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From Science Mag By Scott Waldman, E&E News | Apr. 12, 2019 , 8:20 AM Originally published by E&E News A controversial plan by the White House to review the connections between climate change and national security might be led by a former official with the Department of Energy (DOE) who oversaw talks about nuclear…
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NONSENSE... Ever since the end of WWII,American's have been paying for the rest of the world, our backs are tired and we have had enough. CLIMATE CHANGE.... Even if EVERY American went GREEN, it would make a difference of 000.000.001% toward climate change. These GREENER'S must be members of the flat earth society, pollution, nuclear waste, trash goes round and round. Remember Chernobyl? they picked up radiation contamination in Iowa, it went round and round. Do you think developing economies are going to adhere to anything that will cost them more? You believe that, your also a fool too. Take off your earth shoes, put your peace sign in your pockets and come to reality. WE ARE TIRED!
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Trump Backs Third Summit With Kim, Says Relations Very Good“I agree with Kim Jong Un of North Korea that our personal relationship remains very good, perhaps the term excellent would be even more accurate,” Trump said Saturday in a tweet. In remarks carried earlier Saturday by the official Korean Central News Agency, Kim said he wouldn’t welcome a repeat of the Hanoi summit in February, when Trump walked out without securing a nuclear disarmament deal.



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Vuole offerta accettabile su nucleare per intesa entro fine anno
          The discoverer of a dozen elements       Comment   Translate Page      
Albert Ghiorso never got an advanced degree or a doctorate and only held a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering. That didn’t stop him from spending decades in research, developing techniques in nuclear science that enabled him to co-discover a record 12 new elements. A.S.Ganesh takes you through the life of Ghiorso, the man who gave us a dozen elements...
          Iran Advances Nuclear Program, Boasts About Its Increased Military Power      Comment   Translate Page      
In light of findings that Iran may be in violation of nuclear deal, Iran announces new more advanced centrifuges
          Global nuclear engineering company Assystem moves UK base to Blackburn      Comment   Translate Page      
Assystem, the world’s third largest nuclear engineering company, listed on Euronext Paris, has moved its UK headquarters into new premises in Blackburn.

The company, which holds key contracts in nuclear new build, defence and nuclear decommissioning in the UK, has relocated to Innovation Park, Blackburn.
          Russophobia, A WMD (Weapon Of Mass Deception)      Comment   Translate Page      

Authored by Jean Ranc via The Strategic Culture Foundation,

Russophobia, as psycho-social-political pathology, is diagnosed as a disorder in The West since before the 1000-year-old Roman-Orthodox religious schism and most recently manifested with a vengeance in the course of the 2013-14 with Edward Snowden’s revelations of mass surveillance by the US and its covert activities leading to the Ukraine coup with Russophobia used thereafter as a weapon of mass deception to inflame this latent pathology in the public.

After more than a year since we first heard the BBC “breaking news” about the “Russians Poisoning the Skipals”, all we have are allegations, but there is still no real evidence to present before a judge and jury for a just trial, only media propaganda which has provoked even more fear and hysteria meant to distract people from the government’s bungling and high level of anxiety over Brexit by once again blaming Russia. Never-the-less, it prompted politicians to administer instant sanctions against Russia as punishment. That first day, the "evidence", presented in the usual clipped, "authoritative" British accents, included interviews with a conservative British MP, then the former US Ambassador to Russia, Alexander Vershbow (2001-05), now with the notoriously hawkish US-based think tank, the Atlantic Council. Thus, the three of them: the BBC “journalist” and the two “experts”, colluded to transform false allegations into "facts"... fueled, as always, by their perpetual prejudice, RUSSOPHOBIA, in the course of their propaganda war to force Russia to surrender to American-led Western Domination or else: have their economy destroyed & their people suffer. Indeed, it is a threat to the whole world played to the discord of rattling nuclear swords with a chorus of vindictive Russian oligarchs, whom Putin expelled for robbing the Russian people. So, now living in London as expats, they would seem to be the more likely culprits. All the while elsewhere in London, thanks to our “special US-UK relationship”, Julian Assange has been excommunicated and imprisoned in a tiny “cell” at the Ecuador embassy for revealing embarrassing American secrets via Wikileaks.

There we have it: the poisoning of our minds by the media and politicians which are owned and controlled by the US-UK-EU 1%, who benefit from Western Hegemony. So, these deluded few are now desperately defending it from the rising powers led by Russia and China with India not far behind demanding a multi-polar, democratic world order.

My search for the roots of this particularly vicious and extremely dangerous hate campaign began in a Dartmouth College Russian Foreign Policy course, which led me to the book, “Russophobia: Anti-Russian Lobby and American Foreign Policy” by San Francisco State University Professor Andrei P. Tsygankov (2009). And there, the detoxification of my mind began as I studied his deft, well-documented deconstruction of the political propaganda disseminated “by various think tanks, congressional testimonials, activities of NGOs and the media” (preface p. XIII)

Then in Italy the following winter, I discovered the work of the Swiss journalist, Guy Mettan, in the Italian geopolitical journal, LiMes: an excerpt from his book, “Creating Russophobia: From the Great Religious Schism to Anti-Putin Hysteria” (2017). There, Mettan informs us that this psycho-social pathology in Western Civilization” goes back more than 1000 years: to the division of Christendom between the Orthodox and Roman churches. Indeed, his research into the depths of history confirms the diagnosis by our renowned American psychiatrist, Robert Jay Lifton, in his 2003 book, “Superpower Syndrome: America’s Apocalyptic Confrontation with the World”. Therein, Lifton states: “More than merely dominate, the American superpower now seeks to control history. Such cosmic ambition is accompanied by an equally vast sense of entitlement, of special dispensation to pursue its aims.” (p.3) And Mettan’s analysis of Russophobia also underscores the work of University of Chicago Professor John J. Mearsheimer, our leading international relations “realist” in his three Henry L. Stimson lectures at Yale University November 2017: “The Roots of Liberal Hegemony”, “The False Promises of Liberal Hegemony” and “The Case for Restraint”: with his book, “The Great Delusion: Liberal Dreams, International Realities” published in 2018.

But what about “Russian Aggression” in Ukraine & Crimea?

In the first place, it was the astute Mearsheimer, who, in the Sept-Oct 2014 Foreign Affairs, informed us “Why the Ukraine Crisis is the West’s Fault: The Liberal Delusions That Provoked Putin” (pp 77-89), but the American foreign policy establishment, together with ambitious politicians and the me-too media, paid no heed and continues to repeat its fabricated “facts”.

Never-the-less, Mearsheimer is backed up by Richard Sakwa, Professor of Russian and European Politics at the University of Kent. In Sakwa’s book, “Russia Against the Rest: The Post-Cold War Crisis of World Order”, 2017, we turn to the section on “Reality Wars and American Power” on p. 217 to read: “It does indeed seem that Russia and Western elites live in totally different worlds, divided by different epistemological understandings of the nature of contemporary reality. The Ukraine crisis crystallized the profound differences between Russian and Atlanticist understandings of the breakdown and its causes.” And he continues on p. 218: “Elite and policy-maker perceptions and attitudes forged in the Cold War years sustain these legacies and frame the discussions of such crucial issues as NATO enlargement, democracy promotion in the post-Soviet area, and strategic arms talks.” Adding that these “are no longer so much legacies as self-regenerating narratives and modes of discourse that preclude a more open-ended understanding of the dynamics and concerns of Russia today.”

Karl Rove: “We’re an empire now; we create our own reality.”

[In 2004, journalist Ron Suskind wrote in The New York Times magazine that a top White House strategist for President George W. Bush—identified later as Karl Rove, Bush’s Deputy White House Chief of Staff—told him, “We’re an empire now, we create our own reality.”]

Thus, we’ve become trapped in a contrived “reality” promulgated by neo-conservative warriors under cover of neo-liberal “democracy-spreading-humanitarian-interventionists” to justify an American Empire promoting itself as the indispensable “Liberal World Order”. However, under that global order, as Sakwa points out on p. 219: “If a foreign power is considered to have violated ‘international order’, then it can be overthrown” as a rationale for American “regime change” anywhere around the world: whether to control the supply of copper in Chile or oil in Iran. And, with its eye on Russia’s vast oil, gas and other natural resources, America claims the right to threaten Russia by ringing it with weapons which we would not abide were the Russians to place missiles in Mexico…as the Soviets did in Cuba to defend it after our “Bay of Pigs” invasion that brought humanity to the brink of nuclear war. Thus, Russia was defending itself in Ukraine against further NATO expansion while Crimean citizens, by majority vote in a democratic referendum, chose to rejoin Russia as they had been one country ever since Catherine the Great…except for an interval in the '50s when Crimea was” gifted” to Ukraine while they were all members of the Soviet Union.

“Ditching Solzhenitsyn, Defender of Russia”

And not to forget that in 1974, after being expelled from the Soviet Union, Alexandr Solzhenitsyn and his family fled first to Zurich then to Vermont in 1976 and lived on a farm near Cavendish, where he continued to write and publish his work. Meanwhile, Mettan, as a journalist covering events related to Russia, became quite distressed over "the widespread prejudices, cartloads of clichés and systematic anti-Russian biases of most western media." And he went on to say that “the more I traveled, discussed and read, the wider I perceived, the more the gap of incomprehension and ignorance between Western Europe and Russia became evident. 

"That was why, during the 1990s, I was shocked by the way the West treated Solzhenitsyn. For decades, we had published, celebrated, and acclaimed the great writer as bearing the torch of anti-Soviet dissidence. We had praised Solzhenitsyn to the skies as long as he criticized his native country, communist Russia. But as soon as he emigrated, realizing that he preferred to isolate himself in his Vermont retreat to work rather than attending anticommunist conferences, western media and academics began to distance themselves from the great writer.

"The idol no longer matched the image they had built and was becoming a hindrance to their academic and journalistic career plans. And once Solzhenitsyn had left the United States to go back to Russia and defend his humiliated, demoralized motherland that was being sold at auction, raising his voice against the Russian 'Westernizers' and pluralist liberals who denied the interests of Russia to better revel in the troughs of capitalism, he became a marked man, an outdated, senile writer, even though he himself had not changed in the least, denouncing with the same vigor the defects of market totalitarianism as those of communist totalitarianism.

"He was booed, despised, his name was dragged through the mud for his choices, often by the very people who had praised his first fights. Despite that, against all odds, against the most powerful powers that were trying to dissuade him, Solzhenitsyn defended his one and only cause, that of Russia. He was not forgiven for having turned his pen against that West that had welcomed him and felt it was owed eternal gratitude. A dissident today, a dissident wherever truth compelled, such was his motto. This deserves to be remembered." Mettan, pp. 15-16 in “Creating Russophobia”.

Russophobia: akin to Racism

From another perspective: Mettan’s chapter on "German Russophobia" set me thinking that this "Western Supremacy" political-cultural pathology known as Russophobia is like the racism which I knew growing up in totally segregated Oklahoma. Until in high school, I became so perplexed and appalled by the curtain of hate and “justifications” in which we were smothered: the Negro schools on the other side of town? and why were there separate waiting rooms, drinking fountains & restrooms in bus and train stations?...that I began poking holes in the curtain to see what was outside...and found a book in the library: "South of Freedom" by Carl Rowan, an African-American Minneapolis Star Tribune journalist, describing his journey from South to North. So, thanks to what I learned from Rowan, I began to tear the whole damned curtain down...at least in my mind.

Whom the Gods would destroy, they first drive mad?

So, here’s a Swiss journalist punching a hole in this wall of Russophobic Western Supremacy… and through that gaping hole, we are reminded that the Russians are Europe’s neighbors who sacrificed more than 26 million of their own lives to save Europe, America and Russia from the Nazis. These are not poor "niggers" from the Eurasian ghetto we've been trying to club into submission as second-class citizens of “The Liberal World Order” dominated by US; they're nuclear-armed and no longer willing to sit at a separate, inferior table with no vote and no voice over who makes the rules...nor are China, India and Brazil. And last year, while the wave of Russophobic hysteria over alleged “Russian poisoning” was rolling out of the UK and engulfing the Western world in the latest siege of mass madness…with only Jeremy Corbyn, leader of the British Labor party, having the courage to stand up in Parliament on the Ides of March and demand Evidence! only to be pilloried by the mindless politicians and media…led by the once esteemed BBC. And the week following the August 7, 2018 Trump-Putin Helsinki summit, will surely go down in psychiatric circles as another case of mass media-political delusions led by cheer-leader-in-chief, Rachel Maddow of MSNBC.

Meanwhile, not to forget that it was Hearst newspaper propaganda that whipped the American public into a war frenzy to support our first step in empire-building: our 1898 intervention in Cuba’s war for independence from the Spanish Empire which had dominated all of Latin America for 500 years. As the former NYTimes journalist/bureau chief in Istanbul, Berlin & Central America, Stephen Kinzer reminds us in his latest book "The True Flag: Theodore Roosevelt, Mark Twain, and the Birth of American Empire", Twain, Booker T. Washington and even Andrew Carnegie leading a handful of other anti-imperialists...were not able to prevail against Roosevelt with his Rough Riders and the Hearst newspapers’ war propaganda.

Regime Change Comes Home

Never-the-less, after a very long run of American “regime change” abroad leaving a bloody trail of destruction, dictatorships and chaos from Iran in 1953, when we joined with the British to overthrow the democratically-elected President Mohammad Mossadegh to maintain the Brit-US control of its oil…on through Guatemala, Vietnam and Chile…to name a few of our interventions…we were back for a second round with “coalitions of the willing” or not? in the Middle East where our regime-change machine managed to plow its way through Afghanistan, Iraq and Libya…before breaking down in Syria. Until now it’s been brought home again, renovated and renamed “RussiaGate” for another attempt at removing a President for trying to mend US relations with Russia. Though even after more than a year of Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller’s investigations accompanied by such cinematic support as the movie, “Felt”, another “Watergate” re-run. Did anyone else notice the resemblance between “Felt” and Mueller? And despite the media’s commemoration of its 44-year-old “moment of courage” with the movie “The Post” to promote Trump’s ouster, our democratically-elected President, as of this writing, remains in power. However, in this rush to “regime change”, didn’t the our “ruling elite” read Jane Mayer’s “The Danger of President Pence” in the 10/23/17 New Yorker? At least the 70s' “ruling class” was smart enough to remove an unqualified Vice President Spiro (who?) Agnew…before “regime changing” Nixon and replacing him with the more or less benign Gerald Ford.

A Florentine Epiphany

But back to last January in Florence, Italy, when I was hiking in the hills beyond the Piazzale Michelangelo, with its spectacular view of that Renaissance city and its centerpiece, the Duomo, I came across the Villa Galileo, which had been his last home after his trial as a “heretic”, during which to save himself from torture and execution, he was forced to deny his helio-centric vision and henceforth lived under “villa arrest”, from 1631 until his natural death in 1642. While pondering his fate, I continued walking along the gently rising, ever-narrowing road between ancient stone walls overlooking villas and olive groves until I reached the peak, where I felt as if I were standing on top of the world as I contemplated both the Arno and Ema river valleys far below and where I swear I heard Galileo declare: “The world does not turn on an American axis!”

The 21st Century Inquisition

So how is it that we now have contemporary Inquisitors persecuting so many truth tellers…such as Edward Snowden, our electronic age “Solzhenitsyn?” in Russian exile; Chelsea Manning, imprisoned some 7 years for revealing US brutality in Iraq; Julian Assange confined to his Ecuadorian Embassy exile in London since August 2012; Katharine Gun, a whistleblower attempting to stop the Iraq invasion, who faced 2 years of British imprisonment before her case was dropped; James Risen, former New York Times journalist who was persecuted by our “justice” system for revealing our government’s surveillance of US!

Any Good Sense Left?

So, do we the people have enough good sense & independent thinking left to follow the advice of Henry David Thoreau?

“Let us settle ourselves, and work and wedge our feet downward through the mud and slush of opinion, and prejudice, and tradition, and delusion, and appearance, that alluvion which covers the globe, through Paris and London, through New York and Boston and Concord, through church and state, through poetry and philosophy and religion, till we come to a hard bottom and rocks in place, which we can call reality.”   

“Walden” 1854

If not, the Doctor prescribes Shock Therapy:

For a week, a month, or however long it takes to cleanse and open the mind, one must adhere to strict abstinence from Mainstream Media propaganda, junk news, pseudo analysis, fake photos, TV & videos including absolutely NO phony “for, by & of the people” NPR, PBS, BBC or other Government-funded Neo or LibCon Imperial tranquilizer.


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If South Korea Wants a Cold War with Japan, Trump Won’t Stop It



shutterstock_1042795348This is a re-post of an essay I wrote a few weeks ago for the Lowy Institute. I am also happy to say that I was translated into Japanese, here.

So everyone knows that South Korea and Japan are having another spat – this time over compensation of Korean forced labor during the Imperial period. Korean courts have opened the door for lawsuits, while Japan continues to insist that all such claims were resolved at the time of normalization treaty. Korean officials I’ve talked with tell me that there is nothing the government can do. This is coming from the courts. I find that highly unlikely given the extreme presidentialization of the South Korean constitutional order and regular POTROK flouting of checks-and-balances.

But my concern here is that the  South Korean push on Japan on yet another issue will not lead to pushback. Trump doesn’t care about this stuff. He’s racist, dislikes allies, and gets most animated when telling them to pay more. SK conservatives, who have traditionally slowed the march to a precipice with Japan, are out of power. And Abe is burned out on this issue (‘Korea fatigue’).

So if the South Korean left genuinely wants a breach with Japan, and a slide into a cold war over Dokdo/Takeshima, Sea of Japan/East Sea, comfort women, labor reparations, and so on, then they’ll get it this time. This is very worrisome, but also a ‘useful’ social science natural experiment moment: we will learn just how far the South Korean left is willing to go on Japan, because the traditional brakes are not there this time.

The full essay follows the jump…

 

 

Relations between South Korea and Japan are spiraling downwardagain. This is a depressingly regular event. Every few years, these neighbors slide into a serious spat, driven usually by disputes over historical interpretation – the record of Japan’s colonialism in Korea from 1910 to 1945 – or territory – Dokdo to Korea, Takeshima to Japan, and the Liancourt Rocks to the rest of us. It often gets pretty nasty pretty fast, as this one is becoming too.

The commentary on this topic has been enormous (start here). Western analysts particularly tend to be flummoxed that South Korea exerts so much effort on this question, despite living flush against three dictatorships (North Korea, China, and Russia). Much international relations theory – balance of threat realism and democratic peace theory particularly – suggest that these two states should cooperate far more. But the South Koreans are simply not interested: anti-Japanism is a core nationalist narrative here. Japan has increasingly responded in kind.

There is no need to go over all these details again (my own thinking is here). This time the fight is over wartime compensation for Korean forced labor in wartime Japan (here is the movie version which pretty well captures the South Korean national attitude on this issue). The Korean side is now threatening to even expropriate Japanese corporate assets in South Korea to pay these claims.

The morality of this South Korean claim is arguable, but suffice to say that Japan will not accept these claims. It is threatening to respond, starting with tariffs on Korean products and restricting market access, and likely threatening to block any later South Korean accession to the CPTPP.

My concern here however is the lack of the usual brakes on these spirals, specifically the American administration and South Korean conservatives.

Trump Won’t Bother

 

The primary brake on these disputes has traditionally been the Americans. Indeed, the Americans have often been the informal umpire of this dispute, particularly for the South Korean side. South Koreans and Korean-Americans have made a concerted effort to ‘win’ American opinion to their cause on Japan by erecting comfort women statues in the United States, lobbying to change the name of the Sea of Japan to the East Sea in US textbooks and maps, and bringing the issue up directly in bilateral talks with the Americans. Many South Koreans over the years here have told me that the US should push Japan much harder on these questions.

The Japanese initially sought to ignore this, but the South Korean effort has been successful enough, that Japan now routinely protest these changes.

The American government’s position is officially neutrality, but increasingly that is difficult. The US has been forced to intervene repeatedly. President Barack Obama explicitly met with South Korean President Park Geun-Hye and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to bridge a split three years ago. US Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi asked current South Korean President Moon Jae-In this year on his visit to Washington to avoid breach with Japan.

But with Donald Trump now in the presidency, it is unclear if he is willing to do the same. Trump is famously disdainful of US allies. His primary interest in Japan has been trade tariffs, car imports, and getting nominated for a Nobel Prize. His primary interest in South Korea has been demanding increased payment for US security guarantees. He has been burned in dealing Korea to date over the Northern nuclear program. Trump is also a racist. It is unlikely that he cares much if America’s Asian allies tear each other.

South Korea’s Conservatives are Out of Power

 

The other traditional constraint on deterioration is the presence of conservatives and national security hawks in South Korea’s government. The South Korean right has long shared a basic hawkish alignment preference for the US and Japan, in opposition to North Korea, the Soviet Union in the past, and China today.

In a curious reversal of traditional left-right political patterns, the South Korean right is the ‘internationalist’ bloc, while the South Korean left is the nationalist one. It is the South Korean left, for example, which has emphasized the common ‘Koreanness’ between North and South Korea and has sought various breakthroughs with Pyongyang over the decades. Conversely, it is the South Korean right which has emphasized an international ideological alignment of South Korea with other liberal, democratic and anti-communist states, most obviously the US and Japan.

It must also be said that many South Korean conservatives are descended from the founder fathers of South Korea, many of whom were collaborators with the Japanese empire. This remains a thorny issue of nationalist contention in South Korea.

Whatever the background issues, the point is that the South Korean right has often tried to maintain a basic working relationship with Japan and avoid an open breach over divisive, highly politicized historical issues. Former President Park, for example, sought to put to rest the comfort women dispute with a deal several years ago.

The South Korean left rejects this outreach and emphasizes, often with great militancy, Japan’s need to apologize continuously. The current leftist president has abandoned Park’s comfort women deal and has made no effort to head off the emerging legal battle of reparatory confiscations of Japanese corporate assets. The South Korean right has been left carping on the sidelines.

Thomas Friedman has long argued that US ties allow centrists in the Middle East to defeat their maximalists by insisting that Washington ties their hands. I believe the same is the case in South Korea and Japan. Maximalists on both sides – often NGOs and ‘citizens groups’ – would drive the relationship to the brink, but US pressure, often behind the scenes, acted as a critical brake. Centrist elites who lacked the courage to directly challenge maximalists could blame their restraint on the Americans.

This no longer operates and is particularly relevant for South Korea, as the forced labor compensation issue here is driving the current downswing. If this drive in South Korea picks up national momentum, the Moon government may not be able to stop it. Indeed, the Moon government may not want to, and Trump likely does not care enough to bother to intervene. We could be racing toward a real cliff here.

Japanese colleagues and friends have long asked me if the South Koreans actually want a breach, a genuinely competitive or cold war-like relationship with Japan. I have always thought that was not the case, and I still believe a majority of South Koreans want a better relationship – but they fear saying this publicly given intense nationalist emotions on this question. We may now found out just how far South Korea is willing to go. Its president is publicly aggressive on Japanese historical issues; a new historical issue – wartime labor – has just arisen and is sliding quickly into the standard nationalist framing of relations with Japan; the Japanese prime minister is a conservative exhausted with the Korea question; and the Trump administration is checked out on this issue. Yikes.


Robert E Kelly
Assistant Professor
Department of Political Science & Diplomacy
Pusan National University

@Robert_E_Kelly

 

 


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El presidente de Estados Unidos, Donald Trump, ha manifestado este sábado que su relación con el líder norcoreano, Kim Jong Un, sigue siendo "muy buena" y sigue abierto a una tercera cumbre a pesar del fracaso de la mantenida en febrero en Hanói (Vietnam) por desavenencias sobre la desmantelación del programa nuclear norcoreano.
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Called the "harshest band in America" by The Guardian, NAILS has returned to unleash their relentless fury once again with the release of a new song, 'I Don't Want To Know You.' The digital single out now is accompanied by the ripping B-side 'Endless Resistance,' which features guest Max Cavalera (ex-SEPULTURA, SOULFLY, CAVALERA CONSPIRACY). Pre-orders are now available for a limited edition 7" vinyl that will be released on June 7th and will include an additional remix of 'Endless Resistance' by PETBRICK (Wayne Adams, Iggor Cavalera). »I Don't Want To Know You« was tracked by NAILS drummer Taylor Young, mixed by Kurt Ballou (CONVERGE) at GodCity Studio, and is the band’s first recording to feature their second guitarist Leon del Muerte (MURDER CONSTRUCT, NAUSEA, EXHUMED). NAILS has also unveiled a music video for the new single that was directed by Nico Poalillo (GHOST, CHELSEA WOLFE). Watch now: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b8mNK0vAk2s Pre-order »I Don't Want To Know You« 7" vinyl here: http://nuclearblast.com/nails-idwtky Listen to the track in the NB Novelties Playlists: http://nblast.de/SpotifyNovelties / http://nblast.de/AppleMusicNovelties News of NAILS' single coincides with their announcement of a North American headline tour with support from MISERY INDEX, DEVOURMENT and OUTER HEAVEN that will take place in June. Tickets are on sale here: http://nuclearblast.com/nails-tour w/ MISERY INDEX, DEVOURMENT, OUTER HEAVEN 07.06. USA St. Louis, MO - The Firebird* 08.06. USA Chicago, IL - Metro 09.06. USA Detroit, MI - The Shelter 10.06. CDN Toronto, ON - The Opera House 11.06. CDN Montréal, QC - Club Soda 12.06. USA Cambridge, MA - The Middle East 13.06. USA Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg 14.06. USA Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer 15.06. USA Baltimore, MD - Soundstage 16.06. USA Raleigh, NC - Lincoln Theatre *no MISERY INDEX
          POSSESSED - unleash second single!      Comment   Translate Page      
POSSESSED revealed their first album in over 3 decades, »Revelations Of Oblivion« which will be released on May 10th via Nuclear Blast Records. Today, the band releases their second single, 'Shadowcult' with a live clip from their performance at "Live At Bloodstock Open Air 2017" - watch the video for 'Shadowcult', here: https://youtu.be/BkUwVJjCyao Jeff Becerra comments, "We had such a fantastic time at Bloodstock. The audience was on fire and we could just feel the excitement in the air. While England has always been an exciting place for POSSESSED this concert felt extra special. Very much looking forward to our next trip across the pond." In case you missed the first two episodes of "The Creation Of Death Metal" series, watch it here: Part 1: https://youtu.be/Sd-fjO6uuzE Part 2: https://youtu.be/Kw3BwkgAyFU Pre-order »Revelations Of Oblivion« in the format of our choice as well as brand new merchandise, here: www.nuclearblast.com/possessed-revelations "This album from start to release has been a fantastic experience. All of us in POSSESSED hope you enjoy this newest release and we look forward to touring and creating much more new music in the future. We appreciate all of your support and dedication.Hope to see you during our upcoming tours & shows soon. Thank you to each and every one of you for your inspiration and dedication to POSSESSED." ~ In Fire & Hell ~ Jeff Becerra & POSSESSED
          GRAND MAGUS - third digital single released!      Comment   Translate Page      
Swedish riff lords GRAND MAGUS are set to release their new studio album »Wolf God« on April 19th through Nuclear Blast. Today, the band releases the third single entitled, "A Hall Clad in Gold". Watch the visualizer video here: https://youtu.be/AhfcWqCvLyA Band frontman and general overlord JB states: "Dear headbangers! We have reached the third track from our new album. This is 'A Hall Clad In Gold'. Who knows what happens when death claims you? The only thing you can do is to be true to yourself and strive toward being the best you can be. Perhaps fate will decide the rest." Last week, the band launched their multi-part documentary series entitled "From The North - The Grand Magus Story". Watch as band frontman and general overlord JB explains the connection between GRAND MAGUS and death metal and get some info on the beginnings of the band. Check it out here: https://youtu.be/d9qDzH_Cruw More about »Wolf God«: "Brother Of The Storm" LYRIC VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bn0o8Ly95UE "Wolf God" LYRIC VIDEO: https://youtu.be/H8mKbFqGkwU Album-Trailer #1: https://youtu.be/vtd2B7YNSoU Album-Trailer #2: https://youtu.be/7qO8EsHvcus Pre-order »Wolf God« now digitally and rece ive "A Hall Clad in Gold", "Brothers Of The Storm" and the title track instantly (on Amazon and iTunes) or stream the songs on all streaming platforms: http://nblast.de/GrandMagusWolfGod
          MAJESTICA - album details / lyricvideo!      Comment   Translate Page      
Swedish symphonic power metal band MAJESTICA recently signed a record deal with Nuclear Blast and will release their debut album »Above The Sky«, on June 7, 2019. Today the band has revealed the album's tracklist as well as the cover artwork, which was crafted by SABATON guitarist Chris Rörland (FOLLOW THE CIPHER etc.). The album was recorded with guitarist Alex Oriz (Soundgarden Studio/Studio Oriz) and Ronny Milianowicz (Studio Seven), who also mixed the record and took care of the production alongside Tommy Johansson (guitars, vocals). Mastering duties were handled by Tony Lindgren (KATATONIA, ANGRA, ENSLAVED etc.) at Fascination Street Studios. And as if that wasn't enough, the group is also proud to present the first single from their new offering. Watch and listen to 'Rising Tide' over on YouTube: https://youtu.be/LbSqFU-vW9I Get the track now: http://nblast.de/MajesticaRisingTide The band comments, "'Rising Tide' is not only an epic power metal song in the vein of EDGUY, STRATOVARIUS and RUNNING WILD. It’s also very orchestral with a lot of Hans Zimmer influences. The lyrics are about some people hoping to find the fountain of youth, because they're becoming old and wanna relive the good times of when they were younger. This song also represents the band as well as the direction and sound of the new record pretty well. Not only for the music but also that we show that we love doing what we do and can throw in some humour here and there." The album will be available in the following formats: - DIGI - 2LP (black, gold) - DIGITAL »Above The Sky« - Track Listing: 01. Above The Sky 02. Rising Tide 03. The Rat Pack 04. Mötley True 05. The Way To Redemption 06. Night Call Girl 07. Future Land 08. The Legend 09. Father Time (Where Are You Now) 10. Alliance Forever Bonus Tracks (DIGI und 2LP only!) 11. Future Land (2002) 12. Spaceballs Pre-order »Above The Sky«: http://nblast.de/MajesticaAboveTheSky Pre-order digitally to receive 'Rising Tide' instantly (amazon and iTunes only)! Pre-save the album via Spotify: http://nblast.de/MajesticaPreSave Listen to the track in the NB Novelties Playlists: http://nblast.de/SpotifyNovelties / http://nblast.de/AppleMusicNovelties
          BLIND GUARDIAN - Re-Issues OUT NOW!      Comment   Translate Page      
Today, BLIND GUARDIAN release the re-issues for their classic albums "The Forgotten Tales", "Tokyo Tales" and "Live" on 2CD digipack and 2LP / 3LP gatefold vinyl format, in a variety of limited edition colours. Get your copy here: https://www.nuclearblast.com/blindguardian-reissues Also, the band kick off the pre-order for their upcoming picture-LP series which include the albums "Battalions Of Fear", "Follow The Blind", "Tales From The Twilight World", "Somewhere Far Beyond", and "Imaginations From The Other Side" on Picture-LPs and a collector's picture box slipcase and a collector's picture box. Pre-order your copies here: http://nblast.de/BGPictureLPReIssues Recently, BLIND GUARDIAN revealed a new history episode for the album "The Forgotten Tales". Watch the clip here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IJykN40rRzE
          Trainee Technologist (Nuclear Medicine) - Radiology, Aga Khan University Hospital - Karachi      Comment   Translate Page      
Radiology Department at Aga Khan University Hospital (AKUH) is equipped with cutting edge technology in diagnostic radiology (like digital X-rays, ultrasound,...
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          Control Systems Product Line Leader - General Electric - Wilmington, NC      Comment   Translate Page      
Nuclear products, business processes, customers and competitive environment. Participate in strategy and operating plan development for the business....
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          Stealth Saga #46      Comment   Translate Page      
Sixth Generation Fighters:

The USAF NGAD/PCA has a proposed FY20 budget of $1B.  It had been predicted to be $1.2B.  The AETP engine often associated with the NGAD also received a budget of $870M.  The F-22 and F-35 both funded their engines internally, unlike the NGAD/PCA.  However, Jane's takes the stance the NGAD is being rethought.

The US Navy's Next Generation Fighter program is shifting from $5M in FY19 to a proposed $20M in FY20.

The US Navy will finish its AOA this summer for its 6th gen fighter.

Leonardo wants a role in Britain Tempest.

International interest in the British Tempest is growing.

The Franco-German FCAS may be a bad idea, or so goes one opinion.


FGFA (Pakistan):

Pakistan is outlining its plans for developing a 5th gen fighter.

Su-57:

Putin - goodness me - considers the Su-57 the best plane in the world.

The Russians have already created an export version of the Su-57.  They may be trying to export it to Turkey and China.

?!?!  The Russians are stating the first batch of Su-57s will be delivered to a frontline unit in 2019.

The Russians are refuting the Su-57 has been redeployed to Syria.

YF-23:

Why did the YF-23 lose to the YF-22 in the Advanced Tactical Fighter competition?  The only man to have flown both the F-22 and the YF-23 talks explains.

Model 401:

Scaled Composites' Model 401 is on the east coast at a Navy flight test facility.  Why?

F-117:

The F-117 has been out flying about (with a plexiglass canopy, btw).

The Drive noted the interesting bit of the choice of emblem on the F-117.

B-2: 

Listen to a B-2 test drop nuclear weapons.

B-21:

The USAF has selected which airbases will be hosting the B-21.

F-22:

Rapid Raptor: the program to allow the F-22 to deploy anywhere, well, rapidly.

24 Raptors conducted an elephant walk in Alaska.

Will Langley AFB be the center of F-22 training?

F-35:

General Fick is the new head of the F-35 program.

The Pentagon is considering selling the F-35 to Poland, Greece and Romania.

A continuous software upgrade program would speed capabilities to the F-35, but delay the purchase of aircraft.

The F-35 is expected to hit an 80% availability rate in Sept 2019.

The F-35 has the capability to deploy towed decoys from under its stealthy skin.

Some are strongly arguing to buy the F-35 instead of the F-15X.

48 F-35As, 10 F-35Bs and 20 F-35Cs are in the FY20 proposal.

The USAF wants 12 more F-35As than the budget provided for.

The USAF has conducted the first fast/hot crew swap exercise for the F-35A.

The IG is slamming the F-35 program office for allowing contractors to manage government assets.

The F-35 will take a starring role in an exercise in Greece.

China claims it is not the reason countries are buying the F-35.  Actually, about that...

The USS Wasp carried at least 10 F-35Bs into the South China Sea.  The USS Wasp has been operating near the disputed Scarborough Shoal.

The USMC may deploy F-35Bs off the deck of the Korean amphibious ships.

The US Navy F-35Cs that achieved IOC are only ready 5% of the time...

The readiness of the F-35C is improving, supposedly.

The British are monitoring the situation about the Japanese F-35 crash.

Italy's Deputy PM  defended the F-35 purchases.

The Italian F-35As in Sardinia get close ups.

Italian F-35As participated in the 'Lightning Thunder over Europe' exercise.

How did Italian F-35 pilots feel about their participation in Red Flag exercise?

Japan just purchased the JSM antiship missile for its F-35s.

Japan declared IOC for its first F-35A unit.

Japan had its first F-35 crash.  The wreckage has been located, but salvage and investigation will be dauntingEfforts are still underway to try to find the pilot.  Japan has grounded its F-35As. The aircraft that crashed was the first F-35A assembled by Japan.  Here's an update.

Poland is considering the F-35 for its Harpia program.  In fact, they want to outright buy 32 of them.


The first two F-35As for South Korea have arrived in country.

Switzerland will evaluate the F-35 for its new fighter requirement this summer.

Turkey's F-35 deliveries may get pausedStrike that: the deliveries have stopped of parts.  The US has stated buying the F-35 and the S-400 missile system are not compatible.  In the mean time, the US military continues to train Turkish F-35 pilots. Congress again has warned Turkey they cannot have the F-35 and the S-400 missile.

If Turkey gets cut, the F-35 program can progress just fine. Or will it?  How problematic is it for Lockheed?  What next?

BAE has begun Meteor and Spear integration on the F-35.

Lockheed received a $264M contract to support South Korea's F-35s.

META:

What aircraft does the USAF need to defeat Russia and China?

          Medical Imaging Tech - III - Sheridan Memorial Hospital - Sheridan, WY      Comment   Translate Page      
Performs Call for MRI or CT or US or Nuclear Medicine. ABOUT SHERIDAN MEMORIAL HOSPITAL....
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          Kim Tightens Leadership Over North Korea In Major Government Reshuffle      Comment   Translate Page      
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has further cemented his grip on power, in a big reshuffle of the country's leadership. However, he didn't signal a retreat, either from negotiations with the U.S. or a self-imposed moratorium on testing of missiles and nuclear bombs, something Pyongyang said he had been considering . Instead, Kim's remarks pointed to economic belt-tightening in an attempt to ride out economic sanctions — and perhaps the Trump administration, too – while hanging on to his country's nuclear arsenal. At a session in Pyongyang of the newly elected parliament — the result of voting last month in which all candidates ran unopposed — Kim was re-elected as Chairman of the State Affairs Commission. That means he retains, as expected, his posts as leader of the ruling party, state and military. He added an extra honorary title though, "Supreme Representative of all the Korean People," apparently for use in ceremonial and diplomatic occasions. Long-serving officials such as 91
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          Coreia do Norte diz estar aberta a terceiro encontro com EUA - Jornal do Brasil      Comment   Translate Page      
  1. Coreia do Norte diz estar aberta a terceiro encontro com EUA  Jornal do Brasil
  2. Kim Jong-un dá até o fim do ano para que EUA se tornem mais flexíveis  G1
  3. Kim Jong-un promete desenvolver poder militar e energia nuclear da Coreia do Norte  Sputnik Brasil
  4. Kim Jong Un renova liderança da Coreia do Norte e promete desafiar sanções  Folha de S.Paulo
  5. Kim Jong-un está disposto a participar de 3ª cúpula com Trump  Terra
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          4/14/2019: WORLD: Coffee not essential for survival, say Swiss      Comment   Translate Page      

Peacefully tucked away in the European Alps, Switzerland isn’t the kind of country you would associate with the end of the world. But it has 300,000 shelters designed to withstand nuclear attacks or other threats to humankind. To some people, it has...
          2019 SkS Weekly Climate Change & Global Warming News Roundup #15      Comment   Translate Page      
A chronological listing of news articles posted on the Skeptical Science Facebook Page during the past week, i.e., Sun, Apr 7 through Sat, Apr 13, 2019

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The world could transition entirely to cheap, safe renewable energy before 2050: Finnish study

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A study from the Lappeenranta University of Technology (LUT) and the Energy Watch Group (EWG) from Germany says a global transition to the exclusive use of renewable energy is possible before 2050. (iStock) 

A global transition to the exclusive use of renewable energy sources is not only possible but also cheaper and safer than reliance on fossil fuels and nuclear energy, according to a new study from the Lappeenranta University of Technology (LUT) and the Energy Watch Group (EWG) from Germany.

