Showing posts with label World. Show all posts
Showing posts with label World. Show all posts

Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Nobel Prize winner: The worst things in the world are made by men seduced by the macho myth

 Tawakkol Karman (Yemen), Leymah Gbowee (Liberia), and Jody Williams (United States) are touring Poland and Ukraine to support displaced women from Ukraine and recognize their life-saving work, engage communities that have assisted refugees, and determine what can be done for women's organizations and networks in both countries.



At each stage of their journey, the winners asked how decision-makers can ensure that the voices of women affected by armed conflicts are heard. They want to know how to better respond to the gender effects of conflicts and, in this case, the Russian military invasion of Ukraine. 

Nobel laureates will visit refugee centers in Kraków and Rzeszów, as well as the offices of international humanitarian organizations, and meet with local activists and officials.

Sunday, June 5, 2022

Update : Shakira and Gerard Announced split-up

 We're all fascinated by Shakira's romance with footballer Gerard Pack, but rumors are circulating that the two will soon split up. 



According to reports in the international press, Shakira recently discovered that the footballer had cheated on her. Gerard Pack was spotted with another woman, according to Shakira.

Since Shakira stopped posting pictures with Gerard Pack on Instagram, rumors of her separation have circulated.

It all started when she did not include the footballer in her Mother's Day post.

Shakira and Gerard Pack have two children, Sasha, age 7, and Milan, age 9.



Shakira last posted a photo with Gerard Pack on Valentine's Day in February. It was a close-up selfie with the caption "Happy Valentine's Day."







Saturday, June 4, 2022

The US is shipping only four at the moment, while Moscow has thousands of BM-30 rocket launchers.

 "The Ukrainian army's situation in the east is dramatic," says Markus Reisner, an Austrian military strategist with the local Ministry of Defense. According to him, the Russians are on the verge of gaining complete control of the Donbass. Moscow's three war tactics are behind it. 



The conflict in Ukraine is now in its fifteenth week. Ukrainian forces are coming under increasing pressure in Donbas. "The situation in the east is extremely difficult," Ukraine's President, Volodymyr Zelensky, admitted. 

He admitted that "every day, 60 to 100 soldiers are killed in action, with another 500 injured."

What could change the situation? 

For example, Washington and Berlin, for example, have promised to deliver modern rocket launchers on Tuesday. This weapon is extremely brutal; it works in the same way as the old Stalinist BM-13 [popularly known as Katyusha rockets] and can destroy anything within 900 meters.

Training and transportation took time, and more than 100 rocket launchers were required.

 The US is shipping only four at the moment, while Moscow has thousands of BM-30 rocket launchers.

Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Putin's major military objective will be met soon.

  The Luhansk region in eastern Ukraine is on the verge of being completely taken over by Russian troops.  Putin, the Kremlin's leader, has set this as a major war goal.



Russian troops are poised to overthrow the last bastion of Ukrainian forces in eastern Ukraine's Luhansk region.

If Sievjerodonetsk, the besieged regional capital, falls, Russia will have achieved one of its war goals: complete control of the Luhansk region.

The Russian troops and Moscow-aligned separatists could then advance further west into the Donetsk region, capturing the strategically important cities of Sloviansk and Kramatorsk.

Sieverodonetsk, the administrative center of the Ukrainian-controlled Luhansk region, has been contested for several days. Leonid Pasechnik, the leader of the People's Republic of Luhansk, which Vladimir Putin has recognized as a state, stated that pro-Russian forces now control two-thirds of the city.

According to Hajday, the majority of Sieverodonetsk is now under Russian control. However, the Ukrainian defenders did not surrender. He stated that 90% of the city's buildings are damaged and 60% are not worth rebuilding. There were once 100,000 inhabitants, but only 12,000 are believed to have remained.

Are American leaders paying attention the destruction caused by the war? 

They must stop this war. 


Friday, May 27, 2022

In "Stranger Things 4," there was a cautionary note. This is how Netflix responds to the Texas shootings.

 The long-awaited fourth season of "Stranger Things" premiered on Netflix on Friday.  In response to the recent shooting at a Texas elementary school, the Duffer brothers and service decided to make changes to the show. Before the first episode, there was a disclaimer.


