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31 января, 15:30

Смартфоны LG K-Series 2017 дебютировали в России

Компания LG анонсировала на российском рынке новые смартфоны K-Series модельного ряда 2017 года: дебютировали аппараты K10, K8 и K7. Старшая из новинок, LG K10, несёт на борту процессор MediaTek MT6750, который насчитывает восемь ядер ARM Cortex-A53 с тактовой частотой до 1,5 ГГц. Графическая подсистема полагается на интегрированный контроллер Mali-T860. Объём оперативной памяти составляет 2 Гбайт, вместимость флеш-модуля — 16 Гбайт.

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31 января, 12:02

Смартфон ZTE Blade A610 Plus получит аккумулятор ёмкостью 5000 мА·ч

Компания ZTE обнародовала тизер-видео с демонстрацией нового смартфона, который, по сообщениям сетевых источников, выйдет на рынок под именем Blade A610 Plus. Если верить имеющейся информации, аппарат получит процессор MediaTek MT6750, который насчитывает восемь ядер ARM Cortex-A53 с тактовой частотой до 1,5 ГГц. Графическая подсистема полагается на интегрированный контроллер Mali-T860.

30 января, 17:30

Как китайский смартфон OPPO "сделал" iPhone

Китайские бренды уже более трёх лет наперебой стараются подкупить публику дешевизной, зачастую работая в убыток. Некоторые производители делают странные па: например, Lenovo выпустила за год аж 4 поколения смартфонов K Note, но оттого лишь потеряла 80% своих покупателей. На этом фоне выделилась OPPO: в 2016 году компания выпустила флагманские смартфоны R9, которые стали самыми продаваемыми в Китае. Цена на модели R9 и R9 Plus на старте составила 2800 юаней ($430) и 3300 юаней ($510) соответственно, что заметно выше конкурентов на аналогичном железе. Это значит, что покупатели вполне могли приобрести более дешёвый аналог у Xiaomi или накопить на iPhone. Однако в OPPO сфокусировались на качестве материалов, быстрой зарядке и фронтальной камере, что и подкупило публику.   Плюсы:  отличный дизайн и качество материалов, тонкий и лёгкий корпус; высокая производительность в повседневных задачах; самые тонкие рамки вокруг дисплея; мгновенный датчик отпечатка пальцев; быстрая зарядка. Минусы: полчаса в день на ответы "нет, у меня не iPhone"; нет NFC; не самый большой аккумулятор. По железу OPPO R9 ближе к субфлагманам: процессор Mediatek Helio P10 (MT6755) построен на слегка устаревших ядрах Cortex-A53 и оснащается графикой Mali-T860 MP2. Зато оперативной памяти здесь 4 Гбайт, так что тормозить смартфон не будет даже в тяжёлых играх и приложениях. Встроенной памяти 64 Гбайт, и вариантов с меньшим объёмом не предусмотрено. Слот для карт microSDXC в наличии, пусть и совмещённый со второй сим-картой. Аккумулятор на 2850 мАч, но с поддержкой фирменной быстрой зарядки VOOC — за полчаса смартфон заряжается до 75%, а полная зарядка осуществляется примерно за час. Показатели завидные, но после истории с Samsung такая зарядка может вызывать опасения. С беспроводными сетями не всё гладко: 4G в наличии, Wi-Fi без поддержки стандарта AC, а вот NFC нет совсем. Это значит, что смартфон не сможет поддерживать бесконтактные платежи, которыми славятся флагманы 2016-го. Навигация работает с ГЛОНАСС, Beidou и GPS, здесь без нареканий.   Дизайн смартфона во многом копирует iPhone: матовый металлический корпус, небольшие полосы под антенны, даже камера и лицевая панель сделаны в духе Apple. Многие фанаты iPhone не смогли бы с ходу отличить аппарат, если бы не вытянутая кнопка "домой". В ней, кстати, встроен один из самых быстрых сканеров отпечатка пальцев, срабатывающий за долю секунды. Если присмотреться, то OPPO выдают рамки — они всего лишь 1,7 мм, что делает смартфон гораздо меньше аналогов с таким же дисплеем. Дисплей 5,5 дюйма с разрешением 1920х1080 точек — разглядеть пиксели практически невозможно, читать комфортно, но матрица AMOLED многим покажется слишком насыщенной и контрастной. Защитное стекло Gorilla Glass 4 здесь имеет скруглённые грани, что делает использование ещё более удобным. Покатые грани смартфона, минимальные рамки и скругление дисплея позволят удержать аппарат даже в хрупкой женской руке, где обычно не лежат и 5-дюймовые модели. Пока производители хвастаются основной камерой, OPPO сделали акцент на фронтальной. На лицевой стороне R9 установлен модуль на 16 Мпк, f/2.0 — лучшая в своём роде селфи-камера. Кроме того, встроенное ПО для обработки фотографий делает трюки не хуже прославившегося MEITU, что для китайского рынка крайне важно. Получается, что OPPO взяли эту битву с помощью эргономики, VOOC, материалов и селфи, что для Китая куда важнее бесконтактных платежей. Схожесть с iPhone также сыграла свою роль, но в меньшей степени. Те, кто тратит на смартфон 430 долларов, вполне могли бы накопить на настоящий iPhone, пусть и прошлогодний.

