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06 декабря, 05:10

Can Trump's Pick for Secretary of State Pass the "Togo Test"?

John Richard Cookson Politics, Americas Visiting one African state—or not—can reveal a lot about the diplomatic agenda. After a wide-ranging selection process, President-elect Donald Trump will reportedly name his secretary of state in the next week or so. As soon as America’s top diplomat is revealed, pundits will undoubtedly pillage through his past, looking for clues that may augur the country’s foreign policy future. There is, however, an even simpler way to determine how the likely sixty-ninth secretary of state will set his agenda: Does he plan to visit Togo or not? It is an odd question, but one which the sixty-seventh secretary of state answered easily. In January 2012, Secretary Hillary Clinton did visit Togo, the nation of seven million wedged between Ghana and Benin in West Africa. In the capital, Lomé, she toured the modernist, multimillion-dollar, Chinese-built presidential palace with President Faure Gnassingbé. As Clinton pointed out later, “No secretary of state had ever been to Togo before.” In fact, no secretary of state has ever been to as many countries as Clinton, before or since. Her successor, John Kerry, is at the moment a full twenty-one stops short of her total 112. To reach that record, Clinton had to visit a number of places usually skipped by U.S. secretaries of state. Between 2009 and 2013, her travels took her to the Cook Islands and Timor Leste, to Angola and Cote d'Ivoire, to Uzbekistan and Mongolia, and to Papua New Guinea and Uruguay. She visited Cape Verde a couple of times. Of course, the relevance of these countries to America’s immediate national interest is somewhere between nearly and entirely nonexistent. Nonetheless, there was intention behind this wild itinerary. Read full article

05 декабря, 00:00

ADB Loan to Improve Cook Islands' Disaster Resilience

ADB is providing a NZ$13.95 million (around $10 million) policy-based loan from its Ordinary Capital Resources to fund the Cook Islands Disaster Resilience Program to rapidly make available financing in the event of a disaster. 

21 ноября, 18:34

Iran And Russia Continue To Strengthen Oil Ties

Three Russian companies have signed contracts for oil field development with the National Iranian Oil Company, a senior NIOC manager told media. Gholam-Reza Manouchehri, deputy managing director of NIOC, said the companies were Lukoil, Tatneft, and Zarubezhneft. The contracts are the latest demonstration of the ever-closer ties between Moscow and Tehran, especially in energy. Since January, when most economic sanctions on Iran were lifted, the country has been in a rush to revive its energy industry, after four years of barely making ends meet.…

