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In Afghanistan, “Hundreds” members of the security forces, who had withdrawn near Kunduz (north) airport after the city fell this weekend, surrendered to the Taliban on Wednesday (August 11), told Agence France -Press (AFP) Amruddin Wali, a provincial councilor. “Most of the soldiers who were stationed in the airport surrender”, confirmed a soldier there, who requested anonymity. “The Taliban surrounded us, they fired shells at us. There was no way to reply ”, he justified.

The Taliban launched an offensive in May, with the start of the final withdrawal of US and foreign troops, which is due to be completed by August 31. They seized from vast rural territories without meeting much resistance. Their progress has accelerated in recent days with the capture of several urban centers. The Taliban now control nine of Afghanistan’s 34 provincial capitals, including seven located in the north of the country, a region that had always resisted them.

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani arrived in Mazar-e Charif, a large city in the north of the country targeted by the Taliban, on Wednesday to try to coordinate the response to the insurgents. The Taliban attacked neighborhoods on the immediate outskirts of the city on Tuesday, but were pushed back, according to an AFP reporter there.

After arriving in Mazar-e Charif at night at the head of a large contingent of armed men, Marshal Dostom, a powerful leader of the Uzbek ethnic group, issued a warning to the Taliban. They “Never learn from the past. They have come to the North several times and have always been trapped there ”, he told local press.

Article reserved for our subscribers Read also Afghanistan: “If they get to Kabul, the Taliban will burn everything down”

Washington annoyed by the weakness of the Kabul army

The loss of Mazar-e Charif would be catastrophic for the government, which would no longer have any control over the entire northern half of the country. It would also allow the Taliban to shift their efforts to other regions and possibly even to the capital, Kabul.

Mazar-e Charif was the site of some of the most violent clashes with the Taliban in the 1990s. The Taliban have been accused by Human Rights Watch of having massacred at least 2,000 people there in 1998, most of them Hazara – a Shiite ethnic group – after having taken the city.

Read also Afghanistan: the noose tightens around Mazar-e-Charif, civilians flee the Taliban

Heavy fighting also broke out on Wednesday near downtown Kandahar, the country’s second largest city, which has been surrounded for several weeks. The Taliban have tried to approach Kandahar prison, to free their fellow prisoners, as they do as soon as they enter a new city.

“I do not regret my decision” to leave Afghanistan, assured the President of the United States, Joe Biden on Tuesday. Afghans “Must have the will to fight” and “Must fight for themselves, for their nation”, he also said. Washington is less and less hiding its annoyance at the weakness of Kabul’s army, which the Americans have been training, financing and equipping for years.

An international meeting with representatives from Qatar, the United States, China, the United Kingdom, Uzbekistan, Pakistan, the United Nations and the European Union took place in Doha on Tuesday. US envoy Zalmay Khalilzad was to urge the Taliban to do so “To cease their military offensive and to negotiate a political agreement”.

The peace process between the Afghan government and the Taliban opened in September in Qatar, as part of the agreement reached in February 2020 between the insurgents and Washington providing for the total departure of foreign troops from Afghanistan. But the discussions are today at a standstill.

Article reserved for our subscribers Read also Within the EU, the potential exile of thousands of Afghans awakens the specter of 2015

The World with AFP

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In Afghanistan, “Hundreds” members of the security forces, who had withdrawn near Kunduz (north) airport after the city fell this weekend, surrendered to the Taliban on Wednesday (August 11), told Agence France -Press (AFP) Amruddin Wali, a provincial councilor. “Most of the soldiers who were stationed in the airport surrender”, confirmed a soldier there, who requested anonymity. “The Taliban surrounded us, they fired shells at us. There was no way to reply ”, he justified.

The Taliban launched an offensive in May, with the start of the final withdrawal of US and foreign troops, which is due to be completed by August 31. They seized from vast rural territories without meeting much resistance. Their progress has accelerated in recent days with the capture of several urban centers. The Taliban now control nine of Afghanistan’s 34 provincial capitals, including seven located in the north of the country, a region that had always resisted them.

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani arrived in Mazar-e Charif, a large city in the north of the country targeted by the Taliban, on Wednesday to try to coordinate the response to the insurgents. The Taliban attacked neighborhoods on the immediate outskirts of the city on Tuesday, but were pushed back, according to an AFP reporter there.

After arriving in Mazar-e Charif at night at the head of a large contingent of armed men, Marshal Dostom, a powerful leader of the Uzbek ethnic group, issued a warning to the Taliban. They “Never learn from the past. They have come to the North several times and have always been trapped there ”, he told local press.

Article reserved for our subscribers Read also Afghanistan: “If they get to Kabul, the Taliban will burn everything down”

Washington annoyed by the weakness of the Kabul army

The loss of Mazar-e Charif would be catastrophic for the government, which would no longer have any control over the entire northern half of the country. It would also allow the Taliban to shift their efforts to other regions and possibly even to the capital, Kabul.

Mazar-e Charif was the site of some of the most violent clashes with the Taliban in the 1990s. The Taliban have been accused by Human Rights Watch of having massacred at least 2,000 people there in 1998, most of them Hazara – a Shiite ethnic group – after having taken the city.

Read also Afghanistan: the noose tightens around Mazar-e-Charif, civilians flee the Taliban

Heavy fighting also broke out on Wednesday near downtown Kandahar, the country’s second largest city, which has been surrounded for several weeks. The Taliban have tried to approach Kandahar prison, to free their fellow prisoners, as they do as soon as they enter a new city.

“I do not regret my decision” to leave Afghanistan, assured the President of the United States, Joe Biden on Tuesday. Afghans “Must have the will to fight” and “Must fight for themselves, for their nation”, he also said. Washington is less and less hiding its annoyance at the weakness of Kabul’s army, which the Americans have been training, financing and equipping for years.

An international meeting with representatives from Qatar, the United States, China, the United Kingdom, Uzbekistan, Pakistan, the United Nations and the European Union took place in Doha on Tuesday. US envoy Zalmay Khalilzad was to urge the Taliban to do so “To cease their military offensive and to negotiate a political agreement”.

The peace process between the Afghan government and the Taliban opened in September in Qatar, as part of the agreement reached in February 2020 between the insurgents and Washington providing for the total departure of foreign troops from Afghanistan. But the discussions are today at a standstill.

Article reserved for our subscribers Read also Within the EU, the potential exile of thousands of Afghans awakens the specter of 2015

The World with AFP

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The Taliban launched an offensive in May, with the start of the final withdrawal of US and foreign troops, which is due to be completed by August 31. They seized from vast rural territories without meeting much resistance. Their progress has accelerated in recent days with the capture of several urban centers. The Taliban now control nine of Afghanistan’s 34 provincial capitals, including seven located in the north of the country, a region that had always resisted them.

