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28 марта, 14:41

Russians are drinking more coffee

Coffee sales are on the rise in Russia, growing by 1.2 percent in 2016 – according to data research company Nielsen. The trend represents a turnaround for the drink’s popularity in the country after sales fell by up to 0.5 percent in earlier years, RBK reports. According to Nielsen, while instant coffee dominates the market in terms of sales, demand for natural coffee (ground or beans) increased last year. Greater marketing activity is responsible for the spike, said Marina Lepenkova from Nielsen Russia. "This drink has become one of the most promoted categories in the past year," she added. Tea sales, both black and green, have fallen for the second year running. In 2015 they decreased by 4.4 percent,  and 4 percent in 2016.  The supermarket chain Dixie claims that some buyers who previously chose tea had switched to coffee. General director of the Russian Association of Tea and Coffee Producers, Ramaz Chanturia, notes that the drop in tea consumption might not only be due to the popularity of coffee, but also demand for hot herbal drinks. Read more: Jolting java! Russia emerges as an instant coffee powerhouse

28 марта, 14:19

Court cuts sentence of UK marine who killed injured militant

A British court on Tuesday shortened the sentence of a Royal Marine convicted of killing a wounded Taliban fighter in Afghanistan, meaning he will likely be released from prison within weeks.

28 марта, 14:12

No, Melania Trump Does Not Want To Wire You $20 Million

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); No matter what this ridiculous email says, Melania Trump is not sitting on $20 million for you ― or anybody else ― in the White House. According to the scam message that landed in inboxes like the one below last Wednesday, the first lady is just waiting for you to pay $180 to the West African Republic of Benin’s Federal Ministry of Finance before she’s authorized to release “your” funds: But apart from its obvious absurdity, there are several red flags worth mentioning — such as Trump’s supposed Japan-based email address and California area code telephone number. It also falsely suggests that Melania Trump is living in Washington, D.C., when she continues to reside at Trump Tower in New York City, and it doesn’t reveal how such a fortune came about. Replies to the email (which divert via a Yahoo address) and a message left on the number’s voicemail (that seemed to divert to another number) are yet to yield answers as to who’s behind this “419” scam ― which involves targets being promised generous returns if they pay certain fees upfront. A similar email recently requested $3 million to help a Nigerian astronaut stranded in space to get back to Earth. The reward? A healthy share of his $15 million salary. What could be more legit? Tina Fey, Alec Baldwin, Tom Hanks, Tracy Morgan, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Michael Moore, Padma Lakshmi and a whole host of other stars are teaming up for Stand for Rights: A Benefit for the ACLU. Donate now and join us at 7 p.m. Eastern on Friday, March 31 on Facebook Live. #standforrights2017  type=type=RelatedArticlesblockTitle=Related Coverage + articlesList=56498ce0e4b045bf3defc5f8,57bf0d59e4b0b01630dde600,57b7ea36e4b07d22cc383956,58096a17e4b0f8715789f855 -- 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 марта, 14:12

No, Melania Trump Does Not Want To Wire You $20 Million

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); No matter what this ridiculous email says, Melania Trump is not sitting on $20 million for you ― or anybody else ― in the White House. According to the scam message that landed in inboxes like the one below last Wednesday, the first lady is just waiting for you to pay $180 to the West African Republic of Benin’s Federal Ministry of Finance before she’s authorized to release “your” funds: But apart from its obvious absurdity, there are several red flags worth mentioning — such as Trump’s supposed Japan-based email address and California area code telephone number. It also falsely suggests that Melania Trump is living in Washington, D.C., when she continues to reside at Trump Tower in New York City, and it doesn’t reveal how such a fortune came about. Replies to the email (which divert via a Yahoo address) and a message left on the number’s voicemail (that seemed to divert to another number) are yet to yield answers as to who’s behind this “419” scam ― which involves targets being promised generous returns if they pay certain fees upfront. A similar email recently requested $3 million to help a Nigerian astronaut stranded in space to get back to Earth. The reward? A healthy share of his $15 million salary. What could be more legit? Tina Fey, Alec Baldwin, Tom Hanks, Tracy Morgan, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Michael Moore, Padma Lakshmi and a whole host of other stars are teaming up for Stand for Rights: A Benefit for the ACLU. Donate now and join us at 7 p.m. Eastern on Friday, March 31 on Facebook Live. #standforrights2017  type=type=RelatedArticlesblockTitle=Related Coverage + articlesList=56498ce0e4b045bf3defc5f8,57bf0d59e4b0b01630dde600,57b7ea36e4b07d22cc383956,58096a17e4b0f8715789f855 -- 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 марта, 14:10

Rape fantasy Elle isn’t a five-star masterpiece – it’s sick | Bidisha

Paul Verhoeven’s new film is basking in critical adoration, but by suggesting that women long to be raped it’s a slap in the face for survivorsRape apologists: do you like the cinema? Have you always suspected women secretly want to be stalked, brutalised and raped? And that the biggest woman-haters on the planet are not men, but women themselves? Then brace yourselves for a celluloid treat.The film Elle opened in the UK two weeks ago and has received rapturous praise, trailing five-star reviews and an Oscar nomination for its star, Isabelle Huppert, who is “utterly arresting” (Peter Bradshaw in the Guardian), “exhilarating … bottomlessly impressive” (Robbie Collin in the Telegraph) and has an “astonishing, almost terrifying talent” (AO Scott in the New York Times). Continue reading...

28 марта, 14:09

These 10 Companies Will Help Put Your Money to Work

Ready to start putting your money to work, but don't have a lot to work with? Anybody can start investing -- here are some platforms perfect for beginners.

28 марта, 14:03

Republicans Are About To Kill Rules Banning Internet Providers From Sharing Your Web History

WASHINGTON ― The Republican-led Congress is jamming through a measure to overturn the Obama administration’s rules that would have banned telecom and cable companies from sharing customers’ personal information, including web browsing history, without their consent.   The House is expected to vote on the bill on Tuesday. Its companion passed the Senate last week on a 50-48 vote, largely on party lines. If the House passes the bill and President Donald Trump signs it into law, internet service providers will win a regulatory victory. But advocates say consumers can kiss network privacy goodbye. “ISPs will be able to sell your personal information to the highest bidder...and they won’t have any real obligation to keep your personal information secure, either,” said Gigi Sohn, who served as counselor to former Federal Communications Commission chairman Tom Wheeler from November 2013 to December 2016. The FCC adopted rules last October that required companies like Comcast and Verizon to get their customers’ explicit permission before they could share “sensitive” data like Social Security numbers, information pertaining to children, or health information. Under the rules — which are not yet in effect — companies also had to tell customers and law enforcement if a potentially harmful data breach occurred. (Verizon is the parent company of The Huffington Post.) The bill uses the Congressional Review Act, which allows lawmakers to undo any regulation within 60 days of its finalization, while also barring agencies from writing a “substantially” similar rule after the original one has been overturned. That means there’s a chance the FCC might be banned from regulating ISP privacy issues in the future, said David Segal, executive director of Demand Progress, a grassroots group. Trump ran a populist campaign, but his vision for the FCC, a government agency that is supposed to protect consumers from predatory telecom and cable companies, is shaping up to be the opposite, consumer advocates say. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai has also opposed the Obama administration’s privacy rules as commissioner. The rules drew concern from staff of the bureau of consumer protection at the Federal Trade Commission when they were proposed. They noted that the rules “would impose a number of specific requirements ... that would not generally apply to other services that collect and use significant amount of consumer data. This outcome is not optimal.” Internet service providers say it’s not fair that they have to be subject to regulations that tech giants like Facebook and Google, which the FTC oversees, don’t have to follow. Republicans have argued in favor of a privacy framework based on the FTC’s approach. But the rules by that agency moderate industry behavior after harm occurs, according to Sohn — while the FCC’s regulations have the power to protect consumers before they are harmed. Advocates, as well as Democrats, say that it doesn’t make sense to regulate an ISP ― which has access to everything a person does online ― like Google, which only sees some of a person’s internet traffic. As a consumer, “if I don’t like the practices of Google, I can go to Bing; if I don’t like the practices of Bing, I can go to Firefox,” Wheeler told The Huffington Post. “But if I don’t like the practice of my network provider, I’m out of luck,” the former FCC chairman added. He said that “consumers have entered into a business relationship with ISPs that ISPs are now seeking to change ... [but] it’s not their information, it’s the consumers’ information. Overturning the rules would be a win for the 21st Century Privacy Coalition, a group that former Federal Trade Commission chairman Jon Leibowitz leads, which has spent millions of dollars on lobbying in the past few years and is backed by telecom companies. “I can’t tell you [the bill] is not repealing privacy regulations, it’s a pretty blunt instrument of repeal, CRA” Leibowitz told the HuffPost. But he said, “in a very partisan Washington, where often the only choices are binary, the FCC passed a very flawed regulation, one that was criticized by the FTC, my former agency.”  He argued that if the bill is enacted, the FCC can still continue to protect privacy, and can write another rule, “if that rule takes a different approach.” When asked whether he thought a repeal would improve privacy for consumers, he said only that the proposed rule will “increase costs to consumers and reduce choices, and reduce competition for privacy.” But consumer advocates aren’t buying it. “It’s special interest lobbying as usual,” said Jeff Chester, executive director of the Center for Digital Democracy. Segal of Demand Progress said, “these companies are just trying to exploit consumers’ data towards ends of private profit.” The bill is expected to pass, but its critics aren’t giving up hope. As of Monday, the Congressional Progressive Caucus, said it was opposed to the measure and would be pushing for Congress members to vote against it. The office of Rep. Mark Pocan (D-Wis.), first vice chair of that caucus, also noted that they had received a fair amount of calls and emails in opposition to removing the rule. “Considering how much access providers already have to highly sensitive data, it is absolutely unacceptable for them to monetize personal information,” Pocan said. -- 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 марта, 14:00