11 ноября, 17:20

Climate Change in the Classrooms

On 4 November, the Paris Climate Change Agreement came into force -- just three days before the official opening of the 22nd Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP22) in Marrakech, Morocco. The speed of this entry into force speaks to the urgency of the issues at stake. The name of the game is clear -- we need to move from paper to action as quickly as possible. Mitigating the impacts of climate change calls for new efforts to contain emissions and prevent further drastic consequences, which we have seen affecting women and men in societies across the world, including migrants and refugees. It calls also for a new focus on reducing vulnerabilities and building resilience. For this, we need greener economies, greener legislation, greener policies. But, most of all, to underpin all of these efforts, we need greener societies. To succeed, fundamentally, we need green citizens. This is why translating promises into reality must start in the classrooms. Education is the red thread tying together the Paris Agreement with the other historic agreement of 2015, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Education is a human right essential to individual dignity -- it is also the foundation on which to shape a sustainable future for all, and the planet. Sustainability calls for new ways of seeing the world, new ways of thinking, new ways of acting and behaving as global citizens. Only education can catalyse such deep change. This is why the Paris Agreement includes Article 12, calling for the promotion of climate-change education -- and the 2030 Agenda includes a comprehensive Sustainable Development Goal on education, with a specific target on education for sustainable development. Education is key to understanding climate change -- it is vital to learning to adapt and take action, for today's generation and tomorrow's. This calls for new approaches to education across the board -- to ensure learning is relevant and empowering. UNESCO's 2016 Global Education Monitoring Report examines education's potential to propel progress toward all of the new goals, along with the need for education systems to pay more attention to environmental concerns. The curricula of half the countries in the world still do not explicitly mention climate change or environmental sustainability in their content. This cannot go on. We need now political commitment by countries to put commitments into practice. COP22 will serve as the kick-off for the implementation of the Paris Agreement -- education should be included in national commitments, as well as Nationally Determined Contributions. At the same time, education sectors everywhere must be better prepared to support these efforts, through systemic reform. UNESCO is working to support Member States in bolstering capacities to meet commitments. With the UNFCCC, we have developed an instrument to guide Member States to implement the Climate Convention's Article 6 on education -- I will launch this guide at COP22 next week on 14 November, the thematic day on education. UNESCO is pulling out all the stops to back Governments in efforts to promote a smooth transition to green economies and resilient societies through education and training. We need "whole school" approaches, and education that empowers young people to become change agents themselves, to craft sustainable solutions at every level. This builds on a decade of UNESCO leading the United Nations Decade on Education for Sustainable Development (2005-2014) -- and the same spirit underpins our action today, to spearhead the Global Action Programme agreed to at the 2014 UNESCO World Conference on Education for Sustainable Development, held in Aichi-Nagoya, Japan. Examples abound of positive change. Costa Rica has a National Strategy on Climate Change that includes specific attention to education. Kenya's has developed a national action plan being rolled out across the country, in cooperation with UNESCO. The Cook Islands are actively committed to education for sustainable development and climate-change education, including through the Sandwatch Programme, supported by UNESCO. The Dominican Republic has placed priority on training teachers to address climate change in the classroom. The Kingdom of Morocco has longstanding leadership in integrating education for sustainable development in schools, universities, corporations, associations and society at large. This is embodied in the Government's eco-schools programme, educating students about positive ecological principles. All of this shows that sustainability -- true and lasting sustainability -- can only be achieved if individuals and societies change the way they think and act. And this can only begin in the minds of women and men. To move forward, we need new political will from every country, combined with resources and the reorienting of education systems. This is UNESCO's mission, and the message we are bringing to Morocco. This post is part of a series produced by The Huffington Post, in conjunction with the U.N.'s 22nd Conference of the Parties(COP22) in Morocco (Nov. 7-18), aka the climate-change conference. The series will put a spotlight on climate-change issues and the conference itself. To view the entire series, visit here. -- 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.

04 ноября, 18:25

Zika's Rapid Rise and the Limp Global Response Reveal Dire Global Health Challenges

