Каким образом Алтай стал китайским?

Каким образом Алтай стал китайским? Делюсь мнением почему Алтай больше не наш? ‘Я хочу знать, как живёт моя страна’ — подумала я и махнула в путешествие автостопом по просторам нашей необъятной. На словах это звучит просто, а на деле… Километры дорог, множество новых лиц, незнакомые места, и в любой неожиданной ситуации я могла рассчитывать только на себя. Фото Анастасия Торшина Мой путь лежал на Дальний Восток, конечной точкой маршрута была Камчатка. Я делала несколько крупных остановок: одну на Байкале, другую на Алтае. Именно там ко мне пришло понимание того, что…

Резервуары горизонтальные стальные

Резервуары горизонтальные стальные Самыми важными элементами в процессе хранения различных жидкостей, в частности нефтепродуктов, являются резервуары. Когда объем перевалки нефтепродуктов или других жидкостей небольшой и много видов топлива, самый рациональный выбор — это применить резервуары горизонтальные подземного или наземного расположения с возможностью изменения обвязки трубопроводов при изменении целей и задачей данного склада жидкостей. Например, у вас были сначала одни задачи — например хранение и заправка своего транспорта дизельным топливом и бензином.. потом быстро стратегия поменялась и вы уже можете приспособить ваш резервуарный парк состоящий из «лежаков» (в простонародье так называют…

Клубок» вокруг Сталина?

Клубок» вокруг Сталина? «Квалифицированный объективный анализ фактов свидетельствует о том, что в 30-е годы в СССР только поверхностный взгляд отмечает преобладание ожесточенной борьбы за власть и внутрипартийных разногласий, конфликтов и схваток. Таково было внешнее проявление глубинных процессов, связанных с подъемом и возрождением великой державы, с судьбой русского народа. Ему была уготована либо роль средства для достижения некоторыми группами глобально-революционных или локально-буржуазных целей, либо удел оставаться примером необыкновенного морального и культурного подъема в условиях освобождения труда от власти капитала. Последняя формулировка более подходила бы к анархо-коммунистической идеологии, чем к сталинской, при…

‘Nigeria needs to establish an Oil Palm Council to manage the industry’

FATAI AFOLABI is an oil palm expert, the managing consultant of Foremost Development Services Limited, and a Steering Committee member of the Agriculture and Food Security Policy Commission of the Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG). He is also a technical committee member of the British American Tobacco Foundation. In this interview with JOSEPHINE OKOJIE, he spoke about the country’s oil palm industry and what Nigeria can do to regain its status in the frontline of oil palm-producing nations. What is the concern of the Plantation Owners Forum (POFON) regarding the…

2 Capitol Police Officers Suspended & 10 Investigated For Alleged Roles In Riot

On Monday, two Capitol Police officers were suspended and 10 more are being investigated for their behavior during last week’s assault on the Capitol. Federal agents are now looking at whether current and former law enforcement officers played a role in the riot. According to Rep. Tim Ryan (D-Ohio), one of the Capitol police officers took a selfie with someone who was part of the mob that stormed the Capitol. The other suspended officer wore a “Make America Great Again” hat while directing rioters around the building. Why the other…

It’s a setup: Patriots stay away from state capitol demonstrations

The FBI is reporting that armed conservative protests have been called for in all 50 states and Washington D.C. They also tell the police that they are watching these events closely. Unlike them having absolutely no interest in Antifa and BLM riots, looting, burning, and mayhem throughout 2020, they take very seriously any gathering of conservatives. Patriots need to look inside themselves and decide to leave the fight for another day. Patriots must be warned that going to these state capitols, especially while armed, is a setup to destroy conservative…

MAP in 2021 aims to help address layered national crisis

(Philstar.com) – January 13, 2021 – 1:00am The health emergency pronounced longtime cracks in Philippine economy, education, social justice and environment. These make up a five-fold crisis the Management Association of the Philippines, in its vision for the new year, intends to assist the country’s recovery from. Retired banking executive Aurelio Montinola III, the new MAP president, outlined the business organization’s year-long thrusts themed “The Great Reset: Leading for the Common Good.” ALSO READ: MAP president launches 2021 vision for a ‘great reset’ In his speech at the group’s inaugur…

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Pfizer investigates doctor’s post-vaccine death for possible connectionPfizer Inc. and federal health officials are investigating the death of a health care worker 16 days after the person received the first dose of the company’s COVID-19 vaccine. So far, the evidence doesn’t suggest a connection, Pfizer said in a statement on Tuesday. The Florida-based physician developed a rare disorder called severe thrombocytopenia that decreases the body’s ability to clot blood and stop internal bleeding. Pfizer cited its clinical trials and data gathered since the vaccine was authorized in the U.S. in…

