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                    [description] => Elon Musk regularly draws attention to himself with his space company SpaceX. The public closely follows when a missile launches or a freighter crashes. Amazon boss Jeff Bezos works more covertly with his space program Blue Origin. But what he achieves with it is no less valuable. We dig up the five most important facts ... Read more
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Elon Musk regularly draws attention to himself with his space company SpaceX. The public closely follows when a missile launches or a freighter crashes. Amazon boss Jeff Bezos works more covertly with his space program Blue Origin. But what he achieves with it is no less valuable. We dig up the five most important facts for you.

Blue Origin: Jeff Bezos’ space company can do that

Did you know that Jeff Bezos started his space company back in 2000? That was just six years after Amazon founded. Since then, Blue Origin has developed into an important player in the space industry, largely financed by Bezos himself. After all, he is the richest man in the world. Of course, it is far from being profitable. Here you can find out how he still wants to make it and what the company is up to on earth and in space.

# 1 Bezos paid

Blue Origin lives mostly from the cash injections from Bezos himself. In return, he repeatedly sells his own Amazon shares. Most recently, he released a sum of 1.8 billion dollars, which is roughly the same as the annual budget of the Indian space agency ISRO.

#2 Ab ins All

What exactly Blue Origin is up to is relatively unclear. Yes, he wants to go into space. After all, Bezos is a true Star Trek fan. He learned from sci-fi writers like Gerard K. O’Neill that the earth could get its resources from the solar system and that industry could be relocated to space. This means that the blue planet is only a residential planet. Bezos sees the future of mankind following his role models in weightlessness.

# 3 Recycling is everything

For a long time, rockets that could only be used once were used in space travel. That made for immense costs and a lot of space junk. Like SpaceX, Blue Origin also relies on reusable space shuttles based on the model of the vertically landing Delta-Clipper DC-X. This passed successful tests in the 1990s and was finally taken over by NASA. Blue Origin hired many former DC-X engineers and gradually built its own test platform for rockets and engines.

# 4 Discretion – to the point of explosion

Blue Origin worked on its products for a long time in a quiet little room. That changed abruptly when a Blue Engine 2 went up in flames on a test flight in 2011. The control center lost control 14 kilometers above the ground and had to blow up the missile. The explosion was visible from afar and made global headlines. Discretion was a thing of the past at the time. Nonetheless, the company is still careful today not to let too much information out to the public.

# 5 Bezos wants internet for everyone

Just as SpaceX’s Starlink constellation began, Jeff Bezos’ Amazon also wants: a better Internet supply on earth. Blue Origin is to shoot 3,000 satellites into orbit. The project is called Kuiper.

Blue Origin: “Slow but Unstoppable”

So it remains exciting in the competition for space. The fact that Bezos acts more in the background with Blue Origin in no way renders the company and its activities insignificant. On the contrary.

The company’s motto is ?Gradatim ferociter?, which freely translated means ?slow but unstoppable?. With SpaceX and NASA, Blue Origin has also started the race to Mars. In addition, Bezos is also planning to return to the moon with Blue Moon. Check out Blue Origin’s new space capsule here.

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Elon Musk regularly draws attention to himself with his space company SpaceX. The public closely follows when a missile launches or a freighter crashes. Amazon boss Jeff Bezos works more covertly with his space program Blue Origin. But what he achieves with it is no less valuable. We dig up the five most important facts for you.

Blue Origin: Jeff Bezos’ space company can do that

Did you know that Jeff Bezos started his space company back in 2000? That was just six years after Amazon founded. Since then, Blue Origin has developed into an important player in the space industry, largely financed by Bezos himself. After all, he is the richest man in the world. Of course, it is far from being profitable. Here you can find out how he still wants to make it and what the company is up to on earth and in space.

# 1 Bezos paid

Blue Origin lives mostly from the cash injections from Bezos himself. In return, he repeatedly sells his own Amazon shares. Most recently, he released a sum of 1.8 billion dollars, which is roughly the same as the annual budget of the Indian space agency ISRO.

#2 Ab ins All

What exactly Blue Origin is up to is relatively unclear. Yes, he wants to go into space. After all, Bezos is a true Star Trek fan. He learned from sci-fi writers like Gerard K. O’Neill that the earth could get its resources from the solar system and that industry could be relocated to space. This means that the blue planet is only a residential planet. Bezos sees the future of mankind following his role models in weightlessness.

# 3 Recycling is everything

For a long time, rockets that could only be used once were used in space travel. That made for immense costs and a lot of space junk. Like SpaceX, Blue Origin also relies on reusable space shuttles based on the model of the vertically landing Delta-Clipper DC-X. This passed successful tests in the 1990s and was finally taken over by NASA. Blue Origin hired many former DC-X engineers and gradually built its own test platform for rockets and engines.

# 4 Discretion – to the point of explosion

Blue Origin worked on its products for a long time in a quiet little room. That changed abruptly when a Blue Engine 2 went up in flames on a test flight in 2011. The control center lost control 14 kilometers above the ground and had to blow up the missile. The explosion was visible from afar and made global headlines. Discretion was a thing of the past at the time. Nonetheless, the company is still careful today not to let too much information out to the public.

# 5 Bezos wants internet for everyone

Just as SpaceX’s Starlink constellation began, Jeff Bezos’ Amazon also wants: a better Internet supply on earth. Blue Origin is to shoot 3,000 satellites into orbit. The project is called Kuiper.

Blue Origin: “Slow but Unstoppable”

So it remains exciting in the competition for space. The fact that Bezos acts more in the background with Blue Origin in no way renders the company and its activities insignificant. On the contrary.

The company’s motto is ?Gradatim ferociter?, which freely translated means ?slow but unstoppable?. With SpaceX and NASA, Blue Origin has also started the race to Mars. In addition, Bezos is also planning to return to the moon with Blue Moon. Check out Blue Origin’s new space capsule here.

Do you want to read more from us? Follow us on Google News.

[date_timestamp] => 1638494206 ) [1] => Array ( [title] => Aircraft reveal a surprisingly strong Southern Ocean carbon sink ? NovLink [link] => https://bbc-edition.com/health-science-news/aircraft-reveal-a-surprisingly-strong-southern-ocean-carbon-sink-novlink/ [comments] => https://bbc-edition.com/health-science-news/aircraft-reveal-a-surprisingly-strong-southern-ocean-carbon-sink-novlink/#respond [dc] => Array ( [creator] => Betty Foster ) [pubdate] => Fri, 03 Dec 2021 00:51:43 +0000 [category] => Health & Science News [guid] => https://bbc-edition.com/health-science-news/aircraft-reveal-a-surprisingly-strong-southern-ocean-carbon-sink-novlink/ [description] => Journal Reference: Matthew C. Long, Britton B. Stephens, Kathryn McKain, Colm Sweeney, Ralph F. Keeling, Eric A. Kort, Eric J. Morgan, Jonathan D. Bent, Naveen Chandra, Frederic Chevallier, Róisín Commane, Bruce C. Daube, Paul B. Krummel, Zoë Loh, Ingrid T. Luijkx, David Munro, Prabir Patra, Wouter Peters, Michel Ramonet, Christian Rödenbeck, Ann Stavert, Pieter Tans, ... Read more [content] => Array ( [encoded] =>

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  1. Matthew C. Long, Britton B. Stephens, Kathryn McKain, Colm Sweeney, Ralph F. Keeling, Eric A. Kort, Eric J. Morgan, Jonathan D. Bent, Naveen Chandra, Frederic Chevallier, Róisín Commane, Bruce C. Daube, Paul B. Krummel, Zoë Loh, Ingrid T. Luijkx, David Munro, Prabir Patra, Wouter Peters, Michel Ramonet, Christian Rödenbeck, Ann Stavert, Pieter Tans, Steven C. Wofsy. Strong Southern Ocean carbon uptake evident in airborne observations. Science, 2021; 374 (6572): 1275 DOI: 10.1126/science.abi4355

The findings provide clarity about the role the icy waters surrounding Antarctica play in buffering the impact of increasing greenhouse gas emissions, after research published in recent years suggested the Southern Ocean might be less of a sink than previously thought.

The new study, published this week in the journal Science, makes use of observations from research aircraft flown during three field projects over nearly a decade, as well as a collection of atmospheric models, to determine that the Southern Ocean takes up significantly more carbon than it releases. The research also highlights the power that airborne observations have to reveal critical patterns in the global carbon cycle.

?You can?t fool the atmosphere,? said NCAR scientist Matthew Long, the paper?s lead author. ?While measurements taken from the ocean surface and from land are important, they are too sparse to provide a reliable picture of air-sea carbon flux. The atmosphere, however, can integrate fluxes over large expanses. Airborne measurements show a drawdown of CO2 in the lower atmosphere over the Southern Ocean surface in summer, indicating carbon uptake by the ocean.?

The research is funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), which is NCAR?s sponsor, as well as by NASA and NOAA.

Uncertainty about the role of the Southern Ocean

Once human-produced emissions of CO2 ? from burning fossil fuels and other activities ? enter the atmosphere, some of the gas is taken up by plants and some is absorbed into the ocean. While the overall concentration of CO2 in the atmosphere continues to increase, causing the global temperature to rise, these land and ocean ?sinks? slow the effect.

A more precise understanding of where carbon sinks exist, how big they are, and how they may be changing as society continues to emit more CO2 is crucial to projecting the future trajectory of climate change. It is also necessary for evaluating the impact of potential emission reduction measures and CO2 removal technologies.

Scientists have long thought that the Southern Ocean is an important carbon sink. In the region around Antarctica, cold water from the deep ocean is transported to the surface. This upwelling water may not have seen the surface of the ocean for hundreds of years ? but once in contact with the atmosphere, it?s able to absorb CO2 before sinking again.

Measurements of CO2 and related properties in the ocean suggest that 40 percent of all human-produced CO2 now stored in the ocean was originally taken up by the Southern Ocean. But measuring the actual flux at the surface ? the back and forth exchange of CO2 between the water and the overlying air throughout a year ? has been challenging.

In recent years, scientists have used observations of pH taken from autonomous floats deployed in the Southern Ocean to infer information about air-sea carbon flux. The results of those efforts suggested that the carbon sink in the Southern Ocean might be much smaller than previously thought. The possibility that the prevailing understanding of the role the Southern Ocean plays in the carbon cycle might be wrong generated a lot of discussion within the scientific community and left unanswered questions, including where the excess CO2 is going if not into the Southern Ocean. Could there be a significant sink on land or elsewhere in the global oceans that scientists have missed?

The value of atmospheric measurements

In the new study, the research team sought to address the uncertainty by looking at carbon in the air instead of in the water. The atmosphere and the ocean exist in balance, and they are constantly exchanging CO2, oxygen, and other gases with each other.

The research team pieced together airborne measurements from three different field projects with deployments stretching over nearly a decade: the HIAPER Pole-to-Pole Observations (HIPPO) project, the O2/N2 Ratio and CO2 Airborne Southern Ocean (ORCAS) study, and the Atmospheric Tomography (ATom) mission.

