Cause of death of large numbers of elephants found in Botswana and Zimbabwe

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September 22, 2020 at 3:52 pm

This cyanobacterium was one of those on the list of probable reasons behind elephant deaths in Botswana, the African country with the largest herds on the continent and worldwide.

How the Novo Jornal reported about two weeks ago, the prolonged drought that the south of the continent goes through has dried up ponds and ponds, forcing animals to drink water that, normally, and instinctively, they refuse because they have accumulated memory of the harmful effects that cause the presence of these bacteria that give off a characteristic odor and are potentially deadly to several species of wildlife.

This discovery resulted from the efforts made by dozens of researchers who sought over the past few months to find the reason for these unusual deaths of hundreds of elephants, having now reached this conclusion through laboratory tests carried out in South Africa and Europe

According to the local press, those responsible for the wildlife department of the Gaborone Government admitted their satisfaction that they finally understood the reason for these deaths, but according to one of those responsible for the Botswana Department of Wildlife and National Parks, Cyril Taolo, now we need to find out why other animals are not being affected.

And it was also known that the deaths reduced to a great extent when the wells and ponds in the most affected region dried up.

Since the beginning of this year, more than 350 elephants have been found dead in Botswana, in the Okavango Delta, with no one yet having explanations for this death and the phenomenon is spreading to Zimbabwe, where dozens of bodies have already been found. of this species also without known causes.

The phenomenon of elephants killed in Botswana, in a number never seen without knowing the reason, began to be noticed last May and after, in 2019, the Gaborone Government created legislation to allow the killing of pachyderms, claiming the need the return of hunting tourism and also because the herds are growing unsustainably due to the long years of protection that this species is subject to due to the risk of extinction on the African continent and because they are beginning to invade plantations in the region due to severe drought.

Among the elephants killed, both in Botswana and Zimbabwe, are juveniles, adults, females and males, without apparent distinction, and this situation has caught scientists off guard.

The phenomenon became even more intriguing because many of the individuals who perished, before falling dead, walked for some time in disconnected circles, eventually fainting and letting their heads fall forward.

Scientists who have analyzed and studied this phenomenon describe the situation as an unparalleled “natural disaster”.

On recent reconnaissance flights, large herds of hundreds of elephants have given way to just a few, scattered, almost always older individuals, which means that thousands have fled the region, so far without knowing very well where, but neighboring countries are a possibility, which includes, in addition to Zimbabwe, Angola, Zambia, Namibia and even South Africa.

Shortly after the first abnormal bodies were discovered, the theories that gained the most credibility were an epidemic of a virus called EMC, with the scientific name of encephalomyocarditis, or a neurotoxin from an algae that grows in pools of water with certain climatic conditions, mostly as a result of climate change that force animals to travel long distances to find water, sometimes consuming contaminated water in despair because of severe thirst.

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Politicians ask for dismissal of Minister Eugénio Laborinho

Politicians and human rights organizations ask for the exoneration of the heads of the police corporation, including the interior minister, Eugénio Laborinho, for attributing moral responsibility for the death of citizens to the National Police (PN), with emphasis on the event that involved the pediatrician Silvio Dala.

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Those interviewed by Novo Jornal argue that positioning is one of the measures that can put an end to the murders that have occurred, especially in this period of Disaster Situation, during the approach of the security forces with the citizens.

The UNITA secretary in Luanda, Nelito Ekuikui, is of the opinion that the agents cannot be “sacrificed” without the responsibility of the interior minister and the PN general commander, since they are the figures that determine the implemented guidelines.

(Read this article in its entirety in the weekly edition of Novo Jornal, on newsstands, or by digital signature, available here https://leitor.novavaga.co.ao and payable in Multicaixa)

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Image that won a Pulitzer shows the real Che Guevara

The veneration for Che is so high in Cuba, that every October 8 in all primary schools in that island nation, first grade children receive a blue scarf from their parents, which identifies them as “pioneers.” Thus, the next step is to “be like Che.”

The newspaper Gramma, the official broadcasting organ of the Communist Party of Cuba, the only political group allowed on the island, assures that “the youngest (…) from the tenderness of their six years begin to follow the example of man”, whom they identify as someone “admired and loved” in Latin America ”.

