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It?s been an exciting week for Dr. Shawna Pandya and her ?space friends.?

The Brandon, Man.-born, Edmonton-raised physician, aquanaut and scientist-astronaut candidate has been fascinated by space travel as long as she can remember.

?Like a lot of kids, I wanted to be an astronaut growing up,? Pandya told Global News on Thursday.

Read more:

Roberta Bondar became Canada?s first woman in space 25 years ago

?I was tremendously inspired by Dr. Roberta Bondar, the first Canadian female astronaut in space. I simply looked at her background and said: ?She?s Canadian, I?m Canadian. She?s female, I?m female.

??So now all I have to do is go be a physician neuroscientist astronaut and then that?s my path.’?

Story continues below advertisement

And that?s what she did, earning a degree in neuroscience from the University of Alberta, studying medicine, then taking her Masters at the International Space University in France, which she describes as ?real-life Star Fleet Academy.?

?You learn all about everything related to space, whether it?s space law, space life sciences, space medicine.?


Click to play video: 'Canada?s first woman in space celebrates 25 years'







Canada?s first woman in space celebrates 25 years


Canada?s first woman in space celebrates 25 years ? Jan 31, 2017

Now, it?s her job to make space travel as safe as possible.

?The International Space University Masters program was the first time that I realized you could marry your passion for space and medicine and turn it into a career.?

Pandya serves as medical advisor to several space, medical and technology companies.

Dr. Shawna Pandya tests a next-generation Final Frontier IVA (intravehicular activity) spacesuit in microgravity during the 2018 PoSSUM parabolic flight campaign.

Courtesy: Kellie Gerardi

She wears a number of hats, including VP immersive medicine with Luxsonic Technologies, director of medical research at Orbital Assembly Construction, director of the International Institute of Astronautical Sciences (IIAS)/PoSSUM Space Medicine Group and clinical lecturer at the University of Alberta.

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?Any opportunity there is to help develop our capabilities for human space flight, for exploration? to make space more accessible and safer ? I?m all about (it).?

?There?s so much going on. This is the best possible time to be alive for space and human space flight.?

Read more:

Jeff Bezos, Amazon founder, returns to Earth after Blue Origin space flight

This past week has been especially exciting.

Former Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and his three crewmates soared 107 kilometres above earth Tuesday, marking a successful space flight aboard his Blue Origin spacecraft.

The crew launched from Blue Origin?s Launch Site One facility in West Texas at 9 a.m. ET and were in flight for 10 minutes and 20 seconds. Bezos? trip comes nine days after Virgin Galactic?s Richard Branson flew about 85 km in the air aboard a rocket ship he helped fund.


Click to play video: 'Virgin Galactic?s Richard Branson beats out rival billionaire Jeff Bezos, reaches the stars'







Virgin Galactic?s Richard Branson beats out rival billionaire Jeff Bezos, reaches the stars


Virgin Galactic?s Richard Branson beats out rival billionaire Jeff Bezos, reaches the stars ? Jul 11, 2021

?I know people are going to have mixed feelings but this really is the beginning of a new era of accessibility,? Pandya said. ?And not just for who space has been traditionally for: the engineers, the pilots, the scientists.?

Story continues below advertisement

Dr. Shawna Pandya tests the Final Frontier Design EVA (extra-vehicular activity) spacesuit in a gravity offset system in the Canadian Space Agency?s High Bay during the 2019 Project PoSSUM gravity offset course.

Courtesy: Project Po UM

She believes humans? incredible curiosity opens up many possibilities.

?Space is that next platform. When we open up space, what happens next? That?s what really excites me about this particular era in human space flight.?

While Pandya thinks Bezos and Branson putting their ?butts in the seats? shows confidence in the technology, there was another crewmember she was even happier to see onboard.

?Wally Funk, who flew to space with Blue Origin, she was part of the initial Mercury 13, the 13 female Mercury-era astronauts who were screened as potential astronauts for NASA in the 60s but never flew due to gender bias.?

Read more:

5-year-old Alberta girl catches eye of Canadian Space Agency

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Funk was at the top of her class in the Woman in Space Program in 1961. The ?Mercury 13? went through the same physiological and psychological tests as the astronauts selected by NASA and completed their training. But the program was cancelled and none of the 13 women ended up flying.

On July 20, Funk became the oldest person ever to fly to space at the age of 82.

?I was thrilled to see Wally Funk get her day this week,? Pandya said.

?That really was the ?let?s put someone deserving on this rocket who has paved the way, who has been a trailblazer, who has ignited dreams, who?s waited 62 years to go to space,? and she was great.?


Click to play video: 'New space race could mean more opportunities for private aerospace companies'







New space race could mean more opportunities for private aerospace companies


New space race could mean more opportunities for private aerospace companies

Pandya hopes she?ll be able to go to space someday. Commercial space travel is making that more likely.

Story continues below advertisement

?What?s been really exciting amidst these announcements of commercial space flights? my crewmate and my teammate Kellie Gerardi was announced as one of Virgin?s first scientist astronauts for a future flight.?

She says Gerardi, a citizen scientist and STEM influencer, is ?an amazing person? and ?perfect candidate.?

Read more:

All-female NASA astronaut team wraps up battery improvements outside ISS

?When we look at accessibility to space, it used to be for Caucasian military pilots,? Pandya said.

?This really is our time.

?This is the time we can bring the scientists, the researchers, but also people who haven?t traditionally had access to space ? these storytellers, the entrepreneurs and the artists ? to make use of space and create a whole new platform for creativity, for science, for research.?

Dr. Shawna Pandya tries on a Kirby-Morgan helmet during her Dive Medical Technician training at the Aquarius Reef Base.

Courtesy: World Extreme Medicine organization/Mark Hannaford

?This is simply the beginning. To be a part of that, to be alive in this time in history, to witness that? Myself and my space friends, have been watching and we?re so excited, we?re thrilled for what this means for future science, for engineering, for the future.?

Story continues below advertisement

Read more:

Mars scientist from Alberta excited to begin exploration after successful rover landing

Pandya herself contributed to the research. She just published a paper with the Association of Spaceflight Professionals on medical guidelines for commercial suborbital space flight.

?It?s been really, really exciting. It?s been a historic month for space travel.?


Click to play video: 'First space flight to take civilians to the International Space Station'







First space flight to take civilians to the International Space Station


First space flight to take civilians to the International Space Station

© 2021 Global News, a division of Corus Entertainment Inc.

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) [summary] => It?s been an exciting week for Dr. Shawna Pandya and her ?space friends.? The Brandon,... [atom_content] =>

It?s been an exciting week for Dr. Shawna Pandya and her ?space friends.?

The Brandon, Man.-born, Edmonton-raised physician, aquanaut and scientist-astronaut candidate has been fascinated by space travel as long as she can remember.

?Like a lot of kids, I wanted to be an astronaut growing up,? Pandya told Global News on Thursday.

Read more:

Roberta Bondar became Canada?s first woman in space 25 years ago

?I was tremendously inspired by Dr. Roberta Bondar, the first Canadian female astronaut in space. I simply looked at her background and said: ?She?s Canadian, I?m Canadian. She?s female, I?m female.

??So now all I have to do is go be a physician neuroscientist astronaut and then that?s my path.’?

Story continues below advertisement

And that?s what she did, earning a degree in neuroscience from the University of Alberta, studying medicine, then taking her Masters at the International Space University in France, which she describes as ?real-life Star Fleet Academy.?

?You learn all about everything related to space, whether it?s space law, space life sciences, space medicine.?


Click to play video: 'Canada?s first woman in space celebrates 25 years'







Canada?s first woman in space celebrates 25 years


Canada?s first woman in space celebrates 25 years ? Jan 31, 2017

Now, it?s her job to make space travel as safe as possible.

?The International Space University Masters program was the first time that I realized you could marry your passion for space and medicine and turn it into a career.?

Pandya serves as medical advisor to several space, medical and technology companies.

Dr. Shawna Pandya tests a next-generation Final Frontier IVA (intravehicular activity) spacesuit in microgravity during the 2018 PoSSUM parabolic flight campaign.

Courtesy: Kellie Gerardi

She wears a number of hats, including VP immersive medicine with Luxsonic Technologies, director of medical research at Orbital Assembly Construction, director of the International Institute of Astronautical Sciences (IIAS)/PoSSUM Space Medicine Group and clinical lecturer at the University of Alberta.

Story continues below advertisement

?Any opportunity there is to help develop our capabilities for human space flight, for exploration? to make space more accessible and safer ? I?m all about (it).?

?There?s so much going on. This is the best possible time to be alive for space and human space flight.?

Read more:

Jeff Bezos, Amazon founder, returns to Earth after Blue Origin space flight

This past week has been especially exciting.

Former Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and his three crewmates soared 107 kilometres above earth Tuesday, marking a successful space flight aboard his Blue Origin spacecraft.

The crew launched from Blue Origin?s Launch Site One facility in West Texas at 9 a.m. ET and were in flight for 10 minutes and 20 seconds. Bezos? trip comes nine days after Virgin Galactic?s Richard Branson flew about 85 km in the air aboard a rocket ship he helped fund.


Click to play video: 'Virgin Galactic?s Richard Branson beats out rival billionaire Jeff Bezos, reaches the stars'







Virgin Galactic?s Richard Branson beats out rival billionaire Jeff Bezos, reaches the stars


Virgin Galactic?s Richard Branson beats out rival billionaire Jeff Bezos, reaches the stars ? Jul 11, 2021

?I know people are going to have mixed feelings but this really is the beginning of a new era of accessibility,? Pandya said. ?And not just for who space has been traditionally for: the engineers, the pilots, the scientists.?

Story continues below advertisement

Dr. Shawna Pandya tests the Final Frontier Design EVA (extra-vehicular activity) spacesuit in a gravity offset system in the Canadian Space Agency?s High Bay during the 2019 Project PoSSUM gravity offset course.

Courtesy: Project Po UM

She believes humans? incredible curiosity opens up many possibilities.

?Space is that next platform. When we open up space, what happens next? That?s what really excites me about this particular era in human space flight.?

While Pandya thinks Bezos and Branson putting their ?butts in the seats? shows confidence in the technology, there was another crewmember she was even happier to see onboard.

?Wally Funk, who flew to space with Blue Origin, she was part of the initial Mercury 13, the 13 female Mercury-era astronauts who were screened as potential astronauts for NASA in the 60s but never flew due to gender bias.?

Read more:

5-year-old Alberta girl catches eye of Canadian Space Agency

Story continues below advertisement

Funk was at the top of her class in the Woman in Space Program in 1961. The ?Mercury 13? went through the same physiological and psychological tests as the astronauts selected by NASA and completed their training. But the program was cancelled and none of the 13 women ended up flying.

On July 20, Funk became the oldest person ever to fly to space at the age of 82.

?I was thrilled to see Wally Funk get her day this week,? Pandya said.

