Ivory Coast / Resumption of addressing works on the streets of Bingerville

Bingerville (Abidjan), 28 Feb (AIP) – Started in 2016, then interrupted for “taking into account certain areas”, the addressing work on the streets of Bingerville (eastern suburb of Abidjan) has resumed for almost a week, learned the AIP, Tuesday, from municipal sources. According to the technical director of the town hall of Bingerville, Bakayoko Kassoum, the works were entrusted to the company Publistar, for a total cost of CFAF 25 million. They consist in naming the streets and installing directional signs with inscriptions such as the names of the entities, with a view to “being able to locate oneself in the municipality” easily. “Our objective here with these works is to improve the living environment of the populations”, added …

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Smokers in the United States have a harder time finding a job

The SDN list is the registry of those whom the United States considers infrequent. Zimbabwe, Libya and the DRC have the highest number of people sanctioned.

In Africa, at least 317 people in 26 countries are subject to economic sanctions from the United States, an analysis of the database of the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), an agency of the US Treasury, found.

Launched at the end of 1950, OFAC is the guarantor of the official register of American individual sanctions, better known under the name of “the SDN list” (specially designated nationals). Spanning over 1,420 pages, the comprehensive list spans 6 continents.

A vast repertoire of those whom the United States considers infrequent, the League of Nations list includes notorious warlords, heads of state (past and current), officials, businessmen and women, suspected drug traffickers. and people accused of acts of terrorism.

Some people are punished for major common law offenses. This is the case of six Nigerians who, to date, are the only Africans sanctioned under the rubric of cyber crime. Wanted by the FBI, the US federal police, they are accused of having stolen $ 6 million from companies and American citizens without ever leaving Nigeria.

In mid-August, two Ugandan judges were put on the sanctions list because, according to the US authorities, they were having Ugandan children adopted by Americans without the consent of their parents, who they made believe the children had. received a special scholarship for education abroad.

In addition to individuals, the US sanctions also target at least 200 businesses and charities on the African continent, as well as boats and planes, the exact number of which is difficult to determine.

Zimbabwe, Libya, DRC in the lead

On the continent, Zimbabwe is the country with the largest number of people sanctioned, 83 individuals. Among them are President Emerson Mnangagwa, as well as his predecessor Robert Mugabe, who died in 2018. The latter’s wife, Grace Mugabe, is also on the list.

Next comes Libya, with 46 individuals under sanctions, including the former Guide Muammar Gaddafi – killed in 2011 – and several members of his family.

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) comes in third place, with 44 people subject to sanctions. Among them, we recognize names that have hit the headlines in recent years. They are, among others, Generals Laurent Nkunda, John Numbi and Célestin Kanyama; the former president of the electoral commission Corneille Nangaa; Kalev Mutondo, former head of intelligence; Senator Evariste Boshab, former president of the National Assembly and former chief of staff to former President Joseph Kabila.

Former chairman of the DRC’s Independent National Electoral Commission (CENI), Corneille Nangaa, was added to the SDN list in May 2019 for “undermining democratic processes or institutions in the DRC.”

Somalia, South Sudan, the Central African Republic, Nigeria, Burundi and Mali complete the list of countries where there are at least 10 people sanctioned.

“An individual can be sanctioned under several headings”, explains in an interview Gary Kalman, director of the branch of the NGO Transparency International in the United States. “It all depends on the circumstances of each case and the profile of the people involved”, he specifies.

Indeed, former Gambian President Yaya Jammeh is not listed under The Gambia, but rather under Equatorial Guinea, the country where he has lived since his exile in 2017. Similarly, the Ugandan Joseph Kony does not appear in Uganda. , but under the CAR and Sudan. Ditto for the former president of the CAR, Michel Djotodia, who appears under Benin, the country where he spent 6 years in exile until his return to Bangui in January.

Sanctions extraterritoriales

The SDN list is especially an indispensable tool for US banks, import-export companies, lobbyists, binationals and businessmen who regularly deal with partners based outside the United States.

Concretely, an individual under sanctions cannot open a bank account or buy property in the United States. The accounts or properties that this individual held before being sanctioned are systematically frozen. These penalties are often accompanied by a visa ban.

Former Gambian President Yahya Jammeh was subjected to US sanctions in December 2017 for “serious human rights violations and corruption”.

