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          Torvmyra- residential buildings in Norway      Cache   Translate Page      
Ravelin studio made 2 exterior renderings for our regular Client from Norway in the shortest time possible to meet a very strict deadline. We had to bring to life a certain architectural concept with an accute feel of the Client's artistic vision and expectations within this beautiful project. http://ravelin.studio/portfolio/torvmyra.html https://www.instagram.com/p/BmfgDmpAAt7/?taken-by=kondratev3d
          9/13/2018: History: QUICK ONE      Cache   Translate Page      
Across 5 Flesh-eating mammals (10) 7 Tennis shot (3) 8 With speed (5) 10 Norway’s capital (4) 12 Gifts to charity (9) 14 Restore to friendship (9) 20 Supplicate (4) 21 Stocking (5) 22 Brazilian port (3) 23 Settlement by mutual concessions...
          Lysebotn, Norway: Current weather: Moderate or heavy rain shower      Cache   Translate Page      
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          Comment on Powered by the World’s Largest Consumer DNA Network, Ancestry Unveils More Detailed and Precise Ethnicity Estimates Than Ever Before by Janice      Cache   Translate Page      
I do think my ethnicity percentages are more accurate. But now that you've managed to separate Norway and Sweden, I wonder if you could separate Ireland, England and Scotland. I am feeling a bit miffed that my list of DNA matches for "New England Ancestors" (who were primarily English) includes my Scottish DNA matches ..... The problem for me is that it doesn't help me sort my matches. The Scots are paternal ancestors. The English and Irish are maternal. Hope this makes sense.
          Summer Internship 2019 - IT - Hydro Aluminum - Norway, PE      Cache   Translate Page      
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          South Sudan's President, Rebel Leader Sign Peace Deal      Cache   Translate Page      
South Sudan's President Salva Kiir signed a peace agreement with rebel factions in the Ethiopian capital on Wednesday to end a civil war that has killed at least 50,000 people, displaced two million and held up the country's progress since it gained independence seven years ago. South Sudan plunged into warfare two years after independence from Sudan in 2011 when a political dispute between Kiir and then vice-president Riek Machar erupted into armed confrontation. A previous peace deal signed in 2015 fell apart a year later after clashes broke out between government forces and rebels. Machar, leader of the main rebel group the SPLM-IO, and other insurgent factions signed the new agreement with the Juba government after assurances that a power-sharing accord would be honored. The deal, mediated by Sudan, reinstates Machar to his former role as vice-president. The stability of South Sudan is also important for Sudan and other neighbouring countries, who fear a new flare up of the conflict could flood them with refugees. The civil war started in 2013, fuelled by personal and ethnic rivalries. The conflict has killed at least 50,000 people, many of them civilians, according to the United Nations. An estimated quarter of South Sudan's population of 12 million has been displaced and its economy, which heavily relies on crude oil production, ruined. The secession of South Sudan also hit Khartoum's economy hard, taking with it most of the region's oil reserves. Khartoum and Juba agreed in June to repair oil infrastructure facilities destroyed by the war within three months to boost production and said a joint force would be established to protect oilfields from attacks by rebels. The United States, Britain and Norway, known as the Troika which back peace efforts, welcomed the signing of the deal. “We hope discussions will remain open to those who are not yet convinced of the sustainability of this agreement,” they said in a statement. “We must seize this broader regional momentum to secure peace for the people of South Sudan.” Mahboub Maalim, executive secretary of the East African bloc IGAD, said the rivals had been at odds over security arrangements and governance but that the final version of the deal had addressed disagreements. “This is probably the best-negotiated proposal signed so far,” he told Reuters after it was signed at a meeting of IGAD leaders. Asked what a failure to implement the deal would entail, Maalim said: “We expect the South Sudanese sides to embrace the wind of change in the region.” The region has seen a series of stunning rapprochements over the past months, including a reconciliation between Ethiopia and Eritrea. IGAD had been expected to readmit Eritrea as a member on Wednesday, 11 years after Asmara walked out on the body in protest at Ethiopian forces entering Somalia. But that move was postponed for procedural reasons and was likely to take place in the bloc’s next gathering, officials said.
          European NATO Jets Showcase Unified Russian Deterrence      Cache   Translate Page      
British, French and German fighter jets simulated flight interceptions over Western Europe on Wednesday as part of NATO drills to deter Russian planes from entering allied airspace and to showcase European efforts to integrate their air defenses.  Fighter pilots carrying air-to-air missiles from 10 NATO nations took turns to simulate the interception of a Belgian air force transport plane en route to Spain, performing visual inspections of the aircraft’s status by hovering off the wings at speeds of 900 km/hour (560 mph). Some 60 NATO jets, mainly from European allies, are on alert to defend alliance airspace, as NATO deals with a dramatic increase in Russian air activity on its borders since Moscow's annexation of Crimea in 2014, with a record 870 interceptions in the Baltics alone in 2016   This month, Moscow is holding its largest war games since the fall of the Soviet Union, with some 1,000 aircraft.  “NATO is relevant. This is not theoretical,” said Spanish Air Force Lieutenant General Ruben Garcia Servert on board the Belgian military transport plane, as Italian Eurofighters flew close to the cockpit to simulate interceptions. They later included British Typhoons and French Mirages.  “We have not always been successful in showing the taxpayer that we have the means and the capabilities to protect the population,” he told Reuters during a rare mid-air public display of flight interceptions.  European allies hope such displays highlight how their air forces are defending Europe in the face of sharp criticism from U.S. President Donald Trump, who at a summit in July railed against Europeans for not spending enough on defense and ports.  Able to divert, force to land or potentially even shoot down combat aircraft, NATO says its so-called air policing is not directed at Russia. But showdowns between rival warplanes in the Baltic and Black Sea are intensifying. Two U.S. jets escorted two Russian bombers over the Arctic Ocean on Sept. 7 in the latest incident, while Russia has scrambled fighter jets to intercept nuclear-capable U.S. bombers in interceptions that have echoes of the Cold War. Analysts warn that any collisions in the air over the Mediterranean, Baltic or Black Sea could risk the start of a wider conflict with Russia. ‘Single sky’ defenses  Both sides accuse the other of dangerous pilot behaviour, but NATO says Russian warplanes regularly fly without respecting international safety norms, such as responding to air traffic control and requests to identify themselves. Russia says all its flights are conducted in accordance with international law. “We have seen aircraft coming to our borders without flight plans, without any kind of controls ... safety regulations, entering into our area,” Garcia Severt said. “We have seen frequent activities in the Black Sea, but not only, sometimes we have seen aircraft flying around Europe,” he said, referring to Russian bombers off Portugal’s coast. NATO will hold its biggest exercise since 2002 in October and November in Norway, called Trident Juncture, and involving non-NATO Finland and Sweden, with more than 40,000 troops. While tensions with Russia have already prompted NATO to deploy multinational land battalions in Poland and the Baltics, NATO is also pushing to integrate its air forces, despite political resistance over issues of sovereignty. Under an agreement being negotiated, individual NATO countries’ air forces would defend each other's airspaces, regardless of the country they are in, under a “single sky” concept that could see Portuguese planes defending Spanish airspace, for example. Today, each nation defends its own airspace, unless, as in the case of the Baltics, it does not have fighter planes.
          Mission Impossible's spectacular Norway cliff stunt upsets the locals      Cache   Translate Page      
Deep within the halls of Norway's mountain kings, the earth has shifted slightly, widening the crack that splits the great block-shaped granite ledge of Pulpit Rock from the mountain behind.
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          Researchers Discover Ancient "Hashtag"      Cache   Translate Page      
Scientists working in South Africa say they've found the earliest known drawing. It was dug up in a cave where early humans apparently lived for thousands of years and left behind numerous artifacts. The drawing isn't what you'd call elaborate; it's a row of crosshatched lines along the smooth face of a rock that may have been a tool for making ocher. In fact, the red lines were made with red ocher. The pattern (with a little imagination) resembles a hashtag. What's remarkable is that it was apparently made about 73,000 years ago. That's tens of thousands of years older than similar drawings made in European caves. The researchers , led by Christopher Henshilwood of the University of Bergen in Norway, have previously found a sort of toolkit for making ocher at the site, known as Blombos Cave, that dates back 100,000 years. That evidence shows that early Homo sapiens were clearly making ocher a long time ago, though for what purpose is unclear. And they've found a piece of ocher from
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Dunbarrow - Dunbarrow II (2018)

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          Suggestions on first time Norway trip      Cache   Translate Page      
Hi, I'm planning on taking my teenage son to both of our first trips to Norway. Our base is SLC and it appears there are nice Skymile redemptions available to Bergen. Our target is June / July 2019. My son's only request is not to go see any...
          Top 7 fjords of Norway      Cache   Translate Page      

Western Norway is famed for its spectacular and easily accessible fjords and mountains, which form a dramatic landscape and pave the way for myriad adventures, a plethora of picturesque towns and villages, and some excellent food. With snow-covered peaks, wild waterfalls, lush vegetation, shimmering glaciers, precipitous viewpoints and charming mountain communities, Norway’s fjords are a […]

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          Cancer in Europe: more cases but fewer deaths      Cache   Translate Page      

Cancer in Europe: more cases but fewer deathsThe number of cancer cases has continued to rise across Europe, however mortality rates from the disease have fallen, according to the World Health Organization's "European Health Report", published Wednesday. Some 2.4 percent of people living in the 53 countries constituting the WHO's "Europe region" had cancer in 2014, a 50 percent increase since 2000, although the figure conceals significant disparities in cancer type and region. In the Nordic countries of Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark and Iceland, the prevalence of cancer is twice as high at five percent, while it is only 1.8 percent in the 10 post-Soviet states that comprise the CIS (Commonwealth of Independent States), which includes Belarus, Georgia and Russia.



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MrEG1991 posted a photo:

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Porssche 991 GT2 RS leaving the Porsche Festival at Rudskogen in Norway

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          Viviane Robinson: global leader in education      Cache   Translate Page      
Distinguished Emeritus Professor Viviane Robinson has had an incredibly influential career working to change the way educators around the world view school leadership and improving outcomes for school students across the globe. She has consulted on leadership development and research to government agencies and organisations in Norway, Sweden, Denmark, England, Singapore, Chile, Canada and Australia, as well as in her native New Zealand. She talks to Kathryn about her 42 year career at the University of Auckland, working with New Zealand's principals to improve student outcomes and on convincing policy makers that changing things isn't always the answer.
          Researchers Discover Ancient "Hashtag"      Cache   Translate Page      
Scientists working in South Africa say they've found the earliest known drawing. It was dug up in a cave where early humans apparently lived for thousands of years and left behind numerous artifacts. The drawing isn't what you'd call elaborate; it's a row of crosshatched lines along the smooth face of a rock that may have been a tool for making ocher. In fact, the red lines were made with red ocher. The pattern (with a little imagination) resembles a hashtag. What's remarkable is that it was apparently made about 73,000 years ago. That's tens of thousands of years older than similar drawings made in European caves. The researchers , led by Christopher Henshilwood of the University of Bergen in Norway, have previously found a sort of toolkit for making ocher at the site, known as Blombos Cave, that dates back 100,000 years. That evidence shows that early Homo sapiens were clearly making ocher a long time ago, though for what purpose is unclear. And they've found a piece of ocher from
          John Kerry Accused Of Violating Logan Act After He Admits To Secret Iran Talks      Cache   Translate Page      

Though he previously denied it when allegations first surfaced last Spring, former Secretary of State John Kerry has now disclosed he's personally had semi-frequent face to face contact with top Iranian officials to discuss US-Iran relations since Trump entered office.

Kerry confirmed and explained in detail his recent meetings with Iranian Former Minister Javad Zarif in an interview with radio host Hugh Hewitt to promote his new memoir, Every Day Is Extra.

During the interview Kerry disclosed that he met with Zarif "three or four times" and discussed political issues and challenges between the United States and Iran in what could constitute a significant and clear violation of the Logan Act

Back when Kerry was actually authorized to do this sort of thing as Secretary of State under Obama in 2015. Via the Iran Project

Though it's almost never been enforced, the 1799 Logan Act states that unauthorized diplomacy with foreign powers by private American citizens is a crime. Notably, two Trump-connected individuals that prominent Liberals and editorials demanded be prosecuted under the Logan Act include former national security advisor Michael Flynn and Trump senior adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner. 

When asked point blank during the radio show about his rumored meetings with top Iran officials, Kerry admitted, "I think I've seen him three or four times," but attempted to claim he was not trying to "coach" Iran on how to navigate President Trump's pullout of the Iran nuclear deal.

Kerry is of course now a private citizen out of government but holds significant clout and influence with the Iran FM as the two hammered out the details of the JCPOA brokered under President Obama in the first place. 

However, by Kerry's own explanation it looks precisely like he was doing this: "What I have done is tried to elicit from him what Iran might be willing to do in order to change the dynamic in the Middle East for the better," Kerry said. He also shared his belief that American policy in the Middle East would be much better off if the White House had stayed in the agreement, and that the global community would be more stable and secure. 

It sure sounds like unauthorized diplomacy behind Trump's back by a high ranking member of the former administration to us...

Soon after the interview, some Iran hawks in Congress took to Twitter to decry the hypocrisy of the whole thing. 

Here's a key part of the transcript via the Hugh Hewitt Show:

Hugh Hewitt: Okay, it’s been reported you’ve met with him a couple of times at least since leaving office as well. So you still…

John Kerry: Yes, I have. That’s accurate.

HH: And is it a half dozen times, a dozen times?

JK: No. No, no, no. I met with him at a conference in Norway. I think I saw him in a conference in Munich at the World Economic Forum. So I’ve probably seen him three or four times.

HH: Are you trying to coach him through the Trump administration’s rejection of the JCPOA?

JK: No, that’s not my job, and my coaching him would not, you know, that’s not how it works. What I have done is tried to elicit from him what Iran might be willing to do in order to change the dynamic in the Middle East for the better. You know, how does one resolve Yemen? What do you do to try to get peace in Syria? I mean, those are the things that really are preoccupying, because those are the impediments to people, to Iran’s ability to convince people that it’s ready to embrace something different. I mean, and I’ve been very blunt to Foreign Minister Zarif, and told him look, you guys need to recognize that the world does not appreciate what’s happening with missiles, what’s happening with Hezbollah, what’s happening with Yemen. You’re supporting you know, an ongoing struggle there They say they’re prepared to negotiate and to resolve these issues. But the administration’s taken a very different tack. I don’t know as I talk to you today if there’s been any dialogue or sit down. I don’t think there has, which would open up any kind of diplomatic channel. And it appears right now as if the administration is hell bent for leather determined to pursue a regime change strategy to bring the economy down and try to isolate further. And I would simply caution that the United States historically has not had a great record in regime change strategies, number one. And number two, that makes it very difficult, if not impossible, for any Iranian leader to sit down and negotiate anything, because they’re not going to do it in a capitulatory, you know, situation. It’s just not going to happen.

It certainly appears that Kerry by his own admission is indeed trying to "coach" the Iranian FM on how to deal with the current White House. And the discussions clearly included chiding the Trump administration over its Iran policy while in Kerry's own words the "open[ing] of diplomatic channels" was on his mind. 

Meanwhile some Republican lawmakers have already, hours after the interview, unleashed charges that Kerry is engaged in rogue diplomacy and is undermining the active, elected administration.  

It was only a matter of time before he put his foot in his mouth, and promoting his new book means we're likely about to hear a lot more self implicating details spilled. 


          eBay WOW-Angebote 1-20: z.B. XIAOMI Pocophone F1 für 333€      Cache   Translate Page      
Bei eBay gibt es heute als eBay WOW des Tages die folgenden Artikel (beachtet bitte dass die Preise zum Teil erst um 08: 00 Uhr angepasst werden): adidas Originals Tubular Invader Strap Schuhe Sneaker Freizeitschuhe beige für 39,99€ Geographical Norway Tangata Herren Softshell Funktions ...
          Scientists Date Ochre Pattern on South African Rock Fragment      Cache   Translate Page      
BERGEN, NORWAY—An international team of researchers led by Christopher Henshilwood of the University of Bergen have concluded that the red marks on a small stone fragment recovered from South Africa’s Blombos Cave were made by a human with a piece of ochre some 73,000 years ago, according to a report in The Guardian. Because the six thin lines crossed by three additional lines end abruptly at the edge of the stone, the scientists think they were part of a larger design on a grindstone cobble that helped process ochre rocks into powder used to make paint. Microscopic examination and experimental reproduction of the design revealed that some of narrow the lines had been made with single strokes of an ochre crayon, which must have been hard and pointed, while others were made with a rubbing motion. “When we reproduced the lines, you have to have a very firm hand and have to apply the ochre quite determinedly to make them look like that,” Henshilwood explained. Similar designs have been found in places across the world, including Australia, France, and Spain, he added, but archaeologists do not know what they might have meant to the people who made them. For more on early examples of artistic expression, go to “The First Artists.”
          Lauvland 04 Feldspar Quarry, Lauvland, Evje og Hornnes, Aust-Agder, Norway (no replies)      Cache   Translate Page      
...measurements of the mice....

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          In the Woods… Stream New Song “Empty Streets”      Cache   Translate Page      

Hot off the heels of their mind blowing 2016 opus Pure, Norway’s In the Woods… return with their latest genre-destroying masterpiece, Cease The Day – being released on November 23, 2018 through Debemur Morti Productions. The album is available now for pre-order in special edition vinyl, black vinyl, limited blue vinyl and CD. A tribute t-shirt is also available here. The digital download is up [...]

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          Researchers Discover Ancient "Hashtag"      Cache   Translate Page      
Scientists working in South Africa say they've found the earliest known drawing. It was dug up in a cave where early humans apparently lived for thousands of years and left behind numerous artifacts. The drawing isn't what you'd call elaborate; it's a row of crosshatched lines along the smooth face of a rock that may have been a tool for making ocher. In fact, the red lines were made with red ocher. The pattern (with a little imagination) resembles a hashtag. What's remarkable is that it was apparently made about 73,000 years ago. That's tens of thousands of years older than similar drawings made in European caves. The researchers , led by Christopher Henshilwood of the University of Bergen in Norway, have previously found a sort of toolkit for making ocher at the site, known as Blombos Cave, that dates back 100,000 years. That evidence shows that early Homo sapiens were clearly making ocher a long time ago, though for what purpose is unclear. And they've found a piece of ocher from
          9/13/2018: PUZZLES: QUICK ONE      Cache   Translate Page      
Across 5 Flesh-eating mammals (10) 7 Tennis shot (3) 8 With speed (5) 10 Norway’s capital (4) 12 Gifts to charity (9) 14 Restore to friendship (9) 20 Supplicate (4) 21 Stocking (5) 22 Brazilian port (3) 23 Settlement by mutual concessions...
           Belongings of missing WikiLeaks associate found by fisherman in Norway       Cache   Translate Page      

Norwegian police have found the belongings of Julian Assange’s associate, cyber security expert Arjen Kamphuis, who mysteriously went missing in late August. The 47-year-old co-author of a handbook for investigative journalists on how to keep themselves and their work safe from government spying, has been missing since August 20. At that time, Kamphuis checked out of a hotel in the town of Bodo in northern Norway and hasn’t been seen since.


          Hematite and black Onyx stainless steel bracelet by LisMGallery      Cache   Translate Page      

219.00 NOK

A solid bracelet with beautiful round 8 mm Hematite beads, and a lovely black Onyx (10 mm) in center. All the metal parts are quality stainless steel.

Bracelet length: 20 cm / 7.8"
Inner circumference: 18 cm / 7.1"
Extender: 3 cm / 1.1"




Orders are handled within 1-3 business days. Your item will be sent free of charge as standard priority mail without any tracking or insurance.

Estimated shipping time:
* Norway: 1-3 business days
* Europe: 2-6 business days
* North America: 8-15 business days
* Rest of the world: 8-15 business days

Possible delays due to customs check or any strikes in postal / aircraft traffic are not taken into account.


If you would like to have a tracking number and insurance you can do so by choosing shipping upgrades.
Please note that it is, unfortunately, a pretty expensive option. I have yet to experience that my jewelry didn't arrive with the recipient using standard priority mail, so unless your piece of jewelry is really expensive or you have experience with lost mail at your end, I do not recommend the shipping upgrade.



For further information or if you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me.


          "Let's Roll!"      Cache   Translate Page      
Vanderleun linked to a blog I am not familiar with called Raconteur Report, which has a post remembering 9-11.
We have the spectacle of entire nations self-destructing under the onslaught of "refugees", suspiciously all military-aged males, minus women and children, streaming from every not-at-war Turd World Shitholia and Trashcanistan, raping entire populations in plain sight, for decades, with the full approval of the authorities, and pillaging the cultural heritage of the entire civilized world. And Stockholm Syndrome times Battered Wives' Syndrome is alive and well; but not just in Stockholm, but in Berlinistan, Londonistan, Paristan, Romistan, Rotherham, Chemnitz, and every other future no-go zone in the caliphate that's spreading like cancer from Spitzbergen to Sicily.
To Syracuse.
To San Diego.
Let me know when realization dawns for you.

...The half-assed, half-witted, half-stepping pseudo-response to 9/11 has ensured that every day is 9/11.

Ask a thousand English girls enslaved for sex in their own country, and passed around like so much white meat. For a decade, while Britistani officialdom watched.
(Dear British pussies: you should be hunting down like Adolph Eichmann, and beheading, on YouTube and LiveLeak, with dull rusty saws, every public official who did that, and putting their freshly-severed heads on London Bridge, but you're all women now, the best part of your DNA ran down the legs of French ladies of your grandfathers' era in the countryside outside Verdun, and you deserve the butt-raping you'll be getting in your own towns until you fix that. If ever. If you're too squeamish, maybe you can hire it out to the Gurkhas, but it still needs getting done. Sorry about the shoe fitting and all.)

Ask numbers beyond account stabbed, shot, or run over in France.
Ask the women of Germany and Sweden and Norway, gang-raped in 100% of cases by the very same swarthy "Asian" hordes of rapefugees they foolishly welcomed into their homelands.

When someone tells you they're coming for you, take them at their word.
If it's going to come down to that, it's always better to be the one twisting the bayonet, rather than the one impaled on the end.

Sooner or later, you're going to figure that out.
Hopefully, the light will dawn while you still have the means to make a choice in the matter.
Read more here.
          The correlation is low between wind power in Norway and Denmark.      Cache   Translate Page      
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          5.10. Katri Himanen: Seed quality attributes in seedling production of Norway spruce (Picea abies (L.) Karst.)      Cache   Translate Page      

The artificial regeneration of Norway spruce (Picea abies (L.) Karst.) in the Nordic countries relies on planting containerized seedlings originating from seeds collected from either seed orchards or forest stands. The aim of this thesis is to investigate the effect of seed quality attributes on seedling production and to study whether it is possible to enhance germinability and seedling health through seed soaking treatments. The variation in seed quality among individual trees and clones and the components of seed weight variance are also studied.

Commercial seed lots were screened for microbes and the effect of soaking treatment on microbial abundance was analyzed. The three seed lots contained some pathogenic fungi, but most fungi found were saprophytic. The seed lots differed in their likelihood to suffer from damping-off when germinated in water agar medium but not in peat. With current production methods seed-borne fungi do not have a great impact for seedling health, but altering for example the growing media may increase their importance.

Seedling quality declined with increasing emergence time in an experiment on 1-year-old seedlings in the nursery, thus emphasizing the importance of fast germination. Seed soak-sorting hastened the emergence and increased seedling size more in 1.5-year-old containerized seedlings compared to the 1-year-old seedling crop in addition of decreasing the proportion of cull seedlings.

The proportion of full seeds varied between individual trees and clones in cones collected from a forest stand and from a seed orchard. The average seed weights differed between trees or clones, but intracone variation was the greatest source of seed weight variance. This indicates that weight-based seed sorting may have a smaller impact on the genetic diversity of seed lots than previously thought.

Seed and seedling producers as well as society have different preferences for seed quality attributes and different tools for quality management.


          John Kerry Accused Of Violating Logan Act After He Admits To Secret Iran Talks      Cache   Translate Page      

Though he previously denied it when allegations first surfaced last Spring, former Secretary of State John Kerry has now disclosed he's personally had semi-frequent face to face contact with top Iranian officials to discuss US-Iran relations since Trump entered office.

Kerry confirmed and explained in detail his recent meetings with Iranian Former Minister Javad Zarif in an interview with radio host Hugh Hewitt to promote his new memoir, Every Day Is Extra.

During the interview Kerry disclosed that he met with Zarif "three or four times" and discussed political issues and challenges between the United States and Iran in what could constitute a significant and clear violation of the Logan Act

Back when Kerry was actually authorized to do this sort of thing as Secretary of State under Obama in 2015. Via the Iran Project

Though it's almost never been enforced, the 1799 Logan Act states that unauthorized diplomacy with foreign powers by private American citizens is a crime. Notably, two Trump-connected individuals that prominent Liberals and editorials demanded be prosecuted under the Logan Act include former national security advisor Michael Flynn and Trump senior adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner. 

When asked point blank during the radio show about his rumored meetings with top Iran officials, Kerry admitted, "I think I've seen him three or four times," but attempted to claim he was not trying to "coach" Iran on how to navigate President Trump's pullout of the Iran nuclear deal.

Kerry is of course now a private citizen out of government but holds significant clout and influence with the Iran FM as the two hammered out the details of the JCPOA brokered under President Obama in the first place. 

However, by Kerry's own explanation it looks precisely like he was doing this: "What I have done is tried to elicit from him what Iran might be willing to do in order to change the dynamic in the Middle East for the better," Kerry said. He also shared his belief that American policy in the Middle East would be much better off if the White House had stayed in the agreement, and that the global community would be more stable and secure. 

It sure sounds like unauthorized diplomacy behind Trump's back by a high ranking member of the former administration to us...

Soon after the interview, some Iran hawks in Congress took to Twitter to decry the hypocrisy of the whole thing. 

Here's a key part of the transcript via the Hugh Hewitt Show:

Hugh Hewitt: Okay, it’s been reported you’ve met with him a couple of times at least since leaving office as well. So you still…

John Kerry: Yes, I have. That’s accurate.

HH: And is it a half dozen times, a dozen times?

JK: No. No, no, no. I met with him at a conference in Norway. I think I saw him in a conference in Munich at the World Economic Forum. So I’ve probably seen him three or four times.

HH: Are you trying to coach him through the Trump administration’s rejection of the JCPOA?

JK: No, that’s not my job, and my coaching him would not, you know, that’s not how it works. What I have done is tried to elicit from him what Iran might be willing to do in order to change the dynamic in the Middle East for the better. You know, how does one resolve Yemen? What do you do to try to get peace in Syria? I mean, those are the things that really are preoccupying, because those are the impediments to people, to Iran’s ability to convince people that it’s ready to embrace something different. I mean, and I’ve been very blunt to Foreign Minister Zarif, and told him look, you guys need to recognize that the world does not appreciate what’s happening with missiles, what’s happening with Hezbollah, what’s happening with Yemen. You’re supporting you know, an ongoing struggle there They say they’re prepared to negotiate and to resolve these issues. But the administration’s taken a very different tack. I don’t know as I talk to you today if there’s been any dialogue or sit down. I don’t think there has, which would open up any kind of diplomatic channel. And it appears right now as if the administration is hell bent for leather determined to pursue a regime change strategy to bring the economy down and try to isolate further. And I would simply caution that the United States historically has not had a great record in regime change strategies, number one. And number two, that makes it very difficult, if not impossible, for any Iranian leader to sit down and negotiate anything, because they’re not going to do it in a capitulatory, you know, situation. It’s just not going to happen.

It certainly appears that Kerry by his own admission is indeed trying to "coach" the Iranian FM on how to deal with the current White House. And the discussions clearly included chiding the Trump administration over its Iran policy while in Kerry's own words the "open[ing] of diplomatic channels" was on his mind. 

Meanwhile some Republican lawmakers have already, hours after the interview, unleashed charges that Kerry is engaged in rogue diplomacy and is undermining the active, elected administration.  

It was only a matter of time before he put his foot in his mouth, and promoting his new book means we're likely about to hear a lot more self implicating details spilled. 


          Behind the Scenes of NRK’s Latest Slow TV Experiment      Cache   Translate Page      
Quite a lot can go wrong when producing live TV from remote locations in the mountains of Norway. Sindre Skrede explains the anxiety and hurdles of producing slow TV on foot and in areas with no cellphone reception.
          Portraits of Ingrid Bergman.      Cache   Translate Page      
Utgav i samband med utställningarna i Tampereen Nykytaiteen Museo, Tampere, Finland; Norraena Husid, Reykjavik, Island; Trondhjems Kunstforening, Trondheim, Norway and at Galerie Börjeson AB, Malmö, Sweden.
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Maersk Drilling-owned jack-up rig Maersk Inspirer has arrived at Aker Solutions' fabrication yard in Egersund ahead of its contract on Repsol's Yme field offshore Norway.

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The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted Faroe Petroleum a drilling permit for a well in the North Sea offshore Norway. 

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          : Rain in the north - Showers in the south, 12 Set - 05:43      Cache   Translate Page      

High temperatures maintained in the south and east, albeit with showers. Cooler to the north with some rain Wednesday Showers in eastern Spain, some heavy. Drier for the rest of Spain and Portugal with good spells of sunshine. The showers extend through the Balearics as well as Corsica and Sardinia. Italy should be fair with sunny spells and feeling warm. Showers affecting Greece and Portugal, again some of these will be heavy. France has a mix of sunshine and scattered showers. Cloud and some showery rain extends over northern Germany and the Low Countries. Poland, southern Germany, Austria and Hungary should all be dry with sunny spells. Thundery showers forming in Switzerland. Denmark will be rather cloudy with some showery rain. Breezy with rain and showers in the Baltic States. Finland will be windy with further showers. Drier in Sweden and windy. Norway will be unsettled and windy with rain, some heavy. Very warm or hot across Central and Southern Europe, temperatures typically in the high 20s to low 30s and locally exceeding 35C in parts of the south. Becoming progressively cooler further north, especially in the rain over Norway.

Thursday Isolated showers for the north and far south of Spain and the Balearics but staying dry with spells of sunshine across much of Portugal and Spain. Some sunshine but also showers, locally, heavy in Corsica Sardinia and Italy but dry into the Adriatic. Sunshine for Greece with early showers dying out but showers develop over Turkey, especially in central and northern parts with a risk of thunder. Early rain over the Low Countries and Northern France clears to give some sunshine but heavy showers are likely towards the east and south. Thundery showers for Austria and Switzerland, possibly extending into the south of Poland and Germany but dry with sunny spells further north. Further east and south, including towards the Black Sea coast it will be largely dry and sunny. Rainy over western and southern Norway but dry for much of the time over Scandinavia and the Baltic States, with only isolated showers. Lower temperatures sink a little further south into some central parts but the south remains very warm.


