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          International Criminal Court 'facing US threats'      Cache   Translate Page      

ICC member countries should reaffirm the court’s mandate in the face of United States threats to weaken its essential role in international justice, Human Rights Watch says.

International Criminal Court (ICC) member countries should reaffirm the court’s mandate in the face of United States threats to weaken its essential role in international justice, says Human Rights Watch. The 17th session of the court’s annual meeting, the Assembly of States Parties, will take place in The Hague from 5 to 12 December 2018.

The administration of US President Donald Trump has sought to undermine the court’s legitimacy and threatened to thwart investigations involving the US or its allies. On September 10, the US national security adviser, John Bolton, declared that the US would not cooperate with the ICC. He threatened a number of retaliatory steps if the court investigated US citizens or citizens of allied countries, including against court officials and governments cooperating with the ICC. Trump also made critical remarks at the United Nations General Assembly.

“US threats against the ICC are an affront to every victim seeking justice before this court”, said Elizabeth Evenson, associate international justice director at Human Rights Watch. “ICC member countries should demonstrate at their annual meeting their resolve to oppose any effort to undermine the court’s investigations and prosecutions.”

The ICC prosecutor’s request to open an investigation in Afghanistan, which could include crimes committed by Taliban forces and the Afghan government, as well as US military and Central Intelligence Agency personnel, is pending before the court. An ICC investigation in Afghanistan would advance accountability and provide victims with a path to justice, while putting those responsible for serious crimes on notice that they could face prosecution, Human Rights Watch said.

ICC member countries responded to the US threats with strong statements of support for the court. Similar efforts in the past to undermine the court’s work have also been met by firm resistance from members, including a hostile US campaign by the administration of George W. Bush.

Given the broader pressure on the international rule of law, it is all the more important for ICC member countries to defend the court’s mandate with clear statements and actions, Human Rights Watch said. ICC members should seize opportunities during the meeting’s general debate in the language of resolutions adopted, in discussions on state cooperation, and at other moments to show their resolve to ensure that the court can do its job.

Members will mark the 20th anniversary of the ICC’s founding treaty, the Rome Statute, during a dedicated debate at the session, capping a year of anniversary commemorations. They will also discuss victim rights. Governments and court officials should use discussions to address the court’s challenges, including improving court investigations, deepening the court’s impact in affected communities, and securing arrests based on its warrants since the court depends on member countries to make the arrests. On 17 November 2018, Alfred Yékatom, known as “Rombhot,” was surrendered to the court in a case arising out of its investigation in the Central African Republic, the second arrest in 2018 for the court. But 17 arrest warrants remain outstanding, at the expense of victims and their families.

“The ICC has struggled to deliver on expectations”, Evenson said. “It’s precisely because the court’s role is so crucial in bringing justice that court officials need to step up their performance and member governments need to increase their support.”

Human Rights Watch issued a briefing note in advance of the session, with recommendations to ICC states parties, including for the election of the court’s next prosecutor. The term of the current prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda, expires in June 2021. Early preparations and a strictly merit-based approach to the election is needed, Human Rights Watch said.

Negotiations about the court’s annual budget, with funds provided by its member countries, will be part of the agenda. Some member countries have demanded 'zero growth' in the court’s budget, but other countries have increasingly insisted that the court should have the resources it needs to manage its growing workload. During 2018, the ICC prosecutor opened three new preliminary examinations – into the situations in the Philippines, Bangladesh/Myanmar, and Venezuela – and received two referrals from member countries to examine the situations in Palestine and Venezuela.

The ICC is the first permanent global court mandated to bring to justice people responsible for war crimes, crimes against humanity, and genocide when national courts are unable or unwilling to do so. It is a court of last resort and has 123 member countries. In addition to the request to open an investigation in Afghanistan, the ICC prosecutor has opened investigations in Central African Republic, Côte d’Ivoire, the Darfur region of Sudan, Democratic Republic of Congo, Georgia, Kenya, Libya, Mali, and northern Uganda. The prosecutor is also examining allegations of crimes committed in a number of places to determine whether to open investigations. In addition to Venezuela, Bangladesh/Myanmar, and the Philippines, these include Colombia, Guinea, Nigeria, Palestine, Ukraine, and alleged abuses by United Kingdom armed forces in Iraq.

“The court is a crucial yet vulnerable component of the rule-based global order, and has a vital role to play in backstopping victims’ access to justice”,  Evenson said. “Members should take every opportunity to make clear that they will provide the support it needs.”

* Read Briefing Note for the Seventeenth Session of the International Criminal Court Assembly of States Parties here

* Human Rights Watch https://www.hrw.org/

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          Comment on November Diary: Nation Wreckers In Hell, CRISPR Babies (He's On First) Eugenics vs. Dysgenics, Etc., by John Derbyshire      Cache   Translate Page      
I will have to look up The Sacred Fury; it sounds great. I recommend The Missionaries by Owen Stanley; it is about a UN NGO's attempt to bring civilization, and Social Justice, to Papua New Guinea tribespersons. ... I've heard the author worked with UN NGOs, and respects the tribesmen for all their genuine savagery, so it is quite an excellent read. And funny as hell.
          Disgusting Food Museum coming to Los Angeles      Cache   Translate Page      

Sweden's Disgusting Food Museum is opening a touring exhibition in Los Angeles's Architecture and Design Museum. The exhibit runs from December 9 to February 17. "What we find disgusting has to be learned -- it's purely cultural," says curator/psychologist Samuel West. This is a fine opportunity to taste foods you've been curious about, like fermented shark, durian, maggot-infested cheese (above), bull penis (seen below), or mouse wine (also below). From CNN:

...American favorites such as root beer and Jell-O salad sit in the museum alongside fried tarantula and cooked guinea pigs. "If you give root beer to a Swede they will spit it out and say it tastes like toothpaste, but I think it's delicious," he notes...

While many food-related "museums" of late have mostly just been opportunities for novel selfies, West is adamant that the Disgusting Food Museum is there to help people learn and think critically, not just to pose for photos. The downside? "One of my worries that it will start stinking in here," West says.

Also see posts about Samuel West's previous Museum of Failure here and here.

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          Disgusting Food Museum coming to Los Angeles      Cache   Translate Page      

Sweden's Disgusting Food Museum is opening a touring exhibition in Los Angeles's Architecture and Design Museum. The exhibit runs from December 9 to February 17. "What we find disgusting has to be learned -- it's purely cultural," says curator/psychologist Samuel West. This is a fine opportunity to taste foods you've been curious about, like fermented shark, durian, maggot-infested cheese (above), bull penis (seen below), or mouse wine (also below). From CNN:

...American favorites such as root beer and Jell-O salad sit in the museum alongside fried tarantula and cooked guinea pigs. "If you give root beer to a Swede they will spit it out and say it tastes like toothpaste, but I think it's delicious," he notes...

While many food-related "museums" of late have mostly just been opportunities for novel selfies, West is adamant that the Disgusting Food Museum is there to help people learn and think critically, not just to pose for photos. The downside? "One of my worries that it will start stinking in here," West says.

Also see posts about Samuel West's previous Museum of Failure here and here.

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          BẢN TIN NGÀY 4/12/2018 (Báo Tiếng Dân)       Cache   Translate Page      



04/12/2018

Tin Biển Đông

Hải quân TQ lại đối đầu tàu chiến Mỹ ở Biển Đông, theo VOA. Trung Quốc tuyên bố triển khai lực lượng hải quân để xua đuổi tuần dương hạm có tên lửa dẫn đường USS Chancellorsville của Mỹ khi chiến hạm này đi ngang qua các vùng biển đang tranh chấp ở Biển Đông.

Phía Trung Quốc nói thêm: “Bộ Tư lệnh Chiến khu miền Nam đã triển khai các lực lượng hải quân và không quân để theo dõi chiếc tàu Mỹ, đưa ra lời cảnh cáo để tàu Mỹ rời khỏi nơi này”. Bài báo cho biết: chiến hạm USS Chancellorsville “đi ngang qua quần đảo Hoàng Sa để khẳng định quyền tự do hàng hải sau khi cập cảng ở Hong Kong cùng với tàu sân bay Ronald Reagan và tàu USS Curtis Wilbur vào tuần trước”.

Báo Dân Trí có bài: Hé lộ hòn đảo “mắt xích” trong chiến lược của Mỹ ở Biển Đông. Đó là đảo Manus ở Papua New Guinea với căn cứ hải quân Lombrum, “có thể coi là mắt xích quan trọng trong chiến lược của Mỹ và các đồng minh nhằm kiềm chế Trung Quốc bành trướng ảnh hưởng ở Biển Đông”.

Bài viết lưu ý: Mỹ và Australia “tuyên bố bắt tay khôi phục Lombrum chỉ vài tháng sau khi xuất hiện những đồn đoán rằng Trung Quốc cũng đang có ý định xây dựng một cảng ở đảo Manus và có thể sử dụng làm một căn cứ hải quân”.


“Củi” Trần Bắc Hà

Trong cuộc họp báo chiều 3/12, Thiếu tướng Lương Tam Quang, Chánh văn phòng Bộ Công an cung cấp thông tin vụ ông Trần Bắc Hà bị bắt: Đang củng cố chứng cứ, thu hồi tài sản, theo VietNamNet. Ông Quang nói thêm: “Khi có kết luận điều tra, chúng tôi sẽ thông tin công khai trên các phương tiện thông tin đại chúng”.

Trong vụ Trần Bắc Hà bị dẫn độ về nước, các nhà báo “lề dân” đã đưa tin sớm gần một ngày so với truyền thông “lề đảng”, nhưng ông Lương Tam Quang vẫn nói: “Thông tin về các vụ án trên mạng xã hội là không chính thống”. Trong khi báo “lề đảng” cũng thừa nhận: “Trước khi Bộ Công an thông báo bắt ông Trần Bắc Hà thì mạng xã hội đã có thông tin khá chính xác”.

Về mặt truyền thông, thông tin nhanh nhạy và chính xác, phản ánh đúng sự thật… là những yếu tố quan trọng, chứ không phải yếu tố “chính thống”. Truyền thông “lề đảng” từ lâu đã bị mạng xã hội qua mặt, chẳng hạn như vụ hai tướng Phan Văn Vĩnh và Nguyễn Thanh Hóa sẽ bị bắt, đưa ra xét xử, đã được Facebooker Lê Nguyễn Hương Trà đưa tin vài tháng trước khi vụ việc diễn ra.

Báo Dân Trí đặt câu hỏi: Ông Trần Bắc Hà bị bắt trong vụ án cụ thể nào? Theo thông tin do phía công an cung cấp, phe “đốt lò” trước mắt vẫn tập trung vào sai phạm của ông Bắc Hà và đồng phạm ở Ngân hàng BIDV, loạt sai phạm đã dẫn đến sự trì trệ của hệ thống ngân hàng Việt Nam trong nhiều năm.

Zing đặt câu hỏi: Dự án nuôi bò hơn 4.500 tỷ ở Hà Tĩnh giờ ra sao? Năm 2015, giai đoạn “đồng chí X” chưa làm “người tử tế”, UBND tỉnh Hà Tĩnh chấp thuận chủ trương đầu tư Dự án chăn nuôi bò của Công ty Bình Hà với tổng mức đầu tư hơn 4.500 tỷ đồng. Dự án được triển khai trên diện tích hơn 2.000 ha tại xã Cẩm Quan, huyện Cẩm Xuyên và xã Kỳ Tây, huyện Kỳ Anh. Hậu quả là “hàng trăm ha đất rừng sản xuất, đất trồng hoa màu, trồng lúa của người dân các xã ở 2 huyện trên bị thu hồi”.

Năm 2016, dự án khởi công và hoạt động với sự góp mặt của ông Trần Bắc Hà. Đến nay, “các hạng mục tại trang trại chăn nuôi bò của Công ty cổ phần chăn nuôi Bình Hà ở xã Kỳ Tân (Kỳ Anh) bị bỏ hoang, xuống cấp nghiêm trọng, cỏ dại mọc um tùm”.


Khi “đồng chí” thanh toán “đồng chí”

Sáng 3/12, tại Gia Lai, một cán bộ phường tại Gia Lai bị đồng nghiệp bắn tử vong, theo báo Thế Giới Tiếp Thị. Bà Kpă H’Ven, Phó Chủ tịch HĐND phường Đoàn Kết, bị Bùi Văn Hiếu, Phó ban Chỉ huy quân sự phường bắn chết khi đang ở trụ sở làm việc. Bài báo đưa tin, Hiếu cầm súng, xông vào UBND phường khi đang còn nhiều người làm lễ chào cờ. Hiếu bắn nhiều phát súng chỉ thiên, khống chế và bắn chết bà Kpă H’Ven, sau đó hung thủ tự sát, được đưa đi cấp cứu trong tình trạng nguy kịch.


