Miguel Poiares Maduro. Hiring at TVI raises ″ concern ″

In an interview with Lusa, questioned about the hiring of Media Capital, Poiares Maduro said that the issue raises “concern” regarding “companies [que] they were asking the State for financial support, saying that they did not have conditions of minimum sustainability and then, suddenly, they were able to find financial capacity to make millionaire contracts “.

Media Capital, owner of TVI, had the production company Plural in a ‘lay-off’ and will receive 3.3 million euros in connection with the advance purchase of institutional advertising.

“If we are scandalized that banks are receiving public support or that companies that are owned by the State, as happened at TAP, after giving bonuses to their administrators even when they present losses, we cannot help but worry when companies, even though indirect – I understand that the mechanism chosen by the Government made this control difficult because it is not a subsidy, it is an advance purchase of advertising “, they receive support, he said.

“Naturally, we can say that companies should be free to make their management decisions, with the risk that this entails, and that they are or are not rewarded by the market, according to that”, but “what they can’t do is want to request public support precisely because they say they don’t have sustainability, in a market logic, but then claim their totally private status and the market logic to make decisions that, whether we like it or not, are risky decisions “, he argued.

The former minister of media protection of the Passos Coelho government stressed that “when public financial means are still involved indirectly”, there should be “a great scrutiny concern and these companies should be required to exercise caution, that were consistent with what they themselves were saying: that the market does not ensure sustainability for our activity “.

Asked to comment if he considers that the Regulatory Entity for Social Communication (ERC) – which on July 17 announced that it was analyzing the changes in the shareholder structure of TVI – should have already communicated its analysis on the matter, Miguel Poiares Maduro said that the delay “is not just a problem for regulators in the area of ​​social communication in Portugal”.


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Dokkum’s group of friends becomes infected in the open air – Wel.nl

In Dokkum, fourteen young people have become infected with the corona virus. That most likely happened on a terrace. It means that you can easily catch the virus in the open air.

Source and contact research by the GGD Friesland shows that one young person became infected earlier this month at a small house party, where less than ten people were present. This person then spread the virus to the rest of the group of friends, which consists of 20-30 year olds.

The GGD does not know exactly how the virus spread. “We can only conclude that insufficient distance was maintained and that most infections took place on the terrace,” a spokesperson told de Volkskrant. “A typical example of: going out onto the street and the terrace with complaints. The rules have clearly been ignored. ”

“There is an assumption in the outside world that the virus is less contagious in the open air, but this cluster shows the contrary,” said the spokesman.

It remains unclear exactly how contagious the virus is outside. Scientists in Hong Kong previously concluded that only one of more than 7,000 infected infections took place outside. The rest were all indoors in spaces where people were together for a long time, such as on public transport or in catering establishments.

Bron(nen): De Volkskrant


the shooting of season 9 interrupted due to a case of coronavirus

The shooting of the M6 ​​show hosted by Cyril Lignac, Mercotte and Julia Vignac should not resume for at least two weeks.

Hard blow for M6. Since the end of June, the shooting of season 9 of “Best Pastry Chef”, animated by Cyril Lignac, Mercotte and Julia Vignali, is in full swing near Montfort-l’Amaury, in the Yvelines. But as it came to an end, production was forced to send everyone home. The reason? A case of coronavirus has been detected “on the team”.

“The health protocol was put in place by following the recommendations of the CCHSCT, prevention experts and a medical consultant, but this proven case makes it preferable to suspend the shooting”, explained BBC Studios France in a statement. As a precaution, the production company plans to screen all the people present at the Château de Groussay. “It appears necessary to carry out a new screening of the teams. The health of our staff and our pastry chefs is our priority ”, she specifies.

If the production hopes to restart filming “as soon as possible”, it ensures that this will only be done by following the required medical recommendations. This implies that this interruption will last at least 14 days, or even more if other cases are proven.

