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26 мая, 19:41

Безрамочный смартфон BLUBOO S1 готов бросить вызов Xiaomi Mi Mix

После успеха смартфона Mi Mix компании Xiaomi на рынке появилось немало новых моделей других производителей с подобным безрамочным дизайном. Также готовится к выходу смартфон BLUBOO S1 с дисплеем «от края до края» и гораздо более доступной ценой.

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26 мая, 10:30

Hidden Calories: 5 Ways You’re Sabotaging Your Diet Without Even Realizing It

Are you destroying your diet without even realizing it? Here's how your eating habits are derailing your progress.

26 мая, 10:17

Corning (GLW) Up 2.8% Since Earnings Report: Can It Continue?

Corning (GLW) reported earnings 30 days ago. What's next for the stock? We take a look at earnings estimates for some clues.

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26 мая, 04:09

Californian Sues Jelly Belly Over Sugar-Packed Jelly Beans

A California woman claims that the candy company Jelly Belly tricked her into buying its Sport Beans, a candy that doubles as a diet supplement to “fuel” the body and help burn fat, which had more sugar than she thought. Jessica Gomez, of San Bernardino County, filed a class-action lawsuit against the jelly bean company in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles in February. She claims that the company attempted to mask how much sugar was in its Sport Beans Energizing Jelly Beans by labeling sugar as “evaporated cane juice” on the list of ingredients, Forbes magazine reported. “The term ‘evaporated cane juice’ is false or misleading because it suggests that the sweetener is ‘juice’ or is made from ‘juice’ and does not reveal that its basic nature and characterizing properties are those of a sugar,” an attorney representing Gomez wrote in a letter to the company. The lawsuit also alleges that Jelly Belly misleads its consumers by claiming the Sport Bean contains carbohydrates, electrolytes and vitamins as a way of advertising the product for athletes, according to court newswire Legal News Line. Gomez accuses the company of fraud, negligent misrepresentation and product liability. The nutritional information on the Sport Beans’ packaging says that one serving size of the product (28 grams) contains 17 grams of sugar and lists “evaporated cane juice” as the first ingredient for each flavor. However, the Sport Beans website lists “cane sugar” on its ingredient list and says that one serving contains 19 grams of sugar. In an April motion to dismiss the case, attorneys for Jelly Belly said, “This is nonsense,” according to the San Francisco Gate. “No reasonable consumer could have been deceived by Sports Beans’ labeling,” the motion read. “Gomez could not have seen ‘evaporated cane juice’ without also seeing the product’s sugar content on its Nutrition Facts panel.” While it may seem shortsighted to assume that a jelly bean does not contain sugar, Gomez’s lawsuit does point to a larger issue on food labels. Marion Nestle, a professor of nutrition and author of Food Politics: How the Food Industry Influences Nutrition and Health, said in a 2014 blog post that “evaporated cane juice is the food industry’s latest attempt to convince you that ... it is natural and healthy, better for you than table sugar and much better for you than high fructose corn syrup.” And the U.S. Food and Drug Administration seems to agree. Last year, the FDA announced that labeling sweeteners derived from sugar cane as “evaporated cane juice” is misleading and encouraged companies to relabel the ingredient as “sugar.” The FDA said in a 2016 press release that the term is misleading because “it suggests that the sweetener is fruit or vegetable juice or is made from fruit or vegetable juice, and does not reveal that the ingredient’s basic nature and characterizing properties are those of a sugar.” Gomez’s attorneys and representatives of Jelly Belly did not respond to HuffPost’s requests for comment by the time of publication. -- 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.

