AfDB “officially” back to its headquarters in Abidjan after 11 years of relocation to Tunis

(Agence Ecofin) – The African Development Bank (AfDB) has “officially” returned to its headquarters in Abidjan after 11 years of relocation to Tunis, its president announced on August 19 in the Ivorian economic capital.

«It has been eleven years since the AfDB was forced by the politico-military crisis to leave Côte d’IvoireDeclared Donald Kaberuka during a press conference. “Today the bank is officially back in the Ivorian capital, its headquarters since 1964 (date of its creation)“, He added, indicating that the first board of directors of the institution will be held on September 8 in Abidjan.

Mr. Kaberuka greeted on this occasion the Ivorian President Alassane Ouattara who “pleaded the cause of return»Of the BAD. «Our return is a sign of the country’s regained stability», He underlined.

Côte d’Ivoire has returned to stability after a decade of politico-military crisis culminating in the post-election crisis of 2010-2011, which left more than 3,000 dead.

AfDB operations in 2014 will reach $ 9 billion, of which $ 3 billion will be earmarked for private sector support on the continent.

In 2013, ADB investments were estimated at $ 8 billion.

«60% of investments in 2014 will relate to infrastructure, particularly the energy sector, which is in great deficit on the continent», Underlined Mr. Kaberuka.

The President of the ADB also welcomed the drop in the poverty rate (people living below a dollar a day) in sub-Saharan Africa, which fell “from 54% in 2000 to less than 30%. % currently ”.

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Hawaii now gets its giant telescope – HAZ – Hannoversche Allgemeine

One of the biggest controversies in Hawaii lies on an icy, barren mountain. The highest point in the US state at almost 4,300 meters can only be reached by jeeps over a steep gravel road with sharp hairpin bends. One of the largest optical telescopes in the world is to be set up here.

On Thursday, the state approved the $ 1.4 billion “Thirty Meter Telescope”. The device is to become part of an observatory on the dormant Mauna Kea volcano. However, the project is met with bitter resistance because the mountain is sacred to the native Hawaiians. In the past, opponents who camped on the Mauna Kea on ice-cold nights and who also accepted arrests have managed to block the construction project several times.

There are already several telescopes on the Mauna Kea, but the new one would outshine everything.
What: AP

“I have a message for the Hawaiian people: it is time for us as a people to defend ourselves,” protester Kahookahi Kanuha said. “It is time for us to get back all the things that belong to us and that have been illegally taken away from us.”

Astronomers appreciate Mauna Kea for its peaks above the clouds, which offer a clear view of the sky with little air and light pollution. They hope that the planned telescope will provide new insights into the origins of the universe 13 billion years ago. Then it will be possible to discover and describe planets that orbit around stars other than the sun, according to the project’s website. “There is potential to examine these planets for signs of extraterrestrial life: that would be one of the most important discoveries of all time,” the researchers explain.

According to those responsible, there is currently no concrete schedule for the construction of the telescope. Previously, there was talk of the start of construction in the coming year. Project leaders Henry Yang affirmed that the local residents would be heard “in order to realize the common vision of Mauna Kea as the world center of Hawaiian culture, education and science”.

Revolutionize our understanding of the universe

The Polynesian aboriginal Richard Ha, who supports the project, called on the opponents to avoid confrontation. “I don’t think it is right to fight the chance to get the best telescope in the world,” says the farmer. “It will harm our own people.”

While opponents believe that the giant telescope would profane Mauna Kea, supporters see it above all as a long-term benefit for business and education. “It was one of the most difficult decisions this committee has ever made,” said Suzanne Case, chair of the State Committee on Land and Resource Use. The panel had approved the construction of the telescope with five to two votes.

The plans for the project, which, according to the initiators, “will probably revolutionize our understanding of the universe”, go back to 2009. Back then, after five years of searching around the world, scientists had declared Mauna Kea the ideal location.

The project received the green light from several sides in Hawaii. Among other things, the authorities granted permission for construction in a nature reserve in 2011. Four years later, however, the supreme court declared this invalid and referred to irregularities in the approval process. Therefore, the project had to go through all instances again.