The problem is that Cyril Lignac will soon resume “All in the kitchen” live every day at 6:40 p.m. Indeed, the program, popular with viewers during confinement, will be back on Monday, August 24. It remains to be seen how the chef and the channel will succeed in reconciling the shooting of the two shows.

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“In the future, food will be seen as medicine”

The Empty Chair: I would like you to explain to us what the current situation of food systems is and what will happen if we continue with the inertia that we bring, before we start this conversation talking about how we are going to feed ourselves in 10 years.

Maria Elena Varas: We have a challenge. By 2050 we will have to feed 9.5 billion people on this planet, and several studies have indicated that as long as we continue to produce at this speed, and in this way, there will be a very negative effect on the environment.

But, in addition, we are not going to be able to feed all those people in a way that is nutritious and healthy.

So, here is a vision and a push and a whole agenda to be able to change the way we produce these foods, how they are distributed and how to empower consumers so that they can make better decisions regarding the demand for food.

The Empty Chair: Given these trends, how might food production change in the future?

Maria Elena Varas: Production cannot be viewed in a fragmented way, without associating it with demand. That is why we are here looking at production systems that are kinder to the environment; that generate less carbon emissions, that do not destroy soils so that they can be used again, that have a sustainable use of water.

Also a production that is aligned with climate change, because with the changes in temperature, and the external shocks that exist in climatic terms, there is great pressure for this type of food.

The Empty Chair: Are we going to have more hydroponic crops or more organic crops?

Maria Elena Varas: There is a tendency to, on the one hand, make better use of inputs such as fertilizers, for example, which affect less land use and water pollution.

On the other hand, productive systems that make better use of the land in terms of not encouraging deforestation.

There are initiatives in Colombia that are interesting, from that perspective, and address livestock production more specifically there, for example. It changes a bit depending on the type of crop and the geographical area.

The Empty Chair: Does that mean that the peasants of the future are going to be more technological?

Maria Elena Varas: Absolutely. The idea would be to be able to empower small and medium farmers to adopt different technologies and innovations that allow them to produce in a more efficient and also more environmentally friendly way. That for the rest, is completely related to the use of the soils that they themselves have.

The Empty Chair: Is there someone already doing that right now?

Maria Elena Varas: We have examples from Asia, in India, some in Africa, in Latin America too, where drones, new computer technologies, blockchain have been used. I believe that is the future.

But the big question is, how can we support the creation of a favorable financial environment for farmers to adopt these technologies? Because what we know is that the technologies exist and are there, but the problem is financing. So, how to generate a change and a transformation to be able to finance the adoption of these technologies? And that’s a great point that we are working on.

The Empty Chair: You, too, place great value on consumers in this transformation of food systems.

Maria Elena Varas: Consumers play a fundamental role in terms of their demand for food. An effect is generated towards the field, as to what is produced. And there are different issues to address.

One is a matter of communication and recognition of the value that food has on the health of the person. Being able to work around, for example, the issue of obesity, and the issue of those who do not have enough food. That is a fundamental issue.

The other issue is empowering consumers so they can know where their products come from. And therefore, that the decisions they make are informed from the perspective of nutrition, but also from that of the environment.

In other words, that my products are from areas where deforestation has not been done, that my products are healthy, that they are not contaminated.

For which we also return to the subject of technology. Where can we use traceability and different technologies to be able to do that, to make those changes, and to be able to inform consumers?

The Empty Chair: Do you imagine that the consumer of the future before eating an apple will look at a stamp that tells them the origin of that apple, if they treat the workers well, if they deforest or not deforest in that area?

Maria Elena Varas: Consumption in the future would ideally be that way, and in that case you would be completely empowering the consumer to make changes in the supply chain as well. That would be interesting and good to see.

But also a consumer who may be able to say ‘I am going to diversify my diet’, I will recognize that I have to move towards a diet more similar to what the EAT-Lancet report published last year, in terms of lower consumption of meat, higher consumption of grains, fruits and vegetables. That it can also support a more responsible consumption for the environment and for health.

