Topline: Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro on Thursday said the country lacks the resources needed to fight the fires raging in the Amazon just a week after the leader said the government doesn t need foreign aid to protect the rainforest, continuing Bolsanaro s hard line policies and rhetoric that scientists say may have contributed to the fires in the first place.Bolsonaro told reporters, according to Reuters: The Amazon is bigger than Europe, how will you fight criminal fires in such an area? We do not have the resources for that. But at the same time, Bolsonaro said last week Brazil doesn t need foreign aid money after Germany and Norway froze funds because he refused to put the money toward helping the rainforest, the Washington Post reported.Fires broke out in the Amazon rainforest earlier this month and have been burning for weeks. Scientists and environmental activists say Bolsonaro s encouragement of deforestation likely played a part in starting the fires, despite his insistence without any evidence that NGOs are responsible.
TwitterPinterestLydia OrtizFacebookTwitterPinterestIn this op ed, Lauren Rankin explains how an app like Kurbo by WW, the rebranded Weight Watchers, is the kind of thing that could have contributed to her eating disorder.When I was a kid, I loved sports and playing outside. I played on a competitive soccer team, and spent much of my childhood running around the neighborhood, getting sweaty and dirty, playing every sport imaginable. I was, by every stretch of the imagination, an extremely active child.
Tributes and flowers displayed in memory of victims of the Christchurch mosque shootings in New Zealand. Credit: Sanka Vidanagama Getty ImagesAdvertisement The Christchurch mosque shootings, which left 51 dead and 49 injured on March 15, were a modern day horror by any measure mdash;from the pain and suffering of the 100 victims to the agony of their hundreds of family members and friends and the howls of grief and outrage from a wounded city and country. Now, as if all that were not nightmare enough, George Washington University researcher Neil Johnson and his colleagues point out in a new paper that, in the sum of its details, the Christchurch massacre epitomizes the border defying complexity of what they call ”online hate ecology, ” the global networks that link groups of neo Nazis, white supremacists and other extremists.
WHO estimates that around 1.13 billion people globally are suffering from hypertension and, most of these individuals belong to low and middle income countries. This international body also says that less than 1 in 5 people with the problem of high blood pressure is able to reach normalcy.Blood pressure is basically the amount of force exerted by your blood on your arteries while being circulated in the body. When this pressure increases, the condition is called hypertension or high blood pressure. Your heart pumps blood to your body in order to circulate oxygen and minerals throughout. This pumping action actually creates pressure in the arteries that carry the blood. Though there is no known cause behind high blood pressure, scientists believe that factors like old age, family history, obesity, lack of physical exercise, smoking, mental stress, etc. can potentially contribute to this health problem. Usually, high blood pressure is not characterized by any symptom. But some people do experience signs like a headache, nosebleed, heart palpitation, nausea, vomiting, blurred vision, breathlessness etc. If not taken care of on time, it may lead to complications like stroke, heart attack, blood clots, kidney disease, metabolic syndrome, memory problem, etc.
The new study suggests that an individual 's response to environmental factors that contribute to the development type 1 diabetes is influenced by genetic factors, and claims it is the first to report significant associations between genetic risk and changes in the gut microbiome.
Police said a window in the concrete memorial in the city s Tiergarten Park, through which visitors can view a video of a same sex couple kissing, was painted over sometime Sunday night. They said they currently have no suspects and did not disclose whether surveillance of the crime existed, according to the AP.The memorial is located near another that pays tribute to Jewish victims of the Holocaust.
On August 16, film legend James Cameron celebrated his 65th birthday and Arnold Schwarzenegger decided to pay tribute to the man who gave him the role of a lifetime. Schwarzenegger shared a rare storyboard from the early days of The Terminator that was illustrated by the Avatar filmmaker.
Nipsey Hussle would have turned 34 on Thursday.And Beyonce joined the stars paying tribute to the late rapper on the first birthday he missed since being gunned down in LA earlier this year.
Celebrity fans and friends paid tribute Friday to Peter Fonda, the son of Henry Fonda and younger brother of Jane Fonda, who died in his home at age 79 on August 16. He is best known for playing the role of Wyatt in 1969 's "Easy Rider, " and he also starred in films like "Ulee 's Gold " and "The Hired Hand. " Friends, family and peers posted their tributes to the late countercultural icon.