“For years I’ve carried sorrow and pain around with me”

The groundbreaking ceremony finally took place in 2014, but was interrupted by protests, which subsequently intensified. Construction was stopped in 2015 after 31 demonstrators were arrested for blocking the project. A second attempt to continue construction ended a few months later with further arrests and a withdrawal of the construction crews.

Among those arrested was Mehana Kihoi, who said she prayed on the mountain. The arrest was one of the most traumatic experiences of her life, she recently told the country committee. “I have carried grief and pain with me for years,” said Kihoi, who, in her own words, had been a victim of domestic violence. “Until I went to the Mauna.”

Resistance to the new telescope has, according to some, spawned a new generation of Hawaiian activists. The indigenous people would “determine which places are sacred and how they should be protected,” protest leader Kanuha told the committee. The $ 3.5 million funded by the initiators into a science education fund is not a solution to the problems faced by Hawaiian youth, he explains. Rather, it is important to revitalize the local language and culture.

30 meters in diameter

Other indigenous people, on the other hand, are now supporting the telescope project and have founded their own group. “We believe that better opportunities for our children will strengthen families, which in turn will benefit our community,” said group lawyer Lincoln Ashida.

The project is sponsored by several universities in California and Canada together with partners from China, India and Japan. The main mirror of the telescope is said to have a diameter of 30 meters and consist of 492 individual segments. Compared to the largest existing telescope for visible light, it would be three times as wide and would have a surface nine times larger.

After a 44-day hearing before the Land Committee, a judge who oversaw the process recommended that the permit be issued. As a requirement, employees should take compulsory courses on culture and natural resources and all jobs should be given to the locals “to the greatest possible extent”.

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Charlotte Gainsbourg and her children in New York: “I finally discover anonymity …”

Since living in the United States, Charlotte Gainsbourg has started speaking English to her children: Ben (1997), Alice (2002) and Joe (2011). “I’ve always found French people who force themselves to speak English to be ridiculous … Well, I got started! And the children are delighted.

Alice and Joe are the heroines of the fantasy video Deadly valentine, one of the first two extracts from the album Rest, expected on November 17. The other song, produced and co-written by Guy-Man from Daft Punk, is the one that gives the album its title, it is sung in part in French. A great novelty for Charlotte who did not dare to risk comparison with her father’s work. This ability to write and sing such direct texts in French came after Kate’s death: “I had already written part of the texts, but after his death, I was no longer able to write on anything else. I became very obsessive and went to New York. Suddenly I didn’t care if it was good or bad. French no longer scared me, it even became obvious for certain songs.“For Sebastian, producer of the album, Restspeak out loud to the beings she lost“. Her sister like her father.

The other main theme of the record is age. The one we loved from childhood is therefore 46 years old. Over time, she offers this rather brilliant response to Géraldine Sarratia who interviews her in The Inrocks : “I’m not obsessed with it, but I find that aging does not go with music or cinema. There is a breath in these arts that goes hand in hand with youth. I do it anyway, I don’t care.

The Inrockuptibles and DiX Express, in newsstands on September 27, 2017.
Rest, expected on November 27, 2017.

A global plan to end human rabies by 2030

Armenia and Azerbaijan were on the brink of war on Sunday, with deadly fighting erupted between Azerbaijani forces and the Yerevan-backed breakaway region of Nagorno Karabakh.

The belligerents have reported military and civilian casualties. According to the Armenian side, a woman and a child were killed.

A major conflict involving Azerbaijan and Armenia could lead to the intervention of competing powers in the Caucasus region, Russia and Turkey. The conflict around Nagorno Karabakh, which seceded from Azerbaijan with Armenian support, has fueled regional tensions for 30 years.

After the announcement of the first fighting on Sunday morning, Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pachinian decreed “general mobilization” and the establishment of “martial law”, as did the authorities of Karabakh.

“Let us firmly support our state, our army (…) and we will win. Long live the glorious Armenian army!”, He wrote on Facebook.

Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliev also pledged victory.

“The Azerbaijani army is fighting today on its territory, defends its territorial integrity, delivers devastating blows to the enemy. Our cause is just and we will win,” he said, in a speech on television. .

