In the Republic of Crimea, water began to be supplied to the water supply system of Simferopol from the Ivanovo water intake, due to which the capital of the peninsula will receive another 25 thousand cubic meters of water per day. The head of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Sergey Aksenov, launched the work of the new water conduit in the video bridge mode.
As part of the federal target program for the development of the peninsula, a new branch of a polyethylene water conduit with a length of 4.8 kilometers and a diameter of 800 millimeters was built from the Ivanovo water intake. After pressure testing and washing through this conduit, the first water went to the capital of Crimea.
“The whole range of works for water supply has been completed,” Vladimir Bazhenov, General Director of the State Unitary Enterprise “Water of Crimea”, reported. – Pumping units were checked, the water pipe itself was tested and flushed. We are ready to open the water locks. In the first day about 10 thousand cubic meters of water per day will be supplied from the Ivanovo water intake. We will make sure that all the mechanisms and the quality of the supplied water are working, and after that we will reach the planned parameters.
“We are confident that now we will have increased water reserves in all three reservoirs of Simferopol,” said the head of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Sergei Aksyonov. “There is no environmental threat from the supply of water from these sources, which is confirmed by science. I am sure that now the situation will stabilize more and more every day.
Recall, on June 12, a water line from the Vilinsky underground water intake with a length of 70.7 kilometers and a diameter of 1200 millimeters was put into operation. And now every day about 22 thousand cubic meters of artesian water are transferred to clean water tanks on Marshal Zhukov Street in Simferopol through the pumping stations “Zhavoronki” and “Merry”. It is mined from a depth of 74 meters and complies with SanPiNam mineralization, chemical and bacteriological indicators. Accordingly, it is precisely such a volume of water that is saved daily in the shallow Partizan reservoir.
After the Vilinsky and Ivanovsky water intakes are fully connected, Simferopol will begin to receive an additional 55 thousand cubic meters of water per day by the end of July – this is about a third of the daily volume of water consumed from three reservoirs in the capital of the Republic of Kazakhstan (153 thousand cubic meters). The project was implemented in such a way that the transfer of water from underground sources can be suspended at any time if the reservoirs of Simferopol are filled with natural sewage.
As previously announced by the Minister of Construction and Architecture of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Mikhail Khramov, a construction project of a water conduit of about 45 kilometers is also under consideration, according to which up to 80 thousand cubic meters of water will be transferred from the Belogorsk reservoir to the same day.
It is far from our current confinement to that of the sailor at sea. Above all because the navigations that I have practiced are choices, well thought out and even often obtained by hard struggle. Furthermore, this state of isolation can be broken, if it is really necessary, by returning to the port.
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However, I see two similarities: the hampered will and the vertigo of time. In this world where we have gotten used to “everything, right away” to the point that it seems the norm, the hindrance seems unbearable. Coming and going as we please, practicing an activity, consuming when and how we want, is so familiar to us that we have forgotten that these are very recent prerogatives of our century and, of only a part of human beings. Beyond the intolerable which involves our physical and mental health and that of our loved ones, these new constraints are perhaps an opportunity to practice serendipity: the art of doing by chance, or despite unfavorable conditions , fruitful discoveries. This narrowing of the “outside” favors the reappropriation of the “inside”. The unrestrained and often superficial consumption can be followed by the deepening of these common goods which are human relations, culture, solidarity.
The little invites the best, and since there is no longer any external freedom, let us cultivate that of the interior. The constraints of everyday life are heavy, sometimes very heavy, but allow us to try what may have long dreamed us: writing, drawing, music, language, literature and all these areas of the most varied knowledge that seemed reserved for others or see you later. Getting the most out of who we are often allows us to discover unexpected resources. How many times, alone at sea, a task appeared to me insurmountable. And yet, since it was necessary, I found solutions. It is in us that are the keys to face this period.
“Human relationships take on meaning and weight”
This little and this best also applies to relationships with others. I have never tasted and learned more about my relationship with others than alone on the ocean. By passing them through this test of scarcity, human relationships take on their meaning and their weight. They appear to us for what they are: the essential motor of human beings.