          Researchers Discover Ancient "Hashtag"      Cache   Translate Page      
Scientists working in South Africa say they've found the earliest known drawing. It was dug up in a cave where early humans apparently lived for thousands of years and left behind numerous artifacts. The drawing isn't what you'd call elaborate; it's a row of crosshatched lines along the smooth face of a rock that may have been a tool for making ocher. In fact, the red lines were made with red ocher. The pattern (with a little imagination) resembles a hashtag. What's remarkable is that it was apparently made about 73,000 years ago. That's tens of thousands of years older than similar drawings made in European caves. The researchers , led by Christopher Henshilwood of the University of Bergen in Norway, have previously found a sort of toolkit for making ocher at the site, known as Blombos Cave, that dates back 100,000 years. That evidence shows that early Homo sapiens were clearly making ocher a long time ago, though for what purpose is unclear. And they've found a piece of ocher from
          Boreal Engages Drill Contractor for Burfjord Copper-Gold Project in Norway      Cache   Translate Page      
VANCOUVER, Sept. 12, 2018 /CNW/ - Boreal Metals Corporation ("Boreal" or the "Company") (TSXV:BMX) is pleased to announce that the Company has engaged Arctic Drilling AB ("Arctic Drilling") to conduct exploratory diamond drilling at Burfjord in Norway. Boreal is mobilizing to commence a 1,000 meter reconnaissance drill program in late September and will test a variety of shallow drill targets across the property position. The drill targets include multiple zones highlighted by Induced Polarization geophysical surveys completed by Boreal in late 2017 (see Boreal News Release dated January 4, 2018). Widespread copper-gold mineralization is seen in surface exposures in each target area and Boreal is excited to be the first to drill test these targets.
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          Norway-Jaren: Alarm systems      Cache   Translate Page      
Gran kommune 961 381 541 Rådhusvegen 39 Jaren 2770 Jostein Andersen +47 61338400 jostein.andersen@gran.kommune.no www.gran.kommune.no https://kgv.doffin.no/ctm/Company/CompanyInformation/Index/2250 Framework agreement, the hire of digital safety alarms with associated sensors, alarm call reception centre and response centre services. 17/02224 Gran and Lunner shall digitalise their safety alarm systems. The contract includes digital safety alarms with associated sensors, alarm call reception centre and response centre services. 4279140.00 11037187.00 Gran og Lunner municipalities Hire of digital safety alarms with associated sensors, alarm call reception centre and response centre services. Quality 70 % 30 % Option for an extension for 12 months. Placement and commencement after the contract is signed. 2018/S 059-131449 1 2018-07-04 4 4 0 0 DOROcare AS 986616500 Postboks 218 Oslo 0510 6000000.00 4636296.00 Gran kommune Rådhusvegen 39 Jaren 2770 +47 61338400 postmottak@gran.kommune.no www.gran.kommune.no 2018-09-01
          Smoyg: Pattern Darning from Norway – Book Review      Cache   Translate Page      
I love it when Yvette Stanton publishes another embroidery embroidery book in her ever-growing library of fine needlework instructional and …
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          Norway-Stavanger: Playground equipment      Cache   Translate Page      
Stavanger Kommune 964965226 Postboks 8001 Stavanger 4068 Lin Helliesen +47 51507567 lin.helliesen@stavanger.kommune.no https://permalink.mercell.com/91092753.aspx https://www.stavanger.kommune.no/ Playground Equipment 18/25543 The Contracting Authority wishes to use this competition to enter into parallel framework agreements for the provision of playground equipment for playgrounds, nursery schools, schools and other places in the community where it is needed. 8000000.00 The agreement does not include the installation of the equipment. 2018-10-22 2018-09-11
          Norway-Nøtterøy: Playground equipment      Cache   Translate Page      
Færder kommune 817263992 Tinghaugveien 18 Nøtterøy 3140 Steffen Wahlund steffen.wahlund@faerder.kommune.no https://permalink.mercell.com/89702651.aspx https://www.notteroy.kommune.no/ferder2018/ https://permalink.mercell.com/89702651.aspx https://permalink.mercell.com/89702651.aspx Framework agreement for play area apparatuses and equipment Tønsberg (Tønsberg and Re municipalities will merge from 1.1.2020) and Færder municipalities would like to enter into a framework agreement for the delivery of fixed play apparatuses and equipment. The contract will be valid for a period of 2 years. The contracting authority will have a unilateral right to extend the contract for 1+1 year, so that the maximum contract period can be up to 4 years. Automatic extension unless one of the parties gives written notice on the contract. The framework agreement is for the delivery of fixed outside play area apparatuses - equipment. The equipment must comply with the standard for play area equipment (NS-EN 1176). Tønsberg municipality and Færder municipality procure play area equipment for approx. 500 000 NOK including VAT per annum. Most of the deliveries of play area equipment in recent years have consisted of the following products: No. Product 1) Swings with 2 seats, including seats. Steel top section; 2) Swings with 6 seats; 3) Bird box swing; 4) Steel see-saw, 2 seats; 5) Fall underlay, rubber, slabs; 6) Fall underlay, rubber, cast on site; 7) Pendulum swing animal; 8) Climbing frame; 9) Play centre; 10) Playhouse/play hut; 11) Pirate boat; 12) Football goals. This does not involve a minimum procurement obligation. The contract is subject to ability to deliver and quality. If a tenderer has unsatisfactory quality or is unable to deliver one or more products that the municipality would like to procure, the municipality is free to make purchases outside the agreement. Or notice can be given on the contract. 2018-11-09 2020-11-08 The contracting authority has an option to extend the contract for 1+1 year, so that the maximum contract period can be up to 4 years. The contracting authority has an option to extend the contract for 1+1 year, so that the maximum contract period can be up to 4 years. 2018-10-11 12:00 4 2018-10-11 12:00 Færder kommune Nøtterøy 2018-09-07
          Researchers Discover Ancient "Hashtag"      Cache   Translate Page      
Scientists working in South Africa say they've found the earliest known drawing. It was dug up in a cave where early humans apparently lived for thousands of years and left behind numerous artifacts. The drawing isn't what you'd call elaborate; it's a row of crosshatched lines along the smooth face of a rock that may have been a tool for making ocher. In fact, the red lines were made with red ocher. The pattern (with a little imagination) resembles a hashtag. What's remarkable is that it was apparently made about 73,000 years ago. That's tens of thousands of years older than similar drawings made in European caves. The researchers , led by Christopher Henshilwood of the University of Bergen in Norway, have previously found a sort of toolkit for making ocher at the site, known as Blombos Cave, that dates back 100,000 years. That evidence shows that early Homo sapiens were clearly making ocher a long time ago, though for what purpose is unclear. And they've found a piece of ocher from
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Federal Reserve Today in Washington. 13- Sep United States Sale of 30- year bond 13- Sep Italy Medium-long term auction 13- Sep Japan Auction of 5- year government bonds 13- Sep Sweden Auction of inflation-linked government bonds 14- Sep Japan 3- month discount bill auction 17- Sep Norway Auction of Treasury bills 17- Sep Belgium OLO Auction 17- Sep...
          TUI Group to axe Malmö, Helsinki and Oslo bases      Cache   Translate Page      
Leisure travel group TUI is closing aircraft bases at Helsinki (Finland), Malmö (Sweden) and Oslo (Norway), and instead turning to external capacity from LCC Norwegian and Danish charter carrier Jet Time.

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          10 best facts and trivia about The Empire Strikes Back      Cache   Translate Page      
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Ten awesome facts about the greatest movie sequel ever


While A New Hope was a great movie, many people consider The Empire Strikes Back to be the greatest of all of the Star War movies. 

It's certainly one of the greatest sequels to a great movie - it's considered to be up there with The Godfather Part II in that sense.

Here's some facts and trivia that when added up helped to make Empire a great movie...
  • Han Solo’s “I know” line in response to Leia’s declaration of love was a 'prepared' adlib by Harrison Ford. It’s become an iconic Star Wars quote and was also used in Jedi. When we say prepared, we mean he didn't simply make it up during filming. It was an off script idea put to him by Irvin Kershner which was tried and as it worked so well, used. 
  • Bobba Fett was first seen in The Empire Strikes Back right? Nope, technically his first appearance was in an animated segment of The Star Wars Holiday Special. It is the only good part of that movie
  • Frank Oz who is the voice for the most famous little green guy in cinema history, Yoda was also the voice of the Muppet’s Miss Piggy. It was because of his talents that he developed with Jim Henson that saw him get the call-up. He also famously did the puppetry. 
  • A very early draft of the script saw Han Solo going in search of his Father-In-Law, Ovan Marekal, who has political ties with Lord Vader. Luke Skywalker flies to the 'Bog' Planet where he meets a frog-like Jedi named Minch, who teaches him the ways of the force. That's right, Yoda was frog-like and was going to be called Minch. Can you image it, "But Master Minch, you cannot die!"
  • In the same vein instead of the Empire finding the Rebel's hideout on Hoth, there was to be a Wampa Attack. Indeed, a cutscene that was reference in Empire's trailer featured C3PO removing a sign from a door which he hoped Imperial troops would enter and come face to face with captured Wampa. The Hoth scenes were actually shot in Norway.
  • Empire was the first movie to have a number by its title in the opening credits - V. The original Star War was not called A New Hope or Episode 4, this came later
  • That dude in the Rebel Base to which Han Solo retorts, "Then I'll see you in Hell!"? just before he heads out to find a certain missing Jedi? That's Cliff Clavin from the TV sitcom Cheers and the Pixar movies AKA John Ratzenberger.
  • The classic "The first transport is away!" line was delivered by Mark Hamill.
  • In order to avoid sharing creative rights, George Lucas decided to avoid using a major film studio to finance this film. Instead, he bankrolled the $33 million production himself. And then laughed all the way to the bank to deposit all the money he made. 
  • Three characters lose bits of limbs - the Wampa that attacks Luke, C3PO when shot by the Storm Troopers on Cloud City, and of course Luke's hand to Vader's saber.
If you liked that, we'v got more - check out from what animals the infamous blue milk came from or what was the original title of Return of Jedi. Here's 101 facts about Star Wars!

           Comment on Nazi murder plot in Sweden by petrel41       Cache   Translate Page      
NO-ONE can dress up a far-right general election vote of 17.6 per cent as good news, but nor should the disappointment felt by Sweden’s Democrat fascists in suits be ignored. The misnamed Democrats had hoped the result would be still better, claiming that they could score as much as 30 per cent and replace the free-market conservative Moderate Party as the second party. Even mainstream opinion polls suggested the party, with its roots in Keep Sweden Swedish nazi extremism, could hit 24 per cent. The Moderates lost ground, as did the country’s largest party, the Social Democrats, but, alongside the Democrats’ surge from 12.9 per cent to 17.6, the Left party, which polled below 6 per cent in the 2006, 2010 and 2014 general elections, rose to 8 per cent. Its 28 seats, alongside the Greens’ depleted 15 and 101 for the Social Democrats, ought to ensure a continuation of Social Democrat Prime Minister Stefan Lofven’s government, whether as head of the erstwhile Red-Green Alliance or in some other guise. Both the Social Democrats and the Moderates borrowed elements from the Democrats’ anti-refugee programme in a forlorn attempt to spike the fascists’ rise. Yet the standing of Lofven’s party was assisted by principled anti-fascist activity backed by the Left, especially in the major cities. Where the right had previously controlled two of the main three cities, Stockholm and Gothenburg, all three, including Malmo, are now dominated by the Social Democrats, with the Left outscoring the Democrats in the capital. It is theoretically possible that the Moderates could, through a dirty deal with the Democrats, replace Lofven, but this is less likely than it would have been had the far-right carried the day with the kind of figures expected beforehand. Introducing far-right parties into government has already happened in northern Europe, specifically in Finland and Norway, mirroring stronger support for right-wing extremism in Italy, Hungary, Slovakia, Germany and elsewhere. This is partially explained by pundits as a reaction to governments accepting growing numbers of refugees from Syria, Afghanistan and various African countries heading to Europe through Libya. Yet the numbers of refugees arriving in Sweden and Germany or even Greece and Italy are as nothing compared to those fleeing imperialist wars and their consequences in Afghanistan, Syria and Iraq to Turkey, Lebanon or Jordan. Mainstream parties across Europe legitimise far-right parties’ programmes by giving credence, by imitation, to their ludicrous claims that taking in relatively small numbers of refugees undermines a country’s cultural identity or threatens to spark a crime wave. As ever, they proclaim personal opposition to racism and xenophobia but ascribe their bigotry to demands from “the public” — the working class. While some working people do indeed succumb to such negative phenomena, the reality in Sweden, as in all European states where a far-right surge has been witnessed, is that anti-racist opposition is co-ordinated by the left and the organised labour movement. So-called “moderate” centre-left/centre-right parties routinely replacing each other in government with no discernible qualitative change in policies bear huge responsibility for alienation expressed by working people faced by a neoliberal austerity agenda, whatever party is in office. Exploiting such alienation is easy for those seeking to divide people on the basis of skin colour, nationality or religion to assist their power-seeking ambitions. Sweden’s overall election result provides a negative example, but the opposite is true of the Left’s role in campaigning not only against xenophobia but for a socialist alternative to austerity. https://www.morningstaronline.co.uk/article/far-right-breakthrough-prevented-in-sweden
          How much Netflix costs in different countries around the world, and which ones get the best deal      Cache   Translate Page      

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  • Technology-research company Comparitech found that Japan is the most cost-effective country to use Netflix in.
  • Japan has 6,000 movies and TV shows, the most of any of the 24 countries featured in the study.
  • The cheapest country to use Netflix in is Turkey, where the service costs $3.27 a month.
  • The most expensive country to use Netflix in is Denmark, and the least cost-effective country is Norway.

 

If you want to get the most bang for your buck for Netflix, you might want to live in Japan.

According to a new study from technology-research company Comparitech, Japan is the most cost-effective country to use Netflix in.

Comparitech found this by looking at how many movies and TV shows are available on Netflix in 24 countries, based on figures from the unofficial Netflix Online Global Search (uNoGS), and dividing that number by the cost per month of Netflix in each country.

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Japan has nearly 6,000 shows and movies — the most of any of the other countries — and costs $5.86 in US dollars, which makes each title $0.0010. Following Japan was Canada, Brazil, the US, and India to make up the top five most cost-effective countries.

The US has the second-largest library of movies and TV shows.

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The least cost-effective country to use Netflix was Norway, where 3,300 titles are available and the monthly cost is $10.95.

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But though Japan was most cost-effective, it doesn't have the cheapest absolute cost of Netflix per month.

That distinction goes to Turkey, where users pay 15.99 TL, or $3.27, a month. That's nearly 60% cheaper than in the US or UKFollowing Turkey are Argentina, Brazil, Japan, and Mexico as the top five cheapest places to use Netflix.

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On an absolute basis, Netflix is the most expensive in Denmark, at $12.37.

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You can read the full study here.

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Год выпуска: 2018
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          Area settlement, amassing military power should be avoided to prevent armed conflicts while building trust: JMC-U Chairman      Cache   Translate Page      


During the 18th meeting of the Union-level Joint Monitoring Committee (JMC-U) held at the National Reconciliation and Peace Centre (NRPC) in Yangon yesterday, JMC-U Chairman Lt-Gen Yar Pyae called for all sides to avoid area settlement and amassing military power so that armed conflicts can be circumvented while everyone is working to build trust among each other.


The chairman said that these acts can breed suspicion and gave warnings to avoid any measures that can trigger conflicts.

The 18th meeting of the JMC-U will discuss the implementation process of the results from the previous 17th JMC-U meeting, review the excursion to Norway to study its peace process, assess the fund proposal for FY 2018-2019, discuss ceasefire implementations conducted during the time period between the 17th and 18th JMC-U meetings, the operations of the Local Civilians Monitoring (LCM) Groups, and matters relating to enforcing ceasefire agreements.

The first day of the 18th JMC-U meeting was initiated with opening speeches by the JMC-U Chairman, Lt-Gen Yar Pyae, Vice-Chairman (1) Saw Issac Po, and Vice-Chairman (2) Sai Myo Thant.

In his opening speech, the JMC-U Chairman reiterated that the purpose of the JMC is to monitor, evaluate and verify, and to solve conflicts.

He said the main objective among them is solving conflicts, which can be accomplished through acquiring mutual agreements, conducting regular meetings, and emergency meetings if necessary, and to implement agreed rules and regulations when resolving conflicts.

He urged avoiding armed conflicts as they bring negative consequences for the concerned organization and local residents involved. He said the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement (NCA) contains facts that military forces have agreed to follow to reduce armed conflicts. He said the representatives of the Ethnic Armed Organizations (EAOs) are all aware of the mutually agreed upon facts and principles to reduce armed conflicts and it is up to everyone to ensure they are being followed.

The Chairman said that current ongoing conflicts are the result of area settlement and amassing of military power. He said Chapter 3-Section 5(B) of the NCA clearly indicates that all parties have to avoid provocative acts and both direct and indirect libeling towards other parties. He called for all sides to take on the view of working for the good of the nation, and said mutually positive gestures will follow accordingly.

Next, JMC-U Vice-Chairman (1) Saw Issac Po delivered his opening speech, saying that the JMC-U is almost reaching its third year of inception and that he believes it is due to the shared mindset of everyone that the JMC members have been steadfast. The success of the JMC depends on everyone in attendance, he said.

This was followed by an opening speech from civilian group representative member and JMC-U Vice-Chairman (2) U Sai Myo Thant, who said that the JMC will have its share of disputes as it is a tripartite by nature.

Attending the first day of the 18th JMC-U meeting were ten government representatives, eleven EAO representatives, and six civilian representatives.

The 18th JMC-U meeting will be held from 12 to 14 September. .

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          обзор для Европы: Some showers - Very warm in the south, сент 13 - 07:43      Cache   Translate Page      

High temperatures maintained in the south and east, albeit with showers. Cooler to the north with rain or showers Thursday Isolated showers for the north and far south of Spain and the Balearics but staying dry with spells of sunshine across much of Portugal and Spain. Some sunshine but also showers, locally, heavy in Corsica Sardinia and Italy but dry into the Adriatic. Sunshine for Greece with early showers dying out but showers develop over Turkey, especially in central and northern parts with a risk of thunder. Early rain over the Low Countries and Northern France clears to give some sunshine but heavy showers are likely towards the east and south. Thundery showers for Austria and Switzerland, possibly extending into the south of Poland and Germany but dry with sunny spells further north. Further east and south, including towards the Black Sea coast it will be largely dry and sunny. Rainy over western and southern Norway but dry for much of the time over Scandinavia and the Baltic States, with only isolated showers. Temperatures across Central and Southern Europe typically in the high 20s to low 30s and locally around 35C in the south. Cooling off further north, high teens to low 20s and cooler still for Norther Scandinavia.

Friday Still dry for much of Portugal, Spain and the Balearics with only isolated shower but more significant showers moving into Southern Spain, possibly thundery later. Showers around Corsica and Sardinia at first with showers breaking out for a time across Italy and the Adriatic. Isolated showers for Greece but more showery across Turkey , especially in the north with a risk of thunder. Much of France dry with spells of sunshine but showers in the east and south. Mostly dry with sunshine and only isolated showers in the Low Countries, Northern Germany and Northern Poland but rain or showers, with isolated thunderstorms for Switzerland, Austria and the south of Germany and Poland. Mixed across Scandinavia and the Baltic States, sunshine and showers but with rain into the west and south of Norway and Sweden later. Little change temperature-wise, with the warmth in the south persisting.


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          Targovax Strengthens Management Team With the Appointment of Torbjørn Furuseth as CFO; Erik Digman Wiklund to become CBO      Cache   Translate Page      

OSLO, Norway, Sept. 13, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Targovax ASA ("Targovax" or "the Company"; OSE: TRVX), a clinical stage biotechnology company developing immune activators to target hard to treat solid tumors, announces the appointment of Dr. Torbjørn Furuseth as CFO, effective 24 September...


          Europe: Some showers - Very warm in the south, 13 sep - 06:43      Cache   Translate Page      

High temperatures maintained in the south and east, albeit with showers. Cooler to the north with rain or showers Thursday Isolated showers for the north and far south of Spain and the Balearics but staying dry with spells of sunshine across much of Portugal and Spain. Some sunshine but also showers, locally, heavy in Corsica Sardinia and Italy but dry into the Adriatic. Sunshine for Greece with early showers dying out but showers develop over Turkey, especially in central and northern parts with a risk of thunder. Early rain over the Low Countries and Northern France clears to give some sunshine but heavy showers are likely towards the east and south. Thundery showers for Austria and Switzerland, possibly extending into the south of Poland and Germany but dry with sunny spells further north. Further east and south, including towards the Black Sea coast it will be largely dry and sunny. Rainy over western and southern Norway but dry for much of the time over Scandinavia and the Baltic States, with only isolated showers. Temperatures across Central and Southern Europe typically in the high 20s to low 30s and locally around 35C in the south. Cooling off further north, high teens to low 20s and cooler still for Norther Scandinavia.

Friday Still dry for much of Portugal, Spain and the Balearics with only isolated shower but more significant showers moving into Southern Spain, possibly thundery later. Showers around Corsica and Sardinia at first with showers breaking out for a time across Italy and the Adriatic. Isolated showers for Greece but more showery across Turkey , especially in the north with a risk of thunder. Much of France dry with spells of sunshine but showers in the east and south. Mostly dry with sunshine and only isolated showers in the Low Countries, Northern Germany and Northern Poland but rain or showers, with isolated thunderstorms for Switzerland, Austria and the south of Germany and Poland. Mixed across Scandinavia and the Baltic States, sunshine and showers but with rain into the west and south of Norway and Sweden later. Little change temperature-wise, with the warmth in the south persisting.


          Archer Limited : Archer presents at Pareto Securities’ 25th Oil and Offshore Conference      Cache   Translate Page      
Hamilton, Bermuda (September 13, 2018)  Archer CFO Dag Skindlo will present at the Pareto Securities’ Oil & Offshore Conference on 13 September 2018 in Oslo, Norway.  A copy of the presentation is attached and is also available for download from the Archer website under Investor Relations. About Archer  Archer is a global oil services company [Read More…]
          Norway-Sandnes: Electrical installation work      Cache   Translate Page      
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          (USA-WA-Seattle) Sales Associate (part-time)      Cache   Translate Page      
Sales Associate (part-time) + + Job Tracking ID: 512084-648884 + Job Location: Seattle, WA + Job Level: Entry Level (less than 2 years) + Level of Education: Any + + Job Type: Part-Time/Regular + Date Updated: September 12, 2018 + Years of Experience: Less Than 1 Year + Starting Date: ASAP Invite a friend Back to job search Job Description: ABOUT US: From our home in Norway, Helly Hansen has been making professional grade gear to help people stay and feel alive for almost 140 years. It all started in 1877 when sea captain Helly Juell Hansen found a better way to stay protected from the harsh Norwegian elements. Helly Hansen gear is worn and trusted by professionals on oceans, mountains and worksites. As the #1 apparel brand for Ski Professionals, you’ll find HH at more than 200 ski resort and guiding operations around the world, and worn by more than 55,000 ski professionals. Our sailing gear is worn by world-class sailors across all five oceans, and we’re proud to partner with and participate in some of the sport’s most iconic regattas and sailing associations. As a leading Scandinavian workwear brand, you’ll see us at work-sites where performance, protection and safety matter most. We continue to support Captain Hansen’s legacy through a long list of first-to-market innovations developed through insights from those working and recreating in the world’s harshest environments. RETAIL STORE SALES ASSOCIATE: Helly Hansen is seeking part-time Sales Associates for its Seattle, WA retail store. We are looking for applicants who like to work hard AND play hard! This is a really fun, challenging, and dynamic environment where you will get an opportunity to demonstrate your experience alongside an outstanding and supportive team. Providing nothing short of the best customer experience is our primary goal. We offer competitive pay and employee discounts on our product. This is a great job opportunity in a really fun environment! Specific responsibilities will include: + greeting customers + delivering on store sales targets + assisting customers with purchases to Helly Hansen standards + answering questions about performance and technical aspects of our products + maintains iconic in-store atmosphere with nightly cleaning and store beautification + consistently exemplify a 'Customer First' mindset Experience and Skills: An ideal candidate: + will provide the highest level of customer service to a diverse clientele and ensure that the customer experience is outstanding + has at experience in a sales or customer service environment where one-on-one interaction with the customer is the norm + has previous experience with point of sales systems; Retail Pro experience preferred + is intrinsically motivated, a self-starter, and driven to succeed + works great as part of a team; track record of positive interactions with co-workers + is able to make work a top priority + has a flexible and dependable schedule and is available to work weekdays, weekends, holidays, and occasionally powder days + thrives in a fast-paced sales environment while continuing to provide a high-level customer experience to multiple clients + can communicate effectively + enjoys selling product and lifestyle as well as interacting with many new people every day + has the capacity to learn and retain technical product knowledge + is technically proficient with office equipment including, fax, phone and cash register + has demonstrated operating knowledge of computers at a basic level, including Microsoft Word, Excel, email and Internet browsers + is able to lift boxes of at least 30 pounds + is able to stand on hard surface up to 8 hours a day For more information on Helly Hansen and our product offerings, visit our website at www.hellyhansen.com. Helly Hansen is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
          [Seti@Home] Hitparade van week 37      Cache   Translate Page      
Replies: 4 Last poster: KuuKe at 13-09-2018 06:11 Topic is Open Astronomen hebben in de dataset van de K2-missie van de Kepler Space Telescope van de NASA twee exoplaneten ontdekt die rond een ster in de open sterrenhoop Praesepe draaien. Het gaat om twee zogenaamde mini-Neptunessen. De nieuw ontdekte exoplaneten dragen de aanduiding EPIC 211964830b en c, beide planeten zijn zogenaamde mini-Neptunessen – gasplaneten die kleiner zijn dan de planeten Uranus en Neptunus in ons eigen zonnestelsel. De binnenste planeet heeft een straal van ongeveer 2,3 * de Aarde en de buitenste planeet heeft een straal van 2,8 * de Aarde. De draaien met een periode van 5,8 respectievelijk 19,7 dagen in een hele nauwe baan om hun ster heen. De ster met de aanduiding EPIC 211964830 is een rode dwerg die een straal en een massa van ongeveer 47% van de Zon heeft. De ster bevindt zich aan de rand van de centrale kern van de open sterrenhoop M44 (ook bekend als NGC 2632 en Praesepe de Kribbe). Dit is een compacte open sterrenhoop bestaande uit ongeveer 1000 sterren. De sterrenhoop is ongeveer 550 lichtjaar van ons verwijderd en is zichtbaar in het sterrenbeeld Kreeft – Cancer. Seti (BOINC) hitparade van woensdag 12 september 2018flushers : 44/1677 (3 %)Users daily#+/-dailynameoverall#1()83.813,87ERBrouwer5.438.297,61(33)2(1)25.876,18[DPC] LooneyTunes82.432.608,55(3)3(1)25.507,93Rather212.896.668,23(50)4()10.197,46gideon9.456.473,64(24)5()9.220,44dpc_kluizenaar15.008.180,21(11)6()6.841,88BetelgeuseFive13.998.097,00(14)7()6.406,48Wolfje66610.815.030,49(20)8(1)5.223,51[DPC]TeamGrazzie27.445.542,14(5)9(6)4.644,25[DPC] hansR230.958.299,78(1)10(2)3.537,92Krovican1.454.706,33(77)11()2.962,41Eddye388.513,49(214)12(6)2.546,15Yobby1.753.586,76(63)13(4)2.153,43HaJong661.282,00(147)14(6)2.086,65John van Oosten3.428.742,54(45)15(4)1.987,20haartsen.nl791.378,71(131)16()1.840,66Dr.Drax11.520.427,40(19)17(31)1.698,85MPG14.690.614,87(13)18(2)1.352,56blow-monkey587.404,96(158)19(2)1.336,92Joost Nooijens852.320,78(127)20(7)1.315,25Ewout296.580,99(258)21(5)1.179,40PinkSand2.370.222,58(56)22(8)1.084,29[DPC]RoyalFlush5.853.749,04(31)23(5)965,89Budha742.473,70(139)24(14)893,23Sir Markus97.643,52(449)25()878,21BladE_99873.700,69(122)26(3)791,36Panzer_V6.574.542,97(29)27(3)774,47Apollo13530.274,18(174)28(2)641,90Inity (Hugo Westerlow)226.917,21(302)29(3)594,57Thorondor745.327,27(138)30()593,75[DPC]nl1klb9.351.971,97(25)More...Users overall#+/-overallnamedaily#1()230.958.299,78[DPC] hansR4.644,25(9)2()115.380.256,12Sp@ceNv@der0,00()3()82.432.608,55[DPC] LooneyTunes25.876,18(2)4()33.369.054,87[DPC]Division_Brabant0,00()5()27.445.542,14[DPC]TeamGrazzie5.223,51(8)6()22.583.463,64[DPC]Div.Delft0,00()7()20.268.156,81F@stmem0,00()8()19.607.039,89searchy0,00()9()16.159.298,19Orion Dark One0,00()10()15.117.777,25Falcon100,00()11()15.008.180,21dpc_kluizenaar9.220,44(5)12()14.902.204,46Ensign Wildfire0,00()13()14.690.614,87MPG1.698,85(17)14()13.998.097,00BetelgeuseFive6.841,88(6)15()13.502.072,38[DPC] Switch0,00()16()12.413.990,68[DPC] Erwin Torsy0,00()17()11.930.490,50cossy0,00()18()11.572.436,67Dr.Drax1.840,66(16)19()11.567.746,85[DPC] BofH0,00()20()10.815.030,49Wolfje6666.406,48(7)21()10.339.164,96lord o25o0,00()22()10.336.625,01apa0,00()23()10.315.943,86MaGNeT0,00()24()9.456.473,64gideon10.197,46(4)25()9.351.971,97[DPC]nl1klb593,75(30)26()8.510.788,97Erik Leensen0,00()27()7.365.959,28schnautzi0,00()28()7.207.218,79Berkie127,44(39)29()6.574.542,97Panzer_V791,36(26)30()5.951.815,73Herby0,00()More...Teams daily#+/-dailynameoverall#1()9.552.635,75GPU Users Group12.923.117.170,65(1)54(11)201.861,71Hungary794.475.167,49(46)55(1)201.535,46Amateur Radio Operators933.736.628,20(38)56(1)201.505,40Overclockers.com1.981.513.419,35(17)57(4)200.307,14STARFLEET - Star Trek Fan Association237.311.043,75(144)58()197.329,66The Scottish Boinc Team450.221.683,30(78)59(8)196.636,52Dutch Power Cows1.043.251.484,01(32)60(2)193.701,56Quebec780.202.368,83(47)61(4)185.677,98U.S. Marine Corps551.751.827,01(63)62(4)183.309,49ZEL / FZ-Juelich292.314.008,04(122)63(3)180.541,11Michigan Tech322.892.945,96(110)64(4)171.889,60BOINC UK416.983.932,45(83)More...Teams overall#+/-overallnamedaily#1()12.923.117.170,65GPU Users Group9.552.635,75(1)27()1.192.920.620,81Ars Technica229.642,48(46)28()1.187.284.158,99UK BOINC Team322.915,56(36)29()1.143.201.532,22BOINC.Italy347.934,94(35)30()1.070.731.650,95Texas A&M University482.741,06(20)31()1.048.216.455,66Team NIPPON419.316,04(29)32()1.043.251.484,01Dutch Power Cows196.636,52(59)33()1.007.596.977,18U.S.Air Force381.468,21(33)34()1.007.197.919,29Team Norway466.487,68(22)35()1.003.982.920,96Carl Sagan426.393,89(27)36()964.088.166,83ngb:setiteam466.171,86(23)37()946.171.412,98Sweden354.081,91(34)More...When do we get themOcUK - Overclockers UK4.165,96Overclockers.com180.961,27BroadbandReports.com Team Starfire4.277.702,49When do they get usTeam Norway114,64Carl Sagan149,25ngb:setiteam203,82U.S.Air Force206,15Sweden644,74Space Quest863,92MVPs1.188,74Australia1.326,36SETI@Home Japan1.832,03SETI Sverige [Sweden]2.219,72BronSeti (BOINC) project site
          Europe forecast: Some showers - Very warm in the south, Sep 13 - 05:43      Cache   Translate Page      

High temperatures maintained in the south and east, albeit with showers. Cooler to the north with rain or showers Thursday Isolated showers for the north and far south of Spain and the Balearics but staying dry with spells of sunshine across much of Portugal and Spain. Some sunshine but also showers, locally, heavy in Corsica Sardinia and Italy but dry into the Adriatic. Sunshine for Greece with early showers dying out but showers develop over Turkey, especially in central and northern parts with a risk of thunder. Early rain over the Low Countries and Northern France clears to give some sunshine but heavy showers are likely towards the east and south. Thundery showers for Austria and Switzerland, possibly extending into the south of Poland and Germany but dry with sunny spells further north. Further east and south, including towards the Black Sea coast it will be largely dry and sunny. Rainy over western and southern Norway but dry for much of the time over Scandinavia and the Baltic States, with only isolated showers. Temperatures across Central and Southern Europe typically in the high 20s to low 30s and locally around 35C in the south. Cooling off further north, high teens to low 20s and cooler still for Norther Scandinavia.

Friday Still dry for much of Portugal, Spain and the Balearics with only isolated shower but more significant showers moving into Southern Spain, possibly thundery later. Showers around Corsica and Sardinia at first with showers breaking out for a time across Italy and the Adriatic. Isolated showers for Greece but more showery across Turkey , especially in the north with a risk of thunder. Much of France dry with spells of sunshine but showers in the east and south. Mostly dry with sunshine and only isolated showers in the Low Countries, Northern Germany and Northern Poland but rain or showers, with isolated thunderstorms for Switzerland, Austria and the south of Germany and Poland. Mixed across Scandinavia and the Baltic States, sunshine and showers but with rain into the west and south of Norway and Sweden later. Little change temperature-wise, with the warmth in the south persisting.


          Comment on Musings from the ‘Old Broad”: In and Out Burger, Prop.6, Nike and Judge Kavanaugh by ZZ      Cache   Translate Page      
Far right Dakotas should not be our model, but progressive Denmark, Norway, Japan, France, Germany etc. They all have much much higher gas taxes than the USA. And as a result, people drive smaller and greener cars there. BMW and Mercedes do not even sell their most popular German engines in the USA because we turn our noses up at the lower horsepower German buyers accept as the price of a good environment. The lowest gas taxes in the world are Saudi Arabia and Venezuela, two horrible dictatorships. Norway, a progressive democracy, has the highest. High gas taxes are also part of a green virtuous cycle: less driving, smaller cars, more walking, more street life, pedestrians and bikers feel safer with fewer hulking SUVs on the road.
          United Kingdom-Lewisham: Transport services (excl. Waste transport)      Cache   Translate Page      
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          09/19/2018 - Spiva Art Exhibit: The Experimental Self: Edvard Munch's Photography      Cache   Translate Page      

8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday – Friday

Sept. 10 through Oct. 19, 2018

(Reception from 3 to 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14, 2018)

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Admission: free

 

Best known for his 1893 iconoclastic image known worldwide as "The Scream," Norwegian artist Edvard Munch (1863–1944) is renowned for his expressionistic and psychological paintings, prints, and watercolors. Unknown to most, he also took photographs. On view for only the second time in the United States, this exhibition of rarely seen photographs and short films by Edvard Munch emphasizes the artist's experimentalism and showcases his exploration of the camera as an expressive medium.

 

Curated by a leading specialist in early modern Scandinavian art, Dr. Patricia Berman, professor of art history at Wellesley College, the exhibition has been organized by the American-Scandinavian Foundation (ASF) in New York City in partnership with The Munch Museum in Oslo, Norway, which generously loaned the approximately 50 copy prints and films included in the exhibition.


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          Aquaculture Products Market Worth $42.56 Billion by 2023      Cache   Translate Page      

The aquaculture products market is projected to grow from a value of USD 28.09 billion in 2017, to reach USD 42.56 billion by 2023, at a CAGR of 7.2%.

Northbrook, IL -- (SBWIRE) -- 09/12/2018 -- The report "Aquaculture Products Market by Rearing Product Type (Equipment, Chemicals, Pharmaceuticals, Fertilizers), Culture (Freshwater, Marine, Brackish Water), Species (Aquatic Animals, Aquatic Plants), Production Type, and Region - Global Forecast to 2023", The aquaculture products market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 7.2%, to reach USD 42.56 billion by 2023 from USD 30.10 billion in 2018. The market is driven by factors such as decline in the amount of captured fish, increasing population, and rise in consumption due to the nutritional value of fish.

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"The equipment segment is projected to dominate the aquaculture products market through the forecast period."

The equipment segment is projected to dominate the aquaculture products market in value terms, through 2023. The equipment used for rearing fish in aquaculture include containment equipment, feeders, water pumps and filters, water circulating and aerating equipment, and cleaning equipment.

Pumps are used to ensure that the fish have adequate fresh water. They fill the small ponds or lakes used for fish farming with fresh water from a larger nearby freshwater source.

Aeration devices provide fish with an adequate supply of oxygen. Most companies are now using RAS (Recirculating aeration systems) for efficient growth of fish. These aeration devices also make it easier to recycle the water after removing impurities.

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Feeders are used for the inclusion of nutrients in aquaculture diets.