30 января, 15:12

Mariinsky and Maly Drama theaters to perform in Washington

Russia’s two theater companies from St. Petersburg are beginning a series of performances in Washington, DC. While the local audience is familiar with the former, the latter will visit the United States" capital city for the first time. The world-famous Mariinsky Theater will begin its traditional winter performances in Washington later this week coming there for the 15th time, and the Maly Drama Theater will travel there for the first time in spring. Performing on main stage Russians will be performing at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Meg Booth, the center’s Director of Dance Programming, told TASS that "the Kennedy Center is fortunate to present and enjoy the artistry of the Mariinsky each year." We are fortunate to be one of the few theaters in the world outside their home that has an annual visit from the legendary company," she said. Booth noted that the Kennedy Center "first presented the Mariinsky (then Kirov) in 1989 but then not again until 2002 when we began the annual engagement." Xander Parish: ‘I never imagined I would dance at the Mariinsky’ When asked whether the center is going to expand cooperation, Booth replied in the negative explaining that it is essentially impossible. "Given their busy performance schedule with two theaters operating continuously in St. Petersburg, and the Kennedy Center’s packed Opera House schedule, we look forward to continuing this annual engagement rather than expand it," she explained. This year the Mariinsky Theater will perform the Little Humpbacked Horse ballet (music by Rodion Shchedrin, choreography by Alexei Ratmansky) in Washington for the first time. Performances will run from Jan. 31-Feb. 5. What people in the know say The 10-year cooperation agreement between the Mariinsky Theater and the Kennedy Center expired in 2012. However, this did not affect the relationship between the parties, Yuri Fateyev, Acting Director of the Ballet Troupe, earlier told TASS. "I believe the most important thing is the declaration of intent. "The Kennedy Center invites us to perform here and wants to see us here. Whether the contract was signed for a year or, say, for 10 years, I believe this is not so important since plans we have made with the Kennedy Center are long-term," Fateyev said. New cultural contacts The Kennedy Center is planning to establish cooperation with the cultural institutions in Russia it had no ties with before, Alicia Adams, Vice President of the center’s Dance and International Programming, told TASS. "In April of this season, the Kennedy Center is presenting one of the most internationally acclaimed companies in Russia, Maly Drama Theatre of St. Petersburg and their production of Anton Chekhov's masterpiece Three Sisters. Renowned director Lev Dodin directs this radiant and complex play of the legendary playwright and it will be performed in Russian with projected English titles," Adams said. "We are looking forward to their Kennedy Center debut as they have not performed in Washington, DC, previously," she added. The Three Sisters are expected to be performed there on April 26-30. Mariinsky Theater: From Imperial legend to modern powerhouse

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30 января, 10:00

Mali cancels return of famous music festival after al-Qaida attack

Fabled Festival au Désert was coming back to Timbuktu after years in exile but officials blocked it at last minute over security fearsThe fabled Festival au Désert was returning to Timbuktu, but it was a carefully guarded secret.Musicians had packed their instruments for the journey to northern Mali. Technical teams had already loaded their sound systems into canoes and taken the river route to the ancient city of learning. None of the festival-going public had yet been told, but the organisers were confident they would turn out, possibly in their thousands. Continue reading...

30 января, 08:00

ООН выделила 100 миллионов долларов США на преодоление «забытых кризисов» в девяти странах мира

Генеральный секретарь ООН Антониу Гутерриш объявил о выделении из Центрального фонда реагирования на чрезвычайные ситуации 100 миллионов долларов США на оказание помощи жителям девяти стран мира, отнесенных к категории государств с «забытыми кризисами».