The Empty Chair: Younger people are becoming more vegan. Do you think that trend is going to continue?

Maria Elena Varas: I could not tell you, because the truth is that the trend we see in China, for example, and especially in countries where greater purchasing power is generated with economic development, the trend is precisely to consume more meat. There is an association of economic stratum with the consumption of pork and beef.

In this sense, there are trends in other countries that generate pressure in the production chain. To give you an example: the pressure generated by China with its demand for livestock production that takes place in Brazil, from where they import meat. So I think there are going to be different curves.

But I do believe that there is greater awareness, and that greater awareness will continue to be generated, of the importance of food in health. A trend towards food as medicine.

The Empty Chair: Now one sees juices to cleanse the body, etc. Will that trend gain strength?

Maria Elena Varas: I think it is a trend that is going to gain more strength, because there are also specific interests to address these issues. The costs for the health system, and fiscal of the countries of the challenges that are generated by the bad feeding are astronomical.

The levels of diabetes in developed countries, of obesity that are also seen in Latin America, where it really is an epidemic at this point, are a great challenge in terms of public policies. From that perspective, there should be a major change.

Companies, from small to multinational companies, are making a transition towards products that appeal to the new consumer’s need to consume healthier, more health-positive foods.

The Empty Chair: Do you think that every time we are going to consume more local to be more friendly with the environment?

Maria Elena Varas: Of course, precisely, there are several visions as to how this future could be, and I would say that there is a vision in terms of consuming more locally. Partly because there is a carbon footprint issue that is important to address.

But also, a tendency to have access to food that is fresher; that have been produced in areas where the community and the local economy are also being supported.

Something that is also important, for example, is how we can do that from the perspective of small vertical farms and everything that is food production in cities, which is also a huge issue in the context of all the actors that we are in the food themes.

The Empty Chair: A few years ago it seemed that technology was going more towards the artificialization of food, than towards organic. Is organic going to beat chemical?

Maria Elena Varas: I believe that one thing may exist alongside the other as long as the consumer remains as it is until now. But to the extent that greater awareness and movement in the demand for these types of products is generated, there will be a change there.

Organic, 100 percent pure organic, has specific challenges also when we are talking about international trade and other issues, but I believe that it will generate a positive change, ideally, in terms of local consumption and the more organic consumption of fruits. and vegetables. The food basket today is highly based on processed and packaged products.

The Empty Chair: What do you think that food basket will be like in 10 years?

Maria Elena Varas: I can tell you what I would like to see. I would like to see more nuts, almonds, more fruit and more vegetables. And also more variety of each, only one serving of meat a week. And if I’m not mistaken, one or two servings of fish a week, which is the diet recommended by the EAT-Lancet report. It is not cheap, but such a diet would address the needs of the body and the planet.

The Empty Chair: If that diet is the one that is imposed, a country like Colombia would have great opportunities.

Maria Elena Varas: Justly. In the case of Colombia, with the wealth it has in terms of biodiversity and the number of native products, it could lead to a healthier system. There are various initiatives that are working on this issue in the country.

The Empty Chair: Although you are Chilean, you know Colombia well. How do you think rural life can change here, which has not been easy in recent decades?

Maria Elena Varas: I believe that there are great opportunities to align various initiatives that are going on in the country to generate better and greater opportunities for rural areas, supporting practices that are sustainable through technical training systems, monitoring.

Also, at the same time, to be able to work on crops that support the transition towards more nutritious and healthy foods, incorporating native products or others that are important for the development of the country: certain types of mango, avocado, Amazonian cocoa and other products that in this minute I forgot the name because they are very typical of Colombia. I think there is a possibility there.

And the other thing, which I think there is an important possibility, is in terms of being able to generate more investment in infrastructure that can help these small producers.

In short, helping along the entire food chain to reduce losses and waste, which is a great challenge for Colombian production and will continue to be a great challenge as we continue to see issues of climate change that are to continue affecting the crops.

The Empty Chair: In Colombia, is a lot of food lost?