New Delhi, Aug 18 (UNI) India on Sunday strongly condemned the horrific bombing in Kabul at a wedding hall in which innocent civilians lost their lives.New Delhi, Aug 18 (UNI) Terming practice of Triple Talaq was historic wrong and no party had courage to abolish it, Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi's name will be included in the list of great reformers in the country.
Is Pegan Diet Good Or Bad For You? From its reported health benefits to common problems, read on to know the important details about pegan diet that you need. Simple Diet Guide For College Students Putting on weight is inevitable in college, especially for freshmen. Here is a simple guide to lead a healthier lifestyle. Diet With Red Meat May Increase Breast Cancer Risk A new study suggests that eating more red meat may increase women's risk of having breast cancer. Under the HoodBehavior, Neuroscience Your Brain 9 Drugs That Could Lead To Memory Loss And Dementia There has been a growing number of studies showing the negative effects of common medications that could contribute to development of dementia and memory loss. Avoid Dementia By Managing Blood Pressure, Study Suggests Researchers found that controlling high blood pressure could also help reduce the risk of developing dementia. Estrogen Protects The Brain From Parkinson s Disease Harvard researchers found that estrogen could help fight Parkinson's disease and slow its development. InnovationTechnology the Business of Medicine
Impacts of the expansion of agricultural land usage, coupled with climate change impacts (overall temperature increases, along with higher frequency and duration heat waves, droughts and other extreme weather events), has contributed to desertification and land degradation in many regions. Land degradation is a negative trend in land condition, caused by direct or indirect human induced processes, including anthropogenic climate change, expressed as long term reduction and as loss of at least one of the following: biological productivity, ecological integrity or value to humans. This includes soil erosion, vegetation loss, wildfire, permafrost thaw.
The Walking Dead fans will soon be saying their farewells to Danai Gurira and her much loved character Michonne.However, despite leaving the show it seems the 41 year old is excited for her exit as she was able to collaborate with the writers on her story arc.
Don t blame the butter for what the bread did. Yes, it is not always the fat that contributes to your weight gain. Carbs have been proven to be a barrier in effective weight loss. Probably that is why something like keto diet meal has come into the picture. This is not new and is existing for a century now. People who are very much into fitness and weight loss, must be aware about keto diet. Well, it is known as the magic potion to lose weight. Keto diet refers to a regimen that includes 75 80 per cent fat, 15 20 per cent protein and 5 per cent carbohydrate. It has similar effects on your body as fasting.Following a keto diet means you are making your body significantly deficient of carbohydrates, which is used to produce energy. But in absence of carbs, your body looks for other ways to get the energy. In a bid to do so, it breaks the fat reserves of your liver. This process is known as ketosis and helps you lose weight effectively. Though this diet is associated with various health benefits, following it for a longer duration can make you likely to develop conditions like insulin resistance, acid build up, constipation, nutritional deficiency, dehydration etc. So, it is extremely important to be informed about the pros and cons of following this diet. But figuring out a keto meal plan on your own is not easy. Therefore, here we bring keto meal plan for beginners.
Roc Nation, Jay Z s entertainment and sports company, has signed a deal to consult on live music entertainment and potentially bring more high profile performers to league events.Roc Nation also will contribute to the NFL s activism campaign, Inspire Change, which was created by the league as part of an agreement with players who followed the lead of former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick in kneeling during the national anthem as a protest against social and racial injustice.