NEWS YOU CAN USE: How Not To Die From Loneliness. Isolation is deadly. So why aren’t we doing …

NEWS YOU CAN USE: How Not To Die From Loneliness. Isolation is deadly. So why aren’t we doing anything about it? For starters, there’s a stigma against admitting loneliness, especially for men, and there’s a whole other taboo against openly wanting to make new friends. We celebrate lifelong friendships and treat the friends we make […]

28 марта, 12:56

U.N.'s Zeid says Iraq must avoid civilian deaths in west Mosul

GENEVA (Reuters) - At least 307 civilians have been killed and 273 wounded in western Mosul since Feb 17 as Islamic State fighters herd people into booby-trapped buildings as human shields and fires on those who flee, the United Nations human rights chief said on Tuesday.

28 марта, 12:45

Trump's Defense Splurge Won't Trickle Down To Working Soldiers

So, that happened. This week, Neil Gorsuch made his Senate confirmation hearing debut as President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee. And he came to D.C. with a long and concerning history of putting his finger on the scales of justice in favor of entrenched monopolies of money and power. What’s really at stake here is your money, and we’re joined by law professor Zephyr Teachout to explain what you stand to lose if Gorsuch is confirmed. Meanwhile, Trump has promised to boost the military budget, bringing a considerable amount of your tax dollars into a Pentagon that already hardly wants for cash. But with all this money sluicing through the system, it might surprise you to learn how little of it makes it down to the grunts who do all the hard work, and whose lives are much more frequently on the line than Washington’s dizzying array of defense contractors. We’ll take a look at the working-class military, with Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist David Wood. Finally, we have a real cops-and-robbers caper to share with you today, but it’s not something out of “Law And Order.” Unless, of course, there’s a “Law And Order: Special Financial Victims Unit” that we’ve not heard of. It involves insider trading, the biggest hedge fund in the world, and a guy whose idea of fine art is a dead shark in a formaldehyde tank ― and you can read all about it in a new book called Black Edge: Insider Information, Dirty Money, and the Quest to Bring Down the Most Wanted Man on Wall Street. Author Sheelah Kolhatkar is joining us to talk about it. “So That Happened” is hosted by Jason Linkins, Zach Carter and Arthur Delaney and produced by Zach Young. Send us an email at [email protected] To listen to this podcast later, download our show on iTunes. While you’re there, please subscribe to, rate and review our show. Check out other HuffPost podcasts on iTunes here.You can also find us on Google Play Music, RadioPublic, or Acast. Want more witty and informative political banter in your life? Sign up for our Politics email and find out how Trump and his new administration will impact you. -- 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 марта, 12:45

Welcome To The Private Evangelical School Of Betsy DeVos' Dreams

It takes more than just a solid resume and stellar references to get hired at The Potter’s House, a school in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The job application also requires prospective teachers to sign and accept a statement of faith. “We believe that the world was perfect at creation, but sin intervened, severing all people’s perfect relationship with God and bringing consequences on every object and institution within the creation,” the statement reads, in part.   The Potter’s House is a private school that is “evangelical in nature” and reportedly teaches creationism alongside evolution. It’s also the type of school that Betsy DeVos, the education secretary, apparently believes can level the playing field in educational inequality. The nondenominational Potter’s House makes a special effort to serve students of all races and income levels.  DeVos has been deeply involved with The Potter’s House for years ― as a donor, volunteer and board member. She has mentioned the school by name in speeches and interviews, saying schools like The Potter’s House have given “kids the chance to succeed and thrive” and that the institution inspired her to advocate for education-related causes.  Early signs indicate that DeVos will help make it easier for kids to attend similar private, religious schools. President Donald Trump’s budget proposal sets aside $250 million for a “new private school choice program” ― something DeVos said in a statement would place “power in the hands of parents and families to choose schools that are best for their children.” Critics of the education secretary say they fear her commitment to religious education will come at the expense of traditional public schools and eventually recede the separation between church and state. A closer look at The Potter’s House may not alleviate these concerns.   As far as I know going back, they presented the creation story. Reggie Smith, father of The Potter’s House students The school, which serves students in pre-K through 12th grade, centers its instructions and culture around Jesus Christ and God.  “Since God is the center of reality, the Bible will be taught as having significance in all areas of life,” reads a “philosophy statement agreement” that parents of students are required to sign. The school’s handbook says all students must take Bible classes, attend morning prayers and follow a strict dress code. Science instructors teach both creationism and evolution, according to two parents of children who are currently attending or have attended the school. “As far as I know going back, they presented the creation story, but also talked about how evolution was another theory in how people thought about the world and how they thought the world was created,” said Reggie Smith, a pastor whose three daughters previously attended the school. “It was pretty balanced to me, even though they were coming from a Christian perspective.” Some nonacademic classes are taught by teachers from the nearby Grand Rapids Public Schools district, according to Mary Bouwense, president of the Grand Rapids Education Association. But instructors who want to work directly for the school must prove their commitment to Christianity, both by signing the statement of faith and by answering application questions such as: “Which Christian disciplines do you consider especially important for a follower of Jesus in today’s culture?” Such emphasis on religion is not unusual for a Christian school with evangelical roots. What is notable is the strong connection that a sitting education secretary, who is tasked with shaping policy to improve the nation’s public schools, has to such an institution. The Dick and Betsy DeVos Family Foundation donated over $2 million to the school between 2001 and 2013, according to tax filings. And DeVos herself was a member of the school’s advisory board from 1994 to 2016, according to her website. The school’s leadership team has involved a number of other conservative heavy-hitters, including J.C. Huizenga, who is listed on the school’s website as a foundation board member. Huizenga founded a for-profit charter school chain, and was included in the 2014 membership directory for the Council for National Policy ― which the Southern Poverty Law Center refers to as a secretive group “where mainstream conservatives and extremists mix.” White House chief strategist Steve Bannon and counselor to the president Kellyanne Conway have also been involved with the group. The Council for National Policy produced a document earlier this year in which it called on DeVos to restore religious education and implement Bible classes in public schools, according to The Washington Post. DeVos reportedly did not receive the document and therefore would not comment on it. The Potter’s House, which is located in an area where many Latino families live, is more racially and socioeconomically diverse than many private schools. Tuition rates are determined by a formula based on a family’s income, making it affordable to many low-income families. Eighty percent of students in 2013 received some degree of scholarship money, according to a report the school submitted to AdvancED, a nonprofit that accredits schools.  It’s an anomaly in an area where private schools tend to attract white, upper middle-class families, said Sarah Boonstra, who has two daughters attending the school. The school’s commitment to diversity and social justice is partly what motivated her to send her children there, she said.  And despite its Christian-centric classes, The Potter’s House doesn’t pressure students or parents to participate in any specific faith-based activities outside school hours, Boonstra said. The school also doesn’t just cater to Republican families, she added, noting that Gary Johnson won a mock election among eighth-graders last year.  “I want people to know there are a variety of parents who choose to do this,” said Boonstra, a former lawyer who now nannies for a local family. “When you’re in an area like Grand Rapids, which can be pretty white especially in some of the Christian areas, it was important that my kids be exposed to a broader cross-section of society.” The school’s superintendent, John Booy, has said in various interviews with Michigan-based news outlets that he intentionally designed the school to promote this type of diversity. Booy did not respond to requests for comment for this story. However, Booy has previously praised DeVos’ involvement with the school, as well as her commitment to children and education.   “She’s always thinking about what is the best way to educate kids in the 21st century, and are we locked into models that have perhaps become somewhat outdated?” he said in an interview with Bloomberg.  Both Boonstra and Smith said they don’t know DeVos personally and are grateful for her involvement in the school. But they also said they strongly believe in the mission of public education. “That is a concern, that public schools aren’t going to get enough attention in west Michigan. It may shift in one way. My hope is that would not be the case because I don’t think it’s either/or; I think it’s both/and,” Smith said. “My prayer is that Betsy will be working for both.” -- 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 марта, 12:45

Inmate's Death In A Hot Shower Is Ruled An Accident. But Documents 'Raise Problems.'