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani arrived in Mazar-e Charif, a large city in the north of the country targeted by the Taliban, on Wednesday to try to coordinate the response to the insurgents. The Taliban attacked neighborhoods on the immediate outskirts of the city on Tuesday, but were pushed back, according to an AFP reporter there.

After arriving in Mazar-e Charif at night at the head of a large contingent of armed men, Marshal Dostom, a powerful leader of the Uzbek ethnic group, issued a warning to the Taliban. They “Never learn from the past. They have come to the North several times and have always been trapped there ”, he told local press.

Article reserved for our subscribers Read also Afghanistan: “If they get to Kabul, the Taliban will burn everything down”

Washington annoyed by the weakness of the Kabul army

The loss of Mazar-e Charif would be catastrophic for the government, which would no longer have any control over the entire northern half of the country. It would also allow the Taliban to shift their efforts to other regions and possibly even to the capital, Kabul.

Mazar-e Charif was the site of some of the most violent clashes with the Taliban in the 1990s. The Taliban have been accused by Human Rights Watch of having massacred at least 2,000 people there in 1998, most of them Hazara – a Shiite ethnic group – after having taken the city.

Read also Afghanistan: the noose tightens around Mazar-e-Charif, civilians flee the Taliban

Heavy fighting also broke out on Wednesday near downtown Kandahar, the country’s second largest city, which has been surrounded for several weeks. The Taliban have tried to approach Kandahar prison, to free their fellow prisoners, as they do as soon as they enter a new city.

“I do not regret my decision” to leave Afghanistan, assured the President of the United States, Joe Biden on Tuesday. Afghans “Must have the will to fight” and “Must fight for themselves, for their nation”, he also said. Washington is less and less hiding its annoyance at the weakness of Kabul’s army, which the Americans have been training, financing and equipping for years.

An international meeting with representatives from Qatar, the United States, China, the United Kingdom, Uzbekistan, Pakistan, the United Nations and the European Union took place in Doha on Tuesday. US envoy Zalmay Khalilzad was to urge the Taliban to do so “To cease their military offensive and to negotiate a political agreement”.

The peace process between the Afghan government and the Taliban opened in September in Qatar, as part of the agreement reached in February 2020 between the insurgents and Washington providing for the total departure of foreign troops from Afghanistan. But the discussions are today at a standstill.

Article reserved for our subscribers Read also Within the EU, the potential exile of thousands of Afghans awakens the specter of 2015

The World with AFP

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In Afghanistan, “Hundreds” members of the security forces, who had withdrawn near Kunduz (north) airport after the city fell this weekend, surrendered to the Taliban on Wednesday (August 11), told Agence France -Press (AFP) Amruddin Wali, a provincial councilor. “Most of the soldiers who were stationed in the airport surrender”, confirmed a soldier there, who requested anonymity. “The Taliban surrounded us, they fired shells at us. There was no way to reply ”, he justified.

The Taliban launched an offensive in May, with the start of the final withdrawal of US and foreign troops, which is due to be completed by August 31. They seized from vast rural territories without meeting much resistance. Their progress has accelerated in recent days with the capture of several urban centers. The Taliban now control nine of Afghanistan’s 34 provincial capitals, including seven located in the north of the country, a region that had always resisted them.

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani arrived in Mazar-e Charif, a large city in the north of the country targeted by the Taliban, on Wednesday to try to coordinate the response to the insurgents. The Taliban attacked neighborhoods on the immediate outskirts of the city on Tuesday, but were pushed back, according to an AFP reporter there.

After arriving in Mazar-e Charif at night at the head of a large contingent of armed men, Marshal Dostom, a powerful leader of the Uzbek ethnic group, issued a warning to the Taliban. They “Never learn from the past. They have come to the North several times and have always been trapped there ”, he told local press.

Article reserved for our subscribers Read also Afghanistan: “If they get to Kabul, the Taliban will burn everything down”

Washington annoyed by the weakness of the Kabul army

The loss of Mazar-e Charif would be catastrophic for the government, which would no longer have any control over the entire northern half of the country. It would also allow the Taliban to shift their efforts to other regions and possibly even to the capital, Kabul.

Mazar-e Charif was the site of some of the most violent clashes with the Taliban in the 1990s. The Taliban have been accused by Human Rights Watch of having massacred at least 2,000 people there in 1998, most of them Hazara – a Shiite ethnic group – after having taken the city.

Read also Afghanistan: the noose tightens around Mazar-e-Charif, civilians flee the Taliban

Heavy fighting also broke out on Wednesday near downtown Kandahar, the country’s second largest city, which has been surrounded for several weeks. The Taliban have tried to approach Kandahar prison, to free their fellow prisoners, as they do as soon as they enter a new city.

“I do not regret my decision” to leave Afghanistan, assured the President of the United States, Joe Biden on Tuesday. Afghans “Must have the will to fight” and “Must fight for themselves, for their nation”, he also said. Washington is less and less hiding its annoyance at the weakness of Kabul’s army, which the Americans have been training, financing and equipping for years.

An international meeting with representatives from Qatar, the United States, China, the United Kingdom, Uzbekistan, Pakistan, the United Nations and the European Union took place in Doha on Tuesday. US envoy Zalmay Khalilzad was to urge the Taliban to do so “To cease their military offensive and to negotiate a political agreement”.

The peace process between the Afghan government and the Taliban opened in September in Qatar, as part of the agreement reached in February 2020 between the insurgents and Washington providing for the total departure of foreign troops from Afghanistan. But the discussions are today at a standstill.

Article reserved for our subscribers Read also Within the EU, the potential exile of thousands of Afghans awakens the specter of 2015

The World with AFP

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Germany announced on Wednesday August 11 the arrest of an employee of the United Kingdom embassy in Berlin on suspicion of spying for Russia. A case that risks poisoning the already tense relations on the subject between these two countries and Moscow.

This British national is suspected of having “Forwarded to a representative of the Russian intelligence services” a document “Which he had obtained in the course of his duties at the embassy”, said the German Federal Prosecutor’s Office. It “Received in consideration for the transmission of information a sum in cash of an undetermined amount”, he added in a statement. The prosecution recalled that the arrest was the result of collaboration with the authorities of the United Kingdom.

The respondent was employed by the embassy of his country, in a position which has not been specified for the moment. “He is strongly suspected, at the latest since November 2020, of having been active” for the benefit of Russian intelligence, according to the prosecution, which specifies that “His apartment and his place of work were searched”.

Read the survey: In the footsteps of Sergei Skripal, the poisoned Russian spy at Novichok in London

This case is added to a multitude of other cases of which the British and German authorities accuse Russia and its intelligence services. Relations between London and Moscow are at their lowest, especially since the poisoning with Novichok, a neurotoxic product developed for military purposes during the Soviet era, by the ex-double agent Sergei Skripal, which occurred in 2018 in Amesbury in the United Kingdom.