The real Che

An image of the Cuban photographer Alberto Korda, taken in 1960, which has been printed around the world on T-shirts, posters, glasses, key rings and other items that are sold as souvenirs shows the face of Ernesto Guevara, with a beret and an actor’s pose. as the symbol that they have made and that alludes to a revolutionary who fought for freedom.

However, in these days of quarantine in the face of the advance of the coronavirus pandemic, another Photography that circulates on social networks shows the true facet of Che Guevara, the doctor by profession who found in the reckless idea of ​​Fidel Castro, the breeding ground to vent his potential for sadism and criminality.

Photography is not new. It is by Andrew López, made for United Press International and won a Pulitzer Prize in 1960. The portrait, in black and white, reflects the moment when a religious talks to a man on his knees, before being shot on command of Che.

In the reference photo, a man who had belonged to General Fulgencio Batista’s army, who was in charge of Cuba until 1959 and was deposed by Castro and the guerrillas who joined him to take control of the island, received the acquittal of a representative of the Church, while armed men waited to take him to the firing squad. One of the soldiers laughed, another seemed eager to proceed with the execution.

López’s photograph has come to light again on social networks and one among those who have shared it these days is the account identified as Turn on Fasha, and Twitter.

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Ernesto Guevara is credited with the responsibility of hundreds of executions in the fortress of La Cabaña, the site in Havana that Fidel Castro chose as a prison for those who had integrated the army and the Batista Police. Seventy-nine of those crimes would be documented and occurred between January and November 1959.

A murderer

The one that Fidel Castro also called “capable and brave chief,” “distinguished combatant,” “distinguished doctor,” and “the most extraordinary of our comrades in the revolution,” was the executioner of the military fortress, where Batista’s men were first executed. and then anti-Castro opponents, convicted in summary trials, without any kind of procedural guarantees.

Che was known as a cold and calculating guerrilla who imposed a model of conduct in trials, in which militant zeal should prevail over the legal order, with prefabricated sentences that he himself reviewed and approved.

When he was in the Sierra Maestra, the place where the coup against Batista was forged, one of Che’s maxims was “when in doubt, kill.” Later, already empowered and displaying cruel irony, he sent more than one person to the wall, writing: “Give him aspirin.”

Indoctrination

Over time, the regime Castro stopped using rifles against the people and gave way to other tools such as surveillance and indoctrination, in addition to controlling food as a mechanism to keep Cubans decimated.

Che’s image and his ideas are still valid in every corner of Cuba. Parents cannot oppose the regime’s indoctrination, as it is considered a crime and they can face penalties of up to three years in prison. Last year, a couple of Cuban shepherds ended up in prison for trying to educate their children at home.

The texts that are assigned to children in schools present those who continue to hold power as the “heroes of the revolution.” It is not strange that a student is given the task of painting Che’s cap or Fidel Castro’s olive green uniform.

The little ones are also obliged to attend public events, where they must carry banners and shout harangues alluding to the slogans of the regime. Nor is it unusual for them to be taken to the houses of opponents to participate in so-called acts of repudiation, where those who disagree are verbally assaulted and provoked with attacks and outrages on their homes.

For all this, the photograph of the man on his knees who preferred to lose his life and not give in to his principles in the face of the Castro revolution, continues to be a call to the world to make known the criminal spirit of Che, whom the radical left has deified and takes as a guide to indoctrinate and impose false ideals.

Meanwhile, freedom-loving Cubans continue to yearn for the democracy promoted by the apostle José Martí to arrive as soon as possible on the island, since they do not want their children to be like Che.

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Covid-19: Government maintains national health fence – Classes resume in October

Adão de Almeida, who was speaking at a press conference, said that the reasons that led to the implementation of these sanitary fences remain valid.

He added that the permission to enter and leave national citizens residing abroad and foreigners residing or with work visas in Angola was extended.

Classes resume in October

The Government determined, on Tuesday, the resumption of classes in the country from the month of October.

Classes in the various teaching subsystems were suspended in March due to the registration of the first case of Covid-19 in Angola.

According to the Minister of State and Chief of Staff of the President of the Republic, Adão de Almeida, who was speaking at a press conference, educational institutions are, however, subject to the creation of biosafety conditions.

Adão de Almeida pointed out, among the protection measures, the mandatory use of masks, testing of educational agents, social distance and prohibition on the use of public spaces in school institutions.