25 мая, 20:18

These Military Vets Have Found A Smarter Way To Fight The War On Terror

function onPlayerReadyVidible(e){'undefined'!=typeof HPTrack&&HPTrack.Vid.Vidible_track(e)}!function(e,i){if(e.vdb_Player){if('object'==typeof commercial_video){var a='',o='m.fwsitesection='+commercial_video.site_and_category;if(a+=o,commercial_video['package']){var c='&m.fwkeyvalues=sponsorship%3D'+commercial_video['package'];a+=c}e.setAttribute('vdb_params',a)}i(e.vdb_Player)}else{var t=arguments.callee;setTimeout(function(){t(e,i)},0)}}(document.getElementById('vidible_1'),onPlayerReadyVidible); During four hard combat tours as a Marine commander, Jake Harriman began to understand why the United States is failing to eradicate violent Islamic extremism. Individual heroics and immense sacrifice over 16 years have enabled American combat troops and special forces to win their battles with the Taliban, al Qaeda and the Islamic State. Those extremist militias are virtually powerless against U.S. drones and airstrikes, which have killed dozens of senior leaders. But still, jihadist movements persist and grow. Afghan kids keep joining the Taliban, which controls a growing swath of Afghanistan. ISIS, despite battlefield setbacks, recruits passionate believers in Syria, Afghanistan and Libya, not to mention Manchester, England, and Minneapolis. Extremist militias across Africa, around the Middle East and in Southeast Asia draw volunteers. And terrorism continues. What Jake Harriman and his fellow Marines saw was that the United States, for all its battlefield prowess, does not recognize or act on the causes of violence. But the extremists do. “We were going out every night on these snatch-and-grab missions and we began to see we were taking three steps forward, two steps back. The guys we were fighting were out in these villages winning hearts and minds,” Harriman, 42, told HuffPost. “They were dropping off food, they were building schools, they were building clinics. And yes, they were horribly oppressive. But these vulnerable populations were so impoverished that the parents had no other choices to feed their kids.” Standing in dusty battle gear in the desolate Iraqi landscape a decade ago, Harriman was struck by this epiphany: Military force alone isn’t going to obliterate extremist violence. In his words, “We just can’t keep killing our way out of this problem.” Convinced he could do better, Harriman resigned his Marine commission, earned a graduate business degree at Stanford University, formed a company and moved to southwest Kenya. He went into the rural villages where he thought deep poverty might not cause violent extremism, but was likely providing fertile ground for the militias. There, he found impoverished farmers so desperate that they would support or even join al-Shabab, the Somalia-based extremist militia, for whatever help it might offer. The guys we were fighting were out in these villages winning hearts and minds. Jake Harriman, a former Marine commander in Iraq What’s different about Harriman’s approach from that of traditional aid efforts is that he combines the gritty realism of the warfighter with the data-driven analytics of the business entrepreneur. Over seven years, Harriman and his Kenyan co-workers have helped organize locally owned and operated cooperatives that enable families to rise above subsistence farming, by marketing their excess crops and saving money in a communal banking system from which they can draw loans to expand their farms. His organization, Nuru International, has aided 85,000 people, he said, and blunted the appeal of the jihadis. “We began to have an impact in these gangs’ ability to recruit, by giving options to the young men” in the villages, Harriman said. “Now they could actually feed their families. They could actually have farming as a business. They now had a future … that diminished the gangs’ abilities to recruit in these rural areas.” Jake Harriman is one of a number of Americans who worked in the Iraq and Afghanistan war zones and came away convinced that the United States needs a better plan of engagement for places vulnerable to extremist recruiting. America, they argue, needs to rely less on military power and more on “smart power.” Lasting change, they say, depends on intimate knowledge of the local population, understanding why people there turn to violence, and designing narrowly focused interventions to help. Now if they can just get the funding to carry on. Unlike traditional global development programs, the new reformers are using microdata to document the precise local causes of instability and to measure the impact of the resources invested in specific areas. In the southern Philippines, former Green Beret Justin Richmond found a farming community where impoverished kids were joining the ISIS affiliate for money. He helped set up a village co-op and invest in a solar dryer for harvested rice and corn. Five tons of produce were saved from rotting and sold, and the profits were re-invested. The next time terrorist recruiters showed up, he said, the townspeople told them to get lost and called in the military. In Libya, Development Transformations, which has several former members of the U.S. military among its leadership team, monitors the social media of extremist militias. With the aid of data processing and analysis firms ZignalLabs and DEV Results, the Washington, D.C.-based group designs counter-messaging initiatives and tracks any resulting change in local attitudes. “You don’t just want to know that the enemy is there, but why he is there,” said M. Shands Pickett, a company director who spent three years in Afghanistan as part of U.S. military intelligence and counterterrorism operations. “If you shoot him in the face, there are more coming, and there is an infinite supply of enemy and a finite supply of us,” he told HuffPost. “But if you can begin to answer why the enemy is there and understand the sources of instability in that particular place, then you don’t have to shoot so many of them in the face,” said Pickett. This generation of war-hardened activists sees their work not necessarily as a replacement for military intervention, but as a critical element of the larger U.S. strategy. Their ideas are not entirely new, but they’ve struggled to gain the ear of the national security establishment.  Some people listened. In 2008, for instance, State Department experts and special forces soldiers were teaching counterinsurgency techniques at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, to troops bound for Iraq and Afghanistan. Thomas Baltazar, a retired special forces colonel working for the U.S. Agency for International Development, told the troops that it was part of their mission to listen closely to the local people in order to learn why a town was dominated by insurgents and to figure out what to do about it.  “Tie your actions to the root causes of instability,” he said. In 2010, Army Maj. Gen. Michael Flynn (yes, that Michael Flynn), then a senior intelligence officer in Afghanistan, wrote a stinging critique of the military’s failure to collect and act on information about the local drivers of violence and insurgent influence. “Lethal targeting alone will not help U.S. and allied forces win in Afghanistan,” he wrote. Not understanding the culture ― we continue to make that mistake over and over, in Vietnam, in Iraq and Afghanistan. Brendan Mulvaney, who teaches at the National Defense University For years, however, these ideas were overwhelmed by the more urgent push to defeat the enemy on the battlefield. Attacking the root causes of war was relegated to a lower priority. It was too hard to figure out, some combat commanders said, and it took too long. With deployments lasting a year or less, there was no incentive to invest in a project that might take five years to pay off. “Not understanding the culture ― we continue to make that mistake over and over, in Vietnam, in Iraq and Afghanistan,” said Brendan Mulvaney, a former Marine helicopter gunship pilot and foreign area officer who teaches at the U.S. Air Force Air War College and the National Defense University. He led a recent study for the Army on how “we screwed up in Iraq and how not to do that again.” It requires “having people outside the typical military planning process, looking from a social-political-economic-cultural lens,” he said. That work can still be dangerous. “If you are helping people build stability, you are taking power away from insurgents,” said a special forces officer just returned from Afghanistan. “Mother Teresa would have been beheaded out there.” But now, as Washington wrestles with how to bring America’s longest wars to a successful close, acceptance of this smart-power approach is growing within the military. At the training base in Twentynine Palms, California, Marines are learning to analyze the particular local drivers of violence and to bring nonlethal resources to bear against those trends. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis ― who is a mentor to Jake Harriman ― has spoken out in favor of more nonlethal programs. And in February, 121 retired generals and admirals appealed to House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) to reject Trump administration proposals to slash State Department funding. There’s already too little government support for tackling the underlying causes of violence. “People always say the right things” about conflict prevention, “but actually getting the resources is a hard thing,” a senior U.S. official told HuffPost, acknowledging that his ability to support the work of Richmond, Harriman and others is “shrinking.” The Trump administration has not yet released its new national security strategy, promised months ago, so it’s not known how Mattis and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson plan to balance raw military force with a smart-power focus on causes of conflict. The Trump budget, issued this week, would slash funds for nonlethal intervention ― although Congress has already made clear it won’t blindly accept his plan. Defense Department officials are currently allowed to transfer funds from their own combat operations to more diplomatic programs funded by the State Department. There is a limit to those transfers: $75 million, out of the Pentagon’s $606 billion budget this year. That leaves Jake Harriman seeking private financing to expand his work into northern Nigeria, where communities are threatened by the extremist group Boko Haram. So far, his most reliable funding has come from Silicon Valley entrepreneurs. “Right now we’re trying to elevate the visibility of this problem to get the Defense Department and State to collaborate more effectively to tackle these violent extremist groups,” he said, adding, “All we need is the funding.” Federal money for similar programs hangs in the balance, and some organizations have already gone elsewhere for support. In Somalia, researchers for Mercy Corps, an international humanitarian aid agency, found that kids were more likely to participate in violence if they were in school. A Mercy Corps program helped improve the quality of the schools, trained children in team-building and leadership skills, and got them involved in student-led community action programs such as hygiene education campaigns. Researchers subsequently reported a 16 percent drop in the likelihood of youth supporting political violence. The program in Somalia is underwritten by USAID, which, like the rest of the State Department, would see its budget drop by one-third in Trump’s spending plan. It is unclear whether Congress will defend those funds. In Iraq, where intense fighting has managed to clear ISIS from cities like Fallujah and much of Mosul, the U.S. has supported short-term “stabilization” programs that have helped 1.7 million people return to their homes, according to Brett McGurk, special envoy to the anti-ISIS coalition. Much of that effort has involved clearing mines and unexploded ordnance. Longer-term work to prevent a return to violence is being left to non-governmental organizations. For instance, Mercy Corps has trained 87 community leaders in dispute resolution, mediation and negotiation to defuse local conflicts between religious sects, landowners, political candidates, even between rival army and police units. Development Transformations is setting up a network of grassroots groups to monitor and head off retribution attacks against Iraqis suspected of having collaborated with the extremists. The latter is being funded by Canada.  The value of such investments in building stability may be hard to measure, but not impossible. “We’re running this as a business,” said Harriman. His team in Kenya has trained local participants to track indicators of success, such as increases in crop yields, group savings, micro-lending and loan repayments, declines in infant mortality, completion of literacy classes and leadership training. “This is a 5-, 10-, 15-year strategy,” Harriman concedes. But he is eager to take the model he’s tested in Kenya and expand into Nigeria and beyond. “Our enemy, the violent extremist groups, are innovating at a rapid speed,” he said. “We have to get ahead of these guys and reach these vulnerable populations before they do.” -- 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.

