displaying: http://happynewbaby.com/feed

Bofads
Top SpaceX and Blue Origin engineers wanted for Abu Dhabi space start-up
Behavior resembling human ADHD seen in dogs
Dolphin killing: the European Commission is once again putting pressure on France
Tensions within the European Union over attitude towards the Taliban
Historical challenge. Procházka’s potential opponent can rewrite history in the UFC
“Return? Africa in search of its masterpieces ”, on Arte.tv: European museums populated with stolen works
ÖFB-Cup: LASK and Rapid under pressure to succeed
Commercial real estate market in low-Earth orbit heats up
Expansion of wind and solar power too slow to stop climate change
Costume makers faced with lax sartorial practices

MagpieRSS Object
(
    [parser] => 0
    [current_item] => Array
        (
        )

    [items] => Array
        (
            [0] => Array
                (
                    [title] => Top SpaceX and Blue Origin engineers wanted for Abu Dhabi space start-up
                    [link] => https://bofads.com/top-spacex-and-blue-origin-engineers-wanted-for-abu-dhabi-space-start-up/
                    [dc] => Array
                        (
                            [creator] => Harold Kent
                        )

                    [pubdate] => Thu, 28 Oct 2021 15:16:42 +0000
                    [category] => SpaceAbuBlueDhabiengineersOriginspaceSpaceXstartup
                    [guid] => https://bofads.com/?p=4619
                    [description] => An Abu Dhabi entrepreneur with dreams of opening up the space industry is raising funds to bring top engineers from the likes of SpaceX and Blue Origin to the UAE capital. Andrey Maximov, the Russian-born co-founder of Precious Payload – a start-up that helps with the planning and execution of satellite missions by taking care ... Read more
                    [content] => Array
                        (
                            [encoded] => 

An Abu Dhabi entrepreneur with dreams of opening up the space industry is raising funds to bring top engineers from the likes of SpaceX and Blue Origin to the UAE capital.

Andrey Maximov, the Russian-born co-founder of Precious Payload – a start-up that helps with the planning and execution of satellite missions by taking care of mission and supply chain management – wants Abu Dhabi to become a logistics and service centre for the space industry.

“I’m in talks with investors here in the UAE and also in the European Union, and I’m looking to raise another $5 million to continue growing our footprint in Abu Dhabi,” he told The National on the sidelines of the International Astronautical Congress in Dubai.

“I’m talking now to the best engineers from SpaceX, from Blue Origin, from OGB in Germany and from the European Union to relocate to Abu Dhabi. And you know what? They like it here because the weather is good.”

The UAE, he said, provides fertile ground for space-focused start-ups.

“If you stay in the United States or in the UK, you’ll be like small fish in pretty huge ponds and it’s not easy to cut through the noise,” he said. “But here, the amount of exposure you get – it really moves the needle for the companies.”

Precious Payload, which set up shop in Abu Dhabi at Hub71 in 2020 with funding from Mubadala Ventures and Silicon Valley investors such as Tim Draper, this week opened up its launch-booking tool to the public in an effort to help would-be satellite operators connect with launch companies and find upcoming flights.

Those interested in sending a satellite into space can design a mission and get a quote straight from a launch operator such as SpaceX.

To keep costs down and waiting times to a minimum, Precious Payload uses its expertise in the industry to help its clients deal with a complex web of regulators governing space launches around the world.

Mr Maximov said the company first created the launch-booking software for internal use.

“Now we want to share it with the public so anyone can use and leverage the infrastructure behind the small satellite industry,” he said.

“We believe that with our software, entrepreneurs can start a space company – even from their dorm room.”

In recent years, reusable rockets have begun to dramatically reduce the cost of getting a payload into orbit.

During its operational lifetime, Nasa’s space shuttle could carry a payload of 27,500 kilograms into orbit at a cost of about $1.5 billion, or $54,000 per kilogram.

With a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, which are now used routinely to send astronauts and cargo to the International Space Station, the cost has come down to about $2,720 per kilogram.

Small, affordable satellites – usually weighing less than 600kg and sometimes called cubesats or smallsats – have also revolutionised the commercial space sector in recent years.

In 2020, 1,202 smallsats reached space, accounting for almost half of the smaller satellites to have launched since 2010, according to data from BryceTech, a US analytics and engineering firm.

In the first quarter of 2021 alone, about 720 spacecraft flew to space on board rockets from around the world – mostly smallsats.

While ride-share missions using reusable rockets to carry dozens of satellites into orbit have become almost routine, getting them there is a significant challenge even for established national space companies.

South Korea’s first domestically developed space rocket failed to put a dummy satellite into orbit during a test flight last week.

Mr Maximov said that as many as 40 per cent of small satellite missions “do not achieve the primary mission goal” and effectively end in failure.

On top of that, he said, “more than 65 per cent of those missions get delayed by more than a year and they run over budget by more than a million dollars”.

“Globally that represents up to four billion dollars of lost resources and opportunities.”

Helping the pioneering new space companies behind these missions to fail faster and more cheaply is key to keeping up momentum in a fast-growing sector like commercial space, he said.

“There is a very big risk that the hype will go. It’s so easy to lose momentum because right now this hype around the space industry is fuelled by VCs [venture capital companies] and they’re not really patient people.”

Updated: October 28th 2021, 12:08 PM

We would like to give thanks to the author of this article for this amazing content

Top SpaceX and Blue Origin engineers wanted for Abu Dhabi space start-up

) [summary] => An Abu Dhabi entrepreneur with dreams of opening up the space industry is raising funds to bring top engineers from the likes of SpaceX and Blue Origin to the UAE capital. Andrey Maximov, the Russian-born co-founder of Precious Payload – a start-up that helps with the planning and execution of satellite missions by taking care ... Read more [atom_content] =>

An Abu Dhabi entrepreneur with dreams of opening up the space industry is raising funds to bring top engineers from the likes of SpaceX and Blue Origin to the UAE capital.

Andrey Maximov, the Russian-born co-founder of Precious Payload – a start-up that helps with the planning and execution of satellite missions by taking care of mission and supply chain management – wants Abu Dhabi to become a logistics and service centre for the space industry.

“I’m in talks with investors here in the UAE and also in the European Union, and I’m looking to raise another $5 million to continue growing our footprint in Abu Dhabi,” he told The National on the sidelines of the International Astronautical Congress in Dubai.

“I’m talking now to the best engineers from SpaceX, from Blue Origin, from OGB in Germany and from the European Union to relocate to Abu Dhabi. And you know what? They like it here because the weather is good.”

The UAE, he said, provides fertile ground for space-focused start-ups.

“If you stay in the United States or in the UK, you’ll be like small fish in pretty huge ponds and it’s not easy to cut through the noise,” he said. “But here, the amount of exposure you get – it really moves the needle for the companies.”

Precious Payload, which set up shop in Abu Dhabi at Hub71 in 2020 with funding from Mubadala Ventures and Silicon Valley investors such as Tim Draper, this week opened up its launch-booking tool to the public in an effort to help would-be satellite operators connect with launch companies and find upcoming flights.

Those interested in sending a satellite into space can design a mission and get a quote straight from a launch operator such as SpaceX.

To keep costs down and waiting times to a minimum, Precious Payload uses its expertise in the industry to help its clients deal with a complex web of regulators governing space launches around the world.

Mr Maximov said the company first created the launch-booking software for internal use.

“Now we want to share it with the public so anyone can use and leverage the infrastructure behind the small satellite industry,” he said.

“We believe that with our software, entrepreneurs can start a space company – even from their dorm room.”

In recent years, reusable rockets have begun to dramatically reduce the cost of getting a payload into orbit.

During its operational lifetime, Nasa’s space shuttle could carry a payload of 27,500 kilograms into orbit at a cost of about $1.5 billion, or $54,000 per kilogram.

With a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, which are now used routinely to send astronauts and cargo to the International Space Station, the cost has come down to about $2,720 per kilogram.

Small, affordable satellites – usually weighing less than 600kg and sometimes called cubesats or smallsats – have also revolutionised the commercial space sector in recent years.

In 2020, 1,202 smallsats reached space, accounting for almost half of the smaller satellites to have launched since 2010, according to data from BryceTech, a US analytics and engineering firm.

In the first quarter of 2021 alone, about 720 spacecraft flew to space on board rockets from around the world – mostly smallsats.

While ride-share missions using reusable rockets to carry dozens of satellites into orbit have become almost routine, getting them there is a significant challenge even for established national space companies.

South Korea’s first domestically developed space rocket failed to put a dummy satellite into orbit during a test flight last week.

Mr Maximov said that as many as 40 per cent of small satellite missions “do not achieve the primary mission goal” and effectively end in failure.

On top of that, he said, “more than 65 per cent of those missions get delayed by more than a year and they run over budget by more than a million dollars”.

“Globally that represents up to four billion dollars of lost resources and opportunities.”

Helping the pioneering new space companies behind these missions to fail faster and more cheaply is key to keeping up momentum in a fast-growing sector like commercial space, he said.

“There is a very big risk that the hype will go. It’s so easy to lose momentum because right now this hype around the space industry is fuelled by VCs [venture capital companies] and they’re not really patient people.”