Motorists can drive without a mask

Under the new period of the State of Public Calamity that Angolans begin to live, starting at 00:00 on Wednesday (September 9, motorists are free to use or not to use the mask to protect against the new coronavirus.

The resolution was presented today, Tuesday, by the Minister of State and Chief of Staff of the President of the Republic, Adão de Almeida, when projecting, in a press conference, the prevailing news of the continuity of this regime of isolation and social restrictions

Luanda remains in health fence

The province of Luanda will remain in a national fence until the 8th of October, announced on Tuesday, the Minister of State and Chief of Staff of the President of the Republic, Adão de Almeida.

Adão de Almeida, who was speaking at a press conference, justified that the epidemiological situation of the country’s capital still requires movement restrictions, despite clarifying that the different sectors of the State may lighten the operation of this same fence.

He made it known that the sanitary fence of the municipality of Cazengo, Cuanza Norte, as of the 9th of this month ceases to exist.

Luanda remains in health fence

The province of Luanda will remain in a national fence until the 8th of October, announced on Tuesday, the Minister of State and Chief of Staff of the President of the Republic, Adão de Almeida.

Screening tests required for covid-19 when entering and leaving the country

As of Wednesday, the RT-PCR test will be mandatory for both departures and international entries, carried out up to 72 hours before, while for domestic flights a serological test carried out at airports will be required, at the expense of travelers, said Ricardo Abreu at a press conference in Luanda.

“It will not be free, it will be reimbursed by the passengers themselves”, he added.

The minister stressed that civil aviation in Angola had very significant losses due to the pandemic, around 67%, which was “very significant” for a sector “that is very inductive of other sectors by indirect means, such as tourism and hotels. “.

The Angolan Government announced today the measures that will take effect in the new phase of the calamity situation starting on Wednesday, with the scheduled return of scheduled international flights starting on September 21, with reduced frequencies.

“All countries have established health rules for entry into the territory,” recalled Ricardo Abreu, noting that the European Union established a set of rules that Portugal, which is one of the main links to Angola, translated into its internal regulations.

“It will not be an opening outside the established limits, either by us or by the destination countries. What we propose is greater regularity of flights within the limits of the agreements, but reducing frequencies”, he explained.

Passengers with tickets already issued will have priority to make their trip, “allowing these types of situations to arise that pose challenges from an operational and financial point of view, since most repatriation flights were supported by the State,” he said. still the ruler.

Ricardo Abreu also announced that 150 new buses will be made available to provincial governments in Luanda and another 160 for the rest of the country to improve mobility in public transport.

Commerce extends opening hours

Meanwhile, Lusa reported that Angola’s commerce and restaurants will be able to operate for another hour, transport will no longer have time limitations and Luanda will be able to celebrate religious services in the new phase of the calamity situation.

The changes, which take effect as of Wednesday, were presented today by the Minister of State and Chief of Staff of the President of the Republic, Adão de Almeida, at a press conference in Luanda.

The trade in goods and services will have its hours extended for another hour, being able to operate from 7 am to 8 pm, with 50% of the workforce in Luanda and 75% in the remaining provinces, while restaurants and similar ones may be open until 10 pm.

The realization of markets and street sales goes from three to five days a week, from Tuesday to Saturday.

Religious services can resume, from September 19, in the province of Luanda only two days a week, on Saturday and Sunday, and only for legally accredited religious institutions.

“What is wanted is to take a step forward with the precautions that are deemed necessary”, namely the use of a mask, physical distance and a maximum capacity of 50%, said the minister, admitting that “the evolution of the epidemiological situation may advise a way different “in the future.

Also from September 19th, sports in federated modalities can be resumed, maintaining individual and leisure sports practice in public space from 05:30 to 20:00, and can be done in groups of no more than five people, without obligation to use a face mask.

In the field of cultural and recreational activities, the possibility of operating cinemas in the province of Luanda was also announced, the only one where they remained closed in a period that can go on until 9 pm, with a maximum capacity of 50% of the room.

Public transport and mototaxis are no longer limited by law, and service providers are responsible for this definition, maintaining a 50% capacity in Luanda. As of October 1, it is expected to reach 75%, as in other provinces.

On the other hand, the sanitary fence remains in Luanda for another 30 days, until 8 October 2020, being raised in the municipality of Cazengo, in Cuanza Norte.