While there are also surface monitoring stations that measure CO2 in the atmosphere over the Southern Ocean, these stations are relatively few and far between, making it difficult to characterize what is happening across the entire region.

?The atmospheric CO2 signals over the Southern Ocean are small and challenging to measure, especially from surface stations using different instruments run by different laboratories,? said NCAR scientist Britton Stephens, a co-author of the study who co-led or participated in all of the field campaigns. ?But with the suite of high-performance instrumentation we flew, the signals were striking and unequivocal.?

Critically, the data from the aircraft campaigns captured the vertical CO2 gradient. For example, during the NSF-funded ORCAS field campaign, which took place in January and February 2016, Stephens, Long, and other scientists on board the NSF/NCAR HIAPER Gulfstream V research aircraft could see a decrease in CO2 concentrations on their instruments as the plane descended.

?Every time the GV dipped near the surface, turbulence increased ? indicating the air was in contact with the ocean ? at precisely the moment when all the CO2 instruments registered a drop in concentrations,? Stephens said. ?You could feel it.?

The new study finds that this gradient is quite sensitive to the air-sea carbon flux, offering researchers an unprecedented opportunity to characterize the Southern Ocean?s carbon uptake.

?We needed observations that included both intensive surveys at a particular time of the year and that spanned the seasonal cycle,? Long said. ?That was the motivation for combining multiple aircraft campaigns that span roughly a decade. We were able to aggregate them together to assess the mean seasonal cycle of CO2 variability in the atmosphere.?

After piecing together how CO2 typically varies in the atmosphere at a particular time of the year, the research team turned to a suite of atmospheric models to help them translate their atmospheric profiles into an estimate of how much CO2 the ocean was soaking up or releasing. Their conclusion was that the Southern Ocean takes in significantly more carbon in the summer than it loses during the winter, absorbing a whopping 2 billion tons of CO2 over the course of a year. In the summer, blooms of photosynthetic algae, or phytoplankton, play a key role in driving CO2 uptake into the ocean.

The research team noted that a regular program of future airborne observations over the Southern Ocean could also help scientists understand whether the area?s capacity to continue taking up carbon may change in the future. A similar measurement strategy could yield important information in other regions of the globe too.

?We?ve really seen that these observations are hugely powerful,? Long said. ?Future aircraft observations could yield extremely high scientific value for the investment. It?s critical that we have a finger on the pulse of the carbon cycle as we enter a period when global society is taking action to reduce CO2 in the atmosphere. These observations can help us do just that.?

Aircraft reveal a surprisingly strong Southern Ocean carbon sink

) [wfw] => Array ( [commentrss] => https://bbc-edition.com/health-science-news/aircraft-reveal-a-surprisingly-strong-southern-ocean-carbon-sink-novlink/feed/ ) [slash] => Array ( [comments] => 0 ) [summary] => Journal Reference: Matthew C. Long, Britton B. Stephens, Kathryn McKain, Colm Sweeney, Ralph F. Keeling, Eric A. Kort, Eric J. Morgan, Jonathan D. Bent, Naveen Chandra, Frederic Chevallier, Róisín Commane, Bruce C. Daube, Paul B. Krummel, Zoë Loh, Ingrid T. Luijkx, David Munro, Prabir Patra, Wouter Peters, Michel Ramonet, Christian Rödenbeck, Ann Stavert, Pieter Tans, ... Read more [atom_content] =>

Journal Reference:

  1. Matthew C. Long, Britton B. Stephens, Kathryn McKain, Colm Sweeney, Ralph F. Keeling, Eric A. Kort, Eric J. Morgan, Jonathan D. Bent, Naveen Chandra, Frederic Chevallier, Róisín Commane, Bruce C. Daube, Paul B. Krummel, Zoë Loh, Ingrid T. Luijkx, David Munro, Prabir Patra, Wouter Peters, Michel Ramonet, Christian Rödenbeck, Ann Stavert, Pieter Tans, Steven C. Wofsy. Strong Southern Ocean carbon uptake evident in airborne observations. Science, 2021; 374 (6572): 1275 DOI: 10.1126/science.abi4355

The findings provide clarity about the role the icy waters surrounding Antarctica play in buffering the impact of increasing greenhouse gas emissions, after research published in recent years suggested the Southern Ocean might be less of a sink than previously thought.

The new study, published this week in the journal Science, makes use of observations from research aircraft flown during three field projects over nearly a decade, as well as a collection of atmospheric models, to determine that the Southern Ocean takes up significantly more carbon than it releases. The research also highlights the power that airborne observations have to reveal critical patterns in the global carbon cycle.

?You can?t fool the atmosphere,? said NCAR scientist Matthew Long, the paper?s lead author. ?While measurements taken from the ocean surface and from land are important, they are too sparse to provide a reliable picture of air-sea carbon flux. The atmosphere, however, can integrate fluxes over large expanses. Airborne measurements show a drawdown of CO2 in the lower atmosphere over the Southern Ocean surface in summer, indicating carbon uptake by the ocean.?

The research is funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), which is NCAR?s sponsor, as well as by NASA and NOAA.

Uncertainty about the role of the Southern Ocean

Once human-produced emissions of CO2 ? from burning fossil fuels and other activities ? enter the atmosphere, some of the gas is taken up by plants and some is absorbed into the ocean. While the overall concentration of CO2 in the atmosphere continues to increase, causing the global temperature to rise, these land and ocean ?sinks? slow the effect.

A more precise understanding of where carbon sinks exist, how big they are, and how they may be changing as society continues to emit more CO2 is crucial to projecting the future trajectory of climate change. It is also necessary for evaluating the impact of potential emission reduction measures and CO2 removal technologies.

Scientists have long thought that the Southern Ocean is an important carbon sink. In the region around Antarctica, cold water from the deep ocean is transported to the surface. This upwelling water may not have seen the surface of the ocean for hundreds of years ? but once in contact with the atmosphere, it?s able to absorb CO2 before sinking again.

Measurements of CO2 and related properties in the ocean suggest that 40 percent of all human-produced CO2 now stored in the ocean was originally taken up by the Southern Ocean. But measuring the actual flux at the surface ? the back and forth exchange of CO2 between the water and the overlying air throughout a year ? has been challenging.

In recent years, scientists have used observations of pH taken from autonomous floats deployed in the Southern Ocean to infer information about air-sea carbon flux. The results of those efforts suggested that the carbon sink in the Southern Ocean might be much smaller than previously thought. The possibility that the prevailing understanding of the role the Southern Ocean plays in the carbon cycle might be wrong generated a lot of discussion within the scientific community and left unanswered questions, including where the excess CO2 is going if not into the Southern Ocean. Could there be a significant sink on land or elsewhere in the global oceans that scientists have missed?

The value of atmospheric measurements

In the new study, the research team sought to address the uncertainty by looking at carbon in the air instead of in the water. The atmosphere and the ocean exist in balance, and they are constantly exchanging CO2, oxygen, and other gases with each other.

The research team pieced together airborne measurements from three different field projects with deployments stretching over nearly a decade: the HIAPER Pole-to-Pole Observations (HIPPO) project, the O2/N2 Ratio and CO2 Airborne Southern Ocean (ORCAS) study, and the Atmospheric Tomography (ATom) mission.

While there are also surface monitoring stations that measure CO2 in the atmosphere over the Southern Ocean, these stations are relatively few and far between, making it difficult to characterize what is happening across the entire region.

?The atmospheric CO2 signals over the Southern Ocean are small and challenging to measure, especially from surface stations using different instruments run by different laboratories,? said NCAR scientist Britton Stephens, a co-author of the study who co-led or participated in all of the field campaigns. ?But with the suite of high-performance instrumentation we flew, the signals were striking and unequivocal.?

Critically, the data from the aircraft campaigns captured the vertical CO2 gradient. For example, during the NSF-funded ORCAS field campaign, which took place in January and February 2016, Stephens, Long, and other scientists on board the NSF/NCAR HIAPER Gulfstream V research aircraft could see a decrease in CO2 concentrations on their instruments as the plane descended.

?Every time the GV dipped near the surface, turbulence increased ? indicating the air was in contact with the ocean ? at precisely the moment when all the CO2 instruments registered a drop in concentrations,? Stephens said. ?You could feel it.?

The new study finds that this gradient is quite sensitive to the air-sea carbon flux, offering researchers an unprecedented opportunity to characterize the Southern Ocean?s carbon uptake.

?We needed observations that included both intensive surveys at a particular time of the year and that spanned the seasonal cycle,? Long said. ?That was the motivation for combining multiple aircraft campaigns that span roughly a decade. We were able to aggregate them together to assess the mean seasonal cycle of CO2 variability in the atmosphere.?

After piecing together how CO2 typically varies in the atmosphere at a particular time of the year, the research team turned to a suite of atmospheric models to help them translate their atmospheric profiles into an estimate of how much CO2 the ocean was soaking up or releasing. Their conclusion was that the Southern Ocean takes in significantly more carbon in the summer than it loses during the winter, absorbing a whopping 2 billion tons of CO2 over the course of a year. In the summer, blooms of photosynthetic algae, or phytoplankton, play a key role in driving CO2 uptake into the ocean.

The research team noted that a regular program of future airborne observations over the Southern Ocean could also help scientists understand whether the area?s capacity to continue taking up carbon may change in the future. A similar measurement strategy could yield important information in other regions of the globe too.

?We?ve really seen that these observations are hugely powerful,? Long said. ?Future aircraft observations could yield extremely high scientific value for the investment. It?s critical that we have a finger on the pulse of the carbon cycle as we enter a period when global society is taking action to reduce CO2 in the atmosphere. These observations can help us do just that.?

Aircraft reveal a surprisingly strong Southern Ocean carbon sink

[date_timestamp] => 1638492703 ) [2] => Array ( [title] => Meghan Markle, the victory against the UK media [link] => https://bbc-edition.com/entertainment/meghan-markle-the-victory-against-the-uk-media/ [comments] => https://bbc-edition.com/entertainment/meghan-markle-the-victory-against-the-uk-media/#respond [dc] => Array ( [creator] => Pauline Potteer ) [pubdate] => Fri, 03 Dec 2021 00:48:46 +0000 [category] => Entertainmentjason knaufMarklemediaMeghanMeghan markleprincipe harryprocessvictory [guid] => https://bbc-edition.com/entertainment/meghan-markle-the-victory-against-the-uk-media/ [description] => Victory for Meghan Markle. The wife of the principe Harry she managed to get the better of the British media and assert her right to privacy before the courts, avoiding the hype of a possible third trial. The Court of Appeal confirmed the first instance ruling, according to which the Daily Mail is guilty of violating ... Read more [content] => Array ( [encoded] =>

Victory for Meghan Markle. The wife of the principe Harry she managed to get the better of the British media and assert her right to privacy before the courts, avoiding the hype of a possible third trial. The Court of Appeal confirmed the first instance ruling, according to which the Daily Mail is guilty of violating the right to privacy of the Duchess, publishing a personal letter from Meghan to her father.