The Kremlin has always denied

The Kremlin has always denied any involvement, but the affair had resulted in a wave of cross-expulsions of diplomats between London and its allies on the one hand, and Moscow on the other, on a scale unprecedented since the end of the Cold War.

In Germany, espionage cases in which the responsibility of the Kremlin is singled out are legion. Recently, German justice announced at the end of June the arrest on its territory of a Russian scientist working in a university and suspected of spying on behalf of Moscow.

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But it is above all the attempt to poison the opponent Alexeï Navalny in August 2020, for which Moscow is held responsible by the West, which has contributed the most to poisoning German-Russian relations. In a coma, Mr. Navalny had been urgently transferred to a Berlin hospital and German doctors had diagnosed poisoning with a substance of the Novichok type.

Elsewhere in Europe, in early spring, Italy announced the expulsion of two Russian officials after the red-handed arrest of an Italian navy officer who handed over classified documents to a Russian serviceman. Many Russian diplomats accused of espionage have been expelled in recent months from Bulgaria, the Netherlands, Austria, France and the Czech Republic. Each time, Moscow reacted by denouncing unfounded accusations and « russophobes ».

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The World with AFP

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Germany announced on Wednesday August 11 the arrest of an employee of the United Kingdom embassy in Berlin on suspicion of spying for Russia. A case that risks poisoning the already tense relations on the subject between these two countries and Moscow.

This British national is suspected of having “Forwarded to a representative of the Russian intelligence services” a document “Which he had obtained in the course of his duties at the embassy”, said the German Federal Prosecutor’s Office. It “Received in consideration for the transmission of information a sum in cash of an undetermined amount”, he added in a statement. The prosecution recalled that the arrest was the result of collaboration with the authorities of the United Kingdom.

The respondent was employed by the embassy of his country, in a position which has not been specified for the moment. “He is strongly suspected, at the latest since November 2020, of having been active” for the benefit of Russian intelligence, according to the prosecution, which specifies that “His apartment and his place of work were searched”.

Read the survey: In the footsteps of Sergei Skripal, the poisoned Russian spy at Novichok in London

This case is added to a multitude of other cases of which the British and German authorities accuse Russia and its intelligence services. Relations between London and Moscow are at their lowest, especially since the poisoning with Novichok, a neurotoxic product developed for military purposes during the Soviet era, by the ex-double agent Sergei Skripal, which occurred in 2018 in Amesbury in the United Kingdom.

The Kremlin has always denied

The Kremlin has always denied any involvement, but the affair had resulted in a wave of cross-expulsions of diplomats between London and its allies on the one hand, and Moscow on the other, on a scale unprecedented since the end of the Cold War.

In Germany, espionage cases in which the responsibility of the Kremlin is singled out are legion. Recently, German justice announced at the end of June the arrest on its territory of a Russian scientist working in a university and suspected of spying on behalf of Moscow.

Article reserved for our subscribers Read also Alexeï Navalny affair: Russia summoned to explain itself

But it is above all the attempt to poison the opponent Alexeï Navalny in August 2020, for which Moscow is held responsible by the West, which has contributed the most to poisoning German-Russian relations. In a coma, Mr. Navalny had been urgently transferred to a Berlin hospital and German doctors had diagnosed poisoning with a substance of the Novichok type.

Elsewhere in Europe, in early spring, Italy announced the expulsion of two Russian officials after the red-handed arrest of an Italian navy officer who handed over classified documents to a Russian serviceman. Many Russian diplomats accused of espionage have been expelled in recent months from Bulgaria, the Netherlands, Austria, France and the Czech Republic. Each time, Moscow reacted by denouncing unfounded accusations and « russophobes ».

Article reserved for our subscribers Read also In the middle of an electoral campaign, Bulgaria tracks down a network of Russian spies

The World with AFP

" ["date_timestamp"]=> int(1628679556) } [3]=> array(14) { ["title"]=> string(78) "In Australia, the zero Covid strategy falters in the face of the Delta variant" ["link"]=> string(103) "https://newnewsdaily.xyz/in-australia-the-zero-covid-strategy-falters-in-the-face-of-the-delta-variant/" ["comments"]=> string(111) "https://newnewsdaily.xyz/in-australia-the-zero-covid-strategy-falters-in-the-face-of-the-delta-variant/#respond" ["dc"]=> array(1) { ["creator"]=> string(10) "Peter Paul" } ["pubdate"]=> string(31) "Wed, 11 Aug 2021 10:48:12 +0000" ["category"]=> string(57) "Asia PacificAustraliaCovidDeltafacefaltersstrategyvariant" ["guid"]=> string(103) "https://newnewsdaily.xyz/in-australia-the-zero-covid-strategy-falters-in-the-face-of-the-delta-variant/" ["description"]=> string(336) "Distribution of masks on a street in Sydney on August 11. SAEED KHAN / AFP « The 4:15 p.m. line, it’s your turn, go ahead, one behind the other and respect the physical distancing measures! Shouts a government employee, in an oversized fluorescent orange waistcoat, pointing to the entrance to Sydney Olympic Park, one of …" ["content"]=> array(1) { ["encoded"]=> string(4091) "

« The 4:15 p.m. line, it’s your turn, go ahead, one behind the other and respect the physical distancing measures! Shouts a government employee, in an oversized fluorescent orange waistcoat, pointing to the entrance to Sydney Olympic Park, one of the mass vaccination centers established by the State of New South Wales. Immediately, on this Thursday, August 5, dozens of people set out. Barely a few minutes later, everyone receives a text message with a vaccination post number. “They don’t have a lot of doses but at least they’re well organized », this and smiling Max, a forties relieved to have completed his vaccination course.

Read also Covid-19 in the world: in Australia, half of the population is now re-confined to contain the epidemic

As of Tuesday, August 10, only 23.09% of Australians had received two injections of the Covid-19 vaccine, 44.7% only one. Extremely low rates, resulting from supply problems, which place the island-continent at the back of the pack of developed countries and which will not make it possible to lift, in the short term, the restrictive measures affecting a large part of the population since that the Delta variant was invited to the antipodes, on June 16.

After more than six weeks of confinement, Sydney, the most affected city in Australia, has still not succeeded in stemming the wave which continues to gain in amplitude with, on Tuesday, 356 new cases in the whole of the News -South Wales, the highest figure ever recorded in this state. The challenge is such that the local government now plans to “live with” the virus, in contradiction with the “zero Covid” policy which has so far enabled the country to record less than 1,000 deaths since the start of the pandemic. This possible renunciation is not yet official, but it is already denounced by the leaders of other states and territories as by the federal authorities, who do not plan to cross this milestone before at least 70% of the population over 16 years of age has been vaccinated.