Moscow called on Sunday morning “for an immediate cease-fire” and talks, while the two camps are rejecting responsibility for hostilities.

France, mediator in the conflict with Russia and the United States within the framework of the Minsk Group, also called for “an immediate end to hostilities”.

A spokesperson for Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, a traditional ally of Baku, denounced on Twitter an “attack on Armenia”.

The Azerbaijani Defense Ministry said for its part to have launched a “counter-offensive on the entire front line” of Karabakh, in order to “put an end to military activities of the Armed Forces of Armenia”.

Civilian and military casualties

“Deaths and injuries have been reported among civilians and soldiers,” the Azerbaijani presidency added, while the Karabakh public ombudsperson said there were “civilian casualties”.

No figures have been put forward, while the Karabakh Defense Ministry said it had inflicted “heavy losses” on the opponent.

Azerbaijan had previously reported that one of its helicopters had been shot down but its crew was safe and sound. He claims to have destroyed 12 anti-aircraft batteries.

“Early this morning, the Azerbaijani side launched bombings (…) we call on the population to take shelter,” for his part said the spokesperson for the separatist presidency on his Facebook page.

Nagorno Karabakh is a secessionist region of Azerbaijan, populated mainly by Armenians and supported by Armenia.

30 years of conflict

It was the scene of a war in the early 1990s that left 30,000 dead, and since then the Azerbaijani authorities have wanted to regain control, by force if necessary. Peace talks have been deadlocked for many years.

Fights regularly oppose separatists and Azerbaijanis, but also Yerevan and Baku.

In 2016, serious clashes had already almost degenerated into war in Karabakh, and deadly fighting also pitted Armenians and Azerbaijanis on their northern border in July 2020.

Both sides are used to blaming each other for these outbreaks of violence.

President Aliyev had threatened Armenia with reprisals on Friday for his “aggressive behavior” and accused Yerevan of “deliberately failing” the Karabakh peace negotiations.

He estimated that Armenia was preparing “tens of thousands of men” to attack Azerbaijan.

Baku took advantage of its immense oil reserves to spend lavishly on armaments. Azerbaijan can also count on the support of the Turkish president, who sees Armenia as a threat to the stability of the Caucasus.

Armenia, much poorer, on the other hand, is closer to Russia, which has a military base there. Yerevan also belongs to a politico-military alliance led by Moscow, the Collective Security Treaty Organization.

The Kremlin, which positions itself as a regional arbiter, delivers arms to both countries.

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Charlotte Gainsbourg: “In New York, I finally dare to get out of my character”

Living in Manhattan for three years, Charlotte Gainsbourg has changed her life. Before the release of his new album, Rest, and two great films to come, the French actress and singer confides in L’Express diX, with emotion and simplicity.

First, the whole city appears on the other end of the phone. The frenzied sirens and rowdy jackhammers sound in a deafening din. No doubt, we are in New York. Then a voice comes in slowly. She approaches the handset. It’s Charlotte Gainsbourg.

Between the delicacy of the French artist and the shine of the American decor, the contrast is striking. And yet, it is here, in the heart of Manhattan, that the actress took up residence three years ago with her two children. The death of Kate Barry, his sister, made his Parisian life unbearable. He had to flee, “save his skin”, she will say … To try to get better. Today it is. Well almost.

IN PICTURES >> Charlotte Gainsbourg in Manhattan

In the following interview, the ghost of the disappeared hides between the lines. But life has taken over. New York culture, which will be discussed here, has infused its work. His latest album, Rest, designed with producer SebastiAn, is ready.

At the end of the year, the actress will be on the poster for the adaptation of the novel The promise of dawn, by Eric Barbier, and alongside Michael Fassbender in The Snowman, a psychological thriller by Tomas Alfredson. Then there is her image and Gérard Darel, of which she is the muse. Charlotte Gainsbourg has just come out of a session with photographer Alexei Hay. Here she is ready to confide.

Do you take pleasure in front of the lens of a photographer?