The study claims that the rapid development of renewable energy sources and energy storage technology will likely make it possible for the entire planet to reduce its CO2 emissions to zero even earlier than the current 2050 deadline.

The report is the first of its kind to suggest a cost-effective, all-inclusive, global roadmap to keep average global warming at 1.5 degrees Celsius. It is also the first planet-wide climate change resistance plan that suggests not using carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) techniques to mechanically remove CO2 from the atmosphere.

According to the model, in 2050 some 69 percent of the world’s energy would come from solar panels, 18 percent from wind power, 3 percent from hydropower systems and 6 percent from bioenergy.

Fossil fuels and nuclear power would not be needed at all. Cars, planes and ships would run on carbon-neutral synthetic fuels produced from hydrogen and carbon dioxide.

The world could transition entirely to cheap, safe renewable energy before 2050: Finnish study, Yle News (Finland), Apr 12, 2019 


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          Kim Jong Un: Nuclear deal should be reached by end of year      Comment   Translate Page      

(The Hill) North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has laid down an end-of-year marker for the United States to agree to terms for a nuclear deal while signaling he may agree to a third summit with President Trump. Kim said that he will wait “till the end of this year” for the U.S. to decide […]

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          Declaration of Florence: For an International Front NATO Exit      Comment   Translate Page      
Declaration of Florence: For an International Front NATO Exit The risk of a vast war which, with the use of nuclear weapons, could mean the end of Humanity, is real and growing, even though it is not noticed by the general public, which is maintained in the ignorance of this imminent danger. A strong engagement to find a way out of the war system is of vital importance. This raises the question of the affiliation of Italy and other European countries with NATO.
          Experienced Project Analyst - Naval Nuclear Laboratory - Niskayuna, NY      Comment   Translate Page      
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          Project Analyst - Naval Nuclear Laboratory - Niskayuna, NY      Comment   Translate Page      
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          Cost Engineer - Naval Nuclear Laboratory - Niskayuna, NY      Comment   Translate Page      
Experience estimating project costs for construction or Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program equipment design and procurement projects greater than $1M....
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          Experienced Electrical Engineer - Naval Nuclear Laboratory - Niskayuna, NY      Comment   Translate Page      
The Experienced Electrical Engineer is responsible for all aspects of electrical design, procurement of hardware and services, construction follow, shakedown,...
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          Experienced Safety Trainer - Naval Nuclear Laboratory - Niskayuna, NY      Comment   Translate Page      
This role performs work necessary to develop, deliver and administer safety training as specified by Articles 104 and 105 of the Naval Reactors Safety...
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          Safety Engineer - Naval Nuclear Laboratory - Niskayuna, NY      Comment   Translate Page      
Conducting surveillances and inspections of construction and general industry work to ensure site compliance with all OSHA and local safety requirements....
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          Experienced Safety Engineer - Naval Nuclear Laboratory - Niskayuna, NY      Comment   Translate Page      
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          Industrial Hygienist (CIH) - APTIM - Niskayuna, NY      Comment   Translate Page      
Working knowledge of OSHA Construction Industry standards.-Prior shipyard, DOE, or Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program experience strongly preferred....
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          Engineer of Radiological Work - APTIM - Niskayuna, NY      Comment   Translate Page      
Minimum 3 years of experience in Nuclear, Construction, Demolition or Remediation fields. No dual citizenship....
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          Field Service Representative I - ProTechnics - Core Laboratories - Rock Springs, WY      Comment   Translate Page      
Responsible for effective communication with regulatory inspectors and/or auditors of state and/or federal Departments of Health, Nuclear Regulatory agencies,...
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           Nuclear Throne za 32.30zł na Kinguin      Comment   Translate Page      
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          Vice President Bids & Strategy - SNC-Lavalin - Mississauga, ON      Comment   Translate Page      
Reporting to the Senior Vice-President, Marketing and Business Development, Nuclear, the VP of Bids and Strategy has as a primary responsibility to ensure the...
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          POSSESSED: Video en directo de “Shadowcult” y os recordamos las fechas en Barcelona y Madrid      Comment   Translate Page      
POSSESSED estrena el video de“Shadowcult”, un tema incluido en su nuevo álbum titulado, “Revelations Of Oblivion”, que publicará Nuclear Blast. “Shadowcult”  fue grabado en el Bloodstock Open Air 2017. POSSESSED estarán presentando “Revelations Of Oblivion” y todos sus clásicos en...
          GRAND MAGUS: Video visualizer de ‘A Hall Clad In Gold’      Comment   Translate Page      
“A Hall Clad In Gold”, es el nuevo tema de los suecos GRAND MAGUS. La canción pertenece a su esperado álbum, “Wolf God”, que saldrá el 19 de Abril vía Nuclear Blast. El CD fue grabado en los Sweetspot Studio...
          What is the Nuclear Fuel Cycle?      Comment   Translate Page      
Nuclear fuel, despite being a nonrenewable energy source, is said to be more efficient than fossil fuels. Uranium is a radioactive metal commonly used in the production of nuclear fuel and has the potential to produce massive amounts of energy. However, to realize this potential, uranium must first undergo the nuclear fuel cycle.  There are […]
          Mobile Gamma Cameras Market Emerging Trends and Top Key Vendors to Watch- Dilon Technologies, Digirad, Spectrum Dynamics Medical in 2017-2025      Comment   Translate Page      

Albany, NY -- (SBWIRE) -- 04/11/2019 -- The advanced version of stationary or angler cameras are mobile gamma cameras that are used for nuclear imaging. Nuclear imaging includes injecting a radio nucleotide in the body or organ that is under study and record the resulting radioactivity by scanning with a gamma camera. It is preferred due to its selectivity and better resolution as compared to non-nuclear imaging such as ultrasound and MRI. Globally the demand for gamma cameras has grown significantly, as they are highly used at the time of surgery in the healthcare sector. Moreover, various development in radio nucleotides are expected to boost the demand for stable as well as mobile gamma cameras in the near future.

The global mobile gamma cameras market is possibly classified on the basis of product type, indication type, and end user. Based on product type, the market is expected to be segmented into single, double, triple head gamma cameras, and hand held gamma cameras. Of these, single head gamma cameras may possibly lead the market due to its low cost. However, the demand for double head gamma cameras is expected to grow as it provides higher resolution, lower scanning time, and higher sensitivity. Moreover, it also results in lower exposure to radio nucleotides due to its fast scanning speed.

The report will also contain various factors and aspects that are responsible for the growth of the mobile gamma cameras market at the global level. Trends and opportunities coupled with driver and restraints will give out a complete and detailed description about the market. Moreover, the report entails a about the segmentation, regional growth, and vendors landscape among the crucial factors of the market.

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Global Mobile Gamma Cameras Market: Trends and Opportunities

Currently, SPECT is the main application of gamma cameras that is available at low cost and large set of radioisotopes. In spite of that, PET is predicted to experience high growth in terms of adoption, the higher resolution and sensitivity, the use of positron releasing radioisotope that offers more energy, special resolution, and contrast. Technological advancements in healthcare sector are acting as a growth driver for this market. One of the major technological development seen in the mobile gamma cameras market is the development of solid-state sensors that is gradually replacing the photomultiplier tube and is followed by miniaturization.

Global Mobile Gamma Cameras Market: Regional Analysis

Based on regional analysis, the global mobile gamma cameras market is divided into North America, Latin America, Asia Pacific, the Middle East and Africa, Eastern Europe, and Western Europe. Among these regions, North America is expected to lead the market during the forecast tenure. In terms of revenue, Europe and Asia Pacific are also projected to be lucrative regional markets that could help in expanding the mobile gamma cameras market in the coming years. In addition, countries like UAE, Saudi Arabia, and Kuwait are also projected to play a significant role in the market due to increasing healthcare expenditure in these countries.

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In the upcoming report on the global mobile gamma cameras market is also elaborates on the key players existing in the market. The vendor landscape of this market include Dilon Technologies, Inc., Digirad Corporation, Spectrum Dynamics Medical, Beijing Hamamatsu Photon Techniques INC., GAEDE Medizinsysteme GmbH, and various other players contributing in the market.

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          Full Enforcement of REAL ID Act Set for October 1, 2020      Comment   Translate Page      
Because some of the 9/11 terrorists used fraudulent driver’s licenses to travel, Congress passed the REAL ID Act in 2005 to comply with the 9/11 Commission’s recommendation that the federal government establish minimum standards for the issuance of forms of identification, such as state driver’s licenses. After many starts, stops, and delays, the deadline set by the government for full enforcement of the Act is October 1, 2020. By that date, individuals must have compliant IDs in order to access certain federal facilities, enter nuclear power plants, and, importantly, board any commercial aircraft – even for in-country flights. Acceptable identification would include passports, border ID cards, trusted traveler cards, permanent resident cards, and REAL ID-compliant driver’s licenses, among others. For a state driver’s license to be REAL ID-compliant, states must verify that the individual applying for the license is legally in the U.S. and…
          Top Asian News 3:46 a.m. GMT      Comment   Translate Page      

Top Asian News 3:46 a.m. GMTSEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has retained his most important leadership post as his rubber-stamp parliament made a slew of personnel changes that bolstered his diplomatic lineup amid stalemated nuclear diplomacy with the United States. Some observers say the personnel appointments could show Kim's desire to keep nuclear diplomacy alive rather than returning to a policy of ratcheting up tensions. In Washington, President Donald Trump and visiting South Korean President met Thursday and agreed on the importance of nuclear talks with North Korea. The North's Korean Central News Agency reported Friday that Kim was re-elected as chairman of the State Affairs Commission at the first session of the Supreme People's Assembly on Thursday.



          ‘Midnight In Chernobyl’ Reveals The Nuclear Disaster's Untold Story, by Stephen Phillips, Los Angeles Times      Comment   Translate Page      

In this powerful work of reportage, Chernobyl and its aftermath emerge as the Soviet Union’s last stand, containing all the pathologies and passion of that social experiment now lost to history: “hubris,” magical thinking, grotesque disregard for individual life, gaping inequity between the political class and the rest in a supposedly classless society, and sheer bloody-minded communal courage.


          Los sistemas de misiles antiaéreos S-500 rusos entran en la recta final      Comment   Translate Page      


El desarrollo de los novedosos sistemas de misiles antiaéreos rusos S-500 está a punto de completarse, declaró al diario Krasnaya Zvezda el teniente general Yuri Grejov, comandante de las tropas de la defensa antiaérea y antimisiles.

"En un futuro próximo, se espera que entre en servicio el sistema de misiles antiaéreos S-350 Vitiaz, y se aproxima al final el desarrollo del sistema de defensa antiaérea S-500 y una serie de radares prometedores", anunció el también comandante adjunto de las Fuerzas Aeroespaciales de Rusia.

El coronel retirado Víktor Baranets, analista militar del diario Komsomolskaya Pravda, confirmó en declaraciones a Sputnik que el desarrollo del sistema S-500 "entra en la recta final" y este o el próximo año Rusia lo tendrá completamente listo.

"El S-500 es un arma defensiva, no se somete a ningunas sanciones. Creo que si muestra todo su esplendor, tendrá un futuro muy bueno", señaló.

Sin embargo, según el experto, esto no significa que Rusia lo ponga de inmediato a la venta al extranjero. Actualmente, el complejo militar ruso se centra en la producción de los S-400 porque hay muchos pedidos de distintos países para estos sistemas. Y también está casi listo el Vitiaz, sistema único que combina las capacidades de los medios de misiles de corto y mediano alcance.

"Creo que, para no dañar las exportaciones de los S-400, Rusia no va a poner a la venta los S-500 en el mercado internacional durante cierto tiempo, hasta que el propio Ejército ruso esté equipado en medida necesaria con estos sistemas".

El analista destacó cuatro regiones estratégicas de Rusia que posiblemente serán las primeras en recibir los novedosos sistemas de defensa antiaérea y antimisiles:

Fronteras occidentales de Rusia, donde continúa la concentración de tropas de la OTAN, aumenta 8-10 veces la cantidad de vuelos de reconocimiento, y es posible que EEUU devuelva los misiles de alcance mediano.

Fronteras del sur de Rusia, donde Ucrania podría usar la fuerza para retomar Crimea. Los S-400 ya están en la península, necesarios para repeler posibles ataques aéreos y desde buques de la OTAN;
Frontera con Japón, donde sigue la disputa en torno a las Kuriles.

Ártico, donde la OTAN lleva a cabo ejercicios aéreos.

Occidente se empeña en desarrollar un arma similar que supere los sistemas de defensa antiaérea rusos, observa Baranets, pero sus intentos todavía no han tenido éxito.

"A pesar de un gran financiamiento, los estadounidenses todavía no han logrado que el Patriot, principal competencia del S-300, supere al sistema ruso por sus características tácticas y técnicas. Mientras tanto, Rusia sigue avanzando. Incluso la última tercera modificación del Patriot es significativamente inferior a los S-300 rusos. Y eso por no hablar del único sistema antiaéreo S-350 Vitiaz, que se ya está preparando para ser puesto en servicio. Su aparición hace este retraso aún más significativo".

"En cuanto a los sistemas antiaéreos, Rusia ha ocupado y sigue ocupando el primer puesto en el mundo. Y el mejor argumento para confirmar mis palabras es una enorme cantidad de países que hacen cola para comprar no solo los S-400, sino también los S-300".

El experto aseguró que el Vitiaz también gozará de gran demanda en el mercado internacional, en particular, entre los países árabes.

https://mundo.sputniknews.com/defensa/201904121086681024-cuando-rusia-lanzara-s-500-sistema-defensa-antiaerea/

          Iran Guard Terror Designation May Endanger U.S. Troops      Comment   Translate Page      

The White House was looking to shake things up when it designated Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps as a foreign terrorist organization. It worked, NBC News reports.

“American terrorists killed in bombing,” read a headline in Iran’s official Fars news agency, referring to an attack in Afghanistan that killed three U.S. servicemen. Iranian lawmakers dressed in military uniforms chanted "Death to America" during an open session of Parliament on Tuesday. And according to the country’s Mehr news agency, Parliament passed an emergency bill requesting that countries that arrest U.S troops should hand them over to Iran to face trial as terrorists.

Richard Nephew, a former director for Iran at the National Security Council who served as a member of the team who negotiated the 2015 Iran nuclear agreement — from which President Donald Trump has since withdrawn — said Trump's decision to designate the Guard as terrorists would most likely make American operations in the region “much more complicated.”

Trump called the designation an “unprecedented step” that “recognizes the reality that Iran is not only a state sponsor of terrorism, but that the IRGC actively participates in, finances, and promotes terrorism as a tool of statecraft.”



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          Physicists stuff ghostly 'skyrmion' with 'antiskyrmions'      Comment   Translate Page      
There are ghostly shapes hidden in magnetic fields. They're not made of stuff in the way a lightning bolt or a beam of light is. A lighting bolt carries a fairly defined group of electrons from the sky all the way to the ground. Sunshine that hits your face consists mostly of the same photons that traveled millions of miles from the sun. But magnetic fields contain things called skyrmions that are different from electrons and photons; a skyrmion is a knot of magnetic field lines looping around each other. As it drifts from one spot to the next, a skyrmion makes itself anew out of the magnetic field lines that are already there. The knot holds together because magnetic field lines resist passing through one another. So, while skyrmions are insubstantial and different from objects we're used to thinking about, they act like more tangible things. Physicists call these skyrmions "quasiparticles," and suspect they could explain phenomena as disparate as ball lightning and the nuclear...
          Civil Technologist - CAP Engineering - Whitehorse, YT      Comment   Translate Page      
Performing field nuclear density compaction testing. CAP Engineering is currently seeking Civil Technologists to join our Team in performing quality control...
From Indeed - Fri, 08 Feb 2019 23:14:33 GMT - View all Whitehorse, YT jobs
          Radiation Protection Supervisor (Term) M/F - Orano - McClean Lake, SK      Comment   Translate Page      
A 3-year degree in a field of science/engineering preferably with a nuclear sciences option. Radiation Protection Supervisor (Term) M/F....
From Orano - Mon, 01 Apr 2019 18:24:01 GMT - View all McClean Lake, SK jobs
          Postdoctoral Fellow, Global Institute for Food Security (Plant X-ray and Nuclear Imaging) - Global Institute For Food Security (GIFS) - Saskatoon, SK      Comment   Translate Page      
Postdoctoral Fellow, Global Institute for Food Security (Plant X-ray and Nuclear Imaging). The candidate will be co-located at GIFS, the CLS, and the SCCS and... $50,000 - $60,000 a year
From Global Institute For Food Security (GIFS) - Tue, 02 Apr 2019 17:04:40 GMT - View all Saskatoon, SK jobs
          Operator/Mechanic - Nordion - Laval, QC      Comment   Translate Page      
This position is deemed a Nuclear Energy Worker (NEW). A Nuclear Energy Worker (NEW) is defined by the Nuclear Safety and Control Act as a person who is...
From Nordion - Fri, 15 Mar 2019 03:42:00 GMT - View all Laval, QC jobs
          Irradiation Operator - Nordion - Laval, QC      Comment   Translate Page      
This position is deemed a Nuclear Energy Worker (NEW). A Nuclear Energy Worker (NEW) is defined by the Nuclear Safety and Control Act as a person who is...
From Nordion - Fri, 15 Mar 2019 03:42:00 GMT - View all Laval, QC jobs
          [LIVE REPORT] OOMPH! (+ Heldmaschine) à La Machine (Paris) le 20.03.19      Comment   Translate Page      
Pour la soirée à l'Allemande prévue ce soir à La Machine à Paris, on attend une ambiance fête de la bière au parfum de  rock industriel. Vétérans de la scène metal indus et précurseurs de la Neue Deutsche Härte, crossover germanique entre le metal, le rock et la techno, le trio Oomph! vient présenter ce soir son treizième album, Ritual, sorti en javier dernier via Nuclear Blast, et fêter trente ans de succès. La tâche d'ouvrir la soirée revient ...
          Security Officer - Upscale - G4S - Sinclair, WY      Comment   Translate Page      
G4S is a security provider for the United States government, fortune 500 companies, nuclear power plants, oil and gas companies, airport, ports, banks,... $15.50 an hour
From G4S - Fri, 12 Apr 2019 05:01:25 GMT - View all Sinclair, WY jobs
          Operations Instructor/Sr Operations Instructor Quad Cities Nuclear Station, IL - Exelon - Cordova, IL      Comment   Translate Page      
Demonstrates mastery of skills and extensive subject matter knowledge in carrying out assignments associated with the analysis, design, development,...
From Exelon - Fri, 18 Jan 2019 18:07:03 GMT - View all Cordova, IL jobs
          2CR and 173rd train joint CBRN tactics at Grafenwoehr      Comment   Translate Page      
For the first time in history, the chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear reconnaissance platoons of the 2d Cavalry Regiment and 173rd Airborne Brigade came together to conduct joint training at the 7th Army Training Command's Grafenwoehr Training Area, Grafenwoehr, Germany, Feb. 25 - 28, 2019. The training sparked a new addition to platoon tactics as the mounted 2CR CBRN Stryker platoon effectively displayed its capability of providing security in a contaminated environment for dismounted 173rd CBRN platoon operations.
          Vice President Bids & Strategy - SNC-Lavalin - Mississauga, ON      Comment   Translate Page      
Reporting to the Senior Vice-President, Marketing and Business Development, Nuclear, the VP of Bids and Strategy has as a primary responsibility to ensure the...
From SNC-Lavalin - Fri, 25 Jan 2019 21:21:49 GMT - View all Mississauga, ON jobs
          Illinois House passes bill calling for teaching work ethics in schools      Comment   Translate Page      
SPRINGFIELD – Public school students in Illinois might have to start learning about work ethics as early as the sixth grade under a bill that passed the state House on Friday.

Rep. Camille Lilly, a Chicago Democrat, sponsored the bill, which says that beginning in grade 6, “students should be introduced to the importance of developing and applying a work ethic in a variety of contexts.” That includes such concepts as professionalism, trustworthiness, integrity, initiative and respecting authority and arriving on time, according to the bill.

A number of Republicans opposed the bill, arguing that it would be an unfunded mandate on schools and teachers, and that most teachers were already providing that kind of instruction.

The legislation, House Bill 2263, passed by a vote of 69- 39. It now moves to the Senate.

Here’s a look at other bills that passed the House late this week:

HB 3462: Allows school districts to offer courses on hunting safety, based on possible guidelines developed by the State Board of Education. Vote: 114-0

HB 2847: States that employers cannot retaliate against an employee for requesting leave to donate blood, organs, or bone marrow. Vote: 114-0

HB 3302: Updates the state’s law to allow two years for someone to file complaints concerning delays and denials of special education services. Timeline contingent on the creation of the State Board of Education’s “student-specific corrective action plan.” Vote: 114-0

HB 2121: Removes the lifetime ban on becoming a school bus driver for those convicted of a cannabis misdemeanor in the past 20 years. Vote: 108-0

HB 2259: Requires the Department of Heathcare and Family Services to create a list of preferred medical drugs in collaboration with the state’s Medicaid managed care organizations. Vote: 112-0

HB 2: Creates a list of 21 rights for women in pregnancy and childbirth, for which the Department of Public Health must create rules to protect. Aimed at addressing disparate rates of infant and mother mortality and health care for minorities. Vote: 67-35

HB 190: Requires school districts to connect “at-risk” students with academic support programs, and to notify parents of such support programs, both within the school and the community. Vote: 91-22

HB 2540: Allows for the creation and regulation of blockchain companies in Illinois. Also tasks the state with producing a blockchain study and report, both for the regulation of it and for how it relates to the banking sector. Vote: 113-0

HB 2766: Requires one mental health specialist for every 1,000 people employed by sheriff offices, police departments, and firefighter stations. Creates the First Responders Suicide Prevention Act. Vote: 113-0

HB 1690: Defines rules for when a court may expunge or seal someone’s record for a DUI. Provides five conditions under which it could happen, among them a first offense causing no death or injury to others. Vote: 69-36

HB 331: Paves the way for more cameras to be placed along Cook County expressways. Allows use of images for investigations and roadway hazards, but not for the enforcement of petty offenses. Money for the cameras to come out of the Road Fund. Vote: 109-0

HB 3503: Requires insurers to offer coverage of hearing instruments for people 65 or over. Vote: 111-0

HB 3424: Creates the Veterans’ Disability Compensation Task Force to improve the rate that veterans’ disability claims are approved by the federal government, and to align Illinois’ veterans compensation with those of other states. Vote: 114-0

HB 471: Says the state’s Department of Insurance must approve the rates of individual and small group accident and health policies written in compliance with the Affordable Care Act. If the rate increases are found to be “unreasonable,” they will be disapproved. Vote: 73-41

HB 1613: Requires the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority provide a report every three years based on traffic stop data in the state. Estimated cost of $504,000 over next three years for a consultant to assist the study. The Illinois Department of Transportation will no longer be the office to contract out the study and data analysis, as it has in the past. Vote: 75-30

HB 2165: In order to get a high school diploma, at least one year of a student’s required three years of mathematics must be Algebra I, and one year must include geometry content. Vote: 115-0

HB 359: Allows college and university Boards of Trustees to sell surplus real estate, and use the proceeds for deferred maintenance and emergency repairs. Vote: 114-0

HB 124: Requires police officers must be at least 21 years old, or 20 if they have completed a certain number of college credit hours. Vote: 115-0

HB 2625: Says the General Assembly must redraw the subcircuit boundaries of the circuit court of Cook County after the 2020 census. Vote: 98-12, 3 present

HB 907: Requires the Department of Public Health create an online database for mental health resources geared toward school counselors, parents, teachers, school social workers, and school support personnel. Specifically in regard to school shootings and bullying. Vote: 114-0

HB 254: Requires school boards to report number of actively employed teachers, pupil-teacher ratios, class instructors, and class sections to the State Board of Education, which will then post a publicly-available report on that information in 2021. School boards must annually give information to SBOE thereafter for continuing reports. Vote: 84-30

HB 840: Requires the Illinois Commerce Commission create a biannual report, beginning in April 2020, concerning the decommissioning of nuclear power plants in the state. Vote: 73-40

HB 1587: Allows that when a court is imposing sentences for offenses that require mandatory minimum imprisonments, it may instead sentence an offender to probation, conditional discharge, or a lesser term of imprisonment on three conditions: if the offense involves the use or possession of drugs, retail theft, or driving on a revoked license due to unpaid financial obligations; if the defendant does not pose a risk to public safety; and if the “interest of justice” requires the alternative sentences. Vote: 61-48

HB 938: Allows non-home rule municipalities to use the proceeds of the non-home rule municipal retailers’ occupation tax for municipal operations, expenditures on public infrastructure, or property tax relief. Vote: 98-13

HB 2562: Creates a Public Defender Quality Defense Task Force to study public defenders’ caseloads and quality of legal services throughout the state. Vote: 111-2

HB 94: Allows inmates who were sentenced before June 19, 1998, to receive sentence credits on the completion of programs determined by the Illinois Department of Corrections. Vote: 61-47

HB 2244: Says those on parole or mandatory supervised release may not frequent “places where controlled substances are illegally sold, used, distributed, or administered.” Adds they may not knowingly associate with other persons on parole or mandatory supervised released without permission of the parole agent. Lastly, adds they may not knowingly associate with organized gang members. Vote: 62-51

HB 1115: Defines rules for the electronic monitoring of sex offenders on parole or mandatory supervised release. Vote: 62-49

HB 465: Provides various rules on the disclosure and listing of “maximum allowable costs” of prescription drugs in contracts between health insurers and pharmacy benefit managers. Vote: 113-0

HB 122: Creates the Office of the Ombudsman for Behavioral Health Access to Care within the Department of Human Services to help Illinoisans access behavioral health care, including for mental health conditions and substance use disorders. The new office would be subject to appropriated funds from the General Assembly. Vote: 79-33

HB 1440: Tasks the Illinois State Police with creating a sexual assault evidence tracking system based on the recommendations made by the Sexual Assault Evidence Tracking and Reporting Commission in its June 26, 2018 report. Vote: 112-0

HB 2247: Subject to funds from the General Assembly, the Department of Human Services’ Division of Mental Health should develop and implement a slew of community-based pilot programs for counseling and mental health services to underserved communities. Includes social media campaigns. Vote: 113-0

HB 3606: Adds rules for the publishing of online information about K-12 students. Creates the Student Data Protection Oversight Committee, which must give recommendations on legislation and policy revisions. Adds parental consent to publishing some types of student data in directories, for example. Vote: 71-40, 2 present

HB 2028: Says the Illinois Department of State Police shall pay or reimburse up to $20,000 (an increase from the current level of $10,000) for the burial expenses of state officers killed on duty. Provides an identical monetary change for the burial benefit paid to the surviving spouse or estate of an officer or fireman killed on duty. Vote: 112-0

HB 3390: Requires dog and cat boarding kennels to have at least one fire alarm system or fire sprinkler system in every building that houses animals, if the kennel is not staffed at all times. Vote: 95-16

HB 2670: Reduces the restrictions on opening a business for those with past criminal offenses. Defines terms and provides flexibility to various state departments, including the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, in reviewing the circumstances around past offenses. Vote: 69-42


          Security Officer - Upscale - G4S - Sinclair, WY      Comment   Translate Page      
G4S is a security provider for the United States government, fortune 500 companies, nuclear power plants, oil and gas companies, airport, ports, banks,... $15.50 an hour
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          North Korea open to fresh talks but only if the US has the 'right attitude'      Comment   Translate Page      

Kim Jong-un and Donald Trump may talk about their "excellent#source%3Dgooglier%2Ecom#https%3A%2F%2Fgooglier%2Ecom%2Fpage%2F2019_04_14%2F310967" relationship, but the North Korean leader warns "hostile policies" will not work in trying to get his country to abandon its nuclear weapons program.


          School or terror training camp? The madrasa that brought the world closer to nuclear war      Comment   Translate Page      

In the mountains of north-east Pakistan sits a humble religious school for boys. But did it push the country perilously close to war with a nuclear enemy next door?


          Los “pequeños” acercamientos entre Corea del Norte y EE.UU. - El Colombiano      Comment   Translate Page      
  1. Los “pequeños” acercamientos entre Corea del Norte y EE.UU.  El Colombiano
  2. Kim Jong-un, dispuesto a reunirse (nuevamente) con Donald Trump  ElEspectador.com
  3. Kim dice que EE. UU. debe detener la ‘forma actual de cálculo’ para continuar conversaciones nucleares  CNN
  4. Kim Jong-un está dispuesto a reunirse una vez más con Donald Trump  El Nacional.com
  5. Kim Jong-un afirmó que está dispuesto a volver a reunirse con Donald Trump y el estadounidense dijo que la rel  Infobae America
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          Comparativa nuclear      Comment   Translate Page      


          American nuclear testing in outer space - 1962      Comment   Translate Page      
1962 - the United States began the first nuclear tests in outer space, in order to see what nuclear explosions in space would do. The long term effect of detonating nuclear warheads in space was an increase in the Van Allen radiation belts surrounding the earth, and the creation of a belt of MeV electrons. As an immediate effect, three satellites in low Earth orbit were disabled. These included TRAAC and Transit 4B. At the time it was not known that solar and cosmic particle fluxes varied by a factor 10, and energies could exceed 1 MeV. In the months that followed these man-made radiation belts eventually caused six or more satellites to fail, as radiation damaged their solar arrays or electronics, including the first commercial relay communication satellite, Telstar, as well as the United Kingdom's first satellite, Ariel 1. In total, the United States detonated 11 nuclear warheads in space during 1962 - with a pause after one of them exploded on the launch pad, covering Johnson Island in radioactive materials. Below is one of the five US nuclear tests in outer space, filmed from earth in 1962. {{embed|t=sVTK3_1555203598}}
          Press Releases: Remarks With Peruvian Foreign Minister Nestor Popolizio      Comment   Translate Page      
Remarks
Michael R. Pompeo
Secretary of State
Palacio de Gobierno
Lima, Peru
April 13, 2019


MODERATOR: (Via translation) Ladies and gentlemen, good afternoon. With the presence of the Secretary of State of the United States of America, Mr. Michael Pompeo, and the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Peru, Ambassador Nestor Popolizio Bardales, we will begin with a statement to the media. Next, remarks by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Peru, Ambassador Nestor Popolizio.

FOREIGN MINISTER POPOLIZIO: (Via translation) Good afternoon, Mr. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, friends of the press, and distinguished delegation. We just finished an extremely fruitful and cordial work meeting with my President Mr. Martin Vizcarra. And it was preceded by a meeting in the Peruvian Foreign Ministry to discuss topics of the bilateral relationship. The President of the Republic Martin Vizcarra as well as the Secretary of State Pompeo highlighted the good level of bilateral relations. Firstly, we are countries that have a positive agenda and we have innumerable coincidences and really there are indications that [inaudible] we can continue cooperating. Mention was made of the very important significance that the Free Trade Agreement has had and now, in February, with ten years in force and how this has spurred an important increase of trade between the two countries.

(Via interpreter) Peru, after 10 years since this free trade agreement entered into force, exports 50 percent more to the United States where nontraditional exports are the most important. The United States is our first destination for these types of products, and it is our second trade partner worldwide. It is an important investment partner in Peru, and it is a permanent ally in all areas of cooperation that we get from the United States on a number of issues.

Within this context, the Secretary of State complimented President Martin Vizcarra for his leadership in the fight against corruption, and this fight against corruption is obviously not only a fight that Peru is waging alone. He mentioned the output of the eighth Summit of the Americas held in Lima last year as well as the Lima commitment, where the United States and Peru are allies to combat corruption at all levels, particularly internationally.

Also we talked about the fight against drug trafficking. This is of the utmost importance and a priority for the Government of Peru, and we have agreed that the cooperation of the United States is very important for this fight to be more efficient in a context in which we can provide comprehensive and overarching approach the Government of Peru is implementing to develop alternative development interdiction as well as eradication of coca plantations. This comprehensive approach is accompanied by shared responsibilities that some countries have in fighting against drug trafficking.

In addition to that, President Martin Vizcarra gave information on the actions Peru has taken against illegal mining, particularly in the area of La Pampa in the region of Madre de Dios. this is a task that Peru has undertaken to reaffirm the principle of authority and for us to implement development projects in this area that we are recovering. We count with the cooperation of the United States in this effort.

We also discussed a topic that is of the utmost importance for our two countries and for the region as well, the defense of democracy in the region. This means all the areas in which we agree upon to support the people of Venezuela in recovering their democracy. And recovering democracy means supporting fully the president in charge of Venezuela, Juan Guaido, so that he can consolidate his position as a transition government and so that free, fair, and democratic elections can be held in Venezuela. This obviously means that the illegitimate government of the dictator Nicolas Maduro has to exit. This we are working with the other countries of the Lima Group to further all international pressure to isolate the illegitimate government of Maduro and that we can soon see a change in Venezuela to support the Venezuelan people.

And within this context we are trying to help better the peoples of Venezuela through humanitarian aid so that it will help them in overcoming the huge difficulties they have experienced recently that have been implemented by this illegitimate government of dictator Maduro which creates a political, social, and humanitarian crisis that has become even more serious because of the blackouts and lack of water in certain parts of the country. So here we too are allies in the region to defend democracy, human rights, because in Venezuela human rights are constantly being violated, as well as the freedoms. So we’re going to continue working under the scope of the Lima Group as well as with other countries to continue to isolate the illegitimate government of dictator Nicolas Maduro.

Once again, I would like to thank the Secretary of State Mike Pompeo for his visit to Peru and highlight the great level of relationships at bilateral level and the huge area in which we continue to build our relationships in trade, cooperation, and investment.

Thank you very much, Mike. Welcome to Peru.

MODERATOR: (Via interpreter) Next we are going to hear the remarks by the Secretary of State of the United States of America, Mr. Michael Pompeo.

SECRETARY POMPEO: Buenos tardes. It is terrific to be here in Lima’s historic city center, a stone’s throw from the house where Ricardo Palma, the great historian and short story writer, was born. It is a beautiful place. It is an honor for me to be here.

Thank you to the Peruvian people for hosting me. This is the first time I’ve had the chance to come here as Secretary of State. Sorry that it took me so long to get here.

Now, today I had the privilege to meet with President Vizcarra as well as my foreign minister counterpart, Popolizio, to talk about the areas of cooperation between our two countries, and they are many. We had a very warm, productive discussion, and I know that we will continue to do so.

We, of course, covered the topic of Venezuela. Peru has felt firsthand the effects of the disastrous Nicolas Maduro and the pain that he has brought to the Venezuelan people. Peru has shown enormous leadership in responding to this challenge. They – the people of Peru – generously host almost three quarters of a million refugees from Venezuela. Now, they fled their home country to escape the breakdown of health services, the limited water supply, the bare bread shelves, rolling blackouts, and hyperinflation – part of the reason that the United States has provided more than $30 million in humanitarian aid to Peru, complementing your government’s efforts to provide protection to these Venezuelans. The United States commends Peru for its generosity, and we want to ensure that all – we want to ensure all Peruvians that you are not shouldering this burden alone. The international community – including, of course, the United States – stands with you.

I would also like to thank my Peruvian counterparts for their work in the Lima Group and at the UN Security Council to support Juan Guaido as the leader of the interim government during this very difficult time of transition. The United States is pleased to support this week Peru’s hosting of the health ministerial this month that will focus on improving healthcare coordination among nations that are hosting large numbers of displaced Venezuelans.

Despite the gravity of the situation in Venezuela, it did not monopolize our discussions. We talked about many things. We talked, for example, about how Peru has been fighting public corruption as one of its top priorities. We saw this commitment last year during the Summit of the Americas and the signing of the Lima commitment.

Too often, we see China’s predatory lending and debt diplomacy reverse positive advances in this area. Our shared goal, our shared goal to be to resist Chinese overtures and promote transparency.

President Vizcarra deserves high praise for creating a government entity exclusively focused on safeguarding public integrity. The Peruvian Government also now requires that high-level officials report conflicts of interest. These are steps in exactly the right direction.

On a separate front, Peru has also been relentless in the fight against the production and distribution of narcotics. Last year, the Peruvian National Police and Military eradicated more than 25,000 hectares of illicit coca crops, surpassing their annual goal, seized more than 55 metric tons of illicit substances, and destroyed more than 350 drug laboratories. The United States applauds these steps by Peruvian authorities and encourages Peru to go even further.

Finally, when it comes to trade, the United States and Peru continue to reach even greater heights. As the foreign minister said, this year marks the 10th anniversary of our bilateral trade partnership agreement – trade promotion agreement, which eliminated tariffs that were hindering each of our respective economies. Since the agreement came into effect in 2009, trade between the United States and Peru has virtually doubled. In the days ahead, we look forward to spurring additional private investment under our America Crece Initiative.

In closing, I want to thank the Peruvian Government and the people of Peru for their fine hospitality. I can’t wait to see what else is in store for our great nation in these areas and more as we move forward together. Thank you.

MODERATOR: (Via interpreter) Next, there are two media that will ask questions to the Secretary of State and the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Peru. The first question will be asked by Mr. Carlos Alfredo Viguria Chavez from Newspaper 21.

QUESTION: (Via interpreter) Good afternoon, Mr. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. My question is more addressed on the current status of the extradition process of former President Alejandro Toledo. Where does it stand? And this process has been in place for several years now in your country, and has this been discussed in your meeting with President Vizcarra, considering that last year the fight against corruption was addressed in the Summit of the Americas? Thank you very much.

SECRETARY POMPEO: I appreciate the question. When it comes to judicial processes in our country, I can’t say much. We’ve discussed this. We know the priority your country places on this.

MODERATOR: (Via interpreter) The second question, John Hudson from The Washington Post.

QUESTION: Thanks very much, gentlemen.

For Foreign Minister Popolizio, what if this Western campaign that is joined by many allies around the world of economic sanctions against Maduro begins exacerbating the humanitarian crisis and creating more refugees in Peru? Will your country consider changing strategies and other diplomatic tactics, potentially engaging with Maduro, or are you set in the policy and confident of the way forward?

And Secretary Pompeo, as you just stated, Peru has carried the burden of hundreds of thousands of refugees from Venezuela, and so have other countries on your visit. At the same time, President Trump has been urging countries to block migrants from crossing borders and even suggested dropping illegal migrants in the districts of domestic political opponents. What’s your message about how countries should be treating refugees and migrants in Latin America? Should they follow President Trump’s lead?

And just lastly, following the summit in Hanoi, you and Ambassador Bolton were specifically called out in a colorful statement by the North Korean diplomat, saying you created hostility in the summit. If there is a third summit, do you expect to change tactics or demeanor in any way? Thank you.

FOREIGN MINISTER POPOLIZIO: (Via interpreter) Thank you very much for the first question you have addressed. I have to emphasize that Peru, under the Lima Group as well as the OAS and the Security Council, has made a number of activities that focus on supplementing the measures that the United States and other countries of the European Union have already taken in economic terms, financial terms, in order to isolate the illegitimate government of Maduro.