Tightened containment measures

“Tending towards zero remains our national approach at present”, hammered, on August 6, Paul Kelly, the Australian director general of health, who, like other officials of the country, expects New South Wales to take more binding measures to extinguish this outbreak. “We need a circuit breaker”, underlined the professor. Among the avenues considered by epidemiologists: the establishment of a curfew, the obligation to wear a mask outdoors throughout the city or even the reduction of the authorized travel perimeter which currently extends up to 10 kilometers. . Options swept aside by the local government, which had already struggled to resolve to confine the whole of its capital, on June 26. A first since May 2020.

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« The 4:15 p.m. line, it’s your turn, go ahead, one behind the other and respect the physical distancing measures! Shouts a government employee, in an oversized fluorescent orange waistcoat, pointing to the entrance to Sydney Olympic Park, one of the mass vaccination centers established by the State of New South Wales. Immediately, on this Thursday, August 5, dozens of people set out. Barely a few minutes later, everyone receives a text message with a vaccination post number. “They don’t have a lot of doses but at least they’re well organized », this and smiling Max, a forties relieved to have completed his vaccination course.

Read also Covid-19 in the world: in Australia, half of the population is now re-confined to contain the epidemic

As of Tuesday, August 10, only 23.09% of Australians had received two injections of the Covid-19 vaccine, 44.7% only one. Extremely low rates, resulting from supply problems, which place the island-continent at the back of the pack of developed countries and which will not make it possible to lift, in the short term, the restrictive measures affecting a large part of the population since that the Delta variant was invited to the antipodes, on June 16.

After more than six weeks of confinement, Sydney, the most affected city in Australia, has still not succeeded in stemming the wave which continues to gain in amplitude with, on Tuesday, 356 new cases in the whole of the News -South Wales, the highest figure ever recorded in this state. The challenge is such that the local government now plans to “live with” the virus, in contradiction with the “zero Covid” policy which has so far enabled the country to record less than 1,000 deaths since the start of the pandemic. This possible renunciation is not yet official, but it is already denounced by the leaders of other states and territories as by the federal authorities, who do not plan to cross this milestone before at least 70% of the population over 16 years of age has been vaccinated.

Tightened containment measures

“Tending towards zero remains our national approach at present”, hammered, on August 6, Paul Kelly, the Australian director general of health, who, like other officials of the country, expects New South Wales to take more binding measures to extinguish this outbreak. “We need a circuit breaker”, underlined the professor. Among the avenues considered by epidemiologists: the establishment of a curfew, the obligation to wear a mask outdoors throughout the city or even the reduction of the authorized travel perimeter which currently extends up to 10 kilometers. . Options swept aside by the local government, which had already struggled to resolve to confine the whole of its capital, on June 26. A first since May 2020.

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Although the Spanish clubs seem to prefer the Supercup – 15 of the previous 46 Supercups went to a Spanish club – Chelsea are favorites with the German coach Thomas Tuchel. The fact that Villarreal copes well with an outsider role was shown in the Europa League final of the previous season, when the “Submarino Amarillo” (English: “Yellow Submarine”) sank the English record champions Manchester United.

To repeat that is the plan of the team of coach Unai Emery, who has already won the Europa League title four times as a coach – more often than anyone else. However, the UEFA Supercup is still missing from his collection. “I now want to win the Supercup too, because I haven’t managed to do that so far,” said 49-year-old Emery and then scattered opponents Chelsea Rosen. That is the “best team in the world”.

APA / AFP / Ben Stansall

Chelsea coach Thomas Tuchel on his director N’Golo Kante: “He’s every coach’s dream”

Chelsea have “huge respect” for Villarreal

Tuchel returned the praise immediately. “I have a lot of respect for Villarreal and trainer Unai Emery. I think they should name the Europa League trophy ‘Unai Emery Trophy’ and soon! This guy is amazing, ”said Tuchel. For both teams it is the first compulsory game of the season. The championships in Spain and England don’t start until the weekend.

UEFA Supercup in Belfast (NIR)

Wednesday, 9 p.m.

Chelsea – Villarreal

Possible lineups

Chelsea: Mendy – Azpilicueta, Zouma, Rüdiger – Husdson-Odoi, Kovacic, Kante, Alonso – Ziyech, Werner, Havertz

Villarreal: Asenjo – Gaspar, Foyth, Albiol, Pedraza – Yeremi, Morlanes, Trigueros – Raba, Morano, Alcacer

For Chelsea and Tuchel it is a good two months after the triumph in the premier class to reaffirm their status as the best club team in Europe. “Is there a better start to the season than with a European final?” Asked Tuchel before the duel. The 47-year-old appealed to his team to be greedy for new success and “not to drop one percent of determination and hunger”.

Tuchel, who wants to sign the Belgian star striker Romelu Lukaku from Inter Milan, relies primarily on Frenchman N’Golo Kante against Villarreal, who had already triumphed in the Champions League: “I fought for years to get him on my team and now we’ve done it the other way around – I’ve joined his team. It is every coach’s dream to have N’Golo by his side, ”said Tuchel.

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Although the Spanish clubs seem to prefer the Supercup – 15 of the previous 46 Supercups went to a Spanish club – Chelsea are favorites with the German coach Thomas Tuchel. The fact that Villarreal copes well with an outsider role was shown in the Europa League final of the previous season, when the “Submarino Amarillo” (English: “Yellow Submarine”) sank the English record champions Manchester United.

To repeat that is the plan of the team of coach Unai Emery, who has already won the Europa League title four times as a coach – more often than anyone else. However, the UEFA Supercup is still missing from his collection. “I now want to win the Supercup too, because I haven’t managed to do that so far,” said 49-year-old Emery and then scattered opponents Chelsea Rosen. That is the “best team in the world”.

APA / AFP / Ben Stansall

Chelsea coach Thomas Tuchel on his director N’Golo Kante: “He’s every coach’s dream”

Chelsea have “huge respect” for Villarreal

Tuchel returned the praise immediately. “I have a lot of respect for Villarreal and trainer Unai Emery. I think they should name the Europa League trophy ‘Unai Emery Trophy’ and soon! This guy is amazing, ”said Tuchel. For both teams it is the first compulsory game of the season. The championships in Spain and England don’t start until the weekend.

UEFA Supercup in Belfast (NIR)

Wednesday, 9 p.m.

Chelsea – Villarreal

Possible lineups

Chelsea: Mendy – Azpilicueta, Zouma, Rüdiger – Husdson-Odoi, Kovacic, Kante, Alonso – Ziyech, Werner, Havertz

Villarreal: Asenjo – Gaspar, Foyth, Albiol, Pedraza – Yeremi, Morlanes, Trigueros – Raba, Morano, Alcacer

For Chelsea and Tuchel it is a good two months after the triumph in the premier class to reaffirm their status as the best club team in Europe. “Is there a better start to the season than with a European final?” Asked Tuchel before the duel. The 47-year-old appealed to his team to be greedy for new success and “not to drop one percent of determination and hunger”.

