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20 января, 13:10

Корейцы продают истребители с помощью видеоигр

10-минутный презентационный ролик, включавший новейшую 3D-графику и реалистичные звуковые эффекты, частично оказался нарезкой из видеоигр Battlefield 3 и Ace Combat: Assault Horizon. На представленном ниже видео эти кадры можно увидеть с 6:53 по 7:03. Такой плагиат обошёлся южнокорейским налогоплательщикам в 40 тысяч долларов. Контент, заимствованный из игр, военные взяли без разрешения правообладателей. В Сеуле признали свою ошибку, пообещав изъять видео из всех ресурсов. Военные возложили вину за конфуз на агентство, чьими услугами они воспользовались для создания этого видео, а то в свою очередь выдвинуло встречные обвинения — агентство создало только сценарий, а к плагиату военные Южной Кореи прибегли уже самостоятельно. Сейчас Министерство обороны Южной Кореи готовится к судебному процессу — иски подали издатели игр Electronic Arts и Namco Bandai.

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20 января, 10:18

Malek Jaziri: Serving up Tunisia's tennis uprising

With a top-50 berth and notable wins, Africa's ace men's player has hit his stride at a late stage in his career.

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20 января, 09:49

Dan Evans beats Bernard Tomic in Australian Open round three – live!

Bernard Tomic vs Dan Evans, live Australian Open action in MelbourneEmail: [email protected] | Twitter: @collinsadam 10.04am GMT Dan Evans. Guts. That’s how he won this. The guts to approach the net time and again. Sometimes he got it wrong and was left exposed, but he kept coming anyway. The guts to persist with drop shots. The guts to unleash his elaborate backhand deep into Tomic’s territory no matter how many break points he was up against. The guts to pull a rain delay at deuce in the most tense game in the match. 9.57am GMT Third set tie break: Evans 7-5, 7-6, 7-6 (7-3) Tomic. Evans won it from the net. Of course he did. Both his clutch serves after the mini-break, he pounced then punished his volleys. Serving ahead of three match points, Tomic gives up a backhand into the net on the first. It’s over! Dan Evans to the fourth round for in a Slam for the first time in his career. What a performance. Back to wrap it up in a tic. Continue reading...

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20 января, 00:35

ACE OF SPADES: On the eve of Trump’s inauguration, in their feverish efforts to derail Trump’s cabin…

ACE OF SPADES: On the eve of Trump’s inauguration, in their feverish efforts to derail Trump’s cabinet, the DNC-MSM has “chosen the form of their Destructor, and the form they have chosen is they themselves.”

19 января, 21:30

Корейцы продают свои истребители при помощи компьютерных игр

Военных Сеула уличили в использовании видеороликов из Battlefield 3 и Ace Combat: Assault Horizon в видеопрезентации реальных самолетов

19 января, 11:32

Australian Open: Novak Djokovic out, Serena Williams through – as it happened

Novak Djokovic stunned as title defence ends against Denis IstominKevin Mitchell: Djokovic finds wildcard Istomin holding all the aces 1.11pm GMT An exquisite backhand volley from Nadal brings up his first match points. He can’t take them, though, sending two backhands long. But a big serve brings up a third opportunity and he’s clinical this time, a trademark bullet of a forehand finishing the job. That’s it. Rafa Nadal is through after a 6-3, 6-1, 6-3 win over Marcos Baghdatis that settles the debate about whether he’s a proper contender for this title. He wasn’t really tested today, mind you, and he’s likely to face a stiffer examination against Alex Zverev on Satuday. That’s all from me today, though. Day four of the Australian Open is over. Thanks for reading and emailing. Bye. 12.57pm GMT Marcos Baghdatis saves three break points, only to double fault on the fourth. He challenges the second serve in vain. It was inches wide and Nadal breaks to lead 6-3, 6-1, 4-2. Continue reading...

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19 января, 11:28

Novak Djokovic endures Australian Open horror show of paralysis and self-doubt

This was drama Tennis Australia could not have dialled up in a movie, although they did not want their defending champion leaving in the first weekWhen the 117th best player in the world, Denis Istomin – here courtesy of a wildcard – put his 15th ace past the six-times champion, Novak Djokovic, in the fourth-set tie-break to take their second-round struggle into a deciding frame, disbelief dressed the Serb’s reddened face.He could hardly believe a player he had beaten five times for the loss of only one set and 36 games was a handful of well-struck winners away from putting him out of the Australian Open, a tournament he all but owns. Now he had taken him for two sets and 28 games; it was his stage and his time to dream the impossible. Continue reading...

