In the Conurbano and La Plata, meetings of up to 10 people will not be allowed outdoors

Outdoor meetings of up to 10 people authorized by the national government last night will not be allowed in the suburbs or La Plata. This was assured to EL DIA by qualified sources from the Axel Kicillof government. “Today (yesterday) we had 7,500 infections, it is impossible to authorize social gatherings,” they said in the Buenos Aires Executive.

Thus, in the Province the system of phases will continue to govern. The districts that are in phase 3 (Conurbano and La Plata) will not enjoy this flexibility, which will govern -as it has been happening so far- in the interior communes that are in phase 4 and phase 5 for having fewer infections due to coronavirus.

In addition, the 35 municipalities that make up Greater Buenos Aires and La Plata will continue unchanged in the new stage of Social, Preventive and Mandatory Isolation ordered by President Alberto Fernández until September 20.

The measure was agreed upon after the meeting between the president and the governor Axel Kicillof and the head of the Buenos Aires government, Horacio Rodríguez Larreta, and implies that in those districts there will be no new authorizations for commercial activities, but neither will there be a decline in those that are already in operation.

In the rest of the districts of the interior of Buenos Aires, the phase in which they will remain will be defined on Monday, as is usually done, according to the epidemiological situation presented by each municipality.

In this way, the Governor rejected the proposal that several mayors of Together for Change had been making to make activities more flexible and allow, for example, the operation of bars and restaurants with tables in the street, to enable the resumption of works private and authorized the work of domestic workers.

In the province they maintain that although there is a decrease in the number of cases, the figure is very high. The situation in interior districts where contagions began to multiply are also disturbing. For example, Mar del Plata resolved in the last hours to return to phase 3 and freeze a series of flexibilities that it had authorized.

“Today (yesterday) we had 7,500 infections, it is impossible to authorize social gatherings”

President Alberto Fernández announced a new extension of social isolation until September 20, warned about the expansion of the coronavirus throughout the country, appealed to “personal responsibility” to avoid contagion and affirmed that “meetings of up to ten people in outdoor places ”, although, as stated, Kicillof will not allow them in the case of Conurbano and La Plata.

“Currently there are 18 provinces with areas of sustained community transmission. The problem is no longer just about Amba, the problem is throughout the country, ”the President warned in a message recorded from the Olivos Residence, which was uploaded to social networks.

After more than ten thousand new positive cases were registered in the country for the second consecutive day, the president once again called for “personal responsibility” to avoid infections, and expressed concern about the growth of cases in the provinces due to transmission community, mainly due to the risk of saturation of the health system in some districts of the interior.

“As we already know, if the circulation of people increases, if we relax, if we neglect ourselves, there is no health system that can endure,” he said, adding: “a month and a half ago, 93 percent of the new cases were in Amba, in the other provinces, was only 7 percent. Now in the provinces that percentage has multiplied by five, today it represents 37 percent of all cases ”.

These and other data were analyzed yesterday in the videoconference that the President held from Olivos with governors of 12 provinces, with whom he reviewed the “complex” epidemiological and health situation in their districts.

With the governors, they agreed that each district will define if it goes backward or maintains the same level of restrictions, in accordance with the evolution of local cases.

“We are very concerned about Jujuy, where the health system is on the edge and cases continue to increase; We are also concerned about Mendoza, where circulation and infections are increasing. We closely follow the specific actions carried out by Santa Fe and Córdoba with localized closures, ”the president said.

Then he cited the cases of cities, such as General Roca and Tartagal where, he said, “health systems are not so robust” and “there was a significant increase in cases and the need for beds in a short time.”

“Therefore, in common agreement with the governors, we made the decision to extend the care measures, sanitary isolation, physical distancing until next September 20,” the president announced in his message.


