WHO warns that “the worst of the pandemic is yet to come”

Nthe day when six months are marked since the WHO received the first reports on cases of pneumonia unexplained in China, Tedros Ghebreyesus stated that “the reality is that this is still far from over”.

“Globally, to pandemic is accelerating “, overcoming the barriers of 10 million cases and 500 thousand deaths, he said.

In the case of a “fast and killer” virus, it is necessary to “avoid divisions” because “any differences can be exploited” by the new coronavirus, which appeared in Wuhanin China, where WHO will send “next week” a team to “understand how it started and what can be done in the future” for the world to prepare to deal with it.

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WHO warns that “the worst of the pandemic is yet to come”

Nthe day when six months are marked since the WHO received the first reports on cases of pneumonia unexplained in China, Tedros Ghebreyesus stated that “the reality is that this is still far from over”.

“Globally, to pandemic is accelerating “, overcoming the barriers of 10 million cases and 500 thousand deaths, he said.

In the case of a “fast and killer” virus, it is necessary to “avoid divisions” because “any differences can be exploited” by the new coronavirus, which appeared in Wuhanin China, where WHO will send “next week” a team to “understand how it started and what can be done in the future” for the world to prepare to deal with it.

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WHO warns that “the worst of the pandemic is yet to come”

Nthe day when six months are marked since the WHO received the first reports on cases of pneumonia unexplained in China, Tedros Ghebreyesus stated that “the reality is that this is still far from over”.

“Globally, to pandemic is accelerating “, overcoming the barriers of 10 million cases and 500 thousand deaths, he said.

In the case of a “fast and killer” virus, it is necessary to “avoid divisions” because “any differences can be exploited” by the new coronavirus, which appeared in Wuhanin China, where WHO will send “next week” a team to “understand how it started and what can be done in the future” for the world to prepare to deal with it.

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Still confused? The science behind the masks that protect Covid-19

At mAs the world reopens, we are required to wear a face mask in public spaces in order to reduce the likelihood of spreading the disease. Covid-19.

Despite the initial confusion, the World Health Organization, supported by science, is now safe: masks can help prevent the spread of Covid-19 and the more people use them, the better.

As we know that wearing a mask is effective in preventing Covid-19?

There are several studies that support the effectiveness of masks.

First, the category of laboratory studies on respiratory droplets and the ability to block various masks. One experiment claims that hundreds of droplets are generated by saying a simple sentence, but that almost all of these droplets were blocked when the mouth was covered with a damp cloth. Another study related to the flu and the common cold found that wearing a surgical mask significantly reduces the amount of respiratory viruses emitted in droplets and aerosols.

But the strongest evidence for masks comes from studies of real-world scenarios. A recent study published in Health Affairs, for example, compared the growth rate of Covid-19 before and after mask mandates at various locations in the United States. According to the study, the use of masks led to a slowdown in the daily growth rate of Covid-19, which has become more evident over time.

Another study looked at deaths from coronavirus in 198 countries and found that those with cultural norms or government policies that favor wearing masks had lower mortality rates.

Do masks protect the people who wear them or the people around them?

The best benefit is for other people. Masks can be more effective as a kind of ‘source control’, because they can prevent larger expelled droplets from evaporating into smaller droplets that can travel further.

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Khaberni website: Elham Shaheen: Morsi asked to meet me

Tell me – Egyptian actress Ilham Shaheen revealed that the director of the office of former Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi threatened her to agree to meet him, but she refused.

Shaheen said during a television interview, that she “decided to confront the battle with the terrorist Brotherhood on behalf of the artists.”

She added: “The Brotherhood fabricated pictures of her and put her face on scandalous photos, and it was later proven that they were rigged.”

She pointed out, “She obtained a historical ruling to close the (Al-Hafiz) channel for a period of 6 months, and a precedent took place for the first time in the history of Egypt, which is the closure of a channel by court ruling, after she filed more than one case on the channel for insulting her on the channel’s screen, pointing out that the broadcaster who had insulted her accompanied A number of veils on the channel’s screen showed her some forged images that were falsely claimed to be a professor at Al-Azhar, but Al-Azhar University sent to the court evidence that he was not a faculty member and was imprisoned during the Morsi era.

