Russian astrologer Pavel Globa is confident that the year of the Metal Ox will be a calm and stable period. However, it will not do without sharp turns. Some zodiac representatives have already felt the changes this winter, but others have just to discover a new page in their lives. The astrologer named the main lucky ones of spring.
Late spring life Taurus improve. Positive changes await them in their personal life. So lonely representatives of the sign will meet a special person. And those who already have a couple will take a serious step.
Vesam spring will give inspiration and creative ideas. Libra’s talents will be most evident in professions such as actor and musician. In April-May, they will feel an incredible rise in energy, which will entail a stunning result. All efforts that have been made to achieve the goal will be rewarded a hundredfold.
Scorpions spring will bring long-awaited rest and unforgettable impressions. The astrologer recommends boldly opening new doors and allowing positive changes into your life. It is possible that Scorpios will have a chance to go on a dream trip.
April-May Streltsov expect surprises from the Universe. The biggest changes will occur in the financial sector. Of course, you will have to work harder, but the pay will also be significantly higher.
The end of spring will give Capricorn the opportunity to move up the career ladder. Creative people and civil servants will be especially successful. The astrologer recommends to carefully follow the clues of the Universe in order not to miss the chance to start a new page in your life.
The reality of a imminent US withdrawal from Afghanistan it differs from its long-anticipated probability. The anxiety generated by this new certainty is already being felt in the capital, Kabul, and in other urban centers.
The afraid of afghans it is multifaceted, evoked by the bleak record of the Taliban, the bitter and vivid memories of the civil war, and the widely recognized weakness of the current government.
These conditions, in turn, push Afghan thinking in one direction: the country’s government and armed forces will not survive without the support of the United States.
The Mawoud Academy in Kabul, where there was a terrorist attack two and a half years ago. Photo: Kiana Hayeri for The New York Times.
Many US policymakers, security officials and diplomats agree with this grim vision.
This same week, the evaluation of the intelligence services of the United States, presented to Congress, suggested this: “Afghan government will have a hard time keeping the Taliban at bay if the coalition withdraws its support. “
During their five years in power, 1996 to 2001, the Taliban exercised one of the most oppressive and theocratic regimes in the world, and there is little in their public stance and behavior during the group’s years of insurgency to suggest that has changed a lot, at least ideologically.
In the cities of Afghanistan, the new middle class society that has emerged under the security umbrella of the United States in the last 20 years fears returning to that era of government.
However, the Taliban are unlikely to be able to enter Kabul as they did in September 1996 and simply reimpose their Islamic Emirate. Too much has changed in the Afghan capital and other urban centers since then.
The Taliban also seem to recognize that they will need international recognition and assistance in order to rule effectively. For this, according to some analysts, it is essential to find political solutions to achieve their long-awaited return to power.
And what is more important, there are too many potential pockets of armed resistance they will not fall silent. And that, in turn, would lead to an escalation of the civil war that is already consuming much of the country.
Members of the Taliban in Laghman province last year. Photo: Jim Huylebroek for The New York Times.
With the announcement from the Biden administration on Wednesday After a complete withdrawal of US forces for 9/11, there are still several questions that will have to be answered between now and then.
Can terrorist groups like Islamic State and Al Qaeda be a threat again?
The United States invaded Afghanistan in October 2001, just weeks after Al Qaeda perpetrated the 9/11 terrorist attacks on US soil.
The initial mission was drive out al qaeda and to prevent it from using Afghanistan as a refuge to launch another attack on the United States, a goal that was largely accomplished.
US agencies have said they do not believe that Al Qaeda or other terrorist groups pose an immediate threat to the United States from Afghanistan.
However, the Afghan Study Group, commissioned by Congress, said earlier this year that the troop withdrawal “could lead to a reconstitution of the terrorist threat to the national territory of the United States within 18 months to three months. years”.
On the other hand, the Islamic State affiliate in Afghanistan was defeated militarily in its eastern stronghold at the end of 2019. But smaller and amorphous elements continue to operate with little intensity in the region, including in Kabul, waiting to take advantage of what may happen in the coming months.
What does a US withdrawal mean for women and minorities in Afghanistan?
The contemporary Taliban have made a number of unequivocal statements about the role of women that cannot be considered reassuring.
Taliban negotiators have sometimes said they support women’s rights, but only under strict Islamic law.