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); The June 2012 death of Darren Rainey, an inmate at the Dade Correctional Institution in South Florida, attracted national attention after other inmates claimed he was burned like “a boiled lobster” after about two hours in a shower that guards had modified to punish prisoners. A Florida prosecutor issued a 101-page report earlier this month that cleared guards of any wrongdoing in Rainey’s death. The prosecutor, Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle, called Rainey’s death an accident resulting from his schizophrenia and heart disease and from confinement in the shower room. But a trove of official documents reviewed by The Huffington Post indicates that some information from police, the prison and emergency services was not included in the prosecutor’s final report, which raises questions about the circumstances surrounding Rainey’s death. A review of the documents was permitted by a person with close access to the investigation who asked not to be identified sharing non-public information.  Numerous official photos taken of Rainey’s body several hours after he died were also reviewed by HuffPost. The images reveal extreme damage to his skin, with wounds over his entire body and significant sections of skin missing, exposing red and white tissue and, in some areas, what appear to be blood vessels. A medical examiner who has reviewed the Rainey autopsy and to whom HuffPost described the information contained in the records says the cause of death as stated doesn’t make sense. (HuffPost was not given permission to copy or share the actual documents.) Some of the information in the records HuffPost reviewed has been referenced in court records or the reporting of The Miami Herald’s Julie Brown, who has followed the case for years. Here’s what we found in comparing the information from the documents and photos to the prosecutor’s report. The prosecutor’s report omits that the water was too hot for an investigator’s skin. One record, dated Sept. 10, 2014, contains the transcript of an interview with Capt. Darlene Dixon, the environmental health and safety officer at the prison, who, two days after Rainey’s death, was ordered to check the shower’s water temperature by Warden Jerry Cummings. (Cummings was fired two years after Rainey’s death and after another inmate died.)  The shower didn’t have working water controls in the room, and the water didn’t spray from a shower head. It had been rigged to use water taps in an adjacent janitorial closet, where piping that carried hot and cold water from the faucet went up the shared wall, through the wall and into the shower room. Dixon told investigators about her first attempt to test the water in the shower room. After the prison officer who accompanied her turned on the hot water from inside the janitorial closet, the water hit the wall of the shower and splashed “on her hand, and was hurting her because it was too hot,” according to an interview report reviewed by HuffPost. Steam “appeared in the shower within a few minutes of turning on the hot water,” Dixon said, according to the report of her interview with Miami-Dade police Det. Wilbert Sanchez, the lead investigator. But these details do not appear in the prosecutor’s report. It describes Dixon taking the temperature only at the tap, which, according to the original investigative interview, was actually her second attempt to test the water. At the hot water tap in the janitor’s closet, using a meat thermometer borrowed from the prison’s food services department because her digital thermometer was broken, the water registered 160 degrees ― 40 degrees higher than the maximum mandated temperature setting for hot water in the prison, the prosecutor’s report says. Most adults will suffer third-degree burns if exposed to water hotter than 150 degrees for even a few seconds. First-degree burns cause redness, second-degree burns create swelling and blistering and third-degree burns go through the skin to deeper tissues, according to WebMD. The prosecutor’s report highlights the county medical examiner’s conclusion that Rainey wasn’t burned. But a paramedic noted skin burns in his report. A medic’s record reviewed by HuffPost from the night Rainey died indicates that he suffered burns despite the county medical examiner’s conclusion in the prosecutor’s report that he did not. Lt. Alexander Lopez, a firefighter and paramedic with Miami-Dade Fire Rescue, reported that he examined Rainey’s body about 50 minutes after he was found dead on the shower floor “with 2nd and 3rd degree burns on approximately 30 percent of his body.” Also, Lopez notes that CPR was administered to Rainey and that when he arrived his body was “cool” to the touch. Rainey could have been dead up to 30 minutes before his body was discovered, according to the prosecutor’s report. The report notes the CPR Rainey received and Lopez’s view that Rainey’s body was “cool” but omits the skin burn information. Instead, the report suggests that Lopez believed what he saw were “burns and/or skin slippage,” the report reads. The prosecutor’s report says a nurse failed to take Rainey’s body temperature. But in her original report, she noted that she had and it registered nearly 105 degrees. An emergency room record from the Florida Department of Corrections dated the night of Rainey’s death also notes substantial burns on Rainey’s body. Britney Wilson, who worked at Dade Correctional Institution as a licensed practical nurse, writes in her report, which indicates she examined Rainey’s body 10 minutes after it was discovered, that he was found with “1st degree burns to 90% of his body” and that his skin was “hot/warm” to the touch. She also notes that she took his “tympanic” body temperature (via his ear), and it was 104.9 degrees. (A body temperature above 103 is considered dangerous, according to the Mayo Clinic.) These details are largely omitted from the prosecutor’s memo, which indicates only that Wilson observed that Rainey’s skin “appeared red and wrinkled,” that she told a 911 operator that “Rainey’s body appeared to be burned” and that she “noticed some skin slippage.” The most notable inconsistency is that the memo says Wilson tried  “unsuccessfully” to take Rainey’s temperature. Photos of Rainey’s body and indications of thermometer readings suggest his body temperature was “much higher than normal when he died,” a top pathologist says. HuffPost also examined about 10 images of Rainey’s body taken by county officials about 12 hours after he was discovered dead. The disturbing images show severe wounds on numerous sections of Rainey’s skin. Entire swaths of skin and, in places, what appear to be multiple layers are either missing, bunched up at the edges of wounds or hanging loosely at the edges of wounds. Some wounds are a deep red, with blood vessels clearly visible. Other wounds expose underlying tissue. Rainey’s chest and back appear to be the most severely damaged. His chest wound exposes a dark red layer of tissue from his neck to mid-abdomen. White tissue is exposed on his entire upper and mid-back with some red splotches throughout the large exposed area. The skin on his left arm appears severely wounded, with deep red and white tissue exposed as well as sections of blood vessels. Rainey had a tattoo on his upper left arm, under his shoulder, which is nearly indecipherable because it appears that several layers of skin are missing. Rainey’s legs show wounds on his thighs, shins and calves. Multiple skin wounds are visible on his forehead, cheeks, ears, neck and nose, with what appears to be the deepest wound on the bridge of his nose, where white and red tissue is exposed. One image shows a rectal thermometer reading of about 94 degrees ― the temperature of his body believed to have been taken the morning after his death. The photos and the temperature reading were described to Dr. Michael Baden, a nationally recognized forensic pathologist known for his work on many high-profile deaths, including the private autopsy conducted on Michael Brown, the unarmed black teenager killed by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, and for his work on HBO’s “Autopsy” series. Baden explained that the 94 degree temperature may be unusual. “This temperature would indicate, if the photos were taken about 10 or 12 hours after he died, that his body temperature was much higher than normal when he died,” Baden said. He explained that when a person dies, body temperature drops about 1.5 degrees every hour, on average, depending on the temperature of the environment the body is kept in. If a person dies in a 70 degree room, 10 hours later, pathologists would expect the body temperature to have dropped about 15 degrees. And that would speed up if the body was placed in a cold environment or slow down in a warm one. Although it’s not clear if Rainey’s body was put into refrigeration in the medical examiner’s office before these photos were taken, that would be a standard procedure, Baden said. That means that if Rainey’s body temperature was still 94 degrees roughly 12 hours after he died, his body temperature may have been as high as 109 degrees when he died. In the Rainey autopsy report, Miami-Dade medical examiner Dr. Emma Lew notes that Rainey’s rectal temperature is at 94 degrees 12 hours after death. That, coupled with a 102 degree temperature taken by a second