She stressed that “Mohamed Morsi tried to attract the artists and act with politeness with them, but it did not succeed, stressing that the director of Morsi’s office tried to contact her a lot to inform her of Morsi’s desire to meet her.”

She explained that the director of Morsi’s office threatened her, saying: “If we want we, we will answer you,” adding that she said to him, “If you talk to me again, he will report about you,” and his response would be, “You are reporting about who, O Madam, we are the state.”

She stated that she had told Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi after the success of the June 30 revolution, that “she was about to commit suicide” at the time of Chancellor Adly Mansour taking over the country after the Brotherhood was overthrown, pointing out that the Egyptians dazzled the world on June 30.

Mohamed Morsi had assumed his duties on June 30, 2012, and he was removed from his position on June 30, 2013 after demonstrations invaded the country calling for his departure and imprisonment since the date of his isolation, until his death on June 17, 2019, after several charges were brought against him, including communications with Qatar, Hamas, and disclosure. National Security secrets during his presidency

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Guinea-Bissau PR dismisses five ministers from Nuno Nabian’s government

THE head of state dismissed the defense ministers, Sandji The fate, from the Interior, Botche Candé, Economy, Victor Mandinga, Agriculture, Abel da Silva Gomes, and Natural Resources and Energy, Jorge small.

“The functions of the exonerated ministers will be carried out by the prime minister until new appointments”, adds the decree, which entered into force today.

Sandji The fate, Victor Mandinga and Abel da Silva Gomes were elected deputies by the Movement for agingância Democratic Republic of Guinea-Bissau (Since-G15) and were part of the Government appointed by Umaro Sisoco EMBAL, after taking office as President of the country and dismissing the executive headed by Aristides Gomes.

Jorge small e Botché Candé they are deputies elected by the Social Renewal Party in the last legislatures.

When they joined the Government of Nuno Nabian they were not replaced in their seats as deputies, because there was no plenary session in the National People’s Assembly.

On Friday, another deputy from the PRS has been exonerated from directorGeneral of the Ports of Guinea-Bissau.

The parliament of Guinea-Bissau will meet from Monday until 07 August to discuss current political situation in the country and define who has a parliamentary majority.

Guinea-Bissau is experiencing a period of special political tension with the Guinean parliament divided into two blocs with both claiming a parliamentary majority and defending their right to form a government.

The political crisis worsened after there was no understanding between the various parties to form a Government, until 22 May, that respected the results of the 2019 legislative elections, won by the PAIGC.

The period given by the Economic Community of States of Africa Western (ECOWAS), which has mediated the political crisis in the country, has not been respected, June given by the Guinean head of state, Umaro Sisoco EMBAL.

The Guinean President, who admitted to dissolving parliament if there was no understanding between the various factions policies, now said it will wait for the plenary session scheduled for Monday, where it will be determined who has the parliamentary majority.

THE PAIGC won the legislative March 2019 without a majority and made a parliamentary incidence agreement with HELPPDGB, New Democracy Party and Union for Change, winning 54 out of 102 seats in parliament.

Early in the legislature, the leader of the HELPPDGB, Nuno Nabian, became incompatible with the PAIGC and joined the Movement for agingância Democratic (Since-G15), the country’s second political force, with 27 deputies, and the Social Renewal Party, which elected 21 deputies.

Despite the new alliance, four of the five deputies from HELPPDGB maintained their loyalty to the parliamentary incidence agreement signed with the PAIGC.

THE PAIGC confirmed today that it will not participate in the session scheduled for Monday.

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Aircraft carriers in exercises to support allies against claims

Nplanes and planes designed to accompany aircraft carriers Nimitz and Ronald Reagan began the exercises last Sunday, the 7th United States fleet, responsible for operations in the Indo-Pacific, said in a statement.

“The operations demonstrate our commitment to regional allies (…) and our readiness to face everyone who defies international standards,” said Rear Admiral George Wikoff, commander of Attack Group 5, in a statement.

“The Navy of USA it regularly carries out integrated operations of attack groups to support a free and open Indo-Pacific and to promote an international rule based on rules, in which each country can reach its potential without sacrificing sovereignty, “he added.