Fossil find the last predator dinosaur in Argentina

Fossil find the last predator dinosaur in Argentina

Wednesday – 27 Ramadan 1441 AH – May 20, 2020 AD No. No. [

Meat-eating dinosaur

London: «Middle East»

The remains of a predatory dinosaur (Megaraptor) have been found, becoming one of the last meat-eating dinosaurs that inhabited the planet, according to fossil scientists from the Argentine Museum of Natural Sciences.
The southern province of Santa Cruz witnessed the discovery in mid-March. After the experts studied the fossil remains of ten meters, they realized that they were studying the remains of a predator dinosaur from the end of the “age of the dinosaurs.”
“This is the moment that took place 65 million years ago when the dinosaurs became extinct, and this megapator that we must now study will be one of the newest representatives of this group,” the paleontologist in charge of the project, Fernando Nobath, told Reuters. This type of dinosaur is thinner than the Tyrannosaurus rex and it was fast and had a long tail allowing it to maintain its balance. Nobath said that they had a muscular structure and legs stretched out to make strides. “The specific feature of this megapetor was in two long arms and his thumb ended with a claw about 40 cm long,” allowing him to pounce on his prey, Noboth added.




A long way to go between Argentina and creditors

A long way to go between Argentina and creditors

Buenos Aires shows {flexibility} in debt restructuring negotiations totaling $ 65 billion

Thursday – 12 Shawwal 1441 AH – 04 June 2020 AD No. No. [

The Argentine economy minister expects the road to negotiations with creditors to be long (Reuters)

Buenos Aires: «The Middle East»

Argentine Economy Minister Martin Guzman said Argentina is “flexible” in debt restructuring talks with its creditors, but there is still a “long way” before a “sustainable” agreement is reached.
“Argentina is flexible regarding the set of factors that should form the basis of any offer” for a debt restructuring of $ 65 billion, Guzman said in an interview with German news agency DPA. However, he said, “We cannot make promises that we cannot fulfill … The agreement makes sense only if it is an agreement that takes care of Argentina entirely.”
Buenos Aires stresses that the debt installments cannot be so large that the state threatens to go bankrupt and leaves no room for the shrinking economy to start growing again.
Creditors rejected Argentina’s offer of a three-year moratorium, reducing interest payments by 62 percent, and reducing major payments by 5.4 percent.
Guzmán said that the government had not yet submitted a new proposal, and that negotiations with creditors were currently dealing with “conditions … including the issue of the supply structure”. The minister noted that Argentina is also in talks with the International Monetary Fund to assess its ability to pay. “From the moment Argentina adjusts its offer, there must be an additional 10-day period until the date on which the offer ends,” the minister stressed.
The minister refused to specify the possible length of negotiations. “It depends on the willingness of the parties to understand the restrictions facing the country, as well as on the ability of creditors to settle their differences,” he said. He noted that “creditors are very different, and they have different preferences on how to solve this.” He stressed that the most important of the duration of the talks is that «this needs a good solution. Argentina will only make a commitment if it can respect it. ”
At the same time, Guzmán said, Buenos Aires is discussing a possible new economic program with the International Monetary Fund, through which it is developing a “fruitful” relationship. The fund had previously given Argentina a $ 57 billion bailout package, the largest IMF credit line ever … but the International Monetary Fund is not very popular in Argentina, as critics blame it for austerity policies.
“The previous program was created very quickly, and it was a governmental decision, and the community was not involved,” Guzman said. He promised that this time there would be a “very important social discussion” on relations with the IMF.
Guzmán said that when President Alberto Fernandez’s left-wing government took office last December, it found that the country was “in a total economic crisis and deep debt, and that public finances were in poor shape.”
Argentina has already entered the state of default 8 times, the last of which was in 2001. Guzmán stated that the country now needs to “rebuild confidence” through “monetary and fiscal policies and exchange rate policies that are compatible with each other.” He pointed out that the other main element in creating confidence is “rescheduling debt and bringing it to levels that the country can deal with”.
The Corona pandemic crisis exacerbated Argentina’s economic problems. Guzmán said the country had made health its priority and imposed a “very strict sanitary quarantine.”
On the other hand, the International Monetary Fund said, on Monday, that Argentina’s latest offer to restructure its debt will restore its debt sustainability, and that there is little opportunity for another increase in its payments to private creditors, according to “Bloomberg” agency.
The fund said in a statement: “There is only a limited scope for increasing payments to private creditors, and it still has to pay the debts and service those debts.” In its statement, the Fund added: “The Argentine authorities’ revised proposal for debt restructuring will be consistent with the recovery of debt sustainability with a high probability.”
This is the first comment from the International Monetary Fund since it issued an 18-page “technical note” on March 20, in which it analyzed the Argentine government’s ability to pay debts.