25 мая, 18:17

Grocery Stores: An American Miracle

In a new book, the author Michael Ruhlman ponders the “extraordinary bounty” that’s available at relatively low prices, seven days a week.

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25 мая, 12:12

10 Best Meals to Make for a New Mom

A nice, home-cooked meal might be a pipe dream for a new mom. So take the cooking burden off all the new mothers in your life with these recipes.

25 мая, 11:59

'Body-Slam' Candidate Greg Gianforte Gets Slammed Himself In Scorching New Memes

function onPlayerReadyVidible(e){'undefined'!=typeof HPTrack&&HPTrack.Vid.Vidible_track(e)}!function(e,i){if(e.vdb_Player){if('object'==typeof commercial_video){var a='',o='m.fwsitesection='+commercial_video.site_and_category;if(a+=o,commercial_video['package']){var c='&m.fwkeyvalues=sponsorship%3D'+commercial_video['package'];a+=c}e.setAttribute('vdb_params',a)}i(e.vdb_Player)}else{var t=arguments.callee;setTimeout(function(){t(e,i)},0)}}(document.getElementById('vidible_1'),onPlayerReadyVidible); Greg Gianforte, the millionaire Republican running for Montana’s lone congressional seat, went viral for all the wrong reasons on Wednesday, the day before polls opened in his state. He was charged with misdemeanor assault after allegedly attacking a reporter for the Guardian, who said the candidate body-slammed him. Gianforte, who is running against folk musician Rob Quist, saw his name trend on Twitter with many sharing anger and disbelief, not to mention jokes, memes and just plain trolling.  Here’s a sampling:  "hi, i am rob quist and i don't assault reporters for asking a question about a healthcare bill that will affect millions of people" pic.twitter.com/KHAlL1xLP2— jordan (@JordanUhl) May 25, 2017 @JohnEkdahl I just hope he didn't injure his hands when that crazed journalist thrust his neck into them.— Jason Hart (@jasonahart) May 25, 2017 "I bought the sheriff, but I swear it was in self-defense" pic.twitter.com/DCrVZGXclp— scott linnen (@ScottLinnen) May 25, 2017 Imagine always being one Guardian reporter question about a CBO score away from violent assault. Bruce Banner had to live like this.— pourmecoffee (@pourmecoffee) May 25, 2017 Cue to intro music! . #mtpol #wrestler #stonecold pic.twitter.com/fOJQQAtIsT— Sir Hammerwinkle (@SirHammerwinkle) May 24, 2017 If this whole Congress thing doesn't work out for Gianforte, I'm sure United is hiring.— Gabe Ortíz (@TUSK81) May 25, 2017 Looks like Trump found his next press secretary.https://t.co/UzKnyuOJb6— Dave Pell (@davepell) May 25, 2017 I have to admit that choke-body slamming a reporter the night before an election seems like a questionable campaign strategy. @RobertGehrke?— Spencer Cox (@SpencerJCox) May 25, 2017 The bad news is, Gianforte may actually win tomorrow, the good news is, we put together a 'Congressional Protection Gear' package for sale. pic.twitter.com/3QBItq3qW8— The Reagan Battalion (@ReaganBattalion) May 25, 2017 All of these things having been said, that body slam is the only substantive GOP response to questions about the CBO score I've seen today.— John Dingell (@JohnDingell) May 25, 2017 Gianforte "The Animal" Steele #MontanaPoliticsRepublicanStyle #BodySlam #WelcometoTrumpsWWEAmerica pic.twitter.com/y27QM6Y3s7— Secular Humanist (@Reilly4Sanity) May 25, 2017 CBO score + bodyslam = ?— Jim Antle (@jimantle) May 24, 2017 @Bencjacobs To be fair, Greg Gianforte's resting face is, "I'm going to fucking bodyslam you." pic.twitter.com/1MwBFmSbfG— Andy Juett (@andyjuett) May 24, 2017 We need a ban on all GOP congressional candidates until we can figure out what the hell is going on.— David Corn (@DavidCornDC) May 25, 2017 Body slam guy believes that dinosaurs were heterosexually married in Noah's ark pic.twitter.com/tqHu6UfoVt— Molly Crabapple (@mollycrabapple) May 25, 2017 @mike_pence @realDonaldTrump Is Gianforte running for the @HouseGOP or auditioning for the @WWE!?! #bodyslam #gianforte #OneHellOfASummer— W.J. Venerable, III (@RealWJV3) May 24, 2017 @Bencjacobs If you’re running for public office and don’t like “recorders shoved in your face,” you’re gonna have a bad time. pic.twitter.com/S0Oh828f4q— Frank Luntz (@FrankLuntz) May 25, 2017 ‘It is unfortunate that a liberal reporter forced me to bodyslam him’ - Gianforte with the ’she was asking for it’ defense, basically. https://t.co/0bHJutAKpc— Jason Karsh (@jkarsh) May 25, 2017 Re-enactment of the #Gianforte incident: pic.twitter.com/dG9BLJx8EI— Dan Tastic (@explicitweetz) May 25, 2017 Lookups for 'body slam' are up 136,900%;GOP candidate in Montana special election accused of attacking a reporter. https://t.co/xyUtFQzaEY— Merriam-Webster (@MerriamWebster) May 25, 2017 The new motto for the New Russia Party (@GOP) by Greg Gianforte.#NewRussiaParty #ArrestGianforte pic.twitter.com/Wa0P82t0PF— Reopen Alcatraz (@DC78intheShade) May 25, 2017 America went from "it's ok to punch a Nazi" to "it's ok to bodyslam a journalist" in four months. https://t.co/AN4CZLxPDP— jon gabriel (@exjon) May 24, 2017 @blakersdozen @chrislhayes His Wikipedia right now #bodyslam #greggianforte pic.twitter.com/Io0idCo1tW— Daniel van Harmelen (@DanielvHarmelen) May 25, 2017 You sent solid Gianforte event names:3. Jam and Slam2. Schmooze and Bruise1. Chatter and Batter(but seriously that guy shd be in jail)— Jon Lovett (@jonlovett) May 25, 2017 At the City News Bureau of Chicago our editors used to bodyslam us every morning just to keep us in shape. pic.twitter.com/obkWtpvMp2— Roger Simon (@politicoroger) May 25, 2017 -- 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.

