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Anderijn Peeters will never forget the first time she saw the
When she arrived at the Dutch nature reserve just miles from Amsterdam last winter, dozens of gaunt horses and cows slowly wandered toward her behind a tall fence, looking for food.
The hungry animals had already eaten the grass down into barren gray patches of dirt, and stripped the bark from all the trees within reach.
They looked like walking skeletons.
Credit: Annemieke van StraatenThey were starved to death, Peeters, a horse trainer and animal advocate living in Holland, told The Dodo. Their ribs and bones were showing. The earth was gray and dusty. Everything had been ripped off the trees. It looked like an enormous bomb had gone off.
Credit: Annemieke van StraatenBut with no natural predators inside to control the population, due to the high fence surrounding the park, the land has gradually become overpopulated and overgrazed over the years and last winter, more than half of the reserves animals starved to death as a result.
Kerfalla Yansan became the 21st ambassador of Guinea to the United States at the beginning of 2018. Appointed on November 24, 2017, he presented his credentials to President Donald Trump on January 24, 2018. Guinea was the first country in Francophone sub-Saharan Africa to establish diplomatic relations with the U.S., following its independence from France in October 1958. He succeeds Mamady Cond, who served in Washington from 2015 to 2018.
Born in 1942 in Conakry what was then French Guinea, Kerfalla Yansan earned a State Doctorate (PhD) from University of Paris-Sorbonne, Faculty of Economics and Law, and a Diploma of Finance from the Institute of Political Sciences of Paris.
A lawyer by training, Yansan started his career not in his native Guinea, but in neighboring Senegal, as a law professor at University of Dakar (since 1987, Cheikh Anta Diop University), which was the largest and most prestigious university in French West Africa.
Despite his legal background, most of Yansans government experience has been with economics and finance. He served as governor of the Central Bank of Guinea from 1986 to 1996.
In the late 1990s and early 2000s, Yansan was a development consultant with a number of institutions, including the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, the UNDP Regional Bureau for Africa, the NEPAD Secretariat, the African Development Bank, and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa.
Yansan served as minister of economy and finance from February 2010 to December 2013. Serving President Skouba Konates Transition Government at first, he retained the post after elections in 2010 resulted in a win for Alpha Cond. As minister, Yansan carried out negotiations with the International Monetary Fund regarding Guineas debt that led to economic reforms allowing the country to carry out a program of debt relief. Those efforts led African Banker magazine to name him as African finance minister of the year in May 2012.
Nevertheless, that same year, Yansane was accused of signing a secret $25 million loan agreement with Palladino Capital, owned by Walter Hennig of South Africa, allowing Palladino to take ownership of a 30 percent share of the country's official mine holdings in the event of default. Yansane disputed the facts, but announced on June 21, 2012, the repayment of the loan in full.
After a cabinet reshuffle in January 2014, Yansan became minister of mines and geology, where he oversaw his specialty: contracts for oil...
According to a recent report created for the Prince of Wales Sustainability Institute, there are now more than 470 companies with commitments to ensure their company is not linked to deforestation. These are commonly known as Zero Deforestation Policies (ZDPs). With increased small-scale deforestation in Amazonia, approximately 4,000 hectares recently cleared in Indonesian Papua for palm development, and increasing pressure on forests in Sub-Saharan Africa attributed to palm oil expansion, it is clear these policies are not (yet) having their intended impact. A recent investigation into the role of commercial, company, personal, and environmental values in ZDPs explores a less frequently considered contributing factor to why this is the case: the values of the corporate decision-makers who are responsible for implementing ZDPs. Why look at the role of values in ZDPs? Because there is a mismatch between rate of forest loss and pace of policy, regulation, and technological developments to protect forests, and this discrepancy suggests it is worthwhile to consider more fundamental drivers of change in order to end deforestation. Values, commonly defined as the metrics we use to choose and rationalize actions and to appraise people and events, might be just such a fundamental driver. Often-cited policy tools such as national forest preservation laws and reforestation programs, the UNs REDD+ program, and laws to minimize illegal logging are slow, according to a 2017 study, and non-binding with limited impact, as a 2014 study found. Even when the policy, legislation, or regulation mechanism to stop deforestation is sound, effective
ALTO INAMBARI, Peru There are some places that we always remember better than others. That is what David Aranbar says when he thinks about the district of Alto Inambari, seven hours away from the city of Puno in Perus Sandia Province. Aranbar, the director of Bahuaja-Sonene National Park, grew up in that area of the rainforest and still remembers seeing catfish racing downstream in the Inambari River, alongside otters who would run beside the catfish trying to trap them. Many years have passed since the last time Aranbar has seen an otter in the area. The area around the Inambari River, which has long been the otters preferred route to travel, is now filled with heavy machinery and barrels of mercury. It is an area that has been transformed by illegal mining. As the otter population decreases, the number of illegal stands selling fuel continues to climb. The fuel is there to facilitate mining in the area. An inspection by the provincial attorney specializing in environmental matters in Puno in late 2017 identified 36 points of illegal mining in the Inambari River Basin. Of those, 18 were in Alto Inambari. A large number of those illegal mines are located in the buffer zone of Bahuaja-Sonene National Park, just a little over one mile from the protected area. It seems like just a matter of time before illegal mining makes its way into the park itself. The illegal mining that takes place in the southern part of Bahuaja-Sonene National Park
JAKARTA Puan, the worlds oldest living Sumatran orangutan, has died at an Australian zoo after a lifetime spent in service to the conservation of the critically endangered species. Officials at Perth Zoo, where Puan had lived for the past 50 years, euthanized her on June 18, citing age-related health complications. She was 62 years old. Her death left an incredible legacy of 11 children and a total of 54 descendants in Australia, Europe, the United States and in the jungles of Sumatra, accounting for nearly a tenth of the global zoo population of Sumatran orangutans (Pongo abelii), according to a statement from Perth Zoo. Due to her genetic legacy, Puan played a vital role in ensuring the survival of the heavily threatened species. Of the nine existing wild populations of Sumatran orangutans, only seven each with an estimated 250 or more individuals have prospects of long-term viability, according to WWF. Only three of those population groups have more than 1,000 orangutans each. Some 29 of Puans descendants are still alive, including daughters Puteri and Pulang; grandchildren Utama, Teliti, Sekara and Lestari; and great-grandson Sungai, all of whom are also at Perth Zoo. At 62, Puan exceeded the usual life expectancy for her species. In the wild, female orangutans would rarely live past the age of 50, assuming they succumb earlier to a number of threats such as poaching. Puan is the total exception to the rule, Holly Thompson, a primate superviser at Perth Zoo, said in a
Das geilste ist ja, dass wir Jogi Lw dankbar sein mssen, dass sie so frh aus der WM rausgeflogen sind.
Sonst wre Axel Voss mit seinem Internet-Kaputtmach-Gesetz voll im WM-Burying untergegangen.
Tja, liebe Leser, es war eine schne Zeit hier mit dem Blog.
Aber jetzt ist wohl vorbei dann. Ein marodierender Einzeltter namens Axel Voss (CDU, natrlich) hat es geschafft, auf EU-Ebene den ganzen desinteressierten Abgeordneten das verkackte und in Deutschland zu Recht gescheiterte Leistungsschutzrecht aufzuschwatzen.
Das heit: Uploadfilter ("eine Zensur findet nicht statt", my ass), und Lizenzgebhren fr Links und Snippets.
Damit wre eine Linksammlung wie dieses Blog natrlich tot. Ich mag euch und mein Blog, aber ich werde nicht irgendwelche Verleger fr das Privileg bezahlen, kostenlos fr ihre Inhalte Werbung machen zu drfen. Die haben ja wohl ne Macke!
Ich bin langsam berzeugt, dass die Verlage alle pleite gehen mssen, und zwar so richtig mit Wucht und ganz vielen Arbeitslosen, bis hier wieder was besser werden kann. Also, liebe Verlage. Wenn es euch nichts ausmacht: Beeilt euch ein bisschen.
Oh und wenn hier irgendjemand mitliest, der CDU gewhlt hat: WHAT THE FUCK DU ELENDER VOLLIDIOT?!
Ich erwarte eine Welle an freiwilligen Selbstverpflichtungen von Verlagen, auf Link-Gebhren zu verzichten. Und zwar pronto. Sonst knnt ihr ab jetzt auf euch selber linken.
Immerhin kann ich noch kostenlos auf den ffentlich-rechtlichen Rundfunk linken.
Hier berichtet eine "Tutorin", die gegen Geld anderen ihre akademischen Papers und Arbeiten geschrieben hat. Mit einigen faszinierenden Einsichten. Erstens: Sie kriegte $20 pro Seite. Das htte ich viel hher getippt. Zweitens: Der Laden, wo sie arbeitete, richtete sich hauptschlich an reichen Scheich-Nachwuchs aus Saudi-Arabien. Alle Vorurteile besttigt. Drittens:
Most of the full courses I handled were business or marketing ones; science students tend to want to do their own work.Alle Vorurteile besttigt.
Und Viertens: Sie hat jetzt einen richten Job. Das Knowhow fr den richtigen Job hat sie beim Paper-Schreiben fr andere gelernt. Ich habe noch nie Papers fr andere geschrieben, das die Grundidee kann ich besttigen. Ich habe meine libc auch nicht geschrieben, damit ich eine libc habe (obwohl das ein schner Seiteneffekt ist). Ich habe die geschrieben, damit ich das Problemumfeld verstanden habe. Und das habe ich jetzt. Genau so mit dem Webserver und dem LDAP-Server. Du merkst, ob du etwas verstanden hast, wenn du es jemand anderem erklren konntest. Und Programmieren ist ja am Ende wie jemand anderem was erklren, nur dass derjenige sehr maschinenlesbare Erklrungen braucht. :-)
Ich treffe immer wieder Leute, die denken, man programmiert Open Source-Software, um Teil einer Community zu sein. Oder um am Ende die Software zu haben. Nein. Du programmierst, damit du am Ende das Problem verstanden hast.
Ich habe in meiner Karriere ein-zwei Mal Quellcode bei Plattenausfllen oder versehentlichem Lschen verloren. Das fhlt sich an wie eine Katatstrophe, ist es aber nicht. Wenn du fr die erste Version ein Jahr brauchtest, geht das nochmal hinschreiben in 1-2 Monaten. Denn diesmal hast du ja das Problemfeld verstanden. DAS ist die eigentliche Whrung im Leben. Problemfelder verstanden haben.
Der Text lohnt sich aber in Gnze, da jagd ein Kracher den nchsten.
Die Top Story, "Why Women Don't Code", lohnt sich auch.
PJ Media, by Tyler ONeil, June 19, 2018: No fewer than 60 organizations branded hate groups or otherwise attacked by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) are considering legal action against the left-wing smear factory, a Christian legal nonprofit leader Continue reading
A public school program gives girls as young as 13 years old access to hormone-altering drugswithout their parents' consent.
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(CD) After weeks of spreading the outright lie that Congress alone can stop his administrations cruel practice of separating children from their families at the border, President Donald Trump announced on Wednesday that he will sign an executive order drafted by Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen that will end family separations by locking kids 
Luego de las mltiples crticas por la separacin de familias en la frontera sur de Estados Unidos, Donald Trump tendr que echar para atrs es poltica. Regeneracin, 20 de junio de 2018.- Ante el escndalo nacional e internacional al que se enfrent Trump por la separacin de nios de sus padres migrantes en la 
La entrada Trump forzado a echar atrs separacin de familias, alista orden ejecutiva para impedirlo se public primero en Regeneracin.
Ricardo Monreal difundi un video en sus redes sociales en donde aclara que l no esta pidiendo ninguna cantidad de dinero, esto ante llamadas que han realizado suplantando su identidad solicitando dinero. Regeneracin, 20 de junio de 2018.- El coordinador regional de Andrs Manuel Lpez Obrador, Ricardo Monreal, a travs de sus redes sociales difundi 
La entrada Monreal denuncia que suplantaron su identidad para pedir dinero a travs de llamadas (VIDEO) se public primero en Regeneracin.
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Electronic receptors mimic the ability of human skin to sense pain and pressure Courtesy of Osborn et al
By mimicking the natural abilities of our skin, a team of researchers at Johns Hopkins University has enabled a prosthesis to perceive and transmit the feeling of pain.