Updated: October 28th 2021, 12:08 PM

We would like to give thanks to the author of this article for this amazing content

Top SpaceX and Blue Origin engineers wanted for Abu Dhabi space start-up

) [1] => Array ( [title] => Behavior resembling human ADHD seen in dogs [link] => https://bofads.com/behavior-resembling-human-adhd-seen-in-dogs/ [dc] => Array ( [creator] => Tony Grantly ) [pubdate] => Thu, 28 Oct 2021 15:14:49 +0000 [category] => Health And ScienceADHDbehaviordogshumanresembling [guid] => https://bofads.com/?p=4614 [description] => Journal Reference: Sini Sulkama, Jenni Puurunen, Milla Salonen, Salla Mikkola, Emma Hakanen, César Araujo, Hannes Lohi. Canine hyperactivity, impulsivity, and inattention share similar demographic risk factors and behavioural comorbidities with human ADHD. Translational Psychiatry, 2021; 11 (1) DOI: 10.1038/s41398-021-01626-x “Dogs share many similarities with humans, including physiological traits and the same environment. In addition, ADHD-like ... Read more [content] => Array ( [encoded] =>

Journal Reference:

  1. Sini Sulkama, Jenni Puurunen, Milla Salonen, Salla Mikkola, Emma Hakanen, César Araujo, Hannes Lohi. Canine hyperactivity, impulsivity, and inattention share similar demographic risk factors and behavioural comorbidities with human ADHD. Translational Psychiatry, 2021; 11 (1) DOI: 10.1038/s41398-021-01626-x

“Dogs share many similarities with humans, including physiological traits and the same environment. In addition, ADHD-like behaviour naturally occurs in dogs. This makes dogs an interesting model for investigating ADHD in humans,” says doctoral researcher Sini Sulkama.

Professor Lohi’s research group collected data on more than 11,000 dogs by conducting an extensive behavioural survey. Hyperactivity, impulsivity and inattention were examined using questions based on a survey utilised in human ADHD research. The goal of the study was to identify environmental factors underlying canine ADHD-like behaviour and potential links to other behavioural traits.

The dog’s age and gender as well as the owner’s experience of dogs make a difference

“We found that hyperactivity, impulsivity and inattention were more common in young dogs and male dogs. Corresponding observations relating to age and gender in connection with ADHD have been made in humans too,” says Jenni Puurunen, PhD.

Dogs who spent more time alone at home daily were more hyperactive, impulsive and inattentive than dogs who spent less time on their own.

“As social animals, dogs can get frustrated and stressed when they are alone, which can be released as hyperactivity, impulsivity and inattention. It may be that dogs who spend longer periods in solitude also get less exercise and attention from their owners,” Sulkama muses.

The researchers discovered a new link between hyperactivity and impulsivity, and the owner’s experience with dogs, as the two traits were more common in dogs who were not their owners’ first dogs. The causality of this phenomenon remains unclear.

“People may pick as their first dog a less active individual that better matches the idea of a pet dog, whereas more active and challenging dogs can be chosen after gaining more experience with dogs,” explains Sulkama.

Significant differences between breeds

Breeding has had a significant effect on the breed-specific behaviour of different dog breeds. Differences between breeds can also indicate genes underlying the relevant traits.

“Hyperactivity and impulsivity on the one hand, and good concentration on the other, are common in breeds bred for work, such as the German Shepherd and Border Collie. In contrast, a more calm disposition is considered a benefit in breeds that are popular as pets or show dogs, such as the Chihuahua, Long-Haired Collie and Poodle, making them easier companions in everyday life. Then again, the ability to concentrate has not been considered as important a trait in these breeds as in working breeds, which is why inattention can be more common among pet dogs,” Professor Lohi says.

Link to other behavioural problems

The study confirmed previously observed interesting links between hyperactivity, impulsivity and inattention, and obsessive-compulsive behaviour, aggressiveness and fearfulness. ADHD is also often associated with other mental disorders and illnesses. For example, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) often occurs in conjunction with ADHD. In dogs, OCD-like obsessive-compulsive behaviour can appear as, among other things, tail chasing, continuous licking of surfaces or themselves, or staring at ‘nothing’.

“The findings suggest that the same brain regions and neurobiological pathways regulate activity, impulsivity and concentration in both humans and dogs. This strengthens the promise that dogs show as a model species in the study of ADHD. In other words, the results can both make it easier to identify and treat canine impulsivity and inattention as well as promote ADHD research,” Sulkama sums up.

We wish to give thanks to the author of this write-up for this incredible web content

Behavior resembling human ADHD seen in dogs

) [summary] => Journal Reference: Sini Sulkama, Jenni Puurunen, Milla Salonen, Salla Mikkola, Emma Hakanen, César Araujo, Hannes Lohi. Canine hyperactivity, impulsivity, and inattention share similar demographic risk factors and behavioural comorbidities with human ADHD. Translational Psychiatry, 2021; 11 (1) DOI: 10.1038/s41398-021-01626-x “Dogs share many similarities with humans, including physiological traits and the same environment. In addition, ADHD-like ... Read more [atom_content] =>

Journal Reference:

  1. Sini Sulkama, Jenni Puurunen, Milla Salonen, Salla Mikkola, Emma Hakanen, César Araujo, Hannes Lohi. Canine hyperactivity, impulsivity, and inattention share similar demographic risk factors and behavioural comorbidities with human ADHD. Translational Psychiatry, 2021; 11 (1) DOI: 10.1038/s41398-021-01626-x

“Dogs share many similarities with humans, including physiological traits and the same environment. In addition, ADHD-like behaviour naturally occurs in dogs. This makes dogs an interesting model for investigating ADHD in humans,” says doctoral researcher Sini Sulkama.

Professor Lohi’s research group collected data on more than 11,000 dogs by conducting an extensive behavioural survey. Hyperactivity, impulsivity and inattention were examined using questions based on a survey utilised in human ADHD research. The goal of the study was to identify environmental factors underlying canine ADHD-like behaviour and potential links to other behavioural traits.

The dog’s age and gender as well as the owner’s experience of dogs make a difference

“We found that hyperactivity, impulsivity and inattention were more common in young dogs and male dogs. Corresponding observations relating to age and gender in connection with ADHD have been made in humans too,” says Jenni Puurunen, PhD.

Dogs who spent more time alone at home daily were more hyperactive, impulsive and inattentive than dogs who spent less time on their own.

“As social animals, dogs can get frustrated and stressed when they are alone, which can be released as hyperactivity, impulsivity and inattention. It may be that dogs who spend longer periods in solitude also get less exercise and attention from their owners,” Sulkama muses.

The researchers discovered a new link between hyperactivity and impulsivity, and the owner’s experience with dogs, as the two traits were more common in dogs who were not their owners’ first dogs. The causality of this phenomenon remains unclear.

“People may pick as their first dog a less active individual that better matches the idea of a pet dog, whereas more active and challenging dogs can be chosen after gaining more experience with dogs,” explains Sulkama.

Significant differences between breeds

Breeding has had a significant effect on the breed-specific behaviour of different dog breeds. Differences between breeds can also indicate genes underlying the relevant traits.

“Hyperactivity and impulsivity on the one hand, and good concentration on the other, are common in breeds bred for work, such as the German Shepherd and Border Collie. In contrast, a more calm disposition is considered a benefit in breeds that are popular as pets or show dogs, such as the Chihuahua, Long-Haired Collie and Poodle, making them easier companions in everyday life. Then again, the ability to concentrate has not been considered as important a trait in these breeds as in working breeds, which is why inattention can be more common among pet dogs,” Professor Lohi says.

Link to other behavioural problems

The study confirmed previously observed interesting links between hyperactivity, impulsivity and inattention, and obsessive-compulsive behaviour, aggressiveness and fearfulness. ADHD is also often associated with other mental disorders and illnesses. For example, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) often occurs in conjunction with ADHD. In dogs, OCD-like obsessive-compulsive behaviour can appear as, among other things, tail chasing, continuous licking of surfaces or themselves, or staring at ‘nothing’.

“The findings suggest that the same brain regions and neurobiological pathways regulate activity, impulsivity and concentration in both humans and dogs. This strengthens the promise that dogs show as a model species in the study of ADHD. In other words, the results can both make it easier to identify and treat canine impulsivity and inattention as well as promote ADHD research,” Sulkama sums up.

We wish to give thanks to the author of this write-up for this incredible web content

Behavior resembling human ADHD seen in dogs

) [2] => Array ( [title] => Dolphin killing: the European Commission is once again putting pressure on France [link] => https://bofads.com/dolphin-killing-the-european-commission-is-once-again-putting-pressure-on-france/ [dc] => Array ( [creator] => Sally Scully ) [pubdate] => Thu, 28 Oct 2021 15:12:50 +0000 [category] => PlanetCommissionDolphinEuropeanFrancekillingpressureputting [guid] => https://bofads.com/?p=4608 [description] => A dolphin carcass washed up on the beach of Sables-d’Olonne (Vendée), in February 2020. STEPHANE MAHE / REUTERS Professionals consider them to be “incidental catches”; the common people rather see as a sad spectacle these hundreds of dolphins which wash up each year on the French coast, collateral victims of the gear of the fishermen. ... Read more [content] => Array ( [encoded] =>

Professionals consider them to be “incidental catches”; the common people rather see as a sad spectacle these hundreds of dolphins which wash up each year on the French coast, collateral victims of the gear of the fishermen. For the French government, they are a recurring source of problematic exchanges with the European Commission, and for marine defense associations, an endless casus belli.