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18 января, 15:00

Пистолеты венгерского оружейника Рудольфа фон Фроммера (часть 4)

В конце 20-х годов прошлого века Рудольф Фроммер работал над более дешёвым в изготовлении и простым в эксплуатации пистолетом. В результате он скрестил простую автоматику жилетного пистолета Фроммер Лилипут с рукояткой служебного пистолета Фроммер Стоп.

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18 января, 12:23

Andreas Seppi beats Nick Kyrgios in five sets: Australian Open second round – as it happened

Seppi beats Kyrgios 1-6, 6-7 (1-7), 6-4, 6-2, 10-8 on Hisense ArenaAustralian No1 squanders two-set lead to exit his home grand slam 10.44am GMT What a victoryAndreas Seppi is talking to Jim Courier now. How did he do it? “Maybe it was meant to be. It’s as good a theory as any to explain Kyrgios perplexing stumble, from two sets to love up, and pounding his first serve well into the third. Before deciding to start an ongoing stoush with his coaches box. Related: Nick Kyrgios unravels in baffling Australian Open defeat to Andreas Seppi 10.34am GMT Fifth set: Kyrgios 6-1, 7-6, 4-6, 2-6, 8-10 Seppi* (*denotes server). At 15-all Kyrgios misseD his forehand, hitting the frame and travelling deep into the crowd. At this point, he knew. Or he looked resigned to it at least. A Seppi ace did the rest. What a proud victory. I’ll be back in a moment to try and make sense of the mayhem that has been the last three and half hours. Continue reading...

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17 января, 16:10

Смартфон Samsung Galaxy J2 Ace поддерживает технологию 4G VoLTE

Компания Samsung анонсировала смартфон начального уровня Galaxy J2 Ace, функционирующий под управлением операционной системы Android 6.0 Marshmallow. Аппарат оснащён дисплеем с диагональю 5 дюймов. Разрешение составляет 960 × 540 точек, что соответствует формату qHD. Новинка наделена камерами с 5- и 8-мегапиксельной матрицами с максимальной диафрагмой f/2,2. Причём обе снабжены светодиодной вспышкой.

17 января, 10:55

Australian Open 2017: Novak Djokovic opens title defence with win – live!

Rolling updates as Djokovic faces Fernando Verdasco in MelbourneHeather Watson dumps Samantha Stosur out of Australian OpenFollow all the latest Australian Open newsEmail Jacob or tweet @JacobSteinberg 12.35pm GMT Facing a match point, Naomi Broady goes for broke with a forehand – but it lands just wide, bringing her tournament to a premature end. It’s heartbreaking for Broady, but she can take heart from a largely solid performance, even though it was enough to secure her place in the second round. Daria Gavrilova was more consistent in the key moments, only a couple of points here and there making the difference, and the ecstatic Australian 22nd seed secures a gutsy 3-6, 6-4, 7-5 win over her close friend. 12.30pm GMT Agnieszka Radwanska has steadied the ship in the third set, sailing into calmer waters as she breaks to lead 3-0 in the third set against Tsvetana Pironkova. Meanwhile Naomi Broady is serving to stay in the match again. Continue reading...

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17 января, 10:53

Ivo Karlovic hits 75 aces in epic as records tumble at Australian Open

• Karlovic, 37, breaks Australian Open record as fifth set finishes 22-20• Nadal beats Florian Mayer 6-3, 6-4, 6-4, Djokovic beats VerdascoIvo Karlovic broke the record for the most number of aces in an Australian Open match after firing 75 past Horacio Zeballos in an exhausting five- set victory. Zeballos hit 33 as the pair slugged it out in a fifth set Karlovic won 22-20, making it also the longest fifth set in Australian Open history. Related: Serena Williams safely through to Australian Open second round Continue reading...