That framework that we have in place will continue to be deepened. On Monday, we have a meeting in Santiago, Chile of the Lima Group. We are going to highlight the importance of working more intensively within the OAS. You have seen a key change in the OAS. Today, the OAS has a representative of Juan Guaido sitting in the desk of Venezuela. This is a significant change. We’re going to continue working so that we continue to press the regime, not only the Maduro regime but also the military group that is supporting him, so that we may continue with this international pressure together with the domestic pressure of the Venezuelan people that’s out on the street so that we can help them to recover democracy as soon as possible.

As for the second part of your question, this is related to the exodus of a magnitude that has never been seen before in Latin America. Since 2015, over 3 million – 3.5 million – Venezuelans have left to different countries, other countries. In the case of South America, there are two countries that have received the most of them are Colombia and Peru. In the case of Peru, we have received about 750,000 Venezuelans that have arrived to our country and all in all have a strong impact in the labor market, in the health system, in the education system, that has made us take a number of initiatives not only within the Andean community but also within the region and at a multilateral level so that all the countries know that this is an issue that is not regional exclusively but world, and all of us have to come together so that the host countries of Venezuelan migrants may have greater cooperation so that they can properly serve this migration that has never been seen before. We’re going to continue working with these subjects within the OAS, the Group of Lima, and the Security Council of the United Nations.

SECRETARY POMPEO: So I want to echo what the foreign minister just said. Your question showed an incredible lack of understanding to have suggested that somehow the policies that Peru has taken or that the Lima Group has taken or that the United States has taken have driven these refugees. You shouldn’t ask questions like that. The responsibility for these refugees lies squarely with Nicolas Maduro, not any policies that any democratic nation has taken with our deep intent to make lives better for the Venezuelan people. A hundred percent of the refugee challenge that is faced by Peru and Colombia is the direct result of the Russians, the Cubans, and Nicolas Maduro.

Second, you asked about how the American policy with respect to immigration is consistent. We in each case have exactly the same objective. Our objective is to allow people to stay in their home countries. This is President Trump’s desire. We want to create conditions in these countries where they can stay in their own country and they don’t have the need to migrate somewhere else from Venezuela.

It is our deep hope that we can achieve our objectives quickly, timely, so that these individuals will return to their home countries. It’s what they want. I think it’s what the people of Peru and Colombia and the other countries that are graciously, generously hosting and educating these people today. We want to create the conditions in every country so this migration, these refugees, don’t need to travel to these places.

And with respect to North Korea, we made real progress in Hanoi. I am confident that the leadership in America will continue to make progress to solve this challenge of the nuclear threat that is posed to the world. There remain in place today the world’s strongest sanctions, UN Security Council resolutions which make clear the objective: the denuclearization of North Korea. I am very confident we’ll continue to move down the path of achieving that outcome.

So thank you very much for your questions.

MODERATOR: (Via interpreter.) Ladies and gentlemen, the press conference has come to an end. We would like to thank the media for being here today. Thank you very much.


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          Illinois House passes bill calling for teaching work ethics in schools      Comment   Translate Page      
SPRINGFIELD – Public school students in Illinois might have to start learning about work ethics as early as the sixth grade under a bill that passed the state House on Friday.

Rep. Camille Lilly, a Chicago Democrat, sponsored the bill, which says that beginning in grade 6, “students should be introduced to the importance of developing and applying a work ethic in a variety of contexts.” That includes such concepts as professionalism, trustworthiness, integrity, initiative and respecting authority and arriving on time, according to the bill.

A number of Republicans opposed the bill, arguing that it would be an unfunded mandate on schools and teachers, and that most teachers were already providing that kind of instruction.

The legislation, House Bill 2263, passed by a vote of 69- 39. It now moves to the Senate.

Here’s a look at other bills that passed the House late this week:

HB 3462: Allows school districts to offer courses on hunting safety, based on possible guidelines developed by the State Board of Education. Vote: 114-0

HB 2847: States that employers cannot retaliate against an employee for requesting leave to donate blood, organs, or bone marrow. Vote: 114-0

HB 3302: Updates the state’s law to allow two years for someone to file complaints concerning delays and denials of special education services. Timeline contingent on the creation of the State Board of Education’s “student-specific corrective action plan.” Vote: 114-0

HB 2121: Removes the lifetime ban on becoming a school bus driver for those convicted of a cannabis misdemeanor in the past 20 years. Vote: 108-0

HB 2259: Requires the Department of Heathcare and Family Services to create a list of preferred medical drugs in collaboration with the state’s Medicaid managed care organizations. Vote: 112-0

HB 2: Creates a list of 21 rights for women in pregnancy and childbirth, for which the Department of Public Health must create rules to protect. Aimed at addressing disparate rates of infant and mother mortality and health care for minorities. Vote: 67-35

HB 190: Requires school districts to connect “at-risk” students with academic support programs, and to notify parents of such support programs, both within the school and the community. Vote: 91-22

HB 2540: Allows for the creation and regulation of blockchain companies in Illinois. Also tasks the state with producing a blockchain study and report, both for the regulation of it and for how it relates to the banking sector. Vote: 113-0

HB 2766: Requires one mental health specialist for every 1,000 people employed by sheriff offices, police departments, and firefighter stations. Creates the First Responders Suicide Prevention Act. Vote: 113-0

HB 1690: Defines rules for when a court may expunge or seal someone’s record for a DUI. Provides five conditions under which it could happen, among them a first offense causing no death or injury to others. Vote: 69-36

HB 331: Paves the way for more cameras to be placed along Cook County expressways. Allows use of images for investigations and roadway hazards, but not for the enforcement of petty offenses. Money for the cameras to come out of the Road Fund. Vote: 109-0

HB 3503: Requires insurers to offer coverage of hearing instruments for people 65 or over. Vote: 111-0

HB 3424: Creates the Veterans’ Disability Compensation Task Force to improve the rate that veterans’ disability claims are approved by the federal government, and to align Illinois’ veterans compensation with those of other states. Vote: 114-0

HB 471: Says the state’s Department of Insurance must approve the rates of individual and small group accident and health policies written in compliance with the Affordable Care Act. If the rate increases are found to be “unreasonable,” they will be disapproved. Vote: 73-41

HB 1613: Requires the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority provide a report every three years based on traffic stop data in the state. Estimated cost of $504,000 over next three years for a consultant to assist the study. The Illinois Department of Transportation will no longer be the office to contract out the study and data analysis, as it has in the past. Vote: 75-30

HB 2165: In order to get a high school diploma, at least one year of a student’s required three years of mathematics must be Algebra I, and one year must include geometry content. Vote: 115-0

HB 359: Allows college and university Boards of Trustees to sell surplus real estate, and use the proceeds for deferred maintenance and emergency repairs. Vote: 114-0

HB 124: Requires police officers must be at least 21 years old, or 20 if they have completed a certain number of college credit hours. Vote: 115-0

HB 2625: Says the General Assembly must redraw the subcircuit boundaries of the circuit court of Cook County after the 2020 census. Vote: 98-12, 3 present

HB 907: Requires the Department of Public Health create an online database for mental health resources geared toward school counselors, parents, teachers, school social workers, and school support personnel. Specifically in regard to school shootings and bullying. Vote: 114-0

HB 254: Requires school boards to report number of actively employed teachers, pupil-teacher ratios, class instructors, and class sections to the State Board of Education, which will then post a publicly-available report on that information in 2021. School boards must annually give information to SBOE thereafter for continuing reports. Vote: 84-30

HB 840: Requires the Illinois Commerce Commission create a biannual report, beginning in April 2020, concerning the decommissioning of nuclear power plants in the state. Vote: 73-40

HB 1587: Allows that when a court is imposing sentences for offenses that require mandatory minimum imprisonments, it may instead sentence an offender to probation, conditional discharge, or a lesser term of imprisonment on three conditions: if the offense involves the use or possession of drugs, retail theft, or driving on a revoked license due to unpaid financial obligations; if the defendant does not pose a risk to public safety; and if the “interest of justice” requires the alternative sentences. Vote: 61-48

HB 938: Allows non-home rule municipalities to use the proceeds of the non-home rule municipal retailers’ occupation tax for municipal operations, expenditures on public infrastructure, or property tax relief. Vote: 98-13

HB 2562: Creates a Public Defender Quality Defense Task Force to study public defenders’ caseloads and quality of legal services throughout the state. Vote: 111-2

HB 94: Allows inmates who were sentenced before June 19, 1998, to receive sentence credits on the completion of programs determined by the Illinois Department of Corrections. Vote: 61-47

HB 2244: Says those on parole or mandatory supervised release may not frequent “places where controlled substances are illegally sold, used, distributed, or administered.” Adds they may not knowingly associate with other persons on parole or mandatory supervised released without permission of the parole agent. Lastly, adds they may not knowingly associate with organized gang members. Vote: 62-51

HB 1115: Defines rules for the electronic monitoring of sex offenders on parole or mandatory supervised release. Vote: 62-49

HB 465: Provides various rules on the disclosure and listing of “maximum allowable costs” of prescription drugs in contracts between health insurers and pharmacy benefit managers. Vote: 113-0

HB 122: Creates the Office of the Ombudsman for Behavioral Health Access to Care within the Department of Human Services to help Illinoisans access behavioral health care, including for mental health conditions and substance use disorders. The new office would be subject to appropriated funds from the General Assembly. Vote: 79-33

HB 1440: Tasks the Illinois State Police with creating a sexual assault evidence tracking system based on the recommendations made by the Sexual Assault Evidence Tracking and Reporting Commission in its June 26, 2018 report. Vote: 112-0

HB 2247: Subject to funds from the General Assembly, the Department of Human Services’ Division of Mental Health should develop and implement a slew of community-based pilot programs for counseling and mental health services to underserved communities. Includes social media campaigns. Vote: 113-0

HB 3606: Adds rules for the publishing of online information about K-12 students. Creates the Student Data Protection Oversight Committee, which must give recommendations on legislation and policy revisions. Adds parental consent to publishing some types of student data in directories, for example. Vote: 71-40, 2 present

HB 2028: Says the Illinois Department of State Police shall pay or reimburse up to $20,000 (an increase from the current level of $10,000) for the burial expenses of state officers killed on duty. Provides an identical monetary change for the burial benefit paid to the surviving spouse or estate of an officer or fireman killed on duty. Vote: 112-0

HB 3390: Requires dog and cat boarding kennels to have at least one fire alarm system or fire sprinkler system in every building that houses animals, if the kennel is not staffed at all times. Vote: 95-16

HB 2670: Reduces the restrictions on opening a business for those with past criminal offenses. Defines terms and provides flexibility to various state departments, including the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, in reviewing the circumstances around past offenses. Vote: 69-42


          Kim’s Idea For A Third Summit With Trump Is Just Garbage      Comment   Translate Page      
Apologies for the rather caustic title, but the latest release from Pyongyang regarding a possible third summit between Kim Jong-un and President Trump is completely unserious and shows that any American hopes for actual denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula are wholly unrealistic. The “offer” of another summit came during a speech Kim gave to Parliament. While the possibility of further progress is a worthy goal, North Korea’s diminutive dictator is already putting conditions on his potential participation and they clearly add up to what many of us suspected all along. Kim wants major sanctions relief and resources for his...
          Process Safety Engineer - Sinclair Wyoming Refining Company - Sinclair, WY      Comment   Translate Page      
A Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or relevant technical degree preferred, with 5 years experience in petroleum refining, chemical manufacturing, nuclear, or...
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          North Korean leader open to third Trump summit: KCNA       Comment   Translate Page      

US President Donald Trump on Saturday backed a possible third summit with North Korea, after Kim Jong Un said he would be willing to meet his American counterpart if Washington comes to the table with the “right attitude”.

Kim said he would wait until the end of the year “for the US to make a courageous decision” to change its approach and smooth the path to another meeting, state media reported, after his most recent summit with Trump in Vietnam broke down without agreement.

Trump welcomed further talks between the pair, pointing to their “excellent relationship”.

Read: Trump floats idea of third North Korea summit

“I agree with Kim Jong Un of North Korea that our personal relationship remains very good, perhaps the term excellent would be even more accurate, and that a third Summit would be good in that we fully understand where we each stand,” he said on Twitter.

Washington has blamed the February deadlock on the North's demands for sanctions relief in return for limited nuclear disarmament, but Pyongyang said it had wanted only some of the measures eased.

And Trump has hinted that the punitive measures could eventually come to an end.

“North Korea has tremendous potential for extraordinary growth, economic success and riches under the leadership of Chairman Kim,” the American president said.

“I look forward to the day, which could be soon, when Nuclear Weapons and Sanctions can be removed, and then watching North Korea become one of the most successful nations of the World!” In a speech to Pyongyang's rubber-stamp parliament on Friday, Kim said the Hanoi meeting had made him question whether Washington is “genuinely interested” in improving its relations with Pyongyang.

“We are willing to give another try if the US offers to have a third summit with the right attitude and mutually acceptable terms,” he said, according to a report by North Korean state media outlet KCNA.

Kim added that his personal relationship with Trump remained strong, and they could “write letters to each other” whenever they wanted.

“We will wait with patience until the end of the year for the US to make a courageous decision,” Kim said.

Renewed sign of tension

Pyongyang has been careful not to criticise Trump personally, while attacking sanctions on North Korea as an attempt to “destroy modern civilisation and turn the society back in a medieval dark age”.

However, in a renewed sign of tension on the Korean peninsula, KCNA published a strongly-worded criticism of the South's deployment of the first two F-35A advanced stealth fighters.

They are part of an eventual fleet of 40 of the US jets Seoul plans by 2021.

The state news agency called the arrival of the warplanes a “serious provocation” and a setback to hopes of peace.

“The situation is a clear reminder of the South Korean authorities' diehard intent on military stand-off despite their outwardly hand-shake for reconciliation,” KCNA said. “The South Korean authorities should be aware of catastrophic consequences their thoughtless acts will bring, and exercise discretion.”

Trump and Kim held their first landmark summit in Singapore last June, where the pair signed a vaguely-worded agreement on the “denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula.”

But the failure to reach agreement at their second summit in Hanoi has raised questions over the future of the accord.

On Thursday, at the start of a meeting with his South Korean counterpart Moon Jae-in at the Oval Office, Trump said he was mulling a third summit with Kim -- a move supported by Seoul.

Moon brokered the US-North Korea talks and has been pushing for the resumption of inter-Korean economic projects, but doing so would fall foul of international sanctions imposed on Pyongyang.

“Our government will do what we can in order to maintain the current momentum for dialogue,” Moon's office said in a statement.

The day before, Kim accused Seoul of acting as an “overstepping mediator” and said the South should “speak up” for Pyongyang's interests.

On Friday, KCNA reported Kim was re-elected as chairman of the State Affairs Commission, the North's most important decision-making body, to cheers and loud applause from the delegates.


          Radiation Protection Supervisor (Term) M/F - Orano - McClean Lake, SK      Comment   Translate Page      
A 3-year degree in a field of science/engineering preferably with a nuclear sciences option. O Developing and delivering training programs to all workers as...
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          Experienced Project Analyst - Naval Nuclear Laboratory - Niskayuna, NY      Comment   Translate Page      
The PA will provide support for large construction projects following DOE standards which will require written documentation at various phases of the project...
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          Project Analyst - Naval Nuclear Laboratory - Niskayuna, NY      Comment   Translate Page      
The PA will provide support for large construction projects following DOE standards which will require written documentation at various phases of the project...
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          Cost Engineer - Naval Nuclear Laboratory - Niskayuna, NY      Comment   Translate Page      
Experience estimating project costs for construction or Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program equipment design and procurement projects greater than $1M....
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          Experienced Electrical Engineer - Naval Nuclear Laboratory - Niskayuna, NY      Comment   Translate Page      
The Experienced Electrical Engineer is responsible for all aspects of electrical design, procurement of hardware and services, construction follow, shakedown,...
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          Experienced Safety Trainer - Naval Nuclear Laboratory - Niskayuna, NY      Comment   Translate Page      
This role performs work necessary to develop, deliver and administer safety training as specified by Articles 104 and 105 of the Naval Reactors Safety...
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          Safety Engineer - Naval Nuclear Laboratory - Niskayuna, NY      Comment   Translate Page      
Conducting surveillances and inspections of construction and general industry work to ensure site compliance with all OSHA and local safety requirements....
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          Experienced Safety Engineer - Naval Nuclear Laboratory - Niskayuna, NY      Comment   Translate Page      
Conducting surveillances and inspections of construction work, and industrial work to ensure Site compliance with all OSHA and local safety requirements....
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          Industrial Hygienist (CIH) - APTIM - Niskayuna, NY      Comment   Translate Page      
Working knowledge of OSHA Construction Industry standards.-Prior shipyard, DOE, or Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program experience strongly preferred....
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          Engineer of Radiological Work - APTIM - Niskayuna, NY      Comment   Translate Page      
Minimum 3 years of experience in Nuclear, Construction, Demolition or Remediation fields. No dual citizenship....
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          Spotlight on green news & views: WA calls for 100% clean energy; lobbying and the EPA      Comment   Translate Page      

This is the 594th edition of the Spotlight on Green News & Views (previously known as the Green Diary Rescue). Here is the April 6 edition. Inclusion of a story in the Spotlight does not necessarily indicate my agreement with or endorsement of it.

OUTSTANDING GREEN STORIES

Pakalolo writes—"The entire biophysical system" of the Arctic is shifting toward an "unprecedented state": “A new study, spanning 47 years of key Arctic indicators, has revealed “the fundamental changes among nine key elements of the Arctic system”. According to the study abstract, warming Arctic temperatures has intensified the hydrological cycle which the authors note is ‘evident from increases in humidity, precipitation, river discharge, glacier equilibrium line altitude, and land ice wastage.’ The authors explain that ‘downward trends continue in sea ice thickness (and extent) and spring snow cover extent and duration, while near-surface permafrost continues to warm.’ A few of the climate indicators exhibit a direct correlation with rising air temperatures and precipitation are the smoking gun ‘of major changes in various components of the Arctic system.’ [...] Arctic forests are turning into bogs as permafrost melts beneath their roots. The icy surface that reflects the sun's radiation back into space is darkening and sea ice cover is declining. Warmth and moisture trapped by greenhouse gases are pumping up the water cycle, swelling rivers that carry more sediment and nutrients to the sea, which can change ocean chemistry and affect the coastal marine food chain. And those are just a few of the changes.

Mokurai writes—Renewable Friday: Getting to 100%: “Can we meet the IPCC goal of 50% renewables by 2030, and 100% before 2050? tl;dr Yes, we can. Yes, we will. [...] In strict exponential growth the time to double something is constant. We never have exactly exponential growth, but we often get a fair approximation. Bloomberg New Energy Finance, as we have seen, has said that the world has a terawatt of wind and solar, and that the next terawatt, that is the next doubling, should take five years, from 2018 to 2023. So then maybe we could get to four in 2028 and eight in 2033, which is a bit more than half way there. That would leave us seventeen years to get to 16 TW of wind and solar by 2050. Or we could fit the slack in elsewhere as needed. As you can see in the diagram at the top here, the last doubling takes longer than the earlier ones. But there is no reason for it to take more than three times as long. Which is one of the reasons why I believe that we will get to 100% years before 2050, possibly before 2040.

nmmokuena writes—Youth climate organizers demand a just, green future—no matter what Trump says: “Early in the morning of Friday, March 29, as Rick Perry and fossil fuel executives huddled inside Charlie Palmer Steak in Washington, D.C.’s Capitol Hill, local youth climate organizers gathered outside the exclusive restaurant in protest. The RealClearPolitics (RCP) event united Trump’s Department of Energy Secretary and coal execs to promote the continued use of coal and nuclear energy. Meanwhile, the climate organizers protesting from the sidewalks insisted the event was not just giving the fossil fuel industry a platform, but also serving to mislead the public in thinking that renewable energy is too expensive, thus promoting the myth that the country needs to continue its dependence on fossil fuels. I am thankful that I was able to attend this action in-person, and meet representatives from local climate groups 350 DC and Sunrise Movement’s DC Hub. Hearing demonstrators tell their stories and talk about the importance of youth organizing for a green and just future was very moving. One protestor shared that she feels empowered to work in the solar industry because she is building a livable future for youth and future generations. Protestors sang movement songs, chanting ‘Stop the Lies: Renewables save money and lives,’ ‘Hey hey, ho ho! Rick Perry has got to go!’, as well as highlighting their righteous desire for clean air and water.


          04/13 Links: Trump says Netanyahu election win means a ‘better chance for peace’; The Implosion of Jeremy Corbyn; Ilhan Omar, Con Artist; Elan Carr: Boycotting Israel is Anti-Semitic; EU's Collusion with Iran      Comment   Translate Page      
From Ian:

The Implosion of Jeremy Corbyn
According to polling by The Jewish Chronicle, 85 percent of British Jews now think that Corbyn is anti-Semitic. And that was before this week’s bombshell: documents obtained by The Sunday Times showing that Labour failed to investigate hundreds of anti-Semitism complaints, and let hundreds more slide. The documents show not only that Labour’s procedures for investigating anti-Semitic incidents were—despite public assurances to the contrary—dismally subpar, but also that members of Corbyn’s office directly intervened in more than one in 10 investigations, despite having claimed that they were impartial.

A council candidate who said that Jewish members of Parliament were “Zionist infiltrators” was allowed to continue his campaign. Out of 863 alleged incidents detailed in the files, only 29 resulted in a party member being expelled; 145 resulted in a “formal warning”—which is largely meaningless—and 191 cases were resolved as requiring no action. The rest, the Times reports, are unresolved, including 249 that haven’t even been opened.

A Labour spokesperson said that the report “does not reflect the full details … and is not up to date,” a non-denial that did nothing to stem the bleeding. That evening, the Jewish Labour Movement—one of the party’s oldest affiliates, linked to Labour since 1903—passed a vote of no confidence in Corbyn.

A year earlier, in March 2018, the story broke that Corbyn had been a member of three secret Facebook groups in which virulent anti-Semitic memes were sometimes shared. Understandable, perhaps, in radical campaign circles. My enemy’s enemy is my friend, right? We’re protesting an occupation, not forming a government. There’s nothing anti-Semitic about deploring Israel Defense Forces violence in Gaza, but if Palestine is your cause, sometimes you’re going to meet people who really just hate Jews—just like if Israel is your cause, sometimes you’re going to meet people who really just hate Muslims.

In one of the groups, Corbyn wrote supportively to the artist of a mural in London. It wouldn’t have been so bad—just a throwaway comment—except the mural depicted anti-Semitic tropes so blatant you could see them from space, hook noses and all. Corbyn trying to apologize was an agonizing sight. “I sincerely regret that I did not look more closely at the image I was commenting on,” he said. “I am sincerely sorry for the pain which has been caused.” It was as if, in a lifetime of fighting for causes—framing the world as good versus evil—he never really learned how to say sorry.

Abe Greenwald: Ilhan Omar, Con Artist
You see? She’s just an all-loving, rage-filled, anti-Semitic victim of prejudice.

If you set aside the canned baby talk of her speeches and articles, her actions don’t reveal much in the way of understanding and compassion. Or was she “showing up with love” when she claimed that Americans who support Israel are guilty of “allegiance to a foreign country” and that pro-Israel American leaders are somehow being paid off to support the Jewish state, and that—lest we forget—“Israel has hypnotized the world, may Allah awaken the people and help them see the evil doings of Israel?” Are all these examples of what she sees as a “mission as humans to love one another”?

Whenever Omar gets called out for her anti-Semitism or anti-Americanism, she makes a steady retreat back to the faux-compassion and understanding, simultaneously vowing to “learn” from her actions and claiming innocent victimhood. It’s then that her liberal supporters seize on her sunny rhetoric and denounce all the criticism that’s come her way. That’s precisely what’s been happening since she was caught describing 9/11 as a null event.

The con artist will thrive as long her marks are willing to be conned. Which is to say, Ilhan Omar has a bright future in the Democratic Party.
Seeking Israel From the Left
Israel has always been a Rorschach test for the left, Susie Linfield argues in her new book about intellectuals' writings on the first decades of the Jewish home state. And she's right, if not quite in the way she may have intended the metaphor.

Yes, Israel is like a Rorschach test, in the sense that many people over the 70 years of the country's existence have seen in its abstract representation some strange specificity wrought by their own fervid imagination. But Israel is like a Rorschach test in another and more important way. Something disturbing is revealed when the symmetrical inkblots of a Rorschach test provoke descriptions of violence and hatred. And something just as disturbing is revealed when the image of Israel provokes ferocious anger and unrelenting hostility.

Which it does, for a large percentage of the left these days. In her introduction and conclusion, Linfield points out that Israel was created by people who were often socialists, and it enjoyed considerable support among leftists in the West into the 1960s. But somehow, these days, Israel faces a violent antipathy from the left. An important task for historians lies in exploring how that reversal came about.

Linfield, a journalism professor at NYU, is a self-proclaimed leftist worried about the ways in which anti-Zionism has led to a surge of anti-Semitism. And yet, despite her interest in the question of why the left has rejected Israel, she attempts something different in The Lions' Den. In essence, she attacks the premise. Examining the work of prior generations of prominent intellectuals and journalists, The Lions' Den suggests that Israel has always provoked strange notions in intellectuals.

The figures Linfield takes up are a gallery of prominent Jewish left-leaning thinkers from the 1940s on—especially in her chapters on Hannah Arendt, Arthur Koestler, Isaac Deutscher, Maxime Rodinson, I.F. Stone, and Noam Chomsky. She focuses as well on two further figures: Fred Halliday (the only gentile writer she takes up) and Albert Memmi (the Tunisian writer and only non-Westerner in the book). All of them were sometime Zionists, and all of them indulged anti-Zionism. By describing their intellectual journeys—and their intellectual peculiarities—Linfield hopes to illuminate the left's odd
relation to Israel.



Pompeo says PM’s West Bank sovereignty vow won’t hurt Trump peace plan
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday said he did not believe Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s talk of extending Israeli sovereignty to West Bank settlements would hurt the Trump administration’s long-gestating peace plan.

His comments would appear to indicate that the US plan does not provide for Palestinian statehood, or even for Palestinian control of substantive contiguous territory in the West Bank.

Asked during a CNN interview by anchor Jake Tapper whether he thought Netanyahu “vowing to annex the West Bank” could hurt the US proposal, Pompeo answered “I don’t.”

“I think that the vision that we’ll lay out is going to represent a significant change from the model that’s been used,” he added.

“We’ve had a lot of ideas for 40 years. They did not deliver peace between the Israelis and the Palestinians,” he said. “Our idea is to put forward a vision that has ideas that are new, that are different, that are unique, that tries to reframe and reshape what’s been an intractable problem.”

He said the Trump administration wanted “a better life” for both Israelis and Palestinians.

In interviews days before the elections, Netanyahu said he intended to gradually apply Israeli law to all settlements, and that he hoped he could do so with the agreement of the United States.
Trump says Netanyahu election win means a ‘better chance for peace’
US President Donald Trump on Wednesday congratulated Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on his win in the Israeli election, and said it would improve the chances of success for his administration’s much-anticipated peace plan.

“I think we have a better chance now that Bibi has won,” Trump told reporters on the White House South Lawn before heading to Texas, using Netanyahu’s nickname. “The fact that Bibi has won, I think we’ll see some pretty good actions in terms of peace.”

“Everybody said you can’t have peace in the Middle East with Israel and Palestinians. I think we have a chance and I think we now have a better chance,” the US president added.

The White House has said it would release its peace proposal following the elections in Israel, though a report on Israeli television earlier this week said the exact timing would be dependent on the outcome of the vote.

With over 97 percent of ballots counted, and his Likud party and fellow right-wing and religious parties poised to secure a clear majority of Knesset seats, Netanyahu emerged from Tuesday’s elections in the best position to muster a coalition.

“I’d like to congratulate Bibi Netanyahu. It looks like that race has been won by him. It may be a little early but I’m hearing he’s won it and won it in good fashion,” Trump said.
Algemeiner Editor-in-Chief: Trump Peace Plan Likely to Be Very Different From Previous Initiatives
President Donald Trump’s upcoming peace plan for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict will likely be very different from previous such attempts, said Algemeiner editor-in-chief Dovid Efune on Thursday.

Speaking to i24 News, Efune said of the Trump plan, “We’ve suspected for a long time that it’s going to be quite different from what people are expecting. When we’ve spoken about peace plans in the past, typically there’s this land-for-peace equation, there’s a two-state solution, there is a framework which we’ve come to expect over decades. I’d be very surprised if its going to be along those lines.”

“I think we’re going to see a regional initiative,” he added. “We’ve had assurances time and time again from different members of the Trump administration that they would not be looking to predetermine the outcome. They won’t be coming to the table and saying, ‘Here’s what the results should be.’”

“It’s about creating a framework,” said Efune. “It’s about empowering, creating incentives, and trying to broaden the issue to regional peace and not just the Israeli-Palestinian discussion.”


Bill Clinton: Netanyahu ‘knows how to hit people where they’re tender’
Former US President Bill Clinton hailed the political prowess of newly re-elected Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, saying the “highly intelligent” Israeli leader should never be underestimated, but adding a back-handed compliment.

“You should never underestimate him, he’s highly intelligent, he understands his electorate,” Clinton said on stage Thursday at an event in New York City, as final vote counts in Israel confirmed that Netanyahu is heading for a fifth term as prime minister.

Then Clinton added: “He’s smart and able and he knows how to hit people where they’re tender.”

Clinton was speaking at an event at the Beacon Theater alongside his wife, former US secretary of state and failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.

“There’s lots of minority parties in Israel, and more of them are aligned with the settler movement or religious fundamentalism than secularism or wanting peace,” he said. “Israel is a vital democracy, and they are having these debates and they will work it out.”

“There has to be some approach to reconciling the security needs of the Israelis with the need for greater autonomy and governance by the Palestinians,” Clinton said.


Boycotting Israel is Anti-Semitic, Says Newly-Sworn In Envoy Elan Carr
The United States swore in Elan Carr as the new Special Envoy for Monitoring and Combating Anti-Semitism on Thursday after the position had been left vacant since January 20, 2017.

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo administered the oath of office. The secretary remarked that Carr, a Jewish-American Army veteran and the grandson of Holocaust survivors, was chosen for the “fierceness and vigor that he’ll bring to combating anti-Semitism.”

The envoy’s position was established by the Global Anti-Semitism Review Act of 2004. On his first day in the congressionally mandated post, Carr vowed to fight the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) campaign and described the organized boycott of Israel as anti-Semitic.

“An individual has a right to buy or not buy what they please. However, if there is an organized movement to economically strangle the state of Israel, that is anti-Semitic,” Carr said. “We are going to focus relentlessly on eradicating this false distinction between anti-Zionism and anti-Semitism.”




Pete Buttigieg calls Mike Pence a ‘Pharisee.’ Here’s why that angers Jews
Pete Buttigieg has a word he likes to use to describe Vice President Mike Pence: “Pharisee.”

Jewish scholars would like him to stop doing that.

Buttigieg, the 37-year-old mayor of South Bend, Indiana, who is running a dark horse campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination, has advanced the idea of liberal candidates using religious language to express their values.

The flip side of that, Buttigieg says, is that Republican leaders don’t practice the religious values they preach. He takes particular aim at Pence, who often speaks of his own conservative Christian values while serving under President Donald Trump. Buttigieg has criticized Trump for paying off an adult film actress with whom he allegedly had an affair.

Buttigieg believes that reeks of hypocrisy, so he uses an age-old Christian metaphor for hypocrites: the Pharisees.

“There’s an awful lot about Pharisees in there,” Buttigieg told The Washington Post this week, referring to the New Testament while discussing Pence. “And when you see someone, especially somebody who has such a dogmatic take on faith that they bring it into public life, being willing to attach themselves to this administration for the purposes of gaining power, it is alarmingly resonant with some New Testament themes, and not in a good way.”

The Pharisees were one of several Jewish sects during the first century, the time of Jesus. They also included the rabbis of the Talmud and the creators of Rabbinic Judaism, the ideological ancestor of mainstream Jewish practice today.

But in Christian discourse, the Pharisees have taken on the role of “hypocrites, fools and a brood of vipers, full of extortion, greed, and iniquity,” wrote Amy-Jill Levine, a professor at the Vanderbilt University Divinity School, in an article in Sojourners magazine. That’s because the New Testament Gospels say Pharisee leaders criticized Jesus and lambaste them for hypocrisy.
Rivlin rebukes Bolsonaro: ‘No one will order forgiveness of the Jewish people’
President Reuven Rivlin on Saturday rebuked his Brazilian counterpart Jair Bolsonaro for saying this week that the crimes of the Holocaust can be forgiven, though not forgotten.

“No one will order the forgiveness of the Jewish people, and it can never be bought in the name of interests,” he said.

“What [the Nazis] did to us is etched into our memory, the memory of an ancient people,” Rivlin wrote on Twitter.

“We will never cooperate with those who deny the truth or try to erase it from memory — not by individuals and groups, not by party leaders and not by heads of state,” he wrote, the last being in apparent reference to Bolsonaro.

“We will never forgive and never forget. No one will order the forgiveness of the Jewish people, and it can never be bought in the name of interests.”

Rivlin said the Jewish people would “always fight against anti-Semitism and xenophobia,” while calling on politicians not to wade into historically fraught matters. “Political leaders are responsible for shaping the future. Historians describe the past and research what happened. Neither should stray into the territory of the other,” he said.
Yad Vashem slams Bolsonaro after Holocaust comments
President Reuven Rivlin and Yad Vashem took Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro to task on Saturday for saying the crimes of the Holocaust can be forgiven, though not forgotten.

“We can forgive, but we cannot forget,” said Bolsonaro – a strong supporter of Israel who has reversed his country’s previously negative positions regarding Israel – at a meeting with Evangelical pastors in Rio de Janeiro on Thursday.
“Those that forget their past are sentenced not to have a future. We need to act so that the Holocaust will not repeat itself,” the Brazilian leader said.
Iranian forces said killed in reported Israel airstrike on Syria missile factory
A number of Iranian forces were reportedly killed in an airstrike on a Syrian military position near the city of Masyaf in western Hama province overnight Friday-Saturday. Syrian state media said Israeli jets carried out the raid in the middle of the night, firing missiles while flying in Lebanese airspace.

Syria’s official state news agency SANA said Israel targeted a military site in the area, but that Syrian air defenses intercepted the attack, downing some of the missiles fired. The regime mouthpiece said the interception resulted in the destruction of several buildings and the wounding of three “fighters.” The area is known to house Iranian forces and their Lebanese proxy, Hezbollah.

According to a report by the London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights in Arabic, Iranian “elements” and pro-Iranian militants were killed in the alleged attack, and 17 people were injured.

Israel does not regularly comment on alleged strikes in Syria, though it has acknowledged some operations.

The Observatory said Saturday that the strike targeted a Syrian military college in the town and two buildings used by Iranian forces in nearby villages — a development center for medium-range missiles in Zawi and a training camp in Sheikh Ghadban.
Abbas swears in new PA government led by his Fatah ally, Mohammad Shtayyeh
A new Palestinian Authority government was sworn in by PA President Mahmoud Abbas on Saturday, a month after he tapped longtime ally Mohammad Shtayyeh, a member of his Fatah party, as the next premier.

The 61-year-old Shtayyeh is replacing Rami Hamdallah, who served as prime minister of the Palestinian government since 2013. He is seen as being critical of the Gaza Strip’s Hamas rulers, as well as a proponent of continuing peace talks with Israel.

The new 21-member cabinet includes some fresh faces, but senior officials, such as Foreign Minister Riyad al-Malki and Finance Minister Shukri Bishara, are keeping their positions.

Novelist Atef Abu Seif of Gaza, who was recently badly beaten during Hamas’s crackdown on protesters in the Strip, will become culture minister.

Shtayyeh’s government replaces a technocratic administration, which had the nominal backing of Hamas and all other Palestinian factions.
Thousands protest along Gaza border, 15-year-old shot dead - report
A 15-year-old boy was shot in the stomach during clashes with IDF forces east of the Jabaliya refugee camp, according to the Hamas Health Ministry on Friday.

According to the report, two other people were injured by gunfire in clashes with IDF forces east of Gaza City, when 9,000 demonstrators protested in five locations along the Gaza border.

A Palestinian was arrested after cutting the fence into Israel, waving a Palestinian flag.

The border protests began on March 30th and has seen over half a million people violently demonstrating along the security fence with Israel demanding an end to the 12-year long blockade, congregating at points along the border range between several thousand to 45,000 each day.

The one year anniversary of the border riots last week saw some 40,000 Palestinians demonstrate along the border fence and saw three Palestinians killed by IDF fire.

The cross-border violence immediately played into Israel's election campaign, which concluded earlier this week with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu heading toward a record fifth term in office.

But Egyptian mediators intervened to avoid further escalation by persuading Israel to lift restrictions on the movement of goods and people in and out of Gaza and expand the breadth of Mediterranean waters where Gazans can fish.
EU's Collusion with Iran
The main purpose of the Instrument in Support of Trade Exchanges (INSTEX) is to ensure that Europe -- and potentially third countries -- can continue doing business with the mullahs in Iran without risking US penalties for contravening US sanctions.

EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini seems strongly committed to ensuring that Iran -- and Europe -- continue receiving economic benefits from the illegal, unsigned, and unratified Iran nuclear deal. Mogherini insisted that Iran is complying with the JCPOA. It is not. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, referring to documents seized by Israel, stated that the nuclear deal was "built on lies" .

No amount of human rights abuses, however atrocious -- or terrorism, even against its own citizens; or cheating to acquire deliverable nuclear capability to unleash on Israel, the US and eventually threaten the entire West -- will, it seems, deter the EU from its criminal collusion with Iran. Europe seems determined to wade into its own destruction with its eyes wide open.
The IAEA’s Blind Spots on Iran’s Nuclear Program
On April 9, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani boasted that “today and throughout the past year, we have launched 114 new technologies via the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran. This is the message to the world: You have not succeeded, and you will not succeed in preventing the progress and development of the Iranian people and their nuclear program. If yesterday you feared our IR-1 centrifuges, well, here you go!”

He has reason to boast. The 2015 Iranian nuclear deal brokered by former President Barack Obama was extremely weak, but yet, given its weaknesses, the agency that was expected to monitor Iran’s compliance has been exceedingly lax.

On April 4, The Wall Street Journal reported that the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) inspected a warehouse in Tehran that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu last year said housed nuclear equipment and materials.

When negotiating the Iranian nuclear deal, President Obama promised “anytime, anywhere inspections.” Yet six months elapsed from Netanyahu’s speech until the inspection. The question is what took the IAEA so long?


WaPo Rushes to Defend Ilhan Omar’s 9/11 Remarks, Fails Spectacularly
The Washington Post, in full white knight mode, rushed to Omar’s defense in publishing a piece in which they claimed context was needed.

After quoting several lines from her speech (which did not change what she said), “fact checker” Glenn Kessler wrote:

We will leave it to readers to determine whether Omar should have referred to “terrorists” or if the context for “some people” is clear from the speech.