Angola currently has 2,981 cases of covid-19, of which 120 deaths, 1,215 recovered and 1,646 active, with four people in critical condition, 19 serious and 48 moderate.

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Former Colombian national team players sued Bancolombia for the use of their image – International Football – Sports


Several symbols of the Colombian National Team, among them Carlos the ‘Pibe’ Valderrama, carry out a legal process with Bancolombia, alleging misuse of his image.

These are coach Francisco Maturana and former players Carlos Valderrama, Willington Ortiz, Arnoldo Iguarán, Óscar Córdoba, Faryd Mondragón, Faustino Asprilla, Iván René Valenciano, Víctor Aristizábal, Juan Pablo Ángel and Adolfo el ‘Tren’ Valencia, as well as the players Nicole Regnier and Vanessa Córdoba.

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The athletes claim that “there was misuse of their image in an advertising campaign” carried out by the financial institution on the occasion of the Copa América in Brazil 2019. That is why they filed a lawsuit.

The lawyer who represents them, Hugo Amaya, told EL TIEMPO the details: “On the occasion of the Copa América in Brazil, Bancolombia organized an advertising campaign as official sponsor of the National Team in which customers had the right to use their cards. some figures of the players. As the Constitutional Court has stated, when the image of a person is used in advertising, it is mandatory to have the authorization of that person in writing. In this case, Bancolombia did not have the authorization of my clients. We know that others have, Yoreli Rincón and René Higuita have their fees paid, “he said.

The lawyer added: “We called them to a conciliation hearing, but the lawyer they sent arrived with an instruction that he had no intention of conciliating, so the lawsuit was filed, accompanied by a precautionary measure.”

He also assured that his clients were never invited or informed about this campaign, so they consider that this lawsuit should serve to set a precedent for the misuse of people’s image.

The bank responded on Thursday. In a statement, it states that as the official bank of the National Team, “it is authorized to use the image of the national teams and each one that carries out a campaign agrees, reviews and approves all the material with the Colombian Football Federation.” He adds that the campaign sought to exalt the athletes and their contribution to the country.

Attorney Amaya considers the statement to be unfortunate. “Its inaccuracy comes to light,” he said.

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Executor of Celia Cruz responds after image manipulation

MIAMI.- The executor of the estate of Celia Cruz, Omer Pardillo, has manifested from Miami after it became known that Cuban television used the image of the Queen of Salsa to promote the Agrarian Reform, a program created by the regime Castro was on the island with the purpose of, under a communist slogan, “redistribute the land to hand it over to those who work it: the peasants”, but which ended up harming many property owners.

Celia Cruz He never communed with the false ideals promoted by the dictatorial regime in Havana. The artist, whose music was banned in Cuba, was also denied entry to her homeland when she needed to return to bid her mother last goodbye.

Celia never returned to her island, although on one occasion she did sing at the Guantánamo naval base. La Guarachera del Mundo died wishing to see Cuba free.

“Since July 15, 1960, and until now August 27, 2020, after 60 years it is that a certain space has been granted to the most universal figure of Cuban music, vilifying the position that he assumed but never arguing the reasons for which she assumed that position. Celia Cruz was never biased by the behaviors and opinions of others about the Cuban dictatorship, but more by her personal experiences and the audacity of that regime to deny her entry to her country as a result of the death of his mother. Even so, he decided to transcend borders and take his Cubanness to places where Cuban music had never reached before. That is what should be highlighted about Celia Cruz and her legacy and not to thread a speech without solid foundations “wrote Omer Pardillo on his Facebook profile.

Pardillo, who managed Celia Cruz’s artistic career and maintained a close friendship with the singer, has dedicated herself to keeping her legacy alive.

SOURCE: DRAFTING

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Pope Francis went to social media to remember that ″ God doesn’t want your name used to terrorize people ″

On the International Day for Victims of Acts of Violence Based on Religion or Belief, created by the United Nations last year, Pope Francis chose social media for “God does not need anyone to defend him” and that his name should not be used to foment hatred and violence.

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August 23, 2020 at 11:14 am

This day, created only in 2019, coincided on the calendar with Francis’ visit to the United Arab Emirates, where the head of the Catholic church signed a document called “the Eternal Fraternity” with Imam Al Tayeb, where he is firmly condemning the use of religions to feed hatred.