17 января, 07:37

Heather Watson defeats Stosur in Australian Open first round - as it happened

Heather Watson defeats Sam Stosur 6-3, 3-6, 6-0 in MelbourneBrit progresses to Australian Open second round as Stosur flounders 6.28am GMT The Final AnalysisHeather Watson’s dream start is Sam Stosur’s nightmare today. While the Australian grabs her kit and nicks off Watson hangs around to whoop it up and sign a few autographs, and well she might after that third-set demolition. It fell away very quickly for Stosur. 6.19am GMT 3rd set: Heather Watson defeats Sam Stosur 6-3, 3-6, 6-0With one final break of serve, Sam Stosur is done for and Heather Watson has progressed to the second round with a convincing disposal of the Aussie. Stosur managed thre crashing forehand winners in the last game to lead that count 21-7, but she’s endured a nightmare third set otherwise and concedes the break, set and match with another unforced error. Continue reading...

17 января, 04:00

Serena Williams beats Belinda Bencic in Australian Open first round – as it happened

American world No2 beats Bencic 6-4, 6-3 at Melbourne ParkSerena Williams is world No2 but she’s as dangerous as ever 3.11am GMT Serena Williams beats Belinda Bencic 6-4, 6-3It was a somewhat labored performance by Serena Williams, but in many ways this was expected. The Australian Open is always a tough one for players as the heat coupled with the beginning of Open season never makes for an easy competition. Bencic looked strong in stages but she was let down by her second serve and her inability to make Williams move a little more. Having said all that, we’re talking about one of the greatest (if not the greatest) player in the history of the game so no matter what, Bencic knew she had to be on her A game.Unfortunately for her, she wasn’t, and Williams took control. Thanks for tuning in and we’ll see each other later in the week. 3.01am GMT Williams wins set and match (2-0)Second Set: Williams 6-4, 6-3 Bencic* (*denotes next server) Continue reading...