"Stranger Things 4" - a warning about the Uvalde shooting

"Stranger Things 4" has already aired seven episodes on Netflix (the final two episodes will air in July). The premiere of the cult series about kids from Hawkins happened to fall on the same day as a massacre in Uvalde, Texas, just a few days ago. On the grounds of Robb Elementary School, an assailant aged 18 fired at 19 students and three teachers. The tragedy is regarded as the third deadliest shooting in the United States since the 2012 Sandy Hook school massacre.

Netflix

The Duffer brothers, the creators of "Stranger Things," were not indifferent to the tragedy that befell the families and friends of those murdered in Uvalde. The first episode of the fourth season opens with a grisly massacre at the Hawkins National Laboratory. As a result, Netflix decided to include a warning before the opening sequence. It contains dramatic scenes that may be too intense for American audiences.

"This season of Stranger Things was filmed a year ago. "Due to the recent tragic school shooting in Texas, some viewers may feel uneasy about the first episode's opening scene," the warning states.

A shootout at an elementary school in Texas

On Tuesday, May 24, armed 18-year-old Salvador Ramos entered an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, and opened fire on defenseless students and teachers. The shooting resulted in the deaths of 19 children aged 7 to 10 and 3 adults.

Irma Garcia, a teacher in her forties, was one of the victims. The woman taught for 23 years at the Robb Elementary School in Uvalde. Joe Garcia passed away shortly after hearing the tragic news of his wife's heart attack-related death. The couple has orphaned two sons and two daughters between the ages of 12 and 23. 

The couple's family announced the man's death on social media, indicating that the 50-year-old died of grief after losing his wife.


Shootout in Texas. They were able to escape the massacre by hiding or smearing their friends with blood. Survivor children's stories

 She is unable to sleep alone. She is afraid to take a shower herself. She's even afraid to watch a movie in the living room by herself. 

Credit : (Pete Luna / Ulvade Leader-News)


Amber Gonzales, mother of an 8-year-old girl who survived the shooting in Uvalde, Texas, told the Los Angeles Times, "I put her to bed and she told me she felt like someone was looking at her." 

Members of their families recounted the traumatic experiences of children who survived the attack in the pages of an American newspaper.

A fourth-grade student shared his memories on KENS TV in San Antonio during one of their programs. According to the boy, the attacker stormed into the classroom and yelled, "Time to die!"

"I told my friend to hide under something when I heard a shot through the door so he wouldn't find us," the boy said. Under the tablecloth, the fourth grader and four other students hid. This is how they managed to escape the shooting.

Many of his colleagues, as well as two teachers, were unsuccessful. "They were very good. According to the Los Angeles Times, "they stood in front of our friends to protect them."

Miah Cerillo, 11, survived by smearing her friend's blood and pretending to be dead, according to her aunt Blanca Rivera. The girl was shot in the back during the shooting. She was admitted to the hospital.


Parents say that the police did not intervene in time. TEXAS KILLER WAS IN SCHOOL FOR AN HOUR

 The anger comes after the tears! Following the bloodbath at a Texas elementary school, police are under fire for their actions.



Parents accuse the emergency services of having been inactive for too long and not intervening in time. Authorities confirmed the shooter spent approximately one hour in the classroom firing at students and teachers.

The police entered the room and shot the 18-year-old only after that point.

Parents accuse the police of a lack of decisiveness. CNN quoted Victor Luna as saying, "I told one of the officers that if they don't want to go in, lend me a gun and a vest and I'll go in and handle it myself." Jayden, his son, survived the massacre.

The police did their job, Luna said. But they could have done it faster.

Mike Sington, a citizen of the United States, uploaded a video to Twitter depicting distressed parents and family members. "Get in there!" they beg the military in the video. Instead, the officers are attempting to secure the crime scene and maintain order among the parents.

Victor Escalon of the Texas Department of Public Safety described a "complex situation" during a press conference.


Saturday, May 21, 2022

Finland's gas supplies have been cut off by Russia.

 Russia has stopped supplying gas to Finland. According to Finnish sources, the reason for this is disagreements over ruble payments. For the time being, however, the Finns do not expect any bottlenecks.

Source: Gazprom


As announced, Russia suspended its gas supplies to Finland on Saturday morning. The Russian state-owned company Gazprom said that the Finnish utility Gasum did not pay its payments in rubles - as requested by President Vladimir Putin.

According to Gazprom, Finland received two-thirds of its gas from Russia last year. That was a total of 1.49 billion cubic meters of gas.