Much more than before! As a teenager, I hated it: I found the experience oppressive and boring. A real nightmare. A few years later, I served as a model for my sister Kate [Barry], who was also embarking on photography. Before her, everything became more fun and lighter. She knew how to stage me. We were playing, we were accomplices … It was another era.

By cons, I always hate to see the teams flocking to the computer and commenting on the photos while we wait in front of the camera. Fortunately, today, fashion photographers are returning to film. They take their photos, and we discover the result by surprise much later. This spontaneity suits me.

Charlotte Gainsbourg. Coat, MAX MARA. Shirt, LEMAIRE. Combination, SABINA.

Charlotte Gainsbourg. Coat, MAX MARA. Shirt, LEMAIRE. Combination, SABINA.

Alexei Hay for L’Express diX

Did you know the neighborhood of New York where these photos were taken?

Absolutely not. We were north of the city, west of Central Park, in a very residential area. Elderly people stopped to look at us, amused … We had a good laugh. Alexei Hay, the photographer of this series, is a very funny character, he kept bragging about this neighborhood which is in fact his!

“In New York, creation is a trivial activity”

And now you are at home.

Exactly. And I feel good.

You have lived here for almost three years. Are you becoming a New Yorker?

No! My scenery is intact. And I have never felt so French. Everything seems foreign to me and therefore new. From an artistic point of view, New York is an ideal city because creation is a banal activity. Here, everyone writes, paints, sings or takes pictures. Art is not a sacred thing, deserving special attention. As a result, I no longer have the same look on myself. I feel more free.

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Artists come to invent themselves, or reinvent themselves here. How do you explain it?

The cliché consists in saying that one feels insane energy and electricity … It is true, perhaps, but I am not here to set up a start-up or to change the world. I lead a quiet life, I take care of my children who go to school, I avoid the tumult which swarms at the feet of skyscrapers. A few months ago, we moved to Greenwich Village, the old bohemian district, located south of Manhattan, which is calm and peaceful …

“I didn’t go looking for a fantasized New York”

And the cradle of New York culture …

Absolutely. Besides, Patti Smith lives not far away. And we necessarily think of Bob Dylan, the writers of the Beat Generation or Woody Allen when we walk in these little streets. I grew up with this culture, so charming, so evocative, so important. But I absolutely did not go in search of a New York fantasized in my youth. I came here shortly after the death of my sister Kate. I couldn’t take Paris anymore, the air was becoming unbreathable … I needed to find myself and take stock.

Charlotte Gainsbourg in Manhattan.

Charlotte Gainsbourg in Manhattan.

Alexei Hay for L’Express diX

Did you do it?

I believe. In any case, I became anonymous. I am recognized in the street, sometimes, but it is to tell me about my films and my music. Never from my parents, to whom I am always brought back to France. Americans have a very simple and direct way of starting conversations, without preconceptions. And since I’m shy, it does me a lot of good. I finally dare to get out of my character.

“New York is a city that inspires me”

Do you go out a lot?

More than in Paris, but it’s not difficult! I will soon listen to my mother who will sing at the Carnegie Hall, on October 26, a legendary room: she will go up on stage with a symphonic orchestra. I sometimes take my children to see musicals on Broadway. I always liked that, my mother and my grandmother took us to see them in London when everything still seemed so surprising to me. And during the day, I walk around a lot, alone. New York is a city that inspires me: its light is beautiful, its perspectives are photogenic, the mix between modern and old architecture pleases me …

IN THE CINEMA >> Charlotte Gainsbourg: between cry and sweetness

Are you taking photos?

Full. When designing my album, I went in search of pictures that could illustrate a personal vision of the city.

What are your favorite subjects?

Photos of streets, trash cans and windows … Isolated objects that evoke personal and special emotions. When I lived with my teenage mother, I had a dark room in the back of the garden. I was not particularly gifted but I felt such a fascination to see the image appear as if by magic on paper … I found this pleasure of youth.

“Abroad, we sometimes need to find our roots”

And this album, you recorded it in Brooklyn …

Absolutely, in a very small studio with the French producer SebastiAn. I can’t tell you what Brooklyn’s direct influence was on this music, but that’s where it all crystallized. Then, the mixing was done at Electric Lady Studios, a mythical place built by Jimi Hendrix, where Dylan, Led Zeppelin, the Stones, David Bowie, U2, the Clash … Paul McCartney recorded a song with us. It was an amazing, magical moment.

