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The national golfer Joaquin Niemann failed to pass the qualifying cut of the PGA Championship, tournament that takes place on the field of TPC Harding Park, in San Francisco, Florida.

The national athlete made an opaque debut on Thursday by delivering a card with 75 strokes, five over par, with a record of three birdies, six bogeys and a double bogey.

On this day, the native of Talagante slightly raised his performance, insufficient to say present in the final stretch of the tournament. He finished with an impact under par (69 shots), after two birdies -flags 7 and 16- and a bogey -hole 4-.

In the general table of this first major of the year, ‘Joaking’ presents a score of four strokes over par (+4) and parked in the 117th place, tied with four other golfers.

In this way, Niemann has already accumulated three tournaments in a row in which he has not passed the cut. The leader of the PGA Championship is the Chinese Haotong, with eight shots under par (67 and 65 impacts in the first two days).

Note that the PGA Championship is the only major present on the 2019-2020 PGA Tour calendar, as the regular season will end next week when the Wyndham Championship is played. After that, the circuit playoffs will be played, an exclusive round in which Niemann will say present.


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Compatriots called for preserving the monument to the Russian ruler of Alaska

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Compatriots called for preserving the monument to the Russian ruler of Alaska

The Coordination Council of the organizations of Russian compatriots of the USA (KSORS) drew up an online petition against plans to demolish the monument to the ruler of Russian settlements … RIA Novosti, 06/28/2020

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NEW YORK CITY, June 28 – RIA News. The Coordination Council of Organizations of Russian Compatriots of the United States (KSORS) drafted an online petition against plans to demolish the monument to the ruler of Russian settlements in North America in the late 18th and early 19th centuries, Alexander Baranov.
As noted in the petition posted on the KSORS website, a group of residents of Sitka (Alaska) came up with a proposal to remove the statue of Alexander Baranov (1747-1819) from the city center.

“We believe that the demolition of the statue is the erasure of our Russian historical heritage,” the authors write.

The text recalls that Sitka was the capital of Russian America, and Alexander Baranov was the first Russian governor of Alaska. “The statue is an important reminder of the history of intercultural interaction and diplomacy,” the petition says.

Back and forth Alaska: how the Russian hinterland became an American stateEnglish schooners spun in coastal waters, hunted sea otters and whales, corsairs landed from them, made deals with the Indians. Emperor Alexander I was finally tired of all this, and on September 16, 1821, he issued a decree: Russia affirmed exclusive rights to Alaska and the Aleutian Islands.

The monument to Alexander Baranov is located in the center of Sitka. Until 1867, the city was called Novo-Arkhangelsk and was the capital of the territories of the Russian-American company. Baranov founded the city of Sitka, located on the island, which is now called Baranov Island, the authors indicate.

The statue of the sculptor Joan Bugby-Jackson was donated to the municipality in 1989 by one of the local American influential families – James – and was installed in the park opposite the city center, the text says.

“Under the leadership of Baranov, more than 200 settlements were built, some of which still exist. Novo-Arkhangelsk was founded as the capital of Russian America. With the assistance of Alexander Baranov, culture, religion, industrial and craft production developed in Alaska. Public libraries, schools were opened. and hospitals, as well as motels and nursing homes, “the authors write.

“During the reign of Baranov, more than 60 church buildings of the Russian Orthodox Church were built, including a seminary. Some of these churches have survived and continue to function. High-tech (for their time) shipyards and agricultural production, brick and iron foundries were opened. Modular wooden houses were made for transportation south to San Francisco, California, “the drafters said.

The petition has already been signed by 547 people.

Russian sailing ship Nadezhda escorts foreign sailing ships that took part in the regatta as part of the Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok

Around the world in a thousand days: how the Russians redrawed the world mapFirst, the anchors of a combat sailboat rang — he embarked on a Kronstadt raid, then an artillery salute rumbled over Kronstadt. So on the August morning of 1806, the first Russian round-the-world expedition ended. As the newspapers reported, “to the indescribable joy and pleasure of compatriots.”

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Pushkov praised Durov’s seven reasons not to move to Silicon Valley

MOSCOW, May 8 – RIA Novosti. Federation Council member Alexei Pushkov appreciated the words of the creator of VKontakte and Telegram Pavel Durov about Silicon Valley.
Earlier, Durov commented on the film by blogger Yuri Dudy about entrepreneurs and programmers who moved to San Francisco and its environs. In his opinion, Silicon Valley and the USA are not the best place to live and work, seven reasons were given by the entrepreneur for this.