?That really was the ?let?s put someone deserving on this rocket who has paved the way, who has been a trailblazer, who has ignited dreams, who?s waited 62 years to go to space,? and she was great.?


Click to play video: 'New space race could mean more opportunities for private aerospace companies'







New space race could mean more opportunities for private aerospace companies


New space race could mean more opportunities for private aerospace companies

Pandya hopes she?ll be able to go to space someday. Commercial space travel is making that more likely.

Story continues below advertisement

?What?s been really exciting amidst these announcements of commercial space flights? my crewmate and my teammate Kellie Gerardi was announced as one of Virgin?s first scientist astronauts for a future flight.?

She says Gerardi, a citizen scientist and STEM influencer, is ?an amazing person? and ?perfect candidate.?

Read more:

All-female NASA astronaut team wraps up battery improvements outside ISS

?When we look at accessibility to space, it used to be for Caucasian military pilots,? Pandya said.

?This really is our time.

?This is the time we can bring the scientists, the researchers, but also people who haven?t traditionally had access to space ? these storytellers, the entrepreneurs and the artists ? to make use of space and create a whole new platform for creativity, for science, for research.?

Dr. Shawna Pandya tries on a Kirby-Morgan helmet during her Dive Medical Technician training at the Aquarius Reef Base.

Courtesy: World Extreme Medicine organization/Mark Hannaford

?This is simply the beginning. To be a part of that, to be alive in this time in history, to witness that? Myself and my space friends, have been watching and we?re so excited, we?re thrilled for what this means for future science, for engineering, for the future.?

Story continues below advertisement

Read more:

Mars scientist from Alberta excited to begin exploration after successful rover landing

Pandya herself contributed to the research. She just published a paper with the Association of Spaceflight Professionals on medical guidelines for commercial suborbital space flight.

?It?s been really, really exciting. It?s been a historic month for space travel.?


Click to play video: 'First space flight to take civilians to the International Space Station'







First space flight to take civilians to the International Space Station


First space flight to take civilians to the International Space Station

© 2021 Global News, a division of Corus Entertainment Inc.

.

[date_timestamp] => 1626999563 ) [1] => Array ( [title] => ?Griezmann is a Barcelona player but ? we are open to proposals?, says Laporta [link] => https://fuzzyskunk.com/griezmann-is-a-barcelona-player-but-we-are-open-to-proposals-says-laporta/ [dc] => Array ( [creator] => Susan Hall ) [pubdate] => Fri, 23 Jul 2021 00:16:41 +0000 [category] => International NewsAntoine GriezmannBarcelonaBarcelona - ESP.BARCELONAFirst division of SpainGriezmannJordi BlancoLaportaOpenplayerproposalsSpanish First Division [guid] => https://fuzzyskunk.com/griezmann-is-a-barcelona-player-but-we-are-open-to-proposals-says-laporta/ [description] => BARCELONA – Joan Laporta expressed himself studiously ambiguous this Thursday when asked about the future... [content] => Array ( [encoded] =>

BARCELONA – Joan Laporta expressed himself studiously ambiguous this Thursday when asked about the future that awaits Antoine Griezmann at Barcelona. The Barça president valued the French striker, took it for granted that “we have him” at the club but did not guarantee his permanence at Barça one hundred percent, revealing that “there has been interest in him” and agreeing that the market is open to many options “in exchange operations”.

The Barça leader did not refer directly to the publicized operation with Atlético de Madrid and revealed that Griezmann “is a Barça player, has a contract in force and unless some circumstance happens we have him. It is true that there have been movements in the market but it is still too early ?.

“The market moves and exchanges of players can take place”, intervened Mateu Alemany, invited by Laporta to explain the situation of the French player, of whom he said is “highly valued at the club and we are very happy with him” … Although He also advised that nothing can be taken for granted at this time. “We have to be open to all scenarios although it is not easy for anyone to come with an interesting proposal for him.”

QUIET

Griezmann, meanwhile, remains oblivious to all the media noise that is repeated around him and this Thursday he trained, being a party day, to accelerate his set-up. ESPN Deportes could learn from sources close to the footballer himself that his intention “has not changed” and that he remains “calm and firm” in his desire to continue at Barça.

Laporta finished the question by making it clear that the market “is still starting, hardly anything has moved and all the clubs are in difficulties. Griezmann has interested clubs and what we want to do is build our squad with a financial balance. We have no problem. with Antoine, we are delighted with him … But we are all professionals and we are open to all possible proposals “.

Rejecting some alleged statements to the newspaper L’Equipe by someone close to Antoine in which he revealed that ‘Antoine is not willing to accept any exit conditions simply because Barça is in a complicated situation’ (“this should be said in L’Equipe where it comes from “), the same source also denied a trip by the footballer’s sister to Barcelona to deal with the club” because she has a home in Barcelona and is already here “, although making it clear, once again, that from Barça no conversation has been held either with the player or with his sister, who represents him.

The French forward knows through third parties the possible interest of other clubs in his hiring but if necessary, revealed the source consulted, “he should always speak to Barcelona first”, stating that this is a scenario that is not being considered today. because there has not been any communication that makes him think that Barça was looking for a way out.

Laporta, however, was not so clear in his observations. Does Barça count on him? Yes. Is your stay at the club insured? Not so much…

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) [summary] => BARCELONA – Joan Laporta expressed himself studiously ambiguous this Thursday when asked about the future... [atom_content] =>

BARCELONA – Joan Laporta expressed himself studiously ambiguous this Thursday when asked about the future that awaits Antoine Griezmann at Barcelona. The Barça president valued the French striker, took it for granted that “we have him” at the club but did not guarantee his permanence at Barça one hundred percent, revealing that “there has been interest in him” and agreeing that the market is open to many options “in exchange operations”.

The Barça leader did not refer directly to the publicized operation with Atlético de Madrid and revealed that Griezmann “is a Barça player, has a contract in force and unless some circumstance happens we have him. It is true that there have been movements in the market but it is still too early ?.

“The market moves and exchanges of players can take place”, intervened Mateu Alemany, invited by Laporta to explain the situation of the French player, of whom he said is “highly valued at the club and we are very happy with him” … Although He also advised that nothing can be taken for granted at this time. “We have to be open to all scenarios although it is not easy for anyone to come with an interesting proposal for him.”

QUIET

Griezmann, meanwhile, remains oblivious to all the media noise that is repeated around him and this Thursday he trained, being a party day, to accelerate his set-up. ESPN Deportes could learn from sources close to the footballer himself that his intention “has not changed” and that he remains “calm and firm” in his desire to continue at Barça.

Laporta finished the question by making it clear that the market “is still starting, hardly anything has moved and all the clubs are in difficulties. Griezmann has interested clubs and what we want to do is build our squad with a financial balance. We have no problem. with Antoine, we are delighted with him … But we are all professionals and we are open to all possible proposals “.

Rejecting some alleged statements to the newspaper L’Equipe by someone close to Antoine in which he revealed that ‘Antoine is not willing to accept any exit conditions simply because Barça is in a complicated situation’ (“this should be said in L’Equipe where it comes from “), the same source also denied a trip by the footballer’s sister to Barcelona to deal with the club” because she has a home in Barcelona and is already here “, although making it clear, once again, that from Barça no conversation has been held either with the player or with his sister, who represents him.

The French forward knows through third parties the possible interest of other clubs in his hiring but if necessary, revealed the source consulted, “he should always speak to Barcelona first”, stating that this is a scenario that is not being considered today. because there has not been any communication that makes him think that Barça was looking for a way out.

Laporta, however, was not so clear in his observations. Does Barça count on him? Yes. Is your stay at the club insured? Not so much…

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[date_timestamp] => 1626999401 ) [2] => Array ( [title] => On the Internet, antivaxers looking for fake health passes [link] => https://fuzzyskunk.com/on-the-internet-antivaxers-looking-for-fake-health-passes/ [dc] => Array ( [creator] => Betty Foster ) [pubdate] => Fri, 23 Jul 2021 00:11:23 +0000 [category] => PlanetantivaxersfakehealthInternetpasses [guid] => https://fuzzyskunk.com/on-the-internet-antivaxers-looking-for-fake-health-passes/ [description] => A sign asks tourists to prepare their health pass for their visit to Mont-Saint-Michel (Manche),... [content] => Array ( [encoded] =>

?Anyone who wants the health pass, contact me privately. “ Since the announcement of the extension of the health pass, Monday, July 12, offers have emerged on the Internet for those resistant to vaccination. For a price of between 200 and 500 euros, it would be possible to obtain a false health pass, without having received the slightest drop of vaccine in the blood. Illegal offers which in many cases appear to be scams.

On Telegram messaging, a salesperson who calls himself “Generous” offers various options. For 100 euros, he reuses QR codes from ?real? health passes and adds the personal information of the person placing the order. The buyer then receives his fake certificate by email, which he can print and present for checks. However, when it is scanned, the data of the real pass holder will be displayed on the screen. In the event of control by the police, fraudsters incur up to three years in prison and a fine of 45,000 euros for forgery and use of forgery.

Article reserved for our subscribers Read also Covid-19: those involuntarily excluded from the health pass

The falsification of an already existing health pass is not the only strategy implemented by fraudsters. “Generous” also offers a health pass of“One or two doses” registered – according to his claims – on the Ameli account. “I have my neighbor who works for Social Security and I give her your contact details and your Sécu number, specifies the seller in his chat channel. She does what is necessary, and it will be official for French law. But as you can imagine, this solution is more expensive: 200 euros. “

This is the choice made by Samuel (all first names have been changed), commercial in the banking and insurance sector in the Toulouse region. He should get his fake health pass in two weeks, but has no certainty about the validity of the document. ?There are certainly scams, but even if the fake pass doesn’t work, don’t go to restaurants, to the movies, to the theater? I will survive. And at least I would have tried it. “

“Not easy” to get one

To avoid getting ripped off, Alexis, who works as a consultant, scoured many websites, including the dark Net, a parallel network that brings together a multitude of illegal activities. There are a few French forums where the subject is discussed, but no purchasing network per se. ?I browsed the ten most important online stores, but they did not offer anything related to the French pass, only for the American. “

You have 56.72% of this article to read. The rest is for subscribers only.

) [summary] => A sign asks tourists to prepare their health pass for their visit to Mont-Saint-Michel (Manche),... [atom_content] =>

?Anyone who wants the health pass, contact me privately. “ Since the announcement of the extension of the health pass, Monday, July 12, offers have emerged on the Internet for those resistant to vaccination. For a price of between 200 and 500 euros, it would be possible to obtain a false health pass, without having received the slightest drop of vaccine in the blood. Illegal offers which in many cases appear to be scams.

On Telegram messaging, a salesperson who calls himself “Generous” offers various options. For 100 euros, he reuses QR codes from ?real? health passes and adds the personal information of the person placing the order. The buyer then receives his fake certificate by email, which he can print and present for checks. However, when it is scanned, the data of the real pass holder will be displayed on the screen. In the event of control by the police, fraudsters incur up to three years in prison and a fine of 45,000 euros for forgery and use of forgery.