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27 января, 01:59

В Мали арестованы три предполагаемых организатора теракта на военной базе

Власти Мали арестовали трёх человек, которые, предположительно, готовили нападение на лагерь военных в городе Гао на северо-востоке страны, сообщило агентство Reuters со ссылкой на министра безопасности Мали Салиф Траоре. При этом Траоре не рассказал подробности ареста.

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26 января, 22:54

Three arrests made in Mali over attack that killed 77 people

BAMAKO (Reuters) - Forces from France's Operation Barkhane have arrested three people in connection with a suicide bombing in northern Mali that killed at least 77 people, Mali's Security Minister Salif Traore said on Thursday.

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26 января, 01:17

Mohammed Salah takes Egypt to Group D top spot with win over Ghana

• Mohammed Salah scores only goal of the game• Uganda and Mali exit after 1-1 drawMohammed Salah blasted home a free-kick to give Egypt a 1-0 win over Ghana and top place in Africa Cup of Nations Group D as the quarter-final lineup was completed on Wednesday.Salah’s rasping 10th-minute strike sent Egypt to the top of the table with seven points and Ghana, who won their first two games, finished second on six. Continue reading...

25 января, 22:40

Writing Resistance In The Age Of Trump

The terrifying Age of Trump has begun with the celebration of "alternative" facts, gag orders on civil servants, journalist harassment and arrests, the disappearance "inconvenient" government data on climate change, proposals to eliminate government departments that support inconvenient programs (for women and minorities) or produce "inconvenient" data that would not adhere to the "party" line. These opening moves are strands of a narrative that is being woven into a mythical reality designed to enable Mr. Trump to establish and maintain unrivaled personal power. These bold power moves underscore a prescient message from George Orwell's masterpiece, 1984, published in 1949 and once again on the bestseller list.. "Now I will tell you the answer to my question. It is this. The Party seeks power entirely for its own sake. We are not interested in the good of others; we are interested solely in power, pure power. What pure power means you will understand presently. We are different from the oligarchies of the past in that we know what we are doing. All the others, even those who resembled ourselves, were cowards and hypocrites. The German Nazis and the Russian Communists came very close to us in their methods, but they never had the courage to recognize their own motives. They pretended, perhaps they even believed, that they had seized power unwillingly and for a limited time, and that just around the corner there lay a paradise where human beings would be free and equal. We are not like that. We know that no one ever seizes power with the intention of relinquishing it. Power is not a means; it is an end. One does not establish a dictatorship in order to safeguard a revolution; one makes the revolution in order to establish the dictatorship. The object of persecution is persecution. The object of torture is torture. The object of power is power. Now you begin to understand me." That chilling passage from a great work of literature, of course, had real world roots and has real world ramifications. Orwellian empowerment depends in large measure upon the more chilling reality of "The Big Lie." In the words of Joseph Goebbels: "If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State." I wish I could suggest another scenario, but doesn't it seem like the Trump administration is playing a very dangerous game that will undermine what's left of our democracy and eviscerate long standing American values -- the value of civic debate, the necessity for a free and open press, institutional transparency, and respect for science and scientific truth? These longstanding bedrocks of American civil society are now under brutal attack They must be defended. There is no shortage of outcry about Trump's freedom-bashing moves. Journalists and scholars will spend much of their time refuting the scores of false claims that Trump and his surrogates have already made and will continue to make. I am confident that there will be a sustained critique in the press and on social media in which intelligent writers -- journalists, dissenting public officials and scholars will point out the dangers to be found on an authoritarian path littered with Trump's big lies. Sadly, such a critique is not likely to have much of an impact. You can't fight big lies with little truths. There is a way, however, to combat Trump's Big Lies is an effective way -- ethnography. At first glance this suggestion may seem silly or naïve. Here's why I think that ethnography, the description of social life as lived, could provide a powerful counter-narrative to Trump's incessant lying. Big Liars use misinformation and fear to create a master narrative of control -- a narrative in which "truth is the enemy of the State." Factual scientific refutation, which is usually expressed in the bloodless prose of scientific plain style, is no match for the hyperbole of Trump's mythic narrative. Ethnographic counter narratives, however, can be an effective response. In ethnographic narratives, writers (journalists, dissenting officials and scholars) describe the conditions of social spaces and places to tell the stories of a person or group of people. How will their lives be inalterably upended by Trump's proposed policies on health care, taxes, the environment, foreign policy or civil liberties? What are the human costs of living in a mythical world constructed of Big Lies? Put another way, ethnographic narrative dramatically links personal experience to larger social, political and economic issues. A continuous stream of well-crafted ethnographic narratives can have a powerful effect on general audiences of people who read blogs, listen to podcasts, or watch short and/or feature films on social platforms like YouTube or Vimeo. The ethnographic blog is perfectly suited to writing resistance. A factually informed plain language counter-narrative can be published immediately on any number of social media platforms. If you are a scholar who wants to learn how to write resistance, ask your institution to organize a blogging or ethnographic writing workshop. In my experience, these workshops produce very positive results, for they encourage specialized writers to step into the public sphere. Such participation can become a sustained way of writing resistance to dispute big lie narratives with powerful ethnographic counter narratives that can begin to lift the fog that is quickly obscuring our social vision. In the end The Big Lie builds a mythical social edifice that has no foundation. Writers of factual ethnographic counter-narratives know well that on the path of life "you cannot walk," as the Songhay people of Niger and Mali are fond of saying, "where there is no ground." -- 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 января, 22:40