With cases rising in Florida, Singapore, Vietnam and Trinidad and Tobago, the Zika virus pandemic is raising public concern in regions across the globe, including the U.S., where about 80 percent of Americans are aware of it but only 40 percent understand how it is actually transmitted. This raises a host of questions not only about the clinical and epidemiological scope of the outbreak, but also about the ability of citizens, public health authorities and politicians at all levels to adequately deal with it.  So far, the response has been slow and the challenge remains serious and unpredictable. We need to understand an organism that the director of the Centers for Disease Control’s division of vector-borne diseases called “the most complicated issue CDC has ever faced.” Zika is linked to the mosquito vector, which received a new lease on life about 5,000 years ago when water storage enabled mosquitos to live closer to people. Our knowledge of Zika starts in 1947 in Uganda when the virus was first cultured from a monkey. Surprisingly there were only 14 human cases identified until 2007 when the virus unexpectedly started rapidly moving through Southeast Asia and the Pacific, stopping in Indonesia, Micronesia, French Polynesia, the Cook Islands, New Caledonia and Easter Island before reaching northeastern Brazil and eventually every country in South America. The most complicated issue CDC has ever faced. Dr. Lyle Petersen, director of the Centers for Disease Control’s division of vector-borne diseases From Brazil it headed north to Central America and the southern United States. Puerto Rico was especially hard hit ― 25 percent of the population is estimated to have been infected. It quickly became apparent that there are two distinct strains: the Asian strain that produces complications like microcephaly in the Americas, and the African strain, which is possibly without significant complications and is seen mostly in Southeast Asia.  In mid-2015, global concerns finally heated up. The Pan American Health Organization issued its first alert for Brazil on May 7. But the CDC activated its emergency operations center only a full eight months later, at the end of January 2016. The World Health Organization declared a “public health emergency of international concern” on February 1. PHEICs have only ever been issued for Influenza H1N1, polio and Ebola. President Obama asked Congress for $1.8 billion to fight Zika a week later, setting off protracted political haggling. The House and the Senate finally passed a $1.1 billion bill to fund the government and the federal response to Zika on Sept. 28, a whopping 233 days after the first request was made. Why is Zika so different? It boils down to its unusual transmission and it’s complications. The transmission of Zika virus is primarily by the bite of the Aedes mosquito which, in the Western Hemisphere, is found as far north as Canada. We have also discovered that transmission is possible via semen, vaginal secretions, blood transfusion and maybe from person to person. Unlike influenza and colds, Zika is not transmissible by coughing, touching or sneezing. There are very unusual and severe complications from the virus attacking neural progenitor (originating) cells. This causes a variety of deformities in newborns including but not limited to microcephaly. It’s also been established that infected adults have about a 500 percent higher rate of Guillain-Barre syndrome, a serious progressive neuromuscular impairment. More subtle neurological complications that may not be apparent for years are suspected but not fully studied. From mice experiments we know that men might experience low testosterone levels and low sperm counts which could affect fertility by killing cells located at the barrier of the bloodstream and the testes. We now know that there are neonatal neurodevelopment effects besides microcephaly that are all now called “Congenital Zika Syndrome,” which covers a wider scope of fetal brain disruptions. The Zika virus is attracted to all neural and glia (supporting) brain cells, specifically radial glia cells. Zika has a stunning affinity for these cells, the progenitor cells of the developing fetal brain. These are the cells that give rise to nerve cells and other proliferating brain cells that serve as the scaffolding of the developing embryonic brain, enabling the migration of nerve cells to other parts of the brain during embryonic development. If you infect and lose these radial glial cells, the number of nerve cells is reduced and the supporting lattice structure is lost. For Zika to take hold in a community, a number of factors have to fit into place. Infected people must enter the area. An Aedes mosquito then has to bite the infected person when the virus is still in the person’s blood, typically during the first week of infection. All of South and Central America and about half the U.S. has these mosquitos. The infected mosquito then has to live long enough for the virus to multiply, and it has to bite another person. The cycle has to continue over and over again, along with sexual transmission, which is estimated to contribute only about 3 percent additional cases. Aedes mosquitos only have a range of up to 800 meters, so outbreaks separated by just a few miles are not caused by the same mosquitos. The biting Aedes mosquitos, all female, only live about 30 days. Once infected they stay infected for life, but their eggs can survive for up to eight months. Why are authorities so reluctant to act quickly? Why is there a sudden rise in cases? Inadequate public health response has been blamed for the rapid spread. But the Zika spread can’t be blamed entirely on inadequate public health measures, as seen in northeastern Brazil and Central America. Singapore and the U.S., with excellent public health systems, have not yet been able to fully contain transmission. Thus, other factors ― like host immunity, the genetics of the virus, a changing environment and mosquito adaptation ― might also play roles. The extremely high incidence of microcephaly, specifically in northeastern Brazil, has not been explained.  As cases keep increasing in the Americas and Southeast Asia, different strains of Zika virus have to be evaluated as more than merely routine re-emerging viral diseases. Emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases come along all the time. For example, varying strains of influenza occur every year and vary in both contagiousness and transmissibility. One worry is a repeat of the Spanish flu pandemic of 1918-1919 that resulted in approximately 50 million deaths worldwide.  