You are also of Anglo-Saxon culture, through your mother. Is the daily practice of English a homecoming?

My mother tongue is not English, but French with a big English accent! This is how I always heard my mother speak … Since I arrived here, I started to speak English to my children. It was a touching and strange moment. I’ve always found French people who force themselves to speak in English a little ridiculous … Well, I got started! And the children are delighted.

What emotions are more accessible in English?

The humor is not the same, obviously. That of the British is cynical and biting. New Yorkers are more absurd … As in the films of Woody Allen! As if by chance, I have befriended the British or the French here. Abroad, we sometimes need to find our roots.

“The trip woke me up”

Aren’t you afraid that your children will make a living in the United States?

Not at all. They will do what they want! One is attracted by French culture, the other by American culture … we will do according to everyone’s desires.

What do you miss most about Paris?

My mother. My sister Lou [Doillon]. My past.

And how do you relate to Paris today?

It is complicated. When I was little, I was seduced by the post-war pictures of Paris, as seen in the film The Little Thief, by Claude Miller, in which I played, at 17 years old. It is a Paris that no longer exists. I had different lives in Paris, which came to an abrupt end. That until the death of my father at my 19 years. My relationship with my sister … before and after. I left, maybe selfishly, but I needed to think about myself.

You will come back?

Yes, I’m sure. But maybe I will go somewhere else … Here, I feel myself. The trip woke me up.

It’s nice?

Yes, I live again.

Charlotte Gainsbourg: “In New York, I finally dare to get out of my character”

Living in Manhattan for three years, Charlotte Gainsbourg has changed her life. Before the release of his new album, Rest, and two great films to come, the French actress and singer confides in L’Express diX, with emotion and simplicity.

First, the whole city appears on the other end of the phone. The frenzied sirens and rowdy jackhammers sound in a deafening din. No doubt, we are in New York. Then a voice enters the scene, gently. She approaches the handset. It’s Charlotte Gainsbourg.

Between the delicacy of the French artist and the shine of the American decor, the contrast is striking. And yet, it is here, in the heart of Manhattan, that the actress took up residence three years ago with her two children. The death of Kate Barry, his sister, made his Parisian life unbearable. He had to flee, “save his skin”, she will say … To try to get better. Today it is. Well almost.

IN IMAGES >> Charlotte Gainsbourg in Manhattan

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In the following interview, the ghost of the disappeared hides between the lines. But life has taken over. New York culture, which will be discussed here, has infused its work. His latest album, Rest, designed with producer SebastiAn, is ready.

At the end of the year, the actress will be on the poster for the adaptation of the novel The promise of dawn, by Eric Barbier, and alongside Michael Fassbender in The Snowman, a psychological thriller by Tomas Alfredson. And then there is her image and Gérard Darel, of which she is the muse. Charlotte Gainsbourg has just come out of a session with photographer Alexei Hay. Here she is ready to confide.

Do you take pleasure in front of the lens of a photographer?

Much more than before! As a teenager, I hated it: I found the experience oppressive and boring. A real nightmare. A few years later, I served as a model for my sister Kate [Barry], who was also embarking on photography. In front of her, everything became more fun and lighter. She knew how to stage me. We were playing, we were accomplices … It was another era.

By cons, I always hate to see the teams flocking to the computer and commenting on the photos while we wait in front of the camera. Fortunately, today, fashion photographers are returning to film. They take their photos, and we discover the result by surprise much later. This spontaneity suits me.

Charlotte Gainsbourg. Coat, MAX MARA. Shirt, LEMAIRE. Combination, SABINA.

Charlotte Gainsbourg. Coat, MAX MARA. Shirt, LEMAIRE. Combination, SABINA.

Alexei Hay for L’Express diX

Did you know the neighborhood of New York where these photos were taken?