Zing đưa tin, chính quyền địa phương huy động 40 cán bộ an ninh, các đội nghiệp vụ, công an phường giải cứu con tin. Nhưng chiến dịch giải cứu con tin bất thành trong vụ nữ phó chủ tịch HĐND bị bắn. Khi công an lại gần thì Hiếu lập tức giết con tin rồi tự sát. Thêm bằng chứng cho sự thật đằng sau những lời tuyên truyền về “trình độ” giải cứu con tin của an ninh Việt Nam.


Thông Tấn Xã Việt Nam đưa tin: Phó Chủ tịch HĐND phường ở Gia Lai bị bắn chết: Hung thủ và nạn nhân có quan hệ tình cảmTheo một số Nhân chứng tại hiện trường, “sau khi nổ súng tự sát, ông Hiếu nằm ôm thi thể bà Kpă H’Ven. Cũng theo dư luận tại đây, hai nạn nhân này có mối quan hệ tình cảm và do bất đồng trong quan hệ nên xảy ra sự việc đáng tiếc trên”.

Hơn hai năm sau “tiếng súng Yên Bái”, khi Chi cục trưởng Chi cục Kiểm lâm của tỉnh này là Đỗ Cường Minh, bắn chết hai cấp trên là Bí thư Tỉnh ủy Phạm Duy Cường và Chủ tịch HĐND tỉnh Ngô Ngọc Tuấn, lại có cán bộ chính quyền bắn chết nhau, lần này ở Gia Lai, theo VOA. Bài viết đề cập thêm hai vụ “cán bộ trong chính quyền dùng súng bắn chết lãnh đạo” trước cả vụ Yên Bái.



Khu tưởng niệm nhà thơ Tố Hữu

Mặc dù nợ nần chồng chất, liên tục bị bội chi ngân sách, phải vay nợ mới để trả nợ cũ, nhưng lãnh đạo CSVN vẫn quyết chi ngân sách 28 tỉ đồng để xây khu tưởng niệm nhà thơ Tố Hữu ở Quảng Điền, Thừa Thiên Huế. Trước đó, Tố Hữu cũng đã chiếm một nhà lưu niệm, được khánh thành năm 2009, tại làng Quốc tế Thăng Long, Dịch Vọng, Cầu Giấy, Hà Nội.

VOA có bài: Kế hoạch xây khu tưởng niệm ‘nhà thơ làm kinh tế’ bị phản đối. Dịch giả Phạm Nguyên Trường nói với VOA: “Tôi thấy ông Tố Hữu chả có công trạng gì với dân tộc cả. Ông ấy phá hoại là nhiều. Tôi cho rằng việc xây dựng là để một số người nào đó kiếm tiền chứ họ cũng chẳng tôn trọng gì ông Tố Hữu nữa vì ông ấy chết lâu lắm rồi mà”.


Tin nhân quyền

Nhà báo Trương Châu Hữu Danh viết: Phá nhà dân bằng… giấy lộn. Ông Danh cho biết, ngày 22/8/2017 UBND phường Bình Hưng Hòa, Bình Tân, TPHCM ra quyết định cưỡng chế, phá dỡ gần 500m2 nhà ông Trần Văn Ân, do gia đình ông Ân dựng không phép. Quyết định có hiệu lực ngay từ ngày ký cho đến 5 ngày sau, nhưng phường đã không làm gì khi quyết định còn hiệu lực. Mãi gần 500 ngày sau, phường cho hàng trăm người xuống phá.

quyết định cưỡng chế :

Ông Danh viết: “Phá banh phá nát trong vòng vài tiếng đồng hồ. Nếu phường quang minh chính đại, thì ngại gì mà không ký quyết định mới? Hay ký mới thì sợ dân còn thời hiệu khiếu nại? Vì dẫu gì, cái quyết định vô giá trị kia không còn thời hiệu để dân khiếu nại được!

RFA đưa tin: Việt Nam tuyên bố thực hiện hơn 96% khuyến nghị nhân quyền của LHQ. Chánh văn phòng Bộ Ngoại Giao, ông Đặng Hoàng Giang nói: “Việt Nam đã thực hiện xong 96,2% khuyến nghị về nhân quyền của Liên Hiệp Quốc (LHQ) và sẽ báo cáo tại kỳ Kiểm điểm Định kỳ Phổ quát Toàn cầu (UPR) chu kỳ 3 của Hội đồng Nhân quyền LHQ (UNDP) vào ngày 22 tháng 1 năm 2019”.

Trái ngược với báo cáo và tuyên bố của quan chức cộng sản, thực tế tình hình nhân quyền trong nước ngày càng bị đàn áp rất mạnh. Một số tổ chức theo dõi nhân quyền như Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International… liên  tục lên tiếng về các trường hợp Việt Nam vi phạm nghiêm trọng quyền con người, đàn áp tự do ngôn luận, tự do tôn giáo…

Nghệ An tiếp tục tổ chức hội nghị đòi trục xuất linh mục Đặng Hữu Nam khỏi địa phương, theo RFA. Ngày 30/11, hội nghị các tổ chức đoàn thể tỉnh Nghệ An, gồm hội cựu chiến binh, đoàn thanh niên, hội phụ nữ, hội nông dân, họp tại UBND xã Khánh Thành, huyện Yên Thành để “lên án linh mục Đặng Hữu Nam và đòi trục xuất ông ra khỏi địa phương”. Những người này cho rằng, linh mục Đặng Hữu Nam gây xáo trộn đời sống của họ.

Cán bộ “ăn” đất

Báo Tiền Phong đưa tin: Đất ruộng bị múc trộm, chính quyền chây ì xử lý. Hàng ngàn m2 đất nông nghiệp tại huyện Văn Lâm (Hưng Yên) bị lãnh đạo thôn múc trộm đem bán, bỏ túi. Hàng chục mẫu đất của 30 hộ dân biến thành ao hồ, mất nơi canh tác. Sự việc bị phát giác, lãnh đạo thôn đến nhà các hộ dân dụ dỗ, hòa giải.

Chính quyền xã nói “đã lập biên bản xử lý” và cho rằng số lượng đất bị múc đi dùng đắp bờ chứ chính quyền thôn không đem bán. Tuy nhiên, khi phóng viên muốn xem biên bản thì lãnh đạo xã không đưa. Theo phóng viên quan sát, “số lượng đắp đường chỉ chiếm rất nhỏ trong số diện tích đất nông nghiệp bị múc trộm”.

Báo Pháp Luật TP HCM có bài: Bị hàng xóm xây nhà nhầm trên đất của mình. Vợ chồng bà Nguyễn Thị Tám bị hàng xóm là ông Mười xây dựng nhà trên lô đất 200m2. Bà Tám khởi kiện ra TAND huyện Hàm Thuận Bắc yêu cầu ông Mười trả lại đất, nhưng tòa không buộc ông Mười trả lại đất.

Nghi ngờ cán bộ TAND và ông Mười thông đồng, chạy án, bà Nguyễn Thị Tám nộp đơn kháng cáo. Ông Mười không chỉ xây nhà ở trên đất của vợ chồng bà Tám mà còn lấn chiếm 28m2 đất công quy hoạch đường đi. Không biết phía sau ông Mười là thế lực nào mà ông ngang nhiên chiếm đất của người khác một cách dễ dàng như vậy?


Bòn rút ngân sách

Sai phạm hàng trăm tỷ, có dấu hiệu tham nhũng, thông đồng bỏ túi riêng, nhưng Tổng giám đốc Công ty Tân Thuận tự nhận kỷ luật khiển trách, theo báo Sài Gòn Giải Phóng. Ông Tề Trí Dũng, Tổng Giám đốc Công ty Tân Thuận và nhiều cấp phó tự đưa ra hình thức kỷ luật cho bản thân là “khiển trách”.

Lưu ý, Công ty Tân Thuận của ông Dũng liên quan đến rất nhiều vụ sai phạm bán cổ phần của doanh nghiệp nhà nước, gây thất thoát lớn cho ngân sách và có quan hệ mật thiết với phe cánh cựu Bí thư Thành ủy Lê Thanh Hải. Hiện ông Dũng đã bị đình chỉ công tác vì có hành vi cản trở điều tra sai phạm, nhưng ông vẫn được đảng cộng sản TP HCM cơ cấu làm đại biểu HĐND nhiệm kỳ 2016 – 2021.

Báo Pháp Luật Việt Nam có bài: Qua thời ‘chia ghế’ đến thời ‘dẹp ghế’. Mạnh ai nấy đục khoét ngân sách, “ăn” trên xương máu của dân, từ thời “vẽ” ra đủ các hội, nhóm, tổ chức, các cục, tổng cục để chia nhau chức tước. Ngân sách bộ máy chi cho cán bộ chiếm đến hơn 60% thì còn tiền đâu cho phát triển kinh tế, an sinh xã hội? “Hà Nội phải chi ngân sách để cấp phụ cấp cho số cán bộ kiêm nhiệm các chức danh là 1.079 tỷ đồng”.


Thiếu tá công an qua lại với kẻ gian

Báo Pháp Luật TP HCM đưa tin: Tạm đình chỉ công tác thiếu tá đăng ảnh ăn nhậu với đương sự. Công an tỉnh Thừa Thiên – Huế cho biết, họ đã quyết định tạm đình chỉ công tác đối với Thiếu tá Vương Thành và thay đổi điều tra viên, không cho Thiếu tá Thành tham gia điều tra vụ án “lợi dụng tín nhiệm chiếm đoạt tài sản”.

Trước đó, Công an TP Huế khởi tố Lê Hoài Lộc về hành vi lạm dụng tín nhiệm, chiếm đoạt 2 xe ô tô mang đi bán. Một xe bị bán cho Đồng Văn Đạt, ở Nghệ An, nên thiếu tá Thành được cử đến đây làm việc. Tuy nhiên, thiếu tá Thành đã đi ăn nhậu thân thiết với đương sự vụ án khi truy tìm xe gian, thậm chí còn chụp hình đăng lên trang cá nhân, theo báo Dân Trí.

Thiếu tá Thành khoác vai đương sự nhậu, tuy nhiên lại trả lời “bữa nhậu đó do các đồng nghiệp đang công tác tại Công an Nghệ An mời nên thiếu tá Thành cũng bất ngờ khi có mặt anh Đạt tại cuộc nhậu”.


Lãnh đạo lại muốn “vặt lông vịt”

Thời Báo Kinh Tế Việt Nam dẫn số liệu từ chính quyền khoe “thành tích”: Thuế thu nhập cá nhân, bảo vệ môi trường góp 120.000 tỷ vào ngân sách. Theo đó, nguồn thu từ thuế bảo vệ môi trường và thuế thu nhập cá nhân “chiếm đến 13% tổng thu nội địa và 10% tổng thu ngân sách nhà nước…”

Trong hơn 11 tháng qua, thuế thu nhập cá nhân thu được 82,5 ngàn tỷ đồng; thuế bảo vệ môi trường thu được 38,3 ngàn tỷ đồng. Tất cả hai nguồn thu trên đều bù đắp vào thâm thủng ngân sách thay vì để dành một phần chi bảo vệ môi trường như tên gọi của nó.

Báo Tri Thức Trẻ đặt câu hỏi: Tại sao người dân sẽ luôn phải chịu giá điện cao? EVN báo lỗ 1.300 tỷ đồng trong năm 2017, chuẩn bị cho một kế hoạch điều chỉnh giá điện trong năm 2019. “Những điều này đã đặt ra câu hỏi về tính độc quyền của doanh nghiệp này trên thị trường. Thế nhưng, nếu mở toang cửa thị trường, mọi chuyện có được giải quyết?”

TS Nguyễn Tuệ Anh dẫn chứng một vài nước không thành công trong việc bỏ độc quyền ngành điện để cổ súy cho việc tăng giá: “Nhiều nghiên cứu đã chỉ ra người dân sẽ phải chịu giá điện cao cũng như không hi vọng vào một sự cạnh tranh”. Tuy nhiên, bà Anh không tính đến yếu tố thiếu minh bạch trong giá điện ở Việt Nam.


Môi trường chết dần

Báo Tiền Phong đưa tin: Cá chết trắng mặt nước tại hồ điều hòa ở thành phố Vinh. Những ngày qua, hồ điều hòa Cửa Nam, Vinh, Nghệ An xuất hiện tình trạng cá chết bất thường, nổi trắng mặt nước. Quan sát tại hồ, “nước đen ngòm, cá chết nổi trắng mặt hồ, mùi hôi thối nồng nặc. Theo những người dân sở tại, tình trạng nước ô nhiễm, bốc mùi xảy ra đã lâu nhưng hiện tượng cá chết thì mới diễn ra trong những ngày gần đây”.