nurse after he was found dead, does indicate that Rainey “had an elevated body temperature at the time of death,” Lew notes. However, because it remains unknown what Rainey’s body temperature was when he first entered the shower room, Lew doesn’t conclude that it was the hot shower water that caused Rainey’s increased body temperature. Rainey had defecated in his cell and had smeared feces on himself, his cell and bedsheets, which is why he was taken to the shower, the prosecutor’s report said. Lew writes that it cannot be ruled out that Rainey’s high temperature may have been associated with a “psychotic episode which prompted him to smear feces on his body.” The medical examiner’s opinion in the prosecutor’s report cites causes of death that “raise problems,” a forensic pathologist says. Baden, who has examined Rainey’s official autopsy report but who did not examine any of the documents or photos that HuffPost reviewed, also questioned the stated cause of death. Baden says it “raises problems.” “Number one, schizophrenia is a disease; it isn’t a cause of death. Schizophrenia is not a cause of sudden death,” Baden said. Secondly, Baden explained, according to the autopsy report, Rainey’s heart disease is “minimal” and his “heart is not remarkable for a 50-year-old person.” Lastly, Baden said, the indication that confinement in the shower also contributed to his death “does not make sense.” “That wouldn’t cause death itself,” Baden said. “People don’t die in confined spaces unless there’s something else happening. The only way you really die in a confined space is if you use up all the oxygen.” Baden also questions the notion that the death was accidental. “What is being described is a natural death,” Baden said. “Even if it were schizophrenia and it was heart disease, why then is it an accident? Because of the confined space? No. The cause of death as indicated does not appear to me to be consistent with the autopsy findings.” “Skin slippage” doesn’t explain the state of Rainey’s body, a pathology expert says. Rainey’s skin wounds, described as “skin slippage” by Dr. Lew, were the result of normal post-mortem decomposition, “exposure to a warm, moist environment” and friction or pressure placed on his body by medics or prison officials who were trying to revive him or when they moved his body. Baden also questions this conclusion. “Skin slippage can occur in decomposition, but not in a matter of hours. That doesn’t make sense either that there’d be skin slippage of any kind at this point after his death,” Baden said. “The circumstances I’m aware of along with the autopsy report would indicate the cause of death is not accurate and that he died of the heat, the hot water that he was placed under. The cause of death as attributed does not make sense.” Prosecutors disregarded the testimony of multiple inmates because they say it was inconsistent. Multiple inmates claimed that the shower had been used to punish uncooperative inmates, the prosecutor report noted. Some inmates said that they saw Rainey’s lifeless body carried out of the shower and that his skin appeared to be peeling off his body and was red in some sections. One inmate claimed Rainey looked like a “boiled lobster.” Other inmates said they could hear Rainey screaming in the shower for several minutes. One inmate, Harold Hempstead, who worked as an orderly in the mental ward building of the prison that Rainey was housed in on the night he died, said he heard Rainey cry out, “I’m sorry,” “I won’t do it anymore” and “I can’t take it no more,” until the inmate “heard a fall,” according to the prosecutor’s report. The prosecutor’s office ultimately found the inmates’ allegations not credible. They said Hempstead’s timeline of events did not match that of prison surveillance video from the night Rainey died and said he couldn’t have seen some of things he claimed to have seen. Prosecutors also suggested that other inmates’ allegations may have been influenced by meetings with Hempstead. The prosecutors concluded that there was no evidence that the shower had ever been used for punishment and that the shower Rainey was placed in was neither “dangerous nor unsafe.” Lew, the medical examiner, ultimately concluded that claims that temperatures inside the shower room were “excessively high” were unsubstantiated. She dismissed reports that the water temperature was 160 degrees and said that there was no evidence Rainey had actually suffered any burns to his body at all. Lew said that people with schizophrenia can have an “impaired ability to compensate for heat stress” and that, coupled with a medication he was taking to help with his mental illness, it could have contributed to Rainey suffering from hyperthermia in the shower and a “pre-disposition to sudden cardiac arrest.” When contacted about the documents and photos reviewed by HuffPost, Ed Griffith, public information officer for the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office, said that in the course of its investigation into the incident, the office “amassed a large volume” of materials and as such it would not be possible to include every detail in their report. “The contradictions and inconsistencies contained within the materials are part of the reason for the prolonged consideration,” Griffith said. When asked about the water temperature in the shower room that “hurt” the skin of Dixon, the prison health and safety inspector, Griffith explained that Dixon tested the hot water two days after Rainey’s death, which “would not be determinative evidence of the water temperature two days earlier.” With regard to the medic’s report describing “2nd and 3rd degree burns on approximately 30 percent of his body,” Griffith said that those details were a “recounting” of what others at the scene of Rainey’s death told him when he arrived and does not reflect “an independent medical evaluation.” Griffith provided HuffPost with Lopez’s sworn testimony about what he saw the night of Rainey’s death and the contents of his report. Lopez says that the description of Rainey’s body on the front page of his report was what he was told by prison staffers. In his testimony, he added that he saw “what appeared to be burns,” but when asked if what he observed could have been “skin slippage,” Lopez says, “it could have been.” “The amount of slippage, about 30%, is not inconsistent with the photos,” Griffith added. He also said that the slippage did not begin until Rainey’s “skin was touched in efforts to provide medical assistance” and that three prison nurses noted that Rainey’s skin appeared to be intact while he was still on the floor of the shower. Initially, Griffith explained that skin was displaced when Rainey was picked up and carried to the stretcher. Then more skin was displaced on his chest and back while CPR was performed for about 45 minutes. Regarding nurse Wilson’s report about a nearly 105 degree temperature measured from Rainey’s ear, Griffith referred to Wilson’s sworn testimony, which he also provided to HuffPost, in which she does not mention the ear temperature reading. Instead, she says she tried to take Rainey’s temperature with a digital thermometer under his arm and rectally but both attempts resulted in an “error” readout on the thermometer. Regarding Rainey’s body temperature at death, Griffith said “there definitely was an elevated body temperature.” But attempting to explain that temperature, “in the absence of burns, is one of the reasons the case evaluation was prolonged.” Griffith said his office ruled out the water causing Rainey’s raised body temperature “because of the medical evidence and witnesses.” Lew, responding to Braden’s remarks that Rainey’s body temperature was likely higher than normal when he died, told HuffPost she doesn’t disagree with his point. On his remarks on Rainey’s cause of death not making sense, Lew said, “Dr. Baden is an expert. Experts are allowed to give their opinions.” Responding to Baden’s remarks on skin slippage, she said simply, “It is Dr. Baden’s opinion.” The Miami-Dade Police Department did not respond to multiple requests for comment. Milton Grimes, attorney for the Rainey family, said he could not comment specifically on the documents and photos reviewed by HuffPost but did say he has seen inconsistencies in the report when compared against other materials. “I can say that a lot of statements in the report are inaccurate based on the discovery we have received. I am confused and troubled by what I’ve seen,” Grimes said and added that there are “important, pertinent and relevant facts” that were left out of the prosecutor’s memo. “At a minimum, based on the totality of information that I have seen,” Grimes said, “there was culpable negligence in the death of Darren Rainey.” In 2016, Grimes filed a lawsuit on behalf of Rainey’s family against the Florida Department of Corrections over the death, which is pending. In May 2016, The New Yorker published an article written by Eyal Press about the experiences of Harriet Krzykowski, a former counselor at Dade Correctional Institution who says she faced retaliation from prison staff when she raised questions about alleged inmate abuse in the facility. She told the magazine the water from the faucet that fed into the shower where Rainey died was so hot that she sometimes used it to cook ramen noodles. -- 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 марта, 12:26