The last letter from Brussels left on October 4, coming from the Directorate General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries (DG Mare). It again concerns the means of reducing these accidents in the Bay of Biscay and the lack of efforts on the part of Paris in particular to remedy them. The catastrophic fate of cetaceans in French Atlantic waters should immediately require the closures of certain fishing areas, as scientists clearly recommend. As long as the Ministry of the Sea does not resolve it, the situation will not improve. The Commission, says DG Mare, cannot therefore be legally satisfied with the measures proposed in October 2020 by a group formed by France, Spain, Portugal and Belgium. They have until October 29 to review their copy.

Read also Article reserved for our subscribers France urged to act in the face of massive dolphin stranding on its coasts

For Paris, the problem is mainly concentrated in the Bay of Biscay where 93% of the fishing effort is made by French vessels. However, the diagnoses of the fisheries converge: in a landmark opinion of May 26, 2020, the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES) affirms that bycatch is indeed the main threat to the common dolphin in the Atlantic. North-East – a population estimated at around 634,000 individuals – and advocates the prohibition of certain sectors from fishing for three months in winter and one month in summer. Even the International Whaling Commission gets involved and asks that the European Union and the Member States quickly implement the temporary closure measures suggested by ICES, combined the rest of the time with the use of repellent ultrasound transmitters, the “pingers”.

It’s urgent

On the side of fishermen supported by the Ministry of the Sea, we put a lot of emphasis on this equipment. But DG Mare points out that they have already been used by trawlers in France since 2019 and that they have not “Unfortunately not yet led to substantial reductions in strandings on the Atlantic coasts”. DG Mare Director Charlina Vitcheva welcomes efforts “Additional data collection undertaken to understand the problem of strandings”, but ensure that “It is not enough in the short term”. New and concrete mitigation measures are missing. However, the Commission has already sent a formal notice to Paris on July 2, 2020 for its ineffectiveness in saving common dolphins – an animal strictly protected in Europe and in French law.

You have 50.82% of this article left to read. The rest is for subscribers only.

We wish to say thanks to the writer of this write-up for this outstanding material

Dolphin killing: the European Commission is once again putting pressure on France

) [summary] => A dolphin carcass washed up on the beach of Sables-d’Olonne (Vendée), in February 2020. STEPHANE MAHE / REUTERS Professionals consider them to be “incidental catches”; the common people rather see as a sad spectacle these hundreds of dolphins which wash up each year on the French coast, collateral victims of the gear of the fishermen. ... Read more [atom_content] =>

Professionals consider them to be “incidental catches”; the common people rather see as a sad spectacle these hundreds of dolphins which wash up each year on the French coast, collateral victims of the gear of the fishermen. For the French government, they are a recurring source of problematic exchanges with the European Commission, and for marine defense associations, an endless casus belli.

The last letter from Brussels left on October 4, coming from the Directorate General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries (DG Mare). It again concerns the means of reducing these accidents in the Bay of Biscay and the lack of efforts on the part of Paris in particular to remedy them. The catastrophic fate of cetaceans in French Atlantic waters should immediately require the closures of certain fishing areas, as scientists clearly recommend. As long as the Ministry of the Sea does not resolve it, the situation will not improve. The Commission, says DG Mare, cannot therefore be legally satisfied with the measures proposed in October 2020 by a group formed by France, Spain, Portugal and Belgium. They have until October 29 to review their copy.

Read also Article reserved for our subscribers France urged to act in the face of massive dolphin stranding on its coasts

For Paris, the problem is mainly concentrated in the Bay of Biscay where 93% of the fishing effort is made by French vessels. However, the diagnoses of the fisheries converge: in a landmark opinion of May 26, 2020, the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES) affirms that bycatch is indeed the main threat to the common dolphin in the Atlantic. North-East – a population estimated at around 634,000 individuals – and advocates the prohibition of certain sectors from fishing for three months in winter and one month in summer. Even the International Whaling Commission gets involved and asks that the European Union and the Member States quickly implement the temporary closure measures suggested by ICES, combined the rest of the time with the use of repellent ultrasound transmitters, the “pingers”.

It’s urgent

On the side of fishermen supported by the Ministry of the Sea, we put a lot of emphasis on this equipment. But DG Mare points out that they have already been used by trawlers in France since 2019 and that they have not “Unfortunately not yet led to substantial reductions in strandings on the Atlantic coasts”. DG Mare Director Charlina Vitcheva welcomes efforts “Additional data collection undertaken to understand the problem of strandings”, but ensure that “It is not enough in the short term”. New and concrete mitigation measures are missing. However, the Commission has already sent a formal notice to Paris on July 2, 2020 for its ineffectiveness in saving common dolphins – an animal strictly protected in Europe and in French law.

You have 50.82% of this article left to read. The rest is for subscribers only.

We wish to say thanks to the writer of this write-up for this outstanding material

Dolphin killing: the European Commission is once again putting pressure on France

) [3] => Array ( [title] => Tensions within the European Union over attitude towards the Taliban [link] => https://bofads.com/tensions-within-the-european-union-over-attitude-towards-the-taliban/ [dc] => Array ( [creator] => Tom Pauler ) [pubdate] => Thu, 28 Oct 2021 15:11:21 +0000 [category] => NewsattitudeEuropeanTalibantensionsunion [guid] => https://bofads.com/?p=4602 [description] => During a meeting between the Taliban and representatives of the EU, the United States and other Western countries, in Doha, on October 12. EYEPRESS NEWS / EYEPRESS VIA REUTERS CONNECT European diplomacy is torn between humanitarian and political imperatives. Should we reconnect with the Taliban to come to the aid of an Afghan population in ... Read more [content] => Array ( [encoded] =>

European diplomacy is torn between humanitarian and political imperatives. Should we reconnect with the Taliban to come to the aid of an Afghan population in danger, at the risk of overthrowing a fundamentalist Muslim regime that refuses to comply with international human rights rules? This is the dilemma which has been opposing members of the European Union (EU) for the past two weeks, when Brussels has decided to send a delegation to Afghanistan for the second time in Kabul.

For France and Denmark, this decision borders on naivety and amounts to opening the way to the official recognition of a regime not very inclined to compromise, and that even its Russian, Chinese or Pakistani allies have not recognized.

According to the EU’s High Representative for Foreign Policy, Josep Borrell, EU member states have agreed that a “Minimal presence” of the EU in Kabul was “Necessary to support the Afghan people, and guarantee safe passage for Afghans in danger, but this does not mean recognition by Europeans of the new regime”. This statement did not escape the Taliban government. On Monday, October 25, the Taliban authorities promised to “Guarantee the security of this European mission”, closed in mid-August, and which could reopen in four to five weeks. On Monday, the Taliban spokesman for the foreign ministry, Abdul Qahar Balkhi, spoke of a step “Important and positive”.

Read also Article reserved for our subscribers NATO displays unity despite divisions over Afghanistan and European defense

“The famine is worrying, dramatic, with half of the population in need of help”, say those close to Mr Borrell, calling on the EU to be « leader » in the face of this drama. They add that, without a solution, “The way will be opened for China, the Emirates or Russia”. Embarrassing for a Union that wants to be “Geopolitics”. EU foreign ministers in September set a series of conditions for the continuation of a cautious dialogue focused on humanitarian action. But the repression of demonstrations and vis-à-vis journalists by the Taliban, like the composition – not very inclusive – of the new government, had frozen the attitude of the Twenty-Seven, evoking only the need for a “Operational commitment”.

“Saving a population in distress”

This very vague wording of the mandate reflected the desire to prevent « l’implosion » of the country, without officially recognizing its leaders. For the Union, it was also a question of avoiding a new wave of migration which is shaking many countries. On October 12, EU delegates met with Taliban envoys in Doha, Qatar. An exchange “Technical and informal”, cautiously emphasized those concerned. Brussels also sent to Kabul, on two occasions, to prepare for the reopening of a European branch, a delegation led by Arnout Pauwels, former number two of the EU mission in the Afghan capital.

You have 51.76% of this article to read. The rest is for subscribers only.

We wish to thank the writer of this write-up for this incredible web content

Tensions within the European Union over attitude towards the Taliban

) [summary] => During a meeting between the Taliban and representatives of the EU, the United States and other Western countries, in Doha, on October 12. EYEPRESS NEWS / EYEPRESS VIA REUTERS CONNECT European diplomacy is torn between humanitarian and political imperatives. Should we reconnect with the Taliban to come to the aid of an Afghan population in ... Read more [atom_content] =>

European diplomacy is torn between humanitarian and political imperatives. Should we reconnect with the Taliban to come to the aid of an Afghan population in danger, at the risk of overthrowing a fundamentalist Muslim regime that refuses to comply with international human rights rules? This is the dilemma which has been opposing members of the European Union (EU) for the past two weeks, when Brussels has decided to send a delegation to Afghanistan for the second time in Kabul.