The company in Espoo also informed customers on Saturday morning that deliveries would be halted. Beginning immediately and throughout the summer season, Gasum will supply customers with gas from other sources via the Balticconnector pipeline. The network is still working normally. Russia had previously cut off gas supplies to Poland and Bulgaria because they did not pay in rubles.

On Friday, Gasum and Gazprom announced that deliveries would be halted. The Finnish company had previously stated that it would not accept Gazprom Export's demand for ruble payments. Other demands are also at odds between the two companies.  Legal channels should be used to resolve the dispute.


Friday, May 20, 2022

Why is the Ukraine conflict aggravating world hunger?

 The war in Ukraine has consequences for daily food consumption. North African nations, in particular, are feeling the effects directly.

Photo by Pixabay: pexel.com


The Ukraine conflict has worsened the global food situation, thereby causing hunger. This is due to the fact that grain is becoming scarcer and consequently more expensive, as well as bread. Two of the world's largest exporters of grain are involved in the conflict. According to Tobias Heidland of the Kiel Institute for the World Economy, this can lead to fatal situations in countries such as Egypt, but also in others in North Africa.

The professor utilized mathematical models to examine the war's potential impact on the near future. Heidland predicts that the initial supply will be much more limited. Economic adjustment effects, such as other countries increasing their production to compensate for the loss and the resulting further changes in the agricultural market, will not occur for at least a year, and possibly much longer. Heidland states that farmers require a lead time for such changes. Crop rotations must be observed in order to prevent soil erosion. Frequently, it is impossible to switch immediately.

Even in Germany, food prices are already on the rise. Sunflower oil is in short supply on some shelves. More than a quarter of the world's sunflower seeds are produced in Ukraine. However, in Germany, rising prices no longer cause a hunger crisis. The professor states that this was true during the industrial revolution 150 years ago. Today, the average percentage of a household's income spent on food and beverages is 10.3 percent. If food prices were to increase by 10 percent, it would be easier to find savings elsewhere. According to Heidland, in a country like Egypt, the situation is entirely different. There, the average proportion of a household's income spent on food is significantly higher. Consequently, price increases have much more severe effects.

Egypt is home to megacities like Cairo and a substantial urban population. According to Heidland, the nation can no longer provide for its own food needs. Before 2000 years ago, Egypt was still one of the Roman Empire's breadbaskets. Today, the country imports its own grain. Heidland states that grain imports from Ukraine and Russia have increased steadily over the past several decades. Because both countries are close together, produce a great deal, and are easily accessible by sea, namely the Mediterranean and the Black Sea. However, the war is now causing production losses. These two countries can no longer be cultivated in war zones. 

According to Heidland, there are also reports that Russian troops have mined fields. In addition, Ukraine can no longer export grain via maritime transport. In addition, the alternate train route to Romania is being bombed. Additionally, Russia has reduced its exports, according to Heidland. Food and grain are exempt from international trade sanctions; however, many shipowners no longer visit Russian ports.


Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Once known as the Crypto Queen, she is now Europe's most wanted fugitive.

 The founder of the crypto scam OneCoin, has been added to Europol's most wanted list. The Bulgarian citizen and master fraudster was put on the wanted list for her role in the OneCoin cryptocurrency scam.

According to the description on Europol's website, "Dr. Ruja is suspected of convincing investors all over the world to invest in this actually worthless currency as the driving force and intellectual inventor of the alleged cryptocurrency OneCoin."



The police department also states that she has been missing since October 2017. A reward of €5,000 is also being offered to anyone with information that leads to her arrest.

The details were also posted on Interpol’s Twitter account:

The OneCoin scam, which occurred in 2017, is widely regarded as one of the largest in history. The coin became an alternative to Bitcoin, which attracted investors from all over the world.  The pyramid scheme was so successful that it attracted more than £12.7 billion in investment. Ignatova is frequently compared to the infamous conman Bernie Madoff.

The scam was even the subject of a BBC podcast show called "The Missing Cryptoqueen." Jamie Bartlett's book of the same name inspired the podcast.

Most of the people involved in this scam have been arrested, much to the relief of investors. Co-founder Karl Sebastian Greenwood, Ignatova's brother Konstantin, her corporate lawyer Mark Scott, and her former lover Gilbert Armenta are among those involved.

