn’t always watch her mouth. But there’s a solid argument to be made that the punitive measures against her have been palpably disproportionate.

An angry black woman. Some people just can’t swallow that.

And she had cause to be angry last Saturday, at Ramos.

Yes, there was evidence of slight coaching from her box. Patrick Mouratoglou admitted to that afterward. The player is responsible for the coach. But it could have been and should have been an informal warning. That’s commonplace. “I don’t cheat, I’d rather lose, I’m just letting you know,” Williams told Ramos. She reiterated that message, calmly, on a changeover before the fourth game..

After breaking Osaka and getting promptly broken back, Williams smashed her racquet in self-fury. Destroying equipment is a clear code violation. Had Ramos not been so tight-arsed earlier, that would have been the first code violation, not the second. Williams thought it was; perhaps naively believing Ramos had reversed himself on the prior. She certainly appeared as confused as everybody else in the joint.

Docked a point.

With Osaka serving at 2-3, Williams obviously thought the score was 0-0, until told to move to the deuce side because it was 0-15. That’s when it went nutso. “This is unbelievable. Every time I play here I have problems.”

Williams was under the impression she had one warning on her. She had two. The arguing and Williams’ consternation escalated. “You owe me an apology,” she insisted of Ramos. Then concluded by saying he would never umpire one of her matches again.

When Osaka broke her again, Williams was fit to be tied. She flung her rage at Ramos. “You’re a thief!”

Ramos, announcing to the crowd: “Code violation, verbal abuse. Game penalty, Mrs. Williams.”

Etcetera.

She’s not Mrs. Williams, by the way.

What prissy, anachronistic hogwash. On the heels of Williams getting denounced for the sleek cat suit she’d worn at the French Open, which was intended to help her circulation, plagued as she’s been by blood clots since a difficult childbirth last summer. The president of the French Tennis Associate, declaring such an outfit would henceforth be banned — why, because it showed off her muscles, wasn’t feminine enough? — accused Williams of disrespecting the sport.

It all smacks of patriarchal condescension and a definite anti-Serena tone.

Just as calling Williams a “cry-baby,” as many have declared since last weekend, is infantilizing and subtly racist to boot. Though not as overtly racist as that godawful editorial cartoon — hitting all the bigoted Jim Crow-era notes — published (and defiantly re-published) by the Melbourne-based Herald Sun. Big-lipped, fat, angry black woman, with a teeny BLONDE Osaka in the background. Osaka is biracial, Japanese and Haitian.

Maybe there’s no entitlement for sports superstars in the anal annals of the rule book.

But hell yeah, Serena Williams is entitled to her wrath.

Rosie DiManno is a columnist based in Toronto covering sports and current affairs. Follow her on Twitter: @rdimanno


          Tennis Umpires Reportedly Consider Boycotting Serena Williams After US Open      Cache   Translate Page      

After Serena Williams’ controversial loss in the U.S. Open women’s final, which led to a wave of criticisms and allegations of sexism, umpires are reportedly considering a boycott.  On Saturday, Williams faced off against Japan’s Naomi Osaka, in what would be a historic win for the Haitian-Japanese tennis star. However, prior to the controversial, yet historical, […]

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          Hurricane Hell: Here Are 5 of the Most Recent Devastating Storms Linked to Climate Change      Cache   Translate Page      
The new normal is frightening.

Only two weeks after the government of Puerto Rico raised the official death toll from Hurricane Maria from 64 to 2,975—making it the deadliest hurricane to occur last year—North and South Carolina residents are evacuating coastal areas in preparation for Hurricane Florence, which is expected to deliver winds of 130 miles per hour and be the worst hurricane to hit the Carolinas since the 1980s. Hurricanes have been pounding the southeastern U.S. for centuries, but in the era of climate change, they are becoming more frequent and more devastating.

Meteorologists are seeing an increase in the what is known as “rapid intensification,” meaning that a storm’s maximum sustained winds increase by at least 35 mph within a 24-hour period. According to data from the National Hurricane Center, there were, on average, ten cases of rapid intensification per year between 1982 and 1994—whereas between 2005 and 2017, 20 cases per year was the average. In 2017, the National Hurricane Center reported 40 cases of rapid intensification.

Meteorologists have five separate categories for hurricanes, with Category 1 being the least severe and Category 5 being the most severe. Florence appears to be reaching the Carolinas as a Category 4, but it could intensify to Category 5. And when rapid intensification—a phenomenon encouraged by climate change—occurs and a hurricane goes from Category 1 to Category 4 or 5 in less than 24 hours, there is little time to prepare.  

Here are five of the most devastating hurricanes that occurred in recent years.

1. Hurricane Katrina

In August 2015, Hurricane Katrina originated in the Bahamas before making its way to the U.S. A hurricane varies in intensity, and at its worst, Katrina became a Category 5 storm. The National Hurricane Center attributed a total of 1836 deaths to Katrina, with up to 1577 deaths in Louisiana—and the flooding was so severe in New Orleans that 80% of the city was under water.

Veteran reporter Mark Schleifstein, who covered Katrina for the New Orleans Times-Picayune, witnessed Katrina first hand and has some grim advice for residents of the Carolinas who are refusing to evacuate for Hurricane Florence: “write your Social Security number on your arm, so officials can identify your body.”

2. Hurricane Harvey

2017 was a terrible year for hurricanes, and one of the worst was Hurricane Harvey—which affected parts of Latin America (including Nicaragua and Honduras) but was especially devastating around the Texas Gulf Coast. Of the 108 deaths caused by Harvey in late August/early September 2017, 103 were in Texas. Some weather stations in Texas reported more than four feet of rain, and Houston suffered some of the worst flooding in the city’s history. 

3. Hurricane Maria

Only a few weeks after Hurricane Harvey ravaged the Texas Gulf Coast, the Caribbean was, in September 2017, pounded by Hurricane Maria—which reached Category 5 at its worst. Maria caused some deaths in the Dominican Republic, Haiti and Guadalupe, but the worst damage by far occurred in Puerto Rico. Of the more than 3,050 people killed by Maria, most of the fatalities occurred in Puerto Rico—although 65 people were killed on the island of Dominica, which didn’t have time to adequately prepare thanks to rapid intensification. A year later, Puerto Rico is still recovering from Maria.

Maria is a perfect example of how bad climate change is making rapid intensification: the storm went from Category 1 to Category 5 in only about half a day.

4. Hurricane Sandy

In the U.S., hurricanes have been most likely to affect the southern states.

Floridians are more likely to experience hurricanes than residents of New Jersey or Massachusetts, but that doesn’t mean that residents of the northeastern U.S. are immune to them—not by a longshot. And in 2012, Hurricane Sandy caused billions of dollars in damage, pounding the New Jersey Shore and the coast of Maryland as well as New York City. Atlantic City was evacuated, parts of Manhattan suffered flooding, and the mass transit systems of NYC and Philadelphia (which is about 60 miles inland) were shut down.

When Kevin E. Trenberth (a senior climatologist for the National Center for Atmospheric Research) was asked whether or not Hurricane Sandy was affected by climate change, he responded that while the answer was yes, Sandy was hardly unique in that regard. In 2012, Trenberth asserted, “All weather events are affected by climate change because the environment in which they occur is warmer and moister than it used to be.”

5. Hurricane Ike

In September 2008, Hurricane Ike caused at least 195 deaths and affected a wide area ranging from Cuba, Haiti (where at least 74 deaths occurred) and the Bahamas to the Florida Panhandle, the Mississippi Coast and the Texas Gulf Coast. Altogether, Ike is believed to have caused about $38 billion in damage.

 

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Jason DeruloSing your heart out! The singer performs at the first-annual Heart of Haiti fundraising gala at a private residence in Los Angeles.
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Author Chat with Ibi Zoboi (Pride), Plus Giveaway!


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          Wyclef Jean, Jermaine Dupri And Rodney Carmichael To Be Honored At This Year's ChooseATL 'Welcome To ATL Reception' During A3C      Cache   Translate Page      

A3C and ChooseATL will host the official Welcome to ATL Reception on Wednesday, October 3, 2018, at the Loudermilk Center in Atlanta. The event will kick off the 14th year of A3C, the premier hip-hop music festival and conference.

The Welcome to ATL Reception is an annual event that invites executives, influencers and more to engage with the heart of hip-hop through food, music and cocktails while acknowledging some of hip-hop's most influential personalities. The reception will honor three extraordinary individuals who have made significant social and cultural impact throughout the hip-hop community - Jermaine Dupri, Wyclef Jean and Rodney Carmichael.

So So Def founder and music icon Jermaine Dupri is celebrating the 25th year of the record label and will be receiving the Cultural Icon Award. This honor is awarded to a hip-hop figure who has made significant contributions to the zeitgeist of global culture. Dupri has transcended hip-hop to join the pantheon of icons that create the ideals and values that have shaped a generation.

Wyclef Jean is a legendary MC, producer and poet and will receive the Social Impact Award. This honor is awarded to a person who has an undeniable connection to the hip-hop ecosystem and has demonstrated a tremendous social impact among the community through service, advocacy and economic contribution. With all of Jean's efforts in Haiti and work in communities around the world, he is the definition of how to use one's platform to impact the culture in a positive light.

Lastly, Atlanta native and NPR's hip-hop staff writer Rodney Carmichael will receive the first annual Combat Jack Storyteller Award. This honor is awarded to a leading voice and champion for culture who is also a storyteller who has helped amplify important aspects of hip-hop. Reggie "Combat Jack" Osse was a pioneer in hip-hop podcasting. He was honest, genuine and cared deeply about the culture he represented. He was a fixture in the hip-hop community and beloved by everyone he met. He was also a staple at A3C Festival & Conference for nearly a decade and will be missed dearly by all those who had the pleasure of knowing him.

"The Welcome Reception with ChooseATL is one of our favorite events of the year. It's a chance for us to recognize some of the people that inspire us to do what we do. It's a wonderful night in Atlanta for hip-hop culture, and we're proud to be a part of it," states A3C Partner/Director Mike Walbert. This event is the first among a variety of panels, workshops, live shows and more that the A3C Festival will bring to Atlanta in October.

About A3C Festival & Conference
A3C educates and empowers the artists, entrepreneurs and creatives that shape hip-hop culture. Founded in 2005, the A3C Festival & Conference has grown from a local showcase to become one of the most important hip-hop events of the year, which is commonly referred to as "Hip-Hop's Family Reunion." The three-day A3C Conference hosts dozens of panels, workshops, mixers and mentor sessions with hundreds of thought leaders and industry experts. The two-day A3C Festival is the breeding ground for the next generation of stars while honoring the legends and trailblazers of hip-hop. The five days of shows and events highlight different aspects of hip-hop culture and showcase hundreds of artists, producers and DJs from around the world. All three coasts gather annually in Atlanta to connect, create and build together.