The group’s deputy head, Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, said in a speech late last year: “The only work that is done under the shadow of the occupation, in the name of women’s rights, is the promotion of the immorality and anti-Islamic culture. “
This statement and others are consistent with the practices of the Taliban in the areas they now control in Afghanistan, according to Human Rights Watch, which reports that contemporary Taliban officials, including “morality” officials, have tightened already strict restrictions on women.
Taliban courts have imposed “lashes” on women – also on men – for “moral offenses,” according to the rights group.
Currently, girls make up about 40% of students in Afghanistan. This is highly unlikely to continue under a Taliban regime.
In practice, Taliban officials oppose girls’ education, although there are exceptions, especially in the north. But in some districts of southern Afghanistan, there are no girls’ schools, period.
Where the Taliban have reached an agreement with the government on schools, they often ban subjects such as social studies or English for girls, replacing them with religious subjects.
As the Afghan government tries to negotiate the terms of a permanent ceasefire with the Taliban, only four of its 21 representatives are women. And no specific conditions have been raised around their protection in any kind of peace agreement.
Security forces on a Kabul route in January. Photo: Jim Huylebroek for The New York Times.
During the Taliban era there was widespread persecution and even massacres of minority communities like the Hazara, a predominantly Shiite ethnic group in a Sunni-dominated country.
Today’s Taliban, overwhelmingly Pashtuns as before, target the Hazara for mistreatment when they are captured at roadblocks, persecute them in their makeshift prisons, and have given no indication that they will protect minority rights in a low government. your control.
What about the February 2020 agreement between the United States and the Taliban?
The February 2020 agreement between the United States and the Taliban set out the conditions and timetable under which the United States would withdraw from Afghanistan. But what was asked in return, like the adoption of counter-terrorism measures and the initiation of talks with the Afghan government, in some cases it has been difficult to comply.
Now, the United States is keeping its promise, albeit later than the original May 1 deadline agreed to in the February agreement.
“We do not agree with the delay after May 1,” Zabiullah Mujahid, a Taliban spokesman, said on local television on Tuesday. “Any delay after May 1 is not acceptable to us.”
It is unclear whether the Taliban will regard this delay in troop withdrawal as a breach of the agreement and will resume large-scale attacks on Afghan and US forces.
What does this mean for President Ashraf Ghani and his administration?
The survival of the current Kabul administration depends entirely on the performance of the afghan armed forces. Currently, the picture is relatively dark.
The Taliban believe they have already won the war militarily from Afghan forces, and they may be right.
Afghan soldiers and police have abandoned dozens of checkpoints, while others have been taken by force; the attrition rate among security forces is considered unsustainable by Western and Afghan security officials.
Even so, while the president of Afghanistan, Ghani, may continue to maintain his elite task force of 20,000 to 30,000 men and pay them, thanks to the Americans, he may be able to stay in power for a time.
Americans fund the Afghan army with 4,000 million dollars a year; If those funds are cut by a Congress unwilling to pay for another’s war, Ghani is in trouble.
The US withdrawal is also likely to embolden forces controlled by the country’s many powerful regional leaders, posing a new threat to the Ghani government.
These power brokers may now be tempted to make deals with the side that clearly has the upper hand, the Taliban, or to buckle down and try to secure their small portions of the country and take up the mantle of warlords again.
Will the Afghan security forces be able to protect the cities when the Americans are gone?
US and Afghan security officials have repeatedly expressed their skepticism about the capabilities of the Afghan forces to hold out for a long time once the Americans leave.
The Taliban have spent the past few months capturing bases and outposts and setting up checkpoints near capitals across the country. Until now, they have deliberately refrained from directly attacking these centers while negotiate their return to power with both the United States and the Afghan government.
If the Taliban decide to launch military operations in the coming months against these centers, the low morale of the Afghan security forces, uncertainty over salaries, high casualty rates and fear that the sudden absence of crucial US air support United leads them to ruin, they could make the army and police crumble sooner rather than later.
US military and intelligence officials have suggested a limited time frame – a handful of years at best.
The scientist devoted the main part of his life to the economic theory of neoliberalism, created the basis for the introduction of the euro and a single monetary union of Europe. He died in Tuscany at the age of 89
(Фото: Forbes Conrad / Bloomberg)
Canadian economist Robert Mundell, considered one of the “fathers of the euro”, died at the age of 88. This is reported by Bloomberg, citing Sophia Johnson, assistant director of the economic research program at Columbia University, where Mundell was professor emeritus.
According to Forbes, the 1999 Nobel Prize laureate died on April 4 in Tuscany, Italy, where he lived with his family in recent years.