Just because you have no assets in the United States does not mean that you are beyond the reach of the American authorities, points out Professor Peter Harrell, sanctions expert at the Center for New American Security, a think tank based in Washington.

He explains that the US government can require foreign-based entities to apply US sanctions or they will face penalties themselves. This mechanism is known as “secondary sanctions”.

“Secondary sanctions were introduced in the 1990s, but it was only recently – around 2009-2010 – that they became an important aspect of US foreign policy.”, explains Professor Harrell.

The principle is simple, he says: you have to choose either to deal with the infrequent or to deal with the United States, but not both.

In Namibia, secondary sanctions led to the cancellation, in 2017, of several construction contracts awarded to Mansudae Overseas Projects, a company linked to the armaments in North Korea. In 2015 the fear of sanctions led the only supplier of American currency in Angola to interrupt this service, causing a real headache for BNA, the Angolan central bank.

Changing behaviors

But as robust as it is, the US sanctions regime suffers from many shortcomings.

“There is a system of sanctions, of course, but there are also a series of maneuvers that allow them to be circumvented”, deplores Gary Kalman.

This is why, he adds, a handful of influential US lawmakers recently introduced a bill aimed at filling these loopholes.

Known as Anti-Money Laundering Act of 2020, this bill has been attached to the Amending Defense Budget Act, which means that it should be promulgated in the coming weeks.

“The ultimate goal of sanctions is not to punish, but to cause positive behavior change”, said a source at OFAC who requested anonymity.

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Transgenic mosquitoes to defeat the Zika virus by copulating in Brazil

Asia seems to be on the right track towards a way out of the crisis, Europe is accelerating its deconfinement, South America is bogged down and everywhere the social and economic cost of the coronavirus pandemic, which adds to the terrible human cost, appears more every day.

While the 350,000 dead mark in the world (more than three-quarters in Europe and the United States) was crossed on Wednesday, the European Union is preparing to unveil an important recovery plan today, a gamble to minus one trillion euros to try to spread the economies of the 27 member countries.

Even in countries where health systems have resisted, economic and social indicators are red.

“I cover my face because I’m so ashamed, I never asked for food,” said 42-year-old Jacqueline Alvarez, a bag of groceries in hand in the working-class district of Aluche.

She stands in line, like nearly 700 others, at the counter of a neighborhood association transformed into a food bank. In Spain, poverty explodes faster than during the 2008 financial crisis, but the whole world is affected.

– “To beg”

According to the NGO Oxfam, the health crisis could plunge 500 million people into poverty.

In Brazil, experts expect a fall of 6 to 10% of GDP this year, with unemployment rates leaping from 12.2% currently to more than 18%.

In France, with a collapse of around 20% of GDP in the second quarter, experts expect a decline of more than 8% over the year. It is “the most significant recession since the creation of the national accounts in 1948”, assures the National Institute of Statistics.

After Argentina and Lebanon, which declared themselves in default of payment, the G20 experts fear that the pandemic will cause before the end of the year a contagion of default among emerging countries, unable to honor the reimbursements of their debts.

In South Africa, considered by the World Bank to be the most unequal country in the world, the pandemic has increased poverty and plunged many of the estimated 4 million foreigners, most of them illegal, into destitution.

“Here, a lot of people are suffering from confinement. Most of them are migrants or refugees and they cannot work,” said Alfred Djanga, spokesperson for refugee families in the Mayfair district of Johannesburg.

“Before, they were employed in shops where they sold around the corner. But they are no longer allowed to do so,” said the 50-year-old lawyer. “Without papers, they have no choice but to beg.”

The coronavirus is wreaking havoc on economies, social and health systems around the world, but it also takes a heavy toll on the minds of caregivers, subjected since the beginning of the year to exceptional work overload and stress.

“We have all the ingredients for a major risk of post-traumatic stress,” said Xavier Noël, expert in mental health issues at the Free University of Brussels.

Those who work in intensive care “faced a totally unusual death rate and way of dying, in a more dehumanized context, without the presence of families to relieve them on decision-making,” he said. ‘AFP.

A study carried out in early May among 3,300 caregivers in Dutch-speaking Belgium shows that 15% are thinking of “leaving the profession” against 6% in normal times.