"The freshwater segment is estimated to account for the largest share of the aquaculture products market in 2018, in terms of culture."

The freshwater segment dominated the global aquatic products market in 2018. The freshwater aquaculture production is usually carried out using traditional techniques. It is an important sector for several economies making a significant contribution to their GDP. Freshwater fishing is considered an ancient human profession. Freshwater is spread over the world in the form of rivers, lakes, man-made reservoirs, and dams. Freshwater fishing has continuously contributed to providing animal protein. Equipment and supplies used to produce freshwater species are normally restricted to freshwater ponds, tanks, raceways, and aquarium systems. The aquaculture production from the pond is increased beyond the level of extensive aquaculture with the application of equipment, disinfectants, fertilizers, and vaccines, allowing higher stocking density and production per hectare. Several open-air concrete tanks, raceways or earth ponds of different sizes and depths are applied to different growth stages of the aquatic animals.

"The aquatic animals segment is estimated to account for a larger share of the aquaculture products market in 2018, in terms of species."

The aquatic animals segment is estimated to account for a larger share in 2018. It is also projected to grow at the highest rate during the forecast period, since the production of fish is increasing to meet the ever-increasing demand for seafood across the globe. The gap in the supply and demand of fish favors the aquaculture production of fish, which, in turn, increases the demand of aquatic animals reared through aquaculture.

"Asia Pacific is projected to dominate the aquaculture products market during the review period."

In the global aquaculture products market, Asia Pacific is projected to be the largest region, in terms of value, between 2018 and 2023. This region comprises of economies such as China, India, Vietnam, Indonesia, Japan, and Thailand, which occupy a significant share in the global aquaculture products market. The rapid development of aquaculture in most of the countries in the region is improving the food supply and has also generated job opportunities. The increase in the middle-class population, especially in developing nations, and their increasing income are expected to drive the growth of the aquaculture industry in the coming years. The demand for aquaculture products is rising, as the farmers in the region are investing in new technologies and innovations in order to meet the increasing food supply and nutrient food. The consumption of fish and shrimp is witnessing an upward trend in the region, which aid the aquafarming industry. These factors exhibit the growth opportunities for aquaculture products in the region.

The market for aquaculture products is dominated by key players such as Pentair plc, (US), AKVA Group (Norway), Xylem Inc (US), Aquaculture Equipment Ltd (UK), Aquaculture System Technologies (US), Luxsol (Belgium), Pioneer Group (Taiwan), CPI Equipment Inc (US), Asakua (Turkey), FREA Aquaculture Solutions (Denmark), Lifegard Aquatics (US), Tan International Ltd (UK), Reef Industries Inc (US), Aquafarm Equipment AS (Norway), and Aquaculture of Texas, Inc (US).

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          Integrated Marine Automation System Market Worth $4.00 Billion by 2023 - the New Report by MarketsandMarkets      Cache   Translate Page      

The integrated marine automation system market in Europe is expected to witness considerable growth during the forecast period.

Northbrook, IL -- (SBWIRE) -- 09/12/2018 -- According to the new market research report on "Integrated Marine Automation System Market by Ship Type (Commercial, and defense), Component, End User (OEM, Aftermarket), Solution (Vessel Management System, Power Management System, Process Control, Safety System), and Region - Global Forecast to 2023", The integrated marine automation system market is estimated to be valued at USD 3.64 billion in 2018 and is projected to reach USD 4.00 billion by 2023, at a CAGR of 1.90% from 2018 to 2023. This market is driven by factors, such as the increasing world trade by sea, increasing maritime navigation safety resulting in a reduction in the number of accidents, and growing maritime tourism.

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Based on ship type, the commercial ships segment is projected to witness higher growth during the forecast period

On the basis of ship type, the integrated marine automation system market has been segmented into commercial ships and defense. The commercial ships segment is projected to grow at the higher CAGR in the integrated marine automation system market. Growth in seaborne trade has led to an increase in demand for automation systems in commercial ships or vessels. Passenger and cruise ships account for the largest share of the integrated marine automation system market.

The vessel management system segment is projected to account for the largest market share in the solution segment of the integrated marine automation system market during the forecast period

The integrated marine automation system market based on solution, is segmented into power management system, vessel management system, process control, and safety system. The vessel management system segment is projected to account for the largest market share in the integrated marine automation system market based on the solution segment during the forecast period. The vessel management system is the major system monitoring the ship's systems, such as alarm management system, ballast water management, machinery management, and dynamic positioning system, among others.

The integrated marine automation system market in Europe is expected to witness considerable growth during the forecast period

The integrated marine automation system market is divided into 4 geographic regions, namely, North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and the Rest of the World (RoW). The integrated marine automation system market is led by Europe, predominantly by Germany and Italy. The shipbuilding industry in Europe is on the rise. The high growth in the region is attributed to high demand for cruise and passenger vessels. Countries in this region are also focused on developing new generation autonomous ships.

The key players profiled in the integrated marine automation system market report include Kongsberg Gruppen (Norway), and Wartsila (Finland), among others.

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          Welcome to Birdhead World Again, Beijing 2018       Cache   Translate Page      
Opening: 4 PM, 9 September, 2018 Performance: 5PM, 9 September, 2018 Duration: 9 September – 16 October, 2018 (11:00-18:00, Monday Closed) Location: ShanghART Beijing, 261 Cao Chang Di, Airport Side Rd., Chaoyang District, Beijing, China Contact: infobj@shanghartgallery.com | + 86 10 6432 3202 ShanghART Beijing is pleased to present Birdhead's solo exhibition "Welcome to Birdhead World Again, Beijing 2018" from 9 September to 16 October. This is the second solo show of Birdhead at ShanghART Beijing. Featuring multiple series of photographs and installations of all kinds, this exhibition reveals how the two members of Birdhead redefine the relationship between physical, invisible materials and images, and how they give shape to emotions and romanticism. Sound artist Zhao Junyuan is invited to perform at 5 PM on the opening day. The photographic matrix, which has been frequently seen in Birdhead's art practice since 2011, is also included in this show. For instance, hundreds of photographs of man-made structures from all over the world are neatly laid out in Birdhead World 2018-1. Compared to the photo matrixes that create the rhythm between images, the work Saecula Saeculorum generates meanings through materials and pictures. In order to preserve the moments that become eternal via photography, the artists carefully use epoxy resins to seal up the waste photos. Breeze is an installation work composed of several pinwheels with photographs. Spinning in the wind and the warm light, images on the transparent blades and the pinwheels themselves constantly cast shadows on the wall like a slideshow, which get blurred in high winds, or, conversely, become clear when the wind blows slowly. The artists contrast the past moments documented through images with the present uncertainty in a lyrical way, and body the freedom and power of wind through the playful pinwheels. In the still-life theatre Dreamed on display in the same space with Breeze, the ferocious-looking food of all colours, dolls in wild clothes as well as vivid scene-setting in the photographs all come from the real image of the two artists, or can be viewed as a metaphor for them. The dramatic lighting effects in still-life photographs echo the LEDs within frames which make the photos look like floating in the light. The glossy silks around photographs also add to the soft atmosphere. From the photo matrixes combining different images to absurd still-life scenes, Birdhead reflects the instinctive reaction on raw materials, in response to the absurdity of real-world rules and looking on the vicissitude of human civilization. To trace human being's plainness and romantic spirit is the primary drive for their creation. About the Artist Birdhead, consisting of Song Tao (b. 1979) and Ji Weiyu (b. 1980), has been working in the medium of analogue photography since it was established in 2004. The artistic practice of Birdhead is based on photographs but also beyond the philosophy of photography. Capturing all the beings around them, the two members of Birdhead digest and apply the thinking mode of conceptual art into the context of their image interpretation. By combining the photographic matrix, collage, installation, particular mounting technique and so on, Birdhead delivers a "Birdhead world" at different stages. Birdhead has been internationally presented at: Living Cities,Tate Modern, London (2017); The 7th edition Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism | Architecture, Shen Zhen (2017); How to gather? Acting in a city in the heart of the island of Eurasia, The 6th Moscow Biennale, Moscow, Russia (2015); Birdhead were also nominated for the inaugural Hugo Boss Asia Art Award in 2013; New Photography 2012, MoMA, New York, U.S.A. (2012); Reactivation, The 9th Shanghai Biennale, Power Station of Art, Shanghai(2012); Illuminations, The 54th Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy (2011); The World of Other's: A Contemporary Art Exhibition, Museum of Contemporary Art, Shanghai (2008); China Power Station II, Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Oslo, Norway (2007); Birdhead: New Village, EX3 Centro per l'arte Contemporanea Firenze, Florence, Italy (2011); Artist File 2011 The NACT Annual Show of Contemporary Art, National Art Center, Tokyo, Japan (2011). Birdhead’s works have been internationally collected by: Tate, MoMA New York, Guy & Myriam Ullens Foundation, Wemhoner Collection, The Margulies Collection, Astrup Fearnley Museum and so on. 2018-09-13 12:30
          Niger: Niger: Country Operation Update, August 2018      Cache   Translate Page      
Source: UN High Commissioner for Refugees
Country: Algeria, Eritrea, Libya, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Somalia, Sudan

KEY INDICATORS

1,536 Refugees evacuated temporarily from Libya to Niger as part of the ETM (Emergency Transit Mechanism) from November 2017 – August 2018
2,094 Persons profiled by UNHCR in Agadez seeking asylum
32,183 Persons internally displaced in the Tillaberi region .

Operational Context The key situations include:

1. The Mali situation: began in 2012 with the outbreak of conflict in northern Mali. The regions of Tillaberi and Tahoua bordering Mali and hosting the majority of the refugees are increasingly affected by insecurity and terrorism. A State of Emergency was declared last year, and extended this year. There are currently 58,304 Malian refugees in Niger. UNHCR supports the socioeconomic integration of these refugees and the closure of the camps by the end of 2019 through urbanization and other programmes aimed at integration.

2. The Nigeria situation: began in 2013, with the arrival of the first Nigerian refugees across the border fleeing Boko Haram. The situation deteriorated with the first attacks in Niger territory in 2015. There are over 250,000 displaced persons in the region. The majority live in spontaneous sites or with the local population, while UNHCR manages one refugee camp, with 14,130 people.
An EU Trust Fund project is ongoing in Diffa region, aimed at supporting economic recovery and long term solutions through the construction of durable housing.

3. Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs): The displaced population in the Diffa region is extremely mixed, including refugees, IDPs and returnees. Efforts are underway to complete biometric registration of all displaced persons, including IDPs, who often face similar protection risks as refugees. However, the IDP situation in Niger has become more complex with increasing insecurity in the regions of Tillaberi and Tahoua, bordering Mali. In 2018, attacks and insecurity in the area have resulted in the internal displacement of at least 32,183 people (with a huge increase in Abala department this month). Protection monitoring, advocacy, capacity building and coordinated efforts with humanitarian actors are ongoing to ensure an adequate response to the situation.

4. Mixed Migration: Niger is a major crossroads of migratory movements northwards towards Libya,
Algeria and the Mediterranean. These migratory flows constitute mixed migration, including economic migrants as well as persons in need of international protection. In Agadez, UNHCR works to identify asylum seekers within the migratory flows and works with the government, as well as IOM and NGOs to provide these persons with information and assistance. 2,091 persons, mostly Sudanese, are currently profiled by UNHCR in Agadez. 25% are minors and 222 are unaccompanied or separated children. The situation has become more complex, with the addition of downward movements from Libya and Algeria. A new humanitarian centre is being built to accommodate and screen those seeking protection.

5. Emergency Transit Mechanism (ETM): This unique programme aims to provide life-saving protection, assistance and long-term solutions to extremely vulnerable refugees trapped in detention in Libya, through temporary evacuation to Niger. The aim is to deliver protection and identify durable solutions, including resettlement for these refugees, who are mainly Eritrean and Somalian. Their profiles mainly include survivors of torture or other forms of violence in the country of origin and/or transit countries (e.g. Libya) and others with compelling protection needs. Many of them are unaccompanied children (216) and women and girls at risk. To date, 1,536 people have been evacuated from Libya to Niger and a total of 399 individuals have departed for resettlement from Niger to France, the Netherlands, Sweden, Finland and Switzerland. Other countries offering resettlement places are Belgium, Canada, Germany, Norway the UK, and the USA.


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The Faroe Islands is a self-governing archipelago, part of Denmark. It’s made of 18 rocky, volcanic islands between Iceland and Norway in the North Atlantic. The country code for the Faroe Islands is dot .FO and self-made multi-millionaire, Divyank Turakhia wants to invest in the local domain. The Indian domain industry tycoon flew to the […]

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          Sommario Europeo: Some showers - Very warm in the south, 13 Set - 06:43      Cache   Translate Page      

High temperatures maintained in the south and east, albeit with showers. Cooler to the north with rain or showers Thursday Isolated showers for the north and far south of Spain and the Balearics but staying dry with spells of sunshine across much of Portugal and Spain. Some sunshine but also showers, locally, heavy in Corsica Sardinia and Italy but dry into the Adriatic. Sunshine for Greece with early showers dying out but showers develop over Turkey, especially in central and northern parts with a risk of thunder. Early rain over the Low Countries and Northern France clears to give some sunshine but heavy showers are likely towards the east and south. Thundery showers for Austria and Switzerland, possibly extending into the south of Poland and Germany but dry with sunny spells further north. Further east and south, including towards the Black Sea coast it will be largely dry and sunny. Rainy over western and southern Norway but dry for much of the time over Scandinavia and the Baltic States, with only isolated showers. Temperatures across Central and Southern Europe typically in the high 20s to low 30s and locally around 35C in the south. Cooling off further north, high teens to low 20s and cooler still for Norther Scandinavia.

Friday Still dry for much of Portugal, Spain and the Balearics with only isolated shower but more significant showers moving into Southern Spain, possibly thundery later. Showers around Corsica and Sardinia at first with showers breaking out for a time across Italy and the Adriatic. Isolated showers for Greece but more showery across Turkey , especially in the north with a risk of thunder. Much of France dry with spells of sunshine but showers in the east and south. Mostly dry with sunshine and only isolated showers in the Low Countries, Northern Germany and Northern Poland but rain or showers, with isolated thunderstorms for Switzerland, Austria and the south of Germany and Poland. Mixed across Scandinavia and the Baltic States, sunshine and showers but with rain into the west and south of Norway and Sweden later. Little change temperature-wise, with the warmth in the south persisting.


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          Comment on Experience The Jaguar I-Pace In Virtual Reality by Rolando      Cache   Translate Page      
I-Pace August production = 140 units, order backlog in NL alone = 3500 units, plus huge backlog in Norway. But Jaguar is good at fancy road-shows it seems.
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World War II

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

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

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

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The Further Rise of Fascism

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

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

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


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Isolationism vs. Interventionism

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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America Enters the War

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


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

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

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

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

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

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The Allies Winning

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

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

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

The invasion of Italy by the Allies wasn’t easy. Italy had massive mountains, heavy rains, and tough terrain. Allied forces would not completely defeat the Axis until 1944, but the Allied force would have ma
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To meet China’s demand, Chile and Argentina are scaling up fish farming. This bodes ill for the Southern Cone's unique and sensitive biodiversity. Español

Chilean salmon farms are looking to boost sales to China (image: Sam Beebe)

Following rapid expansion in neighbouring Chile, Argentina is looking to advance the installation of salmon farms despite the risks intensive production present to its unique and sensitive biodiversity.

The Southern Cone countries are responding to increased demand for salmon globally, with China as a booming new market. The Asian country doubled imports from Chile in the first half of this year, according to official figures.

“China is a very significant market and we are optimistic that it will continue to grow. Consumption is increasing and salmon is already a part of the Chinese diet”, says Arturo Clement, president of SalmonChile, an industry association, and he adds: “For many years, we have been waiting for this to happen”.

Argentina spawns salmon industry

With a close eye on this trend, Argentina has initiated feasibility studies to begin production in the Beagle Channel, a strait in the southernmost Tierra del Fuego region of South America.

The first step will be to evaluate potentially suitable sites for production, according to spokespersons from the Argentine Undersecretary of Fisheries and Aquaculture.

Biodiversity experts and environmental groups see these studies as a mere formality that will be overshadowed by the interest in expanding production in Patagonia, which has lingered for years.

However, biodiversity experts and environmental groups see these studies as a mere formality that will be overshadowed by the interest in expanding production in Patagonia, which has lingered for years.

They also claim the introduction of salmon farms violates the UN’s Convention on Biological Diversity, an international agreement signed by Argentina and Chile prohibiting the introduction of ‘exotic’ species.

“There is a good chance that the salmon farms will be set up. They have the capital and the interested investors. However, we are extremely concerned that moving forward with its development would cause irreversible damage to the environment”, says Alexandra Sapoznikow, coordinator of the Forum for the Conservation of the Patagonian Sea and Areas of Influence.

The introduction of salmon would impact invertebrate organisms unique to the region, such as cold water corals and sponges, experts say.

In Chile and Norway, the world’s leading salmon producers, fish live on a controlled diet based on soybean meal which, when excreted, changes the sea’s chemical composition.

“Each cage can house between 30,000 and 50,000 salmon which defecate all day and contaminate the seabed. The faeces decompose and produce nitrogen and oxygen, altering the quality of the water and leading to the flowering of toxic algae”, says Juan Carlos Cárdenas, director of Chilean NGO EcoOcéanos.

Furthermore, salmon often escape from cages, threatening native fish. “Salmon is not a native species and that brings problems. They are carnivorous, they devour other species in the area, and become predators,” says Estefanía González, oceans coordinator for Greenpeace Chile.

She adds: “Patagonia possesses unique geographical conditions and great environmental diversity. Intense industrial activity involving an exotic species is not compatible with this”.

Argentina and Chile would do well to learn from past experience. A century ago, they introduced trout to Patagonian rivers, primarily for recreational fishing.

Yet uncontrolled breeding meant numbers of the invasive species grew rapidly, leading to devastating impacts on local aquatic ecosystems.

Chile: regional salmon powerhouse

The majority of pink salmon eaten today in Latin America comes from Chilean farms. The country exports two main species: Salmon salar (better known as Atlantic salmon) and the Coho salmon (known as Pacific salmon).

Offical figures show that Chile currently exports 820.000 tons of salmon per year, worth some 4.7 billion dollars. The US, Japan, Brazil and Russia are the largest export destinations, with China growing in prominence having imported 24,000 tons in the first half of this year.

Chilean exports to China are expected to grow in tandem with China’s consumption of other seafood products. Today, China consumes 37% of the world’s seafood and aquatic products, a figure that is expected to exceed 50% within the next decade. 

Cages, for example, are surrounded by nets painted with heavy metals such as copper to prevent the adhesion of marine organisms. These substances are highly toxic and are also harmful to biodiversity.

But there is an inverse relationship with the quality of food imported. “Chile offers a cheaper and poorer quality salmon than Norway”, says Alex Muñoz, director for Latin America of National Geographic’s Pristine Seas initiative. 

“Sales to more demanding markets such as the US are falling, while exports to countries with weaker regulations are steadily growing”.

Other common practices used in salmon production worry environmental groups. Cages, for example, are surrounded by nets painted with heavy metals such as copper to prevent the adhesion of marine organisms. These substances are highly toxic and are also harmful to biodiversity.

Dyes are used to make the salmon meat pink since it is naturally white when produced industrially. Wild salmon, on the other hand, feed on shrimp and crabs, which gives it its particular colour.

Antibiotic consumption

Industrial salmon production can also pose health risks for consumers as a result of exposure to high levels of antibiotics, especially in Chile.

Oceana, an NGO, estimates that by weight, Chile uses almost 700 times more antibiotics than Norway to produce salmon.

While Chile produced 727.8 tons of salmon using 382.5 tons of antibiotics in 2016, the latest year for which data is available, Norway produced nearly twice as much salmon (over 1.233 tons) using just 523 kilos, or half a ton, of antibiotic substances.

According to the Chilean salmon association, salmon reaches consumers without antibiotics, which are used as growth promoters and not to prevent diseases.

They say producers must respect a grace period, during which time fish metabolise the chemical and expel it from the body. However, this does not always happen and antibiotics ingested through eating salmon can generate resistance to them.

For this reason, the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the Food and Agricultural Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) have called on companies to use antibiotics responsibly.

“An exorbitant amount of antibiotics is used and there are no regulations controlling their use. The industry gives healthy salmon antibiotics to keep them from getting sick. In addition, there are problems with inspection and control, which should ensure that the grace period is being respected”, says Cárdenas. “The consumers do not know what they are eating”, he warns.

Large supermarket chains in the US and Canada have in recent years rejected imports of salmon from Chile because of their high levels of antibiotics and food safety concerns.

China introduced imports of Chilean salmon following a half-decade diplomatic conflict with Norway. Meanwhile, concern over food safety has become a hot topic in China, given new regulations enabling trout to be labelled and sold as salmon. 

But while Chile and Argentina look to capitalise on the growth in consumption amid looser regulations in China, other parts of the world are scaling back imports.

Large supermarket chains in the US and Canada have in recent years rejected imports of salmon from Chile because of their high levels of antibiotics and food safety concerns. Moreover, Washington State, in the US recently banned the installation of cultivation centres due their environmental impacts.

For Muñoz, ignoring these moves would be disaster: “Argentina’s Patagonia is one of the last wild and pristine ecosystems in the world.  The country would make a monumental mistake if salmon farming were to be developed.  It is an exotic and invasive species which generates an environmental problem that is difficult to solve”.

This article was previously published by Dialogo Chino and can be read here.

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— zakzak (@zakdesk) 2018年9月11日 - 08:49

【日露首脳会談】安倍首相「異常な戦後を終わらせる」 プーチン大統領「双方受け入れ可能な解決策を」 共同記者発表の要旨 sankei.com/politics/news/… @Sankei_newsより

— fukuchan-hi (@fukuchanhi) 2018年9月11日 - 10:12

北海道に救援に向かった海上自衛隊の艦艇に対して「国旗を揚げるのは止めてください。それを見るのが嫌な人もいるんですよ」っていうツィートを見て「16世紀からこの方、国旗を掲揚しない軍艦は海賊とみなされ、無条件で攻撃される」という国際ルールを知らない人がいて震える。

— ハメ太郎【アドセンスクリックお願いします】 (@hametarouadosen) 2018年9月9日 - 22:07

ローマ帝国の金貨数百枚、旧劇場の地下から発見 伊北部 cnn.co.jp/fringe/3512532…

— cnn_co_jp (@cnn_co_jp) 2018年9月10日 - 12:10

【未知】発光する新種の鉱物「ユーパーライト」が発見される‼︎

アメリカのミシガン州にあるスペリオル湖湖畔で衝撃の鉱物が発見された。「ユーパーライト」と名付けられたこの輝く石は紫外線を浴びることで発光する。 pic.twitter.com/hApniKyDBw

— 気になる宇宙 (@Kininaruutyu) 2018年9月10日 - 22:46

独立回復後の短い期間で、全国の約4千万の国民の署名が集まり、処刑された方々も含め全て「戦犯」の名誉回復が国会決議によって行われた。そして戦犯とされた重光葵は外務大臣に、賀屋興宣は法務大臣になっているし、処刑された7人の方々も「公務… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

— 山田宏 自民党参議院議員 (@yamazogaikuzo) 2018年9月10日 - 14:14

当たり前ですが米国メデイアは言葉のニュアンスも読み取るのでこういう論評になりますね。
日本メディアは誤訳が多すぎる。
先日もテレ朝が「次は東京に行く」となおみ選手が言ったのを「次は東京オリンピックで頑張る」と訳したのをみて唖然とし… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

— 松田公太 (@matsudakouta) 2018年9月11日 - 10:29

ホンダ シビック セダン、表情一新…2019年型を米国発表
response.jp/article/2018/0…

#話題 #ホンダシビックセダン

— レスポンス (@responsejp) 2018年9月11日 - 01:15

環境省の調査では、日本近海に浮遊するマイクロプラスチックの量は世界平均の約27倍あると。プラスチック汚染は海の生きものだけでなく、食物連鎖の頂点にいる私たちにも当然関わってくるのです bit.ly/2MKQfU9

— グリーンピース・ジャパン (@GreenpeaceJP) 2018年9月11日 - 12:15

折り紙のようにペラッペラ。
詳しくはこちら👉 bouncy.news/24821 by @MIT
#折り紙 #誤飲 #びっくり #すごい pic.twitter.com/4Mp171k3xX

— bouncy / バウンシー (@bouncy_news) 2018年9月11日 - 08:00

【9.11、米国同時多発テロから17年「邦人遺族、追悼施設訪問】
約3千人が犠牲になったあの同時テロ、日本人も24人が犠牲に。お悔みを申しあげる。これを機に、自衛隊に在日米軍基地を警備する「警護出動」任務が追加され、インド洋等にお… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

— 佐藤まさひさ(正久) (@SatoMasahisa) 2018年9月11日 - 12:49

高速フェリー「ナッチャンworld」が北海道地震の災害派遣に活躍
・苫小牧に陸自の重機など運ぶ
・自衛隊の要請で72時間以内に出航
・かわいいイラストはそのまま
#北海道地震 #北海道胆振中東部地震
sankei.com/affairs/news/1…

— 産経ニュース (@Sankei_news) 2018年9月10日 - 12:33
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This year saw new solar output highs across Europe as summer temperature records were smashed.

In the U.K., solar broke the record for weekly output between June 21 and June 28, producing 533 gigawatt-hours of energy. The spike in output led solar to take over from gas as the number-one energy source in the country, said the European PV industry body SolarPower Europe.

In July, solar also reached a new high in Germany, with a record 6.17 terawatt-hours of production, SolarPower Europe said. Further north, Denmark registered 361 hours of sunshine in May. This led to an increase of 33 percent in solar electricity production, smashing previous records.

And in the Netherlands, a sunny July saw 75 percent more solar power generation than in the same month last year. “Across Europe, records came tumbling down,” observed SolarPower Europe CEO James Watson in a press note.

“One of the side effects of this year’s heatwave has been a record amount of solar electricity production,” he said. “In country after country, solar has set impressive new milestones.”

The organization’s policy director, Aurelie Beauvais, said large-scale solar filled in for conventional generation as the 2018 European heatwave brought thermal power plants to a standstill.

“In France and Germany, coal and nuclear power plants had to be powered down as they could no longer use the huge volumes of water needed to cool their power stations, resulting in intermittent supply,” she said.

Solar kept Europe’s power grids stable as the output from these thermal plants flickered, she claimed.

While most of the credit for solar’s record-breaking performance in Europe this summer went to exceedingly hot and dry weather, which in turn was said to be linked to global warming, it is also true that Europe now has more solar capacity than ever before.

The European solar market grew by 28.4 percent in 2017, SolarPower Europe figures show. This brought the region’s total installed capacity to 107 gigawatts.

Capacity growth alone may have accounted for most of the records set this summer, said Josefin Berg, research and analysis manager for solar and energy storage at IHS Markit. “If more is getting installed you’re going to get more production, right?” she said.

Furthermore, hot weather would degrade PV performance rather than improve it, she said. At the height of the heatwave in July, even parts of the Arctic Circle saw temperatures rise above 30ºC.

In practice, SolarPower Europe communications director Kristina Thoring told GTM, the cause of this year’s solar records varied from country to country.

“In the Netherlands, it was the increased capacity buildout combined with the remarkably sunny weather that led to a new solar record,” she said.

Whatever the cause, it looks as though next summer might bring a fresh crop of solar records across Europe.

With costs hitting an all-time average low of €43.30 ($50.35) per megawatt-hour in Germany’s latest solar tender, in December 2017, and the European Commission ending five years of trade barriers on Asian panels, the industry is braced for increased growth.

“Europe has been in a transition phase over the last couple of years,” Thoring said. “We are now entering the next growth phase, as the European Union has agreed on a number of positive legislations which will mean increased deployment of solar.”

The growth in installed capacity is likely to result in further records of solar power generation across Europe, she said.

SolarPower Europe expects Germany alone to add more than 2 gigawatts of capacity this year, putting it back at the level seen during the country’s solar boom half a decade ago. French installations are also expected to breach the gigawatt barrier this year.

According to SolarPower Europe’s medium growth scenario, the total installed solar capacity across Europe could rise to 116 gigawatts this year and 129 gigawatts in 2019.

Germany will surpass 45 gigawatts of solar this year, and next year Italy and France will hit 20 gigawatts and 10 gigawatts, respectively.

Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables solar analyst Rishab Shrestha commented: “Solar as a share of generation will certainly increase in the future given the capacity forecasts.”


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High temperatures maintained in the south and east, albeit with showers. Cooler to the north with rain or showers Thursday Isolated showers for the north and far south of Spain and the Balearics but staying dry with spells of sunshine across much of Portugal and Spain. Some sunshine but also showers, locally, heavy in Corsica Sardinia and Italy but dry into the Adriatic. Sunshine for Greece with early showers dying out but showers develop over Turkey, especially in central and northern parts with a risk of thunder. Early rain over the Low Countries and Northern France clears to give some sunshine but heavy showers are likely towards the east and south. Thundery showers for Austria and Switzerland, possibly extending into the south of Poland and Germany but dry with sunny spells further north. Further east and south, including towards the Black Sea coast it will be largely dry and sunny. Rainy over western and southern Norway but dry for much of the time over Scandinavia and the Baltic States, with only isolated showers. Temperatures across Central and Southern Europe typically in the high 20s to low 30s and locally around 35C in the south. Cooling off further north, high teens to low 20s and cooler still for Norther Scandinavia.

Friday Still dry for much of Portugal, Spain and the Balearics with only isolated shower but more significant showers moving into Southern Spain, possibly thundery later. Showers around Corsica and Sardinia at first with showers breaking out for a time across Italy and the Adriatic. Isolated showers for Greece but more showery across Turkey , especially in the north with a risk of thunder. Much of France dry with spells of sunshine but showers in the east and south. Mostly dry with sunshine and only isolated showers in the Low Countries, Northern Germany and Northern Poland but rain or showers, with isolated thunderstorms for Switzerland, Austria and the south of Germany and Poland. Mixed across Scandinavia and the Baltic States, sunshine and showers but with rain into the west and south of Norway and Sweden later. Little change temperature-wise, with the warmth in the south persisting.


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Frank van Groen magazine feature Frank van Groen is specialised in people and portrait photography, with a particular focus on corporate photography, employer branding campaigns, and customer and lifestyle magazines. Thanks to his open minded and friendly personality, Frank creates an easy and natural atmosphere for his subjects so that together they deliver the best results. His latest employer branding campaigns included KfH Kuratorium für Dialyse und Nierentransplantation, Homag Group, Schottel Group, Reuter Europe GmbH, Bio Company, Lamy, Firmengruppe Dr.Güldener, Mäurer & Wirtz and DÜRR AG. He also shot portraits of the managment board of the Gothaer Versicherungsbank, Lindt & Sprüngli, and the CEO of pharmaceutical company Grünenthal. Frank also has a passion for landscape photography, having produced several calenders and co-published a book, 'Norway. Landscapes. A photographic portrait' with his wife, Hanne Malat, through Seltmann & Söhne Verlag. Frank is a professional member of the BFF.

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Alnes 🌊 #Alnes #visitgiske #visitnorway #surfnorge #highlightsnorway #norgefoto #mittnorge #bestofnorway #stråleby #smpno #vghelg
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Ønsker alle en fin torsdag,med bilde av geitene fra Dalsbygda.🐐#nyttiuka#smpno#instanature#ig_perfection#uteinaturen#norge#norway#geit#goat
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Sykkylven, Norway. . . #nordlys #northernlights #aurora #auroraboreale #auroraboreal #auroraborealblog #auroraborealis #polarlight #norrsken #sykkylven #norwaynature #norway #norway2day #westnorway2day #visitnorway #bestofnorway #ilovenorway #norwayhike #norway_photolovers #dreamchasersnorway #visitsykkylven #smpno #nrkmogr #highlightsnorway #thebestofnorway #yrbilder #nikon #outdoors #hiking
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Skagen, Sykkylven, Norway . . #natt #night #nightphotography #nightphoto #longexposure #longexpo #longexposureoftheday #longexposure_shots #longexposurephotography #sykkylven #sunnmøre #norway #norge #norway2day #westnorway2day #norwaynature #norway_photolovers #dreamchasersnorway #dreamynorway #thebestofnorway #highlightsnorway #visitnorway #bestofnorway #ilovenorway #norwayhike #nrkmogr #smpno #norskefototalenter
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If there’s anything to see, you can be sure I’ll spot it 🐶😊#amtglobal #animalpolis #avisamøre #smpno #westnorway2day #world_great #excellent_dogs #dogs #dogsofinstagram #thetailwagger #theworld_thru_your_eyes #nc_cuties #jj_justdogs #midnorway2day #pets_perfection #nrkmogr #mørenytt #jrt#pocket_pets#pets #pets_of_our_world #pets_of_instagram #7pets_1day ##happyfridaywithstina
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Gjegnabu hytta mellom breene DNT hytte Flora Turlag,hytta ligger på ca 1200 moh. #firdafoto #firdaposten#nrksf#fjtno#btno #mittnorge#mittfriluftsliv#earth_deluxe#dreamchaserofnorway #visitnorway #turistforeningen #smpno#vghelg#thebestofnorway#norway#igscandinavia#mittvestland #mittvestland #vghelg #ilovenorway #utno #Gjegnen #mountain
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Sykkylven, Norway. . . #nordlys #northernlights #aurora #auroraboreale #auroraboreal #auroraborealblog #auroraborealis #polarlight #norrsken #sykkylven #norwaynature #norway #norway2day #westnorway2day #visitnorway #bestofnorway #ilovenorway #norwayhike #norway_photolovers #dreamchasersnorway #visitsykkylven #smpno #nrkmogr #highlightsnorway #thebestofnorway #yrbilder #nikon #outdoors #hiking
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An irritated Roy Hodgson denied his team had under-performed in their 1-0 win over Norway, which came in front of a record low crowd at Wembley.
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FORMER Saints boss Harry Redknapp has accused some of England's players of not caring about the team following their underwhelming 1-0 friendly win over Norway at Wembley.
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Manager Roy Hodgson has made some major changes to his England squad for the friendly against Norway and the opening Euro 2016 qualifier against Switzerland next month as he reacts to an early World Cup exit.
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In Norway, you can get two Tesla model S (75D) for the price of the *cheapest* Mercedes S-class. Add to that electricity is > 3x cheaper than gas and other EV incentives.
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Cyberbullying Research Center
Cyberbullying Research Center
Back to School - September 2018

Welcome to the Cyberbullying Research Center email newsletter! It's that time of the year again: Back to school! We're here to help you make it a great year. Below is an overview of what we've been up to over the last several months. We look forward to working alongside you in the new academic year and don't hesitate to reach out if we can be of assistance.
 