Writing Resistance In The Age Of Trump

The terrifying Age of Trump has begun with the celebration of "alternative" facts, gag orders on civil servants, journalist harassment and arrests, the disappearance "inconvenient" government data on climate change, proposals to eliminate government departments that support inconvenient programs (for women and minorities) or produce "inconvenient" data that would not adhere to the "party" line. These opening moves are strands of a narrative that is being woven into a mythical reality designed to enable Mr. Trump to establish and maintain unrivaled personal power. These bold power moves underscore a prescient message from George Orwell's masterpiece, 1984, published in 1949 and once again on the bestseller list.. "Now I will tell you the answer to my question. It is this. The Party seeks power entirely for its own sake. We are not interested in the good of others; we are interested solely in power, pure power. What pure power means you will understand presently. We are different from the oligarchies of the past in that we know what we are doing. All the others, even those who resembled ourselves, were cowards and hypocrites. The German Nazis and the Russian Communists came very close to us in their methods, but they never had the courage to recognize their own motives. They pretended, perhaps they even believed, that they had seized power unwillingly and for a limited time, and that just around the corner there lay a paradise where human beings would be free and equal. We are not like that. We know that no one ever seizes power with the intention of relinquishing it. Power is not a means; it is an end. One does not establish a dictatorship in order to safeguard a revolution; one makes the revolution in order to establish the dictatorship. The object of persecution is persecution. The object of torture is torture. The object of power is power. Now you begin to understand me." That chilling passage from a great work of literature, of course, had real world roots and has real world ramifications. Orwellian empowerment depends in large measure upon the more chilling reality of "The Big Lie." In the words of Joseph Goebbels: "If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State." I wish I could suggest another scenario, but doesn't it seem like the Trump administration is playing a very dangerous game that will undermine what's left of our democracy and eviscerate long standing American values -- the value of civic debate, the necessity for a free and open press, institutional transparency, and respect for science and scientific truth? These longstanding bedrocks of American civil society are now under brutal attack They must be defended. There is no shortage of outcry about Trump's freedom-bashing moves. Journalists and scholars will spend much of their time refuting the scores of false claims that Trump and his surrogates have already made and will continue to make. I am confident that there will be a sustained critique in the press and on social media in which intelligent writers -- journalists, dissenting public officials and scholars will point out the dangers to be found on an authoritarian path littered with Trump's big lies. Sadly, such a critique is not likely to have much of an impact. You can't fight big lies with little truths. There is a way, however, to combat Trump's Big Lies is an effective way -- ethnography. At first glance this suggestion may seem silly or naïve. Here's why I think that ethnography, the description of social life as lived, could provide a powerful counter-narrative to Trump's incessant lying. Big Liars use misinformation and fear to create a master narrative of control -- a narrative in which "truth is the enemy of the State." Factual scientific refutation, which is usually expressed in the bloodless prose of scientific plain style, is no match for the hyperbole of Trump's mythic narrative. Ethnographic counter narratives, however, can be an effective response. In ethnographic narratives, writers (journalists, dissenting officials and scholars) describe the conditions of social spaces and places to tell the stories of a person or group of people. How will their lives be inalterably upended by Trump's proposed policies on health care, taxes, the environment, foreign policy or civil liberties? What are the human costs of living in a mythical world constructed of Big Lies? Put another way, ethnographic narrative dramatically links personal experience to larger social, political and economic issues. A continuous stream of well-crafted ethnographic narratives can have a powerful effect on general audiences of people who read blogs, listen to podcasts, or watch short and/or feature films on social platforms like YouTube or Vimeo. The ethnographic blog is perfectly suited to writing resistance. A factually informed plain language counter-narrative can be published immediately on any number of social media platforms. If you are a scholar who wants to learn how to write resistance, ask your institution to organize a blogging or ethnographic writing workshop. In my experience, these workshops produce very positive results, for they encourage specialized writers to step into the public sphere. Such participation can become a sustained way of writing resistance to dispute big lie narratives with powerful ethnographic counter narratives that can begin to lift the fog that is quickly obscuring our social vision. In the end The Big Lie builds a mythical social edifice that has no foundation. Writers of factual ethnographic counter-narratives know well that on the path of life "you cannot walk," as the Songhay people of Niger and Mali are fond of saying, "where there is no ground." -- 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 января, 18:44