Daily Mail's "Who won Legs-it!" headline draws scorn

The front page focusing on the legs of the prime minister and first minister is called sexist.

28 марта, 12:08

Pruitt takes fire from conservatives in climate showdown

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt is coming under fire from conservatives amid a simmering behind-the-scenes fight over how far to take President Donald Trump's push to undo his predecessor's climate change agenda.In discussions with the White House over the executive order Trump is scheduled to sign on Tuesday, Pruitt successfully argued against including language revoking the agency's 2009 “endangerment finding," according to two sources close to the issue.The endangerment finding declared that greenhouse gas emissions threaten human health and welfare and made EPA legally responsible for regulating carbon dioxide. It later set in motion much of former President Barack Obama's climate agenda. To many conservative skeptics of mainstream climate science, overturning the finding is an essential first step toward successfully undoing Obama administration climate regulations on everything from power plants to vehicles.But Pruitt, with the backing of several White House aides, argued in closed-door meetings that the legal hurdles to overturning the finding were massive, and the administration would be setting itself up for a lengthy court battle.A cadre of conservative climate skeptics are fuming about the decision — expressing their concern to Trump administration officials and arguing Pruitt is setting himself up to run for governor or the Senate. They hope the White House, perhaps senior adviser Stephen Bannon, will intervene and encourage the president to overturn the endangerment finding.Trump administration officials have not totally ruled out eventually targeting the endangerment finding. Conservative groups have petitioned the EPA to look at reopening it, one source said, and the agency may eventually be compelled to respond to the petition. Axios first reported the news of the petition."Getting rid of the Clean Power Plan is just not enough," said Myron Ebell, the director of the Center for Energy and Environment at the Competitive Enterprise Institute and the former leader of Trump’s EPA transition team.Ebell warned that leaving the endangerment finding in place would compel the Trump administration to come up with a replacement approach to regulating emissions from power plants and other sources that might not be too dissimilar from Obama's Clean Power Plan."Before you know it you end up having to do a Trump Clean Power Plan," he said.James Delingpole, a Breitbart News columnist, blasted Pruitt on Monday, arguing he is "more interested in building his political career than he is taking on the Green Blob, insiders report." Bannon ran Breitbart before joining the Trump campaign last summer.Delingpole, who first reported that Pruitt advocated against reopening the endangerment finding, even suggested that the EPA administrator should resign. "But what President Trump needs now more than ever are administrators with the political will to do the right thing — which is, after all, the reason so many Americans voted for him," he wrote. "If Scott Pruitt is not up to that task, then maybe it’s about time he did the decent thing and handed over the reins to someone who is."Neither a White House spokesman nor an EPA spokesman responded to a request for comment on this story. The conservative criticism of Pruitt a marks a major shift. Pruitt, a skeptic of mainstream climate science himself, was hailed by Republicans as a top-notch choice to lead the agency. “I think that measuring with precision human activity on the climate is something very challenging to do, and there's tremendous disagreement about the degree of impact,” Pruitt said in a recent interview.Reopening the endangerment finding is much easier said than done.Any decision to revoke it would require a lengthy notice-and-comment rulemaking, which would lead to certain litigation brought by environmentalists and states like California and New York. To survive a court challenge, Trump officials would have to prove to a court that greenhouse gases no longer pose a danger — something most observers say would not fly before any judge given the depth of scientific evidence on climate change.The fracas over the endangerment finding comes amid internal unrest at the EPA.Pruitt has expressed frustration at the White House's slow pace in nominating deputies to help him carry out the president's agenda, according to a person close to him. The executive order Trump will sign on Tuesday will instruct EPA to begin rewriting Obama's climate regulations for power plants, a process that could be complicated by the agency's barebones staff of political appointees. The EPA administrator is also facing a massive 31 percent cut to his agency's budget. Pruitt publicly raised concerns about the White House's initial proposed cuts, which amounted to about a 25 percent reduction, arguing for preserving funding for water grants and the brownfield program. Some White House officials were annoyed by Pruitt's comments, according to a person close to the matter. And the White House then slashed the EPA's budget even further. Pruitt's first weeks on the job have been marred by personality clashes.David Schnare, a member of the Trump administration's beachhead team at EPA, resigned from the agency earlier this month in frustration. Schnare has publicly remained cryptic about his reasons for leaving, saying that the matter is "complex." But he said he was bothered by disloyalty to Trump among both political appointees and career employees at EPA. But Pruitt's allies say Schnare is a disgruntled ex-employee who is unfairly targeting them. Meanwhile, EPA officials have expressed frustration at the presence of former Washington State Sen. Don Benton, the agency's White House-assigned senior adviser. Benton is expected to soon leave the agency, multiple sources told POLITICO. And EPA is expected to bring in two new communications staffers, the sources said. The agency is eyeing J.P. Freire, a spokesman for Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), as its new communications director and Liz Bowman, a spokeswoman at the American Chemistry Council, as its deputy communications director. Neither Freire nor Bowman responded to requests for comment.Anthony Adragna contributed to this story.

28 марта, 12:07

Schumer headed for epic clash with McConnell

They said they'd try to get along, but imminent battles over the Supreme Court and government funding will test that proposition.

28 марта, 12:06

Congress may stiff Trump on wall funding

Republicans are afraid of losing a government shutdown showdown.

28 марта, 12:05

Mar-a-Lago can't release visitor logs — because it doesn't keep them

Democrats want to know who goes to President Trump's private clubs, but no one's keeping track.

28 марта, 12:02

British national Gutseriyev main buyer of Sberbank’s Ukrainian affiliation

British national Said Gutseriyev has become the majority shareholder of the Latvian-Belarusian consortium, which has purchased the Ukrainian affiliation of Sberbank, through a Belarusian company he owns, Latvia’s Norvik Banka, the other party to the consortium said in a report. "Said Gutseriyev, a national of the UK, and the Belarusian company he owns has become the majority shareholder of the new consortium," the bank said. "The transaction will enable the Ukrainian customers to enjoy the services based on the European principles of quality, transparency and accessibility and to maintain the levels of technology created by the Sberank of Russia." Along with the main transaction, Norvik Banka, Latvia’s bank number seven in terms of assets, has announced a range of steps to cut down its presence in the Russian banking sector - a measure it hopes will help raise the efficiency of investment and eliminate a number political risks arising from the geography of its operations. The report quoted Said Gutseriyev as saying Sberbank Ukraine had a perfect structure, as its previous owner, Sberbank of Russia, had invested hundreds of millions of dollars in the platform of the affiliation. Gutseriyev also said his own experience prompted him that by taking the decision to participate in the consortium the constituent parties made farsighted and promising investment, while the bank as such would be able to make a great leap forward and to implement many advanced projects in Ukraine and in neighboring European countries. Sberbank of Russia said earlier it was selling 100 percent stake in Sberbank Ukraine to a consortium consisting of a Latvian Bank and a Belarusian company. Under the pressure of nationalists blocking the Ukrainian affiliations of several banks belonging to Russian lending institutions, President Petro Poroshenko imposed sanctions on five banks with Russian funding - Sberbank, Prominvestbank, VTB, BM Bank, and VS Bank - for a period of twelve months as of March 16. The sanctions ban the withdrawal of assets outside of Ukraine, the payment of dividends, as well as the return of interbank deposits and loans and monies from the correspondent accounts of subordinated debts. The restrictions, however, did not embrace transactions between Ukrainian residents and their agents who have accounts in the parent companies. Source: TASS

28 марта, 12:00

You Asked For It: Trump Supporters Fight Back!

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28 марта, 11:48

Kim Jong Nam's body still in Malaysia amid talk of deal with North Korea

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - The body of Kim Jong Nam, who was murdered in Malaysia last month, is still in Kuala Lumpur, health minister Health Minister Subramaniam Sathasivam said on Tuesday, amid reports the remains of the estranged half brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will soon leave the country.