But why would anyone want to feel pain? Study author Nitish Thakor, a professor of biomedical engineering at Hopkins and IEEE Fellow, has been getting that question a lot.
In the most practical sense, pain sensors in the skin help protect our bodies from damaging objects, such as a hot stove or sharp knife. By the same token, an amputee could rely on the perception of pain to protect his or her prosthesis from damage, says Thakor.
But he also gives a more holistic, almost poetic answer: We can now span a very human-like sense of perception, from light touch to pressure to pain, and I think that makes prosthetics more human.
In a study published today in Science Robotics , Thakor, along with graduate student Luke Osborn and their colleagues, describe the design and initial test of their e-dermis system. Its the latest in a ongoing effort to add a sense of touch to prosthetics, la Luke Skywalker feeling a needle prick the fingers and palm of his bionic hand.
The Hopkins team was inspired by the way biological touch receptors work in human skin, says Thakor. Real skin consists of layers of receptors. Similarly, the e-dermis has numerous layersmade of piezoresistive and conductive fabrics, rather than different types of cellsthat sense and measure pressure. Also like real skin, those sensing layers react in different ways to pressure: some react quickly to stimuli, while others respond more slowly.
The pressure information from the e-dermis is converted into neuron-like pulses that are similar to the spikes of electricity, or action potentials, that living neurons use to communicate. That neuron-like, or neuromorphic, signal is then delivered via small electrical stimulations to the peripheral nerves in the skin of an amputee to elicit feelings of pressure and, yes, pain....
PJ Media, by Bridget Johnson, June 19, 2018: ARLINGTON, Va. ISIS fighters have tunneled into a large swath of territory in the Middle Euphrates River Valley, popping up in small groups and presenting challenges to forces trying to wipe Continue reading
I believe all people, all of us, all of our brothers and sisters, all of our fragile globe, whatever their ethnicity or religion or nationality, deserve the same basic human rights under the law, Roger Waters told the crowd at a Munich concert last week.
Waters performed in Munich following a campaign to cancel his concert backed by the citys mayor, Dieter Reiter, who accused Waters of anti-Semitism. An attorney for Waters asked Reiter to retract his statement, according to the Jerusalem Post, and Waters addressed the row himself from the stage at Munichs Olympic Hall and later posted to social media. The musician explained that the mayor was championing a petition that alleged Waters is anti-Semitic because he endorses the Palestinian movement for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions against Israel.
Munich passed a law last year that prohibits the use of public facilities to persons who support the BDS movement.
Heres the video of Waters in Munich:
Google researcher has discovered a severe vulnerability in modern web browsers that could have allowed websites you visit to steal the sensitive content of your online accounts from other websites that you have logged-in the same browser. Discovered by Jake Archibald, a developer advocate for Google Chrome, the vulnerability resides in the way browsers handle cross-origin requests to video
El agua cae y se agota, nos la roban, nuevamente la jugada maestra del poder y la oligarqua, viejas maanas para aoranzas permanentes, el agua se privatiza, lo ms vital para la vida del planeta incluida la de los seres humanos. Por Cristbal Len Campos I El agua cae y se agota, nos la roban, 
Washington Free Beacon, by David Rutz, June 20, 2018: White House National Security Adviser John Bolton said Wednesday the U.S. decision to withdraw from the United Nations Human Rights Council was decades in the making and clearly the right decision. Continue reading
On June 21, Jon Lansman, chair of Momentum (UK) and senior member of the UK Labour Party, will deliver a lecture in Tel Aviv on Corbyn, Labour and Israel-Palestine. The event will take place at the office of the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation, affiliated with the German Die Linke (The Left) party. The invitation poster features the logos of the UK Labour Party, Momentum and Standing Together (Hebrew Omdim BeYahchad)), an Israeli NGO supported by the New Israel Fund.
If this tripartite alliance seems encouraging to supporters of the Palestinian cause, the impression is probably mistaken. Lansmans lecture in Tel Aviv should be viewed against the backdrop of the war which is raging within the UK Labour party. The Palestinian issue is arguably the main reason for this war. Since Jeremy Corbyns election as Labour leader in September 2015, the Israeli government and leaders of the Jewish establishment in the UK, who falsely claim to represent all UK Jews, have been running a vendetta against him. The prospects of a future UK prime minister who demands an immediate end to Israels 1967 occupation and does not subscribe to Zionist ideology must be terrifying (and US activists may also find interest in all of this as a harbinger of a future battle for the Democratic Party). Corbyn has even been vilified as hold[ing] anti-Semitic views by Jonathan Arkush, President of the Board of Deputies of British Jewry.
Unfortunately, strong elements within the UK Labour Party also stand on Israels side. While solidarity with the Palestinian people runs deep in the party, especially among grassroots activists and trade unions, a powerful sector of Labour supports Israel. The Labour Friends of Israel (LFI) caucus has recently defended Israels mass-killing and injuring of Palestinian civilians in Gaza. Israels supporters within the party have also participated in a witch hunt against dedicated Labour activists who stand in solidarity with the Palestinian people, with the strategic goal of toppling Corbyn. Many of these activists have been persecuted and even expelled in a McCarthyite manner. In addition to Labour Friends of Israel, the astroturf, faux-socialist Jewish Labour Movement (JLM) campa......
Filipinos have achieved yet another milestone after contacting with the International Space Station, even interviewing an astronaut on board the habitable artificial satellite.
By Dhel Nazario
Filipinos have achieved yet another milestone after contacting with the International Space Station (ISS), even interviewing an astronaut on board the habitable artificial satellite.
A mix of Grade 11 and college students from the from the University of the Philippines Integrated School (UPIS) and electronics engineering students from the Holy Angel University (HAU) made the historical feat at the Department of Science and Technology Advanced Science and Technology Institute (DOST-ASTI) last May.
Digging deep for answers: "Democracy is a verb" (c). Exploring some possibilities to work back toward it. All ages are of course qualified to chip in, but today I focus on youth.
Google has added a Guest app to its emergent and currently open source Fuchsia OS to enable Linux apps to run within Fuchsia as a virtual machine (VM). The Guest app makes use of a library called Machina that permits closer integration with the OS than is available with typical emulators, according to a recent 9to5Google story.
Last month, Google announced a Project Crostini technology that will soon let Chromebook users more easily run mainstream Linux applications within a Chrome OS VM. This week, Acers Chromebook Flip C101 joined the short list of Chromebooks that will offer Linux support later this year.
More than 100 Microsoft employees have protested against the companys work with US immigration, following a zero tolerance policy that resulted in children being sep...
Trump is now planning to end child isolation by permitting children to stay in the same prison as their accompanying parent. This is a huge victory for the children affected while still being entirely inadequate.
Now is not the time to back down. Now is the time to press both the administration and congress. Trump should still be impeached, in my view, for various important reasons from his refusal to safeguard US elections to his blatant violations of two vitally important treaties (one on torture, the other on refugees) to his deeply corrupt campaign. He probably wont be impeached until Mueller releases more info because impeachment is a political exercise and no matter how definitive is the evidence that congress can see, if they cant yet show it to the public I doubt it will count as admissible evidence (metaphorically, if you understand my meaning here) for congress impeachment efforts.
Call your Rep and Senators and tell them you expect Trump to be impeached for violating the UN Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, the UN Convention relating to the Status of Refugees, domestic laws protecting children, the Flores-Reno settlement, and the 8th Amendment to the US Constitution.
Whether or not Trump is immediately impeached, simultaneous and continued pressure must be applied on immigration issues so long as refugee claimants are being jailed. That they will soon be jailed with their children is better than the current catastrophe, but still illegal and still unethical.
By Eli Clifton | LobeLog | June 19, 2018 Over the past month, two mainstream news outlets have done in-depth reporting on the grip that Sheldon Adelson, President Donald Trumps and the GOPs biggest donor, holds over U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East. LobeLog has closely followed this important story, so its heartening to 
La secretaria de Seguridad Nacional, Kirstjen Nielsen, estaba en un restaurante mexicano cuando fue escrachada. Regeneracin, 20 de junio de 2018.- Un grupo de manifestantes, le agriaron la comida a Kirstjen Nielsen, Secretaria de Seguridad Nacional de Estados Unidos, principal responsable de la poltica migratoria que separa a nios de sus padres al cruzar 
La entrada Increpan a Secretaria de Seguridad de EU mientras coma; si los nios no comen paz, t tampoco se public primero en Regeneracin.
The number of refugees, asylum seekers and people with no citizenship in Greece totaled 58,000 in early June, according to figures released by the Greek chapter of the UNHCR on Wednesday, World Refugee Day. Sabine Wahning, head of the Thessaloniki office, says that there is a rising trend in the number of refugees in the
The post Greece hosts 58,000 refugees and migrants in early June, says UNHCR appeared first on Keep Talking Greece.
21 June 2018 Media Watch is a focus on New Zealand media, blogs and social media. You can post any items of interested related to media. A primary aim here is to hold media to account in the political arena. A credible and questioning media is an essential part of a healthy democracy. A general 
So, I came across this article the other day, and with it, obviously, this cartoon:
From JWATERS33s analysis:
The America First sweater hints at the daunting American crisis of the timethe Great Depression. With countless Americans jobless and crippled by poverty and a shattered financial institution, the focus of the U.S.s efforts were entirely internal, to the point that the rest of the world could be lilt aflame by the Fascists before America would turn its gaze away from itself.
Additionally, the cartoon hints at the anti-foreigner convictions many Americans developed due to the influx of immigrants at Ellis Island in New York, and Angel Island in California. The Depression gave many Americans an opportunity to lash out aggressively against minority races,
What crisis might be in the offing here in the US is debatable, but most of this analysis is consistent with the political mood of a large swathe of US voters enough to gain Trump an electoral college victory in a presidential race, and even if that wasnt a majority, thats much bigger than it needs to be to constitute a real worry.
Though one would hope all people would be moved, I think it raises particular questions for those of us Jews who fail to resist Trumps current policies. As weve seen in previous posts, the separation of families violates the first substantive provision of the UN Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees (UNCSR) which itself was written in 1951 during the aftermath of WW2 with European Jews foremost in mind.
It is shameful to me that peoples indigenous to what became the US are far less supportive of Trumps policies than almost any other demographic group of US citizens. Maybe I think of a particular Jewish responsibility because of my history and because of the content of this cartoon, but the problem is much bigger than this. If the population of US citizens other than those descended from peoples indigenous to US land cant be at least as welcoming of immigrants and refugees as our indigenous populations, were fucking up very, very badly.
With the threat of space debris destroying satellites, crewed spacecraft and even the International Space Station increasing, processes have been initiated to help alleviate and prevent this threat. NASA's new Administrator Jim Bridenstine made several statements about the new Space Policy Directive-3, which was signed by President Trump. During the June 18, 2018, meeting of the National Space Council, Trump signed SPD-3, which directs the U.S. to lead the management of space traffic and mitigate the effects of space debris.
[...] This comes less than a month after the signing of SPD-2, which called for the reform of the United States' commercial space regulatory framework. Additionally, SPD-1 was signed in December 2017, which instructed NASA to return U.S. astronauts to the Moon with the eventual goal of human flights to Mars.
[...] One of the main features of SPD-3 is the management of space debris. It calls for the U.S. to utilize government and commercial technologies to track and monitor debris and set new guidelines for satellite for satellite design and operation.
Additionally, it calls for the update of the U.S. government's Orbital Debris Mitigation Standard Practices, which currently states that spacecraft and upper stages should be designed to eliminate or minimize debris released during normal operations. Additionally, any debris larger than five millimeters that is expected to remain in orbit for more than 25 years is to be justified on the basis of cost and mission requirements.
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Back in April, the Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment (ACE), an anti-piracy partnership forged between Hollywood studios, Netflix, Amazon, and more than two dozen other companies, sued Florida-based Set Broadcast, LLC.
The entertainment industry companies accused Set Broadcast of running SET TV, an unauthorized IPTV service offering otherwise subscription TV channels and media without appropriate licensing.
Defendants market and sell subscriptions to Setvnow, a software application that Defendants urge their customers to use as a tool for the mass infringement of Plaintiffs copyrighted motion pictures and television shows, the complaint reads.