The discovery of a fossil frog dating back two million years in Argentina

The discovery of a fossil frog dating back two million years in Argentina

Wednesday – 18 Shawwal 1441 AH – 10 June 2020 AD No. No. [

Prehistoric frogs

London: «Middle East»

At a depth of 44 meters during the drilling of a water well in San Pedro, 180 kilometers north of Buenos Aires, Argentine scientists have discovered fossil remains of a type of frog that lived in the center of this South American country about two million years ago, according to Agence France-Presse.
“We don’t know much about prehistoric frogs,” said Federico Aniolan, a researcher with the Argentine Institute of Natural Sciences, at the Science Publishing Agency at the National University of Matanza.
He added: “Frogs and hells are affected greatly by climatic and environmental changes, so they are an important source of information to understand past climates.” And the find happened. The researcher stressed that the paleontologists found “the bone of the humerus is a very small amphibious organism different from the hulls and frogs of trees.”
He emphasized that the petite fossil was identified despite its size because the petroats; It is a group of amphibians, including frogs and toads, with a special structure at the tip of the humerus in the elbow joint. This special structure provides it with great ductility to make quick movements and stability. “The discovery is a great contribution to paleontology in Argentina,” said Federico Aniolan.




Facebook wants to be the better zoom – that could work

San Francisco For Facebook it’s a little disgrace: the corona pandemic is forcing millions of people worldwide to stay in their homes. Contact with friends is only possible virtually. But the app of the hour is zoomUntil recently, a relatively obscure video conferencing service intended for business customers. Since the global outbreak, Zoom’s user base has grown from an average of 10 million to 300 million. At times, the app was No. 1 in the app stores. There are zoom school lessons, zoom weddings, zoom funerals.

Of course, Facebook Messenger, Instagram and WhatsApp are also used significantly more than before. Facebook sells ten times as many “portal” video telephones and can hardly keep up with production, says Mark Zuckerberg in a video message transmitted on Facebook on Friday afternoon.

But Zuckerberg wants to direct Zoom’s customer rush to its platforms and benefit from Zoom’s mistakes and omissions. He promises easy-to-use video conferencing with friends and family without all of the privacy and privacy issues that Zoom had and is now tackling – piquantly with the help of Alex Stamos, Facebook’s ex-cybersecurity director, who left the company in a clinch.

Facebook thus joins a group of tech companies like Apple, Google, Microsoft or Cisco who want to end zoom’s sudden rise and take its place. Thanks to its ease of use, Zoom has become a kind of social network in the weeks of global curfews – without the company really wanting to.

The fact that you initially only needed a meeting link to join was both a blessing and a curse. Blessing because it enabled growth and users are now also improving the app – for example by creating and exchanging optical backgrounds for video calls such as palm beaches. Curse because they made it possible for video raids to be attacked by strangers, known as “zoom bombing”.

Algorithms against zoom bombers

Zuckerberg seems to have set his developers on developing an improved “zoom” copy: users of the messenger app should be able to open “rooms” – virtual rooms for up to 50 users, which at the same time enable spontaneous encounters with friends, but “any Uncle ”, as Zuckerberg says, or other Facebook“ friends ”outside.