Turkey and the United States appeared to climb down from another crisis in eastern Syria in early August. The agreement to coordinate the establishment of a safe zone along the Syria Turkish border leads to another stage in a process that began in December when the White House announced that the United States would leave Syria. It is a process that neither pleases Turkey nor U.S. partners on the ground among the Syrian Democratic Forces and it likely ensures more crises in the future. The decision by President Donald Trump to withdraw from Syria in December 2018 was presaged by threats from Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan to turn the east of the Euphrates into a peaceful and livable place for its true owners just like the other areas we have made secure in Syria. Tukey had asserted last year that ISIS was defeated and that it could deal with eastern Syria if the United States left, including tamping down ISIS remnants. This threatened a collapse of eastern Syria as the political echelons linked to the SDF opened discussions with Damascus and scrambled to send a delegation to Washington in January to encourage the United States to stay. In the end the United States did stay in Syria, seeking a slow drawdown and asking European countries to contribute more troops. The safe zone concept has been increasingly floated since January 2019 with claims that it could reach thirty kilometers into Syria and run along some four hundred kilometers of border to the Euphrates river. That s around the size of Connecticut and takes in most of the Kurdish population centers of eastern Syria. U.S. officials and lawmakers, such as Sen. Lindsey Graham, have said that while the United States understands Turkey s concerns, the United States should not ditch its SDF partners who defeated ISIS in eastern Syria, liberated Raqqa, and lost thousands of fighters between 2014 and 2019. The Pentagon understands the importance of keeping eastern Syria stable, detailing in a Department of Defense Inspector General report released on August 6 how the U.S. led coalition against ISIS was investing in training 110,000 security forces in eastern Syria. The Pentagon report details how the drawdown since December has led to concerns about ISIS resurgence and also notes that the Syrian Democratic Forces in place today face challenges securing former ISIS supporters in detention facilities. In short, eastern Syria needs more investment and yet the crisis with Turkey continues to bubble up every few months at the most critical time. U.S. envoy James Jeffrey, who is both the Special Representative for Syria and the anti ISIS envoy, went to Turkey on July 22 to seek to avert the latest Turkish threat to launch a military operation into eastern Syria. Media in Turkey emphasized that Ankara was serious this time about launching an operation, one it has threatened to do for a year. Ankara s calculations here are multilayered. Prior to the Afrin operation in January 2018, where Turkish forces and Turkish backed Syrian rebels attacked the Kurdish People s Protection Units (YPG) in an area they held in northwest Syria, Ankara had warned about the operation for months. The key came in January 2018 when Turkey was able to get assurances from Russia about using Syrian air space. Turkish foreign minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said in July 2019 that Turkey would launch the operation if the safe zone was not established. Anadolu s report at the time noted that Turkey s threats were also tied to the S 400 controversy where Turkey has purchased Russia s air defense system and the United States has sought to remove Ankara from the F 35 program. The move might trigger a unilateral Turkish military operation, Turkey s Anadolu news noted Erdogan said on July 26 that Turkey was determined to shatter the terror corridor east of the Euphrates, no matter how the negotiations with the U.S. concludes. Turkey views U.S. partners among the SDF, particularly the YPG, as part of this terror corridor. He said, those who put their trust in foreign powers in the region will be put underground. These are harsh words from Turkey. Ankara directly links the potential operation in eastern Syria with the F 35 and S 400 issue, which appears to show that the threat of the operation is meant to deter the United States from sanctions over the S 400. Yet Ankara insists that in either scenario it will eventually go into eastern Syria. The only way to avoid this is for a safe zone that is largely on Ankara s terms. The United States scrambled in late July and the first days of August to prevent the operation. Turkey said it could not tolerate the cancer on its southern border, while recently appointed U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said any operation would be unacceptable on August 5. As if on cue, someone used the Special Operation Joint Task Force Twitter account for Operation Inherent Resolve to tweet on August 5 that our partners in northeast Syria have sacrificed much to consolidate gains and keep peace and stability. The following day, another coalition Twitter account highlighted the role of its partners in eastern Syria. Officials with the SDF warned that a Turkish operation would lead to a major conflict. Ankara said that it wants to do in eastern Syria what it carried out in Afrin, Jarabulus and Al Bab. These are the three areas that Turkey occupies in northern Syria from which it launched operations in 2016 and 2018. Ankara told Turkish media on August 4 that it had informed Moscow and Washington about its upcoming operation into areas in eastern Syria. This would allegedly