Article reserved for our subscribers Read also Covid-19: those involuntarily excluded from the health pass

The falsification of an already existing health pass is not the only strategy implemented by fraudsters. “Generous” also offers a health pass of“One or two doses” registered – according to his claims – on the Ameli account. “I have my neighbor who works for Social Security and I give her your contact details and your Sécu number, specifies the seller in his chat channel. She does what is necessary, and it will be official for French law. But as you can imagine, this solution is more expensive: 200 euros. “

This is the choice made by Samuel (all first names have been changed), commercial in the banking and insurance sector in the Toulouse region. He should get his fake health pass in two weeks, but has no certainty about the validity of the document. ?There are certainly scams, but even if the fake pass doesn’t work, don’t go to restaurants, to the movies, to the theater? I will survive. And at least I would have tried it. “

“Not easy” to get one

To avoid getting ripped off, Alexis, who works as a consultant, scoured many websites, including the dark Net, a parallel network that brings together a multitude of illegal activities. There are a few French forums where the subject is discussed, but no purchasing network per se. ?I browsed the ten most important online stores, but they did not offer anything related to the French pass, only for the American. “

You have 56.72% of this article to read. The rest is for subscribers only.

[date_timestamp] => 1626999083 ) [3] => Array ( [title] => Nancy Pelosi rejects two Republicans [link] => https://fuzzyskunk.com/nancy-pelosi-rejects-two-republicans/ [dc] => Array ( [creator] => Peter Crossley ) [pubdate] => Fri, 23 Jul 2021 00:03:39 +0000 [category] => Sporting NewsCongressescalationHouse of RepresentativesJoe BidenKevin McCarthyLiz CheneyNancyNancy PelosiPelosirejectsRepublicans [guid] => https://fuzzyskunk.com/nancy-pelosi-rejects-two-republicans/ [description] => Joe Biden demonstrated confidence. Although the well has been poisoned in the past four years,... [content] => Array ( [encoded] =>

Joe Biden demonstrated confidence. Although the well has been poisoned in the past four years, he thinks everything is beginning to move, said the president on Wednesday evening in a television discussion. Even if not overnight. As if to confirm it, the question of how to come to terms with the attack on the Capitol on January 6th had escalated in the foreseeable future in Congress.

Majid Sattar

Political correspondent for North America based in Washington.

Nancy Pelosi, the “spokeswoman” for the House of Representatives, had decided to take a step that is unusual even for the first chamber, which is always more combative than the Senate. The Democrat had turned down two Republican candidates for the committee of inquiry. Kevin McCarthy, the Republican minority leader, accused her of an unprecedented abuse of power and withdrew the three other members of the special committee he had nominated.

There is only one Republican on the body – Donald Trump’s intimate enemy Liz Cheney. Pelosi had offered the former number three of the Republican faction, which had recently lost their post under pressure from the former president, one of the Democratic seats on the committee of inquiry. And, to McCarthy’s indignation, Cheney had agreed. She was the leader of the group of Republicans who voted in January for the second impeachment against Trump for incitement to insurrection.

Commission was blocked in the Senate

The conflict had started in the Senate; of course, McCarthy also played a role in this. In May the House of Representatives voted to set up an independent commission, following the example of the investigation into the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. 35 moderate Republicans voted with a majority of Democrats. In the Senate, however, the commission was blocked: the Republican leadership ensured that the agenda item could not be called.

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McCarthy had urged his Senate colleagues to take the step on the grounds that, unlike the ?9/11? commission, the committee’s rules of procedure could be misused for party politics. In any case, the Democrats wanted to orchestrate the investigation in such a way that it would deliver ammunition to them for the congressional elections in autumn 2022. The presidential party countered that McCarthy had been forced by Trump to stop the investigation: If he had not followed Trump, he would do everything to undo McCarthy’s dream of replacing Pelosi as “speaker” after the congressional elections.

After the failure of the independent commission, Pelosi announced a parliamentary committee of inquiry. McCarthy then nominated MPs Jim Jordan and Jim Banks for the body on Monday. Jordan was Trump’s most important ally in Congress during the presidency. After the November election, he and Banks were among those spreading Trump’s narrative of electoral fraud. Banks had said after his nomination that the committee should investigate not only January 6, but also left-wing extremist riots last summer. Jordan even called the committee ?the third impeachment?.

Pelosi justified her step with the “respect for the integrity of the investigation”. McCarthy replied: “No committee in Congress will work if one person chooses all who can take part.” He now wants the Republicans to investigate why the Capitol Police were so poorly prepared on January 6 – and what responsibility Pelosi was for it sluggish.








Biden continues to rely on common sense: ?I don’t care if you think I am Satan born again.? The fact is: In view of the television images, it cannot be said that nothing happened on January 6th. “You can’t listen to people who say: That was a peaceful demonstration.”

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) [summary] => Joe Biden demonstrated confidence. Although the well has been poisoned in the past four years,... [atom_content] =>

Joe Biden demonstrated confidence. Although the well has been poisoned in the past four years, he thinks everything is beginning to move, said the president on Wednesday evening in a television discussion. Even if not overnight. As if to confirm it, the question of how to come to terms with the attack on the Capitol on January 6th had escalated in the foreseeable future in Congress.

Majid Sattar

Political correspondent for North America based in Washington.

Nancy Pelosi, the “spokeswoman” for the House of Representatives, had decided to take a step that is unusual even for the first chamber, which is always more combative than the Senate. The Democrat had turned down two Republican candidates for the committee of inquiry. Kevin McCarthy, the Republican minority leader, accused her of an unprecedented abuse of power and withdrew the three other members of the special committee he had nominated.

There is only one Republican on the body – Donald Trump’s intimate enemy Liz Cheney. Pelosi had offered the former number three of the Republican faction, which had recently lost their post under pressure from the former president, one of the Democratic seats on the committee of inquiry. And, to McCarthy’s indignation, Cheney had agreed. She was the leader of the group of Republicans who voted in January for the second impeachment against Trump for incitement to insurrection.

Commission was blocked in the Senate

The conflict had started in the Senate; of course, McCarthy also played a role in this. In May the House of Representatives voted to set up an independent commission, following the example of the investigation into the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. 35 moderate Republicans voted with a majority of Democrats. In the Senate, however, the commission was blocked: the Republican leadership ensured that the agenda item could not be called.

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McCarthy had urged his Senate colleagues to take the step on the grounds that, unlike the ?9/11? commission, the committee’s rules of procedure could be misused for party politics. In any case, the Democrats wanted to orchestrate the investigation in such a way that it would deliver ammunition to them for the congressional elections in autumn 2022. The presidential party countered that McCarthy had been forced by Trump to stop the investigation: If he had not followed Trump, he would do everything to undo McCarthy’s dream of replacing Pelosi as “speaker” after the congressional elections.

After the failure of the independent commission, Pelosi announced a parliamentary committee of inquiry. McCarthy then nominated MPs Jim Jordan and Jim Banks for the body on Monday. Jordan was Trump’s most important ally in Congress during the presidency. After the November election, he and Banks were among those spreading Trump’s narrative of electoral fraud. Banks had said after his nomination that the committee should investigate not only January 6, but also left-wing extremist riots last summer. Jordan even called the committee ?the third impeachment?.

Pelosi justified her step with the “respect for the integrity of the investigation”. McCarthy replied: “No committee in Congress will work if one person chooses all who can take part.” He now wants the Republicans to investigate why the Capitol Police were so poorly prepared on January 6 – and what responsibility Pelosi was for it sluggish.








Biden continues to rely on common sense: ?I don’t care if you think I am Satan born again.? The fact is: In view of the television images, it cannot be said that nothing happened on January 6th. “You can’t listen to people who say: That was a peaceful demonstration.”

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The number of new infections is increasing continuously, the fourth corona wave hits Germany in the worst case already in summer. At the same time, fewer and fewer people are being vaccinated. Can this work out, can we already cope with high incidences like in Great Britain?

The number of corona cases in Germany is rising again significantly, while at the same time the progress of vaccination is slowing down significantly. Although there is no threat of the same situation as at the beginning of the year, it is still a dangerous development. Because if the fourth wave piles up before the population is adequately protected, this could again lead to numerous serious illnesses and deaths.

Numbers are growing faster than a year ago

Since the seven-day incidence reached a low of around five new infections per 100,000 inhabitants at the beginning of July, the number of cases has been rising steadily again. At 12.2, the value is still very low – especially when compared to other European countries. But that could change quickly, because the curve is climbing much steeper than a year ago. At that time, Germany counted an increase of 432 new infections on a 7-day average on July 21, yesterday it was 1438.

In October 2020, the number of cases then exploded. At the beginning of the month there were still around 2000 new infections on a seven-day average, on November 1 there were already almost 15,000. But since the virus hit a completely unprotected population at the time, such a development is not to be expected this time – at least as long as you don’t follow the example of Great Britain and drop all the rules.

Incidences much higher in younger people

Because almost half of the German population has already been vaccinated twice, the overall incidences are not in themselves comparable. The number of cases is now significantly higher among younger people than among older people, who received a vaccine as a priority until June. The seven-day incidence in the 20- to 24-year-olds was 19 in the past week, and only 4 in the over 60-year-olds.

In Berlin, which currently occupies a top position in Germany with almost 23 cases per 100,000 inhabitants per week, the incidence among 20 to 24-year-olds has already reached almost 86 cases. The values ??for the neighboring age groups above and below are also quite high at just under 38 and around 65, while the incidences of those over 60 years of age remain between 0 and 5 new infections.

Delta variant reshuffles cards

But although almost 50 percent of the population now enjoys full vaccination protection, new infections in Germany could reach dangerous heights again in autumn, as the delta variant (B.1.6.17.2) has taken over the scepter.

Even the alpha mutant (B.1.1.7), which led to the fourth wave in winter with many sick and dead, was much more contagious than the original Sars-CoV-2 virus, Delta is even more dangerous. Because the variant is not only significantly more infectious, but also has so-called escape mutations, which enable him to partially bypass the vaccination protection. One dose therefore does not offer sufficient protection against the variant, and even those who have been completely vaccinated can become infected relatively frequently and possibly pass the virus on.

Simulator sees incidence at 150 in early October

As virologist Hendrik Streeck said in an ntv interview, the development of the next few weeks and months is difficult to predict, but he also “clearly” expects a fourth wave in autumn. According to the Saarland University’s Covid-19 simulator, the seven-day incidence could already be over 150 on October 1 and exceed 350 at the beginning of November.

In the model, vaccination progress is “priced in”, which increases significantly from a very low level in the 15- to 35-year-olds until October, but stagnates in the age groups above at a rate of around 85 percent. At the beginning of October, a little more than 70 percent of the population would have been vaccinated, but the quota would then no longer increase.