Jamie Bartlett thinks that Ignatova might be traveling with a fake passport, a fake name, or even a mask. As a result, the likelihood of her arrest is remote. Still, if she is caught, her trial will be something that everyone in the crypto community is looking forward to.

Source: https://coinquora.com/


Violence, scarcity, risk of famine. How did Sri Lanka come to this?

 South Sri lanka is experiencing its worst economic crisis since its independence in 1948. Residents are facing food shortages, long daily power outages, and record inflation.


Sri Lanka is descending into anarchy. For weeks, the South Asian country has seen protests and violent clashes as a new prime minister was appointed with the goal of forming a unity government to try to save an economy on the verge of collapse.


This 22-million-person South Asian island is experiencing its worst economic crisis since its independence from the United Kingdom in 1948, with shortages of essential goods, long daily power outages, and record inflation.


The Easter 2019 Islamist attacks, followed by the Covid-19 pandemic, depleted foreign currency reserves provided by tourism revenues and diaspora remittances. Foreign currencies are still required by the country to purchase imported goods on which Sri Lanka relies, as well as to maintain stock levels.


A violent night, a state of emergency, and a curfew


The country's political crisis began on the night of March 31 to April 1 when hundreds of protesters attempted to storm President Gotabaya Rajapaksa's residence in Colombo and demanded his resignation.


For the past two decades, the country has been ruled by the Rajapaksa family. The President and Prime Minister, as well as the Ministers of Finance and Agriculture, are all brothers. A form of government that the people of Sri Lanka no longer support.


On April 1, protests against the government spread across Sri Lanka, prompting the president to declare a state of emergency. A 36-hour curfew was imposed on the 2nd, but hundreds of people defied it by protesting in several cities. The army is on the ground to assist law enforcement.


Resignations 

The government resigns on March 3rd, with the exception of the president and his older brother, Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa. The curfew is lifted on the 4th. The opposition rejects the president's invitation to form a national unity government.


President Rajapaksa lost his majority in Parliament on the 5th due to a series of defections from the ruling coalition Podujana Party (SLPP). Finance Minister Ali Sabry leaves office the next day, and the state of emergency is lifted.


The country faces famine on September 6th. Sri Lankans no longer have enough to eat or to care for themselves. Shops and pharmacies are deserted, prices have risen by 30% in April alone, there is no more gasoline at service stations, and power outages can last up to fifteen hours per day.


Colombo demonstration and payment default

Tens of thousands of people demonstrated against the president in Colombo on September 9th. Employers join the call, as do 23 industrial federations calling for a change in government. Thousands of protesters decide to set up camp in front of the White House. Some opponents of the current regime are now calling for the resignation of Sri Lanka's president, Gotabaya Rajapaksa, the brother of the deposed leader.


Doctors warn on the 10th that they are running low on life-saving drugs. Sri Lanka defaulted on the repayment of its 51 billion dollar external debt on the 12th, claiming that it was its "last resort" to import essential goods.


A new government that does not calm the anger of opponents


On April 18, Sri Lanka's President announces the formation of a new government, dismissing two of his brothers and a nephew but retaining his older brother as Prime Minister.


On May 9, Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa resigns, shortly after his supporters launch violent attacks on demonstrators camped outside the president's office. According to police, eight people were killed and at least 225 were injured in these clashes, which were the deadliest in recent weeks. Authorities impose a general curfew.


General strikes

The International Monetary Fund (IMF), with whom Sri Lanka had begun talks to obtain three to four billion dollars in aid, asked the government on the 20th to "restructure" the country's massive external debt before a bailout programme could be finalised.


Sri Lanka is paralysed by general strikes on April 28 and May 6. President Rajapaksa declares an emergency.

Army evacuation and unity government

After thousands of protesters broke through one of the complex's gates on May 10, the army expelled the former prime minister from his official residence in Colombo. The UN condemns the escalation of violence and urges the army to "exercise restraint." The Ministry of Defense gives the rioters the "order to shoot on sight."


On May 12, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa appoints Ranil Wickremesinghe as Prime Minister, with the intention of forming a unity government to deal with the crisis. Six hours after it was lifted, the curfew is reinstated.

A country running out of gas


The country is running out of gas because it cannot find dollars to fund essential imports, according to the prime minister on May 16.