Learn more about A3C Festival at www.A3Chiphop.com.

ChooseATL is a public-facing initiative to attract emerging talent needed to maintain Atlanta's position as a top-tier globally competitive metro. ChooseATL showcases Atlanta as a leading world destination and celebrates its unique community, inclusive culture, and expanding business opportunities across all industries.

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Another place for you to do any crusing is the Parc Saint Pierre in Petion-Ville, Haiti...That is in the mountain....Again a lot of $$$ and be very carefull, you will have so much fun and so much surprises...they are really fat and long and willing....Same as Jacmel, the town in the south of Haiti.......Enjoy
          Osaka’s US Open win re-opens identity discussion in Japan      Cache   Translate Page      

YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) — Naomi Osaka’s victory in the U.S. Open has added her to a growing list of athletes, Nobel Prize winners, and beauty pageant contestants who have raised the issue of what it means to be Japanese. The daughter of a Japanese mother and a Haitian father, Osaka was born in Japan but ...

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          Jason Derulo Talks Just For You Foundation and New Music      Cache   Translate Page      
The singer explains why his foundation, which kicked off its first charity gala for Haiti, is so close to his heart. Plus, get details on his new song "Goodbye." Watch!
          Vignettista accusato di razzismo per la caricatura di Serena Williams      Cache   Translate Page      
Non accennano a placarsi le polemiche riguardo alla lite accorsa l'altro giorno tra la tennista americana Serena Williams ed il giudice di gara Carlos Ramos durante la finale degli Us Open, successivamente vinta dalla giapponese Naomi Osaka anche a causa delle penalizzazioni subite dalla Williams per le intemperanze verbali avute sul campo. Se infatti già durante il match erano volate con molta leggerezza accuse di razzismo e di sessismo, ribadite dalla tennista nella conferenza stampa post gara: "Se fossi stata un uomo tutto questo non sarebbe successo. Ho visto giocatori uomini dire di tutto ai giudici. Sono qui per lottare per i diritti delle donne e per l'uguaglianza femminile", un ulteriore polverone mediatico è stato quello generatosi il giorno dopo, quando sulla prima pagina del quotidiano australiano The Herald Sun è comparsa una vignetta satirica del disegnatore Mark Knight che ironizzava sul comportamento discutibile tenuto dalla Williams.Nella vignetta compare una furiosa Serena Williams intenta a distruggere la sua racchetta, mentre sullo sfondo un impaurito giudice di gara chiede alla vincitrice Osaka se per favore può cederle la vittoria. Il tutto ovviamente raffigurato in maniera caricaturale, allo scopo di enfatizzare i tratti caratteristici del personaggi per suscitarne l'ilarità, esattamente come si fa in un qualunque disegno umoristico. C'è chi però non ha preso bene l'ironia sulla vicenda, scagliandosi in particolar modo sul modo - corpo massiccio, labbra carnose e una folta chioma di capelli ricci - in cui è stata rappresentata la tennista afroamericana, che secondo alcuni ricordava i tratti stereotipati tipici del personaggio di Jim Crow, figura folkloristica americana famosa nell'Ottocento per essere usata come macchietta etnica delle persone di colore.@Knightcartoons cartoon is not racist or sexist .... it rightly mocks poor behavior by a tennis legend ... Mark has the full support of everyone @theheraldsun pic.twitter.com/KWMT3QahJh- damon johnston (@damonheraldsun) 11 settembre 2018Tra i personaggi pubblici ad aver contestato la vignetta c'è per esempio la scrittrice britannica J.K. Rowling, creatrice della saga di Harry Potter, che in un post su Twitter ha scritto: "Complimenti, hai ridotto una delle più grandi atlete esistenti ad un semplice stereotipo razzista e sessista, ed hai fatto dell"altra grande atleta un oggetto di scena senza faccia.", riferendosi con quest'ultima frase al fatto che l'avversaria della Williams, Naomi Osaka, non avesse subito lo stesso trattamento visivo ed anzi fosse stata raffigurata come una donna dai capelli biondi e la pelle chiara nonostante sia di origini giapponesi e haitiane. Anche il reverendo statunitense Jesse Jackson, leader storico del movimento per i diritti civili dei neri, ha criticato il disegno di Mark Knight, affermando: "Questo deprecabile fumetto ha provato senza riuscirci a sminuire la grandezza e la grazia di Serena Williams. Il razzismo in qualsiasi forma è inaccettabile".Nonostante la pioggia di polemiche però, la direzione dell'Herald Sun ha deciso di difendere a spada tratta il lavoro di Knight, pubblicando nella giornata di ieri un editoriale in cui si constatava come il mondo fosse "ufficialmente impazzito" definendo le accuse di razzismo nei confronti della vignetta come "un tentativo di abbattere la satira sotto i colpi del politicamente corretto". Damon Johnston, editore dell'Herald Sun, ha inoltre spiegato su Twitter che in questi giorni Knight ha ricevuto il pieno sostegno da parte di tutto lo staff del giornale per gli attacchi che è stato costretto a subire, commentando:"Il fumetto di Mark Knight non è ne razzista ne sessista, ma è una doverosa presa in giro di un comportamento infelice tenuto da una leggenda del tennis. Mark ha il pieno sostegno di ognuno di noi".Lo stesso Mark Knight, dopo aver disattivato il suo account Twitter per cercare di fermare le continue minacce rivolte a lui ed alla sua famiglia, ha rigettato qualsiasi accusa di razzismo, dichiarando: "L'ho semplicemente disegnata come una donna afroamericana. Tutta questa faccenda per la quale io sono un razzista per alcuni miei vecchi disegni che sono stati pubblicati in passato è solo un caso montato ad arte". Con riferimento alla polemica nata su una vecchia vignetta in cui, per ironizzare sulle nuove misure varate dal governo australiano im merito alla sicurezza ferroviaria, raffigurò alcuni ragazzi di colore vandalizzare una stazione.
          Comment on On James H. Cone and Black Humanity by Mo Baptiste      Cache   Translate Page      
Great work Dr. Mitchell! My research also attempts to tackle the complexities of leadership. I came up with a concept I call "Leadership from the Margins Theory" where I use the Haitian Revolution as a backdrop to describe 5 characteristics that I believe marginalized leaders possess.
          Why does tennis hate its greatest player?      Cache   Translate Page      

Alpana Mehta looks at the latest incident in the long history of bigoted mistreatment of Serena Williams by the sport that she’s done so much to popularize.

LAST SATURDAY’S highly anticipated U.S. Open Women’s Singles final between the legendary Serena Williams and rising young star Naomi Osaka instead turned into another demonstration of the sexism and racism at the heart of the professional tennis world.

Reaction to Williams’ angry response to a series of controversial calls by the chair umpire has been polarized. Many players and fans have rallied behind the game’s greatest player, protesting the double standards she faces, while some umpires are threatening to boycott Williams’ future matches, and an Australian newspaper has the gall to claim “free speech” as justification for publishing a racist cartoon of the champ.

All of this has overshadowed the tremendous achievement of the 20-year old Osaka, who was playing against her idol in her first-ever Grand Slam match — and carrying the weight of vying to be the first Japanese player to win a major tennis title.

But her historic victory was tainted by the outrageous rulings of chair umpire Carlos Ramos, who added another chapter to the sport’s disgraceful history of mistreating perhaps its all-time greatest player.

Serena Williams at the 2018 U.S. Open
Serena Williams at the 2018 U.S. Open

Ramos hit Williams during the match with code-of-conduct violations — the first for supposedly receiving illegal coaching, the second for smashing her racket, and the last for then unleashing this angry speech at Ramos:

For you to attack my character is wrong. You owe me an apology. You will never be on a court with me as long as you live. You are the liar. You owe me an apology. Say it. Say you’re sorry. You stole a point from me. You are a thief, too.

This last “verbal abuse” violation resulted in Osaka being given an entire game, which all but ended the match. Afterwards, Williams was hit with $17,000 in fines.


SERENA’S OUTBURST was far from unprecedented in the high-pressure world of a Grand Slam tennis final. She didn’t swear, as many other players have done thousands of times — including the oft-cited model of civility, Roger Federer. In fact, she tried to calmly reason with the umpire until it became clear that he was punishing her for daring to speak up, at which point she went off.

For seasoned tennis fans, Serena’s “abuse” was relatively mild. It’s widely understood that umpires should allow players in this tense and high-powered sport to let off steam and show emotion. In fact, there’s a movie currently playing in theaters that glorifies John McEnroe’s legendary on-court tantrums as essential to his athletic genius.

But Serena Williams is a Black woman, and so she had to take on not only the sensational Osaka, but also the clear abuse of authority by a chair umpire who wanted to put her in her place for daring to challenge a man.

Soon after she was hit with the game penalty, she tearfully approached tournament referee Brian Earley and told him, “You know my character. This is not right. To lose a game for saying that, it’s not fair. How many other men do things? There’s a lot of men out here who have said a lot of things. It’s because I’m a woman, and that’s not right.”

Serena Williams wasn’t the only player to endure sexist double standards at this year’s U.S. Open. Just a few days before the final, Alizé Cornet was fined for taking off her shirt to reverse it during an oppressively humid match — an outrageous punishment in a sport in which male players routinely take their shirts off to cool off during breaks.

Sexism in tennis is often embraced as “tradition” by the sport’s officials, but behind the actual traditions underneath other euphemisms like “civility” and “sportsmanship” are class-antagonism and subservience to empire. It was only a few short years ago that Wimbledon officials expected men on Centre Court to bow — and women to curtsy — to the Royal Box.


OVER THE course of their exceptionally long careers, Serena and her older sister Venus have endured not only this condescending and restrictive sexism, but outright hostility — most notably at the finals of the 2001 Indian Wells tournament, when Serena was booed throughout the match and her father was called the n-word in the stands — from many officials, fans and sometimes competitors resentful of women tennis players who are Black and proud.

Serena has overcome this ugliness to become not only the greatest player of all time, but an important change-maker.

It was a series of horrible calls against Williams in a 2004 U.S. Open match that led the tournament to introduce instant replay. A controversial foot fault called against Williams in 2009 — and her outraged reaction — helped expand its use.

Serena has been a vocal proponent of racial and gender pay equity both in tennis and all of society, and her opposition to reducing the rankings of players who take time off to give birth led the U.S. Open to modify the policy.

When Spike Lee compared her to Michael Jordan and Muhammad Ali, Serena’s courtside response was telling:

To be compared to Ali or Jordan, I really have no words. Namely Ali, because he did so much for the sport, he did so much for the world, for everyone. That’s what I want to do, and that’s what I want to be remembered for. It’s not what I do out here, but how I can inspire people off the court. That’s my dream.