Facebook’s artificial intelligence and knowledge of the friendships and social ties of its users should help, and open spaces should only be offered to friends who have close ties to the organizer. The organizer can control the visibility of the rooms, guests who are not logged in to Facebook must enter a name to prevent “zoom bombing”.

Facebook wants to surpass the popular backgrounds, which are static at Zoom, with 360-degree backgrounds. Whoever turns in the “room” changes the panorama behind. Augmented reality elements, such as when a user has a birthday or light that changes with the mood, should make the surroundings more interesting than zooms digital photo wallpapers.

As of next week, video chats with eight instead of four participants at the same time should be possible on WhatsApp. WhatsApp’s 2018 end-to-end encryption, which guarantees special privacy, is to be maintained, which is becoming increasingly difficult technically with a growing number of participants.

Zoom once promised end-to-end encryption of its calls, but failed to do so. WhatsApp is the only end-to-end encrypted video phone service that is distributed around the world and available on both major smartphone operating systems, says Zuckerberg. A swipe against Apple’s “Facetime” and Google’s “Hangouts”, which couldn’t prevent Zoom’s rise. “Whom security is important and who wants end-to-end encryption will probably use WhatsApp,” says the 35-year-old.

Copying successful competitors has always been one of the strategies of the Facebook founder. After the competitor Snap invented the “Stories” format, which users can use to send their entire circle of friends a status update, gradually copied the idea, Instagram and WhatsApp and Facebook and slowed down Snap growth. Other copies brought less: The “Tiktok” copy “Lasso” has been a lonely app zombie practically without users since development.

But “Rooms” has several advantages that could help the feature to make a breakthrough: Facebook is building it on its existing app with 1.3 billion users, WhatsApp has even more users. While Zoom offers a freemium product that only allows free calls for up to 40 minutes, Facebook is free for end users anyway.

Even the best developers in the world cannot resolve the inherent contradiction between simple use and simple abuse. But while Zoom has to make a distinction between who is a desired guest and who is a potential “zoom bomber”, Facebook knows more than any other company about the social relationships of its users. Zoom now prescribes passwords for zoom meetings, which in turn makes it difficult to use.

And finally, Facebook’s opponent in this case does not even seem to be sure whether it wants to give up its new users without a fight. Zoom’s chief information officer Harry Moseley recently told Handelsblatt that it has not yet been determined whether the corona pandemic will again primarily be used as a service for companies or to develop additional features for private users.

“Our DNA is a product for companies,” said Moseley. By the end of June, Zoom does not want to develop any new features, but rather fix its security problems. Lots of time for Facebook to become the new zoom.

More: The corona crisis will make Google, Apple, Facebook and Amazon even more powerful. Strict competition control is now more important than ever.


Facebook launches option for video calls with up to 50 people without time limit – Telemundo Nueva Inglaterra

Facebook revealed that it is launching a tool called Messenger Rooms with which users will be able to make video calls with up to 50 people. This is the latest move by the social network ‘due to the popularity, in the midst of a coronavirus pandemic, of other applications such as its Zoom or Houseparty with similar group video contact capabilities.

The news was given this Friday by the founder of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg through Facebook Live.

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According to our sister station CNBC, the tool will be free will allow Facebook and Messenger users to create group video calls of up to 50 people at a time, increasing the current limit of the Messenger app from 8 people.

According to CNBC, the 50-person limit for Messenger Rooms will not be available immediately. Facebook users will see a lower limit at launch, but it will soon rise to 50 people, a company spokesperson told CNBC. The limit will vary for users at launch, the spokesperson said.

By comparison, Zoom allows up to 100 people to video chat for free for up to 40 minutes. Houseparty supports up to eight people.

Video calls in Messenger Rooms have no time limit and will include features like augmented reality filters that allow people to add masks to their faces. Video call hosts will also be able to block calls and delete users. Facebook and Messenger users can create Messenger rooms, and they can invite anyone to join, including people who don’t have a Facebook account.