For France and Denmark, this decision borders on naivety and amounts to opening the way to the official recognition of a regime not very inclined to compromise, and that even its Russian, Chinese or Pakistani allies have not recognized.

According to the EU’s High Representative for Foreign Policy, Josep Borrell, EU member states have agreed that a “Minimal presence” of the EU in Kabul was “Necessary to support the Afghan people, and guarantee safe passage for Afghans in danger, but this does not mean recognition by Europeans of the new regime”. This statement did not escape the Taliban government. On Monday, October 25, the Taliban authorities promised to “Guarantee the security of this European mission”, closed in mid-August, and which could reopen in four to five weeks. On Monday, the Taliban spokesman for the foreign ministry, Abdul Qahar Balkhi, spoke of a step “Important and positive”.

Read also Article reserved for our subscribers NATO displays unity despite divisions over Afghanistan and European defense

“The famine is worrying, dramatic, with half of the population in need of help”, say those close to Mr Borrell, calling on the EU to be « leader » in the face of this drama. They add that, without a solution, “The way will be opened for China, the Emirates or Russia”. Embarrassing for a Union that wants to be “Geopolitics”. EU foreign ministers in September set a series of conditions for the continuation of a cautious dialogue focused on humanitarian action. But the repression of demonstrations and vis-à-vis journalists by the Taliban, like the composition – not very inclusive – of the new government, had frozen the attitude of the Twenty-Seven, evoking only the need for a “Operational commitment”.

“Saving a population in distress”

This very vague wording of the mandate reflected the desire to prevent « l’implosion » of the country, without officially recognizing its leaders. For the Union, it was also a question of avoiding a new wave of migration which is shaking many countries. On October 12, EU delegates met with Taliban envoys in Doha, Qatar. An exchange “Technical and informal”, cautiously emphasized those concerned. Brussels also sent to Kabul, on two occasions, to prepare for the reopening of a European branch, a delegation led by Arnout Pauwels, former number two of the EU mission in the Afghan capital.

You have 51.76% of this article to read. The rest is for subscribers only.

We wish to thank the writer of this write-up for this incredible web content

Tensions within the European Union over attitude towards the Taliban

) [4] => Array ( [title] => Historical challenge. Procházka’s potential opponent can rewrite history in the UFC [link] => https://bofads.com/historical-challenge-prochazkas-potential-opponent-can-rewrite-history-in-the-ufc/ [dc] => Array ( [creator] => Pauline Moonlky ) [pubdate] => Thu, 28 Oct 2021 15:10:09 +0000 [category] => SportchallengehistoricalhistoryopponentpotentialProcházkasrewriteUFC [guid] => https://bofads.com/?p=4596 [description] => Glover surprised Teixeira, finished Thiag Santos in the third round, strangled him. UFC The story of the Brazilian wrestler itself is truly impressive. He fought for the belt for the first time seven years ago, in 2014 at the age of 34. Teixeira was defeated in an unequivocal duel by the now controversial wrestler Jon ... Read more [content] => Array ( [encoded] =>

UFC

The story of the Brazilian wrestler itself is truly impressive. He fought for the belt for the first time seven years ago, in 2014 at the age of 34. Teixeira was defeated in an unequivocal duel by the now controversial wrestler Jon Jones. In addition, the former suffered several injuries from the match, including damaged ligaments in the shoulder.

Teixeir was 34 years old in the duel, while Jones was 27 years old. Until then, the latter had nine UFC wins, while Teixeira had “only” four. Today, however, the Brazilian has 12 wins, overtaking the legendary Jones, who currently has eleven successes.

Teixeira lost to Johnson in a flash.

However, the Brazilian could not knock himself enough after this defeat and another came, this time against Phil Davis. Two defeats in a row thus meant a difficult path to the title. However, Teixeira threw the past behind his head and managed to start a new winning streak. He defeated, for example, St. Preuxe, Cummins or Evans. However, Johnson stopped the stop, knocking Teixeira out after thirteen seconds.

At that time, Teixeir was already 37 years old and the question arose as to how he could get to the title chance through names such as Gustafsson, Jones or Cormier. But the Brazilian went against luck. The vast majority of potential title wrestlers ended or interrupted their careers and suddenly the path to the title was cleared.

Teixeira suddenly did not have to compete with the best, only luck went against him. And that smiled at him.

UFC champions in terms of age
do 20 let – 0 champions
20 – 24 let – 4 champions
25 – 29 let – 37 champions
30 – 34 let – 26 champions
35 – 39 let – 7 champions
40 and more years – 0 champions
these are wrestlers who have won the title for the first time

Teixeiro is currently forty-one years old. However, in the history of the UFC fighting organization, no one has succeeded in becoming a wrestler over the age of forty for the first time. Although Randy Couture was the champion at the age of 44, he won the title before the age of forty. Another example is Daniel Cormier, who became a champion for the first time in 36 years, and lost it three years later.

Teixeira is thus best placed to make history.

When we return to the oldest fighters who first won the UFC title, it was always at the age of 37. He was gradually reached by the trio Fabrizio Werdum, Michael Bisping and Glover’s Sunday rival Jan Blachowicz.

Glover Teixeira v souboji proti Thiagu Santosovi.

UFC

At the age of 37, a line of resistance is coming that no one has been able to move in six years. If Teixeira succeeds, he will exceed this limit by four years.

However, Teixeira is not the only one who has had the opportunity to obtain a degree after the age of forty in recent years. He was Yoel Romero, who was much more expected to win the championship belt.

At the age of 40, he was in fantastic shape and was close to beating young Robert Whittaker. In addition, the match was very promising for Romero. After two laps, however, he got tired and Whittaker became the champion. Romero had another chance two years later, but he didn’t use it either.

Unexpected message. The famous UFC contacted the Czech Undertaker. New notes came into the cage

Looking from the other side, the youngest champion in UFC history was Jon Jones, who was 23 years old. It took the organization nine years before the new champion at least approached that age. Josh Barnett came closest to this goal in 2002, when he was 24 years old.

Similarly, Max Holloway was on the line, winning the provisional belt at the age of 24, but the absolute one a year later. For ten years, no wrestler has been able to win a title at the age of 23 or less.

We would like to thank the writer of this post for this awesome web content

Historical challenge. Procházka’s potential opponent can rewrite history in the UFC

) [summary] => Glover surprised Teixeira, finished Thiag Santos in the third round, strangled him. UFC The story of the Brazilian wrestler itself is truly impressive. He fought for the belt for the first time seven years ago, in 2014 at the age of 34. Teixeira was defeated in an unequivocal duel by the now controversial wrestler Jon ... Read more [atom_content] =>

UFC

The story of the Brazilian wrestler itself is truly impressive. He fought for the belt for the first time seven years ago, in 2014 at the age of 34. Teixeira was defeated in an unequivocal duel by the now controversial wrestler Jon Jones. In addition, the former suffered several injuries from the match, including damaged ligaments in the shoulder.

Teixeir was 34 years old in the duel, while Jones was 27 years old. Until then, the latter had nine UFC wins, while Teixeira had “only” four. Today, however, the Brazilian has 12 wins, overtaking the legendary Jones, who currently has eleven successes.

Teixeira lost to Johnson in a flash.

However, the Brazilian could not knock himself enough after this defeat and another came, this time against Phil Davis. Two defeats in a row thus meant a difficult path to the title. However, Teixeira threw the past behind his head and managed to start a new winning streak. He defeated, for example, St. Preuxe, Cummins or Evans. However, Johnson stopped the stop, knocking Teixeira out after thirteen seconds.

At that time, Teixeir was already 37 years old and the question arose as to how he could get to the title chance through names such as Gustafsson, Jones or Cormier. But the Brazilian went against luck. The vast majority of potential title wrestlers ended or interrupted their careers and suddenly the path to the title was cleared.

Teixeira suddenly did not have to compete with the best, only luck went against him. And that smiled at him.

UFC champions in terms of age
do 20 let – 0 champions
20 – 24 let – 4 champions
25 – 29 let – 37 champions
30 – 34 let – 26 champions
35 – 39 let – 7 champions
40 and more years – 0 champions
these are wrestlers who have won the title for the first time

Teixeiro is currently forty-one years old. However, in the history of the UFC fighting organization, no one has succeeded in becoming a wrestler over the age of forty for the first time. Although Randy Couture was the champion at the age of 44, he won the title before the age of forty. Another example is Daniel Cormier, who became a champion for the first time in 36 years, and lost it three years later.

Teixeira is thus best placed to make history.

When we return to the oldest fighters who first won the UFC title, it was always at the age of 37. He was gradually reached by the trio Fabrizio Werdum, Michael Bisping and Glover’s Sunday rival Jan Blachowicz.

Glover Teixeira v souboji proti Thiagu Santosovi.