Despite the legal pressure, SET TV had remained online but that all changed last week when it suddenly disappeared. In response to customer complaints, SET TV implied that technical issues might be to blame and it would eventually return.
However, a filing with a California District court this week reveals that the SET TV ride appears to be over.
Setvnow is no longer available. It is no longer marketed and subscriptions are no longer sold, lawyers for Set Broadcast, LLC reveal in their filing.
What follows is a point-by-point addressing of each issue raised in the ACE complaint, with three features catching the eye: acceptance that they offered a content service, claims that they lack knowledge and information on a large number of points, plus repeated use of the word deny whenever infringement is mentioned.
Set TV begins by admitting that it sold subscriptions to its service and acknowledging that marketing material detailed in the ACE lawsuit looks familiar. It also concedes that it encouraged users to download and install the Setvnow software on various devices. The company also agrees that it sold a hardware box that was, at least in part, designed to work with the Setvnow service.
However, in response to claims of marketing efforts informing customers who want more of a cable box experience that for just $89, they can simply turn it on and watch TV without having to do anything more than PLUG AND PLAY, the defendants claim to lack knowledge or information.
From here, at least as far as a technical rebuttal to ACE claims go, the responses are relatively blunt and often repetitive to read.
First up, ACE claimed that defendants sold illegal access to their copyright works, but thats something Set Broadcast flatly denies.
ACE also noted that while the service provided hallmarks of using authorized streaming se...
Greece will likely get up to 15 billion euros from its euro zone allies for stabilization after its third bailout program ends in August, a senior German government official told Reuters on Tuesday. Euro zone finance ministers will discuss debt relief for Greece on Thursday to ensure the country can return to market financing after
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Separating Children from their Families at the US and Mexican Border is a Continuation of Colonial Violence
Cultural Survival Condemns the Trump
Administrations Policy of Separating Families at the Border
The Department of Homeland Security reported on June 15, 2018, that the Trump administration separated 1,995 children from the adults they were traveling with at the U.S...
A while back, I posted a review of the Analog Discovery 2, which is one of those USB do everything instruments. You might recall I generally liked it, although I wasnt crazy about the price and the fact that the BNC connectors were an extra item. However, in that same post, I mentioned Id look at the devices capabilities as a network analyzer (NA) sometime in the future. The future, as they say, is now.
In its simplest form, theres not much to an NA. You sweep a frequency generator across some range of frequencies. You feed that into some component or network of components and then you measure the power you get out compared to the power you put in. Fancy instruments can do some other measurements, but thats really the heart of it.
The output is usually in two parts. You see a scope-like graph that has the frequency as the X-axis and some sort of magnitude as the Y-axis. Often the magnitude will be the ratio of the output power to the input power as a decibel. In addition, another scope-like output will show the phase shift through the network (Y-axis) vs frequency (X-axis). The Discovery 2 has these outputs and you can add custom displays, too.
Why do you care? An NA can help you understand tuned circuits, antennas, or anything else that has a frequency response, even an active filter or the feedback network of an oscillator. Could you do the same measurements manually? Of course you could. But taking hundreds of measurements per octave would be tedious and error-prone.
The software setup is easy and works like all the other functions on the Discovery 2. You create a network instrument and the most common settings youll want to adjust are along the top. You can select a linear or log scale on the X-axis. You also can pick the minimum and maximum sweep frequency, along with the number of samples to take. Along the right, you can select the voltage output of the wave generator, if you care. You can also set the Y-axis units along with the gain on the channels.
Pat Trahan is a founding member of Strong Towns and a resident of Lafayette, Louisiana. The following essay is a response to a presentation given by Charles Marohn and Joe Minicozzi (of Urban3) in Lafayette.
Our problem was not, and is not, a lack of growth. Our problem is 60 years of unproductive growth growth that has buried us in financial liabilities. The American pattern of development does not create real wealth. It creates the illusion of wealth. Today we are in the process of seeing that illusion destroyed, and with it, the prosperity we have come to take for granted.Charles Marohn
No one could have known years ago that the public costs to create and maintain the Suburban Experiment would leave my city of Lafayette, LA so broke. We just did what most other cities were doing. In fact, we did it better than most. Everyone thought we were doing the right thing, and that we would build private and public wealth if we just grew out further and faster.
The results are in and the long, linear growth model and sparse land use pattern has turned out to be a financial catastrophe. Our infrastructure grid is too long and spread out too far. The rising cost of concrete and construction has made it way too expensive to maintain. To top it off, private development on that grid is too thin to produce enough property taxes to maintain all of the free road and sewer infrastructure that was given to the Lafayette Parish.
It is becoming clear now that we have been a victim of the high cost of free money and are actually just digging the Parish into a deeper hole every time we issue a permit for someone to put a bunch of pipe, concrete and asphalt out in a cane field on the edge of the Parish even when they use their own money.
Lafayette is not alone in this. Your city is probably facing the same set up.
If this were simply a budget problem, we might have solved it by now. But one of our biggest liabilities the promises we have made to maintain all of this infrastructure that is given to us never runs through the budget. We incur the liability at the moment that we permit these unproductive developments out on the edge, but we never record it on our books. If we did record the liability at the time that we agree to assume it, we would have seen this insolvency crisis coming decades ago. Unfortunately, government accounting doesnt work that way. We list all roads as assets. If a road costs us more to maintain and eventually resurface than it produces in...
TUMBY BAY Its often thought that the patrol officer system was unique to Papua New Guinea but similar systems existed in different parts of the world, especially in African colonies administered by the British.
There was also a patrol officer system in Dutch New Guinea before the Indonesians took over.
And patrol officers also worked in remote parts of Australia amongst our indigenous people.
The patrol officers in Australia were mostly employed by the Commonwealth Government in the Northern Territory but a few states also had their own patrol officers.
Quite a few of them trained alongside kiaps going to Papua New Guinea at the Australian School of Pacific Administration in Sydney and some of them switched between the Australian and Papua New Guinean services.
In Australia they were mainly active in the remote areas of the Northern Territory, Western Australia and South Australia, particularly where there were large Aboriginal reserves.
One of their most significant roles occurred in South Australia and Western Australia during the British atomic bomb tests of the 1950s and later at Woomera and Maralinga during the rocket testing programs of the 1960s.
Two men stand out during this period, Patrol Officers Walter MacDougall and Bob Macaulay.
Walter MacDougall was appointed in 1947. He was an impressive figure, standing 1.9 metres tall with red hair, craggy face and eyes of bright transparent blue that would blaze when he was upset.
One hand had been disfigured when he blew off a thumb and forefinger in an accident with a Winchester rifle.
Macaulay, who was appointed in 1956, was dark haired and shorter with a studied manner and a seemingly inexhaustible patience. He had come to the job upon the recommendation of Professor AP Elkin of Sydney University, under whom he had completed an honours degree in anthropology.
Their patrol area was more than a million square kilometres and patrols often covered 1,...
Any country that does not comply with Washington's edict is punished. As far as Washington is concerned, Washington rules the world and the sovereignty of other nations does not exist. We can't afford Social Security and Medicare, but we can afford the needless military/security complex's annual budget of one trillion dollars.
Mr. Zeese, co-director of the social justice group Popular Resistance, and about 15 fellow demonstrators braved the blazing sun and sticky humidity outside the White House on Tuesday morning, brandished signs that read Free Julian Assange and demanded Mr. Trump take action to halt the de facto detention and criminal prosecution against the controversial WikiLeaks founder. Telling the truth, reporting the news is not a crime, and WikiLeaks has done more to report on some really important stories than any other media outlet, Mr. Zeese told the small gathering through a megaphone. Mr. Zeese, an advocate for whistle-blowers throughout his career, argued that Mr. Assanges actions do not warrant criminal prosecution. Hes basically and editor in chief of a news publication, and all he has done is publish documents that let people know what is going on.
The Federal Government is currently reviewing intelligence, with a view to dealing with threats from the Islamic State in Syria (ISIS), and other groups propagating violent extremism. Minister of Interior, Lt-Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau (rtd), made the disclosure yesterday in Abuja, at the presentation of a new curriculum for Nigeria Immigration Service`s training institutions in the 
So Donald Trump and his hawkish right-wing advisors meet with North Korean leaders, and some Democrats and liberals are criticizing what appear to be steps towards peace. What gives? Why is this so confusing? Its confusing because the American public has been lied to for decades by Republican and Democratic administrations, who have been aided by a massive media cover up. The main players in resolving the Korean situation are not Trump, the Chinese, Russians, nor the Korean politicians. The main players are the masses of Korean people on both sides of the Cold War border that still divides their country. Hundreds of thousands, even millions, of South Koreans have been demonstrating for an end to military threats and warmongering. These huge demonstrations were barely mentioned in the American corporate news media.
One year ago this week I was in London, speaking at a conference on global inequality at the London School of Economics. The morning of June 14, I could see smoke rising from the Kensington neighborhood, at the Grenfell Tower, a 24-story affordable apartment building. I walked closer to see the inferno. Seventy-one people lost their lives and over 600 people lost their homes. As of a few months ago, 320 households were still displaced and living in hotels, including over 200 children. Meanwhile, in the immediate Kensington area around the charred remains of the tower, there are 1,800 vacant luxury homes and hundreds of empty commercial spaces. It is a luxury ghost town. London is an acute case of the problem of the tale of two cities opening up across the world.
The media and political class become more and more outraged over the Trump administrations decision to detain and prosecute immigrants illegally crossing the border.
Lost in the debate is any acknowledgment that President Obamas administration also used detention facilities.
Obama administration prosecuted nearly 500,000 illegal immigrants between FY 2010-FY2016. They referred 1/5 of illegals for prosecution, which often resulted in family separations.
Current U.S. immigration laws, when enforced, have the consequence of temporarily separating adults who arrive with children into separate detention facilities in order to prosecute the adults.
The policy of prosecuting immigrants for crossing the border illegally has been in place for multiple administrations. The Obama administration prosecuted half a million illegal immigrants and similarly separated families in the process. So did the Bush administration.
Personal accounts from immigration lawyers tell a tale of Obama being equally concerned about unaccompanied minors traveling to the border and wanting to create a deterrent.
Photos of border detention facilities from the Obama-era, taken during 2014, look nearly identical to the ones taken during the Trump era.
You never see them, however. Here they are, taken in 2014 during a media tour of Obama-era detention facilities in Brownsville, Texas, and Nogales, Arizona.
The Radeon Software "AMDGPU-PRO" 18.20 hybrid driver stack is now available with official support for Ubuntu 18.04 LTS and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 17.20...
Ahead of Nigerias 2019 general elections, the Southern Youth Leaders Forum on Wednesday endorsed President Muhammadu Buhari for a second term in office. Rising from a Summit of the group in Lagos, the Youth also passed a vote-of-confidence on Nigerias Army Chief, General Tukur Buratai, while recommending General Buratai and other service chiefs, for a 
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Inspired by Indigenous storytelling traditions, the Math Catcher Outreach Program attracts youth to the study of mathematics.
The "PEP 572 mess" was the topic of a 2018 Python Language Summit session led by benevolent dictator for life (BDFL) Guido van Rossum. PEP 572 seeks to add assignment expressions (or "inline assignments") to the language, but it has seen a prolonged discussion over multiple huge threads on the python-dev mailing listeven after multiple rounds on python-ideas. Those threads were often contentious and were clearly voluminous to the point where many probably just tuned them out. At the summit, Van Rossum gave an overview of the feature proposal, which he seems inclined toward accepting, but he also wanted to discuss how to avoid this kind of thread explosion in the future.
(INTELLIHUB) President Donald Trumps attorney Rudy Giuliani appeared on Fox News Wednesday where he said that FBI attorney Robert Mueller absolutely cannot be trusted and explained how the investigation became tainted due to FBI Agent Peter Strzoks political bias.
Moreover, Giuliani told Fox News that he believes that Strzok may have left behind several of his cohorts who are presently working on the investigation.
If thats the case, then how can you trust anything that theyre doing in this investigation? Giuliani questioned. When you have guys around you that are saying stop the president America must be saved we have to stop him at all costs you cant trust that.
We have to investigate the investigators in order to determine if theres a valid investigation, he explained. Its terrible I dont think weve seen this before in the history of the FBI or the Justice Department and it took the present Attorney General, Deputy Attorney General, and the director of the FBI a long time to wake up to it, and Im not sure if theyre completely woke up to it yet.