Maria Elena Varas: Yes, before it can reach the warehouse and be distributed to the points of sale. Many times due to lack of capacity of cold storage mechanisms; due to road infrastructure problems; by transportation issues; different aspects for which it would be important to generate more investment so that these foods can reach the points of sale, or the processing points in an appropriate way, and on time.

The Empty Chair: And the last question that cannot be missed: how does the pandemic affect this future?

Maria Elena Varas: Well, the truth is that the pandemic has been a reminder that there is much to be done here, that there is an important issue in terms of food safety that must continue to be addressed. That is, the point of putting food on the table of people, beyond any other type of agenda, and the importance of continuing to work on more resilient systems.

Some time ago I heard an interview that seemed interesting to me, it said: “five years ago what should we have done to avoid what has happened to us today on the subject of food”, and perhaps it would be good to think then, what can we do today to avoid what could be another external shock in five or 10 years.


120 medical and nursing students sworn in as brigadistas for screening of Covid-19 in Maracaibo

The mayor of the Maracaibo municipality of Zulia state, Willy Casanova, this Monday, 120 young medical and nursing students from the universities of the Health Sciences and Bolivarian from Venezuela (UBV), and Readic University Institute of Technology (Join), how Volunteer Brigadiers who join the fight against Covid-19 in the locality.

Casanova explained that this is the first brigade to be sworn in and next Friday, July 24, another contingent made up of volunteers from the Maracaibo Fire Department, Civil Protection and the Red Cross: “We have called on the volunteers of these organizations to also join in the mass screening, which is undoubtedly the most important task we have today to combat Covid-19 ″.

The burgomaster stressed that young volunteers are equipped with all biosecurity implements to go out to each neighborhood, urbanization and street to comply with the investigation, screening and orientation to the community.

He asserted that they received training from specialists from the Vice Ministry for Health and the Maracaibo Health Directorate for taking samples of the rapid and molecular test with the mission of ruling out people with coronavirus, and in case of being positive, health agencies will carry out the corresponding protocol of preventive isolation, comprehensive care for the health of the infected and its process recovery.

120 medical and nursing students sworn in as brigadistas for screening of Covid-19 in Maracaibo

For her part, the sixth year medical student, Noelia León Quero, He said that he assumes “this beautiful task of touring the neighborhoods of Maracaibo. We are called to fulfill the task, we are going to be with love for the people, fulfilling the task as health professionals ”.

Also, the brigadista and student of the sixth quarter of nursing at the Instituto Tecnológico Unir, Zulimar Urdaneta, stated that more than a job, her career leads her to fulfill a commitment and duty to those who need it: “We decided to choose a career that is dedicated to the service of others, of all those who need us and that is why we are here, committed to our career and help through it in this struggle that we have in our country ”.

The Maracaibo Volunteer Brigade captured through the Maracaibo.gob.ve website will be deployed in all communities carrying out massive and personalized screening, in order to reinforce the Cuban-medical brigade sent by the President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro. /JB



More than half a million viewers for The Best of Toppop | NOW

515,000 people watched the special broadcast on Wednesday evening The Best of Toppop on NPO3, which celebrated the 50th anniversary of the music program.

Well-known Dutch people told about their favorite moments and performances, including Ad Visser and Penney de Jager. Visser presented the music program and De Jager provided the show ballet during the various performances.

The more than half a million viewers are good for a place in the top 25 of best viewed programs on Wednesday, according to the KijkOnderzoek foundation. The Best of Toppop is in thirteenth place in that list.

It is the best viewed program of Wednesday NOS News from 8 p.m. with 1.47 million viewers.


Infected people without symptoms have just as much virus in their body – Wel.nl

Infected people without symptoms probably have as many virus particles in their nose, throat and lungs as people who do get sick from Covid-19.

This is evident from a new South Korean study published Thursday in the trade magazine JAMA Internal Medicine popped up. The results are seen as supporting the idea that asymptomatic people can also spread the virus, although the group studied is small.