In Spain, a study by the University of Madrid shows that 51% of the 1,200 caregivers interviewed have “depressive symptoms”. 53% presented signs “compatible with post-traumatic stress”.

In South America, there is still time to mobilize, in the face of the ravages caused by the virus on fragile societies and health systems.

The spread of the coronavirus “accelerates” in Brazil, Peru and Chile, warned Tuesday a regional agency of the World Health Organization, calling on these countries not to relax measures to slow the contamination.

“In South America, we are particularly concerned since the number of new cases registered last week in Brazil is the highest in a seven-day period since the start of the pandemic,” said Carissa Etienne, director of the ” Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), based in Washington.

Peru, for its part, recorded a record number of 5,772 new contaminations with the coronavirus in 24 hours, for a total of nearly 130,000, announced Tuesday the Ministry of Health.

– New epicenter –

The daily number of new infections in Latin America has exceeded that of Europe and the United States, making the Latin American continent “undoubtedly” the new epicenter of the pandemic, according to PAHO.

On the other hand, for the third day in a row, the United States deplored less than 700 daily deaths from the Covid-19, according to a count by Johns Hopkins University, which refers, at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday (12:30 GMT Wednesday).

In a Europe where figures and indicators are improving every day, pressure is mounting for a coordinated reopening of borders.

Italy is pushing for a concerted resumption of travel in Europe on June 15, which could become the “D-Day” of tourism, said Monday evening its Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio.

His statements are in line with a Franco-German call for the borders to be reopened as quickly as possible, launched on Tuesday by the President of the French National Assembly and his German counterpart.

In France, a decree also announced Wednesday that hydroxychloroquine, a drug with controversial use, can no longer be prescribed against Covid-19 in hospitals, excluding clinical trials.

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Nashville: a shock death in the middle of season 5 [SPOILERS] – News Series on TV

Episode 9 of season 5 of Nashville, broadcast last night in the United States, ended with a huge shock, which saw one of the show’s flagship characters die. A dreaded twist, which marks the departure of one of the stars and will change the series forever!

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Attention, the following paragraphs contain major spoilers on episode 9 of season 5 of Nashville, broadcast last night in the United States on CMT !!

Following the takeover of Nashville by the channel CMT, after the cancellation of the series by ABC last May at the end of season 4, the rumors concerning an imminent departure of Connie Britton, the interpreter of Rayna James, and the one of the two stars of the series with Hayden Panettiere, were going well. Since the launch of season 5 in early January, all fans feared that something tragic would happen to the character of Britton, despite the denials of the actress, who had assured several times that she would stay in the show “for its entire duration “. Except that here it was, all this was just a ruse aimed at preserving the biggest twist of the series to date …

Because yes, episode 9 of season 5, entitled “If Tomorrow Never Comes” (“If tomorrow never comes” in French) and broadcast last night on CMT, ended with the death of Rayna! Victim of a car accident at the end of the previous episode, the heroine of the series ended up dying of complications related to her injuries, after an episode spent in the hospital, and visions of her deceased mother ( played by Carla Gugino as a guest) who gradually began to worry Deacon (Charles Esten), her husband. Surrounded by her husband, her daughters, and her former rival, Juliette Barnes, Rayna James, the country star, therefore breathed her last. And production and the CMT channel were quick to confirm that this tragic death marked the departure of Connie Britton, after a little over four years of good and loyal service.

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As the former Friday Night Lights and American Horror Story star explained to Hollywood Reporter, it was his decision to move on, after 95 episodes in Rayna’s skin. “It was my decision. It was something that, for several reasons, had been germinating in me for some time. What was important to me was that it seemed like the right time to me. [pour partir]”. As for leaving during the season, as rumors already assumed at the time, rather than at the end of the season, Connie Britton explains that it was a choice of the new showrunner Marshall Herskovitz. “When I expressed my desire to Marshall, the producers were already looking at Season 5 as two half-seasons. For Marshall, in terms of plot, so it seemed like the right time and the right way to go. This allows them to design the second part of the season, which will be a separate entity, like a post-Rayna era “.