WATCH: President Carter Shares One Of His 'Most Gratifying Moments'

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); This article is part of HuffPost’s Project Zero campaign, a yearlong series on neglected tropical diseases and efforts to fight them. Former President Jimmy Carter has dedicated the past three decades of his life to fighting diseases in poor countries ― and he’s not stopping anytime soon. In a recent interview with The Huffington Post, Carter explained the importance of working with diseases that affect some of the most vulnerable groups of people around the globe but that generally don’t get a ton of international attention. “These afflictions cause not only human suffering, but they also cause terrible blows to [countries] in economic status,” said Carter. “If a large portion of the population of a country cannot work or go to school, the whole country suffers.” On Jan. 11, his foundation, the Carter Center, announced a major victory: Guinea worm has been eliminated in Mali, thanks in part to the Carter Center’s programs.  This disease ― which largely affects poor populations in Africa and can cause 2- to 3-foot worms to grow in people’s bodies ― is close to being wiped out worldwide. There were just 25 reported cases of Guinea worm in three African countries last year, compared to 3.5 million cases across 21 countries in 1986, when the Carter Center first began fighting the disease. “We estimate that about 80 million people have not had a Guinea worm because of the Carter Center’s work alone,” the former president told HuffPost. “I would like to see Guinea worm completely eradicated before I die,” Carter said in 2015. “I’d like for the last Guinea worm to die before I do.”  During this effort to end Guinea worm, Carter has experienced outpourings of gratitude from people who live in areas that used to be heavily affected by the disease. In his interview with HuffPost, he recalled a visit he paid to villages in Nigeria where the Carter Center had made significant progress on the number of Guinea worm cases: “We went there one time in a big motorcade, and they turned children out from school that day, and some of the little grammar school kids had a big sign: ‘Watch out, Guinea worm! Here comes Jimmy Carter!’ I think that was one of the most gratifying moments of my life.” Guinea worm is one of 18 neglected tropical diseases, which affect more than 1 billion people in the poorest regions of the world, but are largely unknown elsewhere. Carter and his foundation have been working to end several of these diseases, including river blindness and elephantiasis. “They are horrible diseases that have been eliminated in the developed world,” Carter told HuffPost. “But in the poorest parts of the earth, they are quite debilitating.”   Watch the video above to learn more about President Carter’s efforts to combat neglected diseases worldwide. The Carter Center is a recipient of grants from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, which also funds this series. All content is editorially independent, with no influence or input from the foundation. If you’d like to contribute a post to the series, send an email to [email protected] And follow the conversation on social media by using the hashtag #ProjectZero. More stories like this: This Man Went Abroad And Brought Back A Disease Doctors Had Never Seen 18 Diseases The World Has Turned Its Back On How Disease Detectives Unearthed A Forgotten Drug To Fight A Lethal Illness A Parasite Attacked This Dad’s Brain And Destroyed His Family Volunteers With No Medical Training Are Fighting Diseases The World Ignores -- 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 января, 18:44

WATCH: President Carter Shares One Of His 'Most Gratifying Moments'