Seahawks part ways with offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer, citing ‘philosophical differences’

In a move that few could have foreseen when they began the season with one of the NFL’s most-prolific offenses, the Seahawks announced Tuesday that they have parted ways with offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer. The Seahawks announced the move on Twitter: “Brian Schottenheimer is a fantastic person and coach and we thank him for the last three years. Citing philosophical differences, we have parted ways.” Schottenheimer spent three seasons as Seattle’s offensive coordinator, hired after Darrell Bevell was fired following the 2017 season. The Seahawks ranked in the top nine…

US struggles to confront far right threat

Washington (AFP) — The violent assault on the US Capitol by supporters of President Donald Trump underscored how unready the United States is to confront its growing right-wing extremist threat, despite years of warnings. The FBI only acknowledged three years ago, after several mass shootings, that the far right poses a significantly greater terror danger than Islamic jihadists. Yet law enforcement was unprepared when an array of groups of die-hard Trump supporters, QAnon conspiracists and white supremacists stormed the seat of Congress on January 6, egged on by the president…

Study on football fans finds political discrimination extends to non-partisan contexts

Research that surveyed thousands of college football fans provides evidence that individuals discriminate based on partisanship even in situations that have nothing to do with politics. The study was published in the September 2020 issue of the journal Political Behavior. “We have backgrounds in political behavior and we were interested, like many, in understanding the nature of partisan disagreement in the United States. We are also pretty consistent college football viewers, spending Saturdays in graduate school watching games,” said study author Andrew M. Engelhardt, an assistant professor …

Forest loss ‘hotspots’ bigger than Germany: WWF

PARIS: More than 43 million hectares — an area bigger than Germany — of forest have been lost in a little over a decade in just a handful of deforestation hotspots, conservation organisation WWF said Wednesday. Swathes of forest continue to be flattened each year — mainly due to industrial-scale agriculture — as biodiversity-rich areas are cleared to create space for livestock and crops. Analysis by WWF found that just 29 sites across South America, Africa and South East Asia were responsible for more than half of the global forest…

Middlebury College in Vt. revokes Giuliani’s honorary degree for egging on Capitol mob

A liberal arts school in Vermont revoked an honorary degree it awarded to Rudy Giuliani over the role the president’s personal attorney played in last week’s violent Capitol Hill uprising. “Middlebury College has made the decision to revoke the honorary degree it presented to presidential attorney Rudolph Giuliani in 2005, and has communicated this to Mr. Giuliani’s office,” the school said in a brief statement Tuesday. The move followed the college’s president, Laurie Patton, slamming Giuliani in a television interview for what she called his “fomenting the violent uprising against…

Chicago Bears are sticking with general manager Ryan Pace and coach Matt Nagy in 2021, a source says. Defensive coordinator Chuck Pagano will retire.

Chicago Bears general manager Ryan Pace and coach Matt Nagy will return in 2021, a league source said Tuesday evening. The futures of both were in question earlier this season when the Bears endured a six-game losing streak, capped by a 34-30 home loss to the Detroit Lions on Dec. 6. But the Bears won three straight games in December to remain in the playoff hunt, and despite a 35-16 loss to the Green Bay Packers in the regular-season finale, they secured a postseason berth for the second time in…

Pogba ‘happy’ as Man Utd go top of the Premier League

LONDON: Paul Pogba said he is “always happy” when he is winning after scoring the only goal in a 1-0 victory at Burnley that took Manchester United top of the Premier League for the first time in three years on Tuesday. Despite continued speculation over his future, Pogba has played an increasingly important role in recent weeks to aid United’s first serious title challenge since legendary former manager Alex Ferguson retired in 2013. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men now lead defending champions Liverpool by three points ahead of a top-of-the-table clash…

Calls grow for Sen. Cruz to be punished for his role in challenging electors

WASHINGTON — In the aftermath of last week’s mob violence at the U.S. Capitol, the calls for U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, to be punished for his leading role in challenging the presidential electors are now building to a crescendo. To be sure, the central figure of blame is President Donald Trump, who the Democratically controlled House is expected to impeach Wednesday for inciting insurrection — with support from at least one Republican leader, Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo. But the blowback to Cruz, who gave Trump supporters false hope of…

Judge considers suppression claims in broad Georgia voting rights suit

ATLANTA — So much has changed in Georgia over the past two years, including new voting laws and the election of Democratic U.S. senators, that a federal judge should reject a lawsuit alleging rampant voter suppression, attorneys for the state said Tuesday. The lawyers asked U.S. District Judge Steve Jones to rule in their favor in the case that has been pending since Democrat Stacey Abrams lost the 2018 election for governor to Republican Brian Kemp. But attorneys for Fair Fight Action, the voting rights group founded by Abrams that…