Additionally, Giuliani told Fox News that he believes that former FBI head James Comey is going to jail in the future.
Agent Strzok was removed from FBI headquarters on Wednesday, as reported by Intellihub.
En Aguascalientes cay una tromba que arrastr a cientos de vehculos por la corriente de agua que se form; el saldo fue de dos mujeres muertas. Regeneracin, 20 de junio de 2018.- Cientos de vehculos fueron arrastrados por la corriente de agua que se form en diferentes calles y avenidas de Aguascalientes a consecuencia de 
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A raft of retaliatory tariffs from the European Union on US products will come into effect on June 22. The EUs list of targets reads like a summary of emblematic American exports, including motorbikes and jeans.
EU countertariffs on a list of US products would come into force on Friday, the European Commission said Wednesday.
The retaliatory measure comes in response to US tariff hikes on steel and aluminum that were imposed on EU member countries on June 1, with the White House citing grounds of national security.
We did not want to be in this position, EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom said in a statement. However, the unilateral and unjustified decision of the United States to impose steel and aluminum tariffs on the EU means that we are left with no other choice.
Doing nothing no option
The agreed EU countermeasures will initially target a list of US goods worth $3.2 billion (2.8 billion), most of which will be hit with import duties of 25 percent.
The products affected by the move range from agricultural produce such as rice and orange juice to jeans, bourbon, motorbikes and various steel products. The higher tariffs had previously been registered with the World Trade Organization (WTO).
The rules of international trade that we have developed over the years with our American partners cannot be violated without a reaction from our side, Malmstrom said. She called the EUs response measured, proportionate and fully in line with WTO rules.
Trade war looming
Canada and Mexico have also announced their own similar countermeasures just as an even greater trade spat pits the US against China.
Together, the current battles have raised the specter of a global tra...
Ousted Golden Dawn MP, Kostantinos Barbarousis, was set free on bail after he testified before a judge on Wednesday. He was charged on preparatory acts of high treason. The bail was set at 30,000 euros, he has been barred form leaving the country and has to report to a police station three times per month.
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Each raindrop falls to its extinction and with its death it brings life to that upon which it has fallen. Meditations One thing Im almost certain of is, if I were to state what I truly believe, not only would I be deemed a heretic, but would likely be crucified, the dead that I knew 
President Donald Trump said he will sign an executive order on Wednesday to keep families together amid a furor over his policy of separating children from their parents when theyre caught illegally crossing the U.S. border with Mexico.
Trump didnt immediately elaborate on the order during remarks in a meeting with U.S. lawmakers at the White House attended by the press.
Trump said he faced a dilemma between what he considered weak border enforcement policies that allowed too many undocumented immigrants into the country. But he said stricter border enforcement stirred accusations that you dont have any heart, then added perhaps Id rather be strong.
Criticism of the presidents family separation policy mounted at home and abroad. Pope Francis Wednesday condemned the Trump family separation policy as immoral and contrary to our Catholic values while British Prime Minister Theresa May called it deeply disturbing and wrong.
GNOME 3.29.3 is out today as the latest development release in the road to this September's GNOME 3.30 desktop update...
At least 2 Policemen and several members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) the Shiites were seriously injured in Kaduna yesterday. The Kaduna State police command was trying to prevent the Shiites from continuing their protest over the detention of their leader Sheik Ibraheem El-zakzaky when trouble ensured. The Shiites who were in their 
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Matthew Miller looks at how Red Hat's acquisition of CoreOS will affect the Fedora project. "This isnt the place for technical details see what next? at the bottom of this message for more. I expect that over the next year or so, Fedora Atomic Host will be replaced by a new thing combining the best from Container Linux and Project Atomic. This new thing will be Fedora CoreOS and serve as the upstream to Red Hat CoreOS."
The U.S. ambassador to Germany returns to Washington today with a tariff peace offering.
Richard Grenell will present a proposal from Germanys leading automakers , calling for doing away with all import tariffs for cars between the European Union and the U.S.
That would mean scrapping the EUs 10% tax on auto imports from the U.S. and other countries and the 2.5% duty on auto imports in the U.S., according to Dow Jones.
In return, the Europeans want President Trumps threat of imposing a 25% border tax on European auto imports off the table.
Grenell held meetings with the CEOs of Daimler, BMW and Volkswagen, which operate plants in the U.S.
Overall, Germanys auto makers and suppliers provide 116,500 jobs in the U.S., according to the Association of German Automotive Manufacturers.
The Europeans reportedly also want a 25% U.S. tax on imports of light truckspickup trucks, sport-utility vehicles, and big vansscrapped.
That could alienate U.S. auto workers, a core constituency for Trump in the midterms this fall.
Berlin has no power to hammer out trade dealsa prerogative of the European Commission.
The EUs executive body would have to persuade fellow EU member states to back a radical free-trade approach many have shown little interest in, said Dow Jones.
Trumps threats to raise tariffs on imported cars could put $54 billion in annual revenue from European passenger car exports to the U.S. at risk, according to data from the European statistics office.
Daimler and BMW each generated around 10% of their global unit sales in the first five months of the year through exports to the U.S., according to Wall Street Journal calculations.
Ciudad de Mxico | Desinformmonos. Organizaciones y activistas exigieron al gobierno poner fin a la ola de violencia contra los defensores ambientales, luego de que el pasado 13 de junio fue asesinado Ramn Hernndez Nevrez, de la organizacin El Barzn, junto con su hijo Anselmo Hernndez Andujo.
Ambos formaban parte de la defensa contra sobreexplotacin de la Cuenca Hidrolgica del Ro del Carmen y ya antes haban denunciado las amenazas de las que eran vctimas, sin stas ser atenidas por los funcionarios, sealaron las organizaciones.
A continuacin, el comunicado completo:
Ciudad de Mxico.- Tras el lamentableasesinato de Ramn Hernndez Nevrez y su hijo Anselmo Hernndez Andujo, integrantes de El Barzn en Chihuahua, ms de un centenar de organizaciones y personas de la sociedad civil demandaron a las autoridades frenar la ola de violencia en contra de activistas ambientales en la regin e iniciar las investigaciones para el castigo de los responsables.
Hernndez Nevrez y su hijo fueron asesinados a balazos el pasado 13 de junio cuando circulaban en la Carretera Santa Clara-Flores Magn del municipio de Namiquipa.Ambos luchaban en contra de la sobreexplotacin de la Cuenca Hidrolgica del Ro del Carmen. El lder agrario haba denunciado con antelacin amenazas, sin que stas fueran atendidas con las medidas respectivas.
Las organizaciones y personas abajo firmantes hacemos un llamado a las autoridades federales y estatales a emprender las investigaciones necesarias para resolver este doble asesinato y garantizar la vida e integridad fsica de los integrantes de El Barzn y sus familias redoblando las medidas de seguridad en su beneficio.
Apenas el pasado 23 de mayo, este mismo grupo de firmantes exigi a las autoridades federales y estatales tomar las medidas necesarias para garantizar la vida e integridad fsica de Martn Sols y Eraclio Rodrguez, integrantes de El Barzn en Chihuahua, quienes tambin han sido objeto de amenazas de muerte por su lucha en contra de la construccin y operacin ilegal de pozos de agua en los municipios Namiquipa, Riva Palacio, Buenaventura y Ahumada de esa entidad. Lamentablemente la situacin en la regin se ha ido agravando como lo...
"Small government" politicians have concocted an insidious corporate welfare scheme in which taxpayers will be subsidizing the wholesale theft of homes and the decimation of the environment to make iPhones.
Doing flat-grinds on a belt sander is an eye/hand skill you never completely forget. But you can get rusty. So, Ive been working the stiffness out of my muscle memory, while experimenting with my whole tool-chain to see what works best, where. My tool-chain has gotten vastly more powerful and complicated since I was in high school, making prison shiv style knives with just a file and a bench grinder.
So, Ive been doing exercises around big flat-ground bevels, with the idea being to get my grinds flat enough that theyre, well, flat. If I put a beveled edge on a stone surface with some oil, it ought to stick there. The kind of Japanese-style chisel/hollow-ground cooking knives I want to eventually produce require that kind of grind.
Its also tremendous fun to look at a piece of metal and try to see a knife in it. Sometimes its just a cut-off, i.e.:
Thats the rough edge of a piece of cable-faced 1095 that I assembled. It seemed like a shame to throw it away. So I put it in the vice and whacked on it with a hammer a few times, to see if it was tough enough to survive. After a few whacks, I came to respect that little piece of steel; it did not want to go gently into the garbage bin.
Since I made that, Ive improved part of my process. You can see that the metal still has a lot of forging-scale to grind off. Ive stopped doing that sort of grinding on my bench sander, and have switched to doing it with the collection of angle grinders. On one end of my bench I have a library of angle grinders, all hooked up on a power bar, ready to go. One has a wheel, one a flap-disc sander, one a diamond cutoff wheel, and one a steel brush. This is not conspicuous consumption on my part its convenience and safety (not in that order) I figure that if I spend a lot of time mounting and dismounting angle grinder wheels, there is a higher chance I will mount one off-balance, or crack it, or not tighten it down enough. If I dont remount wheels in their lifetime I can be careful to get it right when I replace a wheel. Its also simply fantastic to be able to reach over and have the right abrasive sitting there, already mounted and ready. Given that you can get a used angle grinder on ebay for about $19 (if youre willing to replace a chewed up wire or plug) they are basically giving them away. Since I have huge amounts of space and tons of storage room under those gigantic benches I made: why not?
When I took the piece above, I did some shaping on the inner face with an angle grinder, then switched to the big belt sander.
A Serving commissioner of the Bayelsa state restoration government in Bayelsa state commissioner for youth Development Ibarakumo Otobo yesterday defected to All Progressives Congress. Ibarakumo Otobo who was received at the APC party Secretariat Yenagoa, maintained that he has the right to belong to any party. I have formally resigned my position as a 
Sandra Pettersen, de 23 aos, grab el momento en el que hace un truco de magia en frente de su mascota llamada Jax, un husky siberiano de 2 aos. El truco consista en que Sandra se cubri con una sabana y cuando la dej caer, ella rpidamente huy a la otra habitacin. Su perro se 
A Kuje Upper Area Court, FCT, on Wednesday sentenced a 28-year-old scavenger, Ahmed Sule, to two months imprisonment for stealing a car battery valued at N20, 000. The Judge, Malam Abdullahi Abdulkareem, sentenced Sule with no option of fine after he pleaded guilty to the three count charges. The convict, who resides at Anguwan Gade 
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Killing poachers: good or bad policy?
Monday, 18 June 2018
By Thomas Dust Nyoni
Game rangers in training capturing a poacher
There is no easy answer to this dilemma.
(1) while our ecosystems rely, in part, on the survival of wildlife species, is it worth the risk for villagers caught in the crossfire as anti-poaching unit aims to keep parks clear of poachers?
(2) Conversely, while there is an (unpleasant) argument in favour of trophy hunting (some claim the fee paid to kill one elephant, can pay for the conservation of many more), can we not also say that these beautiful animals are of more value while alive, as thousands of tourists are happy to pay to see them on game drives?
Illegal poaching in Africa poses serious threats to biodiversity, including the possible extinction of species. Poaching has driven a huge decline in Africas savannah elephants with almost a third (30%) wiped out between 2007 and 2014, the first ever continent-wide survey of the species has found. Today illegal hunting accounts for the vast majority of rhinoceros deaths and poaching throughout the Asian and African continents is largely spurred by demand from wealthy individuals in Asian nations eager to show off their financial success Apart from the poaching epidemic spreading geographically and into official structures, countries have implemented many issues on deal with poaching like recruitment and resource provision of rangers with sophiscated equipment And educating the public on dwindling wildlife populations due to illegal trade and poaching. The incidence of poaching in Botswana has been on the increase, and this caused an eye sore on the Minister responsible for tourism.
Botswana is presently home to roughly a third of Africas elephants and is a popular destination for tourists seeking the scenery of the ancient Kalahari Desert and the huge concentrations of wildlife in Chobe National Park. In the past Botswana has faced severe poaching problems and within the last several years has made significant investments in the protection of its wildlife, wildlife relocation to safer internal areas; translocation of wildlife from dangerous areas of South Africa by the Rhino Without Borders campaign; wildlife monitoring through governmental and non-governmental organizations; and support of its tourism industry.