17 января, 03:05

Trump’s EPA Pick Raised A Lot Of Money For Candidates That Never Reached Them

Two election fundraising groups linked to Scott Pruitt, President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee to lead the Environmental Protection Agency, spent at least $637,034 since the start of 2015, even though he couldn’t run for re-election as Oklahoma attorney general. An average of roughly $26,543 per month was disbursed from two federal election-focused political action committees linked to Pruitt, both of which announced plans last week to shut down. Donations flooded in from fossil fuel companies, whose pollution Pruitt would be tasked with policing at the EPA. Staff overlap between the two political groups raises concerns, given that one is a super PAC and cannot legally coordinate with the other PAC under election rules. Most of the money, meant to bolster Pruitt’s national profile by raising funds for candidates seeking federal office, went to consultants and travel. The spending, documented in Federal Election Commission filings, could raise questions from senators at Pruitt’s confirmation hearing, scheduled for Wednesday. Trump ran on a promise to “drain the swamp” in Washington, vanquishing a culture of political patronage exacerbated, in part, by an influx of dark money in elections. “The PACs missions are no longer relevant and we don’t want them to be a distraction during the confirmation hearings,” Charles Spies, counsel for both committees, told E&E News, a climate and energy trade publication. Spies did not immediately comment to The Huffington Post on Monday. The Trump transition team did not respond to a request for comment. A new nonprofit group, called Protecting America Now, is now raising hundreds of thousands of dollars from energy executives and other donors to counter anti-Pruitt campaigning by “anti-business environmental extremists,” according to Politico.  Pruitt’s aides organized Oklahoma Strong Leadership PAC in 2015, a year after he won re-election as the state’s top attorney. The group quickly attracted money from donors, including coal giant Alliance Resource Partners, electrical utility Pinnacle West Capital and payday lender Ace Cash Express. By the end of 2015, the group had spent $3,700 on two other committees, linked to Jeb Bush’s presidential bid and Republican Patrick Morrisey’s West Virginia attorney general campaign. At the time, a spokeswoman for Oklahoma Strong said the group “deferred” spending on candidates “to allow primary and runoff elections to conclude and the general election landscape to crystallize.” Of the $391,004 it had raised by the end of 2016, the group spent just $13,690 on elections, $3,160 of which went to registration fees. Oklahoma Strong’s operating expenditures totaled $297,030. Travel and consulting fees paid out to various firms made up the bulk of those expenses. The group spent $7,157 on food, transportation and rooms at the Ritz-Carlton in Kapalua, Hawaii. An additional $459 paid for a stay at the Intercontinental New Orleans, a four-star hotel in the city’s commercial district. “The idea behind a leadership PAC was supposed to be that you were raising money to support other candidates,” Lawrence Noble, general counsel for the nonpartisan Campaign Legal Center, told The Huffington Post by phone. “The theory behind it was that those who were leaders or wanted to be leaders needed to show they were supporting other candidates in the party. They’re supposed to spend on other candidates, but what we’ve seen is more and more they’re using to help the candidate who set them up.” Liberty 2.0, the Pruitt-linked super PAC, raised $420,248 since its founding in 2015, nearly half of which came from fossil fuel interests, according to a review of election filing by E&E News. Lucas Oil Products and coal behemoth Murray Energy each donated $50,000, the largest sums contributed, according to filings. Devon Energy Corp., whose ties to Pruitt run so deep its lawyers once authored a letter he signed and sent to the EPA, gave $5,000. Liberty 2.0 donated $50,000 to the Senate Leadership Fund, a super PAC aimed at maintaining Republican control of the Senate, and $10,000 to the Republican Attorneys General Association, which Pruitt chaired in 2012 and ‘13. Its operating expenditures, which totaled $243,313, went mostly to consulting fees, rent for office space and airfare. Super PACs, which grew out of the Supreme Court’s 2010 Citizens United ruling, can raise unlimited funds from corporations, individuals and labor unions to prop up or defeat a candidate. Super PACs, technically independent groups, cannot coordinate with candidates or their election committees under federal law. That means Liberty 2.0 cannot work in sync with Oklahoma Strong. Still, the two organizations overlap. Both groups operated out of the same office space in Tulsa, Oklahoma, according to filings. Millan Hupp and Sydney Hupp, sisters and former campaign staffers for Pruitt, each received payments from both groups, data from the nonpartisan Center for Responsive Politics shows. Crystal Coon, who served as Pruitt’s first chief of staff as attorney general and now works as a consultant for a communications firm, earned $37,787 from both groups in 2016. In 2015, Tamara Hyatt Cornell, a fundraiser, raked in $15,206 from Oklahoma Strong and an additional $4,107 from Liberty 2.0. None of the women responded to emails, LinkedIn and Facebook messages requesting comment on Monday. Rules against coordination with super PACs are tough to enforce, and criminal charges are rare. The Department of Justice prosecuted its first criminal case of coordination between a candidate and a super PAC in February 2015. An aide apparently working for Chris Perkins, a Republican candidate who unsuccessfully challenged Democratic incumbent Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-Va.), pleaded guilty to orchestrating a complex scheme to coordinate super PAC fundraising while serving as a campaign manager. Blurred ethical lines in campaign finance may be the least of critics’ concerns over Pruitt’s nomination. Trump has stacked his proposed Cabinet with fossil fuel executives, including former Exxon Mobil Corp. CEO Rex Tillerson as secretary of state, and global warming deniers. Myron Ebell, a so-called climate contrarian who spent much of his career combatting climate science, led the transition team that picked the new EPA chief. Pruitt has spent much of his recent career suing the EPA to block President Barack Obama’s new rules to curb greenhouse gases from electrical utilities. He has alarmingly close ties to the fossil fuel industry. He has a history of looking the other way when industries that donate to him are caught polluting. “Scott Pruitt running the EPA is like the fox guarding the henhouse,” Gene Karpinski, president of the League of Conservation Voters, said in a statement. Pruitt’s respect for campaign finance rules may be similarly brazen. type=type=RelatedArticlesblockTitle=Related... + articlesList=587960bae4b0e58057fee7bd,5863ddb8e4b0eb586487bc1a,585ab45de4b0d9a59456ba9d,584856f1e4b0b9feb0dab14f,5873d40fe4b099cdb0fea2f4 -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.

16 января, 10:39

Australian Open 2017 day one: Federer beats Melzer, Wawrinka through and more – as it happened

Nick Kyrgios stormed into round two with an excellent display while both Angelique Kerber and Stan Wawrinka survived scares to go through 1.15pm GMT And that’s all from me for today. Details of tomorrow’s fun and frolics, including a British kind-of-takeover of the Margaret Court Arena, are all here. Bye! 1.12pm GMT Continue reading...