When we listened to the whole speech, we were reminded of President George W. Bush’s phrasing in two famous moments after the Sept. 11 attacks.

“I can hear you! I can hear you! The rest of the world hears you! And the people — and the people who knocked these buildings down will hear all of us soon!” – Bullhorn address to Ground Zero rescue workers, Sept. 14, 2001


The other one was an Islamic Center speech in which President Bush defended Muslims in the aftermath of 9/11.

Kessler suggests that Bush’s bullhorn comments and the ones he made defending Muslims were no different than Omar’s speech.

In reality, the context surrounding Bush’s speeches meant everything after the terrorist attacks. He was by no means downplaying what happened. In the coming weeks and months, his administration would respond forcefully to the attacks.

On the other hand, the context the Post provided for Omar’s speech didn’t do her any justice. In fact, the context provided by the full video made her “some people did something” quote even worse.

Making things worse still is Omar’s widely-known reputation for repeating anti-Semitic tropes, which is a significant context for drawing conclusions about what Omar says all on its own.
Group Planning NY Rally Urging Schumer To Get Ilhan Omar Off Foreign Affairs Committee
A group called The Coalition to Get Ilhan Omar off the Foreign Affairs Committee is holding a rally on May 19 titled “Operation: Schumer’s Doorstep.”

The group states: “The Coalition seeks to mobilize Americans of all political, ethnic and religious backgrounds who are concerned about Rep. Ilhan Omar’s continuing presence on the House Foreign Affairs Committee. The Coalition’s first goal is to enlist (through all reasonable means of persuasion granted by the Constitution) Senator Schumer in the cause. The event will be part peaceful protest, prayer vigil, and press conference.”

The rally will be held outside Schumer’s building by Prospect Park in Brooklyn.

The group counsels, “We’d like people of faith to lead a prayer calling for Schumer to gain the courage of his convictions so that from this moment on, the senator will fight with every fiber of his being to drive Omar off the committee. We pray for him to become the Shomer he has always said he is.”



Dems to Redefine Hate Crime as ‘Disagreeing with Ilhan Omar About Anything’ (satire)

Claiming that existing language did not go far enough to protect victims of racism and Islamophobia, House Democrats have passed a bill redefining the term “hate crime” to include “any criticism of, or disagreement with, Representative Ilhan Omar.”

The bill comes after Omar’s description of the September 11 attacks as “some people did something” sparked outrage and led to criticism that she showed a lack of sensitivity towards victims of the attacks. Her defenders, however, said these criticisms led to death threats against the Congresswoman.

“Clearly, there could only be one reason that someone would criticize an elected member of Congress, and that is sheer bigotry,” Representative Ro Khanna said on the House floor. “No criticism of Congresswoman Omar’s religious beliefs, her actions, or her political views will be tolerated.”

After initially resisting, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was forced to bring the bill to the floor after several progressive party members threatened to lock themselves in their rooms until she agreed to do so. For some freshman lawmakers, however, the bill does not go far enough.
University of North Carolina Condemns ‘Disturbing, Hateful Language’ After Palestinian Rapper Performs Self-Described ‘Antisemitic Song’
The interim chancellor of the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill has rebuked a recent campus performance by a Palestinian rapper who sang a self-described “antisemitic song” and asked audience members to invoke Mel Gibson when participating.

Palestinian rapper Tamer Nafar of the hip hop group DAM performed at UNC on the evening of March 22, as part of a 3-day academic conference on the Gaza Strip. The conference was sponsored by the UNC Center for Middle East and Islamic Studies and Duke-UNC Consortium for Middle East Studies, and co-sponsored by multiple departments.

“This is my antisemitic song,” Nafar was recorded saying in a clip shared by filmmaker Ami Horowitz.

“Let’s try it together,” the rapper said while encouraging audience members to join him. “I need your help, I cannot be antisemitic alone.”


New York Times Suggests “Terrorist” Label for Israel
These contorted paragraphs are a prime example of how the newspaper’s preoccupation with casting Israel in a negative light comes at the expense of a well-informed public. Straightforward coverage of the U.S. decision about the Revolutionary Guard would leave readers with a clear understanding of the American criteria for designating Foreign Terrorist Organizations, would forthrightly describe the U.S. justification for applying the designation to Iran, and would not mislead about the State Department’s policy direction.

CAMERA’s billboard outside the New York Times building calls out the newspaper’s biased and inflammatory coverage.

What’s the actual criteria for designating a Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO), if not use of violence by intelligence services? The Foundation for Defense of Democracies explains that
U.S. law defines “terrorism” as “premeditated, politically motivated violence perpetrated against noncombatant targets by subnational groups or clandestine agents.” To be designated as an FTO under U.S. law, a foreign organization must engage in terrorism or terrorist activities that “threatens the security of United States nationals or the national security of the United States.”

That’s easy enough. And easy enough for a Times reporter to research. The passages in quotes come directly from the US Code. Similar language appears on the State Department’s Foreign Terrorist Organizations web page, which notes that in order to be listed, an organization must engage in “terrorist activity or terrorism” and “must threaten the security of U.S. nationals or the national security … of the United States.”

That’s why use of violence by, for example, a French intelligence agency doesn’t put that agency at risk for being designated a Foreign Terrorist Organization. The U.S. didn’t view their use of force as terrorism, and doesn’t regard their ally’s actions as threatening American security. The same goes for Israeli intelligence — which works closely with American intelligence agencies.
Jewish Canadian mayor: ban on wearing religious symbols 'ethnic cleansing'
The Jewish mayor of a Canadian town compared a proposed bill that would bar religious symbols on some public workers to “ethnic cleansing.”

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau asked William Steinberg, mayor since 2005 of the affluent town of Hampstead in Montreal’s west end, to apologize for the remark.

“We shouldn’t use words like that,” Trudeau, who opposes the bill, told reporters in Ottawa last Friday. “We don’t need to go to extremes.”

Steinberg instead defended using the term, saying he meant “ethnic cleansing” only in a “non-violent” sense.

The Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs, B’nai Brith and human rights groups have denounced the proposed law as discriminatory and contrary to Canadian human rights charters, but polls consistently show most Quebecers supporting it by a healthy majority.
SpaceIL chief: ‘Beresheet 2 starts tomorrow, we’ll put our flag on the moon’
Following the Israeli spacecraft Beresheet’s failure to land safely on the moon this week, SpaceIL chairman Morris Kahn on Saturday announced he was launching project Beresheet 2, effective immediately, adding: “We started something and we need to finish it. We’ll put our flag on the moon.”

The small spacecraft, the world’s first privately funded moon lander, crashed into the lunar surface Thursday night during an attempted landing, apparently due to a technical glitch that caused its main engine to stop mid-landing.

Appearing on Channel 12’s “Meet the Press,” South African-born billionaire Kahn said work on the successor to Beresheet would start Sunday.

“The response we’ve gotten has been amazing. The amount of thank yous and letters is amazing,” he said. “Over the weekend I’ve had time to think about what happened, and the truth is seeing all the encouragement and support from people all over the world is amazing.

“It gave me time to think and I thought it would be a shame to leave things like that. I’ve come to announce a new project: Beresheet 2. We started something and we need to finish it. We’ll put our flag on the moon.”

He added that “Project Beresheet 2 begins tomorrow… A mission team will be meeting tomorrow to start work.”


Space Industry Leaders Praise Israel’s SpaceIL for Beresheet Moon Mission
Astronauts and scientists at the US space agency NASA commended the Israeli non-profit organization SpaceIL for its efforts after its spacecraft “Beresheet” failed to land safely on the moon on Thursday.

NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine said, “While NASA regrets the end of the SpaceIL mission without a successful lunar landing of the Beresheet lander, we congratulate SpaceIL, the Israel Aerospace Industries and the state of Israel on the incredible accomplishment of sending the first privately funded mission into lunar orbit.”

“Every attempt to reach new milestones holds opportunities for us to learn, adjust and progress,” he added. “I have no doubt that Israel and SpaceIL will continue to explore and I look forward to celebrating their future achievements.”

Famed Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin, wrote in a Twitter message to SpaceIL, “Never lose hope – your hard work, teamwork, and innovation is inspiring to all!” European Space Agency astronaut Tim Peake expressed disappointment over Beresheet’s failed moon landing but said SpaceIL has “much to be proud of.”

Beresheet lifted off from Cape Canaveral in Florida on Feb. 22 and succeeded in entering the moon’s orbit, a feat only seven countries have accomplished. It is assumed that the aircraft crashed into the surface of the moon.
The forgotten female WWII-era spy who stayed silent under gruesome Nazi torture
Despite unimaginable torture by the Nazis, imprisonment in concentration camps and uncertainty over the fate of her lover and fellow spy, Allied agent Odette Sansom never betrayed the clandestine ring she was part of in occupied France during World War II.

While operating under the code name “Lise,” the French-born, British-residing Sansom helped aid the resistance in her homeland. Her actual name — which changed after the war during her several marriages — would be honored in the annals of espionage when she received the George Cross after the war. She was the first woman who had faced enemy fire to receive the honor, the second-highest award in the UK.

A posthumous UK postage stamp honoring her for her wartime service lists her as Odette Hallowes, the surname of her third husband.

While her exploits made her a celebrity in ensuing years, Sansom has become largely forgotten. A recently published book, “Code Name Lise: The True Story of the Woman Who Became WWII’s Most Highly Decorated Spy,” by Larry Loftis, aims to set the record straight.

“It’s a story of a particular heroine whom 99 percent of people — 99 percent of WWII historians — probably don’t know who she is,” Loftis told The Times of Israel. “Her family is thrilled I wrote about her life.”
Scottish Rescuer of Jewish Children From Holocaust to Be Honored in Budapest
A church missionary from Scotland who traveled to Hungary to help Jewish schoolchildren during the Second World War will be commemorated this weekend at a special ceremony in Budapest.

Jane Haining, a native of Dumfriesshire, was captured by the Nazi authorities, who deported her to the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp in Poland where she later perished.

Haining was arrested by the Gestapo in 1944 for harboring more than 400 children, the majority Jewish orphans, at the Scottish Mission School in Budapest.

When WWII began, Haining refused to return home to Scotland, choosing to stay with the children. She wrote: “If these children need me in days of sunshine, how much more do they need me in days of darkness?”

In 2010, she was posthumously awarded a Hero of the Holocaust medal by the British government. Photographs, a video, letters, a copy of her handwritten last will and testament and her Hero of the Holocaust Medal are on display at the church in her hometown of Dunscore.

Haining is also the only Scot to be honored as “righteous among the nations” – the term used for non-Jews who risked their lives to protect Jews from extermination – by Yad Vashem, Israel’s national Holocaust memorial center in Jerusalem.



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The glimpse of Julian Assange being dragged from the Ecuadorean embassy in London is an emblem of the times. Might against right. Muscle against the law. Indecency against courage. Six policemen manhandled a sick journalist, his eyes wincing against his first natural light in almost seven years.

That this outrage happened in the heart of London, in the land of Magna Carta, ought to shame and anger all who fear for “democratic” societies. Assange is a political refugee protected by international law, the recipient of asylum under a strict covenant to which Britain is a signatory. The United Nations made this clear in the legal ruling of its Working Party on Arbitrary Detention.

But to hell with that. Let the thugs go in. Directed by the quasi-fascists in Trump’s Washington, in league with Ecuador’s Lenin Moreno, a Latin American Judas and liar seeking to disguise his rancid regime, the British elite abandoned its last imperial myth: that of fairness and justice.

Imagine Tony Blair dragged from his multi-million pound Georgian home in Connaught Square, London, in handcuffs, for onward dispatch to the dock in The Hague. By the standard of Nuremberg, Blair’s “paramount crime” is the deaths of a million Iraqis. Assange’s crime is journalism: holding the rapacious to account, exposing their lies and empowering people all over the world with truth.

The shocking arrest of Assange carries a warning for all who, as Oscar Wilde wrote, “sew the seeds of discontent [without which] there would be no advance towards civilization.” The warning is explicit towards journalists. What happened to the founder and editor of WikiLeaks can happen to you on a newspaper, you in a TV studio, you on radio, you running a podcast.

Assange’s principal media tormentor, The Guardian, a collaborator with the secret state, displayed its nervousness this week with an editorial that scaled new weasel heights. The Guardian has exploited the work of Assange and WikiLeaks in what its previous editor called “the greatest scoop of the last 30 years.” The paper creamed off WikiLeaks’ revelations and claimed the accolades and riches that came with them.

With not a penny going to Julian Assange or to WikiLeaks, a hyped Guardian book led to a lucrative Hollywood movie. The book’s authors, Luke Harding and David Leigh, turned on their source, abused him and disclosed the secret password Assange had given the paper in confidence, which was designed to protect a digital file containing leaked US embassy cables.

Revealing Homicidal Colonial Wars

When Assange was still trapped in the Ecuadorian embassy, Harding joined police outside and gloated on his blog that “Scotland Yard may get the last laugh.” The Guardian then published a series of falsehoods about Assange, not least a discredited claim that a group of Russians and Trump’s man, Paul Manafort, had visited Assange in the embassy. The meetings never happened; it was fake.

But the tone has now changed. “The Assange case is a morally tangled web,” the paper opined. “He (Assange) believes in publishing things that should not be published …. But he has always shone a light on things that should never have been hidden.”

These “things” are the truth about the homicidal way America conducts its colonial wars, the lies of the British Foreign Office in its denial of rights to vulnerable people, such as the Chagos Islanders, the exposé of Hillary Clinton as a backer and beneficiary of jihadism in the Middle East, the detailed description of American ambassadors of how the governments in Syria and Venezuela might be overthrown, and much more. It is all available on the WikiLeaks site.

The Guardian is understandably nervous. Secret policemen have already visited the newspaper and demanded and got the ritual destruction of a hard drive. On this, the paper has form. In 1983, a Foreign Office clerk, Sarah Tisdall, leaked British Government documents showing when American cruise nuclear weapons would arrive in Europe. The Guardian was showered with praise.

When a court order demanded to know the source, instead of the editor going to prison on a fundamental principle of protecting a source, Tisdall was betrayed, prosecuted and served six months.

If Assange is extradited to America for publishing what The Guardian calls truthful “things,” what is to stop the current editor, Katherine Viner, following him, or the previous editor, Alan Rusbridger, or the prolific propagandist Luke Harding?

What is to stop the editors of The New York Times and The Washington Post, who also published morsels of the truth that originated with WikiLeaks, and the editor of El Pais in Spain, and Der Spiegel in Germany and The Sydney Morning Herald in Australia. The list is long.

David McCraw, lead lawyer of The New York Times, wrote: “I think the prosecution [of Assange] would be a very, very bad precedent for publishers … from everything I know, he’s sort of in a classic publisher’s position and the law would have a very hard time distinguishing between The New York Times and WikiLeaks.”

Even if journalists who published WikiLeaks’ leaks are not summoned by an American grand jury, the intimidation of Julian Assange and Chelsea Manning will be enough. Real journalism is being criminalized by thugs in plain sight. Dissent has become an indulgence.

In Australia, the current America-besotted government is prosecuting two whistle-blowers who revealed that Canberra’s spooks bugged the cabinet meetings of the new government of East Timor for the express purpose of cheating the tiny, impoverished nation out of its proper share of the oil and gas resources in the Timor Sea. Their trial will be held in secret. The Australian prime minister, Scott Morrison, is infamous for his part in setting up concentration camps for refugees on the Pacific islands of Nauru and Manus, where children self harm and suicide. In 2014, Morrison proposed mass detention camps for 30,000 people.

Journalism: a Major Threat

Real journalism is the enemy of these disgraces. A decade ago, the Ministry of Defense in London produced a secret document which described the “principal threats” to public order as threefold: terrorists, Russian spies and investigative journalists. The latter was designated the major threat.

The document was duly leaked to WikiLeaks, which published it. “We had no choice,” Assange told me. “It’s very simple. People have a right to know and a right to question and challenge power. That’s true democracy.”

What if Assange and Manning and others in their wake — if there are others — are silenced and “the right to know and question and challenge” is taken away?

In the 1970s, I met Leni Reifenstahl, close friend of Adolf Hitler, whose films helped cast the Nazi spell over Germany.

She told me that the message in her films, the propaganda, was dependent not on “orders from above” but on what she called the “submissive void” of the public.

“Did this submissive void include the liberal, educated bourgeoisie?” I asked her.

“Of course,” she said, “especially the intelligentsia …. When people no longer ask serious questions, they are submissive and malleable. Anything can happen.”

And did. The rest, she might have added, is history.

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John Pilger is an Australian-British journalist and filmmaker based in London. Pilger’s Web site is: www.johnpilger.com. In 2017, the British Library announced a John Pilger Archive of all his written and filmed work. The British Film Institute includes his 1979 film, “Year Zero: the Silent Death of Cambodia,” among the 10 most important documentaries of the 20thcentury. Some of his previous contributions to Consortium News can be found here


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Morning Lads. Contrary to JJ's quiet Sunday morning, and while many consider extreme music 'soulless', these two are tackling some spiritual/religious themes... Rotting Christ 'The Heretics' 2019 Season of Mist. Flac CD Rip. The mind and soul are our own churches. Dimmu Borgir 'Eonian' 2018 Nuclear Blast Records. Flac CD Rip.
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Toyota has been doing EVs and bits of them for years. The air compressor in a Model S? Toyota part. IGBT's? Toyota parts. Who's pioneering silicon carbide IGBT's for max efficiency on road? Still Toyota. Panasonic batteries? Toyota company. PHEVs? EVs with an ICE. FCVs? EVs with a fuel cell. Early investor in Tesla? Toyota. etc etc Toyota maintains a fantastic view of the world - in every market they compete in they assess energy security over the next hundred years. They have it for us too. They develop tech that suits all markets and then simply roll it out when required and not one second before. When Toyota finally does decide to bring EVs to market, all other players will hope they're sitting down. The Japanese government has a strong initiative on hydrogen right now to replace nuclear. So be it. A quick google on 'toyota' and 'hydrogen economy' will dredge up some good presos on that much. @LHC there isn't anything wrong with subsidies either to get an economy, product or technology started. The US government is right to try, and Toyota (with it's very significant R&D reserves in the space and huge market reach in every segment) is right not to get mixed up in it just yet. Neither are wrong. Not long distances/high loads - FCV wins unless there's a breakthrough in battery tech. The first time I came back I remember looking at my Myki and wondering how we'd managed to ass it up this much
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(Steven Hayward) This is the week scientists say we can see a black hole for the first time, but that’s only because they didn’t look at the Democratic Party’s 2020 presidential field. That is sucking up more mass and light than 100 black holes. But this was also the week Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand discovered what she called “tactile nuclear weapons.” This is almost as good a neologism as the late Nevada Sen.
          España sí es un país de católicos      Comment   Translate Page      

Los católicos van menos a misa. El 62,1% casi nunca participa en los oficios religiosos, según dice el CIS. Con estos datos, la encuesta más popular de la sociedad española se ha convertido en una suerte de sentencia a muerte del cristianismo en España. Sin embargo, un fenómeno tan complejo como la religiosidad no puede medirse con un solo dato estadístico. «En mi Universidad he impartido docencia a alumnos que se declaran a sí mismos ateos, pero intelectualmente católicos. Otros entienden que no pueden faltar como cofrades en las próximas procesiones de Semana Santa, pero el resto del año lo último que harían un domingo es ir a misa. Otros, en fin, encuentran en la Iglesia católica una enriquecedora experiencia de vida que les define en su código genético espiritual. Visto así, pertenecer o no pertenecer a la Iglesia a efectos de una encuesta es algo más complicado y menos unívoco de lo que parece», explica Rafael Palomino, catedrático de Derecho Eclesiástico del Estado en la Universidad Complutense.

Han pasado ya casi cien años de aquel famoso discurso del ministro de Guerra Manuel Azaña al comienzo de la República en la que sentenció: «España ha dejado de ser católica». Sin embargo, los ecos de la frase siguen retumbando en una parte de la población. «De forma recurrente hay personas y sectores de la sociedad que insisten en la idea de que España ha dejado de ser católica. Forma parte de lo que podríamos llamar "nuestros espasmos repetitivos e involuntarios" o tics nerviosos como sociedad», apunta Palomino.

Para Antonio Martín Puerta, profesor de Filosofía Moral y Doctrina Social de la Iglesia en la Universidad CEU-San Pablo aquella sentencia «sigue siendo de plena actualidad en el sentido de que ahora las líneas directrices ya no las trazan los católicos». Sin embargo, este académico subraya que a la par «sigue existiendo un sector incombustible del catolicismo que quizás sea menos visible y no salga tanto en la prensa pero que sigue estando al lado de las personas más vulnerables». «Podríamos decir que el catolicismo en España tiene sus aspectos declinantes, pero también sus aspectos brillantes desde el punto de vista humano en un país con un trasfondo católico inevitable», asegura.

Labor básica y nuclear

La realidad habla por sí sola. Ninguna institución de la sociedad civil ha colaborado tanto con el sostenimiento del Estado del bienestar como lo hace la Iglesia. «Toda esa labor social no aparece en las estadísticas y es tan básica y nuclear que a veces no somos conscientes, pero si no existiera sería una asfixia para la sociedad porque habría mucha más gente sola y abandonada», afirma Alejandro Navas, profesor de Sociología en la Universidad de Navarra.

La memoria de Actividades de la Conferencia Episcopal Española, que encargó por primera vez el Gobierno de Rodríguez Zapatero a la Iglesia para dar cuenta del destino de los fondos que recibe del IRPF, ha sido la brújula que ha permitido a la sociedad española tomar conciencia de la gran cantidad de ámbitos en los que la labor de la Iglesia se ha convertido en esencial. «Su presencia real en medio de la sociedad es indiscutible. De todas las instituciones que trabajan por los demás, la Iglesia es la que más peso tiene. Sin esta labor social, que llega a millones de personas, la sociedad tal como hoy la conocemos sería insostenible», explica el director de la Comisión Episcopal de Pastoral Social, el padre Fernando Fuentes.

A pie de calle, la Iglesia consigue cubrir cada año las necesidades básicas de 4,8 millones de españoles, el 10% de la población. Desde el año 2010, sus centros sociales y asistenciales han aumentado en un 71%. No hay barrio en España que no cuente con un despacho de Cáritas en una parroquia. Sus más de 80.000 voluntarios acompañan a diario a un millón y medio de ciudadanos vulnerables (y otros tantos fuera de nuestras fronteras). Ninguna institución de la sociedad civil consigue tasas de inserción laboral tan buenas como las que tiene Cáritas Española. Prácticamente una de cada cinco personas que golpean a su puerta consiguen volver al mercado de trabajo, pese a tratarse de los perfiles más difíciles de colocar: mayores de 45 años y sin formación básica. Además los fondos con los que esta institución consigue sacar de la exclusión a millones de personas no son públicos. El 73% proceden de aportaciones privadas. Para el sociólogo Alejandro Navas «ese calor humano que ofrece la Iglesia a través de instituciones como Cáritas es una de sus funciones esenciales».

Una cifra récord

La educación católica también tiene una peso importante en la sociedad. Uno de cada cuatro alumnos en nuestro país va un colegio concertado católico y seis de cada diez asiste a la clase de Religión, la mitad en un centro público. Cuando llega la campaña de la Renta, el respaldo de la sociedad española a la labor de la Iglesia es sustancial. Un tercio de los contribuyentes asigna parte de sus impuestos a esta institución. En la pasada campaña, la Iglesia recibió una cifra récord de 267,8 millones de euros. La suma no hace más que crecer desde 2007.

España sigue siendo además una potencia misionera. Ningún país del mundo cuenta con 12.000 sacerdotes, religiosas y laicos trabajando fuera de sus fronteras. Nuestro país es la segunda nación del mundo, después de EE.UU., que más ayuda económicamente a las misiones. Pese a que no corren buenos tiempos para las vocaciones a la vida consagrada, España también es una potencia mundial en el número de religiosos contemplativos. De los 3.000 monasterios que hay en el mundo, un tercio están en nuestro país. La riqueza que genera su patrimonio cultural supone nada menos que un 3% del PIB.

Si bien es cierto que existe un alejamiento real de los sacramentos y el número de seminaristas decrece, a diario surgen nuevas propuestas que están dando un empuje renovado a la religiosidad. Allí están fenómenos sin parangón, como los retiros de Emaús, grupos juveniles como el de Hakuna o las religiosas del hábito vaquero, Iesu Communio. En España cada año se triplican las solicitudes para participar del retiro espiritual de Emaús. Desde sus inicios en 2010, ya han asistido 17.000 personas. Para Navas «es muy humano e hispánico estar para lo extraordinario y descuidar un poco más el día a día».

Pese a toda la riqueza social, cultural y educativa que el cristianismo aporta a la sociedad, España podrá dejar de ser algún día un país de católicos. Pero, según describe el catedrático Rafael Palomino, «no será porque un político lo declare solemnemente desde la tribuna de oradores de un parlamento ni porque lo decida el CIS, sino cuando dejen de nacer hijos de católicos».


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Вера Прокопьевна Курлыкина
звеньевая колхоза имени Калинина Капальского района Талды-Курганской области Казахской ССР. Родилась в одном из селений на территории Алма-Атинского округа Казахской АССР, ныне – Алматинской области Казахстана, в семье крестьянина. Русская. Со школьного возраста трудилась в полеводческой бригаде. В годы Великой Отечественной войны вступила в местный колхоз имени Калинина Капальского района Алма-Атинской (в 1944–1959 и 1967–1991 годах – Талды-Курганской) области Казахской ССР. В 1945 году возглавила комсомольско-молодёжное звено по выращиванию зерновых. После неурожайного из-за засухи 1946 года полеводческое звено В.П.Курлыкиной в следующем,1947 году получило урожай пшеницы 32 центнера с гектара на площади 9 гектаров. Указом Президиума Верховного Совета СССР от 28 марта 1948 года за получение высоких урожаев пшеницы, ржи, хлопка и сахарной свёклы в 1947 году Курлыкиной Вере Прокопьевне присвоено звание Героя Социалистического Труда с вручением ордена Ленина и золотой медали «Серп и Молот». В последующие годы её звено продолжало получать высокие урожаи зерновых культур. Последнее время проживала в городе Талды-Курган (с 1993 года – Талдыкорган). Дата смерти не установлена. Награждена орденом Ленина (28 марта 1948), медалями.

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Вадим Владимирович Курчевский
российский режиссер мультипликационного кино, художник и сценарист, заслуженный деятель искусств РСФСР, новатор мировой кукольной анимации. Как режиссер снял фильмы «Ни Богу, ни черту», «Мой зеленый крокодил», «Легенда о Григе», «Немухинские музыканты», «Пер Гюнт», «Заячий хвостик», «Освобожденный Дон Кихот» и многие другие, отмеченные премиями МКФ. Многие годы вел на телевидении передачу «Выставка Буратино». Умер в 1997 году.

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John Roberts
английский историк.

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Шадли Бенджедид
алжирский государственный, политический и военный деятель, полковник (1969). Принимал активное участие в национально-демократической революции в Алжире. С 1955 г. в Армии национального освобождения (АНО); командующий северным военным сектором, затем военной зоной Константина. С 1961 г. в генштабе АНО. После завоевания Алжиром независимости в 1962 г. был назначен командующим 5-м военным округом (Константина), в 1964 г. – 2-м военным округом (Оран). В 1965 – январе 1979 гг. член Революционного совета Алжира. В январе 1979 г. избран генеральным секретарем партии Фронт национального освобождения. 7 февраля 1979 г. избран президентом Алжира. Является также министром национальной обороны, главнокомандующим вооруженными силами, председателем высшего совета безопасности.

1929
Владимир Иванович Горячих
дирижер-хормейстер, педагог, заслуженный деятель искусств России. В 1962-1978 гг. художественный руководитель Государственного Уральского русского народного хора. Автор вокально-инструментальной музыки, песен "Дороженька", "Из-за синих гор", "На калине соловейка", "Белые слезы черемух", "Провожала сокола", кантат.

1929
В.И.Пятков
российский художник-пейзажист (Московская область), заслуженный художник Российской Федерации (2006)

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1929
Уи́льям Эдгар То́рнтон (William Edgar Thornton)
астронавт НАСА. Совершил два космических полёта: в качестве специалиста полёта на шаттле «Челленджер» — STS-8 (1983) и в качестве специалиста полёта на шаттле «Челленджер» — STS-51B (1985). Родился в городе Фейзон, штат Северная Каролина. Начальную и среднюю школу окончил в Фейзоне. В 1952 году окончил Университет Северной Каролины и получил степень бакалавра наук по физике. В 1963 году в том же Университете защитил диссертацию и получил степень доктор медицины. Во время обучения в институте прошел обучение по программе подготовки офицеров запаса ВВС. С 1952 по 1956 год служил дежурным офицером в инструментальной лаборатории на авиационном летно-испытательном полигоне. Служил так же консультантом при Командовании полигона. В 1956 году ушёл в резерв для продолжения обучения и освоения новой специальности. В 1956—1959 годах работал главным инженером в отделе электроники лаборатории Del Mar Engineering Labs в Лос-Анджелесе. Затем организовал и руководил отделом авиационной радиоэлектроники. Получив в 1963 году степень доктора медицины, в течение года работал врачом-интерном в госпитале ВВС США на базе ВВС США Лэкланд, в Сан-Антонио, штат Техас. В 1964 году вернулся на активную службу в ВВС США.
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STS-8 — удар молнии за несколько часов до старта.
Получил назначение в Управление авиационно-космической медицины ВВС на базе ВВС Брукс. В том же 1964 году прошёл начальную подготовку в качестве бортврача. Имеет налёт на реактивных самолётах около 2500 часов. Имеет более 50 патентов на различные изобретения. 4 августа 1967 года был одним из одиннадцати учёных, зачисленных в отряд астронавтов НАСА во время 6-го набора. Прошёл курс общекосмической подготовки (ОКП). Прошёл лётную подготовку на базе ВВС Рис в Техасе. Участвовал в качестве врача — члена экипажа в проведении эксперимента по наземному моделированию 56-дневной работы экипажа астронавтов в макете станции Скайлэб, помещённой в вакуумную камеру. Входил в экипажи поддержки всех трёх экспедиций на станцию Скайлэб. Был основным разработчиком экспериментов по измерению массы тела, антропометрическим измерениям, изучению динамики кровообращения и особенностей перемещения крови в организме под влиянием невесомости.
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STS-8 — старт.
После начала работ по программе Спейс шаттл прошёл подготовку к полётам в качестве специалиста полёта. Принимал участие в качестве специалиста полёта в проведении эксперимента по моделированию работы в орбитальной лаборатории Спейслэб (эксперимент SMD III). Получил назначение в экипаж STS-8. Космические полёты: Первый полёт — STS-8, шаттл «Челленджер». C 30 августа по 5 сентября 1983 года в качестве специалиста полёта шаттла. Продолжительность полёта составила 6 суток 1 час 10 минут; Второй полёт — STS-51B, шаттл «Дискавери». C 29 апреля по 5 мая 1985 года в качестве специалиста полёта шаттла. Продолжительность полёта составила 7 суток 00 часов 10 минут. Общая продолжительность полётов в космос — 13 сут 1 ч 17 мин 29 с. Ушел из отряда астронавтов и из НАСА 31 мая 1994 года. Совершив свои полёты в возрасте 54 и 56 лет, Уильям Торнтон в течение 2 лет являлся старейшим в мире действующим космонавтом, пока в 1985 году его не превзошёл Карл Хенайз. После ухода в 1994 году из НАСА работал доцентом на кафедре медицины медицинского отделения Университета Техаса в Галвестоне и адъюнкт-профессором Университета Хьюстона в Клэр-Лэйк. Автор большого количества публикаций по вопросам авиационной и космической медицины. Награды: Орден «Легион почёта» (1956); Медаль «За исключительные заслуги» (1972); дважды — Медаль «За космический полёт» (1983 и 1985) и многие другие. Жена — Элизабет Дженнивер Фоулер, у него двое сыновей.

1930
Брэдфорд Диллмен
американский актер.

1930
Валерий Петрович Евтушенко
журналист, краевед, историк, внук Н.П.Матвеева-Амурского (город Ижевск, Удмуртия). Родился во Владивостоке, в семье дочери Н.П.Матвеева – Татьяны Николаевны Матвеевой-Евтушенко и Петра Корнельевича Евтушенко. В связи с арестом отца в 1937 году ему вместе с матерью и младшим братом пришлось покинуть город Владивосток. С детства Евтушенко писал стихи, освоил много профессий, но главным делом жизни стала журналистика. Работал в разных газетах Оренбургской области, Прикамья и на радио города Сарапул. На протяжении многих лет занимался краеведческми поисками. Является автором книг, вышедших в издательстве «Удмуртия» г. Ижевск: очерк «У храбрых есть только бессмертие» (1965), книга «Комиссар» (1976), документально-художественная повесть «Красное утро» (1982). В своей новой книге «Древо плодоносящее» (2004) В.П.Евтушенко делится воспоминаниями о яркой, творческой и во многом трагичной жизни представителей известной в культурной жизни Дальнего Востока семьи Матвеевых.

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1930
Витаутас Прано Жалакявичюс (литовское имя - Vytautas Žalakevičius)
литовский режиссер, сценарист. Народный артист РСФСР (1980), народный артист Литовской ССР (1981). Лауреат Государственной премии Литовской ССР (1984). Родился в Каунасе (Литва). В 1948–1950 учился в Каунасском университете, в 1956 окончил режиссерский факультет ВГИКа (мастерская М.Чиаурели и Г.Александрова). Мастерство Жалакявичюса-кинематографиста получило широкое признание: одна из новелл фильма Живые герои (1960), художественным руководителем которого он был, получила Государственную премию Литовской ССР, приз «Большой янтарь» на фестивале Прибалтийских республик и Белоруссии, а также главный приз Международного кинофестиваля в Карловых Варах и приз ФИПРЕССИ. Однако подлинный успех пришел к режиссеру после фильма Никто не хотел умирать (1965; Главный приз Всесоюзного кинофестиваля в Киеве, 1966; премия Ленинского комсомола, 1966; Государственная премия СССР, 1967). Снятая в сдержанной, суровой манере лента о братьях Локисах, мстящих за смерть отца, на самом деле рассказывала не просто историю одной литовской семьи. В начале фильма камера делала заметное движение вперед, словно приглашая зрителей войти в пространство, где разыгрывается трагедия народа, расколотого войной, и в этом тесном, узком, давящем пространстве нет иного выбора – или победить, или погибнуть. Финал фильма, когда считавшийся местным дурачком Святой Йонас вдруг оказывается самим Домовым, командиром «лесных братьев», подчеркивает не только сложность характеров. Бой на улицах деревни жесток, и в нем не может быть компромиссов, ибо обе стороны воюют за свою землю, и умирать не хочет никто. Отъезд камеры в конце помогает вновь выйти за пределы рассказа, взглянуть на происходящее отрешенно и понять, с кем ты сам. Трагическая черно-белая гамма, в которой принципиально решен фильм, широкий экран, позволяющий обозреть панораму происходящего, великолепный актерский ансамбль (первые большие роли Р.Адомайтиса, Ю.Будрайтиса, А.Масюлиса и Д.Баниониса) сделали фильм одним из лучших фильмов 1960-х годов. Снятые позднее фильмы Это сладкое слово – свобода! (1973; Главный приз МКФ в Москве, 1973; премия на МКФ в Роттердаме, 1974) и Кентавры (1979; Главный приз ВКФ в Ашхабаде, 1979) принесли режиссеру новые награды. Откровенная фарсовость актерской игры подчеркивала несоизмеримость происходящего на экране и недавних (1973) событий в Чили. Попытка создать памфлет о тоталитаризме обернулась явным социальным заказом. Из последующих работ Жалакявичюса следует отметить фильм Рассказ неизвестного человека (1980), воссоздававший атмосферу прозы А.П.Чехова, и экранизацию прозы Б.Пильняка Повесть непогашенной луны (1990), где он выступил как сценарист. На творческой судьбе режиссера сказались непростое балансирование между союзным центром (в 1974–1980 Жалакявичюс работал на киностудии «Мосфильм», преподавал на Высших сценарных курсах) и родиной (в 1962–1975 и с 1980 был художественным руководителем Литовской киностудии и с этого же года заместителем председателя Госкино Литовской ССР) и разыгравшиеся затем бурные политические события. Умер в Вильнюсе 12 ноября 1996 года. Награжден орденом Трудового Красного Знамени и медалями. Сочинения: Медведи, перевод с литовского, "Искусство кино", 1965, №6.

1930
Владимир Иванович Зубов
российский ученый в области механики и процессов управления, заведующий кафедрой Санкт-Петербургского государственного университета, член-корреспондент Российской Академии Наук, доктор физико-математических наук, профессор. Лауреат Государственной премии СССР (1968). Умер в 2000 году.

1930
Джей Робинсон
американский актер.

1930
Иржи Скобла
чешский спортсмен, чемпион Европы 1954 года в толкании ядра, бронзовый призер Олимпийских игр 1956 года.

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1931
Владимир Фёдорович Быков
комбайнёр совхоза «Семёновский» Медведевского района Марийской АССР. Родился в деревне Данилово Царёвококшайского уезда Казанской губернии (ныне – деревня Княжна в составе города Йошкар-Ола, столицы Республики Марий Эл) в семье крестьянина. Русский. После окончания 4 классов с 12 лет работал в поле, затем ездовым на лошади в местном колхозе «Передовик». За добросовестный труд в период Великой Отечественной войны несовершеннолетний Володя Быков был награждён медалью. После окончания в 1950 году Новоторъяльской школы механизации сельского хозяйства и курсов комбайнёров стал работать механизатором-комбайнёром Йошкар-Олинской машинно-тракторной станции (МТС), которая располагалась в селе Кузнецово. За штурвалом первого своего комбайна С-4 он проработал до призыва в Советскую Армию в 1954 году. Военную службу проходил артиллерийским мастером в Туркестанском военном округе под Ашхабадом. После увольнения в запас в 1957 году В. Ф. Быков вернулся домой и продолжил работать комбайнёром. В 1960 году колхозы близлежащих деревень объединились в крупный совхоз «Семёновский», который возглавил С.С.Жилин. Владимиру Фёдоровичу довелось работать на комбайнах марки С-4М, СК-3, СК-4, с 1969 года – на комбайне «Сибиряк». За девятую пятилетку (1971–1975) он выполнил почти 3,5 собственных пятилетних плана, в 1972 году награждён орденом Ленина. Указом Президиума Верховного Совета СССР от 10 февраля 1975 года за выдающиеся успехи, достигнутые во Всесоюзном социалистическом соревновании, и проявленную трудовую доблесть в досрочном выполнении заданий девятой пятилетки и принятых обязательств по увеличению производства и продажи государству продуктов земледелия и животноводства Быкову Владимиру Фёдоровичу присвоено званиие Героя Социалистического Труда с вручением ордена Ленина и золотой медали «Серп и Молот». В последующие годы он продолжал демонстрировать лучшие в районе намолоты зернобобовых культур, проработал за штурвалом комбайна в общей сложности 40 лет. В зимнее межсезонье работал в совхозе водителем грузового автомобиля или заступал на дежурство в газовой котельной. В 2002 году В. Ф. Быков вышел на заслуженный отдых, когда ему шёл 72-й год. Избирался депутатом Медведевского районного Совета народных депутатов. Заслуженный механизатор сельского хозяйства РСФСР (08.12.1977).
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Проживал в родной деревне Княжна (до ноября 1967 года – Данилово) Медведевского района Марийской АССР (с 1992 года – Республики Марий Эл). Скончался 2 февраля 2012 года. Награждён 2 орденами Ленина (15 декабря 1972; 10 февраля 1975), медалями, в том числе «За доблестный труд в Великой Отечественной войне 1941–1945г.г.» (6 июня 1945), а также 3 золотыми медалями ВДНХ СССР (1969, 1971, 1973).