High vaccination rate is crucial

This is a modeling that should be treated with caution. It can be correct, but it can also be more or less off in the case of many uncertainties. The actual progress with the vaccinations is decisive for whether Germany rides the fourth wave relatively easily or is hit hard by it again.

The RKI has created models that run through various scenarios. The most important result: With the increasing dominance of the delta variant, the vaccination campaign should be continued with high intensity until at least 85 percent of the 12 – 59 year olds or 90 percent of the over 60 year olds are fully vaccinated against Covid-19.

Then, “in combination with basic hygiene measures and a slight reduction in contact behavior in autumn / winter, there should no longer be a sharp increase in intensive care bed occupancy due to Covid-19,” says the RKI’s epidemiological bulletin.

Impf motor stutters

The RKI also writes that it is crucial to motivate the population who have not yet been vaccinated to get vaccinated in the summer. That will be the crux of the campaign, but it doesn’t currently look like that goal can be achieved.

Currently only 48 percent of Germany’s residents have full vaccination protection. 60 percent received at least one dose, and it can be assumed that most of them will pick up the second too.

Otherwise, the willingness to vaccinate has apparently decreased significantly or many people are not reached. In mid-June, an average of around 860,000 people were vaccinated daily in Germany, now there are only a little more than 500,000 and the trend is pointing further down.

Many over 60 year olds are still unprotected

It cannot be due to a lack of vaccine. The availability of vaccines will soon “significantly” exceed the demand, stated the federal and state health ministers recently.

The problem with the sluggish vaccination progress is not only that the target quota could be missed by a long way by autumn. There is also a worrying number of elderly people who are still unprotected.

Nationwide yesterday only 76.4 percent of the over 60-year-olds were vaccinated. 84.6 percent received at least one dose. That means that many more of them are apparently not ready to be vaccinated at the moment. Proof of this is that the RKI bulletin was published on July 8th. A day earlier, 65.7 percent of those over 60 were fully protected and 83.1 percent of them had received a dose.

Not enough new first vaccinations

So there have only been very few initial vaccinations. The vaccination acceptance of this age group of 94.8 percent assumed by the RKI seems too high or people are not reached for other reasons.

There is more movement among all other adult Germans, but this group is still a long way from an 85 percent rate. 46.9 percent of 18 to 59 year olds have received both vaccine doses so far, 60.4 percent have at least one in their arms. On July 7th, 34 percent of those who had been completely vaccinated and 51.4 percent of those with a first dose were recorded.

Some federal states are lagging behind

There are major regional differences. In Saxony, for example, only 68.6 percent of people over 60 and 41.2 percent of 18 to 59 year olds are vaccinated twice. In Brandenburg it is 70.8 and 41.5 percent, in Saxony-Anhalt 73.8 and 40.6 percent, Thuringia comes to 71.2 and 43.3 percent.

Many Covid patients in intensive care units are also younger than 60 years.

(Photo: DIVI)

A fourth wave will be most dangerous for the unprotected over 60-year-olds, who, according to the DIVI intensive care register, still make up almost 60 percent of Covid 19 intensive care patients. But the 50 to 59 year olds also occupy almost a quarter of the beds and the 40 to 49 year olds, with almost ten percent, are also not allowed to feel too safe. All other adults come to less than 7 percent and only 0.8 percent of corona intensive care patients are children and adolescents.

65 percent is not enough

The prognoses of the RKI model are accordingly, if the vaccination quota for 12 to 59 year olds does not exceed 65 percent and people’s behavior does not change. Then up to 12,000 people could end up in intensive care because of Covid-19 by April 2022. According to the model, at 75 percent the number drops to below 7,500, at 85 percent below 5000, and at 95 percent below 3000.

The number of deaths is likely to rise significantly again in a strong 4th wave, but not as clearly as hospitalizations. Of all 91,106 corona deaths reported by July 13, 78,637 (86 percent) were 70 years and older, the median age was 84 years. The 60 to 69 year olds have 8,318 deaths, the 50 to 59 year olds 3093. In all younger age groups together there have so far only been around 1050 Covid-19 deaths.

Long-term damage not yet foreseeable

Long-Covid or Post-Covid could be a bigger problem for under 50-year-olds. The data on how many people have had severe symptoms such as exhaustion, memory disorders or dizziness long after a mild or even symptom-free illness is still very thin. Most experts believe that around 10 percent of Covid-19 cases are affected in one way or another. The self-help organization long-term Covid fears up to 100,000 cases by the end of 2021.

For Jördis Frommhold it is urgently necessary that one adjusts more to the post-Covid patients in Germany. She heads the department for respiratory diseases and allergies at Median Klinik Heiligendamm, which specializes in the rehabilitation of Covid-19 patients with long-term consequences. By May, 700 people from all over Germany had already turned to her. “It plays a crucial role that acute medicine and rehabilitation knowledge are linked,” she told ntv.de. It is also about correctly diagnosing post-Covid first.

Hardly any data on Long-Covid in children

Even less is known about Long-Covid in children. There are already patients who have massive symptoms, but not very many, pediatrician Johannes Huebner told ntv.de. He is the chairman of the German Society for Pediatric Infectious Diseases (DGPI).

Hübner sees a problem in the broad spectrum of long-covid symptoms. Mild symptoms such as sleep and concentration disorders are very difficult to differentiate from things “that we may all have that simply reflect the stressful situation in the context of the pandemic,” he says.

Another point is how to define Long-Covid, whether symptoms can still be detected after five, nine or twelve weeks. “The longer the time periods, the more of it naturally disappears,” says Hübner. The DGPI collects data on post-Covid in children and adolescents, but has not yet published any results.

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The number of new infections is increasing continuously, the fourth corona wave hits Germany in the worst case already in summer. At the same time, fewer and fewer people are being vaccinated. Can this work out, can we already cope with high incidences like in Great Britain?

The number of corona cases in Germany is rising again significantly, while at the same time the progress of vaccination is slowing down significantly. Although there is no threat of the same situation as at the beginning of the year, it is still a dangerous development. Because if the fourth wave piles up before the population is adequately protected, this could again lead to numerous serious illnesses and deaths.

Numbers are growing faster than a year ago

Since the seven-day incidence reached a low of around five new infections per 100,000 inhabitants at the beginning of July, the number of cases has been rising steadily again. At 12.2, the value is still very low – especially when compared to other European countries. But that could change quickly, because the curve is climbing much steeper than a year ago. At that time, Germany counted an increase of 432 new infections on a 7-day average on July 21, yesterday it was 1438.

In October 2020, the number of cases then exploded. At the beginning of the month there were still around 2000 new infections on a seven-day average, on November 1 there were already almost 15,000. But since the virus hit a completely unprotected population at the time, such a development is not to be expected this time – at least as long as you don’t follow the example of Great Britain and drop all the rules.

Incidences much higher in younger people

Because almost half of the German population has already been vaccinated twice, the overall incidences are not in themselves comparable. The number of cases is now significantly higher among younger people than among older people, who received a vaccine as a priority until June. The seven-day incidence in the 20- to 24-year-olds was 19 in the past week, and only 4 in the over 60-year-olds.

In Berlin, which currently occupies a top position in Germany with almost 23 cases per 100,000 inhabitants per week, the incidence among 20 to 24-year-olds has already reached almost 86 cases. The values ??for the neighboring age groups above and below are also quite high at just under 38 and around 65, while the incidences of those over 60 years of age remain between 0 and 5 new infections.

Delta variant reshuffles cards

But although almost 50 percent of the population now enjoys full vaccination protection, new infections in Germany could reach dangerous heights again in autumn, as the delta variant (B.1.6.17.2) has taken over the scepter.

Even the alpha mutant (B.1.1.7), which led to the fourth wave in winter with many sick and dead, was much more contagious than the original Sars-CoV-2 virus, Delta is even more dangerous. Because the variant is not only significantly more infectious, but also has so-called escape mutations, which enable him to partially bypass the vaccination protection. One dose therefore does not offer sufficient protection against the variant, and even those who have been completely vaccinated can become infected relatively frequently and possibly pass the virus on.

Simulator sees incidence at 150 in early October

As virologist Hendrik Streeck said in an ntv interview, the development of the next few weeks and months is difficult to predict, but he also “clearly” expects a fourth wave in autumn. According to the Saarland University’s Covid-19 simulator, the seven-day incidence could already be over 150 on October 1 and exceed 350 at the beginning of November.

In the model, vaccination progress is “priced in”, which increases significantly from a very low level in the 15- to 35-year-olds until October, but stagnates in the age groups above at a rate of around 85 percent. At the beginning of October, a little more than 70 percent of the population would have been vaccinated, but the quota would then no longer increase.

High vaccination rate is crucial

This is a modeling that should be treated with caution. It can be correct, but it can also be more or less off in the case of many uncertainties. The actual progress with the vaccinations is decisive for whether Germany rides the fourth wave relatively easily or is hit hard by it again.

The RKI has created models that run through various scenarios. The most important result: With the increasing dominance of the delta variant, the vaccination campaign should be continued with high intensity until at least 85 percent of the 12 – 59 year olds or 90 percent of the over 60 year olds are fully vaccinated against Covid-19.

Then, “in combination with basic hygiene measures and a slight reduction in contact behavior in autumn / winter, there should no longer be a sharp increase in intensive care bed occupancy due to Covid-19,” says the RKI’s epidemiological bulletin.

Impf motor stutters

The RKI also writes that it is crucial to motivate the population who have not yet been vaccinated to get vaccinated in the summer. That will be the crux of the campaign, but it doesn’t currently look like that goal can be achieved.

Currently only 48 percent of Germany’s residents have full vaccination protection. 60 percent received at least one dose, and it can be assumed that most of them will pick up the second too.

Otherwise, the willingness to vaccinate has apparently decreased significantly or many people are not reached. In mid-June, an average of around 860,000 people were vaccinated daily in Germany, now there are only a little more than 500,000 and the trend is pointing further down.

Many over 60 year olds are still unprotected

It cannot be due to a lack of vaccine. The availability of vaccines will soon “significantly” exceed the demand, stated the federal and state health ministers recently.

The problem with the sluggish vaccination progress is not only that the target quota could be missed by a long way by autumn. There is also a worrying number of elderly people who are still unprotected.

Nationwide yesterday only 76.4 percent of the over 60-year-olds were vaccinated. 84.6 percent received at least one dose. That means that many more of them are apparently not ready to be vaccinated at the moment. Proof of this is that the RKI bulletin was published on July 8th. A day earlier, 65.7 percent of those over 60 were fully protected and 83.1 percent of them had received a dose.

Not enough new first vaccinations

So there have only been very few initial vaccinations. The vaccination acceptance of this age group of 94.8 percent assumed by the RKI seems too high or people are not reached for other reasons.

There is more movement among all other adult Germans, but this group is still a long way from an 85 percent rate. 46.9 percent of 18 to 59 year olds have received both vaccine doses so far, 60.4 percent have at least one in their arms. On July 7th, 34 percent of those who had been completely vaccinated and 51.4 percent of those with a first dose were recorded.