Tuchel, who wants to sign the Belgian star striker Romelu Lukaku from Inter Milan, relies primarily on Frenchman N’Golo Kante against Villarreal, who had already triumphed in the Champions League: “I fought for years to get him on my team and now we’ve done it the other way around – I’ve joined his team. It is every coach’s dream to have N’Golo by his side, ”said Tuchel.

" ["date_timestamp"]=> int(1628678553) } [5]=> array(14) { ["title"]=> string(66) "To feed the planet, there would be more efficient than agriculture" ["link"]=> string(91) "https://newnewsdaily.xyz/to-feed-the-planet-there-would-be-more-efficient-than-agriculture/" ["comments"]=> string(99) "https://newnewsdaily.xyz/to-feed-the-planet-there-would-be-more-efficient-than-agriculture/#respond" ["dc"]=> array(1) { ["creator"]=> string(12) "Paula Scully" } ["pubdate"]=> string(31) "Wed, 11 Aug 2021 10:38:15 +0000" ["category"]=> string(36) "Planetagricultureefficientfeedplanet" ["guid"]=> string(91) "https://newnewsdaily.xyz/to-feed-the-planet-there-would-be-more-efficient-than-agriculture/" ["description"]=> string(369) "In partnership with Futura According to researchers’ calculations, making proteins from air and electricity would save 90% of space on Earth compared to agriculture, and thus reduce the environmental pressure on the planet. Real solution or mirror to the larks? After the meat without beef manufactured in vitro, here is the Soy plant-free, lab-generated. And …" ["content"]=> array(1) { ["encoded"]=> string(6188) "

In partnership with Futura

According to researchers’ calculations, making proteins from air and electricity would save 90% of space on Earth compared to agriculture, and thus reduce the environmental pressure on the planet. Real solution or mirror to the larks?

After the meat without beef manufactured in vitro, here is the Soy plant-free, lab-generated. And if the prospect of seeing the immense fields of cereals de la Beauce does not make you too happy, know that it is nevertheless the best option to save the Planet, affirms a team of German, Italian and Israeli researchers. According to them, producing food from bacteria and D’air would be 10 times more efficient than planting an equivalent field. In other words, a field of one hectare of land, intended for cultivation in vitro would produce the equivalent of ten hectares of soybeans planted in the field. ” This means that the other nine hectares could be returned to nature. “, Say the researchers.

Producing food from air and electricity

But what exactly is behind this 2.0 food? It is about producing protein single cell (SCP) through a process of fermentation from yeasts, bacteria or microalgues, supplied with water, carbon dioxide et en nutrients (methane, ethanol, sugars…). These single-cell proteins will then be used to produce a food with a high protein content.

Several start-up are already working on this topic, as Deep Branch Biotechnology, which produces feed for livestock or aquaculture. The Finnish start-up Solar Foods has also developed “Soline”, a kind of wheat flour rich in protein obtained by separating the molecules air and water thanks to theelectrolysis. Fed with CO2 and nutrients, microbes will then make amino acids and produce an “ultra pure” protein. According to the company, the process is 20 times more efficient than photosynthesis and 200 times more efficient than meat in obtaining the same amount of food, and requires considerably less water. The Californian start-up Air Protein, on the same niche, just raised $ 32 million from investors including Barclays and Google Ventures.

All these start-ups advance the same argument: this process is much more economical in natural resources thanagriculture classic. And this is what the team of scientists confirms today in the journal PNAS. « Food production currently occupies more than a third of the land surface of the Terre and already has a significant pression environmental ”, Argue the authors. And, with population growth combined with increased animal production, the food supply could quickly reach its limits. According to FAO, it will be necessary, by 2050, to increase grain production 43% and meat production by 135% to meet needs, all without increasing the cultivated area by more than 20%. In short, the need to find alternative food sources appears more than necessary.

Ten times more calories and protein for an equivalent surface area

So, for Dorian Leger and his colleagues, synthetic protein appears to be an ideal solution. No need for polluting fertilizers or pesticides harmful, a land use reduced as much as possible, and proteins produced in a few hours instead of several months, without the risk of being subjected to the vagaries of the weather. According to the researchers’ calculations, the production of protein via bacterial fermentation makes it possible to obtain up to 10,000 calories, and 1,500 calories per square meter and per year (an area dedicated in particular to the solar panels necessary for the production of electricity). By comparison, the yield of a square meter of soybeans is 1,010 calories and 115 grams of protein per year, and that of rice 1,450 calories and 31 grams of protein per year.

The end of beans?

The elimination of agriculture is not for tomorrow, however. Because, if the technology has proven itself on a small scale, feeding the world with gigantic bacteria fermenters remains quite uncertain. In addition, the resulting powder, composed of 70% protein, will not meet all nutritional needs. What about fibers, vitamins, from carbohydrates or some materials fat? We will have to supplement our diet with good real vegetables and olive oil. sunflower. Find some alternative proteins, okay, but deprive ourselves of tomatoes and hamburgers, blah!

An article by Céline Deluzarche, find other articles on Future.

published here

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In partnership with Futura

According to researchers’ calculations, making proteins from air and electricity would save 90% of space on Earth compared to agriculture, and thus reduce the environmental pressure on the planet. Real solution or mirror to the larks?

After the meat without beef manufactured in vitro, here is the Soy plant-free, lab-generated. And if the prospect of seeing the immense fields of cereals de la Beauce does not make you too happy, know that it is nevertheless the best option to save the Planet, affirms a team of German, Italian and Israeli researchers. According to them, producing food from bacteria and D’air would be 10 times more efficient than planting an equivalent field. In other words, a field of one hectare of land, intended for cultivation in vitro would produce the equivalent of ten hectares of soybeans planted in the field. ” This means that the other nine hectares could be returned to nature. “, Say the researchers.

Producing food from air and electricity

But what exactly is behind this 2.0 food? It is about producing protein single cell (SCP) through a process of fermentation from yeasts, bacteria or microalgues, supplied with water, carbon dioxide et en nutrients (methane, ethanol, sugars…). These single-cell proteins will then be used to produce a food with a high protein content.

Several start-up are already working on this topic, as Deep Branch Biotechnology, which produces feed for livestock or aquaculture. The Finnish start-up Solar Foods has also developed “Soline”, a kind of wheat flour rich in protein obtained by separating the molecules air and water thanks to theelectrolysis. Fed with CO2 and nutrients, microbes will then make amino acids and produce an “ultra pure” protein. According to the company, the process is 20 times more efficient than photosynthesis and 200 times more efficient than meat in obtaining the same amount of food, and requires considerably less water. The Californian start-up Air Protein, on the same niche, just raised $ 32 million from investors including Barclays and Google Ventures.