Ebola sparked worldwide interest several years ago and eventually gave us about 25,000 cases, with a very high mortality in three countries in West Africa. We learned about unusual transmission via semen that had only been seen in the past with the related Marburg virus. Like Ebola, Zika is also transmitted by semen and, also like Ebola, has several strains with differing effects. As today with Zika, the slow international response to Ebola and national, misguided, self-serving, uneducated priorities were very apparent. The MERS and SARS viruses have had limited geographic distribution ― primarily in the Middle East and Korea for MERS and Southeast Asia and Canada for SARS ― but they carry a high mortality rate. And there is MERS concern every year at the Hajj pilgrimage when millions of Muslims converge on Mecca. Another concern is with so-called “super-spreaders” ― individuals that for unknown reasons spread the MERS and SARS viruses like wildfire before they are detected and quarantined.  All this presents many public policy challenges. In addition to the routine clinical and public health considerations given to all harmful emerging infections, for Zika there are socioeconomic, psychological and public policy issues that might actually predominate since 80 percent of those infected are asymptomatic. Policy issues such as abortion, birth control, changing prior inattention to the science of vector-borne infections, travel and tourism implications, constantly changing federal guidelines, confusion with related Chikungunya and dengue carried by the same mosquitos, the possible augmenting role of sentinel events such as the Olympics and the Hajj and appropriate timely funding from local, regional, national and international sources ― all this need to be addressed in a much more interconnected world. But why are authorities so reluctant to act quickly? In the U.S., this was due partly to a misunderstanding by policy-makers of the severity of the problem and attempts at political maneuvering. Other countries don’t want to disrupt tourism or abortion laws. Politics and science too often don’t mix, especially in a background of a general mistrust of science and leadership. What can and should be done? Just as we’ve done with antiretroviral medications for HIV, we need to speed up the process of drug and vaccine development. But with the decline in Ebola cases there was also a decline in vaccine manufacturer interest in investing hundreds of millions of dollars in a new product. Routine aerial spraying may not be effective since the mosquitos live in close proximity to homes and may be developing immunity to naled, the pesticide most commonly used. Naled is already banned in Europe and Puerto Rico. Naled aerial spraying disperses an ultra-low volume of less than 1 ounce per acre in tiny micron-sized droplets that are designed to get underneath bushes and leaves, where it breaks down quickly in the environment. After initial aerial spraying with naled, officials saw an encouraging drop in mosquito populations, but levels bounced back rapidly. Better education of the public, politicians, even scientists and public health officials is urgently needed. Surveillance systems and registries need to be set up and expanded not only to monitor human cases, but also to monitor the mosquitos and the clinical complications. How much of a game do we want to play with something so dangerous to humanity? In addition to more innovative countermeasures, we need better spraying techniques and enhanced surveillance. For example, officials saw mosquito levels plummet and remain low after they followed naled spraying with additional spraying of Bacillus thuringiensis israelensis, a bacterial strategy that attacks both adult mosquitoes and their larvae. Zika will need enhanced surveillance techniques utilizing, for example, innovative predictive modeling with interconnecting temperature profiles, air travel routes, Google trends and social media databases. Social networking was effective in the early tracking of H1N1 influenza during the 2009 outbreak, for example. We need to study the implications of genetic manipulation and engineering like introducing sterile male mosquitos. Only more research will enable us to understand the profound long-term neurological consequences like microcephaly, or more subtle ones not yet clinically identified. We need to understand the role of “antibody-dependent enhancement,” where a prior infection with dengue, for example, might exacerbate Zika infection or its complications. Prediction markets such as the Iowa Electronic Market and PredictIt at the Victoria University in New Zealand have been successfully utilized in areas ranging from political elections to influenza spread, but are limited in the U.S. by the Gaming Enforcement Act. The complex interactive roles of human immunity, the virus, the mosquito and the changing environment all need much more study. An emerging disease is only a flight and an incubation period away. Human populations are encroaching more and more in habitats where animals spread these viruses. Poverty gets hit hard. Social norms such as attitudes about abortion may be questioned. Political, social or economic decisions may predominate over scientific ones. The increasing population density in many third-world cities may cause an illness to spread more rapidly (Ebola), as does global travel (SARS and MERS) or natural disasters (cholera in Haiti). And climate change brings disease-spreading insects to new places (West Nile virus and malaria). How much of a game do we want to play with something so dangerous to humanity? There are too many unanswered clinical questions, many bizarre complications, an odd complex transmission pattern, delayed funding by a U.S. Congress playing political games and a very slow international response by a poorly funded WHO emergency response team. There is a need to re-evaluate many social questions, like abortion. Ever since the time of Hippocrates, the practice of medicine has been improving. But public health has only been studied for a few hundred years. Even with the accomplishments of giants like Paul Farmer and D.A. Henderson, we’re only at the very beginning of our understanding of what to do with very complex global health threats such as Zika, Ebola, MERS and influenza. But we have better and better tools to accomplish this. And with each encounter hopefully we learn more and more about handling the next big one. As Albert Einstein once said, “Out yonder there was this huge world, which exists independently of us human beings and which stands before us like a great, eternal riddle, at least partially accessible to our inspection and thinking.” -- 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.