24 мая, 16:58

Conagra Brands (CAG) Slips to Hold on Lingering Macro Risks

On May 24, Zacks Investment Research downgraded Conagra Brands, Inc. (CAG) to a Zacks Rank #4 (Sell) from a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold).

24 мая, 16:27

150 years on, another Miklouho-Maclay is off to meet the Papuans

"I have always reacted normally to who I am. Maybe because I had no other choice?" Nikolai Miklouho-Maclay smiles, sitting on an office chair with impeccable posture. As is the proper way to sit for a hereditary nobleman. He was born exactly 102 years after his namesake and world-renowned great-great-grandfather Nikolai [Nicholas] Miklouho-Maclay landed on the shores of Papua New Guinea. Today he is the founder and director of the Miklouho-Maclay Foundation for the Preservation of Ethnocultural Heritage. His temporary office is directly opposite one of the oldest cemeteries in St. Petersburg - people have been buried here since the emergence of the Russian state and Russian Empire. Admittedly, the ethnographer is not buried here and, anyway, any physical proximity to his ancestors is a matter of pure accident: It just happened this way. He also says that he was named Nikolai not after the explorer, but because his parents liked the name. Today the descendants of Miklouho-Maclay, who studied the Papua New Guinea natives for 12 years, live mainly in Russia and Australia. But so far it’s only Nikolai who has decided that after 150 years he needs to to meet the Papuans and trace the footsteps of his ancestor. Moreover, to travel 18,000 kilometers exclusively by car, crossing seven countries. Family anecdotes, cannibals, and a deadly bite Very few people today remember anything about Miklouho-Maclay, except his name - and this upsets his great-great-grandson Nikolai. Nikolai Myklukha-Maklai: "Nikolai Nikolayevich (Miklouho-Maclay) never believed that one race or culture should dominate another." Photo: Explorer Nikolai Miklouho-Maclay, Malay Peninsula, 1874-75. Source: Archive Photo "There is Miklouho-Maclay's street in Moscow, and some people are absolutely convinced that my surname is in honor of the street. Also, I have been dogged by incidents because of my surname. On one occasion I called an ambulance for my mother and was asked for my name. And no ambulance came. I called back but was told: 'Young man, call the psychiatric clinic.' At times it becomes ridiculous: I arrive somewhere and am asked, 'What is your name?' - 'Miklouho-Maclay' - 'What?' - 'Miklouho-Maclay.' - 'What?' - 'Ivanov [the most common Russian surname - RBTH]' - 'Come in'." There is a video clip posted on the foundation's website in which residents of St. Petersburg are trying hard to guess who Miklouho-Maclay was, but all they can remember are some jokes which, in their opinion, are better not to tell. In the past Nikolai worked in the agricultural sector. He had his own business and used the money he earned to travel the world. Then he realized that his main job should be to try to preserve the memory of his ancestor. That was how he came up with the idea of an expedition by road to the shores of Papua New Guinea: First to reach Papua New Guinea via China, Thailand, and Indonesia, and then to drive across the whole of Russia, telling stories about the ethnographer. Nikolai realized that his main job should be to try to preserve the memory of his ancestor. That was how he came up with the idea of an expedition by road to the shores of Papua New Guinea: First to reach Papua New Guinea via China, Thailand, and Indonesia, and then to drive across the whole of Russia, telling stories about the ethnographer. Source: Ruslan Shamukov The crew includes scientists and explorers. Together, for two weeks, they will examine the daily life of the Papuans, to see if the natives have been influenced by Russian culture. The first white man in Papua, Miklouho-Maclay, became a synonym for all Europeans who later visited the islands. His name was given to crops brought from the mainland. Thanks to the Russian ethnographer, the local languages acquired words such as "topor," "kukuruza," and "arbuz" (Russian for "ax," "corn," and "watermelon", respectively). Nikolai Miklouho-Maclay: "During my childhood, since the age of 13, I was fond of sailing but only recently, 30 years later, I have discovered that one of my sailing friends charged several kopecks for exhibiting me to others." Source: Ruslan Shamukov Nikolai says he’s not afraid of anything (despite the fact that there are tribes of cannibals still living just a few kilometers inland from the eastern Maclay Coast). But his fellow team member (formerly a surgeon) Konstantin Bespalko has traveled around the world - the falls of Iguazu and Angel, the Galápagos Islands, Madagascar, Laos, Cambodia, and India - and he knows that there are things to be afraid of. "Ten years ago in Madagascar I was bitten by a toad of some kind. I was on a mountain and everyone said to me "oh, danger danger!" pointing at a little frog. It turned out that, if you step on it, two hours later you can bid farewell to your companions. I don't know when exactly it bit me but my whole leg ended up covered in blood because the blood stopped clotting - it must have had anticoagulants in its saliva. "And in Cambodia there was another incident: The rainy season started and the roads were covered in a thin sheet of water. So we stopped. And then we saw red dots on the trees. One person in our group decided to walk off the road. And the locals shouted ‘Stop!’ What were those red dots? They remain from the time of the Khmer Rouge and mean that the area has still not been cleared of mines. Only the narrow strip of road flooded with water had been cleared," Bespalko says. 'I can do it myself without the other Nikolai Miklouho-Maclay' There is a paper map spread on the desk and a glowing globe in the foundation's office. These must be the only things that hint at the type of activity its occupant is involved in. He says that, despite the numerous interviews he gives to journalists and his membership of the oldest Russian Geographical Society (its board of trustees includes the Russian president, the defense minister, and some of the country's richest people), he does not feel like an exceptional individual. A man of the Bongu Village, Papua New Guinea. Photo from the personal archive of Nikolai Miklouho-Maclay. Source: Personal archiveSource: Personal archive "Rather, I was surprised how important this is for other people. You know, during my childhood, since the age of 13, I was fond of sailing but only recently, 30 years later, I have discovered that one of my sailing friends charged several kopecks for exhibiting me to others. And what is amazing is not that he was making money from it, but that children at the time were prepared to pay to see a live Miklouho-Maclay," Nikolai recalls. Children from the Maclay Coast, Papua New Guinea, 2010. Photo from the personal archive of Nikolai Miklouho-Maclay. Source: Personal archive The magic of the name still works. Apart from the noble goal of preserving the memory of his ancestor and raising the level of erudition among today's schoolchildren, he doesn't admit to having any other goals. For example, his ancestor had political ambitions, among other things. Any school pupil can read in his textbooks that Miklouho-Maclay proposed that the land he had discovered should be colonized. The scientist and navigator suggested calling the islands Chernorossiya (Russian for "Black Russia,” because of the color of the indigenous population) and he himself wanted to be in charge of the colonial state. But the emperor did not allow it and the coast was colonized by Germany. "Russia's colonization was needed for one reason - to take under its protection the small ethnic groups that populated Papua New Guinea. Nikolai Nikolayevich (Miklouho-Maclay) never believed that one race or culture should dominate another," Nikolai observes politely after a short pause. "And ambition is a good thing," he says, animatedly. He recalls one of his great-great-grandfather's mottos. "If a person can afford it and he has ambition, it is a wonderful thing, and a big responsibility. A person can be judged by his goals. And he had big goals." Children From the Bongu Village, Papua New Guinea. Photo from the personal archive of Nikolai Miklouho-Maclay. Source: Personal archive 'And your goal - is it big enough?' "This must be my biggest goal. What you are talking about is a huge undertaking and if we manage to get it going… we should not distort history." Nikolai keeps saying that it’s not just about him being a descendant of a world-renowned person. "I set up this foundation only when I realized that I am quite a mature personality irrespective of the other Nikolai Miklouho-Maclay. I myself am a person who can do good things, without being linked to him. Yes, of course, while preserving his legacy. Yes, of course, while drawing on his work. It would have been silly not to draw on it." "I have always reacted normally to who I am. Maybe because I had no other choice?" Photo: Ruslan Shamukov Read more: Russia Versus Europe: Fear and loathing in the age of the Grand Tour>>>

