Friday, September 8, 2017

'Le Figaro': Will Mark Zuckerberg be the next US president?

Journal highlights a series of indications that he will run for president in 2020

The French newspaper Le Figaro published an article on Friday (8) which analyzes the possibility of Mark Zuckerberg, known worldwide for owning Facebook, will be the next president of the United States.At 33, the founder and CEO of Facebook is one of the most influential and powerful billionaires on the planet, says Le Figaro. For several months, and rightly so, many tell him about his presidential ambition in the United States. Portrait of a man linked to two billion humans, he adds.Mark Zuckerberg visits the Blackfeet Indian tribe in Montana. And as each of the two billion users of Facebook, the largest social network in the world in which he is the founder and CEO, he published photos of his meeting with members of the Blackfeet tribe in his feed. He describes, among other things, the daily life of the reserve, clarifies the complexity of the problems associated with the specific jurisdiction at his disposal, evokes the pains caused by alcohol and drug addiction within the tribe.

A few days earlier, Zuck-to his intimates-told Le Figaro's reporter about his adventures and analyzes of the rural world of a cattle ranch in South Dakota. This time, with pictures of him in the middle of the cows. 

"Why would Mark Zuckerberg, one of the most powerful and influential men on the planet, owning a $ 71.5 billion personal fortune, CEO of a media and technology empire at a click from half the globe, an Indian reservation, a breeding farm or a fire station to talk to about twenty people and see cows? " Le Figaro asks .
It may be that the youngest billionaire in history does not limit his ambitions to the interconnectedness of all mankind, and sees himself as President of the United States of America, he opines.
In early 2017, Mark Zuckerberg announced his good intentions in an open letter to the community, like every year, when he was limited to learning Mandarin or reading 25 books in a year. This year's challenge included: visit each of the 50 states by 2018, the French daily reports.
Since the announcement and his open letter on February 16, Mark Zuckerberg has repeatedly raised a number of indications that he will likely run for the presidency in the 2020 elections, the paper warns.

How are the names of hurricanes chosen?

How does the denomination facilitate alerts

Three drills are active in the Atlantic Ocean: Irma, Katia and José, a rare event. Last week, the United States was impacted by Hurricane Harvey and Mexico, and the Pacific side, Mexico's Lídia. In hurricane season - convened by meteorologists between June and November - we always wonder, why names of people to the phenomenon. The answer is simpler than it sounds: the standard facilitates disclosure of alerts. 
In addition to facilitating warnings and warnings to manage the event with the population (evacuation protocols, information on storms, etc.), the adoption of a name for the phenomenon is fundamental to avoid confusion. The official website of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in the United States explains that there would be more mistakes and the population could be confused. The most serious consequences, in the case of two simultaneous holes in the same time or region.
How are the names chosen?
The names are currently defined by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) in Switzerland, part of the United Nations with 189 member countries. The list has 21 names previously selected from names submitted by regional official entities. The list alternates male and female names in alphabetical order. Every six years, a new list is created. But currently. a group of members of the organization reevaluates and adds new names to replace those that have been "archived."
Names of hurricanes that have caused great tragedies are removed and are never used again, so there is no confusion. So there will not be another Hurricane Katrina, like that of the New Orleans tragedy in 2005.
History of names
Ivan Tannehill's book "Hurricanes" is cited as a reference in the history of hurricane names by NOAA. According to him, in the nineteenth century hurricanes were "baptized" in function of the day of Catholic saints, for example, "Santa Ana" drill, which devastated Puerto Rico on July 28, 1825, and San Felipe I, which reached the same city ​​on September 13, 1876.
The use of women's names is attributed to the Australian meteorologist, Clement Wragge. According to Tannehill, the Australian meteorologist would have come to use, for tropical storms, the names of women she felt angry or disliked.
During World War II, members of the US Navy and US Army began mapping hurricanes and storms in the Pacific Ocean and informally naming women.
As early as 1953, the United States began to officially use women's names in tropical storms in the Atlantic Ocean. In 1978, NOAA adopted a list of names of both genders for Pacific hurricanes. The following year, in 1979, the male and female names were included in lists for the Atlantic.    
Reservation names
If more than 21 tropical cyclones occur during a season, WMO refers to the list of Greek alphabet names: Alpha, Beta, Gamma, Delta and so on. 

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Obama says decision on 'Dreamers' is 'cruel and wrong'

Going back to these young people is wrong - because they have done nothing wrong. It is self-destructive - because they want to start new business, enter our laboratories, serve as military personnel, and other contributions they can give to the country that And it's cruel, "he wrote in a long text. Obama questions what will become of these people with a series of questions. "What if your child's science teacher or our close friend has to leave for being a Dreamer? Where should we supposed to send them? To a country she does not know or remember with a language she may never have spoken of? Let's be clear: today's action has nothing to do with legality. It's a political decision, and a moral issue, "Obama says.

In the text, he mocks the justifications of the Trump administration saying that "kicking them out of the country will not reduce unemployment, or lower someone's taxes, or increase anyone's salary."

Evoking the "American sense of being" and the "values ​​of the population," Obama still uses strong terms to criticize the government.

"Finally, this is about basic decency ... What makes us Americans is not a question of how we are visually, or where our names come from, or the way we pray. to be faithful to a group of ideas - that we all create in an equal way, that allows us all to have a chance to make our lives what we want, "he says. 