Absolutely not. We were north of the city, west of Central Park, in a very residential area. Elderly people stopped to look at us, amused … We had a good laugh. Alexei Hay, the photographer of this series, is a very funny character, he kept bragging about this neighborhood which is in fact his!

“In New York, creation is a trivial activity”

And now you are at home.

Exactly. And I feel good.

You have lived here for almost three years. Are you becoming a New Yorker?

No! My scenery is intact. And I have never felt so French. Everything seems foreign to me and therefore new. From an artistic point of view, New York is an ideal city because creation is a trivial activity. Here, everyone writes, paints, sings or takes pictures. Art is not a sacred thing, deserving special attention. As a result, I no longer have the same look on myself. I feel more free.

DISCOVER >> Jane Birkin, the intimate album

Artists come to invent themselves, or reinvent themselves here. How do you explain it?

The cliché consists in saying that one feels insane energy and electricity … It is true, perhaps, but I am not here to set up a start-up or to change the world. I lead a quiet life, I take care of my children who go to school, I avoid the tumult which swarms at the feet of skyscrapers. A few months ago, we moved to Greenwich Village, the old bohemian district, located south of Manhattan, which is calm and peaceful …

“I didn’t go looking for a fantasized New York”

And the cradle of New York culture …

Absolutely. Besides, Patti Smith lives nearby. And we inevitably think of Bob Dylan, the writers of the Beat Generation or Woody Allen when we walk in these little streets. I grew up with this culture, so charming, so evocative, so important. But I absolutely did not go in search of a New York fantasized in my youth. I came here shortly after the death of my sister Kate. I couldn’t take Paris anymore, the air was becoming unbreathable … I needed to find myself and take stock.

Charlotte Gainsbourg in Manhattan.

Charlotte Gainsbourg in Manhattan.

Alexei Hay for L’Express diX

Did you do it?

I believe. In any case, I became anonymous. I am recognized in the street, sometimes, but it is to tell me about my films and my music. Never from my parents, to whom I am always brought back to France. Americans have a very simple and direct way of starting conversations, without preconceptions. And since I’m shy, it does me a lot of good. I finally dare to get out of my character.

“New York is a city that inspires me”

Do you go out a lot?

More than in Paris, but it’s not difficult! I will soon listen to my mother who will sing at the Carnegie Hall on October 26, a legendary room: she will go on stage with a symphonic orchestra. I sometimes take my children to see musicals on Broadway. I always liked it, my mother and my grandmother took us to see it in London when everything still seemed so surprising to me. And during the day, I walk around a lot, alone. New York is a city that inspires me: its light is beautiful, its perspectives are photogenic, the mixture between modern and old architecture pleases me …

IN THE CINEMA >> Charlotte Gainsbourg: between cry and sweetness

Are you taking photos?

Full. When designing my album, I went in search of pictures that could illustrate a personal vision of the city.

What are your favorite subjects?

Photos of streets, garbage cans and windows … Isolated objects that evoke personal and particular emotions. When I lived with my teenage mother, I had a dark room in the back of the garden. I was not particularly gifted but I felt such a fascination to see the image appear as if by magic on paper … I found this pleasure of youth.

“Abroad, we sometimes need to find our roots”

And this album, you recorded it in Brooklyn …

Absolutely, in a very small studio with the French producer SebastiAn. I can’t tell you what Brooklyn’s direct influence was on this music, but that’s where it all crystallized. Then, the mixing was done at Electric Lady Studios, a mythical place built by Jimi Hendrix, where Dylan, Led Zeppelin, the Stones, David Bowie, U2, the Clash … Paul McCartney recorded a song with us. It was an amazing, magical moment.

You are also of Anglo-Saxon culture, through your mother. Is the daily practice of English a homecoming?

My mother tongue is not English, but French with a big English accent! This is how I always heard my mother speak … Since I arrived here, I started speaking English to my children. It was a touching and strange moment. I’ve always found French people who force themselves to speak in English a little ridiculous … Well, I got started! And the children are delighted.

What emotions are more accessible in English?

The humor is not the same, obviously. That of the British is cynical and biting. New Yorkers are more absurd … As in the films of Woody Allen! As if by chance, I have befriended the British or the French here. Abroad, we sometimes need to find our roots.