The witness

And to say that the reputation of Meghan Markle she seemed totally compromised after the crucial testimony of Jason Knauf, the former Sussex communications officer. At the court the man had revealed how at the time the Sussexes had deliberately and regularly sought contact with journalists and even with the authors of their alleged “unauthorized” autobiography entitled Finding Freedom, written by Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand in 2020. Kanuf’s unexpected testimony forced the Duchess to retract her statements at trial and acknowledge her involvement in the publication of the material.

Meghan’s retraction

The embarrassing turnaround of the actress, who apologized to the jury for her “forgetfulness”, had no impact on the outcome of the trial, which ultimately ended in a landslide victory for Meghan. “This is a victory not only for me, but for anyone who has ever been afraid to stand up for what is right,” Markle commented triumphantly. While this victory sets a precedent, what matters most is that we are now brave enough to reshape a tabloid industry that conditions people to be cruel and profits from the lies and pain they create. “

Some British legal experts take the opposite view, who underlined the worrying consequences of the sentence for freedom of expression: “This decision – commented the lawyer Matthew Dando – increases the concern that privacy laws allow public figures to selectively determine what can be reported about them and thus manipulate the media narrative. It is a dangerous precedent ».

Despite the opposition of public opinion and the media, with which it has never enjoyed great popularity, Meghan Markle she did not allow herself to be intimidated. “From day one (…) the accused has dealt with (the cause, ed) as a game without rules. The longer they dragged it on, the more they could distort facts and manipulate the public, making a simple case extraordinarily convoluted in order to generate more headlines and sell more newspapers, a model that rewards chaos above truth. In the nearly three years since it began, I have been patient in the face of calculated deception, intimidation and attacks. The courts have called the defendant to answer and my hope is that we all begin to do the same. Because as far as this may seem from your personal life, it is not. Tomorrow it could be you. These harmful practices don’t happen once: they are a daily failure that divides us and we all deserve better ».


Last updated: Thursday 2 December 2021, 22:59

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) [wfw] => Array ( [commentrss] => https://bbc-edition.com/entertainment/meghan-markle-the-victory-against-the-uk-media/feed/ ) [slash] => Array ( [comments] => 0 ) [summary] => Victory for Meghan Markle. The wife of the principe Harry she managed to get the better of the British media and assert her right to privacy before the courts, avoiding the hype of a possible third trial. The Court of Appeal confirmed the first instance ruling, according to which the Daily Mail is guilty of violating ... Read more [atom_content] =>

Victory for Meghan Markle. The wife of the principe Harry she managed to get the better of the British media and assert her right to privacy before the courts, avoiding the hype of a possible third trial. The Court of Appeal confirmed the first instance ruling, according to which the Daily Mail is guilty of violating the right to privacy of the Duchess, publishing a personal letter from Meghan to her father.

The witness

And to say that the reputation of Meghan Markle she seemed totally compromised after the crucial testimony of Jason Knauf, the former Sussex communications officer. At the court the man had revealed how at the time the Sussexes had deliberately and regularly sought contact with journalists and even with the authors of their alleged “unauthorized” autobiography entitled Finding Freedom, written by Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand in 2020. Kanuf’s unexpected testimony forced the Duchess to retract her statements at trial and acknowledge her involvement in the publication of the material.

Meghan’s retraction

The embarrassing turnaround of the actress, who apologized to the jury for her “forgetfulness”, had no impact on the outcome of the trial, which ultimately ended in a landslide victory for Meghan. “This is a victory not only for me, but for anyone who has ever been afraid to stand up for what is right,” Markle commented triumphantly. While this victory sets a precedent, what matters most is that we are now brave enough to reshape a tabloid industry that conditions people to be cruel and profits from the lies and pain they create. “

Some British legal experts take the opposite view, who underlined the worrying consequences of the sentence for freedom of expression: “This decision – commented the lawyer Matthew Dando – increases the concern that privacy laws allow public figures to selectively determine what can be reported about them and thus manipulate the media narrative. It is a dangerous precedent ».

Despite the opposition of public opinion and the media, with which it has never enjoyed great popularity, Meghan Markle she did not allow herself to be intimidated. “From day one (…) the accused has dealt with (the cause, ed) as a game without rules. The longer they dragged it on, the more they could distort facts and manipulate the public, making a simple case extraordinarily convoluted in order to generate more headlines and sell more newspapers, a model that rewards chaos above truth. In the nearly three years since it began, I have been patient in the face of calculated deception, intimidation and attacks. The courts have called the defendant to answer and my hope is that we all begin to do the same. Because as far as this may seem from your personal life, it is not. Tomorrow it could be you. These harmful practices don’t happen once: they are a daily failure that divides us and we all deserve better ».


Last updated: Thursday 2 December 2021, 22:59

© REPRODUCTION RESERVED

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[date_timestamp] => 1638492526 ) [3] => Array ( [title] => In the United States, Congress overcomes a first obstacle to avoid a shutdown [link] => https://bbc-edition.com/international/in-the-united-states-congress-overcomes-a-first-obstacle-to-avoid-a-shutdown/ [comments] => https://bbc-edition.com/international/in-the-united-states-congress-overcomes-a-first-obstacle-to-avoid-a-shutdown/#respond [dc] => Array ( [creator] => Harry Rivers ) [pubdate] => Fri, 03 Dec 2021 00:41:45 +0000 [category] => InternationalavoidcongressobstacleovercomesshutdownStatesUnited [guid] => https://bbc-edition.com/international/in-the-united-states-congress-overcomes-a-first-obstacle-to-avoid-a-shutdown/ [description] => A view of the Capitol in Washington, USA on December 2, 2021. DREW ANGERER / AFP The American Congress overcame, Thursday, December 2, a first obstacle to escape a paralysis of the American federal services this weekend, the famous shutdown, that elected Republicans seek to provoke in order to protest against the vaccine obligations of ... Read more [content] => Array ( [encoded] =>

The American Congress overcame, Thursday, December 2, a first obstacle to escape a paralysis of the American federal services this weekend, the famous shutdown, that elected Republicans seek to provoke in order to protest against the vaccine obligations of the Biden government.

The elected representatives of the House of Representatives approved a new finance law in the afternoon to try to avoid a sudden drain of the resources of the federal state on Friday at midnight, which would force hundreds of thousands of unemployed employees technical.

But this text, the result of long negotiations, must now go through the Senate stage, where a single defection could prevent it from being adopted in time, the agreement of all elected officials being necessary to vote.

However, a handful of Republicans, most of them very close to Donald Trump, refuse this for the moment, arguing that the text would help finance Joe Biden’s decree which requires employees of companies with more than 100 people to be vaccinated, and which they oppose. One of them, Senator Mike Lee, of the very conservative state of Utah, defended his decision Thursday. “Whether to choose between temporarily suspending non-essential activities and sitting idly by” in the face of this vaccination decree, he pleaded, “I will support American workers, every time”.

“So stupid”

Ministries but also national parks and a multitude of American organizations would be affected if the threat of these elected officials was carried out. The winter 2018 shutdown, the longest to date, had notably affected the control of baggage in airports, a mess that the vast majority of elected Congressmen do not want before the holidays.

Read also Five questions about the “shutdown” in the United States

Anxious to avoid this very unpopular situation among Americans, parliamentary officials from both camps are calling on the dissenters to change their minds as a matter of urgency. “It’s so stupid that people opposed to science, to vaccination, say they are going to block the federal state because of it”, lambasted the Democratic President of the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi.

Despite these negotiations, Joe Biden was confident Thursday afternoon. “There is a strategy in place” to avoid a shutdown, he said during a trip, “Unless someone decides to behave completely insane”.

It is certainly very common for very last minute deals to be found on temporary budgets. But the situation was uncertain enough that several economists began to quantify the price of this possible blockage, valuing it at a few billion dollars per week.

Debt, army, maternal

The urgency is twofold because parliamentarians must in parallel tackle before the holidays to a set of specifications that are just as crucial. In addition to this finance law, elected officials are expected to adopt a separate defense budget.

Even more urgent, they have until December 15 to raise the debt capacity of the United States in order to avoid the first sovereign default of the world’s largest economic power. Otherwise America could find itself strapped for cash and unable to meet its payments, a potentially catastrophic situation that major powers around the world are watching closely.

If Congress manages to get rid of these sites in time, it will finally be able to debate the gigantic component of social and ecological investments wanted by Joe Biden, which the White House is impatiently awaiting. This $ 1,750 billion project, which provides, among other things, free kindergarten for all and generous funding to reduce American greenhouse gas emissions, has been stuck for months in the limbo of the American Parliament.

However, Joe Biden is desperately counting on these measures, very popular with Americans according to the polls, to relaunch his presidency. The leader of the Democratic majority in the Senate has pledged that this text be adopted before Christmas. This scenario, like so many others in Congress, remains very uncertain for the time being.

The World with AFP

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The American Congress overcame, Thursday, December 2, a first obstacle to escape a paralysis of the American federal services this weekend, the famous shutdown, that elected Republicans seek to provoke in order to protest against the vaccine obligations of the Biden government.

The elected representatives of the House of Representatives approved a new finance law in the afternoon to try to avoid a sudden drain of the resources of the federal state on Friday at midnight, which would force hundreds of thousands of unemployed employees technical.

But this text, the result of long negotiations, must now go through the Senate stage, where a single defection could prevent it from being adopted in time, the agreement of all elected officials being necessary to vote.

However, a handful of Republicans, most of them very close to Donald Trump, refuse this for the moment, arguing that the text would help finance Joe Biden’s decree which requires employees of companies with more than 100 people to be vaccinated, and which they oppose. One of them, Senator Mike Lee, of the very conservative state of Utah, defended his decision Thursday. “Whether to choose between temporarily suspending non-essential activities and sitting idly by” in the face of this vaccination decree, he pleaded, “I will support American workers, every time”.

“So stupid”

Ministries but also national parks and a multitude of American organizations would be affected if the threat of these elected officials was carried out. The winter 2018 shutdown, the longest to date, had notably affected the control of baggage in airports, a mess that the vast majority of elected Congressmen do not want before the holidays.

Read also Five questions about the “shutdown” in the United States

Anxious to avoid this very unpopular situation among Americans, parliamentary officials from both camps are calling on the dissenters to change their minds as a matter of urgency. “It’s so stupid that people opposed to science, to vaccination, say they are going to block the federal state because of it”, lambasted the Democratic President of the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi.

Despite these negotiations, Joe Biden was confident Thursday afternoon. “There is a strategy in place” to avoid a shutdown, he said during a trip, “Unless someone decides to behave completely insane”.

It is certainly very common for very last minute deals to be found on temporary budgets. But the situation was uncertain enough that several economists began to quantify the price of this possible blockage, valuing it at a few billion dollars per week.