1931
Анатолий Васильевич Гилев
челябинский художник

1931
Димитр Добрев
болгарский борец классического стиля, олимпийский чемпион 1960 года в среднем весе.

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1931
Антон Иванович Кайданович
ракторист колхоза «3-я пятилетка» Астраханского района Целиноградской области Казахской ССР. Родился в селе Фёдоровка Новоград-Волынского района Украинской ССР, ныне – Новоград-Волынского района Житомирской области Украины. Поляк.
В конце 1930-х годов семья Кайдановичей в числе спецпереселенцев была депортирована в Акмолинскую область Казахской ССР (ныне – Казахстан). С 1949 года работал прицепщиком в колхозе «3-я пятилетка» Новочеркасского (с 1964 года – Астраханского) района Акмолинской (в 1961–1992 годах – Целиноградской) области. После окончания курсов механизаторов при машинно-тракторной станции (МТС) имени Калинина стал работать трактористом, а позже и комбайнёром. Антон Иванович в совершенстве овладел всеми видами сельскохозяйственной техники, стал механизатором широкого профиля. 12 лет он проработал на одном тракторе ДТ-54, в том числе 3 года без капитального ремонта, поднимал на нём целину в 1954–1956 годах, буксировал им комбайны на уборку первоцелинных урожаев. Только за первые три года 8-й пятилетки с 1964 по 1966 он выработал 5322 гектара мягкой пахоты – по 1772 гектара в год, сэкономив более 7 тонн горюче-смазочных материалов и 585 рублей на ремонте. Указом Президиума Верховного Совета СССР от 19 апреля 1967 года за достигнутые успехи в увеличении производства и заготовок зерна в 1966 году Кайдановичу Антону Ивановичу присвоено звание Героя Социалистического Труда с вручением ордена Ленина и золотой медали «Серп и Молот». Жил в Целиноградской (с 1992 года – Акмолинской) области. Дата смерти не установлена. Награждён орденом Ленина (19 апреля 1967), медалями.

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1931
Анатолий Алексеевич Ламехов
капитан атомного ледокола «Леонид Брежнев» Мурманского морского пароходства. Родился в городе Кольчугино ныне Владимирской области. Русский. Детство прошло в Донбассе (Украина), где он окончил среднюю школу. В 1955 году окончил Североморское высшее военно-морское училище (город Архангельск). Служил в ВМФ. В 1956 году в связи с сокращением Вооружённых Сил был уволен в запас. Был штурманом на судах Севрыбы (ныне – ОАО «Севрыба», город Мурманск). С 1957 года на ледоколах Мурманского морского пароходства «Капитан Белоусов», «Капитан Воронин», «Мурманск»: старший помощник капитана, подменный капитан, капитан. С 1972 года старший помощник капитана строящегося атомного ледокола «Арктика» (капитан Ю.С.Кучиев). В 1977 году участвовал в первом в истории надводного судоходства походе на Северный полюс. В 1983-1984 годах капитан атомного ледокола «Леонид Брежнев» (после 1986 года - «Арктика»). В экстремальных ледовых условиях зимней навигации 1983 года возглавил и обеспечил проводку судов в восточном секторе Арктики; вывел из ледового плена в Восточно-Сибирском и Чукотском морях 22 судна. Указом Президиума Верховного Совета СССР от 2 марта 1984 года за выдающийся вклад в успешное завершение исключительно трудной арктической навигации 1983 года, своевременную доставку народнохозяйственных грузов в арктические порты Якутской АССР и Магаданской области, проявленные при этом мужество и героизм, капитану атомного ледокола «Леонид Брежнев» Ламехову Анатолию Алексеевичу присвоено звание Героя Социалистического Труда с вручением ордена Ленина и золотой медали «Серп и Молот». В 1984-2010 годах капитан атомного ледокола «Россия» ОАО «Мурманское морское пароходство». «Россия» вписала новые страницы в историю освоения Арктики: ранние высокоширотные рейсы на восток, интенсивная работа на трассе Мурманск – Дудинка. Только за два года эксплуатации было пройдено 90 тысяч миль в сложных ледовых условиях, проведено самостоятельно и совместно с другими ледоколами около 400 судов с народнохозяйственными грузами для районов Крайнего Севера и с продукцией Норильского горно-металлургического комбината. В 1990 году ледокол «Россия» под командованием Ламехова впервые в истории мореплавания совершил рейс с иностранными туристами в район Северного полюса. В апреле-мае 1993 года в столь ранние для арктического плавания сроки осуществил сквозную проводку транспортного судна «Кандалакша» от острова Новая Земля до Берингова пролива. Участник многих плаваний в сложнейших условиях Арктики, внес большой вклад в подготовку капитанов атомных ледоколов. Участвовал в государственных испытаниях нескольких атомных ледоколов. С 2010 года А.А.Ламехов – на пенсии. Был самым пожилым действующим капитаном в России. Живёт в Санкт-Петербурге. Награждён советскими орденами Ленина (2 марта 1984), Октябрьской Революции, российским орденом «За заслуги перед Отечеством» 3-й степени (30 декабря 1995), медалями, знаками «Почётному полярнику», «Ветерану «холодной войны» на море».

1932
Мунир Хасанович Агишев
татарский архитектор, главный архитектор города Казани в 1971-1990 гг.

1932
Антони Перкинс
американский киноактер. Учился в Колумбийском университете. Работал в театре и на телевидении. В 1953 г. дебютировал в кино (фильм «Актриса»). Роли в фильмах: «Любовь под вязами» (1958), «На последнем берегу» (1959), «Психоз» (1960), «Процесс» (1962), «Убийство в Восточном экспрессе» (1974), «Преступление по старости» (1984) и др.

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1933
Алексей Захарович Балбеков
заслуженный лётчик-испытатель СССР (17 августа 1978), полковник (1972). Родился в селе Осино-Гай ныне Гавриловского района Тамбовской области. С 1947 жил в городе Рассказово Тамбовской области. В 1952 окончил 10 классов школы и Рассказовский аэроклуб. В армии с ноября 1952. В 1954 окончил Армавирское ВАУЛ, в 1968 — Качинское ВВАУЛ (заочно). Служил в строевых частях ВВС (Центральная группа войск, Венгрия). В октябре 1956 участвовал в ликвидации путча в Венгрии. С августа 1962 по май 1963 — лётчик-испытатель 333-го отдельного смешанного испытательного авиационного полка ГК НИИ ВВС. Участвовал в ряде испытательных работ на «МиГ-15», «МиГ-17», «МиГ-19» и «Ту-16». С мая 1963 по февраль 1975 — лётчик-испытатель ГК НИИ ВВС (1-е Управление, СЛИ ИА). Провёл испытания ракетно-пушечного вооружения по низколетящим целям и воздушным шарам на «МиГ-21СМ», «Су-7Б», «Як-28П»; госиспытания «МиГ-23УБ», «Су-17УМ», «Су-22», «МиГ-23Б», «МиГ-27». С февраля 1975 по июль 1979 — лётчик-испытатель военной приёмки Новосибирского авиазавода. Испытывал серийные «Су-15», «Су-24» и их модификации. Одновременно был лётчиком-инспектором военных приёмок Главного Штаба ВВС. С августа 1979 по январь 1983 — лётчик-испытатель военной приёмки Таганрогского авиазавода. Испытывал серийные «Ту-142М» (1979-1983), «Ту-95МС» (1981-1983) и их модификации. С января 1983 — в запасе. Работал в Таганрогском радиотехническом институте. Жил в городе Таганрог Ростовской области. Умер 6 мая 1999 года. Похоронен в Таганроге, на Новом кладбище. Награждён орденом Ленина (8 июля 1976), медалями. Источники информации: Заслуженные испытатели СССР / А.А.Симонов, — Москва: Авиамир, 2009

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1933
Гвидо Каппелло (Guido Cappello)
итальянский шахматист, двухкратный чемпион Италии (1960, 1963). Умер в Милане в 1996 году.

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1933
Юрий Цолакович Оганесян (армянское имя - Յուրի Ցոլակի Հովհաննիսյան)
советский и российский учёный, специалист в области экспериментальной ядерной физики, академик Российской Академии Наук (2003), научный руководитель Лаборатории ядерных реакций имени Г.Н.Флёрова в Объединённом институте ядерных исследований в Дубне, заведующий кафедрой ядерной физики университета «Дубна». Химический элемент оганесон назван в его честь. Родился в городе Ростов-на-Дону. В 1956 году окончил МИФИ. В 1970 году Оганесяну присвоена степень доктора физико-математических наук, тема докторской диссертации, защищённой в ОИЯИ: «Деление возбужденных ядер и возможности синтеза новых изотопов». Член-корреспондент Академии Наук СССР c 1990 г. — Отделение ядерной физики (ядерная физика). Академик Российской Академии Наук с 2003 г. — Отделение физических наук Российской Академии Наук. Председатель Научного совета Российской Академии Наук по прикладной ядерной физике. Ю.Ц.Оганесян входит в редколлегию и редсоветы журналов «Физика элементарных частиц и атомного ядра», «Europhysics news» и «Ядерная физика». В течение многих лет был членом редакционного совета «J. Phys. G», «Nuclear Physics News International», членом Учёных советов GANIL (Франция) и RIKEN (Япония). Профессор Университета города Париж и Конан Университета (город Кобе, Япония). Избран иностранным членом Сербской академии наук и искусств (1995 г.), иностранным членом Национальной Академии наук Армении. Почётный доктор Франкфуртского университета им. Гёте (Германия, 2002 г.), почётный доктор Университета Мессина (Италия, 2002 г.). Свою научную деятельность Ю.Ц.Оганесян начал в Институте атомной энергии. Являясь ближайшим учеником академика Г.Н.Флёрова, он внёс большой самостоятельный вклад в развитие этого направления как в реализацию оригинальных физических идей, так и в становление экспериментальной базы ускорителей. С 1958 г. научная деятельность Ю.Ц.Оганесяна связана с Лабораторией ядерных реакций (ныне имени Г.Н.Флёрова) Объединённого института ядерных исследований в Дубне. Ю.Ц.Оганесяном проведены фундаментальные исследования механизма взаимодействия сложных ядер. Им было обнаружено и исследовано влияние ядерной структуры на коллективное движение ядер в процессах слияния и деления, он является автором открытия нового класса ядерных реакций — холодного слияния массивных ядер (1974 г.), широко используемых по настоящее время в различных лабораториях мира для синтеза новых элементов вплоть до Z = 112. Ю.Ц.Оганесяну принадлежат основополагающие работы по синтезу новых элементов на пучках тяжёлых ионов. В 1960—1970-х гг. им с сотрудниками были впервые проведены эксперименты по синтезу элементов с Z = 104—108. Для исследований предельно тяжёлых ядер Ю.Ц.Оганесяном были выбраны реакции слияния нейтронно-обогащённых изотопов актинидов с ускоренными ионами кальция-48. В 1999—2010 гг. в этих реакциях были впервые синтезированы атомы с Z равными: 113 (2004 г.), 114 (1998 г.), 115 (2004 г.), 116 (2000 г.), 117 (2010 г.), 118 (2002 г.), свойства распада которых, а именно, значительное увеличение времени жизни (периода полураспада), доказывают существование «островов стабильности» в области сверхтяжёлых элементов. Одновременно, в гонке по открытию новых сверхтяжёлых элементов и экспериментальному доказательству существования «острова стабильности» участвовали коллективы ученых крупнейших лабораторий США, Германии, Японии и Франции.
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Ю.Ц.Оганесян является соавтором открытия тяжёлых элементов таблицы Д.И.Менделеева: 104-го элемента — резерфордий, 105-го элемента — дубний, 106-го элемента — сиборгий, 107-го элемента — борий, синтезы которых были признаны научными открытиями и занесены в Государственный реестр открытий СССР. Для элемента с атомным номером 118 сотрудничающие команды учёных из Объединенного института ядерных исследований в Дубне (Россия) и Ливерморской национальной лаборатории имени Лоуренса (США), участвовавших в его получении, предложили название оганесон и символ Og, которые были утверждены ИЮПАК 28 ноября 2016 года. Автор более 250 научных работ, 3 монографий и более 10 обзоров. Труды: Yu. Oganessian et al., Synthesis of a New Element with Atomic Number Z = 117. Physical Review Letters, v.104, p. 142502 (2010); Yu. Oganessian, Heaviest nuclei from 48Ca-induced reactions. J. of Physics G, v.34, p.R165 (2007); Yu. Oganessian, Synthesis and decay properties of superheavy elements. J. International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry, v.78, p. 889 (2006); Yu. Oganessian et al., Synthesis of the isotopes of elements 118 and 116 in the 249Cf and 245Cm + 48Ca fusion reactions. Physical Review C, v.74, p. 044602, (2006); Ю.Ц.Оганесян, Реакции синтеза тяжелых ядер: краткий итог и перспективы. Ядерная физика. Т.69, No.6. с. 961 (2006); Yu. Oganessian et al., Synthesis of Elements 115 and 113 in the reaction 243Am + 48Ca. Physical Review C, v.72, p. 034611 (2005); Yu. Oganessian, Sizing up the heavyweights. NATURE, v. 413, p. 122 (2001). Награды: Государственная премия СССР (1975); Орден Трудового Красного Знамени; Орден «Знак Почёта»; Орден Дружбы народов; Орден «За заслуги перед Отечеством» III степени (20 ноября 2003) — за выдающийся вклад в развитие ядерной физики, подготовку научных кадров и многолетнюю добросовестную работу; Орден «За заслуги перед Отечеством» IV степени; Орден Почёта (Россия) (28 января 2009) — за достигнутые трудовые успехи и многолетнюю плодотворную работу; Орден Почёта (Армения) (2016) — за выдающиеся достижения в области ядерной физики; Премия имени И.В.Курчатова; Премия имени Г.Н.Флёрова (ОИЯИ, 1993); Премия имени А. фон Гумбольда (Германия, 1995); Мемориальная лекция Манне Сигбана (1999); Премия имени Л.Мейтнер (Европейское физическое общество, 2000); Золотая медаль Национальной Академии наук Армении (2008); Государственная премия Российской Федерации в области науки и технологий 2010 года (9 июня 2011) — «за открытие новой области стабильности сверхтяжёлых элементов»; В честь Ю.Ц.Оганесяна назван 118-й элемент таблицы Менделеева.

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1933
Алексей Тихонович Попов
бригадир горнорабочих очистного забоя шахты имени 7 Ноября производственного объединения «Ленинскуголь» Министерства угольной промышленности СССР, Кемеровская область. Родился в селе Ново-Покровка ныне Республики Хакасия в крестьянской семье. В 1959 году приехал в город Ленинск-Кузнецкий Кемеровской области и устроился на шахту имени 7 Ноября производственного объединения «Ленинскуголь» горнорабочим, затем машинистом шахтных установок. В 1965 году на шахту пришли первые механизированные комплексы, осваивать и внедрять которые доверили бригаде горнорабочих очистного забоя под его руководством. С 1967 года бригада в числе передовых коллективов Кузнецкого бассейна, работающих с нагрузкой 1000 и более тонн в сутки. В бригаде не было нарушений трудовой дисциплины, грубых нарушений техники безопасности. На протяжении многих лет это была школа передового опыта для очистников шахты, рудника, бассейна. Его коллектив показал самые высокие образцы трудовой доблести. 1970-е годы стали для коллектива временем поисков и открытий. Они первыми применили в гидравлической системе комплекса вместо масла эмульсию. В 1975 году за высокопроизводительное использование горной техники был удостоен звания лауреата Государственной премии СССР. Лозунг бригады призывал горняков Ленинского рудника: «Каждому комплексу, механизму, машине – высокую нагрузку!» Коллектив бригады стал первым на руднике 500-тысячником! В 1980 году бригада добывала 850 тысяч тонн угля. Бригада одной из первых поддержала почин бригады Грехова – добыть не менее 1 миллиона тонн угля комплексом без капитального ремонта – и достигла намеченной цели. Указом Президиума Верховного Совета СССР от 28 января 1981 года за выдающиеся производственные успехи, достигнутые в выполнении заданий и социалистических обязательств по добыче угля в десятой пятилетке, и проявленную при этом трудовую доблесть Попову Алексею Тихоновичу присвоено звание Героя Социалистического Труда с вручением ордена Ленина и золотой медали «Серп и Молот». В 1981 году перешёл в отстающую бригаду шахты и вывел её в число стабильно работающих. С 1985 года – на пенсии. Будучи на пенсии работал мастером в профтехучилище № 38. Последние годы жил в Республике Хакасии. Умер 31 марта 1997 года. Похоронен в Хакасии. Лауреат Государственной премии СССР (1975). Награжден 2 орденами Ленина, орденом Октябрьской Революции, медалями знаком «Шахтерская слава» трех степеней.
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В 2011 году на фасаде здания АБК ОАО «СУЭК-Кузбасс» Шахта имени 7 Ноября (город Ленинск-Кузнецкий, улица Шилина, 1) была установлена мемориальная доска А.Т.Попову.

1933
Эмилия Дмитриевна Степанова
кандидат педагогических наук, доцент кафедры педагогики и психологии Карельского государственного педагогического университета, заслуженный учитель школы Карельской АССР.

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1933
Мортон Суботник (Morton Subotnick)
американский композитор. Всемирно известный первооткрыватель электронной музыки, считающийся классиком современного искусства. В его творческом арсенале задействованы самые новейшие аналоговые и цифровые технологии. Его музыка звучала: в 1976, на праздновании двухсотлетнего юбилея США; в 1984, во время Олимпийских Игр... Суботник - автор многочисленных образовательных проектов, дающих детям возможность поэкспериментировать в области сочинения музыки.

1935
Эрих фон Деникен
швейцарский писатель, идейный лидер Палеоастронавтического общества, автор книг "Воспоминания о будущем", "Назад к звездам" и др.

1935
Александр Владимирович Казанский
народный художник России. Родился в Улан-Удэ (Бурятия). Живет и работает в Красноярске. Живописец. В 1955 г. окончил Иркутское художественное училище, в 1961 г. — Московский государственный художественный институт имени В.И.Сурикова. Лауреат республиканского конкурса Бурятской АССР за картину "Рыбаки Байкала" (1964). Республиканская премия Бурятской АССР 1975 г. за заслуги в области изобразительного искусства. Среди основных работ: серия пастелей "Цветы" (1986), "Байкал. Устье реки Мантурихи" (1987), "Байкал, штиль" (1989), "Вечер на Байкале" (1992), "Ранняя весна" (1993), "Горная река" (1994), "Долина Селенги" (1995), "Горы у Байкала" (1995). Действительный член Российской Академии Художеств (1995), Отделение "Урал, Сибирь, Дальний Восток". Народный художник РСФСР (1981). Заслуженный деятель искусств Бурятской АССР (1972). Профессор с 1990 г. Председатель правления Союза художников Бурятской АССР (1966-1969), с 1973 г. — член правления Союза художников РСФСР (с 1992 г. - Союза художников Российской Федерации), с 1990 г. - член правления Союза художников Бурятской АССР.

1935
Лоретта Линн
знаменитая американская кантри-исполнительница.

1935
Джон Чарлз Макдевитт (Джек Макдевитт)
американский писатель, автор романов "Послание Геркулеса", "Военный талант", "Машина Бога", "Берег бесконечности".

1935
Пьеро Скивадзаппа
итальянский режиссёр.

1936
Дмитрий Алексеевич Луньков
режиссер документального кино. В 1959 г. окончил филологический факультет Саратовского государственного университета. Работал журналистом и режиссером на Саратовском телевидении. С 1968 г. работает на студии «Саратовтелефильм» режиссером, затем художественным руководителем студии. Сотрудничает с Нижне-Волжской студией кинохроники и Фондом ТВ-программ (Москва). Более пятидесяти работ в кино на телевидении. Автор книг «Наедине с современниками» (1978), «Куриловские калачи» (1984) и ряда статей в периодической печати. Заслуженный деятель искусств РСФСР (1984). Лауреат Государственной премии РСФСР (1985).

1937
Геннадий Яковлевич Крынкин
российский актер, народный артист РСФСР (1988). Родился в Москве. Учился в Ленинградском военно-инженерном училище, затем в Московском автомеханическом институте, работал резальщиком в типографии. В 1958 году поступил в Студию при Центральном детском театре, где его учителями были Мария Осиповна Кнебель, Анатолий Васильевич Эфрос и Анна Алексеевна Некрасова. В 1961 г. окончил студию при Центральном детском театре, с 1963 г. в Центральном театре Советской Армии (с 1993 г. ЦТРА). Среди ролей: Марат («Мой бедный Марат» А.Н.Арбузова), Губернатор («Давным-давно» А.К.Гладкова), князь Сицкий, Иоанн Грозный («Смерть Иоанна Грозного» А.К.Толстого), Дервоед («Рядовые» А.А.Дударева), Момыш-Улы («Волоколамск - Москва» по А.А.Беку), Крисипп («...забыть Герострата!» Г.И.Горина), Вожак («Оптимистическая трагедия» В.В.Вишневского), Арбенин («Маскарад» М.Ю.Лермонтова), Иван Федорович Епанчин («Идиот» по Ф.М.Достоевскому), Мастаков, Лука («Старик», «На дне» М.Горького), Рогмиллер, он же Фрэд («Провокация» по Ю.С.Семенову), Томас Кромвель («Человек для любой поры» Р.Болта), Васков («А зори здесь тихие...» по Б.Л.Васильеву), Муров, Каркунов («Без вины виноватые», «Сердце не камень» А.Н.Островского), Борман [«Конец» («Последние дни ставки Гитлера») М.Ф.Шатрова], шериф Толбет («Орфей спускается в ад» Т.Уильямса), Астров («Дядя Ваня» А.П.Чехова), Федор Таланов («Нашествие» Л.М.Леонова), Сандро Маглаперидзе («Закон вечности» по Н.В.Думбадзе), граф Пален («Павел I» Д.С.Мережковского), Бессудный («На бойком месте» А.Н.Островского, музыка Г.И.Гладкова, стихи Д.А.Сухарева), Ленард Эрдсли («Боже, храни короля!» С.Моэма), Брабанцио («Отелло» У.Шексп
          John Pilger: Assange Arrest A Warning From History       Comment   Translate Page      

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The glimpse of Julian Assange being dragged from the Ecuadorean embassy in London is an emblem of the times. Might against right. Muscle against the law. Indecency against courage. Six policemen manhandled a sick journalist, his eyes wincing against his first natural light in almost seven years.

That this outrage happened in the heart of London, in the land of Magna Carta, ought to shame and anger all who fear for “democratic” societies. Assange is a political refugee protected by international law, the recipient of asylum under a strict covenant to which Britain is a signatory. The United Nations made this clear in the legal ruling of its Working Party on Arbitrary Detention.

But to hell with that. Let the thugs go in. Directed by the quasi-fascists in Trump’s Washington, in league with Ecuador’s Lenin Moreno, a Latin American Judas and liar seeking to disguise his rancid regime, the British elite abandoned its last imperial myth: that of fairness and justice.

Imagine Tony Blair dragged from his multi-million pound Georgian home in Connaught Square, London, in handcuffs, for onward dispatch to the dock in The Hague. By the standard of Nuremberg, Blair’s “paramount crime” is the deaths of a million Iraqis. Assange’s crime is journalism: holding the rapacious to account, exposing their lies and empowering people all over the world with truth.

The shocking arrest of Assange carries a warning for all who, as Oscar Wilde wrote, “sew the seeds of discontent [without which] there would be no advance towards civilization.” The warning is explicit towards journalists. What happened to the founder and editor of WikiLeaks can happen to you on a newspaper, you in a TV studio, you on radio, you running a podcast.

Assange’s principal media tormentor, The Guardian, a collaborator with the secret state, displayed its nervousness this week with an editorial that scaled new weasel heights. The Guardian has exploited the work of Assange and WikiLeaks in what its previous editor called “the greatest scoop of the last 30 years.” The paper creamed off WikiLeaks’ revelations and claimed the accolades and riches that came with them.

With not a penny going to Julian Assange or to WikiLeaks, a hyped Guardian book led to a lucrative Hollywood movie. The book’s authors, Luke Harding and David Leigh, turned on their source, abused him and disclosed the secret password Assange had given the paper in confidence, which was designed to protect a digital file containing leaked US embassy cables.

Revealing Homicidal Colonial Wars

When Assange was still trapped in the Ecuadorian embassy, Harding joined police outside and gloated on his blog that “Scotland Yard may get the last laugh.” The Guardian then published a series of falsehoods about Assange, not least a discredited claim that a group of Russians and Trump’s man, Paul Manafort, had visited Assange in the embassy. The meetings never happened; it was fake.

But the tone has now changed. “The Assange case is a morally tangled web,” the paper opined. “He (Assange) believes in publishing things that should not be published …. But he has always shone a light on things that should never have been hidden.”

These “things” are the truth about the homicidal way America conducts its colonial wars, the lies of the British Foreign Office in its denial of rights to vulnerable people, such as the Chagos Islanders, the exposé of Hillary Clinton as a backer and beneficiary of jihadism in the Middle East, the detailed description of American ambassadors of how the governments in Syria and Venezuela might be overthrown, and much more. It is all available on the WikiLeaks site.

The Guardian is understandably nervous. Secret policemen have already visited the newspaper and demanded and got the ritual destruction of a hard drive. On this, the paper has form. In 1983, a Foreign Office clerk, Sarah Tisdall, leaked British Government documents showing when American cruise nuclear weapons would arrive in Europe. The Guardian was showered with praise.

When a court order demanded to know the source, instead of the editor going to prison on a fundamental principle of protecting a source, Tisdall was betrayed, prosecuted and served six months.

If Assange is extradited to America for publishing what The Guardian calls truthful “things,” what is to stop the current editor, Katherine Viner, following him, or the previous editor, Alan Rusbridger, or the prolific propagandist Luke Harding?

What is to stop the editors of The New York Times and The Washington Post, who also published morsels of the truth that originated with WikiLeaks, and the editor of El Pais in Spain, and Der Spiegel in Germany and The Sydney Morning Herald in Australia. The list is long.

David McCraw, lead lawyer of The New York Times, wrote: “I think the prosecution [of Assange] would be a very, very bad precedent for publishers … from everything I know, he’s sort of in a classic publisher’s position and the law would have a very hard time distinguishing between The New York Times and WikiLeaks.”

Even if journalists who published WikiLeaks’ leaks are not summoned by an American grand jury, the intimidation of Julian Assange and Chelsea Manning will be enough. Real journalism is being criminalized by thugs in plain sight. Dissent has become an indulgence.

In Australia, the current America-besotted government is prosecuting two whistle-blowers who revealed that Canberra’s spooks bugged the cabinet meetings of the new government of East Timor for the express purpose of cheating the tiny, impoverished nation out of its proper share of the oil and gas resources in the Timor Sea. Their trial will be held in secret. The Australian prime minister, Scott Morrison, is infamous for his part in setting up concentration camps for refugees on the Pacific islands of Nauru and Manus, where children self harm and suicide. In 2014, Morrison proposed mass detention camps for 30,000 people.

Journalism: a Major Threat

Real journalism is the enemy of these disgraces. A decade ago, the Ministry of Defense in London produced a secret document which described the “principal threats” to public order as threefold: terrorists, Russian spies and investigative journalists. The latter was designated the major threat.

The document was duly leaked to WikiLeaks, which published it. “We had no choice,” Assange told me. “It’s very simple. People have a right to know and a right to question and challenge power. That’s true democracy.”

What if Assange and Manning and others in their wake — if there are others — are silenced and “the right to know and question and challenge” is taken away?

In the 1970s, I met Leni Reifenstahl, close friend of Adolf Hitler, whose films helped cast the Nazi spell over Germany.

She told me that the message in her films, the propaganda, was dependent not on “orders from above” but on what she called the “submissive void” of the public.

“Did this submissive void include the liberal, educated bourgeoisie?” I asked her.

“Of course,” she said, “especially the intelligentsia …. When people no longer ask serious questions, they are submissive and malleable. Anything can happen.”

And did. The rest, she might have added, is history.

*  *  *

John Pilger is an Australian-British journalist and filmmaker based in London. Pilger’s Web site is: www.johnpilger.com. In 2017, the British Library announced a John Pilger Archive of all his written and filmed work. The British Film Institute includes his 1979 film, “Year Zero: the Silent Death of Cambodia,” among the 10 most important documentaries of the 20thcentury. Some of his previous contributions to Consortium News can be found here


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En 1941, en plena segunda guerra mundial, Dinamarca era un país ocupado por las tropas de la Alemania nazi. En la capital, Copenhague, vivía, vigilado y controlado, el Niels Bohr, padre de la Física cuántica y premio Nobel en 1922. Hasta allí viajó el que fuera su discípulo, el alemán Werner Heisenberg, padre del principio de Incertidumbre, y que fue galardonado también por la Academia sueca en 1932. Lo que se trató en aquella reunión es un misterio, aunque todo hace indicar que en ella se habló sobre la construcción de la bomba atómica (los dos científicos habían trabajado en la fisión nuclear), en la que estaban empeñados por aquella época tanto los nazis como los aliados; después de su encuentro en Copenhague, Bohr y Heisenberg, anteriormente buenos amigos, no volvieron a verse ni a hablarse. El escritor británico Michael Frayn recreó aquella reunión en una obra de teatro, «Copenhague», que desde que se estrenara en Londres en 1998 se ha convertido en un clásico contemporáneo. 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Han tenido ocasión de comprobarlo en varias ocasiones, puesto que llevan a cuestas ya más de una veintena de funciones desde que se estrenara la obra en Avilés el 15 de febrero pasado. Se pudo comprobar también este fin de semana en el teatro Principal de Zaragoza. Con el aforo del coliseo -ochocientas localidades- prácticamente lleno, el patio de butacas mantenía un silencio reverencial mientras los dos protagonistas hablaban sobre los principios de incertidumbre o de complementariedad, la fisión, el ciclotrón o la mecánica cuántica ondulatoria. Palabra y reflexión «Copenhague», dicen sus intérpretes, es «teatro de palabra, de reflexión». «Es un texto que te hace pensar, y a mí -es Carlos Hipólito quien lo dice- me lleva a meditar sobre cuestiones que están muy presentes en nuestros días, más que, afortunadamente, la bomba atómica: la guerra bacteriológica, la investigación genética». Y es que, al margen de la anécdota del encuentro entre los dos científicos -que Frayn presenta de una forma tan inteligente como dramática, alternando el pasado y el presente, e intercalando la acción con la explicación al público-, «Copenhague» explora cuestiones como la ética, la amistad, la culpa, la lealtadla ideología o el remordimiento. Texto denso, cuyo original lleva la función hasta las dos horas y media, Claudio Tolcachir lo deja en la esencia, buscando el tuétano del conflicto personal de los dos científicos. «Claudio -subraya Hipólito- muestra el lado más humano de cada personaje». No es un texto maniqueo; los dos físicos tienen sus contradicciones, sus luces y sus sombras, el público reparte su empatía por uno y otro -el personaje de Margaret es el contrapunto de los dos, la memoria, la sensatez-. «Teatro teatro» «Copenhague», se oía entre el público al concluir la función, es «teatro teatro». Cierto. Da gusto escuchar a dos actores como Emilio Gutiérrez Caba y Carlos Hipólito, de voces graves, educadas, de impecable dicción -lo mismo se puede decir de Malena Gutiérrez-. Solo por escucharles decir el texto merecería la pena acercarse al teatro. Pero es que además son dos grandes actores, que poseen un notable sentido del ritmo, que dominan el matiz, que pisan el escenario con seguridad. Hipólito tiene la rara virtud de hacer tan suyo el personaje que resulta difícil imaginarse a otro actor encarnándolo, y Gutiérrez Caba le otorga al suyo una hondura como solo los actores de raza saben hacerlo. Esgrima de la palabra Desde que coincidieran en el año 1991 en «La verdad sospechosa», de Lope de Vega, bajo la dirección de Pilar Miró en la Compañía Nacional de Teatro Clásico, Emilio Gutiérrez Caba y Carlos Hipólito no había vuelto a coincidir sobre el escenario. 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          Kim Tightens Leadership Over North Korea In Major Government Reshuffle      Comment   Translate Page      
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Swedish riff lords GRAND MAGUS are set to release their new studio album »Wolf God« on April 19th through Nuclear Blast. Today, the band releases the third single entitled, “A Hall Clad in Gold”. Watch the visualizer video here: Band frontman and general overlord JB states: “Dear headbangers! We have reached the third track from […]
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POSSESSED revealed their first album in over 3 decades, »Revelations Of Oblivion« which will be released on May 10th via Nuclear Blast Records. Today, the band releases their second single, ‘Shadowcult’ with a live clip from their performance at “Live At Bloodstock Open Air 2017” – watch the video for ‘Shadowcult’, here: Jeff Becerra comments, […]
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ISIS ENDGAME: Why the Swiss CIA Created ISIS as Cover for Nuclear and Biological Terror Attacks SHOCK: CERN Identified as Secret Entrance to Subterranean CIA Headquarters Beneath Lake Geneva in Switzerland RED ALERT: 10 Reasons Why Switzerland is Home to the CIA David Chase Taylor April 14, 2019 911Truther.org EARTH, Undisclosed Location — Based on breaking news and events, […]
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ISIS ENDGAME: How & Why the CIA Created ISIS as Cover for Nuclear and Biological Terror Attacks BREAKING NEWS: CERN Is Secret Entrance to Subterranean CIA Headquarters Located Beneath Lake Geneva in Switzerland RED ALERT: 10 Reasons Why Switzerland is Home to the CIA David Chase Taylor April 13, 2019 Truther.org GERMANY, Undisclosed Location — […]
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ISIS ENDGAME: Why the Swiss CIA Created ISIS as Cover for Nuclear and Biological Terror Attacks SHOCK: CERN Identified as Secret Entrance to Subterranean CIA Headquarters Beneath Lake Geneva in Switzerland RED ALERT: 10 Reasons Why Switzerland is Home to the CIA David Chase Taylor April 13, 2019 911Truther.org EARTH, Undisclosed Location — Based on breaking news and events, […]
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GGGGGGRRRRRRR. To quote Tubularbells, I'm in the 'Metal Church' this Sunday... starting off with a couple from the hard drive, then onto some freshly peeled records... Rotting Christ 'The Heretics' 2019 Season of Mist. Our minds and souls are our own churches. Dimmu Borgir 'Eonian' 2018 Nuclear Blast Records. Epic sound with choir vocals added. I always forget how good the next two are. A double album package from Nuclear Blast, Germany. Soilwork 'Natural Born Chaos' 2001 Nuclear Blast Records, Germany. Produced by Devin Townsend, co-produced by Fredrik Nordstrom. Soilwork 'Figure Number Five' 2003 Nuclear Blast Records, Germany. Awesome production and Vinyl, even the white disc.
           Comment on Federal Judge Attacks Trump As Adopting The Same Rhetoric and Tactics As The KKK by Karen S       Comment   Translate Page      
Final vote on Civil Rights Act as amended by Senate: Democrat majority - 153 yay, 91 nay. Republican 136 yay, 35 nay https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/88-1964/h182 This was after the defeat of the Republican civil rights bill. A higher proportion of Democrats voted against the Civil Rights Act than Republicans, and remember, they also voted down the groundbreaking Republican civil rights bill previously. Please note that African Americans started voting Democrat when the Klan was still very active. This was because the party started offering free stuff to get votes. Southern Democrats did not go Republican after the Civil Rights Act. I believe there was only one in Congress who changed party. The South didn’t move more towards Republican until the 1980s, when the Democrats started moving away from patriotism, and went with higher taxes. If the South was going to go Republican because of racism, then they would have all moved en masse when Democrats began openly courting the black vote. And how did they court that vote? Through all the free stuff, the welfare programs that destroyed the black nuclear family and fed the gang violence, gun violence, drugs, high rate of incarceration, and high crime and murder rate. They also proclaimed that the bar needed to be lowered for blacks, sending the usual Democrat message that they were incapable. Have you ever watched any of those interviews where blacks are asked what they think about Democrats claiming they cannot get ID, and that ID laws are racist? They are highly offended at the very idea. They usually say they don’t know anyone who doesn’t have ID. You can’t do much in the US without an ID. You never hear that the Democrat convention is racist because it requires ID. It’s just a falsehood that the Democrat politicians perpetuate. No one seems to stop and wonder why they think a black person can’t get an ID. Why would the Democrat party try so very hard to prevent anyone having to prove who they were at the polls?
           Comment on How Hemp Can Clean Up Radiation From Fukushima Nuclear Disaster by The Free Green Market Pt. 2: The Nuclear Option – The Eye of The Individual       Comment   Translate Page      
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          Political will and Nuclear Deterrence, Case Study of Surgical Strikes 1 and 2      Comment   Translate Page      

The word Deterrence is derived from word Deter which means to stop, discourage (someone) from doing something by instilling doubt or fear of the consequences.Nuclear weapons are extreme weapons. A single nuclear bomb can destroy cities and can bring unbearable loss in both human and financial terms. Nuclear weapons are seen as the ultimate deterrence […]

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C&L's Sat Nite Chiller Theater:  Special Bulletin (1983)

It was the 1980s and the air was redolent with Cold War nuclear anxiety. And in case you wondered what that was like -- or in case you had forgotten -- tonight Chiller Theater brings you "Special Bulletin" -- a made-for-TV nuclear terrorist attack, told in real-time as a series of special bulletins on the fictional RBS news network.

Enjoy!

Open thread below...



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Bloomberg | Nick Wadhams: A fresh divide is emerging between some Trump administration officials and hard-line opponents of Iran in the Senate over how far to go in the White...
          Illinois House passes bill calling for teaching work ethics in schools      Comment   Translate Page      
SPRINGFIELD – Public school students in Illinois might have to start learning about work ethics as early as the sixth grade under a bill that passed the state House on Friday.

Rep. Camille Lilly, a Chicago Democrat, sponsored the bill, which says that beginning in grade 6, “students should be introduced to the importance of developing and applying a work ethic in a variety of contexts.” That includes such concepts as professionalism, trustworthiness, integrity, initiative and respecting authority and arriving on time, according to the bill.