Southeast Asian leaders have also issued one of their strongest statements ever in opposition to China’s territorial claims of virtually the entire South China Sea.

The leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations endorsed Vietnam’s position in a statement issued last Saturday.

“We reaffirm that UNCLOS [Convenção das Nações Unidas sobre o Direito do Mar], 1982, is the basis for determining maritime rights, sovereign rights, jurisdiction and legitimate interests over maritime zones “, the statement reads.

The Convention defines nations’ rights to the world’s oceans and demarcates exclusive economic zones where coastal states have the right to exclusive exploitation of fishing and fuel resources.

China has sought to block these statements, asking for support from Cambodia and other allies in the ASEAN.

The Secretary of Defense of the Philippines, Delfin Lorenzana, warned that any measure by China to establish an air defense identification zone over the South China Sea would be highly destabilizing.

Some countries in the region fear that China is considering creating an air defense identification zone in the South China Sea region, similar to what it did in 2013 in the East Sea.

This earlier statement was largely ignored, with USA among countries that said they would not cooperate with Chinese requirements.

China said the decision depends on how threatened it feels.

Lorenzana he considered that the Beijing decision would violate other countries’ rights to access their exclusive economic zones.

“They would continue to use these waters and airspace and would further increase tension, which may result in mishaps or miscalculations at sea and in the air “, he pointed out Lorenzana.

US Navy ships USA and Japan held joint exercises in the South China Sea on 23 June, bringing together two of China’s biggest military rivals.

The exercise was designed to “practice and improve the interoperability bilateral between the two navies “, explained the 7th Fleet of USA in a statement.

The exercises brought together the American combat ship USS Gabrielle Giffords and the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Ships JS Kashima e Shimayuki JS Shimayuki (TV-3513)

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After more than a century, Elisabeth and Jacob hang together again

Happy family news from the Mauritshuis: more than a century after they were roughly separated at auction, Elisabeth Bellinghausen was reunited with her fiancé Jakob Omphalius. With the purchase of the portrait of Jakob, the Hague museum completes a diptych dating from circa 1538 by the German Renaissance painter Bartholomäus Bruyn the Elder.

This fulfills an old wish of Ariane van Suchtelen. The curator of the Mauritshuis had been looking halfway at the portrait of Jacob for about twenty years.

The portrait of Elisabeth, owned by the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, has been on long-term loan to the Mauritshuis since 1951. Elisabeth hung there alone, and for a long time no one knew who her fiancé was and where his portrait was.

Back of the portrait of Elisabeth, with her family crest. Photo Mauritshuis

After archival research, in which the coat of arms on the back of the portrait of Elisabeth played a role, Van Suchtelen discovered in 2004 that the prominent Cologne lawyer and scholar Jakob Omphalius was Elisabeth’s fiancée. Moreover, Van Suchtelen found an old black and white photo of his portrait.

Without the Mauritshuis noticing it, the portrait of Jacob was offered in May 2019 as a ‘portrait of an unknown man’ at the small Parisian auction house Baron Ribeyre. Galerie De Jonckheere from Geneva bought it, without knowing who the man was. A curator from a German museum pointed out a portrait to a curator in the Rijksmuseum, who in turn informed the Mauritshuis. With the support of various funds, the Hague museum then managed to reunite the engaged couple.

Sprig of bittersweet

That they are engagement portraits is evident from the bittersweet branch that Elisabeth holds – in Cologne portraits the attribute of unmarried couples. Elisabeth’s braids also point to the time of engagement: married women wore their braids under their caps. Elisabeth and the presumably considerably older Jacob married in 1539 and had 13 children. After his death, Elisabeth married again.

Bartholomäus Bruyn (1493-1555) portrayed an entire generation of Cologne notables. Characteristic for his portraits, says Van Suchtelen, are the lifelike detailing of faces and hands, the clear use of color and the attention to the meticulous representation of costumes and props.

The reunited diptych will be on display in the Mauritshuis for three months from Wednesday. Then the portrait of Jacob will undergo a restoration.

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China forces Uighur birth control to suppress population

UAn Associated Press investigation revealed a systematic practice to reduce birth rates among Muslim Chinese, after women uighurs denounced forced birth control.