The research team led by Seungjae Lee of Soonchunhyang University College of Medicine analyzed 303 people between the ages of 22 and 36 who became infected at about the same time at a religious gathering. Of them, 193 had symptoms and 110 did not. Of those 110, 89 never developed symptoms. A small part therefore still received complaints later.

The group was tested regularly. The asymptomatic people appeared to carry the same amount of virus all the time as the people who were sick. They did test negative just a little earlier, namely after 17 days, where the sick people were only virus-free after 19.5 days.

The researchers emphasize that they only looked at the number of virus particles in a body and did not investigate to what extent the virus spread or not.

Bron(nen): Science Alert


Bathing ban on the Danube despite the heat wave – Vienna

Sometimes well over 30 degrees for days. This is the hot forecast for the coming period. But bathing on the New Danube has now been banned.

Friday starts with 30 degrees, until at least Monday up to 33 degrees are forecast daily. In addition, there should be hardly any clouds or thunderstorms, currently everything looks like extremely sunny and hot days. Actually perfect for spending the weekend by the water, cooling off in the water and simply relaxing on the Danube in Vienna.

➤ BUT: Red and yellow flags: flooding and bathing ban on the New Danube!

Due to the heavy rainfall in the catchment area of ​​the Danube in the last few days, the Danube has also had floods since Tuesday. The employees of the flood protection of the city of Vienna, specialist department Viennese waters, are on the flood. The flood control center in the intake structure in Langenzersdorf and the two other weirs 1 and 2 on the New Danube were occupied.

Bathing ban! As always when the Danube floods in Vienna, red and yellow flags are hoisted along the New Danube. This means that swimming, water sports and boating are prohibited. After the end of a flood, the yellow flags are brought down again. The red flags will remain hoisted until the bathing ban is lifted again.

Video: The current is so strong at the moment due to flooding

➤ At the moment it is still unclear when the bathing ban will be lifted again.

The Vienna Waters Department of the City of Vienna explains why the bathing ban continues. “Since water flows into the New Danube when the Danube floods, a bathing ban on the New Danube will be declared for reasons of water hygiene.

Because the water quality deteriorates due to the incoming flood, the water becomes cloudy. Another reason for the bathing ban during the flood is that the New Danube flows very quickly when Danube water is discharged, so the current increases sharply. “

➤ The stairway paths were closed, as were the floating jetties.

How long the bathing ban remains in place depends on the results of the water samples from the environmental medicine laboratories. The water quality is constantly checked. As soon as the flood is over and bathing water quality is achieved again, the bathing ban is lifted.

The two floating jetties Waluliso in the south and the Copa jetty at the Reichsbrücke have been turned off and will remain closed until further notice. The towpaths by the water along the bank areas in the area between weir 1 (at the Donaustadtbrücke) and weir 2 in the south of the Danube Island were flooded and are currently blocked off.

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“I went up behind and touched my bra.” Details of the story about a Perm teacher who was given 9 years for harassing a student

– It is difficult to build forecasts, but I believe in the best. I feel sorry for mom, she is very worried, it has been going on for more than a year, – said “KP» 49-year-old math teacher Valery Syropyatov and, with a sigh, he entered the courtroom.

On Monday in the Ordzhonikidze court Perm the teacher was sentenced under the article “Violent acts of a sexual nature”. The sentence is 9 years and 6 months in a maximum security colony.

“The girl begged the three”

This ugly story happened in March last year in a Perm school. According to the teacher, she looked like this:

– In the seventh grade, where the girl studied, I taught mathematics for the first year. In the first quarter, she deceived me, I believed and put the “troika”. But there must be an educational moment. I told her that now she will hand over all the work in the sequence in which they are studied. And until we get to the control for the third quarter, the final mark at her will not be!

On that day, March 27, several students came to the mathematician to take the “tails”.