A number of Republicans opposed the bill, arguing that it would be an unfunded mandate on schools and teachers, and that most teachers were already providing that kind of instruction.

The legislation, House Bill 2263, passed by a vote of 69- 39. It now moves to the Senate.

Here’s a look at other bills that passed the House late this week:

HB 3462: Allows school districts to offer courses on hunting safety, based on possible guidelines developed by the State Board of Education. Vote: 114-0

HB 2847: States that employers cannot retaliate against an employee for requesting leave to donate blood, organs, or bone marrow. Vote: 114-0

HB 3302: Updates the state’s law to allow two years for someone to file complaints concerning delays and denials of special education services. Timeline contingent on the creation of the State Board of Education’s “student-specific corrective action plan.” Vote: 114-0

HB 2121: Removes the lifetime ban on becoming a school bus driver for those convicted of a cannabis misdemeanor in the past 20 years. Vote: 108-0

HB 2259: Requires the Department of Heathcare and Family Services to create a list of preferred medical drugs in collaboration with the state’s Medicaid managed care organizations. Vote: 112-0

HB 2: Creates a list of 21 rights for women in pregnancy and childbirth, for which the Department of Public Health must create rules to protect. Aimed at addressing disparate rates of infant and mother mortality and health care for minorities. Vote: 67-35

HB 190: Requires school districts to connect “at-risk” students with academic support programs, and to notify parents of such support programs, both within the school and the community. Vote: 91-22

HB 2540: Allows for the creation and regulation of blockchain companies in Illinois. Also tasks the state with producing a blockchain study and report, both for the regulation of it and for how it relates to the banking sector. Vote: 113-0

HB 2766: Requires one mental health specialist for every 1,000 people employed by sheriff offices, police departments, and firefighter stations. Creates the First Responders Suicide Prevention Act. Vote: 113-0

HB 1690: Defines rules for when a court may expunge or seal someone’s record for a DUI. Provides five conditions under which it could happen, among them a first offense causing no death or injury to others. Vote: 69-36

HB 331: Paves the way for more cameras to be placed along Cook County expressways. Allows use of images for investigations and roadway hazards, but not for the enforcement of petty offenses. Money for the cameras to come out of the Road Fund. Vote: 109-0

HB 3503: Requires insurers to offer coverage of hearing instruments for people 65 or over. Vote: 111-0

HB 3424: Creates the Veterans’ Disability Compensation Task Force to improve the rate that veterans’ disability claims are approved by the federal government, and to align Illinois’ veterans compensation with those of other states. Vote: 114-0

HB 471: Says the state’s Department of Insurance must approve the rates of individual and small group accident and health policies written in compliance with the Affordable Care Act. If the rate increases are found to be “unreasonable,” they will be disapproved. Vote: 73-41

HB 1613: Requires the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority provide a report every three years based on traffic stop data in the state. Estimated cost of $504,000 over next three years for a consultant to assist the study. The Illinois Department of Transportation will no longer be the office to contract out the study and data analysis, as it has in the past. Vote: 75-30

HB 2165: In order to get a high school diploma, at least one year of a student’s required three years of mathematics must be Algebra I, and one year must include geometry content. Vote: 115-0

HB 359: Allows college and university Boards of Trustees to sell surplus real estate, and use the proceeds for deferred maintenance and emergency repairs. Vote: 114-0

HB 124: Requires police officers must be at least 21 years old, or 20 if they have completed a certain number of college credit hours. Vote: 115-0

HB 2625: Says the General Assembly must redraw the subcircuit boundaries of the circuit court of Cook County after the 2020 census. Vote: 98-12, 3 present

HB 907: Requires the Department of Public Health create an online database for mental health resources geared toward school counselors, parents, teachers, school social workers, and school support personnel. Specifically in regard to school shootings and bullying. Vote: 114-0

HB 254: Requires school boards to report number of actively employed teachers, pupil-teacher ratios, class instructors, and class sections to the State Board of Education, which will then post a publicly-available report on that information in 2021. School boards must annually give information to SBOE thereafter for continuing reports. Vote: 84-30

HB 840: Requires the Illinois Commerce Commission create a biannual report, beginning in April 2020, concerning the decommissioning of nuclear power plants in the state. Vote: 73-40

HB 1587: Allows that when a court is imposing sentences for offenses that require mandatory minimum imprisonments, it may instead sentence an offender to probation, conditional discharge, or a lesser term of imprisonment on three conditions: if the offense involves the use or possession of drugs, retail theft, or driving on a revoked license due to unpaid financial obligations; if the defendant does not pose a risk to public safety; and if the “interest of justice” requires the alternative sentences. Vote: 61-48

HB 938: Allows non-home rule municipalities to use the proceeds of the non-home rule municipal retailers’ occupation tax for municipal operations, expenditures on public infrastructure, or property tax relief. Vote: 98-13

HB 2562: Creates a Public Defender Quality Defense Task Force to study public defenders’ caseloads and quality of legal services throughout the state. Vote: 111-2

HB 94: Allows inmates who were sentenced before June 19, 1998, to receive sentence credits on the completion of programs determined by the Illinois Department of Corrections. Vote: 61-47

HB 2244: Says those on parole or mandatory supervised release may not frequent “places where controlled substances are illegally sold, used, distributed, or administered.” Adds they may not knowingly associate with other persons on parole or mandatory supervised released without permission of the parole agent. Lastly, adds they may not knowingly associate with organized gang members. Vote: 62-51

HB 1115: Defines rules for the electronic monitoring of sex offenders on parole or mandatory supervised release. Vote: 62-49

HB 465: Provides various rules on the disclosure and listing of “maximum allowable costs” of prescription drugs in contracts between health insurers and pharmacy benefit managers. Vote: 113-0

HB 122: Creates the Office of the Ombudsman for Behavioral Health Access to Care within the Department of Human Services to help Illinoisans access behavioral health care, including for mental health conditions and substance use disorders. The new office would be subject to appropriated funds from the General Assembly. Vote: 79-33

HB 1440: Tasks the Illinois State Police with creating a sexual assault evidence tracking system based on the recommendations made by the Sexual Assault Evidence Tracking and Reporting Commission in its June 26, 2018 report. Vote: 112-0

HB 2247: Subject to funds from the General Assembly, the Department of Human Services’ Division of Mental Health should develop and implement a slew of community-based pilot programs for counseling and mental health services to underserved communities. Includes social media campaigns. Vote: 113-0

HB 3606: Adds rules for the publishing of online information about K-12 students. Creates the Student Data Protection Oversight Committee, which must give recommendations on legislation and policy revisions. Adds parental consent to publishing some types of student data in directories, for example. Vote: 71-40, 2 present

HB 2028: Says the Illinois Department of State Police shall pay or reimburse up to $20,000 (an increase from the current level of $10,000) for the burial expenses of state officers killed on duty. Provides an identical monetary change for the burial benefit paid to the surviving spouse or estate of an officer or fireman killed on duty. Vote: 112-0

HB 3390: Requires dog and cat boarding kennels to have at least one fire alarm system or fire sprinkler system in every building that houses animals, if the kennel is not staffed at all times. Vote: 95-16

HB 2670: Reduces the restrictions on opening a business for those with past criminal offenses. Defines terms and provides flexibility to various state departments, including the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, in reviewing the circumstances around past offenses. Vote: 69-42


          Seven Royal Navy sailors booted off nuclear sub for snorting cocaine      Comment   Translate Page      
SEVEN Royal Navy sailors have been booted off a nuclear sub over a drugs scandal. The crew members from HMS Talent—a ‘hunter killer’ sub armed with Tomahawk cruise missiles— were caught taking cocaine after a wild party while docked at the Devonport Naval Base in Plymouth. HMS Talent had been due to sail on Friday […]
          Kim open to another summit with Trump, with conditions      Comment   Translate Page      
Kim's speech came hours after Trump and South Korean President Moon Jae-in met in Washington and agreed on importance of nuclear talks with North Korea
          Where Relations Stand Between The U.S., South Korea And North Korea      Comment   Translate Page      
Copyright 2019 NPR. To see more, visit ARI SHAPIRO, HOST: Let's dig in a little deeper to where relations with North Korea stand in light of today's meeting between President Trump and South Korean President Moon. Jean Lee is back in the studio with us. She's an expert on North Korea at the Wilson Center. Good to have you here. JEAN LEE: Hello. SHAPIRO: So tremendous potential, President Trump says - what's your take on his remarks and President Moon's remarks? LEE: There's some signaling going on here. Really, President Moon was here for 24 hours. He did a - he made a lightning-quick trip here to Washington, D.C., to see what he could do to salvage these negotiations. But what's - you know, regardless of the tough discussions that he and President Trump most likely had about how to define denuclearization, where to ease up on sanctions - if they ease up at all - though, if you take a step back, this is a great signal to Kim Jong Un. Kim Jong Un certainly was perplexed by what happened
          Kim open to another summit with Trump, with conditions      Comment   Translate Page      
PYONGYANG, North Korea – North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said he is open to a third summit with President Donald Trump, but set the year's end as a deadline for Washington to offer mutually acceptable terms for an agreement to salvage the high-stakes nuclear diplomacy, the North's state-run media said Saturday.

Kim made the comments during a speech Friday at a session of North Korea's rubber stamp parliament, which made a slew of personnel changes that bolstered his diplomatic lineup amid stalemated negotiations with the United States. His speech came hours after Trump and visiting South Korean President Moon Jae-in met in Washington and agreed on the importance of nuclear talks with North Korea.

"We of course place importance on resolving problems through dialogue and negotiations. But U.S.-style dialogue of unilaterally pushing its demands doesn't fit us, and we have no interest in it," Kim said during the speech.

According to the Korean Central News Agency, or KCNA, Kim blamed the collapse of his summit with Trump in February on what he described as unilateral demands by the United States, which he said raised questions over whether Washington has genuine willingness to improve relations. But Kim said his personal relationship with Trump remains good and that they could exchange letters at "any time."

Trump responded to the remarks by saying he agreed with Kim about their relationship, and also expressed a desire for another summit.

"I agree with Kim Jong Un of North Korea that our personal relationship remains very good, perhaps the term excellent would be even more accurate, and that a third Summit would be good in that we fully understand where we each stand," Trump wrote on Twitter.

"North Korea has tremendous potential for ... extraordinary growth, economic success and riches under the leadership of Chairman Kim. I look forward to the day, which could be soon, when Nuclear Weapons and Sanctions can be removed, and then watching North Korea become one of the most successful nations of the World!" he tweeted.

In his speech, Kim repeated earlier claims that North Korea's crippled economy would persevere through heavy international sanctions imposed over its nuclear weapons program and that he wouldn't "obsess over summitry with the United States out of thirst for sanctions relief."

The United States has said the summit in Vietnam broke down because of the North's excessive demands for sanctions relief in return for limited disarmament measures. In their first summit last June in Singapore, Trump and Kim issued a vague statement calling for a nuclear-free Korean Peninsula without describing when or how it would occur.

Kim said the United States has been refusing to withdraw what the North perceives as "hostile policies" while sticking to "mistaken judgment that we would succumb to maximum pressure." He said the North would not compromise on the "fundamental interests of our country and people, even by a speck," and blamed the United States for arriving in Hanoi with "completely unrealizable plans."

"If the United States approaches us with the right manner and offers to hold a third North Korea-U.S. leaders' summit on the condition of finding solutions we could mutually accept, then we do have a willingness to give it one more try," Kim added. "We will wait with patience until the end of the year for the United States to come up with a courageous decision. But it will clearly be difficult for a good opportunity like last time to come up."

Kim also during the speech made a nationalistic call for South Korea to support the North's positions more strongly and criticized Seoul for acting like an "overstepping mediator" between Washington and Pyongyang. Kim held three summits last year with Moon, who lobbied hard to revive the nuclear talks between the United States and North Korea. Following the collapse of the Trump-Kim summit, the North had been urging the South to break away from Washington and proceed with inter-Korean economic projects that are currently held back by U.S.-led sanctions against the North.

"The South should not act as an 'overstepping mediator' or a 'facilitator' and should rather get its mind straight as a member of the (Korean) nation and boldly speak up for the interest of the nation," Kim said.

When asked about Kim's comments, South Korea's presidential office said Seoul is committed toward keeping the atmosphere of dialogue alive and helping negotiations between Washington and Pyongyang resume at an early date.

On Friday, KCNA reported that Kim was reelected as chairman of the State Affairs Commission, the nation's most important decision-making body, during a session of the Supreme People's Assembly that praised his "outstanding ideological and theoretical wisdom and experienced and seasoned leadership."

Experts say the new appointments may be a sign of Kim's desire to keep recent months of up-and-down nuclear diplomacy alive rather than returning to the threats and weapons tests that characterized 2017, when many feared war on the Korean Peninsula.

But the lack of substantial disarmament commitments from the North and the deepening impasse in nuclear negotiations have fueled doubts over whether Kim would ever voluntarily relinquish an arsenal he may see as his strongest guarantee of survival.

Some experts say it's becoming clear the North intends to turn the talks with the United States into a bilateral arms reduction negotiation between two nuclear states, rather than a unilateral process of surrendering its arsenal.

Kim has signed vague statements calling for the "complete denuclearization" of the peninsula in his meetings with Trump and Moon. But North Korea for decades has been pushing a concept of denuclearization that bears no resemblance to the American definition, with Pyongyang vowing to pursue nuclear development until the United States removes its troops and the nuclear umbrella defending South Korea and Japan.


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Chernobyl: The History of a Nuclear Catastrophe by Serhii Plokhy Book details Title: Chernobyl: The History of a Nuclear Catastrophe Author: Serhii Plokhy Pages: 432 Format: PDF / EPUB / MOBI ISBN: 9781541617094 Publisher: Basic Books Description Chernobyl: The History of a Nuclear Catastrophe by Serhii Plokhy From a preeminent historian of Eastern Europe, the definitive history of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster On the morning of April 26, 1986, Europe witnessed the worst nuclear disaster in history: the explosion of a reactor at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in Soviet Ukraine. Dozens died of radiation poisoning, fallout contaminated half the continent, and thousands fell ill. In Chernobyl, Serhii Plokhy draws on new sources to tell the dramatic stories of the firefighters, scientists, and soldiers who heroically extinguished the nuclear inferno. He lays bare the flaws of the Soviet nuclear industry, tracing the disaster to the authoritarian character of Communist party rule, the regime's control of scientific information, and its emphasis on economic development over all else. Today, the risk of another Chernobyl looms in the mismanagement of nuclear power in the developing world. A moving and definitive account, Chernobyl is also an urgent call to action. Links for download book Available formats: PDF / EPUB / MOBI CLICK HERE FOR DOWNLOAD EBOOK The Chernobyl Nuclear Accident 25 Years Later - Scientific American 25 Years After: Scenes from Chernobyl--The Worst Nuclear Accident in History [ Slide Show]. On the eve of the 25th anniversary of the nuclear disaster at theChernobyl power plant in Ukraine, Scientific American frequent contributor Charles Q. Choi traveled to the site and snapped these haunting images. March 18, 2011  Chernobyl all-time worst nuclear accident | Human World | EarthSky The meltdown at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant on April 26, 1986 exposed 572 million people to radiation. It was far worse than the 2011 No other reactor incident has ever received this Level 7 “major accident” designation in the history of nuclear power. Chernobyl and Fukushima earned it  Chernobyl History & Present Radiation Risk | CHERNOBYLwel The Chernobyl nuclear power plant accident occurred on April 26, 1986. It was the largest nuclear energy disaster in history. The explosion took place in the fourth block of
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It’s just my guess but I think that Jesus was most likely the son of Enlil. “Only begotten son”?  I’ll bet that actually was only human son. And Enlil was breaking his own commandment, so the whole thing had to be done very carefully. You see Enlil was correcting what had gone wrong with the mission with regards to humans, and that was mostly caused by Marduk, who was ambitious. He wanted to establish rule on earth so that when they all went back home, he would have a claim to power. On earth it ended in a war, a nuclear war. And the evidence of that still exists. You go to the Dead Sea valley you will find it. Scientists already have. But it makes perfect sense that Enlil would do this because he was also correcting one of his own mistakes, making the Hebrews his chosen people. He needed his religion to be exported to the rest of humanity.  You see, I think that up until the time of Jesus, the Hebrews had been controlled by Enki and later Marduk. After all, they did come from Sumer. Enlil had to break that chain.  And, even more importantly, up until Jesus, humans had been convicted without trial vis-a-vis original sin, and Jesus freed humanity from that b.s. That was a necessary step going forward. When you know the whole story, all the pieces fall into place, like a giant jigsaw puzzle. Once you have enough pieces in place you can see the big picture.


          Department of Labor adds dozens of steps that may delay healthcare for Cold War nuclear workers via KNOX News      Comment   Translate Page      
Brittany Crocker Sick and injured Cold War nuclear workers are likely to see delays in their health care claims because the Department of Labor has added dozens of steps to the process, according to a home care provider that helps the workers. The program provides medical care to former nuclear and uranium mine workers who were exposed […]
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Safety problems for the past five years prevented Los Alamos National Laboratory from using an important building built to temporarily store and load drums of radioactive waste. But officials on Friday said the structure, known as the Radioassay and Nondestructive Testing Shipping Facility, or RANT, has reopened. The building passed safety inspections earlier this year […]
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          Postdoctoral Fellow, Global Institute for Food Security (Plant X-ray and Nuclear Imaging) - Global Institute For Food Security (GIFS) - Saskatoon, SK      Comment   Translate Page      
Postdoctoral Fellow, Global Institute for Food Security (Plant X-ray and Nuclear Imaging) Status: Term up to 3 years, with the possibility of extension... $50,000 - $60,000 a year
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          Field Service Representative I - ProTechnics - Core Laboratories - Rock Springs, WY      Comment   Translate Page      
Responsible for effective communication with regulatory inspectors and/or auditors of state and/or federal Departments of Health, Nuclear Regulatory agencies,...
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          Security Officer - Upscale - G4S - Sinclair, WY      Comment   Translate Page      
G4S is a security provider for the United States government, fortune 500 companies, nuclear power plants, oil and gas companies, airport, ports, banks,... $15.50 an hour
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          Kim’s Idea For A Third Summit With Trump Is Just Garbage      Comment   Translate Page      
Apologies for the rather caustic title, but the latest release from Pyongyang regarding a possible third summit between Kim Jong-un and President Trump is completely unserious and shows that any American hopes for actual denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula are wholly unrealistic. The “offer” of another summit came during a speech Kim gave to Parliament. While the possibility of further progress is a worthy goal, North Korea’s diminutive dictator is already putting conditions on his potential participation and they clearly add up to what many of us suspected all along. Kim wants major sanctions relief and resources for his...
          Trump se expresa con entusiasmo sobre posible tercera cumbre con Kim - El Comercio - Perú      Comment   Translate Page      
  1. Trump se expresa con entusiasmo sobre posible tercera cumbre con Kim  El Comercio - Perú
  2. Kim Jong-un afirmó que está dispuesto a volver a reunirse con Donald Trump y el estadounidense dijo que la rel  Infobae America
  3. Kim dice que EE. UU. debe detener la ‘forma actual de cálculo’ para continuar conversaciones nucleares  CNN
  4. Kim Jong-un está dispuesto a reunirse una vez más con Donald Trump  El Nacional.com
  5. Donald Trump dice que su relación con el líder norcoreano es "excelente" y sigue abierto a una tercera cumbre  Clarín
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          Postdoctoral Fellow, Global Institute for Food Security (Plant X-ray and Nuclear Imaging) - Global Institute For Food Security (GIFS) - Saskatoon, SK      Comment   Translate Page      
Inquiries regarding this position can be directed to Megan Paul at 306-966-3722. Postdoctoral Fellow, Global Institute for Food Security (Plant X-ray and... $50,000 - $60,000 a year
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          4/14/2019: Strictly Curse Strikes Again!: Seven sailors caught taking cocaine are booted off nuclear sub      Comment   Translate Page      

SEVEN sailors have been kicked off a Royal Navy ‘ hunter killer’ nuclear submarine after being caught taking cocaine, The Mail on Sunday can reveal. In one of the worst scandals to hit the Navy, the crew members from HMS Talent – which is armed with...
          The future is here      Comment   Translate Page      
Trumpieboy just announced he is supporting 5 G, something China has recently pushed too.

What is 5 G?

Gizmodo article (for later reading)

-------------------

Scott Adams (Dilbert) discusses why it is good at the end of this podcast including it's ability to enable education.


he also has been pushing these newfangled and safe nuclear reactors, which could revolutionize the way we obtain energy.

more at MIT review: safe nuclear power, half the price.

-------------------------------
Dilbert also discusses Trumpieboy's trolling of the Democrats by saying he's going to move immigrants to their "safe" cities instead of settling them in the poorer regions of the south and Southwest.

Heads explode. But why? Don't they want cheap nannies/maids/gardeners/construction workers? (yes, I'm being sarcastic. My immigrant family members work at these jobs, but it is also well known that affluent areas of the country frequently hire illegals to do these jobs because they don't have to pay as much: For example, no workman's comp or social security taxes for them and you can threaten to fire them if they complain about working overtime or in dangerous areas...when a boss made a threat against my son that he'd call "la migra", my son laughed at him...he is a US Citizen, but what about the other workers?).


one more comment on his discussion of immigration:

What no one is discussing is that maybe the "solution" is not just to build a wall or stop the funding of the caravans by people who have an agenda to change the demographics of the USA (not to actually help poor people) but to cut crime and corruption in these countries.

This can be done: but when someone tries to do it, the SJW/human rights types oppose this solution.

For example, Duterte has cut crime here, but the SJW (and the Catholic bishops) are busy demonizing him (often by taking his jokes/irony out of context) because hey, stopping criminals by rough justice is evil....

my answer: Yes, it is evil: better to convert the criminals to embrace Jesus. 

But from a pragmatic standpoint, rough justice works. Here the "carrot and stick" approach to drug gangs and drug addicts who were fueling the crime wave enabled the ordinary folks to live in safety. But alas too many of the politicians are using the corrupt and inefficient court system to get away with their crimes, and even when they are arrested, the international human rights types take their part and pressure the courts to let them go.

Yes, Mrs. George Clooney, I am talking about you.




          Vice President Bids & Strategy - SNC-Lavalin - Mississauga, ON      Comment   Translate Page      
Reporting to the Senior Vice-President, Marketing and Business Development, Nuclear, the VP of Bids and Strategy has as a primary responsibility to ensure the...
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          CHILDREN OF BODOM - Hexed Box - 2 300      Comment   Translate Page      
LTD. 500 Mailorder Edition Prodávám zde kopii striktně omezené na 500 ks Nuclear Blast Mailorder Edition z nového Children of Bodom "Hexed". Vrcholem je exkluzivní socha Reapera. Tato edice byla vyprodaná dlouho před vydáním! Krabice je ...
          'The Wings Of War' Is Another Powerful Musical Salvo From Overkill      Comment   Translate Page      
Courtesy: Nuclear Blast Records Don’t fix what’s not broken.  We all know and have used that old ada
          Gas, nuclear lobbies butt heads as Senate takes up nuclear-rescue bill      Comment   Translate Page      

Katie Meyer / WITF

Republican Senator Ryan Aument testifies in favor of his bill to save two of Pennsylvania’s five nuclear plants from early retirement.

(Harrisburg) — A bill aimed at saving two of Pennsylvania’s nuclear power plants from early retirement is getting an expectedly mixed reception in the state Senate.

The first committee hearing on the measure Wednesday saw nuclear and natural gas proponents clash over how to make Pennsylvania’s energy markets fair.

The proposal would recognize Pennsylvania’s five nuclear plants as carbon-free energy, and add them to the commonwealth’s Alternative Energy Portfolio Standard.

That law requires electric utilities to buy power from clean sources, like wind and solar. By adding nuclear to the mix, proponents hope to bolster it in a market increasingly dominated by natural gas.

Gas lobbyists argue nuclear plants are already mostly profitable, save Three Mile Island, which has only one reactor.

Marcellus Shale Coalition President Dave Spigelmyer said giving them a leg up is unfair.

“No real reason has been given to pass this legislation, other than we need the money to enhance our profit margin and to charge more for nuclear power,” he said. “This is a battle being waged against your constituents, the rate payer of Pennsylvania.”

The bill is expected to add about $1.53 per month to the average consumer’s electric bill, according to the Public Utility Commission.

Lancaster County Republican Senator Ryan Aument, who’s sponsoring the bill, didn’t dispute that. But he argued that Pennsylvania “will end up paying far more in the future if our nuclear power plants are permitted to prematurely retire.”

He is basing that assessment on an analysis from the Brattle Group, which studied potential impacts of all five of the commonwealth’s nuclear plants shutting down.

The researchers reported that the reduction of in-state energy production would likely drive electric utilities to purchase power from other states at a markup to consumers. That, they estimated, would result in a markup of around $6.6 billion over 10 years — about 37 percent of which would fall on residential customers.

A parallel bill in the House has gotten similar responses.

The Senate version has a few major differences. For one, it includes a provision that requires a nuclear plant to refund money from the AEPS credit if it fails to produce electricity. And it gives non-nuclear resources more opportunity to use the new tier 3 credits — a potential boost to renewables.

That lack of inclusion was a key reason environmental groups balked at the House’s initial proposal. But after the Senate bill was released, a representative for the Natural Resources Defense Council said it was “deeply flawed.”

Without intervention, the Three Mile Island nuclear reactor near Harrisburg is expected to close in September. The Beaver Valley plant outside Pittsburgh faces a 2021 retirement.


          Comentário sobre Submarino nuclear: Amazul e Marinha se preparam para iniciar o projeto detalhado por MF1      Comment   Translate Page      
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          Comentário sobre Submarino nuclear: Amazul e Marinha se preparam para iniciar o projeto detalhado por MF1      Comment   Translate Page      
Meu caro essa era a pretensão da MB numa época que nossa economia estava bem. Agora se chegarmos a 8 submarinos e 12 escoltas modernas até 2035, já agradeça para o alto. Este plano é irrealizável .
          Comentário sobre Submarino nuclear: Amazul e Marinha se preparam para iniciar o projeto detalhado por Enes      Comment   Translate Page      
Contra-medidas e manobras anti torpédicas.
          Comentário sobre Política Naval da Marinha do Brasil por Paulo costa      Comment   Translate Page      
Fernando Que argumento ridículo e esse seu ...pensamento medíocre !!! A Marinha de um País gigante como o nosso não pode ser medíocre e deve e merece ter porta-aviões, submarinos nucleares e tudo que julgar necessário para garantir a soberania em nossos mares territoriais. Deixe suas frustações políticas e ideológicas longe das forças armadas e tenha orgulho do País que vive ...
          Newspec Pty Ltd - lamp system      Comment   Translate Page      
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          Líder norte-coreano dá até o fim do ano para que EUA se tornem mais flexíveis      Comment   Translate Page      
Trump e Kim se reuniram duas vezes, mas fracassando em concordar sobre um acordo que retire sanções em troca de a Coreia do Norte abandonar seus programas nuclear e de mísseis
          CND’s day-glo nuclear waste barrel campaign      Comment   Translate Page      
ANTI-nuclear campaigners in East Lancashire will be dressing as radioactive waste barrels to reinforce their campaigning this week.
          Process Safety Engineer - Sinclair Wyoming Refining Company - Sinclair, WY      Comment   Translate Page      
A Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or relevant technical degree preferred, with 5 years experience in petroleum refining, chemical manufacturing, nuclear, or...
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           Seven sailors caught taking cocaine are booted off nuclear submarine       Comment   Translate Page      
The sailors attended a drug-fuelled party after the 5,300-ton boat docked at Devonport Naval Base. They failed a compulsory drugs test ahead of a mission to track Russian subs in the Arctic Circle.
          Kim open to another summit with Trump, with conditions      Comment   Translate Page      

Kim open to another summit with Trump, with conditionsPYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said he is open to a third summit with President Donald Trump, but set the year's end as a deadline for Washington to offer mutually acceptable terms for an agreement to salvage the high-stakes nuclear diplomacy, the North's state-run media said Saturday.



           Trump says a third nuclear summit with Kim Jong Un is on the table       Comment   Translate Page      
'I agree with Kim Jong Un of North Korea that our personal relationship remains very good, perhaps the term excellent would be even more accurate,' Trump said in a tweet on Saturday.
          C&L’s Sat Nite Chiller Theater: Special Bulletin (1983)      Comment   Translate Page      
It was a 1980s & a air was redolent with Cold War nuclear anxiety. & in case you wondered what that was like — or in case you had forgotten — tonight Chiller aater brings you “Special Bulletin” — a made-for-TV nuclear terrorist attack, told in real-time as a series of special bulletins on a […]
           Comment on Twenty-two reasons to rapidly develop Thorium based Nuclear Power generation. by visionar2013       Comment   Translate Page      
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          Medical Imaging Tech - III - Sheridan Memorial Hospital - Sheridan, WY      Comment   Translate Page      
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          Abe opens new town hall, checks reconstruction work in areas affected by 2011 Fukushima nuclear crisis      Comment   Translate Page      
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Sunday checked progress in reconstruction efforts in Fukushima Prefecture, site of the March 2011 nuclear power station disaster.Abe attended a ...
          Contract Management Manager - Nuclear - Tractebel - Brussel      Comment   Translate Page      
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          Project Support Office Manager - Nuclear - Tractebel - Brussel      Comment   Translate Page      
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          Senior Project Manager - Nuclear - Tractebel - Brussel      Comment   Translate Page      
The “Fleet D&D” group is responsible for the projects related to the decommissioning of the Belgian Nuclear Power Plants of Electrabel....
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           Comment on Pinker polymathic by Happy Heyoka       Comment   Translate Page      
It's interesting that while there is a discussion of the number and capacity of the existing US nuclear plants, there is nothing in that NYT article about maintaining them. I am not a huge fan of nuclear energy but failing to maintain the infrastructure until we have decent alternatives in place is a pretty dumb move - an example being the impending decommissioning of the Diablo Canyon plant in California (~17GWh per year). I suppose that spruiking for and/or building new exciting designs is sexier and more financially rewarding than maintaining the boring old stuff?
          Physician - Neurology      Comment   Translate Page      
Posted on: 2019-04-14

Practice where you play!

St.  Mary's Hospital and Regional Medical Center is seeking a BC/ BE neurologist to be part of a growing Neuroscience program and Primary Stroke Center. We are looking for a general neurologist with a passion for stroke care to practice general neurology.
 
This employed opportunity will be a combination of both outpatient and inpatient practice. Enjoy a large referral base from a multi-county catchment area, a collegial medical staff of over 400, and a full compliment of additional hospital services. A full array of neuro-technology testing is available, state of the art imaging with PACS, comprehensive neurosurgical support, and the only EMU between Denver and Salt Lake City. Enjoy competitive pay, benefits, CME, and much more. 

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          Cardiology Sonographer - PRN      Comment   Translate Page      
Posted on: 2019-04-14

You.

 

You bring your body, mind, heart and spirit to your work as a Cardiovascular Sonographer / Cardiovascular Echo Ultrasound Technician.

 

Your compassion is tangible: patients they feel it in the hand they hold. Families feel it in your prayers. Colleagues feel it in your support.

 

You know how to move fast. You know how to stay organized. You know how to have fun.

 

Youre great at what you do, but you want to be part of something even greater. Because you believe that while individuals can be strong, the right team is invincible.

 

Us.

 

The Non-Invasive testing department provides cardiac diagnostic testing with includes: 

 

        Stress testing:  Exercise, Chemical and Nuclear

        Echo Stress Testing

        Transthoracic Echocardiograms

        Transesophageal Echocardiograms (TEE)

        3D Intraoperative TEE

        Cardioversions

        Holter Monitoring: set-up and scanning

 

Services are provided to pediatrics and adults in the inpatient, outpatient and clinic settings.

 

St. Vincent Healthcare is part of SCL Health, a faith-based, nonprofit healthcare organization that focuses on person-centered care. Our 286-bed level II trauma center has provided care in Montana and the surrounding area since 1898, and our 30-clinic network ensures community needs are met. We offer comprehensive, specialty care, including a hospital within a hospital specifically for children, and are proud to extend SCL Healths mission by treating the poor, the vulnerable, our community and each other.

 

Benefits are one of the ways we encourage health for you and your family. Our generous package includes medical, dental and vision coverage. But health is more than a well-working body: it encompasses body, mind and social well-being. To that end, weve launched a Healthy Living program to address your holistic health. Healthy Living includes financial incentives, digital tools, tobacco cessation, classes, counseling and paid time off. We also offer financial wellness tools and retirement planning.

 

We.

 

Together well align mission and careers, values and workplace. Well encourage joy and take pride in our integrity.

 

Well laugh at each others jokes (even the bad ones). Well hello and high five. Well celebrate milestones and acknowledge the value of spirituality in healing.

 

Were proud of what we know, which includes how much there is to learn.

 

Your day.

 

As a CV Sonographer / CV Echo Ultrasound Tech you need to know how to:

 

        Perform a variety of Ultrasound procedures that utilize high frequency sound waves to evaluate internal organs and vessels for the diagnosis of disease. Prepare exam room. Obtain informed consent, and requests an accurate clinical history as necessary for the exam. Review patient history and determine proper selection of protocols. Explain method of examination and position patient. Assess the patients status and needs, complete appropriate diagnostic techniques/tests to ascertain patients on-going condition, and perform the necessary interventions.

        Review and evaluate completed tests for quality, completeness, and type of test ordered. Ensure quality images. Coordinate the preparation of images/exams and needed documentation for physician partners.

        Document and communicate patient related information thoroughly and accurately. Inform patient of physicians instructions or ancillary caregivers observations or concerns and take same into consideration in providing appropriate care.

        Meet the needs of the patient, family and multi-disciplinary team through effective communication, coordination and documentation ensuring safety, care, courtesy and efficiency. Ensure safe and effective hand off between shifts by communicating clearly with oncoming shift.

        Monitor equipment reliability and safety. Report issues and/or repairs or service due. Order and stock supplies, clean rooms, and equipment to maintain work environment. Transport patients as needed.

        Actively participate in quality initiatives, including patient satisfaction, patient care, and workflow.

        Promote mission, vision, and values of SCL Health, and abide by service behavior standards.

        Perform other duties as assigned.

 

Your experience.

 

We hire people, not resumes. But we also expect excellence, which is why we require:

 

        Associates Degree, required

        American Registry of Radiologic Technology ARRT (S) or ARDMS registry, required

        RDCS - Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer and RCS - Registered Cardiac Sonographer. required within eighteen (18) months of hire

        Health Care Provider Life Support certification, required

        At least one (1) year of ultrasound experience, preferred

 

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          Jammu and Kashmir an integral part of India, won’t allow separate PM for the state: PM Modi in Kathua      Comment   Translate Page      
The outgoing Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said that Jammu and Kashmir was an integral part of India and that no one would be allowed to demand for a separate prime minister for the state. “Pakistan was also saying that we have nuclear weapons. But everyone knows what we did. We will never allow […]
          The Yin and Yang of cancer genes.      Comment   Translate Page      

The Yin and Yang of cancer genes.

Gene. 2019 Apr 10;:

Authors: Bashyam MD, Animireddy S, Bala P, Naz A, George SA

Abstract
Cancer is caused by malfunctioning of genes that normally regulate cardinal processes including various nuclear functions, cell division and survival, cell surface to nucleus signaling cascades, etc. Cancer associated genes are often classified as oncogenes (OCGs) or tumor suppressor genes (TSGs) depending on whether they promote or suppress tumorigenesis, respectively. Such strict classification of cancer genes may however be an over-simplification. Several studies have highlighted a dual role for cancer genes, often impacting the same facet of tumorigenesis. Knowledge of a possible dichotomy of a cancer gene (particularly an OCG) is imperative when evaluating its possible utility as a therapeutic target. Though previous studies have extensively evaluated specific examples of cancer genes exhibiting a dual nature, efforts to unravel the molecular basis for such contrasting functions have been fewer. The current review is an attempt to delineate molecular events underlying the functional dichotomy of cancer genes at the DNA (mutations, gene fusions, etc.), RNA (alternative splicing, regulation through non-coding RNAs, etc.) and protein (isoforms, mis-localisation, post-translational modifications, proteolytic cleavage, etc.) levels.

PMID: 30980945 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]


          Gastrin promotes angiogenesis by activating HIF-1α/β-catenin/VEGF signaling in gastric cancer.      Comment   Translate Page      

Gastrin promotes angiogenesis by activating HIF-1α/β-catenin/VEGF signaling in gastric cancer.

Gene. 2019 Apr 10;:

Authors: Tang E, Wang Y, Liu T, Yan B

Abstract
Angiogenesis is recognized as a sign of cancer and facilitates cancer progression and metastasis. Suppression of angiogenesis is a desirable strategy for gastric cancer (GC) management. In this study, we showed a novel role of gastrin in angiogenesis of GC. We observed that treatment with gastrin 17 (G17) increased the proliferation of AGS cells and enhanced tube formation during normoxia and hypoxia. The expression level of VEGF were increased by G17 treatment as well. Experiments on the mechanism showed that G17 promoted HIF-1α expression, which subsequently enhanced β-catenin nuclear localization and activation of TCF3 and LEF1 and finally resulted in angiogenesis by upregulating VEGF. An in vivo experiment confirmed that G17 enhanced GC cell proliferation and angiogenesis in the resultant tumor. In conclusion, our findings indicate that gastrin promotes angiogenesis via activating HIF-1α/β-catenin/VEGF axis in GC.

PMID: 30980943 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]


          Game of Thrones and climate change: brace yourselves, summer is coming!      Comment   Translate Page      
Photo: Public domain via PXhere. https://pxhere.com/en/photo/780571 By Cassia Moraes Imagine a world where political clans fight for power while ignoring a threat never seen before—and which could annihilate their societies without much consideration for human-made boundaries. That narrative could describe the eighth and final season of Game of Thrones, set for release on April 14, … Continua la lettura di Game of Thrones and climate change: brace yourselves, summer is coming!
          Sharp Teeth      Comment   Translate Page      
Video: Sharp Teeth
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Studio: Singa Home Entertainment
Toxic heavy water from University nuclear leaks into its nearby nature reserve March changing the local fish. Luscious Lola Dent, nature journalist student gets her teeth into this meaty story to make the presidents honor list .buff laid back rookie Harbor police officer, Andy Kline would rather workout and make out than do boring shoreline patrols .At romantic sunset, a giant carp surfaces and grabs a canceling student couple. For student newspaper prize story, Lola uses her charm to persuade Andy to do some unofficial cruising after reports of missing local's surfaces severed fingers and other body parts .Eccentric environmentalist demonstrators get in the way of both university and nature reserve fundraising procedures. When government money comes in for environmental l carp barrier, more than one group becomes agitated. Director Frank waters of the nature reserve has means to other income streams .corralled giant carp runs out aquatic and acquired human food ,it expands its diet to local marina adding a twist to the shadows of Lola and Gretsa over Andy and Earl. Blending suspense humor and romance, you'll remember the carp hysteria and loony characters in sharp teeth.