- Justin Patchin and Sameer Hinduja
Where We've Been Recently

It's been a busy travel season for us at the Cyberbullying Research Center. We continue to speak all around the world on these issues that we are so passionate about. Here are some examples of recent international trips:

•    Amman, Jordan. Justin did a series of presentations for the US State Department and US Embassy in Jordan.
•    Bergen, Norway. Sameer presented a keynote address at a conference for youth-serving organizations.
•    Bogota, Columbia. Sameer spoke at the "Women Working for the World" Conference.

And next month:

•    Auckland, New Zealand. Justin will speak at the "Online Safety on the Edge" conference co-sponsored by New Zealand's Netsafe and Australia's Office of the eSafety Commissioner. (more info)

In addition to these, we visited dozens of schools in 2017-2018 to talk with tens of thousands of students, educators, and parents about using technology with integrity. To see if we will be speaking near you sometime soon, or to bring us to your community, click here.
Standing up to Cyberbullying
New and Updated Resources

We recently updated many of our popular (and free!) fact sheets and resources. Check them out on our site under "Resources." We also wrote a brand new Top Ten list for teens called "Standing up to Cyberbullying: Top Ten Tips for Teens" with the goal of helping youth become upstanders when confronted with cyberbullying. You can download it here.
New Academic Papers

We recently published a few academic papers that you may be interested in:

Hinduja, S. & Patchin, J. W. (2018). Connecting Adolescent Suicide to the Severity of Bullying and Cyberbullying. Online First in the Journal of School Violence. (more info)
      

Patchin, J. W. & Hinduja, S. (2018). Deterring teen bullying: Assessing the impact of perceived punishment from police, schools, and parents. Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice, 16(2), 190-207. (more info)
    
Patchin, J. W. & Hinduja, S. (2017). Digital self-harm among adolescents. Journal of Adolescent Health, 61, 761-766. (more info)
    
Hinduja, S. & Patchin, J. W. (2017). Cultivating youth resilience to prevent bullying and cyberbullying victimization. Child Abuse & Neglect, 73, 51-62. (more info)

If you have trouble accessing any of these on the journal websites, no problem. Just shoot us an email (research@cyberbullying.org) and we'll send you a copy.
Student Experiences with
Reporting Cyberbullying

Most students who are bullied do not report their experiences to adults. This was true 30 years ago when I endured middle school and our research shows it largely continues to this day. I remember being surprised (though maybe I shouldn’t have been) to learn from our first pilot study undertaken 15 years ago that fewer than 15% of those who had been cyberbullied told an adult about it (10% informed a parent while 5% reported it to the school). This made me realize right away that there was a story that needed to be told. And that we needed to do something to improve reporting.

Read more on our blog.
Empower and Educate,
Don’t Just Create Panic

Last weekend a Facebook post by the Polk County (Florida) Sheriff’s Office went viral. As of this writing (less than a week later), the post had been shared more than 58,000 times (including by three of my personal Facebook friends, which is how I came to notice it). This wasn’t a post asking for the public’s help in locating a wanted fugitive or advising residents of the latest online phishing scam. Instead, it was a rant about youth and social media.

The message, while well-meaning, was misinformed and misguided.

Read more on our blog.
Most Teenagers Aren’t
Asking for Nude Photos

A recent New York Times headline caught my attention: “Teenagers, Stop Asking for Nude Photos.” Sage advice, I must admit, but I wondered where this was coming from. In the article, Psychologist Lisa Damour argues that we have long been warning children about the dangers (reputational and potential legal consequences) of sending sexually explicit images, but have largely failed to impress upon them the inappropriateness of asking for such images. “Most schools and many parents already tell teenagers not to send sexualized selfies,” she writes. “But why don’t we also tell adolescents to stop asking for nude photos from one another?”

Read more on our blog.
Resource of the Month
"Teen Sexting: A Brief Guide for Educators and Parents"

Newly updated! This research summary reviews what is currently known about teen sexting. Research from across the United States is discussed, along with practical solutions for parents, educators, and other adults to prevent and respond to teen sexting.

Download this free resource here.
Findings From our
Recent Survey

We surveyed 5,700 middle and high school students (12-17 year-olds) across the United States in August-October of 2016. Here are a few new quick facts from this study:

•    40% said they had a boyfriend/ girlfriend or romantic partner in the last year
•    11% said they had engaged in sexual intercourse
•    14% reported that they had been the target of dating violence
•    11% reported that they had been the target of online dating violence
•    10% admitted to participating in dating violence against their partner
•    7% said that it occurred using technology

We are currently working on an academic paper that will examine digital teen dating violence in more detail. Follow #CRCdata on Twitter for the latest updates!

Check out our books!

Bullying Today: Bullet Points and Best Practices (more info)

Bullying Beyond the Schoolyard: Preventing and Responding to Cyberbullying (more info)

Words Wound: Delete Cyberbullying and Make Kindness Go Viral (more info)


School Climate 2.0: Preventing Cyberbullying and Sexting One Classroom at a Time (more info)

Cyberbullying Prevention and Response: Expert Perspectives (more info)
Mesa Arch - Utah - Photo by Justin W. Patchin
Copyright © 2018 Cyberbullying Research Center, All rights reserved.


          Belongings of Missing Wikileaks Member Found Off Norwegian Coast      Cache   Translate Page      
It is hard to work out what is going on here! It could be suicide, murder, a deliberate attempt to simply disappear, or kidnapping. With scant evidence it is hard to draw a definite conclusion and probably best not to. But such is the murky and dodgy world of Wikileaks, it automatically becomes a breeding area for conspiracies. Best to hold to reality and cold facts
          How to create a Mobile Dashboard with SQL Server Microsoft Mobile Publisher?      Cache   Translate Page      

Over the past three years, I read some interesting news about Microsoft which was “ Microsoft acquires mobile business intelligence leader Datazen ”. This news made me excited because showing Reporting Service reports in mobile devices can be painful and often not effective for end users. After this acquisition, Microsoft developers worked quickly to adapt the Datazen application to SQL Server Reporting Services and this effort culminated in Microsoft SQL Server Mobile Report Publisher.

Microsoft SQL Server Mobile Report Publisher is a report design tool which allows us to create mobile reports and publish them to SQL Server Reporting Services. We can use these reports on mobile devices very easily. In this article, we are going to explore how to create a mobile dashboard with SQL Server Mobile Report Publisher and publish this mobile report to SQL Server Reporting Services.

Before starting the demonstration, I want to add some additional notes about report design. Microsoft recommends two report design approaches;

Design First Data First

Design First:In this approach, we will create the report design without any data. If your BI department has formed design and data development teams, you can use this approach; because the report designer does not need to wait for dataset creation.

Data First:In this approach, we will populate all required data to mobile report and then design to report. The advantage of this approach is we can design all elements with real data. But if you ask my work approach, first of all, I would create a draft Excel file which includes all columns name with some sample data and develops the report design with this Excel file. And then I will discuss the report with the owner (customer) over this report prototype. Finally, I will make the changing to the report and connect to real time data.

Demonstration Creating data source and dataset

In the first step of this demonstration; we will create a data source and dataset in SSRS.

Open the Reporting Services web portal. Click the New button and select Data Source.


How to create a Mobile Dashboard with SQL Server Microsoft Mobile Publisher?

We will give a name (MobileReportSample) to our data source and then we will fill the required fields for connection strings. In this settings page; we will select a connection type and set the credentials of connection.


How to create a Mobile Dashboard with SQL Server Microsoft Mobile Publisher?
How to create a Mobile Dashboard with SQL Server Microsoft Mobile Publisher?

Now, we will create a data source for our mobile report. Click New and then select DataSet . If the Microsoft SQL Server Report Builder is installed your computer, it will automatically be opened. If you have not installed the Report Builder you can click Get Report Builder link and download Report Builder.


How to create a Mobile Dashboard with SQL Server Microsoft Mobile Publisher?
How to create a Mobile Dashboard with SQL Server Microsoft Mobile Publisher?

Select the MobileReportSample dataset which was created in the previous step and clicks Create .


How to create a Mobile Dashboard with SQL Server Microsoft Mobile Publisher?

Tip:This script will generate a sample data for mobile report. This data simulates territory sales which are made by salesperson. We will use this data in our mobile dashboard graphics.

DROPTABLEIFEXISTSDemoForMobileReport CREATETABLE DemoForMobileReport (Id INTPRIMARYKEYIDENTITY(1,1), Dt DATE, SalesPerson VARCHAR(200), SalesAmnt FLOAT, TargetSaleAmnt FLOAT, ContOfSale VARCHAR(200), ContOfCountry VARCHAR(200)) INSERTINTO DemoForMobileReport values ('20180112',' Charles','7985.80','7137','Europe','Norway'), ('20180208','Steven','3133.34','3565','Europe','Turkey'), ('20180311','Michael','2158.64','2500','Asia','Japan'), ('20180318','George','11332.86','14300','Europe','Germany'), ('20180402','Jonny','938.98','1200','Africa','Tunisia'), ('20180322','Jonny','807','3000','Oceania','New Zeland')

Click Edit as Text and copy/paste the following query.

SELECT*FROM DemoForMobileReport
How to create a Mobile Dashboard with SQL Server Microsoft Mobile Publisher?

Click (!) exclamation mark and populate data. Click save button and save the dataset to report server.


How to create a Mobile Dashboard with SQL Server Microsoft Mobile Publisher?
How to create a Mobile Dashboard with SQL Server Microsoft Mobile Publisher?
Designing mobile dashboard

Launch the Microsoft SQL Server Mobile Report Publisher. In the first step we will create data connections between SSRS and mobile report.

Click Server connections in top of the panel.


How to create a Mobile Dashboard with SQL Server Microsoft Mobile Publisher?

Fill the required fields with the SSRS web portal URL and credentials. Click Connect .


How to create a Mobile Dashboard with SQL Server Microsoft Mobile Publisher?

Select Data tab and click Add data


How to create a Mobile Dashboard with SQL Server Microsoft Mobile Publisher?

Select Report server …


How to create a Mobile Dashboard with SQL Server Microsoft Mobile Publisher?

Select the data set …


How to create a Mobile Dashboard with SQL Server Microsoft Mobile Publisher?

Data will populate the mobile report screen …


How to create a Mobile Dashboard with SQL Server Microsoft Mobile Publisher?

In our mobile report design; first, we will add Half-donut gauge. The purpose of this gauge is to compare SalesAmnt field and TargetSaleAmnt field so we will show target realization ratio.

Add the Half-donut component to design layout and change title as “target realization ratio”


How to create a Mobile Dashboard with SQL Server Microsoft Mobile Publisher?

Click the Data tab and change the data properties …


How to create a Mobile Dashboard with SQL Server Microsoft Mobile Publisher?

The last layout of Half-donut will like this …


How to create a Mobile Dashboard with SQL Server Microsoft Mobile Publisher?

The second component will be a category chart in our mobile report design. This chart will help us to show country sales comparison.

Add a Category-chart component to the design layout and change the title to Country Sales.


How to create a Mobile Dashboard with SQL Server Microsoft Mobile Publisher?

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As surfing emerged and developed in Western Polynesia between 1500 B.C. and 400 A.D.,1successive waves of Polynesian sailing expeditions explored and settled all of Polynesia.2 Double-hulled voyaging canoes covered thousands of miles of open ocean. They were guided only by celestial bodies, the flight of the golden plover3 and other birds, and sets of ocean swells as aids to primitive navigation – known today as “wayfinding.”

Legendary early-Twentieth Century surfer Tom Blake marveled: “No more daring and courageous sea journeys are to be found in history.”4 Indeed, by 800 A.D., the only other known significant seagoing explorations on the planet had been made by Phoenicians sailing the coast of Africa, Irish travelers reaching Iceland, and Vikings discovering the Faroe Islands between Norway and Iceland.5

After the major period of Polynesian expansion was over, there were later voyages consolidating the links between the islands. In this period of ali‘i voyaging, the most famous of the voyaging chiefs was Mo‘ikeha. He is the first surfer we know much about.

Mo‘ikeha's legend is not always easy to follow because of the numerous -- often conflicting -- versions of his exploits that have been recorded. But, back in the 1990s, I gave it a shot. Here it is as a free eBook, excellent for viewing on a mobile device, available for downloading and sharing as a pdf file:


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          Missing Wikileaks Associates' Belongings Discovered In Waters Near Norway      Cache   Translate Page      

More than three weeks after Wikileaks associate Arjen Kamphuis disappeared without a trace, a local fisherman has discovered his belongings in a sea in northern Norway, prompting local police to search the water and land around where the items were found, the Daily Mail reports.

Arjen Kamphuis, 47, had been missing since leaving his hotel in the northern Norwegian town of Bodo on Aug. 20. He was staying there while on holiday, but the time had come for him to travel back to his home country, the Netherlands. He had been expected to fly home to Amsterdam on Aug. 22, but Kamphuis didn't show up for his flight, which was set to depart from the Norwegian town of Trondheim, located more than 700 kilometers south of Bodo.

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Kamphuis's belongings were found in the waters of a fjord near Kvaenflaget, some 30 miles east of Bodo. Police have so far refused to comment beyond confirming that the items belonged to Kamphuis.

"Due to the ongoing investigation the police do not at this time wish to release any information about which specific items that have been found," Norwegian police said in a statement on Wednesday.

An avid hiker, Kamphuis disappeared after leaving his hotel in Bodø, Norway on August 20, as we reported earlier this month. He was set to fly out of Trondheim on August 22 after a 10-hour train ride. Wikileaks said that it's possible Kamphuis disappeared on the 10-hour train ride between Bodo and Trondheim, though authorities have claimed he had taken a train from Bodo to the town of Rognan on the day he disappeared.

"The train between the two takes (approximately) 10 hours, suggesting he disappeared either in Bodo, Trondheim or on the train," the organization said.

Judging by a recent tweet claiming that Kamphuis' cellphone was used more than ten days after his disappearance, Wikileaks remains hopeful that Kamphuis will eventually be found alive. Though news of the cellphone's activation has only added to the mystery. His phone was purportedly used near the southwestern city of Stavanger on Aug. 30, which is roughly 1,600 km from Bodo. But authorities could not confirm if it was Kamphuis who had switched the phone on. Both German and Dutch SIM cards had been used by the phone on that day.

So far, authorities have given no indication that foul play was involved in his disappearance.

Police are reportedly examining three theories to explain Kamphuis' disappearance: a voluntary disappearance including a possible suicide, an accident, or a crime.

"We haven't made enough progress in the case to be able to eliminate or confirm any of these three theories," said inspector Bjarte Walla."We are keeping all options open."

However, a friend of Kamphuis has emphasized that his involvement with Wikileaks was "minimal" and that he really only helped the organization with information security to secure its valuable trove of leaked documents. The same friend added that "there were absolutely no signs that he wanted to disappear," claiming instead that he "wanted to live a private life."

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Still, speculation over what's happened to the Assange associate has ranged from "going dark" for a clandestine Wikileaks mission to being killed by agents of the "five eyes" intelligence alliance.

Posters bearing Kamphuis's likeness have begun circulating online:

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High temperatures maintained in the south and east, albeit with showers. Cooler to the north with rain or showers Thursday Isolated showers for the north and far south of Spain and the Balearics but staying dry with spells of sunshine across much of Portugal and Spain. Some sunshine but also showers, locally, heavy in Corsica Sardinia and Italy but dry into the Adriatic. Sunshine for Greece with early showers dying out but showers develop over Turkey, especially in central and northern parts with a risk of thunder. Early rain over the Low Countries and Northern France clears to give some sunshine but heavy showers are likely towards the east and south. Thundery showers for Austria and Switzerland, possibly extending into the south of Poland and Germany but dry with sunny spells further north. Further east and south, including towards the Black Sea coast it will be largely dry and sunny. Rainy over western and southern Norway but dry for much of the time over Scandinavia and the Baltic States, with only isolated showers. Temperatures across Central and Southern Europe typically in the high 20s to low 30s and locally around 35C in the south. Cooling off further north, high teens to low 20s and cooler still for Norther Scandinavia.

Friday Still dry for much of Portugal, Spain and the Balearics with only isolated shower but more significant showers moving into Southern Spain, possibly thundery later. Showers around Corsica and Sardinia at first with showers breaking out for a time across Italy and the Adriatic. Isolated showers for Greece but more showery across Turkey , especially in the north with a risk of thunder. Much of France dry with spells of sunshine but showers in the east and south. Mostly dry with sunshine and only isolated showers in the Low Countries, Northern Germany and Northern Poland but rain or showers, with isolated thunderstorms for Switzerland, Austria and the south of Germany and Poland. Mixed across Scandinavia and the Baltic States, sunshine and showers but with rain into the west and south of Norway and Sweden later. Little change temperature-wise, with the warmth in the south persisting.


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To meet China’s demand, Chile and Argentina are scaling up fish farming. This bodes ill for the Southern Cone's unique and sensitive biodiversity. Español

Chilean salmon farms are looking to boost sales to China (image: Sam Beebe)

Following rapid expansion in neighbouring Chile, Argentina is looking to advance the installation of salmon farms despite the risks intensive production present to its unique and sensitive biodiversity.

The Southern Cone countries are responding to increased demand for salmon globally, with China as a booming new market. The Asian country doubled imports from Chile in the first half of this year, according to official figures.

“China is a very significant market and we are optimistic that it will continue to grow. Consumption is increasing and salmon is already a part of the Chinese diet”, says Arturo Clement, president of SalmonChile, an industry association, and he adds: “For many years, we have been waiting for this to happen”.

Argentina spawns salmon industry

With a close eye on this trend, Argentina has initiated feasibility studies to begin production in the Beagle Channel, a strait in the southernmost Tierra del Fuego region of South America.

The first step will be to evaluate potentially suitable sites for production, according to spokespersons from the Argentine Undersecretary of Fisheries and Aquaculture.

Biodiversity experts and environmental groups see these studies as a mere formality that will be overshadowed by the interest in expanding production in Patagonia, which has lingered for years.

However, biodiversity experts and environmental groups see these studies as a mere formality that will be overshadowed by the interest in expanding production in Patagonia, which has lingered for years.

They also claim the introduction of salmon farms violates the UN’s Convention on Biological Diversity, an international agreement signed by Argentina and Chile prohibiting the introduction of ‘exotic’ species.

“There is a good chance that the salmon farms will be set up. They have the capital and the interested investors. However, we are extremely concerned that moving forward with its development would cause irreversible damage to the environment”, says Alexandra Sapoznikow, coordinator of the Forum for the Conservation of the Patagonian Sea and Areas of Influence.

The introduction of salmon would impact invertebrate organisms unique to the region, such as cold water corals and sponges, experts say.

In Chile and Norway, the world’s leading salmon producers, fish live on a controlled diet based on soybean meal which, when excreted, changes the sea’s chemical composition.

“Each cage can house between 30,000 and 50,000 salmon which defecate all day and contaminate the seabed. The faeces decompose and produce nitrogen and oxygen, altering the quality of the water and leading to the flowering of toxic algae”, says Juan Carlos Cárdenas, director of Chilean NGO EcoOcéanos.

Furthermore, salmon often escape from cages, threatening native fish. “Salmon is not a native species and that brings problems. They are carnivorous, they devour other species in the area, and become predators,” says Estefanía González, oceans coordinator for Greenpeace Chile.

She adds: “Patagonia possesses unique geographical conditions and great environmental diversity. Intense industrial activity involving an exotic species is not compatible with this”.

Argentina and Chile would do well to learn from past experience. A century ago, they introduced trout to Patagonian rivers, primarily for recreational fishing.

Yet uncontrolled breeding meant numbers of the invasive species grew rapidly, leading to devastating impacts on local aquatic ecosystems.

Chile: regional salmon powerhouse

The majority of pink salmon eaten today in Latin America comes from Chilean farms. The country exports two main species: Salmon salar (better known as Atlantic salmon) and the Coho salmon (known as Pacific salmon).

Offical figures show that Chile currently exports 820.000 tons of salmon per year, worth some 4.7 billion dollars. The US, Japan, Brazil and Russia are the largest export destinations, with China growing in prominence having imported 24,000 tons in the first half of this year.

Chilean exports to China are expected to grow in tandem with China’s consumption of other seafood products. Today, China consumes 37% of the world’s seafood and aquatic products, a figure that is expected to exceed 50% within the next decade. 

Cages, for example, are surrounded by nets painted with heavy metals such as copper to prevent the adhesion of marine organisms. These substances are highly toxic and are also harmful to biodiversity.

But there is an inverse relationship with the quality of food imported. “Chile offers a cheaper and poorer quality salmon than Norway”, says Alex Muñoz, director for Latin America of National Geographic’s Pristine Seas initiative. 

“Sales to more demanding markets such as the US are falling, while exports to countries with weaker regulations are steadily growing”.

Other common practices used in salmon production worry environmental groups. Cages, for example, are surrounded by nets painted with heavy metals such as copper to prevent the adhesion of marine organisms. These substances are highly toxic and are also harmful to biodiversity.

Dyes are used to make the salmon meat pink since it is naturally white when produced industrially. Wild salmon, on the other hand, feed on shrimp and crabs, which gives it its particular colour.

Antibiotic consumption

Industrial salmon production can also pose health risks for consumers as a result of exposure to high levels of antibiotics, especially in Chile.

Oceana, an NGO, estimates that by weight, Chile uses almost 700 times more antibiotics than Norway to produce salmon.

While Chile produced 727.8 tons of salmon using 382.5 tons of antibiotics in 2016, the latest year for which data is available, Norway produced nearly twice as much salmon (over 1.233 tons) using just 523 kilos, or half a ton, of antibiotic substances.

According to the Chilean salmon association, salmon reaches consumers without antibiotics, which are used as growth promoters and not to prevent diseases.

They say producers must respect a grace period, during which time fish metabolise the chemical and expel it from the body. However, this does not always happen and antibiotics ingested through eating salmon can generate resistance to them.

For this reason, the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the Food and Agricultural Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) have called on companies to use antibiotics responsibly.

“An exorbitant amount of antibiotics is used and there are no regulations controlling their use. The industry gives healthy salmon antibiotics to keep them from getting sick. In addition, there are problems with inspection and control, which should ensure that the grace period is being respected”, says Cárdenas. “The consumers do not know what they are eating”, he warns.

Large supermarket chains in the US and Canada have in recent years rejected imports of salmon from Chile because of their high levels of antibiotics and food safety concerns.

China introduced imports of Chilean salmon following a half-decade diplomatic conflict with Norway. Meanwhile, concern over food safety has become a hot topic in China, given new regulations enabling trout to be labelled and sold as salmon. 

But while Chile and Argentina look to capitalise on the growth in consumption amid looser regulations in China, other parts of the world are scaling back imports.

Large supermarket chains in the US and Canada have in recent years rejected imports of salmon from Chile because of their high levels of antibiotics and food safety concerns. Moreover, Washington State, in the US recently banned the installation of cultivation centres due their environmental impacts.

For Muñoz, ignoring these moves would be disaster: “Argentina’s Patagonia is one of the last wild and pristine ecosystems in the world.  The country would make a monumental mistake if salmon farming were to be developed.  It is an exotic and invasive species which generates an environmental problem that is difficult to solve”.

This article was previously published by Dialogo Chino and can be read here.

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Some 50,000 to 60,000 people fleeing war and persecution will start a new life and be on track for a new passport in 2018, but it will be the fewest number of refugees resettled globally any year since 2007, UN figures show.

 

The drop is mainly due to President Donald Trump’s administration slashing the US quota. The United States took in 68 percent of the 770,000 refugees permanently resettled in the last 10 years, according to the UN – an average of about 51,000 per year. But, this calendar year, fewer than 10,000 had made the journey to the United States by the end of July.

 

Developing regions host 85 percent of the world’s refugees, according to the UN’s refugee agency UNHCR.

 

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US refugee resettlement system reels from Trump ban

 

With one month to go in the 2017-2018 US financial year, government statistics suggest the United States will have taken in its lowest number of refugees since 1977. A State Department list shows 19,899 arrivals, and non-profit Refugee Council USA predicts a total of 22,000 by the end of September, the fiscal year-end. This number is less than half the reduced ceiling of 45,000 admissions announced by the Trump administration in September 2017. (A UNHCR official explained that the discrepancy between UN and US figures is because the United States also takes cases not referred through the UN refugee agency.)

 

Even with the limits imposed by the Trump administration, the United States will still take in more refugees than any other country. After a temporary increase around the Syrian crisis in 2016, other countries are barely matching their own 10-year averages, and none seem ready to start closing the gap left by US cuts.

 

 

Overall, some 126,000 refugees were given a route to permanent residency and citizenship in a new country in 2016, with Australia, Britain, Canada, and Norway taking in more than ever before. That now looks like a record that will not be surpassed for years.

 

European centrist politicians are reluctant to offer more help to refugees in this political climate for “fear of the populist movements”, explained Pål Nesse, senior advisor at the Norwegian Refugee Council. “We have to step up and do more,” he said, speaking particularly about Europe, while also pointing out that South American, Asian, and Middle Eastern countries could provide more resettlement places.

 

 

Nesse said the failure of rich countries to share the burden weakened their “legitimacy” in talks with developing countries, which “are hosting so many”. Without demonstrating initiative, Western countries cannot counter the accusation of trying to “export the problem”, he added.

 

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There are other paths to citizenship for refugees: Tanzania, for example, has granted citizenship to tens of thousands of long-term refugees from neighbouring Burundi. Germany may, eventually, grant citizenship to some of the hundreds of thousands of refugees it has taken in since 2015.

 

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The seas, lakes and oceans are now pluming deadly hydrogen sulfide and suffocating methane. Hydrogen sulfide is a highly toxic water-soluble heavier-than-air gas and will accumulate in low-lying areas. Methane is slightly more buoyant than normal air and so will be all around, but will tend to contaminate our atmosphere from the top down. These gases are sickening and killing oxygen-using life all around the world, including human life, as our atmosphere is increasingly poisoned. Because both gases are highly flammable and because our entire civilization is built around fire and flammable fuels, this is leading to more fires and explosions. This is an extinction level event and will likely decimate both the biosphere and human population and it is debatable whether humankind can survive this event.




A. More fires and more explosions, especially along the coasts, but everywhere generally.
B. Many more animal die-offs, of all kinds, and especially oceanic species.
C. More multiples of people will be found dead in their homes, as if they'd dropped dead.
D. More corpses found in low-lying areas, all over the world.
E. More unusual vehicular accidents.
F. Improved unemployment numbers as people die off.




Category: Variety Pack

2018-09-11 - Landfill fire breaks out on the outskirts of Gloucester (Britain):
http://www.gloucestershirelive.co.uk/news/gloucester-news/massive-fire-landfill-site-sends-1990769

2018-09-11 - More than 30 vehicles destroyed or damaged by fire while parked in parking garage in Lincoln (Nebraska):
http://kwbe.com/local-news/over-30-cars-damaged-in-unl-parking-garage-fire/
http://www.ketv.com/article/fire-causes-damage-to-more-than-30-vehicles-in-lincoln-parking-garage/23089080
http://www.1011now.com/content/news/Crews-respond-to-fire-in-downtown-Lincoln-parking-garage-492949911.html
http://journalstar.com/news/local/911/up-to-vehicles-damaged-in-fire-at-unl-parking-garage/article_44040a2c-1796-57eb-b2fa-58dffd3bec61.html
http://www.kibz.com/fire-at-unl-parking-garage-leaves-behind-damaged-vehicles/
http://www.facebook.com/ketv7/videos/424384474752547/
http://twitter.com/KETV/status/1039702844826431488

Quote: "A fire in the engine compartment of a 1991 Pontiac Grand Prix caused damage to more than 30 vehicles in a parking garage, Lincoln police said. The fire caused extensive damage to three vehicles and further damage to up to 30 vehicles on the third floor of the garage near 14th and Avery on Tuesday morning."

2018-09-11 - Indonesian Dagger-class fast missile ship 'KRI Rencong-622' bursts into flame, burns and sinks, near coastal Sorong (Indonesia):
http://www.defenseworld.net/news/23330/Indonesian_Navy___s_Missile_Boat_Sinks_after_Catching_Fire
http://www.janes.com/article/82914/indonesia-loses-dagger-class-attack-craft-in-shipboard-fire
http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2018/09/11/indonesian-fast-missile-boat-kri-rencong-622-catches-fire-in-papua-waters.html
http://twitter.com/AsiaMTI/status/1039612041378447360

Quote: "An Indonesian Navy official confirmed that the fast missile boat KRI Rencong-622 caught fire while patrolling the waters of Sorong, West Papua, around 20 miles from the harbor of Navy Command III in Sorong. The vessel sank on Tuesday afternoon."

2018-09-11 - Fishing ship 'Langenes' bursts into flame near coastal Rogaland (Norway), most of the crew evacuated:
http://www.vesseltracker.com/en/Ships/Langenes-8520795.html
http://www.fleetmon.com/maritime-news/2018/23597/norwegian-trawler-fire-14-evacuated-6-remain-board/
http://www.seanews.com.tr/crew-partially-evacuated-after-engine-room-fire/179561/
http://maritimebulletin.net/2018/09/11/norwegian-trawler-on-fire-14-evacuated-6-remain-on-board-north-sea/

Quote: "On Sep 11, 2018, the 'Langenes' caught fire 75 miles off the Rogaland coast. The JRCCC was notified at 3.03 p.m. 15 of the 20 crew members were evacuated by a rescue helicopter and a supply vessel. They were flown to Stavanger Airport at 4.45 p.m.."

Note: These are the 841st and 842nd boats/ships to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-09-11 - Service truck bursts into flame while parked at hotel, fire spreads to 2 more vehicles, in Huntsville (Texas):
http://www.itemonline.com/news/local_news/truck-fire-damages-several-vehicles-in-hotel-parking-lot/article_945ede65-d0bf-5078-8490-b257ec7b6dc0.html
http://www.itemonline.com/multimedia/vehicle-fire-at-hampton-inn/video_e6c86890-b643-11e8-8207-1b7d2093abb0.html

Quote: "According to authorities, the fire started from the front of a service truck at around 7:45 p.m. When fire crews arrived the fire had spread to two other vehicles parked beside the service truck, with all three full engulfed."

2018-09-11 - Two beachfront homes destroyed by fire before 2:30 AM on coastal Vashon Island (Washington):
http://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/fire-on-vashon-island-destroys-two-homes-before-being-put-out/
http://www.vashonbeachcomber.com/news/overnight-fire-claims-two-homes-on-the-west-side/
http://www.kiro7.com/news/local/multiple-homes-burning-on-vashon-island/831349923
http://q13fox.com/2018/09/11/fire-burns-2-waterfront-homes-on-vashon-island/
http://mynorthwest.com/1108997/multiple-homes-burn-on-vashon-island/

2018-09-11 - Paul Beckwith on the consequences of a blue ocean event:
http://arctic-news.blogspot.com/2018/09/blue-ocean-event.html

2018-09-11 - Global hunger levels rising due to extreme weather, UN warns:
http://www.fasterthanexpected.com/2018/09/11/global-hunger-levels-rising-due-to-extreme-weather-un-warns/
http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/sep/11/global-hunger-levels-rising-due-to-extreme-weather-un-warns

Note: Never fear, the US Army has already trained on how to handle the coming food riots. The strategy they trained for did seem to be somewhat bullet-oriented though...