UFC

At the age of 37, a line of resistance is coming that no one has been able to move in six years. If Teixeira succeeds, he will exceed this limit by four years.

However, Teixeira is not the only one who has had the opportunity to obtain a degree after the age of forty in recent years. He was Yoel Romero, who was much more expected to win the championship belt.

At the age of 40, he was in fantastic shape and was close to beating young Robert Whittaker. In addition, the match was very promising for Romero. After two laps, however, he got tired and Whittaker became the champion. Romero had another chance two years later, but he didn’t use it either.

Unexpected message. The famous UFC contacted the Czech Undertaker. New notes came into the cage

Looking from the other side, the youngest champion in UFC history was Jon Jones, who was 23 years old. It took the organization nine years before the new champion at least approached that age. Josh Barnett came closest to this goal in 2002, when he was 24 years old.

Similarly, Max Holloway was on the line, winning the provisional belt at the age of 24, but the absolute one a year later. For ten years, no wrestler has been able to win a title at the age of 23 or less.

We would like to thank the writer of this post for this awesome web content

Historical challenge. Procházka’s potential opponent can rewrite history in the UFC

) [5] => Array ( [title] => “Return? Africa in search of its masterpieces ”, on Arte.tv: European museums populated with stolen works [link] => https://bofads.com/return-africa-in-search-of-its-masterpieces-on-arte-tv-european-museums-populated-with-stolen-works/ [dc] => Array ( [creator] => Tom Pauler ) [pubdate] => Thu, 28 Oct 2021 14:05:59 +0000 [category] => NewsAfricaArtetvEuropeanmasterpiecesmuseumspopulatedreturnsearchstolen [guid] => https://bofads.com/?p=4590 [description] => Bronzes from Benin (in the process of being returned) in the reserves of the Rautenstrauch-Joest-Museum in Cologne. CINETÉVÉ ARTE.TV – ON DEMAND – DOCUMENTARY “We were stripped”, notes Gabin Djimassé, a Beninese historian. He could add “And massacred”, because the colonizations of the African continent were so many wars. The soldiers will be the first ... Read more [content] => Array ( [encoded] =>

ARTE.TV – ON DEMAND – DOCUMENTARY

“We were stripped”, notes Gabin Djimassé, a Beninese historian. He could add “And massacred”, because the colonizations of the African continent were so many wars. The soldiers will be the first to “collect” the objects, closely followed by missionaries, formidable bargain hunters, and, later, by ethnologists. The famous Marcel Griaule, by himself, will take away in 1933 nearly 3,500 objects from the Dogon country (region of Mali). They enriched the collections of the Trocadéro Museum, opened in 1938.

The Europeans built very early buildings intended to receive the parts stolen or acquired under questionable conditions. The Berlin Museum of Ethnography was inaugurated in 1873. The British Museum, a century before. That of Tervuren, near Brussels, dates from 1908.

Read also Article reserved for our subscribers Twenty-six objects soon to be returned to Benin by the Quai Branly Museum

The discovery of these works by Westerners has certainly turned the history of modern art upside down, but they are essentially ill-gotten goods, or too often in questionable conditions. When the collection of human remains is added, the odious becomes horror.

Some 6,000 bodies are kept in museums in Cologne, says curator Nanette Snoep, who does not hide her disgust. And how can we not share it in the face of the story of Sarah Baartman, the “Hottentot Venus”, kidnapped in South Africa, exposed in a cage in London, prostitute in Paris… When she died in 1815, she was dissected by Cuvier. Preserved at the Trocadéro, his remains were not returned to his native country until 2002.

Pandora’s box

On November 28, 2017, President Macron delivered a speech in Ouagadougou in which he hoped that “Within five years the conditions will be met for temporary or permanent restitution of African heritage in Africa”. The art historian Bénédicte Savoy and the academic Felwine Sarr wrote a report in this direction and it is now done – in part: the Quai Branly Museum returns 26 pieces to Benin, it preserves… 3 000.

Read also Article reserved for our subscribers The restitution of works to Africa is more a matter of geopolitics than a love of art

All of this is beautifully told in Nora Philippe’s documentary. We could reproach him for his partiality: opponents of renditions are rarely consulted, with the exception of a few British conservatives with poor speeches and art dealers who their profession seems to automatically disqualify. However, the reality is more complex, the debates richer, and these first renditions may have opened a Pandora’s box.

So, for example, our Belgian friends have been calling for decades for the return of Triumph of Judas Maccabee, a Rubens stolen in Tournai by French troops in 1794. It is currently deposited in the Musée d’arts de Nantes. They are objected to the principle of inalienability, now violated, but also that at the time of the looting Belgium did not yet exist in Tournai, though.

https://www.arte.tv/fr/videos/097591-000-A/restituer/

Return? Africa in search of its masterpieces, documentary by Nora Philippe (France, 2021, 1 h 22 min). On Arte.tv until April 22, 2022.

We wish to give thanks to the writer of this article for this incredible material

“Return? Africa in search of its masterpieces ”, on Arte.tv: European museums populated with stolen works

) [summary] => Bronzes from Benin (in the process of being returned) in the reserves of the Rautenstrauch-Joest-Museum in Cologne. CINETÉVÉ ARTE.TV – ON DEMAND – DOCUMENTARY “We were stripped”, notes Gabin Djimassé, a Beninese historian. He could add “And massacred”, because the colonizations of the African continent were so many wars. The soldiers will be the first ... Read more [atom_content] =>

ARTE.TV – ON DEMAND – DOCUMENTARY

“We were stripped”, notes Gabin Djimassé, a Beninese historian. He could add “And massacred”, because the colonizations of the African continent were so many wars. The soldiers will be the first to “collect” the objects, closely followed by missionaries, formidable bargain hunters, and, later, by ethnologists. The famous Marcel Griaule, by himself, will take away in 1933 nearly 3,500 objects from the Dogon country (region of Mali). They enriched the collections of the Trocadéro Museum, opened in 1938.

The Europeans built very early buildings intended to receive the parts stolen or acquired under questionable conditions. The Berlin Museum of Ethnography was inaugurated in 1873. The British Museum, a century before. That of Tervuren, near Brussels, dates from 1908.

Read also Article reserved for our subscribers Twenty-six objects soon to be returned to Benin by the Quai Branly Museum

The discovery of these works by Westerners has certainly turned the history of modern art upside down, but they are essentially ill-gotten goods, or too often in questionable conditions. When the collection of human remains is added, the odious becomes horror.

Some 6,000 bodies are kept in museums in Cologne, says curator Nanette Snoep, who does not hide her disgust. And how can we not share it in the face of the story of Sarah Baartman, the “Hottentot Venus”, kidnapped in South Africa, exposed in a cage in London, prostitute in Paris… When she died in 1815, she was dissected by Cuvier. Preserved at the Trocadéro, his remains were not returned to his native country until 2002.

Pandora’s box

On November 28, 2017, President Macron delivered a speech in Ouagadougou in which he hoped that “Within five years the conditions will be met for temporary or permanent restitution of African heritage in Africa”. The art historian Bénédicte Savoy and the academic Felwine Sarr wrote a report in this direction and it is now done – in part: the Quai Branly Museum returns 26 pieces to Benin, it preserves… 3 000.

Read also Article reserved for our subscribers The restitution of works to Africa is more a matter of geopolitics than a love of art

All of this is beautifully told in Nora Philippe’s documentary. We could reproach him for his partiality: opponents of renditions are rarely consulted, with the exception of a few British conservatives with poor speeches and art dealers who their profession seems to automatically disqualify. However, the reality is more complex, the debates richer, and these first renditions may have opened a Pandora’s box.

So, for example, our Belgian friends have been calling for decades for the return of Triumph of Judas Maccabee, a Rubens stolen in Tournai by French troops in 1794. It is currently deposited in the Musée d’arts de Nantes. They are objected to the principle of inalienability, now violated, but also that at the time of the looting Belgium did not yet exist in Tournai, though.

https://www.arte.tv/fr/videos/097591-000-A/restituer/

Return? Africa in search of its masterpieces, documentary by Nora Philippe (France, 2021, 1 h 22 min). On Arte.tv until April 22, 2022.

We wish to give thanks to the writer of this article for this incredible material

“Return? Africa in search of its masterpieces ”, on Arte.tv: European museums populated with stolen works

) [6] => Array ( [title] => ÖFB-Cup: LASK and Rapid under pressure to succeed [link] => https://bofads.com/ofb-cup-lask-and-rapid-under-pressure-to-succeed/ [dc] => Array ( [creator] => Pauline Moonlky ) [pubdate] => Thu, 28 Oct 2021 14:00:26 +0000 [category] => SportLASKÖFBCuppressureRapidsucceed [guid] => https://bofads.com/?p=4584 [description] => LASK fell from first place in the Bundesliga to last place within 20 months. Most recently it set three league defeats in a row. In the fight for promotion to the quarter-finals, the feared opponent visits Pasching. In the last five competitive games against the Tyroleans, the Linzers did not manage to win. “It’s about ... Read more [content] => Array ( [encoded] =>

LASK fell from first place in the Bundesliga to last place within 20 months. Most recently it set three league defeats in a row. In the fight for promotion to the quarter-finals, the feared opponent visits Pasching. In the last five competitive games against the Tyroleans, the Linzers did not manage to win. “It’s about pushing yourself, even with the smallest sense of achievement, seeing the positive in order to get out of this situation step by step,” said LASK trainer Andreas Wieland before the duel between the two Bundesliga stragglers.