Gwyneth Paltrow is ‘uncomfortable’ with fame

Gwyneth Paltrow isn’t “comfortable” with being a “public person”. The ‘Shakespeare in Love’ star has been taking on fewer acting roles in recent years, with her most recent film role being in 2019’s ‘Avengers: Endgame’, and has now admitted the reason she’s begun to take a step back is because she’s no longer sure she wants to pursue an acting career. She said: “I think lot of that also comes from the fact that I and this is something that I think I realised later in life like I actually…

Alex Rodriguez on his and Jennifer Lopez’s blended family: It’s the most important thing in my life

Alex Rodriguez says his and Jennifer Lopez’s blended family is “the most important thing” in his life. The 45-year-old former New York Yankees baseball star is father to two children – Natasha, 16, and Ella, 12, whom he has with ex-wife Cynthia Scurtis – and will soon be the step-father of his fiancée Jennifer’s 12-year-old twins Emme and Max, six, whom she has from her marriage to Marc Anthony. And Alex has now said he’s proud of himself and Jennifer for successfully merging their two families together, because being a…

VP Pence rejects invoking 25th Amendment to oust Trump

Washington (AFP) — US Vice President Mike Pence told House leaders Tuesday he does not support invoking the 25th Amendment process to remove Donald Trump, all but guaranteeing an impeachment vote against the besieged president. «With just eight days left in the President’s term, you and the Democratic Caucus are demanding that the Cabinet and I invoke the 25th Amendment,» Pence wrote to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, referring to the process that would declare Trump unable to fulfill his duties and install Pence as acting president for the remainder of…

WhatsApp stresses privacy as users flock to rivals

SAN FRANCISCO: WhatsApp on Tuesday reassured users about privacy at the Facebook-owned messaging service as people flocked to rivals Telegram and Signal following a tweak to its terms. There was “a lot of misinformation” about an update to terms of service regarding an option to use WhatsApp to message businesses, Facebook executive Adam Mosseri, who heads Instagram, said in a tweet. WhatsApp’s new terms sparked criticism, as users outside Europe who do not accept the new conditions before February 8 will be cut off from the messaging app. “The policy…

Coronavirus borrowings stoke debt burden to 14-year high

Ian Nicolas Cigaral (Philstar.com) – January 13, 2021 – 8:38am MANILA, Philippines — The national government closed 2020 with a heavier debt burden as expected, no thanks to rising pandemic costs and falling tax receipts that forced a borrowing binge. On Tuesday, Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III said emerging data showed outstanding state debt was equivalent to 53.5% of gross domestic product (GDP) last year, the highest since 2006. Final data will not be released until next month when yearend GDP figures will have become available, but higher liabilities were…

Home-turned-museum retains ‘soul’ of southern Iraq

An imposing house stands out among other buildings in Iraq’s Samawah city — once a multi-generational family home, it’s now a museum of a bygone age in the country’s tribal south. Abdellatif al-Jablawi, the property’s owner and family patriarch, led a tour of the traditional house where he was born 80 years ago. At the time, three generations, from grandparents to grandchildren, lived in the house, with its intricate «shanasheel» bay windows, wooden balconies and tall doors topped by elaborate lintels. «Over the generations, everyone preferred to rent elsewhere and…

Это наше национальное достижение?

Россия — одна из самых первых в мире стран, вступающих в эпоху цифровой экономики! Это наше национальное достижение? Сегодня в России ведутся работы по созданию центра четвёртой промышленной революции, самыми важными компонентами которой являются развитие искусственного интеллекта и цифровизация экономики. Развитие искусственного интеллекта в России является программой национального масштаба согласно «Национальной стратегии развития искусственного интеллекта до 2030 года в Российской Федерации», утверждённой указом президента от 10.10.2019 г. Осуществление этой стратегии уже вошло в активную фазу. Для этого правительство России выкупило контрольный пакет акций «Сбербанка», превратив его впоследствии в финансово-технологическую IT-компанию…

Теперь Сбербанк — это уже не банк! Какова его цель?

Теперь Сбербанк — это уже не банк! Какова его цель? В Феврале 2020 года правительством был внесён, на минуточку, целый законопроект о приобретении контрольного пакета акций крупнейшего банка России – Сбербанка. Такая новость не могла остаться без внимания разных финансовых экспертов, строящих свои гипотезы по поводу причин приобретения Сбербанка правительством России. Очень мутная… Ходили разные мнения, начиная от того, что это очередной транш денег из одного кармана в другой (распил финансов), до того, что Сбербанк нужен правительству для контроля финансового состояния его клиентов (ведь это крупнейший банк России). И никто…