Stars: Ilene Elkaim, Melanie Staley, Andrew Huisman, Ethan Edwards, Trevor Crane

          Nails - Release New Single, North American Tour Dates Confirmed      Comment   Translate Page      
<a href=/bands/band.php?band_id=5749&bandname=Nails>Nails</a> have returned with the release of a new song, entitled "I Don't Want To Know You". The digital single out now is accompanied by the b-side "Endless Resistance", which features guest Max Cavalera (ex-<a href=/bands/band.php?band_id=151&bandname=Sepultura>Sepultura</a>, <a href=/bands/band.php?band_id=943&bandname=Soulfly>Soulfly</a>, <a href=/bands/band.php?band_id=2895&bandname=Cavalera+Conspiracy>Cavalera Conspiracy</a>). Pre-orders are now available <a href="https://media.nuclearblast.de/shoplanding/2019/Nails/idwtky/idontwanttoknowyou.html">here</a> for a limited edition 7" vinyl that will be released on June 7th via Nuclear Blast Records and will include an additional remix of "Endless Resistance." <a href="/events/news_comments.php?news_id=35635>Read more...</a>
          Characterization of circular RNA expression profiles in cumulus cells from patients with polycystic ovary syndrome.      Comment   Translate Page      
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Characterization of circular RNA expression profiles in cumulus cells from patients with polycystic ovary syndrome.

Fertil Steril. 2019 Apr 09;:

Authors: Che Q, Liu M, Xu J, Liu Y, Cao X, Dong X, Liu S

Abstract
OBJECTIVE: To determine aberrant circular RNA (circRNA) expression profiles in cumulus cells from polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) patients and identify their potential biological functions.
DESIGN: Circular RNAs microarray analysis of human tissue.
SETTING: University hospital.
PATIENT(S): A total of 40 women, including 20 PCOS patients and 20 non-PCOS patients.
INTERVENTION(S): None.
MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE(S): A circRNA microarray containing probes that interrogate 21,442 human circRNAs to investigate differentially expressed circRNAs in cumulus cells, with potential target genes of significantly changed circRNAs and biological functions measured by microRNA support vector regression (mirSVR) and gene ontology (GO) analysis, with Kyoto Encyclopedia of Genes and Genomes (KEGG) pathway analysis.
RESULT(S): A total of 1,032 circRNAs were identified that were differentially expressed in PCOS cumulus cells, including 311 circRNAs increase and 721 circRNAs decrease (fold change ≥2). Four aberrantly expressed circRNAs reached a statistically significant result after Bonferroni correction (with Bonferroni correction, only circRNAs for which P < .05/21,442 = 2.3 × 10-6 were considered statistically significant). Further analysis showed that aberrantly expressed circRNAs harbored microRNA binding sites, and some microRNAs were associated with PCOS. The GO and KEGG biological pathway analysis indicated that the genes with protein binding, mitotic nuclear envelope disassembly and metabolic pathways were statistically significantly enriched.
CONCLUSION(S): Our data suggest that the aberrantly expressed circRNAs and their targeted genes might be associated with PCOS, providing new clues to find key diagnostic and therapeutic molecular biomarkers for PCOS patients.

PMID: 30979425 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]


          Postdoctoral Fellow, Global Institute for Food Security (Plant X-ray and Nuclear Imaging) - Global Institute For Food Security (GIFS) - Saskatoon, SK      Comment   Translate Page      
Inquiries regarding this position can be directed to Megan Paul at 306-966-3722. Postdoctoral Fellow, Global Institute for Food Security (Plant X-ray and... $50,000 - $60,000 a year
From Global Institute For Food Security (GIFS) - Tue, 02 Apr 2019 17:04:40 GMT - View all Saskatoon, SK jobs
          Senior Writer (18 Month Temporary) - Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO) - Toronto, ON      Comment   Translate Page      
Liaise with graphic designers, photographers, translators, illustrators, and printers during. The Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO) is responsible...
From Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO) - Wed, 10 Apr 2019 21:26:22 GMT - View all Toronto, ON jobs
          Japan’s PM visits Fukushima nuke plant in revival message      Comment   Translate Page      
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Sunday visited the Fukushima nuclear plant, which sank into meltdowns after a tsunami eight years ago, in an effort to highlight revival and safety … Click to Continue »
          Japan’s PM visits Fukushima nuke plant in revival message      Comment   Translate Page      
TOKYO — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Sunday visited the Fukushima nuclear plant, which sank into meltdowns after a tsunami eight years ago, in an effort to highlight revival and safety as the nation prepares to host the 2020 Olympics. The visit by Abe, who last went to the Fukushima Dai-ichi plant five years […]
          IAEA Mission Says Germany Is Committed to Strengthening Safety, Sees Areas for Further Enhancement      Comment   Translate Page      

IAEA Mission Says Germany Is Committed to Strengthening Safety, Sees Areas for Further Enhancement

11/2019
Bonn, Germany
An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) team of experts said Germany is committed to strengthening its regulatory framework for nuclear and radiation safety. The team also noted areas for further enhancement.
The Integrated Regulatory Review Service (IRRS) team on 12 April concluded a two-week mission to review the regulatory safety framework in Germany. The mission was conducted at the request of the Government of Germany and hosted by the Federal Ministry for Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU). The team of senior nuclear and radiation safety experts also met with representatives of the Federal Office for the Safety of Nuclear Waste Management, Federal Office for Radiation Protection and authorities from seven state governments.
Using IAEA safety standards and international good practices, IRRS missions are designed to strengthen the effectiveness of the national regulatory infrastructure, while recognizing the responsibility of each country to ensure nuclear and radiation safety.
Germany, which currently operates seven nuclear power reactors, aims to end commercial nuclear power operations by the end of 2022. The country has another 29 power reactors in permanent shutdown that will require dismantling and decommissioning and has begun a process to select a site for disposal of high level radioactive waste. Germany also operates seven research reactors for research and medical isotope production.
“Germany has demonstrated a strong commitment to nuclear and radiation safety during a period of significant transition,” said team leader Dan Dorman, Deputy Executive Director of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission of the United States. “This team has identified a number of opportunities to clarify guidance within the regulatory framework to promote efficiency and consistency while maintaining a high level of safety.”
The IRRS team said Germany has strong practices and processes in place that ensure comprehensive regulatory oversight.
“I am very pleased that the most recent IRRS mission confirms that our nuclear supervision meets international requirements. Even though Germany has decided to phase out nuclear energy, the safety of our nuclear facilities remains a top priority for us,” said Svenja Schulze, Minister for BMU. “Moreover, we want to be able to support our neighbouring countries as a competent partner even after the phase-out. This is very important since nuclear hazards cannot be contained by national borders.”
The review covered the following areas: responsibilities and functions of the government; the global nuclear safety regime; responsibilities and functions of the regulatory body; BMU’s management system and activities including authorization, review and assessment, inspection, enforcement and the development of regulations and guides; emergency preparedness and response; occupational radiation protection; fuel cycle and radioactive waste management facilities and decommissioning.
The 21-member team comprised 17 senior regulatory experts from 16 countries as well as four IAEA staff members.
“This mission raises awareness about Germany’s ongoing work to enhance regulatory effectiveness and its commitment to implement the IAEA safety standards, which serve as the basis for IRRS reviews,” said Juan Carlos Lentijo, IAEA Deputy Director General and Head of the Department of Nuclear Safety and Security.
The team identified a good practice in Germany’s emergency preparedness arrangements, which allow all levels of Government to access necessary information at any time.
The team provided recommendations and suggestions to the regulatory authorities, including:
  • They should assess leadership for safety and safety culture on a regular basis.
  • They should establish requirements for the periodic review and update of safety assessments during immediate dismantling.
  • They should include requirements for addressing public inputs during the process of termination of the decommissioning license.
In addition, the IRRS team identified several other areas where further regulatory guidance would be helpful as the country transitions out of nuclear power. They include managing necessary changes to sustain the relevance of the regulatory framework and to support its efficient and consistent application across regulatory authorities.
The final mission report will be provided to the Government in about three months. The Government plans to make the report public.

          Yellow Cake announces next uranium purchase - World Nuclear News      Comment   Translate Page      
Yellow Cake announces next uranium purchase - World Nuclear News: Yellow Cake plc is to purchase 1.175 million pounds of uranium (45 tU) from KazAtomProm under an existing framework agreement after raising GBP25.9 million (USD33.9 million) through a share placement.
           NEI blog: Want a truly clean EV fleet? Think nuclear to meet load      Comment   Translate Page      

NEI blog: Want a truly clean EV fleet? Think nuclear to meet load


https://www.power-eng.com/articles/2019/04/nei-blog-want-a-truly-clean-ev-fleet-think-nuclear-to-meet-load.html
          Daily on Energy: Industry looks to small ‘plug and play’ power plants as the future of nuclear      Comment   Translate Page      
Daily on Energy: Industry looks to small ‘plug and play’ power plants as the future of nuclear: SIGN UP! If you’d like to continue receiving the Washington Examiner's Daily on Energy newsletter, SUBSCRIBE HERE: http://newsletters.washingtonexaminer.com/newsletter/daily-on-energy/
          How the American Uranium Market Is Poised for a Major - and Profitable - Change      Comment   Translate Page      
How the American Uranium Market Is Poised for a Major - and Profitable - Change: This week, the U.S. Department of Commerce was due to put a recommendation involving the domestic uranium market on President Trump's desk.
He would have 90 days to act on it.
Depending on what happens, the domestic uranium market could become very different very quickly.
At the center of the drama is whether U.S. uranium miners will be granted relief from foreign competition under Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962.
The most direct way this could be done is for the president to decree that uranium is a national security material, although the uranium companies that brought the action have been requesting something less - a quota of usage inside the country reserved for U.S. production.
You would think that would be the case, given the need for uranium in the national arms and naval vessel reactor sectors. That at least is recognized.
U.S. law requires that uranium used for national defense purposes - in nuclear-powered naval vessels, for example, or to replenish nuclear warheads - must be mined, refined and processed domestically.
Unfortunately for the U.S. mining sector, those sources are not new production but defense stockpiles resulting from the Cold Wa
          China Building First Floating Nuclear Power Station in Yellow Sea      Comment   Translate Page      
China Building First Floating Nuclear Power Station in Yellow Sea: China plans to build its first-ever floating nuclear power station in Yellow Sea this year, and plans to build 20 more in future if the first one succeeds.
          Anti-Nuclear Power Hysteria and it’s Significant Contribution to Global Warming - Matus1976 Blog - Philosophy, Science, Politics, Invention      Comment   Translate Page      
Anti-Nuclear Power Hysteria and it’s Significant Contribution to Global Warming - Matus1976 Blog - Philosophy, Science, Politics, Invention
          White House eyes nuclear weapons expert to lead challenge to climate science | Science | AAAS      Comment   Translate Page      
White House eyes nuclear weapons expert to lead challenge to climate science | Science | AAAS: Physicist Paul Robinson once led Sandia National Laboratory
          Coal and gas are far more harmful than nuclear power – Climate Change: Vital Signs of the Planet      Comment   Translate Page      
Coal and gas are far more harmful than nuclear power – Climate Change: Vital Signs of the Planet: Human-caused climate change and air pollution remain major global-scale problems and are both due mostly to fossil fuel burning. Mitigation efforts for both of these problems should be undertaken concurrently in order to maximize effectiveness.
          Trump Admin Gives OK to Sell Nuclear Tech to Saudi Arabia      Comment   Translate Page      
Trump Admin Gives OK to Sell Nuclear Tech to Saudi Arabia: Want to help the erratic, murderous Saudi regime develop nuclear technology? That's OK with the Department of Energy.
          Trump Team Pushed to Illegally Give Saudis Nuclear Tech      Comment   Translate Page      
Trump Team Pushed to Illegally Give Saudis Nuclear Tech: The White House pushed for the sale of nuclear power plants to Saudi Arabia – without seeking congressional approval – according to a report from House Oversight Committe chair Elijah Cummings.
          Trump Backs Third Summit With Kim, Says Relations Very Good - Bloomberg      Comment   Translate Page      
Trump Backs Third Summit With Kim, Says Relations Very Good - Bloomberg: President Donald Trump said relations with Kim Jong Un remain “very good” and he opened the door Saturday for a third summit, hours after the North Korean leader said he’s willing to meet as long as the U.S. offers acceptable terms for a deal by year end.
          The Pentagon wants to boldly go where no nuclear reactor has gone before. It won’t work. - Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists      Comment   Translate Page      
The Pentagon wants to boldly go where no nuclear reactor has gone before. It won’t work. - Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists: They have dubious strategic value, low chance of success, and could spark a uranium-fueled international arms race. So why does the Defense Department think putting small nuclear reactors in combat zones is a good idea?
          Experts Are Horrified by the Military’s Portable Nuclear Reactor      Comment   Translate Page      
Experts Are Horrified by the Military’s Portable Nuclear Reactor: The Army proposed shipping small nuclear reactors around the world to power military outposts. Experts suggest that may not be the wisest strategy.
          North Korean leader dismisses South Korean attempts to mediate nuclear diplomacy | NK News - North Korea News      Comment   Translate Page      
North Korean leader dismisses South Korean attempts to mediate nuclear diplomacy | NK News - North Korea News: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Friday criticized the South Korean government’s attempts to mediate and facilitate nuclear negotiations between Pyongyang and Washington, instead calling on Seoul to work towards the “interests of the nation.” In a policy speech delivered to deputies on the second day of the First Session of the 14th Supreme People’s Assembly
          We can save the planet by building more nuclear plants      Comment   Translate Page      
We can save the planet by building more nuclear plants: The scenario facing New York — nuclear plants closing as officials make rosy promises about renewable energy — has been playing out around the US, and around the world, in recent years.
          (36) Newsom Outlines State Plan To Deal With Destructive Wildfires - YouTube      Comment   Translate Page      
(36) Newsom Outlines State Plan To Deal With Destructive Wildfires - YouTube
          Money for Victims, Uncertainty for PG&E: 'Everything's on the Table' in Newsom's New Wildfire Plan | The California Report | KQED News      Comment   Translate Page      
Money for Victims, Uncertainty for PG&E: 'Everything's on the Table' in Newsom's New Wildfire Plan | The California Report | KQED News: The governor's new report includes controversial revisions to state liability laws and potentially breaking up PG&E.
          The Latest: Governor reopens talks on utility liability | News | heraldcourier.com      Comment   Translate Page      
The Latest: Governor reopens talks on utility liability | News | heraldcourier.com: SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on California Gov. Gavin Newsom's wildfire report (all times local):
          CGNP's Appendix to Reply Comments in R.16-02-007      Comment   Translate Page      

Here's the pair of URLs for Nuclear Wire readers to read CGNP's Appendix
to our Reply Comments in R.16-02-007.
_____


As a consequence of its length, a Notice of Availability is provided to
download CGNP's Appendix to its Reply Comments. The URLs have been
shortened for ease of use. These pair of files are available at:

http://tinyurl.com/Reply-Comments-Appendix-1
The 48-page Appendix Part 1 includes Exhibits A through L.

and

http://tinyurl.com/Reply-Comments-Appendix-2
The 62-page Appendix Part 2 includes Exhibits M through Y.
          Supporting NSE: Kearney Fellowship is legacy of a “Nuclear Green”      Comment   Translate Page      

Supporting NSE: Kearney Fellowship is legacy of a “Nuclear Green”

https://web.mit.edu/nse/news/spotlights/2013/kearney.html
          Japan's PM visits Fukushima nuke plant in revival message      Comment   Translate Page      
TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has visited the Fukushima nuclear plant, which sank into meltdowns after a tsunami eight years ago, in an effort to highlight revival and safety as the nation prepares to host the 2020 Olympics. The vi
          #GoT8 ''Game of Thrones'', serialul tuturor superlativelor      Comment   Translate Page      
Cel mai scump, cel mai vizionat, cel mai piratat, cel mai premiat: serialul TV &#39;&#39;Game of Thrones&#39;&#39;, al cărui al optulea şi totodată ultim sezon va fi difuzat începând cu data de 14 aprilie în 186 de ţări, cumulează numeroase recorduri, relatează AFP. Audienţe excepţionale Lansat în 2011, serialul &#39;&#39;Game of Thrones&#39;&#39;, "GoT" pentru cunoscători, a sedus de la un sezon la altul din ce în ce mai mulţi telespectatori. În 2014, a devenit serialul HBO cu cea mai mare audienţă, detronând renumita producţie &#39;&#39;The Sopranos &#39;&#39;. Ultimul episod din sezonul al şaptelea a fost urmărit în seara în care a fost difuzat de 16,5 milioane de fani în Statele Unite, un record absolut pentru un serial TV. Dincolo de Atlantic, episoadele precedentului sezon difuzat au fost vizionate, în medie, de peste 30 de milioane de persoane, potrivit HBO. Cifre excepţionale sunt înregistrate oriunde este difuzat acest serial. La succesul "Game of Thrones" contribuie şi pirateria online, estimându-se că peste 1 miliard de persoane au urmărit în mod ilegal sezonul al şaptelea, stabilind astfel un nou record. Mai multe posturi de televiziune, precum OCS în Franţa şi Sky Atlantic în Regatul Unit, au decis să îl difuzeze simultan cu difuzarea sa în Statele Unite, adică la miezul nopţii, notează AFP. Buget colosal Cel de al optulea sezon este anunţat drept cel mai scump din istoria serialelor TV, cu un buget de 15 milioane de dolari pe episod, respectiv 90 de milioane de dolari pentru cele şase episoade. Pe lângă efectele speciale, provocările generate de amenajarea decorurilor naturale şi onorariile actorilor (peste 1,1 milioane de dolari pe episod pentru cei mai importanţi cinci actori principali), valoarea facturilor a crescut vertiginos, cu atât mai mult cu cât episoadele acestui ultim sezon sunt mai lungi - o oră şi douăzeci de minute pentru ultimele trei, durate similare celor ale unor filme de lungmetraj. Doar episodul pilot a costat aproape 10 milioane de dolari în condiţiile în care cel mai scump sezon difuzat, al şaptelea, a costat 100 de milioane de dolari. Investiţia este rentabilă, potrivit The New York Times, întrucât franciza "Game of Thrones" a adus anual postului HBO încasări de 1 miliard de dolari. Este, de asemenea, serialul recompensat cu cele mai multe premii Emmy - 47 în total. Top secret După ce patru episoade din sezonul al cincilea au ajuns fraudulos pe internet înainte de difuzarea lor oficială, postul HBO şi-a înăsprit procedurile de comunicare. Cei doi producători principali, David Benioff şi D.B Weiss, care vor regiza ultimul episod, au turnat mai multe variante de final pentru a evita scurgerile de informaţii, o tehnică utilizată anterior şi în cazul serialelor &#39;&#39;The Sopranos&#39;&#39; şi &#39;&#39;Breaking Bad&#39;&#39;. Actriţa Sophie Turner (interpreta personajului Sansa Stark) a mărturisit că a mers în mai multe spaţii de filmare false. De asemenea, un dispozitiv antidronă a fost folosit în timpul filmărilor. Stimularea turismului Cu platouri de filmare în aproximativ treizeci de locaţii din toată lumea, populara sagă fantastică a stimulat turismul pe oriunde a trecut - Irlanda de Nord, Islanda sau localităţile spaniole Osuna şi Girona au asistat la o explozie a numărului de vizitatori, în special datorită circuitelor turistice dedicate, potrivit datelor compilate în cartea &#39;&#39;Game of Thrones décodé&#39;&#39;, semnată de Ava Cahen. În ceea ce priveşte oraşul Dubrovnik din Croaţia, capitala fictivă a Westerosului, King&#39;s Landing, care a asistat la un aflux de turişti datorită serialului, autorităţile au fost nevoite să impună un plafon al numărului de vizitatori. Mode lansate Prenumele personajelor serialului i-au inspirat pe părinţi. În Regatul Unit, Arya se numără printre primele douăzeci de nume date copiilor (343 de copii au primit acest nume în 2017), în timp ce în Statele Unite Khaleesi a intrat în 2014 în top 1.000 cele mai utilizate nume (466 de mici Khaleesi s-au născut în 2017). Nu doar numele au fost imitate. Unul dintre principalii actori, Peter Dinklage, le-a cerut fanilor să nu mai cumpere câini din rasa Husky, precum cei utilizaţi în serial, deoarece numărul acestor animale abandonate în adăposturi a explodat. Acesta a crescut cu 700% după anul 2011 în Regatul Unit, potrivit asociaţiei pentru protecţia animalelor PETA. Fani prezidenţiali Barack Obama, fan al serialului, a cerut prezentarea în avanpremieră a celui de al şaselea sezon după ce HBO a blocat orice predifuzare. Donald Trump a făcut referire în repetate rânduri la deviza emblematică a familiei Stark: &#39;&#39;The winter is coming&#39;&#39; (&#39;&#39;Vine iarna&#39;&#39;). El a publicat pe Twitter mesajul "Sanctions are coming" ("Sancţiunile vin") - deturnând sensul frazei celebre pentru a saluta apropiata reimplementare a sancţiunilor contra autorităţilor de la Teheran, ridicate în urma acordului internaţional din 2015 ce vizează dosarul nuclear iranian, din care Statele Unite s-au retras ulterior - dar şi &#39;&#39;The wall is coming&#39;&#39;, cu referire la zidul de la graniţa cu Mexicul, spre nemulţumirea postului dar şi a unora dintre actori.AGERPRES/(AS - autor: Dana Purgaru, editor: Codruţ Bălu, editor online: Ady Ivaşcu)   Citiţi şi:   #GoT8 Sezonul 8 din &#39;&#39;Urzeala tronurilor&#39;&#39; începe, dar episoadele nu sunt atât de lungi pe cât se &#39;&#39;urzea&#39;&#39;     #GoT8 Cifrele tronurilor: episoadele, premiile, victimele dar şi audienţele   #GoT8 Scurt ghid de supravieţuire în Westeros   #GoT8 Lecţii de limba valyriană pentru cei mai pasionaţi fani ai serialului &#39;&#39;Game of Thrones&#39;&#39;   #GoT8 Arya Stark, cel mai sângeros personaj din serialul &#39;&#39;Game of Thrones&#39;&#39;   #GoT8 Cum s-a schimbat viaţa actorilor care joacă în "Urzeala Tronurilor"   #GoT8 George R. R. Martin, părintele "Game of Thrones&#39;&#39;   #GoT8 Impactul &#39;&#39;Game of Thrones&#39;&#39; asupra televiziunii se va resimţi mult timp după finalul ultimei serii  
          Encore: How We Live Now with Bella DePaulo      Comment   Translate Page      
GuestA close-up examination and exploration, How We Live Now challenges our old concepts of what it means to be a family and have a home, opening the door to the many diverse and thriving experiments of living in twenty-first century America.Across America and around the world, in cities and suburbs and small towns, people from all walks of life are redefining our “lifespaces”—the way we live and who we live with. The traditional nuclear family in their single-family home on a s ...
          How We Live Now with Bella DePaulo      Comment   Translate Page      
EpisodeA close-up examination and exploration, How We Live Now challenges our old concepts of what it means to be a family and have a home, opening the door to the many diverse and thriving experiments of living in twenty-first century America.Across America and around the world, in cities and suburbs and small towns, people from all walks of life are redefining our “lifespaces”—the way we live and who we live with. The traditional nuclear family in their single-family home on a s ...
          Japan’s PM visits Fukushima nuke plant in revival message      Comment   Translate Page      

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Sunday visited the Fukushima nuclear plant, which sank into meltdowns after a tsunami eight years ago, in an effort to highlight revival and safety as the nation prepares to host the 2020 Olympics. The visit by Abe, who last went to the Fukushima Dai-ichi plant five […]
          Radiographer/Clinical Technologist Nuclear Medicine - Hywel Dda University Health Board - Haverfordwest SA61      Comment   Translate Page      
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ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump tweeted on Saturday that he is open to a third summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, citing their “excellent” personal relationship and understanding of “where we each stand.”

“I agree with Kim Jong Un of North Korea that our personal relationship remains very good, perhaps the term excellent would be even more accurate, and that a third Summit would be good in that we fully understand where we each stand,” Trump tweeted before heading to Trump National Golf Club in Sterling, Virginia, for the day.

“North Korea has tremendous potential for… extraordinary growth, economic success and riches under the leadership of Chairman Kim,” Trump added. "I look forward to the day, which could be soon, when Nuclear Weapons and Sanctions can be removed, and then watching North Korea become one of the most successful nations of the World!”

In a speech reported by North Korea’s state-run media, the Korean Central News Agency, Kim announced that he is willing to meet with Trump for a third summit and praised the personal relationship he has developed with Trump.

“As President Trump keeps saying, the personal ties between me and him are not hostile like the relations between the two countries and we still maintain good relations, as to be able to exchange letters asking about health anytime if we want,” Kim said.

But he added that before any meeting, the United States must change its policies toward North Korea and lift sanctions by the end of the year.

In a speech reported by North Korea’s state-run media, the Korean Central News Agency, Kim announced that he is willing to meet with Trump for a third summit and praised the personal relationship he has developed with Trump.

“As President Trump keeps saying, the personal ties between me and him are not hostile like the relations between the two countries and we still maintain good relations, as to be able to exchange letters asking about health anytime if we want,” Kim said.

But he added that before any meeting, the United States must change its policies toward North Korea and lift sanctions by the end of the year.

 “We will wait for a bold decision from the U.S. with patience till the end of this year but I think it will definitely be difficult to get such a good opportunity as the previous summit,” Kim said.

Trump and Kim first met in June 2018 in Singapore, and their negotiations and correspondence via letters continued until their second summt in Hanoi, Vietnam, in February. But the talks broke down and the summit was unexpectedly cut short because North Korea wanted the United States to lift all sanctions, according to Trump. He has not said whether or not he has remained in contact with Kim since Hanoi.

At the White House on Friday, Trump met with South Korean President Moon Jae-in to discuss a path forward with North Korea and the potential for a smaller nuclear disarmament deal.

“There are various smaller deals that could happen,” Trump said “You could work out step-by-step pieces, but at this moment we’re talking about the big deal. The big deal is we have to get rid of nuclear weapons.”

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A prisão de Assange é um aviso da história



Desenho por Nathaniel St. Clair
O vislumbre de Julian Assange sendo arrastado da embaixada equatoriana em Londres é um emblema dos tempos. Pode contra a direita. Muscle contra a lei. Indecência contra a coragem. Seis policiais maltrataram um jornalista doente, seus olhos estremecendo contra sua primeira luz natural em quase sete anos.
Que esse ultraje aconteceu no coração de Londres, na terra da Magna Carta, deveria envergonhar e irritar todos os que temem por sociedades “democráticas”. Assange é um refugiado político protegido pelo direito internacional, o destinatário do asilo sob um estrito pacto ao qual a Grã-Bretanha é signatária. As Nações Unidas deixaram isso claro na decisão legal de seu Grupo de Trabalho sobre Detenção Arbitrária.
Mas para o inferno com isso. Deixem os bandidos entrar. Dirigido pelos quase fascistas em Trump's Washington, em aliança com o equatoriano Lenin Moreno, um judas latino-americano e mentiroso procurando disfarçar seu regime rançoso, a elite britânica abandonou seu último mito imperial: o da justiça e da justiça.
Imagine Tony Blair arrastado de sua casa georgiana de vários milhões de libras em Connaught Square, Londres, algemado, para ser enviado para a doca em Haia. Pelo padrão de Nuremberg, o "crime supremo" de Blair é a morte de um milhão de iraquianos. O crime de Assange é o jornalismo: responsabilizar os vorazes, expor suas mentiras e capacitar as pessoas em todo o mundo com a verdade.
A prisão chocante de Assange carrega um aviso para todos os que, como Oscar Wilde escreveu, “costuram as sementes do descontentamento [sem as quais] não haveria avanço para a civilização”. O aviso é explícito para os jornalistas. O que aconteceu com o fundador e editor do WikiLeaks pode acontecer com você em um jornal, você em um estúdio de TV, você no rádio, você está executando um podcast.
O principal atormentador de mídia de Assange, o Guardian, um colaborador do Estado secreto, mostrou seu nervosismo esta semana com um editorial que escalou novas alturas de doninhas. O The Guardian explorou o trabalho de Assange e do WikiLeaks no que seu editor anterior chamou de “o maior furo dos últimos 30 anos”. O jornal contornou as revelações do WikiLeaks e reivindicou os elogios e riquezas que vieram com eles.
Com nem um centavo indo para Julian Assange ou para o WikiLeaks, um livro do Guardian levou a um lucrativo filme de Hollywood. Os autores do livro, Luke Harding e David Leigh, ligaram sua fonte, abusaram dele e revelaram a senha secreta que Assange havia dado ao jornal em sigilo, que foi projetado para proteger um arquivo digital contendo cabos vazados da embaixada americana.
Com Assange agora preso na embaixada equatoriana, Harding se juntou à polícia do lado de fora e se regozijou em seu blog que “a Scotland Yard pode rir por último”. O Guardian desde então publicou uma série de falsidades sobre Assange, e não menos uma alegação desacreditada de que um grupo de russos e o homem de Trump, Paul Manafort, visitaram Assange na embaixada. As reuniões nunca aconteceram; era falso.
Mas o tom mudou agora. "O caso de Assange é uma teia moralmente emaranhada", opinou o jornal. “Ele (Assange) acredita em publicar coisas que não deveriam ser publicadas… Mas ele sempre iluminou coisas que nunca deveriam ter sido escondidas.
Essas "coisas" são a verdade sobre o modo homicida como a América conduz suas guerras coloniais, as mentiras do Ministério das Relações Exteriores britânico em sua negação de direitos a pessoas vulneráveis, como os habitantes de Chagos, a exposição de Hillary Clinton como apoiadora e beneficiária de o jihadismo no Oriente Médio, a descrição detalhada dos embaixadores americanos sobre como os governos da Síria e da Venezuela poderiam ser derrubados e muito mais. Está tudo disponível no site do WikiLeaks.
O Guardião está compreensivelmente nervoso. Policiais secretos já visitaram o jornal e exigiram e conseguiram a destruição ritual de um disco rígido. Sobre isso, o papel tem forma. Em 1983, uma funcionária do Ministério do Exterior, Sarah Tisdall, vazou documentos do governo britânico que mostravam quando as armas nucleares americanas chegariam à Europa. O Guardião foi regado de elogios.
Quando uma ordem judicial exigia conhecer a fonte, em vez de o editor ser preso por um princípio fundamental de proteção de uma fonte, Tisdall foi traído, processado e cumprido seis meses.
Se Assange for extraditado para a América por publicar o que o Guardião chama de “coisas” verdadeiras, o que impedirá o atual editor, Katherine Viner, de segui-lo, ou o editor anterior, Alan Rusbridger, ou o prolífico propagandista Luke Harding?
O que deve impedir os editores do New York Times e do Washington Post, que também publicaram pedaços da verdade que se originou com o WikiLeaks, e o editor do El Pais na Espanha, e o Der Spiegel na Alemanha e o Sydney Morning Herald na Austrália. A lista é longa.
David McCraw, advogado principal do New York Times, escreveu: “Eu acho que a acusação [de Assange] seria um precedente muito ruim para os editores… de tudo o que eu sei, ele está na posição de uma editora clássica e a lei seria temos muita dificuldade em distinguir entre o New York Times e o WilLeaks. ”
Mesmo que os jornalistas que publicaram os vazamentos do WikiLeaks não sejam convocados por um júri americano, a intimidação de Julian Assange e Chelsea Manning será suficiente. O jornalismo real está sendo criminalizado por bandidos à vista. A dissidência se tornou uma indulgência.
Na Austrália, o atual governo fascinado pelos Estados Unidos está processando dois informantes que revelaram que os espiões de Canberra grampearam as reuniões de gabinete do novo governo de Timor-Leste com o propósito expresso de enganar a pequena e empobrecida nação fora de sua própria parcela do petróleo. e recursos de gás no Mar de Timor. Seu julgamento será realizado em segredo. O primeiro-ministro australiano, Scott Morrison, é famoso por sua participação na criação de campos de concentração para refugiados nas ilhas do Pacífico de Nauru e Manus, onde crianças se machucam e se suicidam. Em 2014, Morrison propôs campos de detenção em massa para 30.000 pessoas.
O jornalismo real é o inimigo dessas desgraças. Uma década atrás, o Ministério da Defesa em Londres produziu um documento secreto que descrevia as três principais ameaças à ordem pública: terroristas, espiões russos e jornalistas investigativos. Este último foi designado como a maior ameaça.
O documento foi vazado para o WikiLeaks, que o publicou. "Não tivemos escolha", disse-me Assange. "É muito simples. As pessoas têm o direito de saber e o direito de questionar e desafiar o poder. Isso é democracia verdadeira.
E se Assange, Manning e outros no seu caminho - se houver outros - forem silenciados e “o direito de saber, questionar e desafiar” for retirado?
Na década de 1970, conheci Leni Reifenstahl, amiga íntima de Adolf Hitler, cujos filmes ajudaram a lançar o feitiço nazista sobre a Alemanha.
Ela me disse que a mensagem em seus filmes, a propaganda, não dependia de "ordens de cima", mas do que ela chamava de "vazio submisso" do público.
“Esse vazio submisso incluiu a burguesia liberal e educada?” Perguntei a ela.
“É claro”, ela disse, “especialmente a intelligentsia…. Quando as pessoas não fazem mais perguntas sérias, elas são submissas e maleáveis. Nada pode acontecer."
E fez.
O resto, ela poderia ter acrescentado, é história.
 tradução literal via computador.
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O neoimperialismo do governo Donald Trump e as guerras em 3D na Venezuela

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“O neoimperialismo, não por novo, deixa de ser imperialismo. É só um nível de maior complexidade”

As mentiras, meu filho, descobrem-se logo,
porque são de duas classes: as mentiras
que têm as pernas curtas
 e as mentiras que têm o nariz longo...
Carlo Collodi, Pinóquio
O que acontece hoje na Venezuela reclama a atualização da teoria sobre o imperialismo. O livro de Lenin foi desbordado pela história. O fato é que, desde meados do século 20, a base econômica do imperialismo mudou e como consequência surgiu uma superestrutura que a reflete e a reforça. Este é um tema que abordei em ocasiões anteriores[i] e que agora tomo apenas como ponto de partida. 


Estamos ante um imperialismo de novo tipo, que inclui o anterior, mas o supera em complexidade. Este neoimperialismo se caracterizas, em grandes traços, pelo seguinte: 
1. O capital global e a globalização capitalista. O vertiginoso desenvolvimento dos meios de comunicação, desde o início do século XX, potencializou o papel do capital comercial que, pouco a pouco, foi se articulando com o capital financeiro (fusão do bancário com o industrial) até criar o capital global com sua respectiva oligarquia. Esta união das três formas de capital em um só feixe é a base da globalização capitalista. 
2. Os monopólios da informação e da hegemonia. A possibilidade real de manipular não apenas a oferta, mas sim a demanda, determina o protagonismo, entre os monopólios tradicionais, dos monopólios da informação. Estes informam notícias que deformam a realidade, com o objetivo de formar uma opinião pública incapaz de reformá-la e muito menos de transformá-la. A missão política dos monopólios da informação é fabricar o consenso a favor do capital, ou seja, converter sua ditadura em hegemonia. 
3. A exportação de ideias e o empirismo comunicativo. À exportação de mercadorias e capitais somou-se a exportação de ideias. Para isso se traça uma política midiática que reforça mensagens que insistem nos sentidos e na comunicação, em detrimento da razão e da prática. Este empirismo comunicativo, capaz de converter as pessoas em receptores passivos de informação, constitui o complemento ideal da exportação de modelos ideológicos. 
4. A repartição cultural do mundo e as guerras em 3D. A repartição do mundo não é só econômica e territorial, mas, sobretudo, cultural. Seu axioma é elementar: quem controla as mentes domina os territórios e os mercados. Como consequência, as guerras são feitas em três dimensões, ou seja, se dirigem ao controle de zonas estratégicas, à exploração de recursos naturais e a derrubar obstáculos ideológicos que freiem o anterior. Todas as guerras imperialistas da história apelaram para um pretexto; o novo neste caso é a possibilidade real que têm os monopólios da informação de enganar a opinião pública. 
Dito de uma só vez, o neoimperialismo é a época do capital global, na qual os monopólios da informação exportam sua ideologia e repartem entre si o mundo culturalmente, mediante o empirismo comunicativo e as guerras em 3D, com o fim de garantir a hegemonia e a globalização do capital em escala planetária. Só preciso ter claro uma coisa: o neoimperialismo, não por novo, deixa de ser imperialismo. É só um nível de maior complexidade, o que exige um enfoque integral.
Reprodução
Enquanto os governos norte-americanos de turno se concentravam no Oriente Médio, a esquerda foi ganhando terreno na América Latina

A guerra da Venezuela é a típica guerra em 3D

O que acontece hoje na República Bolivariana da Venezuela é um exemplo típico de guerra em 3D. Mas, ponhamos o texto em seu contexto para evitar pretextos. 
A cruzada contra o terrorismo iniciada pela administração Bush em 2001 teve como justificativa os atentados contra as Torres Gêmeas e o Pentágono, que foram o pretexto para a caça da Al Qaeda. Depois vieram as guerras contra o Afeganistão, o Iraque, a Líbia e a Síria, assim como a escalada contra o Irã, cada uma segundo um pretexto particular: ocultar Bin Laden, possui armas de destruição em massa, produzir armas nucleares, etecetera. Esta cruzada foi uma guerra neoimperialista porque não apenas pretendia controlar uma zona estratégica e seus recursos petrolíferos, como se disse uma e outra vez, para sobretudo derrubar a Grande Muralha do Islão, que freia a penetração cultural do Ocidente no mundo muçulmano. Isto foi particularmente evidente no caso do Iraque, onde não por casualidade foram destruídas e saqueadas bibliotecas, museus e sítios arqueológicos: havia que destruir um símbolo, desmontar o berço da civilização ocidental, terminar em Bagdá a história que começou na Suméria. A guerra em 3D persegue, a curto prazo, um lugar; a médio prazo, um recurso; a longo prazo, uma ideia. Esse é o esquema. 
Enquanto os governos norte-americanos de turno se concentravam no Oriente Médio, a esquerda foi ganhando terreno na América Latina. Assim que a bota norte-americana foi levantada um pouco, os povos latino-americanos, como se fosse sua tendência natural, giraram para a esquerda. Foi então que surgiram e começaram a se consolidar processos populares como o de Chávez na Venezuela, o de Correa no Equador, o de Evo na Bolívia, o de Mujica no Uruguai, o de Néstor e Cristina Kirchner na Argentina, o de Lula e Dilma no Brasil e o de Daniel Ortega na Nicarágua. Houve tentativas de subversão contra Chávez e Correa, mais um golpe de Estado a Zelaya em Honduras, é verdade; não obstante, a tendência história estava a seu favor. 
Mas no final do governo de Obama, e sobretudo desde que apareceu a administração Trump, o centro de interesse norte-americano tem se deslocado do Oriente Médio para a América Latina. Como consequência, o panorama foi mudando. Em quase todos estes países produziu-se uma virada para a direita ou foram criadas crises que puseram em xeque os governos de esquerda. Tivemos de tudo: traições no mais alto nível, como a do equatoriano Lenín Moreno e a do uruguaio Luis Almagro na OEA; mortes dolorosas, como a de Chávez e a de Fidel; golpes de Estado legais, como o aplicado a Dilma, e encarceramentos, como o de Lula no Brasil; votações populares a favor da ultradireita, como no Brasil e na Argentina; perseguições contra ex-presidentes, como acontece com Cristina e Correa; manifestações agressivas, como as da Nicarágua; e foram ensaiadas todas as técnicas de subversão contra a revolução bolivariana liderada pelo presidente constitucional Nicolás Maduro.