2018-09-11 - Wildfire breaks out near Grizzly Island Wildlife Area in Suisun City (California):
http://www.eastbaytimes.com/2018/09/11/four-alarm-wildfire-burning-near-gizzly-island-in-suisun-city/
http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Firefighters-Battling-Brush-Fire-in-Suisun-City-492984881.html
http://www.mercurynews.com/2018/09/11/four-alarm-wildfire-burning-near-gizzly-island-in-suisun-city/
http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2018/09/11/brush-fire-burns-near-homes-in-suisun-city/

2018-09-11 - Wildfire grows to 53,837 acres along I-5 near Lakehead (California):
http://krcrtv.com/news/shasta-county/delta-fire-tuesday-september-11-remains-5-percent-contained-53311-acres-burned

2018-09-11 - Wildfire breaks out near Seaman Reservoir in Larimer County (Colorado):
http://denver.cbslocal.com/2018/09/11/fire-seaman-reservoir-fort-collins/
http://www.9news.com/article/news/local/smoke-visible-in-fort-collins-from-fire-burning-near-seaman-reservoir/73-593181540
http://denver.cbslocal.com/video/3933118-fire-flares-up-near-seaman-reservoir/
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xBggYP7TIzM

2018-09-11 - Wildfire breaks out near Derby Dam east of Sparks (Nevada):
http://www.kolotv.com/content/news/Brush-fire-shuts-down-I-80-westbound-near-Derby-Dam-492969941.html
http://www.ktvn.com/story/39069075/fire-on-i80-near-derby-dam-causes-closures

2018-09-11 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame, ignites brush fire, on I-5 near Pyramid Lake (California):
http://signalscv.com/2018/09/big-rig-fire-sparks-brush-fire-near-pyramid-lake/
http://www.turnto23.com/news/state/big-rig-fire-on-i-5-near-pyramid-lake-affecting-traffic
http://twitter.com/23ABCNews/status/1039638948044103683

2018-09-11 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-275 near Livonia (Michigan):
http://www.wxyz.com/news/semi-truck-fire-closes-lanes-on-southbound-i-275-past-7-mile
http://wwjnewsradio.radio.com/articles/i-275-still-blocked-after-semi-hauling-batteries-catches-fire
http://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/wayne/2018/09/12/275-livonia-closed-hazmat-batteries/1277351002/
http://livoniafirefighters.com/?zone=/unionactive/view_article.cfm&HomeID=725324

2018-09-11 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at 6 AM on the Indiana Toll Road near Middlebury (Indiana):
http://www.abc57.com/news/semi-trailer-catches-fire-on-indiana-toll-road

2018-09-11 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-80 near Pine Bluffs (Wyoming):
http://www.pinebluffspost.com/story/2018/09/13/news/fire-closes-i-80-monday/6773.html

2018-09-11 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on Churchill Road in Wisbech (Britain):
http://www.wisbechstandard.co.uk/news/wisbech-lorry-fire-under-control-1-5689693
http://www.klfm967.co.uk/news/klfm-news/2682049/update-lorry-bursts-into-flames-in-wisbech/
http://www.peterboroughtoday.co.uk/news/long-delays-after-lorry-catches-fire-in-wisbech-1-8630908

2018-09-11 - Tractor bursts into flame on the A382 in Bovey Tracey (Britain):
http://www.dsfire.gov.uk/News/Newsdesk/IncidentDetail.cfm?IncidentID=49572&siteCategoryId=3&T1ID=26&T2ID=41

Note: These are the 1978th, 1979th, 1980th, 1981st, 1982nd and 1983rd tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-09-11 - Dump truck bursts into flame near East 51st Street and South Lewis Avenue in Tulsa (Oklahoma):
http://www.newson6.com/story/39068823/truck-catches-fire-near-tulsa-highway
http://ktul.com/news/local/tfd-working-to-put-out-a-dump-truck-fire
http://www.fox23.com/news/firefighters-responding-to-truck-fire-in-midtown-tulsa/831411651
http://www.krmg.com/news/local/firefighters-respond-truck-fire-midtown-tulsa/1kIMZgjsQrnaZOlr7ty1LL/
http://www.facebook.com/fox23news/videos/424489838076528/

2018-09-11 - Truck bursts into flame on Churchill Road in Wisbech (Britain):
http://www.cambsfire.gov.uk/news-and-incidents/lorry-fire-wisbech-5674.aspx

2018-09-11 - Campervan, pallets and tires go up in flames at business on Neptune Street in Burnley (Britain):
http://www.lancsfirerescue.org.uk/commercial-fire-in-burnley/
http://www.burnleyexpress.net/news/camper-van-on-fire-in-burnley-commercial-yard-1-9346126

2018-09-11 - Van bursts into flame while parked on Prospect Place in Bristol (Britain):
http://www.bristolpost.co.uk/news/bristol-news/van-catches-fire-middle-busy-1993223
http://www.newslocker.com/en-uk/region/bristol/van-catches-fire-in-the-middle-of-busy-bristol-street/

2018-09-11 - Van bursts into flame on Hodge Lane in Uppertown (Britain):
http://www.matlockmercury.co.uk/news/firefighters-mobilised-to-van-fire-near-matlock-1-9343293
http://www.matlockmercury.co.uk/news/firefighters-mobilised-to-van-fire-near-matlock-1-9343293/amp

2018-09-11 - Two SUVs and motorcycle destroyed by fire while parked in parking lot in Coldwater (Michigan):
http://wtvbam.com/news/articles/2018/sep/12/motorcycle-and-two-suvs-destroyed-by-fire/

2018-09-11 - SUV bursts into flame at intersection in Tyler (Texas):
http://www.kltv.com/story/39071625/emergency-crews-respond-to-vehicle-fire-in-tyler
http://www.newschannel10.com/story/39071625/emergency-crews-respond-to-vehicle-fire-in-tyler
http://www.ktre.com/story/39071625/emergency-crews-respond-to-vehicle-fire-in-tyler
http://www.newswest9.com/story/39071625/emergency-crews-respond-to-vehicle-fire-in-tyler
http://www.kxxv.com/story/39071625/emergency-crews-respond-to-vehicle-fire-in-tyler

2018-09-11 - Car bursts into flame while parked at home, fire spreads to home, in coastal Mobile (Alabama):
http://www.wkrg.com/news/car-fire-spreads-to-house_20180911221554/1435079430
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l4kWiBVWaBk

2018-09-11 - Car bursts into flame on Eldon Road in Appomattox (Virginia):
http://www.timesvirginian.com/news/article_ad152168-b631-11e8-8faa-4b6c921bd548.html

2018-09-11 - Car bursts into flame on I-90 near Albany (New York):
http://www.timesunion.com/news/article/Vehicle-fire-causes-traffic-delays-on-Interstate-13221657.php
http://cbs6albany.com/news/local/car-catches-fire-on-i-90

2018-09-11 - Car bursts into flame while parked at the Peterborough Memorial Centre in Peterborough (Canada):
http://globalnews.ca/news/4442636/peterborough-memorial-centre-parking-lot-truck-fire/

2018-09-11 - Vehicle bursts into flame near New Dorp High School on coastal Staten Island (New York):
http://www.silive.com/eastshore/index.ssf/2018/09/fdny_responds_to_report_of_veh.html

2018-09-11 - Vehicle bursts into flame on street in Mississauga (Canada):
http://www.insauga.com/crews-responding-to-vehicle-fire-in-mississauga

2018-09-11 - Vehicle bursts into flame on Friest Lane in Bicker (Britain):
http://www.spaldingtoday.co.uk/news/vehicle-fire-in-bicker-caused-by-electrical-fault-9044108/

2018-09-11 - Vehicle bursts into flame in Wigton (Britain):
http://www.cumbria.gov.uk/cumbriafire/recent-incidents/

Quote: "Vehicle Fire Wigton(Allerdale) 11 Sep 2018 At 19:01 Firefighters were called to a report of a vehicle fire in Wigton. The crew used 2 Firefighters in breathing apparatus and 2 hose reel jets to extinguish the fire. Crew were at the incident for 25 minutes."

2018-09-11 - RV trailer bursts into flame while parked at property in Pampa (Texas), 1 injured:
http://www.newschannel10.com/story/39071038/pampa-man-hospitalized-after-travel-trailer-fire

2018-09-11 - RV trailer bursts into flame while parked at property in Clarksburg (West Virginia):
http://www.wvnews.com/theet/news/clarksburg-fire-crews-extinguish-camper-fire/article_f3ca4df8-ba71-5624-b1a1-d9627681effe.html

2018-09-11 - Semi trailer bursts into flame while parked at home on South Dome Road in Golden Valley (Arizona):
http://kdminer.com/news/2018/sep/12/fire-burns-semi-trailer-south-dome-road/

2018-09-11 - Auto shop destroyed by fire at 12:46 AM in Portland (Oregon):
http://www.koin.com/news/local/multnomah-county/erick-s-auto-tech-near-total-loss-after-fire/1433641801
http://kval.com/news/local/crews-respond-to-southeast-portland-auto-shop-engulfed-in-flames
http://portlandtribune.com/pt/9-news/405856-304056-two-alarm-blaze-burns-montavilla-auto-shop-
http://www.kptv.com/news/auto-shop-in-se-portland-a-near-total-loss-after/article_d780661e-b5b5-11e8-b4ff-eb4ce1a4ebcc.html
http://www.oregonlive.com/portland/index.ssf/2018/09/se_portland_auto_repair_shop_g.html

2018-09-11 - Barn, equipment and hay destroyed by fire in Fayette County (Iowa):
http://www.kcrg.com/content/news/Authorities-say-Fayette-County-barn-fire-will-burn-for-days-492989511.html
http://www.kwwl.com/story/39070193/2018/09/11/fayette-county-barn-destroyed-in-early-morning-fire
http://wcfcourier.com/news/local/photos-hay-equipment-barn-destroyed-in-fayette-county-fire/article_1c69f212-d4be-55ea-ae20-826ba4a2282b.html
http://kmch.com/blog/2018/09/11/fire-destroys-fayette-county-barn/

2018-09-11 - Inside of tree ignites in Hawnby (Britain):
http://www.northyorksfire.gov.uk/news-events/breaking-news/north_yorks_fire_rescue_service_11th_september_2018

Quote: "1448hrs – Hawnby, Helmsley Helmsley crews were called to a fire in an old tree, in a field. Crews arrived to find a fire well alight inside a tree. A tree surgeon was requested to allow access to the inside of the tree. Crews damped down the tree and will return to reassess a later today."

2018-09-11 - Tree found smoldering at 6:50 AM in Parsonage Park in Handforth (Britain):
http://www.cheshirefire.gov.uk/news-events/incidents/smouldering-tree-in-a-park-in-handforth

Quote: "At around 6.50am firefighters were called to a report of a fire in Parsonage Park on Dean Road in Handforth. On arrival the crew discovered a tree smouldering in the park."

2018-09-11 - Vehicle batteries and pallets go up in flames at auto business in Brockton (Massachusetts):
http://www.enterprisenews.com/news/20180911/wooden-pallets-catch-fire-at-brockton-auto-junkyard
http://brockton.wickedlocal.com/news/20180911/wooden-pallets-catch-fire-at-brockton-auto-junkyard

Quote: "Fire officials reported vehicle batteries were on fire, which then caused wooden pallets to catch fire."

2018-09-11 - Logging and machinery business damaged by fire in Charles City County (Virginia):
http://www.nbc12.com/story/39066150/fire-crews-called-to-logging-machinery-business-fire/

2018-09-11 - Commercial building destroyed by fire before 5:30 AM at Sand Dunes Frontier tourist destination near Florence (Oregon):
http://thesiuslawnews.com/article/fire-consumes-building-at-sand-dunes-frontier
http://kval.com/news/local/fire-burns-building-at-sand-dunes-frontier-south-of-florence-on-hwy-101
http://www.registerguard.com/news/20180911/fire-in-florence-destroys-commercial-building-at-sand-dunes-frontier

2018-09-11 - Church destroyed by fire in Miami Gardens (Florida), near the coast:
http://www.local10.com/news/florida/miami-dade/fire-erupts-at-miami-gardens-church
http://miami.cbslocal.com/2018/09/11/miami-dade-fire-rescue-respond-to-2-alarm-fire-at-greater-new-bethel-baptist-church-in-miami-gardens/
http://www.nbcmiami.com/news/local/Crews-Respond-to-Church-on-Fire-in-Miami-Gardens-492977081.html
http://www.miamiherald.com/latest-news/article218241930.html

2018-09-11 - Secondary school heavily damaged by huge fire in coastal Dundee (Scotland):
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-tayside-central-45492102
http://www.andoveradvertiser.co.uk/news/national/16836497.major-fire-closes-dundee-secondary-school/
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/pa/article-6159605/Secondary-school-badly-damaged-fire-remain-closed-time.html
http://www.andoveradvertiser.co.uk/news/national/16837303.secondary-school-badly-damaged-by-fire-to-remain-closed-for-some-time/

2018-09-11 - Warehouse and other businesses destroyed by fire at midnight on Ashenheim Road in coastal St Andrew on the island of Jamaica:
http://jamaica-gleaner.com/article/news/20180911/massive-fire-destroys-businesses-aong-ashenheim-road
http://jamaica-gleaner.com/article/news/20180911/ashenheim-road-st-andrew-closed

2018-09-11 - Radio station destroyed by fire in Jinja (Uganda), near Lake Victoria:
http://www.newvision.co.ug/new_vision/news/1485507/destroys-radio-station-jinja

2018-09-11 - Mobile home heavily damaged by fire in Desert Hot Springs (California):
http://www.kesq.com/news/three-displaced-by-fire-at-desert-hot-springs-mobile-home-park/793571675

2018-09-11 - Home heavily damaged by basement fire in Penfield (Illinois):
http://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/2018-09-11/no-one-hurt-penfield-house-fire-causes-extensive-damage.html

2018-09-11 - Home heavily damaged by fire on Creek Road in coastal Keansburg (New Jersey), 1 injured:
http://www.app.com/story/news/local/emergencies/2018/09/12/man-burned-trying-put-out-fire-keansburg-home/1277551002/

2018-09-11 - Home destroyed by fire at Ocean Lakes Family Campground in coastal Myrtle Beach (South Carolina):
http://www.myrtlebeachonline.com/news/local/article218208740.html
http://wpde.com/news/local/hcfr-working-to-douse-a-structure-fire-on-kings-highway
http://www.wbtw.com/news/grand-strand/horry-county-fire-other-fire-crews-respond-to-2-alarm-structure-fire-at-ocean-lakes-campground/1434662778

2018-09-11 - Multi-family home damaged by garage fire at 2:49 AM in Appleton (Wisconsin):
http://www.postcrescent.com/story/news/2018/09/11/appleton-townhouse-fire-displaces-10-people/1266227002/

2018-09-11 - Fourplex apartment building heavily damaged by fire at 3:20 AM in Maplewood (New Jersey), 2 injured:
http://www.nj.com/essex/index.ssf/2018/09/woman_her_son_rescued_as_fire_tears_through_apartm.html

2018-09-11 - Apartment building damaged by fire at 2:45 AM in Dunbar (Virginia), 2 injured:
http://www.wsaz.com/content/news/Woman-infant-hurt-in-fire-492927531.html

2018-09-11 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire in Smyrna (Georgia), nobody there:
http://www.cbs46.com/story/39071657/apartment-complex-damaged-after-units-catch-fire
http://www.kxxv.com/story/39071657/apartment-complex-damaged-after-units-catch-fire
http://www.live5news.com/story/39071657/apartment-complex-damaged-after-units-catch-fire

Quote: "No one was home in the 10 units at the time of the fire and no other buildings were damaged,"

2018-09-11 - Deadly fire burns home in Knoxville (Illinois), 1 killed:
http://www.pjstar.com/news/20180912/knoxville-man-dies-in-house-fire
http://www.galesburg.com/news/20180912/knoxville-man-dies-in-house-fire

2018-09-11 - Vacant home burns shortly after 5 AM in Springfield (Missouri):
http://www.ktts.com/news/local-news/flames-damage-home-in-north-springfield
http://www.ky3.com/content/news/Fire-damages--492942271.html

2018-09-11 - Two vacant homes burn in Cleveland (Ohio):
http://www.cleveland19.com/story/39072141/cleveland-firefighters-stamp-out-pair-of-house-fires-on-citys-west-side-injury-reported/




2018-09-11 - Another 7 seals wash ashore dead on the coast of Maine:
http://bangordailynews.com/2018/09/11/news/midcoast/more-dead-seals-are-washing-up-on-maine-coast/

2018-09-11 - Rescue dog, 8, suddenly dies in coastal West Palm Beach (Florida):
http://cbs12.com/news/local/west-palm-beach-fire-k9-found-dead

Quote: "A West Palm Beach Fire Rescue K9, on standby for deployment to Hurricane Florence, died suddenly, the department said Tuesday."




2018-09-11 - Three girls, 8, 10 and 12, die after being pulled from pond in Badabila (India):
http://odishatv.in/odisha/three-minors-of-a-family-drown-in-pond-320961
http://odishasuntimes.com/two-sisters-cousin-drown-in-pond-while-taking-bath-in-odisha/
http://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/three-sisters-drown-in-village-pond-118091100429_1.html
http://www.odishabytes.com/three-sisters-drown-pond-mayurbhanj/
http://kalingatv.com/state/3-sisters-drown-in-mayurbhanj/

2018-09-11 - Four girls found dead in water near Munger (India):
http://zeenews.india.com/bihar/four-minor-girls-drown-in-a-water-body-in-bihar-2140181.html
http://www.eenaduindia.com/states/south/bihar/others/2018/09/11145455/Four-minor-girls-drown-in-a-water-body-in-Bihar.vpf
http://www.uniindia.com/four-girls-drown-in-ganga-river/states/news/1347449.html




2018-09-11 - Passenger, man, dies on passenger plane, plane makes emergency landing in Vilnius (Lithuania):
http://www.baltic-course.com/eng/transport/?doc=143248

Quote: "A Boeing 757 plane made an emergency landing in Vilnius on Tuesday after a male passenger died aboard the aircraft, reported LETA/BNS. The Boeing 757 landed in Vilnius Airport at 3:23 p.m., Marius Zelenius, head of communications at Lietuvos Oro Uostai (Lithuanian Airports), told. It was met by an emergency medical crew, but the man was already dead."

2018-09-11 - College grad student, man, 38, has 'medical emergency' and collapses in class, dies shortly later, in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania):
http://www.thedp.com/article/2018/09/student-death-graduate-master-of-social-work-social-policy-philadelphia-perelman

Quote: "Driver, 38, suffered a 'medical emergency' during class in the course 'Foundations of Social Work Practice 1,' according to the email, after which his classmates and faculty members contacted emergency professionals and Penn's student-run Medical Emergency Response Team. Driver died later at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center."

2018-09-11 - Man, 32, has heart attack while driving, dies shortly later, SUV crashes around, in coastal Canarsie, Brooklyn (New York):
http://bklyner.com/heart-attack-crash-canarsie/
http://patch.com/new-york/brownsville/canarsie-driver-dies-veering-oncoming-traffic-cops-say

Quote: "A Brooklyn man suffered a fatal heart attack behind the wheel last night on Flatlands Road, crashing his SUV into multiple cars, police confirmed."

Quote: "Last month, a Bronx man suffered a heart attack behind the wheel in Bed-Stuy and died, though no other cars were involved in the crash."

2018-09-11 - Trucker, man, slumps over dead in his big rig at rest area along I-75 near Hamilton (Ohio):
http://www.journal-news.com/news/truck-driver-found-dead-semi-cab-rest-area-butler-county/kYJZKtzzH7BDMoIJpKMIhI/

Quote: "'It looks like he fell asleep in his sleeper cab and may have had a medical issue,' Sgt. Chris Crisafi of the Ohio Highway Patrol’s Hamilton post said."

2018-09-11 - Man, 83, found dead in Otter Lake north of Stanley (Wisconsin):
http://wqow.com/news/top-stories/2018/09/11/body-found-in-chippewa-county-lake/

Quote: "They believe he had some sort of medical emergency, which caused him to fall into the water."

2018-09-11 - Man found dead in the Wicomico River in Salisbury (Maryland):
http://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/maryland/articles/2018-09-12/police-nothing-suspicious-about-body-found-in-river
http://www.delmarvanow.com/story/news/local/maryland/2018/09/11/salisbury-crews-respond-water-rescue-wicomico-river/1267278002/

2019-09-11 - Man, 57, found dead in the water near boat ramp at Lake Martin (Alabama):
http://www.wsfa.com/2018/09/12/body-pulled-lake-martin-tuesday-morning/
http://www.oanow.com/news/crime_courts/body-found-in-lake-martin-near-kowaliga-area/article_ba7ea2e4-b6d0-11e8-ac5d-5ba2939e16e9.html
http://www.alexcityoutlook.com/2018/09/12/body-found-near-kowaliga-boat-ramp/

2018-09-11 - Woman, 40, dies in the water at coastal Clearwater Beach (Florida):
http://www.tampabay.com/news/publicsafety/Body-found-of-swimmer-who-went-missing-off-Clearwater-Beach_171688790
http://www.wfla.com/news/pinellas-county/search-underway-for-missing-tourist-last-seen-swimming-at-clearwater-beach/1434061696

2018-09-11 - College student, man, falls off parking garage and dies at Seton Hall University in South Orange (New Jersey), possible toppler:
http://patch.com/new-jersey/southorange/seton-hall-student-hurt-after-fall-parking-deck-officials
http://hackensack.dailyvoice.com/police-fire/seton-hall-university-student-killed-in-parking-garage-plunge/741880/
http://www.nj.com/essex/index.ssf/2018/09/student_dies_in_fall_from_parking_deck_at_seton_hall_university.html
http://www.tapinto.net/towns/morristown/articles/morristown-resident-dies-after-fall-from-parking-deck-seton-hall-university-says

2018-09-11 - Man, 25 to 35, found dead near gas station near Belleville in St. Clair County (Illinois):
http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/decomposed-body-discovered-behind-belleville-gas-station/article_9e061149-0ccb-537e-8653-7f495ba0dac2.html
http://www.kmov.com/news/decomposed-body-found-behind-belleville-gas-station/article_c0e30058-b62b-11e8-9deb-9bde987eb794.html
http://fox2now.com/2018/09/11/decomposed-body-found-behind-gas-station-in-st-clair-county/
http://www.ksdk.com/article/news/local/badly-decomposed-body-found-in-belleville/63-593213622

2018-09-11 - Man, 71, found dead in Little Carr Creek in Columbia (Illinois):
http://www.kmov.com/news/missing-monroe-county-man-found-dead-in-creek/article_2f7a69ea-b61b-11e8-a6dd-abbfa9c22377.html
http://fox2now.com/2018/09/11/authorities-searching-for-missing-71-year-old-columbia-il-man/
http://www.bnd.com/news/local/article218252030.html

2019-09-11 - Airman, man, 24, found dead at Grand Forks Air Force Base (North Dakota):
http://www.grandforksherald.com/news/government-and-politics/4497825-airman-dies-grand-forks-air-force-base-cause-death-under
http://www.airforcetimes.com/news/your-air-force/2018/09/12/airmen-dies-at-grand-forks-air-force-base/
http://www.valleynewslive.com/content/news/Airman-at-the-Grand-Forks-Air-Force-Base-found-dead-493053931.html

2018-09-11 - Man, 53, has 'medical issue' at jail, dies shortly later, in coastal Ventura (California):
http://citizensjournal.us/inmate-death-at-pre-trial-detention-facility/
http://www.vcstar.com/story/news/local/communities/ventura/2018/09/12/ventura-county-jail-inmate-dies-authorities-investigating-cause/1286654002/

2018-09-11 - Man, 31, found dead on the shore of Lake Ontario in Pickering (Canada), empty 'ghost boat' found first:
http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2018/09/11/body-found-in-pickering-believed-to-be-that-of-missing-toronto-boater-kevin-wong.html
http://www.cp24.com/news/body-found-on-shore-of-lake-ontario-in-pickering-believed-to-be-missing-fisherman-1.4088765
http://globalnews.ca/news/4440277/body-found-petticoat-creek-conservation-area-pickering/

Quote: "The body of a man found Tuesday morning on the Lake Ontario shore in Pickering is believed to be that of a man who went missing last week, police say. A search began for Kevin Wong, 31, of Toronto after his boat was found beached at Rotary Park in Ajax around midday last Thursday."

2018-09-11 - Passenger, 68, dies on cruise ship in coastal Argostoli (Greece):
https://www.vesseltracker.com/en/Ships/Costa-Deliziosa-9398917.html

Quote: "In the morning of Sep 11, the Port Authority of Kefallinia was informed by the naval agency of the 'Costa Deliziosa' about the death of a 68-year-old passenger. The cruise ship berthed at the port of Argostoli, where the body was transferred to the General Hospital of Kefallinia."

2018-09-11 - Middle-aged man drops dead at home in coastal Nassau (Bahamas):
http://bahamaspress.com/2018/09/11/bahamian-tech-firms-managing-director-found-dead-inside-his-home-this-afternoon/

Quote: "Police had initially reported his death as a suicide incident. However, after a closer examination of the scene, they are now reporting his death as a 'Sudden Death Incident'."

2018-09-11 - Man, 36, found dead at prison in Salford (Britain):
http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/prisoner-found-dead-forest-bank-15142438

Quote: "It is the second death in custody at Forest Bank in two months. In July, a 50-year-old suffered a medical episode shortly before passing away."




2018-09-11 - Man in his 30s has 'medical issue', pickup truck crashes into pole, in Leominster (Massachusetts), 1 injured:
http://www.telegram.com/news/20180911/driver-loses-control-of-vehicle-and-crashes-during-medical-emergency-in-leominster
http://www.leominsterchamp.com/news/20180912/driver-loses-control-of-vehicle-and-crashes-during-medical-emergency-in-Leominster

Quote: "Police said a man in his 30s experienced a medical issue which caused him to lose control of his pickup truck on Mechanic Street around 7:15 p.m. Tuesday night. The truck collided with a utility pole, and the man was taken by ambulance to UMass Memorial Medical Center - University Campus in Worcester."

2018-09-11 - Woman, 44, has 'medical emergency', pickup truck crashes off road, near Burns (Oregon), 1 killed:
http://pdxfanews.blogspot.com/2018/09/driver-believed-to-have-suffered.html

Quote: "The vehicle was located off Hwy 20 through a fence and into a field which caused little damage to the vehicle. Baker was located deceased in the vehicle. It is believed that Baker suffered a medical emergency which caused her to drive off the road."

Note: Not much damage to the truck so she probably slumped over dead while driving then crashed lightly off the road...

2018-09-11 - Police officer has 'medical event', police car crashes into 4 vehicles, in coastal Dunedin (New Zealand), 2+ injured:
http://www.newshub.co.nz/home/new-zealand/2018/09/school-bus-and-police-car-collide-in-four-vehicle-crash-in-dunedin.html
http://www.odt.co.nz/news/dunedin/york-pl-crash-officer-may-have-had-medical-event
http://www.msn.com/en-nz/news/national/police-officer-suffers-medical-event-in-five-vehicle-crash/ar-BBNcAqE
http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/107010644/police-car-collides-with-school-bus-in-central-dunedin
http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/107066974/police-officer-and-woman-remain-in-hospital-after-five-vehicle-crash

Quote: "A police officer is believed to have suffered a medical event colliding into four other vehicles in Dunedin."

2018-09-11 - Driver has 'medical event', car crashes at school, in Riverton (Wyoming):
http://county10.com/one-vehicle-crash-in-front-of-aspen-park-elementary-school-tuesday-morning/

Quote: "Both were checked by EMS with non-life threatening injuries, however the accident was caused by a medical issue."

2018-09-11 - US Air Force T-38 Talon jet veers off runway at takeoff near Wichita Falls (Texas), pilots eject, both injured:
http://www.statesman.com/news/national/jet-crashes-sheppard-air-force-base-injured/687LgwhFBP8IwG2YDHoK7J/
http://www.fox23.com/news/oklahoma/2-pilots-eject-when-air-force-jet-veers-off-runway-in-texas/831644196
http://www.kswo.com/story/39068466/update-safb-releases-names-of-pilots-involved-in-tuesday-morning-incident
http://www.koco.com/article/vance-air-force-base-pilot-hospitalized-after-ejecting-from-aircraft-in-texas/23087442
http://dfw.cbslocal.com/2018/09/11/2-pilots-eject-when-air-force-jet-veers-off-runway/
http://www.wpxi.com/video?videoId=831567179&videoVersion=1.0

Quote: "It was not immediately clear what caused Tuesday’s accident. Unidentified sources told the Times Record News that one of the jet’s tires blew out, causing the pilots to lose control of the aircraft."

2018-09-11 - Small plane crashes into marshy area at landing strip in the Florida Everglades (Florida):
http://www.fox4now.com/news/local-news/small-plane-crash-lands-near-remote-landing-strip-in-collier-county

2018-09-11 - Small plane crashes in Glacier National Park east of Revelstoke (Canada), 2 killed:
http://www.trailtimes.ca/news/rcmp-identify-wreckage-and-recover-remains-of-november-plane-crash-near-revelstoke/
http://www.peninsulanewsreview.com/news/rcmp-identify-wreckage-and-recover-remains-of-november-plane-crash-near-revelstoke/
http://www.langleyadvance.com/news/rcmp-identify-wreckage-and-recover-remains-of-november-plane-crash-near-revelstoke/
http://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/remains-found-at-b-c-plane-crash-site-rcmp-say-1.4090581

2018-09-11 - Two passenger buses collide head-on between Mahendranagar and Darchula (Nepal), 19 injured:
http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/database/index.php?pageid=event_desc&edis_id=VI-20180911-64603-NPL

2018-09-11 - Passenger bus crashes off road in Telangana (India), 55 killed, 33 injured:
http://www.pressdemocrat.com/news/8727986-181/bus-accident-in-south-india
http://www.yahoo.com/news/officials-bus-crash-south-india-kills-least-23-083816321.html
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/bus-crash-south-india-pilgrims-hindu-temple-ram-nath-kovind-a8532846.html

2018-09-11 - Tractor trailer and pickup truck crash on the 210 Freeway near Lake Avenue in Pasadena (California), 1 kille
          Watch Low’s Restless, Cascading Video for “Rome (Always in the Dark),” from Their Extraordinary New Album 'Double Negative' Out This Week      Cache   Translate Page      

The band’s international tour schedule in support of Double Negative has been extended with new, headlining North American dates for 2019.

Low have shared a new video for “Rome (Always in the Dark)” which was directed by Aaron Anderson and Eric Timothy Carlson. The collage-like video accentuates the intense nature of the track, an insistent march forcing its way through the din of the album with a damn-the-torpedoes tenacity. “Let’s turn this thing up before they take us out…”

Low’s Double Negative will be available on CD/LP/DL/CS worldwide this Friday, September 14th through megamart.subpop.com and select independent retailers. The album cover for Double Negative was created by longtime collaborator, English artist, Peter Liversidge.


Low Tour Dates + Ticket Links

Low’s international tour schedule for 2018/19, which begins with a three-night stand September 19th-21st, 2018 at National Sawdust in New York City, has been extended through March 23rd, 2019, ending with a show at Velour Live Music Gallery in Provo, Utah. The new, 10-date extension includes stops in Denver, Santa Fe, Phoenix, Tijuana, Los Angeles, Portland, and Seattle.

2018 Tour Dates
Sep. 19 - New York, NY - National Sawdust
Sep. 20 - New York, NY - National Sawdust
Sep. 21 - New York, NY - National Sawdust
Sep. 29 - Lisbon, PT - Lisboa ao Vivo
Oct. 01 - De Compostela Santiago, ES - Sala Capitol
Oct. 02 - Madrid, ES - Sala But
Oct. 03 - Barcelona, ES - Fabra i Coats
Oct. 05 - Milan, IT - Teatro Dal Verme
Oct. 06 - Zurich, CH - Bogen F
Oct. 08 - Leipzig, DE - UT Connewitz
Oct. 09 - Berlin, DE - Festsaal Kreuzberg
Oct. 10 - Bochum, DE - Christuskirche Bochum
Oct. 11 -  Brussels, BE -  Orangerie (at Botanique)
Oct. 12 - Amsterdam, NL - Paradiso
Oct. 13 - Paris, FR - La Gaîté Lyrique
Oct. 15 - Bristol, UK - Trinity
Oct. 16 - Manchester, UK - Manchester Cathedral
Oct. 17 - Dublin, IE - Vicar Street
Nov. 02 - St. Paul, MN - The Fitz
Nov. 05 - Detroit, MI - El Club
Nov. 06 - Toronto, ON - Great Hall
Nov. 08 - Montreal, QC - La Sala Rosa
Nov. 09 - Boston, MA - Brighton Music Hall
Nov. 10 - Philadelphia, PA - Underground Arts
Nov. 12 - Washington, DC U Street Music Hall
Nov. 13 - Pittsburgh, PA - The Funhouse
Nov. 14 - Cleveland, OH - Grog Shop
Nov. 15 - Grand Rapids, MI - Pyramid Scheme
Nov. 16 - Chicago, IL - Rockefeller Chapel
Nov. 17 - Madison, WI - High Noon Saloon
 
2019 Tour Dates
Jan. 29 - Glasgow, UK - Tramway
Jan. 30 - Birmingham, UK - Birmingham Town Hall
Jan. 31 - Brighton, UK - St. George’s Church Brighton
Feb. 01 - London, UK - Barbican
Feb. 02 - Kortrijk, BE - De Kreun
Feb. 04 - Groningen, NL - Vera
Feb. 05 - Erlangen, DE - E-Werk (Erlangen)
Feb. 06 - Cologne, DE - Kulturkirche Köln
Feb. 07 - Frankfurt, DE - Sankt Peter
Feb. 08 - Hamburg, DE - Uebel & Gefährlich
Feb. 09 - Aarhus, DK - Voxhall
Feb. 11 - København, DK - The Koncerthuset - Studie 2
Feb. 12 - Gothenburg, SE - Pustervik
Feb. 13 - Oslo - Norway - Parkteatret
Feb. 14 - Stockholm, SE - Kagelbanan (Small Room)
Mar. 08 - Denver, CO - Globe Hall
Mar. 09 - Santa Fe, NM - Meow Wolf
Mar. 11 -  Phoenix, AZ - Valley Bar
Mar. 12 - Tustin, CA - Marty’s On Newport
Mar. 13 - Tijuana, MX - Moustache
Mar. 15 - Los Angeles, CA - Lodge Room
Mar. 16 - San Francisco, CA - Great American Music Hall
Mar. 18 - Portland, OR - Star Theater
Mar. 19 - Vancouver, BC - Imperial
Mar. 20 - Seattle, WA - Neumos
Mar. 23 - Provo, UT -  Velour Live Music Gallery    


          WAARAB WAMFUATA MAKAMBO YANGA      Cache   Translate Page      

Siku za mshambuliaji wa Yanga Mkongomani, Heritier Makambo za kuendelea kubaki kukipiga Jangwani huenda zikawa zinahesabika baada ya baadhi za klabu za nje ya nchi kupiga hodi kuwania saini yake.

Makambo ni kati ya wachezaji waliosajiliwa na Yanga msimu huu wa Ligi Kuu Bara baada ya kocha mkuu wa timu hiyo raia wa DR Congo, Mwinyi Zahera kumpendekeza kutokana na kuvutiwa naye kwenye majaribio.

Mshambuliaji huyo hadi hivi sasa tayari amefunga mabao nane tangu ajiunge na Yanga kati ya hao mawili ya mashindano na mengine sita katika michezo ya kirafiki.

Inaelezwa tayari mawakala watano kutoka kwenye nchi tatu za Uarabuni na mbili za Ulaya ikiwemo Sweden na Norway wameshaonyesha nia ya kumtaka mchezaji huyo.
Mtoa taarifa huyo alisema, mawakala hao wamemfuata mchezaji huyo na kuwapa maelekezo ya kuzungumza na viongozi kabla ya kumfuata yeye kutokana na kubanwa na mkataba wa miaka miwili ya kuichezea Yanga.