Cá bớp chết hàng loạt ở Quảng Ngãi, thiệt hại hơn 1 tỷ đồng, theo báo Sài Gòn Giải Phóng. Có trên 2.000 con cá chết với trọng lượng từ 3 – 6kg và hàng ngàn con 2 tháng tuổi cũng chung số phận. Chính quyền và truyền thông “lề đảng” tuyên bố cá bớp chết do… hậu quả bão số 9. Trong khi cơn bão này ảnh hưởng mạnh nhất ở khu vực Sài Gòn và miền Đông Nam Bộ.

Dân bắt giữ người để phản đối dự án điện mặt trời tại Bình Định, theo RFA. Người dân xã Mỹ Thắng, huyện Phù Mỹ, tỉnh Bình Định tiếp tục bắt giữ cán bộ về địa phương khảo sát dự án điện mặt trời. Theo kế hoạch, phía chính quyền sẽ tìm cách đối thoại và giải thích với người dân hôm nay, 4/12/2018.

Người dân cho biết, “họ lo ngại rằng dự án nhà máy điện mặt trời sẽ gây ô nhiễm môi trường, đổ thải ra biển, làm cho hải sản nuôi của người dân bị tác hại. Ngoài ra, người dân nghi ngờ chủ đầu tư nói làm dự án điện mặt trời nhưng mục đích là để khai thác titan tại khu vực”.


Nền giáo dục mục nát

Trước sự phản ứng gay gắt từ người dân, hiệu trưởng trường xảy ra vụ 231 cái tát nói: Lấy lời khai không có gì sai, theo Infonet. Ban giám hiệu Trường THCS Duy Ninh yêu cầu 23 học sinh lớp 6/2 “viết lời khai” về 231 cái tát. Hầu hết những câu trả lời của học sinh đều cho thấy bị áp lực từ phía nhà trường, nhằm gỡ tội cho cô giáo. Hiệu trưởng Phạm Thị Lệ Anh thừa nhận, có sự việc “điều tra” nhưng cho rằng, chuyện điều tra 23 em học sinh bằng việc “lấy lời khai” này “không có gì sai trái”.

Zing đưa tin: Điều tra học sinh tát bạn 231 cái, trường bị kiểm điểm. Trưởng phòng GD&ĐT huyện Quảng Ninh Võ Thái Hòa, cho biết, “đã nắm được việc trường THCS Duy Ninh gửi phiếu điều tra học sinh. Đây là việc làm không phù hợp, Phòng GD&ĐT không tán thành và đã gửi công văn yêu cầu trường kiểm điểm”.


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          Miguel Niño mantiene presidencia en la Fenilep - El Nuevo Diario      Cache   Translate Page      

Ya son bastante evidente en Miguel Niño los años 76 años que lleva bregando en la vida, de ellos 58 los ha entregado al deporte de la halterofilia, en una historia que seguirá tras su elección este miércoles al frente del ejecutivo de la Federación Nicaragüense de Levantamiento de Pesas (Fenilep).

Para Niño será su cuarto período consecutivo al frente de la Fenilep, puesto que asume con su entusiasmo fortalecido y consciente del trabajo que viene.

“Cómo que hay más ánimo por trabajar ahora. Yo siempre le he dicho a los miembros de la asamblea de Fenilep, ‘si ustedes nos ayudan, nosotros podemos hacer mejor las cosas’, en resumen hay muchas cosas que hacer”, destacó Niño tras la elección.

Niño fue el único candidato al cargo de presidente de la Fenilep, y recibió el total de 18 votos posibles de los miembros de la asamblea que ayer se presentaron a los comicios, celebrados en un hotel capitalino.

En el ejecutivo de la Fenilep, el cargo de tesorero y secretario fue fusionado y quedó en manos de Cecilio Espinoza, se abrió una segunda vicepresidencia que ocupa Jazmina Díaz, la primera vicepresidencia la mantiene Miguel Niño Leiva.

En relación al ejecutivo pasado, la nueva figura es Marcos Gutiérrez, quien fue electo como   vocal y en el puesto de fiscal quedó Elia Zapata.

La Fenilep cuenta con 19 asociaciones conformadas, de las que 18 se presentaron a las elecciones este martes.

Para este 8 de diciembre, en Nueva Guinea la Fenilep realizará su último evento del año en la división juvenil, en la ya estarán en vigencia las nuevas categorías, 10 para los varones y 10 para las mujeres, establecidas por la Federación Internacional de Levantamiento de Pesas.


          PETA Strikes Again: Stop Using 'Anti-Animal Language'      Cache   Translate Page      
On Tuesday, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) issued a tweet calling for human beings to stop using “anti-animal language” and using “speciesism” from conversations. PETA demanded some changes to everyday language, including: Substituting “Feed two birds with one scone,” for “kill two bird with one stone.” Substituting “Be the test tube” for “Be the guinea pig.” Substituting “Feed a fed horse” for “Beat a dead horse.”
          Purple Black Guinea Fascinator Hat for Kentucky Derby, Weddings and Christmas Parties by Hatsbycressida      Cache   Translate Page      

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          Giornata mondiale contro la schiavitù, 10 libri da leggere      Cache   Translate Page      
Giornata mondiale contro la schiavitù, 10 libri da leggere

MILANO - Capire la schiavitù attraverso i libri. Il 2 dicembre in tutto il mondo si celebra la giornata mondiale contro la schiavitù. È stata scelta questa data per ricordare il giorno del 1949 nel quale l'Assemblea generale Onu approvò la Convenzione sulla soppressione del traffico di persone e lo sfruttamento della prostituzione altrui. Molti possono pensare che la schiavitù sia un fenomeno superato, ma le cose stanno in tutt'altro modo, e non solo nei paesi in via di sviluppo o nei regimi dittatoriali. In questo giorno particolare, vogliamo proporvi alcuni consigli di lettura, romanzi di autori molto diversi fra loro, che raccontano periodi, storie, forme di schiavitù anche molto differenti l'una dall'altra. Dai Caraibi di Isabel Allende al libro che ha inaugurato il genere, “La capanna dello Zio Tom” di Harriet Beecher Stowe. Dieci romanzi, dieci momenti di riflessione e di crescita.

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LA CAPANNA DELLO ZIO TOM di Harriet Beecher Stowe

Arthur Shelby, possidente gentile di una grande piantagione in America, decide di vendere il vecchio zio Tom, generoso schiavo nero a cui è molto affezionato, a Haley, feroce mercante di schiavi. Tom non può che accettare, ma il futuro potrebbe avere in serbo un destino diverso per lui. Il libro, che sosteneva le tesi abolizioniste, divenne in breve tempo un best-seller del XIX secolo (secondo per numero di vendite solo alla Bibbia). Per molti critici ha avuto anche un ruolo importante nell'alimentare la causa antischiavista, tanto che quando Abraham Lincoln incontrò l'autrice all'inizio della guerra civile americana dichiarò: “Allora questa è la piccola signora che ha scatenato questa grande guerra”.

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L'ISOLA SOTTO IL MARE di Isabel Allende

La storia della schiava nera Zarité Sedella, soprannominata Teté, si svolge tra i Caraibi e la Lousiana dal 1770 al 1810. Dopo vicissitudini, soprusi e violenze, che portano il lettore a vivere in prima persona tutti i tormenti della vita in schiavitù, alla fine la coraggiosa donna arriverà a conquistare la propria libertà. Il romanzo non solo mostra senza filtri o abbellimenti la vita degli schiavi, ma porta anche a contatto con la mentalità dei padroni, dei bianchi. Sono proprio le idee di questi personaggi quelle che lasciano chi legge più sbigottito. E pensare che questo fenomeno non è passato, ma sono ancora tantissime le persone che vivono una condizione del genere.

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LA SCHIAVA BAMBINA di Diaryatou Bah

Il matrimonio per lei non è altro che una prigione dove la sua infanzia si è spezzata, una gabbia in cui l'hanno costretta e dove la sua volontà è annientata, stritolata dalle violenze quotidiane che suo marito le infligge. Ma Diaryatou ha trovato il coraggio di ribellarsi. Un nuovo doloroso sguardo sulla condizione femminile. Perché la schiavitù non è solo quella del passato. È anche una condizione che vivono donne, uomini e bambini in tutto il mondo.

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AMATISSIMA di Toni Morrison

Il tragico percorso di Sethe, indomabile donna nera all'epoca della guerra civile americana, per la conquista della libertà. Attraverso la schiavitù, l'amore materno e il peso di un indicibile segreto.

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RADICI di Alex Haley

Premio Bancarella 1978. Nella seconda metà del Settecento il giovane Kunta Kinte viene strappato dal suo villaggio africano e portato in America come schiavo. La sua vita cambierà, come quella dei suoi discendenti: Bell, Kizzy, Chicken George e tutti gli altri, fino a giungere ad Alex Haley, l'autore di queste pagine.

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SCHIAVA di Mende Nazer

Sudan. All'età di dodici anni Mende Nazer viene catturata dalla milizia araba durante un brutale assalto. Deportata nella capitale Khartoum, la ragazzina vive come schiava, sfruttata, umiliata e picchiata. Nel 2000 la ricca famiglia araba di cui è la "yenit", la "ragazza", la serva, decide di venderla a dei parenti che vivono a Londra. Schiava nella casa di un diplomatico dell'ambasciata sudanese a Londra, la donna riesce finalmente a scappare e, con l'aiuto di un giornalista, a raccontare la sua storia.

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THE HELP di Kathryn Stockett

È l'estate del 1962 quando Eugenia "Skeeter" Phelan torna a vivere in famiglia a Jackson, in Mississippi, dopo aver frequentato l'università lontano da casa. Skeeter è molto diversa dalle sue amiche di un tempo, già sposate e perfettamente inserite in un modello di vita borghese, e sogna in segreto di diventare scrittrice. Aibileen è una domestica di colore. Saggia e materna, ha allevato amorevolmente uno dopo l'altro diciassette bambini bianchi, facendo le veci delle loro madri spesso assenti. Ma il destino è stato crudele con lei, portandole via il suo unico figlio. Minny è la sua migliore amica. Il profondo Sud degli Stati Uniti fa da cornice a questa opera prima che ruota intorno ai sentimenti, all'amicizia e alla forza che può scaturire dal sostegno reciproco.

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MEMORIE DI UNO SCHIAVO FUGGIASCO di Frederick Douglass

L'autobiografia di Frederick Douglass, scritta nel 1845, costituisce la prima e fondamentale descrizione della schiavitù e degli schiavisti narrata da un nero, ed è stata uno dei punti di partenza del movimento abolizionista. Asciutte e vibranti, queste memorie di un grande intellettuale nero si leggono oggi come un testo di freschezza sorprendente. Il protagonista ci appare un 'picaro' deciso a non farsi mettere sotto i piedi da nessuno, buoni o cattivi che siano i suoi padroni del momento. La sua abilità di sopravvivenza, che ridicolizza il mondo bianco a cui Douglass rivolge uno sguardo irriverente, genera un moto irresistibile di simpatia che fa di questo prezioso, piccolo libro un classico della letteratura americana. Il volume è introdotto da Alessandro Portelli, uno dei più noti americanisti e studiosi della cultura afroamericana. In appendice il più celebre discorso del leader nero, pronunciato a Rochester (N. Y.) il 5 luglio 1852.

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LA COSTA DEGLI SCHIAVI di Thorkild Hansen

La Danimarca fu il primo paese ad abolire il traffico degli schiavi. Ma quel traffico continuerà per decenni dopo l'abolizione ufficiale, e nessuno schiavo ha mai raccontato la sua storia: per dar voce a quelle migliaia di esseri umani privati della libertà e trascinati dall'altra parte dell'oceano. L'autore va a cercare le tracce dei loro passi nella Guinea danese, l'attuale Ghana, lungo le rive del Volta, tra le rovine dei forti che dominavano con le loro mura bianche quella costa bordata di palme e battuta dalla risacca. E come guida si serve di diari, lettere, documenti lasciati da sette "testimoni oculari" che si sono succeduti nel corso di due secoli tra quelle mura: un tenente, due sacerdoti, un mercante, un medico, un contabile e un governatore.