Born 1932 in Kingston, Ontario, Mundell received a BA in Economics from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, an MA from Seattle Washington University, and a PhD from MIT. In addition, he held a law degree from the University of Waterloo and studied at the London School of Economics.
The scientist is considered the ideological and intellectual inspirer of the creation of a single currency for Europe. Beginning in the 1960s, he supported the idea of a pan-European economic and monetary union and developed a theoretical framework for the introduction of the euro.
Nobel Prize in Economics was awarded for studying auctions
Tehran does not intend to conduct direct or indirect negotiations with Washington and demands the lifting of sanctions. Only after that can Iran return to the fulfillment of the conditions of the nuclear deal, they stressed there.
(Фото: Morteza Nikoubazl / Zuma / Global Look Press)
Iran does not intend to conduct direct or indirect negotiations with the United States at the upcoming meeting in Vienna, at which a return to compliance with the terms of the 2015 nuclear deal will be discussed. This was stated by Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs Abbas Arakchi, IRNA reports. The US withdrew from the nuclear deal in 2018.
“We will negotiate with the countries of the“ 4 + 1 ”group (Russia, China, Britain, France and Germany. – RBK) and tell them about our requirements and conditions for the return of the United States to the nuclear deal. Our demand is for the United States to comply with all of its obligations under the JCPOA and to lift the sanctions. After that, we will check their actions and return. [к выполнению своих обязательств]”, – said Arakchi.
He also voiced the position of Tehran, according to which Iran does not intend to take any steps towards meeting until the United States lifts all sanctions.
US to return to mediated nuclear deal with Iran
The talks will take place in Vienna on April 6. On Friday, Washington confirmed its participation in a meeting at which the parties will discuss returning to the fulfillment of the terms of the nuclear deal, through intermediaries. In particular, it is planned to discuss what steps Iran should take in order to return to fulfill its obligations under the agreement, as well as the lifting of US sanctions.
Now the British are prohibited from all travel abroad, with the exception of extremely important ones, for example, for work. According to the interlocutors of The Sunday Times, tourist trips may be allowed in August
Photo: Alex McBride / RIA Novosti
The UK authorities will not allow their citizens overseas holidays until August, according to The Sunday Times, citing senior government sources.
On Monday, March 29, a new law will come into force, which provides for fines of up to £ 5 thousand for those who try to leave England before June 30 without “good reason.” The source said that even this date now looks “very optimistic” when it comes to tourist trips abroad. “August looks like the most likely time,” he said.
Even when the general ban is lifted, the British will only be able to travel easily to countries with good vaccination rates and no known virus mutations. Those who wish to visit France and other European countries where infection rates are high may need to be quarantined upon return, interlocutors said.
No link found between thrombosis and vaccine in the UK and the Netherlands
The UK is now running its third lockdown due to the coronavirus. From February 15, everyone entering the country must take a coronavirus test before flying, and also pass two more tests during the mandatory ten-day isolation period.
Guillaume and Corinne Carton, originally from Moselle, have decided to start the cannabidiol (CBD) trade in the region. They opened a new store in Pontivy (Morbihan). “We arrived in Brittany in 2018 and opened seven establishments in the region selling CBD, we …
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Those over 75 and people suffering from serious pathologies will be able to be vaccinated this weekend at the sports center or at the Saint-Claude private hospital in Saint-Quentin. We can already make an appointment.
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The Aisne has just gone under enhanced surveillance. The prefect announced the arrival of 2,300 additional vaccine doses for this weekend. The vaccination centers will therefore be open on Saturday and Sunday. In Saint-Quentin, 800 appointments were opened. ” This weekend, we will benefit from 800 additional doses of vaccines, both at the Palais des Sports and at the Saint-Claude private hospital.
», Specifies the mayor Frédérique Macarez in a press release.
In addition, saliva tests will be implemented in schools. In Saint-Quentin, they will start Tuesday at the Camille-Desmoulins school.
Appointments can be made this Friday March 5 at 03 23 63 68 63 for the sports center and at 03 23 64 53 51 for the private hospital.
In a 100% Argentine duel, the experience was more than the youth. The thing is, Federico Delbonis (86 °) defeated Juan Manuel Cerúndolo (181 °), brand new champion in Córdoba, 6-4 and 7-6 (2) and got into the eighth of the Argetnina Open.