Messenger Rooms will begin rolling out to users on Friday, and will expand to more regions in the coming weeks. “You can start and share video calls on Facebook through your wall, Groups and Events, so it is easy for people to visit it. We will soon add ways to create video call rooms from Instagram Direct, WhatsApp and Portal too”, explained the social network.

WhatsApp also expands capacity

Facebook also announced that it is doubling the limit of people in WhatsApp video calls from four to eight people.

In addition, the company is introducing a video calling feature on Facebook Dating so that users of that service can have virtual dating.

Zoom improves your security

The video conferencing platform Zoom, which has achieved a sudden popularity success with the COVID-19 pandemic, announced this week an update to its software, where, it says, it has improved the encryption system to respond to criticism received for lack of security.

The San Jose, California-based firm explained in a statement that Zoom version 5.0 adds support for encryption with 256-bit AES encryption GCM, providing “increased protection for meeting data and resistance against tampering. ”

The update available this week will also allow the account administrator to choose which regions of the data center their meetings and webinars use for real-time traffic at the account, group, or user level.

On the other hand, the company has grouped all the options related to security in the same icon, which is accessed through the menu bar of the digital meeting, the “waiting room” option has been activated by default and allows videoconference hosts report a user whose participation has not been allowed.

“I am proud to achieve this step in our 90 day plan, but this is only the beginning. We will earn the trust of our customers and bring them happiness with our firm goal of providing the safest platform, ”said Zoom CEO Eric S. Yuan.

Zoom’s success and sudden growth as a result of the increase in teleworking and digital encounters following the confinement orders for the COVID-19 pandemic has been accompanied by many complaints about failures in communication security and little respect for the privacy of users.

One of the most common problems that its users are encountering is that Internet users who have not been invited appear by surprise in teleconferences, a phenomenon baptized as “zoombombing” and which has caused educational institutions, governments and companies to stop using the platform. and, in the case of Google, their employees have even been banned.


CaixaForum launches the cycle “Encounters Confined” through social networks

CaixaForum has opened a window to the house of musicians, illustrators, film directors and designers through the series “Encounters Confined”, in which the illustrator Paco Roca, the film director Alba Sotorra and musicians like Rodrigo Cuevas and Ferran Palau. So will the design and illustration studios Cabeza Patata and Lo Siento and the photographers Anna Devís and Daniel Rueda.

These creators will share on the social networks of “la Caixa” Foundation cultural centers how they are living in confinement, as well as about their unknown concerns and abilities. The CaixaForum initiative aims to “continue to spread culture in confinement time” within the special content line launched on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram channels as part of the #JoEmQuedoACasa campaign, after the closing of centers due to the coronavirus.

This initiative, according to CaixaForum, disseminates works of art that are currently confined to center network exhibitions, the inspiration of which will be accompanied by a music list, different reflections and video capsules, among others. ‘other content.


Rodríguez Uribes holds more than 30 meetings with the world of culture




The Minister of Culture and Sports, José Manuel Rodríguez Uribes, has held a round of meetings with more than 30 representatives from the world of culture: from the field of performing arts, cinema, music, books and union representatives from the sector. Tomorrow it will continue with the Fine Arts and Cultural Industries.

Today’s conference, which has been defined by the minister as “satisfactory and productive” and in which he shared the concern of the sector, agreeing that he is in the hardest phase of the crisis and, for the moment, the priority should be sanitary measures.

Rodríguez Uribes has conveyed to them on behalf of the Government of Spain the gratitude for their commitment –in representation of the world of Culture- in these moments so difficult and hard for everyone.

The Minister of Culture has promised to maintain a dialogue and work table permanently with the sector, who will meet with him periodically and with the general directorates of the Ministry on a regular basis, with the aim of knowing and evaluating the situations that the cultural industry is going through at all times.

In today’s meetings, Rodríguez Uribes has collected the assessment of the sectors on the implementation of the measures already approved by the Government, in relation to the ERTE, the liquidity provided by ICO guarantees or aid for cessation of activity and unemployment for self-employed and SMEs in the cultural sector.