Pushkov, in turn, said that there are other competitive states. He also called the United States “a tired, losing hegemon.”

“Pavel Durov cited a number of reasons why the USA is not the best place for emigration. He critically evaluated healthcare, secondary education and the level of programming. Other countries successfully compete with the USA in the field of information technology. Well, a tired hegemon is losing the drive,” Pushkov tweeted.

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Homelessness in California is getting out of control

San Francisco, Los Angeles It is one of those many sleepless nights again – not because of a long, celebrated party with friends or one of the many festivals for which San Francisco is so famous. It is the everyday noise of despair that does not let you sleep.

My apartment building in the heart of San Francisco is almost 100 years old, the windows are leaking. It doesn’t really matter whether they are closed or open. Every night on the street in front of the window the losers of the digital society scream their anger and frustration from rough throats of the soul. Often for hours. There are drunks, homeless people, drug addicts, uprooted people who never find rest, barefoot and who are wrapped in holey felt blankets.

Her screams are only drowned out occasionally by the sirens of the police vehicles racing across Union Street to O’Farrell Street. Because of the roaring, no patrol has been going on for a long time. Someone has probably been beaten up. Perhaps worse has happened, that’s where the police hunt.

In the morning my San Francisco shows itself from behind the kitchen window with the chipped white paint from the forgiving side. The sky is bright blue, opposite I see historical buildings with richly decorated facades. Next to it is a sparkling white apartment tower from the 1940s, on the top of which an American flag is waving in the summer wind.

I am privileged. My little apartment is on the top floor, and the view from the window shows a bit of heaven and the picturesque side of the west coast metropolis with morning coffee. To see the street below, I would have to lean out of the window. But I don’t do that.

Many homeless people are drawn to California

“California is a shame for the United States,” US President Donald Trump called cheering fans at a campaign event in Ohio. San Francisco and Los Angeles in particular, with their “tent cities and terrible conditions”, are a disaster. Half of all homeless people in the United States lived in California, the president claimed. Officials do not deny that many homeless people move to the south of the states. If you don’t have a roof over your head, of course you go to California, not Alaska.

Jennifer Friedenbach of the citizens’ initiative “Coalition on Homelessness” criticizes a president who only speaks and does nothing against homelessness. “The crisis was triggered in the 80s by another Republican who cut the funds for social housing by 80 percent,” says Friedenbach. It is reminiscent of President Ronald Reagan at the time.

In addition, many people on the street have to deal with psychological problems. And the psychiatric hospitals were closed at the time. The patients just wandered around the street. Many health insurance companies were unable to get treatment for mental illnesses at all before Trump’s predecessor Barack Obama’s health care reform. It just wasn’t paid.

Trump is now blaming the California ruling liberal democrats for the chaos and degrading conditions. They would only be wasting money, the president claims.

California has arrived at the center of the presidential election campaign 2020.

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California Governor Gavin Newsom is inviting “the whole world”, including illegal immigrants, to live at California’s expense. Was it the week before in Baltimore in democratic Maryland that Trump accused of inhumane conditions (“rat-infested, nobody wants to live there”) or Chicago, the Clinton’s hometown, is San Francisco – again.

Gates prevent homeless people from sleeping in the entrance area

Trump wants to bad-mouth America’s flagship state. At the 2016 election, 66 percent of voters in California voted for democratic competitor Hillary Clinton, compared to more than 90 percent in Silicon Valley.

On the one hand, California is home to the Silicon Valley, home to the film metropolis Hollywood and large parts of the armaments and electronics industry. On the other hand, there is the greatest child poverty in the USA. Homelessness is rising steadily due to rapidly rising rents and property prices.

The street catches up with me when I leave the house through the cast iron front grille that was installed at some point in front of the front door. It prevents homeless people from rolling out their sleeping bags in the entrance area at night, relieving themselves or entering the house through the video-monitored lobby.

Every house here has such grids installed. Here, that’s the limit to the tenderloin. This district was the cultural heart of San Francisco in the 20s and 30s. In a rectangle of seven by seven blocks between Market and Geary Street, and Mason and Van Ness Street, the city council estimates the number of homeless at just under 4,000.