The star also confides that this desire for something else has nothing to do with the passage of the series from ABC to CMT, and that we will see it again in two episodes this season (probably the next two, focusing in particular on Rayna’s funeral). As for the rest of the series, without Connie Britton? Marshall Herskovitz told Deadline that new characters will be introduced in the second half of Season 5 and that Nashville will remain a choral series. In short, do not expect Hayden Panettiere to become the only “star” of the series from now on. And the showrunner even admits already thinking about a possible season 6. In summary, Rayna James is no more and a page is indeed turning for the series. But don’t panic, Nashville hasn’t finished singing yet …

The teaser for the next episode, which will air on March 2 on CMT:

Nashville: a shock death in the middle of season 5 [SPOILERS] – News Series on TV

Episode 9 of season 5 of Nashville, broadcast last night in the United States, ended with a huge shock, which saw one of the show’s flagship characters die. A dreaded twist, which marks the departure of one of the stars and will change the series forever!

CMT

Attention, the following paragraphs contain major spoilers on episode 9 of season 5 of Nashville, broadcast last night in the United States on CMT !!

Following the takeover of Nashville by the CMT channel, after the cancellation of the series by ABC last May at the end of season 4, the rumors concerning an imminent departure of Connie Britton, the interpreter of Rayna James, and the one of the two stars of the series with Hayden Panettiere, were going well. Since the launch of season 5 in early January, all fans feared that something tragic would happen to the character of Britton, despite the denials of the actress, who had assured several times that she would stay in the show “for its entire duration “. Except that, all this was just a ruse to preserve the biggest twist of the series to date …

Because yes, episode 9 of season 5, entitled “If Tomorrow Never Comes” (“If tomorrow never comes” in French) and broadcast last night on CMT, ended with the death of Rayna! Victim of a car accident at the end of the previous episode, the heroine of the series ended up dying of complications related to her injuries, after an episode spent in the hospital, and visions of her deceased mother ( played by Carla Gugino as a guest) who gradually began to worry Deacon (Charles Esten), her husband. Surrounded by her husband, her daughters, and her former rival, Juliette Barnes, Rayna James, the country star, therefore breathed her last. And production and the CMT channel were quick to confirm that this tragic death marked the departure of Connie Britton, after a little over four years of good and loyal service.

CMT

As the former Friday Night Lights and American Horror Story star explained to Hollywood Reporter, it was his decision to move on, after 95 episodes in Rayna’s skin. “It was my decision. It was something that, for several reasons, had been germinating in me for some time. What was important to me was that it seemed like the right time to me. [pour partir]”. As for leaving during the season, as rumors already assumed at the time, rather than at the end of the season, Connie Britton explains that it was a choice of the new showrunner Marshall Herskovitz. “When I expressed my desire to Marshall, the producers were already looking at Season 5 as two half-seasons. For Marshall, in terms of plot, so it seemed like the right time and the right way to go. This allows them to design the second part of the season, which will be a separate entity, like a post-Rayna era “.

The star also confides that this desire for something else has nothing to do with the passage of the series from ABC to CMT, and that we will see it again in two episodes this season (probably the next two, focusing in particular on Rayna’s funeral). As for the rest of the series, without Connie Britton? Marshall Herskovitz told Deadline that new characters will be introduced in the second half of Season 5 and that Nashville will remain a choral series. In short, do not expect Hayden Panettiere to become the only “star” of the series from now on. And the showrunner even admits already thinking about a possible season 6. In summary, Rayna James is no more and a page is indeed turning for the series. But for all that, don’t panic, Nashville has not yet finished singing …

The teaser for the next episode, which will air on March 2 on CMT:

Celebrity Patents: What Michael Jackson, Charlie Sheen, and Albert Einstein Invented

When the US television broadcaster ABC announced a new TV format as “the ultimate reality show” with a “nerve-wracking elimination round” in the spring of 2004, there was great outrage. In the program “Be My Baby”, a 16-year-old pregnant woman was asked to choose the adoptive parents for her baby from among five couples. The commercial was reminiscent of the dome show “The Bachelor”. Spectators expressed their horror at the idea that instead of an attractive bachelor for women willing to mate, a baby should become the bonus for competitive parents.

The internationally known spoon bender Uri Geller was also outraged. The entertainer with allegedly telepathic powers claimed that the idea for the show had been stolen – from him.

In fact, Geller had already filed an invention with the US Patent Office in January 2001: an adoption process “in the form of a television game show or online media event in which couples compete with each other to gain legal custody of the child.”