Debt, army, maternal

The urgency is twofold because parliamentarians must in parallel tackle before the holidays to a set of specifications that are just as crucial. In addition to this finance law, elected officials are expected to adopt a separate defense budget.

Even more urgent, they have until December 15 to raise the debt capacity of the United States in order to avoid the first sovereign default of the world’s largest economic power. Otherwise America could find itself strapped for cash and unable to meet its payments, a potentially catastrophic situation that major powers around the world are watching closely.

If Congress manages to get rid of these sites in time, it will finally be able to debate the gigantic component of social and ecological investments wanted by Joe Biden, which the White House is impatiently awaiting. This $ 1,750 billion project, which provides, among other things, free kindergarten for all and generous funding to reduce American greenhouse gas emissions, has been stuck for months in the limbo of the American Parliament.

However, Joe Biden is desperately counting on these measures, very popular with Americans according to the polls, to relaunch his presidency. The leader of the Democratic majority in the Senate has pledged that this text be adopted before Christmas. This scenario, like so many others in Congress, remains very uncertain for the time being.

The World with AFP

[date_timestamp] => 1638492105 ) [4] => Array ( [title] => 2nd roof single Berlusconi anticipates album [link] => https://bbc-edition.com/music/2nd-roof-single-berlusconi-anticipates-album/ [comments] => https://bbc-edition.com/music/2nd-roof-single-berlusconi-anticipates-album/#respond [dc] => Array ( [creator] => Susan Hall ) [pubdate] => Fri, 03 Dec 2021 00:28:47 +0000 [category] => Music2ndalbumanticipatesBerlusconiroofsingle [guid] => https://bbc-edition.com/music/2nd-roof-single-berlusconi-anticipates-album/ [description] => I 2ND ROOF, a duo of multi-platinum producers, a few days after the announcement of the release of the first official album ROOF TOP MIXTAPE VOL. 1 release their first single Berlusconi. 2ND ROOF ? Berlusconi The single, out on December 3, is a feat. Jake La Furia, Nitro e Hope (Epic/Sony Music Italy). In ... Read more [content] => Array ( [encoded] =>

I 2ND ROOF, a duo of multi-platinum producers, a few days after the announcement of the release of the first official album ROOF TOP MIXTAPE VOL. 1 release their first single Berlusconi.

2ND ROOF ? Berlusconi

The single, out on December 3, is a feat. Jake La Furia, Nitro e Hope (Epic/Sony Music Italy).

In the song the stylistic identities are amalgamated: the quick and incisive old school rap of Jake La Furia, the dark verses between English and Italian by Nitro and the Neapolitan rap of Hope.

The verses are shot on an accelerated beat and instruments that play grave melodies; the base creates an almost dark and aggressive atmosphere, which accompanies a text that refers to the stylistic features of the genre to which the piece belongs: the self-celebration of the self that oscillates between money, fame and being real and genuine people .

Many quotes: from the provocative title up to Scarface, iconic and controversial character, which is repeated in the chorus.

2ND ROOF ? ROOF TOP MIXTAPE VOL. 1

The album already in preorder will be released on Friday 17th December also in CD format and on autographed vinyl.

The album, fundamental for the artistic career of the two producers, is enriched by the collaboration with other talented artists of the current Italian and international hip hop scene.

The names are still partly to be revealed.

2nd roof

we know better the 2ND ROOF

2ND ROOF is a duo of multi-platinum producers based in Milan and Los Angeles, consisting of Pietro Miano e Federico Vaccari.

Their keen ability to anticipate sounds in rap and hip hop has made them one of the most sought-after producers for over 10 years.

Thanks to the internationality of their sound, they managed to export their music also to the USA and to collaborate with rappers of the caliber of Kennedy House.

Furthermore, their versatility has led them to work in different fields, from fashion to cinema, and to produce the soundtrack of the film di Aldo Giovanni and Giacomo The rich, the poor and the butler (2014).

In ten years i 2ND ROOF they have become among the most requested producers, both in Italy and abroad. Among the most important projects they have dedicated themselves to, the five-time Platinum song stand out The sky in the room from Salmo, which with its 130 million streams is still among the most listened to on Spotify, the album Mr. Fini from Ford, to date certified Double Platinum, of which they have edited 8 tracks in which the feat. with Sphere Ebbasta, Paky e Noizy, and ?17?, the highly acclaimed album by Emis Killa e Jake La Furia.

On the international level, however, collaborations with the likes of Don Toliver, Snoh Allegra, Gary Clark Jr. e Dua Lipa.

2021 opened with the release of their first official single Infamous feat. Ford e J Lord and with the signature of the production of 4 of the tracks of the American film Gully. Among these, too Can They Hear Us, performed by the world famous artist Dua Lipa.

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I 2ND ROOF, a duo of multi-platinum producers, a few days after the announcement of the release of the first official album ROOF TOP MIXTAPE VOL. 1 release their first single Berlusconi.

2ND ROOF ? Berlusconi

The single, out on December 3, is a feat. Jake La Furia, Nitro e Hope (Epic/Sony Music Italy).

In the song the stylistic identities are amalgamated: the quick and incisive old school rap of Jake La Furia, the dark verses between English and Italian by Nitro and the Neapolitan rap of Hope.

The verses are shot on an accelerated beat and instruments that play grave melodies; the base creates an almost dark and aggressive atmosphere, which accompanies a text that refers to the stylistic features of the genre to which the piece belongs: the self-celebration of the self that oscillates between money, fame and being real and genuine people .

Many quotes: from the provocative title up to Scarface, iconic and controversial character, which is repeated in the chorus.

2ND ROOF ? ROOF TOP MIXTAPE VOL. 1

The album already in preorder will be released on Friday 17th December also in CD format and on autographed vinyl.

The album, fundamental for the artistic career of the two producers, is enriched by the collaboration with other talented artists of the current Italian and international hip hop scene.

The names are still partly to be revealed.

2nd roof

we know better the 2ND ROOF

2ND ROOF is a duo of multi-platinum producers based in Milan and Los Angeles, consisting of Pietro Miano e Federico Vaccari.

Their keen ability to anticipate sounds in rap and hip hop has made them one of the most sought-after producers for over 10 years.

Thanks to the internationality of their sound, they managed to export their music also to the USA and to collaborate with rappers of the caliber of Kennedy House.

Furthermore, their versatility has led them to work in different fields, from fashion to cinema, and to produce the soundtrack of the film di Aldo Giovanni and Giacomo The rich, the poor and the butler (2014).

In ten years i 2ND ROOF they have become among the most requested producers, both in Italy and abroad. Among the most important projects they have dedicated themselves to, the five-time Platinum song stand out The sky in the room from Salmo, which with its 130 million streams is still among the most listened to on Spotify, the album Mr. Fini from Ford, to date certified Double Platinum, of which they have edited 8 tracks in which the feat. with Sphere Ebbasta, Paky e Noizy, and ?17?, the highly acclaimed album by Emis Killa e Jake La Furia.

On the international level, however, collaborations with the likes of Don Toliver, Snoh Allegra, Gary Clark Jr. e Dua Lipa.

2021 opened with the release of their first official single Infamous feat. Ford e J Lord and with the signature of the production of 4 of the tracks of the American film Gully. Among these, too Can They Hear Us, performed by the world famous artist Dua Lipa.

[date_timestamp] => 1638491327 ) [5] => Array ( [title] => Researchers develop speedy, highly accurate test to detect viruses ? NovLink [link] => https://bbc-edition.com/health-science-news/researchers-develop-speedy-highly-accurate-test-to-detect-viruses-novlink/ [comments] => https://bbc-edition.com/health-science-news/researchers-develop-speedy-highly-accurate-test-to-detect-viruses-novlink/#respond [dc] => Array ( [creator] => Betty Foster ) [pubdate] => Thu, 02 Dec 2021 23:50:44 +0000 [category] => Health & Science News [guid] => https://bbc-edition.com/health-science-news/researchers-develop-speedy-highly-accurate-test-to-detect-viruses-novlink/ [description] => Journal Reference: Abraham Vázquez-Guardado, Freya Mehta, Beatriz Jimenez, Aritra Biswas, Keval Ray, Aliyah Baksh, Sang Lee, Nileshi Saraf, Sudipta Seal, Debashis Chanda. DNA-Modified Plasmonic Sensor for the Direct Detection of Virus Biomarkers from the Blood. Nano Letters, 2021; 21 (18): 7505 DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.1c01609 The optical sensor uses nanotechnology to accurately identify viruses in seconds from ... Read more [content] => Array ( [encoded] =>

Journal Reference:

  1. Abraham Vázquez-Guardado, Freya Mehta, Beatriz Jimenez, Aritra Biswas, Keval Ray, Aliyah Baksh, Sang Lee, Nileshi Saraf, Sudipta Seal, Debashis Chanda. DNA-Modified Plasmonic Sensor for the Direct Detection of Virus Biomarkers from the Blood. Nano Letters, 2021; 21 (18): 7505 DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.1c01609

The optical sensor uses nanotechnology to accurately identify viruses in seconds from blood samples. Researchers say the device can tell with 95 percent accuracy if someone has a virus, a significant improvement over current rapid tests that experts warn could have low accuracy. Testing for viruses is important for early treatment and to help stop their spread.

The results are detailed in a new study in the journal Nano Letters.

The researchers tested the device using samples of Dengue virus, a mosquito transmitted pathogen that causes Dengue fever and is a threat to people in the tropics. However, the technology can easily be adapted to detect other viruses, like the COVID-19 virus, says study co-author Debashis Chanda, a professor in UCF?s NanoScience Technology Center.

?The sensitive optical sensor, along with the rapid fabrication approach used in this work, promises the translation of this promising technology to any virus detection including COVID-19 and its mutations with high degree of specificity and accuracy,? Chanda says. ?Here, we demonstrated a credible technique which combines PCR-like genetic coding and optics on a chip for accurate virus detection directly from blood.?

The device closely matches the accuracy of the gold-standard PCR-based tests but with nearly instantaneous results instead of results that take several days to receive. Its accuracy is also a significant improvement over current rapid antigen tests that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and U.S. Centers for Disease Control have cautioned could produce inaccurate results if viral loads are low or test instructions are not properly followed.

The device works by using nano-scale patterns of gold that reflect back the signature of the virus it is set to detect in a sample of blood. Different viruses can be detected by using different DNA sequences that selectively target specific viruses.

Key to the device?s performance is that it can detect viruses directly from blood samples without the need for sample preparation or purification, thus speeding up the test and improving its accuracy.

?A vast majority of biosensors demonstrations in the literature utilize buffer solutions as the test matrix to contain the target analyte,? Chanda says. ?However, these approaches are not practical in real-life applications because complex biological fluids, such as blood, containing the target biomarkers are the main source for sensing and at the same time the main source of protein fouling leading to sensor failure.?