Some federal states are lagging behind

There are major regional differences. In Saxony, for example, only 68.6 percent of people over 60 and 41.2 percent of 18 to 59 year olds are vaccinated twice. In Brandenburg it is 70.8 and 41.5 percent, in Saxony-Anhalt 73.8 and 40.6 percent, Thuringia comes to 71.2 and 43.3 percent.

Many Covid patients in intensive care units are also younger than 60 years.

(Photo: DIVI)

A fourth wave will be most dangerous for the unprotected over 60-year-olds, who, according to the DIVI intensive care register, still make up almost 60 percent of Covid 19 intensive care patients. But the 50 to 59 year olds also occupy almost a quarter of the beds and the 40 to 49 year olds, with almost ten percent, are also not allowed to feel too safe. All other adults come to less than 7 percent and only 0.8 percent of corona intensive care patients are children and adolescents.

65 percent is not enough

The prognoses of the RKI model are accordingly, if the vaccination quota for 12 to 59 year olds does not exceed 65 percent and people’s behavior does not change. Then up to 12,000 people could end up in intensive care because of Covid-19 by April 2022. According to the model, at 75 percent the number drops to below 7,500, at 85 percent below 5000, and at 95 percent below 3000.

The number of deaths is likely to rise significantly again in a strong 4th wave, but not as clearly as hospitalizations. Of all 91,106 corona deaths reported by July 13, 78,637 (86 percent) were 70 years and older, the median age was 84 years. The 60 to 69 year olds have 8,318 deaths, the 50 to 59 year olds 3093. In all younger age groups together there have so far only been around 1050 Covid-19 deaths.

Long-term damage not yet foreseeable

Long-Covid or Post-Covid could be a bigger problem for under 50-year-olds. The data on how many people have had severe symptoms such as exhaustion, memory disorders or dizziness long after a mild or even symptom-free illness is still very thin. Most experts believe that around 10 percent of Covid-19 cases are affected in one way or another. The self-help organization long-term Covid fears up to 100,000 cases by the end of 2021.

For Jördis Frommhold it is urgently necessary that one adjusts more to the post-Covid patients in Germany. She heads the department for respiratory diseases and allergies at Median Klinik Heiligendamm, which specializes in the rehabilitation of Covid-19 patients with long-term consequences. By May, 700 people from all over Germany had already turned to her. “It plays a crucial role that acute medicine and rehabilitation knowledge are linked,” she told ntv.de. It is also about correctly diagnosing post-Covid first.

Hardly any data on Long-Covid in children

Even less is known about Long-Covid in children. There are already patients who have massive symptoms, but not very many, pediatrician Johannes Huebner told ntv.de. He is the chairman of the German Society for Pediatric Infectious Diseases (DGPI).

Hübner sees a problem in the broad spectrum of long-covid symptoms. Mild symptoms such as sleep and concentration disorders are very difficult to differentiate from things “that we may all have that simply reflect the stressful situation in the context of the pandemic,” he says.

Another point is how to define Long-Covid, whether symptoms can still be detected after five, nine or twelve weeks. “The longer the time periods, the more of it naturally disappears,” says Hübner. The DGPI collects data on post-Covid in children and adolescents, but has not yet published any results.

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The former TNT champion triumphs in the Coffin Match against Ethan Page, closing the first part of Fyter Fest with a bang. For the second, with two other titles up for grabs, the appointment is at 10pm on Friday on Sky Sport Arena

Great show was expected from the first night of Fyter Fest and expectations were not disappointed. The action in the ring was of high quality and there was no lack of important developments in the ?hottest? events of the federation. And the public rewarded the AEW, bringing Dynamite back over one million spectators to the United States, despite very strong direct competition in Game 4 of the NBA Finals. To shine most of all was, once again, Darby Allin, now a main event certainty. Darby became the protagonist of yet another test of courage to the limits of unconsciousness, thanks to which he defeated “All Ego” Ethan Page in the first All Elite Wrestling Coffin Match. And not happy with having closed the arch rival in only, he also broke it, throwing himself on it with a tremendous Coffin Drop. A memorable moment that closed a show that was certainly not stingy with emotions.

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Fyter Fest had opened with the winning defense of the US IWGP title by Jon Moxley, against a tough Karl Anderson, author of probably his best single performance in recent times. But for the new father Moxley there is no time to rest on his laurels, given that on the second night of Fyter Fest he will have to defend the title again against Lance Archer, the wrestler from whom he had snatched it on January 4, 2020 during the 14th edition of Wrestle Kingdom, the most important event of New Japan Pro Wrestling. And the stipulation will be the same as seen in that epic Tokyo Dome challenge: a Texas Death Match, or a match in which victory can only be achieved by making it impossible for the opponent to respond to a count of 10. Moxley has a favorable record with the ?Murderhawk Monster?, defeated even when the AEW title was up for grabs, in the special episode for the first anniversary of Dynamite. But this time the Texan Archer will play at home, a Dallas, and will be even more motivated after multiple assaults on several failed titles.

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Other results of the first evening of Fyter Fest

A particularly awaited match was the one between two veterans of the ring, Matt Hardy e Christian Cage, rivals for 23 years in which they have written indelible pages of wrestling history, especially for the tag team category. This time, in an individual match, it was Christian who prevailed, keeping his own intact unbeatable in AEW. It is natural to think that he will be fighting for a title very soon. Whoever won a title at Fyter Fest is “Absolute” Ricky Starks which, after returning from a bad neck injury, he defeated Brian Cage for the unofficially recognized FTW title, in the fratricidal clash within a Team Taz that openly sided in Starks’ favor, facilitating his victory with coordinated interference from Hook and Powerhouse Hobbs. With the symbol of Taz’s spiritual legacy in his hands, Starks effectively becomes the leader “In the field” of the faction, while Cage is essentially defenestrated. It will be interesting to see the reaction, which certainly will not fail, of “The Machine”. In the other matches of the evening, “The Magical Girl” Yuka Sakazaki made his return to AEW by defeating rather smoothly Penelope Ford, while Sammy guevara he reaffirmed his state of grace by getting rid of the promising in a few minutes Wheeler Yuta.

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Cody and Malakai Black: the rivalry takes off

After the surprising debut at Road Rager, Malakai Black made his second appearance in AEW. This time openly called into question by Cody Rhodes, who the week before had been the victim, along with Coach Arn Anderson, of the terrifying spin of the former Tommy End. Black did not allow himself to be prayed, and after attributing last week’s assault to the fact that he would no longer see in Cody, the spark of yesteryear, responded to the American Nightmare challenge by appearing in the ring. The audience of Austin was in raptures, anticipating the physical confrontation between the two, which was prevented by the rapid intervention of the security. The feeling is that the showdown has only been postponed.

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Hangman Page and Jericho: obstacle courses

What “Hangman” has in common Adam Page e Chris Jericho? In addition to being the two wrestlers who played the match for the assignment of the inaugural AEW title, with Jericho’s victory over Page at All Out 2019, the two also share the fact that they are currently forced to face real obstacle courses to achieve their goals. Page has finally overcome all hesitation, launching the challenge to former friend and tag teammate Kenny Omega. But ?The Cleaner? has re-launched, offering the Cowboy a 5v5 knockout match between the Elite and a team of Page and 4 members of the Dark Order. If Hangman and Co. win, not only Page can get the match for title AEW craving, but the Dark Order will win an opportunity for AEW tag team titles against the Young Bucks. If the Elite were to triumph, both Hangman and its allies would have to give up any titled ambition. It has not yet been set data of the match, but it is reasonable to think that it will take place in the next few weeks, probably already at Fight For The Fallen. On the second night of Fyter Fest, Chris Jericho will have to undergo the first of the ?5 Toils of Jericho?, to which MJF will force him to get one last match with him. The opponent of ?Le Champion? will be a member of the Pinnacle, Shawn Spears, nicknamed ?The Chairman? for his ability to use chairs as a blunt object. And for the stipulation chosen by MJF, Spears will have the right to use his favorite weapon during the match, a possibility that will instead be denied to Jericho. It follows that the first stage of the “via crucis” imposed by the leader of the Pinnacle on his rival appears rather burdensome and difficult to overcome.

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Fyter Fest – Night 2: Britt Baker’s first defense

The second evening of Fyter Fest it will also be the scene of the first defense of the AEW women’s title by Britt Baker. The Doctor will face a particularly threatening rival, who has already shown that she can beat her also in 2021: the “Native Beast” Nyla Rose. A decidedly insidious stumbling block for Britt, who, however, appears very launched and very sure of her own means, also thanks to the support of a public which is more and more conquering. To complete the succulent card of the evening, the clash between Orange Cassidy e The Blade, the challenge between “the Elite Hunter” Frankie Kazarian and Good Brothers member Doc Gallows and the return to the ring of Darby Allin, who will meet with the young Wheeler Yuta. Appointment for Friday at 22.00 on Sky Sport Arena.

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The former TNT champion triumphs in the Coffin Match against Ethan Page, closing the first part of Fyter Fest with a bang. For the second, with two other titles up for grabs, the appointment is at 10pm on Friday on Sky Sport Arena

Great show was expected from the first night of Fyter Fest and expectations were not disappointed. The action in the ring was of high quality and there was no lack of important developments in the ?hottest? events of the federation. And the public rewarded the AEW, bringing Dynamite back over one million spectators to the United States, despite very strong direct competition in Game 4 of the NBA Finals. To shine most of all was, once again, Darby Allin, now a main event certainty. Darby became the protagonist of yet another test of courage to the limits of unconsciousness, thanks to which he defeated “All Ego” Ethan Page in the first All Elite Wrestling Coffin Match. And not happy with having closed the arch rival in only, he also broke it, throwing himself on it with a tremendous Coffin Drop. A memorable moment that closed a show that was certainly not stingy with emotions.

Moxley remains US IWGP champion. For him now Lance Archer

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AEW Wrestling: Malakai Black’s shocking debut

Fyter Fest had opened with the winning defense of the US IWGP title by Jon Moxley, against a tough Karl Anderson, author of probably his best single performance in recent times. But for the new father Moxley there is no time to rest on his laurels, given that on the second night of Fyter Fest he will have to defend the title again against Lance Archer, the wrestler from whom he had snatched it on January 4, 2020 during the 14th edition of Wrestle Kingdom, the most important event of New Japan Pro Wrestling. And the stipulation will be the same as seen in that epic Tokyo Dome challenge: a Texas Death Match, or a match in which victory can only be achieved by making it impossible for the opponent to respond to a count of 10. Moxley has a favorable record with the ?Murderhawk Monster?, defeated even when the AEW title was up for grabs, in the special episode for the first anniversary of Dynamite. But this time the Texan Archer will play at home, a Dallas, and will be even more motivated after multiple assaults on several failed titles.