This entrenchment that we are experiencing must not be synonymous with closure, but on the contrary with the re-creation of this social bond that will allow us to overcome the obstacle. These “others” are there, on the landing, across the street, at the end of the phone or a social network, the ones we may have overlooked, too absorbed in our routines. With them, we can share our frustrations, our hopes, our laughter and our rants. The bonds woven in adversity are those that are not forgotten. As for our very close relatives, those with whom we share rooms as small as a ship’s interior can be, it is up to us to rediscover them, too, to take care of them. From this attention may arise questions, discoveries, changes but which should be able to make us grow together.
The second great novelty of this confinement is the relation to time. For some it is an empty calendar, a loss of the hour and day mark, a slowing down of the watch. For others, it is a vertigo of organization between children, teleworking, spouse, household duties increased tenfold or complicated. In any case, this time becomes less rhythmic from the outside and it is up to us to put back a chosen order in our occupations, to take control of the priorities. Because time is the only thing that is counted to us all in the same way, second after second. This precious commodity is the only gift we can give to those we love. Now is the opportunity. This time is not lost, but regained. It is also a freedom to indulge in a fantasy, a passion, an experience, a reflection that was ripening somewhere deep inside us. Here is the time trapped between four walls, it is the opportunity to seize it, to taste it as much as possible, to savor it, to fill it with novelties or simply to let it flow in listening to a bird song.
The underlying reasons for this crisis
This strange freeze frame is also a great opportunity to question the meaning of what has led us so far and the underlying reasons for this crisis. For decades, the alerts have been more precise and more imperative on the nonsense of our economic organizations which undermine the fundamentals of our lives on this planet. This halt must at least serve to rethink and prepare for a more stable future from an environmental point of view and more equitable from a human point of view.
One day, this confinement will end. If we are just resuming the course of our lives as if nothing had happened, then this test will have been a useless and painful parenthesis. Alongside the pandemics favored by deforestation, will come climatic disturbances, wars for water, imbalances in biodiversity. And the upheavals will return. This collapse teaches us that the organizations we have built are neither omnipotent nor eternal. The fragility we are experiencing today is a return, albeit brutal, to reality. Life on earth is an exception in the universe and man is only a passerby.
François Gabart, French navigator, winner of the 7th edition of the Vendée Globe, the solo round the world trip, nonstop and without assistance. / Michel Slomka / hanslucas.com
But perhaps there will remain a little of this new taste, of this astonishment to see that the world can turn differently, of these new ideas and these solidarities, of this refusal to return to the routine, of these rediscovered priorities? The waiting time is also that of the prospective. Let’s use it.
What I (re) discover: the taste for ordinary things
I consider it a chance to be confined alone. I who live perpetually on trips and meetings, to the point of spending only a few rare days a month at home. Now I am re-appropriating what I like in solitude: the chosen management of my schedule and, with it, the impression that I no longer run after it. I no longer have the stress of finishing a task always faster, to make room for this other scheduled, this feeling of always having my eye on elsewhere, at the risk of rushing. I give myself the fantasy of my own priorities. Of course I have professional activities, but they no longer have tyrannical power over a few musical notes, a nice little dish or a phone call to those I love. I belong to myself, I take control of myself, I listen to myself.
Motionless and confined, I find the pleasure of these little things that change around me: the light that evolves during the day, the shadows that get longer, the buds of this spring that different each morning, the air fresher or more soft at the window, the birdsong which replaced the noise of the engines. These little things send me back to the world as it is, which send me back to what I am, a little human on a small planet somewhere in the cosmos. I love this feeling, which I also find at sea, of being part of a whole, of savoring the details, each of which, if you think about it, is a wonder.
It is this rhythm and this presence in reality that I will seek, among others, at sea. This is perhaps my discovery of the moment: life on land can also be savored, in its etymological sense of “giving taste ”. Now I find the taste for ordinary things.
Ecology, its great cause
♦ An agronomist by training, Isabelle Autissier is passionate about the sea and sailing, and in 1991, at 34 years old, became the first woman to go solo around the world. Sailing will remain one of the great passions of his life.
♦ She is the author of novels, tales and essays, notably inspired by her experience as an adventurer, among which Only the sea will remember (Grasset, 2009), The Lover of Patagonia (Grasset, 2012) or Hello to the Great South (Stock, 2006), co-written with novelist Erik Orsenna.