 

LO SCHIAVO DI ROMA di Steven Saylor

Nel 72 a.C. Roma è alle corde, ripetutamente sconfitta da un esercito che non proviene dalle barbare lande del Nord né dalle terre nemiche dell'Asia, bensì dalla stessa penisola. È l'esercito di Spartaco, che, coi suoi schiavi ribelli, sta mettendo a ferro e fuoco la Campania e il sud dell'Italia. E proprio a due schiavi in fuga da una villa nei pressi di Pozzuoli viene attribuito l'omicidio di Lucio Licinio, cugino del potente Marco Licinio Crasso. Il cadavere, sfigurato, è stato rinvenuto nell'atrium; accanto al corpo c'è soltanto un lembo di mantello intriso di sangue e sei lettere incise nel pavimento di marmo: SPARTA.

L'articolo Giornata mondiale contro la schiavitù, 10 libri da leggere sembra essere il primo su Libreriamo.


          VAULT Festival Announces its Full 2019 Lineup      Cache   Translate Page      

VAULT Festival, one of the largest curated arts festivals in the world, has announced more than 400 shows for their 2019 programme. Now in its seventh year, VAULT Festival returns to London from 23rd January to 17th March with the best in new writing for theatre and comedy, immersive experiences, cabaret, live performance and late night parties. Their exciting and diverse programme features shows from more than 2,000 artists, with 53% of work being female-led and 25% of work coming from LGBTQIA+ artists. Starting in 2012 with only 25 shows and 7,000 attendees, VAULT Festival has become the fastest growing arts festival in the UK, hosting over 350 shows in 2018 and welcoming more than 70,000 audience members.

In 2019, performances will take place across Waterloo with multiple spaces located underground in the festival's central hub, The Vaults. Other festival venues include London's secret community performance space The Network Theatre, upstairs at The Horse & Stables pub, Granby Place, and the Travelling Through Bookshop on Lower Marsh where you can catch fresh material from television favourites and hot new comics. Unit 9 on Leake Street will be a space dedicated to ground-breaking immersive performances while other pop-up venues include shipping containers, caravans and escape rooms.

For 2019, VAULT Festival is delighted to support two important causes: Help Refugees and Child.org. All ticket transactions for VAULT Festival will provide audiences with the opportunity to donate to Help Refugees, providing humanitarian aid to displaced people around the world. Child.org will host an exclusive stage at The Horse & Stables pub and receive a percentage of ticket sales to support their Team Mum campaign, helping to fund pregnancy services in rural Kenya that offer health information and medical support for new mothers.

VAULT Festival will continue its partnership with WeAreWaterloo, supporting the local community with a range of initiatives aimed at residents and under 25s. The Festival is expanding its engagement scheme with SURGE, a brand new pilot programme of cross-arts projects, working with schools in the area to provide workshops and outreach performances.

Proudly supported by leading theatre publishers and performing rights agents Nick Hern Books, the VAULT Festival New Writers Programme will offer an eight-week practical writing course for prospective writers of any age, enabling them to develop a piece of writing for the stage, culminating in a public showcase in the final week of the Festival. VAULT Festival will also offer up to 10,000 2-4-1 tickets through their Official App Partner Stagedoor.

In collaboration with Meantime Brewing, VAULT Festival will be adding to their array of bars with a specially designed and purpose-built new craft beer bar. Local culinary masters PopCo will be serving up an EU inspired menu. The festival is investing in 12,000 reusable cups to significantly reduce single-use waste, alongside a switchover to paperless tickets, a ban on plastic straws, and a guarantee that all food and beverage packaging is biodegradable or recyclable.

The VAULT Festival team commented, VAULT Festival started as an idea to bring artists and audiences together in an unusual space, in exciting spaces, to see if we could make a new model for the creative industry. A few years later, our audience has stuck with us and grown beyond our wildest hopes. We want VAULT Festival to be the people's festival, designed around the audience, the artists, and our staff, without unfairly disadvantaging any of them. They are the very core of what makes VAULT work, and what makes us special.

Including shows with rubber ducks, 90s RnB, and a border collie, there's something for everyone at VAULT Festival 2019.


Theatre

Headlining VAULT Festival, the immersive folk opera Counting Sheep returns to the UK for the first time since its award-winning run at Edinburgh Fringe in 2016. A deeply personal retelling of the revolution in Ukraine, the production is an explosive stage experience set to the sounds of Canada's beloved guerilla-folk party-punk band, The Lemon Bucket Orkestra. With interactive staging where audience members are invited to be part of the revolution, Counting Sheep is a striking and visceral exploration of the politics of revolution.

Also running for a full eight weeks, the makers of Counting Sheep present the London premiere of Balaklava Blues - an ethno-bass live set, coupled with archive footage, iconic Soviet cartoons, and the polyphonic blues of the Ukrainian plains.

New Diorama Theatre joins forces with VAULT Festival to showcase some of the UK's most exciting ensemble work. Staging some of their recent Edinburgh hits, the NDT/VAULT Festival Takeover includes A Super Happy Story (About Feeling Super Sad), a hilarious yet gut-wrenching story about depression from Olivier award-winning playwright Jon Brittain, Kill the Beast's Director's Cut, an achingly funny comedy staged on the set of a 1970s horror movie; and, winner of a Stage Edinburgh Award, sell-out show Queens of Sheba - a funny, poetic and unflinching look at misogynoir. The season culminates with The Faction reviving their electrifying production of The Talented Mr. Ripley, breathing new life into Patricia Highsmith's extraordinary psychological thriller about an infamous and deadly conman.

Representing the highest calibre of work from the Fringe, VAULT Festival will host the winner of the Summerhall Award, The Myth of the Singular Moment, and Pleasance Award winner, Ladykiller. Born in part out of co-creator Jim Harbourne's experience with Huntington's Disease, The Myth of the Singular Moment is scored by a contemporary folk soundtrack and tells of the choices we make and those we don't as multiple realities coincide and diverge. Ladykiller is a blood-soaked jet-black comedy offering the feminist case for female psychopaths: it's not what it looks like, really, it's not - it was self-defence and, anyway, the woman was asking for it.

And there's more for true crime fans as the macabre finds a spine-chilling home in The Vaults' underground tunnels. Based on the 2010 case, Kompromat follows the final hours of the GCHQ agent murdered and folded into a sports bag. Both assassin and victim find and lose their chance to escape in this tense thriller. Pufferfish is based on the real and astonishing story of Jeffrey Dahmer who took the lives of 17 young men in the 1980s. It digs through the homophobia of the initial reporting of the case and attempts to uncover the links between fear and desire, beauty and horror.

Other theatrical highlights include Tilda Swinton Answers an Ad on Craigslist with Instagram and Buffy the Vampire Slayer star Tom Lenk as Tilda Swinton, who comes to the rescue of a depressed gay man. Physical theatre ensemble The PappyShow present a cycle of plays in an exciting venue takeover including: Boys, a celebration of manhood with the things about boys you never get to see; Girls which explores the complex yet joyous stories of women of all ages; and Care, a touching tribute to the NHS. Orlando from Lucy Roslyn and Josh Roche is the story of Virginia Woolf's character through the sixties, the AIDs crisis and the shooting at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando; it interrogates society's insistence on boxing up identities. Irish company MALAPROP's Jericho considers the world we live in and explores wrestling, journalism and confusing entertainment and politics. Katie & Pip is about the relationship between Katie, a Type 1 Diabetic teenager, and Pip, her border collie, trained to save her life on a daily basis. Making an invisible disability visible, it celebrates living life to the full, with help from an actual dog in performance.

Following the recent trend of reclaiming Herstory, VAULT Festival sees several new shows telling the stories of women marginalised by history. 10 is the history of Britain since Boudicca told by ten influential women while Fat Rascal's Galvanise sees three young women rediscover forgotten female leaders from across the world. New musical The Limit puts the self-taught mathematician Sophie Germain centre-stage exploring how she disguised herself as a man to submit work. Lola is the rich feminist unpicking of Vladimir Nabokov's Lolita which gives the eponymous character a voice to express her justifiable rage and discuss self-harm, stalking and extremely large breasts.


Family Fun

Bobbing their way back to London, Faceplant Theatre return with One Duck Down, an eco-friendly family comedy inspired by the 7,000 rubber ducks that spilled into the ocean in 1992. Winner of Best Family Show at VAULT Festival 2018, this musical production about oceans and plastic pollution would make David Attenborough proud. Also promoting environmental responsibility with a twinkle in their eye, Blue Planet III is a nature documentary from two interns determined to fight rising sea levels and pollution to film the third series of Blue Planet within a flooded BBC.

Encouraging inclusivity and creativity, Spun Glass Theatre's Princess Charming is a topical exploration of gender identity for children aged seven to eleven. This hilarious play enables them to deeper understand their own identities and, in doing so, break free of gender stereotypes. Singing, dancing and teaching Cantonese vocabulary, Boh Boh Finds Home is the interactive adventure and debut show from Little Bean Theatre which allows families to travel through the galaxy together. How to Date a Magical Creature features a multi-award winning BAFTA and Olivier-winning cast who create a brand-new improvised chat show every night as the most famous fantastical beasties reveal their most intimate secrets and gossip.


Comedy

Returning for its second year, the VAULT Comedy Festival comes to venues across Waterloo with even more shows, more talent and more brazen humour. With further opportunities to see the start of something special, catch works-in-progress from household favourites like James Acaster, Phil Wang and Desiree Burch and debut hours from the most exciting up and coming acts such as Helen Bauer, Chloe Petts and Kayla Macquarie.

Elf Lyons will channel her inner Elton John to perform Love Songs to Guinea Pigs. With songs about, for and to guinea pigs, Lyons explores love and affection in her most personal show to date. Catherine Bohart presents new work, following her successful debut Immaculate, while Max and Ivan try things with two mics and a projector and Tom Parry celebrates life, love and losing your tie.

There is also the chance to catch critically acclaimed shows, transferring down from the Edinburgh Fringe. William Andrews embraces the Willy he always was, telling remarkable stories with a beguiling blend of daft creativity and ingenuity in Willy. Rob Oldham's Worm's Lament keeps the jokes firing even as he considers politics, youth and death. The endlessly inventive Josh Glanc brings Karma Karma Karma Karma Karma Chamedian south of the river. The frenetic sketch show Just These, Please uses comic absurdity to take on Bags for Life and Albus Dumbledore while The Free Association are joined by very special guests to create spontaneous and hilarious sketches based on audience suggestions.


Lates

Kicking the weekends off with blowout parties and irresistible iniquity, the Festival's series of Lates promises nights of adventure. On Saturday 2nd February, Pecs Drag King Collective will be giving VAULT Festival the chance to be King for a Night. Visit the Mansformation Station to get ready for hot cabaret performances, sweaty dancing, 90s RnB and all your favourite drag kings. Other highlights include a Valentine's Special Eat Your Heart Out! from Shotgun Carousel, the critically acclaimed team behind Divine Proportions. From raunch to romance, it will be one huge celebration of all flavours of feminist love with a multi-room extravaganza of bands, DJs, cabaret and, even, a sham wedding chapel. Rounding off the explosive programme, immersive specialists SPECIFIQ and Rogue Productions return to VAULT Festival with RUCKUS, a raucous St Patrick's Day shindig with a vintage gangster vibe. Join us underground because no one parties like the Irish Mob.

And this is only a taste of the incredible programme, head to vaultfestival.com for full listings and more information about all the shows heading to Waterloo for the Festival. VAULT Festival promises to set alight your long winter nights in 2019.