Three days earlier, blackballed pro football players Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid brought Reid’s niece to see Williams play. She visited them after the match and told the Associated Press:

I think every athlete, every human and definitely every African American should be completely grateful and honored how Colin and Eric are doing so much more for the greater good. I feel like they obviously have great respect from a lot of their peers, especially other athletes, people that really are looking for social change.”


SERENA AND Venus Williams have greatly increased the popularity of tennis in the U.S. They are responsible for the hundreds of children, especially girls of color, who are entering tennis programs today.

And yet Serena continues to endure abuse from the sport to which she has given so much. At this year’s French Open — her first major tournament since giving birth, she wore a black “cat suit” that she said made her feel like a Black Panther-style superhero and was for “all the moms out there that had a tough pregnancy and have to come back and try to be fierce”

But the president of the French Tennis Federation declared that the outfit didn’t “respect the game and place,” and declared that it would be banned from next year’s tournament. This announcement was even more outrageous given that Williams had also explained that the cat suit was designed to increase circulation after she had suffered potentially life threatening postnatal blood clots following the birth of her daughter.

Williams has been drug-tested four times more frequently than other players on the tour, despite never having tested positive in her long career.

Her anger during matches, though common fare for world-class competitors, has been pathologized because it comes from a Black woman. At the 2009 U.S. Open final, a lineswoman told the chair umpire that she “felt threatened” after Williams yelled at her.

It’s impossible to count the number of times Serena’s body has been hyper-sexualized by match commentators — or been grossly insulted by racists.

On Tuesday, an Australian newspaper owned by Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. published a cartoon portraying Williams as a grotesque racial caricature and the Japanese-Haitian Osaka as a victimized blonde waif — and then responded to global criticism by republishing the cartoon on its cover as a statement of defiance against so-called political correctness.


BUT WHILE many of the authorities who run tennis remain stuck in their bigoted ways, millions have been inspired by Serena’s life and career.

That was clear on Saturday when fans booed Carlos Ramos out of the arena and then turned on every U.S. Open official who dared to speak during the trophy presentation, at which point Williams graciously asked them to stop booing and give Osaka the proud moment that she deserved.

Many current and former players came to Williams’ defense as well, including the legendary pioneer Billie Jean King in a brilliant op-ed for the Washington Post:

Women are treated differently in most arenas of life. This is especially true for women of color...Women have a right, though, to speak out against injustice — as much right as a man.

I found myself in similar situations in my career; once, I even walked off the court in protest. It wasn’t my proudest moment, but it may have been one of my more powerful ones. I understand what motivated Williams to do what she did. And I hope every single girl and woman watching yesterday’s match realizes they should always stand up for themselves and for what they believe is right. Nothing will ever change if they don’t.

Serena Williams is one of the best athletes in history, and she is a Black woman. In her post-match remarks, she showed that she has no intention of backing down to anyone in her sport on or off the court:

I’ve seen other men call other umpires several things, and I’m here, fighting for women’s rights and for women’s equality and for all kinds of stuff. And for me to say “thief” and for him to take a game, it made me feel like it was a sexist remark. He’s never [taken] a game from a man because they said “thief.”...

But I’m going to continue to fight for women and to fight for us to have [equality]. Like [Alizé] Cornet should be able to take her shirt off without getting a fine. This is outrageous, you know?

And I just feel like the fact that I have to go through this is just an example for the next person that has emotions and that want to express themselves, and they want to be a strong woman. And they’re going to be allowed to do that because of today. Maybe it didn’t work out for me, but it’s going to work out for the next person.

We can only hope that after witnessing this latest dose of racism and sexism in professional tennis, Naomi Osaka and others, in appreciating the trail that Serena Williams has blazed for them, commit themselves to following her example to be fierce and uncompromising champions.


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SANTA FE, N.M. — A federal magistrate judge Wednesday in Albuquerque ordered that all five adults found living on a makeshift Taos compound with 11 malnourished children be detained. Jany Leveille, 35, a Haitian national, is charged with unlawfully possessing firearms and ammunition as an alien living illegally in the U.S. The other four — Siraj Ibn Wahhaj, 40, Hujrah Wahhaj, 37, Subhanah Wahhaj, 35, and Lucas Morton, 40 — are charged with conspiring to provide her with the weaponry. The group was arrested last month on suspicion of child abuse charges after Taos County sheriff’s deputies raided a compound...
          World: Food Assistance Outlook Brief, September 2018      Cache   Translate Page      
Source: Famine Early Warning System Network
Country: Afghanistan, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Kenya, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Uganda, World, Yemen, Zimbabwe

PROJECTED FOOD ASSISTANCE NEEDS FOR MARCH 2019

This brief summarizes FEWS NET’s most forward-looking analysis of projected emergency food assistance needs in FEWS NET coverage countries. The projected size of each country’s acutely food insecure population (IPC Phase 3 and higher) is compared to last year and the recent five-year average and categorized as Higher ( p), Similar ( u), or Lower ( q). Countries where external emergency food assistance needs are anticipated are identified. Projected lean season months highlighted in red indicate either an early start or an extension to the typical lean season. Additional information is provided for countries with large food insecure populations, an expectation of high severity, or where other key issues warrant additional discussion. Analytical confidence is lower in remote monitoring countries, denoted by “RM.” Visit www.fews.net for detailed country reports.


          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.


          Re: Australian Newspaper Reprints Serena Williams Cartoon      Cache   Translate Page      

Haiti is the poorest country in the western hemisphere. Where in Europe is there a 25% or higher unemployment rate? What does that have to do with Haiti being a shithole?


          Entenda o que pode acontecer se as pessoas deixarem de se vacinar      Cache   Translate Page      

Marina Teodoro

Em 2017, o Brasil registrou queda nos índices de cobertura vacinal e esse comportamento coloca em risco a volta de doenças já eliminadas no País

Especialistas destacam a importância da vacinação para que outras doenças não retornem ao Brasil

Especialistas destacam a importância da vacinação para que outras doenças não retornem ao Brasil

Foto: shutterstock

Quem ainda se lembra da época em que os números de casos de rubéola, difteria, coqueluche e varicela eram alarmantes? No passado, todas essas doenças causaram impactos significativos na saúde pública brasileira, mas, graças aos esforços do governo para conscientizar a população sobre a importância da vacinação, hoje quase não se ouve falar sobre os perigo dessas infecções.

Leia também: Pesquisa aponta que 64% dos adultos não estão com a vacinação em dia

Contudo, o tempo fez com que a importância da vacinação contra doenças que já foram esquecidas deixasse de ser uma prioridade para a sociedade e, infelizmente, esse comportamento reflete na queda das taxas de cobertura vacinal registradas no País nos últimos anos, tornando as chances de todas elas voltarem a assombrar os brasileiros cada vez mais reais.

“Muitas pessoas nunca viram essas doenças, portanto, não têm na memória o risco que elas representam para a saúde da população”, avalia a Coordenadora do Programa Nacional de Imunizações (PNI), Carla Domingues.

“O Ministério da Saúde avalia que o próprio sucesso das ações de imunização no Brasil – que tiveram como resultado a eliminação da poliomielite, do sarampo, da rubéola e síndrome da rubéola congênita – tem causado, em parte da população e até mesmo em alguns profissionais de saúde, a falsa sensação de que não há mais necessidade de se vacinar.”

As baixas coberturas vacinais obtidas pelo País nos últimos anos indicam que há pessoas não vacinadas e, consequentemente, suscetíveis às doenças imunopreveníveis.

Dados do Ministério da Saúde mostram que os índices de cobertura vacinal caíram nos últimos sete anos. Segundo o Sistema de Informações do PNI, a pentavalente (DTP+HIB+HB), que protege contra difteria, tétano, coqueluche, hepatite B e outras infecções, por exemplo, já chegou a ter cobertura de 99,6%, em 2011, porém, no último ano, ficou na casa dos 77,9%. (Veja tabela abaixo com a série histórica de algumas vacinas)

Coberturas Vacinais por Imunobiológico e Ano; baixa cobertura vacinal nos últimos anos alerta para importância da vacinação

Coberturas Vacinais por Imunobiológico e Ano; baixa cobertura vacinal nos últimos anos alerta para importância da vacinação

Foto: Fonte; http://pni.datasus.gov.br

Diante de um cenário de baixa cobertura vacinal, Domingues alerta sobre o risco do retorno de algumas doenças que já haviam sido eliminadas como poliomielite, sarampo, rubéola e rubéola congênita, bem como o aumento do número de casos de outras doenças imunopreveníveis, como a difteria, coqueluche  e a varicela.

A volta dessas patologias pode marcar um retrocesso significativo na área da saúde. “A principal ferramenta que contribuiu para o aumento da expectativa de vida do brasileiro foi a vacinação. Com queda na cobertura vacinal, além do adoecimento e morte precoce, teremos uma sobrecarga na Saúde”, pontuou a presidente da Sociedade Brasileira de Imunizações (SBIm) Isabella Ballalai.

“Hoje, o Brasil consegue, mesmo com toda a dificuldade, dar atenção para outras patologias que não sejam essas. Mas, há alguns anos, nós tínhamos enfermarias inteiras dedicadas aos cuidados com sarampo e difteria, então não podemos voltar a ter essa concorrência”, conclui.

Além disso, Ballalai destaca outros impactos práticos caso as pessoas deixem de se vacinar. “Se as coberturas caem, nossa sociedade volta a ter casos de doenças que não assustavam mais, de crianças morrendo por consequências de doenças que não matavam mais”.

Volta do sarampo é exemplo da importância da vacinação

Vírus do sarampo trazido pelos venezuelanos aponta a importância da vacinação; brasileiros não seriam afetados se imunização estivesse em dia

Vírus do sarampo trazido pelos venezuelanos aponta a importância da vacinação; brasileiros não seriam afetados se imunização estivesse em dia

Foto: Marcelo Camargo/Agência Brasi - 4.5.18

Infelizmente, o exemplo dado pela presidente da SBIm já é realidade. O sarampo, esquecido pelo brasileiro até o ano passado, voltou com tudo porque a cobertura vacinal estava abaixo do ideal. Desde o início de 2018 já foram registrados surtos em Roraima e Amazonas, com mais de 1,5 mil casos, incluindo 12 mortes.

Em 2017, países vizinhos também sofreram com surtos de sarampo, incluindo a Venezuela, que faz fronteira com o Brasil, e deixou de imunizar a população por questões políticas e econômicas.