“Leave no one behind”

Rodríguez Uribes has promised to continue paying attention to the operation and effectiveness of the measures, because “this Government wants to help the Culture sector and not leave anyone behind,” he said.

Within his sphere of competences, the minister has informed of his decision not to cancel but to postpone the works, concerts or performances scheduled in the areas dependent on the Ministry, and to strengthen the PLATEA Program, which is a stable programming network and hiring performing arts companies.

Linked to all cultural industries, but specifically with the Book, the minister has promised to implement awareness-raising measures to combat piracy and promote the legal consumption of cultural content.

Finally, it has promised to request the public and private televisions that they increase the space dedicated to culture, Spanish and European cinema and lead the coordination of cultural policies with the autonomous communities, the Spanish Federation of Municipalities and Provinces and the European Union at the time of the revival of the culture sector.

Next meeting

Rodríguez Uribes has also informed the cultural representatives that on Wednesday, April 8, will participate in an informal meeting with their European counterparts to defend that, in line with the article signed yesterday with the Ministers of Culture of Italy and Germany, “the response to the coronavirus crisis must be European.”

Also on Monday it will do so with the culture advisers of the Autonomous Communities, Ceuta and Melilla and with the FEMP. The minister explained to the representatives with whom he spoke today that the ministry will lead the coordination with the autonomies, who maintain all their powers in the field of culture, and with the municipalities, of the necessary measures to support the sector.

Tomorrow the Minister of Culture will continue the round of telematic meetings, with the sector of Fine Arts and Cultural Industry and next week will continue contacts with other groups dependent on the Ministry of Culture and Sports.


Netherlands prohibits all meetings of more than three people until June 1

The authorities ofNetherlands has announced a ban on all meetingsorganized of more than three peopleUntil the 1st of Juneand forces you to keep 1.5 meters away from other people. In addition, mayors will be able to fine those who break these rules, as explained by the Dutch Justice Minister Ferd Grapperhaus at a press conference on Monday, according to the DutchNews portal.

The government’s crisis committee met with health and safety experts this afternoon before announcing these new restrictions. “The key to success is our own behavior.Don’t go out unless you have to go to work or shop. Buy alone. And if you want to go for a walk, don’t do it in a group, “said Grapperhaus.

Theeducational centers, cafes and restaurants are already closedby previous decisions and the measure will not be reviewed until April 6, the government has explained. However, the closure is extended to hairdressers and beauty salons. Businesses that do not comply with the closing order will besanctioned with up to 4,000 euros. Informal education groups could also be penalized.

The Netherlands has contrasted 4,749 cases and 213 deaths for a population of about 17 million people.


Kourtney Kardashian feels he has finally found a healthy balance between professional and private life – March 24 2020

Kourtney shared: “I feel I have finally gotten to the point where I can balance being a mom and working. I’ve always done both of course, but it was where I would have worked a lot more. So I really moved my concentration.”

Kourtney is determined to ensure that she is able to spend quality time with her children.

The pretty brunette said to E! News: “My kids have always been my top priority, but I never had time with them after school to do their homework or go to their activities.

“They all really need one time with me, so making an effort to do something takes time. It’s like my whole life.”

Kourtney also confessed to feeling “really unhappy” at times in his career.

He recalled, “I felt like I was on a hamster wheel. I just felt like something to change.”

Meanwhile, Kourtney recently said goodbye to her sister Kim Kardashian West, revealing that she played a crucial role in her beauty regimen.

Kourtney explained: “I would say that in the past three years I have really started taking care of my skin in a way that has made a difference.

“Being consistent with facials and treatments, as well as home care such as face masks and the products I use now, have really made a difference. I try (but I haven’t done my best lately) to really feed my skin from inside and outside, with intention.

“So I guess more than 37 was my year to really intensify my skin, all encouraged by Kim, who told me to start being proactive and give him some love.”