“The trip woke me up”

Aren’t you afraid that your children will make a living in the United States?

Not at all. They will do what they want! One is attracted by French culture, the other by American culture … we will do according to everyone’s desires.

What do you miss most about Paris?

My mother. My sister Lou [Doillon]. My past.

And what relationship do you have with Paris today?

It is complicated. When I was little, I was seduced by the post-war pictures of Paris, as seen in the film The Little Thief, by Claude Miller, in which I played, at 17 years old. It is a Paris that no longer exists. I had different lives in Paris, which came to an abrupt end. That until the death of my father at my 19 years. My relationship with my sister … before and after. I left, maybe selfishly, but I needed to think about myself.

You will come back?

Yes, I’m sure. But maybe I will go elsewhere … Here, I feel myself. The trip woke me up.

It’s nice?

Yes, I live again.

Smoking cannabis legally: the states of the United States where it is possible

If, during your trip to the United States, you wish to smoke cannabis, know that the law does not allow this practice everywhere. Indeed, recreational cannabis is only authorized in 8 states of the country.

Using drugs is never safe. This article is not a consumer incentive. The information in this article is accurate as of September 27, 2017

Colorado, Oregon, Alaska, Washington State, California, Nevada and Massachussets, these are the states where you can buy herb and smoke cannabis in the United States recreational. Let’s focus on three of these states.

Nevada

Nevada is a state in the west of the country. It is known worldwide for its casinos and is home to the city of Las Vegas. What we call “Sin City” is a place where tourists come from all over the world to discover a world of excess and go play some chips in the biggest casinos in the country. And the city of sin is particularly aptly named because it is quite possible to smoke cannabis in Las Vegas. Indeed, cannabis legislation in Nevada has evolved recently, cannabis has been legalized since July 2017. Dispensaries are available to consumers who wish to smoke cannabis in Las Vegas and in other cities of Nevada. Please note, however, smoking cannabis is allowed from the age of 21. Adults can buy 28 grams of cannabis per day or 3.5 grams of concentrate. If you’re going on a Las Vegas vacation, be aware that smoking cannabis on the street and driving with a joint is prohibited.

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Colorado

Do you want to smoke cannabis in Colorado? Good news, this has been legalized since January 2014. Of course, we imagine that this is not the primary purpose of your trip to this magnificent state which is home to small natural wonders. Mesa Verde National Park, Black Canyon National Park or even the Red Rocks Amphitheater, there are many places to visit before asking yourself to smoke cannabis in the United States and more specifically in Colorado. We can also only advise you to explore the Maroon Bells in the Aspen region, a magnificent natural area to discover during a hike. If in the evening you want to succumb to the temptation to smoke cannabis in Colorado, be aware that there are about 350 accredited stores that will sell you weed. Of course, smoking cannabis is prohibited under the age of 21. As in Nevada, the cannabis legislation is very strict, it is prohibited to have more than 28 grams of herb. Please note that this quantity is intended for residents of Colorado. Visitors can only hold 7 grams. And note that smoking cannabis in the United States and especially in Colorado is only allowed in private places.

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California

This emblematic state of the American West still attracts tourists who come to visit incredible cities and always on the move such as Los Angeles, Beverly Hills or San Francisco and more precisely certain must-see neighborhoods like Hollywood. California is also an exceptional beach, from Natural Bridge State Beach to Santa Monica State Beach and Gold Bluffs Beach. But California is also a land of freedom where smoking cannabis for recreational purposes has been authorized since November 8, 2016 following a referendum. If you want to smoke cannabis in Los Angeles or anywhere in California, be aware that cannabis laws remain strict. If buying herb in Los Angeles is allowed, you will need to be over 21 and have a maximum of 28 grams of cannabis flowers or 8 grams of concentrate. And whether you want to smoke cannabis in Colorado, Nevada, California or other states that have relaxed cannabis laws, you can only do so in licensed places or in the private sphere.

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Using drugs is never safe. This article is not a consumer incentive. The information in this article is accurate as of September 27, 2017

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Locked up 8 months under a dome in Hawaii to simulate life on Mars

Six volunteers, four men and two women, concluded a simulated manned mission to Mars, after living in a vacuum for eight months under a dome in Hawaii, the fifth such experience for NASA.