mean Turkish armor and air forces could attack the SDF, which is partnered with the United States. How that would work, considering that the coalition controls the air space in eastern Syria, was unclear. Russia has frequently slammed the United States for occupying eastern Syria, alleging that Washington trades oil and trains terrorists. Turkey s improving relations with Russia over the S 400 deal and Ankara s claim it informed Ankara come in this context. On August 7, the U.S. Embassy in Syria announced that a compromise had been hammered out. A rapid implementation of the agreement would address Turkey s concerns. An operations center in Turkey would be made to coordinate the safe zone. The safe zone would become a peace corridor and every effort would be made so that displaced Syrians can return to their country. Of interest in the statement was the claim that it would be done rapidly and that the United States had adopted Ankara s language of a peace corridor. The third aspect of the U.S. Turkey agreement was the assertion that Syrian refugees, many of them Sunni Arabs from other parts of Syria, would return to eastern Syria. In the past, Turkey has tried to return Syrian refugees to other parts of Syria. Reports in March 2018 noted that Turkish officials said they could not host 3.5 million Syrians forever. Turkey s TRT Turk said in March that 330,000 refugees had returned to Syria, some of them to Afrin. But these are not areas they were necessarily from. This raises concerns, particularly among Kurds, that the larger objective of a peace corridor would be demographic change, not just in Afrin but along the border area. Reports that Turkey envisions sending seven hundred thousand Syrians into the area of the peace corridor appear to confirm these concerns that Ankara s plans are multilayered. Ankara wants to defeat the SDF on the border, create tensions between the United States and its SDF partners, compel Washington into a deal over the S 400 by using Syria as leverage, and repatriate almost a million Syrians to reduce pressure on Turkey s economy. If Ankara only meets two of these objectives, then the recent crises over eastern Syria would be successful. Ankara s claims that eastern Syria would be returned to its true owners, a term that has been used before regarding Afrin, leads to questions about the message sent by assertions that those living in eastern Syria today are not the true owners. The United States, however, has no interest in becoming an arbiter of a land registry in eastern Syria; the coalition has focused primarily on security issues and the drawdown of forces after December that would reduce the number of contractors, diplomats and the semblance of investment in civil affairs. The latest Department of Defense Inspector General report made that clear as well. This leaves a constant cloud of crises hanging over eastern Syria. On the one hand there are the estimated fifteen thousand ISIS fighters in Syria and Iraq and the presence of ISIS sleeper cells. Also, there is the difficulty of securing former ISIS members in detention facilities and at Al Hol camp. While the United States wants the SDF to focus on stabilization and security, inevitably the SDF is concerned about Ankara s threats and what a safe zone will mean. Can the SDF be asked to abandon areas along the border that it sacrificed heavily for in 2014 and 2015 in the battle with ISIS in places like Kobani? The U.S. experience in other places, whether Iraq, Somalia, Libya Afghanistan, or training Palestinian security forces, shows that the United States has done a poor job of nation building and acting as an arbiter between competing national groups. The approach to fighting ISIS has shown that current U.S. policy is primarily about working by, with and through local forces who help pinpoint and neutralize members of groups like ISIS. This policy is not focused on changing political systems and administering territory. 1 2 Next View the discussion thread. copy; Copyright 2019 Center for the National Interest All Rights Reserved
Search operations are underway in landslide hit areas of Kavalappara and Puthumala in Malappuram and Wayanad of Kerala. The toll climbed to 76 and 2.87 lakh persons have sought refuge in relief camps. Congress leader Rahul Gandhi is on a two day visit of his flood hit parliamentary constituency Wayanad. The Mumbai Bengaluru National Highway, which was closed since last six days due to flooding, was partially opened for traffic in Maharashtra's Kolhapur district. Union Home Minister Amit Shah also conducted an aerial survey of the flood affected areas of Karnataka's Belagavi district. The central and state governments are both committed to helping people in distress, he said. At least 30 people have died and more than two lakh people have been evacuated in the state, Karnataka chief minister BS Yediyurappa said.
HarmonyOS a new microkernel based, distributed operating system designed to deliver a cohesive user experience across all devices and scenarios is one such move which may threaten the dominance of market leader Android from Google in the near future. HarmonyOS can work across devices, has cross platform capabilities and support all scenarios from smartphones to laptops, from smart TVs to Internet of Things (IoT) devices.For the layman, the kernel is the core of an operating system and a microkernel is a toned down version for better efficiency and low latency. Today, Android has 76 per cent of the mobile OS market, followed by iOS at 22 per cent. HarmonyOS is completely different from Android and iOS and supports seamless collaboration across devices.