Wrestling AEW

Other results of the first evening of Fyter Fest

A particularly awaited match was the one between two veterans of the ring, Matt Hardy e Christian Cage, rivals for 23 years in which they have written indelible pages of wrestling history, especially for the tag team category. This time, in an individual match, it was Christian who prevailed, keeping his own intact unbeatable in AEW. It is natural to think that he will be fighting for a title very soon. Whoever won a title at Fyter Fest is “Absolute” Ricky Starks which, after returning from a bad neck injury, he defeated Brian Cage for the unofficially recognized FTW title, in the fratricidal clash within a Team Taz that openly sided in Starks’ favor, facilitating his victory with coordinated interference from Hook and Powerhouse Hobbs. With the symbol of Taz’s spiritual legacy in his hands, Starks effectively becomes the leader “In the field” of the faction, while Cage is essentially defenestrated. It will be interesting to see the reaction, which certainly will not fail, of “The Machine”. In the other matches of the evening, “The Magical Girl” Yuka Sakazaki made his return to AEW by defeating rather smoothly Penelope Ford, while Sammy guevara he reaffirmed his state of grace by getting rid of the promising in a few minutes Wheeler Yuta.

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Cody and Malakai Black: the rivalry takes off

After the surprising debut at Road Rager, Malakai Black made his second appearance in AEW. This time openly called into question by Cody Rhodes, who the week before had been the victim, along with Coach Arn Anderson, of the terrifying spin of the former Tommy End. Black did not allow himself to be prayed, and after attributing last week’s assault to the fact that he would no longer see in Cody, the spark of yesteryear, responded to the American Nightmare challenge by appearing in the ring. The audience of Austin was in raptures, anticipating the physical confrontation between the two, which was prevented by the rapid intervention of the security. The feeling is that the showdown has only been postponed.

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Hangman Page and Jericho: obstacle courses

What “Hangman” has in common Adam Page e Chris Jericho? In addition to being the two wrestlers who played the match for the assignment of the inaugural AEW title, with Jericho’s victory over Page at All Out 2019, the two also share the fact that they are currently forced to face real obstacle courses to achieve their goals. Page has finally overcome all hesitation, launching the challenge to former friend and tag teammate Kenny Omega. But ?The Cleaner? has re-launched, offering the Cowboy a 5v5 knockout match between the Elite and a team of Page and 4 members of the Dark Order. If Hangman and Co. win, not only Page can get the match for title AEW craving, but the Dark Order will win an opportunity for AEW tag team titles against the Young Bucks. If the Elite were to triumph, both Hangman and its allies would have to give up any titled ambition. It has not yet been set data of the match, but it is reasonable to think that it will take place in the next few weeks, probably already at Fight For The Fallen. On the second night of Fyter Fest, Chris Jericho will have to undergo the first of the ?5 Toils of Jericho?, to which MJF will force him to get one last match with him. The opponent of ?Le Champion? will be a member of the Pinnacle, Shawn Spears, nicknamed ?The Chairman? for his ability to use chairs as a blunt object. And for the stipulation chosen by MJF, Spears will have the right to use his favorite weapon during the match, a possibility that will instead be denied to Jericho. It follows that the first stage of the “via crucis” imposed by the leader of the Pinnacle on his rival appears rather burdensome and difficult to overcome.

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Fyter Fest – Night 2: Britt Baker’s first defense

The second evening of Fyter Fest it will also be the scene of the first defense of the AEW women’s title by Britt Baker. The Doctor will face a particularly threatening rival, who has already shown that she can beat her also in 2021: the “Native Beast” Nyla Rose. A decidedly insidious stumbling block for Britt, who, however, appears very launched and very sure of her own means, also thanks to the support of a public which is more and more conquering. To complete the succulent card of the evening, the clash between Orange Cassidy e The Blade, the challenge between “the Elite Hunter” Frankie Kazarian and Good Brothers member Doc Gallows and the return to the ring of Darby Allin, who will meet with the young Wheeler Yuta. Appointment for Friday at 22.00 on Sky Sport Arena.

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[date_timestamp] => 1626997950 ) [6] => Array ( [title] => Judges reject Viasat?s plea to stop SpaceX Starlink satellite launches [link] => https://fuzzyskunk.com/judges-reject-viasats-plea-to-stop-spacex-starlink-satellite-launches/ [dc] => Array ( [creator] => Harry Rivers ) [pubdate] => Thu, 22 Jul 2021 23:43:48 +0000 [category] => SpacejudgeslaunchesplearejectsatelliteSpaceXStarlinkstopViasats [guid] => https://fuzzyskunk.com/judges-reject-viasats-plea-to-stop-spacex-starlink-satellite-launches/ [description] => Enlarge / 60 Starlink satellites stacked for launch at SpaceX facility in Cape Canaveral, Florida.... [content] => Array ( [encoded] =>

Enlarge / 60 Starlink satellites stacked for launch at SpaceX facility in Cape Canaveral, Florida.

SpaceX can keep launching broadband satellites despite a lawsuit filed by Viasat, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday.

Viasat sued the Federal Communications Commission in May and asked judges for a stay that would halt SpaceX’s ongoing launches of low Earth orbit (LEO) satellites that power Starlink Internet service. To get a stay, Viasat had to show that it is likely to win its lawsuit alleging that the FCC improperly approved the satellite launches.

A three-judge panel at the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit was not persuaded, saying in a short order that “Viasat has not satisfied the stringent requirements for a stay pending court review.” The judges did grant a motion to expedite the appeal, however, so the case should move faster than normal.

Viasat fears Starlink competition

Viasat is worried that its slower Internet service delivered from geostationary satellites will lose customers once Starlink is out of beta and more widely available. Viasat has some LEO-satellite plans but nothing close to the thousands of satellites that SpaceX is launching or the 1,500 or so SpaceX already has in operation.

Viasat alleged that the FCC did not comply with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) when it approved SpaceX satellite launches because the commission “refused to conduct any environmental assessment.” Viasat told the DC Circuit court that SpaceX launches should be halted because of potential environmental harms when satellites are taken out of orbit; light pollution that alters the night sky; orbital debris; collision risks that may affect Viasat; and because “Viasat will suffer unwarranted competitive injury.”

“This court is likely to vacate the [FCC] order and direct the commission to conduct at least some NEPA review of Starlink,” Viasat wrote. “Any [SpaceX] launches should occur after that review, not before. This court should stay the order pending its review.”

Viasat argued that a stay won’t harm SpaceX much if the FCC order is ultimately upheld. “If this court upholds the commission’s NEPA ruling, the only effect of the stay would be to delay SpaceX’s ability to launch satellites pursuant to the [FCC] order by some number of months,” Viasat wrote.

Viasat?s limited low Earth plans

Viasat explained its financial concerns by writing that SpaceX “intends to use its environmentally irresponsible constellation to extend its reach geographically and directly compete with Viasat. The rate at which SpaceX is launching satellites makes both the extent and risk of harm during this appeal particularly high.”

Viasat said it “operates at least one satellite at the same altitude as Starlink” and that it has a “contract with the Department of Defense to operate a high-value LEO satellite in the same orbital range as the Starlink satellites, which it intends to launch in the next six to twelve months.” Viasat alleged that “failed SpaceX satellites and debris from a collision involving a SpaceX satellite can damage, disable, or destroy Viasat’s satellites.”

Dish Network is also fighting SpaceX’s FCC approval, and Dish’s case was consolidated with Viasat’s appeal. The judges set an August 6 deadline for Viasat and Dish to file opening briefs. The FCC will have until September 21, and SpaceX will have a deadline of September 28. Dish and Viasat will have until October 12 to file replies, and final briefs are due October 26. Oral arguments will follow “on the first appropriate date” after briefs.

FCC defends SpaceX license

The FCC and SpaceX last month filed briefs opposing Viasat’s motion for a stay. The FCC told judges that it “closely examined and reasonably rejected Viasat’s claims… As to each category of alleged environmental impact, the Commission considered the alleged effect in detail and found insufficient evidence that SpaceX’s license modification… requires further review.”

The FCC has given SpaceX several approvals of satellite launches. In 2018, the FCC approved 4,408 satellites at altitudes of 1,100-1,300 km. In 2019, the agency granted a license modification that cut the orbital altitude of 1,584 of those satellites in half.

The FCC order that Viasat challenged was another license modification granted in April 2021 that lowered the altitude of the remaining 2,824 satellites to 540-570 km. The FCC said in its court brief that the license change fell into a category “of actions that normally do not have a significant effect on the human environment.” Under this “categorical exclusion,” a review is not required by NEPA except in “extraordinary circumstances” in which there may be “significant environmental impact,” the FCC said.

The FCC did require SpaceX to explain how it will prevent orbital debris, collisions in space, and casualties upon satellite reentry. The FCC also imposed conditions on the license.

“SpaceX’s orbital debris mitigation plan explained that the satellites are capable of maneuvering to avoid collisions and that the lower altitude helps minimize debris by ensuring satellites more quickly descend into the atmosphere and are destroyed at the end of their useful lives,” the FCC told judges. “SpaceX also addressed the potential casualty risk resulting from portions of satellites surviving reentry by explaining that SpaceX had revised the design of all but the initial 75 satellites so that ‘no components of… the satellite will survive atmospheric re-entry, reducing casualty risk to zero.'” The FCC said it “granted the modification with conditions including compliance with current and future orbital debris rules.”

SpaceX also has FCC approval for another 7,500 satellites with even lower orbits.

FCC and SpaceX in sync

The FCC had more arguments against Viasat’s motion, telling judges that Viasat “relies on speculative assertions of primarily economic harm that do not demonstrate a likelihood that Viasat has standing, much less show irreparable injury justifying the extraordinary remedy of a stay pending appeal.” Halting the satellite launches would create harm “to SpaceX and to the public interest in advancing broadband satellite service to remote or underserved areas of the United States,” the FCC said.

SpaceX’s filing alleged that Viasat made a “transparent bid to co-opt the National Environmental Policy Act and the procedure for extraordinary stay relief as weapons of commercial warfare,” adding:

Viasat’s newfound environmentalism is belied by its actions at every turn. Viasat failed to raise any environmental concerns in connection with any other satellite authorization, including SpaceX’s authorization to operate Starlink satellites at a different altitude and its prior request (nearly identical to the one at issue here) to lower many of those satellites. To the contrary, Viasat?a non-US licensee that has previously sought to escape Commission regulation altogether?ultimately relies on “competitive harm” to support its stay request. But stifling competition and protecting profits is not what NEPA is about.

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Enlarge / 60 Starlink satellites stacked for launch at SpaceX facility in Cape Canaveral, Florida.

SpaceX can keep launching broadband satellites despite a lawsuit filed by Viasat, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday.

Viasat sued the Federal Communications Commission in May and asked judges for a stay that would halt SpaceX’s ongoing launches of low Earth orbit (LEO) satellites that power Starlink Internet service. To get a stay, Viasat had to show that it is likely to win its lawsuit alleging that the FCC improperly approved the satellite launches.