Com a forte imigração dos venezuelanos nos últimos meses, a doença foi importada para o território nacional. E engana-se quem pensa que a culpa dos surtos é dos refugiados. “Só temos os casos de sarampo porque não estamos vacinados. A doença poderia ter vindo da Europa também, onde mais de 44 mil casos foram registrados neste ano. Não é responsabilidade da Venezuela o que estamos vivendo hoje”, destacou Ballalai.

A tríplice viral, vacina que protege contra sarampo, caxumba e rubéola, é oferecida gratuitamente pelo Programa Nacional de Imunizações. A proteção deve ocorrer na infância, e em duas doses: com 12 e 15 meses. Na segunda dose, a vacina também protege contra a varicela, infecção viral que causa a catapora.

No entanto, a segunda dose da vacina não atinge a meta de 95% da cobertura vacinal desde 2012.

Baixa cobertura vacinal pode causar a volta da pólio

Importância da vacinação: brasileiros devem se vacinar contra pólio para evitar retorno da doença

Importância da vacinação: brasileiros devem se vacinar contra pólio para evitar retorno da doença

Foto: Marcelo Camargo/Agência Brasil - 18.8.18

De acordo com relatório divulgado em julho deste ano pelo Ministério da Saúde, todos os estados brasileiros - com exceção apenas de Rondônia, Espírito Santo e do Distrito Federal - possuem municípios que são considerados lugares de risco para a poliomielite.

A infecção, que não é registrada há 28 anos no Brasil, e que desde 1994 foi considerada erradicada das Américas pela Organização Mundial da Saúde (OMS), pode ser prevenida por duas vacinas: a Vacina Oral Poliomielite (VOP), administrada oralmente aos dois, quatro e seis meses de vida, com reforços entre 15 e 18 meses e entre quatro e cinco anos; e a Vacina Inativada Poliomielite (VIP), que é injetada aos 15 meses e outra aos quatro anos de idade.

Das vacinas que as crianças de dois e quatro meses devem receber, a de pólio é a única que não ultrapassa 85% de vacinados nas duas doses, conforme dados do Departamento de Informática do Sistema Único de Saúde (Datasus).

Com o fluxo de turismo e comércio entre países, pessoas não vacinadas podem contrair a doença e criar condições para o retorno da transmissão. “É importante frisar que o vírus ainda circula pelo mundo, sendo altamente contagioso. A transmissão se dá forma direta, por meio de secreções expelidas ao tossir, espirrar, falar ou respirar. Por isso, manter toda a população com a vacina em dia é a única maneira de evitar a volta da doença no Brasil, considerando que hoje em dia há uma grande circulação de pessoas por turismo e negócios”, afirmou Domingues.

Febre amarela e a dificuldade de ampliar a vacinação

Febre amarela e a importância da vacinação: epidemia pode voltar caso a população não se proteja contra a doença

Febre amarela e a importância da vacinação: epidemia pode voltar caso a população não se proteja contra a doença

Foto: Rovena Rosa/Agência Brasil

O Brasil vive hoje a maior epidemia de febre amarela da história e, mesmo assim, a cobertura vacinal continua baixa, segundo a representante da SBIm. Para ela, o brasileiro ainda precisa entender que deve se vacinar contra a infecção mesmo quando os casos não estão em destaque na mídia. “Aquilo que não temos medo, não damos prioridade.”

“A febre amarela não foi embora. Nós estamos no período de intersazonalidade, a época do ano em que a doença não aparece. Mas entende-se que ela volte em dezembro, com a mudança climática”, alertou.

O ciclo urbano da doença foi erradicado em 1942, no entanto, o ciclo silvestre não é passível de erradicação e atualmente há cerca de 4.200 municípios com recomendação de vacinação, portanto, as pessoas que vivem nestas áreas devem ser vacinadas de acordo com o Calendário Nacional de Vacinação.

A coordenadora do PNI reconhece que recomendar a cobertura vacinal homogênea no Brasil é um trabalho constante do Ministério da Saúde. “Periodicamente, a coordenação do Programa Nacional de Imunizações (PNI) emite notas técnicas para estados e municípios sobre o monitoramento e avaliação das coberturas vacinais.”

Carla Domingues ressalta que cabe aos municípios definirem as estratégias de vacinação. “No entanto, o Ministério da Saúde recomenda, dentro destas ações, a busca de faltosos, a realização da vacinação de casa a casa e dos postos volantes, bem como ampliar os horários de funcionamento dos postos de vacinação, de acordo com as políticas municipais e a integração com o setor educação visando a sensibilização de professores, alunos e suas famílias sobre a importância da vacinação.”

Conheça algumas doenças eliminadas que poderiam voltar: 

  • Sarampo

Essa é uma doença infecciosa aguda, de natureza viral, grave, transmissível e extremamente contagiosa. Complicações infecciosas contribuem para a gravidade do quadro, particularmente em crianças desnutridas e menores de um ano de idade.

Os sintomas incluem febre alta acima de 38,5°C; erupções na pele; tosse; coriza; conjuntivite; e manchas brancas que aparecem na mucosa bucal, conhecidas como sinais de Koplik e que antecedem de um a dois dias antes do aparecimento da erupção cutânea.

A transmissão do sarampo acontece de quatro a seis dias antes e até quatro dias após o aparecimento do exantema (erupção cutânea). O período de maior transmissibilidade ocorre dois dias antes e dois dias após o início da erupção cutânea.

  • Poliomielite

Causada por um vírus que vive no intestino, o poliovírus, a poliomielite geralmente atinge crianças com menos de quatro anos de idade, mas também pode contaminar adultos.

A maior parte das infecções apresenta poucos sintomas e há semelhanças com as infecções respiratórias como febre e dor de garganta, além das gastrointestinais, náusea, vômito e prisão de ventre.

Cerca de 1% dos infectados pelo vírus pode desenvolver a forma paralítica da doença, que pode causar sequelas permanentes, insuficiência respiratória e, em alguns casos, levar à morte.

  • Difteria

Em abril, a OMS também notificou surtos na Venezuela e no Haiti de difteria, que causa dificuldade de respirar. Na Venezuela, 142 pessoas já morreram da doença desde 2016. No Brasil, seis casos suspeitos da doença relatados neste ano aguardam confirmação.

Doença transmissível aguda causada por bacilo que frequentemente se aloja nas amígdalas, na faringe, na laringe, no nariz e, ocasionalmente, em outras mucosas e na pele. A presença de placas branco-acinzentadas, aderentes, que se instalam nas amígdalas e invadem estruturas vizinhas é a manifestação clínica típica da difteria.

A transmissão acontece ao falar, tossir, espirrar ou por lesões na pele. Portanto, pelo contato direto com a pessoa doente. O período de incubação da difteria é, em geral, de um a seis dias, podendo ser mais longo. Já o período de transmissibilidade dura, em média, até duas semanas após o início dos sintomas.

  • Rubéola

Por ser uma doença prevenida com a mesma vacina que protege contra o sarampo, a tríplice viral, a rubéola também pode voltar a atingir os brasileiros.

A doença aguda, de alta contagiosidade, é transmitida pelo vírus do gênero Rubivirus. No campo das doenças infectocontagiosas, a importância epidemiológica da rubéola está associada à síndrome da rubéola congênita, que atinge o feto ou o recém-nascido cujas mães se infectaram durante a gestação.

A infecção na gravidez acarreta inúmeras complicações para a mãe, como aborto e natimorto (feto expulso morto), e para os recém-nascidos, como surdez, malformações cardíacas e lesões oculares.

Os sintomas da rubéola, que também é uma das doenças erradicadas no Brasil, incluem febre baixa e inchaço dos nódulos linfáticos, acompanhados de exantema. A transmissão acontece de pessoa para pessoa, por meio das secreções expelidas pelo doente ao tossir, respirar, falar ou respirar. 

Para evitar todas essas doenças novamente, é preciso que toda a sociedade se lembre da importância da vacinação


          Trump called Haiti a ‘sh--hole’ campaigning in Miami in 2016, Woodward’s book says      Cache   Translate Page      
When Donald Trump visited Little Haiti during the 2016 presidential campaign, he told the Haitian-American community: “I really want to be your biggest champion.” Minutes later, he was calling Haiti … Click to Continue »
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          Japan embraces Naomi Osaka, a bi-racial 'heroine'      Cache   Translate Page      
Naomi Osaka is hogging the headlines for all the right reasons in her native land after she became the first Japanese player to reach a Grand Slam singles final. She's also helping break new ground in Japan due to her multiracial identity: the daughter of a Haitian father and Japanese mother.

          How did Heavily Haitian Precincts in Florida Vote in the 2016 General Election? (Let’s just say, I expect Trumpian Ron DeSantis to do even worse than Trump.)      Cache   Translate Page      
The precincts below have at least 100 Hatian-born naturalized citizens who voted in the 2016 General Election, and at least 50% of those who turned out in the precinct are black (according to the statewide voter file). Most of these … Continue reading
          Construction of electricity grid project in Haiti to begin: MOFA      Cache   Translate Page      
Taipei, Sept. 13 (CNA) Construction of an electricity grid in Taiwan's Caribbean ally Haiti is expected to begin before the end of this year, a Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) official said Thursday.
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SANTA FE, N.M. — A federal magistrate judge Wednesday in Albuquerque ordered that all five adults found living on a makeshift Taos compound with 11 malnourished children be detained. Jany Leveille, 35, a Haitian national, is charged with unlawfully possessing firearms and ammunition as an alien living illegally in the U.S. The other four — Siraj Ibn Wahhaj, 40, Hujrah Wahhaj, 37, Subhanah Wahhaj, 35, and Lucas Morton, 40 — are charged with conspiring to provide her with the weaponry. The group was arrested last month on suspicion of child abuse charges after Taos County sheriff’s deputies raided a compound...
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          Paula Bennett claims Whaitiri inquiry info leaked by Labour's Māori Caucus      Cache   Translate Page      

Ikaroa Rawhiti MP Meka Whaitiri has reappeared at parliament for the second time in as many weeks since the allegations she assaulted a former staffer. The investigation outcome is pending but National's Paula Bennett says a decision has already been made to let Whaitiri stay.

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          Detienen joven en Guatapanal por violación de niña de nueve años      Cache   Translate Page      
Mao-. En el distrito municipal de Guatapanal fue apresado un joven de nacionalidad haitiana acusado de la presunta violación sexual a una menor de edad. 

De acuerdo a la información ofrecida por la Policía Nacional, fue detenido el ciudadano haitiano Junior Elisma, de 18 años, por presunta violación sexual a una menor de nueve años. 

Se informó que la DICRIM profundiza las investigaciones en torno al hecho, en tanto que la menor, cuyo nombre se omite por asuntos de ley, es evaluada por el médico legista.

          En SR apresan haitiano con marihuana      Cache   Translate Page      
Santiago Rodríguez-. Fue apresado por la Policía Nacional, un hombre de nacionalidad haitiana que supuestamente vendía estupefacientes en esta provincia. 