All these start-ups advance the same argument: this process is much more economical in natural resources thanagriculture classic. And this is what the team of scientists confirms today in the journal PNAS. « Food production currently occupies more than a third of the land surface of the Terre and already has a significant pression environmental ”, Argue the authors. And, with population growth combined with increased animal production, the food supply could quickly reach its limits. According to FAO, it will be necessary, by 2050, to increase grain production 43% and meat production by 135% to meet needs, all without increasing the cultivated area by more than 20%. In short, the need to find alternative food sources appears more than necessary.

Ten times more calories and protein for an equivalent surface area

So, for Dorian Leger and his colleagues, synthetic protein appears to be an ideal solution. No need for polluting fertilizers or pesticides harmful, a land use reduced as much as possible, and proteins produced in a few hours instead of several months, without the risk of being subjected to the vagaries of the weather. According to the researchers’ calculations, the production of protein via bacterial fermentation makes it possible to obtain up to 10,000 calories, and 1,500 calories per square meter and per year (an area dedicated in particular to the solar panels necessary for the production of electricity). By comparison, the yield of a square meter of soybeans is 1,010 calories and 115 grams of protein per year, and that of rice 1,450 calories and 31 grams of protein per year.

The end of beans?

The elimination of agriculture is not for tomorrow, however. Because, if the technology has proven itself on a small scale, feeding the world with gigantic bacteria fermenters remains quite uncertain. In addition, the resulting powder, composed of 70% protein, will not meet all nutritional needs. What about fibers, vitamins, from carbohydrates or some materials fat? We will have to supplement our diet with good real vegetables and olive oil. sunflower. Find some alternative proteins, okay, but deprive ourselves of tomatoes and hamburgers, blah!

An article by Céline Deluzarche, find other articles on Future.

published here

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Saturn’s moon Titan is one of the most intriguing places in the solar system, so much so that NASA is planning to send a rotorcraft there in the mid 2030s. Now the science team behind this Dragonfly mission has outlined its science goals and objectives, with the search for signs of life high on the list.

Titan is surprisingly Earth-like – it has a thick atmosphere and it’s the only other place we know of that has liquid lakes, oceans, rains and rivers. The key difference is that these aren’t filled with water, but liquid methane and ethane. As such, Titan could turn out to be home to strange alien forms of life that use different biological processes to Earthlings.

In 2019, NASA selected the Dragonfly mission to explore this weird world. As the name suggests, the mission would include a robotic helicopter of sorts that would hop around the surface, like a bigger version of the Ingenuity drone that’s currently exploring Mars alongside the Perseverance rover.

Dragonfly would take samples of surface organics and water ice before hopping to a new location every 16 (Earth) days

Johns Hopkins/APL

And now, the science team behind the Dragonfly mission has outlined its goals and objectives. The underlying theme is life – specifically, whether Titan does, has or could host life in some form. Scientists have already detected some possible markers of prebiotic chemistry, such as organic compounds and molecules that resemble those thought to have existed on early Earth. So the craft will investigate whether the conditions are right for life to take hold, by studying the global methane cycle, how the atmosphere interacts with surface material, and where water might mix with organics.

Another key is to figure out if this would be “life as we know it” or not – that is, whether it’s water-based like us, or if it uses liquid hydrocarbons that are available in Titan’s lakes and seas. Importantly, Dragonfly will search for chemical biosignatures that could indicate past or present life of either kind.

The team has selected a landing site that would give them access to places that could hold the answers to all of those questions. Dragonfly will initially set down among the dunes near the equator, where it can sample organic sediments, then explore the interdune regions to sample water ice. The craft would stay in each location for one full Titan day (about 16 Earth days) before taking to the skies and moving to a new spot. Ultimately, the craft would head for Selk Crater, an 50 mile wide crater that may yield signs of water having mixed with surface organics.

An artist's impression of Dragonfly landing – and taking off again

An artist’s impression of Dragonfly landing – and taking off again

Johns Hopkins/APL

“Titan represents an explorer’s utopia,” says Alex Hayes, co-author of the study. “The science questions we have for Titan are very broad because we don’t know much about what is actually going on at the surface yet. For every question we answered during the Cassini mission’s exploration of Titan from Saturn orbit, we gained 10 new ones.”

We still have a while to wait before we might get answers though. Dragonfly is set to launch in 2026 and won’t arrive at Titan until 2034. But when it does, the images and data we get back may be some of the most fascinating we’ve ever seen.

The research was published in the Planetary Science Journal.

Source: Cornell University

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Saturn’s moon Titan is one of the most intriguing places in the solar system, so much so that NASA is planning to send a rotorcraft there in the mid 2030s. Now the science team behind this Dragonfly mission has outlined its science goals and objectives, with the search for signs of life high on the list.

Titan is surprisingly Earth-like – it has a thick atmosphere and it’s the only other place we know of that has liquid lakes, oceans, rains and rivers. The key difference is that these aren’t filled with water, but liquid methane and ethane. As such, Titan could turn out to be home to strange alien forms of life that use different biological processes to Earthlings.

In 2019, NASA selected the Dragonfly mission to explore this weird world. As the name suggests, the mission would include a robotic helicopter of sorts that would hop around the surface, like a bigger version of the Ingenuity drone that’s currently exploring Mars alongside the Perseverance rover.

Dragonfly would take samples of surface organics and water ice before hopping to a new location every 16 (Earth) days

Johns Hopkins/APL

And now, the science team behind the Dragonfly mission has outlined its goals and objectives. The underlying theme is life – specifically, whether Titan does, has or could host life in some form. Scientists have already detected some possible markers of prebiotic chemistry, such as organic compounds and molecules that resemble those thought to have existed on early Earth. So the craft will investigate whether the conditions are right for life to take hold, by studying the global methane cycle, how the atmosphere interacts with surface material, and where water might mix with organics.

Another key is to figure out if this would be “life as we know it” or not – that is, whether it’s water-based like us, or if it uses liquid hydrocarbons that are available in Titan’s lakes and seas. Importantly, Dragonfly will search for chemical biosignatures that could indicate past or present life of either kind.

The team has selected a landing site that would give them access to places that could hold the answers to all of those questions. Dragonfly will initially set down among the dunes near the equator, where it can sample organic sediments, then explore the interdune regions to sample water ice. The craft would stay in each location for one full Titan day (about 16 Earth days) before taking to the skies and moving to a new spot. Ultimately, the craft would head for Selk Crater, an 50 mile wide crater that may yield signs of water having mixed with surface organics.

An artist's impression of Dragonfly landing – and taking off again

An artist’s impression of Dragonfly landing – and taking off again

Johns Hopkins/APL

“Titan represents an explorer’s utopia,” says Alex Hayes, co-author of the study. “The science questions we have for Titan are very broad because we don’t know much about what is actually going on at the surface yet. For every question we answered during the Cassini mission’s exploration of Titan from Saturn orbit, we gained 10 new ones.”