“Uwezekano wa Makambo wa kudumu kwa kipindi kirefu kuendelea kuichezea Yanga ni mdogo sana ni baada ya baadhi za klabu kutoka nje ya nchi zikiwemo za Uarabuni na Ulaya kuonyesha nia ya kumsajili.
“Huo mkataba wenyewe wa miaka miwili aliosaini Yanga sijui kama ataumaliza kutokana na yeye mwenyewe ndoto alizoziweka za kupiga hesabu ya kucheza soka Ulaya.”

Alipotafutwa Makambo kuzungumzia hilo alisema kuwa: “Mimi ni mchezaji mwenye ndoto nyingi ikiwemo ya kucheza soka la kulipwa ambayo ni lazima niitimize nikiwa Yanga.

“Zipo baadhi za klabu zinaonyesha nia ya kunihitaji kwa kunipa ofa kutoka nje ya nchi ambazo nimewaambia nina mkataba na Yanga, hivyo vema zikafanya mazungumzo nao kabla ya kuja kwangu,” alisema Makambo aliyeibuka kuwa kipenzi cha Yanga.

CHANZO: CHAMPIONI

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Aker BP, a partner in Norway's giant Johan Sverdrup oilfield, expects a fast ramp-up of production when the initial development phase ends in late 2019, its chief executive said on Thursday."I think it will be done in a few months, because the production per well is so high," Karl Johnny Hersvik tol
          Norway police find missing WikiLeaks associate's kayak      Cache   Translate Page      
Norwegian police on Thursday said they have found a kayak they believe belonged to a missing WikiLeaks associate who disappeared in mysterious circumstances three weeks ago.
          David Boddie - Updates (Full Articles): Return to Limbo      Cache   Translate Page      

After an unsatisfactory period of employment in March this year I took some time to reflect on the technologies I use, trying to learn about more systems and languages that I had only superficially explored. In the period immediately after leaving employment I wanted to try and get back into technologies like Inferno with the idea, amongst others, of porting it to an old netbook-style device I had acquired at the end of 2017. The problem was that I was in a different country to my development system, so any serious work would have to wait until I could access it again. In the meantime I thought about my brief exposure to the world of Qt in yet another work environment – specialisation can be an advantage when finding work but can also limit your opportunities to expand your horizons – and I wondered about other technologies I had missed out on over the years. I had previously explored Android development in an attempt to see what was interesting about it, but it was time to try something different.

Ready, Steady

Being very comfortable with Python as a development language during the late 1990s and 2000s had probably made me a bit lazy when it came to learning other programming languages. However, having experimented with my own flavour of Python, and being unimpressed by the evolution of the Python language, I considered making a serious attempt to learn Go with the idea that it might be a desirable skill to have. Many years ago I was asked to be a proofreader for Mark Summerfield's Programming in Go textbook but found it difficult to find the time outside work to do that, so I didn't manage to learn much of the language. This time, I worked through A Tour of Go, which I found quite rewarding even if I wasn't quite sure how to express what I wanted in some of the exercises — I often felt that I was guessing rather than figuring out exactly how a type should be defined, for example.

When the time came to pack up and return to Norway I considered whether I wanted to continue writing small examples in Go and porting some of my Python modules. It didn't feel all that comfortable or intuitive to write in Go, though I realise that it simply takes practice to gain familiarity. Despite this, it was worth taking some time to get an overview of the basics of Go for reasons that I'll get to later.

An Interlude

As mentioned earlier, I was interested in setting up Inferno on an old netbook – an Efika MX Smartbook – and had already experimented with running the system in its hosted form on top of Debian GNU/Linux. Running hosted Inferno is a nice way to get some experience using the system and seems to be the main way it is used these days. Running the system natively requires porting it to the specific hardware in use, and I knew that I could use the existing code for U-Boot, FreeBSD and Linux as a reference at the very least. So, the task would be to take hardware-specific code for the i.MX51 platform and adapt it to use the conventions of the Inferno porting layer. Building from the ground up, there are a few ports of Inferno to other ARM devices that could be used as foundations for a new port.

One of the things that made it possible for me to consider starting a port of Inferno to the Smartbook was the existing work that had gone into porting FreeBSD to the device. This included a port of U-Boot that enabled the LCD screen to be used to show the boot console instead of requiring a debug cable that is no longer available. This made it much easier to test “bare metal” programs and gain experience with modifying U-Boot, as well as using its API to access the keyboard and screen. Slowly, I built up a set of programs to work out how I might boot into Inferno while using the U-Boot API to allow the operating system to access the framebuffer console.

As you might expect, booting Inferno involves a lot of C code and some assembly language. It also involves modules written in Limbo, a language from the C programming language family that is an ancestor of Go. At a certain point in the boot process – see lecture 10 of this course for details – Inferno runs a Limbo module to perform some system-specific initialisation, and it's useful to know how to write Limbo code beyond simply copying and pasting lines of code from other ports.

Visiting Limbo

At this point the time spent learning the basics of Go proved to be useful, though maybe only in the sense that aspects of Limbo seemed more familiar to me than they might have done if I had never looked at Go. I wrote a few lines of code to help set up devices for the booting system and check that some simple features worked. By this time I had started looking at Limbo for its own sake, not just as something I had to learn to get Inferno working.

There are a lot of existing programs written in Limbo, though it's not always obvious where to find them. The standard introductions, A Descent into Limbo by Brian Kernighan and The Limbo Programming Language by Dennis Ritchie contain example programs, but many practical programs can be found in the Inferno repository itself inside the appl directory, which is where the sources reside for Limbo applications and libraries. I linked to some other resources in my first article about Inferno.

While there are a few resources already available, I wanted to experiment a bit on my own and get a feel for the language. As a result I started to write a collection of small example programs that tested my intuitions about how certain features of the language worked. Over time it became more natural to write programs in Limbo, especially if they used features like threads and channels to delegate work and coordinate how it is performed. Since Limbo was inspired by communicating sequential processes and designed with threading in mind, threads are a built-in feature of the language, so using them is fairly painless compared to their counterparts in languages like Python and C. Using channels to communicate between threads is fairly intuitive, though it can take time to become accustomed to the syntax and control structures.

Outside the Inferno

While Limbo's natural environment is Inferno, the ability to run Inferno as a hosted environment in another operating system makes it possible to experiment with the language fairly conveniently. However, if you want to edit programs in Inferno's graphical environment then you might find it takes some effort to adapt to it, especially if you already have a favourite editor or integrated development environment. As a result, it might be desirable to edit programs in the host operating system and copy them into the hosted Inferno environment. To enable more rapid prototyping I created a tool to automate the process of transferring and compiling a Limbo file to a standalone application, but the way it works is a bit more complicated than that sounds.

Inspired by Chris Double's article on Bundling Inferno Applications and the resources he drew from, the tool I wrote automates the process of building a custom hosted Inferno installation. This seems excessive for the purpose of building a standalone application, though it is important to realise that Limbo programs are relying on features of the Inferno platform, such as the Dis virtual machine, even when they are running on another operating system. By controlling exactly what is built we can ensure that we only include features that a standalone application will need — we can also run strip on the executable afterwards to reduce its size even further.

With a tool to make standalone executables that can run on the host system, it becomes interesting to think about how we might combine the interesting features of Limbo (and its own packaged Inferno) with the libraries and services provided by the host operating system. However, that's a topic for another article.

Categories: Limbo, Inferno, Free Software


          Summer Internship 2019 - IT - Hydro Aluminum - Norway, PE      Cache   Translate Page      
Hydro is present within all market segments for aluminium, with sales and trading activities throughout the value chain serving more than 30,000 customers....
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Hydro is present within all market segments for aluminium, with sales and trading activities throughout the value chain serving more than 30,000 customers....
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          Norwegians Place 1,000 Pre-Orders For BMW iX3 In Under 2 Weeks      Cache   Translate Page      
Already around 1,000 individuals have pre-ordered the upcoming BMW iX3. The BMW iX3 is a new all-electric model, scheduled for market launch in 2020. The concept version was equipped with a 70 kWh battery for 400 km (250 miles) of WLTP range and 200 kW electric motor. Since opening reservations in Norway on September 1 (with […]
          PGNiG startuje w kolejnym wyścigu o złoża Norwegii      Cache   Translate Page      

Zainteresowanie norweskimi złożami gazu i ropy nie maleje. Do norweskiego Ministerstwa Ropy Naftowej i Energii wpłynęły wnioski od firm naftowych o przyznanie kolejnych pozwoleń na poszukiwania i wydobycie ropy i gazu na norweskim szelfie kontynentalnym. Wśród zainteresowanych jest PGNiG Upstream Norway, spółka należąca do Grupy PGNiG. Duże zainteresowanie złożami w Norwegii Do 4 września spółki […]

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          Amid ocean heatwave, Gulf of Maine experiences record temperatures in 2018 – “We’ve set 10 daily temperature records this summer, after setting 18 this winter”      Cache   Translate Page      

Gulf of Maine sea surface temperatures, 1981-2017. Graphic: Gulf of Maine Research Institute

By Patrick Whittle
30 August 2018

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) – The waters off of New England are already warming faster than most of the world’s oceans, and they are nearing the end of one of the hottest summers in their history.

That is the takeaway from an analysis of summer sea surface temperatures in the Gulf of Maine by a marine scientist with the Gulf of Maine Research Institute in Portland. The average sea surface temperature in the gulf was nearly 5 degrees Fahrenheit above the long-term average during one 10-day stretch in August, said the scientist, Andy Pershing, who released the work Thursday.

8 August 2018 was the second warmest day in recorded history in the gulf, and there were other sustained stretches this summer that were a few degrees higher than the average from 1982 to 2011, Pershing said. He characterized this year as “especially warm” even for a body of water that he and other scientists previously identified as warming faster than 99 percent of the global ocean.

“We’re seeing really unusual conditions all over the planet this year. Wildfires and heatwaves. Unusual conditions. The Gulf of Maine is part of that story,” Pershing said.

The Gulf of Maine is a body of water that resembles a dent in the coastal Northeast, and it touches Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Atlantic Canada. It’s the nerve center of the U.S. lobster fishing industry, an important feeding ground for rare North Atlantic right whales and a piece of ocean that has attracted much attention in recent years because of its rapid warming.

The gulf warmed at a rate of about 0.1 degrees Fahrenheit over the past 30 years, which is more than three times the global average, Pershing said. That rate has jumped to more than seven times the global average in the past 15 years, he said. [more]

Waters off New England in midst of record year for warmth


30 August 2018 (GMRI) – As many are now aware, the Gulf of Maine is one of the fastest-warming ocean ecosystems on the planet, according to scientists at the Gulf of Maine Research Institute. Over the last 30 years, the Gulf of Maine warmed at a rate of 0.06°C per year (0.11°F per year) — more than three times the global average. Over the last 15 years, this region has warmed at more than seven times the global average rate. At both time scales, the Gulf of Maine warmed faster than 99% of the global ocean.

This year has been especially warm, and scientists at GMRI are now saying the Gulf of Maine officially experienced its second warmest-ever day on 8 August 2018. On that day, the average sea surface temperature in the Gulf of Maine reached 20.52°C (68.93°F), as measured by satellites operated by NOAA and NASA. This is only 0.03°C (0.05°F) shy of the record set in 2012.

Moreover, this year has officially crossed the threshold for what scientists call a “marine heatwave.” This phrase describes an area of the ocean that experiences temperatures above the 90th percentile for more than five consecutive days. According to this definition, the current Gulf of Maine heatwave started on July 20 and has lasted more than a month. However, this statistic downplays what’s been going on this year; only 40 days in 2018 did not reach heatwave levels, and you have to go back to September 2017 to find a sustained period below heatwave levels.

“We’ve set 10 daily temperature records this summer, after setting 18 this winter,” says GMRI Chief Scientist Dr. Andrew Pershing. “We’ve had to add new colors to our temperature illustrations to reflect just how warm the Gulf of Maine has been this year.”

The idea of a heatwave in the ocean is a relatively new concept. GMRI scientist Dr. Kathy Mills and Dr. Alan Pearce from Australia independently applied the term “heatwave” to describe extreme temperature events in the North Atlantic in 2012 and off Western Australia in 2011. Since then, a group of scientists, led by Dr. Alistair Hobday of Australia’s CSIRO, developed the previously referenced heatwave definition.

Although the concept of a marine heatwave has only recently been defined, the Gulf of Maine is already pushing its boundaries. In 2012, only six days fell below the 90th percentile. In every year since 2012, the Gulf of Maine has experienced more than 150 of these heatwave-level days. In every year since 2010, the Gulf of Maine experienced more than 80 such days. This year, the Gulf of Maine has already spent 180 days above the 90th percentile, and we’re entering the fall period, which has been especially prone to heatwaves.

Why is the Gulf of Maine warming so rapidly?

The Gulf of Maine sits in a special corner of the ocean where cold waters from Canada (and ultimately, the Arctic) meet with warm waters from the south. A slight change in these currents can mean a big difference in temperatures, and this region is experiencing more than a slight change. Global warming is causing the glaciers in Greenland to melt. As this relatively fresh water dumps into the North Atlantic, it disrupts the entire circulation of the North Atlantic, pushing more warm water into the Gulf of Maine. It also pushes more warm water into the Barents Sea, north of Norway, another region that has been very warm this year.

“This year really brings home the connection between Atlantic circulation and the temperatures in the Gulf of Maine,” says Pershing.“The satellite images from this year show a persistent mushroom-shaped blob of very warm water at the mouth of the Northeast Channel — a deep gully that leads into the Gulf of Maine. Essentially, shifting ocean currents are functioning like a hot water tap that dumps directly into the Gulf of Maine.”

Contact

Elijah Miller, Communications Manager, emiller@gmri.org, (207) 577-2886

Amid “Ocean Heatwave,” Gulf of Maine Experiences Record Temperatures


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Denmark - was a problem before and seems to be more of a problem now since you have Sweden and Norway as their own categories but no clue about Denmark. My father was 3/4 Danish. I now show 21% Sweden and my brother 8% Sweden and 8% Norway. No known Sweden or norway on tree (although small portion possible due to a few unknowns but 21%?). In the past, I have seen members born in Denmark who say they show large british isles. and seen denmark included in northern europe but your map of northwestern europe does not include denmark. Where are we????? Paula
          How much Netflix costs in different countries around the world, and which ones get the best deal      Cache   Translate Page      

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  • Technology-research company Comparitech found that Japan is the most cost-effective country to use Netflix in.
  • Japan has 6,000 movies and TV shows, the most of any of the 24 countries featured in the study.
  • The cheapest country to use Netflix in is Turkey, where the service costs $3.27 a month.
  • The most expensive country to use Netflix in is Denmark, and the least cost-effective country is Norway.

 

If you want to get the most bang for your buck for Netflix, you might want to live in Japan.

According to a new study from technology-research company Comparitech, Japan is the most cost-effective country to use Netflix in.

Comparitech found this by looking at how many movies and TV shows are available on Netflix in 24 countries, based on figures from the unofficial Netflix Online Global Search (uNoGS), and dividing that number by the cost per month of Netflix in each country.

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Japan has nearly 6,000 shows and movies — the most of any of the other countries — and costs $5.86 in US dollars, which makes each title $0.0010. Following Japan was Canada, Brazil, the US, and India to make up the top five most cost-effective countries.

The US has the second-largest library of movies and TV shows.

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The least cost-effective country to use Netflix was Norway, where 3,300 titles are available and the monthly cost is $10.95.

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But though Japan was most cost-effective, it doesn't have the cheapest absolute cost of Netflix per month.

That distinction goes to Turkey, where users pay 15.99 TL, or $3.27, a month. That's nearly 60% cheaper than in the US or UKFollowing Turkey are Argentina, Brazil, Japan, and Mexico as the top five cheapest places to use Netflix.

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On an absolute basis, Netflix is the most expensive in Denmark, at $12.37.

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You can read the full study here.

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          World Junior U20 Chess Championship 2018: Round 8      Cache   Translate Page      

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World Junior U20 Chess Championship 2018: Round 8

Can anyone stop Parham Maghsoodloo? The way he plays, he’s simply irresistible. His performance is reminiscent of Mamedyarov’s - as the most recent example which comes to mind - totally dominating performances at youth and junior events. Only time will if he match or even surpass his achievements but we can safely predict that we’ll soon see the young Iranian enter the elite 2700+ club.

In girls section not much has changed with the games of leaders, top two boards, being drawn and Khomeriki, Dordzhieva and Maltsevskaya continue to share the lead entering the last three rounds. Who will emerge victorious from this trio or their close followers is probably a question we’ll only be able to answer after the last round.

Open Round 8 Results

Maghsoodloo’s win and his amazing 7,5/8 score is definitely the most important news of the day. The Iranian chose the Classical Sicilian against IM Venkataraman of India and in Richter-Rauzer Maghsoodloo played 9…Bd7, a pet line of the famous Croatian grandmaster Zdenko Kozul. The Indian master - probably wisely after his choice of a3 - decided to lead the game to a complex Sicilian ending. In the beginning it looked like white might get a slight advantage but Maghsoodloo played it better than his opponent and when his opponent went completely wrong trading e-pawn with black b-pawn and thus opening up the position to blacks advantage the Iranian grandmaster played almost flawlessly till the end. Just three more rounds to go and we might see Iran getting the gold!

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On second board things didn’t go as smoothly as on first board however for Iran. Alireza Firouzja misplayed the Delayed Exchange Ruy Lopez against the American Awonder Liang and found himself already seriously worse around 15th move. There didn’t seem to be much counterplay and the way Firouzja tried to create it only led to more weaknesses and material deficit which Liang exploited very efficiently. Great game for the American grandmaster and a surprisingly easy win.

In 9th round we’ll see the sole leader Maghsoodloo (7,5 pts) playing white against Liang (6,5 pts), and a win for the Iranian will mean that he will practically clinch the title. If Liang wins though everything will be up for grabs and even some of the ten players with 6 points might begin dreaming of becoming champion! The most important matchup of the open section for sure!

Girls Round 8 Results

In girls section Khomeriki – Maltsevskaya and Potapova – Dordzhieva on top two boards ended in draws and since the only other player except Potapova with 5,5 points, Gorti lost an equal ending in zeitnot to Tokhirjonova no one could reach them which means Khomeriki and the two Russians, Maltsevskaya and Dordzhieva are still in the lead before the last three rounds.

Potapova – Dordzhieva game always revolved around equality but on first board Khomeriki seemed to get a significant lasting advantage. However against Maltsevskaya’s positionally dubious but active play the Georgian star couldn’t play precisely and the game ended in a repetition.

The rook endgame with pawn races in Zhu – Paramzina game - which should probably have never occurred had Paramzina played more positionally sound - made our commentators sweat in the live commentary room and it can definitely serve the purpose of a training material for calculation. Although there was one very important mistake on 40th move Paramzina generally played the ending superbly and got a necessary win crucial for her chances in the championship.

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The highly dramatic Assaubayeva – Sliwicka game was definitely a miracle for the Russian player. Since some very important Russian writers came up with it, there has been always a talk of a characteristic Russian soul. One of its features is a belief in miracles and it seems sometimes this approach too works. The clearest win for Sliwicka was 54…Nc6, a terribly easy move to make but sometimes Caissa can cloud your mind totally and the Polish player completely lost the thread of the game afterwards, managing first to turn a totally winning position to a draw and then finally to a loss! A really lucky moment for Bibisara Assaubayeva, whose play in this championship failed to impress but she’s still in contention for the first place.

In 9th round there are very important matchups: Maltsevskaya – Dordzhieva, Assaubayeva – Khomeriki, Paramzina – Tokhirjonova and Hojjatova – Potapova. The winners - if any - will be in a very good position to fight for the title in the last two rounds!

9th round will start on September 13, 15.00 local time. As we are getting closer to the end the games too are getting more and more exciting! Don’t forget to watch the live broadcast & commentary by IM Arduman & FM Selbes with surprise guests.


World Junior U20 Chess Championship 2018: Round 7

2018 World Junior Championship continues with full pace! All games were rich in terms of pure chess content as always and the round turned out to be a crucial one in both sections. The only player with full score, Nino Khomeriki from Georgia was finally beaten by WIM Dordzhieva and together with Maltsevskaya there are now three players with 6 points in girls section. In open section the game of leaders Maghsoodloo and Sindarov ended in Iranian stars favor, in which a theoretical debate resulted in a very sharp position where Maghsoodloo managed to outplay his young opponent. This leeaves Maghsoodloo alone at the top with 6,5 points and he’s followed by his compatriot GM Firouzja and Indian IM Venkataraman from a half a point distance.

Open Round 7 Results

The most awaited game of the day was obviously Maghsoodloo – Sindarov. A win by any player would have meant to be sole leader, a feat which was accomplished by the more experienced Iranian grandmaster. Players entered into some wild complications already seen a few times in grandmaster play, most notably in Dubov – Kovalev, Aeroflot 2017. It was Sindarov who went off the beaten path with his 16…Bg4!? instead of Kovalev’s more logical choice 16…exd4 which appears to be more solid and objectively better. However Sindarov’s choice gave black a dangerous initiative and active play as well. Parham Maghsoodloo is a calculating beast who is not afraid of complications and risks however and when he found the great maneuver Bc1-Ba3, followed by Bb3 it was obvious that only white can play for a win. Although there were few slips and a missed drawing opportunity for Sindarov with 37…Rh4! the Iranian grandmaster showed a high level of play in general and gained deservedly the full point.

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On second board the game which started as Italian turned out to be a King’s Indian after all, in terms of pawn structure. It was GM Firouzja who played better and he beat Vavulin in a fine game with the theme of absolute positional dominance. If Tabatabaei could have won on third board too it would have been a perfect day for Iran but things are rarely so perfect in life and it was the Indian IM Venkataraman who got the full point, thanks to a sudden switch to a kingside attack for which Tabatabaei was completely unprepared. A very instructive game!

Other winners of the round on top boards were Hakobyan, Liang, Christiansen and Bai Jinshi. Of these games the most dramatic one was definitely Christiansen – Narayanan. The strong Indian grandmaster was two pawns up in a queens ending but somehow found a way to löse! This could’ve been a nice entry for Dvoretsky’s “Tragicomedies” collection, had Mark Dvoretsky still lived.

In 8th round we’ll have Venkataraman – Maghsoodloo, Liang – Firouzja, Bai Jinshi – Christiansen, Sindarov – Hakobyan on top boards, all pretty difficult and even matchups promising great entertainment for chess fans already!

Girls Round 7 Results

If Khomeriki had won today she could have left a big step behind towards the title but things went wrong for the Georgian and she lost her first point here. To be fair her opponent Dordzhieva from Russia played a good game after she gained the advantage so this loss was definitely not a surprise in the actual sense of the word. A bad result for Georgia but nothing is lost, she’s still at the top and a few wins in the coming rounds will easily settle the score for Nino Khomeriki.

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On second board it was a Russian duel between Maltsevskaya and Paramzina which was won by Maltsevskaya in the end. In fact she showed a great level of play, probably on par with Khomeriki in terms of quality, so it wasn’t a surprise. Potapova’s win on fifth board against Sieber of Germany meant a great day for Russian girls actually and as of this round in top 5 we see three Russians!

Pre-championship favorites Assaubayeva and Tsolakidou didn’t have a great day. Bibisara Assaubayeva couldn’t turn her tangible advantage into a win and Tsolakidou probably mixed up something in her preparation as she got a worse position right out of the opening. A major setback for the top seeded Tsolakidou.

In 8th round there are very interesting games on top two boards: Khomeriki – Maltsevskaya and Potapova - Dordzhieva.

The 8th round will start on September 12, 15:00. Don’t miss IM Arduman & FM Selbes’ live commentary and broadcast with surprise guests!




World Junior U20 Chess Championship 2018: Round 6

Georgia has been a superpower in women chess for quite some time and it seems soon a new name will be added to the list of countless elite players they produced: Nino Khomeriki. She has an unbeliavable perfect score with 6/6 and already has already managed to put - a quite significant- gap of 1 point between herself and the three Russian musketeers: Maltsevskaya, Dordzhieva and Paramzina. If anyone will be able to stop WIM Khomeriki in the next rounds remains to be seen, but if other players have dreams of becoming champion they better hurry before Khomeriki escapes with the title!

In the open section Parham Maghsoodloo could also keep his perfect score if he beat his compatriot Firouzja but as the game reached a friendly outcome he has 5,5 points and shares the lead with the Uzbek prodigy IM Javokhir Sindarov who has won a fine game against IM Christiansen of Norway. For sure a lot will be on stake in the game between the two leaders next round. The future of Uzbek chess definitely looks to be bright with shining young stars such as IM Sindarov and GM Abdusattorov. Of course Iran is also on course to become a great force in chess world with such young talents like Maghsoodloo, Firouzja, Tabatabaei.

Open Round 6 Results

The game on first board between two Iranian players have seen points split quite friendly in an uneventful manner as already mentioned. Sindarov-Christiansen on second board however provided great entertainment, unless you’re a Norwegian obviously. It seemed that Christiansen wasn’t ready for Sindarov’s idea. Although he drifted into a type of position where he had an unpleasant defence in front of him, there was certainly no need to allow the obvious 19. Rxf6 exchange sacrifice, destroying the black kingside completely after which Sindarov easily rounded up the full point. A great result for Sindarov, a win tomorrow against Maghsoodloo and who knows; we might have the second youngest grandmaster in history!

In the all German game Donchenko – Kollars, Black misplayed in the opening and ended up being pawn down with only slight compensation. But inaccuracies of Donchenko led to the escape of Kollars and the game was drawn. On fourth board Santos Ruiz – Esipenko, the Russian player held perhaps a slight advantage most of the game but it never turned into anything tangible and players agreed to a draw just before it fizzled out to a drawn rook endgame.

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Possibly the game of the round was played on fifth board between two Indian players: Aravindh-Venkataraman. Scheveningen is a very complex system in Sicilian with lots of nuances and it seemed IM Venkataraman had a better understanding of the position. It was a near perfect effort by Black, combining defense with destruction of white center after which black rooks infiltrated white ranks with decisive effect. Truly in the style of Garry Kasparov, the greatest expert of Scheveningen; probably even now.

Other players with 5 points are GM Tabatabei of Iran who managed to beat Indian IM Bharathakoti after the latter made a great mistake on 45th move in a totally equal position and IM Vavulin of Russia who won a game of twists and turns according to Tartakower’s maxim: The game is won by the player who made the next-to-last mistake.

Besides Maghsoodloo-Sindarov the other most important matchups of 7th round are Firouzja – Vavulin and Venkataraman – Tabatabei in the open section.

Girls Round 6 Results

It’s becoming more and more a one man show or in this case a one girl show rather. Khomeriki played another high-class game, this time in the ultra-theoretical and sharp Meran against Bulgarian FM Antova, and scored another nice win to keep her perfect score. The accuracy of Georgian so far has really been above the others and that shows itself in the standings as well. Very impressive!

On second board Maltsevskaya played another fine game against Assaubayeva but being in mutual zeitnot she couldn’t calculate a win and opted for a draw. A good result for FM Assaubayeva who couldn’t show her strength in this particular game.

On third and fourth boards Russian girls WIM Dordzhieva and WGM Paramzina win with white pieces against Haussernot and Sliwicka respectively. Dordzhieva – Haussernot was pretty fun to watch with mutual mistakes in a very complex position which finally ended in favor of the Russian. Paramzina – Sliwicka was a more one-sided and correct effort but it had another interesting feature. Sliwicka played the same idea Khomeriki used to beat her yesterday with black pieces but the Polish player lost again! Losing two games in a row in almost the same position both as white and black must feel upsetting. Still Sliwicka showed her strength in the rounds before and best of luck to her in the rest of the championship!

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Finally the story of the round! On fifth board IM Tsolakidou was playing with white against WFM Hilario of Peru. Although she missed an opportunity for getting a big advantage by playing 8.a3 - instead she chose 8. Qc2 - according to her trainer Ioannis Papaioannou, she still managed to get a playable position. However no one could expect that the game would end on 12th move! Tsolakidou took the black knight with 12. Nxd5 and after 12…Nxd5 or 12…exd5 the game would have continued. Instead of taking back the knight however the Peruvian player touched her c-pawn, after which she had no choice but resign! A very unfortunate event for Hilario and a very precious gift for Tsolakidou.

In 7th round Dordzhieva – Khomeriki and Maltsevskaya – Paramzina will definitely be the games to follow as well as Gorti – Tsolakidou and Antova – Assaubayeva.

The 7th round will start on September 11, 15:00 local time. Don’t forget to follow the games and live commentary of IM Arduman & FM Selbes with the always entertaining and instructive GM Papaioannou as the guest commentator.


World Junior U20 Chess Championship 2018: Round 5

As we leave the fifth round behind, we have in both categories a sole leader with full points. In the open section Parham Maghsoodlo from Iran had been overpowering his opponents so far with his brilliant calculation ability and today was no exception either so he keeps his perfect score as of now. In the women section it was Nino Khomeriki from Georgia who emerged as the winner in the game between two leaders so she’s leading with 5 points. A great achievement for both but there’s no time to relax as there are six more difficult games to play!

Open Round 5 Results

All eyes were set on the first two boards in the open section as the players with perfect scores were paired against each other. GM Maghsoodloo was black against IM Bharathakoti and his compatriot GM Firouzja had white pieces against Uzbek IM Sindarov. At one point it seemed like Firouzja will win and Maghsoodloo is going to make a draw but when the round has ended it was the opposite! Still a great day for Iran with the other Iranian grandmaster Tabatabaei also winning!

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Harsha Bharathakoti actually put up a good fight against Maghsoodloo and it seemed like he gained the upper hand in a 5. Bd2!? Nimzo-Indian, a popular sideline recently used by many players to avoid the theory. As Maghsoodloo himself admitted in the postmortem analysis black hasn’t played in the best fashion but still managed to get a good position. Things really began to look scary when the Iranian superstar lost two tempi playing the f6-knight to e4 via e8-d6 route instead of immediately playing 16…Ne4. According to GM Maghsoodloo 22. f5! push would have been much more dangerous than 22.d5 - a very accurate assessment according to our silicon friend. The move in the game also seemed very scary but Maghsoodloo managed to find all the best moves to neutralize white’s attack. To give Bharathakoti his due, the Indian IM attacked vigorously, with a rook sacrifice and so on, and a lesser player could easily lose with black. The resilient defense of Maghsoodloo paid off in the end and in a position, which could have been drawn, Indian IM missed 37…Bh3! which basically forces mate. Another very entertaining game by the young Iranian!

Firouzja too didn’t disappoint in terms of entertainment. Sindarov who has played Zaitsev, an opening line which was featured in Kasparov-Karpov matches very frequently as Igor Zaitsev himself was seconding Karpov, wasn’t probably familiar with the Ree3-b3 idea of white, attacking the black pawns and at the same time trying to put the dark squared bishop in the long diagonal with deadly threats. The exchange of dark squared bishops was positionally very undesirable for black and it also cost him a pawn. Firouzja seemed to be winning easily but the young Uzbek didn’t lose any heart in defense and complicated the matters as much as he could. To pull the hippopotamus out of the marsh of complications wasn’t an easy task for anyone and Firouzja trying to play safely missed the win. All he could get was a rook+knight vs rook endgame in the end and players agreed to a draw. A near miss for the Iranian star but Sindarov also fought in a very exemplary fashion once he found himself in a lost position.

IM Christiansen from Norway played a very good game in Fianchetto Grünfeld and didn’t give his opponent any chance at all. A tour de force from the first move! The same can also be said of Esipenko-Tang game. Russian young talent GM Andrey Esipenko played a great positional game in the style of Karpov, very pleasing to the eyes of fans of positional play for sure. After the free day on Monday we’ll see an Iranian derby between Maghsoodloo and Firouzja on first board. On second board Sindarov will play against Christiansen with white pieces. With other matchups such as Donchenko-Kollars and Santos Ruiz-Esipenko the sixth round is going to be very interesting for sure.

Girls Round 5 Results

In girls section today was another bloodfest with top six games being decisive. On the first board Nino Khomeriki answered the Italian Game with Two Knights Defense with Be7; usually a line which resembles Ruy Lopez. However Khomeriki had a different take on it and she opted for an aggressive plan with Nh7-f5-f4. It proved to be a very wise decision as Sliwicka found the aggressive threats of black on the kingside very difficult to deal with. A great result for the young Georgian who is now with 5/5 the sole leader.

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On second board we had Maltsevskaya-Tsolakidiou matchup and it provided some very instructive lessons on play with/against isolani. If you wonder what kind of lessons these are please watch comments of GM Ioannis Papaioannou in the live commentary room about positions with isolated pawns and this game in particular. Although initially it seemed like Tsolakidou equalized easily when she embarked on a faulty knight maneuver with 19…Ne7?! White gained the upper hand. There followed a very purposeful play by Maltsevskaya and she simply outplayed her opponent. A nice win for the Russian player who finds herself just half a point behind Khomeriki together with the Bulgarian FM Antova who won against Chinese WIM Chu in an epic game which lasted 97 moves!

Assaubayeva won today and reached 4 points, something which the sixth seed Azeri Hojjatova couldn’t do as she lost in a not so good fashion against Peruvian WFM Hilario. Other players with 4 points are Haussernot from France and Dordzhieva and Paramzina from Russian Federation.

There are also tough games awaiting us in the next round such as Khomeriki-Antova, Assaubayeva-Maltsevskaya, Dordzhieva- Haussernot and Paramzina – Sliwicka. Don’t miss the always entertaining and hard-fought games of the girls section. When it comes to willpower and energy girls can teach a thing or two to boys!

Tomorrow is free day in the championship. The sixth round will start on September 10, Monday 15:00 local time. See you in the live broadcast & commentary on Monday but let’s all have a one day rest first!



World Junior U20 Chess Championship 2018: Rounds 3-4

With double rounds today was very exhausting for players. Even though they are all under 20 and at the peak of their energy playing high-level chess from 10 am to 10 pm in such a difficult championship takes its toll even on the fittest of all. But anyway we witnessed many great battles today and in terms of sheer chess content it was an amazingly rich day.

Open Round 3 Results

Open Round 4 Results

After the two rounds played today in the open section we have four players left with perfect score. Two Iranians, top seed GM Parham Maghsoodloo and eight seed GM Alireza Firouzja as well as the 12 years old Uzbek sensation IM Javokhir Sindarov and the 40th seed (!) Indian IM Bharathakoti Harsha. However as Greek GM Ioannis Papaioannou wisely said on the live commentary: “First three rounds mean nothing at such a long championship and the last three rounds everything!” So everything is pretty much on.