16 апреля 2016, 08:16

Великий геноцид: По данным ВОЗ не более 50% 16-летних юношей России доживут до пенсионного возраста

"...Создавшееся положение в здоровье населения и в здравоохранении России следует рассматривать как кризисное, требующее принятия чрезвычайных и безотлагательных мер на государственном уровне, несмотря на сложнейшие экономический и внешнеполитический фон и обстоятельства."...Здоровье не декларативно, а на деле должно стать первейшим государственным приоритетом"В настоящее время вопрос уже не в том, есть ли в России кризис народного здоровья, а в том, не перешел ли он уже точку "невозврата", осталось ли вообще время, чтобы выправить положение. Или у нас уже нет надежды на восстановление былого (а тем более, оптимального) демографического, социально-экологического и медико-социального равновесия и народу России предстоит пережить период тяжелого не только духовного, но и социального распада? Чего ждать - социальных потрясений (взрывы возмущения, конфликты, насилие), либо (и к этому как бы "приучают") медленного "гниения" и деградации народа, дезинтеграции его целостности, его физического, духовного и социального вырождения?"Из доклада Чрезвычайного Пироговского съезда врачей.Война за здоровье населения России проиграна. Неэффективность применения принятых в настоящее время методов лечения очевидна. В России в результате двух десятилетий "реформ" заболеваемость туберкулёзом увеличилась в 200 раз. РФ абсолютно лидирует (на душу населения) по смертности от заболеваний сердечно-сосудистой системы. По числу психически больных Россия опережает весь мир. Страна переместилась во всемирном рейтинге здоровья на позорное 97 место из 145, получив в качестве ближайших соседей Восточный Тимор (96 место) и Ирак (98). (агентство Bloomberg http://ria.ru/analytics/20120817/725601402.html ) 70% детей рождаются в состоянии асфиксии (кислородного голодания). Заболеваемость детей до 14 лет увеличилась за последние 20 лет на 50% По данным ВОЗ не более 50% 16-летних юношей России доживут до пенсионного возраста.Прогноз ВОЗ не является полноценным эпидемиологическим диагнозом (эпидемиология - биомедицинская наука, которая занимается исследованием факторов и условий, определяющих частоту и распространение заболеваний и инвалидности среди населения, выявляющая причинно-следственные связи патогенетического процесса, т.е. фундаментальная наука по изучению причинности нездоровья) поскольку не учитывает динамику негативных процессов. Это примитивная экстраполяция статистически значимых существующих тенденций.Полноценный, с применением методов ретроспективного, перспективного и оперативного анализа и учета гигиенической экспертизы окружающей среды эпидемиологический диагноз намного пессимистичнее. Состояние здоровья детской части популяции ужасающе, с учетом постоянно действующей катастрофы, называющейся системой "здравоохранения" прогноз крайне неблагоприятный. ИЗ ДЕТЕЙ ДОШКОЛЬНОГО ВОЗРАСТА ДО ПЕНСИОННОГО ВОЗРАСТА В РОССИИ НЕ ДОЖИВЕТ НИКТО Они уже умирают, ими переполнены отделения детской онкологии, они умирают от инсультов и сосудистых катастроф, аритмий и инфарктов.Патологоанатомы и гистологи описывают результаты секционных исследований: патологии скелета, уменьшение стерно-вертебрального расстояния, очаговые дистрофические изменения кардиомиоцитов, очаги деструкции волокнистых структур, альцианофилию, миксоматозную дегенерацию ткани, нарушения в волокнистом строении стенки аорты: дезориентированные коллагеновые и эластические волокна, расположенные разрозненными группами, с формированием неполноценных пучков, с отсутствием спиралеобразования у большинства волокон, частично фрагментированными, признаки хронического бронхита с атрофией слизистой оболочки, выраженной пролиферацией соединительнотканных элементов и диффузным перибронхиальным пневмосклерозом, выраженный стромальный нефросклероз и атрофию слизистой лоханок почек, деструктивные изменения вен связанные с деградацией волокнистых структур: отсутствие упорядоченности эластических волокон, грубую коллагенизацию стенок, накопление альцианофильной субстанции в основном веществе. и т д. . Растет смертность в трудоспособных возрастах (до 39 лет), и в молодых. Причиной служат грубые сосудистые нарушения (в основном аневризмы аорты) и аритмии. ПИШЕТСЯ ПОСМЕРТНЫЙ ЭПИКРИЗ ПАЦИЕНТА ПО ИМЕНИ РОССИЯ Рост заболеваемости и драматическое озлокачествление ее структуры в течении нескольких последних десятилетий подтверждают тупик медицины. Разрушено гораздо большее, чем "тоталитарная советская система контроля и профилактики заболеваний". Разрушена сама ткань здравоохранения, поражены участки мышления и самоконтроля, уничтожены системы адаптации, нарушена реактивность системы и возможность ее регенерации. Игнорировать этот факт безответственно и преступно. Показательно нагло и абсурдно выглядит ситуация в кардиологии. "Прогресс кардиологии" сопровождается ростом смертности от ССЗ. За причины сердечно-сосудистых заболеваний выдаются холестерин, атеросклероз, тромбы, курение и "плохая наследственность" - годится все, что обеспечивает лекарственную зависимость больных, материальную зависимость и управляемость врачей и фармацевтов и главное - фантастические прибыли фармацевтических корпораций. В самую чудовищную аферу в истории человечества вовлечены десятки тысяч врачей, провизоров, физиологов, которые истребляют "холестерин", применяют гипотензивную терапию, ингибируя энергетические и ферментативные процессы, вмешиваются в работу эндокринной, нервной и сосудистой систем, блокируя попытки организма компенсировать физиологический сбой. По факту медицина стала обслуживающей интересы крупного фармацевтического бизнеса структурой, опасной для общества антинаучной сектой, применяющей суггестивные методики для системного обмана пациентов и имитации "лечения". Эпидемиологическая статистика подтверждает: рост фатальной заболеваемости и смертности прямо коррелирует с медико-фармацевтической агрессией. Один штрих для понимания подлинных задач "российского" здравоохранения и фармации. В 1985 году ежегодный отчёт Фонда Рокфеллера подчеркнул, что все силы надо бросить на разработку и внедрение в практику найденного, обладающего антифертильной активностью вещества "Госсипол" "gossypol", или ном. C30H30O8. Его описание гласит: Изучение вызывания химической стерильности мужчин концентрируются на госсиполе, природном веществе, извлекаемом из семян хлопка, который обладает длительным антиконтрацептивным действием на мужчин. Токсический полифенол, извлекаемый из хлопка, показал себя эффективным стерилизующим веществом. И оцените тот факт, что действующее вещество Кагоцела - тот самый госсипол. И то что эта информация удалена из справочной литературы, оставшись лишь в независящей от фармации Википедии "....госсипол (токсичный в свободной форме), являющийся предшественником действующего вещества "Кагоцела", способен угнетать сперматогенез и даже изучался в клинических исследованиях в качестве мужского контрацептива. При этом примерно в 20 % случаев влияние госсипола на сперматогенез носило необратимый характер, что предполагало его применение только у мужчин, "завершивших образование семей или тех, кто допускает необратимое бесплодие" Coutinho E. Gossypol: a contraceptive for men // Contraception. - 2002. -ном. 65 (4). - С. 259-263 Существующую в РФ эпидемиологическую ситуацию корректно характеризовать как совершающуюся на наших глазах целенаправленную хорошо организованную биологическую деградацию Homo sapiens как вида, ставящую под вопрос его дальнейшее существование на планете. Происходящая медико-биологическая катастрофа вышла за рамки проблемы медико-биологической и стала проблемой социальной, экономической, политической, демографической и мировоззренческой. Советское здравоохранение было важным системообразующим элементом структуры социального государства, чрезвычайно эффективным и продуктивным в научном плане. Накануне развала СССР советской биологией и медицинской наукой были сделаны открытия, позволявшие навсегда покончить с фатальными заболеваниями, такими как сердечно-сосудистые заболевания и онкопатологии. Возможно, главной целью развала СССР как раз и было уничтожение коммунитарной социальной модели здравоохранения, препятствующей глобальному проекту сокращения населения планеты, инвазии подлой идеологии иммортализма и трансгуманизма, превращению здоровья в товар, внедрению людоедских технологий трансплантации донорских органов, клеточной терапии, "регенеративной" медицины, использующей донорские ткани.......http://forum-msk.org/material/economic/11673184.html

02 июля 2014, 00:55

Растет число жертв лихорадки Эбола. ВОЗ бьет тревогу

До 467 возросло число жертв эпидемии лихорадки Эбола в странах Западной Африки. Всего, по данным Всемирной организации здравоохранения, насчитывается 759 случаев заражения - на 109 больше, чем сообщалось неделю назад. При этом растет и число летальных исходов. Особую обеспокоенность у ВОЗ вызывает ситуация в Гвинее, Либерии и Сьерра-Леоне, а также сообщается о быстром ухудшении в этих странах эпидемиологической обстановки. Специалисты на местах называют эпидемию "региональным кризисом", котор... ЧИТАТЬ ДАЛЕЕ: http://ru.euronews.com/2014/07/01/who-issues-ebola-warning-infection-rate-jumps euronews: самый популярный новостной канал в Европе. Подписывайтесь! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=euronewsru euronews доступен на 14 языках: https://www.youtube.com/user/euronewsnetwork/channels На русском: Сайт: http://ru.euronews.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/euronews Twitter: http://twitter.com/euronewsru Google+: http://eurone.ws/1eEChLr VKontakte: http://vk.com/ru.euronews