Now that, on Saturday, the world marked the 2nd international day that marks and honors the Victims of Acts of Violence Based on Religion or Belief, Francisco tells the world through Twitter that the Creator does not want to see his name used for the purpose of promoting violence and launched a request to that effect.

“Everyone should stop using religions to incite violence and hatred and blind extremism and fanaticism,” shot the leader of Catholics in this digital message.

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Pope Francis went to social media to remember that ″ God doesn’t want your name used to terrorize people ″

On the International Day for Victims of Acts of Violence Based on Religion or Belief, created by the United Nations last year, Pope Francis chose social media for “God doesn’t need anyone to defend him” and that his name should not be used to foment hatred and violence.

New Journal

August 23, 2020 at 11:14 am

This day, created only in 2019, coincided on the calendar with Francis’ visit to the United Arab Emirates, where the head of the Catholic church signed a document called “the Eternal Fraternity” with Imam Al Tayeb, where he is firmly condemning the use of religions to feed hatred.

Now that, on Saturday, the world marked the 2nd international day that marks and honors the Victims of Acts of Violence Based on Religion or Belief, Francisco tells the world through Twitter that the Creator does not want to see his name used for the purpose of promoting violence and launched a request to that effect.

“Everyone should stop using religions to incite violence and hatred and blind extremism and fanaticism,” the Catholic leader said in this digital message.

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The world premiere of the iMucha exhibition: Olga Lounová brought out the Pytlouns

No long dresses with a siding, ruffles or high needles … The Pytlounov family, Olga changed her name to Lounova, chose casual and airy clothing. “Before the opening, we took a boat ride in Prague,” Olga explained the choice of outfits. According to them, the show is beautiful and the siblings enjoyed it a lot. Among other things, she revealed that her competition is growing at home – her first Eliška is releasing her first song next week. So we’ll see if the sisters cut the duet one day or if Eliška will sell out the concert halls.

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Women’s ride
While the singer had the most numerous accompaniment, the other beauties set out on their own. After a long time, actress Bára left her Man of the Year Josef Kůrka (28) at home Mottlová (34) partners also enjoyed a “ladies’ party” Vlastina Svátková (38) or Miša Maurerová (40). The ladies must have had something to talk about, and champagne was flowing. The exhibition is expected to last about a year, and next May it will be complemented by a multimedia show at O ​​Universu, directed by Michal Dvořák (54) from the Lucie group.

The moving Lendl collection
The moving digitized posters of the painter Alfons Mucha or the sounding Slavonic Epic – all this will be shown by the iMucha exhibition in the Municipal House. The largest collection of works by the Art Nouveau painter, collected by the former excellent tennis player Ivan Lendl, will return to the site after seven years, this time partially digitized and expanded with other works. “Seven years ago we wanted to present only posters and a collection, now I wanted to create an experience from the whole exhibition,” explained the curator of the exhibition Karel Srp. Although Mucha’s posters have a number of institutions in their collections, the ones collected by Lendl are exceptional in their integrity. Some of the posters are not known in the world or in three copies, others even exist in only one.

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The change of look of Sandra, the remembered “villain” of the third season of “MasterChef” | TV and Show

Among the followers of MasterChef Chile, Sandra Inostroza is remembered as one of the most unforgiving “villains” on the cooking show.

Her acid comments, the tense relationship with her teammates, the animosity towards them and the varied friction she had with some of the judges, outlined her from the beginning as one of the most conflictive contestants in the competition, where she in turn demonstrated an unappealable gastronomic talent.

Three years ago, in the middle of the show’s third season, its popularity reached such a point that even one of its dialogues became meme.

“Look at the ridiculousness that”, was the phrase that conquered the internet and that was widely replicated on social networks, along with other hilarious sequences from that season.

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Today, the cook looks completely different from how we remember her in 2017, where her long black hair with dreadlocks made her easily recognizable.

These days, Sandra Isabel Inostroza wears a hair cropped down to the height of the neck, with lilac and brown tones that even highlight inadvertent features of her face.

Through social networks, the former contestant celebrated her change of look: “So crazy, so smiling, so happy … Smile, you’ll always look prettier “, he recommended to his followers.

Check here how Sandra, the iconic “villain” of MasterChef Chile:

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