El inmigrante Emile Reginalf, quien se dedica a limpiabotas en el parque público de San Ignacio de Sabaneta, fue detenido cuando presuntamente se disponía a la venta de droga. 

Al extranjero se le ocuparon cinco porciones de un vegetal, que se presume marihuana, envueltas en papel plástico, color negro y la suma de doscientos pesos en efectivo.

          Naomi Osaka Tells Ellen DeGeneres What Serena Williams Whispered To Her      Cache   Translate Page      

Naomi Osaka dropped by “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” on Wednesday, opening up about everything from her historic U.S. Open win to her celebrity crush. 

The 20-year-old, who is of Haitian and Japanese descent, became the first-ever Japanese-born Grand Slam champion Saturday after defeating her idol, Serena Williams. Her victory, however, came amid a firestorm of controversy after Williams angrily confronted chair umpire Carlos Ramos and received three code violations.

By the time a tearful Osaka appeared for the trophy ceremony, the crowd loudly booed ― prompting Williams to embrace her young rival and whisper into her ear. 

“She said that she was proud of me and that I should know that the crowd wasn’t booing at me,” Osaka told DeGeneres. “At the time, I did ... think that they were booing at me. I couldn’t tell what was going on, because it was just so loud in there. It was a little bit stressful.” 

Elsewhere in the interview, DeGeneres got Osaka to reveal her celebrity crush, who happens to be “Black Panther” star Michael B. Jordan. True to form, the host proceeded to snap a selfie with the tennis player and texted it to Jordan on the air. 

“You’re stressing me out,” Osaka quipped, somewhat sheepishly. “I’m too young to be stressed out like this.” 

Only time will tell if DeGeneres’ matchmaking efforts prove successful. Nonetheless, she reassured Osaka, “The world is your oyster right now. You’re adorable.” 


          Bennett claims Whaitiri inquiry info leaked by Labour's Māori Caucus      Cache   Translate Page      

Ikaroa Rawhiti MP Meka Whaitiri has appeared in parliament for the second time in as many weeks since the allegations she assaulted a former staffer.

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          Diputado denuncia fundaciones en el país construyen hospitales solo para haitianos      Cache   Translate Page      
Diputado Ramòn Antonio Bueno

EN SANTO DOMINGO, 12 Septiembre, 2018: El diputado por el Partido Revolucionario Moderno -PRM, Ramón Bueno, denunció este miércoles que en el país existe un grupo de fundaciones que están construyendo hospitales para darle asistencia médica exclusivamente a nacionales haitianos.

Asimismo, Bueno consideró que los funcionarios y el Dirección General de Migración deben esforzarse más para evitar los flujos masivos de haitiano hacia el país

Estimó que esos extranjeros son de los principales importadores de enfermedades a la República Dominicana

“No hay rincón alguno en la República Dominicana que esté libre de la presencia de haitianos”, subrayó durante un parte que hizo el legislador en la sesión de la Cámara de Diputados.

/El Caribe/.


          CVE-2018-8420 - IE弹计算器      Cache   Translate Page      
CVE-2018-8420 xzbgs&Chaitin tech

修改了原POC xml.xml 中的一个单引号问题。

增加了一个IE远程利用方式。

vbs本地点开即可弹出计算器.

html文件IE远程命令执行.

问题的根源在于msxml解析器的问题,所以估计还有很多程序、功能都有调用了这个组件,也存在相应的问题,后续有时间补充。
CVE-2018-8420 - IE弹计算器
Affected Products

windows 7 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 1

Windows 7 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1

Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1 (Server Core installation)

Windows Server 2008 R2 for Itanium-Based Systems Service Pack 1

Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1

Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 2 (Server Core installation)

Windows Server 2012

Windows Server 2012 (Server Core installation)

Windows 8.1 for 32-bit systems

Windows 8.1 for x64-based systems

Windows Server 2012 R2

Windows RT 8.1

Windows Server 2012 R2 (Server Core installation)

Windows 10 for 32-bit Systems

Windows 10 for x64-based Systems

Windows Server 2016

Windows 10 Version 1607 for 32-bit Systems

Windows 10 Version 1607 for x64-based Systems

Windows Server 2016 (Server Core installation)

Windows 10 Version 1703 for 32-bit Systems

Windows 10 Version 1703 for x64-based Systems

Windows 10 Version 1709 for 32-bit Systems

Windows 10 Version 1709 for x64-based Systems

Windows Server, version 1709 (Server Core Installation)

Windows 10 Version 1803 for 32-bit Systems

Windows 10 Version 1803 for x64-based Systems

Windows Server, version 1803 (Server Core Installation)

Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-Based Systems Service Pack 2

Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 2

Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 2

Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 2 (Server Core installation)


          Paul Walker's Brother Pays Tribute to Him on What Would Have Been His 45th Birthday      Cache   Translate Page      

Paul Walker would have turned 45 on Sept. 12, and in honor of the late actor's birthday, his brother Cody payed tribute with a message that referred to him as "generous, thoughtful and a total badass." The star of The Fast and the Furious died following a car crash in November 2013, and since the tragic event, his family has been devoted to keeping his memory alive, mostly through charitable work and fundraising.

As Cody says in his Instagram post, "We love you, miss you and try to honor you in the best ways we can." The tribute, and its accompanying video, announce the 4th annual Game4Paul event, which raises money for Reach Out Worldwide, a nonprofit organization that Paul founded in 2010 following a trip to Haiti in the wake of the country's devastating earthquake.

As well as the Walker family's continued support for Reach Out Worldwide, Paul's daughter Meadow also founded The Paul Walker Foundation, which aims to help protect ocean wildlife. The family also took part in a documentary earlier this year that looked back on Paul's life. I Am Paul Walker featured family home videos, and interviews with Paul's family, friends, and colleagues.


          Another Coalition Strike On Yemen Civilian Bus Occurs The Same Day US Affirms It Stands By Saudis      Cache   Translate Page      

Just as the U.S. in typical fashion continues lecturing countries like Syria, Russia, and Iran over severe human rights violations, including allegations of everything from launching barrel bomb strikes on civilian areas in Idlib to chemical weapons attacks to sensational spy poisoning ops in the U.K., the Saudi-US coalition in Yemen has attacked another bus full of children and civilians in Yemen

On Wednesday multiple Yemeni journalists reporting from on the ground confirmed a new airstrike resulting in mass civilian casualties, this time a Saudi-US coalition strike scored a direct hit on a bus station in beseiged Hodeidah City.

The strike occurred the same day Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Secretary of Defense James Mattis announced they've certified the legality of US assistance to the coalition in Yemen before Congress.

Aftermath of the reported Wednesday airstrike in Hodeidah, via Hussain Albukhaiti

And this further comes, as NPR reports, after a long litany of instances of the coalition "causing disproportionate civilian deaths in the Yemen conflict because of airstrikes that have hit markets, weddings and even a bus carrying children from summer camp." The Red Cross identified 40 children dead from that first major bus attack in Yemen's north on August 9th. 

Sanaa-based journalist Ahmad Algohbary reports of the new Wednesday attack:

Civilians were Killed & injured by Saudi led coalition airstrikes on bus station in Hodeidah City, Yemen. The warplanes are preventing the paramedics from getting into the attack scene.

Mainstream media has been slow to pick up the new report, however the graphic video of the aftermath of the horrific airstrike spread quickly on social media, and was quickly picked up by various journalists (warning: graphic content).

The video shows what appears to be a burning bus or large vehicle in the aftermath of an alleged airstrike, with casualties lying on the ground, some of them lifeless and beginning to be evacuated by first responders. 

Early unconfirmed reports counted upwards of 15 men, women, and children among the dead, with many more wounded. 

Beirut-based Al Masdar News reports, citing a local human rights group:

According to their report, at least 15 civilians were killed in the Kilo area of the Hodeidah Governorate after the Saudi Coalition heavily bombarded this part of the province.

This latest bombing the Saudi Coalition comes as the Gulf-backed forces resume their large-scale offensive inside the Hodeidah Governorate.

Also on Wednesday Secretary of Defense James Mattis and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo certified the legality of US assistance to the coalition in Yemen.

Mattis, subsequent to Pompeo's announcement of Congressional approval, published a statement reaffirming the United States' commitment to partnering with the Saudis and UAE in their war on Yemen's Houthi rebels, seen by Washington as Iran's proxy.

Secretary Mattis' statement begins, "I endorse and fully support Secretary Pompeo's certification to the Congress that the governments of Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates are making every effort to reduce the risk of civilian casualties and collateral damage to civilian infrastructure resulting from their military operations to end the civil war in Yemen".

A handful of Congressional leaders have sought to shut down US military action in Yemen.

Pompeo's certification allows the Pentagon to continue fueling coalition jets, and other areas of partnership such as intelligence sharing. 

The statements also come as the United Nations has declared the Yemen war the worst humanitarian crisis in the world.


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Altura Largura XS Max • • Galpão de antiga indústria de tecidos e da balada Fabbrica 5 é ocupado por 300 famílias; haitianos constroem casas de alvenaria em seu interior
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Dr. Nitu Kumari Nootan is popular for her folk songs like Sohar - performed during childbirth, Sumangali - associated with wedding, Ropnigeet - performed during the season of sowing paddy, Katnigeet - performed during the paddy harvesting season, Purbi, Fagua- Holi festival song,Ghato-Chaita & Chaiti is very popular in the month of Chait (Hindi calendar), Bidesia by Bhikhari Thakur (favourite of all), Birha, Kajari, Pachra, Jhumar, Jatsari, Aalah, Nirgun, Samdaun and traditional war songs called Beer Kunwar.
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Serena Williams and Naomi Osaka at the 2018 U.S. Open (Photo credit: Mohammed Elshamy/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

After Althea Gibson became the first Black woman to win the U.S. National Championships (now the U.S. Open) in 1957, it took 42 years before another Black woman, Serena Williams, followed in her footsteps. Since her initial win in 1999, Williams has won six U.S. Open singles titles; at the most recent tournament, she hoped to make history and gain her seventh title in a finals match against Naomi Osaka. By now, you probably know what happened next. Umpire Carlos Ramos made controversial calls against Williams. He followed that with a code violation, alleging that Williams received coaching during the match from Patrick Mouratoglou. After Williams reacted to a missed shot by breaking her racket, Ramos gave her a point penalty; finally, a verbal exchange with Ramos ended with a game penalty. The tournament also fined Williams $17,000 for the three code violations.