My way to the Moscone event center also takes me past the imposing Glide Church at the intersection of Ellis and Taylor streets. The Glide Memorial United Methodist Church opened in 1931 and is now one of the most liberal churches in the United States and an anchor point for the lost from Tenderloin. When the food distribution is due, the snake is often several hundred meters long, extends around the whole block and sometimes even beyond.

Every evening the tent cities are set up on the sidewalks here and in the surrounding streets. Tattered night dwellings marked by daily assembly and dismantling crowd on house facades and offer their residents a last remnant of deceptive protection, which they sometimes know from a previous life.

At least something can close behind it – even if it’s just a broken zipper.

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The majority of the homeless have lost their homes because of the ever increasing rents.

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In the largest department store in the city center, near Target, the camping tents have been enclosed in large mesh boxes since 2017. If you want to buy one, you have to contact a seller. The theft rate was too high without this security measure, it is said. Toothpaste, hygiene products for women and shaving supplies are also excluded.

Completely disturbed tourist families make their way through the partially half or not clothed people who are lying apathetically on the sidewalks with or without a sleeping bag. Shocked children cling to the hands of mothers and fathers who are still pulling their suitcases behind them on the way to the hotel. It smells pungent of urine.

The hotels of these tourists are centrally located and bargain prices typically range from $ 200 to $ 500 a night. But it quickly becomes clear that there is a reason for the cheap tariff in the tenderloin.

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Tesla extended unpaid leave for some employees

On March 24, the company suspended production at its plants in San Francisco and New York. According to the plan, the resumption of work as usual was to begin on May 4. Tesla in early April announced that it would reduce the salary of all employees, and some of them would be sent on unpaid leave during the closure of its production facilities in the United States due to an outbreak of coronavirus. Subsequently, CNBC, citing internal correspondence of the company, reported that Tesla had sent half of its sales and delivery employees on unpaid leave.

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Plastic pandemic: plastics against corona viruses – the forbidden savior

Dhe safe masks are made of polypropylene, the goggles are made of polycarbonate. Panels made of plexiglass and foils made of polyethylene contain the disease. In the fight against the pandemic, the arsenal of weapons is made of plastic. Plastikschmiede is the name of a young German company that uses plastic granules to print heroic visions against viruses. The corona crisis has halved the oil price and manufacturers of single-use materials made from fossil raw materials are starting up their machines again.

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Pandemic 1918: Masks were used to fight

I.In September 1918, the situation in San Francisco was serious. Everyone could see that a plague was raging in the country – so most of the city’s residents kept wearing face masks. It paid off two months later: fewer people had contracted the infection and health officials advised cautiously to ease the quarantine that had also been imposed on the city. Hungry, the citizens of San Francisco flocked to public events – in restaurants, bowling alleys, clubs; the mayor of San Francisco had to pay a fine because the chief of police found him in the theater without a mask.

In December, a second wave of contagion rolled through the city. The head of the health department, a William C. Hassler, summoned the citizens of San Francisco to wear masks, please, please.

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how the city of San Francisco manages to contain the epidemic

STORY – The radical methods of the Californian metropolis in the face of the Covid-19 epidemic are shown as an example. Twenty people were “only” recorded there.

In San Francisco, wearing a mask is mandatory on the street.
In San Francisco, wearing a mask is mandatory on the street. JUSTIN SULLIVAN / AFP

The leaders of the Golden States Warriors, the NBA team, were the last to resist the mayor of San Francisco. It was March 11. Despite his injunctions, they had chosen to fill the Chase Center, their 18,000-seat pressure cooker, for the game against the Los Angeles Clippers. Not yet legally prohibited, gatherings of more than 1,000 people have been strongly discouraged by the local authorities for a few hours. At the end of the match, the leaders gave up. The Warriors announced that the next game, two days later against Brooklyn, would be played behind closed doors. It will never happen. Faced with the progression of the epidemic among players, the NBA suspended its championship soon after.