24 мая, 16:09

Изменение торгового времени по ряду инструментов 29-31 мая в связи с праздниками

Просим вас обратить внимание на изменение торгового времени по ряду инструментов, которое произойдет 29-31 мая в связи с грядущими праздниками в Великобритании, США, Гонконге и Израиле.   ИнструментИзменения в расписании торговRUSSELL 200029.05 - раннее закрытие в 17:00 GMT30.05 - открытие в обычном режиме в 00:00 GMTCOFFEE, COCOA, SUGAR29.05 - торги закрытыWHEAT, CORN, SOYBEAN29.05 - торги закрытыLIGHT SWEET CRUDE OIL, HENRY HUB NATURAL GAS, HEATING OIL,PALLADIUM,PLATINUM,COPPER29.05 - раннее закрытие в 17:00 GMT29.05 - открытие в обычном режиме в 22:05 GMT  S&P 500,NASDAQ 100,DOW JONES,NIKKEI 22529.05 - раннее закрытие в 17:00 GMT29.05 - открытие в обычном режиме в 22:00 GMTGOLD,SILVER29.05 - раннее закрытие в 17:00 GMT29.05 - открытие в обычном режиме в 22:05 GMT Chile Index29.05 - торги закрытыFTSE 10029.05 - торги закрытыCFD на американские акции29.05 - торги закрытыCFD на китайские акции: IDCB, LNVG, TCTZ30.05 - торги закрытыHang Seng Index29.05 - раннее закрытие в 08:10 GMT30.05 - торги закрытыIsrael 2530.05 - торги закрыты31.05 - торги закрыты Напоминаем вам, что расписание торгов в праздники по различным инструментам во многом зависит от наличия ликвидности, в связи с чем торговые часы могут измениться. Пожалуйста, учитывайте данный момент в своей торговле.