The researchers confirmed the device?s effectiveness with multiple tests that used different virus concentration levels and solution environments, including those with the presence of nontarget virus biomarkers.

Abraham Vazquez-Guardado, the study?s lead author and a postdoctoral fellow at Northwestern University who worked on the research as a doctoral student in Chanda?s lab, says he?s excited about the potential.

?Although there have been previous optical biosensing demonstration in human serum, they still require off-line complex and dedicated sample preparation performed by skilled personnel ? a commodity not available in typical point of care applications,? Vazquez-Guardado says. ?This work demonstrated for the first time an integrated device which separated plasma from the blood and detects the target virus without any pre-processing with potential for near future practical usages.?

Chanda says next steps for the research include adapting the device to detect more viruses.

Study co-authors are Freya Mehta, Beatriz Jimenez, Keval Ray, Aliyah Baksh ? undergraduate students at NanoScience Technology Center; Aritra Biswas ?21MS ? a doctoral student with UCF?s College of Optics and Photonics; Sang Lee ?16 ? a master?s student at the NanoScience Technology Center; Nileshi Saraf ? a graduate of UCF?s Department of Material Science and Engineering doctoral program; and Professor Sudipta Seal ? chair of UCF?s Department of Material Science and Engineering.

Chanda has a joint appointment in UCF?s Department of NanoScience Technology Center, the Department of Physics and the College of Optics and Photonics. He received his doctorate in photonics from the University of Toronto and worked as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign before joining UCF in 2012.

The research was partially supported by National Science Foundation and UCF?s COVID-19 Artificial Intelligence and Big Data Initiative program.

Researchers develop speedy, highly accurate test to detect viruses

) [wfw] => Array ( [commentrss] => https://bbc-edition.com/health-science-news/researchers-develop-speedy-highly-accurate-test-to-detect-viruses-novlink/feed/ ) [slash] => Array ( [comments] => 0 ) [summary] => Journal Reference: Abraham Vázquez-Guardado, Freya Mehta, Beatriz Jimenez, Aritra Biswas, Keval Ray, Aliyah Baksh, Sang Lee, Nileshi Saraf, Sudipta Seal, Debashis Chanda. DNA-Modified Plasmonic Sensor for the Direct Detection of Virus Biomarkers from the Blood. Nano Letters, 2021; 21 (18): 7505 DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.1c01609 The optical sensor uses nanotechnology to accurately identify viruses in seconds from ... Read more [atom_content] =>

Journal Reference:

  1. Abraham Vázquez-Guardado, Freya Mehta, Beatriz Jimenez, Aritra Biswas, Keval Ray, Aliyah Baksh, Sang Lee, Nileshi Saraf, Sudipta Seal, Debashis Chanda. DNA-Modified Plasmonic Sensor for the Direct Detection of Virus Biomarkers from the Blood. Nano Letters, 2021; 21 (18): 7505 DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.1c01609

The optical sensor uses nanotechnology to accurately identify viruses in seconds from blood samples. Researchers say the device can tell with 95 percent accuracy if someone has a virus, a significant improvement over current rapid tests that experts warn could have low accuracy. Testing for viruses is important for early treatment and to help stop their spread.

The results are detailed in a new study in the journal Nano Letters.

The researchers tested the device using samples of Dengue virus, a mosquito transmitted pathogen that causes Dengue fever and is a threat to people in the tropics. However, the technology can easily be adapted to detect other viruses, like the COVID-19 virus, says study co-author Debashis Chanda, a professor in UCF?s NanoScience Technology Center.

?The sensitive optical sensor, along with the rapid fabrication approach used in this work, promises the translation of this promising technology to any virus detection including COVID-19 and its mutations with high degree of specificity and accuracy,? Chanda says. ?Here, we demonstrated a credible technique which combines PCR-like genetic coding and optics on a chip for accurate virus detection directly from blood.?

The device closely matches the accuracy of the gold-standard PCR-based tests but with nearly instantaneous results instead of results that take several days to receive. Its accuracy is also a significant improvement over current rapid antigen tests that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and U.S. Centers for Disease Control have cautioned could produce inaccurate results if viral loads are low or test instructions are not properly followed.

The device works by using nano-scale patterns of gold that reflect back the signature of the virus it is set to detect in a sample of blood. Different viruses can be detected by using different DNA sequences that selectively target specific viruses.

Key to the device?s performance is that it can detect viruses directly from blood samples without the need for sample preparation or purification, thus speeding up the test and improving its accuracy.

?A vast majority of biosensors demonstrations in the literature utilize buffer solutions as the test matrix to contain the target analyte,? Chanda says. ?However, these approaches are not practical in real-life applications because complex biological fluids, such as blood, containing the target biomarkers are the main source for sensing and at the same time the main source of protein fouling leading to sensor failure.?

The researchers confirmed the device?s effectiveness with multiple tests that used different virus concentration levels and solution environments, including those with the presence of nontarget virus biomarkers.

Abraham Vazquez-Guardado, the study?s lead author and a postdoctoral fellow at Northwestern University who worked on the research as a doctoral student in Chanda?s lab, says he?s excited about the potential.

?Although there have been previous optical biosensing demonstration in human serum, they still require off-line complex and dedicated sample preparation performed by skilled personnel ? a commodity not available in typical point of care applications,? Vazquez-Guardado says. ?This work demonstrated for the first time an integrated device which separated plasma from the blood and detects the target virus without any pre-processing with potential for near future practical usages.?

Chanda says next steps for the research include adapting the device to detect more viruses.

Study co-authors are Freya Mehta, Beatriz Jimenez, Keval Ray, Aliyah Baksh ? undergraduate students at NanoScience Technology Center; Aritra Biswas ?21MS ? a doctoral student with UCF?s College of Optics and Photonics; Sang Lee ?16 ? a master?s student at the NanoScience Technology Center; Nileshi Saraf ? a graduate of UCF?s Department of Material Science and Engineering doctoral program; and Professor Sudipta Seal ? chair of UCF?s Department of Material Science and Engineering.

Chanda has a joint appointment in UCF?s Department of NanoScience Technology Center, the Department of Physics and the College of Optics and Photonics. He received his doctorate in photonics from the University of Toronto and worked as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign before joining UCF in 2012.

The research was partially supported by National Science Foundation and UCF?s COVID-19 Artificial Intelligence and Big Data Initiative program.

Researchers develop speedy, highly accurate test to detect viruses

[date_timestamp] => 1638489044 ) [6] => Array ( [title] => So Rocket Lab wants to overtake SpaceX [link] => https://bbc-edition.com/space/so-rocket-lab-wants-to-overtake-spacex/ [comments] => https://bbc-edition.com/space/so-rocket-lab-wants-to-overtake-spacex/#respond [dc] => Array ( [creator] => Susan Hall ) [pubdate] => Thu, 02 Dec 2021 23:48:00 +0000 [category] => SpaceLabovertakerocketSpacex [guid] => https://bbc-edition.com/space/so-rocket-lab-wants-to-overtake-spacex/ [description] => Peter Beck and Elon Musk are not only visually similar. Both unite a visionary approach to new technologies. Both have been working on conquering space for a very long time. Rocket Lab is getting closer and closer to SpaceX Nevertheless, with SpaceX, Musk is a bit ahead of Rocket Lab, of which we hear comparatively ... Read more [content] => Array ( [encoded] =>

Peter Beck and Elon Musk are not only visually similar. Both unite a visionary approach to new technologies. Both have been working on conquering space for a very long time.

Rocket Lab is getting closer and closer to SpaceX

Nevertheless, with SpaceX, Musk is a bit ahead of Rocket Lab, of which we hear comparatively much less – possibly also because of the lower public that Beck claims for himself. Rocket Lab also operates the business of launching small satellites using a specially designed rocket.

The rocket of the company from New Zealand, called electron, which is now based in the USA but still takes off from New Zealand, ranks second on the list of the most-launched rockets of all time, behind SpaceX’s Falcon 9.

The electron rocket is also inexpensive and reliable. It also contains innovations such as 3D-printed engines. So far she can look back on 21 starts. Only the Falcon 9 took off more frequently from the Launchpad with 125 starts.

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2021: IPO and direct competition to Falcon 9

Now Rocket Lab is working on a more modern rocket called the Neutron. It will be larger, partially reusable and should be able to transport larger payloads. An order from the US space agency NASA has already been received. Rocket Lab is scheduled to transport a Mars probe in 2024. With this more powerful rocket at the latest, Beck puts his company in direct competition with Elon Musk’s SpaceX.

Unlike SpaceX, which was previously privately owned, Beck floated its Rocket Lab on the stock exchange in August via the merger with a SPAC. The company received $ 777 million. Since Rocket Lab went public, the stock has risen 56 percent and is currently hovering just under $ 16.

Rocket Lab offers slots on its own satellite buses

Rocket Labs Photon-Satellit im Labor. (Screenshot: Techcrunch/t3n)

Rocket Lab ensures a continuous flow of money through regular order launches for small satellites. The company also manufactures components for satellites itself. Another innovation by New Zealander Peter Beck is the so-called Proton satellite bus. This is a satellite unit that customers can equip with modules. This saves them having to start individual cubesats, which makes their projects much cheaper.

The space startup Garda recently secured three of these satellite buses. This will result in factories in weightlessness. Organs are to be bred there, among other things. The Photon concept is enjoying some popularity, and the small satellite launch offer is also running successfully.

Peter Beck and Elon Musk – similar on several points

Similar to Elon Musk, Peter Beck knew very early on where his professional journey would lead. In high school, for example, he had to hear from a tutor that a career as a rocket builder was “absurdly unattainable”. Not entirely without good reason, because after dropping out of his studies he initially ?only? developed supercomputers and wind turbines before he succeeded in designing a spacecraft.

Otherwise, Musk and Beck are very similar. In addition to age, this even affects appearance. Perhaps there is a phenotype of its own for visionary rocket builders?

You might be interested in that too

) [wfw] => Array ( [commentrss] => https://bbc-edition.com/space/so-rocket-lab-wants-to-overtake-spacex/feed/ ) [slash] => Array ( [comments] => 0 ) [summary] => Peter Beck and Elon Musk are not only visually similar. Both unite a visionary approach to new technologies. Both have been working on conquering space for a very long time. Rocket Lab is getting closer and closer to SpaceX Nevertheless, with SpaceX, Musk is a bit ahead of Rocket Lab, of which we hear comparatively ... Read more [atom_content] =>

Peter Beck and Elon Musk are not only visually similar. Both unite a visionary approach to new technologies. Both have been working on conquering space for a very long time.

Rocket Lab is getting closer and closer to SpaceX

Nevertheless, with SpaceX, Musk is a bit ahead of Rocket Lab, of which we hear comparatively much less – possibly also because of the lower public that Beck claims for himself. Rocket Lab also operates the business of launching small satellites using a specially designed rocket.

The rocket of the company from New Zealand, called electron, which is now based in the USA but still takes off from New Zealand, ranks second on the list of the most-launched rockets of all time, behind SpaceX’s Falcon 9.