The most recent 0: 1 at home against Altach has left its mark. “The point is to produce the analysis realistically,” said Wieland, who, in addition to numerous long-term injuries, also has to specify the sick Florian Flecker and Husein Balic. The goal of the finalist of the preseason is clear: “We want to move into the quarter-finals before our fans.”

“We are challenged”

According to Wieland, the duel with Rapid on Sunday in the Bundesliga does not yet play a role in people’s minds. A rise in the Cup would at least smooth things over in Linz a little. “Of course we are challenged in a certain way,” said LASK goalkeeper and captain Alexander Schlager, who wants to convey calm in the current situation. “I think it’s very important to stay cool.”

GEPA / Manfred Binder

Captain and goalkeeper Alexander Schlager hopes to return to winning ways with his team

The WSG gave the red lantern in the league to LASK with a 1-0 win at Admira. Now, like two years ago, the Tyroleans want to reach the Cup quarter-finals. “We can prepare for a match with an open visor,” said coach Thomas Silberberger, who, despite the form curves, does not believe his team to be the favorites.

“LASK is currently in an earnings crisis.” Ex-Linz-born Valentino Müller sees it that way. “Meanwhile I think that this is also an issue in their heads,” said the WSG midfielder. “Because it can’t really be because of the quality.”

Rapid has to live up to the role of favorites

Rapid is the clear favorite with the second division club from Lower Austria, but the Hütteldorfer have struggled at the two previous cup appearances in Amstetten. In 2014 they prevailed 1-0 in the first round in extra time (goal by Christopher Dibon in the 117th minute, note), in 2015 in the second round on penalties. The tenth in the table, who failed in the past three years in the Cup due to Salzburg, cannot afford another low blow after just one win from the last seven league games.

“The Cup is generally a big goal for all teams because you have the opportunity to achieve something big with the fewest games,” said Rapid trainer Dietmar Kühbauer. Away games against an “underdog” are always difficult tasks. “If we underestimate the opponent, we are wrong. Of course we are qualitatively better, but you know very well that a lot can happen in the cup. Of course we want to avoid that. “

Rapid-Trainer Dietmar Kuehbauer

GEPA / Michael Meindl

Rapid trainer Dietmar Kühbauer does not take the outsider from Amstetten lightly

Kühbauer has to improvise especially in central defense. Maximilian Hofmann had to undergo an operation after breaking his nose. The green-whites were hit particularly hard by the long absence of youngster Leo Greiml after his cruciate ligament rupture. Dibon is also missing, Kevin Wimmer’s commitment is questionable. “But we still have enough good players who will also deliver a good game,” said Kühbauer.

Amstetten has a “certain self-confidence”

The Amstettner, in sixth place in the 2nd division, all won their three competitive games to zero in October, but have to do without their head coach Jochen Fallmann due to a CoV infection. According to the club, the 42-year-old tested positive on Tuesday. Assistant Gerhard Obermüller takes over for him.

“There is a certain amount of self-confidence. We have to play against Rapid with this self-confidence, ”said Obermüller. Then there is the situation with the opponent. “The pressure is on Rapid. That can be an advantage for us. “

The 2,800 available tickets have been sold out for almost two weeks, Amstetten is looking forward to a football festival. “A lot can happen in the cup, it’s just a game. There are always surprises, ”said Obermüller. One is prepared for an opponent with the best possible cast. “They cannot afford a defeat in Amstetten.”

We would love to say thanks to the writer of this post for this outstanding material

ÖFB-Cup: LASK and Rapid under pressure to succeed

) [summary] => LASK fell from first place in the Bundesliga to last place within 20 months. Most recently it set three league defeats in a row. In the fight for promotion to the quarter-finals, the feared opponent visits Pasching. In the last five competitive games against the Tyroleans, the Linzers did not manage to win. “It’s about ... Read more [atom_content] =>

LASK fell from first place in the Bundesliga to last place within 20 months. Most recently it set three league defeats in a row. In the fight for promotion to the quarter-finals, the feared opponent visits Pasching. In the last five competitive games against the Tyroleans, the Linzers did not manage to win. “It’s about pushing yourself, even with the smallest sense of achievement, seeing the positive in order to get out of this situation step by step,” said LASK trainer Andreas Wieland before the duel between the two Bundesliga stragglers.

The most recent 0: 1 at home against Altach has left its mark. “The point is to produce the analysis realistically,” said Wieland, who, in addition to numerous long-term injuries, also has to specify the sick Florian Flecker and Husein Balic. The goal of the finalist of the preseason is clear: “We want to move into the quarter-finals before our fans.”

“We are challenged”

According to Wieland, the duel with Rapid on Sunday in the Bundesliga does not yet play a role in people’s minds. A rise in the Cup would at least smooth things over in Linz a little. “Of course we are challenged in a certain way,” said LASK goalkeeper and captain Alexander Schlager, who wants to convey calm in the current situation. “I think it’s very important to stay cool.”

GEPA / Manfred Binder

Captain and goalkeeper Alexander Schlager hopes to return to winning ways with his team

The WSG gave the red lantern in the league to LASK with a 1-0 win at Admira. Now, like two years ago, the Tyroleans want to reach the Cup quarter-finals. “We can prepare for a match with an open visor,” said coach Thomas Silberberger, who, despite the form curves, does not believe his team to be the favorites.

“LASK is currently in an earnings crisis.” Ex-Linz-born Valentino Müller sees it that way. “Meanwhile I think that this is also an issue in their heads,” said the WSG midfielder. “Because it can’t really be because of the quality.”

Rapid has to live up to the role of favorites

Rapid is the clear favorite with the second division club from Lower Austria, but the Hütteldorfer have struggled at the two previous cup appearances in Amstetten. In 2014 they prevailed 1-0 in the first round in extra time (goal by Christopher Dibon in the 117th minute, note), in 2015 in the second round on penalties. The tenth in the table, who failed in the past three years in the Cup due to Salzburg, cannot afford another low blow after just one win from the last seven league games.

“The Cup is generally a big goal for all teams because you have the opportunity to achieve something big with the fewest games,” said Rapid trainer Dietmar Kühbauer. Away games against an “underdog” are always difficult tasks. “If we underestimate the opponent, we are wrong. Of course we are qualitatively better, but you know very well that a lot can happen in the cup. Of course we want to avoid that. “

Rapid-Trainer Dietmar Kuehbauer

GEPA / Michael Meindl

Rapid trainer Dietmar Kühbauer does not take the outsider from Amstetten lightly

Kühbauer has to improvise especially in central defense. Maximilian Hofmann had to undergo an operation after breaking his nose. The green-whites were hit particularly hard by the long absence of youngster Leo Greiml after his cruciate ligament rupture. Dibon is also missing, Kevin Wimmer’s commitment is questionable. “But we still have enough good players who will also deliver a good game,” said Kühbauer.

Amstetten has a “certain self-confidence”

The Amstettner, in sixth place in the 2nd division, all won their three competitive games to zero in October, but have to do without their head coach Jochen Fallmann due to a CoV infection. According to the club, the 42-year-old tested positive on Tuesday. Assistant Gerhard Obermüller takes over for him.

“There is a certain amount of self-confidence. We have to play against Rapid with this self-confidence, ”said Obermüller. Then there is the situation with the opponent. “The pressure is on Rapid. That can be an advantage for us. “

The 2,800 available tickets have been sold out for almost two weeks, Amstetten is looking forward to a football festival. “A lot can happen in the cup, it’s just a game. There are always surprises, ”said Obermüller. One is prepared for an opponent with the best possible cast. “They cannot afford a defeat in Amstetten.”

We would love to say thanks to the writer of this post for this outstanding material

ÖFB-Cup: LASK and Rapid under pressure to succeed

) [7] => Array ( [title] => Commercial real estate market in low-Earth orbit heats up [link] => https://bofads.com/commercial-real-estate-market-in-low-earth-orbit-heats-up/ [dc] => Array ( [creator] => Harold Kent ) [pubdate] => Thu, 28 Oct 2021 13:59:29 +0000 [category] => SpacecommercialestateheatslowEarthMarketorbitreal [guid] => https://bofads.com/?p=4578 [description] => NASA got a third pitch, this one from Voyager Space Holdings Inc, to build a private station to replace an existing orbital laboratory. By Justin BachmanBloomberg Published On 21 Oct 2021 The commercial real estate market in low-Earth orbit is heating up as Voyager Space Holdings Inc.’s Nanoracks plans a new private space station to ... Read more [content] => Array ( [encoded] =>

NASA got a third pitch, this one from Voyager Space Holdings Inc, to build a private station to replace an existing orbital laboratory.

By Bloomberg

The commercial real estate market in low-Earth orbit is heating up as Voyager Space Holdings Inc.’s Nanoracks plans a new private space station to help replace NASA’s existing orbital laboratory.