24 мая, 16:06

Изменение торгового времени по ряду инструментов 29-31 мая в связи с праздниками

Просим вас обратить внимание на изменение торгового времени по ряду инструментов, которое произойдет 29-31 мая в связи с грядущими праздниками в Великобритании, США, Гонконге и Израиле.   ИнструментИзменения в расписании торговTF29.05 - раннее закрытие в 17:00 GMT30.05 - открытие в обычном режиме в 00:00 GMTCOFFEE, COCOA, SUGAR29.05 - торги закрытыWHEAT, CORN, SOYBEAN29.05 - торги закрытыCL, NG, HO, PL, PA, HG29.05 - раннее закрытие в 17:00 GMT29.05 - открытие в обычном режиме в 22:05 GMT  ES, NQ, YM, NKD29.05 - раннее закрытие в 17:00 GMT29.05 - открытие в обычном режиме в 22:00 GMTXAUUSD, XAGUSD29.05 - раннее закрытие в 17:00 GMT29.05 - открытие в обычном режиме в 22:05 GMT CHILE29.05 - торги закрытыZ29.05 - торги закрытыCFD на американские акции29.05 - торги закрытыCFD на китайские акции: IDCB, LNVG, TCTZ30.05 - торги закрытыHSI 29.05 - раннее закрытие в 08:10 GMT30.05 - торги закрытыTA2530.05 - торги закрыты31.05 - торги закрыты Актуальную информацию по торговому времени вы всегда можете найти в спецификации инструментов на нашем сайте. Напоминаем вам, что расписание торгов в праздники по различным инструментам во многом зависит от наличия ликвидности, в связи с чем торговые часы могут измениться. Пожалуйста, учитывайте данный момент в своей торговле.

22 мая, 23:43

Dow Chemical Inks Coatings, Silicones Deals in Saudi Arabia

Dow Chemical (DOW) inked two agreements that will help it to advance innovation and strategic agenda in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). The deals will bring state-of-the-art manufacturing technologies to KSA.

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22 мая, 18:48

Гибридный планшет HP Spectre x2 получил дисплей высокого разрешения

В июне компания HP начнёт продажи гибридного планшета Spectre x2 нового поколения, функционирующего под управлением операционной системы Windows 10. Устройство оборудовано сенсорным 12,3-дюймовым дисплеем высокого разрешения — 3000 × 2000 пикселей. Возможно управление при помощи специального пера. Яркость достигает 450 кд/м2; защиту от повреждений обеспечивает прочное стекло Corning Gorilla Glass 4.

21 мая, 08:00

Let’s go bananas: growing the leaves in your back garden | James Wong

Banana leaves are surprisingly easy to grow – and now is the perfect timeI grew up in Singapore, and lunch every Thursday at my school canteen was nasi lemak. This was a neat little parcel of coconut-scented rice, crisp fried peanuts and curry, all wrapped up in a fresh green banana leaf. Functioning as a sort of flavoursome, botanical tinfoil, these stunning, paddle-shaped leaves are central to cuisines from southeast Asia to Latin America and Africa. For when food is cooked wrapped in them (like an exotic take on en papillote) or simply served on them while piping hot, flavour compounds – a fresh, grassy, vanilla meets green tea aroma – leach out of the cells of the leaves and are infused into the dish. They work their magic on everything from banana-leaf-wrapped BBQ fish in Malaysia, to steamed amok curries in Cambodia and the delicious bundles of steamed corn bread called tamales in Ecuador.These plants will kick out a huge 6ft-long leaf every week at the height of summer Continue reading...