The electron rocket is also inexpensive and reliable. It also contains innovations such as 3D-printed engines. So far she can look back on 21 starts. Only the Falcon 9 took off more frequently from the Launchpad with 125 starts.

Almost finished!

Please click on the link in the confirmation email to complete your registration.

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2021: IPO and direct competition to Falcon 9

Now Rocket Lab is working on a more modern rocket called the Neutron. It will be larger, partially reusable and should be able to transport larger payloads. An order from the US space agency NASA has already been received. Rocket Lab is scheduled to transport a Mars probe in 2024. With this more powerful rocket at the latest, Beck puts his company in direct competition with Elon Musk’s SpaceX.

Unlike SpaceX, which was previously privately owned, Beck floated its Rocket Lab on the stock exchange in August via the merger with a SPAC. The company received $ 777 million. Since Rocket Lab went public, the stock has risen 56 percent and is currently hovering just under $ 16.

Rocket Lab offers slots on its own satellite buses

Rocket Labs Photon-Satellit im Labor. (Screenshot: Techcrunch/t3n)

Rocket Lab ensures a continuous flow of money through regular order launches for small satellites. The company also manufactures components for satellites itself. Another innovation by New Zealander Peter Beck is the so-called Proton satellite bus. This is a satellite unit that customers can equip with modules. This saves them having to start individual cubesats, which makes their projects much cheaper.

The space startup Garda recently secured three of these satellite buses. This will result in factories in weightlessness. Organs are to be bred there, among other things. The Photon concept is enjoying some popularity, and the small satellite launch offer is also running successfully.

Peter Beck and Elon Musk – similar on several points

Similar to Elon Musk, Peter Beck knew very early on where his professional journey would lead. In high school, for example, he had to hear from a tutor that a career as a rocket builder was “absurdly unattainable”. Not entirely without good reason, because after dropping out of his studies he initially ?only? developed supercomputers and wind turbines before he succeeded in designing a spacecraft.

Otherwise, Musk and Beck are very similar. In addition to age, this even affects appearance. Perhaps there is a phenotype of its own for visionary rocket builders?

You might be interested in that too

[date_timestamp] => 1638488880 ) [7] => Array ( [title] => Check out the horoscope for all signs this Friday, the 3rd [link] => https://bbc-edition.com/hobbies/check-out-the-horoscope-for-all-signs-this-friday-the-3rd/ [comments] => https://bbc-edition.com/hobbies/check-out-the-horoscope-for-all-signs-this-friday-the-3rd/#respond [dc] => Array ( [creator] => Harry Rivers ) [pubdate] => Thu, 02 Dec 2021 23:36:51 +0000 [category] => Hobbies3rdcheckFridayHoroscopeSigns [guid] => https://bbc-edition.com/hobbies/check-out-the-horoscope-for-all-signs-this-friday-the-3rd/ [description] => The moon Europa is a “game changer” for quests in search of life. That’s because its main source of energy comes from Jupiter, not the Sun. As it orbits the gas giant, Jupiter’s immense gravity causes Europa to flex. Tidal flexion calculations allow moons and planets to host liquid water, even if they are far ... Read more [content] => Array ( [encoded] =>

The moon Europa is a “game changer” for quests in search of life. That’s because its main source of energy comes from Jupiter, not the Sun. As it orbits the gas giant, Jupiter’s immense gravity causes Europa to flex. Tidal flexion calculations allow moons and planets to host liquid water, even if they are far from the zone around a star where heat and energy allow water to remain liquid (Credit: NASA)

To what extent are you willing to revise beliefs? And how much are you open to rethinking values ??and priorities? Well, know that some such wide-ranging questions are essential on this Friday, which is the first of this closing month of 2021. waning moon reaches its last stages, entering the philosophical sign of Sagittarius, where it will reach the New Moon on Saturday morning, the 4th, in a Total Solar Eclipse.

From an astronomical point of view, a Solar Eclipse is when the queen of the night stands between the Terra it’s the Sol, temporarily hiding the light of our star-king. In astrology, eclipses are analyzed symbolically. Thus, a Solar Eclipse always represents the awakening of a new consciousness, ruled by the Sun, from the review of emotional and internal matters, reflected by the take. Even though the astronomical phenomenon is not visible in a certain geographic region, the astrological effects are remarkable.

And as this Friday we’re on the eve of Eclipse, all of these issues come to the fore. It is a day, therefore, to pay attention to the signs that the universe brings. We must be aware of situations that emerge and need revision or definition. All of this, of course, thinking of Sagittarius symbolism, since it is in the sign of the archer that we will have the exact point in the sky where the New Moon and Eclipse take place: religion, philosophy, personal values ??and ideologies.

You know that term that has become very popular lately, which speaks of such ?limiting beliefs?? That’s right: in all critical situations these days, we must question them. Because, as Cazuza said, everyone wants an ideology to live. However, the sky has an ancient lesson to guide us: even the most passionate religions and ideologies demand questioning. After all, it is always healthy to see and review the values ??that guide us.

Observe: as always when the New Moon is close, our natural satellite will be invisible in the sky tonight, due to its proximity to the Sun. Venus, Saturn e Jupiter, after the sunset of our star-king, at 18:42. They will be near the western horizon: Venus in the Constellation Sagittarius, Saturn and Jupiter in the domains of the Constellation Capricorn. The three can be seen until approximately 9:30 pm, when they also pass, one by one, below the horizon line.

? Tip: If you know your Ascendant, read the trends for that sign as well. Don’t know your ascendant? Calculate your Astral Map for free ON HERE!

? Also visit my website: www.virginiagaia.com.br

Aries: Beware of discussions on controversial topics, Arian. Try to reflect a lot before issuing opinions. Also take the opportunity to study and renew your faith.

Bull: you’re full of attitude, taurine. Use the day to resolve outstanding issues. Just keep in mind that resolutions before eclipses can be final.

Twins: It’s time to reflect on the quality of your relationships, Gemini. Heaven helps you renew your relationships. Take the opportunity to encourage dialogue.

Cancer: the day promises to be productive, but you can’t wear yourself out, Cancerian. Respect your time and be more aware of your limitations.

Lion: Renew yourself, leonine. How about you rescue something you like to do? Cultivate your hobbies.

Virgin: Pay more attention to your family, Virgo. Even if the routine is busy, you need to know how to listen and also stimulate productive conversations.

Libra: your head is boiling, Libra. It’s important to structure your thinking so you don’t get lost in so many ideas. Inform yourself.

Scorpion: It’s time to prioritize and manage your finances better, Scorpio. Be careful when assuming expenses and think about investments.

Sagittarius: the day promises deep renewal and a lot of reflection, Sagittarius. View and review opinions and priorities.

Capricorn: It’s important to sleep well and prioritize peace of mind, Capricorn. Remember that health starts with the mind.

Aquarium: Pay more attention to companions and friendships, Aquarius. It’s time for you to know who’s who and not give importance to opinions that don’t add up.

Fishes: the moment helps you think long term, Pisces. Take on your responsibilities and make career plans.


know more

+ The actress Noemi Gerbelli, the director Olívia of the soap opera ‘Carousel’, dies at the age of 68

+ Brazilian model marries nine women and becomes international news

+ Horoscope: check today’s forecast for your sign
+ Quick and simple chicken wings recipe with spicy sauce

+ Discover the juice that increases longevity and lowers cholesterol

+ CNH: See what you need to know for application and renewal
+ Alligator video surfing in Florianopolis goes viral on the internet

+ Food stamps: understand what changes with new rules for benefit
+ See which were the most stolen cars in SP in 2021

+ Expedition identifies giant squid responsible for ship wreck in 2011
+ Everything you need to know before buying a crockpot
+ Discovered in Armenia most eastern aqueduct of the Roman Empire
+ US Agency warns: never wash raw chicken meat
+ Aloe gel in the drink: see the benefits
+ Lemon-squeezing trick becomes a craze on social media

) [wfw] => Array ( [commentrss] => https://bbc-edition.com/hobbies/check-out-the-horoscope-for-all-signs-this-friday-the-3rd/feed/ ) [slash] => Array ( [comments] => 0 ) [summary] => The moon Europa is a “game changer” for quests in search of life. That’s because its main source of energy comes from Jupiter, not the Sun. As it orbits the gas giant, Jupiter’s immense gravity causes Europa to flex. Tidal flexion calculations allow moons and planets to host liquid water, even if they are far ... Read more [atom_content] =>

The moon Europa is a “game changer” for quests in search of life. That’s because its main source of energy comes from Jupiter, not the Sun. As it orbits the gas giant, Jupiter’s immense gravity causes Europa to flex. Tidal flexion calculations allow moons and planets to host liquid water, even if they are far from the zone around a star where heat and energy allow water to remain liquid (Credit: NASA)

To what extent are you willing to revise beliefs? And how much are you open to rethinking values ??and priorities? Well, know that some such wide-ranging questions are essential on this Friday, which is the first of this closing month of 2021. waning moon reaches its last stages, entering the philosophical sign of Sagittarius, where it will reach the New Moon on Saturday morning, the 4th, in a Total Solar Eclipse.

From an astronomical point of view, a Solar Eclipse is when the queen of the night stands between the Terra it’s the Sol, temporarily hiding the light of our star-king. In astrology, eclipses are analyzed symbolically. Thus, a Solar Eclipse always represents the awakening of a new consciousness, ruled by the Sun, from the review of emotional and internal matters, reflected by the take. Even though the astronomical phenomenon is not visible in a certain geographic region, the astrological effects are remarkable.

And as this Friday we’re on the eve of Eclipse, all of these issues come to the fore. It is a day, therefore, to pay attention to the signs that the universe brings. We must be aware of situations that emerge and need revision or definition. All of this, of course, thinking of Sagittarius symbolism, since it is in the sign of the archer that we will have the exact point in the sky where the New Moon and Eclipse take place: religion, philosophy, personal values ??and ideologies.

You know that term that has become very popular lately, which speaks of such ?limiting beliefs?? That’s right: in all critical situations these days, we must question them. Because, as Cazuza said, everyone wants an ideology to live. However, the sky has an ancient lesson to guide us: even the most passionate religions and ideologies demand questioning. After all, it is always healthy to see and review the values ??that guide us.

Observe: as always when the New Moon is close, our natural satellite will be invisible in the sky tonight, due to its proximity to the Sun. Venus, Saturn e Jupiter, after the sunset of our star-king, at 18:42. They will be near the western horizon: Venus in the Constellation Sagittarius, Saturn and Jupiter in the domains of the Constellation Capricorn. The three can be seen until approximately 9:30 pm, when they also pass, one by one, below the horizon line.

? Tip: If you know your Ascendant, read the trends for that sign as well. Don’t know your ascendant? Calculate your Astral Map for free ON HERE!