28 октября, 14:56

Правнук святого Николая Симо, объехав 84 страны, вернулся в Вырицу. LifeDoc

Встретить свой юбилей на границе Конго и Габона с бокалом французского шампанского, пообщаться с крокодилом и слоном, а потом вернуться в родной деревянный дом в Ленобласти и растопить дровяную печь — примерно так выглядит счастье с точки зрения путешественника Александра Симо. Александр — правнук Николая Симо, расстрелянного в 1931 году новомученика. В перестройку предок Александра был канонизирован. Лайф побывал у путешественника дома, в Вырице, и узнал о его жизни.  — Мой прадед был другом Иоанна Кронштадтского, служил вместе с ним и был расстрелян в 1931 году. Была расстреляна фактически вся его семья. После перестройки он был канонизирован и теперь считается новомучеником. Он служил в Андреевском соборе, поэтому сейчас там есть его икона, с ней совершается крестный ход вокруг храма, — рассказывает Александр. Несмотря на наличие предка-великомученика, сам путешественник православным и даже верующим себя не считает:  — Я не верующий, даже не атеист, я не верю ни в одну из религий, в том числе даже и в атеизм. Всего за 50 лет своей жизни Александр Симо посетил 84 страны. И главной вещью, без которой в походах не обойтись, он считает гамак. — В Бразилии в дешёвых гостиницах нет кровати. Когда ты туда приходишь, на стенах висят два крюка. Туда надо прийти со своим гамаком и в нём уже, соответственно, ночевать. Точно так же и на кораблях. А если спрашиваешь "а где же здесь переночевать?", тебя спрашивают "а вы что, без своего гамака пришли? Ну, идите на берег, пока ещё не отчалили, где-нибудь купите!" — делится путешественник. Исколесив более 80 стран, Александр Симо решил наконец поселиться в Новой Зеландии вместе с женой. Там у него сейчас свой бизнес. Несмотря на это, он очень часто приезжает в Россию, в родной прадедовский дом в Вырице. Здесь у него не только воспоминания, но и коллекция сувениров со всего земного шара. — Я собираю свою коллекцию интересных вещей, которые привожу из разных стран мира. Есть тут и ракушки с островов Кука, и рыба-пиранья из Амазонки, правда чучело. Есть погремушка, сделанная из баобаба, — она с Мадагаскара. Песок из Сахары — чтобы можно было посмотреть на тёплый песок и подумать о том, что где-то в мире бывает тепло. Новозеландский камыш, бивень мамонта с новосибирских островов, покрывало из Эквадора. В Эквадоре есть такой небольшой рынок — "Отавало". На этот рынок съезжаются индейцы со всей страны и продают свои продукты: булочки, зерно и вот такие забавные покрывала. На них запечатлена вся жизнь индейской деревни. Среди необычных сувениров в вырицком доме Александра — исполинская шишка из Новой Зеландии.  — Растения в идеальном климате достигают совершенно невероятных размеров, — рассказал историю этого сувенира путешественник. — Например, вот такие в Новой Зеландии шишки. На самом деле это обычная калифорнийская сосна, просто посаженная в Новой Зеландии. А вот как выглядит идеальный день рождения с точки зрения заядлого путешественника: — В ноябре у меня был день рождения, мне было 50 лет, и я решил отметить его как-то по-особенному. Природа постаралась: в этот день было солнечное затмение в Центральной Африке. Это интересное место, я люблю джунгли, поэтому я решил туда поехать. Самое лучшее место для наблюдения затмения было на границе Конго и Габона. Я поехал туда ночевать с палаткой, никаких гостиниц. И у меня был сказочный день рождения: я ем мясо обезьяны, пью хорошее французское шампанское и по сотовому спутниковому телефону говорю с женой, — рассказал Александр Симо. Были у путешественника и своеобразные гости на юбилее: — Ко мне приходил крокодил. Я знаю, что крокодилы в Африке есть, но они не едят людей, потому что они маленькие. Я долго пытался ему объяснить, что меня нельзя здесь есть, еле-еле его отогнал. А утром меня разбудил слон.  В полюбившемся Александру Конго весьма любопытная культура:  — Ещё в Конго очень интересная тема — это маски. Это некий символ, который описывает жизненную ситуацию. Есть маска для семьи, есть маска-хотелка — если вы такую повесите, ваши желания должны сбыться. В Конго вообще очень интересная культура. Африканцы любят брать в жёны девушек из Конго — пигмеев. Потому что местной армии в случае нужды разрешено есть местных пигмеек.Дома в Вырице помимо африканских масок и пираний из Амазонки у Александра Симо есть и отечественные сувениры. Так, например, на одной из стен висит старинное колесо, которое путешественник сам нашёл в лесу. У этого колеса — особенно интересная история. — Здесь во время войны отступал 51-й Артиллерийский корпус из-под Луги, в болотах он был, к сожалению, уничтожен. Был приказ сохранить оружие, тяжёлые пушки, по карте была дорога. Но по факту оказалось, что здесь болото. Мало того что они застряли в этих болотах — скорость передвижения оказалась почти нулевой, так ещё они отлично простреливались немцами, в результате чего корпус погиб. Осталось это колесо, которое я нашёл в болотах, — решил, что его нужно вынести, чтобы люди могли его видеть.