When they emerged on Sunday from their forties, they visibly tasted the pleasure of the sun and the fresh air on their faces while enjoying tropical fruits in the company of friends and family, said a University statement. from Hawaii, responsible for conducting these experiments.

“One of the things I missed most from home was Portuguese cuisine,” said Brian Ramos, one of the crew, in a video broadcast by CBS News.

Kim Binsted, who leads this study in the NASA program at the University of Hawaii (HI-SEAS), explained the importance of some variety in the group.

“It’s like trying to put together a toolbox to go to Mars, you don’t just fill it with hammers, even if it’s the best in the solar system,” she said. on CBS News.

Although tensions between people are inevitable, everything went well with this last crew which accomplished well the key tasks, also noted Kim Binsted, professor of computer science.

During this stay, which started on January 19, the group lived isolated from the rest of the planet in a space of 11 meters in diameter by six meters in height, eating only dry and canned food, with occasionally cultivated vegetables. in the dome laboratory.

The men and women each had a small bedroom, with space for a camp bed and a desk.

The dome, powered by solar energy, had showers and dry composting toilets.

Volunteers could communicate by internet with their friends and family but with a delay of twenty minutes in transmissions which corresponds to the time taken by radio waves to travel the distance between Mars and Earth.

When they went outside for geological work, they used a space suit.

Eight months cut off from the world at the foot of Mauna Loa

During these eight months on the arid north side of the Mauna Loa volcano, which recalls the Martian landscape, the group carried out scientific experiments, exercised daily and maintained the equipment of the dome.

This project, called “HI-SEAS”, will help Nasa to select future crews for long-term space missions like Mars on the horizon of the 2030s.

NASA seeks to learn as much as possible about the cohesion and psychology of the members of such missions.

This last experience of the HI-SEAS program was preceded by four others, including a longer one of twelve months.

Another eight-month mission is scheduled to start in January 2018.

With Honolulu, Microsoft renovates Windows Server administration

Listening to the administrators of Windows Server, Microsoft has been working for a few months on its Honolulu project, which it has made available to 150 users in private preview. The Technical Preview of the administration platform will be available on Ignite in a week.

At its Ignite conference, Microsoft will launch the Technical Preview of its Honolulu project, graphical administration solution for Windows Server, version 1709, which will also be suitable for other versions of Windows Server. The project was offered in private preview for 5 months with approximately 150 users who sent their comments to the editor. Supporting both disconnected hybrid and traditional server environments, Honolulu provides a solution for the everyday tasks of IT administrators, through a light deployment, Microsoft explains in a post. It is accessible from a web browser. Those familiar with the server environment are familiar with Microsoft Management Console (MMC), and they also use the PowerShell command line interpreter to generate automation scripts. There are also graphic cloud solutions like OMS (Operations Management Suite) to intervene on larger scale and hybrid environments.

To support certain scenarios, PowerShell is not enough, as administrators have reported to Microsoft. They need other graphical tools for scenarios requiring to visualize or compare data, or to carry out specific configurations or to solve incidents. Microsoft is therefore planning to extend its graphics tools. The Honolulu project is the next step. It will also allow partners to build an ecosystem of tools on this platform, explains the editor of Redmond. Its deployment will be rapid, without depending on the Internet. The tools offered will be familiar and will cover common administration tasks including incident resolution, configuration and maintenance. “Some Windows Server capabilities that were previously only manageable through PowerShell will now have graphical experience,” said the product team.

A tool to manage hyperconverged clusters

Some integration will also be possible between the tools. According to Microsoft, it will be possible to link one tool to another in a certain context, these links constituting URLs that can be launched from external sources. Among the interesting new features of this Technical Preview is a hyperconverged cluster administration tool combining Hyper-V and Storage Spaces Direct. It will allow you to provision and manage VMs and storage volumes and view their status. The Ignite conference will be held in Orlando from September 24 to 29. All the seats have already been sold but the conferences will be available online from Monday 25.