In the midst of the resulting media firestorm, discussions and debates about racism and sexism in tennis have overshadowed a poignant aspect of their match: Naomi Osaka winning her first major Grand Slam title should’ve been a complement to Williams’s own legacy. After Williams won the U.S. Open in 1999, it didn’t take another 42 years for another Black woman to secure the championship; it only took one. Her sister, Venus Williams, defeated Lindsay Davenport in 2000 to become the third Black female U.S Open champion. Sloane Stephens became the fourth in 2017. Although these four tennis players are African American in both ethnic origin and nationality, Osaka’s win over Serena Williams earned her the distinction of being the first Japanese woman to win the women’s singles title in the U.S. Open. (Osaka holds dual citizenship in Japan and in the United States, where she has lived since the age of three.)

A recent ad for Nike’s 30th-anniversary “Just Do It” campaign shows a home video of young Serena Williams training with her father, Richard. “This is you at the U.S. Open,” he says. Nine-year-old Serena exhales like she’s playing on the national stage, then fiercely serves the ball, foreshadowing the strength and speed that made her famous in her teens. At the moment that home video was taken in 1991, the elder Williams planted images in his daughter’s mind that gave her vision beyond what she saw in professional tennis—a sport dominated by white people. They had to dream it together until she and Venus changed the reality.

Naomi Osaka’s father and former coach, Leonard Francois, undoubtedly played a strikingly similar role in preparing Naomi and her sister Mari for professional tennis. But young Osaka didn’t have to flip through the history books for a role model—she could simply turn on her television and see Serena and Venus. It would be easy to assume Osaka’s heritage based on name and nationality alone, but the 20-year-old tennis star’s gorgeous Brown skin reflects her African heritage—and complicates her narrative. Osaka has been outspoken about correcting reporters who focus on her Japanese heritage without acknowledging she’s also the daughter of a Haitian man. It’s no one except Osaka’s business whether she identifies as Black. But in a 2016 USA Today interview, she revealed that when fans see her in Japan, “[…] people are confused. From my name, they don’t expect to see a Black girl.”

It’s no secret that Osaka considers Serena Williams her heroine. After defeating Madison Keys in the U.S. Open Semifinal, she credited her desire to play Williams in the final as her motivation to power through 13 breakpoints. “I just really wanna play Serena…[b]ecause she’s Serena,” Osaka gushed in a post-game interview in which she also professed her “love” for Williams. With heartbreaking vulnerability, she even apologized after the final for defeating the obvious crowd favorite.

Many Black American tennis fans have also received Osaka’s win with cheers. Since Osaka plays as part of the Japanese Tennis Association, her biracial, multi-ethnic heritage has sparked debates about who she represents, and who gets to claim her. With the complex politics of race, nationality, and ethnicity, those questions aren’t easy to answer. Osaka conducts her interviews in American English, peppered with American pop-culture references, and currently lives and trains in Florida. Just as Williams’s influence in tennis extends beyond ethnic and national boundaries, so too might Osaka’s. It is entirely possible that a new generation of young Black American girls watched her play against Serena Williams and developed stars in their own eyes.

Naomi Osaka winning her first major Grand Slam title should’ve been a complement to Serena Williams’s own legacy.

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Minority representation matters, but it can come with the wearying expectation that the person in the spotlight must continually speak about their background, rather than about their skills, their hopes, their disappointments. The New York Times noted in Althea Gibson’s obituary that she once expressed frustration with her presumed role as an ambassador of Black people to a segregated world. She said, “I don’t consider myself to be a representative of my people. I am thinking of me and nobody else.” Being the first Black woman in several tennis categories meant, however, that Gibson would always wear the distinction whether or not she wanted it. But there is a marked difference between knowing you’ve paved a path for future athletes, and seeing the future in your present.

Part of Serena Williams’s legacy is not only inspiring a new generation of little Brown girls to be a professional tennis player like her, but even inspiring them to beat her. Osaka played convincingly in the U.S. Open final from top to bottom. If Williams had not lost a game and a point due to controversial code violations, the veteran may have only experienced the bittersweet moment of defeat from a younger successor who is also an adoring fan. The post-game hugs they exchanged through their tears tell a far more touching, compelling narrative than that of “meltdowns.” Both women can share in the pride that comes from knowing they stand on the shoulders of giants who helped make them tall enough to reach for the stars.

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          Caricatura de Serena Williams causa polémica      Cache   Translate Page      

Una polémica caricatura de Serena Williams que ha sido condenada por la descripción racista de la estrella del tenis fue reproducida en la portada del diario de Melbourne que la publicó en principio.

El Herald Sun imprimió una porción editada de la caricatura - en la que la ganadora de 23 títulos de Grand Slam salta sobre una raqueta destrozada durante su discusión con el juez de silla de la final del Abierto de Estados Unidos - entre otras caricaturas de varios famosos el miércoles bajo el titular "Bienvenidos al Mundo de lo Políticamente Correcto".

El periódico, el de mayor circulación en Australia, defendió la descripción de su caricaturista Mark Knight y sostuvo que la condena, proveniente de todas partes del mundo, busca imponer lo políticamente correcto.

"Si los autoproclamados censores de Mark Knight se salen con la suya con esta caricatura de Serena Williams, nuestra nueva vida políticamente correcta será bastante aburrida", afirmó el rotativo en su portada.

En una declaración difundida por News Corp., la empresa dueña del diario, Knight dijo que creó la caricatura tras observar el "arrebato" de Williams en la final que perdió ante Naomi Osaka el sábado y que se gestó para ilustrar "su mala conducta ese día, no por cuestiones de raza".

Knight habría desactivado su cuenta de Twitter luego que el enlace con la caricatura provocó un alud de comentarios, en su mayoría críticos.

Durante la final ante Osaka, Williams recibió una advertencia del juez de silla por quebrantar la norma la regla que prohíbe a los entrenadores dar dirección a los jugadores. Indignada, Williams se defendió al asegurar que no hizo trampa. Más adelante, azotó su raqueta y le quitaron un punto. Reclamó y le exigió una disculpa al juez Carlos Ramos, quien le quitó un juego.

Los críticos de la caricatura de Knight sostienen que es un claro ejemplo del estereotipo que afrontan las mujeres negras, con Williams como iracunda, muy musculosa y gritona al saltar sobre la raqueta rota. El juez sale hablando con una mujer rubia y más delgada - que sería Osaka, quien es de madre japonesa y padre haitiano - "¿Podrías dejarla ganar?".

"Me ofende profundamente. Esto no es un chiste", dijo Vanessa K. De Luca, la exeditora en jefe de la revista Essence, quien escribió sobre la polémica en el US Open.

El caricaturista "no entendió para nada el motivo del porqué se enojó", dijo De Luca. "Fue una cuestión sobre su integridad y el que no entienda está perpetuando lo que le pasa a una mujer que se siente ignorada cuando trata de defenderse. Es como que nuestras opiniones no cuentan".

En un mensaje en redes sociales, Peter Blunden, director de operaciones de News Corp. en el estado Victoria, dijo: "El caricaturista más talentoso de Australia Mark Knight cuenta con el total respaldo de sus colegas por su descripción de la petulancia de Serena Williams. Se trata de mala conducta, no es una cuestión de razas. La brigada de lo políticamente correcta vuelve a despistarse".

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          #2 Los haitianos que se ganan la vida en un infernal vertedero de basura      Cache   Translate Page      

Pese a vivir del vertedero, ves la foto de su familia y las niñas están perfectamente cuidadas y ajenas al vertedero. En los vertederos de otros lugares he visto a los propios niños rebuscando en la basura y comidos de mierda de arriba a abajo. Es algo que me ha llamado la atención.

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          #1 Los haitianos que se ganan la vida en un infernal vertedero de basura      Cache   Translate Page      

No es Cuba ni Venezuela.
No interesa.

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          Denuncian sigue "macuteo" de guardias a nacionales haitianos      Cache   Translate Page      
Mao-. Choferes de diversas rutas interurbanas y moradores de comunidades de la provincia Valverde denunciaron sobre la malsana práctica del macuteo de miembros del Ejército contra inmigrantes haitianos. 

Conductores de la ruta Mao-Amina-Guatapanal indicaron que los guardias que envían a esa zona le hacen la vida imposible, a pesar que ellos no transportan haitianos que no estén debidamente regularizados. 

Mientras esta situación se da, los militares supuestamente se confabulan con motoristas y traficantes para permitirles llevarlos a Santiago y otras localidades por el cobro de un peaje. 

También se ha denunciado que los miembros del Ejército en ocasiones presuntamente despojan de dinero y propiedades a los inmigrantes haitianos a los que amenazan con repatriar si se hacen oposición.

          Paula Bennett claims leaks from Māori caucus say Meka Whaitiri's job safe      Cache   Translate Page      
Suspended Government minister Meka Whaitiri returned to Parliament today after spending almost two weeks in her electorate.Whaitiri took her seat in the debating chamber for question time this afternoon.Whaitiri was suspended...
          #green - _vijay__prakash_      Cache   Translate Page      
#teagarden #teaculture #detoxtea #green #meme #instagood #tealovers #healthyfood #chaitime #foods #farms #chailove #coonoor #nighttea #chaipoint #gardens #tasteinspiredteas #thenilgiriteagarden #ooty #nilgiris #teaestate #indian #vegan #teastagram #weightlosstea #nature #trending #flower #explorepage #summerday
          Lucette Michaux-Chevry reine de l’Haïti Compas à 90 ans      Cache   Translate Page      

A près de 90 ans, Lucette Michaux-Chevry, monument politique de la #Guadeloupe garde le pied swinguant et ça lui va comme un gant. Pas Kool and the gant mais presque. A 10 ans du siècle, L’avocate affectionne particulièrement le Compas d’Haïti en mode « Grèn zaboka sèvi zoryé, anba latia, aswè a m’pap domi yas ». Et […]

Cet article Lucette Michaux-Chevry reine de l’Haïti Compas à 90 ans est apparu en premier sur Bondamanjak.


          Honduras captura dos grupos de cubanos en puntos fronterizos con Nicaragua      Cache   Translate Page      
Las autoridades de Honduras detuvieron el miércoles en dos acciones separadas a 37 cubanos que intentaban atravesar el país con rumbo a Estados Unidos. En una primera captura, los agentes policiales detuvieron a 19 inmigrantes de El Congo, 17 cubanos, 6 haitianos y tres de Ghana, según un informe de la Fuerza de Seguridad Interinstitucional […]
          Osaka's US Open win re-opens identity discussion in Japan      Cache   Translate Page      
Naomi Osaka's victory in the U.S. Open has added her to a growing list of athletes, Nobel Prize winners, and beauty pageant contestants who have raised the issue of what it means to be Japanese. The daughter of a Japanese mother and a Haitian father, Osaka was born in Japan but raised in the United
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#Queens#Kings#Egypt #BlackQueens#BlackHistory #DivineIntuition #blackspendingpower#BlackPower #AncientKemet #BlackConsciousness #Nigeria#blackunity#blackbusiness #newblackculture #thingstheydontteach#blackMan #redblackgreen #Africa#Ghana#Freedom #blackandproud #Jamaica#Haiti#Brazil#Trinidad#niijiAmerican
          Nonstop! Miami to Haiti: Cap Haitien for $178 round-trip      Cache   Translate Page      
Nonstop! Miami to Haiti: Cap Haitien for $178 round-trip

Amazing deal: Miami to Haiti: Cap Haitien flight round-trip as low as $178.