“Fuel for the fire of genius”

Geller was by no means the only artist who was active as an inventor before, during or after his career. But probably the one with the most original motif.

After the planned broadcast became known, Geller threatened legal action if ABC continued the format. He relied on his copyright: The artist had already used his idea in 2001 – albeit as a fictional story in his novel “Nobody’s Child”, published online. With the worldwide patent, he wanted to prevent such a show from ever being staged anywhere, said Geller in the days of media excitement.

The professional mind reader is an exception to the idea of ​​inventing something for the sole purpose of NOT realizing it.

Prominent contemporaries who are officially listed as inventors, on the other hand, are not that rare. Whether Charlie Sheen or Jamie Lee Curtis, Marlon Brando or Neil Young: Usually, they were driven by the same motives that probably apply to lesser-known hobbyists and tinkerers – they wanted to make life easier for themselves and others, to make the world a little bit better .

And of course earn money. Because the property right states that only the patent owner himself is entitled to use the invention. Unless someone else purchases a license for it.

The list of inventors who are not known as inventors is long. Some of them can be found in the picture galleries here and here. Albert Einstein, Steve McQueen, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry and many others are among them, as are politicians of historical standing.

For US President Abraham Lincoln, for example, patent law was one of the three most important developments in world history – right after the discovery of America and the invention of printing. It guarantees the inventor the exclusive use of his idea for a limited time and thus “adds fuel to the fire of genius for interest in the discovery and production of new and useful things,” wrote Lincoln in 1859.

It is not always about the money in the first place

This fire was also blazing in Lincoln itself: in 1849 he patented a design that was to use buoys to reduce the draft of heavily loaded ships and thus help them get over shoals. However, the invention was never realized. For the mechanics-enthusiastic tinkerer, however, the furnace was far from over: As a speaker, Lincoln gave a lecture on the discoveries and inventions of others – and earned his living as a patent attorney.

The benefit for society that Lincoln invoked could, of course, also lie in the fact that someone used their ideas primarily for themselves – for example to set themselves apart from other creative people or simply to secure a living.

The pop icon Prince, who died in 2016, is considered a pioneer for the copyright of artists – even in the internet age. For many years he struggled for control of his work, writing “Slave” on his cheek, and at times his stage name fell by the wayside. In the end, The-Artist-Formerly-Known-As-Prince got his name back and reached a deal with his record company. The fact that he patented the design of his neckline keyboard in 1992 is more of a footnote.

Of course, it was by no means that someone would benefit from the use of their invention – even if they formally had the property right on their side. The actress Hedy Lamarr and the pianist George Antheil were not interested in money from the start: With their invention they wanted to support the USA in the fight against Hitler’s Germany.

In the end, the Allies won the war even without the interference and bug-proof radio remote control they had devised. When the idea did hit the market, Antheil was dead and the patent had expired. The rest of the world is still benefiting from their technology today – in cell phones.

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Amazon 2020-2023 hires: 1400 jobs

Amazon new hires in Italy even in 2020.

The American giant of the e-commerce is pursuing a growth program in our country that will bring numerous hires to indefinite time starting this year. I’m well 1400 the new resources who will join the company in the three-year period 2020-2023.

The insertions will concern, in particular, the newly opened distribution centers in Veneto is Lazio.

Here is all the information on new jobs at Amazon coming soon.

AMAZON ASSUMPTIONS WITH NEW OPENINGS

The company itself made the announcement, through a communique relating to new openings and the Amazon 2020 hiring plan hiring program follows the one already launched by the Group last year, which saw the creation of numerous jobs in Italy. The plan of expansion is continuing this year too and will bring 1400 new entries staff in our country by 2023, thanks to the opening of a new logistics center in the province of Rovigo and a new distribution center in Colleferro (Rome).

New hires, entered with permanent contracts, will do to grow up the number of employees Amazon in Italy, bringing them from current 6,900 to 8,300. The new warehouses and the increase in the Group’s workforce will serve to cope with the growing demand from customers, one wider selection it’s a better support for small and medium-sized businesses that sell on Amazon.

The selected resources will benefit from working conditions offered by the Group to its employees, which include various benefits, including insurance and discounts, as well as the possibility of training is growth professional.