In response to wildlife crime, some countries have declared a war on poaching. The government of Botswana in 2013 announced that it had devised and implemented a controversi...
Indonesia Shuts Out UN Rights Chief From Papua
No Follow-Up to Official Invitation to Troubled Region
What is the Indonesian government hiding in Papua?
Deputy Director, Asia Division
Thats the question raised by the governments seeming refusal to make good on an official invitation promised to the United Nations high commissioner for human rights, Zeid Raad Al Hussein, to visit Papua and West Papua provinces (collectively referred to as Papua).
On Monday, Zeid issued a statement saying he is concerned that despite positive engagement by the authorities in many respects, the Governments invitation to my Office to visit Papua which was made during my visit in February has still not been honoured.
The Indonesian governments apparent unwillingness to allow Zeid to investigate human rights conditions in Papua should come as no surprise. Indonesian authorities have consistently blocked foreign journalists and rights monitors from visiting Papua. Those restrictions defy an announcement made in 2015 by Indonesias President Joko Widodo popularly known as Jokowi that accredited foreign media would have unimpeded access to Papua. The decades-old access restrictionson Papua are rooted in government suspicion of the motives of foreign nationals for reporting on the region, which is troubled by a small-scale pro-independence insurgency, widespread corruption, environmental degradation, and public dissatisfaction with Jakarta. Security forces are rarely held to account for abuses against critics of the government, including the killing of peaceful protesters.
The limbo of Zeids Papua invitation has dampened hopes raised in March 2017, after the government allowed a UN health expert to make a two-day official visit to Papua, that Indonesia would end its reflexive prohibition on travel to the region by foreign human rights monitors. Instead, Zeids experience is reminiscent of 2013, when then-UN independent expert on freedom of expression, Frank La Rue,...
El Senador pidi a Pea Nieto fijar una postura clara e inmediata de proteccin a nuestros connacionales. No podemos permitir que esto suceda ni en Estados Unidos ni en ningn pas Regeneracin, 20 de junio del 2018.-El Senador Mario Delgado Carrillo urgi a la Secretara de Relaciones Exteriores informar cul ser la estrategia que llevar a 
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Secretary Ryan Zinke has no plans to revisit uranium mining in and around the Grand Canyon but a coalition of sportsmens groups is worried.
By Mac Slavo A European Union committee has just approved rules that could destroy the internet as we know it. The two new and controversial...
(MEMO) Israeli Strategic Affairs Minister Gilad Erdan upped his governments efforts to link the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) campaign with terrorism, in a presentation to pro-Israel activists on Tuesday night, reported The Jerusalem Post. Erdan unveiled what he described in a post on Twitter as a map of the Delegitimization Network aka, the Hate Net, which the minister 
Following complaints by President Muhammadu Buhari on the 2018 budget, the House of Representatives has explained that they included new projects in the budget that will impact directly on the lives of the people. This is even as it appreciated the president for signing the appropriation bill into law despite the concerns he has raised. 
Clayton Thomas-Mller, a board member with Global Justice Ecology Project, was convicted of contempt of court Monday for defying the court injunction meant to prevent them from interfering with work at Trans Mountains properties in Burnaby, BC. According... Read More
Por el contrario, han sido motivo de constante preocupacin e indignacin sus acciones contra migrantes y refugiados; el desmantelamiento de sistemas de proteccin a favor de personas LGBTI y mujeres; particularmente, por lo que hace a los derechos sexuales y reproductivos; ataques a la libertad de prensa; el respaldo abierto a la tortura como mtodo para extraer informacin, entre muchos otros que la organizacin Amnista Internacional Estados Unidos resume en el sitiohttps://www.amnestyusa.org/trump100days/.
Se suman a esa lista dos decisiones recientes tomadas por el gobierno estadounidense que han sorprendido una vez ms a la comunidad internacional. La primera es la relacionada con la poltica de tolerancia cero y la separacin de entre 2,000 y 3,000 nias y nios (muchos de ellos probablemente refugiados centroamericanos) de sus padres y madres indocumentadas al ser stos procesados penalmente luego de ingresar a territorio estadounidense.
Esta prctica deplorable ha sido ya motivo de numerosas declaraciones de parte de organizaciones de la sociedad civil, gobiernos e incluso de los ms altos funcionarios de la Organizacin de las Naciones Unidas (ONU). En un comunicado difundido el lunes 18 de junio el vocero del Secretario General de la ONU seal que [c]omo cuestin de principio, el Secretario General cree que refugiados y migrantes deben ser tratados con respeto y dignidad, de conformidad con el derecho internacional existente. Los nios no deben ser traumatizados por ser separados de sus padres. La unidad familiar debe prevalecer.
El mismo da, en su mensaje dirigido al Consejo de Derechos...
The current crisis of migrant family separations is much more than an example of bureaucracy run amok or Washington power politics. At its core, it represents the first stirrings of out-and-out tyranny.
Google will start adding security metadata to Android application packages (APKs) distributed via Google Play, so that users with limited internet access can check whether the apps they get via peer-to-peer app sharing are legitimate. The move, announced late last year, is part of a wider push for improving app security and will surely benefit a lot of users. Often when you buy a physical product, youll find an official label or a badge which More
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Wikipedia lists Trumps detention centers as concentration camps, sparks online war - U.S. News - Haaretz.com: A fierce battle is underway on Wikipedia after its List of concentration and internment camps article was updated to include the detention centers currently being used to house the children of undocumented...
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US withdraws from cesspool UN rights body
AFP 10 June The United States withdrew from the United Nations Human Rights Council on Tuesday, condemning the hypocrisy of its members and its alleged unrelenting bias against Israel. The US ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, came to Washington to announce the decision alongside President Donald Trumps top diplomat, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Both insisted the United States would remain a leading champion of human rights but, for many, the decision will reflect Trumps general hostility to the world body and to multilateral diplomacy in general. The announcement came after the top UN human rights official criticized Washington for separating migrant children from their parents who are seeking asylum after crossing into the country from Mexico. But Haley and Pompeo stressed the decision had been made after a long year of efforts to shame the council into reform and to remove member states that themselves commit abuses. These reforms were needed in order to make the council a serious advocate for human rights, Haley said. For too long, the Human Rights Council has been a protector of human rights abusers, and a cesspool of political bias. Regrettably, it is now clear that our call for reform was not heeded..
Abbas agrees to end death penalty, but Hamas
GAZA CITY (Al-Monitor) 18 June by Ahmad Abu Amer Palestine is joining 102 countries that have abolished the death penalty and 33 others that have suspended it. On June 6, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas signed documents to accede to seven international conventions and treaties, including one on abolition of the death penalty. Abbas instructed Foreign Minister Riad Malki to handle the procedures to implement these conventions. Abbas signed the Second Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, adopted by the UN in 1989, aimed at abolishing the death penalty and stipulating, No one within the jurisdiction of a state party to the present protocol shall be executed, and each state party shall take all n...
Somewhere at the intersection of microcontrollers, open source toolchains, the Maker Movement, and the march of technology, theres a fuzzy concept that can best be described as robotics or physical computing. Instead of a computer in a box or a dumb microcontroller, these projects interact with the outside world. Whether thats through the Internet, tapping a bunch of sensors, or just waving the arm of a servo around, theres a need for a platform that actually does all of this stuff. For this weeks Hack Chat, were going to be talking all about creative and interactive robots, and youre invited.
Our guest for this weeks Hack Chat will be Limor Ladyada Fried, the founder of Adafruit, and someone who needs no introduction but were going to do it anyway. Adafruit began as a weird side project selling exact reproductions of the Roland TB-303, building cell phone jammers, and making guides to build your own USB power bank before USB power banks were a thing. This has grown into Adafruit, a company with over 100 employees in the heart of New York City, one of the best places for learning and making electronics, and a place...
Published June 20, 2018
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. In 1928 researchers made 195 wax cylinder recordings at Fort Yates, North Dakota on the Standing Rock Indian Reservation. Thanks to a national effort to preserve Americas sound recording heritage, the Native American music preserved on those cylinders is now part of the National Recording Registry.
IU Libraries Archives of Traditional Music safeguards the delicate cylinders, now nine decades old, and recently digitized them in collaboration with the Universitys ambitious Media Digitization and Preservation Initiative with funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities. This collection at IU is one of 25 historically and culturally significant recordings added to the National Recording Registry this year.
The 1928 Standing Rock collection consists of recordings of songs sung by seven middle-aged and elderly men who lived in the Fort Yates area for most of their lives. The singers include Edward Afraid-of-Hawk (born c. 1874), Two Shields (born c. 1873), Joe No Heart (born c. 1846), Jerome Standing Soldier (born c. 1880), Has Tricks (born c. 1867), Fred Luis (born c. 1883), and Watbidiza (born c. 1853).
These recordings are unique, they dont exist anywhere else, said Alan Burdette, Director of IU Libraries Archives of Traditional Music. The inclusion of this collection in the Registry is an important recognition of Native American music recordings in our national heritage he said.
With the 2018 announcement, the total number of items on the Registry reaches 500, six of which are held by the Archives of Traditional Music at IU. The Registry was initiated by Congress with the 2002 National Recording Preservation Act to maintain and preserve sound recordings that are culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.
This unique trinity of historic, cultural and aesthetic significance reflected in the National Recording Registry each ye...
There are so many parallels to the current crisis of internment of innocent immigrant children with Indian boarding schools and forced reservation policy.
https://southfront.org/syrian-war-report-june-20-2018-syrian-army-attacks-militants-in-daraa-province/ On June 19, units of government forces attacked positions of militant groups near the village of Buser al-Harir northeast of the southern Syrian city of Daraa. Sporadic clashes in
by Ramin Mazaheri for the The Saker blog Ramin Mazaheri, a foreign correspondent for Irans Press TV, posted a blog accusing the World Socialist Web Site of betraying its socialist principles and
El monedero electrnico de Broxel es usado por el gobierno central para la compra de votos de los trabajadores del Sindicato de la CDMX. Regeneracin, 20 de junio de 2018.- El gobierno central de la Ciudad de Mxico, compra votos en favor del Frente (PRD-PAN_MC), a travs de un monedero electrnico distribuido entre los 
La entrada Gobierno de la CDMX compra votos para el PRD-PAN a travs de Broxel se public primero en Regeneracin.
Samsung Electronics Co. was told to pay $400 million after a federal jury in Texas said it infringed a patent owned by the licensing arm of a South Korean university. Samsung pledged to appeal.
Qualcomm Inc. and GlobalFoundries Inc. also were found to have infringed the patent but weren't told to pay any damages to the licensing arm of the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, one of South Korea's top research universities.
The dispute centers on technology known as FinFet, a type of transistor that boosts performance and reduces power consumption for increasingly smaller chips. KAIST IP US, the university's licensing arm, claimed in its initial complaint that Samsung was dismissive of the FinFet research at first, believing it would be a fad. That all changed when rival Intel Corp. started licensing the invention and developing its own products, according to KAIST IP.
Also at AnandTech.
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The Markets Work, by Jeff Carlson, June 20, 2018: Day Two of the Inspector Generals Testimony proved far more crucial than Day One. Many new details were revealed. The following are testimony highlights (tweet source links below): IG Michael Horowitz Continue reading
The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kwara state has alleged that two groups, led by some aggrieved members of the party, had compiled a fake list of delegates to represent the state at this weekend national convention of the party. A statement by its the state publicity secretary, Sulyman Buhari claimed that the decision to 
Un hombre guatemalteco que result con quemaduras graves tras la erupcin del Volcn de Fuego, fue trasladado a la Ciudad de Mxico para su atencin y ayer muri. Regeneracin, 20 de junio de 2018.- Tras la erupcin del Volcn de Fuego, en Guatemala, el hombre, Julio Csar Ramrez result con quemaduras graves por lo que 
La entrada Muere guatemalteco trasladado a la CDMX para atencin de quemaduras por Volcn de Fuego se public primero en Regeneracin.
Next week, South Carolina progressive Mal Hyman faces a runoff with South Carolina State Rep. Robert Williams to decide who will be the Democratic nominee for Congress in the states 7th District. And amazingly, Hyman is not mincing words about Israels slaughter of Gaza protesters.