♦ President of the WWF-France foundation, she tirelessly defends the environmental cause there, with a concern for education, in particular through radio broadcasts.
President Donald Trump assured on Sunday that the United States would not pay for the safety of the Dukes of Sussex, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, if they moved to the United States.
“I am a great admirer of the Queen and the United Kingdom. It was reported that Harry and Meghan, who left the (United Kingdom), would reside permanently in Canada. Now that they have left Canada to come to the US, however, the US will not pay their security protection. They must pay! “Trump said on his Twitter account.
The Dukes’ Office responded shortly thereafter: “The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have no plans to request security resources from the US government. Security preparations have been made with private funds. “
This week, several US and UK media revealed that the couple had changed their residence to settle in Los Angeles, the capital of the entertainment industry.
According to an exclusive published by People magazine and The Sun newspaper, they moved to southern California earlier than expected due to the coronavirus crisis, in order to prevent the closure of borders from affecting their working life in the US, since up to now they lived in Canada.
The news of the change of residence coincides with the announcement that the Disney factory made this week about its first collaboration with Markle, who will lend his voice to narrate a documentary about nature called “Elephant”.
This is the first audiovisual-related job for the American actress after she decided to leave Hollywood to marry Prince Harry in 2018.
The issue of their safety has already raised blisters in Canada, when they moved to this country and announced in January their effective “resignation” from the British Royal House.
British media claimed that Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau had relayed to Queen Elizabeth that Canada would bear at least part of the cost of the Dukes of Sussex’s residence, but it was unclear whether he would ultimately bear those of security.
The cost of security for the Dukes of Sussex in Canada was estimated to be as high as C $ 1.7 million a year, about $ 1.3 million.
The Faculty of Medicine of the National University of Rosario offered its facilities and all the human resources that are necessary to collaborate in the follow-up of patients suspected of having contracted the coronavirus. From that house of high studies they believe that the peak of the disease could occur between April and May.
The vice dean of the institution and infectious medicine doctor, Damián Lerman, maintained: “We have a human talent installed and a reserve of important volunteers that we make available to the provincial and municipal governments.”
Speaking to the program “The first in the morning” from The EightLerman said: “We have a call center to follow all patients who are discharged from hospitals or who are not hospitalized to prevent this from rebounding and not returning to the guards. This way we will avoid a problem that worries us and that is the saturation of the guards ”.
“We also offer simulation hospitals to be able to extract medical personnel. One of the big problems we have is that we have respirators, but we need people who are trained to use them. We are going in that direction, ”he added.
Regarding the perspectives for the advancement of the disease, the vice dean of Medicine was categorical: “We are waiting in hospitals, preparing ourselves for what we know may come. Cases are progressively increasing as expected. We prepare ourselves day by day, from the logistical and human point of view, to contribute what we can most “.
“We are careful with the times. The peak of the disease will arrive between April or May. But more than looking at when it will be, we are working on reinforcing all the facilities. When the peak of the disease comes, we want to have a health system that is as prepared as possible, ”he added.
Lerman pointed out that the Faculty must “have the seriousness of observing what is happening and preparing for what may come, without generating so much numerical estimation because that is also disturbing. Right now we need the population to be very calm, to comply with the measures that are being asked of them, and for our colleagues to be calm as well. We try not to give as many numbers but to prepare and see that the streets are empty and the people inside their homes. ”
“We want to convey calm. We are preparing. The Faculty is working. The province, the Municipality and the Nation also. But you have to have peace of mind. We have to inform ourselves through official channels, otherwise panic is generated in the population, “he added.
The Cepeda family, like many across Connecticut, is settling into a new normal.
“Only about a day has passed,” said Christian Cepeda via FaceTime. “As for the future, we’ll just have to wait and see.”
Cepeda and her mother Josefina both work at Foxwoods Resort Casino. Cepeda’s sister works in Mohegan Sun. All three family members are temporarily out of work due to the historic closure of the COVID-19 casino.
“We should all be concerned because we don’t know exactly how long it will last,” said Cepeda. “At some point you don’t know when things will pile up too high.”