? Also visit my website: www.virginiagaia.com.br

Aries: Beware of discussions on controversial topics, Arian. Try to reflect a lot before issuing opinions. Also take the opportunity to study and renew your faith.

Bull: you’re full of attitude, taurine. Use the day to resolve outstanding issues. Just keep in mind that resolutions before eclipses can be final.

Twins: It’s time to reflect on the quality of your relationships, Gemini. Heaven helps you renew your relationships. Take the opportunity to encourage dialogue.

Cancer: the day promises to be productive, but you can’t wear yourself out, Cancerian. Respect your time and be more aware of your limitations.

Lion: Renew yourself, leonine. How about you rescue something you like to do? Cultivate your hobbies.

Virgin: Pay more attention to your family, Virgo. Even if the routine is busy, you need to know how to listen and also stimulate productive conversations.

Libra: your head is boiling, Libra. It’s important to structure your thinking so you don’t get lost in so many ideas. Inform yourself.

Scorpion: It’s time to prioritize and manage your finances better, Scorpio. Be careful when assuming expenses and think about investments.

Sagittarius: the day promises deep renewal and a lot of reflection, Sagittarius. View and review opinions and priorities.

Capricorn: It’s important to sleep well and prioritize peace of mind, Capricorn. Remember that health starts with the mind.

Aquarium: Pay more attention to companions and friendships, Aquarius. It’s time for you to know who’s who and not give importance to opinions that don’t add up.

Fishes: the moment helps you think long term, Pisces. Take on your responsibilities and make career plans.


know more

+ The actress Noemi Gerbelli, the director Olívia of the soap opera ‘Carousel’, dies at the age of 68

+ Brazilian model marries nine women and becomes international news

+ Horoscope: check today’s forecast for your sign
+ Quick and simple chicken wings recipe with spicy sauce

+ Discover the juice that increases longevity and lowers cholesterol

+ CNH: See what you need to know for application and renewal
+ Alligator video surfing in Florianopolis goes viral on the internet

+ Food stamps: understand what changes with new rules for benefit
+ See which were the most stolen cars in SP in 2021

+ Expedition identifies giant squid responsible for ship wreck in 2011
+ Everything you need to know before buying a crockpot
+ Discovered in Armenia most eastern aqueduct of the Roman Empire
+ US Agency warns: never wash raw chicken meat
+ Aloe gel in the drink: see the benefits
+ Lemon-squeezing trick becomes a craze on social media

[date_timestamp] => 1638488211 ) [8] => Array ( [title] => United States and Mexico Reach Agreement to Restart the MPP Asylum Program | Univision Immigration News [link] => https://bbc-edition.com/international/united-states-and-mexico-reach-agreement-to-restart-the-mpp-asylum-program-univision-immigration-news/ [comments] => https://bbc-edition.com/international/united-states-and-mexico-reach-agreement-to-restart-the-mpp-asylum-program-univision-immigration-news/#respond [dc] => Array ( [creator] => Harry Rivers ) [pubdate] => Thu, 02 Dec 2021 23:34:53 +0000 [category] => InternationalAgreementasylumimmigrationMexicoMPPnewsProgramReachrestartStatesUnitedUnivision [guid] => https://bbc-edition.com/international/united-states-and-mexico-reach-agreement-to-restart-the-mpp-asylum-program-univision-immigration-news/ [description] => The Secretariat (Ministry) of Foreign Affairs of Mexico (SRE), said in a statement that, after the dialogue held between both governments through the technical working group on migration and development, Washington ? has communicated to the Government of Mexico that it will address all concerns of a humanitarian nature regarding the re-implementation ?of the program. ... Read more [content] => Array ( [encoded] =>

The Secretariat (Ministry) of Foreign Affairs of Mexico (SRE), said in a statement that, after the dialogue held between both governments through the technical working group on migration and development, Washington ? has communicated to the Government of Mexico that it will address all concerns of a humanitarian nature regarding the re-implementation ?of the program.

The program returns asylum seekers to Mexico to wait in that territory for the decisions made by the US immigration courts, It takes more than three years in some cases.

The Mexican government, which without its consent the program cannot be reinstated, also said that, by virtue of the fact that the United States Government has accepted the humanitarian concerns presented, “It has decided that, for humanitarian reasons and temporarily, certain migrants who have an appointment to appear before an immigration judge in the United States to request asylum in that country will not return to their countries of origin”.

Brief history of the program

The MPP, also known as Stay in Mexico, was activated in January 2019 and discontinued in January 2021, when President Joe Biden took control of the White House.

According to data from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), some 70,000 immigrants who came to the southern border requesting asylum were returned. In March of this year, some 25,000 cases were active and the rest were either rejected or the refugee petitioners did not appear at their court hearings, mainly due to errors in the Notices of Appearance (NTA).

Among the conditions presented by Mexico and accepted by the Biden government, includes “increasing resources for shelters and international organizations, protection for vulnerable groups, consideration of local conditions of security and capacity for shelter and care of the Institute. National Migration Agency (INM), as well as the application of measures against COVID-19, such as medical check-ups and the availability of vaccines for migrants subject to both the MPP and Title 42 of the United States Code, “explained the SRE .

The Government of Mexico also said that it “reiterated its commitment to the human rights of migrants, as well as to maintain orderly, safe and regular migration.”

The Washington Post newspaper said that the MPP resumption would begin in the Brownsville and Laredo (Texas) areas, according to two sources quoted by the newspaper.

In April, three months after the MPP was canceled, the Republican-ruled states of Texas and Missouri amended Biden’s immigration policy and demanded the reinstatement of Trump’s asylum program.

In the lawsuit, filed by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton and Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt, in the Northern District Court of Texas, Amarillo division, they said the return of the controversial policy will put a stop to the “Criminal and humanitarian crisis on the border” between the two countries.

They further noted that the MPP “restricts the ability of undocumented aliens to remain in the United States during immigration proceedings, greatly reducing the burden on state and federal agencies charged with defending our border.”

“President Biden could immediately remedy the influx of crime across our border by reinstating the program,” they added.

The arguments add that ?dangerous criminals are taking advantage of loopholes in law enforcement and is resulting in human trafficking, smuggling, a plethora of violent crimes, and a massive and unprecedented burden on state and federal programs to the ones that taxpayers must pay the bill, “Paxton said.

The official added that “we cannot allow this illegality to destroy our communities any longer. President Biden must act.”

On August 14, Federal Judge Matthew J. Kacsmary, in a 53-page decision, ordered the Biden administration to restore the MPP.

In the decision, the court found that the government “failed to analyze many critical factors” such as benefits of the program and that ending it had been illegal and harmful. “

Kacsmaryk also opined that the MPP discouraged migrants who did not qualify for asylum from coming to the United States. And by reversing the program, the judge found that harm was caused to the plaintiff states because by releasing the migrants they were allowed to use health services, apply for a driver’s license and go to school, in the case of the migrants. kids.

In mid-October, DHS said, through a statement, that it was taking the necessary steps to comply with the court order “that obliges us to reinstate the MPP in good faith.” And that everything depended on whether Mexico agrees to receive asylum seekers in its territory.

The program will not be able to resume without the consent of Mexico, as recognized by the federal court of Amarillo (Texas) in its ruling. “Mexico is a sovereign nation that must make an independent decision to accept the return of individuals without status in Mexico as part of any re-implementation of the MPP,” said the DHS statement at the time, also released by Twitter.

As DHS reactivates the MPP in compliance with the court order issued in August, in early November the ministry announced a new memorandum that will end the program, but its validity will have to wait until the end of the trial that keeps it alive.

DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said in a statement that the government “is tackling long-standing problems that have plagued our immigration system for decades to bring about the necessary systemic change.” And that the MPP “does not help to achieve this goal.”

Mayorkas explained that “the MPP had endemic flaws, imposed unjustifiable human costs, diverted resources and personnel from other priority efforts, and failed to address the root causes of irregular migration.”

The US national security chief further said that the program not only “undermined the government’s ability to implement fundamental changes to the immigration system, but it did not provide the fair process and humanitarian protections that people deserve under the law. “.

In a recent letter sent to the government by the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), which groups some 15,000 members nationwide, said that people subject to PPM face “serious obstacles” in obtaining legal advice, “a situation that affects due process and opportunities to win your asylum cases, an available legal recourse.

It adds that immigrants and their attorneys face extreme dangers and hardships navigating this policy, and that in the past two years it has become clear that this program ?violates due process and the defendants’ right to a fair day in court. ?And should not be implemented again.

It should be noted that the cases returned to Mexico are added to the queue of pending cases in the Immigration Court (EOIR) that adds up to more than 1.4 million accumulated files. And on average the resolution of a case can take more than 3.2 years.

AILA also points out that the rate of legal representation under the MPP is less than 7.5%, which means that the percentage of cases won is minimal to the detriment of people fleeing their countries in search of asylum in the United States.

In turn, those who wait for their audiences in high-risk areas are left homeless, living in extreme poverty and exposed to inclement weather.

Currently some 3,000 MPP cases are registered in the UNHCR database. The international agency hopes that the program will be reinstated, in accordance with the court order, to continue collaborating in the asylum processes.

) [wfw] => Array ( [commentrss] => https://bbc-edition.com/international/united-states-and-mexico-reach-agreement-to-restart-the-mpp-asylum-program-univision-immigration-news/feed/ ) [slash] => Array ( [comments] => 0 ) [summary] => The Secretariat (Ministry) of Foreign Affairs of Mexico (SRE), said in a statement that, after the dialogue held between both governments through the technical working group on migration and development, Washington ? has communicated to the Government of Mexico that it will address all concerns of a humanitarian nature regarding the re-implementation ?of the program. ... Read more [atom_content] =>

The Secretariat (Ministry) of Foreign Affairs of Mexico (SRE), said in a statement that, after the dialogue held between both governments through the technical working group on migration and development, Washington ? has communicated to the Government of Mexico that it will address all concerns of a humanitarian nature regarding the re-implementation ?of the program.

The program returns asylum seekers to Mexico to wait in that territory for the decisions made by the US immigration courts, It takes more than three years in some cases.

The Mexican government, which without its consent the program cannot be reinstated, also said that, by virtue of the fact that the United States Government has accepted the humanitarian concerns presented, “It has decided that, for humanitarian reasons and temporarily, certain migrants who have an appointment to appear before an immigration judge in the United States to request asylum in that country will not return to their countries of origin”.

Brief history of the program

The MPP, also known as Stay in Mexico, was activated in January 2019 and discontinued in January 2021, when President Joe Biden took control of the White House.

According to data from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), some 70,000 immigrants who came to the southern border requesting asylum were returned. In March of this year, some 25,000 cases were active and the rest were either rejected or the refugee petitioners did not appear at their court hearings, mainly due to errors in the Notices of Appearance (NTA).