The Fourth Geneva Convention seems to have been broken, and if I was a member of Congress, I would be calling for the International Criminal Court to investigate not only the 2014 massacre but this current one, Hyman told me.
The college prof has been just as outspoken on social media, offering condolences to the family of a slain Palestinian journalist, denouncing the Shooting Spree at the Gaza Border, and calling on the U.S. to abandon its colonial mentality and hold Israel to account.
Youd think that someone would have told Hyman to tone it down, but while the Israel lobby group AIPAC phoned to have a meeting, Hyman isnt shaking in his boots. Wonderful. Well meet; Im sure theyre going to strongly disagree with me, he says.
The would-be congressmans sangfroid is surely a sign of things to come in the progressive wing of the Democratic Party.
What Israel is doing. is colonialism and it infuriates and humiliates Palestinians and it will never be a path to peace, he says. What Israels starting to do in Gaza these are things that at the beginning of the Warsaw ghetto were done. Thats not the whole story of the Warsaw ghetto, but this is a ghetto and were doing things that do not stand the light of day and the American government is not allowing the international criminal court to do what it wants to do to expand an investigation there.
He cites his own Jewish education: I dont think [what Israel is doing] is going to bring them security and I think theyve betrayed Judaism with it, he says. I was frustrated and angry that Israel didnt let congresspeople into Gaza to see what was going on.
Few people ask Hyman about foreign policy on the campaign trail. Progressive Dems in South Carolina care more about kitchen table issues and social justice questions, like prison reform and health care. And though Hyman faces an uphill battle next week (Williams outpolled him 41 to 29 in the primary June 12), he brings up the Gaza massacre himself, and keeps at it in the face of pushback.
En el lapso de un mes, entre inicios de mayo y junio del presente ao, fueron asesinados siete defensores comunitarios de derechos en sus respectivos territorios: Luis Marroqun, Florencio Prez, Alejandro Hernndez y Francisco Mungua, pertenecan al Comit de Desarrollo Campesino (CODECA). Ramn Choc y Mateo Chamam, defensores del Comit Campesino del Altiplano (CCDA), y Juan Xol Can defensor perteneciente a ambas organizaciones.
En noviembre del pasado ao, mientras CODECA realizaba un paro nacional de dos das, fueron asesinados los defensores Antonio Prez, en Quich, y Juan Cruz Jimnez, en Jutiapa. Durante dicha actividad, en Izabal, fue arrollado y herido por un carro el defensor Vicente Caldern. Todas estas muertes y agresiones siguen impunes.
Por esas fechas, en Nebaj, Jacinto Brito, defensor y coordinador ixil de CODECA, fue aporreado brutalmente por desconocidos, luego de salir de una reunin sobre energa elctrica.
Caractersticas socioculturales de las vctimas:
Todos estos asesinatos (con excepcin de Luis Marroqun) y agresiones ocurrieron en el rea rural. Los criminales son annimos. No dejan ningn mensaje o sea expresa del motivo de su crimen. Aunque por los derechos que defenda las vctimas, y por los intereses que afectaba las resistencias comunitarias, los sospechosos son ms que evidentes.
Todas las vctimas son indgenas y/o campesinos empobrecidos, con bajo grado de escolaridad. Con familias imposibilitadas de emprender engorrosos procesos penales para juzgar a los culpables.
La mayora de defensores, al momento de ser asesinados, ocupaban cargos en sus estructuras organizativas de resistencia en sus territorios, frente a la presencia o amenaza de empresas o fincas vecinas.
En los casos de defensores asesinados pertenecientes a CODECA, todas las vctimas son o fueron usuarios en resistencia en contra de los abusos de la empresa distribuidora de energa elctrica ENERGUATE.
En los casos de defensores pertenecientes a CCDA, las vctimas defendan sus tierras ante el avasallamiento por parte de finqueros.
Todos los defensores asesinados de CODECA exigan pblicamente al Estado la nacionalizacin de la distribucin de la energa elctrica, mediante acciones colectivas permanentes.
Contexto que explica en parte los hechos criminales:
Desde hace ms de siete aos atrs, la empresa distribuidora de electricidad ENERGUATE, conjuntamente con los dos gobiernos nacionales de turno, desprestigiaron/desprestigian al movimiento CODECA. Hasta casi convertirlo en el enemigo interno del desarrollo del pas en el im...
More than 20 protests in support of Julian Assange were held around the world on June 18th and 19th calling for freedom for Julian Assange. Assange entered the Ecuador Embassy six years ago to avoid extradition to the United States to face espionage charge. A sealed indictment against Assange has been reported that could result in him spending the rest of his life in prison. The World Socialist Website reported "Protests were held at a number of cities across the United States yesterday as part of international demonstrations demanding the release of WikiLeaks journalist Julian Assange. June 19 marked six years since Assange was forced to seek refuge in the Ecuadorian embassy in London, where he has remained imprisoned in order to avoid arrest and extradition to the United States."
Relations between Germany and Syria, which used to be excellent under Emperor Wilhelm II, are today abysmal. This is because since the Cold War, Berlin has become the backyard for the Muslim Brotherhood in their attempt to overthrow the Syrian Arab Republic. Since 2012, the Minister for Foreign Affairs and the federal think-tank SWP have been working directly on behalf of the US deep state for the destruction of the country.
Modern handheld gaming hardware is great. The units are ergonomic powerhouses, yet many of us do all our portable gaming on a painfully rectangular smartphone. Their primary method of interaction is the index finger or thumbs, not a D-pad and buttons. Shoulder triggers have only existed on a few phones. Bluetooth gaming pads are affordable but they are either bulky or you have to find another way to hold your phone. Detachable shoulder buttons are a perfect compromise since they can fit in a coin purse and theyre cheap because you can make your own.
[ASCAS] explains how his levers work to translate a physical lever press into a capacitive touch response. The basic premise is that the contact point is always touching the screen, but until you pull the lever, which is covered in aluminum tape, the screen wont sense anything there. Its pretty clever, and the whole kit can be built with consumables usually stocked in hardware stores and hacker basements and it should work on any capacitive touch screen.
(ANTIWAR.COM) Speaking to the Senate Armed Services Committee, Lt. Gen. Austin Scott Miller claimed that he was seeing progress in the US war in Afghanistan. He admitted, however, that 17 years of war is a very long time. Lt. Gen. Miller is nominated to be the latest in a long line of commanders for the occupation 
One house had these three reliefs in plaster. The first one and the third one are depictions of Johannes Gutenberg, inventor of the printing press. I do not know why, I have found no association between him and Idstein.
Some houses had some sort of coat of arms (more like coat of tools) carved into the woodwork. And one house had a cat climbing the wall which was unfortunately too high up for my puny phone camera to take a good look at.
The last atypical ornament was this faun, looking mournfully over a garden fence. I have no idea whether it is a modern addition or genuine antique, but it fitted the town nicely and did not stand out as inappropriate. Which does not prove anything.
Congress leader Digvijay Singh's attempt to create the bogey of Hindu terrorism and dragging RSS into it is nothing new. In his classic book, The Men Who Killed Gandhi, celebrated writer Manohar Malgonkar, mentions how Veer Savarkar who was to Hindu Mahasabha what Gandhi was to Congress--was wrongly implicated in the Gandhi murder trial. Malgonkar dropped more than a hint that it was Congress government
A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr Dayo Adeyeye, has described the employment forms being distributed to unemployed youths by the Ekiti State Government as a scam. Adeyeye alleged in a statement issued on Wednesday in Ado-Ekiti by his Director of Media and Publicity, Mr Niyi Ojo, that Gov. Ayo Fayose had been 
The whole rotten corrupted GMO thing is slowly blowing up in the faces of these Canadian wheat farmers; under these circumstances, they will grow increasingly furious at how they have been lied to over decades by Monsanto, now subsumed into Bayer. Will they and their government be angry enough to dump the agribusiness GMO takeover and revert to the prior 8000 year history of agriculture by getting rid of Bayer? We'll see, eh?
Eliot Higgins and Bellingcat is well aware they work with the Ukrainian hackers Fancy Bear. He doesn't think you will care. They work directly for Ukrainian Intel and are Pravy Sektor. They are committed to destroying Russia by any means possible. If that means starting WWIII, they are happy to do it.
Ciudad de Mxico | Desinformmonos. Maestros de la Seccin 22 de la Coordinadora Nacional de Trabajadores de la Educacin (CNTE) realizaron una multitudinaria manifestacin en Oaxaca para conmemorar y exigir justicia por los dos aos de los hechos violentos en Nochixtln, en los que el gobierno cometi un crimen de Estado al utilizar a la polica federal y la gendarmera para dispersar una protesta del magisterio contra la reforma educativa.
Durante la protesta de este 19 de junio se pas lista a las ocho vctimas de muerte que dej el desalojo violento de los maestros, as como se mont una ofrenda floral en el monumento a los cados, se ofreci una misa y se llev a cabo un mtin.
Los maestros de la CNTE fueron acompaados por el Comit de Vctimas Por Justicia y Verdad 19 de junio (COVIC) y aseguraron al gobierno asesino que la cuenta est pendiente #JusticiaNochixtlan. Esta marcha es una muestra ms de la contundencia que tiene el magisterio y el pueblo, agregaron.
Docentes de las secciones 7 de Chiapas y 14 de Guerrero tambin acompaaron la protesta y junto con la Seccin 22 reafirmaron que continuarn con la exigencia para que se emita un informe veraz de lo sucedido en Nochixtln el 19 de junio de 2016.
El pueblo est recordando esa masacre. Hace dos aos en esta carretera pretendieron acallar las voces. Hoy hay familias que ya no ven llegar a su hijo, al hermano, al pap, por desgracia, a dos aos de ese 19 de junio de 2016, de esa masacre, hoy no se tiene justicia, expres la CNTE.
La represin contra los maestros que protestaron hace dos aos por la cancelacin de la reforma educativa en Nochixtln dej un saldo de ocho muertos y ms de 140 heridos, durante la administracin del entonces gobernador Gabino Cu.
La entrada Maestros en Oaxaca exigieron justicia a dos aos de los hechos violentos en Nochixtln aparece primero en Desinformmonos.
The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) has suspended the Board of Directors and other key management staff of Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company (IBEDC). The suspension according to NERC is based on account of the companys default in the recovery of an inappropriate shareholder loan of N6billion granted to Integrated Energy Distribution and Marketing Group (IEDMG) 
The post NERC suspends Board of Directors of Ibadan DisCo over N6billion appeared first on Newtelegraph.
By Guy Chazan in Berlin and Claire Jones in Sintra
Markus Sder, premier of Bavaria and a senior figure in the states Christian Social Union, a close ally of Ms Merkels Christian Democrats, in effect accused the chancellor of trying to buy the support of other EU countries over the issue of asylum seekers by making them financial promises.
He said Berlin should not try to use German payments to arrive at certain solutions.
We cant now launch additional shadow budgets or try to soften the currencys stability, he told reporters.
At a summit outside Berlin on Tuesday, Ms Merkel and Mr Macron agreed to set up a eurozone budget, which they said would strengthen economic convergence within the single currency area.
It was one of a number of reform proposals first set out by Mr Macron last year, aimed at overhauling and strengthening the EU. But many in Ms Merkels CDU/CSU bloc fear such a tool would lead to bigger financial risks for German taxpayers.
There was, however, cautious backing from Ms Merkels CDU parliamentary group. Eckhardt Rehberg, spokesman of the CDU/CSU parliamentary group for budgetary policy, said it was in line with ideas Ms Merkel had already put forward for deepening the single currency area.
However, he added that a lot is still unclear and must be spelled out in greater detail such as how big the budget will be and how big Germanys contributions will...
An interaction between aggregate alpha synuclein and ATP synthase implicated in Parkinsons Disease.
An open-access paper published in Nature Communications sheds light on how an accumulation of -synuclein protein in brain cells contributes to causing Parkinsons disease. In particular, the researchers discovered how clumps of the protein damage important proteins on mitochondrial surfaces, leading to impaired energy production, swelling and bursting of the mitochondria themselves, and, ultimately, cell death .