"At the moment, we only have enough oil for one day," Ranil Wickremesinghe said, warning that his country may face more difficulties in the coming months. He also stated that the government was unable to raise funds to pay for three oil shipments, with ships waiting outside the Colombo port for payment before unloading.


Due to a severe lack of foreign currency, the island is unable to import essential commodities, resulting in severe shortages and a sharp rise in commodity prices. There are numerous reasons for Sri Lankans to continue mobilising.


Thursday, May 12, 2022

Around Kyiv, the UN alleges 1,000 civilian deaths, indicating Russian war crimes.

 In recent weeks, at least 1,000 bodies of dead people have been discovered in the Kyiv vicinity. On Thursday, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet made the announcement on behalf of the UN. According to her, proof of Russian troops committing war crimes in Ukraine is growing.



"The scale of these unlawful killings north of Kyiv, including beach-law executions, is alarming," Bachelet said in a video address to the United Nations Human Rights Council.

"We have knowledge on 300 such murders, but when fresh evidence becomes available, that figure will grow." Civilians were slain as they crossed the street or exited their shelters in search of food and water. Others were murdered while at home. "The automobile attempted to flee."

Much of the exploratory investigation looks to indicate to war crimes committed by Russian forces against the Ukrainian people, according to the UN's top human rights advocate.

Bachelet also considered the situation in Mariupol, a port city. Residents have seen "unimaginable horrors" since the Russian attack began. "A once-thriving city is now in ruins. We assume that thousands of civilians have died in Mariupol, but the actual scope of the atrocities, devastation, and casualties will only become evident over time.

Official investigation of human rights abuses has been decided.

On Thursday, the United Nations Human Rights Council will vote on whether to establish an official investigation team to look into suspected war crimes committed by Russian troops in Ukraine. This probe should establish whether war crimes were committed in February and March around Kyiv and adjacent places.

The United Nations claimed on Tuesday that the true number of civilian casualties in Ukraine is "many thousands of victims" more than the current figure of 3,381.

Although Russia denies murdering civilians in Ukraine, the scenario in Mariupol and Bucha contradicts this claim. Following the Russian pullout in April, hundreds of dead civilians were discovered in Bucha, a Kyiv suburb.


Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Portrait of Marilyn by Warhol: four minutes auction, 195 million dollars

Reuters

This painting by the master of pop art became the most expensive work of the 20th century sold at auction on Monday evening in New York.

A famous portrait of Marilyn Monroe by American pop art master Andy Warhol, which sold for $195 million on Monday night in New York, has become the most expensive 20th century work of art ever sold at public auction.

The portrait of Andy Warhol was part of a collection put up for sale on Monday evening by the Zurich-based Thomas and Doris Ammann Foundation, named after Swiss art dealer and collector Thomas Ammann, a friend of Warhol's who died of AIDS in 1993, and of his sister Doris. 

All proceeds from the sale, or $317 million made on 34 of the 36 lots sold, will go to this foundation, which is dedicated "to improving the lives of children" through health and education, according to Christie's .

Painted in silkscreen ink and acrylic, "Shot Sage Blue Marylin" is one of five one-meter-by-meter portraits of vivid, saturated and contrasting colors that the New York artist produced in 1964 from a photo for the promotion of the film Niagara in 1953. Pink face, blond hair and pronounced lipstick, the actress reveals an enigmatic smile, on a turquoise blue background.

In 1962, Warhol had already made works from the same photo of Marilyn Monroe: a canvas with fifty faces, "Marilyn Diptych", now on display at the Tate Modern in London, as well as a "Gold Marilyn Monroe" which adorns the walls of the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York.

But four of the five "Shot" of 1964 take their name from an incident that makes their legend. In Andy Warhol's studio in Manhattan, “The factory”, a visiting artist, Dorothy Podber, had asked if she could “photograph” the paintings (“shoot” in English). Warhol had accepted, not understanding that she was then going to pull out a revolver and shoot four portraits. To the naked eye, no trace appears today of this incident on the work.

Friday, May 6, 2022

World Health Organization (WHO) says Russia shelled at least 274 hospitals and health centers in this war.

 Russian troops have targeted and continue to attack dozens of hospitals in the disputed region of Ukraine. Trains are used by Doctors Without Borders to evacuate injured patients.