Cepeda has spent the past five years working on world-class Monza Karting in the resort. Cepeda’s sister is a Mohegan Sun reseller and her mother, Josefina, has worked on Foxwoods’ maintenance team for 19 years.
“As you can imagine, his routine is completely out of his mind,” said Cepeda.
Casinos are closed for two weeks. According to a spokesman for the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Council, all members of the Foxwoods team were fired for the two weeks. I am able to use the benefit time, with all the benefits remaining in place.
Mohegan Sun president and chief executive officer Jeff Hamilton said he had made no layoffs due to the temporary shutdown.
“This is a difficult and arduous moment in which we find ourselves, even if the top priority of our leadership is to bring all the interested team members back to a reopening, at which point we have the utmost confidence that we will return stronger than ever in providing an unparalleled experience for our guests, “wrote Hamilton in a note.
Cepeda said his family is grateful that the casinos have closed to keep everyone safe. Their jobless time so far has been filled with extra family time, enjoy each other’s company.
Cepeda and her sister applied for unemployment and also helped the mother to apply for unemployment. He fears for his colleagues who don’t have access to a computer or understand how to apply for unemployment.
“My mom is lucky because my sister and I are here,” said Cepeda. “But there are many other families, many other immigrant workers and then they come to find that they lose their jobs for an uncertain number of weeks. Some don’t even know how to sign up for unemployment. You have to do it through online.”
The Connecticut Department of Labor has received over 52,000 unemployment claims since Friday March 13, which is approximately 20 times the normal amount of claims. The DOL usually received 2,500 requests per week.
According to the DOL, they are continuing to move resources to devote more staff to processing new complaints. The governor also authorized the use of overtime for this purpose.
With more unemployed people across the state, soup kitchens are preparing to serve even more meals.
The St. Vincent de Paul Place team in Norwich made changes to make meals safer. They only serve meals in travel containers and some of their older volunteers stay at home, but don’t slow down. They are preparing for even more people in the area to need help due to an increase in the laid-off workers.
“Many of these people could come to the food pantry once a month, they just needed a little bit to get over the hump,” said Jill Corbin, executive director of St. Vincent de Paul Place Norwich. “Now that I’m without those jobs, we’ll see many more.”
St. Vincent de Paul Place is asking for more volunteers to work in the kitchen and volunteers to help prepare sandwiches. The meal center serves breakfast and lunch daily. At each meal people can also take a sandwich to go.
They are also asking for supplies including travel containers and sandwich bags. Pasta, pasta sauce and jelly are just some of the items that will help keep the pantry.
The ministry canteen normally works Monday through Saturday, however, a crowded-style meal will be served on Sunday in the parking lot of downtown Cliff Street. The meal is usually served at Lee Method United Church. Due to COVID-19 concerns, the meal could not be hosted in the church. Community and faith leaders came forward to host the community meal on St. Vincent de Paul Place instead this Sunday at 1:00 pm.
Cepeda said his family is doing well and are grateful that they don’t have to take advantage of the canteen’s services at the moment. Her family is worried about their colleagues.
“He wants everyone to know that this is serious,” said Cepeda, translating for his mother. “He hopes that he returns to normal because there are many families who depend on their complete control and now their life is completely turned upside down.”
A San Diego nurse who is being tested for coronavirus says the health system is not doing enough to protect workers and patients, and fears that she has unwittingly exposed others to the virus while they were at work.
he spoke exclusively to NBC 7 on FaceTime on Wednesday.
“Hi, so I’ve just been tested for coronavirus,” explained nurse Megan Ucich in a cell phone video recorded at home earlier this week.
Ucich treats patients in three separate health centers.
“So last Tuesday,” continues Ucich, “I started having this strange chest tightness, almost like chest pain.”
She thought it was right
muscle soreness, so he continued to work.
So on Monday he started to vomit, he had diarrhea and a high fever.
“This sucks,” Ucich described. “For people who think this is just like the flu – no.”
Now it is
quarantined in her bedroom – away from her husband – while she waits
I think this is revealing cracks in our healthcare system that are occurring
for a long time, “said Ucich in the Facetime interview on Wednesday.