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16 января, 07:18

Andy Murray beats Illya Marchenko in Australian Open first round – as it happened

World No1 takes his time to see off Ukrainian opponent 7-5, 7-6 (7-5), 6-2Murray wins through after two hours 47 minutes on court in Melbourne 7.14am GMT After 2 hours and 47 minutes on the court – far longer than he would have wished – Andy Murray is through to the second round. Illya Marchenko was relentless for two sets, making life very difficult for the world No1, breaking his serve three times in eight to begin. But from there, Murray found a way out of the second set, then pressed home the advantage to finish it off in a relative stroll. Far from his most fluent outing, but ultimately doing what he had to do. That, I suspect, is all that matters for those of you waking up in the UK. Your boy is through in straight sets, and has taken the first in a long series of steps required over the next fortnight to win his first Australian Open title. Related: Australian Open 2017 day one: Nick Kyrgios in action – live! 7.06am GMT Third set: *Murray 7-5, 7-6, 6-2 Marchenko (* denotes server): “It hasn’t been the afternoon we anticipated,” is the view of the TV caller. Not wrong, but to be fair to Murray he did fight back well from the moment he went down a break in the second set. Broader point would be that he shouldn’t be losing the plot quite as easily as he did earlier on. The final service game gets to 30-all, the motions gone through by both, the match closed out when Marchenko pings it long. And that’s it! Continue reading...

16 января, 04:48

Bernard Tomic beats Thomaz Bellucci in the Australian Open first round – live!

Live updates from the match on Margaret Court ArenaEmail Mike your thoughts or tweet him at @mike_hytner 4.04am GMT And in other good news for Australia, young gun Alex De Minaur has won his first-round encounter with Gerald Melzer in five sets. A stunning result for the 17-year-old Sydneysider! 3.57am GMT Here’s Bernie: “Amazing thing to be back. I’m feeling good practising hard doing the right things. When you do the right things, good things happen on the court. Continue reading...