20 марта 2013, 00:58

Интелрос представляет исследование Джорджа Кэсейя по военным операциям 2004-2007 годов в Ираке и их результатам

George W. CASEY Strategic Reflections Operation Iraqi Freedom. July 2004–February 2007National Defense University Press Washington, D.C. 2012 Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom were the first major wars of the 21st century. They will not be the last. They have significantly impacted how the U.S. Government and military think about prosecuting wars. They will have a generational impact on the U.S. military, as its future leaders, particularly those in the ground forces, will for decades be men and women who served in Iraq and Afghanistan. It is imperative that leaders at all levels, both military and civilian, share their experiences to ensure that we, as a military and as a country, gain appropriate insights for the future. From Introduction

07 февраля 2013, 01:42

В Пекине уже наступил конец света

Самоцелью в Китае стало достижение бесконечного экономического роста. Здесь больше нет конца, нет надежды, нет мечты, нет цели, а лишь всё ускоряющееся движение ради движения. Развитие здесь без прогресса, трансформация без смысла, работа без цели.Автор: Михаэль ДорфманНедавно слышал шутку, что житель Санкт-Петербурга способен различить две тысячи оттенков серого цвета. Житель Пекина, вероятно, способен различить куда больше оттенков, поскольку живёт в серости. В Пекине всё покрыто непроницаемым серым туманом. Туман такой густой, что вместо солнца в туманном пекинском небе пробивается какой-то красно-серый свет. Мотоциклеты с целлофаном, натянутым на металлические рамы. Целлофан, наверное, защищает зимой от ветра и холода, но никак не от удушливой влажной жары и смога.О коммунизме здесь лучше не спрашиватьМусор разбросан по улицам Пекина. Зимой его собирают и жгут, чтобы немного согреться, а летом он никому не нужен. Уличные мальчишки с пустыми лицами, в помятой одежде и рваной обуви. Отчаянная тоска в глазах - то ли от недоедания, то ли он наркотиков. Бросовые цены на женщин в отелях. Розовый свет в лобби. Облака дыма сигарет «Чжунаньхай». Скучающие женские лица на диванах, невыключающиеся телевизоры. Дамы бесконечно точат ногти пилочкой. Тон беседы какой-то подчёркнуто театральный. Хотя, возможно, так здесь принято разговаривать. Рекламных щитов, предлагающих увеличение груди, отсасывание лишнего жира и аборты, почему-то куда больше, чем рекламы газированных напитков или кремов для бритья. Везде что-то лихорадочно ломают, строят и перестраивают. Повсюду кучи строительного мусора, арматура и пустые пластиковые контейнеры от краски. Что-то постоянно выходит из моды; его заменяют всё быстрей и быстрей. Строительство идёт повсюду. Оно не имеет начала, и ему не видно конца. Получается какой-то калейдоскоп, где всё меняется лишь ради того, чтобы меняться, и работают лишь ради работы.Пекин.Строительство идёт повсюду. Оно не имеет начала, и ему не видно конца. Получается какой-то калейдоскоп, где всё меняется лишь ради того, чтобы меняться, и работают лишь ради работыСтроительство постоянно меняет ландшафт, а с ними и повседневный опыт людей. Изо дня в день возводятся новые заборы, ставят стенки из гофрированного железа, окрашенные в синий цвет. Они перекрывают привычные дороги, доступ к магазинам, загораживают тротуары. Какие-то стены строят, рушат и восстанавливают, порой в течение нескольких дней без видимых функциональных причин. Теряется любой смысл и содержание. Остаётся лишь безумное движение ради движения. Похоже, что главное здесь создать иллюзию движения, чтобы скрыть вопиющую истину, что на самом деле ничего существенного здесь не происходит.Это Пекин 2012. С первого дня здесь меня преследовало смутное чувство, что я всё это давно и много раз видел. Я был в Пекине в ранние 80-е, и всё здесь выглядело совершенно иначе. Откуда такое знакомое чувство отчуждения в толпе? Ведь я всегда любил массовые мероприятия. Где-то я уже видел этих уличных торговцев под зонтиками, пар, подымающийся из каких-то щелей, размокшие под дождём обёртки, дрожащие неоновые огни, отражающиеся в мокрой мостовой. Где-то я уже чувствовал этот страх перед враждебными людьми в униформах. Здесь даже вахтёр на воротах одет как мент, чувствует себя ментом, имеет на своём участке беспредельную власть. Почему это все так знакомо?Пекин – это центр апокалипсиса. Это конец света, такой знакомый, потому, что множество раз виденный в кино – «Бегущий по лезвию», «Дитя человеческое», «Безумный Макс», «Тёмный город», «Матрица». Это не апокалипсис, вызванный падением кометы, таянием ледовых шапок или ядерной войной. Апокалипсис здесь случился в результате доведения до логического конца свободно-рыночной корпоративной капиталистической модели социального развития. Этот апокалипсис оставляет нетронутым скелет общественного порядка, поддерживающий людские ульи в их собственном аду.В Пекине – пик капиталистического апокалипсиса, окончательная реализация кошмара современности. Здесь опасно спрашивать: «А когда же наступит коммунизм?»В Пекине – пик капиталистического апокалипсиса, окончательная реализация кошмара современности. Пекин живёт по логике отражённого разума, о котором предостерегал Сёрен Кьеркегор, — в ницшеанском мире, где люди больше не смеют мечтать о марксистской, ленинской или даже маоистской социальной утопии. Здесь опасно спрашивать: «А когда же наступит коммунизм?»«Зачем я живу?»Китай часто изображается как отсталая страна, которая стремится «догнать» Запад. Трагическая истина состоит в том, что Китай обогнал всех на пути к свободно-рыночной модели капитализма, здесь он далеко впереди планеты всей. Китайцы уже живут в мире, куда ведут нас неолиберальные мессианцы глобального корпоративного капитализма. Китай уже живёт в мире, основанном на линейной модели капиталистического развития. Самоцелью здесь стало достижение бесконечного экономического роста. Здесь больше нет конца, нет надежды, нет мечты, нет цели, а лишь всё ускоряющееся движение ради движения. Развитие здесь без прогресса, трансформация без смысла, работа без цели. Это конец нашего духовного мира, смерть нашей истории. Так случилось, что Пекин – это эпицентр апокалипсиса.Самоцелью в Китае стало достижение бесконечного экономического роста. Здесь больше нет конца, нет надежды, нет мечты, нет цели, а лишь всё ускоряющееся движение ради движения. Развитие здесь без прогресса, трансформация без смысла, работа без целиФизические и социальные свидетельства утраты смысла в Пекине наблюдают все, кто работает здесь достаточно долго, чтобы расстаться с детскими иллюзиями. Китайских детей отравляют иллюзиями коммунистического прошлого. Их временно изолируют от реальности, создают психологические преграды, чтобы довести их программирование до необходимого завершения. Такие слова, как «гармония» и «народ» вкраплены в каждое публичное заявление, чтобы скрыть распад в теле общества. Для большинства студентов и молодых специалистов отчаяние является нормой жизни.Вот что рассказывает мой друг, канадский профессор А., который работает в Пекине 15 лет: «Мои студенты — в отчаянном положении. Так же, как и мои молодые, хорошо образованные коллеги. Им приходится постоянно вести жестокую борьбу, просто чтобы выжить. Они часто ломаются, спрашивают всех, кто готов слушать: “Зачем я живу?” Студентов вынуждают выбирать специальности в зависимости от капризов их родителей или того, что есть в их университетах. Им приходится заниматься зубрёжкой 30 или более часов в неделю. Молодые специалисты здесь работают на грани истощения, а зарабатывают меньше тысячи долларов в месяц. Они живут в маленьких квартирах, снятых у полууголовных маклерских картелей. Рынок аренды — полностью нерегулируемый. Молодые люди платят пятьсот долларов в месяц за аренду. У них требуют плату, по крайней мере, за четыре месяца вперёд, без возможности её передачи в поднаём. Комиссионные маклера составляют месячную оплату, а ещё с них взимают всяческие поборы и постоянно пытаются обмануть.