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); This article is part of HuffPost’s Project Zero campaign, a yearlong series on neglected tropical diseases and efforts to fight them. Former President Jimmy Carter has dedicated the past three decades of his life to fighting diseases in poor countries ― and he’s not stopping anytime soon. In a recent interview with The Huffington Post, Carter explained the importance of working with diseases that affect some of the most vulnerable groups of people around the globe but that generally don’t get a ton of international attention. “These afflictions cause not only human suffering, but they also cause terrible blows to [countries] in economic status,” said Carter. “If a large portion of the population of a country cannot work or go to school, the whole country suffers.” On Jan. 11, his foundation, the Carter Center, announced a major victory: Guinea worm has been eliminated in Mali, thanks in part to the Carter Center’s programs.  This disease ― which largely affects poor populations in Africa and can cause 2- to 3-foot worms to grow in people’s bodies ― is close to being wiped out worldwide. There were just 25 reported cases of Guinea worm in three African countries last year, compared to 3.5 million cases across 21 countries in 1986, when the Carter Center first began fighting the disease. “We estimate that about 80 million people have not had a Guinea worm because of the Carter Center’s work alone,” the former president told HuffPost. “I would like to see Guinea worm completely eradicated before I die,” Carter said in 2015. “I’d like for the last Guinea worm to die before I do.”  During this effort to end Guinea worm, Carter has experienced outpourings of gratitude from people who live in areas that used to be heavily affected by the disease. In his interview with HuffPost, he recalled a visit he paid to villages in Nigeria where the Carter Center had made significant progress on the number of Guinea worm cases: “We went there one time in a big motorcade, and they turned children out from school that day, and some of the little grammar school kids had a big sign: ‘Watch out, Guinea worm! Here comes Jimmy Carter!’ I think that was one of the most gratifying moments of my life.” Guinea worm is one of 18 neglected tropical diseases, which affect more than 1 billion people in the poorest regions of the world, but are largely unknown elsewhere. Carter and his foundation have been working to end several of these diseases, including river blindness and elephantiasis. “They are horrible diseases that have been eliminated in the developed world,” Carter told HuffPost. “But in the poorest parts of the earth, they are quite debilitating.”   Watch the video above to learn more about President Carter’s efforts to combat neglected diseases worldwide. The Carter Center is a recipient of grants from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, which also funds this series. All content is editorially independent, with no influence or input from the foundation. If you’d like to contribute a post to the series, send an email to [email protected] And follow the conversation on social media by using the hashtag #ProjectZero. More stories like this: This Man Went Abroad And Brought Back A Disease Doctors Had Never Seen 18 Diseases The World Has Turned Its Back On How Disease Detectives Unearthed A Forgotten Drug To Fight A Lethal Illness A Parasite Attacked This Dad’s Brain And Destroyed His Family Volunteers With No Medical Training Are Fighting Diseases The World Ignores -- 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.

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25 января, 11:33

ТВ-приставка Beelink SEA допускает установку 2,5-дюймового накопителя

Сетевые ретейлеры начали приём заказов на довольно любопытную телевизионную приставку под названием Beelink SEA, предлагающуюся по цене около 100 долларов США. В основу новинки положен процессор Realtek RTD1295 с четырьмя вычислительными ядрами Cortex-A53 (1,4 ГГц) и графическим ускорителем ARM Mali-T820 MP3. Объём оперативной памяти составляет 2 Гбайт. Есть встроенный флеш-модуль вместимостью 16 или 32 Гбайт и слот для карты microSD.

25 января, 11:08

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По сообщениям из Ниамея, Нигер, Мали и Буркина-Фасо приняли решение о создании смешанных сил безопасности в целях эффективной борьбы с актами терроризма. Об этом было объявлено на пресс-конференции по итогам 2-го специального заседания стран-членов Организации комплексного развития региона Липтако-Гурма, которое состоялось во вторник в столице Нигера Ниамее.

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25 января, 08:48

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Совет Безопасности ООН во вторник обнародовал заявление, в котором резко осудил нападение на лагерь Многопрофильной комплексной миссии ООН по стабилизации в Мали /МИНУСМА/, в результате которого погиб миротворец из Чада.

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25 января, 05:36

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В понедельник один из лагерей Многопрофильной комплексной миссии ООН по стабилизации в Мали /МИНУСМА/ подвергся нападению, один миротворец погиб, двое получили ранения.Об этом сообщил во вторник официальный представитель генерального секретаря ООН Стефан Дюжаррик.

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25 января, 04:24

СБ ООН призвал власти Мали расследовать нападения на миротворцев

Очередное нападение на миротворцев ООН произошло 23 января в регионе Кидаль

24 января, 22:11

Mali: Security Council, UN mission condemn attack on Kidal base that kills one 'blue helmet'

The United Nations Security Council and the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) today condemned an attack in the country's restive northern region of Kidal, which left one 'blue helmet' dead and two others seriously wounded.

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