PROFILES REQUIRED

What are the required figures? The new hires in Italy that Amazon will carry out in the next three years are aimed, in all likelihood, at the profiles usually employed at the Group’s distribution centers. therefore warehousemen, operators to picking, packing is shipment of the goods. Part of the hires will be generated by the related activities, which will bring job opportunities for drivers in charge to deliveries.

In all likelihood there will also be employment opportunities for unexperienced staff, to be trained and inserted in the company. In fact, Amazon offers its employees the opportunity to benefit from training courses to access different professions. Among these the Career Choice, the training program for permanent employees, which anticipates 95% of the costs to allow them to attend recognized courses, to access positions working ad high demand and high pay, such as those relating to planning and design, technologies for machine tools, medical laboratory technologies, nursing care and other fields.

SELECTIONS

The new Amazon warehouses in Castelguglielmo (Rovigo) and Colleferro (Rome) will be operating starting fromautumn 2020therefore it is already gone there countryside of recruiting to work in distribution centers and there are several open positions. The selections for operators of warehouse instead they will open in summer.


WORKING CONDITIONS

New hires at Amazon will have access to, in addition to regular pay, even to a package complete with benefits. The latter includes theMedical insurance private from the first day of work, insurance about life, one Discount for shopping on Amazon and a pension plan company.

As for the salaries offered, they are certainly of interest. For example, for i warehousemen one is expected initial salary equal to 1,550 euros Gross.

THE COMPANY

We remind you that Amazon.com, Inc. is a US company, founded in 1995, which operates in the e – commerce sector. The Group, which is headquartered in Seattle, USA, is listed on the NASDAQ. It was founded by Jeff Bezos and is today one of the 500 largest companies in the United States. Amazon is currently present in America, the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Italy, Ireland, the Netherlands, Poland, Spain, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Romania, Sweden, Japan, Canada and China. It employs over 640 thousand collaborators globally. In our country, currently, it has almost 7 thousand employees.

APPLICATIONS

Those interested in future Amazon hiring and active job opportunities can visit this web page reserved for the Group’s careers and selections (Work with us), accessible from the portal www.amazon.it. From the same it is possible to view the research in progress and apply, by sending the CV via the appropriate online form in response to the announcements of interest.

For more information on open positions and how to work in Amazon, we offer you our in-depth analysis, with many useful information on the work environment and recruiting methods.


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Obergiesing – New Life in the University of Maryland – Munich

400 new apartments for young civil servants are to be built on the site of the former McGraw barracks. Interior Minister Joachim Herrmann, Finance Minister Markus Söder and Member of Parliament Andreas Lorenz (all CSU) surprisingly toasted it on Monday in the courtyard in front of the building of the former University of Maryland. Herrmann and Lorenz spoke of a “breakthrough”. The construction of 120 to 140 apartments could start this year.

It is now clear what is to be done with the former high school building for the children of the US soldiers, which has been vacant for almost a quarter of a century: the listed University of Maryland is to be converted into flats and apartments. Lord Mayor Dieter Reiter (SPD) signaled to him a few days ago that the city would issue the building permit this year if the building application was submitted quickly, said Herrmann.

Around 260 new apartments for staff of the Bavarian administration are to be built on the fallow area east of the McGraw trench – directly opposite the Stadelheim correctional facility. Police vehicles and private cars are currently parked on the three hectare site. In the south, the square serves as a container location for refugees. It will take at least three years to start construction, but planning should be initiated soon, it said. According to Interior Minister Herrmann, small-scale residential development is under discussion. It should lean against the houses to the east.

The barracks, which were used by US soldiers from 1945 to 1993, are left behind by the Nazis. They built the Reichszeugmeisterei, the central procurement office of the NSDAP and huge vehicle hangars on Tegernseer Landstrasse. Hall 19 is particularly well-known with its wide-span roof structure. It is used by the police for bulky vehicles and material for use in demonstrations. According to Interior Minister Herrmann nothing should change in the hall at the moment. Where it disintegrates, it should be repaired, “but it should last another 30 years”. The police would like to continue using them. The roof is considered to be architecturally special, so it is difficult to change the hall.