15 января, 17:10

Rex Tillerson Has A Long, Troubled History With Venezuela

ExxonMobil and Venezuela have been spatting over oil for decades. Reuters Sary Levy-Carciente, Universidad Central de Venezuela and María Teresa Romero, Universidad Central de Venezuela If Rex Tillerson, CEO of Exxon Mobil and Donald Trump's pick for secretary of state, is confirmed by the US congress, he has agreed to sever all ties with the world's largest publicly traded international oil and gas company. But of course that won't summarily erase the relationships he has built with leaders of oil-producing countries, which stand to influence his tenure. Tillerson has no experience in government, the military or as a public servant. But he nonetheless knows the world and is well-known on the international stage. Having worked his way up through different positions in Exxon since 1975, he became Chairman and CEO in 2006. This position provides a familiarity with international diplomacy, expertise in managing large operations, and skills negotiating with global leaders. Or, to quote Trump: These features could make Tillerson the Trump administration's ace card, bringing an extraordinary understanding of the role oil plays in the world - particularly in Russia and China - and of how to rebuild American political power in the global arena. But conflicts of interest could haunt his term. Tillerson has close ties to Russia: in 2013 president Vladimir Putin granted him the Order of Friendship award, and a recent leak revealed that he once served as director of the Bahamas-based US-Russian oil firm, Exxon Neftegas. His relationship with Venezuela, the world's 11th ranked producer of crude, has been more fraught. This raises questions about how a Tillerson-run state department would engage the crisis-stricken, oil-rich South American country. Exxon and Venezuela: a rocky road ExxonMobil's history in Venezuela starts in 1921, when its predecessor, Standard Oil, set up shop there. What's happened since, particularly during the governments of the so-called "Socialism of the 21st Century" under the successive administrations of Hugo Chávez and Nicolás Maduro, does not necessarily augur well for bilateral US-Venezuela relations under Tillerson. Venezuela's ties to ExxonMobil were severed in 1976, when president Carlos Andres Pérez sought to nationalise the oil industry. They were reestablished in the 1990s when Pérez, in his second term, launched the so-called "Apertura Petrolera" ("oil opening"), seeking to attract foreign investment and develop the Orinoco oil belt. But when Hugo Chávez decided to re-nationalise the oil business in 2007, Venezuela's state oil company, PDVSA, acquired a majority stake in domestic oil ventures. ExxonMobil, by now under Tillerson's leadership, rejected the government's offer to pay book value for its assets, countering with a request for arbitration by the World Bank's investment disputes settlement centre. ExxonMobil aimed to receive market value for its investments, assessed at US$15 billion. In 2014 Venezuela was ordered to compensate ExxonMobil $US1.6 billion. Venezuelan Energy Minister Rafael Ramirez holds a paper declaring 'PDVSA has beat Exxon'. Jorge Silva/Reuters Another problem arose in 2015, this time under Maduro, when ExxonMobil launched oil operations off the coast of neighbouring Guyana. That area lies very close to Venezuela's Delta Amacuro state, in the Essequibo territory over which Venezuela has asserted ownership for more than a century. In 2000 and 2002 the Venezuelan government brought claims to the World Petroleum Congress about Guyana's proffered concessions in the Essequibo. International companies were initially compelled to cease drilling, but in 2012 operations resumed. Today both countries are seeking a peaceful agreement to this old border dispute with the UN Secretary General. Meanwhile, Esso Exploration and Production Guyana Ltd, an ExxonMobil subsidiary, has declared that it will continue developing the region, which is part of a US$200 million, ten-year contract between Esso and the Guyanese government. Maduro has accused ExxonMobil of trying to destabilise the region by siding with Guyana, while ExxonMobil has complained about the Venezuelan government trying to turn countries against the company. Oil and the Venezuelan crisis Venezuela is now facing the worst chapter of history since its 19th century civil war, and is experiencing a major humanitarian crisis - despite having enjoyed the greatest oil boom of its history during the first decade of this century. The weaknesses of Venezuela's economic model - a political-ideological project in which the country was able to leverage oil to buy domestic and international support - have been brought into stark perspective. After dismantling the private domestic productive apparatus (creating absolute dependence on oil exports) and weakening state institutions, Venezuela now has insufficient fiscal revenues, massive debt, a debilitated currency on the road to hyperinflation, scarcity of basic products - plus skyrocketing crime, legal insecurity, political imprisonments, social unrest, and so on. Despite the terrible situation that's now worn on for over a year, there is no sign of policy correction. The Maduro government blames an imperial economic war, wherein the US is highly culpable, along with the local oligarchy. In September, US Secretary of State John Kerry, who supported the 2014 sanctions levied against Venezuelan officials (not general economic sanctions), expressed concern. "We're very, very concerned for the people of Venezuela, for the level of conflict, starvation, lack of medicine," he said. Political bluster or business pragmatism? A possible future Secretary of State Tillerson could take one of two paths. Traditionally, Tillerson and ExxonMobil have been against economic sanctions as international policy. But a historically troubled relationship with Venezuela, coupled with its anti-American discourse, could nonetheless bring about an aggressive US stance toward Venezuela. This might include increasing sanctions against Venezuelan officials (similar to those currently in force until 2019), severing diplomatic relations or suspending or significantly reducing Venezuelan oil purchases. Any of these measures would further devastate the country's already critical economic situation and increase the Maduro government's international isolation. Given Tillerson's experience and negotiating mastery, however, it is feasible that he could see beyond the radical left-wing discourse. He might compel Venezuela to honour its international financial commitments and act pragmatically given its situation, by privatising confiscated unproductive industries, reducing the mandatory 60% PDVSA national ownership in all oil projects and ending price controls for domestic production. In this scenario, the US and Venezuela might even reach an agreement to alleviate domestic food and medicine scarcity. In the first scenario, Tillerson's ExxonMobil proclivities are set aside in the service of a relationship based on hard principles and American values of the sort the incoming US president has said he seeks to resuscitate. In the second, the pragmatism and traditional interests of international business - that is, Tillerson's own instincts - may predominate. Which path will Tillerson follow with Venezuela? We'll have to wait for his confirmation to find out. Sary Levy-Carciente, Full Professor of Economics, Universidad Central de Venezuela and María Teresa Romero, Journalism professor specialising in International Relations, Universidad Central de Venezuela This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.

14 января, 05:06

Ego trips to the grave: The dangers of status competition

During World War II, the German military publicly celebrated the performance of its flying aces to incentivise their peers. This column uses newly collected data to show that, when a former colleague got recognition, flying aces performed much better without taking more risks, while average pilots did only slightly better but got themselves killed much more often. Overall the incentives may have been detrimental, which serves as a caution to those offering incentives to today's financial risk-takers.