A three-judge panel at the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit was not persuaded, saying in a short order that “Viasat has not satisfied the stringent requirements for a stay pending court review.” The judges did grant a motion to expedite the appeal, however, so the case should move faster than normal.

Viasat fears Starlink competition

Viasat is worried that its slower Internet service delivered from geostationary satellites will lose customers once Starlink is out of beta and more widely available. Viasat has some LEO-satellite plans but nothing close to the thousands of satellites that SpaceX is launching or the 1,500 or so SpaceX already has in operation.

Viasat alleged that the FCC did not comply with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) when it approved SpaceX satellite launches because the commission “refused to conduct any environmental assessment.” Viasat told the DC Circuit court that SpaceX launches should be halted because of potential environmental harms when satellites are taken out of orbit; light pollution that alters the night sky; orbital debris; collision risks that may affect Viasat; and because “Viasat will suffer unwarranted competitive injury.”

“This court is likely to vacate the [FCC] order and direct the commission to conduct at least some NEPA review of Starlink,” Viasat wrote. “Any [SpaceX] launches should occur after that review, not before. This court should stay the order pending its review.”

Viasat argued that a stay won’t harm SpaceX much if the FCC order is ultimately upheld. “If this court upholds the commission’s NEPA ruling, the only effect of the stay would be to delay SpaceX’s ability to launch satellites pursuant to the [FCC] order by some number of months,” Viasat wrote.

Viasat?s limited low Earth plans

Viasat explained its financial concerns by writing that SpaceX “intends to use its environmentally irresponsible constellation to extend its reach geographically and directly compete with Viasat. The rate at which SpaceX is launching satellites makes both the extent and risk of harm during this appeal particularly high.”

Viasat said it “operates at least one satellite at the same altitude as Starlink” and that it has a “contract with the Department of Defense to operate a high-value LEO satellite in the same orbital range as the Starlink satellites, which it intends to launch in the next six to twelve months.” Viasat alleged that “failed SpaceX satellites and debris from a collision involving a SpaceX satellite can damage, disable, or destroy Viasat’s satellites.”

Dish Network is also fighting SpaceX’s FCC approval, and Dish’s case was consolidated with Viasat’s appeal. The judges set an August 6 deadline for Viasat and Dish to file opening briefs. The FCC will have until September 21, and SpaceX will have a deadline of September 28. Dish and Viasat will have until October 12 to file replies, and final briefs are due October 26. Oral arguments will follow “on the first appropriate date” after briefs.

FCC defends SpaceX license

The FCC and SpaceX last month filed briefs opposing Viasat’s motion for a stay. The FCC told judges that it “closely examined and reasonably rejected Viasat’s claims… As to each category of alleged environmental impact, the Commission considered the alleged effect in detail and found insufficient evidence that SpaceX’s license modification… requires further review.”

The FCC has given SpaceX several approvals of satellite launches. In 2018, the FCC approved 4,408 satellites at altitudes of 1,100-1,300 km. In 2019, the agency granted a license modification that cut the orbital altitude of 1,584 of those satellites in half.

The FCC order that Viasat challenged was another license modification granted in April 2021 that lowered the altitude of the remaining 2,824 satellites to 540-570 km. The FCC said in its court brief that the license change fell into a category “of actions that normally do not have a significant effect on the human environment.” Under this “categorical exclusion,” a review is not required by NEPA except in “extraordinary circumstances” in which there may be “significant environmental impact,” the FCC said.

The FCC did require SpaceX to explain how it will prevent orbital debris, collisions in space, and casualties upon satellite reentry. The FCC also imposed conditions on the license.

“SpaceX’s orbital debris mitigation plan explained that the satellites are capable of maneuvering to avoid collisions and that the lower altitude helps minimize debris by ensuring satellites more quickly descend into the atmosphere and are destroyed at the end of their useful lives,” the FCC told judges. “SpaceX also addressed the potential casualty risk resulting from portions of satellites surviving reentry by explaining that SpaceX had revised the design of all but the initial 75 satellites so that ‘no components of… the satellite will survive atmospheric re-entry, reducing casualty risk to zero.'” The FCC said it “granted the modification with conditions including compliance with current and future orbital debris rules.”

SpaceX also has FCC approval for another 7,500 satellites with even lower orbits.

FCC and SpaceX in sync

The FCC had more arguments against Viasat’s motion, telling judges that Viasat “relies on speculative assertions of primarily economic harm that do not demonstrate a likelihood that Viasat has standing, much less show irreparable injury justifying the extraordinary remedy of a stay pending appeal.” Halting the satellite launches would create harm “to SpaceX and to the public interest in advancing broadband satellite service to remote or underserved areas of the United States,” the FCC said.

SpaceX’s filing alleged that Viasat made a “transparent bid to co-opt the National Environmental Policy Act and the procedure for extraordinary stay relief as weapons of commercial warfare,” adding:

Viasat’s newfound environmentalism is belied by its actions at every turn. Viasat failed to raise any environmental concerns in connection with any other satellite authorization, including SpaceX’s authorization to operate Starlink satellites at a different altitude and its prior request (nearly identical to the one at issue here) to lower many of those satellites. To the contrary, Viasat?a non-US licensee that has previously sought to escape Commission regulation altogether?ultimately relies on “competitive harm” to support its stay request. But stifling competition and protecting profits is not what NEPA is about.

[date_timestamp] => 1626997428 ) [7] => Array ( [title] => ?An invitation not to be vaccinated is an invitation to die?. Delta variant, what Italy risks ? Libero Quotidiano [link] => https://fuzzyskunk.com/an-invitation-not-to-be-vaccinated-is-an-invitation-to-die-delta-variant-what-italy-risks-libero-quotidiano/ [dc] => Array ( [creator] => Peter Crossley ) [pubdate] => Thu, 22 Jul 2021 23:42:47 +0000 [category] => SportCoronavirusDeltaDelta-VariantdieinvitationItalyLiberomario draghiQuotidianorisksvaccinatedvaccinevariant [guid] => https://fuzzyskunk.com/an-invitation-not-to-be-vaccinated-is-an-invitation-to-die-delta-variant-what-italy-risks-libero-quotidiano/ [description] => “The invitation not to get vaccinated is an invitation to die”: Mario Draghi, in a... [content] => Array ( [encoded] =>

“The invitation not to get vaccinated is an invitation to die”: Mario Draghi, in a press conference after the confrontation with government officials in the CDM, he urged the Italians to get immunized immediately, as soon as possible. “The Delta variant of the virus is threatening, other European countries are ahead of us in infections but we have learned that without reacting immediately, what we see happening in France or Spain we must expect to repeat itself in Italy, in the absence of measures – he explained -. An extended use of the green pass is not an act of arbitration but a condition for openings “.

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Before leaving the floor a Roberto Speranza for the measures decided in the CDM, the premier wanted to say something about the vaccination campaign: “Our speed of administration, higher than that of France and the United States, equal to that of Germany must reassure. We want summer to remain peaceful. The green certificate is a tool to allow Italians to continue their activities with the guarantee of not being among contagious people. It is a measure that gives serenity, not that it takes it away “.

Green pass, green light: who will have it and when will it be needed.  Then it will be up to school and transport

The Prime Minister then admitted that, with respect to anti-contagion measures, three issues remained out of the discussion in the Council of Ministers that will be resumed “as early as next week”: measures to safeguard the return to school, to the workplace and to the means of transport. Just as it was decided to leave the discos closed. In this regard, however, Draghi promised: “There is full agreement in the Council of Ministers to compensate discos“.

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) [summary] => “The invitation not to get vaccinated is an invitation to die”: Mario Draghi, in a... [atom_content] =>

“The invitation not to get vaccinated is an invitation to die”: Mario Draghi, in a press conference after the confrontation with government officials in the CDM, he urged the Italians to get immunized immediately, as soon as possible. “The Delta variant of the virus is threatening, other European countries are ahead of us in infections but we have learned that without reacting immediately, what we see happening in France or Spain we must expect to repeat itself in Italy, in the absence of measures – he explained -. An extended use of the green pass is not an act of arbitration but a condition for openings “.

Coronavirus, two doses of Pfizer and Astrazeneca protect against the Delta variant: the study that changes the picture

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Before leaving the floor a Roberto Speranza for the measures decided in the CDM, the premier wanted to say something about the vaccination campaign: “Our speed of administration, higher than that of France and the United States, equal to that of Germany must reassure. We want summer to remain peaceful. The green certificate is a tool to allow Italians to continue their activities with the guarantee of not being among contagious people. It is a measure that gives serenity, not that it takes it away “.

Green pass, green light: who will have it and when will it be needed.  Then it will be up to school and transport

The Prime Minister then admitted that, with respect to anti-contagion measures, three issues remained out of the discussion in the Council of Ministers that will be resumed “as early as next week”: measures to safeguard the return to school, to the workplace and to the means of transport. Just as it was decided to leave the discos closed. In this regard, however, Draghi promised: “There is full agreement in the Council of Ministers to compensate discos“.

Boldrini wants to vaccinate immigrants:

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[date_timestamp] => 1626997367 ) [8] => Array ( [title] => Women?s Serie A on La7 and Timvision until 2023 [link] => https://fuzzyskunk.com/womens-serie-a-on-la7-and-timvision-until-2023/ [dc] => Array ( [creator] => Peter Crossley ) [pubdate] => Thu, 22 Jul 2021 23:39:32 +0000 [category] => Sporting NewsLa7SerieTIMVISIONwomens [guid] => https://fuzzyskunk.com/womens-serie-a-on-la7-and-timvision-until-2023/ [description] => For the next two seasons, the women’s top league, the Italian Cup and the women’s... [content] => Array ( [encoded] =>

For the next two seasons, the women’s top league, the Italian Cup and the women’s Super Cup will be available on the Cairo Communication television station.

The women’s Serie A officially changes home. For the next two seasons, the first women’s football division will be available on the Timvision platform and on the La7 television channel. In fact, today the FIGC reached an agreement with Tim TV and with the Cairo Communication broadcaster for the two-year period 2021-2023. After having been able to see women’s football matches on Sky Sport, today’s agreement changes the cards on the table. While Timvision will continue to broadcast live all the matches of the top league, the La7 network (including La7 and La7d) from 28 August will bring a match for each matchday of Serie A.

“The assembly of women’s Serie A clubs has given us a mandate to deal with the most concrete offers for audiovisual rights for the next two sports seasons. In addition to finding all the matches on TimVision’s OTT, the big news will be that to be able to see one match per day in the clear on La7, thus giving the movement the possibility of reaching more and more people and families throughout the Italian territory “these are the words of Ludovica Mantovani, president of the Women’s Soccer Division.

NOT ONLY SERIES A

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The agreement reached with the Football Federation does not only concern league matches. Timvision and La7 have acquired the rights to the other two main competitions of the Women’s Football Division, namely the Italian Cup and the Italian Super Cup.