As early as 1997, the result of an urban development competition was available, which recommended a concentration of state institutions on the former barracks site. Little has happened since then. For years the police wanted to move into the University of Maryland building. Their intention was to expand the western part of the McGraw barracks into a second headquarters next to the presidium on Ettstrasse. Some of the buildings on the site are already in police hands. Lorenz, who grew up in the neighborhood, said the new apartments should primarily be rented to young police and judiciary officers – also to keep them in Munich. Many of them soon left Munich again because the city was too expensive for them. Finance Minister Söder said that the Free State wants to get more than 1000 apartments on the way in Munich by 2020.

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Dark season: these foods protect you from coronaviruses!

Updated: 10/23/2020 – 10:03 am

Vitamin D im Winter
These 10 foods protect you from infections

Foods with particularly high levels of vitamin D.

Foods with particularly high levels of vitamin D.

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Our bodies need vitamin D – but many people don’t have enough of it. The supply drops particularly in winter. This can bring infections, depression and other ailments with it. These 10 foods are real health boosters and are rich in vitamin D.


The sun plays a crucial role in the vitamin D balance. If it is missing, the body has a problem: it no longer absorbs enough of the sun vitamin. The result: our immune system is weakened and we become more susceptible to infections. At the same time, our mood drops and we feel really exhausted. And vitamin D should also play a role in the fight against Covid-19 and possibly strengthen the immune system against the Sars-CoV-2 coronavirus. When the sun is missing, eating right can help. We have ten Vitamin D foods selected that will help you prevent a deficiency.


Food with vitamin D: To protect the immune system, bones and psyche


It is estimated that almost 50 percent of Germans have a vitamin D deficiency. Older people, small children in particular, but also healthy adults consume too little of it. Vitamin D is important for the immune system and the bones. It is also said to have a positive effect on certain diseases. These include, for example, cancer, multiple sclerosis, osteoporosis or diabetes. And depression can also be related to a vitamin D deficiency.


There is even a suspicion that people with vitamin D deficiency are more prone to Covid-19. To what extent there is something is currently being investigated. In any case, one thing is clear: a healthy vitamin D level in the body helps the immune system to defend itself against pathogens. And that can only be helpful both in the cold, cold season and during a pandemic.

Our bodies make vitamin D when we get the sun. A few minutes a day in the fresh air is good for many reasons. But what if the sun is barely shining again? In winter, but also in bad weather, it is often dark outside. And people who work all day in closed rooms or even at night get little sunlight. Fortunately, foods with vitamin D help.

Vitamin D is mainly found in foods of animal origin


Although we take in relatively little of this important vitamin through food, this amount can be decisive, especially in dark times. Fish such as salmon, herring or tuna are among the largest suppliers of vitamin D – but cheese, eggs and mushrooms also contain the so-called “sun vitamin”.


This is how much vitamin D is in these ten foods:


  1. Hering: 100 grams contain 31 micrograms of vitamin D.
  2. Salmon: 100 grams contain 16 micrograms of vitamin D.
  3. Oysters: 100 grams contain 8 micrograms of vitamin D.
  4. Tuna: 100 grams contain 5.4 micrograms of vitamin D.
  5. Eel (smoked): 100 grams contain 90 micrograms of vitamin D.
  6. Lebertran: A spoon (approx. 15 grams) contains approx. 49 micrograms of vitamin D. Extrapolated to 100 grams, this is approx. 300 micrograms of vitamin D.
  7. Owner: An egg (size M, approx. 50 grams) provides approx. 1.5 micrograms of vitamin D.
  8. Cheese: For example, 100 grams of Gouda contains 1.3 micrograms of vitamin D.
  9. Mushrooms: 100 grams of porcini mushrooms contain 3.1 micrograms of vitamin D. The same amount of mushrooms is 1.9 micrograms of vitamin D.
  10. Avocado: 100 grams contain 3.75 micrograms of vitamin D.


In the case of fish, it should be as sustainable as possible so that you not only do something good for yourself, but also not pollute the environment too much.


How Much Vitamin D Does the Body Need?


The German Nutrition Society recommends 20 µg vitamin D per day – if the sun does not produce it yourself. This guideline applies to children from one year of age, adolescents, adults as well as pregnant and breastfeeding women.


By the way: The vitamin is relatively heat-stable and is retained at temperatures of up to 180 ° C even during cooking. Food with vitamin D can therefore be processed into warm and healthy dishes without any problems.