These battles to impose strict restrictions are history for the mayor of San Francisco, London Breed. His authoritarian and rapid management of the crisis, first criticized by these detractors, is today hailed throughout the country. The city

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Resistance to food delivery services is growing in the United States

San Francisco Tad’s Steakhouse doesn’t want to be prescribed anything. “15 percent discount on all food and beverages” is written large in the shop window of the traditional steak house on Ellis Street in San Francisco Downtown. Locals and tourists have come to Tad’s since 1955 to enjoy the famous “Broiled Steaks”. But the corona virus is also an existential threat for restaurants.

Today, a table across the front door blocks the way, only from outside you can order to take away. The issue takes place one door further, large arrows glued to the windows point the way.

The question on Tuesday is whether the discount also applies to the delivery service. The answer comes clearly from the depth of the sales room: “No. You only get a discount if you take it with you. ”In fact, there is no mention of bargains on the Tad’s menu on the website of the delivery service Grubhub.

Full price is calculated here. Because Grubhub charges the restaurant hefty fees. The operator has to recoup them via the food price. The resistance is growing. In a lawsuit before a federal court in Manhattan, three New York consumers now want contract terms of the four major providers Grubhub, Doordash, Over Attack Eats and Postmates.

According to the commercial broadcaster CNBC, they require restaurants to charge delivery customers and customers in the restaurant the same prices. This is done against the background of “exorbitant” claims of ten and 40 percent of the invoice price as a commission for the platforms that the companies would have to bear alone. In order to achieve this, the heavyweights abused their market power.

List of plaintiffs could get longer

The restaurants, especially now, during the corona crisis, had only the choice to raise prices for all customers in order to be able to use the services of the companies – or to forego important sales.

The procedure is designed as a so-called “class action”, which means that other plaintiffs can join at any time. Since the plaintiffs are claiming damages back to 2016, among other things, this can grow to a considerable risk for the companies. The delivery services have not responded to requests, CNBC said.

The 15 percent discount on Tad’s does not seem to be arbitrary. It corresponds exactly to the rate that has been the legal upper limit in San Francisco since Friday before Easter that start-ups can demand. San Francisco’s Mayor London Breed wants to prevent the delivery men from ruining small businesses so that they can keep themselves afloat.

Because the top fees hit the family-run individual restaurants hardest. You have practically no other choice. Large chains like McDonald’s or others have enough power to negotiate individual rates or threaten to build their own delivery services. All delivery companies are affected by the order.

Margins of many restaurants at risk

The mayor of the west coast metropolis is more than just upset. “While some delivery services cut fees for their customers, they continue to be charged for restaurants.

Payments between 10 and 30 percent (of the price of the product ordered) represent a significant part of restaurant sales – especially in times when deliveries make up a large part of sales. Such fees can wipe out a restaurant’s entire margins, ”the measure said.


The order has been enforced by the city since Monday and will apply “to the end of the local state of emergency” imposed on San Francisco.

The delivery services are already striking back. In an email sent to the food magazine “SF-Eater”, Grubhub, one of the largest delivery services in the United States, is said to have asked its customers to protest against this order the day before the announcement.

The costs for the customers would increase by “five to ten dollars per order”. This in turn hurts the restaurants that rely on delivery services. This damage will go beyond any possible advantage.

Still, Laurie Thomas of the Golden Gate Restaurant Association believes San Francisco’s path is right. Since the beginning of April, delivery services have been asked to voluntarily cut rates during the crisis, which was categorically rejected.

Only on Thursday before Easter, Doordash announced in a blog entry that they would temporarily reduce all fees for “partners” with five or fewer locations by 50 percent, at least until the end of May.

Not the first scandal for the industry

In mid-March, Grubhub had already refused to change the fee structure and only offered to defer payment of amounts due. And only for selected companies under certain conditions.

“These companies benefit immensely from a public health emergency while restaurants and their employees are suffering,” said Aaron Peskin, a member of the city council in San Francisco. “They try to take responsible measures in the middle of a general emergency, while at the same time denying their own employees the necessary protective items such as masks and gloves and not offering them any health insurance.”

It is not the first time that new economy companies have attracted attention in times of emergency. During massive hurricanes and snowstorms in New York in 2014, angry customers posted Uber bills over several hundred dollars for routes that would normally only cost a handful of dollars.

Uber comes under pressure

The so-called “surge pricing” was used, in which the prices rise the more the demand and supply of drivers diverge.