25 октября, 13:00

Осел, марихуана, секс: самые странные изображения на деньгах

Чаще всего на банкноты и монеты попадают культовые достопримечательности или люди. Но некоторые страны проявили фантазию — и на свет появились купюры с обнаженными красотками, марихуаной, сексом, белочками и другими интересными картинками.

15 октября, 23:24

5 Unique Destinations That Don’t Require a Passport

Looking for a pristine tropical vacation without having to shell out money for a passport? Check out these 5 unique destinations.

22 сентября, 19:01

Disney pulls film costume amid ‘brown face’ anger

DISNEY yesterday withdrew a children’s Halloween costume depicting the tattooed Pacific demi-god Maui after critics accused the entertainment giant of promoting “brown face.” The full-body, zip-up costume,

21 сентября, 03:54

Россия и Вануату подписали соглашение об отмене виз

Глава Министерства иностранных дел (МИД) России Сергей Лавров на полях Генассамблеи ООН в Нью-Йорке встретился с представителями двенадцати государств южной части Тихого океана (ЮЧТО). По итогам встречи стороны подписали соглашение об отмене виз между Россией и тихоокеанским государством Вануату, а также план межмидовских консультаций с этой страной на 2017-2018 годы.Во встрече приняли участие представители Королевства Тонга, Папуа-Новой Гвинеи, Тувалу, Республики Островов Фиджи, островов Кука, Государства Самоа, Республики Маршалловы Острова, Федеративных Штатов Микронезии и Республики Палау, сообщает ТАСС.

21 сентября, 02:31

Россияне смогут ездить в Вануату без виз

Обе стороны во вторник на полях Генассамблеи ООН, которая проходит в Нью-Йорке, подписали соглашение об отмене виз.

20 сентября, 23:56

Подписано соглашение России и Вануату об отмене виз

Глава МИД России Сергей Лавров «на полях» Генассамблеи ООН в Нью-Йорке встретился с представителями 12 стран южной части Тихого океана. По итогам встречи Лавров и его коллега из Вануату подписали соглашение об отмене виз между двумя странами, а также план межмидовских консультаций на 2017-2018 годы. Кроме того, Россия и Науру подписали меморандум по рыболовству, передает РИА «Новости». Во встрече также приняли участие представители Тонга, Папуа - Новой Гвинеи, Тувалу, Фиджи, островов Кука, Самоа, Маршалловых Островов, Микронезии и Палау. Закладки:

17 августа, 16:41

Трое турецких военных погибли в результате столкновения кораблей в Босфоре

В результате столкновения в проливе Босфор судна береговой охраны с сухогрузом погибли трое турецких военнослужащих. Сразу после инцидента пролив был временно закрыт для прохода судов.

17 августа, 15:02

При столкновении судов в проливе Босфор в Турции погибло трое военных

Трое военных погибли из-за столкновения сухогруза и судна береговой охраны в проливе Босфор в Стамбуле. Об этом сообщает газета Cumhuriyet. Сухогруз под флагом Островов Кука, направлявшийся в Чёрное море, столкнулся с другим судном около 08:00 по местному времени. Судно береговой охраны перевернулось. По данным издания, один из военных скончался на месте происшествия, двое умерли от тяжёлых ран после госпитализации. Движение судов через пролив из-за инцидента приостанавливалось.

17 августа, 13:06

Транспортный коллапс на Босфоре: в проливе столкнулись два судна

В проливе Босфор столкнулись сухогруз и судно береговой охраны. Трое из шести сотрудников береговой охраны Турции спасены. Поиски еще троих продолжаются. Суда столкнулись у южного входа в пролив в 8 часов 40 минут по Москве 17 августа, отметил губернатор Стамбула Васип Шахин.