The agency analyzed statistics and official documents and conducted interviews with 30 ex-detainees and a former instructor in a field of indoctrination in Xinjiang, in the extreme northwest of the country.

China is accused of holding about one million detainees uighurs in centers of political indoctrination in Xinjiang. Experts consider the campaign for the past four years to be a “demographic genocide”.

The State regularly submits minority women ethnic pregnancy tests and strength devices intrauterine (IUD), sterilizations and even abortions in hundreds of thousands, according to the AP.

Gulnar Omirzakh, an Kazakh born in China and the wife of a detained vegetable trader, she said she was forced to have an IUD after having her third child.

Two years later, in janeiro From 2018, four officers in military camouflage knocked on his door and gave him three days to pay a fine equivalent to 2,390 euros for having more than two children, otherwise he would also be detained in indoctrination camps.

Omirzakh ended up fleeing to the Kazakhstan.

“They want to destroy us as a people,” he accused, quoted by the AP.

According to official data, between 2015 and 2018, birth rates in the cities of Hotan e Kashgar, mainly used by uighurs, fell by more than 60%.

Xinjiang in recent years it has become one of the regions of China with the lowest population growth, when before it was one of those that registered the highest growth, according to the AP.

Beijing said earlier that the new measures are merely fair, allowing minorities ethnic have the same number of children as couples have.

Under the policy, however abandoned, of “a couple, a son”, the authorities forced the use of contraceptives, sterilization and abortions, but allowed minorities to have two children or three, if they were from a rural environment.

That changed with President Xi Jinping, China’s most authoritative leader in decades. Soon after his rise to power, the Government began to allow Han Chinese to Xinjiang had two or three children, as well as minorities.

In practice, however, the Chinese have are largely spared from abortions, sterilizations, or IUD insertions.

Fifteen uighurs e Kazakhs they told the AP that they knew people hospitalized or imprisoned for having many children, some were sentenced to decades in prison.

A former detainee, Tursunay Ziyawudun, said he received injections until you stop menstruate and was repeatedly beaten on the lower stomach during interrogations.

Ziyawudun said that women in the camp where she was held were required to have gynecology exams and get an IUD.

In 2014, just over 200,000 IUDs were inserted in Xinjiang. In 2018, that number rose more than 60%, to almost 330,000 IUDs. At the same time, the use of that device has dropped sharply in other parts of China as many women have started to removethe.

Chinese health statistics also show a rapid increase in sterilizations in Xinjiang.

Although sterilization rates have dropped in the rest of the country, they have gone up seven times in Xinjiang, between 2016 and 2018, for more than 60,000 procedures.

Although the program to adopt strategies of the one-child policy, the campaign taking place in Xinjiang differs by being ethnically directed.

“The intention may not be to completely eliminate the population uigur, but dramatically decrease its vitality, facilitating assimilation, “said Darren Byler, expert uighurs of the University of Colorado.

Some experts have a more drastic opinion.

“It’s genocide, full stop,” said the expert. uighurs Joanne Smith Finley, who works at Newcastle University in the UK.

“It is not immediate and shocking, like mass killing, but it is a slow and painful genocide,” he said.

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The actor of the series “Sweet Life” Nikita Panfilov revealed the secret of intimate scenes

“Boys simply do not show anything, and the girls are“ sealed ”

According to him, he decided to try “something new and unexpected,” and therefore starred in the series, where there are many frank scenes. He was supposed to play a character who, in the story, often appears naked in the frame. To do this, the actor had to undress in the presence of the film crew, and this is more than 50 people.

“For the first time it was hellishly difficult,” Panfilov said in an interview with Teleprogramma.pro.

He also revealed a little trick that the film crew goes to make sex scenes more natural. The intimate places of the actors are hidden in such a way that the viewer does not notice anything. At the same time, different approaches are applied to actors and actresses in solving this delicate issue.

“As for the technical side, the boys just do not show anything, and the girls are“ sealed, ”he explained.

For this, “special devices” are used, which “wrap up the intimate area like with tape”. Panfilov noted that during the shooting the action seems “prim and veiled”, but the final result is very true, as if filmed without any tricks.

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