Each game played is learning in tennis and Delbo has been on the circuit for years, unlike Cerúndulo, who at the age of 19 played his first ATP tournament in Córdoba last week. Although in this he broke it and consecrated himself, in Lawn Tennis, the 2016 Davis Cup winner cleaned it out in two sets.
The serve was an important weapon for Delbonis: he made two aces and made it difficult for his rival several times. AO Press.
“Being able to be here at home and being able to play, even with less public, makes me very happy,” the Azulean confessed after the victory. “I am leaving with a good feeling. I played against a very tough opponent, “said Delbonis He added: “He has been doing very good things, so I am very satisfied with today’s level and with the situations that I have managed to overcome.”
Cerúndolo, 19, arrived after winning the Córdoba Open, but was unable to beat Delbonis. AO Press.
The Compu, nickname given to him by his friends on the circuit for his intelligence and rational capacity, stood up to Delbo to the end. Only in the tie-break of the second set, Juan Manuel was frustrated after a string of points against that put him 1-6. Upon completion, the least of the Cerúndolo commented: “He played well. He hit the ball very hard, while I wasted chances, which was what I had been doing well last week ”.
The 30-year-old left-hander knew how to play his rival. Knowing Cerúndolo’s ability to play long and short balls from the bottom, without much power but with great precision, Delbonis forced him to upload to the network repeatedly and with its power it made comfort impossible.
The next step for the azuleño will be this Wednesday at 18 in the round of 16, against Serbian Laslo Djere (60 °), who beat the tano Marco Cecchinato (89th) by 6-7 (4), 6-2 and 6-3. This game was played on Monday, so the European will be more rested for the game against the local. “My rival had the day off and must already be in bed, while I just finished playing”, Delbonis said at the end of the game.
The record marks a victory against zero for the Argentine, although it was in the Milan challenger in 2015. Already several years in time and with a more important match in between, Delbo wants to repeat the triumph.
A database of 21 million users of free VPN applications for the Android operating system has hit the Internet, cybersecurity experts from CyberNews found. These are GeckoVPN, SuperVPN and ChatVPN services. The leak also affected users from Russia.
The database, which Kommersant got acquainted with, contains e-mail addresses, logins and passwords, data on countries and other information. Fraudsters can use this data for phishing and hacker attacks.
This is not the first such leak. In July 2020, SuperVPN users got publicly available as part of a massive leak.
Details – in the material “Kommersant” “Anonymity is not applicable here.”
For the third time in the history of Grand Slam tournaments, two tennis players from Russia will play in the semifinals of the Australian Open. This became clear after the 114th racket of the world Aslan Karatsev, having beaten the Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov in four sets, became the first debutant of the major to break into the top four. The next opponent of the 27-year-old Russian will be the first racket of the world Novak Djokovic. The second Russian semi-finalist will become known on Wednesday following the meeting between Daniil Medvedev and Andrei Rublev.
Speaking about the Melbourne breakthrough of Aslan Karatsev, first of all, one should pay attention to the whole scattering of his statistical achievements. Moreover, one of them is an absolute record: not a single Grand Slam debutant in the entire history of the Open Era (since 1968) has managed to reach the semifinals. Also, Karatsev became only the fifth semifinalist of the Major, who started it with qualifications. The previous time this happened back in the last century, when Belarusian Vladimir Volchkov shot at Wimbledon 2000.
Attention is drawn to the fact that in the world classification the Russian now occupies only 114th place. Since the victory at Wimbledon in 2001, Goran Ivanisevic, at that time the 125th racket in the world, has not been so low at the Grand Slam tournaments. However, next Monday Karatsev will make a sharp leap, and even if he is defeated in the semifinals, he will be close to the top 40.
And his victory also means that two Russians will play in the semifinals of the Grand Slam tournament for the third time.
(The second will be the winner of the meeting between Daniil Medvedev and Andrei Rublev.) Previously, Russian tennis players fired a doublet only at the US Open, where in 2001 Evgeny Kafelnikov and Marat Safin distinguished themselves, and in 2006 – Nikolai Davydenko and Mikhail Youzhny.
All these figures and facts, of course, impress the fans. But, for example, President of the Russian Tennis Federation Shamil Tarpishchev, in a conversation with a Kommersant correspondent, noticed a nuance that catches the eye only of those experts who knew Karatsev not as a semi-finalist of the Australian Open, but as a simple tennis workaholic, modest and punctual. More recently, he did not have a ball. This is what they say about players who do not have free swing motion, and therefore have a strong enough blow. Even with fast legs and a tenacious personality, such tennis players are only able to win for a limited period of time, since their physical resources are not unlimited. This was, for example, the winner of the first two Kremlin Cups Andrei Cherkasov, who in his youth rose to 13th place in the ranking, but spent most of his career outside the top 100.