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The top seed Maghsoodloo played two extremely difficult and interesting games today. In the morning round Polish IM Lukasz Jarmula have played very well up to a point against the Iranian star and have got a very promising position. Fortunately for Maghsoodloo his opponent went wrong with 42. Ng7?, putting the knight on a wrong square which turned the tables completely. Perhaps not in a very accurate fashion but still the Iranian managed to punish his opponent for his mistake in the end. In the afternoon the game was again very difficult. This time, against the strong Armenian GM Hakobyan, it was always Maghsoodloo who held the advantage but the resulting queen and bishop ending with an extra pawn was terribly difficult to calculate; especially the advanced h-pawn was always a source of worry for white. Hakobyan’s tenacious play was almost rewarded at the end as his opponent played 73. e7??, thinking that after 73…Qxe7 the h-pawn is won by a series of checks; missing the Kh8-Qh7 idea which protects the h-pawn and forces Maghsoodloo to a draw. Still an impressive performance by Parham Maghsoodloo overall. One has to give credit to players who have played so many hours today and were probably extremely tired.

Firouzja has also played two very entertaining games, against Vugar Asadli in the morning round and then in the afternoon against Andrew Tang, a familiar name to online chess community. Both games were well played, even though Firouzja gave his opponents few chances to save both games it always seemed like he was the side pushing for a win.

The Uzbek prodigy Javokhir Sindarov made good use of two whites today and beat two very strong grandmasters in a row: Tabatabaei and Aravindh! Just an advice for Sindarov’s future opponents: Don’t play the Sicilian or even if you do, don’t let him play Nxc6 followed by e5 because he will beat you! Keep this boys name in your mind because it seems that you will hear it a lot in maybe 5-6 years from now on. If he wins this championship he will automatically become GM and thus become the second youngest grandmaster ever after Karjakin!

Top boards on 5th round will be Harsha Barathkoti - Maghsoodloo and Firouzja – Sindarov. Let’s see which players can keep their perfect score, if any!

Girls Round 3 Results

Girls Round 4 Results

In girls section we have only two players left with perfect score: WFM Alicja Sliwicka from Poland and WIM Nino Khomeriki from Georgia. As both countries are known for their strength in women chess it seems that they also have fresh talents coming up! Both players made a good impression with their play today, especially in the last round.

Sliwicka’s win against Gorti from USA was brilliant where the young Polish talent managed to keep control of the game until the very end. Khomeriki also played a brilliancy and punished some not so precise opening play by Kazakh Nurgali very efficiently. It seems that both players are in a great form and play at a higher level than their ratings suggest.

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Bibisara Assaubayeva, the third seed of the championship, had a 2/2 start but today achieved only two draws although having acquired great winning chances in both games. Top seeded IM Tsolakidou fared much better however as she won two good games and enter the fifth round just half a point behind the leaders.

Fourth round saw two very important surprise results too, 4th seed WGM Tokhirjonova losing to Maltsevskaya and 2nd seed IM Nomin-Erdene getting a second loss, this time against Chinese Yuxin Song who is having a great championship. The fifth seed WIM Zhu Jiner also didn’t have a great day, with one draw against Ece Özbay and a loss against her compatriot WIM Ruotong Chu she has only 2 points as of now and will try to make a comeback.

The 5th round will start on September 8, 14:00 local time. Stay tuned for very entertaining games tomorrow and also don’t miss the live commentary of IM Arduman & FM Selbes!


Daily results at wjcc2018.tsf.org.tr


World Junior U20 Chess Championship 2018: Round 2

Although first round was by no means a one-sided battle for favorites, the second round was destined to be even tougher as the rating differences between paired opponents got less. All the games were hard-fought and contained interesting and bold play from young stars.

Open Round 2 Results

In the open section it was a good day for 2600+ players as Maghsoodloo, Donchenko and Karthikeyan - despite the draw in the first round you can count Jorden van Foreest as well - all won fine games against their lesser rated opponents, thus entering the third round unharmed with 2 points.

One of the greatest upsets of the round was the defeat of the 16 years old Russian star Andrey Esipenko, at the hands of 18 years old Kazakh player Denis Makhnev. IM Makhnev played the opening phase of a Semi-Tarrasch game not too well and allowed Esipenko to equalize easily. At one point it looked like Black could even take the initiative but things have changed with Esipenko’s very quickly played move 18…Rd8? Makhnev found the best way of playing, namely with the idea of trapping the awkwardly placed black queen; a problem which Esipenko found very hard to deal with. By move 25 Makhnev won the f7-pawn and then went on to calculate a brilliant sequence of tactics to reach a double rooks ending with an extra bishop vs two pawns; which he converted perfectly. A great performance by the Kazakh player!

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The fifth board also saw a brilliant win by the Chinese grandmaster Xu. The intermediate move 20. Rxf6! was a beautiful exchange sacrifice after which the passivity of black pieces and mate threats led to a material down and totally lost ending for Janik from Poland.

Two other notable games in both of which underdogs have won against their opponents need to be mentioned. IM Percivaldi from Denmark won what seemed to be a very well played game against GM Bai from China, punishing his opponent for his reckless play. The 13 years old Işık Can of Turkey, one of the brightest stars of Turkish chess, managed to win against IM Lobanov from Russia; thanks to a very dangerous passed pawn on c-file. A very well played ending by the young FM! At 2 points Işık Can is also leading the race between the local players as of now.

By the end of the second round only 25 players remain with full score in the open category and with the exception of Işık Can -against GM Martirosyan (1.5 pts)- they will play against each other. We are still nowhere near the climax of the tournament and the best is yet to come!

Girls Round 2 Results

It was a day of missed opportunities and twists in girls section. There were four draws in the first five boards but it could easily have been five decisive games as well.

IM Tsolakidou of Greece, the top seed of the championship, had a significant advantage in a queenless middlegame position against Chinese WIM Chu but when she missed a couple of nuances at critical moments her advantage dissipated and the game ended in a draw. Bibisara Assaubayeva won on second board against Indian WIM Varshini, a game which went equal for a long time but when the Indian WIM finally faltered FM Assaubayeva didn’t give a second chance to her opponent.

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Perhaps the most incredible game of the round was played on third board, between German FM Schneider and the Uzbek WGM Tokhirjonova. Schneider opted for a wrong setup in Giuoco Pianissimo and handed down a very dangerous kingside attack to her opponent which was probably winning at a few moments of the game. However WGM Tokhirjonova lost her way and somehow a winning ending for white emerged on the board! FM Schneider played very well, all the way until the promotion after which she was an exchange up with a very easily winning position. Just pushing her passed pawn or mopping up the a-pawn of black was enough to win the game easily but instead miracles began to happen and in the end one can even say that it was white who had to make the draw! If someone speaks of the merits of resigning in completely lost positions show him/her this game!

The wins of Egyptian WGM Wafa and Polish WFM Dwilewicz against WIM Unuk and WIM Haussernot were also very impressive in different ways, the former being a slow grind whereas the latter a 27 move mate after some power play by White!

Third round of 2018 World Junior Chess Championship will start on September 7, 10:00 local time as the next one will be played in the afternoon at 17:00! A tiring day for sure, both for players and our commentators IM Arduman & FM Selbes! See you tomorrow at the live broadcast!


Daily results at wjcc2018.tsf.org.tr




World Junior U20 Chess Championship 2018: Round 1

2018 World Junior Chess Championship and World U-20 Girls Championship have started today. A very important championship historically – just mentioning the fact that world champions Spassky (1955), Karpov(1969), Kasparov (1980) and Anand (1987) have all started as world junior champions is enough - it is definitely the event to follow these days, especially if you want to discover the elite players of future.

This years edition sees a record-breaking number of participation, players from 65 different countries have come to Gebze/Turkey to compete for the most important title U-20. But it’s not just about quantity. In the open section there are 30 players who have an ELO rating higher than 2500, which shows the strength of the competition. As for girls, it might seem to be not as strong as the open category but still in a very evenly matched field anything might happen, so lots of surprises and difficult battles should be expected in this category as well. Let’s have a short look at first round in both sections.

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Open Round 1 Results

The first round usually brings heavy favorites against weak players but not here. For example on the first board GM Maghsoodloo (2649) from Iran found himself matched up against FM Wadsworth (2351) of England. Certainly not a championship to be taken lightly, even the very start is quite difficult in this marathon.

That being said still the first round saw few surprises. 12 years old Russian talent Volodar Murzin held against the second seed Jorden van Foreest and thus managed to begin the championship with a draw, usually not a bad result if you are playing with black against a 2624 ELO player! One of the local hopes, FM Tuna Tuncer of Turkey has played a very clean game against GM Martirosyan (2597) of Armenia and in a position with a material imbalance accepted the draw offer of his opponent. Probably a wise decision by the Armenian grandmaster, as black knight and bishop had trouble finding good squares for themselves whereas the same cannot be said of white rook and pawns.

In the second round we’ll see closer matchups than today and we can certainly expect a great amount of hard-fought games! Stay tuned for the live broadcast!

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Girls Round 1 Results

Women chess in general is a lot more exciting than men and this first round was also another occasion proving it. On board number one, the rating favorite Stavroula Tsolakidou from Greece seemed to be cruising to victory but then somehow found herself completely lost! This was not the end of the drama though as her opponent Malatsilava returned the favor and thus lost her chance to inflict a very upsetting defeat on IM Tsolakidou at the start of the championship.

The second board also saw the underdog getting winning chances, this time actually capitalizing on it. The second seed IM Nomin-Erdene from Mongolia found out that her Chilean opponent is not to be underestimated and lost in an uncomfortable position despite opposite-colored bishops to WIM Gomez Barrera. An early setback after which the Mongolian star will have a hard time climbing up the ranks again, but in an 11-rounds event everything’s possible!

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There are tough pairings in the second round as Tsolakidou and Assaubayeva will find themselves matched up against Chinese WIM Ruotong and Indian WIM Varshini respectively. If you think about how underrated players from China and India actually are these matches will be quite interesting to follow!

See you all at the second round starting on September 6, 15:00 local time! Don’t miss the live broadcast and commentary by IM Arduman & FM Selbes!


Daily results at wjcc2018.tsf.org.tr


          What the hell is going on in Norway?      Cache   Translate Page      

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          Manes – Slow Motion Death Sequence (2018)      Cache   Translate Page      
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          : Some showers - Very warm in the south, 09 13 - 06:43      Cache   Translate Page      

High temperatures maintained in the south and east, albeit with showers. Cooler to the north with rain or showers Thursday Isolated showers for the north and far south of Spain and the Balearics but staying dry with spells of sunshine across much of Portugal and Spain. Some sunshine but also showers, locally, heavy in Corsica Sardinia and Italy but dry into the Adriatic. Sunshine for Greece with early showers dying out but showers develop over Turkey, especially in central and northern parts with a risk of thunder. Early rain over the Low Countries and Northern France clears to give some sunshine but heavy showers are likely towards the east and south. Thundery showers for Austria and Switzerland, possibly extending into the south of Poland and Germany but dry with sunny spells further north. Further east and south, including towards the Black Sea coast it will be largely dry and sunny. Rainy over western and southern Norway but dry for much of the time over Scandinavia and the Baltic States, with only isolated showers. Temperatures across Central and Southern Europe typically in the high 20s to low 30s and locally around 35C in the south. Cooling off further north, high teens to low 20s and cooler still for Norther Scandinavia.

Friday Still dry for much of Portugal, Spain and the Balearics with only isolated shower but more significant showers moving into Southern Spain, possibly thundery later. Showers around Corsica and Sardinia at first with showers breaking out for a time across Italy and the Adriatic. Isolated showers for Greece but more showery across Turkey , especially in the north with a risk of thunder. Much of France dry with spells of sunshine but showers in the east and south. Mostly dry with sunshine and only isolated showers in the Low Countries, Northern Germany and Northern Poland but rain or showers, with isolated thunderstorms for Switzerland, Austria and the south of Germany and Poland. Mixed across Scandinavia and the Baltic States, sunshine and showers but with rain into the west and south of Norway and Sweden later. Little change temperature-wise, with the warmth in the south persisting.


          The Truth Is Out There – Pt. II      Cache   Translate Page      
On September 9, I wrote an article about the 24th MEU being deployed to engage in a joint exercise with other allies in Norway.  https://www.marinecorpstimes.com/news/your-marine-corps/2018/09/06/24th-marine-expeditionary-unit-will-head-to-norway-to-join-40000-troops-strong-nato-exercise/ Marines with the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, or MEU, are slated to participate in one of the largest NATO exercises later this fall hosted by Norway, according to Marine officials. Yesterday, I […]
          NOW vs NOW - The Buffering Cocoon (Jazzland Norway) heavyweight vinyl 2xLP      Cache   Translate Page      
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          Researchers Discover Ancient 'Hashtag'      Cache   Translate Page      
Scientists working in South Africa say they've found the earliest known drawing. It was dug up in a cave where early humans apparently lived for thousands of years and left behind numerous artifacts. The drawing isn't what you'd call elaborate; it's a row of crosshatched lines along the smooth face of a rock that may have been a tool for making ocher. In fact, the red lines were made with red ocher. The pattern (with a little imagination) resembles a hashtag. What's remarkable is that it was apparently made about 73,000 years ago. That's tens of thousands of years older than similar drawings made in European caves. The researchers , led by Christopher Henshilwood of the University of Bergen in Norway, have previously found a sort of toolkit for making ocher at the site, known as Blombos Cave, that dates back 100,000 years. That evidence shows that early Homo sapiens were clearly making ocher a long time ago, though for what purpose is unclear. And they've found a piece of ocher from
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          Beach House - Norway      Cache   Translate Page      
Download: Norway by Beach House I had a sign on top of my front door that said "Beach House". I bought it on eBay. One of the hooks fell off and I haven't replaced it. Any house I live in...
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          Havyard Bags Shipbuilding Contracts      Cache   Translate Page      
Norway's Havyard Ship Technology said it has secured orders to build up to three vessels for a foreign customer in the offshore renewable energy sector.The contract includes two firm vessel orders for delivery to the unnamed customer in Q3 2020 and Q1 2021…
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          Targovax Strengthens Management Team With the Appointment of Torbjørn Furuseth as CFO; Erik Digman Wiklund to become CBO      Cache   Translate Page      
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          Norway’s Cortex puts the fun in fire music      Cache   Translate Page      
Norwegian quartet Cortex play music rooted in aesthetics that were crafted generations ago. You can hear the stop-start structures of Ornette Coleman’s classic recordings for Atlantic in trumpeter Thomas Johansson’s compositions, and there are hints of Albert Ayler’s hyperemotional tone in Kristoffer Berre Alberts’s saxophone asides.…
          Norway’s Cortex puts the fun in fire music      Cache   Translate Page      
Norwegian quartet Cortex play music rooted in aesthetics that were crafted generations ago. You can hear the stop-start structures of Ornette Coleman’s classic recordings for Atlantic in trumpeter Thomas Johansson’s compositions, and there are hints of Albert Ayler’s hyperemotional tone in Kristoffer Berre Alberts’s saxophone asides.…
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Norwegian police have found the belongings of missing WikiLeaks associate Arjen Kamphuis at sea in Northern Norway, three weeks after he mysteriously disappeared. Arjen Kamphius, a Dutch citizen who served as WikiLeaks’ cyber security expert, is [...]

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          09/13 Links Pt1: Haley: All the Palestinians Have Ever Done Is Ask for Money and Badmouth the U.S.; UNRWA perpetuates the refugee problem; Oslo Accords: 25 years of naivete      Cache   Translate Page      
From Ian:

Haley: All the Palestinians Have Ever Done Is Ask for Money and Badmouth the U.S.
US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley on Wednesday justified the US State Department’s closure of the Washington mission of the Palestinian Liberation Organization, saying all the Palestinians have ever done is ask for money and badmouth the US.

She also said that Washington is still waiting for them to come to the negotiating table.

“All they’ve done is have their hand out asking for money, badmouth the United States, not come to the table on the peace deal — why would we have a PLO office?” she in an interview with Fox News. “Why would we continue to fund the Palestinians?”

Asked if she thought President Donald Trump’s strong-arm tactics would change the policies of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, who has shunned American officials since Washington recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital in December, she said it was “totally up to the Palestinians.”

Haley said that the US was ready to negotiate a peace deal as soon as Abbas was prepared to join the discussions.

“If the leadership of the Palestinians came to the table, automatically you’re going to have a peace plan. Negotiations are going to happen. Neither side is going to like it,” she said. “But the Palestinians have more to gain than Israel ever will.”

Haley said that the Trump administration was continuing to work on its long-awaited peace plan, even though Abbas has washed his hands of it.

CAMERA Op-Ed The Inconvenient Truth About Mahmoud Abbas and Palestinian Terrorism
Mahmoud Abbas, the head of the Palestinian Authority (PA), the entity that rules the West Bank (Judea and Samaria) has been appointed to lead a terrorist organization. Although the press has frequently called Abbas, who also leads the Fatah movement and the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), a “moderate” and the PA a “peace partner,” not a single major U.S. news outlet has reported the PA chief’s new job.

According to Palestinian Media Watch (PMW), a non-profit organization that monitors Arab media in the West Bank, eastern Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip, on Aug. 2, 2018 the official newspaper of the PA reported that Abbas was now “the one responsible for the Palestinian National Fund.”

Israel’s defense ministry designated the PNF a terrorist organization in March 2017, noting: “The fund has a crucial role in the financial support for Palestinian terrorist operatives imprisoned in Israel, and it is used as the most significant route for transferring money.”

Times of Israel reporters Judah Ari Gross and Eric Cortellessa have noted that although the PNF “is said to contain billions of dollars from wealthy Arab donors and profits from various investments,” nonetheless “there is little transparency or oversight in the management and use of funds.”

Abbas’s appointment should be newsworthy. As PMW pointed out, the PA president is now in violation of Israel’s Counter Terrorism Law 2016-5776, which stipulates that “one who heads a terrorist organization or manages it or takes part in directing the terror organization in general, directly or indirectly” faces “25 years imprisonment.” In other words, a nominal U.S. ally is now leading a terrorist organization.
IsraellyCool: Re Boot
Columnist Max Boot argues in the Washington Post that the Trump administration’s pro-Israel moves (like closing of the PLO mission in Washington and defunding UNRWA) are big mistakes, opening the door to radicals. One part of his argument is thus:

They also don’t understand that the Palestinian Authority, for all its problems, is vastly preferable to any conceivable alternative. Yes, it is corrupt and undemocratic and, yes, it engages in anti-Israel propaganda. But, far from sponsoring terrorism against Israel, the Palestinian Authority is working closely with Israel to squelch terror. In May, after the U.S. Embassy relocation, thousands of Gaza residents tried to storm the Israeli border fence, resulting in 62 fatalities. There were no such attacks in the West Bank, because the Palestinian Authority worked there to prevent them. By gratuitously insulting and defunding the most moderate Palestinian faction, Trump is opening the door to the radicals. That’s a Rosh Hashanah present Israel could do without

Yet the very same Max Boot had this to say only a couple of years ago, in a post now flushed down the memory hole (thank you Google cache!):

Predictably, Obama is even more scathing when it comes to Israel, which, unlike Saudi Arabia, is a democratic country that respects human rights. It will surprise no one who has followed closely this administration’s foreign policy that Obama blames Prime Minister Netanyahu for the failure to achieve a peace treaty, giving a pass to the leaders of Hamas and the Palestinian Authority who refuse to recognize Israel’s right to exist as a Jewish state or even to condemn terrorism against Israel. According to Goldberg: “Obama has long believed that Netanyahu could bring about a two-state solution that would protect Israel’s status as a Jewish-majority democracy, but is too fearful and politically paralyzed to do so.” If Obama has stern words for Mahmoud Abbas and the leaders of Hamas — who are the actual obstacles to peace — Goldberg does not record them.

Does Mr Boot really think the PA has changed its tune in just two years?



UNRWA perpetuates the refugee problem
No longer can it be considered purely a relief organisation. It has become highly politicised agency seeking to preserve the status of second and third-generation Palestinians as refugees. The original number of refugees supported by UNRWA is, according to its website, some 700,000. As refugee status tumbled down the generations it now extends to five million people through the West Bank, Gaza, Lebanon, Syria and other countries. These Palestinians do not live in the vast tent cities to be seen on Syria’s borders with Jordan and Turkey. They inhabit well-maintained apartment blocks and the children are educated in well-appointed schools.

The biggest funder of UNRWA has been the United States, with Britain not far behind. In a gesture designed to demonstrate the anachronistic nature of the organisation, the Trump White House as suspended some £232m of annual funds.

The administration is the first to recognise that an organisation with the main purpose of preserving refugee status is out of keeping with the rest of the world, where permanent settlement and integration is the goal. It makes peace in the region more difficult by encouraging the multiplication of numbers. That makes the promises of ‘return’ in any peace deal between Israel and the Palestinians infinitely more complicated.

Britain has dipped into its big overseas aid budget and increased its contribution to UNRWA by £90m to help make up the shortfall, along with the Germany. Palestinian peace envoy Saeb Erekat says the decision to reduce or even close down funding ‘aims at closing schools, clinics, hospitals and starving people.’ No one wants to see any of that happen and there is no reason why, if UNRWA was to uprooted, other UN and global agencies could not take up the baton.

That would end the current position where Palestinians are the only group in the region and across the world which has a specific agency which aims to preserve refugee status which is unnecessary and inequitable.

The real hope for the Palestinians are programmes such as those run by the World Bank which seek to unleash enterprise and economic development not to preserve a dependence culture. The US has struck a blow in this direction.

That should be regarded as a positive approach for the New Year.
IDF says it detonated large bomb placed on Gaza fence, foiling attack
The Israeli military on Thursday detonated a large bomb that had been placed along the Gaza security fence by Palestinians during a recent riot, the army said.

The Israel Defense Forces said the placement of the improvised explosive device showed that the Gaza-ruling Hamas terror group was trying to keep up the clashes along the border, despite the reported ongoing ceasefire talks with Israel.

The large IED, which was placed inside a blue jerrycan, was found earlier this week by the IDF next to the security fence in the southern Gaza Strip.

On Thursday morning, the military destroyed the bomb in a controlled explosion, the army said.

“The cell of terrorists that planted the explosive device planned to injure IDF soldiers and interrupt the operations of forces working in the area,” the army said.

“IDF soldiers foiled the attempted terror attack. There were no injuries, and no damage was caused,” the military said in a statement.

According to the IDF, the bomb was placed along the fence during a riot earlier in the week.

“The planting of the explosive device by the terrorist cell under the cover of a violent demonstration is further evidence that the Hamas terror group is working to maintain the conflict in the fence area and to injure IDF soldiers, while using residents of the Gaza Strip as human shields and as cover for terrorist activities,” the army said.


JPost Editorial: 25 Years Later
It was a day 25 years ago filled with such enormous hope, so much potential, so many dreams, as the world witnessed the signing of what came to be known as the Oslo Accords.

On the front page of the next day’s Jerusalem Post was a box of comments by various public figures, commenting about the historic signing on the White House lawn. Some of the quotes made sense then, reflecting the hope, potential and dreams we wanted so badly to be fulfilled:

“I feel like it’s November 29, 1947. We didn’t know then where we were heading, but we knew we were heading for great things.”
– communications minister Shulamit Aloni

“The signing of the accord is a courageous and necessary act. The Holy See is aware of the present and future difficulties, but it is convinced the signing of the accord signifies the opening of a path to peace.”
– Vatican chief spokesman Joaquin Navarro-Valls

Some were less starry eyed and more cautious:

“All the substantive issues still have to be resolved. Only the psychological barrier has been passed.”
– Henry Kissinger

“It’s a day of great exhilaration for us, but at the same time great apprehension… I’ve got a lot of questions in my mind about the ability of the Palestinians to implement the accord.”
– US House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee chairman Lee Hamilton

And then there were those who said then that it was all just a dream, with no hope and no potential:

“The signing ceremony in Washington is a day of mourning for the Jewish people, and one must tear one’s clothes for the destruction of Eretz Yisrael.”
– former chief rabbi Shlomo Goren

“The impetuous rush to embrace an enemy who uses the language of peace for the purpose of war, in the long term will be seen as an historic blunder.”
– Likud chairman Benjamin Netanyahu

For 25 years, the world has placed all its chips on the gamble that Oslo would succeed. It has not. The outlines of the agreement that day called for dual recognition, two states, and a modus operandi to move forward toward a true lasting peace. It hasn’t happened.

For 25 years, every American president – following in the footsteps of Bill Clinton, who convened that signing ceremony – has attempted to build an infrastructure of peace on top of that signing and handshake. Despite the best of intentions, all those efforts failed to resolve the conflict.

Nevertheless, it has not been a complete failure. While Oslo may not have succeeded as we had hoped and dreamed, there are successes upon which to build.


25 years after Oslo, HBO shows behind scenes account, with final Peres interview
Twenty five years have passed since the historic handshake between the now dead Israeli prime minister Yitzhak Rabin and PLO chairman Yasser Arafat on the south lawn of the White House, under the watchful eye of former United States president Bill Clinton.

Many remember September 13, 1993, as a day of hope, when for a while, peace seemed closer than ever. The series of negotiations that followed, the tensions and eventually the collapse of the peace process with Palestinian terrorism and Rabin’s assassination, have been documented and analyzed by many over the years. But Israeli documentary filmmakers Mor Loushy and Daniel Sivan are now offering an unprecedented look at what went on behind closed doors of the Norwegian castle where the first talks secretly took place.

The Oslo Diaries, which premiered at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival, will debut Thursday, exclusively on HBO. The documentary chronicles the journey of the select group of Israelis and Palestinians who gathered for clandestine meetings, through their own eyes, using their private diary entries and never-before-seen archival footage shot from 1992 to 1995.

“In Israel, and I think all over, people have just had enough of talking about the peace process,” Daniel Sivan told The Times of Israel on Tuesday. “It just brings so much sorrow and agony and frustration.”

“As filmmakers we’ve done all these films about the wars of Israel and suddenly we realized that there is actually no film done to date about the peace process,” Sivan said. “We really wanted to know not only why it failed, but how it worked backstage.”
The lesson of the Oslo Accords
Over the course of the past 70 years, Israel has com- mitted its fair share of grave miscalculations, many of which continue to haunt the country and harm our national security. From the failure to annex Judea, Samaria and Gaza in the immediate aftermath of the 1967 Six Day War, to the refusal to believe that Egypt would dare attack in 1973, and on to the inconclusive 2006 Second Lebanon War, the Jewish state’s indecision has often proven to be costly in both blood and tears.

And yet, as we mark the 25th anniversary of the signing of the Oslo Accords with the PLO this week, it is clear that even these blunders pale in comparison with the capricious capitulation that took place on the White House Lawn on September 13, 1993.

Simply put, Oslo was the worst strategic disaster in Israel’s history and we have yet to fully extricate ourselves from the damage it continues to wreak.

The tragedy began when, with reckless disregard for logic, morality or even common sense, then-prime minister Yitzhak Rabin and foreign minister Shimon Peres tossed a lifeline to PLO chairman Yasser Arafat and magnanimously agreed to give him control over parts of the Land of Israel in exchange for an empty promise of peace.

Overnight, the reviled revolutionary, whose resumé included ordering plane hijackings, school massacres and the slaughter of civilians, was granted international legitimacy.
25 years on, Oslo Accords peace hopes a fading memory
As Palestinians prepare to lower the flag over their shuttered mission in Washington, no one can predict when they will return to the city where just a quarter of a century ago a diplomatic triumph was celebrated on a sunlit White House lawn.

Hosted by then-U.S. President Bill Clinton, Palestinian and Israeli leaders came together on Sept. 13, 1993 to sign the first of the Oslo Accords, designed to be the foundation of a permanent peace deal within five years that would create two states, side-by-side.

The three men who would win the Nobel Peace Prize the next year – Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and Foreign Minister Shimon Peres of Israel and Palestine Liberation Organization chief Yasser Arafat – did not live to see peace in their time.

Now, with relations between U.S. President Donald Trump and the Palestinians, who see him as an unquestioning ally of right-wing Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's government, at a breaking point, the Oslo deal seems like a relic from a bygone age.

As if to drive home the flaws inherent in Oslo's original Declaration of Principles, 25 years later it is the very issues that were postponed for later resolution that are now dominating the headlines once again.
Oslo Accords: 25 years of naivete
Peres even wrote to Norwegian Foreign Minister Johan Jorgen Holst vowing not to shut down Palestinian institutions in east Jerusalem. Above all, the Israeli leadership (especially the national security apparatus) showed that it was not overly concerned by the PLO's ideology.

Rabin saw the peace process as a means of establishing nothing more than Palestinian autonomy. But his very willingness to sign a deal with the PLO unleashed all the demons: the Palestinian "right of return," refugees, Jerusalem, and the armed struggle against Israel.

The modern Palestinian identity formed following the Six-Day War and coalesced around terrorism and armed struggle. Did anyone really expect the Palestinian Authority, formed by the PLO, to turn its back on the roots of the Palestinian nationalist revolution?

Even today, some Israeli security officials, especially on the Left, refuse to accept that the Palestinians are playing the long game against Israel. Some have referred to this as a phased plan that combines diplomacy with terrorism, but that is no longer a suitable term. It would be more appropriate to describe the PA's approach as a consistent policy that combines terrorism, diplomatic warfare, psychological propaganda and no less important, legal warfare.

Israel, and especially the Left, gave the PLO international legitimacy.

Just as no one in 1993 thought the Gaza Strip would become a hub for missiles and suicide bombers, no one thought the PLO would be in a position of being able to deny Israel its international legitimacy.

A quarter of a century later, it has become apparent that a coalition of terrorist groups has managed to create a major internal schism within Israeli society.
25 years on, how do ‘Oslo babies’ see peace accords?
Precisely a quarter of a century ago, on September 13, 1993, the late Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and PLO chairman Yasser Arafat stood on either side of US President Bill Clinton in front of the White House and shook hands, marking a historic moment after the signing of the Oslo I Accord. For many, that moment was one that brimmed with hope that a lasting peace between Israel and the Palestinians could be within reach.

Crucial aspects of the accords included Palestinian recognition of Israel’s right to exist, and Israel’s recognition of the PLO as the legitimate representative of the Palestinian people.

The partition of the West Bank into areas A, B and C, each with a different level of autonomy, and the declaration of Israel’s intention to eventually withdraw from the West Bank and Gaza Strip were other unprecedented developments.

Palestinians and Israelis born that year can only relive that moment through the euphoria or skepticism that had been felt by their parents at the time. They were just two years old when Rabin was assassinated by one of his own people, seven when the peace process broke down at Camp David, and they transitioned from elementary school to middle school as the over-four-years-long Second Intifada - named by some as the Oslo War or Arafat’s War - raged.

The Jerusalem Post spoke with several “Oslo babies,” who today are young adults aged 25 years, to learn how they view the Oslo Accords and the reality they paved as they joined the world.
Palestinian youths disrupt joint Palestine-Israel Conference on 25th anniversary of Oslo Accords
A group of 20 Palestinian protesters disrupted a joint Palestinian-Israeli conference Wednesday at east Jerusalem’s American Colony Hotel marking the 25th anniversary of the Oslo accords just as former member of the Palestinian Legislative Council Ziad AbuZayyad began to speak.

The conference marked the launch of a special issue of the Palestine-Israel Journal, which is co-edited by AbuZayyad and Hillel Schenker.

Shouting slogans in Arabic, the demonstrators – all of university age – initially congregated in the hotels’ courtyard beneath the conference room. Their combined voices drowned out AbuZayyad. Still shouting, the demonstrators stormed the second floor conference room, where foreign journalists, diplomats and left-wing Israeli activists were sitting with representatives of the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, which co-sponsored the conference together with the Palestine-Israel Journal.

The leader of the group ordered everyone out, saying no one present was authorized to speak in the name of Palestinians.

Saying he could understand their anger and frustration, AbuZayyad tried to explain to the demonstrators the conference was being held to protest the failure to implement principles laid down in the Oslo Accords. But the activists wouldn’t listen, and insisted the audience disperse.

Almost everyone, including Norwegian Ambassador Jon Hanssen-Bauer, left immediately, presumably out of concern that the protest escalate into violence.

Only minutes earlier, Schenker in a welcome address singled out Bauer as the representative of the country which had facilitated the Oslo Accords.
Poll: Most Palestinians oppose renewed dialogue with US
A majority of Palestinians oppose renewed dialogue between the Ramallah-based Palestinian leadership and US President Donald Trump’s administration, according to a public opinion poll published on Wednesday.

Sixty-two percent of Palestinians are against a resumption of dialogue, while 27% are in favor, the survey found.

Since Trump recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and initiated the relocation of the US Embassy in Israel to the city last December, PA President Mahmoud Abbas and several top Palestinian officials have refused to meet White House officials, including US Vice President Mike Pence, and other American government personnel.

However, senior Palestinian security officials including Ziad Hab a-Rih, the head of PA Preventative Security, and Majid Faraj, the chief of the PA General Intelligence Services, have recently held meetings with CIA officials, according to two Palestinian sources who spoke to The Times of Israel.
UN bemoans 'unsustainable' Palestinian economy
Palestinian citizens are trapped in an economy of jobless growth with no prospects, especially in Gaza, which is undergoing "de-development," the United Nations trade and development agency said in an annual report published on Wednesday.

The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development report said unemployment in the Palestinian territories was the highest in the world in 2017, at 27.4%, while agricultural production fell by 11%. Half of Palestinians under 30 were unemployed. The economy grew 3.1% but was flat on a per capita basis.

Speaking to journalists in Geneva, Mahmoud Elkhafif, coordinator of the report, said the major reason for this situation from an economic development point of view was a set of Israeli restrictions such as permit systems for Palestinians to work in Israel.

UNCTAD Deputy Secretary General Isabelle Durant described the economic situation in Gaza as "absolutely unsustainable."