The planned Starlab station from Nanoracks will serve government and private customers. It’s at least the third such project announced to date, following commercial station plans by Axiom Space Inc. and Sierra Space.

The U.S. government wants to be one of multiple customers for orbital research space and has begun a Commercial Low-Earth Orbit Destination, or CLD, program to support development of private stations. NASA wants to have provisions for at least two astronauts to live and work in orbit continuously and to have a station ready when the International Space Station is retired, which is expected to be sometime between 2028 and 2030.

Starlab will begin initial operations in 2027, Houston-based Nanoracks said Thursday in a statement. The space station will be able to host as many as four astronauts continuously. Lockheed Martin Corp. will construct and operate Starlab while closely held Voyager Space will oversee financing and capital investment.

The growth of such private stations — and the potential rise of new real estate developments in low-Earth orbit such as tourist hotels, astronaut training centers, and other industrial research facilities — is likely to require hefty government subsidies, especially in their early years, Nanoracks Chief Executive Officer Jeffrey Manber said Wednesday.

“I struggle with my NASA colleagues on what is the right role going forward on government support” for projects in low-Earth orbit, he said. “All industries in America receive government support in some way.”

NASA says 53 companies and organizations have expressed interest in the CLD program, including Blue Origin, International Business Machines Corp., Raytheon Technologies Corp., SpaceX and Virgin Galactic Holdings Inc.

Axiom has won permission from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration to begin its project attached to the ISS and to later separate to become a free-flying platform. The company plans to launch its first station component in 2024. Sierra Space has developed a full-scale inflatable habitat concept that it’s been pitching for NASA’s use.

Nanoracks expects that its existing customer base will be eager to use Starlab, especially as launch costs continue to decline, Manber said. The company has hosted more than 1,000 research payloads with the private hardware it operates aboard the ISS, for more than 30 countries.

Starlab is expected to be 56 feet (17 meters) long, including its core inflatable habitat, which is about 26 feet in diameter.

“We’ll never have another ISS,” Manber said, predicting a coming era when multiple space platforms serve an array of niche uses. “Who in the heck wants to go on their honeymoon and be next to six research scientists?”

We want to thank the author of this write-up for this amazing web content

Commercial real estate market in low-Earth orbit heats up

) [summary] => NASA got a third pitch, this one from Voyager Space Holdings Inc, to build a private station to replace an existing orbital laboratory. By Justin BachmanBloomberg Published On 21 Oct 2021 The commercial real estate market in low-Earth orbit is heating up as Voyager Space Holdings Inc.’s Nanoracks plans a new private space station to ... Read more [atom_content] =>

NASA got a third pitch, this one from Voyager Space Holdings Inc, to build a private station to replace an existing orbital laboratory.

By Bloomberg

The commercial real estate market in low-Earth orbit is heating up as Voyager Space Holdings Inc.’s Nanoracks plans a new private space station to help replace NASA’s existing orbital laboratory.

The planned Starlab station from Nanoracks will serve government and private customers. It’s at least the third such project announced to date, following commercial station plans by Axiom Space Inc. and Sierra Space.

The U.S. government wants to be one of multiple customers for orbital research space and has begun a Commercial Low-Earth Orbit Destination, or CLD, program to support development of private stations. NASA wants to have provisions for at least two astronauts to live and work in orbit continuously and to have a station ready when the International Space Station is retired, which is expected to be sometime between 2028 and 2030.

Starlab will begin initial operations in 2027, Houston-based Nanoracks said Thursday in a statement. The space station will be able to host as many as four astronauts continuously. Lockheed Martin Corp. will construct and operate Starlab while closely held Voyager Space will oversee financing and capital investment.

The growth of such private stations — and the potential rise of new real estate developments in low-Earth orbit such as tourist hotels, astronaut training centers, and other industrial research facilities — is likely to require hefty government subsidies, especially in their early years, Nanoracks Chief Executive Officer Jeffrey Manber said Wednesday.

“I struggle with my NASA colleagues on what is the right role going forward on government support” for projects in low-Earth orbit, he said. “All industries in America receive government support in some way.”

NASA says 53 companies and organizations have expressed interest in the CLD program, including Blue Origin, International Business Machines Corp., Raytheon Technologies Corp., SpaceX and Virgin Galactic Holdings Inc.

Axiom has won permission from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration to begin its project attached to the ISS and to later separate to become a free-flying platform. The company plans to launch its first station component in 2024. Sierra Space has developed a full-scale inflatable habitat concept that it’s been pitching for NASA’s use.

Nanoracks expects that its existing customer base will be eager to use Starlab, especially as launch costs continue to decline, Manber said. The company has hosted more than 1,000 research payloads with the private hardware it operates aboard the ISS, for more than 30 countries.

Starlab is expected to be 56 feet (17 meters) long, including its core inflatable habitat, which is about 26 feet in diameter.

“We’ll never have another ISS,” Manber said, predicting a coming era when multiple space platforms serve an array of niche uses. “Who in the heck wants to go on their honeymoon and be next to six research scientists?”

We want to thank the author of this write-up for this amazing web content

Commercial real estate market in low-Earth orbit heats up

) [8] => Array ( [title] => Expansion of wind and solar power too slow to stop climate change [link] => https://bofads.com/expansion-of-wind-and-solar-power-too-slow-to-stop-climate-change/ [dc] => Array ( [creator] => Tony Grantly ) [pubdate] => Thu, 28 Oct 2021 13:58:00 +0000 [category] => Health And Sciencechangeclimateexpansionpowerslowsolarwind [guid] => https://bofads.com/?p=4573 [description] => Journal Reference: Aleh Cherp, Vadim Vinichenko, Jale Tosun, Joel A. Gordon, Jessica Jewell. National growth dynamics of wind and solar power compared to the growth required for global climate targets. Nature Energy, 2021; 6 (7): 742 DOI: 10.1038/s41560-021-00863-0 “This is the first time that the maximum growth rate in individual countries has been accurately measured, ... Read more [content] => Array ( [encoded] =>

Journal Reference:

  1. Aleh Cherp, Vadim Vinichenko, Jale Tosun, Joel A. Gordon, Jessica Jewell. National growth dynamics of wind and solar power compared to the growth required for global climate targets. Nature Energy, 2021; 6 (7): 742 DOI: 10.1038/s41560-021-00863-0

“This is the first time that the maximum growth rate in individual countries has been accurately measured, and it shows the enormous scale of the challenge of replacing traditional energy sources with renewables, as well as the need to explore diverse technologies and scenarios,” says Jessica Jewell, Associate Professor of Energy Transitions at Chalmers University of Technology.

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has identified energy scenarios compatible with keeping global warming under 1.5°C or 2°C. Most of these scenarios envision very rapid growth of renewable electricity: on average about 1.4 per cent of total global electricity supply per year for both wind and solar power, and over 3 per cent in more ambitious solar power scenarios. But the researchers’ new findings show that achieving such rapid growth has so far only been possible for a few countries.

Measuring and predicting the growth of new technologies like renewable energy is difficult, as they do not grow linearly. Instead, the growth usually follows a so called S-curve — at first it accelerates exponentially, then stabilises to linear growth for a while, and in the end slows down as the market becomes saturated.

“We came up with a new method: to use mathematical models to measure the slope of the S-curve, that is, the maximum growth rate achieved at its steepest point. It is an entirely novel way to look at the growth of new technologies,” says Jessica Jewell.

When analyzing the 60 largest countries the researchers found that the maximum growth rate for onshore wind power is on average 0.8 per cent of the total electricity supply per year, and 0.6 per cent on average for solar — much lower than in the IPCC scenarios. Sustained growth faster than 2 per cent per year for wind and 1.5 per cent for solar has only occurred in smaller countries such as Portugal, Ireland and Chile.

“It is likely that faster growth is easier to achieve in smaller more homogenous countries, rather than in large diverse systems,” says Jessica Jewell.

“Among larger countries, only Germany has so far been able to sustain growth of onshore wind power comparable with median climate stabilization scenarios. In other words, to stay on track for climate targets, the whole world should build wind power as fast as Germany built recently. There may be limits to how fast wind and solar can be expanded and thus we should systematically analyse the feasibility of other climate solutions, especially for fast growing Asian economies such as India and China,” says Aleh Cherp, professor of Environmental Sciences and Policy at Central European University and Lund University.

We would love to give thanks to the author of this post for this remarkable web content

Expansion of wind and solar power too slow to stop climate change

) [summary] => Journal Reference: Aleh Cherp, Vadim Vinichenko, Jale Tosun, Joel A. Gordon, Jessica Jewell. National growth dynamics of wind and solar power compared to the growth required for global climate targets. Nature Energy, 2021; 6 (7): 742 DOI: 10.1038/s41560-021-00863-0 “This is the first time that the maximum growth rate in individual countries has been accurately measured, ... Read more [atom_content] =>

Journal Reference:

  1. Aleh Cherp, Vadim Vinichenko, Jale Tosun, Joel A. Gordon, Jessica Jewell. National growth dynamics of wind and solar power compared to the growth required for global climate targets. Nature Energy, 2021; 6 (7): 742 DOI: 10.1038/s41560-021-00863-0

“This is the first time that the maximum growth rate in individual countries has been accurately measured, and it shows the enormous scale of the challenge of replacing traditional energy sources with renewables, as well as the need to explore diverse technologies and scenarios,” says Jessica Jewell, Associate Professor of Energy Transitions at Chalmers University of Technology.