20 мая, 21:28

James Comey's Hometown Friends And Family Defend His Character

function onPlayerReadyVidible(e){'undefined'!=typeof HPTrack&&HPTrack.Vid.Vidible_track(e)}!function(e,i){if(e.vdb_Player){if('object'==typeof commercial_video){var a='',o='m.fwsitesection='+commercial_video.site_and_category;if(a+=o,commercial_video['package']){var c='&m.fwkeyvalues=sponsorship%3D'+commercial_video['package'];a+=c}e.setAttribute('vdb_params',a)}i(e.vdb_Player)}else{var t=arguments.callee;setTimeout(function(){t(e,i)},0)}}(document.getElementById('vidible_1'),onPlayerReadyVidible); National media outlets have covered virtually every angle of the story of former FBI Director James Comey’s firing ― with the exception of how people who actually know Comey are taking the news.  But local news outlets have delivered. For an in-depth reported column published Friday in The Record, a newspaper in northern New Jersey, Mike Kelly traveled to Comey’s hometown of Allendale to speak with the former FBI director’s father and childhood friends. The people he interviewed, many of whom remain in touch with Comey, describe a man of impeccable integrity who has become a hero of sorts in the affluent New York City suburb where he was raised. “Anyone from Allendale that knows the family and grew up around him knows that he is a good person and has an honest character and has the utmost integrity,” Patty Corn, a classmate of Comey’s at Northern Highlands Regional High School, told the publication. “That doesn’t leave you.” They rejected President Donald Trump’s claims that Comey was a “showboat” motivated by his desire for self-aggrandizement. “There’s nobody in Washington that I respect more for his integrity,” said former Republican Mayor Vincent Barra. “I think it’s unfortunate that he got caught in this whirlwind of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.” There’s nobody in Washington that I respect more for his integrity. Vincent Barra, former mayor of Allendale James Brien Comey Sr., the father of the former FBI director, is a retired vice president of the aerospace manufacturer Curtiss-Wright. He once served as a councilman for the borough of Allendale, where he still lives. The elder Comey is a lifelong Republican, but said he left the top of the ballot blank in 2016 because he couldn’t bring himself to vote for Trump.  He blamed the current scandal on the president, slamming him by using terms similar to those Trump reportedly used when describing his son to Russian officials visiting the White House. “I never was crazy about Trump,” Comey Sr. said. “I’m convinced that he’s nuts. I thought he belonged in an institution. He was crazy before he became president. Now he’s really crazy.” Chris Kunisch, whose family has owned and operated the Allendale Bar and Grill for three generations, said he would like to see Comey run for office. “We haven’t seen the last of Jim Comey,” Kunisch said. “Who’s not to say he could be president someday? I think he’s going to emerge out of this and be whatever he wants to be.” Even acquaintances of Comey have fond memories of him. Comey was a regular at Village Bagels in Westport, Connecticut, according to Westport News. Comey moved to the area in 2010 to serve as general counsel for the investment firm Bridgewater Associates. Abdul Khedira, the bagel shop’s manager, remembered Comey as a “super nice” guy who may have been pushed out of his job because of his integrity. “I think [Comey] is very independent. Quite independent. Nobody will blackmail him,” Khedira told the Westport News. Democrats and some Republicans have suspected the president of trying to silence the investigation into his campaign’s connections to Russia, considering that Trump fired Comey just days after the then-FBI director testified to Congress about the investigation and that the White House has been inconsistent in its justifications for the ouster. A series of leaks about Trump’s conversations with Comey and private comments about the firing have only heightened suspicion about the president’s conduct. In the same conversation with Russian officials in which Trump reportedly called Comey a “real nut job,” he claimed that the firing had relieved “great pressure” that he had been under over the Russia investigation. In a bid to shore up confidence in the investigation into Russian influence in the U.S. election, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein on Wednesday appointed former FBI Director Robert Mueller as a special counsel to oversee the probe. Comey has also now agreed to testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee in a public hearing, the committee announced on Friday. -- 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.

20 мая, 06:09

29 Brutal Things Gordon Ramsay Says About Your Cooking

Gordon Ramsay dishes out some pretty harsh criticism to home cooks who tweet him photos of their creations. What would he say about yours?

18 мая, 15:59

Dow, DuPont Merger Gets Conditional Approval in Brazil

Dow Chemical (DOW) and DuPont has secured conditional approval of Brazil's Administrative Council for Economic Defense for their proposed mega-merger.

18 мая, 15:15

КУКУРУЗА (CORN): хорошие уровни для покупки

КУКУРУЗА (CORN)Стратегия совершения сделкиНаправление сделкиПокупатьВход (цена открытия)363,50Цель (цена закрытия)370,50Stop Loss359,50Горизонт19.00 МСК23.05.2017Фундаментальные основанияЦены Кукурузы (CORN) откатились к нижней границе восходящего тренда, сформированного в ноябре 2016 года, откуда может начаться рост, учитывая сильные фундаментальные показатели для актива.В частности, согласно ежемесячному обзору WASDE (World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates Report), публикуемому министерством сельского хозяйства США в новом маркетинговом году (июль17-июнь2018), ожидается резкое снижение урожая кукурузы при значительном росте потребления зерна.  В частности, ожидается снижение урожая на 31,4млн.т до 1033,7млн.т, за счет резкого сокращения урожая США (на 27,5млн.т до 3357,3млн.т), Китае и Южной Африке. При этом прогнозируется рост мирового потребления кукурузы на 8,7млн.т до рекордного показателя 1062,3млн.т В результате ожидает падение переходящих остатков  зерна на конец периода на 28,6млн.т до 195,3млн.т.В ожидании выравнивания баланса рынка кукурузы ожидаем восстановление цен актива. Дополнительную поддержку будет оказывать ослабление доллара против мировых валют.Технические основания Покупка вблизи нижней границы среднесрочного восходящего тренда. Стоп устанавливаем ниже тренда и ниже двухмесячного минимума. Цель находится в зоне верхних уровней ценовой консолидации.Рекомендации по рискам При депозите $500 необходимо открыть сделку в Libertex на покупку CORN cо следующими параметрами:  В случае, если ваш депозит отличается в большую сторону от 500$, необходимо пропорционально увеличить размер сделки в Libertex. Мультипликатор при этом остается неизменным. В случае негативного развития ситуации убыток по сделке не составит более 2% от размера Вашего депозита.Предупреждение: Прибыльность в прошлом не означает прибыльность в будущем. Любые прогнозы носят информационный характер и не гарантируют получение результата.  * Имеется в виду торговых дней. В случае, если в течение указанного периода не произошло открытие ордера, рекомендуем его снять. В случае, если в течение указанного периода ордер открылся, но не были достигнуты цель (take-profit) или stop-loss, рекомендуем закрыть позицию по рынку.Источник: ГК Forex Club: https://www.fxclub.org/markets-data/reviews/kukuruza-corn-khoroshiie-urovni-dlia-pokupki/