Пекин. Повсюду кучи строительного мусора, арматура и пустые пластиковые контейнеры от краски. Что-то постоянно выходит из моды; его заменяют всё быстрей и быстрейБольшинству удаётся сводить концы с концами лишь при поддержке престарелых родителей. Чтобы узнать секреты ремесла, им приходится обманывать, мошенничать, давать взятки. Только так можно достичь некоторого улучшения качества жизни. Пропадает целое поколение молодых людей. Если дать им возможность свободно дышать, они смогли бы оказать огромное положительное влияние в своих общинах, могли породить новые идеи, стали бы хорошими родителями, создавали бы лучшее общество. Капитализм их безжалостно потребляет и выбрасывает. К сорока годам они больны, разрушены, зачастую отыгрывают свои психические травмы на единственном ребёнке, которого им разрешается иметь. И всё идёт так, что будет только хуже».Мы все будем китайцамиЭто современная версия «информационной экономики» знаменитых кадров из «Метрополиса» Фрица Ланга – массы рабочих скармливают в пасть механическому Молоху. Мы на Западе любим критиковать Китай за все эти факты. Любим изображать китайский народ муравейником бездушных роботов. Любим попрекать китайское правительство в отсутствии свободы и власти закона, обвинять его в доведении до обнищания китайского духа и искоренении пяти тысяч лет китайской культуры. По сути же, китайцы скорей у нас усвоили новый блистательный мир свободно-рыночного капитализма, который придумали на Западе.Мусор разбросан по улицам Пекина. Зимой его собирают и жгут, чтобы немного согреться, а летом он никому не нужен. Уличные мальчишки с пустыми лицами, в помятой одежде и рваной обуви. Отчаянная тоска в глазах, то ли от недоедания, то ли он наркотиков. Бросовые цены на женщин в отеляхЗападные общества разработали и ввели модель глобальной социальной организации, лишённой концептуальных различий, игравших в прошлом центральную роль в создании значимой и содержательной жизни людей и обществ. Итоговая строка была принята в качестве главного определителя нашей стабильности и смысла жизни. Нам на Западе посчастливилось. Мы накопили достаточно власти и богатства в прошлом веке. До последнего времени это позволяло нам в значительной степени отгородиться от духовного оскудения, которое мы навязали другим.Китайцы не имели такой роскоши. Им пришлось освоить истинную суть нашего нового мирового порядка. Они сделали это быстрее и лучше, чем любая другая нация. Поэтому конец света в Китае уже наступил. «Конец» в смысле конечной станции, конечной реализации, раскрытия цели. В Китае уже реализована мечта капиталистической системы, основанной исключительно на двоичной логике финансового роста. Это мир, который мы создали, — и это его конец, конец старого смысла, построенного на общественных ценностях. Здесь предел, за которым начинается новый мир, лишённый истории и различий, которые обеспечивают смысл личной и общественной жизни.Конец света там не потому, что Китай – это будущее, а потому, что в будущем, которое за нас стремятся выбрать наши свободно-рыночные элиты, мы все будем китайцамиНа протяжении ХХ века мы выпестовали будущее, где всё сводится к цифрам в отчётах, где «человек – это машина», где «вместо сердца пламенный мотор». Железная птица мчит всех нас в Пекин. Конец света там не потому, что Китай – это будущее, а потому, что в будущем, которое за нас стремятся выбрать наши свободно-рыночные элиты, мы все будем китайцами.Пекин-Нью-Йоркhttp://www.sensusnovus.ru/opinion/2012/07/20/14047.htmlСергей Правосудов - Китай задыхаетсяВ начале этого года свыше 30% территории Китая (включая столицу страны – Пекин) в течение нескольких недель оказались накрыты сильнейшим смогом. Местами уровень загрязнения воздуха в 40 раз превышал безопасный для жизни уровень. В зоне экологического бедствия резко вырос уровень смертности населения. Следствием этой катастрофы может стать ускорение подписание контракта на поставку российского газа в Китай.На сегодняшний день Китай обеспечивает около 70% своих потребностей в энергоресурсах за счет добычи собственного угля. КНР является мировым лидером по объёму сжигания угля. Именно это и привело к экологическим катастрофам в крупнейших китайских городах. По оценкам Всемирной организации здравоохранения и Всемирного банка, самые грязные города в мире находятся именно в Китае. При этом во всех остальных странах главными загрязнителями городского воздуха являются автомобили. В Китае в расчете на душу населения автомобилей в 20 раз меньше, чем в США, и главными загрязнителями являются именно угольные электростанции. Однако продолжительный экономический рост привел к появлению китайского среднего класса. И последние несколько лет в этой стране стремительными темпами растет автомобильный рынок. В настоящее время в Китае ежегодно продается больше автомобилей, чем в любой другой стране мира. Это означает, что вскоре в китайских городах будет совсем нечем дышать.Решить эту проблему можно за счет перевода угольных станций на гораздо более экологически чистый природный газ, а автомобилей – на газомоторное топливо. Если взять бензин качества Евро-4 за эталон, то окажется, что по выбросам оксидов азота компримированный природный газ выигрывает почти в 3 раза, по CH – в 14 раз, по бензапирену – более чем в 16 раз, по оксиду углерода – в 12,5 раза, а по саже – в 3 раза (в сравнении с дизельным автомобилем – в 100 раз). Китайцы это прекрасно понимают у них уже более 1,5 млн автомобилей используют газ в качестве моторного топлива.Китай стремительно наращивает закупки сжиженного природного газа (СПГ). В 2012 году импорт СПГ в эту страну составил 14,68 млн тонн против 12,21 млн тонн годом ранее (прирост в 20,3%). В прошлом году цена закупки сжиженного газа для КНР увеличилась до 560 долларов за тонну с 472 долларов в 2011 году. Таким образом, Китай платит за газ дороже, чем европейские клиенты «Газпрома». В этих условиях можно ожидать прорыва в заключение контракта о поставках больших объёмов российского газа в Китай.Необходимо понимать, что вопрос о цене газа является далеко не единственным. Против российско-китайского партнерства активно выступают США. В своей свежей книге «Стратегический взгляд: Америка и глобальный кризис» известный американский геополитик, один из идеологов демократов Збигнев Бжезинский призвал к усилению сотрудничества стран Запада с Россией. Этому есть простое объяснение: США – испугались стремительного развития Китая. Теперь им нужна Россия для противостояния с КНР. Задача проста: стравить две соседние страны, за счёт этого американцы рассчитывают сохранить своё лидирующее положение в мире.В последнее время американские корпорации навязчиво предлагают Китаю свои технологии добычи сланцевого газа. Таким образом, американцы пытаются сорвать российско-китайское газовое сотрудничество. Ведь если КНР сможет увеличить добычу собственного газа, то поставки из России будут не так уж и необходимы. Пока, правда, сланцевый газ в КНР не добывают. Кроме того, ряд китайских специалистов обратили внимание на тот факт, что для извлечения газа из сланцевых пород необходимо большое количество воды, чтобы проводить гидроразрывы пластов, а в КНР с водой проблемы. Из-за загрязнения промышленными отходами более половины водных ресурсов этой страны непригодна для питья, а треть даже для промышленного использования. Многие реки просто исчезли с лица земли. Не секрет, что в используемую для гидроразрывов воду добавляют специальные химические растворы, которые уже привели к загрязнению грунтовых вод в ряде районов США. Ещё одна проблема добычи газа из сланцев заключается в том, что она приводит к землетрясениям. В КНР и так не редки разрушительные сотрясания земли, которые приводят к многочисленным разрушениям и человеческим жертвам. Вряд ли жители этой страны с восторгом примут технологии, которые будут способствовать усилению данной проблемы.http://pravosudovs.livejournal.com/6915.html

22 января 2013, 12:34

Россия с 1 апреля вводит запрет на ввоз семенного картофеля из стран ЕС

Россельхознадзор принял решение ввести с 1 апреля 2013 года временные ограничения на ввоз семенного картофеля из стран Евросоюза, говорится в сообщении российского ведомства. Ограничение, как отмечается в сообщении, связано с нарушением Еврокомиссией международных норм, требующих, чтобы страна-поставщик предоставляла стране-покупателю информацию о фитосанитарном состоянии продукции, а также фактическим отказом в предоставлении действенных гарантий безопасности такой продукции.