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Windows is doomed

 new Microsoft is nearly unrecognizable. Years ago, when Windows was dominant and the smartphone era had yet to arrive, Microsoft was often the epitome of all that is wrong with a powerful company: They were accused of monopolistic tendencies, their arrogance made them miss the mobile era, and they stagnated for years while coasting on their most lucrative products.
But Microsoft is now born again, adaptive, forward-looking, and with products like its augmented reality HoloLens, occasionally almost cool. So when it was recently announced that Microsoft is entering into a deal to make its Cortana voice assistant work with Amazon's Alexa, barely an eye was batted. Once famously closed off, Microsoft now tries to be as open as possible, putting Office on the iPad, its Outlook email app on iPhones and Androids, and making its storage and note-taking services, OneDrive and OneNote, available on basically everything. Coupled with a growing cloud business, record highs for its stock, and still-growing revenues and profits, you might think things were on the up and up for the Redmond giant.

Saturday, September 2, 2017


As floodwaters receded and rescuers searched waterlogged neighborhoods for more potential victims, Houston officials began turning their attention to the city's long-term recovery, which will take years and billions of dollars.

As Houston confronts challenges following Harvey, New Orleans' difficulties after the devastation of Katrina could prove instructive.

Russia on Friday promised a "tough response" to the United States' decision to shut its consulate in San Francisco in the latest round of a diplomatic tit-for-tat.

Muslims around the world are celebrating the Eid al-Adha holiday on Friday as some 2 million Muslim pilgrims carry out the final rites of the annual hajj in Saudi Arabia.

The country is bracing for another round of protests and violence as the Supreme Court overturns the re-election of President Kenyatta, citing irregularities.

AP recently confirmed Vorayuth "Boss" Yoovidhya's last known location was Taiwan. But, the trail has since gone cold as the statute of limitations on his hit-and-run charge is set to expire.

Federal and state officials are warning residents, volunteers and officials in flood zones they could be targeted by storm-related scams, contract corruption, document fraud, identify theft and other crimes.

Muslims from the U.S. traveling to Saudi Arabia for the hajj pilgrimage say they have never been more anxious traveling abroad than now.

The Vatican's efforts to heal a decades-long rift with China appear to have stalled, with an agreement on the status of controversial bishops still elusive.

For the first time, Nick Saban and Jimbo Fisher face each other this weekend in a showdown between the No. 1 Crimson Tide and No. 3 Seminoles.

Brazilian citizens deserve elections now

31 August marks one year since Dilma Rousseff’s removal as President of Brazil, when 61 senators trampled upon the political will expressed at the ballot box by the 54 million Brazilians who had elected her. 
Since then, the illegitimate Michel Temer-led government has shown its true colours with hardline austerity policies. Despite having no mandate, the government has reversed social programmes that took 40 million people out of poverty.
 Its policies have plunged the economy into deeper crisis, damaged public services such as healthcare, and hurt the living standards of millions of working and poorer people. 
It is perhaps not surprising therefore that Temer’s approval ratings are in single figures – we stand with the millions of Brazilians demanding elections now.

Friday, September 1, 2017

Russia promises tough response to US diplomatic retaliation

US orders Moscow to close its consulate in San Francisco and buildings in Washington and New York
 The Russian government said on Friday it would respond harshly to any measure of the United States designed to undermine it after the United States ordered Moscow to close its consulate in San Francisco and buildings in Washington and New York.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov was warned and Russia said it was studying a reaction to the US measure that would require it to close two US trade missions and the consulate until September 2.

Crisis with North Korea is on the brink of war, says Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin has admitted that the crisis with North Korea is on the verge of "a large-scale conflict." In an article published in several countries on the occasion of the BRICS Summit, Putin said that the situation on the Korean peninsula "has worsened" and that the problem will not be solved only with sanctions or international pressure on the Pyongyang regime. "In Russia's view, it is erroneous and futile to put an end to the DPRK's nuclear missile program only through pressure on Pyongyang.
It is necessary to solve the problems of the region through direct dialogue between all the parties involved, without placing preconditions. "Putin also said that Russia and China" have set up a common timetable for the Korean peninsula, which "was designed to promote the progressive reduction of tensions and favoring the mechanism of lasting peace and security ".
North Korea has been conducting missile tests and threats against the United States for years. However, in recent months, Pyongyang's military activities have intensified and the regime launched a missile that overflew the territory of Japan this week.

Although Russia has been a political and ideological opponent of the United States since the Cold War, Putin's administration is concerned about North Korea's actions, as it may spark a war in the region involving major military powers such as China and Japan.

North Korea has been sanctioned several times by Western countries and the United Nations, but has not been intimidated in maintaining its military attachments. US President Donald Trump also raised the tone against North Korea, saying that "all options" are being analyzed to contain the country.

Trump chooses companies that can build a wall in Mexico

The United States Department of Homeland Security announced on Thursday that four companies were selected to build prototypes of the controversial wall proposed by President Donald Trump along the Mexican border.    

The companies come from four different states: Alabama, Arizona, Mississippi and Texas. The companies Caddell Construction, Fisher Industries, Texas Sterling Construction and WG & Sons Construction were in charge of producing a concrete wall, which will be nine meters long and up to nine meters high.    

According to the Customs and Border Protection Service (CBP), the four models will be built and one team will be responsible for conducting resistance tests over the next two months.   
The four contracts are valued between $ 400,000 and $ 500,000 each. In all, more than 200 companies even submitted design designs for the wall. Next week will also announce more contracts for the construction of prototypes made of other materials, other than concrete.    

The total cost of building the wall between the two countries is estimated at tens of billions of dollars. The Mexican government has rejected the idea of ​​paying for the project, which has generated a diplomatic crisis between countries.    

The construction of the wall was one of Trump's main proposals during his presidential election campaign.

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