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          Comment on Letter to the editor: Why I’m supporting Initiative 1631 on carbon pricing by Matthew Richardson      Cache   Translate Page      
If there were an index that could adjust for standard of living, such as PPP, then the average Chinese Citizen certainly does pollute more than the average American. The average Haitian that cuts down all their trees to cook their food produces less CO2 than the average American. The US spends more per capita than most of the world on healthcare (which is a tragedy to some), but we also spend more per capita on K-12 education (which isnt a tragedy to the same). No one is lauding Haiti for not polluting. No one is lauding North Korea on how cheap their socialized medicine is. The fact is, policy-making needs trust, and it's been squandered when fake solutions are advocated for intangible problems. Interesting statistical fact: 0% of the plastic in the ocean is from Edmonds straws.
          Timberland Named Finalist for U.S. Chamber of Commerce Corporate Citizenship Award      Cache   Translate Page      
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Timberland continues to gain recognition for its efforts to reintroduce cotton farming to Haiti through an agroforestry program that will also improve the lives of smallholder farmers and help to reforest the country.  This week, the global outdoor lifestyle brand was named a finalist for the U.S.


          The Serena cartoon debate: calling out racism is not ‘censorship’ | Gary Younge      Cache   Translate Page      

The depiction of the tennis star in an Australian newspaper recycled centuries-old racial stereotypes. Publishing it showed an extraordinary lack of judgment


If there is one thing more damning than the racist cartoon of Serena Williams published in Melbourne’s Herald Sun earlier this week, it’s the paper’s response to accusations of racism. And that’s saying something. Because the cartoon is bad. It’s Hattie McDaniel in Gone With the Wind, Mammy Two Shoes from Tom and Jerry, going out in the cotton fields with Topsy to eat watermelon, Aunt Jemima’s pancakes bad. It’s Donald Trump, Boris Johnson, Pauline Hanson, Jeremy Clarkson after a bottle of scotch and a screening of Katie Hopkins’ documentary on white South African farmers bad.

In the cartoon, Williams’ hair provides a bulbous, bloated, outsized frame for an enormous lolling tongue that’s bigger than her knee; nostril to nostril, her flat, expansive nose is roughly the size of her shoulder. It is not a caricature of Williams, whose lips, nose and tongue are not particularly pronounced and are rarely, if ever, remarked upon. It is a caricature of black people – and more specifically black women – that went straight through the editing process as though the 20th century had never happened. (Never mind the fact that Naomi Osaka, Williams’ Haitian-Japanese opponent, is portrayed as a white woman). When a furore broke out on social media, the cartoonist, Mark Knight, said: “The world has just gone crazy.”

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          Japan embraces Naomi Osaka, a bi-racial 'heroine'      Cache   Translate Page      
Naomi Osaka is hogging the headlines for all the right reasons in her native land after she became the first Japanese player to reach a Grand Slam singles final. She's also helping break new ground in Japan due to her multiracial identity: the daughter of a Haitian father and Japanese mother.

          Comment on CityViews: From Haitian Immigrants to High-School Athletes, Carlucci Backs His District by From Haitian Immigrants to High-School Athletes, Carlucci Backs His District – The Haitian Times – SmartHaiti News      Cache   Translate Page      
[…] He stood with me, the Counsel General to Haiti, Gandy Thomas, and other top Haitian officials outside the United Nations to make sure the country knows what is at stake if Haitian Americans lose TPS. About 58,000 Haitians, many who live in New York and specifically, Spring Valley, will be deported come July 2019 because of the President’s decision to end the program. Sen. Carlucci has held rallies, written President Trump, and ingratiated himself in our community to let people know, he is vehemently against this. Continue reading […]
          Osaka pronta a prendersi tutto! Adidas ricoprirà dopo la giovane campionessa Slam: pronto il super rinnovo      Cache   Translate Page      
Osaka pronta a prendersi tutto! Adidas ricoprirà dopo la giovane campionessa Slam: pronto il super rinnovo

Dopo il successo nella finale degli US Open, Naomi Osaka è stata ‘investita’ da un’incredibile ondata di popolarità: Adidas pronta a legarsi sempre più alla giocatrice nipponica con un super contratto La vittoria nella finale US Open ha regalato a Naomi Osaka una straordinaria ondata di popolarità. La tennista nipponica è riuscita a battere Serena Williams nella sua prima finale Slam, sul cemento americano, in mondovisione. Il che la rende una delle tenniste più appetibili sul mercato, se ci aggiungiamo anche la giovane età e il talento che la proietta come una delle atlete migliori dei prossimi anni. Adidas sarebbe pronta a tenersela stretta, rinnovandole il contratto con una cifra vicina a 10 milioni di dollari l’anno. Stuart Duguid, che gestisce gli affari della tennista giapponese per conto di IMG ha dichiarato: “la stavamo già gestendo all’IMG come una delle nostre stellari clienti femminili, basandoci solo sul suo gioco. Viene dal Giappone ed ha il background multiculturale di Haiti e degli Stati Uniti, quindi ha tutto il pacchetto. È molto onesta ed umile, avrà una carriera di grande successo dentro e fuori dal campo. La sua famiglia è composta da persone molto gentili, leali e laboriose. Sua madre lavorava a [...]

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          Japan embraces Naomi Osaka, a bi-racial 'heroine'      Cache   Translate Page      
Naomi Osaka is hogging the headlines for all the right reasons in her native land after she became the first Japanese player to reach a Grand Slam singles final. She's also helping break new ground in Japan due to her multiracial identity: the daughter of a Haitian father and Japanese mother.
          TLC estreia a série inédita "90 Dias Para Casar: Antes dos 90 Dias"      Cache   Translate Page      
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Na quarta-feira, 19 de setembro, às 20h30, o TLC estreia 90 DIAS PARA CASAR: ANTES DOS 90 DIAS (90 Day Fiance: Before the 90 days), spin-off de 90 Dias Para Casar. A série acompanha seis casais em potencial – em tempos de relacionamentos por redes sociais e aplicativos, eles se apaixonaram antes mesmo do primeiro encontro presencial.

São homens e mulheres de diversas idades que redefiniram o significado de “amor à primeira vista” e se encantaram no universo virtual por pares americanos. Depois de longos meses de flerte e de conversas em chamadas de vídeo que driblaram fusos horários, eles finalmente compartilharão abraços e beijos reais e já pensam em vencer a distância com o visto K1 – com ele, estrangeiros têm 90 dias de permanência nos Estados Unidos para oficializarem seus relacionamentos com cidadãos americanos e ganharem o direito de ficarem no país.

A parte americana desses casais viajará para conhecer seus respectivos amados – que, por sua vez, aguardam ansiosamente o primeiro encontro. Em ambos os lados, a mesma gigantesca expectativa de que a viagem selará o compromisso, de que o pedido do visto K1 é só uma questão de tempo.  Em meio ao turbilhão de incertezas, medos, ansiedades e emoções, eles são levados pela estranha sensação de que encontraram o amor. Diante das câmeras eles vão confirmar essas expectativas ou vê-las desmoronar completamente.

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Entre os participantes está a brasileira Karine Martins. Logo no episódio de estreia, a série conta a história dela, uma jovem de apenas 21 anos que conheceu o americano Paul Staehle, 34, pela internet. Ele está prestes a sair dos Estados Unidos pela primeira vez, rumando à região amazônica para se encontrar com Karine – ela mora com a família em Tonatins, uma cidade no interior do Amazonas, com acesso apenas por um trajeto de dois dias a bordo de um dos barcos.

Antes mesmo da viagem, Paul se prepara para conhecer a floresta e, chegando aqui, descobre que os desafios culturais serão maiores que do ele poderia: o idioma, que deveria ser um grande obstáculo, pode, na verdade, ser o menor deles. Os dois conversam apenas por aplicativos de tradução, mas Paul não imagina que o pai da amada não é nada fácil.

Paramentado –  com roupas especiais para se proteger de mosquitos, uma farmácia e comida na mala –, Paul se prepara para ir à casa de Karine com a intenção de pedi-la em casamento. Paul sabe que, primeiro, terá de conseguir a aprovação do pai da jovem se quiser seguir com o namoro e dar o próximo grande passo rumo ao altar: o pedido do visto K1.

Ainda na estreia, a série apresenta Darcey, uma mulher independente que, aos 42 anos, vive com as filhas Aniko e Aspen. Seis anos após o divórcio, Darcey conheceu o jovem holandês Jesse, de 24 anos, em um aplicativo de relacionamento. Darcey está prestes a passar seis semanas na Holanda.

Outro dos participantes é Sean. Ele tem 47 anos, quatro filhos e viu na jovem haitiana Abby, 20 anos, a chance de reencontrar o amor. Depois de cinco meses de conversas pela internet, Sean embarca para Porto Príncipe para conhecer sua futura noiva – o anel vai junto com ele.

          Japan embraces Naomi Osaka, a bi-racial 'heroine'      Cache   Translate Page      
Naomi Osaka is hogging the headlines for all the right reasons in her native land after she became the first Japanese player to reach a Grand Slam singles final. She's also helping break new ground in Japan due to her multiracial identity: the daughter of a Haitian father and Japanese mother.
          United States of America: Manager, Africa Security Management Unit      Cache   Translate Page      
Organization: Chemonics
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 30 Sep 2018

Chemonics is seeking a manager responsible for day-to-day work and staff supervision leading to the achievement of quality work products. In addition to providing technically proficient security support to Chemonics staff and projects as directed, he or she has specific responsibility for regional security initiatives and projects. The manager refines and improves programs and procedures to maximize the safety and security of Chemonics staff in the assigned region. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world.