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has identified energy scenarios compatible with keeping global warming under 1.5°C or 2°C. Most of these scenarios envision very rapid growth of renewable electricity: on average about 1.4 per cent of total global electricity supply per year for both wind and solar power, and over 3 per cent in more ambitious solar power scenarios. But the researchers’ new findings show that achieving such rapid growth has so far only been possible for a few countries.

Measuring and predicting the growth of new technologies like renewable energy is difficult, as they do not grow linearly. Instead, the growth usually follows a so called S-curve — at first it accelerates exponentially, then stabilises to linear growth for a while, and in the end slows down as the market becomes saturated.

“We came up with a new method: to use mathematical models to measure the slope of the S-curve, that is, the maximum growth rate achieved at its steepest point. It is an entirely novel way to look at the growth of new technologies,” says Jessica Jewell.

When analyzing the 60 largest countries the researchers found that the maximum growth rate for onshore wind power is on average 0.8 per cent of the total electricity supply per year, and 0.6 per cent on average for solar — much lower than in the IPCC scenarios. Sustained growth faster than 2 per cent per year for wind and 1.5 per cent for solar has only occurred in smaller countries such as Portugal, Ireland and Chile.

“It is likely that faster growth is easier to achieve in smaller more homogenous countries, rather than in large diverse systems,” says Jessica Jewell.

“Among larger countries, only Germany has so far been able to sustain growth of onshore wind power comparable with median climate stabilization scenarios. In other words, to stay on track for climate targets, the whole world should build wind power as fast as Germany built recently. There may be limits to how fast wind and solar can be expanded and thus we should systematically analyse the feasibility of other climate solutions, especially for fast growing Asian economies such as India and China,” says Aleh Cherp, professor of Environmental Sciences and Policy at Central European University and Lund University.

We would love to give thanks to the author of this post for this remarkable web content

Expansion of wind and solar power too slow to stop climate change

) [9] => Array ( [title] => Costume makers faced with lax sartorial practices [link] => https://bofads.com/costume-makers-faced-with-lax-sartorial-practices/ [dc] => Array ( [creator] => Tom Pauler ) [pubdate] => Thu, 28 Oct 2021 13:00:54 +0000 [category] => NewsCostumeFacedlaxmakerspracticessartorial [guid] => https://bofads.com/?p=4570 [description] => Clark Gable loved it. Barack Obama and Vladimir Putin too. But now Brioni is struggling. The Italian costume brand, a subsidiary of the French group Kering, is finalizing a vast plan to reduce its workforce in Italy. The firm revealed on October 21 that 220 of the 321 people affected by its restructuring had signed ... Read more [content] => Array ( [encoded] =>

Clark Gable loved it. Barack Obama and Vladimir Putin too. But now Brioni is struggling. The Italian costume brand, a subsidiary of the French group Kering, is finalizing a vast plan to reduce its workforce in Italy. The firm revealed on October 21 that 220 of the 321 people affected by its restructuring had signed a voluntary departure agreement. In April, Brioni announced that it wanted to cut 321 jobs by 2025 in its factories in Penne, Montebello di Bertona and Civitella Casanova, in the Abruzzo region, which, together, have more than a thousand employees.

These measures are part of a relaunch plan for the brand acquired by the group chaired by François-Henri Pinault, in 2011, when its debt reached 100 million euros. Ten years later, despite three artistic direction changes, the brand is still in dire financial straits. To the chagrin of staff representatives, who, according to the Italian press, pointed out the lack of a relaunch strategy for the Italian brand long before the crisis due to Covid-19 broke out.

Investigation : Article reserved for our subscribers In the midst of a pandemic, fashion is looking for a virtuous model

In this country where fashion has a turnover of 80 billion euros and employs 500,000 people, Brioni’s difficulties are causing a stir. Especially since the luxury male brand is not the only one in pain. Corneliani, another figure in Italy’s men’s clothing industry, escaped bankruptcy in June. His competitor, Pal Zileri, is also in a difficult situation. Owned by the Qatari fund Mayhoola for Investment, holding company of Valentino and Balmain, the brand is undergoing major changes to make more room “To the sportswear collections”, announced its managing director, Leo Scordo, in an interview with the Italian news site MFF.

Relaunch in China

Because times are tough for costume makers and their distributors. The containment measures adopted in several countries in 2020 and 2021, to combat the spread of the coronavirus, have prompted executives to put away their suits to put on canvas pants, a polo shirt and a sweater during their telecommuting sessions and video conferences. . And, despite a face-to-face return, they have retained many of their clothing habits.

Especially since the relaxation of dress codes in the office was already at work before the crisis due to Covid-19. In the United States, in March 2019, the Goldman Sachs bank caused a sensation by relaxing its dress code and by allowing its 36,000 employees to come to the office without a tie. Two years later, throughout the Western world, sales of statutory clothing, of which the costume is the centerpiece, are in decline. In the UK, sales fell 29% in 2020, according to Mintel.

You have 38.62% of this article to read. The rest is for subscribers only.

We wish to thank the writer of this post for this incredible content

Costume makers faced with lax sartorial practices

) [summary] => Clark Gable loved it. Barack Obama and Vladimir Putin too. But now Brioni is struggling. The Italian costume brand, a subsidiary of the French group Kering, is finalizing a vast plan to reduce its workforce in Italy. The firm revealed on October 21 that 220 of the 321 people affected by its restructuring had signed ... Read more [atom_content] =>

Clark Gable loved it. Barack Obama and Vladimir Putin too. But now Brioni is struggling. The Italian costume brand, a subsidiary of the French group Kering, is finalizing a vast plan to reduce its workforce in Italy. The firm revealed on October 21 that 220 of the 321 people affected by its restructuring had signed a voluntary departure agreement. In April, Brioni announced that it wanted to cut 321 jobs by 2025 in its factories in Penne, Montebello di Bertona and Civitella Casanova, in the Abruzzo region, which, together, have more than a thousand employees.

These measures are part of a relaunch plan for the brand acquired by the group chaired by François-Henri Pinault, in 2011, when its debt reached 100 million euros. Ten years later, despite three artistic direction changes, the brand is still in dire financial straits. To the chagrin of staff representatives, who, according to the Italian press, pointed out the lack of a relaunch strategy for the Italian brand long before the crisis due to Covid-19 broke out.

Investigation : Article reserved for our subscribers In the midst of a pandemic, fashion is looking for a virtuous model

In this country where fashion has a turnover of 80 billion euros and employs 500,000 people, Brioni’s difficulties are causing a stir. Especially since the luxury male brand is not the only one in pain. Corneliani, another figure in Italy’s men’s clothing industry, escaped bankruptcy in June. His competitor, Pal Zileri, is also in a difficult situation. Owned by the Qatari fund Mayhoola for Investment, holding company of Valentino and Balmain, the brand is undergoing major changes to make more room “To the sportswear collections”, announced its managing director, Leo Scordo, in an interview with the Italian news site MFF.

Relaunch in China

Because times are tough for costume makers and their distributors. The containment measures adopted in several countries in 2020 and 2021, to combat the spread of the coronavirus, have prompted executives to put away their suits to put on canvas pants, a polo shirt and a sweater during their telecommuting sessions and video conferences. . And, despite a face-to-face return, they have retained many of their clothing habits.

Especially since the relaxation of dress codes in the office was already at work before the crisis due to Covid-19. In the United States, in March 2019, the Goldman Sachs bank caused a sensation by relaxing its dress code and by allowing its 36,000 employees to come to the office without a tie. Two years later, throughout the Western world, sales of statutory clothing, of which the costume is the centerpiece, are in decline. In the UK, sales fell 29% in 2020, according to Mintel.

You have 38.62% of this article to read. The rest is for subscribers only.

We wish to thank the writer of this post for this incredible content

Costume makers faced with lax sartorial practices

) ) [channel] => Array ( [title] => Bofads [link] => https://bofads.com [lastbuilddate] => Thu, 28 Oct 2021 15:16:42 +0000 [language] => en-US [sy] => Array ( [updateperiod] => hourly [updatefrequency] => 1 ) [generator] => https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8.1 [tagline] => ) [textinput] => Array ( ) [image] => Array ( ) [feed_type] => RSS [feed_version] => 2.0 [stack] => Array ( ) [inchannel] => [initem] => [incontent] => [intextinput] => [inimage] => [current_field] => [current_namespace] => [ERROR] => [_CONTENT_CONSTRUCTS] => Array ( [0] => content [1] => summary [2] => info [3] => title [4] => tagline [5] => copyright ) [last_modified] => Thu, 28 Oct 2021 15:16:42 GMT [etag] => "a4e805b152261a2826ad302cf060bd7a-gzip" )