As quatro crises escalonadas

A atual arremetida contra a Venezuela tem todas as coordenadas de uma guerra em 3D. Para o neoimperialismo norte-americano esta guerra é necessária porque a Venezuela possui enormes reservas de petróleo certificadas, funciona como pivô entre a América do Sul e o Caribe e sobretudo, liderou a esquerda latino-americana nas últimas décadas. Outra forma é fazê-la possível a partir da criação de quatro crises escalonadas: 
1. Confiscam-se as propriedades de PDVSA nos EE. UU. e se bloqueiam as contas bancárias do Estado em terceiros países, com o objetivo de desatar uma crise econômica. 
2. Uma vez que esta situação impacta o povo venezuelano, produz-se uma crise social que o próprio governo bolivariano deve enfrentar. 
3. Dita crise é magnificada pelos meios de comunicação e se ativa a matriz de opinião de que existe uma “crise humanitária” na Venezuela. 
4. Apela-se a organismos internacionais como a OEA e a ONU para justificar uma invasão e criar uma crise militar que permita derrocar Maduro.
Mas, além disso, aqui estão todos os ingredientes do neoimperialismo. O capital global é um iceberg do qual se vê apenas a cara do multimilionário inglês Richard Branson, organizador do concerto de música na fronteira da Colômbia com a Venezuela. Através dele, os grandes monopólios da informação tratam de fabricar um consenso contra a Revolução bolivariana, apelando a um show que envolve cantores de idioma espanhol que arrastam multidões. A necessidade militar se disfarça de prazer musical. É o que um jornalista cubano chamou certeiramente de “complexo militar-musical”.
No entanto, toda a montagem, toda a hegemonia construída, é derrubada em trinta segundo, quando a espanhola Arantxa Tirado publica nas redes a imagens de uma filial do McDonald's, em Caracas, onde as pessoas lanchavam em paz. Então, o neoimperialismo tira a máscara e aparece o verdadeiro rosto da ditadura, perseguindo com fúria a espanhola que ousou desafiar seu poder global.

A guerra no ciberespaço

Há certos corolários em tudo isto que deveríamos aprender de memória: 
1. A primeira linha de combate hoje é o ciberespaço. Lembrem-se do que Lula confessou a Frei Betto, sobre o fato de que não souberam manejar a web tão bem como a direita brasileira. Só uma esquerda destra em internet pode ser um contrapeso à sinistra direita. 
2. O neoimperialismo, em gesto biônico, imita a natureza, que converte a necessidade de preservar a espécie no prazer do sexo. Essa é a base de sua hegemonia. 
3. Não basta dizer a verdade, há que saber dizê-la com ciência e com arte, fazê-la profunda e ampla, mas também desfrutável.[ii]
4. Se a escola de hoje não enfatizar a obtenção de conhecimento a partir da prática e da razão, estaremos contribuindo para criar receptores passivos de informação, vítimas da estratégia midiática, que explora os sentidos e a comunicação. 
5. Um povo incapaz de racionalizar sua prática é vulnerável à manipulação dos meios. 
6. A principal zona de combate não é a trincheira nem o congresso, é a família. É nela onde se ganham ou se perdem os debates decisivos. 
7. As fake news são true lies. A propaganda neoimperialista é uma mentira construída na base de notícias falsas, mas funciona.
8. A esquerda necessita um mecanismo de contrapropaganda ágil, inteligente, capaz de desmontar falsidades. A verdade há de ser, não só mais viril, mas também mais viral que a mentira. 
9. Os meios temem a razão e a prática porque sabem, por experiência histórica, que a revolução é a arma mais poderosa da verdade e que a verdade continua sendo a alma indiscutível de toda revolução. 

Notas:
[i] Ver: “El neoimperialismo. Del libro de Lenin a la  espiral de Tatlin” (tres partes), em La Jiribilla, nº. 849
[ii] A propósito existe um texto exemplar de Bertolt Brecht intitulado “Cinco dificuldades para dizer a verdade”.

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In this interview, Benjamin Bikman, Ph.D., an obesity and diabetes scientist and associate professor of physiology and developmental biology at Brigham Young University (BYU) in Utah,1 reveals how the ketogenic diet affects your physiology and supports optimal health.

“My main interest early on was looking at how the body adapts to obesity,” he says. “That was my master’s thesis. My master’s degree was exercise science here at BYU … I ended up pursuing a Ph.D. in bioenergetics at East Carolina University, under this wonderful scientist named Lynis Dohm, Ph.D.

His focus had been looking at how lipids cause insulin resistance. That was an interest of mine, because I thought this was starting to explain why and how the body becomes insulin-resistant in the midst of obesity … Insulin resistance is that connection.

During my Ph.D., we were looking at inflammation in people who were losing weight following gastric bypass procedures and how improved inflammation is likely part of the improvements in insulin sensitivity that people see post-bypass.

I followed that up with a post-doctoral fellowship at … the Duke National University of Singapore. They had this focus on cardio metabolic disorders. I … looked at inflammation as a particular mediator there … Then in 2011, my alma mater, BYU, came knocking. They wanted to do more diabetes research, and I fit the requirements … That got me, essentially, to where I am now …

If I really am getting this conviction, based on my own research, that insulin is key to not only diabetes but to almost every chronic disease, what is the best way to control insulin? That was when I insisted on only looking at published human clinical data — not rodents, not cells, not epidemiology, just clinical data.

The low-carb diet was just this very effective way to do that. That then got me interested in asking questions about ketones, which is what my lab is doing … how ketones are regulated by insulin.”

Bikman’s conviction that insulin is a key to health and disease prevention, and that controlling carbohydrate intake is the most effective way to control insulin, led him to start practicing what he’d learned. He went on a low-carb diet about eight years ago. “Sure enough, at middle age, it’s helped me stay healthy,” he says.

Most Americans Are Insulin Resistant

Unfortunately, many, including doctors, still do not understand the influence of insulin on health and disease. The late Dr. Joseph Kraft, former chairman of the department of clinical pathology and nuclear medicine at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Chicago, wrote the book “Diabetes Epidemic and You: Should Everyone Be Tested?”

In it, he presents data that suggests 80 percent of Americans are in fact insulin resistant, or have “diabetes in situ.” Based on data from 14,000 patients,2 Kraft developed a powerful predictive test for diabetes.3 He would have the patient drink 75 grams of glucose, and then measure their insulin response over time, at half-hour intervals for up to five hours.

He noticed five distinctive patterns suggesting that a vast majority of people were already diabetic, even though their fasting glucose was normal. Only 20 percent of patients had healthy post-prandial insulin sensitivity and low diabetes risk. According to Kraft, “Those with cardiovascular disease not identified with diabetes … are simply undiagnosed.”

One of the take-home messages here is that insulin resistance and hyperinsulinemia (a condition marked by excess insulin in your blood relative to your level of glucose) are two sides of the same coin, as they drive and promote each other. In other words, if you have hyperinsulinemia, you are essentially insulin resistant and on your way toward developing Type 2 diabetes.

High Insulin Is a Key Disease Promoter

Both insulin resistance and hyperinsulinemia promote fatty liver and high blood glucose, and both of those in turn promote atherosclerosis. High blood pressure is another side effect of insulin resistance that drives atherosclerosis by placing stress on your arteries.

The effects of insulin resistance are really at the heart of most if not all chronic degenerative diseases. Diabetes, heart disease, cancer and Alzheimer’s are just a few of the most obvious ones. The logical conclusion then would be that addressing insulin resistance is a foundational component of effective health care. Bikman says:

“When I teach this to my students … I put insulin resistance in the core. Around it, I have all these chronic diseases. It’s what I call the ‘wheel of misfortune.’ Really, the most common cancers, prostate and breast cancers, almost always … will heavily express — by six or seven times — the number of insulin receptors. So, insulin is promoting the growth of the tumor.

With dementia, the connection between insulin resistance and Alzheimer’s is so tight that people refer to it as Type 3 diabetes. With sarcopenia, we know that if a muscle becomes insulin-resistant, that actually diminishes insulin’s ability to promote the anabolic production of proteins within the muscle …

We have to have our medical practitioners start appreciating … the utility [of] measuring insulin, because our focus on measuring glucose misses the mark. As someone’s becoming insulin-resistant, their insulin is climbing, but it’s enough to keep their glucose in check.

And because we always look at glucose, we don’t catch the disease until they become so insulin-resistant that no amount of their own insulin is enough to keep the glucose in check. Now, the glucose starts to climb — 10 years later, perhaps — and that’s when we detect the problem. We’re looking at the wrong marker.”

How the Ketogenic Diet Improves Insulin Sensitivity

The question then becomes, how do we treat insulin resistance? As Bikman’s research reveals, the ketogenic diet is part and parcel of the “cure” for this condition.

“For me, the benefit of a low-carb ketogenic diet is that it addresses the endocrine aspect of metabolic health,” Bikman says. “For too long … the message has been completely focused on calorie number.

It is this idea that if you can simply put a person into caloric deficiency, they will lose weight — problem solved … But we know that has long-term consequences … There’s a lasting metabolic damage …

Nevertheless, the power of the low-carbohydrate diet is that it addresses the endocrine component. As important as calorie number is, and I can appreciate the laws of thermodynamics … we cannot ignore the relevance of hormones, especially insulin.”

As explained by Bikman, it’s important to realize that insulin is what dictates what your body does with the energy it has — the energy you consume and the energy you have stored. “Insulin has its strong, capable hands right on the steering wheel of what the body does with the energy that it has available,” he says.

Importantly, research shows your metabolic rate increases as insulin decreases. “To me, that’s the power of the low-carb diet. You’re controlling insulin, and that can start to address all of those chronic diseases,” Bikman says.

The Importance of Cycling High and Low Carbohydrate Intake

For all its benefits though, there are drawbacks to staying in chronic nutritional ketosis. Based on the evidence, I’m convinced one needs to pulse or cycle in and out of nutritional ketosis. Bikman, who is in general agreement with this idea, explains:

“As a scientist, I wish there were longer-term studies to be able to conclusively say you can’t do this long-term or you can. What I’m comfortable saying, with a little bit of speculation, is that … the avoidance of carbohydrates for a prolonged period will create this situation of a relative glucose intolerance.

Now, I’m not going to say that causes insulin resistance. Some people say low-carb [diet] causes physiological insulin resistance … To me, a low-carb diet can create a situation of carbohydrate intolerance. That is reflective of a general and very substantial shift in energy use.

Insulin is down — that means the body is in fat-burning mode. That is the absolute bioenergetic fuel. If insulin is low, you are fueled with fat. That can create a shift where the body becomes almost reluctant to fuel itself with carbohydrates.

That’s where you have instances of someone adopting a low-carbohydrate diet, and then they’ll eat a carbohydrate load and they’ll say, ‘Wow, my glucose levels; it’s like I’ve become diabetic.’ That’s not the same thing. They become glucose-intolerant.

If that’s something someone wants to avoid for whatever reason, then cyclical [keto] is probably the way to go. You kind of spike the glucose from time to time, maybe weekly, whatever would work best for the person … The idea [is] you have that frequent-enough exposure to carbohydrates so that you can maintain that tolerance to the carbohydrates …”

Insulin also suppresses the liver’s ability to produce glucose. It impairs gluconeogenesis. What this means is that if your insulin level is too low for too long, your glucose level can start to rise. While this is not universally true for everyone, it can occur, as it did for me. Cycling in and out of ketosis will help you avoid this paradoxical side effect as well. Bikman notes:

“I’ve heard enough people say that. I think it has to be taken seriously. Nevertheless, glucagon [hormone] starts to climb. Insulin’s main effect is to take glucose from the blood (or any fuel) and push it into the cells. Glucagon does the opposite. Glucagon wants to mobilize fuel from tissues and push it into the blood.

One of glucagon’s main actions is to promote the breakdown of stored glycogen to promote the production of glucose in the liver. In that instance, where insulin has gone too low then, theoretically, glucagon could go too high, and that could increase glucose too much … That’s kind of reflective, perhaps, of that intolerance I mentioned …

With regards to the context of low-carb [causing] glucose to climb over time, it could be due to the lack of insulin, and thus an absence of the inhibition of glucagon production from the pancreas. The pancreas is making too much glucagon. That could potentially be driving up glucose levels.”

The Connection Between Gut Bacteria and Liver Health

Bikman also summarizes how a high-fiber diet helps combat fatty liver disease, which it does by way of influencing your gut microbiome.

“While the human body doesn’t get any energetic benefit from the fiber, the bacteria do. The bacteria are able to use the fiber as fuel. One of the products of that is short-chain fatty acids, [such as] butyrate.

What’s interesting is that as the fiber is being digested by the bacteria to create butyrate, that short-chain fat can get absorbed into the body … [I]t goes right into the portal vein from the gut, right to the liver …

Short-chain fatty acids are so stimulatory with regards to mitochondrial biogenesis … that it actually can combat fatty liver disease. It’s kind of a fun little paradox of using a fat to fight the fat that’s stored in the liver, in the case of fatty liver disease. Nevertheless, that’s an odd little connection between gut bacteria and liver health.”

Butyric acid (butyrate, a short-chain fatty acid produced by bacteria in your gut) is really similar to the ketone hydroxybutyrate, produced by your liver during the conversion of fat into energy.

The primary difference between the two is that hydroxybutyrate isn’t as absorbable. Most of it is used locally by colonocytes (epithelial cells of your colon). In other words, hydroxybutyrate is used for fuel in your gut, while butyrate benefits your liver.

The Mechanistic Target of Rapamycin — A Driver of Ill Health

The mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR), also known as the mechanistic target of rapamycin, is an incredibly important pathway, as it controls autophagy — your body’s natural clean-up process in which old, damaged cells are eliminated and replaced with new, healthy ones. As such, it also plays an important role in aging and cancer.

In short, to slow aging and reduce your risk of cancer, you want to inhibit mTOR, as this triggers autophagy. When mTOR is activated, autophagy is deactivated, which prevents the recycling of proteins. Alas, chronic suppression of mTOR is not ideal either. Bikman explains:

“What’s important with regards to mTOR … is that because it inhibits autophagy, it is thought to allow proteins and just organelles, parts of the cells, to get old due to things like oxidative damage. As those proteins get damaged, they get old, and then the cell, by extension, gets old.

As the cells get old, so too is the organ, and then the whole body … But … the body has been designed with far too clever a scheme to have something that shouldn’t be there; mTOR is so fundamental to life that you can’t just go in and just slam the breaks on it, because that is death. We have to grow. We have to allow a cell to grow, and tissue to grow.

This idea [is to] optimize or strategically focus on boosting mTOR and letting it come back down to keep the body young, to keep the cells cleaning themselves out through autophagy … Then you inhibit that and allow the body to grow with this cyclical spike of mTOR.

A lot of the focus … among vegetarians … is this idea that you’ve got to avoid animal protein because it spikes mTOR. That’s the wrong way of looking at it … What spikes mTOR the most and the longest? Insulin spikes mTOR far more than amino acids do.”

Insulin Activates mTOR to a Far Greater Degree Than Protein

In other words, sugar/carbohydrates are the No. 1 enemy when it comes to activating mTOR and driving the aging and disease processes. According to Bikman, a direct comparison in tissue shows insulin spikes mTOR three to four times higher than leucine, the amino acid that has the greatest impact on mTOR, raising it the most.

Importantly, while amino acids such as leucine, or protein in general, will spike mTOR for 45 to 90 minutes, after which mTOR dials back down, if you eat lots of starchy, sugary foods, you have chronically elevated insulin and hence chronically activated mTOR, and that’s what’s causing problems.

“If you look at the global breakfast trends, it’s going to be something starchy and sugary. Insulin will come up, depending on the person, [and stay elevated for] two to even four hours; mTOR is active that whole time. Then, right as the insulin is coming down, they have a mid-morning snack.

Of course, it’s another starch and it’s another sugar. Insulin comes up again and it’s up for hours. Of course, as insulin is up, so too is mTOR. That, I submit, is far more pathological — this chronic, every-waking-moment mTOR activation because of insulin, rather than these intermittent spikes of mTOR because of the ingestion of protein.”

The Benefits of Intermittent Fasting

Aside from a ketogenic diet, intermittent fasting — where you do not eat for 16 to 18 hours a day; 12 hours being the absolute minimum — is another effective way to regain your insulin sensitivity and control mTOR.

Basically, while you’re fasting, your insulin will dramatically drop, allowing your body to enter into autophagy and clean itself out. Then, when you refeed, your body deactivates autophagy and starts to rebuild itself.

Dr. Jason Fung, a nephrologist, recently published a case series paper4 on three diabetic patients — all of whom were on high doses of insulin — detailing how intermittent fasting can be used as a therapeutic alternative for Type 2 diabetes.

Of the three patients, two did alternating-day 24-hour fasts, while one fasted for 24 hours three times a week over a period of several months. On nonfasting days, they were allowed both lunch and dinner, but all meals were low in sugar and refined carbohydrates throughout. (The complete manual of the fasting regimen used is described in Fung’s book, “The Complete Guide to Fasting.”5)

Two of the patients were able to discontinue all of their diabetes medications while the third was able to discontinue three of his four drugs. All three also lost between 10 and 18 percent of their body weight. Incredibly, all were able to discontinue their insulin in just five to 18 days. Bikman comments:

“From the context of controlling insulin, there are studies on insulin-resistant people where they are on isocaloric diets, so the same amount of calories, but one is eating them frequently in smaller amounts and one is packing them in a smaller window …

Those on the time-restricted eating schedule … had greater drops in glucose and insulin. That, to me, is the beginning and end. As a guy who sees the relevance of insulin in any chronic disease … I just simply ask, what controls insulin?

Simply give your body a break from eating. Twelve hours should be what everyone does every night of the week, even if they’re eating three full meals. At least get that 12-hour break, for heaven’s sake.

As a professor, I see kids who live on cold cereal. They’re eating three bowls of cereal at midnight. [Then] they have the same three bowls of cereal at 7 or 8 a.m. I hear them, of course. They’re smug, ‘I can eat whatever I want.’ I say, ‘Let’s see how you’re doing in 10 years.’”

The reason you want to avoid eating for 16 to 18 hours is because you cannot effectively deplete the glycogen stores in your liver otherwise. As noted by Bikman, your liver will hold, on average, 100 grams of glycogen, and it takes anywhere between 24 and 48 hours to burn that up.

What this means is that if you’re eating a high-carb diet and want to get into ketosis, you’ll need to totally restrict carbohydrates or fast for at least 24 hours. Once you start running out of glycogen, your ketones will start to rise to take its place as a fuel for your body. Around 48 hours, you’re solidly in ketosis as the glycogen in your liver has been cleared.

On a side note, fasting will also release fat-bound toxins and facilitate detoxification. As noted by Bikman, “as insulin comes down, your urine production starts to increase,” as your kidneys start to flush out toxins.

Industrial Seed Oils — Another Culprit That Drives Disease

The devil’s in the details, of course, and the main problems are caused not only by refined carbohydrates in the Western processed food diet but also by processed seed oils, which Bikman describe as “surprisingly pathogenic.”

“We’ve just started a project in my lab. I’ve got a really sharp undergraduate who’s focusing on the main oxidized product of seed oils,” he says. “When you look at that main omega-6 and how it gets oxidized through this molecule called 4-hydroxynonenal (4-HNE), we’re looking at how it accumulates in muscle cells.

It is forcing these changes in the way the mitochondria are physically put together. Mitochondria love to be very dynamic. They’re long and stringy. They’ll separate often to small pieces then come back together. Not all have a very relevant physiological purpose with regards to cell growth and division.

Yet, in the case of 4-HNE accumulation, that process gets stopped. Now you’ve forced this sustained static state of the mitochondria, which is not healthy for them or the cell. I can’t say anything more about it yet just because we don’t have all the data yet, but it’s coming.”

Ketones — A Surrogate Marker for Insulin

While measuring insulin is really valuable, you need a doctor’s order to test it. Fortunately, there’s a good surrogate marker for insulin, namely your ketone level, because you cannot have high insulin if you have high ketones. In other words, ketones are an inverse indicator of what your insulin is. (One of the best ketone devices I know of is Keto-Mojo, as the strips are only $1 each.)

“That was my initial interest in ketones, because it provided that immediate marker of what insulin is, even in a way that glucose cannot. You can have normal glucose levels and have insulin be elevated. If you’re insulin-resistant, you just need more insulin to keep your glucose normal, so you can’t rely on glucose.

In a way, ketones then become more sensitive as a marker, a surrogate for insulin, than even glucose is. Over time, if someone’s had their insulin levels in control for a sufficient period, their liver is basically burning fat at such a high rate that it’s burning more fat than it needs, and so the body has this very kind of clever release or exhaust valve, which is the production of ketones,” Bikman says.

“We have to account for how energy is consumed, how it is used in the form of creating ATP or just body heat — even that’s relevant in ketosis — but then third, for lack of a better word, this energy wasting, because ketones provide this kind of exhaust valve where the body is burning fat so high that it has more than it needs, and it just starts moving it out of the body, in the breath and in the urine.

That needs to be considered, or at least acknowledged … Once again, insulin dictates what the body does with the energy that it has, including producing ketones and having them basically be wasted from the body.”

When and What to Eat When Exercising

Clearly, your diet is far more important than exercise when it comes to controlling your insulin and overall health. That said, I don’t think you can achieve optimal health unless you integrate exercise. The practical question is, “What and when should you eat when you exercise?” My conclusion is that protein is a necessary component of a post-workout meal, and that it’s best to exercise in a fasted state. Bikman agrees, saying:

“With regards to protein, it is without a doubt relevant to someone doing endurance or resistance exercise. You need to make sure you get enough protein. But it appears to be no magic window with that. Basically, you don’t have to get it 45 minutes or an hour after your workout. Essentially, within a 24-hour window, if you’ve eaten sufficient protein, then you’re okay.

Now, with regards to carbohydrate, there was a very neat study done with college students, where they had them exercise and then their next meal was a carbohydrate-rich meal in one group. In the other group, they fasted through that next meal … The group that ate the high-carb diet … did not have an improvement in insulin sensitivity.

By ending their exercise and then having the next meal be a high-carb meal, that undid the improvements in insulin sensitivity from the exercise itself. That has ramifications, because so often someone gets done exercising and they reward themselves with something like juice at some smoothie joint, or they indulge themselves.

They treat themselves with some carbohydrates thinking, ‘I spent it, so I need to eat it.’ What a shame. They are directly preventing some of the insulin-sensitizing benefit of the exercise, because of what they ate …

Like you, I prefer to exercise fasted … I don’t like having something in my gut when I’m trying to push my blood to my muscles … That blood has to come from the gut.

You basically are creating this little war, this hemodynamic war where during exercise and yet having eaten something, your body is thinking, ‘Wait a minute. I need to be sending blood into my guts to help move this food through the intestines and digest it. But now, my muscles are active, so I’ve got to push the blood to my muscles.’

You’re creating this split, forcing the body to prioritize where the blood wants to go. But if you leave the food in the gut, that’s going to start to develop some gastrointestinal discomfort.”

The Importance of Leucine Post-Exercise

One of the most important protein sources when you’re exercising is the amino acid leucine. Interestingly, and paradoxically, leucine actually activates autophagy, even though it also activates mTOR, which logically says would result in autophagy being inhibited. This paradox likely has to do with the fact that leucine is ketogenic, meaning it can turn into a ketone, and ketones activate autophagy.

Leucine is so effective for muscle building, research cited by Bikman shows just 5 grams of leucine is enough to maximize muscle protein synthesis in people on an otherwise protein-deficient diet. When it comes to leucine supplements, hydroxymethylbutyrate (HBM) is a breakdown product of leucine that you can take. However, it’s more expensive, and according to Bikman’s reading of the literature, it has no added benefits over leucine itself.

“Just leave it on the store shelf. Don’t spend that higher amount. It is more money than leucine. Just stick with the leucine,” he says. “Leucine is one of the so-called ketogenic amino acids. It can, in fact, take that carbon skeleton of the leucine and turn it into a ketone.

Some amino acids are referred to as glycolytic, where they can come in and basically turn into alanine. They can readily turn into glucose as needed. Leucine is one of the ketogenic ones, [which] can turn into ketones, beta-hydroxybutyrate in particular. I’d say that if there’s any benefit to HMB, you’re going to get that anyway, because the leucine is going to become HMB.”

Collagen Does Not Count as a Protein Source

As a general rule, to optimize mTOR, you’ll want to restrict your protein intake to about 0.5 grams of protein per pound of lean body mass (not total body weight), or 1 gram of protein per kilo of lean mass. The elderly may need up to 25 percent more.

When calculating your protein intake, keep in mind you do not need to include collagen in your calculations, as it does not have the full complement of amino acids to be considered a complete protein. Collagen — provided it’s a high-quality, organic grass fed source — is important for the health of your connective tissue, and will help prevent injuries. So, while you don’t want to have excess protein, you almost get a free pass with collagen.

“Collagen [contains] a different bunch of amino acids,” Bikman explains. “One in particular is hydroxyproline, one of the main building blocks for collagen in the body. I’ve had people kind of challenge that idea and say, ‘Well, but when you eat these proteins, even in the form of collagen, it will degrade into the amino acids. The body will just kind of choose whatever amino acids it wants to put back together to make whatever proteins it wants.’

That’s generally true. There is a very neat rat study. We just have to assume the same thing holds in humans. I think it’s a safe assumption here. They had the rats eat a radio-labelled hydroxyproline, so they could basically follow that hydroxyproline around.

Sure enough, it went to the skin and to the connective tissue. They could detect where it was enriched. It was all this connective tissue-rich or collagen-rich tissue in the body. I am an advocate of collagen. The evidence supports it. It’s especially relevant to someone who adheres to a low-carb diet. Vitamin C is called C for collagen.

What’s important is that if you’re eating less vitamin C, it’s comforting to know that you’re fulfilling that need essentially by getting not only the collagen itself from the meat that you’re eating, that connective tissue and that hydroxyproline and the other amino acids relevant to collagen, but also carnitine, which is relevant to the function and production of collagen within the body.

Even a low-carb person, who’s avoiding vitamin C, can rest assured their joints and connective tissues are going to be OK, because they’re actually directly eating what they need rather than having the body make what they need with the help of vitamin C.”


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El ministro de Asuntos Exteriores iraní, Mohammad Javad Zarif, ha asegurado este domingo que pese a la puesta en marcha del mecanismo para facilitar las transacciones comerciales con Irán (INSTEX), la UE está "lejos de cumplir sus compromisos para compensar la retirada de Estados Unidos del acuerdo nuclear de 2015.
          Control Systems Product Line Leader - General Electric - Wilmington, NC      Comment   Translate Page      
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Col. Al Biegel, Retired: Israel-Iran: The Strategic Nexus at Downtown library Boca Raton

April 14, 2019 from 3pm to 4pm
This graphic and interactive lecture will cover key historic and contemporary factors that underscore the Israeli-Iranian conflict. Israel sees Iran as its most crucial existential threat. With renewed US policy support, Israel is now undertaking taking more direct countermeasures against Iran, and its proxies malign regional behavior. The lecture will address Israel's strategy supported by the US to deal with Iran's nuclear threat, as well as regional threats in Syria, Lebanon, and Gaza, by Iranian supported Hezbollah, Hamas, and Islamic Jihad. Israel's closely coordinates its military-political actions in Syria closely with Russia.  Israel's increasing alliance with Sunni Arab states, to include Israeli psychological warfare to exploit rising Iranian internal pressures will be highlighted. Primary US-Israeli policy objectives toward Iran, concerning change of behavior, or regime change will also be addressed.Al Biegel, has over 50 years of combined military and intelligence service.  After serving 26 years with the US Army, including several tours of combat duty in Vietnam, he served an additional 25 years with the National Intelligence Community.  After retirement from US Government service, he continues to lecture on relevant political-military issues dealing with the crisis prone Middle East and other major global hot spots to various universities, colleges, academic think tanks, social organizations, and Life Learning Institutes.   He lectures on these topics annually, to the Jewish Federation of Howard County, various social clubs and libraries in Columbia, MD, and lifelong learning centers throughout the Boca Raton-Delray Area of Southern Florida. As a member of AIPAC, Al participates in local regional and national conferences, and is a Board member of the Florida Society of Middle East Studies,(FSMES) at Florida  Atlantic University (FAU). Additionally, Colonel Biegel regularly participates in various think-tank seminars held at the Wilson Center, Kennan Institute, Brookings Institute as well as, the Washington Institute of Near East Policy.See More

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          Pasdaran nella lista nera, l’ultimo giro di vite è anche contro l’Europa      Comment   Translate Page      

C'è un passaggio singolare, nella conferenza stampa in cui il Segretario di Stato Mike Pompeo annunciava, l'8 aprile, la decisione di inserire il Corpo iraniano dei Guardiani della rivoluzione (Irgc), meglio noti come Pasdaran e parte integrante delle Forze armate della Repubblica Islamica, nella lista Usa delle organizzazioni terroristiche. Ed è quando chiama in causa il ruolo centrale che questo svolge anche nell'economia iraniana, e il coinvolgimento di suoi esponenti in casi di corruzione e reati finanziari. "Nel luglio scorso – evidenzia Pompeo – il Consiglio comunale di Teheran annunciava che la Fondazione Cooperativa di Irgc, che amministra gli investimenti Irgc, si è indebitamente appropriato di oltre un miliardo di dollari della città". E nel 2017, aggiunge, furono arrestati per corruzione "parecchi comandanti" dei Pasdaran coinvolti nella stessa Fondazione. Insomma Washington, nel bandire un'organizzazione di uno Stato a sua volta accusato di essere sponsor del terrorismo, riconosce a quello stesso Stato di avere anche qualche anticorpo per combattere il malaffare della sua potentissima e ramificata struttura.

Il ruolo centrale dei Pasdaran nell'economia iraniana torna quando viene chiesto a Pompeo se il loro inserimento nella lista nera - scelta che d'altra parte, secondo molti osservatori, non cambia molto la realtà delle cose, visto che già dal 2017 sono sanzionati come terroristi dal Tesoro e che un vero labirinto di sanzioni colpisce da tempo numerosi individui ed entità collegate – possa avere conseguenze sui commerci dell'Europa con l'Iran. "Se sei un consulente legale di un'istituzione finanziaria europea – risponde – ci sono più rischi". Vale a dire, servirà ora una ancora più complessa due diligence per essere certi che un soggetto economico iraniano non abbia qualche legame, anche remoto, con esponenti dei Pasdaran. "Era questo uno dei vostri obiettivi, Mr. Secretary, chiudere ogni business europeo?", gli chiede infine un giornalista. "Grazie. Grazie molte a tutti voi", la risposta del Segretario, che esce di scena.

Nessuna risposta, con invito a rivolgersi piuttosto al Dipartimento della Difesa, anche per un'altra domanda. I Pasdaran "li tratterete come l'Isis e al-Qaeda? In altre parole, punterete a Qassem Soleimani (il carismatico comandante delle forze speciali Qods dei Pasdaran, ndr. ) come puntate a Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi?". Quesito più che pertinente, considerato che i militari Usa si sono trovati sullo stesso fronte dei Pasdaran nella guerra contro l'Isis in Siria e in Iraq. Alleanze scomode, e subito dimenticate. Mentre il Dipartimento di Stato preferisce attingere alla storia meno recente per i suoi capi d'accusa contro i Pasdaran e le operazioni delle forze Qods all'estero – come alcuni gravi attentati degli anni '80 e 90 in Libano e Arabia Saudita - per poi parlare di complotti che sarebbero stati sventati tra il 2012 e il 2018 in Turchia, Kenia e Germania. Ma soprattutto di sostegno ancora attuale a organizzazioni anti-Israele come Hezbollah, Hamas e Jihad islamica palestinese.

Teheran rinserra i ranghi e stringe i denti, ma porta lo questione all'Onu

Teheran da parte sua, convinta che siano proprio gli Usa ad aver sparso morte e distruzione in tutto il Medio Oriente, ha risposto contrattaccando sullo stesso piano: sono gli Usa ad essere uno Stato sponsor del terrorismo, sottolinea il Supremo Consiglio per la Sicurezza Nazionale, ed è il suo Comando centrale, il Centcom, una "organizzazione terroristica". I Pasdaran da parte loro, si aggiunge, "sono stati in prima linea contro il terrorismo e l'estremismo nella regione, combattendo contro Al Qaida, l'Isis e al-Nusra e altri gruppi terroristici". "Chi siete voi – accusa il presidente Hassan Rouhani rivolto agli americani - per etichettare le istituzioni rivoluzionarie come terroristiche? Voi volete usare i gruppi terroristici come strumenti contro le nazioni della regione". Difficile non pensare al ruolo svolto da Usa e altre potenze regionali nell'armare le milizie jihadiste anti-Assad in Siria, trasformando in una guerra civile per procura la breve "primavera" siriana.

Insomma, nessuno in questa arena è uno stinco di santo e certo non lo sono nemmeno i Pasdaran, anche nelle loro controverse operazioni all'estero. Ma se è vero che i loro vertici reagiscono tenendo alto con parole grosse il livello dello scontro, il ministro degli Esteri Javad Zarif scrive al segretario dell'Onu Antonio Guterrez per accusare Washington di aver violato le norme internazionali. E nomina ambasciatore all'Onu Majid Takht-Ravanchi, presumibilmente uomo di dialogo se non altro per essere stato uno dei negoziatori per l'accordo sul nucleare del 2015.

Intanto però la mossa della Casa Bianca sembra avere l'effetto di rafforzare la coesione nazionale anche fra i più critici dell'operato dei Guardiani delle rivoluzione. Un articolo di Iran Front Page, per esempio, sottolinea che perfino i riformisti e quelli che fra loro hanno scontato anni di carcere per il loro appoggio all'Onda Verde del 2009 osteggiano l'ultima mossa Usa. "Vi sono divergenze tra le forze politiche sulla performance dei Pasdaran in alcune aree – afferma per esempio il National Trust Party of Iran fondato da Mehdi Karroubi, uno dei due candidati presidenti del 2009 agli arresti domiciliari dal 2011 – ma si tratta di un conflitto interno alla famiglia della rivoluzione, in cui nessuno vuole lasciare che intervengano stranieri. Noi difendiamo le forze militari del Paese". Insomma, se è vero i Pasdaran rappresentano l'ala ultraconservatrice del sistema iraniano, contrapposto a quel fronte moderato-riformista che aveva scommesso su Obama e il nuclear deal, pare che l'ultima mossa della Casa Bianca non faccia altro che rinserrare i ranghi della classe politica della Repubblica Islamica. Finora attenta a non cadere nelle provocazioni: in attesa, forse, che il vento cambi con le presidenziali Usa del 2020.


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TOKYO - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Sunday visited the Fukushima nuclear plant, which sank into meltdowns after a tsunami eight years ago, in an effort to highlight...
          Project Manager - Nuclear - Tractebel - Brussel      Comment   Translate Page      
The “Fleet D&amp;D” group is responsible for the projects related to the decommissioning of the Belgian Nuclear Power Plants of Electrabel....
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          Project Support Office Manager - Nuclear - Tractebel - Brussel      Comment   Translate Page      
The “Nuclear Engineering Management” department focusses on the management of the internal engineering activities delivered by various competence centres...
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          Contract Management Manager - Nuclear - Tractebel - Brussel      Comment   Translate Page      
Maintain a close collaboration with the Engie Electrabel customer and be a single point of contact with their Procurement service;...
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          Senior Business Controller Nuclear - ENGIE Electrabel - Brussel      Comment   Translate Page      
ENGIE Electrabel offers you. We are looking for a Senior Business Controller Nuclear ....
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          Trainee Technologist (Nuclear Medicine) - Radiology, Aga Khan University Hospital - Karachi      Comment   Translate Page      
Radiology Department at Aga Khan University Hospital (AKUH) is equipped with cutting edge technology in diagnostic radiology (like digital X-rays, ultrasound,...
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          Tata Projects bullish on oil, gas, nuclear segments, eyes Rs 16,000 cr topline this year      Comment   Translate Page      
Tata Projects hopes to bag another Rs 25,000 crore of contracts in the current financial year.
          Postdoctoral Fellow, Global Institute for Food Security (Plant X-ray and Nuclear Imaging) - Global Institute For Food Security (GIFS) - Saskatoon, SK      Comment   Translate Page      
Inquiries regarding this position can be directed to Megan Paul at 306-966-3722. Postdoctoral Fellow, Global Institute for Food Security (Plant X-ray and... $50,000 - $60,000 a year
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          US-Russia chill stirs worry about stumbling into conflict      Comment   Translate Page      

WASHINGTON (AP) - It has the makings of a new Cold War, or worse.

The deep chill in U.S.-Russian relations is stirring concern in some quarters that Washington and Moscow are in danger of stumbling into an armed confrontation that, by mistake or miscalculation, could lead to nuclear war.

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          Tactile nuclear weapons      Comment   Translate Page      
Is this really funny? She is one of two Senators from New York and is running for President. This should truly frighten you, as much for the lack of attention this has received from the media as for her outright … Continue reading
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The deep chill in U.S.-Russian relations is stirring concern in some quarters that Washington and Moscow are in danger of stumbling into an armed confrontation that, by mistake or miscalculation, could lead to nuclear war
          Viaggio nel reattore nucleare dell'ex centrale di Latina, un tempo la più potente d'Europa      Comment   Translate Page      

Borgo Sabotino, una ventina di chilometri da Latina. All'orizzonte si intravede un'enorme macchia grigia e rossa. La classica cattedrale nel deserto, ciò che resta dell'ex centrale nucleare, chiusa dopo il referendum del 1987 e da anni in fase di smantellamento. "Negli anni '60 era la più potente in Europa continentale, un simbolo del miracolo economico", spiega Luca Desiata, amministratore delegato di Sogin, la partecipata statale a cui nel 1999 fu affidata la gestione del 'decommissioning' di tutti e otto i reattori sparsi sul territorio italiano.

A vent'anni di distanza nell'ex impianto di Latina le operazioni di smantellamento vanno avanti spedite. Ma ad un occhio inesperto tutto sembra essere rimasto immobile a quel 1987, con i tre boiler rossi di raffreddamento del reattore che paiono ancora pronti a fare il proprio lavoro, e i simboli di pericolo radioattivo sparsi un po' in tutti i locali dello stabile.