Three personsWara Suleiman, Adeize Anata and Taiye Oyinlolawere on Wednesday arraigned in an Ilorin Magistrates Court for allegedly stealing an iPhone 6. The accused were arraigned on a two-count charge of criminal conspiracy and theft, contrary to Sections 97 and 287 of Penal Code Law. The accused, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge levelled 
Almost nobody is covering the importance of Victoria Nulands impending testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee this week.
Nuland is an insiders, insider. Because of her previous positions, traversing two separate administrations, she knows where all the bodies are buried, literally and figuratively. And at the present moment, Nuland is a bigger threat to the Deep State and the revelation of their illegal antics than Debbie Wasserman Schultz and even Hillary Clinton. In fact, Nulands testimony could send either Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama to prison, or she could be sending herself to prison if she is not entirely forthcoming. And of course, when one is preparing to testify against the Clintons, they tend to commit Arkancide (ie suicide prior to testimony).
I have speculated whether Nuland was even going to survive long enough to even provide her testimony to the Senate Intelligence Committee. It now appears she will survive to do so. However, if she really tells what she knows, she may not survive to give testimony to a grand jury.
Victoria Nuland is a former State Department official. In that capacity, Victoria Nuland allegedly was the conduit between corrupt and Deep-State serving FBI officials and the former British spy who wrote the illegal and Deep State motivated anti-Trump Steele dossier. This document represents both fraud and subsequent illegal FISA surveillance of a private citizen when candidate Donald Trump was running for President. Nuland is set to testify before the Senate Intelligence Comm...
Security updates have been issued by Arch Linux (pass), Debian (xen), Fedora (chromium, cobbler, gnupg, kernel, LibRaw, mariadb, mingw-libtiff, nikto, and timidity++), Gentoo (chromium, curl, and transmission), Mageia (gnupg, gnupg2, librsvg, poppler, roundcubemail, and xdg-utils), Red Hat (ansible and glusterfs), Slackware (gnupg), SUSE (cobbler, dwr, java-1_8_0-ibm, kernel, microcode_ctl, pam-modules, salt, slf4j, and SMS3.1), and Ubuntu (libgcrypt11, libgcrypt11, libgcrypt20, and mozjs52).
Kaila Colbin, New Zealand Ambassador for Singularity University, joins our Futurists Board.
Fox News is reporting that President Trump is now considering executive action to end family separations at the U.S.-Mexico border.
Fox is also saying the Secretary of Homeland Security, Kirstjen Nielsen, may recommend the President get behind a U.S. congressional measure to end the family separations at the U.S.-Mexico border.
Lawmakers are working on a bill that would be limited in scope, a so called stand alone or loophole legislation to provide immediate relief of the family separation problem.
On the controversy over immigrant families, Mr. Trump said: We have to take care of separation, according to a lawmaker in the room at a Tuesday evening meeting with lawmakers. Its too nasty, its too nasty, the Wall Street Journal reported.
20, 2018 
Unknown perpetrators have raided the archaeological site of the Sanctuary of the Egyptian Gods in Brexiza by Marathon and caused significant damage to several statues. According to a statement issued by the Culture Ministry, the vandalism was discovered by the site guard on Wednesday morning. the statues were damaged most likely with hammers, media report.
The post Vandals destroy statues at the archaeological site of Brexiza, Marathon appeared first on Keep Talking Greece.
Republican John McCain called the forced separation of families an 'affront to the decency of the American people' as the Trump administration continued to defend the controversial policy.
By Leith Aboufadel 2018-06-18 BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:35 P.M.) The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has liberated an Iraqi border region in southeast Syria, today, following a fierce battle against the so-called Islamic State (ISIS). Backed by the National Defense Forces (NDF) and Hezbollah, the Syrian Arab Army was able to completely overwhelm the remaining Islamic 
A police officer was caught on video in a catfight with a college student after the girl refused to immediately get out of her car.
The post WATCH: Law Student Defends Herself from Unlawful Arrest, Fights Back as Cops Attack Her appeared first on The Free Thought Project.
June 12, 2018 / Gilad Atzmon Democracy and freedom is something we remember not something we experience. They belong to Nostalgia. http://21stcenturywire.com/2018/06/10/episode-236-parts-unknown-with-guests-gilad-atzmon-and-robert-inlakesh/ Democracy and freedom is something we remember not something we experience. They belong to Nostalgia. On Patrick Henningsens Sunday Wire I spoke about the rapid emergence of authoritarian conditions in Britain and the West in 
The Trump administration has adopted a zero tolerance policy requiring law enforcement to prosecute all illegal immigrants. Though the administrations implementation of the policy comports with existing laws, its clear officials werent prepared to deal with the crush of kids that would come under their supervision, and have struggled to implement the policy in a humane way.
Moreover, the administration has done, for the most part, a disastrously inept job of explaining that without these detentions, families would otherwise walk into the country illegally, often ignoring the courts. Theyve failed to explain that most of the kids being held are unaccompanied, and that there is also a moral cost associated with allowing kids to wander over the border. Because while family separation is callous and ineffective, its existence does not excuse ginned-up moral panic, pious grandstanding, and comparisons to Nazi death camps.
Nor does it excuse the fact that Democrats have shown zero interest in dealing with the undermining problems that helped create this situation. Why wont the GOP stand up to Donald Trump?! is the familiar refrain from those who lock-stepped their way through the eight-year hard-left turn of Barack Obama.
Well, Mitch McConnell says every Republican member of the Senate supports legislation to fix a law that separates children from parents attempting to cross into the United States illegally. Though there are still some disagreements, one thing any plan would do is allow detained parents and children to stay together while their legal status was being assessed by a court. Ted Cruz has proposed legislation expediting asylum claims by adding more immigration judges and prioritizing families to be processed first.
Maybe the House (also working on legislation) and the Senate wont be able to come to an agreement. Or maybe Trump will veto the bill. We dont know. Not that any of it is going to matter if Democrats block the legislation, which is what theyre promising to do.
There are so many obstacles to legislation, and when the president can do it with his own pen, it makes no sense, says Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, who is a co-sponsor of proposed Democrat legislation to supposedly fix the problem. Legislation is not the way to go her...
Small businesses and self-employed will be allowed to obtain coverage under association plans
Updated June 19, 2018 3:19 p.m. ET
Millions of small businesses and self-employed people will be able to buy health-insurance plans exempt from many Affordable Care Act consumer protections under a much-debated rule released Tuesday by the Trump administration.
The rule is a far-reaching step by the administration to wield its regulatory powers to chisel away at the Obama-e...
Ian Zabarte photo by Brent Holmes Ian Zabarte, Principal Man, Western Shoshone Nation, delivers comments opposing land expansion to packed Clark County Commission Meeting today. "It is dangerous to rely upon BLM land status records of title on Shoshone treaty lands." -- Ian Zabarte
Diego Luna present el video El Da Despus, habla a los mexicanos y llama a un ambiente de conciliacin sin importar las diferencias polticas. Regeneracin, 20 de junio de 2018.- El actor mexicano Diego Luna present ayer un video en sus redes sociales, donde llam a la conciliacin de cara a la eleccin presidencial de 
La entrada Vota por quien quieras, pero piensa que no solo votas por ti: Diego Luna (VIDEO) se public primero en Regeneracin.
Overall enrollment in the countrys food stamp program has dropped to its lowest level in more than eight years as the economy continues to improve and the Trump administration attempts to tackle fraud in the program.
According to the latest statistics from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, which administers the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), enrollment in the program dropped in March to 40,083,954. The last time food stamp participation dipped this low was in February 2010, when 39,588,993 people were enrolled in the program.
As the economy continues to improve, participation in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is declining, a USDA official who asked for anonymity told Fox News. SNAP was established as a temporary supplemental nutrition benefit guiding people to self-sufficiency and self-reliance, not a permanent way of life.
The USDA official noted that much like jobless numbers, the number of enrollees in SNAP tends to fluctuate month by month. But the official added that the agency expects about 8.8 million to leave the program in the next 10 years.
SNAP, which was formerly known as the Food Stamps Program, is a federal program that provides grocery assistance for people out of work or with low incomes living in the U.S. To qualify for the program, individuals must make 130 percent or less of the federal poverty level based on the household size.
The program is meant to help people buy nutritional items like breads, vegetables, dairy products and meats, while barring them from purchasing alcoholic beverages, tobacco products and household supplies and paper products among other items.
While overall food stamp enrollment has been on a steady decline since 2013, some observers credit President Trumps emphasis on getting more Americans back to work and his administrations crackdown on fraud in the SNAP program as the reason why the decline has sped up.
The strange and disturbing world of the incels (involuntary
celibates) has come into the limelight following the violent acts
by some of them. After the recent killings in Toronto by a
self-proclaimed incel Alek Minassian who killed 10 people by
mowing them down on the sidewalk with his vehicle, mostly
targeting women pedestrians, Jack Peterson who had until then also
identified as one,
tried in interviews to defend the group, saying that they were
not violent nor did they hate women but were adopting an ironic
pose. The reaction from his fellow incels was not what he
The message boards threw the interviews back in his face. One poster wrote that he wasnt a true incel. They called him a normie, incel-speak for someone who isnt. Others said he wasnt even terribly ugly, nor was he a virgin. One wrote that in Petersons media appearances he put 100% blame on incels instead of focusing on how womens behavior has changed.
Peterson had tried to tell the world that the incels didnt hate women only for the incels to cry foul.
The response I got, he says, was: Youre misrepresenting us: we really do hate women. Were not joking.
I think that Peterson has learned the lesson from his fellow incels harsh reactions to his defense of them that when people tell you who they are, it is prudent to believe them.
He claims it is a community riven by lack of self-confidence. Many of the posters, he says, are teenagers grappling with social anxiety or depression.
Most seem to be obsessed by their physical appearance: members regularly post pictures of themselves, only to be told how unattractive and ugly they are by other members.
In fact, many of the members are perfectly good-looking guys. Peterson agrees. Looks are probably not the primary factor, here, he says.
Peterson says an overarching theme is one of victimization leading to the anger and frustration expressed by many on the forums, and a central theme in Rodgers manifesto.
A lot of incels think theyre owed shit from the world, Peterson says. The mindset is kind of like this: Ive been bullied and rejected my whole life so because of all the suffering Ive experienced. Now the world owes me sex, it owes me friends, it owes me success, because of all the failures Ive had.
Peterson has left the movement and is trying to become normal.
Sebastian Aguiar, coauthor of "RNAi mechanisms in Huntington's disease therapy: siRNA versus shRNA", joins our Biotech/Medical Board.
La organizacin CooperAccin denunci que el Instituto Geolgico, Minero y Metalrgico (Ingemmet) otorg la totalidad del rea de la Montaa de siete colores en concesin minera a la empresa de exploracin Minquest Per, propiedad de la canadiense Camino Minerals.
De acuerdo con la denuncia, la concesin fue otorgada mediante la Resolucin de Presidencia N 042-2018-INGEMMET/PCD/PM, el 16 de marzo ltimo.
CooperAccin sostiene que el 30 de marzo del 2015 Minquest Per present a Ingemmet el petitorio minero Red Beds ubicado en los distritos cusqueos de Cusipata y Pitumarca, de las provincias Quispicanchi y Canchis, respectivamente.
El rea correspondiente a 400 hectreas, abarca la totalidad de la famosa montaa y se superpone con los territorios de las comunidades campesinas de Chillihuani y Pampachiri.
En su momento, la Direccin de Concesiones Mineras de Ingemmet advirti la superposicin parcial del petitorio mineo con la propuesta de rea de Conservacin Regional Ausangate que incluye la montaa de siete colores, que junto a otras 17 reas fueron declaradas de inters pblico.
Dicha declaracin supona la proteccin y conservacin ambiental por parte del Gobierno Regional del Cusco, a travs de la Ordenanza Regional 050-2009-GR/GRC.CUSCO que fue publicada el 22 de mayo del 2009 en el diario oficial El Peruano.
Tomando en cuenta la superposicin, Ingemmet solicit al Servicio Nacional de reas Naturales Protegidas por el Estado (Sernanp) informacin sobre el estado actual de la creacin de rea de conservacin; sin embargo, Sernanp respondi con que no le corresponda emitir opinin.
As, el 15 de junio del 2015, la Municipalidad Distrital de Cusipata present un recurso de oposicin a la solicitud de derecho minero Red Beds a la Direccin Regional de Energa y Minas del Gobierno Regional del Cusco que fue derivado a Ingemmet.