          Court Sentences Man to 4 Year Jail Term for Stealing Guinea Fowls in Chikwawa      Cache   Translate Page      
A teenage man in Chikwawa will spend the next four years in prison after being found guilty of stealing ten guinea fowls and also cooking oil. Chikwawa Police Station public relations officer, Constable Foster Benjamin said Fanizo Ben was answering the charges of house breaking and theft which he ended up being convicted of by […]
          Race to the Bottom? India Plans Deep Dive for Seabed Minerals      Cache   Translate Page      
In the 1870 Jules Verne classic "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea," underwater explorer Captain Nemo predicted the mining of the ocean floor's mineral bounty - zinc, iron, silver and gold. India is catching up with that only now, as it prepares to unearth treasures down below, aiming to boost its economy. The floor of the world's seas is scattered with vast beds of black potato-shaped polymetallic nodules comprising copper, nickel, cobalt, manganese, iron and rare earth elements. These natural goodies are key to making modern gadgets, from smartphones and laptops to pacemakers, hybrid cars and solar panels. As expanding technology and infrastructure fuel global demand for these resources - whose supply is dwindling fast onshore - more and more countries, including manufacturing powerhouses India and China, are eyeing the ocean. "We have to depend on ocean resources sooner or later ... there is no other way," said Gidugu Ananda Ramadass, head of India's deep sea mining project at the National Institute of Ocean Technology (NIOT) in the southern city of Chennai. "For the future of mankind ... the ocean is the only hope," he told the Thomson Reuters Foundation. India, Asia's third-largest economy, is going full steam ahead in anticipation of the International Seabed Authority (ISA) - a U.N. body that oversees mining on the high seas - giving the green light for commercial exploitation. Captain Nemo appeared to get one thing wrong, however, in asserting deep sea minerals "would be quite easy to exploit." Over the next decade, the Indian government plans to pump in more than $1 billion to develop and test deep sea technologies like underwater crawling machines and human-piloted submarines, according to the earth sciences ministry. If it works, the equipment will be able to reach depths of up to 6 km (3.7 miles), where metals can be 15 times more concentrated than in land deposits. The ISA allows India to explore an area in the Indian Ocean of 75,000 square kilometers (about 29,000 square miles), equal to roughly 2 percent of the country's size. Moon, Mars…and the Ocean Once thought to be too costly and difficult, industrial-scale sea mining could begin as early as 2019. Canada's Nautilus Minerals is on track to become the first company to start operations, which it plans to launch near the Pacific island nation of Papua New Guinea, according to a company statement. All countries are as yet in the experimental or exploratory phase, and the ISA is still hammering out regulation and royalty terms for commercial mining. The prospect has excited India, which depends heavily on China, the world's biggest producer of elements. China provides about 90 percent of rare earths, which are used in aviation and defense manufacturing. It has four of the 29 licenses awarded by the ISA, and Beijing controls more exploration areas in the high seas than any other country, according to the Jamaica-based intergovernmental agency. Experts say India is most interested in copper, nickel and cobalt, as it ramps up clean power generation. Cobalt, also produced in Democratic Republic of Congo, is used to make batteries that can store energy from renewable sources, including solar and wind. "These metals are not widely available in India, so they have strategic importance," said Ramadass, whose team is set to trial mining at a depth of 5,500 meters by 2022. India's goal is to become self-reliant in the minerals, and it is "not in a race with anybody," he added. "We are exploring Mars, we are exploring the moon, why don't we explore our own oceans?" he said. 'Final Frontier' Experts warn that in the absence of a clear international charter, deep sea mining operations could cause irreversible damage to a little understood ecology. Indian environmentalist Richard Mahapatra fears private players could sound the death knell for Earth's "final frontier", which he said has been explored only 0.0001 percent. The seabed is home to a unique ecology where colonies of organisms and creatures have evolved over millions of years, free of wild currents, sunlight, vibrations and noise which mining would bring, said Mahapatra, managing editor of the New Delhi-based science and environment magazine Down To Earth. According to a 2017 study by Britain's National Oceanography Centre, mining experiments at seven sites in the Pacific Ocean showed the amount and diversity of marine life was reduced "often severely and for a long time." Sediment plumes and disturbance caused by mining could wipe out habitats for slow-growing corals and fish, Mahapatra said. It could also have long-term effects on how the ocean, which absorbs carbon dioxide and heat, regulates the world's climate. While the 1982 U.N. Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) already includes regulation of mineral-related activities, environmentalists say the rules are not good enough. Mahapatra urged countries to put vested interests aside in agreeing the new ISA framework, given the damage humans have already done to the planet's atmosphere, land and surface water. "Deep sea mining will be pure commerce, but there are certain situations where you cannot put profit before people," he said. "We should not rush it, otherwise we will head towards another disaster (environmental damage)." Marine-friendly technology? India's deep ocean exploration program dates back more than two decades, during which it has been surveying the sea floor and testing environmental impacts, according to the National Institute of Oceanography (NIO) in the western state of Goa. NIO scientist N.H. Khadge said the upcoming ISA guidelines, which its 168 member states will sign up to, would require contractors to "plan minimum disturbance" at the sea floor. B.K. Thakur, a senior scientist at New Delhi's Ministry of Earth Sciences, said compared to land mining, seabed operations would be the lesser of two evils. Sediment kicked up by underwater mining would dissolve and resettle, and there would be no carbon emissions, unlike on land, he noted. "There would be no need to build roads, infrastructure or ... relocate communities - nothing major like we see on land," he added. But some experts warned even minor alterations could cause substantial harm to marine habitats and sea creatures. "Mining for nodule resources on the seafloor is likely to be highly destructive in the mined area, with long-lasting impacts," said Daniel Jones, author of the NOC report. Minimizing India's mining footprint is a challenge, said NIOT's Ramadass, adding its technology would be as "environmentally friendly" as possible. With the plan only to scoop up mineral nodules rather than digging into the sea floor, flora and fauna would not be destroyed, he believes. But there would be some disturbance, he conceded. "We cannot avoid that," he said.
          Comment on Principles of Family Law in Papua New Guinea: a reflective review by Prof Jennifer Corrin      Cache   Translate Page      
The Customs Recognition Act has been partly repealed by the Underlying Law Act 2000, although the extent of the implied repeal is a matter of debate.
          Comment on Papua New Guinea 2018 budget fails to solve revenue crisis by Claus      Cache   Translate Page      
Not sure if depreciating the exchange rate is going to boost imports...but spending does need to be reigned in. let's not forget about the terms for Papua LNG, important for future revenue growth.
          The Apo Reef - A UNESCO Nature Park      Cache   Translate Page      

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The horrible typhoon "Haiyan" passed the Philippines and left chaos and disorder in a broad area. The last the Philippines needs now is a lack of tourists.

"Haiyan" made its way through the Philippines from the landfall in Leyte to its exit in the south of Mindoro. In occidental Mindoro, there is a small resort, the Apo Reef Club, which was fortunate to not have been hit that much. Maybe because of its tectonically beneficial location leeward of the hills and mountains and on the slight turn to the south of "Haiyan".

Whitetip Reef Shark

I spoke to the owner a few days after the typhoon and was happy to hear that nobody was harmed, and besides one roof and some fallen trees, no major damages occurred.

The same good news came for one of the best dive sites in the Philippines: The Apo Reef. It's a miracle that only minor damages occurred. Many mantas and grey reef sharks are around at the moment.

The Nature Park

In the Sulu Sea, 50 km from the west coast of Mindoro (Luzon Island) and in an area of 27.5 ha around Apo Island, lies a pristine reef. UNESCO has been protecting this amazing reef since 1996, as Apo Reef National Park. 158 square km is the core protection zone and 118 square km builds a buffer zone.

Lionfish

The reef is the largest atoll in the Philippines and the second largest single coral reef worldwide. It's incredible that not many divers have discovered this place already. Meeting a dive boat from another resort is quite rare. And the reef is healthy and has a high biodiversity.

Diving the Apo Reef

The Apo Reef is best visited on a two-day trip with the outrigger boat. There are also one-day trips with the speedboat, but, in doing so, you will miss the beautiful twilight or night dive – not to mention the wonderful night on the deck - as well as the very exciting early morning dive.

The reef itself is highly branched, offering dive spots for every weather condition. On the way to Apo Reef, we were accompanied by a group of pilot whales. Pilot whales belong to the family of oceanic dolphins. They are very social and live in family-like groups, led by a dominant female.

The Corals of Mabuti

Arriving in the morning, it's recommended to start with a dive at the outer side, for example at "Apo Out". There is a good chance for seeing big stuff there. As we jumped in, a nice school of tuna welcomed us.

Going inside, many dive places are worth a visit. The next dive we did was at "Action Point". The name says it all: there is action! A lot of sharks are cruising; barracudas, bumpheads, turtles, tuna and much more can also be seen along the reef. Sometimes, dolphins and mantas are there too. Stories about hammerheads are told.

"Action Point" is a place you should dive several times. The scenery in the evening is fantastic. The sun shines with green light through the surface. Trevallies are hunting, and you find yourself in schools of escaping fusiliers.

The next spot is a must, too. It's called "Mabuti" and offers similarly rich life like "Action Point." Not to mention there are huge corals in about 40m depths, and a school of bumpheads that frequently hang around Mabuti.

Bumpheads

Two days trips are closed with a visit of the shipwreck in the southwest. The wreck offers shelter for a rich ocean life. You can spot sweetlips, glassfishes, stingrays, trumpetfish, crocodile fish and much more. Many cuttlefishes linger around the wreck especially in mating season.

Research and Protection at Apo Reef

The Apo Reef is located at the northern tip of the coral triangle, which includes the seas of Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands, and Timor-Leste.

It's not a coincidence that many research teams travel to Apo Island, for example ones from WWF, Greenpeace or the Haribon Foundation.

Local guardians protect the Island and the Nature Park. They collect the entrance fees and are forced to act against illegal fishing including dynamite fishing, which is still present near - or maybe sometimes in - the park.

The protection was quite lazy in the beginning, leaving certain areas not as pristine as described above. In 2007, fishing was completely banned after WWF convinced the local government to force a law. Since then, the Apo Reef has been recovering nicely. But still, there is a lot to do to preserve the beautiful reef.

Barracudas

Getting There

The best way is to fly to Manila and stay overnight. Yes, you have to get up early, as you have to take the short local flight to San Jose (Mindoro) at 6 a.m. And with a short bus drive, you can reach the Apo Reef Club.

The Apo Reef Club in Calintaan provides the most direct connection to Apo Reef. It's a nice paradise built by the Swiss owner Michael Roos. He pioneered this region and built this resort from scratch with a wholesome effort and love of detail. The staff is great, the atmosphere is relaxing, and you feel like part of a big family there.

The traveling distance to Apo Reef is about 50 km; the next resort is 160 km away from Apo Reef, and requires overnight travel to get there.


Further Reading

Overview of Scuba Diving in Philippines

All Other Articles By Henry Jager

Bokeh Photography

Subic Bay More than Just Wrecks

Cabilao, A Tiny Island for Tiny Creatures

Muck Diving


          Face to Face: Looking at Objects That Look at You, thru Dec 9      Cache   Translate Page      
The Hearst staff and 14 UC Berkeley freshmen have co-curated a global selection of objects that depict human faces in different ways. The exhibit asks: Why and how do crafting traditions of the world so often incorporate human faces, and how do people respond to those faces? Objects such as West African helmet masks and Roman sculpture illustrate varying conceptions of the “ideal” face, while Japanese tobacco boxes and ancient Peruvian portrait jars raise the question of what a facial expression can mean. Additional objects, including Chinese bamboo figurines and Caroline Mytinger’s paintings of Papua New Guineans, represent the contrast between portraying faces of one’s own ethnic group versus those of another. Visitors are invited to examine the way they themselves depict and interpret faces in their everyday lives. This timely exhibit cultivates critical thinking about crucial issues such as stereotyping, representation and misrepresentation, and snap judgments.

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

Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology Visitor Information:

Address:
102 Kroeber Hall, Berkeley, CA 94720

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


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


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

Updated information about events is available at hearstmuseum.berkeley.edu/events
          Qualcomm 3D Sonic Sensor: el primer lector de huellas ultrasónico bajo la pantalla       Cache   Translate Page      

Qualcomm 3D Sonic Sensor: el primer lector de huellas ultrasónico bajo la pantalla #source%3Dgooglier%2Ecom#https%3A%2F%2Fgooglier%2Ecom%2Fpage%2F%2F10000

El Qualcomm Tech Summit 2018 está siendo el lugar donde la compañía está presentando todos sus avances en tecnología 5G, pero también hay lugar para Snapdragon 855 y otras novedades propias de la marca que veremos durante el año que viene en los móviles más punteros, como el nuevo 3D Sonic Sensor.

Qualcomm 3D Sonic Sensor es el nombre que la compañía ha elegido para el sensor de huellas dactilares ultrasónico que se integra bajo la pantalla. Es, en esencia, la mezcla de dos tecnologías ya existentes: los lectores de huellas bajo la pantalla y los lectores de huellas ultrasónicos.

Esta huella me suena

La idea no es completamente nueva y el mismo Qualcomm lleva años experimentando con ellos. Ya en 2016 se presentaba el Xiaomi Mi 5s, que incluía el lector de huellas ultrasónico con tecnología Qualcomm Sense ID, que prometía lo mismo que el nuevo 3D Sonic Sensor, pero con una diferencia: ahora, bajo la pantalla.

Así pues, el lector 3D Sonic Sensor usa ultrasonidos capaz de penetrar a través del cristal del móvil para obtener una imagen 3D del dedo que resulta más compleja y difícil de falsificar que la biometría basada en "fotografía de la huella", en 2D.