The cracks to which it refers
be the lack of protective devices and the lack of tests for healthcare professionals.
In fact, her primary care physician sent to her home, telling her that she probably had just had the common flu.
the answer we should give to our healthcare professionals, “said Ucich.
He went to another
hospital where she was screened and tested immediately.
“If we don’t have the resources to keep ourselves safe, we can’t even protect you. And that’s what’s scary. That’s what needs to change,” he said.
Ucich hopes that officials will soon undertake routine tests for healthcare professionals.
“We are probably adding fuel to the same fire we are trying to put out every day,” said Ucich in one of his home videos.
We want to be clear: Ucich’s test results are still pending. However, it has already shown negative results for influenza A, influenza B and RSV, the most common strains of influenza and common respiratory infections.
A new Axios-Ipsos poll found that almost a third of American adults said their emotional well-being has worsened due to the coronavirus epidemic. Lisa Damour, psychologist and collaborator of CBS News, joined the “CBS Evening News” on Wednesday to share strategies to cope with anxiety during the pandemic.
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The governor of New
Jersey, Phil Murphy, announced Wednesday night that the state now has
his first possible case of coronavirus.
According to the announcement, the patient is a man in his 30s, a resident of Fort Lee, who is hospitalized at Hackensack Univeristy in Bergen County. He has been in the hospital since March 3.
is working hard to keep residents safe and contain
the spread of COVID-19 in New Jersey, “Governor Murphy said in
a statement. “We take this situation very seriously and we have been
preparing for this for weeks, ”he added.
“I urge residents to remain calm and use the resources of the New Jersey Department of Health and Centers for Disease Control to prepare and prevent the spread of infection,” the Governor continued. “Protecting public health is one of my top priorities and my administration is prepared to respond quickly to any additional positive cases of the coronavirus here in New Jersey.”
The presumed positive case of coronavirus came after a test analyzed by the New Jersey Department of Health and is being sent to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for confirmation.
However, although it has not yet been confirmed by the CDC, local and state authorities are treating it as if it were a confirmed case.
According to sources, the man, who apparently tested positive for the coronavirus in New Jersey, had some kind of contact with one of the people who have the disease in New York. However, it is not clear which of the infected patients it would have been.
According to the announcement, the State Department of Health is tracking people who may have had close contact with the man.
The patient apparently did not know that he could have coronavirus, and may have spread the disease to others without knowing it in New Jersey, sources report to our sister chain NBC 4.
The commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Health, Judith Persichilli, clarified that the risk in the state of contracting the virus is still low. “Any case of coronavirus in the state is worrying, however, most New Jersey residents have a very low risk of getting it.”
The Sonoma County Department of Health Services confirmed Monday
an alleged positive case of the new coronavirus in the county.
A positive presumptive case is defined as probable
positive for the virus and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will
conduct another test to confirm the diagnosis, the Department of Health Services
If confirmed, it will be the second case of the virus announced by the county since last Tuesday.
Local, state and federal health agencies are identifying people
the most recent patient had contact with before being hospitalized, county
The patient in the alleged positive case was at sea
cruise between San Francisco and Mexico and was in the county for 10 days.
The patient has symptoms of the virus and is in stable condition in a
isolation room in a hospital, said the department of health services.
Last Tuesday, Sonoma County health service officials
confirmed a case of coronavirus in a patient being treated at a hospital in
That patient was among the displaced in the United States from the contaminated Diamond Princess cruise ship in Japan, who were flown to the Travis Air Force Base in Fairfield, then taken to a hospital in Sonoma County. The Department of Health Services said the patient had not been infected in Sonoma County. Further details on that person were not disclosed.
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In response to the presence of the coronavirus, he declared the county
a local public health emergency and a local emergency. Both statements will
be examined for ratification by the Board of Supervisors at a meeting of this type
“This recent alleged positive case of COVID-19 is a
cause for concern and the county is declaring the activation of these emergencies
and deploy resources to adequately respond to an increase in cases ”
Health care worker Celeste Philip said.
“They will allow us to work in tandem with our cities
and healthcare professionals to ensure that we are ready to fight an outbreak of
COVID-19 in our communities, “said Philip.