Among the conditions presented by Mexico and accepted by the Biden government, includes “increasing resources for shelters and international organizations, protection for vulnerable groups, consideration of local conditions of security and capacity for shelter and care of the Institute. National Migration Agency (INM), as well as the application of measures against COVID-19, such as medical check-ups and the availability of vaccines for migrants subject to both the MPP and Title 42 of the United States Code, “explained the SRE .

The Government of Mexico also said that it “reiterated its commitment to the human rights of migrants, as well as to maintain orderly, safe and regular migration.”

The Washington Post newspaper said that the MPP resumption would begin in the Brownsville and Laredo (Texas) areas, according to two sources quoted by the newspaper.

In April, three months after the MPP was canceled, the Republican-ruled states of Texas and Missouri amended Biden’s immigration policy and demanded the reinstatement of Trump’s asylum program.

In the lawsuit, filed by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton and Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt, in the Northern District Court of Texas, Amarillo division, they said the return of the controversial policy will put a stop to the “Criminal and humanitarian crisis on the border” between the two countries.

They further noted that the MPP “restricts the ability of undocumented aliens to remain in the United States during immigration proceedings, greatly reducing the burden on state and federal agencies charged with defending our border.”

“President Biden could immediately remedy the influx of crime across our border by reinstating the program,” they added.

The arguments add that ?dangerous criminals are taking advantage of loopholes in law enforcement and is resulting in human trafficking, smuggling, a plethora of violent crimes, and a massive and unprecedented burden on state and federal programs to the ones that taxpayers must pay the bill, “Paxton said.

The official added that “we cannot allow this illegality to destroy our communities any longer. President Biden must act.”

On August 14, Federal Judge Matthew J. Kacsmary, in a 53-page decision, ordered the Biden administration to restore the MPP.

In the decision, the court found that the government “failed to analyze many critical factors” such as benefits of the program and that ending it had been illegal and harmful. “

Kacsmaryk also opined that the MPP discouraged migrants who did not qualify for asylum from coming to the United States. And by reversing the program, the judge found that harm was caused to the plaintiff states because by releasing the migrants they were allowed to use health services, apply for a driver’s license and go to school, in the case of the migrants. kids.

In mid-October, DHS said, through a statement, that it was taking the necessary steps to comply with the court order “that obliges us to reinstate the MPP in good faith.” And that everything depended on whether Mexico agrees to receive asylum seekers in its territory.

The program will not be able to resume without the consent of Mexico, as recognized by the federal court of Amarillo (Texas) in its ruling. “Mexico is a sovereign nation that must make an independent decision to accept the return of individuals without status in Mexico as part of any re-implementation of the MPP,” said the DHS statement at the time, also released by Twitter.

As DHS reactivates the MPP in compliance with the court order issued in August, in early November the ministry announced a new memorandum that will end the program, but its validity will have to wait until the end of the trial that keeps it alive.

DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said in a statement that the government “is tackling long-standing problems that have plagued our immigration system for decades to bring about the necessary systemic change.” And that the MPP “does not help to achieve this goal.”

Mayorkas explained that “the MPP had endemic flaws, imposed unjustifiable human costs, diverted resources and personnel from other priority efforts, and failed to address the root causes of irregular migration.”

The US national security chief further said that the program not only “undermined the government’s ability to implement fundamental changes to the immigration system, but it did not provide the fair process and humanitarian protections that people deserve under the law. “.

In a recent letter sent to the government by the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), which groups some 15,000 members nationwide, said that people subject to PPM face “serious obstacles” in obtaining legal advice, “a situation that affects due process and opportunities to win your asylum cases, an available legal recourse.

It adds that immigrants and their attorneys face extreme dangers and hardships navigating this policy, and that in the past two years it has become clear that this program ?violates due process and the defendants’ right to a fair day in court. ?And should not be implemented again.

It should be noted that the cases returned to Mexico are added to the queue of pending cases in the Immigration Court (EOIR) that adds up to more than 1.4 million accumulated files. And on average the resolution of a case can take more than 3.2 years.

AILA also points out that the rate of legal representation under the MPP is less than 7.5%, which means that the percentage of cases won is minimal to the detriment of people fleeing their countries in search of asylum in the United States.

In turn, those who wait for their audiences in high-risk areas are left homeless, living in extreme poverty and exposed to inclement weather.

Currently some 3,000 MPP cases are registered in the UNHCR database. The international agency hopes that the program will be reinstated, in accordance with the court order, to continue collaborating in the asylum processes.

[date_timestamp] => 1638488093 ) [9] => Array ( [title] => a ?Le Monde Cities? conference in Paris [link] => https://bbc-edition.com/money/a-le-monde-cities-conference-in-paris-2/ [comments] => https://bbc-edition.com/money/a-le-monde-cities-conference-in-paris-2/#respond [dc] => Array ( [creator] => Michael Johnson ) [pubdate] => Thu, 02 Dec 2021 23:02:43 +0000 [category] => MoneycitiesconferencemondeParis [guid] => https://bbc-edition.com/money/a-le-monde-cities-conference-in-paris-2/ [description] => Libourne (Gironde), in 2014. NICOLAS TUCAT / AFP The French did not wait for the containment of spring 2020 to shun metropolises, in search of cities “on a human scale”. The geographer Guillaume Faburel recalled it in our columns in February: ?Between 2015 and 2018, 600,000 to 800,000 people left metropolitan areas in France. The ... Read more [content] => Array ( [encoded] =>

The French did not wait for the containment of spring 2020 to shun metropolises, in search of cities “on a human scale”. The geographer Guillaume Faburel recalled it in our columns in February: ?Between 2015 and 2018, 600,000 to 800,000 people left metropolitan areas in France. The health crisis has only reinforced this desire elsewhere. “

But what does this ” elsewhere “ ? If cities of 20,000 to 100,000 inhabitants seem to be the new El Dorado, the reality of population movements can be explained more by the economic dynamism of the territories than by the mere presence of green spaces or soft mobility.

What makes the humanity of a city? Can we make it and with what type of policy? Are the densest metropolises inevitably less attentive to their inhabitants than smaller cities? Is there a good scale, a right density of the city?

These questions will be at the heart of the morning of debates organized by ?Le Monde Cities? on Thursday 16 December from 8.45 am to 12.30 pm, in its auditorium, 67-69 avenue Pierre Mendčs-France, Paris 13e. Free access (on registration).

8 h 45 “Living in the France of tomorrow”

Through Emmanuelle Wargon, Minister responsible for housing.

9 h 15 ?Average city, an obsolete concept? “

Through Michel Lussault, geographer, director of the Urban School of the University of Lyon.

9 h 30 “What city do the French dream of? “

Round table with Jerome Fourquet, director of the ?Opinion and corporate strategies? department of the FIFG, Corinne Jolly, director of the PAP site. fr, and Gil Avérous, mayor (Les Républicains) of Châteauroux.

10 h 10 “What new inhabitants for these cities that make you dream? “

Through Yann Miot, doctor in town planning and spatial planning, researcher at the Techniques, Territories and Societies Laboratory (LATTS), following the example of the Ambert-Livradois-Forez community of municipalities.

10 h 30

Pause

10 h 45 “How to transform your city without turning its inhabitants against? “

Through Geoffrey Mathon, deputy mayor of Loos-en-Gohelle (Pas-de-Calais).

10 h 55 ?Can a city be made on a human scale? “

Round table with Sonia Lavadinho, anthropologist, geographer, founder of Bfluid, Lise Bourdeau-Lepage, geographer and economist, professor at Jean-Moulin Lyon-III University, Tiphaine Giry, director of culture in Libourne and director of the Le Liburnia theater, and Chloë Voisin-Bormuth, director of studies at La Fabrique de la Cité.

11 h 45 “Small town versus large crown”

Through Salome Kiner, author of Large Crown (Christian Bourgois, 2021).

12 noon “Urbanity, diversity, otherness … In search of the spirit of cities”

Through Thierry Paquot, philosopher, professor emeritus at the Paris Urban Planning Institute.

) [wfw] => Array ( [commentrss] => https://bbc-edition.com/money/a-le-monde-cities-conference-in-paris-2/feed/ ) [slash] => Array ( [comments] => 0 ) [summary] => Libourne (Gironde), in 2014. NICOLAS TUCAT / AFP The French did not wait for the containment of spring 2020 to shun metropolises, in search of cities “on a human scale”. The geographer Guillaume Faburel recalled it in our columns in February: ?Between 2015 and 2018, 600,000 to 800,000 people left metropolitan areas in France. The ... Read more [atom_content] =>

The French did not wait for the containment of spring 2020 to shun metropolises, in search of cities “on a human scale”. The geographer Guillaume Faburel recalled it in our columns in February: ?Between 2015 and 2018, 600,000 to 800,000 people left metropolitan areas in France. The health crisis has only reinforced this desire elsewhere. “

But what does this ” elsewhere “ ? If cities of 20,000 to 100,000 inhabitants seem to be the new El Dorado, the reality of population movements can be explained more by the economic dynamism of the territories than by the mere presence of green spaces or soft mobility.

What makes the humanity of a city? Can we make it and with what type of policy? Are the densest metropolises inevitably less attentive to their inhabitants than smaller cities? Is there a good scale, a right density of the city?

These questions will be at the heart of the morning of debates organized by ?Le Monde Cities? on Thursday 16 December from 8.45 am to 12.30 pm, in its auditorium, 67-69 avenue Pierre Mendčs-France, Paris 13e. Free access (on registration).

8 h 45 “Living in the France of tomorrow”

Through Emmanuelle Wargon, Minister responsible for housing.

9 h 15 ?Average city, an obsolete concept? “

Through Michel Lussault, geographer, director of the Urban School of the University of Lyon.

9 h 30 “What city do the French dream of? “

Round table with Jerome Fourquet, director of the ?Opinion and corporate strategies? department of the FIFG, Corinne Jolly, director of the PAP site. fr, and Gil Avérous, mayor (Les Républicains) of Châteauroux.

10 h 10 “What new inhabitants for these cities that make you dream? “

Through Yann Miot, doctor in town planning and spatial planning, researcher at the Techniques, Territories and Societies Laboratory (LATTS), following the example of the Ambert-Livradois-Forez community of municipalities.

10 h 30

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10 h 45 “How to transform your city without turning its inhabitants against? “

Through Geoffrey Mathon, deputy mayor of Loos-en-Gohelle (Pas-de-Calais).

10 h 55 ?Can a city be made on a human scale? “

Round table with Sonia Lavadinho, anthropologist, geographer, founder of Bfluid, Lise Bourdeau-Lepage, geographer and economist, professor at Jean-Moulin Lyon-III University, Tiphaine Giry, director of culture in Libourne and director of the Le Liburnia theater, and Chloë Voisin-Bormuth, director of studies at La Fabrique de la Cité.

11 h 45 “Small town versus large crown”

Through Salome Kiner, author of Large Crown (Christian Bourgois, 2021).

12 noon “Urbanity, diversity, otherness … In search of the spirit of cities”

Through Thierry Paquot, philosopher, professor emeritus at the Paris Urban Planning Institute.

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