Sense Id El Qualcomm Sense ID de 2017 tenía casi la misma premisa que el nuevo 3D Sonic Sensor

Estos ultrasonidos traspasan sin problema cualquier capa de agua o aceite, así que funcionan mejor con las manos sucias o mojadas. Si alguna vez has intentado desbloquear un móvil con lector de huellas óptico y las manos mojadas, sabrás lo frustrante que es recibir una y otra vez el mensaje de "inténtalo de nuevo".

Por ahora Qualcomm no ha dado muchos detalles técnicos de este sensor de huellas ultrasónico, así que no nos queda absolutamente claro qué diferencias hay entre el nuevo Qualcomm 3D Sonic Sensor y el viejo Qualcomm Sense ID de 2017. Lo único que sabemos es que es ultrasónico, que es en teoría más seguro que otros tipos de lectores pues llega al nivel de identificar los poros de la piel y que es, para Qualcomm, el futuro de la identificación dactilar.

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La noticia Qualcomm 3D Sonic Sensor: el primer lector de huellas ultrasónico bajo la pantalla fue publicada originalmente en Xataka Móvil por Iván Ramírez .


          Suzanna Guzmán And Brian White Set To Co-Host 59th Annual L.A. County Holiday Celebration      Cache   Translate Page      

Internationally renowned mezzo-soprano Suzanna Guzmán and actor Brian White (upcoming 2019 series Ambitions, Bronx SIU, Ray Donovan) have been set to co-host the 59th Annual L.A. County Holiday Celebration, the largest multicultural holiday celebration in the county.

The performance takes place on Monday, December 24 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at The Music Center's Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in downtown Los Angeles.

Both admission and parking are free (first come, first seated). Doors open at 2:30 p.m.

Those who can't make it to The Music Center can watch the live broadcast on PBS SoCal and KCET or online at pbssocal.org. The program will encore on Christmas Day, Dec. 25 and will also air on PBS SoCal 2 on Dec. 25 at 3 a.m., 6 a.m. and 7 p.m., and on Dec. 26 at 11 a.m.

This year's Holiday Celebration features 21 music, dance and choral ensembles - over 500 performers - and reflects the diversity of the many holiday traditions celebrated in Los Angeles. Some highlights include Infinite Flow - An Inclusive Dance Company, America's first professional wheelchair ballroom dance company; Inner City Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles, the largest majority African American orchestra in the country; the Daniel Ho & Halau Keali'i o Nalani, performing Ho's original songs in English and Hawaiian with captivating hula choreography; Le Ballet Dembaya, a professional West African drum and dance company based in Los Angeles, performing "Kuku," a djembe rhythm from the Manian ethnic group that originates in the forest region of Guinea, West Africa; Kayamanan Ng Lahi Philippine Folk Arts, a Filipino dance company noted for its extensive dance repertoire, costumes and music ensembles, Lorenzo Johnson & Praizum, a diverse choir that appeals to people from all walks of life with upbeat, inspirational and positive hymns, including traditional, contemporary, hip-hop, R&B, Christian and gospel; Mariachi Divas de Cindy Shea, an all-female mariachi ensemble Pasadena Girls' Choir, a newly formed voice ensemble under the musical direction of Barbara Allen, whose past choirs have performed on television's America's Got Talent and Dancing With The Stars, as well as at numerous L.A. County Holiday Celebrations; Paso de Oro Dance Company, known for regional dances in celebration of Mexican and Latin culture, performing a romantic holiday waltz set in a traditional Mexican home decorated for the holidays; and Tres Souls, a band that relives the vintage sounds and songs of the 1940s-1960s Bolero style popularized during the golden era of Mexican cinema; and much more.

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors has sponsored this admission-free show for the people of the County every Dec. 24 since 1959.

For complete program information, call (213) 972-3099 or go to www.HolidayCelebration.org.


          More than 27 suicide attempts in two weeks - Manus refugee      Cache   Translate Page      
There have been more than 27 suicide attempts in the last two weeks by refugees detained on Papua New Guinea's Manus Island, a refugee says.
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A Papua New Guinea jail commander has been suspended over the escape of a so-called "notorious criminal" from a hospital where he was taken to for medical treatment.
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The leader of a Papua New Guinea landowners' group says a Canadian mining giant has made his people "refugees in their own land".
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On 15 November, the EU and Guinea Bissau signed a new Sustainable Fishing Partnership Agreement (SFPA) protocol, a year after the previous protocol expired.
          Report of the Seventh Meeting of the Joint Scientific Committee to the EU-Guinea Bissau Sustainable Fisheries Partnership Agreement      Cache   Translate Page      
The report of the Seventh Joint Scientific Committee (JSC) organized in the framework of the Sustainable Fisheries Partnership Agreement (SFPA) between the European Union (EU) and Guinea Bissau (GB) between 27 and 31 March 2017 is now available.
          Ex post and ex ante evaluation of the protocol to the Fisheries Partnership Agreement between the EU and the Republic of Equatorial Guinea      Cache   Translate Page      
A new report is online. It is available in French with an executive summary in English and Spanish.
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The final report of the Extraordinary Joint Scientific Committee (JSC) organized in the framework of the Sustainable Fisheries Partnership Agreement (SFPA) between the European Union (EU) and Guinea Bissau (GB) between 07 and 12 October 2016 is now available
          Disgusting Food Museum coming to Los Angeles      Cache   Translate Page      

Sweden's Disgusting Food Museum is opening a touring exhibition in Los Angeles's Architecture and Design Museum. The exhibit runs from December 9 to February 17. "What we find disgusting has to be learned -- it's purely cultural," says curator/psychologist Samuel West. This is a fine opportunity to taste foods you've been curious about, like fermented shark, durian, maggot-infested cheese (above), bull penis (seen below), or mouse wine (also below). From CNN:

...American favorites such as root beer and Jell-O salad sit in the museum alongside fried tarantula and cooked guinea pigs. "If you give root beer to a Swede they will spit it out and say it tastes like toothpaste, but I think it's delicious," he notes...

While many food-related "museums" of late have mostly just been opportunities for novel selfies, West is adamant that the Disgusting Food Museum is there to help people learn and think critically, not just to pose for photos. The downside? "One of my worries that it will start stinking in here," West says.

Also see posts about Samuel West's previous Museum of Failure here and here.

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Contract Award

Project: P156759-West Africa Region Fisheries Program AF Guinea, Sierra Leone & Liberia
Loan/Credit/TF Info: TF-A3532
Bid/Contract Reference No:LIMA-WARFP-REF-26
Procurement Method: RFQ-Request for Quotations
Scope of Contract: Supply of Fish boxes, Bins, Trolle ys and Pallets for Robertsport Fish Landing SiteCluster
Notice Version No: 0


Contract SignatureDate
(YYYY/MM/DD)
2018/05/17
Duration of Contr act

12Week(s)
Awarded Bidder(s):
FIRSTCOM INTERNATIONAL
Kowloon, Hong Kong
Country: Hong Kong SAR, China
Bid Price at Opening
USD 77, 830.00

EvaluatedBid P ce
USD 77, 830.00

Signed Contract price
USD77, 830.00

Evaluated Bidder(s):
CROSSWORDS LIMITED
Spectru m Building, UAE
Country: United Arab Emirates

Bid Price at Opening
USD 90, 070.00

Evaluated Bid Price
USD90, 070.00


JET TECHGENERAL TRADING CORP
Dubia
Country: United Arab Emirates
Bid Price at Opening
USD 98, 177.00

Evaluated Bid Price< br/>USD98, 177.00


Rejected Bidder(s):
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS SUPPLIES
Bushrod Island, Monrovia, Liberia
Country: Liberia

Bid Price at Opening
USD 113, 950.00

Evaluated Bid Price
USD 113, 950.00<

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           Purinergic control of intercellular communication between Hensen's cells of the guinea-pig cochlea       Cache   Translate Page      
Lagostena, L; Ashmore, JF; Kachar, B; Mammano, F; (2001) Purinergic control of intercellular communication between Hensen's cells of the guinea-pig cochlea. JOURNAL OF PHYSIOLOGY-LONDON , 531 (3) pp. 693-706. 10.1111/j.1469-7793.2001.0693h.x .
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The company is fully integrated throughout the palm oil value chain with Upstream operations in Malaysia, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands and Liberia, comprising mostly oil palm cultivation, harvesting and milling. Its downstream operations are present in 17 countries, comprising the manufacturing as well as sales and marketing of oils and fats products, oleochemicals, palm oil-based biodiesel and other derivatives.


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          George Clooney and Rande Gerber have a third partner in their $1 billion tequila company, and he happens to be a real estate tycoon      Cache   Translate Page      

Mike Meldman sitting on a paddleboard

  • Mike Meldman is the third partner in George Clooney's billion-dollar Casamigos tequila.
  • He also happens to be a real estate tycoon as owner of Discovery Land Company.
  • Discovery owns 23 properties that cater to "CEOs, presidents, and athletes."
  • To become a member of one of the resorts, people have to buy land on the property and build a home.
  • They boast golf courses, restaurants, bars, and other sports.

George Clooney and multimillionaire Rande Gerber shook up the drinks industry in June 2017 when they sold their tequila company, Casamigos, to Diageo for a whopping $1 billion.

However, the pair actually have a third business partner — real estate tycoon Mike Meldman, who everyone we've asked seems to call "one of the most well-connected people I know."

Meldman's road to success has been an impressive one.

Born in Milwaukee, he told Business Insider that he went to Stanford as a history major with dreams of being a lawyer but "bombed the LSATs" and didn't apply.

"I ended up dealing blackjack in Harrah's Lake Tahoe Hotel and Casino," he told BI — though that didn't last long.

"I met a guy who asked me if I wanted to make as much money as I wanted to and work as little as I wanted to, and he hired me [to] his startup commercial real estate company," he said.

He started as a broker selling land and leasing properties in Freemont, California, across the bridge from Palo Alto, where Stanford is.

"I had no training, but I went out and learned how to make deals," he said, adding that within a year and a half he went from a broker working weekends to make money to "selling all of Freemont."

He started taking the money he earned and buying properties to develop himself, which he said had its "ups and downs" in the 80s.

"I bought a ranch outside of Palo Alto with 300 acres and [space] for 35 houses which had every environmental constraint known to man," he said. "It took me 18 years to get 28 lots on the property, [but it] taught me how to develop property through the environment and not kill the vegetation."

See more: The incredible life of multimillionaire Rande Gerber: George Clooney's business partner, Cindy Crawford's husband, and father to 2 budding supermodels

And the experience has certainly paid off now.

"I say I got a PhD in property development," he said. "I was able to take that education and experience and move that to other places around the country."

'Everything taken care of in a casual way'

Aerial shot down fairway toward green, silos and Comfort Station_Discovery Land Company

Meldman officially founded Discovery Land Company in 1994.

His first big project was in Pinnacle Peak, Scottsdale, Arizona, where he set out to develop a "massive resort" and ended up with 250 homes.

His next project was also centred around golf, but by the time he set up his third resort in Whitefish Montana, he had two kids, aged six and eight at the time, who were living a city life in San Francisco.

"I figured the golf would sell to the men, but I wanted to do something that the wife and kids would enjoy," he said.

So he started the "Outdoor Pursuits" programme, which allows members to hire local people to teach them things like paddle boarding or take them swimming with sharks. "I wanted to teach [my kids] things I never learned, [like] flyfishing, wakeboarding," he said. 

His kids also acted as "guinea pigs" for his next project in Hawaii, where he incorporated surfing and swimming.

"[We] turned it into a way of life, not only for me and my kids but for other families," he said.

Step-by-step, Discovery "exploded" and became 23 real estate projects.

Now, CEOs, presidents, and athletes are among those who own property, according to Meldman, who once called the resorts "frat houses for families."

To become a member of the Discovery resorts, people have to buy land on the property and build a home, which Meldman says "creates a trust and community where you know your neighbour."

The community is private and low-key, providing somewhere that successful people can go and "have everything taken care of in a casual way," from playing sports in the morning to eating and drinking in the afternoon and evening.

Back of Ridge House with view of surrounding landscape_Jeff Lipsky

The resorts are designed to "take the stress out of vacation planning."

Even the "comfort stations" are "styled like the inside of an editor's closet," according to Meldman.

Here's the outside of one at Silo Ridge Field Club, a private, gated, 800-acre resort 90 minutes from Manhattan which was the first to open on the east coast. 

Comfort Station_Discovery Land Company

Inside the comfort stations, Meldman says you'll find everything from frozen margaritas to ice cream sundaes and hot dogs.

Comfort Station interior and snacks display 2_Jeff Lipsky

There are also outdoor bars like this, as well as pools and a hot tub.