We still have a while to wait before we might get answers though. Dragonfly is set to launch in 2026 and won’t arrive at Titan until 2034. But when it does, the images and data we get back may be some of the most fascinating we’ve ever seen.

The research was published in the Planetary Science Journal.

Source: Cornell University

" ["date_timestamp"]=> int(1628677733) } [7]=> array(14) { ["title"]=> string(51) "In Israel, the Bennett government’s balancing act" ["link"]=> string(73) "https://newnewsdaily.xyz/in-israel-the-bennett-governments-balancing-act/" ["comments"]=> string(81) "https://newnewsdaily.xyz/in-israel-the-bennett-governments-balancing-act/#respond" ["dc"]=> array(1) { ["creator"]=> string(12) "Paula Scully" } ["pubdate"]=> string(31) "Wed, 11 Aug 2021 10:19:48 +0000" ["category"]=> string(47) "Middle EastactbalancingBennettgovernmentsIsrael" ["guid"]=> string(73) "https://newnewsdaily.xyz/in-israel-the-bennett-governments-balancing-act/" ["description"]=> string(333) "Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett (right) speaks with Foreign Minister Yair Lapid in Jerusalem, August 8, 2021. RONEN ZVULUN / AP The first milestone has passed. By agreeing on August 2 on a budget, the new Israeli government led by Naftali Bennett has shown that it can last. This project must certainly be validated in …" ["content"]=> array(1) { ["encoded"]=> string(4194) "

The first milestone has passed. By agreeing on August 2 on a budget, the new Israeli government led by Naftali Bennett has shown that it can last. This project must certainly be validated in November by Parliament, where the ruling coalition has a very narrow majority. But it is already a victory for a motley assembly of eight parties, inducted on June 13, ranging from the far right to the Zionist left and supported by an Arab party – a first in the country’s history.

Article reserved for our subscribers Read also In Israel, a historic coalition, ranging from left to far right, united against Benyamin Netanyahu

It has been three years since Israel could not agree on a budget, plagued by a deep political crisis. In November 2018, secular ultranationalist Avigdor Lieberman left the coalition, bringing down the Netanyahu government. In more than two years, the country has had four elections, unable to turn the page Netanyahu, prime minister for fifteen years, adored by his own and hated by a large part of the voters.

From now on ” there is, in a sense, a certain normality: there is a budget, the weekends go off without a crisis… It is a blessing. You turn on your television and you are no longer afraid of what you will discover there, observes Israel Waismel-Manor, professor at the School of Political Science at the University of Haifa. In theory, this government should be a dysfunctional entity and collapse. But two elements mean that, for the moment, it is rather a success. First of all, those in power are all afraid of the return of Benyamin Netanyahu. Then, as long as Mr. Netanyahu is at the head of Likud, there is no chance that the right will create a government: the ex-prime minister is persona non grata in the eyes of far too many people. »

Curious blend

The compromise found to avoid a fifth election resulted in a curious assembly: the current Prime Minister, Naftali Bennett, of the far-right Yamina party, has only 7 deputies in Parliament. He must give way in 2023 to his partner, the centrist Yaïr Lapid, who has 17 elected under the Yesh Atid banner in the Knesset. Inspired by the tandem briefly set up in 2020 by Mr. Netanyahu with the Minister of Defense, Benny Gantz, this team confirms “A change of regime” discreet in Israel, according to Gideon Rahat, researcher at the Israel Democracy Institute: “The executive now has two heads and it’s an interesting shift. “

“This government uses more nuanced formulas, but its reaction to security incidents is harsher than that of the Netanyahu government” Gideon Rahat, researcher at the Israel Democracy Institute

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The first milestone has passed. By agreeing on August 2 on a budget, the new Israeli government led by Naftali Bennett has shown that it can last. This project must certainly be validated in November by Parliament, where the ruling coalition has a very narrow majority. But it is already a victory for a motley assembly of eight parties, inducted on June 13, ranging from the far right to the Zionist left and supported by an Arab party – a first in the country’s history.

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It has been three years since Israel could not agree on a budget, plagued by a deep political crisis. In November 2018, secular ultranationalist Avigdor Lieberman left the coalition, bringing down the Netanyahu government. In more than two years, the country has had four elections, unable to turn the page Netanyahu, prime minister for fifteen years, adored by his own and hated by a large part of the voters.

From now on ” there is, in a sense, a certain normality: there is a budget, the weekends go off without a crisis… It is a blessing. You turn on your television and you are no longer afraid of what you will discover there, observes Israel Waismel-Manor, professor at the School of Political Science at the University of Haifa. In theory, this government should be a dysfunctional entity and collapse. But two elements mean that, for the moment, it is rather a success. First of all, those in power are all afraid of the return of Benyamin Netanyahu. Then, as long as Mr. Netanyahu is at the head of Likud, there is no chance that the right will create a government: the ex-prime minister is persona non grata in the eyes of far too many people. »

Curious blend

The compromise found to avoid a fifth election resulted in a curious assembly: the current Prime Minister, Naftali Bennett, of the far-right Yamina party, has only 7 deputies in Parliament. He must give way in 2023 to his partner, the centrist Yaïr Lapid, who has 17 elected under the Yesh Atid banner in the Knesset. Inspired by the tandem briefly set up in 2020 by Mr. Netanyahu with the Minister of Defense, Benny Gantz, this team confirms “A change of regime” discreet in Israel, according to Gideon Rahat, researcher at the Israel Democracy Institute: “The executive now has two heads and it’s an interesting shift. “

“This government uses more nuanced formulas, but its reaction to security incidents is harsher than that of the Netanyahu government” Gideon Rahat, researcher at the Israel Democracy Institute

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A Canadian businessman detained since 2018 was sentenced Wednesday, August 11, to eleven years in prison for espionage, a verdict seen as a means of pressure against Ottawa, while the daughter of Huawei founder, Meng Wanzhou, is currently heard in the context of an extradition process to the United States.

Michael Spavor disappeared in December 2018, a few days after the arrest in Vancouver of Meng Wanzhou, chief financial officer of the world’s number one telecoms company. Since then, the Huawei heiress has been under house arrest in Vancouver, awaiting Canadian justice to rule on her extradition to the United States, which accuses the Chinese technological flagship of bank fraud in order to circumvent sanctions against Iran. .

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“Michael Spavor convicted of foreign espionage and illegal disclosure of state secrets, said Wednesday a court in Dandong (northeast), on the North Korean border, where the Canadian was tried in March. He Was Sentenced to Eleven Years’ Imprisonment, Confiscation of His Personal Property Up to 50,000 Yuan [6 600 euros] and expulsion. »

“Unacceptable and unfair”

The expulsion of convicted persons generally takes place at the end of their sentence, but can, in certain cases, be decided earlier. The sentence against Mr. Spavor was announced as Meng Wanzhou appears until August 20 in a Canadian court for a final round of hearings relating to his potential extradition. The verdict should not be delivered for months, however, and the accused will still be able to appeal to higher authorities.