Tarpishchev called the transformation of Karatsev unique, since the work on the correct inclusion of muscles in the strike at a mature age for a tennis player is the hardest, painstaking work that very rarely leads to the required result.
However, the sensational Australian Open semi-finalist, with the help of the current coach Yegor Yatsyuk, managed to achieve the desired goal. This was facilitated by the huge life experience of the Russian, who, by the way, in his youth lived in Israel, where his family left, but then, leaving his mother and sister, he returned to his homeland with his father, since his parents could hardly make ends meet, and sometimes money even enough to pay for my son’s training in the general group.
In general, Aslan Karatsev, of course, cannot be called a darling of fate, even if fortune smiled at him in the quarterfinals in the 30-degree Melbourne heat. It is difficult to say how this match would have ended if Grigor Dimitrov, an experienced and skilled tennis player, had not grabbed the right side of his waist. Judging by the conversation of the Bulgarian with the doctor, who appeared at Rod Laver’s court, the malaise appeared on Monday, but then the spasms were stopped with ibuprofen. And until the middle of the second game, during which Dimitrov was leading 4: 3 with a break, he successfully used the cut backhand shots, which, as one might expect, will become his main weapon against the aggressive tactics of Karatsev.
But then all of a sudden everything changed. The Bulgarian slowed down sharply, which the Russian took advantage of, and the score began to grow in the other direction. Already in the third game, during which Dimitrov won only 12 points, Karatsev’s advantage became overwhelming. And at the end, the ex-third racket of the world and the winner of the final tournament in 2017, in fact, was just serving out the number. As a result – 2: 6, 6: 4, 6: 1, 6: 2 – in 2 hours 32 minutes. The loser hobbled into the locker room with his head lowered, and the winner went to his next TV interview over the past few days, in which he tried to look as if he had not done anything special.
“I am very glad to be in the semifinals, especially since the match with Grigor was rather difficult,” Karatsev said a little later, briefly commenting on his success especially for Kommersant. “It was hot weather, the first set was tense, but in the second game I managed to get used to to the rhythm of Dimitrov and turn the situation in your favor. And in the third set, Grigor sat down because of his back, and this gave me even more confidence. “
At that moment, Aslan Karatsev could only assume that Novak Djokovic would become his rival in the semifinals, already after midnight in Melbourne, in three and a half hours, he had figured out very difficult four sets with Alexander Zverev from Germany. The first racket of the world and eight-time champion of the Australian Open has been playing for the third match in a row with an abdominal injury. So far, however, it does not prevent him from moving along the grid, although if Karatsev gave only three sets in his five meetings on the way to the semifinals, then Djokovic – as many as five.
Russia has never seen such a leap into the top 100
This Monday, while still the 114th racket of the world, 27-year-old Aslan Karatsev will become the 24th domestic tennis player who made it into the first hundred of the rating of the Association of Professional Tennis Players (ATP). In doing so, he will set a kind of record. Even if he is defeated in the semifinals, Karatsev will take a place in the ranking not lower than 42nd, that is, he will overcome 72 positions at once. And not a single Russian managed to break through in the top 100, including Andrei Olkhovsky, who in 1988, in the rank of 151st racket of the world, reached the 1/8 finals on Wimbledon, thanks to which he stepped over 67 steps and climbed to 84th a place.
Interestingly, only 7 out of 24 tennis players from Russia or the USSR made it into the top 100, being over 22 years old. The oldest of them, Konstantin Kravchuk, at that time, in August 2016, was 31 years old. But Andrei Cherkasov in 1989, Marat Safin in 1998 and Mikhail Youzhny in 2001 did the same at the age of 18.
On Wednesday, in the quarter finals, there will be: Andrei Rublev (Russia, 7) —Daniil Medvedev (Russia, 4), Stefanos Tsitsipas (Greece, 5) —Rafael Nadal (Spain, 2). On Thursday in the 1/2 finals there are: Djokovic – Karatsev.
On Wednesday, in the quarter finals, there will be: Ashley Barty (Australia, 1) —Carolina Mukhova (Czech Republic, 25), Jennifer Brady (USA) —Jessica Pegula (USA). On Thursday in 1/2 finals there will be Osaka-Williams.