Responsibilities

  • Manages regional incidents and emergencies in collaboration with the Global Safety and Security Department (GSSD)

  • Exhibits knowledge of Security Management Unit (SMU) technical security practices, safety and security policy manual, safety and security-related Quality Management System (QMS) work instructions, the field security best practices manual, and Chemonics' online safety and security trainings

  • Monitors, assesses, and analyzes regional security trends through open-source reporting and liaising with security networks including field security employees and continually shares this knowledge with the regional Senior Vice President, Project Management Unit (PMU) directors, project leadership, and GSSD

  • Collaborates closely with the SMU director in ensuring that the project and its personnel maintain the proper safety and security procedures in accordance with USAID and Chemonics’ policies

  • Updates SMU director and GSSD on potential safety and security-related risks or problems within the region

  • Conducts basic and detailed performance assessments and risk assessments of project security and regularly submits updated findings to GSSD for corporate security performance metrics

  • Advises PMUs and/or project teams and leads the recruitment, hiring/onboarding, and monitoring of safety and security project staff, ensuring personnel selected meet appropriate requirements

  • Advises field security team (as applicable) and promptly addresses the field staff’s safety/security inquiries and needs

  • Conducts security reviews of all proposals in priority countries and provides technical security input to all line roles of proposal teams as identified during the review process

  • Ensures travelers are researching the risk environment through the information security provider before travel or conducts security briefings for designated high- or critical-risk countries

  • Maintains and expands technical knowledge in safety and security by attending educational workshops, reviewing professional publications, establishing personal networks, and participating in professional societies and Chemonics practice networks

  • Provides support to security subcontract procurement, management, and administration for new and ongoing projects and new business development needs

  • Leads projects and activities as appropriate to advance safety and security internally and externally

  • Researches and recommends operational security practices (collaborating with GSSD, as appropriate), and assists with the implementation of relevant changes

  • Performs short-term technical assignments for existing projects or new business efforts

  • Performs leadership roles on New Business or regional/corporate initiatives

  • Serves as an acting director as necessary

  • Experience living or working in West Africa or Haiti is preferred

  • Performs other duties and responsibilities as required

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience in a relevant field required

  • Minimum 3 years of administrative and/or technically relevant work experience in the field of security to include physical security, risk assessments, and/or security contract management required

  • Knowledge of and previous working experience with USAID preferred

  • Demonstrated ability to manage and supervise department staff, multiple project teams, and other initiatives

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly and concisely both orally and in writing, and lead presentations, training courses, and effective meetings

  • Experience in implementing security platforms for civilian operations in conflict zones, to include successful crisis manage­ment preferred

  • Ability to operate at advanced levels of authority and manage significant activities, budgets and resources to produce and take responsibility for results

  • Willingness to work overseas for up to 4-8 weeks per year and to consider long-term overseas assignments

  • Experience living or working in developing countries preferred

  • Ability to solve complex technical, managerial or operational problems and evaluate options based on relevant information, resources, well-rounded experience, and knowledge

  • Strong knowledge of MS Office applications

  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team

  • Demonstrated independent thinking, judgment, and respect for others

  • Must be proficient in French


How to apply:

Application instructions: Apply through our Career Center at https://chk.tbe.taleo.net/chk05/ats/careers/jobSearch.jsp?org=CHEMONICS&cws=1 by September 30, 2018. No telephone inquiries, please. Finalists will be contacted.

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


          Haiti: Consultance internationale en assistance technique pour l’élaboration du Plan Stratégique de Nutrition 2019-2023. Port-au-Prince, Haiti      Cache   Translate Page      
Organization: UN Children's Fund
Country: Haiti
Closing date: 28 Sep 2018

L'UNICEF travaille dans de nombreuses zones tres difficiles pour atteindre les enfants les plus defavorises du monde, pour sauver leurs vies, pour defendre leurs droits et les aider a atteindre leur potentiel.

A travers 190 pays et territoires, nous travaillons pour chaque enfant, partout, chaque jour, pour construire un monde meilleur.

Et nous n'abandonnons pas.

Pour chaque Enfant, un monde meilleur !

La malnutrition demeure un probleme de sante publique et de developpement en Haiti comme indique par les resultats preliminaires de la derniere Enquete de Mortalite, de Morbidite et d'utilisation des Services (EMMUS-VI) conduite en 2016-2017. L'anemie ferriprive represente le probleme le plus preoccupant avec une prevalence nationale de 66% chez les enfants de moins de 5 ans et de 48% chez les femmes en Ãge de procreer. Ces niveaux n'ont quasiment pas change depuis le debut des annees 2000. La prevalence du retard de croissance stagne a 22% depuis 2012, soit un enfant sur cinq presentant un deficit de taille par rapport a l'age. La prevalence de la malnutrition aigue, estimee a 3.7%, fluctue grandement en fonction de la saisonnalite et des aleas climatiques pouvant atteindre des niveaux superieurs a 10% lors des crises humanitaires. Ces statistiques temoignent de progres insuffisants pour l'atteinte des objectifs de developpement durables et notamment les cibles mondiales de l'OMS sur la diminution de l'anemie ferriprive (de 50%) et du retard de croissance (de 40%) d'ici 2025. La malnutrition ne se limite pas seulement a la sous-nutrition mais inclus aussi la surnutrition et ses corollaires le surpoids et l'obesite, qui ont des consequences graves sur la longevite el la qualite de la vie. La prevalence du surpoids/obesite de 25% chez les femmes en age de procreer est deux fois plus elevee que le deficit energetique chronique de 13%. Le pays est entre dans une transition epidemiologique ou les maladies infectieuses et la sous-nutrition vont etre progressivement remplacees par les maladies chroniques non transmissibles (diabetes, hypertension arterielle, maladies cardio-vasculaires) et la surnutrition.

Le pays dispose d'une Politique Nationale de Nutrition (2012) et vient de finaliser le document de politique nationale de Souverainete et de Securite alimentaire et de Nutrition (PNSSANH-Juin 2018). Ces deux documents donnent les priorites et les grandes orientations du pays pour lutter contre toutes les formes de malnutrition. D'autre part, le pays s'est dote, en 2014, d'un plan quinquennal strategique national de nutrition qui prendra terme e la fin de l'annee 2018.

C'est dans ce contexte que le Ministere de la Sante Publique et de la Population (MSPP) se propose, avec l'appui technique et financier de l'Unicef, d'actualiser le plan strategique de nutrition afin d'identifier les strategies les mieux adaptees et les plus efficientes pour les 5 prochaines annees a la lumiere de la situation actuelle, des preuves et des bonnes pratiques en matiere de nutrition.

Comment faire une difference ?

Cette consultance a pour but de fournir un appui technique au Ministere de la Sante Publique et de la Population, plus particulierement a sa Direction Nationale de Nutrition (UCPNaNu), dans la formulation et la redaction du plan strategique national de nutrition 2019-2023, afin d'orienter le pays dans ses efforts de lutte contre la malnutrition et de contribuer à l'atteinte des objectifs de developpement durable notamment l'ODD 2.

Les principaux objectifs de cette consultance sont:

  • Faire in etat des lieux du programme national de nutrition et actualiser l'analyse de la situation nutritionnelle, y compris les goulots d'etranglement et leurs causes;
  • Determiner les strategies et les interventions a prioriser avec cout-efficacite prouve pour la mise a l'echelle par le MSPP et ses partenaires;
  • Elaborer un plan strategique detaille et chiffre avec un cadre de reultats, ou les mecanismes de suivi et evaluation, y compris les redevabilites, seront clairement definis.
  • Qualifications necessaires

  • Etre titulaire d'une maitrise en nutrition, sante publique, sciences sociales ou toute autre discipline pertinente;
  • Connaissance et comprehension du contexte mondial de la nutrition notamment le mouvement SUN (Scaling Up Nutrition), les 1000 premiers jours de la vie, les series du Lancet sur la malnutrition maternelle et infantile ;
  • Excellente capacite d'analyse, de synthese et de redaction;
  • Aptitude a travailler en etroite collaboration avec des instances gouvernementalesavec tact et diplomatie ;
  • Capacite de travail en equipe mais aussi de facon autonome avec un minimum de supervision;
  • Parfaite maitrise du francais (parle, oral et ecrit);
  • Maitrise du logiciel Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Power point).
  • Experience professionnelle requise

  • Au minimum 5 ans d'experience professionnelle dans la conception de documents politiques et strategiques de nutrition dont au moins 3 ans au niveau international
  • Experience dans les pays en voie de developpement ayant un profil similaire a celui d'Haiti
  • Ci-joint, les details des termes de reference :TDRs- Assistance technique PSN 2019-2023.pdf

    Duree : 20 jours ouvrables s'etalant sur une periode de 3 mois

    Conditions de travail

  • Un espace de travail sera donne au consultant dans les bureaux de l'UNICEF, neanmoins, il est appele a travailler etroitement avec l'equipe du MSPP.
  • Le consultant devra utiliser son propre materiel de travail (laptop, telephone etc..);
  • La consultance comprend une mission en Haiti (17 jours) et un travail de redaction a distance pendant lequel le consultant devra communiquer de facon reguliere avec son superviseur direct;
  • Le consultant sera tenu de signer un certificat de bonne sante, Le consultant se conformera aux regles de securite des Nations Unies
  • Se referer à l'annexe I, relative aux termes et conditions qui regissent les contrats individuels.

    Annex I - Terms and conditions applicable to individial contracts - 2018.pdf

    Termes du contrat et couts estimatifs

    Le/la consultant (e) est tenu de soumettre dans le cadre de son application:

  • Une proposition financiere tout-inclus (Honoraires et frais connexes; y compris le transport, les frais de vie etc) sur la base des TDRs
  • Un CV et formulaire P11 (en annexe) a joursblank P11 form.doc
  • Une copie scannee du diplome de maitrise
  • Les coordonnees des 3 derniers superviseurs pour la verification des references.
  • Une attestation d'assurance medicale valide, incluant une clause formelle d'evacuation medicale au moins durant la presence en Haiti
  • Une copie de la premiere page du passeport
  • Les honoraires du/de la consultant (e) seront payes en fonction de la soumission des livrables comme suit:

  • 25% a la livraison du format du document strategique incluant l'analyse de la situation et les grandes orientations
  • 50% a la livraison du draft du document strategique
  • 25% Ãa la livraison du document strategique final valide et sous reserve d'une evaluation de performance satisfaisante.
  • Pour Chaque enfant, demontrer

    les valeurs fondamentales de l'UNICEF; à savoir l'engagement, la diversité, l'intégrité, les compétences de base en communication, le travail en equipe et la recherche de résultats.

    Les compétences techniques requises pour ce poste sont ....

    Consultez notre référentiel de compétences à

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

    L’UNICEF prone le respect de la diversité et l’intégration au sein de son personnel et encourage tous les candidats, quels que soit leur sexe, leur nationalité, leur origine religieuse et ethnique, y compris les personnes handicapées, à appliquer.

    Remarque:

    Seuls les candidats présélectionnés seront contactés et passeront à la prochaine étape du processus de sélection.Cette consultance n'est pas ouverte aux candidats de nationalite Haitienne.


    How to apply:

    UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization. To apply, click on the following link http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/?job=516267


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