In the end, Uber agreed to strictly limit this practice during declared emergencies. The city of New York even wanted to consider withdrawing the license. It cannot be accepted that poor people cannot use the taxi to buy groceries during a natural disaster, only the rich.

The then Uber boss Travis Kalanick initially reacted condescendingly to angry online posts. “Go get popcorn,” he advised disgruntled customers on his Facebook-Side means something like “take it easy again”. “We don’t own the cars and the drivers are not our employees,” he tried to take responsibility before New York and other cities dealt with the problem.

Kalanick is no longer CEO, and Uber and competitor Lyft will exist in 2020 even without price explosions in the event of national emergencies. Now the question is what happens to food delivery services when they are suddenly no longer a luxury, but an important part of the business chain.

More: A Berlin founder looking for investors in Silicon Valley – a frustration report

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A founder looking for investors in Silicon Valley

San Francisco, New York At the end of February, the founder of a Berlin start-up, who wants to remain anonymous, sits at the bar of an Irish pub in San Francisco and tells about his exciting day. The pub is half full and a few guests are playing billiards. On a TV on the wall there is a contribution from the CNN television station: In Italy, two people died from a virus that experts call novel.

The entrepreneur spent all day in meetings with investors in Silicon Valley and in the city. A few days earlier he was in London, tonight it’s on to New York. The entrepreneur, boss of several hundred employees, is in the middle of the next round of financing. There are 150 investment companies in the Excel spreadsheet that he prepared for the preparation. In the weeks leading up to the trip, there were numerous telephone calls to get to know each other better and to clarify initial questions.

The personal conversations were good, but the entrepreneur is already somewhat skeptical at the end of February: “American investors are trying to put you in some drawer: ‘You do X, okay, then you are the Uber or the Airbnb for X’,” he says back then.

The entrepreneur is not a newcomer to the scene, he has collected money before. In total, a double-digit million amount to date, especially for German funds. “A US investor would be the next step for us,” he says in the pub.

In the weeks that followed, the world went crazy: The “novel corona virus” becomes a worldwide pandemic, which kills tens of thousands of people and abruptly stops public life in many countries.

The upswing for startups ends

The financial markets are becoming consumptive. Tourism, aviation and transportation are just some of the industries that are looking deep into the abyss these days – and investors around the world with them.

And the founder is waiting for an investment promise.

A long-term upswing is now ending for startups around the world, and there is a risk of a rapid crash. Since the financial crisis in 2008, fast-growing technology companies have actually been going uphill.

Europe, in particular, has caught up in venture capital in recent years: Between 2016 and 2019, the amount invested in European start-ups doubled to more than $ 36 billion recently.

Venture capitalists (VCs) reflected what was happening in the rest of the financial industry. The money was cheap, there was only a limited amount of worthwhile investments. As a result, the balance of power shifted from the cloaked investors towards the entrepreneurs: good business models got plenty of money, sometimes good stories were enough.

Missing humanity

But from boom to bankruptcy, it is often only a few months for fast-growing, loss-making start-ups if investors suddenly stay away. “The majority of start-ups are only financed for a few months, after which they need fresh money,” said Peter Lennartz, partner at EY, recently told Handelsblatt.

“Everyone always says: There is no bad time for good companies, we invest in teams and so on,” says the founder of the pub, but now he is sitting in front of his laptop in his home office instead of in Silicon Valley.

“But when it comes down to it, everything is different.” He doesn’t even mind that not everyone wants to invest. It was clear from the start. But some already lacked a “minimal humanity”.

Investors who wanted to report by Monday after the meeting no longer respond to multiple inquiries. Others send rejection emails with niceties (“Really impressed by your business model”) and apparent reasons (“Not in our investment sweet spot in terms of size”), in which, however, only the name of the addressee is visibly exchanged.

His company is one of those whose service continues to be in demand even during the corona pandemic, more than ever. A lot of new business comes in.

The target set for March before the crisis was easily achieved, and all kinds of new projects are conceivable. The move from hundreds of employees to the home office also worked well.

The problem was the investors. Many venture capitalists have been in survival mode since the beginning of March at the latest, when industry leader Sequoia Capital set the scene for a deep crisis in which everyone had to hold their money together. Despite the interest, one investor canceled the founder because no money would be invested until May – the industry that bears risk in its name runs away from the risk.

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