Source: AFP


It is a shocking report to me that Russian troops are targetting the injured, sick, and elderly, there are no longer any taboos. They have long targeted Ukrainian hospitals.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), Russia has already shelled at least 274 hospitals and health centers in this war.

Hospitals were destroyed in there completely. The medical system has collapsed, particularly in eastern Ukraine where hospitals have been destroyed or plundered systematically. The supply line of medicines is broken. Medical personnel has fled which has made the situation worse.

Yulia Paevsku, a paramedic, is an example of what might happen to medical personnel; she was taken by Russian forces in Mariupol on March 16. She has not emerged as of yet. She was a paramedic who primarily cared for military soldiers. She never appeared on prisoner exchange lists between Russia and Ukraine. And there are frequent assaults on medical professionals in Russian-occupied territories.

It is primarily bedridden people who have never had the chance to evacuate who are currently trapped in the contested areas of eastern Ukraine. And these people s who require medical care on daily basis.

The train is a mobile intensive care unit. However, with restrictions.


Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Beijing is closing dozens of subway stations

 Beijing has shuttered 40 metro stations in the city core to combat the corona outbreak. In just one day, China's capital saw 51 new illnesses. Fearing a lockdown, residents are already stockpiling goods. 




Authorities in Beijing, China's capital, have blocked dozens of metro stations in the fight against the corona plague. The metro operator made the announcement. Around 40 subway stations are affected, accounting for roughly a tenth of Beijing's subway system. These stations' entrances and exits would be closed, but the underground stations would remain open to the passage of subway trains. 

The majority of the affected stops are in the city's heart. The officials did not specify when operations will resume.

Within a single day, there were 51 new infections. The subway closures should have a minor impact on daily life in the city, as China celebrates Labor Day this week, and many commuters in the 21-million-strong metropolis are already working from home. 

Since the epidemic began two years ago, China is currently dealing with its greatest corona outbreak. Only 51 new infections were detected in Beijing, which has a population of 21 million people, within 24 hours, five of them without symptoms.

Beijing residents stock up on necessities. The citizens of Beijing, on the other hand, are concerned about the current limits being tightened even more. Many citizens of the capital have already prepared for a possible shutdown by stocking up on supplies. Beijing's residential areas have already been cordoned off. Authorities designated 12 areas as high-risk, while another 35 were designated as medium-risk. "I believe the city is now half-closed," a Beijing resident who did not want to be identified remarked to the AFP news agency, whose home complex was walled off during the fight against Corona. "There is no timeline for when our lockdown will be released, and more places will be locked down," says the spokesperson.


Tuesday, May 3, 2022

In the mother's surname: the historic ruling of the Constitutional Court in Italy

 On Wednesday 27 April, with a ruling that many have defined as epochal, the Constitutional Court declared illegitimate the rules that in Italy require children to automatically give their father's surname.


The constitutional judges, while waiting for the Parliament to approve a specific law, have established new principles : parents will be able to decide whether to give their children only the surname of the father , only that of the mother, or both surnames . In the absence of an agreement, the new standard for children to be born will be to have the surnames of both parents . 

The ruling overturns decades of patriarchal family legacy, which largely left women out of the decision-making process.

I agree with  Gaia Pianigiani of New Times.


Ukraine, Odessa: that nameless boy who died at 15 to save his neighbors from bombs

 We do not even know his name, what face he had, the color of his hair, if he had parents, relatives, where he was born, nothing. The chronicle of the war only tells that he was a 15-year-old boy, that the missiles launched by the Russian army yesterday afternoon on Odessa wiped out his small existence in a moment.


 

Today, to add agony to the number of young people who lost their lives in 69 days of Russian invasion, there are the words of the spokesman of the regional military administration of the city on the Black Sea Sergey Bratchuk: that boy could have been saved, he received the alarm of the incoming aerial bombing on his mobile phone. 

But instead of rushing to the shelter, he ran to warn the elderly neighbors who did not have the alert on their phone of the danger. Moments later, the missiles landed on the dormitory, on the Orthodox church adjacent to a military site.

The world leaders must try to end this bloody war which has been killing and destroying homes 

Sunday, May 1, 2022

The #MeToo moment in Westminster: "Parliament is still running like an old men's club"

 Women MPs from across the political spectrum have spoken out against "institutionalised sexism" in the UK Parliament.


British Members of Parliament said "enough".