“Everyone sat at their desks and did the work, and once again she decided to slip away,” the teacher continues. – I began to ask myself, said that her stomach ached, her head … I insisted: “Decide the control, get your” threefold “and you can step on all four sides. If it’s inconvenient for you to study in the classroom – the children are noisy – let’s go to another office. ” We left, she stood at the table and again began to whine. I sit at the table and tell her: “Go, decide!” The man does not leave, I waved. I am sitting, she is standing – where will i get? Here in the belt on the side with the back of the hand and hit. It turned out cotton. I admitted this, and was removed by the director from teaching in this class. I apologized and believed that the incident had been exhausted.

Soon, the information got into law enforcement. First, criminal proceedings were instituted for Art. Art. 135 of the Criminal Code RF “Depraved actions”, and after six months the investigations were re-qualified as more serious, Art. 132 “Violent acts of a sexual nature.”

At each meeting, teachers supported

To the court – at each hearing in the Valery case Syropyatova – a support group gathered: former graduates, colleagues, parents of students … 17 of them acted as witnesses from the defense. They all said that they could not believe the guilt of their beloved teacher. He does not smoke, does sports, organizes excursions around the Perm Territory and cities for children Of Russiaorganizes competitions in rogain, tourist trips, alloys, fees …

Despite all the kind words spoken to the defendant, the state prosecution requested 13 years of imprisonment for him.

Valery Syropyatov on the day the sentence was announced, we met near the courthouse. He was light, without things. As the teacher himself explained, he believed that the court would figure it out and justify it.

“I’ve already checked in, now I’ll take a little walk, breathe in fresh air, mentally tune in and go,” he explained before entering the courtroom.

Despite the fact that the process was closed, the journalists and the support group were allowed to announce the verdict.

It was impossible to understand what the teacher experienced at that moment when the judge said “nine and a half years in a maximum security colony”, the teacher’s face was hidden under a mask. And the former graduates and colleagues who were present at the announcement somehow immediately went down. Someone could not hold back tears.

– Do you understand the verdict and the procedure for appealing against it?

“Yes, your honor,” the convict answered calmly.

At that moment, three escorts entered the courtroom. Knowing the rules of staying in places of deprivation of liberty — the teacher spent three days in a pre-trial detention center while the investigation was under way — the teacher began to unfasten his belt in order to remove it, took money from his pockets, a cell phone and gave it to a relative. The guards locked handcuffs on his hands, and asked all those present to leave the courtroom.

It was impossible to understand what the teacher experienced at that moment when the judge said “nine and a half years in a maximum security colony”, the teacher’s face was hidden under a mask.Photo: Vasily Vakhrin

I closed and he pushed my hands away

– The criminal case was considered in closed court, so we can’t explain the details, you heard the verdict, the evidence that the prosecution presented to the court was enough to plead guilty to a particularly serious crime against the sexual integrity of a minor, therefore the sentence so big – said assistant to the prosecutor of the Ordzhonikidze district of Perm, Dmitry Shishkin. – And that slap, and the version that the defendant himself told everyone about, including in the media, is a way of protection.

As it became known to “Komsomolskaya Pravda” from a source familiar with the materials of the criminal case, one of the evidence presented in court was the correspondence of the seventh grader with his girlfriend in social networks. Late in the evening on the day of math retaking, the schoolgirl wrote to her close friend that she was at school, and the teacher took her to a separate office, put her at her desk, walked up behind and began to touch her bra.

“I sat at the table, he was at the back and was pawing me,” she wrote. – I tried to close my hands, and he pushed his hands and touched me by the chest.

Experts examined the girl for bruises and the only thing found on her body was a small scratch on her finger.

The accusation was also based on the words of the girl, her mother and friend. Investigators also found a video from school surveillance cameras, which shows how one of the schoolgirls told Valery Nikolaevich that she had passed the debt, and he leaned over and began to say in her ear that she was good. This was interpreted later as a kiss.

During the investigation, a forensic medical examination was carried out, the biological traces of the teacher on the things of the victim were not found. The teacher was also tested for a tendency to pedophilia, but the result was negative.


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