A customs union between Israel and the Palestinian territories has isolated the Palestinian economy from the rest of the world and left it dependent on Israel, the report said.

In Gaza, where real incomes have fallen 30% since 1999 and production capacity has been hit by successive military operations, households got an average of two hours of electricity daily, and only about 10% had drinking water.
U.N.: Donor funding for Palestinians dropped by a third in last decade
Donor funding to the Palestinian Authority has dropped by one-third in the last decade, the United Nations said on Wednesday.

It spoke out on the matter as the UN and the PA are scrambling to make up for the Trump Administration’s decision to halt funding to the Palestinians, both in direct bilateral assistance and through UN contributions.

“In 2017, budget support from donors dropped by 10.5 per cent from the 2016 level,” the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) stated in a 16-page report it published on the Palestinian economy.

“Total international support was $720 million, only one-third of the $2 billion in 2008.

“For the same period, budget support shrank from $1.8 billion to $544 million, a 70 per cent decrease,” the UNCTAD said.
It did not break the data down by donor country. But according to a Congressional report, the US in 2012 set aside $396 million in bilateral assistance to the PA through its Economic Support Fund.

That number dropped to $290 million in 2015, $370 million in 2015 and $230 million in 2017, before the US said it would not pay out $200 million of that sum.

The UNCTAD stated that in addition the Palestinian Authority lost about $300 million a year because of its shared custom envelop with Israel, which collects taxes on behalf of the PA.
US Congress votes $38 billion defense aid to Israel into law
A bipartisan bill that would cement the U.S. military aid to Israel into law has passed a major hurdle on Wednesday night.

The U.S. House of Representative approved the measure, known as the Ileana Ros-Lehtinen U.S.-Israel Security Assistance Authorization Act of 2018, several weeks after it passed the Senate. It will now head toward the president's desk.

Under the proposed legislation, the $38 billion in military aid over 10 years spelled out under the 2016 Memorandum of Understanding, would be funded through a special mechanism that would be separate from the annual budget.

The bill would also give Israel increased access to sophisticated U.S. technology to ensure it maintains its qualitative edge in the region through the U.S. war reserve stockpile in Israel, which Israeli forces can use under certain conditions.

It also authorizes the president to bolster the stockpile with $1 billion worth of weaponry, as well as with precision-guided munitions to use against Hezbollah. The bill further allows the president to establish a collaborative U.S.-Israel counterdrone program.

The law ensures that U.S. aid would not be cut so long as the memorandum comes into effect starting in 2019, ensuring that the funds would not be influenced by the budget wars Congress and the White House have. It also means that presidents would not be able to suspend U.S. aid as a means of pressuring Israel.
EU: Israel must compensate for demolition of Bedouin village Khan al-Ahmar
The European Parliament called for compensation from Israel should it demolish the illegally built West Bank Bedouin herding village of Khan al-Ahmar, and warned that it set a dangerous precedent for 46 such communities in Area C.

In a 320 to 277 vote, the Parliament in Strasbourg on Thursday approved a harsh resolution against Israel.

It stated that “the demolition of Khan al-Ahmar and the forcible transfer of its residents would constitute a grave breach of international humanitarian law.”

“Ten EU Member States are supporting humanitarian programs in Khan al-Ahmar, including the construction of a primary school, and an estimated 315,000 euros worth of EU-funded humanitarian assistance is now at risk,” the resolution stated.

Parliamentarians called on the EU to more strenuously object to the demolition, including insisting on compensation of the loss of EU-funded structures in Khan al-Ahmar and other such herding villages.

The resolution stated that “should the demolition and eviction of Khan al-Ahmar take place – the EU’s response must be commensurate with the seriousness of this development and consistent with its long-standing support to the community of Khan al-Ahmar.”
IDF razes five protest shacks near Khan al-Ahmar
In a pre-dawn West Bank raid the Civil Administration demolished five white shacks that activists had placed in the area Khan al-Ahmar Monday to protest the pending demolition of the illegal Bedouin herding village.

Civil Administration official took apart the shacks, loaded the pieces onto trucks and carried them away.

Their activity brought awakened activists and Khan al-Ahmar residents who are expected the IDF to arrive at any moment to evacuate their village of 180 people, located just off of Route 1, near the Kfar Adumim settlement. The security forces left as the sun rose.

The Office of the Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories said, “This morning (Thursday), the Civil Administration's Supervisory Unit carried out enforcement against five movable structures that were illegally transported to, and erected in the vicinity of Kfar Adumim over the past few days. This enforcement activity was carried out in accordance with regulations and according to the law.”

“The erection of these structures was advanced by representatives of the Palestinian Authority in protest and defiance of the decision of the High Court of Justice, and in opposition to the enforcement of Israeli law in Area C.”
Czech leaders endorse Israeli embassy move to Jerusalem
Czech leaders on Wednesday endorsed moving the country’s embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, following a similar move by the US administration earlier this year.

In a joint statement, the Czech president, prime minister, parliament speaker and the foreign and defense ministers said the opening of a “Czech House” there in November would be “the first step in the plan to move the Czech embassy to Jerusalem.”

Jiri Ovcacek, spokesman for President Milos Zeman, told AFP that the Czech House would shelter government institutions including the foreign ministry’s Czech Center, the trade agency CzechTrade and tourism agency CzechTourism.

“The Czech House in Jerusalem will be ceremonially opened by Mr. President during his visit to Israel in November,” he said.

Zeman, a 73-year-old veteran left-winger known for his staunch pro-Israel stance, promoted the embassy move even before US President Donald Trump moved the US embassy to Jerusalem on May 14.
Israel denies report that Saudi Arabia purchased Iron Dome
The Defense Ministry denied on Thursday an Arabic media report that Saudi Arabia had purchased the Iron Dome missile defense system.

“We deny the existence of a deal to sell Iron Dome to Saudi Arabia,” the Defense Ministry said in an emailed statement.

Al-Khaleej Online, an Arabic news site with offices in the UK and the Persian Gulf, had reported earlier in the day that Saudi Arabia bought Iron Dome from Israel, citing unnamed diplomatic sources.

The report did not specify how many Iron Dome batteries Saudi Arabia had allegedly purchased. However, it asserted that the first battery will arrive in Saudi Arabia in December and be placed near its border with Yemen.

For more than the past three years, a Saudi-led coalition has been fighting a war against Iranian-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen.

The report also claimed that Saudi Arabia had “convinced Israel to sell [Iron Dome]” through American interlocutors in “secret tripartite meetings that took place in Washington.”
PM’s spokesman Keyes taking ‘time off’ after sexual misconduct claims
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s spokesperson to the international media, David Keyes, said Thursday that he was taking time off from his job to fend off various allegations of sexual misconduct.

“In light of the false and misleading accusations against me and in order not to distract from the important work of the Prime Minister, I have asked to take time off to clear my name,” he said in a statement sent to reporters. “I am fully confident that the truth will come out.”

Minutes later, the Prime Minister Office issued a separate statement saying that it had “accepted David Keyes’ request to take time off.”

It was not immediately clear how long his absence would last, or whether it was open-ended.

Keyes’s decision came after four Knesset members called on Netanyahu to suspend Keyes until the reports about his alleged sexual misconduct had been clarified.

It also came shortly after The Times of Israel asked him to comment on a fresh allegation — that he made an “aggressive, sexual” advance at a woman in Israel weeks after he became Netanyahu’s spokesperson in 2016. The woman involved, an immigrant from North America, spoke with The Times of Israel earlier Thursday.

On Wednesday, The Times of Israel published an investigation citing 12 women who described a pattern of inappropriate behavior by Keyes toward themselves and other women.
IsraellyCool: Latest Palestinian Blood Libel: The Case of the Murdered “Attacker”
Those propagandists over at the Palestinian Information Center have posted the following claim:

Extrimist Jewish settlers on Wednesday night attacked a Palestinian child with pepper spray near his home in al-Khalil city.

A local source told the Palestinian Information Center (PIC) that 10-year-old Ahmed Jaber was rushed to hospital after settlers from the illegal settlement of Kiryat Arba attacked him with pepper spray in his face.


The lack of consistency is usually one sign the story is probably not true. But in this case, there is another reason to doubt it.

Let’s look at the above photo again.

The man in the white shirt, near the center, was this man..Rabbi Raziel Shevach [who] was murdered earlier this year by one of those the Palestinian Information Center idolizes.
Hevron Jew who retaliated against rock-throwers convicted
The Magistrate's Court on Thursday convicted Hevron resident Noam Federman and his son of deliberately sabotaging a vehicle, after the two were documented throwing rocks at PA vehicles in Hevron and damaging their windows in response to Arabs who threw rocks at their car.

The judge ruled in his decision that there was no justification for the throwing of the rocks and that the response of the Jews was illegal.

Federman told Arutz Sheva upon leaving the courthouse, "I entered with a smile before the verdict was handed down and I left with a smile afterward. There is a contradictory message from the judge, who on the one hand said I did something heroic and on the other convicts me. I am satisfied with my actions and if a similar event happens tomorrow, I will act again in the same way."

Attorney Itamar Ben-Gvir, who represented Federman's son, added, "There is a contradictory message in the verdict. On the one hand it praises the heroism of the Federman family and on the other hand the judge decided on a conviction. We believe that throwing the rocks was right and will appeal the verdict."
MEMRI: On Visit To North Korea, Palestinian Foreign Minister Conveys Greetings, Messages Of Solidarity From Palestinian President Mahmoud 'Abbas To NK Leader Kim Jong-un; NK Official To Al-Maliki: The U.S. Is The Enemy Of Peace
Riyad Al-Maliki, the Palestinian Authority's minister of foreign and diaspora affairs, visited North Korea recently to attend its 70th anniversary celebrations and met with North Korean officials, including Leader Kim Jong-un, Foreign Minister Ri Yong-ho and Kim Yong-dae, Vice President of the Presidium of the Supreme People's Assembly. According to the Palestinian news agency WAFA, during his visit Al-Maliki delivered a letter and a gift from Palestinian President Mahmoud 'Abbas to North Korean Leader Kim Jong-un.[1]

During their meeting, Al-Maliki and Kim Yong-dae both stressed that the Palestinian and North Korean people are in a similar situation, withstanding pressure by the U.S. Kim Yong-dae stated that the U.S. is the enemy of peace and cannot serve as mediator in the peace process.

It should be noted that PA and North Korean officials exchange letters and greetings occasionally. In the recent years, 'Abbas has sent Kim Jong-un greetings on North Korea's Liberation Day, and the latter recently conveyed a letter to 'Abbas via the Palestinian embassy in Egypt in which he commended him and the Palestinian people for "their just struggle to restore all their legitimate rights to establish an independent Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as its capital."[2] The President of the Supreme People's Assembly Presidium, Kim Yong-nam, sent 'Abbas a letter congratulating him on the anniversary of the Palestinian declaration of independence.[3]

It should be noted that, in June 2018, MEMRI published a translation of an article penned by 'Atef Abu Saif, a Fatah spokesman living in Gaza, in response to U.S. President Donald Trump's June 12 summit with Kim Jong-un. In the article, Abu Saif praised North Korea and Iran as two countries that have retained their honor in the face of American and international pressures and stuck to their goals despite sanctions and boycotts, forcing the world to heed their position. He lamented that the Arabs do not learn the lesson of history and follow the example of Iran and North Korea.[4]
Haley Warns Syria, Russia, Iran About Using Chemical Weapons: ‘Don’t Test Us Again’
U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley on Wednesday warned the regime of Syrian President Bashar al- Assad, along with its allies Russia and Iran, not to use chemical weapons against the last rebel stronghold in Syria, suggesting the Trump administration will respond with military action if they do use such weapons.

Haley issued the warning on Fox News' "Special Report," where she discussed a range of issues with host Bret Baier, including the possibility of the Assad regime using chemical weapons against the Syrian people in an offensive to retake Idlib province in northwestern Syria.

"Twice we have warned you not to use chemical weapons, twice you have used them, and twice President Trump has acted," Haley said. "Don't test us again, because I think the odds are very much against them."

Haley was referring to two different times when the Trump administration launched military strikes against the Syrian government in response to it using chemical weapons on civilians—first in April 2017, then in April 2018.
Kerry: ‘We Knew That Assad Had Kept Some’ Chemical Weapons
Former Secretary of State John Kerry said Wednesday that the Obama administration knew that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad kept some of his chemical weapons despite an international agreement brokered to remove the entire stockpile by mid-2014.

"We said we got a hundred percent of the declared weapons out, which is what the Organization for the [Prohibition] of Chemical Weapons was able to track," Kerry said on Fox News. "We knew that Assad had kept some, and we tried to go to the [United Nations] Security Council, and, unfortunately, Russia played games and we didn't get there."

In 2013, the United States and Russia struck a deal to remove Syria's entire arsenal of chemical weapons from the country by the middle of 2014. Kerry and other Obama administration officials publicly touted the deal as a major success.

"We struck a deal where we got 100 percent of the chemical weapons out," Kerry said on NBC's "Meet the Press" in 2014.

In 2015, however, the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) told the Obama administration that it had found traces of sarin and VX nerve agent at the Syrian government's Scientific Studies and Research Center in the district of Barzeh, near Damascus.
UN Amb. Nikki Haley: Iran Is "Feeling the Pain" from Revived Sanctions
Iran is "feeling the pain" from the sweeping sanctions revived by President Trump in August, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, told Fox News exclusively in a wide-ranging interview on Wednesday.

"They feel weak and we are suffocating them to the point that they have to address ballistic missiles; they have to address their support on terrorism," Haley told "Special Report" anchor Bret Baier.

The Trump administration this summer restored major sanctions against Iran in the areas of automobiles, gold and other key metals. The sanctions had been suspended under former President Barack Obama's 2015 nuclear deal, pummelling the value of currency there and threatening to further unravel the Islamic country's already-struggling economy.

Trump pulled the U.S. out of the nuclear deal in May, saying its enforcement and monitoring mechanisms were too lenient and calling for Iran to return to the negotiating table.

Even more severe U.S. sanctions against Iran's banking and energy sectors are slated to go into effect in November, including restrictions on Iran's oil industry that could cut off a crucial source of hard currency.
Kerry Meeting With Iran to Salvage Nuke Deal With Rogue Diplomacy
Former Secretary of State John Kerry disclosed that he has been conducting rogue diplomacy with top Iranian officials to salvage the landmark nuclear deal and push the Islamic Republic to negotiate its contested missile program, according to recent remarks.

Kerry, in an interview with radio host Hugh Hewitt to promote his new book, said that he has met with Iranian Former Minister Javad Zarif—the former secretary's onetime negotiating partner—three or four times in recent months behind the Trump administration's back.

"I think I've seen him three or four times," Kerry said, adding that he has been conducting sensitive diplomacy without the current administration's authorization. Kerry said he has criticized the current administration in these discussions, chiding it for not pursuing negotiations from Iran, despite the country's fevered rhetoric about the U.S. president.

Kerry's comments are in line with previous reporting on his behind-the-scenes attempts to save the nuclear deal and ensure that Iran continues receiving billions in cash windfalls. These payments were brought to a halt by the Trump administration when it abandoned the nuclear agreement and reimposed harsh sanctions on Iran that have nearly toppled its economy and sparked a popular revolution.

Kerry said he met Zarif in Norway, Munich, and other international forums.

As Iran continues to plot terror attacks across the globe and transport weapons to regional hotspots in Syria and Yemen, Kerry has tried to help Zarif preserve the nuclear agreement with European nations.
Fox News’ Dana Perino Presses John Kerry on if He Told Iran to Wait Out Trump Presidency
Former secretary of state John Kerry gave an interview to Fox News’ Dana Perino today, where he was asked about reports that he has been speaking with Iranian officials in an attempt to salvage the nuclear deal.

The Fox host asked Kerry about the reports, which hold Kerry is reassuring Iranian officials that President Donald Trump will be out of office in 2020.

Kerry didn’t exactly deny it, saying “everybody in the world is sitting around talking about waiting out President Trump.”

Perino tried to press Kerry further, though he maintained the idea applies to other diplomatic policies beyond the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.
MEMRI: Egyptian Daily: According To The Egyptian Interior Ministry, Muhammad 'Atta, One Of The Perpetrators Of The September 11, 2001 Attacks, Died In 2008
On September 11, 2018, the Egyptian daily Al-Masri Al-Yawm, which is affiliated with the Al-Sisi regime, published an investigative article titled "On the Occasion of 17th Anniversary of 9/11: Documents from the 9/11 File Reveal that the Commander of the Operation, Muhammad 'Atta, Died in 2008." The article states that the Egyptian interior ministry refused to record September 11, 2001 as the date of the death of Muhammad 'Atta, an Egyptian national who was one of the planners of the attacks and one of the hijackers of the plane that hit the North Tower of the World Trade Center. Instead, the ministry issued a death certificate noting October 29, 2008 as the date of his death, and even this was done only after the family appealed to the courts to demand the issuance of a death certificate so they could arrange matters of inheritance, and following an investigation by the State Security Investigations Service.

The article is accompanied by photos of official documents, including the aforementioned death certificate, which are implied to cast doubt on 'Atta's involvement in the 9/11 attacks. The article also states that the attacks are still shrouded in "secrets," and mentions speculations about the possible involvement of the Mossad or the FBI in them.

The following are translated excerpts from the article:

"Although 17 years have passed since the 9/11 attacks, or 'Black September', as America called them, secrets [regarding them] continue to emerge. This incident in 2001 served as an excuse for destroying countries in the Arab world. The flag of terror passed from one organization to another. During the subsequent years, some people believed – while others denied – that the Israeli Mossad had been behind the events [of 9/11] and had planned them in order to stoke conflict between the U.S. and the Middle East and Arab world. A former interior minister, Habib Al-'Adly, in his court testimony, accused the U.S. even of involvement in the destruction that befell Egypt in January 2011.[1] He [also] claimed that the FBI had received warning from an FBI source within Al-Qaeda that a large terror operation in the U.S. was being planned, but did not heed this warning, and that [the source] warned them again in August 2001, but to no avail.



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High temperatures maintained in the south and east, albeit with showers. Cooler to the north with rain or showers Thursday Isolated showers for the north and far south of Spain and the Balearics but staying dry with spells of sunshine across much of Portugal and Spain. Some sunshine but also showers, locally, heavy in Corsica Sardinia and Italy but dry into the Adriatic. Sunshine for Greece with early showers dying out but showers develop over Turkey, especially in central and northern parts with a risk of thunder. Early rain over the Low Countries and Northern France clears to give some sunshine but heavy showers are likely towards the east and south. Thundery showers for Austria and Switzerland, possibly extending into the south of Poland and Germany but dry with sunny spells further north. Further east and south, including towards the Black Sea coast it will be largely dry and sunny. Rainy over western and southern Norway but dry for much of the time over Scandinavia and the Baltic States, with only isolated showers. Temperatures across Central and Southern Europe typically in the high 20s to low 30s and locally around 35C in the south. Cooling off further north, high teens to low 20s and cooler still for Norther Scandinavia.

Friday Still dry for much of Portugal, Spain and the Balearics with only isolated shower but more significant showers moving into Southern Spain, possibly thundery later. Showers around Corsica and Sardinia at first with showers breaking out for a time across Italy and the Adriatic. Isolated showers for Greece but more showery across Turkey , especially in the north with a risk of thunder. Much of France dry with spells of sunshine but showers in the east and south. Mostly dry with sunshine and only isolated showers in the Low Countries, Northern Germany and Northern Poland but rain or showers, with isolated thunderstorms for Switzerland, Austria and the south of Germany and Poland. Mixed across Scandinavia and the Baltic States, sunshine and showers but with rain into the west and south of Norway and Sweden later. Little change temperature-wise, with the warmth in the south persisting.


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A state funeral is being held for former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan who passed on August 18, at age 80.
His body was flown to Accra on Monday and about 6,000 people, converged at the Accra International Conference Centre to pay their last respects to the Nobel laureate.
Among the dignitaries present are current UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, former Ghanaian presidents, the leaders of Ivory Coast, Liberia, Namibia and Niger, and the Crown Prince of Norway.
Guterres said of Annan
Kofi Annan was both one-of-a-kind and one of us. He was an exceptional global leader.
He was also someone virtually anyone in the world could see themselves in: those on the far reaching of poverty or by, conflict and despair who found in him an ally; the junior UN staffers following in his footsteps; the young person to whom he said until his dying breath ‘always remember, you are never too young to lead – and we are never too old to learn.
Like few in our time, Kofi Annan would bring people together, put them at ease, and unite them towards a common goal for our common humanity.
There is an old joke: The art of diplomacy is to say nothing … especially when you are speaking! Kofi Annan could say everything, sometimes without uttering a word.
It came from the dignity and the moral conviction and the humanity that was so deep in him.
He had that gentle voice, that lilt that made people smile and think of music. But his words were tough and wise.
And sometimes the graver a situation, the lower that voice would get.We would lean in to listen. And the world would lean in. And we were rewarded by his wisdom.


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RELEASE: 45 Cities Pledge to Conserve and Restore Forests, Citing Public Health, Water and Climate Benefits

Amman, Auckland, Jakarta, Johannesburg, Mexico City, Oslo, Sacramento and more cities representing over 164 million residents join Cities4Forests initiative

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (September 12, 2018) – Floods and landslides are wreaking havoc on cities from Bangkok to Bangalore. Urban heat islands are exacerbating sweltering temperatures from Los Angeles to São Paulo. Concerns about drinking water are growing from Bogota to Johannesburg to Jakarta. Rising sea levels threaten Miami and Mumbai alike. Now, a coalition of cities has emerged to protect their residents from these threats by deploying a highly underrated resource: forests.

Today at the Global Climate Action Summit, 45 cities across six continents joined the Cities4Forests initiative, committing to conserve and restore their forests while making residents more aware of the vast benefits of trees. Cities joining include Addis Ababa, Bogotá, Kigali, Kochi, Quito, São Paulo, Toronto and Vienna, with many more across the globe and in the U.S. such as Detroit, Los Angeles, New York City, Oakland, Salt Lake City, Seattle and Washington, D.C.

“Cities have invisible footprints on faraway forests that most people aren't aware of. The commodities that we consume - timber, paper, palm oil, beef, soybeans – can be responsible for destroying forests. And the benefits that forests provide to cities are underappreciated too,” said Frances Seymour, Distinguished Senior Fellow at World Resources Institute. “The more we learn about how trees interact with the atmosphere, the more we realize how forests influence the climate on both a local and a global scale. Forests are an important source of climate resilience and stability for people, no matter where we live.”

Trees and forests are immensely valuable to cities and their residents. The Cities4Forests initiative works at three levels: inner, nearby and faraway forests. Trees within cities—the inner forests in parks, boulevards, and yards—help filter air, moderate temperatures and lower energy bills. Trees in the watersheds surrounding cities—nearby forests—buffer against flooding and landslides, lower water treatment costs, offer exercise opportunities and give residents an escape from hectic urban life. Trees in faraway forests, particularly in the tropics, sequester carbon to help combat climate change, generate rain for the world’s farm belts, provide an array of essential products and medicinal ingredients, and host the majority of the world’s land-based biodiversity.

“As the City of Trees, we in Sacramento recognize the important role forests play in promoting clean air and water, and enhancing the quality of life of all residents,” said Mayor Darrell Steinberg, of Sacramento. “From their ability to curb climate change to the miles of hiking and biking trails they provide, without forests, our city cannot truly thrive. Cities4Forests will help us, and other cities, share the best ways to prioritize, restore, and protect the trees that make our communities vibrant and healthy.” 

“As Antananarivo is hit by cyclones and tropical storms every year, I fully understand the importance of protecting and restoring trees and forests inside and nearby our city,” said Mayor Lalao Ravalomanana, of Antananarivo, Madagascar. “Green areas can reduce our risks from natural disasters, support climate action strategies and contribute to a more healthy and resilient environment.”

The 45 founding cities of Cities4Forests include cities from every continent except Antarctica, representing 164.9 million residents in their metropolitan areas (see the full list below). Participating cities share a commitment to reduce deforestation, restore forests and help manage forests both inside and outside city limits. Each city joining the Cities4Forests initiative has committed to:

  • Understand. To assess their reliance and impacts on trees and forests.
  • Engage. To raise awareness among residents about the benefits forests provide, communicate what people can do to make a positive impact and collaborate across government agencies to improve the health of trees and forests.
  • Innovate. To harness the power of forests to help achieve climate goals, secure clean and stable water supplies, reduce stormwater runoff, improve public health and provide recreation.
  • Act. To implement new tools, local policies, voluntary programs, investments and public procurement decisions to meet these goals.
  • Progress. To engage at the three Cities4Forest scales (inner, nearby, and faraway forests), participating in at least one level by 2020, two by 2022 and all three by 2025.
  • Share. To share insights, experiences, and innovations to inspire ambition and mobilize action among cities around the world.

“Conserving our forests is a top priority in Mexico City’s climate action plan,” said Tanya Müller García, Mexico City’s Secretary of Environment. “In fact, 59% of the city’s territory is conserved land that provides multiple environmental benefits – absorbing carbon emissions, protecting our water supply, regulating the city’s temperature and creating space for biodiversity. These benefits are fundamental for Mexico City’s sustainability and for our residents’ quality of life. And we recognize that forests outside of the city’s boundaries need to be protected too. Mexico City is the first local government in Latin America to launch a Forest Carbon Bond. Now with our commitment to Cities4Forests, we continue advancing even more ambitious climate goals.”

Cities4Forests is managed by World Resources Institute, Pilot Projects and REVOLVE. Cities joining the program can benefit from their technical assistance to measure tree cover canopy and prioritize where to plant trees for maximum benefit; increased capacity to apply for funding for tree planting; advice on where to look for financing to protect watersheds or restore degraded areas; help writing sustainable procurement guidelines for timber, construction materials and paper products; and much more.

“I am an enthusiastic city dweller in a capital surrounded by deep forests. I know how vital these accessible, yet quiet forests are to the health and well being of the people of Oslo,” said Norway's Minister of Climate and Environment, Ola Elvestuen, who is supporting the initiative. “Indeed, forests are incredibly valuable to cities and urban citizens for contemplation, exercise, by providing improved air quality and cleaner drinking water. Still, forests further away – particularly in the tropics – are even more important. They support rainfall for food production and food security worldwide and they combat climate change by storing massive amounts of carbon. Halting and reversing tropical deforestation is critical to retain these benefits, and only with cities and their citizens on board can we succeed.”

City officials will also benefit from a peer-to-peer exchange network to learn from other cities and highlight success cases, and a citizen engagement and communications package.

The following cities have signed the Cities4Forests Declaration:

1. Accra, Ghana
2. Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
3. Aguascalientes, Mexico
4. Amman, Jordan
5. Antalya, Turkey
6. Antananarivo, Madagascar
7. Auckland, New Zealand
8. Baltimore, USA
9. Belo Horizonte, Brazil 
10. Bogotá, Colombia
11. Campinas, Brazil
12. Culiacán, Mexico
13. Detroit, USA
14. Eugene, USA
15. Greater Manchester, UK
16. Guadalajara, Mexico
17. Haifa, Israel
18. Honolulu, USA
19. Jakarta, Indonesia 
20. Johannesburg, South Africa
21. Kigali, Rwanda
22. King County (WA), USA
23. Kochi, India

24. Lin'an, China
25. Little Rock, USA
26. Los Angeles, USA
27. Mérida, Mexico
28. Mexico City, Mexico 
29. New York City, USA
30. North Little Rock, USA
31. Oakland, USA
32. Oslo, Norway 
33. Philadelphia, USA
34. Portland (OR), USA
35. Quito, Ecuador
36. Raleigh, USA
37. Sacramento, USA
38. Salem (OR), USA
39. Salt Lake City, USA
40. Salvador, Brazil
41. São Paulo, Brazil
42. Seattle, USA
43. Toronto, Canada
44. Vienna, Austria
45. Washington, DC, USA

Cities4Forests is also endorsed by the Brazilian National Front of Mayors and Jalisco State, Mexico

“The FEMSA Foundation is pleased to support Cities4Forests as a platform to scale up green infrastructure strategies in Latin America for sustainable urban development and water security. We envision a pipeline of innovative projects to emerge from the founding cities, blazing a pathway for scale and replication,” said Mariano Montero Zubillaga, Director of the FEMSA Foundation.

More information is available here.

To join the partnership please contact John-Rob Pool.


Additional Quotes

“As Addis Ababa’s population increases, we are increasingly aware of the importance of forests in and around our city in achieving our development goals. We are proud to be a city that is fighting to restore, protect, and utilize forests – to the benefit of our citizens, environment, and economy.” – Mayor Takele Uma Benti, of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Auckland’s urban forest helps clean the air and stormwater, cools and beautifies urban spaces, and brings nature to Aucklanders’ doorsteps. Auckland and Cities4Forests are united in a common goal: recognising the wide range of measurable benefits forests provide in making our lives healthier, happier and more gratifying.” – John Mauro, Chief Sustainability Officer of Auckland, New Zealand

“Cities4Forests is supporting our program to a greener and healthier 21st century for Bogotá. The forests we want to create in our future "Van der Hammen" reserve in the north of the city will be essential to help us become resilient to the impacts of climate change and supply clean water, while also providing jobs and boosting infrastructure, public health and recreation.” – Mayor Enrique Peñalosa, of Bogotá, Colombia

"The City of Detroit is excited to be a part of Cities4Forests to amplify our work to restore a vital tree canopy in our city to provide the safety, cooling, air quality, and stormwater benefits of trees to more Detroiters. We are actively exploring innovative opportunities to utilize vacant land throughout our city to create a better quality of life for all Detroiters and this opportunity fits right in." – Brad Dick, Group Executive of Infrastructure of Detroit, USA.

Jakarta’s government recognizes that trees and forests in Jakarta provide a multitude of benefits to urban residents, including providing clean air, high quality drinking water and recreation space. Cities4Forests is one of the efforts of the City of Jakarta to implement its 2017-2022 development plan, particularly in relation to the rehabilitation and restoration of the urban environment, the establishment of Jakarta as a Green and Safe City, as well as the improvement of water and air quality.” – Oswar Mungkasa, Deputy Governor for Spatial Planning and Environment of Jakarta, Indonesia

Oslo is surrounded by the forest and the fjord. By joining Cities4Forests, the city of Oslo reaffirms the importance of maintaining and restoring forests and natural landscapes for our local welfare and for the global climate.” – Raymond Johansen, Governing Mayor of Oslo, Norway

"Quito is a city that grows together with its nature, where trees and forests are treated as an integral component in planning nature based solutions for sustainable development. We are thrilled to be part of the Cities4Forest initiative as it will be a great support to continue our work in ensuring ecosystem services and connecting rural and urban areas." – Mayor Mauricio Rodas, of Quito, Ecuador

"The city of São Paulo is proud to be part of Cities4Forests and will measure efforts to conserve and enlarge green spaces. Urban forests contribute to the regulation of humidity and temperature, air quality control, health and lifestyle of citizens. Our municipality has 30.4% of the territory covered with Atlantic Forest and to preserve this biome, a treasure in fauna and flora, is one of our management priorities. We are in this challenge together! Containing the environmental imbalance in cities contributes to a better world for all." – Mayor Bruno Covas, of São Paulo, Brazil

“Cities are places of creativity and connection. Cities4Forests will harness this energy, helping cities co-design new ideas that connect citizens to the trees and forests just outside their doors and to the vital global forests that we all depend on.” – Scott Francisco, Founder of Pilot Projects Design Collective

"Cities4Forests addresses the greatest challenge of our times: reconciling our relationship with nature so that future generations can live in a cleaner and healthier world." – Stuart Reigeluth, Founder of REVOLVE


About the World Resources Institute (WRI)

WRI is a global research organization that spans more than 50 countries, with offices in the United States, Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Mexico and more. Our more than 700 experts and staff work closely with leaders to turn big ideas into action at the nexus of environment, economic opportunity and human well-being. Learn more at www.wri.org.

About Pilot Projects

Pilot Projects Design Collective is a systems thinking and design consultancy based in Montreal and New York City. We help organizations ‘co-create a better world’ through inventive projects combining culture, infrastructure and the natural environment. Pilot Projects has expertise in architecture, urbanism, participatory design, project assessment and forest ecology, with services ranging from visioning and facilitation to complete project design and implementation. Co-create with us:  www.pilot-projects.org

About REVOLVE

Based in Brussels and Barcelona, REVOLVE is a communication group fostering cultures of sustainability. REVOLVE coordinates publications, curates photo exhibitions, organizes forums, and publishes a quarterly magazine about water (winter), nature (spring), energy (summer) and transport (fall). Recent city-forest REVOLVE activities include publications (e.g., magazine highlighting forest-city linkages), communications campaigns (e.g., photo exhibition on green buildings), and events (21 March forum on city-forest linkages). REVOLVE will lead on citizen engagement and communication packages, including visual identity development, campaign messaging, digital portal management, media relations, photo exhibitions, educational material, impact reporting and other communication tools. Start revolving: www.revolve.media

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Bigger than San Francisco, it powers more than half a million homes and sits in the Irish Sea, off the coast of England.

The Walney Extension opened last week with a generating capacity of 659 megawatts, and is located between northern England and the Isle of Man. Its 87 turbines, which stand up to 640 feet tall, are some of the world's biggest in operation. (Taller is generally better for harnessing the wind because wind speeds tend to pick up as you get higher off the ground.)

The project is part of a larger trend of investment in offshore wind farms as a way to produce clean, renewable energy. The first offshore wind farm in the US, a 30 megawatt farm that sits 30 miles off the coast of Rhode Island, was completed in 2016. One recent report estimated that by 2026, 2.3 gigawatts of offshore wind power will be up and running in the US. That'd be enough wind energy to light up more than a million more American households.

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The Walney Extension is an array of 87 turbines in the Irish Sea off the west coast of England. At capacity, the wind farm provides enough power for more than 590,000 homes.



The turbines sit less than 12 miles away from Walney Island in England.



The wind farm spans 56 square miles — an area bigger than the island of Manhattan or the city of San Francisco. (It's about the size of 20,000 soccer fields.)

Orsted, the Danish wind power company that built the new farm, couldn't even fit the whole thing in this video.



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