Two incidents in less than a week – the accusation against Labour's Angela Rayner of crossing and uncrossing her legs to the "Basic Instinct" and the resignation of Conservative Neil Parish for watching porn on his mobile in the seats – have provoked something like the moment #MeToo in Westminster.


Source: AP



Five parliamentarians from all political backgrounds have raised their voices against "institutionalized sexism" in the British Parliament and against the lack of resources to recognize and address the problem.


"Parliament still functions like a club of elderly men," says conservative Caroline Nokes, who heads the equality committee.


She added that It is generally perceived that women are tolerated but not valued.


She lamented that the use of misogynistic nicknames to cast aspersions on us or references to our clothing.


She said that a colleague was compared to a prostitute for wearing a skirt.


A recent report showed that 56 MPs were referred to the complaints committee in Parliament for harassment and misogyny.


This number is shocking.


The names have not yet been released, nor have the course of investigations or disciplinary actions.


"We are facing a toxic mix of stress, alcohol, testosterone and power," witnesses the conservative Anne Jenkin.


Saturday, April 30, 2022

The cyber war in Russia: Both sides sabotage each other with digital hand grenades

 Hacker attacks on the country have also escalated in recent months,while shells are falling on Ukraine.Ukranians are also giving Russians a tough time there.


Cybera attck is a new form warware where hackers try to break  the fighting spirit of a nation. This is very relevant to the war against Ukraine, where hackers on both sides are trying to demoralise and disrupt the enemy away from the front.


Ukrainian and Russian services and networks are falling  victim to cyber-attacks.

Websites are attacked, private data about citizens is stolen and leaked online.


Both sides hope that the fighting spirit of the other will weaken, because the alternative looks increasingly like a bloody and protracted war.

Putin's Russia is crippled by sanctions and export embargoes that make it hard for the Russians to develop and manufacture technology.

Common goods like sugar have become practically impossible to get in certain parts of Russia.

The Russian naval blockade has also put pressure on the Ukrainian economy. Ukraine is subjected to a general and massive bombing of factories and infrastructures.Both countries are thus under pressure on the home front, and both parties are fighting a war online.


As a result, both countries are under pressure on the domestic front, and both sides are waging an online war.


The 'IT Army of Ukraine' is the name of a loosely knit group of hackers from Ukraine and the West in general.The group is leaking a huge amount of data about Russian soldiers in Ukraine. They calls on loved ones and friends and tries to increase pressure on Russia's domestic front. Russian ministries and agencies go black when the group overloads the pages with so-called DDoS attacks.Dead soldiers' girlfriends are called up by distorted hacker voices.


Ukraine has been hit hard by cyber attacks. Up until the invasion, the number of attacks on Ukrainian services and services exploded, new analyzes by Kaspersky and Trend Micro show.


Russian hackers also attacked the European satellite provider Viasat, it affected several satellite users around the EU.

Friday, April 29, 2022

Kate and William: 11 of marriage and the betrayal hypothesis

 On April 29, 2011 Kate Middleton and William got married in what was perhaps one of the most followed ceremonies, and broadcast to the whole world in worldwide. For 11 years, theirs was a dream wedding, but there were some shocks regarding an alleged betrayal against the Duchess.



Kate and William: marriage and betrayal

After the sumptuous royal wedding broadcast worldwide on April 29, 2011, Kate Middleton and Prince William have formed a splendid family thanks to the arrival of their three children. The only blemish on an otherwise perfect marriage (at least in appearance) would have been the alleged rapprochement between the Duke of Cambridge and another woman, the Marquise of Cholmondeley , Rose Hanbury , who is also a former model. Always close to the life of the Court, Rose Cholmondeley is a close friend of the duke and his family.

Their children grew up together and she and her husband would participate in numerous events related to the Royal family (and vice versa). During one of these Kate Middleton would have been seen arguing animatedly with William and, according to the hypotheses, it would have been the proximity of the duke to Rose to unleash the wrath of the duchess. Kate at the time was pregnant with her third child and, according to rumors of her, by her will Rose Cholmondeley would slowly disappear from the radar of court life.

Kate and William: Life at Court

Despite the hypotheses regarding the alleged betrayal, Kate and William have always maintained the appearance of a united and stable couple and many wonder what the life of the two will be like when he will be the new ruler of England.

Samsung has unveiled a 200 megapixel camera of the second generation

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