“The conviction of Michael Spavor is absolutely unacceptable and unfair”, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau reacted in a statement. “The verdict for Mr. Spavor comes after more than two and a half years of arbitrary detention, in the absence of transparency of the legal process, and after a trial which does not meet the minimum standards of international law”, added the leader. The trial was held behind closed doors, as is customary in espionage cases.

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Michael Spavor was a consultant, based in northeast China, from where he organized trips to North Korea, after living in the country for years. He was fluent in Korean and prided himself on knowing Kim Jong-un personally. He notably organized the visit of American basketball player Dennis Rodman in 2013 and 2014, of which the Korean leader is a fan. Mr. Spavora’s arrest took place in December 2018, nine days after Mr.me Meng, like his compatriot, Michael Kovrig, a diplomat on sabbatical leave working since February 2018 for the NGO International Crisis Group.

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A Canadian businessman detained since 2018 was sentenced Wednesday, August 11, to eleven years in prison for espionage, a verdict seen as a means of pressure against Ottawa, while the daughter of Huawei founder, Meng Wanzhou, is currently heard in the context of an extradition process to the United States.

Michael Spavor disappeared in December 2018, a few days after the arrest in Vancouver of Meng Wanzhou, chief financial officer of the world’s number one telecoms company. Since then, the Huawei heiress has been under house arrest in Vancouver, awaiting Canadian justice to rule on her extradition to the United States, which accuses the Chinese technological flagship of bank fraud in order to circumvent sanctions against Iran. .

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“Michael Spavor convicted of foreign espionage and illegal disclosure of state secrets, said Wednesday a court in Dandong (northeast), on the North Korean border, where the Canadian was tried in March. He Was Sentenced to Eleven Years’ Imprisonment, Confiscation of His Personal Property Up to 50,000 Yuan [6 600 euros] and expulsion. »

“Unacceptable and unfair”

The expulsion of convicted persons generally takes place at the end of their sentence, but can, in certain cases, be decided earlier. The sentence against Mr. Spavor was announced as Meng Wanzhou appears until August 20 in a Canadian court for a final round of hearings relating to his potential extradition. The verdict should not be delivered for months, however, and the accused will still be able to appeal to higher authorities.

“The conviction of Michael Spavor is absolutely unacceptable and unfair”, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau reacted in a statement. “The verdict for Mr. Spavor comes after more than two and a half years of arbitrary detention, in the absence of transparency of the legal process, and after a trial which does not meet the minimum standards of international law”, added the leader. The trial was held behind closed doors, as is customary in espionage cases.

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Michael Spavor was a consultant, based in northeast China, from where he organized trips to North Korea, after living in the country for years. He was fluent in Korean and prided himself on knowing Kim Jong-un personally. He notably organized the visit of American basketball player Dennis Rodman in 2013 and 2014, of which the Korean leader is a fan. Mr. Spavora’s arrest took place in December 2018, nine days after Mr.me Meng, like his compatriot, Michael Kovrig, a diplomat on sabbatical leave working since February 2018 for the NGO International Crisis Group.

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A survey conducted by Ticket, food and meal benefits brand of Edenred, with more than 1,500 people, revealed that 64% of participants are more concerned about their own health and that of their family and friends this year compared to 2020, considering the second wave of Covid-19 in Brazil. Another 27% said that the increase in worry had even impacted their mental health, and only 9% said there was no change.

The survey also showed that health concerns made people look more critically at the daily habits that impact their physical and mental well-being. “We have noticed an increase in the number of people who recognize that they do not have good lifestyle habits compared to a survey we carried out at the end of last year. Today, 31% responded that they do not believe they have good lifestyle habits. In 2020, 21% gave the same answer”, comments Felipe Gomes, General Director of Ticket.

Felipe Gomes, General Director of Ticket: mental health is highlighted in the current scenario.

For the same question, 34% of respondents said they have good habits, but that they could improve, as they do not perform physical activities frequently, but have a healthy diet. 17%, on the other hand, revealed an opposite scenario, stating that they do not have a good diet, but practice physical activities; 18% believe that they take excellent care of their health, as they perform physical activities frequently and adopt a healthy diet.

When asked about how they have managed their time in their daily lives to promote physical and emotional balance, 23% of respondents revealed that they are unable to organize themselves in relation to time; already 19% were able to insert physical activities into their routine; 19% disconnect from social networks and television after certain hours and on weekends; 15% pursued alternative hobbies such as cooking, reading and doing yoga; 14% sought support from a psychologist and/or psychiatrist and 10% reorganized their work dynamics. “Seeking professional support is essential to deal with the difficulties of daily life and the emotional burden that the current situation can cause. Therefore, solutions that allow easy access to consultations with mental health professionals, including via telemedicine, deserve a place in the list of benefits offered by companies”, concludes Gomes.

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A survey conducted by Ticket, food and meal benefits brand of Edenred, with more than 1,500 people, revealed that 64% of participants are more concerned about their own health and that of their family and friends this year compared to 2020, considering the second wave of Covid-19 in Brazil. Another 27% said that the increase in worry had even impacted their mental health, and only 9% said there was no change.

The survey also showed that health concerns made people look more critically at the daily habits that impact their physical and mental well-being. “We have noticed an increase in the number of people who recognize that they do not have good lifestyle habits compared to a survey we carried out at the end of last year. Today, 31% responded that they do not believe they have good lifestyle habits. In 2020, 21% gave the same answer”, comments Felipe Gomes, General Director of Ticket.

Felipe Gomes, General Director of Ticket: mental health is highlighted in the current scenario.

For the same question, 34% of respondents said they have good habits, but that they could improve, as they do not perform physical activities frequently, but have a healthy diet. 17%, on the other hand, revealed an opposite scenario, stating that they do not have a good diet, but practice physical activities; 18% believe that they take excellent care of their health, as they perform physical activities frequently and adopt a healthy diet.

When asked about how they have managed their time in their daily lives to promote physical and emotional balance, 23% of respondents revealed that they are unable to organize themselves in relation to time; already 19% were able to insert physical activities into their routine; 19% disconnect from social networks and television after certain hours and on weekends; 15% pursued alternative hobbies such as cooking, reading and doing yoga; 14% sought support from a psychologist and/or psychiatrist and 10% reorganized their work dynamics. “Seeking professional support is essential to deal with the difficulties of daily life and the emotional burden that the current situation can cause. Therefore, solutions that allow easy access to consultations with mental health professionals, including via telemedicine, deserve a place in the list of benefits offered by companies”, concludes Gomes.

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