Outdoor bar with surrounding landscape views_Jeff Lipsky

Good food is a focus throughout at properties like Silo Ridge, which has a vegetable garden and an executive chef serving up five-star farm-to-table or dock-to-table cuisine "styled beautifully but still casual" — as well as kids' menus.

Chef Jonathan Wright preparing dish_Jeff Lipsky

Still, Meldman claims the resorts — and the golf clubs — are super casual.

"People now go to the Bahamas and even professional golfers play in bathing suits and no shirt," he said.

"A golf club can be very intimidating, but because I wasn't a golfer from a country snob background, I made it a little more casual."

Despite the fact the company claims to have some of the best golf courses in the world, there are "no rules — you don't have to wear a collared shirt, you can golf barefoot, it's fun.

"You're not sitting at a pool like you are at a Four Seasons with people snapping videos with their phones, you're comfortable being yourself." 

'George was always entertaining'

It was thanks to this friendly, chilled atmosphere that Meldman met Clooney and Gerber — and with them embarked on the Casamigos journey, now his side project.

"George has a pretty tight-knit group of guys, and every year they go on his birthday golf trip," Meldman said. "A long time ago, they started going to my projects, and I ended up hanging out with them and we all became friends."

"They built their houses in my project in El Dorado... Their houses were two beautiful homes next to eachother that they called Casamigos. George was always entertaining and had his friends around, and we a generous and gracious host, and we were drinking a lot of tequila, and decided to make our own."

casamigos

"We didn't ever really make it to sell it, [we just thought] my projects and Rande's bars and [it being] what George drank would be enough to make it successful."

However, without even realising, the trio were bringing in about 1,000 bottles, and were told by their distiller that they needed to get licensed.

Once they did, the brand "immediately took off" due to word of mouth and started winning awards.

"There weren't roles that were drawn up, but Rande had a creative role and ran things," Meldman said. George, we just put a shirt on. [He thought] "if paparazzi is going to chase me I might as well sell my tequila."

Meanwhile, Meldman was the one with the connections. "For almost every major [restaurant or grocery] chain in the country, either the money behind it or the CEO was a member of one of my projects," he said.

"I don't use the membership for anything because it's a private club, but I was able to at least make a call and ask for favours. Everyone was really nice to us about it, we were able to get into a lot of places faster than we would if we didn't [have those connections.]"

See more: The $1 billion sale of George Clooney's tequila company just made him 2018's highest-paid actor — here's the story of how the brand was set up by accident

'We have money to do things we couldn't do before'

Now, he added: "We are wholly owned subsidiary of Diageo so nothing has really changed that much other than that we have a lot more money. They're trying to open up the rest of the world for us but we're still running the US.

"We have money to do things we couldn't do before... Since we sold to Diageo we doubled our sales."

Gerber also confirmed to Business Insider that the involvement of the trio has remained the same.

"Absolutely nothing has changed... It's business as usual," he said. "George, Mike, and I are passionate about Casamigos and everything we do."

Meldman added: "Casamigos is probably the fastest-growing spirit of all time, and we did it all in four years. It's successful because it's a good product. There are going to be a lot of people who are going to imitate it and try to do it, but it was a lot of work from all three of us — we underestimated the amount of work. If we knew how much effort and work it took I don't know if we actually would have done it.

"For me, it became part of my everyday life but it was a lot of work to get the brand out there, to get distribution."

There's some fun that comes along with being involved with Casamigos, though.

Meldman got to attend the royal wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank, Casamigos' European Brand Manager, back in October.

See more: Jack Brooksbank says he's in charge of drinks for his royal wedding to Princess Eugenie — and there'll be plenty of George Clooney's tequila on offer

The company also continues to throw its annual star-studded Halloween parties each year.

'Successful people rewarding themselves for their success'

Mike Meldman holding a coconutHowever, Discovery, which claims to have consistently sold $1 billion in real estate a year, remains the main focus for Meldman, who now lives in Arizona, where the company's corporate HQ is based.

Discovery launched onto the east cost for the first time last year with its Silo Ridge property and also opened Dune Deck Beach Club in Westhampton, New York.

"We have a lot going on," Meldman said, adding that the company is launching a project called "Driftwood" in Austin, "Troubador" in Nashville, and "Barbuda Ocean Club" in Barbuda, which will start as a hurricane relief effort re-building schools, hospitals, and infrastructure.

Philanthropy has become a big part of the business, and Meldman founded the Discovery Land Foundation in 2007 to support the places and people (particularly children) around the resorts.

The charity claims to put "hundreds of millions a year into the community," contributing funds from Discovery and hosting events and tournaments and the resorts.

See more: Inside George Clooney and multimillionaire Rande Gerber's star-studded Halloween parties, hosted in both LA and Vegas

Now with three sons, aged five, 28, and 30, allowing successful people an opportunity to connect with their families is a clear focus for Meldman.

"The demographic is really just successful people rewarding themselves for their success, and also investing in their family," he said.

"One of the only regrets a lot of successful people have is not spending enough time with their families, and the clubs are places families want to go."

SEE ALSO: Inside George Clooney and multimillionaire Rande Gerber's star-studded Halloween parties, hosted in both LA and Vegas

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Africa Heavy on Security Council Agenda as Cote d'Ivoire Takes Over December Presidency
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2018/12/4 8:26:27

Africa is high on the agenda of the Security Council's program of work in December as Cote d'Ivoire takes over the council's presidency for the month.

There will be a debate among Security Council members on post-conflict reconstruction on Wednesday, which will be attended by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and African Union Commission Chairman Moussa Faki, said Cote d'Ivoire's ambassador to the United Nations Leon Adom.

The council debate would be followed by an open debate -- a debate that includes non-Security Council members -- on cooperation between the United Nations and regional and subregional groups for the purpose of conflict prevention and resolution.

Thursday's open debate will be chaired by Cote d'Ivoire's Foreign Minister Marcel Amon Tanoh with the participation of Guterres and Faki as well as Marcel Alain de Souza, the president of the Commission of the Economic Community of West African States, a key player in regional peacekeeping and peacebuilding, said Adom.

Both debates would focus heavily on Africa as shown by the high-level representation.

Half of the 14 UN peacekeeping operations are in Africa, including the largest and most costly ones.

In addition to the two "flagship events," the Security Council will also hold briefings or consultations on Guinea Bissau, South Sudan, the Sahel region and the Central African Republic, said Adom.

"Ending the crises in these countries as well as the security and humanitarian situations will be at the heart of our briefings and consultations."

Also on the Security Council agenda is the Middle East, particularly Syria, said Adom.

UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura will brief the council for the last time before he steps down by the end of the year.

De Mistura has expressed disappointment at the lack of progress on the issue of a constitutional committee for Syria at last week's Astana meeting between Russia, Turkey and Iran -- the leading countries of the Astana process, a parallel process to the UN-led Geneva process.

He had insisted on convening the constitutional committee by Dec. 31.

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[Foroyaa] The Senegal-Gambia- Bissau Guinea Women Peace Forum held two workshops from 19 to 25 November 2018 in Ziguinchor.
          Etat des ressources naturelles de Djegbadji et de Adounko (Site Ramsar 1017) au sud-ouest Benin (Afrique de l’Ouest) dans le contexte actuel de changement climatique      Cache   Translate Page      

La préservation des sites Ramsar reste une obligation des pays contractants et nécessite un suivi permanent. Cette étude vise à apprécier l’état actuel des zones de Djègbadji et Adounko au Bénin dans le contexte de changement climatique. A cet effet, 8 placeaux de 900 m2 chacun ont été installés sur deux sites (Adounko et Djègbadji) à raison de 4 placeaux par site. Au sein de chaque placeau, 9 placettes de 100 m2 ont été installées. L’estimation de l’abondance-dominance des espèces recensées a été effectuée. Ensuite, les données satellitaires de la zone d’étude ont été consultées pour une étude comparative entre la période de 2000 à 2016. A l’issue de cette étude, 23 espèces végétales ont été inventoriées avec une dominance significative des espèces de la mangrove (p < 0,05). Au niveau de la faune aviaire, 15 espèces ont été inventoriées avec une abondance plus élevée de Spilopelia senegalensis et Egretta intermedia alors que 8 espèces d’insectes ont été inventoriées avec une abondance plus élevée de Formica sanguinea et Anophele gambiae. Les données satellitaires révèlent que la mangrove et les formations marécageuses ont connu une réduction respective de 1,93% et de 14,77% alors que l’occupation des superficies par les agglomérations a connu une augmentation de 8,32%. Adounko semble être plus préservé que Djègbadji. Mais la dynamique de la biodiversité des deux sites est fortement influencée par les activités anthropiques, ce qui augmente le réchauffement climatique. Des actions fortes de cogestion (décideurs politiques, ONGs et utilisateurs) sont nécessaires pour la préservation.

Mots clés: diversité biologique, zone côtière, facteurs anthropiques, Bénin

English Title: Current state of the natural resources of Djègbadji and Adounko (Site Ramsar 1017) in south west Benin (west Africa) in the climatic change context

English Abstract

The preservation of the biological diversity of Ramsar sites remains an obligation for all contracting countries and requires a permanent follow-up. This was the reason  why the current study was undertaken aiming to assess the current status of the diversity of the coastal zone. Therefore, eight portions of 900 m2 each were identified in two stations at the rate of four per station. Within each portion, nine sub-portions of 100 m2 were set. The abundance-dominance of species was assessed. From the two stations, the study revealed 23 floristic species distributed in 16 families with a predominance of mangrove swamp species (p<0.05). In the avian fauna, a total of 15 species of 11 families were recorded with a predominance of Spilopelia senegalensis and Egretta intermedia. As for insects, 8 species from 7 families were recorded where the most abundant species were Formica sanguinea and Anophele gambiae. The satellite data reveal that the marshy mangrove and formations known a respective reduction of 1.93% and 14.77% whereas the occupation of the surfaces by the agglomerations known an increase of 8.32%. The dynamics of the biodiversity of the two sites is strongly influenced by a number of anthropics activities. It comes out that the biological diversity of the coastal zone is threatened and requires serious actions of co-management from all stakeholders including decision-makers, NGOs and the users of the zone

Keywords: biodiversity, coastal zone, anthropic factors, Benin


          COMUNICADO: Guinea Ecuatorial: los productores de petróleo deben 'mantenerse unidos'      Cache   Translate Page      
El Ministro de Minas e Hidrocarburos, en representación del Gobierno de Guinea Ecuatorial, llama a la unidad entre los países productores de petróleo ante la celebración esta semana en Viena de la 175 Reunión Ordinaria de la Organización de Países Exportadores de Petróleo La reunión se presenta como un momento de inflexión para la organización que tiene que tratar el descenso del precio del petróleo y tomar una decisión sobre la prolongación los recortes de producción que consiguieron estabilizar los mercados globales de crudo y lograron que la industria se sobrepusiera del colapso.
          George Clooney and Rande Gerber have a third partner in their $1 billion tequila company, and he happens to be a real estate tycoon      Cache   Translate Page      

Mike Meldman sitting on a paddleboard

  • Mike Meldman is the third partner in George Clooney's billion-dollar Casamigos tequila.
  • He also happens to be a real estate tycoon as owner of Discovery Land Company.
  • Discovery owns 23 properties that cater to "CEOs, presidents, and athletes."
  • To become a member of one of the resorts, people have to buy land on the property and build a home.
  • They boast golf courses, restaurants, bars, and other sports.

George Clooney and multimillionaire Rande Gerber shook up the drinks industry in June 2017 when they sold their tequila company, Casamigos, to Diageo for a whopping $1 billion.

However, the pair actually have a third business partner — real estate tycoon Mike Meldman, who everyone we've asked seems to call "one of the most well-connected people I know."

Meldman's road to success has been an impressive one.

Born in Milwaukee, he told Business Insider that he went to Stanford as a history major with dreams of being a lawyer but "bombed the LSATs" and didn't apply.

"I ended up dealing blackjack in Harrah's Lake Tahoe Hotel and Casino," he told BI — though that didn't last long.

"I met a guy who asked me if I wanted to make as much money as I wanted to and work as little as I wanted to, and he hired me [to] his startup commercial real estate company," he said.

He started as a broker selling land and leasing properties in Freemont, California, across the bridge from Palo Alto, where Stanford is.

"I had no training, but I went out and learned how to make deals," he said, adding that within a year and a half he went from a broker working weekends to make money to "selling all of Freemont."

He started taking the money he earned and buying properties to develop himself, which he said had its "ups and downs" in the 80s.

"I bought a ranch outside of Palo Alto with 300 acres and [space] for 35 houses which had every environmental constraint known to man," he said. "It took me 18 years to get 28 lots on the property, [but it] taught me how to develop property through the environment and not kill the vegetation."