In addition, some edible oils and margarines are now fortified with vitamin D so that the body’s daily requirements can be covered more easily.


Vitamin D could also protect against corona – but only in moderation


A vitamin D deficiency is noticeable – an overdose, on the other hand, is hardly possible, at least through the sun or through food, since the body regulates production, for example when staying in the sun for a long time. But there are also preparations as dietary supplements. In this case, you should make sure not to exceed an amount of 500 micrograms per day, at least in the long term, or, in the case of higher doses, to be accompanied by your family doctor. Öko-Test is also critical, because vitamin D tablets are often overdosed. Many vitamin pills are not an ideal option even in corona times. Then it is better to use the above foods with vitamin D.


Important: To protect yourself against Covid-19 or the Sars-CoV-2 coronavirus, you should by no means rely solely on the power of vitamin D – if only because the protective effect has not been proven. The most effective protection is to keep your distance from others, to wash your hands thoroughly and to be hygienic and to wear a mask to protect others. You should also ventilate regularly in closed rooms with several people during the cold season.


And if you want to go out in the sun: Don’t forget your sun protection and sunbathe safely!


Incidentally, vitamin D also protects against breast and colon cancer. Read more about it here.



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13% of the world’s adult population is obese

Growing globally, obesity affects nearly 650 million adults, or 13% of the world’s adult population, a percentage that could reach 20% by 2025 if the current rate of progression of this epidemic is sustained. .

“In 40 years, we have gone from a world where underweight was twice as important as obesity to a world where obese people outnumber those underweight”, underlines Prof. Majid Ezzati, from Imperial College London, which coordinated this study published in the British medical journal The Lancet.

Hailed as one of the most comprehensive to date on the subject, it is based on data from some 19 million people aged 18 and over, living in 186 countries.

By extrapolation, it estimates the number of obese adults at 641 million in 2014, including 375 million women and 266 million men. In 1975, they were only 105 million. An explosion linked in particular to an industrial and too rich diet, but also to genetic predipositions.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), a person is considered obese when their body mass index (BMI, which is the ratio of weight to height) exceeds 30 kg / m2.

Beyond 35, we talk about severe obesity.

In 40 years, the average BMI has, according to the study, increased from 21.7 to 24.2 in men and from 22.1 to 24.4 in adult women, an increase in weight of 1.5 kg every 10 years on average.

“If the progression of obesity continues at the same rate, by 2025 about a fifth of men (18%) and women (21%) will be obese in the world while 6% of men and 9% of women will be affected. of severe obesity “, warn the authors.

The percentage of obese people tripled among men, from 3.2% in 1975 to 10.8% in 2014, and more than doubled among women (from 6.4% to 14.9%), with disparities very important depending on the country.

Obesity is now “a major public health problem” in many middle-income regions (Pacific, Middle East, North Africa, some states in South America or the Caribbean), notes the study.

While the BMI remained broadly stable between 1975 and 2014 among Japanese women and most European women (with the notable exception of the British), the six rich English-speaking countries (USA, UK, Australia, Canada, Ireland and New Zealand) present much more worrying results: they are now home to a fifth of obese adults in the world, or 118 million people, and 27% of severely obese, or 50 million.

However, the prize goes to Polynesia and Micronesia, Pacific islands where 38% of men and half of adult women are obese. In American Samoa, an island in the South Pacific, the average BMI today peaks at 34.8 for women and 32.2 for adult men, compared to 28 in the United States.

If policies to fight against obesity are not implemented “quickly” in the world, “health consequences of unknown magnitude” are to be feared, Professor Ezzati told AFP.

Conversely, being underweight – or underweight – (BMI less than 18.5) linked to malnutrition remains a major problem in other regions of the world, such as South Asia or certain states of Africa.

According to the study, nearly a quarter of the population was underweight in South Asia in 2014, compared to 12% to 15% of the population in Central and East Africa.

Timor-Lest (official name for East Timor), Ethiopia and Eritrea had the lowest average BMIs in the world in 2014, at around 20.

Underweight is blamed for increased mortality in women and very young children before and after childbirth, and increases the risk of death from infectious diseases such as tuberculosis. Obesity promotes certain cancers and cardiovascular diseases.

With AFP

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