The county is waiting for test kits for the virus that will
be used in his public health laboratory.
County residents should contact a health care provider if
have symptoms including fever and cough or who have had close contact
someone with symptoms who have returned from China, Italy, Iran in the past 14 days,
Japan or South Korea, said the Department of Health Services.
CHEYENNE – After 22 years of success on Wall Street, Laramie Caitlin Long’s native returned to the state last year, bringing big dreams about blockchain capabilities in Wyoming.
Monday long announced that it intends to open Avanti, a bank exclusively for digital assets such as cryptocurrency which may be the first of its kind in the nation. As the company’s founder and CEO, she plans to open it in Cheyenne.
When asked why he decided to open a digital assets bank, Long said, “Well, it doesn’t exist at the moment.”
The United States is losing ground in the sector now because digital assets are not part of the current regulatory structure, which means they end up falling into cracks. Since regulators in Washington, DC have not kept pace with changing technologies, Long said, Wyoming’s recent approval of state-level blockchain bills has positioned it to attract the industry.
“With banks not being able to serve this sector, this gives Wyoming a huge opening,” said Long.
Those who own digital currency or security tokens would be able to host the key to their resources with Avanti while retaining ownership, in the same way that a waiter takes care of cars. Traditional banks in the U.S. don’t have the capacity for such services, so Long hopes to fill the niche.
Next “will serve institutional investors who wish to invest in this new asset class – digital assets,” said Long.
With plans to file and open a store in early 2021, Long said the deal could eventually create between 30 and 40 jobs in Wyoming. While Avanti will employ some remote workers like many other technology companies, a number of field workers will be hired for jobs such as customer service and banking compliance.
Long also said that the ability to hire remote workers will allow Avanti to hire employees who live in rural areas of the state, provided they have an Internet connection.
“It will give us the opportunity to hire people from Wyoming, even if they don’t live in Cheyenne,” said Long.
Long, who is self-taught in the field of digital assets, suggested that all Wyomingites interested in working for the company should start studying now.
“If there are people who are looking to acquire new skills and to enter a new sector, my message is that there is a lot of time to learn the regulations and learn how digital resources work,” he said.
Forward is only the beginning of what blockchain will become in Wyoming, according to Long.
Wyoming has distinguished itself as the nation’s leader after forming a Blockchain Task Force in 2018. Since its inception two years ago, Wyoming lawmakers have passed 13 bills to attract the industry to the state.
And while a number of states like Rhode Island and Colorado are learning from lawmakers here, approving legislation that mirrors Wyoming, David Pope, a Cheyenne CPA and co-founder of the Wyoming Blockchain Coalition, said Wyoming still has the “first market” “Phenomenon.
When credit cards became increasingly popular, Sioux Falls, South Dakota was in the lead. And while other places followed suit, Sioux Falls’ first pursuits of the sector led to a number of new companies coming to town.
Long said that Sioux Falls still has around 16,000 jobs in the financial sector. He hopes the same thing happens in Wyoming with Blockchain.
Avanti would be considered a special purpose depository institution, which was licensed by Wyoming House Bill 74 last year. The other relevant legislative act legally defined what a digital good is, making Wyoming the first state in the nation to do so.
“When you define something and give it a specific exemption like we did in Wyoming … then people have a certainty in the legal treatment of that particular object,” said Pope.
By establishing the specifics of state law, the companies that come here to do business understand their responsibilities and the judges have reason to object in the event of a legal dispute.
“This also means that contracts have legal clarity and clarity, and this was a key element,” said Long. “Without that legal clarity, it is not possible for a bank to be authorized to do business in this sector.”
The Wyoming banking division has received a handful of applications for special purpose depositories, although none have yet been approved.
Ultimately, the hope is that these institutions will increase the number of corporations they call the Wyoming home and, more importantly, the revenue flowing into the state will increase.
While Wyoming is struggling with an expected budget deficit of $ 200 million due to a decline in the minerals sector and while state legislators focus on diversifying the economy, the financial sector shows promising potential.
“We didn’t just want there to be a lot of business revenue, business registrations within the state,” said Pope. “What we wanted was an ecosystem that brought capital and helped us stay at work in Wyoming.”