Sin embargo, al no pagar los 209 soles por el derecho de trmite en el plazo de diez das hbiles, el recurso de oposicin fue declarado como no presentado. En este sentido, lngemmet continu con el trmite que termin con el otorgamiento de la concesin a la minera canadiense.
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Chinese APT groups are always very active, experts at Symantec have tracked a new APT group named Thrip that has breached the systems of satellite operators, telecommunications companies and defense contractors in the United States and Southeast Asia.
The Thrip group has been active since 2013, but this is the first time Symantec publicly shared details of its activities.
Weve been monitoring Thrip since 2013 when we uncovered a spying campaign being orchestrated from systems based in China. Since our initial discovery, the group has changed its tactics and broadened the range of tools it used. Initially, it relied heavily on custom malware, but in this most recent wave of attacks, which began in 2017, the group has switched to a mixture of custom malware and living off the land tools. reads the analysis published by Symantec.
Thrip APT used a combination of custom malware and legitimate tools in its attacks, the list of victims is long and include a satellite communications operator.
The hackers targeted devices involved in operations and infected computers running software that monitors and controls satellites, this circumstance suggests the attackers may also interested in sabotage.
Another victim of the group is a company specializing in geospatial imaging and mapping.
[Thrip] targeted computers running MapXtreme GIS (Geographic Information System) software which is used for tasks such as developing custom geospatial applications or integrating location-based data into other applications. It also targeted machines running Google Earth Server and Garmin imaging software. continues the analysis.
The satellite operator wasnt the only communications target Thrip was interested in. The group had...
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GitHub, a popular web-based hosting service for software development projects, has announced a new program for schools called GitHub Education that bundles together several GitHub education offerings into a single package. This program has now been made widely available for schools for free.
For those unaware, GitHub, which is used by more than 28 million developers and 1.5 million companies across the world, has been free to students and teachers for classroom use for years now. By using GitHub, students, teachers, and schools can access the tools and events needed for school projects and collaborate with others and build a portfolio that showcases real-world experience. Many schools have been using GitHub products like the Student Developer Pack (launched in 2012 to help students) and GitHub Classroom (launched in 2015 for teachers) to help teach students how to work and how to work on group products involving code......
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A scandal has erupted in Iran after it was revealed that members of a rape gang terrorizing women in a minority province are sons of key government officials.
The gang is believed to be comprised of four Shiite men. One is said to be from an extremely rich family. The men have allegedly preyed on at least 41 Sunni women in the city of Iranshahr, located in the province of Sistan and Baluchestan.
However, Irans chief prosecutor Mohammad Jafar Montazeri has denied the rapes happened and has threatened to arrest and punish anyone who talks about it, including Iranshahrs Sunni Imam Mawlavi Tayeb Mollazehi, who made the allegations.
The rapes were reported by the official news agency of the Iranian parliament, ICANA, as well as MP Tayebeh Siavoshi, a reformist politician and part of the womens parliamentary bloc.
The Sistan and Baluchestan province is known for its lawlessness. In addition, it has been alleged that Shiite security personnel turn the other way when crimes are committed against Sunnis.
Because a rape victim is viewed as having dishonored her family (who might kill her for being raped), only three complaints have been filed. Iranshahr governor Mohammad Baluchzehi said that the silence on the part of the families only contributes to the rising number of victims.
The head of a medical ethics organization in Baluchestan said that at least one of the women who came forward was examined, and it was confirmed that she was raped.
The women, who range in age between 18 and 30, were kidnapped one by one, stuffed into the back of a black Peugot and taken to a house in Iranshahr where they were gang raped.
Some of the victims were able to identify the location of the house as well as details of their attackers.
In parliament, the MP for Iranshahr expressed outrage over the rapes and demanded the full weight of the law to br...
Jihadist attacks on European targets more than doubled last year, Europes police agency said Wednesday, warning the risk of more unsophisticated attacks by the so-called Islamic State group remains acute.
Last year, a total 33 terror attacks were reported on the continent and Britain 10 of which were successful, killing 62 people, while the rest were foiled or failed, Europol said in a annual report issued in The Hague.
That figure compared with 13 reported attacks in 2016, of which 10 were successful leading to 135 deaths.
AFP | Tributes to French policeman Arnaud Beltrame, who was killed in a jihadist attack on a supermarket in March 2018
However, the increase in the number of jihadist terrorist attacks in 2017 ran parallel to a decrease in sophistication in their preparation and execution, Europols 2018 Terrorism Situation and Trend report said.
This included the attack on Londons Westminster Bridge on March 22 last year and a similar attack on London Bridge two months later when attackers simply drove vehicles into pedestrians and stabbed bystanders with knives, killing 13 people in total and wounding some 98 others.
Islamic jihadists who carried out such attacks in the EU in 2017 were mainly home-grown, meaning that they were radicalised in their country of residence without having travelled to join a terrorist group abroad.
In many cases it becomes a form of personal retaliation against the country that they failed to integrate with, Europols counter-terrorism chief Manuel Navarette told journalists ahead of the reports launch.
However, the May 22 2017 attack at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, in which 22 people were killed, and an August van attack on tourists at Barcelonas La Rambla promenade in Spain in which 15 died, were linked to organised terror cells.
The IS group in all these cases claimed responsibility for the attacks.
IS fighters swept across large parts of Syria and neighbouring Iraq in 2014, declaring a so-called caliphate in areas they controlled.
But the jihadists have since lost much of that territory to various offensives in Syria to Russia-backed regime forces and to the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces.
As IS gets weaker, it has been urging its followers to carry out lone actor type attacks in their home countries, rather than guiding them to travel to the so-called caliphate, Europol said.
But it warned: The threat of jihadist atta...
A disturbing video shows police shoot and kill an apparently unarmed 17-year-old boy for running away from a traffic stop.
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For years, I was involved in these uncomfortable debates within the atheist community where one side would argue Reason and Science! and the other would say Emotions matter!, and I would uneasily argue that they both matter uneasy because Im happier talking about science and am not at all charismatic or able to draw on any kind of emotional sympathy. Old Nerd Talking, thats me.
But right now, in the court of public opinion, were seeing the debate play out, and whats clearly winning is emotion and, I think, reason as well, but its the feelings that are driving the discourse. I think thats important. It really settles the argument that both are necessary. Whats punching everyone in the gut so hard is that the Republicans have thrown away any attempt to mask their lack of humanity.
An example: when my kids were very young, I let them watch what I thought was a harmless, fun, childrens movie. I didnt realize that it was a horror movie.
That movie was Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. Does anyone remember this character?
It was striking: my kids were fine with the movie, until this guy shows up a villain called The Child Catcher who snatches up children and drags them away from their families. He affected them immediately in a way that no other monster movie ever did. Theyd cover their eyes. Theyd run out of the room. They probably had nightmares about him, because all I had to do was say the words Child Catcher! and theyd shudder. I think if they had the choice of being attacked by the wolfman or the Child Catcher, the wolfman would win every time.
I got to visit my little grandson a few weeks ago. Hes 7 months old. Babies are fine-tuned, sensitive people detectors, and you could see it in his behavior, the way his eyes would light up and hed squirm with happiness when he saw his mommy and daddy. Hes barely a person, hes new and squishy and helpless, and the first concept his newly developed brain is forming is a love for his parents. I realized that Id die fighting anyone trying to separate them.
Its totally irrational. But this stuff matters. Donald Trump and the entire Republican party have steered themselves right into Child Catcher territory.
Id like to think this would lead to their downfall, but unfortunately, Trumpsters also love children, and the only way they can resolve the dissonance is to dehumanize brown children even more they arent babies, they...
Los operativos y detenciones colectivas impulsadas por el gobierno porteo contra ciudadanos senegaleses fueron el centro de las crticas con las que Amnista Internacional y una veintena de organismos de derechos humanos y de inmigrantes conmemoraron ayer el Da Mundial de los Refugiados. A travs de un duro documento, denunciaron el trato discriminatorio, racista y violento contra esa comunidad y exigieron poner fin a las prcticas extorsivas y persecutorias que la Polica de la Ciudad ejerce contra ellos. La declaracin se dio apenas unas horas despus de que la seleccin senegalesa fuera el centro de los elogios tras derrotar a Polonia por 2 a 1 en su debut en el Mundial de Rusia.
La declaracin es un cuestionamiento a la poltica migratoria de la administracin de Cambiemos con la que se encienden las alertas sobre el cumplimiento del Estatuto del Refugiado en la Argentina. No obstante, las crticas no fueron dirigidas solamente al gobierno porteo de Horacio Rodrguez Larreta sino tambin al Poder Judicial. Las organizaciones denunciantes advierten que tanto la polica como la fiscala utilizan un perfil racial a la hora de hacer los procedimientos.
La declaracin fue emitida una semana despus de los allanamientos violentos e injustificados en viviendas de ciudadanos senegaleses en los barrios de Flores y Balvanera. Bajo la excusa de concretar operativos contra la venta ambulante ilegal, las fuerzas de seguridad y la Justicia secuestraron mercadera, detuvieron a 24 personas, golpearon a quienes intentaron defenderse e inclusive hirieron con un arma blanca a uno de ellos.
Se trata de Kane Serigne Dame, quien el 5 de junio fue abordado de manera violenta en plena va pblica y termin con una profunda herida en su brazo derecho e imputado en dos causas judiciales, cita el texto. El ejemplo de los altos niveles de violencia institucional fue que a este hecho ocurrido el 5 de junio pasado le siguieron allanamientos masivos tres das despus y luego de una masiva protesta concretada por miembros de esa comunidad en el barrio de Flores. Hechos de este tipo no son nuevos, prosiguieron, sino que se vienen sucediendo desde 2016 y con un gravsimo incremento.
La violencia institucional y policial de esos operativos policiales desproporcionados es una envestida contra los derechos humanos, subray la denuncia pblica, que adems alert sobre el carcter constante de esa poltica que incluye una intimidacin constante con episodios de violencia fsica y verbal contra trabajadores senegaleses.
Segn las organizaciones de derechos humanos, estos hechos no solo criminalizan la venta ambulante sino que tienen un trasfondo ms perjudicial: poner en riesgo la permanencia de senegaleses ya que el inicio de causas penales, que encubren detenciones arbitrarias, asimismo les provoca complicaciones con las a...
From electric cars that travel hundreds of miles on a single charge to chainsaws as mighty as gas-powered versions, new products hit the market each year that take advantage of recent advances in battery technology.
But that growth has led to concerns that the worlds supply of lithium, the metal at the heart of many of the new rechargeable batteries, may eventually be depleted.
Now researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have found new evidence suggesting that batteries based on sodium and potassium hold promise as a potential alternative to lithium-based batteries.
Tremenda balacera se desat entre policas y presuntos narcomenudistas en el pueblo de Culhuacn, Iztapalapa. Regeneracin, 20 de junio de 2018.- Cuatro personas murieron, una ms herida y 25 fueron detenidos luego del enfrentamiento entre policas y presuntos narcomenudistas la tarde del 19 de junio en Culhuacn, Iztapalapa. De acuerdo con autoridades, los hechos 
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Conservation emergency as endangered hornbills numbers plummet
If reincarnation is a thing, one of the worst life forms in which to return must be the chick in the second egg laid by a southern ground hornbill. The second hatchling can expect utter neglect from its parents to the point where it dehydrates and dies.
Worse, the mother might eat it. It will only survive if the elder sibling is weak and weedy and is abandoned. Not surprisingly, the large, ungainly and extremely noisy birds are flapping towards extinction.
There are an estimated 2,000 birds left in SA in 400 to 500 breeding groups and if we dont do something about it we are going to lose them altogether, says Dr Lucy Kemp, manager of the Mabula Ground Hornbill Project. With 60% of their land and 50% of the population lost in the last 30 years, its probably the swiftest-declining bird species in SA.
The project is based in Mabula Private Game Reserve near Bela-Bela in Limpopo. Since it was founded in 1999 it has been experimenting with hand-rearing abandoned chicks and releasing them into the wild to rebuild the population.
Its a tricky task. They are rescued from nests before they die and thrive on a diet of chopped-up mice. But their human rescuers cant teach them how to be birds.
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