See more: The incredible life of multimillionaire Rande Gerber: George Clooney's business partner, Cindy Crawford's husband, and father to 2 budding supermodels

And the experience has certainly paid off now.

"I say I got a PhD in property development," he said. "I was able to take that education and experience and move that to other places around the country."

'Everything taken care of in a casual way'

Aerial shot down fairway toward green, silos and Comfort Station_Discovery Land Company

Meldman officially founded Discovery Land Company in 1994.

His first big project was in Pinnacle Peak, Scottsdale, Arizona, where he set out to develop a "massive resort" and ended up with 250 homes.

His next project was also centred around golf, but by the time he set up his third resort in Whitefish Montana, he had two kids, aged six and eight at the time, who were living a city life in San Francisco.

"I figured the golf would sell to the men, but I wanted to do something that the wife and kids would enjoy," he said.

So he started the "Outdoor Pursuits" programme, which allows members to hire local people to teach them things like paddle boarding or take them swimming with sharks. "I wanted to teach [my kids] things I never learned, [like] flyfishing, wakeboarding," he said. 

His kids also acted as "guinea pigs" for his next project in Hawaii, where he incorporated surfing and swimming.

"[We] turned it into a way of life, not only for me and my kids but for other families," he said.

Step-by-step, Discovery "exploded" and became 23 real estate projects.

Now, CEOs, presidents, and athletes are among those who own property, according to Meldman, who once called the resorts "frat houses for families."

To become a member of the Discovery resorts, people have to buy land on the property and build a home, which Meldman says "creates a trust and community where you know your neighbour."

The community is private and low-key, providing somewhere that successful people can go and "have everything taken care of in a casual way," from playing sports in the morning to eating and drinking in the afternoon and evening.

Back of Ridge House with view of surrounding landscape_Jeff Lipsky

The resorts are designed to "take the stress out of vacation planning."

Even the "comfort stations" are "styled like the inside of an editor's closet," according to Meldman.

Here's the outside of one at Silo Ridge Field Club, a private, gated, 800-acre resort 90 minutes from Manhattan which was the first to open on the east coast. 

Comfort Station_Discovery Land Company

Inside the comfort stations, Meldman says you'll find everything from frozen margaritas to ice cream sundaes and hot dogs.

Comfort Station interior and snacks display 2_Jeff Lipsky

There are also outdoor bars like this, as well as pools and a hot tub.

Outdoor bar with surrounding landscape views_Jeff Lipsky

Good food is a focus throughout at properties like Silo Ridge, which has a vegetable garden and an executive chef serving up five-star farm-to-table or dock-to-table cuisine "styled beautifully but still casual" — as well as kids' menus.

Chef Jonathan Wright preparing dish_Jeff Lipsky

Still, Meldman claims the resorts — and the golf clubs — are super casual.

"People now go to the Bahamas and even professional golfers play in bathing suits and no shirt," he said.

"A golf club can be very intimidating, but because I wasn't a golfer from a country snob background, I made it a little more casual."

Despite the fact the company claims to have some of the best golf courses in the world, there are "no rules — you don't have to wear a collared shirt, you can golf barefoot, it's fun.

"You're not sitting at a pool like you are at a Four Seasons with people snapping videos with their phones, you're comfortable being yourself." 

'George was always entertaining'

It was thanks to this friendly, chilled atmosphere that Meldman met Clooney and Gerber — and with them embarked on the Casamigos journey, now his side project.

"George has a pretty tight-knit group of guys, and every year they go on his birthday golf trip," Meldman said. "A long time ago, they started going to my projects, and I ended up hanging out with them and we all became friends."

"They built their houses in my project in El Dorado... Their houses were two beautiful homes next to eachother that they called Casamigos. George was always entertaining and had his friends around, and we a generous and gracious host, and we were drinking a lot of tequila, and decided to make our own."

casamigos

"We didn't ever really make it to sell it, [we just thought] my projects and Rande's bars and [it being] what George drank would be enough to make it successful."

However, without even realising, the trio were bringing in about 1,000 bottles, and were told by their distiller that they needed to get licensed.

Once they did, the brand "immediately took off" due to word of mouth and started winning awards.

"There weren't roles that were drawn up, but Rande had a creative role and ran things," Meldman said. George, we just put a shirt on. [He thought] "if paparazzi is going to chase me I might as well sell my tequila."

Meanwhile, Meldman was the one with the connections. "For almost every major [restaurant or grocery] chain in the country, either the money behind it or the CEO was a member of one of my projects," he said.

"I don't use the membership for anything because it's a private club, but I was able to at least make a call and ask for favours. Everyone was really nice to us about it, we were able to get into a lot of places faster than we would if we didn't [have those connections.]"

See more: The $1 billion sale of George Clooney's tequila company just made him 2018's highest-paid actor — here's the story of how the brand was set up by accident

'We have money to do things we couldn't do before'

Now, he added: "We are wholly owned subsidiary of Diageo so nothing has really changed that much other than that we have a lot more money. They're trying to open up the rest of the world for us but we're still running the US.

"We have money to do things we couldn't do before... Since we sold to Diageo we doubled our sales."

Gerber also confirmed to Business Insider that the involvement of the trio has remained the same.

"Absolutely nothing has changed... It's business as usual," he said. "George, Mike, and I are passionate about Casamigos and everything we do."

Meldman added: "Casamigos is probably the fastest-growing spirit of all time, and we did it all in four years. It's successful because it's a good product. There are going to be a lot of people who are going to imitate it and try to do it, but it was a lot of work from all three of us — we underestimated the amount of work. If we knew how much effort and work it took I don't know if we actually would have done it.

"For me, it became part of my everyday life but it was a lot of work to get the brand out there, to get distribution."

There's some fun that comes along with being involved with Casamigos, though.

Meldman got to attend the royal wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank, Casamigos' European Brand Manager, back in October.

See more: Jack Brooksbank says he's in charge of drinks for his royal wedding to Princess Eugenie — and there'll be plenty of George Clooney's tequila on offer

The company also continues to throw its annual star-studded Halloween parties each year.

'Successful people rewarding themselves for their success'

Mike Meldman holding a coconutHowever, Discovery, which claims to have consistently sold $1 billion in real estate a year, remains the main focus for Meldman, who now lives in Arizona, where the company's corporate HQ is based.

Discovery launched onto the east cost for the first time last year with its Silo Ridge property and also opened Dune Deck Beach Club in Westhampton, New York.

"We have a lot going on," Meldman said, adding that the company is launching a project called "Driftwood" in Austin, "Troubador" in Nashville, and "Barbuda Ocean Club" in Barbuda, which will start as a hurricane relief effort re-building schools, hospitals, and infrastructure.

Philanthropy has become a big part of the business, and Meldman founded the Discovery Land Foundation in 2007 to support the places and people (particularly children) around the resorts.

The charity claims to put "hundreds of millions a year into the community," contributing funds from Discovery and hosting events and tournaments and the resorts.

See more: Inside George Clooney and multimillionaire Rande Gerber's star-studded Halloween parties, hosted in both LA and Vegas

Now with three sons, aged five, 28, and 30, allowing successful people an opportunity to connect with their families is a clear focus for Meldman.

"The demographic is really just successful people rewarding themselves for their success, and also investing in their family," he said.

"One of the only regrets a lot of successful people have is not spending enough time with their families, and the clubs are places families want to go."

SEE ALSO: Inside George Clooney and multimillionaire Rande Gerber's star-studded Halloween parties, hosted in both LA and Vegas

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The number of irregular immigrants traveling to Spain continues to rise, with 59,048 reaching the country in the southwest of Europe during the first 11 months of the year, according to data published by the Spanish Interior Ministry on Tuesday.

   The ministry said this is an increase of 129 percent on the 25,786 migrants who came to Spain in the first 11 months of 2017.

   52,795 of the migrants came to Spain by making the dangerous sea crossing of the Mediterranean Sea, which separates Spain from the coast of Morocco just 14 kilometers away at the narrowest point.

   November saw 11,543 arrivals. The International Organization for Migration (IOM) said that at least 114 people lost their lives attempting the crossing in what was the most fatal month of 2018 for migrants attempting to reach Spain.

   According to the IOM, 90 people died attempting to reach Spain in October, 99 in September and 68 in August.

   As well as the 52,795 people who reached Spain by the maritime route, a further 6,253 reached Spanish territory by crossing into the Spain's two north African enclaves of Ceuta and Melilla, either by being smuggled through frontier posts or scaling the double 6 meter high razor wire which makes up the border fence.

   The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) estimates that 21.4 percent of all irregular migrants to Spain come from Morocco, 20.9 percent from Equatorial Guinea and 15.9 percent from Mali.

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The Greeley Tribune reported that Best found out about the ban during a field trip and decided to take action. The ban is part of a larger ordinance restricting missiles and rocks being thrown at people or property and snowballs fell under the definition of missiles. 

Best celebrated his legislative victory by throwing the town’s first legal snowballs with his 4-year-old brother, Dax Best. Mayor Don McLeod presented the snowballs to the young boys as they celebrated the official end of the ban.

Best’s grandfather, Rick Best, told reporters at The Greeley Tribune how important it was for children to learn about their influence in local government and that Best has “always been timid and bashful, so when he told me he was doing that, I said, 'Good for you, Daners.’”

CBS News hinted that Best’s legal fights with the Severance Town Board may not end at legalizing snowballs.

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  • Pháp - Áo Vàng : Chính phủ xem xét thêm khả năng nhượng bộ (RFI) - Chính phủ Pháp cố gắng dập ngọn lửa phản kháng vẫn âm ỉ, với hy vọng ngăn ngừa một cuộc biểu tình bạo động mới vào thứ Bảy tới. Sau khi thông báo « đình hoãn » tăng thuế xăng dầu, thủ tướng Edouard Philippe tiếp tục xoa dịu phong trào « Áo Vàng » với lời hứa « xem xét lại » biện pháp thuế khóa bị xem là bất công. Cụ thế là luật giảm thuế đánh vào tài sản người giàu (gọi tắt là ISF).
  • Paris : Hơn 10 người ra tòa về tội phá hoại Khải Hoàn Môn (RFI) - Sau những vụ phá hoại, bạo động nghiêm trọng bên lề cuộc biểu tình của những người Áo Vàng tại Paris vào thứ Bảy 01/12/2018, ngành tư pháp đã làm việc khẩn trương trong những ngày qua để xét xử những nghi can bạo động. Hôm qua, 04/12/2018, 13 người, trong đó có một thiếu niên, đã phải ra tòa để trả lời về vụ phá hoại gây chấn động tại Khải Hoàn Môn - Paris, một biểu tượng của nước Pháp.
  • NATO lên án Nga vi phạm hiệp định hạt nhân INF (RFI) - Liên Minh Bắc Đại Tây Dương kỳ hạn cho Matxcơva « 60 ngày » để tuân thủ hiệp định cấm tên lửa hạt nhân tầm trung được gọi tắt là INF, ký kết năm 1987. Sau vụ Nga uy hiếp hải thuyền Ukraina tại biển Đen, tên lửa tầm trung loại mới của Nga trở thành mối lo âu của NATO. Quyết định của 29 thành viên trong cuộc họp cấp ngoại trưởng ngày 04/11/2018 tại Bruxelles cụ thể ra sao ?
  • Cựu Tổng thống Bush nghẹn ngào trong tang lễ cha (VOA) - Trong khi đọc điếu văn tại tang lễ cha hôm 5/12, ông Bush “con” cho biết đã nói với cha mình ngay trước khi thân phụ qua đời rằng ông yêu cha mình và rằng cha là một “người cha tuyệt vời”.
  • Thủ đô Mỹ vĩnh biệt cố TT Bush (VOA) - Người dân cũng như các quan chức Mỹ và nước ngoài, hôm 5/12, vĩnh biệt cố Tổng thống George H.W. Bush ở Washington D.C., trước khi thi hài của ông được đưa về nơi an nghỉ cuối cùng bên cạnh phu nhân Barbara và con gái ở Texas.
  • Lễ viếng cố Tổng thống George H.W Bush (VOA) - Hàng chục nghìn người tập trung tại khu vực tòa nhà Quốc hội ở thủ đô nước Mỹ, chờ đến lượt được vào tiễn biệt vị Tổng thống thứ 41 của Hoa Kỳ trong cái lạnh của dưới 5 độ C của Washington DC hôm 4/12. Họ có thể là những cựu nhân viên chính phủ trong thời ông George H.W. Bush làm Tổng thống hoặc đơn giản chỉ là những người dân bình thường muốn tới chia tay vị Tổng thống mà họ yêu quý.

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