Tim’s on-demand platform will broadcast the final stages of the Italian Cup, starting from the quarter-finals up to the final match, with the La7 network starting from the semifinals instead. As for the Super Cup, on the other hand, the Cairo Communication broadcaster will broadcast the three matches of the renewed tournament format. There will therefore be a total of 28 races per season visible on the La7 network.

WIND OF NOVELTY

?

A decision, the one reached today, which gives continuity to the renewal in progress in women’s football. From the 2022-2023 season, in fact, the number of teams in the top league will drop from 12 to 10, officially entering the era of professionalism. Relegations will drop from two to one, with Serie B seeing its number of teams increase from the current 14 to 16. The decision, passed on June 9 by the Federal Council of the FIGC, is aimed at increasing the level of appeal and competitiveness of the women’s movement, in order to make it an increasingly popular product in the Italian sports and television market.

) [summary] => For the next two seasons, the women’s top league, the Italian Cup and the women’s... [atom_content] =>

For the next two seasons, the women’s top league, the Italian Cup and the women’s Super Cup will be available on the Cairo Communication television station.

The women’s Serie A officially changes home. For the next two seasons, the first women’s football division will be available on the Timvision platform and on the La7 television channel. In fact, today the FIGC reached an agreement with Tim TV and with the Cairo Communication broadcaster for the two-year period 2021-2023. After having been able to see women’s football matches on Sky Sport, today’s agreement changes the cards on the table. While Timvision will continue to broadcast live all the matches of the top league, the La7 network (including La7 and La7d) from 28 August will bring a match for each matchday of Serie A.

“The assembly of women’s Serie A clubs has given us a mandate to deal with the most concrete offers for audiovisual rights for the next two sports seasons. In addition to finding all the matches on TimVision’s OTT, the big news will be that to be able to see one match per day in the clear on La7, thus giving the movement the possibility of reaching more and more people and families throughout the Italian territory “these are the words of Ludovica Mantovani, president of the Women’s Soccer Division.

NOT ONLY SERIES A

?

The agreement reached with the Football Federation does not only concern league matches. Timvision and La7 have acquired the rights to the other two main competitions of the Women’s Football Division, namely the Italian Cup and the Italian Super Cup.

Tim’s on-demand platform will broadcast the final stages of the Italian Cup, starting from the quarter-finals up to the final match, with the La7 network starting from the semifinals instead. As for the Super Cup, on the other hand, the Cairo Communication broadcaster will broadcast the three matches of the renewed tournament format. There will therefore be a total of 28 races per season visible on the La7 network.

WIND OF NOVELTY

?

A decision, the one reached today, which gives continuity to the renewal in progress in women’s football. From the 2022-2023 season, in fact, the number of teams in the top league will drop from 12 to 10, officially entering the era of professionalism. Relegations will drop from two to one, with Serie B seeing its number of teams increase from the current 14 to 16. The decision, passed on June 9 by the Federal Council of the FIGC, is aimed at increasing the level of appeal and competitiveness of the women’s movement, in order to make it an increasingly popular product in the Italian sports and television market.

[date_timestamp] => 1626997172 ) [9] => Array ( [title] => In Ethiopia, ?violent fighting? in a region bordering Tigray [link] => https://fuzzyskunk.com/in-ethiopia-violent-fighting-in-a-region-bordering-tigray/ [dc] => Array ( [creator] => Susan Hall ) [pubdate] => Thu, 22 Jul 2021 23:30:53 +0000 [category] => International NewsborderingEthiopiafightingregionTigrayviolent [guid] => https://fuzzyskunk.com/in-ethiopia-violent-fighting-in-a-region-bordering-tigray/ [description] => An Afar Special Forces member in the village of Bisober, Tigray region, Ethiopia, December 9,... [content] => Array ( [encoded] =>

At least 20 civilians have been killed and tens of thousands have been displaced in heavy fighting between rebels and pro-government forces in Ethiopia’s Afar region, bordering Tigray, an Ethiopian official said Thursday (July 22nd).

The fighting in the Afar region (North-East) reveals the risk of a spread of the war in Tigray, initiated by the Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed against the regional authorities, from the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF), which in eight months killed thousands and displaced hundreds of thousands, according to the United Nations.

On Sunday, pro-TPLF rebels claimed to have carried out limited operations there.

But Mohammed Hussen, an official for the region with the National Civil Protection Agency, told Agence France-Presse (AFP) on Thursday that the operations had been large-scale, with rebel forces having “Crossed the border with the Afar region and attacked innocent pastoral communities”. ?Heavy fighting continues. Nearly 70 000 people have been directly affected and are displaced. (?) More than twenty civilians were killed ?, he added, accusing the rebels of wanting “Subdue the Afar”.

A rebel spokesman Getachew Reda called the claims that pro-TPLF forces killed civilians in “Pure lies”.

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Mr. Abiy, Nobel Peace Prize winner in 2019, sent the federal army to Tigray in November 2020, after months of tension, to remove regional authorities. He accused them of attacks on federal army camps ordered by the TPLF, the party that dominated power in Ethiopia for three decades.

Mr. Abiy declared victory at the end of November after the capture of the regional capital Mekele. But the fighting continued, and recently turned against Addis Ababa. On June 28, the rebels recaptured Mekele, then much of Tigray in the following days, marking a major turning point in the conflict. Promising to repel them, Mr. Abiy mobilized regional forces, notably from Oromia, to fight alongside the federal army.

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The fighting in the Afar region also disrupted the delivery of aid to Tigray. Ten vehicles of the World Food Program (WFP) were attacked on Sunday around 100 kilometers from the regional capital, Semera, prompting the UN agency to suspend its convoys via this road. This road has become vital for the delivery of humanitarian aid in recent weeks, after the destruction at the end of June of two crucial bridges located on other roads.

According to a United Nations document consulted by AFP, heavy fighting involving Afar special forces and federal army soldiers against TPLF troops took place on Wednesday in the districts of Awra and Ewa. . These two districts border southern Tigray and northern Amhara region, where thousands of militiamen have recently been deployed.

The road that connects Ethiopia to the port of Djibouti, located to the east of the Afar region, is vital for this landlocked country.

On Thursday, the head of the National Civil Protection Agency said the road was ” opened “ and “Very safe”, sweeping the contrary information as a “Propaganda” of TPLF.

Two refugee camps affected by the fighting

In Tigray itself, where pro-TPLF forces launched an offensive in the south and west of the region ten days ago to drive out Amhara troops, two camps sheltering thousands of refugees from Eritrea. neighbor were affected by the fighting.

While the UN had reported a death in one of these camps, the Ethiopian Refugee Agency (ARRA) said Thursday that at least six refugees had been killed by “Fighters” of the TPLF. ARRA accused the rebels of deploying heavy artillery in the camps, looting vehicles and depots there, and preventing refugees from leaving, “A situation equivalent to hostage-taking”, according to her.

The rebel spokesman told AFP this week that pro-TPLF forces had no intention of harming the refugees.

In Addis Ababa, a demonstration brought together tens of thousands of people in support of the army in Meskel Square, an emblematic crossroads. Protesters unfurled banners describing the TPLF as “Ethiopia’s cancer”.

The mayor of the capital, Adanech Abiebe, accused the TPLF, considered since May by the federal authorities as a “Terrorist organization”, to work with the international media to “Defame our army”.

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At least 20 civilians have been killed and tens of thousands have been displaced in heavy fighting between rebels and pro-government forces in Ethiopia’s Afar region, bordering Tigray, an Ethiopian official said Thursday (July 22nd).

The fighting in the Afar region (North-East) reveals the risk of a spread of the war in Tigray, initiated by the Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed against the regional authorities, from the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF), which in eight months killed thousands and displaced hundreds of thousands, according to the United Nations.

On Sunday, pro-TPLF rebels claimed to have carried out limited operations there.

But Mohammed Hussen, an official for the region with the National Civil Protection Agency, told Agence France-Presse (AFP) on Thursday that the operations had been large-scale, with rebel forces having “Crossed the border with the Afar region and attacked innocent pastoral communities”. ?Heavy fighting continues. Nearly 70 000 people have been directly affected and are displaced. (?) More than twenty civilians were killed ?, he added, accusing the rebels of wanting “Subdue the Afar”.

A rebel spokesman Getachew Reda called the claims that pro-TPLF forces killed civilians in “Pure lies”.

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Route vital

Mr. Abiy, Nobel Peace Prize winner in 2019, sent the federal army to Tigray in November 2020, after months of tension, to remove regional authorities. He accused them of attacks on federal army camps ordered by the TPLF, the party that dominated power in Ethiopia for three decades.

Mr. Abiy declared victory at the end of November after the capture of the regional capital Mekele. But the fighting continued, and recently turned against Addis Ababa. On June 28, the rebels recaptured Mekele, then much of Tigray in the following days, marking a major turning point in the conflict. Promising to repel them, Mr. Abiy mobilized regional forces, notably from Oromia, to fight alongside the federal army.

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The fighting in the Afar region also disrupted the delivery of aid to Tigray. Ten vehicles of the World Food Program (WFP) were attacked on Sunday around 100 kilometers from the regional capital, Semera, prompting the UN agency to suspend its convoys via this road. This road has become vital for the delivery of humanitarian aid in recent weeks, after the destruction at the end of June of two crucial bridges located on other roads.

According to a United Nations document consulted by AFP, heavy fighting involving Afar special forces and federal army soldiers against TPLF troops took place on Wednesday in the districts of Awra and Ewa. . These two districts border southern Tigray and northern Amhara region, where thousands of militiamen have recently been deployed.

The road that connects Ethiopia to the port of Djibouti, located to the east of the Afar region, is vital for this landlocked country.

On Thursday, the head of the National Civil Protection Agency said the road was ” opened “ and “Very safe”, sweeping the contrary information as a “Propaganda” of TPLF.

Two refugee camps affected by the fighting

In Tigray itself, where pro-TPLF forces launched an offensive in the south and west of the region ten days ago to drive out Amhara troops, two camps sheltering thousands of refugees from Eritrea. neighbor were affected by the fighting.

While the UN had reported a death in one of these camps, the Ethiopian Refugee Agency (ARRA) said Thursday that at least six refugees had been killed by “Fighters” of the TPLF. ARRA accused the rebels of deploying heavy artillery in the camps, looting vehicles and depots there, and preventing refugees from leaving, “A situation equivalent to hostage-taking”, according to her.

The rebel spokesman told AFP this week that pro-TPLF forces had no intention of harming the refugees.

In Addis Ababa, a demonstration brought together tens of thousands of people in support of the army in Meskel Square, an emblematic crossroads. Protesters unfurled banners describing the TPLF as “Ethiopia’s cancer”.

The mayor of the capital, Adanech Abiebe, accused the TPLF, considered since May by the federal authorities as a “Terrorist organization”, to work with the international media to “Defame our army”.

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