17 августа, 11:48

Движение через пролив Босфор приостановлено из-за столкновения судов

Движение судов через пролив Босфор в Турции приостановлено в среду из-за столкновения сухогруза и судна береговой охраны, сообщили в транспортной компании GAC. Сухогруз под флагом Островов Кука направлялся в Черное море. Столкновение произошло в 8.40 утра в южной части пролива, в результате судно береговой охраны опрокинулось, передает РИА «Новости» со ссылкой на Рейтер. Сообщается, что шесть человек пострадали, их доставили в больницу. В середине июля власти Турции закрывали пролив Босфор для прохода танкеров после неудавшейся попытки госпереворота. Закладки:

30 июля, 13:15

Twitter Hilariously Imagines Trump's Fake Intelligence Briefings

If intelligence officials did actually end up giving Donald Trump fake briefings, what would they say? Wonder no more. Twitter users are imagining how the discussion with the GOP presidential candidate would go via the #FakeTrumpIntelligenceBriefing hashtag. Journalist and humorist Nina L. Diamond started the fun on Friday night and it’s now trending worldwide. The discussions range from revealing inane facts about popular culture to clearing up possible confusions ― such as telling the former reality TV personality that the Cook Islands are not really where chefs are trained. Check out some of the best posts here: Martians live in a secret room in the White House. #FakeTrumpIntelligenceBriefing— Nina L. Diamond (@ninatypewriter) July 30, 2016 The NSA finally reveals to him the identity of who let the dogs out. #FakeTrumpIntelligenceBriefing— Juan (@jrivera64) July 30, 2016 Cook Islands is not where they train chefs. It's a place. #FakeTrumpIntelligenceBriefing— Fielding Mellish (@n64k) July 30, 2016 We still can't find Wilson. #FakeTrumpIntelligenceBriefing pic.twitter.com/Efyi0Pt0vM— Cameron Grant (@coolcam101) July 30, 2016 When people from all over the world are booing/laughing at you, that's a form of respect in their culture. #FakeTrumpIntelligenceBriefing— googergieger (@googergieger) July 30, 2016 Yes sir we know you are already very intelligent but this is different. #FakeTrumpIntelligenceBriefing— Pam Locker (@anditshard) July 30, 2016 @ninatypewriter Abraham Lincoln's ghost's Secret Service name is Casper. #FakeTrumpIntelligenceBriefing— Valerie Z (@TwitWittyVal) July 30, 2016 Trump was briefed on really how much wood can a woodchuck chuck. #FakeTrumpIntelligenceBriefing— Juan (@jrivera64) July 30, 2016 Watch every episode of The West Wing, tell him it was actually a top secret documentary about US shadow govt. #FakeTrumpIntelligenceBriefing— MNI, Highly Neurotic (@MenNeedIt) July 30, 2016 Sir, please don't take this as a compliment, but you are currently the most dangerous threat to the country.#FakeTrumpIntelligenceBriefing— Laura Silverman (@LJSilverman1) July 30, 2016 #FakeTrumpIntelligenceBriefing No you can not declare war via twitter. Someone explain the concept of twitter wars pic.twitter.com/EHM7z2mBjG— Heather Hardison (@muvipsycanalyst) July 30, 2016 #FakeTrumpIntelligenceBriefing Alex Jones is the brother of Tom Jones.— Steven Savage (@StevenSavage) July 30, 2016 Intelligence and Trump in the same sentence. Sounds fake enough already. #FakeTrumpIntelligenceBriefing— Jennifer (@Jenplaysflute) July 30, 2016 We have a secret air base filled with paper airplanes.#FakeTrumpIntelligenceBriefing— Nina L. Diamond (@ninatypewriter) July 30, 2016 Colonel Sanders in Kentucky has surrendered #FakeTrumpIntelligenceBriefing— Billie (@billiiethekidd) July 30, 2016 "The Dothraki prepare to cross the Narrow Sea. Winter is coming." #FakeTrumpIntelligenceBriefing— Will Mosher (@WilliamMosher) July 30, 2016 Organized group of radical thespians prepared to take over Globe. #FakeTrumpIntelligenceBriefing pic.twitter.com/uTN5kijqcL— Crutnacker (@Crutnacker) July 30, 2016 Editor’s note: Donald Trump regularly incites political violence and is a serial liar, rampant xenophobe, racist, misogynist and birther who has repeatedly pledged to ban all Muslims — 1.6 billion members of an entire religion — from entering the U.S. -- 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.

28 июля, 20:05

Why Tax Havens Are Political and Economic Disasters

Seeking prosperity through lax business and tax regulations leaves countries worse off.

28 июля, 20:05

Why Tax Havens Are Political and Economic Disasters

Seeking prosperity through lax business and tax regulations leaves countries worse off.